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The Perfectionist's Guide To Fantastic Video
Fantasy, Classic Monsters, Horror, Sci-Fi Bimonthly Magazine from Cincinnati ,United States
Ceased publication

- First and last issue: 1990-2017
- Fantastic cinema is the top priority but no genre is neglected.
- At the beginning there was Tim's column in Video Times and Gorezone and then in 1990 he started publishing VW.
- More details than any other edition is what characterizes VW. Usually there is a cover story with exclusive interviews and a lot of reviews.
In color, small size (A5), 80 pages magazine without any ads but with plenty to read.
- Published by Tim and Donna Lucas (Eds.)
- Website: www.videowatchdog.com

Last updated:
20 September 2021
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Special thanks for this page goes to:
Scott Matheson
Garry Malvern

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CONTENTS: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All GALLERIES: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 All

Issue 102
December 2003
All That You See And Hear: The Outer Limits Season 2 on DVD: In which David J. Schow sharpens to crystal clarity our appreciation of this classic series' final 17 episodes, including 'Demon with a Glass Hand'!
He Restoreth The Ghoul MGM'S James Owsley on the Karloff Classic: Tim Lucas interviews the man responsible for MGM's stunning new DVD restoration of this once-lost 1930s British horror classic starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke and Ernest Thesiger!
DVD Spotlight: The Incredible Hulk: Shane M. Dallmann shines this month's spotlight on four Marvel-ous TV movies starring Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno: The Incredible Hulk, The Incredible Hulk Returns, The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk and The Death Of The Incredible Hulk! Read all about the first failed attempts to put Marvel's classic characters Daredevil and The Mighty Thor on film!
Space: 1999 - A Critical Episode Guide to Season 2: John Charles offers a complete critical episode guide to the Second Season of this popular Gerry Anderson series, available from A&E Home Video as Space: 1999 (Sets 5-8)!
Dog Bytes: Compact capsule reviews of Ray Dennis Steckler's The Adventures Of Rat Pfink And Boo Boo, a new DVD import of Orson Welles' Confidential Report (Aka MR. ARKADIN), Something Weird Video's wrestling horror double feature of Doctor Of Doom & Wrestling Women vs The Aztec Mummy, a Hong Kong import of Toho's latest Godzilla X Mechagodzilla, Patrick Macnee meets Joanna Lumley in The New Avengers, four El Santo movies (Infraterrestre, Santo En El Tessorio De Dracula, Santo Y Blue Demon Contra Dracula Y El Hombre Lobo and Santo Y Blue Demon Contra El Dr. Frankenstein), Jeff Lieberman's Squirm, and two Crypt Keeper presentations, Tales From The Crypt Presents Demon Knight and Tales From The Crypt Presents Bordello Of Blood!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Our Man in the Fleapit looks on in amazement as Delphine Seyrig charms the blood out of two newlyweds in Daughters Of Darkness... as Mick Jagger plays an Australian outlaw in Ned Kelly... as Mia Farrow runs blind through See No Evil... as Andrew Prine captures and tortures young lovelies in Terror Circus aka Barn Of The Naked Dead... as Ray Harryhausen puts the emotion in stop-motion in The Valley Of Gwangi... and as David Janssen tries to cope with the generation gap in Where It's At!
DVDs: The piece de resistance! In-depth reviews of the C.S. Lewis adaptation The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, Blue Underground's rough-riding Spaghetti Western Collection (Django, Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot!, Run Man Run, Mannaja aka A Man Called Blade), the French horror satire Frankenstein 90, Boris Karloff and Ernest Thesiger in the beautifully restored 'lost' 1930s classic The Ghoul, Vincent Price's House Of Wax (and the original Mystery Of The Wax Museum starring Fay Wray and Lionel Atwill), a new Special Edition of Joe Dante's The Howling, a Criterion double feature set of both versions of The Killers, the notorious Michael & Roberta Findlay trilogy of The Touch Of Her Flesh / The Curse Of Her Flesh / The Kiss Of Her Flesh, plus Import reviews of Jess Franco's X ('Dr. Wong's Virtual Hell') and the greasy horror stuff of the Shaw Brothers' Oily Maniac!

