Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick (1982)
Science Fiction / Television

Play for Today: Another Flip for Dominick (1982)

Warning: Contains spoilers for the first film, The Flipside of Dominick Hide (1980) Play for Today‘s uncharacteristically light-hearted and whimsical 1980 offering The Flipside of Dominick Hide, about a time traveller (Peter Firth) who ends up becoming his own great-great-grandfather, was a hit with the public and two years later the original writers, Jeremy Paul … Continue reading

Rasen (1998)
Film / Horror

Rasen (1998)

For many years, Rasen was akin to the Holy Grail among Ringu fans in the West, the “lost” sequel made by Joji Iida for simultaneous theatrical release alongside Hideo Nakata’s classic. Derided by those who had seen it, the film remained elusive for non-Japanese speakers as it got side-lined by Nakata’s own sequel, Ringu 2 … Continue reading

Ringu 2 (1999)
Film / Horror

Ringu 2 (1999)

The box office failure of JojiIida’s Rasen (1998), shot at the same time as and as a sequel to Hideo Nakata’s Ringu (1998) led to Nakata returning to the haunted world of Sadako for this second sequel that ignores everything that happened in Rasen and picks up a couple of weeks after the first film … Continue reading