Thursday, 14 June 2018

Rollercoaster blu-ray - Final Specs

It's just been announced over on the 101 Films website that the next blu-ray release in their new Black Label series will be the 1977 terrorist thriller Rollercoaster - which features a brand new essay on the making of the film by me!!


The first 3000 copies will be a limited edition which will include a slipcase and a booklet featuring my essay Fear Factor: The Anatomy of a 1970s Thriller as well as an essay on the Sensurround feature by Allan Bryce.

The 2-disc blu-ray set will include both the U.S Theatrical Version as well as the Uncut German Version.

Here's the full specs:




Title number 003 in the 101 Films Black Label range. This Limited Edition version is limited to 3000 copies and includes a slipcase and a booklet.

101 Films presents an unforgettable trip filled with sense-shattering twists and hairpin turns in Rollercoaster, starring Timothy Bottoms (The Last Picture Show), George Segal (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), Richard Widmark (Kiss of Death) and Henry Fonda (12 Angry Men).

Thrills abound in this high-speed suspense yarn as a determined terrorist (Bottoms) begins to turn America’s amusement parks into battlefields. The tension mounts as affable safety inspector Harry Calder (Segal) attempts to track down the saboteur who has targeted the country’s most popular rollercoaster and its riders for senseless destruction. The edge-ofthe-seat excitement mounts as the battle of wits between Calder and the terrorist builds to an explosive climax. 

Includes both the U.S. theatrical cut and the German "uncut" version.

Brand New Extras
  • The 1970s: A Rollercoaster of Disasters: A new documentary on Rollercoaster and the era of disaster movies, with film historian Simon Fitzjohn
  • Commentary with Allan Bryce and David Flint
  • Booklet: Includes ‘Fear Factor: The Anatomy of a 1970s Thriller’ by Scott Harrison and ‘Sensurround - A Rollercoaster Ride’ by Allan Bryce
Additional Extras
  • An interview with Associate Producer / Writer Tommy Cook
  • Theatrical Trailer
Specifications:
Theatrical version:
16:9
Duration: 128' 07"
Dual mono PCM
Uncut version:
16:9
Duration: 128' 20"
Dual mono + Lfe PCM


You can pre-order this on the 101 Films site HERE or on Amazon UK HERE.







Monday, 4 June 2018

Film Viewing 2018 (Part 3)

As I watch so many films on blu-ray, DVD and at the cinema each year, this year I've decided to chronicle my viewing habits here on my blog and share some of the films I'm rediscovering after many years, re-watching because I love them, or experiencing them for the first time.

Part 3 is a horror special...















Phenomena / Creepers  (1985)








I first saw this film in its 83 minute US cut re-titled as Creepers. It wouldn't be until a decade later when I finally saw the 110 minute International cut under it's original title Phenomena.

This time around I watched it in its full 116 minute Italian cut which, although a little slow in places, is my preferred version. I do have to admit, the much shorter US version does give it a nice shlocky B-movie feel that is quite fun and reminds me a little of the cheap horror films I used to rent from the local video shop.

In all 3 cuts, the film is fun, gruesome and just plain weird. My 3rd favourite Dario Argento film.








Videodrome   (1983)

I cannot begin to describe how much I love Videodrome - a film I watch at least once a year, and this is my 2018 viewing.

Despite now owning it on blu-ray in a totally uncut print (for the first time in the UK) I can't help but feel that we're missing out on that slightly uneasy feeling one used to get when handling a VHS copy of the film. After all, the whole concept of the film is that VHS tapes are dangerous, the signals that are recorded on them can physically alter you and the reality around you.

For all those who own a region free player, I suggest picking up the US Criterion Collection release as the packaging rather ingeniously makes the set look like a VHS tape









Zombie Flesh Eaters   (1979)

I first saw this movie on the Cult Classic Frightener VHS release, the one that claimed on the cover that it was the "Extreme Version!!" and "Includes Material Banned Since 1983!!". Yet, despite all it's boasts, it still wasn't the completely uncut version (it was missing around 27 seconds).

Although Anchor Bay released it uncut in 2005, I wouldn't get to see a full uncut print until the release of Arrow's 2-disc blu-ray.







Deep Red   (1975)

Back in school I had a friend who was obsessed with Dario Argento - Deep Red in particular. He would endlessly sing its praises, and describe his favourite scenes in lurid detail.

