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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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January 19th, 2015

 

 

Adua and Her Friends [Blu-ray] (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1960) Raro Video USA (BEAVER REVIEW)

La belle captive [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1983) Olive

The Drop [Blu-ray] (Michaël R. Roskam, 2014) 20th Century Fox

DVD Twin Pack: Hollow Triumph & The Bigamist - Film Chest

I'm All Right Jack [Blu-ray] (John Boulting , 1959) RB UK Studio Canal

The Lady Vanishes [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock,1938) RB UK Network

Love is the Devil [Blu-ray] (John Maybury, 1998) Strand Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lucy [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 2014) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Man Who Knew Too Much [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) RB UK Network

Metropolis [Ultimate Collector's SteelBook] [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1927) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Winnipeg [Blu-ray] (Guy Maddin, 2007) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

On Golden Pond [Blu-ray] (Mark Rydell, 1981) Shout! Factory

The Palm Beach Story [Blu-ray] (Preston Sturges, 1942) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stations of the Cross [Blu-ray] (Dietrich Brüggemann, 2014) RB UK Arrow Films

Tenebrea [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1982) RB UK Arrow Video

Track the Man Down [Blu-ray] (R.G. Springsteen, 1955) Olive

Two for the Road [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1967) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

War and Peace [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1956) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Weapon [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, Hal E. Chester, 1956) Olive

White Bird in a Blizzard [Blu-ray] (Gregg Araki, 2014) Magnolia

Woman They Almost Lynched [Blu-ray] (Allan Dwan, 1953) Olive

World for Ransom [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1954) Olive

Young and Innocent [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1937) RB UK Network

The Zero Theorem [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 2013) Well Go USA

 

January 26th, 2015

 

 

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

La Ciénaga [Blu-ray] (Lucrecia Martel, 2001) Criterion Collection

Fury [Blu-ray] (David Ayer, 2014) Sony Pictures

Ganja & Hess [Blu-ray] (Bill Gunn, 1973) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Henry V [Blu-ray] (Kenneth Branagh, 1989) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Hole in the Head [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1959) Olive Films

Kinetta (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2005) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jean De Florette / Manon Of The Spring [Blu-ray] (Claude Berri, 1986) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pork Chop Hill [Blu-ray] (Lewis Milestone, 1959) Olive Films

The Replacements [Blu-ray] (Howard Deutch, 2000) Warner

Shoah [Blu-ray] (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Thief [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1981) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, 1940) RB UK Network

 

February 2nd, 2015

 

 

 

Aces High [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1976) RB UK Studiocanal

The Black Torment [Blu-ray] (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1964) RB Odeon Entertainment

Diner [Blu-ray] (Barry Levinson, 1982) Warner Home Video

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby [Blu-ray] (Ned Benson, 2013-2014) Anchor Bay

Every Man for Himself [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980) Criterion

John Wick [Blu-ray] (Chad Stahelski, David Leitch, 2014) Lionsgate

Juno Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Jason Reitman, 2007) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Lust for Life [Blu-ray] (Vincente Minnelli, 1956) Warner Home Video

A Man About the House [Blu-ray] (Leslie Arliss, 1947) RB UK Network

My Best Friend's Wedding [Blu-ray] (P.J. Hogan, 1997) Sony Pictures

The Overnighters [Blu-ray] (Jesse Moss, 2014) Cinedigm

Pom Poko [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1994) Disney

Porco Rosso [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Disney

Rabid [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1977) RB UK Arrow Video

Rabid Steelbook [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1977) RB UK Arrow Video

The Retrieval [Blu-ray] (Chris Eska, 2013) Kino Lorber

 

February 9th, 2015

 

 

The Beyond [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) Grindhouse Releasing

A Day in the Country [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1936) Criterion

Deadline - U.S.A. [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1952) RB DE Alive AG

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) Criterion

F.I.S.T. [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1978) Kino Lorber

Force Majeure [Blu-ray] (Ruben Östlund, 2014) Magnolia

Kill the Messenger [Blu-ray] (Michael Cuesta, 2014) Universal Studios

The Killing + Killer's Kiss [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1955 -1956) RB UK Arrow Academy

The Lookalike [Blu-ray] (Richard Gray, 2014) Well Go USA

Nightcrawler [Blu-ray] (Dan Gilroy, 2014) Universal Studios

Olive Kitteridge [Blu-ray] (2014 - TV Mini-Series) HBO Studios

Rosewater [Blu-ray] (Jon Stewart, 2014) Universal Studios

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1966) Kino Lorber

Stray Dogs [Blu-ray] (Ming-liang Tsai, 2013) Cinema Guild

Syncopation [Blu-ray] (William Dieterle, 1942) Coen Media

The Tamarind Seed [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1974) RB UK Network

 

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