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Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari: A silent masterpiece returns

Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari: A silent masterpiece returns

Mike McCahill on 27th August / comments

Robert Wiene’s classic of German Expressionism returns to UK cinemas this weekend, as chilling as ever in its tale of a murderous ...

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Locke - innovative British drama starring Tom Hardy, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu

Locke - innovative British drama starring Tom Hardy, from £11.99 on DVD & Blu

Emma Simmonds on 27th August

A riveting film set entirely in the confines of a car, in which a man juggles a work and relationship meltdown. It engages our imagination and secures our attention, writes Emma Simmonds.

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Dostoevsky on Screen

Dostoevsky on Screen

David Parkinson on 26th August / comments

Marking the release of Richard Ayaode's The Double and Lav Diaz's Norte, The End of History on DVD, Crash Course delves into the screen career of Fedor Dostoevsky.

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The Keeper of Lost Causes: Inside the Scandie crime wave's last-chance saloon

The Keeper of Lost Causes: Inside the Scandie crime wave's last-chance saloon

Mike McCahill on 26th August / comments

The latest Scandinavian crime drama to arrive in UK cinemas finds a washed-up detective investigating the disappearance of a prominent politician. Get past the obvious clichés, and it’s perfectly watchable, writes Mike McCahill.

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The Boy from Space - BBC's cult 1970s sci-fi series, £16.99 on DVD

The Boy from Space - BBC's cult 1970s sci-fi series, £16.99 on DVD

26th August

A cult favourite, originally broadcast as part of the BBC’s 'Look and Read' strand, The Boy from Space follows siblings who encounter an alien child pursued by the terrifying Thin Space Man.

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Video preview: Vintage BBC sci-fi The Boy from Space and The Changes come to DVD

Video preview: Vintage BBC sci-fi The Boy from Space and The Changes come to DVD

Jonathan Melville on 25th August

Take a closer look at two new releases from the BFI, celebrating 1970s science fiction at the BBC.

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When I Saw You - must-see Palestinian coming-of-age drama, £10.99 on DVD

When I Saw You - must-see Palestinian coming-of-age drama, £10.99 on DVD

Mike McCahill on 25th August

A quality drama set in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan circa 1967, Annemarie Jacir's film gives welcome historical context to a land subject to violent revision, writes Mike McCahill.

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Top 10 Films set in Cars, with clips

Top 10 Films set in Cars, with clips

24th August

The release of Locke and Mario Bava's Rabid Dogs offers an excellent excuse to survey one of the most singular of sub-genres - films that take place (mainly) in cars. That 'mainly' is important - sometimes the action moves outside (because, as you kno...

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Top 10 Films set in Cars, with clips

Top 10 Films set in Cars, with clips

24th August

The release of Locke and Mario Bava's Rabid Dogs offers an excellent excuse to survey one of the most singular of sub-genres - films that take place (mainly) in cars. That 'mainly' is important - sometimes the action moves outside (because, as you kno...

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Tracks: Rated S for Scorching

Tracks: Rated S for Scorching

Mike McCahill on 24th August / comments

John Curran's drama, detailing the explorer Robyn Davidson's 1,700-mile trek across the Australian outback, reaches DVD and Blu-ray this week. It's a long haul - but what threats lie in store for the viewer? Our expert panel offer their advice.

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Cycling with Molière - a warm, witty and likeable French comedy, £11.99 on DVD

Cycling with Molière - a warm, witty and likeable French comedy, £11.99 on DVD

24th August

Playing out like a Gallic version of Coogan and Brydon's The Trip, this comedy sees a TV heart-throb (Lambert Wilson) try to persuade a reclusive actor (Fabrice Luchini) to make a comeback.

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Ealing Studios Rarities Volume 14 - four rare, long-unseen films, £10.99 on DVD

Ealing Studios Rarities Volume 14 - four rare, long-unseen films, £10.99 on DVD

David Parkinson on 23rd August

Sherlock Holmes' The Sign of Four (Cutts, 1932), The Water Gipsies (Elvey, 1932), Lonely Road (Flood, 1936) and George Formby's Feather Your Nest (Beaudine, 1937). David Parkinson reviews.

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Free DVDs this Bank Holiday weekend

Free DVDs this Bank Holiday weekend

Jonathan Melville on 22nd August

Spend over £20 on the website this Bank Holiday weekend and receive a free DVD - deal ends Monday at midnight.

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State of the Nation: The 1970s - a once-despised golden age for film

State of the Nation: The 1970s - a once-despised golden age for film

James Oliver on 22nd August / comments

More than any other decade, British films on the 1970s reflect the era in which they were made. While they might be sleazy and disreputable, James Oliver argues that many of them are actually masterpieces.

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Kim Ki-duk: The wild man of Korean cinema

Kim Ki-duk: The wild man of Korean cinema

Mike McCahill on 22nd August / comments

Writer-director Kim Ki-duk earned a reputation as the bad boy of Korean cinema - supported by censorship squabbles and the near-death of an actress on one of his sets. Yet he’s started to communicate with more than his fists, writes Mike McCahill.

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