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 #22: THE MEN OF SHERWOOD FOREST [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #22: THE MEN OF SHERWOOD FOREST [1954]

★★★½☆

  UK AVAILABLE ON R2 DVD [Germany] RUNNING TIME: 77 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 12th Century England, King Richard is being held to ransom [read on…]

BLOOD AND BLACK LACE [1964]: on Dual Format and Steelbook now

BLOOD AND BLACK LACE [1964]: on Dual Format and Steelbook now

★★★★☆

Italy AKA SEI DONNE PER L’ASSASSINO, SIX WOMEN FOR AN ASSASSIN AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD AND STEELBOOK: NOW, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 90 min REVIEWED BY: [read on…]

FELLINI SATYRICON [1969]: on Blu-ray 27th April

FELLINI SATYRICON [1969]: on Blu-ray 27th April

★★★★½

ITALY ON BLU-RAY: 27th April, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT’S ‘MASTERS OF CINEMA’ SERIES RUNNING TIME: 128 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In first century Rome, student Encolpio [read on…]

FIRST OFFICIAL PIC FROM ‘CREED’ SHOWS ROCKY BACK IN THE RING…IF ONLY AS A TRAINER

FIRST OFFICIAL PIC FROM ‘CREED’ SHOWS ROCKY BACK IN THE RING…IF ONLY AS A TRAINER

I’m still of the opinion that Rocky Balboa was a great final round for Sylvester Stallone’s iconic character, and that we don’t really need to see him again. That final [read on…]

JAPAN’S TOHO STUDIOS SEEKS TO BOOST ITS PROPERTIES BY SETTING UP INTERNATIONAL REMAKE AND CO-FINANCE TEAM

JAPAN’S TOHO STUDIOS SEEKS TO BOOST ITS PROPERTIES BY SETTING UP INTERNATIONAL REMAKE AND CO-FINANCE TEAM

The great international commercial success of Gareth Edwards’s Godzilla, which certainly went some way to restoring the monster’s name in American cinema after the dreadful Roland Emmerich travesty, has encouraged [read on…]

NO STAND-ALONE HULK FILMS PLANNED FOR NOW...BECAUSE MARVEL DOESN'T OWN THE RIGHTS!

NO STAND-ALONE HULK FILMS PLANNED FOR NOW…BECAUSE MARVEL DOESN’T OWN THE RIGHTS!

  Now this is rather odd. One of the best known of the team that make up Marvel’s Avengers, and the studio doesn’t actually own the rights to the character. [read on…]

LONGER VERSIONS OF 'X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST' AND, UM, 'FIFTY SHADES OF GREY' COMING ON BLU-RAY

LONGER VERSIONS OF ‘X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST’ AND, UM, ‘FIFTY SHADES OF GREY’ COMING ON BLU-RAY

It’s been known for some time now that an Extended Cut of X-Men: Days of Future Past will follow the theatrical version on Blu-ray after some time has passed. This [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #21: THE DEADLY GAME [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #21: THE DEADLY GAME [1954]

★★☆☆☆

UK AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 70 min REVIEWED BY:Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   While holidaying in Spain, American songwriter Phillip Graham by chance runs into old wartime [read on…]

BLADE RUNNER [1982]: 'The Final Cut' in cinemas now

BLADE RUNNER [1982]: ‘The Final Cut’ in cinemas now

★★★★★

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 117 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   2019. Humans have genetically engineered replicants, which are essentially artificial humans designed for labour [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #48: MARNIE [1964]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #48: MARNIE [1964]

★★★★½

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 130 min THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: Entering from the left of the hotel corridor from a hotel room after Marnie Edgar has passed [read on…]

DAY OF ANGER [1967]: on Blu-ray and DVD Dual Format now

DAY OF ANGER [1967]: on Blu-ray and DVD Dual Format now

★★★★☆

ITALY AKA GIORNI DELL ‘IRA, GUNLAW AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: Now, from ARROW VIDEO RUNNING TIME: 104 min/ 86 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic [read on…]