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

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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

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 91 minutes approx. / 84 minutes approx. Many film fans might only know Olivier Assayas from recent Hollywood films Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper, while cineastes will refer to the two films made with his ex-wife, Hong … Continue reading The Early Films Of Olivier Assayas

Gangsta

Gangsta (Cert 18) 1 Disc DVD / VOD (Distributor: Signature) Running Time: 125 minutes approx. If you’ve watched any Belgian dramas on TV, you’ll know they are as gloomy as any Scandi thrillers, with their glacial pacing, dour aesthetic, and suburban ennui. Gangsta, from the team of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah, goes in … Continue reading Gangsta

Deadpool 2

Deadpool 2 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: Theatrical Cut - 118 minutes approx. / Extended Cut - 133 minutes NB: This review is based on the Theatrical Cut The original Deadpool film was considered a huge gamble for Marvel, being a superhero flick aimed … Continue reading Deadpool 2

Ishmael’s Ghosts

Ishmael’s Ghosts (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD / 2 Discs Ltd Ed. Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: Theatrical Cut - 113 minutes approx / Director’s Cut - 134 minutes approx. NB: This review is based on the Director’s Cut No giant white whales for this particular Ishmael to tackle but maybe the events of … Continue reading Ishmael’s Ghosts

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