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Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF January 1st, 2018

  This Week's Highlights

HAPPY NEW YEAR! A few reviews, calendar updates, a new Feature Blu-ray is posted for JANUARY, but our big announcement is our Blu-ray and DVD of the Year 2017 results. We promise a new CONTEST next week. Let's have a great year!!


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Le Corbeau [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1943) RB UK Studiocanal

Quai des Orfèvres [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1947) RB UK Studio Canal

The Three Faces of Eve [Blu-ray] (Nunnally Johnson, 1957) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Broken Arrow [Blu-ray] (Delmer Daves, 1950) RB UK Plan B Entertainment

The Gunfighter [Blu-ray] (Henry King, 1950) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Let's Make Love [Blu-ray] (George Cukor, 1960) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

The Earth Dies Screaming [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1964) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Halls of Montezuma [Blu-ray] (Lewis Milestone, 1951) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Murder on the Orient Express [Blu-ray] (Kenneth Branagh, 2017) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Manifesto [Blu-ray] (Julian Rosefeldt, 2017) RB UK Modern Films

Take Shelter [Blu-ray] (Jeff Nichols, 2011) RB UK Second Sight Films

Thor: Ragnarok [Blu-ray] (Taika Waititi, 2017) RB UK Disney

Thor: Ragnarok [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Taika Waititi, 2017) RB UK Disney

The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1958) RB UK Plan B Entertainment

Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool [Blu-ray] (Paul McGuigan, 2017) RB UK Lionsgate

The Passion of Joan of Arc [Blu-ray] (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1928) Criterion Collection

King of Jazz [Blu-ray] (John Murray Anderson, 1930) Criterion Collection

The Age of Innocence [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1993) Criterion Collection

Women in Love [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1969) Criterion Collection

Baal [Blu-ray] (Volker Schlöndorff, 1970) Criterion Collection

Blade Runner 2049 [3D Blu-ray] (Denis Villeneuve, 2017) Warner

Christopher Nolan Collection [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Dunkirk, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Prestige, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar) Warner

The City of the Dead - Remastered, Limited Edition [Blu-ray]  (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1960) VCI

Batman Begins [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2005) Warner

Interstellar [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2014) Warner

The Diabolical Dr. Z [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1966) Redemption

Dark Knight Trilogy [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises) Warner

The Dark Knight [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2008) Warner

The Dark Knight Rises [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2012) Warner

10 Cloverfield Lane [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016) Paramount

Tom of Finland [Blu-ray] (Dome Karukoski, 2017) Kino International

Miss Zombie [Blu-ray] (SABU, 2013) Redemption

Inception [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2010) Warner

Hammer Volume Two: Criminal Intent [Blu-ray] (The Snorkel, Never Take Sweets from a Stranger, The Full Treatment / Stop Me Before I Kill, Cash on Demand) (1958-1961) Indicator UK
Ship of Fools [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1965) Indicator UK

The Gruesome Twosome [Blu-ray] (Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1967) Arrow Video US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno [Blu-ray] (Serge Bromberg, 2009) Arrow Academy US

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1970) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1970) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Orchestra Rehearsal [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1978) RB UK Arrow Academy US
Scalpel [Blu-ray] (John Grissmer, 1977) Arrow Video US
Basket Case (Limited Edition) [
Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1982) Arrow Video US
Chaos (2005) / Don't Look in the Basement (1973) [
Blu-ray] (David DeFalco, S.F. Brownrigg) Code Red / Kino Lorber
Grizzly (Limited Edition) [
Blu-ray] (William Girdler, 1976) Scorpion Releasing / Kino Lorber
Serpent's Lair [
Blu-ray] (Jeffrey Reiner, 1995) Code Red / Kino Lorber
Where the Boys Are '84 (Limited Edition) [
Blu-ray] (Hy Averback, 1984) Scorpion Releasing / Kino Lorber
Pom Poko [
Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1994) GKIDS
Tales from Earthsea [
Blu-ray] (Goro Miyazaki, 2006) GKIDS

