24th Sep2018

‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Paul Bettany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Jon Favreau | Written by Jonathan Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan | Directed by Ron Howard Fans of the Star Wars movies could be forgiven for having “a bad feeling about this” when it was announced that director Ron Howard […]

20th Sep2018

‘My Man Godfrey’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Carole Lombard, William Powell, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Alice Brady | Written by Eric Hatch, Morrie Ryskind | Directed by Gregory La Cava The fate of the stars of this socially-conscious screwball comedy, directed by former animator Gregory La Cava in 1936, couldn’t be more different. Carole Lombard was cruelly cut off in her […]

18th Sep2018

‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

Features the voices of: Ruby Barnhill, Jim Broadbent, Ewen Bremner, Lynda Baron, Louis Ashbourne Serkis, Morwenna Banks, Teresa Gallagher, Rasmus Hardiker, Rebecca Kidd, Kate Winslet | Written by Riko Sakaguchi, Hiromasa Yonebayashi, David Freedman, Lynda Freedman | Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi Now I’ve already reviewed Mary and the Witch’s Flower earlier this year. That first […]

11th Sep2018

‘Cold Water’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Cyprien Fouquet, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, László Szabó, Smaïl Mekki | Written and Directed by Olivier Assayas This 1994 film from Olivier Assayas (known recently for Clouds of Sils Maria and Personal Shopper) ends ambiguously, with a blank piece of paper. It’s an image that aptly sums up this intriguing yet frustrating film as […]

11th Sep2018

‘Frightmare’ Blu-ray Review (88 Films)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Ferdy Mayne, Leon Askin, Jeffrey Combs, Luca Bercovici, Nita Talbot, Leon Askin, Jennifer Starrett, Barbara Pilavin, Alan Stock | Written and Directed by Norman Thaddeus Vane Fandom takes on a whole new meaning when a group of film loving college students decide to pay the ultimate respects to their favourite horror icon, the recently […]

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06th Sep2018

Competition: Win horror ‘Incident in a Ghostland’ on Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Incident in a Ghostland – out on Blu-ray & DVD 3rd September from Arrow Video – we are giving away a copy on Blu-ray! From the director of 2008’s horror ordeal, Martyrs, Incident in a Ghostland is a terrifying thrill ride that’s as intense as it is disturbing. Having screened […]

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01st Sep2018

‘Ghost Stories’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Andy Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Leonard Byrne, Nicholas Burns, Jill Halfpenny | Written and Directed by Andy Nyman, Jeremy Dyson Adapted from their own supernatural stage play, Ghost Stories is a lovingly crafted horror anthology from writing / directing duo Andy Nyman and Jeremy Dyson. Inspired by British portmanteau horror films […]

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24th Aug2018

‘Sex, Lies and Videotape’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Andie MacDowell, James Spader, Laura San Giacomo, Peter Gallagher | Written and Directed by Steven Soderbergh Another chance to see where it all began for (a then 26-year-old) Steven Soderbergh comes in the form of this sumptuous box set from Criterion. They might have missed a trick by not housing it in a Betmax-style […]

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22nd Aug2018

‘Truth or Dare’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Lucy Hale, Violett Beane, Tyler Posey, Sophia Ali, Hayden Szeto, Landon Liboiron, Nolan Gerard Funk, Sam Lerner | Written by Jillian Jacobs, Michael Reisz, Jeff Wadlow, Christopher Roach | Directed by Jeff Wadlow The latest low budget horror flick from Blumhouse Productions is about a demonically possessed game of Truth Or Dare that kills […]

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21st Aug2018

‘Rampage’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Naomi Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Jake Lacy, Breanne Hill, Joe Manganiello, Will Yun Lee | Written by Ryan Engle, Carlton Cuse, Ryan J. Condal, Adam Sztykiel | Directed by Brad Peyton Dwayne Johnson re-teams with San Andreas director Brad Peyton for this hugely entertaining creature feature, based on the fondly […]

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21st Aug2018

‘Black Clover: Season 1, Part 1′ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

Years ago, we had the big 3 of Shonen anime. Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. Now there seems to be a new big 3 for the new generation of anime viewers and that would be One Piece, My Hero Academia and the subject of this review: Black Clover… or at least it hopes to be. […]

