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Lubitsch in Berlin
Blu-ray box set Lubitsch in Berlin from Masters of Cinema in September
news | 25 Jul 2017
A six-film box set of invaluable films by Germany’s first great director, Ernst Lubitsch, a mixture of fairy-tales, melodramas and sex comedies, comes to UK Blu-ray in September from Masters of Cinema.
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Mickey One
Mickey One
blu-ray review | 24 Jul 2017
The oft-neglected Mickey One finds Arthur Penn channeling the French New Wave with star Warren Beatty ably committing as the existentially trapped title character. Emerging from the shadows amid fits of paranoia, clydefro sizes up the film's Blu-ray debut in this limited edition release from Indicator.
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War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
film review | 23 Jul 2017
Having worked my way through the two prequels in anticipation of the third in the trilogy, I found I’d got ape-fatigue so didn’t run to the cinema for War for the Planet of the Apes. Big mistake. Camus salutes a timely film about tyranny.
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24 July 2017
The Lure and Carnival of Souls on Blu-ray from Criterion UK in October
Agnieszka Smoczynska's bold and genre-defying horror-musical mash-up The Lure and Heck Harvey's uniquely toned and eerily effective 1962 low-budget horror Carnival of Souls come to UK Blu-ray in October from Criterion UK and Sony.

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24 July 2017
Greek psychological drama Suntan on dual format in September
An unpredictable psychological drama, full of suspense and humour, set on a hedonistic Greek Island from director Argyris Papadimitropoulos is to be the first title released on UK dual format under Eureka's new Montage Pictures banner.

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21 Jul 2017
Metropolis 90th Anniversary Limited Edition boxed set in September
Fritz Lang's still stunning and hugely influential 1927 science fiction masterpiece is to be released by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series in a comprehensive 90th Anniversary Limited Edition box set in September.

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21 Jul 2017
Stephen Frears' My Beautiful Laundrette on dual format in August
Written by Hanif Kureishi and directed by Stephen Frears, this bold exploration of issues of sexuality, race, class and generational difference from 1985 lands a UK dual format release in August from the BFI.

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19 Jul 2017
Ghibli's The Red Turtle on DVD, double play and digital in September
Studio Ghibli’s first international co-production, the widely acclaimed, Oscar-nominated and rather wonderful The Red Turtle comes to UK digital download, DVD and dual format in September from Studiocanal.

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19 Jul 2017
Andrew Getty's The Evil Within on Blu-ray & DVD in September
Fifteen painstaking years in the making and notorious for both its shocking content and the way it took over director Andrew Getty's life, horror tale The Evil Within comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in September from Screenbound.

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17 Jul 2017
Five new titles from Arrow Academy in October
A collection of films from a modern day Japanese master, an exquisite French romance, the final film from an Italian legend, and a Russian art house gem come to the prestigious Arrow Academy label in October.

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17 Jul 2017
Josef von Sternberg’s The Saga of Anatahan on dual format in August
Josef von Sternberg’s vulnerable tale of human trauma, survival and redemption, the story of twelve Japanese seaman stranded on a forgotten island for seven years, comes to UK dual format in August from Masters of Cinema.

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14 Jul 2017
Arrow unveils a seductive slate of Blu-ray & DVD releases for October
A grindhouse classic, a box set collection of genre oddities, one of the greatest horror remakes ever, a cult paranoia thriller, and a blaxploitation chiller make up Arrow's terrific-looking Blu-ray and DVD release slate for October.

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14 Jul 2017
Journey to the Center of the Earth on dual format in September
James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl and a duck star in Henry Levin's 1959 film adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne, and it makes its UK Blu-ray debut in September from Eureka Entertainment.

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12 Jul 2017
See No Evil, The Chase and more Harryhausen from Indicator in September
Indicator has announced its September titles, and we're excited again. Get ready for Richard Fleischer's See No Evil, Arthur Penn's The Chase and The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harrhausen, Volume 1: 1955-1960.

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11 Jul 2017
The Graduate on 50th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD & Download in August
Director Mike Nichols' iconic and much-loved American 60s classic starring Anne Bancroft, Katherine Ross and young newcomer Dustin Hoffman, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download in August from Studiocanal.

