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Russian Film Week returns to London for a second year in November
news | 16 Nov 2017
Russian Film Week returns this year for the second time and is twice the size and last year, marking it as the biggest cross-cultural Russian event to have taken place outside of Russia. We hgave the details.
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Witchhammer
Witchhammer
blu-ray review | 13 Nov 2017
The latest film released by Second Run crackles with anger as it tells the true story of 17th century witch trials in a small Czech village. Not your typical horror movie, Witchhammer nonetheless feels as upsetting and relevant as ever in its world premiere Blu-ray release, explored here in depth by clydefro.
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Torture Garden
Torture Garden
blu-ray review | 8 Nov 2017
A carnival sideshow offers visitors a glimpse into their darkest destiny in the second of seven anthology horror films produced by Amicus in the 1960s and 70s. Slarek revisits a typically enjoyable collection on Indicator's very nicely featured Blu-ray.
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14 Nov 2017
Alexandre O'Phillipe's documentary 78/52 on DVD in December
Alexandre O. Phillippe's documentary feature 78/52 meticulously and compellingly deconstructs the iconic and game-changing shower scene from Hitchcock's Psycho, and arrives on UK DVD in December from Dogwoof.

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11 Nov 2017
Jia Zhangke's Mountains May Depart in UK cinemas in December
The latest film from A Touch of Sin, Still Life and The World director Jia Zhangke, which follows a woman's life over three time periods, comes to UK cinemas in December courtesy of Arrow Films.

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11 Nov 2017
Northern Irish revenge thriller Bad Day for the Cut on DVD in January
Nigel O’Neill plays a farmer whose mother is killed in an apparent home invasion and who sets off for Belfast in search of revenge in director Chris Baugh's feature debut, which comes to UK DVD in January from Kaleidoscope.

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10 Nov 2017
The L-Shaped Room restored on Blu-ray, DVD & Download in December
A classic of British New Wave cinema, written and directed by Bryan Forbes and starring Leslie Caron as a pregnant young French woman who finds unexpected friendship in London, comes to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital from Studiocanal.

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10 Nov 2017
Bingo: The King of the Mornings in UK cinemas in December
This year’s Brazilian Oscar and BAFTA submission and the directorial debut feature for City of God editor Daniel Rezende, Bingo: The King of the Mornings comes to UK cinemas in January from Empyrean Pictures and Miracle Communications.

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10 Nov 2017
Dark comedy Kills on Wheels on dual format from Eureka in January
The second feature film from director Attila Till, an inventive, action-packed coming-of-age story of friendship, loyalty and revenge, comes to UK dual format in January from Eureka as part of their new Montage Pictures range.

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9 Nov 2017
Obama documentary The Final Year in UK & Ireland cinemas in January
A unique insiders’ account of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy team during their last year in office, featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, comes to UK cinemas in January from Dogwoof.

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7 Nov 2017
A Matter of Life and Death 4K restoration in cinemas in December
One of the most sublimely realised film in British cinema history, Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's heavenly love story, starring David Niven and Kim Hunter, returns to cinemas in a new 4K restoration in December from Sony.

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2 Nov 2017
Park Hoon-jung thriller New World on dual format in January
The second feature as director from I Saw the Devil and The Unjust screenwriter Park Hoon-jung, slick edge-of-your-seat thriller New Worldwill be released on UK dual format in January from Eureka on the Montage Pictures label.

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2 Nov 2017
Siegel, Richardson, Nichols & Schrader on Indicator Blu-ray in January
Don Siegel's Charley Varrick, Tony Richardson's The Border, Mike Nichols' The Fortune and Paul Schrader's Blue Collar all land on UK Blu-ray in feature-reach limited editions from Indicator in January.

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1 Nov 2017
The Aki Kaurismäki Collection 10-disc Blu-ray & DVD set in November
17 features and 8 short films by the Finnish master of deadpan comedy-drama Aki Kaurismäki have been brought together in a single box set to be released on DVD and Blu-ray in November from Curzon Artificial Eye.

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30 Oct 2017
Jia Zhangke, Rossellini, Clouzot and more on Arrow Academy in January
The 1967 anthology The Witches, Henri-Georges Clouzot's documentary The Mystery of Picasso, Roberto Rossellini’s 1961 biopic Viva L’Italia and a box set of 3 films by Jia Zhangke are coming from Arrow Academy in January.

