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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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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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Pulp (1972) Blu Ray starring Michael Caine (Arrow)

Director Mike Hodges' second film is a curious blend of tonal and plot elements. It's intermittently funny but doesn't really gel.

Michael Caine in Pulp

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The Premonition (1976) Blu Ray (Arrow) starring Sharon Farrell

A restrained and melancholy paranormal horror directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer and also starring Richard Lynch and Jeff Corey.

Ellen Barber in The Premonition

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The Witch Who Came from the Sea (1976) Blu Ray (Arrow)

Matt Cimber's underrated and devastating erstwhile Video Nasty starring Millie Perkins from The Diary of Anne Frank. Molly has a way with razors!

Millie Perkins as Molly in The Witch Who Came from the Sea

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Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973) Blu Ray (Arrow)

Christopher Speeth's nightmarish but hard-to-follow tale of a cannibal-infested fairground, featuring Janine Carazo, Jerome Dempsey and Hervé Villechaize.

Malatesta's Carnival of Blood

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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Blu Ray (Indicator) starring Faye Dunaway

John Carpenter's script got turned into a pedestrian mystery by director Irvin Kershner, albeit with a dash of style and numerous Vaseline-smeared POV shots.

Eyes of Laura Mars

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Starcrash (1978) Blu Ray (Stratx)

Luigi Cozzi’s cheap, batshit-crazy Star Wars rip-off starring Caroline Munro is so insanely inane that it’s in its own class of fascinating folly.

Stop-motion and Hasselhoff in Starcrash


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The Day of the Jackal (1973) Blu Ray (Arrow) starring Edward Fox

A long but satisfyingly realistic thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann, based on Frederic Forsyth's novel about an assassination attempt on Charles De Gaulle.

Edward Fox as the Jackal


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