Monday Blu(e)s And DVD

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What was that we were saying about last week being the last great one of 2012?

Disc Of The Week

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The Dark Knight Rises – Christopher Nolan’s Bat-Trilogy capper tops a year of solid blockbusters, with the scale and ambition on display unequalled. A stacked disc offers a wealth of insight in to the making of the film Also available in steelbook, trilogy and tacky Cowl variations.

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Zombie Flesh Eaters – The Arrow Video imprint has been one of the years great success stories, with Zombie Flesh Eaters arguably their most anticipated disc to date. Long have fans clambered for a worthy release, and this looks set to appease said desires.

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Two From The Masters Of Cinema – The Masters Of Cinema cap off a remarkable year with a pair of remarkable films from the Far East. Ozu makes a belated bow in the collection (most of his work is tied up at the BFI) while Teinosuke Kinugasa is also a new name to the series, with his remarkable Gate Of Hell, a film which quite literally looks like nothing else.

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Luck – Michael Mann collaborates with David Milch on one of 2012’s standout pieces of television. An ambitious cast consisting of, amongst others, Dustin Hoffman and Nick Nolte, ensured that Luck was a real treat, if not one of the years greatest frustrations in the fact that it was cancelled all too soon, albeit for a worthy reason. Edwin Davis has written extensively on Luck here at Hope Lies, most recently just last week.

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The New Girl – Season One – Colour us surprised. Zooey Deschanel headlines this 24-minute weekly sitcom, which happens to be one of the most enjoyable new shows of the year.

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  1. Great week, I’m only midway through the Batman release but today I’ve polished off Zombie Flesh Eaters including all the extras and commentary. Arrow have really done the business this time and broken free from the shackles of poor Italian sources and restored a film blighted by the video era.

    I haven’t seen Zombi 2 since the early 90’s in an overnight horror showing in London. It still remains fun and looks fantastic. If Arrow treat Bava’s classics with the same respect then 2013 is going to be a great year.

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