Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF March 31st, 2014

  This Week's Highlights

gün aydin! - Totally stacked week! Criterions, Arrow Blu-rays, plus Carl Theodor Dreyer, Andrei Tarkovsky, Lars von Trier, Carol Reed, Andrzej Wajda, Milos Forman, Wojciech Has, Otto Preminger, Jia Zhang-ke, John Sturges, Don Siegel, Jack Hill, King Vidor, Alain Robbe-Grillet, and more. The Release Calendar has updates of forthcoming Blu-rays of films by Antonioni, Francis Ford Coppola, we have our FEATURE Blu-ray and DVD of the MONTH selected for APRIL and there is a new CONTEST posted with a new Blu-ray prize - best of luck!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tokyo Stray Girls ( Hisayasu Sato, 2010) Pathfinder

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ealing Blu Ray Collection Volume 1 [Blu-ray] (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Man in the White Suit) RB UK Studio Canal

Play Dirty [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1969) RB UK 101 Films

Ladyhawke [Blu-ray] (Richard Donner, 1985) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Kagemusha [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1980) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Caliber 9 [Blu-ray] (Fernando Di Leo, 1972) RB UK Arrow

The Island of Dr. Moreau [Blu-ray] (Don Taylor, 1977) RB UK 101 Films

The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] (Roland Joffé, 1984) RB UK Studio Canal

Svengali [Blu-ray] (John Hardwick, 2013) RB UK Universal Pictures

The Toxic Avenger [Blu-ray] (Michael Herz, Lloyd Kaufman, 1984) RB UK 88 Films

Point Blank [Blu-ray] (John Boorman, 1967) Warner Home Video

The Lady from Shanghai [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1947) RB IT Studio 4K

The Time Machine [Blu-ray] (George Pal, 1960) Warner Home Video

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

Ray Donovan: Season 1 [Blu-ray] - Showtuime Entertainment

The Evil Dead Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Sam Raimi, 1981) Anchor Bay

That's What I Am [Blu-ray] (Michael Pavone, 2011) Image Entertainment

Odd Thomas [Blu-ray] (Stephen Sommers, 2013) Image Entertainment

Beneath [Blu-ray] (Larry Fessenden, 2013) Shout! Factory

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

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

The Suspect (Robert Siodmak, 1944) R2 DE Koch Media

Prime Cut [Blu-ray] (Michael Ritchie, 1972) RB DE Explosive Media

The Uninvited [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1944) RB DE Koch Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

Trouble Every Day (Claire Denis, 2001) Kimstim

Gila! (Jim Wynorski, 2012) Polyscope Media Group

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

The Color of Lies (Claude Chabrol, 1999) Cohen

The Legend of Lizzie Borden (Paul Wendkos, 1975) New Video Group

The Max Linder Collections - The Three Must Get Theres (1922), Seven Years Bad Luck (1921), and be My Wife (1921) - Kino

Man Bait (Terrence Fisher, 1952) VCI

Bad Blonde (Reginald LeBorg, 1953) VCI

Terror Street (Montgomery Tully, 1953) VCI



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): I had quite a few Blu-ray experiences this past week that exceeded my expectations. There were some pleasant surprises. I thoroughly enjoyed the region FREE, English-friendly, Polish Blu-ray of The Hourglass Sanatorium (Wojciech Has, same director of The Saragossa Manuscript.) Great presentation. I was impressed by Don Siegel's Riot in Cell Block 11 - and the wonderful commentary on the Criterion Blu-ray. I also gained appreciation for Jack Hill's Pit Stop, a film I had never seen before - via the Arrow, in the UK, Blu-ray. Silent Era fans should be thrilled with Criterion's Blu-ray of Carl Theodor Dreyer's Master of the House - a gigantic improvement over the compared DVD. Sticking with Criterion, Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves looks radically different on the new Blu-ray - almost like seeing the film, again, for the first time. Andrzej Wajda's The Promised Land is brilliant - another strong Blu-ray from DMMS. And while we are at it, we can also recommend the director's politically charged Man of Marble and Man of Iron. Alain Robbe-Grillet's L'Immortelle looks stunning on Kino's new Blu-ray - and a masterful, intriguing film as well! Jia Zhang-ke's A Touch of Sin is a powerful film that looks marvelous on 1080P. The German Blu-ray of The Man With the Golden Arm leaps beyond the DVD we compared but is not in the widescreen aspect ratio. I was pleased with the improvement in the a/v of Andrei Tarkovsky's Mirror on Blu-ray out of Japan - unfortunately though it doesn't have English subtitles. Milos Forman's Taking Off is a fabulous and amusing film and looks solid on Blu-ray. I was drawn-in to La Piscine - a French psychological thriller with Alain Delon. Personally, I enjoyed both German Blu-ray westerns I reviewed this week - Backlash with Richard Widmark and Man Without a Star with Kirk Douglas are the films are at the higher end of the genre. However, Trapeze with Burt Lancaster offers a very weak transfer and, while a reasonably entertaining film - is nothing exceptional. Boardwalk seems an odd choice for Blu-ray - a weak source and a middling film. Bang, Bang, You're Dead is just silly - no reason to indulge in the overpriced Blu-ray. Daniel has plenty of positives for the Blu-ray Audio of Beck - Sea Change. Sold! I compared the German DVD of Anthony Mann's He Walked By Night - better than the out-of-print US DVD. Eric reviewed Salamander - a crime TV Series out of Belgium. I'm exhausted - have a relaxing week!


