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The Nun And The Devil [1973] [DVD]
The Nun And The Devil [1973] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Anne Heywood

3.0 out of 5 stars not "nunsploitation" more historical drama, 20 Sep 2014
the film is about corruption at all levels of society in catholic church, from the nuns in the convent through to the church leaders and rich patrons. Much of the film centres around the intrigue about who will be the next mother superior following the death of the old one at the start of the film. Loyalties and power struggles come to the fore and pretty soon it is decided who will be next, needless to say it is not based on faith! The most superior sister is poisoned in the process, and the nuns copulate with their lovers and each other. The church is called to investigate the goings on, in the form of Spanish inquisition!

All of the more lurid elements of the film are pretty much non-existent, there are no breasts and not much flesh on show at all. The film feels more like historical drama so fans of nunsploitation will be disappointed. The soundtrack is quite beautiful and evocative at times but even this is not capitalised on throughout the whole film. The photography also starts of quite beautifully shot but toward the end the film seem to drop down a peg.

Overall not really that recommended, but fans of 1970's European melodrama may find something to enjoy.

Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings [DVD]
Pumpkinhead 2: Blood Wings [DVD]
Dvd ~ Andrew Robinson
Price: £8.94

4.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, with cool effects and lots of monster action., 25 Aug 2014
This type of horror depends on the success of the special effects, in this case they are very good, so the film is pretty entertaining. The story is pretty much 2nd billing along with the actors, both are adequate, its pretty much a rehash of the first movie, but this time we learn the origin (kind of anyway) of Pumpkinhead. There are some cool deaths, Pumpkinhead throws one bloke through a chicken pen then the chickens finish him off by pecking him to death. The effects are by 90s effects production crew KNB who also did Day of the Dead and many others so this is enough to recommend to any horror fan. If you liked the first Pumpkinhead then don't hesitate.
Picture quality is ok in full screen pan & scan, looks like a straight rip of the region 1 DVD.

Frivolous Lola [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Frivolous Lola [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Anna Ammirati
Price: £11.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Tinto Brass film., 24 Aug 2014
Really good, for a fan of fun European erotica this is one of the better Tinto Brass flicks. The female actress who plays Lola is perfect in the role, she exudes youthful sexuality and most of all has a good sense of humour and fun in a rural backwater Italian setting where there is not much going on so Lola has to make some of her own excitement. Some of the older guys are a bit creepy but you kind of expect that in this kind of movie. Yes as another reviewer has said this one is not for women, its really for men. It is a celebration of youthful female sexuality really, I expect women would find Lola rather annoying.

Hell Comes to Frogtown [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Hell Comes to Frogtown [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Julius LeFlore
Offered by kaggs69
Price: £46.95

2.0 out of 5 stars Greed of the scalpers!!, 23 Aug 2014
Another Arrow Limited release which has fallen victim to Greedy Scalpers, buying up all the copies so they can sell them at £30/40 each. Shame!!

Foxy Brown [DVD]
Foxy Brown [DVD]
Dvd ~ Pam Grier
Price: £4.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Coffy, 24 Dec 2013
This review is from: Foxy Brown [DVD] (DVD)
For me this film is better than Coffy. Maybe not as strong of a moral message but a LOT more action. You can see Tarantino used this film as a reference for some of his filmmaking. And it has Antonio Fargas. Watch and enjoy!

Vanessa [1977] [DVD]
Vanessa [1977] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Olivia Pascal
Price: £12.87

4.0 out of 5 stars so thats how a monkey brain table works!, 16 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Vanessa [1977] [DVD] (DVD)
Hm, I went into this expecting an Emanuelle-type film. This film is not very impressive as an Emanuelle clone. The titular character, Vanessa, is a bit of a prude and doesn't even have sex once in the entire film, except telepathically(!). What the film does have going for it, is some really quite bizarre scenes toward the end. Its like the director knew he was making a crappy bad Emanuelle clone and so decided to spice it up with amazing and bizarre elements such as the voodoo subplot that gets forgotten pretty quick, a taxi driver/prince (the film isn't sure which?) who has telepathic 'out of body' sex with women, including Vanessa at the dinner table (nobody notices),a man who tries to chat Vanessa up by telling her how a 'monkey brain table' works, then smokes Opium with her, only its obvious there's nothing in the pipe and theres no smoke coming out of their mouths. Its a bit of a mess of a film, but memorable for these bizare elements which have no business being in a film of this type. One can only wonder what the heck the director was smoking while making it!

Stunt Rock [DVD] [1978] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Stunt Rock [DVD] [1978] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Grant Page

2.0 out of 5 stars Stunt men and cheesy prog metal, 16 Nov 2013
Do not watch this film unless you are a big fan of the stunt man Grant Page or cheesy 70's heavy metal music. It has no story line, picture quality is below average, is not really interesting for anything than looking at the 1970's stunt man and cheesy rock music scene. This is no Man From Hong Kong.

The Beast In Space [DVD] [1980]
The Beast In Space [DVD] [1980]
Dvd ~ Sirpa Lane
Price: £12.47

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor, 3 Nov 2013
This must rank among the worst euro cult movies I have seen, and that Shameless have put out. Putting this one out really makes them live up to their namesake, as its really quite poor. I think most other people have given it higher ratings due to the supposed "shock" scene, but that is about the only moment in the film worth seeing. The first half of the film is a very low budget space adventure, trying to be like Bava's Planet of the Vampires. The second half it descends into a soft porn orgy. The ending is crap. The effects in this film are like Old-school Doctor Who standard, and the cast and cinematography is not very good. Had the film and cast been better looking it might have been easier to like but as it is, 2 stars. Watch it at your own peril.

The Slayer [DVD]
The Slayer [DVD]
Dvd ~ Sarah Kendall
Offered by allmystuffffff
Price: £7.49

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring, 1 Nov 2013
This review is from: The Slayer [DVD] (DVD)
Dunno what the other reviewers were watching, but this film is a total wash out. Its trying to be like a slasher film but without any interesting story at all. Its set on a boring deserted island where the films characters go on holiday. This island lacks any interesting points at all. Cinematography is very dull. Also the most charismatic actors get killed first. The kills are quite effective, usual slasher fare, pitchforks, boat oars etc used as weapons, one of the characters gets his head trapped in a loft door and literally loses his head but the rest of the film is completely dull. The characters seemingly randomly decide to go exploring at night (alone), fine but there is little suspense to these scenes. Also the film suffers for not having any kind of creepy mythology about who or what is actually doing the killing or why. Its supposedly one of the characters dreams come to life, but its not convincing. AT the end, the monster appears for all of 5 seconds. A monster who kills like a human stalker with pitchforks etc. Right. The ending is not resolved properly. It has one of those cheesy copout 'it was only a dream' endings which makes the whole thing completely pointless. A 2 star slasher, even for fans of these flicks. Not recommended.

Sinful Dwarf [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Sinful Dwarf [DVD] [1974] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Torben Bille
Offered by supermart_usa
Price: £11.51

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Completely lives up to its promise!, 1 Nov 2013
Great film, completely lives up to its promise, the evil dwarf is great value for money, especially at the end when he is getting his rocks off. I think the word 'demented' really does best describe this film.

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