Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 4th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Kia ora! A hefty week with new reviews on Blu-ray from Criterion, Twilight Time, Arrow, Signal One, IVC, Milestone, VCI, Lionsgate, Shout! Factory of features directed by Howard Hawks, David Lean, John Carpenter, Christian Petzold, Richard Fleischer, Peter Jackson, John Llewellyn Moxey, Kathleen Collins, Bob Rafelson, Francesco Rosi and others. Our Release Calendar has updates of future films-to-Blu-ray including UK Criterions , Masters of Cinema and others of films by Nicholas Ray, Michelangelo Antonioni, Charles Vidor, Dennis Hopper, Robert Aldrich, Billy Wilder, F.W. Murnau, Brad Bird, Douglas Sirk, Fritz Lang, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Julien Duvivier, Maurice Tourneur, Raymond Bernard and more! Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for APRIL. We have a CONTEST posted with a Brand New Criterion Blu-ray prize! Enjoy!

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In a Lonely Place [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1950) Criterion UK

Here Comes Mr. Jordan [Blu-ray] (Alexander Hall, 1941) Criterion UK

L'Avventura [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gilda [Blu-ray] (Charles Vidor, 1946) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Easy Rider [Blu-ray] (Dennis Hopper, 1969) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Overlord [Blu-ray] (Stuart Cooper, 1975) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Flight of the Phoenix [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1965) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Buster Keaton: The Complete Short Films (4 discs) [Blu-ray] (1917-1923) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Fedora [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1975) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Early Murnau - Five Films [Blu-ray] (Schloß Vogelöd, Phantom, Der Letzte Mann, The Grand Duke's Finances, Tartuffe - F.W. Murnau) RB UK Masters of Cinema
Cocoon [
Blu-ray] (Ron Howard, 1985) RB UK Eureka Video

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T [Blu-ray] (Roy Rowland, 1953) Mill Creek Entertainment

The Iron Giant: Signature Edition [Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 1999) Warner Home Video
The Iron Giant: Signature Edition (Ultimate Collector's Edition) [
Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 1999) Warner Home Video

Cary Grant: The Vault Collection (18 titles - new to DVD in US - Ladies Should Listen / Enter Madame / Madame Butterfly / The Woman Accused / Gambling Ship, 1932-1935) Universal

Somewhere in the Night [Blu-ray] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1946) - RB Fr Rimini Editions

The Bad Sister (Hobart Henley, 1931) - R2 UK Simply Media

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 10 (Guilty Hands, The Mouthpiece, Secrets of the French Police, The Match King, Ever in My Heart) - Warner Archive Collection

The Uninvited [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1944) - RB Fr Wild Side Video

La belle équipe (aka They Were Five) [Blu-ray] (Julien Duvivier, 1936) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

La fin du jour (aka The End of the Day) [Blu-ray] (Julien Duvivier, 1939) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

Justin de Marseille [Blu-ray] (Maurice Tourneur, 1935) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

Tartarin de Tarascon [Blu-ray] (Raymond Bernard, 1934) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

Movie Movie [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1978) - Scorpion Releasing/Kino Lorber

The Mummy's Curse [Blu-ray] (Leslie Goodwins, 1944) - RB FR Elephant Films
The Mummy's Hand [
Blu-ray] (Christy Cabanne, 1940) - RB FR Elephant Films

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy [Blu-ray] (Charles Lamont, 1955) - RB FR Elephant Films

The Club [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2015) - Music Box Films

Sorceress [Blu-ray] (Jim Wynorski, 1995) - Synapse

Schramm [Blu-ray] (Jörg Buttgereit, 1993) - Cult Epics

The Knick - Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2015) - RB UK HBO/Warner

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series [Blu-ray] - BBC

Apocalypse Now - Triple Feature [Blu-ray] (ReduX and Hearts of Darkness Included) Lionsgate

Triple 9 [Blu-ray] (John Hillcoat, 2016) Universal

Race [Blu-ray] (Stephen Hopkins, 2016) Universal

The Finest Hours [Blu-ray] (Craig Gillespie, 2016) Walt Disney Studios

Private Lessons [Blu-ray] (Alan Myerson, 1981) Cinema Epoch

Rabin, the Last Day [Blu-ray] (Amos Gitai, 2015) Kino Lorber

Written on the Wind [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1954) RB FR Elephant Films

