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  • Beauty and the Beast

    Beauty and the Beast

    ★★★★

    It's weird I never expected ever to be obsessed by La Belle et la Bête but here I am, probably from playing Kingdom Hearts II recently which distils the Disney movie just to the good parts in Beast's castle, but always at the back of my mind I've been meaning to watch Jean Cocteau's version (on its way in the mail) which Ridley Scott stated was his primary inspiration for making Legend.

    I've had this Christophe Gans version on my…

  • The Dark Crystal

    The Dark Crystal

    ★★★★★

    [Japanese dub]

    I'm still not sure if 4K UHD lives up to all the hype, particularly for restoring old films, but the 4K release of The Dark Crystal comes with the Japanese dub (among many other languages) which gives it that nice Japanese flavor of dark fantasy. They voice acted the hell out of this and I don't think it's bold to say it surpasses the original English track.

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  • Predator 2

    Predator 2

    ★★★★★

    What a sequel should be. The same concept, but a new location, new ideas. The first movie is great, but if you ask me what kind of setting I prefer to watch: the jungle or the city? No question. Rooftops, alleyways, steam, smoke, lights, trash, hobos, cops and druglords, these are the things that excite me. Who would win in a fight, Danny Glover or Arnold Schwarzenegger? Depends who's editing.

    The predator's spaceship was a marvel. I love the tone…

  • The Heroine

    The Heroine

    ★★★★★

    "who are you?"
    "can ya read?"
    "'fraid not"
    "we're the police" (he wasn't the police)

    Badly dubbed Hong Kong action badly ripped from VHS badly ripped from 35mm drenched in stock 70s porno groove score, starring action babe Lin Chiu (or Qiu Yuen) as "Police Woman".

    A.K.A. "Young Tiger" A.K.A. "Rumble in Hong Kong".

    Oh yeah, Jackie Chan makes an appearance.