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The Last House on the Left
More cult thriller and horror titles on Blu-ray in May from Arrow Video
news | 23 Feb 2018
Arrow has announced its May Blu-ray releases, and it's once again an enticing collection of cult horror and thriller titles, including a 2-disc Special Limited Edition of Wes Craven's notorious debut feature, The Last House on the Left.
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The Mystery of Picasso
The Mystery of Picasso
blu-ray review| 18 Feb 2018
The process through which the work of one of the twentieth century's most iconic artists is created is compellingly explored in Henri-Georges Clouzot's 1956 The Mystery of Picasso. A fascinated Slarek reviews the film on the recently released Arrow Academy Blu-ray.
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House
House
blu-ray review| 14 Feb 2018
One of the maddest and most inventive comic horror films you're ever likely to see, Ôbayashi Nobuhiko's mind-bending 1977 House has been given a welcome Blu-ray upgrade from Eureka's Masters of Cinema label. Slarek has his brain fried again, but this time in crisp 1080p.
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23 Feb 2018
The Old Dark House in cinemas in April and on dual format in May
James Whale’s atmospheric and entertaining black comedy-tinged horror starring Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas and Charles Laughton returns to selected UK cinemas in April, followed by a dual format release from Masters of Cinema in May.

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22 Feb 2018
Metropolitan and Midnight Cowboy on Criterion Blu-ray in May
Whit Stillman's witty, Oscar-nominated breakthrough film, Metropolitan, and John Schlesinger's 1969 masterpiece Midnight Cowboy come to UK Blu-ray in May from Criterion and Sony Pictures.

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21 Feb 2018
The Killing of a Sacred Deer on Blu-ray and DVD in March
Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman play a professional couple whose idylliic suburban life is undermined by a fatherless teen in the latest from director Yorgos Lanthimos, on UK Blu-ray and DVD in March from Curzon Artificial Eye.

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20 Feb 2018
Mary and the Witch's Flower in UK & Irish cinemas in May
The first feature film produced by Studio Ponoc, founded by Studio Ghibli veterans Hiromasa Yonebayashi and Yoshiaki Nishimura, comes to UK and Irish cinemas in its English language form from Altitude Film Distribution.

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20 Feb 2018
Queerama: A Century of Gay Rights and Desires on Film on DVD in March
Crafted from the BFI Archive and waving in the lyrics and music of John Grant, Goldfrapp, and Hercules and Love Affair, director Daisy Asquith's journey through 100 years of the gay experience and comes to UK DVD in march from the BFI.

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12 Feb 2018
Kon Ichikawa's An Actor's Revenge on dual format in March
Kazuo Hasegawa stars in the dual role in Kon Ichikawa's strange, sumptuous and visually stunning 1963 drama, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in a dual format edition to be released in March by the BFI.

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12 Feb 2018
Arrow Films to release A Gentle Creature in UK cinemas in April
The Palme d’Or nominated A Gentle Creature, the latest narrative feature from acclaimed Russian director Sergei Loznitsa, will be released in UK cinemas in April by Arrow Films.

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9 Feb 2018
Irma Vep, Black Venus & Smash Palace from Arrow Academy in May
Arrow today announced its Arrow Academy Blu-ray titles for May, which includes Oliver Assayas' playful swipe at the French Film Industry, Abdellatif Kechiche’s biopic Black Venus and Roger Donaldson's follow-up to Sleeping Dogs.

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9 Feb 2018
Early Hou Hsiao-hsien: Three Films 1980-1983 on Blu-ray in April
A two-disc Blu-ray set featuring three early films from respected auteur Hou Hsiao-hsien – Cute Girl, The Green, Green Grass of Home and The Boys from Fengkuei – will be released in the UK in April by Eureka.

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8 Feb 2018
The BFI announces its Blu-ray and DVD line-up for April-June
The BFI's April-June Blu-ray and DVD slate includes Ingmar Berman's rarely seen The Touch, Derek Jarman's Jubilee, the Ealing produced They Came to a City, and handsome Blu-ray & DVD box sets of features from Woodfall Films.

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7 Feb 2018
Malick, Altman & Van Sant on Warner Premium Collection in March/April
Warner is launching The Premium Collection, which kicks off with dual format releases of 3 cult favourites: Terrence Malick's Badlands, Gus Van Sant's My Own Private Idaho and Robert Altman's McCabe & Mrs. Miller.

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7 Feb 2018
Four terrific new UK Blu-ray premieres from Indicator in April
The fine people at Indicator have announced their April Blu-ray releases, and as ever it's wonderful news, with cult classic titles from directors Joseph L Mankiewicz, Alan Arkin, Paul Newman and Roger Corman.

