Blood Rage on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review



Blood Rage is a slasher flick from the ’80s which has gone through a number of guises, made in 1983 but then released in 1987 just as the slasher genre was petering out.

Taking place in the Shadow Woods trailer park in Jacksonville, Florida, there’s the censored theatrical version, an uncut version retitled Nightmare at Shadow Woods, and a composite cut, mixing them both together. I went for the latter, so I got the best of both worlds. This means the picture isn’t always brilliant, but you know what to expect. It’s like the Unrated version of Hellraiser III: Hell On Earth which had the same thing happening, yet I preferred to watch that version which was most ‘complete’, even if it might not be the final, intended version, as it were.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 3rd 2015

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 3rd 2015Justin Bieber stays at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e December 3rd 2015, with Sorry, and he should be…

The only new entry in the Top 10 is at No.8 for Nathan Sykes with Over And Over Again.

Oh, and in the album charts, X-Factor winner Ben Haenow has dropped from No.10 to No.29. Haenow? Hae-who?!

With little of interest in the charts, check out this fantastic recent release from Stealing Sheep with Apparition:

Heaven Sent – Doctor Who Series 9 Episode 11 preview videos

Heaven Sent Heaven Sent is the penultimate episode in Doctor Who Series 9, and this begins the final two-parter of this series which will conclude next week with Hell Bent, and this first episode is mostly a solo show for Peter Capaldi.

As before, the BBC seem less interested about putting videos online as there’s less of them. Again, there’s no teaser for the epsode from Steven Moffat, and there’s not even any clips to accompany the trailer! However, there are a couple of short pieces featuring Capaldi, looking at his memories of the First Doctor and his favourite classic episodes.

The London Film Festival 2015 Part 2: Whole Wide World


The London Film Festival 2015 The London Film Festival 2015‘s first part of our festival round-up saw us take a look at the big hitters from the US, UK and Australia. Now, over the course of three pages, it’s time to see what the rest of the world came up with, starting with two outstanding movies from European directors who like to push the boundaries in very different ways.

We know Greece’s Yorgos Lanthimos for his stylistic but horrifying Dogtooth, but he’s now gone all big time and English-language with his follow-up, The Lobster. Good news is, he hasn’t sold out, far from it. In fact, he’s just got better, funnier and weirder. Much weirder. But with a starry, mainstream cast. Singles nervously converge at what is surely the world’s weirdest hotel, run by Olivia Colman’s strict manager. They’re given an ultimatum: either find a partner here – after a set amount of time – or be turned into the animal of their choice. Colin Farrell (accompanied by a dog, which turns out to be his brother) chooses to be a lobster, deemed to be a good choice by Colman, who drily observes that a wolf and a penguin could never live together.

Black Mass leads the new cinema releases & trailers – w/e November 27th 2015

black-massThis weekend there are seven new films out for you to choose from: Johnny Depp as gangster Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, engaging family drama in Radiator, Swedish drama in My Skinny Sister, Cold War drama in Bridge Of Spies, 1950s drama (yes, there’s a lot of drama this week!) in Carol, and CGI animation in The Good Dinosaur.

Black Mass tells the true story of Whitey Bulger (Johnny Depp), the brother of a state senator and the most infamous violent criminal in the history of South Boston, who became an FBI informant to take down a Mafia family invading his turf.

John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) and James “Whitey” Bulger grew up together on the streets of South Boston. Decades later, in the late 1970s, they would meet again. By then, Connolly was a major figure in the FBI’s Boston office and Whitey had become godfather of the Irish Mob. What happened between them – a dirty deal to trade secrets and take down Boston’s Italian Mafia in the process – would spiral out of control, leading to murders, drug dealing, racketeering indictments, and, ultimately, to Bulger making the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List.

Most iconic gambling scenes in modern cinema

Top gambling scenes in the moviesFew activities can hold as much drama and danger in modern cinema as that of a high-stakes game of poker. And similarly, the glamorous world of the casino has provided rich pickings for many film directors. So here’s a quick look back over some of the most iconic gambling scenes in modern cinema.

Casino Royale

If you’re looking for the true pinnacle of glamour and danger at the casinos, then surely there’s no better example than 2006’s Casino Royale. This saw Daniel Craig in his prime as the suave spy attempting to take down the none-more-sinister villain Le Chiffre in a high-stakes game of poker at the luxurious Casino Royale in Montenegro.

Not only did the scene provide a deeply iconic moment as a single tear of blood rolled down Le Chiffre’s cheek as the game went against him, but the film did much to cement Craig’s reputation as possibly the best Bond yet.

Movie Charts UK and US week ending November 22nd 2015

Movie Charts UK and US week ending November 22nd 2015This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending November 22nd 2015 are as follows:

Captain America Civil War – Official Trailer #1 – Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson Movie HD

captain-america-civil-war Captain America Civil War stars off right where the end of Ant-Man finished – yes, you have to keep up with all of these films, even the terrible ones, and Captain America’s had his fair share of that!

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Falcon (Anthony Mackie) have got Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) holed up, and as the trailer shows, the baddie sets off to cause plenty of death and destruction, with the good guys saying that if the authorities catch up with him then they won’t just arrest him, they’ll bump him off. However, surely it’d be better for all concerned if they just did that anyway, and many lives would be saved?! God, these superheroes are so thick!!

Anyhoo, the official storyline is that an incident leads to the Avengers developing a schism over how to deal with situations, which escalates into an open fight between allies Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Captain America.

So you’re paying a tenner to watch two idiots have a two-and-a-half-hour fight. Amazing(!) The first Captain America film was dire. The second was so-so. I’m not holding out much hope for this.

Capital Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review


capital Capital, with Toby Jones in the lead as financial whiz Roger, made me think the title referred to money. It may, since we see property prices increasing as the months go by, but if that’s the case then it’s rather a loose point to hang the title on. Other than that, I would assume it could be because it’s set in London, although that aspect didn’t have too much relevance as everything took place in Pepys Road… which itself begged the question why one single thoroughfare can have a mix of such affluence and poverty.

However, the fact it’s set in one street is a plot device to bring a variety of individuals together, and none of that stops it from being an intriguing drama with a lot of great acting and some fantastic cast members.

Petunia (Gemma Jones, above right) has lived in the street all her life to the point where all her friends have passed away and all her family have moved away, and as we join her, her health is deteriorating;

Video Games Charts week ending November 21st 2015

Video Games Charts week ending November 21st 2015In this week’s Video Games Charts week ending November 21st 2015, there is just 1 new entry and 1 re-entry!

    1 (-) Star Wars Battlefront (EA Games) Name Your Link
    2 (2) Call Of Duty: Black Ops III (Activision)
    3 (1) Fallout 4 (Bethesda)
    4 (3) FIFA 16 (EA Sports)
    5 (4) Rise Of The Tomb Raider (Square Enix)
    6 (8) LEGO Dimensions (LEGO Dimensions) (review)
    7 (9) Assassins Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft) (review)
    8 (5) Minecraft: Story Mode (Telltale Games)
    9 (11) WWE 2K16 (2K Sports)
    10 (6) Need For Speed (EA Games)

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