Dark Ink by Gary Kemble

Back in August the lovely PR from our friends at Titan Books sent us a copy of Australian author Gary Kemble’s first novel Strange Ink. Strange Ink introduced us to investigative reporter Harry Hendrick who woke up one morning with a hangover and a strange tattoo. Only thing was that the tats kept on coming…

A Fistful of Dynamite (AKA Duck You Sucker! 1971)

Sergio Leone’s final western A Fistful of Dynamite has at last received a Blu-ray release in the UK thanks to those lovely people at Eureka as part of their Masters of Cinema series. The two disc edition contains three different cuts of the film including a transfer of the 2009 2K restoration by Cineteca di…

Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Based upon Ryan McHenry’s notion that High School Musical (2006) would be better if  Zac Efron had been attacked by a zombie (and lets face it definitely would) Anna and the Apocalypse, which has just been released as a Double disc Blu-Ray in the UK, is almost certainly the first high school musical zombie comedy…

Three Films with Sammo Hung Box Set

We like actor/director/fight choreographer Sammo Hung at the Hothouse so we were dead pleased to get our paws upon Eureka’s Three Films of Sammo Hung box set. Featuring three of Hung’s best movies fully uncut in a new 2K restoration on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.   In The Iron Fisted Monk…

Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella (2019)

Well my curiosity was piqued when the movie synopsis opened with ‘Essex is running low on pills’ so I thought lets take a look at geezer romp Rise of the Footsoldier 4: Marbella, which is out in UK cinemas and on Premium VOD now. Fresh out of a five year stretch in the nick Pat…

The Fate of Lee Khan (1973)

We really enjoyed Chinese director King Hu’s Legend of the Mountain (1979) so we were delighted to hear that Eureka Entertainment were about to release a 2k restoration of his 1973 wuxia classic The Fate of Lee Khan as a dual format Blu-ray/DVD in the UK (21 October 2019). It’s 1366 and China has fallen…

Skinner (1993)

Long thought lost Ivan Nagy’s 90s gore fest Skinner has just been released as a 4K restoration on dual format Blu-ray/DVD in the UK. This is the first time that this movie has been available in the UK home movie format. Ted Raimi is Dennis Skinner (not the veteran Labour MP also known as the…

The Haunting of Hill House (2018)

When I heard that Netflicks were going to make an 10 episode adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s 1959 novel The Haunting of Hill House, my initial thought was ‘how are they going to drag out a 245 page novel over almost 10 hours of TV? Well the answer is that they threw out most of the…

Steve Hillige/Gong at Islington Assembly Hall

Its been awhile since we last went to a gig, but we took a trip backwards in time on Saturday (17 November) to see two performers that we had last experienced live back in the late 1970s. As we arrived at the Islington Assembly Hall the otherwise low key security bods were busy confiscating bottles…

Rabid (1977)

Here’s one that has been lurking in my to watch file for too long, David Cronenberg’s  Rabid was released as a two-disc special edition Blu-ray 26 August featuring a host of extra material . Rose (porn actress Marylyn Chambers)  suffers terrible injuries when she and her boyfriend are involved in a motorcycle crash, she is…