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Blu-ray Reviews 

 

• A Question of Silence BD

• Joy House BD

• Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XIV BD

• The Night of the Hunter 4K UHD

• From Hollywood to Heaven: The Lost and Saved Films of the Ormond Family 1951-1997 BD

• Cosa Nostra: Franco Nero in three Mafia Tales by Damiano Damiani BD

• Petite Maman BD

• Love Letters (1945) BD

• Hopping Mad: The Mr Vampire Sequels  BD

• 12 Angry Men 4K UHD

• Morgiana BD

• Mexico Macabre: Four Sinister Tales from the Alameda Films Vault, 1959–1963 BD

• Pasolini 101 BD

• Resurrection BD

• Branded to Kill 4K UHD

• The Assassin of the Tsar BD

• Something To Live For BD

• Wild Reeds BD

• Picnic at Hanging Rock BD 4K UHD

• Carrie (1952) BD

• Yakuza Graveyard BD

• The Sunday Woman BD

• The Assassination Bureau BD

• Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XII BD

• Danza Macabra - Volume 1: The Italian Gothic Collection BD

• Two Orphan Vampires BD 4K UHD

• The Shiver of the Vampires BD 4K UHD

• The Seventh Seal (Criterion added!) 4K UHD

• Heat (1986) BD

• Counsellor at Law BD

• Drowning By Numbers 4K UHD

• Serpico 4K UHD

• Silent Avant-Garde BD

• Targets BD

• The Cat Creeps BD

• Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) BD

• Living BD

• You and Me BD

• Death of a Gunfighter BD

• The Green Hornet (serial) BD

• Creeping Horror BD

• Cool Hand Luke 4K UHD

• Return to Paradise BD

• Lucky Jordan BD

• I Think We're Alone Now BD

• The Bullet Train BD

• The Seventh Seal 4K UHD

• The Maltese Falcon 4K UHD

• Little Buddha BD

• Laurin BD

• I'll Sleep When I'm Dead BD

• They Might Be Giants BD

• Black Sunday BD

• Small Axe BD

• Party Girl BD

• Mexican Gothic: The Films of Carlos Enrique Taboada BD

• Broken Lullaby BD

• Bluebeard's Eighth Wife BD

• The Kiss Before the Mirror BD

• State of the Union BD

• Chilly Scenes of Winter BD

• Mad Love BD

• The Whale BD

• Sorry Wrong Number BD

• Mildred Pierce 4K UHD

• Tαr 4K UHD

• The Story of Adele H BD

• Last Hurrah For Chivalry BD

• Mississippi Mermaid BD

• Inland Empire BD

• The Double Exposure of Holly BD

• The Final Programme BD

• The Devonsville Terror BD

• The House That Screamed BD

• Knockabout BD

• Marathon Man 4K UHD

• Violent Streets: The Umberto Lenzi / Tomas Milian Collection BD

• Two Films by Marguerite Duras BD

• Hollywood Shuffle BD

• Fill 'er Up with Super BD

• Nudist Life, 10 Days in a Nudist Camp and Shangri-La BD

 • Secret of the Incas BD

• Dazed and Confused 4K UHD

• The Hunter BD

• The Crimson Rivers BD

• Magnificent Warriors BD

• The Cassandra Cat BD

• Flesh and Fantasy BD

• Love on the Ground BD

• Romeo and Juliet BD

• Three Colors: Blue 4K UHD

• Francois Truffaut Collection BD

 

Comparisons

 

• The Shiver of the Vampires BD 4K UHD

• The Seventh Seal (Criterion added!) 4K UHD

• The Bullet Train BD

• They Might Be Giants BD

• Black Sunday BD

• Bluebeard's Eighth Wife BD

• The Kiss Before the Mirror BD

• Chilly Scenes of Winter BD

• Sorry Wrong Number BD

• Mississippi Mermaid BD

• Inland Empire BD

• The Devonsville Terror BD

• Knockabout BD

• Secret of the Incas BD

• Dazed and Confused 4K UHD

• The Bride Wore Black BD

• Lady Whirlwind & Hapkido BD

• Warning Shot BD

• Tormented BD

• Walking the Edge (UK) BD

• Cutter's Way (UK) BD

• High Plains Drifter 4K UHD

• Malcolm X BD

• Mystery Men 4K UHD

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1990) Criterion (BEAVER Blu-ray COMPARISON)

The Manchurian Candidate [4K UHD Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1962) Kino (BEAVER Blu-ray REVIEW)

Rio Bravo [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1959) Allied Vaughn

The Wicker Man [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Robin Hardy, 1973) Studiocanal UK (BEAVER Blu-ray COMPARISON)

Blood Money: Four Western Classics Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] - $10,000 Blood Money, Vengeance is Mine, Find a Place to Die, Matalo! (Kill Him) - Arrow UK

