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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    Mulholland Drive 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Mulholland Drive 4K Blu-ray Review
    The inscrutable and enigmatic, yet strangely accessible Mulholland Drive from David Lynch gets a spectacular 4K upgrade in typically lavish style from Studiocanal, just in time for the film's 20th anniversary  
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    Snake Eyes 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Snake Eyes 4K Blu-ray Review
    Toys come to life in this G. I. Joe spin off that has top tier AV on a pants film  
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    The Outsiders 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Outsiders 4K Blu-ray Review
    Coppola's look at rival gangs in small-town America is given a magnificent makeover in a lavish native 4K Edition from Studiocanal.  
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    The Seventh Seal 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Seventh Seal 4K Blu-ray Review
    Bergman's hugely influential and classically inscrutable, The Seventh Seal, comes to 4K Blu-ray in a stunning transfer - Death has never looked so good.  
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    The Guns of Navarone 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Guns of Navarone 4K Blu-ray Review
    Do action films get any bigger? Not according to the trailer. The Guns of Navarone comes to UHD with a native 4K image and Dolby Atmos - did the biggest just get even bigger?  
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    The Howling 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Howling 4K Blu-ray Review
    Classic werewolves come to 4K in Joe Dante's The Howling, with an all new restoration and a lavish set that has us clawing to see inside.  
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    Don't Breathe 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Don't Breathe 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Who would have thought Don't Breathe needed a sequel? Well apparently it did so the poor blind Navy veteran is once again put through the ringer, with a Dolby Atmos track to die for.  
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    A Clockwork Orange 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    A Clockwork Orange 4K Blu-ray Review
    Kubrick's dystopian nightmare comes to 4K Blu-ray looking great but sounding odd.  
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    Sense and Sensibility 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Sense and Sensibility 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the amazing Columbia Classics Collection Volume 2. This time with some Jane Austen passion in Sense and Sensibility.  
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    Oliver! 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Oliver! 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the awesome Columbia Classics Collection Volume 2. This time, the all time classic musical Oliver!  
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    Stripes 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Stripes 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the magnificent Columbia Collection Volume 2. This time comedy classic Stripes  
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    The Social Network 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Social Network 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the awesome Columbia Classics Collection Volume 2. This time the destruction of society in The Social Network.  
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    Taxi Driver 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Taxi Driver 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at the awesome Columbia Classics Collection Volume 2. This time the film that might just be worth getting the whole set for: Taxi Driver.  
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    Dune (1984) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Dune (1984) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The spectacle of Dune comes to 4K UHD in a lavish set with a native 4K picture, courtesy of Arrow.  
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    A Quiet Place Part II 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    A Quiet Place Part II 4K Blu-ray Review
    The aliens are back hunting anything that makes a noise in A Quiet Place Part II, a direct sequel that captures much of the magic of the original and given a stunning 4K release.  
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    Almost Famous 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Almost Famous 4K Blu-ray Review
    The effortlessly cool, Almost Famous, comes to 4K Blu-ray with a native 4K image to make you drool.  
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    Howard the Duck 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Howard the Duck 4K Blu-ray Review
    We look at the cinematic dud that was Howard the Duck, can a native 4K image and DTS:X sound make it worth spinning?  
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    Snatch 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Snatch 4K Blu-ray Review
    Guy Richie's Snatch comes to 4K Blu-ray looking and sounding smashing.  
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    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 4K Blu-ray Review
    Edgar Wright's mad-cap comic-book adaptation is wild in every sense, and is given an amazing Dolby Atmos track that will rock your system.  
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    Godzilla vs. Kong 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Godzilla vs. Kong 4K Blu-ray Review
    Godzilla vs. Kong, the biggest mash-up since the potato ricer, comes to 4K UHD in a stunning presentation.  
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    Smokey and the Bandit 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Smokey and the Bandit 4K Blu-ray Review
    Breaker Breaker, Smokey and the Bandit coming at you on 4K Blu-ray, come back, good buddy.  
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    National Lampoon's Animal House 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    National Lampoon's Animal House 4K Blu-ray Review
    The hilarious Animal House comes to 4K Blu-ray sporting an all new picture and all new sound.  
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    The Sting 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Sting 4K Blu-ray Review
    The bona fide classic that is The Sting, comes to 4K Blu-ray, and it might take some getting used to...  
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    Super 8 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Super 8 4K Blu-ray Review
    The pairing of Spielberg and Abrams produced a special something, can the 4K release live up to it?  
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    Raya and the Last Dragon 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Raya and the Last Dragon 4K Blu-ray Review
    Two months after its Disney+ premier, Raya and the Last Dragon comes to 4K Physical Media, we take a look.  
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    Godzilla (2014) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Godzilla (2014) 4K Blu-ray Review
    After the insanity of GvK, we go back to the one that started it all, Gareth Edward's 2014 version of Godzilla, and find a new appreciation.  
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    The Ten Commandments 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Ten Commandments 4K Blu-ray Review
    As epics go they don't get any grander than The Ten Commandments, and it has been given some epic treatment on 4K Blu-ray.  
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    Soul 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Soul 4K Blu-ray Review
    The latest release from Pixar is another winner combining theology and entertainment in a stunning 4K set.  
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    Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Dawn of the Dead (1978) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The ultimate zombie film gets a 4K make-over that will have you salivating  
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    Wonder Woman 1984 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Wonder Woman 1984 4K Blu-ray Review
    WW84 might not be a great film, but the 4K UHD release is smashing.  
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    Demons 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Demons 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at the Demons 4K Box-set, things get even more 80s but the lavish Box-set from Arrow makes up for it.  
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    Demons 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Demons 4K Blu-ray Review
    Italian shock horror has never been so cheesy, we take a look at Lamberto Bava's Demons films, newly released as a 4K Box-set by Arrow.  
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    Ender's Game 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Ender's Game 4K Blu-ray Review
    We check out the UK release of Ender's Game - is it all new or just a US port?  
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    A Perfect Planet 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    A Perfect Planet 4K Blu-ray Review
    The latest wildlife documentary from the BBC is a contender for the best picture ever.  
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    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Box Sets of 2020

    by Simon Crust
    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Box Sets of 2020
    Having looked at single 4K disc releases, it seems only fair we take a look at the biggest and best Box Sets of the year.  
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    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Discs of 2020

    by Simon Crust
    Top Ten 4K Blu-ray Discs of 2020
    With a raft of 4K discs hitting the shelves in 2020, we pick the best single disc releases of the year.  
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    Tremors 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Tremors 4K Blu-ray Review
    The simply wonderful, Tremors, comes to 4K Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow Films, with a limited edition set to rule them all.  
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at the Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4K, we come to the conclusion, The Return of the King.  
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the Lord of the Rings trilogy on 4K, we turn our attention to The Two Towers.  
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 4K Blu-ray Review
    The epic Lord of the Rings comes to 4K Blu-ray, we look at them in all their splendour, starting with Fellowship...  
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