Breaking the Waves BD - Lars von Trier (Antichrist) became an international sensation with this galvanizing realist fable about sex and spiritual transcendence. Emily Watson (Punch-Drunk Love) stuns, in an Oscar-nominated performance, as Bess, a simple, pious newlywed in a tiny Scottish village who gives herself up to a shocking form of martyrdom after her husband (Insomnia's Stellan Skarsg†rd) is paralyzed in an oil-rig accident. Breaking the Waves, both brazen and tender, profane and pure, is an examination of the expansiveness of faith and of its limits. Blu-ray Release Date: April 15th, 2014

Master of the House BD - Before he got up close and personal with Joan of Arc, the Danish cinema genius Carl Theodor Dreyer (Vampyr) fashioned this finely detailed, ahead-of-its-time examination of domestic life. In this heartfelt story of a housewife who, with the help of a wily nanny, turns the tables on her tyrannical husband, Dreyer finds lightness and humor; it's a deft comedy of revenge that was an enormous box-office success and is considered an early example of feminism on-screen. Constructed with the director's customary meticulousness and stirring sense of justice, Master of the House is a jewel of silent cinema. Blu-ray Release Date: April 22nd, 2014

Riot in Cell Block 11 BD - One of the best of all prison pictures, thanks not only to Don Siegel's sharp direction and a good script (by Richard Collins), but also to the creative input of producer Walter Wanger, who had been an inmate himself and was concerned about making this as authentic and as commercially uncompromised as possible. (The picture was shot on location in California's Folsom state prison, with many inmates cast in secondary parts.) The care taken with this grim 1954 drama paid off; it was Siegel's first major hit. With Neville Brand, Frank Faylen, Leo Gordon, and Emile Meyer. Blu-ray Release date: April 22nd, 2014

Trapeze BD - Former circus aerialist Burt Lancaster was the logical choice to star in the Technicolor drama Trapeze. Lancaster plays a crippled acrobat, disabled after attempting to perform a dangerous triple mid-air somersault. Tony Curtis co-stars as an aspiring aerialist who coerces Lancaster into teaching him the tricks of the trade. The friendship between Lancaster and Curtis is threatened by the arrival of beautiful, ambitious circus tumbler Gina Lollobridgida (it's a toss-up as to which of the three stars looks best in spangled tights). Surprisingly, Lancaster's former circus partner Nick Cravat is nowhere to be found in the film; we are, however, treated to the harmonica virtuosity of Johnny Puleo. Trapeze is highlighted by its truly breathtaking stunt sequences, performed by the cream of the European big-top circuit. Blu-ray Release date: February 13th, 2014

Pit Stop BD - Richard Davalos (Cool Hand Luke) stars as Rick Bowman, a street punk who winds up in jail after a street race goes wrong. Bailed out by race promoter Grant Willard, Davalos is put in the deadly track where he comes up against Haig's maniacal winner Hawk Sidney. Featuring an outstanding supporting cast including Brian Donlevy (Hoodlum Empire) in his last film appearance, Ellen Burstyn, billed as Ellen McRae (The Exorcist) and Beverly Washburn (Spider Baby) Pit Stop is one of Hill's lesser known films but arguably his greatest. Blu-ray Release date: April 7th, 2014

A Touch of Sin BD - A blistering fictionalized tale straight out of China, “A Touch of Sin” is at once monumental and human scale. A story of lives rocked by violence, it has the urgency of a screaming headline but one inscribed with visual lyricism, emotional weight and a belief in individual rights. You can feel the conviction of its director, Jia Zhang-ke — one of the few filmmakers of any nationality who weighs the impact of social and political shifts on people — in every shot. In “A Touch of Sin,” the world isn’t an amorphous backdrop, pretty scenery for private dramas, it is a stage on which men and women struggle to fulfill basic moral obligations, including recognizing one another’s humanity. Blu-ray Release date: April 8th, 2014

