Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF March 12th, 2012

  This Week's Highlights
Se ahaayteen? - Ohhhh yeah - a stupendous week with with films by Roman Polanski, Frank Capra, Kenji Mizoguchi, David Lean, Joshua Logan, David Fincher and more on Blu-ray and not to take a backseat - DVD has Luchino Visconti (2), Andrzej Munk, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, Andrzej Wajda and others. Blu-rays added to our upcoming calendar include works by Jean Renoir, King Vidor, the Dardenne borthers, Martin Scorsese, Lina Wertmüller with upcoming DVD sporting films by Chantal Akerman, Orson Welles, Rainer Werner Fassbinder and plenty more. We have our FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray of the MONTH of March and a CONTEST clip with a brand new Criterion Blu-ray prize!

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The Kid with a Bike [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

Yellow Submarine [Blu-ray] (George Dunning, 1968) RB UK EMI

Little Lord Fauntleroy [Blu-ray] (John Cromwell, 1936) Kino

Seduction of Mimi [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1972) Kino

Love & Anarchy [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1973) Kino

All Screwed Up [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1974) Kino

Elena and Her Men [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1956) RB FR Gaumont

Coriolanus [Blu-ray] (Ralph Fiennes, 2011) The Weinstein Company

The Long, Hot Summer [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1958) RB IT General Video

A Bullet for the General [Blu-ray] (Damiano Damiani, 1966) Blue Underground

Hondo [Blu-ray] (John Farrow, 1953) Paramount

Scent of a Woman [Blu-ray] (Martin Brest, 1992) Universal

Bird of Paradise [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1932) Kino

Ganja & Hess [Blu-ray] (Bill Gunn, 1973) Kino

The Color of Money [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1986) Buena Vista

The Avengers [Blu-ray] (Joss Whedon, 2012) RB FR Disney

John Carter [Blu-ray] (Andrew Stanton, 2012) RB FR Disney

From the Other Side (Chantal Akerman, 2002) Icarus Films

Trishna [Blu-ray] (Michael Winterbottom, 2011) Artificial Eye

Sea of Love [Blu-ray] (Harold Becker, 1989) Universal

I Only Want You to Love Me (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1976) R2 UK Park Circus

Requiem for a Vampire [Blu-ray] (Jean Rollin, 1973) Redemption

The Rape of The Vampire [Blu-ray] (Jean Rollin, 1968) Redemption

The Demoniacs [Blu-ray] (Jean Rollin, 1974) Redemption

Red Persimmons (Shinsuke Ogawa, Xiaolian Peng, 2004) Icarus Films

Sacco & Vanzetti (Giuliano Montaldo, 1971) R2 IT Ripley's Home Video

Falstaff: Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965) R2 UK Mr. Bongo

Eraserhead [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1977) Region FREE Universal Pictures UK

Sabrina [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1954) RB FR Inconnu

Lost Highway [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1997) Region FREE Universal Pictures UK

Funny Face [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1957) RB FR Inconnu

A Room with a View [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1985) RB UK Channel 4

The Scalphunters [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1968) RB DE Koch Media

Bullhead [Blu-ray] (Michael R. Roskam, 2011) Image Entertainment

Haywire [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2011) Lions Gate

Life Is Sweet [Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1990) RB UK Channel 4

Murder Obsession [Blu-ray] (Follia omicida) (Riccardo Freda, 1981) Raro Video

We Need to Talk About Kevin [Blu-ray] (Lynne Ramsay, 2011) Oscilloscope

42nd Street Forever [Blu-ray] - Synapse Films

A Perfect World [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1993) Warner

Blood Work [Blu-ray] (Paul Rodriguez, 2002) Warner

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia [Blu-ray] (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2011) Cinema Guild

The Story of Film: An Odyssey (Mark Cousins, 2011) R2 UK Network

The Alexander Sokurov Collection - 3 Disc Set R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Rafi Pitts Collection - 3 Disc Set R2 UK Artificial Eye

Sanam (Rafi Pitts, 2000) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Into the Abyss [Blu-ray] (Werner Herzog, 2011) MPI

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol [Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 2011) Paramount Pictures

War Horse 2-disc [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) Touchstone / Disney

