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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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September 1st, 2014

 

 

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Blu-ray] (Marc Webb, 2014) RB UK Sony Pictures

The Big Heat Deluxe Edition with book [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1953) RB FR Warner

The Bride of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1935) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Creature from the Black Lagoon [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1954) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Dracula [Blu-ray] (Tod Browning, 1931) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Four Feathers [Blu-ray] (Zoltan Korda, 1939) RB UK Network

Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1931) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Invisible Man [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1933) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mummy [Blu-ray] (Karl Freund, 1932) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Night Moves [Blu-ray] (Kelly Reichardt, 2013) New Video Group

The People Under the Stairs [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1991) Universal

Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Arthur Lubin, 1943) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Richard III [Blu-ray] (Laurence Olivier , 1955) RB UK Network

White Noise [Blu-ray] (Geoffrey Sax , 2005) Universal Studios

The Wolf Man [Blu-ray] (George Waggner, 1941) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

September 8th, 2014

 

 

A 1,000 Times Good Night [Blu-ray] (Erik Poppe, 2013) RB UK Arrow Films

Across 110th Street [Blu-ray] (Barry Shear, 1972) Kino

Blanche [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1972) RB UK Arrow Academy

Cotton Comes to Harlem [Blu-ray] (Ossie Davis, 1970) Kino

Das Boot - (TV Mini-Series) [Blu-ray] - EuroVideo

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1966) Kino

Goto, Island of Love [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1969) RB UK Arrow

The Great Race [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1965) Warner Archive

Hangmen Also Die! [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1943) Cohen

The Hornet's Nest [Blu-ray] (David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, 2014) High Road

Ida [Blu-ray] (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013) Music Box Films

Immoral Tales [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1974) RB UK Arrow

Juggernaut [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1974) Kino

Lesson of the Evil [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2012) RB UK Third Window Films

Mr. and Mrs. Kabal's Theatre [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1967) RB UK Arrow Academy

Nebraska [Blu-ray] (Alexander Payne, 2013) Paramount

Pumpkinhead [Blu-ray] (Stan Winston, 1988) Shout! Factory

Seizure [Blu-ray] (Oliver Stone, 1974) Scorpion Releasing

The Slave [Blu-ray] (Festa Campanile, 1969) Mondo Macabro

The Sopranos - Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] - UK Warner

Walerian Borowczyk Short Films and Animation [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow Academy

Words and Pictures [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 2013) Lions Gate

 

September 15th, 2014

 

 

Avalanche [Blu-ray] (Corey Allen, 1978) Kino

The Battery [Blu-ray] (Jeremy Gardner, 2012) Shout! Factory

Bed and Board [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1970) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Big Operator [Blu-ray] (Charles F. Haas, 1959) Olive Films

Brute Force [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1947) RB UK Arrow Academy

The 'Burbs [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1989) RB UK Arrow
The 'Burbs [
Blu-ray] Steelbook (Joe Dante, 1989) RB UK Arrow

Burt's Buzz [Blu-ray] (Jody Shapiro, 2013) Kino

Congo [Blu-ray] (Frank Marshall, 1995) Paramount

Dreamcatcher [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 2003) Warner

Eraserhead [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1977) Criterion

Faust [Blu-ray] (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2011) Kino

Fright Night [Blu-ray] (Tom Holland, 1985) RB DE Sony

The Gang's All Here [Blu-ray] (Busby Berkeley, 1943) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Ghostbusters (4K-Mastered) [Blu-ray] (Ivan Reitman, 1984) Sony

The Great Train Robbery [Blu-ray] (Michael Crichton, 1978) Kino

The Jester's Tale (Karel Zeman, 1964) R2 UK Second Run

Le jour se lève [Blu-ray] (Marcel Carné, 1939) RB UK Studiocanal

Killer Klowns from Outer Space [Blu-ray] (Stephen Chiodo, 1988) RB UK Arrow

Killer Klowns from Outer Space Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Stephen Chiodo, 1988) RB UK Arrow

The Medusa Touch [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1978) RB UK Network

Meteor [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1979) Kino

The Nutty Professor [Blu-ray] (Jerry Lewis, 1963) Paramount Pictures

Only Lovers Left Alive [Blu-ray] (Jim Jarmusch, 2013) RB UK Soda Pictures

The Party [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1968) Kino Lorber

Salvatore Giuliano [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1962) RB UK Arrow

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1974) Dark Sky Films

Tom at the Farm [Blu-ray] (Xavier Dolan, 2013) RB UK Network

A Touch of Sin [Blu-ray] (Zhangke Jia, 2013) RB UK 88 Films

The Two Faces of January [Blu-ray] (Hossein Amini, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

 

 

September 22nd, 2014

 

 

A Farewell To Arms [Blu-ray] (Frank Borzage, 1932) RB UK BFI

Bloody Mama [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, 1970) Kino

Distant Drums [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1951) Olive Films

Elmer Gantry [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1960) Kino Lorber

Eyes Without a Face [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1960) RB UK BFI

Flesh + Blood [Blu-ray] (Paul Verhoeven, 1985) Kino Lorber

Goldfinger Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1964) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Halloween: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the , Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II) Anchor Bay

Halloween: The Complete Collection Limited Deluxe Edition [Blu-ray] (Halloween, Halloween II, Halloween III: Season of the , Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Halloween H20, Halloween: Resurrection, Rob Zombie's Halloween and Halloween II) Anchor Bay

The Innocents [Blu-ray] (Jack Clayton, 1961) Criterion

The Island of Dr. Moreau [Blu-ray] (Don Taylor, 1977) RB UK 101 Films

Invaders from Mars [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1986) RB DE Koch Media

The Island of Dr. Moreau [Blu-ray] (Don Taylor, 1977) RB UK 101 Films

The Last of the Unjust [Blu-ray] (Claude Lanzmann, 2013) Cohen

Macbeth [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1971) Criterion

Madame DuBarry [Blu-ray] (Ernst Lubitsch, 1919) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Night of the Comet [Blu-ray] (Thom Eberhardt, 1984) RB UK Arrow Films

Red Shift (John Mackenzie, 1978) R2 UK BFI

Run Silent Run Deep [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise. 1958) Kino

Sgt. Bilko - The Phil Silvers Show - Complete Collection (20 disc set) - R2 UK Mediumrare

The Shout [Blu-ray] (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978) RB UK Network

South of St. Louis [Blu-ray] (Ray Enright, 1949) Olive Films

Stray Cat Rock: The Collection [Blu-ray] (Delinquent Girl, Boss, Wild Jumbo, Sex Hunter, Machine Animal, Beat 71) RB UK Arrow

Taras Bulba [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1962) Kino

The Young Savages [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1961) Kino

 

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