Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF March 10th, 2014

  This Week's Highlights

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Big - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Penny Marshall, 1988) RB UK 20th Century Fox

The Thin Red Line - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 1998) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Jim Sharman, 1975) RB UK 20th Century Fox

The Day The Earth Stood Still - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1951) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (George Roy Hill, 1969) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Legend  - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1985) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Vanishing Point - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Richard Sarafian, 1971) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wrinkles [Blu-ray] (Ignacio Ferreras, 2011) RB UK Anchor Bay

12 Years a Slave [Blu-ray] (Steve McQueen, 2013) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Johnny Come Lately [Blu-ray] (William K. Howard, 1943) Olive Films

Flying Tigers [Blu-ray] (David Miller, 1942) Olive Films

Home of the Brave [Blu-ray] (Mark Robson, 1949) Olive Films

Love Happy [Blu-ray] (David Miller, 1949) Olive Films

Joe Kidd [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1972) Universal Studios

Meet Him and Die [Blu-ray] (Franco Prosperi, 1976) Raro

Big Bad Wolves [Blu-ray] (Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado, 2013) Magnolia

Kill Your Darlings [Blu-ray] (John Krokidas, 2013) Sony Pictures

The Making of a Lady [Blu-ray] (Richard Curson Smith, 2012) PBS

Circus World [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1964) RB UK Anchor Bay

Monte Walsh [Blu-ray] (William A. Fraker, 1970) RB DE Explosive Media

Princess Mononoke [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) RB UK Studiocanal

L'Assassino [Blu-ray] (Elio Petri, 1961) RB UK Arrow Academy

Celluloid Man (Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, 2012) R2 UK Second Run

The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 2003) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Invisible Woman [Blu-ray] (Ralph Fiennes, 2013) Sony

Countess Dracula [Blu-ray] (Peter Sasdy, 1971) Synapse Films

The House on Sorority Row [Blu-ray] (Mark Rosman, 1983) Scorpion Releasing

Burn [Blu-ray] (Tom Putnam, Brenna Sanchez, 2012) Passion River

The Atom Egoyan Collection (7 Disc Set) [Blu-ray] - Exotica, The Adjuster, Family Viewing, The Sweet Hereafter, Calendar, Next Of Kin and Speaking Parts - RB UK Artificial Eye

House of Whipcord [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1974) Redemption

Stormy Monday [Blu-ray] (Mike Figgis, 1988) RB DE Pretty Gold Productions

Gang War in Milan [Blu-ray] (Umberto Lenzi, 1973) Raro

Death Occurred Last Night [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1970) Raro

The Man Who Lies [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1968) Redemption

Carry on Cleo [Blu-ray] (Gerald Thomas, 1964) RB UK Studiocanal

Carry On Cowboy [Blu-ray] (Gerald Thomas, 1966) RB UK Studiocanal

Seven Warriors [Blu-ray] (Sammo Hung Kam-Bo, Terry Tong, 1989) Well Go USA

Best of Bogart Collection [Blu-ray] (Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, African Queen) Warner

Grudge Match [Blu-ray] (Peter Segal, 2013) Warner

The Bag Man [Blu-ray] (David Grovic, 2014) Universal Studios

Eden and After [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1970) Redemption

Black Out [Blu-ray] (Arne Toonen, 2012) Music Box Films

Coffret Jean Epstein (14 films, - Le Lion des Mogols / Le Double amour / Les Aventures de Robert Macaire, Mauprat / Six et demi, onze / La Glace à trois faces / La Chute de la Maison Usher, Mor'Vran / L'Or des mers / Les Berceaux / Chanson d'Ar-Mor / Finis Terrae / Le Tempestaire / Les Feux de la mer) R2 FR Potemkine Films

Hobson's Choice [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1954) RB UK StudioCanal

The Nutty Professor [Blu-ray] (Jerry Lewis, 1963) Paramount Pictures

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

Inspector Lavardin Collection [Blu-ray] - Chicken With Vinegar (Claude Chabrol, 1985), Inspector Lavardin (Claude Chabrol, 1986) Cohen Media

An Inspector Calls [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1954) RB UK StudioCanal

The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2013) Paramount

The Grandmaster [Blu-ray] (Kar Wai Wong, 2013) Anchor Bay

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty [Blu-ray] (Ben Stiller, 2013) 20th Century Fox

