Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF March 14th, 2011

  This Week's Highlights
Ia ora na  - The March slowdown is somewhat welcome! We can put our film passions in perspective to send our best hopes and positive energies to the people of Japan at this time of their devastating earthquakes. All monies donated to DVDBeaver in the past month will go to support the emergency rescues on that island nation.

Have you seen our new 'video rundown' of this week's DVD and Blu-ray releases - on our homepage or HERE via YouTube!

FOLLOW US on TWITTER! (where we post important reviews, contests - prizes, calendar updates - plus much more...)

FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray of the MONTH chosen for March (Two Documentaries!)! HERE


TOOLBAR THE 'DVDBeaver Toolbar'! Give it a test drive! I've created a very simple toolbar for Film-Fans/DVD-o-philes/cinephiles. It embeds effortlessly within Internet Explorer 5.0+ (Windows Vista/XP/2000) and Firefox 1.0.1+ (Windows, Mac, Linux). It offers quick links to Searching both the Net (via Google) and DVDBeaver directly, Amazons, Asian etailors, Forums (Criterion, Home Theater, AVS, Rotten Tomatoes, Film Noir), IMDb, DVDBasen, Beaver links, Blu-ray information, Cinephile Blogs/Journals (Rosenbaum, Kehr, Acquarello etc.). What do you think? FOR MORE INFORMATION / AVAILABLE HERE *** (We can adjust this to suit popular opinion - on-the-fly - no re-install required!)


March 14th CONTEST - identify the clip on the CONTEST PAGE to win a Brand NEW Blu-ray of Hereafter


BIG THANKS!: DVDBeaver would not exist without the support of many patrons - those who generously donate, and especially those who use our Amazon(s), CD Japan, HKFlix and YesAsia links. That's it. When you go to Amazon - PLEASE use one of our links to get there (they are on every page - top and bottom - and we have 5000 webpages). It costs you absolutely nothing and we get a small commission on items you purchase. This helps pay our bills - in fact it's the only thing that pays our bills.
STRATEGIES: The best way to take full advantage of Amazon is to use...
PRE-ORDERs - lock in at the discount price by ORDERING - if perchance you decide against the purchase you have until the release date to cancel - at no charge AND if you will purchase more than 35 DVDs (or anything) in a 365 day period (and live in the Continental US) it makes excellent financial sense to subscribe to Amazon

If there are DVD titles you'd like us to cover - please feel free to recommend!

Gary at 2ze dot com

Amazon Blu-ray Blowout HERE

The Movies & TV Boxed Set Sale (up to 60% OFF!)


• SALES: US Blu-ray up to 53% OFF        

  Amazon France Blu-ray SALE (BUY 1 get 1 FREE!


The Lord of the Rings: The Motion Picture Trilogy (Extended Editions) [Blu-ray] New Line Home Video

Biutiful [Blu-ray] (Alejandro González, 2010) Roadside Attractions

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) RB UK Optimum

The Manchurian Candidate [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1962) MGM

The Tourist [Blu-ray] (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2010) RB Optimum

Blue Valentine [Blu-ray] (Derek Cianfrance, 2010) RB Optimum

Route Irish [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 2010) RB UK Artificial Eye

Johnny Mnemonic [Blu-ray] (Robert Longo, 1995) Image Entertainment

Somewhere [Blu-ray] (Sofia Coppola, 2010) Focus Features

Hotel Rwanda [Blu-ray] (Terry George, 2004) MGM

Dead Man Walking [Blu-ray] (Tim Robbins, 1995) MGM

Undertow [Blu-ray] (Javier Fuentes-León, 2009) Wolfe Video

Obsession [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1976) Arrow Video

Sunflower [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1970) Lorber Films

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1963) Lorber Films

Sophia Loren: Award Collection (Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow / Marriage Italian Style / Sunflower / Vittorio D) - Lorber Films

Le Mans [Blu-ray] (Lee H. Katzin, 1971) Paramount

Monamour [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2006) Cult Epics

Gods and Generals : Extended Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Ronald F. Maxwell, 2003) Warner

Il generale della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, 1959) R2 UK Arrow Academy

Ashes & Diamonds [Blu-ray] (Andrzej Wajda, 1958) RB UK Arrow Academy

Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes, 1971) R2 UK Mr Bongo

Mamma Roma (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962) R2 UK Mr Bongo

