Monday Blu(e)s And DVD.

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One of the best films about growing up leads the week in home video.

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Gregory’s Girl. Coming of age dramas don’t get much better, or much more unique than Bill Forsyth’s Scotland-set tale of schoolboy everyman Gregory Underwood. A hapless, awkward figure that is all-too relatable towards, we join Gregory on his quest for his first love, eschewing the gross-out stylings of it’s Transatlantic cousins for a tale ground firmly in the real. It’s a big, fat grin of a movie, and one that’s never looked better on home video than it does here. Newly restored and rounded out with newly filmed extras, it’s a great release.

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Ace In The Hole. Quite simply a perfect movie. Billy Wilder’s tale of a newspaper man who will stop at nothing to get the story he needs, Ace In The Hole sits happily alongside Sam Fuller’s Park Row and Citizen Kane as a masterpiece of the field.

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The Delta Force. An unusual film to see the Arrow Video treatment bestowed upon.

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Hobson’s Choice. Charles Laughton is on career-defining form in David Lean’s film, which celebrates it’s 60th Anniversary with a landmark reissue.

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Like Father, Like Son. One of the best received films of 2013. Shamefully, we’ve not seen it.

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