Commedia all'italiana: Three Films by Dino Risi [Blu-ray] (Il Sorpasso, Il Mattatore and Il Vedovo) - RB UK Radiance Films

Bo Widerberg’s New Swedish Cinema [Blu-ray] (The Baby Carriage/Raven’s End/Elvira Madigan/Εdalen 31) Criterion

To Live and Die in L.A. [4K UHD Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1985) Kino (BEAVER Blu-ray COMPARISON)

Angel Face [Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1952) Warner Archive

Targets [Blu-ray] (Peter Bogdanovich, 1968) BFI (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Laurel & Hardy: Year One [Blu-ray] The Newly Restored 1927 Silents - Flicker Alley

Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart [Blu-ray] (Wayne Wang, 1985) Criterion

Human Desire [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1954) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Force of Evil [Blu-ray] (Abraham Polonsky, 1948) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Ruben Φstlund | A Curzon Collection [Blu-ray] (The Guitar Mongoloid, Involuntary, Play, Force Majeure, The Square, Triangle of Sadness) RB UK Curzon Film

Messiah of Evil [Blu-ray] (Willard Huyck / Gloria Katz, 1974) RB UK Radiance Films (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Drylongso [Blu-ray] (Cauleen Smith, 1998) Criterion

Ronin [4K UHD Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1998) Kino (BEAVER Blu-ray REVIEW)

Le mιpris [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1963) Studiocanal UK

Night Has a Thousand Eyes [Blu-ray] (John Farrow, 1948) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Old Man and the Sea [Blu-ray] (John Sturges / Fred Zinnemann, 1958) Warner Archive

Caged [Blu-ray] (John Cromwell, 1950) Warner Archive

The Damned Don't Cry [Blu-ray] (Vincent Sherman, 1950) Warner Archive

Hugo [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2011) Arrow US (BEAVER Blu-ray COMPARISON)

Upgrade [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Leigh Whannell, 2018) Shout! Factory (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XV [Blu-ray] - Man Afraid (1957), The Girl in the Kremlin (1957), The Tattered Dress (1957) - Kino

Gloria [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1980) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The War of the Worlds [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Byron Haskin, 1953) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mr. Wong Collection [Blu-ray] Mr. Wong, Detective (1938), The Mystery of Mr. Wong (1939), Mr. Wong in Chinatown (1939), The Fatal Hour (1940), Doomed to Die (1940) - Kino

52 Pick-Up [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1986) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Song of Songs [Blu-ray] (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Jet Pilot [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1957) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Prison Girls 3-D [Blu-ray] (Tom DeSimone, 1972) Kino

Terrifying Girls' High School: Animal Classmates [Blu-ray] (Masahiro Shimura, 1973) Discotek Media

A Dandy in Aspic [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann / Laurence Harvey, 1968) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Michael [Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1924) Kino

Thunderbolt [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1929) RB UK Indicator

The Spanish Dancer [Blu-ray] (Herbert Brenon, 1923) Kino

Gothic [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1986) RB UK BFI

The Anderson Tapes [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1971) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Dead Heat on a Merry-Go-Round [Blu-ray] (Bernard Girard, 1966) Kino

The Secret of Santa Vittoria [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1969) Sandpiper Pictures (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Partie de Campagne aka "A Day in the Country" [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1946) RB UK BFI (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Flesh and Blood Show - The Horror Films of Pete Walker [Blu-ray] (7 Films) - Die Screaming, Marianne (1971), The Flesh and Blood Show (1972), House of Whipcord (1974), Frightmare (1974), House of Mortal Sin (1976) Schizo (1977) and The Comeback (1978) - RB UK 88 Films

You'll Like My Mother [Blu-ray] (Lamont Johnson, 1972) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Ranown Westerns: Five Films Directed by Budd Boetticher [4K UHD Blu-ray] [The Tall T/Decision at Sundown/Buchanan Rides Alone/Ride Lonesome/Comanche Station] Criterion

After Hours [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1985) Criterion

After Hours [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1985) Criterion

Breathless [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) Criterion

Bruce Lee at Golden Harvest Limited Edition [4K UHD Blu-ray] (The Big Boss, Fist of Fury, The Way of the Dragon and Game of Death) Arrow UK

One False Move [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Carl Franklin, 1992) Criterion

The Watermelon Woman [Blu-ray] (Cheryl Dunye, 1996) Criterion

Cold Eyes of Fear [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971) Indicator UK

Cold Eyes of Fear [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971) Indicator US

Black Magic Rites [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Renato Polselli, 1972) Indicator UK

Black Magic Rites [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Renato Polselli, 1972) Indicator US