The Grim Reaper (La Commare Secca) (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1962) R2 UK Mr Bongo

Il Posto (Ermanno Olmi, 1961) R2 UK Mr Bongo



The Perfume of the Lady in Black - Sylvia Hacherman (Mimsy Farmer, FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET) is a young workaholic chemist living alone in an old apartment building in Rome (the exterior facade of which later showed up prominently in the Rome sequence of Dario Argento's INFERNO). When she attends a party with her geologist boyfriend Roberto (Maurizio Bonuglia, TOP SENSATION/THE SEDUCERS) for African university professor Andy (Jho Jenkins, SHAFT IN AFRICA), she is unnerved when the talk turns to black magic and human sacrifice. She is further unnerved when she subsequently pricks her finger on a nail while playing tennis with Andy, Roberto, and neighbor Francesca (Donna Jordan, L'AMOUR). DVD Release Date: March 22nd, 2011

The Times of Harvey Milk BD - A true twentieth-century trailblazer, Harvey Milk was an outspoken human rights activist and one of the first openly gay U.S. politicians elected to public office; even after his assassination in 1978, he continues to inspire disenfranchised people around the world. The Oscar-winning The Times of Harvey Milk, directed by Robert Epstein and produced by Richard Schmiechen, was as groundbreaking as its subject. One of the first feature documentaries to address gay life in America, it’s a work of advocacy itself, bringing Milk’s message of hope and equality to a wider audience. This exhilarating trove of original documentary material and archival footage is as much a vivid portrait of a time and place (San Francisco’s historic Castro District in the seventies) as a testament to the legacy of a political visionary. Blu-ray Release Date: March 22nd, 2011

A World Without Thieves - Pickpocket Bo (Andy Lau, INFERNAL AFFAIRS) and Li (Rene Liu, DOUBLE VISION) are on the run after their latest score. Li has grown tired of their lifestyle and wants to go straight (when they stop at a temple to pray, at her insistence, Li is disgusted that Bo has made off with the cellphones of several members of the pilgrimage). They run into a bumpkin construction worker Fu (Baoqiang Wang, also in Xiaogang Feng's ASSEMBLY), who is traveling back home with his entire life savings in a duffel bag and is not weary enough of thieves. Bo sees this as a chance for a last score, but Li wants to protect the peasant. Unfortunately, they are sharing the train they have boarded with a gang of thieves and arrogant Bo immediately clashes with their leader Uncle Le (Ge You, TO LIVE) - his skills are so honed that he can peel a raw egg with a fingernail - who also has designs on Fu's life savings. DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2009

Rope of Sand - After a two-year hiatus, Mike Davis (Burt Lancaster) returns to the same African city where he was tortured and left for dead at the hands of a sadistic Police Commandant (Paul Henreid). Originally innocent of all charges, Mike is back to claim the diamonds he had supposedly stolen two years ago. He enlists the help of an alcoholic stranger (Peter Lorre) and the doctor (Sam Jaffe), who had helped him back to health. The diamond syndicate head (Claude Rains) recruits a nightclub temptress Suzanne Renaud (Corinne Calvet) to seduce and betray Mike as an alternate to brute force. This suspense-noir classic was directed by William Dieterle (Dark City). DVD Release Date: April 3rd, 2011

Pete Kelly's Blues - The story opens in Kansas City in 1927 during Prohibition. Jazz cornetist Pete Kelly (Webb) and his Big Seven are the house band at the 17 Club, a lower-level speakeasy at 17 Cherry Street in Kansas City when Pete is approached by new local crime boss Fran McCarg (Edmond O'Brien), who intends to put Kelly on his own client list. McCarg gives Kelly until the end of the night to talk it over with the band and to “make up his mind”. DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2008

Phenomena BD - After a pre-credits murder of a Danish tourist (Fiore Argento) who has missed her bus and wandered over to an ominous chalet inhabited by a chained unseen presence, we meet our heroine Jennifer (Jennifer Connelly) who has been enrolled at an exclusive Swiss all-girls school while her actor father works overseas. On the first night, her unfortunate habit of sleepwalking puts her in the position of witnessing the violent murder of one of the schoolgirls. When Jennifer's own roommate disappears, a firefly leads her to a maggot-infested glove that possibly belongs to the killer. Although no one at the school believes Jennifer, local entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasance) identifies Jennifer's psychic affinity with insects as an advantage in tracking down the killer. Blu-ray Release Date: March 7th, 2011

