Review Archive: October 2007

Invisible Target (limited edition)

Benny Chan follows up New Police Story with a tale of a daring gang of robbers taking on the best of the Hong Kong Police. Now what does that remind you of? John wonders if history is repeating itself...

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (The Power Cosmic Edition)

Everyone's favourite blue-spandex-wearing superheroes are back in the not-particularly-eagerly-awaited follow-up to their 2005 debut. James hitches a ride with the Surfer and awaits the coming of Galactus.

Palms (Ladoni)

With their recent release of the Russian film Palms, Second Run unearthed a motion picture worthy of accolades and attention. It's the rare film that stands out as a truly unique viewing experience.

Death Proof: Extended and Unrated

The second half of the Tarantino/Rodriguez "Grindhouse" project has been released in an extended version on R1 DVD. Mike Sutton takes a look.

Night on Earth: Criterion Collection

Five cities, five taxi journeys. Jim Jarmusch's multi-episode comedy-drama Night on Earth is released on Region 1 DVD by Criterion. Review by Gary Couzens.

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Series 7 Part 1

Romance is in the air as Grissom takes a break, Keppler arrives and the team tackle the Miniature Killer...

Stranger Than Paradise: Criterion Collection

Jim Jarmusch's Stranger than Paradise was one of the key US independents of the 1980s. Gary Couzens reviews the Region 1 two-disc release from Criterion, which also includes Jarmusch's earlier feature Permanent Vacation.

Deliverance: Deluxe Edition

John Boorman's masterpiece is unleashed on an excellent Region 2 DVD.

Graveyard of Honor

Takashi Miike's jazz scored remake of Fukasaku's Graveyard of Honor gets the two disc treatment from Animeigo. John gives it the onceover...

The Aki Kaurismäki Collection Volume 1

Noel Megahey reviews the first of Artificial Eye's collections by the Finnish master of the deadpan comedy. The first set contains the three early films that make up the director's 'Workers Trilogy' - Shadows in Paradise (1986), Ariel (1988) and The Match Factory Girl (1990).

The Office: Season Three

It's back to Dunder Mifflin's Scranton Branch for another year with that most unique of bosses Michael Scott. James tries not to squirm too much in this review which comes courtesy of CD-WOW.

CSI: Miami Season 4, Part 1

More nonsense from Florida with the somewhat unique policing style of Horatio Caine...

The Louis Malle Collection: Volume 2

Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 2 release of the Louis Malle Collection, Volume 2, a further five of the director's films in a box set from Optimum.

The Firm (1988): Special Edition

Gary Oldman stars as the leader of a gang of football hooligans in The Firm, the last feature film made by Alan Clarke, re-released in a special edition. Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 2 DVD from 2 Entertain.

Heroes, Season 1 Part 1

With the BBC reaching the half-way point in Heroes tonight, now is the time to review the Region 2 DVD release of the same...

Zodiac

Courtesy of CD-Wow, Mike Sutton takes a look at the Paramount Region 1 release of David Fincher's ambitious thriller.

Driving With My Wife's Lover

A humiliated husband hires the taxi of his wife's lover to undertake a journey towards release in this unusual debut feature from Kim Tai-Sik. Noel Megahey reviews the Korean R3 release courtesy of YesAsia.

Pearl Jam: Immagine in Cornice

A new DVD from Pearl Jam, consisting of behind the scenes and concert footage taken during the band's five-night visit to Italy last year. Superfan clydefro takes a look.

Wild Hogs

Travolta! Allen! Liotta! Macy! Someone's idea of a dream team...

Zodiac

Released tomorrow in the UK, Michael Mackenzie has reviewed Warner's Region 2 release of Zodiac, David Fincher's serial killer thriller based on the real-life late 60s murders.

Iceman

Kev reviews Fred Schepisi's marvellous tale: an overlooked masterpiece which has equally been mistreated in the past on home video formats. Despite being a bare-bones affair Arrow Films finally gives it the presentation it deserves.

Dexter: Season 1

The kind of serial killer that we'd all strive to be...

The Raven

Second Sight release two Universal gems starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. John White decides whether The Raven is a "graveyard smash" or just plain terrible....

The Black Cat

Second Sight release two Universal gems starring Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff. John White runs the rule over 1934's The Black Cat....

Tekkonkinkreet

An American director working for a Japanese animation studio, Michael Arias brings 'Ping Pong' writer Taiyo Matsumoto's 'Black and White' colourfully to life. Noel Megahey reviews.

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