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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. Advertisements

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Fonda Drive-In Flicks: Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and Race with the Devil

“Back in its heyday, the drive-in circuit had its own self-sustaining infrastructure fed by production and distribution companies that specialized in churning out exploitation fare tailor-made for the easily distracted attention spans of audiences otherwise occupied with their own backseat … Continue reading

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Bloodsuckers, Hatchet Murderers, and Lollipop-Smacking Devils: Three by Mario Bava

“Undisputed maestro of the macabre, Mario Bava put Italian horror cinema on the map in the late 1950s with I Vampiri, the first horror film to come out of Italy since the silent era. Gothic horror was in the air, … Continue reading

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Twins of Evil (John Hough, 1971)

“Double your pleasure, double your evil with Twins of Evil, Synapse Films’ two-disc combo pack, looking frightfully good on Blu-ray, and loaded with garlic bunches of extras.” Read my review of the excellent new Blu-ray release of Hammer Films’ Twins … Continue reading

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Capsule Reviews: May 13 – 15

Something Wild (Jonathan Demme, 1986) – 3.5/5 Lashing together strands of road movie, screwball comedy and domestic thriller, Demme’s day-glo dramedy works best in its first two acts – as gamine Lulu (Melanie Griffith in a Louise Brooks wig) spots … Continue reading

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