Simon Crust

Simon is a movie reviewer for AVForums and has been writing for the site since way back in 2005, having had a few years on other publications before.

He's covered every disc format across the decades, from DVD to HD DVD, Blu-ray to 4K UHD, and with ever evolving technology now finds himself preferring his own home 'cinema' experience to the real cinema.

With horror as his favourite genre, and as more than a little bit of a Doctor Who fan, Simon has enjoyed the diversity of reviewing with all its pitfalls and hidden gems.

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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Kind Hearts and Coronets 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Kind Hearts and Coronets 4K Blu-ray Review
    The second Ealing of the month comes along to delight a whole new audience: the unmatched Kind Hearts and Coronets now in native 4K  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    The Lavender Hill Mob 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Lavender Hill Mob 4K Blu-ray Review
    Much loved: The Lavender Hill Mob comes to UHD with an all new native 4K image and in a collector's edition that is sure to please.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Blood on Satan's Claw 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Blood on Satan's Claw 4K Blu-ray Review
    There's a demon in the fields, let's get the kids to kill each other - a bit extreme? Not for Blood on Satan's Claw, now in 4K.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Witchfinder General 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Witchfinder General 4K Blu-ray Review
    Easily one of the greatest English horror films of all time, Witchfinder General, comes to 4K, ready to burn you alive!  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Green Room 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Green Room 4K Blu-ray Review
    The vicious, brutal and uncompromising Green Room comes to 4K Blu-ray, is there a way out?  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Possessor 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Possessor 4K Blu-ray Review
    Slick, twisted, refined, and mature, not only a good cheese but also Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor, newly minted in native 4K  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    The Wages of Fear 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Wages of Fear 4K Blu-ray Review
    Want to know how to transport highly explosive nitro-glycerine over treacherous terrain safely? BFI's wonderful native 4K restoration of The Wages of Fear shows you how (not to).  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Paths of Glory 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Paths of Glory 4K Blu-ray Review
    The awesome Paths of Glory comes to the UK in 4K - do we need to see such horror in such clarity? Definitely.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers 4K Blu-ray Review
    A great re-imagining, a great film, and a great set from Arrow - I've not been duplicated to say that.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

    10

    Peeping Tom 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Peeping Tom 4K Blu-ray Review
    The wonderfully lurid and seedy Peeping Tom comes to 4K looking better than it ever has  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Carrie 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Carrie 4K Blu-ray Review
    Carrie's awesome powers come to glorious life in a typically lavish set from Arrow in native 4K.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Krampus 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Krampus 4K Blu-ray Review
    It's Christmas, and what better time to dust off one of the greatest Christmas horrors of all time, in 4K  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Oppenheimer 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Oppenheimer 4K Blu-ray Review
    Nolan's Oppenheimer comes to 4K UHD in what might be the single disc of the year.  
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    Tremors 2: Aftershocks 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Tremors 2: Aftershocks 4K Blu-ray Review
    Universal may have had no faith in this sequel, but Arrow Video sure do, gifting Tremors 2 with a lavish new set.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Rosemary's Baby 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Rosemary's Baby 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the genre defining Rosemary's Baby newly minted in native 4K.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

    34

    Cutthroat Island 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Cutthroat Island 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the box-office bomb that was Cutthroat Island; can an incredible set wash away the memory?  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    The Psycho Collection 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Psycho Collection 4K Blu-ray Review
    We dress up as mother and slice our way through the stunning native 4K set of all four Psycho films  
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    The Wicker Man 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Wicker Man 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the greatest British horror films comes to 4K with an all new scan and in a lavish Collectors set for its 50 year anniversary - it's time to keep your appointment with The Wicker Man!  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

    39

    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse 4K Blu-ray Review
    Swinging its way on to 4K Blu-ray, Across the Spider-Verse might just redefine how good a disc can be.  
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    It Follows 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    It Follows 4K Blu-ray Review
    Second Sight has worked its magic on the modern day classic, It Follows, giving the disc an even more impressive debut on 4K  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Ringu 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Ringu 4K Blu-ray Review
    Dare you spin this native 4K disc of Ringu for fear of what might happen in 7 days!  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Time Bandits 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Time Bandits 4K Blu-ray Review
    The fantasy classic Time Bandits arrives on UHD, how does the native 4K image stack up against the previous stunning transfers?  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Cross of Iron 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Cross of Iron 4K Blu-ray Review
    Peckinpah's brutal anti-war epic comes to 4K looking better than you will believe. 4K STEELBOOK COMPETITION ADDED.  
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    Avatar 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Avatar 4K Blu-ray Review
    Hot on the heels of the sequel comes the original Avatar lavishly remastered in native 4K.  
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    18

    The Truman Show 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Truman Show 4K Blu-ray Review
    We watch The Truman Show and marvel at a decent picture from Paramount.  
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    Avatar: The Way of Water 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Avatar: The Way of Water 4K Blu-ray Review
    It only took 14 years, half a billion dollars and 3 hours for James Cameron to bring his first Avatar sequal to the screens, so why does the 4K disc not have Dolby Vision?  
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    65 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    65 4K Blu-ray Review
    Look out, behind you, it's a non-scientifically correct dinosaur! Luckily the humanoid aliens didn't mess up the timeline 65 million years ago, or else where would we be?  
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    Shazam! Fury of the Gods 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Shazam! Fury of the Gods 4K Blu-ray Review
    Shazam! Fury of the Gods reunites all the cast in an attempt to recapture the magic of the original, and misses by quite some margin - the disc is pretty good though.  
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    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania 4K Blu-ray Review
    Is Small Beautiful? Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania might pursuade you. But another Disney disc that has better presentation on its streaming service might not.  
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 4K Blu-ray Review
    We come around from a drug induced stupor to view Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas only to find mesmerising picture and sound, in another delightful package from Arrow.  
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    Knock at the Cabin 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Knock at the Cabin 4K Blu-ray Review
    From director M. Night Shyamalan, Knock at the Cabin has a 4K Blu-ray picture and sound to sacrifice yourself for, but would you do if for this story?  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Superman IV: The Quest for Peace 4K Blu-ray Review
    After flying so high we come crashing down with the forth and last outing of Christopher Reeves in his red pants: Superman IV - is there anything that can save this stinker?  
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    Superman III 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Superman III 4K Blu-ray Review
    Our high flying takes a serious dip as we come to Superman 3; terrific 4K picture and Atmos sound can't make up for the film.  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Superman II 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Superman II 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take to the skies to view Superman II in both its Theatrical and Donner cut on 4K!  
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    Superman 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Superman 4K Blu-ray Review
    Superman flies into 4K with picture and sound to rival the best - or will it split opinion?  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Coraline 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Coraline 4K Blu-ray Review
    Scary, surreal, and poignant, Coraline comes to 4K UHD in the USA, looking and sounding delightful  
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    Naked Lunch 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Naked Lunch 4K Blu-ray Review
    The inscrutable and horrific dystopian bugfest that is Naked Lunch comes to 4K UHD in a typically lavish set from Arrow  
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  • Movies & TV Shows

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    Star Trek: Nemesis 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Trek: Nemesis 4K Blu-ray Review
    Concluding our look through the Star Trek Next Generation 4K Blu-ray Box Set we come, kicking and screaming, to the last and final outing on the big screen, Nemesis  
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    Star Trek: Insurrection 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Trek: Insurrection 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the Star Trek Next Generation 4K Blu-ray Box Set, we come to Insurrection and give it a reappraisal  
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    Star Trek: First Contact 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Trek: First Contact 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the Star Trek Next Generation 4K Blu-ray Box set, we come to what many consider the best of the bunch, First Contact  
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