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The Masters Of Cinema Unveil Their Plans For Quarter One Of 2015.

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Earlier today Eureka Video and their Masters Of Cinema imprint revealed their plans for the first couple of months of 2015.

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Eric Rohmer and The Future Of Hope Lies.

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2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of Eric Rohmer, and to mark the occasion the British Film Institute are hosting a season celebrating the filmmakers work. Read more

Owl That Jazz. Brief Thoughts On Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Birdman.

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Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest film, at once both a celebration and critique of everything from the contemporary superhero movie and the ego of actors plays like Alex Ross does Screwball comedy. Read more

Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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A very impressive roster of titles from Eureka’s Masters Of Cinema imprint headlines a great week in home video.

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The Quiet After The Storm? Fritz Lang’s Spione.

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Spione fell towards the end of a body of work that has few equals in the early cinema. Sure, Murnau is a contender, and no one would argue that the works of Jean Epstein, Louis Feuillade and Abel Gance weren’t medium shaping accomplishments, but pop culture has it that Fritz Lang’s run during the Wiemar era stands as one of the greats. Working alongside his wife Thea von Harbou, Lang crafted some of the most fondly remembered films of the period, from Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler to M, via Metropolis, perhaps the grandest of them all. Read more

The Criterion Memorandum. February 2015.

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Welcome to this month’s Criterion Memorandum. Join us, as we take a look at the latest announcements from the esteemed US boutique home video label.  Read more

Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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Today is the day that an infinite number of stand-up comedy DVDs hits stores in time for Christmas. In amongst the likes of Mrs. Brown’s Boys lay a few gems.

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BFI Days Of Fear And Wonder In Print.

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The BFI Days Of Fear And Wonder science fiction celebration is in full swing, and the BFI have produced a number of tie-in pieces around the event with a couple of DVD and Blu-ray releases and a big format companion book leading the way. Read more

In Lieu Of The Drop. Cinephile Dog.

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We haven’t seen Tom Hardy’s canine-orientated Dennis Lehane adaptation, which opens in the UK today. Instead here’s Cinephile Dog, our Instagram account which collates images of auteurs and iconic film-stars and dogs.

Bande Desinnee (à part). Bong Joon-Ho’s Snowpiercer.

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I checked out the new US Snowpiercer Blu-ray over the weekend. It’s the definitive home video release of a film plagued by distribution problems in the West, thanks to the overzealousness of Harvey Weinstein who has the distribution rights to the film in the US and the UK. Read more