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Bong Joon-ho's Snowpiercer on UK Blu-ray & DVD (at last!) in May
news | 9 April 2020
Six years after it hit US cinemas and four years after its American Blu-ray release, Bong Joon-ho's rivetting blend of science fiction and social satire Snowpiercer is finally coming to UK Blu-ray and DVD, courtesy of Lionsgate.
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Singin' in the Rain
Singin' in the Rain
blu-ray review | 9 April 2020
Hollywood perfection is very rare. And who’s to judge? There are moments in great cinema that astound but rarely are there films that could boast consistent gems in almost every scene. Camus argues that Singin’ in the Rain comes damn close to flawless…
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9 Apr
2020
Siodmak, Wilder and Scorsese on Masters of Cinema Blu-ray in June
Eureka has announced three Blu-ray titles for release in June: Robert Siodmak's noir masterpiece Criss Cross, Billy Wilder's satirical comedy A Foreign Affair and a standard edition release for Martin Scorsese's rock documentary The Last Waltz.

7 Apr
2020
Rio Grande
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara are terrific in the final film in John Ford's rightly celebrated Cavalry Trilogy, which has just been released on Blu-ray by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series. Not everything works perfectly in it for Slarek, but it's still an absolute must for genre fans.

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3 Apr
2020
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence on Blu-ray from Arrow in June
Oshima Nagisa's mesmerising study of  resilience, pride, friendship, obsession and barriers to communication starring Tom Conti, David Bowie and Sakamoto Ryuchi comes to Blu-ray in June from Arrow Video.

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3 Apr
2020
Arrow Video Channel now free to access for 30 days
Stuck at home and need something to watch? Well, Arrow Video is offering 30 days of free access to the Arrow Channel, where you'll find a whole slew of cult favourites and quirky delights.

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3 Apr
2020
The Best of COI: Five Decades of Public Information Films on Blu-ray in April
2-disc Blu-ray collection of nineteen films from the Central Office of Information ranging from 1944 to 1981, coupled with some interesting special features, will be release this month by the BFI.

1 Apr
2020
The Mad Magician
Vincent Price plays a humiliated wannabe magician who snaps and turns his elaborate tricks on his tormentors in the 1954 The Mad Magician. Slarek finds much to enjoy in the film and even gets to view it in 3D on Indicator's excellent new Blu-ray.

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30 Mar
2020
Cassavetes, Arzner and Scorsese on Criterion UK Blu-ray in June
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their UK Blu-ray releases for June in the shape of John Cassavetes' masterful Husbands, Dorothy Arzner's forward-looking Dance, Girl, Dance and a collection of short films from Martin Scorsese.

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27 Mar
2020
After Midnight on Blu-ray in June, Arrow Video Channel & Digital now
Described by the press release as akin to an H.P Lovecraft story directed by Richard Linklater, the new film from Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella is on digital platforms now and arrives as a 2-disc Blu-ray Special Edition in June From Arrow Video.

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25 Mar
2020
The Battle of the Sexes on Blu-ray/DVD and Digital from the BFI in April
Peter Sellers gives one of his greatest performances in director Charles Crichton's famously subtle, sharp-edged satire on sexual politics, The Battle of the Sexes, which will be released on Dual Format, BFI Player, iTunes and Amazon in April by the BFI.

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25 Mar
2020
Nigel Kneale’s The Year of the Sex Olympics on BFI DVD in April
First broadcast by the BBC in July of 1968, Quatermass creator Nigel Kneale's visionary drama anticipated the rise of reality TV, and lands a welcome DVD release from the BFI with a strong collection of extras in April.

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25 Mar
2020
Tsukamoto Shinya trilogy on Blu-ray from Third Window in April
Three films from visionary filmmaker Tsumakoto Shinya have been brought together in a single Blu-ray set for an April release from Third Window Films: his latest, Killing, the claustrophobic Haze and the early 8mm The Adventure of Denchu Kozo.

