Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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One of our favourite films of 2013 reaches disc.

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Computer Chess. From Andrew Bujalski, graduate of the US Mumblecore movement, comes one of 2013’s most intriguing and enjoyable movies, in which he charts the efforts of a disparate group of individuals to create a computer programme capable of beating man at chess over the course of a weekend in a Texas hotel. Bujalski resorts to unusual means with which to project his vision, using an archaic form of video photography that’s period appropriate to the tale being told. An extensive package of extra material accompanies the film on disc.

Check out our complete review of the film here. Computer Chess is our highlight of the week in home video, and the disc will be explored in greater detail on the site tomorrow.

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The Stuart Hall Project. John Akomfrah’s documentery on the cultural theorist was one of the quiet successes of 2013, with it’s burgeoning reputation set to grow and grow as the film is discovered on home video.

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The Poirot Collection. A box-set featuring three of the more highly regarded film adaptations of Agatha Christie’s Poirot tales in high definition. At the head of the set sits Sidney Lumet’s 1974 Murder On The Orient Express, starring Albert Finney as the Belgian detective. Death On The Nile and Evil Under The Sun round out the collection.

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Sherlock – Series 3. It’s a lot of fun.

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