Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 24th, 2017

  This Week's Highlights

Annyeonghaseyo! A humungous week with Blu-ray reviews of packages by Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Indicator, Warner Archive, Severin, Kino, Olive, Shout! Factory, Fabulous Films, 101 Films, Medium Rare, Warner (HK), Dark Sky, Lionsgate, Retromedia, Vinegar Syndrome of films by Orson Welles, Sam Peckinpah, Walter Hill, Jacques Demy, Claude Chabrol, Blake Edwards, Walerian Borowczyk, Jacques Audiard, Roger Corman, Peter Chan, Carol Reiner, Bruno Mattei a new ARTICLE and more. Our Calendar has a updates, including July Criterions, with films by Robert Bresson, Andrei Tarkovsky, Albert Brooks, 1Roberto Rossellini, John Frankenheimer, ohn Boorman, Lawrence Kasdan, Tony Richardson, Laurence Olivier, Harold Becker, Hal Ashby, Blake Edwards, Ridley Scott, Arthur Hiller, Allan Dwan, Dario Argento, Kinji Fukasaku, Terrence Malick. Our Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for APRIL. We have a new article posted and a CONTEST with another BRAND NEW Criterion Blu-ray prize. Enjoy!!

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L'argent [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1983) Criterion

Stalker [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1979) Criterion

Lost in America [Blu-ray] (Albert Brooks, 1985) Criterion

Roberto Rossellini’s War Trilogy [Blu-ray] ( Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero) Criterion

The Rockford Files - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Mill Creek Entertainment

Seven Days in May [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1964) Warner Archive

Hell in the Pacific [Blu-ray] (John Boorman, 1968) Kino Lorber
The Accidental Tourist
Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 1988) Warner Archive
The Loved One [
Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1965) Warner Archive

Thunderbirds Are GO / Thunderbird 6 [Blu-ray] (David Lane, 1966-1968) Kino Lorber

Three Sisters [Blu-ray] (Laurence Olivier, John Sichel, 1970) Kino Lorber
Vision Quest
Blu-ray] (Harold Becker, 1985) Warner Archive

Ten Little Indians [Blu-ray] (Peter Collinson, 1974) Scorpion Releasing / Kino Lorber
A United Kingdom
Blu-ray] (Amma Asante, 2016) 20th Century Fox
The Son of Joseph
Blu-ray] (Eugène Green, 2016) Kino Lorber
8 Million Ways to Die [
Blu-ray] (Hal Ashby, 1986) Kino Lorber
Coronet Blue - The Complete Series (1967) Kino Lorber 
The Apple [
Blu-ray] (Menahem Golan, 1980) Kino Lorber
Being Different [
Blu-ray] (Harry Rasky, 1981) Code Red / Kino Lorber
Curse of the Pink Panther [
Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1983) Kino Lorber
Death Line (aka Raw Meat) [
Blu-ray] (Gary Sherman, 1972) Blue Underground
Dying to Know: Ram Dass & Timothy Leary [
Blu-ray] (Gay Dillingham, 2014) Kino Lorber
Inspector Clouseau [
Blu-ray] (Bud Yorkin, 1968) Kino Lorber
Son of the Pink Panther [
Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1993) Kino Lorber
The Unholy [
Blu-ray] (Camilo Vila, 1988) Lionsgate

The Hearse [Blu-ray] (George Bowers, 1980) Vinegar Syndrome
Malibu High [
Blu-ray] (Irvin Berwick, 1979) Vinegar Syndrome
The Undertaker [
Blu-ray] (Irvin Berwick, 1988) Vinegar Syndrome
1492: Conquest of Paradise 
Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1992) Kino Lorber
The Man in the Glass Booth [
Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1975) Kino Lorber
Zaza [
Blu-ray] (Allan Dwan, 1923) Kino Lorber

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage Limited Edition [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1970) Arrow US
The Autopsy of Jane Doe [
Blu-ray] (André Øvredal, 2016) Shout! Factory
Doberman Cop [
Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1977) Arrow
Song to Song [
Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 2017) Broad Green Pictures
Blu-ray] (Bas Devos, 2014) Altered Innocence
The Bat People [
Blu-ray] (Jerry Jameson, 1974) Shout! Factory
Effects [
Blu-ray] (Dusty Nelson, 1980) AGFA

The Sinbad Trilogy (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger) [Blu-ray] (1958-1977) Region FREE Indicator UK

