Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 19th, 2010


This Week's Highlights

Imaynalla! - Another jam-packed newsletter with 28 disc reviews this week. One Criterion and Two Chaplin Blu-rays, plus Luchino Visconti, Lynch, Ang Lee, Soderbergh, Peter Jackson Friedkin, Bertrand Tavernier and even Ron Howard and Michael Bay films in the new format. DVDs offer a delightful new Hammer set, an eclectic John Huston film from the BFI and a barrage of bizarre horror flics.... and more. Sales, many calendar updates, a new contest with a sealed Criterion DVD as prize! (another more difficult one!)

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Film Noir Classics Collection 5 (Cornered, Desperate, Phenix City Story, Deadline at Dawn, Armored Car Robbery, Crime in the Streets, Dial 1119 + Backfire) - Warner

Black Jack (Ken Loach, 1979) R2 UK BFI Video

Invictus (Clint Eastwood, 2009) Warner

Invictus [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 2009) Warner

Hungarian Masters Box Set (3 Films - My Way Home (Miklós Jancsó, 1964) Love (Károly Makk, 1971) Diary for My Children (Márta Mészáros, 1982) R2 UK Second Run

Steamboat Bill, Jr. [Blu-ray] (Charles Reisner, 1928) Kino

Girl With the Dragon Tattoo [Blu-ray] (Niels Arden Oplev, 2009) Music Box Films

Last Man Standing / The Last Boy Scout [Blu-ray] (Action Double Feature) - Warner

Cinema Paradiso [Blu-ray] (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988) Super D / Phantom

Assault on Precinct 13 [Blu-ray] (Jean-François Richet, 2005) Universal Studios

Village of the Damned (John Carpenter, 1995) Universal Studios

Two-Minute Warning (Larry Peerce, 1976) Universal Studios

Death Sport / Battle Truck (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) Shout! Factory

Prince of Thieves (Howard Bretherton, 1948) Sony

Stolen [Blu-ray] (Anders Anderson, 2009) MPI

First Love (Maximilian Schell, 1970) VCI

Red Barry (Ford Beebe, 1938) VCI

Devil Within (Tom Hardy, 2009) Seminal Films

Eclipse [Blu-ray] (Conor McPherson, 2010) Magnolia

Creation (Jon Amiel, 2009) Lionsgate

Battle League Horumo (Motoki Katsuhide, 2009) Viz Video

Lost Keaton: Sixteen Comedy Shorts 1934-1937 - Kino

Jet Li 8 Film Set - Asia Vision

Forbidden World (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Allan Holzman, 1982) Shout! Factory

Galaxy Of Terror (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Bruce D. Clark, 1981) Shout! Factory

