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Escape from New York (1981) Blu Ray (Studiocanal)

John Carpenter's cult classic sci-fi adventure receives a beautiful 4K restoration and plenty of extra features. The great cast includes Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Isaac Hayes, Harry Dean Stanton, Donald Pleasance and Adrienne Barbeau.

Kurt Russell in Escape from New York

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Children of Men (2006) dir: Alfonso Cuarón Blu Ray (Arrow Academy)

This adaptation of P. D. James’s novel was eye-opening on its release and feels scarily prescient when watched nowadays. It's a truly bleak watch but, at the same time, offers a small tincture of hope and humanity within its gritty reality-mirroring brutalities.

Clive Owen and Julianne Moore in Children of Men

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Sleeping Dogs (1977) starring Sam Neill Blu Ray (Arrow Academy)

This seminal dystopian sci-fi action thriller from New Zealand is low-budget and technically rough around the edges. However, it succeeds admirably in mixing entertainment with a chilling cautionary tale. It also stars Nevan Rowe, Ian Mune and Warren Oates.

Nevan Rowe in Sleeping Dogs

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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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