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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DVD review: “Agatha Raisin – Series One – Three” (2014 – 2019)

“Agatha Raisin – Series One - Three” (2014 - 2019) Thriller/Comedy Running time: 123 minutes Produced by: Barry Ryan, Michele Buck and David Walton based on Agatha Raisin by M. C. Beaton Featuring: Ashley Jensen, Katy Wix, Matthew Horne and Jamie Glover Agatha Raisin: “When confronted with someone who appears to be in a perpetual state of outrage, it is tempting for other people to wind them …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series Six” (1990)

“The Bill: Series 6” (1990) 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. Alec Peters: "Best thing to do is to close your office …

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DVD review: “The Bill: Series Five” (1989)

“The Bill: Series Five” (1989) Television One hundred and five Episodes Created by: Geoff McQueen Featuring: Mark Wingett, Gary Olsen, Trudie Goodwin, Peter Dean, Jon Croft, Gary Hailes, Colin McCormack, Chris Jenkinson, Richard Huw, Jon Iles and Paul McKenzie DC Mike Dashwood: "Anything else?" DI Burnside: "Yeah, a garage full of bricks." DC Mike Dashwood: "What kind of bricks?" DI Burnside: "The …

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DVD review: “Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 – 1975)

“Upstairs Downstairs” (1971 - 1975) Television/Drama Sixty-eight Episodes Created by: Jean Marsh, Eileen Atkins, John Hawkesworth and John Whitney Featuring: David Langton, Rachel Gurney, Simon Williams, Nicola Pagett, Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Patsy Smart, Jean Marsh, George Innes, Evin Crowley, Pauline Collins, Christopher Beeny, Jenny Tomasin, John Alderton,Meg Wynn Owen, Lesley-Anne Down, Jacqueline Tong, Hannah Gordon, Gareth Hunt, Karen Dotrice and Joan Benham James Bellamy: [during shooting] “Tell me, do you ever regret not becoming a gamekeeper like your father?” Hudson: “I never …

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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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Blu-ray/DVD review: “Hammer House of Horror” (1980)

“Hammer House of Horror” (1980) Television/Horror Thirteen Episodes Created by: Roy Skeggs Featuring: Jon Finch, Warren Clarke, James Cosmo, Denholm Elliott, Geoffrey Beavers, Nicholas Ball, Janet Fielding, Peter Cushing, Brian Cox, Diana Dors, Pierce Brosnan, Barbara Ewing and Gareth Thomas Narrator: “Have you ever spent the night in an empty theatre?” Recently released on Blu-ray and DVD …

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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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