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The Midnight Game – 2013

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The Midnight Game

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Release Date: 2 March 2013 (USA)

Director: A.D. Calvo

Writers: A.D. Calvo (story), Brett A. Calvo (idea)

Overview: After playing a pagan ritual on a dare, a group of high school students find themselves trapped in an endless cycle of their worst fears Anonymous

The DVD Archive: We believe that this film will d remarkably well over the next few months, especially as the previous type of film like this one have been far and few between. The whole film is well put together and strengthened on the premise that something really evil is about to call on the female casting, to dish out some very hardcore body damage…Enjoy.

The Midnight Game (2013 Official Trailer)

 

The Sorcerer & The White Snake – 2013

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The Emperor and the White Snake (2011)  “Bai she chuan shuo” (original title)

Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Action/Fantasy
Release Date: 30 March 2012 (UK)

Director: Siu-Tung Ching

Stars: Jet Li, Shengyi Huang, Raymond Lam

Overview: Action director Ching Siu-Tung helms this fantasy film based on an old Chinese legend about an herbalist who falls in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake disguised as a woman. Jet Li stars as a sorcerer who discovers her true identity and battles to save the man’s soul.Written by Anonymous

DVD Archive: Yeah, okay, so Jet Li is back in the action seat in this great Martial Arts Action Thriller that will have your heart skipping to the slightest death defying stunts that you are shown through this presentation. The action scenes are something else, other than the true ingredients that make the difference between life and death…

The Sorcerer & THe White Snake (2012 Official Trailer)

 

Hannibal (TV Series Review) 2013

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Format: TV Series

Runtime (Per Episode) 43 min

Genre: Crime/Drama/Thriller

 

Creator: Bryan Fuller

 

Cast Of Characters:

Hugh Dancy…Special Agent Will Graham (13 episodes, 2013)

Mads Mikkelsen…Dr. Hannibal Lecter (13 episodes, 2013)

Caroline Dhavernas…Dr. Alana Bloom (13 episodes, 2013)

Hettienne Park…Beverly Katz (13 episodes, 2013)

Laurence Fishburne…Agent Jack Crawford (13 episodes, 2013)

Scott Thompson…Jimmy Price (13 episodes, 2013)

Aaron Abrams…Brian Zeller (13 episodes, 2013)

Lara Jean Chorostecki…Freddie Lounds (12 episodes, 2013)

 

Storyline:

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers.

 

DVD Archive Review – (First Episode): Psychological Intrusion has always remained one of the fundamental traits of a Serial Killer, whether this has been the making of Directors through an entire century of film making or not. That which we see before our eyes, is not necessarily what is going on before our eyes, until such a time as when we conclude that it has indeed happened – or that another independent person of integrity has witnessed that same thing happen. With the new “Hannibal: The Beginning”, we see everything happen through the eyes of Special Agent Will Graham, who has anything but an amazing gift of ‘Seeing’ his assignments being murdered…in the goriest of detail, too.

His superior officer, however, knowing that Will has a condition, but still assigns him to the cases of twelve missing girls – presumed dead, of course – brings Will on board to help crack the case and bring the serial “Abductor” to justice. It is the personal side of Special Agent Graham, however, that becomes delicately complicated when he is paired up with Dr Hannibal Lecter, a man who shows very little sympathy, and yet, assists Will in the cases anyway. Will Special Agent Graham realise his weakest link?

Having watched the forty-five minute first episode through the “Sparkle Network”, we were literally riveted to our seats in the aftermath of the serial killers lame trail of carnage. It was actually realising that the Writer’s and the Director placed the killer in the forefront of the show, as well as introducing a Psychological Detective alongside the killer, that we saw exactly where the storyline was going.

Agent Jack Crawford (Lawrence Fishburne) gives a very well strengthened cast as Special Agent Will Graham’s superior, while side by side, he has this attachment that keeps its distance when both Agent Graham and Doctor Hannibal Lecter do exactly the same thing – which is investigate the intricate parts of the case. Though not a spare tool in the series, the functions of being a Superior Officer well suits Fishburne, only not as a permanent sidekick to the Agent who can rewind and play through the entire crime that took place.

