Sunday, 29 December 2013

Big Ass Spider DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

1 star for this unexpectedly entertaining B-movie.Big Ass Spider cover
Big Ass Spider is written by Gregory Gieras (Centipede!, Dark Asylum) and directed by Mike Mendez (The Convent, Bimbo Movie Bash).
Unlike the majority of films such as this, Big Ass Spider is not entirely devoid of acting talent, starring Greg Grunberg (Heroes, Hollow Man) as the intrepid pest control officer, charged with the task of saving the planet and Lombardo Boyar (24, Gone in 60 Seconds) as his inevitable and not at all cliched Mexican side-kick.
Read what else we thought over at Road Rash Reviews

Monday, 23 December 2013

new character posters for 300

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Wolf Children Short DVD Review

5 Stars of the most Beautiful Anime Ever.


This is the easiest film to review of the year.

It is Awesome.
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This is Definitive, Beautiful and Heart Affirming.

The young woman Hana is at high school and  comes across an enigmatic young man who has a deep secret. He is the last Wolfman.
But she is in love as is he, she realises that what they have is special and rare.
wolfyukiYuri (Snow) is born on a harsh winters night and is soon running around the floor of their town apartment. With things very hard her husband, the last Wolf Man goes out on hunting trips, but one day he doesn't return and with their new arrival Ame, she is worried and goes out looking for him until they see a the body of a Wolf in a sewer being cleaned up by the utility company.

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray 23 Dec.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Vendetta DVD Short Review

vedettacover4 Stars of cleaning the streets Vigilanty style.


A chain of bloody and gruesome events are set in motion when a gang set about robbing a girl taking the takings to the bank.
vendettafirstWitnessed by George Vickers, (Tony Denham, Revolver) who stands up to them and accidentally kills the little brother of the gang leader Warren, (Joshua Osei, Life Just Is) and he wants his revenge, the rest of the gang find out where he lives and they reap their revenge by raping his wife then burning the pair of them to death in their own garage.
Their Son Jimmy, (Danny Dyer, Doghouse) returns from Afghanistan two weeks after his parents funeral. You can see he hurts inside and he has a dark and foreboding demeanour.

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Available to Buy on DVD Blu-ray on 23 Dec

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Tenebrae Limited Edition Steelbook DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

1 star for this almost unbelievably dated looking "cult classic".Tenebrae cover
Tenebrae was first released in 1982 and was written and directed by iconic Italian horror maestro, Dario Argento (Suspiria, Phenomena), however this is not one of his better offerings.
Tenebrae tells the story of Peter Neal (Anthony Franciosa - The Long Hot Summer), an American author who is visiting Rome in order to secure a book deal.
tenebrae legsSoon after he arrives, he begins to receive letters (made using newspaper cutouts), featuring quotes from his latest work, Tenebrae. Alongside the letters, the police begin to find bodies, killed using the methods mentioned in the book, the first victim having pages torn from the book stuffed into her mouth.

Find out what else we thought about this aging disaster over at Road Rash Reviews 

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Sword Art Online Part One DVD Short Review

5 Stars

A must for all lovers of Great Anime and RPG Gamers.
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It's 2022 the 6th of November and it's about to turn 13:00 and this is the event Kazuto Kirigaya has been waiting for and most of the world as SAO (Sword Art Online) goes live for the first time.
Kazuto has been extremely lucky as he knows what to expect from this experience as he puts on the Nerve saokiritoGear, he was a Beta tester for this new (VRMMORPG) Vertual Reality Massive Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game.
The clock turns 13:00 and whoosh Kazuto is transported to the game world and the Town of Beginnings.

Will his solo exploits serve him well or will he finally join a guild?
There are many adventures out there for the brave.
A great idea for a series and the ideas used are very clever and good character generation, I couldn't take my eyes off it
A great addition to any Anime collection.

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray Now 

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How To Train Your Dragon 2 gets a teaser poster & trailer



Set for release in June 2014, The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings us back to the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years after the two have successfully united dragons and vikings on the island of Berk. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island's new favorite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds.

When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the center of a battle to protect the peace. Now, Hiccup and Toothless must unite to stand up for what they believe while recognizing that only together do they have the power to change the future of both men and dragons.
Tearing into UK cinemas June 2014

Monday, 16 December 2013

Lust In The Dust Short DVD Review

1 Star of can't tear your eyes from it.
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From the directors that gave such greats as Death Race 2000 and Carquake, Paul Bartel comes a comedy western romp that dares you to look away.


