New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 29th 2016

New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 29th 2016 New Blu-ray and DVD releases August 29th 2016 are as follows:

    Assassination (DVD)
    AWOL-72 (DVD)
    Citizen Kane (Blu-ray and DVD)
    DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Drop Dead Fred: 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Eyewitness (Blu-ray and DVD)
    HaNaYaMaTa: Complete Collection (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Hangmen Also Die! (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Love Hurts: The Complete Series (DVD)
    Narcos Season 1 (Blu-ray and DVD)

The Truth Commissioner – The DVDfever Review

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The Truth Commissioner The Truth Commissioner starred The Thick Of It‘s Roger Allam as Henry Stanfield, a man whose job has effectively robbed him of his family life by dominating his time, and now he’s in Belfast dealing with an incredibly complex case that’s trying to get to the bottom of one of the IRA’s many dark secrets.

In May 1992, the interrogation of IRA messenger Conor Walshe (Ciaran Flynn) led to his death, but who carried out the deed, and in what circumstances, and on whose instruction?

Victoria Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Jenna Coleman drama

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Victoria

Victoria, Queen Victoria.

Yes, say that like “Bond, James Bond”, and Jenna Coleman steps into the lead role as her uncle, King William IV, is brown bread, and it’s only 1837 (what, not yet time for The One Show??)

Being a period drama, ITV have thrown a stack of cash to bring an ornate palace to the screen in a new series whose cast includes Doctor Who‘s Jenna Coleman as the titular, 18-year-old monarch, The Sarah Jane Adventures‘ Luke – aka Tommy Knight, and Gwen from Torchwood aka Eve Myles, so I had to ask, when does the TARDIS appear? No, thankfully, Russell T Davies’ appalling scriptwriting is nowhere to be seen in this eight-parter, created and written by Daisy Goodwin.

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 1st 2016

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 1st 2016Major Lazer Feat. Justin Bieber & MØ stay at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e September 1st 2016, with Cold Water, and it’s absolute rubbish.

Again, there are no new entries in the Top 10, and this week, the whole of the Top 10 has barely changed!

New out this week is a track from Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw, with Hanging On To Nothing.

Young Hyacinth (2016) – The DVDfever Review

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Young Hyacinth Young Hyacinth, with Kerry Howard in the lead role as Mrs Bucket-to-be, is a cleaner, who we see working for the ever-at-odds couple Dulcie (Debra Stephenson) and Claude (Tony Gardner), with him oddly calling his wife a “bitch”, when this is the kind of programme that would normally air in a pre-watershed slot had it not been for being part of the BBC’s Landmark Sitcoms Season.

The King of Fighters XIV on PS4 – The DVDfever Review

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The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV is the latest in a series that has been about for ages. I really mean ages as well. The first King of Fighters came out in 1994 and was released on the Neo Geo – one of the few systems that I don’t own and have always wanted to. This series of games are talked about as being the pinnacle of said system, but I should be honest, here, and say that I hadn’t played a KoF title before this one.

Carefully counting, it seems that this King of Fighters – even though being named XIV (14) – is the 20th release. The series has calibre and class, it has a large cult following (mainly in Japan) and a highly esteemed publisher and developer.

Casualty 30th Anniversary – Too Old For This Shift – The DVDfever Review

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Casualty Casualty is a soap I used to watch regularly when it was still an occasional drama. As Charlie Fairhead (Derek Thompson) entered the Holby hospital for the first time, you could tell he’d be the only one left standing when the time comes to close it. Even when we get to the day when the character dies, you just know they’ll encase his body in carbonite and put him on display in the main entrance.

Porridge (2016) – The DVDfever Review

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porridge Porridge, aka, the slop once served up for breakfast in the nick, which led to “doing porridge” being slang for serving a prison sentence, doesn’t bring Ronnie Barker’s character back into it, but attempts to brings some elements up-to-date for the modern era with Kevin Bishop as Norman Stanley Fletcher’s grandson, Nigel Norman Fletcher.

Are You Being Served? (2016) – The DVDfever Review

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Are You Being Served Are You Being Served? is one of the sitcoms being revived for a one-off special by the BBC, and ran for an – unprecedented by today’s standards – ten series from 1972 to 1985, whereas most run for 3 or 4 at most, partly due to there being so much more choice available these days, and that also partly leads to people having a short attention…. er… sorry, where was I?

Bad Moms leads the new cinema releases & trailers w/e August 26th 2016

bad momsThis weekend there are TWELVE new films out for you to choose from: comedy with Americanisation in the title in Bad Moms, road trip thriller in Road Games, intriguing pop documentary in Gary Numan: Android in La La Land, comedy with a darker tone in War Dogs, Jason Statham cracks more skulls in Mechanic Resurrection, there’s murder aplenty in The Purge: Election Year, a Stephen King thriller in Cell, teenage angst in Kids In Love, clubbing movie XOXO, Pedro Almodóvar returns with Julieta, Noel Clarke returns with Brotherhood, and the idiocy of Adam Samberg returns in Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping.

Bad Moms stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn as the three titular bad mothers, all overworked and under-appreciated, who are pushed beyond their limits, leading them to ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.

Written and directed by both Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, a film with two directors rarely works but this looks from the trailer to have some promise. They’re previously responsible for writing/directing 21 & Over, and writing the three the three Hangover films – none of which I’ve seen but I hear they started off well and then went downhill along the way.

The cast includes Christina Applegate, Jada Pinkett Smith, Emjay Anthony and, for some reason, Kesha (or is it Ke$ha? …who cares)

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

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