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7 Feb 2018
Previously lost episode of The Avengers coming to DVD in April
One of the tragedies of one of our very favourite TV shows is that so many episodes of series 1 have been lost. Now a missing episode has been rediscovered and will be released on DVD with extras in Aprilk by Studiocanal.

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6 Feb 2018
Jarman Volume One: 1972-1986 Limited Edition Blu-ray set in March
The first of two deluxe Limited Edition Blu-ray box sets, featuring six of iconic filmmaker Derek Jarman's early features and a luxurious collection of special features, will be released in the UK in March by the BFI.

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2 Feb 2018
Delbert Mann's Academy Award-winning Marty on dual format in April
Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair star in Delbert Mann's 1955 Academy Award and Palme D'Or winning classic Marty, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in a dual format edition in April from Eureka Classics.

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23 Jan
2018
The Shape of Water
Acclaimed director Guillermo del Toro, a fantastical aquatic creature, a wildly hissable villain, Camus’ favourite working actress and almost universal global acclaim... What, as they say, can go wrong? Camus dives in to The Shape of Water

4 Feb
2018
Strangled
A true-life Hungarian serial killer case from late 50s and early 60s is the basis for writer-director Árpád Sopsits's compelling psychological thriller. Slarek is gripped, and impressed by the transfer on the Blu-ray in the new dual format release from Eureka's Montage Pictures.

4 Feb
2018
The Border
Jack Nicholson give one of his finest and mosty retrained performances as an El Paso Border Patrol guard who fixates on the fate of a young Mexican woman in Tony Richardson's timely drama. Slarek is still unsure about the film, but has nothing but praise for Indicator's Blu-ray.

28 Jan
2018
The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
Robert Stephens is a dryly amused Holmes and Colin Blakely a violatile Watson in Billy Wilder's wonderful and witty take on Conan Doyle's celebrated consulting detective. Lifelong Holmes devotee Slarek revisits a favourite film, making its UK Blu-ray debut from Masters of Cinema.

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23 Jan
2018
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
Knowing practically nothing about this oddly titled film, Camus came out the other side overjoyed by a profane but riveting drama about justice, loss and doing the right thing. He regards it as one of the finest acted films he’s seen in recent years…

21 Jan
2018
Blue Collar
Having established himself as one of the key screenwriters of the 1970s, Paul Schrader moved into the director's chair with an exceptional political drama that pits three auto workers against their own corrupt union. Slarek celebrates the film and Indicator's Blu-ray release.

15 Jan
2018
Charley Varrick
Director Don Siegel’s oeuvre is dotted with well-crafted movies that simply and effectively push certain buttons like few others. Charley Varrick is a great example of the very best of Siegel. Camus savours Indicator’s new Blu-ray.

15 Jan
2018
Kills on Wheels
Two disabled friends hook up with a wheelchair-bound ex-con who has found work as a hitman for Serbian gangsters in Attila Till's neat Hungarian comedy-drama, which was released today on dual format by Montage Pictures. Slarek reviews the film and the Blu-ray.

12 Jan
2018
New World
Released tomorrow by Eureka as part of its bare bones Montage Pictures range, Park Hoon-jung's Infernal Affairs and Godfather-influenced Korean gangland drama makes for riveting viewing. Slarek salutes the film and the excellent HD transfer.

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12 Jan
2018
Superheroes and the Marvel DC battle for supremacy
Lord Summerisle looks back at the efforts of the Marvel and the DC Universe to dominate the TV and film adaptations of successful comic book franchises in 2017, highlighting some favourites and why he feels that some of them fell flat.

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12 Jan
2018
Rhapsody in Blu: Slarek's pick of the discs for 2017
Following on from his selection of favourite film and TV, Slarek picks 20 Blu-ray titles from a slew of great releases from the likes of Arrow, Indicator, Eureka, Second Run and the BFI that he particularly enjoyed in 2017.

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4 Jan
2018
Film as an emotional lifeboat: Slarek's film and TV picks for 2017
As is traditional at this time, Slarek looks back the year that has just closed, has his usual political rant, explains why he missed so many key movies, and picks twenty of the film and TV titles that he enjoyed the most in 2017.

20 Dec
2017
The Cremator
The first Blu-ray upgrade of a previously released title from Second Run is Juraj Herz's extraordinary The Cremator. Slarek updates his original review and saultes the upgrades made to the picture and some excellent special features.

Film Review

17 Dec
2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Glimpsed at the tail end of The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker now comes into his own. The Last Jedi is great fun with some lovely surprises, humour that works and a few genuine moments of “Nice…” Camus would love to say that he enjoyed every minute…

12 Dec
2017
The Pumpkin Eater
Director Jack Clayton, while not hugely celebrated, carved out a quiet but impressive career. There are a few gems in his ten director credits and The Pumpkin Eater is certainly one of them. Camus is seduced by its leading lady in Indicator’s new Blu-ray.

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