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Night of the Living Dead (1968) Blu Ray (The Criterion Collection)

George A. Romero’s debut caused the zombie to rise from the grave in its modern, flesh-craving incarnation. Despite its low-budget rough edges it still holds up exceptionally well as both horror and Lord of the Flies-style social commentary.

Duane Jones in George Romero's Night of the Living Dead

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The Reckoning (1970) Blu Ray & DVD (Indicator)

Jack Gold’s British Social Realism/Kitchen Sink drama has an excellent performance by Nicol Williamson, who plays an unpleasant executive with Irish immigrant roots.

Nicol Williamson in The Reckoning

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Hell Drivers (1957) Blu Ray (Network)

Action-packed Cy Endfield trucker drama may be dated on the action front, but its commentary is still very relevant.

Hell Drivers made Stanley Baker into a star

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​Hell or High Water (2016) Blu Ray (Studiocanal)

An engrossing western homage set in post-financial crash modern America.

Ben Foster in Hell of High Water

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​Kes (1969) Blu Ray (Eureka Masters of Cinema)

The quintessential Ken Loach film gets a superb treatment here.

The social realism of Kes

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