Issue 101
November 2003
Metropolis: Lang vs. Rintaro: Bill Cooke reviews Kino on Video's breathtaking new restoration of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece-and compares and contrasts it with Rintaro's dazzling 2001 anime interpretation from Columbia TriStar! An illuminating text with numerous frame-to-frame image comparisons!
DVD Spotlight: 28 Days Later...: It's like all three of George A. Romero's 'Living Dead' films boiled down into one relentless nightmare! Kim Newman reviews the latest from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle, which he calls 'The best British film in its genre since Raw Meat (1973)!'
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: This month, just for fun, Joe Dante screens the late '60s/early '70s films of Elvis Presley and Charlton Heston: Change Of Heart, The Hawaiians, Number One, The Omega Man, Skyjacked and The Trouble With Girls!
Plus! Dog Bytes: Reviews of Charles Bronson's 10 To Midnight, the Arthur Bernede adaptation Belphegor-Phantom Of The Louvre, Jess Franco's The Devil Came From Akasava and X-312 Flight To Hell, Boris Karloff in The Devil Commands, Clive Barker's Hellraiser: Hellseeker, kinky Japanese offerings Midnight Whispers and The Pornographers, Herman Cohen's Target Earth and more!
In-Depth Reviews: Including the new Marvel Comics adaptation Daredevil, Spaghetti Westerns Find A Place To Die, Any Gun Can Play and the Dario Argento-scripted Today We Kill... Tomorrow We Die!, wild drive-in favorite I Drink Your Blood, three volumes of the stylish anime NOIR, H.G. Clouzot's decadent thriller Quai Des Orfevres, Akira Kurosawa's Red Beard, Something Weird nudie cuties Sinderella And The Golden Bra and Herschell Gordon Lewis' Goldilocks And The Three Bares, Peter Bogdanovich's Karloff classic Targets, the conspiracy thriller satire Winter Kills-and Import reviews of Bounce Ko Gals and Toho's 'Dracula Trilogy': Legacy Of Dracula-The Bloodthirsty Doll, Lake Of Dracula and Evil Of Dracula!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter on Brian Eno and the rise of ambient film scores!
Biblio Watchdog: Anthony Ambrogio reviews Arthur Lennig's The Immortal Count: The Life & Films Of Bela Lugosi, and Tim Lucas reviews Kent Byron Armstrong's Slasher Films!

Issue 100
October 2003
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Frankenstein Must Be Destryed, Hands Of The Ripper, The Horror Of Frankenstein, Lust For A Vampire, Scars Of Dracula, Twins Of Evil, The Vampire Lovers.
Dog Bytes: The Adventures Of The Flying Cadets, Assault On Precinct 13, Assignment Terror, At The Earth's Core, Baba Yaga, The Beast Within, The Believers, Black Samurai, Blade II, Bride Of Re-Animator, Bride Of The Gorilla, A Bullet For Sandoval, The Cars That Ate Paris, Chained Heat, La Collectionneuse, The Crawling Hand, Cut And Run, Dangerous Game, The Dark Tales, The Day Of The Dolphin, Dead Again, Deadlier Than The Male, Dead Of Night/Queen Of Spades, Dead Of Winter, The Deathmaster, Die Monster Die, Doomwatch, The Dynamite Brothers, The Face Of Fu Manchu, Fahrenheit 451, Flavia The Heretic, I Frati Rossi/The Red Monks, The Frightened City, Frogs, The Ghost And Mrs. Muir, The Giant Of Metropolis, The Giant Spider Invasion, The Gingko Bed, The Godthumb, Grave Of The Vampire, The Hearse, Hell Is A City, Horror Rises From The Tomb, Horrors Of The Black Museum, The House Of The Laughing Windows, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, It Happened Tomorrow, Journey To The Center Of The Earth, Kill By Inches, Kingdom Of The Spiders, Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira, Kourei, The Last Vampyre, Last Woman On Earth, Legend Eight Samurai, Love Bites, Macon County Line, Mad Max 2, Masque Of The Red Death/The Premature Burial, Miracle Mile, Modesty Blaise, The Monster That Challenged The World, The Moon Warriors, Murder By Television, My Dear Killer, The Nameless, The New Gladiators, Night Child, Night Of The Ghoul, 1984, The Ninth Configuration, Oedipus Rex, One Step Beyond, The Piano Teacher, Pin, Quiet Days In Clichy, Rodan, Satan's Brew, The Severed Arm, Sherlock Holmes And The Deadly Necklace, Shriek Of The Mutilated, Ski Troop Attack, Sound Of Horror, The Specials, Spontaneous Combustion, The Steel Fisted Dragon, The Stranger's Gundown, Supercar, Thirst, Trick Or Treat, Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna, Venom, What's The Matter With Helen?/Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?, Wgat's Up Tiger Lily?, Wild Zero, With A Friend Like Harry, The Year Of The Sex Olympics.
Overlooked gems: The most important video release VW somehow failed to cover in its first 100 issues: Darby O'Gill And The Little People, Doctor Who-The Dalek Invasion Of Earth, Master Of The Flying Guillotine, The Nutty Professor, Phantom Of The Paradise, Rituals, Stigma, Theater Of Blood, The Thief Of Bagdad, Zardoz.
Biblio Watchdog: Rational Fears: American Horror In The 1950s, The Cutting Edge: Art-Horror And The Horrific Avant-Garde, Horror Film Reader, The Ninth Cinfiguration, Shock Theater: An Illustrated History.

