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A Matter of Life and Death
A Matter of Life and Death & sex, lies and videotape on Blu-ray in July
news | 24 Apr 2018
New 4K restorations of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's WW2 masterpiece A Matter of Life and Death and Steven Soderbergh's provocative debut sex, lies and videotape come to UK Blu-ray from Criterion and Sony in July.
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Cure
Cure
blu-ray review | 23 April 2018
Kurosawa Kiyoshi's superb breakthrough film, the chillingly unsettling Cure, has taken two decades to reach the UK, but finally does so today in a fine dual format release from Masters of Cinema. Slarek revisits a personal favourite, which still has the power to get seriously under his skin.
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A Quiet Place
A Quiet Place
film review | 19 April 2018
The scary movie of the moment was directed by a man more famous for his TV role in the US version of The Office, John Krasinski. No pigeon-holing at Outsider! He and his wife Emily Blunt give the family dynamics some authentic heft in A Quiet Place. Camus shuts up…
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24 Apr 2018
Remaking Fear: Evolution of the Body Snatchers on Vimeo now
Dutch filmmaker Peet Gelderblom, he of the remarkable rebuild of the director's cut of Raising Cain, has made a documentary on the various film versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and it's available now on Vimeo.

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20 Apr 2018
4K restoration of King of Hearts in cinemas in June, dual format in July
A 50th Anniversary 4K restoration of Philippe de Broca’s anti-war cult classic that defined a generation will be released in UK cinemas in June by Eureka Entertainment, and on dual format in July as part of the Masters of Cinema series.

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17 Apr 2018
Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s No Way Out on dual format in June
Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s intense drama about racial tensions starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier makes its world Blu-ray debut and its first appearance on UK home video in a dual format edition from Masters of Cinema in June.

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13 Apr 2018
Hong Sangsoo and Hirokazu Kore-eda from Arrow Academy in July
A two-film Blu-ray set by renowned South Korean filmmaker Hong Sangsoo and Blu-ray and DVD editions of the latest feature from acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda will be released in the UK in July from Arrow Academy.

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12 Apr 2018
A feast of Samuel Fuller and more on Blu-ray from Indictor in June
A box set of 7 films directed and/or written by the great Sam Fuller, plus cult conspiracy thriller favourite The China Syndrome and Albert Brooks' caustic comedy Modern Romance, come to Blu-ray in June from Indicator.

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9 Apr 2018
Ingmar Bergman's The Touch on dual format in April
Ingmar Bergman’s first film made with an established Hollywood star, starring Elliot Gould, Bibi Andersson and Max von Sydow, will be released on Blu-ray & DVD for the first time in a dual format edition from the BFI in April.

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9 Apr 2018
Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones on dual format in June
Stanley Kramer’s socially-aware crime drama, starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier, which was nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, comes to UK Dual Format in June from Eureka Entertainment.

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7 Apr 2018
Ingmar Bergman's The Magic Flute on Blu-ray/DVD dual format in April
Ingmar Bergman's screen adaptation of Mozart's immortal opera, a masterful film adaptation of one of the composer's best-loved works, makes its UK Blu-ray and DVD debut later this month in a dual format release from the BFI.

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7 Apr 2018
Abel Ferrara's allegorical vampire tale The Addiction on Blu-ray in June
Shot in gritty black-and-white on the streets of New York and starring an excellent Lili Taylor, Abel Ferrara's compelling socio-political take on vampire mythology lands a welcome Blu-ray release in June from Arrow Video.

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28 Mar 2018
Ealing Studios rarity They Came to a City on dual format in April
A rarely seen classic of British cinema, directed by Basil Dearden and starring John Clements, Googie Withers and Raymond Huntley, lands a fully featured UK dual format release in April from the BFI.

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23 Mar 2018
Zombie drama The Cured in cinemas and on DVD & Digital in May
Sam Keeley and Ellen Page star in the debut feature from writer-director David Freyne, and intriguing new take on the zombie sub-genre that comes to UK cinemas in May, followed quickly by a DVD and digital release from Arrow Films.

