Film reviews and more

Day: 17 January 2012


DVD Review: ‘The Scarlet Blade’

★★☆☆☆ One of Hammer’s lesser-known historical adventures, The Scarlet Blade (1964) proves, if nothing else, that the studio were far better when they stuck to the horror genre. Starring Lionel Jeffries as a power-mad Roundhead and Hammer’s resident heartthrob Oliver Reed as his scheming right-hand man, this tale of Cromwellian […]


Blu-ray Review: ‘Frankenhooker’

★★★★☆ When his doting fiancee Elizabeth (Penthouse pet Patty Mullen) is torn to pieces in a bizarre lawnmower accident on her father’s birthday, creepy home-tutored doctor Jeffrey Franken (James Lorinz) takes it upon himself to reassemble her body. But with the storm necessary to power his machines to […]