Antonia's Line [Blu-ray] (Marleen Gorris, 1995) Film Movement

Sign of the Pagan [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1954) RB FR Elephant Films

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents [Blu-ray] (Don Hardy Jr., 2015) Film Movement

Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1922) - Kino

Embrace of the Serpent [Blu-ray] (Ciro Guerra, 2015) Oscilloscope Laboratories

45 Years [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, 2015) Paramount
99 Homes [
Blu-ray] (Ramin Bahrani, 2014) Broadgreen

Roots - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (1977) Warner

The Inspector [Blu-ray] (34 Friz Freleng Cartoons) Kino

Roland and Rattfink [Blu-ray] (17 Cartoons) Kino

Tijuana Toads [Blu-ray] (17 Cartoons) Kino

The Witch [Blu-ray] (Robert Eggers, 2015) Lionsgate

The Witch [Blu-ray] (Robert Eggers, 2015) RB UK Universal

The Club [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2015) RB UK Network

A War [Blu-ray] (Tobias Lindholm, 2015) Magnolia

Crimson (aka The Man With the Severed Head) [Blu-ray] (Juan Fortuny, 1973) Redemption/Kino Lorber

99 River Street [Blu-ray] (Phil Karlson, 1953) Kino Lorber

Hidden Fear [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1957) Kino Lorber

Shield for Murder [Blu-ray] (Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien, 1954) Kino Lorber

Rams [Blu-ray] (Grímur Hákonarson, 2015) Cohen Media

Circus of Fear / Five Golden Dragons [Blu-ray] (John Llewellyn Moxey, Jeremy Summers, 1966-67) Blue Underground

Gold [Blu-ray] (Karl Hartl, 1934) Kino Lorber

The Films Of Maurice Pialat: Volume 2 [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat - Under the Sun of Satan) Cohen Media

Dolemite [Blu-ray] (D'Urville Martin, 1975) Vinegar Syndrome

The Magnetic Monster [Blu-ray] (Curt Siodmak, 1953) Kino Lorber

Really Weird Tales (John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty, 1987) Kino

Airport - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (various, 1970-1979) Universal

Something Big [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1971) Kino Lorber

Every Home Should Have One [Blu-ray] (Jim Clark, 1970) RB UK Network

Frederick Wiseman - Intégrale Vol. 2 : 1980-1994 - R2 FR Blaq Out

The Panic in Needle Park [Blu-ray] (Jerry Schatzberg, 1971) RB FR Carlotta

10 Cloverfield Lane [Blu-ray] (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016) Universal Pictures UK

The Hound of the Baskervilles [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lanfield, 1939) RB UK Studiocanal

Easy Rider [Blu-ray] (Dennis Hopper, 1969) Region FREE UK Sony

Citizen Kane [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1941) Warner UK

Heaven Knows What [Blu-ray] (Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie, 2014) RB UK Axiom Films

Deadpool [Blu-ray] (Tim Miller, 2016) RB FR 20th Century Fox

Lady in White [Blu-ray] (Frank LaLoggia, 1988) Cinedigm

Maigret [Blu-ray] (Ashley Pearce, 2016) RB UK 2entertain

Humans, Season 1 [Blu-ray] - Acorn Media

High-Rise Blu-ray] (Ben Wheatley, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Blu-ray] (Burr Steers, 2016) Lionsgate UK

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Blu-ray] (Burr Steers, 2016) Sony

The Wave [Blu-ray] (Roar Uthaug, 2015) Magnolia

The Confirmation [Blu-ray] (Bob Nelson, 2016) Lionsgate

Hardcore Henry Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Ilya Naishuller, 2015) RB DE Capelight Pictures
Hardcore Henry MediaBook [
Blu-ray] (Ilya Naishuller, 2015) RB DE Capelight Pictures

Le amiche [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) Criterion

Here Comes Mr. Jordan [Blu-ray] (Alexander Hall, 1941) Criterion

La Chienne [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1931) Criterion

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Criterion

Fantastic Planet [Blu-ray] (René Laloux, 1973) Criterion

Clouds of Sils Maria [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas, 2014) Criterion

