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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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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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The Wonderful Worlds of Ray Harryhausen Volume One Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

A review of the 3-movie box set of works by the Dynamation pioneer: It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver.

The Ymir creature from 20 Million Miles to Earth


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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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The Amityville Horror (1979) Blu Ray (Second Sight)

This 1979 horror hit doesn't stand up unless discussed in context with its back story.

The Dutch Colonial House in The Amityville Horror

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12 Angry Men (1957) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

An inspirational and insightful look at the nature of judgement and justice, featured in one of the best Blu Ray packages this year.

Henry Fonda - one of the 12 Angry Men

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Fat City (1972) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

John Huston's adaptation of Leonard Gardner's novel is less of a boxing movie and more of a pathos-laden paean to society’s losers.

Stacy Keach on the ropes in Fat City

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Lone Wolf and Cub (1972-1974) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

The classic - and extremely blood-soaked - Japanese Chambara series comes to The Criterion Collection.

Babycart-mounted machine guns

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​The Anderson Tapes (1971) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

Not Lumet and Connery's best collaboration, but still an enjoyable product of its time.

Sean Connery and Dyan Cannon

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​Akira (1988) Collector’s Edition Blu Ray & DVD & Digital Download (Manga)

A defining moment in cyberpunk and anime movie history.

Kaneda and his iconic red motorcycle in Akira (1988)

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