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Discover this anarchic ’90s portrait of youthful despair

By Anton Bitel

Director Fruit Chan’s 1997 indie Made in Hong Kong captures a group of characters – and a city – in transition.

Discover this era-spanning yakuza epic and its contemporary remake

By Anton Bitel

Kinji Fukasaku’s Graveyard of Honor and Takashi Miike’s 2002 update redefined the postwar Japanese gangster flick.

How The Man Who Laughs redefined early horror cinema

By Anton Bitel

Paul Leni’s 1928 chiller, starring Conrad Veidt as a grinning carnival performer, is one of the most important films of the late silent era.

Why Flash Gordon remains a singularly joyous comic book adaptation

By Anton Bitel

With its camp aesthetic and winking humour, Mike Hodges’ swash-buckling space romp is undeniably a product of its time.

Why The Game remains David Fincher’s trickiest thriller

By Anton Bitel

The director’s 1997 film contains a sly parody of the capitalist ideals underpinning the American Dream.

Discover the anarchic fun of this genre-defying Hong Kong blockbuster

By Anton Bitel

Ricky Lau’s 1985 hit Mr Vampire deftly combines knockabout comedy, martial arts, monster horror and wacky dancing.

Discover this avant grade war drama 40 years in the making

By Kambole Campbell

Hausu director Nobuhiko Obayashi’s penultimate film, Hanagatami, is as surreal as it is moving.

Discover the sly social critique of this Reagan-era teen thriller

By Anton Bitel

Sean S Cunningham’s The New Kids sees James Spader terrorise a group of upwardly-mobile youths.

Why Britannia Hospital remains a savage British satire

By Austin Collings

Lindsay Anderson’s spiky Thatcher-era comedy is the perfect sign off to his Mick Travis trilogy.

Discover the tender romance of this backwoods monster movie

By Anton Bitel

After Midnight confirms co-directors Jeremy Gardner and Christian Stella as among most exciting talents working in American independent horror today.

Discover the out-of-time futurism of this ’90s Philip K Dick adaptation

By Anton Bitel

Christian Duguay’s Screamers, starring RoboCop’s Peter Weller, was originally conceived back in 1981.

Discover the dark side of virtual reality is this modern tech thriller

By Anton Bitel

Yedidya Gorsetman’s 2018 film Empathy, Inc explores themes of identity, alterity and technophobia.

Discover this awe-inspiring collection of Japanese ghost stories

By Anton Bitel

Masaki Kobayashi’s Oscar-winning 1964 anthology film Kwaidan is now available on Blu-ray for the first time.

The provocative British drama that predicted the rise of reality TV

By Adam Scovell

Michael Elliott’s 1968 teleplay The Year of the Sex Olympics imagines a society addicted to screens.

Discover this bizarre B-movie riff on The Exorcist

By Anton Bitel

Warner Bros took legal action over 1974’s Beyond the Door, but its differences from Friedkin’s film are more striking than its similarities.

Is this the pinnacle of Japanese pink cinema?

By Anton Bitel

Atsushi Yamatoya’s 1967 Inflatable Sex Doll of the Wasteland subverts expectations of this softcore genre.

Discover the religious allegory of this epic King Hu wuxia

By Anton Bitel

The Chinese master’s 1979 Raining in the Mountain is now available on home video for the first time in the UK.

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