Saturday Monster Matinee:『ゴジラ・ミニラ・ガバラ オール怪獣大進撃』/ All Monsters Attack

My memories of Godzilla’s tenth screen adventure are fonder than usual. It aired on television constantly as I was growing…

Disc Love: Luigi Cozzi’s ‘Contamination’ (2015 Arrow Video Blu-ray)

A love note to the classic science fiction cinema of the past by way of an Alien-derived horror fantasy about Martian…

Don’t hunt what you can’t kill: John Woo’s ‘Hard Target’

When Nat Binder (Yancy Butler) comes to New Orleans looking for her long-time estranged, now missing, father, she didn’t expect…

Thrill-stories beyond all imagining! THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS, SON OF KONG, MIGHTY JOE YOUNG and THEM! to Blu-ray from Warner in October

The (overlong) title says it all here, ladies and gentlemen. The classic genre fans among the HD video aficionados have oft…

Saturday Monster Matinee:     Earth Attack Order ~ Godzilla vs. Gigan『地球攻撃命令 ゴジラ対ガイガン』

Aliens in orange leisure suits plot world conquest from a theme park, and it’s up to a comic artist and…

Creeping! Crawling! Crushing! Bill Rebane’s ‘The Giant Spider Invasion’ to Blu-ray and DVD next week from VCI

Update (6/13/2015): The original post continues below – received the Blu-ray on Wednesday and wanted to share some quick thoughts. Firstly,…

A Song Before Annihilation: That’s Good (Devo)

A cut from the 1982 LP Oh, no! It’s Devo – this is pure propulsive synth-pop bliss, and somewhat notorious with regards to…

Saturday Monster Matinee:    Virgil Vogel’s ‘The Land Unknown’

A trio of naval researchers and an intrepid journalist find themselves lost in a prehistoric oasis after their expedition crash lands…

A Song Before Annihilation: Pop Muzik (M)

Originally from M (Robin Scott)’s 1979 LP New York · London · Paris · Munich. This gets more circulation in the ExB homeland than…

Saturday Monster Matinee: Edward L. Cahn’s ‘IT! The Terror from Beyond Space’

The year is 1973. The first manned mission to Mars has gone disastrously wrong, and several months later a rescue mission reveals…

Falcon Magistrate / 「はやぶさ奉行」 (1957)

Edo period Japan. Kagemoto Toyama (Chiezo Kataoka), known to his friends as Kinshiro, is the son of a well-respected magistrate….

All new thrills! Shock! Suspense! Jack Arnold’s ‘Revenge of the Creature’ to Region B Blu-ray in August

While the first film saw release in Universal’s widely distributed Monsters: The Essential Collection Blu-ray box from 2012, and subsequently in…

Der Mann mit dem Glasauge: The Man With the Glass Eye (1969)

Scotland Yard’s most boring best (well, at least fifth or sixth best) man Inspector Perkins (Horst Tappert, who was always more lively…

Beyond the edge of darkness: Terry Marcel’s ‘Hawk the Slayer’

Welcome to some vaguely defined medieval fantasy period. Brothers Voltan (Jack Palance) – evil if the name isn’t hint enough –…

Fatal Frame /「劇場版 零〜ゼロ〜」 (2014)

The peaceful life of the girls of a Catholic boarding school in a small Japanese town turns first strange, then rather…

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

Update (5/29/2015): 88 Films have posted a single frame from their Blu-ray master and it… isn’t very promising. If this shot…

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…

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