Spirited Away - Blu-ray review

Cover Chihiro, a headstrong 10-year-old girl, is unhappy that her family are moving house and that she will have to make new friends. As they make their way to the new home, Chihiro’s father takes a detour to explore a mysterious tunnel in the woods. On the other side is what seems to be a deserted theme park but is in fact a ghostly town. Unwittingly, they have strayed into the Land of the Spirits, a world of dreamlike scenery inhabited by ancient gods and magical beings, ruled over by the sorceress, Yubaba. With her parents held captive and Yubaba set on enslaving them forever, Chihiro must use all her energy to survive in this strange new place. With the help of Haku, a brave young spirit, she is forced to overcome her fears and join an epic battle for her family’s freedom... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Twelfth Doctor #2 - Comic book

Cover The Doctor and Clara came to the ice world of Isen VI – to find it transformed into a lush jungle by terraformers in the pay of the richest man in the 25th century, Kano Dollar! But this is no holiday. The Doctor has tracked a signal of Time Lord origin. Descending to the core of the planet, they discover that the terraforming machines have ruptured an ancient containment unit. Now, after millions of years in cryogenic suspension, the lone survivor of a species that once conquered the galaxy is awake! Caught in a deadly mystery, Clara and the Doctor’s actions will have scorching repercussions for the universe… [click here...]

 

Ghost In The Shell: Arise - Borders 1 & 2 - DVD

Cover In the year 2027, a year following the end of the non-nuclear World War IV, a bomb has gone off in Newport City, killing a major arms dealer who may have ties with the mysterious 501 Organization. Public Security official Daisuke Aramaki hires full-body cyber prosthesis user and hacker extraordinaire, Motoko Kusanagi, to investigate. On the case with her are “Sleepless Eye” Batou, who believes Kusanagi is a criminal, Niihama Prefecture Detective Togusa who is investigating a series of prostitute murders he believes are related to the incident, and Lieutenant Colonel Kurtz of the 501 Organization who also wishes to keep an eye on Kusanagi... [click here...]

 

Beat Bot - Gaget review

Cover Bring the party to life with Beat Bot, a mono flat pack music speaker with personality. This build-your-own 3D automatron is a funky card companion for your mobile phone, or mp3 player. To assemble simply stick together the numbered tabs then attach the adjustable arms, legs, and head to create a mechanical music maestro. Hook up to anything with a standard 3.5mm headphone socket to bring your creation to life - no batteries required. Packing a TW speaker in to a shiny silver casing, the Beat Bot is a stylish addition to any desktop... [click here...]

 

Star Wars: Street by 50 - Headphones - review

CoverSMS Audio is an audio and accessories brand from Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson. Their latest release is aimed at sci-fi fans; the lightweight and durable Star Wars on-ear headphones. With their folded design and tangle-free, detachable cord, this range is perfect for those that want their headphones to be portable and stylish. The range mirrors the professional sound and functionality of the rest of the SMS Audio Street by 50 On-Ear wired headphone line. They are equipped with passive noise cancellation and enhanced bass technologies... [click here...]

 

Debug - DVD review

CoverConvicted of various computer crimes, six young people are sent into deep space to decommission a dead freighter. On boarding the derelict, things start out well, but soon they discover that they are not alone and their host means to kill them all... [click here...]

 

 

Earth to Echo - DVD review

CoverTo be young is to live your life at the behest of the adults, who will tell you where to go and when. Alex, Tuck and Munch find that their friendship counts for nothing when their community is being torn apart and they are being dispersed. On the last night together the trio decide that here is something very wrong with the situation and set off to investigate. Unsure of what they will discover, never in their wildest dreams did they consider that it would be a diminutive alien visitor... [click here...]

 

Michael Bartlett (Director) Treehouse - Interview

CoverMichael Bartlett was born on 10 June 1976 in London, England. He is a director and writer, known for The Zombie Diaries (2006), Timeless (2016) and World of the Dead: The Zombie Diaries (2011). Darren Rea spoke with him as his latest movie, Treehouse, was released on DVD... [click here...]

 

Dangerous Women: Part II - Book review

CoverFollowing on from the release of Dangerous Women: Part I, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, we now have the inevitable Part II, with Part III to follow. This book was originally released as a single volume, but seems to have been split up for the UK market... [click here...]

 

 

The Hawley Book of the Dead - Book review

CoverRevelation Dyer was born with a gift, the ability to disappear, not that her husband, Jeremy minded, in fact it was a positive boon to their stage magic act. Like her female antecedence and her own children, the women of her line were invariably blessed with a single gift, whether it was healing or the ability to control animals. Her once idyllic life is shattered when during a trick involving Jeremy catching a bullet with his teeth Revelation fires a real bullet, killing him instantly. In the weeks which follow it becomes clear that someone had switched the guns and now that someone is sending Reve pictures taken of her children. Fleeing to her ancestral home of Hawley Five Corners, Revelation is unable to protect her family from the Fetch which is stalking them... [click here...]