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23 Mar
2020
Here's to you, Mr. Robinson
So what now, imprisoned as we are with ‘social distancing’ having denied the warmth of human interaction? Many of us have realised that this enforced lifestyle is a little too familiar. So, home entertainment! Camus has a recommendation that has kept him laughing for a good few hours…

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22 Mar
2020
Going Viral
In these unprecedented times, Slarek takes a moment to reflect on the impact the Covid-19 virus is having on society, cinema and the two isolated individuals who are currently keeping Cine Outsider ticking over.

20 Mar 2020
Syncopation
A potentially groundbreaking tale exploring the origins of jazz becomes an engaging but unsurprising story of white musicians falling in love and learning to follow their dreams in the 1942 Syncopation. Non-jazz fan Slarek finds his toes tapping nonetheless.

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10 Mar 2020
Relaxer / Buzzard
American low-budget independent filmmaker Joel Potrykus specialises in witty and imaginative slacker movies, two of which have been packaged in a richly featured 2-disc Blu-ray set by new label Anti-Worlds. Slarek hangs loose with the oddly compelling double-bill of Relaxer and Buzzard.

8 Mar 2020
Endless Night
Endless Night is adapted from an Agatha Christie novel, her own favourite apparently. It’s more of a slow burn thriller than a ‘whodunit’ but still a satisfying one with a great, late Bernard Herrmann score. Camus decamps to the countryside…

7 Mar 2020
Last Holiday
Alec Guinness gives one of the finest performances in this unfairly overlooked tale of a man who elects to spend his final days at a plush hotel. Slarek revisits a personal favourite on Studiocanal's new Blu-ray, and examines the one thing that always bugged him about the film.

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4 Mar
2020
The Call of the Wild
Suckered in by a wildly mendacious trailer, Camus is a pushover for dog movies. But it turns out that The Call of the Wild’s lead dog Buck is more a technical exercise in CG one-pupmanship. In comparison, Camus re-examines a landmark from last year and what it may mean for civilisation…

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1 Mar 2020
Knives Out
Is the rising gap between stagnating wages and rising house prices forcing low and middle income people out of cities? If so, who or what is responsible? These are questions posed and investigated by director Fredrik Gertten's new documentary, Push, which is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.

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27 Feb
2020
Push
Is the rising gap between stagnating wages and rising house prices forcing low and middle income people out of cities? If so, who or what is responsible? These are questions posed and investigated by director Fredrik Gertten's new documentary, Push, which is released in UK cinemas tomorrow.

24 Feb 2020
Holiday
Holiday is the feature debut of Swedish director Isabella Eklöf. Don’t expect to see this film on afternoon TV. It’s a steel cold, uncompromising examination of male power from a female perspective. Camus recognises the talent if not the film’s non-existent feel-good factor…

20 Feb 2020
The Pillow Book
It's taken a good few years for Slarek to warm to the distinctive cinema of Peter Greenaway, but in the process of revisiting the hypnotic and visually and aurally striking The Pillow Book on Indicator's handsome new Blu-ray, he's become an enthusiastic convert.

16 Feb 2020
Son of the Sheik
Rudolph Valentino was an icon of the silent era and died just two weeks before the release of his final film at the age of just 31. Slarek heads out to the desert to explore the positive aspects and the things that haven't aged so well of The Son of the Sheik on Masters of Cinema Blu-ray.

12 Feb 2020
Hôtel du Nord
When a young couple check in to a Parisian hotel, their actions have an impact on the owners and guests in Hôtel du Nord, Marcel Carné's wonderful 1936 poetic realist drama. Slarek checks in and falls in love with a classic film on the newly released Arrow Academy Blu-ray.

11 Feb 2020
Secret Friends
Dennis Potter was an extraordinary talent. Famous for writing The Singing Detective and Pennies From Heaven, two landmark TV dramas of the 80s, he stepped behind the camera in 1991 to adapt his novel Ticket To Ride. Camus gets on board.