War

Hacksaw Ridge: The Hughes Verdict!

Hacksaw Ridge: The Hughes Verdict!

  What is it all about? The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #74: THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 1850 on the North West Frontier of India. Mixed race Lieutenant Case [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #71: THE SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND [1965]

  UK AVAILABLE ON VIDEO ONLY, entitled P.O.W. PRISONERS OF WAR RUNNING TIME: 84 min REVIEWED: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been [read on…]

PATHS OF GLORY [1957]: on Blu-ray 19th September

PATHS OF GLORY [1957]: on Blu-ray 19th September

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY: 19TH SEPTEMBER, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 88 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   World War, 1916. General Georges Broulard asks his subordinate [read on…]

FIXED BAYONETS! [1951]: on Dual Format 16th February

FIXED BAYONETS! [1951]: on Dual Format 16th February

USA AVAILABLE ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 16th February, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 82 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic     During the first winter [read on…]

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI [2016]: in cinemas now  [short review]

13 HOURS: THE SECRET SOLDIERS OF BENGHAZI [2016]: in cinemas now [short review]

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 144 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In 2012, Benghazi, Libya, is named one of the most dangerous places in the [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #44: DON'T PANIC CHAPS [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #44: DON’T PANIC CHAPS [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 85 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Four English soldiers: Pvt. Finch, Sgt. Bolter, Pvt. Ackroyd, and their commanding officer, [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #42: YESTERDAY'S ENEMY [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #42: YESTERDAY’S ENEMY [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNINGB TIME: 95 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The last remnants of a British Army Brigade headquarters, led by Captain Langford [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #40: TEN SECONDS TO HELL [1959]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #40: TEN SECONDS TO HELL [1959]

  UK AVAILABLE ON REGION A RUNNING TIME: 83 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   In post-war Berlin, British Major Haven recruits members of a returning German [read on…]