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Angel: Season 1 Box Set

August 29, 2003

 Angel: Season 1 Box Set

Angel, the spin off from Buffy The Vampire Slayer gets its first DVD release in a feature packed six DVD box-set. How does it compare to its parent series, and what sort of treatment has the DVD received from the good people at Fox? The first series of... 

Gladiator

August 25, 2003

 Gladiator

With every successful film comes a torrent of derision from the press, Gladiator was no exception. Mauled for its plodding script, wafer thin plot and poor acting. But was any of this warranted? Well yes actually, but only the part about the script. The... 

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

August 22, 2003

 Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

There are those films in cinematic history that have redefined the way other films are made. The first talkie had silent film stars running for the hills. Snow White proved that a feature length animation can work. Jurassic Park spelt the end for the... 

RoboCop Trilogy

August 16, 2003

 RoboCop Trilogy

In 1988 director Paul Verhoeven made his American debut with the violent futuristic actioner Robocop. Dripping with satire and gore in equal measure, Robocop became an instant cult hit. Verhoeven seemed to remake Robocop every few years with a series... 

The Karate Kid Trilogy

August 10, 2003

 The Karate Kid Trilogy

It is with a skip and a smile that I delve once again into a decade from which I never left and pay tribute to a series of films so fiendishly Eighties that their very mention brings back memories of headbands and Duran Duran. Ok, I don’t know where... 

Sheryl Crow: C’mon America

August 7, 2003

 Sheryl Crow: C’mon America

Recorded live in Ohio last summer, the queen of country (no, the other one) rocks our world with hits past and present. Whilst some artists decide to change their appearance and music style as often as they change their socks, Sheryl Crow is that odd... 

Mad Dog Time

August 6, 2003

 Mad Dog Time

Mad Dog Time (1996) exists in a world where Frank Sinatra and his Rat Pack never went out of fashion. It’s a parallel universe stuck in the 1940s and populated by gangsters and femme fatales. To say that this film works on its own kooky internal... 

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

August 5, 2003

 Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Since the birth of DVD the format has spread faster than CD audio, due to some hard-core film fanatics, some large scale marketing campaigns and the odd fantastic DVD release. Lethal Weapon 4 showed us what DVD was capable of in the shape of extra features,... 

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