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Cukor, Deitch & Gilliam on UK Criterion Blu-ray in November
news | 23 Aug 2017
George Cukor's classic romantic comedy The Philadelphia Story, Donna Deitch's tender lesbian love story Desert Hearts and Terry Gilliam's adsurdist comedy Jabberwocky come to UK Blu-ray from Criterion & Sony in November.
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Atomic Blonde
Atomic Blonde
film review | 19 Aug 2017
With a canny choice of roles in the last few years, South African Hollywood star, Charlize Theron has helped redefine the action heroine. After the success of Wonder Woman, Theron is carrying the baton with some alacrity. Camus applauds the female spy…
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Clash
Clash
blu-ray review | 12 Aug 2017
To conflicts and divisions of post-revolutionary Egypt are grippingly explored in Mohamed Diab's tense, thought-provoking and claustrophobic record of 12 hours in the back of a police van. Slarek sweats it out with the protestors on the Blu-ray in Arrow's impressive dual format set.
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21 Aug 2017
Arrow announces its November Arrow Academy titles
Unmissable box sets of film noir and French classics, a Japanese Oscar winner, and a magnificent 1950s biopic are all coming to feature-rich Blu-ray and DVD sets in November on the Arrow Academy label.

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18 Aug 2017
Another electic collection of Blu-ray & DVD treats from Arrow in November
A snowy horror sci-fi, a contemporary thriller, a Fifties sci-fi frightener, as well as a jailhouse classic, a cult Brit crime comedy, and a limited edition collection of a Japanese auteur’s early works from Arrow in November.

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18 Aug 2017
Indicator to focus on Blu-ray only releases from this point on
Today, Powerhouse Films confirmed what had been hinted in this last press release, that September will see the last of their dual format releases and from October onwards all Indicator titles will be on Blu-ray only.

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16 Aug 2017
Richard Fleischer's The Vikings on Blu-ray from Eureka in October
Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis, Ernest Borgnine and Janet Leigh star in Richard Fleischer's rip-roaring and visually striking action adventure, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in October as part of the Eureka Classics collection.

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16 Aug 2017
The Villainess hits UK cinemas and digital HD in September
Thirst actor Kim Ok-bin stars as a girl pressured into training as a top government assassin in director Jung Byung-gil's stylish action thriller, which comes to UK cinemas and Digital HD in September from Arrow Films.

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16 Aug 2017
1958 Dunkirk restored on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download in September
Directed by Leslie Norman and with a cast that includes John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee, the 1958 Dunkirk comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download in September in a new restoration from Studiocanal.

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15 Aug 2017
Belle de Jour restored & more Buñuel on Blu-ray, DVD & download in October
One of Luis Buñuel's most celebrated works is to be released in a new 50th Anniversary 4K restoration on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from Studiocanal in October, and also as part of a 7-film Buñuel box set.

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15 Aug 2017
Blood Simple: Director's Cut hits cinemas, Blu-ray, DVD & EST in October
The (shorter) Director's Cut of the Coen Brothers' inventive and stylish noir thriller debut feature is coming to UK cinemas, Blu-ray, DVD and EST in a new 4K restoration in October from Studiocanal and ICO.

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10 Aug 2017
Blake Edwards' The Party on Eureka Classic Blu-ray in October
The partnership between director Blake Edwards and leading man Peter Sellers the began with The Pink Panther continued with cult favourite The Party, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in October from Eureka Classics.

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10 Aug 2017
Three Films by Ken Loach on Blu-ray and DVD in September
Three of Ken Loach's most compelling meldings of character-driven drama, social injustice and contemporary politics – Riff Raff, Raining Stones and Ladybird, Ladybird – come to UK Blu-ray and DVD in September from the BFI.

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10 Aug 2017
Hammer box set and more British Blu-ray horror from Indicator in October
Fans of classic British horror will be in pig heaven this Halloween, as Indicator have announced a Blu-ray box set of Hammer Films titles, plus two more British horror-thrillers, all restored and with quality special features.

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9 Aug 2017
Mike Leigh's Life is Sweet on dual format in September
One of Mike Leigh's most enduring films, a family story starring Jim Broadbent, Alison Steadman, Jane Horrocks and Claire Skinner, lands a UK dual format release from the BFI in September.

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5 Aug 2017
The Hammer Horror Collection hits cinemas and Blu-ray/DVD in autumn
To mark 60 years of Hammer Horror, Studiocanal and Park Circus are releasing newly restored versions of 8 of the studio's horror-thriller titles on double-play discs in September and October, with a select few landing cinema screenings.

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1 Aug 2017
Award-winning documentary The Work in UK cinemas in September
Set inside a single room in Folsom Prison, The Work follows three men from outside as they participate in a four-day group therapy retreat with level-four convicts, and it come to UK cinemas in September from Dogwoof.

4 Aug
2017
Psycho II
Is making a sequel to a bona fide classic the act of a (ahem) lunatic or a once acolyte to the master whose confidence in honouring the original was high? Camus reconnects with Psycho II and his much missed close friend, director Richard Franklin…

3 Aug
2017
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen
26 years before Terry Gilliam's distinctive take on the adventures of master yarn-spinner Baron Munchausen, celebrated Czech director Karel Zeman delivered what remains the most distinctive Munchausen film of all, which shines on Second Run's superb Blu-ray.

24 Jul
2017
Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft
G.W. Pabst's 1930 anti-war drama, Westfront 1918, and his 1931 plea for international unity, Kameradschaft, are two of the best and most forward-looking films you're likely to see all year. Slarek salutes the films, their humanist message, and Masters of Cinema's superb Blu-ray.

24 Jul
2017
Mickey One
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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23 Jul
2017
War for the Planet of the Apes
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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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.

Film Review
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.

Film Review
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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