My first viewing of this film was in the early 1990s on that very friend's VHS copy - released on the Redemption Films label. On the back it stated "This is the complete Italian Version. Contains footage never before released in the UK."

Despite it's bold claims I'm still not sure if it was completely uncut (labels such as Redemption and VipCo tended to bend the truth by using words like "complete" or "such-and-such version" to give the impression that the print they had was uncut).

I still remain unsure as to which is my favourite Argento film, this or Susperia.








In the Mouth of Madness   (1995)

Arguably John Carpenters last great film (the jury is still out on Vampires).

The final film in his Apocalypse Trilogy (along with The Thing and Prince of Darkness), the film takes its cues from the works of H.P. Lovecraft and (to an extent) Edgar Allen Poe.

This is the Carpenter film I've seen the least as it's rarely been released over here. I was at university when I first saw this - my room mate had it on the Entertainment In Video label VHS.

This film is crying out for a good extras-heavy blu-ray release over here in the UK.









Psycho II   (1983)

The only film on today's blog that I was introduced to via late night television rather than VHS.

A favourite of mine growing up. I even recorded it off the television so I could watch it at my leisure.

To be honest, even watching it at a young age the film seemed quite tame (I always assumed it had been heavily cut for TV) but that doesn't seem the case as it still seems tame now - even so the blu-ray release still has an '18' certificate.

Not the most cinematic of films - it actually feels like a big budget TV movie (probably down to the fact that it was originally planned as such, but was decided to make it a theatrical release not long after filming began)







Thursday, 31 May 2018

DVD Review - The Mad Death



Nuclear war wasn’t the only thing that was giving the people of Britain sleepless nights in the early 1980s. There was another, far more sinister monster hiding under our beds, another Bogeyman lurking at the back of our wardrobes. But that thing had a pretty innocuous name, a small harmless word really – only six letters in length – but when spoken it struck terror into the hearts of all those who heard it.

RABIES

It’s difficult to imagine now how utterly paranoid the people of Britain were about the possibility of rabies infiltrating our borders and sweeping across the countryside like an invading army. There were posters hanging everywhere warning us of the dangers of taking our pets in and out of the country, informing us what signs we should be looking for in order to tell if a wild animal was infected and the actions we should immediately take. Television programmes of the mid-to-late 1970s tapped into this fear of complacency and near self-destruction – Terry Nation’s post-apocalyptic series Survivors, for example, was as much playing on our certainty that a rabies outbreak was imminent as much as it was about our concerns regarding nuclear Armageddon or another outbreak of the Black Death.

And that’s what it was - a certainty. Make no mistake about it, as a bleak and desperate 1970s gave way to an even bleaker and more desperate 1980s, the mood in Britain was one of pessimism and grave misgivings – no one was quite sure what would hit them first, rabies or nuclear war!

Naturally there was not a shred of doubt in the minds of the commissioning bods over at the BBC that this was indeed a most propitious time to hit the viewers with a series that swung wide the door of our wardrobes and let the Bogeyman out to play.

The Mad Death is one of those massively important watershed moments in TV for me, one that had such a precise and devastating impact on my young over-active imagination, that it has stayed with me for 35 years. Transmitted over 3 Saturdays in July of 1983 this 3-part mini series deals with the consequences of a French woman smuggling her cat into Britain after it has been bitten by a rabid fox, and unknowingly unleashes a rampant and seemingly unstoppable infection on the wild animals of Britain and then, inevitably, the people.

Before I sat down to finally watch this after all these years, I attempted to explain to my wife just how that 10 year old boy reacted when watching the series on its original transmission, how the atmosphere of the piece both fascinated and disturbed me, how despite the fact that it was a bright, warm summer’s evening outside the window of my living room it could not diminish or dispel the horror that was unfolding before my young eyes.

Although still a great little series, unfortunately the impact it may have possessed in the early 80s has greatly lessened over the years. Most of the series’ problems can be found in Episode One with the entire cast, bar one, pitching their performances to such an overly dramatic level that it borders on the ridiculous. One gets the feeling that they are giving stage performances, throwing each line over the footlights rather than playing for a TV camera. The exception being Barbara Kellerman, whose portrayal of Dr Ann Maitland is both naturalistic and sensible, which is ironic given that most of the time in her other TV apperances such as 1990, Quatermass and The Chronicles of Narnia she's usually the one member hamming it up unashamedly.

