Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 14th, 2014

  This Week's Highlights
 
 

Fónjun tyáfuura! - 'Full bore' as my father used to say. This week we cover films reaching Blu-ray by Billy Wilder, Orson Welles, Anthony Mann, Douglas Sirk, William Friedkin, Joseph Losey, Stanley Donen, Sidney Lumet, Jan Svankmajer, Martin Ritt, Noir, 3 more Hammer Studio Blu-rays, Blu-ray Audio and more! The Release Calendar has new updates of films-to-Blu-ray from John Ford, Robert Wiene, Jack Arnold, F.W. Murnau, Terence Fisher, Takashi Miike, Werner Herzog, Kenneth Branagh, Mike Nichols, Walter Hill and other. I've relented and added some Google banner ads. I hope you don't find them intrusive and please don't be afraid to click on them if you deem appropriate. There is a new CONTEST posted with a new Blu-ray prize - best of luck!

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LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE RELEASE CALENDAR:

My Darling Clementine [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1946) RB DE Twentieth Century Fox

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari [Blu-ray] (Robert Wiene, 1920) RB DE Universum Film

Tarantula [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1955) RB DE Koch Media

Sliding Doors [Blu-ray] (Peter Howitt, 1998) RB DE Alive

Nosferatu [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1922) RB DE Universum Film

The Purple Plain [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1954) RB DE Pidax film media

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1973) RB UK Icon Home Entertainment

Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1981) RB UK Second Sight

Captain Clegg aka Night Creatures [Blu-ray] (Peter Graham Scott, 1962) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment

Non-Stop [Blu-ray] (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1962) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment

Lesson of the Evil [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2012) RB UK Third Window Films

Futureworld [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1976) RB UK 101 Films

Herzog: The Collection (Limited Edition - 13 discs) [Blu-ray] (Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land Of Silence And Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser, Heart Of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu The Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad Of Little Soldier, Where The Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons Of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs To Fly and My Best Fiend) - Shout! Factory

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit [Blu-ray](Kenneth Branagh, 2013) Paramount

The Birdcage [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1996) MGM

Southern Comfort [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1981) Shout! Factory

The Monuments Men [Blu-ray] (George Clooney, 2014) Sony Pictures

Generation War [Blu-ray] (Philipp Kadelbach, 2013) Music Box Films

I Escaped From Devils Island/ The Final Option [Blu-ray] Shout! Factory

Deadly Eyes [Blu-ray] (Robert Clouse, 1982) Shout! Factory

Ginger Snaps [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, 2000) Shout! Factory

House of Mortal Sin [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1976) Redemption

Lake Placid [Blu-ray] (Steve Miner, 1999) Shout! Factory

Nude For Satan [Blu-ray] (Luigi Batzella , 1974) Redemption

The Suspect [Blu-ray] (Stuart Connelly, 2014) Image Entertainment

The Final Terror [Blu-ray] (Andrew Davis, 1983) Shout! Factory

Sx Tape [Blu-ray] (Jake Kasdan, 2014) Well Go USA

The Vanquished (I Vinti) [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni , 1953) Kino

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel Edition [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983) Warner Brothers

Home Before Midnight [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1979) Kino

Stalingrad [Blu-ray] (Fedor Bondarchuk, 2013) Sony Pictures

Killing Them Softly Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Andrew Dominik, 2012) Anchor Bay

Death Spa [Blu-ray] (Michael Fischa, 1989) MPI

The Ringer [Blu-ray] (Barry W. Blaustein, 2005) Fox Home Entertainment

Hearts and Minds [Blu-ray] (Peter Davis, 1974) Criterion Collection

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection [Blu-ray] 8-discs (State Fair, Oklahoma - Todd-AO, Oklahoma - Cinemascope, Carousel, King and I, South Pacific Theatrical, South Pacific Extended roadshow version and Sound of Music) 20th Century Fox

True Detective - First Season [Blu-ray] (Nic Pizzolatto, 2014) HBO

Vertigo [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1958) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rear Window [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Psycho [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bram Stoker's Dracula [Blu-ray] (Dan Curtis, 1974) MPI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Memphis Belle [Blu-ray] (Michael Caton-jones, 1990) Warner

