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Used Cars (1980) starring Kurt Russell Blu Ray (Eureka!)

Robert Zemeckis's madcap comedy is a lot of fun and laden with satirical barbs to boot. The highlight, of course, is Kurt Russell, who is at his cocksure best here. Also starring Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham, Frank McRae and Deborah Harmon.

Used Cars starring Kurt Russell

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Under Fire (1983) starring Nick Nolte Blu Ray (Eureka!)

This gripping entry in the 1980s journalist-amid-political-instability cycle is marred slightly by its love triangle aspect. Nonetheless, it still works well as a depiction of the chaos and devastation of guerrilla warfare and features fine performances by Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Ed Harris.

Nick Nolte in Under Fire

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R.P.M. (1970) dir: Stanley Kramer Blu Ray (Indicator)

This fictional dramatisation of America's late-1960s campus protests suffers from clunky didacticism. Nonetheless, the central debate remains compelling, Anthony Quinn is perfectly cast and the finale sends palpable chills down the spine. Also starring Ann-Margaret, Gary Lockwood and Paul Winfield.

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Blue Collar (1978) dir: Paul Schrader Blu Ray (Indicator)

Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto play three workers at a Checker Cab plant in Detroit who are fed up with taking it from The Man and decide to rob their union. It's a potent mix of polemic, humour and thriller whose message endures all too well to this day.

Richard Pryor in Blue Collar (1978)

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Twilight’s Last Gleaming (1977) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka Masters of Cinema)

Robert Aldrich's tense nuclear thriller gets a fine Blu Ray and DVD presentation.

Burt Lancaster in Twilight's Last Gleaming

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