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Frank Henenlotter’s Brain Damage on Dual Format in May
news | 25 Feb 2017
One of Basket Case and Frankenhooker director Frank Henenlotter’s zaniest, most bad taste films comes to to a well featured Dual Format edition on both sides of the Atlantic from Arrow Video in May.
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The Last Detail
The Last Detail
blu-ray review | 23 Feb 2017
Hugely talented editor/director Hal Ashby has a bunch of credits any one of which would be a shining star in anyone’s oeuvre. One of these is 1973’s The Last Detail. Camus revels in Jack Nicholson’s inner Tourette’s Jack Tar on Indicator's impressive new dual format release.
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A Man for All Seasons
blu-ray review | 21 Feb 2017
Playwright Robert Bolt’s stage production of A Man for All Seasons came to the screen in 1966. It’s rooted in the notion that a man can hold an absolute belief in God and, at risk to his own life, maintain it. Camus goes back to the 16th century…
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23 Feb 2017
The Blue Lagoon on UK dual format from Eureka in April
Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins are shipwrecked on an idyllic tropical island and learn to cope with physical and emotional changes in Randal Kleiser's sensuous drama, coming to UK dual format in April from Eureka Entertainment.

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23 Feb 2017
Visconti's The Innocent & De Sica's Umberto D on Blu-ray & DVD in April
Independent label CultFilms have announced the UK Blu-ray and DVD release of a pair of classic films from two Italian masters, Luchino Visconti's 1976 The Innocent and Vittorio De Sica's 1952 Umberto D.

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22 Feb 2017
Tampopo and 12 Angry Men on Blu-ray from Criterion UK in May
The Criterion Collection UK and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have confirmed their May Blu-ray releases, Juzo Itami's "ramen western" Tampopo and Sidney Lumet's jury room masterpiece 12 Angry Men.

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22 Feb 2017
Early Martin Scorsese double on DVD in March
As the BFI Southbank’s Martin Scorsese season draws to a close, the BFI have announced the March DVD release of two early Scorsese films, Who's That Knocking at My Door and Alice Doesn't Live Here Any More.

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21 Feb 2017
Melody (aka S.W.A.L.K.) on DVD, Blu-ray, EST in April
Alan Parker's first screenplay, his first collaboration with producer David Puttnam and a favourite film of director Wes Anderson, the 1971 Melody is coming to UK Blu-ray, DVD and EST in April from Studiocanal.

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21 Feb 2017
Hong Kong actioners Three & Sword Master on disc & digital in March/April
Johnny To's action thriller Three comes to Digital Download in March, while Derek Yee and Tsui Hark's period actioner Sword Master comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April, both from Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.

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20 Feb 2017
A United Kingdom on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in March
Amma Asante's acclaimed film, the true story of the King of Bechuanaland and the London office worker he married, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD in March from Twentieth Century Fox and Pathé
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20 Feb 2017
La Strada back in cinemas in May, on Blu-ray, DVD & EST in June
Federico Fellini's 1954 masterpiece has been newly restored and returns to UK cinemas in May and comes to Blu-ray, DVD and EST the following month from Studiocanal and the Independent Cinema Office.

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20 Feb 2017
Arrow Academy announces its May Blu-ray and DVD titles
Arrow has announced its May Arrow Academy titles, a typically seductive collection that includes My Life as a Dog, The Untamed, Spotlight on a Murderer and box set of films featuring all four Marx Brothers.

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20 Feb 2017
Walter Hill's directorial debut Hard Times on dual format in April
Charles Bronson stars as a drifter turned bare knuckle fighter who teams up with hustler James Coburn in Walter Hill's directorial debut, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut in a dual format set from Masters of Cinema in April.

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17 Feb 2017
Classic giallo, cult crime and gore from Arrow in May
Arrow has announced its May Blu-ray and DVD releases, and as ever they're a treat for cult movie fans: Phenomena, The Climber, Cops vs Thugs, Brain Damage and Evil Ed. Argento, Henenlotter and more!

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17 Feb 2017
Jackie Chan action-comedy Drunken Master on dual format in April
Eureka Entertainment are to release Jackie Chan's game-changing action-comedy martial arts classic Drunken Master on dual format in April as part of the Masters of Cinema series, with a new HD restoration and special features.

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16 Feb 2017
Critically acclaimed documentary Uncertain lands UK release in March
Ewan McNicol and Anna Sandilands' visually stunning and disarmingly funny portrait of the literal and figurative troubled waters of Uncertain, Texas comes to the ICA cinema and On-Demand in the UK in March.

16 Feb 2017
The BFI announces its May Blu-ray and DVD releases
The BFI has announced its May dual format releases, which include Alan Clarke's Rita, Sue and Bob Too, Max Ophuls’ Madame de… and Ross Lipman's kino-essay featuring Buster Keaton, NOTFILM.

