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  • Ginger Snaps [2001] Ginger Snaps | DVD | (20/12/2002) from £9.75  |  Saving you £-8.94 (-63.90%)  |  RRP £13.99

    Written by Karen Walton and directed by John Fawcett, Ginger Snaps combines horror and pubescent angst in a thoughtful portrayal of female teenage development both socially and physically. The Fitzgerald sisters are alienated to the point of discussing honouring the suicide pact they made when they were eight, and producing disturbing mock-up photographs of their violent deaths. Then the slightly older Ginger is bitten by a werewolf and starts developing hair in odd places and feeling more alive than she has ever felt--but it's not entirely clear whether this is sexual maturity or monstrosity creeping up on her until she starts developing canines and a tail. The look and feel of the movie is a cross between Grimms's Fairytales and Neil Jordan's A Company of Wolves, while the influence of Buffy the Vampire Slayer runs through both script and cinematography--which means it occasionally looks like an extended episode of Buffy, minus the Vampire slayer herself. The performances of Emily Perkins as the nervy Goth Brigitte and of Katherine Isabelle as the extrovert charismatic Ginger are more or less faultless; we are taken to the heart of this claustrophobic relationship just as it starts to implode. Mimi Rogers as their ditzy mother and Kris Lemke as the stoner who tries to help Brigitte are almost equally excellent. On the DVD: The DVD includes as special features some impressive screen tests by Perkins and Isabelle in which we see them evolving their final takes on the characters; we also get a mildly interesting documentary on the construction of the werewolf Ginger becomes and a featurette that has some snappy one-liners from the cast, as well as production notes and cast notes. The Dolby sound catches the nervy grungy world of the film, which is presented in 16:9 ratio.--Rox Kaveney

  • Dream Home [DVD] Dream Home | DVD | (28/03/2011) from £24.28  |  Saving you £-9.29 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £14.99

    How far would you go to keep your dream home? Friday the 13th meets Location Location Location in a blood-soaked slasher doubling as a satire on the current housing and banking crises. Cheng Lai-sheung is an upwardly mobile professional happily working two jobs finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through on her luxury dream home with magnificent sea views of Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour she takes drastic action to keep her dream alive. Even if that means ensuring her would-be neighbors are dead. Stunning gross-out gore effects created by Andrew Lin will have you squirming and screaming as lead actress/producer Josie Ho's homicidal heroine goes on her spectacular splatter rampage. Dream Homw returns Hong Kong Cinema to a level of gratuitous violence not seen since the glory days of Riki-oh! and The Untold Story and is the strongest Asian horror for ages.

  • Hollow Man [2000] Hollow Man | DVD | (22/10/2007) from £8.70  |  Saving you £3.29 (25.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    What would you do if you were invisible? How far would you go? After years of experimentation Dr. Sebastian Caine a brilliant but arrogant and egotistical scientist working for the Defense Department has successfully transformed mammals to an invisible state and brought them back to their original physical form. Determined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough Caine instructs his team to move on to Phase III: human experimentation. Using himself as the first subject the in

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