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It’s Not Over Yet

The Raid 2, The Double, The Strange Colour...

Concluding our ‘Convoluted Titles’ theme, sumptuous neo-giallo The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears is out in UK cinemas this month and we have an interview with directors Bruno Forzani and Hélène Cattet. As part of our theme we also look at 1970s Italian countercultural wannabe Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion and we have a Reel Sounds column on the soundtrack to occult giallo All the Colours of the Dark.

Other big screen thrills include the insanely fun, spectacularly action-packed The Raid 2, Richard Ayoade’s intelligent Dostoyevsky drama The Double, Lukas Moodysson’s charming teen punk tale We Are the Best and Steven Knight’s minimalist tour de force Locke.

In home entertainment, we review Elio Petri’s stylishly cruel 1960s Sci-Fi The 10th Victim, Teruo Ishii’s astonishing female yakuza tale Blind Woman’s Curse and Jack Hill’s cool, fatalistic car racing actioner Pit Stop, while Donald Cammell’s troubling murder thriller White of the Eye is released on Blu-ray for the first time.

Our latest Colonial Report from the Dominion of Canada looks at William Friedkin’s newly remastered Sorcerer, which screens at Toronto's TIFF Cinemateque this month. We also talk to Bill Morrison, whose latest film The Great Flood premiered at Flatpack, and we report back on the Berlinale as well as the world premiere of Jim Jarmusch and Phil Kline’s opera, Tesla in New York. In the Film Jukebox, seminal industrial music duo Carter Tutti talk about the films that mean the most to them.

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The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology

The End: An Electric Sheep Anthology (Strange Attractor Press) brings together Bill Morrison's chemical ghosts, 50s bad girls, apocalyptic evangelical cinema, Spanish zombies, Japanese nihilists and David Lynch's soundtracks of decay. 'Superb - a masterly accomplishment. Beautifully produced - and its content and vision could not be more accurate and timely.' - Peter Whitehead. Read the reviews.

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Convoluted Titles: In anticipation of the forthcoming UK cinema release of The Strange Colour of Your Body’s Tears, we look at film with wonderfully elaborate titles from Kinji Fukasaku’s furious yakuza drama Battles without Honour and Humanity and Andy Milligan's The Rats Are Coming! The Werewolves Are Here! to psychededelic freak-out movie Microscopic Liquid Subway to Oblivion and Czech time travel tale Tomorrow, I’ll Wake Up and Scold Myself with Tea, alongside features on giallo films.

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The Fright Theorem: Ted Kotcheff and Terry Gilliam: Alex Fitch talks to Ted Kotcheff, the director of ‘lost’ cult classic Wake in Fright (1971), and to Terry Gilliam, whose new film The Zero Theorem is released this month.

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The 12th Polish Film Festival brings not only its usual bounty of new works and rare classics, but also includes the first major UK retrospective of the work of the brilliant Walerian Borowczyk, a firm favourite at Electric Sheep.

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