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Umbrella Entertainment December 2017 Releases

Umbrella Entertainment December 2017 Releases

Another month, another bundle of essential Umbrella Entertainment releases. December’s line up is a pretty stellar one with some truly essential discs being released. What a way to wrap up the year. (We are not paid by Umbrella to push these releases at all, we simply love their work and feel that folks should be aware of the great releases that are on offer.) That Good Night From Umbrella: ...[Read More]

Umbrella Entertainment November 2017 Releases

Umbrella Entertainment November 2017 Releases

Another month, another bundle of essential Umbrella Entertainment releases. Where we’ve reviewed notable releases from Umbrella throughout the year, we can’t review them all. So, with that in mind, this new column is simply one to showcase the new releases from Umbrella for that month. Keep an eye out for these on the first of each month going forward. (We are not paid by Umbrella to p...[Read More]

Not Quite Hollywood Blu-Ray Review

Not Quite Hollywood Blu-Ray Review

Mark Hartley’s essential Not Quite Hollywood came at a point in Australian cinema history when it seemed like the faith in the Australian film industry was waning. In the early 2000’s, the quality of Australian cinema was waning – that’s not to say that there weren’t quality Australian films, it’s just that the excitement for Australian cinema felt lacking. In 2008, Not Quite Hollywood exploded on...[Read More]

Drive In Delirium Volume 1 & 2 Blu-Ray Review

Drive In Delirium Volume 1 & 2 Blu-Ray Review

Remember back in the day when you’d slap a weathered VHS into your trusty behemoth of a VHS player, and as soon as you hit play you’d be presented with a static-esque black screen, and the customary anti-piracy warning, and then a series of bonkers trailers before the main event. If you were a genre fiend like myself, then odds are this was where you’d find out about all kinds of mad and mental fl...[Read More]

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Red Christmas Writer/Director Craig Anderson Interview – The Last New Wave

Writer, director, comedian, producer, actor, Craig Anderson joins Andrew to discuss his latest horror film, Red Christmas. Starring Dee Wallace, this horror film is one that pushes a few boundaries – namely, it’s a film with a villain that has a controversial origin. While this discussion is mostly light hearted, it is necessary to put a trigger warning in for anybody sensitive to the ...[Read More]

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Not Quite Hollywood Director Mark Hartley Interview – The Last New Wave

Umbrella Entertainment have once again come out with an essential Bluray release of a great Australian film. This time, it’s Mark Hartley’s Not Quite Hollywood. Andrew caught up with Mark to discuss his documentary and find out about the research that went in to making an exhaustive film about a great period of Australian cinema. Make sure to pick up the Bluray from Umbrella right here...[Read More]

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 Co-Director/Writer Terrance M. Young Interview – The Last New Wave

Project Eden: Volume 1 is an ambitious genre event that was filmed across multiple countries and will – as the title suggests – span across multiple films. Co-written and co-directed by Terrance M. Young and Ashlee Jensen, Project Eden: Volume 1 shifted the ways that films in Australia are released, with pre-release hype built up through various genre festivals around Australia. Andrew...[Read More]

Aaron Petersen’s Zach’s Ceremony Hits Cinemas in March

Aaron Petersen’s Zach’s Ceremony Hits Cinemas in March

Director Aaron Petersen makes his film debut with his documentary Zach’s Ceremony. Captured over ten years, this documentary follows Zach Doomadgee, a young Sydney-sider growing up and transitioning into manhood, doing so within the traditions of his heritage. Being released by Umbrella Entertainment, Zach’s Ceremony will receive regional screenings throughout March. Head over to the w...[Read More]

Long Weekend – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Long Weekend – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Director: Colin Eggleston Cast: John Hargreaves, Briony Behets, Nature Writer: Everett de Roche If you haven’t seen Long Weekend – a true classic in Australian cinema – then this new Umbrella release is the way to go. One of the stereotypes of Australia as a country is that everything is out to kill you, and within Long Weekend, we see nature doing just that. Granted, the two main characters prett...[Read More]

Body Melt – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Body Melt – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Director: Philip Brophy Cast: Lisa McCune, William McInnes, Gerard Kennedy Writers: Philip Brophy, Rod Bishop Ok, I have to be honest, I had never heard of Philip Brophy’s insane body horror comedy Body Melt prior to this release. I mean, I’d seen the bug nuts crazy cover for the standard DVD version before, but I’d just dismissed it as being another cheap straight-to-VHS film from the early ninet...[Read More]

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

The Man From Hong Kong – Blu-Ray/DVD Review

Welcome to the first monthly DVD/Blu-Ray review rundown. The idea of this particular column is to highlight notable Australian media releases that have launched in the 4-6 week window that the column goes up. This column wouldn’t be possible without the help of the great purveyor of home entertainment – Umbrella Entertainment. Umbrella have consistently produced high quality DVD and Blu-Ray releas...[Read More]

Win a Copy of The Man From Hong Kong Bluray!

Win a Copy of The Man From Hong Kong Bluray!

The Man From Hong Kong is a great Ozploitation film directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It’s explosive, it’s entertaining, it’s full of the kind of action that is missing from modern Australian action films. If you’re unfamiliar with The Man From Hong Kong, then make sure to listen to The Last New Wave episodes on the film here (film discussion with Miranda Sajdak & inte...[Read More]