From Paris with Love [Blu-ray] (Pierre Morel, 2010) Lionsgate

Family Guy, Vol. 8 - 20th Century Fox

New York Confidential (Russell Rouse, 1955) VCI

Uncle Vanya (Franchot Tone, 1958) VCI

Supersonic Man / War of the Robots - VCI

35 Shots Of Rum (Claire Denis, 2010) Cinema Guild

Tidal Wave [Blu-ray] (JK Youn , 2009) Magnolia

Hang 'Em High [Blu-ray] (Ted Post, 1968) MGM

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  This is a ginormous (is that even a word?) week of Blu-ray releases but standing out amongst the pack is BFI's Blu-ray of Visconti's The Leopard - the previous gamma issue has been corrected and it produces a 'perfect' presentation for an essential film of a master. The Chaplin Blu-rays, Modern Times and The Great Dictator make enormous advances over their DVD counterparts. What about Ang Lee's director's Cut of Ride With the Devil? Take a 'boo' at what Blu-ray did to Soderbergh's Traffic - cough, cough. Coverage of the James lee Burke story to film, In the Electric Mist with Tommy Lee Jones, allows us to identify the French Blu-ray as top dog (our first trifecta Blu-ray comparison). Speaking of dog's - Lynch's Dune surely must be the best that the sci-fi epic has looked. Peter Jackson's The Lovely Bones has an immaculate appearance but the story itself may take some 'pain management'. Brian's let's us know about The Monster Squad and it looks spin-worthy. Leonard revisits The Orphanage with a demonstrative thumbs up and similar accolades for Apollo 13 - with less enthusiasm for Cocoon and the newer Thomas Crown Affair. Even the cheesy good fun of Bay's Armageddon was reviewed. 44 Inch Chest may have been marketed to an expectant audience - Jade didn't really 'cut the mustard' back in 95' - and it doesn't now either. Ditto for The Relic (97'). DVD takes backseat this newsletter but don't miss out of the enormous value of Icons of Suspense - Hammer Films. The double Huston A Walk With Love and Death sounds like it deserves more of an audience and perhaps less so for The Perfect Crime. Enjoy the sunshine!.......


The Orphanage BD - Belén Rueda, whom you might remember as Julia in Alejandro Amenábar's Mar Adentro, is Laura. This is the first time she has had to carry a film, and carry it she does. At one point her character is asked her age. I think she says 33, or something close to that. Rueda is actually 10 years older and looks it. I remember thinking that these Spaniards really live life – they don't hide their years or their life experience on the faces. Laura should look ten years older for all she has been through and is about to go through. She won all kinds of acting awards for her performance in this film, and justly deserved. It's just the sort of role the Academy usually eats up: pained, angry, loving, sensitive, frightened and brave all at once and by turns. Bravo! Blu-ray Release Date: April 22nd, 2008

The Great Dictator BD - Chaplin conceived and filmed "The Great Dictator" during a period when an accommodation with Hitler was still thought possible in some quarters; indeed, he must have been filming when Neville Chamberlain went to Munich. But Chaplin himself had no such optimism, and his portrait of Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania, was among the first declarations of war on Hitler. The film also prophesied the persecution of the Jews, and the scenes of storm troopers terrorizing the Ghetto were thought at the time to go too far. What a sad joke that seems today. Blu-ray Release Date: May 6th, 2010

The Vengeance Trilogy - The ultimate collection of three films by acclaimed Korean director Chan-wook Park that includes SYMPATHY FOR MR. VENGEANCE, OLDBOY, and LADY VENGEANCE, 3 of Tartan s all-time top releases. DVD Release Date: March 16th, 2010

The Royal Tramp Collection - Both film's mostly center around a conman character named Wei Siu Bo, who is flawlessly portrayed by Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, Kung Fu Hustle). The most enjoyable aspect of these film's is watching the Wei Siu Bo overcome all the obstacles which befall him. Besides the Wei Siu Bo there are a wide variety of colorful characters who populate both film's like one of the Emperor's advisers who pretends to be blind and a traitor general who is only vulnerable if you hit him in his eyes or groin. DVD Release Date: February 12th, 2008

Razor's Ring - While on his morning jog, businessman Scott (Wayne Casey) is abducted at gunpoint by white trash criminals Razor (Paul Schilens) and Julie (Lisa Wharton). When Julie shoots a cop and Razor has to finish him off, Scott panics and there is a struggle over a gun which causes the car to run over a man on a family picnic. The family of the dead man pull the three from the car and beat them before taking them back to their home for matriarch Red (AnnieScott Rogers) to decide on their fate. Red decides to hold them for a while and tells them she will let them go one at a time so as not to arouse suspicion. In the meantime, she and the family subject them to further abuse while making them toil on their farm. When it seems that Razor and Julie have been let go, Scott is hopeful that he will be released too until they invite him up for dinner and he finds Razor's ring in the food. Realizing that the family are cannibals, Scott knows he must get away before he becomes the main course. DVD Release Date: May 3rd, 2010

