Definition: DVD Review


As The Handmaiden opens in UK cinemas, a look back at the 2005 BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters's novel.

Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC (1969-1989): Psy-Warriors/Baal

Psychological interrogation and Bowie does Brecht, in Disc 9 of the Alan Clarke box set.

Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC (1969-1989): Half Hour Story

The first of a series of reviews of one of the boxset releases of the year.

Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace

The surviving episodes of this Second Doctor adventure come to DVD.

The Glittering Prizes

Frederic Raphael's six-part BBC serial from 1976, now on DVD.

The Code

Corruption in high places in this Australian political thriller, out on DVD.

Sherlock Holmes

The classic BBC series, with Douglas Wilmer as Holmes, comes to DVD,

Underbelly: A Tale of Two Cities

Reviewed for Australia Day, the second series of the true-crime drama Underbelly.

The Kingdom I & II

For its twentieth anniversary, a look back at Lars Von Trier's horror miniseries The Kingdom.


A look back at one of the best drama series this century, first broadcast in 2004.

The History Man

Antony Sher stars in this 1981 version of Malcolm Bradbury's novel, now on DVD.

A Dance to the Music of Time

A look back at the 1997 miniseries based on Anthony Powell's novel series.

Out of the Unknown: Seasons 2-4

The second half of this review of the surviving episodes of the groundbreaking SF anthology show, released by the BFI.

Out of the Unknown: Season 1

The first of a two-part review of the BFI's release of the surviving episodes of this groundbreaking SF show.

Out of This World

The surviving episode from this influential SF series of 1962, on DVD from the BFI.

Red Shift

More small-screen SF from the BFI as the 1978 version of Alan Garner's novel comes to DVD.

The Changes

People rise up and destroy machines in this well-remembered BBC serial from 1975.

Doctor Who: Lost In Time

Gary Couzens has reviewed the Region 2 release of <i>Doctor Who: Lost in Time</i>, a compilation of eighteen "orphaned" episodes from otherwise missing stories starring William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. Plenty of fascinating material and some very fine episodes (and some duds), which is most likely to appeal to the committed fan than to the newcomer.

Frankenstein: The True Story

Made for TV in 1973, <b>Frankenstein: The True Story</b> comes to DVD from Second Sight.

Doctor Who: The Web of Fear

Rediscovered after having been lost for decades, the Doctor's encounter with the Yeti in the London Underground comes to DVD.