Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF March 1st, 2010


This Week's Highlights

Asalamu alaykim! - 28 more new reviews this week. It seems every 7 days we get additional important films moved to Blu-ray. This newsletter we have Nicholas Ray, Terrence Malick, Kurosawa (2), Fritz Lang and a few more with desirable cinema in 1080P resolution. What a time - what a time! We've got some interesting calendar updates as well - a new contest with a Criterion Blu-ray prize, our FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray of the MONTH and much more.... thanks for stopping by - sit down and stay a while. I'll grab you a coffee!

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Inland Empire [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 2006) R'B' UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

The Leopard [Blu-ray] (Luchino Visconti, 1963) R'B UK BFI

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 2009) Sony Pictures

The Last Emperor [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987) R'B' UK - Optimum

Toby Dammit (Federico Fellini, 1968) R2 UK - Arrow Films

Rendezvous In Paris (Eric Rohmer, 1995) R2 UK - Artificial Eye

Le Combat Dans L'Ile (Alain Cavalier, 1962) - Zeitgeist Films

"The Unusuals" (Noah Hawley, 2009) ( Exclusive) - Sony

The New Daughter [Blu-ray] (Luis Berdejo, 2009) Anchor Bay/Starz

The Machine Girl [Blu-ray] (Noboru Iguchi, 2008) Tokyo Shock

Crossing Over [Blu-ray] (Wayne Kramer, 2009) Vivendi Entertainment

Death Race 2000 [Blu-ray] (Paul Bartel, 1975) Shout! Factory

The Road [Blu-ray] (John Hillcoat, 2009) R'B' UK - Icon Home Entertainment

Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958) R2 UK Secondrun DVD

Diana Dors Double Bill - Is Your Honeymoon Really Necessary? / My Wife's Lodger [Blu-ray][1953] R'B' UK BFI

The Essential Eric Rohmer Collection - R2 - UK Artificial Eye

Eric Rohmer - Moral Tales - R2 - UK Artificial Eye

Fish Tank [Blu-ray] (Andrea Arnold, 2009) R'B' UK - Artificial Eye

Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Parajanov, 1964) R2 UK - Artificial Eye

It's Complicated [Blu-ray] (Nancy Meyers, 2009) Universal Studios

M [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1931) - Criterion

Stagecoach (John Ford, 1939) Criterion
[Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1939) Criterion

Eclipse Series 21-Oshimas Outlaw Sixties - (Pleasures of the Flesh, Violence at Noon, Sing a Song of Sex, Double Suicide and Three Resurrected Drunkards) Criterion

Walkabout (Nicolas Roeg, 1971) Criterion
[Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1971) Criterion

By Brakhage-An Anthology V02 - Criterion

By Brakhage-An Anthology V01 & 2 [Blu-ray] - Criterion

The Great Dictator [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1940) R'B' UK Park Circus

The Kid [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1921) R'B' UK Park Circus

The Killer [Blu-ray] (John Woo, 1989) Weinstein Company

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  There are some essential upcoming releases covered this week - and while I'd like to give highest accolades to one over the other(s), I don't think I am capable. I do, however, have a favorite - Nicholas Ray's Bigger Than Life, is a totally addictive (no pun) film that looks so exquisite. I have a shelf of absolute personal top film/transfers and this Criterion edition will easily find it's way there. Fritz Lang’s 'M' on Blu-ray from The Masters of Cinema has worthiness as well for that cabinet location. However, I also can't take anything away from the Blu-ray of Malick's Days of Heaven. One of a handful of 'perfect' visual films seemingly made for this new format. It causes you to just sit in awe almost forgetting the plot. Kurosawa's Yojimbo reaches some lofty heights with Sanjuro a notable notch below. Both recommendable. Jason Reitman's Up in the Air - a very good modern film - seems overmatched in the company of the already listed discs but it is definitely worthy of a spin or two. My guilty-pleasure niche was pleasantly filled with the umpteenth Harryhausen monsters of Clash of the Titans - a dominant step above any past DVD incarnations. Shifting slightly to a more sci-fi proper mode what about Close Encounters of the Third Kind? You forget how well made and expertly paced it is until you simply watch it again. I was very high on the Masters of Cinema's high-definition Soul Power - and am thankful to Brian for comparing to the newer Sony 1080P. Gregory continues to fill us in on Warner's Archive Noirs with the highly rated films Out of the Fog and The Unfaithful. I'm pretty sure I saw Girly a couple of decades ago and Eric has me interested to give it another look-see. Ditto for the curiously perverse A L'aventure. Brian has revisited Killer of Sheep with a comparisons reminding me of what a classic film it is. DVD transformed me into an Argento fan and rate both Phenomena and, his first, Bird With the Crystal Plumage. On the negative, while I probably won't indulge in either - I'd lean more towards Leonard's coverage of Geharha - the Dark and Long Haired Monster than Spike Jonze's film Where the Wild Things Are. There is more than enough to expand one's digital library budget on this week...


