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• Newman's Law BD

• The Groundstar Conspiracy BD

• P.J. BD

• The Face at the Window BD

• Test Tube Babies / Guilty Parents BD

• Eve BD

• I, Monster BD

• Curse of the Undead BD

• A Place in the Sun BD

• Rawhead Rex BD

• Pocketful of Miracles BD

• Mademoiselle BD

• Made in Hong Kong BD

• Fury of the Wolfman BD

• Parasite (Criterion added) BD

• Love Me Tonight BD

• The Hit (Criterion added) BD

• The Gunfighter (Criterion added) BD

• Lord Love a Duck BD

• Ring of Spies BD

• When  Worlds Collide BD

• The Deep BD

• Maroc 7 BD

• Psycho 4K UHD

• The Art of Love BD

• The Birds 4K UHD

• The Ghost Breakers BD

• The Man in Grey BD

• Rear Window 4K UHD

• Vertigo 4K UHD

• Bottoms Up BD

• Vitalina Varela BD

• The Cat and the Canary BD

• The Beast Must Die (Severin added) BD

• The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection 4K UHD

• Piranha II: The Spawning BD

• Five Graves to Cairo (Kino added) BD

• Keep it Up Downstairs BD

• The Arsenal Stadium Mystery BD

• Invasion BD

• The Naked City BD

• Brute Force BD

• Spawn of the North BD

• Disputed Passage BD

• Gemini BD

• The Grey Fox BD

• The House By the Cemetery 4K UHD

• Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. BD

• Dr. Who and the Daleks BD

• The Lady Kills / Pervertissima BD

• Universal Horror Collection: Volume 6 BD

• Evil Under the Sun BD

• Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 3 BD

• The Raging Moon BD

• The Mirror Crack'd BD

• Britannia Hospital BD

• Death on the Nile BD

• Trick Baby BD

• Black Gravel BD

• Conquest BD

• Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell BD

• Pierrot le Fou BD

• Christ Stopped at Eboli BD

• The City Without Jews BD

• The Elephant Man (Criterion) BD

• Beau Travail BD

• There's Always Tomorrow BD

• All I Desire BD

• The Reginald Denny Collection BD

• Black Rainbow BD

• Equus BD

• The Man Who Laughs BD

• Breezy BD

• The Balcony BD

• Raid on Rommel BD

• Red Ball Express BD

• Tenderness BD

• She Should Have Said No / The Devil's Sleep BD

• The Fearless Hyena BD

• Soldier Blue BD

• The Sign of the Cross BD

• Wake Island BD

• The Projected Man BD

• Town Bloody Hall BD

• Why Don't You Just Die BD

• Story of a Love Affair BD

• Backlash BD

• Carole Lombard Collection BD

• Audie Murphy Collection BD

• Spartacus 4K UHD

• The Tenant BD

• The Good Die Young BD

• Tormented DVD

• Games BD

• Diva BD

• The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum BD

• Jaws 4K UHD

• The Mysterious Island (1929) DVD

• The Comfort of Strangers BD

• Mr. Vampire BD

• Toni BD

• The Wind BD

• Pandora and the Flying Dutchman BD

• Kiss of the Vampire BD

• Colonel Redl BD

• Three Edgar Allan Poe Adaptations Starring Bela Lugosi BD

• The World in His Arms BD

• One Sings, the Other Doesn't BD

• Bacurau BD

• Confidence BD

• Deanna Durbin Collection 1 BD

• Hair BD

• America As Seen By A Frenchman BD

• The Paleface BD

• Slave of the Cannibal God BD

• Son of Ali Baba BD

• Elvira: Mistress of the Dark BD

• Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves BD

• Force 10 From Navarone BD

• Mephisto BD

• Arabian Nights BD

• Buccaneer's Girl BD

• Jungle Holocaust BD

• 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea BD

• The Mad Fox BD

• Inferno of Torture BD

• The System BD

• Walkabout BD

• Britannia Hospital BD

• Mδdchen in Uniform BD

• Six Bridges to Cross BD

• An Act of Murder BD

• The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea BD

• Calcutta BD

• They Came From Beyond Space BD

• Murder By Decree BD

• Abandoned BD

• The Sleeping City BD

• The Flesh and the Fiends BD

• The Day the Earth Caught Fire BD

• Kiss the Blood Off My Hands BD

• Distant Journey BD

• Bruce Lee: His Greatest Hits BD

 

Comparisons

 

