Tommy Sweden (2014) Dir. Tarik Saleh  Hopefully the production details of this film will have made it abundantly clear that there are no deaf, dumb, and blind pinball wizards here so we can get that reference out of the way. What we do have is a gritty slice of Nordic Noir putting a unique and … Continue reading Tommy

Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. It needs pointing out that Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji is a very misleading title - except it isn’t. Upon reading this title (and seeing the artwork for this Blu-ray release), it is assumed that either a … Continue reading Bloody Spear At Mount Fuji

3 Hearts (3 coeurs)

3 Hearts (3 coeurs) France (2014) Dir. Benoît Jacquot “Sisters, sisters / There were never such devoted sisters” So wrote legendary songwriter Irving Berlin in 1954 and while this sentiment has stood the test of time, it also provides us with the central conceit of this French romantic melodrama. Ironically, whilst it doesn’t star real … Continue reading 3 Hearts (3 coeurs)

Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

Sword Oratoria: Is it Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. Release Date: September 3rd   As the lengthy and cumbersome title suggests, this show is a spin-off from an existing series, featuring … Continue reading Sword Oratoria: Is It Wrong To Try To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon? On The Side

Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo yao ji 2)

Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo yao ji 2) China (2018) Dir. Raman Hui Considering the first Monster Hunt film was at one point the highest grossing domestic film in China’s box office history, a sequel was not just inevitable but guaranteed while the first round of receipts were still being counted. And whilst Wolf Warrior 2 … Continue reading Monster Hunt 2 (Zhuo yao ji 2)

WWE – Extreme Rules 2018

WWE – Extreme Rules 2018 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 217 minutes approx. It’s time to get extreeeeemmmme!! Sort of. The annual multi-stipulation/gimmick match card is back to being a dual-branded affair after being the exclusive property of the RAW brand in 2017, but with more matches via for space … Continue reading WWE – Extreme Rules 2018

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter US (1978) Dir. Michael Cimino The classic film being struck off the “Overdue First Time” watch list is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. One of two epic films about Vietnam released at the end of the 1970’s - Coppola’s bombastic Apocalypse Now being the other - The Deer Hunter won Best … Continue reading The Deer Hunter