The Junkyard Vault

DTV Junkyard: Bastion of the maligned and champion of the neglected. With a clear remit that stipulates no screeners, no favours, and no kowtowing to film companies, the Junkyard was established in January 2015 to provide spin-free opinion on the UK’s direct-to-video industry. Here’s a handy index to discover each of the 327 schlocky delights […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… It’s less than a thousand days since the first Robert movie entered the home entertainment world (937 to be exact), and here we are already with the UK release of the third sequel. Surely this is the fastest franchise […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… While a director like Terrence Malick is lauded for a lack of productivity, with his long periods of creative silence serving to construct the aura of a complex genius, those megaphone-wielding artists at the coal face are revered with […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… We Brits have always been a little contemptuous of low budget filmmaking, spending our time littering the review sections of Amazon with one-star diatribes peppered with the usual embarrassing clichés like “I could have done it better myself.”  Perhaps […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… A new film from the director of the Hammer classic Vampire Circus (1972)? Indeed, the now Octogenarian filmmaker, Robert Young, who directed among other things Fierce Creatures (1997), the criminally underseen Captain Jack (1999), and co-lensed The Ninja Squad (1986) with […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Welcome to this weeks’ edition of 4Digital roulette, where the veteran British distro release another horror-themed curiosity with a virginal IMDb page. Their latest title is the frequently frustrating Italy-lensed DTV’er DARK SILENCE, or The Blind King as it […]

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Dave Wain’s essential breakdown of this week’s cavalcade of straight-to-disc treats. Step inside the DTV Junkyard… Pretty exciting huh! LEATHERFACE; a Texas Chain Saw Massacre franchise entry that has the potential to sit snugly alongside the heady insanity of Tobe Hooper’s 1986 sequel. Why? Well, when you have the creative team behind such Gallic wonders […]

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