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Blu-ray Reviews, News & Articles


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    Cure Blu-ray Review

    Director Kiyoshi Kurosawa's breakthrough serial killer thriller gets the Masters of Cinema Blu-ray treatment courtesy of Eureka.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 17, 2018 at 4:38 PM

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    Pitch Perfect 3 Blu-ray Review

    The Bellas are back for more aca-added made-up words, in the second sequel to the popular Pitch Perfect, which hits Blu-ray with a strong release.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 16, 2018 at 10:28 AM

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    Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay Blu-ray Review

    DC Animated gets down and dirty with Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, a violent actioner more adult than it's live action counterpart.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 13, 2018 at 6:48 AM

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    Ferdinand Blu-ray Review

    Ice Age's Blue Sky Studios deliver a formulaic but colourfully fun adaptation of the classic kid's book, The Story of Ferdinand.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 11, 2018 at 6:38 AM

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    Blade of the Immortal Blu-ray Review

    Legendary director Takashi Miike celebrates his 100th movie in style, with a memorable adaptation of the Samurai Manga, delivered on Blu-ray courtesy of Arrow.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 30, 2018 at 7:21 AM

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    Britannia Season 1 Blu-ray Review

    The first Sky/Amazon co-production, Britannia is a far cry from the glory days of Rome, playing fast and loose with history and attempting to cash in on the sex-and-violence fantasy cash cow that is Game of Thrones, but coming up short.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 28, 2018 at 7:29 AM

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    The Deuce Season 1 Blu-ray Review

    The Wire's David Simon takes to the streets of New York for a gritty look at the birth of the porn industry, HBO-style.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 23, 2018 at 7:06 AM

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    The Age of Innocence Blu-ray Review

    Martin Scorsese's dense but luxurious 1993 adaptation of Edith Wharton's 1920 novel The Age of Innocence gets the Criterion treatment.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 18, 2018 at 8:09 AM

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    Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool Blu-ray Review

    Paul McGuigan's love letter to aging Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame boasts fantastic lead performances from Annette Bening and Jamie Bell but barely scratches the surface of the troubled star.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 17, 2018 at 9:08 AM

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    Only the Brave Blu-ray Review

    Joseph Kosinski, director of Tron: Legacy and Oblivion, tries something a little more grounded with Only the Brave, a character-driven true tale of firefighting bravery which looks stunning on Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 12, 2018 at 8:13 AM

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    The Florida Project Blu-ray Review

    The Florida Project is writer/director Sean Baker's follow-up to his iPhone-shot Tangerine and is another impressive slice of finely-observed fringe life.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 11, 2018 at 12:08 AM

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    Kickboxer: Retaliation Blu-ray Review

    The sequel to Vengeance, the unnecessary remake of Van Damme's Kickboxer, is a surprisingly engaging little affair boasting a bevy of familiar ageing action icons.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 5, 2018 at 12:01 AM

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    Clash of the Titans Blu-ray Review

    The HMV Premium Collection concludes its Harryhausen releases with 1981's Clash of the Titans, a flawed but more earnest effort than its flat remake, most memorable for boasting some of Harryhausen's best and last work.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 25, 2018 at 11:16 AM

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    Wishmaster Blu-ray Review

    1997's b-movie horror, Wishmaster plays off a very flimsy genie-in-a-bottle premise, with some hokey but committed acting and pretty average effects but looking better than ever on this new Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 25, 2018 at 8:40 AM

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    The Valley of Gwangi Blu-ray Review

    The middle-entry in the trio of HMV-exclusive Premium Collection releases of Harryhausen works is a dinosaur-themed take on the classic tale of King Kong but with cowboys!

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 25, 2018 at 8:39 AM

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    The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms Blu-ray Review

    HMV's Premium Collection deliver a trio of Ray Harryhausen features, including this, his first solo effort back in 1953, which partly inspired Godzilla.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 25, 2018 at 8:39 AM

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    The Lair of the White Worm Blu-ray Review

    Ken Russell's psychedelic and decidedly loose adaptation of Bram Stoker's poorly-received The Lair of the White Worm gets a UK Blu-ray release courtesy of Lionsgate.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:45 AM

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    The Gate Blu-ray Review

    It's only thanks to offbeat supernatural soft-horror films like 1987's The Gate that we now get to enjoy the great 80s throwback series, Stranger Things.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:44 AM

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    Attack on Titan Season 2 Blu-ray Review

    Season 2 of the popular anime TV series, Attack on Titan, continues the exploits of Titan-fighter Eren and his ragtag group of friends as they battle for survival.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM

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    Breathe Blu-ray Review

    Andy Serkis delivers a competent and thoughtful directorial debut which, in the vein of The Theory of Everything, looks at the true story of a pioneering polio survivor.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:44 AM

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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