Thursday's Child & Man With a Gun on DVD in July
news | 7 July 2015
Network Distributing have announced a further two DVD titles as part of their ongoing 'The British Film' collection, the 1943 family drama Thursday's Child and the1958 crime thriller Man With a Gun.
blu-ray review | 5 July 2015
Borrowing from a number of American science fiction favourites, Luigi Cozzi's low budget Italian Contamination wins no points for narrative logic but is still a good deal of fun, and has been given royal treatment on Arrow's splendid dual format release. Gort faces the Cyclops.
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blu-ray review | 29 June 2015
A thrilling and exhilaratingly violent 1972 noir gangland thriller from director Fernando Di Leo recently made its UK Blu-ray debut on another fine dual format release from Arrow Video. Gort salutes the best crime film he's seen in some considerable time.
7 Jul 2015
Danish drama The Legacy – Season Two on Blu-ray and DVD in July
The second season of the hit Danish drama series The Legacy, produced by the company that brought us The Killing and Borgen, comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD later this month from Arrow as part of the Nordic Noir label.
7 Jul 2015
Thousands of unseen films about life in the UK to be released on BFI Player
The BFI have today launched Britain on Film, a new project that reveals hidden histories and forgotten stories of people and places from the UK’s key film and TV archives, including the earliest know surviving home movie.
6 Jul 2015
Nagisa Ôshima’s Cruel Story of Youth on dual format in August
Denied a UK certificate by the BBFC on its release back in 1960 and not passed uncut here until 2008, Nagisa Ôshima's landmark Cruel Story of Youth lands a UK dual format release in August from Masters of Cinema.
6 Jul 2015
Robert Altman's 3 Women comes to UK Blu-ray in July
Selected by Roger Ebert as the best film of 1977, beating Star Wars in to second place, Robert Altman's hypnotic and dream-like 3 Women comes to UK Blu-ray this month from Arrow under the Arrow Academy banner.
4 Jul 2015
Food is Power documentary film season at the Bertha DocHouse in July
Could what you eat be harming your body and wrecking the planet? These questions and more are asked by a season of documentary films titled Food is Power screening at the Bertha DocHouse screen in London.
2 Jul 2015
The 4k restoration of The Third Man on EST, Blu-ray and DVD in July
The first ever 4K restoration of one of the all-time great British films, Carol Reed's gorgeous Vienna set film noir The Third Man, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and EST this month from Studiocanal.
1 Jul 2015
The Roberto Rossellini Ingrid Bergman Collection on DVD & Blu-ray in July
Three films directed by Roberto Rossellini and starring Ingrid Bergman will be released individually on DVD and together as a limited edition Blu-ray box set in July from the BFI.
30 Jun 2015
Yosuke Fujita's Fukuchan of Fukufuku Flats on DVD in July
Comedienne Miyuki Oshima stars as solitary male painter Fukuchan in the latest film from Fine, Totally Fine director Yosuke Fujita, coming to UK DVD in July from Third Window Films.
30 Jun 2015
Dziga Vertov’s Man with a Movie Camera on Blu-ray in July
Dziga Vertov’s still astonishing and dazzlingly cinematic 1929 feature, voted the greatest documentary of all time in a 2014 Sight & Sound poll, comes to UK Blu-ray in July with some excellent extras from the BFI.
30 Jun 2015
Mississippi Burning makes its UK Blu-ray debut in September
Alan Parker's controversial, searingly performed dramatisation of the murder of three civil rights activists in the 1960s comes to UK Blu-ray for the first time in September from Second Sight.
29 Jun 2015
Tsukamoto's Snake of June makes its UK Blu-ray debut in September
A too rarely seen work from one of modern cinema's most consistently thrilling visionaries, Shinya Tsukamoto's superb Snake of June comes to UK Blu-ray in a director supervised transfer in September from Third Window Films.
26 Jun 2015
Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa on Blu-ray and DVD in July
Currently only available as part of a limited edition box set with The Long Good Friday, Neil Jordan's gangland masterpiece starring the late Bob Hoskins lands a stand-alone dual format release in July from Arrow Video.
25 Jun 2015
Luigi Cozzi’s video nasty Contamination on dual format in July
A notorious Italian exploitation cinema take on Ridley Scott's Alien, one that ended up on the BBFC's list of undesirable films, makes its world Blu-ray debut as part of a dual format release in July from Arrow Video.
25 Jun 2015
Nigel Kneale's Quatermass restored on DVD and Blu-ray in July
Nigel Kneale's final series featuring Professor Bernard Quatermass, starring John Mills and directed by Piers Haggard, comes to UK DVD and Blu-ray, restored from the 35mm negatives in July from Network Distributing.