Issue 99
September 2003
In Search of London After Midnight: As Rick Schmidlin's 'stills reconstruction' of Tod Browning's lost vampire opus comes to DVD, Gary D. Rhodes and Ryan Baker explore our ongoing fascination with a film we'll probably never see... and the attempts which have been made to reconstruct it!
Double Dog Dare: Society: You've asked for it, so VW inaugurates the dreaded 'Double Dog Dare'--a new, occasional department wherein two critics challenge one another with contrasting opinions of a single film! In this round, Richard Harland Smith and Kim Newman beg to differ about Brian Yuzna's Society!
DVD Spotlight: Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring: Our resident mythologists, Rebecca & Sam Umland, turn their attentions to the first instalment of what promises to become the greatest fantasy film series of all time: Peter Jackson's Lord Of The Rings!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: This month, Joe screens: Beryl Reid and Flora Robson care for The Beast In The Cellar... Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee and Barbara Steele form The Crimson Cult... Ken Russell raises Hell in The Devils... bullets fly in the Spaghetti Western God Forgives--I Don't... the world hears again from Fu Manchu (Christopher Lee) in Kiss And Kill... and Oliver Reed and Alan Bates introduce full frontal male nudity to the screen in Women In Love!
DVDs: The Spaghetti Westerns Day Of Anger and Boot Hill... Laura Gemser horses around in Joe D'Amato's notorious Emanuelle In America... Michael Myers returns from the grave in Halloween: Resurrection... the strangely named Dr. Ood embarks on even stranger experiments in The Head... Richard Carlson puts a positive face in extraterrestrial invasion in It Came From Outer Space... An animated Boris Karloff puppet hosts Mad Monster Party?... Douglas Fairbanks Sr. swashes buckles in The Mark Of Zorro, Don Q, Son Of Zorro and The Iron Mask... Something Weird Video delves into unholy, unclothed rituals in the Double Feature DVD The Naked Witch / Crypt Of Dark Secrets... the Japanese tackle a banned masterpiece of Chinese erotica in The Notorious Concubines... three different versions of the same basic footage are compared in our review of Image Entertainment's Raiders Of The Living Dead... Joe Turkel hires bikers to snare two teenage girls in a Savage Abduction... Michael Gambon and Dennis Potter extend the creative boundaries of the TV miniseries in The Singing Detective... and All Day Entertainment rescues from oblivion the rare British thriller Wanted For Murder!
Plus: Kim Newman examines the new Region 2 DVD release of the classic Hammer science fiction thriller, THE Quatermass Xperiment!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter calculates the listenability of the soundtrack CDs of Open Your Eyes, The Thin Blue Line, Fear No Evil, Gacy and Auto Focus!
Biblio Watchdog: Anthony Ambrogio delves into the long-awaited Forgotten Horrors 3: Dr. Turner's House Of Horrors By Michael H. Price and John Wooley, with George E. Turner!
Plus! A look at the Pros and Cons on the new D-VHS format in 'Watchdog News' and much more.

