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Letter to Brezhnev
80s British favourite Letter to Brezhnev on Dual Format in April
news | 28 Mar 2017
Alexandra Pigg, Margi Clarke, Peter Firth and Alfred Molina star in one of the most significant and influential British films of the 1980s, which makes its UK Blu-ray debut as part of a dual format release in April from the BFI.
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The Front
The Front
Blu-ray review | 26 Mar 2017
Woody Allen stars in a rare role for another director as a cashier who agrees to front scripts for his blacklisted writer friend in writer Walter Bernstein and director Martin Ritt's engrossing comedy-drama, which arrives on a fine dual format tomorrow from Indicator.
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The Eyes of My Mother
film review | 22 Mar 2017
Pathological loneliness and surgical skills make for dangerous bedfellows in Nicolas Pesce's deeply unsettling but strikingly confident first feature, which hits UK cinemas on Friday. The normally undisturbed Slarek finds this is one film that really got under his skin.
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27 Mar 2017
Suspense thriller The Resident (aka The Sublet) on DVD & Digital in May
A woman and her baby living alone in a new apartment are terrorised by strange noises in this critically acclaimed psychological thriller from first-time director John Ainslie, on DVD, on-demand and download in May from Second Sight.

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27 Mar 2017
Revolution: New Art for a New World on DVD in April
A bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde, directed by BAFTA-winner Margy Kinmonth, comes to UK DVD in April from Foxtrot Films.

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22 Mar 2017
Diabolique and The Fisher King on the Criterion Collection UK in June
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment UK have announced their June release titles: Henri-Georges Clouzot's masterful thriller Diabolique and Terry Gilliam's Manhattan fantasy The Fisher King.

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22 Mar 2017
Sidney J. Furie's supernatural horror The Entity on Blu-ray in May
Barbara Hershey is superb as the single mother who is terrorised by a sexually predatory spirit in Sidney J. Furie's subtextually fascinating supernatural horror from 1982, which comes to UK Blu-ray in May from Eureka.

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22 Mar 2017
Wu Yonggang's 1934 The Goddess on DVD in April
Premiered at the BFI London Film Festival in 2014, Wu Yonggang's 1934 The Goddess [Shen nu], one of the most important films of early Chinese cinema, comes to UK DVD in April from the BFI.

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20 Mar 2017
1929 British classic The Informer on Dual Format in April
Newly restored by the BFI National Archive, with a new score from acclaimed violist/composer Garth Knox and premiered at the 2016 BFI London Film Festival, the 1929 The Informer comes to UK dual format in April from the BFI.

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20 Mar 2017
German Concentration Camps Factual Survey on Dual Format in April
A lost masterpiece of British documentary filmmaking recording the horrors that were discovered in the German concentration camps upon liberation comes to UK dual format restored in April from the BFI.

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17 Mar 2017
Four new Blu-ray & DVD titles from Arrow Academy in June
Arrow today announced its Arrow Academy Blu-ray and DVD titles for June, which include films by Marcel Ophuls, Marlon Brando and Kleber Mendonça Filho, plus a trilogy box set of films by Seijun Suzuki.

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17 Mar 2017
Brotherhood of Blades on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in April
An epic tale of power struggles, betrayal and conspiracies during the final years of the Ming Dynasty, Brotherhood of Blades comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD on-demand and download in April from Second Sight.

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17 Mar 2017
Arrow Video announces its June Blu-ray and DVD release slate
Arrow Video's June releases have been announced, and includes a Scandinavian comedy, a once-banned video nasty, a yakuza crime movie and a special limited edition release for Dario Argento's debut feature.

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16 Mar 2017
Daughter of the Nile on Dual Format in May from Masters of Cinema
A 1987 work from The Assassin director Hou Hsiao-hsien, a follow-up to his highly acclaimed Coming of Age trilogy, lands a UK dual format release in May from Eureka as part of its Masters of Cinema label.

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15 Mar 2017
Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy Smith on dual format in June
The work of naturalist, inventor and nature film pioneer F. Percy Smith, which recently featured in The Creeping Garden, is the subject of Stuart A. Staples' documentary feature, which comes to UK dual format in June from the BFI.

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14 Mar 2017
Naked City – The Complete Seasons One and Two on Download now
The gritty late 50s/early 60s TV spin-off of Jules Dassin's 1948 noir crime drama featured a host of guest actors who would later find fame, and the first two seasons are available now to download on iTunes from RLJ Entertainment.

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10 Mar 2017
New adaptation of Anne of Green Gables on DVD and Digital in March
Riz Ahmed has unveiled the UK quad poster for the crime drama City of Tiny Lights, in which he stars with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd and Roshan Seth and which comes to UK cinemas in April from Icon Film Distribution.

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10 Mar 2017
Crime drama City of Tiny Lights comes to UK cinemas in April
Riz Ahmed has unveiled the UK quad poster for the crime drama City of Tiny Lights, in which he stars with Billie Piper, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd and Roshan Seth and which comes to UK cinemas in April from Icon Film Distribution.

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9 Mar 2017
Seoul Station & Train to Basan double-bill in selected cinemas in March
Studiocanal is pairing Yeon Sang-ho's blistering zombie movie Train to Busan with its animated prequel Seoul Station at selected cinemas later this month, as well as releasing the poster and trailer for Seoul Station.

21 Mar
2017
The Creeping Garden
length film about slime mould seems absurd, then you really should take a look and Tim Grabham and Jasper Sharp's enthralling documentary. Slarek is bewitched by the film, its subject matter and Arrow Academy's superb dual format release.

18 Mar
2017
I, Daniel Blake
Despite the aristocratic ring of his chosen pseudonym, I, Daniel Blake brought back some painful memories for Lord Summerisle, who recalls his own experience with our crumbling welfare system and salutes Ken Loach and Paul Laverty's superb call to action.

12 Mar
2017
Two Rode Together
James Stewart and Richard Widmark star as argumentative friends charged with retrieving kidnapped white settlers from the Comanche in Two Rode Together, a sometimes dismissed but intriguing 1961 western from John Ford, on dual format tomorrow from Masters of Cinema.

8 Mar
2017
A Town Like Alice
Virginia McKenna and Peter Finch are excellent in Jack Lee's compelling 1956 adaptation of Nevil Shute's tale of a group of British women forced to walk across Malaya by the invading Japanese. Slarek is gripped and moved by the film, and enjoys Network's new Blu-ray.

27 Feb
2017
Train to Busan
King of Pigs director Yeon Sang-ho's first live action feature is a blistering zombie apocalypse horror-thriller set primarily on board a speeding bullet train, which arrived on Blu-ray this week from Studiocanal. Slarek buys a ticket and holds his breath.

27 Feb
2017
The Anderson Tapes
Sean Connery is a safecracker fresh out of prison who hatches a plan to rob an entire upmarket apartment block in Sidney Lumet's 1971 surveillance themed caper movie, released on dual format today by Indicator. Slarek revisits an intriguing crime drama on a typically fine disc.

23 Feb
2017
Bunny Lake is Missing
Otto Preminger almost perpetually deserves better but the stars may have finally aligned for once. His last time working in black and white has become Indicator's first monochrome release as Bunny Lake Is Missing is given a Dual Format edition. The film and disc are given a thorough look from clydefro.

23 Feb
2017
The Last Detail
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.

19 Feb
2017
A Man for All Seasons
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…

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.

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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.

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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...

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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...

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