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Costa-Gavras thriller Betrayed on Blu-ray in December
news | 16 November 2019
Debra Winger is an FBI agent who falls a farmer played by Tom Berenger whom she discovers may be leading a double life in a tense thriller written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Costa-Gavras, which makes its UK Blu-ray premiere in December from the BFI.
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Forty Guns
Forty Guns
blu-ray review | 14 November 2019
Barbara Stanwyck is a whip-cracking leader of a territory-controlling gang in the town of Tombstone in Sam Fuller's rule-busting 1957 western, which lands a new blu-ray release from Eureka as part of the Fuller at Fox: Five Films 1951-1957 box set. In the last of his reviews from this collection, Slarek revisits a terrific film on another superb disc.
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15 Nov 2019
Hôtel du Nord & Manon on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in February
Arrow has announced the Blu-ray title it will be releasing on the Arrow Academy label in February 2020, Marcel Carné's haunting, fatalistic melodrama, Hôtel du Nord and Henri-Georges Clouzot's astute portrayal of doomed young lovers in post-war France, Manon.

11 Nov 2019
Time Without Pity
A desperate man has just 24 hours to find evidence that will prevent his son's execution in Joseph Losey's tightly paced, superbly acted and socially conscious drama. Slarek is riveted by the film and as impressed as ever with Indicator's recently released Blu-ray.

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7 Nov 2019
Night Tide, Winter Kills, Resurrected & Orphans from Indicator in January
Indicator has announced its January 2020 Blu-ray release titles, which include a 2-disc edition of an acclaimed fantasy-thriller from Curtis Harrington, an off-kilter conspiracy thriller, and the debut features from directors Paul Greengrass and Peter Mullan.

Film review
5 Nov 2019
Doctor Sleep
It’s not exactly a secret that author Stephen King was not thrilled by Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of his novel The Shining. Anyone taking on the sequel had to get the blessing of both King and Kubrick’s estate. Camus visits Doctor Sleep

4 Nov 2019
The Invitation
A man is invited by his ex-wife to a party with a group of his former friends at the house in which a tragedy led to their separation in Karyn Kusama's gripping slow-burn thriller, The Invitation. Slarek revisits one of his favourite films of 2016 on a first-rate new Blu-ray from Second Sight.

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4 Nov 2019
Barbra Streisand's directorial debut Yentl on Blu-ray/DVD in November
The story of a Jewish girl who masquerades as a boy in 1904 Eastern Europe, directed, produced, co-written by and starring Barbra Streisand, comes to UK Blu-ray for the first time as a 2-disc edition in November from the BFI.

2 Nov 2019
House of Bamboo
In the second of three reviews from Eureka's new Fuller at Fox: Five Films 1951-1957 box set, Slarek takes a trip back to early 1950s Japan for House of Bamboo, a tough and intriguing crime thriller that has more thematic and character depth than surface details might suggest.

2 Nov 2019
If not exactly prolific – but when at bat, he always hits a home run artistically if not profitably – writer/director Clive Barker scores another winner with his love letter to the ultimate outsiders, the astounding Nightbreed. Camus knows who the real monsters are…

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1 Nov 2019
The BFI reveals its Blu-ray & DVD releases for January to March 2020
The BFI has announced its Blu-ray and DVD release slate for the first quarter of 2020, which includes a new Flipside title, an acclaimed recent British indie, an experimental documentary, and classics from Stanley Kramer, John Huston and John Schlesinger.

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31 Oct 2019
Cloak and Dagger & The Miracle Worker from Eureka in January
Two new Eureka titles have been announced for the new year in the shape of Arthur Penn's heartfelt and Oscar-winning biographical drama, The Miracle Worker and Fritz Lang's gripping espionage thriller, Cloak and Dagger.