Issue 98
August 2003
AIP and Pillage: The Cries and Screams of Gordon Hessler: Suppressed for more than 30 years, the original director's cuts of Gordon Hessler's four horror films for AIP are now available for viewing on DVD! Tim Lucas offers a reassessment of Hessler's work, while comparing the various versions of The Oblong Box (1969), Scream And Scream Again (1969), Cry Of The Banshee (1970) And Murders In The Rue Morgue (1971)!
Return to the Rue Morgue: A Conversation with Gordon Hessler: David Del Valle meets with the Poe-director laureate to discuss his AIP legacy and the restoration of the 'lost' versions of his movies on DVD!
DVD Spotlight: Eraserhead: Bill Cooke explores the intricacies of David Lynch's feature debut in an original essay, and also reviews its debut release on DVD, available exclusively from davidlynch.com!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: It's a motley line-up this month as Joe attends screenings of the sexploitative The Girl Grabbers... the Toho kid fantasy Godzilla's Revenge... Ralph Bakshi's early live-action/animation combo Heavy Traffic... Jane Fonda's Oscar-winning performance in Klute... Alan Alda versus devil worshippers in The Mephisto Waltz... and Burt Reynolds and Roger C. Carmel conspiring against adorable missing links in Skullduggery!
Tapes: You'll believe a boy can fly in Astro Boy Volumes 7-9... plus Herman Cohen's Thai import Crocodile... Richard Harrison in the widescreen Italian peplum epic Gladiators 7... and Jeff Fahey in the DTV sleeper Maniacts!
DVDs: Jon Hall stars in and directs The Beach Girls And The Monster... Jack Palance exposes Hollywood sleaze in Robert Aldrich's The Big Knife... David Hess gets picked up by Corinne Clery in Hitch-Hike... Something Weird Video bags another JD double feature with Lost, Lonely And Vicious and Jacktown... Roman Polanski meets the bloody Bard in MACBETH... AIP explores the Sixties counter-culture in Psych-Out and The Trip... and Jack Palance returns to chew futuristic wallpaper in The Shape Of Things To Come!
Plus: In our 'Imports' section, we review Bloody Moon, Jess Franco's imitation (or is it a satire?) of 1980s teenage 'body count' movies... and a newly released, uncut edition of the HK exploitation favorite, Killer Snakes!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter reviews new CDs of the scores from The Martian Chronicles, Ice Station Zebra, THX 1138, Femme Fatale, Gohatto and Battle Royale!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of Peter Dendle's The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia and John B. Murray's biography The Remarkable Michael Reeves: His Short And Tragic Life!
Plus! A look at new Region 2 'Arkoff Film Library' DVD releases of AIP's '50s classics Day The World Ended, War Of The Colossal Beast, The Spider and How To Make A Monster... and much, much more!

Issue 97
July 2003
Watchdog news: All Import DVD news: including the new Austrian DVD of Mario Bava's Blutige Seide [Blood And Black Lace], and a wealth of new disc releases from the Swiss label VIP, including numerous important Jess Franco titles in definitive English presentations!
Video Tapevine: Feng Xiaogang directs Donald Sutherland and Paul Mazursky in the filmmaking satire Big Shot's Funeral... Kane Hodder haunts the night as Darkwolf... in darkest Africa, a two-fisted hero guards the interests of a beautiful heiress in the 1930's Universal serial Jungle Jim... a behind-the-scenes look at skin-trade stardom in the unrated documentary Porn Star: The Legend Of Ron Jeremy... the slithering shocks of the DTV duo Python And Python II... surf-guitar king Dick Dale adds six-string fire to A Swingin' Affair... and we survey exploitation at its most tasteless in The Wild, Wild World Of Jayne Mansfield!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Grab your raincoats! It's 'Adults Only' month in the Fleapit as Joe recites The ABC's Of Marriage, dresses down The Devil In Miss Jones, and tussles with Russell in a quadruple dose of Russ Meyer features: Cherry, Harry And Raquel, 'Finders Keepers Lovers Weepers,' Russ Meyer's Vixen! And The Seven Minutes!
EEGAH to Please: The Richard Kiel Interview: Tom Weaver corners everyone's favourite 7' 2' actor for a revealing, down-to-earth interview about his first screen role... as the bearded, lovesick caveman, EEGAH!
DVD Spotlight: Brotherhood Of The Wolf
DVDs: Two by Peter Jackson (Bad Taste and Heavenly Creatures), two by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (Katzelmacher and The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant) and two by Bob Clark (Deranged and Murder By Decree) are just the icing on the DVD review cake this month! Also covered in this issue: the ''personality horrors'' double feature of The Attic/Crawlspace... giant grasshoppers run amok in Bert I. Gordon's Beginning Of The End... the violent Spanish Western Cut-Throats Nine... some unlucky critters get turned into Farmer Vincent's Fritters in Motel Hell... machine-gun-toting zombies take over Umberto Lenzi's Nightmare City... Bruce Dern and his droids protect the last vestiges of Earthly nature in Silent Running... a ''Sam, Rebecca and John Thumbland'' review of Steve Oedekerk's Thumbtanic, The Blair Thumb And Bat Thumb... and the classic martial chivalry film, A Touch Of Zen!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter listens to Jean-Pierre Melville movie music (Le Circle Rouge, L'Armιe des Ombras), as well as Thomas Bangalter's music for Gaspar Noι's Irrθversible, as well as some current and early work by Hans Zimmer, including Tears Of The Sun, The Peacemaker, Ancient Evil: Scream Of The Mummy And The Frightening!
Biblio Watchdog: Reviews of Bill Landis & Michelle Clifford's long-awaited Sleazoid Express book and the 'McFarland Classic' trade paper edition of Science Fiction Films Of The Seventies by Craig W. Anderson!