• Rawhead Rex BD

• Pocketful of Miracles BD

• Parasite (Criterion added) BD

• Love Me Tonight BD

• The Hit (Criterion added) BD

• The Gunfighter (Criterion added) BD

• The Deep BD

• The Man in Grey BD

• The Beast Must Die (Severin added) BD

• Piranha II: The Spawning BD

• Five Graves to Cairo BD

• The Naked City BD

• Brute Force BD

• Disputed Passage BD

• Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. BD

• Dr. Who and the Daleks BD

• Britannia Hospital BD

• Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell BD

• Pierrot le Fou BD

• The Elephant Man (Criterion) BD

• Beau Travail BD

• There's Always Tomorrow BD

• All I Desire BD

• Equus BD

• Five Graves to Cairo BD

• The Man Who Laughs BD

• Soldier Blue BD

• The Sign of the Cross BD

• Story of a Love Affair BD

• Backlash BD

• The Tenant BD

• Diva BD

• The Comfort of Strangers BD

• Mr. Vampire BD

• Toni BD

• The Wind BD

• Pandora and the Flying Dutchman BD

• Kiss of the Vampire BD

• The World in His Arms BD

• One Sings, the Other Doesn't BD

• Confidence BD

• Hair BD

• Slave of the Cannibal God BD

• Elvira: Mistress of the Dark BD

• Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves BD

Mouchette [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1967) Criterion (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Crash [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1996) Criterion

Amores Perros [Blu-ray] (Alejandro G. Iραrritu, 2000) Criterion (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Sergeant York [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1941) Warner Archive

Survivor Ballads: Three Films by Shohei Imamura [Blu-ray] - The Ballad of Narayama (1983), Zegen (1987) and Black Rain (1989) - Arrow US

Picnic [Blu-ray] (Joshua Logan, 1955) Sony (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

A Night in Casablanca [Blu-ray] (Archie Mayo, 1946) Classicflix

Devil in a Blue Dress [Blu-ray] (Carl Franklin, 1995) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1976) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Road Games [Blu-ray] (Richard Franklin, 1981) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Two Takes by William Greaves [Blu-ray] - Criterion

A Rainy Day in New York [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 2019) Mpi Home Video

Diary of a Mad Housewife [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, 1970) Kino

They Live [4K UHD Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1988) Shout! Factory (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Jonathan Livingston Seagull [Blu-ray] (Hall Bartlett, 1973) Imprint

Popeye [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1980) Paramount

Beyond the Door [Blu-ray] (Ovidio G. Assonitis, Robert Barrett, 1974) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] - Kino Lorber

A Soldier's Story [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1984) RB UK Indicator (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Beeswax [Blu-ray] (Andrew Bujalski, 2009) Cinema Guild

Essential Film Noir: Collection 1 [Blu-ray] Framed (1947), Alias Nick Beal (1949), Detective Story (1951) and The Garment Jungle (1957) - Imprint

Hard Eight [Blu-ray] (Paul Thomas Anderson, 1996) Imprint

Crash [4K UHD Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1996) Arrow Video UK

King of New York [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1990) Arrow

Hammer Films - Ultimate Collection [Blu-ray] - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), The Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (1963), These Are The Damned (1962), The Old Dark House (1963), The Gorgon (1964), The Snorkel (1958), Maniac (1963), Die! Die! My Darling (1965), Scream of Fear (1961), Stop Me Before I Kill! (1961), Never Take Candy From A Stranger (1960), Cash On Demand (1961), The Stranglers of Bombay (1960), The Terror of the Tongs (1961), The Pirates of Blood River (1962), The Devil-Ship Pirates (1964), The Camp on Blood Island (1958), Yesterday's Enemy (1959), and Creatures the World Forgot (1971) - Mill Creek

The Day of the Locust [Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1975) Imprint

Yield to the Night (aka 'Blonde Sinner') [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1956) RB UK StudioCanal

The Lost Weekend [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1945) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Dragnet [Blu-ray] (Jack Webb, 1954) Kino

Mad Max [4K UHD Blu-ray] (George Miller, 1979) Kino

The Beguiled [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1971) Kino

The Jewish Soul: Classics of Yiddish Cinema [Blu-ray] (The Dybbuk, Mir Kumen on, American matchmaker, Overtires to Glory, Tevya, The Yiddish King Lear, Her Second Mother, Moteal the Operator, Eli Eli, Three Daughters) Kino Lorber

Ghost Hunting [Blu-ray] (Raed Andoni, 2017) RB UK Second Run

The Flintstones: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Warner Brothers

