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Baba Yaga (1973)

Friday, November 23rd, 2012

Here’s my review of the odd and groovy Italian film Baba Yaga, starring Baby Doll herself, Carrol Baker. Click the picture to go over to Cinema Retro!

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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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I was invited to be a guest on The B Movie Cast, a popular weekly film podcast hosted from South Carolina by Vince Rotolo. We talked about Norman J. Warren’s first movie, Her Private Hell. I’ve made a couple of appearances on the show in the last twelve months, and it’s always fun. Click on […]

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Her Private Hell available on blu ray!

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Cult horror film director Norman J. Warren’s first feature film Her Private Hell is being released by the BFI as part of their Flipside range and is available to pre-order at Amazon and elsewhere. I wrote some of the booklet notes for this release, so am obviously rather keen to promote it! It’s a great slice […]

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The following is from a paper I presented at Cine Excess V last week. I post it here for your amusement.
In the mid-1960’s the British Board of Film Censors were an independent body, free from Government intervention and funded by the film industry. The BBFC felt their main responsibility was to ensure that filmmakers were […]

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Total Garbage No. 1

Monday, April 4th, 2011

This is a new mini-strand to my blog, where I will share my thoughts on some of the worst films I have ever subjected myself to. I have been inspired to write this by watching the Brazilian Women In Prison film Bare Behind Bars (1980). This is without a doubt one of the worst films […]

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Anneke Wills on set 
This interview with Anneke Wills has been printed in Issue #22 of Cinema Retro, dated January 2012. I’ve taken it down from this blog. Please pick up a copy of the magazine if you want to read it!

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Cult film fans in the UK have something to celebrate: the release of three genuine 1970’s classics available on DVD after being out of print and unavailable for a number of years. 
The first off is the infamous softcore sex comedy Come Play With Me from 1977. This was porn star Mary Millington’s first mainstream acting […]

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Outer Touch aka Spaced Out (1979)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

The seventies were responsible for many cultural crimes. One of these that the British film industry contributed to was what is commonly known as the sex comedy. You’ve seen these crop up on late night TV: Confessions films starring Robin Askwith, double-entendre titles such as Can You Keep It Up For a Week?, and great […]

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