War Horse 4-disc [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) Touchstone / Disney


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): A lot to cover - so I'll try to be brief. The Mizoguchi Collection is wonderful to own on Blu-ray. I cherish it. David Lean's Brief Encounter on Criterion Blu-ray seems the definitive reason to own the upcoming David Lean Directs Noel Coward boxset. We've also cover Blithe Spirit - looking sweet - and we will get the to last two in the next 7 days. I thoroughly enjoyed Fincher's take on The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - same story but style takes a twist. I was VERY pleasantly surprised by Capra's Lady For a Day - great film looking impressive on Blu-ray. Polanski's Carnage is definitely worth viewing in the correct mood - passive cinema with biting dialogue. And sticking with 'impressive' and 'surprising' - Josh Logan's Picnic greatly benefitted by the 1080P upgrade from Twilight Time - a whole new viewing experience compared to the previous SD. It would be easy to dismiss Disclosure as Hollywood tripe - but I still found it watchable, even entertaining. Columbus Circle has a great noir premise - just not pulled off as well as it could have. Virgin Witch is so bad... it's bad. My opinion is give it a wide berth. DVD has a lot to offer this week with Second Run's incredible Polish Cinema Classics package - wow - an easy purchase. An essential Noir with Bogie has been reviewed by Gregory - Conflict seems like a solid purchase from the Warner Archive. E1 have done a poor job with the 2 Visconti films that they are releasing on DVD. Both (Bellissima, La Terra Trema) are interlaced with no supplements. Raro have similarly blundered with Antonio Pietrangeli's La Visita - a widescreen film on a non-anamorphic disc. Eric has covered their Young, Violent, Dangerous as well as Olive Film's The Hellstrom Chronicle, a funky-cool title from the Warner Archive; Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold and he's back in his groove with The Shrine - a newish horror. Have a pristine week!!


Polish Cinema Classics - A very impressive collection boxset from Second Run! it comprises 4 dual-layered disc sin their own transparent keep cases. The films are Eroica (Andrzej Munk, 1958), Night Train (Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959), Innocent Sorcerers (Andrzej Wajda, 1960) and Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (Janusz Morgenstern, 1960). None of these are presently available separately from Second Run yet - and the price makes for a fabulous deal for world cinema fans. We give this set high marks - I think it's a great bargain for what they are offering. Look closely and you'll see two of the films have a young actor by the name of Roman Polanski! DVD Release Date: March 12th, 2012

Carnage BD - One name for which might be the God of Carnage, the title of Ms. Reza’s play when it came to Broadway in 2009 by way of Paris. The glib alluring notion that spins through 80 minutes of contentious dialogue is that beneath the surface of civilized behavior lurks an unquenchable animal impulse, a principle of aggression we labor in vain to suppress. As the Cowans and the Longstreets go through the motions of mature, reasonable conflict resolution, that old primal force asserts itself in various forms. These nice, complacent people turn angry, competitive, contemptuous and stupid. The spectator, gliding and feinting around the edges of the room with Mr. Polanski’s nimble camera, anticipates violence and perhaps hopes for it to erupt. Blu-ray Release date: March 20th, 2012

La Terra Trema - In the poor Sicilian village of Aci Trezza the fisherman have been exploited for generations. Tired of the endless cycle of poverty, a young soldier returns home from war and convinces his family to strike out on their own. Tragically, his plan to change the system is met with a cruel blow that pushes them even further under water. Shot on location with non-professional actors, Luchino Visconti's haunting second film remains a masterpiece of Italian cinema as well as a 'landmark Neorealist work'. DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

Young, Violent, Dangerous - Paul, Joe and Louie are three young men from good families who decide to go on a bloodthirsty and pointless crime spree, much to the dismay of paul’s girlfriend (Eleonora Giorgi) and the local police commissioner (Tomas Milian). the group starts by robbing a gas station where paul guns down three innocent bystanders. When they later decide to rob a bank and a grocery store, paul ends up killing more people. It isn’t long before the entire police force is looking for the three criminals, who pick up the girl and hightail it to the Swiss border, killing everyone in their path. DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

