Dec 042013
 
Milius: DVD Review

John Milius is very much a larger than life character, he’s a filmmaker who honed and sculpted his own image and reputation. His penchant for going against the grain and stirring trouble for troubles sake was only matched by his storytelling ability. This documentary directed by frequent Kevin Smith collaborators Zak Knutson & Joey Figueroa [...]

Oct 112013
 
The Witches: Blu-ray + LFF Screening Review

Last year StudioCanal restored and re-released the classic Hammer films The Devil Rides Out, The Mummy’s Shroud and Rasputin the Mad Monk for the first time on Blu-ray. This year they have chosen the Cyril Frankel film The Witches as the next film to be given the restoration treatment. The film will be screened at [...]

Oct 012013
 
Populaire: Blu-ray Review

French cinema has always produced great comedic treats. As a filmmaking nation they do whimsy and fun very well, films like Amélie, and more recently the multi Oscar winning The Artist have been films that have successfully crossed the language barrier that often hamstrings none English language cinema outside of select groups of film fans. [...]

May 162013
 
Billy Liar 50th Anniversary: Blu-ray Review

Billy Liar lands on blu-ray for the first time on the 6th of May 2013 from StudioCanal, as a special 50th Anniversary edition which showcases not only the fantastic new fully restored HD print, but also has some great features that look back on this wonderfully eccentric British film. Tom Courtenay stars as William Fischer, [...]

Dec 162012
 
British Legends of Stage & Screen: DVD Review

Hello! British Legends of Stage & Screen is a series of candid and intimate interviews with eight of Britain’s most beloved and enduring stars of both cinema and theatre. These interviews made up a series which was broadcast earlier in the year on Sky Arts, and includes interviews with Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Michael Gambon, [...]

Oct 172012
 
Rosewood Lane: DVD Review

Hello! Arriving on DVD on the 15th of October 2012 from StudioCanal, is director Victor Salva’s return to the creepy horror genre, Rosewood Lane. Salva’s last film was the 2006 inspirational gymnastics film Peaceful Warrior, which starred Nick Nolte and Scott Mechlowicz, but Salva is best know for his 2001 horror film Jeepers Creepers, a [...]

Oct 172012
 
Some Guy Who Kills People: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Coming to Blu-ray and DVD, from Grimm Entertainment, on the 15th of October 2012, after a limited theatrical release the previous week, is John Landis produced, Jack Perez directed black comedy Some Guy Who Kills People. The film stars the always underrated, and underused Kevin Corrigan, and Lucy Davis, as well as genre film [...]

Oct 112012
 
Top Cat: The Movie: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Top Cat: The Movie comes to Blu-ray and DVD from Vertigo Films on the 15th of October 2012, after receiving some frankly scathing reviews when it was released theatrically in June. So we at towatchpile were curious to see how a film based on the 1960’s Hanna-Barbera cartoon series, Top Cat, could have warranted such vitriol. The [...]