DVD & Blu-Ray

“Anne Rice wrote vampires as credible creatures and real living beings,” says director Neil Jordan, recalling his time spent with the troubled undead whilst creating 1994’s big-screen adaptation of Rice’s acclaimed 1976 novel, Interview With The Vampire. “She removed all of that Hammer Horror, tongue-in-cheek stuff – it was marvelous. I just wanted to make
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Director: Sean S. Cunningham Writer: Stephen Gyllenhaal, Brian Taggert Cast: Shannon Presby, Lori Loughlin, James Spader Distributor: 101 Films 1985 was a good year for teen movies – we had the wholesome teen pirate adventure The Goonies as well as those naughty kids in detention in The Breakfast Club. The New Kids feels very similar in
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Historical folk drama Fanny Lye Deliver’d follows the character of Fanny Lye (Maxine Peake – Peterloo, Funny Cow), who lives a quiet Puritan life with her husband John (Charles Dance – Game Of Thrones, The Imitation Game), and young son Arthur. But her simple world is shaken to its core by the surprise arrival of a mysterious young couple, Thomas
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Certificate: 15 Creator: Bruno Heller Cast: Jack Bannon, Paloma Faith, Jason Flemyng Distributor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment It’s always been a bit of a mystery as to how Batman’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), came into the Waynes’ life – but with a varying set of skills to his name and cheeky smile to accompany
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I See You is a puzzle movie where revealing the exact horror sub-genres it sticks with to the end, or even to its halfway point, constitutes as a spoiler. Penned by American actor-turned-writer Devon Graye (Dexter, The Flash), directed by Brit Adam Randall (who helmed Netflix Original sci-fi iBoy) and starring Helen Hunt and Jon
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Certificate: 15 Director: Jeff Wadlow Cast: Michael Pena, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q, Michael Rooker Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment “Da plane! Da Plane!” exclaimed the diminutive Tattoo (Herve Villechaize) excitably at the beginning of each episode of Aaron Spelling’s TV series Fantasy Island, after glimpsing the aircraft that brings guests to their magical resort for
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Director: Dave Wilson (as David S.F. Wilson) Cast: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce Running Time: 109 mins Based on the titular Valiant Comics character, Bloodshot brings beefy killed-in-action marine Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) back to life with super strength and unique healing powers to undertake tailored assassinations. Trouble is, not unlike RoboCop, he’s
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Director: Jeremy Gardner, Christian Stella Writer: Jeremy Gardner Cast: Jeremy Gardner, Brea Grant, Henry Zebrowski Distributor: Arrow Video Running Time: 83 mins Ten years after meeting, Hank and Abby are at a junction of their relationship – she’s bored of living in the small town, while he’s stuck in a rut, merrily whiling away the
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Released: Out now Certificate: 15 Creator: Damon Lindelof Cast: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison Running Time: 9 episodes When Game Of Thrones ended it felt like the era of prestige genre TV was over. Then along came Watchmen in the closing weeks of 2019 to remind us of the power of weekly event
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Director: Lucky McKee Writer: Jack Ketchum, Lucky McKee Cast: Pollyanna McIntosh, Angela Bettis, Lauren Ashley Carter, Sean Bridgers Distributor: Arrow Video Directed by Lucky McKee, and adapted by McKee and Jack Ketchum from their novel of the same name, The Woman begins with a primal look at a woman living in the woods… and, really,
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Released: Out now Certificate: 18 Director: Lukas Feigelfeld Cast: Aleksandra Cwen, Celina Peter, Claudia Martini Distributor: Arrow Video Running Time: 102 mins Though odd, Albrun (played hauntingly by Aleksandra Cwen) doesn’t seem to deserve the title ‘witch’. However, living in an isolated hut in 15th Century Europe with her baby daughter means that that’s the
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Certificate: 15 Director: Nicolas Pesce Cast: Andrea Riseborough, Demián Bichir, John Cho, Lin Shaye, Jacki Weaver, Frankie Faison, Betty Gilpin Distributor: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Running Time: 94 mins Centring on the idea that if someone is killed in a fit of a rage, the act curses the house it takes place in and leaves
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Certificate: 15 Director: Julian Richards Cast: Barbara Crampton, Michael Paré, Kayleigh Gilbert Distributor: Jinga Films Sixteen years after suffering a stillbirth, actress Lena O’Neill (played by Barbara Crampton – Re-Animator) is (obviously) surprised to find the daughter she thought she had lost turn up at her doorstep. However, this won’t be the miraculous reunion Lena
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“Bow before me.” (Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, 2020) Appearing in the new Justice League Dark: Apokolips War is Darkseid, the Dark Lord of the hellish world of Apokolips. Darkseid is a sadistic, aggressive tyrant seeking to control all sentient life throughout the universe and beyond. In his quest for ultimate power, Darkseid seeks out
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Certificate: 15 Director: Matt Peters (co-director), Christina Sotta (co-director) Writer: Ernie Altbacker, Mairghread Scott Cast: Roger Cross, Rosario Dawson, Christopher Gorham, Jerry O’Connell, Matt Ryan Distributor: Warner Home Video Justice League. DC’s band of shiny heroes who save the day, right? Well… not quite. You see, this is Justice League Dark, and in the latest
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Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, the latest animated movie from DC, opens on a typical note – Superman, all suited and booted in his blue and red costume, giving a harrowing speech to the Justice League about good conquering evil. His speech riles up his troops as they go to battle with the evil New God,
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“Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!” To mark its 40th anniversary, StudioCanal has announced a new 4k, Ultra High Definition restoration of Mike Hodge’s cult classic Flash Gordon (1980). Inject a bit of nostalgia and check out the trailer here… <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”>&#65279;</span>
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Certificate: 15 Director: Brett Pierce, Drew T. Pierce Cast: John-Paul Howard, Piper Curda, Jamison Jones Distributor: Vertigo Releasing There’s a smart concept about the anxiety that oozes out of teenage boys when it comes to the divorce at the centre of Brett and Drew T. Pierce’s latest supernatural horror, The Wretched. The brothers follow up
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With the release of the exceptional vengeance horror Revenge coming to limited edition Blu-ray by Second Sight Films, we spoke to writer and director Coralie Fargeat about the movie and much more… How did you get the idea for Revenge? The very first idea was around the main character, Jen. I wanted to explore the very
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Certificate: 18 Director: Ethan Spaulding Cast: Joel McHale, Grey Griffin, Jennifer Carpenter Distributor: Warner Brothers Home Entertainment Running Time: 80 minutes Once in every generation, a great tournament between the realms takes place that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth. This is Mortal Kombat. This generation’s champions for Earth include bicycle-kicking Liu Kang, the
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