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16th Aug2018

‘A Quiet Place’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe, Cade Woodward | Written by John Krasinski, Bryan Woods, Scott Beck | Directed by John Krasinski Imagine a world where making even the tiniest noise could get you torn to pieces by a scary alien monster. That’s the killer premise behind A Quiet Place, an original […]

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09th Aug2018

Competition: Win a “Premium Collection” Blu-ray of ‘Von Ryan’s Express’

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Von Ryan’s Express – available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Dual Format from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 13th August 2018 – we are giving away a copy! Frank Sinatra and Trevor Howard star in this classic war drama directed by Mark Robson. When US pilot Colonel Joseph Ryan […]

07th Aug2018

Competition: Win a “Premium Collection” Blu-ray of ’1984′

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of 1984 – available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Dual Format from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 13th August 2018 – we are giving away a copy! In a holocaustic future world, perpetually at war, where failure to conform is the ultimate crime, Winston Smith (John Hurt) rewrites history books […]

18th Jul2018

‘Mom and Dad’ Blu-ray Review

by Matthew Turner

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Selma Blair, Anne Winters, Zackary Arthur, Robert T. Cunningham, Lance Henriksen, Marilyn Dodds Frank, Samantha Lemole, Olivia Crocicchia, Adin Steckler, Rachel Melvin, Sharon Gee | Written and Directed by Brian Taylor NOTE: With the film finally hitting DVD and Blu-ray, here’s a repost of our review of Mom and Dad from its […]

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16th Jul2018

Competition: Win ‘Doom Asylum’ on Arrow Video Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of Doom Asylum – available on Blu-ray 16th July from Arrow Video – we have a copy to giveaway! Horror-comedies are somewhat ten-a-penny but they so often get the balance completely wrong. They either go too funny and nullify the scares, or too scary so the laughs seem misplaced. Doom Asylum, […]

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12th Jul2018

‘Tokyo Ghoul’ Blu-ray Review

by Xenia Grounds

Stars: Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu, Nobuyuki Suzuki, Hiyori Sakurada, Yu Aoi, Shoko Aida, Kenta Hamano, Kunio Murai | Written by Ichiro Kusuno | Directed by Kentaro Hagiwara Live-action anime adaptions have an interesting history to say the least. They can be great (Death Note, the Japanese movies) but some have been rather problematic (Dragonball Evolution). […]

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25th Jun2018

‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’ Blu-ray Review (Criterion)

by Rupert Harvey

Stars: Bill Murray, Owen Wilson, Cate Blanchett, Jeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Anjelica Huston | Written by Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Directed by Wes Anderson “This is an adventure.” That’s the last spoken line of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, the fourth feature from everyone’s favourite Texan oddball, Wes Anderson. Released in 2004, three […]

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22nd Jun2018

Competition: Win Abel Ferrara’s ‘The Addiction’ on Arrow Video Blu-ray

by Phil Wheat

To celebrate the release of The Addiction – available on Blu-ray 25th June from Arrow Video – we have a copy to giveaway! Starring Lili Taylor and Christopher Walken, The Addiction is one of the most powerful vampire movies ever made, with everything from its grainy black and white aesthetic to its raw central performance, […]

14th Jun2018

‘My Hero Academia Season 2 – Part 2′ DVD Review

by Xenia Grounds

There was a lot to love about the first half of season 2 of My Hero Academia. It was fun, had great character development and continued to balance great action, comedy and heart that has been seen since My Hero Academia started. I also mentioned in my last review that there was more story set […]

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12th Jun2018

‘Ninja III: The Domination’ Collector’s Edition Review (Scream Factory)

by Phil Wheat

Stars: Lucinda Dickey, Sho Kosugi, Jordan Bennett, David Chung, Dale Ishimoto, James Hong | Written by James R. Silke | Directed by Sam Firstenberg After the body of a sexy bouffant-haired telephone maintenance engineer – who is also an aerobics instructor on the side – is possessed by the spirit of an evil ninja, she […]

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12th Jun2018

‘The Dam Busters: Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

by Paul Metcalf

Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney, Patrick Barr, Ernest Clark, Derek Farr, Charles Carson, Stanley Van Beers, Colin Tapley, Raymond Huntley, Hugh Manning | Written by R.C. Sherriff | Directed by Michael Anderson Many of the classic World War 2 movies are based on real-life battles and events that led to the […]

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