Early Kurosawa Part 2

Early Kurosawa Part 2 Japan (1943-45) Dir. Akira Kurosawa This is the second disc (well, the first disc actually but I was sent them in reverse order) of the Early Kurosawa set from BFI, meaning another two-for-one review! This time we go right back to the very beginning with the first feature film directed by … Continue reading Early Kurosawa Part 2

Bloom Into You Collection

Bloom Into You Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 318 minutes approx. Release Date: April  6th Love in real life is never as it is portrayed in fiction (not that I would know), so anyone expecting to hear violins and see giddy hearts whenever somebody catches their eye is in for … Continue reading Bloom Into You Collection

Penguin Highway (Pengin haiwei)

Penguin Highway (Pengin haiwei) Japan (2018) Dir. Hiroyasu Ishida Unless they are seen at the zoo in their bespoke enclosures, penguins will most likely be found in the Antarctic. Therefore, one wouldn’t expect to see a waddle of this aquatic flightless birds running along the street in rural Japan during the summer but in anime, … Continue reading Penguin Highway (Pengin haiwei)

Attack On Titan – Series 3 Part 2

Attack On Titan - Series 3 Part 2 (Episodes 50-59) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray/4 Discs Ltd Combo Collector’s Edition (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 239 minutes approx Release Date: March 23rd        With the third season of this epic fantasy series split into two parts, there was much consternation amongst some fans who felt … Continue reading Attack On Titan – Series 3 Part 2

The Girl In Twilight Collection

The Girl In Twilight Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 296 minutes approx. Release Date: March 23rd    Parallel worlds sound fascinating don’t they? The idea a universe similar to ours exists, inhabited by people who look like us, but don’t necessarily act like us. Just supposing we were able to … Continue reading The Girl In Twilight Collection

Early Kurosawa Part 1

Early Kurosawa Part 1 Japan (1944-45) Dir. Akira Kurosawa A slightly different review this time as we offer a two-for-the-price-of-one appraisal of the early films of one of the world’s most celebrated directors, Akira Kurosawa, courtesy of this four-disc collection from BFI. First up is The Most Beautiful (Ichiban utsukushiku) from 1944, which was Kurosawa’s … Continue reading Early Kurosawa Part 1

One Piece Collection 21

One Piece Collection 21 (Episodes 493-516) (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 566 minutes approx Release Date: March 16th       To say it has been a while since the last DVD release of One Piece is an understatement - December 12th 2018 was when volume 20 hit the shelves, which is … Continue reading One Piece Collection 21