Satan’s Little Helper Blu-ray Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Jeff Lieberman
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Katheryn Winnick, Amanda Plummer, Alexander Brickel
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Synapse Films
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ R (Restricted)
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ USA
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ NTSC, Widescreen, Surround Sound, Anamorphic
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ October 25, 2022


         The dark premise for the horror film Satan’s Little Helper is boldly original, with just enough social satire to go with the carnage expected from the slasher sub-genre. Suspension of disbelief is a must to be able to enjoy the plot, which is more than a little absurd at times. In some ways that actually adds to the campy fun of the film, while other times it just feels like a cheaply made straight-to-DVD horror film that was sloppily thrown together. While the premise is great, the execution often leaves something to be desired.


Marquis de Sade’s Justine 4K UHD Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Jesús Franco
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Romina Power, Klaus Kinski, Jack Palance, Maria Rohm, Mercedes McCambridge
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Blue Underground
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ X (Mature Audiences Only)
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ France
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Anamorphic, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 2 hours and 4 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2023


         The Marquis de Sade served as an inspiration for many of the films made by Spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco, and in the late 1960s and early 1970s he made two adaptations of his literary work. The first of these was Marquis de Sade’s Justine, a period film set in 1700 France and tracing the two diverging paths taken by sisters after they are orphaned in Paris. Justine was Franco’s largest budget to that point, including recognizable cast members such as Klaus Kinski and Jack Palance in supporting roles. It also kicked off a preoccupation Franco had with the sexual depravity of humanity, which he would continue in some form for much of his career.


Philosophy in the Boudoir (Eugenie) 4K UHD Review


  • Director ‏ : ‎ Jesús Franco
  • Actors ‏ : ‎ Christopher Lee, Marie Liljedahl, Maria Rohm, Jack Taylor, Paul Muller
  • Studio ‏ : ‎ Blue Underground
  • MPAA rating ‏ : ‎ X (Mature Audiences Only)
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ UK
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 2
  • Media Format ‏ : ‎ Widescreen
  • Run time ‏ : ‎ 1 hour and 27 minutes
  • Release date ‏ : ‎ February 21, 2023


        In 1969, Spanish filmmaker Jesús Franco released his first adaptation of a Marquis de Sade book, Justine. This started a tradition of exploitation films made by Franco, often influenced by the perversion found in the Marquis de Sade’s literary work. Only a year after the release of Justine, Franco would once again adapt a book by the Marquis de Sade, this time Philosophy in the Boudoir. The British film was released as Eugenie… The Story of Her Journey into Perversion and was only the first attempts by the Spanish filmmaker to adapt this particular novel. Along with a continued fascination with the author, Eugenie represents the type of film Franco is best known for, containing a fascination with sexuality combined with the violence and shock value of horror.


Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania ScreenX Review


         With a cumbersome title and promises of storylines to come, Phase Five of the Marvel Cinematic Universe kicks off with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. Although critics and audiences have begun to show franchise fatigue when it comes to the MCU, die-hard fans will likely find plenty to love. Although I have watched all of the films and TV shows, I wouldn’t consider myself anywhere close to a fan of Marvel entertainment, so I can relate to much of the criticism placed on recent films. On the other hand, I go into these movies with very low expectations. This is junk food cinema (even calling it cinema may be a stretch, as Martin Scorsese has argued), but this also may be exactly what some audiences long for after sitting through the high-brow releases of award season. And if you are going for pure immersive entertainment, ScreenX is a fun option for ways to experience Quantumania.