DVD Review: Killing Season (2013)


Killing Season DVD CoverDistributor: Lionsgate

BBFC Classification: 15

Director: Mark Steven Johnson

Starring: Robert De Niro, John Travolta, Milo Ventimiglia, Elizabeth Olin

Killing Season brings Hollywood giants Robert De Niro (Taxi Driver/Raging Bull) and John Travolta (Grease/Pulp Fiction) together on-screen for the first time in a story about two veterans of the Bosnian War who both carry the baggage of what they did in the conflict. Retired US Colonel Benjamin Ford (De Niro) lives a quiet life in a log cabin up in the hills, having swapped hunting rifles for a camera to photograph the wildlife. Ford still suffers from a leg injury caused by trapped shrapnel from the war and, along Continue reading


Blu-ray Review: Blow Out (1981)


Blow Out BR CoverDistributor: Arrow Video

BBFC Classification: 18

Director: Brian De Palma

Starring: John Travolta, Nancy Allen, John Lithgow, Dennis Franz, Peter Boyden, Curt May, John Aquino

Blow Out is a thriller directed by Brian De Palma (Scarface/Carrie)that draws inspiration from real life political scandals and mixes it up with some classic sleuthing that uses the filmmaking technology of the day to piece together the events that take place and apprehend a killer.

Jack Terry (John Travolta – Carrie/Pulp Fiction) is a sound engineer who is trying to capture some new sound effects for a slasher film he is working on. Whilst out one night with his reel-to-reel recorder he records the sound of a car Continue reading