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Alec Guinness in Last Holiday on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in March
news | 27 January 2020
Alec Guinness is a mild-mannered salesman who spends his savings on a final holiday at a plush hotel after being told that he has only a short while to live in a wry social comedy-drama from writer J.B. Priestley, which comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in March from Studiocanal.
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Night Tide
Night Tide
blu-ray review | 21 January 2020
A young Dennis Hopper in his first lead role plays a sailor on leave who falls for a woman who may not be all she seems in Curtis Harrington's layered and compellingly developed debut feature. Slarek responds to the call of the sea with Indicator's superb 2-disc Blu-ray.
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26 Jan
2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon on Digital in February, Blu-ray & DVD in March
One of the unexpected feel-good hits of 2019, the debut feature from directors Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz, boasting an award-winning central perfromance from Down Syndrome actor Zack Gottsagen, comes to UK Digital in February and Blu-ray and DVD in March from Signature Entertainment.

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22 Jan
2019
The Elephant Man restored in cinemas in March, on disc and digital in April
To mark the 40th anniversary of its original release, Studiocanal has announced the cinema release of a new 4K restoration of David Lynch's extraordinary second feature in March, with UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital releases to follow in April.

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22 Jan
2019
Richard Attenborough's Magic makes its UK Blu-ray debut in March
Anthony Hopkins is on searing form as a failed magician-turned-ventriloquist whose relationship with his dummy takes a dark turn in Richard Attenborough's terrific film adaptation of William Goldman's novel, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in March from Second Sight.

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22 Jan
2019
Mikail Kalatozov, Nicholas Ray & Barbra Streisand from  Criterion UK in April
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced theirApril UK Blu-ray releases: Mikhail Kalatozov's The Cranes Are Flying, Nicolas Ray's They Live By Night and Barbra Streisand's The Prince of Tides.

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20 Jan
2019
Judgment at Nuremberg on 2-disc Blu-ray from the BFI in January
Spencer Tracy leads a powerhouse cast in a gripping and provocative film from Stanley Kramer that shines a controversial light on the darkest era in modern history and makes its UK Blu-ray debut this month from the BFI.

19 Jan 2020
Winter Kills
Despite a stellar cast, some serious behind the scenes talent and being based on a book by the author of The Manchurian Candidate’, Winter Kills opened and closed within a week in 1979. It may be the most bizarre Hollywood film Camus has ever seen…

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17 Jan
2019
Fellini's 8½ and Fellini: Four Films box set on Blu-ray in February
Federico Fellini's most acclaimed and influential film and a box set containing four of his most celebrated features – , La Dolce Vita, Juliet of The Spirits and I Vitelloni – are coming to UK Blu-ray in February from CultFilms.

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17 Jan
2019
Krzysztof Kieślowski and Éric Rohmer sets from Arrow Academy in April
Two new Blu-ray box sets have been announced by Arrow on the Arrow Academy label for release in April: the four-film Cinema of Conflict: Four Films by Krzysztof Kieślowski and the six-film Eric Rohmer 100 - Comedies and Proverbs.

15 Jan 2020
Cloak and Dagger
Gary Cooper plays a scientist who goes undercover during WWII when evidence is found that the Nazis are looking to built an atom bomb in Fritz Lang's gripping espionage thriller Cloak and Dagger. Slarek looks at the film and marvels at what Eureka have fitted on to one Masters of Cinema Blu-ray.

Film review
14 Jan
2020
1917
Sam Mendes found a germ of inspiration in his grandfather’s stories about WWI and after Spectre’s virtuoso opening shot, was galvanized to co-write and direct an entire film ‘in one take’. Camus braves the sniper’s bullets (and the guest stars)…

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12 Jan
2019
The Legend of the Stardust Brothers on Blu-ray/DVD in February
Taking inspiration from Phantom of the Paradise and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, director Macoto Tezuka's little seen 1985 film, born from a soundtrack to a non-existent movie, comes to UK Limited Edition Dual Format in February from Third Window Films.

