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Week of May 1st



The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (Samuel Fuller, 1980) Warner

Battle of the Bulge (USA, 1965 - Ken Annakin) Warner

World War II Collection - European Warfare (The Battle of the Bulge / Battleground / The Big Red One Special Edition / The Dirty Dozen / Where Eagles Dare) - Warner

Go Further (Ron Mann, 2003) Home Vision

Microcosmos (Claude Nuridsany & Marie Pérennou, France) Miramax



Week of May 8th


Bad Luck (Andrzej Munk, 1960) Facets Video

Burden of Dreams (Les Blank 1982) Criterion

Controversial Classics Collection: Advise and Consent/The Americanization of Emily / Bad Day at Black Rock/Blackboard Jungle / A Face in the Crowd/Fury / I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (Preminger/Hiller / J. Sturges/Brooks /Kazan /Lang /LeRoy) Warner (also available separately)

Donkey Skin (Jacques Demy, 1970) Koch Lorber

Donya (Mosayyeri, 2003) Facets Video
Fatherland (Ken Loach, 1986) Cinema Club [R2-UK]

4 Films by Otar Iosseliani: April/Falling Leaves/There Once Was a Singing Blackbird/Pastorale (Iosseliani, 1962/1968/1970/1975) Blaq Out [R0-France]

HAMLET BY BROOK/BROOK BY BROOK (Peter Brook, 2002) Facets

Hoop Dreams (Steve James 1994) Criterion

Treasures From American Film Archives (encore) - Image Entertainment

Leningrad Cowboys: Total Balalaika Show (Aki Kaurismäki, 1993) Facets

The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (Wes Anderson, 2004) Criterion

Robinson in Space (Patrick Keiller, 1997) Facets Video

Week of
May 15th



Abouna (Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2002) Home Vision

Charisma (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1999) Home Vision

La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Optimum [R2-UK]
Détective (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985) [R2-UK] Optimum [R2-UK]

Elective Affinities (Taviani Bros, 1996) Wellspring
Lukas Moodysson Box Set: Show Me Love (aka Fucking Åmål)/Together/Lilya 4-Ever/Hole In My Heart (Moodysson) Metrodome [R2-UK]

Night Sun (Taviani Bros, 1990) Wellspring

Nobody Knows (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2004) ICA Projects [R2-UK]
Notre musique (Jean-Luc Godard, 2004) Wellspring

Seance (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2000) Home Vision

Sideways (Alexander Payne, 2004) Fox [R2-UK]

St Michael Had a Rooster (Taviani Bros, 1972) Wellspring
Tarnation (Jonathan Caouette, 2003) Wellspring

Week of
May 22nd




2046 (Wong Kar-wai, 2004) Tartan [R2-UK]

L'Argent (Robert Bresson, 1983) New Yorker

L'Argent (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Bleak Moments (Mike Leigh, 1971) C'est la vie [R2-Uk]

Boutique (Hamid Nematollah, 2003 Iran) Facets Video

Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]

Dismissed From Life (Waldemar Krzystek, 1992 Polish) Facets Video

Drums Along the Mohawk (USA, 1939 - John Ford) Fox Home Entertainment
Eric Rohmer Box Set: The Aviator's Wife/Full Moon in Paris/A Good Marriage/The Green Ray (Le Rayon vert)/Love in the Afternoon/Marquis of O/My Girlfriend's Boyfriend/Pauline at the Beach/ (Rohmer) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]

A Forest With No Name (Shinji Aoyama, 2002) Facets Video

Forty Guns (USA, 1957 - Samuel Fuller) Fox Home Entertainment
Francesco giullare di Dio (Francis, God's Jester) (Roberto Rossellini, 1950) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Heimat 2 (Edgar Reitz, 1992) Tartan [R2-UK]
Howard Zinn: You Can't be Neutral on a Moving Train (Dennis Mueller & Deb Ellis, 2004) First Run Features

I Don't Know What Your Eyes Have Done to Me (Lorena Muñoz/Sergio Wolf, 2003 Argentina) Facets Video
The Isle (Kim Ki-duk, 2000) Tartan [R2-UK]
Kasaba/Clouds of May (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 1998/2000) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Kirikou and the Sorceress (Michel Ocelot, 1998) Facets Video
Koktebel (Alexei Popgrebsky and Boris Khlebnikov, 2003) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais, 1961) Optimum [R2-UK]

