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Classic science fiction series Doomwatch on DVD in April
news | 8 Feb 2016
All of the surviving episodes of series 1-3 of the groundbreaking British science fiction series Doomwatch are to make their long-awaited UK DVD debut as a 7-disc set from Simply Media in April.
Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead
DVD review | 7 Feb 2016
Gary Oldman and Tim Roth are divine as the title characters in Tom Stoppard's film adaptation of his own breakthrough play, which is released on UK DVD as a 2-disc, 25th Anniversary Edition tomorrow from RLJ Entertainment.
Hana-Bi
blu-ray review | 1 Feb 2016
Takeshi Kitano stars as a police detective who takes extraordinary steps to give his dying wife a final holiday in one of Kitano's own finest achievements as a director, given a most welcome Blu-ray upgrade by Third Window Films.
5 Feb 2016
Britfilms Bond Street and Ha'penny Breeze on DVD in February
The latest two drama titles in Network's 'The British Film' collection have been announced (a couple of days ago, actually), the 1948 Bond Street and the 1950 Ha'penny Breeze, bot of which are released on DVD this month.
4 Feb 2016
Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1900 (Novecento) on Blu-ray in April
Bernardo Bertolucci's epic 5-hour study of intertwined fates, featuring an extraordinary international cast, makes its UK Blu-ray debut in April from Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series.
4 Feb 2016
The BFI announces its April–June Blu-ray and DVD line-up
Alan Clarke, William Shakespeare and Cliff Richard all feature, alongside the reappraised A Month in the Country and the thought lost 1974 Symptoms, in the BFI's Blu-ray and DVD April to June line-up.
4 Feb 2016
Conspiracy thriller Three Days of the Condor on dual format in April
One of the finest political thrillers of the 1970s is even more scarily relevant today than it was on its release, and makes its Blu-ray debut as part of a dual format edition in April from Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series.
3 Feb 2016
Todd Haynes' acclaimed Carol on Blu-ray, DVD and digital HD in March
A big critical hit and nominated for a slew of Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA awards, Todd Haynes' adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Price of Salt comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and digital in March from StrudioCanal.
3 Feb 2016
Vertov's Man With a Movie Camera on 4-disc dual format in April
Voted the greatest documentary of all time in a 2014 Sight & Sound poll, Dziga Vertov's 1929 masterpiece comes to UK Limited Edition 4-disc dual format complete with 4 of his other films in April from Eureka Masters of Cinema.
3 Feb 2016
Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke from the BFI
This is BIG news. The BFI are to screen every surviving work by the late great director Alan Clarke in March and April, and release them all on Blu-ray and DVD in May and June. We're getting light-headed at the prospect.
2 Feb 2016
High 5: Five (er, Seven) early films from director Kitano Takeshi
One of the rare highlights of a period when the slasher movie was in decline, Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash favourite comes to UK dual format this month from Arrow Video.
2 Feb 2016
Stalk-and-slash favourite The Mutilator on dual format in February
One of the rare highlights of a period when the slasher movie was in decline, Buddy Cooper’s sickening stalk-and-slash favourite comes to UK dual format this month from Arrow Video.
29 Jan 2016
Britfilm duo Sensation and Suspected Person on DVD in February
Network continue to add new titles to their ongoing 'The British Film' collection, and the latest two are 1930s crime drama Sensation and 1940s crime thriller Suspected Person.
29 Jan 2016
Documentary thriller Welcome to Leith on DVD in March
The story of a tiny prarie town in North Dakota facing a legal takeover by white supremacists is the subject of Michael Beach Nichols and Christopher K. Walker's tense documentary, coming to UK DVD in March from Metrodome.
29 Jan 2016
Pam Grier stars in Sheba, Baby on Blu-ray and DVD in February
The glorious Pam Grier stars in cult filmmaker William Girdler's 1975 blaxploitation crime drama, another terrific looking release from the Arrow Video stable on dual format in February.
28 Jan 2016
Documentary feature Three Days in Auschwitz on DVD in May
Film director, Philippe Mora and music legend Eric Clapton have joined forces to co-produce a very personal film detailing life and death in the Auschwitz concentration camp, which comes to UK DVD in February from Screenbound.
28 Jan 2016
British Musicals of the 1930s v5 & Aldwych Farces v4 on DVD in February
Four British musicals and two Aldwych Farces, all from the 1930s, are coming to UK DVD in two multi-film volumes in February from Network as part of their ongoing 'The British Film' collection.
