This pristine 4K presentation of the comedy-horror classic looks so good that the years melt away, and allow the brilliant tone of this film – uncanny, arch and witty – to shine through.
A solid, stolid and slightly stodgy western that’s made special by Lucien Ballard’s nice camera work, the craggy presence of Charles Bronson and a nice collection of supporting character actors, together at last.
It was once described by its own producer as “the most boring film ever made” and was banned in its country of origin for 20 years.
The Shannara Chronicles started as an adaptation of The Sword of Shannara – a trilogy of novels written by Terry Brooks.
Apart from his awful, huge moustache, Kenneth Branagh, in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, is an absolute delight. Branagh directs a stellar cast in this new version of the 1934 novel.
Three surprising early films from the director of The Time to Live and The Time to Die, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster, Three Times and most recently The Assassin.