Issue 96
June 2003
Watchdog news: You see them in all the stores, but what are all the budget DVDs from Brentwood Entertainment like? Tim Lucas and John Charles bring you some answers to that question with reports on the 10-movie DVD set Tales Of Terror, Al Adamson's John Carradine Western Five Bloody Graves, Vincent Price in The Jackals, and the early Jack Nicholson drag-racin' extravaganza The Wild Ride!
Reptilicus: A Tale of Two Tales!: Danish filmmaker Nicolas Barbano pays homage to the original Tivoli fright! You've seen Reptilicus on MGM Home Entertainment's 'Midnite Movies' DVD -- now read about the differences between the AIP version directed by Sid Pink and the simultaneously filmed Danish version never shown in America!
DVD Spotlight: Captain Scarlet (A&E Home Video): Shane M. Dallmann wires you into the greatest of all Gerry & Sylvia Anderson 'Supermarionation' adventures with a complete episode guide!
Days of Being Wild: Leslie Cheung: In the wake of his April 1 suicide, the late superstar/provocateur of HK cinema is paid tribute in a thoughtful eulogy by VW's resident HK expert John Charles!
Tapes/DVD-Rs: The condensed feature version of the Bruce Lee-inspired miniseries Fist Of Fury: Sworn Revenge, Jon Bon Jovi vs. the Undead in John Carpenter Presents Vampires: Los Muertos, the HK actioner My Schoolmate The Barbarian, Wes Craven's Summer Of Fear and the long-lost, recently recovered Herschell Gordon Lewis curio Year Of The Yahoo!
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Vintage reviews of Tinto Brass's psychedelic Deadly Sweet with Ewa Aulin and Jean-Louis Trintignant, Peter Sellers and Ringo Starr in The Magic Christian, Richard Benjamin doin' a 'food of love kinda thing' in Portnoy's Complaint, the Three In The Attic sequel Up In The Cellar, and two by Jerry Lewis: the Salt & Pepper sequel One More Time and the Dick Miller-scripted Which Way To The Front?
DVDs: The Amicus crawling hand fest --And Now The Screaming Starts!, Walerian Borowczyk's erotic fairy tale The Beast, Brad F. Grinter's indescribable Blood Freak, the acid flashback thrills of Jeff Lieberman's Blue Sunshine, Paul Naschy in Crimson, Peter Cushing in the latter-day Hammer production Fear In The Night, Wes Craven's woebegone sequel The Hills Have Eyes Part 2, Phil Karlson's classic noir Kansas City Confidential, the impoverished prehistorica of The Mighty Gorga / One Million AC/DC, the seldom-seen British voodoo film Naked Evil and its Independent-International re-edit Exorcism At Midnight, Luchino Visconti's neorealist masterpiece Ossessione (based on The Postman Always Rings Twice), Mario Bava's Western comedy Roy Colt & Winchester Jack, Billy Wilder's masterpiece Sunset Boulevard and Reggie Nalder in Zoltan... Hound Of Dracula!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter pays tribute to 'Le Miz' with reviews of several new Vic Mizzy releases from Percepto Records, including his soundtracks for William Castle's The Night Walker and The Spirit Of Willing/ The Busy Body, along with reviews of Milos Raickovich's The Map Of Sex And Love and the various artists compilation Carnivore!!
Biblio Watchdog: Anthony Ambrogio dons his deerstalker for a midnight perusal of Sherlock Holmes On Screen: The Complete Film And TV History by Alan Barnes!