Suspicion [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) Warner Archive

M [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1951) RB FR Sidonis



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Tough call for a top release - there are many films that I love - but also some imperfect transfers. Let's start with Criterion - both David Lean's Brief Encounter (available as an individual Blu-ray release) and Christian Petzold's Phoenix are magnificent cinema with impeccable Blu-ray transfers. I was also very moved by The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates - another value-packed Criterion Blu-ray package. I continue to find Richard Fleischer's 10 Rillington Place a fascinating serial-killer portrayal looking far superior on Twilight Time Blu-ray over the older SD. Arrow give is Francesco Rosi's Three Brothers - an exceptional and rarely-seen gem. Kathleen Collins' Losing Ground evokes the best of Cassavetes and the new Milestone double Blu-ray set is stacked with supplements. A shame about IVC's region FREE Blu-ray of Howard Hawks' The Thing From Another World isn't as pristine on the first Blu-ray iteration as fans might have hoped - still one of the very best of its 50's era genre. The Noir conventions of Bob Rafelson's Black Widow give it plenty of watchability and Signal One in the UK nudge ahead of the existing Twilight Time. Not John Carpenter's best, and no where near the original, but Village of the Damned on Blu-ray has some definite positives in Shout! Factory's new Collector's Edition. Peter Jackson's gorefest Dead Alive (Braindead) deserves a better Blu-ray. transfer than the existing and the wonderfully atmospheric horror The City of the Dead gets fumbled by VCI on Blu-ray. Shamefully disrespectful. On DVD, I feel in love with the essential Noir So Evil My Love - not stellar but the film's lack of digital availability give this value. Gregory compared the newer DVD of The Clay Pigeon, another of the trim and stripped-down noir thrillers churned out by Richard Fleischer and Eric covered a variety of films-to-SD including Nights With Theodore, a new horror The Entity and more!

Noir Quote for the week

"I was thinking about that dame upstairs, and the way she had looked at me, and I wanted to see her again, close, without that silly staircase between us."  

'May we live in interesting times' (Chinese curse) - Gary


Losing Ground BD - Celebrating a recent museum sale, Victor decides to rent a country house where he can return to more realism after years working as an abstract expressionist. Away from the city, the couple’s summer idyll becomes complicated by Sara’s research and by Victor’s involvement with a young model. When one of her students casts Sara as the woman scorned in a film version of the song “Frankie and Johnny,” she experiences a painful emotional awakening. While dealing with strong individuals and feelings, the film is also charming--Collins described it as a comedy about a young woman who takes herself too seriously. Blu-ray Release date: April 5th, 2016

Black Widow BD - Black Widow bears no relation to the 1954 film of the same name--beyond its characterization of the female as the deadlier of the species, that is. Debra Winger stars as a federal agent who has sworn to bring Theresa Russell to justice. Ms. Russell has married several millionaires who have all died mysterious deaths, for which she has remained undetected because she has assumed a number of different identities. Ms. Winger is the only person in her department who suspects that all of the deceased millionaires' widows are the same person. Finally tracking down Russell, Winger finds herself inexorably becoming friends with the charming murderess. Signal One Blu-ray Release date: March 7th, 2016

Three Brothers BD - Francesco Rosi established himself as one of the greatest chroniclers of Italy's stormy postwar history with such riveting classics as Salvatore Giuliano, The Mattei Affair and Illustrious Corpses. Three Brothers (Tre fratelli) explores similarly knotty social and political territory through the seemingly straightforward story of three siblings returning to their native southern Italy to pay homage to their late mother. However, their various professions a judge in Rome (Philippe Noiret), a spiritual counsellor in Naples (Vittorio Mezzogiorno), a factory worker in Turin (Michele Placido) have a profound effect on their response to this reunion. Blu-ray Release date: April 4th, 2015

