Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF April 25th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Bonghjornu! Another healthy week with Blu-ray reviews of films directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Roman Polanski, Brian De Palma, Joseph Losey, Walter Hill, Val Guest, John Dahl, John Milius, Nico Mastorakis and more from Arrow, Second Run, BFI, Warner, Raro, Severin, Koch, Carlotta, Sidonis, Concorde, Elephant. And our Calendar has new listings, including July Criterions, of films by Alain Resnais, King Hu, Terrence Malick, Bille August, Jia Zhangke, Abel Ferrara, Alan Parker, Anthony Asquith, Basil Dearden, John Mackenzie. 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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Carnival of Souls [Blu-ray] (Herk Harvey, 1962) Criterion

Muriel, or The Time of Return [Blu-ray] (Alain Resnais, 1963) Criterion

A Touch of Zen [Blu-ray] (King Hu, 1971) Criterion
Night and Fog [
Blu-ray] (Alain Resnais, 1955) Criterion

The New World [Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 2005) Criterion

The In-Laws [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1979) Criterion

The Best Intentions (Bille August, 1992) Film Movement

Psychic Killer [Blu-ray] (Ray Danton, 1975) Vinegar Syndrome

The Human Tornado [Blu-ray] (Cliff Roquemore, 1976) Vinegar Syndrome

Disorder [Blu-ray] (Alice Winocour, 2015) RB UK Soda Pictures

Mei Ren Yu (The Mermaid) [Blu-ray] (Stephen Chow, 2016) Sony

Suburra [Blu-ray] (Stefano Sollima, 2015) RB UK Kaleidoscope

Resurrection (Daniel Petrie, 1980) Universal

Killer Thriller Collection [Blu-ray] (Baba Yaga, Night Train Murders, Strip Nude for Your Killer) Blue Underground (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mountains May Depart [Blu-ray] (Jia Zhangke, 2015) Kino Lorber
Napoli, Napoli, Napoli [
Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 2009) Raro Video

The Commitments [Blu-ray] (Alan Parker, 1991) Image Entertainment

Pioneers of African American Cinema [Blu-ray] (features, shorts, fragments and extras on 5 discs) Kino Lorber

Terrahawks - The Complete First Series [Blu-ray] (1983) RB UK Network

The Importance of Being Earnest [Blu-ray] (Anthony Asquith, 1952) RB UK Network

All Night Long [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1962) RB UK Network

Made [Blu-ray] (John Mackenzie, 1972) RB UK Network

The Long, Dark Hall (Reginald Beck, Anthony Bushell, 1951) R2 UK Network
The Scarlet Pimpernel (Harold Young, 1934) R2 UK Network

The Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel (Hanns Schwarz, 1937) R2 UK Network

Man in the Moon (Basil Dearden, 1960) R2 UK Network
Poison Pen (Paul L. Stein, 1939) R2 UK Network

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



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): A week in which there are Blu-rays to recommend and others that were disappointing. I was particularly taken with BFI's restoration of José Ramón Larraz's Symptoms - on Blu-ray. Second Run come through again, this time with their second Blu-ray; Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Mysterious Object at Noon - a no-brainer purchase. I'm a big fan of John Dahl and was so pleased with the new Concorde Blu-ray of his delicious Red Rock West neo-noir. Absolutely endorse. Nice to see Walter Hill's Streets of Fire available in a region FREE Blu-ray version - love that film. As predicted Warner's Blu-ray of Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion advanced handily over the Japanese IVC 1080P. BFI have more of the FlipSide fun with Expresso Bongo on Blu-ray and to a lesser degree Beat Girl. I got a kick out of Arrow's The Zero Boys - an 80s slasher-style horror-adventure brought to stacked Blu-ray. Arrow also give us John Milius's directorial debut with Dillinger on Blu-ray - an intriguing bio-pic with Warren Oates. I could watch Universal horror's like Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man all night long. Great to see these finally reaching region FREE Blu-ray status. Roman Polanski's What? is certainly an odd, pointless film, but it does have some visceral appeal. FYI, The Carlotta 4K Blu-ray of Brian De Palma' Body Double doesn't seem to advance much over the previous BDs. The Perfume of the Lady in Black is a superior Giallo but the Blu-ray video presentation unfortunately suffers but the biggest disappointment is Jospeh Losey's masterful 1951 M Blu-ray by Sidonis has unforgivable authoring flaws. Shameful. Speaking of Sidonis and their penchant for non-removable subtitles - they do it again with their DVD of 1963's Day of the Triffids - interlaced, picture-boxed and burned-in French subtitles. What a joke. I also checked a German DVD of Tay Garnett's Noir Cause for Alarm with the lovely Loretta Young (see her recent addition to our Beauty Lurking in the Shadows article). Also on DVD Eric covered Chronic - a new. lauded drama with Tim Roth, Medousa - a fantasy, thriller from Greece, the comedy, drama, romance That's Not Us and the Mexican coming-of-age film Sugar Kisses.

