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Carré on spying

Advantages: Terrific film, good Blu-ray
Disadvantages: None in particular, except that there are better Le Carré films

...This Blu-ray and DVD set from Indicator is £15 on amazon or in HMV. In spite of the lurid title, this is actually an adaptation of John Le Carré’s first novel, Call for the Dead, a rather downbeat spy story which introduced the character of George Smiley ...

hogsflesh 25.09.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Deadly Affair (Blu-ray)

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Fox on the run

Advantages: Classic film
Disadvantages: Light on extras

...This blu-ray release from Arrow is about £15 on amazon and in HMV at the moment. This is a classic movie based on Frederick Forsyth’s novel about an assassin’s attempt to kill President de Gaulle. The director, Fred Zinnemann, hailed from the classic day ...

hogsflesh 09.10.2017 · Read full review
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Review of The Day of the Jackal (Blu-ray)

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Breaking News: Hitchcock's Lady Vanishes!

Advantages: Early Hitchcock
Disadvantages: Very few

The Lady Vanishes (1938) Directed by: Alfred Hitchcock Writing Credits: Ethel Lina White, Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder Genre: Comedy | Mystery | Thriller Length: 96 minutes Certificate: U IMDb Rating: 8.0 ' ...

Jarisleif 17.03.2016 · Read full review
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Review of The Lady Vanishes (Blu-ray)

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Who says crime doesn't pay?

Advantages: Enjoyable film, great blu-ray
Disadvantages: None, really, if you like the genre

...This blu-ray is currently £15 on amazon. Probably the most famous British crime of the Sixities, the Great Train Robbery saw a gang of robbers hold up the mail train and steal around £2 million from it – the largest haul from any robbery at the time. Wit ...

hogsflesh 24.09.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Robbery (Blu-ray)

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Anarchy in the UK

Advantages: Good thriller, decent picture quality
Disadvantages: Poor extras

...The Blu-ray from Network is a mere £10 on amazon at time of writing. Made in 1936, Sabotage was one of the British thrillers that established Alfred Hitchcock as the Master of Suspense, and soon brought Hollywood calling. It’s a slightly odd film compare ...

hogsflesh 16.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Sabotage (Blu-Ray)

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