Blade Of The Immortal

Blade Of The Immortal (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 141 minutes approx. It goes to show how prolific maverick Japanese director Takashi Miike is, that apparently he wasn’t aware Blade Of The Immortal was his 100th film until somebody mentioned it whilst he was making film number 102! And he … Continue reading Blade Of The Immortal

The Earthquake (Zemletryasenie)

The Earthquake (Zemletryasenie) Armenia (2016) Dir. Sarik Andreasyan It is said that disaster often brings people together as they unite in the clean up and rescue operations following a major catastrophe. Using the 1988 earthquake in Armenia which destroyed 58 towns and over 300 settlements as a backdrop, Sarik Andreasyan’s drama explores this particular theme, … Continue reading The Earthquake (Zemletryasenie)

WWE – RAW 25th Anniversary

WWE – RAW 25th Anniversary (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 468 minutes approx. As the title of his release explicitly states, 2018 marked the 25th anniversary of Monday Night RAW, the WWE’s flagship TV show, supplanting WWF Superstars of Wrestling and to a lesser extent WWF Wrestling Challenge as the … Continue reading WWE – RAW 25th Anniversary

Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter holdja)

Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) Hungary (2017) Dir. Kornél Mundruczó Having impressed with his last film, the upsetting social drama of animal abuse and karma White God, Kornél Mundruczó returns with a more fantasy driven look at the grim side of Hungarian life, taking the topical plight of refugees as his leaping off point - and … Continue reading Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter holdja)

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1

My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1 (Episodes 14-25)(Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Sony Pictures) Running time: 287 minutes approx. Please don’t look for a review of season one of My Hero Academia on this site as you won’t find one. As a title unavailable for me to cover, a change in distributor means … Continue reading My Hero Academia Season 2 Part 1

Love And Other Cults

Love And Other Cults (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Loosely based on the true story of an unnamed AV actress, Love And Other Cults could cheekily be summarised as Sion Sono’s Love Exposure condensed from 4 hours to 96 minutes. But Eiji Uchida, noted for … Continue reading Love And Other Cults

The Piper (Sonnim)

The Piper (Sonnim) Korea (2015) Dir. Kim Gwang-tae Leave it to the Koreans to take a popular, timeless fairy tale for kids and turn it into a horrifying nightmare film to give everyone the willies! They did it before with the rather spooky Hansel & Gretel back in 2008, now it’s the Pied Piper of … Continue reading The Piper (Sonnim)

Occultic;Nine Volume 1

Occultic;Nine Volume 1 (Episodes 1-6) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 144 minutes approx. The more observant among you who noticed the semi-colon in the title will hopefully recognise it as the trademark motif of the works from visual novel creators 5pb. and Nitroplus which includes Chaos;Head and Robotics;Notes. Also part … Continue reading Occultic;Nine Volume 1

Sacha Guitry Four Films 1936-1938

Sacha Guitry Four Films 1936-1938 (Cert U) 4 Discs Blu-ray/DVD Combo (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 379 minutes approx. Described as the “French Noel Coward”, Sacha Guitry was a polymath of film and theatre, and inspiration for many French New Wave filmmakers. Guitry’s renown is unlikely to yield the same reverence in the UK today, … Continue reading Sacha Guitry Four Films 1936-1938

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Kaze UK) Running time: 650 minutes approx. My initial opening line for this review was going to be “The title says it all” but the reality is, it doesn’t - not by a long shot. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure is definitely bizarre but is … Continue reading Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure Season 1 Collection