Before We Vanish

Before We Vanish (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 130 minutes approx. “Then why not act more like an alien? Shoot death rays from your eyes!” If this is our perception of what an alien is, no wonder visitors to earth from another planet are unsure what being human is. Then … Continue reading Before We Vanish

Shin Godzilla

Shin Godzilla (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/ 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. In 1998 Hollywood decided to resurrect Japan’s iconic movie monster Godzilla with disastrous results. The ever-polite Japanese creators publicly gave it their blessing but, like everyone else, hated it, responding with their own reboot a year later. … Continue reading Shin Godzilla

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. It’s time to complete the live action adaptation of THE anime/manga sensation of the past five years, and after the rather patchy first film which took a lot of liberties with the … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 2: End of the World

Love & Peace

Love & Peace (Cert PG) 1 Disc (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 118 minutes approx. Japanese maverick Sion Sono had a busy 2015, making no less than SIX films of varying subjects and styles, including the violent satire Tag and this almost unimaginable for Sono family friendly tokusatsu (special effects) fantasy movie, in which … Continue reading Love & Peace

Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime)

Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime) Japan (2014) Dir. Taisuke Kawamura Getting the live action treatment this time is Princess Jellyfish, a quirky cult anime series that in reality shouldn’t work outside of the animated medium, due to its eccentric characters - especially as film makers have an annoying habit of altering the material to suit themselves, often … Continue reading Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime)

Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)

Why Don't You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui) Japan (2013) Dir. Sion Sono You’re going to have to bear with me on this one because the plot to Sion Sono’s latest cinematic subversion is not that easy to simplify, at least not without giving away too much - or too little… A group … Continue reading Why Don’t You Play In Hell? (Jigoku de naze warui)