Blu-ray review: “The Gambler” (1974)

“The Gambler” (1974) Drama Running Time: 111 minutes Written by: James Toback Directed by: Karel Reisz Featuring: James Caan, Paul Sorvino, Lauren Hutton, Morris Carnovsky and Burt Young Axel Freed: “I'm not going to lose it. I'm going to gamble it.” Released recently for the first time on Blu-ray is the 1970s drama “The Gambler” (1974) featuring James Caan in the central role of …

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DVD review: “Summerland” (2020)

“Summerland” (2020) Drama Running Time: 99 minutes Written and directed by: Jessica Swale Featuring: Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lucas Bond, Dixie Egerickx, Siân Phillips, Penelope Wilton and Tom Courtenay Mr. Sullivan: “Bad news is bad news no matter how you tell it. There's nothing makes it easier.” Released recently on DVD is, “Summerland” (2020), the latest film featuring Gemma Arterton in a World War …

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DVD review: “Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976)

“Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976) Television/Comedy Fifty-three episodes Created by: Vince Powell and Harry Driver Featuring: Jack Smethurst, Rudolph Walker, Nina Baden-Semper, and Kate Williams Joan Booth: “Nobody dances at work socials. It's mainly drinking to music.” Released on DVD is the early 1970s long running comedy “Love thy neighbour” (1972-1976) which sought to analyse in its own way race relations in England or …

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DVD Review: “Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Seasons 1 – 4”

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Seasons 1 - 4 Television Running Time: 3000 minutes Created by: Alfred Hitchcock Featuring: James Mason, Robert Redford, Vera Miles, Peter Falk, Jayne Mansfield, Angie Dickinson, Tony Randall, John Forsythe, Peter Graves, Gene Barry, William Conrad, Bob Crane, Dean Stockwell, Diana Dors, Dabney Coleman, Gig Young, Christopher Lee, Martin Landau, Ray Milland, …

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DVD review: “Keeping Faith – Season Three” (2021)

“Keeping Faith – Season Three” (2021) Thriller Six Episodes Created by: Matthew Hall Featuring: Eve Myles, Hannah Daniel, Matthew Gravelle, Bradley Freegard, Mark Lewis Jones, Mali Harries and Aneirin Hughes Megan: "People just don't go missing, even I know that." Released recently on DVD is the second season of the Welsh drama "Keeping Faith" that features Eve Myles in the lead role playing …

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DVD review: “A Discovery of Witches – Season Two” (2021)

“A Discovery of Witches – Season Two” (2021) Television/Drama/Fantasy Ten Episodes Written by various based on the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness Featuring: Teresa Palmer, Matthew Goode, Edward Bluemel, Louise Brealey, Malin Buska, Aiysha Hart, Owen Teale,Alex Kingston, Valarie Pettiford, Trevor Eve and Lindsay Duncan Matthew Clairmont: “Once the world was full of wonders, but it belongs to the humans now. We, creatures, have all but …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Minari” (2020)

“Minari” (2020) Drama Running time: 115 minutes Written and directed by: Lee Isaac Chung Featuring: Steven Yeun, Han Ye-ri, Alan Kim, Noel Kate Cho, Youn Yuh-jung and Will Patton Soonja: “Minari is truly the best. It grows anywhere, like weeds. So anyone can pick and eat it. Rich or poor, anyone can enjoy it and be healthy. Minari can be put in …

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DVD review: “It’s a Sin” (2021)

“It’s a Sin” (2021) Television/Drama Five Episodes Written and created by: Russell T Davies Featuring: Olly Alexander, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells, Lydia West and Nathaniel Curtis “It’s a, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a sinIt’s a sinEverything I’ve ever doneEverything I ever doEvery place I’ve ever beenEverywhere I’m going to IIt’s a sin” – Pet Shop Boys – It’s a Sin …

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DVD review: “Intelligence – Season One” (2020)

“Intelligence - Season One” (2020) Television/Comedy Six Episodes Written and created by: Nick Mohammed Featuring: David Schwimmer, Nick Mohammed, Jane Stanness, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Gana Bayarsaikhan, Eliot Salt and Oliver Birch Joseph: “I have written a program that should be able to narrow down whether the person responsible for this cyber attach is male or female.” Recently released on DVD is the British …

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DVD review: “The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 – 4” (1994-1996)

“The Man from Snowy River – Series 1 - 4” (1994-1996) Television/Drama Sixty-five Episodes Based on Banjo Paterson's poem "The Man from Snowy River" Featuring: Andrew Clarke, Wendy Hughes, Brett Climo, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Joelene Crnogorac, Sheryl Munks, Kristie Raymond, Josh Lucas, Amanda Douge and James Sherry Jessica Harrison: “If I'd wanted your help, mate, I would've asked for it.” Released this month on DVD is the …

