Darling In The FranXX Part 1

Darling In The FranXX Part 1 (Episodes 1-12) (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 290 minutes approx Release Date: May 27th        A post-apocalyptic world is under threat from invading aliens and the only line of defence is a fleet of Mecha piloted by a group of plucky teens. And the … Continue reading Darling In The FranXX Part 1

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My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková) Czechoslovakia (1985) Dir. Jirí Menzel It’s fair to say that the humour of central European countries is rather esoteric and very much an acquired taste to the point of being mostly arcane for the rest of us. Topping that list must be Czechoslovakia aka Czech Republic, noted for … Continue reading My Sweet Little Village (Vesnicko má stredisková)

The Favourite

The Favourite (Cert 15) 1 Disc DVD/Blu-ray (Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment) Running Time: 120 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th If you’re going to do a modern update of All About Eve then you might as well set it in 18th century England if that makes sense. If it does, you’ve clearly … Continue reading The Favourite

Yakuza Law

Yakuza Law (Cert 18) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Video) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th “The Yakuza are groups of men bound by ironclad rules.” So boasts the legend at the start of this film, which may very well be true but it does also give the “King of Cult” … Continue reading Yakuza Law

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)

The Big Clock

The Big Clock (Cert PG) 1 Disc Blu-ray (Distributor: Arrow Academy) Running Time: 96 minutes approx. Release Date – May 13th Imagine being so good at your job that your employer entrusts only the biggest projects to you until you are unwittingly given one that is going to incriminate you in a crime you didn’t … Continue reading The Big Clock

Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 1: Presage Flower

Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 1: Presage Flower (Cert 15) 1 Disc Blu-ray/DVD (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 121 minutes approx. Release Date: May 6th   I wonder if Hideaki Anno wished his most famous creation Neon Genesis Evangelion was a visual novel before it was an anime, that way he wouldn’t have received so much flack … Continue reading Fate/Stay Night Heaven’s Feel 1: Presage Flower