The Christmas Competition 2013

It’s Christmas again, and as ever we have a heap of prizes to give away to one lucky winner. This year we decided to go with a more artistic theme so the package includes lots of great prints from some amazing artists we’ve met at

Big Trouble in Little China

It’s a rare occurrence in the home release review trade when one ponders who a review is actually for. John Carpenter’s Big Trouble in Little China is just such an occasion, in the UK it’s one of the more commonly broadcast movies on terrestrial and

The Long Goodbye

Despite the number of classics that fit under the banner, film noir is a style of crime cinema that has been bizarrely confined to the era of its inception. More often than not, those films made outside of the 1940s and 50s tend to be

S07E17 – Lost in Space

On this week’ show we decided float around with no direction in a weightless environment. Join us as we investigate the difference between exploration and not knowing where the hell you are, and why getting lost in space always seems to lead to monster and

Heroic Age

Every genre has certain themes that are considered its staples – the building blocks of stories that have been, or are yet to be told. One of the most common elements in science fiction is the Earth being attacked by an alien force with superior

S07E16 – Doki Doki 2013 Special

The Doki Doki Festival in Manchester only happens once every two years, and this year we were invited along to see what all the fuss was about. We met up with some familiar faces and made some new friends while we were there, and a


What does it take to change the status quo? Sometimes it takes one courageous person to take a stand against the “system”, but when it comes to subjective things like entertainment we find that art does not imitate life. Join us as we find out why

Tokyo Fist

Back at the peak of the DVD era and when Tartan was a titan of the home video market, the eclectic label had a sub strand called Asia Extreme. Without bathing in gore, the term Asia Extreme is a moniker that few filmmakers live up

S07E14 – Demons and Devils

With Halloween only a few days away we decided to look at something a little different on this episode. Rather than discussing the usual witches, vampires, mummies, boogeymen and other things that go bump in the night we decided to take a look at demons

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Arrow’s latest release and one of the highlights of the year’s home release calendar is 1978’s Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It comes with the embarrassment of extra footage, interviews, and making-of videos. The Blu-ray also features a characteristic effort to bring the film into