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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

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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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April 14th, 2014

 

 

Alice [Blu-ray] (Jan Svankmajer, 1988) First Run Features (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Boxset [Blu-ray] (Stewart Raffill, Frank Zuniga, 1978) RB DE Pidax film media

The Andromeda Strain [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Robert Wise, 1971) RB DE Koch Media

The Atom Egoyan Collection (7 Disc Set) [Blu-ray] - Exotica, The Adjuster, Family Viewing, The Sweet Hereafter, Calendar, Next Of Kin and Speaking Parts - RB UK Artificial Eye

Bad Blonde (Reginald LeBorg, 1953) VCI

The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 [Blu-ray] (2012) PBS

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 2003) RB UK Artificial Eye

Breaking the Waves [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 1996) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Celluloid Man (Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, 2012) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

Double Indemnity - 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (Blu-ray) (Billy Wilder, 1944) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Great Expectations [Blu-ray] (Mike Newell, 2012) 20th Century Fox

Fill the Void [Blu-ray] (Rama Burshtein, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Invisible Woman [Blu-ray] (Ralph Fiennes, 2013) Sony

Man Bait (Terrence Fisher, 1952) VCI

The Making of a Lady [Blu-ray] (Richard Curson Smith, 2012) PBS

Men in War [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1957) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Möbius [Blu-ray] (Eric Rochant, 2013) Lions Gate

Reality Bites [Blu-ray] (Ben Stiller, 1994) Universal

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Blu-ray] (Ben Stiller, 2013) 20th Century Fox

Sleep, My Love [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1948) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) VCI

A Story of Yonosuke [Blu-ray] (Shûichi Okita, 2013) RB UK Third Window Films

Terror Street (Montgomery Tully, 1953) VCI

Touch of Evil - Limited Edition (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet) (Orson Welles, 1958) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

The War Lord [Blu-ray] (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1965) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

April 21st, 2014

 

 

An Angel at My Table [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1990) RB DE Koch Media

Bettie Page Reveals All [Blu-ray] (Mark Mori, 2012) Music Box Films

Big Bad Wolves [Blu-ray] (Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, 2013) Magnolia (BEAVER REVIEW)

Conspiracy Theory [Blu-ray] (Richard Donner, 1997) Warner Home Video

Four Fast Guns (William J. Hole Jr., 1960) VCI

Get Carter [Blu-ray] (Mike Hodges, 1971) Warner Home Video

Gila! (Jim Wynorski, 2012) Polyscope Media Group

Hellgate (Charles Marquis Warren, 1952) VCI

The House on Sorority Row [Blu-ray] (Mark Rosman, 1983) Scorpion Releasing

Inspector Lavardin Collection [Blu-ray] - Chicken With Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985), Inspector Lavardin (Claude Chabrol, 1986) Cohen Media

Koyaanisqatsi + Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray] (Godfrey Reggio) RB UK Arrow

Master of the House [Blu-ray] (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1925) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Pawnbroker [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1964) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Riot in Cell Block 11 [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1954) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Scream Park (Cary Hill, 2012) Wild Eye Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Seven Samurai [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) RB UK BFI

Seven Warriors [Blu-ray] (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Terry Tong, 1989) Well Go USA

Silent Running [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) RB DE Koch Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sorcerer [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1977) Universal Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stranger on the Prowl [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1952) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Suspect [Blu-ray] (Stuart Connelly, 2014) Image Entertainment

The Tarnished Angels [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1957) RB DE Koch Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

That Sinking Feeling [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1979) RB UK BFI

Tourist Trap [Blu-ray] (David Schmoeller, 1979) RB UK 88 Films

Yeti - Giant of the 20th Century (Gianfranco Parolini, 1977) CFS Releasing

 

 

April 28th, 2014

 

 

Ace in the Hole [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1951) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Approved for Adoption [Blu-ray] (Laurent Boileau, Jung , 2012) New Video Group

Army of Shadows [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Au hasard Balthazar [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1966) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Bad Country [Blu-ray] (Chris Brinker, 2014) Sony Pictures

Bastards [Blu-ray] (Claire Denis, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Belles of St. Trinian's [Blu-ray] (Frank Launder, 1954) RB UK StudioCanal

