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My Man Godfrey
Cold Water & My Man Godfrey on Criterion UK Blu-ray in September
news | 21 Jun 2018
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their UK Blu-ray releases for September – an early film from Olivier Assayas, and a screwball comedy classic starring William Powell and Carole Lombard.
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No Way Out
No Way Out
blu-ray review | 11 Jun 2018
Sidney Poitier is a black doctor who fails to save the life of the brother of a racist criminal in a searing 1950 indictment of racism in post-war America. Slarek grits his teeth and salutes this bold but uncomfortable film, newly released on dual format by Masters of Cinema.
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Iron Monkey
Iron Monkey
blu-ray review | 11 Jun 2018
Donnie Yen stars and master choreographer Yuen Woo-ping directs a 1993 Wu Xia favourite that was not hit on its release but is now regarded as a genre classic. Slarek revisits a higely enjoyable martial arts treat, which has been given an HD makeover on Eureka's new Blu-ray.
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13 Jun 2018
Alternative history drama It Happened Here on dual format in July
An alternative history in which the Nazis invaded England was the basis for Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo’s brilliant, documentary-like drama, and it's being released in a new dual format edition in July from the BFI.

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13 Jun 2018
Psychological horror The Changeling on Limited Edition Blu-ray in August
George C. Scott stars in a 1980 psychological horror whose praise have been sung by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Stephen King, and it makes its UK Blu-ray debut in August a special edition from Second Sight.

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13 Jun 2018
Paddy Considine's Journeyman on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in July
Site favourite actor Paddy Considine's second stint in the director's chair, the story of a boxer's road to recovery after an injury, one in which Considine also stars, comes to disc and digital in July from Studiocanal.

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12 Jun 2018
Heathers 30th Anniversary 4K restoration hits UK cinemas in August
One of the great cult movies of the 1980s, Michael Lehmann's blackly comic Heathers, starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater, is returning to cinemas in a new 4K restoration from Arrow Films.

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12 Jun 2018
The Piano 25th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in July
The film that brought celebrated New Zealand director Jane Campion to international attention and won three Oscars arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in July in a 25th Anniversary Edition from Studiocanal.

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11 Jun 2018
You Were Never Really Here on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in July
Joaquin Phoenix gives a Cannes Best Actor-winning performance as a tormented hired gun in Lynne Ramsay's critically acclaimed reworking of the crime genre, which comes to UK disc and digital in July from Studiocanal.

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8 Jun 2018
Acclaimed works from Japan & France from Arrow Academy in September
Arrow has announced its September Arrow Academy titles in the shape of Tomu Uchida's Bloody Spear on Mount Fuji on Blu-ray and Arnaud Desplechin's Ismael’s Ghosts on DVD and Limited Edition Blu-ray.

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4 Jun 2018
Lang, Neame, Costa-Gavras and Mamet on Indicator Blu-ray in August
The good peopple at Indicator have announced their August Blu-ray release slate, and as ever it's a belter: Fritz Lang's Ministry of Fear, Ronald Neame’s The Odessa File, Costa-Gavras’ Missing and David Mamet’s Oleanna.

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4 Jun 2018
Leon Vitali/Stanley Kubrick doc Filmworker on DVD in July
The remarkable story of Leon Vitali, the up-and-coming actor who gave up fame and fortune to serve for decades as legendary director Stanley Kubrick’s right-hand man, comes to UK DVD in Julky from Dogwoof.

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1 Jun 2018
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz on Blu-ray in July
German maestro Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s captivating 15-hour magnum opus Berlin Alexanderplatz makes its Blu-ray debut in a Limited Edition box set in July from Second Sight.

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31 May 2018
William Wyler's The Children's Hour on dual format in June
Audrey Hepburn and Shirley MacLaine give superb performances in a forceful examination of the power of malice and rumour in an intolerant society, making its UK Blu-ray debut in a dual format edition from the BFI in June.

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26 May 2018
Criterion UK Blu-ray titles for July and August confirmed and detailed
Criterion UK and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have confirmed their Blu-ray titles for July and August, which include key works from Orson Welles, Steven Soderbergh and Susan Seidelman.

