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Nordic noir crime series The Spider comes to UK DVD in June
news | 28 May 2015
Originally screened on Danish TV back in 2000 and starring Jakob Cedergren, Stine Stengade and The Killing's Lars Mikkelsen, The Spider will be released on Arrow's Nordic Noir label.
Dream Home
blu-ray review | 20 May 2015
Is it a social satire? Is it a slasher horror? Pang Ho-cheung's fascinating, hyper-violent 2010 Dream House wants to be both, but does it succeed? It's certainly not for the faint-hearted, as Slarek discovered when he sat down in front of Network's pristine Blu-ray.
Paper Moon
blu-ray review | 17 May 2015
One of the ‘lost boys’ of the 70’s movie brats, Peter Bogdanovich had a career that paralleled his friend’s, Orson Welles. He started on a high and has been heading down ever since. With Paper Moon, he was still up there with the best of them.
28 May 2015
Spitting Image – The Complete 11th Series on DVD in June
The complete 11th series of the more sorely missed than ever satirical puppet show, featuring the talents of Steve Coogan, Hugh Dennis, Kate Robbins and Alistair McGowan, comes to UK DVD in June from Network.
27 May 2015
A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence on DVD & Blu-ray in July
The third and brilliantly titled film in the wonderful Roy Andersson's trilogy looking at what it means to be a human being comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in July from Artificial Eye.
27 May 2015
Deadlier Than the Male on Blu-ray & White Cradle Inn on DVD in June
Network have announced a further two titles to be released in June as part of 'The British Film' collection, a DVD release for the 1947 White Cradle Inn and the 1967 Deadlier Than the Male on Blu-ray.
26 May 2015
Five not so widely seen post-apocalyptic films
After a gap of several months, High 5 is back for a regular run. Triggered by the recent release of Mad Max: Fury Road, Slarek picks 5 of his favourite less widely screened post-apocalyptic films.
26 May 2015
Billy Wilder's prisoner-of-war classic Stalag 17 on Blu-ray in July
William Holden and famed filmmaker Otto Preminger star in Billy Wilder's masterful 1953 WW2 comedy drama Stalag 17, making its Blu-ray debut in July from Masters of Cinema.
22 May 2015
Hammer's The Hound of the Baskervilles on Blu-ray in June
Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee and Andre Morell star in Hammer Films' spirited film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's most famous Sherlock Holmes tale, on UK Blu-ray in June from Arrow Video.
22 May 2015
Next To No Time & British Comedies of the 1930s: Vol 2 on DVD in June
Network have announced the June DVD release of 3 comedy titles as part of 'The British Film' collection, including a 2-film set containing Oh, What a Duchess! and It's a Bet.
21 May 2015
Kornél Mundruczó's White God comes to UK DVD in August
Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó's critically acclaimed and offbeat blend of social drama and horror White God comes to UK DVD in August from Metrodome.
20 May 2015
Ruben Östlund's Force Majeure on Blu-ray and DVD in June
A serious critical hit and major festival award winner, Ruben Östlund's insightful family drama Force Majeure comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in June from Artificial Eye.
20 May 2015
Ivor Novello double on DVD as part of 'The British Film' in June
Singer, songwriter and actor Ivor Novello provides the link between the latest two releases in Network's ongoing 'The British Film' collection, both on UK DVD in June.
18 May 2015
Eureka! to release Listen Up Philip in UK cinemas and VOD in June
Eureka! Entertainment have announced that Listen Up Philip, the latest film from The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry, will be released in UK cinemas and on VOD in June.
18 May 2015
Danish wartime drama series 1864 on Blu-ray, DVD and download in June
The epic and cinematic historical drama 1864, which depicts some of the bloodiest battles in European history, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and download in June from Arrow Films.
18 May 2015
Xavier Dolan's latest Mommy on DVD
in July
The critically acclaimed latest feature from young wunderkind Xavier Dolan, starring Anne Dorval, Suzanne Clément and Antoine-Olivier Pilon comes to UK DVD in July from Metrodome.
18 May 2015
New Zealand horror-comedy Housebound on UK DVD in July
Hot on the heels of the UK release of What We Do in the Shadows comes Gerard Johnstone's acclaimed Kiwi horror-comedy Housebound, on UK DVD in July from Metrodome.
