The Lodger (Director’s Suite Edition) Review

Genre: Mystery/Thriller Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Ivor Novello, Arthur Chesney, Marie Ault, Malcolm Keen, June Running Time: 74 minutes Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($34.95) Overview The silent film era is one that has been largely forgotten by us modern day audiences, but every now and again there are a few that resurface and prove that silent cinema can be just as sp...

The Chasing World DVD Review

Genre: Horror/Mystery/ Sci Fi Platform: DVD (Reviewed) Produced by: Geneon Entertainment Director: Issei Shibata Starring: Takuya Ishida, Mitsuki Tanimura and Shunsuke Daitô Running time: 98 min Language: Japanese with English subtitles Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95) Overview Yusuke Yamada’s best-selling novel, “Real Onigokko” is about a King who decided to kill ever...

The 39 Steps (Director’s Suite Edition) Review

Genre: Crime/Mystery/Thriller Director: Alfred Hitchcock Starring: Robert Donat, Wylie Watson, Lucie Mannheim, Madeleine Carroll, Godfrey Tearle Running Time: 86 minutes Available for purchase at:Madman Online Store ($34.95) Overview When I first told someone I was going to watch The 39 Steps, they were extremely excited because they had seen it before, and offered to watch the film again with me....

Yatterman Review

Genre: Live Action/Action/Adventure Produced by: Nikkatsu Director: Takashi Miike Starring: Sho Sakurai, Saki Fukuda, Anri Okamoto, Kyoko Fukada, Katsuhisa Namase, Kendo Kobayashi Running time: 107 minutes Language: Japanese with English subtitles Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95) Overview I’m not a fan of live action films. There, I said it. Something about the tacky outfits...

Winter in Wartime Review

Genre: War/Drama Produced by: Isabella Films and Fu-works Director: Martin Koolhoven Starring: Martijn Lakemeier, Yorick van Wageningen, Jamie Campbell Bower, Melody Klaver Running time: 99 minutes Language: Dutch, German, English with English subtitles Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95) Overview The words “beautiful” and “war film” usually don’t go together in the same senten...

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom (Collection 1) Review

Produced by: Beetrain, Genco, Funimation Distributed by: Madman Entertainment Media: DVD  Genre: Action, Drama, Romance Runtime: 325 minutes, 2 DVD’s Rating: MA15+, Strong animated violence Available from: Madman $59 Reviewed by: Michael Marr and Grace Mitchell   PREMISE Do killers get to have a conscience? What choices exist to those who only see the world in the distorted eyes of an indent...

Dogtooth Review

Genre: Drama Produced by: Boo Productions Director: Giorgos Lanthimos (Yorgos Lanthimos to some) Starring: Christos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeliki Papoulia, Mary Tsoni, Hristos Passalis, Anna Kalaitzidou Running Time: 94 minutes Language: Greek with English Subtitles Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95), Amazon US ($20.49), Amazon UK (£9.31) Overview Like a car along a hi...

Madman announces Blue Valentine DVD release in June

Madman will release Palace Film’s Blue Valentine on DVD and Blu-ray on the 22nd of June. Blue Valentine is a romantic drama which features the talents of Ryan Gosling (The Notebook) as Dean and Michelle Williams (Shutter Island, Brokeback Mountain) as Cindy. The storyline tells the tale of a married couple, shifting to different times in their relationship to provide an insight into the chan...

HOWL coming to DVD this June!

Madman Entertainment’s June 2011 DVD lineup is an exciting one, but none is more exciting than the release of Robert Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman’s HOWL on DVD. HOWL features an all-star cast with the likes of of James Franco, Oscar® nominee for 127 Hours, and Madmen‘s Jon Hamm. James Franco plays the young Allen Ginsberg in a tale that sees him find his voice, the nature of the ...

Big Tits Zombie (Kyonyu Dragon) Review

Genre: Horror, Action, Comedy Produced by: Concept Films Director: Takao Nakano Starring: Sora Aoi, Io Aikawa, Tamayo, Risa Kasumi, Mari Sakurai Tag Line: Strippers vs. the Undead! Running time: 73 minutes Language: Japanese with English subtitles Available for purchase at: Madman Online Store ($29.95), Amazon US ($25.69), Amazon UK (£5.93) Overview Let’s get things straight: the Japanese are in l...

Best April Fool’s Announcements

April first is always an exciting day for games news – and April second is always a disappointing one, as we once again realise we’ve been had. While the gaming press is becoming increasingly suspicious to report any news around this date as fact, some are just too damn exciting, or hilarious, to ignore. Here’s a quick roundup of some of the best fake news we received in the last few d...

L.A. Noire selected for 2011 Tribeca Film Festival

Rockstar’s highly anticipated crime-thriller game, L.A. Noire, has made it into the official selection for the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. This is the first ever time a video game has been recognised by the TFF. L.A. Noire is under the “Special Event” category, and there is an exclusive preview of the game for those attending the festival at the Tribeca Talks series on Monday 25t...

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