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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!
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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

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March 23rd, 2015

 

 

At War with the Army [Blu-ray] (Hal Walker, 1950) Kino Lorber

Best Seller [Blu-ray] (John Flynn, 1987) Olive Films

The Beyond [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) Grindhouse Releasing

Blind Woman's Curse [Blu-ray] (Teruo Ishii, 1970) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Chattahoochee [Blu-ray] (Mick Jackson, 1989) Olive Films

Convicts [Blu-ray] (Peter Masterson, 1991) Olive Films

Cover Up [Blu-ray] (Alfred E. Green, 1949) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The End of Violence [Blu-ray]  (Wim Wenders, 1997) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida [Blu-ray] (Errol Morris, 1978/1984) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gone with the Pope [Blu-ray] (Duke Mitchell, 2010) Grindhouse Releasing

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2014) Warner Home Video

The Hobbit Theatrical Trilogy 2D BD [Blu-ray] New Line Home Video

Into the Woods [Blu-ray] (Rob Marshall, 2014) Disney

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man [Blu-ray] (Sé Merry Doyle, 2010) Olive Films

Liars, Fires and Bears (Jeremy Cloe, 2012) Brink

Man of the West [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1958) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Monster High: Haunted [Blu-ray] (Dan Fraga, William Lau, 2015) Universal Studios

Network [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1976) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rollerball [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1975) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Roommates (Jack Baran, 1971) / A Woman for All Men (Arthur Marks, 1975) [Blu-ray] Gorgon Video

The Sure Thing [Blu-ray] (Rob Reiner, 1985) Shout! Factory

The Tales of Hoffmann [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

The Thin Blue Line [Blu-ray] (Errol Morris, 1988) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tower of Terror [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Huntington, 1941) RB UK Network

Traps (Vera Chytilová, 1998) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

Unbroken [Blu-ray] (Angelina Jolie, 2014) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Vincent & Theo [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1990) Olive Films

Winter Sleep [Blu-ray] (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014) RB UK New Wave Films

 

March 30th, 2015

 

 

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold [Blu-ray] (Gary Nelson, 1986) Olive Films

Alice's Restaurant [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1969) Olive Films

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

The Bounty [Blu-ray] (Roger Donaldson, 1984) Twilight Time

Cries and Whispers [Blu-ray] (Ingmar Bergman, 1972) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Dario Argento Collection [Blu-ray] (Cat O'Nine Tails, Deep Red, Inferno) Blue Underground (BEAVER REVIEW)

Darling [Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1965) RB UK Studiocanal

David and Lisa [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, 1962) Scorpion Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Day of Anger [Blu-ray] (Tonino Valerii, 1967) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Day Of Anger [Blu-ray] (Tonino Valerii, 1967) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission / Fatal Mission [Blu-ray] - Olive Films

The Facts of Life [Blu-ray] (Melvin Frank, 1960) Olive Films

The First Men in the Moon [Blu-ray] (Nathan Juran, 1964) Twilight Time

Hoop Dreams [Blu-ray] (Steve James, 1994) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living [Blu-ray] (Robert Scheerer, 1980) Olive Films

The Imitation Game [Blu-ray] (Morten Tyldum, 2014) Anchor Bay (BEAVER REVIEW)

Interstellar [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2014) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Interstellar DigiBook [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2014) Region FREE UK Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Journey to the Center of the Earth - 4K Restoration [Blu-ray] (Henry Levin, 1959) Twilight Time

The Lucio Fulci Collection [Blu-ray] (City of the Living Dead, The House by the Cemetery, The New York Ripper) Blue Underground

The Magnificent Seven Deadly Sins [Blu-ray] (Graham Stark, 1971) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

Night Game [Blu-ray] (Peter Masterson, 1989) Olive Films

Night Train Murders [Blu-ray] (Aldo Lado, 1975) RB UK 88 Films

The Quiet Gun [Blu-ray] (William F. Claxton, 1957) Olive Films

The Shanghai Story [Blu-ray] (Frank Lloyd, 1954) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Solomon and Sheba [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1959) Twilight Time

