Rigor Mortis (Geung si)

Rigor Mortis (Geung si) Hong Kong (2013) Dir. Juno Mak Asian cinema has always delivered a unique take on the horror genre which often leaves us Westerners a little befuddled since the philosophical and spiritual tenets behind the stories aren’t familiar to us. Despite this rather major handicap we can still enjoy the films on … Continue reading Rigor Mortis (Geung si)

Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: MVM Entertainment) Running time: 241 minutes approx It’s often been said by single people that the best thing about spending time with other people’s kids is that we can give them back at the end of the day. For Daikichi Kawachi, the adult protagonist of Usagi Drop, … Continue reading Usagi Drop

Higanjima – Escape From Vampire Island

Higanjima - Escape From Vampire Island Japan (2010) Dir. Kim Tae-gyun With the Twilight franchise effectively ruining the vampire genre for many horror fans, turning the blood thirsty undead into teenage dreamboats, it is nice to see that some people have rebelled against this anodyne romantic vision and still want to portray vampires as the … Continue reading Higanjima – Escape From Vampire Island

One Piece Movie Collection 7-9

One Piece Movie Collection 7-9 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Total Running time: 286 minutes approx. Once again we need to thank Manga Entertainment for coming up trumps with given the UK anime community another global exclusive with this latest three disc set of One Piece movies, unavailable in a subtitled form anywhere else in … Continue reading One Piece Movie Collection 7-9

The Second Coming

The Second Coming Hong Kong/Taiwan/Singapore (2014) Dirs. Herman Yau & Ng Tin-chi Revenge may be a dish best served cold but it can also be a bloody and horrific one, as the Chen family are about to find out in noted Hong Kong action/crime thriller director Herman Yau’s latest film, a joint production between Hong … Continue reading The Second Coming

WWE – Slam City

WWE – Slam City (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 49 minutes approx Well this is something different – a stop motion animation show featuring the WWE wrestlers, aimed at kids of course. An original piece of programming for the WWE Network (yet to arrive in the UK) and aired on Nicktoons … Continue reading WWE – Slam City

A Swedish Love Story (En kärlekshistoria)

A Swedish Love Story (En kärlekshistoria) Sweden (1970) Dir. Roy Andersson Ah love. According to the many who have expounded upon its virtues it is a many splendored thing, it is a battlefield, it is all you need, it will save the day, it will find a way, it changes everything, it will set you … Continue reading A Swedish Love Story (En kärlekshistoria)

One Piece Collection 8

One Piece Collection 8 (Episodes 183-205) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 520 minutes approx The first two discs in the latest set of this perpetually running anime are concerned with completing the equally exhausting Skypiea arc which has so far covered about at least six discs. A good memory would probably … Continue reading One Piece Collection 8

WWE – The Attitude Era Vol. 2

  WWE - The Attitude Era Vol. 2 (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray / 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 347 minutes approx. Never one to pass up the opportunity it squeeze more mileage out of a concept the WWE returns to its most successful period for this latest DVD release – the … Continue reading WWE – The Attitude Era Vol. 2

Two Days, One Night

Two Days, One Night (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Artificial Eye) Running Time: 95 min approx When does self-preservation become selfishness? Why should doing something which will benefit you and your loved ones at the expense of someone else’s livelihood be such a moral quandary? When young mother Sandra (Marion Cotillard) is about to return … Continue reading Two Days, One Night