Blu-ray/DVD review: “Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 – 2018)

“Salvation: Season One & Two” (2017 - 2018) Drama/Science Fiction 26 Episodes Developed by: Liz Kruger, Craig Shapiro and Matt Wheeler Featuring: Santiago Cabrera, Jennifer Finnigan, Charlie Rowe, Jacqueline Byers, Rachel Drance, Shazi Raja, Ian Anthony Dale, Melia Kreiling and Ashley Thomas Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD is yet another semi high concept network who that is attempting to rival streamers and cable channels with …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Crown – Series Three” (2019)

“The Crown – Series Three” (2019) Television Drama Ten Episodes Created by: Peter Morgan Featuring: Olivia Colman, Tobias Menzies, Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Daniels, Jason Watkins, Marion Bailey, Erin Doherty, Jane Lapotaire, Charles Dance, Josh O'Connor, Geraldine Chaplin, Michael Maloney, Emerald Fennell and Andrew Buchan Queen Elizabeth II: “You were my guardian angel. The roof over my head. The spine in my back. The iron in my heart. You were the compass …

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4K Blu-ray review: “Mulan” (2020)

“Mulan” (2020) Action Running tine: 115 minutes Written by: Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin Directed by: Niki Caro Featuring: Yifei Liu , Donnie Yen, Tzi Ma, Jason Scott Lee, Yoson An, Ron Yuan, Gong Li and Jet Li Xian Lang: [to Mulan] “When they find out who you are, they will show you no mercy.” Released this week on 4K Blu-ray is the …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Military Wives” (2020)

“Military Wives” (2020) Drama/Comedy Running time: 112 minutes Written by: Rachel Tunnard and Rosanne Flynn Directed by: Peter Cattaneo Featuring: Kristin Scott Thomas, Sharon Horgan, Jason Flemyng and Greg Wise Lisa: [about the singing at the very first choir rehearsal] “It was like incantations of a bunch of witches.” Released recently on both DVD and Blu-ray is the English drama “Military Wives” (2020), …

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DVD review: “Radioactive” (2019)

“Radioactive” (2019) Drama Running time: 109 minutes Written by: Jack Thorne based on Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout by Lauren Redniss Directed by: Marjane Satrapi Featuring: Rosamund Pike, Sam Riley, Aneurin Barnard and Anya Taylor-Joy Pierre Curie: “Your main problem, Marie, is your arrogance.” Marie Curie: “My main problem is you. And the fact that I love you so utterly.” Released recently …

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DVD review: “Westside – Season 1 – 6” (2015-2020)

"Westside - Season 1 - 6" (2015-2020) TV series/Drama 44 Episodes Created by: James Griffin & Rachel Lang Featuring: Antonia Prebble, David de Lautour, Dan Musgrove, Esther Stephens, Todd Emerson, Pana Hema-Taylor, Xavier Horan, Sophie Hambleton, Reef Ireland, Ashleigh Cummings Ted: "No rhinos around here mate: just a pig dressed as a ponce." Released on …

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DVD review: “Greed” (2019)

“Greed” (2019) Drama Running time: 104 minutes Written and Directed by: Michael Winterbottom Featuring: Steve Coogan, David Mitchell, Asa Butterfield, Dinita Gohil, Sophie Cookson, Jonny Sweet, Asim Chaudhry, Shirley Henderson, and Isla Fisher Samantha: “No one reads the Mail Online, it's cleavage clickbait!” Sir Richard McCreadie: “Yeah, except I'M the tit this time.” Released on DVD is the latest collaboration between director Michael Winterbottom and …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020)

“El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” (2020) Drama/Thriller 122 Minutes Written & directed by: Vince Gilligan Featuring: Aaron Paul, Jesse Plemons, Krysten Ritter, Charles Baker, Matt Jones, Robert Forster, Jonathan Banks and Bryan Cranston Walter White: “You’re really lucky, you know that? You didn’t have to wait your whole life to do something special.” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the followup …

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DVD review: “She Dies Tomorrow” (2020)

“She Dies Tomorrow” (2020) Horror Running time: 84 minutes Written and directed by: Amy Seimetz Featuring: Kate Lyn Sheil, Jane Adams, Kentucker Audley, Katie Aselton, Chris Messina, Tunde Adebimpe, Jennifer Kim, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michelle Rodriguez, Josh Lucas and Adam Wingard Jane: "Humans are the only animal or creature that pretends to be what it's not." Released this week on DVD is the drama/horror “She …

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DVD review: “Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019)

“Queens of Mystery: Series One” (2019) Television Three Episodes Created by: Julian Unthank Featuring: Julie Graham, Rebecca Grant, Andrew Leung, Siobhan Redmond, Martin Trenaman, Olivia Vinall and Sarah Woodward “Queens of Mystery” concerns Matilda Stone, a young detective who has been assigned to the constabulary in her fictional hometown village of Wildemarsh in England. There, Matilda is also reunited with her three crime novelist aunts Cat, Beth, and …

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DVD review: “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993)

