Film Review: The Returned to Return to DVD

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The new hit drama from channel 4, The Returned, originates from the 2004 French film of the same name; a film which is set to be rereleased on the 22nd July 2013.
Many may approach this release with trepidation, fearful of the dreaded spoiler, but rest assured as far as I can tell, being only 3 episodes into the series, the film is completely free of spoilers taking a more wide reaching and logistical view on the phenomenon. The phenomenon, for people unfamiliar with the show, is that people have inexplicably returned from the grave in a small French town.
Set in a sleepy town, but with a global view, The Returned gives an emotional, logistical and medical view on the dead returning from the grave.

The Returned is set for rerelease in the UK on 22nd July 2013.

Read more at TQS magazine


Jackanory Reviews: The Top 5 Films Of 2013 So Far . . .


So 2013 has been a great year for films, with releases from new directors and veterans the choice in cinemas has been great. This list is purely personal, based on my own critical opinions and personal enjoyment, and designed to inform and maybe inspire a few more viewings or purchases for some of my favourite films of this year so far . . .

To read the full review of any of the films in this list just click on the title.

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Cloud Atlas DVD Release


Cloud Atlas finally gets it’s UK DVD release today, and it’s a daunting prospect. With nearly 3 hours of film to watch it’s definitely a challenge to find the time, but I urge you to give it a go if you haven’t already seen it!

It’s confusing at first, yes, but worth it in the end. It may help if I tell you that in the beginning Tom Hanks is talking in a futuristic dialect – something that escaped my attention during my first watch of the film causing me to momentarily think I’d forgotten English . . .

One of my top films of the year so far, so give my full review a read here.

Stoker DVD Release


Chan-Wook Park’s first English speaking movie comes to DVD today, and if your going to rent or buy anything I would suggest you get your hands on a copy of Stoker it’s one of my favourite films this year. 

This dark coming of age story is one of the best films so far this year, with fantastic attention to detail and beautiful cinematography it’s well worth seeing.

Thinking of buying or renting Stoker? Read my full review here.