We Without Wings

We Without Wings (Cert 18) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 304 minutes approx. There have been a few anime titles released recently which have been hard to review for a variety of reasons but We Without Wings almost abuses that privilege, being arguably the most baffling and convoluted show to arrive in a while. … Continue reading We Without Wings

Amphibious

Amphibious Indonesia (2010) Dir. Brian Yuzna Marine biologist Skylar Shane (Janna Fassaert) follows up a lead on some prehistoric samples in the waters of northern Sumatra. With the hired help of boatman Jack Bowman (Michael Paré) they happen upon a floating platform where a group of fish smugglers headed by Boss Harris (Francis Bosco) operate. … Continue reading Amphibious

As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong)

As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong) China/Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Derek Kwok Hong Kong 2012 and three firefighters – Yau Bong-chiu (Shawn Yue), Ho Wing-sam (Nicholas Tse) and Yip Chi-fai (Andy On) – defy procedure to execute a daring rescue mission during a call. During the disciplinary meeting Ho and Yip let … Continue reading As The Light Goes Out (Jiu huo ying xiong)

One Piece Movie – Strong World

One Piece Movie – Strong World (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/BD Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 119 minutes approx It would appear that the adventures of the Straw Hats would become too big to be contained to just manga and TV, expanding inevitably to the big screen. For us Brits this release marks the … Continue reading One Piece Movie – Strong World

Stalag 17

  Stalag 17 (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. In a Luftwaffe prisoner-of-war camp along the Danube River prior to Christmas 1944, a group of US prisoners send two men on an escape bid executing a seemingly infallible plan. However they are shot barely a few feet away from … Continue reading Stalag 17

After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet) Denmark (2006) Dir. Susanne Bier Jacob Petersen (Mads Mikkelsen) runs a small orphanage in India which si facing bankruptcy until a wealthy Swedish businessman living in Denmark, Jørgen Lennart Hansson (Rolf Lassgård), wants to invest. Jacob travels to Denmark to meet Jørgen, where Jørgen invites Jacob to the wedding of … Continue reading After The Wedding (Efter brylluppet)

The Past

The Past (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running time: 130 minutes approx. Four years after deserting his wife Marie (Bérénice Bejo) and her two daughters Lucie (Pauline Burlet) and Léa (Jeanne Jestin) from a previous marriage, Iranian Ahmad (Ali Mosaffa) returns to France to finalise the divorce. Arriving back at their former home, … Continue reading The Past

WWE Batista – The Animal Unleashed

WWE Batista – The Animal Unleashed (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time:  40 minutes approx. (Documentary only) Sometimes you have an idea that in theory should work but in practice ends up failing. In January of this year Batista make his big return to the WWE after a … Continue reading WWE Batista – The Animal Unleashed

2046

2046 Hong Kong (2004) Dir. Wong Kar-Wai While In The Mood For Love was a huge distance from its informal predecessor 1990’s Days Of Being Wild, the third film in this unofficial trilogy, 2046, is more of a direct follow up – but not quite. It’s 1966 and Chow Mo-wan (Tony Leung), back from Singapore, … Continue reading 2046

Gatchaman (Gacchaman)

Gatchaman (Gacchaman) Japan (2013) Dir. Tôya Satô Readers of a certain vintage may remember Battle Of The Planets the animated adventures of G-Force, five spunky young kids – Mark, Jason, Princess, Key-op and Tiny – who would transmute into costumed superheroes to do battle against the evil Zoltan. However I’m sure most of us were unaware … Continue reading Gatchaman (Gacchaman)