Review Archive: November 2007

Twisted Terror: Someone's Watching Me

John Carpenter's excellent TV movie from 1978 gets a reasonable release on DVD from Warners as part of their Twisted Terror set.

The Past Unearthed: A Collection of Feature Films in the Japanese Colonial Period

Recently rediscovered, the Korean Film Archive present a collection of four historically important films that present an intriguing glimpse into filmmaking and propaganda during the 1940-45 war years of the Japanese colonial period. Noel Megahey reviews.

CSI: New York: Season 3 Part 2

The best CSI season to date rounds off with a gang of Irish terrorists. Nice to have us back on the terrorist map...

Where's Officer Tuba

John takes a look at this early Sammo Hung action comedy which is now available on Joy Sales low-priced "Legendary Collection" line of releases...

Star Trek: The Original Series - Season One (Remastered)

James takes in the new remastered version of Star Trek TOS Season 1, complete with new special effects and dazzling picture quality. Currently only available as a HD DVD Combo set, this review covers the DVD side of the set only...

Transformers (2-Disc Special Edition)

And not a single bemused "how do I put this back together" child in sight...

Railroad

A man and a woman, each disillusioned and broken by events in their lives, take a train journey into the snowy night. Park Heung-shik's considers their fate as an example of Korean society in this moody debut feature. Noel Megahey reviews the Korean Region 3 Limited Edition.

Great British Journeys: Series 1

By car, by rail and by foot. Mostly by foot...

Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition

Dear Reader, I've just spent a few of the strangest and most uneven days in a little town called Twin Peaks. People were murdered, fires were started, and I was left holding a delicious-looking donut and a cup of fresh black coffee. It's a great place to visit, but not sure I'd want to live here. See you soon. clydefro

Bleach Series 01 Part 01

I see dead people… A 15 yr old high-schooler becomes a Soul Reaper: a warrior spirit who cleanses evil demons by slicing their heads in half in this exciting new Anime series. Matt Shingleton takes a look at MangaUK’s first boxset release.

The Island

John takes a look at the new DVD of your average slapstick bodycount movie and wonders why this kind of movie hybrid never took off

Torso

Sergio Martino's giallo comes out on DVD for the good people in the UK. John gets his critical cleaver out..

The Story Of A Love Affair

Mr Bongo films(really) release Michelangelo Antonioni's debut onto DVD. A favourite of that Scorsese chappie, John takes a look...

Préparez Vos Mouchoirs

Bertrand Blier's 1978 comedy, winner of the 1979 Academy Award for Best Foreign film, finally makes it to DVD...

The Aki Kaurismäki Collection Volume 3

Artificial Eye's third Kaurismäki set contains four of the director's films, seeing him take his drab, droll style to the literary classics in Crime and Punishment, Hamlet Goes Business, La Vie de Bohčme and Calamari Union.

Teletubbies: Happy Christmas

Is the snow not melted by that giant, babyfaced sun?

Black Christmas (2006)

I'm dreaming of a...

Twisted Terror: The Hand

It creeps and it crawls but it sure as hell doesn't scare.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Offering danger, romance, magic...and a very sound deal on carpets!

Killer Nun

Nuns, hard drugs and girl on girl action in the cloisters. God bless Shameless for their appropriate moniker and sleazy releases!

The Stendhal Syndrome

Michael Mackenzie reviews Blue Underground's recent release of Dario Argento's The Stendhal Syndrome, presented for this first time uncut in North America in this 2-disc special edition, courtesy of DVD Pacific.

Nosferatu

Fully restored with the original score and accurate colour tinting, Masters of Cinema present the definitive 2-disc edition of F.W. Murnau’s classic silent horror film, one of the best films ever made. Noel Megahey reviews.

Beloved (Amada)

Viewing social uprising as an aristocratic romantic melodrama, politics and forbidden love combine in this 1983 film from revolutionary Cuban film director Humberto Solás, released by Network as part of their Cuban Cinema line-up.

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