Blu-ray review: “Jiu Jitsu” (2020)

“Jiu Jitsu” (2020) Action  Running time: 102 minutes Written by: Dimitri Logothetis and James McGrath Directed by: Dimitri Logothetis Featuring: Alain Moussi, Frank Grillo,, JuJu Chan, Tony Jaa and Nicolas Cage Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is yet another straight to home release, “Jiu Jitsu” (2020), featuring Nicolas Cage who seems to be an actor in search of something, …

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DVD review: “Dinner with Friends” (Friendsgiving) (2020)

“Dinner with Friends” (Friendsgiving) (2020) Drama Running time: 95 minutes Written and Directed by: Nicol Paone Featuring: Malin Åkerman, Kat Dennings, Aisha Tyler, Chelsea Peretti, Christine Taylor, Jane Seymour, Deon Cole, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Fortune Feimster, Jack Donnelly and Ryan Hansen Released recently on DVD is the movie “Dinner with Friends” (2020) which has been retitled for distribution outside of the US, its original title …

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DVD review: “Misbehaviour” (2020)

“Misbehaviour” (2020) Drama Running Time: 106 minutes Written by: Gaby Chiappe and Rebecca Frayn Directed by: Philippa Lowthorpe Featuring: Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jessie Buckley, Keeley Hawes, Phyllis Logan, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear Sally Alexander: [speaking on TV about The Miss World Competition] “The only other forum in which participants are weighed, measured and publicly examined before being assigned their value is a cattle market.” Released …

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DVD review: “Never the Twain” (1981-1991)

“Never the Twain” (1981-1991) Television/Comedy Sixty-seven Episodes Developed by: Johnnie Mortimer Featuring: Windsor Davies, Donald Sinden, Robin Kermode , Julia Watson, Honor Blackman, Teddy Turner, Derek Deadman, Maria Charles and Zara Nutley Simon Peel: [entering a cobwebbed room] “Nobody's been in here for years.” Oliver Smallbridge: “It's like the inside of your wallet.” Released on DVD this month is the English comedy television series “Never the Twain” (1981-1991) …

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DVD review: “The Dead Zone” (2002-2007)

“The Dead Zone” (2002-2007) Television/Drama Eighty Episodes Developed by: Michael Piller and Shawn Piller based on The Dead Zone by Stephen King Featuring: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams and Connor Price Johnny Smith: “I had the perfect life until I was in a coma for six years. And then I woke up, and found my fiancé, married to another man. …

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DVD review: “Who You Think I Am” (2019)

“Who You Think I Am” (2019) Drama Running time: 101 minutes Written by: Safy Nebbou and Julie Peyr based on Celle que vous croyez by Camille Laurens Directed by: Safy Nebbou Featuring: Juliette Binoche, Nicole Garcia, François Civil, Guillaume Gouix, Charles Berling, Jules Houplain and Jules Gauzelin Claire Millaud: “I do use social media, Dr. Bormans. For people like me …

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DVD review: “The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000)

“The Ruth Rendell Mysteries – A Collection” (1987-2000) Television/Drama Seventeen Adaptations Created by: Ruth Rendell Featuring: George Baker, Louie Ramsay, Christopher Ravenscroft, Ken Kitson, Diane Keen and John Burgess Ruth Rendell: “I don’t get sick of him [Chief Inspector Wexford] because he’s me. He’s very much me. He doesn’t look like me, of course, but the way he thinks and his principles and his …

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DVD review: “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982)

“Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) Television/Comedy Ninety-five Episodes Created by: Garry Marshall, Dale McRaven and Joe Glauberg Featuring: Robin Williams, Pam Dawber, Elizabeth Kerr, Conrad Janis, Tom Poston, Jay Thomas, Gina Hecht, Jim Staahl, Crissy Wilzak and Jonathan Winters Mork: “Nanu-Nanu!” Mork: “Shazbot!” Released on DVD recently is the entire series “Mork & Mindy” (1978-1982) which is notable for featuring superstar Robin Williams in the lead role, …

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DVD: “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992)

“Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) Television/Drama Forty-four Episodes Created by: John Mortimer Featuring: Leo McKern, Jonathan Coy, Julian Curry, Marion Mathie, Richard Murdoch and Maureen Darbyshire Horace Rumpole: “An Englishman's gin bottle is his castle!” Released this month on DVD is, the now, classic television series “Rumpole of the Bailey” (1978-1992) which sees Horace Rumpole, an elderly London barrister who defends a …