Her [Blu-ray] (Spike Jonze, 2013) Warner

Reality Bites [Blu-ray] (Ben Stiller, 1994) Universal

Open Grave [Blu-ray] (Gonzalo López-Gallego, 2013) New Video Group

McCanick [Blu-ray] (Josh C. Waller, 2013) Well Go USA

Sybil Danning Double Feature (Cat in the Cage/French Pussycat) - Substance

Tokyo Stray Girls ( Hisayasu Sato, 2010) Pathfinder

Broken Side Of Time (Gorman Bechard, 2013) What Were We Thinking

The Monkey's Paw [Blu-ray] (Brett Simmons, 2013) Shout! Factory

L’Eclisse [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) Criterion Collection

All That Heaven Allows [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1955) Criterion Collection

Picnic at Hanging Rock [Blu-ray] (Peter Weir, 1975) Criterion Collection

Judex [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1963) Criterion Collection

A Hard Day’s Night [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1964) Criterion Collection

 

 

ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): There is so many great films on Blu-ray this last 7 days. Good gravy. Where to start? Universal are finally releasing two important classics and we've compared (and noted the differences) to the UK - Masters of Cinema, Region 'B' versions. Double Indemnity is often considered THE Noir and Universal have given that Billy Wilder film - along with Orson Welles Touch of Evil new 1080P transfers - both looking great, but still different from the original Blu-rays. William Friedkin's Sorcerer is such a desirable Blu-ray - such a visual and aural film - seemingly, made for HD viewing! I'm a huge fan of Anthony Mann's Men in War and am happy to see Olive's new Blu-ray. I can easily be convinced that The Devil Rides Out is the best of Hammer Studios and the Blu-ray is a mighty impressive presentation. I was also very pleased with Rasputin The Mad Monk and less-so with The Witches - both wonderful HD transfers as well. Fans of Stanley Donen's, very visual, Funny Face are pleased that the new Blu-ray takes a large step above the past SDs. How about Joseph Losey's Stranger on the Prowl? Superb film but, unfortunately the Blu-ray is at the mercy of the imperfect source elements. Still, a worthy purchase, IMO. Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker looks stellar on Blu-ray as well as a tour-de-force performance from Steiger. Recommended! Sleep My Love is a brilliantly atmospheric Noir from none-other than Douglas Sirk - and now available on Blu-ray! Conrack is a warm, humanist drama beautifully realized by Mart Ritt. Twilight Time's Blu-ray comes with an informative commentary. I've always enjoyed Svankmajer's Alice but the new First Run Features Blu-ray, with no extras and only the DUB, is a poor cousin to region FREE BFI counterpart. I was a shade perplexed at the mixture in Big Bad Wolves - very odd. This week Daniel positively reviewed another Blu-ray Audio package; Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson - I've already got my order in! On DVD, Eva Wants to Sleep is a pure delight and definitely recommended! Noir-lovers won't want to pass up on Roadblock - an essential of the cycle, finally being released. Eric covered Second Run's strongly lauded documentary of Celluloid Man - as well as his usual horror fare Demon Resurrection and the religiously based In the Name of..... Spring feel like Autumn so far - hope yours is progressing better!

  THIS WEEK's REVIEWS / COMPARISONS
 

Big Bad Wolves BD - A foul tale foully told, the Israeli horror flick “Big Bad Wolves” begins on a dreamy, once-upon-a-time note with three children playing hide-and-seek. As a boy counts down, two girls, one dressed in red and the other in blue, enter a derelict building. One stays, the other leaves; one dies; the other, well, who knows, much less cares, what happens to her? Certainly not the writers and directors, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado, for whom murdered children are just an easy, conveniently blunt and effectively faceless (and headless) means to a self-satisfied, jokey and blood-slicked end. Blu-ray Release date: April 22nd, 2014

Serge Gainsbourg - Histoire De Melody Nelson BD Audio - The album features a very 70s bassline theme that runs through the entire concept album, which was planned over a year with arranger / composer Jean-Claude Vannier. It then builds a lush instrumentation into a funk-orchestral climax that is breathtaking, like its subject matter. Then a tender French chanson as he falls in love with her. The seduction begins with dancing and ends at a particular hotel with predictable fruits of Gainsbourg’s labour. The track ‘Cargo Culte’ is a bookend that echoes the beginning of the odyssey. Blu-ray Release date: October 30th, 2013

