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Suspense-horror The Strangers on Limited Edition Blu-ray in September
news | 23 September 2020
Writer-director Bryan Bertino's acclaimed 2008 home invasion thriller, The Strangers, is coming to Limited Edition Blu-ray later this month from Second Sight Films, including two cuts of the film and a strong collection of special features.
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When Forever dies
When Forever Dies
film festival review | 17 September 2020
After re-cutting Brian DePalma’s Raising Cain much to the director’s satisfaction, Dutch filmmaker Peet Gelderblom has gone further back into cinema history to create what might be one of the screen’s most revealing peeks into an artist’s mind. Camus is mesmerised by When Forever Dies
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23 Sep
2020
Malick, Bresson and Greaves on UK Criterion Blu-ray in December
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their UK December Blu-ray titles: Terrence Malick's The New World, Robert Bresson's Mouchette and William Greaves' Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes.

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21 Sep
2020
Tsukamoto Shinya's Gemini [Soseiji] comes to UK Blu-ray in November
21 years after its original Japanese release, Tsukamoto Shinya's visually and aurally ravishing and thematically compelling doppleganger drama finally arrives in the UK in November in the shape of a Blu-ray release from Third Window Films.

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18 Sep
2020
Three films by Imamura Shohei on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in December
Three films from one of the true masters of Japanese Cinema, all restored in HD, have been brought together in a fine-looking box set featuring a strong collection of special features by Arrow for a December release on the Arrow Academy label.

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18 Sep
2020
John Parker's 50s horror noir Dementia on Dual Format & Digital in October
John Parker's hugely influential and dialogue-free 1955 blend of horror, film noir and expressionism, which depicts a mind descending into madness, comes to UK Dual Format, as well as iTunes and Amazon Prime, from the BFI in October.

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17 Sep
2020
A diverse collection of UK Blu-ray premieres from Indicator in December
Indicator has announced its December Blu-ray releases, and there's plenty to whet a cinephile's appetite, with Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians, Norman Jewison's A Soldier's Story, Carl Franklin's Devil in a Blue Dress and Richard Franklin's Roadgames.

15 Sep
2020
This Gun for Hire
Alan Ladd is arresting as a cold-hearted killer seeking vengeance on those who have crossed him in the role that first projected him to stardom. A re-energised Slarek gets back in the review saddle with Eureka's newly released Blu-ray of the terrific early noir, This Gun for Hire.

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11 Sep
2020
From the pandemic ashes
Following another period of site inactivity, Slarek faces up to the unexpected impact that Covid-enforced isolation has had on him and his productivity, gets pissed off at government incompetence and makes a plea on behalf of those for whom normality shows no sign of returning.

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10 Sep
2020
Yield to the Night restored on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in October
Diana Dors plays a salesgirl who is sentenced to hang in a 1956 story of a woman who is pushed to the brink from The Guns of Navarone director J. Lee Thompson, and it comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital restored in October from StudioCanal.

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5 Sep
2020
4K restoration of Circus of Horrors on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in October
A hugely entertaining 60s horror outing from Night of the Eagle director Sidney Hayers and starring Anton Diffring has been restored in 4K and is coming to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in October from StudioCanal.

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4 Sep
2020
Tony Richardson's Mademoiselle comes to BFI Dual Format in September
Jeanne Moreau delivers a powerful performance in Tony Richardson's dark but mesmerising 1966 psychological drama, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut later this month in a dual format edition from the BFI, whose extras include the 1982 BFI Production Board film Doll’s Eye.

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1 Sep
2020
Honda Ishirō's monster movie favourite Mothra on Blu-ray in November
Honda Ishirō’s hugely inventive 1961 monster adventure-fantasy Mothra makes its UK home entertainment debut as a Limited Edition with a hardbound case, collector's book and reversible poster in November from Masters of Cinema.

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1 Sep
2020
Noir classic This Gun for Hire on Eureka Classics Blu-ray in September
Veronica Lake and Alan Ladd star in This Gun for Hire, based on the novel by Graham Greene and one of the most revered film noir hits of the 1940s, which has been restored in 4K and comes to UK Blu-ray in September on the Eureka Classics label.

