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The Millionaires' Express
Action-comedy-western The Millionaires' Express on Blu-ray in July
news | 22 Jun 2021
Sammo Hung, Yuen Biao, Rosamund Kwan, Richard Ng and Cynthia Rothrock star in Hung's 1986 action-comedy-western The Millionaires' Express, which is coming to Limited Edition Blu-ray in July from Eureka Entertainment.
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Friendship's Death
blu-ray review | 21 Jun 2021
Peter Wollen was a prominent film theorist. Friendship’s Death was his only solo film as writer and director, with an early lead role for Tilda Swinton as an extra-terrestrial robot in conversation with Bill Paterson’s journalist in a Middle Eastern war zone. Gary Couzens listens in.
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20 Jun
2021
Piccadilly
A key late British silent, directed by Ewald André Dupont and starring Gilda Gray and Anna May Wong and featuring an uncredited appearance from a young Charles Laughton, Piccadilly comes to Blu-ray from the BFI. Gary Couzens pays a visit.

20 Jun
2021
The Hands of Orlac
Conrad Veidt plays a concert pianist whose irreparably damaged hands are replaced with those of a convicted murderer in Robert Wiene's fascinating and expressionistic and horror-tinged mystery-drama from 1924. Slarek absorbs the strong emotions and gets into an issue he has with the ending on the newly released Masters of Cinema Blu-ray.

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11 Jun
2021
Peter Medak's The Krays on Limited Edition Blu-ray from Second Sight in July
80s musicians Gary and Martin Kemp star as London's most notorious gangster brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray in the first cinematic biopic documenting their rise and fall, which comes to Limited Edition Blu-ray in July from Second Sight.

10 Jun
2021
One Armed Boxer
After an illness-enforced dry spell, Slarek gets back into the reviewing saddle with an appreciation of one of the best of the first wave of 70s martial arts movies in Jimmy Wang Yu's action-packed One Armed Boxer on a recently released and damned fine Eureka Blu-ray.

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10 Jun
2021
A fourth Columbia Noir Blu-ray box set coming from Indicator in September
Hot on the heels of its excellent recent third box set of noir thrillers and dramas from Columbia Studios, Indicator has announced a fourth six-disc collection that includes Phil Karlson's 50s classic, The Brothers Rico.

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4 Jun
2021
Michael Winner social realist drama West 11 on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in July
A 1963 foray into British Social realism from director Michael Winner, starring Alfred Lynch, Kathleen Breck, Eric Portman and Diana Dors, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms in July from StudioCanal.

28 May
2021
Columbia Noir #3
It's late, it's long, but Slarek has finally completed his epic review of Indicator's latest, six-film box set of film noir titles from Columbia studios, another superb collection that includes some absolute gems, six excellent commentaries and thumping collection of first-rate special features.

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28 May
2021
Dune, Jodorowsky, Dinner in America and more from Arrow in August
Arrow has unveiled an absolute feast of Blu-ray and UHD titles for August, including a Jodorowsky double of El Topo and The Holy Mountain, Adam Rehmeier's acclaimed Dinner in America, Dario Argento's A Cat O' Nine Tails and four editions of Blu-ray and UHD remasters of David Lynch's Dune.

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28 May
2021
Blow Out, All About Eve and Deep Cover on Criterion Blu-ray in August
The August UK Blu-ray releases from the Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have been confirmed as Brian De Palma's Blow Out, Joseph L. Mankiewicz's All About Eve and Bill Duke's Deep Cover.

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27 May
2021
Bob Clark's Murder by Decree on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in June
One of the finest non-Conan Doyle based Sherlock Holmes film pits the world's greatest consulting detective against London's most notorious serial killer, and it's coming to UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital platforms in June in a new restoration from StudioCanal.

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25 May
2021
Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay! on BFI Blu-ray and Digital in June
The heartrending and impassioned debut fiction feature by director Mira Nair, an authentic and unflinching portrayal of India’s impoverished underbelly, Salaam Bombay! is coming to UK Blu-ray and digital platforms in June from the BFI.

