❉ CultFilms have released restored versions of two award-winning Sophia Loren movies on DVD and Blu-ray.
❉ The Smokey and the Bandit comedies starring Burt Reynolds, Sally Field, Jackie Gleason and Jerry Reed and a pregnant elephant, now together on Blu-ray.
❉ German Film pioneer Eward André Dupont makes his Masters of Cinema debut with perhaps his finest film.
❉ A newly restored version of the award winning French drama, ‘Indochine’, will be released on January 2, plus selected Cine Lumiere screenings.
❉ Gérard Oury’s 1966 comedy fully restored to mark the 50th anniversary of one of the most popular films in French history.
❉ Fifty years on from their TV debut, Adam West and Burt Ward as Batman and Robin are back in action to take down their fiendish foes once again!
❉ We revive the spirit of BBC2’s ‘Moviedrome’. This week: Robert Altman drags Raymond Chandler into the 1970s with ‘The Long Goodbye’.
❉ “Cinema like this must be FELT as well as witnessed.” We report back from the BFI’s exclusive media preview of the restoration of Abel Gance’s silent epic, out this month.
❉ Eureka Entertainment is to present Osamu Tezuka’s ‘Metropolis’ for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK.
❉ A new edition of The World at War is out on Monday – here’s a clip highlighting the improvements.