Review Archive: January 2008

Walt Disney Treasures - The Chronological Donald Volume Three: 1947-1950

clydefro finishes up his look at Wave 7 of the Walt Disney Treasures with The Chronological Donald Volume Three: 1947-1950, a collection of 30 animated shorts featuring everyone's favourite angry duck.

The Ghost Goes West

John looks at this classic comedy which is released on DVD this week by Network...

A Successful Man

Part of Network’s range of acclaimed Cuban cinema, Humberto Solás’ film is a turbulent family saga spanning three decades of decadence, corruption and revolution up to the arrival of Fidel Castro. Noel Megahey reviews.

Red Dwarf: The Bodysnatcher Collection

Like the Star Wars Special Editions but with added smeg...

The Adversary

Set in Calcutta, Satyajit Ray's remarkable 1972 film considers the responsibility of an individual towards injustice in a period of political unrest. Noel Megahey reviews the UK release from Mr Bongo.

Metal Mickey: Series 1

Boogie Boogie Boogie!

Death Proof

QT's half of the Grindhouse project stretched into a main feature. Splitting one movie into two and stretching it longer than you thought possible? Finally Tarantino is homaging himself....

3:10 To Yuma

Refreshments served at Macclesfield...

Day Watch

The sequel to Russian Blockbuster Night Watch brings added kitchen sink and oomph. It's certainly big but John asks whether it's clever too?

Tennen Kokekkō

Linda Linda Linda director Nobuhiro Yamashita switches his attention to the Japanese countryside to follow the school lives and loves of a group of small-village children in this pleasant romantic comedy drama. Matt Shingleton peruses the r2j DVD, courtesy of YesAsia.

Blackrock

Australia Day at DVD Times ends with Blackrock, in tribute to the late Heath Ledger, whose first film this was. Review of the Region 4 release from Universal by Gary Couzens.

Suburban Mayhem

There are some things in life you can't control - fame, lust, murder...and Katrina. Australia Day at DVD Times continues with Suburban Mayhem, a very black comedy featuring an award-winning lead performance from Emily Barclay. Review of the Icon Australia DVD by Gary Couzens.

Funky Squad

For Australian Day Kev reviews the short-lived series from Working Dog Productions: A fun little tongue in cheek offering that perfectly riffs off seventies cop shows.

Summerfield

A schoolteacher takes a job at a seaside village where his predecessor has mysteriously disappeared. What is the secret of Summerfield? Australia Day continues with this atmospheric mystery from 1977, released by Umbrella Entertainment as part of their Oz Classics line. Review of the Australian Region 0 DVD by Gary Couzens.

2:37

Gary Couzens begins Australia Day with a review of Icon's Region 4 release of 2:37, a harrowing 2006 drama where the lives of six high school students intersect during the course of one day, with tragic results.

The Aki Kaurismäki Leningrad Cowboys Collection

Artificial Eye’s fourth and final Aki Kaurismäki set collects the adventures of the director’s spoof Siberian rock ’n’ roll band creation across two features, a concert film and five shorts. Noel Megahey reviews.

Bratz: Livin' It Up

More interactive even than the dolls!

Days of Heaven: Criterion Collection

Terence Malick's gorgeous movie gets the DVD it deserves from Criterion.

Jam & Jerusalem: Series 1

Preserving the old ways...and fruit. And pickles...

Bravo My Life

An entertaining Korean comedy, Bravo My Life shows you are never too old to achieve your dream ...even if you are a businessman approaching retirement age and want to be a drummer in a rock band. Noel Megahey reviews the Korean R3 release.

The Elephant On The Bike

The unusual title gives little indication of the subtle pleasures to be found in one of the best new independent Korean films in recent years. Noel Megahey reviews the Korean Region 3 release courtesy of YesAsia.

The Odd Couple - The Third Season

"It's a known fact that Lincoln loved mayonnaise!"

Disturbia

Proving that there's no end of uses for a good shovel!

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

The West Wing did the impossible and made politics a popular concern for primetime viewers, can Aaron Sorkin do the same for the world of modern TV. John White wants you to walk with him

Not Here To Be Loved

Noel Megahey reviews Artificial Eye's release of Stéphane Brizé's rather bland middle-age tango-dancing relationship drama, which is at least enlivened with a smouldering tango score by the Gotan Project.

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