The Death Kiss [Blu-ray] (Edwin L. Marin, 1932) Kino

The Belles of St. Trinian's [Blu-ray] (Frank Launder, 1954) RB UK StudioCanal

Gimme Shelter [Blu-ray] (Ron Krauss, 2013) Lions Gate

The Big Heat Deluxe Edition with book [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1953) RB FR Warner

Black Jack [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 1979) Cohen Media

Out of the Furnace [Blu-ray] (Scott Cooper, 2013) 20th Century Fox

Saving Mr. Banks [Blu-ray] (John Lee Hancock , 2013) Walt Disney Studios



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Another substantial week. Nicholas Ray's epic 55 Days at Peking via region FREE Filmedia Blu-ray has an absolutely stunning, restored, image. Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit The Freshman - gets the Criterion Blu-ray treatment and it's a great package. I was surprised, and impressed, by Clio Barnard's The Selfish Giant - a near masterpiece on UK Blu-ray. The Masters of Cinema group give us the definitive Blu-ray of Ted Kotcheff's masterful Wake in Fright. Martin Ritt's 1976 The Front gets an impressive Blu-ray release from Twilight Time - ditto for the bio-pic The Eddy Duchin Story with Kim Novak and Tyrone Power. Peter Weir's thriller Witness comes to bare-bones Blu-ray via Paramount in France. Despite the imperfect transfer I thoroughly enjoyed Powell and Pressburger's first collaboration, the deeply engrossing, The Spy in Black. David O. Russell's American Hustle is entertaining, if little else. Disney's animated Frozen is quite the spectacle on Blu-ray and what audio! Cecil B. DeMille's Samson and Delilah looks solid and is a positive rendering of the biblical classic with Victor Mature and Hedy Lamaar as the title characters. While I liked the Aussie Noir Swerve - I find the price of the Cohen Blu-ray exorbitant. Arrow put another mid-80s horror to Blu-ray; The Stuff and it's another of their strong packages. Both Mademoiselle C and Le Week-End weren't my cup of tea. The Spanish Blu-ray of Fritz Lang's The Big Heat seems a transfer-duplicate of the Twilight Time. The biggest disappointment of the week comes from The Japanese Blu-ray of Michelangelo Antonioni's L'Eclisse - big sigh. On DVD, Eric reviewed a handful including Zbynek Brynych's award-winning Transport From Paradise from Second Run in the UK, the Scandinavian crime drama The Bridge - Series 2, an amusing-looking Grindhouse cult-classic entitled The Doll Squad, the comedy / horror films Hideous and, out of Canada, Reel Zombies. And the descriptively titled Beach Babes 2 - Cave Girl Island... When I am not well, I stay in bed and re-watch Vertigo.


L'Eclisse BD - The conclusion of Michelangelo Antonioni’s informal trilogy on modern malaise, which began with L’avventura, L’eclisse (The Eclipse) tells the story of a young woman (Monica Vitti) who leaves one lover (Francisco Rabal) only to drift into a relationship with another (Alain Delon). Using the architecture of Rome as a backdrop for the couple’s doomed affair, Antonioni reaches the apotheosis of his modernist style, returning to his favorite themes: alienation and the difficulty of finding connections in an increasingly mechanized world. Blu-ray Release Date: December 22nd, 2011


Le Week-End BD - Director Roger Michell's Le Week-end stars Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan as Nick and Meg, a British couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a weekend getaway in Paris. As they travel around the city, they revisit the highs and lows of their relationship, fight about their faults, and continue to run out of restaurants without paying the bill. They meet up with an old colleague of Nick's and attend a dinner party at his house, leading to some painful truths being spoken aloud. Blu-ray Release date: February 10th, 2014

Swerve BD - Driving cross-country to a job interview Colin opts for a shortcut and happens across a fatal car accident. One of the drivers the intriguing Jina is shaken but not hurt while the other lies dead - leaving a suitcase full of money without an owner. Colin resists temptation and hands it into the local cop wanting to get on his way. But what initially seemed to be a good deed prompts a series of strange events to unfold where nothing is quite what it seems and Colin quickly finds it hard to leave town. Blu-ray Release date: March 18th, 2014

