Ushio & Tora Complete Collection

Ushio & Tora Complete Collection (Cert 15) 5 Discs Blu-ray/8 Discs DVD (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running time: 975 minutes approx. The recently released film The Boy And The Beast tells of the unlikely bond between a young human lad and a monstrous being, but this premise isn’t entirely original. We have to go way back … Continue reading Ushio & Tora Complete Collection

Mourning Forest

Mourning Forest (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/1 Disc DVD Dual Format (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 97 minutes approx. Despite the supernatural sounding title of Japanese arthouse director Naomi Kawase’s fourth feature film, Mourning Forest doesn’t feature a spirit infested woodland area mysteriously killing people, instead it is a (very) quiet meditation on grief and redemption. … Continue reading Mourning Forest

The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing)

The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing) Hong Kong /China (2016) Dir. Pou-Soi Cheang If we have learned anything from the modern movie business model it is that no matter how bad a film is, if it scores big at the box office a sequel is inevitable. This applies … Continue reading The Monkey King 2 (Xi You Ji Zhi Sun Wukong San Da Baigujing)

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang)

The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang) Hong Kong (1978) Dir. Liu Chia-Liang When discussing the “Golden era” of martial arts cinema two studio names usually spring to mind: Golden Harvest and the Shaw Brothers. Both were hugely prolific and successful during the boom period of the 1970’s, but it is … Continue reading The 36th Chamber Of Shaolin (Shao Lin san shi liu fang)