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“NB: As is their wont, Amazon have bundled the reviews for the Blu-ray and DVD boxed sets together. This review refers to the Blu-ray edition. Please bear in mind that the DVD version only includes the one-disc versions of the films, losing nearly all the extras apart from the audio commentaries.
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2 years ago

“Starts surprisingly well but runs out of steam too soon

For the first half hour or so Johnny English Reborn is a surprisingly funny spy spoof that's a huge improvement on the dire first big screen outing for Rowan Atkinson's hopeless yet supremely self-confident spy who was originally drea” read more

2 years ago

“A mixed bag of the trying hard, failing miserably and surprisingly okay

Intended by the Rank Organisation as a replacement for Norman Wisdom when he made noises about leaving the studio, Morecambe and Wise's big screen career never really took off - hardly surprising considering the poor q” read more

2 years ago

A low flying bedroom farce

“A hugely successful French bedroom farce given an American makeover and then shot in France (well, the exteriors at least), 1965's Boeing Boeing is one of those swinging sex comedies that now looks rather innocent. Tony Curtis is the Paris-based reporter who keeps three separate air stewardesses (Br” read more

2 years ago

One good, one not

“This Blue Underground repackaging of their earlier NTSC 'two-fer' release offers one great movie and one not so great, but with the two at the same price as buying either one separately, it's worth picking them both up.

Grand Slam is a surprisingly enjoyable caper flick, and much more fun ” read more

2 years ago

Sex, violence, corruption and Patricia Hayes!

“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's Super Bitch. Not a superhero film but a prime slice of 70s Italian poliziotteschi that also goes under the titles Blue Movie Blackmail and Mafia Junction, though none are as way out as the typically marque-filling Italian original "Si Può Essere Più Bastardi d” read more

2 years ago

Move on - nothing to see here

“When a film has as many alternate titles as Le Premier Cercle - aka Ultimate Heist, Inside Ring and The Dead List - it's never a good sign, and while it's not an outright turkey it's certainly a plodding and clichéd by the numbers crime flick that never catches fire. Jean Reno almost sleepwalks thr” read more

2 years ago

“An engrossing movie that never makes the leap to being a great one

Trailing a slew of awards and superlatives, French flic flick Le Petit Lieutenant is a film of two halves, the first half following a recently gradated young plain clothes cop through the traditional rites of passage - deal” read more

2 years ago

Requiem for a fool

“Behind the apparently meaningless title of Georges Lautner's Le Pacha (it roughly translates as the guv'nor) is a very decent 1968 thriller that marks the beginning of the end of the old school policier. Jean Gabin's the old school cop nearing retirement - they've already written the speeches and or” read more

2 years ago

A poor swansong for Gabin made worse by a dire DVD

“It's a sad fact that many of the greats bow out with especially weak films, and sadly that was the fate that befell Jean Gabin with 1976's L'Année Sainte, an increasingly tiresome comedy that sees Gabin and Jean-Claude Brialy as crooks masquerading as priests en route to Italy to recover their hidd” read more

2 years ago

“Sadly not the definitive Blu-ray release this delightful film deserves

Even though it hasn't been seen in the version originally released in cinemas in 1949 for years, Jacques Tati's Jour de Fete is still one of the most truly delightful comedies ever made. Expanded from his marvellous sho” read more

2 years ago

Dark magic

“The first third of La Belle et La Bete may seem a little too long and a little too slow, but the film still has the power to cast its spell over an audience. At times, perhaps from a modern viewer's perspective, you find yourself admiring the technique a little more than its soul, and Jean Marais' p” read more

2 years ago

“"It isn't worth a single tear. It's nothing but a story invented to amuse the Devil."

"Could you be the cause of all these troubles?"

"What do you expect? No-one loves me. I amuse myself as best I can."

Overshadowed outside France by both that other Medieval romantic fa” read more

2 years ago

A mixed bag of mystery and imagination

“This review refers to Arrow's UK Blu-ray release.

In the Sixties it seemed you could hardly move for Continental `portmanteau' films - collections of short films by major directors sharing a common theme like Paris Vu Par, Ro.Go.Pa.G or Love at Twenty, which offered marketable but cost-eff” read more

2 years ago

“Thank heaven for Pasolini (and Gregoretti)!

Ro.Go.Pa.G aka Let's Wash Our Brains: Ro.Go.Pa.G is one of the more highbrow entries in the slew of anthology films so popular with continental producers in the 60s. Ro is Roberto Rossellini, Go is Godard, Pa is Pasolini and G is the all-but-forg” read more

2 years ago

“A crowdpleasing trio of sex comedies with Loren and Mastroianni at their most likeable

NB - As is their wont, Amazon have unhelpfully bundled the reviews for the various different releases and formats of this film together. This review refers to Kino Lorber's US Blu-ray release.

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2 years ago

“A nice idea but too rushed and half-baked to really pay off

NB - As is their wont, Amazon have unhelpfully bundled the reviews for the various different releases and formats of this film together. This review refers to Kino Lorber's US Blu-ray release.

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2 years ago

The end of the affair

“Masters of Cinema's UK region-free PAL DVD of Michaelangelo Antonioni's La Notte may not have many extras (just a trailer and a detailed booklet) but it has marvellous picture quality that puts Fox-Lorber's previous US release to shame - it looks like it was shot yesterday, which is just as well sin” read more

2 years ago

“"Talking to strangers is easier. Talking to your own father is hard. Who says fathers and sons need to talk?"

Reunited with the ale stars of the same year's similarly overlooked Splendor (1989) (Blu-Ray), Ettore Scola's What Time Is It? is one of those nice little films that doesn't break ” read more

2 years ago

“"The two most outstanding men of our time have been in love with you and you're no real beauty, but you have a way with you."

Pitched rather over-optimistically by 20th Century Fox as the next Gone with the Wind and starring Marlon Brando as Napoleon and Jean Simmons as his first love, Hen” read more

2 years ago

"There won't be puppets, will there?"

“It barely takes a couple of minutes of screen time before it becomes obvious that Roland Emmerich's much-mocked Anonymous is going to be a feast of bad acting. Long before the astonishingly inept Rafe Spall turns up doing another of his patented whiney silly singsong voices as Will Shakespeare we're” read more

2 years ago

A no-frills set of three enjoyable modern epics

“This set includes single disc versions of Ridley and Russell's Robin Hood (extended version), Gladiator (original theatrical version) and the underservingly overlooked The Eagle. Extras are thin on the ground since all but the Eagle were originally two-disc sets, but if you're just interested in the” read more

2 years ago

Very hit and miss, but worth a look at right price

“Columbia's three disc set brings three of their very sub-Errol Flynn outing's to Sherwood together (though a fourth, Prince of Thieves, was only released Stateside) in a boxed set where quantity outweighs quality.

"What's a pretty girl like you doing all alone in Sherwood Forest?"

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2 years ago

“"Freedom! Freedom! Let's say freedom a few more times while we're at it!"

While not the outright stinker its reputation implies, Barbarossa: Siege Lord aka Sword of War is the kind of would-be epic where a potentially vaguely interesting period of history untapped by movies is undone by a ” read more

2 years ago

No worse than many a Hallmark TV miniseries

“Looking at In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale, one of his many video game adaptations that have earned him the eternal damnation of legions of angry gamers, it's hard to make much of a case for Uwe Boll being the world's worst director. He's certainly not a very good one, but this is more” read more

2 years ago