Zootropolis

Zootropolis

Zootropolis (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment) Running Time: 109 minutes approx. Release Date – July 25th For many people Disney represents the embodiment of the idyllic fantasy world of princes and princesses, music and magic, and happy ever after. But if we look beyond the twee, sugary aesthetic they do … Continue reading

Spirits’ Homecoming (Gwi-hyang)

Spirits’ Homecoming (Gwi-hyang)

Spirits’ Homecoming (Gwi-hyang) Korea (2016) Dir. Cho Jung-rae The Japanese occupation of China from the 1930’s to the end of the World War II has been the subject of many films from that country, yet the Koreans don’t seem so forthcoming in reflecting on the same treatment they endured on film. Understandably the memories will … Continue reading

All You Need Is Love (Luo pao ba ai qing)

All You Need Is Love (Luo pao ba ai qing)

All You Need Is Love (Luo pao ba ai qing) Taiwan/Hong Kong (2015) Dirs. Richie Jen & Andy Luo Sorry Beatles fans, this has nothing to do with their flower power anthem from 1967. Instead, this is the directorial debut from Taiwanese heartthrob Richie Jen, who also co-wrote the script, provided some of the music … Continue reading

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek Beyond US (2016) Dir. Justin Lin After the disappointing Into Darkness, the second in the rebooted series of films based on Gene Roddenberry’s enduring sci-fi creation, there was a lot of making up to do in restoring the lost faith of the hardcore Trekkies. For this newest outing Justin “Fast & Furious” Lin … Continue reading

Effi Briest

Effi Briest

Effi Briest (Cert U) 1 Disc (Distributor: Arrow Films) Running Time: 141 minutes approx. Release Date – July 18th For Rainer Werner Fassbinder adapting the celebrated 1896 German novel by Theodor Fontane was a labour of love. Originally intended to be Fassbinder’s major directorial debut in 1972 it would take two years to arrive on … Continue reading

Parasyte The Maxim Collection 2

Parasyte The Maxim Collection 2

Parasyte The Maxim Collection 2 (Episodes 13-25) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 274 minutes approx. Release Date: August 1st Part two of this superlative sci-fi/horror series kicks off with central protagonist Shinichi Izumi in the doldrums after witnessing the death of schoolmate Kana Kimishima at the hands of the … Continue reading

Police Story: Lockdown

Police Story: Lockdown

Police Story: Lockdown (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment) Running Time: 110 minutes approx. Release Date – July 25th Jackie Chan is a legend, there is no argument, and after his tireless, physically torturous forty plus year contribution to cinema, he deserves the opportunity to slow down on the action front. Lockdown, the … Continue reading