Posted in: DVD & Blu-ray

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut’ Blu-ray review

X-Men: Days of Future Past was a box-office success immediately upon release last year and, at 131 minutes long, it was already lengthy enough. But ever since word got out about cut scenes featuring Anna Paquin as Rogue, fans have been impatiently waiting to see what they consider to be the true, finished product. The...

‘Doctor Who’ Blu-ray boxset review: Season 8’s extras

There is something oddly comforting about special features, so much so that they are at times a greater deciding factor in whether I’ll be inclined to buy a boxset than how much I liked the show or film in question. So when Doctor Who’s Season 8 boxset arrived, I armed myself with a nice cup...

‘Hannibal’ Season 2 DVD review

Hannibal’s second season starts with a ferocious fight between our title character and FBI head Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and never lets up for the next 13 episodes. There’s much more of a focus and drive to this season, unlike the more slow burn abstract nature of Season 1. The visuals remain some of the most...

‘Doctor Who: Celebrating 50 Years of Fandom’ DVD review

In addition to Doctor Who’s onscreen assault on the BBC schedule last November, a good deal of fan created content has appeared to mark the show’s golden year. One such piece is this crowd funded documentary which seeks to explore the show’s fandom in its various forms. From the academic who achieved a cameo in...

March 2014 horror movie DVD/Blu-ray round-up

Some Wiccan followers believe in what is known as the Rule of Three, in which whatever action a person puts out into the world is then returned back to them threefold. If we take this to be true, with the release of a third Hatchet film on DVD, it seems more and more likely that...

‘In Fear’ DVD review

Continuing the atmospheric style of modern British horror thrillers like Dog Soldiers, Eden Lake and The Descent comes In Fear. Starring Iain De Caestecker (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and Alice Englert, (Beautiful Creatures), the film tells the story of new couple Tom and Lucy, who end up caught up in a predatory game by an...

February 2014 horror movie DVD/Blu-ray round-up: Part II

So, you’ve finished all those discounted post-Valentine’s chocolates and reached the end of the Basket Case trilogy you were watching in search of some emotional release from the pain of single living (you weren’t?). What now? How about four more nasty movies to ease your suffering?

‘Yonderland’ DVD review

CBBC's Horrible Histories gang get together again but, this time, it's something completely different for Sky1: puppet fantasy comedy, Yonderland.

‘Atlantis’ Series 1 DVD review

We entered the doomed city of Atlantis with high expectations. Its links to Merlin were much vaunted, coming from the same creative team. While their hard won experience has benefited the show immeasurably, Atlantis still suffers the same tonal issues that beset its predecessor, occasionally veering towards broad comedy at the expense of the drama.