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The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow)

There was plenty of treasure in the works of Robert Louis Stevenson for budding filmmakers to unearth, none more so than in his Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde written in 1886. It’s an eldritch gas-lit, Victoriana horror… Continue Reading →

The Beast – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

Following Immoral Tales Borowczyk delivered a fairy tale like no other that had ever been imagined. He somewhat contemptuously mentions Disney quite a bit in some of the features seen accompanying Blanche but this was a version that old Walt… Continue Reading →

Immoral Tales – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

With Immoral Tales (Contes immoraux 1974) it was as though Borowczyk had released his inner perv. It’s an odd compendium which at times sees its four stories gelling but at others not quite so. This is certainly true of the… Continue Reading →

Blanche – Walerian Borowczyk (Arrow Films)

It’s high time that Polish auteur Walerian Borowczyk (1923-2006) was due a thorough reappraisal and Arrow Films have gone all out in breathing new life into the director of over 40 short films and a dozen features. They are re-releasing,… Continue Reading →

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