Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 92 mins/94 mins approx Extended version Release Date – July 22nd To us Brits, American high schools always seem like a hub for debauchery and mischief if films of the 80’s are to be believed; Certainly, my school was nothing like those depicted … Continue reading Sixteen Candles

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Locas y Atrapadas (Crazy And Trapped)

Locas y Atrapadas (Crazy And Trapped) Dominican Republic (2014) Dir. Alfonso Rodríguez Men are such pigs right? Everything that is wrong with the world is down to men. That’s not my opinion, but that of every single woman on this planet - at least according to this film from the Dominican Republic, written and directed … Continue reading Locas y Atrapadas (Crazy And Trapped)

Hanasaku Iroha Part 2

Hanasaku Iroha Part 2 (Episodes 14-26) (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 308 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th   It’s time to return to the Kissuiso onsen inn for the concluding chapters of this charming slice-of life series from the prolific pen of Mari Okada. In the first volume, 16 year-old … Continue reading Hanasaku Iroha Part 2

Anna And The Apocalypse

Anna And The Apocalypse UK (2017) Dir. John McPhail We’ve seen pretty much every kind of zombie movie you can think of - violent horror, comedy, animated, even a rom-com but I suspect this might be the first musical zombie flick. You heard that right. If ever two genres were unlikely to be paired up, … Continue reading Anna And The Apocalypse

Black Clover Season 1 Part 3

Black Clover Season 1 Part 3 (Episodes 20-29) (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 241 minutes approx. Release Date: July 15th     We are now twenty episodes into Black Clover and it has yet to establish its own identity to any real level of satisfaction yet still manages to keep its … Continue reading Black Clover Season 1 Part 3

Pillow Talk

Pillow Talk US (1959) Dir. Michael Gordon The legendary Doris Day passed away last month which prompted many TV channels to show some of her classic films in tribute, one of them being this Oscar winning “sex comedy”, though this was 1959 and sex in cinema at that time is FAR different from how it … Continue reading Pillow Talk

Hanasaku Iroha Part 1

Hanasaku Iroha Part 1 (Episodes 1-13) (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 309 minutes approx. Release Date: June 17th   Change is inevitable but as the old adage goes, one has to want to change for it to work. Some need it, some resist it, many fear it but is it really … Continue reading Hanasaku Iroha Part 1