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Three more DVD titles in Network's 'The British Film' collection in August
news | 28 July 2015
Network have announced a further 3 titles in 'The British Film' collection: Nor The Moon By Night, Small Hotel and The Jessie Matthews Revue: Volume 3, all of which will be released on UK DVD in August.
Quatermass
blu-ray review | 27 July 2015
The series that marked final outing for Nigel Kneale's most famous creation, the 1979 Quatermass gets a sparkling Blu-ray transfer from Network, but is it a science fiction tale or an expression of the writer's despair at the youth of his day? Slarek enters the stone circle.
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension
blu-ray review | 19 July 2015
Camus and Slarek join forces to salute writer Earl Mac Rauch and director W.D. Richter's glorious cult genre-bending one-off, which gets the Blu-ray release it has for so long deserved from Arrow Video.
28 Jul 2015
Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street on dual format in August
Richard Widmark stars in the role of a lifetime as a seasoned and cynical pickpocket who by chance lifts a microfilm of secret government documents in one of Sam Fuller's finest films, on dual format in August from Masters of Cinema. 
27 Jul 2015
Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles on DVD in August
A documentary portrait of the great Orson Welles, directed by Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Chuck Workman, comes to UK DVD in August from the BFI.
26 Jul 2015
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (the remake/sequel) on DVD in August
Coincidence? Surely not. Following Eureka's announcement of an August dual format release of the 1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Metrodome have announced a DVD release for the 2014 remake for a week before.
24 Jul 2015
Around the World with Orson Welles on Blu-ray & DVD in August
The first television production written, directed and presented by Orson Welles, a series of travelogues exploring Europe (including a thought-lost trip to the Vienna) comes to UK DVD and Blu-ray in August from the BFI.
23 Jul 2015
Classic 50s British trio on Blu-ray and DVD in August
Three British classics from the 1950s – Angels One Five, School for Scoundrels and The Happiest Days of Your Life – come to UK Blu-ray and DVD restored in August from Studiocanal.
23 Jul 2015
Norwegian crime thriller Eyewitness on DVD in September
An acclaimed crime thriller from the network behind Channel 4's recently screened financial thriller Mammon, Eyewitness [Øyevitne] comes to UK DVD in September from Simply Media.
23 Jul 2015
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! on DVD and digital download in November
The third in one of the daftest schlock horror franchieses of the modern age scales the threat up even further, and lands on UK digital download and DVD in November, courtesy of Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment.
22 Jul 2015
Ealing Studio's The Maggie restored on Blu-ray and DVD in August
Written by William Rose and directed by Alexander Mackendrick before their collaboration on The Ladykillers, Ealing's 1954 The Maggie has been restored for August DVD and Blu-ray release by Studiocanal.
22 Jul 2015
Cult classic The Town That Dreaded Sundown on dual format in August
Charles B. Pierce’s shocking 1976 true story inspired original, recently the subject of a lesser remake starring Addison Timlin and Veronica Cartwright, lands a UK dual format release in August from Eureka.
20 Jul 2015
Videodrome 4-disc Blu-ray & DVD Limited Edition from Arrow in August
One of David Cronenberg's most audacious and mind-bending films comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in August in a gloriously packaged and featured 4-disc Limited Edition digipack from (who else?) Arrow Video.
17 Jul 2015
Argentinean thriller The Burning on Blu-ray and DVD in August
Gael Garcia Bernal stars as a mysterious figure who emerges from the Argentinean rainforest to rescue a woman who has been kidnapped by mercenaries in 'Machete Western' The Burning, on DVD & Blu-ray in August from Arrow.
16 Jul 2015
How to be Eccentric, The Essential Richard Massingham on DVD in August
A collection of 22 wonderfully inventive and witty instructional short films starring Richard Massingham, once a familiar face to British cinemagoers, will be released on UK DVD in August by the BFI.
14 Jul 2015
Thomas Cailley’s comedy-drama Les Combattants on DVD in August
Thomas Cailley’s remarkable debut feature, which took the top prize at Directors’ Fortnight during last year's Cannes festival, comes to UK DVD in August from Curzon Artificial Eye.
14 Jul 2015
Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu on Blu-ray and DVD in August
Mauritanian director Abderrahmane Sissako's Oscar nominated fable about the dangers of religious extremism comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in August from Curzon Artificial Eye. 
13 Jul 2015
Gallic spaghetti western Cemetery Without Crosses on dual format in July
Directed by and starring Robert Hossein, the Sergio Leone inspired tribute, pastiche and deconstruction of the American Western makes its Blu-ray debut in a dual format edition this month from Arrow Video.
