O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 303 minutes approx. Release Date: September 28th    “Girls think about sex too!” After years of slice-of-life anime series convincing us that all Japanese high school girls are chaste, virtuous and largely asexual, it seems the current trend is … Continue reading O Maidens In Your Savage Season Collection

Hanagatami

Hanagatami Japan (2017) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi Very few people get to learn when their time is up, so they can prepare for taking the necessary steps for their final hurrah. Surreal Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi was someone afforded this privilege, so he decided his swan song would be to make the film he had wanted … Continue reading Hanagatami

Gamera vs. Guiron (Gamera tai daiakuju Giron)

Gamera vs. Guiron (Gamera tai daiakuju Giron) Japan (1969) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa If you are going to plan to take over another planet and insist on taking children hostage, you shouldn’t get upset if you incur the wrath of a giant flying turtle who has taken it upon himself to protect children and the earth. … Continue reading Gamera vs. Guiron (Gamera tai daiakuju Giron)

Gamera vs. Viras (Gamera tai Uchū Kaijū Bairasu)

Gamera vs. Viras (Gamera tai Uchū Kaijū Bairasu) Japan (1968) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa There’s something strange in earth’s atmosphere, so who you gonna call? Gamera, of course! Who did you think I’d say? An alien race known as the Viras are looking for a new planet to live on, and the earth is the only … Continue reading Gamera vs. Viras (Gamera tai Uchū Kaijū Bairasu)

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection (Cert PG) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 301 minutes approx. Release Date: September 14th    No doubt you have seen TV talent shows like The X Factor, The Voice, et al, and thought the audition process seemed quite demanding and often unforgiving on the poor saps desperate for their … Continue reading Revue Starlight Collector’s Collection

Melancholic

Melancholic (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Third Window Films) Running Time: 114 minutes approx. Release Date – September 7th “It’s dangerous to know something you are not supposed to know.” Unfortunately, when we are told to mind our own business our curiosity overwhelms our better instincts to oblige, yielding consequences that fall between … Continue reading Melancholic

Gamera vs. Zigra (Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura)

Gamera vs. Zigra (Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura) Japan (1971) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa It seems protecting the earth from recently awoken dormant monsters or alien invaders is a never ending job for Gamera, the giant flying, fire breathing turtle - or at least it is an annual thing judged by the films in this classic … Continue reading Gamera vs. Zigra (Gamera tai Shinkai kaijû Jigura)

Graveyards Of Honour

Graveyards Of Honour (Cert 18) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 94 minutes/131 minutes approx. Release Date – September 7th This is a rather different two-for-the-price-of-one release as it boasts two versions of the same film - sort of. The tale of notorious real-life Yakuza Rikio Ishikawa was first brought to the screen … Continue reading Graveyards Of Honour

Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga)

Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga) Japan (1970) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Long before the Mutant Ninja Turtles were labelled “heroes in a half-shell”, a reptilian fighter of justice was already kicking butt in Japan - Gamera. Created as a belated rival to Godzilla, Gamera had run of seven successful films from 1965 to 1971, … Continue reading Gamera vs. Jiger (Gamera tai Daimaju Jaiga)

Gamera: The Giant Monster (Daikaijû Gamera)

Gamera: The Giant Monster (Daikaijû Gamera) Japan (1965) Dir. Noriaki Yuasa Imitation is reputedly the sincerest form of flattery, except in the world of cinema where it is seen as a licence to cash in on a successful format someone else thought of first. If this ersatz version of a hot property is too close … Continue reading Gamera: The Giant Monster (Daikaijû Gamera)