Issue 95
May 2003
VW Editor Tim Lucas picks his favorite DVDs of 2002!
Watchdog news: Criterion's new deluxe DVD of Beauty and The Beast (1946); German DVDs go a step further.
Video Tapevine: It's A Haunted Happenin', The Thirsty Dead, Up Your Teddy Bear, Virgin Sacrifice, Way Out, You 've Got To Be Smart, The Zodiac Killer.
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Blood Demon, The Blood On Satan's Claw, Mad Doctor Of Blood Island, Night Of Bloody Horror, Twitch Of The Death Nerve.
Blood Chiller Review-O-Rama! : Written in the Real Tombs of Horror! Shane M. Dallmann pays tribute to six hemorrhaging horror hits from the heyday of Hemisphere Pictures! That's right-a half dozen hits (more or less) of Filipino fright, all now available as Image Entertainment's 'Blood Collection': The Blood Drinkers! Brides Of Blood! Mad Doctor Of Blood Island! Beast Of Blood! Blood Of The Vampires (aka Curse Of The Vampires) and the faux Filipino Brain Of Blood! Plus, extra special bonus feature with this article only: Al Adamson's Horror Of The Blood Monsters! It's incredddddible! It's unbelievvvvvable!
DVD Spotlight: UFO Set 1: John Charles looks at the first 13 episodes in Gerry Anderson's cult TV series, available from A&E Home Video!
DVDs: Paul Schrader's remake of Cat People, Confessions Of A Psycho Cat, Don Knotts as The Incredible Mr. Limpet, The Coen Brothers' The Man Who Wasn't There, the big bug classic Them!, and Hammer's To The Devil A Daughter...plus, imports DVDs of Hideo Nakata's Dark Water, Paul Naschy as the School Killer, and the Mexican horror classics Fernando Mendez's The Vampire and Juan L. Moctezuma's Alucarda!
Audio Watchdog: Douglas E. Winter and a panel of fellow enthusiasts select The Best and the Rest of 2002!
Biblio Watchdog: Charlie Largent reviews Heaven & Hell To Play With: The Filming Of The Night Of The Hunter and Anthony Ambrogio probes The Mummy Unwrapped: Scenes Left On Universal's Cutting Room Floor!

Issue 94
April 2003
Watchdog news: 'We Are Going To Eat You' by Stephen R. Bissette; Starman Vol 1 & 2; Uschi Digart movies.
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: 10 Rillington Place, Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, The Cycle Savages, Deep End, The Long Goodbye, Marlowe.
Portals to a shadowed past: 4 silent horror classics revisited: Gary L. Prange reviews Kino on Video's new German Horror Classics box set of The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari, Nosferatu, The Golem and Waxworks - and tells how Caligari and Nosferatu compare to previous releases.
A Phildickian look at Minority Report: Philip K. Dick biographer Gregg Rickman makes his VW debut with an absorbing essay about Steven Spielberg's latest science fiction film, which asks the ever-relevant question ''What does it mean to be human?''
DVD spotlight: Spider-Man: Spider-fan Charlie Largent analyzes the sustained appeal of Marvel Comics' friendly neighborhood superhero and reviews the Sam Raimi film's presentation on DVD.
DVDs: The Curse Of Frankenstein, Horror Of Dracula, Fuego/The Female, Grave Of The Fireflies, The Hound Of The Baskervilles, The Incubus, Last House On Dead End Street, Legend, Men Cry Bullets, Of Freaks And Men, Seance On A Wet Afternoon, Star TRek: The Motion Picture: The Director's Edition, La Vallee, Gojira Mosura Kingu Ghidorah: Daikaju Soukougeki, Godzilla Mothra And King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack, Human Lanterns.
Biblio Watchdog: White Zombie: Anatomy Of A Horror Film by Gary D. Rhodes; Horror Films Of The 1970s by John Kenneth Muir.

