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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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    Westworld Season Two: The Door Review

    The impressive HBO mystery western sci-fi TV series, Westworld, enters its second season posing even more questions and offering even fewer answers.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 23, 2018 at 9:06 AM

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    Legion Season 2 Review

    Fox's best X-Men project, Legion enters its second season on Sky and it's just as much of a mind-twisting audiovisual delight as the first

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:23 PM

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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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    Lost in Space Season 1 Review

    The classic Lost in Space TV series earns its second reboot courtesy of Netflix in this big budget sci-fi actioner that's quite literally like Lost... in space.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:45 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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    Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Star Wars The Last Jedi, Rian Johnson's controversial and divisive follow-up to the much safer The Force Awakens, is a bloated combination of spectacular setpieces and monumental missteps that stuns in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 7, 2018 at 3:17 PM

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    The Hurricane Heist Review

    The man behind the very first Fast & Furious film writes and directs this cheesy so-bad-it's-almost-good actioner which Sky is bringing to your living room just in time for the weekend.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:14 AM

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    The Incredible Hulk 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    2008's The Incredible Hulk marks the first title from Phase 1 of the MCU to get an Ultra HD Blu-ray release in the UK and US.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 3, 2018 at 12:21 PM

  • 8

    A Quiet Place Review

    Third time's a charm as The Office's John Krasinski delivers a thoroughly impressive directorial effort with this gripping and subversive high concept horror.

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 2, 2018 at 11:08 PM

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    Small Town Crime Review

    Netflix acquires the worldwide rights to another little gem with the neo-noir detective flick Small Town Crime starring the ever-reliable John Hawkes

    by Cas Harlow, Apr 2, 2018 at 8:58 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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    A Few Good Men Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Riding high on Aaron Sorkin's electric script, this excellent Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson courtroom drama has never looked better.

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

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    Justice League Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Propelled by the success of Marvel's Avengers, the fast-tracked Justice League is generic and in need of a decent story but admittedly looks glorious in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 25, 2018 at 3:38 PM

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    Wonder Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Based on the acclaimed bestseller by R.J. Palacio, director Stephen Chbowsky's Wonder is a touching drama that makes for a surprisingly good 4K disc

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 25, 2018 at 3:26 PM

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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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    Daddy's Home 2 Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Daddy's Home 2 may not having you rolling around on your sofa in fits of laughter, but it does make for unlikely demo material thanks to both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 18, 2018 at 8:10 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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    Terminator 2: Judgment Day Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Terminator 2's Ultra HD Blu-ray release should have been a cause for celebration for the growing format, but has ended up being something of a controversy instead.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 16, 2018 at 7:21 AM

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    Tomb Raider Review

    Although bloated by a largely unnecessary origin story, Tomb Raider does provide some decent Indy-style action-adventure with Alicia Vikander on fine form.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 15, 2018 at 5:13 AM

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    Annihilation Review

    Ex Machina's acclaimed director Alex Garland - the man behind the tremendous Dredd movie - may have just delivered streaming giant Netflix's first bona fide gem.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 12, 2018 at 2:43 PM

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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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    Coco Ultra HD Blu-ray Review

    Inexplicably denied a UK Ultra HD Blu-ray release, Disney/Pixar's latest colourful outing unsurprisingly shines in 4K.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 11, 2018 at 8:38 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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    The Outsider Review

    Netflix's Jared Leto-starring crime thriller, The Outsider is nothing groundbreaking, but it's a slick and accessible introduction to the Yakuza.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 9, 2018 at 8:46 PM

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    Jessica Jones Season 2 Review

    Jessica delves into her own mysterious past to find out how she got her powers in season two of Marvel's Jessica Jones.

    by Cas Harlow, Mar 9, 2018 at 7:30 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