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Harsh Realm

February 28, 2003

 Harsh Realm

Platoon meets The Matrix in this action-packed military virtual reality series from Chris Carter (the creator of The X-Files). Harsh Realm has never been seen before in the UK and is available to buy from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. Harsh... 

Bubba Ho-Tep: Limited Collector’s Edition

February 23, 2003

 Bubba Ho-Tep: Limited Collector’s Edition

Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) is a cult film fan’s wet dream. The movie is directed by Phantasm’s Don Coscarelli, it stars Army of Darkness’ Bruce Campbell, is scored by Six-String Samurai’s Brian Tyler and is adapted from horror writer Joe R. Lansdale’s... 

Planet of the Apes: 35th Anniversary Edition

February 23, 2003

 Planet of the Apes: 35th Anniversary Edition

One of the greatest science-fiction movies of all time gets a lavish two-disc special edition. It’s hard to be objective nearly four decades on from Planet of the Apes’ initial release. It was such a daring idea for a movie in all respects,... 

The Marx Brothers Collection

February 23, 2003

 The Marx Brothers Collection

Fans of the Marx Brothers movies have had to wait a long time to finally see their heroes done justice on the DVD format. Image Entertainment released a now out-of-print box set a few years ago with simply awful transfers and no extras. Hopes were raised... 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6

February 22, 2003

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 6

As Buffy the Vampire Slayer headed into its sixth season, the show’s creator, Joss Whedon, took his characters to a much darker place. If there were two overriding themes that took centre stage during this season it was sadness and loss. The Scooby... 

Ghosts of the Abyss

February 22, 2003

 Ghosts of the Abyss

After the phenomenal success of Titanic (1997), James Cameron did the smart thing and cultivated a low profile for a few years. It made sense, after all, how do you follow-up a movie that taps into the zeitgeist in such an unprecedented way? In the interim,... 

Charade

February 21, 2003

 Charade

It’s a cliché to say but they really don’t make movies like Charade (1963) anymore. Jonathan Demme’s remake, The Truth About Charlie (2002) only reinforces this notion with its miscasting of the two leads, Mark Wahlberg and Thandie... 

My Voyage to Italy

February 20, 2003

 My Voyage to Italy

Fans of Martin Scorsese’s documentary, A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995), are in for a treat as the legendary director returns with another personal journey, this time the focus is on Italian cinema with My Voyage... 

The Last Samurai

February 19, 2003

 The Last Samurai

The one-two punch of The Last Samurai (2003) and Kill Bill, Vol. 1 (2003) marks a surprising mini-resurgence of the samurai movie genre. When most people think of examples from this type of movie, the first ones that come to mind are Seven Samurai (1954)... 

Trainspotting: Director’s Cut

February 19, 2003

 Trainspotting: Director’s Cut

When Trainspotting was released in 1996, it took the world by storm and caused a sensation not only in its homeland of England, but in the United States as well. Audiences couldn’t get enough of this gritty, funny tale of Scottish heroin addicts. The... 

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