Witness BD - In Peter Weir's thriller Witness, Samuel (Lukas Haas), a young Amish boy, witnesses a murder in the restroom of a Philadelphia bus station. Harrison Ford stars as John Book, the police detective investigating the murder. When Book discovers that the crime was part of a conspiracy involving several officials in his department, he flees Philadelphia to the Amish community where Samuel lives with his widowed mother, Rachel (Kelly McGillis). Slowly assimilating himself into the Amish community, Book eventually finds himself falling in love with Rachel in the midst of his investigation. Eventually, the corrupt police track Book down, and he is forced to confront them, while also trying to protect Rachel and Samuel. Blu-ray Release Date: February 19th, 2014

55 Days at Peking BD - Samuel Bronston produced this extravagant blockbuster, shot in Super Technirama 70. Nominally directed by Nicholas Ray (who makes a brief appearance as the U.S. ambassador), Ray was taken off the film and replaced by the more pliable directorial touches of Andrew Marton. Charlton Heston stars as Maj. Matt Lewis, the leader of an army of multinational soldiers who head to Peking during the infamous Boxer Rebellion of 1900. As the film unfolds, the foreign embassies in Peking are being held in a grip of terror as the Boxers set about massacring Christians in an anti-Christian nationalistic fever. Blu-ray Release Date: February 19th, 2014

American Hustle BD - Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, and Amy Adams star in director David O. Russell's fictional period crime drama about a reckless FBI agent who recruits a con man and his alluring British partner into a scheme to gain the upper hand over other talented swindlers. Smooth-talking Irving Rosenfeld (Bale) is a hustler of the highest order. No mark is off limits for Rosenfeld, especially when his crafty partner Sydney Prosser (Adams) is by his side. When renegade FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Cooper) thrusts the deceptive duo into the treacherous world of New Jersey power players and underworld heavies, the thrill of the grift grows too strong to resist. Meanwhile, New Jersey politician Carmine Polito (Jeremy Renner) gets caught in the middle, and Rosenfeld's capricious wife Rosalyn (Jennifer Lawrence) holds more power than anyone could imagine. Blu-ray Release date: March 18th, 2014

The Front BD - The Front is both a comic delight and perhaps the most graceful act of show business revenge in cinema history. Written by, directed by, and starring various talents blacklisted during the McCarthy-era witch hunts of the 1950s entertainment industry, the film stars Woody Allen as Howard, a cashier and bookie approached by blacklisted television-writer Alfred (Michael Murphy) to act as a "front," i.e., the alleged author of Alfred's works. The scam proves hugely successful. Soon Howard is fronting for several other banned writers, taking a cut from every sale to the networks, and basking in praise (and romantic attentions) for his prolific talent. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

The Spy in Black BD - Darkness, foreboding and regret, rather than any sense of propaganda, dominate this extraordinarily atmospheric World War I spy story made on the eve of World War II. It signals the end of a peacetime era even more clearly than The Lady Vanishes. Daringly, the audience is asked to sympathise with the 'enemy' as the magnificent, shadowy Veidt moves through remarkable Scottish sets on a mission to Scapa Flow to destroy the British fleet. Intrigue, uncertainty and confused loyalties build to a bitter, ironic climax, and along the way Powell effortlessly produces more memorable shots and scenes than can be found in a dozen contemporary films. Blu-ray Release date: February 4th, 2014

Wake in Fright BD - Awe-inspiring, brutal and stunning, Wake in Fright is the story of John Grant, a bonded teacher who arrives in the rough outback mining town of Bundanyabba planning to stay overnight before catching the plane to Sydney. But his one night stretches to five and he plunges headlong toward his own destruction. When the alcohol-induced mist lifts, the educated John Grant is no more. Instead there is a self-loathing man in a desolate wasteland, dirty, red-eyed, sitting against a tree and looking at a rifle with one bullet left... Blu-ray Release date: March 31st, 2014