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1945) Olive (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stranger at My Door [Blu-ray] (William Witney, 1956) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

U Turn [Blu-ray] (Oliver Stone, 1997) Twilight Time

VEEP: Season 3 [Blu-ray] - HBO Studios

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1966) Olive Films

Without a Clue [Blu-ray] (Thom Eberhardt, 1988) Olive Films

Wooden Crosses [Blu-ray] (Raymond Bernard, 1932) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

April 6th, 2015

 

 

After the Sunset [Blu-ray] (Brett Ratner, 2004) Warner Home Video

Campbell's Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Ralph Thomas, 1957) RB UK Network

Coffy [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1973) RB UK Arrow

The Corruptor [Blu-ray] (James Foley, 1999) New Line

Detroit Rock City [Blu-ray] (Adam Rifkin, 1999) New Line

Empire Records [Blu-ray] (Allan Moyle, 1995) Warner

For the Boys [Blu-ray] (Mark Rydell, 1991) Starz / Anchor Bay

Hooper [Blu-ray] (Hal Needham, 1978) Warner

The Immigrant [Blu-ray] (James Gray, 2013) Starz / Anchor Bay

Imitation of Life [Blu-ray] (Stahl, 1934 / Sirk, 1959) Universal Studios

Invaders from Mars [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1986) Shout! Factory

Journey to the Far Side of the Sun [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1969) Universal Pictures

Massacre Gun [Blu-ray] (Yasuharu Hasebe, 1967) Arrow US

Mother's Day [Blu-ray] (Charles Kaufman, 1980) RB UK 88 Films

Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set - Rome, Open City - Paisŕ - Germany Year Zero - L'Amore) - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sharky's Machine [Blu-ray] (Burt Reynolds, 1981) Warner

Silent Running [Blu-ray] (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) Universal Pictures

Singles [Blu-ray] (Cameron Crowe, 1992) Warner

Thunder Road [Blu-ray] (Arthur Ripley, 1958) Shout! Factory

 

April 13th, 2015

 

 

The Babadook [Blu-ray] (Jennifer Kent, 2014) Shout! Factory

Big Eyes [Blu-ray] (Tim Burton, 2014) Anchor Bay

Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell [Blu-ray] (Melvin Frank, 1968) Kino Lorber

Blood and Black Lace [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1964) RB UK Arrow

Blood and Black Lace [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1964) Arrow US

Blood and Black Lace Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1964) Arrow US

Candlestick [Blu-ray] (Christopher Presswell, 2014) Workbus

Class of 1984 [Blu-ray] (Mark L. Lester, 1982) Shout! Factory

Enter the Dangerous Mind [Blu-ray] (Youssef Delara, Victor Teran, 2013) Well Go USA

Fruit of Paradise (Ovoce strom rajských jíme) (Vera Chytilová, 1970) R0 UK Second Run

Goodbye to Language 3D [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 2014) Kino Lorber

I Am Steve McQueen [Blu-ray] (Jeff Renfroe, 2014) Shout! Factory

Late for Dinner [Blu-ray] (W.D. Richter, 1991) Kino Lorber

Long Weekend [Blu-ray] (Colin Eggleston, 1978) Synapse

That Man from Rio / Up to His Ears [Blu-ray] (Philippe de Broca, 1964/1965) Cohen Media

Maps to the Stars [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2014) Universal

The Missing [Blu-ray] (Tom Shankland , 2014 TV Mini-Series) Starz / Anchor Bay

Odd Man Out [Blu-ray] (Carol Reed, 1947) Criterion

Percy's Progress [Blu-ray] (Ralph Thomas, 1974) RB UK Network

Sullivan's Travels [Blu-ray] (Preston Sturges, 1941) Criterion

Tales of Terror [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, 1962) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Woman of Straw [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1964) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

FULL CALENDAR IS HERE

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