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30 Aug
2020
Vittorio De Sica's After the Fox on BFI Blu-ray in September
Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland, Martin Balsam and Akim Tamiroff star in the wildly funny 1966 farce from the dynamite team of screenwriter Neil Simon and director Vittorio De Sica, which comes to UK Blu-ray in September from the BFI.

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28 Aug
2020
A superb November lineup of Blu-ray, DVD & 4K UHD titles from Arrow
Arrow has announced a terrific slate of titles for Blu-ray, UHD and DVD release in November, including Abel Ferrara’s King of New York, David Cronenberg's Crash and a six-film box set of films from maverick filmmaker William “Wild Bill” Grefé.

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26 Aug
2020
The Irishman, Girlfriends and Five Easy Pieces from Criterion in November
A belting trio of titles spanning five decades of American cinema have been announced for Blu-ray (and in one case also DVD) UK release from Criterion and Sony: Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, Bob Rafelson's Five Easy Pieces and Claudia Weill's Girlfriends.

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25 Aug
2020
Frank Capra's Pocketful of Miracles on BFI Blu-ray in September
Bette Davis, Glenn Ford, Hope Lange and an Oscar-nomiated Peter Falk star in a slice of pure Hollywood magic that proved to be It's a Wonderful Life director Frank Capra's final feature, and it's coming to UK Blu-ray in September from the BFI.

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19 Aug
2020
Tenderness [Neha]
The nature of relationships in post-Communist Slovakia is explored when a directionless young man becomes drawn into the lives of a troubled older couple in Martin Šulik's coolly but compellingly observed debut feature. An impressed Slarek is reminded that some films need a second viewing to really score, and gives thanks for this new Second Run Blu-ray.

10 Aug
2020
Five Graves to Cairo
Billy Wilder's second American feature as director is deserving of more recognition than it sometimes gets, a superbly written and performed character-driven war story on a typically fine Masters of Cinema Blu-ray. Slarek braves the summer heat and spends time with the Desert Rats.

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5 Aug
2020
Pandemonium
The Long Read. Jerry Whyte reflects on the pandemic, policing and racism in the UK and US with reference to two pivotal years, 1940 and 1968, and with the unlikely assistance of J.B. Priestley’s Postcripts and Peter Whitehead’s The Fall.

24 Jul
2020
Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi
Three classic Universal horror films based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe and starring Bela Lugosi – The Murders of the Rue Morgue, The Black Cat and The Raven – have been released on Blu-ray in a superb Masters of Cinema set. Slarek hangs out with black cats, ravens and murderous gorillas.

13 Jul
2020
Criss Cross
The depths of lust are ably explored in Robert Siodmak's Criss Cross, starring Burt Lancaster and Yvonne De Carlo and out now on Blu-ray from Masters of Cinema. Wading through flashbacks, clydefro remembers why he fell in love with the darkness all over again.

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5 Jul
2020
Misbehaviour
If there is a target ripe with a chance to stir the emotions more readily than most, it’s our ugly history and comparing older attitudes to today’s. Right now we may be slipping back into that past. Misbehaviour reminds us what we must never forget… Camus goes back to 1970…

1 Jul
2020
Britannia Hospital
Director Lindsay Anderson occupies a singular niche in British Cinema and Britannia Hospital is the third in his ‘Mick Travis’ trilogy after If.... and O Lucky Man!. Camus is befuddled, amused and bemused by this really odd, little science fiction film…

30 Jun
2020
Takeshi Kitano Collection
Three terrific early features by one of modern cinema's finest directors – Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Sonatine – have been given welcome Blu-ray upgrades and brought together into a single, rather lovely box set by the BFI. A very happy Slarek revisits three personal favourites.

23 Jun
2020
Force 10 From Navarone
A small team assembles to do a big job. Cinema is awash with films with such a formula. A sequel to an illustrious predecessor, Force 10 From Navarone recasts its leads and showcases the rising star of the day. Camus joins the team…

20 Jun
2020
The Beast Must Die
The werewolf movie meets Agatha Christie in Paul Annett's offbeat and entertaining 1974 blend of horror, action movie and country house mystery gets a richly featured Blu-ray release from Indicator. Slarek revisits The Beast Must Die, a curio of a film that has aged considerably better than he would have predicted.