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John Boorman's 70s dystopian fantasy Zardoz on Blu-ray in September
The gun is good! The penis is evil! Sean Connery stars in John Boorman's downright peculiar 1974 dystopian science-fiction fantasy, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in September courtesy of Arrow Video.
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Train carriage werewolf horror Howl in cinemas & on DVD in October

3 September 2015

Young ambitious ticket collector Joe is overseeing the last train out of London on a dark and stormy night – the usual collection of passengers on board from the obnoxious teen to the workaholic businesswoman. Suddenly the train screeches to a halt in a forest after hitting something on the tracks, but the investigating driver never returns.

Realising an unknown and dangerous threat is lurking in the woods the disparate group of strangers must work together in order to survive a common feral enemy.

Taking its cue from the likes of Snowpiercer and Europa (well, maybe), the Allen Ginsbergian titled Howl is set almost entirely aboard a train, a Brit monster-feature from former effects makeup man Paul Hyett, director of 2012 The Seasoning House. It stars Ed Speleers (Downton Abbey), Holly Weston (Dementamania), Elliot Cowan (Narcopolis) and Amit Shah (The Infidel).

Opinion so far has been a little devided, but there's some good word out there, with Anton Bitel cliaming that it "comes with just enough meat on its bone to make for a satisfying snack", while Luke Owen at The Flickering Myth called it "the best werewolf horror in years."

Howl will be released in UK cinemas on 16th October 2015 and on UK DVD on 26th October 2015 by Metrodome at an as yet unspecified RRP.

No details of any extra features yet, or a DVD cover image.

I have to admit, the trailer doesn't look half bad...