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July 12: Happy Birthday Lee Byung-hun and Oscar Hammerstein II

South Korean actor Byung-hun Lee, who is turning 47 today, is one of the biggest stars in his native country.  Lee began working in South Korea film and television in the early 1990s, and has been nominated eight times for the Blue Dragon award for Best Actor, and five times for the Grand Bell for Best Actor—these are the two Korean equivalents of the Oscars.  1,308 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

My Review of Flight to Fury (1964) - A Jack Nicholson Retrospective

Click here for the introduction and the first review in my Jack Nicholson Retrospective.

And I’m back!

The sixth film in the Jack Nicholson retrospective is a unique one as it’s the first film where Mr Nicholson not only stars, but is also credited with writing the screenplay. 441 more words


Blu-Ray News #122: Wasp Woman And Beast From Haunted Cave (1959).

This one snuck up on me — and with so many great things being announced, one right after another, it was just a matter of time before something would fall through the cracks. 249 more words

DVD/Blu-ray News

Ride in the Whirlwind (1966)

Director: Monte Hellman

Writer: Jack Nicholson


Fear of Santa Claus Pt 3 (Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out, 1989)

In the 3rd installment, things get weird.  The first two films were straight up slasher films.  This film introduces a psychic blind girl who has a connection to Ricky.   293 more words


Blu-Ray News #89: The Film Detective's Roger Corman Collection.

The Film Detective has gathered up three Roger Corman pictures and repackaged them on Blu-Ray at a special price. Sounds like a good idea to me. 241 more words

DVD/Blu-ray News

The Shooting

Recognize the name Monte Hellman? If you’re a fan of low-budget, cult classics with some loyal fan bases, Hellman is the director for you. In 1966, Hellman shot two low-budget westerns in back-to-back fashion, Ride in the Whirlwind (flawed but pretty decent) and… 653 more words