The Third Murder

The Third Murder (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 125 minutes approx. Release Date – July 23rd Is the justice system really the most infallible way to dictate the fate of someone based on which side of a story is believed? And what does justice mean if a critical decision is … Continue reading The Third Murder

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Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema – Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo

Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema - Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 88 minutes approx./ 89 minutes approx. Release Date – July 16th Korean auteur Hong Sang-Soo might be a regular feature on festival programmes and known to cineastes worldwide yet only 2013’s … Continue reading Woman Is The Future Of Man/Tale Of Cinema – Two Films by Hong Sang-Soo

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell B*st*rds!

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell B*st*rds! (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 88 minutes approx. Release Date – July 9th s is known for being the enfant terrible of Japanese cinema in the 1960’s but he wasn’t always such a maverick. In 1963 while still on good terms with his … Continue reading Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell B*st*rds!

Black Venus

Black Venus (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 165 minutes approx. Release Date – May 21st I’m wondering if Abdellatif Kechiche is capable of making a film of reasonable length. Looking at his resume, only one runs under two hours and that is only by a few minutes. In between 2007’s … Continue reading Black Venus

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy

The Bloodthirsty Trilogy (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 235 minutes approx. Release Date – May 14th Vampire films are not usually associated with Japanese cinema, since they have their own take on the supernatural for their horror films. Despite the odd entry appearing over the past decade or so, vampires … Continue reading The Bloodthirsty Trilogy

Antiporno

Antiporno (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 76 minutes approx. Release Date – April 30th In 2016 it was decided that the Roman Porno movement of the 1970’s and 80’s from famed studio Nikkatsu should be rebooted by directors of the modern generation. Five directors were chosen but only … Continue reading Antiporno

Irma Vep

Irma Vep (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. Release Date – May 7th Among the pantheon of instances of life imitating art and art imitating life, this 1996 film from French director Olivier Assayas is possibly the most meta of them all, for the central plot is rumoured … Continue reading Irma Vep