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Blu-ray Review: ELFEN LIED Bares Bodies And Souls

(... and often also the insides of both...) British distributor 101 Films seems to own exactly two anime licenses, and it released one of those a few weeks ago on Blu-ray, in a beautiful shiny steelbook (seen here). I'm... More »
By Ard Vijn   
  

FrightFest Presents: First Titles Include AAAAAAAAH!, THE SAND, And More

Back in April, we first heard about 'FrightFest Presents,' intended to give film fans across the UK and Ireland access to titles that have screened at the UK's leading horror fantasy film festival. Now the first titles to be released... More »
By Peter Martin   
  

Giveaway: Win Blu-rays And DVDs Of THE DEAD LANDS And WHITE GOD From Magnet, Magnolia And TwitchFilm

TwitchFilm has partnered with Magnet Releasing and Magnolia Pictures to bring you a couple of wonderful films on Blu-ray and DVD. First up we have two copies of Toa Fraser's brutal New Zealand Maori action film The Dead Lands. A... More »
By J Hurtado   
  

Hey Canada! TURBO KID Is Riding Into A Town Near You On August 28

Turbo Kid, the Canadian cult hit and festival circuit darling, is coming to a Canadian cinema near you.The shenanigans begin on Thursday, August 27th with Raven Banner and Cineplex's Sinister Cinema series. For one night only Turbo Kid will play... More »
By Andrew Mack   
  

Review: CHARLIE'S COUNTRY Enthralls

When I saw Rolf de Heer's Bad Boy Bubby in an arthouse theatre back in the mid-90s, I was totally unprepared for such raw and nihilistic filmmaking. A violent and dark film, it was clear from that one film that... More »
By Jason Gorber   
  

VAMPIR: Watch The Atmospheric Teaser For Anya Beyersdorf's Latest

Acclaimed Australian writer-director Anya Beyersdorf (Gayby) returns to screens with her new short, Vampir, which we last heard of back in March when she was running a crowd funding campaign to source the final bit of their budget for the... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Review: THE GLASS MAN, A Frightening Spiral Into A Personal Hell

The most uncomfortable subject is not sex; it is money. Not in political discussions, but personal ones. We don't ask people how much money they make; we don't ask them about their personal finances. It is probably safe to assume... More »
  

Christopher Lee And Peter Cushing Reunited In THE SKULL, Coming To Blu-ray

More classic British horror heads to Blu-ray as Eureka! Entertainment announces the release of Freddie Francis' 1965 shocker The Skull, arriving on dual-format Blu-ray and DVD on 26 October.Perhaps best known as an Oscar-winning cinematographer, shooting such acclaimed works as... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: NINA FOREVER Is A Threesome With Sex, Love And Death.

I had a university professor (English literature) who was fond of saying, "Nobody walks away happy from a threeway." I wonder what he would have to say about the Blaine Brothers' Nina Forever, a dark but droll relationship drama that... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

ORIGIN UNKNOWN: Check Out The First Artwork From Upcoming UK Scifi

Screen announced yesterday that UK director Hasraf Dulull is now underway on his debut feature, a science fiction offering titled Origin Unknown, and we've now got the first artwork from the film to share. An expansion of the proof of... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Melbourne 2015 Review: DOWNRIVER Needs A Paddle

Downriver, the Australian feature debut from Grant Scicluna, certainly showed signs of promise: a dour but intensely quiet rumination of redemption set in a murky bush town filled with questionable characters. It certainly has the ingredients for an intriguing, mystery-fuelled thriller.... More »
  

Review: CATCH ME DADDY, Searing Violence And Cool Pacing Add Up To Trouble

Director Daniel Wolfe came into recognition with his awesome music video Time To Dance for the band The Shoes. The clip featured a disturbed psychopath, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, who, essentially, murdered hipsters who could not dance. This tongue-in-cheek idea... More »
  

Review: SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE, An Absolute Delight

Aardman Studios return to the big screen in cracking form with another rip-roaring roller coaster of action, smart humour and lovable characters. Shaun The Sheep Movie promises to delight fans of all ages, and long-time aficionados of the studio's signature... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Melbourne 2015 Review: HOLDING THE MAN Explores Doomed Love Delicately

From Neil Armfield, the director of doomed addict romance Candy, comes his latest, also doomed romance Holding The Man. Another adaptation, this time based on the life memoirs of Timothy Conigrave and his epic love for partner John Caleo.... More »
  

Watch A Clip From Hammer Classic THE MAN WHO COULD CHEAT DEATH

Great news for Hammer Horror fans, as Eureka! Entertainment is bringing Terence Fisher's The Man Who Could Cheat Death to dual-format Blu-ray/DVD on 21 September.Fisher helped define the vibrant look of many of Hammer's classic gothic horror tales, and after... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Watch The Gripping Trailer For David Stubbs' True Life Exorcism Doc BELIEF: THE POSSESSION OF JANET MOSES

Sure to provoke strong reactions as it hits the festival circuit, a gripping and troubling trailer has arrived online for David Stubbs' documentary Belief: The Possession Of Janet Moses which peers into the circumstances around the death of a young... More »
By Todd Brown   
  

Film4 FrightFest Goes All Out With Supersized Shorts Programme

Film4 FrightFest has revealed its Short Film Showcase for 2015, which will be its biggest yet with no less than 31 shorts from 13 different countries. Programmed by none other than Twitchfilm's very own Shelagh Rowan-Legg, this year's shorts lineup... More »
By Pierce Conran   
  

Watch A Clip From King Hu's DRAGON INN, Coming Soon From Masters Of Cinema

An all-time classic martial arts masterpiece, King Hu's 1967 adventure Dragon Inn was hard to come by in an English-friendly version for many years. Well, not any more. Last year the film was released in a stunning new 4K restoration,... More »
By James Marsh   
  

Fantasia 2015 Review: CHERRY TREE Yields Rotten Pits

The mantra "Death is only the beginning," is repeated throughout Irish occult horror Cherry Tree by the coven of witches who have infiltrated a small-town high school. Their sexy long tressed leader wears a guise as the girl's field hockey... More »
By Kurt Halfyard   
  

RESTORATION: New Images, Casting News for Stuart Willis Sci-Fi Film

We've been tracking the progress of the science-fiction project Restoration for a while now and the latest word is very positive indeed. Directed by Stuart Willis and produced by Toby Gibson, the film is "set in a near-future world where... More »
By Peter Martin   
  
 
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