Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich she)

Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich seh) Austria (2014) Dirs. Veronika Franz & Severin Fiala The bond between mother and son can often be a close and unbreakable one - despite conventional wisdom pairing off fathers and sons and mother and daughters For the twin protagonists of this creepy outing from the team of Veronika Franz … Continue reading Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh ich she)

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WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017

WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017 (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD (Distributor: Fremantle Media) Running Time: 171 minutes/ 195 minutes approx. Release Date: November 27th The latest two-for-the-price-of-one release from WWE Home Video covers the two PPVs that took place back in the wake of Summerslam. Once again, it is necessary to warn … Continue reading WWE – No Mercy/Hell In A Cell 2017

Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)

Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)   Taiwan (2017) Dir. Cheng Wei-hao Everyone knows the Sparrow did it - he even confessed. Well, that was quick wasn’t it? Actually, the second film from Cheng Wei-hao has nothing to do with this traditional nursery rhyme aside from using the title to imply this mystery crime thriller … Continue reading Who Killed Cock Robin? (Mu ji zhe)

Darkland (Underverden)

Darkland (Underverden) Denmark (2017) Dir. Fenar Ahmad Is it possible to retain one’s cultural and racial identity having assimilated to another country’s culture and made a success of their lives? This is the unexpected subtext of what on the surface is a straight up revenge thriller from Denmark, one of the founding fathers of the … Continue reading Darkland (Underverden)

Paprika

Paprika (Cert 15) 2 Discs DVD/Blu-ray Combo (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 91 minutes approx. Release Date: November 20th  The third and final classic film to be rescued from the vaults and given a Blu-ray makeover from Manga Entertainment is the final film released during the lifetime of the late, great Satoshi Kon. The visionary … Continue reading Paprika

Land Of Mine (Under sandet)

Land Of Mine (Under sandet) Denmark (2015) Dir. Martin Zandvliet Another film about World War II that is “based on true events” - haven’t we emptied that particular well already? As it transpires we haven’t and if Land Of Mine is any indicator, there is still a huge wealth of important but overlooked tales of … Continue reading Land Of Mine (Under sandet)

Naruto Shippuden Collection 30

Naruto Shippuden Collection 30 (Episodes 375-387) (Cert 12) 2 Discs (Distributor: Manga Entertainment) Running time: 306 minutes approx. Release Date: November 27th  The big news coming out of the last volume of Naruto Shippuden was the return to the fold of Sasuke after many years fighting against his fellow Hidden Leaf ninjas. It wasn’t quite … Continue reading Naruto Shippuden Collection 30