DVD & Blu-Ray Reviews

The Equalizer 2

The Equalizer 2

With Denzel Washington in the lead and Antoine Fuqua calling the shots, The Equalizer 2 is grittier than Mission Impossible, more engaging than Taken and plenty else besides.
My Neighbour Totoro

My Neighbour Totoro

A charming piece of Japanese animation from the makers of 'Spirited Away', Hayao Miyazaki's 'My Neighbour Tororo' shines.
Mission: Impossible Fallout

Mission: Impossible Fallout

Six films in to the franchise and Mission Impossible is at its most exhilarating, charming and successful. You need to see Fallout in 4K.
The Serpent’s Egg

The Serpent’s Egg

One of Ingmar Bergman’s most under-appreciated gems shines like a black diamond on Arrow’s must have Blu-ray.
De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films

De Palma & De Niro: The Early Films

The genesis of two of cinema’s most revered and influential talents, these career beginning collaborations between Robert De Niro and Brian De Palma are fascinating primers.
Gosford Park

Gosford Park

Tea at four. Dinner at eight. Murder at midnight. Gosford Park is the upper class mystery to beat and an essential on Blu-ray.
Escape From New York

Escape From New York

A down and dirty cult classic scrubs up nicely on 4K as John Carpenter’s Escape From New York jumps the fence into UHD territory. A must have.
Prince of Darkness

Prince of Darkness

In a career of genuine genre classics and severely underrated pieces, Prince of Darkness is a misfire for master filmmaker John Carpenter. For existing fans, however, this new 4K UHD set is an essential purchase.
Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman (The Criterion 25 Film Collection)

Zatoichi - The Blind Swordsman (The Criterion 25 Film Collection)

This mammoth Criterion Blu-ray box set is a dream Christmas present for Japanese cinema lovers and an important slice of film history too.
Skyscraper

Skyscraper

Skyscraper may be Die Hard without the hard edge or The Towering Inferno without the incendiary cast but with Dwayne Johnson in the lead it scales to exciting enough heights.
The Tree of Life

The Tree of Life

A film as close as possible to depicting life itself, Terrence Malick's 'The Tree of Life' is one long, challenging but deeply rewarding look at grace, nature and the loss of innocence. You must see this enthralling work.
Lucky

Lucky

Harry Dean Stanton’s last great hurrah is a wonderfully minor tale of small town life, friendship and coming to terms with old age.
Cliffhanger

Cliffhanger

A highly effective thriller elevated to dizzying heights with its stunning location photography, Cliffhanger is an essential Stallone purchase in 4K UHD.
Rambo Trilogy (4K UHD)

Rambo Trilogy (4K UHD)

The iconic 80s action trilogy and increasingly gluttonous guilty pleasure that is Rambo has exploded onto 4K UHD Blu-ray and never looked better.
Gas Food Lodging

Gas Food Lodging

An awkward coming of age drama with a true independent heart, Allison Anders’ Gas Food Lodging is a worthy (re)discovery.
The Last Waltz

The Last Waltz

Often heralded as one of the greatest music documentaries of all time, the legacy of The Band and Scorsese’s filming of their last waltz remains true and beautifully powerful.
Children of Men

Children of Men

A decade before Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron’s presented an uncompromising skewed view of Earth with his chilling sci-fi masterwork Children of Men. The new Arrow Blu-ray is a must.
Shampoo

Shampoo

Far more than just a bedroom-hopping 70s comedy, Hal Ashby’s vehicle for Warren Beatty’s charm and talent takes some brilliant detours towards masterpiece territory.
Hitler’s Hollywood

Hitler’s Hollywood

Film and history buffs must watch the fascinating exploration of emblazoned talent, ice-heart propaganda that is Hitler's Hollywood.
Sicario 2: Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado

Less enigmatic but just as hard-hitting, Soldado is a solid sequel to Sicario. If this is the face of the modern franchise, it’s a border worth breaching.

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