America’s olden independent label, VCI Entertainment has a real knack for bringing obscurities into the mainstream sphere, from Hollywood’s golden age to Mexican horror classics, often via stunning restorations.

Blu-ray Review: White Zombie (1932)

Made literally off the back of Universal’s Frankenstein and Dracula, utilising free-standing sets on the studio’s backlot, brothers Victor and Harold Halperin, created the first feature-length zombie film, White Zombie, in just 11 days. Now the long-admired independent horror classic has a home on Blu-ray thanks to America’s oldest independent label VCI Entertainment. Set down …

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Blu-ray Review: Campbell’s Kingdom & Agent 8 3/4

VCI Entertainment stock a large selection of classic British cinema, including a considerable portion of celebrated English actor Sir Dirk Bogarde’s filmography. I recently had the opportunity to check out the label’s double feature Blu-ray release of two such titles, Campbell’s Kingdom and Agent 8 ¾ (Hot Enough for June) from director and long-time Bogarde …

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Blu-ray Review: Ruby (1977)

Vengeful spirits have come in many forms on the big screen, but a prohibition era gangster would definitely be among the rare. Curtis Harrington (Night Tide) gives audiences one such scenario in Ruby, where a criminal spectre comes calling on his old girlfriend Ruby Clair and his former associates who violently gunned him down sixteen …

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Blu-ray Review: What the Peeper Saw (1972)

Completely restored, uncut and presented in glorious widescreen, What the Peeper Saw is an intriguing horrific thriller about a young woman named Elise who suspects her seemingly innocent step-son of murdering his real mother, and now fears she may be next. Having recently seen the trailer presented on Umbrella Entertainment’s lasted volume of Drive-In Delirium, …

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Blu-ray Review: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)

Not all that long ago, exploring a director’s early filmography would often be a short venture with a number of titles having not make the convenient leap to home video. In recent years the rise of many independent distributors have provided a great service to audiences by unearthing many cinematic obscurities. One such label and …

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