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Religious and moral overtones echo loudly throughout The Book of Eli, but that shouldn’t discourage you from opening its pages. Those that do will be rewarded with a visually stunning, thought-provoking film that features a mesmerising performance from Denzel Washington at its heart.
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Unavailable for review, but will include a making of documentary, commentary from director John Hillcoat, picture gallery and featurette on Hillcoat’s adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s novel.
Stars Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Kodi Smitt-McPhee
Director John Hillcoat
Format DVD & Blu-ray
Distributor Icon Home Entertainment
Released May 17
As celebrated in Mark Hartley’s recent, excellent documentary Not Quite Hollywood, the Australian horror genre has a gloriously schlocky history. A raft of outlandish movies from Down Under rocked the international scene in the 1970s and 80s, including films like Razorback, Patrick and Mad Max. One of this tribe was Colin Eggleson’s 1978 shocker Long Weekend, which starred John Hargreaves and Briony Behets as the city dwellers who mistreat a rural paradise at their peril.