Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna) Japan (1973) Dir. Eiichi Yamamoto Aesthetically there is little to suggest that this baffling slice of psychedelic erotica can be classified as anime. But it is part of a trilogy involving the godfather of anime and manga Osamu Tezuka, so who are we to argue? Based loosely on the … Continue reading Belladonna Of Sadness (Kanashimi no Beradonna)

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God Eater Part 2

God Eater Part 2 (Episode 8-13) (Cert 15) 1 Discs DVD / 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 136 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  The war between humans and the Aragami continues in the second instalment of this adaptation of the popular video game. Resuming the story from where we left it, God … Continue reading God Eater Part 2

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

A Certain Magical Index: The Movie - The Miracle Of Endymion (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 90 minutes approx. Release Date: September 18th  It would seem that the Index franchise is popular enough in Japan to warrant the cinema spin-off treatment usually reserved for the bigger anime series. But … Continue reading A Certain Magical Index: The Movie – The Miracle Of Endymion

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu) Hong Kong (2000) Dir. Tsui Hark If there is a problem that has plagued mankind since time immemorial it is the simple human virtue of accepting responsibility for our actions. In the current era of the blame culture in which everyone is out for themselves and would happily … Continue reading Time And Tide (Shun liu ni liu)

The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma)

The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma) Hong Kong (1982) Dir. Ronny Yu I might as well tell you now, the titular postman isn’t your average Royal Mail worker seeking revenge against the noisy terrier at No. 27 that has a habit of jumping up at the door every time he makes a delivery. Nor … Continue reading The Postman Strikes Back (Xun cheng ma)

The Boy And The Beast

The Boy And The Beast (Cert 12) 1 Disc (Distributor: Studiocanal) Running Time: 119 minutes approx. Release Date – September 4th In the unofficial race to be crowned the “Next Miyazaki” the two names that appear at the top of most lists are Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda. While the former has been breaking records … Continue reading The Boy And The Beast

Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)

Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng) Taiwan (2016) Dir. Chung Mong-hong Michael Hui is one the biggest names in Hong Kong comedy, his heyday being in the 70’s and 80’s, but over the last decade is film work has slowed down a little. This black comedy from Taiwanese director Chung Mong-hong puts Hui firmly back in … Continue reading Godspeed (Yi lu shun feng)