The Thomas Crown Affair (50 Anniversary) [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1968) Kino Lorber

Assault on Precinct 13 (Limited Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1976) Shout! Factory

The Way West [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1967) Kino Lorber

The 'burbs [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1989) Shout! Factory
Nightmare at Noon [Blu-ray] (Nico Mastorakis, 1988) Shout! Factory
The Wilby Conspiracy [Blu-ray] (Ralph Nelson, 1975) Kino Lorber

Fangs of the Living Dead Blu-ray] (Amando de Ossorio, 1969) Shout! Factory
The Strangers [Blu-ray] (Bryan Bertino, 2008) Shout! Factory
Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon [Blu-ray] (Scott Glosserman, 2006) Shout! Factory 
Prince of Darkness (Limited Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1987) Shout! Factory

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture [Blu-ray] (Carroll Ballard, 1986) Olive
Angie [Blu-ray] (Martha Coolidge, 1994) Kino Lorber
The Aviator [Blu-ray] (George T. Miller, 1985) Kino Lorber
Boys [
Blu-ray] (Stacy Cochran, 1996) Kino Lorber
Sinbad of the Seven Seas [Blu-ray] (Enzo G. Castellari, 1989) Kino Lorber
Baby: Secret of the Lost Legend [Blu-ray] (Bill L. Norton, 1985) Kino Lorber
The Last Hunter [Blu-ray] (Antonio Margheriti, 1980) Code Red / Kino Lorber 
V.I. Warshawski [Blu-ray] (Jeff Kanew, 1991) Kino Lorber
The Master - Complete TV Series [Blu-ray] (1984) Kino Lorber
Crossing the Bridge / Indian Summer - Double Feature [Blu-ray] (Mike Binder, 1992-1993) Kino Lorber
The Outlaw [Blu-ray] (Howard Hughes, 1943) Kino Lorber
The Ambulance [Blu-ray] (Larry Cohen, 1990) Shout! Factory
Downfall [Blu-ray] (Oliver Hirschbiegel, 2004) Shout! Factory
Rockula [Blu-ray] (Luca Bercovici, 1990) Shout! Factory

Intermezzo: A Love Story [Blu-ray] (Gregory Ratoff, 1939) Kino Classics

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1982) Universal Studios 


Miss Zombie BD - When the Teramoto family received their new domestic servant, Sara (Ayaka Komatsu), they were provided specific instructions: do not feed her meat ( It may turn feral ) and use the enclosed pistol to dispatch it, if there is a threat of bodily harm. So begins the ultra-dark comedy by Japanese cult director SABU (Mr. Long, Happiness). The fearful neighbors treat the disfigured servant as a monster, even as the family comes to trust and accept her. Like all good zombie movies, Miss ZOMBIE blends humor with moments of frightening violence, and holds up a mirror to society, forcing us to question who among us are the actual monsters. Blu-ray Release date: January 2nd, 2018

Columbo Season Two BD - John Cassavetes stars in the season premiere, Etude in Black, as a philandering symphony conductor, with Blythe Danner and Hollywood legend Myrna Loy in support; Oscar winner Ray Milland is a scheming orchid grower in "The Greenhouse Jungle," co-starring Bradford Dillman and William Smith; Robert Culp and Dean Stockwell are a football team manager and owner, respectively, whose disagreements blossom into murder in "The Most Crucial Game"; and Jeanette Nolan offers stellar comic relief in "Double Shock," which features Martin Landau as identical twins--one of whom has murdered their uncle. Performances by Richard Basehart, Laurence Harvey, Leonard Nimoy, Anne Francis, Anne Baxter, and Mel Ferrer also highlight the season. Magnificent television! Blu-ray Release Date: March 10th, 2017

