Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF May 6th, 2013

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Shark [Blu-ray] (Samuel Fuller, 1969) Olive Films

Comment Ca Va [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1978) Olive Films

Keep Your Right Up [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1987) Olive Films

The Big Lebowski (Steelbook Blu-ray) (Joel Coen, 1998) Universal

The Brass Teapot [Blu-ray] (Ramaa Mosley, 2012) Magnolia

The Brood [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1979) RB UK Second Sight

Crashout [Blu-ray] (Lewis R. Foster, 1955) Olive Films

Upside Down [Blu-ray] (Juan Solanas, 2012) Millennium

The Adventures of Prince Achmed [Blu-ray] (Lotte Reiniger, 1926) RB UK BFI

Emil and the Detectives [Blu-ray] (Gerhard Lamprecht, 1931) RB UK BFI

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan [Blu-ray] (Hugh Hudson, 1984) Warner Bros

Kidnapped aka Rabid Dogs [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1974) Kino Lorber

Kiss of the Damned [Blu-ray] (Xan Cassavetes, 2012) Magnolia

Kiss of the Damned -alt cover [Blu-ray] (Xan Cassavetes, 2012) Magnolia

The Demented [Blu-ray] (Christopher Roosevelt, 2013) Anchor Bay/Starz

From Here to Eternity [Blu-ray] (Fred Zinnemann 1953) RB UK Sony

Foolish Wives [Blu-ray] (Eric Von Stroheim, 1922) Kino

Howl's Moving Castle [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Disney

My Neighbor Totoro [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Disney

Black Sabbath [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1963) Kino

Boy [Blu-ray] (Taika Waititi, 2010) Kino

The Silence [Blu-ray] (Baran bo Odar, 2010) Music Box Films

The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, 2010) Kino

Spring Breakers [Blu-ray] (Harmony Korine, 2013) Lionsgate

The Fall of the House of Usher [Blu-ray] SteelBook (Roger Corman, 1960) RB UK Arrow

Runaway Train [Blu-ray] (Andrey Konchalovskiy, 1985) RB UK Arrow

The Adjuster [Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 1991) RB UK Artificial Eye

Time Bandits [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1981) RB UK Arrow

Time Bandits Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1981) RB UK Arrow

Squirm [Blu-ray] (Jeff Lieberman, 1976) RB UK Arrow

Deranged [Blu-ray] (Jeff Gillen, 1974) RB UK Arrow

Perfect Friday (Peter Hall, 1970) R2 UK Network

Beware of Mr. Baker [Blu-ray] (Jay Bulger, 2012) RB UK Curzon

Post Tenebras Lux [Blu-ray] (Carlos Reygadas, 2012) RB UK Drakes Avenue

The Naked Island [Blu-ray] (Kaneto Shindô, 1960) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Kuroneko [Blu-ray] (Kaneto Shindô, 1968) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1931) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas (F.W. Murnau, 1931) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Le pont du Nord [Blu-ray] (Jacques Rivette, 1981) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Le pont du Nord (Jacques Rivette, 1981) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

The Birth of a Nation [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1915) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Birth of a Nation (D.W. Griffith, 1915) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Me and You [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

Flame of Barbary Coast [Blu-ray] (Joseph Kane, 1945) Olive Films

Speaking Parts [Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 1989) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Bronte Sisters [Blu-ray] (André Téchiné, 1979) Cohen Films

Showdown at Boot Hill [Blu-ray] (Gene Fowler Jr., 1958) Olive Films

Retreat, Hell! [Blu-ray] (Joseph H. Lewis, 1952) Olive Films

My Brothers [Blu-ray] (Paul Fraser, 2010) Olive Films

The Curtis Harrington Short Film Collection [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Flashdance [Blu-ray] (Adrian Lyne, 1983) Paramount

