Mothra

Mothra (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Eureka) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. Release Date – November 16th 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 … Continue reading Mothra

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu)

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu) Japan (2019) Dir. Kenji Nagasaki It’s spin off movie time for the popular shonen fantasy My Hero Academia, the second in fact, following on from 2018’s Two Heroes, though it is reported it will be the last feature length adjunct for this … Continue reading My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (Boku no Hīrō Akademia Za Mūbī: Hīrōzu: Raijingu)

Birthday Wonderland

Birthday Wonderland (Cert PG) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray / 2 Discs Combo Collector’s Edition (Distributor: Anime Ltd.) Running time: 115 minutes approx. Release Date: November 9th    Isn’t it funny how kids can’t wait to grow and do all the things adults do that seem cool and liberating, yet when it comes to the responsibility of … Continue reading Birthday Wonderland

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. Release Date: November 9th    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 … Continue reading Moribito: Guardian Of The Spirit Collection

Dancing Mary

Dancing Mary Japan (2019) Dir. SABU Ghosts ruin everything. They ruin people’s lives by haunting them, keeping them away from buildings, being generally disruptive, and can bring misery to those who possess the uncanny ability to be able to see and make contact with them. But, that is he burden one has to bear in … Continue reading Dancing Mary

Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu)

Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu) Japan (1967) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Despite the second Gamera film Gamera vs. Barugon failing to replicate the success of the first film, Daiei Studio continued with the franchise undeterred. Combining the child-friendly appeal of the debut and the more serious storyline of the second, the formula that … Continue reading Gamera vs. Gyaos (Daikaijû kûchûsen: Gamera tai Gyaosu)

Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon)

Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon) Japan (1966) Dir. Shigeo Tanaka Following the success of the first Gamera film Daiei Studio president Masaichi Nagata immediately ordered a second, with an increased budget and an epic story to match. The result is the most Godzilla-like entry of the series. Set six months after the … Continue reading Gamera vs. Barugon (Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon)

Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai)

Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai) Japan (1964) Dir. Hideo Gosha For many, Samurai are seen as mighty warriors, demons with the sword usually found under the employ of a powerful warlord or dignitary. But there are also ronin, wandering samurai with no master to control them, roaming from town to town looking for a … Continue reading Three Outlaw Samurai (Sanbiki no samurai)

Warning From Space

Warning From Space (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 87 minutes approx. Release Date – October 12th One of the things scientists and astronomers hope for in discovering extraterrestrial life is learning from them. If they have conquered space travel chances are they have seen more than we have and might … Continue reading Warning From Space

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)