L'Immortelle BD - With his talent for intricate, experimental narratives, and his penchant for sado-masochism as a recurring theme in his work, Robbe-Grillet used film to explore his own sexual desires, resulting in a highly personal and sometimes disturbing body of work that is equally characteristic of European art cinema and the exploitation cinema of the 1960s. Blu-ray Release date: April 1st, 2014

Man of Marble BD - A jaundiced regard for documentary practice pervades Wajda's slice of Polish history, which takes the form of an inquiry conducted by a young, aggressive film-school graduate into the fate, after reward, repudiation and rehabilitation, of a '50s Stakhanovite shock-worker, a record-breaking bricklayer. Film-as-evidence (monochrome flashbacks represent propagandist archive footage) is stripped of its authority just as inexorably as the investigative process meets an impasse at the point where preconceptions and actuality intersect. Wajda builds his own 'detection' story with complete assurance, though it's often difficult to decide whether his visual style is a parody of TV's (an ageing cameraman bemoans the constant use of hand-held shots and the wide-angle lens) or an accommodation of it. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

Man of Iron BD - Andrzej Wajda was a key figure in the period, through his status as one of the most respected Polish filmmakers of the post-war era and as a prominent supporter of Solidarity. Man Of Iron, made while the movement was at its height (and featuring a cameo by its leader, Lech Walesa) vividly conveys the immediacy and the passion of those dramatic times. It won the Palme D’Or at Cannes in 1981 – but it caused Wajda to become persona non grata with the regime. His production company was forced out of business and martial law was introduced later that year to crack down on the protesters. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

Mirror (Tarkovsky) BD - Mirror (Russian title 'Zerkalo') from 1975, is Tarkovsky's fourth of seven feature films. It has relevancy being numerically "central" in his oeuvre also marking itself as, by the director's own account, 'My most openly autobiographical, daring, and self-revealing film'. Infused with dense, personal references from memory and an inaccessible use of time, space and performances, this is considered the director most artistically bold work being steeped in layered constructions. In examining his entire body of work this tends to be a catalyst of his vision of transcendency. Blu-ray Release Date: December 20th, 2013

The Man With the Golden Arm BD - For those more familiar with his performances in musicals, Sinatra’s transformation into Ol’ Yellow Eyes is little short of a revelation. As the ex-con and card-sharp Frankie Machine, struggling to stay clean and start again as a jazz drummer, Sinatra is wholly convincing, and never more so than during a particularly disturbing cold turkey sequence. His concerned mistress and resentful wife – played by a beautifully wooden Kim Novak and over-the-top Eleanor Parker – offer less, but strong support does come from Arnold Stang, who is excellent as Sparrow, Frankie’s slightly retarded friend. Based on a 1949 novel by Nelson Algren, the film occasionally looks dated, and director Otto Preminger’s slick style sometimes sits oddly with the gritty subject matter. But by breaking taboos, this was real shot in the arm stuff for Hollywood, breaking further ground with a (literally) unheard of jazz soundtrack. Still revered, Bernstein’s score pushes and prods at Frankie’s reluctance to do likewise, creating a tension which lingers long after the end. Brilliant, risk-taking cinema. Blu-ray Release Date: September 12th, 2013

Backlash BD - The breathtakingly beautiful Technicolor cinematography of Irving Glassberg is but one of the many small pleasures of the big-budget western Backlash. Set in post-Civil War Arizona, the film stars Richard Widmark as Jim Slater, who hopes to prove that his down-and-out father (John McIntire) was not involved in a gold robbery. To prove this, Slater has to find the money, which is also the goal of Karyl Orton (Donna Reed), the supposed widow of one of the thieves. Eventually, Slater discovers that his father is every bit as rotten as the law claims he is, though he can take some comfort in the fact that Karyl is now in love with him. As in his earlier Bad Day at Black Rock, Backlash director John Sturges is more concerned with building tension than with overt displays of wanton violence. Blu-ray Release date: March 7th, 2014

The Promised Land BD - Andrzej Wajda's interpretation of a classic 19th century epic depicts the sweeping change in values ushered in by the industrial revolution. Three friends hope to build a factory, but their plans are quickly jeopardized by local politics and one of the partner's dangerous love affair. Critically acclaimed for its masterful direction and fine acting, this ever-current film has a strong statement to make about modern times. With the master director's brand new re-edit made possible by Poland's liberation from Communism. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

