FRACTURED EYE is new large-format annual film journal, edited by well-known authors Stephen Barber and Jack Hunter, who between them have produced around 50 books on global cinema and cultural history. FRACTURED EYE does not concern itself with either "mainstream” or "cult” cinema, but rather takes its cue from Amos Vogel's seminal 1974 study Film As A Subversive Art.
The meteoric rise of Hammer Films as a force in world horror cinema resulted from the release of two seminal movies: The Curse Of Frankenstein in 1957 and, especially, 1958's Dracula starring Christopher Lee. Learn More
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) is regarded as one of the true masters of ukiyo-e, the art of Edo-period Japan. Kuniyoshi produced thousands of prints and designs during his lifetime, but is perhaps best-known for his musha-e ("warrior prints”), with which he came to prominence in 1830. Learn More
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, apprenticed to ukiyo-e master Kuniyoshi since his adolescence, was twenty years old when he first began to make sketches of severed heads and dismembered corpses. Soon he would start to incorporate this imagery into his work, and his vivid and bloody battle scenes quickly caught the public eye. Learn More
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, a student of ukiyo-e master Utagawa Kuniyoshi, showed a predilection towards two types of subject in his early work: exceptionally bloody musha-e ("warror prints”), and supernatural images of demons and ghosts. Learn More
The Jivaro Indians of the Peru-Ecuador interior have long been renowned for their ferocity and cruelty in warfare; they are also shamanistic, communing with ancient spectres through the ingestion of poisonous hallucinogens. But above all, the Jivaro are known for their unique and macabre brand of death magic - the severing and shrinking of human heads. Learn More
ADULT MOVIE SUPERSTARS looks back at the so-called "Golden Age” of European sex movies - roughly from 1972 until 1980 and the advent of video technology - and focuses on 4 legendary actresses/models from that era, presenting photographic profiles of each of them, with over 130 rarely-seen images. Learn More
Between 1970 and 1974, numerous Japanese film companies - in particular Nikkatsu and Toei - produced dozens of films in a new sub-genre which combined action, sex, violence and crime, and was dominated by ruthless and deadly delinquent females. Learn More