Acclaimed indie hit The Diary of a Teenage Girl on DVD in January
news | 26 Nov 2015
Director Marielle Heller's critically acclaimed coming-of-age comedy-drama, featuring a breakout performance from UK actress Bel Powley, comes to UK DVD in January from Entertainment One and Vertigo Releasing.
A Sense of Freedom
dvd review | 23 Nov 2015
The story of Glaswegian hard man Jimmy Boyle, once dubbed 'the most violent man in Scotland', is the subject for John Mackenzie's searing 1979 crime biopic, being released on UK DVD by Odyssey as a 2-disc set that includes the original STV version.
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
Blu-ray review | 19 Nov 2015
Paul Mantee plays an astronaut marooned on Mars in an intelligently handled and visually striking 60s science fiction take on Daniel Dafoe's famous castaway story. Slarek revisits a genre favourite on Eureka's fine Blu-ray.
26 Nov 2015
Alien Extinction (aka: Age of Tomorrow) on DVD in January
A low budget mockbuster that's undergone a title change for its UK home entertainment release, probably to make it harder for us to track down the bad reviews, and comes to UK DVD in January from Metrodome.
25 Nov 2015
The Czechoslovak New Wave Collection Volume II on DVD in December
Three of the finest films of the Czech New Wave – A Blonde in Love, The Party and the Guests and Larks on a String – to to be released in a specially priced, limited edition box set next month by Second Run.
24 Nov 2015
Gaspar Noé's 3D sex odyssey Love on UK DVD and Blu-ray in January
No stranger to controversy, director Gaspar Noé's explicit erotic drama Love, which lands a UK home video release on DVD and a dual 2D and 3D Blu-ray package from Curzon Artificial Eye in January.
23 Nov 2015
Godard: The Essential Collection on 5-disc Blu-ray in January
StudioCanal have announced the January release of a set of 5 Jean-Luc Godard films, including Breathless, Le mépris, Pierrot le Fou, Alphaville and Une femme est une femme, with extra features on each disc.
23 Nov 2015
The Birth of a Nation Collector’s Centenary Edition Blu-ray in November
One of the most important and controversial films in the history of cinema, D.W. Griffith's 1915 The Birth of a Nation arrives on UK Blu-ray with a new restoration and a cornucopia of extra features from the BFI next week.
23 Nov 2015
Alain Resnais' Hiroshima mon amour on Blu-ray and DVD in January
The remarkable and influential debut feature from Alain Resnais, starring Emmanuelle Riva and Eiji Okada, comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in a 4K restoration in January from StudioCanal.
23 Nov 2015
Kiss of the Spider Woman on Blu-ray and DVD in January
William Hurt and Raul Julia shine as inmates Hector Babenco's touching, Oscar-winning drama of love and understanding in a South American prison, coming to UK Blu-ray and DVD in January from Curzon Artificial Eye.
20 Nov 2015
Battles Without Honour and Humanity: The Complete Collection in December
Get your credit cards ready. Arrow Video have announced the December release of a 13 disc Blu-ray and DVD box set featuring all 5 films in the Battles Without Honour and Humanity yakuza crime series.
19 Nov 2015
Three Takeshi Kitano films make their UK Blu-ray debut early 2016
Third Window Films have announced the early 2016 UK Blu-ray release of three of Takeshi Kitano's finest films: Hana-Bi, Kikujiro and Dolls. We can hardly contain our excitement.
18 Nov 2015
Carlo Lizzani’s Wake Up And Kill on Blu-ray and DVD in November
Following on from their recent release of Requiescant, Arrow Video have announced the UK dual format release of Carlo Lizzani’s 1966 portrait of true life bank robber Luciano Lutring.
18 Nov 2015
Shane [Masters of Cinema]: release date change and full disc details
We've posted the new release date and full details of the content on Eureka's Masters of Cinema Blu-ray release of Shane, including those specific to the 2-disc Limited Edition.
17 Nov 2015
Cross-country trail documentary Unbranded on DVD in December
Four friends embark on an epic, life-changing adventure from the Mexican to Canadian border in Phillip Baribeau's documentary based on Ben Masters best selling book, coming to UK DVD in December from Dogwoof.
17 Nov 2015
Retro 80s slasher Blood Rage on 3-disc dual format in November
Almost-forgotten retro 80s slasher pic Blood Rage comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD this month as a 3-disc, Limited Edition dual format release from the fine people at Arrow Video.
17 Nov 2015
The Friends of Eddie Coyle on Blu-ray & DVD in January
Peter Yates directs and Robert Mitchum and Peter Boyle star in one of the finest gangland dramas of the 1970s, which makes its UK home video debut in January as a dual format edition from Masters of Cinema.
