Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection

Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 296 minutes approx. Release Date: August 21st   The harem comedy is the gift that just keeps on giving - except it is more akin to the unwanted gift from a distant relative who doesn’t know what to get … Continue reading Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle Collection

Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l’assassin)

Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l'assassin) France (1961) Dir. Georges Franju Families. You can’t choose them so they say but most of us would be lost without them. But what is it about money that can drive a huge wedge between the tightest of clans, especially if that money comes in the form … Continue reading Spotlight On A Murderer (Pleins feux sur l’assassin)

WWE – Extreme Rules/Money In The Bank 2017

WWE – Extreme Rules/Money In The Bank 2017 (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 159 minutes/ 160 minutes approx. Release Date: August 14th The latest two-for-the-price-of-one release from WWE Home Video features two stunt filled shows that took place back in June, namely the gimmick laden Extreme Rules from the RAW … Continue reading WWE – Extreme Rules/Money In The Bank 2017

The Eye Of Silence

The Eye Of Silence France /China (2016) Dir. Emmanuel Sapolsky A popular phrase that has arisen over the past decade or see is “can’t unsee”, usually referring to our having espied something we’d rather not, like our parents in flagrante or the latest Transformers film. For the protagonist of this theatrical debut from French TV … Continue reading The Eye Of Silence

The Cocoanuts

The Cocoanuts US (1929) Dirs. Robert Florey & Joseph Santley I’ve been a Marx Brothers fan since I was a sprog yet this, their first film, is the one I have seen the least, since it was rarely included in any video/DVD collections of the brothers’ films. Thanks to Arrow’s new Blu-ray box set of … Continue reading The Cocoanuts

Samba

Samba France (2014) Dirs. Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano Immigration is a tricky subject to make a rom-com out of and the directors of the international crowd pleaser Untouchable don’t exactly deliver much of one, but they do present a thoughtful and conscientious yarn about finding love when the political system is against you. Senegalese … Continue reading Samba

Red Beard (Akahige)

Red Beard (Akahige) Japan (1965) Dir. Akira Kurosawa Talk about misleading titles; I was expecting this to be a film about a pirate or maybe a savage samurai since this is a Kurosawa/Mifune collaboration. Instead, the eponymous character of this near three-hour epic is in fact a dedicated country doctor in Edo era Japan - … Continue reading Red Beard (Akahige)