Review Archive: March 2011

The Promise

Peter Kosminsky's Israel-set miniseries The Promise is released today on DVD by Channel 4.
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Cuckoo

Richard Bracewell's flawed but interesting psychological thriller, out today.
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Warren William Collection (Warner Archive)

1930s cad Warren William plays nice in this three-film set trotted out by the Warner Archive and reviewed by clydefro
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The Flying Scotsman

Ray Milland's cinematic debut, considered by some to be Britain's first ever talking picture.
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Doctor Who: The Ark

The First Doctor's companion Dodo nearly wipes out the last of humanity with a runny nose in this 19...
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Exorcismus

The multi-layered premise of this Spanish possession piece is intriguing; can the plot strands combi...
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Deadfall

A beautiful woman hires cat burglar Michael Caine for one big job in Deadfall from 1968, on DVD from Optimum.
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Decision Before Dawn

A German POW acts as a spy on his own country's army in Decision Before Dawn, a 1951 Best Picture nominee.
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Alien vs Ninja

Like a present you've always longed for only to realise you never wanted it, Alien Vs Ninja is here....
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Doctor Who: The Mutants

The Third Doctor battles Mutants, Marshals and Mad Scientists...
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Police, Adjective

The latest Romanian critical hit comes to DVD only courtesy Artificial Eye.
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Look-Back on '70s Telly - Issue 4

This sampler release from Network DVD offers a variety of episodes from classic British children's T...
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Look-Back on '70s Telly - Issue 3

Les Anderson takes a look at 'issue 3' in this sampler series of DVD releases from Network......
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Man Hunt

Walter Pidgeon takes a potshot at Hitler and goes on the run, in this 1941 thriller directed by Fritz Lang.
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Doctor Who: Meglos

Tom Baker battles a shape-shifting cactus in this adventure from the longest-serving Doctor's final ...
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Tales from the Shipyard

A century of shipbuilding, a century of superb British documentaries.
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The Long, Hot Summer

Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward star in The Long, Hot Summer, a Deep South drama from 1958, released by Optimum.
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Po Zakonu (By the Law)

Edition Filmmuseum bring Lev Kuleshov's classic Jack London adaptation to DVD with a superb new score by Franz Reisecker.
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The Thin Red Line

The 1964 original version of James Jones's novel, later filmed by Terrence Malick, on release on DVD from Optimum.
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Polish Cinema Now! (Book + 2xDVD)

Post-'89 Polish cinema courtesy one excellent book and 21 films spread over two DVDs.