WWE – Royal Rumble 2015

WWE – Royal Rumble 2015 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 158 minutes approx. They say those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. It’s a shame nobody thought to make this aware to Vince McMahon after the embarrassing debacle that was the 2014 Royal Rumble. If you … Continue reading WWE – Royal Rumble 2015

The Imitation Game

The Imitation Game UK (2014) Dir. Morten Tyldum One of the top contenders at this year’s Oscars, The Imitation Game takes us back to World War II in order to tell the tale of Alan Turing, the man who built the machine which cracked the German’s “Enigma” code. While the source material is said to … Continue reading The Imitation Game

Hobson’s Choice

Hobson's Choice UK (1954) Dir. David Lean Sir David Lean is widely regarded as one of Britain’s greatest film directors, known internationally for his historical epics such a Lawrence Of Arabia, The Bridge On The River Kwai and Doctor Zhivago. yet for us Brits there will always be a sentimental spot for his homegrown films, … Continue reading Hobson’s Choice

Rock’n’Roll Housewives (Utahime)

Rock'n'Roll Housewives (Utahime) Japan (2012) Dir. Yoshiko Hoshida It’s a funky title but this light comedy drama isn’t quite as electrifying as it sounds but thankfully it’s not as corny either. Then again with the director noted mostly for TV dramas making his big screen debut it is of little surprise that certain “safe” habits … Continue reading Rock’n’Roll Housewives (Utahime)

Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 1

Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 1 US (1917-1918) Dir. Roscoe Arbuckle This is a slightly different review in that it is based on just one disc from a four disc set compiling the short films of the legendary Buster Keaton. This disc takes us right back to the very beginning with his on-screen debut … Continue reading Buster Keaton Short Films Collection Volume 1

The Avenging Fist (Kuen sun)

The Avenging Fist (Kuen sun) Hong Kong (2001) Dirs. Andrew Lau & Corey Yuen Hong King was always the King of Martial Arts cinema but by the 1980’s the genre was slowing down with Jackie Chan and later Jet Li pretty much keeping it alive. There was something of a resurgence in the early 1990’s … Continue reading The Avenging Fist (Kuen sun)

WWE – TLC 2014

WWE – TLC 2014 (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray / DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 167 minutes approx. The 2014 instalment of this annual stunt fest comes with an addendum to its name as it was promoted as Tables, Ladders, Chairs and Stairs. Stairs you ask? Yup, but not the same as ladders where … Continue reading WWE – TLC 2014

The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen)

The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen) Korea (2014) Dir. Seong Si-Heup Korean comedy, as we have discussed quite often on this site, is a funny old thing - excuse the pun - in that it often has such great ideas then sprays them up the wall by succumbing to lazy conventions and descending into mawkish melodrama which … Continue reading The Plan Man (Peulraenmaen)

Sabrina

Sabrina US (1954) Dir. Billy Wilder Billy Wilder was a master of all genres of film - from comedy to drama to film noir to satire, Wilder has made at least one classic in each of these areas, often setting the standard for others to follow. In the process Wilder has directed some of the … Continue reading Sabrina

Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara)

Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara) Japan (2008) Dir. Akira Hirose Before we get to the review itself, it needs pointing out that despite sharing the word “Chanbara” in its title, this film has nothing to do with the 2008 cult low budget zombie slasher Chanbara Beauty (aka Oneechanbara) or its 2009 sequel Vortex. Those of you … Continue reading Chanbara Striptease (Oppai Chanbara)