Noir Quote for the week

"Billy Wilder is really is a heavy influence on Bound. We felt that film noir was a genre where you could create a really contained story. We wanted to be on a set as much as we could to get the kind of style level we were looking for..."

- Lana Wachowski

Wishing you a healthy week - in every sense possible! - Gary


The Perfume of the Lady in Black BD - Director Francesco Barilli's hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli's psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric. Blu-ray Release Date: May 10th, 2016

Suspicion BD - Johnnie Aysgarth (Cary Grant) is a seemingly rich, care-free playboy. He conveniently meets and marries Lina McLaidlaw Aysgarth, a soon-to-be heiress. Charmed by Johnnie's initially, her suspicions about him grow and grow. Firstly his lack of income is revealed. And why does he have such a keen interest in poisons? Warner Blu-ray release date: April 12th, 2016

Mysterious Object at Noon BD - Apichatpong's hallucinatory debut feature MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON is an experimental documentary mix that wends its way through the landscapes and mindscapes of rural Thailand. A film crew travels from the Thai countryside to Bangkok, asking the people they encounter along the way to expand upon a story involving a wheelchair-bound young boy and his teacher. The resulting stories are later re-enacted by non-professional actors in dramatic re-creations of the freely associated narrative strokes supplied. The daisy-chain structure of interlocking vignettes is inspired by the surrealist game Exquisite Corpses, and its formal strategies are aligned with both documentary realism and the avant-garde, but this boldly original debut looks and feels like nothing else. Blu-ray Release Date: April 25th, 2016

The Zero Boys BD - For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled Zero Boys must now play their war games for real. Blu-ray Release date: April 25th-26th, 2016

Symptoms BD - Larraz’s dark and stylish film tells of a young woman (Lorna Heilbron) who is invited by her girlfriend (Angela Pleasence) to stay at her remote English country mansion. Events take a disturbing turn when a menacing groundkeeper (Peter Vaughan) interrupts their time together, and a woman’s body is found in the mansion’s lake. Blu-ray Release date: April 25th, 2016

Expresso Bongo BD - When Soho hustler Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey), a drummer-turned-music agent, discovers teen bongo player Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard) in an espresso bar, he renames him Bongo Herbert, and secures him a record deal and a TV appearance. Soon, Johnny is riding the coat-tails of Bert's stardom. Val Guest's sharp, witty satire of the music industry was adapted from the successful West End musical by Wolf Mankowitz. This fully remastered release includes the original, full-length theatrical version, as well as the shorter 1962 re-issue cut. Blu-ray Release date: April 25th, 2016

What? BD - The girl, played by a new actress whose name is improbably spelled Sydne (conventionally pronounced "Sidney") Rome, has hair that looks like an elaborate taffy dessert. She also has a terrible time keeping her clothe on, try as she will. When they aren't torn off in usually friendly struggles, they are stolen while she sleeps. Sometimes she's reduced to wearing a dinner napkin. Sometimes she just gives up and wears nothing, but she is never daunted. Nobody in the villa notices. Blu-ray Release date: April 26th, 2016

Red Rock West BD - "Red Rock West" would probably have been on a lot of film critics' best-of lists last year -- if any of them had seen it. For some reason, though, no one could figure out a way to market this deliciously noirish film by director John Dahl, who wrote it with his brother Rick. It played overseas and has just come out on video, but after being rescued theatrically by a San Francisco art house, "Red Rock West" gets a belated showcase at the Key. It may now find the audience it clearly deserves. Blu-ray Release date: February 16th, 2016