Rita Hayworth - Ultimate Collection [Blu-ray] - Music in My Heart(1940), You'll Never Get Rich (1941), Tonight and Every Night (1945), Down To Earth (1947), The Lady from Shanghai (1948), The Loves of Carmen (1948), Affair in Trinidad (1952), Salome (1953), Miss Sadie Thompson (1954), Fire Down Below (1957), Pal Joey (1957) and They Came to Cordura (1959) - Millcreek

Total Recall [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) Artisan / Lionsgate

Circus of Horrors [Blu-ray] (Sidney Hayers, 1960) RB UK StudioCanal (BEAVER REVIEW)

American Horror Project Vol 1 [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

American Horror Project Vol 2 [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection [Blu-ray] (Theatre de Monsieur et Madame Kabal, Goto, lsland of Love, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bκte) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Four Film Noir Classics [Blu-ray] - The Dark Mirror (1946), Secret Beyond the Door (1947), Force of Evil (1948), and The Big Combo (1955) - RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray] - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray] - Arrow Video UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Polytechnique [Blu-ray] (Denis Villeneuve, 2009) RB UK BFI (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Witches: Ultimate Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1990) UK Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Love & Death: The Films of Jφrg Buttgereit [Blu-ray] (Nekromantik, Der Todesking, Nekromantik 2 and Schramm) RB UK

Gemini [Blu-ray] (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 1999) RB UK Third Window (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Ulysses [Blu-ray] (Mario Camerini, 1954) Kino

Seven Women for Satan [Blu-ray] (Michel Lemoine, 1976) Mondo Macabro

So Sweet, So Dead [Blu-ray] (Roberto Bianchi Montero, 1972) Code Red

Waxworks [Blu-ray] (Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni, 1924) Flicker Alley

Silent Running [Blu-ray] (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) Arrow US (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wonders of Aladdin [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, Henry Levin, 1961) Kino

Columbia Noir #1 [Blu-ray] (Escape in the Fog, The Undercover Man, The Garment Jungle, Drive a Crooked Road, 5 Against the House and The Lineup) RB UK Indicator

The Irishman [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2019) Criterion

The Irishman [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2019) RB UK Criterion

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai [Blu-ray] (Jim Jarmusch, 1999) Criterion

Moonstruck [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1987) Criterion

Girlfriends [Blu-ray] (Claudia Weill, 1978) Criterion

Waxworks [Blu-ray] (Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni, 1924) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Ishiro Honda Double Feature: The H-Man & Battle in Outer Space [Blu-ray] - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Mothra [Blu-ray] (Ishirτ Honda,1961) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Full Metal Jacket [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) Warner US

Kubrick 3-Film Collection [4K UHD Blu-ray] (The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jackaet) Warner

The Sheltering Sky [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1990) Arrow Academy

4-Film Collection: Film Noir [Blu-ray] (Murder, My Sweet, Out of the Past, The Set-up and Gun Crazy) Warner Archive

The Reckless Moment [Blu-ray] (Max Ophόls, 1949) Region FREE UK  Indicator (BEAVER REVIEW)

September 21st, 2020

 

 

 

After the Fox [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1966) RB UK BFI

The Art of Love [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1965) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bitter Tea of General Yen [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1932) Sony Mod (BEAVER REVIEW)

Christ Stopped at Eboli [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1979) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Crow [Blu-ray] (Alex Proyas, 1994) Miramax (BEAVER REVIEW)

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood [Blu-ray] (Paris Barclay, 1996) Miramax

Four Film Noir Classics [Blu-ray] - The Dark Mirror (1946), Secret Beyond the Door (1947), Force of Evil (1948), and The Big Combo (1955) - RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Full Metal Jacket [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) Warner US

Full Metal Jacket [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) Warner UK

Full Metal Jacket [4K UHD Blu-ray] Jacket Ultimate Collector's Edition (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) Warner UK

Goodfellas: 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1990) Warner Bros UK

Hero [Blu-ray] (Yimou Zhang, 2002) Miramax (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kubrick 3-Film Collection [4K UHD Blu-ray] (The Shining, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Full Metal Jacket) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Libertine [Blu-ray] (Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1968) RB UK Nucleus Films

Lord Love a Duck [Blu-ray] (George Axelrod, 1966) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Made in Hong Kong [Blu-ray] (Fruit Chan, 1997) RB UK Eureka Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mademoiselle [Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1966) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Masque of the Red Death [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, 1964) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Never Steal Anything Small [Blu-ray] (Charles Lederer, 1959) Kino

