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Faust - FW Murnau's silent masterpiece, restored, £13.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

Faust - FW Murnau's silent masterpiece, restored, £13.99 on DVD+Blu-ray

21st August

Murnau takes the tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil and marries it with astonishing photography, magnificent art direction and special effects which retain the power to amaze.

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - a return to Miller's murky metropolis

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For - a return to Miller's murky metropolis

Mike McCahill on 20th August / comments

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller follow up their 2005 hit with a second fistful of noir-infused stories from the mean streets of Basin City. The resultant pulp is as hard-boiled as ever - and the images remain stunning, writes Mike McCahill.

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Master of the World - escapist adventure starring Vincent Price, £9.99 on DVD

Master of the World - escapist adventure starring Vincent Price, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 20th August

Jules Verne's tale comes to life in this fabulously entertaining screen version starring Vincent Price and Charles Bronson. It's a prime slice of escapist adventure, writes James Oliver.

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Crime Novels on Film Sale - Chandler, Christie, Conan Doyle and more

Crime Novels on Film Sale - Chandler, Christie, Conan Doyle and more

19th August

Turn a new page and discover gripping films drawn from the works of celebrated crime writers, over 100 DVDs and Blu-rays from £5.99. Crime novels form the cold heart of many of cinema's most compelling films. With a high-class new adaptation of Patrici...

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The Police Officer's Wife: fascinating, heavyweight drama from the director of Into Great Silence

The Police Officer's Wife: fascinating, heavyweight drama from the director of Into Great Silence

Mike McCahill on 19th August / comments

Documentarist Philip Groning (Into Great Silence) moves into fiction with this considered, forensic examination of a Bavarian household on the verge of violent rupture. Itís a heavyweight movie on the toughest of subjects, writes Mike McCahill.

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Easy Living - Mitchell Leisen's classic Hollywood comedy, £9.99 on DVD

Easy Living - Mitchell Leisen's classic Hollywood comedy, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 19th August

Mitchell Leisen brings charm and slapstick to Preston Sturges' satirical tale in this comedy of misunderstandings and high-society slapstick. The results are peachy, writes James Oliver.

DVD

Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall

David Parkinson on 18th August / comments

Following her sad passing in New York on 12 August, Crash Course joins the chorus of approval paying affectionate tribute to Lauren Bacall, one of the last icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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The Soft Skin - Truffaut's tale of modern love, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

The Soft Skin - Truffaut's tale of modern love, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Nick Riddle on 18th August

A forensic account of infidelity among the jet set that pokes at art and artifice until their shiny surfaces give way. Truffaut's touch was never so assured as here, writes Nick Riddle.

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The Rake's Progress - one of Rex Harrison's best performances, £9.99 on DVD

The Rake's Progress - one of Rex Harrison's best performances, £9.99 on DVD

Michael Brooke on 18th August

Sidney Gilliat's sophisticated comedy, which updates Hogarth's famous etchings to WWII-era Britain, features a deliciously devil-may-care performance from 'sexy Rexy', writes Michael Brooke.

DVD

Werner Herzog Collection - BFI's essential 18 film set, from £42.99 on DVD & Blu

Werner Herzog Collection - BFI's essential 18 film set, from £42.99 on DVD & Blu

Graeme Hobbs on 18th August

Werner Herzog is one of the truly essential directors in world cinema, and this BFI set offers a superb showcase of his best work. You should prepare to be astonished, writes Graeme Hobbs.

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Top 10 Weimar-era Films, with clips

Top 10 Weimar-era Films, with clips

16th August

In the years between the twin catastrophes of losing the Great War and the Nazis taking power, Germany enjoyed one of the great epochs of movie history. It's not going too far to say that the Weimar era (1919 - 1933) was the single greatest period in f...

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The Rover: Rated R for Ruff

The Rover: Rated R for Ruff

Mike McCahill on 16th August / comments

David Michodís grimy post-apocalyptic saga, pairing Mike from Neighbours with Twilight's Edward Cullen, hits UK cinemas this weekend and is our Film of the Week. Yet as our panel advises, it may not be for everyone...

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Lauren Bacall

David Parkinson on 18th August / comments

Following her sad passing in New York on 12 August, Crash Course joins the chorus of approval paying affectionate tribute to Lauren Bacall, one of the last icons of the Golden Age of Hollywood.

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The Rover: Rated R for Ruff

Mike McCahill on 16th August / comments

David Michodís grimy post-apocalyptic saga, pairing Mike from Neighbours with Twilight's Edward Cullen, hits UK cinemas this weekend and is our Film of the Week. Yet as our panel advises, it may not be for e...

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In Good Hands: Cape Forlorn and Double Confession

Graeme Hobbs on 13th August / comments

Graeme looks at two fine British films from the archives that have come to DVD, EA Dupont's Cape Forlorn (1931) and Ken Annakin's Double Confession (1950), both of which demonstrate their distinct quality wi...

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Tracy and Hepburn

David Parkinson on 12th August / comments

As Stanley Kramer's Guess Who's Coming to Dinner comes to DVD, Crash Course examines the chequered careers and singular romance of its veteran stars, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.

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Venus in Fur: Rated K for Kinky

Mike McCahill on 7th August / comments

Roman Polanski's well-received adaptation of David Ives' stageplay about the battle of wills between a stressed director and his voluptuous leading lady arrives on DVD this week. But what do our panel advise...

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Park Chan-wook: From analyst to stylist

Mike McCahill on 7th August / comments

Park Chan-wook made his name internationally with the bloody Vengeance trilogy, three jawdropping crime films centred on incarcerated protagonists. Heís since broken out, tackling vampires and Hollywood in h...

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