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Hounds of Love (2016) directed by Ben Young Blu Ray (Arrow)

This Australian horror thriller loosely inspired by a real-life criminal case may upset dog lovers but is an agonisingly tense look at the pure evil that might lurk behind banal suburban reality.

Emma Booth and Stephen Curry in Hounds of Love

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New World (2013) Blu Ray & DVD (Eureka!) dir: Hoon-jung Park

This sprawling and detailed South Korean gangster saga may be somewhat similar to Infernal Affairs in outline but is unlikely to disappoint fans of either the genre or the Asian country’s film industry.

New World (2013)

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The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971) Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow)

A rather unfairly-overlooked second-tier Argento giallo gets a 4K restoration here.

Karl Malden and James Franciscus in The Cat o' Nine Tails

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Pulp (1972) Blu Ray starring Michael Caine (Arrow)

Director Mike Hodges' second film is a curious blend of tonal and plot elements. It's intermittently funny but doesn't really gel.

Michael Caine in Pulp

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The Premonition (1976) Blu Ray (Arrow) starring Sharon Farrell

A restrained and melancholy paranormal horror directed by Robert Allen Schnitzer and also starring Richard Lynch and Jeff Corey.

Ellen Barber in The Premonition

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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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Four Film Noir Classics Blu Ray & DVD (Arrow Academy)

A worthy noir Blu Ray collection marred by so-so audio-visual aspects. The films are The Dark Mirror, Secret Beyond the Door, Force of Evil and The Big Combo.

Joan Bennett in Secret Beyond the Door

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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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The Day of the Jackal (1973) Blu Ray (Arrow) starring Edward Fox

A long but satisfyingly realistic thriller directed by Fred Zinnemann, based on Frederic Forsyth's novel about an assassination attempt on Charles De Gaulle.

Edward Fox as the Jackal


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