Bleeding Steel

Bleeding Steel China/Australia (2017) Dir. Leo Zhang Well, I celebrated Jackie Chan’s birthday by watching one of his films and ironically, on the seventh anniversary of this blog I have another of his films to watch, this time one of more recent efforts. I fear however, we’ll be seeing a very different Jackie Chan here… … Continue reading Bleeding Steel

Blame!

Blame! (Cert 12) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 106 minutes approx. Netflix is making sure no stone is left unturned in its continuing mission for global domination by reaching out to anime fans, picking up TV shows for weekly broadcast and commissioning original films. Luckily, for those of yet to have succumbed … Continue reading Blame!

Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

Serial Experiments Lain Collector's Edition (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 310 minutes approx. MVM’s occasional trip back into the archives resurrects a polarising cyberpunk classic that is both a product of its time yet prescient in its depiction of the Internet. This re-release reduces the DVD disc count to just … Continue reading Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie

Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 100 minutes approx. The expansion of Masamune Shirow’s Ghost In The Shell universe shows no signs of slowing down, with this film marking the 20th anniversary of the release of the first movie in Japan. If The New Movie … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell: The New Movie

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2

Ghost In The Shell: ARISE - Borders 1 & 2 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 114 minutes approx   Mamoru Oshii’s 1995 film Ghost In The Shell is pretty much a rite of passage for anyone sampling anime for the first time. As one of the Big Three (with Akira and … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell: ARISE – Borders 1 & 2

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection (Cert 15) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 583 minutes approx. Sci-fi is fast becoming a difficult genre in which to be distinctly original despite the vast amount of possibilities to be explored. It seems for the moment, with technology catching up with the ideas of the past, newer … Continue reading Psycho-Pass Complete Season 1 Collection

Accel World Part 1

Accel World Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 274 minutes approx. In 2046 technology has advanced to the point where humans are now able to manipulate their five senses through a virtual system called Neuro-Synchronization, which allows them to access the internet and play virtual games via a small … Continue reading Accel World Part 1

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion (Cert 18) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment/Kaze) Running time: 62 minutes approx Resuming the action from where we left it at the end of the first film, which as you recall, ended with a bottom clenching cliffhanger, reborn and rebuilt 15-year-old prostitute Rune Balot is involved in a shoot out … Continue reading Mardock Scramble: The Second Combustion

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society (Cert 15) 2 Discs (BluRay + DVD) (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 108 minutes No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu, this 2006 feature length spin-off from the Ghost In The Shell TV show Stand Alone Complex has been reissued with an HD upgrade for … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex – Solid State Society

Summer Wars

Summer Wars (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 109 minutes approx. High school student and maths whiz Kenji Koiso is also a moderator for the online virtual reality world of OZ, a global community that has become an inescapable and vital fixture in modern society. With the summer break looming, Kenji receives … Continue reading Summer Wars