The Lady Assassin (My Nhan Ke)

The Lady Assassin (My Nhan Ke) Vietnam (2013) Dir. Quang Dung Nguyen The ocean side Duong Son Tavern run by the bewitching Kieu Thi (Thanh Hang) offers drinks, food and intimate delights to travellers, bandits and officials, except the poor punters are usually killed before they make it past the starters on the menu. Along … Continue reading The Lady Assassin (My Nhan Ke)

Spellbound

Spellbound US (1945) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock The director of the exclusive Green Manors mental asylum Dr. Murchison (Leo G. Carroll) is about to take retirement, waiting to hand over the reins to his successor Dr. Anthony Edwardes (Gregory Peck). While Edwardes surprises many of the staff by his comparative youth he does catch the eye … Continue reading Spellbound

Sword Art Online Part 4

Sword Art Online Part 4 (Episodes 20-25) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/BD Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 144 minutes approx. Heading into this concluding volume of this game based fantasy series, lead protagonist Kazuto Kirigaya is forced to return to the virtual reality world to rescue his virtual reality wife Asuna Yuuki, who remains … Continue reading Sword Art Online Part 4

Frozen Silence (Silencio en la nieve)

Frozen Silence (Silencio en la nieve) Spain (2011) Dir. Gerardo Herrero In 1943 General Franco sent a platoon of volunteer soldiers and veterans of the Spanish Civil War known as Blue Division to Russia to aid Hitler in the war against communism. One morning former police inspector Arturo Andrade (Juan Diego Botto) discovers the dead … Continue reading Frozen Silence (Silencio en la nieve)

Augustine

Augustine France (2012) Dir. Alice Winocour Paris, 1890 and while serving dinner at a party full of guests 19 year-old kitchen maid Augustine (Soko) is suddenly hit by a seizure which paralyses the right side of the face, sealing her eye shut. Augustine is admitted to the Salpêtrière Hospital, an establishment exclusively for women with … Continue reading Augustine

Rear Window

Rear Window US (1954) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock I’m sure the plot for this film is well known to most of you already but personal protocol demands so… In the midst of a heat wave photographer L.B. Jefferies (James Stewart) is confined to a wheelchair after breaking his leg, fated to spend the summer watching his … Continue reading Rear Window

WWE – TLC Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2013

WWE – TLC - Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2013 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 167 minutes approx The annual WWE PPV calendar comes to a close as ever with the show dedicated to the ultimate stunt fest match known as TLC – Tables, Ladders and Chairs! This year … Continue reading WWE – TLC Tables, Ladders & Chairs 2013

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui) Japan (2013) Dir. Sion Sono You’re going to have to bear with me on this one because the plot to Sion Sono’s latest cinematic subversion is not that easy to simplify, at least not without giving away too much - or too little… A group … Continue reading Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)

Rope

Rope US (1948) Dir. Alfred Hitchcock In an act of intellectual arrogance two smart ex-graduates, Brandon Shaw (John Dall) and Phillip Morgan (Farley Granger), strangle former classmate, David Kentley (Dick Hogan) to death in order to prove it is possible to commit the perfect murder. To complete the exercise they throw a party in the … Continue reading Rope

Blood C – The Last Dark

Blood C – The Last Dark (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/BD Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 106 minutes approx. Tokyo is currently under the strict rule of a shady organisation known only as Tower, run by the seemingly untouchable puissant magnate Fumito Nanahara, who has imposed strict limitations on the internet and a curfew … Continue reading Blood C – The Last Dark