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Derek Jarman
Jarman Volume Two 1987-1994 6-disc Blu-ray box set in February
news | 17 January 2019
The BFI has confirmed the details of its second Limited Edition Blu-ray box set of films by the late great Derek Jarman, and it's looking to be a hell of a release, containing as it does seven feature films and an absolute ton of special features.
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blu-ray revew | 18 January 2019
Charles Bronson brings an unexpectedly lively touch to the role of an opportunist bush pilot hired to rescue a wrongly accused man from a Mexican jail in the entertaining 1975 action-caper movie, Breakout. Slarek has more fun than he expected, though is unsurprised by the high quality of Indicator's Blu-ray.
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16 Jan 2019
Period drama My Brilliant Friend on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in March
Based on the international best-seller by Elena Ferrante and directed by Saverio Costanzo as an 8-part TV drama made for Italian TV, My Brilliant Friend comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in March from Studiocanal.

15 Jan 2019
William Castle at Columbia, Volume Two
Heavily delayed by a crisis at Christmas, Slarek goes to town on Indicator's second Blu-ray box set of films directed by master showman William Castle for Columbia Studios – there are ups and downs, but lots to be entertained by and enough special features to keep you busy for a month.

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15 Jan 2019
Steve McQueen's Widows on Blu-ray, DVD , Ultra HD & VOD in March
Steve McQueen's widely acclaimed feature film update of Lynda La Plante's 1983 TV crime drama, which transposes the action from London to contemporary Chicago, comes to UK UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and VOD in March from Twentieth Century Fox.

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15 Jan 2019
Horror-comedy One Cut of the Dead on Blu-ray, DVD & VOD in January
A box-office sensation on home turf and rare example of a film that has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, Shinichiro Ueda's zombie horror-comedy comes to UK DVD, Limited Edition Blu-ray and VOD this month from Third Window Films.

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14 Jan 2019
Rosa Luxemburg on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in February
Nominated for the Palme d’Or at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, Rosa Luxemburg, Margarethe von Trotta’s biopic of one of the most fascinating figures in modern European history comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in February from Studiocanal.

8 Jan 2019
Georgy Girl
In an unapologetic punning mood, Camus reviews a film whose main theme was one of the prevailing sounds of his childhood. Relieved to finally see the film it served on Indicator's recent Blu-ray, he is enlivened by how good Georgy Girl is…

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11 Jan 2019
Mélo & Khrustalyov, My Car! on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in April
Arrow has announced its April Blu-ray releases on the Arrow Academy label, Alain Resnais' adaptation of Henri Bernstein’s classic play Mélo, and Aleksei German's blackly funny and deliriously immersive satire Khrustalyov, My Car!.

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10 Jan 2019
Billy Wilder, Lewis Gilbert and Jackie Chan on Eureka Blu-ray in March
In what has proved to be a great day for upcoming release announcements (and it's Arrow's turn tomorrow), Eureka has confirmed its March Blu-ray slate: Irma la Douce, Sink the Bismark! and Wheels on Meals.

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10 Jan 2019
Two new restorations and more on Blu-ray from Indicator in March
Indicator has announced its March Blu-ray releases in the shape of A Dandy in Aspic, The Virgin Soldiers, The Triple Echo and Immaculate Conception, the last two of which have undergone new restorations by Indicator themselves.

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9 Jan 2019
Pinter at the BBC 5-disc DVD box set from the BFI in January
A collection 10 plays made for the BBC between 1965 and 1988 and written by Harold Pinter, one of the 20th Century's most important and influential British playwrights, is to be released on a DVD box set later this month by the BFI.

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8 Jan 2019
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s World on a Wire on Blu-ray in February
Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s dystopian sci-fi epic, originally created for TV and exploring themes that were later picked up by the likes of The Matrix and Blade Runner, comes to UK Blu-ray as a box-set in February by Second Sight.

6 Jan 2019
The future of physical media (maybe)
In his first blog of 2019, the news that retailer HMV has gone into administration prompts Slarek to reflect on a serious decline in physical media sales and the rise in digital as a delivery system, and how it might impact on the future for Blu-ray and DVD as home entertainment formats.

Film review
4 Jan 2019
The Favourite
A sparkling script, a trio of terrific performances from Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone and imaginative, rule-breaking direction from Dogtooth's Yorgos Lanthimos combine to make Slarek's first cinema visit of 2019 an unexpected delight.

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2 Jan 2019
Favourite films and discs of 2018
At the end of what has been a personally difficult year in which circumstances have massively restricted his film viewing, Slarek sifts through the list of film, TV and Blu-ray releases that he did manage to catch in 2018 and picks a few favourites, and also has a seasonal moan about Trump and Brexit.

24 Dec 2018
Joan Crawford plays the owner of a circus whose members start falling victim to a mysterious killer in her penultimate feature, the 1967 horror-thriller Berserk. Slarek is not completely convinced that it justifies the sometimes applied cult classic label, but still likes the film and loves Indicator's new Blu-ray.

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17 Dec 2018
Islam and the Future of Tolerance
Accompanying every mundane household task I do is Sam Harris’ inspiring Waking Up podcast. I credit Harris with my ongoing education. His book with Maajid Nawaz, Islam and the Future of Tolerance has now become a film. Camus dives into contentious waters…

16 Dec 2018
Once Upon a Time in China Trilogy
Jet Li is at his athletic and charismatic best as the legendary Wong Fei-hung in the first three films in Tsui Hark's genre-redefining Once Upon a Time in China series. Slarek has the time of his life with Eureka's brilliant box set, whose special features include the sixth and final film in the series.

9 Dec 2018
Age of Consent
In 1969, director Michael Powell was 64 years old with a turbulent latter career path just behind him. The directing half of one of the most brilliant partnerships in film history fell hard for Australia. Camus takes on his Age of Consent

3 Dec 2018
Charlie Bubbles
Albert Finney has only directed a single movie, but it's really something, an imaginative, multi-layered and gorgeously performed tale of a successful writer returning to his Manchester. Slarek adds the 1968 Charlie Bubbles to his list of personal favourites, and adores Indicator's impeccable Blu-ray release.

28 Nov 2018
The Wrong Box
There are more familiar faces than you can shake a stick at in the cast of Bryan Forbes' 1966 farce-tinged black comedy The Wrong Box. Many will and indeed do love the film, but it didn't quite click for Slarek, who still finds things in it to like and one to adore, and finds no fault at all with Indicator's Blu-ray.

25 Nov 2018
Who was Nic Roeg? A tribute to a cinema visionary
After losing William Goldman last week, this week came to sad conclusion with the news that visionary director and cinematographer Nicolas Roeg had also passed away. In brief but heartfelt article, Camus and Slarek pay tribute to one of their favourite filmmakers.