Dragonball Z Kai Season 1

Dragonball Z Kai Season 1 (Episodes 1-26) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 600 minutes approx. A brand new Dragonball Z series? Not quite. What we have here is a remastered, remixed and slightly revamped retelling of the original series but in HD! Whoo! Flippancy aside, in celebration of the twenty fifth … Continue reading Dragonball Z Kai Season 1

Revanche

Revanche Austria (2008) Dir. Götz Spielmann Often the default scenario for a revenge thriller is a fast-paced action heavy drama, set in a bustling metropolis, with mysterious phone calls, car chases and excessive violence, starring a glamorous cast. Austrian writer-director Götz Spielmann eschews all of this with his gritty, low key and authentically human take … Continue reading Revanche

WWE – Elimination Chamber 2015

WWE – Elimination Chamber 2015 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 174 minutes approx. You lucky people! This very release under review here is a European exclusive of a WWE Network only show! I don’t know why the US and others fans are not getting this DVD but feel free to … Continue reading WWE – Elimination Chamber 2015

The Consequences Of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore)

The Consequences Of Love (Le conseguenze dell'amore) Italy (2004) Dir. Paolo Sorrentino I wish I could put my finger exactly what it is that makes some Italian movies so hit and miss for me. They usually do most things right that either appeals to me or has my appreciation but somehow, something fails to connect … Continue reading The Consequences Of Love (Le conseguenze dell’amore)

Bleach Series 16 Part 1

Bleach Series 16 Part 1 (Episodes 343-354) (Cert 15) 3 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze UK) Running time: 279 minutes approx. This latest release in the long running Bleach saga finds us back in canon for this new adventure for everyone’s favourite orange haired Substitute Soul Reaper - except he isn’t anymore. Set seventeen months after … Continue reading Bleach Series 16 Part 1

The Taste Of Others (Le goût des autres)

The Taste Of Others (Le goût des autres) France (2000) Dir. Agnès Jaoui It could be argued that the French are their own worst enemy when it comes to cinema. They are often lambasted for making films which are all talk but one can’t really complain as a lot of their output is just that. … Continue reading The Taste Of Others (Le goût des autres)

Amnesia Complete Collection

Amnesia Complete Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 290 minutes approx. Memories are a precious thing for us all. The fond and happy ones are to be cherished, the unpleasant ones serve as our battle scars. But what if we were to lose those memories, even of the simplest things that allow … Continue reading Amnesia Complete Collection

Fuku-Chan Of Fukufuku Flats

Fuku-Chan Of Fukufuku Flats (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 106 minutes approx. It is not much of an exaggeration to suggest the Japanese have cornered the market in quirky slice-of-life films (or anime for that matter). It seems almost endemic in their culture that their everyday life is just as … Continue reading Fuku-Chan Of Fukufuku Flats

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan) China (2014) Dir. Tsui Hark As a legend of martial arts and action fantasy films it is rare to see Hong Kong’s Tsui Hark step outside of this comfort zone, at least as a director. So it is with this 3D adaptation of the 1957 novel … Continue reading The Taking Of Tiger Mountain (Zhì qu weihu shan)

Lovers Of The Arctic Circle (Los amantes del Círculo Polar)

Lovers Of The Arctic Circle (Los amantes del Círculo Polar) Spain (1998) Dir. Julio Medem Before enjoying international success with the sizzling Sex And Lucia Spanish arthouse favourite Julio Medem offered us this beguiling elliptical tale of two fated lovers, based loosely on Medem’s own experience of unrequited teenage affections. In truth, love isn’t the … Continue reading Lovers Of The Arctic Circle (Los amantes del Círculo Polar)