Monday, 13 July 2015

DVD Roundup: Sing a Happy Song edition

Hands down, The Voices is one of my favourite films this year. It went pretty much under the radar, but now it is finally out to own. Ryan Reynolds is the most amiable, cutest guy ever, except his cat and dog talk to him, and they tell him to do bad things. As funny as it is affecting, The Voices is the film to see if you like your humour pitch black. Plus, it has the most brilliant, unexpected ending I've seen in a long time. Listen to our podcast review here.

While Studio Ghibli may not be making anything at the moment after Hayao Miyazaki left, it still can revel in the success of the Isao Takahata directed The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Based in Japanese mythology, the film see's a tiny girl born in a bamboo stem who grows rapidly, and comes up with impossible missions for her many suitors. With lots of reviews praising this film, I will definitely be looking forward for my chance to watch this.

Is it wrong to want to see a film based purely on it's title? I don't know, but I'm definitely interested in Roy Andersson's latest. For now, I'll leave you with Amazon's description and let make up your own minds: "Like a modern day Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take us on a kaleidoscopic wandering through human destiny. It is a journey that unveils the beauty of single moments, the pettiness of others, the humour and tragedy hidden within us, life s grandeur as well as the ultimate frailty of humanity." Does sound a little bit Mighty Boosh-ish.

WWE are peddling their wears, this time with Payback. Highlights include Cena vs Rusev in an I Quit match, and Reigns vs Orton vs Rollins vs Ambrose in a fatal fourway for the World Heavyweight Championship. If you want to relive some of those memories, read Richee's review here.

Errr, for some reason they decided to release the Blu-Ray of Chappie last week and the DVD of Chappie this week. I don't know why, but if you don't have a Blu-Ray player, you can now watch it, and for what it's worth, I thoroughly recommend this Neill Blomkamp boxset. Listen to our Chappie review here.

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