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Paranormal Activity
The original Paranormal Activity on Limited Edition Blu-ray in August
news | 23 Jul 2021
The low-budget movie that was reelasedwithout fanfare and became a franchise-launching horror phenomenon, director Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity is coming to a multi-featured, Limited Edition Blu-ray in August from Second Sight Films.
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Babymother
Babymother
blu-ray review | 25 Jul 2021
Babymother, first released in 1998, was Britain’s first all-black musical, now reissued on Blu-ray by the BFI. Gary Couzens heads out to the streets of London NW10.
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21 Jul
2021
Adoption
Katalin Berek plays a 43-year-old widow who wants to have a child and who befriends a teenage girl running away from a troubled family background in Márta Mészáros's widely praised 1975 Hungarian drama. Slarek is unexpectedly captivated by the film on Second Run's newly released Blu-ray.

20 Jul
2021
The Big Fix
Richard Dreyfuss came off Jaws and Close Encounters a bona fide star. He went on to headline and co-produce The Big Fix, an appealing oddity about an idiosyncratic private eye taking on a very messy case. Camus reacquaints himself with this outsider of a movie...

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18 Jul
2021
Rod Steiger in Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker on BFI Blu-ray in August
Featuring an Oscar-nominated and a BAFTA award winning performance from Rod Steiger and directed by the great Sidney Lumet, the 1965 drama, The Pawnbroker, is to be released as a Dual Format edition in the UK in August by the BFI.

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15 Jul
2021
A quartet of Hollywood blockbusters on Indicator Blu-ray in October
Four Hollywood blockbusters from years past focussing on courage and heroism in the face of war and disaster are coming from Indicator in October, with John Wayne in Hellfighters, wartime actioner Midway, military biopic MacArthur, and submarine thriller Gray Lady Down.

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14 Jul
2021
An Unflinching Eye: The Films of Richard Woolley on 4-disc DVD in July
Four radical and uncompromising films made by filmmaker Richard Woolley in the 1970s and 80s – Illusive Crime, Telling Tales, Brothers and Sisters and Girl from the South – have been brought together in a 4-disc DVD box set for release later this month by the BFI.

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14 Jul
2021
Lucio Fulci's The Psychic on Blu-ray and Digital from Shameless in August
A highly regarded late 70s horror-thriller from Italian prolific genre specialist Lucio Fulci, The Psychic stars Jennifer O'Neill in the title role and is coming to UK On-Demand and multi-featured Blu-ray in August from our old favourites Shameless.

13 Jul
2021
Eye of the Cat
A dastardly plan in which a carefree playboy teams up with an avaricious salon worker to fleece his sickly aunt of her fortune runs into a few feline problems in the underrated 1969 horror-thriller, Eye of the Cat. Slarek enjoys a pleasant surprise of a film on Indicator's recently released Blu-ray.

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12 Jul
2021
Kelly Reichardt’s acclaimed First Cow on Blu-ray & DVD in August
One of the highlights of last year's London Film Festival, First Cow, the latest film from Meek's Cutoff and Wendy and Lucy director Kelly Reichardt, is coming to UK Blu-ray and DVD in August from streaming platform MUBI.

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9 Jul
2021
Shawscope Volume One 12-film Blu-ray collection from Arrow in December
Arrow has announced a mouth-watering collection of 12 films by Hong Kong cinema's legendary Shaw brothers, pioneers of revolutionary Hong Kong action films of the 1970s, all remastered on Blu-ray with a host of still to be announced special features.

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8 Jul
2021
The Nevers
There are few artists whose work Camus is driven to read/hear/watch as soon as possible. One of those select few created The Nevers for HBO. On the way to a review of the series, Camus muses on whether it’s now even possible to publicly atone for past misbehaviour…

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8 Jul
2021
Powell, Pressburger and British Transport Films on BFI Blu-ray in September
The BFI has announced two new Blu-ray titles for release in September – Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's suspenseful tale of wartime valour and heroism, One of Our Aircraft is Missing, and the 21- film collection, The Best of British Transport Films, Vol. 2.

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6 Jul
2021
Kurosawa's historical epic Ran on 4K UHD from StudioCanal in July
The last of Kurosawa Akira's large-scale historical dramas, the brilliant 1985 Ran – which relocates Shakespeare's King Lear to 16-Century Japan to breathtaking effect – is coming to UHD in a 4K restoration later this month from StudioCanal.

5 Jul
2021
Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadows
Four more lesser-discussed film from Britain's Hammer Studios have been brought together by Indicator in Hammer Volume Six: Night Shadows, another superb box set – one of the best yet – that provided Slarek with two glorious weeks of viewing and reviewing.

4 Jul
2021
The Ascent
In his long-awaited second review for Outsider, SilverBlueSnow explores The Ascent, director Larisa Shepitko's riveting study of two pro-Soviet partisans charged with a special mission to gather food in the winter cold in WW2, released earlier this year as one of the Criterion Collection's UK Blu-ray releases.

3 Jul
2021
West 11
Alfred Lynch plays Joe Beckett, a directionless and emotionally hollow young man who falls in with a middle-aged ex-military crook in West 11, a 1963 British social realist work from Michael Winner. Slarek is seduced by the characters and atmosphere of an intriguing film on StudioCanal's new Blu-ray release.

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3 Jul
2021
Another Round [Druk]
With Thomas Vinterberg's masterful Another Round [Druk] finally making its way into UK cinemas, it seemed like the perfect time to repost Jerry Whyte's spot-on review of the film from last year's London Film Festival.

24 Jun
2021
Salaam Bombay!
Mira Nair’s groundbreaking first feature Salaam Bombay!, set and shot on the streets of the city, is released on Blu-ray by the BFI and is reviewed by Gary Couzens.

21 Jun
2021
Friendship's Death
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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