But you Can't as this is car crash fascination.
Dance-Hall girl Rosie Velez, (Divine, Hairspray) is lost in the New Mexico desert with somewhere to be but not knowing where, but she is trying to find the town of Chili Verde.
lustdivineWith her Ass on its last legs she smells water, salvation. A long drink and a bathe is what she needs and not the mysterious man that appears on the bank side or the fact that he saw the mysterious birthmark on her backside.
He deserts her but provides her with some food, with her Ass in tow she follows him asking if he is on his way to Chilli Verde especially as she now knows of the legend of the hidden stash of gold.

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Available to Buy on DVD Now

We're the Millers Short Blu-ray Revioew

5 Star Laugh out Loud Comedy of the Year.
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From the Director who brought us Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Rawson Marshall Thurber continues his funny works.
David Clark, (Jason Sudeikis, Horrible Bosses) has not changed since high school, he is still selling weed on street corners.

But due to a mistake he gets his stash stolen along with a whole weeks takings.
wearetmbradHis boss Brad Gurdlinger, (Ed Helms, Hangover part III) is not pleased at all.
But he comes up with a solution to David's predicament.
Just head down to Mexico and pick up a shipment of marijuana and bring it back.


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Available to buy on Blu-ray Now

The Long Goodbye Blu-ray Short Review

longgodbyecover 4 Star Film Noir from the great Robert Altman.

The Long goodbye is presented in full 1080p but still has the feel of an early 70's film. Robert Altman, (Mash, Gosford Park) takes Raymond Chandler's book of the same name and lifts it from the 40-50's and drops it into the seedy 70's just 6 years after the summer of love.
longgooodbyeMarlowePrivate eye Philip Marlowe, (Elliot Gould, Oceans Eleven, Mash) has three things in his life, his cat, his cigarettes and the ability to sniff out trouble.



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Available to Buy on Blu-ray Now.

Big Trouble in little China Short Review

bigtroublecover4 Stars for a great conversion of the 1986 Cult Classic.
John Carpenter's, (Escape From New York) classic story of the all American truck driver who becomes a hero.
Jack Burton, (Kurt Russell, Stargate) is the truck driver who hauls pigs to New York's China Town where he wins more than a thousand dollars off his friend Wang Chi, (Dennis Dun, The Last Emperor).
bigtroublewangDesperately Wang wants a double or quits bet, which Jack reluctantly agrees to. Jack wins and wants his money.
bigtroublekimThis leads to Jack taking Wang to the airport to pick up the love of his life Miao Yin, (Suzee Pai, Sharky's Machine). Wang tells Jack that his girlfriend is unusual for a Chinese girl as she has green eyes.
As they wait in arrivals, Jack sees a very pretty girl who Wang tells Jack that he should avoid - Gracie Law, ( Kim Cattrall, Sex in the City).
Suddenly Chinese gangsters appear and snatch Miao and a chase ensues which leads Jack and Wang into the seedier part of China town. Jack's truck gets stopped by a funeral that suddenly turns into a bloodbath as a rival gang shows up and the bullets start flying.


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Available to Buy on Blu-ray Now

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Naruto Shipp┼źden Box Set 15 DVD Short Review

3 stars for this rather lack-lustre next installment in the story of Naruto Uzumaki.Naruto 15 Cover
This takes place directly after the events of the previous Box Set 14, set during the Konoha History Arc and sees The Leaf Village (Konoha) trying to re-build and pick up the pieces after being destroyed in an attack.
The Hokage, Tsunade, is still in a coma, having over exerted herself in defense of the village, leaving Danzo in charge, while Team 7 continue with their missions (without Sasuke, who has left the village due to a falling out with Naruto).
Naruto 15 Leaf Village rebuildAt least I think they do. And that is a major part of the problem with this series. There are so many flashbacks and sequences of misty eyed reminiscence that you are almost never sure whether what you are seeing is taking place now or at some undefined point in the past. The only time you can really be sure you are in the present is when they are at the bedside of Tsunade.
Read what else we thought about Naruto over at Road Rash Reviews

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - Teaser posters

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier. They reach a fragile peace, but it proves short-lived, as both sides are brought to the brink of a war that will determine who will emerge as Earth’s dominant species.
Swinging into UK Cinemas in July 2014

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Fairy Tail Part 5 DVD Short Review

4 Star Wacky Wizard Anime
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This is the continuation of the saga of the Fairy Tail Guild from episode #49-#60 and from the pen of Hiro Mashima, (Monster Hunter Orage).

