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Boutique Blu-ray represents a specialised realm within the home entertainment industry, catering to discerning cinephiles and collectors. Unlike mainstream releases, boutique Blu-ray releases are curated editions of films or television series, meticulously crafted by smaller, specialised companies. These releases prioritise quality over quantity, offering meticulously restored transfers, extensive bonus features, and deluxe packaging. The term “boutique” underscores the attention to detail and passion that goes into these releases, often focusing on niche or cult titles that may not receive widespread attention from major studios. From iconic classics to obscure gems, boutique Blu-ray labels showcase a diverse range of cinematic treasures. These editions not only provide viewers with an enhanced viewing experience but also serve as valuable cultural artefacts, preserving and celebrating the art of cinema in its various forms. For enthusiasts who seek more than just a film, boutique Blu-ray represents a gateway to deeper exploration and appreciation of cinematic craftsmanship. At Fopp, we take pride in offering an extensive selection of boutique Blu-ray labels, and we’re excited to share more about these unique labels with you.


The Criterion Collection


Since 1984, the Criterion Collection has been dedicated to publishing important classic and contemporary films from around the world in editions that offer the highest technical quality and award-winning, original supplements. No matter the medium—from laserdisc to DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Ultra HD to streaming—Criterion has maintained its pioneering commitment to presenting each film as its maker would want it seen, in state-of-the-art restorations with special features designed to encourage repeated watching and deepen the viewer’s appreciation of the art of film. Its reputation as the crème de la crème of the Blu-ray market has been cultvated over a forty-year period, which has been spent specialising in “important classic and contemporary films” with significant cultural, historical, or artistic value.

Arrow Video


Arrow Films, established in 1991, is a leading independent entertainment distribution company operating in the UK, Republic of Ireland, United States, and Canada. Dedicated to supporting both upcoming and established filmmakers of dynamic new cinema, Arrow Films has developed an enviable slate of quality films that enjoy a lasting legacy across its award-winning branded labels, channels, and platforms. In addition to being a leading restorer and theatrical distributor of classic and cult films – especially in the horror, science fiction, exploitation, and grindhouse genres – they have also reissued landmark titles such as Cinema Paradiso (25th anniversary), Donnie Darko (15th anniversary), and Hellraiser (30th anniversary) bringing these lovingly restored films back into cinemas nationwide. Previous, sub-labels run by Arrow include Arrow Academy, which focused on arthouse and world cinema, and Arrow TV, which brought Nordic noir TV series to the physical market, these have now absorbed into the wider Arrow Video family.

88 Films


88 Films is an all-rights, multi-platform distributor of feature films, specialising in bringing some of the best cult and exploitation cinema from around the world to UK customers. In addition to their focus on cult, horror, and exploitation films, 88 Films also specialises in restoring and releasing movies from specific time periods and regions. Their 88 Asia Collection highlights the golden age of Hong Kong kung fu cinema, bringing modern audiences films from the legendary Shaw Bros. and Golden Harvest studios. Whilst their Italian Collection focuses on classic and cult Italian cinema, including plenty of giallo. More recently they launched the Tigon Collection, Tigon British Film Productions was a UK studio founded in the late 60’s that produced some of the finest folk horror, and now 88 films are reissuing these fantastic films with new artwork and a wealth or extras. With their dedication to high-quality restorations and a passion for niche genres, 88 Films continues to be a treasure trove for cinephiles, ensuring that these cinematic gems are preserved and accessible for future generations.



Indicator Series is a boutique Blu-ray label that excels in curating and distributing classic and cult films from various genres and eras to discerning audiences. Known for their meticulous restorations and comprehensive releases, the Indicator Series brings forgotten and overlooked gems back to life with stunning clarity and rich, contextual extras. Their Hammer Volume series resurrects the iconic British horror films from Hammer Film Productions, while their Columbia Noir collection showcases the shadowy, morally complex world of film noir from the golden age of Hollywood. More recently, they have launched the Universal Noir range, celebrating some of the most influential and stylish noir films from American cinema. With each release, Indicator Series ensures that these masterpieces are preserved and appreciated in the modern age.



