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.
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.
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.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists
A thrillingly partisan look at the rise of Hacker group Anonymous and their transformation from digital pranksters to international activits. Made me wish I had even a smidgen of programming talent.
Wolf Creek 2
Tense, brutally violent sequel to a tense and brutally violent original. Loses a few points for trying to turn the psychotic Mick Taylor into a horror franchise monster, and for casting an Aussie as a Brit but not nailing the accent.

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 Underrated Hixploitation Movies
high 5 | 10 August 2014
In a tie-in to our recent Grindhouse Classics coverage, guest reviewer Brandon Engel selects five lesser known exploitation films that took their influence from the activities of notorious Wisconsin farmer and mass murderer Ed Gein.

Diary of a Lost Girl on dual format in November from Masters of Cinema
news | 18 Sep 2014
The second collaboration between director G. W. Pabst and the glorious Louise Brooks is every bit as wonderful as Pandora's Box. Diary of a Lost Girlcomes to UK dual format in November from Eureka's Masters of Cinema label.
The Golden Dream on DVD and On-Demand in October
news | 18 Sep 2014
The multiple award-winning debut feature from Diego Quemada-Diez, described as "Sin Nombre via Ken Loach", comes to UK DVD and On-Demand in October from Peccadillo.
Three more titles in Network's The British Film collection in October
news | 18 Sep 2014
Network have announced three more rarely seen titles for UK DVD release in October as part of 'The British Film': Your Witness, Timeslip and Lucky Girl.
Acclaimed horror Oculus on Blu-ray and DVD in October
news | 17 Sep 2014
Director Mike Flanagan's creepy and critically acclaimed follow-up to Absentia comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in October courtesy of Warner Home Video.
Fritz Lang silent classic Spione [Spies] on dual format in November
news | 17 Sep 2014
Fritz Lang's penultimate silent film is one that set the standard for the spy genre to follow and comes to UK dual format in November from Eureka! as part of the Masters of Cinema series.
Cult shocker Mark of the Devil on UK dual format uncut in September
news | 17 Sep 2014
A controversial shocker shocker from 1970 arrives on UK in its uncut form for the very first time as a typically well featured dual format release from Arrow Films in September.
Red Shift on DVD in October from the BFI
news | 16 Sep 2014
A Play for Today from 1978 directed by The Long Good Friday's John Mackenzie will be released on UK DVD in October as part of the BFI's Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder season.
Luc Besson's original 1998 Taxi makes its UK Blu-ray debut in November
news | 16 Sep 2014
Written and co-produced by Luc Besson and directed by Gérard Pirès, the 1998 action-comedy Taxi comes to UK Blu-ray in November from Second Sight.
The Thief of Bagdad on dual format in November from Masters of Cinema
news | 15 Sep 2014
Douglas Fairbanks stars in one of the great silent films of the 1920s, which has been restored and remastered for a November dual format release from Masters for Cinema.
Four new titles for October in Network's 'The British Film' collection
news | 12 Sep 2014
Network keep 'em coming as they announce four new titles, all from the 1950s, to be released on UK DVD in October as part of 'The British Film' collection.
Full details of Arrow's September dual format release of Night of the Comet
news | 12 Sep 2014
Arrow have provided full details of their dual format release, scheduled for later this monµth., of cult 80s favourite Night of The Comet, plus quite a bit of info on the film itself.
Salvatore Giuliano restored in cinemas and on dual format in September
news | 11 Sep 2014
Francesco Rosi's undisputed classic of 60s Italian cinema has been given a glorious 4K restoration and will have a limited cinema run and dual format release this month from Arrow Films.

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.
Capricorn One
Blu-ray review | 12 Aug 2014
The first manned mission to Mars is faked when a fault develops on the spacecraft in Capricorn One, Peter Hyams' intriguing 1977 conspiracy thriller. Slarek reviews the newly released UK Blu-ray from Network Distributing.
I Don't Know Jack
film review | 8 Aug 2014
The appropriately titled I Don't Know Jack is an enlightening and touching 2002 documentary portrait of cult actor Jack Nance, one no longer available on DVD or download. So how do you get to see it? Ah, well...

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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.