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

March 14th, 2011


71: Into the Fire [Blu-ray] (John H. Lee, 2010) RB UK Cine-Asia

The Arbor [Blu-ray] (Clio Barnard, 2010) RB UK Verve Pictures

Attack Force Z [Blu-ray] (Tim Burstall, 1982) Cinevision Int'l Inc

Au Revoir Les Enfants [Blu-ray] (Louis Malle, 1987) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Beyond [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) RB UK Arrow Video

Blood [Blu-ray] (Ten Shimoyama, 2009) Well Go USA

Carlos the Jackal [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas , 2010) Mongrel Media

Confessions of a Dog (Gen Takahashi, 2006) R2 UK Third Window Films

The Fighter [Blu-ray] (David O. Russell , 2010) Paramount Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hereafter [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 2010) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hit [Blu-ray] (Stephen Frears, 1984) RB IT CDE

Larks on a String (Jirí Menzel, 1990) R2 UK Second Run

Let Me In [Blu-ray] (Matt Reeves, 2010) RB UK Icon Home Entertainment

Man of Aran (Restored Edition) (Robert J. Flaherty, 1934) R2 UK Park Circus

Salvador Allende (Patricio Guzmán, 2004) Icarus Films

Yi Yi: A One and a Two... [Blu-ray] (Edward Yang, 2000) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)


March 21st, 2011


Against All Odds [Blu-ray] (Taylor Hackford, 1984) Image Entertainment

Along Came Polly [Blu-ray] (John Hamburg, 2004) RB UK Cinram Logistics

Le Amiche [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Awakenings [Blu-ray] (Penny Marshall, 1990) Image Entertainment

The Bible: In the Beginning... [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1966) 20th Century Fox

Caged Heat / Jackson County Jail (Jonathan Demme - 1974, Michael Miller - 1976) - Roger Corman's Cult Classics - Shout! Factory

Un Chien Andalou / L'Age D'or - R2 UK BFI

Demons (Lamberto Bava, 1985) R2 UK Arrow Video

Galaxina / Crater Lake Monster [Blu-ray] - Mill Creek Ent.

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (Carlos Carcas + Norberto López Amado, 2010) R2 UK Dogwoof

Island of Death (Nico Mastorakis, 1977) R2 UK Arrow Video

Iron Man [Blu-ray] (Jon Favreau, 2008) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Moscow, Belgium [Blu-ray] (Christophe Van Rompaey, 2008) Terra

Our Hospitality [Blu-ray] (Buster Keaton, 1923) Kino

Perfume of the Lady in Black (Francesco Barilli, 1974) Raro Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

La Signora Senza Camelie [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eclipse Series 26: Silent Naruse (Flunky, Work Hard; No Blood Relation; Apart from You; Every-Night Dreams; Street Without End) - Criterion

Sleepers [Blu-ray] (Barry Levinson, 1996) RB UK Cinram Logistics

Spy Game [Blu-ray] (Tony Scott, 2001) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stand by Me [Blu-ray] (Rob Reiner, 1986) Sony Pictures

Sympathy For The Devil [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard,1968) RB UK Fabulous Films

Taking Off [Blu-ray] (Milos Forman, 1971) RB FR Carlotta Films

The Times of Harvey Milk (Rob Epstein, 1984) Criterion

The Times of Harvey Milk [Blu-ray] (Rob Epstein, 1984) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Tourist [Blu-ray] (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, 2010) Sony

The Windmill Movie (Alexander Olch, 2008) Zeitgeist Films


March 28th, 2011


Alice in Wonderland [Blu-ray] (Tim Burton, 2010) Walt Disney Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bicycle Thieves [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) RB UK Arrow Films

Bird With A Crystal Plumage [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1970) RB UK Arrow Video

Black Swan [Blu-ray] (Darren Aronofsky, 2010) Fox Searchlight Pictures

A Day In The Life - Four Portraits Of Post-war Britain [Blu-ray] - RB UK - BFI

Dead Awake [Blu-ray] (Omar Naim, 2010) First Look Pictures

Dementia 13 [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1963) 2-disc HD Cinema Classics

Dogtooth [Blu-ray] (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2010) Kino

The Dorm That Dripped Blood [Blu-ray] (Stephen Carpenter, Jeffrey Obrow, 1982) Synapse Films

