#Alive (#Saraitda)

#Alive (#Saraitda) Korea (2020) Dir. Cho Il-hyung The zombie genre appears to be one that has little room for development beyond the premise of infected people eating the uninfected, whilst those who can, try to survive. Leave it to the Koreans, who came rather late to the zombie party, to find a way to bring … Continue reading #Alive (#Saraitda)

The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling)

The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling) Hong Kong (1968) Dir. Yueh Feng The bells of St Clements might have said oranges and lemons but the bells in this Shaw Brothers revenge movie only signal impending death. By the time our protagonist is done with his targets, citrus fruits will be the last thing on … Continue reading The Bells Of Death (Duo hun ling)

WWE – Extreme Rules 2020

WWE – Extreme Rules 2020 (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 152 minutes approx. Release Date: August 31st Or to give it its full official title The Horror Show At Extreme Rules. It was meant to add a little spice to the marketing of the show and make it an easy … Continue reading WWE – Extreme Rules 2020

The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing)

The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing) China (2020) Dir. Lin Zhenzhao It’s the same old story - boy meets girl, boy falls for girl, they are separated, can they get back together again? Except, as the title implies, this isn’t quite the same old story, as the girl in question happens to … Continue reading The Enchanting Phantom (Qian nü you hun: Ren jian qing)

The Prey

The Prey Cambodia (2018) Dir. Jimmy Henderson It is remarkable how people in a position of privilege, wealth and power often have the loosest grip on their humanity, as if it is some kind of Faustian payoff - you can have all the material goods and influence you desire but at the cost of your … Continue reading The Prey

Graveyards Of Honour

Graveyards Of Honour (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 94 minutes/131 minutes approx. Release Date – September 7th This is a rather different two-for-the-price-of-one release as it boasts two versions of the same film - sort of. The tale of notorious real-life Yakuza Rikio Ishikawa was first brought to the screen … Continue reading Graveyards Of Honour

Peninsula

Peninsula Korea (2020) Dir. Yeon Sang-ho In life, people make decisions that have far-reaching effects, not just for themselves, but for others too. However, many of these decisions are made in the heat of the moment where time to weigh up the pros and cons isn’t an option, and they are worse ones we have … Continue reading Peninsula

Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga)

Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga) Japan (1970) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Long before the Mutant Ninja Turtles were labelled “heroes in a half-shell”, a reptilian fighter of justice was already kicking butt in Japan - Gamera. Created as a belated rival to Godzilla, Gamera had run of seven successful films from 1965 to 1971, … Continue reading Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga)

Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô)

Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô) Japan (2012) Dir. Masayuki Miyaji Dogs are a man’s best friend, so they say. Well, we have a pug and she prefers to hang around with my mum over me and my dad, so I guess that is one theory disproved. But I digress, … Continue reading Fusé: Memoirs Of The Hunter Girl (Fuse: teppô musume no torimonochô)

Promare

Promare Japan (2019) Dir. Hiroyuki Imaishi Global Warming is causing many problems for our planet at the moment, the main one being the rising temperatures. It is an issue that so far is only elemental and not likely to manifest itself in humans. Let’s hope it stays that way… In a futuristic setting, the Earth … Continue reading Promare