Conflict - Conflict is a love triangle with murder at its heart, an atmospheric film noir of rainy nights, looming shadows, fatal romance and a trench-coated killer that walks out of the mist – all directed by Curtis Bernhardt, a filmmaker skilled in the Expressionistic style of his native Germany. The story embraces the perfect noir topic: the almost-perfect crime. Humphrey Bogart portrays Richard Mason, married to nagging Katherine (Rose Hobart)…but in love with her sunny sister (Alexis Smith). Shortly after a fifth-year wedding celebration at the home of a friend (Sydney Greenstreet), Richard decides to remove the obstacle to his happiness. He kills Katherine, carefully leaving no evidence of his guilt. Or at least he thinks he killed her – until mysterious events cause Richard to fear Katherine is very much alive. DVD Release Date: January 24th, 2012

Lady For a Day BD - May Robson plays Apple Annie in Frank Capra s wonderful and enduring comedy/drama, based on a short story by Damon Runyon, with a hilarious and heartwarming script by Robert Riskin. When Louise (Jean Parker) announces that she plans to visit her mother to introduce her aristocratic fiancé, Apple Annie s friends, including gangster Dave the Dude (Warren William), Judge Henry D. Blake (Guy Kibbee) and Missouri Martin (Glenda Farrell), rally around to transform her from a poor street peddler into the society matron her daughter is expecting to see. Blu-ray Release date: March 20th, 2012

La Visita - Thirty-something stunning beauty Pina (Sandra Milo) takes out an ad in the personal column hoping to find a man to take her away from the tiny Italian village where she lives. For months now she has been trying to find the right one – a man with a solid career, a family in mind, and plenty of stamina. Adolfo (Francois Perier) lives in Rome running a profitable business. Looking to share his life with that special person willing to raise a family Adolfo replies to Pina’s ad. The couple arrange to meet in the village where Pina lives. Incorporating flashbacks that highlight Pina’s and Adolfo’s lives, the complexity of the characters are slowly revealed and when the two finally meet Pina quickly concludes that Adolfo is the one. He appears noble, cultured, and ready for a serious commitment – Pina can hardly believe her luck! DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

Bellissima - Perhaps the most unjustly neglected of Luchino Visconti's early films is this hilarious 1951 comedy, tailored to the talents of Anna Magnani, about a working-class woman who is determined to get her plain seven-year-old daughter into movies. A wonderful send-up of the Italian film industry and the illusions that it fosters, delineated in near-epic proportions with style and brio. DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2012

Virgin Witch BD - Ann Michelle (House of Whipcord) and Vicki Michelle (BBC's 'Allo 'Allo!) star as a pair of miniskirted birds who travel to a remote castle in order to land a contract in the modeling agency of the mysterious lesbian Sybil Waite (Patricia Haines). Only then do they realize that the agency is a means of procuring fresh victims for a witch's coven. Sybil's plan goes awry when she discovers that one of the virginal sisters is hardly an innocent victim - but is gifted with deadly supernatural powers. Blu-ray Release Date: March 13th, 2012

The Mizoguchi Collection BD - Kenji Mizoguchi (1898-1956) is regarded as one of Japanese cinema’s greatest ever directors along with Ozu and Kurosawa. This 4 disc set covers his middle period, which marked his emergence as a serious artist whose films explored Japan’s transition from feudalism to modernism and the oppression of women in Japanese society.... The films in the Blu-ray set are - Osaka Elegy (1936), Sisters of the Gion (1936), The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (1939) and Utamaro and His Five Women (1946) Blu-ray Release Date: March 12th, 2012

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo BD - Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) accepts an invitation to surreptitiously investigate a forty year old unsolved murder on behalf of the victim's uncle, Swedish industrialist Henrik Vanger (Christopher Plummer). Meanwhile, tattooed hacker Lisbeth Salander (Rooney Mara), hired to investigate Blomkvist, discovers the truth behind the conspiracy that led to his fall from grace. Thrown together by fate, the unlikely duo uncovers a secret history of murder and sexual abuse festering beneath the veneer of Sweden's industrial past, all the while drawing closer to a quiet evil waiting to engulf them both. Blu-ray Release date: March 20th, 2012

