Film, DVD, Issue 643
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The Film Noir Collection10 Nov 2009
(12) 375min (BFI DVD retail) Having come to America in 1936 to direct his first love, theatre, on Broadway, Otto Preminger became one of Hollywood’s top filmmakers following the success of his 1944 film noir, Laura. Although the notoriously…
Ghost Story4 Nov 2009
(15) 83min (Nucleus DVD retail) Long overdue DVD release of writer/director Stephen Weeks’ rarely seen 1974 chiller about a bunch of college friends in the 1920s who meet up in an old mansion house with regrettable results. Weeks who had made his…
IP Man4 Nov 2009
(15) 106min (Showboat Blu-ray/DVD retail/rental) Wilson Yip’s historically revisionist action film takes martial arts back to basics with the story of the titular grand master of the ‘wing chun’ fighting style and mentor of screen legend Bruce Lee.
Lisbon Story4 Nov 2009
(PG) 100min (Axiom DVD retail) Wim Wenders’ little seen 1994 film is a sequel of sorts to his 1982 work The State of Things with characters (played by the same actors) re-emerging 12 years on another enigmatic quest in the Portugese heartland.
Leon: The Director's Cut4 Nov 2009
(15) 133min (Optimum DVD retail) Luc Besson adds 24 minutes of material removed from the original release for this re-release of his commercially successful 1995 film about hired assassin Leon’s initially reluctant and finally euphoric relationship…
LGBT DVD round-up30 Oct 2009
As winter edges ever closer, the temptation to batten down the hatches and spend the night in front of the box takes hold. As luck would have it there’s a batch of welcome re-releases and special editions of classic features and documentaries to keep…