Simon Crust

Simon is a movie reviewer and has been writing for the site since 2005.

He also assists in the smooth running of the movies team on AVForums.

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    Anna 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Luc Besson's latest action thriller, and wish we hadn't; at least it looks and sounds good.  
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    Yesterday 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Danny Boyle's sci-fi rom-com, Yesterday, rocks on to UHD with a stunning native 4K image and Dolby Atmos.  
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    Apollo 11 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The first manned mission to the Moon as told by NASA themselves, comes to 4K, but what has happened to the picture?  
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    The Wizard of Oz 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    On its 80th anniversary, The Wizard of Oz gets a stunning 4K release, putting all other releases in the shade.  
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    Toy Story 4 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the final Toy Story whose emotional gravitas is matched by a stunning picture and sound.  
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    Hellboy 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the original Hellboy, looking and sounding stunning in native 4K.  
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    The Secret Life of Pets 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Continuing on with their secret lives, this somewhat uninspired sequel manages to smash it in 4K.  
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    The Shining 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Kubrick's horror masterpiece comes to 4K, looking better than ever.  
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    Gremlins 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We look at a horror/comedy family Christmas film that everyone can enjoy in native 4K.  
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    Pokémon: Detective Pikachu 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Pokémon franchise makes a big splash in its first live action film, looking and sounding great on 4K UHD.  
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    Rocketman 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a flamboyant look at the life of Elton John in a 4K disc that might have one of the best sounding Dolby Atmos tracks there is.  
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    The World's End 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The final Cornetto has a distinctive flavour that takes some getting used to, but at least it looks and sounds fine in 4K with DTS: X.  
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    Shaun of the Dead 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Showing the world how to combine horror and comedy, Shaun of the Dead, remains a classic, looking and sounding great in 4K.  
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    Hot Fuzz 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The second of the 'Cornetto Trilogy' comes storming onto 4K UHD all guns blazing, but what happened to the picture?  
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    Apocalypse Now Final Cut 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the Final Cut of Apocalypse Now, newly scanned in native 4K in a package that is sure to delight.  
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    Stand by Me 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at one of the best Stephen King adaptations, Stand by Me, newly released in native 4K.  
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    Pet Sematary 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the 4K release of this year's Pet Sematary, whilst the validity of the piece might be in question, it manages to look and sound tremendous.  
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    Don't Look Now 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Nic Roeg's dark horror, Don't Look Now, comes to 4K Blu-ray in a lavish new set that one simply must own.  
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    Waterworld 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Waterworld in native 4K and DTS: X but in a package that is sure to disappoint.  
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    Us 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Jordan Peele's 2nd horror film in 4K; it's even better in the home environment!  
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    The Doors 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Oliver Stone’s visually opulent but narratively flawed biopic The Doors comes to 4K looking and sounding amazing.  
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    Captain Marvel 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Captain Marvel in 4K, the MCU's first female lead film that might not be all that original, but looks and sounds fine.  
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    Doctor Who The Collection Season 10 Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Season 10 of Jon Pertwee's classic era Doctor Who is given the Blu-ray treatment, with improved picture, sound and a new host of extras, is this the set to own?  
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    Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the gore-fest that is latest Puppet Master film, a reboot and throwback that gets its kicks from gross out scenes.  
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    Cold Pursuit 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Liam Neeson's last action film is light on action and lacking any sort of substance, but at least it looks good.  
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    Batman & Robin 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We reach the bottom of the barrel in our look at the early Batman franchise ... at least it looks and sounds amazing.  
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    Batman Forever 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We start the downward spiral as Joel Schumacher takes the reins on the Batman franchise.  
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    Batman Returns 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Continuing our look at the early Batman films, we come to the pick of the bunch, a superior sequel that looks and sounds just as gorgeous.  
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    Batman 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look through the early Batman releases new to 4K, starting with the one that had the most to prove.  
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    Hellboy II: The Golden Army 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The hugely successful Hellboy II comes to 4K UHD sounding fantastic but with a picture that will split opinion.  
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    Mortal Engines 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at Mortal Engines in 4K: can the incredible picture and sound make up for an apathetic film?  
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    Alien 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The best sci-fi horror film, and indeed, one of the best films ever, comes to 4K, looking and sounding a treat.  
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    Captain America: Civil War 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Concluding our look at the Captain America trilogy in 4K we go all out in Civil War with a fitting and epic conclusion.  
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    Captain America: The First Avenger 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Continuing our look at the Captain America Trilogy on 4K we turn our attention to the First Avenger, a weaker entry but you have to start somewhere.  
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    The Rage: Carrie 2 Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    We take a look at the Carrie sequel that was made 23 years after the original, and is itself, now, 20 years old.  
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    Annihilation 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Alex Garland's Netflix produced Annihilation comes to 4K physical media, does it do enough to warrant a purchase?  
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    Pet Sematary 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    In preparation for the 2019 remake, the original 1989 Pet Sematary makes it to 4K, so how does it stand up?  
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    Robin Hood 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    It's Robin Hood, but not as you know it - can spectacular picture and sound make up for a clunker?  
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    Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Candyman sequel gets a new Limited Edition Blu-ray release from 88 Films, but is it worth the double dip?  
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    Swamp Thing Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Wes Craven's comic book foray, Swamp Thing, comes to Blu-ray, so how does this Limited Edition measure up?  
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