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The Man From Mo’Wax (limited edition DVD/Blu-ray set)

Numbered and limited to 3,000 copies worldwide.

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Paris Nous Appartient (Blu-ray)

Jacques Rivette’s New Wave classic on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

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Eye of the Needle (dual format edition)

Donald Sutherland stars in this thriller directed by Richard Marquand.

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The Comfort of Strangers (dual format edition)

Paul Schrader’s erotic thriller scripted by Harold Pinter. Includes newly recorded director’s commentary.

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Arcadia (DVD)

Acclaimed folk-horror tinged mash-up with music by Adrian Utley and Will Gregory.

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Connor Swindells’s foster teen channels his hurt into rap in Ed Lilly’s feisty and evocative pierside drama, says Katherine McLaughlin.
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