Body Double BD - Brian De Palma invites you to witness a seduction...a mystery... a murder. It's BODY DOUBLE a spine-tingling look at voyeurism and sexuality from the modern master of suspense. Jake Scully (Craig Wasson), an unemployed actor, is asked to house-sit at a luxurious hillside apartment. As a bonus, the home offers Jake a telescopic peek into the bedroom of Gloria Revelle (Deborah Shelton), who performs an arousing striptease. When Jake discovers another man is also spying on Gloria, he begins an obsessive surveillance of her. Soon a grisly murder leads him into the world of X-rated films where he meets sexy porn queen Holly Body (Melanie Griffith), who is a key to the crime. De Palma has created a gripping adult thriller of eroticism and horror! Carlotta 4K Blu-ray Release Date: December 2nd, 2015

Streets of Fire BD - Walter Hill's classic, highly stylized rock & roll fable has gained a huge cult following since its original 1984 release and with its backdrop of rain-drenched, neon-lit streets is one of the most visually iconic films of the decade. Big time rock singer Ellen Aim is playing her hometown when she is grabbed from the stage by local bike gang The Bombers, led by the menacing Raven. Tom Cody, a tough ex-soldier and Ellen's ex-boyfriend returns home to get her back and he's ready to take on the whole gang. Koch Media Region FREE Blu-ray Release Date: November 8th, 2013

M (Losey) BD - It only required one viewing to realize that the ’51 M is a criminally undervalued film – for a variety of unfair reasons – and one of the very best noirs from that year, if not the best. Even if it was a turkey, it still would be essential viewing for the performances of its exceptional cast, the spectacularly shabby Los Angeles/Bunker Hill location settings of the period and the mesmerizing cinematography of Ernest Laszlo. It’s a near classic if not a full-fledged one, and one that complements the original’s vision and power as opposed to diminishing it, demonstrating pretty effectively that the social conditions which produced such a film in early 1930s Germany could be successfully transported to 1950s noir-era America. Blu-ray Release Date: April 6th, 2016

Dillinger BD - John Milius's first directorial effort in its own small way set the stage in the 1970s for a subgenre of action films that depict a nostalgia for historical figures tinged with a hard-edged skepticism. Warren Oates stars as John Dillinger, whose short-lived career as Public Enemy No.1 was, at least according to Milius, promoted by Dillinger with a self-absorbed boosterism, comforting his victims by telling them, "Someday you'll tell your grandchildren about this." The film captures the highlights of Dillinger's criminal career, as seen through the eyes of Melvin Purvis (Ben Johnson), the FBI agent whose obsession with capturing Dillinger led to Dillinger's death in the back alley of Chicago's Biograph Theater. Blu-ray Release date: April 26th, 2016

Beat Girl BD - Beat Girl is set in that mythic milieu in pop culture history – Soho in the late 50s – the moment when England discovered ‘cool’, when wild young merchant seamen such as Tommy Steele and Cliff Richard went looking for kicks during shore time and accidentally imported an American music called rock’n’roll. In coffee bars, across the street from strip joints, the nation’s first ‘teenagers’, fuelled by double shots of espresso, went wild for this new music. Somewhere between child and adult, this new being began to create its own identity and its own language. Blu-ray Release date: April 25th, 2016

Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man BD - From the first bubble of the elixir that forms the credits in chemical smoke to the last crash of the final battle of titans, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man is quite a treat for the Universal fan. Not only do you get two exciting monsters for the price of one, but they're placed in a vigorous storyline that, while slight, is too much fun to dislike. Blu-ray Release date: October 21st, 2015

Medousa - In this surreal retelling of the ancient myth of the Medusa, bizarre, clothed statues of men are appearing all over Greece. Only Perseus, the leader of a gang of modern Athenian thieves, holds the answer to the mystery. It has something to do with a beautiful, long-haired woman in black who is connected with his troubled childhood. One night his gang breaks into a deserted house in the countryside looking for goods to steal. What they find is entirely unexpected and leads Perseus on a dangerous journey into his past. DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2016

Chronic - Michel Franco writes and directs this drama starring Tim Roth as a male home care nurse. The film follows hospice nurse David Wilson (Roth) as he provides care and comfort for his patients in their final days. As David devotes himself entirely to his patients' happiness and comfort, can he shoulder the responsibility of caring for other's loved ones without seemingly having any support of his own? DVD Release Date: April 11th, 2016