Belle de Jour [Blu-ray] (Luis Buñuel, 1967) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Betty Boop: The Essential Collection: Vol. 3 [Blu-ray] - Olive Films

Breaking the Waves [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 1996) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Delta Force [Blu-ray] (Menahem Golan, 1986) RB UK Arrow

The Demons aka Les démons [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1973) Redemption (BEAVER REVIEW)

Film Noir Classics [Blu-ray] (Ministry of Fear, The Big Clock, The Dark Mirror) RB DE Koch Media

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1973) RB UK Icon Home Entertainment

Gimme Shelter [Blu-ray] (Ron Krauss, 2013) Lions Gate

Hallucination Strip [Blu-ray] (Lucio Marcaccini, 1975) Raro Video

Notes on a Scandal [Blu-ray] Amazon Exclusive (Richard Eyre, 2006) 20th Century Fox

Nymphomaniac Vol I. & Vol II. [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

Roar [Blu-ray] (Noel Marshall, 1981) RB DE VZ-Handelsgesellschaft

One Touch of Venus (George Schaefer, 1955) VCI

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection [Blu-ray] 8-discs (State Fair, Oklahoma - Todd-AO, Oklahoma - Cinemascope, Carousel, King and I, South Pacific Theatrical, South Pacific Extended roadshow version and Sound of Music) 20th Century Fox

The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard , 2013) MPI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sisters [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1973) RB UK Arrow

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] (Alan J. Pakula, 1982) Shout! Factory

Il sorpasso [Blu-ray] (Dino Risi, 1962) Criterion Collection

To Be or Not to Be [Blu-ray] (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) Kimstim

Up the Junction [Blu-ray] (Peter Collinson, 1968) - Olive Films

Wrinkles [Blu-ray] (Ignacio Ferreras, 2011) RB UK Anchor Bay

 

May 5th, 2014

 

 

 

Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ace in the Hole [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1951) Criterion Collection

After the Dark [Blu-ray] (John Huddles, 2013) Phase 4 Films

Amistad [Blu-ray (Steven Spielberg, 1997) Dreamworks Video

The Andy Griffith Show: Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (1961) - Paramount

The Blues Brothers (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1980) Universal

Burn [Blu-ray] (Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez, 2012) Passion River

Carry on Cleo [Blu-ray] (Gerald Thomas, 1964) RB UK Studiocanal

Countess Dracula [Blu-ray] (Peter Sasdy, 1971) Synapse Films

Death Occurred Last Night [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1970) Raro

Generation War [Blu-ray] (Philipp Kadelbach, 2013) Music Box Films

Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1981) RB UK Second Sight

Hobson's Choice [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1954) RB UK StudioCanal

Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes [Blu-ray] - Paramount

I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season One [Blu-ray] (1952) - Paramount

Coffret Jean Epstein (14 films, - Le Lion des Mogols / Le Double amour / Les Aventures de Robert Macaire, Mauprat / Six et demi, onze / La Glace à trois faces / La Chute de la Maison Usher, Mor'Vran / L'Or des mers / Les Berceaux / Chanson d'Ar-Mor / Finis Terrae / Le Tempestaire / Les Feux de la mer) R2 FR Potemkine Films

Johnny Come Lately [Blu-ray] (William K. Howard, 1943) Olive Films

Jurassic Park (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1993) Universal

King Kong (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2005) Universal

The Lars von Trier Collection (5 Disc Blu-ray - Nymphomaniac Vol. I & Vol. II, Melancholia, Antichrist and Breaking the Waves) RB UK Artificial Eye

Like Father, Like Son [Blu-ray] (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013) RB UK Arrow

Love Happy [Blu-ray] (David Miller, 1949) Olive Films

Son of Batman [Blu-ray] (Ethan Spaulding, 2014) Warner Home Video

Theatre of Blood [Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1973) RB UK Arrow
Theatre of Blood Steelbook [
Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1973) RB UK Arrow

This Sporting Life [Blu-ray] (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) RB UK Network

Trapped in Hitler's Hell (George D. Escobar, 2013) WND Films

White Zombie: Cary Roan Special Signature Edition [Blu-ray] (Victor Halperin, 1932) VCI

The Women [Blu-ray] (George Cukor, 1939) Turner Home Ent

 

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