The other major problem is that none of the characters are particularly likable. Richard Heffer’s Michael Hillard is a totally arrogant creature with a complete intolerance for everyone around him, whose lack of compassion for other people is matched only by his lack of any redeeming features whatsoever; Kellerman’s Dr Maitland uses her body to play two men off against each other, hopping from one bed to another and not caring about either’s feelings; Jimmy Logan's Bill Stanton is an over-privileged, pompous whiskey soaked old duffer whose favourite pastime is shooting animals; Richard Morant’s Johnny Dalry is as arrogant and intolerant as Hillard, only with more money in the bank; and Brenda Bruce’s dotty old Miss Stonecroft is so unhinged and childish that she endangers the entire country just so she can get what she want.

The only truly likable character is Ed Bishop’s dopey but well-meaning businessman Tom Siegler, but unfortunately he doesn’t make it past the first episode.

Things pick up from Episode Two, when the emphasis moves away from characters that we don’t really care about and the story kicks into gear with the race to stop the infection from spreading across the country begins.

As well made, interesting and enjoyable as the series is, I just can’t shake the slight feeling of disappointment I felt as the end credits of Episode Three began to roll. This wasn’t quite the series I’ve been seeing in my mind's eye for over three decades. That's not the series' fault of course, but even without my high expectations and childhood memories, this still isn’t up there with classics like Doomwatch, Day of the Triffids or Threads.

Simply Media’s DVD release of The Mad Death is as sturdy and top notch as we've come to expect from such an excellent company. However, one can’t help but feel that it's sadly lacking, coming to us as it does in a vanilla release. A 30 minute documentary, appreciation piece or collector’s booklet would have rounded off this set marvellously...an audio commentary at the very least.


This aside it’s still a great release to have on your shelves, one that I would definitely recommend.

Buy it at the SIMPLY MEDIA website








Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Film Viewing 2018 (Part 2)

As I watch so many films on blu-ray, DVD and at the cinema each year, this year I've decided to keep tabs on my viewing habits and share with you some of the highlights, surprise hits and personal favourites as I rediscover, re-watch or stumble across them for the first time on home media.

Here's Part 2...




King of New York  (1989)

I wasn't a huge fan of Abel Ferrera growing up, although I was never quite sure why. I tried my best to like him, renting many of his films on VHS - Cat Chaser, Bad Lieutenant (cut on VHS), The Funeral, Body Snatchers and King of New York. But no matter how hard I tried that younger me just couldn't get on with his work.

Thankfully it's a different matter now. King of New York is a stunning piece of work, where the director takes a look into the most violent, seedy and dangerous corners of his beloved home town of New York.

Christoper Walken and Laurence Fishburne are the highlights of the piece.







M   (1931)

Director Fritz Lang's first sound film and his penultimate film produced in Germany before he was forced to flee the Nazi regime and eventually take refuge in the U.S.

I first saw the German print of this movie as part of my film studies course at university in the mid-90s. The English-language version (also included on the 3-disc Masters of Cinema set) is an added bonus for me having never seen this alternate release - although the original German version is by far the better of the two.

Not Lang's best film (that's Metropolis), but definitely up there with his Mabuse trilogy.










Suspiria  (1977)

Dario Argento's best film??? What it lacks in plot it more than makes up for in style and execution.

I first saw this film on the old Entertainment In Video VHS release (the one with the horrid cover - the close-up of the blue face caught in mid-scream!). Naturally it was cut by the BBFC, not by much, but enough to tone down the murders. This is the first time I've seen it totally uncut.

Cult Film's release (from a brand new 4K scan) is absolutely stunning!! Visually jaw-dropping! One of the best HD scans released so far on blu-ray.








Shin Godzilla  (2016)

This was a first time viewing for me of Toho's third reboot of their famous Godzilla movie franchise.

After being left feeling distinctly unimpressed and faintly let down by Legendary Pictures's 2014 attempt (which I also own on blu-ray) I had high hopes for the latest live-action Japanese effort and it didn't disappoint. As my wife said as the end credits rolled "This is what the U.S film should have been!"

Anyone buying the 2-disc UK version should watch the original Japanese cut with English subtitles on disc 1, as the English-language dub version on disc 2 is just awful!








