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Thriller Midnight and martial arts comedy Odd Couple from Eureka in March
news | 2 December 2021
Eureka! Entertainment as has announced two new Blu-ray titles for release in March 2022 in the shape of tense South Korean thriller Midnight and martial arts action comedy Odd Couple, Sammo Hung and Lau Kar-Wing.
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Naked
Naked
blu-ray review | 25 November 2021
Made in 1993, Naked established Mike Leigh as one of British cinema’s finest filmmakers of his time. Having had a 4K restoration and limited cinema reissue, it comes to Blu-ray from the BFI. Review by Gary Couzens.
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1 Dec
2021
Stylish 80s slasher Stagefright on Blu-ray and digital on-demand in December
From one of the masters of Italian horror, The Sect and The Church director Michele Soavi's 80s slasher Stagefright is coming to UK Blu-ray and Digital with a new 4K restoration from Shameless later this month.

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30 Nov
2021
Early Tsukamoto and Obayashi's anti-war trilogy on Third Window Blu-ray
Two Blu-ray releases have been announced by Third Window Films, with a trilogy of anti-war films from Hausu director Obayashi Nobuhiko in December followed by Tsukamoto Shinya's early feature Hiruko the Goblin in January.

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29 Nov
2021
Jean-Pierre Melville's Les enfants terribles on Blu-ray in December
Scripted by none other than Jean Cocteau, adapted from his own haunting novel, and directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, the 1950 Les enfants terribles comes to UK Blu-ray from the BFI in December.

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26 Nov
2021
Flamethrowers, masked maniacs and a killer chimp from Arrow in February
Arrow's February 2022 release will consist of Joseph Ellison’s bleak and disturbing Don’t Go In The House, rare 1980s slasher gem Deadly Games, a 5-film box set of works by French master Claude Chabrol, and a UHD release of Dario Argento classic Phenomena.

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26 Nov
2021
Saint Etienne: I’ve Been Trying To Tell You on Blu-ray in December
I’ve Been Trying To Tell You is is a road movie like no other, directed by the acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Alasdair McLellan to accompany Saint Etienne’s first sample-driven album since their 1993 classic So Tough, and it comes to BFI Blu-ray in December.

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25 Nov
2021
The Criterion Collection announces its February 2022 UK Blu-ray titles
The February UK Blu–ray titles from The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have been confirmed as Kirsten Johnson's moving docu-fantasia Dick Johnson is Dead, Douglas Sirk's operatic tragedy Written on the Wind, and Leo McCarey's tear-wringer Love Affair.

23 Nov
2021
Bleak Moments
Fifty years after it was made, Mike Leigh’s debut feature film, Bleak Moments, has a restoration and Blu-ray release from the BFI, and is reviewed by Gary Couzens.

22 Nov
2021
Cinematic Vengeance: 8 Kung Fu Classics by Joseph Kuo
In an inescapably lengthy and delayed review, Slarek punches, jumps and kicks his way through what may be his favourite box set of the year, Eureka's marvellous old-school martial arts Blu-ray collection, Cinematic Vengeance: 8 Kung Fu Classics by Joseph Kuo.

21 Nov
2021
Deep Cover
Occasional reviewer SilverBlueSnow returns with a look at the Criterion Blu-ray of Bill Duke's 1992 crime thriller Deep Cover, and pays tribute to leading man Laurence Fishburne's performance, vocal delivery and stylish dress sense.

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19 Nov
2021
The Indian Tomb & Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon from Eureka in February
Eureka has announced two double-disc Blu-ray releases for February 2022 in the shape of lavish adventure thriller Indian Tomb, written by Thea von Harbou and Fritz Lang, and and the buddy-cop action comedy Skinny Tiger and Fatty Dragon starring Sammo Hung, Karl Maka and Lau Kar-wing.

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16 Nov
2021
Little seen British gems and more Peter Cushing from Indicator in February
Indicator has announced its February Blu-ray releases, which are Anthony Friedmann’s Herman Melville adaptation Bartleby, Kevin Billington’s unsettling chiller Voices, Kostas Karagiorgis' offbeat horror The Devil's Men, and Chris Petit's film adaptation of P.D. James' An Unsuitable Job for a Woman.

15 Nov
2021
Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2
The BFI’s second of four Ingmar Bergman Blu-ray box sets, with eight films each, reaches the 1950s, the period where he made his first masterpieces and became a major figure in world cinema. Review by Gary Couzens.

