Shoplifters (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Thunderbird Releasing) Running Time: 121 minutes approx. The family that steals together stays together - or something like that. Okay, that isn’t the exact quote but in the context of the latest masterwork from Japan’s top chronicler of modern life in the Land of the Rising Sun, it … Continue reading Shoplifters


Rendel – Dark Vengeance

Rendel - Dark Vengeance (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Universal Pictures/4Digital Media) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. Breaking news - Hollywood no longer has the monopoly on films involving masked crime fighters as Finland has thrown its hat into the ring with this dark and violent creation. In the fictional city of Mikkeli stands … Continue reading Rendel – Dark Vengeance


Videoman (Cert 18) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Signature Entertainment) Running Time: 94 minutes approx. You know you are getting old when youngsters these days don’t even know what dial-up internet is, let alone CDs, vinyl and cassettes. For film buffs this extends to the VHS, and with streaming even threatening to make DVDs and Blu-rays … Continue reading Videoman

My Name Is Julia Ross

My Name Is Julia Ross (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 65 minutes approx. It’s become something of a cliché to find some way of making a Hitchcock comparison or reference when discussing any mystery or suspense thriller from the 1940’s but the fact remains, there are occasions when watching such … Continue reading My Name Is Julia Ross

Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 130 minutes approx. “Then why not act more like an alien? Shoot death rays from your eyes!” If this is our perception of what an alien is, no wonder visitors to earth from another planet are unsure what being human is. Then … Continue reading Before We Vanish

One Cut Of The Dead

One Cut Of The Dead (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Zombie films have reached their zenith. Discuss. Actually, don’t because it seems they haven’t after all. When Shaun Of The Dead reignited the genre back in 2004 it opened the floodgates for imitators and … Continue reading One Cut Of The Dead

The Possessed

The Possessed (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 85 minutes approx. Also known as The Lady Of The Lake (La donna del lago) this debut from Luigi Bazzoni and future producer Franco Rossellini is a straight up mystery thriller yet its startling artistic flair and dizzying presentation affords it the right … Continue reading The Possessed