The Thing From Another World BD - The scene is a distant Arctic research station, where a UFO has crashed. The investigating scientists discover that the circular craft has melted its way into the ice, which has frozen up again. While attempting to recover the ship, Captain Patrick Hendry (Kenneth Tobey) accidentally explodes the vessel, but the pilot -- at least, what seems to be the pilot -- remains frozen in a block of ice. The body is taken to base headquarters, where it is inadvertently thawed out by an electric blanket. The alien attacks the soldier guarding him and escapes into the snowy wastes. An attack dog rips off the alien's arm, whereupon Dr. Carrington (Robert Cornthwaite) discerns that "The Thing" (played by future Gunsmoke star James Arness!) is not animal but a member of the carrot family, subsisting on blood. While the misguided Carrington attempts to spawn baby "Things" with the severed arm, the parent creature wreaks murderous havoc all over the base. Blu-ray release date: March 31st, 2016

Village of the Damned BD - This film is a remake of the classic 1960 science-fiction thriller, Village of the Damned, which was based on the novel The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. Veteran horror director John Carpenter is at the helm this time, with Christopher Reeve replacing George Sanders in the starring role. Aliens put the entire village of Midwich to sleep for 24 hours and impregnate many women. Reeve plays Alan Chaffee, the town doctor, whose wife Barbara (Karen Kahn) is one of the women carrying an alien baby. Visiting scientist Dr. Susan Verner (Kristie Alley) is monitoring the situation for the government. She supervises a mass birthing in a barn. The children turn out to be white-haired, glassy-eyed, and telepathic. Their plan is to use their supernatural powers to kill the villagers and help the aliens take over, and only Chaffee and Verner can stop them! Blu-ray Release date: April 12th, 2016

10 Rillington Place BD - Unlike many a film serial killer, Christie isn’t preaching an alternate way of living to a secretly receptive audience. He remains a nondescript loner whom Fleischer and Attenborough insist we pay attention to, even as he slowly shatters the existence of his illiterate boarder (Hurt, doing the definitive take on “two sandwiches short of a picnic”). When Christie thereafter spirals into an undistinguished purgatory, the film gains in methodical momentum. The inevitable end—the killer’s apprehension on the banks of the Thames—sticks troublingly in the mind, as if justice has swaddled nothing more than a heavy-breathing black hole. It’s the perfect, downbeat grace note on which to end this underseen gem. Blu-ray Release Date: March, 2016

Brief Encounter BD - After a chance meeting on a train platform, a married doctor (Trevor Howard) and a suburban housewife (Celia Johnson) enter into a muted but passionate, ultimately doomed, love affair. With its evocatively fog-enshrouded setting, swooning Rachmaninoff score, and pair of remarkable performances (Johnson was nominated for an Oscar for her role), David Lean’s film of Noël Coward’s play Still Life deftly explores the thrill, pain, and tenderness of an illicit romance, and has influenced many a cinematic brief encounter since its release. Criterion Individual: Blu-ray Release Date: April 26th, 2016

The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates BD - Seeking to invigorate the American documentary format, which he felt was rote and uninspired, Robert Drew brought the style and vibrancy he had fostered as a Life magazine correspondent to filmmaking in the late fifties. He did this by assembling an amazing team—including such eventual nonfiction luminaries as Richard Leacock, D. A. Pennebaker, and Albert Maysles—that would transform documentary cinema. In 1960, the group was granted direct access to John F. Kennedy, filming him on the campaign trail and eventually in the Oval Office. This resulted in three films of remarkable, behind-closed-doors intimacy—Primary, Adventures on the New Frontier, and Crisis—and, following the president’s assassination, the poetic short Faces of November. Collected here are all four of these titles, early exemplars of the movement known as Direct Cinema and featuring the greatest close-up footage we have of this American icon. Blu-ray Release date: April 26th, 2016

The City of the Dead BD - George Baxt scripted this extraordinarily good chiller from a story by Milton Subotsky, who also co-produced. A college student (Venetia Stevenson) with an interest in witchcraft goes to the Massachusetts town of Whitewood. It's a foggy, spooky town which gets even scarier when Stevenson discovers that the owner of the Raven's Inn, Mrs. Newlis (Patricia Jessel) is in fact a 268-year old witch. Jessel sold her soul to the Devil to regain her life after being burned at the stake. The whole town is her coven, including Stevenson's kindly history professor (Christopher Lee). Stevenson's boyfriend and brother arrive to look for her and discover human sacrifices and all sorts of evil goings-on. One of the few horror films of the period which still has the power to frighten, Horror Hotel is required viewing for genre fans. Blu-ray Release Date: March 29th, 2016

