The Riddle of The Sphinx – Inside No.9 Series 3 Episode 3 – The DVDfever Review

The Riddle of The Sphinx

The Riddle of The Sphinx proved that The Bill wasn’t just streets ahead of the rest of the series so far, but that it has strong competition.

Based around crossword puzzles with Nina (Utopia‘s Alexandra Roach) letting herself into her professor’s study (which is room No.9, naturally), he – Professor Squires (Steve Pemberton) – is referred to as The Sphinx, and is the person who sets these puzzles in the student paper.

The Bill – Inside No.9 Series 3 Episode 2 – The DVDfever Review

The Bill

The Bill is the second episode of series 3 of Inside No.9, and if that has you wondering where the first episode went, well, that was the Christmas one.

As always, the story takes place in a building of some description with the number in place, and this is a restaurant called “number nine”, and about to close up for the night… until it comes to who’s going to pay the bill.

Dystoria on PC – The DVDfever Preview

Dystoria Dystoria is a very ’80s/retro-inspired game that’s a bit difficult to describe (and is best shown by watching footage of it), but it is a lot of fun to play.

You pilot your spacecraft along a wireframe landscape of varying colours – e.g. blue are static, while green ones move, requiring you to get from A to B via these, and moving across at the right time. It takes a bit of getting used to in terms of how your ship ‘hugs’ the landscape, but it does come in handy since if a baddie’s shouting at you, strafeing left or right can quickly get you out of harm’s way.

I Am Not A Serial Killer on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

I Am Not A Serial Killer

I Am Not A Serial Killer, so claims teenager John Wayne Cleaver (Max Records), but if that’s the case, who’s doing away with half the town, with the film first showing us a dead body being wheeled out of a building.

John certainly seems to know a lot about them, which helped when writing about Dennis Raider and Jeffrey Dahmer for school essays – along with endless chats with his best friend about them – and his therapist states he has a lot of predictors for serial killer behaviour… that doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll become one, but…. 😉

SS-GB Episode 1 – The DVDfever Review – Sam Riley drama

SS-GB

SS-GB is set in an alternate past, beginning in November 1941, fourteen months after the Germans won the Battle of Britain… yes, you read that right.

Due to extreme austerity, it’s not only a time for sharing bathwater, but also sharing other things, since we first see Detective Douglas Archer (Sam Riley) sleeping with his secretary, Sylvia (Maeve Dermody), but there’s no time to a ditty about him phoning her mother because he’s gone to investigate the murder of a man called Peter Thomas, with Sgt Harry Woods (James Cosmo), where they also discover plenty of forged Luftwaffe petrol coupons. Thrown into mix is Kate Bosworth as Barbar Barga, a journalist from the New York Times, and Lars Eidinger as Dr Oskar Huth, a member of the SS and for whom Archer has to do some of his donkey work… you thought your supervisor was bad at work?!

I, Daniel Blake – Win on DVD – COMPETITION

I, Daniel Blake

DVDfever.co.uk and Entertainment One have teamed up to give you a chance to win a copy of the critically acclaimed film I, Daniel Blake on DVD, starring Dave Johns, Hayley Squires and directed by Ken Loach. The film won the Palme d’Or at Cannes 2016, as well as Outstanding British Film at the 2017 BAFTA Awards and it came third in my Top 10 Best Movies of 2016 (see video below for the whole Top 10).

There are three DVDs up for grabs in this competition!

Line Of Duty Series 4 Trailer – Thandie Newton

Line Of Duty Series 4 Line Of Duty Series 4 is coming to BBC1, having moved across from BBC2 after last year’s fantastic third series, even if the last 30 minutes were rather a nonsense…

This time round, the trailer, below, makes it out that the fantastic Thandie Newton (2012) is the one being hunted down by AC-12 as a corrupt cop.

No specific details of the plot are yet known, but the series will also see Adrian Dunbar, Martin Compston and Vicky McClure returning.

Line Of Duty Series 4 hasn’t yet got a schedule date, but it’s clearly coming a lot sooner than series 2 and 3, since they took up to two years to come back to the screen.

Also still available is Series 3 on DVD, as well as a Series 1-3 DVD boxset.

Check out the trailer below:

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 20th 2017

New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 20th 2017 New Blu-ray and DVD releases February 20th 2017 are as follows:

    A Man for All Seasons (The Masters of Cinema Series) (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    American Honey (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Apple Tree Yard (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Asia: Symfonia – Live in Bulgaria 2013 (Blu-ray, DVD with CD)
    Between Heaven and Hell (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Charade (Blu-ray)
    Dark Habits (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Eden of the East (Blu-ray Collector’s Edition)
    Escaflowne: Complete Series (Blu-ray Box Set)
    Finding Forrester (Blu-ray/DVD Double Play)
    Free State of Jones (Blu-ray and DVD)

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e February 23rd 2017

UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e February 23rd 2017 Staying at No.1, in the UK Top 100 Music chart summary w/e February 23rd 2017, is Ed Sheeran with Shape Of You. He’s trying a bit of reggae, and it’s terrible. Still, at least his other song has dropped to No.3.

The only new entry in the Top 10 is at No.7 for Katy Perry with Chained To The Rhythm.

In tribute to the sad passing of Peter Skellern, whose death was announced following his treatment for brain cancer, here’s his No.3 hit from September 1972, You’re a Lady:

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 4 – The DVDfever Review

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 4

Fortitude Season 2 Episode 4 is the point where I’m still wondering why I’m bothering and I’m going to give this show one more episode after this before I consider calling it a day. Series 1 was similarly (and to coin a term from Dame Denise van Outen) “Mental, mental, chicken oriental”, but at least the characters in the episodes felt connected to each other, whereas in series 2, each group feels like they’re performing in an entirely differnt show from the other.

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