Interests & Favourite Things
Film, Blu-ray, IT, Rugby
Fight Club, Star Wars Trilogy, Matrix Trilogy, The Vengeance Trilogy, Godfather Trilogy, Goodfellas, The Shawshank Redemption, Donnie Darko
Action, Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Thriller
Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Kevin Spacey, Edward Norton, Christian Bale
Natalie Portman, Zhang Ziyi, Lee Yeong-ae
Park Chan-wook, John Carpenter, Martin Scorsese, Paul Verhoeven, Steven Spielberg
I'm DVDActive's region two and high-definition editor. I've been with the site since 2001 (the ‘DVDBlokes’ days), first as a reviewer, then as the Content Supervisor. Nowadays I handle the UK news, deal with the UK distributors and write the odd article. I also find the time to squeeze a few reviews in between my 'day job' and sleep.
Film-wise, I’m currently in my ‘Asian phase’, with Park Chan-wook being my director of choice. His ‘Vengeance Trilogy’—Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, OldBoy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance—are three of my all-time favourites.
I’m also a huge Star Wars fan, as evidenced by my collection of reviews and articles on the subject. I also enjoy the Matrix series of films, and if truth be told I can be a bit of a Star Trek nerd at times.
Current high-definition reviewing hardware comprises of:
Panasonic TX-P50GT60 Panasonic DMP-BDT500 (multi-region for DVD) Toshiba HD-EP35 (multi-region for DVD) Onkyo TX-SR507 AVR Eltax Hollywood Speakers/Atomic A8 Sub
For the bedrooms I have the following:
Sony 32W705B LG 32LH3000 Sony PS3 Sony BDP-S590 (multi-region for DVD) Toshiba BDX1200 (multi-region for DVD/BD)