DVD Derek reviews…

I visited the video store to hire…well…something different.  I ended up getting a Simon Pegg DVD. I quite like his films, although “Fear of Everything” was not his best. It has the style of an old Ealing Comedy, but without the quality script. It tried to cover too much ground – neurosis, psychiatry, pathos, family tragedy, … [Read the full story]

DVD Derek reviews…

I thought it was time to look back on a DVD I had watched years ago. The Castle was released for us to enjoy a time when Australia understood what it meant to stand up for a way of life that was changing very quickly. Young and fresh, we had a belief in the rights … [Read the full story]

DVD derek reviews…

After the Lord of The Rings we have the DVD of The Hobbit. This was a beautiful amusing whimsical tale of the Shire. Like the previous Rings DVD’s the story starts slowly and gives you time to appreciate the characters. The DVD is too long and can be compared to a violent games disc. You … [Read the full story]

Beware Of Mr Baker

A documentary about Cream drummer, Ginger Baker, is to be released on DVD in May this year. Directed by Jay Bulger, ‘Beware Of Mr Baker’ captures the 73 year-old rock legend reflecting on his life from his South African home and follows him as he embarks on a 30-date sold-out European tour. The film also … [Read the full story]

What has TOG been up to for the past 6 months?

After so many emails from my Ozzie News readers asking where I have been for the past six months, I feel it is only justice if I come clean on my sojourn. I was asked to help create a guest room-come playroom for my grandchildren out of a worn out garage. Now, building, construction and … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1985

On this day in 1985, the first Blockbuster video-rental store opens, in Dallas, Texas. At a time when most video stores were small-scale operations featuring a limited selection of titles, Blockbuster opened with some 8,000 tapes displayed on shelves around the store and a computerized check-out process. The first store was a success and Blockbuster … [Read the full story]