Dr Lenera

Dr Lenera

I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #60: PARANOIAC [1963]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #60: PARANOIAC [1963]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION ‘B’] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     The wealthy Ashby family has been damaged by the [read on…]

THE NINTH CONFIGURATION [1980]: on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital now

THE NINTH CONFIGURATION [1980]: on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital now

USA AKA TWINKLE TWINKLE “KILLER” KANE AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL: NOW, from SECOND SIGHT RUNNING TIME: 118 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In the [read on…]

THREE CHARACTER POSTERS FOR 'GHOSTBUSTERS' REMAKE RELEASED

THREE CHARACTER POSTERS FOR ‘GHOSTBUSTERS’ REMAKE RELEASED

Love it or loath it, this Ghostbusters remake ain’t going away, and three character posters have just been released, with one [Melissa McCarthy’s character] presumably to follow. I can’t say [read on…]

BOOK EXPANSION OF 'BEWARE THE MOON', THE 'AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON' DVD DOCUMENTARY, COMING

BOOK EXPANSION OF ‘BEWARE THE MOON’, THE ‘AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON’ DVD DOCUMENTARY, COMING

Back in the day when there was a good chance that your favourite movie on DVD would be accompanied by a ‘making of’ documentary that would be almost as long [read on…]

IT'S OFFICIAL: EMILY BLUNT WILL PLAY MARY POPPINS....AND LOTS OF OTHER DISNEY NEWS

IT’S OFFICIAL: EMILY BLUNT WILL PLAY MARY POPPINS….AND LOTS OF OTHER DISNEY NEWS

It’s been rumoured for some time but now Disney have officially announced that the divine Emily Blunt, currently being seen in The Huntsman, will play the role that Julie Andrews [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #59: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1962]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #59: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA [1962]

  UK AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY [REGION B ONLY] AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   1900. London’s Albany Theatre is hosting the premiere of [read on…]

THE ZERO BOYS [1986]: on Dual Format April 25th April

THE ZERO BOYS [1986]: on Dual Format April 25th April

USA ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 25TH APRIL, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 89 min REVIEWED BT: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Steve, Larry and Rip are part [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS - CASINO ROYALE [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE 007 FILMS – CASINO ROYALE [1954]

USA AVAILABLE ON DVD [cut]/ YOUTUBE [full] RUNNING TIME: 62 min/ 59 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   After avoiding an assassin’s fire, American “Combined Intelligence” agent [read on…]

007 DIRECTOR GUY HAMILTON DIES AT 93

007 DIRECTOR GUY HAMILTON DIES AT 93

James Bond fans all over the world are saddened by the passing away of Guy Hamilton, who directed four entries in the series, two of which – Goldfinger and Live [read on…]

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1983]: on Blu-ray, DVD, download and on-demand 25th April

THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES [1983]: on Blu-ray, DVD, download and on-demand 25th April

UK ON BLU-RAY, DVD, download and on-demand: 25TH APRIL, from SECOND SIGHT RUNNING TIME: 100 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     In his gazebo, Sir Charles [read on…]

THE SIGN OF FOUR [1983]: on Blu-ray, DVD, download and on-demand 25th April

THE SIGN OF FOUR [1983]: on Blu-ray, DVD, download and on-demand 25th April

UK ON BLU-RAY, DVD, download and on-demand: 25TH APRIL, from SECOND SIGHT RUNNING TIME: 97 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Major John Sholto tells his two [read on…]

WE'RE NOW GETTING FOUR [RATHER THAN THREE] AVATAR SEQUELS....AND JAMES CAMERON IS GOING TO SHOOT THEM SIMULTANEOUSLY

WE’RE NOW GETTING FOUR [RATHER THAN THREE] AVATAR SEQUELS….AND JAMES CAMERON IS GOING TO SHOOT THEM SIMULTANEOUSLY

It’s hard to believe it’s now been nine years since the blockbuster that was Avatar. I was distinctly underwhelmed by it myself [though I think a second viewing is in [read on…]