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La Belle et la bête
Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la bête on Blu-ray in August
news | 13 Jul 2018
A landmark feat of cinematic fantasy in which master filmmaker Jean Cocteau conjures spectacular visions of enchantment, desire and death, the 1946 La Belle et la bête will be released on UK Blu-ray in August by the BFI.
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Black Peter
Black Peter
blu-ray review | 17 Ju1 2018
The first dramatic feature from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Amadeus director Miloš Forman and one of the films that kicked off the Czech New Wave, the 1964 Black Peter was recently released on Blu-ray by Second Run. Slarek revisits the uncertanties of youth.
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Underworld U.S.A.
Samuel Fuller at Columbia 1937-1961
blu-ray review | 8 Ju1 2018
In a review that may take as long to read as the collection it's covering does to watch, Slarek emerges from two weeks of full immersion in the wonders of Samuel Fuller at Columbia 1937-1961, a superb, seven-film box Blu-ray set of the director's work from Indicator.
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12 Jul 2018
Cult 90s horror Candyman on Limited Edition Blu-ray in October
Based on the short story The Forbidden by Clive Barker from his celebrated Books of Blood collection, Bernard Rose's cult 1996 horror Candyman comes to UK Blu-ray as a richly featured Limited Edition in October from Arrow.

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12 Jul 2018
The Early Films of Olivier Assayas on Blu-ray in October
Irma Vep and Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas began his filmmaking career with Disorder and Winter's Child, both of which have been brought together for a 2-film Blu-ray release in October from Arrow Academy.

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12 Jul 2018
Tsui Hark's Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings in cinemas in July
The latest historical martial arts epic from the legendary director of Once Upon a Time in China, Tsui Hark, and the third film in the Detective Dee series, hits UK cinemas later this month from Cine Asia.

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10 Jul 2018
Take Shelter Limited Edition on Blu-ray in September
One of our favourite films from 2011, boasting a terrific central performance from Michael Shannon, Jeff Nichols' gripping psychological thriller, Take Shelter, lands a Limited Edition Blu-ray release in September from Second Sight.

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6 Jul 2018
Bagdad Café 30th Anniversary Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in August
The charmingly eccentric 1987 indie comedy Bagdad Café from cult director Percy Adlon, starring Marianne Sägebrecht and CCH Pounder comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download from Studiocanal in August.

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5 Jul 2018
Billy Wilder, Jackie Chan, Oliver Stone and more from Eureka in September
Following Indicator's announcement, Eureka has also announced its September Blu-ray and DVD releases: Witness for the Prosecution, Salvador, City Hunter, Rescue Under Fire and The Butterfly Tree.

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5 Jul 2018
Four dark and disturbing tales on Blu-ray from Indicator in September
Indicator has announced its feature-packed September Blu-ray releases, four dark tales featuring some of Britain's most iconic acting talent: The Collector, The Mind of Mr. Soames, Absolution and Born of Fire.

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30 Jun 2018
British horror-comedy Fanged Up on DVD & Digital in July
Daniel O’Reilly, best known for his Dapper Laughs persona, fights for his life against marauding vampires in a horror-comedy from Freak Out director Christian James, on DVD and Digital in July from Altitude.

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28 Jun 2018
The Goodies: The Complete BBC Collection on DVD in September
For the first time ever, every episode of the cult British TV comedy series The Goodies, created, written and performed by Bill Oddie, Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke-Taylor, comes to UK DVD in a 12-disc biox set in September from Network.

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25 Jun 2018
Norihiro Niwatsukino's debut Suffering of Ninko on dual format in July
The debut feature from Japanese filmmaker Norihiro Niwatsukino, who wrote, produced, directed and edited, as well as creating the animation and supervisiong the effects, comes to UK dual format in July from Third Window Films.

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22 Jun 2018
Horror, a cult classic, a 70s oddity and more from Arrow in September
Arrow Video has announced details of its September Blu-ray and DVD releases, and it's a typically bumper crop, including Pascal Laugier's Incident in a Ghostland, Teruo Ishii's Horrors of Malformed Men and cult classic Heathers.

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21 Jun 2018
Cold Water & My Man Godfrey on Criterion UK Blu-ray in September
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their UK Blu-ray releases for September – an early film from Olivier Assayas, and a screwball comedy classic starring William Powell and Carole Lombard.

