Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 18th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Napaykullayki! Possibly our strongest week of all time. Blu-ray reviews of films directed by John Ford, Fritz Lang, Nicholas Ray, Kaneto Shindô, Samuel Fuller, Pedro Costa, Bernardo Bertolucci, Dziga Vertov, Cy Endfield, Sidney Pollack, Luciano Ercoli and more from Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Arrow, Second Run, Olive Films, Kino, IVC, Warner, Film Movement. Wow. And our Calendar has new listings of films by William A. Wellman, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Delmer Daves, Vincente Minnelli, Maurice Pialat, Takeshi Kitano, Ken Russell, Jack Hill. Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for APRIL. We have a CONTEST posted with a Brand New Criterion Blu-ray prize! Peace!

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The Ox-Bow Incident [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1943) RB UK Arrow

Fox and His Friends & Chinese Roulette [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder) RB Arrow

Effi Briest [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) RB UK Arrow

Dark Passage [Blu-ray] (Delmer Daves, 1947) Warner Archive

Father of the Bride [Blu-ray] (Vincente Minnelli, 1950) Warner Archive

Crimes of Passion [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1984) RB UK Arrow

Female Prisoner Scorpion - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Jailhouse 41, Beast Stable, #701's Grudge Song - 1972-1973) RB UK Arrow

Van Gogh - The Films of Maurice Pialat: Volume 3 [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1991) Cohen Media

The Swinging Cheerleaders [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1974) RB UK Arrow

Satan's Blade [Blu-ray] (L. Scott Castillo Jr., 1984) RB UK Arrow

Kirk Douglas: The Centennial Collection (8 films on 5 discs) Universal

Eye in the Sky [Blu-ray] (Gavin Hood, 2015) Universal

That's Sexploitation! [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 2013) Severin Films

A Scene at the Sea [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 1991) RB UK Third Window Films

Nasty Baby [Blu-ray] (Sebastián Silva, 2015) RB UK Network

Female Prisoner Scorpion - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion, Jailhouse 41, Beast Stable, #701's Grudge Song - 1972-1973) US Arrow

Crimes of Passion [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1984) US Arrow

The Swinging Cheerleaders [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1974) US Arrow

Deadline - U.S.A. [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1952) Kino Lorber

The Ox-Bow Incident [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1943) Kino Lorber

Appointment with Crime [Blu-ray] (John Harlow, 1946) Olive Films

Invisible Invaders [Blu-ray] (Edward L. Cahn, 1959) Kino Lorber

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf [Blu-ray] (Nathan Juran, 1973) Shout! Factory

The Sacrifice [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986) RB UK Artificial Eye

Five Miles to Midnight [Blu-ray] (Anatole Litvak, 1962) Kino Lorber

Embrace of the Serpent [Blu-ray] (Ciro Guerra, 2015) RB UK Saffron Hill

Star Trek XI 2009 - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2009) Paramount

Star Trek Into Darkness - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2013) Paramount

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW))

Ghostbusters - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (Ivan Reitman, 1984) Sony Pictures
Ghostbusters II - 4K UHD [
Blu-ray] (Ivan Reitman, 1989) Sony Pictures

Synchronicity [Blu-ray] (Jacob Gentry, 2015) Magnolia

The Seventh Sin (Ronald Neame, 1957) Warner Archive

Tarzan, the Ape Man (Joseph Newman, 1959) Warner Archive

Valley of the Kings (Robert Pirosh, 1954) Warner Archive

Blondie of the Follies (Edmund Goulding, 1932) Warner Archive

Times Square Lady (George B Seitz, 1935) Warner Archive

Remember? (Norman Z McLeod, 1939) Warner Archive

Song of Russia (Gregory Ratoff, 1944) Warner Archive

A Yank at Oxford (Jack Conway, 1938) Warner Archive

Suspects, Series 1 and 2 (2014) - Acorn Media

The Fear of 13 (David Sington, 2015) First Run Features

Going Away (Nicole Garcia, 2013) Cohen Media Group

The Defenders: Season One (Reginald Rose, 1961) Shout! Factory

Absolution [Blu-ray] (Anthony Page, 1978) Kino Lorber

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses [Blu-ray] (Dominic Cooke, 2016) Universal

