Archive for the ‘Bluray’ Category

Rick and Morty Season 1

While anyone is yet to throw massive amounts of money at me to make a TV show — or anything else for that matter — I’m going say things in this post that are probably way off base. To make matters worse I’m going to make out like they’re accurate or based in some kind […]

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Blu-Ray: Monsters

Invariably when you talk about MONSTERS other films will be mentioned: Cloverfield, Godzilla, The Mist. And you’d be forgiven for making the comparisons too, but what sets this film apart from the usual giant monster fare is that the creatures in this feature aren’t making their initial appearance on the city skyline. They aren’t being […]

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Blu-Ray: Last Chance to See

Whenever I watch one of those awards nights – where people who already have far more than they need get up and accept awards for things that they were already exasperatingly over-paid to do – I always end up asking myself who I’d thank should I ever win anything of greater accolade than a parking fine. […]

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Blu-Ray: The 5th Element

Stuff sneaks up on you. Like, while watching THE FIFTH ELEMENT blu-ray I realised that I’ve quietly stopped revisiting the movies that I love. When I was a kid I’d watch the same movie over and over again. It was like I was trying to perform some strange repetition experiment. Honestly, if you made prisoners […]

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Blu-Ray: Claymore Collection

Told across 26 episodes, Claymore is an epic tale of good verses blah blah blah. Typical of most anime, Claymore is littered with unexplained creatures and mythology that we, the viewer, are expected to accept as ‘the way it is’. Fortunately Claymore’s story is allowed to unfold slowly, giving us plenty of time to catch […]

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Blu-Ray: The Big Blue

To most, Luc Besson is best known as the director of films like La Femme Nikita, The Professional, and The Fifth Element, but before he made all those exploderiffic action movies he made the film ‘Le grand blue’: The Big Blue. The Big Blue is the story of two men who are united by the […]

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Blu-Ray: 9

There’s something about Tim Burton that just rubs me the wrong way. I don’t know why, but for some reason seeing his name associated with a movie seldom acts as a hook for my interest. Maybe it’s just that I don’t buy his whole “I’m a scruffy, emo, artistic, weirdo” vibe… or maybe I just […]

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Blu-Ray: Ghost in the Shell 2.0 Redux

It seems like every time I post about anything that falls in to the anime category the very first thing I do is grab a pot, and wooden spoon, from the kitchen and march about banging them together, proclaiming, “I’m not an anime guy!”. So, you’d be well within your rights to pose the question: […]

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Blu-Ray: Akira

Every genre has films which are not only considered classics, but are seen as the very definition of that genre: Psycho, Double Indemnity, Night of the Living Dead, Breakfast Club, The Towering Inferno. AKIRA is indisputably high — if not in the number one spot — on the list of movies which define Anime. I […]

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Bluray: Transformers The Movie (1986)

I’m sure we’ve all had the experience of returning to somewhere we’d visited as a child and have the uncontrollable impulse to express how much larger the place had become while existing only in our memories. In reality buildings don’t expand or contract (at least not to the degree that our memory distorts them). What […]

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