Blu-ray Review: Hired To Kill (1990)


Hired To Kill BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 18

Directors: Nico Mastorakis & Peter Rader

Starring: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy, Michelle Moffett, José Ferrer, Jordana Capra, Barbara Lee Alexander

Although Hired To Kill is over 25 years old and comes from a time when macho men with huge machine guns were the action heroes and not suit-wearing computer hackers it is quite a canny on the part of Arrow Video to re-release it just as internet discussions on the merits of having an all-female Ghostbusters movie reaches heights of near-stupidity. This is because Hired To Kill is essentially a re-telling of The Magnificent Seven but with women as the mercenaries risking their lives – who knew?

But although there are a few tough-as-nails beauties making up the cast this is essentially Continue reading


Blu-ray Review: The Stuff (1985)


The Stuff BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

MPAA Rating: R

Director: Larry Cohen

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Andrea Marcovicci, Garrett Morris, Paul Sorvino, Scott Bloom, Danny Aiello.

“Enough is never enough” is the tagline, or one of them, for Larry Cohen’s satirical masterpiece The Stuff. Originally release in 1985, Arrow Video have given it the Blu-ray treatment in 2016. We are treated to a new 2K scan of the original negative as well as some interesting special features for this release. When talking about this movie we always consider this tagline “Are you eating it… or is it eating you?

This is one of those unique movies that combines messages, horror, comedy and loads of great acting in the bonkers world of Continue reading