DVD Review: The Doctors: The Tom Baker Years

To a generation of fans that grew up watching Doctor Who in the mid to late 1970s Tom Baker was and still is The Doctor. Baker, sporting a bohemian appearance reminiscent to a Lautrec painting topped off with a 6-foot multi coloured scarf had the seemingly impossible task of following on from William Hartnell, PatrickContinue reading “DVD Review: The Doctors: The Tom Baker Years”

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Don’t Take Me Home (Spirit Entertainment)

The Welsh National team’s performance in Euro 2016 was one of last year’s great sporting underdog stories. Their first tournament appearance since the 1958 World Cup, the team broke all predictions by making the final. Recent years had seen the team go through the grief of previous manager Gary Speed’s tragic death, heavy defeats, andContinue reading “DVD/Blu-Ray Review: Don’t Take Me Home (Spirit Entertainment)”

Talking Cinema: Director Alan G Parker Discusses New Sgt Pepper Documentary

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles album, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Andy Howells chats to the director of a new Beatles documentary, Alan G Parker, about his film on the making of the album and the events that surrounded it.

DVD Review: Highlander (30th Anniversary Edition)

Highlander – 30th Anniversary Edition (StudioCanal, 15) Incredible to think that the time travelling fantasy action favourite, Highlander recently reached its 30th anniversary and to celebrate StudioCanal have fully restored the cult classic in 4K with brand new bonus material. The Battle to end all battles is taking place in New York City as the lastContinue reading “DVD Review: Highlander (30th Anniversary Edition)”

DVD Review: High-Rise

High Rise (StudioCanal, 15)New to DVD is the character driven drama, Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, featuring  finds Tom Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, in 1975 moving into a West London apartment seeking soulless anonymity, only to find that the building’s residents have no intention of leaving him alone. Resigned to the complex social dynamics unfolding aroundContinue reading “DVD Review: High-Rise”

DVD Review: Downtime

The current series of Doctor Who may have come to an end but there’s a DVD release fans can enjoy between now and the forthcoming Christmas special. Downtime is a unique British 1995 sci-fi movie from the Doctor Who universe (but unofficial) featuring treasured characters and talent from the franchise and only now released onContinue reading “DVD Review: Downtime”

DVD Review – DangerMouse: Mission Improbable

I’m one of those people who cringes when I hear the word reboot uttered from TV and movie geeks but when I heard that DangerMouse was making a return to TV even I couldn’t resist tuning in to CBBC with my youngest son. The new series is bursting at the seams with terrific tales ofContinue reading “DVD Review – DangerMouse: Mission Improbable”

DVD Review: Angels One Five (U)

Restored to its crisp former glory to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, Angels One Five is a documentary style drama which sees Jack Hawkins in the role of Squadron Leader Tiger Small who grounds volunteer reservist TB Septic Baird (John Gregson) to an operation centre after he crashes his Hurricane onContinue reading “DVD Review: Angels One Five (U)”

DVD Review: She’s Funny That Way (12)

A million miles from rom-com, Peter Bogdanovich’ famed for movies The Last Picture Show and What’s Up Doc makes his directional return with She’s Funny That Way, a film that hails a welcome comeback for a long-lost film genre. Imogen Poots features as young Hollywood starlet, Isabella recalling how the actions of charming Broadway director,Continue reading “DVD Review: She’s Funny That Way (12)”

DVD Review: Robot Overlords (12)

Robot Overlords is not so much unfamiliar territory for Sci-Fi fans of a certain age. Following an earth invasion of epic proportions, robots now rule the streets and people are locked in their homes as the aliens commence their studies of humankind. Stepping outdoors risks being vaporised by a hulking Sentry or been picked offContinue reading “DVD Review: Robot Overlords (12)”

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