Inland Empire [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 2006) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fists in the Pocket [Blu-ray] (Marco Bellocchio, 1965) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Millennium Mambo [Blu-ray] (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 2001) Metrograph Pictures

Shaw Brothers Classics, Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] (The Assassin / The Thundering Sword / The Golden Swallow / The Jade Raksha / The Bells of Death / The Sword of Swords / Killer Darts / The Invincible Fist / Dragon Swamp / The Flying Dagger / The Golden Sword) Shout! Factory

Thieves Like Us [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1974) Radiance UK (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Foolish Wives [Blu-ray] (Erich von Stroheim, 1922) Flicker Alley (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

May 29th, 2023

 

 

American Flyers [Blu-ray] (John Badham, 1985) Warner Archive UK

Badge 373 [Blu-ray] (Howard W. Koch, 1973) RB UK Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Boy with Green Hair [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1948) Warner Archive

Burning Paradise [Blu-ray] (Ringo Lam, 1994) RB UK Eureka

Close [Blu-ray] (Lukas Dhont, 2022) RB UK MUBI

The Courtship of Eddie's Father [Blu-ray] (Vincente Minnelli, 1963) Warner Archive

Danza Macabra - Volume 1: The Italian Gothic Collection [Blu-ray] (The Monster of the Opera, The Seventh Grave, Scream of the Demon Lover, and Lady Frankenstein) Severin Films (BEAVER REVIEW)
Drowning by Numbers [4K UHD
Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 1988) Severin Films (BEAVER REVIEW)
Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema XIV [
Blu-ray] (Undercover Girl, One Way Street, Appointment With a Shadow) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Five Corners [Blu-ray] (Tony Bill, 1987) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

The Ghost Ship / Bedlam [Blu-ray] - Warner Archive UK

Golgo 13 [Blu-ray] (Jun'ya Satτ, 1973) Discotek Media

The Haunting [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jan de Bont, 1999) Shout! Factory

Hey There, It's Yogi Bear [Blu-ray] (Joseph Barbera / William Hanna, 1964) Warner Archive

Joy House [Blu-ray] (Renι Clιment, 1964) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

King Solomon's Mines [Blu-ray] (Compton Bennett / Andrew Marton, 1950) Warner Archive

The Last Starfighter [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Nick Castle, 1984) Arrow US (BEAVER Blu-ray REVIEW)

The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne [Blu-ray] (Jack Clayton, 1987) RB UK Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

Looney Tunes Collector’s Choice Volume 1 [Blu-ray] - Warner Archive

Mad Heidi [Blu-ray] (Johannes Hartmann, Sandro Klopfstein, 2022) Umbrella Ent.

The Morning After [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1986) Shout! Factory

The Night of the Hunter [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Charles Laughton, 1955) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Nutty Professor [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jerry Lewis, 1963) Paramount US

The Nutty Professor [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jerry Lewis, 1963) Paramount UK

The People Under the Stairs [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1991) Shout! Factory (BEAVER Blu-ray REVIEW)

The Pillow Book [Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 1996) Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)
Queen Christina [
Blu-ray] (Rouben Mamoulian, 1933) - Warner Archive

Rain Man [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Barry Levinson, 1988) Mvd Marquee Collection

The Rules of the Game [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1939) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Someone to Watch Over Me [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1987) RB UK Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

Take a Girl Like You [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Miller, 1970) RB0 Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

Thelma & Louise [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1991) Criterion
Thelma & Louise [4K UHD
Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1991) Criterion

Town on Trial [Blu-ray] (John Guillermin, 1957) R0 UK Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

Track 29 [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1988) RB UK Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

June 5th, 2023

 

 

Broker [Blu-ray] (Kore-eda Hirokazu, 2022) RB UK Picture House Entertainment

Bus Riley's Back in Town [Blu-ray] (Harvey Hart, 1965) Imprint

The Changeling [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Peter Medak, 1980) Second Sight Films UK
The Fabelmans [4K UHD
Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2022) Universal UK

A Fistful of Dollars [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1964) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)
For a Few Dollars More [
Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1965) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Great Gatsby [Blu-ray] (Elliott Nugent, 1949) Imprint
The Long Voyage Home [
Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1940) Imprint

Reservoir Dogs [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino, 1992) Via Vision

ROBOCOP: The Complete 1994 TV Series [Blu-ray] - RB UK Screenbound Pictures Ltd

The Rules of the Game [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1939) Criterion
The Spiral Road [
Blu-ray] (Robert Mulligan, 1962) Imprint
The Strangler [
Blu-ray] (Burt Topper, 1964) Shout! Factory
Uptight [
Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1968) Imprint

Wish You Were Here [Blu-ray] (David Leland, 1987) RB UK Film 4

Wolf Creek - Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray] (Greg McLean, 2005) Via Vision

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