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    Halloween Ends 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Halloween Ends 4K Blu-ray Review
    The forty-year journey of horror icon Laurie Strode and the original bogeyman Michael Myers ended in cinemas last autumn with a terrifying whimper instead of the bang fans everywhere wanted and demanded. As the dust settles on David Gordon Green’s franchise trilogy, is it time for a reappraisal of the possibly misunderstood and hugely divisive final entry on 4K UHD disc?  
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    Call Me by Your Name (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Call Me by Your Name (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Luca "Bones and All" Guadagnino's first collaboration with Timothée "Dune" Chalamet marked the actor's breakthrough role, and completed the director's thematic Desire Trilogy, following the preceding I Am Love and A Bigger Splash.  
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    The Devil's Backbone (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Devil's Backbone (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Guillermo Del Toro’s sublime Spanish Civil War-set chiller now dazzles even more on this ravishing 4K release as part of the Sony Classics 30th Anniversary 4K Collection from Sony in the US.  
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    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for January 2023

    by Mark Costello
    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for January 2023
    A month of truly eclectic renowned international film makers – from John Hughes to Terry Gilliam to Lukas Moodysson – and some young up starts making their cinematic debuts give us our January release blu-ray schedule and as ever, there’s some wonderful films and releases coming our way that are worthy of your consideration… UPDATED WITH NINE COMPETITIONS  
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    Synecdoche, New York (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Synecdoche, New York (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Charlie "Eternal Sunshine" Kaufman's ambitious directorial debut is a magnum opus within a magnum opus, with Philip Seymour Hoffman never better.  
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    The City of Lost Children (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The City of Lost Children (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s fantasy steampunk masterpiece finally comes to disc in a manner that does justice to its sublime art and award-winning production design.  
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    Still Alice (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Still Alice (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland's heartbreaking 2014 drama draws a painfully poignant portrait of early onset Alzheimer's, with an Oscar winning powerhouse performance from Julianne Moore.  
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    Run Lola Run (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Run Lola Run (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Tom Tykwer's Run Lola Run is a propulsively scored experimental thriller, with a blistering lead performance by Franka Potente, earning pride of place in the Sony Pictures Classics 11-film 30th Anniversary 4K Collection.  
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    Orlando (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Orlando (Sony Classics) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The Sony Pictures Classics 11-film 30th Anniversary 4K Collection kick-starts with Sally Potter's lavish period fantasy Orlando, starring a marvellously dynamic Tilda Swinton.  
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    Road House 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Road House 4K Blu-ray Review
    Patrick Swayze’s gloriously white trash western B-movie masterpiece comes to 4K from Vinegar Syndrome in a package that looks almost as good as Sam Elliott’s hair.  
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  • Movies & TV News

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    Best Movies, TV and 4K Blu-rays of 2022 - Editor's Choice Awards

    by Cas Harlow
    Best Movies, TV and 4K Blu-rays of 2022 - Editor's Choice Awards
    The movies team takes a look back at 2022, highlighting some of the best theatrical and streaming movie release, TV shows, and 4K discs, as well as the studios behind them.  
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    Smile 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Smile 4K Blu-ray Review
    Keep on smilin', 'Cause when you're smilin', The whole world smiles with you  
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    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for December 2022

    by Mark Costello
    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for December 2022
    Eureka's Yeoh, Second Sight's Tangerine, Criterion's Chaplin, BFI's Oldman and Lionsgate's Clerks provide us with both tears and joy at Christmas time - Updated with competitions to win EIGHT titles.  
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    Ju-On: The Grudge Collection 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Ju-On: The Grudge Collection 4K Blu-ray Review
    Takashi Shimizu’s classic J-horror franchise is given a lavish and near complete boxset release from genre legend label Arrow Films. And it goes to show that unadulterated terror isn’t reliant on anything as trifling as video resolution…  
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    The Film Vault Collection - 4K Blu-ray Unboxing

