Aug 302011
 
Outside the Law: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Outside the Law, or Hors-La-Loi to use its French title, is Rachid Bouchareb follow up to the critically acclaimed World War II drama Day of Glory. The film takes place over almost two decades in the lives of three brothers between the years 1945 and 1962 and focuses on their roles in the Algerian [...]

Aug 112011
 
Submarine: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Submarine is a 2011 film from actor turned director Richard Ayoade, who you may know best as Moss in the comedy show The IT Crowd. The film was released on Blu-ray on the 1st of August 2011, from Optimum Releasing’s, after an all too limited theatrical release. Adapted from the 2008 novel of the [...]

Aug 052011
 
Night and Fog: DVD Review

Hello! Night and Fog is a 1955 French documentary short film. Directed by Alain Resnais, and is a film describing the German concentration camps in the second world war. The film is combination of stills and stock footage of various concentration camps the Nazi’s controlled, as well as new footage shot by Resnais at the Auschwitz and Majdanek camps. Michel Bouquets narration of Holocaust survivor Jean Cayrol’s script is often [...]

Aug 042011
 
Hiroshima mon amour: DVD Review

Hello! Hiroshima mon amour is 1959 drama film directed by French film director Alain Resnais and is the story of a French actress referred to as she (Emmanuelle Riva) and Japanese architect referred to as him (Eiji Okada). The film was one of the first Nouvelle Vague (French New Wave) films and set the tone for the whole movement with its nonlinear storyline and fractured script filled with flashbacks and stories [...]

Jul 312011
 
Whiskey Galore: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Whiskey Galore is a 1949 Ealing Studios comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Compton MacKenzie. The film is based on the real-life 1941 shipwreck of the S.S. Politician which was carrying a special cargo, Whiskey. The film was ranked 24th in the BFI Top 100 British Films and it arrives on Blu-ray for the first time on the [...]

Jul 262011
 
Resurrected: DVD Review

Hello! Resurrected is a 1989 British film set in the aftermath of the Falklands war, and is loosely based on the real life story of  British soldier Philip Williams, who during the battle of Mount Tumbledown became separated from his comrades and ended up being presumed dead. Williams was, however, not dead as he turned up again 6 weeks later alive and free from any [...]

Jul 252011
 
Lake Mungo: DVD Review

Hello! Lake Mungo is a 2008 Australian mockumentary film directed by Joel Anderson and is available on UK DVD for the first time from the 25th of July 2011 from Second Sight Films. The film has received a lot of good press whilst playing the festival circuit over the past few years and fast became one of those films many had [...]

Jul 212011
 
The Lavender Hill Mob: Blu-ray

Hello! Ealing Studios’ 1951 award winning classic is returning to the big screen on 22nd of July ahead of its August 1st debut on Blu-ray. The film is one of the most acclaimed of Ealing Studios’ films and was an early indication of Alec Guinness’ talents as a great character actor.  The film was written by T.E.B. Clarke and directed [...]

Jul 202011
 
The Round Up: DVD&Blu-ray Review

Hello! The Round Up is a 2010 French second world war film that focuses on the Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup, a mass arrest of the Parisian Jewish community in the summer of 1942, that was carried out by the French acting on behalf of the Nazi’s. The film is directed by investigative journalist Roselyne Bosch and features a stellar French cast [...]