Blackenstein [Blu-ray] (William A. Levey, 1973) Severin Films

Hellbent [Blu-ray] (Richard Casey, 1988) Vinegar Syndrome
Horror House on Highway 5 [
Blu-ray] (Richard Casey, 1985) Vinegar Syndrome
Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2016) RB UK 20th Century Fox
A Cure for Wellness
[Blu-ray] (Gore Verbinski, 2016) 20th Century Fox

Real Genius [Blu-ray] (Martha Coolidge, 1985) Sony MOD
Hack-O-Lantern (aka Halloween Night) [
Blu-ray] (Jag Mundhra, 1988) Massacre Video
Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD [
Blu-ray] (Paul Goodwin, 2014) Severin Films

The Long Hair of Death [Blu-ray] (Antonio Margheriti, 1964) RB UK 88 Films

A Quiet Passion [Blu-ray] (Terence Davies, 2016) RB UK Soda Pictures

The Man from Planet X [Blu-ray] (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1951) Shout! Factory

Sex Doll [Blu-ray] (Sylvie Verheyde, 2016) Shout! Factory

A Shock to the System [Blu-ray] (Jan Egleson, 1990) Shout! Factory
[Blu-ray] (Gordon Willis, 1980) Shout! Factory

Creepozoids [Blu-ray] (David DeCoteau, 1987) RB UK 88 Films
Hide and Go Shriek
[Blu-ray] (Skip Schoolnik, 1988) RB UK 88 Films
I Drink Your Blood
[Blu-ray] (David E. Durston, 1970) RB UK 88 Films
[Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2016) RB UK Network
[Blu-ray] (Roger Donaldson, 1995) Shout! Factory
The Night of the Sorcerers / The Loreley's Grasp
(Double Feature) [Blu-ray] (Amando de Ossorio, 1974) Shout! Factory
Cold-Blooded Beast
(aka Slaughter Hotel) [Blu-ray] (Fernando Di Leo, 1971) RB UK 88 Films
The Complete Billy Jack Collection
[Blu-ray] (Tom Laughlin, 1967-1977)  Shout! Factory
Just Before Dawn
[Blu-ray] (Jeff Lieberman, 1981) RB UK 88 Films
[Blu-ray] (Howard Avedis, 1976) Shout! Factory
[Blu-ray] (James Gunn, 2006) Shout! Factory
The Zodiac Killer
[Blu-ray] (Tom Hanson, 1971) Something Weird Video / AGFA

American Epic [Blu-ray] (Jack White, 2017) PBS

Almost Anything [Blu-ray] (Torre Catalano, 2015) Gravitas Ventures

Tall Men [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Holbrook, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

The Naked Gun: Trilogy Collection [Blu-ray] - Paramount

Another You [Blu-ray] (Chris Robert, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

The Black Room [Blu-ray] (Rolfe Kanefsky, 2016) Cleopatra Entertainment

The Space Between Us [Blu-ray] (Peter Chelsom, 2017) Universal Studios

Devil's Domain [Blu-ray] (Jared Cohn, 2016) Cleopatra Entertainment

Dracula Untold [Blu-ray] (Gary Shore, 2014) Universal Studios

Chupacabra Territory [Blu-ray] (Matt McWilliams, 2016) Maltauro Entertainment

Fear Town, USA & The Slashening (Blu-ray Double Feature) - Troma Entertainment, Inc

The Wasp Woman / Beast from Haunted Cave [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, Jack Hill, Monte Hellman, 1959) Retromedia

Finding Forrester [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 2000) Sony

Homeland Season 6 [Blu-ray] RB UK 20th Century Fox

Daredevil - Season 2 [Blu-ray] - RB UK Walt Disney

My Name Is Lenny [Blu-ray] (Ron Scalpello, 2017) RB UK Lions Gate

Don't Take Me Home [Blu-ray] (Jonny Owen, 2017) RB UK Spirit Entertainment

Death in the Garden [Blu-ray] (Luis Buñuel, 1956) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Mulholland Drive (Remastered) [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 2001) RB UK Studiocanal

Heat - Director's Definitive Version [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1995) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fahrenheit 451 [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1966) Universal Studios



