Review Archive: May 2012

War of the Dead

You wait forever for Finnish Nazi Zombie films and then two turn up at once........

Clannad - Series 1, Part 1

No mystic Celtic folk music here, but there's a slightly supernatural edge to this enchanting High School anime series.

The Getting of Wisdom

Bruce Beresford's 1977 film of Henry Handel Richardson's classic Australian coming-of-age novel comes to UK DVD.

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1947)

The second of two Dickens releases, the 1947 version of Nicholas Nickleby comes to DVD from StudioCanal.

West Highland

Four classic documentaries on the most scenic railway journey in the world.

The Old Curiosity Shop (1934)

One of two Dickens adaptations released simultaneously, the 1934 version of The Old Curiosity Shop comes to DVD from StudioCanal.

The Theo Angelopoulos Collection Volume III

The late great Greek director's final four films, in the third of Artificial Eye's box sets.

Fairy Tail - Part 2

The fantasy adventures and wizard battles take on a new momentum in the second half of Series 1.

Tuesday, After Christmas

Second Run's impressive strike rate continues...

The Heir to Genghis Khan (aka Storm Over Asia)

Another Hyperkino edition available exclusively from MovieMail.

Castle Freak

Jeffrey Combs inherits a castle... and its freak.

The Divide

It's the end of the world in Xavier Gens' The Divide. John reviews the UK DVD...


Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu star in Potiche, a comic battle of the sexes directed by François Ozon.

The Look

Charlotte Rampling in interview and in conversation.

The Nine Muses

Rich, complex and staggeringly beautiful.

Kiddy Grade

Anyone for Auditors in Space? This 2002 anime series from Gonzo studio stretches the limits of the space anime genre.


Montgomery Clift confronts his repression in John Huston's biopic of the famed psychoanalyst

Heavenly Pursuits

Gentle Glaswegian comedy-drama with Tom Conti and Helen Mirren.

Twice Round the Daffodils

Not a Carry On, but almost...