Review Archive: March 2003

One Hour Photo

Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 2 release of One Hour Photo. An eerie psychological thriller starring Robin Williams as an outsider who becomes obsessed with a family whose photos he develops.

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season One

Colin Polonowski has reviewed the Region 2 release of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Season One.

GTO: The Test (Volume 4)

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 1 release of GTO: The Test (Volume 4) by TOKYOPOP. As we near the halfway mark of the series Onizuka can be found socializing with the local Mafia, digging graves at Mount Fuji and raiding the panty drawer of a fellow teacher.

Uzumaki

Noel Megahey has reviewed the Region 2 release of Uzumaki. The inhabitants of a small Japanese town fall victim to an obsession with spiral patterns that gradually terrorize and destroy them. The latest Japanese horror release from Artsmagic has some striking visuals and an imaginative premise.

Vampire Princess Miyu (TV Volume 4: Mystery)

Bex has reviewed the Region 1 release of Vampire Princess Miyu: Mystery (TV Volume 4) by TOKYOPOP. Perhaps the strongest volume of the series thus far, the five episodes on this disc explore Larva's past and hint at Reiha's future, permitting Miyu a slight reprieve from the spotlight.

Femme Fatale

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 1 release of Femme Fatale. A thoroughly enjoyable thriller from ...

Gokudo (Volume 1: Swordsman Extraordinaire)

Bex has reviewed the Region 1 release of Gokudo: Swordsman Extraordinaire (Volume 1) by Media Blasters. Definitely not your average tale of chivalry, epic quests, and derring-do, this TV series turns the fantasy genre into something delightfully twisted, and sports one of the most 'anti' anti-heroes you're likely to come across.

Seriously Funny!

Mark Campbell has reviewed the Region 2 release of Seriously Funny! and is not terribly impressed, d...

The Smart Cavalier

Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 0 release of The Smart Cavalier. Kan Fung Chi is renowned martial artist, a member of a group of rebels fighting against the corrupt government and he has a beautiful woman after him. Yet he's still not happy...

A Private Function

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of A Private Function. An excellent comedy written by ...

Puberty Blues

As Bruce Beresford's new film Evelyn is released in the UK, Gary Couzens has reviewed the Australian Region 0 release of his 1981 surf movie Puberty Blues. This release from Umbrella Entertainment via the AV Channel has a good picture and adequate extras.

The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Karl Wareham has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Divine Secrets Of The Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

Malice@Doll

Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 2 release of Malice@Doll. Released next Monday through Artsmagic is Malice@Doll, an 18-rated Japanese CG movie that boasts sex, violence and an interesting storyline from one of the writers behind Serial Experiments Lain and Evil Dead Trap 2.

The Care Bears Movie

Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Care Bears Movie, a DVD released to coincide with the Care Bears' twentieth anniversary.

The Amazing Mr Blunden

Karl Wareham has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Amazing Mr Blunden.

Lantana

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 2 release of Lantana, one of the most profound films of the last few years. Released yesterday, the DVD gives us a good image and sound combined with worthwhile extras.

Shaolin Kung Fu

Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 0 release of Shaolin Kung Fu. Carl Douglas was wrong - reluctant hero Lin Fung was definitely not Kung Fu fighting.

Nightmare City

Karl Wareham has reviewed the Region 2 release of Nightmare City ....

Roadkill

Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 2 release of Roadkill, which for once matches the US release in terms of extras.

Swimfan

Mark Campbell has reviewed the Region 2 release of Swimfan....

Returner (Deluxe Limited Edition)

Dave Foster has reviewed the Japanese Region 2 release of Returner. This stylish looking sci-fi action flick starring Takeshi Kaneshiro was recently released on Limited Edition Japanese DVD and arrived as part of a recent order, so I thought I'd take the time to offer some thoughts on another fine Japanese collectors item.

Black Christmas

Daniel Stephens has reviewed the Region 1 release of Black Christmas. The inspiration for Halloween ...

Edge Of Darkness

Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 0 release of Edge Of Darkness, a superb BBC environmental nuclear drama from 1985.

The Count of Monte Cristo (1998)

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Count of Monte Cristo. Depardieu stars in a 6 hour long adaptation of Dumas' classic. The film gets a sparse edition but we do get the original novel as an extra...

Soft Beds Hard Battles

Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of Soft Beds Hard Battles....

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