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Films 

The Delightful Insanity of MADHOUSE

Last month, something happened that I never could have predicted in a million years. Arrow Video released 1981’s MADHOUSE on Blu-Ray. Frankly, up to this point, I was convinced that it wasn’t real, and I had only seen it in a fever dream. But now, with a crisp 2K restoration, this is either the longest […]

Films 

Ten Arrow Video Genre Titles Not (Yet) Available in the US

Despite Arrow Video carving out a niche for themselves in the US home video marketplace, their titles were only available in the UK for many years. This was a real drag for many stateside consumers, as the company had access to titles that US companies had not managed to acquire for one reason or another […]

Music TV 

Crafting The Perfect TV Theme

A lot of times, when it comes to movies, a great musical score can make a world of difference. There are famous stories about how PSYCHO wasn’t scary until Bernard Herrmann laid in his catchy all string “black and white” score, in particular the screeching violins for the shower scene. John Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN initially didn’t […]

Films 

Slashback! 1984’s THE MUTILATOR Piles on the Cheese and Pours on the Gore

In the waning days of the slasher genre’s Golden Age, independent horror films were coming under increased scrutiny by US ratings boards (and government-mandated censorship elsewhere) for their violent content. With the boom of the home video market, it made better financial sense for a first-time filmmaker to set their sights on video distribution. Although MPAA-ordered […]

TV 

Can We Please Give John CONSTANTINE Another Chance?

On last week’s episode of The CW’s ARROW, HELLBLAZER fans got a surprise. An extra hour with the now short-lived and title character of NBC’s CONSTANTINE with Matt Ryan reprising his role as John Constantine. And it was wonderful. I mean, when Ryan first looks up and asks for a cigarette in his first appearance […]

Films 

Arrow’s HELLRAISER ‘Scarlet Box’ Blu-Ray Set Will Tear Your Soul Apart… With Joy!

Arrow Video has announced the details for their epic new “HELLRAISER Scarlet Box Limited Edition Trilogy,” a four-disc set which bundles all-new restored versions of HELLRAISER, HELLBOUND: HELLRAISER II, and HELLRAISER III: HELL ON EARTH on Region B Blu-ray with a mountain of special features and extras. Here come the details! New 2K restorations of […]