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Othello, The Magnificent Ambersons and The Blob from Criterion in December
news | 21 Sep 2018
The December UK Blu-ray releases from Criterion and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have been announced in the shape of an Orson Welles double of Othello and The Magnificent Ambersons, and 50s horror favourite The Blob.
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The Collector
The Collector
blu-ray review | 22 Sep 2018
The Collector is a two-hander produced and directed by Hollywood royalty, William Wyler. Terence Stamp and Samantha Eggar star in a film with an uncomfortable narrative that is startlingly relevant today. Camus takes the Indicator Blu-ray into the cellar…
15 Sep 2018
James Woods gives a career-best performance as Richard Boyle, a down-on-his luck journalist who goes looking for a story in politically unstable El Salvador in Oliver Stone's blistering third feature. Slarek revisits a personal favourite on Eureka's terrific Masters of Cinema dual format release.

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20 Sep 2018
FilmFear 2018 Halloween horror festival programme announced
The full details of six days of horror, extreme cinema, cult favourites and special guests have been confirmed for the third FilmFear horror festival being held in Manchester in October, jointly presented by HOME and Film4.

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19 Sep 2018
Acclaimed animation The Breadwinner on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in September
The latest work from The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea animation studio Cartoon Saloon, directed by Nora Twomey and adapted from the novel by Deborah Ellis, is available now on Digital Download and comes to Blu-ray and DVD later this month from Studiocanal.

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18 Sep 2018
Indie woodland horror The Dark on DVD & Digital HD in October
The first film to be released under the FrightFest Presents label, the new venture from leading independent distributor Signature Entertainment and leading genre festival FrightFest, Justin P Lange's debut feature The Dark comes to UK DVD & Digital HD in October.

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16 Sep 2018
Bergman and Mazursky on Arrow Academy Blu-ray in December
Arrow has announced its Arrow Academy Blu-ray titles for December in the shape of Ingmar Berman's only Hollywood feature The Serpent's Egg and Paul Mazursky's sexual liberation comedy Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice.

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12 Sep 2018
Edie on Digital in September and Blu-ray & DVD in October
Sheila Hancock plays an elderly woman who after the death of her husband decides to fulfil a lifelong dream by climbing a Scottish mountain in Simon Hunter's moving drama, on digital next week and disc in October from Arrow.

12 Sep 2018
Witness for the Prosecution
Charles Laughton is sublime as a legendary barrister who defies medical advice to take on the case of a man wrongly accused of murder in Billy Wilder's richly entertaining adaptation of Agatha Christie's twisty courtroom drama. Slarek bangs the gavel for Eureka's excellent Blu-ray.

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12 Sep 2018
Jacques Rivette's The Nun restored on Blu-ray, DVD & EST in September
No, not the recently released Conjuring spin-off, but the 1966 drama from Jacques Rivette and starring Anna Karina, which has undergone a new 4K restoration and will be released on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital from Studiocanal next week.

9 Sep 2018
Ministry of Fear
Ray Milland plays a recently released psychiatric patient who inadvertently stumbles into a sinister mystery in Fritz Lang's hugely entertaining film version of Graham Greene's novel. Slarek dives into the crisply rendered shadows of noir on Indicator's recent Blu-ray.

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6 Sep 2018
Jacques Rivette's Paris nous appartient on Blu-ray in September
The remarkable first feature from French Novelle Vague visionary Jacques Rivette, featuring cameos from directors Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard and Jacques Demy, makes its UK Blu-ray debut this month from the BFI.

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6 Sep 2018
Daniel Kokotajlo's accalimed Apostasy on Blu-ray & DVD in September
A gripping examination of destructive conflict within a family of British Jehovah's Witnesses, the directorial debut of former Jehovah's Witness Daniel Kokotajlo, comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD this month from Curzon Artificial Eye.
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3 Sep 2018
William H. Macy and Debra Eisenstadt star as a college professor and student who come into conflict in David Mamet's own film adpatation of his incendiary stage play. Slarek ties himself up in knots trying to decode its gender politics and salutes Indicator's fine new Blu-ray.

2 Sep 2018
You could never accuse director Costa-Gavras of not sticking to his guns. He’s a consistent and unapologetic political filmmaker with a shrewd eye for the mainstream audience. His Missing arrived on Blu-ray last week and Camus is out after curfew…

28 Aug 2018
The Odessa File
Jon Voigt stars as a freelance reporter who becomes obessed with tracking down a Nazi concentration camp commander in Ronald Neame's workmanlike adaptation of Frederick Forsyth's second novel. Slarek is still uncertain about the film but loves Indicator's new Blu-ray.

23 Aug 2018
Police Story 1 & 2
There's blistering fight choreography and wince-inducing stunt work aplenty in two of Jackie Chan's most popular films, remastered on this 2-disc Eureka Blu-ray set with a terrific collection of special features. Slarek revisits some of the best action cinema of the 1980s.

14 Aug 2018
Hammer Volume Three: Blood & Terror
The four films in this third Blu-ray box set of little seen films from Hammer Studios are not without their issues, but all are of interest and one is a largely unsung gem. Slarek immerses himself in another wonderfully presented and feature-rich release from Indicator.

4 Aug 2018
The Third Murder
In what at first seems like a change of direction, Japanese maestro Kore-eda Hirokazu delivers a compelling legal drama that also turns out to be an intriguing study of family disfunction. Slarek finds himself hooked by its low-key approach and impressed with the Arrow Academy Blu-ray.

3 Aug 2018
Birdman of Alcatraz
Burt Lancaster was a class act and showing his talent at its height is a film about a murderer who became a world authority on birds after rescuing a sparrow. Birdman of Alcatraz is also astonishingly emotional. Camus does time with the new Blu-ray…