One Dark Night BD - In this spooky horror outing aimed at teen audiences, the innocent new girl in town tries to become friends with a rough but cool crowd. They are all pretty mean, especially the young woman who is mad that the girl stole her boyfriend, and they decide that the girl must survive an ordeal before they let her join their gang. They send her to a funeral home to spend the night by herself. Unfortunately, none of them realize that it is inhabited by a murderous ghost just waiting to suck the life out of all of them. 88 Films Blu-ray Release date: December 26th, 2017

The Toolbox Murders BD - A secured Los Angeles apartment building is beset by a series of grisly murders by a toolbox-carrying ski-masked killer. In between drilling, claw-hammering, and nail-gunning "sinful" women, he also takes time to stalk good girl Laurie (Pamela Ferdin). When he abducts her, her brother Joey (Nicholas Beauvy) and the building super's nephew Kent (Wesley Eure) play detectives 88 Films Blu-ray Release date: December 4th, 2017

Stranger Things - Season One BD - Hop on your bike, grab some waffles and get ready to save Will and Barb with the Stranger Things. The ‘80s are alive and well in this special edition of your favorite binge-worthy show, coming in a VHS-style box containing two Blu-rays two DVDs. Whether you want to enjoy one episode at a time or you’re ready to finish them all in one sitting, this Stranger Things box set will have you ready to take a trip to the Upside Down. Stranger Things Season 1 has been one of the biggest breakout shows in recent memory. When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one strange little girl. Blu-ray Release date: November, 2017

The Weekend Murders BD - A large English family meet at the family estate for the reading of their father's will. Each expects to be the recipient of a tidy sum. But apart from the local constable and a few other small awards to the help, the entire estate goes to the favorite daughter (Anna Moffo). No sooner than the will is read, murder is done. First the butler, then several members of the family! The local constable is joined by a Scotland Yard inspector (Lance Percival), who sees it as an open and shut case. However, it does not turn out that way, in this giallo directed by Michele Lupo. Blu-ray Release Date: August 11th, 2016

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

January 1st, 2018



Battle of the Sexes [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris, 2017) 20th Century Fox

Blame It on Rio [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1984) Kino Classics

The Breakfast Club [Blu-ray] (John Hughes, 1985) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Executioner's Song [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Schiller, 1982) Kino Classics

Ken and Kazu [Blu-ray] (Hiroshi Shoji, 2015) RB UK Third Window Films

For Love of Ivy [Blu-ray] (Daniel Mann, 1968) Kino Classics

Hell Night [Blu-ray] (Tom DeSimone, 1981) Shout! Factory

Miss Zombie [Blu-ray] (SABU, 2013) Redemption (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rebel in the Rye [Blu-ray] (Danny Strong, 2017) Shout! Factory

Seven Blood-Stained Orchids [Blu-ray] (Umberto Lenzi, 1972) Code Red / Kino Lorber

The Stolen [Blu-ray] (Niall Johnson, 2017) Universal Studios


January 8th, 2018



3:10 To Yuma [Blu-ray] (Delmer Daves, 1957) UK Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Across the Universe [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Julie Taymor, 2007) Sony Pictures

Bad Day for the Cut [Blu-ray] (Chris Baugh , 2017) Well Go USA

Bitch [Blu-ray] (Marianna Palka, 2017) MPI

Bullet Head [Blu-ray] (Paul Solet, 2017) LionsGate

The Cat o' Nine Tails [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1971) Arrow UK

The Cat o' Nine Tails [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1971) Arrow US

Emmanuelle and the Deadly Black Cobra [Blu-ray] (Joe D'Amato, 1976) Kino

The Garden of Allah [Blu-ray] (Richard Boleslawski, 1936) Kino Classics

Inherit the Wind [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1960) Kino Classics

Intermezzo: A Love Story [Blu-ray] (Gregory Ratoff, 1939) Kino Classics

Judgment at Nuremberg [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1961) Kino Classics

Matinee [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1993) Shout! Factory

