Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness And The Secret Hideout on PC – The DVDfever Review

Atelier RyzaAtelier Ryza: Ever Darkness And The Secret Hideout
Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness And The Secret Hideout is the first time I have played the Atelier series of games. Atlelier Ryza literally dropped in our laps a few weeks ago, oblivious to what it actually is except for the fact that it is a JRPG!

The review is coming in a bit late given the issues I have had with the game on PC. I have decided to get this out the way at the start as it has marred the experience for me right from the off. I was having a few issues; initially when I was starting the game I was getting just a black screen with nothing else. To get back to my desktop Alt & Tab wasn’t working so a hard reset was needed. I tried everything right down to DEP settings (Data Execution Prevention – to stop malicious code basically and sometimes needed for older games due to modified movie and start files).

Vienna Blood – The DVDfever Review – BBC drama

Vienna Blood
Vienna Blood uses the age-old trope of two individuals having to work together, even though they clearly don’t get on, so it’s a ‘marriage’ of necessity.

However, on the plus side, it’s set in 1906, and a lot of the place looks very similar to how it did back then, so that certainly helps with set design. This is a time when ECT (electro-convulsive therapy) was thought of as a suitable form of treatment, and despite the turn of the century setting, the director has seen fit to include ’60s Batman-style camera angles…

Upgrade Special Edition on Blu-ray – The DVDfever Review

Upgrade
Upgrade is a 2018 film which had a DVD-only released in January of this year, with the Blu-ray coming some time later, and as a Limited Edition with a stack of extras, and that is how I’m watching the film for the first time.

We’re in a world where in-home technology is as advanced as I wish it was now. The house talks to you as you enter, and all tables are interactive touchscreens. Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-GreenPrometheus, Spider-Man Homecoming) has a best friend, Eron Keen, who’s an Elon Musk-style bloke, developing new techonologies and has built a chip which acts as a ‘better brain’ and can apparently do anything.

Cold Call – The DVDfever Review – Channel 5 drama

Cold Call
Cold Call is a new four-part drama over four nights where the first thing I noticed is that Sally Lindsay‘s house is a damn sight more tidy than mine!

Okay, it turned out it wasn’t her’s, as June (Lindsay) was standing over man’s bed before it cut to the opening credits. After that, she was back to reality: her daughter is pregnant, she gets the sack from her residential care home job because it’s cheaper to hire temps.

New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 18th 2019

New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 18th 2019 New Blu-ray and DVD releases November 18th 2019 are as follows:

    Annabelle Comes Home (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Annabelle: 3 Film Collection (DVD)
    Billions Season 4 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Billions Seasons 1-4 (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Billy Connolly: Made in Scotland (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Busby (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Clockwise (Blu-ray and DVD)
    Der Golem (The Masters of Cinema Series) (Blu-ray Limited Edition O-Card Slipcase)
    Dublin Murders Series 1 (DVD)
    Experiment in Terror (Blu-ray)
    Fawlty Towers: The Complete Collection (Blu-ray)

Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC – The DVDfever Review

Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is out now on PC, but first was released a year ago on consoles. It’s a prequel to 2010’s Red Dead Redemption, a game which I played only briefly via Playstation Now on a trial, a few years back, but just couldn’t get into as it seemed slow and overly story-based… so why am I playing this new game now it’s out on PC?

Well, in the intervening years, I’ve got more into such games, such as Quantic Dream’s Beyond Two Souls and Heavy Rain, and have really enjoyed both of those, so now’s the time to give the Wild West another crack. Can it lasso me in at a second attempt?

Little Monsters leads the new cinema releases November 15th 2019

Little Monsters This week, there are FOUR new films out for you to choose from, led by Little Monsters. Here are the titles, with more info below:

    Little Monsters
    Ford v Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66)
    The Report
    Last Christmas

Midway – The DVDfever Cinema Review – Ed Skrein

Midway
Midway is a film I’ve been looking forward to since I first saw a trailer for it and, knowing it was from the unsubtle Roland Emmerich, I figured it would at least be visually entertaining from start to finish… But… how can you take such a piece of history and make the most utterly uninvolving and dull piece of junk ever created?

I even quite enjoyed 2016’s Independence Day: Resurgence, and that was so badly-received that the potential ending to the trilogy was then touted as a TV series, and then cancelled altogether. However, the writing was on the wall when I went to see it on day one and the auditorium was empty apart from me.

Gold Digger – The DVDfever Review – Julia Ormond

Gold Digger
Gold Digger stars Julia Ormond as Julia Day who, at 60, she’s single after splitting up from a 35-year-marriage, but then she falls into a relationship with a young man. She’s in love, but the kids sense danger. We gather from the title that he’s a… yep. Or is he?

That’s the billing for this drama, anyhoo, and the pre-credits sequence hints at all that, so you watch this drama to see how it’ll all play out as it begins one year earlier.

The Cockfields: The Complete Series – The DVDfever Review – Joe Wilkinson

The Cockfields The Cockfields are a family headed by Sue (Sue Johnston) and Ray (Bobby Ball), respectively mother and stepfather to Simon (Joe Wilkinson, who also co-writes). The pair live on the Isle of Wight where Simon’s returning to celebrate his 40th birthday, and taking girlfriend Donna (Diane Morgan) in tow.

Sue is the typical overbearing mother who wants to put on her best face for Donna’s visit, while Ray has a permanent scowl on his face. Meanwhile, Simon’s brother, David, is rather a wet blanket, declaring as in his first scene: “I lost my job… but it’s probably for the best”, and we learn that he’s a vegetarian but doesn’t like vegetables, so lives on cereal.

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