What was that we were saying about last week being the last great one of 2012?
Disc Of The Week
The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan’s Bat-Trilogy capper tops a year of solid blockbusters, with the scale and ambition on display unequalled. A stacked disc offers a wealth of insight in to the making of the film Also available in steelbook, trilogy and tacky Cowl variations.
Zombie Flesh Eaters – The Arrow Video imprint has been one of the years great success stories, with Zombie Flesh Eaters arguably their most anticipated disc to date. Long have fans clambered for a worthy release, and this looks set to appease said desires.
Two From The Masters Of Cinema – The Masters Of Cinema cap off a remarkable year with a pair of remarkable films from the Far East. Ozu makes a belated bow in the collection (most of his work is tied up at the BFI) while Teinosuke Kinugasa is also a new name to the series, with his remarkable Gate Of Hell, a film which quite literally looks like nothing else.
Luck – Michael Mann collaborates with David Milch on one of 2012’s standout pieces of television. An ambitious cast consisting of, amongst others, Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, ensured that Luck was a real treat, if not one of the years greatest frustrations in the fact that it was cancelled all too soon, albeit for a worthy reason. Edwin Davis has written extensively on Luck here at Hope Lies, most recently just last week.
The New Girl – Season One – Colour us surprised. Zooey Deschanel headlines this 24-minute weekly sitcom, which happens to be one of the most enjoyable new shows of the year.