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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    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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    Parasite 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Parasite 4K Blu-ray Review
    It may not be Bong Joon Ho’s best film, but Parasite will be his most well known thanks to its Best Picture Oscar award; and it doesn't disappoint in 4K.  
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    The Evil Dead 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Evil Dead 4K Blu-ray Review
    The Evil Dead, on 4K, who would have thought the king of the 'video nasties' would be elevated to such heights?  
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    The Ladykillers 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Ladykillers 4K Blu-ray Review
    Newly scanned and restored, Ealing comedy great The Ladykillers makes its debut on 4K Blu-ray.  
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    District 9 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    District 9 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at District 9 newly released in 4K, even for an up-scale it looks stunning.  
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    Top 10 Halloween Movies on Amazon, Netflix and 4K Blu-ray

    by Simon Crust
    Top 10 Halloween Movies on Amazon, Netflix and 4K Blu-ray
    Halloween is the perfect opportunity to dust off those horror movies and give yourself a good scare! Check out our 10 Halloween Horror films guaranteed to have you screaming!  
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    Vertigo 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Vertigo 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the stunning Hitchcock Classics Box Set we fall over ourselves for Vertigo.  
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    Psycho 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Psycho 4K Blu-ray Review
    Concluding our look at the stunning Hitchcock Classics Collection Box Set we come to Psycho in an all new version which is even more shocking!  
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    Rear Window 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Rear Window 4K Blu-ray Review
    Four classic Hitchcock thrillers come to UHD with all new native 4K images; we're taking a look at them all starting with Rear Window.  
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    The Birds 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Birds 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at the Hitchcock Classics Collection set, we turn our attention to The Birds.  
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    The Goonies 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Goonies 4K Blu-ray Review
    Fan favourite The Goonies gets a winning 4K makeover.  
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    Beetlejuice 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Beetlejuice 4K Blu-ray Review
    Tim Burton's madcap ghost story Beetlejuice arrives on 4K Blu-ray with a supernaturally good picture.  
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    Hereditary 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Hereditary 4K Blu-ray Review
    Dark, doom-laden and depressing, but that's enough about lockdown, let's look at Hereditary in 4K, only available in the US.  
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    Spartacus 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Spartacus 4K Blu-ray Review
    Kirk Douglas heads up an all star cast in Spartacus, whose native 4K picture in this new release rivals the very best there is.  
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    Lawrence of Arabia 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Lawrence of Arabia 4K Blu-ray Review
    The final disc in the stunning Columbia Box Set, Lawrence of Arabia, does not disappoint, in fact it might be the best disc ever released.  
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    A League of their Own 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    A League of their Own 4K Blu-ray Review
    We turn our attention to the penultimate disc in the amazing Columbia Classic Box Set, A League of their Own, whose 4K makeover knocks the ball out of the park!  
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    Gandhi 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Gandhi 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look through the Columbia Classics Box Set we come to Richard Attenborough's epic Gandhi, whose lavish photography in native 4K and Dolby Atmos makeover, leave you breathless.  
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    Dr Strangelove 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Dr Strangelove 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at the Columbia Classics set, we turn our attention to Dr Strangelove, in all its absurdity, which is stunning in 4K.  
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    Mr Smith Goes to Washington 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Mr Smith Goes to Washington 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at the Columbia Classics Box Set, we enjoy Mr Smith Goes to Washington; full of charm and belying its age with a stunning native 4K image.  
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    Jerry Maguire 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Jerry Maguire 4K Blu-ray Review
    We are taking a look through the whole of the Columbia Classics box set in all its glory; first up Jerry Maguire, which looks and sounds terrific in native 4K.  
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    Pan's Labyrinth 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Pan's Labyrinth 4K Blu-ray Review
    Writer/director Guillermo del Toro ethereal masterpiece has lost none of its verve, looking and sounding fine in 4K.  
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    The Invisible Man 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Invisible Man 4K Blu-ray Review
    The picture and sound are stunning in this re-visioning of the classic monster The Invisible Man, not bad considering you can't see him!  
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    Birds of Prey 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Birds of Prey 4K Blu-ray Review
    Harley Quinn goes it alone in Birds of Prey, which looks stunning and sounds awesome, but might be tough to get through.  
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    War of the Worlds 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    War of the Worlds 4K Blu-ray Review
    War of the Worlds comes to 4K in what is a stunning, demo worthy disc.  
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    Jaws 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Jaws 4K Blu-ray Review
    Spearheading the Summer Blockbuster, Jaws, has lost none of its bite, looking and sounding stunning in native 4K.  
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    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens 4K Blu-ray Review
    Breathing life back into the Star Wars Universe, Episode VII had a lot riding on its shoulders, thankfully it delivers, and so too does this 4K release.  
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    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 4K Blu-ray Review
    Concluding our look at the Original Trilogy on 4K we come to the slippery slope that is Return of the Jedi, whose image has been thwarted by the Empire.  
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    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 4K Blu-ray Review
    Continuing our look at Star Wars on 4K UHD, we come to the pick of the bunch; can the film overcome the shortcomings of the picture?  
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    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 4K Blu-ray Review
    Star Wars comes to 4K. Can this new scan banish the Blu-ray from our collections? You bet!  
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    The Elephant Man 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Elephant Man 4K Blu-ray Review
    David Lynch's The Elephant Man is given a tremendous 4K release package on its 40th year Anniversary.  
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    Ant-Man 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Ant-Man 4K Blu-ray Review
    The MCU's tiniest hero arrives in 4K, we take a look at the small film that is large in charm.  
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    Knives Out 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Knives Out 4K Blu-ray Review
    Knives Out is a film out of time but the 4K UHD is right up to date.  
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    Midway 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Midway 4K Blu-ray Review
    Roland Emmerich's passionate retelling of the Battle of Midway comes to 4K UHD with a Dolby Atmos track that will have you diving for cover.  
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    Netflix's I Am Not Ok with This Season 1 TV Show Review

    by Simon Crust
    Netflix's I Am Not Ok with This Season 1 TV Show Review
    Netflix delivers another solid comic book adaptation in this lead vehicle for It's breakout star Sophia Lillis, revelling in adolescent angst wrapped up with burgeoning super-powers.  
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    Zombieland: Double Tap 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Zombieland: Double Tap 4K Blu-ray Review
    Cast and crew return 10 years later to Zombieland, newly released on 4K UHD with superb picture and sound.  
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