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DVD Review — Broadchurch: Series 2

The second season of the British murder/mystery series, Broadchurch, is as riveting as the first. Stunning locations, beautiful cinematography and direction, intelligent writing and a superb cast, make this outstanding television viewing. There is so much attention to detail in … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea: The Complete First Season

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea is a well-produced, exciting near future (for its time), action/adventure series about the crew of an advanced submarine called Seaview. This first season of 32 episodes screened in black and white in 1964/65. … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Nowhere Boys: Series 1

Nowhere Boys is a Melbourne-made teen fantasy/adventure series from ABC3. This first 13-ep season was released on DVD in 2014, with the second coming out this year. It’s a series I heard lots of good things about, so I thought … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Doctor Who: Last Christmas

The 2014 Doctor Who Christmas Special takes things in a different direction from the whimsy that had become the staple of the Matt Smith specials. “Last Christmas” has all the trappings of a festive story (Santa, elves, Rudolf, etc) — … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review — The Wind Rises

The Wind Rises is the new animated feature from Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and the last film from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki. It is everything you would expect it to be… and yet it manages to surprise. Inspired by the life … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review — Doctor Who: The Complete Eighth Series

The eighth series of the revived Doctor Who burst onto our screens with renewed vigour earlier this year. A new Doctor and a new direction catapults this set of 12 episodes to new heights. And now it’s out on DVD … Continue reading

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DVD Review — The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery is a new BBC mini-series about the biggest train robbery in British history. The names most often associated with the infamous robbery are Ronnie Biggs and Buster Edwards, but this version focuses on the organiser Bruce … Continue reading

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DVD Review — HAL

HAL is an amazing Japanese animated film. It’s a science fiction story about love, grief and redemption. It’s a difficult film to classify and it’s hard to review it without spoilers, but here goes… A robot is given human appearance … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Land of the Giants: The Complete First Season

Madman are releasing a string of old Irwin Allen television productions in Australia, and among them is the first season of Land of the Giants. I remember watching this series as a kid, along with Voyage to the Bottom of … Continue reading

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DVD Giveaway — Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries: The Complete Series 1 & 2

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. With the third season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries just around the corner, and thanks to the generosity of Roadshow Entertainment, I have four copies of Miss Fisher’s … Continue reading

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DVD Review — The Hound of the Baskervilles

Made in 1982, The Hound of the Baskervilles is a four-part BBC serial, adapting the Sherlock Holmes novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A ghostly hound, an old family curse and cold-blooded murder form the basis of this mystery. It’s … Continue reading

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DVD Giveaway — Wizards vs Aliens: Series 2

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I’ve got four DVD copies of Wizards vs Aliens: Series 2 to give away. Want to win one? Read on to find out how … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Wizards vs Aliens: Series 2

There are wizards on Earth, living secretly amongst the ordinary human beings. And there are aliens from the planet Nekross, who eat magic. These aliens have come to Earth, determined to extract the magic out of every last wizard. The … Continue reading

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DVD Giveaway — Doctor Who: Deep Breath

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I’ve got four DVD copies of Doctor Who: Deep Breath to give away. Want to win one? Of course you do! Read on to … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Doctor Who: Deep Breath

Deep Breath. The first episode of Doctor Who: Series 8. An extra-long ep. New Doctor. New direction. Very exciting! A much-anticipated episode, it even got a cinema release, so it’s no surprise that it gets its own DVD/Blu-ray release independent … Continue reading

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DVD Review — Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition

The Doctor Who: 50th Anniversary Collector’s Edition is a set of four DVDs bringing together episodes and specials of significance to the programme’s anniversary, along with a bunch of extras. It’s an odd assortment of previously released material and other … Continue reading

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DVD Review — The Ghost & Mrs Muir: Season 2

The Ghost & Mrs Muir is a 1960s US sitcom about a widow and her family, who move into a house that is haunted by the ghost of a sea captain. I reviewed Season 1 a couple of months ago … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review — Atlantis

Atlantis is the new series created to fill the gap left by The Adventures of Merlin. And fill the gap is does… by recreating the style, feel, story structure, character types and themes of the earlier series, while changing the … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Giveaway — Atlantis

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all those who entered. Thanks to Roadshow Entertainment, I’ve got three Blu-ray copies of the first season of Atlantis, to give away. Want to win one? Read on to find out how … Continue reading

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Blu-ray Review — The Cat Returns

The Cat Returns is a Japanese animated film from the famed Studio Ghibli. It’s not as well known as other Ghibli films, such as Princess Mononoke (see review) and My Neighbour Totoro (see review), and is only the third theatrical … Continue reading

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