Hey there, it's just the usual obligatory message to inform you that this site uses cookies. Click here to find out more about our privacy policy or alternatively click the X on the top-right if you would rather just get on with the movie reviewing fun.

Frank Sidebottom The Home of the Retrospective


Age of Consent (1969) dir: Michael Powell Blu Ray (Indicator)

This little-seen Australian film from the twilight of Powell's career is a beautifully-filmed if occasionally awkward effort. Interesting performances by James Mason and Helen Mirren (the latter in her first major film role) feature in this adaptation of Norman Lindsay's controversial novel.

Helen Mirren in Age of Consent (1969)

Click here to read review

The Mystery of Picasso (1956) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Henri-Georges Clouzot's documentary capturing the renowned artist in action makes for a hypnotically chilled viewing experience and a fascinating examination of the creative process.

The Mystery of Picasso

Click here to read review

I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Blu Ray & DVD (Dazzler Media)

This documentary, combining movie and video diary footage plus interviews with various family members and friends is a touching tribute to a bright flame of talent who burnt out all too quickly. Amongst the interviewees are Ben Harper, Naomi Watts and Ang Lee.

I Am Heath Ledger

Click here to read review

More DVDs and Blu Rays

CLICK HERE for a guide to the best independent DVD / Blu Ray companies in the UK.



Monia Chokri in Emma Peeters


Erik the Conqueror directed by Mario Bava

Simon Dwyer banner