Category: DVD reviews

DVD Review: A Doctor’s Sword

DVD Review: A Doctor’s Sword

| January 7, 2016 | Comments (0)

June Butler unsheathes the DVD of ‘A Doctor’s Sword’, Gary Lennon’s documentary about Aidan MacCarthy, an Irish doctor, who, at 28, joined the RAF in London as the 2nd World war began.

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DVD Review: In A House That Ceased To Be

DVD Review: In A House That Ceased To Be

| January 4, 2016 | Comments (0)

Dee O’Donoghue takes a look at Ciarín Scott’s documentary which follows the Irish humanitarian and children’s rights activist, Christina Noble.

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DVD Review: Song of the Sea

DVD Review: Song of the Sea

| December 21, 2015 | Comments (2)

A breath of fresh air in a market that is continually being crammed with commercial-driven, sub-par content.

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DVD Review: The Thief of Baghdad (1924)

DVD Review: The Thief of Baghdad (1924)

| March 2, 2015 | Comments (0)

Alan Shalvey checks out the Eureka! Entertainment release of The Thief of Baghdad, a glittering Arabian Nights adventure fantasy, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of their award-winning The Masters of Cinema Series.

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DVD Review: Diary of a Lost Girl

DVD Review: Diary of a Lost Girl

| November 27, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ellen Murray checks out the Eureka! Entertainment edition of G. W. Pabst’s masterwork of German silent cinema, ‘Diary of a Lost Girl’, released as part of their Masters of Cinema Series.

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DVD Review: The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

DVD Review: The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug

| April 23, 2014 | Comments (0)

Ciara O’Brien gets her hands on the precious DVD of ‘The Hobbit:The Desolation of Smaug’.

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DVD Review: Quirke

DVD Review: Quirke

| March 12, 2014 | Comments (0)

Cathy Butler checks out this Dublin Noir, out now on DVD.

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... Halloween. Arghhhh – Screen Screams. Memories of Horror

… Halloween. Arghhhh – Screen Screams. Memories of Horror

| October 31, 2013 | Comments (1)

In honour of Halloween, Film Ireland’s children of the night recall one of their favourite Horror Films.

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DVD Review: Death of a Superhero

DVD Review: Death of a Superhero

| May 10, 2013 | Comments (0)

Emma O’Donoghue takes a look at ‘Death of a Superhero’ – out now on DVD.

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DVD Review: What Richard Did

DVD Review: What Richard Did

| January 25, 2013 | Comments (0)

Brian Lloyd checks out What Richard Did, which is now available on DVD and On-Demand.

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DVD Review: True-D

DVD Review: True-D

| January 24, 2013 | Comments (0)

Carmen Bryce peers through magic 3D glasses and eyes up Noel Brady’s short film ‘True-D’.

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DVD Review: The Gingerbread Men

DVD Review: The Gingerbread Men

| January 8, 2013 | Comments (0)

Emma O’Donoghue checks out Dáire McNab’s ‘The Gingerbread Men’, which is out on DVD.

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DVD Review: Tree Keeper

DVD Review: Tree Keeper

| November 1, 2012 | Comments (2)

Ailbhe O’ Reilly finds a lot to admire in Patrick O’ Shea’s feature ‘Tree Keeper’, released today on DVD and Blu-Ray.

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DVD Review: Circus Born

DVD Review: Circus Born

| June 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Tess Motherway checks out Matt Skinner’s documentary which takes the form of ‘a year in the life’ of Fossett’s Circus.

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DVD Review: Zombie 108

DVD Review: Zombie 108

| June 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

Ciara O’Brien checks out the DVD of the first Taiwanese zombie movie in history…

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DVD Review: War of the Arrows

DVD Review: War of the Arrows

| May 1, 2012 | Comments (0)

A gripping two hours of curving quarrels, spurting gore and CG tigers.

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DVD Review: The Frontline

DVD Review: The Frontline

| February 28, 2012 | Comments (0)

‘The Frontline’ out in blu-Ray & DVD – South Korea’s official entry to this year’s Academy Awards® for Best Foreign Language Film.

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DVD Review: The Guard

DVD Review: The Guard

| January 16, 2012 | Comments (1)

A masterclass in how to combine pathos with biting humour.

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DVD Review – Yamada: Way of the Samurai

| January 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

Jack McGlynn takes a look at the new DVD/Blu-ray release of ‘Yamada: Way of the Samurai’.

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DVD Review: Pyjama Girls

| November 29, 2011 | Comments (0)

A brief glimpse into a seldom-viewed world, this short documentary by Maya Derrington fluidly oscillates between the hardened roughness of the street and the quiet, tender moments in the intimacy of the home. Around the flats of Ballyfermot in Dublin the pavement is littered with kids of all ages – young boys cause havoc, tormenting […]

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Sarah's Key [DVD]

DVD Review: Sarah’s Key

| November 25, 2011 | Comments (0)

‘Sarah’s Key’ is released on DVD.

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Runway

DVD Review: The Runway

| October 7, 2011 | Comments (1)

Ian Power’s feature debut is an uplifting tale of the time when a Mexican pilot crash-landed in Mallow, Cork back in 1983.

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DVD Review: Julia’s Eyes

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (0)

Emma O’Donoghue reviews ‘Julie’s Eyes’.

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DVD Review: A Film With Me in It

| September 30, 2011 | Comments (1)

Soracha Pelan Ó Treasaigh reviews ‘A Film with Me in It’.

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DVD Review: Shaolin

| September 10, 2011 | Comments (0)

Chinese Cinema once again cements itself as the premier source of action-packed adventure flicks.

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Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Natalie Portman

DVD Review: Love and Other Impossible Pursuits

| August 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Love and Other Impossible Pursuits released on DVD & Blu-Ray

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DVD Review: The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc Sec

| August 15, 2011 | Comments (0)

Out now on DVD & Blu-Ray: Luc Besson’s family-friendly adaptation of Jacques Tardi’s Franco-Belgian comic book series about an intrepid Indiana Jones-like heroine and her amazing adventures in pre-and post World War I Paris.

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DVD: Source Code

DVD: Source Code

| August 8, 2011

Duncan Jones’ sci-fi thriller released on DVD.

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DVD Review: Source Code

DVD Review: Source Code

| August 8, 2011 | Comments (0)

Duncan Jones’ sci-fi thriller released on Blu-ray/DVD.

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Night & Fog

DVD: 'Night & Fog' & 'Hiroshima Mon Amour' (Alain Resnais)

| July 22, 2011 | Comments (0)

Re-release of two of Alain Resnais most famous works on DVD.

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