Category Archives: Movies

House of Mystery (1961) Review

This 1961 ghost story B movie is included on the fourth volume of the Edgar Wallace Mysteries DVD sets. A young couple who are house hunting go to view a beautiful house in the country, which is priced remarkable cheaply. … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Return to Sender (Review)

Initially this seems like a relatively simple entry into the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of B movies. Dino Steffano (Nigel Davenport) has been working a clever scam where he filters money from his business partners through a fake company in … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: On the Run (Review)

It’s a bit soon for Philip Locke to be back after he was so memorable in Incident at Midnight, but he drops out of the story very early on anyway. He is one of two criminals breaking into an office … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The £20,000 Kiss (Review)

When barrister and politician Sir Harold Trevitt (Michael Goodliffe) shares an impromptu kiss with his neighbour Maxine Hagen (Dawn Addams), her maid Paula (Mia Karam) catches them in the act and then blackmails them. It seems the Edgar Wallace Mysteries … Continue reading

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Kizumonogatari (Review)

Anyone who has watched any of the Monogatari series will probably know that it is difficult to decide what order to watch the various different instalments. My default approach is normally to go with the original release order, but that … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Incident at Midnight (Review)

This series of Edgar Wallace B movies seems to be getting increasingly complex, and Incident at Midnight in particular demands the full attention of the viewer. If you want to read reviews of this film series there are slim pickings … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Set Up (Review)

After a couple of turkeys, I was starting to think the best days were behind this series of B movies, but this is a little gem of a film. If you’re a Columbo fan, you’ll probably love this one, because … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Death Trap (Review)

The action centres around an investment broker in this 1962 entry in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of B movies. Carol Halston turns up at Paul Heindrik’s office, concerned about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s death. She consulted Heindrik for … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Locker Sixty-Nine (Review)

This 1962 instalment in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries film series demands the viewer’s full attention. The problem is, it doesn’t earn the viewer’s full attention as well. The story is incredibly complex for a 50 minute film. The idea is … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1910)

It’s the holiday season, and our TV channels love to show popular old films, to provide us with the background entertainment to our turkey munching and mulled wine sipping, but we don’t want remakes, do we. No, sir. Just the … Continue reading

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Love Live! Sunshine!! The School Idol Movie: Over the Rainbow

The original series of Love Live! was about a group of schoolgirls forming an idol group, their difficult path to winning a competition and attempting to use their newfound fame to save their school, which is threatened with closure. The … Continue reading

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Made in Abyss: Dawn of the Deep Soul (Review)

You might have reached this point by watching the first series of the anime, or you might have watched the two compilation films that proceed it. Either way, this feature film is the continuation of the Made in Abyss story, … Continue reading

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Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Review)

What better way to conclude a successful anime series than with a movie, and this feels very much like the last word on the story of the original line-up. Unlike a series where the storylines can be divided evenly between … Continue reading

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Shadow of the Vampire

There is no doubt in my mind that this is an impressive film with some remarkable performances. Willem Dafoe embodies the vampire in just the same way that Max Schreck did (in the reality of the original acting, of course, … Continue reading

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Welcome to Halloween in the Junkyard! We are going to start with one of the great classics of silent cinema from 1922, the unauthorised adaptation of Dracula, which only survives to this day thanks to the survival of a handful … Continue reading

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Breakout (1959) Film Review

Each volume of The Edgar Wallace Mysteries on DVD contains a bonus film made by the same studio. For the first volume it was the thoroughly watchable but slightly depressing October Moth, and for the second volume it was The … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Playback (Review)

Van der Valk fans will enjoy seeing this film, because 11 years before he debuted in his iconic role Barry Foster played bobby on the beat Dave Hollis in this entry into The Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British B … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Solo for Sparrow (Review)

Solo for Sparrow is one of the best known Edgar Wallace Mysteries films, simply because it has Michael Caine in the cast, in an early role before he was famous. After his success in Zulu and The Ipcress File, the … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Time to Remember (Review)

This is Harry H. Corbett’s second appearance in The Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of British B movies, and it’s a very different role to Inspector Bruce in Marriage of Convenience. Corbett gave a straightforward performance as Bruce, verging on bland … Continue reading

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The Spider and the Tulip (Review)

The recent Blu-ray and DVD release of 1945 Japanese wartime propaganda film Momotaro: Sacred Sailors comes with a bonus on the same disk, a 1943 short animation from Kenzo Masaoka. The Spider and the Tulip is absolutely enchanting, but to … Continue reading

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