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The Lady from Shanghai
Why The Lady From Shanghai continues to fry my brain
news | 21 May 2017
After posting his review of the Indicator Blu-ray of Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai, Slarek discovered that rewatching the film suggests a whole new way of reading key aspects of its complex plot. Or does it?
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The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
digital review | 17 May 2017
One of the pioneering band of the UK punk scene in the 1970s, The Damned are too often sidelined in the role call of influential punk greats of their day, something Wes Orshoski's welcome documentary attempts to put right. Slarek revisits one of the joys of his teen years.
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Alien: Covenant
Alien: Covenant
film review | 15 May 2017
A few years ago, director Ridley Scott said that the potency of the original alien had been irrevocably diluted by over-familiarity not to mention its appearance at Disneyland. What changed his mind? Camus peers into the (curate’s) egg of Alien Covenant
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19 May 2017
Touching the Void Live in Concert at the Barbican in London in June
Kevin Macdonald's riveting documentary retelling mountaineer Joe Simpson's miraculous survival story is to be be screened with live orchestral accompaniment at the Barbican, complete with an introduction by Simpson and a Q&A with Macdonald and composer Alex Heffes.

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19 May 2017
Shock Treatment Limited Edition on Blu-ray from Arrow in August
We covered this in our Arrow August releases news story last week, but we're happy to give a second shout for Richard O'Brien's lesser known Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment, which is coming to Limited Edition Arrow Blu-ray.

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19 May 2017
4K restoration of Fassbinder's Lola on DVD, Blu-Ray and EST in July
The third part of Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy following 1979’s The Marriage of Maria Braun and Veronika Voss, the 1981 Lola comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and EST in a new 4K restoration in July from Studiocanal.

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12 May 2017
Another impressive Blu-ray & DVD slate from Arrow Academy in August
Arrow has confirmed its Blu-ray and DVD slate for August to be released under the Arrow Academy banner, which includes European classics, award-winning thrillers, and Hollywood psychological drama at its finest.

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12 May 2017
More cult favourites on Blu-ray & DVD from Arrow Video in August
Arrow has announced its August Blu-ray and DVD line up, which includes Rocky Horror sequel Shock Treatment, John Frankenheimer's Ronin, Lucio Fulci's Don’t Torture a Duckling and Mario Bava's Erik the Conqueror.

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11 May 2017
Documentary Dying Laughing in UK cinemas & On-Demand in June
An all-star cast of comedy icons draw on their own expecriences in directors Paul Toogood and Lloyd Stanton's acclaimed documentary exploration of the world of stand-up comedy, coming to UK cinemas & On-Demand in June.

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11 May 2017
Ip Man: The Final Fight on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in June
The latest and – if the title is to be believed – last in the successful series of martial arts films based around the life of the legenday Ip Man comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in June from Cine Asia.

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8 May 2017
The Autopsy of Jane Doe on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms in June
Described by Stephen King as "visceral horror to rival Alien and early Cronenberg," and starring Emile Hirsch and Brian Cox, acclaimed indie horror The Autopsy of Jane Doe comes to UK DVD, Blu-ray and digital in June from Lionsgate.

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5 May 2017
G.W. Pabst's Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft on dual format in July
Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, two anti-war films from master director Georg Wilhelm Pabst at the height of his powers, are to be released on a single dual format package in July on Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.

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5 May 2017
Samuel Beckett's Film & Ross Lipman's Notfilm on dual format in May
The unfussily titled Film, Nobel Prize winner Samuel Beckett’s lone work for projected cinema, and Ross Lipman's Kino-Essay Notfilm have been brought together for a single, well featured dual format release in May from the BFI.

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2 May 2017
Three new film books to be released by Arrow in July
Following the success of its lavish debut book last year, Cult Cinema: An Arrow Video Companion, Arrow has announced the July release of books on the films of Meiko Kaji, the original Ghost in the Shell and The Blair Witch Project.

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2 May 2017
The Graduate restored in cinemas in June, DVD, Blu-ray & EST July
One of the most beloved of all American movies from the 1960s and the one that launched a young Dustin Hoffman's film career returns to cinemas in a new 4K restoration in June, followed by Blu-ray, DVD & EST in July from Studiocanal.

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2 May 2017
Max Ophuls' 1953 Madame de… on Blu-ray and DVD in May
Charles Boyer, Danielle Darrieux and Vittorio De Sica star in the penultimate film from celebrated auteur Max Ophuls, makes its UK Blu-ray debut in a new dual format release from the BFI, which is released later this month.

