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Still the Enemy Within on DVD in December
news | 20 Nov 2014
Owen Gower's inspiring and pleasingly partisan look back at the 1984 Miners' strike as it was experienced by the miners themselves comes to UK DVD with extra features in December.
Tony Benn: Will and Testament
dvd review | 23 Nov 2014
Slarek salutes Skip Kite's documentary portrait of one of the most committed and respected figures of 20th century British politics, a film that became a worthy cinematic epitaph, recently released on UK DVD by Praslin Pictures.
The Day the Earth Caught Fire
Blu-ray review | 16 Nov 2014
A favourite from childhood and beyond, The Day The Earth Caught Fire is that all too rare a beast, a first class, realistic, British science fiction film and one of great resonance. As the Earth heats up, Camus sweats it out…
Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead
Tommy Wirkola's sequel to his lively blackly comic tale of rampaging Nazi zombies actually manages to surpass the original, climaxing in a battle between the Nazis and their ressurected Red Army equivalent. On the basis of this, Wirkola has the potential to inherit the mantle abandoned by Peter Jackson when he went legit.
Gomorrah – The Series
Against all logic, this Italian TV series spin-off of Matteo Garrone's superb 2008 feature is an utterly rivetting work that intermittently startles and just seems to get better as it progresses. The series ends on a note that leaves you aching to see what will happen next, but series 2 is apparently a long way off.
A Hijacking
Released ahead of the similarly themed Captain Phillips and also shot in a documentary manner Tobias Lindholm's story of a Danish ship boarded by Somali pirates is a darker affair that also shows events from the viewpoint of the company negotiators. Gripping and tense.

Twin Peaks is returning. Which is cool... I think
blog | 9 Oct 2014
The news that one of his all time favourite TV series is to return after a 25 year break, courtesy of its original creators Mark Frost and David Lynch, has Slarek cautiously excited.

Top 5 Prison and Prison Themed Movies
high 5 | 20 September 2014
Inspired by Arrow’s recent Blu-ray release of Jules Dassin’s superb 1947 Brute Force, genre fans Camus and Slarek each pick five of their all time favourite prison movies and prison-themed dramas.

Six Gothic Tales on Limited Edition Blu-ray in December
news | 20 Nov 2014
Arrow Films have announced full details of what could well be the horror movie box set of the year, a Limited Edition, 6-film Blu-ray set of Roger Corman/Vincent Price Poe adaptations, and loaded with extras.
Into the Storm on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in December
news | 19 Nov 2014
Great special effects and dodgy drama collide in 'a found footage Twister' from Final Destination 5 director Steven Quale, on UK DVD, Blu-ray and download in December from Warner Brothers.
Space 1999: The Complete 2nd Series on Blu-ray and DVD in Autumn 2015
news | 14 Nov 2014
The UK DVD and Blu-ray release second season of Gerry Anderson's cult science fiction series Space: 1999 by Network, who are previewing the release with Space 1999: The Bringers of Wonder.
BFI to bring Blade Runner: The Final Cut to UK cinemas in April 2015
news | 14 Nov 2014
The chance to catch one of the greatest and most visually arresting of all modern science fiction films on the big screen comes again next spring when Blade Runner returns to cinemas in April, courtesy of the BFI.
The 3rd Nordic Film Festival launches in November
news | 13 Nov 2014
The full programme has been confirmed for the 3rd Nordic Film Festival, which starts off in London before going on tour in venues around the UK.
Network announces 'The British Film' line-up for January-March 2015
news | 11 Nov 2014
Network have announced their Blu-ray and DVD line-up for the first quarter of 2015, which includes Blu-ray release of three celeberated earluy Alfred Hitchcock films.
The Girl Who Knew Too Much on dual format in November
news | 10 Nov 2014
The 1963 Mario Bava work that inadvertently gave birth to the giallo genre arrives on UK dual format from Arrow in November with brand new restorations of both cuts of the film and more.
Out of This World – Little Lost Robot on DVD in November
news | 6 Nov 2014
The only surviving episode of the legendary ABC science fiction series, with audio tracks from two of the lost episodes, comes to UK DVD in November from the BFI as part of Sci-fi: Days of Fear and Wonder.
The Key Man & The Woman's Angle on DVD in November
news | 5 Nov 2014
Network Distributing have announced a further two titles, both from the 1950s, for a UK November DVD release as part of of their ongoing 'The British Film' collection.
The BFI announce their January to March Blu-ray and DVD release schedule
news | 4 Nov 2014
Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy is among the highlights of the BFI’s Blu-ray and DVD schedule for January to March 2015, which was announced today.
Shakespeare’s Globe launches its own video-on-demand platform
news | 4 Nov 2014
The Shakespeare's Globe theatre has today launched its own video-on-demand player offering full-length HD films of over 50 Shakespeare productions at the Globe.
Ari Folman's The Congress on DVD and Blu-ray in December
news | 1 Nov 2014
Robin Wright stars as Robin Wright in the latest film from Waltz with Bashir director Ari Folman, which is coming to UK DVD and Blu-ray in December from Studiocanal.