Phoenix BD - This evocative and haunting drama, set in rubble-strewn Berlin in 1945, is like no other film about post–World War II Jewish-German identity. After surviving Auschwitz, a former cabaret singer (Nina Hoss, in a dazzling, multilayered performance) has her disfigured face reconstructed and returns to her war-ravaged hometown to seek out her gentile husband, who may or may not have betrayed her to the Nazis. Without recognizing her, he enlists her to play his wife in a bizarre hall-of-shattered-mirrors story that is as richly metaphorical as it is preposterously engrossing. Revenge film or tale of romantic reconciliation? One doesn’t know until the superb closing scene of this marvel from Christian Petzold, one of the most important figure in contemporary German cinema. Blu-ray Release date: April 26th, 2016

Dead Alive (Braindead) BD - Director Peter Jackson's second feature cheerfully trumps the gross-out quotient of his splatterfest debut, the appropriately named Bad Taste. The tone is cartoonishly comic, and the premise is simple: The village dweeb (Timothy Balme) is trying to maintain a budding romance with the sweet Paquita (Diana Penalver) while concealing the fact that his overbearing mum (Elizabeth Moody, in an amazing good-sport performance) is a flesh-eating zombie. (She owes her condition to a bite from a "Sumatran Rat Monkey" at the local zoo.) Complicating matters even further is Les, a greedy uncle (Ian Watkin), who suspects that his sister has died and is eager to occupy her elegantly furnished Victorian mansion. The climax is a housewarming party Les throws to celebrate his "inheritance;" what he really gets is his comeuppance, thanks to his sister and her similarly afflicted zombie pals, who burst out of their basement prison to turn the guests into appetizers. Lionsgate Blu-ray Release Date: October 4th, 2011

The Clay Pigeon - When Bill Williams comes out of a coma at a Naval hospital in Long Beach, he knows who he is but doesn't know why he's there. But he overhears staff talking about his impending court-martial for treason: Apparently he snitched on his fellow Americans in a Japanese prison-camp, leading to their deaths by torture. No fool he, he grabs some civvies and slips out the door, headed to San Diego and the widow (Barbara Hale) of one of his dead buddies. DVD Release Date: June 9, 2015

Are You Being Served? - Reuniting the original cast members from Are You Being Served! and written & produced by British comedy-writer legends David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd, Grace & Favour is one of the finest sitcoms ever produced for British television. Presented here in a new four-disc set, this long overdue home entertainment premičre is full of more laughs and double-entendres than you can shake a stick at. So, sit back and indulge in all twelve episodes of endless innuendo, hilarity and mischief with the staff from Grace Brothers. DVD Release Date: 23 May 2016

Nights With Theodore - A romantic connection blossoms between two young Parisians during a succession of dreamlike nocturnal visits to a singular, beguiling park. Anna meets Theodore at a party, and together they impulsively climb the fence and enter the a nearby city park, an unusual and striking hillside public garden in northeastern Paris. The two part at dawn, but find themselves drawn back the following night, and, falling in love under the park s spell, embark on nightly explorations of its topographic mysteries, gradually discovering that, despite feeling entirely alone in the world, they may not be the only ones drawn to this magical place. DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2016

The Entity - A group of students working on a university video project find an old film hidden in the archive room of a cemetery. After watching it together, one-by-one they begin meeting untimely deaths at the hands of a demonic spirit that has cursed them. Seeking to break the ancient spell, their investigation leads them to the grave of a woman who was cruelly killed during the Spanish Inquisition. Facing certain death, the survivors must confront the spirit, if they are to escape with their lives. DVD Release Date: April 5th, 2016

