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Archive for the 'British Film' Category

House of the Long Shadows (1983)

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Here’s my review of the new and long-awaited DVD release of House of the Long Shadows, over (once again) at Cinema Retro.

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Cinema Retro Dr. No special edition!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

The new Dr No special edition of Cinema Retro is out, featuring my interview with Bettine Le Beau, who had a small role as Doctor Dent’s secretary. You can order it by clicking the pic!

Bettine Le Beau was a big starĀ in the early 1960s, when she was a regular on TV and radio, as well […]

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The Black Panther (1977)

Friday, September 28th, 2012

I’ve always felt a personal connection to this story, as I was given a newspaper from the day before I was born when I was around ten years old. It was all about Dennis Neilson, and as I grew up in Wolverhampton, I was close to where it all happened. My dad went to the […]

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The Legacy (1978)

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Another British horror gem unearthed and dusted down by Odeon Entertainment. If you’ve ever fancied seeing Roger Daltrey get killed horribly, this is one for you. Click the pic for my Cinema Retro review!

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New Cinema Retro out now!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

The new issue of Cinema Retro is now available, and features part two of my survey of the British sex film, this time focusing on the rather more explicit 1970s. With great pictures, and hopefully some new insight, it’s got to be worth a read, right? Click on the cover for more info.

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Twins of Evil (1971) - The B Movie Cast

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Last weekend I made another appearance on the B Movie Cast, discussing the Hammer classic Twins of Evil. Click here or on the picture, or find it on iTunes.

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Hammer Has Risen From the Grave!

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Last weekend I attended this amazing Hammer films event hosted by the De Montfort University in Leicester. You can read my full report and see a couple of my photos over at Cinema Retro!

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The Wicker Tree (2012)

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

I reviewed The Wicker Tree for Cinema Retro. This is a film to be avoided at all costs. If you want to know why, click the picture or here…

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The Devils (1971) now on DVD

Monday, April 9th, 2012

One of the most long-awaited DVDs of all time is finally here, released by the BFI. Click here or on the picture for my full review. For my coverage of the launch event held at the BFI two weeks ago, you’ll have to buy the next edition of Cinema Retro!

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Earlier this year a certain small British horror film inadvertently made national headlines, probably because it featured moments such as these:
“An early scene in the film in which the main character masturbates whilst he watches a DVD of the original Human Centipede film, with sandpaper wrapped around his penis, and a sequence later […]

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