Cornbread, Earl and Me [Blu-ray] (Joseph Manduke, 1975) Olive Films

Cuba [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1979) Kino Lorber

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



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): An impossible week to position greatness but I will take a moment to congratulate The Masters of Cinema with not one, nor two but three Blu-ray packages besting already released HD transfers. So lets start with them; accolades to their magnificent 4-disc Man With a Movie Camera Blu-ray package which includes other works by Dziga Vertov as well as a 100-page limited edition book (don't wait to buy this!). Likewise their double Blu-ray disc set of Bertolucci 1900 (Novecento) is the definitive home theatre presentation for that film. MoC also went the extra mile for Sidney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor on Blu-ray. A wonderful, re-watchable, film that gets the most impressive treatment available. Criterion's Blu-ray of Nicholas Ray's In a Lonely Place is immaculate and offers a new, valuable, commentary. Essential in my eyes. Criterion gave us a new, different than existing, Blu-ray transfer for Kaneto Shindô's unforgettable The Naked Island - one of my favorite film experiences of all time. Big Kudos for Second Run's first ever Blu-ray transfer - fittingly it is for Pedro Costa's Horse Money - what a rich, visually mesmerizing, pure film. Like Jonathan Rosenbaum, I'm a huge fan of the 1950 Noir Try and Get Me! (also know as The Sound of Fury) Olive Film's transfer looks so impressive. Olive really come out with some gems this week; Samuel Fuller's fans will drink deeply of Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street - a desperate neo-noir filled with double-crosses, red herrings, and a quintessential femme fatale - now on Blu-ray! (I never thought I would use that term about that title and how the heck did it get so far back on this list!). I am also filled with nothing but positives for Yuriy Bykov's The Fool (Durak), on Blu-ray - a Russian gem of morals and consequences. This film deserves a big audience. Arrow have another of their superlative Blu-ray packages offering two desperate Luciano Ercoli films; Death Walks in High Heels and Death Walks at Midnight. Stacked - every detail - a must own for Giallo lovers. Before I forget, Kino brings us the restoration on Blu-ray of the fable-like dreamy Noir The Chase - dark cinema lovers need no further encouragement from me. Not Noir, but uncomfortably leaning to the cycle is the moral-coaxing murder drama A Kiss Before Dying - also on Blu-ray from Kino. Film Movement bring us Antonia's Line on Blu-ray - a highly regarded historical-bio like drama. Koch Media in Germany bring to Blu-ray Fritz Lang's The Return of Frank James with Henry Fonda and Gene Tierney in his first role. We took a second look at Lawrence Kasdan's Body Heat (yet another neo Noir) hoping for an eventual newer, supplement-loaded, Blu-ray release. Yamishibai - Japanese Ghost Stories Blu-ray has some uniqueness that we deem very positive but overall it's not enough to endorse. John Ford's She Wore a Yellow Ribbon gets the Blu-ray treatment from IVC in Japan but their elements aren't as consistent as we would like. Pass. On DVD I looked at a third SD transfer of Powell and Pressburger's brilliant Gone to Earth and a less-remembered film by Joseph M. Newman; Twenty Plus Two with favorite David Janssen piecing together a crime puzzle with a past lover.

Noir Quote for the week

"Dead men are heavier than broken hearts.”.".

- Raymond Chandler, The Big Sleep  

Keep your sanity - it's never as bad as it looks! - Gary


She Wore a Yellow Ribbon BD - The second of John Ford's "Cavalry Trilogy", She Wore a Yellow Ribbon is the only one of the three to be lensed in Technicolor. In an Oscar-calibre performance, 42-year old John Wayne plays sixtyish Cavalry Captain Nathan Brittles. In his last days before his compulsory retirement, Brittles must face the possibility of a full-scale attack from the Arapahos, fomented by the recent defeat of Custer and by double-dealing Indian agents. After a series of minor victories and major frustrations, Brittles decides to ride into the Arapaho camp, there to smoke a pipe of peace with his old friend, Chief Pony That Walks (Chief John Big Tree). Before he leaves, he is presented with his retirement present by his troops: a pocket watch, with the inscription "Lest We Forget" (Wayne's playing of this scene, barely holding back tears as he adjusts his spectacles to read the inscription, is one of his finest moments on film). Blu-ray Release date: April 8th, 2016

The Fool (Durak) BD - A dramatic tale worthy of Dostoyevsky, The Fool tells the story of one man's fight against a corrupt political system. Dima (Artyom Bystrov, Break Loose) is a young man eking out a living in modern day Russia as a plumber s assistant while working to finish college. Called out late one night to inspect a leak at a derelict housing community, he discovers a major structural problem and a building on the verge of collapse. In his attempt to save the lives of the eight hundred residents, Dima will find himself drawn into a world of dark secrets and cancerous corruption, where politicians and power players live by their own code and where tragic consequences are but a grim afterthought. Blu-ray Release date: April 19th, 2016

Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street BD - Set in present day Germany (and by present day we re talking 1972), Sandy (Glenn Corbett, Homicidal, Chisum) is an American private eye searching for the person who killed his partner. A fish-out-of-water detective story, Fuller's Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street navigates the shadows of the great crime dramas, filling the viewer s imagination with memories of the classic private dick stories bringing to life the likes of Sam Spade, Philip Marlowe and Peter Gunn. In a film filled with double-crosses, several red herrings, and the quintessential femme fatale, Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street is a treat for any Samuel Fuller fan, as well as the uninitiated. Blu-ray Release date: April 19th, 2016

Horse Money BD - A visionary masterwork from the renowned director of Colossal Youth, Pedro Costa's HORSE MONEY is a mesmerizing odyssey into the real, imagined and nightmarish memories of the elderly Ventura, a Cape Verdean immigrant living in Lisbon. The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the time of Portugal's Carnation Revolution, when Ventura got into a knife fight with his friend Joaquim. HORSE MONEY is a self-reckoning, a moving memorialization of lives in danger of being forgotten, as well as a piercingly beautiful work of modern cinema. Blu-ray Release date: March 28th, 2016

1900 (Novecento) BD - 1900 is an epic film of massive scope, power and controversy. It is both a vast history of the 20th Century Italy and an intimate portrait of two friends, both born on January 1, 1900. the son the socialist peasant farmer (Gerard Depardieu) and the son of the fascist landowner (Robert De Niro). The two young men pass through the upheavals of the modern world, as their personal conflicts become an allegory of the political turmoil of twentieth century Italy. 1900 features and award-winning international cast that includes Burt Lancaster, Donald Sutherland, Sterling Hayden, Dominique Sanda, Alida Valli and Stefania Sandrelli. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release Date: April 18th, 2016

Man With a Movie Camera BD - Voted one of the ten best films ever made in the Sight & Sound 2012 poll, and the best documentary ever in a subsequent poll in 2014, Man With A Movie Camera (Chelovek s kinoapparatom) stands as one of cinema's most essential documents - a dazzling exploration of the possibilities of image-making as related to the everyday world around us. The culmination of a decade of experiments to render ''the chaos of visual phenomena filling the universe'', Dziga Vertov's masterwork uses a staggering array of cinematic devices to capture the city at work and at play, as well as the machines that power it. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release Date: April 18th, 2016

Yamishibai - Japanese Ghost Stories BD - Every week at 5 p.m. an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children's playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week. In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy sits on a playground slide and sings, "Friends on that side, come to this side... Friends on this side, go to that side..." as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator's mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends! Blu-ray Release date: April 19th, 2016

Try and Get Me! BD - Conceivably the most anti-American Hollywood picture ever made—I certainly can't think of any competitors—Cy Endfield's brilliant and shocking 1951 thriller (also known as The Sound of Fury) was adapted by Jo Pagano from his novel The Condemned, which was inspired by a lynching that occurred in California during the 30s. A frustrated and jobless veteran (Frank Lovejoy), tired of denying his wife and son luxuries, falls in with a slick petty criminal (Lloyd Bridges), and the two work their way up from small robberies to a kidnapping that ends in murder. Apart from a moralizing European character who isn't really necessary, this is a virtually flawless masterpiece, exposing class hatred and the abuses of the American press (represented here mainly by Richard Carlson) with rare lucidity and anger. Blu-ray Release date: April 19th, 2016

Antonia's Line BD - In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother's farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town's tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy come to Antonia and Danielle and the pair foster a vibrant circle of strong, liberated women. Blu-ray Release Date: April 19th, 2016

The Return of Frank James BD - Fox's follow-up to Jesse James was Lang's first Western and his first film in colour; if it's more conventional than the later Rancho Notorious, it nevertheless displays the director's interest in the psychology (and indeed the pitfalls) of revenge. At the start of the film, Frank (Fonda) is happy to let the law pronounce sentence on the Ford brothers, who killed Jesse; but when they are pardoned, he begins a deadly hunt that alienates him from society, imperils not only his own life but those of his friends, and threatens to destroy his long-held ideas of justice. For all its fine photography and sturdy performances, the film is finally little more than efficient and routine, with Lang rarely probing beyond the ironic if superficial twists of the narrative. Blu-ray Release Date: March 24th, 2016