Sucker - SUCKER is the story of Lawrence, an 18 year old Chinese Australian who fails to get into medical school after he is caught cheating on final exams. Banished to stay with his uncle for the summer, Lawrence (played by viral Internet star, John Luc) meets the Professor, a colourful, ageing conman. And so begins a road-trip with the Professor and his daughter Sarah. The Professor teaches Lawrence the art of swindling and cheating, and from Sarah, Lawrence learns a hard lesson in unrequited love. As Lawrence and the Professor work towards their biggest scam, and Sarah and Lawrence plan a swindle of their own, Lawrence is forced to make a choice between love, life and lies. DVD Release Date: March 1st, 2016

The Blue Hour - THE BLUE HOUR is a sexy supernatural love story about a bullied loner, Tam, who finds solace in the arms of Phum, a boy he meets at a haunted swimming pool. Phum reveals that his family's land has been stolen and the new found lovers imagine a perfect life together on the disputed land. Haunted by a ghostly presence, Tam struggles to stay connected to reality. An official selection of the Berlin International Film Festival, THE BLUE HOUR is a dark atmospheric tale of love and distress. DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2016

So Evil My Love - Olivia Harwood (Ann Todd) is a missionary's widow who meets Mark Bellis (Ray Milland), a charming artist and rogue, on the ship taking them back to Victorian London. When Olivia opens a boarding house, Mark becomes her lodger, but then quickly graduates to become her lover. Soon Olivia falls completely under the spell of Mark and casts aside her religious scruples to fall in with Mark's ambitious and immoral schemes of theft and blackmail. But perhaps his schemes are too ambitious when he attempts to swindle their own friends, leaving Olivia to decide whether to completely fall in with the devil - or redeem herself by betraying the man she loves... DVD Release Date: March 21st, 2016

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

April 4th, 2016


The Amsterdam Kill (Robert Clouse, 1977) R2 UK MediumRare

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) RB UK Arrow

The Black Cat aka "Gatto nero" [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Black Cat aka "Gatto nero" [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) - Region FREE UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Black Mama White Mama [Blu-ray] (Eddie Romero, 1973) Arrow UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Danger Tomorrow (Terry Bishop, 1960) R2 UK Network

Death Walks Twice: Two Films by Luciano Ercoli (4-Disc Limited Edition Boxset) [Blu-ray + DVD] (includes Death Walks on High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight) - Arrow US

The Forbidden Room [Blu-ray] (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, 2015) RB UK Soda Pictures

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2015) Walt Disney Studios

The Gallant Hours [Blu-ray] (Robert Montgomery, 1960) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hallow [Blu-ray] (Corin Hardy, 2015) Shout! Factory

Hammer Film Collection - Volume Two - 6 Films - The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958), The Snorkel (1958), Never Take Candy From a Stranger (1960), Maniac (1963), Die! Die! My Darling! (1965), Creatures the World Forgot (1971) - Mill Creek

Losing Ground [Blu-ray] (Kathleen Collins, 1982) Milestone Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Journey to the Seventh Planet [Blu-ray] (Sidney W. Pink, 1961) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

M [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1951) RB FR Sidonis

The Marriage of Maria Braun [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979) RB UK Arrow

Prefontaine [Blu-ray] (Steve James, 1997) Mill Creek Entertainment

Ran (restored in 4K) [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) RB DE Studiocanal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Purple Plain [Blu-ray] (Robert Parish, 1955) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Scalps [Blu-ray] (Fred Olen Ray, 1983) RB UK 88 Films

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1949) Region FREE JP IVC

Stories from the Middle East Bundle (May in the Summer, The Other Son, The Attack, The Wind Will Carry Us) Cohen Media

Three Brothers [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1981) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tales That Witness Madness [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1973) RB UK Fabulous Films

Wagon Master [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1950) Region FREE JP IVC

Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key [Blu-ray] (Sergio Martino, 1972) - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key [Blu-ray] (Sergio Martino, 1972) - Region FREE UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)


April 11th, 2016


Bride of Re-Animator [Blu-ray] (Director Approved 3-Disc Limited Edition) (Brian Yuzna, 1989) Arrow R0 UK

Bride of Re-Animator [Blu-ray] (Director Approved 3-Disc Limited Edition) (Brian Yuzna, 1989) Arrow US

