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  • Cas Harlow

    Blu-ray Reviewer

    Cas has been a prolific reviewer since 2005 and has been writing exclusively for AVForums in that time, covering Games, CDs, DVDs and HD-DVDs and now specialising in Blu-rays and Cinema titles, with supporting Movie Articles as well.

    He has written over 1000 reviews and enjoys the sheer diversity of the film world – from quality blockbusters to innovative sci-fi films; powerful indie pieces to underrated foreign work.

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    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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    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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    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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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Matthew Vaughn delivers this sequel to the fun hit action-comedy Kingsman: The Secret Service. based on Mark Millar's excellent graphic novel, and making for a candy coloured 4K Blu-ray release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 28, 2018 at 8:21 AM

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    12 Strong Review

    Nicolai Fuglsig's directorial debut is a Bruckheimer-fuelled true story of a 12 Strong group of elite soldiers sent to take on the Taliban in the days after 9/11.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 26, 2018 at 10:33 PM

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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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    Coco Review

    Disney/Pixar ambitiously attempt a kid-friendly take on the afterlife, giving us yet another colourful, unusual and extremely touching tale.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM

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    It Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    It's rare for a Stephen King novel to get one decent adaptation, let alone two, with the It reboot proving surprisingly effective, and making for an impressive Ultra HD Blu-ray release that will make you float.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 17, 2018 at 5:08 PM

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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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    American Assassin Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    American Assassin introduces the world to Mitch Rapp, a blend of Jack Reacher, Jason Bourne and Jack Ryan, with a healthy serving of 18-rated violence, which earns a strong 4K release.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 15, 2018 at 2:00 AM

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    The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    The abortive sequel to The Amazing Spider-Man killed this second attempt at a franchise, although the native 4K visuals leave it one of the most visually impressive of the lot.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:14 PM

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    The Amazing Spider-Man Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    There's so much to enjoy in the unnecessary Webb/Garfield reboot, and it looks and sounds great in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM

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    Spider-Man 3 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Raimi's second Spider-sequel derails the previously tremendous franchise not least with its overabundance of villains, but continues the trilogy's impressive run on 4K disc.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:13 PM

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    Spider-Man 2 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    One of the best sequels of all time, and arguably the best Spider-Man movie comes to glorious 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray disc.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:12 PM

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    Spider-Man Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Fifteen years ago Sam Raimi's Spider-Man helped pave the way for the packed superhero blockbuster schedule we've got today but this 4K disc release looks and sounds great.

    by Cas Harlow, Jan 14, 2018 at 3:12 PM