24 May
2021
Maeve
Made in Belfast in 1981, Pat Murphy and John Davies’s film Maeve takes a specifically feminist look at the Irish Troubles. Reviewed by Gary Couzens on newly released BFI Blu-ray.

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21 May
2021
Anna May Wong silent melodrama Piccadilly on BFI Blu-ray in June
Chinese American screen goddess Anna May Wong stars in one of the pinnacles of British silent cinema and seething with sexual and racial tension, which has been beautifully restored by the National Film Archive and is to be released on UK Blu-ray in June by the BFI.

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20 May
2021
Early Universal, Running Against the Wind & Prophecy from Eureka in August
Eureka has announced its August Blu-ray titles, which consist of a collection of three restored silent films in Early Universal Vol. 1, Ethiopian drama, Running Against The Wind, and John Frankenheimer-directed environmental horror, Prophecy.

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20 May
2021
Horror, social drama, baseball and a twisty thriller from Indicator in August
Indicator has announced its August Blu-ray titles, with a feature-packed edition of the 1968 Peter Cushing horror Corruption, drug abuse drama The People Next Door, sports comedy The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings and seminal 80s thriller Jagged Edge.

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17 May
2021
Jungle Fever
An interracial romance is the catalyst for Spike Lee’s sprawling fifth feature Jungle Fever, released on Blu-ray for its thirtieth anniversary by the BFI, reviewed by Gary Couzens.

17 May
2021
Radio On
A very English road movie (London to Bristol), Christopher Petit’s debut feature Radio On soon became a cult movie largely due to its New Wave soundtrack. Now reissued on Blu-ray, is it still roadworthy after forty-two years? Gary Couzens finds out.

16 May
2021
Someone to Watch Over Me
Director Ridley Scott’s first four films were all visual powerhouses regardless of their commercial or critical performance. It was something of a surprise to hear his fifth film would be set in the present in New York with a ‘standard’ plot. Camus watches over Someone To Watch Over Me

13 May
2021
Carla's Song
Robert Carlyle plays a Glasgow bus driver who has his eyes opened when he falls for a Nicaraguan refugee and travels with her to her war torn home country. Slarek revisits the first collaboration between director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty, and rediscovers a film that has really grown on him over time.

11 May
2021
Play for Today: Volume 2
Play for Today was a landmark drama series, running from 1970 to 1984. The BFI’s second Blu-ray box set, Play for Today: Volume 2, brings together six of them. In his first review for Cine Outsider, Gary Couzens takes a look.

5 May
2021
Karloff at Columbia
Six films made by Boris Karloff for Columbia have been brought together in one delicious Blu-ray package by Eureka, complete with commentaries, galleries and radio plays. Slarek dives headlong into the world of mad scientists and is reminded just how good this talented but often underrated actor could be.

25 Apr
2021
Irréversible
Gaspar Noé's reverse-narrative rape-revenge movie starkly divided critics and audiences on its original release and still has the power to stun a viewer into shocked silence today. 19 years later, Slarek steps back into the abyss to revisit the film on Indicator's brilliant new 2-disc Blu-ray release.

23 Apr
2021
Raw
A young vegetarian in her first year at veterinary school starts to undergo a disturbing transformation following her first small taste of meat during the school's hazing ritual in director Julia Ducournau's terrific drama-body horror feature debut. Slarek revisits one of his favourite films of recent years on a superb new Second Sight Blu-ray.

18 Apr
2021
Straight Shooting & Hell Bent: Two Films by John Ford
Two once thought lost westerns from the early days of the career of a then young John Ford have been restored by Universal and brought together in a new two-disc Blu-ray package from Eureka's Masters of Cinema series. Slarek saddles up for two highly enjoyable rides with Cheyenne Harry.

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16 Apr
2021
Promising Young Woman
Something tells me that Promising Young Woman is not on Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s ‘must see’ list. It’s a career highlight from actress Carey Mulligan as she attempts to serve justice to potential and bona fide sexual predators. Camus is impressed.

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14 Apr
2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League
It's rare that a film that undergoes an enforced transformation in production receives the necessary funding for the director to realise his original vision, but that's just what happened with Zack Snyder and Justice League. Longtime absent reviewer Lord Summerisle returns to evaluate the changes made.