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  • Cas Harlow

    Blu-ray Reviewer

    Cas Harlow works as the Movie Review Co-ordinator for AVForums and is responsible for all the Cinema, Streaming, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray content, organising the movie coverage, PR screenings, PR discs and competitions, and producing reviews and articles for the site, as well as participating in the podcasts.

    Cas has been reviewing movie content and discs for over 15 years, is an avid film buff and is our resident movies expert, having reviewed several thousand titles both on the Big and Small Screen, across DVD, HD DVD, Blu-ray and now Ultra HD Blu-ray. Cas is also a non-practicing Barrister and practicing Solicitor and has a degree in Electronic Engineering and a Postgrad in Law.

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    Netflix's Roma Review

    The first film from Alfonso Cuaron since 2013's Gravity could earn Netflix some credibility courtesy of an Oscar, but is it actually any good?

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 14, 2018 at 5:39 PM

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    Kin Blu-ray Review

    Urban youth family drama meets sci-fi energy weapons in the indie flick Kin, making for a striking directorial debut and an even more impressive Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 14, 2018 at 6:50 AM

  • 8

    The Meg 4K Blu-ray Review

    Always wanted to see Jason Statham fighting a giant shark? Let's see if the 4K release of The Meg delivers.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 11, 2018 at 8:18 AM

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    Once Upon a Time in China and America Blu-ray Review

    Returning to the role after a 2-film absence, Jet Li's Once Upon a Time in China and America makes for a fabulous 'extra' on Eureka's remastered box set of the original trilogy.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 10, 2018 at 9:57 AM

  • 8

    Once Upon a Time in China III Blu-ray Review

    Eureka's 4K-remastered release of Tsui Hark's Jet Li-starring trilogy concludes with Once Upon a Time in China III.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 9:46 PM

  • 9

    Once Upon a Time in China II Blu-ray Review

    Our look at Eureka's stunning 4K-remastered release of Tsui Hark's Jet Li-starring period martial arts series continues with Once Upon a Time in China II.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 2:07 PM

  • 8

    The Equalizer 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    Washington's first sequel is a little flabby and predictable, but also reliably brutal, and looks and sounds spectacular on UHD.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 10:14 AM

  • 8

    Once Upon a Time in China Blu-ray Review

    Tsui Hark's, Jet Li-starring period martial arts series gets the lavish 4K-remastered Eureka box set treatment, starting with Part One of the original trilogy.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 9, 2018 at 10:10 AM

  • 7

    Netflix's Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle Review

    After Disney's own live-action remake of The Jungle Book, Netflix offers an even darker take in Andy Serkis' Mowgli.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:52 PM

  • 8

    They Shall Not Grow Old Blu-ray Review

    Peter 'LOTR' Jackson works his visual magic on century-old footage for this unforgettable look at The Great War.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 2:15 PM

  • 9

    The Magnificent Ambersons Blu-ray Review

    Expected to be better than Citizen Kane, but butchered by the Studios, Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons is a flawed but fierce classic which gets the Criterion treatment on Blu-ray.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 7, 2018 at 7:53 AM

  • 7

    Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. Blu-ray Review

    Daughter of a terrorist, this new documentary looks back at the colourful life journey of controversial Sri Lankan rapper M.I.A.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 6, 2018 at 1:03 PM

  • 9

    The Lion King 4K Blu-ray Review

    Completing the circle of life, The Lion King returns to 2D in all its glory for Disney's first 4K release of one of their classic hand-drawn animated titles.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 6, 2018 at 7:54 AM

  • 7

    Hotel Artemis 4K Blu-ray Review

    The writer of Rogue Nation makes his directorial debut with this futuristic Smokin' Aces-style thriller, out in 4K but only in the US.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 5, 2018 at 3:48 PM

  • 8

    Ant-Man and the Wasp 4K Blu-ray Review

    Fluffy filler until Captain Marvel or fantastic introduction to the Quantum Realm? Either, or both, at least Disney finally deliver audio to match the superb 4K video.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:51 AM

  • 7

    Ralph Breaks the Internet Review

    Ralph gets an upgrade, taking his signature mayhem viral as he unleashes a chaotic assault on the internet. But can he bring the magic of the first film with him too?

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 1, 2018 at 2:41 PM

  • 7

    Khartoum Blu-ray Review

    Charlton Heston and Lawrence Olivier go toe-to-toe in this visually stunning Ultra Panavision 70mm-shot feature - the last of its kind until Tarantino's Hateful Eight.

    by Cas Harlow, Dec 1, 2018 at 8:08 AM

  • 10

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout 4K Blu-ray Review

    A superb sequel to Rogue Nation, the series gets better and better, with Fallout one of the best blockbusters of the year, and now one of the best 4K releases.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:40 PM

  • 6

    Yanks Blu-ray Review

    John Schlesinger came off the back of his success with Marathon Man to direct the wartime Richard Gere drama, Yanks, which earns itself the Eureka treatment.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 30, 2018 at 12:17 PM

  • 7

    Dog Days Blu-ray Review

    After Love Actually and New Years Eve, Dog Days provides another ensemble 'tail' of disparate relationships.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 26, 2018 at 4:39 PM

  • 8

    Incredibles 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    Brad 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' Bird's long-gestating sequel to the superb 2004 Pixar film gets the 4K treatment, but only in the US!

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 26, 2018 at 8:43 AM

  • 8

    Gosford Park Blu-ray Review

    Altman's Award-winning ensemble period mystery Gosford Park gets the Arrow '4K' treatment for this newly remastered Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 25, 2018 at 6:43 AM

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    The Case of the Bloody Iris Blu-ray Review

    More psycho thrills in this Giallo horror which earns itself a 2K restoration courtesy of Shameless Entertainment.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 22, 2018 at 6:36 PM

  • 8

    The Time Tunnel - Complete Collection Blu-ray Review

    Irwin 'Lost in Space' Allen's classic 60s TV series, The Time Tunnel, comes to Blu-ray in a lavish complete collector's edition.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 20, 2018 at 9:56 AM

  • 8

    Skyscraper 4K Blu-ray Review

    How could you go wrong with Dwayne Johnson in a Die Hard meets Towering Inferno combo actioner? Especially in Dolby Vision 4K with Atmos too!

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 18, 2018 at 12:46 PM

  • 6

    Netflix's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Review

    This Coen Brothers' anthology boasts some memorable moments but still feels insubstantial and distinctly made-for-Netflix

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 16, 2018 at 3:12 PM

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    Siberia Review

    While we wait for John Wick 3, Keanu Reeves goes to Russia for some shady diamond deals and falls in love. And, unsurprisingly, nobody cares.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:03 AM

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    The Tree of Life Blu-ray Review

    Criterion release a three hour cut of Terrence Malick's seminal modern masterpiece, The Tree of Life, in this deluxe 2-disc package.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 16, 2018 at 10:01 AM

  • 8

    Cliffhanger 4K Blu-ray Review

    One of Stallone's finest action-thrillers and also one of the best mountain climbing movies of all time, and now you can enjoy it all over again in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 13, 2018 at 7:27 AM

  • 9

    Lucky Blu-ray Review

    The late, great Harry Dean Stanton pulled off one last gem in this quietly sobering little indie flick about mortality.

    by Cas Harlow, Nov 11, 2018 at 7:45 AM

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