Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy

Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy Thailand (2013) Dir. Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit When The Emoji Movie arrived in 2017, aside from being met by universal hostility, it was seen as a lament for modern cinema finding its inspiration in social media. Yet, this Thai black comedy drama got there first by building a story around a … Continue reading Mary Is Happy, Mary Is Happy


Battle Girl High School Collection

Battle Girl High School Collection (Cert 15) 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 312 minutes approx. Sometimes you see the title of an anime series and it pretty much tells you everything you need to know about it, even before you see the DVD cover. Battle Girl High School is such a show. The … Continue reading Battle Girl High School Collection

Bakuon!! Complete Collection

Bakuon!! Complete Collection (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD / 2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 292 minutes approx. There is always a danger of taking some of things in slice-of-life anime at face value but if they are to be believed then Japanese high schools are to be marvelled for the sheer range of … Continue reading Bakuon!! Complete Collection

House (Hausu)

House (Hausu) Japan (1977) Dir. Nobuhiko Obayashi No relation to the 1980’s Hollywood horror film series and definitely not connected to the medical TV show starring Hugh Laurie, this cult classic from Japan was supposed to be their answer to Jaws but ended up much closer to a head spinning blend of Rocky Horror Picture … Continue reading House (Hausu)

Peppermint Soda

Peppermint Soda (Cert 12) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: BFI) Running Time: 101 minutes approx. If there is one thing that is universal it is our experiences at school. Whether you loved it or hated it, everyone can relate to the trials and tribulations of being in education. Yet it is a little peculiar that … Continue reading Peppermint Soda

Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

Serial Experiments Lain Collector's Edition (Cert 12) 3 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 310 minutes approx. MVM’s occasional trip back into the archives resurrects a polarising cyberpunk classic that is both a product of its time yet prescient in its depiction of the Internet. This re-release reduces the DVD disc count to just … Continue reading Serial Experiments Lain Collector’s Edition

Sakura Trick

Sakura Trick (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/2 Discs Blu-ray (Distributor: MVM) Running time: 279 minutes approx. There is a chance for many male otaku, being the shallow pigs that we are, the idea of a yuri - girl-on-girl - anime involving Japanese schoolgirls exploring their sexuality seems like heaven. Yet, Sakura Trick, even with its … Continue reading Sakura Trick