Hangar 18 [Blu-ray] (James L. Conway, 1980) Olive Films

One Touch of Venus [Blu-ray] (William A. Seiter, 1948) Olive Films

The Presidio [Blu-ray] (Peter Hyams, 1988) Paramount



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Three films stand out for me this week on Blu-ray. Sidney Lumet's The Verdict is both a fabulous film and looks exceptional on Blu-ray. Jim Sheridan's In the Name of the Father is likewise a great piece of cinema and I thoroughly enjoyed the 1080P presentation. Haskell Wexler's Medium Cool has been given the Criterion treatment in an important Blu-ray package. But there are many more. Cassavetes Opening Night looks tremendous on BFI Blu-ray. Mike Leigh's Life is Sweet is a wonderfully entertaining film and looks impressive on Criterion's Blu-ray transfer. I found Ulmer's Ruthless a surprisingly strong effort and worth a 'boo' or two on Blu-ray. Arrow in the UK continues to put together some stacked digital sets with some vintage Bava with Black Sabbath. Early Brando is featured in 2 intriguing films this week on Blu-ray - Viva Zapata! looks great in 1080P and Fred Zinnemann's The Men - where the actor's immense strength to overcome a modest script is readily apparent. I'll place Starlet in the jury's-still-out category - I saw value in the Indie effort via my initial viewing - let's see if it stays. Hoodlum Empire has the Noir appeal but not too much more beyond that. While I still love The Great Escape, the Blu-ray has that nagging teal issue but if you can get over that - it IS better than the previous DVDs. I was keen to see Henri-Georges Clouzot`s The Murderer Lives at Number 21 and enjoyed the film's charms however the MoC Blu-ray image troubles me. The Telephone Book is a trashy underground NY flic that looks pretty sweet in 1080P - to each his own. The best I can say about Night of the Scarecrow is that the filmmakers seem to have made the best of a bad lot. On DVD Gregory covers four Noir-leaning vintage films; Scene of the Crime has babes Gloria DeHaven and Arlene Dahl, Murder is My Beat is helmed by Ulmer and worth a spin, and Code Two is a 50`s crime-drama about crooked truckers. Eric covered 4 of his niche with titles like Bad Kids Go To Hell, along with K-11, the horror The Facility and Stripped. I forgot to mention my review of the DVD of Agatha Christie's Ten Little Indians circa 1965 - a good but not definitive film version of the classic story. Enjoy your week!


Black Sabbath BD - Vintage Bava in which Karloff introduces three adaptations from famous tales of the supernatural (and also stars in the last): The Drop of Water by Chekhov, The Telephone by Howard Snyder, and The Wurdalak by Tolstoy. Pictorially it's amazing, and even the script and dubbing are way above average. If only Amicus, who subsequently cornered the horror omnibus market, had taken heed they might have got some ideas as to what can be done with the format. Blu-ray Release Date: May 13th, 2013

Opening Night BD - Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life. Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes’ Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own. Blu-ray Release Date: May 27th, 2013

Viva Zapata! BD - The life and times of the legendary Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata are brought to the screen in Darryl F. Zanuck's powerful production of John Steinbeck's screenplay. Marlon Brando, fresh from his success in A Streetcar Named Desire, gives a stunning portrayal of the outlaw turned revolutionary leader. The film also boasts Anthony Quinn's 1952 Best Supporting Actor Oscar-Winning performance as Zapata's brother. Viva Zapata! is one of the classic political movies and another fine example of Brando's genius as a film actor. Blu-ray Release date: May 7th, 2013

The Great Escape BD - In 1943, the Germans opened Stalag Luft III, a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so, however, the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen, James Garner, Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time, The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven), screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar), and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story, The Great Escape is epic entertainment that 'captivates, thrills and stirs' (Variety). Blu-ray Release Date: May 7th, 2013

The Murderer Lives at Number 21 BD - One of the most revered names in world cinema, Henri-Georges Clouzot, made a remarkably self-assured debut in 1942 with the deliciously droll thriller The Murderer Lives at 21 [L’Assassin habite au 21]. A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from “Monsieur Durand” at the scene of each crime. But after a cache of these macabre identifications is discovered by a burglar in the boarding house at 21 avenue Junot, Inspector Wenceslas Vorobechik (Pierre Fresnay) takes lodging at the infamous address in an undercover bid to solve the crime, with help from his struggling-actress girlfriend Mila (Suzy Delair.) Blu-ray Release date: May 20th, 2013

Ruthless BD - Multi-millionaire Horace Woodruff Vendig (Zachary Scott) shows himself to the world as an ambitious philanthropist, but that's far from the case. Even as a young man he starts to exhibit an obsessive and selfish urge to make more and more money, loving and leaving women at will to further this end. Vendig steps on and rolls over anyone who stands in his way, including his lifelong friend Vic Lambdin (Louis Hayward), utilities executive Buck Mansfield (Sydney Greenstreet) and various women, among them his first and only love, Martha Burnside (Diana Lynn), socialite Susan Duane (Martha Vickers) and Buck's wife, Christa Mansfield (Lucille Bremer). It is a tribute to the acting skills of Scott that he makes his despicable character somehow likeable and sympathetic. The stellar cast includes Raymond Burr, Edith Barrett, Dennis Hoey and Joyce Arling. One of the few big-budgeted projects helmed by cult director Edgar G. Ulmer (Detour). Blu-ray Release date: March 26th, 2013

The Telephone Book BD - A major, though forgotten, work from New York's underground film scene of the late 60s and early 70s, Nelson Lyon's The Telephone Book tells the story of a sex-obsessed hippie who falls in love with the world's greatest obscene phone caller and embarks on a quest to find him. Her journey introduces to her to an avant-garde stag filmmaker, a manipulative psychiatrist, a bored lesbian housewife, and more. Photographed in high-contrast black-and-white, and punctuated with a remarkable, surreal animated sequence, The Telephone Book is one of the greatest cult films you've probably never heard of. Blu-ray Release date: May 7th, 2013

The Verdict BD - Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best director and Best Actor, The Verdict is 'stirring, entertaining cinema' (Us). This Blu-Ray release is packed with compelling special features including on-camera interviews with Oscarr winner Paul Newman and legendary director Sidney Lumet and is the perfect way to experience 'one of the finest courtroom movies ever made' (New York). Frank Galvin (Newman) is a boozy washed-up attorney with a losing streak a mile long. so when he's handed a lucrative out-of-court settlement, everyone expects him to take the money and run. But Frank is tired of running. In a desperate bid to reclaim his self-respect, he recklessly brings the case to court - only to discover that if finding the whole truth is a little like trial and error, then finding real justice is a lot like trial by fire. Blu-ray Release Date: May 7th, 2013

Night of the Scarecrow BD - An evil secret that a small town has hidden for generations has come back to haunt them. A monstrous demon has been set free - unspeakable, unstoppable, and hell-bent for revenge. Before the night is through the Scarecrow will sow the seeds of terror, then reap the grisly harvest in a bloodcurdling trail of death and decay that leads from the backwoods of horror to the bowels of hell. When the Scarecrow starts stalking, don't bother running. just pray that morning comes before the Scarecrow does. Stylishly directed by horror veteran, Jeff Burr (The Offspring, Stepfather II). The great cast of character actors includes Stephen Root (Office Space), Bruce Glover (Diamonds Are Forever), Gary Lockwood (2001: A Space Odyssey) and John Hawkes (Winter's Bone). Blu-ray Release date: April 30th, 2013

The Men BD - Marlon Brando set the mark for a brilliant career in Stanley Kramer's THE MEN, his motion picture debut. As a war veteran paralyzed in combat, he returns home to face the torturous ordeal of rehabilitation. The courage and strength of the soldier are betrayed by the fear and insecurity of the man when he learns he will never walk again. Embittered by his condition, he refuses to see his fiancée and sinks into a solitary world of hatred and hostility. Fighting the wishes of her parents, the coldness of a guilt-ridden society and her own self-doubts, it is she who must force him to confront the reality of his condition and break his physical and emotional confinement. When feeling starts to return to his legs, it could be his last hope...or his final downfall. Blu-ray Release Date: April 30th, 2013

Hoodlum Empire BD - WWII veteran and ex-gangster, Joe Gray (John Russell) is subpoenaed to testify against his uncle and current mob boss, Nick Mancini (Luther Adler). Nick must restrain Charley Pignatalli (Forrest Tucker), his violent second-in-command, from killing Joe before he his court appearance. Torn from the headlines and shot in a semi-documentary style, Hoodlum Empire was inspired by the Kefauver investigations of 1950 and 1951. This classic film noir was directed by Joseph Kane (King of the Pecos) and was beautifully shot by Reggie Lanning (Sands of Iwo Jima). The all-star cast includes Claire Trevor, Brian Donlevy, Vera Ralston and Gene Lockhart. Blu-ray Release date: April 30th, 2013

In the Name of the Father BD - The My Left Foot team of star Daniel Day-Lewis and director Jim Sheridan were reunited to make this political docudrama about Irish citizen Gerry Conlon (Day-Lewis), who was wrongly convicted of taking part in an IRA bombing that killed five in Guildford, England in 1974. After a brutal interrogation forces him to sign a false confession, Gerry is sentenced to prison, his family is raked over the coals, and later his father Giuseppe (Pete Postelthwaite) is charged with being an accomplice and is also sent to prison where he lives out the last days of his life. Day-Lewis gives an outstanding performance as a man tormented by the injustice served him. Watch for Emma Thompson as the persevering lawyer who works for years, gathering evidence to clear Gerry's name. Blu-ray Release date: May 7th, 2013

