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Blu-ray Review: Fritz Lang’s DAS TESTAMENT DES DR. MABUSE

Fritz Lang’s Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse is a sumptuously shot thriller, which was banned by Joseph Goebbels shortly after its Berlin premiere in 1933. Mabuse (a sequel to Lang’s 1922 film, Dr. Mabuse the Gambler) follows the investigation into [...]

October 19, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Cecil B. DeMille’s Epic CLEOPATRA

Eureka DVD’s latest film in its Masters of Cinema series is Cleopatra, Cecil B. DeMille’s 1934 epic starring Claudette Colbert in the title role. The film is luscious on Blu-ray, with the 1:37: 1 aspect ratio highlighting the magnitude of the [...]

September 11, 2012

Blu-ray Review: THE SWEENEY Series One

Much has been written about The Sweeney over the last forty years – and all of it is true – it’s a rip-roaring detective drama, with fantastic characters, great scripts and spot-on acting. Creator Ian Kennedy Martin based The Sweeney on the [...]

September 10, 2012

DVD/Blu-Ray Review: LET’S WASH OUR BRAINS RoGoPaG

Let’s Wash Our Brains: RoGoPaG is a socially driven anthology film directed Roberto Rossellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Pier Paolo Pasolini and Ugo Gregoretti. The four tales in the film aren’t interconnected, but they are all high on social [...]

August 27, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Pier Paolo Pasolini’s OEDIPUS REX

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1967 film, Oedipus Rex is a powerful and thought provoking adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy. Oedipus Rex, is impressively shot (filmed in Morocco), with strong performances and it features some very impressive sound [...]

August 22, 2012

Blu-ray Review: Carol Reed’s ODD MAN OUT

Carol Reed’s The Third Man is seen as his masterpiece, with Odd Man Out always coming second. However, this Belfast set thriller is far from an ‘also ran’; it’s visually impressive and filled with great performances – and it now looks [...]

August 2, 2012

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