Armageddon BD - Well, Armageddon worked for this lab rat. The electrodes were cannily placed, the jolts administered at regular intervals. Along with the rest of the audience, I jumped when I was meant to jump, laughed when I was meant to laugh, and swallowed a lump in my throat when I was meant to feel moved. It's true, little irritants kept creeping in. It gets harder and harder to like Affleck, especially when he plays dumb guys by putting every line in the same generic, working-Joe italics. Liv Tyler is a lollipop for the eyes but doesn't speak, dress, or move like someone raised on a deep-sea oil derrick. Blu-ray Release date: April 27th, 2010

Apollo 13 BD - Howard doesn't soar to the satirical heights of The Right Stuff, Philip Kaufman's film of the Tom Wolfe best seller about the space program. But his view is cleareyed. The public grew cynical about the space program when the government used it as a costly political PR tool, and boredom set in after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon in 1969. Boredom was never in the picture for those who risked their lives exploring a dream. In honoring a failed mission, Apollo 13 celebrates the rebel part of the American character that won't accept boundaries. Blu-ray Release date: April 13th, 2010

Traffic BD - Intertwining vignettes frame this tale of America's escalating War on Drugs. Ohio Supreme Court judge Robert Wakefield has been appointed the nation's Drug Czar, his new position made more daunting by the discovery that his teenage daughter Caroline is a heroin addict. Meanwhile, DEA agents Montel Gordon and Ray Castro are pursuing Helena Ayala, wife of jailed kingpin Carlos Ayala, as she seeks to the control the business that her husband had kept hidden from her. South of the Border, duplicitous local constable Javier Rodriguez is fighting the battle with his own jaded, questionable ethical code. Blu-ray Release Date: April 27th, 2010

Two Evil Eyes - A Double Dose of Terror from the Directors of DAWN OF THE DEAD and SUSPIRIA - The masters of modern horror - George Romero and Dario Argento - bring you an unprecedented pair of shockers inspired by the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Romero's "The Facts In The Case Of Mr. Valdemar," a conniving wife (Adrienne Barbeau of THE FOG) and her lover use a hypnotic trance to embezzle a fortune from her dying husband, only to receive some chilling surprises from beyond the grave. Then in Argento's "The Black Cat," a deranged crime scene photographer (Harvey Keitel of RESERVOIR DOGS) is driven to brutal acts of madness and murder by his girlfriend's new pet. But will this cunning feline deliver a final sickening twist of its own? DVD Release Date: April 26th, 2010

In the Electric Mist BD - The movie, which will first see the light of U.S. distribution a week or so before its release on DVD, is based on the novel "In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead" by James Lee Burke - a much better title by the way – makes you wonder why it wasn't used. Bertrand Tavernier's film is beautifully photographed by Bruno de Keyzer and urgently and flavorfully scored (Marco Beltrami). Louisiana locales convey a sense of time standing still. Tommy Lee Jones, echoing a too-familiar role, plays veteran detective Dave Robicheaux, a recovering alcoholic with a penchant for dialogue with a long dead Confederate general (Levon Holm). When the 40-year old remains of a black man, evidently shot while still in chains, are unearthed by Katrina, Robideaux asks if the cultural climate of Reconstruction is still alive in the South. UK Blu-ray Release Date: February 8th, 2010

The Lovely Bones BD - “The Lovely Bones,” Alice Sebold’s 2002 best seller, now a film directed by Peter Jackson, stands out as a singularly bold and complex treatment of this grim and apparently inexhaustible theme. In spite of the horrific act at the center of the story — the rape, murder and dismemberment of a 14-year-old girl — the novel is not depressing or assaultive but rather, somewhat perversely, warm, hopeful and even occasionally funny. Blu-ray Release date: April 20th, 2010

Dune BD - Even more than most of David Lynch's deliberately bizarre and idiosyncratic movies, Dune is a "love-it-or-hate-it" affair. An ambitious, epic, utterly mind-boggling--and, let's admit it, all-out weird--adaptation of Frank Herbert's classic science fiction novel, Dune remains one of the most controversial films in the director's exceedingly provocative career. The story (if Dune can be said to have just one story) is complex and convoluted in the epic tradition; it has something to do with political intrigue and a planet that is home to a precious spice and gigantic sand worms. Blu-ray Release date: April 27th, 2010