Late Night Talks With Mother (Jan Nemec, 2001, Czech) Facets Video

Le paltoquet (Michel Deville, 1986) C'est la vie [R2-UK]

The Phantom of Liberty (Luis Buñuel 1974) Criterion

Samaritan Girl (aka Samaria) (Kim Ki-duk, 2004) TLA Releasing

Taste of Cherry/10 on Ten (Abba Kiarostami, 1997/2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

The Trial of Joan of Arc (Robert Bresson, 1962) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Under the Moonlight (Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi, 2001 Iran) Facets Video

Until the End of the World (Wim Wenders, 1991) 280 min. directors cut 3 discs - Kinowelt - Region 2 - PAL

Waiting Women (Ingmar Bergman, 1952) Tartan [R2-UK]

Wind From Wyoming (André Forcier, 2001 Canada/France) Facets Video

Week of May 29th





East of Eden (Two-Disc Special Edition) Warner

House of Flying Daggers (Zhang Yimou, 2004) Pathé [R2-UK]

The Complete James Dean Collection (East of Eden / Giant / Rebel Without a Cause Special Edition) Warner

Jules and Jim (François Truffaut, 1962) Criterion

My Own Private Idaho (Gus Van Sant, 1991) Entertainment in Video [R2-UK]

Naked (Mike Leigh) Night & Day [R2 France]
Rebel Without a Cause (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Warner

The Essential Steve McQueen Collection (Bullitt Two-Disc Special Edition / The Getaway Deluxe Edition / The Cincinnati Kid / Papillon / Tom Horn / Never So Few)

Electric Edwardians - The Films Of Mitchell And Kenyon (1895-) - Bfi Video Publishing - Region 2- PAL -

The Mahabharata (Peter Brook - 1989) - Bfi Video Publishing - Region 2- PAL -



Week of June 5th


Ronin Gai (Kazuo Kuroki, 1992) HVE
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (Kinji Fukasaku, 1972) HVE

Fresh Bait aka L'Appât (Bertrand Tavernier, 1995) Koch Lorber

House of Bamboo (Samuel Fuller, 1955) Fox
Daddy Nostalgia (Bertrand Tavernier, 1990) Koch Lorber

The Inheritance (Per Fly, 2003) HVE
Sling Blade (Billy Bob Thornton, 1996) Miramax

La Strada (Federico Fellini, 1954) Optimum Releasing [R2-UK]

Nightmare Alley (Edmund Goulding, 1947) Fox

Week of
June 12th



Michael Redgrave gives the performance of his career in Anthony Asquith’s adaptation of Terence Rattigan’s unforgettable play. Redgrave portrays Andrew Crocker-Harris, an embittered, middle-aged schoolmaster who begins to feel his life has been a failure. Diminished by poor health, a crumbling marriage, and the derision of his pupils, the once brilliant scholar is compelled to reexamine his life when a young student offers an unexpected gesture of kindness. A heartbreaking story of remorse and atonement, The Browning Version is a classic of British realism and the winner of Best Actor and Best Screenplay honors at the 1951 Cannes Film Festival. A profound masterpiece from one of the most revered filmmakers in the history of cinema, director Robert Bresson’s Au hasard Balthazar follows a much abused donkey, Balthazar, whose life strangely parallels that of his first owner, Marie. A beast of burden, suffering the sins of man, Balthazar nevertheless nobly accepts his fate. Through Bresson’s unconventional approach to composition, sound, and narrative, this seemingly simple story becomes a moving religious parable of purity and transcendence. Newly deceased playboy Henry Van Cleve (Don Ameche) presents himself to the outer offices of Hades, where he asks a bemused Satan for permission to enter the gates of Hell. Though the Devil doubts Henry’s sins will qualify him for eternal damnation, Henry proceeds to recount a lifetime spent wooing and pursuing women. Nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture and Director, Heaven Can Wait is an enduring classic that showcases director Ernst Lubitsch’s trademark blend of wit, urbanity, and grace.