“The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993) Drama Twenty Episodes Created by: H.E. Bates Featuring: David Jason, Pam Ferris, Philip Franks and Catherine Zeta-Jones Sidney Charles 'Pop' Larkin: “This calls for a cocktail!” Once again recently released on DVD is the now constant favorite David Jason starring “The Darling Buds of May” (1991-1993), a relatively short lived television show that is now …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series 1 – 4” (1983-1988)

“The Bill: Series 1 - 4” (1983-1988) Television Eighty-four Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Gary Olsen, Trudie Goodwin, Peter Dean, Robert Pugh, Colin Blumenau, Jon Croft, Gary Hailes, Colin McCormack, Chris Jenkinson, Richard Huw, John Salthouse, Jon Iles and Paul McKenzie PC Jim Carver: “Bradford? She's got about as much community spirit as Adolf Hitler.” Re-released recently in repackaged cases is the …

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DVD review: “Fraggle Rock – Collection Two “ (1985-1986)

“Fraggle Rock – Collection Two “ (1985-1986) Television Thirty-five Episodes Created by: Jim Henson Featuring: Gerry Parkes, Fulton Mackay, John Gordon Sinclair, Simon O'Brien, Jerry Nelson, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Kathryn Mullen, Karen Prell, Richard Hunt and Jim Henson Pa Gorg: “Junior, are you sure this isn't another one of your dumb hair-brained schemes?” Junior Gorg: “No, Pa, this is one of my smart hair-brained schemes!” Released recently on …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Anna” (2020)

“Ava” (2020) Action/Thriller Running time: 96 minutes Written by:  Matthew Newton  Directed by:  Tate Taylor Featuring: Jessica Chastain, John Malkovich, Common, Geena Davis, Colin Farrell, Ioan Gruffudd and Joan Chen [to Ava, referring to the next assassination job]Duke: “So this one could be tricky. The approach should be flirty but classy. Anything aggressive is going to scare the General off.” Released recently on Blu-ray/DVD is …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973)

“Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) Television Twenty-three Episodes Produced by: William Castle Featuring: Helen Hayes, Jason Robards, Patricia Neal, William Windom, Gena Rowlands, Carolyn Jones, Melvyn Douglas, Tyne Daly, David Soul, Karen Black and Jodie Foster Released recently on Blu-ray and DVD is the short lived anthology series “Ghost Story (Circle Of Fear)” (1972-1973) that dipped its toes into horror and fantasy with some truly great character actors appearing …

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DVD review: “Foyle’s War” (2002-2015)

“Foyle's War” (2002-2015) Television Twenty-eight Episodes Created by: Anthony Horowitz Featuring: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks and Anthony Howell Samantha Stewart: [to Foyle and Milner] "What you both need is a jolly good murder!" Recently re-released on DVD is the television series “Foyle's War” (2002-2015), it was essentially a murder mystery series taking place mostly in England during World War II. …

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DVD review: “Good Girls: Season Two” (2019)

"Good Girls: Season Two" (2019) Television/Drama Twelve Episodes Created by: Jenna Bans Featuring: Christina Hendricks, Retta, Mae Whitman, Reno Wilson, Manny Montana, Lidya Jewett, Isaiah Stannard and Matthew Lillard Jane Boland: [narrating] “Girls today can be anything. CEO, Olympic gold medalist, even a Supreme Court Justice. We've finally broken that glass ceiling. And, wow, sure looks good from the top.” "Good …

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DVD review: “Lewis: Season 1 – 5 ” (2006-2015)

“Lewis: Season 1 - 5 ” (2006-2015) Television Twenty Episodes Created by: Colin Dexter Featuring: Kevin Whately, Laurence Fox, Rebecca Front, Clare Holman, Angela Griffin and Steve Toussaint [examining the scene of a murder - the victim has been hit over the head with a large mirror] Dr. Laura Hobson: “The jugular vein and carotid arteries were sliced right through.” DS James Hathaway: “By a …

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Blu-ray/DVD review: “The Carpetbaggers” (1964)

“The Carpetbaggers” (1964) Drama Running time: 150 minutes Written by: John Michael Hayes Directed by: Edward Dmytryk Featuring: George Peppard, Alan Ladd, Bob Cummings, Martha Hyer, Elizabeth Ashley, Lew Ayres, Martin Balsam, Ralph Taeger, Archie Moore, Leif Erickson and Carroll Baker Jonas Cord: “What do you want to see on your honeymoon?” Monica Winthrop: “Lots of lovely ceilings!” Released recently on DVD and Blu-ray is the now …

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DVD review: “Men behaving badly” (1992-2014)

“Men Behaving Badly” (1992-2014) Television Comedy Forty-two Episodes Created by: Simon Nye Featuring: Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Leslie Ash, Caroline Quentin and Harry Enfield Tony: "Why does Dorothy still live with her parents?" Gary Strang: "Her Mother keeps threatening to kill herself if she moves out, I think she should risk it." Some shows remain popular for years and always seem …

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