Sorcerer BD - The plot of William Friedkin's suspense thriller originated with the same Georges Arnaud novel that inspired Henri-Georges Clouzot's French suspense classic The Wages of Fear (1953). Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal, and Amidou play four men who, for various reasons, cannot return to their own countries. They end up in a dismal South American town where an American oil company is seeking out courageous drivers willing to haul nitroglycerin over 200 miles of treacherous terrain. The four stateless men have nothing to lose -- and, besides, they'll be paid 10,000 dollars apiece, and be granted legal citizenship, if they survive. Blu-ray Release date: April 22nd, 2014

Alice BD - Czech surrealist Jan Svankmajer's Alice (1988) is a creepy and disturbing adaptaion of Lewis Carroll's perennial literary classic, and perhaps the most faithful the original work. Combining a live-action Alice (Kristýna Kohoutová) with a Wonderland filled with threatening stop-motion characters, Svankmajer s deliberately crude style of animation, use of close-ups, and rich design work lend the film a pervading sense of unease and a menacing dream-logic which marries a sly visual wit with piercing psychological insight. Blu-ray Release date: April 15th, 2014

Touch of Evil BD - Charlton Heston portrays Mike Vargas, the Mexican chief of narcotics who sets out to uncover the facts surrounding a car bomb that has killed a wealthy American businessman on the US side of the border. As Vargas investigates, his newly-wed wife Susie (Janet Leigh, two years before Hitchcock’s Psycho) is kidnapped by a gang out to exact vengeance for the prosecution of the brother of their leader (Akim Tamiroff). Meanwhile, Vargas’ enquiries become progressively more obfuscated by the American cop Hank Quinlan (played by Welles himself, in one of the most imposing and unforgettable screen performances of his career), a besotted incarnation of corruption who alternately conspires with Susie’s captors and seeks solace in the brothel of the Gypsy madame (Marlene Dietrich) who comforted him in bygone times. Blu-ray Release date: April 15th, 2014

Funny Face BD - The musical that dares to rhyme Sartre with Montmartre, Funny Face - surprisingly from Paramount rather than MGM - knocks most other musicals off the screen for its visual beauty, its witty panache, and its totally uncalculating charm. The beauty is most irresistible in the sylvan scene, shimmering through gauze, when Astaire and Hepburn find they 'empathise', to use the film's joke. The panache is most sustained in the 'Clap Yo' Hands' number, in which Astaire and Thompson shuffle on as a couple of beats and develop a dazzlingly inventive send-up. The charm is everywhere. Love triumphs over capitalist exploitation, joyless intellectualisation, and all things phony; and the thesis persuades because of the commitment and skill of the team and the lightness of the underrated Donen's touch. Blu-ray Release date: April 8th, 2014

Stranger on the Prowl BD - The official credits for the Italian-made Stranger on the Prowl read: "written and directed by Andrea Forzano." In truth, Andrea Forzano was two people: screenwriter Ben Barzman and director Joseph Losey, both of whom had been blacklisted by Hollywood and were forced to work under pseudonyms. Essentially a two-person character study, the film stars Paul Muni as a down-and-out crook on the lam. Muni befriends a young street urchin (Vittorio Mazzunchelli, billed as "Manunta" in many prints) in an Italian port city. At first amused that the boy is a sneak thief, Muni tries to deflects the kid from a life of crime. Blu-ray Release date: April 22nd, 2014

The Pawnbroker BD - Critically acclaimed Rod Steiger plays Sol Nazerman, a Jewish pawnbroker who survived imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp, even though his wife and family did not. The devastating experience and unrelenting memories inhibit Sol from emotional involvement with life. He has no faith in religion and less in mankind. Though he carries on an affair with a woman who was also a victim of the Nazi camps, it is without emotion and Sol grows increasingly bitter and callous, withdrawing still further from the world around him. Blu-ray Release date: April 22nd, 2014

Sleep My Love BD - This is the old Gaslight plot about a husband trying to get his wife to believe she's going mad so he can acquire her money and marry his mistress, but it is not as hackneyed as this sounds. The screenplay is full of unexpected twists and Sirk's direction has some exciting Hitchcockian touches, with a cliffhanging climax against the background of Brooklyn Bridge. Usually seen in more lightweight fare, Colbert and Ameche are suitably angst-ridden and smooth respectively. He is giving her hypnotic drugs while carrying on with seductive Brooks. Coulouris, behind thick spectacles, makes a sinister phoney psychiatrist. Blu-rayRelease date: April 22nd, 2014

