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S&M Hunter

Ropes? Bondage? It can mean only one thing - that Kev's been watching those naughty movies again. Us...

s-CRY-ed Vol.1

Dave takes a look at the opening volume in the sci-fi action series from Sunrise, released here in the UK through beez...

s-CRY-ed Vol.2

Dave sits back with Volume 2 in this action sci-fi series from Sunrise, in which the action quota ramps up considerably to provide much in the way of raw entertainment...


Released on April 26th 2004, Andy Hall has taken an advanced look at the region release of S.W.A.T. Yet another in a very long line of TV series converted into movies, how does this one fare as a big summer action flick?

Hitchcock Collection: Saboteur

In the first of a series of reviews of films from Universal's "Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection", Mike Sutton looks at the earliest film in the set; the disappointing but occasionally inspired "Saboteur".

Sabrina (1954)

Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 2 release of Sabrina (1954). The 1954 Billy Wilder classic starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden that was a 1995 remake vehicle for Harrison Ford. This version however is the one with all the charm!

Sabrina - Centennial Collection

Beginning a lengthy look at each of the new Paramount Centennial Collection titles, clydefro reviews Billy Wilder's classic romantic drama starring Audrey Hepburn.

Sacred Blacksmith

Demons, magic, girls with big swords and other big assets... you know the score...


Chen Kaige's best since Together?

The Sacrifice

Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 0 release of The Sacrifice - a long, intricate, emotionally devastating parable of nuclear war and redemption that was the last film by the great Russian director Andrei Tarkovsky. The DVD is only adequate technically, but there's a more than welcome bonus in the form of a 101-minute documentary.

Sad Inheritance

Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 2 DVD release of Sad Inheritance

The Saddest Music in the World

A failed Broadway impresario, a cuckolded father, an amnesiac nymphomaniac with a talking tapeworm, a hypochondriac Serbian cellist with a heart in a jar of tears and musicians from every corner of the world all take part in musical duels and get bathed in vats of beer, competing to win the title of The Saddest Music in the World. Noel Megahey reviews MGM’s Region 1 DVD release of eccentric Canadian director Guy Maddin's latest venture into absurdity.

The Saddest Music in the World

Anthony Nield has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Saddest Music in the World, the latest feature from the warped imagination of Guy Maddin, here blessed with a commentary and the inclusion of Cowards Bend the Knee, extras not featured on MGM's R1 issue.


Anthony Nield takes a look at the Region 2 release of Sadisterotica. No doubt an improvement on its companion piece Kiss Me Monster it is nonetheless rendered worthless owing to its appalling presentation and dubbed soundtrack.


Anthony Nield reviews Anchor Bay's recently released offering of Sadomania, Jess Franco's 1981 women-in-prison sleaze classic.


Following on from our review of the film-only R2 release of the film, we now have a look at the R1, which comes with commentary, three featurettes and deleted scenes...

Sahara which Dirk Pitt takes on the adventure of his life. Presumably, making it through high school without taking a beating over such a ridiculous name was pipped into second place by this adventure...

Sailor Suit and Machine Gun

Possibly in line for "The greatest film name of all time 2007 for a 1981 Production" Kev reviews the 1981 Japanese Yakuza classic, which is soon to be remade in Japan. Oh noes!

Sailor: The Complete Series

Anthony Nield takes a look at DD Video three-disc set of Sailor, a fascinating 'fly-on-the-wall' documentary made by the BBC in 1976.

Saints and Soldiers

Released tomorrow, this story of heroism during the Second World War raises questions of faith and of humanity but although it looks impressive, it's let down by its audio track...

Sakura Diaries

Noel Megahey reviews ADV’s UK edition of the full 12-part TV series adaptation of the U-Jin manga series, a teen comedy built around the romantic adventures of a young man starting a new life at university in Tokyo.


A young girl is sold into prostitution in period Japan and discovers she has a talent for seduction in photographer Mika Ninagawa’s visually stunning debut. Sakuran is an eye-popping celebration of light and colour, and out now on r2j DVD.

Salam Cinema

Mark Boydell has reviewed the Region 2 release of Salam Cinema as a second instalment to his look into modern Iranian cinema. Makhmalbaf, the famed director of Kandahar, sets out to make a film in Tehran but puts an advert in a local newspaper looking to actors. 5000 people turn up on the studio's doorstep... MK2 give us another fine release of an Iranian film that will probably not see a UK release in the near future and comes with English subs on the main feature.

Salaryman Kintaro Vol.01

ArtsmagicDVD make their first venture into Anime serials with this surprisingly political tale of an ex-biker gang boss who is trying to reform and forge a career in the murky world of Japanese big business. Out soon on R1 DVD.


A new release from the Masters of Cinema label, the Maysles Brothers’ 1969 documentary feature about a group of door-to-door Bible salesmen is a ground-breaking piece of work whose humanistic elements stand the test of time. Noel Megahey reviews.

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