WWE – Best Of NXT 2017

WWE – Best Of NXT 2017 (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 533 minutes approx. We’re quite a way into the first quarter of 2018 yet the WWE Home Video are still in a reflective mode as they present another look back at the year of 2017 as it pertains to … Continue reading WWE – Best Of NXT 2017

Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire)

Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire) France/Japan (2016) Dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa Leave it to Kiyoshi Kurosawa to be different. While other Asian or non-English speaking directors seek the glamour and big budgets of Hollywood to ply the trade beyond their home markets, Japan’s top psychological horror auteur chose France for his overseas cinematic … Continue reading Daguerrotype (aka Le secret de la chambre noire)

Homesick

Homesick Austria/Germany (2015) Dir. Jakob M. Erwa “Neighbours, everybody needs good neighbours” So says the famous theme song for the perennial Aussie TV soap opera, but it makes no mention of bad neighbours or the creepy ones with pernicious agendas. Luckily, we have cinema to take up that particular challenge instead… Jessica (Esther Maria Pietsch) … Continue reading Homesick

The Shape Of Water

The Shape Of Water (Cert 15) US (2017) Dir. Guillermo del Toro It has been said that you can’t help who you fall in love with and in some instances, this has extended to “whats” as well. History is rife with fantasy tales of men falling in love with mermaids, and lest we forget the … Continue reading The Shape Of Water

Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga – Part 1

Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga - Part 1 (Episodes 1-6) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 147 minutes approx. It was quite a surprise when a second season of Blue Exorcist arrived on Japanese TV in January 2017 as it had been almost six years since the first season ended, with a … Continue reading Blue Exorcist Kyoto Saga – Part 1

The Drummer And The Keeper

The Drummer And The Keeper Ireland (2017) Dir. Nick Kelly As someone diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome a few years ago I have become very curious about films and TV dealing with people on the Autism Spectrum, as it is actually a difficult condition to portray correctly not to mention saying credible and authentic. This effort … Continue reading The Drummer And The Keeper

Shock Wave Tunnel (Chai dan zhuan jia)

Shock Wave Tunnel (Chai dan zhuan jia) China/Hong Kong (2017) Dir. Herman Yau I’m not entirely sure why the UK release of this China/Hong Kong co-production needed the addendum of the word “Tunnel” to its original title of Shock Wave, but I suppose it’s better than some of the egregiously misleading title changes that have … Continue reading Shock Wave Tunnel (Chai dan zhuan jia)

WWE – Royal Rumble 2018

WWE – Royal Rumble 2018 (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray /2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 244 minutes approx. Originally dismissed as a “stupid idea” by Vince McMahon the Royal Rumble is 30 years old this year and to celebrate, history was made when the first ever Women’s Royal Rumble match took place. … Continue reading WWE – Royal Rumble 2018

The Hand Of Destiny (Eunmyeongui son)

The Hand Of Destiny (Eunmyeongui son) Korea (1954) Dir. Han Hyeong-mo A number of firsts are achieved with this South Korean film - it’s the first South Korean film made prior to the 1990’s that I have seen; it is one of the first spy thrillers from the South; and it features the first ever … Continue reading The Hand Of Destiny (Eunmyeongui son)

Initial D Legend 1: Awakening

Initial D Legend 1: Awakening (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 64 minutes approx. It seems to be the season for petrol heads as The Grand Tour has just finished on Amazon Prime and the ersatz reboot of Top Gear is back on the BBC. Not wanting to be left … Continue reading Initial D Legend 1: Awakening