❉ Sam Elliott has never been better than here, delivering a brilliant, Old Testament performance.
❉ Iain MacLeod presents the best genre films released this year and other highlights.
❉ The middle chapter of Carpenter’s Apocalypse trilogy contains some of his most ambitious ideas as a writer.
❉ Carpenter’s vision, presented in a beautiful 4K remaster, still impresses with its sense of time, place and attitude.
❉ Peter Medak’s ghost story arrives on a nicely presented Blu-ray with a generous amount of extras. Does it still hold up over three decades later?
❉ Luca Guadagnino’s take on Dario Argento’s masterpiece is a striking work that manages to perplex as much as it enthrals.
❉ John Carpenter’s most nakedly political film is is not just about politics but about the cynical nature of humanity itself, writes Iain Macleod.
❉ 1980 John Carpenter classic returns to cinema screens and home entertainment newly restored and looking better than ever.
❉ This movie shows that risks can still be taken with the Western, such as giving the genre’s template a South African cultural overhaul.
❉ Second Sight’s standard edition Blu-ray of ‘The Amityville Horror’ is an essential package for fans of the films and for the horror completist.