The Fortress (Namhansanseong)

The Fortress (Namhansanseong) Korea (2017) Dir. Hwang Dong-hyuk   Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler might have written these incisive lyrics in 1970 for the classic track War Pigs but as this impressively … Continue reading The Fortress (Namhansanseong)

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. Anthony Russo & Joe Russo You knew it was coming. After years of crossing over into each other’s solo films and the two collective outings as The Avengers, we finally reached the point where most of the major franchises of the Marvel universe come together for one … Continue reading Avengers: Infinity War

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler (Cert PG) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 47 minutes approx. / 46 minutes approx. Two more movies from the Dragonball Z archive get the first time Blu-ray release treatment from Manga Entertainment, this time featuring just one antagonist spoiling for a … Continue reading Dragonball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler’s Revenge/The Return Of Cooler

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Two: The Tree of Might/Lord Slug

Dragonball Z Movie Collection Two: The Tree of Might/Lord Slug (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 61 minutes approx. / 52 minutes approx. Continuing the remastered releases of the original Dragonball Z “films” (none have barely broken the hour mark thus far), Manga Entertainment have two more action packed adjuncts … Continue reading Dragonball Z Movie Collection Two: The Tree of Might/Lord Slug

God Of War

God Of War (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Well Go USA) Running Time: 129 minutes approx. You have to hand it to the Chinese - they do historical films arguably better than anyone else, at least on an aesthetic and immersive front. Even if the historical accuracy is open to question, at least we … Continue reading God Of War

Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!?

Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!? (Cert 15) 3 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 292 minutes approx. Harem comedies. The ultimate one note joke concept and predominant wish fulfilment show for lonely male otaku everywhere and a formula that one can tamper with or be truly original. Or can they? The mononymous Takehaya’s light … Continue reading Invaders Of The Rokujyoma!?

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1

Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1 (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Animatsu Entertainment) Running Time: 99 minutes approx. With the enormous global success of the Attack On Titan anime, a live action film adaptation was inevitable; sadly so is the prospect of not meeting the high expectations of fans of the franchise, and rightly … Continue reading Attack On Titan: The Movie Part 1

Attack On Titan Part 2

Attack On Titan Part 2 (Episodes 14-25) (Cert 15) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 279 minutes approx. A quick warning before you proceed: if you have not seen the first volume of Attack On Titan you will find some significant spoilers contained within this review of the eagerly anticipated second volume. The story … Continue reading Attack On Titan Part 2

Squid Girl Series 1 Complete Collection

Squid Girl Series 1 Complete Collection (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. For years mankind has been polluting the ocean with its waste, toxins, bodily fluids and other general rubbish and it seems the inhabitants of the seas have had enough and want revenge. Step forward the irate Ika … Continue reading Squid Girl Series 1 Complete Collection