DVD Review: ‘Unit One: Season One’

★★★☆☆ Thirteen years are after it was originally broadcast in its native Denmark, the inaugural season of TV crime serial Unit One (Rejseholdet, 2000-2004) is now finally being released on DVD here in the UK, courtesy of Nordic Noir masters Arrow Films. The recent plethora of Scandinavian imports has been Continue Reading

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DVD Review: ‘The Campaign’

★★☆☆☆ Will Ferrell’s continuing audience draw is bolstered by the presence of portly favourite Zach Galifianakis (The Hangover, Due Date) in Jay Roach’s timely political comedy, The Campaign (2012). Unfortunately, this pairing isn’t a straightforward recipe for comedic success, with much of the film relying heavily on stock-humour that could Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘The Possession’

★★★☆☆ There’s much to praise in director Ole Bornedal’s competent, if run-of-the-mill, excursion into child-in-peril territory. Reminiscent of the daddy of all devil films, The Exorcist (1973), and starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Kyra Sedgwick and the outstanding Natasha Calis, The Possession (2012) does suffer, however, due to the fact that Continue Reading

DVD Review: ‘Dear God No!’

★★☆☆☆ Shot like a 1970s grindhouse flick complete with jump cuts, appalling dialogue and horrendous scenes of gratuitous violence, James Bickert’s biker horror Dear God No! (2011) is a rampant, filthy and debauched watch that will test all but the most hardened of exploitation aficionados. Banned in 19 countries, the Continue Reading