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23 Mar 2018
Yuen Woo-ping’s Iron Monkey on Blu-ray from Eureka Classics in June
Donnie Yen, Rongguang Yu and the talented young Tsang Sze-Man star in Yuen Woo-ping's 1993 martial arts favourite Iron Monkey, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut with a new 2K restoration in June from Eureka Classics.

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22 Mar 2018
Mishima and The Life Aquatic on UK Blu-ray from Criterion in June
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced two terrific UK Blu-rays for June – Paul Schrader's Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters and Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

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20 Mar 2018
Phantom Thread on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download in June
Daniel Day Lewis gives what may be his last ever film performance in the multi Oscar-nominated latest from There Will Be Blood's Paul Thomas Anderson, which comes to UK UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in June from Universal.

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16 Mar 2018
Psychological drama Allure comes to UK cinemas in May
Westworld’s Evan Rachel Wood, Julia Sarah Stone and Denis O’Hare star in a psychological drama from renowned artists Carlos and Jason Sanchez, which comes to UK cinemas in May from Eureka Entertainment.

10 Apr
2018
Otley
The charming Otley pairs Tom Courtenay with Romy Schneider in a playful take on international espionage. It's a must for fans of Courtenay, which makes clydefro one happy camper. He reviews the film and the recent Indicator Blu-ray.

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5 Apr
2018
Isle of Dogs
A Jacques Cousteau adventure, an ornate European hotel tale, two children in love and an animated fox… It doesn’t seem to matter how diverse this director’s works are, they are all unmistakably Wes Anderson films. Camus visits the Isle of Dogs

2 Apr
2018
The Passenger
If some cinema is an acquired taste, then welcome to Michelangelo Antonioni, an Italian master with a few English-speaking classics under his belt. Camus takes on the third of his English-speaking, MGM trilogy, The Passenger on Indicator’s new Blu-ray.

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30 Mar
2018
Ready Player One
After the unusual experience of a certified flop with The BFG, Steven Spielberg roars back into cinemas in some style with Ready Player One, a novel adaptation firmly – if virtually – planted in Spielberg’s most iconic decades. Camus straps in…

29 Mar
2018
Town on Trial
John Mills plays a bullish Scotland Yard detective who travels to a rural English town to help solve a murder in John Guillermin's unevenly structured but intriguing drama. In his first review for some time, Gort has mixed feelings about the film, but loves Indicator's wonderfully featured Blu-ray.

21 Mar
2018
Gumshoe
Albert Finney heads a delightful cast in Stephen Frears' gloriously witty if slightly problematic feature debut. Slarek delights in the film's many virtues on Indicator's typically fine Blu-ray, and ruminates on the barrier to total engagement created by the lead character's flip racism.

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14 Mar
2018
Annihilation
Alex Garland first came to my attention with his novel The Beach but it was only after his official directorial debut with the sublime Ex Machina, did I sit up. Camus crosses through the shimmer and reviews Netflix’s recent acquisition, Annihilation

12 Mar
2018
Re: Born
If you're looking for a sharply filmed and tightly choreographed demonstration of zero-range combat techniques, then you'll find them aplenty in Shimomura Yuji's Re: Born. Slarek salutes the action secenes, but wishes they were more varied in content and execution.

10 Mar
2018
Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent
Indicator's second box set of lesser-seen Hammer movies features four fascinating crime thrillers, each with spanking new transfers and a fine collection of special features. Slarek does battle with a bout of flu to immerse himself in one of the year's best releases so far.

3 Mar
2018
Silence and Cry
With stunning landscapes captured by an almost ever-moving camera and often uninterrupted long takes, the 1968 Hungarian film Silence and Cry is an invigorating cinema experience underscored by an angry and frustrated political slant. The Second Run Blu-ray is reviewed here by clydefro.

3 Mar
2018
Ship of Fools
Stanley Kramer, if his movies are to be believed, was a true mensch, mindful of ignorant choices that make life unbearable for those we choose to shun for their otherness, their beliefs or skin colour. Camus is impressed by Ship of Fools

18 Feb
2018
The Mystery of Picasso
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.

14 Feb
2018
House
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 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.

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