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A Woman Kills
A Woman Kills and Miami Blues on Blu-ray from Radiance in February
news | 23 November 2022
New independant UK label Radiance has announced two Blu-ray releases for February 2023 in the shape of Jean-Denis Bonan's new wave-influenced serial killer tale A Woman Kills, and George Armitage's comedy crime drama Miami Blues.
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She Said
She Said
film review | 22 November 2022
A journalistic investigation on a genre and structural par with All The President's Men, She Said follows the ignition of the downfall of producer Harvey Weinstein as two determined New York Times reporters gather together the threads of his undeniably, unspeakable crimes. She spoke. Camus goes on the record.
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3 Dec
2022
Sean Baker's Tangerine on Limited Edition Blu-ray in December
The latest handsome Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Second Sight has been confirmed as Sean Baker's acclaimed, multi-award-winning, iPhone shot feature Tangerine, which will hit UK stores later this month.

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25 Nov
2022
A Giallo box set, 4K Audiard & Bertolucci and more from Arrow in February
Arrow has announced its February Blu-ray and 4K releases, which include online chiller .com for Murder, a three-film Giallo Blu-ray box set, and UHD and Blu-ray releases of The Last Emperor and The Brothers Sisters.

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23 Nov
2022
Vivre Sa Vie and Imitation of Life on Criterion Blu-ray in February
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have confirmed two titles for UK release in February, Jean-Luc Godard's seminal Vivre Sa Vie and John M. Stahl's 30s Hollywood classic Imitation of Life.

22 Nov
2022
Universal Noir #1
Criminally delayed by the still-ongoing horrors of postherpetic neuralgia, Slarek takes a deep dive into Universal Noir #1, a first volume of film noir titles from Universal Studios, recently released on a typically delicious 6-disc Blu-ray set by Indicator.

16 Nov
2022
Spotswood
Starring Anthony Hopkins, Spotswood (aka The Efficiency Expert) is a low-key comedy-drama released by Umbrella Entertainment on its Sunburnt Screens line. Review by Gary Couzens.

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15 Nov
2022
Gary Oldman's Nil by Mouth on 2-disc Blu-ray and digital in December
The widely acclaimed and autobiographical directorial debut of Gary Oldman, starring Ray Winstone and a Cannes-award winning Kathy Burke, is coming to UK Blu-ray as a richly featured 2-disc Blu-ray and on iTunes and Amazon Prime.

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15 Nov
2022
Connecting the unfortunate dots of chance
In a slightly overdue blog, a wincing Slarek looks back on a week of spectacular back luck and injury, notes how it has affected site productivity, and applies a bit of chaos theory to explore how the arrival of the UHD format ultimately led to him clutching his face in pain.

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14 Nov
2022
Living
Director Oliver Hermanus set himself the giant task of remaking an Akira Kurosawa classic, Ikiru. That he succeeded in transplanting the story from Tokyo to London is surprising enough but despite the similarities, Living is its own film with a towering central performance. Camus salutes the inimitable Bill Nighy…

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11 Nov
2022
Ghost Stories for Christmas Volume 1 on Blu-ray in December
The BFI has confirmed the details of its first volume of Ghost Stories for Christmas, a Limited Edition set featuring four of the BBC's beloved Christmas supernatural tales – all making their Blu-ray debut with new restorations and commentaries.

5 Nov
2022
Dragon's Return
The citizens of a mountain village are panicked by the unexpected return of a man they all clearly have a troubled history with in Eduard Grečner’s haunting and beautifully executed 1968 drama, Dragon's Return [Drak sa vracia]. A shingles-battered Slarek welcomes the opportunity to revisit the film on Second Run’s recently released Blu-ray.

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4 Nov
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #6
Winner of this year’s LFF Best First Feature award, Manuela Martelli’s 1976 takes a sideways glance at Chile’s brutal Pinochet dictatorship. When grouped with Santiago Mitre’s Argentina 1985 and Patricio Guzmán’s My Imaginary Country, it offers fascinating insight into the trajectory of Latin American fascism. As Jair Bolsonaro clears his desk in Brazil, Jerry Whyte sifts the sands of history.

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3 Nov
2022
Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob on Blu-ray in January
Made between the screwball thriller Something Wild and The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme's blackly comic crime drama Married to the Mob is coming to UK Blu-ray in January from Fun City Editions and Radiance Films.

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3 Nov
2022
Miki Satoshi's quirky comedy Adrift in Tokyo on Blu-ray in December
A young law student is offered the chance to clear a debt by accompanying a debt collector on a long walk across Tokyo in a wonderfully offbeat comedy from director Miki Satoshi, which is coming to Blu-ray in December from Third Window Films.

