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Comes a Horseman
Alan J. Pakula's Comes a Horseman on Blu-ray in September
news | 20 August 2019
Jane Fonda and James Caan star as pair of little-guy ranchers who take on a ruthless land baron played by Jason Robards in Alan J. Pakula's 1978 western, released on Blu-ray for the first time by the BFI in September.
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Bloody New Year
Bloody Terror: Bloody New Year
blu-ray review | 21 August 2019
In his final review from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort enjoys some elements of a film that ultimately falls some way short of its potential, and rounds off his coverage of what is definitely one of the multi-disc Blu-ray releases of the year.
High 5
20 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Inseminoid
In his fourth review of films in Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort revisits a film he was never a fan of and still finds things to gripe about, but also some unexpected positives, notably in the subtext and Judy Geeson's performance.

News story
19 Aug 2019
Trilogy of Life: Three films by Pier Paolo Pasolini on Blu-ray in September
A trio of 1970s masterpieces of pre-modern world literature from Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini – The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales and Arabian Nights – come to UK Blu-ray in a single set from the BFI in September.

Film review
18 Aug 2019
Blinded by the Light
If left-leaning, working class hero Bruce Springsteen really was ‘The Boss’ then the US might stand a chance of redeeming itself. Blinded by the Light is the story of how one man’s universal art can soar over cultural hurdles. Camus takes that long walk…

16 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Terror
In the third of his reviews from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort is plunged headlong into a lively, sometimes logic-free but well cast, enjoyable and visually attractive explosion of horror borrowings with an authentically giallo feel.

14 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Prey
In his second review from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort gets to grips with a film that doesn't unfold as expected and proves to be a multi-layered and disarmingly involving relationship drama in sf-horror clothing.

News story
13 Aug 2019
Pickup Alley & The Far Country on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in November
Arrow has announced its November Blu-ray releases on the Arrow Academy label, the stylish, long-unseen crime gem Pickup Alley and one of five western collaborations between James Stewart and Anthony Mann, The Far Country.

News story
13 Aug 2019
New release date and superb new extras for Arrow's Oldboy box set
The release of Arrow's highly anticipated 3-disc Blu-ray release of Park Chan-wook's Oldboy has been delayed due to contractual issues, but there's compensation a-plenty in new extras that will make this the definitive release of the film.

12 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror: Satan's Slave
In the first of his reviews from Indicator's Bloody Terror: The Shocking Cinema of Norman J. Warren 1976-1987 box set, Gort is surprised by just how good Warren's first venture into the horror genre is, and there's much to explore and enjoy on this first disc in the collection.

12 Aug 2019
The Incident
Disparate passengers are terrorised by two dangerous hoodlums in the car of a New York City subway train at night in Larry Peerce's taut and terrifying 1967 blend biting social drama and nail-biting thriller. Slarek jumps on board with Eureka's Blu-ray and wonders fearfully what he would do if this was for real.

10 Aug 2019
Bloody Terror and the recent scarcity of new reviews
Reviews have been a bit thin on the ground of late. In our latest blog, Slarek briefly outlines why and explains why our upcoming review for Indicator's new Norman J. Warren box is going to be posted a little differently to the site norm.

News story
10 Aug 2019
Rarely seen Carol Reed and Powell & Pressburger titles in August
Network Distributing has announced the August release of two more titles in The British Film collection on Blu-ray & DVD, Michale Powell and Emeric Pressburger's Oh... Rosalinda! and Carol Reed's final film Follow Me.

News story
9 Aug 2019
Alan Parker's Angel Heart on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in October
Mickey Rourke plays private detective Harry Angel, who accepts a job from a mysterious client played by Robert De Niro in Alan Parker's dark and riveting neo-noir, which is coming to UHD, Blu-ray, DVD and digital in a new 4K restoration from Studiocanal.

News story
8 Aug 2019
Eureka announces its October 2019 Blu-ray and DVD line-up
Eureka has confirmed its October release slate, which features King Hu's wuxia classic The Fate of Lee Khan, action-thriller The Dogs of War, Stephen King and George Romero collaboration The Dark Half and a five film Blu-ray box set of films by the legendary Samuel Fuller.

News story
8 Aug 2019
Losey, Attenborough, Koch and Parker on Indicator Blu-ray in October
Indicator has announced its October Blu-ray releases, namely Joseph Losey's Brit noir Time Without Pity, Richard Attenborough's epic Young Winston, Howard Koch's police drama Badge 373 and Alan Parker’s Vietnam vet story Birdy.

Recent reviews and articles
1 Aug 2019
The Legacy
An American couple who unexpectedly become guests in an English country house where odd things are afoot in the first feature from Jagged Edge director Richard Marquand. Gort finds things to enjoy in a film that sometimes falls victim to its borrowings and the familiarity of some of its story components.

Film review
24 Jul 2019
Let’s say you have a successful back catalogue and an odd but business driven aversion to total originality. So you throw technology at the old stories. The Jungle Book worked. Easy executive decision, right? Camus "be done seen 'bout everything…" But does Dumbo fly?

21 Jul 2019
Coming Home
The destructive impact of the Vietnam War on those who fought in it is movingly explored in one of director Hal Ashby's most critically and commercially successful films. Slarek revisits a gripping, brilliantly performed work from a golden era for socially conscious American cinema on a fine Blu-ray from Eureka.

9 Jul 2019
A successful Los Angeles radio station comes into conflict with its corporate owners over advertising plans in cinematographer John A. Alonzo's light-hearted, music-driven drama. Slarek likes how it all begins but is less enthralled by where it subsequently takes him. Great soundtrack, though!

Film review
8 Jul 2019
Apollo 11
History is a vast presentation of subjective interpretation written in books. By the winners. In 1969, when mankind realised a potential it has now tragically discarded, words were joined by TV, 16mm, 35mm and 70mm film. Camus is stunned anew at Apollo 11...

7 Jul 2019
Cujo and the problem of how to end a movie
In a hugely belated blog, Slarek belatedly follows up his review of Eureka's Blu-ray release of Lewis Teague's excellent Cujo with a spoiler-littered look at some issues he has with with the film's final scene and how ending a movie well can sometimes prove a challenge.

Film review
4 Jul 2019
"Scrambled eggs... oh my baby, how I love your legs..." was the placeholder lyric for the most covered and arguably the most famous song in the world. Its eventual title is also that of Richard Curtis’ and Danny Boyle’s movie love-letter to the Beatles. Camus wonders why she had to go... (she wouldn’t say).

2 Jul 2019
Last Hurrah for Chivalry & Hand of Death: Two Films by John Woo
Two of John Woo's early martial arts films have been restored and brought together in a splendid new Blu-ray package by Eureka. Slarek revisits these key works in Woo's career, ones that paved the way for his later Heroic Bloodshed movies.

24 Jun 2019
Ray Winstone is electrifying as the put-upon borstal inmate who grabs power fom the incumbent 'daddy' in Alan Clarke and Roy Minton's brilliant feature remake of their equally brilliant but banned TV play. Slarek revisits a key film of his teenage years on Indicator's superb new Blu-ray.

Film review
24 Jun 2019
Toy Story 4
This writer has a twenty-year history with Woody and Buzz. His son was three when the first one came out and is now pushing twenty-three. He grew up with the toys and the films. Camus had some reservations but does emotionally engage with Toy Story 4