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Orson Welles’ delirious and inventive film noir The Lady From Shanghai finally gets the ultimate, region FREE, Blu-ray release from Indicator. Order, own, finally be content. Criterion bring us Palme d’Or–winning Dheepan on Blu-ray. French filmmaker Jacques Audiard impacting and emotional drama of identity is a must-see film experience. Peckinpah's brilliant Ride the High Country , on Blu-ray, is a massive leap beyond the old DVD and Warner Archive's new HD is an strong recommendation! Fans of the golden age of the classic musical will have a hard time not loving vibrantly colorful La La Land's gorgeous Cinemascope on Blu-ray. Still an absolute favorite of mine - it was a great pleasure to view Comrades: Almost a Love Story, with Maggie Cheung nand Leon Lai, on new Warner (HK) Blu-ray. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray of Walter Hill's debut film, Hard Times provide us the definitive 1080P edition, and it's region FREE to boot! Fabulous Films (UK) bring us the superior Blu-ray edition of Carl Reiner 's spoof, and Noir homage, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid with Steve Martin and Rachel Ward. The more I see of Walerian Borowczyk's work, the more I appreciate it and this hold true for my viewings of Olive Film's Blu-rays of Blanche and his bizarre, Goto, Isle of Love. Visually contemplative cinema. Blake Edwards, Noir-ish, Experiment in Terror with Lee Remick and Glenn Ford gets another appealing, region FREE, supplement-filled, Blu-ray release from Indicator. Fan of the effective, 70's science-fiction gem Colossus: The Forbin Project will be more pleased with Medium Rare's newest Blu-ray release.  What's not to love about Roger Corman's The Wasp Woman and it's equally creature-feature-esque The Alligator People with Beverly Garland? Both get new Blu-ray releases and fans relish the results. Similar from the era we get I Bury the Living with Richard Boone reaching Blu-ray status and the questionable, but amusing, The Screaming Skull also garnering a 1080P edition. Good times indeed! Lesser known works from lauded directors include Jacques Demy's playful The Pied Piper and Claude Chabrol’s witty and darkly comic Ophélia - both getting reviewed on Blu-ray this week. Matthew McConaughey is enough of a reason to watch a fascinating retelling of the 90's Bre-X scandal - entitled Gold and on Blu-ray for home theatre viewing. Catfight is an over-the-top hoot with a virtual cage-match between Sandra Oh and Anne Heche. Cute and funny, but no masterpiece. This week offers two, rare, Nunsploitation genre Blu-ray editions from Severin Films with Bruno Mattei's shocker The Other Hell and Mariano Baino's disturbing Dark Waters. Habit-forming. Early 80's, dual-identity, crime drama, Double Exposure has support from Joanna Pettet and Seymour Cassel but remains an elusive production. On DVD this week, Eric reviewed a sex and swastika Nazisploitation effort, Elsa Fraulein S.S. and the 70's Spanish Horror Crimson.

"It’s not a threat — it’s a promise...." - Noirish quote from many films...

Best in good health to all of you!.


Gold (McConaughey) BD - An American businessman named Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), who has driven his family's mining company into the ground, tries to reverse his fortunes by prospecting for gold in the jungles of Indonesia. With the help of an experienced geologist (Edgar Ramirez), Wells actually manages to unearth a massive gold deposit, but he is soon forced to protect his find from ruthless Wall Street traders. Bryce Dallas Howard co-stars. Directed by Stephen Gaghan, Gold was inspired by a true story. Blu-ray Release Date: May 2nd, 2017

La La Land BD - Mia and Seb are throwbacks — if not quite to Ginger and Fred then surely to Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney or Cyd Charisse and Gene Kelly — but they are also citizens of the present. They are better at acting than the other stuff, able to express emotion in nonmusical scenes with candor and conviction, but a little stiff-limbed and wobbly-voiced when the moment arrives for hoofing and chirping. In this, they’re pretty much the opposite of those earlier performers, who were vaudevillian troupers before they were thespians. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Catfight BD - Veronica (Sandra Oh) and Ashley (Anne Heche) were good friends in college, but now find themselves in very different walks of life. Veronica has become the entitled, wine-loving wife of a rich businessman, while Ashley, along with her lover Lisa (Alicia Silverstone), struggles to make ends meet as an artist. When they bump into each other at a fancy cocktail party, what starts as a friendly conversation quickly turns caustic before erupting into a vicious, bloody fight that will change both of their lives forever. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Comrades: Almost a Love Story BD - Mainland immigrant Li Xiaojun (Leon Lai) arrives in Hong Kong in 1986 to build a better future. Hindered by language and customs, he comes to befriend Hong Kong girl Qiao Li (Maggie Cheung), a hard-working young woman who favors money over friends. Qiao Li is initially wary of becoming friends with the backwards Xiaojun, but the two find much more in common than they ever realized. They go from friends to casual lovers, but times and circumstances drive a wedge between them. Blu-ray Release Date: March 2nd, 2017