Where the Wild Things Are BD - Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers rethinking of Maurice Sendak's classic children's book could be thought of in developmental terms as about sharing, control, autonomy – all things that a latency age kid, especially a boy, needs to have in place if he – or she – is to graduate to adolescence. The protagonist here is Max (Max Records), who is not so good at dealing the loss of a father, the sharing of space with a sister who fails to defend him when she should, and a mother who, though evidently caring of Max, needs to make some space for own needs as well. Blu-ray Release date: March 2nd, 2010

Geharha - the Dark and Long Haired Monster BD - I have to say this one of the strangest Blu-rays that has come across my desk. For starters, Geharha (the title, by the way, does not appear in English anywhere on the cover) has to be one of the most expensive per minute of feature film in this format in existence. The entire feature runs about 19 minutes. As of this writing YesAsia’s price of $54.99 makes that about $3.20 per minute. Perhaps more peculiar is that the Making-Of documentary is three times longer than the feature film. The feature, including its coming attractions and credits, has 32 chapter stops. That’s one about every 40 seconds. Want more: The feature is merely the proposed first in a series of episodes. Blu-ray Release date: September 30th, 2009

Bigger Than Life BD - Though ignored at the time of its release, Nicholas Ray’s Bigger Than Life is now recognized as one of the great American films of the 1950s. When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father (James Mason, in one of his most indelible roles) is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. Blu-ray Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

Days of Heaven BD - One-of-a-kind filmmaker-philosopher Terrence Malick has created some of the most visually arresting movies of the twentieth century, and his glorious period tragedy Days of Heaven, featuring Oscar-winning cinematography by Nestor Almendros, stands out among them. In 1910, a Chicago steel worker (Richard Gere) accidentally kills his supervisor and flees to the Texas panhandle with his girlfriend (Brooke Adams) and little sister (Linda Manz) to work harvesting wheat in the fields of a stoic farmer (Sam Shepard). A love triangle, a swarm of locusts, a hellish fire—Malick captures it all with dreamlike authenticity, creating at once a timeless American idyll and a gritty evocation of turn-of-the-century labor. Blu-ray Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

Yojimbo BD - The incomparable Toshiro Mifune stars in Akira Kurosawa’s visually stunning and darkly comic Yojimbo (The Bodyguard). In order to rid a village of corruption, masterless samurai Sanjuro turns a range war between two evil clans to his own advantage. Remade both as A Fistful of Dollars and, more recently, Last Man Standing, this exhilarating gangster-Western remains one of the most influential and entertaining genre-twisters ever produced. Blu-ray Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

Sanjuro BD - Toshiro Mifune swaggers and snarls to brilliant comic effect in Akira Kurosawa’s tightly paced, beautifully composed Sanjuro. In this sly companion piece to Yojimbo, the jaded samurai Sanjuro helps an idealistic group of young warriors weed out their clan’s evil influences, and in the process turns their image of a “proper” samurai on its ear. Less brazen in tone than its predecessor but just as engaging... Blu-ray Release Date: March 23rd, 2010

Far From the Madding Crowd - Alas, when Schlesinger abandons Bathsheba's inner life and constricted universe, he's stuck with a simplistic love story and lots of pretty scenery (both of which, it should be added, will appeal immensely to a great many moviegoers). The spacious landscape of Dorset is photographed in stunning beauty, and we get panoramas of hillsides with heroic characters running up and down them. But when we get to close-ups we find that Hardy's people have been ironed out by a bland and empty "treatment." They are no longer interesting enough to absorb us for three hours. DVD Release Date: January 27, 2009

The Guns of Navarone - The settings, fighters, and armaments change, but the fervor, terror, heroism, cowardice, agony, resentment, egotism, majesty, relief, pain, death, joy, love, corruption, humor, and insanity abide, as does the desire to mythologize war's grotesquerie. Unlike his progeny, though, Homer didn't bother with scoring political points. Neither pro- nor anti-war, he offered no special succor to those appalled or elated by it. For that, we've got liberals, conservatives, and, for lack of a better term, libratives — those who count receipts before taking sides. DVD Release Date: May 8, 2007

A L'aventure - A sexually unfulfilled young woman embarks on a series of graphic erotic encounters and becomes involved with a student of psychoanalysis who offers to put her under hypnosis. Yes, the notorious Jean-Claude Brisseau, director of 'The Exterminating Angels' and 'Secret Things,' is back with his latest provocation. Another idiosyncratic philosophical meditation on the enigmas of female sexuality, it features the director's latest discovery, Carole Brana. Pretentious smut for high-brows, a dirty old man's fantasies writ large, or a profound and daring exploration of society's sexual taboos? You decide. DVD Release Date: January 12th, 2010

Killer of Sheep - "If [Killer of Sheep] were an Italian film from 1953, we would have every scene memorized,” Michael Tolkin once said. Yet rather than basking in instant name recognition, Burnett’s masterpiece is only now receiving a proper theatrical release. Coming right after the blaxploitation craze of the early to mid-’70s and more than a decade before the in-the-’hood phase of the early ’90s, Killer of Sheep explores what it means to be a man, a woman, a child just barely eking out a marginally comfortable existence... BFI DVD Release Date: October 20th, 2008

My Brother's Wedding - The least known of Charles Burnett's first three features (1983) - the other two are Killer of Sheep and To Sleep With Anger -" focuses on the family pressure exerted on a young man in Watts (Everett Silas), who works at his parents' dry cleaners, to abandon his disreputable ghetto friends and adjust to a more middle-class existence. This struggle is pushed to the limit when he has to choose between attending his older brother's wedding to a woman from an affluent family and attending the funeral of his best friend, a former juvenile delinquent. Burnett's acute handling of actors (most of whom are non-professionals) never falters, and his gifts as a storyteller make this a movie that steadily grows in impact and resonance as one watches. DVD Release Date: October 20th, 2008

Clash of the Titans BD - Before history and beyond imagination! The machinations of gods above and the fates of man and monsters here below play out in a Clash of the Titans. Decades prior to the sensational 2010 version of the tale, Harry Hamlin took up sword and shield to play valorous Perseus, mortal son of Zeus (Laurence Olivier) who sets out to fulfill his destiny by rescuing beloved Andromeda from the wrath of goddess Thetis (Maggie Smith). Perils await Perseus time and again. And eye-filling thrills await viewers as stop-motion effects legend Ray Harryhausen (Jason and the Argonauts) unleashes snake-haired Medusa, fearsome Kraken, winged Pegasus, two-headed dog Dioskilos, giant scorpions and more. Rejoice, fantasy fans: the movie gods gift us with adventure that’s innovative, heroic, titanic. Blu-ray Release date: March 2nd, 2010


Silk - The critical hyperbole on Tartan's DVD cover refers to it as possessing the "realism of WHITE NOISE with the sheer terror of THE EYE." While the film does make use of the usual long-haired women and creepy ghost children as well as the usual digital effects, SILK is putting a new spin on the genre with a plot that extends beyond the usual "find the corpse to free the spirit, oh wait, it's not over yet and is far more complicated than that" that mars most post-RINGU/GRUDGE Asian horror movies (then again, it may not seem so to viewers approaching these one at a time compared to a reviewer with a stack of these on his desk) such as the thriller/ghost hybrid ARANG. DVD Release Date: 12 June 2007

Up in the Air
BD - Ryan Bingham is the Organization Man for the 2000s. He never comes to the office. Technically, he doesn't have an office, he has an address where his employer has an office. His life is devoted to visiting other people's offices, and firing them. “Up in the Air” takes the trust people once had in their jobs and pulls out the rug. It is a film for this time. Blu-ray Release date: March 9th, 2010

The Founding of a Republic
BD - Just ten minutes into The Founding of a Republic, the 60th anniversary docudrama that follows the events that led from the end of the WWII in the Chinese theatre to the founding of the CCP in 1946, I found myself longing for the looseness of another anniversary celebration, the movie musical, 1776. From what I think I know about my own country’s history, what 1776 gets right is the sheer improbability of it all. Blu-ray Release date: December 9th, 2009

BD - Of all Fritz Lang’s creations, none have been more innovative or influential than M, the film that launched German cinema into the sound era with stunning sophistication and mesmerising artistry. A spate of child killings has stricken a terrified Berlin. Peter Lorre gives a legendary performance as the murderer Hans Beckert, who soon finds himself chased by all levels of society. From cinema’s first serial killer hunt, Lang pulls back to encompass social tapestry, police procedural, and underworld conspiracies in an astonishingly multi-faceted and level-headed look at a deeply incendiary topic. Blu-ray Release Date: February 22nd, 2010

Soul Power
BD - Presented in conjunction with the landmark 'Rumble in the Jungle' boxing match between Ali and Foreman, Zaire '74 was a three-day music festival in Kinshasa organised by South African musician Hugh Masekela and American record producer Stewart Levine, and featuring performances by such famed musicians as James Brown, Bill Withers, and B.B. King, among others. Many of the American musicians performing at Zaire '74 had been emboldened by the American Civil Rights movement, and saw their journey to Africa as a unique opportunity not just to perform for a new set of enthusiastic fans, but to explore their roots as well. Blu-ray Release Date: January 26th, 2010

Scream - A rafting tour visit a ghost town and find themselves trapped there as a possibly supernatural presence starts picking them off one by one. That's really all there is to it. Stunt man Byron Quisenberry got some money together, rounded up some name cast members (including Woody Strode, Pepper Martin, Hank Worden, and Alvy Moore) he had worked with on films as a stuntman (along with Ethan Wayne, youngest son of John). The film lacks the expected gore, sex, and nudity and is cast of characters is composed of believable-looking tourists rather than obnoxious teenagers. DVD Release Date: 16 February 2010

Girly - Mumsy (Ursula Howells), Nanny (Pat Heywood) and overgrown "children" Sonny (Howard Trevor) and Girly (Vanessa Howard) are a happy family living in a sprawling, decaying mansion (Hammer Films' famous Oakley Court). Sonny and Girly bring friends home to play but if they don't obey the rules, they are tried and "sent to the angels" but they are just as likely to end up as target practice for Sonny playing cowboys and Indians or as one of Girly's broken toys. DVD Release Date: March 30, 2010

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
BD - Close Encounters takes the favoured dream of every UFO enthusiast (that the US government has been operating a cover-up) and turns it into a majestic and finally unprecedented adventure story. As early references to The Ten Commandments and Chuck Jones's Warner cartoons show, the film seems less concerned with science fiction than with recapturing the wonder of a child's first experience of the cinema, and the surprising thing is that Spielberg moves into this territory so effectively. There are some awkward touches (Truffaut never ceases to be Truffaut, while some of the comedy scenes are a little overplayed), but they're small price to pay for the first film in years to give its audiences a tingle of shocked emotion that is not entirely based either on fear or on suspense. Blu-ray Release date: November 13th, 2007

Dorm - While waiting for something sinister to happen, the viewer is blindsided by how humorous and moving the film turns out to be; managing to balance the somber ghost story with the "coming of age" style comedy/drama (like a lighter Thai boys school variation on the Korean girls school horror films like MEMENTO MORI). The child actors are excellent and are given characters with depth... DVD Release Date: May 22nd, 2007

Death Proof
BD - Close as we are in time to the low-budget exploitation and slasher movies of the 70s, Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof isn't exactly Grindhouse, despite the title. It's too expensive, too well photographed, too well written and it has the benefit Kurt Russell and Zoe Bell. Blu-ray January 26th, 2009

Phenomena - Though not Argento's best film, it is certainly his most enjoyable as the director crams so many odd touches into the 110 minute running time (a lot of which was trimmed for the 84 minute US version). There are razor-wielding chimps, kilos of coffee-grounds standing in for flies (a clever antiquated optical trick), pits full of maggots, skulls, and body parts, a monster child, Iron Maiden's recurrent "Flash of the Blade", Daria Nicolodi's frazzled teacher, striking Dalila Di Lazzaro's stern headmistress who believes in the diabolical "Lord of the Flies", and an ethereal Jennifer Connelly (14 at the time) running around the Swiss mountains chasing insects and being chased by a spear-wielding assassin. DVD Release Date: May 27th, 2008