Even though these episodes are PG rated there are an awfully large amount of sexual innuendoes, (French maids that are into lesbian BDSM) just for starters.
Perhaps if you don't get it it won't affect you, but if parents catch a glimpse or a conversation by accident there might be some strong words exchanged before they realise its anime.

The Fairy Tails main male protagonist is the fire wizard Natsu,(Rosey Spiky hair) who has a happy go lucky approach to life but at the drop of a hat he will be scrapping with his guild brother Gray, (Black spiky hair) over who is the best, Natsu's fire or Gray's ice magic.
The episodes cover young peoples issues such as their first boyfriend/girlfriend feelings and those of parental pressures such as Lucy, (blond hair) and her wealthy father.
Even with their own problems, bigger things are in the offing.

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray Now

Thursday, 5 December 2013

SONY UNITES THE COMPANY’S BROAD AND DIVERSE ENTERTAINMENT PLATFORM IN THE TRAILER LAUNCH FOR THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 IS AT UK CINEMAS APRIL 18



CULVER CITY, Calif., December 5, 2013 – Sony Pictures and the large network of companies within the Sony family will unite worldwide today, Thursday, December 5, 2013, in support of the studio’s teaser trailer for its highly anticipated film, The Amazing Spider-Man 2™. The launch event was announced today by Dwight Caines, president of Theatrical Marketing for Sony Pictures, and Nigel Clark, president of Marketing for Sony Pictures Releasing International. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be released in theaters internationally beginning April 16, 2014, and domestically on May 2, 2014.

The trailer will launch worldwide today at 1:30 p.m. GMT (8:30 a.m. EST / 5:30 a.m. PST) and will be available in multiple languages including English, German, Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese Simplified (China), Chinese Traditional (Taiwan), Chinese Traditional (Hong Kong), Korean, and Russian.

The trailer will appear on numerous Sony networks, internet sites, and other Sony properties, including the movie’s official site (TheAmazingSpiderMan.com) and social pages (at Facebook.com/theamazingspiderman, on Twitter @SpiderManMovie, theamazingspidermanblog.com, and thedailybugle.tumblr.com); Sony.com; Sony Pictures’ official site and social pages; the Sony Pictures YouTube channel; Sony Pictures Imageworks’ official site and social page; Sony Pictures Television Networks’ worldwide footprint of TV channels, digital networks, websites, social apps and platforms, including AXN, Animax, Sony Entertainment Television, Spin, Crackle, Kalixta, Sony Movie Channel, CineSony, FEARnet and the Game Show Network; PlayStation (official site, blog, and social pages); PlayStation Storefront; Sony Entertainment Network (official sites and social pages); Sony Electronics social pages; Sony Mobile social pages; Sony Select service on Sony Mobile smartphones; and Sony’s Times Square billboard.

Commenting on the announcement, Caines said, “We are always looking to reach moviegoers wherever they are, and when we have the opportunity to leverage Sony’s worldwide reach in this way, it’s an opportunity that we just have to grab. The filmmakers are delivering the epic Spider-Man movie that audiences truly want to experience, and we are thrilled to give the world its first real taste of the movie they’ll be seeing next summer.”

Clark added, “Spider-Man is beloved by audiences all over the world, so we wanted to launch the trailer in a truly global way. We have had great success launching trailers across Sony’s diverse entertainment platform – and when you have a character like Spider-Man, it demands a broad, fun way to reach moviegoers internationally as well as domestically. Everyone at Sony is just as excited as we are to see the next chapter in the story of Peter Parker begin to unfold in this way.”

We’ve always known that Spider-Man’s most important battle has been within himself: the struggle between the ordinary obligations of Peter Parker and the extraordinary responsibilities of Spider-Man. But in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Peter Parker finds that a greater conflict lies ahead.

It’s great to be Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield). For Peter Parker, there’s no feeling quite like swinging between skyscrapers, embracing being the hero, and spending time with Gwen (Emma Stone). But being Spider-Man comes at a price: only Spider-Man can protect his fellow New Yorkers from the formidable villains that threaten the city. With the emergence of Electro (Jamie Foxx), Peter must confront a foe far more powerful than he. And as his old friend, Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), returns, Peter comes to realize that all of his enemies have one thing in common: OsCorp. Directed by Marc Webb. Produced by Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach. Screen Story and Screenplay by Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Jeff Pinkner. Based on the Marvel Comic Book by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko.

