Flu (Gamgi)

Flu (Gamgi) Korea (2013) Dir. Kim Sung-su Sometimes the title just says it all. Even the genre in which the film appears can tell you everything without having to watch it. The skill of the filmmaker therefore is to ensure that the story told is enticing enough for the viewer even if they can surmise … Continue reading Flu (Gamgi)

The Death Of The Incredible Hulk

The Death Of The Incredible Hulk US (1990) Dir. Bill Bixby The final film in the TV movie trilogy featuring the resurrected angry green giant - following The Incredible Hulk Returns and The Trial Of The Incredible Hulk - achieves that rare feat of actually delivering exactly what it says in the title. Of course this … Continue reading The Death Of The Incredible Hulk

A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar)

A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar) Chile (2012) Dir. Fernández Constanza Parental approval - we all want it but some of us don’t get it because of our lifestyle choices or sexual proclivities, the latter being one the more pertinent reasons for many especially when there is a generational gap causing a rift. This … Continue reading A Map For Love (Mapa Para Conversar)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 23

Naruto Shippuden Collection 23 (Episodes 284-296) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 301 minutes approx. Fans of the now completed anime Bleach will be well aware that its infamous Arrancar Arc was arguably one of the most protracted sagas in the history of anime, taking over two years to reach its conclusion … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 23

Schoolgirl Complex (Sukûrugâru konpurekkusu: Hôsôbu-hen)

Schoolgirl Complex (Sukûrugâru konpurekkusu: Hôsôbu-hen) Japan (2013) Dir. Yûichi Onuma I know what you are thinking: a Japanese film about schoolgirls can only mean one thing. Well, you may be partially right yet at the same time slightly off course. This is a tender coming-of-age tale where any sexualisation of the young female cast is … Continue reading Schoolgirl Complex (Sukûrugâru konpurekkusu: Hôsôbu-hen)

WWE – The Best Of Raw And Smackdown 2015

WWE – The Best Of Raw And Smackdown 2015 (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 507 minutes approx. To kick off 2016 it is time for our annual look back on 2015 in WWE, which unfortunately continues the trend set in 2014 for the declining fortunes of the company. It’s not … Continue reading WWE – The Best Of Raw And Smackdown 2015

The Incredible Hulk Returns

The Incredible Hulk Returns US (1988) Dirs. Nicholas Corea & Bill Bixby Thanks to the Horror Channel here in the UK I’ve been able to relive a part of my childhood with the repeats of the entire run of the Incredible Hulk TV series. Five series were made from 1977 to 1982 relaying the tragic … Continue reading The Incredible Hulk Returns

Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Dragonball Z: Resurrection 'F' (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 94 minutes approx. You can’t keep a good franchise down, even if the only original new material comes in the form of the occasional spin-off film such as the one under review here. Akira Toriyama’s Dragonball manga burst onto the scene in … Continue reading Dragonball Z: Resurrection ‘F’

Regarde la mer And Other Films

Regarde la mer And Other Films France (1994-2006) Dir. François Ozon One of France’s most prolific and boldest filmmakers of the past twenty years, François Ozon has amassed quite the catalogue of varied films covering a myriad of themes, which has seen him rise from obscure Enfant terrible to acclaimed mainstream heavy hitter who can … Continue reading Regarde la mer And Other Films

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang)

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang) Hong Kong (1978) Dir. Liu Chia-Liang When discussing the “Golden era” of martial arts cinema two studio names usually spring to mind: Golden Harvest and the Shaw Brothers. Both were hugely prolific and successful during the boom period of the 1970’s, but it is … Continue reading The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang)