Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF January 19th, 2015

  This Week's Highlights

Owele egwe! This week we have reviews of Blu-rays and DVDs including films directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Nicolas Roeg, Michael Mann, Edmund Goulding, Kenneth Branagh, Claude Berri, Luc Besson, Marcel Carné, King Vidor among others. Our Release Calendar includes new updates, and April Criterions, of films-to-Blu-ray and DVD including work by Carol Reed, Jean-Pierre Melville, Preston Sturges, Jean Renoir, Yasujiro Ozu, Robert Siodmak, Wim Wenders, Robert Altman, Arthur Penn, Blake Edwards, (Atom Egoyan, Barry Levinson, Tobe Hooper, Shirley Clarke, Roger Vadim and more. We have a CONTEST posted with another Brand New Kino-Lorber Blu-ray prize!- have fun!

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Odd Man Out [Blu-ray] (Carol Reed, 1947) Criterion

The Friends of Eddie Coyle [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1973) Criterion

Le Silence de la Mer [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949) Criterion

Sullivan's Travels [Blu-ray] (Preston Sturges, 1941) Criterion

The River [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1951) Criterion

Eclipse series 42: Silent Ozu - Three Crime Dramas (Walk Cheerfully, That Night's Wife, Dragnet Girl) Criterion

The Theory of Everything [Blu-ray] (James Marsh, 2014) Universal

The Strange Affair of Uncle Harry [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1945) Olive Films

David and Lisa [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, 1962) Scorpion Releasing

The End of Violence [Blu-ray]  (Wim Wenders, 1997) Olive Films

Vincent & Theo [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1990) Olive Films

Alice's Restaurant [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1969) Olive Films

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1966) Olive Films

The Captive [Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 2014) Lions Gate

The Humbling [Blu-ray] (Barry Levinson, 2014) Millennium Entertainment

Without a Clue [Blu-ray] (Thom Eberhardt, 1988) Olive Films

Cover Up [Blu-ray] (Alfred E. Green, 1949) Kino Lorber

The Quiet Gun [Blu-ray] (William F. Claxton, 1957) Olive Films

The Shanghai Story [Blu-ray] (Frank Lloyd, 1954) Olive Films

Stranger at My Door [Blu-ray] (William Witney, 1956) Olive Films

The Interview [Blu-ray] (Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen, 2014) Sony

Invaders from Mars [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1986) Shout! Factory

The Beat Generation [Blu-ray] (Charles F. Haas, 1959) Olive Films

The Connection [Blu-ray] (Shirley Clarke, 1962) Milestone Films

Chattahoochee [Blu-ray] (Mick Jackson, 1989) Olive Films

Convicts [Blu-ray] (Peter Masterson, 1991) Olive Films

Vice and Virtue [Blu-ray] (Roger Vadim, 1963) Kino Lorber

Hester Street [Blu-ray] (Joan Micklin Silver, 1975) Kino Lorber

The Breakfast Club - 30th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (John Hughes, 1985) Universal

Firepower [Blu-ray] (Michael Winner, 1979) Scorpion Releasing

Best Seller [Blu-ray] (John Flynn, 1987) Olive Films

At War with the Army [Blu-ray] (Hal Walker, 1950) Kino Lorber

Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission / Fatal Mission [Blu-ray] - Olive Films

John Ford: Dreaming the Quiet Man [Blu-ray] (Sé Merry Doyle, 2010) Olive Films

Night Game [Blu-ray] (Peter Masterson, 1989) Olive Films

The Facts of Life [Blu-ray] (Melvin Frank, 1960) Olive Films

How to Beat the High Co$t of Living [Blu-ray] (Robert Scheerer, 1980) Olive Films

The Tales of Hoffmann [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

Circle of Danger (Jacques Tourneur, 1951) R2 Network

Manuela (Guy Hamilton, 1957) R2 Network

Pictures of the Old World (Dusan Hanák, 1972) R2 UK Second Run

Spring in a Small Town (Mu Fei, 1948) R2 UK BFI

Winter Sleep [Blu-ray] (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2014) RB UK New Wave Films

