The Queen of Spades

The Queen of Spades Blu ray Kino Lorber 1949/ 1.33:1 / 95 min. Starring Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans Directed by Throld Dickinson One of the pleasures of discovering 1949’s The Queen of Spades is ...

April 10th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include Dario Argento’s Deep Red, Mohawk, Full Moon High, The Psychopath (1966)

April 10th is going to be a momentous day to be a cult genre fan, as we have a bevy of home media releases that folks are surely going to want to add to their Blu-ray and DVD collections. Arrow ...

Contest: Win Crucible Of Horror on Blu-ray

Death by murder doesn't come easily in Crucible of Horror (also known as The Corpse), and with the 1971 British fright flick coming to Blu-ray on April 10th from the fine folks at Scream Factory, ...

Scream Factory’s April Blu-ray Releases Include Full Moon High, Daughters Of Satan, Superbeast

New year, same wonderful deep cuts from Scream Factory! This April, Scream Factory will unearth Crucible of Horror (1971), Daughters of Satan (1972), Superbeast (1972), and Full Moon High (1981) on ...

Blu-ray Review – Demons of the Mind (1972)

Demons of the Mind, 1972. Directed by Peter Sykes. Starring Paul Jones, Robert Hardy, Shane Briant, Gillian Hills, Yvonne Mitchell, Patrick Magee, Robert Brown, and Michael Hordern. Synopsis: A ...

From Lollobrigida to Gidget: Romance and Heartache in Italy

Here's a brief look – to be expanded – at Turner Classic Movies' June 2017 European Vacation Movie Series this evening, June 23. Tonight's destination of choice is Italy. Starring Suzanne Pleshette ...

Gilbert Taylor obituary

Cinematographer on the first Star Wars film who worked with the Boulting Brothers, Hitchcock and Polanski The British cinematographer Gilbert Taylor, who has died aged 99, was best known for his ...

This week's new films

Dr Seuss' The Lorax (U) (Chris Renauld, Kyle Balda, 2012, Us) Zac Efron, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito. 86 mins. Dr Seuss's most environmentally minded story was a natural choice for movie ...

Woman in a Dressing Gown – review

J Lee Thompson's unmissable proto-kitchen-sink drama goes all the way where Brief Encounter loitered hesitantly Terence Davies's recent film The Deep Blue Sea returned audiences to Britain's lost ...

Film Review: 'Woman in a Dressing Gown' (re-release)

★★★★☆ Available to own on DVD for the first time since its cinematic release back in 1957, J. Lee Thompson's Woman in a Dressing Gown hints at what was to come from the British New Wave of the 1960s, ...

Trailer trash

Asif Kapadia on shooting his London Olympics film, and Sylvia Syms on a neglected 50s classic As if by magic My favourite of the official Olympics films is by Asif Kapadia. His The Odyssey examines ...

Sylvia Syms: 'I'd like a really evil part'

The 78-year-old Britsh actor, whose 1957 film Woman in a Dressing Gown is being re-released, talks about her rebellious past, why she's not dame material – and what she'd love to do next Sylvia Syms ...

Doctor Who: Professor Wenn – The Series That Never Was

​I’m sure by now most of you have already read or heard the fascinating news from the BBC. Apparently a very, very early draft version of Doctor Who has surfaced. How early? 1956, making it a full ...