Cocoon BD - The story follows two groups of characters: four couples at a Florida Retirement Community and a quartet of aliens dressed in human skins who have returned to Earth to resuscitate friends left here in cocoons 10,000 years ago. The common point between the two groups is the indoor swimming pool at a house a short walk away from the retirement home where three of their residents (Wilfred Brimley, Hume Cronyn and Don Ameche) sneak in for a swim every now and then. Blu-ray Release date: April 6th, 2010

The Monster Squad BD - Seventh-grade horror fanatics come to the rescue when their town is invaded by Dracula, the Frankenstein monster, the Wolf Man, the Mummy, and the Creature From the Black Lagoon. Released in 1987, this kiddie comedy has accumulated a sufficient glaze of nostalgia to win a 20th-anniversary DVD package. But as a former seventh-grade horror fanatic, I was seriously put off by it: even a burlesque like Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein managed to create some sense of genuine menace, yet the monsters here seem less reminiscent of the Universal classics than of a Universal Studios tour. Fred Dekker directed a script he cowrote with Shane Black, who moved on to greener pastures with the Lethal Weapon series. Blu-ray Release date: November 24th, 2009

The Red Shoes - The notion of a pair of pink shoes with a tendency of causing vicious behavior in and then mutilating the unsuspecting women who put them on would seem ludicrous on its own if it were not actually an interesting Asian horror variation on Hans Christian Andersons' fairy tale including its own grislier aspects (with a bit of Cornel Woolrich's story "I'm Dangerous Tonight" thrown in). DVD Release Date: October 24th, 2006

The Thomas Crown Affair BD - Whereas the 1968 Thomas Crown was an exercise in style over substance (just ask Director Norman Jewison who admits as much on the DVD commentary), the 1999 version of the story is a riff on the old "Shell Game," a game that extends beyond the question of who's got the Monet (Monet!) to who is behind the mask. It is a question, posed in terms of Trust and Control, deliberated in the film's opening scene between Crown (a wry and very pleased with himself Pierce Brosnan) and his therapist (Faye Dunaway – a nice touch). It is a question that reverberates right through to the final line of the movie. Blu-ray Release date: April 6th, 2010

A Walk With Love and Death - Virtually every scene in "A Walk With Love and Death" demonstrates a concern for careful visual composition, muted colors, dense and lovely landscapes, striking juxtapositions of actors. Such attention to handsome presentation, the curse of many John Huston movies, works well in this instance not only because the film contrasts the beautiful world with the horror men make of it but also because the world's beauty supports, explains, but ultimately fails the two lovers. DVD Release Date: May 26th, 2008

The Leopard BD - Italian director Luchino Visconti delivers one of his most ambitious works with this sprawling historical drama. Based on the acclaimed novel by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, THE LEOPARD is set in Sicily during the 1800s, as the aristocracy found itself being suffocated by a newly democratic fervor. Prince Don Fabrizio Salina (Burt Lancaster) tries to hold on to the past, but it appears that his glory days are waning. BFI Blu-ray Release Date: June 21st, 2010

Apartment 1303 - Tenants who occupy apartment 1303 have a tendency to throw themselves off of the balcony onto the pavement or the swimming pool below. When her younger sister suddenly commits suicide during a housewarming party in a similar manner after having moved into the apartment, her older sister Mariko (Eriko Hatsune) begins collecting her sister's personal effects. While inhabiting the apartment (and drawing out her stay to get away from her cold mother who seems to blame her for her younger sister's wanting to move away as well as her unexplained death) she realizes that there is something terribly wrong with the apartment and the strange little girl in 1302 who seems to know when each tenant takes their plunge. DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

