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Monday Blu(e)s And DVD

Welcome to this weeks Monday Blu(e)s and DVD. It’s a bit of a quiet week really, the calm before the storm that looks to be the last Monday of the month. Fret not tho, for there are still a number of interesting films hitting home video. 

Disc Of The Week

J. Edgar - Somewhat unfairly ignored upon theatrical release, Clint Eastwood’s layered examination of the life of the subtitle declaring “most powerful man in the world” is a solid little picture, with a fantastic performance at the heart of it courtesy of Leonardo DiCaprio. Armie Hammer’s make-up is terrible tho. 

The Sting – Newman and Redford reunited with their Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid director George Roy Hill for this 1973 film, and to great success too. It’s possibly even more beloved than the earlier collaboration. 

The Woman In The Fifth – Pawel Pawlikowski’s My Summer Of Love is little short of a modern masterpiece of the British cinema. We’ve yet to see this, his follow-up, but early word was disappointing. 

Roll Out The Barrel – An interesting looking curiosity, with the BFI once again celebrating one of the great British traditions. 

Mr. Moto films – Odeon Entertainment’s Hollywood Studio Collection is putting out a number of Peter Lorre’s Sherlock Holmes-esque Mr Moto movies this week. 


  1. Let’s not forget the blu-ray release of (the hilarious) The Muppets, Man on a Ledge (movie is ok(ish) but the cast is great), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (not as bad as critics told us) and (the British classic) Passport to Pimlico. A bit for everybody.

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