ABC Africa (Abbas Kiarostami, 2001) New Yorker

Au Hasard Balthazar (Robert Bresson, 1966) Criterion

The Bette Davis Collection (The Star / Mr. Skeffington / Dark Victory / Now, Voyager / The Letter) - Warner

The Browning Version (Anthony Asquith, 1955) Criterion

Hail the Conquering Hero (Preston Sturges, 1944) Universal [R2-UK]

Heaven Can Wait (Ernst Lubitsch, 1943) Criterion

The Joan Crawford Collection (Humoresque / Possessed (1947) / The Damned Don't Cry / The Women / Mildred Pierce) - Warner

Lucky Luciano (Francesco Rosi, 1974) Orbit [R2-UK]

Casino (Scorsese, 1995) 10th Anniversary Edition) Universal

Scum (BBC and Theatrical versions) (Alan Clarke, 1977/1979) Odyssey Quest [R2-UK]

Week of
June 19th


Angel On the Right (Djamshed Usmonov, 2002) First Run Features
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Sam Peckinpah, 1974) MGM [R2-UK]
Collected Shorts of Jan Svankmajer (Svankmajer) Kino
The Dawns Here Are Quiet (Stanislav Rostotsky, 1972) Koch
Humanity and Paper Balloons (Sadao Yamanaka, 1937) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]]
In the Realms of the Unreal (Jessica Yu, 2004) Wellspring

Naked Island (Kaneto Shindo, 1960) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
The Sea Inside (Alejandro Amenábar, 2004) [R2-UK]

Thieves Like Us (Robert Altman, 1974) MGM [R2-UK]

Two Comrades Were Serving (Yevgeny Karelov, 1968) Image
Vengeance is Mine (Shohei Imamura, 1979) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]

Week of
June 26th



9 Songs (Michael Winterbottom, 2004) Optimum Releasing [R2-UK]

Autumn Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Crazed Fruit (Kô Nakahira, 1956) Criterion
Double Indemnity (Billy Wilder, 1944) Universal [R2-UK]

Duck Season (Fernando Eimbcke, 2004) Optimum Releasing [R2-UK]

Family Nest (Bela Tarr, 1979) Facets Video

Films of Béla Tarr: Family Nest/The Outsider/The Prefab People (Tarr, 1979/1981/1982) Facets

Night Moves (Arthur Penn, 1975) Warner UK - Region 2

The Outsider (Bela Tarr, 1981) Facets Video
Ozu Box Set 2: The Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice/Record of a Tenement Gentleman (Yasujiro Ozu, 1952/1947) Tartan [R2-UK]

The Prefab People (Bela Tarr, 1982) Facets Video
The Silence Between Two Thoughts (Babak Payami, 2003) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Trilogy: The Weeping Meadow (Theo Angelopoulos, 2003) Artificial Eye


Week of July 5th


Film Noir Classics Collection 2 Born to Kill (1947), Clash by Night (1952), Crossfire (1947), Dillinger (1945), and The Narrow Margin (1952).- (Various, 1945-1952) Warner


Week of July 12th


Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle, 1987) - Criterion

Divine Intervention (Elia Suleiman, 2002) Koch Lorber
Le Notti Bianche (Luchino Visconti, 1957) - Criterion
Samurai Banners (Hiroshi Inagaki, 1969) Koch Lorber
A Slightly Pregnant Man (Jacques Demy, 1973) Koch Lorber
The Story of Marie and Julien (Jacques Rivette, 2003) Koch Lorber

Unfaithfully Yours (Preston Sturges, 1948) - Criterion



Week of July 18th


La Nina Santa (Lucrecia Martel, 2004) - Artificial Eye Region 2- PAL - July 25th


Week of July 26th


Errol Morris DVD Collection: Gates of Heaven/Vernon, Florida/The Thin Blue Line (Morris, 1978/1981/1988) MGM
Flesh/Trash/Heat (Paul Morrissey, 1968/1970/1972) Tartan [R2-UK]

Gate of Flesh (Seijun Suzuki, 1964) - Criterion

The Story of a Prostitute (Seijun Suzuki, 1965) - Criterion

A Summer's Tale (Eric Rohmer, 1996) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Tale of Winter (Eric Rohmer, 1992) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Tale of Spring (Eric Rohmer, 1992) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Wim Wenders Collection 2 (8pc) - (Wim Wenders - American Friend, Lightning over Water, Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Staedten, The Scarlet Letter, Tokyo-Ga, The Wrong Move, Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky, Room 666) Anchor Bay


Week of August 21st



The Idiot (Akira Kurosawa, 1951) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]


Week of August 25th



Major Dundee: Extended Version (Sam Peckinpah, 1965) Columbia Tristar

Ozu Box Set 3: Tokyo Twilight/Equinox Flower/Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1957/1958/1959) Tartan [R2-UK]