The Passenger [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1975) Sony Mod (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Pocketful of Miracles [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1961) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ring of Spies [Blu-ray] (Robert Tronson, 1964) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Vincent Price Collection [Blu-ray] - The Fall of House of Usher a.k.a House of Usher (1960), The Pit and the Pendulum (1961), The Haunted Palace (1963), The Masque of the Red Death (1964), Witchfinder General (1968) and The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Whiplash [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2014) Sony

September 28th, 2020

 

 

Alphabet City [Blu-ray] (Amos Poe, 1984) Fun City Editions

Beau Travail [Blu-ray] (Claire Denis, 1999) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Blumhouse of Horrors 10-Movie Collection [Blu-ray] (Get Out, The Purge, Ouija, Split, The Visit, Unfriended, Truth or Dare, The Boy Next Door, Happy Death Day and Ma) - Universal Pictures

The Caller [Blu-ray] (Arthur Allan Seidelman, 1987) Vinegar Syndrome

Chinese Hercules [Blu-ray] (Ta Huang, 1973) + Bruce's Ninja Secret (Joseph Velasco, 1988) Dark Force Entertainment

Conquest [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1983) Code Red (BEAVER REVIEW)

Crackers [Blu-ray] (Louis Malle, 1984) Kino

Cruel Jaws [Blu-ray] (Bruno Mattei, 1995) Severin

Death on the Nile [Blu-ray] (Andy Wilson, 2004) Acorn Media

Death Race 2 [Blu-ray] (Roel Reinι, 2010) Universal

Death Rage [Blu-ray] (Antonio Margheriti, 1976) Dark Force Entertainment

The Elephant Man [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1980) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Escape from New York [4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook] (John Carpenter, 1981) RB Studiocanal

Five Graves to Cairo [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1943) Kino (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

Focus Features 10-Movie Spotlight Collection [Blu-ray] (Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Pride & Prejudice, Brokeback Mountain, Atonement, Burn After Reading, Moonrise Kingdom, The Theory of Everything, On the Basis of Sex and Harriet) Universal Pictures

The Fog [4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook] (John Carpenter, 1980) RB Studiocanal

Genesis II (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1973) / Planet Earth [Blu-ray] (Marc Daniels, 1974) - Warner Archive

Ghost Hunting [Blu-ray] (Raed Andoni, 2017) RB UK Second Run

Ghost Ship [Blu-ray] (Steve Beck, 2002) Shout! Factory

Gotcha! [Blu-ray] (Jeff Kanew, 1985) Kino

Havana [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1990) Kino

Love Me Tonight [Blu-ray] (Rouben Mamoulian, 1932) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Maroc 7 [Blu-ray] (Gerry O'Hara, 1967) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Martin Scorsese's World Cinema Project No. 3 [Blu-ray] (Lucνa - 1968, After the Curfew - 1954, Pixote - 1981, Dos monjes - 1934, Soleil Τ - 1970, Downpour -1972) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Massacre in Dinosaur Valley [Blu-ray] (Michele Massimo Tarantini, 1985) Severin (ALT-BEAVER REVIEW)

The Master [Blu-ray] (Hark Tsui, 1992) RB UK 88 Films

Memphis Belle [Blu-ray] (Michael Caton-Jones, 1990) Warner Archive

The Milagro Beanfield War [Blu-ray] (Robert Redford, 1988) Kino

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life [Blu-ray] (Terry Jones, Terry Gilliam, 1983) RB UK

Prince of Darkness [4K UHD Blu-ray Steelbook] (John Carpenter, 1987) UK Studiocanal

Sometimes Aunt Martha Does Dreadful Things [Blu-ray] (Thomas Casey, 1971) AGFA
They Live [4K UHD
Blu-ray Steelbook] (John Carpenter, 1988) RB Studiocanal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trick Baby [Blu-ray] (Larry Yust, 1972) Scorpion Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)
Universal 10-Film Action Collection [
Blu-ray] (American Made, Atomic Blonde, Battleship, The Bourne Identity, Doom, Green Zone, Kick-Ass 2, The Man with the Iron Fists, Smokin' Aces and Wanted) - Universal Pictures
Universal 10-Film Sci-Fi Collection [
Blu-ray] (12 Monkeys, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, Lucy, Oblivion, Pacific Rim Uprising, Pitch Black, Repo Men, Serenity, Seventh Son and Waterworld) - Universal Pictures

Whiplash [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2014) Sony UK

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