Man Without a Star BD - A fine, edgy Western, handsomely shot by Russell Metty and beautifully paced by Vidor. A conventional range war plot is lent some of the sweaty unpredictability of Duel in the Sun by the love-hate relationship between Douglas, as the cowboy with a pathological hatred of barbed wire, and Crain as the cattle baroness whose cause he eventually abandons in defence of individual liberties. Fine performances, not least from Claire Trevor as the good-hearted saloon girl, and Boone as the villainous gunslinger. (From a novel by Dee Linford.) Blu-ray Release Date: March 7th, 2014

The Hourglass Sanatorium BD - A young man named Joseph (Jan Nowicki) visits a dilapidated Sanatorium to see his father Jakob (Tadeusz Konrad). On his arrival, a sinister doctor informs him that his father had stopped breathing but hasn't died yet, perhaps due to Joseph's arrival which may have halted time in the sanatorium. Joseph undertakes a strange journey through the many rooms of the sanatorium, each of which conjures worlds composed of his memories, dreams and nightmares. Adapted from a collection of short stories by Polish-Jewish writer Bruno Schulz, The Hourglass Sanatorium dispenses with traditional narrative, fashioning an audiovisual mosaic that blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Blu-ray Release date: February, 2014

Bang, Bang, You're Dead BD - Films like Bang, Bang, You're Dead helped kill the movie career of Tony Randall in the mid-1960s. Randall plays an innocent oil company representative who gets tied up with a gang of crooks in Morocco. The head criminals, played by Herbert Lom and Klaus Kinski, plunge Randall into the middle of a complex espionage scheme involving the Red Chinese. There is one good scene in a massage parlor, but otherwise the film isn't wacky enough to be funny or intriguing enough to be taken seriously. Blu-ray Release date: April 8th, 2014

Taking Off BD - Czech filmmaker Milos Forman's first American production stars Linnea Heacock as Jeannie Tyne, a runaway teenager. While she wanders aimlessly around New York, her suburban parents, Lynn (Lynn Carlin) and Larry (Buck Henry), desperately search for their "missing" daughter. Larry and his best friend, Tony (Tony Harvey), inaugurate a search, but their expedition is sidetracked by a drinking binge at a local bar. Meanwhile, Lynn and Tony's wife, Margot (Georgia Engel), begin discussing their sex lives. Blu-ray Release date: March 23rd, 2011

Boardwalk BD - David Rosen (Lee Strasberg) and his wife Becky (Ruth Gordon) have lived in the same Coney Island neighborhood for most of their married life. But the area is not what it used to be, and a gang leader named Strut has decided to make it his new turf. Strut begins shaking down the merchants, demanding payment for ""protection"" and using violence to deal with anyone who gets in his way. Blu-ray Release date: March 25th, 2014

Beck - Sea Change BD Audio - Beck was turning 30 when he found out his girlfriend of 9 years was cheating on him. The resulting melancholy, heartbreak and loneliness led to the mostly acoustic and partially orchestral based tracks on ‘Sea Change’. An intensely introspective work, it marked a departure from the electronic, retro and sample based styles which brought Beck Hansen to wider notice with albums like ‘Mellow Gold’. It was not a completely stylistic sea change (pun intended) as the previous work ‘Mutations’ also featured some of the same lush treatment. The album is frequently pulled out at audio shows and is a favourite with audiophiles. The recording is stellar and much of it was recorded in a live style with little overdubbing/additions later. Blu-ray Audio Release date: October 30th, 2013

La Piscine BD - This chilling portrait of male rivalry and jealousy reunites real-life lovers Alain Delon and Romy Schneider as a couple on vacation at a villa near St. Tropez. When her ex-love shows up unexpectedly with his beautiful teenage daughter (Jane Birkin), it creates a dangerous love triangle between the grown-ups that leads to deadly consequences. Blu-ray Release date: November 28th, 2011

He Walked By Night - The "He" of the title is Richard Basehart, a clever but psychopathic burglar (based on real-life criminal Erwin Walker) Basehart stays one step ahead of the law by listening in to the police band on his radio. To avoid detection, he changes his M.O. on each crime, making it seem that the string of burglaries is the work of several thieves. But Basehart trips himself up when he kills a cop. His own personal Waterloo occurs in the Los Angeles sewer system--a stylish predecessor to the similar (and more widely praised) climax in Sir Carol Reed's The Third Man. Though the direction is credited to Hollywood old-timer Alfred Werker, most of He Walked By Night is the handiwork of an uncredited Anthony Mann. Featured in the film's cast is Jack Webb in the small role of a police lab technician. Impressed by first-hand experience with police procedure and by the semi-documentary quality of He Walked By Night Webb expanded on these elements for his own radio and TV project, Dragnet. DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2013