Men in War BD - Director Anthony Mann again teams with screenwriter Phil Yordan to explore the nullifying psychological pressure and physical debilitations caused by war. Set in Korea (although could have been any campaign), a platoon is precariously wedged behind enemy lines and surrounded by the threat of snipers, land mines and yet must continue marching toward imminent enemy confrontation. Lieutenant Benson (Robert Ryan) is barely holding his men together - add in Sergeant Montana (Aldo Ray), from another troop, who is intent on helping his cationic shell-shocked colonel (Robert Keith). Blu-ray Release date: April 15th, 2014

Double Indemnity BD - Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray star in this gripping film noir from Academy Award-winning director Billy Wilder. A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager (Edward G. Robinson). It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-racing Academy Award-nominated masterpiece Blu-ray Release date: April 15th, 2014

Conrack BD - Martin Ritt (Hud, Norma Rae) directs and Jon Voight stars in Conrack (1974), based on Pat Conroy’s memoir about his difficult if uplifting days as a teacher on a remote island off the coast of South Carolina. The idealistic young Conroy (Voight) finds a largely illiterate population of black children, ill-equipped for life in the outside world; he determines to help them, combining love, energy, and sheer imagination in an extraordinary effort to pique their burgeoning interest in life off-island. A classic tale of pedagogical rescue, gorgeously photographed by John A. Alonzo, and featuring a score by the one and only John Williams. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

The Devil Rides Out BD - The debonair Duc de Richleau has been trusted with the care of his deceased friend's son, Simon Aron. The Duc discovers that the young man has been seduced into joining a Satanic cult headed by the diabolic Mocata, who is intent on making Simon one of the Devil's disciples. Having rescued Simon from a bloodied ritual, de Richleau is pursued by Mocata, who will stop at nothing to destroy the Duc and his friends, even summoning the Angel of Death itself. Starring Christopher Lee in one of his personal favourite roles and based on the celebrated novel by Dennis Wheatley, The Devil Rides Out is one of Hammer's most accomplished and thrilling mystery horrors. Blu-ray Release date: October 22nd, 2012

The Witches BD - Fontaine is a teacher who has a nervous breakdown at her mission school in Africa when a voodoo witch doctor puts a spell on her. She goes back to England and becomes headmistress at a school in a small village. A student, Stephens, is being harassed by a local voodoo cult to keep him away from Brett, who is to be offered as a virgin sacrifice. Fontaine discovers that Walsh, a journalist, has the town in her control through her witchcraft. The teacher foils the cult's sacrifice of the girl and brings about Walsh's death. Fontaine owned the rights to this, her last feature film. Blu-ray Release date: October 21st, 2013

Rasputin The Mad Monk BD - In pre-revolution St Petersburg, Russia, sinister monk Grigori Rasputin proves that he has the unearthly power to ease the deranged and heal the sick, but at what price? Aided by his hypnotic powers Rasputin begins his ruthless and depraved pursuit of power and wealth, determined to give God sins worth forgiving. He must be stopped, but how do you rid the world of a man who defies death? Blu-ray Release date: October 22nd, 2012

Eva Wants to Sleep - The heroine, newly arrived in the city, is unable to find a place to sleep the night before her training school opens. First she is befriended by a clumsy young crook. He soon loses her to a handsome policeman who takes her to the station-house to spend the night. There a variety of slapstick incidents happen, and the lass is next rushed by her benefactor to a woman factory-worker's hotel where the alarm spreads that the joint is being raided and half-dressed gentlemen pop out of all the rooms. So it goes, with a Keystone comedy mix-up over an attempted jewel robbery happening on the side, until our young lady and her nice policeman end up spending the night in the park. DVD Release Date: February, 2014

Demon Resurrection - In an isolated house, a group of friends battle supernatural forces as they try to protect a young woman from an evil cult in this low-budget horror shocker.... Something's wrong with Grace and her friends are worried. Ever since she moved in with her new boyfriend, she's been behaving strangely and looks ill. Is she on drugs? Fearing the worst, the friends decide to stage an intervention at the couple's isolated house. But when they arrive they realize they've made a potentially lethal mistake... Grace isn't on drugs but she is in terrible danger. Her condition is the result of something horrible that was done to her during the brief time she was a member of an obscure cult headed by a mysterious man named Toth. DVD Release Date: October 20th, 2009