25 Jun 2015
Clouds of Sils Maria comes to DVD and Blu-ray in July
Already making its way onto a few favourite films of the year lists for 2015, Olivier Assayas impressively performed meditation on power, desire, loyalty and the passing of time comes to UK DVD and Blu-ray in July from Artificial Eye.
23 Jun 2015
Vintage Richard Attenborough double on DVD in August
Two films starring the lovely Richard Attenborough – the 1959 Jet Storm and the 1947 Dancing With Crime – come to UK DVD in July from Simply Media.
26 Jun 2015
Forty Guns
Sam Fuller proves his worth once again with Forty Guns, a belter of a western from 1957 that's exciting, technically adventurous and peppered with sexual innuendo. Slarek loves the film all the more on Masters of Cinema's exemplary Blu-ray.
22 Jun 2015
Emotion pictures: a tribute to composer James Horner
Woven throughout the early 80s right up to today are scores from composer James Horner that graced some of Hollywood’s most celebrated movies. He defined cinematic decades as much as giants John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Camus mourns a sad loss.
22 Jun 2015
The Man With the Golden Arm
Jerry Whyte revisits Otto Preminger’s The Man With the Golden Arm, considers its many contexts, and tickles the United States under the chin. The film is released today on DVD and Blu-ray by Network.
22 Jun 2015
The Happiness of the Katakuris
The hills are alive with the sound of screaming. So went the tag line for Miike Takashi's joyous melding of horror, musical, black comedy and family drama, which comes to UK Blu-ray today in a fine package from Arrow Video. Slarek grabs a shovel and sings along.
20 Jun 2015
A Letter to Three Wives
Younger brother of Herman J., the Citizen Kane co-scribe, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, also had a wonderful ear for dialogue. A year before his superb All About Eve, he wrote and directed the equally sublime A Letter To Three Wives. Camus tears open the envelope…
18 Jun 2015
Jerry Whyte finds symbolic grandeur in Abderrahmane Sissako’s latest film, Timbuktu, and warms to its lyrical depiction of unhinged Islamic fundamentalism.
17 Jun 2015
Tokyo Tribe
Sion Sono follows Land of Hope and Why Don't You Play in Hell? with a 'battle rap musical' that's thin is hell on plot and peppered with borrowings, but still a good deal of daffy fun. Slarek cuts some shapes to Eureka's new Blu-ray.
13 Jun
Jurassic World
My son regards Jurassic World as cinema’s second coming. This would be interesting if it wasn’t the third sequel of the nineties’ blockbuster. I oohed and aahed too in ’93 but have CG dinos lost their wow-factor, asks Camus?
10 Jun 2015
Island of Death
It's back to the glory days of low budget 70s extreme horror for Nico Mastorakis' gleefully taboo-busting Island of Death, which has been gloriously restored for the Blu-ray in Arrow's recent dual format release. Gort takes a boat to the beautiful island of Mykonos.
8 Jun 2015
Something horrific and allegorical becomes a thing of perverse beauty in Brian Yuzna’s cult class war flesh festival. Camus remembers when he naively thought the United States was above that sort of thing, and Slarek celebrates a great political horror and Arrow's Blu-ray.
6 Jun 2015
We Are Many
Jerry Whyte reviews Amir Amirani’s exhilarating documentary We Are Many and examines the imprint left by the largest global protest in the history of humanity.
1 Jun 2015
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The most famous Sherlock Holmes story of them all was the basis for one of Hammer's finest yet too-often unsung films. Slarek revisits this most energetic retelling of the tale and celebrates Arrow's superb Blu-ray release.
29 May 2015
Oscar Homolka is a cinema manager who sidelines as a saboteur in 1930s London in the 1937 Sabotage, a dark, tense but sometimes underrated thriller from Alfred Hitchcock's late British period, released on UK Blu-ray on Monday by Network Distributing.
20 May 2015
Dream Home
Is it a social satire? Is it a slasher horror? Pang Ho-cheung's fascinating, hyper-violent 2010 Dream House wants to be both, but does it succeed? It's certainly not for the faint-hearted, as Slarek discovered when he sat down in front of Network's pristine Blu-ray.
17 May 2015
Paper Moon
One of the ‘lost boys’ of the 70’s movie brats, Peter Bogdanovich had a career that paralleled his friend’s, Orson Welles. He started on a high and has been heading down ever since. With Paper Moon, he was still up there with the best of them.
16 May 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road
His life faded, his vision dimmed. All that remained were memories. Scratch that. The Feral Kid is long gone but Max is back in the form of Tom Hardy. Camus investigates the critically adored retake of Mad Max 2, Fury Road.
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