Colossus: The Forbin Project BD - Tucked away in a secret location in the Rockies, Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden) has developed a massive computer system, dubbed "Colossus," that is supposed to ensure the nation's safety against nuclear attack. But when Colossus connects to a similar Russian computer, "Guardian," the intelligent machines begin conducting a private dialog. Nervous as to what they might be plotting, Forbin severs the connection, only to have Colossus threaten a nuclear attack if the link isn't restored. Medium Rare Blu-ray Release date: March 27th, 2017

The Alligator People BD - Newly married nurse Joyce Webster (Beverly Garland) doesn't know what to think when her husband, Paul (Richard Crane), disappears during a train ride. She hires private investigators and eventually tracks him to an old bayou plantation, where the owner (Frieda Inescort) insists she's never heard of Paul. Joyce sticks around anyway and soon learns that local doctor Mark Sinclair (George Macready) has been using a life-altering alligator serum on the town's residents, and that Paul is among them. Blu-ray Release Date: March 27th, 2017

The Screaming Skull BD - When widower Eric (John Hudson) bring his mentally fragile new bride Jenni home to the palatial estate of his first wife, strange things begin to happen. Jenni is certain she is being tormented by Eric’s former wife who died under mysterious circumstances. But no one else seems to hear the ominous screams or see the rolling skull that comes knocking at the front door. Much like master showman William Castle, the producers of the film promised a free burial service for anyone who died while watching the film. Of course, this never happened. Or did it? Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid BD - In this post-modernist exercise, star/writer Steve Martin and director Carl Reiner spoof the film noir yarns of the '40s with Martin playing gumshoe Rigby Reardon, who interacts with a legion of Hollywood greats -- including Humphrey Bogart, Kirk Douglas, Burt Lancaster, Edward Arnold, Barbara Stanwyck, Ingrid Bergman, Veronica Lake, Bette Davis, Lana Turner and Joan Crawford -- in a succession of intercut clips from seventeen vintage Hollywood films. Fabulous Films (UK) Blu-ray Release date: April 10th, 2017

I Bury the Living BD - Through a series of chilling coincidences, the newly-elected director of a cemetery (Richard Boone) begins to believe that he can cause the deaths of living owners of burial plots by merely changing the push-pin color from white (living) to black (dead) on a large wall map of the cemetery. This chilling tale is co-produced and director by cult filmmaker, and father to Empire/Full Moon founder Charles, Albert Band. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Blanche BD - ased on Juliusz Sowacki's 19th-century play Mazepa but relocated to 13th-century France, Blanche tells the story of the beautiful young wife (Ligia Branice) of a nobleman many decades older (French acting legend Michel Simon). As innocent as her name suggests, Blanche becomes the unwilling centre of attention in a power struggle between her husband, the visiting King and his page, the latter a notorious womaniser. Its unique visual style resembles a medieval fresco, and its period-instruments soundtrack, adapting the ancient Carmina Burana song book, was years ahead of its time. Olive Blu-ray Release date: April 25th, 2017

The Other Hell BD - At the peak of his ‘80s excess, Italian sleaze maestro Bruno Mattei – using the alias ‘Stefan Oblowsky’ – stunned audiences with THE OTHER HELL, a raging Nunsploitation shocker about a series of brutal murders in a depraved convent. And while his cinematic legacy may remain controversial, Mattei here delivers a surprisingly stylized yet undeniably blasphemous orgy of stabbings, stigmata, Satanism, sexual violence and graphic savagery that ranks among his very best. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

The Pied Piper BD - The great Jacques Demy directed this masterful retelling of the classic children's tale. Set in the Middle Ages, the divided town of Hamelin tries in vain to rid itself of the Black Plague. Music legend Donovan plays a mysterious musician who arrives in town promising to rid the town of their rat infestation by playing his magical flute, but the townspeople cannot put aside their personal agendas and ask the piper to help them with other deeds, as the town s petty and greedy leader, the sublimely creepy Donald Pleasence attempts to take advantage of their new savior. With great music and spectacular costumes and sets, The Pied Piper is a fascinating take on a familiar legend. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Hard Times BD - Writer-director Walter Hill's debut film, Hard Times (1975), stars the legendary Charles Bronson as a laconic street fighter who joins forces in Depression-era New Orleans with a fast-talking promoter (James Coburn) and a drug-addicted cut man (Strother Martin) to make some hard-earned cash in the illegal fight game. With its clean narrative, detailed period setting, superb cinematography by Philip Lathrop, and striking action sequences (elegantly edited by future director Roger Spottiswoode), Hard Times is an exhilarating jump-start for one of the 1970s' most influential filmmakers. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release Date: April 24th, 2017

