It's been a long time coming but finally the wait is over as the first instalment in the third and final season of Tokyo Ghoul:re is available to add to your collection now! It's available as a Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition set and on regular DVD.
Today this post will be focusing on bringing you an unboxing of the Blu-ray Ltd. Collector's Edition set specifically, but if you're not familiar with the third season chances are there'll be some useful information in this post for you either way. Continue Reading
By Andrew Osmond.
Calamity of a Zombie Girl is a horror film. If we’re being more precise, it’s a schlocky horror picture show, and it doesn’t pretend otherwise.
It’s a film in which college-age students investigate an occult mystery, uncover something they shouldn’t, and then start dying messily. There will be blood. Heads will be severed and splatted. Females will be inappropriately unattired. Cute animals will have a bad time. And none of the victim will think of doing the obvious things like getting away from here. Taken all together, it’s a time-honoured template, familiar to the kind of grizzled gore-hounds who’d watch a film like Bloodbath at the House of Death just for its name. Continue Reading
by Jeremy Clarke.
A boxer with no fear of death. Japanese yakuza, Chinese triads. A bag of drugs. A girl sold into prostitution. Director Takeshi Miike’s latest is a potent cocktail of these ingredients, a mass of mayhem orchestrated with his trademark pace, panache and energy.
And yet, as its 14th February UK release date implies, First Love is also a Valentine’s Day-friendly date movie. Not, admittedly, your average date, but Miike has never been your average director. High-profile titles released in the West like Dead or Alive, Ichi the Killer and Yakuza Apocalypse give an certain idea of what he’s about – life, death and gangsters. This, of course, is only one facet of his multi-nuclear career, which has also seen samurai epics and a musical. If you include his early, made-for-video features of the early 1990s, Miike has now made over a hundred films. Many are highly entertaining and one or two, such as Audition, the sweet romantic film that turns into a truly terrifying horror thriller, might justifiably be termed great. First Love may not quite be Audition, but it’s arguably his best film for years. Continue Reading
Gundam fans! We know you're always chomping at the bit for any details when it comes to future releases of our, and today we're bringing you details from a bit further down the pipeline than usual, as the subject of today's announcement will be getting released after some products we've not talked about yet - more on those to follow in the coming months.
But today we're delighted to say that on 4th May 2020 we're going to be releasing Mobile Suit Gundam 0083 as a Blu-ray Limited Collector's Edition set that will feature, for the first time ever in the UK, the 13 episode OVA series "Stardust Memory" as well as the compilation film "The Afterglow of Zeon".
Read on below for the details. Continue Reading
By Jasper Sharp.
Satoshi Kon’s Millennium Actress (screening next month at the Glasgow Film Festival), uses its heroine to explore themes of subjectivity and spectatorship, with a topic that might at first seem better suited to live action. In all those elements, it bears some similarities with his debut feature Perfect Blue (1997), which pitched the viewer into the fragmenting worldview of a retired teen pop idol, haunted by her former stage persona. Both films played with audience expectations as to what was permissible or appropriate within the medium, while blurring the boundaries between the illusory and the real through a labyrinthine series of flashbacks, shifting character perspectives, films within films and dream sequences. The crucial difference with Millennium Actress, however, is its marked lightness of tone. Continue Reading