R100

R100 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Yume Pictures) Running time: 100 minutes 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 themselves or in the … Continue reading R100

Karneval Complete Series Collection

Karneval Complete Series Collection 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 308 minutes approx. 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 the disparity between what … Continue reading Karneval Complete Series Collection

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 Frankenstein

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 583 minutes approx. 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 of the past, newer … Continue reading Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Heli

Heli (Cert 18) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Network Releasing) Running time: 100 minutes 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 is the truth. This … Continue reading Heli

Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun)

Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun) Hong Kong (2014) Dir. Wing-cheong Law It may have only occurred in the last decade but Donnie Yen finally broke out of the supporting role rut he was stuck in to become a star in his own right, reaching the pinnacle with the two Ip Man films. Yen … Continue reading Iceman (Bing Fung: Chung Sang Chi Mun)

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 Hot Young Bloods (Pikkeulneun Chungchoon)