Women of Cell Block 9 (1977) Review (Ascot Elite Entertainment DVD)

WOMEN OF CELL BLOCK 9 (Frauen für Zellenblock 9) 1977, dir: Jess Franco One of my earliest posts for The Cinephiliacs was the Jess Franco cheapie, Blue Rita. I thought it was high time that I revisited one of my favourite directors. This time we are looking Women of Cell Block 9 (sometimes referred to as Tropical Heat) which was produced the same year. This … Continue reading Women of Cell Block 9 (1977) Review (Ascot Elite Entertainment DVD)

Breaking the Waves (1996) Review (Artificial Eye DVD)

BREAKING THE WAVES 1996, dir: Lars Von Trier Lars Von Trier. A director who will either rub you up the wrong way, or have you become putty in his hands. His films are often complex and controversial, tackling topics that most directors would be too afraid to even mention. Outside of his films, Von Trier is just as complex and even more controversial. I’m not … Continue reading Breaking the Waves (1996) Review (Artificial Eye DVD)

Shivers (1975) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

SHIVERS (dir. David Cronenberg, 1975) “T-E-R-R-O-R beyond the power of priest or science to exorcise!” Unlike a lot of horror and cult film fans, I never really grew up watching the likes of the Universal monster movies, Godzilla or anything like that. My parents weren’t prudes or strict in that regard, I just never really had an interest. I was one of those mainstream kids who … Continue reading Shivers (1975) Review (Arrow Video DVD)

Gang War in Milan (1973) Review (Raro Video DVD)

GANG WAR IN MILAN (Milano Rovente) 1973, dir: Umberto Lenzi   Umberto Lenzi is a man with many talents. A quick search on IMDB will show that not only has he directed over 60 films, but also dipped his toes in to many genres. This is no surprise as during the late 1960’s up until around the mid 1980’s, Italian cinema saw many important phases … Continue reading Gang War in Milan (1973) Review (Raro Video DVD)