One Piece: Stampede

One Piece: Stampede (Cert 12) 1 Disc Blu-ray/2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Ltd Edition Steelbook (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 102 minutes approx. Avast me hearties! We set sail once again for another rip roaring madcap theatrical adventure with the crew of the Thousand Sunny, the Straw Hats. But this is no ordinary big screen outing as … Continue reading One Piece: Stampede

Porco Rosso (Kurenai no Buta)

Porco Rosso (Kurenai no Buta) Japan (1992) Dir. Hayao Miyazaki Nope. I’m not going to do it. Yes, this film does involve a pilot who happens to be of the porcine persuasion, but making the obvious joke about it in reference to an old adynaton is far too easy. So it’s not happening, not even … Continue reading Porco Rosso (Kurenai no Buta)

Aquaman

Aquaman (Cert 12A) US (2018) Dir. James Wan Of all the comic book superheroes Aquaman was probably the last one fans expected to get a live action film but here it is. Having made appearances in Batman vs. Superman and Justice League, this watery warrior gets his own big screen outing that takes us right … Continue reading Aquaman

One Piece Collection 20

One Piece Collection 20 (Episodes 469-491) (Cert 12) 4 Discs DVD (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 543 minutes approx    When we last saw Monkey D. Luffy he was on the verge of rescuing his brother Ace from execution at Marineford, now aided by the monstrous Whitebeard and his many pirates. The Marines are not … Continue reading One Piece Collection 20

One Piece Collection 19

One Piece Collection 19 (Episodes 446-468) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 543 minutes approx   If Monkey D. Luffy is your favourite One Piece character this latest volume will be a manna from heaven for you as the bulk of its twenty-two episodes are devoted to his mission to save his brother … Continue reading One Piece Collection 19

One Piece Collection 18

One Piece Collection 18 (Episodes 422-445) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 565 minutes approx  Welcome back to the further adventures of everybody’s favourite pirates the Straw Hats as One Piece continues to roll on. In truth, this is a bit of a white lie as this collection features Straw Hats rubbery … Continue reading One Piece Collection 18

One Piece Collection 17

One Piece Collection 17 (Episodes 397-421) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 588 minutes approx   It’s been a while since we last set sail aboard the Thousand Sunny with the Straw Hats - fifteen long arduous months of waiting in fact! I say arduous as the last volume ended on an almighty … Continue reading One Piece Collection 17

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

One Piece Collection 16

One Piece Collection 16 (Episodes 373-396) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 566 minutes approx.     This latest instalment of the continuing adventures of the Straw Hats is a mixed bag that sees the unfinished business from the last release reach its resolve, the brief diversion of a swiftly concluded filler arc … Continue reading One Piece Collection 16

One Piece Collection 13

One Piece Collection 13 (Episodes 300-324) (Cert 12) 4 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 566 minutes approx   It would appear that 13 really is an unlucky number for fans of One Piece as the release of this latest volume was originally due out in February of this year but was continually delayed. It is … Continue reading One Piece Collection 13