The Big Heat BD - "Somebody's going to pay… because he forgot to kill me." Ruthless criminals, a dedicated honest cop, sultry women and a gripping plot - all the elements of a classic police action-drama are here in full force. Police Sergeant Bannion (Glenn Ford) is investigating the apparent suicide of a corrupt cop, then is suddenly ordered to stop - and The Big Heat is on. Driven to unravel the mystery, Bannion continues probing until an explosion meant for him, kills his wife. He resigns from the force and soon learns that behind it all is the powerful underworld led by Mike Lagana (Alexander Scourby) and his cold-blooded henchman, Vince Stone (Lee Marvin). When Stone's girl Debby (Gloria Grahame) makes a play for Bannion, Stone disfigures her face. In revenge, she tells all she knows. Ultimately, Bannion and Stone square off in a life-or-death confrontation. Resen Blu-ray Release date: October 15th, 2013

The Stuff BD - The Stuff is the new desert taking supermarket shelves by storm. It s delicious, low in calories and better still doesn't stain the family carpet... What s not to like?! Well, for a start it has a life of its own, and we re not talking friendly live bacteria... Young Jason seems to be the only one who doesn't love The Stuff in fact he won t go anywhere near it, after having seen the pudding crawling around the fridge one night. What s more, everyone who eats The Stuff has started acting really weird... Now, teaming up with wise-cracking industrial saboteur Mo, Jason must put a stop to The Stuff and the organisation behind it or face a gooey, gloopy demise. Blu-ray Release date: March 10th, 2014

Frozen BD - After the kingdom of Arendelle cast into eternal winter by the powerful Snow Queen Elsa (voice of Idina Menzel), her sprightly sister Anna (Kristen Bell) teams up with a rough-hewn mountaineer named Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and his trusty reindeer Sven to break the icy spell. Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee co-directed this Walt Disney Animation Studios production based on Hans Christian Andersen's beloved fairy tale The Snow Queen. Blu-ray Release date: March 18th, 2014

Samson and Delilah BD - For Mr. DeMille, that veteran geni who has already engineered three quasi-religious film pageants that tower in the annals of the screen, has here led his carpenters and actors and costumers and camera crews into the vast manufacture of a spectacle that out-Babels anything he's done. There are more flowing garments in this picture, more chariots, more temples, more peacock plumes, more animals, more pillows, more spear-carriers, more beards and more sex than ever before. At least, that's the sizable impression which Mr. DeMille has achieved by bringing together the Old Testament and Technicolor for the first time. Blu-ray Release date: March 11th, 2014

The Eddy Duchin Story BD - Directed by veteran George Sidney and shot by the great Harry Stradling, Sr., The Eddy Duchin Story (1956) stars Tyrone Power as the charismatic pianist who came out of nowhere to become one of the 1930s’ top bandleaders and Kim Novak as the society dame who helps, loves, and marries him. Stratospheric success is laced with tragedy in this real-life story brought to the screen in superb Hollywood studio style topped by stunning location footage of a magically romantic Manhattan. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

The Selfish Giant BD - The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about 13-year-old Arbor (Conner Chapman) and his best friend Swifty (Shaun Thomas). Excluded from school and outsiders in their own neighbourhood, the two boys meet Kitten (Sean Gilder), a local scrapdealer - the Selfish Giant. They begin collecting scrap metal for him using a horse and cart. Swifty has a natural gift with horses while Arbor emulates Kitten - keen to impress him and make some money. However, Kitten favours Swifty, leaving Arbor feeling hurt and excluded, driving a wedge between the boys. Arbor becomes increasingly greedy and exploitative, becoming more like Kitten. Tensions build, leading to a tragic event, which transforms them all. Blu-ray Release date: January 27th, 2014

Mademoiselle C BD - Mademoiselle C chronicles Carine's launch of her new magazine "CR Fashion Book." It gives a rare inside glimpse at the inner workings not only of Roitfeld's professional world but also her personal life. Featuring a who's who of the models *celebrities* and eccentric personalities of the fashion world. Blu-ray Release date: March 11th, 2014

The Freshman BD - Harold Lloyd’s biggest box-office hit was this silent comedy gem, featuring the befuddled everyman at his eager best as a new college student. Though he dreams of being a big man on campus, the freshman’s careful plans inevitably go hilariously awry, be it on the football field or at the Fall Frolic. But he gets a climactic chance to prove his mettle—and impress the sweet girl he loves—in one of the most famous sports sequences ever filmed. This crowd-pleaser is a gleeful showcase for Lloyd’s slapstick brilliance and incandescent charm, and it is accompanied here by a new orchestral score by Carl Davis. Blu-ray Release date: March 25th, 2014

