1001 wonders! 1001 thrills! Henry Levin’s ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’ (1959)

Jules Verne’s classic science fiction adventure novel Voyage au Centre de la Terre has been adapted many times for screens both large…

Supreme Evil has met its match! Ed Hunt’s ‘Alien Warrior’ (1986)

Okay, so, here’s a plot, such as it is: in an alien dimension peopled by men with excellent – and better…

Dämonen aus dem All: Antonio Margheriti’s ‘Snow Devils’ (1967)

The concluding entry in the Gamma One franchise, a series of four low budget Italian / American co-productions that spawned…

It’s not fear that tears you apart… It’s HIM! Joe D’Amato’s ‘Anthropophagous’ to Blu-ray from 88 Films in June

So this is pretty groovy. The infamous Joe D’Amato’s unexpectedly moody exercise in censor-bait horror Anthropophagous (alternately The Grim Reaper, The Beast, Man-Eater and…

A Fascinating Adventure into the Unknown! ‘The Incredible Shrinking Man’ to Blu-ray from Koch Media in May

Less than a year after their fine Blu-ray edition of the big-bug classic Tarantula!, Koch Media GmbH are dipping into Universal International’s considerable catalogue of…

A Song Before Annihilation: Theme from ‘Hercules’ (Pino Donaggio)

Though produced in conjunction with the film and later released on Intrada’s limited CD issue of its original score recording (I’m…

Massimo Pupillo’s ‘La Vendetta di Lady Morgan’ (1965)

Warning: spoilers haunt this write-up with adorable puffs of smoke! Despite her rather uninviting name, 19th Century (or thereabouts, we’re…

You feel them in your blood!   Luigi Cozzi’s CONTAMINATION to Blu-ray from Arrow in June

It’s shaping up to be a great summer for exploitation whatsits on Blu-ray, and here’s one more to add to the…

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

The end of the first G.I Joe movie left Cobra agent Zartan (Arnold Vosloo) perfectly positioned for further evildoing – and…

Die Schlacht der Stahlgiganten: Stuart Gordon’s ‘Robot Jox’ (1990)

Fifty years following a global nuclear holocaust conventional warfare has been outlawed. Territorial disputes between the two superpowers (the United States…

Disc Love: Lone Wolf and Cub (Rapid Eye Movies Blu-ray Collection, 2014)

While I intend to (eventually) get around to each of the films in this collection in individual reviews, it’s disc-only…

The most terrifying story the screen has ever told! NIGHT OF THE DEMON / CURSE OF THE DEMON to Blu-ray this month from Sinister Film.

Okay, so this isn’t the first time Jacques Tourneur’s (The Cat People) creepy adaptation of M.R. James Casting the Runes has made…

Saturday Monster Matinee: Irwin Allen’s ‘The Lost World’ (1960)

Playing as a sort of matinee ready follow-up to 20th Century Fox’s successful production of Journey to the Center of the…

He’s Here to Help: The Guest (2014)

The Peterson family – mother Laura (Sheila Kelley), father Spencer (Leland Orser), nearly of age daughter (who’d be of age…

Tape Deck: King of Snake (大蛇大戦 / Python Wars) AVA Nippon VHS

Every time I revisit the 1984 giant monster oddity King of Snake I go in hoping I’ll like it at least a…

A Song Before Annihilation: Beginning of the End (Albert Glasser)

It’s thrills, chills, and bombast to spare in this brief suite of cues from Bert I. Gordon’s big-bug opus Beginning of the…

Pastors of the Apocalypse! Shepherd [aka Cybercity] (1999)

It’s after the end of the world (again and again and again). This time the sweet one-two punch of World…

The Land of OOP: Fright Night (30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray)

“What would you do if you accidentally discovered the house next door was occupied by something not human… something horrifying……

Magical adventure beyond your wildest dreams! Ferrigno’s SINBAD and HERCULES, on Blu-ray this month from Koch Media

And the left-field Blu-ray wonders continue to pour out of the German home video marketplace – I couldn’t be happier, even if…

A Song Before Annihilation: Crack in the World + Time (Johnny Douglas and his Orchestra)

This is a fascinating, frustrating artifact – a radio-ready 45 rpm of two themes (in alternate versions, natch) from Crack…

Saturday Monster Matinee: Ebirah – Horror of the Deep / ゴジラ・エビラ・モスラ 南海の大決闘

An unlikely series of events land a bank robber, two go-go dancing yacht enthusiasts, and one determined, naive youth on an…

Tremendous! Stupendous! Fun! HERCULES IN NEW YORK to Blu-ray in February

And the strange title announcements continue to roll in from abroad. That’s right folks, Arnie’s first feature film outing is…

Happy Holidays from ExB

If, whenever, and however you celebrate, we (with a little help from our X-seijin buddies) wish you all the very best…

Disc News: THE SNOW DEVILS and PLANET ON THE PROWL to Blu-ray in January from CMV Laservision

Addendum (3/12/2015): Our copy of ‘The Snow Devils’ has been received and reviewed. Here be the goods. Talk about unlikely! I have…

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