Monday, 24 July 2017

DVD Roundup: T.S... motherfuckin'-A edition

One of our favourite movies of the year so far, Get Out is a fantastically told thriller-horror that satirises racial tensions while also remaining a thoroughly enjoyable slice of cinema. A feature debut from comedian Jordan Peele, he manages to infuse comedic sensibilities with a deep appreciation of horror traditions, creating something thought provoking and tension filled, leaving you not only on the edge of your seat, but with a massive grin on your face at the end of the film. Can you tell that we really enjoyed it? Listen to our full review in the player below.

Kong: Skull Island plays out more like a kaiju movie then anything else, which makes sense when you learn its part of the new hybrid Godzilla/Kong franchise - The MonsterVerse. While I was disappointed that it didn't have more to do with the original 1933 movie, it is still an enjoyable monster movie, with great fights and and impressive cinematography, just slightly questionable human actions. Listen to our full review in the player below.

Telling the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett in the early 20th century, we see him come across evidence of a long lost advanced civilisation in the Amazon, only to be laughed at by his "savage" dismissing contemporaries. Starring Charlie Hunnum, Robert Pattinson and Sienna Miller, The Lost City of Z is a more contemplative movie instead of high action, and maybe romanticises a deluded man looking for El Dorado. Maybe watch Embrace of the Serpent again?

Re-release of the week goes to The Oily Maniac (not to be confused with The Greasy Strangler). Originally released in 1976, this Hong Kong movie infuses witchcraft and plastic surgery to tell the story of disabled man who decides to take revenge on criminals by turning himself into, well... an oily maniac. Looking so bad its good, this is gonna be one of those movies I'll relish in watching.

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