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Das Cabinet des Dr Caligari (1920) gets a Steelbook Edition release

One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene’s Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. 233 more words


Edvard Munch (1974) | Peter Watkins’ acclaimed biopic about the expressionist painter of The Scream

From Eureka Entertainment comes the Blu-ray release of the 1974 biopic on Edvard Munch, the famed Norwegian Expressionist painter of The Scream, who was born 153 years ago today in 1863 and died, aged 80, on 23 January 1944. 178 more words


Jinnah (1998) | Christopher Lee gives the performance of a lifetime as Pakistan’s revered founding father

Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. 298 more words


Fedora (1978) | Billy Wilder’s last great film shines a spotlight on the ugly face of Hollywood

‘Youth had been a habit of hers for so long that she could not part with it’
When Fedora (Marthe Keller), the world’s most famous, ageless film star dies, having thrown herself in front of a train, her one-time lover, Hollywood has-been producer Dutch (William Holden), feels a sense of guilt about hounding her in starring in a new version of… 487 more words


Conversation Piece (1974) | Luchino Visconti's meditation on family, beauty and decadence is a quiet achiever

Directed with operatic flare by Luchino Visconti (following his recovery from a stroke), 1974’s Conversation Piece is dominated by a finely controlled turn by Burt Lancaster as a retired American professor who has filled his apartment in Rome with 18th-century paintings of family groups known as ‘conversation pieces’. 175 more words


That Cold Day in the Park (1969) | This forgotten gem from American master Robert Altman is electrifying

Before he found fame with M*A*S*H, Robert Altman crafted the unsettling 1969 psychological thriller, That Cold Day in the Park, which gets a UK Blu-ray/DVD release from Eureka Entertainment. 226 more words


Novecento (1900) | Bernardo Bertolucci’s ambitious socialist epic is essential viewing – but over several sittings

With his trademark operatic sense of scale and painterly eye, director Bernardo Bertolucci presents his deeply personal view of the changing face of Italian politics, provincial life, industry and class across five decades – from 1901 to 1945. 383 more words