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 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 122011
 
Unknown: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Liam Neeson’s morph into action mega star continues with 2011’s Unknown, which is available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK on the 18th of July from Optimum Releasing.  Now in recent years Liam Neeson has started to shed the image that he gained during the mid to late 90’s of only playing worthy characters in […]

Jul 112011
 
Went The Day Well?: DVD&Blu-ray Review

Hello! Went The Day Well? is another Ealing Studios first on DVD and Blu-ray  from Optimum Classics, and is available from 25th July 2011 . The film was part of the Ealing Studios war propaganda phase the studio undertook during the second world war. There were varying successes, Ships with Wings (1941) was one of the first and the […]

Jun 292011
 
Don't Look Now: Blu-ray Review

Hello! Don’t Look Now is the latest film to be given a long awaited Blu-ray release by Optimum Classics. The 1973 occult horror film directed by Nicolas Roeg starring Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland is often sighted as being one of the greatest horror films of all time. Since its release almost 40 years ago […]