10 Nov
2021
Celia
In an unforgivably late review, Slarek is transported back to the freedoms, adventures and conflicts of childhood by director Ann Turner's remarkable 1989 debut feature, Celia, which looks terrific on a splendidly featured and recently released Second Run Blu-ray.

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5 Nov
2021
The BFI announces its January-March Blu-ray, DVD & UHD titles
The BFI's first quarter 2022 disc releases have been announced, and include Blu-ray and UHD releases of John Hillicoat's The Proposition, a stand-alone release for Bergman's Wild Strawberries, a third volume of titles from the BBC's prestigious Play for Today series, and more.

3 Nov
2021
The Seventh Seal
The newly upgraded Slarek makes the BFI's first UHD release his first UHD review, and is delighted by how good the iconic imagery of Ingmar Berman's masterful The Seventh Seal looks in 4K HDR. But with a review of the box set Blu-ray edition also incoming, he elects to focus on a little discussed aspect of one of his favourite films.

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2 Nov
2021
MacArthur
A little late (blame a certain sandy planet) Camus reviews MacArthur released on Blu-ray last week by Indicator. In the midst of war, General Douglas MacArthur was a towering figure at the height of his popularity, something presidents don’t appreciate. Camus goes back to darker times…

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28 Oct
2021
Dune
Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction series of novels have defied truly satisfying screen adaptations for being too dense to easily adapt. That is until director Denis Villeneuve rolled up his sleeves. Camus is in no small awe at his astonishing Dune

27 Oct
2021
Short Sharp Shocks Volume 2
A year on from the BFI’s first Short Sharp Shocks collection of short films often touching on horror and the macabre, along comes Volume 2, with ten more films from the 1940s to the 1980s, reviewed by Gary Couzens.

26 Oct
2021
Gray Lady Down
Charlton Heston plays the captain of a submarine that sinks after colliding with a cargo ship in David Greene's 1978 entertaining disaster movie-tinged action-drama, newly released on Blu-ray by Indicator. Slarek dons a wetsuit and reminds himself why a career in the Navy was never on the cards.

23 Oct
2021
Hellfighters
The biggest movie star of his day (and many other days) with a career spanning fifty years, stars in this action thriller as an oil firefighter. John Wayne has made his fair share of classics. Camus gets close to the heat reviewing Indicator’s new Blu-ray Hellfighters

21 Oct
2021
The Sabata Trilogy
Lee Van Cleef is skilled gunslinger Sabata, and so is Yul Brynner, and then it's Lee Van Cleef again in three immensely enjoyable Italian westerns from director Gianfranco Parolini. Slarek loses himself in The Sabata Trilogy, a fine Blu-ray box set from Eureka featuring one of the true icons of this distinctive subgenre.

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20 Oct
2021
BFI London Film Festival 2021 – Dispatch #7
Composed primarily from stunning archive images of the titanic clashes on the Eastern Front in World War Two, Sergie Loznita’s devastating documentary Babi Yar: Context honours the many thousands massacred outside Kiev in 1941. Jerry Whyte catches his breath and applauds the harrowing highlight of this year’s London Film Festival.

18 Oct
2021
One of Our Aircraft is Missing
Powell and Pressburger's first film as The Archers, One of Our Aircraft is Missing, gets a Blu-ray release from the BFI with several other wartime films as extras, and is reviewed by Gary Couzens.

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15 Oct
2021
BFI London Film Festival 2021 – Dispatch #6
Jerry Whyte ruminates over a bellicose blockbuster and couple of punchy documentaries (The Harder They Fall, The Taking, All These Sons) and listens to the ideas they exchange on a certain troubling questions about violence, cinema and society.

14 Oct
2021
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Hollywood director Don Siegel (who taught Clint Eastwood a thing or two) was more known as a filmmaker with no discernible personal voice. If he had only directed Invasion of the Body Snatchers, that would be enough for Camus to bow down. After re-checking the greenhouse, he reviews the BFI Blu-ray…

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13 Oct
2021
BFI London Film Festival 2021 – Dispatch #5
In his fifth dispatch from this year's London Film Festival, Slarek spends time with Hungarian WWII drama Natural Light, low-budget British drama with a twist All is Vanity, and Spanish character comedy, The Odd-Job Men.