12 Jul 2015
The Impressionists And The Man Who Made Them on DVD in September
The latest documentary from Exhibition on Screen focuses on one of the most important of all art movements and 19th Century Parisian art collector Paul Durand-Ruel, coming to UK DVD in September.
16 Jul 2015
The Look of Silence
Jerry Whyte weighs Joshua Oppenheimer’s elegantly restrained new film, The Look of Silence, against his more flamboyant companion piece, The Act of Killing, and wonders where the audience went.
15 July 2015
Mona Lisa
Bob Hoskins and Cathy Tyson are superb in Neil Jordan's compellingly developed story of the relationship that develops between a high class prostitute and the petty criminal who lands a job as her driver. Slarek revisits a fine British film on a typically excellent Arrow Blu-ray.
13 July 2015
Stalag 17
Billy Wilder’s Stalag 17 takes an irreverent look at what must have been a fresh horror in 1953, German concentration camps. With an Oscar winning turn, William Holden shines in a movie juggling drama and humour. Camus braves the barbed wire.
5 Jul 2015
Contamination
Borrowing from a number of American science fiction favourites, Luigi Cozzi's low budget Italian Contamination wins no points for narrative logic but is still a good deal of fun, and has been given royal treatment on Arrow's splendid dual format release. Gort faces the Cyclops.
26 Jun 2015
Milano Calibro 9
A thrilling and exhilaratingly violent 1972 noir gangland thriller from director Fernando Di Leo recently made its UK Blu-ray debut on another fine dual format release from Arrow Video. Gort salutes the best crime film he's seen in some considerable time.
26 Jun 2015
Forty Guns
Sam Fuller proves his worth once again with Forty Guns, a belter of a western from 1957 that's exciting, technically adventurous and peppered with sexual innuendo. Slarek loves the film all the more on Masters of Cinema's exemplary Blu-ray.
22 Jun 2015
Emotion pictures: a tribute to composer James Horner
Woven throughout the early 80s right up to today are scores from composer James Horner that graced some of Hollywood’s most celebrated movies. He defined cinematic decades as much as giants John Williams and Jerry Goldsmith. Camus mourns a sad loss.
22 Jun 2015
The Man With the Golden Arm
Jerry Whyte revisits Otto Preminger’s The Man With the Golden Arm, considers its many contexts, and tickles the United States under the chin. The film is released today on DVD and Blu-ray by Network.
22 Jun 2015
The Happiness of the Katakuris
The hills are alive with the sound of screaming. So went the tag line for Miike Takashi's joyous melding of horror, musical, black comedy and family drama, which comes to UK Blu-ray today in a fine package from Arrow Video. Slarek grabs a shovel and sings along.
20 Jun 2015
A Letter to Three Wives
Younger brother of Herman J., the Citizen Kane co-scribe, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, also had a wonderful ear for dialogue. A year before his superb All About Eve, he wrote and directed the equally sublime A Letter To Three Wives. Camus tears open the envelope…
18 Jun 2015
Timbuktu
Jerry Whyte finds symbolic grandeur in Abderrahmane Sissako’s latest film, Timbuktu, and warms to its lyrical depiction of unhinged Islamic fundamentalism.
17 Jun 2015
Tokyo Tribe
Sion Sono follows Land of Hope and Why Don't You Play in Hell? with a 'battle rap musical' that's thin is hell on plot and peppered with borrowings, but still a good deal of daffy fun. Slarek cuts some shapes to Eureka's new Blu-ray.
13 Jun
2015
Jurassic World
My son regards Jurassic World as cinema’s second coming. This would be interesting if it wasn’t the third sequel of the nineties’ blockbuster. I oohed and aahed too in ’93 but have CG dinos lost their wow-factor, asks Camus?
10 Jun 2015
Island of Death
It's back to the glory days of low budget 70s extreme horror for Nico Mastorakis' gleefully taboo-busting Island of Death, which has been gloriously restored for the Blu-ray in Arrow's recent dual format release. Gort takes a boat to the beautiful island of Mykonos.
8 Jun 2015
Society
Something horrific and allegorical becomes a thing of perverse beauty in Brian Yuzna’s cult class war flesh festival. Camus remembers when he naively thought the United States was above that sort of thing, and Slarek celebrates a great political horror and Arrow's Blu-ray.
6 Jun 2015
We Are Many
Jerry Whyte reviews Amir Amirani’s exhilarating documentary We Are Many and examines the imprint left by the largest global protest in the history of humanity.
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