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Best of British Transport Films (2 Blu-ray set)

New HD restorations to celebrate the 70th anniversary of BTF.


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60th anniversary edition of Jack Clayton’s Oscar-winner.


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How I Won the War (dual format edition)

John Lennon stars in Richard Lester’s 1967 anti-war classic.


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People on Sunday (Blu-ray)

One of the key films of the Weimar era on Blu-ray for the first time.


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Derek Jarman's acclaimed biopic starring Tilda Swinton, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean and Dexter Fletcher.


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    Hear an all-star voice cast including Beyoncé, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Donald Glover and Seth Rogen in Jon Favreau’s sumptuous reboot of the classic Disney animation.

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Film of the week: Pain and Glory makes an art form out of reminiscence

Pedro Almodóvar finds an avatar in Antonio Banderas's terrific performance as a director transported by memories of his childhood, but this film is as much about Spanish politics as his life and work, writes Maria Delgado.
Maria Delgado
Thursday 22 August 2019

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