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Just One More Thing: Saying goodbye to a neutral net
news | 17 Dec 2017
In a week where the Federal Communications Commission went against the wishes of the American people in favour of a handful of giant corporations, Slarek ponders of the negative impact of repealing Net Neutrality.
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SAtar Wars: The Last Jedi
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
blu-ray review | 17 Dec 2017
Glimpsed at the tail end of The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker now comes into his own. The Last Jedi is great fun with some lovely surprises, humour that works and a few genuine moments of “Nice…” Camus would love to say that he enjoyed every minute…
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The Pumpkin Eater
The Pumpkin Eater
blu-ray review | 12 Dec 2017
Director Jack Clayton, while not hugely celebrated, carved out a quiet but impressive career. There are a few gems in his ten director credits and The Pumpkin Eater is certainly one of them. Camus is seduced by its leading lady in Indicator’s new Blu-ray.
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14 Dec 2017
Psychological thriller Strangled comes to dual format in February
A dark, gritty and unpredictable thriller from director Árpád Sopsits, a true story inspired murder tale set in 1960s Hungary, comes to UK dual format in February from Eureka's Montage Pictures label.

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7 Dec 2017
Gothic horror romance The Housemaid on dual format in February
The debut feature from director Derek Nguyen is a haunting gothic romance which blends bold eroticism with a pervasive sense of dread, and comes to UK dual format in February from Eureka as part of its Montage Picture range.

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5 Dec 2017
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s 1924 Michael restored on Blu-ray in February
A compelling piece of silent cinema from one of the all-time great directors, Carl Theodor Dreyer (Vampyr, The Passion Of Joan Of Arc) makes its world Blu-ray debut from a 2K restoration in February from Masters of Cinema.

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5 Dec 2017
Hong Kong crime thriller Chasing the Dragon on DVD in January
Screen legends Donnie Yen and Andy Lau star in an action-packed Hong Kong crime thriller inspired by true events, and it comes to extras-free UK DVD only in January from Well Go USA.

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4 Dec 2017
Raymond Briggs' When the Wind Blows on dual format in January
Director Jimmy T Murakami's heartbreaking adaptation of writer Raymond Briggs' poignant tale of an elderly couple facing the horrors of nuclear war lands a UK dual format release in January from the BFI.

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1 Dec 2017
Nobuhiko Obayashi’s gloriously deranged House on Blu-ray in February
One of the most creatively bonkers films you'll ever lay eyes on, Nobuhiko Obayashi’s wonderfully playful surrealist horror head-spinner makes its UK Blu-ray debut in February, courtesy of Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.

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1 Dec 2017
Wim Wenders' Alice in the Cities restored on dual format in December
The first film in Wim Wenders' acclaimed Road Movie Trilogy, the 1974 Alice in the Cities has been restored in 4K under the director's supervision and arrives on UK dual format this very month from AX1 Films.

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30 Nov 2017
Eureka announces its February and March 2018 releases
Eureka has announced an enticing collection of Blu-ray and DVD releases for February and March, including Derek Nguyen's The Housemaiden, Árpád Sopsits' Strangled and King Hu’s Legend of the Mountain.

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30 Nov 2017
Ship of Fools and a second Hammer box set from Indicator in February
Ask and you shall received. As we all hoped, Indicator have announced a sound box set of lesser-seen films from Hammer, together with Stanley Kramer's Ship of Fools, all restored on well-featured Blu-rays in February.

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27 Nov 2017
A bumper crop of Blu-rays, DVDs and other goodies from Arrow in February
In one of the biggest single announcements to date, Arrow has revealed its February Blu-ray and DVD releases, including five Arrow titles and a book and a green vinyl record for December. Oh, and a new web site!

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24 Nov 2017
George Romero and Jonathan Demme on Criterion Blu-ray in February
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have confirmed their UK Blu-ray titles for February 2018 and it's a treat for cult movie fans, Jonathan Demme's Something Wild and George Romero's Night of the Living Dead.

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16 Nov 2017
Russian Film Week returns to London for a second year in November
Russian Film Week returns this year for the second time and is twice the size and last year, marking it as the biggest cross-cultural Russian event to have taken place outside of Russia. We hgave the details.

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14 Nov 2017
Alexandre O'Phillipe's documentary 78/52 on DVD in December
Alexandre O. Phillippe's documentary feature 78/52 meticulously and compellingly deconstructs the iconic and game-changing shower scene from Hitchcock's Psycho, and arrives on UK DVD in December from Dogwoof.

