Review Archive: July 2007

Tan Lines

Surf's up, with small town boredom and teenage angst the order of the day in this gay themed Australian drama...

Snake and Crane Arts of Shaolin

Faggot'n'Peas Art of Ecky Thump

Sunshine

The Earth is dying as the Sun does and only a deep space mission can save mankind. John White takes Danny Boyle's latest movie for a spin on the R2 DVD from Fox

The Outer Limits Season One: Volume One

There is nothing wrong with your monitor screen. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. You are about to experience the awe and mystery of this review, which comes courtesy of DVD Pacific.

Blades Of Glory

Going down...in a blades of glory!

The Illusionist

Any child brought up on Paul Daniels will be surprised at the dark magic in this pre-war mystery...

The Celestine Prophecy

This religious conspiracy sees John Woodson travel to South America in search of a two-thousand-year-old scroll that predicts our future. But the Catholic Church believe it heretical and want Woodson silenced...

Frankenstein Conquers the World

The God of Kaiju and Kurosawa's right hand man, Ishiro Honda, directed two Kaiju movies which monkeyed with Mary Shelley's monster. Now the first of these two films are released on the public courtesy of Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock. John gets his Godzilla-ometer out and sees if the film is monstrously bad...

Doctor Who: Timelash

The worst Doctor Who story ever? James takes another look at a much-derided two-parter from 1985 and wonders what all the fuss is about.

if....

Malcolm McDowell leads an uprising at an English private school in Lindsay Anderson's 1968 classic if..... Gary Couzens reviews the Region 2 DVD from Paramount.

Number One, Longing. Number Two, Regret.

A dark independent neo-noir British thriller starring Jenny Agutter, Jeremy Bulloch and Paul Conway, Neil Wassell’s 2004 directorial debut is released on DVD as part of Peccadillo Pictures British Independent Cinema imprint.

PTU

Kev review's Johnnie To's eagerly anticipated film of 2003, starring Simon Yam and Lam Suet as officers who join forces in a bid to locate a missing firearm in the space of a single evening, before a war between rival gangs breaks out. Available to own now.

Dragon Fist

Jackie Chan gets very nasty in this tale of revenge...

Last of the Summer Wine: Series 5 And 6

The rolling hills of Yorkshire hide Compo, Foggy, Clegg and the wrinkled stockings of the beautiful Nora Batty...

Command Decision

Mike Sutton reviews an intriguing drama, part of the Warner World War 2 Volume 2 boxset.

Blue

Noel Megahey tries to evaluate the qualities of looking at an unchanging blue screen for 75 minutes in Derek Jarman’s last feature, made as the director was dying of AIDS in 1993. It is released this week on DVD by Artificial Eye.

Hana & Alice

Kev reviews Shunji Iwai's fourth feature-length film from 2004; a tale of two best friends whose relationship is about to be compromised when hormones get the better of them.

Bed and Board (Domicile conjugal)

Bed and Board is the third feature François Truffaut made about his alter ego Antoine Doinel, and it's one of six Truffauts released in Region 2 by 2Entertain. Review by Gary Couzens.

The Family Friend

Noel Megahey reviews the latest film from Paolo Sorrentino, the director of The Consequences of Love, another bittersweet tale of lust for love and money. Released this month on DVD in the UK by Artificial Eye.

Six Assassins

The year before he made King Boxer, Chang Hwa-Jeong made this Chinese spin on the 47 Ronin when the loyal subjects of a dethroned clan hunt down the murderous Li Ming. John gives it a spin...

Macbeth

Now showing in UK cinemas, the new film from Romper Stomper director Geoffrey Wright updates Shakespeare's Scottish Play to gangland Melbourne. Gary Couzens reviews the Region 4 release from Palace Films.

Who Can Kill a Child?

Dark Sky release this cult classic from the director of the splendid The House that Screamed, a huge influence on Argento's Suspiria.

36 Hours

The Nazis have 36 hours to find out the D-Day secrets hidden inside James Garner's mind in this entertaining, if highly flawed, thriller.

New Fist Of Fury

In this sequel to the Bruce Lee classic, Jackie Chan gets an early leading role in a film would have struggled to make a star of anyone...

The One-Armed Swordsman

Stylish and very bloody, Fang Gang is the swordsman who learns a new style of fighting when his right arm is cut off in a fight with his master's daughter...

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