Roadblock - Gravel-voiced granite man-of-noir Charles McGraw stars in this classic flick about crime and passion, taken and shaken with a twist. McGraw plays “Honest” Joe Peters, a Los Angeles-based insurance detective gifted with a mind for graft but a soul for the straight and narrow, making him a natural at his job. It all starts to go south for Joe when a lithesome chiseler named Diane (Joan Dixon) uses him as a soft touch to take an airline for a ride. Joe falls hard for the dame, but she’s shooting for the World Series and he’s pitching for the bush leagues. Faster than you can spell “Walter Neff,” Honest Joe is cutting a deal with local racketeer Kendall Webb (Lowell Gilmore) and laying out the greatest train heist of the 20th Century. Unfortunately for Joe, his insurance detective partner (Louis Jean Heydt) is a straight shooter and Diane’s heart hides some unexpected turns. DVD Release Date: February 7th 2014

Celluloid Man - Celluloid Man is a tribute to an extraordinary man called P.K.Nair. Mr Nair's fascination with cinema began as a child. He would collect ticket stubs, lobby cards, posters and finally film cans. He grew up to be a great collector of films - and so the Nation Film Archive of India was born. He built the Archive can by can in a country where film preservation was regarded as unimportant. Thanks to Nair's passion, the Archive has been able to preserve precious pieces of film history that would otherwise be lost and many filmmakers now have a place in history thanks to Nair's efforts. He is a living, breathing museum of cinema and he has influenced generations of filmmakers and shown them new worlds through the prism of cinema. DVD Release Date: April 14th, 2014

In the Name of... - Catholic priest Adam lives in rural Poland, where he works with teenagers otherwise forgotten by their community. He succeeds in declining the advances of a local woman, as his embrace of the priesthood has become a flight from facing the truth of his own sexuality. When he meets the taciturn son of a simple rural family, his self-imposed abstinence becomes a heavy burden. DVD Release Date: April 15th, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

April 14th, 2014

 

Alice [Blu-ray] (Jan Svankmajer, 1988) First Run Features (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Adventures of the Wilderness Family Boxset [Blu-ray] (Stewart Raffill, Frank Zuniga, 1978) RB DE Pidax film media

The Andromeda Strain [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Robert Wise, 1971) RB DE Koch Media

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

Bad Blonde (Reginald LeBorg, 1953) VCI

The Bletchley Circle: Season 2 [Blu-ray] (2012) PBS

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

Breaking the Waves [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 1996) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Double Indemnity - 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (Blu-ray) (Billy Wilder, 1944) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Great Expectations [Blu-ray] (Mike Newell, 2012) 20th Century Fox

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

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

Man Bait (Terrence Fisher, 1952) VCI

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

Men in War [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1957) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Möbius [Blu-ray] (Eric Rochant, 2013) Lions Gate

Reality Bites [Blu-ray] (Ben Stiller, 1994) Universal

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

Sleep, My Love [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1948) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) VCI

A Story of Yonosuke [Blu-ray] (Shûichi Okita, 2013) RB UK Third Window Films

Terror Street (Montgomery Tully, 1953) VCI

Touch of Evil - Limited Edition (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet) (Orson Welles, 1958) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

The War Lord [Blu-ray] (Franklin J. Schaffner, 1965) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

April 21st, 2014

 

An Angel at My Table [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1990) RB DE Koch Media

Bettie Page Reveals All [Blu-ray] (Mark Mori, 2012) Music Box Films

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

Conspiracy Theory [Blu-ray] (Richard Donner, 1997) Warner Home Video

Four Fast Guns (William J. Hole Jr., 1960) VCI

Get Carter [Blu-ray] (Mike Hodges, 1971) Warner Home Video

Gila! (Jim Wynorski, 2012) Polyscope Media Group

Hellgate (Charles Marquis Warren, 1952) VCI

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

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

Koyaanisqatsi + Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray] (Godfrey Reggio) RB UK Arrow

Master of the House [Blu-ray] (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1925) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Pawnbroker [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1964) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Riot in Cell Block 11 [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1954) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Scream Park (Cary Hill, 2012) Wild Eye Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Seven Samurai [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) RB UK BFI

