#150
Summer 2009

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The Superhero Blu Initiative

      Rebecca and Sam Umland review the Blu-ray releases
of 2008's top superhero blockbusters:
THE DARK KNIGHT, IRON MAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK!

Let the Twilight In

   
Everybody likes one better than the other, but Stephen R. Bissette argues the equal importance and complementary qualities of 2008's young vampire phenomena, TWILIGHT and LET THE RIGHT ONE IN!

 
DVD Spotlight

   
Kim Newman reviews the nine obscure mystery/detective features included in VCI's FORGOTTEN NOIR COLLECTORS SET SERIES 3!
Plus Reviews of...
QUANTUM OF SOLACE
SAW V: UNRATED DIRECTOR'S CUT
THE MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981)
PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
WANTED
GAMERA THE BRAVE
A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH (STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN)
and AGE OF CONSENT
EXPOSED
DEADLY SWEET
THE ROMANCE OF ASTREA AND CELADON
LAST HOUSE ON THE BEACH
ALICE IN WONDERTOWN
HAND OF THE ASSASSIN
SUZIE HEARTLESS

 
Plus...
Ramsey Campbell
on Georges Franju's classic JUDEX!
Douglas E. Winter
on a three-disc box set of music from the TV classic THE PRISONER!
Brett Taylor
on the autobiography of Ed Wood star Dolores Fuller!

...and Two All-New Columns!
Video WatchBlog--the print version of Tim Lucas' award-winning blog!
AVI Watchdog--Brad Stevens inaugurates a new column about rare films downloadable online from file sharing websites!

All this and much, much more!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

Michael Barrett, John Charles, Shane M. Dallmann, Tim Lucas, Richard Harland Smith, and Eric Somer.