Icons of Suspense - Hammer Films - Hammer Films made their name with monsters and vampires, but this third complication from Columbia Pictures – all new to DVD – proves they could frighten you without them. Topping the set is the uncut version of the futuristic classic THESE ARE THE DAMNED, directed by the legendary Joseph Losey. Peter Cushing and Andre Morell match wits in CASH ON DEMAND. Oscar-winning cinematographer Guy Green (1947, Great Expectations) directed THE SNORKEL, about a young girl who can’t convince anyone her stepfather’s a murderer. The renowned Val Guest co-wrote and directed the startling psychodrama STOP ME BEFORE I KILL! Kerwin Matthews finds himself in the middle of a strange mother/daughter threesome in the Jimmy Sangster-written MANIAC. Plus, this ultimate rarity: Cyril Frankel’s astounding NEVER TAKE CANDY FROM A STRANGER, a serious, and still horrifyingly timely, chiller about a small town terrorized by an elderly child molester. You won’t do better than this impeccable collection from the darkest corners of the Hammer imagination. DVD Release Date: April 6th, 2010

Ghost of Mae Nak - Mak (Siwat Chotchaicharin) has been haunted by nightmares featuring a spectral female figure. He is about to marry his childhood sweetheart Nak (Pataratida Pacharawirapong) and they have just been sold a one hundred year old house by shifty Mr. Angel (Meesak Nakarat) and after the wedding all of their gifts are stolen (including a brooch made from bone that Mak purchased for Nak). When Mak recognizes some thieves selling the gifts, he takes after them on foot and is knocked down by their car and left in a coma. The doctors do now know if or when he will come out of it but Nak swears Mak talked to her, instructing her to "Fine Mae Nak." Nak learns the legend of Mae Nak (Porntip Papanai), a woman who married Por Mak (Jaran Ngamdee) only for them to be separated by war. DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2006

Ride With the Devil BD - With this new director’s cut, Ang Lee reconstructs his original vision for Ride with the Devil, a harrowing, unorthodox Civil War epic. Set during the Kansas-Missouri border war, the film follows Jake (Tobey Maguire) and Jack Bull (Skeet Ulrich), who join the Confederate-sympathizing Bushwhackers after Jack Bull’s father is killed by abolitionist Jayhawkers, and find an unusual ally in Holt (Jeffrey Wright), who’s fighting for the South despite being a former slave. A rumination on identity and loyalty, both political and personal, Ride with the Devil is a provocative challenge to preconceptions about America’s bloodiest conflict. Blu-ray Release date: April 27th, 2010

The Relic BD - Made in the tradition of a Gothic haunted-house movie, "The Relic" doesn't so much inject new blood into the increasingly tiresome horror mold as "rearrange" some of the genre's most familiar characters and themes, including science vs. myth and superstition, wild beasts lurking in the dark, a bright female professional in peril, a rescue mission of civilians entrapped in a confined space - and even cynical politicians primed for a comeuppance. Blu-ray Release date: April 6th, 2010

Modern Times BD - Playing for a week in the new digitally scrubbed and remastered version that closed this year's Cannes Film Festival, Modern Times was seemingly made under the twin influences of Walt Disney (the cartoon-like use of sound effects) and Fritz Lang (the vast art deco factory that initially employs the Little Tramp). More than any previous Chaplin film, albeit setting the precedent for all subsequent ones, Modern Times was a statement—Chaplin's conscious, if sentimental, attempt to locate his alter ego in the context of class struggle. The working title was supposedly The Masses. Blu-ray Release Date: May 6th, 2010

44 Inch Chest BD - How far would you go to avenge betrayal? Colin Diamond (Ray Winstone, Sexy Beast) is about to find out in this gritty, provocative thriller. After he breaks down over the dissolution of his marriage, he kidnaps his wife's lover, and his rage pushes him to the brink of murder as his motley crew of buddies urges him to exact brutal revenge. Ian McShane (HBO's Deadwood), John Hurt (V for Vendetta), Tom Wilkinson (RocknRolla) and Stephen Dillane (Spy Game) unforgettably co-star in this compelling story that contemplates the nature of love and asks what it takes to be a man. Blu-ray Release date: April 20th, 2010