Ophélia BD - Imagining himself a modern day Hamlet, Ivan goes about wooing Lucy (Juliette Mayniel, Eyes Without a Face), the beautiful daughter of his parents’ groundskeeper, convincing her to become the de facto Ophelia of the piece. Concocting a clever ruse to unmask the accused, Ivan’s fever dream of revenge takes an unexpected turn in Ophélia, Claude Chabrol’s witty and darkly comic reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy, Hamlet. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Double Exposure BD - Michael Callan stars as Adrian Wilde, a prolific photographer whose specialty is shooting nude models for men’s magazines. His life starts to unravel when he begins to experience strange and almost lifelike dreams in which he murders the very women he’s been photographing. What’s more is that he soon discovers that they might not be dreams after all. Has he started to lose touch with reality; is he a calculated killer attempting to create an unbelievable alibi; or is something much more sinister and deadly afoot…Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Goto, Isle of Love BD - Its thinly veiled critique of totalitarianism saw it banned in both Communist Poland and Fascist Spain (to Borowczyk's delight), but the film is most notable for its uniquely original atmosphere, in which bizarre props and sets (designed by Borowczyk himself) are given as much weight as the human actors. Its grave beauty is underscored to perfection by one of Handel s organ concertos. Olive Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

Dheepan BD - With this Palme d’Or–winning drama, which deftly combines seemingly disparate genres, French filmmaker Jacques Audiard cemented his status as a titan of contemporary world cinema. In an arresting performance, the nonprofessional actor Antonythasan Jesuthasan (himself a former child soldier) stars as a Tamil fighter who, along with a woman and a child posing as his wife and daughter, flees war-torn Sri Lanka only to land in a Paris suburb blighted by drugs. As the makeshift family embarks on a new life, Dheepan settles into an intimate social-realist mode before tightening into a dynamic turf-war thriller, as well as an unsettling study of the psychological aftereffects of combat. Searing and sensitive, Audiard’s film is a unique depiction of the refugee experience as a continuous crisis of identity. Blu-ray Release Date: May 23rd, 2017

Dark Waters BD - It has been acclaimed as "visually amazing" (Videoscope), "deeply disturbing" (BBC Radio One), "a must see for serious horror buffs" (Film Review), and compared to the works of Bergman, Bava and Argento. Now experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2017

The Wasp Woman BD - A film that highlights Corman's ability to ring interesting changes on proven formulas. The she-creature and the havoc she wreaks are both predictable enough, but it's a novel touch that she's a beautician, and that her metamorphosis is caused by experiments with new cosmetics ingredients. Susan Cabot (always Corman's favourite female sadist-figure) anchors the sexual mayhem in a very credible characterisation. Blu-ray Release Date: April 21st, 2017

Ride the High Country BD - A much-loved revisionist Western, director Peckinpah's second feature film proved to be a bittersweet swan song for the Old West and a classy farewell to the screen for actors Scott and--for some years--McCrea. Set at the turn of the century, the film opens in the town of Hornitos, which is in the midst of a celebration. Down the crowded main street rides Steve Judd (McCrea), an aging former lawman who has seen better days. He mistakenly thinks the cheers of the crowd are for him, but is abruptly reminded of the changing times when a car nearly runs him over. Blu-ray Release Date: April 4th, 2017

The Lady From Shanghai BD - Orson Welles’ delirious and inventive film noir classic is a dazzling cinematic jigsaw puzzle. Welles plays a sailor who rescues a young woman (played by his real-life ex-wife Rita Hayworth) from a violent assault only to fall under her murderous spell… Blu-ray Release Date: April 24th, 2017

Experiment in Terror BD - Writer/ director Blake Edwards followed up the enormous success of the chic and sophisticated Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) with a decided change-of-pace: Experiment in Terror (1962), a Neo-Noir character-driven thriller featuring non-clichéd, nuanced performances from Lee Remick, Glenn Ford, and Ross Martin as a calculating psychopath. It was the first film Blake produced as well as directed, and his first effort to be filmed in black-and-white. Blu-ray Release Date: April 24th, 2017

Elsa Fraulein S.S. - A train full of beautiful young women have been ordered to service the men aboard; men being taken to help fight for the Nazis. Elsa, the leader, specialises in torturing those whose loyalty to the Nazi party comes into question. A group of brave Frenchman are planning to derail the train, while planning an attack that will strike back at the Third Reich. DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2017

Crimson - When a robbery goes horribly wrong and their leader, Jack is shot in the head, a group of criminals go to extreme measures to save their friends life. With the help of a local doctor the gang devise a uniquely plan - to kill their worst enemy, throw his body in front of a train and use the brain from the severed head as a transplant! The operation is a success, all seems well...that is until the brains former owner starts living out his murderous past. DVD Release Date: April 17th, 2017