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

Sweet Smell of Success [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1957) RB UK Arrow Academy

The Outsider [Blu-ray] (Paul L. Stein, 1939) RB UK Network

My Brother Jonathan (Harold French, 1948) R2 Network

Big Hero 6 [Blu-ray] (Chris Williams Don Hall, 2014) Disney

Wild River [Blu-ray] (Elia Kazan, 1960) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Other [Blu-ray] (Robert Mulligan, 1972) RB UK Eureka

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

'71 [Blu-ray] (Yann Demange, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

Waterfront [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1950) RB UK Network

Network [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1976) RB UK Arrow Academy

The Nightcomers [Blu-ray] (Michael Winner, 1971) RB UK Network

Homeland - Season 4 [Blu-ray] [2015] RB UK 20th Century Fox



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Top spot for content easily goes to Arrow Film's Blu-ray of Michael Mann's Thief - an incredible, limited edition, package of the tense thriller with two 1080P versions of the film and many supplements. Best Blu-ray deal of the year-to-date is Claude Berri's Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring by Shout! Factory. Each 2 hour film gets its own dual-layered Blu-ray transfer and is presently 55% OFF Pre-order for the two-film package. It isn't mandatory for great cinema to include Emmanuelle Béart dancing naked, but it doesn't hurt either. I'm probably alone in my appreciation for Luc Besson's Lucy - a highly interesting premise and quite the eye-candy demo Blu-ray disc. Hammer Studios Kiss of the Vampire surely deserves mention with its different spin on Vampirism - the UK Blu-ray is a fabulous way to join in on the fun. Studio Canal's Blu-ray of Marcel Carné's Le Jour se Leve is a solid Blu-ray offering great value. Absolutely recommended! Kenneth Branagh's Henry V is a magnificent adaptation of the Shakespeare classic. An important film to own on Blu-ray. Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg's Performance is iconic in many ways and the Warner Archive Blu-ray appears to be the best way to see the film at present, despite a curious alteration. Bill Gunn's 1973 Ganja & Hess deserves accolades as well via Eureka's new Blu-ray. Kino Lorber offer a new Blu-ray of River's Edge - chilling social commentary of an often an underrated film effort. Very worthy, IMO. King Vidor's War and Peace has the epic grandeur and performances and I appreciate owning it on Blu-ray. I'm a huge fan of The Razor's Edge with Power and Tierney although the Blu-ray appearance seems to underwhelm - it remains a must-see film experience. Love is the Devil is both a fascinating and deeply searing portrait of the artist, Francis Bacon (Derek Jacobi), at the height of his notoriety in the 1960's and is now available on Blu-ray from Strand Releasing. On DVD Gregory covered some Warner Archive SD's including All My Sons with Edward G. and Burt Lancaster, Mark Robson's Trial with Glenn Ford, Arthur Kennedy and Dorothy McGuire and Revolt in the Big House - part of the sub-genre of film noir/prison pictures. Eric covered Viktor with Gérard Depardieu and Elizabeth Hurley while I gave coverage to Francis Ford Coppola's The Rain People with future stars of The Godfather, James Caan and Robert Duvall. Have an exceptional week - see you soon!


Henry V BD - Kenneth Branagh makes his feature-film directorial debut with this adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. After the Chorus Derek Jacobi introduces the play, young king of England Henry V Kenneth Branagh begins an angry dialogue with King Charles of France Paul Scofield. The king's son, Dauphin Michael Maloney, insults Henry and the argument escalates into war. In flashback, Henry is seen as a young man drinking in a tavern with Falstaff Robbie Coltrane, Bardolph Richard Briers, Nym Geoffrey Hutchings, Pistol Robert Stephens, and Mistress Quickly Judi Dench. Meanwhile, Henry and his captain, Fluellen Ian Holm, assemble an army and invade France. The French greatly outnumber the British troops, yet Henry leads them to victory in the Battle of Agincourt after delivering his famous St. Crispin's Day Speech. Throughout this struggle, Henry also courts Katherine Emma Thompson and eventually wins her over. Blu-ray Release date: January 27th, 2015

Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring BD - Yves Montand (The Wages Of Fear) and Gerard Depardieu (Cyrano de Bergerac) star in Jean de Florette, a timeless tale of greed, survival and fate. Set amidst the rugged hills of Provence, this epic saga follows the heroic efforts of Jean Cadoret (Depardieu), who inherits a farm from his mother, Florette, and leaves his city job behind, hoping to create a "new Eden", with his wife and daughter. But, unbeknownst to Jean, his greedy neighbor, Cesar Soubeyran (Montand), is plotting to steal the land out from under him with a wicked scheme that drives Jean to the brink of madness! Ten years after her father’s death, Manon (Emmanuelle Beart, Un Coeur en Hiver) has no idea that her neighbor Cesar Soubeyran (Montand) cheated her out of her father’s land. But when Manon discovers that Soubeyran was directly responsible for her father’s death, she goes after him with a vengeance in this "epic [and] rousing tale of retribution", (Newsweek)! Daniel Auteuil (Cache, 36th Precinct) also stars. Blu-ray Release Date: January 27th, 2015

Thief BD - In Thief, James Caan plays Frank, a professional jewel thief who wants to marry Jessie (Tuesday Weld) and settle down into a normal life. In order to achieve his dream of a family, Frank--who is used to working solo--has to align himself with a crime boss named Leo (Robert Prosky), who will help him gain the money he needs to begin his domestic life. Frank plans to retire after the heist, yet he finds himself indebted to Leo and he struggles to break free. Thief is the first feature film from director Michael Mann and it seethes with his stylish, atmospheric direction. Though his cool approach may put off some viewers, it's a distinctive and effective story-telling approach, and Caan's performance ranks among his very best, making Thief a crime movie like few others. Arrow Blu-ray Release Date: January 26th, 2015

The Razor's Edge BD - Screen legend Tyrone Power stars in this engaging classic based on W. Somerset Maugham's best-selling novel. Despite being offered an impressive job when he returns from World War I, Larry Darrell (Power) instead opts for the Paris bohemian lifestyle, followed by a soul-searching trip to the Far East. After his beautiful fiancée (Gene Tierney) loses patience with the spiritual seeker and marries a wealthy man, Larry finds himself drawn to Sophie (Anne Baxter in an OSCAR-Winning performance), an old friend. Newly widowed, Sophie has descended into alcoholism, a state from which Larry hopes to save her in this thought-provoking film Nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Blu-ray Release Date: January 13th, 2015

Performance BD - Roeg's debut as a director is a virtuoso juggling act which manipulates its visual and verbal imagery so cunningly that the borderline between reality and fantasy is gradually eliminated. The first half-hour is straight thriller enough to suggest a Kray Bros documentary as Fox, enforcer for a London protection racket, goes about his work with such relish that he involves the gang in a murder and has to hide from retribution in a Notting Hill basement. There, waiting to escape abroad, he becomes involved with a fading pop star (Jagger) brooding in exile over the loss of his powers of incantation. In what might be described (to borrow from Kenneth Anger) as an invocation to his demon brother, the pop star recognizes his lost power lurking in the blind impulse to violence of his visitor, and so teases and torments him with drug-induced psychedelics that the latter responds in the only way he knows how: by rewarding one mind-blowing with another, at gunpoint. Blu-ray Release Date: March 25th, 2014

Love is the Devil BD - Maybury's film about Francis Bacon (Jacobi) focuses on the slow but inexorable downward spiral of his seven-year relationship with his lover, model and muse George Dyer (Craig), a smalltime villain whom the painter first met burgling his house. It's the tale of a charged but uncomfortable encounter, not only between two very different personalities, but between two different (but both very English) worlds: the arty, boozy Soho set and, ironically rather less amoral and more sympathetic, the East End criminal fraternity. At its heart is a raw, painful, even cruel love affair based on dominance, submission, snobbery and sadism, which is brought vividly to life by images often (but never excessively) reminiscent of Bacon's paintings. The performances are terrific, with Jacobi particularly astonishing as Bacon. Blu-ray Release date: January 20th, 2015

Lucy BD - Starting with the provocative premise – that human beings use only 10% of their brain capacity – this is strictly science fiction. Filmmaker Luc Besson knew that this percentage figure was inaccurate, yet plunged ahead with his inventive adventure, revolving around a naďve young American named Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) who gets tricked into delivering a mysterious metal briefcase to a Taiwanese crime boss, Mr. Jang (South Korean actor Choi Min Sik), and forced to become one of his drug mules. When she’s repeatedly kicked in the gut, there’s leakage from the bag of blue crystals, a narcotic known as CPH4, that’s been surgically inserted in her abdomen, and a metamorphosis occurs: Lucy becomes superhuman. Blu-ray Release date: January 20th, 2015

Le Jour se Leve BD - Possibly the best of the Carné-Prévert films, certainly their collaboration at its most classically pure, with Gabin a dead man from the outset as his honest foundry worker, hounded into jealousy and murder by a cynical seducer, holes up with a gun in an attic surrounded by police, remembering in flashback how it all started while he waits for the end. Fritz Lang might have given ineluctable fate a sharper edge (less poetry, more doom), but he couldn't have bettered the performances from Gabin, Berry, Arletty, and (as the subject of Gabin's romantic agony) Laurent. Remade in Hollywood as The Long Night in 1947. Blu-ray Release Date: October 27th, 2014

River's Edge BD - The nude, strangled body of a teenaged girl lies on the edge of the river. Her murderer is her boyfriend, Daniel Roebuck. All the kids in Roebuck's dismal, dead-end town know who committed the murder. Trouble is, no one bothers to turn Roebuck in; some of the teens don't know how to react to the crime, while others, strung out on drugs and booze, just don't give a damn. A study of contemporary alienation, River's Edge was based on a real-life incident that occurred in Milpitas, California, in 1981. That same year, Neal Jimenez wrote his screenplay for River's Edge, but was not able to finance the project until 1987. Except for Dennis Hopper, cast as a holdover from the sixties who hobbles about on one leg and makes love to a blow-up doll, the cast was largely comprised of unknowns, many of whom (Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, Ione Skye) would definitely be heard from in the future. Blu-ray Release date: January 13th, 2015

War and Peace BD - In a span of three hours and twenty-six minutes, these people roll out on the screen a vast Technicolored panorama of human drama and military spectacle, which, while it may at times stagger the viewer, gives no evidence of having exhausted them. The whole crisscrossed saga of Czarist patricians and the repulse of Napoleon in Russia in 1812 unfolds with a ponderous rhythm, and the actors extant at the end—especially Henry Fonda and Audrey Hepburn—appear as fresh as they were when it began. Blu-ray Release date: January 20th, 2015

Ganja & Hess BD - Flirting with the conventions of blaxploitation and the horror cinema, Bill Gunn s revolutionary independent film Ganja & Hess is a highly stylized and utterly original treatise on sex, religion, and African American identity. Duane Jones (Night of the Living Dead) stars as anthropologist Hess Green, who is stabbed with an ancient ceremonial dagger by his unstable assistant (director Bill Gunn), endowing him with the blessing of immortality, and the curse of an unquenchable thirst for blood. When the assistant s beautiful and outspoken wife Ganja (Marlene Clark) comes searching for her vanished husband, she and Hess form an unexpected partnership. Together, they explore just how much power there is in the blood. Blu-ray Release Date: January 26th, 2015

Kiss of the Vampire BD - Honeymooning in Bavaria, Gerald and Marianne Harcourt experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner and the couple are persuaded to go. Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove disastrous as they become unwittingly embroiled with this company of vampires who seek to initiate them into their diabolical creed. When the pair attend a masked ball at the chateau a few days later things start to go eerily wrong when Gerald begins to feel faint and Marianne disappears only to later return in front of a ceremony of gowned vampires and announced as their new disciple. Blu-ray Release date: December 1st, 2014

The Rain People - Coppola's fourth feature, a fascinating early road movie made entirely on location with a minimal crew and a constantly evolving script. Never very popular by comparison with Easy Rider probably because it suggested that dropping out was mere escapism, it has far greater depth and complexity to its curious admixture of feminist tract and pure thriller. Knight is outstanding (in a superb cast) as the pregnant woman who runs away in quest of the identity she feels she has lost as a Long Island housewife, and finds herself increasingly tangled in the snares of responsibility through her encounters with a football player left mindless by an accident (Caan) and a darkly amorous traffic cop (Duvall). Symbolism rumbles beneath the characterisations (Caan as the baby she is running from and with, Duvall as the sexuality and domination she is trying to deny) but it is never facile; and the rhythms of the road movie (leading through wonderfully bizarre locations to a resonantly melodramatic finale) confirm that Coppola's prime talent lies in choreographing movement. DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2009

Trial - That venerable academy State University won't renew law prof Glenn Ford's contract because he lacks courtroom experience. He signs up with slick lawyer Arthur Kennedy ("Law's a business like any other"), who promptly makes him point man in a high-visibility trial. A Mexican boy has been charged with murder of an underage Anglo girl in a case of statutory rape. Town racists whip up a lynch mob; meanwhile, Kennedy flits across the country to milk cash from a leftist rally for the boy. But, confident that Ford will blow the defense, he's only interested in providing a profitable martyr for the "cause." DVD Release Date: July 29th, 2014

Revolt in the Big House - This B-grade prison movie really packs a wallop, thanks to committed performances from a cast featuring Gene Evans, Tim Carey and Robert Blake. A stock story is brought to convincing, exciting life as hardened criminal Gene Evans is thrown into the "Big House". Right off the bat, he organizes a crashout. But he has other things on his mind as well. Routine as it may at first seem, this movie holds a number of surprises that make well worth anyone's time. Evans is solid as ever and expert at taking charge of the situation. He has no trouble standing up to and intimidating Tim Carey (a feat in itself). But the most impressive performance comes from young Robert Blake: his subtle use of accent and his consistency of character show true acting talent. DVD Release Date: October 28th, 2014

All My Sons - Set in a small-town in the Midwest, Chris Keller (Burt Lancaster) returns from the war to join his self-made father, Joe (Edward G. Robinson), in his successful manufacturing firm and is determined to marry childhood neighbor friend Ann Deever (Louisa Horton). She now lives in Chicago with her lawyer brother George (Howard Duff), where they moved to after her father Herbert (Frank Conroy) was sent to prison for selling the government defective airplane cylinders which caused the deaths of 21 pilots over the Pacific. At the time, Joe and Herbert were business partners. Joe got off because he lied on the stand and let his partner take the full blame. Chris's older brother was engaged to Ann, but the flyer has been missing in action for three years after going on a raid, and Chris's mother Kate (Mady Christians) believes her son is still alive and therefore will not grant permission for the marriage. DVD Release Date: November 21st, 2014

Viktor - In this fast-paced, film noir-style thriller, Viktor Lambert (Gérard Depardieu) is serving a seven-year sentence for an art heist in his native France, leaving his teen son s welfare in the hands of a friend in Russia. When he learns of his son s ruthless murder, just months before his release, he becomes obsessed with unraveling the mystery ... and consumed with the desire for vengeance. Returning to Moscow, where he has a dark history himself, he enlists the help of his long-time love and criminal partner, glamorous Russian club owner Alexandra Ivanova (Elizabeth Hurley), and his lifelong best friend, renowned Chechen ballet choreographer Souliman (Eli Danker). Unconcerned with his own well-being, Viktor enters a dark and violent underworld of drugs, diamonds and smugglers, embarking on his own pitiless manhunt. When he discovers he is to become a grandfather, it sparks hope and gives him reason to live ... But now he must also keep her safe from the same killers in a brutal game of cat and mouse. Can a father s sins be redeemed ... and a bitter man find his heart? DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2015

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

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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