Flick UK (2008) Dir. David Howard “From the Special Effects team that brought you Creep and Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers” is the proud proclamation on the DVD cover of this low budget British horror. While some may be encouraged by this endorsement, the result is that unless the film has the budget … Continue reading Flick


The Tribe (Plemya)

The Tribe (Plemya) Ukraine (2014) Dir. Miroslav Slaboshpitsky A familiar story can be told in many ways but sometimes it can take just that one particular little twist to make the experience feel unique and completely original. This is the case with Miroslav Slaboshpitsky’s feature length debut, a brave film that barely accommodates the audience … Continue reading The Tribe (Plemya)

Dragonball Z Kai Season 3

Dragonball Z Kai Season 3 (Episodes 53-77) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 577 minutes approx. While for many of you this release simply furthers the retelling of the epic Dragonball Z saga, for yours truly, this marks first time entry into unchartered territory as I missed out on the corresponding volume … Continue reading Dragonball Z Kai Season 3

Monster Hunt (Zhuo yao ji)

Monster Hunt (Zhuo yao ji) China/Hong Kong (2015) Dir. Raman Hui In what must be a conclusive sign that China’s desire to rival Hollywood on the international film front is practically complete, this family friendly, CGI fantasy is the highest grossing film in Chinese history. Despite setbacks, including reshoots following the firing of the original … Continue reading Monster Hunt (Zhuo yao ji)

Flowers Of Evil

Flowers Of Evil (Cert 12) 3 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 340 minutes approx. Bookworm Takao Kasuga inadvertently leaves his favourite tome, Les Fleurs du mal (The Flowers Of Evil) by Charles Baudelaire, at school one day. Upon returning to retrieve it, he accidentally discovers the gym bag of fellow classmate Nanako Saeki, the girl … Continue reading Flowers Of Evil

Funny Games

Funny Games Austria (1997) Dir. Michael Haneke Before he became an Oscar nominated darling of the arthouse film fan with such sublime works as Hidden, The White Ribbon and Amour, Michael Haneke was something of an enfant terrible of European cinema with low budget affairs like this psychological shocker, which he later remade for Hollywood … Continue reading Funny Games