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‘Wartime’ review: 1987’s ‘Doctor Who’ spin-off arrives on DVD

Wartime was the first independently released spin-off from Doctor Who and it kicked off a plethora of fan-made, direct to video productions which helped keep the spirit of the show alive during the years it was not being made by the BBC. While the character of the Doctor belongs to the BBC, writers in the...

‘The Out-Laws’ review: Hit Belgian TV drama is quirky and outrageous

The appeal of this darkly comic Belgian drama lies in its quirky characters and outrageous plot, revolving around a formidable foursome of sisters who conspire to kill the husband of their fifth sister, the long-suffering Goedele. Jean-Claude Delcorps is a nasty piece of work and as the narrative progresses, we learn more about how he...

‘Doctor Who’ DVD review: ‘The Underwater Menace’

With this DVD release, all the surviving Doctor Who episodes in the BBC archive are now available for fans to own. Returned to the BBC in 2011, along with the third episode of ‘Galaxy 4’ (available on ‘The Aztecs’ Special Edition), ‘The Underwater Menace’ has endured a complicated journey to the high street. Frankly it...

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Blu-ray review: A perfectly serviceable entry into the Marvel saga

It’s been several months now since Avengers: Age of Ultron was released in cinemas. We’ve had another Marvel movie since then (Phase II closer Ant-Man), and everyone is starting to look ahead to Captain America: Civil War next year, which promises to be perhaps the most highly anticipated instalment yet, given the provocative and tantalising...

‘X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut’ Blu-ray review

X-Men: Days of Future Past was a box-office success immediately upon release last year and, at 131 minutes long, it was already lengthy enough. But ever since word got out about cut scenes featuring Anna Paquin as Rogue, fans have been impatiently waiting to see what they consider to be the true, finished product. The...

‘Doctor Who’ Blu-ray boxset review: Season 8’s extras

There is something oddly comforting about special features, so much so that they are at times a greater deciding factor in whether I’ll be inclined to buy a boxset than how much I liked the show or film in question. So when Doctor Who’s Season 8 boxset arrived, I armed myself with a nice cup...

‘Hannibal’ Season 2 DVD review

Hannibal’s second season starts with a ferocious fight between our title character and FBI head Jack Crawford (Laurence Fishburne) and never lets up for the next 13 episodes. There’s much more of a focus and drive to this season, unlike the more slow burn abstract nature of Season 1. The visuals remain some of the most...

‘Doctor Who: Celebrating 50 Years of Fandom’ DVD review

In addition to Doctor Who’s onscreen assault on the BBC schedule last November, a good deal of fan created content has appeared to mark the show’s golden year. One such piece is this crowd funded documentary which seeks to explore the show’s fandom in its various forms. From the academic who achieved a cameo in...