The Doll Squad - Eamon O Reilly and his private army of mercenaries have already destroyed a manned American spacecraft during lift-off, just to show they mean business. But what chance does O Reilly s army have against a highly trained and beautifully tanned team of brainy and brutal babes with machine guns? A rousing cocktail of bombs and bikinis, topped with a slick 70s score, The Doll Squad (aka Seduce and Destroy) was produced, directed, written and edited with stylish overkill by low-budget exploitation mogul Ted V. Mikels, the man responsible for The Corpse Grinders (1971) and Blood Orgy of the She-Devils (1974). DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2014

2 Jacks - The fast-paced Hollywood lifestyle, with romance and glamor, comes alive in 2 Jacks; a now-and-then look at the renowned way of living. Legendary film director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston), notorious gambler and womanizer, returns to the LA scene to raise money for his next feature film. Back in LA, Jack walks himself into an eventful night. Doing what he does best, Jack seduces the stunning Diana (Sienna Miller), attends some wild industry parties, and narrowly escapes a brush with the law, all before playing a high-stakes poker game at dawn. DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

Reel Zombies - Independent underground filmmakers Mike Masters and David J. Francis (playing themselves) are eager to complete the third film in their ZOMBIE NIGHT film trilogy, a series of rather unsuccessful low-budget, shot-on-video gore fests. The problem, however, is a recent zombie apocalypse has taken over the world since their series began. The dead are rising from their graves and eating the living... for real this time! Masters and Francis embark on the production of their newest masterpiece anyway, only to discover shooting in a post-apocalyptic world offers many unforeseen challenges. Instead of giving up, they decide to capitalize on the cannibalistic catastrophe. DVD Release Date: February 11th, 2014

Transport From Paradise - Zbynek Brynych's award-winning film presents a vivid and realistic picture of the infamous Terezin Ghetto under Nazi control during World War II. The Ghetto was an international marshalling community in Czechoslovakia where thousands of Jews from around Europe were held before being told they were being simply transferred to other towns - when they were in fact being sent to their deaths in the concentration camps. DVD Release Date: March 10th, 2014

The Bridge - Series 2 - The second series of the Scandinavian crime drama following the joint efforts of Danish and Swedish police officers to solve murders that take place along the border of the two countries. In this series, 13 months since they last worked together, Swedish detective Saga Norén (Sofia Helin) and Danish detective Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) pair up again when a ship crashes into the Oresund Bridge. The vessel is empty except for five kidnap victims and when they die from pneumonic plague the case turns into a murder investigation. Saga and Martin learn that eco-terrorists are responsible for the incident and soon further attacks occur. Can the duo find the culprits before more victims are taken? Meanwhile, Martin has been trying to adjust to life after suffering the loss of a loved one but some devastating news from his wife motivates him to seek revenge... DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2014

Hideous - Dr. Lorca, an eccentric collector of biological oddities, has just acquired his greatest specimen; a horrible mutant born of noxious waste... but the creature's rightful owner wants it back. The collector's clash is cut short though, as the sickening specimen comes to life, re-animating an angry, oozing little army of ferocious freaks. DVD Release Date: January 27th, 2014

Beach Babes 2 - Cave Girl Island - Chased by rampaging dinosaurs and pursued by the evil megalomaniac, James T. Renford II, and his wisecracking sidekick Gund, the stranded space sirens have the island rocking. In an effort to help out the hot heroines, one of the girl s pumped-up playmates rewires Renford s computers which accidentally sets off a chain reaction that will cause the island to explode in an ultimate cosmic climax! DVD Release Date: October 21st, 2013

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

March 10th, 2014


Are You Gonna Go My Way [Blu-ray Audio] (Lenny Kravitz, 1993) - Polydor

Beyond Outrage [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 2012) Magnolia (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Book Thief [Blu-ray] (Brian Percival, 2013) 20th Century Fox

Dogs [Blu-ray] (Burt Brinckerhoff, 1976) ADA Corp

El Dorado [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1966) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Giant [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1956) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

George Washington [Blu-ray] (David Gordon Green, 2000) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gunfight at the O.K. Corral [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1957) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hatari! [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1962) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mademoiselle C [Blu-ray] (Fabien Constant, 2013) Cohen Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

