La belle et la bête (Beauty & The Beast)

  La belle et la bête (Beauty & The Beast) France (1946) Dir. Jean Cocteau When the fortunes of a family in medieval France take a turn for the worse the youngest of three daughters Belle (Josette Day) rejects a marriage proposal to stay with her father (Marcel André) who eventually comes into some money. … Continue reading La belle et la bête (Beauty & The Beast)

Ga-rei: Zero Collection

Ga-rei: Zero Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs (Distributor: MVM Entertainment) Running time: 273 minutes approx.  With the country under attack from malevolent spirits the Japanese Ministry of Defence has sanctioned the creation of a special division, the Supernatural Disaster Countermeasures Division (SDCD), to ward off these supernatural interlopers. On one particular mission the progress of … Continue reading Ga-rei: Zero Collection

Best Of WCW Monday Nitro Vol 2

Best Of WCW Monday Nitro Vol 2 (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 406 minutes approx. Seeing as there is first “Best of” release, does that make this one “second best”? Anyway, our eminent host Diamond Dallas Page (to be known henceforth as DDP) is keen to point … Continue reading Best Of WCW Monday Nitro Vol 2

Tiger & Bunny Part 2

Tiger & Bunny Part 2 (Episodes 8-13) (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/Bluray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 145 minutes approx.  At the end of the previous volume we were introduced to a NEXT who was not on the same side as our super-powered Heroes, instead he is intent on executing his own idea … Continue reading Tiger & Bunny Part 2

Krabat And The Legend Of The Satanic Mill

  Krabat And The Legend Of The Satanic Mill Germany (2008) Dir. Marco Kreuzpaintner 1648 and Germany is still a devastated and wretched country following the Thirty years War, firmly in the grip of the Black Death. A young beggar named Krabat (David Kross) gets separated from his friends and seeks sanctuary in an old … Continue reading Krabat And The Legend Of The Satanic Mill

Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)

  Silent Souls (Ovsyanki) Russia (2010) Dir. Aleksey Fedorchenko Factory boss Miron (Yuri Tsurilo) asks his colleague and best friend Aist (Igor Sergeyev) to help with the traditional observances and rituals of the Meryan community in the wake of his wife Tanya’s (Yuliya Aug) death. A simple plot for what is actually not quite a … Continue reading Silent Souls (Ovsyanki)

King Of Thorn

King Of Thorn (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 110 minutes approx.  In 2015 the world is in the grip of a fatal pandemic called Medusa Virus, which petrifies its victim before crumbling to dust. With no cure in sight, a multi-billion dollar biotech company called Venus Gate steps forward with the … Continue reading King Of Thorn

Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig)

  Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig) (2010) Dir. Anne Sewitsky Kaja (Agnes Kittelsen) is married to Eirik (Joachim Rafaelsen) and together they have a young son, Theodor (Oskar Hernæs Brandsø), but the marriage is simply coasting with Eirik always out hunting with the lads and refusing to sleep with his “ugly wife”. When a holidaying family … Continue reading Happy, Happy (Sykt lykkelig)

A Monster in Paris (Un monstre à Paris)

A Monster in Paris (Un monstre à Paris) France (2011) Dir. Bibo Bergeron In early 20th century Paris meek film projectionist Emile accompanies his friend, inventor and courier Raoul to make a delivery to a botanical garden. Raoul can’t resist having a fiddle with the professor’s materials despite the efforts of intelligent monkey Charles trying … Continue reading A Monster in Paris (Un monstre à Paris)

Fractale Complete Series

Fractale Complete Series (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 252 minutes approx. In the future humans live under the Fractale System, a computerised network developed in the 22nd century that ensures stability and comfort for their lives. Through visors and various connectable devices people can create their own utopia and populate it … Continue reading Fractale Complete Series