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre – 40th Anniversary Restoration
Blu-ray review | 16 Nov 2014
Slarek and Camus re-examine what makes Tobe Hopper's seminal independent horror movie 1974 The Texas Chain Saw Massacre a horror masterpiece, and celebrate Second Sight's definitive 40th Anniversary Blu-ray.
Interstellar
film review | 8 Nov 2014
Hugely anticipated (not least by yours truly), Christopher Nolan's Interstellar lands in cinemas this week. The trailers have worked their magic but is a Texan in a wormhole emotionally rewarding? Camus suits up...
Youth of the Beast
blu-ray review | 7 Nov 2014
Shishido Jô is a lone wolf on a mission in Seijun Suzuki's 1963 breakthrough gangster thriller, Youth of the Beast, recently released on UK Blu-ray by Eureka! as part of the Masters of Cinema series. Gort gets a tattoo and hangs with the yakuza.
The Killing Fields
blu-ray review | 3 Nov 2014
Slarek revisits Roland Joffé's moving and harrowing true story of a friendship between a reporter and his translator in Cambodia in the lead-up to the horrors of Year Zero, released on UK Blu-ray today from Studiocanal.
Particle Fever
film review | 30 Oct 2014
The story of the the early days of of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is told through the eyes of particle physicists in Mark Levinson's enthralling and educational documentary, in UK cinemas and on DVD and on-demand in November.
Withnail & I
blu-ray review | 26 Oct 2014
Slarek revisits one of his all-time favourite films in a new and glorious restoration on Blu-ray from Arrow Films, a package loaded with excellent extras, including Bruce Robinson's follow-up feature How to Get Ahead in Advertising.
Blacula – The Complete Collection
blu-ray review | 20 Oct 2014
70s Blaxploitation classics Blacula and Scream Blacula Scream have been restored and brought together in one delicious dual format package by Eureka! Entertainment. Gort bares his throat and sharpens his stakes.
Gone Girl
film review | 15 Oct 2014
Author Gillian Flynn's 'relationship-under-a-forensic-microscope' thriller Gone Girl, arrived last week on a wave of critical adoration. Director David Fincher seems an interesting fit with such material. Camus is intrigued...
A Jester's Tale
dvd review | 13 Oct 2014
Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman's 1964 satirical black comedy A Jester's Tale is an exuberant and richly imaginative delight. Slarek celebrates the film and salutes Second Run for bringing it to UK DVD.
Still the Enemy Within
film review | 8 Oct 2014
Old-school leftie Slarek celebrates Owen Gower's documentary portrait of the 1984-85 miners' strike, an inspiring and refreshingly partisan work that movingly champions the concepts of community and solidarity.
Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari
blu-ray review | 4 Oct 2014
Slarek takes a trip back to 1920 and the birth of the psychological horror film with Robert Weine's Expressionist masterpiece, which looks gorgeous on this exemplary Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema.
Countess Dracula
blu-ray review | 26 Sep 2014
Ingrid Pitt shines as Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy (née Báthory) in a too often undervalued late period Hammer feature. Slarek revisits a fine film and an impressive collection of extras on Network's recently released UK Blu-ray.
A Touch of Sin
blu-ray review | 22 Sep 2014
Jia Zhangke's four story allegory of the changing face of modern China is compelling but intermittently violent cinema. For Slarek it's one of the director's finest films yet, and it looks great on Arrow's UK Blu-ray.

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Darlings, All – A Tribute to Richard Attenborough
article | 25 Aug 2014
There are very few consummate filmmakers out there with a CV to rival the late Richard Attenborough. From teen actor to national treasure, he always stood up for the little guy. Camus and Slarek acknowledge his passing.
Waving and Drowning
article | 25 July 2014
Who decides what's cool, what’s 'in', what’s fundamentally good? There used to be a select stratum of people who greenlit a film's production or a book's publishing. Camus asks "Do we still need so-called 'tastemakers'?"
The profundity of the primal: a tribute to H.R. Giger
article | 13 May 2014
On the day that the sad news of Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger's death was announced, Camus and Slarek pay brief but heartfelt tribute to his unique talent.
"'Ere, 'old up, where's Victoria?": A tribute to Bob Hoskins
article | 2 May 2014
From On The Move’s adult literacy TV shows in the 70s via a huge diversity of roles to the twinkle-in-his-eye, shop steward of Made In Dagenham, we’ve always had a soft spot for the sadly late Bob Hoskins.
Interview with Darren Stein & Michael J. Willett
interview | 22 March 2014
Timothy E. RAW speaks to director Darren Stein and star Michael J. Willett about G.B.F., a watershed moment in the history of the teen film, and puts them both to the test, presenting them with several pairs of world-renowned divas and asking, "Who's Gayer?"
Interview with DVD/Blu-ray producer Daniel Bird
interview | 21 February 2014
Slarek talks to disc producer Daniel Bird about Polish director Walerian Borowczyk, the logistics of restoring his films, and the upcoming Borowczyk DVD & Blu-ray set from Arrow Films.
Interview with writer-director Don Coscarelli
interview | 5 February 2014
With the release date of Eureka's UK Blu-ray and DVD of John Dies at the End fast approaching, we talk to its director and Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli.
Slarek: Review of the Year
article | 16 January 2014
It's late, it's long, and it kicks of with the usual extended political moan, but Slarek has finally turned in his very personal pick of the audio-visual pleasures of 2013.
Touched by Light
article | 15 December 2013
Has life-changing cinema been irrevocably diluted by the ubiquity and immediacy of media? Content, and indeed the means by which it’s consumed, are everywhere. Camus asks "Can a movie still profoundly affect you?"
Interviews with Francesca Gregorini, Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard
interview | 26 November 2013
Available on the US iTunes store from today, this surrealistic psychological drama was one of the best of the Sundance UK 2013 line-up and it’s there that Timothy E. RAW talked to writer-director Francesca Gregorini and stars Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard.
Interview with Nicole Holofcener
interview | 17 October 2013
Timothy E. RAW meets the woman solely responsible for restoring some dignity to the modern rom-com. She tells him about the jauntily sweet Enough Said and working with the late James Gandolfini.
Interview with Matthew Fox
interview | 5 October 2013
Leading man Matthew Fox talks to Timothy E. RAW about his WWII thriller Emperor, which is on limited UK cinema release now from The Works.