Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964) - Blu-ray review

CoverRobinson Crusoe on Mars is based on the Daniel Defoe story of a shipwrecked sailor and directed by Byron Haskin. This version sees Kit Draper (Paul Mantee) and Dan McReady (Adam West) and their monkey reaching Mars only to nearly run into a meteorite. In their efforts to avoid collision both men abandon their craft, crash landing on the surface. Only Kit and the monkey survive... [click here...]



1985 at the Movies - Soundtrack review

CoverVarèse Sarabande Records takes a look back at 1985, a historic year for film music with the release of 1985 At the Movies – featuring some of the most enduring themes from films including Witness (Maurice Jarre), Brazil (Michael Kamen), Legend (Jerry Goldmith), The Color Purple (Quincy Jones/arr. by John Williams), and Agnes of God (Georges Delerue)... [click here...]


Ghost Story (1981) - Blu-ray review

CoverFour elderly men, calling themselves the Chowder Society, periodically meet to tell each other ghost stories. When one of the quartet dies suddenly and the others experience a series of terrifying nightmares, they begin to suspect that their past may be catching up with them. Then a younger man approaches the Chowder Society to tell his own story. A tale the older men realise is very real, and puts them in fear of their very lives. Two of the men decide it is necessary to confront the horror head on... [click here...]


The Goonies: 30th Anniversary - Blu-ray review

CoverThe Goonies, a group of children from the Goon Docks area of Astoria, Oregon, are facing the foreclosure of their homes. But when the gang find a pirate treasure map and uncover the local legend of One-Eyed Willy - a legendary 17th-century pirate whose ship, full of gold, is said to be hidden somewhere near the Goon Docks - they set off on a swashbuckling adventure. Their quest leads them to an underground realm of twisting passages, outrageous booby traps and a long-lost pirate ship full of golden doubloons, as they race to stay one step ahead of a family of bumbling bad guys... and a mild-mannered monster with a face only a mother could love... [click here...]


Star Wars: R2-D2 Desktop Vacuum - review

CoverDesigned to look like R2-D2 from Star Wars, this fully functional desktop vacuum will keep your desk tidy. It's designed to get rid of crumbs, dust and any mess you’ve made during the day. With a screw top lid everyone's favourite droid can easily be emptied, and he is perfectly portable, with a USB cable to power him up, he’s simple to use and slide or stand on your workspace... [click here...]


Tales of Halloween - Soundtrack review

CoverAleph Records release the the various composers score for Tales of Halloween. The film is a horror anthology featuring original music by Joseph Bishara, Michael Sean Colin, Christopher Drake, Christian Henson, Bobby Johnston, Jimmy Psycho, Sean Spillane, Edwin Wendler, and Austin Wintory. The film features main titles by legendary composer Lalo Schifrin, who’s son Ryan Schifrin directed one of the segments... [click here...]


Empyrean: The Art of Stephen Hickman - Book

CoverEmpyrean: The Art of Stephen Hickman (144 pages) is designed to show off a range of Hickman's art and the various styles he uses. One of the things which you come away with is that Hickman is more interested in the central idea of a painting rather than restraining himself to a particular style. That said, most of the pictures on show are oil paintings... [click here...]


Game of Thrones: Light Up Notebook - review

CoverWith the Lannister Notebook you can plan your next move well ahead. Even in the darkest hours this hard-bound notebook with more than 100 pages will be you guiding light thanks to the illuminated logo on the front. The notebook is beautifully finished with a lion sigil on every page... [click here...]


The Poltergeist of Borley Forest - DVD review

CoverTeenager Paige sneaks out of her house to attend a late night party at the supposedly haunted Borley Forest. Not only does the party turn out to be a damp squib, but Paige inadvertently brings something back with her. From that moment on nothing is the same. She is repeatedly shocked awake over a number of nights by movement and shadows in her room, and even sees a figure. It is little use telling her strict parents, so a friend elects to stay overnight but when they are attacked by the figure hovering over their bed, the friend goes into a catatonic state. When some strange CCT footage is verified she finds new help in the form of her older brother and his wife, and another reluctant friend. Together they have to find out who the violent spirit is, and make the journey back into the forest to confront it... [click here...]


The Walking Dead: Fifth Season - DVD review

CoverAfter the season four finale, Rick and the group remain outnumbered, outgunned and awaiting to discover their fate at the hands of their captors at Terminus. Are these survivors overcautious new friends or an unnerving new foe? No matter the result, the group knows now more than ever they will need to fight the living if they wish to survive in the world of the dead... [click here...]


Star Wars: R2-D2 Kitchen Timer - Gadget review

CoverWhether counting down to dinnertime, or tracking the approach of the Death Star, this little astromech droid will be your accurate kitchen assistant. Set R2-D2's dome to the time you require for your tasks, and the alarm will ring when the countdown reaches zero... [click here...]


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Soundtrack review

Cover Marvel Music release Bear McCreary's original score for Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The TV series is based on the Marvel Comics organization S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement, and Logistics Division), a fictional peacekeeping and spy agency. The show revolves around Phil Coulson and his team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, who are tasked with investigating unusual cases and enemies... [click here...]