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ESSENTIAL DVDS  (in alphabetical order)

 

 Film/DVD Title

 

 

 

2001: A Space Odyssey 

directed by Stanley Kubrick

Distributor  

Warner - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Available individually or in Kubrick Box Set!
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The Alfred Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection 

directed by Alfred Hitchcock

Distributor  

Universal - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status
Available at Amazon.com
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L'Avventura 

directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Distributor  

Criterion Collection Spine #98 - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status
Available at Amazon.com

Comparisons/Reviews 

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Bicycle Thieves 

directed by Vittorio De Sica

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
AVAILABLE at Amazon.com
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The Best Years of Our Lives 

directed by William Wyler

Distributor  

HBO - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Out of Print! Try HERE
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Black Narcissus 

directed by Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger

Distributor  

Warner Home Vidéo - Region 2 - PAL

Status
Available from Amazon France
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Trois couleurs: Bleu 

directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Distributor  

Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL

Status
Available from Amazon.UK
Comparisons/Reviews      CLICK HERE  and HERE (note: Final Greek Chorus translated!)

 

   

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Children of Paradise 

directed by Marcel Carné

Distributor  

Criterion Collection # 141 - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Available at Amazon

Comparisons/Reviews     

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City Lights 

directed by Charles Chaplin

Distributor  

Image Entertainment - Region 0 - NTSC 

Status
Out of Print Try HERE!
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The Decalogue 

directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski

Distributor  

Warner (Poland) - Region 2 - PAL . 

Status
Available from ISDVD.pl

Comparisons/Reviews     

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L'Eclisse 

directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC 

Status
Available from Amazon.com

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Eric Rohmer's Six Moral Tales 

directed by Eric Rohmer

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1- NTSC

Status
Available from Amazon.com

Comparisons/Reviews     

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The Gospel According to St. Matthew 

directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini

Distributor  

Tartan - Region 2 - PAL . 

Status
Available from Amazon.uk

Comparisons/Reviews     

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Hou Hsiao-Hsien Limited Edition Boxset ( 83' - 86' )

directed by Hou Hsio-Hsien

Distributor  

Sinomovie - Region 0 - NTSC 

Status
Limited to 3000 - available at YesAsia.com

Comparisons/Reviews      

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I Fidanzati 

directed by Ermanno Olmi

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 0 - NTSC 

Status
Double set- at Amazon.com

Comparisons/Reviews      

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In The Mood For Love 

directed by Wong Kar-wai

Distributor  

TF1 Vidéo / Océan Films - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Double set- at Amazon.fr

Comparisons/Reviews      

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It's a Wonderful Life 

directed by Frank Capra

Distributor  

Republic Studious - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Out of Print - Try HERE!
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Late Spring 

directed by Yasujiro Ozu

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status
Available at Amazon.com
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Magnolia 

directed by Paul Thomas Anderson

Distributor  

New Line Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status
Available at Amazon.com
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Metropolis 

directed by Fritz Lang

Distributor  

Eureka (MoC # 8) - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Available as of January 2005 at Amazon.UK

Comparisons/Reviews     

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Mirror (Zerkalo) 

directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Distributor  

Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Available -make sure you get the optional mono soundtrack! CLICK HERE

Comparisons/Reviews     

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Mouchette 

directed by Robert Bresson

Distributor  

Criterion Collection # 363 - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Available from Amazon HERE
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Ordet 

directed by Carl Th. Dryer

Distributor  

Criterion Collection # 126 - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Part of Carl Th. Dryer Boxset - available HERE
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The Passion of Joan of Arc 

directed by Carl Th. Dryer

Distributor  

Criterion Collection # 62 - Region 1 - NTSC  

Status
Available at Amazon
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Pickpocket 

directed by Robert Bresson

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Available at Amazon

Comparison HERE

 
     

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Rosetta (with La Promesse) 

directed by Dardenne Brothers

Distributor  

Artificial Eye - Region 2 - PAL . 

Status
Available at Amazon.co.uk

Comparisons/Reviews 

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Le Samourai 

directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC 

Status
Available at Amazon
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The Scent of Green Papaya (includes 'Cyclo') 

directed by Anh Hung Tran

Distributor  

Arte - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Available at Amazon.fr

Comparisons/Reviews     

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Seven Samurai

directed by Akira Kurosawa

Distributor  

Criterion (REISSUE 3-disc) - Region 1- NTSC

Status
Available at Amazon

Comparisons/Reviews     

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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg 

directed by Jacques Demy

Distributor  

France Video Distribution LE - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Single Disc -Out of Print!, Double set- at Amazon.fr

Comparisons/Reviews     

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Ugetsu Monogatori 

directed by Kenji Mizoguchi

Distributor  

Criterion - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status   NOTE: New MGM-SE has out of sync audio
Available at Amazon HERE!
Comparison  CLICK HERE
     

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West Side Story 

directed by Robert Wise

Distributor  

MGM - Region 1 - NTSC . 

Status   NOTE: New MGM-SE has out of sync audio
Out of Print! Try HERE!
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The Wind Will Carry Us 

directed by Abbas Kiarostami

Distributor  

MK2 - Region 2 - PAL . 

Status
Available at Amazon.fr
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Winter Light 

directed by Ingmar Bergman

Distributor  

Tartan Home Video (UK) - Region 2 - PAL 

Status
Available at Amazon.UK
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Woman in the Dunes 

directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Distributor  

BFI - Region 2 - PAL . 

