Time Bandits: Criterion Collection

January 22, 2015

The early 1980s was a fertile time for fantasy films with the likes of Excalibur (1981), Dragonslayer (1981) and Conan the Barbarian (1982) among others. Time Bandits (1981) came out of Terry Gilliam being unable to get his passion project Brazil (1985)... 

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

July 23, 2003

A long time ago in a cinema far, far away Star Wars Episode II was released. It has now made the arduous journey to DVD, and the circle is complete. It’s cool to knock success, it happens all the time. The media build up a person, raving about how... 

Time Bandits

June 27, 2003

Handmade Films, controlled by the late great George Harrison, are responsible for a wealth of cheap cult classics. None more renowned, successful or full of short people as Gilliam’s Time Bandits. Ex Pythons Michael Palin and Terry Gilliam combined... 

The Marx Brothers Collection

February 23, 2003

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... 


December 2, 2001

The 1980s were a good decade for period films—most notably, Amadeus (1984), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and Valmont (1989). The problem with many of these kinds of movies is that they take themselves too seriously. What separates Amadeus from the others...