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

April 24th, 2017



The African Queen [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1951) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Almost Human [Blu-ray] (Umberto Lenzi, 1974) RB UK Shameless

Ana-ta-han [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1953) Kino

Blanche [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1971) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Blutiger Freitag (aka Bloody Friday) [Blu-ray] (Rolf Olsen, 1972) RB DE Subkultur Entertainment

Catfight [Blu-ray] (Onur Tukel, 2016) Dark Sky Films/MPI (BEAVER REVIEW)
Catfight [Blu-ray] (Onur Tukel, 2016) RB UK Arrow

Caltiki, the Immortal Monster [Blu-ray] (Riccardo Freda, 1959) Arrow US

The City of the Dead [Blu-ray] (John Llewellyn Moxey, 1960) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Daredevils of the Red Circle (12 Chapter Serial) [Blu-ray] (William Witney, 1939)  Kino

Dark Waters [Blu-ray] (Mariano Baino, 1993) Severin Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Daughter [Blu-ray] (Simon Stone, 2015) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Detour [Blu-ray] (Christopher Smith, 2016) Magnolia

Django, Prepare a Coffin [Blu-ray] (Ferdinando Baldi, 1968) - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Double Exposure [Blu-ray] (William Byron Hillman, 1983) Vinegar Syndrome (BEAVER REVIEW)

Drunken Master [Blu-ray] (Yuen Woo-Ping, 1978) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Experiment in Terror [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1962) Region FREE Indicator UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Exterminator 2 [Blu-ray] (Mark Buntzman, 1984) Shout! Factory

From Hell It Came [Blu-ray] (Dan Milner, 1957) Warner Archive

The Gianfranco Rosi Collection (Boatman (1993), Below Sea Level (2008), Sacro GRA (2013), Fire at Sea (2016)) [Blu-ray] (Gianfranco Rosi) Kino Lorber

The Girl with All the Gifts [Blu-ray] (Colm McCarthy, 2016) Lionsgate

The Goddess (Yonggang Wu, 1934) R2 UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Goto, Island of Love [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1969) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hard Times [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1975) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

I Bury the Living [Blu-ray] (Albert Band, 1958) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Informer [Blu-ray] (Arthur Robison, 1929) - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

It's Only the End of the World [Blu-ray] (Xavier Dolan, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Kaili Blues [Blu-ray] (Gan Bi, 2015) Grasshopper Film

La La Land [Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2016) Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Lady from Shanghai [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1947) Region FREE Indicator UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Letter to Brezhnev [Blu-ray] (Chris Bernard, 1985) - RB UK BFI

The Magus [Blu-ray] (Guy Green, 1968) RB UK Signal One

Man of La Mancha [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1972) Shout! Factory

Microcosmos [Blu-ray] (Claude Nuridsany, Marie Pérennou, 1996) Kino

Notes on Blindness [Blu-ray] (Pete Middleton, James Spinney, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

One Punch Man [Blu-ray] (Makoto Furukawa, 2016) Warner

Ophélia [Blu-ray] (Claude Chabrol, 1963) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Optimists of Nine Elms [Blu-ray] (Anthony Simmons, 1973) Kino

The Other Hell [Blu-ray] (Bruno Mattei, 1981) Severin Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Phantasm Special Edition Boxset [Blu-ray] (Phantasm, Phantasm II, Phantasm III - Lord of the Dead, Phantasm IV Oblivion, Phantasm V Ravager) RB UK Arrow

The Pied Piper [Blu-ray] (Jacques Demy, 1972) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Psycho Cop Returns [Blu-ray] (Adam Rifkin, 1993) Vinegar Syndrome

Rumble Fish [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1983) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Screaming Skull [Blu-ray] (Alex Nicol, 1958) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shangri-La Suite [Blu-ray] (Eddie O'Keefe, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Tampopo [Blu-ray] (Juzo Itami, 1985) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Theatre of Mr & Mrs Kabal [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1967) Olive Films

Those Daring Young Men in their Jaunty Jalopies [Blu-ray] (Ken Annakin, 1969) Kino

Three Brothers aka "Tre fratelli" [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1981) - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Truck Turner [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Kaplan, 1974) RB UK 101 Films

Umberto D [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1952) RB UK Cult Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Vampire Bat [Blu-ray] (Frank R. Strayer, 1933) The Film Detective

Walerian Borowczyk: Shorts Collection [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1963-1984) Olive Films

We Are X [Blu-ray] (Stephen Kijak, 2016) Magnolia

The Wheeler Dealers [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1963) Warner Archive