Status
Available at Amazon.UK

Comparisons/Reviews     

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FUTURE WEEK'S DVD and Blu-ray RELEASES

(July 21st - August 11th, 2014)

 

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July 21st, 2014

 

 

 

L'assassino [Blu-ray] (Elio Petri, 1965) RB UK Arrow Academy (BEAVER REVIEW)

Destroy All Monsters [Blu-ray] (Ishirô Honda, 1968) Tokyo Shock

The Essential Jacques Demy [Blu-ray] ( Lola, 1961 - Bay of Angels, 1963 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 - The Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967 - Donkey Skin, 1970, Une chambre en ville - 1982) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Forever Female [Blu-ray] (Irving Rapper, 1953) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ginger Snaps [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, 2000) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Glenn Miller Story [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1954) RB DE Koch Media

A Hard Day's Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1964) RB UK Second Sight

Insomnia [Blu-ray] (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 1997) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection [Blu-ray] (Trafic, Parade, Playtime, Mon Oncle, Les Vacances De M. Hulot and Jour de Fete) RB UK Studio Canal

Last Action Hero [Blu-ray] (John McTiernan, 1993) Mill Creek

The Last Horror Film [Blu-ray] (David Winters, 1982) RB UK 88 Films

Love in the City [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953) Raro  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Other Love [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1947) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1962) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1970) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sabata [Blu-ray] (Gianfranco Parolini, 1969) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sabotage [Blu-ray] (David Ayer, 2014) Universal Studios

The Scalphunters [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1968) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shogun [Blu-ray] (TV Mini-Series, 1980) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2002) Palisades/Tartan (BEAVER REVIEW)

Too Late Blues [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1961) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

The Wind Will Carry Us [Blu-ray] (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999) Cohen (BEAVER REVIEW)

Witness for the Prosecution [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1957) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

July 28th, 2014

 

 

The Beast [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975) RB UK Arrow

The Big Chill [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Branded to Kill [Blu-ray] (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Curtains [Blu-ray] (Richard Ciupka, 1983) Synapse Films

Duel at Diablo [Blu-ray] (Ralph Nelson, 1966) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Herzog: The Collection (Limited Edition - 13 discs) [Blu-ray] (Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land Of Silence And Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser, Heart Of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu The Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad Of Little Soldier, Where The Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons Of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs To Fly and My Best Fiend) - Shout! Factory

The Ipcress File [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1965) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jules and Jim [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] (Roland Joffé, 1984) RB UK Studio Canal

Marty [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1955) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Noah [Blu-ray] (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) Paramount

On My Way [Blu-ray] (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013) Koch

Paris Blues [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1961) Kino

The Quiller Memorandum [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1966) RB UK Network

Rapture [Blu-ray] (John Guillermin, 1965) RB UK Eureka Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Separate Tables [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1958) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Paramount

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Region FREE UK Paramount

Venus in Fur [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) 18-films including Aguirre, Wrath of God , The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Nosferatu, the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and more - RB UK BFI

 

August 4th, 2014

 

 

12 O'Clock Boys [Blu-ray] (Lotfy Nathan, 2013) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair [Blu-ray] (Guiseppe Ferrera, 2002) Raro Video USA

Black Narcissus [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947) RB UK Network

Bound [Blu-ray] (Wachowski Brothers, 1996) RB UK Arrow

Chaplin's Mutual Comedies [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Divergent [Blu-ray] (Neil Burger, 2014) Lionsgate

Futureworld [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1976) RB UK 101 Films

The Man Who Knew Too Little [Blu-ray] (Jon Amiel, 1997) Warner Home Video

The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Mark of the Devil [Blu-ray] (Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven, 1970) RB UK Arrow

Phantom of the Paradise [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1974) Shout! Factory

The Purple Plain [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1954) RB DE Pidax film media

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] [(Alan J. Pakula, 1982) RB UK ITV Studios

The War Around Us [Blu-ray] (Abdallah Omeish, 2014) MPI

Without Warning [Blu-ray] (Greydon Clark, 1980) Shout! Factory

 

August 11th, 2014

 

 

The 400 Blows [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1959) RB UK Artificial Eye

Black Angel [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2002) Cult Epics

Breakheart Pass [Blu-ray] (Tom Gries, 1975) Kino Lorber

The Children's Hour [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1961) Kino Lorber

Dancer in the Dark [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2000) RB DE Koch Media

Favourites of the Moon [Blu-ray] (Otar Iosseliani, 1984) Cohen

Independencia (Raya Martin, 2009) R2 UK Second Run

Locke [Blu-ray] (Steven Knight, 2013) Lions Gate

Love Streams [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1984) Criterion

Mr. Majestyk [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1974) Kino Lorber

Orphan Black [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, 2013) RB UK 2Entertain

Plenty [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 1985) RB UK Network

Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1974) RB UK Arrow Video

The Railway Man [Blu-ray]  (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) Starz / Anchor Bay

Ransom [Blu-ray] (Caspar Wrede, 1974) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shoot The Pianist [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1960) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Soft Skin [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1964) RB UK Artificial Eye

Swelter [Blu-ray] (Keith Parmer, 2014) Well Go USA

Tinto Brass: Maestro Of Erotica Cinema [Blu-ray] (Cheeky!, Black Angel, Private, Monamour) Cult Epics (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Unforgiven [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1960) Kino Lorber

We Won't Grow Old Together [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1972) Kino Classics

 

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