❉ “There is such a staggering amount of ineptitude on display here that it eventually becomes fascinating in its own right.”
❉ The middle chapter of Carpenter’s Apocalypse trilogy contains some of his most ambitious ideas as a writer.
❉ 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?
❉ John Carpenter’s most nakedly political film is is not just about politics but about the cynical nature of humanity itself, writes Iain Macleod.
❉ It’s in the trees! Andy Murray pores over Powerhouse’s exhaustive Blu Ray edition of the cult classic, here with a generous section of extras.
❉ 1980 John Carpenter classic returns to cinema screens and home entertainment newly restored and looking better than ever.
❉ 12 hours of one of the greatest detective shows ever to grace our screens and Columbo’s raincoat, cigars and battered Peugeot have never looked better.
❉ DOA has existed in a pirate-video limbo for several decades now, and to finally see it cleaned up on Blu-Ray is a wonderful thing, writes Daniel Marner.
❉ 1965 cult classic, originally rejected by British censors, makes its worldwide Blu-ray and VOD debut. Russ J Graham inspects the wares.
❉ Emerging onto Blu Ray for the very first time David Weisman and John Palmer’s Ciao! Manhattan is an odd, fragmentary, fitfully impressive patchwork quilt of a movie.