Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān)

Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān)

Out Of Inferno (Táo Chūshēng Tiān) China/Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Oxide & Danny Pang You wait for a 3D disaster movie featuring Hong Kong firefighters to arrive then two show up at once. Just a few months has after the release of this film from the renowned Pang Brothers came Derek Kwok’s As The Light … Continue reading

R100

R100

R100 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Yume Pictures) Running time: 100 minutes Release Date: September 15th Fans and connoisseurs of Japanese cinema will know that devious and obtusely experimental minds lie behind the polite and courteous manner our Asian friends display in public. Being so outwardly restrained they rely on their arts to express … Continue reading

Karneval Complete Series Collection

Karneval Complete Series Collection

Karneval Complete Series Collection 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: September 8th   If you should never judge a book by its cover then this age old maxim should also apply to anime DVDs too. In fact it can be extended to include the first episode of this series since … Continue reading

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

Frankenstein US (1931) Dir. James Whale This review is actually quite a daunting one to write since the subject is one of the most iconic horror films ever made about which millions, billions and possibly frillions of words have already been written. What could I possibly add to what has been said about this vastly … Continue reading

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 583 minutes approx. Release Date: September 1st  Sci-fi is fast becoming a difficult genre in which to be distinctly original despite the vast amount of possibilities to be explored. It seems for the moment, with technology catching up with the ideas … Continue reading

Heli

Heli

Heli (Cert 18) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Network Releasing) Running time: 100 minutes Release Date: August 25th The trouble with brutal honesty is that some people would prefer the lie instead, while those on the outside with no point of reference or access to the facts can only assume that what we are being told … Continue reading

Hot Young Bloods (Pikkeulneun Chungchoon)

Hot Young Bloods (Pikkeulneun Chungchoon)

Hot Young Bloods (Pikkeulneun Chungchoon) Korea (2014) Dir. Lee Yeon-Woo Korean comedies are often hard to appreciate since they largely follow the same blueprint of gag heavy opening followed by the semi-serious crisis set up and concluding with a dramatic final act. Sometimes they get the balance just right and one is left sufficiently entertained. … Continue reading

Dragonball Season 3

Dragonball Season 3

Dragonball Season 3 (Episodes 58-83) (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 633 minutes approx. Release Date: August 25th    You have to hand it to Akira Toriyama – he’s managed to make a successful and long running franchise based on a single note concept and no matter many times he repeats the … Continue reading

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes

Escape From The Planet Of The Apes US (1971) Dir. Don Taylor So having ended your last film on a pretty conclusive note by blowing up the entire planet and killed off all the characters, the last thing you would expect is to be told a sequel has been commissioned! For producer Arthur P. Jacobs … Continue reading