Top Secret!: I Love the 80’s

February 6, 2009

Partway through Top Secret! (1984), the film’s hero, rock star Nick Rivers (Kilmer) cuts loose with a song called “How Silly Can You Get?” It could easily apply to all of the films directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, the kings... 

Icons of Horror Collection: Hammer Films

November 13, 2008

Sony’s latest Icons of Horror box set celebrates Hammer horror films by presenting four classics, beautifully restored and shown in their original aspect ratios. Hammer is best known for revitalizing and reinventing the horror genre during the 1950s... 

Dracula A.D. 1972

February 7, 2006

After the success of Count Yorga, Vampire (1970), Hammer Studios decided to revive the Dracula mythos that had been so successful for them in the past by attempting to update the Count by transporting him into the swinging London of 1970s. Dracula A.D.... 

Time Without Pity

March 20, 2002

Filmmaker Joseph Losey was blacklisted from Hollywood during the McCarthy witch-hunts of the 1950s. He relocated to England and made films under a pseudonym. Time Without Pity (1957) was made during his early British incarnation period (1954-62) and was...