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DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #5: DICK BARTON STRIKES BACK [1949]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #5: DICK BARTON STRIKES BACK [1949]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 245: DICK BARTON STRIKES BACK [UK 1949] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 74 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Arms dealer Fouracada arrives in [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #4: DICK BARTON AT BAY [1950]

★½☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 243: DICK BARTON AT BAY [UK 1950] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 68 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   An undercover agent is being [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #3: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [1948]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #3: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [1948]

★★☆☆☆

HCF REWIND NO. 229: DICK BARTON: SPECIAL AGENT [UK 1948] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 70 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Super agent Dick Barton heads [read on...]

DEATH OF THE MONTH: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS [1990] - Vincent Price's Final On-Screen Moment

DEATH OF THE MONTH: EDWARD SCISSORHANDS [1990] – Vincent Price’s Final On-Screen Moment

Most of the Deaths Of The Month we have on HCF are either gruesome, blackly amusing or examples of great film-making, perhaps because those sorts of on-screen deaths are easier [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #2: SONG OF FREEDOM [1936]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #2: SONG OF FREEDOM [1936]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 225: SONG OF FREEDOM [UK 1936] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   John Zinga is a British-born black man [read on...]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE [1935]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #1: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE [1935]

★★★½☆

HCF REWIND NO. 227: THE MYSTERY OF THE MARIE CELESTE AKA PHANTOM SHIP [UK 1935] AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min [version lost], 62 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, [read on...]

DEATH OF THE MONTH: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST [1969] - Shooting of the Boy

DEATH OF THE MONTH: ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST [1969] – Shooting of the Boy

The killing of a child still seems to be borderline-taboo in cinema, at least of the commercial kind, and when it does occur it’s usually off-screen. This is nothing new [read on...]

Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976)

Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976)

★★★☆☆

    Expose (AKA The House on Straw Hill) (1976) First Released: March 1976 Director: James Kenelm Clarke  Current UK Status: Granted an 18 certificate with 51 seconds of cuts [read on...]