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11 Jul 2017
Naomi Kawase's The Mourning Forest on dual format in August
Sweet Bean director Naomi Kawase’s powerful blend of nature and traditional Japanese storytelling, winner of the Grand Prize of the Jury at Cannes, will be released on UK dual format in August on Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.

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10 Jul 2017
Indie horror-drama Capture Kill Release on DVD in September
A young married couple decide to experiment with murder in directors Nick McAnulty and Brian Allan Stewart's shocking blend of sadistic horror and suburban drama, which comes to UK DVD in September from Eureka. 

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8 Jul 2017
Aki Kaurismäki’s The Other Side of Hope on Blu-ray & DVD in July
The latest film from the Finnish master of deadpan comedy, one peppered hilarious sight gags, poker-faced one liners and a toe-tapping rockabilly soundtrack, comes to UK Blu-ray & DVD this month from Curzon Artificial Eye.

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21 Jul
2017
Dunkirk
Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is as epic as the historical reality it portrays. As known properties, franchises and sequels dominate our cinemas, he seems to be working alone right now making original, big budget movies. Camus is seriously impressed…

18 Jul
2017
A tribute to George A. Romero
Following the sad news that George A. Romero, one of the founding fathers of modern horror and the originator of zombie movie as we know it today, Slarek pays tribute to one of his very favourite filmmakers and a man whose work helped shape his moviegoing youth.

12 Jul
2017
The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T.
Forget Jim Carrey’s Grinch and Michael Myer’s Cat. Here’s the real deal. The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. is a Dr. Seuss movie from the 1950s that was a financial wipe out but now enjoys a deserved cult status. Camus signs up for piano lessons...

3 Jul
2017
The Sinbad Trilogy
A week ago today, a trilogy of Sinbad films from the master of stop motion visual effects, Ray Harryhausen, was released in a single, sublimely featured box set by Indicator. It's taken a while, but Slarek has finally delivered his verdict on what has to be one of the year's finest releases.

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30 Jun
2017
Baby Driver
After carving out a distinct visual style on the TV series Spaced, director Edgar Wright carried it over to three idiosyncratic and successful movies. A decades’ long gestation period has led to Baby Driver. Camus clunks and clicks.

24 Jun
2017
Harmonium
The mundane lives of the members of a suburban family are disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious man from the husband's past in Fukada Kôji's dark, award-winning psychological drama. Slarek journeys with the family into the emotional abyss on the new Masters of Cinema Blu-ray.

18 Jun
2017
Death in the Garden
A 50s Latin America-set adventure tale directed by Luis Buñuel? You'd better believe it, and almost nothing about it plays to genre expectations. Long-time Buñuel fan Slarek discovers the film for the first time on a new Masters of Cinema Blu-ray, and loves it.

22 May
2017
Housekeeping
The name Bill Forsyth may not resonate with younger audiences but for those of us who loved Gregory’s Girl and Local Hero, he’s something of a lost talent. His first US feature mesmerised Camus in 1987. But will Housekeeping stand up thirty years on?

2 Jun
2017
Headshot
The Raid leading man Iko Uwais stars as an amnesiac with a dark past forced to fight for his life and that of the doctor who has been caring for him in the Mo Brothers' largely glamour- stripped first action movie, released on Blu-ray today by Arrow Films.

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2 Jun
2017
Wonder Woman
Comic giants DC seem to be losing in the cinematic battle with rivals Marvel. Zach Snyder’s dark, FX heavy efforts have lacked wit and a lightness of touch. Can Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman buck the trend? Camus heads off to Paradise Island.

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1 Jun
2017
Dough
Jonathan Pryce is a down-on-his-luck Jewish baker who takes on Jerome Holder's young Muslim apprentice in a likeable but formulaic tale of unity, friendship and cannabis that shines in its lead performances and hits UK cinemas tomorrow.

22 May
2017
Hardcore
George C. Scott is a Calvinist businessman whose search for his missing daughter takes him into the bowels of the porn industry in Paul Schrader's compelling second feature as director. Slarek dirties up and revisits the film on Indicator's recently released dual format edition.

25 May
2017
The Wild One
The movie that launched the Outlaw Biker sub-genre and made an icon of a young Marlon Brando has been released on a fabulously featured dual format set by Indicator. Slarek dons his shades, slips into his leathers and revs up one of the key films of American indie cinema.

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17 May
2017
The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead
One of the pioneering bands 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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15 May
2017
Alien: Covenant
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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