Review Archive: May 2012

War of the Dead

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

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

Four classic documentaries on the most scenic railway journey in the world.
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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.
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The Theo Angelopoulos Collection Volume III

The late great Greek director's final four films, in the third of Artificial Eye's box sets.
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Fairy Tail - Part 2

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

Second Run's impressive strike rate continues...
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The Heir to Genghis Khan (aka Storm Over Asia)

Another Hyperkino edition available exclusively from MovieMail.
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Castle Freak

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

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

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

Charlotte Rampling in interview and in conversation.
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The Nine Muses

Rich, complex and staggeringly beautiful.
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Kiddy Grade

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

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

Gentle Glaswegian comedy-drama with Tom Conti and Helen Mirren.
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Twice Round the Daffodils

Not a Carry On, but almost...