Maniac Cop  (1988)

With a name like Maniac Cop you know this film isn't going to be a multi-award winner at Cannes. But it's fun, breezy and ridiculously entertaining, and doesn't outstay it's welcome at under 85 minutes... just don't think too hard about the plot otherwise it all falls apart very quickly.

The Arrow release is taken from the original uncut Theatrical Cut print of the film.









Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari  (1920)

The second German film in this blog entry, and strong contender for greatest silent film ever made.

As with 'M' this was a film I first saw during my film studies course at university, and as with 'M' I fell in love with it immediately.

Eureka's Masters of Cinema release is a work of art: the restoration of the print is nothing short of breathtaking. I own the limited edition 2-disc steelbook set which includes the 2 hour documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses, which looks at German cinema during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933) and is one of the best documentaries on cinema ever made.








Possession  (1981)

Part human drama, part horror, part thinly veiled allegory of the Polish people's struggle against Soviet annexation and oppression, Andrej Zulawski's infamous film has so far managed to allude definite classification.

One of the films to be caught up in the whole 'video nasties' hysteria, the story of a bitter marriage breakdown and a woman having sex with a demon in order to bring it into the world, the movie is as bonkers and as challenging as it sounds, but it is also beautiful and heartbreaking, and the scenes of a marriage being torn apart are very difficult and painful to watch.

I saw this film in the 1980s on a friend's copy-of-a-copy-of-a-copy and I have no idea if it was cut or not. The blu-ray release is the uncut version.









When the Wind Blows  (1986)

I used to own this movie on an old video shop ex-rental - the kind with the oversized boxes. I would watch it over and over growing up and it quickly became one of my favourite animated films of all time.

Playing out almost like a two-handed stage-play all set in and around Jim and Hilda Bloggs's house, the film is a clever mix of traditional hand-drawn animation (the characters) and 3D models (for the house).













Night of the Living Dead  (1968)

The film we have to thank for changing the zombie genre into what it is today (make up your own mind if that's a good thing or not!).

I originally saw this movie on a budget '4 Front Video' release back when it was still classified as an 18 certificate. Then I upgraded to the limited edition Arrow DVD box set which included the other two films in the original trilogy, Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead.

Still a great little film, but I still think Dawn is the best of the three.








Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Film Viewing 2018 (Part 1)

I've been watching a lot of films this year - we're only half way through 2018 and already I'm well into triple figures! So, I've decided to share with you my favourite films of the year so far...(more coming soon)









Tenebrae  (1983) 

I used to own the cut VHS version of this back in the early 90s - the one that had the censored cover (the girl's slit and bleeding throat was obscured by a red ribbon tied in a bow).

The Arrow blu-ray release is the first time I've seen a complete uncut print of the film with the graphic and bloody arm severing scene in it's entirety.

Not Dario Argento's best film, but definitely in the Top 5.









Cinema Paradiso - Director's Cut   (1988)

Giuseppe Tornatore's masterpiece and arguably the greatest film in Italian cinema.

I first saw the 124 minute Theatrical Cut at a small arthouse cinema in Derby in 1991. This Arrow release is the first time I've seen the 3 hour Director's Cut and it is simply stunning. The addition of
several scenes ( some containing adult content) has raised the certificate from a PG to a 15.










Audition  (1999)

Takashi Miike's beautiful, yet dark and (very) disturbing J-Horror film.

I first saw this on DVD when a work colleague recommended it to me - and, yes, he did warn me about the latter half of the movie!

Yet another fine Arrow blu-ray release - Japanese cinema at it's very best, but be warned, the last third of the film is graphic, very disturbing and difficult to watch!!! Only for those with a strong stomach.








Sorcerer  (1977)

A true masterpiece of 1970s cinema and William Friedkin's second best film after The Exorcist.

Not released in the UK on VHS, this blu-ray was the first time I got to see the film outside of a dreadful third generation pirate copy that my friend had in the 1980s.

A massive flop when originally released, the film slipped into obscurity for over 3 decades, but in the last few years has been enjoying a re-evaluation and reappraisal from film critics - and rightly so!! Sorcerer is one of the 10 greatest films ever made!!











Altered States  (1980)

A grossly overlooked and cruelly dismissed little gem of a Ken Russell film. OK, it's not in the same league as The Devils, but it's not that far behind!