Blithe Spirit BD - Blithe Spirit, David Lean’s delightful film version of Noël Coward’s theater sensation (onstage, it broke London box-office records before hitting Broadway), stars Rex Harrison as a novelist who cheekily invites a medium (Margaret Rutherford) to his house to conduct a séance, hoping the experience will inspire a book he’s working on. Things go decidedly not as planned when she summons the spirit of his dead first wife (Kay Hammond), a severe inconvenience for his current one (Constance Cummings). Employing Oscar-winning special effects to spruce up Coward’s theatrical farce, Blithe Spirit is a sprightly supernatural comedy with winning performances. Blu-ray Release Date: March 27th, 2012

Brief Encounter BD - From Noël Coward’s play Still Life, legendary filmmaker David Lean deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance in the dour, gray Britain of 1945. From a chance meeting on a train platform, a middle-aged married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a quietly passionate, ultimately doomed love affair, set to a swirling Rachmaninoff score. Blu-ray Release Date: March 27th, 2012

Columbus Circle BD - Mysterious and attractive heiress Abigail Clayton has not left her luxurious mid-town Manhattan loft apartment for almost two decades. The famous daughter of a wealthy industrialist, Abigail disappeared from the prying eyes of the press and the intrusiveness of her family on her 18th birthday, the day she received her massive inheritance. During years of self-imposed isolation, Abigail has had contact with only two people: her building's Concierge, Klandermann (Kevin Pollak), with whom she communicates via notes -- and Dr. Raymond Fontaine (Beau Bridges), a long-time family friend and her sole confidant for most of her life. When the death of her elderly neighbour prompts NYPD Homicide Detective Frank Giardello (Giovanni Ribisi) to launch an investigation, the agoraphobic Abigail is distressed to find him outside her door, asking to question her. Having tried to acquire the dead woman's now vacant apartment to ensure her privacy, Abigail is further upset when her requests go unanswered and new tenants, wealthy Lillian (Amy Smart) and Charlie (Jason Lee) move in. Abigail anxiously monitors her combative new neighbours from the safety of her front door's peephole, but her well-ordered world begins to unravel when she finally encounters Lillian and Charlie face-to-face-and her sheltered existence becomes threatened in unexpected and terrifying ways. Blu-ray Release Date: Release date: March 6th, 2012

Disclosure BD - As a thriller, this movie is effective and gripping, if occasionally contrived as a result of overplotting. However, as an examination of a pervasive societal problem, Disclosure's success is questionable. The woman-sexually-harassing-the-man situation seems suspiciously like a male knee-jerk reaction to the issue rather than the unique "twist" it is set up to be (imagine the likely differences in a Disclosure penned by a female author). An incident of relatively "benign" harassment of a woman by a man is thrown in almost gratuitously. Blu-ray Release Date: March 6th, 2012

Picnic BD - Director Joshua Logan’s superb adaptation of William Inge’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play focuses on a golden-boy-turned-drifter (William Holden) whose unexpected arrival in a small Kansas town ignites explosive passions in a discontented beauty queen (Kim Novak), a waspish schoolteacher (Rosalind Russell), an insecure bookworm (Susan Strasberg), and an ambitious mother (Betty Field). Featuring stunning ‘Scope cinematography by James Wong Howe and George Duning’s memorable romantic score (available on this release as an isolated track). Blu-ray Release date: February, 2012

The Shrine - After a young backpacker goes missing, a group of journalists link his disappearance to a remote village called Alvaina. Upon further investigation, the journalists discover that Alvaina has a history of bizarre cult activity revolving around human sacrifice. Hell bent on discovering the truth, they travel to the small village, but quickly find themselves pursued by a mysterious group set on killing them. Forced into the gruesome reality of true survival horror, the journalist's soon discover that Alvaina hides a much darker secret than they could ever imagine. DVD Release Date: February 27th, 2012

Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold - Special Agent Cleopatra Jones knows the heroin pipeline stretches from Hong Kong to the U.S. – and she’s dead set on shutting the pipeline off at its source. But the Dragon Lady (Stella Stevens), lecherous, drug-running underworld queenpin, is taking dead aim against Cleo. Tamara Dobson returns in beautiful, brainy, fighting form to her signature role in Cleopatra Jones and the Casino of Gold. Amid the picturesque sprawl of Hong Kong and Macao locales, Cleo faces relentless danger. She kicks, flails and transforms a street corner into a chopping center. Breathless excitement is in store when she slips inside the Dragon Lady’s plush gaming rooms. That’s one sure entertainment bet! DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 2010

