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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

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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

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

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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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July 28th, 2014

 

 

The Beast [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975) RB UK Arrow

The Big Chill [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Curtains [Blu-ray] (Richard Ciupka, 1983) Synapse Films

Duel at Diablo [Blu-ray] (Ralph Nelson, 1966) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Herzog: The Collection (Limited Edition - 13 discs) [Blu-ray] (Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land Of Silence And Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser, Heart Of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu The Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad Of Little Soldier, Where The Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons Of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs To Fly and My Best Fiend) - Shout! Factory

The Ipcress File [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1965) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jules and Jim [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] (Roland Joffé, 1984) RB UK Studio Canal

Marty [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1955) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Noah [Blu-ray] (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) Paramount

On My Way [Blu-ray] (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013) Koch

Paris Blues [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1961) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Quiller Memorandum [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1966) RB UK Network

Rapture [Blu-ray] (John Guillermin, 1965) RB UK Eureka Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Separate Tables [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1958) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shoot The Pianist [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1960) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Region FREE UK Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Venus in Fur [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

August 4th, 2014

 

 

12 O'Clock Boys [Blu-ray] (Lotfy Nathan, 2013) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair [Blu-ray] (Guiseppe Ferrera, 2002) Raro Video USA

Black Narcissus [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947) RB UK Network

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

Divergent [Blu-ray] (Neil Burger, 2014) Lionsgate

The Man Who Knew Too Little [Blu-ray] (Jon Amiel, 1997) Warner Home Video

Phantom of the Paradise [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1974) Shout! Factory

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] [(Alan J. Pakula, 1982) RB UK ITV Studios

The War Around Us [Blu-ray] (Abdallah Omeish, 2014) MPI

Without Warning [Blu-ray] (Greydon Clark, 1980) Shout! Factory

 

August 11th, 2014

 

 

 

2 By Ken Loach [Blu-ray] - Riff-Raff (1991), Raining Stones (1993) - Twilight Time

The 400 Blows [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1959) RB UK Artificial Eye

Black Angel [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2002) Cult Epics

Breakheart Pass [Blu-ray] (Tom Gries, 1975) Kino Lorber

The Buddy Holly Story [Blu-ray] (Steve Rash, 1978) Twilight Time

The Children's Hour [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1961) Kino Lorber

Dancer in the Dark [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2000) RB DE Koch Media

Favourites of the Moon [Blu-ray] (Otar Iosseliani, 1984) Cohen

Follow That Dream [Blu-ray] (Gordon Douglas, 1962) Twilight Time

Independencia (Raya Martin, 2009) R2 UK Second Run

Locke [Blu-ray] (Steven Knight, 2013) Lions Gate

Love Streams [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1984) Criterion

Mr. Majestyk [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1974) Kino Lorber

Man Hunt [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1941) Twilight Time

Plenty [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 1985) RB UK Network

The Purple Plain [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1954) RB DE Pidax film media

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

The Railway Man [Blu-ray]  (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) Starz / Anchor Bay

The Secret of Santa Vittoria [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1969) Twilight Time

The Soft Skin [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1964) RB UK Artificial Eye

Swelter [Blu-ray] (Keith Parmer, 2014) Well Go USA

Tinto Brass: Maestro Of Erotica Cinema [Blu-ray] (Cheeky!, Black Angel, Private, Monamour) Cult Epics (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Unforgiven [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1960) Kino Lorber

We Won't Grow Old Together [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1972) Kino Classics

 

 

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

Bad Timing: A Sensual Obsession [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1980) RB UK Network

Branded to Kill [Blu-ray] (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Brute Force [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1947) RB UK Arrow Academy

Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection [Blu-ray] (5 Feature Films, 14 shorts) - RB UK Arrow Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

Richard III [Blu-ray] (Laurence Olivier , 1955) RB UK Network

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

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

 

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