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26 May 2018
Fukasaku, Gilliam & 80s mystery-horror on Arrow Blu-ray in August
A yakuza drama from Kinji Fukusaku, the tenth feature film from Terry Gilliam and an 80s chiller starring Donald Sutherland come to UK Blu-ray in August from Arrow Video, plus details of two other Arrow June releases.

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26 May 2018
Derek Jarman's Jubilee 40th Anniversary Edition dual format in June
The mythological past and bleak future converge on the sparse grey streets of London in Derek Jarman's punk era classic, which makes its Blu-ray debut in a dual format edition in June from the BFI.

4 Jun
2018
The Defiant Ones
Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones examines racism in all of its poorly reasoned stupidity by chaining up black and white and then asking both “How useful is racism to either of you now?” It’s Kramer’s signature film. Camus goes on the run with Eureka’s new Blu-ray…

4 Jun
2018
Blade Runner 2049
A little later than intended (apologies abound), Camus takes on the Blu-ray release of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to one of the most influential films ever made, Blade Runner 2049. Inevitably, the review is strewn with spoilers and covers the single disc release.

29 May
2018
The Old Dark House
Having directed one of the all-time great horror films in Frankenstein, James Whale delivered a masterful comedy-chiller that after years as a thought-lost film has undergone a 4K restoration and was recently released on Blu-ray by Masters of Cinema. Slarek is in gothic heaven.

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4 Jun
2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story
With a whole host of behind the scene wobbles trailing behind its release, Solo: A Star Wars Story finally arrives. I imagine that visitors to this site are as interested in Disney nostalgia cash cows as they are contracting piles but, hey. Camus straps on his blaster.

23 May
2018
Intimate Lighting
A humanist triumph, Ivan Passer's Intimate Lighting is a simple yet profound look at the ordinariness of life and its relationships. Second Run's new Blu-ray edition gives clydefro a perfect excuse to revisit one of the gems of the Czech New Wave.

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21 May
2018
I Don't Believe in Gravity But I Still Fall Off the Roof
Inherit the Wind should not be a timeless reminder of the importance of free speech. We should have grown up by now. But free speech was kicked in the crotch a few weeks ago. Camus wonders have we reached peak sensitivity? Rude words warning…

20 May
2018
Inherit the Wind
For decades, Stanley Kramer was old Hollywood’s conscience. His films railed against injustice and prejudice. McCarthyism was his target in directing Inherit the Wind, out now on Eureka Classics Blu-ray/DVD. Camus tries to resist the easy pot shot…

17 May
2018
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol 2 – The Crime and Action Movies
Slarek gets firmly back into the reviewing saddle with a woefully late celebration of Arrow Video's second dual format box set of early films from one of Japan's most celebrated maverick directors, and knows for sure now that he'll have to go back and get the first.

7 May
2018
Little Murders
Easily one of the year's best cinematic rescues, Indicator gives the gleefully dark comedy Little Murders its debut Blu-ray release and, as clydefro finds out, it's a keeper.

7 May
2018
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Roger Corman's first film for a major studio is a surprisingly and impressively accurate recounting of events leading up to one of the most notorious mass murders in American gangland history. Slarek revisits one of Corman's best, which looks lovely on Indicator's new Blu-ray.

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3 May
2018
Avengers: Infinity War
Marvel movie no.19 in 10 years. On the whole, it’s been fun with humour and action deftly distributed throughout each outing. Joss Whedon kick-started the whole Avengers initiative and the Russo brothers have brought everyone together for the third. Camus tries to keep track.

2 May
2018
Suddenly, Last Summer
The haunting and provocative Tennessee Williams adaptation Suddenly, Last Summer finds its beach with Indicator's Blu-ray release, reviewed here by clydefro.

29 Apr
2018
Marty
Burt Lancaster’s production company shot a low budget quickie based on a broadcast play for 50s television and without any ambition or intention, the resulting Marty became a huge hit with both Cannes and Oscar glory. Camus goes on a blind date...

23 Apr
2018
Cure
Kurosawa Kiyoshi's superb breakthrough film, the chillingly unsettling Cure, has taken two decades to reach the UK, but finally does so today in a fine dual format release from Masters of Cinema. Slarek revisits a personal favourite, which still has the power to get seriously under his skin.

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