Quirky indie comedy from New Zealand? It doesn't sound promising, but John takes a look at the Optimum disc of this surprise Kiwi hit.
Hotel California...that was their theme and a good deal less exciting than the Southern Californian cannibalistic death cult that I, in my youthful foolishness, suspected it sang of...
Mark Boydell looks at Ucho (The Ear) - a Czechoslovakian film banned for 20 years which is finally released in the UK.
Mark Campbell has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Early Bird / Press For Time.
Anthony Nield has reviewed the BFI's forthcoming Region 2 release of Early Cinema : Pioneers and Practitioners, a two-disc set which collects some truly wonderful examples of cinema's efforts, from the early actuality shorts of the Lumiere brothers to Edwin S. Porter's magnificent The Great Train Robbery.
Anthony Nield has taken a look back at the BFI's Region 2 release of The Early Films of Peter Greenaway 1. Though lesser known than his subsequent work as a feature film director, the six films compiled here represent a body of work in their own right, and a fully rewarding one at that. The disc also comes with some noteworthy extras.
Following DVD Times's recent reviews of Hitchcock's British Years, Gary Couzens takes a two-review look back at Optimum's nine-film Early Hitchcock Collection box set. He begins with the silent films: The Ring, The Farmer's Wife, Champagne and The Manxman.
Gary Couzens concludes his look at Optimum's Region 2 Early Hitchcock Collection box set, with five of the Master's early talkies - Blackmail, Murder!, The Skin Game, Rich and Strange and Number Seventeen.
Akira Kurosawa's first six films as a solo director, available now from the BFI.
Anthony Nield looks at another of Pathé's World Cinema releases, their Region 2 offering of Deepa Mehta's disappointing Earth, here matched with a shoddy transfer and complete lack of extras.
Kev looks back at the wonderful first - and best - season of Gene Roddenberry's posthumous series, which is now available to own care of Universal.
There is a tendency, when one is watching this, to nod one's head and think about quickly moving on...
Not the middling kind of earthquake that has you wondering if a tractor has just driven past but the kind that even ruffles the hair of the legendary Charlton Heston...
Bex has reviewed the recent R2 release of Earthsea, a fantasy TV mini-series adapted (loosely) from the famous novels of Ursula LeGuin.
Gary Couzens begins a series of reviews of the Region 1 James Dean Collection box set, by looking at East of Eden, Dean's first starring role and a DVD up to Warner's usual standards.
Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 0 DVD release of East Side Story
Noel Megahey reviews the single-disc Canadian edition of MGM's colourful 1948 Irving Berling musical starring Fred Astaire and Judy Garland.
Dave Foster has reviewed the Region 0 release of Eastern Condors. Sammo Hung and Yuen Biao excel in this action packed Hong Kong war movie. The Hong Kong Legends DVD offers a good transfer but is sadly cut and also lacking in the extras department.
Fortune Star have given Sammo Hung's shoot 'em up actioner a new remastered edition. John works out if Sammo out-Rambos Rambo..
Mike Sutton reviews the Pathe Region 2 release of David Cronenberg's latest film, another example of his exquisite mastery of filmmaking.
The Preston Sturges-scripted comedy finally comes to DVD. "What's the big idea, anyway?" "Kismet."
Now on its 35th Anniversary, Columbia Tri-Star release the seminal "Easy Rider" in Special Edition form. Starring Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson, it's the quintessential road movie. D.J. Nock reviews the set, and calls it an "essential purchase".
Mike Sutton has reviewed the R2 release of Easy Riders Raging Bulls, a piece of tabloid journalism masquerading as serious film history. Entertaining as long as you don't think about it, but it soon falls apart when you consider just what's been missed out. The DVD contains some additional footage which is more interesting than the main feature.
Eaters arrives on DVD, but is the Italian zombie flick anything more than a flashback to its notorious predecessors? Mark investigates....