February 13, 2017
Frank Clarke’s Blonde Fist (1991)
on blu-ray from Network (UK)Liverpudlian legend Margi Clarke stars in this cult classic as a single mum who walks out on an unhappy domestic life – and into an unexpected career. The third feature from Letter to Brezhnevdirector Frank Clarke, Blonde Fist co-stars Oscar-nominated Carroll Baker and Straw Dogs' Ken Hutchison. It is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio.
Fleeing problems at home, Ronnie O'Dowd heads to New York to track down her bare-knuckle-fighter father. Finding a burnt-out drunk instead of a big-time boxer, she has an immediate and pressing need to find hard cash! When a nightclub hosting a female boxing match has a no-show competitor, the offer of a thousand dollars to any woman who can last three minutes in the ring against their trained fighter proves too much for Ronnie to resist... Blonde Fist (1991) - Amazon UK
Trailer for Frank Clarke's earlier film, Letter to Brezhnev (1985)
:March 13, 2017
Walerian Borowczyk’s Story of Sin (1975)
on blu-ray from Arrow Academy (UK), restored from the original camera negativeThe life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents takes in a dashingly handsome lodger. Having embarked on a torrid affair, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife. Unable to live apart from her beloved, our hero leaves home only to fall prey to the infatuations and lusts of a band of noble admirers, unsavoury criminals and utopian do-gooders. The only feature Walerian Borowczyk (The Beast, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) made in his native Poland, Story of Sin transforms Stefan Zeromski's classic melodrama into a deliriously surrealistic meditation on l'amour fou.