Early Kurosawa - Collection - Sanshuro Sugata (1943), Sanshuro Sugata No 2 (1945), The Most Beautiful (1944), The Men Who Tread On The Tiger's Tail (1952), No Regrets For Our Youth (1946) And One Wonderful Sunday (1947) - R2 UK BFI

The Greatest Game Ever Played [Blu-ray] (Bill Paxton, 2005) Walt Disney Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hammett (Wim Wenders, 1982) RB UK Optimum

I vinti aka The Vanquished (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953) Raro Video

Inferno [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1980) Blue Underground

King of Kings [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1961) Warner

The Lighthouse (Mariya Saakyan, 2006) R2 UK Second Run

Limelight [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1952) RB UK - Park Circus

The Lion in Winter [Blu-ray] (Anthony Harvey, 1968) RA JP IVC

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

Mad Men: Season Four [Blu-ray] - LionsGate

Made in Dagenham [Blu-ray] (Nigel Cole, 2010) Sony

Manhunter [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1986) RB UK Optimum

5 Centimeters Per Second [Blu-ray] (Makoto Shinkai, 2007) RB UK Manga Entertainment

Miracle [Blu-ray] (Gavin O'Conner, 2004) Walt Disney Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mikado (Victor Schertzinger, 1939) Criterion
The Mikado [
Blu-ray] (Victor Schertzinger, 1939) Criterion

Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (Sophie Fiennes, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Poor Pretty Eddie [Blu-ray] (Chris Robinson, David Worth, 1975) Cultra

The Resident [Blu-ray] (Antti Jokinen, 2010) Image Entertainment

The Rookie [Blu-ray] (John Lee Hancock, 2002) Walt Disney Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (14-films on 5 discs) MPI

Soylent Green [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1973) Warner

The Spiderwick Chronicles [Blu-ray] (Mark Waters, 2008) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Summer Wars [Blu-ray] (Mamoru Hosoda, 2009) RB UK Manga Entertainment

The Ten Commandments [Blu-ray] (Cecil B. DeMille, 1956) Paramount

The Ten Commandments (Limited Edition Gift Set) [Blu-ray] Paramount

The Terror [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, Francis Ford Coppola, Monte Hellman, Jack Hill + Jack Nicholson, 1963) HD Cinema Classics

Topsy-Turvy (Mike Leigh, 1999) Criterion
Topsy-Turvy [
Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1999) Criterion

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) R2 UK New Wave Films

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [Blu-ray] (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) R2 UK New Wave Films

We Are What We Are [Blu-ray] (Jorge Michel Grau, 2010) R2 UK Chelsea Cinema


April 4th, 2011


...And Justice for All [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1979) Image Entertainment

About a Boy [Blu-ray] (Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz, 2002) RB UK Cinram Logistics

Araya (Margot Benacerraf, 1959) Milestone Cinematheque

Artificial Intelligence: AI [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2001) - Dreamworks (BEAVER REVIEW)

Babe [Blu-ray] (Chris Noonan, 1995) Universal Studios

Boudu Saved from Drowning [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1932) RB UK Park Circus

Come Undone (Silvio Soldini, 2010) Film Movement

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) RB UK Optimum

Fiddler on the Roof [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1971) MGM

I Love You Phillip Morris [Blu-ray] (Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, 2009) Consolidated Pictures

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey [Blu-ray] - PBS Direct

Mean Streets [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1973) RB FR Carlotta Films

Minnie and Moskowitz (John Cassavetes, 1971) R2 UK Mr Bongo

Miral (Julian Schnabel, 2010) R2 UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Mountain (Edward Dmytryk, 1956) Olive Films

The Night of the Generals (Anatole Litvak, 1967) Sony

Obsession (Brian De Palma, 1976) R2 UK Arrow Video

Peter Pan [Blu-ray] (P.J. Hogan, 2003) Universal Studios

Rope of Sand (William Dieterle, 1949) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tales of Beatrix Potter [Blu-ray] (Reginald Mills, 1971) RB UK Elevation Sales

Taxi Driver [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1976) Columbia Tristar

Taxi Driver [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1976) RB DE Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

TCM Greatest Films: Johnny Weissmuller As Tarzan Vol. 1 - TCM


Contact Us   Weekly Newsletter Archive
To unsubscribe send a message to