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Rawhead Rex (1986) Clive Barker adaptation Blu Ray (Arrow)

This George Pavlou-directed adaptation of a short story from Barker's Books of Blood anthology is an inept folk-horror but can be enjoyable when taken as a cheesy monster-on-the-loose flick. The rubbery creature is laughable and the performances are very uneven.

Kelly Piper and some cheap optical effects in Rawhead Rex

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Belladonna of Sadness (1973) Blu Ray (All The Anime)

A hymn to the potency of subliminally disturbing imagery - or a full-on acid trip in an art museum?

Belladonna of Sadness

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​Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams (1990) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

A beautiful and feature-rich Criterion presentation of Kurosawa's intermittently incredible but somewhat flawed anthology.

Fox Wedding in Akira Kurosawa's Dreams

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