Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

Serial Experiments Lain Collector's Edition (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 310 minutes approx. MVM’s occasional trip back into the archives resurrects a polarising cyberpunk classic that is both a product of its time yet prescient in its depiction of the Internet. This re-release reduces the DVD disc count to just … Continue reading Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

One Piece Collection 16

One Piece Collection 16 (Episodes 373-396) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 566 minutes approx.     This latest instalment of the continuing adventures of the Straw Hats is a mixed bag that sees the unfinished business from the last release reach its resolve, the brief diversion of a swiftly concluded filler arc … Continue reading One Piece Collection 16

Re-Kan Collection

Re-Kan Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 328 minutes approx. “I see dead people” We all remember that famous line as spoken by a young Haley Joel Osment in M. Night Shamamalayanan’s film The Sixth Sense and it understandably freaked the poor lad out. But if this were to … Continue reading Re-Kan Collection

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 320 minutes approx. This second season of Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! - released here back in 2015 - was originally due for release late in 2016 but the curse of the delay gremlins … Continue reading Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! Heart Throb

Owarimonogatari Part 1

Owarimonogatari Part 1 (Episode 1-7) (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD / Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 168 minutes approx. There are many reasons I personally dread the release of another instalment of the Monogatari saga, not limited to the probability I won’t enjoy or understand it. Having to compose another 1000 word review explaining why I … Continue reading Owarimonogatari Part 1

DRAMAtical Murder

DRAMAtical Murder (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray/3 Discs DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 332 minutes approx. “What the heck is going on?” Those words are spoken by the protagonist of this futuristic mystery drama, Aoba Seragaki, in episode two yet even after completing the hole series plus bonus OVA episode, one might be tempted … Continue reading DRAMAtical Murder

Naruto Shippuden Collection 27

Naruto Shippuden Collection 27 (Episodes 336-348) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Since Jeremy Clarkson likes to employ metaphors when talking about cars, I thought I would use cars as a metaphor to discuss Naruto Shippuden. Right now, whilst in the middle of the Fourth Hokage War story arc, … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 27