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DVD review: “The Trip – Complete Movie Box Set”

"The Trip - Complete Movie Box Set" Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently are the movie versions of all four series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors …

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DVD review: “Chick Fight” (2020)

“Chick Fight” (2020) Comedy Running time: 85 minutes Written by: Joseph Downey Directed by: Paul Leyden Featuring: Malin Åkerman, Bella Thorne, Dulcé Sloan, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Nash, Alec Mapa, Dominique Jackson, Fortune Feimster and Alec Baldwin Released recently on DVD is yet another misguided and seemingly pointless comedy in the form of “Chick Fight” (2020) which was obviously aimed at a certain audience but really leaves …

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DVD review: “George and Mildred” (1976-1979)

“George and Mildred” (1976-1979) Television/Comedy Thirty-eight episodes Created by Brian Cooke and Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Yootha Joyce, Brian Murphy, Norman Eshley, Sheila Fearn and Nicholas Bond-Owen George: “That's a lovely statue, Mildred.” Mildred: “Oh, thank you. It's symbolic, of course.” George: “You can see that, it hasn't got any what's-names.” Released recently on DVD is the UK comedy “George and Mildred” (1976-1979) which itself was a spin …

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DVD review: “Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020)

“Birds of a Feather” (2014-2020) Comedy Twenty-four episodes Created by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran Featuring: Lesley Joseph, Pauline Quirke and Linda Robson Dorien Green: “Good afternoon, neighbours.” Sharon Theodopolopoudos: “It was, up until now.” Dorien Green: “Now, now, Sharon. Fat people are supposed to be jolly; it's a tradition.” Released this month on DVD is the first three seasons of the ITV comedy “Birds …

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DVD review: “Archenemy” (2020)

“Archenemy” (2020) Sci-Fi/Action Running time: 90 minutes Written and Directed by: Adam Egypt Mortimer Featuring: Joe Manganiello, Paul Scheer, Glenn Howerton, Zolee Griggs and Amy Seimetz Indigo: “I wanna make it rain … we should be going viral.”  Recently released on DVD is the sci-fi/action movie “Archenemy” (2020) featuring Joe Manganiello in the lead role as a somewhat powerless …

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Blu-ray review: “The Apostle” (1997)

“The Apostle” (1997) Drama Running time: 134 minutes Written and Directed by: Robert Duvall Featuring:  Robert Duvall, John Beasley, Farrah Fawcett, Walton Goggins, Billy Bob Thornton, June Carter Cash, Miranda Richardson and Billy Joe Shaver  Sonny: “I'm a genuine, Holy Ghost, Jesus-filled preachin' machine this mornin'!” Released recently on the Australasian blu-ray Imprint label is the Robert Duvall written and directed drama "The …

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DVD review: “Bognor” (1981-1982)

“Bognor” (1981-1982) Television/Drama Twenty-one Episodes Created by: T.R. Bowen and Carey Harrison based on the novels written by Tim Heald Featuring: David Horovitch, Joanna McCallum, Ewan Roberts and Tim Meats Bognor: (While in bed with Monica, half naked and during champagne) "I have to get back to the Monastery, I have to be on the spot." Released recently on …

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DVD review: “The Trip to Greece” (2020)

"The Trip to Greece" (2020) Television/Drama/Comedy Created by: Michael Winterbottom, Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon Steve Coogan: "Originality is overrated." Released on DVD recently is the television version of the fourth series of the hit comedy "The Trip" featuring at its core actors Steve Coogan …

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DVD review: “Made in Italy” (2020)

“Made in Italy” (2020) Comedy/Drama Running Time: 93 minutes Written and directed by: James D'Arcy Featuring:  Liam Neeson, Micheál Richardson, Valeria Bilello, and Lindsay Duncan Robert: “Disappointment is an absolute certainty, everyone lets everyone down at some point, how you comeback from that, this is romance.” Released recently on DVD is the comedy/drama “Made in Italy” (2020) which is a …

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DVD review: “The Doorman” (2020)

“The Doorman” (2020) Action Running Time: 97 minutes Written by: Lior Chefetz, Joe Swanson and Harry Winer Directed by: Ryuhei Kitamura Featuring: Ruby Rose, Aksel Hennie, Rupert Evans, and Jean Reno Released this month on DVD is the action movie “The Doorman” (2020) that on the surface may seem like an attractive proposition but is in fact such a copy …

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