Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Keeping Faith, DVD Review

Faith Howells (Eve Myles) is a wife, mother, and Lawyer in a firm she began with her husband Evan ( Bradley Freegard). Faith is on an extended maternity leave that she has been enjoying tremendously. Her husband Evan leaves to go to work one day and never shows up. Faith is caught trying to take care of the clients that Evan left behind. What makes this worse is that along with the work, the children Faith still needs to find out what happened to her husband. Time goes on and no sign of Evan the police begin to look at Faith as being the prime suspect in the disappearance of her husband. While the search goes on and Faith is trying to find the whereabouts of her husband the truths begin to lead to the criminal underbelly of the quiet Welsh town that they called home. Secrets that had been long buried begin to come light which leads Faith to look at her life and wonder if she had ever really known her husband. 
This series has become one of the biggest to come out of the BBC in a very long time. It made its U.S premiere in May 2018. This fun filled mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat for the entire 8 episodes. 
Acorn TV bring this suspense thriller to DVD on July 24, 2018. The quality of the three DVD set is excellent. The sights and sounds are wonderful. The beautiful scenery of the Welsh coast adds a special quality to the show. The series has been picked up for a second season but you will want to pick this up so you can be ready to watch the second season when it does come out. This will definitely be a fine addition to that personal library and you will want to watch it over and over. So don’t waste any time and get this series as quickly as possible. Enjoy. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

'Blue Desert' DVD Review

In a time when sports, religion, memory, or truth don’t matter a young man by the name of Ele (Odilon Esteves), he decides to try and find the meaning of life. He travels a path that takes him to some interesting places. His travels take him to a desert where he begins to wonder if what he actually sees is real. Visions appear and disappear and  there is no one for the eye to see. Along the way Ele comes across a woman by the name of Alma (Maria Louisa Mendonça) and Ele believes he has found his soulmate. Before he meets Alma at this party that he is invited to Ele runs into an old man (Ângelo Antônio) who is walking through the desert with a tank of blue dye and is painting the desert blue. The desert is beautiful but lonely place and other  than the two people mentioned Ele comes across no one else. How does one become so disconnected from the world and his surroundings but Ele has found a away to do so.

When Ele meets Alma he believes he has found his soulmate. They both are traveling a road to find the meaning of life or at the meaning of their existence. Though they seem to connect with each other there still seems to be something lacking.

Indiepix Films brings this philosophical journey to DVD on July 10th, 2018. The quality of DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely a must for that personal library and you don’t want to just let it go by. The journey and the search for the meaning of ones existence and life is something that we all have to do at one point of our lives but do we go to the extreme as Ele has taken it. To find out the conclusion you simply have to go and buy the DVD and see for yourself. Maybe it will allow you to find your own Blue Desert.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

'Striking Out, Series 2' DVD Review

Tara Rafferty (Amy Huberman) is a Lawyer hailing from Dublin. She was once connected to a very high profile law firm. She left when she found her fiance Eric (Rory Keenan) was caught having an affair. She worked with Eric and was going to marry him but when she learned what he was up to she called it quits. She opened her own law firm and was doing well. It wasn’t great but it was going well. Until one of her employees betrayed her and another landed in jail. She believes her old boss who just happens to be Eric’s father is behind her bad luck. She does not give up she actually learns to fight back.

Her clients range from people facing deportation charges to a lawsuit that takes on a convent to a bigamist in a divorce case. She has tried many cases against Eric or others from her former law firm but she doesn’t give in. Tara’s mentor Vincent (Neil Morrissey) is involved in a high level corruption case that may put both of them in danger. In other words Tara is a fighter and will not be taken advantage of. She could have had it all if she had turned the other cheek with Eric but she didn’t. She wouldn’t allow anyone to mistreat her the way he did. In addition to Huberman there are other actors like Moe Dunford, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, and Maria Doyle Kennedy that makes this show one of the best.

Many have called this show one of the best to come out of Ireland in a long time. Acorn TV is bringing this series to DVD on July 3rd, 2018. The quality of the DVD is excellent and the sights and sounds are wonderfully done. This is an excellent way to spend an evening or a rainy afternoon watching this beautiful show. This will make a great addition to your personal library and you will watch it over and over. So take the time and see if Tara can overcome all the obstacles that are placed in front of her. See if she can ever forgive her ex-fiance for the behavior that cost their relationship. Enjoy.

'Delicious, Series 2' DVD Review

Leo Vincent (Iain Glen) has been dead for almost a year. When he was alive he was an interesting fellow. He was a chef by trade and a philandering fool by night. He left behind a a failing hotel called The Penrose Hotel. His ex-wife Gina (Dawn French) and his widow Sam (Emilia Fox) have been doing their best to turn it into a profitable enterprise. It hasn’t been easy but they are making a little headway. Sam does the paperwork while Gina does the cooking between the two they are making a small profit. They are not the best of friends. They argue about almost everything whether it be personal or professional.

In this series The Penrose is being investigated by the police and some  unexpected guests show up. The girls hire a very handsome man that kind of throws a monkey wrench into the works. You would think the two women would be able to carry this off but they are a disaster in the making. The funny thing is that Leo keeps hanging around and talks about his life from beyond the grave. What’s even worse is his secrets seem to haunt the family and doesn’t make life easy for them.