    by Cas Harlow
    The Film Vault Collection - 4K Blu-ray Unboxing
    Introducing The Film Vault Collection - a brand-new collector’s range featuring titles across the Warner Bros. Discovery and Universal Pictures catalogues, with our video unboxing of 1917.  
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    Silent Running 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Silent Running 4K Blu-ray Review
    The eco-sci-fi Silent Running comes to 4K UHD courtesy of Arrow, but is it as good as you remember?  
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    Pulp Fiction 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Pulp Fiction 4K Blu-ray Review
    Utterly entertaining, endlessly quotable, blisteringly stylish and daringly different, Quentin Tarantino's 1994 masterpiece Pulp Fiction is easily one of the greatest films of all time, earning an excellent 4K DV release from Paramount.  
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    To Kill a Mockingbird 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    To Kill a Mockingbird 4K Blu-ray Review
    Another all time classic, To Kill a Mockingbird, comes to 4K UHD, looking better than it ever has before  
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    Croupier 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Croupier 4K Blu-ray Review
    Mike "Get Carter" Hodges' 1998 neo-noir helped catapult a young Clive Owen into the Hollywood limelight, earning a deluxe Arrow set 4K release and an opportunity for fans and newcomers to (re)discover this gem in style.  
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    King Kong (1976) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    King Kong (1976) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Dino De Laurentiis’ ill-advised and deeply flawed remake of one of golden age cinema’s first blockbusters arrives on 4K from Studiocanal with an interesting new colour grade…  
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    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari 4K Blu-ray Review
    German expressionism has never looked so good; The Cabinet of Dr Caligari comes to 4K UHD - you won't sleepwalk through this!  
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    The Driver 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Driver 4K Blu-ray Review
    It certainly wasn't just the name that led people to suspect that Nicolas Winding Refn's 2011 masterpiece, Drive, may have been inspired by Walter Hill's ultra-cool neo-noir, gifted a 4K restoration by Studiocanal.  
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    Casque d'Or 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Casque d'Or 4K Blu-ray Review
    Jacques Becker’s cult classic that influenced so many of the French New Wave directors that followed in his footsteps is given a new 4K restoration thanks to Studiocanal… but it seems they forgot to include one teeny, tiny, but all-important element…  
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    Orphan: First Kill 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Orphan: First Kill 4K Blu-ray Review
    Ignoring any sense of trying to hide the insanely stupid but gloriously brilliant twist of the first film, this decade-too-late prequel to the bonkers ‘Orphan’ instead tries to out-gonzo it. And goddamn it, it almost succeeds…  
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    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
    Kevin Reynolds' 1991 Box Office hit is a rip-roaring old school action adventure with prime Costner, prime Rickman and prime Freeman tearing up the screen, and Arrow's lavish set doing them justice in 4K.  
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    Reservoir Dogs 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Reservoir Dogs 4K Blu-ray Review
    Tarantino's first and finest comes to 4K in a bloody steelbook whose native 4K image made our eyes bleed.  
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    Planes, Trains & Automobiles 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Planes, Trains & Automobiles 4K Blu-ray Review
    John Hughes' classic Steve Martin/John Candy comedy Planes, Trains & Automobiles lands on 4K with Dolby Vision and a boatload of processing.  
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    The Trial 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The Trial 4K Blu-ray Review
    We look at the Orson Welles' inscrutable The Trial, given a newly minted 4K scan for its 60th anniversary  
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    Nope 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    Nope 4K Blu-ray Review
    We take a look at Jordan Peele's third film as director - Nope - that might just have best Dolby Atmos track ever  
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    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for November 2022

    by Mark Costello
    Top 10 Blu-rays (UK) for November 2022
    If you’re only going to buy one disc this month……buy Top Gun: Maverick. But if you can buy TWO discs this month, let’s see what else may tickle your fancy in our November release round-up… UPDATED WITH MORE TITLES AND MORE COMPETITIONS!  
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    The War of the Worlds & When Worlds Collide 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Simon Crust
    The War of the Worlds & When Worlds Collide 4K Blu-ray Review
    No one would have believed in the early 21st century, how 4K Blu-rays would be watched keenly and closely, by cool and envious eyes, with a view to taking over the world, and slowly and surely they drew their graphs against us  
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    The Wolf of Wall Street 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    The Wolf of Wall Street 4K Blu-ray Review
    Martin Scorsese’s glorious grotesquery of 80's excess still packs a massive punch thanks to a powerhouse turn from muse Leonardo DiCaprio and a sense of hedonistic revelry that matches its subject beautifully. And now on a 2160p disc from Arrow that shows its paltry 1080p cousin how it should be done...  
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    As Good as It Gets (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    As Good as It Gets (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review
    James L. Brooks' 1997 Best Actor / Best Actress winner is the last great Jack Nicholson movie, and one of those rare romantic comedy-drama masterpieces, rounding out an eclectic 4K Columbia Classics Collection Volume 3  
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    The Last Picture Show (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    The Last Picture Show (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The late Peter Bogdanovich's breakthrough directorial effort was a multi-Oscar-nominated 1971 coming of age drama and a worthy entry in Volume 3 of the 4K Columbia Classics Collection.  
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    From Here to Eternity (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    From Here to Eternity (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review
    Winning 8 of its 13 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay, Fred Zinnemann's 1953 adaptation of James Jones' classic novel is a stark early reflection of messy military mayhem on the eve of war, and a worthy entry in Volume 3 of the 4K Columbia Classics Collection.  
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    To Sir, with Love (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    To Sir, with Love (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The first - and arguably least - of three successive social race & relations features the legendary Sidney Poitier embarked upon, this role-reversal to his earlier Blackboard Jungle, and precursor to Dangerous Minds is a quaint and well-meaning fairy tale that only Poitier could steer, included in Volume 3 of the 4K Columbia Classics Collection.  
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    It Happened One Night (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    It Happened One Night (Columbia Classics Vol.3) 4K Blu-ray Review
    The first film to ever win all five major Academy Awards (Picture, Director, Actor, Actress, Screenplay), Capra’s 1934 classic still stands the test of time, landing in 4K as part of the Columbia Classics Collection Volume 3.  
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    Scream 2 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Mark Costello
    Scream 2 4K Blu-ray Review
    Only Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson at the absolute height of their powers could have conjured up a horror sequel that worked as both a skewering of the notion of reruns and retreads yet in some ways, not only equals but surpasses its originator... and Paramount, in an unironic twist, also delivers yet another stellar 4K re-release that corrects all the horrible digital problems of the first one…  
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    Top Gun: Maverick 4K Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Top Gun: Maverick 4K Blu-ray Review
    One of the best blockbusters in years, one of the best sequels of all time, and - nostalgia notwithstanding - not only a better follow-up than anybody could have possibly hoped for, but arguably the better film too. And now... the best 4K release of the year.  
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    Bullet Train 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    by Cas Harlow
    Bullet Train 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review
    David "John Wick" Leitch's Brad Pitt-starring smash-up of Joe Carnahan's Smokin' Aces, Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Guy Ritchie's anything, and every cheesy style-over-substance witty action romp from the nineties/noughties, is dangerously scattershot and gleefully over-the-top - UPDATED WITH 4K COMPETITION  
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