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

Silent Running [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Douglas Trumbull, 1972) RB DE Koch Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sorcerer [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1977) Universal Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stranger on the Prowl [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1952) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Suspect [Blu-ray] (Stuart Connelly, 2014) Image Entertainment

The Tarnished Angels [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1957) RB DE Koch Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

That Sinking Feeling [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1979) RB UK BFI

Tourist Trap [Blu-ray] (David Schmoeller, 1979) RB UK 88 Films

Yeti - Giant of the 20th Century (Gianfranco Parolini, 1977) CFS Releasing

 

April 28th, 2014

 

Ace in the Hole [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1951) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Approved for Adoption [Blu-ray] (Laurent Boileau, Jung , 2012) New Video Group

Army of Shadows [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1969) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Bad Country [Blu-ray] (Chris Brinker, 2014) Sony Pictures

Bastards [Blu-ray] (Claire Denis, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

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

Belle de Jour [Blu-ray] (Luis Buñuel, 1967) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Betty Boop: The Essential Collection: Vol. 3 [Blu-ray] - Olive Films

Breaking the Waves [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 1996) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Delta Force [Blu-ray] (Menahem Golan, 1986) RB UK Arrow

The Demons aka Les démons [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1973) Redemption (BEAVER REVIEW)

Film Noir Classics [Blu-ray] (Ministry of Fear, The Big Clock, The Dark Mirror) RB DE Koch Media

Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1973) RB UK Icon Home Entertainment

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

Hallucination Strip [Blu-ray] (Lucio Marcaccini, 1975) Raro Video

Notes on a Scandal [Blu-ray] Amazon Exclusive (Richard Eyre, 2006) 20th Century Fox

Nymphomaniac Vol I. & Vol II. [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

Roar [Blu-ray] (Noel Marshall, 1981) RB DE VZ-Handelsgesellschaft

One Touch of Venus (George Schaefer, 1955) VCI

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Collection [Blu-ray] 8-discs (State Fair, Oklahoma - Todd-AO, Oklahoma - Cinemascope, Carousel, King and I, South Pacific Theatrical, South Pacific Extended roadshow version and Sound of Music) 20th Century Fox

The Selfish Giant (Clio Barnard , 2013) MPI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sisters [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1973) RB UK Arrow

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] (Alan J. Pakula, 1982) Shout! Factory

Il sorpasso [Blu-ray] (Dino Risi, 1962) Criterion Collection

To Be or Not to Be [Blu-ray] (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) RB DE Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) Kimstim

Up the Junction [Blu-ray] (Peter Collinson, 1968) - Olive Films

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

 

May 5th, 2014

 

Abbott & Costello: The Complete Universal Pictures Collection - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ace in the Hole [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1951) Criterion Collection

After the Dark [Blu-ray] (John Huddles, 2013) Phase 4 Films

Amistad [Blu-ray (Steven Spielberg, 1997) Dreamworks Video

The Andy Griffith Show: Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (1961) - Paramount

The Blues Brothers (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1980) Universal

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

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

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

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

Generation War [Blu-ray] (Philipp Kadelbach, 2013) Music Box Films

Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1981) RB UK Second Sight

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

Honeymooners: Classic 39 Episodes [Blu-ray] - Paramount

I Love Lucy: Ultimate Season One [Blu-ray] (1952) - Paramount

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

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

Jurassic Park (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1993) Universal

King Kong (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2005) Universal

The Lars von Trier Collection (5 Disc Blu-ray - Nymphomaniac Vol. I & Vol. II, Melancholia, Antichrist and Breaking the Waves) RB UK Artificial Eye

Like Father, Like Son [Blu-ray] (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2013) RB UK Arrow

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

Son of Batman [Blu-ray] (Ethan Spaulding, 2014) Warner Home Video

Theatre of Blood [Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1973) RB UK Arrow
Theatre of Blood Steelbook [
Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1973) RB UK Arrow

This Sporting Life [Blu-ray] (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) RB UK Network

Trapped in Hitler's Hell (George D. Escobar, 2013) WND Films

White Zombie: Cary Roan Special Signature Edition [Blu-ray] (Victor Halperin, 1932) VCI

The Women [Blu-ray] (George Cukor, 1939) Turner Home Ent

   
   
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