Review Archive: June 2007


Candy is a love story from Australia about two addicts, played by Heath Ledger and Abbie Cornish. Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 2 release from the ICA.

The Chess Players

Starring Richard Attenborough, Satyajit Ray's only Urdu film, a historical epic on the machinations of British rule in India is released on DVD this month by Artificial Eye. Noel Megahey reviews.

Doctor Who: Robot

Robot was the Doctor Who/i> serial which introduced Tom Baker as the fourth incarnation of the Time Lord. Gary Couzens reviews the Region 2 release from 2 Entertain.

Off the Black

Off the Black is an indie drama starring Nick Nolte, made in 2006 by first-time writer/director James Ponsoldt. Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 2 release from Axiom Films.

Arthur and the Invisibles

Not so far under the ground live the Invisibles, a race of tiny creatures who have something that Arthur wants so very much...

Hellboy Animated: Blood And Iron

A deadly vampire and a Greek mythological figure bring Professor Broom back into action with the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense in this second animated Hellboy adventure. Noel Megahey reviews the UK Region 2 edition.

Spanking the Monkey

Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 0 release of Spanking the Monkey, David O. Russell's blackly comic indie debut from 1994, released today on DVD by Axiom.

King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death

Dragon Dynasty release the excellent Lo Lieh vehicle King Boxer aka Five Fingers of Death complete with uber geek commentary from Quentin Tarantino. John White has a look and compares it with the previous IVL disc....

Above The Law

Eh? Where's Seagal?

Shanghai Express

A new train, a cash-strapped town and a bunch of outlaws. Sounds like the 18:55 out of Liverpool St. heading in the direction of Harlow...

Big Breadwinner Hog/Spindoe

Big Breadwinner Hog was a controversial British TV crime serial from 1969. It's released on DVD as a five-disc set along with Spindoe, a serial from the previous year. Gary Couzens reviews the Region 2 box set.

Love and Honor

In the final part in Yoji Yamada’s Samurai trilogy, A young samurai has to cope with sudden blindness and learn from scratch in the art of Kendo in order to fight an emotional duel with a skilful Samurai. Matt Shingleton reviews the r2j release from Asmik Ace.

After This Our Exile (Director's Cut)

Winner of Best Picture at both the latest Hong Kong and Taipei film awards, the Extended Director's Cut of Patrick Tam's story of a young boy's tough upbringing in Malaysia, is released as a 3-disc Special Edition in Hong Kong. Noel Megahey reviews.

Jan Svankmajer: The Complete Short Films

Noel Megahey reviews the BFI’s 3-disc collection of the complete short film work of one of the most inventive, experimental and influential animators in the world.

Masked Avengers

The bloodiest of Chang Cheh's Venoms movies with a gang of marauding mask wearing murderers being hunted down by a government posse. Ever wondered if it was possible to skewer a man with trident? John White finds out...

Ten Canoes

Winner of six Australian Film Institute Awards and now on limited release in UK cinemas, Ten Canoes is an aboriginal tale set in mythical times directed by Rolf de Heer. Gary Couzens reviews the Australian Region 0 two-disc set from Madman Entertainment.

Pan's Labyrinth: Platinum Series

Michael Mackenzie has reviewed the R1 Platinum Series edition of Pan's Labyrinth, Guillermo Del Toro's critically acclaimed and award-winning dark fairytale. New Line's 2-disc set, provided courtesy of CD-WOW, features excellent audio and an impressive array of extras.

Nina's Heavenly Delights

Inspired by a curried Glaswegian Masterchef, there's much coming out in this romantic comedy...

The Western Front: The Last Great Offensives

This review is dedicated to Harry Patch, the last "Tommy" to have fought on the Western Front in 1917, whose 109th birthday is today.

Letters From Iwo Jima

Mike Sutton updates Kevin O'Reilly's cinema review with a look at the R3 DVD, available from CD-Wow in a big value double pack with "Flags of our Fathers".

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Series 6 Part 2

Season 6 rounds off with the second part of the set and with a frankly terrifying finale involving Grissom, Sarah and a pair of dressing gowns...

Into Great Silence

Three hours inside a monastery where the monks adhere to a vow of silence, yet Philip Gröning's entrancing documentary feature is an eloquent statement on spirituality. Noel Megahey reviews the packed 2-disc edition from Soda Pictures.

Tokyo Decadence (Topaz)

Kev reviews the barebones, barely A/V release of Ryu Murakami's compelling character study, available to own on DVD now, courtesy of Arrow Films.

A Woman In Winter

Space, love, mathematics, ghosts and an exploding star all collide in this dreamy film from director Richard Jobson...

Sheitan (Satan)

Proof that the devil doesn't have all the best beats...

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