Monthly Archives: April 2007

This is England (2007)

I saw a special screening of Shane Meadow’s new film This is England (2007) a couple of weeks back and I cannot recommend it highly enough. Though I prefer his previous film Dead Man’s Shoes (2004), which I watched again this evening, it is still … Continue reading

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Digital Video Disaster and the death of NoShame?

Back in March I reported there was a “precarious future” for releases of cult and obscure film on DVD. Well it also appears that mainstream DVD has it’s own problems. Last week, according to imdb news, Daily Variety reported that sales of all DVDs… Continue reading

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HD-DVD wins?

I do not believe it myself but Rob Enderle at Digital Trends has suggested that Wal-Mart’s plans to sell budget priced HD-DVD players by Christmas 2007 has therefore made HD-DVD the winner of the HD format war. Wal-Mart have over 3,800 stores in A… Continue reading

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Let’s hug it out bitch!

We have recently watched all three seasons of the HBO sitcom Entourage in past month. Entourage has received a lot of acclaim and is currently rated 9.3 out of 10 on imdb, not that imdb ratings mean anything but it does suggest that there is a lot… Continue reading

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The Game (1997) HD-DVD

“Overall though, as a fan of ‘The Game,’ I’m sorry to report that not much care seems to have put into this one, making it one of the most underwhelming transfers of a major release I’ve seen in high definition.”This quote is taken from Kenneth S…. Continue reading

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The view from a window in Beer

Ok, not quite Ni??pce but this was picture taken from the window of the lovely Bay View guest house in Beer, Devon where we stayed the other week. It is somewhat ironic that a couple of ‘teetotalers’ like us find a place called Beer to be one of th… Continue reading

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Turkish Cult Cinema

Today I ordered two DVDs from Onar Films: Kilink in Istanbul (1067) and a Turkish horror double bill of The Dead Don’t Talk (1970) and Thirsty for Love Sex and Murder (1972). I have never seen a Turkish film before and after reading about the Turk… Continue reading

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La Haine (1995) HD-DVD

So many people have suggested that I should watch La Haine (1995). I even bought the SD-DVD last year and it got buried in my growing ‘to-watch’ pile of DVDs. Earlier this year Optimum announced that they would release La Haine as part of their fi… Continue reading

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Rituals (1977)

What a cover! It takes me back to the halcyon days of VHS where the eye-catching cover art was usually, but not always, more interesting than the actual film. Ironically enough, the cover art of this limited German DVD release of Rituals (1977) is… Continue reading

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Be…not quite there yet

Some time ago (seems longer than it actually was) I signed up to Be, the high-speed ISP, ready for when I moved into my new house. Months on and still no sign of being able to legally move into the property I have been paying for a service that I … Continue reading

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