Review Archive: November 2005

The Odd Couple

Anthony Nield takes a look at Hong Kong Legends' release of The Odd Couple, a highly amusing 1979 slice of martial arts comedy starring Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-Wing.

Faster

Anthony Nield takes a look at Faster, Mark Neale's documentary glimpse at the Moto GP scene, here available as an extras packed two-disc set.

A Slightly Pregnant Man

Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 release of A Slightly Pregnant Man, the third in Optimum's trio of Jacques Demy titles.

Thirteen Conversations About One Thing

Anthony Nield reviews Arrow's Region 0 release of Thirteen Conversations About One Thing, a lacklustre indie flick which finds its qualities matched in the audio visual department.

Space: 1999 Series One Special Edition

Reissued and remastered, this seven-disc set finds all twenty-four episodes from Season One looking as good as they've ever done whilst a seventh disc of extras rounds out the set in stylish fashion. But what? £80? You jest...

Almodóvar The Collection: Volume One

Anthony Nield takes a look at Optimum Releasing's Region 2 boxed set, Almodóvar: The Collection, which compiles four early works from the eighties.

Test The Nation

Anne Robinson - she's become a constant presence on the box and what better way to spend Christimas but answering her questions with the family? A two set DVD box allows you to test your knowledge of the country and your IQ.

Hoosiers

Mike Sutton takes a look at the R1 Special Edition of the much-loved sports movie "Hoosiers".

World in Action: Volume One

Anthony Nield takes a look back at Network DVD's recent Region 2 release of World of Action: Volume One, a compilation of twelve offerings from ITV's one-time flagship current affairs programme.

King Kong (1933): Collector's Edition

With a few weeks to go before the release of Peter Jackson's remake, D.J. Nock heads to Skull Island to dust-off the original 1933 masterpiece. Has Warner's two-disc Collector's Edition treated the "Eighth Wonder of the World" with the respect he deserves?

Wild At Heart (Collector's Edition)

Mark Boydell dives into Lynch's early 90s effort with Nicholas Cage and Laura Dern as the wild couple. The DVD comes with a new transfer and some decent extras.

Seinfeld Volumes 4 & 5 (Seasons 5 & 6)

Available to buy from 28th November are the award-winning fifth and sixth seasons from the hit comedy series Seinfeld. One of Sony's largest franchise releases the latest sets live-up to expectations set by previous season releases. Dave Foster takes a look...

The Cave

Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 release of The Cave, an instantly forgettable Alien knock-off which comes with a decent presentation but little in the way of extras.

Millennium: The Complete Third Season

Following the loss of his wife, Frank Black returns to the FBI for one more round of paranormal investigation. The Millennium is getting ever closer, but no one seems to care anymore in this lacklustre third season of Chris Carter's series.

The Devil's Rejects: Director's Cut

Michael Mackenzie has reviewed the R1 Canadian release of The Devil's Rejects, Rob Zombie's excellent follow-up to his quirky House of 1000 Corpses. Lions Gate have presented the unrated director's cut in an excellent 2-disc set packed full of interesting and amusing bonus features.

The Professionals (Remastered) Volume 2

Following on from September's remastered release of Season One come this, the best season of The Professionals and one that includes its standout episode - In The Public Interest...

Christmas With the Kranks

Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 disc of Christmas With the Kranks, the Tim Allen vehicle gaining a seasonal release by Sony with only a single extra to its name and poor presentation.

Millions

Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 offering of Danny Boyle's Millions, a charming little British fantasy revolving around a pair of young boys who discover a vast sum of money.

Edge of Seventeen

Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 release of Edge of Seventeen, a minor gem of a film from 1998 sadly given a shoddy presentation by TLA Releasing.

Star Trek: Nemesis SCE

Captain Picard and his crew climb aboard the Enterprise for their last cinematic adventure in this, the tenth Star Trek film. James joins them for their farewell tour and doesn't like what he sees in this Special Collector's Edition from Paramount.

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