A Kiss Before Dying BD - Budd Corliss (Robert Wagner) is an ambitious, poor boy from the wrong-side-of-the-tracks who murders his girlfriend Dorothy (Joanne Woodward) -- making the death look like a suicide -- when her pregnancy eliminates his chances of being accepted by her wealthy family. Her sister Ellen (Virginia Leith), refusing to believe that Dorothy has committed suicide, begins to investigate on her own. She meets Budd, and ignorant of his prior relationship with Dorothy begins a relationship with him. When Ellen discovers that Budd knew Dorothy, the stage is set for a final, dramatic showdown as Ellen fights to revenge her sister and save her own life. Blu-ray Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

Three Days of the Condor BD - Robert Redford and director Sydney Pollack teamed up for their third collaboration on Three Days of the Condor, a sinuous tale of deceit and corruption, as well as one of Hollywood's finest conspiracy thrillers of the 1970s. Redford stars as Joe Turner, a junior analyst in the C.I.A., scrutinising published texts from around the world for coded messages. But once he discovers an unusual anomaly, his own existence comes crashing down, with every error carrying fatal consequences. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release date: April 11th, 2016

The Naked Island BD - The Naked Island tells the story of a small family unit and their subsistence as the only inhabitants of an arid, sun-baked island. Daily chores, captured as a series of cyclical events, result in a hypnotising, moving, and beautiful film harkening back to the silent era. With hardly any dialogue, Shindo combines the stark 'Scope cinematography of Kiyoshi Kuroda with the memorable score of his constant collaborator Hikaru Hayashi, to make a unique cinematic document. Criterion Blu-ray Release Date: May 11th, 2016

The Chase BD - The Chase, an obscure, forgotten film, turns out to be a lesser noir, but it nonetheless boasts an intriguing dreamlike atmosphere with expressionistic photography from Franz Planer. Robert Cummings stars as a WWII vet who falls into a job as chauffeur for gangster Steve Cochran and henchman Peter Lorre. Cochran turns out to have an unhappy and unfaithful wife (Michele Morgan), whom Cummings, in classic noir tradition, promptly falls for and plans to run away with. From there the plot takes on surprising twists. Cochran almost steals the show (the scene where he is brutal to his manicurist is memorably nasty), but it is the pictorialism and a few original story elements which lift this movie above the average. The most bizarre of these is a James Bond-like backseat accelerator in Cochran's car that must be seen to be believed! Blu-ray Release Date: May 24th, 2016

Death Walks in High Heels BD - Emerging at the peak of the giallo boom of the early 70s, Luciano Ercoli s Death Walks films are two superlative examples of the genre linked by their shared casting of the stunning Nieves Navarro (billed under her adopted stage name of Susan Scott) as the lead woman in peril. In Death Walks on High Heels (1971), exotic dancer Nicole (Navarro), the daughter of a murdered jewel thief, finds herself terrorised by a black-clad assailant determined on procuring her father s stolen gems. Fleeing Paris and her knife-wielding pursuer, Nicole arrives in London only to discover that death stalks her at every corner. Blu-ray Release Date: April 5th, 2016

Death Walks at Midnight BD - Returning in Death Walks at Midnight (1972), Navarro stars as Valentina a model who, in the midst of a drug-fuelled photoshoot, witnesses a brutal murder in the apartment opposite hers. But when it becomes clear that the savage slaying she describes relates to a crime that took place six months earlier, the police are at a loss - forcing Valentina to solve the mystery alone. Blu-ray Release Date: April 5th, 2016

In a Lonely Place BD - When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper—Humphrey Bogart, in a revelatory, vulnerable performance—becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbor (Gloria Grahame) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating melodrama, fueled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur Nicholas Ray. Blu-ray Release Date: May 11th, 2016 (16th in UK)

Body Heat BD - Hot and sticky, though never less than sumptuously deodorized, this is a neon-shaded contemporary noir romance: all lust, greed, murder, duplicity and betrayal. As credulously myopic lawyer Ned and slinky femme fatale Matty progress from dirty talk to dirty deeds (a disposable husband, a contestable will), there's the pleasure of unravelling a confidently dense yarn for its own sake, alongside the incongruous experience of finding yellowing pulp fiction classily rebound, or hearing a '40s standard of romantic unease re-recorded with digital precision. Whether the movie-movie cleverness becomes as stifling as the atmosphere Kasdan casts over his sunstruck night people is all down to personal taste, but there's no denying the narrative confidence that brings the film to its unfashionably certain double-whammy conclusion. Blu-ray Release Date: October 7th, 2008