Out of the Fog - Working-class dreamers Jonah (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf (John Qualen) fish the Brooklyn waters and ponder their glorious plan: buy a big boat and head for sunny Cuba. Then an amoral gangster (John Garfield) puts the squeeze on the few bucks they've saved and puts the moves on Jonah s daughter (Ida Lupino), a restless good girl who d just as soon be bad. And the two friends, the two gentle souls, begin a new plan: murder. Garfield inhabits his role with the amiable cruelty of a top rodent in a rat-eat-rat world, dominating this early-noir gem based on an Irwin Shaw play originally produced by Garfield s Group Theatre colleagues. On screen it s polished diamond hard by trenchant performances, Anatole Litvak s sure-handed direction and moody cinematography by the great James Wong Howe. DVD Release Date: November, 2009

The Unfaithful - The wages of sin are deceit, heartbreak and possibly murder in The Unfaithful, a thriller about a wife who has an affair while her GI husband is off fighting in the Pacific. Then, after the war and happily reunited with her husband, she stabs the castoff lover in what may or may not be a case of self-defense. Ann Sheridan gives one of her finest performances – variously calculating, terrified and remorseful – as a woman desperate to keep her past a secret and her marriage whole. As her attorney, Lew Ayres turns the film’s courtroom scenes into riveting drama. Is the wife a good woman who made a single mistake? Or is she a cold-hearted seductress capable of murder? The Unfaithful lets you decide. DVD Release Date: July, 2009

Bird With the Crystal Plumage
BD - This is Dario Argento's directorial debut and with it, he pretty much put giallo movies on the map. That's how potent and influential this movie turned out to be. The premise is nothing special: an American writer in Rome sees a murder attempt but is helpless to try and stop it, and so gets entangled in the investigation to stop the murderer. The premise is not so important as how everything plays out. Blu-ray Release date: February 24th, 2009

Penny Points to Paradise
BD - Two valuable early Peter Sellers performances, rescued from obscurity and restored by the BFI National Archive. Penny Points to Paradise sees all the Goons beside the seaside in a cheap and cheerful comic escapade climaxing in a Brighton waxworks. Shot around the same time Lets Go Crazy, is a madcap selection of variety turns, with memorable performances from Spike Milligan and Sellers in multiple roles. Both films provide an important insight into British comedy history and, specifically, chart the beginnings of Sellers' rise to stardom. A must-have for all Goons fans. Blu-ray Release date: August 3rd, 2009

The Night of Truth - Set in an unnamed African country, after ten years of bloody war, The Night of Truth dramatises the process of truth and reconciliation, echoing the recent histories of South Africa, Sierra Leone and Rwanda, and highlights not only the female perspective but also the subtleties and complexities of learning to live together again in trust and respect. DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2006

A Tale of Legendary Libido
BD - In a remote and timeless village (there is electricity, but no phone), the balance of Yin has tipped the scale, and the sexual appetite of its women is too much for the average man. The women all look healthy; the men look pretty much worn out. The few with sufficient Yang are prized. Blu-ray Release date: November 11th, 2009

 Next 3 weeks on the Calendar

March 1st, 2010


The 36th Chamber of Shaolin [Blu-ray] (Chia-Liang Liu, 1978) Vivendi (BEAVER REVIEW)

2012 [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 2009) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)
2012 (2-disc) [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 2009) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Alice [Blu-ray] (Nick Willing, 2009) Lions Gate

Alice in Wonderland (Norman Z. McLeod, 1933) Universal Studios

An Inspector Calls (Guy Hamilton, 1954) R2 UK Optimum

The Beaches Of Agnes - Cinema Guild

Castle in the Sky (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) Disney Presents Studio Ghibli

Clash of the Titans [Blu-ray] (Desmond Davis, 1981) Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cold Souls (Sophie Barthes, 2009) 20th Century Fox

Dead Man Running [Blu-ray] (Alex De Rakoff, 2009) R'B' UK Revolver Entertainment

Emmanuelle [Blu-ray] (Just Jaeckin, 1974) R'B' UK Optimum

The Horseman [Blu-ray] (Steven Kastrissios, 2008) R'B' UK Spirit Entertainment

Jacob's Ladder [Blu-ray] (Adrian Lyne, 1990) RB UK Optimum

Kiki's Delivery Service (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) Disney Presents Studio Ghibli

My Neighbor Totoro (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Disney Presents Studio Ghibli

Ponyo [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) Buena Vista (BEAVER REVIEW)

