Author Archives: Budd Wilkins

About Budd Wilkins

Budd Wilkins is a writer, film critic and instructor. He is a Staff Critic for Slant Magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Nordic Issue of Acidemic Journal of Film and Media. He is currently writing a chapter for an anthology on international horror directors to be published by Intellect Press and distributed by University of Chicago Press. Mr. Wilkins was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida. He attended Penn State for several years before moving to North Carolina in 1994, where he earned his Bachelor's in Religious Studies and a Master's in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Film Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His primary focus is film history, film literacy and criticism, with the goal of bringing obscure, foreign and films that are labeled "difficult" to the attention of film aficionados of all kinds. Other interests and focus of critique include comparative religion, black humor, 19th century European literature, horror and graphic novels. Mr Wilkins lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife, Tina. Follow @buddwilkins on Twitter.

Suddenly in the Dark (Go Yeong-nam, 1981)

“Suddenly in the Dark makes its North American debut with a reasonably strong Blu-ray transfer and some welcome bonus features.” Read the rest of the view at Slant Magazine.

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One Million Years B.C. (Don Chaffey, 1966)

“Kino presents One Million Years B.C. in phenomenal 4K restorations of both the uncut international and U.S. theatrical versions, bolstered by a handful of edifying supplements.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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The Sicilian Clan (Henri Verneuil, 1969)

“Kino presents Henri Verneuil’s compelling caper film The Sicilian Clan in two newly restored versions, along with some top-notch extras.” Read the whole review on Slant Magazine.

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The Lair of the White Worm (Ken Russell, 1988)

“Ken Russell’s bonkers The Lair of the White Worm makes its Blu-ray debut with a clean, colorful transfer—and a slate of solid supplements—from Lionsgate’s recently inaugurated Vestron Video Collector’s Series imprint.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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International Horror Film Directors: Global Fear

I contributed a chapter to this new anthology from Intellect Ltd. on the films of Juan López Moctezuma, director of Mansion of Madness and Alucarda, both of which are available on DVD from boutique label Mondo Macabro. More information is … Continue reading

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Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box (Various, 1987-1992)

“Another top-shelf presentation from Arrow Video, Hellraiser: The Scarlet Box boasts crisp new 2K transfers and a cornucopia of bonus materials, all wrapped up in one gorgeously designed package.” Read the entire review at Slant Magazine.

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The Man Who Fell to Earth (Nicolas Roeg, 1976)

“The Man Who Fell to Earth receives a serviceable 4K transfer and a bounty of bonus materials from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.” Read the entire review on Slant Magazine.

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