The Making of Planet of the Apes - Book review

CoverIn celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Planet of the Apes, New York Times bestselling author J. W. Rinzler tells the exciting, and largely unknown, story of this legendary Hollywood production. Meticulously researched and designed to capture the look and atmosphere of the film, The Making of Planet of the Apes explores behind-the-scenes tales, newly discovered details, and never-before-seen photographs and concept art – including rare journal pages and sketches from star Charlton Heston’s private collection – as well as unit photography, posters and more unique ephemera. Comprehensive in scope, this is the definitive look at the original blockbuster film, a must-have for fans, film buffs and collectors alike… [click here...]

 

The Prisoner The Uncertainty Machine - review

CoverMI5 agent Breen has been ordered to break into the most secure and secret intelligence location in the world, codenamed the Village, and either rescue or liquidate his fellow agent – and lover – Carey, before vital information she is carrying can be extracted. Subsequently, Breen awakens to find himself renamed Number Six, a prisoner of the Village and its mysterious controller, known only as Number Two. Now Number Six is about to discover that, when it comes to the Village, nothing is what it seems and reality is fluid, as he struggles to unwrap the mystery of the place and the secrets behind its true architect… [click here...]

 

Grip (Xbox One) - Game review

CoverGrip is a high octane, hardcore combat racer, packing ferocious speed and armed to the teeth with heavy weapons. Evolved from street racing, the world of Grip is brutal and cut-throat. Winning the race is never enough, greatness comes from the journey and trail of merciless destruction you unleash upon your rivals. Scale walls, ceilings and anything else you can get your tyres on to as you master tracks, tricks and perform mind-blowing stunts to race your way across the cosmos. Customise your vehicle, utilise devastating weapons and exploit a destructible environment to ensure not only victory, but the complete annihilation of your opponents... [click here...]

 

Adventures and Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes

CoverThe brilliant detective shows off his incredible powers of deduction in this new collection of ten perennially popular cases chosen from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes. Holmes has become the most lauded sleuth in literature, his capricious character kept on a level by his unflappable assistant, Dr Watson. Together, the pair investigates the insalubrious environs of Victorian London to solve a string of complex crimes... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Dispossessed - Audio review

CoverThe Doctor, Ace and Mel are caught in a forever night. After crossing the threshold, a strange world awaits them. An army of tortured souls. A lift that leads to an alien landscape. An extraterrestrial warlord, left for dead, and willing to do anything to prolong his life… it’s all in a day’s work for the Doctor. But when his companions become victims of the desperate and powerful Arkallax, the Doctor will have to do battle in a psychic environment where he must make a difficult choice. Save his companions – or himself… [click here...]

 

The Walking Dead: Season 8 - DVD review

CoverTogether with the Hilltop and the Kingdom factions, Rick and the Alexandrians bring “All Out War” to Negan and his forces. The Saviours are larger, better equipped and ruthless, but Rick and the unified communities are fighting for the promise of a brighter future. The battle lines are drawn as they launch into a kinetic, action-packed offensive... [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: Five Doctors - Soundtrack review

CoverMade and transmitted as a 90-minute special in 1983, The Five Doctors was the 20th-anniversary outing for the Time Lord, seeing the incumbent Peter Davison joined by his previous incarnations. The music was composed by Peter Howell at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. It was, in accordance with normal practice at the time, mixed in mono, so is presented here within a subtle mono-compatible stereo image. In 1995, Paul Vanezis was contracted by BBC Video to produce a ‘Special Edition’ of the story, extended beyond the original running time and featuring updated visual effects. It was also decided to mix the soundtrack in Dolby Surround (later updated to full 5.1 surround for DVD), so Howell was called in to rework the music. Both versions of the score are presented complete on this release… [click here...]

 

Doctor Who: The Invasion - Soundtrack review

CoverFeaturing the Brigadier, UNIT and the Cybermen, The Invasion was an eight-part Doctor Who story made and transmitted in 1968. Written by Derrick Sherwin (from a story by Kit Pedler), it starred Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. At the helm was Douglas Camfield, one of popular television’s most maverick and talented directors in the 1960s and 1970s. The music was composed by Don Harper, the third Australian émigré composer (after Ron Grainer and Dudley Simpson) to work on the programme. The master tape of the music for The Invasion was lost soon after transmission, but Harper retained a 7½ ips ‘composer’s copy’ that forms the basis of this release. The score is augmented by the extensive use of electronic sounds by Brian Hodgson of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop… [click here...]

 

Imaginary: Live Cast Recording - Music review

CoverSimG Records's latest release is a live recording of the National Youth Music Theatre's 2017 production of Imaginary. The show is a moving, funny and inspiring musical about the wonder of childhood, and the struggle to hold on to that wonder as you grow up. Milo is Sam’s only friend. They do everything together. But as Sam’s first day at secondary school approaches, his mum is worried that the mischievous Milo is holding her son back, stopping him from growing up. School turns out to be full of surprises – and secrets. Can Sam and Milo’s friendship survive in this new world, where a painful revelation threatens to change their lives forever...? [click here...]

 

Tank Girl All Stars #3 - Comic book review

CoverThe Tank Girl birthday thrills continue as this 30th-anniversary anthology spectacular kicks into even higher gear! Will the gang make it to the church on time for the wedding of Barney’s favourite cousin Barry, who’s marrying a woman called, um, Barry – or will they get distracted by a hunt for buried treasure? Is the Supertronic Jet Girl powerful enough to take on an army of mutated zombies and save Booga? Perhaps more importantly, would you like to buy her action figure…? [click here...]