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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 dis...

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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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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 heís started to communicate with more than his fists, writes Mike McCahill.

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Two Days, One Night: Film of the Week

Two Days, One Night: Film of the Week

Mike McCahill on 22nd August / comments

The latest humanist drama from Belgiumís Dardenne brothers casts Marion Cotillard as a working woman given 72 hours to save her own job. Itís a deceptively simple parable that gathers considerable power, argues Mike McCahill.

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Tom at the Farm - Xavier Dolan's psychological thriller, from £9.99 on DVD & Blu

Tom at the Farm - Xavier Dolan's psychological thriller, from £9.99 on DVD & Blu

David Parkinson on 22nd August

A young gay man finds himself in a twisted game in this suspenseful study of bourgeois mores in provincial Quebec. Echoes of Hitchcock and Chabrol reverberate, writes David Parkinson.

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The Road to Glory - Howard Hawks' impressive WWI melodrama, £9.99 on DVD

The Road to Glory - Howard Hawks' impressive WWI melodrama, £9.99 on DVD

James Oliver on 22nd August

A moody WWI melodrama from legendary director Howard Hawks that has drawn comparison with All Quiet on the Western Front. It's one of Hawks' most underrated movies, writes James Oliver.

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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.

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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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