The Accountant of Auschwitz - DVD review


From a BBC docu series, this intense 75 minute study, lucently engineered by Signature Entertainment, illuminates one of the greatest crimes of the twentieth century with new perspectives where none seemed possible because everything has been said on the subject. [click here...]



Kindergarten Cop (1990) - Blu-ray review


Jon Kimble is a tough police detective who goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher in order to catch Cullen Crisp a dangerous criminal. The only one who can testify against him is his ex wife but she has disappeared. The only lead Kimble has is the name of the school her son attends. Once he wrangles his young charges, as well as the affections of a beautiful teacher, he prepares for a final showdown with his intended prey... [click here...]


Traitors - DVD review


Acorn Media International release the Channel 4 drama Traitors on DVD. Set in 1945, the six-part series is set shortly after the Second World War as Britain, America and Russia are all vying for a new world order. This coming of age female spy story follows Feef Symonds, a gutsy, determined, but naïve 21-year-old, struggling to define herself in a bewilderingly fast-changing world. When she accepts a position with the British Civil Service, she hopes to finally use her spy training picked up during the war. But her allegiances are about to be called in to question... [click here...]


Vertigo (1958) (Vinyl) - Soundtrack review


Varèse Sarabande Records has revisited the original analogue tapes and remastered Bernard Herrmann's memorable score for Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958). The LP has been pressed at RTI on to 180 gm vinyl, and slipped into a classic tip-on jacket from Stoughton Press. The American Film Institute’s list of the greatest films of all-time, (The AFI 100), places Vertigo at #9, and is one of only six entries to note the importance of the film score in the film’s ranking... [click here...]


Irma la Douce (1963) - Blu-ray review


Irma La Douce is the last great Billy Wilder film that was a smash box-office success. The film is 147 minutes long and plays like something running way under two hours. It’s packed with eye candy: colour, set design detail, texture, fast pace, kinetic body comedy, character, funny dialogue, narrative irony and edgy vulgarity. This latter component is a Wilder speciality, never going too far but further than lecherous Hollywood could confidently venture without being cheesy and sophomoric... [click here...]


BBC Radiophonic Workshop - Music review


Silva Screen Records reissue the 1968 BBC Radiophonic Workshop’s hugely influential 10th anniversary album, featuring remastered early electronic works of John Baker, David Cain and Delia Derbyshire... [click here...]



The Clockmaker’s Daughter - Music review


The Clockmaker’s Daughter, an original story with original music, is set in the fictional Irish town of Spindlewood. Like most towns of age, Spindlewood has its traditions. But no practice, custom or old wives’ warning is so firmly adhered to as ‘The Turning of the Key’. Every year, on the last night of winter, as the first day of spring unfolds, the townsfolk gather to take part in a strange ritual... The Clockmaker’s Daughter is a beautiful story built around themes of prejudice, discrimination, animosity and a fear of the unknown - a folk musical with a specific, yet timeless, feel... [click here...]


Delicious: Series Three - DVD review


Passionate cook Gina was once married to Leo Vincent, a successful entrepreneur, chef and hotel owner in Cornwall. Leo owes much of his success to Gina's exceptional cooking, but since leaving her for the glamorous Sam, his business has continued to thrive. When Sam has suspicions that Leo is having an affair, she confides in Gina but the secrets and scandals that spill out are proof that sleeping with another woman's husband is never a good idea even if he was your husband first. After Leo dies the two women go into business together, Gina running the kitchen while Sam is front of house... [click here...]


Lost West End Revues - Music review

CoverLost West End Revues celebrates London's forgotten revue shows of the 1940s, '50s and '60s, compiling songs from 35 West End productions and showcasing these unique musical works from the golden age of British theatrical entertainment. Ranging from 1940 to 1962, the recordings featured include a broad range of musical styles and genres, from witty songs satirising topical issues of the era to dramatic ballads and entertaining comedy numbers. Musical theatre composers featured on the album include Noel Coward, Vivian Ellis, Sandy Wilson, Lionel Bart, Leslie Bricusse, Charles Zwar, Alan Melville and more... [click here...]


Ion8 Leak Proof Vacuum Flask / Water Bottle

CoverIon8 release a range of 100% leak proof BPA free reusable refillable insulated stainless steel water bottle/flask. For those that don't need, or want a large, cumbersome flask taking up valuable room in their rucksack, this drinking vessel is perfect. The ridged cap opens with just one twist, and the wide mouth provides a smooth, rapid flow... [click here...]


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