CARS 3

There are probably people thinking, ‘Oh, another Cars film from Pixar, they do churn these things out.’ But there’s a short film included on this disc – Lou – that is so beautifully detailed in its construction, and so involving in its narrative, it packs a huge emotional punch that only the most cynical of … Continued

VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS

Luc Besson’s SF fantasy was much maligned upon its release earlier in 2017 and left audiences as well as critics as cold as deep space. You’d believe it was a huge flop but, despite horrible reviews, it manages a worldwide gross of $225m against a whopping $177m budget, so there’s clearly appeal in this tale … Continued

HANS ZIMMER – LIVE IN PRAGUE

Film composers utilise the opportunities they get to perform live to the best of their abilities amidst their production commitments and for the fans who love listening repeatedly to their music via LP, CD or stream, it is a great chance to experience the purity of live sound, coupled with the many golden memories of … Continued

DRAGON BALL Z MOVIE COLLECTION TWO

Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection Two contains the Dragon Ball Z movies, The Tree of Might, and Lord Slug. These two films that are very similar in terms of plot. In both The Tree of Might and Lord Slug an alien menace shows up and tries to change the environment of the earth for their own … Continued

YOUR NAME

A runaway hit in its native Japan, Your Name begins as a humorous teen body-swap comedy before gradually transforming into something profoundly complex. Japanese director Makoto Shinkai’s fifth film sees him grappling once more with themes of separation, distant love and loneliness in this strange, genre-hopping story of intermingling lives. Your Name marks Shinkai as … Continued

GEORGE A. ROMERO: BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAWN

This collection presents three early films from the legendary horror director, George A. Romero, who sadly passed away in July of 2017. The horror master was best known for his series of gruesome and satirical horror films about an imagined zombie apocalypse, beginning with Night of the Living Dead (1968), which is often credited as … Continued

47 METRES DOWN

It’s hard to maintain character and drama when your two stars are marooned 47 metres under the ocean and spend over two-thirds of the film’s running time encumbered by diving masks. Still, English writer/director Johannes Roberts must have made a pretty good stab at it, with 47 Metres Down making back almost ten times its $5.5m … Continued

FEAR IN THE NIGHT (1972)

It’s no surprise that the script for 1972’s Fear in the Night had been kicking around for a decade before it finally got made. This is no Hammer Horror but instead fits more closely with Taste of Fear or Paranoiac and deliberately echoes the likes of Les Diaboliques and Hitchcock.  As might be expected therefore … Continued

THE DOCTORS: THE WILLIAM HARTNELL YEARS

Of all the Doctors Who, William Hartnell is by far the least knowable. Having passed away prior to the dawn of fandom, and having been too ill during the tenth anniversary year to have participated much in the celebrations – thus missing out on joining his successor on Pebble Mill at One – there is … Continued

FOUR FILM NOIR CLASSICS

With the likes of Goodfellas, Pulp Fiction, and Reservoir Dogs approaching or achieving their quarter century of release and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver paying homage to the likes of The Driver and Freebie and the Bean, it’s timely that Arrow Academy has put together a cracking quartet of classic noir thrillers from the Golden Age … Continued