Review Archive: October 2011

The COI Collection Volume Six: Worth the Risk?

More of the films that scared a generation.
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A Quiet Place in the Country (MGM LE Collection)

An eerie Italian psychological thriller starring Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero, out now from MGM's MOD line
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Derailroaded

The troubled life of "outsider musician" and cult figure Wild Man Fischer, who died earlier this year.
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The Conversation

Mike Sutton takes a look at the new Studiocanal special edition of Francis Ford Coppola's brilliant ...
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The Taqwacores

Michael Muhammad Knight's 2003 novel on Islamist punks gets a big screen adaptation.
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The Black Country 1969

Regional portraits of 'the cradle of industry'.
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Here's a Health to the Barley Mow

A century of folk customs and ancient rural games.
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Death Bell

Death Bell marks the migration of South Korean director Chang from music video to feature film. Mar...
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The Devil's Kiss

Arrowdrome! invite us to a Eurohorror tale of resurrection and revenge.
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My Voyage to Italy

Martin Scorsese's two-part, four-hour masterclass on Italian cinema, on DVD from Mr Bongo.
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The Cheerleaders

Before Porky's and Debbie Does Dallas there were The Cheerleaders...
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Pieces

Blood. Limbs. A psycho with a chainsaw. And jazzercise!
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The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender

Homosexuality in Hollywood - and some parts of Europe.
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Hong Kong Confidential (MGM LE Collection)

Gene Barry is a secret agent posing as a lounge singer in this tale of international intrigue
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Black Butler: Collection 2

The Victorian gothic-horror anime draws to an apocalyptic conclusion.
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Our Beloved Month of August

Second Run invite us to experience the Portuguese summertime.
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The Peddler

An absolute charm of a documentary, taking us into the world of amateur auteur Daniel Burmeister.
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Shiver

Spain is increasingly flexing its muscle as a veritable hotbed of horror film creativity; can Shiver...
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Anarchy in [Ja]Panty

More Pink Eiga, for those of you suffering from withdrawal symptoms. ...
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The Boss (MGM LE Collection)

The life of a political boss, played by John Payne, is tracked in this fifties noir drama written by Dalton Trumbo
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Road to Nowhere

Monte Hellman's first feature in twenty-one years, and it's a good 'un.
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Promises! Promises!

Jayne Mansfield makes film history. But mostly she just makes a bad film.