First saw this movie on a Warner Home Video rental from the local video shop when I was about 11 years old. It was gloriously bonkers then and it's gloriously bonkers now. The blu-ray is only available as a HMV Exclusive release.








Death Wish  (1974)


Back in the early 1980s my sister and my dad would take it in turns to rent out movies from the local video shop to watch on Fridays nights while my mum was out at work - the sleazier and grittier the better - Michael Wisher's Death Wish was one of those films.

It looks great on blu-ray, but the film hasn't dated that well. The first half of the movie is a little niave, bordering on childish, especially in it's depiction and execution of police procedures, but it gets better in the latter half as the emphasis shifts to Charles Bronson's vigilante shenanigans.









IT  (2017)


I missed this brand new adaptation of Stephen King's 1986 novel in the cinemas, so naturally I snapped up the blu-ray release when I spotted it in a sale online.

Beautifully creepy and creepily beautiful. This tale of childhood loneliness and alienation is one of the best movies based on a King novel.

Can't wait for Part Two.










To Live & Die In L.A.  (1985)

Another William Friedkin film and another absolute classic.

I'm going to be truthful now and say that when I first saw this film on VHS back in the 1980s I really wasn't that keen. I guess it wasn't exciting enough for the 14 year old me (not enough space ships, I expect...I was really into Sci-Fi films back then).

Now, though, I adore it. In my opinion it's better than The French Connection (which I also love), and it has a much better car chase in it too!!
















Visiting Hours  (1982)

A slasher flick co-starring William Shatner, what's not to love!?!

The Final Cut blu-ray is the first time it's been released completely uncut in the UK.

The film actually holds up pretty well after all these years. It's not a Halloween or Friday the 13th knockoff at all. Not my favourite Stalk-N-Slasher horror I've seen this year, but definitely high up on the list.









The Burning  (1981)

As with Visiting Hours above, the Arrow blu-ray release of Tony Maylam's Friday the 13th prototype
is a the original uncut print.

When The Burning was originally released on video in the UK it rather unfairly became caught up in the whole "video nasty" hysteria that was sweeping the country at the time.

Although the plot isn't entirely (or even remotely, for that matter) original, the best (not to mention most surprising) thing about revisiting this film is how fantastic the cast is. The acting is really strong, right across the board, making the teenagers likeable enough to care when they inevitably start getting sliced and diced.






Part 2 of my 2018 film viewing coming soon...




