#154
January / February 2010

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THE AVENGERS

With the help of Optimum Entertainmentís new box set import,
Kim Newman explores Britainís most enduring TV spy franchise, beginning with the surviving episodes of Season 1 and the complete Season 2, in the order they were taped!

DVD Spotlight
MATT HELM LOUNGE

Kim Newman reviews Sonyís MATT HELM LOUNGE, a box set collecting the four films based on Donald Hamiltonís spy hero, starring Dean Martin: THE SILENCERS, MURDERERSí ROW, THE AMBUSHERS and
THE WRECKING CREW!


Also Reviews of...


3 SECONDS BEFORE EXPLOSION
THE BEAST IN SPACE: UNRATED VERSION
BOLLYWOOD HORROR COLLECTION VOLS 2 & 3
DANTE'S INFERNO
DEAD OF NIGHT
DETECTIVE BUREAU 2-3: GO TO HELL BASTARDS!
EXPERIMENTS IN TERROR 3
FIVE
GOTH KILL
THE GRUDGE 3
HEROSTRATUS
LOVE GODDESSES OF BLOOD ISLAND
NATURE'S GRAVE
RIPLEY UNDER GROUND
STARLET
DIE TE‹FELSWOLKE VON MONTVILLE
TOKYO!
TREASURES IV: AMERICAN FILM AVANT GARDE 1947-1986


 
Plus...

Ramsey's Rambles
Ramsey Campbell on EDEN LAKE!

AVI Watchdog
Brad Stevens covers Bob Dylan's RENALDO AND CLARA!

Audio Watchdog
Douglas E. Winter reviews the music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold on CD, RESIDENT EVIL 5 and more!

Biblio Watchdog
Reviews of HORROR CINEMA, CALIGARI'S HEIRS: The German Cinema of Fear After 1945 and Bruce G. Hallenbeck's COMEDY-HORROR FILMS: A Chronological History, 1914-2008.

Video WatchBlog
Just when we think we've seen everything, guest blogger David Kalat turns up IL RAGGI MORTALI DEL DR. MABUSE, an Italian cut of THE DEATH RAY MIRROR OF DR. MABUSE that adds a number of never-before-seen sequences and qualifies as a substantially more entertaining picture!


Other contributors featured in this issue:

Anthony Ambrogio, Michael Barrett, John Charles, Bill Cooke,
Shane M. Dallmann, Sheldon Inkol, Tim Lucas, Richard Harland Smith, Eric Somer, and Brett Taylor.