David Cronenberg's feature debut Shivers on dual format in October
news | 30 Sep 2014
The film that set the style of Cronenberg body horror features for years to come has been restored for a tastily featured October dual format release from Arrow Films.
Countess Dracula
blu-ray review | 26 Sep 2014
Ingrid Pitt shines as Countess Elisabeth Nádasdy (née Báthory) in a too often undervalued late period Hammer feature. Slarek revisits a fine film and an impressive collection of extras on Network's recently released UK Blu-ray.
A Touch of Sin
blu-ray review | 22 Sep 2014
Jia Zhangke's four story allegory of the changing face of modern China is compelling but intermittently violent cinema. For Slarek it's one of the director's finest films yet, and it looks great on Arrow's UK Blu-ray.
Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari
Robert Wiene's 1920 silent masterpiece has the most expressionistic production design in cinema history and some of the most unsettling imagery of the silent era. Looks fab on this new Masters of Cinema Blu-ray, and the extras are splendid.
The Medusa Touch
Richard Burton plays a man who can create catastrophe with the power of his mind In Jack Gold's undervalued adaptation of Peter Van Greenaway's novel, which has a fab supporting cast. Network's Blu-ray looks good and sports a terrific commentary track.
A Touch of Sin
Jia Zhangke's compelling four story critique of the encroachment of capitalism in modern day China is not for the faint-hearted – the violence is intermittent, but when it comes it hits like an electric shock. Review soon.

Borowczyk and me
blog | 31 August 2014
As he begins work on a series of reviews of Arrow Academy's superb Walerian Borowczyk Blu-ray releases, Slarek reflects on how little he once knew about this celebrated filmmaker and looks forward to a week immersed in his work.

Top 5 Prison and Prison Themed Movies
high 5 | 20 September 2014
Inspired by Arrow’s recent Blu-ray release of Jules Dassin’s superb 1947 Brute Force, genre fans Camus and Slarek each pick five of their all time favourite prison movies and prison-themed dramas.

D.W. Griffith's Intolerence on Blu-ray in December from Masters of Cinema
news | 30 Sep 2014
D.W. Griffith's 1916 silent masterpiece of Love's Struggle Through the Ages makes its UK Blu-ray premiere in December from Eureka! as part of the Masters of Cinema series.
Gomorrah (the series) on DVD, Blu-ray and download in October
news | 30 Sep 2014
The highly acclaimed TV spin-off series of Matteo Garrone’s superb feature film adaptation of Robert Saviano’s book comes to UK DVD, Blu-ray and download next month from Arrow Films.
The Killing Fields 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray in November
news | 30 Sep 2014
Screenwriter Bruce Robinson director Roland Joffe's celebrated drama set during the Cambodian Year Zero comes to UK Blu-ray as a 30th Anniversary edition from Studiocanal.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre 40th Anniversary Blu-ray in November
news | 29 Sep 2014
A new 4K restoration of Tobe Hooper's towering horror masterpiece is the centrepiece of a richly featured 40th anniversary Blu-ray and Limited Edition Steelbook from Second Sight.
1979 sf-horror mash-up The Visitor on dual format in October
news | 29 Sep 2014
A bizarre blend of The Exorcist, The Omen and Close Encounters of the Third Kind that evolved into cult cinema comes to UK dual format early October from Arrow Films.
Kim Ki-duk's Moebius on DVD and VOD in October
news | 29 Sep 2014
Controversial and confrontational and bereft of traditional dialogue, Kim Ki-duk's shocking and compelling Moebius comes to UK DVD and VOD in October from Terracotta.
80s martial arts actioner Hero of Shaolin on DVD and VOD in November
news | 29 Sep 2014
A multi-titled Taiwanese martial arts actioner from 1984 comes to UK DVD and VOD with its old-school English dub in November from Terracotta.
Peccadillo announce their Q4 2014 home entertainment releases
news | 25 Sep 2014
Peccadillo Pictures have confirmed the details (well, most of them) for their October to December 2014 DVD and On-Demand home entertainment releases.
Catherine Breillat's adult drama Romance on DVD in November
news | 24 Sep 2014
Director Catherine Breillat's sexually explicit 1999 French drama Romance returns to UK DVD after a gap of many years in November from Second Sight.
Nordic Noir crime drama The Hour of the Lynx on DVD in October
news | 24 Sep 2014
2013 Scandinavian crime drama The Hour of the Lynx [I lossens time] comes to UK DVD in October from Arrow Films as part of their Nordic Noir label.
Australian TV thriller Secrets & Lies on DVD in November
news | 24 Sep 2014
Soon to be appearing as an American remake, Australian TV thriller series Secrets & Lies arrives on UK DVD in November from RLJ Entertainment.
Two Days, One Night on DVD and Blu-ray in October
news | 23 Sep 2014
The latest feature from the Dardenne brothers and their fourth to be nominated for the Palme D'Or comes to UK DVD and Blu-ray in October from Artificial Eye.