15 May 2015
Video nasty favourite Island of Death on dual format in May
Nico Mastorakis’ shocking and once banned video nasty Island of Death comes to UK dual format in a newly restored director-approved edition this month from Arrow Video.
15 May 2015
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films on DVD in July
The story of Cannon Films supremos Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus is the subject for Mark Hartley's entertaining documentary, which comes to UK DVD in July from Metrodome.
16 May 2015
Mad Max: Fury Road
His life faded, his vision dimmed. All that remained were memories. Scratch that. The Feral Kid is long gone but Max is back in the form of Tom Hardy. Camus investigates the critically adored retake of Mad Max 2, Fury Road.
11 May 2015
Man of the West
Gary Cooper stars as a man forced to confront his nefarious past in Man of the West, a supremely dark 1958 Western from genre maestro Anthony Mann, released not so long ago on UK dual format by Masters of Cinema.
4 May 2015
The Long Good Friday
From humble beginnings, John Mackenzie’s The Long Good Friday has soared in reputation and is now regarded as one of the best British films ever made. With his Othello-like disintegration, Bob Hoskins debuts in style.
3 May 2015
The House at the End of Time
A box office hit in its native Venezuela, Alejandro Hidalgo's debut feature is one of the most thoughtful and emotionally affecting genre films to hit UK shores in some time. Slarek is suitably moved and impressed.
30 Apr 2015
Fruit of Paradise
Daisies director Vĕra Chytilová's extraordinary and richly imaginative experimental update of the Adam and Eve story makes its UK debut in any form on another fine Second Run DVD. Slarek takes a bite of the apple...
26 Apr 2015
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Joss Whedon has written and directed a sequel. Heaven forefend. The poster boy for quality in an ocean of Hollywood mediocrity has brought us a second beautifully wrapped present. But can he still surprise? Camus suits up.
24 Apr 2015
Coffy
Pam Grier is "the baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town" in Jack Hill's 1973 Blaxploitation classic Coffy. Gort goes weak at the knees for the star and sings the praises of the film and Arrow's splendid Blu-ray release.
19 Apr 2015
Midnight Run
Is director Martin Brest still recovering from the venom injected into him by almost every critic who hated the car crash that was Gigli? In 1988, he made one of the most enjoyable road movies. Camus and Slarek go on a Midnight Run...
15 Apr 2015
The ABCs of Death 2
The second instalment of what what is shaping up to be an anthology franchise doesn't quite match up to the first, but still has its share of inventive components. Gort warmed to the film after a couple of viewings, but wonders what happened to the extras on Monster's DVD.
14 Apr 2015
What We Do in the Shadows
Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi's delightful mockumentary portrait of four vampire housemates is far and away the smartest and most enjoyable horror-comedy in years. Slarek sinks his teeth into the film and Metrodome's very fine UK DVD.
12 Apr 2015
The Offence
In 1972, Sean Connery, to his great credit, leveraged his power as the ongoing James Bond to get a number of films made that may not have been otherwise. One of the best was The Offence. Camus is happily arrested…
7 Apr 2015
Rollerball
One of the all-time great collisions of science fiction, action cinema and social prophecy gets a marvellous blu-ray upgrade from Arrow Video. Slarek revisits the film and examines how its vision of a dystopian corporate future may soon come to pass.
11 Mar 2015
The Internet's Own Boy
The story of computer prodigy and internet activist Aaron Swartz, who was hounded by authorities to a tragically early death, is the subject of Brian Knappenberger's compelling, saddening but ultimately uplifting documentary, on UK DVD soon from Spectrum.
10 Mar 2015
Network
Writer Paddy Chayefsky never intended his masterpiece to be a critique of the TV business per se but of society at large. He couldn't have chosen a more relevant metaphorical subject. Camus is stunned anew at Network...
8 Mar 2015
Wild River
Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick and Jo Van Fleet star in Elia Kazan's compelling blend of social drama and love story from 1960. Slarek looks at the film, the politics of the Blacklist and the Tennessee Valley Association, and Masters of Cinema's recently released Blu-ray.
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