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Bellman & True (1987) starring Bernard Hill Blu Ray (Indicator)

This forgotten heist thriller, produced by HandMade Films, offers plenty to make it worthy of rediscovery. It's exciting and occasionally humorous but doesn't lose sight of its human dimension in the relationship between a tainted father and a son who adores him despite his faults.

Bellman & True (1987)

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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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The Shanghai Job (2017) DVD (Signature Entertainment)

Orlando Bloom does his best Jason Statham impersonation in this lightweight but enjoyable Chinese-British action flick. Charles Martin (E4's Skins) directs while Simon Yam, Lynn Hung, Xing Yu and Hannah Quinlivan co-star.

Orlando Bloom in The Shanghai Job

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Experiment in Terror (1962) Blu Ray & DVD (Powerhouse/Indicator)

A stylish Blake Edwards thriller marred slightly by some pedestrian procedural aspects.

Lee Remick grabbed in the garage in Experiment in Terror

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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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