Destroyer / Edge of Sanity [Blu-ray] - Shout! Factory

Dirty Pretty Things (Stephen Frears, 2002) Lionsgate

Ivan's Childhood [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne: The Early Works - R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Mississippi Gambler [Blu-ray] (Rudolph Maté, 1953) RB DE Koch Media

No Exit (Norman Lee, 1936) R2 UK Network

Only Angels Have Wings [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1939) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Parasyte: Part 1 [Blu-ray] (Takashi Yamazaki, 2014) RB UK Manga Entertainment

Ran (restored in 4K) [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1985) RB FR Studiocanal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sex Murder Art: The Films Of Jorg Buttgereit [Blu-ray] - Cult Epics

Shadows in an Empty Room [Blu-ray] (Alberto De Martino, 1977) Scorpion Releasing

The Sound Barrier (Restored) [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1952) RB UK Studiocanal

The Spoilers [Blu-ray] (Jesse Hibbs, 1955) RB DE Koch Media

Suspicion [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1941) Warner Archive

Three Amigos! [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1986) RB UK 101 Films

Three Days of the Condor [Blu-ray] (Sidney Pollock, 1975) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Trapped [Blu-ray] (Baltasar Kormákur, 2015) RB UK Arrow Films

Village of the Damned [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1995) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1966) Warner Archive


April 18th, 2016


1900 [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1976) RB UK Masters of Cinema

And Then There Were None [Blu-ray] (Basi Akpabio, Rebecca Keane, 2015) Acorn Media

Antonia's Line [Blu-ray] (Marleen Gorris, 1995) Film Movement

Art House (Don Freeman, 2015) First Run Features

Barcelona [Blu-ray] (Whit Stillman, 1994) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Betrayed [Blu-ray] (Costa-Gavras, 1988) Olive Films

Cary Grant: The Vault Collection (18 titles - new to DVD in US - Ladies Should Listen / Enter Madame / Madame Butterfly / The Woman Accused / Gambling Ship, 1932-1935) Universal

Dangerous Men [Blu-ray] (Jahangir Salehi, 2005) Simma Sim

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street [Blu-ray] (Samuel Fuller, 1970) Olive Films

Doris Day and Rock Hudson Romantic Comedy Collection [Blu-ray] (Pillow Talk / Lover Come Back / Send Me No Flowers) - Universal

The File of the Golden Goose [Blu-ray] (Sam Wanamaker, 1969) Kino

The Fool [Blu-ray] (Yuriy Bykov, 2014) Olive Films

Grey Gardens [Blu-ray] (Ellen Hovde, Albert Maysles, 1975) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Holcroft Covenant [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1985) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

It Happened One Night [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1934) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Major [Blu-ray] (Yuriy Bykov, 2013) Olive Films

Man with a Movie Camera (and other works by Dziga Vertov) (1929) [Blu-ray] - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Miracle Beach [Blu-ray] (Skott Snider, 1992) Kino Lorber

Misconduct [Blu-ray] (Shintaro Shimosawa, 2016) Lionsgate

Mysterious Object at Noon [Blu-ray] (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2000) Region FREE UK Second Run

Only Angels Have Wings [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1939) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

Outlaw: Gangster VIP Collection [Blu-ray] (Gangster VIP, Gangster VIP 2, Heartless, Goro the Assassin, Black Dagger, and Kill!) R0 UK Arrow

Outlaw: Gangster VIP Collection [Blu-ray] (Gangster VIP, Gangster VIP 2, Heartless, Goro the Assassin, Black Dagger, and Kill!) Arrow US

Panic in Year Zero! [Blu-ray] (Ray Milland, 1962) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Revenant [Blu-ray] (Alejandro González Ińárritu, 2015) 20th Century Fox

Speedy [Blu-ray] (Ted Wilde, 1928) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Susan Slept Here [Blu-ray] (Frank Tashlin, 1954) Warner Archive

Theory of Obscurity: A Film About the Residents [Blu-ray] (Don Hardy Jr., 2015) Film Movement

Tootsie [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1982) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Tragedy of Macbeth [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1971) RB UK Criterion Range (BEAVER REVIEW)

