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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

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!
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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 22nd, 2014

 

 

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

StageFright: Aquarius [Blu-ray] (Michele Soavi, 1987) Blue Underground

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

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

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

 

September 29th, 2014

 

 

Ali: Fear Eats the Soul [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Audrey Hepburn Collection [Blu-ray]  (Breakfast at Tiffanys, Funny Face, Sabrina) Paramount

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

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Blu-ray] (Robert Wiene, 1920) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Carrie Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1976) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Goltzius and the Pelican Company [Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 2012) RB UK Axiom Films

Gremlins [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1984) Warner Home Video

Killer Fish [Blu-ray] (Antonio Margheriti, 1979) Scorpion Releasing

Krull [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1983) Mill Creek Entertainment

Lilting [Blu-ray] (Hong Khaou, 2014) RB UK Artificial Eye

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

Merci pour le Chocolat [Blu-ray] (Claude Chabrol 2000) Cohen

Norte, the End of History [Blu-ray] (Lav Diaz, 2013) RB UK New Wave Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Once Upon a Time in America: Extended Director's [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1984) Warner

Road [Blu-ray] (Michael Hewitt, Dermot Lavery, 2014) RB UK Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment

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

Stunt Squad [Blu-ray] (Domenico Paolella, 1977) Raro

Sundays and Cybèle [Blu-ray] (Serge Bourguignon, 1962) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Third Person [Blu-ray] (Paul Haggis, 2013) Sony Pictures

The Wind Rises [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013) RB UK Studiocanal

 

October 6th, 2014

 

 

Billion Dollar Brain [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1967) Kino Lorber

The Classic Monster Coffin Collection [Blu-ray] - Dracula (1931) , Frankenstein (1931) , The Mummy (1932) , The Invisible Man (1933) , The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) , The Wolf Man (1941) , The Phantom of the Opera (1943), The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - Region FREE UK Universal

Duck You Sucker Aka a Fistful of Dynamite [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1971) - MGM

Edge of Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Doug Liman, 2014) Warner Home Video

The First Power [Blu-ray] (Robert Resnikoff, 1990) Kino Lorber

Gremlins [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1984) Region FREE UK Warner Home Video

Holiday Inn [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1942) Universal Studios

Iguana [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1988) Raro Video USA

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

The Jim Jarmusch Collection [Blu-ray] - Permanent Vacation, Stranger Than Paradise, Down By Law, Mystery Train, Night on Earth, Dead Man - RB UK Soda Pictures

The Killers [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1946) RB FR Carlotta Films

The King and I [Blu-ray] (Walter Lang, 1956) 20th Century Fox

A Million Ways to Die in the West [Blu-ray] (Seth MacFarlane, 2014) Universal Studios

Mulholland Falls [Blu-ray] (Lee Tamahori, 1996) Kino Lorber

Oklahoma! [Blu-ray] (Fred Zinnemann, 1955) 20th Century Fox

Roger & Me [Blu-ray] (Michael Moore, 1989) Warner Home Video

Sidewalk Stories [Blu-ray] (Charles Lane, 1989) RB FR Carlotta Films

Topkapi [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1964) Kino Lorber

True Confessions [Blu-ray] (Ulu Grosbard, 1981) Kino Lorber

The Visitor [Blu-ray] (Giulio Paradisi, 1979) RB UK Arrow Video

 

October 13th, 2014

 

 

Cauldron of Blood [Blu-ray] (Santos Alcocer, 1970) Olive Films

The China Syndrome [Blu-ray] (James Bridges, 1979) Image Entertainment

Chinese Puzzle [Blu-ray] (Cédric Klapisch, 2013) Cohen

Creature From the Black Lagoon (Limited Edition Steel Book) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold,1954) - Region FREE UK Universal

Curse of the Crimson Altar [Blu-ray] (Vernon Sewell, 1968) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

X-Men: Days of Future Past [Blu-ray] (Bryan Singer, 2014) 20th Century Fox

Desperately Seeking Susan [Blu-ray] (Susan Seidelman, 1985) Kino Lorber

Dragonfly Squadron [Blu-ray] (Lesley Selander, 1954) Olive Films

Fargo Season One [Blu-ray] - Fox

Guilty of Romance [Blu-ray] (Shion Sono, 2011) Olive Films

Himizu [Blu-ray] (Shion Sono, 2011) Olive Films

Jennifer [Blu-ray] (Brice Mack, 1978) Kino Lorber

Kingpin [Blu-ray] (Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly, 1996) Paramount

Last Embrace [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 1979) Kino Lorber

Married to the Mob [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 1988) Kino Lorber

Mr. Peabody & Sherman [Blu-ray] (Rob Minkoff, 2014) 20th Century Fox

My Darling Clementine [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1946) Criterion Collection

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

Red Shift (John Mackenzie, 1978) R2 UK BFI

Shivers [Steelbook] [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1975) RB UK Arrow Films
Shivers [
Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1975) RB UK Arrow Films

Sofia's Last Ambulance (Ilian Metev, 2012) R2 UK Second Run

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection [Blu-ray] (Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, 1941 (Theatrical and Extended Versions), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Always, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) Universal

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection [Blu-ray] (Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, 1941 (Theatrical and Extended Versions), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Always, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) REGION FREE UK Universal

Vanilla Sky [Blu-ray] (Cameron Crowe, 2001) Paramount

The Woman Next Door [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1981) RB UK Artificial Eye

 

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