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20 Jun 2018
Alternative history drama It Happened Here on dual format in July
An alternative history in which the Nazis invaded England was the basis for Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo’s brilliant, documentary-like drama, and it's being released in a new dual format edition in July from the BFI.

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13 Jun 2018
Psychological horror The Changeling on Limited Edition Blu-ray in August
George C. Scott stars in a 1980 psychological horror whose praise have been sung by the likes of Martin Scorsese and Stephen King, and it makes its UK Blu-ray debut in August a special edition from Second Sight.

27 Jun
2018
The Complete Sartana
All five films featuring black-dressed, sharp-shooting, gadget-loving gambler and gunfighter Sartana have been remastered in a richly-featured new Blu-ray box set by Arrow. It's taken two weeks to watch and review the whole thing, but Slarek is now a confirmed fan.

19 Jun
2018
The China Syndrome
In 1979, an eerily prescient film introduced the idea of disaster at a nuclear power planet. Hugely entertaining, The China Syndrome is a first class thriller, one that real events – shortly after its release – made its fiction all too plausible. Camus counts the rads…

19 Jun
2018
No Way Out
Sidney Poitier is a black doctor who fails to save the life of the brother of a racist criminal in a searing 1950 indictment of racism in post-war America. Slarek grits his teeth and salutes this bold but uncomfortable film, newly released on dual format by Masters of Cinema.

11 Jun
2018
Iron Monkey
Donnie Yen stars and master choreographer Yuen Woo-ping directs a 1993 Wu Xia favourite that was not hit on its release but is now regarded as a genre classic. Slarek revisits a higely enjoyable martial arts treat, which has been given an HD makeover on Eureka's new Blu-ray.

4 Jun
2018
The Defiant Ones
Stanley Kramer’s The Defiant Ones examines racism in all of its poorly reasoned stupidity by chaining up black and white and then asking both “How useful is racism to either of you now?” It’s Kramer’s signature film. Camus goes on the run with Eureka’s new Blu-ray…

4 Jun
2018
Blade Runner 2049
A little later than intended (apologies abound), Camus takes on the Blu-ray release of Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to one of the most influential films ever made, Blade Runner 2049. Inevitably, the review is strewn with spoilers and covers the single disc release.

29 May
2018
The Old Dark House
Having directed one of the all-time great horror films in Frankenstein, James Whale delivered a masterful comedy-chiller that after years as a thought-lost film has undergone a 4K restoration and was recently released on Blu-ray by Masters of Cinema. Slarek is in gothic heaven.

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4 Jun
2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story
With a whole host of behind the scene wobbles trailing behind its release, Solo: A Star Wars Story finally arrives. I imagine that visitors to this site are as interested in Disney nostalgia cash cows as they are contracting piles but, hey. Camus straps on his blaster.

23 May
2018
Intimate Lighting
A humanist triumph, Ivan Passer's Intimate Lighting is a simple yet profound look at the ordinariness of life and its relationships. Second Run's new Blu-ray edition gives clydefro a perfect excuse to revisit one of the gems of the Czech New Wave.

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21 May
2018
I Don't Believe in Gravity But I Still Fall Off the Roof
Inherit the Wind should not be a timeless reminder of the importance of free speech. We should have grown up by now. But free speech was kicked in the crotch a few weeks ago. Camus wonders have we reached peak sensitivity? Rude words warning…

20 May
2018
Inherit the Wind
For decades, Stanley Kramer was old Hollywood’s conscience. His films railed against injustice and prejudice. McCarthyism was his target in directing Inherit the Wind, out now on Eureka Classics Blu-ray/DVD. Camus tries to resist the easy pot shot…

17 May
2018
Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years, Vol 2 – The Crime and Action Movies
Slarek gets firmly back into the reviewing saddle with a woefully late celebration of Arrow Video's second dual format box set of early films from one of Japan's most celebrated maverick directors, and knows for sure now that he'll have to go back and get the first.

7 May
2018
Little Murders
Easily one of the year's best cinematic rescues, Indicator gives the gleefully dark comedy Little Murders its debut Blu-ray release and, as clydefro finds out, it's a keeper.

7 May
2018
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Roger Corman's first film for a major studio is a surprisingly and impressively accurate recounting of events leading up to one of the most notorious mass murders in American gangland history. Slarek revisits one of Corman's best, which looks lovely on Indicator's new Blu-ray.

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