The Witness for the Prosecution [Blu-ray] (Julian Jarrold, 2015) Acorn Media

The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers [Blu-ray] (Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Roman Polanski, etc.1964) Olive Films


May 1st, 2017



3:10 to Yuma [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (James Mangold, 2007) Lionsgate

Seven Days in May [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1964) Warner Archive

The Age of Shadows [Blu-ray] (Kim Jee-woon, 2016) CJ Entertainment / Sony Pictures

Beyond the Gates [Blu-ray] (Jackson Stewart, 2016) Shout! Factory

Brewster's Millions [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1985) Shout! Factory

The Comedian [Blu-ray] (Taylor Hackford, 2016) Sony Pictures

Die Screaming Marianne [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1971) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

A Dog's Purpose [Blu-ray] (Lasse Hallström, 2017) Universal

Eliminators [Blu-ray] (Peter Manoogian, 1986) RB UK 88 Films

Envisage [Blu-ray] (Rich Sturdevant, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Eve of Destruction [Blu-ray] (Duncan Gibbins, 1991) RB UK 88 Films

The Expendables [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Sylvester Stallone, 2010) Lionsgate

Gold [Blu-ray] (Stephen Gaghan, 2016) Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hindenburg [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1975) Universal

I Am Not Your Negro [Blu-ray] (Raoul Peck, 2016) Magnolia

The Mercenary [Blu-ray] (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) RB UK 88 Films

The Naked Cage [Blu-ray] (Paul Nicholas, 1986) Shout! Factory

Navajo Joe [Blu-ray] (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) RB UK 88 Films

The Package [Blu-ray] (Andrew Davis, 1989) RB UK 88 Films

Payback Time - Triple Feature (Blind Fury (1989), Silent Rage (1982), White Line Fever (1975)) [Blu-ray] (Phillip Noyce, Michael Miller, Jonathan Kaplan) Mill Creek Entertainment

Real Genius [Blu-ray] (Martha Coolidge, 1985) Sony MOD

The Red Turtle [Blu-ray] (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2016) Sony Pictures

The Salesman [Blu-ray] (Asghar Farhadi, 2016) Sony Pictures

Saturday Night Fever - Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (John Badham, 1977) Paramount

Sometimes a Great Notion [Blu-ray] (Paul Newman, 1970) RB FR Sidonis

Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone [Blu-ray] (Lamont Johnson, 1983) Mill Creek Entertainment

Streets of Fire [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1984) Shout! Factory

Tampopo [Blu-ray] (Juzo Itami, 1985) RB Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Third Time Lucky (Gordon Parry, 1949) R2 UK Screenbound Pictures

Tonite Let's All Make Love in London [Blu-ray] (Peter Whitehead, 1967) RB UK Network

Virus [Blu-ray] (John Bruno, 1999) Shout! Factory

Winning [Blu-ray] (James Goldstone, 1969) RB FR Sidonis


May 8th, 2017



The Accidental Tourist [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 1988) Warner Archive

Adios, Sabata [Blu-ray] (Gianfranco Parolini, 1970) Kino Lorber

Born Free [Blu-ray] (James Hill, 1966) RB UK Eureka

Brain Damage [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1988) RB UK Arrow

Brain Damage [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1988) Arrow US

The Bye Bye Man [Blu-ray] (Stacy Title, 2017) RB UK EiV

Cannon for Cordoba [Blu-ray] (Paul Wendkos, 1970) RB FR Sidonis

Chinatown (Reissue) [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1974) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Cimarron Kid [Blu-ray] (Budd Boetticher, 1952) RB DE Koch Media

A Day of Fury [Blu-ray] (Harmon Jones, 1956) RB DE Koch Media

Dying Laughing [Blu-ray] (Lloyd Stanton, Paul Toogood, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

The Eagle Huntress [Blu-ray] (Otto Bell, 2016) RB UK Altitude Film Distribution

A Fantastic Fear of Everything [Blu-ray] (Crispian Mills, Chris Hopewell, 2012) Shout! Factory

Heat - Director's Definitive Version [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1995) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Indian Fighter [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1955) Kino Lorber

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles [Blu-ray] (Chantal Akerman, 1975) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism [Blu-ray] (Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory and Coup d'etat) - Arrow Academy (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Loved One [Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1965) Warner Archive

Making Contact (aka Joey) [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 1985) Kino Lorber