That's Not Us - Three twenty-something couples - gay, lesbian and straight - travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what was meant to be a fun, carefree retreat transforms into an intimate exploration of sex and commitment. Moment-to-moment, relationships are tested as tensions between the couples and friends begin to simmer. THAT'S NOT US is a romantic comedy that questions what it takes to sustain a healthy long-term partnership. While gender and sexuality may vary, the struggles to make love last do not. DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2016

Sugar Kisses - SUGAR KISSES is a coming-of-age story about two young teenagers in the violent market neighborhood of Tepito, Mexico City. Nacho is the son of a corrupt agent who sells pirated music, and Marya is the daughter of the most powerful owner in the market who is trying to move her up in the strict social hierarchy of Mexican society. Together, Nacho and Marya will experience the joy and heartbreak of first love against the backdrop of corruption, violence, discrimination and poverty of the world in which they live. DVD Release Date: April 12th, 2016

Cause for Alarm - A not uninteresting attempt at a suburban film noir, with Loretta Young as a housewife whose bed-ridden ex-serviceman husband (Sullivan), consumed with totally unfounded jealousy, concocts a fiendish revenge plot. Having planted evidence indicating that she and her supposed lover were conspiring to poison him, he then proposes to shoot her, but dies of a heart attack. Although rather too fluttery for comfort, Young gives a good account of the woman's panic-stricken dilemma as, left alone with a corpse in the house and her every move adding to the web of suspicious circumstances, she desperately battles red tape to retrieve an incriminating letter posted to the DA. Alive DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2013

Day of the Triffids - Adapted from the novel by John Wyndham, this intelligent British monster movie begins with a meteor shower so intensely bright that it blinds the majority of the world's population, rendering them vulnerable to attack from hordes of carnivorous plants known as "Triffidus Celestus" grown from meteor-borne spores. As the plant-monsters continue to multiply and seek human prey, the remaining sighted people join forces to combat the veggie invaders. One such survivor, an American seaman (Howard Keel) whose eyes were bandaged during the meteorite impact, battles his way through the Triffid ranks. Meanwhile, a couple (Kieron Moore and Janette Scott are trapped in a lighthouse. Good production values make this low-budget effort look more expensive than it probably was; the uncredited assistance of Freddie Francis -- who directed several scenes with a second unit -- also helps. Sidonis DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


May 16th, 2016


Candy [Blu-ray] (Christian Maquand, 1968) Kino Lorber

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

For Men Only/School for Sex [Blu-ray] - Kino Lorber

Hired to Kill [Blu-ray] (Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader, 1990) Arrow US

Hired to Kill [Blu-ray] (Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader, 1990) RB UK Arrow

The House of the Seven Gables (Joe May, 1940) R2 UK Screenbound

I Am Wrath [Blu-ray] (Chuck Russell, 2016) RB UK 101 Films

I Saw What You Did [Blu-ray] (William Castle, 1965) Shout! Factory

In a Lonely Place [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1950) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)
The Films Of Maurice Pialat: Volume 1 [
Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat - Graduate FIrst, Mouth Agape, Loulou, Love Exists) Cohen Media

Killer Force [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, 1975) Kino Lorber

The Last Command [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Midnight Story (Joseph Pevney, 1957) R2 UK Screenbound

The Naked Island [Blu-ray] (Kaneto Shindo, 1960) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Perfect Day [Blu-ray] (Fernando León de Aranoa, 2015) MPI

Room [Blu-ray](Lenny Abrahamson, 2015) RB UK StudioCanal

Scott of the Antarctic [Blu-ray] ( Charles Frend, 1948) RB UK Studiocanal

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

Theeb [Blu-ray] (Naji Abu Nowar, 2014) Film Movement

Too Late for Tears [Blu-ray] (Byron Haskin, 1949) Flicker Alley

Universal Hollywood Icons Collection: Carole Lombard (Hands Across the Table / Love Before Breakfast / My Man Godfrey / True Confessions) - Universal

Universal Hollywood Icons Collection: Marlene Dietrich (Blonde Venus / Desire / Angel / Seven Sinners) - Universal

Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? [Blu-ray] (Ulu Grosbard, 1971) Kino Lorber

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

Woman on the Run [Blu-ray] (Norman Foster, 1950) Flicker Alley

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