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blu-ray review | 24 June 2019
Ray Winstone is electrifying as the put-upon borstal inmate who grabs power fom the incumbent 'daddy' in Alan Clarke and Roy Minton's brilliant feature remake of their equally brilliant but banned TV play. Slarek revisits a key film of his teenage years on Indicator's superb new Blu-ray.
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Toy Story 4
Toy Story 4
film review | 24 June 2019
This writer has a twenty-year history with Woody and Buzz. His son was three when the first one came out and is now pushing twenty-three. He grew up with the toys and the films. Camus had some reservations but does emotionally engage with Toy Story 4
High 5
23 Jun 2019
A Case for a Rookie Hangman
One of the Czech New Wave's strangest (and yet still modestly accessible) films, A Case for a Rookie Hangman is Pavel Juráček's take on Jonathan Swift brewed with healthy bits of Lewis Carroll and Franz Kafka. The bold and compelling result is released by Second Run in a new restoration, reviewed here by clydefro.

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20 Jun 2019
High Noon Blu-ray Limited Edition from Masters of Cinema in September
One of the most iconic of all westerns and a treasured and Oscar-winning Hollywood classic, Fred Zinnemann's 1953 High Noon is coming to UK Blu-ray in a Limited Edition with a new 4K restoration on Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.

19 Jun 2019
Under Fire
Nick Nolte is superb as a photojournalist covering the Nicaraguan revolution in 1979 in Roger Spottiswoode's electrifying 1983 political thriller, Under Fire. Slarek takes a detailed look at one of his very favourite films on Eureka's excellent new Blu-ray release.

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19 Jun 2019
In Bruges on Limited Edition Blu-ray in August from Second Sight
Martin McDonagh's delicious feature debut featuring Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell as two hitmen sent to hide out in Bruges after a bungled job lands a Limited Edition Blu-ray release with new special features in August from Second Sight. 

17 Jun 2019
The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne
Maggie Smith excels in this character portrait of a lonely woman in the 1950s whose impoverished and religious life has thwarted her modest emotional ambitions. Camus breaks out the hidden whiskey reviewing Indicator’s new Blu-ray of The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

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14 Jun 2019
Dark City & The Major and the Minor from Arrow Academy in September
A pair of classic debut features have been announced for September Blu-ray release on the Arrow Academy label. Charlton Heston's first starring role in Dark City and Billy Wilder's first American film as director, The Major and the Minor.

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13 Jun 2019
Hal Ashby's multi-award winning Coming Home on Blu-ray in July
Hal Ashby’s compelling and emotional tale of love and loss, starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and Bruce Dern and winner of three Academy Awards, makes its UK Blu-ray debut in July as part of the Masters of Cinema series.

12 Jun 2019
No Orchids for Miss Blandish
In his first review for the site for many months, Gort returns to grapple with a film that's still getting scathing reviews 70 years after it was first shocked critics and outraged moralists. Now you can see what the fuss was about thanks to Indicator's typically excellent Blu-ray release.

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10 Jun 2019
The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith on Limited Edition dual format in August
The second feature from Roxanne director Fred Schepisi and one of the key works of the New Australian Cinema, The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith gets a richly featured dual format release in August on Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.

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6 Jun 2019
Classic Amicus horror double on Limited Edition Blu-ray in July
We've known for a few weeks that they were on the way, but Second Sight have now officially confirmed the details for its upcoming Limited Edition Blu-ray releases of Amicus horror favourites The House That Dripped Blood and Asylum.

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6 Jun 2019
Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg Blu-ray box set in August
Indicator has announced the August release of a belter of a box set featuring six Paramount features directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich: Morocco, Dishonored, Shanghai Express, Blonde Venus, The Scarlett Empress and The Devil is a Woman.

4 Jun 2019
The Andromeda Strain
A small town New Mexico is almost completely wiped out by an alien organism and four scientists are recruited to locate the virus and find a way to combat it in Robert Wise's superb film adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1969 novel. Slarek revisits a favourite sf movie on Arrow's excellent new Blu-ray.

Film review
2 Jun 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
I took the first John Wick extremely seriously. Someone killed his dog so people had to die (I can live with that). In Chapter 2, things got a little highfalutin but in Parabellum, the absurd became wildly comic. Camus revels in the delirium of cinematic violence.

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31 May 2019
Special Edition releases of Cruising and Oldboy from Arrow in August
Arrow has announced the August special edition releases of key films by two giants of cinema, a Blu-ray release of William Friedkin's Cruising and DVD, 2-disc Blu-ray and 3-disc Limited Edition Blu-ray releases of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy.

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27 May 2019
Bellman and True
Bernard Hill plays a computer expert who is strongarmed into aiding a bank robbery in the Bellman and True, Richard Loncraine's strangely overlooked crime drama from 1987. Slarek finds much to admire in the film, and even more on Indicator's new Blu-ray release.

27 May 2019
Director Jack Gold made a few big screen additions to his CV as well as all the exceptional TV work he was most famous for. Who? was a 70s film this reviewer caught early and it made quite the impression. Camus returns to Cold War paranoia…

23 May 2019
The Woman in the Window
A desperate act of self-defence sees a mild-mannered college professor fighting for his freedom as a murder investigation closes in around him in Fritz Lang's 1944 film noir classic. Slarek slides into the shadows to discuss the film, Eureka's new Blu-ray and that one, slightly controversial twist...

21 May 2019
The White Reindeer
Mirjami Kuosmanen is mesmerising as a witch supernatural abilities of transformation and immense seductive power over men in Erik Blomberg's captivating Finnish folk tale. In his first review for the site, SilverBlueSnow salutes the film and Eureka's recent Blu-ray release.

19 May 2019
The Snake Pit
Olivia de Havilland gives a dynamite performance as a young woman confined toi an asylum for reasons that will only become clear over time in Anatole Litvak's ground-breaking 1948 The Snake Pit. Slarek is still playing catch-up with reviews, but absolutely couldn't let this fine Indicator Blu-ray pass him by.

13 May 2019
The Big Clock
Ray Milland is a magazine editor who finds himself forced to investigate a case in which he is the mystery prime suspect in John Farrow's criminally unseen blend of thriller, character comedy and film noir. Slarek sleeks into the shadows and revisits the film on a fine Arrow Academy Blu-ray.

12 May 2019
Once Hitchcock’s Rebecca hit big, there was suddenly an enthusiasm for like-minded tales of Gothic melodrama. With a similar plot, Dragonwyck kick-starts the directorial career of Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Camus lights a candle…

7 May 2019
A mother and her child become trapped in the car by a rabid St. Bernard dog in Lewis Teague's tense and tightly economical adaptation of one of Stephen King's darkest novels. Slarek revisits a favourite creature horror on one of Eureka's best featured Blu-ray releases yet.

4 May 2019
The Triple Echo
Michael Apted is that rare director whose work straddles diverse genres and takes in documentaries as well as dramatic features. His first film is narratively slight but compelling. Camus goes AWOL in search of a place of sanctuary…

Film review
4 May 2019
Wild Rose
Every decade or so, an actor comes along who is so truthful in their performance, so startling, oozing charisma even when behaving badly, you want to scream their name from the rooftops. Camus salutes Jessie Buckley as Wild Rose