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The Incident (1967) dir: Larry Peerce Blu Ray (Eureka!)

Tony Musante and Martin Sheen play two young thugs who terrorise the passengers on a New York subway train. While the city is a much safer place nowadays, the urban nightmare scenario still packs a wallop even today. Also starring Beau Bridges, Brock Peters and Ruby Dee.

The Incident (1967)

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The Addiction (1995) dir: Abel Ferrara Blu Ray (Arrow)

Lili Taylor plays a philosophy student who gains a thirst for human blood in this arthouse vampire flick with definite love-it-or-hate-it potential.

Christopher Walken and Lili Taylor in The Addiction

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Marty (1955) starring Ernest Borgnine Dual Format (Eureka!)

This Paddy Chayefsky-penned, Delbert Mann-directed tale of an Italian-American bachelor is a well-acted and heartfelt movie despite a few dated aspects. Oscar-winning Ernest Borgnine gives one of his finest and most multilayered performances here.

Betsy Blair and Ernest Borgnine in Marty

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Eyes of Laura Mars (1978) Blu Ray (Indicator) starring Faye Dunaway

John Carpenter's script got turned into a pedestrian mystery by director Irvin Kershner, albeit with a dash of style and numerous Vaseline-smeared POV shots.

Eyes of Laura Mars

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Brain Damage (1988) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Outstanding extras make this lo-fi anti-drugs horror an essential purchase.

A hallucination in Brain Damage

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​The Squid and the Whale (2005) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

Worth a dip in the ocean for the extras, even if the film itself has its issues.

Jeff Daniels and Anna Paquin in The Squid and the Whale

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​The Driller Killer (1979) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

The Driller isn't enough of a thriller, though the extras are.

Abel Ferrara gets bloody in Driller Killer

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