Here are all our reviews of Blu-Ray releases focusing on foreign and art-house films.

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R100 Blu-Ray

R100 Blu-Ray

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A surrealist S&M film by Japanese comedian-turned filmmaker Hitoshi Matsumoto, R100 is now available on Blu-Ray. The movie centers on a man whose life gets turned upside down after joining an S&M club. Featuring a post-modern twist – a classic tale of film within a film – as well as some strong and sometime shocking doses of dark humor, R100 is certainly […]

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Frank Blu-Ray

Frank Blu-Ray

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The highly enjoyable Frank is out on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming formats. Starring Michael Fassbender – wearing an over-sized fake papier-mâché head – and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this little-seen British movie gently pokes fun at the indie/hipster music scene. Focusing on an artsy band whose leader is a tortured soul hiding behind a mask, the film explores their struggle to keep their artistry […]

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Ida Blu-Ray

Ida Blu-Ray

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Focusing on a young orphan (Agata Kulesza) experiencing life before taking her vows to become a nun, the latest from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowsk is a striking work, whether it’s in terms of narrative or visually. Supported by a beautiful, stylish black and white cinematography and a very precise direction, the film uses images and moods, rather than dialogues, to […]

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Nymphomaniac Blu-Ray

Nymphomaniac Blu-Ray

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Lars Von Trier’s sex saga, Nymphomaniac, is now available on Blu-Ray, this Magnolia Home Entertainment release conveniently featuring both Volume 1 and Volume 2 (also available as standalone discs). Despite its title and premise following a nymphomaniac girl’s journey from teenage years to adulthood, this film is far more subtle and amusing than you might thought, catering more to the Art-House crowd […]

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Stranger By The Lake Blu-Ray

Stranger By The Lake Blu-Ray

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An openly gay French thriller taking place on a nude beach, Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger By The Lake is available on Blu-Ray, DVD and streaming formats. Featuring some pretty explicit sex scenes, a bare setting and a slow pace, this film is certainly not for everybody (read our full review here) but reveals itself once you succumb to its atmosphere and […]

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Blue Is the Warmest Color Blu-Ray

Blue Is the Warmest Color Blu-Ray

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The winner of the 2013 Cannes film festival’s Palme d’Or is now available on Blu-Ray, courtesy of the Criterion Collection, a company which built its reputation on high quality DVD and Blu-Ray releases. Directed by Tunisian filmmakerAbdellatif Kéchiche (The Secret of the Grain) and starring French It Girl Léa Seydoux (Farewell, My Queen) and Adèle Exarchopoulos (I Used To Be […]

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Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Blu-ray

Ain’t Them Bodies Saints Blu-ray

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Starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara – plus two solid supporting performances by Ben Foster and Keith Carradine – , Ain’t Them Bodies Saints is a modern western about a couple of outlaws trying to reunite after a stint in jail. While somewhat reminiscent of Badlands, the film has its voice – rather than following their crimes it portrays the […]

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Man of Tai Chi Blu-Ray

Man of Tai Chi Blu-Ray

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Just a few weeks after a short stint on the big screen, Keanu Reeves’ directional debut is now available on Blu-Ray. This little martial art film starring Tiger Hu, a stuntman who worked on The Matrix and Kill Bill sagas, proved to be pleasant – but flawed – surprise, the Hollywood actor avoiding Hollywood cliches (read our full review of the […]

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The Canyons Blu Ray

The Canyons Blu Ray

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Directed by Paul Shrader and written bt Brett Easton Ellis, The Canyons is out on Blu-Ray in its unrated director’s cut. While the film got panned by those critics who love big juicy blockbusters, it actually proved to be quite a fascinating, flawed work that cinephiles should embrace. The film is presented in the usual 1080p format with 5.1 audio looking and […]

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Lovelace Blu-Ray

Lovelace Blu-Ray

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The biopic about porn star Linda Lovelace is available on Blu-Ray. Starring Amanda Seyfried, the film follows her rise and fall, following her breakthrough performance in the porn hit Deep Throat. The film is presented in 1080p with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master, emphasizing the 70’s vibe whether it’s in terms of tones or soundtrack. As for the extras, the only […]

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