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Blu-ray Reviews, News & Articles


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    Brimstone Blu-ray Review

    Dakota Fanning is haunted and hunted across a Tarantino-esque non-lineear narrative by Guy Pearce's preacher-from-hell in this intense horror-infused Western.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:49 AM

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    The Mountain Between Us Blu-ray Review

    Elba and Winslet do a by-the-numbers survival flick blended with a by-the-numbers romance which at least makes for a pretty release.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 13, 2018 at 10:59 AM

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    Casablanca Blu-ray Review

    Commonly regarded as one of the greatest films of all time, the Bogart/Bergman classic gets some lavish treatment in the UK courtesy of HMV's Exclusive Premium Collection.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 9, 2018 at 9:01 AM

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    Deadfall Blu-ray Review

    Bryan Forbes' little-known 1968 Michael Caine vehicle is a flawed but nonetheless engaging curio that's more film noir than heist movie, trading in unexpected psychological beats.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 6, 2018 at 7:30 AM

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    Flatliners Blu-ray Review

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo's Niels Arden Oplev offers us yet another unnecessary remake which is better than the straight-to-DVD fare it could have easily ended up being, but not by much.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:13 AM

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    Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Blu-ray Review

    DC Animated Studios' first foray into the Elseworlds series provides an arguably unnecessary variation on the classic Gotham by Gaslight tale.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 3, 2018 at 8:50 AM

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    Blue Collar Blu-ray Review

    Back when Paul Schrader was hot property, writing the screenplays for three of Scorsese's golden era masterpieces, he broke through into directing with Blue Collar, his gritty and memorable debut.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 29, 2018 at 6:56 AM

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    Straight on Till Morning Blu-ray Review

    Hammer's Straight On till Morning slow-burns some pretty flimsy psycho thrills on Studiocanal's impressively polished Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 28, 2018 at 8:23 AM

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    Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde Blu-ray Review

    Hammer Studios' Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde puts a new twist on the horror icons, and is given a new lease of life courtesy of Studiocanal's Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 28, 2018 at 8:23 AM

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    The Horror of Frankenstein Blu-ray Review

    The late Hammer film The Horror of Frankenstein is a lame remake that is high on camp and short on chills but at least the new Blu-ray release does the film justice.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 28, 2018 at 8:22 AM

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    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes Blu-ray Review

    The biggest inspiration for the excellent modern BBC series, Sherlock, Billy Wilder's playful classic gets fine treatment on Blu-ray courtesy of Eureka.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 21, 2018 at 12:23 AM

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    Wind River Blu-ray Review

    Sicario writer Taylor Sheridan delivers an impressive writer/director debut with this gripping and richly character-driven mystery thriller.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 21, 2018 at 12:22 AM

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    New World Blu-ray Review

    Korean writer/director Park Hoon-jung's sophomore film is an slick epic crime thriller in the vein of Infernal Affairs, which Eureka finally brings to the UK on a decent Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 16, 2018 at 12:44 PM

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    A Ghost Story Blu-ray Review

    David Lowery's reteaming with Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara after Ain't Them Bodies Saints is a suitably atypical look at the life of a ghost.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 15, 2018 at 3:55 PM

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    Beyond Skyline Blu-ray Review

    Although Skyline didn't exactly set high standards, this is still a superior sequel, benefiting from The Raid's top stars as well as the underrated Frank Grillo.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 7, 2018 at 10:22 PM

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    The Man with the Iron Heart Blu-ray Review

    After last year's Anthropoid we take a look at the assassination attempt on the brutal head of the SS from the point of view of the man himself.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 7, 2018 at 12:56 AM

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    Jungle Blu-ray Review

    This true life story of an ill-advised quest for beauty and riches which turns into a desperate fight for survival makes for an ultimately harrowing experience.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 2, 2018 at 8:08 AM

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    The Limehouse Golem Blu-ray Review

    The Limehouse Golem provides a surprisingly well-structured horror-twinged Victorian murder mystery that looks suitably cinematic on Lionsgate's new Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 25, 2017 at 8:50 PM

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    The Apartment Blu-ray Review

    Filmmaker Billy Wilder's Jack Lemmon classic The Apartment gets the lavish 4K-remastered treatment courtesy of Arrow.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:41 AM

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    Captain Underpants Blu-ray Review

    Dreamworks' Captain Underpants provides a colourful and surprisingly witty adaptation of the character which looks great on Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 3, 2017 at 8:33 AM

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    The Sword of Doom Blu-ray Review

    Criterion bring to UK Blu-ray Okamoto's The Sword of Doom, a dark counterpoint to the likes of Kurosawa's Sanjuro and Yojimbo.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:24 PM

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    Bottle Rocket Blu-ray Review

    Wes Anderson's directorial debut shows the fresh beginnings of his distinctive style and now it gets the Criterion Collection Blu-ray treatment.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:24 PM

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    Wolf Blu-ray Review

    Retired powerhouse actor Jack Nicholson's 1994 film Wolf makes its UK Blu-ray bow in style courtesy of Indicator.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 2, 2017 at 4:24 PM

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    Desert Hearts Blu-ray Review

    Desert Hearts is the atmospheric 1985 debut from filmmaker Donna Deitch, whose tale of forbidden love in narrow-minded 50s Nevada gets impressive treatment courtesy of The Criterion Collection.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 19, 2017 at 6:08 AM

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    The Beguiled Blu-ray Review

    Winning her the Best Director award at Cannes, Sofia Coppola's majestic The Beguiled is an impressively-helmed new adaptation that is now available on Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 18, 2017 at 9:47 AM

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    Jabberwocky Blu-ray Review

    Terry Gilliam's debut, a madcap adaptation of Lewis Carroll's poem Jabberwocky, sets the template for the filmmaker's distinctive - often medieval-themed - later efforts, getting a 4K restoration in Criterion's impressive package.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 17, 2017 at 6:54 AM

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    The Tiger Blu-ray Review

    Writer/director Hoon-jung Park and leading man Choi Min-shik team up for this elegiac and symbolic tale of the Japanese hunt for the last Korean tiger.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 16, 2017 at 7:18 AM

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    Office Christmas Party Blu-ray Review

    The generically-titled Office Christmas Party is actually surprisingly not awful, blending the usual inane gags with some effective physical comedy and enough pop culture references to make your head spin.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:33 AM

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    Preacher Season 2 Blu-ray Review

    The blisteringly faithful graphic novel adaptation goes off the rails in its bloated sophomore season, but still boasts a uniquely grotesque dark humour and some great characters.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:33 AM

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    The Philadelphia Story Blu-ray Review

    Criterion follow up their earlier release of Katherine Hepburn's Best Actress-winning Woman of the Year with her comeback hit The Philadelphia Story, which boasts a glorious new 4K remaster.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 12, 2017 at 9:32 AM