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3 Nov
2022
The War of the Worlds & When Worlds Collide on 4K UHD/Blu-ray in November
Two beloved classics of 1950s science fiction have been brought together by Paramount Home Entertainment in a Limited Collector's Edition featuring The War of the Worlds on UHD and When Worlds Collide on Blu-ray.

2 Nov
2022
Ingmar Bergman Volume 3
The third of the BFI’s four Blu-ray box sets, Ingmar Bergman Volume 3, takes us to Ingmar Bergman’s major works of the 1960s (and a couple of distinctly minor items). Review by Gary Couzens.

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1 Nov
2022
The Banshees of Inisherin
The In Bruges dream team is reunited (sadly except for one key creative) for the strangely affecting and stunningly acted black comedy/drama, The Banshees of Inisherin. Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson shine in a study of a disintegrating relationship. Camus is transfixed…

28 Oct
2022
The Most Dangerous Game
When a big game hunter is shipwrecked and swims to a nearby island, he is welcomed into the home of former Cossack, Count Zaroff, unaware that the man is harbouring a sinister secret. Slarek revisits the first film adaptation of Richard Connell's hugely influential short story of the same name and re-experiences the nefarious thrill of the hunt.

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27 Oct
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #5
Winner of the Best Documentary award at this year’s London Film Festival, All That Breathes is a softly spoken but insistent exposition on climate collapse, an oblique portrait of a city, and a moving meditation on love and loyalty. Jerry Whyte considers its ethereal charms and talks with its eloquent director, Shaunak Sen.

18 Oct
2022
Karloff in Maniacal Mayhem
For its third Blu-ray collection this year of films starring one of horror's most celebrated stars, Eureka has brought together three entertaining and well-made cross-genre movies into the 2-disc collection, Karloff in Maniacal Mayhem. Genre fan Slarek has great fun with The Invisible Ray, Black Friday and The Strange Door.

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17 Oct
2022
Halloween Ends
With very little interest in its myriad of sequels and reboots, original Halloween fan Camus was curious how a filmmaker might conceivably put an end to all the jump scares and knife play and make it dramatically satisfying. On a lazy Sunday afternoon at the film's opening weekend, he found out.

14 Oct
2022
The Great Dictator
Occasional reviewer SilverBlueSnow was a lateccomer to the cinema of Charlie Chaplin, whose ouvre he has gradually been working his way though, which has led him to the Criterion UK Blu-ray release of his celebrated 1940 The Great Dictator.

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12 Oct
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #4
Setting aside banks, cheese, chocolate and cuckoo clocks, Jerry Whyte ruminates on Swiss endings and beginnings while examining the manufacture of time and the inner workings of Cyril Schäublin’s Unrest.

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11 Oct
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #3
In his third dispatch from this year’s London Film Festival, Slarek is intrigued and a initially a little bamboozled by Tunisian allegorical police procedural, Ashkal, and winces his way through fascinating, blackly comic but deeply discomforting Norwegian drama, Sick of Myself.

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7 Oct
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #2
In his second dispatch from this year’s BFI London Film Festival, Slarek is enthralled by the slow-burn and serpentine South Korean mystery-thriller, The Woman in the White Car, a seriously impressive debut feature from screenwriter Seo Ja-yeun and director Christine Ko.

6 Oct
2022
Angela Mao: Hapkido & Lady Whirlwind
Two classic films starring the queen of first generation martial arts cinema have been restored and released together on Blu-ray by Eureka as Angela Mao: Hapkido & Lady Whirlwind. Genre fan Slarek revisits a personal favourite and finally gets to see its immediate predecessor, then soaks in a pool of excellent special features.

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3 Oct
2022
Blonde
Blonde, Andrew Dominik’s film of the Joyce Carol Oates novel of the life of Marilyn Monroe, reaches Netflix, and a divided reception to say the least, and has been reviewed here by Gary Couzens.

30 Sep
2022
Burning an Illusion
Burning an Illusion was the second British film from a black director to be released in the UK, the only dramatic feature from its writer/director, the late Menelik Shabazz. A key film in the history of black British cinema, it's released on Blu-ray by the BFI and is reviewed by Gary Couzens.

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29 Sep
2022
London Film Festival dispatch #1
Slarek's first dispatch from this year's London Film Festival examines two documentaries, a genre that is well represented this year. The films – Ahsen Nadeem's Crows Are White and Kristian R. Hill's God Said Dive 'Em Drum Machines – differ in content, style and subject matter, but both really deliver in their own way.