District 13 - Ultimatum BD - As many critics have pointed out, we don't go to see movies like District 13 for its clockwork plot and character development – which reminds me: I could have used more screen time from Elodie Yung as the gal with the deadly braid - but for the jaw-dropping action sequences, which, we are told, are performed pretty much as you see them. Still, you know you're in trouble if, midway into the movie, you find yourself longing for The Warriors (with apologies to Walter Hill.) Blu-ray Release date: April 27th, 2010

Jade BD - Though the combination of Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri and David Caruso promised "Jade" some fire, it winds up with no more spark than a doused campfire. That may be because the more significant threesome here is Robert Evans (producer), William Friedkin (director) and Joe Eszterhas (smut-obsessed screenwriter), joining forces to give some desperate kinks to an otherwise unremarkable mystery. Blu-ray Release date: April 6th, 2010

The Perfect Crime - Narcissistic charmer Rafael (Guillermo Toledo) is the best salesman in the women's department at Madrid's mammoth department store Yeyo's. He can talk any female customer into expensive clothes and jewelry and any female co-worker out of her clothes. After the previous floor manager keels over dead (while dressed as Santa for the holiday sale, no less), Rafael's only rival for the position is older Don Antonio Fraguas (Luis Varela) and the end of the day's sales totals will determine which one gets the job. With Don Antonio ahead, Rafael makes a $12,000 Euro fur coat sale at the last moment and celebrates his victory with Roxanne (Kira Miró) in the store after hours. DVD Release Date: March 13th, 2007

 Next 3 weeks on the Calendar


Week of April 19th, 2010


35 Shots Of Rum (Claire Denis, 2010) Cinema Guild

44 Inch Chest [Blu-ray] (Malcolm Venville, 2009) Image Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Avatar: Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo [Blu-ray] (James Cameron, 2009) - 20th Century Fox

The Basketball Diaries [Blu-ray] (Scott Kalvert, 1995) Palm Pictures

Battleship Potemkin [Blu-ray] (Sergei M. Eisenstein, 1925) Kino Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Crazy Heart [Blu-ray] (Scott Cooper , 2009) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fist of Legend [Blu-ray] (Gordon Chan, 1994) Dragon Dynasty (BEAVER REVIEW)

If There Weren't Any Blacks You'd Have to Invent Them (Charles Jarrott, 1968) R2 UK Network

Inland Empire [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 2006) R'B' UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

K-20: Fiend With Twenty Faces (Shimako Sato, 2008) Viz Video

The Last Emperor [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1987) R'B' UK - Optimum

The Lovely Bones [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2009) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Minority Report [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2002) Dreamworks Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Movie Movie (Stanley Donen, 1978) R2 UK - Network

Nine [Blu-ray] (Rob Marshall, 2009) R'B' UK Entertainment in Video

Orlock The Vampire 3D (F.W. Murnau) IMDFilms

Perry Mason: Season Five, Vol. 1 - Paramount

Sky West and Crooked (John Mills, 1966) R2 UK Network

Summer Hours (Olivier Assayas, 2008) - Criterion

Summer Hours [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas, 2008) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Vigo - Passion For Life (Julien Temple, 1998) - R2 UK Park Circus

Vivre sa vie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962) Criterion

Vivre sa vie [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1962) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Young Victoria [Blu-ray] (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2009) Sony Pictures


Week of April 26th, 2010


Armageddon  [Blu-ray] (Michael Bay, 1998) Touchstone / Disney  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Avatar: Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (James Cameron, 2009) - R`B`UK - Optimum

Barbara Stanwyck Collection: Universal Backlot (All I Desire, The Bride Wore Boots, The Great Man's Lady, Internes Can't Take Money, The Lady Gambles and There's Always Tomorrow) - Universal Studios

