The latest instalment in our look at UK DVD and Blu-ray labels takes us behind the scenes of BFI Video. Sam Dunn, Head of Video Publishing, discusses the past, present and future of the BFI's output.
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Graeme Hobbs on 12th March
Contains Lorna Doone (Dean, 1934), Calling the Tune (Denham & Dickinson, 1936), Return to Yesterday (Stevenson, 1940) and Lease of Life (Frend, 1954). Graeme Hobbs enjoys the variety.
With a slew of anticipated releases, this month's issue was a joy to put together. Whatever your taste, there's a great release for you - Cat People, Blue is the Warmest Colour, Frozen, Philomena, The Norman Conquests... The list goes on!
Rediscover a vintage era with our sale of over 150 superb TV series from the '50s and '60s - prices from £5.99 TV first captivated the British during the 1950s, the nation was entranced to watch the Coronation live in 53, was wonderfully scared by Qua...
Discover arthouse gems from around the world in our new sale of films from Axiom - over 50 DVDs from £5.99 Recent releases that deserve your attention include the poetic film on artistic inspiration starring Jean Rochefort, The Artist and the Model, t...
Gareth Evans on 11th March
An impressive and deeply affecting wartime tale about a peasant wine-grower trying to visit his wounded son. It's a valuable film that seeks to humanise conflagration, writes Gareth Evans.
We're back in Europe this week, as David Parkinson's World Cinema Tour takes him to Finland, where lumberjack pictures and Westerns gave way to the laconic Kaurisamki brothers and arthouse success outside the country.
James Oliver on 10th March
Nikita Mikhalkov (Burnt by the Sun) distils Chekhov's play, Platonov, into a focused story of regret and missed opportunities. It might well be a masterpiece, writes James Oliver.
For all that horror movies are so often about blood and brutality, there's a side to the genre that's rather more reflective – films that see beauty in the darkness, movies that connect the Gothic to its roots in folk tales (and to modern psychoanalyti...
Rick Burin on 8th March
The first of writer-producer Val Lewton's nine cult masterpieces, Cat People, directed by Jacques Tourneur, is the intoxicating horror classic that rewrote all the rules, writes Rick Burin.