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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

Comparisons/Reviews     

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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

Comparisons/Reviews     

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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
Comparisons/Reviews  

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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

Comparison HERE

 
     

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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!
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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FUTURE WEEK'S DVD and Blu-ray RELEASES

(August 18th- September 8th, 2014)

 

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August 18th, 2014

 

 

20 Million Miles To Earth / It Came From Beneath The Sea [Blu-ray] - Ray Harryhausen BD Double Feature - Mill Creek (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Blu-ray] (Marc Webb, 2014) Sony
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 3-D [
Blu-ray] (Marc Webb, 2014) Sony

Bound [Blu-ray] (Wachowski Brothers, 1996) RB UK Arrow

Chaplin's Mutual Comedies [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Faust [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1926) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Futureworld [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1976) RB UK 101 Films

Like Water for Chocolate [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Arau, 1992) Lions Gate

Magnificent Doll [Blu-ray] (Frank Borzage, 1946) Olive

The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

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

Rosemary's Baby [Blu-ray] (2014 mini-series) Lions Gate

Sorceress [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1982) Kino Lorber

That's My Man [Blu-ray] (Frank Borzage, 1947) Olive

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [Blu-ray] (Pedro Almodóvar, 1990) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Toxic Avenger [Blu-ray] (Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984) RB UK 88 Films

Toy Story of Terror [Blu-ray] (Angus MacLane, 2013) Walt Disney

Y tu mamá también [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

August 25th, 2014

 

 

 

All That Jazz [Blu-ray] (Bob Fosse, 1979) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Benny Goodman Story [Blu-ray] (Valentine Davies, 1956) RB DE Splendid Film

Cast a Giant Shadow [Blu-ray] (Melville Shavelson, 1966) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Changes (2-Disc DVD Set) (1975 TV science-fiction series) R2 UK BFI

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

Domicile Conjugal [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1970) RB UK Artificial Eye

Fear in the Night (Maxwell Shane, 1947) Film Chest (BEAVER REVIEW)

Frau Im Mond [Woman In The Moon] [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1929) - RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Heli [Blu-ray] (Amat Escalante, 2013) RB UK Network

High School Confidential! [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1958) Olive

The Informant [Blu-ray] (Julien Leclercq, 2013) RB UK Kaleidoscope

I've Always Loved You [Blu-ray] (Frank Borzage, 1946) Olive

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

The Kelly Reichardt Collection [Blu-ray] RB UK Soda Pictures Ltd. (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Legend of Hell House [Blu-ray] (John Hough, 1973) Shout! Factory

On the Beach [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1959) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Queen Margot [Blu-ray] (Patrice Chereau, 1994) Cohen

Quicksand (Irving Pichel, 1950) Film Chest (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stolen Kisses [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1968) RB UK Artificial Eye

Vengeance Is Mine [Blu-ray] (Shohei Imamura, 1979) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) 18-films including Aguirre, Wrath of God , The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Nosferatu, the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and more - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

What's New Pussycat? [Blu-ray] (Clive Donner, Richard Talmadge, 1965) Kino Lorber

 

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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