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  • 7

    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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    Jigsaw Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    The law of diminishing returns stabs the (Jig)Saw franchise in the neck with a needle full of acid, making this hopefully last entry a limp squid that only further sullies the memory of the first movie.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:43 AM

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    Mute Review

    Writer/director Duncan Jones' self-proclaimed spiritual sequel to his dazzling debut, Moon, is a nice - albeit disjointed - little future noir to add to Netflix's roster.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 23, 2018 at 11:53 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

  • 8

    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

  • 8

    Funk Firm Gett! Turntable Review

    Your choices of turntables under £1,000 can often seem like a two horse race but the Funk Firm would like to blow that race wide open with the Gett!

    by Ed Selley, Feb 22, 2018 at 9:34 AM

  • 9

    Sony STR-DN1080 7.2-Channel AV Receiver Review

    Sony's STR-DN1080 is a 7-channel AV receiver that supports both Dolby Atmos and DTS:X and despite some limitations it offers exceptional value.

    by Steve Withers, Feb 21, 2018 at 8:20 AM

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    RHA Dacamp L1 DAC Review

    The portable DAC market is still expanding and it is the turn of RHA to see if they can topple the mighty Mojo with their Dacamp L1.

    by Ed Selley, Feb 18, 2018 at 8:24 AM

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    Yamaha RX-A3070 9.2 AV Receiver Review

    Yamaha's new RX-A3070 flagship AVR looks just like the last two models so is it any different and does it still excel? Let's find out...

    by Phil Hinton, Feb 17, 2018 at 8:51 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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    Father Figures Review

    Owen Wilson and Ed Helms star in Father Figures, a comedy about two brothers searching for their father after discovering he's still alive. The problem is there are a number of potential candidates.

    by Sharuna Warner, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:31 PM

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    The Shape of Water Review

    The Shape of Water is Guillermo del Toro's latest fairytale, which effortlessly blends Beauty and the Beast and The Creature from the Black Lagoon in a magical tale of forbidden love.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Feb 14, 2018 at 11:14 PM

  • 8

    Black Panther Review

    Culturally significant, Black Panther is also a decent origin story, revitalising tried-and-tested plot beats with its strikingly unusual setting and fabulously realised characters.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 14, 2018 at 7:44 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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    The LEGO Ninjago Movie Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Carrying the same irreverent humour that defined both the LEGO movie and the LEGO Batman Movie, Ninjago is a little thin, but still fun, and looks spectacular on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 11, 2018 at 8:08 AM

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    The 15:17 to Paris Review

    Clint Eastwood's new film tells the story of the terrorist attack on The 15:17 to Paris with the real life heroes playing themselves.

    by Sharuna Warner, Feb 9, 2018 at 10:25 PM

  • 10

    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

  • 9

    Audiolab M-DAC Mini Review

    As one of the most capable affordable DAC manufacturers, Audiolab has turned their attention to portable audio with the M-DAC Mini.

    by Ed Selley, Feb 9, 2018 at 8:59 AM

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    iClever XFree Mini Bluetooth Headphones Review

    The XFree Mini Headphones from iClever offer Bluetooth connectivity, magnetic housing for easy storage and 8mm drivers.

    by Greg Hook, Feb 7, 2018 at 7:49 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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    The Cloverfield Paradox Review

    Cloverfield came out of nowhere and it's sequel was also kept under wraps but this latest entry pulls the biggest surprise of all as it's available on Netflix from today.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 5, 2018 at 1:38 PM

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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

  • 9

    Altered Carbon Season 1 Review

    Netflix's latest glossy big budget original series is a superbly faithful interpretation of Richard Morgan's remorselessly brutal cyberpunk future noir tale.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 4, 2018 at 10:12 AM

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    Blade Runner 2049 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Achieving the impossible, Denis Villeneuve's majestic Blade Runner 2049 is one of the greatest sequels of all time, and one of the best 4K releases to boot.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 3, 2018 at 4:54 PM

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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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    Journey's End Review

    As we approach the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, Journey's End is a timely reminder of the horror of that conflict and the toll it took on the men in the trenches.

    by Kumari Tilakawardane, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:54 PM

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    Phantom Thread Review

    Master filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson's eighth film makes for a fitting end to master actor Daniel Day-Lewis's illustrious career; a mesmerising study of love and obsession.

    by Cas Harlow, Feb 2, 2018 at 8:23 PM

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    Monitor Audio Silver 500 Surround Speaker Package Review

    Monitor Audio has a strong reputation in AV speakers and the new Silver range looks like it has considerable promise. So does it deliver?

    by Ed Selley, Feb 2, 2018 at 7:41 AM

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    Bowers & Wilkins 705S2 Speaker Review

    The latest range of speakers from Bowers & Wilkins aims to bring the performance of the 800 Series down to an (almost) attainable price. Does the 705 S2 succeed in this brief?

    by Ed Selley, Jan 31, 2018 at 3:13 PM