14 Feb 2017
Jackie Chan, Walter Hill and more from Eureka in April
Eureka today announced its April release slate, whiCh includes Jackie Chan comedy martial arts classic Drunken Master and Walter Hill's tasty directorial debut, Hard Times, which gave Charles Bronson one of his best roles.

14 Feb 2017
Arrow to release critically acclaimed documentary Gleason in March
Director Clay Tweel's acclaimed documentary portrait of former American football star Steve Gleason, who is diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease at the age of 34, comes to UK cinemas in March from Arrow Films.

19 Feb
2017
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Sam Peckinpah's most personal film was released late last month by Arrow on Limited Edition Blu-ray. Slarek is late with his review, in part because of the multiple viewings the film demanded, but also because it took so long to watch the extraordinary collection of extras.

Film Review
13 Feb
2017
Hidden Figures
Boasting a charming and multi-layered title, Hidden Figures provides a slice of history rarely acknowledged or portrayed in popular fact-based fiction. Camus finds that this Oscar nominated drama is perfectly timed to remind us how absurd racism actually is...

10 Feb
2017
Cover Girl
Gene Kelly, Rita Hayworth and Phil Silvers star in Charles Vidor's exuberant 1944 musical whose best numbers really are show-stoppers. For Slarek, it's the perfect tonic for troubled times, especially looking as good as it does on the Blu-ray from Eureka's dual format release.

Film Review
3 Feb
2017
Destruction Babies
Yagira Yûga plays Taira, a teen who gets his kicks getting into fights with just about everyone he meets in director Mariko Tetsuya's troubling but compelling nihilistic drama, which opens today at the ICA in London, courtesy of Third Window Films.

2 Feb
2017
The New Centurions
George C. Scott and Stacy Keach star in Richard Fleischer's 1972 film adaptation of detective turned author Joseph Wambaugh's first police novel. Slarek is still a little divided on its merits, but there's good stuff here, and it's well served by Indicator's new dual format release.

27 Jan
2017
Raising Cain
Brian De Palma has directed some terrific films and even when he’s misfiring, he still invites examination by the truckload. Raising Cain is a real curio, one that Camus enjoyed as a fascinating, guilty pleasure, split into two of course...

Film Review
29 Jan
2017
Chi-Raq
Spike Lee's most recent non-documentary feature, an update of the Ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes, was released in UK cinemas back in December, but is still available on BFI Player. Lord Summerisle had high hopes, but you can't always get what you want...

27 Jan
2017
Vampires
Quite possibly the best film in John Carpenter's uneven late career output, this muscular melding of horror and action movie sees James Woods heading up a band of Vatican sponsored vampire hunters, and looks pristine on the Blu-ray in Indicator's upcoming dual format release.

22 Jan
2017
The Black Society Trilogy
Three early works from prolific Japanese director Miike Takashi, linked by common themes of multiculturalism and the surrogate family unit, have been brought together by Arrow in a single dual format set. Slarek goes gangland style and reviews The Black Society Trilogy.

22 Jan
2017
Creepy
Director Kurosawa Kiyoshi returns to the dark thrillers with which he made his name on the international market with Creepy, released tomorrow on dual format by Eureka as part of the Masters of Cinema series. Slarek revisits one of last year's favourites.

DVD review
16 Jan
2017
Kiss the Blood Off My Hands
New site writer Clydefro Jones reviews Norman Foster's little seen and too often forgotten 1948 Film Noir starring Joan Fontaine and Burt Lancaster, available in the US as a manufactured-on-demand DVD from Universal's Vault Series.

16 Jan
2017
Metropolis
Not a re-release of Fritz Lang's 1927 science fiction masterpiece, but a bewitching 2001 anime feature that draws inspiration from it. Slarek goes underground with the robots in the big city and reviews the Blu-ray from Eureka's new dual format release.

13 Jan
2017
To Sir, With Love / Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Camus offers an appreciation of pioneering actor Sidney Poitier and reviews two of his key films from 1967, To Sir, With Love and Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, and their recent, feature-packed Blu-ray releases from Indicator.

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13 Jan
2017
Slarek's Blu-ray and DVD picks of 2016
In a year when great disc releases were just raining down, Slarek picks 25 of his favourite UK Blu-ray and DVD releases of 2016 and reflects on the number of titles he didn't get around to seeing or recviewing.

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9 Jan
2017
Slarek's film and TV picks of 2016
Just over a week into 2017, Slarek looks back at what was a seriously crappy year for just about everything except film and picks 21 film and TV titles that he really enjoyed over the past 12 months.

5 Jan
2017
Fright Night
Either two weeks late or four months early, we've decided to post our review of the Blu-ray from Eureka's terrific dual format release of one of Tom Holland's superb 80s vampire movie, even though you'll probably have trouble getting your hands on a copy for a little while yet.

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