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The Vikings (1958) Blu Ray (Eureka!) starring Kirk Douglas

An old-fashioned but highly enjoyable Norseman epic directed by Richard Fleischer, also starring Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh.

Kirk Douglas in The Vikings


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The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen Volume One Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

A review of the 3-movie box set of works by the Dynamation pioneer: It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver.

The Ymir creature from 20 Million Miles to Earth


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Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) Blu Ray (Eureka!)

A fine 4K restoration of director Henry Levin's dated but enjoyable version of Jules Verne's adventure novel, starring Pat Boone and James Mason.

Sparks fly between James Mason and Arlene Dahl in Journey to the Center of the Earth


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The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Not entirely successful, but so wildly unusual it has to be experienced.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T has colourful production and costume design


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The Sinbad Trilogy Blu Ray & DVD Limited Edition (Indicator)

A must for those who are nostalgic about the films, and for those who want to find out what made Ray Harryhausen so cherished.

Dragon and Cyclops face off in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad


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Ironmaster (1983) Blu Ray & DVD (88 Films)

Tedious Italian loincloth fable with a misguided anti-war message and an erstwhile gay porn star.

The extraordinary artwork of Ironmaster

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2019: After the Fall of New York (1983) Blu Ray (88 Films)

This post-apocalyptic Italian cheese is enjoyable if approached in the right frame of mind - and even has a few decent elements.

Edmund Purdom coerces Michael Sopkiw into carrying out a special mission

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​Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969) Blu Ray (Universal)

Visually impressive but rather dull and dated Gerry Anderson sci-fi adventure lacks extras.

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun (1969)

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​The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) Blu Ray + DVD + Digital Download (Warner)

A top-notch moment for Errol Flynn and Technicolor gets an extras-rich triple format release from Warner.

Errol Flynn fights Basil Rathbone

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​Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Blu Ray (Vertigo Releasing)

A hilarious, utterly charming New Zealand-set adventure from Taika Waititi.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill lost in the wilderness


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