Anime Review – Children Of The Sea

Children Of The Sea (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray - 2 Discs Ltd Ed Combo (Distributor: Anime Ltd) Running time: 111 minutes approx. Release Date: March 8th Yes, I know there is a Dio-era Black Sabbath song of the same name so to save anyone time, it does not appear anywhere in this film, although … Continue reading Anime Review – Children Of The Sea

Anime Review – Hello World

Hello World Japan (2019) Dir. Tomohiko Ito We would all like to go back in time and change something in our pasts but we can’t, and even if we could, there are infinite possibilities to the scope of irreparable damage this could cause for us personally and the world around us. Yet, we never learn. … Continue reading Anime Review – Hello World

Anime Review – The Demon Girl Next Door

The Demon Girl Next Door (Cert 12) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 302 minutes approx. Release Date: February 8th Puberty! We’ve all been there - going to bed one night as a smooth skinned, worry free callow teenager, then wake up the next morning with horns growing out of our heads and long … Continue reading Anime Review – The Demon Girl Next Door

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita) Japan (2020) Dir. Shinji Hamasaki Isn’t science great? You can do wondrous things with it and because of it that not only astound the mind but can also defy nature! Shame some people want to take advantage of it for their own personal gain and will stoop to … Continue reading Not Quite Dead Yet (Ichido shinde mita)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai) Hong Kong (1990) Dir. Lau Sez-yue Ghosts are supposed to be scary, malevolent beings intent on frightening and tormenting us not helpful and agreeable. Casper The Friendly Ghost set a precedent in kids’ comics but in film they have be few and far between. Which brings us to … Continue reading Look Out, Officer! (Si hing chong gwai)

The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona)

The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona) Russia/China (2019) Dir. Oleg Stepchenko Marketing in cinema is everything. Get that wrong and you can kiss goodbye to all the hard work of the filmmaker turning a profit, no matter how good the film might or might not be. This Chinese-Russian co-production exemplifies the problem of the metaphoric … Continue reading The Iron Mask (Tayna pechati drakona)

Mothra

Mothra (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. Toho studios knew they were onto a good thing when Godzilla became a big hit in 1954, launching the then hitherto untouched genre of Kaiju or monster movies. First there was Rodan in 1956, followed two years later by Varan The Unbelievable, … Continue reading Mothra

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan) Korea (2020) Dir. Jung Jin-Young One of the worst things that can happen to a person is to lose sense of who they are, to no longer have their own personality - that is, of course, if they are aware that they are becoming somebody else. Then again, how would … Continue reading Me And Me (Sarajin Shigan)

Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection

Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection (Cert 12) 4 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 702 minutes approx. A blast from the past for some of you, this fantasy adventure was first released a decade ago but on DVD only. MVM have now brought it back with a shiny new HD transfer on Blu-ray and … Continue reading Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection

Gamera: Super Monster (Uchu kaijû Gamera)

Gamera: Super Monster (Uchu kaijû Gamera) Japan (1980) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Desperate times call for desperate measures. Daiei Film studios went bankrupt in 1971 but managed to be revived again in 1974 as producers only. By 1980, they were in dire straits again and felt the only way to turn their fortunes around was to … Continue reading Gamera: Super Monster (Uchu kaijû Gamera)