As a cultural charity and the UK’s lead organization for film and the moving image, the BFI are dedicated to fostering creativity and nurturing the next generation of storytellers within the UK. Through their support and initiatives, they actively seek out emerging talent, providing opportunities for development and recognition. Additionally, they prioritise the growth and preservation of the BFI National Archive, the world’s largest repository of film and television content, ensuring its continued care and accessibility for future generations. Through their boutique Blu-ray label, the BFI restores and reissues seminal British films, ranging from the works of directors like David Lean and Michael Powell to important social realist films by Ken Loach and Mike Leigh. Their BFI Flipside series shines a light on rare and overlooked British films from the 1960s and 70s, largely from the British New Wave, better known as Kitchen Sink Realism. By bringing these films back into the spotlight, the BFI fosters a deeper appreciation of British cinema’s diverse heritage and enduring artistic value.



The most recent boutique blu-ray label to spring into existence, Radiance Films is founded on a passion for cinema. A series of films, books, merchandise and more curated from a variety of genres and modes of filmmaking, from arthouse provocateurs to genre classics. Their eclectic catalog includes everything from Italian crime thrillers and Japanese exploitation cinema to French New Wave and American independent films. Each release is carefully curated with extensive bonus materials, including insightful commentaries, interviews, and documentaries that provide deeper context and appreciation.

101 Films


101 Films is one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment labels, acquiring new films of all genres for the UK. They’re committed to releasing the best cult and classic catalogue titles, featuring brand new extra content, newly commissioned artwork and restored masters. 101 Films offer two distinct series, The Black Label and The Red Label. The Black label offers culturally significant films with meticulous restorations, comprehensive extras and premium collector’s packaging with exclusive artwork. However, The Red Label focuses on delivering cult favorites with improved picture and sound quality, largely catering to fans of offbeat and entertaining films.

Second Sight Films


Second Sight has earned a stellar reputation for the quality of its releases, often featuring new restorations and an array of bonus features. These include audio commentaries, archive material, special limited packaging, and much more. Their diverse catalogue of films encompasses classics such as A Hard Day’s Night, Heaven’s Gate, Picnic at Hanging Rock, Becket, Les Enfants du Paradis, and World on a Wire, alongside cult favourites like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Re-Animator, Scanners, Basket Case, and Betty Blue. With a steadfast commitment to preserving cinematic treasures and providing enriching viewing experiences, Second Sight Films ensures that audiences continue to discover, appreciate, and celebrate these timeless and influential works for years to come.

Third Window Films


The Third Window Films brand emerged in 2005 when its film-loving founders grew weary of the influx of tired shock horror vehicles from the Far East. Rejecting the predictable, Third Window Films passionately seeks out the finest works in new Far Eastern cinema, offering a refreshing alternative to mainstream fare. With a commitment to diversity, Third Window Films represents a rich variety of film genres, from dramas and comedies to political satires and action-packed thrillers. Expect everything from the obscure and cult to the offbeat and occasionally even a mainstream masterpiece… or simply anticipate nothing but quality Asian cinema!

Second Run


Second Run launched on 1st August 2005, a UK-based film distribution company dedicated to releasing rare and important classic and contemporary films from around the world. Their films encompass many genres and languages; what distinguishes them is their quality and their ethos. Each Second Run release is our personal selection of films that they love and which they want to share with others. Every Second Run release is presented in the best possible picture and sound quality, has newly translated English subtitles and includes carefully chosen and specially commissioned original extra features. Their catalogue boasts works from some of cinema’s most admired and adventurous filmmakers and artists: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Miklós Jancsó, František Vláčil, Andrzej Wajda, Věra Chytilová, Nicolas Philibert, Yorgos Lanthimos, Miloš Forman, István Szabó, Angela Schanelec, Pedro Costa, Albert Serra, Kim Longinotto, Jerzy Skolimowski, Ben Rivers, Tsai-Ming Liang, Kelly Reichardt and Radu Jude amongst them.


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