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Mood Indigo: Michel Gondry gets terminally quirky

Mood Indigo: Michel Gondry gets terminally quirky

Mike McCahill on 30th July / comments

Cult visual stylist Michel Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) returns to his native France for this typically idiosyncratic adaptation of Boris Vianís tragic romance. Its flourishes ill serve the plot, laments Mike McCahill.

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Shoot the Pianist - Truffaut pays homage to noir, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Shoot the Pianist - Truffaut pays homage to noir, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Nick Riddle on 30th July

Charles Aznavour stars in FranÁois Truffaut's immaculately-made homage to the Hollywood gangster thriller. It's playful, enigmatic, and good company for an evening, writes Nick Riddle.

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Stars Behind Bars

Stars Behind Bars

David Parkinson on 29th July / comments

As FranÁois Truffaut's The 400 Blows is released on disc, Crash Course conducts an investigation into film folk who have served time.

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Unforgiven - Eastwood's western turns Japanese, from £16.49 on DVD & Blu-ray

Unforgiven - Eastwood's western turns Japanese, from £16.49 on DVD & Blu-ray

29th July

Set during the last days of the samurai, Sang-il Lee's Unforgiven is a handsome, measured retelling of Eastwood's original. It's enough to warm any cinephileís cockles, writes Mike McCahill.

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Rapture - Patricia Gozzi amazes in this striking 1960s film, £12.99 on DVD

Rapture - Patricia Gozzi amazes in this striking 1960s film, £12.99 on DVD

28th July

Three years after Sundays & Cybele, Patricia Gozzi gives another extraordinary performance as a lonely girl who takes up with an escaped convict in Brittany. A long-lost film to rediscover.

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Branded to Kill: Film of the Week

Branded to Kill: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

Seijun Suzukiís outlandish 1967 thriller, charting a hitmanís bloody progress up the career ladder, returns to UK screens this weekend ahead of its DVD reissue next week. Itís scattershot in the most enjoyable of ways, argues Mike McCahill.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mystic master

Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mystic master

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul became a name to conjure with after he took home the 2010 Palme díOr for his glowing folk tale Uncle Boonmee. Mike McCahill here takes a closer look at one of modern cinemaís genuine visionaries.

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International Television Sale from Arrow, from £5.99

International Television Sale from Arrow, from £5.99

25th July

Bring the world's greatest TV to your settee. We present a sale of international television series from Arrow, with prices from £5.99

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Screwball Comedy Sale

Screwball Comedy Sale

25th July

To celebrate the arrival of Ernst Lubitsch's 1938 film, Bluebeardís Eighth Wife, weíve rounded up some of the best screwball comedies. Characterised by dominant women, snappy dialogue and farcical situations, the genre may have peaked in the 1940s but ...

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Documentaries Sale - Explore the World

Documentaries Sale - Explore the World

25th July

Discover compelling, expertly-told true stories in our sale of over 150 films on DVD from Britain's leading documentary publishers - prices start at £5.99.

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Mrs. Brown's Boys: D'Movie - Rated DD for Depressingly Dismal

Mrs. Brown's Boys: D'Movie - Rated DD for Depressingly Dismal

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

The spin-off from the hit BBC sitcom has become one of this summer's biggest hits, despite less than enthusiastic reviews. In a bid to prevent more disposable income being squandered, our advisory panel here stages its own form of intervention.

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Jules & Jim - Truffaut's New Wave masterpiece, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

Jules & Jim - Truffaut's New Wave masterpiece, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu-ray

David Parkinson on 25th July

The classic tale of a love triangle, capturing the mood of inter-war France and the Nouvelle Vague. The debt to Renoir is evident, but this is Truffaut's triumph, writes David Parkinson.

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Stars Behind Bars

David Parkinson on 29th July / comments

As FranÁois Truffaut's The 400 Blows is released on disc, Crash Course conducts an investigation into film folk who have served time.

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul: Mystic master

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

Thai writer-director Apichatpong Weerasethakul became a name to conjure with after he took home the 2010 Palme díOr for his glowing folk tale Uncle Boonmee. Mike McCahill here takes a closer look at one of m...

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Mrs. Brown's Boys: D'Movie - Rated DD for Depressingly Dismal

Mike McCahill on 25th July / comments

The spin-off from the hit BBC sitcom has become one of this summer's biggest hits, despite less than enthusiastic reviews. In a bid to prevent more disposable income being squandered, our advisory panel here...

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An A-Z of Forgotten British Films: K

Julian Upton on 24th July / comments

Warren Beatty in Swinging London, a Joseph Losey classic and a spot of monkey business feature in Julian Upton's latest look at some of Britain's forgotten cinematic gems.

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Jacques Tati

David Parkinson on 22nd July / comments

The release of the Jacques Tati Collection on Blu-ray affords an irresistible opportunity to celebrate the genius of a visual comedy maestro.

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Under the Skin: Rated U for Unclassifiable

Mike McCahill on 18th July / comments

Jonathan Glazer's one-of-a-kind sci-fi opus, with Scarlett Johansson as an alien life form picking up young men on the streets of Glasgow, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this week. The critics loved it - but wha...

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