The Vikings

Enduringly popular epic, directed with vigorous panache by Richard Fleischer. Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis are terrific as the feuding half-brothers, sons of hugely-bearded Viking warlord Ernest Borgnine, and there's…

A Fish Called Wanda—Special Edition

Fifteen years on, the only thing that's dated about John Cleese's romantic-comedy-cum-caper-movie is the fashions. Cleese honed the script for years, and it shows—plus the entire supporting cast are a…

Deep Purple—Heavy Metal Pioneers

Heavy metal pioneers certainly, but as this appealing history shows, Deep Purple also had the knack of turning a great riff into a decent pop song. There's a dated feel…

Bunny Business

Disturbingly funny debut tackles life and death with the help of a giant rabbit

The Sleepy Jackson

Australia's next big thing unleash experimental mini-album debut

Fred Frith

Re-releases of solo outings by prodigious ex-Henry Cow guitarist

Show Me The Money

Two CDs of remixes from the eternally bloody-minded Richard D James

Elling

Spacey favourite has plenty of low-key charm

News And Abuse

Lumet's underrated media satire now viewed as a visionary work

Knockaround Guys

Producer Lawrence Bender wears his Tarantino badge with pride. Which is fine when producing QT movies but problematic in everything else (see Killing Zoe, From Dusk Till Dawn 3). Knockaround…

Sci-Fi – Fantasy Roundup

Psychiatric patient Prot (Kevin Spacey) seems remarkably sane, except for his assertion that he's really an alien visitor from a distant planet named K-Pax. It's Starman meets One Flew Over…

Bent – The Everlasting Blink

Now wealthy enough to not fall foul of record company lawyers (unpaid for Nana Mouskouri samples resulted in tracks being pulled from their 2000 debut Programmed To Love), The Everlasting…