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The Grifters (1990) dir: Stephen Frears Blu Ray & DVD (101 Films)

This neo-noir, adapted from Jim Thompson's novel, is a stylishly tragic portrayal of the human beings behind its sundry scams and hardboiled dialogue. It's an overlooked gem, featuring outstanding performances by John Cusack, Anjelica Huston and Annette Bening.

The Grifters (1990) directed by Stephen Frears

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​Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent (1958-1961) Blu Ray (Indicator)

This compilation of the cult British studio's crime dramas proves that they ably turned their hands to genres other than the horror films which made them famous. The Snorkel, Never Take Sweets From a Stranger, Cash on Demand and The Full Treatment are the four offerings in this set.

The Snorkel (1958) with Peter van Eyck

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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 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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​Heat (1995) Director’s Definitive Edition Blu Ray (20th Century Fox)

It's the hottest version to date of this highly-regarded Michael Mann cops and robbers epic.

Al Pacino meets Robert de Niro in a coffee shop

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