HCF Reviews

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #20: PAID TO KILL [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #20: PAID TO KILL [1954]

★★★½☆

  UK AKA FIVE DAYS AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 86 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   American James Nevill is the president of Amalgamated Industries. [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #19: THE UNHOLY FOUR [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #19: THE UNHOLY FOUR [1954]

★★½☆☆

  UK AKA THE STRANGER CAME HOME AVAILABLE ON R1 DVD RUNNING TIME: 80 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Four years ago, Phillip Vickers, on holiday [read on…]

DOC'S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #18: LIFE WITH THE LYONS [1954]

DOC’S JOURNEY INTO HAMMER FILMS #18: LIFE WITH THE LYONS [1954]

★★★½☆

  UK AVAILABLE ON DVD RUNNING TIME: 81 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   The Lyons are moving into a luxurious new home in London, but their [read on…]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #47: THE BIRDS [1963]

HITCHCOCK MASTER OF SUSPENSE #47: THE BIRDS [1963]

★★★★½

USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME: 119 min THE HITCHCOCK CAMEO: Leaving Davidson’s Pet Shop in San Francisco with two white terriers [Hitchcock’s own Sealyham terriers Geoffrey and [read on…]

ROLLERBALL (1975) - On Arrow Video Blu-Ray

ROLLERBALL (1975) – On Arrow Video Blu-Ray

★★★★☆

ROLLERBALL (1975) Directed by Norman Jewison Available on Arrow Video Blu-Ray from Amazon Jonathan is the world’s leading player of Rollerball – a tough-as-nails sport where players wearing skates and [read on…]

THE OFFENCE [1972]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 20th April

THE OFFENCE [1972]: on Dual Format Blu-ray and DVD 20th April

★★★★½

UK/USA ON DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY AND DVD: 20th April, from EUREKA ENTERTAINMENT RUNNING TIME: 112 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Detective Sergeant Johnson has been with [read on…]

INSURGENT [2015]: in cinemas now  [short review]

INSURGENT [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 119 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Following the assault on Abnegation by Jeanine’s mind-controlled Dauntless soldiers, Eric and his platoon [read on…]

ROAD HOUSE [1989] [HCF GUILTY PLEASURES]

ROAD HOUSE [1989] [HCF GUILTY PLEASURES]

★★★★☆

  USA AVAILABLE ON BLU-RAY AND DVD RUNNING TIME:114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   James Dalton is a professional ‘cooler’ (specialized doorman or bouncer] with a [read on…]

RUN ALL NIGHT [2015]: in cinemas now  [short review]

RUN ALL NIGHT [2015]: in cinemas now [short review]

★★★½☆

USA IN CINEMAS NOW RUNNING TIME: 114 min REVIEWED BY: Dr Lenera, Official HCF Critic   Jimmy Conlon, more commonly known as The Gravedigger, was a mob hit-man and is [read on…]