The Hellstrom Chronicle - Might bugs take over the planet? Long before "Catfish" called into question the dividing line between fact and fakery, this Academy Award-winner for Best Documentary sounds the alarm about the tiny critters that could become our insect overlords through the fictitious person of Professor Nils Hellstrom (Lawrence Pressman). The film boasts wild microphotography dramatizing the savage world of the praying mantis, ant, termite, and gypsy moth. DVD Release Date: January 10th, 2012


 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

March 12th, 2012


4 Movie Marathon: James Stewart Western Collection (Bend of the River / The Far Country / Night Passage / The Rare Breed) Universal Studios

Bellissima (Luchino Visconti, 1951) E1 Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Conversation Piece (Luchino Visconti, 1974) Raro

The Descendants [Blu-ray] (Alexander Payne, 2011) Fox Searchlight

Evidence (Howie Askins, 2011) R2 UK Showbox Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jane Eyre [Blu-ray] (Cary Fukunaga, 2011) RB UK Universal Pictures

The Last Temptation of Christ [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1988) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Melancholia [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2011) Magnolia (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mizoguchi Collection [Blu-ray] - Osaka Elegy (1936), The Story Of The Last Crysanthemum (1939), Sisters Of The Gion (1936), Utamaro And His Five Wives (1946) - RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Joy (Sergei Loznits, 2010) Kino

Polish Cinema Classics - (Eroica Andrzej Munk, 1958 - Night Train Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1959 - Innocent Sorcerers Andrzej Wajda, 1960 - See You Tomorrow Janusz Morgenstern, 1960)R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

La Terra Trema (Luchino Visconti, 1948) E1 Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) 2-disc Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) 3-D Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Virgin Witch (Remastered Edition) [Blu-ray] (Ray Austin, 1972) Redemption (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Visitor (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1963) Raro (BEAVER REVIEW)

What's Eating Gilbert Grape [Blu-ray] (Lasse Hallström, 1993) RB DE Concorde

Young Violent Dangerous (Romolo Guerrieri, 1976) Raro (BEAVER REVIEW)


March 19th, 2011


Battle Royale [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) Starz / Anchor Bay
Battle Royale: The Complete Collection [
Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) Starz / Anchor Bay

A Bronx Tale [Blu-ray] (Robert De Niro, 1993) RB UK Optimum

Carnage [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 2011) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

City of Men [Blu-ray] (Paulo Morelli, 2007) RB UK Optimum

Crime After Crime (Yoav Potash, 2011) Virgil Films

The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971) R2 UK BFI Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Get Shorty [Blu-ray] (Barry Sonnenfeld, 1996) R2 UK 20th Century Fox

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 2011) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hourglass Sanatorium (Restored Edition) (Wojciech Has, 1973) - R2 UK Mr Bongo

Lady For A Day [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1933) Inception Media Group (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Legend of Hell House [Blu-ray] (John Hough, 1973) RB DE Koch Media

Letter Never Sent (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1959) Criterion
Letter Never Sent [
Blu-ray] (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1959) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Lonely Place to Die [Blu-ray] (Julian Gilbey, 2011) MPI

Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts 1934-1937 [Blu-ray] - Kino

My Living Doll (Bill Kelsay, 1964–1965) MPI

A Night to Remember [Blu-ray] (Roy Ward Baker, 1958) RB UK ITV

Red Persimmons (Shinsuke Ogawa, Xiaolian Peng, 2004) Icarus Films

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

The Saragossa Manuscript (Restored Edition) (Wojciech Has, 1965) - R2 UK Mr Bongo

Striptease [Blu-ray] (Andrew Bergman, 1996) Warner

Take Shelter [Blu-ray] (Jeff Nichols, 2011) Region FREE Universal Pictures UK

Tale of the Mummy [Blu-ray] (Russell Mulcahy, 1998) Echo Bridge (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy [Blu-ray] (Tomas Alfredson, 2011) Focus Films

Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) Triple Play - Region Free UK Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)
Tintin: Secret Of The Unicorn [
Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) 3-D - Region Free UK Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The War Room (Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 1993) Criterion
The War Room [
Blu-ray] (Chris Hegedus and D. A. Pennebaker, 1993) Criterion

Weekend [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, 2011) RB UK Peccadillo Pictures


March 26th, 2012


Assault on a Queen (Jack Donohue, 1966) Olive Films
Assault on a Queen [
Blu-ray] (Jack Donohue, 1966) Olive Films

Come Blow Your Horn (Bud Yorkin, 1963) Olive Films
Come Blow Your Horn [
Blu-ray] (Bud Yorkin, 1963) Olive Films

Confucius [Blu-ray] (Mei Hu, 2010) Funimation

Corman's World [Blu-ray] (Alex Stapleton, 2011) Anchor Bay

A Dangerous Method [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2011) Sony Pictures

David Lean Directs Noël Coward (Brief Encounter, 1945 - In Which We Serve, 1942 - This Happy Breed, 1944 - Blithe Spirit, 1945) Criterion
David Lean Directs Noël Coward [
Blu-ray] (Brief Encounter, 1945 - In Which We Serve, 1942 - This Happy Breed, 1944 - Blithe Spirit, 1945) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Gospel According to St. Matthew [Blu-ray] (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD] RB UK Masters of Cinema

Hara-Kiri : Death of a Samurai [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2011) Region FREE UK Revolver Entertainment

It'$ Only Money (Frank Tashlin, 1962) Olive Films
It'$ Only Money [
Blu-ray] (Frank Tashlin, 1962) Olive Films

Accattone/ Comizi d'amore [Blu-ray] [Love Meetings] (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961 / 1958) [Dual Format] RB UK Masters of Cinema

Malèna [Blu-ray] (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2000) RB UK Optimum

Miracle in Milan [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1951) RB UK Arrow Academy

A Night to Remember [Blu-ray] (Roy Ward Baker, 1958) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

No Man of Her Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1950) Olive Films

Oslo, August 31st (Joachim Trier, 2011) Soda Pictures R2 UK

Rabbit-Proof Fence [Blu-ray] (Phillip Noyce, 2002) RB UK Optimum

Something to Live For (George Stevens, 1952) Olive Films

Strip Nude For Your Killer [Blu-ray] (Andrea Bianchi, 1975) Blue Underground

A Trip To The Moon [Blu-ray] (George Melies, 1902) Flicker Alley

Who's Got the Action? (Daniel Mann, 1962) Olive Films
Who's Got the Action? [
Blu-ray] (Daniel Mann, 1962) Olive Films

Who's Minding the Store? (Frank Tashlin, 1963) Olive Films
Who's Minding the Store? [
Blu-ray] (Frank Tashlin, 1963) Olive Films

Wuthering Heights [Blu-ray] (Andrea Arnold, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Yellow Sea [Blu-ray] (AKA The Murderer) (Hong-jin Na, 2010) RB UK Masters of Cinema


April 2nd, 2011


Before Your Eyes (Miraz Bezar, 2011) Film Movement

The Deep Blue Sea [Blu-ray] (Terence Davies, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

Demons (Lamberto Bava, 1985) R2 UK Arrow

Demons [Blu-ray] (Lamberto Bava, 1985) RB UK Arrow

The Getting of Wisdom (Bruce Beresford, 1978) Lorber Films

Hugo - 3D [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2011) RB UK Entertainment in Video

London River [Blu-ray] (Rachid Bouchareb, 2009) Cinema Libre Distribution

Miracle of Marcelino [Blu-ray] (Ladislao Vajda, 1955) VCI Entertainment

The Portuguese Nun (Eugène Green, 2009) R2 UK Artificial Eye

This Must Be the Place [Blu-ray] (Paolo Sorrentino, 2011) RB DE Euro Video

Titanic [Blu-ray] (Jean Negulesco, 1953) 20th Century Fox

Titanic [Blu-ray] (Jean Negulesco, 1953) R2 UK 20th Century Fox

War Horse 2-disc [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) Touchstone / Disney

War Horse 4-disc [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2011) Touchstone / Disney

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