Gone to Earth - Looking back at Powell's work in this decade has sometimes occasioned a fair amount of revisionist criticism in which the previous dismissive or less-than-adequate reviews of his films have been reconsidered. Gone to Earth is such a film. Once described as "overblown" and "intrinsically pretentious," it is now regarded as a full-blown work of art. Set in the 1890s. Gone to Earth tells the story of a Shropshire maid who is the focus of the attentions of a local squire. The film was originally intended by producer Selznick as a romantic vehicle for his fiancé. Golem DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2014

Twenty Plus Two - Julia Joliet handles fan mail for movie stars. Now someone has a message for her, delivered at point-blank range. David Janssen (TV's The Fugitive) brings his laconic cool to Twenty Plus Two as Tom Alder, a Los Angeles private eye who ties Joliet's murder to the 12-year-old case of a schoolgirl heiress who went out for an ice-cream soda and never came back. As Alder pieces together the crime puzzle against a backdrop of hot jazz and hip Kennedy-era style, he edges closer to the truth...including the surprising truth about his own past. Memorable screen talents Jeanne Crain, Dina Merrill, Agnes Moorehead, Robert Strauss and William Demarest play a shadowy gallery of ladies and dames, eccentrics and losers involved in the investigation. DVD Release Date: March 15th, 2011


 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

April 18th, 2016


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

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

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

Art House (Don Freeman, 2015) First Run Features

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

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

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

Blondie of the Follies (Edmund Goulding, 1932) Warner Archive

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

That's Sexploitation! [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 2013) Severin Films

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)


April 25th, 2016


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

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

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

Remember? (Norman Z McLeod, 1939) Warner Archive

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

Song of Russia (Gregory Ratoff, 1944) Warner Archive

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

Times Square Lady (George B Seitz, 1935) Warner Archive

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

A Yank at Oxford (Jack Conway, 1938) Warner Archive

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

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


May 2nd, 2016


Anomalisa [Blu-ray] (Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, 2015) Paramount

Arabian Nights: Volume 1-3 [Blu-ray] (Miguel Gomes, 2015) Kino International

Assassination [Blu-ray] (Peter Hunt, 1987) Kino Lorber

Camino [Blu-ray] (Josh C. Waller, 2015) Our Alchemy

Catherine Deneuve Bundle (On My Way, In The Courtyard, 3 Hearts, In The Name Of My Daughter) Cohen Media

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

City Heat [Blu-ray] (Richard Benjamin, 1984) Warner

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

Deep Red [4k Remaster] (orig. Director's Cut only - no book) [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1975) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

Joy 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (David O. Russell, 2015) 20th Century Fox

A Kiss Before Dying [Blu-ray] (Gerd Oswald, 1956) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pandemic [Blu-ray] (John Suits, 2016) Our Alchemy

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

Remember [Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 2015) Lionsgate

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

True Crime [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1999) Warner

Vampires Suck [Blu-ray] (Kenny Denton, 2016) Fox Home Entertainment

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

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


May 9th, 2016


9 [Blu-ray] (Shane Acker, 2009) Universal

Back Roads [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1981) Kino Lorber

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

Father of the Bride [Blu-ray] (Vincente Minnelli, 1950) Warner Archive

The Hateful Eight [Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino, 2015) RB UK EiV

I Don't Belong Anywhere: The Cinema of Chantal Akerman - Icarus Films

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

The Jerk [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1979) Universal

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Gessner, 1976) - Kino

The Manhattan Project [Blu-ray] (Marshall Brickman, 1986) Kino Lorber

Mirror [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1975) RB UK Curzons / Artificial Eye

Montauk Chronicles [Blu-ray] (Christopher P. Garetano, 2015) Montauk Chronicles

Mustang [Blu-ray] (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) Entertainment One

The Perfume of the Lady in Black [Blu-ray] (Francesco Barilli, 1974) Raro

Street of Shadows (Richard Vernon, 1953) R2 UK Network

Symptoms [Blu-ray] (José Ramón Larraz, 1974) Mondo Macabro

Synchronicity [Blu-ray] (Jacob Gentry, 2015) Magnolia

You'll Like My Mother [Blu-ray] (Lamont Johnson, 1972) Shout! Factory

A War [Blu-ray] (Tobias Lindholm, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal

War & Peace [Blu-ray] (Tom Harper, 2016) Anchor Bay


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