Posts Tagged ‘DVD’

Series: Darkroom The Complete Series

I was a complete sucker for anthology series when growing up. The Twilight Zone is the most famous of them all, to this day people still imitate the “doo-do doo-do” part of the opening theme to indicate something strange or supernatural(ish) has occurred. The original Twilight Zone series aired back in the early sixties (well […]

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DVD: Follow ups, Sequels and Series No.1

I don’t really like going back and reviewing sequels, or continuations of titles that I’ve already visited. Too often it feels like you’re just saying the same thing about the same things. But there are titles that I feel deserve a mention, so from time to time I’m going to be doing this kind of […]

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Series: James May’s Toy Stories

If you know who James May is there’s a pretty good chance that it’s because you’re a fan of the brilliant English series TOP GEAR. At least, I feel pretty safe in saying that, should you be Australian. Until very recently I knew him only in that role, and if I’m being completely honest, I […]

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Movie: Ong-Bak 2

Ong-Bak 2 (OB2) is one of those rarest of movies: It’s a sequel — Well, prequel — that surpasses its predecessor in just about every respect. 2003’s Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior (OB1) is a contemporary action film about Ting (Tony Jaa), a trained fighter from the small village of Ban Nong Pradu, who is sent […]

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Movie: Dead Snow

There’s a technique used when script writing, called “hanging a lantern on it”. Usually it is a lazy way of writing your way out of an illogical situation, or to distract from an obvious plot device. The Norwegian comedy / horror (Norromedy?), DEAD SNOW employs the technique very early on, when a group of young […]

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Movie: Thirst

THIRST is one of those movies that has lurked about in the periphery of my movie radar for a little while now. One of those films that, while I wasn’t overly informed about, I knew it was something that I’d check out — and probably enjoy — sooner or later. As luck would have it […]

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Movie: Lake Mungo

Ghost movies are pretty lame. There, I said it! Really you’re going to be pretty hard pressed to find a truly creepy ghost movie, that doesn’t rely on the clichés hammered home by so many Japanese horror movies (and their American remakes). But forget The Eye Ring Shutter Grudge Pulse 3, because LAKE MUNGO is […]

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Series: Dead Set

Sooner or later any discussion involving zombies will stray on to the topic of Social Commentary. You can also bet that someone, in some hackeyed attempt to sound like they know something about something, will bring up that ten letter word: Consumerism! Ever since George Romero tricked movie snobs into thinking he’d made some kind […]

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Movie: The Good, the Bad, and the Weird

I haven’t seen too much in the way of Korean cinema, at least not much that left an impression. Writer / Director Ji-woo Kim’s film, THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEIRD has managed to do that… but it cheated! I mean, who doesn’t love a Western! Quite openly, Kim’s movie has been influenced by […]

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Series: Kolchak: The Night Stalker

Long before Peter and Walter Bishop started exploring the fringe with that chick who isn’t Clare Danes. Before Sam and Dean put on their best denim and started poking around in the supernatural. Before Buffy was slaying creatures of the night with witty dialogue, and before Mulder and Scully were doing file keeping for the […]

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