Issue 93
March 2003
Watchdog news: Honoring Jack Pierce, James Batman, Lugosi's Devil Worshipping days, Glittering Images' Bizarre Sinema #4.
Video Tapevine: Astro Boy Vol. 4, 5, 6, Between God The Devil And A Winchester, The Kung Fu Master, Love After Death, The Marriage Of Maria Braun, The Stalker.
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: Battle For The Planet Of The Apes, Captain Nemo And The Underwater City, The Forbin Project, Silent Running, Wonder Women, Z.P.G. (Zero Population Growth).
Curse Of The Demon: Two versions, two critics: By popular demand. You 've wondered what it would be like to read a ''duelling critics'' assessment of a new DVD release, so here it is! UK critic Kim Newman and US critic Bill Cooke are actually in agreement about Columbia TriStar's new DVD of the Jacques Tourneur classic, but they manage to say some very different things about it! Includes a breakdown of all the changes made to the original Night Of The Demon cut, which is also included on the DVD.
DVDs: Earth vs. Flying Saucers, Fangs Of The Living Dead, Frankenthumb, The Gambler, Fingers, Gremlins, Innerspace, Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Hardware Wars, Star Warp'd, A Galaxy Far Far Away, Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle, Heart Of Glass, Little Dieter Needs To Fly, The Mothman Prophecies, Pet Sematary Two, The Prowler, The Return Of The Vampire, Shock Waves, The Toolbox Murders, The Unearthly, Wild Strawberries, Zeta One, Au Pair Girls, Le Amanti Del Mostro.
Biblio Watchdog: The Devil On Screen: Feature Films Worldwide, 1913 through 2000 by Charles P. Mitchell. Going To Pieces: The Rise And Fall Of The Slasher Film, 1978-1986 by Adam Rockoff.

Issue 92
February 2003
Watchdog news: Seduction Cinema's horror-themed DTV erotica; Man Bites Dog DVD; Tai Seng's Martial Arts Theater; DVD Update: And Then There Were None, Vampire In Brooklyn, Venomus.
Video Tapevine: Capture That Capsule, Legend Of Horror, The Magic Serpent, Mister Peek-A-Boo, The Peeping, Room Of Chains, Warning From Space.
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: The Carey Treatment, Duck! You Sucker (A Fistful Of Dynamite), Pat Garret And Billy The Kid, Straw Dogs, The Wild Bunch.
The Ring cycle. A gaze into the wellspring of new Japanese horror: Everyone's either talking about it or wondering about it - so where did The Ring come from? Richard Harlan Smith answers that burning question with an insightful overview of the Ring phenomenon, including reviews of all five Ring films currently available on import DVD and VCD... plus thoughts on the recent American remake.
DVD spotlight: Flint lives: Tim Lucas pays tribute to the late James Coburn with a critical essay/review of Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, now available on DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.
DVDs: The Black Cat/The Fat Black Pussycat, Carnival Of Blood/Curse Of The Headless Horseman, Dracula The Dirty Old Man/Guess What Happened To Count Dracula?, Eyewitness, Fright, Highlander, Johnny Firecloud/Bummer, The Phantom Empire, Satan In High Heels, Werewolf Shadow, Curse Of The Devil, The Fury Of The Wolfman, Dr. Jekyll And The Werewolf.
Biblio Watchdog: The Mummy In Fact, Fiction And Film by Susan D. Cowie and Tom Johnson.

Issue 91
January 2003
Watchdog news: Roger Corman's Vampire Collection, Cumming Soon DVD trailer compilation.
Video Tapevine: Desire Under The Palms, Odd Triangle, The Layout, El Cisco, Ghost World, The Hand Of Pleasure, Terror At Orgy Castle, Joan The Maid, The Steamroller And The Violin, The Young Erotic Fanny Hill.
Joe Dante's Fleapit Flashbacks: The Beast Must Die, The House That Dripped Blood, Tales That Witness Madness.
DVD spotlight: The Giallo Collection: Short Night Of Glass Dolls, The Case Of The Bloody Iris, Who Saw Her Die?, The Bloodstained Shadow.
DVDs: Amelie, The Blue Angel/Der Blaue Engel, The Cry Of The Owl, Edge Of Sanity, Graveyard Of Horror, The Image, Inga, Joy Ride, Jungle Holocaust, Monster A-Go Go/Psyched By The 4D Witch, Mountain Of The Cannibal God, Slave Of The Cannibal God, The Rape Of The Vampire, Sadistic City/Taboo, The Saragossa Manuscript, Stagefright, The Church, Angel Dust, Say Yes.
Biblio Watchdog: The Strange Case of Dr. Mabuuse by David Kalat.

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