Overwhelmed by the wealth of vintage British films arriving on DVD? James Oliver offers some assistance with his new column, starting with the series of films based on the work of novelist, Edgar Wallace.
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First adapted for the screen in the silent era, Agatha Christie remains as popular as ever in the age of Blu-ray. To mark the 40th anniversary of the release of Murder on the Orient Express, Crash Course pays homage to the Queen of Crime.
Jonathan Melville on 2nd June
To celebrate the release of Carry on Cowboy on Blu-ray, we want to read your reviews of your favourite British comedy films for a chance to win a £20 voucher.
Slang for the many B-movie studios in Hollywood during the late 1920s to mid-1950s, Poverty Row is an unjustly maligned area of Hollywood history. With Allan Dwan's Sands of Iwo Jima coming to DVD, David sets the record straight.
After years in the wilderness due to UK rights issues, Billy Wilder's classic satire of newspaper mores finally hits DVD this month care of Masters of Cinema. But how will arch hack Kirk Douglas's shady manoeuvres play with our expert panel?
The latest instalment in our look at UK DVD and Blu-ray labels takes us to the offices of Odeon Entertainment. Managing Director, Alan Byron, explains the company's background and looks ahead to future releases.
Having explored how filmmakers tackled the Great War between 1914-18, Crash Course now turns its attention to the way it has been depicted during the ensuing century.
Jonathan Melville on 5th May
Network takes us back to a golden age of British cinema this month with a batch of new releases featuring stars such as David Tomlinson and Naunton Wayne.
The young Stanley Kubrick marched boldly forward with this 1958 drama about the court-martialling of three soldiers. Reissued to mark the centenary of the Great War, it endures as one of the director’s most powerful films, writes Mike McCahill.
Marking the centenary of when the lamps went out across Europe in August 1914, Crash Course examines the connection between cinema and the Great War in a special two-part edition.
Jonathan Melville on 28th April
Simply Media announce the release of 21 Hollywood classics on DVD, including the much-loved A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Howard Hawks' The Road to Glory.