16 Nov 2015
Ruined Heart on Limited Edition Blu-ray in December
Cult director Khvan's Ruined Heart: Another Lovestory Between a Criminal & a Whore comes to Limited Edition UK Blu-ray with a soundtrack CD in December from Third Window Films.
16 Nov 2015
Visions of Change: Evolution of the British TV Documentary, Vol 1 in December
A 2-disc DVD set containing over 6 hours of documentary work from the likes of Ken Russell, Dennis Potter and John Schlesinger arrives in December from the BFI.
13 Nov
Song of the Sea
Jerry Whyte is enchanted by Studio Canal’s Blu-ray release of Tomm Moore’s exquisite animated feature Song of the Sea. A Celtic classic from the Cartoon Saloon, it moved him more profoundly than any other film he’s seen.
9 Nov
The Honeymoon Killers
Based on a notorious true-life case, Leonard Kastle's only stint in the director's chair is one of the most striking American independent films of the 1960s and a deeply troubling love story to boot. Slarek revisits the film on Arrow's excellent new Blu-ray.
25 Oct 2015
The Skull
Peter Cushing is researcher and collector who is offered what is claimed is the skull of the Marquis De Sade in a classy and enjoyable 1965 non-compendium horror from Hammer rivals Amicus. Slarek keeps a date with lingering evil.
28 Oct 2015
Leading man Daniel Craig has done a series of sardonic interviews that don’t translate well sieved through the media colander. He was probably knackered. Don’t let those misconstrued comments put you off Spectre says Camus.
27 Oct 2015
When Jessica and Lorenz move into a new apartment all seems to be going well, but Jessica soon starts to suspect that the woman upstairs has sinister intentions in Jakob M. Erwa's initially intriguing thriller, which had its first UK screening at the London Film Festival.
25 Oct 2015
John Frankenheimer’s paranoid thriller Seconds was vastly under-appreciated in 1966. Hindsight and critical reappraisal have dragged this subversive, disquieting work back into a deserved limelight. Camus goes under the knife. Slarek looks at Masters of Cinema's Blu-ray.
19 Oct 2015
A Mumbai police detective investigating the abduction of a number of local girls is still tortured by the loss of his own daughter ten years earlier in director Partho Sen-Gupta's gripping neo-noir, which had its first UK screening at this year's London Film Festival.
18 Oct 2015
The Naked Prey
Cornel Wilde stars in and directs a smarter than it first looks tale from 1965 of a white safari guide who is hunted by a group of tribesman that his group have offended, given a typically impressive HD makeover on the Blu-ray in this new Masters of Cinema release.
18 Oct 2015
Russian master Alexandr Sokurov returns to the museum with Francofonia. Jerry Whyte is gripped by this erudite guided tour of European art and history but disappointed that a film built largely of archive footage fails to make a case for cinema.
14 Oct 2015
While providing as an essential corrective to myths about the Hollywood blacklist, Jay Roach’s Trumbo trumpets its own virtue and wallows in sentimentality. Will that be enough, Jerry Whyte wonders, for it to receive Hollywood’s blessing?
11 Oct 2015
What Sarah Gavron’s neatly packaged, deeply moving Suffragette lacks in subtlety it compensates for in guts. Jerry Whyte warms to this long-overdue tribute to the indefatigable women whose hard-fought, heroic struggle enhanced our liberties.
10 Oct 2015
Hand Gestures
The ancient process of lost wax casting has been used for the creation of bronze statues for centuries, and is the subject of first-time director Francesco Clerici's fascinating minimalist documentary. Former art student Slarek is both enthralled and educated.
8 Oct 2015
Der Nachtmahr
When a heavily partying and anxiety-ridden teenage girl begins seeing a strange creature, her friends and family take this as a sign of mental instability. Slarek reviews the intriguing the debut feature from visual artist AKIZ, which had its first LFF screening today.
6 Oct 2015
A group of ordinary Argentineans head off to a forest retreat to undertake survival training for an impending apocalypse in director Lukas Valenta Rinner's narratively stripped-down slice of metaphoric social commentary. Slarek is oddly captivated.
4 Oct 2015
Very Big Shot
In the first of our reviews of films screening at this year's London Film Festival, Slarek enjoys Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya's dual-genre debut feature, a tale of small-time drug peddlers whom circumstance transform into budding filmmakers.
4 Oct 2015
The Martian
The novel The Martian, a self-published phenomenon, took a relatively short time to turn into a big budget movie. The story is a celebration of science and given its absolute predictability, it still packs a wallop. Camus does the math…
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