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Sally Potter's The Party on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in February
news | 19 Jan 2018
Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Tomothy Spall star in Sally Potter's acclaimed ensemble comedy, which comes to Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in February from Lionsgate UK and Picturehouse.
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Kills on Wheels
Kills on Wheels
blu-ray review| 15 Jan 2018
Two disabled friends hook up with a wheelchair-bound ex-con who has found work as a hitman for Serbian gangsters in Attila Till's neat Hungarian comedy-drama, which was released today on dual format by Montage Pictures. Slarek reviews the film and the Blu-ray.
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New World
New World
blu-ray review| 14 Jan 2018
Released tomorrow by Eureka as part of its bare bones Montage Pictures range, Park Hoon-jung's Infernal Affairs and Godfather-influenced Korean gangland drama makes for riveting viewing. Slarek salutes the film and the excellent HD transfer.
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16 Jan 2018
Henri-Georges Clouzot triple on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in March
Three films from he French master of suspense Henri-Georges Clouzot – Le Corbeau, La Prisonnière and Quai des Orfevres – come to UK Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download in new 4K restorations in March from Studiocanal.

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16 Jan 2018
King Hu's Legend of the Mountain on dual format in March
Never before release on home video in the UK, celebrated Wuxia director King Hu's 1979 epic fantasy-horror, widely regarded as one of his finest achievements, comes to UK dual format in March from Masters of Cinema.

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16 Jan 2018
Shubhashish Bhutiani's Hotel Salvation on Blu-ray & DVD in February
The award-winning and life-affirming debut feature from up-and-coming young director Shubhashish Bhutiani comes to UK Blu-ray and DVD in Februyary from the BFI.

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13 Jan 2018
Acclaimed documentary Mountain on Blu-ray and DVD in January
The allure of mountains and humankind's obession with climbing and conquering even the most challenging peaks is mesmerisingly explored in Jennifer Peedom's documentary feature, on Blu-ray and DVD in January from Dogwoof.

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13 Jan 2018
Ice Cold in Alex 4K restoration on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in February
Probably the most satifying pint of beer ever served and swallowed has become the most famous sequence in one of the great British WW2 films, which arrives on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital in a 60th Anniversary edition soon from Studiocanal.

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12 Jan 2018
Sleeping Dogs, L’Atlantide & La Chinoise from Arrow Academy in April
Arrow has announced its Arrow Academy Blu-ray titles for April, which include a New Zealand political thriller, a Jean-Luc Goidard classic and a fantasy adventure from Pandora's Box director G.W. Pabst.

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11 Jan 2018
Martial arts actioner Re:Born on dual format in March
A pacy, no frills martial arts film featuring fast, furious and expertly choreographed close-combat fight sequences, 's Re:Born comes to UK dual format in March from Eureka Entertainment.

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11 Jan 2018
Indicator announces a typically strong March Blu-ray line-up
Powerhouse Films has announced its Indicator Blu-ray release slate for March, and it's as impressive as ever: Antonioni's The Passenger, John Guillermin’s Town on Trial, Dick Clement's Otley and Stephen Frears' Gumshoe.

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10 Jan 2018
Ray Harryhausen triple on dual format from Warner in February
Following Indicator's superb Ray Harryhausen box sets, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment have announced the February dual format release of The Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The Valley of Gwangi and Clash of the Titans.

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8 Jan 2018
Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa on dual format in March
An extravagant display of directorial prowess from Joseph L. Mankiewicz and starring Humphrey Bogart and Ava Gardner makes its UK Blu-ray debut in March in a dual format release from Masters of Cinema.

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6 Jan 2018
God's Own Country on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital in January
Francis Lee’s acclaimed debut feature, a contemporary tale of self-discovery and emotional awakening set on the sheep farming hills of rural England, comes to UK Blu-ray, DVD and Digital this month from Lionsgate and Picturehouse.

