Blu-ray Review: The Guyver (1991)


The Guyver BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Screaming Mad George & Steve Wang

Starring: Mark Hamill, Michael Berryman, Greg Joung Paik, Jimmie Walker, Peter Spellos, David Gale, Spice Williams, Jack Armstrong, Vivian Wu, Linnea Quigley, Jeffrey Combs

Based on the Manga series of the same name, 1991’s The Guyver is a bizarre movie about a young man named Sean Barker (Jack Armstrong – Student Bodies) who discovers ‘The Unit’, an alien artefact that morphs the body of whoever wears it with alien DNA to make them into a half-breed super soldier. The Unit was stolen from the sinister Chronos Corporation by their employee Dr. Tetsu Segawa (Greg Joung Paik – Crash) so Chronos’ president Fulton Balcus (David Gale – Re-Animator) sent Continue reading


Blu-ray Review: Donnie Darko (2001) – Limited Edition


Donnie Darko BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Richard Kelly

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jena Malone, Mary McDonnell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Patrick Swayze, Arthur Taxier, Drew Barrymore

Every decade has its defining movies and during the post-millennial fallout, when nobody was sure what would happen to the internet and the computers controlling our way of life, there were a plethora of movies that tapped into the collective subconscious and tried to relay our fears back at us in an often surreal and non-linear fashion. David Fincher’s Fight Club helped usher in the new century by changing the rules on straightforward storytelling and in 2001 Richard Kelly’s Donnie Darko gained a similar reputation, Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: Bloody Birthday (1981)


Bloody Birthday BR CoverDistributor: 88 Films

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: Ed Hunt

Starring: Lori Lethin, Julie Brown, Melinda Cordell, Billy Jayne, José Ferrer, K.C. Martel, Michael Dudikoff, Elizabeth Hoy

Evil children have been a popular staple of horror films for decades and in 1981 filmmakers Ed Hunt, Gerald T. Olson and Barry Pearson gave us Bloody Birthday, which took the evil child idea and played it out with a slasher movie aesthetic, only in this one there was more than one threat for the adults to contend with. Three children are born during an ecplipse that saw the sun and moon blocking Saturn which, according to astrology, controls human emotions. As Saturn was blocked the three children – Curtis, Steven and Debbie – born during that time were born without any empathy or Continue reading

Blu-ray Review: Airwolf – The Complete Collection: Seasons 1-3 (1984-1986)


Airwolf - The Complete Collection: Seasons 1-3 BR CoverDistributor: Fabulous Films

BBFC Classification: 12

Created By: Donald P. Bellisario

Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord, Jean Bruce Scott, David Hemmings, David Carradine, Shannen Doherty, Christopher Stone, Gregg Henry, Ray Wise, P.J. Soles, Richard Lynch, Bryan Cranston, Belinda Bauer

Any child of the ’80s will happily reminisce about the TV shows that made up their childhood, and while everybody will have their favourites it was Airwolf¬†that came the closest to feeling like you were watching an hour-long movie each week (and also had the coolest theme tune, although Magnum P.I. also had the Continue reading