Courtesy of YesAsia, Mike Sutton takes a look at the Japanese Region 2 DVD of "Tagatameni", a thoughtful revenge drama distinguished by an excellent leading performance.
Raphael Pour-Hashemi has reviewed the Region 1 release of The Tailor Of Panama. A terrible film with no redeeming qualities on quite a good disc with regards to extras.
Mike Sutton has reviewed the upcoming Region 2 release of The Tailor of Panama. An excellent film from the reliable John Boorman with excellent performances from Geoffrey Rush and Pierce Brosnan. The DVD is very pleasing, with the emphasis based on quality rather than quantity of extras.
Mike Sutton looks at another unsexy British sex film, one which for some reason played for a year in London's glamorous Soho.
Another good effort from Spain, Take My Eyes looks at the problem of domestic abuse in modern-day Spain with realism and passion. With outstanding performances from the leads, the film comes through as an excellent effort and a very different form of cinema from what we have been accustomed to see on our screens.
Mark! Gary! Howard! Jason! Robbie! No, not Robbie but the rest of the band are here, showing up ten years after they first left us to perform a set of greatest hits for thousands of screaming girls...
The first six feature films of Takeshi Kitano collected together by Second Sight. John appreciates one of our best modern movie-makers
Takeshi Kitano returns with a film about being Takeshi Kitano. Wilful, difficult and rather confusing, Takeshis is a world away from the director's last film Zatoichi. John White takes a look....
A grand personal indulgence or an exploration of the mind and thought process of one of Japan’s greatest filmmakers? Courtesy of YesAsia, Noel Megahey reviews the Japanese Region 2 edition of Takeshi Kitano’s surreal autobiographical film – as unique and ambitious as the man himself.
Ken Stott and a very young David Tennant star in Takin' Over the Asylum, Donna Franceschild's award-winning comedy-drama serial from 1994 makes it to DVD. Review by Gary Couzens.
A small low-budget independent film, Ying Liang's debut feature provides a humorous yet insightful look through modern China when a young boy from the provinces visits the big city looking for his father. The Chinese DVD is now available from YesAsia.
Mike Sutton has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Taking Of Pelham 123. A cracking good thriller on a rather mediocre MGM disc.
A Korean boy and girl meet, get drunk and attempt to commit suicide together... but all is not as it seems. Korean director Hong-Sang-soo uses his familiar techniques and follows the everyday activities in people's lives to examine the relationship between fiction and reality. Noel Megahey reviews the Korean Region 3 DVD release.
Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 2 release of A Tale of Springtime, the first of Eric Rohmer's Tales of the Four Seasons, and the last to be released by Artificial Eye.
Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 0 release of The Tale of Tsar Saltan, a gorgeously lavish slice of fairytale nonsense based on the Alexander Pushkin poem, given the full-scale Russian Cinema Council treatment with a particularly impressive set of extras (and rhyming subtitles, no less!). Sadly, though, there's something wrong with the aspect ratio, which mars an otherwise superb disc.
Kev reviews Tartan's release of last year's most talked about horror film from South Korea. Kim Ji-wun's "A Tale of Two Sisters" also gets a little comparison next to the Korean Metro release.
Barry Woodcock has reviewed the Region 3 release of A Tale of Two Sisters, an effective supernatural mystery from South Korea with echoes of The Others, The Sixth Sense, Ringu and The Eye.
Alexander Larman has reviewed the Region 2 release of The Talented Mr Ripley. An excellent psychological thriller is released on a disc with fine technical specs, and a fantastic commentary track
Goro Miyazaki's debut film labours under the weight of his father's reputation, but if he was not Hiyao Miyazaki's son would we care about Tales of Earthsea? John reviews the double-disc Hong Kong release....
Michael Brooke has reviewed the Region 0 DVD release of Tales from the Gimli Hospital
A century of shipbuilding, a century of superb British documentaries.
Peter Rabbit and ballet come together in this release of The Royal Ballet's 1971 feature...
The Tales of Hoffman is one of Powell and Pressburger's most neglected but extraordinarily daring films and Criterion's recent DVD release offers a splendid way of getting to see it.
Continuing the review of the Roger Corman adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe stories, Eamonn McCusker has reviewed Tales Of Terror, a compendium of three films mixing horror with comedy and also released on 20 October 2003.