Marjorie Morningstar [Blu-ray] (Irving Rapper, 1958) Kino Lorber

Melody [Blu-ray] (Waris Hussein, 1971) RB UK Studiocanal

My Life as a Dog [Blu-ray] (Lasse Hallström, 1985) RB UK Arrow

Obsessions (aka A Hole in the Wall) [Blu-ray] (Pim de la Parra, 1969) Cult Epics

Passengers [Blu-ray] (Morten Tyldum, 2016) RB UK Sony Pictures

Phenomena 4K Restored Limited Edition [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1985) RB UK Arrow

Psycho [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 1998) Shout! Factory

Return of Sabata [Blu-ray] (Gianfranco Parolini, 1971) Kino Lorber

Serial Mom [Blu-ray] (John Waters, 1994) Shout! Factory

Silence [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2016) RB UK Studio Canal

Split [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016) Universal Pictures UK

Tall Men [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Holbrook, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Things to Come [Blu-ray] (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016) MPI

This Gun for Hire (Frank Tuttle,1942) R2 DE Koch Media

Those Redheads from Seattle [Blu-ray 3D] (Lewis R. Foster, 1953) Kino Lorber

VHS Massacre: Cult Films and the Decline of Physical Media [Blu-ray] (Kenneth Powell, Thomas Edward Seymour, 2016) Troma
The Violent Men [
Blu-ray] (Rudolph Maté, 1955) RB FR Sidonis


May 15th, 2017



12 Angry Men [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1957) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Another You [Blu-ray] (Chris Robert, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Ben [Blu-ray] (Phil Karlson, 1972) Shout! Factory

Blood for a Silver Dollar [Blu-ray] (Giorgio Ferroni, 1965) RB DE VZ-Handelsgesellschaft

The Blue Racer [Blu-ray] (17 DePatie-Freleng Cartoons, 1972-1974) Kino Lorber

The Climber [Blu-ray] (Pasquale Squitieri, 1975) RB UK Arrow

The Climber [Blu-ray] (Pasquale Squitieri, 1975) Arrow US

Daredevil - Season 2 [Blu-ray] - RB UK Walt Disney

Delirium [Blu-ray] (Lamberto Bava, 1987) RB UK 88 Films

Dracula Untold [Blu-ray] (Gary Shore, 2014) Universal Studios

Dracula: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray] (Dracula, Dracula's Daughter, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) Universal

Early Women Filmmakers: An International Anthology [Blu-ray] (Alice Guy, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Lotte Reiniger,, 1902-1946) Flicker Alley

The Entity [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1982) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Game of Death [Blu-ray] (Robert Clouse, 1978) Shout! Factory

Good Morning [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Goose Steps Out [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, Will Hay, 1942) RB UK Studiocanal

Graduation [Blu-ray] (Cristian Mungiu, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Highpoint [Blu-ray] (Peter Carter, 1982) Code Red / Kino Lorber

La La Land [Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2016) RB UK Lionsgate

La La Land Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2016) RB UK Lionsgate

La La Land Steelbook [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (Damien Chazelle, 2016) RB UK Lionsgate

Last Plane Out [Blu-ray] (David Nelson, 1983) Code Red / Kino Lorber

The 4 Marx Brothers at Paramount (The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup) [Blu-ray] (1929-1933) RB Arrow UK

The Masked Avengers [Blu-ray] (Cheh Chang, 1981) RB UK 88 Films

The Mummy: Complete Legacy Collection [Blu-ray] (The Mummy - 1932, The Mummy's Hand - 1940, The Mummy's Tomb - 1942, The Mummy's Ghost - 1944, The Mummy's Curse - 1944, Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy - 1955) Universal

The Mummy Ultimate Trilogy [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (The Mummy (1999) / The Mummy Returns / The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) - Universal

The Olive Tree [Blu-ray] (Icíar Bollaín, 2016) RB UK Eureka

Othello [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1952) Criterion Collection

Return Of The Dragon [Blu-ray] (Bruce Lee, 1972) Shout! Factory

The Return of Swamp Thing [Blu-ray] (Jim Wynorski, 1989) RB UK Screenbound

The Sea Shall Not Have Them [Blu-ray] (Lewis Gilbert, 1954) RB UK Screenbound

Sheriff Hoot Kloot [Blu-ray] (17 DePatie-Freleng Cartoons, 1973-1974) Kino Lorber

The Space Between Us [Blu-ray] (Peter Chelsom, 2017) Universal Studios

Sssssss [Blu-ray] (Bernard L. Kowalski, 1973) RB UK 101 Films

Vision Quest [Blu-ray] (Harold Becker, 1985) Warner Archive

Willard [Blu-ray] (Daniel Mann, 1971) Shout! Factory

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