Salamander - Brussels / Belgium. Sixty-six safes are robbed during a spectacular and bloody raid on the small but influential and extremely discreet private bank, Jonkhere, in Brussels. The owners of those safes form a select club of powerful people in Belgium. The bank s clients hold high-level positions in industry, finance, the military, the magistracy, politics, unions. Strangely enough, only the safes belonging to these powerful people were hit, and while the perpetrators took no money, they did take documents. Pandora s box has been opened! DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

March 31st, 2014


The Agony and the Ecstasy [Blu-ray] (Carol Reed, 1965) UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bag Man [Blu-ray] (David Grovic, 2014) Universal Studios

The Blind Woman's Curse [Blu-ray] (Teruo Ishii, 1970) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ealing Blu Ray Collection Volume 1 [Blu-ray] (Kind Hearts and Coronets, The Lavender Hill Mob and The Man in the White Suit) RB UK Studio Canal

Fargo [Blu-ray] Remastered Edition (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996) MGM

Gilda [Blu-ray] (Charles Vidor, 1946) RB DE Sony Pictures

Hands Over the City [Blu-ray] (Francesco Rosi, 1963) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Joe Kidd [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1972) Universal Studios

King Kong Escapes [Blu-ray] (Ishirô Honda, 1967) Universal Studios

L'immortelle [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1963) Redemption (BEAVER REVIEW)

Meet Him and Die [Blu-ray] (Franco Prosperi, 1976) Raro

Norma Rae [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1979) 20th Century Fox

Wake in Fright [Blu-ray] (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The War Wagon [Blu-ray] (Burt Kennedy, 1967) Universal Studios

White Dog [Blu-ray] (Samuel Fuller, 1982) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

White of the Eye [Blu-ray] (Donald Cammell, 1987) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

White of the Eye Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Donald Cammell, 1987) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)


April 7th, 2014


55 Days at Peking [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, Guy Green, 1963) RB UK Anchor Bay UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The 400 Blows [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1959) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Bamboo Saucer [Blu-ray] (Frank Telford, 1968) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bang Bang You're Dead [Blu-ray] (Don Sharp, 1966) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Black Jack [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 1979) Cohen Media

Circus World [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1964) RB UK Anchor Bay

Cry Danger [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1951) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Field in England [Blu-ray] (Ben Wheatley, 2013) New Video Group

Funny Face [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1957) Paramount

Grudge Match [Blu-ray] (Peter Segal, 2013) Warner

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2014) New Line Video

The Night of the Hunter [Blu-ray] (Charles Laughton, 1955) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Nurse 3D [Blu-ray] (Douglas Aarniokoski, 2013) Lions Gate

Pit Stop [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1969) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sabrina [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1954) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Svengali [Blu-ray] (John Hardwick, 2013) RB UK Universal Pictures

A Touch of Sin [Blu-ray] (Zhangke Jia, 2013) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

When a Stranger Calls [Blu-ray] (Fred Walton, 1979) RB DE Alive

Young at Heart [Blu-ray] (Gordon Douglas, 1954) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)


April 14th, 2014


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

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

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

The Atom Egoyan Collection (7 Disc Set) [Blu-ray] - Exotica, The Adjuster, Family Viewing, The Sweet Hereafter, Calendar, Next Of Kin and Speaking Parts - RB UK Artificial Eye

Bad Blonde (Reginald LeBorg, 1953) VCI

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

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

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

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

Double Indemnity - 70th Anniversary Limited Edition (Blu-ray + DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet) (Billy Wilder, 1944) Universal Studios

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

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

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

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

Man Bait (Terrence Fisher, 1952) VCI

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

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

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

One Touch of Venus (George Schaefer, 1955) VCI

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

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

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

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

Stolen Face (Terence Fisher, 1952) VCI

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

Terror Street (Montgomery Tully, 1953) VCI

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

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


April 21st, 2014


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gila! (Jim Wynorski, 2012) Polyscope Media Group

Hellgate (Charles Marquis Warren, 1952) VCI

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

If.... [Blu-ray] (Lindsay Anderson, 1968) RB UK Masters of Cinema

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

The King of Comedy [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1982) RB FR Carlotta Films

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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