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2 Jan 2018
4K restoration of Casablanca on dual format in February
One of the most beloved of all Hollywood classics and a still divine example of a cinematic love story at its absolute finest, Casablanca comes to UK dual format in February in a 4K restoration with a basket of special features from Warner.

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21 Dec 2017
The Colour of Pomegranates on Limited Edition Blu-ray in January
Sergei Parajanov’s celebrated masterwork, an astonishing portrait of the 18th century Armenian poet Sayat Nova, makes its UK Blu-ray debut with a new restoration in a 2-disc box set in January from Second Sight.

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21 Dec 2017
Yi Yi & The Age of Innocence on Blu-ray from Criterion UK in March
The Criterion Collection and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have announced their UK Blu-ray releases for March, Edward Yang's epic drama Yi Yi and Martin Scorsese's sumptuous adaptation of the classic novel by Edith Wharton.

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20 Dec 2017
Arrow Video and Arrow Academy titles for March 2018 announced
Another bumper crop of varied titles have been announced for largely Blu-ray only release in March on the Arrow Video and Arrow Academy labels, plus a new book and new vinyl record for release in the new year.

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12 Jan
2018
Superheroes and the Marvel DC battle for supremacy
Lord Summerisle looks back at the efforts of the Marvel and the DC Universe to dominate the TV and film adaptations of successful comic book franchises in 2017, highlighting some favourites and why he feels that some of them fell flat.

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12 Jan
2018
Rhapsody in Blu: Slarek's pick of the discs for 2017
Following on from his selection of favourite film and TV, Slarek picks 20 Blu-ray titles from a slew of great releases from the likes of Arrow, Indicator, Eureka, Second Run and the BFI that he particularly enjoyed in 2017.

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4 Jan
2018
Film as an emotional lifeboat: Slarek's film and TV picks for 2017
As is traditional at this time, Slarek looks back the year that has just closed, has his usual political rant, explains why he missed so many key movies, and picks twenty of the film and TV titles that he enjoyed the most in 2017.

20 Dec
2017
The Cremator
The first Blu-ray upgrade of a previously released title from Second Run is Juraj Herz's extraordinary The Cremator. Slarek updates his original review and saultes the upgrades made to the picture and some excellent special features.

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17 Dec
2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Glimpsed at the tail end of The Force Awakens, Luke Skywalker now comes into his own. The Last Jedi is great fun with some lovely surprises, humour that works and a few genuine moments of “Nice…” Camus would love to say that he enjoyed every minute…

12 Dec
2017
The Pumpkin Eater
Director Jack Clayton, while not hugely celebrated, carved out a quiet but impressive career. There are a few gems in his ten director credits and The Pumpkin Eater is certainly one of them. Camus is seduced by its leading lady in Indicator’s new Blu-ray.

10 Dec
2017
Eyes of Laura Mars
A script by Halloween-era John Carpenter was transformed into a studio project with Irvin Kershner at the helm and Faye Dunaway in the lead. Slarek wasn't a fan at the time of the film's release, but has since warmed to its qualities, despite some remaining gripes.

3 Dec
2017
Wolf
Jack Nicholson stars as a publishing house executive who is bitten by a wolf and begins to undergo a transformation in Mike Nichols' low-key 1994 werewolf movie. Slarek revisits a film he never really cared for and finds more in it this time around on Indicator's fine Blu-ray.

24 Nov
2017
Hammer Volume One: Fear Warning
Absurdly late due to already documented outside issues, Slarek delivers a detailed appreciation of Indicator's handsomely packaged and presented presented four-film Blu-ray box set of letter known Hammer titles, all of which are worthy of your attention and appreciation.

Film Review

21 Nov
2017
The Death of Stalin
First the absurd events were real. Then they passed into solemn history. Then they became a French graphic novel and now Armando Iannucci has made the movie The Death of Stalin. Camus relishes the comedy and briefly muses on the nature of power…

13 Nov
2017
Witchhammer
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.

5 Nov
2017
Torture Garden
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.

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…

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