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2 May 2017
A Brighter Summer Day and Stalker on Criterion UK Blu-ray in July
Criterion UK and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their July Blu-ray releases, Edward Yang's coming-of-age drama A Brighter Summer Day and Andrei Tarkovsky's mesmerising Stalker.

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2 May 2017
Cristian Mungiu's Graduation on Blu-ray and DVD in May
A father's relationship with his daughter is impacted when she is assaulted in acclaimed latest from 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days director Cristian Mungiu, which comes to UK Blu-ray & DVD in May from Curzon Artificial Eye.

15 May
2017
The Lady from Shanghai
Despite being drastically shortened and rescored by the studio, Orson Welles' 1947 The Lady from Shanghai is still a remarkable and hugely satisfying noir thriller. Slarek revisits one of Welles' most inventive films, looking better than ever on Indicator's excellent Blu-ray.

11 May
2017
The Entity
Barbara Hershey is superb as a single mother who suffers repeated sexual assaults at the hand of an invisible assailant in a smarter-than-it sounds 1982 horror work from Sidney J. Furie. Slarek wrestles with the social politics and reviews Eureka's new Blu-ray.

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10 May
2017
Colossal
In between the movies we know that are coming (the Aliens, the superheroes etc.) arrives a certified misfit, a narrative of such beguiling strangeness that it begs to be appreciated. Camus finds Colossal simply amazing.

4 May
2017
Born Free
In 1966, Born Free did for lions what Jaws failed to do for sharks. We fell in love with lions and hunted sharks to near extinction. Raising awareness of our appalling treatment of animals is laudable however it’s achieved. Camus returns to the African bush…

4 May
2017
Experiment in Terror
Lee Remick is a single woman terrorised by an unknown assailant and Glenn Ford is the FBI man she calls on for help in Blake Edwards' terrific 1962 blend of police procedural and neo-noir thriller. Slarek salutes the film and the Blu-ray in Indicator's typcially fine dual format release.

30 Apr
2017
Drunken Master
One of the two films that set Jackie Chan on the road to superstardom and launched an entire sub-genre of martial arts comedy is still a jaw-dropping delight. Genre fan Slarek revisits one of Chan's most beloved films on a terrific Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema.

Film Review
23 Apr
2017
The Fate of the Furious
I saw the first, may have even seen the second. I’m sure I’ve not seen 3 to 7 but 8… Wow! Astounded to learn of its first weekend box office record breaking but now I understand. The Fast and the Furious 8 is just deliriously entertaining. Camus is still smiling…

5 Apr
2017
Hard Times
Charles Bronson is at his laconic best in Walter Hill's first film as director, the story of a bare knuckle fight in Depression-era America. Slarek flexes his muscles and reviews the Blu-ray from Eureka's new Masters of Cinema release of the film.

5 Apr
2017
City of the Dead
Director John Moxey's first feature is one of the most visually striking and atmospheric British horror films of the 60s and beyond. Slarek revisits a personal favourite and salutes the transfer and comprehensive extras on Arrow's upcoming dual format release.

5 Apr
2017
The Big Heat
Fritz Lang's noir take on vengeance and institutional corruption in the postwar American suburbs is a gold-plated classic. The Big Heat is a thrill to discover and a joy to re-visit, as clydefro is reminded via Indicator's dual format release.

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22 Mar
2017
Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo
If there is an organisation beyond reproach even in an America badly damaged by recent political events, it’s NASA. The superb and surprisingly moving documentary, Mission Control reminds Camus of America’s past greatness.

5 Apr
2017
Fat City
Stacy Keach is a washed-up boxer and Jeff Bridges a new young hopeful in John Huston's downbeat but brilliant 1972 boxing-themed drama. Slarek revisits one of the great films of American 70s cinema on Indicator's superb dual format release.

31 Mar
2017
The Love Witch
Sex and horror melt into feminism and classic Hollywood melodrama for Anna Biller's The Love Witch, now out on Blu-ray in the US from Oscilloscope Laboratories and reviewed here by clydefro.

31 Mar
2017
My 20th Century
Dorotha Segda stars as twin sisters separated in childhood who go on to lead very different lives in Ildikó Enyedi's hugely inventive, kaleidoscopic debut feature, which looks terrific on Second Run's recently released Blu-ray. Slarek boards the Orient Express and marvels at the light.

26 Mar
2017
The Front
Woody Allen stars in a rare role for another director as a cashier who agrees to front scripts for his blacklisted writer friend in writer Walter Bernstein and director Martin Ritt's engrossing comedy-drama, which arrives on a fine dual format tomorrow from Indicator.

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