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Breathless (1983) starring Richard Gere Blu Ray (Second Sight)

Jim McBride’s American remake of Jean-Luc Godard’s French arthouse classic is like daubing a cathedral with lively street art. It’s sacrilegious, to be sure, but in a way that is fascinatingly off-kilter and a hell of a lot of fun.

Valérie Kaprisky in Breathless

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Something Wild (1986) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

Jonathan Demme's sensual, freewheeling genre blend is a hugely enjoyable paean to the eternal appeal of the bad girl or boy. It features memorable, Golden Globe-nominated performances by Jeff Daniels, Melanie Griffith and Ray Liotta as well as some truly unexpected use of music.

Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels Something Wild

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Wolf (1994) Blu Ray (Indicator) starring Jack Nicholson

Mike Nichols' classy take on the werewolf genre features some smart writing and fine performances but falls flat when it's trying to be a straight horror film.

Jack Nicholson in Wolf

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Miracle Mile (1988) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Steve De Jarnatt's uncompromising cult classic apocalyptic thriller starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham.

Fateful phone call in Miracle Mile


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Into the Night (1985) Blu Ray & DVD (101 Films)

A dual format release of John Landis's largely-forgotten, cameo-heavy 1985 nighttime comedy thriller starring Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dan Aykroyd and David Bowie.

Michelle Pfeiffer is cute in Into the Night


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Stormy Monday (1988) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

Mike Figgis's debut is a Monday morning drudgery of a movie.

Newcastle Noir in Stormy Monday

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​Charade (1963) Blu Ray (Universal)

Twist after twist in this 1963 comedy thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn.

Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn in Paris

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​​Roxanne (1987) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka)

Fred Schepisi's Steve Martin star vehicle has a nose for good jokes - but not for substance.

Steve Martin in Roxanne

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​Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

A stunningly colourful opportunity to re-evaluate Paul Thomas Anderson's most underrated work.

Paul Thomas Anderson's Punch-Drunk Love

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