Not as a Stranger [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1955) Kino Classics

Seijun Suzuki: The Early Years. Vol. 1 Seijun Rising: The Youth Movies Limited Edition [Blu-ray] The Boy Who Came Back (1958), The Wind-of-Youth Group Crosses the Mountain Pass (1961) , Teenage Yakuza (1962), The Incorrigible (1963) and Born Under Crossed Stars (1965) - Arrow UK

Silver Bullet [Blu-ray] (Daniel Attias, 1985) Imports

The Witches [Blu-ray] (Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, etc.,1967) Arrow UK

The Witches [Blu-ray] (Mauro Bolognini, Vittorio De Sica, etc.,1967) Arrow US

The Young in Heart [Blu-ray] (Richard Wallace, Lewis Milestone, 1938) Kino Classics

Young Mr. Lincoln [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1939) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)


January 15th, 2018



Blade Runner 2049 [3D Blu-ray] (Denis Villeneuve, 2017) Warner

The Cat Returns [Blu-ray] (Hiroyuki Morita, 2002) GKIDS

Eye of the Cat [Blu-ray] (David Lowell Rich, 1969) Shout! Factory

Fascination [Blu-ray] (Jean Rollin, 1979) RB UK Black House Films

I, Daniel Blake [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 2016) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Killer Caliber .32 [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Brescia, 1967) RB DE Koch Media

Kills on Wheels [Blu-ray] (Attila Till, 2016) RB UK Eureka

Loving Vincent [Blu-ray] (Dorota Kobiela, Hugh Welchman, 2017) Cinedigm

Macon County Line [Blu-ray] (Richard Compton, 1974) Shout! Factory

Matinee [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1993) Shout! Factory

My Neighbors the Yamadas [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1999) GKIDS

New World [Blu-ray] (Park Hoon-jung, 2013) RB UK Eureka

Phenomena [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1985) - RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Raw Deal [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1948) ClassicFlix

The Snowman [Blu-ray] (Tomas Alfredson, 2017) Universal Studios

Trouble Bound [Blu-ray] (Jeffrey Reiner, 1993) Kino Lorber

Whisper of the Heart [Blu-ray] (Yoshifumi Kondô, 1995) GKIDS


January 22nd, 2018



10 Cloverfield Lane [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016) Paramount

Along Came Jones [Blu-ray] (Stuart Heisler, 1945) ClassicFlix

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes [Blu-ray] (John De Bello, 1978) MVD Rewind Collection

Blue Collar [Blu-ray] (Paul Schrader, 1978) UK Indicator

The Border [Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1982) UK Indicator

Borg vs McEnroe [Blu-ray] (Janus Metz, 2017) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Casanova Brown [Blu-ray] (Sam Wood, 1944) ClassicFlix

Charley Varrick [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1973) UK Indicator

Dance Macabre [Blu-ray] (Greydon Clark, 1992) Shout! Factory

Eclipse Series 45: Claude Autant-Lara —Four Romantic Escapes from Occupied France - Criterion

The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1973) RB UK Nucleus Films

The Fortune [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1975) UK Indicator

The Killing of a Sacred Deer [Blu-ray] (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2017) Lionsgate

Kings of the Road [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 1976) RB UK AX1 Films

Le mystère Picasso [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1956) - RB UK Arrow

The One-Armed Swordsman [Blu-ray] (Cheh Chang, 1967) RB UK 88 Films

Opera [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1987) Scorpion Releasing

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1970) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rappin' [Blu-ray] (Joel Silberg, 1985) Shout! Factory

Red Trees [Blu-ray] (Marina Willer, 2017) Cohen Media

Shakedown [Blu-ray] (James Glickenhaus, 1988) Shout! Factory

The Sword and the Claw [Blu-ray] (Natuk Baytan, 1975) American Genre Film Archive

The Twilight People [Blu-ray] (Eddie Romero, 1945) VCI

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