Try and Get Me! [Blu-ray] (Cy Endfield, 1950) Olive Films

Ulee's Gold [Blu-ray] (Victor Nunez, 1997) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Veep: Season 4 [Blu-ray] HBO Studios

What Lola Wants [Blu-ray] (Rupert Glasson, 2015) Anchor Bay

A Whit Stillman Trilogy: Metropolitan, Barcelona, The Last Days of Disco [Blu-ray] - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wrong Number (Vernon Sewell, 1959) R2 UK Network

Yami shibai: Japanese Ghost Stories [Blu-ray] (Seasons 1 + 2) Section 23


April 25th, 2016


Andrei Rublev [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1966) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Ant and the Aardvark [Blu-ray] (17 Friz Freleng Cartoons) Kino

Backtrack [Blu-ray] (Michael Petroni, 2015) Lionsgate

Beat Girl [Blu-ray] (Edmond T. Gréville, 1960) RB UK BFI

Brief Encounter [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1945) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia [Blu-ray] (Sam Peckinpah, 1974) RB DE Koch Media

Bringing Up Baby [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1938) Region FREE JP IVC

Casbah (John Berrym, 1948) R2 DE Koch Media

Crazylegs Crane [Blu-ray] (16 Friz Freleng Cartoons) Kino

The Creature Walks Among Us (John Sherwood , 1956) R2 FR Elephant Films

Death Becomes Her [Blu-ray] (Robert Zemeckis, 1992) Shout! Factory

Dillinger (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (John Milius, 1973) Arrow US

Dolemite [Blu-ray] (D'Urville Martin, 1975) Vinegar Syndrome

Expresso Bongo [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, 1959) RB UK BFI

Follow The Money [Blu-ray] (Complete First Season) - RB UK Arrow

The Glass Key [Blu-ray] (Stuart Heisler, 1942) RB DE Koch Media

Homeland - Season 5 [Blu-ray] - RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The Hound of the Baskervilles [Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1983) RB UK Second Sight

The Inspector [Blu-ray] (34 Friz Freleng Cartoons) Kino

Jane Got a Gun [Blu-ray] (Gavin O'Connor, 2015) Starz / Anchor Bay

The Kennedy Films of Robert Drew & Associates [Blu-ray] - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Madigan (Don Siegel, 1968) R2 UK Screenbound

The Million Eyes of Sumuru (Lindsay Shonteff, 1967) / The Girl from Rio (Jesús Franco, 1969) [Blu-ray] Blue Underground

The Ninth Configuration [Blu-ray] (William Peter Blatty, 1980) RB UK Second Sight

Ourselves Alone (Brian Desmond Hurst, Walter Summers, 1936) R2 UK Network

Phoenix [Blu-ray] (Christian Petzold, 2014) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pink String and Sealing Wax [Blu-ray] (Robert Hamer, 1945) RB UK Studiocanal

Revenge of the Creature [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1955) Region FREE FR Elephant Films

River of Grass (2015 Restoration) [Blu-ray] (Kelly Reichardt, 1994) Oscilloscope Laboratories

The Seven-Ups [Blu-ray] (Philip D'Antoni, 1973) RB UK Signal One

The Sign of Four [Blu-ray] (Desmond Davis, 1983) RB UK Second Sight

She-Wolf of London (Jean Yarbrough, 1946) R2 FR Elephant Films

Son of Saul [Blu-ray] (László Nemes, 2015) Sony

Sssssss [Blu-ray] (Bernard L. Kowalski, 1973) Shout! Factory

Symptoms [Blu-ray] (José Ramón Larraz, 1974) RB UK BFI

They Live by Night [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1948) Region FREE JP IVC

Uzumasa Limelight [Blu-ray] (Ken Ochiai, 2014) RB UK Third Window Films

What? [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1972) Severin Films

Werewolf of London [Blu-ray] (Stuart Walker, 1935) Region FREE FR Elephant Films

A Woman's Vengeance (Zoltan Korda, 1948) R2 UK Screenbound

The Zero Boys [Blu-ray] (Nico Mastorakis, 1986) Arrow US

The Zero Boys [Blu-ray] (Nico Mastorakis, 1986) Arrow R0 UK


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