28 Jan 2016
Abel Gance's Napoleon in cinemas and on Blu-ray & DVD this autumn
One of greatest of all silent films, a newly restored print of Abel Gance's epic, groundbreaking 1927 Napoleon will be released in UK cinemas and on Blu-ray and DVD this autumn.
23 Jan 2016
Mario Bava's Five Dolls for an August Moon on dual format in February
Arrow video are to add another Blu-ray and DVD title to their already flush collection of works by Italian giallo master Mario Bava when they release his 1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon on dual format in February.
26 Jan
2016
The Friends of Eddie Coyle
Robert Mitchum is sublime as an ageing criminal whose career is in decline in Peter Yates' superb, dialogue driven 1973 crime drama, newly released on UK Blu-ray in a dual format edition by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series.
24 Jan
2016
The Ninja Trilogy
The three action movies from Cannon Films that kicked off a ninja exploitation craze in the 1980s have been brought together in a single Blu-ray and DVD set by Eureka. Gort dons his robes and whips out his shurikens...
21 Jan
2016
The Big Short
The recent banking crisis has trickled down to affect an enormous number of people. Its aftermath is still being felt today. Not a lot of laughs there, you’d think. Director Adam McKay would like to prove otherwise. Camus has his fund hedged…
16 Jan
2016
A narrowed but richly flowered field: Slarek's favourite discs of 2015
A little later than intended due to family illness, Slarek takes a trip through 20 of his favourite Blu-ray and DVD releases of 2015, and looks at why so many are from the same three highly respected distributors.
14 Jan
2016
The Revenant
After the technical tour de force that was Birdman, director Alejandro G. Iñárritu chose to kick off his shoes and take it nice and easy for his follow up. You think? The Revenant is an astonishing survival story shot mostly for real. Camus grits his teeth…
11 Jan
2016
Just for One Day: a tribute to David Bowie
On the day that we lost one of the great musical talents of the modern ages, Slarek and Camus pay tribute to his film work and pick a few personal favourite performances and musical moments.
7 Jan
2016
The Hateful Eight
Quentin Tarantino has forged a career propelled by a self-belief that is almost unassailable. His latest is a bloody and intriguing Agatha Christiesque whodunit well served by a terrific cast. Camus straps on two six-shooters...
4 Jan
2016
Slarek's film and TV picks for 2015
As he slowly gets back up to full speed whilst managing an ongoing family crisis, Slarek picks 20 of his favourite films and TV shows from the past 12 months, with his picks for 20 Blu-ray and DVD titles soon to follow. Updated.
31 Dec
2015
Believe it or not...
Either something on screen convinces you of its reality or it doesn’t. Many filmmakers are now embracing the more time honoured special effect techniques and using CG to clean up afterwards. Camus charts a welcome trend…
21 Dec
2015
Shane
Alan Ladd has the role of his career as a gunslinger with a mysterious past in George Stevens' still magnificent 1953 western masterpiece Shane. Slarek revisits a favourite film and reviews the recent Masters of Cinema limited edition Blu-ray.
18 Dec
2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
The anticipation of 1999’s plastic mish-mash The Phantom Menace has been usurped by the global-wide desire for a new, ‘real’ Star Wars movie. Can director J.J. Abrams satisfy the tsunami of new hope? Camus is not a Jedi yet…
7 Dec
2015
Day of the Outlaw
Robert Ryan stars as a tough rancher at odds with a local farmer, a feud that is interrupted by the arrival of a gang of outlaws in the final western from director André De Toth. Slarek saddles up and takes Masters of Cinema's new Blu-ray for a ride.
5 Dec 2015
Bridge of Spies
Steven Spielberg’s ‘cinefication’ of American history continues with Bridge of Spies, a cold war drama with earnest performances, simplified politics and the usual Spielbergian overstatement. Camus ducks and covers…
3 Dec 2015
Chemsex
Sex and drugs have always been linked in rock 'n' roll legend, but they've become more troubling intertwined in an addiction that's having an impact on London's gay community. Slarek learns a lot from William Fairman and Max Gogarty's revealing documentary.
29 Nov
2015
The Reflecting Skin
Slarek has never embraced Philip Ridley's visually striking debut feature as enthusiastically as some others, but still admires its artistry and suggestive ambiguity, and not since its theatrical release has it looked as lovely as it does on Soda's superbly featured Blu-ray.
28 Nov
2015
The Quiet Man
The quintessential American western director John Ford enjoyed a huge and deserved reputation as one of the best Hollywood filmmakers. His love of his parent’s homeland made the making of The Quiet Man inevitable… Camus reviews the film, Slarek the new Blu-ray.
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