Tag Archives: DVD

Janis: Little Girl Blue – New Release Review

A passionate and ultimately joyful celebration of Joplin’s life and career… It would, I think, be easy to make a dour, serious and depressing study of Joplin’s life and tragic death. We can be thankful then that instead Amy J. Berg has given us a film which celebrates her lust for life and experience, which captures some […]

The Ninth Configuration – New Release DVD Review

From William Peter Blatty, renowned author of The Exorcist, comes one the most unique and extraordinary films on screen, The Ninth Configuration, a taut theological thriller from 1980, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut courtesy of Second Sight. Deep in a forest of pine trees near the coast of Washington State stands a secluded gothic […]

A Kiss Before Dying – New Release Review

We take a look at this 90’s film noir as it hits UK shelves today… Rosemary’s Baby, The Stepford Wives, The Boys from Brazil – if you’d written each of the novels from which those films were adapted, you’d have to be some kind of literary powerhouse. You’d be one of those writers, like Thomas […]

The Benefactor – New Release Review

We find that this thriller has rather lost its promised potency… Pity poor Dakota Fanning: growing up, her mum is Cheryl Hines, who, to judge by Curb Your Enthusiasm, is pretty bloody difficult to live with. But as if that wasn’t bad enough, bloody Richard Gere is always just around the corner, like Denny in The […]

Ran – Brand New Poster and Trailer for 4K Restoration

Ran is back in cinemas this April with a brand new 4K restoration… Akira Kurosawa’s masterpiece Ran is heading back onto the big screen this April (1st April). Courtesy of Studio Canal/Independent Cinema Office (ICO) we are going to be treated to a beautifully spruced up 4K restoration and it arrives just in time to celebrate both the 30th […]

Nina Forever Receives Brand New Poster

This inventive future cult classic gets a new poster ahead of DVD & Blu-Ray release… We loved Nina Forever when we first saw it last year, in fact it was one of our strongest recommendations from the entire FrightFest 2015¹ line up. Now the inventive and gruesome story of a new couple being haunted by the ghost of the […]

And Then There Were None – New DVD Release Review

A perfectly executed and thrillingly dark murder mystery… And Then There Were None has been adapted before and yet no version has quite managed to capture the murky beating heart at the centre of this story until now. This isn’t your standard Christie in which a fiendish murder is solved by the intelligence of our […]

A Sense of Freedom – New Release Review

We take a look at this infamous prison drama as it celebrates its re-release on DVD… 1967: Glasgow’s most violent man, gangster Jimmy Boyle, is convicted of murder and sent to Barlinnie Prison. 1977: Boyle’s prison autobiography, A Sense of Freedom, is released. 1979: John Mackenzie films the book for STV, with David Hayman starring […]

World War II: ­The British Movietone Newsreel Years

Over 16 hours worth of WWII footage, much of which was last seen during the war… This has to be one of the most comprehensive and fascinating collections of WWII footage that’s available to the public. Movietone (founded in 1929) was the first sound newsreel service in Britain and, despite the scarcity of film, documented much […]