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That'll Be the Day
That'll Be the Day & Stardust on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in October
news | 21 September 2019
The birth and rise of a British 60s pop group is chronicled in two often-overlooked films from the 1970s from directors Claude Whatham and Michael Apted and starring David Essex, coming to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in October from Studiocanal.
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Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935
Marlene Dietrich & Josef von Sternberg at Paramount, 1930-1935
blu-ray review | 11 September 2019
In a late and detailed review, Slarek finally becomes acquainted with the Hollywood collaborations between Josef von Sternberg and Marlene Dietrich, and falls in love with six of the best films he's seen all year in a gloriously presented and featured Blu-ray box set from Indicator.
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21 Sep 2019
Model Shop & The Limits of Control from Arrow Academy in December
Two Blu-ray titles have been announced for December release by Arrow on the Arrow Academy label in Model Shop, the first film to be shot in America by Jacques Demy, and Jim Jarmusch's Spain-set thriller, The Limits of Control.

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18 Sep 2019
The Soska Sisters' reworking of Rabid on Blu-ray & DVD in October
More a new approach to the material than a straight remake, Jen and Sylvia Soska's update of David Cronenberg's early horror classic Rabid is arriving on UK Blu-ray and DVD in October from 101 Films.

News story
17 Sep 2019
Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom on 2-disc Blu-ray in September
Based on a novel by the Marquis de Sade, Pier Paolo Pasolini's final and most controversial masterpiece is to be released as a 2-disc Blu-ray edition with a new high definition master with the Italian and English language versions of the film from the BFI later this month.

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.

News story
5 Sep 2019
Three movie classics and a TV favourite from Eureka in November
In the second big announcement of the day, Eureka has confirmed its November Blu-ray & DVD releases: Paul Wegener's Der Golem, Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dynamite, John Huston's The African Queen and series 7 and 8 of Grange Hill.

News story
5 Sep 2019
Joseph Losey and more classic Hammer from Indicator in November
The November Blu-ray releases from Indicator have been announced, and we have a welcome 4-film box set, Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear and the world Blu-ray premiere of Joseph Losey's 1968 drama, Secret Ceremony.

News story
2 Sep 2019
At Last The 1948 Show & Do Not Adjust Your Set on DVD in September
Two pioneering British comedy shows that paved the way for Monty Python have been painstakingly restored and reconstructed and are to be released in two 3-DVD box sets with multiple special features by the BFI in September.

News story
30 Aug 2019
Tony Hancock double on Blu-ray, DVD & Amazon Video in September
Tony Hancock's The Rebel and The Punch & Judy Man are coming to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Amazon Video in September from Network Distributing following a special screening of The Rebel at London's Prince Charles Cinema.

News story
30 Aug 2019
Hitchhikers, fear & loathing and Officer Murphy on Blu-ray in November
Arrow's November Blu-ray release slate is an absolute belter for cult movie fans, with Irvin Berwick's Hitch Hike to Hell and feature-packed 2-disc Limited Editions of Terry Gilliam's Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas and Paul Verhoeven's Robocop.

News story
28 Aug 2019
Slow-burn psychological thriller The Invitation on Blu-ray in November
A man is invited to a dinner party thrown by his ex-wife and her new partner, but something's off in Karyn Kusama's rivetting slow-burn thriller. One of our favourite films from 2016 gets a long-awaited Blu-ray release in November from Second Sight.

25 Aug 2019
The Missionary
Ex-Python Michael Palin wrote and starred in a little overlooked gem in 1982. Stuffed with the best of British thespians, The Missionary tells the story of a well-meaning man of the cloth who’s into saving souls in a very unusual way. Camus adopts the position…

Film review
25 Aug 2019
An Accidental Studio
In 1978, Lord Delfont of the British film company giant EMI read a film script and sputtered in fury at what he thought was its blasphemous content. What could be done to resurrect one of the funniest films of all time? Enter a Beatle. Camus reviews An Accidental Studio

News story
22 Aug 2019
Preston Sturges, Wes Anderson and Godzilla from Criterion in November
The November UK Blu-ray releases from The Criterion Collection have been announced, and we have Preston Sturges' The Palm Beach Story, Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom and a 15-film collection, Godzilla – The Showa Era Films, 1954-1975.

21 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Bloody New Year
In his final review from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort enjoys some elements of a film that ultimately falls some way short of its potential, and rounds off his coverage of what is definitely one of the multi-disc Blu-ray releases of the year.

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20 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Inseminoid
In his fourth review of films in Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort revisits a film he was never a fan of and still finds things to gripe about, but also some unexpected positives, notably in the subtext and Judy Geeson's performance.

Film review
18 Aug 2019
Blinded by the Light
If left-leaning, working class hero Bruce Springsteen really was ‘The Boss’ then the US might stand a chance of redeeming itself. Blinded by the Light is the story of how one man’s universal art can soar over cultural hurdles. Camus takes that long walk…

16 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Terror
In the third of his reviews from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort is plunged headlong into a lively, sometimes logic-free but well cast, enjoyable and visually attractive explosion of horror borrowings with an authentically giallo feel.

14 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Prey
In his second review from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort gets to grips with a film that doesn't unfold as expected and proves to be a multi-layered and disarmingly involving relationship drama in sf-horror clothing.

12 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Satan's Slave
In the first of his reviews from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort is surprised by just how good Warren's first venture into the horror genre is, and there's much to explore and enjoy on this first disc in the collection.

12 Aug 2019
The Incident
Disparate passengers are terrorised by two dangerous hoodlums in the car of a New York City subway train at night in Larry Peerce's taut and terrifying 1967 blend biting social drama and nail-biting thriller. Slarek jumps on board with Eureka's Blu-ray and wonders fearfully what he would do if this was for real.

Blog
10 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror and the recent scarcity of new reviews
Reviews have been a bit thin on the ground of late. In our latest blog, Slarek briefly outlines why and explains why our upcoming review for Indicator's new Norman J. Warren box is going to be posted a little differently to the site norm.

1 Aug 2019
The Legacy
An American couple who unexpectedly become guests in an English country house where odd things are afoot in the first feature from Jagged Edge director Richard Marquand. Gort finds things to enjoy in a film that sometimes falls victim to its borrowings and the familiarity of some of its story components.

Film review
24 Jul 2019
Dumbo
Let’s say you have a successful back catalogue and an odd but business driven aversion to total originality. So you throw technology at the old stories. The Jungle Book worked. Easy executive decision, right? Camus "be done seen 'bout everything…" But does Dumbo fly?

21 Jul 2019
Coming Home
The destructive impact of the Vietnam War on those who fought in it is movingly explored in one of director Hal Ashby's most critically and commercially successful films. Slarek revisits a gripping, brilliantly performed work from a golden era for socially conscious American cinema on a fine Blu-ray from Eureka.

9 Jul 2019
FM
A successful Los Angeles radio station comes into conflict with its corporate owners over advertising plans in cinematographer John A. Alonzo's light-hearted, music-driven drama. Slarek likes how it all begins but is less enthralled by where it subsequently takes him. Great soundtrack, though!