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The Mystery of Picasso (1956) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Henri-Georges Clouzot's documentary capturing the renowned artist in action makes for a hypnotically chilled viewing experience and a fascinating examination of the creative process.

The Mystery of Picasso

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Hounds of Love (2016) directed by Ben Young Blu Ray (Arrow)

This Australian horror thriller loosely inspired by a real-life criminal case may upset dog lovers but is an agonisingly tense look at the pure evil that might lurk behind banal suburban reality.

Emma Booth and Stephen Curry in Hounds of Love

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I Am Heath Ledger (2017) Blu Ray & DVD (Dazzler Media)

This documentary, combining movie and video diary footage plus interviews with various family members and friends is a touching tribute to a bright flame of talent who burnt out all too quickly. Amongst the interviewees are Ben Harper, Naomi Watts and Ang Lee.

I Am Heath Ledger

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The Battle of Algiers (1966) Blu Ray & DVD (CultFilms)

Gillo Pontecorvo's frank and even-handed portrayal of the Algerian War of Independence focusses on FLN freedom fighter Ali La Pointe (Brahim Hadjadj) and the leader of the French response battalion Lieutenant-Colonel Mathieu (Jean Martin). Based on the original memoirs by Saadi Yacef, who also co-produced and co-stars here.

Jean Martin in The Battle of Algiers

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New World (2013) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka!) dir: Hoon-jung Park

This sprawling and detailed South Korean gangster saga may be somewhat similar to Infernal Affairs in outline but is unlikely to disappoint fans of either the genre or the Asian country’s film industry.

New World (2013)

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The Witches (1967) starring Silvana Mangano Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

A surreal and uneven anthology from five Italian directors: Luchino Visconti, Mauro Bolognini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Franco Rossi and Vittorio De Sica. Watch out for appearances by Helmut Berger in his debut and Clint Eastwood cast against type.

Clint Eastwood and Silvana Mangano in The Witches

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The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970) Blu Ray (Masters of Cinema)

Billy Wilder's witty and offbeat take on Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective and his colleague Dr. Watson (played by Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely) may have been left sadly truncated but it still well worth a look.

Robert Stephens and Colin Blakely in The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes

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The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

A rather unfairly-overlooked second-tier Argento giallo gets a 4K restoration here.

Karl Malden and James Franciscus in The Cat o' Nine Tails

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Black Sabbath (1963) directed by Mario Bava Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

A rerelease of the Italian horror director's classic anthology, introduced by Boris Karloff, featuring three segments (very) loosely based on short stories by Anton Chekhov, Aleksei Tolstoy and Guy de Maupassant.

A severed head in Black Sabbath segment The Wurdulak

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Suspiria (1977) 4K restored Blu Ray & DVD (CultFilms)

This majestic Technicolor restoration of Dario Argento's masterpiece of operatic supernatural horror is one of the best Blu Ray releases this year.

Jessica Harper in Suspiria

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