Anime Review – Killing Bites Collection

Killing Bites Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 300 minutes approx. Release Date: July 19th We humans, as Darwin proposed, are descended from animals, well mostly primates, but that might explain why we have such affinity with them as pets or marvelling at them as wildlife. Ideally, the connection should end … Continue reading Anime Review – Killing Bites Collection

Movie Review – Red Post On Escher Street

Red Post On Escher Street (Escher dori no akai posuto) Japan (2020) Dir. Sion Sono So you think making a film is easy? Just get a camera, find some people to ponce about, edit it and upload to YouTube and you’re on your way to Hollywood? Unfortunately not, as there are many tangibles to be … Continue reading Movie Review – Red Post On Escher Street

Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection

Lord El-Melloi II's Case Files Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 333 minutes approx. Release Date: July 26th This series has a rather deceptive title that could cost it some fan interest if the name of the protagonist isn’t instantly recognisable. The eponymous Lord El-Melloi II began life as a side … Continue reading Anime Review – Lord El-Melloi II’s Case Files Collection

Movie Review – Tezuka’s Barbara

Tezuka’s Barbara (Cert 18) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 100 minutes approx. Release Date – June 28th “A woman like the city’s excrement from the millions of people that it consumed and digested. That was Barbara.” Not the most flattering way to describe the woman who is about to change … Continue reading Movie Review – Tezuka’s Barbara

Movie Review – Gemini

Gemini (Sôseiji) Japan (1999) Dir. Shinya Tsukamoto An old wives tale would have us believe that in the case of twins, one of them is evil and the other good. Not being a twin (can you imagine two of me?) I can’t say how true this is or isn’t, but it certainly makes for good … Continue reading Movie Review – Gemini

Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

Owarimonogatari Part 3 (Episodes 14-20)(Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 169 minutes approx. Release Date: July 5th Just to show how cruel Nisio Isin is, Owarimonogatari translates to “End Story” yet this franchise continues with STILL more to come, I suspect just to annoy me. And if this series was confusing enough, … Continue reading Anime Review – Owarimonogatari Part 3

Movie Review – Irezumi

Irezumi (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 86 minutes approx. Release Date – June 21st If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned then perhaps we chaps should, you know, stop scorning them? That way, when the so-called weaker sex does finally snap after having enough, we men won’t have … Continue reading Movie Review – Irezumi

Movie Review – Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî)

Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî) Japan (2019) Dir. Shinobu Yaguchi “Do-ya do-ya do-ya do-ya wanna dance” Personally no, as I have three left feet, no sense of rhythm, and a little thing called dignity that stops me from making a prat of myself in public. Others aren’t so inhibited and enjoy prancing about to … Continue reading Movie Review – Dance With Me (Dansu wizu mî)

Anime Review – The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku)

The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku) Japan (2015) Dir. Ryoutarou Makihara No, this isn’t a film about the House of Lords, rather a fanciful journey to prevent a global catastrophe with a cast of literary characters re-imagined for this ambitious and quite overloaded adventure romp. In an alternate version of London in the late … Continue reading Anime Review – The Empire Of Corpses (Shisha no Teikoku)

Anime Review – Koyomimonogatari

Koyomimonogatari (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 153 minutes approx. Release Date: June 14th Somebody up there must hate me. Regular readers will know I have never been able to connect with the Monogatari franchise therefore whenever a new title was sent to me for review it filled me with dread. It’s … Continue reading Anime Review – Koyomimonogatari