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Sight & Sound Greatest Films Poll 2012

Sep 07, 2012

Once a decade Sight & Sound asks critics to select the Greatest Films of All Time. "We’re proud that, thanks to its longevity and critical reach, this poll has come to be regarded as the most trusted guide there is to the canon of cinema greats, not to mention a barometer of changing critical tastes. Famously, Citizen Kane topped our...

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Dovzhenko's War Trilogy boxset

Sep 07, 2012

Alexander Dovzhenko is one of the great visionaries of the 20th Century.  Having previously released three of his major works Zvenigora, Arsenal and Earth, we are now delighted to have assembled a boxset to highlight this 'War Trilogy'.  Together these films chronicle the transformation of Dovzhenko’s native Ukraine from a pastoral feudal society to an industrialized communist state. Full information on the boxset can...

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3 x brand new Prince Fatty 7" singles

Sep 06, 2012

Not one, not two, but three brand new 7" singles from Prince Fatty (click on the catalogue number for the specific page): MRB7106 - A. Kung Fu Battle Ina Brixton (Vocal) / B. Kung Fu Battle Ina Brixton (Dub) MRB7107 - A. Ali Baba (Vocal) / B. Ali Baba (Toast) MRB7109 - A. Ba Ba Ri Ba Skank ft. Winston Francis & Alcapone...

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Brazilian Independence Day and World Music Day

Sep 06, 2012

Brazil became an independent country on September 7, 1822, following three centuries of Portuguese hegemony.   It is also Brazilian World Music Day.  The event, which has been organised by Becó Dranoff and Bob George at the ARC in New York, is designed as a worldwide celebration of Brazilian music. The ARC are at the centre of proceedings, launching a...

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Santa Sangre UK cinema dates so far

Sep 06, 2012

Confirmed Santa Sangre UK cinema dates are as follows: 14th Sept - Cambridge Film Festival, CAMBRIDGE 21-27th Sept - QFT, BELFAST 26-28th Sept - Curzon, LONDON 21-22nd Sept - Hackney Picture House, London 26 Oct - 2 Nov - ICA, LONDON 17-18 Oct - Quad, DERBY 27th Oct - Hype Park Picture House, LEEDS 18th Oct - Eden Court, INVERNESS 22nd Oct - Filmhouse, EDINBURGH Additional dates will...

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US version of The Shining set for a UK release

Sep 04, 2012

Stanley Kubrick’s masterpiece of modern horror is widely considered to be the most terrifying movie of all time. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, this tale of a family man and would-be writer (Jack Nicholson) going mad as winter caretaker of the cursed Overlook Hotel is a seminal work of the genre. It is also, as Martin Scorsese has pointed out,...

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C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7's 'Funky Highlife' coming soon

Aug 30, 2012

** UPDATE - THIS IS AVAILABLE NOW HERE and the full story on C.K.Mann is here ** We are very proud to announce that we will be re-issuing C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7's classic album Funky Highlife on vinyl LP, CD and download in November this year and, as always, exclusively from our website as soon as they have been pressed!...

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Mr Bongo Summer Sale now on

Aug 29, 2012

Over 40 film and music titles are now in our summer sale, going for as little as £2.99!  Including music by Terry Callier, Bukky Leo and the Brazilian Beats compilations plus films by Satyajit Ray, Pasolini, Wadja and Bunuel.

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Prince Fatty's new album 'Versus The Drunken Gambler'

Aug 21, 2012

Prince Fatty's brand new album Versus The Drunken Gambler is in stock and shipping now on vinyl LP and CD (download coming soon).  It is a hip-hop-reggae-fantasy mixtape that covers all the angles of the touring Prince Fatty Soundsystem: “When we play out, our sound system set can run for over 2 hours, Horseman toasts and I select and dub a mix of...

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Jodorowsky's Santa Sangre on Mr Bongo

Aug 17, 2012

We are extremely proud to announce that we will be releasing a fully restored version of Alejandro Jodorowsky's cult-classic Santa Sangre on 2-DVD (including extras), BluRay and in cinemas throughout the UK this Autumn. For more information about the project or screenings please contact us.

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