Review Archive: November 2008

Walt Disney Treasures - The Mickey Mouse Club Presents Annette

Take a trip back to the late 1950s, when the malt shop was the place to be and Annette Funicello was the girl next door. It's Twin Peaks without the irony.
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La Femme Publique

Mondo Vision release Andrzej Zulawski's superb La Femme Publique with some very nice extras and superb packaging. John loops the loop over sex, politics and a bit of Dostoevsky..
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Chemical Wedding

Co-written by Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson, Chemical Wedding is one of the silliest British horrors in quite some time. Anthony Nield takes a look at Warner Music Vision's Region 2 release...
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Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage

Do not go into the light! Turn away from it! Don't even look at it!
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I Was a Soldier

A rare chance to catch up with Michael Grigsby's superb 1970 documentary on Vietnam veterans. Anthony Nield reviews this French Region 0 release.
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Hancock: Special Edition (2 Discs)

Flying at supersonic speeds under the influence of alcohol...
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Savage Grace

Tom Kalin's fascinating but frustrating true-crime story gets a reasonably good UK release from Revolver DVD.
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Oasis Of Fear

Umberto Lenzi's hippie thriller gets the Shameless treatment in a rebuilt edition. John kicks its tyres, bounces the suspension and checks the log book...
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Endless Way

Shen Wensheng’s beautifully shot 2004 film is set in the mountains of West Hunan in China, where two lovers are torn apart by the village conflicts and a personal sense of duty. Noel Megahey reviews the UK DVD release from Escapi.
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L'Argent (1928)

Masters of Cinema's final release for 2008 is L'Argent, an epic-scaled late silent directed by Marcel L'Herbier in 1928. Gary Couzens reviews the two-disc set.
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Journey to Justice

A fairly recent to the Holocaust documentary oeuvre, Journey to Justice tells the remarkable story of Howard Triest. Anthony Nield reviews Edition Filmmuseum's Region 0 release.
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Nerven

Anthony Nield takes a look at Edition Filmmuseum's Region 0 release of this early German silent ripe for rediscovery.
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Doctor Who: Four to Doomsday

The second of our two reviews on Doctor Who's 45th Anniversary looks at one of the latest releases in the Classic Who line, which saw Peter Davison make his full-length debut in the role of the Fifth Doctor.
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Doctor Who: New Beginnings

To celebrate Doctor Who's 45th Anniversary James catches up with two Classic Who releases not yet reviewed on DVD Times, starting with this three-story set which saw Tom Baker regenerating into Peter Davison, heralding the start of a new era.
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The Devil's Playground

Passions and frustrations run high in an Australian Catholic seminary in 1953, in Fred Schepisi's award-winning debut feature The Devil's Playground, which arrives on DVD from Umbrella. Review by Gary Couzens.
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Merlin: Volume 1

For it is the doom of men that they must meddle in remakes...
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The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Things are getting strange, I'm starting to worry...
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It's A Wonderful Life

Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!
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Babylon

Anthony Nield reviews Icon's recently released Region 2 disc of Franco Rosso's Babylon, a key piece of British cinema and treated here to a stunning restoration.
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Roman Holiday - Centennial Collection

The film and performance that made Audrey Hepburn a star gets revisited by Paramount and reviewed here by clydefro.
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Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law Volume One

James got that thing sent to him in this review of one of [adult swim's] most enduring shows.
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Bleach Series 02 Part 02

Zaraki Kenpachi finally catches up to Ichigo in the explosive conclusion to Series 02. Matt Shingleton takes a look at Manga UK’s R2UK DVD release.
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Fighters / Real Money

The latest release from Second Run, a pair of raw, authentic boxing pics from Ron Peck, one fact, one fiction. Anthony Nield reviews...
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Beat Street

I said a hip-hop...the hippie the hippie to the hip hip hop, a you dont stop!
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Sunset Blvd. - Centennial Collection

The poor dope. He always wanted a pool.

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