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Bruiser Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1114&story=3787">Bruiser</a>.Romero's most recent film has received very little press which is a shame as it is certainly better than his last film, The Dark Half. The disc from Lions Gate is actually pretty good so Romero fans have no excuse for missing out on this.<p>

Two Evil Eyes Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1113&story=3786">Two Evil Eyes</a>. Romero and Argento each directing an Edgar Allen Poe short? A match made in heaven surely? Well ... not really no as Romero seemed to be having an off day! The disc isn't much better with a pretty awful picture but some decent extras to bolster it up. <p>

George Romero on DVD

Halloween is upon us so what better time to review the works of George Romero on DVD. This feature covers every film in his career and where there is a DVD release we have at least one review to back it up.

Monkey Shines Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1110&story=3783">Monkey Shines</a>. Continuing with our countdown to Halloween and the George Romero feature we now see the much-underrated Monkey Shines. Those who say Romero did nothing after Day of the Dead haven't been watching hard enough. Unfortunately this disc from MGM doesn't do the film any justice at all. <p>

Knightriders Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1107&story=3774">Knightriders</a>. As part of the run up to our feature on George Romero here we have the Anchor Bay edition of this great piece of work. The film is top notch whereas the DVD is pretty good if not outstanding.<p>

Novocaine Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1085&story=3701">Novocaine</a>. Well here is a pleasant surprise... A post-1991 Steve Martin film that is actually pretty decent. This dentistry-based thriller has a twist of dark humour added which gives it an edge which a lot of films lack. Unfortunately audiences stayed away in their droves due to luke warm reviews and poor marketing. Now the film gets a second chance with this disc from Alliance Atlantis, which is solid, if not outstanding.<p>

The Dark Half Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1084&story=3697">The Dark Half</a>. King novels are notorious for being difficult to translate to screen. Unfortunately Romero doesn't makle a good job of this one and the disc from MGM is hardly stellar.<p>

The Fury Review

<b></b> Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1074&story=3673">The Fury</a>. Kirk Douglas stars in this Brian DePalma mystery/sci-fi/horror. The disc from Fox is a little lack-lustre but fans will want to pick this up.<p>

Black Hawk Down (2 Discs) Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1063&story=3643">Black Hawk Down SE</a>. Ridley Scott's technically brilliant film is an indepth look into a US operation in Mogadishu. This lavish 2-disc set is one of the best I've seen and helps to raise the film to greater heights.<p>

Stargate SG-1: Season 1 Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1051&story=3619">Stargate SG-1 Season 1</a>.I believe this is the first review anywhere of this new set, due for release on October 21st. The series itself is a cracking one and despite it's slightly patchy first season there is plenty here for TV Sci-fi fans to get their teeth into.<p>

Gabriel and Me Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1043&story=3599">Gabriel and Me</a>. Out on Monday 9th September Billy Connolly stars in this tale of a lad in the North East who wants to be an Angel. Shades of Billy Elliot and Purely Belter are fairly obvious here and we have seen this sort of thing time and again. The disc is average as well, which matches the film perfectly.<p>

Clockwise Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1040&story=3586">Clockwise</a>. This classic British comedy has been give an average release by Anchor Bay. However this is the best release there is.<p>

Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1026&story=3555">Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert</a>. As we all know Freddie passed away in 1991 and a great tribute concert was staged a few months later. Unfortunately this DVD release doesn't do this concert justice but what there is here is great stuff.<p>

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4 Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=1018&story=3540">Star Trek: The Next Generation Season 4</a>. The Star Trek franchise rumbles on as Paramount continue to release these sets at breakneck speed. However quality is not suffering as this set easily matches previous ones.<p>

Creepshow Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=996&story=3489">Creepshow</a>. George Romero and Stephen King join forces for this commendable horror-comedy anthology. Unfortunately Warners have not pulled out all the stops on this disc, which is a real shame. <p>

Scars of Dracula Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=994&story=3485">Scars of Dracula</a>. Christopher Lee returns as the Count in this fairly gory entry in the Hammer series. A decent extras package (including Christopher Lee music videos!) helps to prop up the average main feature.<p>

The People Under The Stairs Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=933&story=3362">The People Under The Stairs</a>. Starring Everett McGill and Wendy Robie (Twin Peaks couple) shamelessly hamming it up, this is a real guilty pleasure. Unfortunately the DVD release is adequate at best.<p>

Highlander - Immortal Edition Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 1 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=884&story=3321">Highlander - Immortal Edition</a>. There is no doubt that the Queen soundtrack is the highlight of this film and this features heavily in this excellent 2-disc DVD set.<p>

Demolition Man Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=883&story=3318">Demolition Man</a>. A classic no-brainer action movie that is often overlooked. This Warner budget title might lack extras but it is still a worthwhile purchase given the very low price.

The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue Review

<b>Mark Davis</b> has reviewed the Region 2 release of <a href="getreview.cgi?id=881&story=3314">The Living Dead At Manchester Morgue</a>. Another great zombie film gets an uncut release from Anchor Bay. A good collection of extras make this package marginally better than the R1 release, which makes a pleasant change.<p>