The Best Intentions (Bille August, 1992) - Park Circus

The Claude Chabrol Collection Vol.1 - R2 UK - Artificial Eye

Dark Nature [Blu-ray] (Marc de Launay, 2009) Troma

Dialogues of the Exiled (Raoul Ruiz, 1975) Cinemateca

Diamonds Of The Night (Jan Nemec, 1964) R2 UK - SecondRun

Disgrace [Blu-ray] (Steve Jacobs, 2008) Image Entertainment

Dogora (Patrice Leconte, 2004) - Severin
Dogora [Blu-ray] (Patrice Leconte, 2004) - Severin

Dune [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1984) Universal Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Elizabeth [Blu-ray] (Shekhar Kapur, 1998) Universal Pictures

Elizabeth: The Golden Age [Blu-ray] (Shekhar Kapur, 2007) Universal Pictures

The Fugitive Kind (Sidney Lumet, 1959) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 2009) Sony Pictures

It's Complicated [Blu-ray] (Nancy Meyers, 2009) Universal Studios

The Jackal [Blu-ray] (Michael Caton-Jones, 1997) Universal Studios

Merantau [Blu-ray] (Gareth Evans, 2009) R'B' UK E1 Entertainment

Opium and the Kung-Fu Master (Shaw Brothers) (Chia Tang, 1984) Funimation

Orson Welles: Paris Interview - Kultur Video

Out of Africa: 25th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1985) Universal Studios

Possible Films Volume 2, New Short Films by Hal Hartley - Microcinema

Prince Valiant [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1954) R'B' UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Red Rowan (Ewa Petelska + Czeslaw Petelski, 1970) - Polart

Ride with the Devil (Ang Lee, 1999) Criterion

Ride with the Devil [Blu-ray] (Ang Lee, 1999) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Surviving Desire (Hal Hartley, 1991) - Microcinema

Tombstone [Blu-ray] (George P. Cosmatos, 1993) Walt Disney Video

Traffic [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh , 2000) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Treeless Mountain (So Yong Kim, 2008) R2 UK - Soda Pictures

Tromeo and Juliet [Blu-ray] (Lloyd Kaufman, 1996) Troma

The White Ribbon [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2009) - Sony Pictures Classics



May 3rd, 2010


Attack of the Crab Monsters (Roger Corman, 1957) R2 UK In2film

Cinema Paradiso [Blu-ray] (Giuseppe Tornatore, 1988) Super D / Phantom

City Lights [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1931) Kinowelt (BEAVER REVIEW)

Doctor Zhivago Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1965) - Warner Home Video

Escape from L.A. [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1996) Paramount

Fellini's Casanova (Federico Fellini, 1976) R2 UK Mr Bongo Film

Finding Nemo [Blu-ray] (Andrew Stanton, 2003) RB UK Walt Disney

The Gold Rush [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1925) Kinowelt

The Great Dictator [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1940) Kinowelt (BEAVER REVIEW)

K-19: The Widowmaker [Blu-ray] (Kathryn Bigelow, 2002) Paramount

Leap Year [Blu-ray] (Anand Tucker, 2010) Universal Studios

Modern Times [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1936) Kinowelt (BEAVER REVIEW)

Newsmakers [Blu-ray] (Anders Banke, 2009) R'B' UK - Showbox

Nine (Rob Marshall, 2009) - Sony Pictures

Nine [Blu-ray] (Rob Marshall, 2009) - Sony Pictures

The Railway Children [Blu-ray] (Lionel Jeffries, 1970) R`B`UK - Optimum

Rock 'n' Roll High School [Blu-ray] (Allan Arkush, 1979) Shout! Factory

Saving Private Ryan [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1998) Paramount

Seven Swords [Blu-ray] (Hark Tsui, 2005) Vivendi Entertainment

Suburbia (Penelope Spheeris, 1984) Shout! Factory

Tetro [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 2009) Lions Gate

Tokyo Sonata (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2008) Koch Vision

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