Reviews

Castle Freak

January 9, 1998 // 0 Comments

"Castle Freak" is the winner of the 1995 Fangoria Golden Chainsaw Award; after watching it on Full Moon’s latest DVD release, I have to admit, it’s deservedly so. Though the movie doesn’t exactly reinvent the genre, it’s refreshingly [...]

Re-Animator

January 5, 1998 // 0 Comments

In 1985, when the horror genre was flooded with the various "Zombie", "Friday the 13th", and "Halloween" clones — not to mention other rip-offs of some originally good franchises — "Re-Animator" breathed [...]

The Silence Of The Lambs

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

Based on the best-selling novel by Thomas Harris, "The Silence of the Lambs" took home five Oscars (Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Picture, and Best Writing for a Screenplay Based on Another Medium) in 1992. What made this movie [...]

The Mask

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

In 1994, when "The Mask" saw its original theatrical release, it was an instant success, catapulting its star Jim Carrey to Hollywood’s major league overnight. The movie impressed the public and critics alike, partially because of its [...]

Dante’s Peak

January 1, 1998 // 0 Comments

"Dante’s Peak" is Universal’s first Collector’s Edition DVD, with more of them appearing in the coming months. To be honest, I can’t wait to see them, because what Universal supplies as bonus material on this DVD goes way beyond what [...]

The Fifth Element

December 17, 1997 // 0 Comments

Boasting a $90 million budget, "The Fifth Element" is the most ambitious French movie production to date. The money was well spent. What starts out feeling like a remake of "The Mummy" quickly turns out to be one of the most colorful [...]

Contact

December 10, 1997 // 0 Comments

As of this writing – January 1998 – "Contact" has to be considered the most impressive DVD release to date. It is the first title that actually caused massive shortages on retail level when it sold out on the first weekend of its [...]

The Heroic Trio

December 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

Tired of those big budget Hollywood movies that rely more on heavy-duty special and computer-generated effects than overall content and actual acting? Try this one. "The Heroic Trio" is a perfect example of how modern Hong Kong cinema can easily [...]

Unforgiven

November 24, 1997 // 0 Comments

If you have wondered if the Wild West was really as glorious as the old movies have made you believe, then "Unforgiven" is one movie you must see. This award-winning movie created by the multi-talented Clint Eastwood – he acts as the [...]

Kalifornia

November 1, 1997 // 0 Comments

This underdog of a movie, created by underdog director Dominic Senna, creates an impact on the viewer that won’t soon be forgotten. Though it was largely unnoticed by the public on its initial release, it is a remarkable road movie that not only moves [...]
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