The Hangover Part III Blu-ray Short Review

4 Stars of Trilogy mayhem.

The Wolfpack reconvene for the third instalment of the Hangover franchise, once again directed by Todd Philips, (Due Date).
thehangovercoverAlan, (Zach Galifianakis, Due Date) is happy and he driving down the interstate with his new purchase, a giraffe.
thehangovergiraffeBut as usual life is not straight forward and soon there is a dead giraffe and a closed interstate.

 With the knowledge that Chow is somewhere in the US they are given just 3 days to find Chow and retrieve the missing $21 million in gold, with the threat of a bullet in Doug's chest they move quickly.

Available to Buy Now on Blu-ray and DVD

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Wednesday, 4 December 2013

300: Rise of an Empire gets a new trailer

Based on Frank Miller’s latest graphic novel Xerxes, and told in the breathtaking visual style of the blockbuster “300,” this new chapter of the epic saga takes the action to a fresh battlefield—on the sea—as Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite all of Greece by leading the charge that will change the course of the war.

“300: Rise of an Empire” pits Themistokles against the massive invading Persian forces led by mortal-turned-god Xerxes, and Artemisia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy.
Exploding into UK cinemas March 7, 2014

The Monuments Men


Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by FDR with going into Germany to rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and returning them to their rightful owners. It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys – seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 – possibly hope to succeed? But as the Monuments Men, as they were called, found themselves in a race against time to avoid the destruction of 1000 years of culture, they would risk their lives to protect and defend mankind’s greatest achievements.

Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail Short DVD Review Cert 18

5 Stars of the Bloodhound set free of the tv censor.


BlackLagooncover This is great, slick and beautifully violent as the name suggests as this is now an OAV (Original Animated Video), taking it away from the restrictions of the original two series.


Roberta (The Bloodhound) is no longer a terrorist and she's turned her hand to being the maid for the patriarch of the Lovelace Clan, but now she is on a revenge mission after her boss is assassinated at a political rally.
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Let the killing begin, as she lives up to her name by spilling the blood of those that will lead her to her patrons killer.

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Available to Buy on DVD and Blu-ray Now.

Monday, 2 December 2013

THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE 2 TO START SHOOTING 7th DECEMBER

SHOOTING IN AUSTRALIA & UK
CREATORS IAIN MORRIS & DAMON BEESLEY TO DIRECT

2nd December 2013 - The follow-up to the UK’s most successful comedy film of all time reunites the hapless Jay, Neil, Simon & Will in Australia. The Inbetweeners Movie 2 will start shooting in Australia on 7th December before moving to the UK in January.

The Inbetweeners creators, Iain Morris & Damon Beesley, will be directing the comedy, having once again written the script. Spencer Millman ("The Mighty Boosh","Man Down") is producing the film.

Iain & Damon commented: “We can't say too much as we don't want to spoil the jokes for you, but what we can exclusively reveal is there will be kangaroos. And Australians. And possibly koalas.” Oh and obviously Jay, Will, Neil and Simon providing they’re let into the country. Thanks so much for all your support, we’re hoping to deliver a film that you’ll enjoy even more than the last one"

Distributor EFD has also confirmed that 2014’s most anticipated comedy will hit cinemas across the UK and Ireland next August.

The film will be produced by Bwark Productions, a Zodiak Media company, who will co-finance with Channel 4/Film4. Entertainment Film Distributors will distribute the film in the UK.

Having started life on E4, the multi award-winning series went on to enjoy massive success with its debut film, The Inbetweeners Movie, which was fully financed by Channel 4/Film4.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Guilty Crown Series 1 Part 1 DVD and Blu-ray Short Review

4 stars for this excellent sci-fi anime series.Guilty Crown
Guilty Crown is set in Japan, after the outbreak of the Lost Christmas virus in 2029 almost wiped out the population. Japan is now under the control of GHQ, a multinational military organisation, intent on hunting down and controlling any one who has the virus.
Guilty Crown Shu OumaAs Shu Ouma (Austin Tindle - Wolf Children, Fairy Tail), a socially awkward 17 year old schoolboy, is walking home he happens upon Inori Yuzuriha (Alexis Tipton - Fairy Tale, Rosario + Vampire), lead singer of the internet group Egoist and also a member of the underground resistance movement Funeral Parlor, whose aim it is to liberate Japan from GHQ.
Read more about this great new release from Manga UK over at Road Rash Reviews