Metro Manila [Blu-ray] (Sean Ellis, 2013) RB UK Independent Distribution

Mouchette [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1967) RB UK Artificial Eye

Out of the Furnace [Blu-ray] (Scott Cooper, 2013) 20th Century Fox

Querelle [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982) RB UK Artificial Eye

Rebel Without a Cause [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Samson and Delilah [Blu-ray] (Cecil B. DeMille, 1949) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Stuff [Blu-ray] (Larry Cohen, 1985) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sullivan's Travels [Blu-ray] (Preston Sturges, 1941) RB UK Arrow

Thirst [Blu-ray] (Rod Hardy, 1979) Severin Films

Transport from Paradise (Zbynek Brynych, 1963) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)


March 17th, 2014


American Hustle [Blu-ray] (David O. Russell, 2013) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Blind Woman's Curse [Blu-ray] (Teruo Ishii, 1970) RB UK Arrow

Blue Is the Warmest Color [Blu-ray] (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

A Brief History of Time [Blu-ray] (Errol Morris, 1991) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Destry Rides Again [Blu-ray] (George Marshall, 1939) RB DE Koch Media

The Family [Blu-ray] (Sergio Sollima, 1970) RB DE Explosive Media

Frightmare [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1974) Kino Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Frozen [Blu-ray] (Jennifer Lee, 2013) Disney (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hunchback of Notre Dame [Blu-ray] (Wallace Worsley, 1923) Flicker Alley

The Hidden Fortress [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kill Your Darlings [Blu-ray] (John Krokidas, 2013) Sony Pictures

Monte Walsh [Blu-ray] (William A. Fraker, 1970) RB DE Explosive Media

Mysterious Skin [Blu-ray] (Gregg Araki, 2004) Strand Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Reasonable Doubt [Blu-ray] (Peter P. Croudins, 2014) Lions Gate

Saving Mr. Banks [Blu-ray] (John Lee Hancock , 2013) Walt Disney Studios

The Slumber Party Massacre [Blu-ray] (Amy Holden Jones, 1982) Shout! Factory

Swerve [Blu-ray] (Craig Lahiff, 2011) Cohen (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Touch of Sin [Blu-ray] (Zhangke Jia, 2013) Kino Lorber


March 24th, 2014


Au hasard Balthazar [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1966) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Best of Bogart Collection [Blu-ray] (Maltese Falcon, Casablanca, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, African Queen) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Boardwalk [Blu-ray] (Stephen Verona, 1979) MVD Visual

Celluloid Man (Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, 2012) R2 UK Second Run

Fill the Void [Blu-ray] (Rama Burshtein, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Freshman [Blu-ray] (Fred C. Newmeyer and Sam Taylor, 1925) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (40th Anniversary) [Blu-ray Audio] - Island

The Great Beauty [Blu-ray] (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The King of Comedy - 30th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1982) 20th Century Fox

The Missing Picture [Blu-ray] (Rithy Panh, 2013) RB UK New Wave Films

Ms. 45 [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1981) New Line Video

Persona [Blu-ray] (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Swimmer [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack, 1968) Grindhouse Releasing

White Dog [Blu-ray] (Samuel Fuller, 1982) RB UK Masters of Cinema

White of the Eye [Blu-ray] (Donald Cammell, 1987) RB UK Arrow

White of the Eye Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Donald Cammell, 1987) RB UK Arrow

The Wolf of Wall Street [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2013) Paramount

Zodiac [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 2007) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)


March 31st, 2014


The Agony and the Ecstasy [Blu-ray] (Carol Reed, 1965) UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bag Man [Blu-ray] (David Grovic, 2014) Universal Studios

Fargo [Blu-ray] Remastered Edition (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996) MGM

Gilda [Blu-ray] (Charles Vidor, 1946) RB DE Sony Pictures

Hands Over the City [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1963) RB UK Masters of Cinema

King Kong Escapes [Blu-ray] (Ishirô Honda, 1967) Universal Studios

L'immortelle [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1963) Redemption

Norma Rae [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1979) 20th Century Fox

Pit Stop [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1969) RB UK Arrow

Society [Blu-ray] (Brian Yuzna, 1989) RB UK Second Sight

Wake in Fright [Blu-ray] (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The War Wagon [Blu-ray] (Burt Kennedy, 1967) Universal Studios

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