Monday, 20 March 2017

DVD Roundup: tenticled aliens edition

Denis Villeneuve's Arrival was one of the stand out films of last year, providing us with an intelligent, engaging and emotional sci-fi that provided a hopeful message of communication in a world that is feeling increasing devoid of it. Containing stunning visuals and an incredible soundtrack by Johan Johannson, Arrival is definitely worth your time. Check out our podcast review in the player below.

A United Kingdom is a romantic drama based on the true story of Prince Seretse Khama of Botswana, who married a white Londoner. Told like a Disney story, this film isn't shy about bringing up the racial tensions though, and is maybe best view alongside other period drama Belle, which was a wonderfully made true story about a black woman, born from a union between a slave and a general, who is raised in the upper classes of Regency Britain.

Ooohh my gawdd!! Do you realise how hard it is to find John Waters films in the UK, aside from the famous Hairspray and Cry Baby? Luckily for us, Criterion have decided to release Multiple Maniacs into their collection. The second film by Waters, made before the infamous Pink Flamingos, tells the story of group called the Cavalcade of Perversion, who are a kind of freak show, but are actually a front for a bunch of murderers. I'm super excited to watch this one.

I think that you can guess what this film is about. Clubbers, looking for drunkenness and sex in the sun, become victims of a surprise zombie apocalypse. Ibiza Undead has the distinction of starring a few recognisable British figures in Alex Zane, Emily Atak (The Inbetweeners), and Matt King (Peep Show). Interestingly, it only has two reviews up on IMDb at the moment: one giving it a 10/10, and the other a 1/10. Make of that what you will.

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