Wolf Creek 2
dvd review | 15 Sep 2014
Aussie psycho Mick Taylor returns in Greg Mclean's tense and graphically violent sequel to his own famously punishing 2005 original. It probably looks superb on Entertainment One's Blu-ray, but Gort only has the DVD to play with.
Immoral Tales
blu-ray review | 15 Sep 2014
A turning point in the career of Walerian Borowczyk, the 1974 Immoral Tales is erotic cinema of a rather special kind, and it looks superb on the Blu-ray in Arrow's gorgeously featured dual format release, says Slarek.
Brute Force
blu-ray review | 13 Sep 2014
At the start of a truly great Hollywood career behind and in front of the lens, Burt Lancaster – on the heels of his first screen role in The Killers – stars as a desperate prisoner in Brute Force. Camus catches up with him in stir.
Twins of Evil
blu-ray review | 10 Sep 2014
Gort looks kindly on the 1971 Twins of Evil, the third film in Hammer's Karnstein trilogy, inspired by the writings of Sheridan Le Fanu and looking rather impressive on Network's recently released Blu-ray.
blu-ray review | 8 Sep 2014
Polish maestro Walerian Borowczyk's third feature film is Slarek's personal favourite, a beautifully structured and filmed medieval tragedy, handsomely presented on the Blu-ray from Arrow Academy's splendidly featured dual format release.
Goto Isle of Love
blu-ray review | 5 Sep 2014
Slarek falls head over heels for Walerian Borowczyk's bewitching first live action feature, meticulously restored as the result of a successful Kickstarter campaign and looking terrific on the Blu-ray from Arrow's well featured dual format release.
Walerian Borowczyk Short Films and Animation
blu-ray review | 1 Sep 2014
The first of our reviews of the Arrow Academy restorations of works by Polish master Walerian Borowczyk looks at a stunning compilation of his early short films and his first feature. Slarek is amazed by what he sees and hears.
dvd review | 29 Aug 2014
A Japanese serial killer grooms an Indonesian journalist into following in his footsteps in the Mo Brothers' dark and disturbing thriller. Slarek dives into the abyss and reviews Lionsgate's disappointingly extras-free UK DVD.
Faust, eine deutsche Volkssage
blu-ray review | 28 Aug 2014
F. W. Murnau's astonishing cinematic rendition of Goethe's take on everyone's favourite German folk tale gets a fine Blu-ray upgrade as part of the recently released Masters of Cinema dual format package. Slarek joyfully dances with the Devil...
Frau im Monde.
blu-ray review | 25 Aug 2014
Fritz Lang's 1929 blend of fanciful and visionary science fiction with relationship drama makes the jump to Blu-ray as part of the new Masters of Cinema dual format edition. Slarek takes one small step...
The Ipcress File
blu-ray review | 22 Aug 2014
On the flipside to Connery’s Bond, there's a youthful Michael Caine mole hunting in The Ipcress File. While the era was the same, the approach to espionage was vastly different, perhaps even realistic. Camus eyes spies…
The Silent Partner
retro dvd review | 21 Aug 2014
Slarek looks back at The Silent Partner, a personal favourite Canadian cat-and-mouse thriller from 1978 scripted by Curtis Hanson that still hasn't had a UK DVD release and was released on a bare-bones US disc in 2007 by Lionsgate.

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Darlings, All – A Tribute to Richard Attenborough
article | 25 Aug 2014
There are very few consummate filmmakers out there with a CV to rival the late Richard Attenborough. From teen actor to national treasure, he always stood up for the little guy. Camus and Slarek acknowledge his passing.
Waving and Drowning
article | 25 July 2014
Who decides what's cool, what’s 'in', what’s fundamentally good? There used to be a select stratum of people who greenlit a film's production or a book's publishing. Camus asks "Do we still need so-called 'tastemakers'?"
The profundity of the primal: a tribute to H.R. Giger
article | 13 May 2014
On the day that the sad news of Swiss surrealist artist H.R. Giger's death was announced, Camus and Slarek pay brief but heartfelt tribute to his unique talent.
"'Ere, 'old up, where's Victoria?":
A tribute to Bob Hoskins

article | 2 May 2014
From On The Move’s adult literacy TV shows in the 70s via a huge diversity of roles to the twinkle-in-his-eye, shop steward of Made In Dagenham, we’ve always had a soft spot for the sadly late Bob Hoskins.
Interview with Darren Stein & Michael J. Willett
interview | 22 March 2014
Timothy E. RAW speaks to director Darren Stein and star Michael J. Willett about G.B.F., a watershed moment in the history of the teen film, and puts them both to the test, presenting them with several pairs of world-renowned divas and asking, "Who's Gayer?"
Interview with DVD/Blu-ray producer Daniel Bird
interview | 21 February 2014
Slarek talks to disc producer Daniel Bird about Polish director Walerian Borowczyk, the logistics of restoring his films, and the upcoming Borowczyk DVD & Blu-ray set from Arrow Films.
Interview with writer-director Don Coscarelli
interview | 5 February 2014
With the release date of Eureka's UK Blu-ray and DVD of John Dies at the End fast approaching, we talk to its director and Phantasm creator Don Coscarelli.
Slarek: Review of the Year
article | 16 January 2014
It's late, it's long, and it kicks of with the usual extended political moan, but Slarek has finally turned in his very personal pick of the audio-visual pleasures of 2013.
Touched by Light
article | 15 December 2013
Has life-changing cinema been irrevocably diluted by the ubiquity and immediacy of media? Content, and indeed the means by which it’s consumed, are everywhere. Camus asks "Can a movie still profoundly affect you?"
Interviews with Francesca Gregorini, Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard
interview | 26 November 2013
Available on the US iTunes store from today, this surrealistic psychological drama was one of the best of the Sundance UK 2013 line-up and it’s there that Timothy E. RAW talked to writer-director Francesca Gregorini and stars Kaya Scodelario and Aneurin Barnard.
Interview with Nicole Holofcener
interview | 17 October 2013
Timothy E. RAW meets the woman solely responsible for restoring some dignity to the modern rom-com. She tells him about the jauntily sweet Enough Said and working with the late James Gandolfini.
Interview with Matthew Fox
interview | 5 October 2013
Leading man Matthew Fox talks to Timothy E. RAW about his WWII thriller Emperor, which is on limited UK cinema release now from The Works.