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DVD review: “Lewis: Season 6 – 9” (2006-2015)

“Lewis: Season 6 - 9” (2006-2015) Television Thirteen Episodes Created by: Colin Dexter Featuring: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Angela Griffin and Steve Toussaint DI Lewis: "Listen, You grab a table. I'll get them in." DS Hathaway: "Thanks, Sir. Mine is a pint." DI Lewis: "Mine is a pint, sergeant. You are driving." [Throws car keys at Hathaway who catches …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 8” (1992)

"The Bill: Series 8" (1992) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Sgt. Matthew Boyden: "When the Met employed Reg Hollis, they deprived …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 7” (1991)

"The Bill: Series 7" (1991) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Nula Conwell, Mark Haddigan, Peter Ellis, Ben Roberts, Larry Dann, Roger Leach, Seeta Indrani, Mark Powley, Andrew Paul, Huw Higginson, Chris Humphreys, Jeff Stewart and Graham Cole Detective Sergeant Ted Roach: "Knee deep in villains. Even the …

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Blu-ray review: “Ray Harryhausen: Ultimate Blu-ray Collection” (1996)

“Ray Harryhausen: Ultimate Blu-ray Collection” (1996) Fantasy/Sci-Fi Released this month on Blu-ray is an excellent boxset that has one theme running through it, the special effects were all carried out by wunderkind Ray Harryhausen whose name was not only synonomous with stop motion but also influenced at least three generations of film makers who all …

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Blu-ray review: “Yellowstone – Season One and Two” (2018-2019)

“Yellowstone – Season One and Two” (2018-2019) Television/Drama Nineteen Episodes Created by: Taylor Sheridan and John Linson Featuring:  Kevin Costner, Wes Bentley, Kelly Reilly, Luke Grimes, Cole Hauser and Gil Birmingham Carl Reynolds: “I hope I never meet the first man who thought it was a good idea to ride a bull.” John Dutton: “I dunno, Carl... First man might be worth meeting. It's the …

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Blu-ray review: “Better Call Saul – Season Five” (2020)

“Better Call Saul - Season Five” (2020) Television/Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould Featuring: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito Kaylee: “Go Eagles! Kick ass!” Mike Ehrmantraut: “You don't talk like that. Who taught you to talk like that?” Kaylee: “You did.” Mike Ehrmantraut: “Oh.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the fifth season of …

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4K Blu-ray review: “The New Mutants” (2020)

“The New Mutants” (2020) Action/Comic Book Adapation Running time: 94 minutes Written by: Josh Boone and Knate Lee Directed by: Josh Boone Featuring: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga Danielle Moonstar: “There's a Native American proverb that says: Inside every person there are two bears, forever locked in combat for your soul. One bear is …

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DVD/Blu-ray review: “Unhinged” (2020)

“Unhinged” (2020) Thriller Running time: 93 minutes Written by: Carl Ellsworth Directed by: Derrick Borte Featuring: Russell Crowe, Caren Pistorius, Gabriel Bateman, Jimmi Simpson and Austin P. McKenzie Tom: [to Rachel] “I don't think you know what a bad day is! But you'll find out.” Released recently on DVD and Bluray is the Russell Crowe starer "Unhinged" (2020) that on paper sounds like an interesting …

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Blu-ray review: “The Secret Garden” (2020)

“The Secret Garden” (2020) Drama Running time: 100 minutes Written by: Jack Thorne based on The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Directed by: Marc Munden Featuring: Dixie Egerickx, Colin Firth, Isis Davis, Amir Wilson and Julie Walters Mary: "The spell was broken. My uncle learned to laugh, and I learned to cry. The secret garden is always open now. Open, and awake, …

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Blu-ray review: “Lonesome Dove – The Ultimate Collection” (1989 – 2008)

"Lonesome Dove - The Ultimate Collection" (1989 - 2008) TV Miniseries/Western This month sees the release of the "Lonesome Dove - The Ultimate Collection" (1989 - 2008) on blu-ray a huge set that encompasses all that is best about this saga that tells the story of two Texas Rangers in the cauldron that was the …

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Blu-ray review: “The Expanse – Season One – Three” (2015-2019)

"The Expanse - Season One - Three" (2015-2019) TV Series/Sci-Fi 46 Episodes Developed by: Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby based on 'The Expanse' by James S. A. Corey Featuring: Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams and Cara Gee Title Card: "In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent …

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