Monday, 14 May 2018

DVD Review - THREADS 2-Disc Special Edition


Most modern reviews of Barry Hines’s nuclear Armageddon docu-drama Threads (a film released almost 35 years ago) tend to focus on how much the core message of the film still resonates in today’s dangerously unstable and volatile world. That’s all very well and good, but to truly understand the impact this low budget made-for-television British film had on its native country (and then the rest of the world a year or two later), you really have to look at what was going on politically back in the early 1980s.
            I was eleven years old when Threads made its rounds in the schools of Britain. It wasn’t part of the curriculum, nor something we were studying in English or History: they’d just decided to show the movie in schools. Each class was scheduled a two hour slot at some point during the school day, two whole hours off from the daily grind of Double Maths, Chemistry and Physics – a temporary exchanging of the horrors of trigonometry and fractions for the horrors of nuclear annihilation and megadeath.
            So when my class’s turn came, we all trotted obliviously into the TV room like sheep across a minefield… everyone, that is, except for me.
            I refused to watch it.
            I’d been given a rather lurid and graphic description of the horrors depicted in the film in the playground by classmates who’d already watched it, and I’d quickly come to the decision that it wasn’t the film for me. Instead I was allowed to sit in another classroom and read my book until the film had finished. The world was a scary enough place for an adolescent boy who’d just taken his first shaky steps through puberty without having to watch people dying from radiation sickness or being eaten by rats.
            When Threads was originally broadcast on BBC 2 on 23rd September 1984, the world was arguably at its most dangerous since the Cuban Missile Crisis; Between 30th April and 5th May 1980, six armed members of the Arab KSA group entered the Iranian Embassy in London and held 26 people hostage, it ended in 2 of the Iranian hostages being killed as the SAS stormed the building, straining already very tense relations between the UK and Iran; In June 1982, just seventeen months into his Presidency, Ronald Regan declared that “…freedom and democracy will leave Marxism and Leninism on the ash heap of history”, his announcement of the Strategic Defence Initiative program less than a year later triggered an escalation in the arms race between the US and Russia; In April 1983 the largest US Navy fleet exercise took place in the North Pacific hoping to provoke Russia into a response so their manoeuvres could be analysed, in retaliation Soviet jets were ordered to fly over the US owned Aleutian Islands; On 1st September 1983 Korean Air Lines Flight 007 was shot down over the Sea of Japan by Soviet jets killing all 269 people aboard including a US congressman, sending relations between the US and Russia plummeting; In November 1983 a massive NATO exercise codenamed Able Archer 83 resulted in the Soviet Politburo to believe that the exercises were a smokescreen for NATO launching all out war, Russia responded by readying it’s nuclear forces.
            But perhaps the most frightening occurrence of that time was the early-warning system false alarm that almost ended in full-scale nuclear war. A little after midnight on 26th September 1983 the Soviet early-warning system reported that the US had launched several intercontinental ballistic missiles at Russia. Lieutenant-colonel Stanislav Petrov of the Soviet Air Defence Force, the officer on duty at the time, realised that the attack was most probably a computer error, as the system had malfunctioned several times in the past, and decided against implementing his orders of an immediate nuclear counter-attack.
            Naturally the timing of Threads was a big deal. It’s original broadcast was immediately followed by a Newsnight special nuclear debate, and several pages of that week’s Radio Times were dedicated to articles on the realities of a limited nuclear exchange as well as the making of the TV film. It was watched by over 7 million people and was the topic of conversation amongst the adults in my neighbourhood for days afterwards, it was even repeated the following year on BBC 1.
            Yes, Simply Media’s 2-disc release of Threads is just as politically timely today as it’s ever been, but more importantly it’s the long awaited lavish release of a very fascinating and historically important drama that we’ve all been screaming for. And it doesn’t disappoint.
Presented in it’s original 4:3 aspect ratios, this new 2K scan from the original BBC CRI (Colour Reversal Intermediate) prints looks wonderful, the best the film has ever looked. Not that there are many colours used in the film (director Mick Jackson opting for a mostly grey palette), but when they appear they really do pop out of the screen. The contrast looks natural (for all those used to the old washed out VHS and DVD releases) while darker scenes show off a very healthy-looking grain pattern. Let’s face it, Threads is not a beautiful film and was never meant to be - the lack of colour, the grime and that rough-around-the-edges look was intentional right from the start. Just like the BFI release of Ken Russell’s The Devils in 2012, this film looks amazing on DVD, the best it can look outside of a blu-ray release.
But the extras package is where the real meat is. Disc One boasts not one, but two audio commentaries: one by director Mick Jackson, the other with actress Karen Meagher exclusive to this UK release. Both are chatty and informative and worth your time and attention. Over on Disc Two we are treated to a handful of documentaries covering everything from the filming in Sheffield to designing a post-apocalypse Britain. By far the best of the documentaries is the 30-minute video appreciation piece by film historian and author Stephen Thrower, which covers the making of the film from conception to release and it’s impact around the world. This disc also features the original articles from the September 1984 Radio Times on PDF and, again, are exclusive to the Simply Media DVD.
Threads is an astounding film. Watching it today is as powerful, evocative, upsetting and emotionally draining as it was back in the 1980s. It’s not a film you can just sit down in front of to kill a couple of hours, then move on. Threads affects you deeply, it stays with you for days afterwards, plays on your mind. For my money it’s a strong contender for the best British film of all time and Simply Media’s 2-disc DVD set is the best release of the film so far – not just in terms of the generous special features, but the care and attention that has gone into its restoration. If I had only one quibble it would be that this set is so good it’s simply crying out for a collectors booklet to be included. That would have made it perfect!

Rating 10/10


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Anthology - Outside In Takes A Stab



ATB Publishing have just revealed over on their Twitter feed the cover for their new anthology Outside In Takes A Stab - a book celebrating Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

I was fortunate to be asked to contribute a piece for the book (my second contribution after 2016s Star Trek: Original Series anthology Outside In Boldly Goes)

My piece is on the 2-part TV story Surprise / Innocence.

You can find ATB Publishing on Twitter HERE