If you haven’t seen “Hannibal: The Beginning”, then it would be highly recommended by us that you do…as soon as possible. Although, we must stress that the series includes some really gory and bloody scenes of violence, but certainly not unlike that of “Dexter” – only better. Sorry Dexter fans, but that is the truth, and maybe one that we should address as thus:

The Dexter Producers attempted desperately to increase the blood loss into the show by making the episodes more ‘Gorified’ in content, while waiting in the wings was this new show of “Hannibal: The Beginning”, that has managed quite easily to pull the rug from under their feet. The bottom line is simple, that “Hannibal: The Beginning” is going to be one of those very successful shows that have people’s mind’s highly wired, charged and begging for more suspense, more gore, more of that Pzazz that can only come from a cop show with the intelligence and integrity that producers and writer’s on this level can create…This is a high rated television show that will blow the viewer’s mind, and this is only the very first episode into the 13 episode series.

 

Additional Details

Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 2012 (USA)

Filming Locations: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

Company Credits:

Production Co: Dino De Laurentiis Company, Doheny Productions Inc., Gaumont International Television

 

Technical Specs:

Runtime: 43 min

Sound Mix: Stereo

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 1.78 : 1

Hannibal: The Beginning (TV Series Trailer) 2013.

 

Banshee (2013– ) Television Series Review

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Banshee

Cert: 18/R

Format: TV Series

Runtime (Episode) 60 min

Genre: Crime/Drama/Mystery

 

Cast Of Characters:

 

Antony Starr…Lucas Hood (10 episodes, 2013)

Ivana Milicevic…Carrie Hopewell (10 episodes, 2013)

Rus Blackwell…Gordon Hopewell (10 episodes, 2013)

Matt Servitto…Brock Lotus (10 episodes, 2013)

Trieste Kelly Dunn…Siobhan Kelly (10 episodes, 2013)

Ryann Shane…Deva Hopewell (10 episodes, 2013)

Frankie Faison…Sugar Bates (9 episodes, 2013)

Demetrius Grosse…Emmett Yawners (9 episodes, 2013)

Hoon Lee…Job (8 episodes, 2013)

Matthew Rauch…Clay Burton (8 episodes, 2013)

Ulrich Thomsen…Kai Proctor (6 episodes, 2013)

Christos Vasilopoulos…Widows Peak (6 episodes, 2013)

Christopher Cozort…Slaughterhouse Saw Operator (6 episodes, 2013)

Lili Simmons…Rebecca Bowman (5 episodes, 2013)

Ben Cross…Mr. Rabbit (5 episodes, 2013)

Deja Dee…Alma (5 episodes, 2013)

Gabriel Suttle…Max Hopewell (5 episodes, 2013)

Steve Coulter…Elijah Bowman (5 episodes, 2013)

Stevie Ray Dallimore…Gregor (5 episodes, 2013)

Joseph Meissner…Mikhail (5 episodes, 2013)

Derek Cecil…Dean Xavier (5 episodes, 2013)

Jennah Chandler Hardy…Amish women (5 episodes, 2013)

 

Summary:

Lucas Hood (Antony Starr), an ex-con and master thief assumes the identity of a murdered sheriff where he continues his criminal activities. His past seems to haunt him by those he betrayed years earlier. This ex-con imposes his own brand of justice where violence erupts at every turn in the not so quiet Amish town, Banshee, Pennsylvania. Written by megcak555

The DVD Archive Review: Opening up with the first 4 Episodes which crossed our desk, we found that Episode One (Pilot), Lucas’ release from prison to the point where we finally find out why he has been incarcerated takes too long. The obvious choice and method of getting around this is to watch our Trailer first and then, if you want to watch the series, you will be totally aware that he has been doing time for a reason.

Moving on to the action sequences in Lucas’ search for an address, we discover that there are no cops on the street drawn in their swarms by the destruction and mayhem which the pursuant of Lucas causes, though the fire brigade are luckily the first on the scene. It is now that Lucas escapes the city and heads out to the address, while a short Sub-Plot kicks in with the introduction of Mr Kai Proctor, a ruthless businessman (Ex-Amish) who has one big chip on his shoulder when it comes to the town of Banshee. Returning to Lucas, who has now filled us in on why he was in prison, why he is so angry at the world and why he has all intent and purpose of staying in the town, we discover also that the reason’s behind his name change from leaving prison to deciding to stay in Banshee.