10 Jan 2020
Resurrected
Director Paul Greengrass is something of a cinematic role model. He’s technically brilliant, passionately political and manages success on all size screens and budgets. Welcome to his cinematic debut, Resurrected. Camus tries to avoid a regimental bath…

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8 Jan
2020

The nightmare before Christmas: Slarek's pick of 2019
A few days later than planned (of course), Slarek picks some of his favourite films and discs from 2019, curses the fact that he didn't see more, and goes on the expected rant about the government and the impending death of honesty and truth.

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9 Jan
2019
Hammer Volume Five and The Mad Magician on Indicator Blu-ray in March
ndicator has announced its March Blu-ray releases, kicking off with Hammer Volume Four: Death & Deceit, a four film box set loaded with special features, and Vincent Price horror-thriller The Mad Magician, which is presented in 2D and 3D versions.

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7 Jan
2020
Jojo Rabbit
Taika Waititi, the New Zealand director burst on to the international arena with What We Do In The Shadows, a glorious vampire comedy. After success with Thor: Ragnarok, he returns to more modest, controversial filmmaking. Camus joins the resistance…

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3 Jan
2020
Little Women
The seventh screen incarnation of Little Women, a seminal novel written in 1868, is an absolute delight. Director and indie favourite Greta Gerwig directs with absolute trust in her actors’ capabilities. Camus is won over by the sincere heart at the film’s core…

29 Dec 2019
Ironweed
After a break of a few days for the sort of personal reasons we all tend to indulge at this time of year, Slarek continues our mop-up of missed reviews with a look at the bare-bones Eureka Classics Blu-ray release of Héctor Babenco's star-headlined but sobering Ironweed.

Film review
20 Dec 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
You don’t buy a company for four billion dollars and then stop making films from its most famous franchise after number five. Yes, one badly underperformed but is there any doubt that number nine is bound for box office glory? Is Camus really saying au revoir to Star Wars? As if…

17 Dec 2019
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On
A worthy end to a fine year of Blu-ray releases from the label, Second Run's recent release of Hara Kazuo's remarkable documentary The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On is reviewed here by clydefro

11 Dec 2019
The African Queen
Legendary Hollywood director John Huston allegedly took full advantage of shooting The African Queen in the Congo and Uganda by hunting game in his down time. But what he created was a bona fide, Technicolor classic. Camus braves the woke rapids a little late…

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9 Dec 2019
December reviews and a possible two-tier review system
With few reviewers and limited free time, we only get to cover a small number of the discs that are offered or sent to us. In a seriously overdue blog, Slarek outlines how things will run for the rest of this month and proposes a possible new review tier.

3 Dec 2019
Robocop
The original and only true Robocop is back on a wonderful Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Arrow Video. Slarek has been a fan since his first viewing at a press preview screening, and in his latest review takes a detailed look at the film, it's socio-political subtext and a truly glorious collection of special features.

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29 Nov 2019
Knives Out
What a refreshing change to go to the cinema and watch a film with (seemingly) no computer generated imagery and a knockout cast bringing a hugely satisfying ‘whodunit’ to life. Camus is royally entertained by Rian Johnson’s Knives Out

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29 Nov 2019
A salute to the curious: A tribute to Jonathan Miller
In week when the loss of three notable names in their respective fields were announced on the same day, Camus pays tribute to the hugely talented and influential writer, producer, director, presenter, humourist, doctor and humanist Jonathan Miller, who died this week.

26 Nov 2019
Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear
Over a year after the release of their third Hammer box set, the fine people at Indicator have delivered a fourth, and it may just be the best yet. Slarek finally puts to bed one of his longest reviews yet for a brilliant four-film box set that is loaded to the gills with terrific special features. All cheer the arrival of Hammer Volume Four: Faces of Fear.