The backdrop for the show is the wonderful scenery of the landscape of Cornwall. 'Delicious' also features Aaron Anthony and Sheila Hancock to round out a wonderful cast. This is a wonderful comedy/drama about the complexity of the human nature. It will leave you in hysterics and wanting more. Acorn will be bringing this fabulous show to DVD on July 3rd, 2018. The sights and sounds of the DVD are exquisite. The quality of the DVD is excellent. This a perfect addition to that personal library and you will have hours of pure enjoyment watching Delicious.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Heart Guy, Series 2: DVD Review

Hugh Knight (Roger Corser) is a truly one of a kind surgeon. You could probably call him a hotshot because of just how good he works. Problem is his life was out of control and was placed on probation. He heads back to his hometown a very rural Australian town that he wanted out of. His life continues to face problem after problem that could either tear his family apart or bring them closer together like they never were before.

Hope is the name of Hugh’s rural home town and it still has his parents living there. His mom Meryl (Tina Bursill) still wants to be mayor and make all the decisions for this small little bump in the road of Australia. His father Jim (Steve Bisley) has serious health issues that the two are constantly talking about. Penny (Hayley McElhinney) used to be in charge of the local hospital where Hugh works and there is a little flirting that goes on between the two. Penny had fled Whyhope and was in Sydney but it was her son that brought her back unfortunately with some baggage. She comes back to Whyhope with a fella by the name of Dr. Toke (Angus McLaren). We can honestly say with all the little twists and turns in this beautiful story it really turns it into a dramedy. That’s right a comedy/ drama mix.

Acorn brings this wonderfully acted show to us on June 26th, 2018. The quality of the DVD is fantastic and the sights and sounds are perfect. You will want to add this to your personal library and will enjoy watching it over and over. So don’t waste any time and pick this one up for that rainy summer afternoon and some truly enjoyable TV.

'Girlfriends' DVD Review

Kay Mellor’s 'Girlfriends' comes to DVD on June 26th, 2018. This beautifully written, incredibly acclaimed drama has to be one of the best coming out of Britain in a long time. Phyllis Logan plays Linda whose husband goes missing while on a cruise. Miranda Richardson is Sue who helped co-found a business only to find herself being forced out. Zoe Wanamaker plays Gail whose son is returning home from a stay in prison. What you must understand about all this is that the three woman are lifelong friends.

The beauty about this show is that even with the complications of their lives there are more unexpected events that are yet to come. Thus bringing them closer together and relying more on each other. The fun part of all this are the little secrets of each other's lives that begin to unravel due to the circumstances of each other’s lives.

This is a humorous and heartbreaking story of three woman who have known each other since childhood and how each has endured the challenges of growing up. The most wonderful aspect of this story is how the person watching it can relate to the characters. The acting is superb. The story line is the best and you will want to watch it over and over. The ensemble cast is pretty great also, like Matthew Lewis, Anthony Head, Adrian Rawlins and Valerie Lilley to just name a few.

Acorn TV brings this heartbreaking comedy/drama to us on DVD on June 26th, 2018 as I stated in the first paragraph. The quality of the two DVD set is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This will make a wonderful addition to the personal library that you may have in your home. So don’t waste any time and pick this one up for some enjoyable TV watching during these summer months.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

'The Curse Of The Cat People' Blu-Ray Review

Oliver Reed (Kent Smith) has remarried. He has married a fellow co-worker named Alice Moore (Jane Randolph). The marriage produces a baby girl who is named Amy (Ann Carter). Now, we jump forward to six years later. Amy is an introverted little girl who spends most of her days in school daydreaming. Oliver tries over and over to get his daughter to open up and play with her classmates but to no avail. Amy simply has trouble dealing with reality. She finds a picture of Oliver’s first wife Irena (Simone Simon) but finds out little of who is in the picture. Irena’s name is never mentioned in the house and since her death little has ever been spoken of her.

Irena appears to the young Amy and a friendship or bond takes place. About the same time Amy strikes up a friendship with an aging actress by the name of Julia Farren (Julia Dean). Julia is estranged from own daughter Barbara (Elizabeth Russell). Now, the kicker about Julia Farren is that she believes her daughter Barbara is a spy only pretending to be her daughter.

Oliver becomes angry at his daughter for speaking of this imaginary friend all the time and punishes her. Irena comes to Amy and tells her to leave the house. While out a snow storm kicks up and Amy seeks shelter at the Farrens house. Barbara is jealous and angry at all the attention that her mother shows on the little Amy. It becomes too much for Barbara to handle and she wants to kill little Amy.
Barbara tries to strangle the little girl but then Irena becomes part of Barbara and Amy gives her a big hug. Barbara is so taken aback over the hug that she spares the little girls life. Oliver arrives on scene and takes his daughter home. He promises to always respect her fantasies and peace comes to Tarrytown, New York where all this has taken place.

Scream Factory brings this wonderful story to Blu-Ray on June 26th, 2018. The quality of the Blu-Ray is excellent and the sights and sounds are exquisite. This is definitely one for that personal library and you don’t want to waste any time picking one up. Enjoy.