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The Fortune (1975) dir: Mike Nichols Blu Ray (Indicator)

Hollywood heavyweights Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson star alongside Stockard Channing (then in her first major film role) in this awkward but amusing period farce about two conmen out to relieve a drunken heiress of her inheritance.

Warren Beatty and Jack Nicholson in The Fortune

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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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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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Amour Fou (2014) Blu Ray (Arrow Academy) starring Christian Friedel

Jessica Hausner's minimal and dryly comic look at a 19th-century suicide pact, also starring Birte Schnoeink, Stephan Grossmann and Sandra Hüller.

Birte Schnoeink in Amour Fou

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Lost in Paris (2016) starring Dominique Abel & Fiona Gordon (Arrow Academy)

This colourful, lovingly-crafted comedy starring the Belgian/Australian-Canadian comedy couple Abel & Gordon depends on your own enjoyment of slapstick humour.

A comedy couple in Lost in Paris

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Into the Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (101 Films)

A dual format release of John Landis's largely-forgotten, cameo-heavy 1985 nighttime comedy thriller starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd and David Bowie.

Michelle Pfeiffer is cute in Into the Night


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​Fright Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka)

A classic 1980s vampire horror given an extras-heavy release by Eureka.

Amanda Bearse in vampire form in Fright Night

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​Charade (1963) Blu Ray (Universal)

Twist after twist in this 1963 comedy thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Paris

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​Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Blu Ray (Vertigo Releasing)

A hilarious, utterly charming New Zealand-set adventure from Taika Waititi.

Julian Dennison and Sam Neill lost in the wilderness


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