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11 Nov 2017
Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart in UK cinemas in December
The latest film from A Touch of Sin, Still Life and The World director Jia Zhangke, which follows a woman's life over three time periods, comes to UK cinemas in December courtesy of Arrow Films.

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11 Nov 2017
Northern Irish revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut on DVD in January
Nigel O’Neill plays a farmer whose mother is killed in an apparent home invasion and who sets off for Belfast in search of revenge in director Chris Baugh's feature debut, which comes to UK DVD in January from Kaleidoscope.

10 Dec
2017
Eyes of Laura Mars
A script by Halloween-era John Carpenter was transformed into a studio project with Irvin Kershner at the helm and Faye Dunaway in the lead. Slarek wasn't a fan at the time of the film's release, but has since warmed to its qualities, despite some remaining gripes.

3 Dec
2017
Wolf
Jack Nicholson stars as a publishing house executive who is bitten by a wolf and begins to undergo a transformation in Mike Nichols' low-key 1994 werewolf movie. Slarek revisits a film he never really cared for and finds more in it this time around on Indicator's fine Blu-ray.

24 Nov
2017
Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning
Absurdly late due to already documented outside issues, Slarek delivers a detailed appreciation of Indicator's handsomely packaged and presented presented four-film Blu-ray box set of letter known Hammer titles, all of which are worthy of your attention and appreciation.

Film Review

21 Nov
2017
The Death of Stalin
First the absurd events were real. Then they passed into solemn history. Then they became a French graphic novel and now Armando Iannucci has made the movie The Death of Stalin. Camus relishes the comedy and briefly muses on the nature of power…

13 Nov
2017
Witchhammer
The latest film released by Second Run crackles with anger as it tells the true story of 17th century witch trials in a small Czech village. Not your typical horror movie, Witchhammer nonetheless feels as upsetting and relevant as ever in its world premiere Blu-ray release, explored here in depth by clydefro.

5 Nov
2017
Torture Garden
A carnival sideshow offers visitors a glimpse into their darkest destiny in the second of seven anthology horror films produced by Amicus in the 1960s and 70s. Slarek revisits a typically enjoyable collection on Indicator's very nicely featured Blu-ray.

5 Nov
2017
Fragment of Fear
Weird things keep happening to David Hemmings in Fragment of Fear, taking a suspenseful jaunt from Italy to London as things may or may not be what they seem. Allusions to other films come and go but clydefro desperately tries to make sense of this recent offering from Indicator.

31 Oct
2017
The Thing
Critically derided on its release, John Carpenter's 1982 adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.'s Who Goes There? is now regarded as a cross-genre classic. Slarek revisits a long-standing sf-horror favourite on a glorious Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Arrow Video.

24 Oct
2017
My Dinner with Andre
Some films you see at exactly the right time and they stay with you forever. The least cinematic (argue as much as you like) of my ‘inner circle’ of significant movies is Louis Malle’s My Dinner With Andre. Camus is 21 again reviewing the Criterion Collection’s US Blu-ray…

21 Oct
2017
The Chase
Although subsequently disowned by its own director, The Chase, Arthur Penn’s dress rehearsal for his more famous Bonnie and Clyde, is a lively affair with a cast to die for and not without significant ambition. Camus strolls down a Texan Main St…

18 Oct
2017
The Vikings
Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis are rivals for the attention of Janet Leigh in Richard Fleischer's terrific 1958 action-adventure, newly released on a quality Blu-ray from Eureka Classics. Slarek boards Einar's ship and runs the oars.

Film Review

15 Oct
2017
The 2017 BFI London Film Festival: Dispatch #2
Jerry Whyte savours the gritty performances that make Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and Adrian Shergold’s Funny Cow such powerfully moving, indelible slices of northern soul.

12 Oct
2017
The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One:
1955-1960
A couple of weeks late due to personal pressures and this release's small mountain of special features, Slarek revels in Indicator's second box set of films featuring visual effects and animation by the great Ray Harryhausen.

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9 Oct
2017
Ex Libris: New York Public Library
A three hour plus documentary about the New York Public Library may sound a daunting prospect, but Frederick Wiseman's captivating Ex Libris is here to challenge that preconception. Slarek immerses himself in the wonderful world of learning.

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7 Oct
2017
Blade Runner 2049
Possibly the most anticipated genre offering in the last decade is Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Being a huge fan of the original, Camus finds himself more than a little excited and just as scared. Will he see things you people wouldn’t believe?

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