Noel Megahey revives childhood memories reviewing the UK Region 0 release of Sid & Marty Krofft's live-action cartoon series from 1969. Jimmy tries to escape from Living Island with the help of a friendly dragon, to keep his golden flute from clutches of an evil witch. The 3-disc DVD contains every episode and some extra features.
Bex has reviewed the R2 DVD of Haibane Renmei (Volume 1: New Feathers) by MVM. Only just released on Monday, the four episodes on this initial disc establish the existence of 'haibane', girls with with vestigial ash-grey wings and halos forged fresh the day they arrive in a mysterious walled city, lacking any recollection of their previous lives.
Bex has reviewed this week's R2 release of Haibane Renmei (Volume 2: Wings of Sorrow) by MVM. Rakka begins to discover a darker side to her existence amongst the angel-like Haibane, and her bond with Reki strengthens in the wake of the first real loss since her rebirth.
Bex has reviewed yesterday's R2 release of Haibane Renmei (Volume 3: Free Bird) by MVM. When the consequences of Rakka's depression create a crisis for the Haibane, Reki is forced to examine her own dark past.
Bex rounds out her coverage of the superb anime series Haibane Renmei with MVM's upcoming R2 release of the fourth and final volume, 'Day of Flight'.
Anthony Nield reviews the sixth disc in Universal's Region 2 Written and Directed by Preston Sturges, also available as a stand alone release.
Made in 1994, "La Haine" has taken its place as a modern masterpiece of French cinema, and one of the best crime dramas of recent memory. Due for a release in "Special Edition" form, D.J. Nock reviews its best disc to date, available from all good retailers on the 27th September.
Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 2 release of the Ultimate Edition of La Haine, released over three discs by Optimum.
Patrice Leconte's tale of a wish fulfilled shows his mastery of intimate games and secret eroticism. John reviews the Severin disc
Second Sight has released three films by the acclaimed French director Patrice Leconte on R2 DVD. In the first of three reviews, Nat Tunbridge looks at the highly acclaimed 'The Hairdresser's Husband'.
The latest film from the Iranian director of A Time For Drunken Horses and Turtles Can Fly is another surreal journey through the Kurdistan borders of Iran and Iraq. Noel Megahey reviews the UK DVD release from ICA.
Teacher's on crack in Half Nelson, featuring an Oscar-nominated performance from Ryan Gosling. Gary Couzens reviews the UK Region 0 release from Axiom.
Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Hallelujah Trail. Only the performances of Lee Remick and Burt Lancaster could stop this being turned into a shiny, silver ashtray.
A nifty little western starring Ward Bond and Joseph Cotten as feuding father and son is out now in MGM's MOD line
Michael Mackenzie reviews Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween, presented here in its unrated form in a 2-disc set, and wonders how to get two hours of his life back.
Mike Sutton has reviewed the Anchor Bay R2 release of Halloween: 25th Anniversary Edition. One of the best films ever made has received a very good transfer and some fascinating bonus features.
The DVD is released on the 27th October 2003.
Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 2 release of Halloween 4. Anchor Bay are certainly starting to churn out their releases. This time Halloween 4 gets an airing and some us will be left wondering why....
Mark Davis has reviewed the Region 2 release of Halloween 5. The Halloween franchise kept rolling on in part 5. This time round the film is slightly better and the disc has much better sound than part...
Rob Zombie's anonymous sequel to his own flawed but interesting remake of the Carpenter original gets the Region 2 treatment.
And you thought Neil and Christine were strange...
In reality, Hamlet was a woman!
Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 2 release of Hammer Horror Originals. Halloween is officially over but Hammer lives on in a box set from Warner Home Video containing their three classic late-50s horror movies - Frankenstein, Dracula and The Mummy.
Eamonn McCusker has reviewed the Region 2 release of Hammer House Of Horror. It's early on 31 October and who better to provide Halloween scares than the British masters of horror - Hammer. It may not be the late-50's horror classics but the 1980 television series is still very fondly remembered.
In the first of two reviews of films by Celia director Ann Turner, Gary Couzens looks at her 1993 drama Hammers Over the Anvil, also known as That Film with Russell Crowe nude on horseback...