29 Oct 2019
An American Werewolf in London
A firm favourite from 1981, John Landis’ An American Werewolf in London is a groundbreaking work famous for showcasing state of the art make up special effects. It's also scary, very funny and surprisingly touching. Camus heeds the five-pointed star…

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29 Oct 2019
John Huston's Moulin Rouge on Dual Format and digital in November
José Ferrer is on his knees as tormented artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston's lavish and gorgeously photographed 1952 biographical drama, which comes to UK dual format, iTunes and BBFI Player in November from the BFI.

Film review
28 Oct 2019
The Painted Bird
Jerry Whyte remains haunted by one particular film screened at the London Film Festival: Václav Marhoul's magisterial epic The Painted Bird. He considers the ways it corrects the historical record and defamiliarises the horrors of war.

27 Oct 2019
Hell and High Water
In the first of three reviews from Eureka's Fuller at Fox: Five Films 1951-1957 box set (only three of the review discs were sent to us) Slarek revisits Sam Fuller's least favourite of his own films, the submarine action-adventure Hell and High Water.

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24 Oct 2019
Friendship is a cinematic staple as is madness. In Birdy, director Alan Parker juggles both in spectacular fashion. Fantastic performances, exquisite editing and intelligent direction add up to an 80s classic. Camus lets Birdy fly...

24 Oct 2019
Badge 373
Robert Duvall stars as a suspended NYPD detective who embarks on a mission to avenge his murdered partner in Badge 373, a 70s crime thriller that languishes somewhat in The French Connection's shadow. Slarek is not a big fan of the film, but has no problems at all with Indicator's Blu-ray.

20 Oct 2019
The Dark Half
Tim Hutton plays a writer whose invented alter-ego takes on murderous human form in The Dark Half, George Romero's 1993 film version of Stephen King's novel. Slarek revisits a film he's never quite made his mind up about on Eureka's recent and splendidly featured Blu-ray.

Film review
15 Oct 2019
Talking About Trees and The Lost Okoroshi
Jerry Whyte singles out two African films from the London Film Festival that testify to the resilience of cinema, and the importance of humour under duress: Suhaib Gasmelbari’s Talking About Trees and Abba Makama’s The Lost Okoroshi.

13 Oct 2019
90º in the Shade
In a rare co-production between the British and Czech film industries, a surprise stock check at a Prague grocery store triggers a chain of events that is set to impact heavily on the lives of two of them people involved. Slarek slaps on the sun cream for Indicator's fine Blu-ray of 90º in the Shade.

Film review
6 Oct 2019
With nothing on his CV to suggest a film of this kind was brewing, writer/director Todd Phillips delivers an extremely effective psychological breakdown of a man whose brutal past inevitably casts him in the role of a tortured clown. Camus wipes off Joker’s greasepaint…

2 Oct 2019
They Made Me a Fugitive
In his later career, dogged by chronic alcoholism, actor Trevor Howard was trading on his status, well earned, of being one of England's brightest stars. Here, he is in his prime in a superb post-war crime thriller. Camus finds out how They Made Me a Fugitive...

1 Oct 2019
The System
Oliver Reed stars as a beach photographer who runs a scheme with his friends that targets female holidaymakers for seduction in a smartly written and entertaining early film from director Michael Winner. Slarek hangs out on the seafront with the lads on Indicator's recently released Blu-ray

Film review
25 Sep 2019
Ad Astra
In Ad Astra, Brad Pitt takes on Martin Sheen’s role in a precise narrative echo of Apocalypse Now. Only this time, it’s not Brando waiting for him down river, it’s his father over two billion miles away... Camus revels in James Gray’s extraordinary science fiction adventure...

23 Sep 2019
High Noon
One of the all-time great westerns is also one of the most thematically and stylistically rewarding, a film that broke genre rules and revitalised the career of its star. Slarek revisits the superb High Noon on Eureka's magnificent Blu-ray and finds whole new layers of meaning to explore and appreciate.

8 Sep 2019
The Ear
Paranoia strikes deep in Karel Kachyna's The Ear, newly re-released by Second Run on Blu-ray and now keenly surveilled for review by clydero with his antennae raised.