All in All, the new television series “Banshee” has come across as this low budget attempt to take over some other shows. Unfortunately, whoever it was that believed that this was the case is not only wrong, but they are mistaken on many points. Banshee is fresh, and yes, it is a slow starter at first, but continued watching of it explains why this is so. We have no choice but to give this series a good Thumbs Up.

The DVD Archive Rating: 8/10

 

Additional Details:

Official Sites: Official site

Country: USA

Language: English

 

Company Credits:

Production Co: Your Face Goes Here Entertainment, Cinemax

 

Technical Specs:

Runtime: 60 min

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD

 

Did You Know?

Crazy Credits

Each episode has an additional scene after the end credits.

 

Banshee (Official Television Trailer)

 

The Impossible -D.C- 2012 (Review)

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The Impossible (2012)

Lo imposible (original title)

 

Runtime: 114 min

Genre: Action/Drama/Thriller

Release Date: 1 January 2013 (UK)

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Writers: Sergio G. Sánchez (screenplay), María Belón (story)

 

Cast Of Characters:

Naomi Watts…Maria

Ewan McGregor…Henry

Tom Holland…Lucas

Samuel Joslin…Thomas

Oaklee Pendergast…Simon

Marta Etura…Simone

Sönke Möhring…Karl

Geraldine Chaplin…Old Woman

Ploy Jindachote…Caregiver

Jomjaoi Sae-Limh…Red Cross Nurse

Johan Sundberg…Daniel

Jan Roland Sundberg…Daniel’s Father

La-Orng Thongruang…Old Thai Man

Tor Klathaley…Young Thai Man

Douglas Johansson…Mr. Benstrom

 

Storyline

An account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time.

 

DVD Archive 2 Review: …Emotional…A small piece of Paradise lost…

DVD Archive Rating: 11/10

 

Additional Details

Official Sites: Official Site

Country: Spain

Language: English/Thai (some dialogue)

Release Date: 1 January 2013 (UK)

Also Known As: O Impossível

Filming Locations: Alicante, Alicante, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain

 

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense realistic disaster sequences, including disturbing injury images and brief nudity

 

Taglines: Nothing is more powerful than the human spirit.

 

Box Office

Budget

€30,000,000 (estimated)

 

Opening Weekend

€8,930,116 (Spain) (14 October 2012) (638 Screens)

 

Gross

€40,206,748 (Spain) (9 December 2012)

€39,258,424 (Spain) (2 December 2012)

€38,471,171 (Spain) (25 November 2012)

€37,327,785 (Spain) (18 November 2012)

€32,729,701 (Spain) (4 November 2012)

€26,476,451 (Spain) (28 October 2012)

€20,018,221 (Spain) (21 October 2012)

€10,225,957 (Spain) (14 October 2012)

 

Weekend Gross

€6,921,092 (Spain) (21 October 2012) (643 Screens)

€10,280,000 (Spain) (14 October 2012) (638 Screens)

 

Production Dates

7 June 2010 – 26 May 2012

 

Filming Dates

16 August 2010 – 28 February 2011

 

Company Credits

Production Co: Apaches Entertainment, Telecinco Cinema, Mediaset España

 

Technical Specs

Runtime: 114 min

Sound Mix: Dolby Digital/Datasat

Color: Color

Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1

 

Trivia

At the Toronto Film Festival in 2012, Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor and young cast got to meet their real life counterparts – the family that survived the actual tsunami and on which this Film is based.

The Impossible (Official Trailer 2012)

 

DVD ARCHIVE 2013…WELCOME

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DVD_disc 2The DVD Archive has changed, as you can clearly see here. We have been thinking of many ways in which to change the appearance to satisfy the viewer (that’s you), so that instead having to run through line after line, after line of titles that aren’t in any particular order, we came up with this…A Pictorial Display.

The Pages:

The Pages are of easy access with multitudes of different jpegs, and it is these jpegs that show the film as it is when it goes for “Retail”; DVD, HD, BluRay and Even Cinema. Each page will consist of many Films and Television Series that you may find appealing, in which instance.

The Posts:

The Posts throughout this Blog have been updated to be more 21st Century comfortable. Each Post, will be designated for “Film Reviews”, and for Information that will interest the Viewer (that’s you). Occasionally, we will Post other Blog Information, although this will not be a saturation of useless Info that neither the Viewer (that’s you) or those searching for specific information require.

Okay, so, it just leaves us to wish you a good visit throughout the New and Improved “DVD Archive 2”.

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