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28 Oct 2017
An Argento double, an Aussie thriller and more from Arrow in January
Giallo master Dario Argento's Cat o' Nine Tails and Phenomena and Ben Young's unnerving Australian thriller Hounds of Love are joined by a vinyl record of The Zero Boys make up Arrow Video's January slate.

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24 Oct 2017
The BFI announces its January-March Blu-ray & DVD releases
A Derek Jarman Blu-ray box set, plus new to Blu-ray titles from Ingmar Bergman, Jean Cocteau and Kon Ichikawa are among the titles announced as part of the BFI's Blu-ray and DVD slate for January to March.

5 Nov
2017
Fragment of Fear
Weird things keep happening to David Hemmings in Fragment of Fear, taking a suspenseful jaunt from Italy to London as things may or may not be what they seem. Allusions to other films come and go but clydefro desperately tries to make sense of this recent offering from Indicator.

31 Oct
2017
The Thing
Critically derided on its release, John Carpenter's 1982 adaptation of John W. Campbell Jr.'s Who Goes There? is now regarded as a cross-genre classic. Slarek revisits a long-standing sf-horror favourite on a glorious Limited Edition Blu-ray release from Arrow Video.

24 Oct
2017
My Dinner with Andre
Some films you see at exactly the right time and they stay with you forever. The least cinematic (argue as much as you like) of my ‘inner circle’ of significant movies is Louis Malle’s My Dinner With Andre. Camus is 21 again reviewing the Criterion Collection’s US Blu-ray…

21 Oct
2017
The Chase
Although subsequently disowned by its own director, The Chase, Arthur Penn’s dress rehearsal for his more famous Bonnie and Clyde, is a lively affair with a cast to die for and not without significant ambition. Camus strolls down a Texan Main St…

18 Oct
2017
The Vikings
Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis are rivals for the attention of Janet Leigh in Richard Fleischer's terrific 1958 action-adventure, newly released on a quality Blu-ray from Eureka Classics. Slarek boards Einar's ship and runs the oars.

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15 Oct
2017
The 2017 BFI London Film Festival: Dispatch #2
Jerry Whyte savours the gritty performances that make Paul McGuigan’s Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool and Adrian Shergold’s Funny Cow such powerfully moving, indelible slices of northern soul.

12 Oct
2017
The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One:
1955-1960
A couple of weeks late due to personal pressures and this release's small mountain of special features, Slarek revels in Indicator's second box set of films featuring visual effects and animation by the great Ray Harryhausen.

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9 Oct
2017
Ex Libris: New York Public Library
A three hour plus documentary about the New York Public Library may sound a daunting prospect, but Frederick Wiseman's captivating Ex Libris is here to challenge that preconception. Slarek immerses himself in the wonderful world of learning.

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7 Oct
2017
Blade Runner 2049
Possibly the most anticipated genre offering in the last decade is Denis Villeneuve’s Blade Runner 2049. Being a huge fan of the original, Camus finds himself more than a little excited and just as scared. Will he see things you people wouldn’t believe?

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5 Oct
2017
The 2017 BFI London Film Festival: Devil's Freedom
The violence and fear unleashed by Mexico's drug cartels is explored through the testimonies of victims and killers alike in Everardo González's quietly powerful documentary. Slarek listens in and hangs his head in horror.

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5 Oct
2017
The 2017 BFI London Film Festival: Dispatch #1
Jerry Whyte takes a deep breathe and launches into this year’s London Film Festival with a sideways glance at its programme and sniffs at a couple of films.

28 Sep
2017
See No Evil
Mia Farrow stars as a blind young woman whose family becomes the target of a psychopathic killer in Richard Fleischer's lean and stylish 1971 thriller, which lands a typically excellent dual format release from Indicator. Slarek nervously chews on his fingernails.

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21 Sep
2017
It
A new film adaptation of Stephen King's weighty novel of childhood terrors has proved a hit with critics and audiences alike. A long-standing fan of the 1990 TV miniseries adaptation, Lord Summerilse finds this big screen remake harder to warm to.

23 Sep
2017
Journey to the Center of the Earth
James Mason is a geology professor who leads a rag-tag expedition to the Earth's core in a hugely entertaining 1959 film adaptation of Jules Verne's celebrated science fantasy novel. Slarek heads underground with Eureka's fine new Blu-ray release.

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21 Sep
2017
mother!
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! seems to have polarised the critical community. Its dismal box office is more a reflection of its risk taking than its quality. Provoking a whole host of emotional responses is a film Camus celebrates for its bravery.

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