Where the Wild Things Are [Blu-ray] (Spike Jonze, 2009) - Warner Home Video

The Wicker Man [Blu-ray] (Robin Hardy, 1973) R'B' UK - Optimum


March 8th, 2010


An Education [Blu-ray] (Lone Scherfig, 2009) R'B' UK E1 Entertainment

Black Snow (Fei Xie, 1990) R2 UK Second Run DVD

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day [Blu-ray] (Troy Duffy , 2009) Sony Pictures

Gigante (Adrian Biniez, 2009) Film Movement

Hachiko: A Dog's Story [Blu-ray] (Lasse Hallström, 2009) - Sony Pictures

Midnight Movie / Killer Movie [Blu-ray] - Peace Arch

Paris [Blu-ray] (Cedric Klapisch, 2008) MPI

Pirate Radio [Blu-ray] (Richard Curtis, 2009) - Universal Studios

Planet 51 [Blu-ray] (Jorge Blanco, 2009) Sony Pictures

Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire [Blu-ray] (Lee Daniels, 2009) - Lionsgate

Up in the Air (Jason Reitman, 2009) Paramount
Up in the Air [
Blu-ray] (Jason Reitman, 2009) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009) R2 UK Artificial Eye

The White Ribbon [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2009) R'B' UK Artificial Eye

The Who: The Kids Are Alright [Blu-ray] (Jeff Stein, 1979) Sanctuary


March 15th, 2010


Armored [Blu-ray] (Nimród Antal, 2009) Sony Pictures

Astro Boy [Blu-ray] (David Bowers, 2009) Summit Entertainment

Breaking Bad: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - Sony Pictures
Breaking Bad: The Complete Second Season [
Blu-ray] - Sony Pictures

Brief Interviews with Hideous Men [Blu-ray] (John Krasinski, 2009) MPI

The Constance Talmadge Double Feature: Her Night of Romance (1924) / Her Sister From Paris (1925) - Kino

Death Journey (Fred Williamson, 1976) Code Red (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dillinger Is Dead (Marco Ferreri, 1969) Criterion Collection

Elizabeth [Blu-ray] (Shekhar Kapur, 1998) R'B' UK Universal Pictures

Elizabeth: The Golden Age [Blu-ray] (Shekhar Kapur, 2007) R'B' UK Universal Pictures

Fallen Angels [Blu-ray] (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995) Kino International

The Fourth Kind [Blu-ray] (Olatunde Osunsanmi, 2009) - Universal Studios

Funny Games U.S. [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2007) R'B' UK Spirit Ent. Ltd

Love and Honor (Viridian Collection) (Yoji Yamada, 2007) Funimation

Mean Johnny Barrows (Fred Williamson, 1976) Code Red (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Norma Talmadge Double Feature: Kiki (1926) / Within the Law (1923) - Kino

The Princess and The Frog [Blu-ray] (Ron Clements + John Musker, 2009) Walt Disney Studios

Quadroon: Black Mandingo (Herbert Jr. Janneke, Jack Weis, 1972) Code Red (BEAVER REVIEW)

Survival of the Dead [Blu-ray] (George A. Romero, 2009) RB UK Optimum

Unrivaled [Blu-ray] (Warren P. Sonoda, 2010) Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Wonderful World [Blu-ray] (Joshua Goldin, 2010) Magnolia Pictures


Criterion have apparently lost the rights to their titles licensed from Studio Canal which Lions Gate will now be handling. The following Criterion titles will be out-of-print and therefore completely unavailable through normal channels by the end of March, 2010.

Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy (Eclipse Series 6) PURCHASE LINK (BEAVER REVIEW)
Coup de torchon PURCHASE LINK
Diary of a Country Priest PURCHASE LINK
Forbidden Games PURCHASE LINK
Gervaise (Essential Art House edition) PURCHASE LINK (BEAVER REVIEW)
Le jour se lève (Essential Art House edition) PURCHASE LINK
Last Holiday (Essential Art House edition) PURCHASE LINK
Mayerling (Essential Art House edition) PURCHASE LINK (BEAVER REVIEW)
Pierrot le fou (DVD and Blu-ray editions) PURCHASE LINK (BEAVER REVIEW)
Port of Shadows PURCHASE LINK
Quai des Orfèvres PURCHASE LINK
The Small Back Room PURCHASE LINK
The Tales of Hoffmann PURCHASE LINK
Variety Lights PURCHASE LINK


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