K – The Complete Series

K – The Complete Series

K – The Complete Series  (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/BD Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 316 minutes approx. Release Date: May 5th    Shizume City is a technological advantage city which is home to Yashiro Isana, aka Shiro to his friends at Ashinaka High School. A rather carefree young chap, Shiro is prone … Continue reading

Helpless (Hoa-cha)

Helpless (Hoa-cha)

Helpless (Hoa-cha) Korea (2012) Dir. Byun Young-Joo On their way to visit his parents Jang Moon-Ho (Lee Sun-Kyun) leaves his fiancée Kang Sun-Young (Kim Min-Hee) in the car while he gets some supplies. When he gets back Moon-Ho finds that Sun-Young has vanished, the car engine running and her hair clip at the nearby restroom. … Continue reading

The Apartment

The Apartment

The Apartment US (1960) Dir. Billy Wilder Everyone wants to make it up the ranks of their workplace or chosen vocation with many resorting to some interesting, if questionable, methods to achieve this. It is fair to say that the one employed by low ranking account clerk C.C Baxter (Jack Lemmon) fits into that category. … Continue reading

Fairy Tail Part 7

Fairy Tail Part 7

Fairy Tail Part 7 (Episodes 73-84) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 294 minutes approx. Release Date: April 28th Having completed a full story arc in the last volume we are eased into the action of this latest release with some light hearted comedy standalone episodes before getting to the main course … Continue reading

Fate/Zero Part 1

Fate/Zero Part 1

Fate/Zero Part 1 (Episodes 1-13)(Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: April 28th   As is often the case when a franchise gets so far into its lifespan the only way forward is to go back in time and that is the premise for this latest chapter in the … Continue reading

A Call Girl (Slovenka)

A Call Girl (Slovenka)

A Call Girl (Slovenka) Slovenia (2009) Dir. Damjan Kozole 23 year-old Slovakian student Aleksandra (Nina Ivanišin) yearns for a life better than the one she has in her tiny little going nowhere town, so she studies English in the big city of Ljubljana. To fuel these dreams a little further Aleksandra has rented herself a … Continue reading

A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding)

A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding)

A Touch Of Sin (Tian zhu ding) China (2013) Dir. Jia Zhangke  Money. It can’t buy you love but it makes the world go round. Or so they say but celebrated art house director Jia Zhangke suggests in his latest film that it can drive a person to commit acts of extreme bloody violence. This isn’t … Continue reading

Guilty Crown Part 2

Guilty Crown Part 2

Guilty Crown Part 2 (Episodes 12-22) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 252 minutes approx. Release Date: April 28th    It’s been a while (almost six months!) since the first volume of this admittedly derivative but still immensely enjoyable series hit the shelves and it doesn’t do the audience any favours by … Continue reading

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa)

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa)

Floating Weeds (Ukikusa) Japan (1959) Dir. Yasujirô Ozu A small troupe of a travelling kabuki theatre players arrive in a small costal town in Southern Japan, where the troupe leader Komajuro Arashi (Ganjirô Nakamura) pays a visit to his former lover Oyoshi (Haruko Sugimura), with whom he has a son Kiyoshi (Hiroshi Kawaguchi), now a … Continue reading