Medium Cool BD - It’s 1968, and the whole world is watching. With the U.S. in social upheaval, famed cinematographer Haskell Wexler decided to make a film about what the hell was going on. Medium Cool, his debut feature, plunges us into the moment. With its mix of fictional storytelling and documentary technique, this depiction of the working world and romantic life of a television cameraman (Robert Forster) is a visceral cinematic snapshot of the era, climaxing with an extended sequence shot right in the middle of the riots surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago. An inventive commentary on the pleasures and dangers of wielding a camera, Medium Cool is as prescient a political film as Hollywood has ever produced. Blu-ray Release date: May 21st, 2013

Starlet BD - STARLET explores the unlikely friendship between 21 year-old aspiring actress Jane (Dree Hemingway) and elderly widow Sadie after their worlds collide in California's San Fernando Valley. Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her hihuahua Starlet, while Sadie passes her days alone, tending to her garden. After a confrontation at a yard sale, Jane finds something unexpected in a relic from Sadie's past. Her curiosity piqued, she tries to befriend the caustic older woman. Secrets emerge as their relationship grows, revealing that nothing is ever as it seems. Blu-ray Release date: May 7th, 2013

Life is Sweet BD - This invigorating film from Mike Leigh was his first international sensation. Melancholy and funny by turns, it is an intimate portrait of a working-class family in a suburb just north of London—an irrepressible mum and dad (Alison Steadman and Jim Broadbent) and their night-and-day twins, a bookish good girl and a troubled, ill-tempered layabout (Claire Skinner and Jane Horrocks). Leigh and his typically brilliant cast create, with extraordinary sensitivity and craft, a vivid, lived-in story of ordinary existence, in which even modest dreams—such as the father’s desire to open a food truck—carry enormous weight. Blu-ray Release date: May 28th, 2013

The Facility - Horror in which a clinical trial at a remote facility goes terribly wrong. Among those who sign up to test ProSyntrex's latest drug Pro9 are Adam (Aneurin Barnard), Joni (Alex Reid), Carmen (Skye Lourie) and Jed (Oliver Coleman). The trial is highly secret, with no-one, including the staff who administer injections, aware of who is receiving the drug and who is in the placebo group. Shortly after the trial begins it becomes clear that something has gone wrong. There are unexplained disappearances, bizarre silhouettes and screaming from behind locked doors. Locked inside the facility, unaware of the true nature of events, the surviving patients and staff must band together to try and find a way out of the nightmare. DVD Release Date: May 6th, 2013

Stripped - Four friends head to Vegas for a 21st birthday in hopes of finding adventure, debauchery and memories that will last them a lifetime. Cameron, the scandalous one of the group decides to record the whole trip, determined to not forget the fiasco. A girlfriend of theirs begs for a ride, convincing them she will disappear as soon as they arrive. When they get to Vegas the guys devise an amazing plan for the night, but things take a turn for the worst when they call strippers that have them travel to a remote location. Little do they know, the strippers work for an organ trafficker. The guys fight for their lives, but eventually get Stripped. DVD Release Date: May 14th, 2013

Murder is My Beat - A man's body is found face down in a fireplace, face and fingerprints charred beyond identification. Clues lead to his mistress, bar singer Barbara Payton (alas, we get to hear nary a note). Homicide cop Ray Patrick tracks her to a mountain cabin, but a blizzard forces them to spend a (chaste) night together, and she starts to get under his skin. On the train back to Los Angeles, she spots the man who was presumed murdered standing on a platform; against his better judgement, Patrick joins her on the lam to uncover the truth -- a confusing pastiche involving her roommate, a double blackmail scheme, the wrong body and, somehow, ceramic figurines.... DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013

Scene of the Crime - Van Johnson cracks heads and cases in this hardboiled crime thriller costarring Gloria DeHaven and Arlene Dahl, directed by Roy Rowland (The Girl Hunters) and written by Oscar®-winner* Charles Schnee (They Live by Night). Assigned to investigate the murder of a plainclothes detective outside a bookie joint, homicide lieutenant Mike Conovan (Johnson) must also prove the cop was not on the take after $1,000 is found in his pocket. Following a slim set of clues, Conovan is beaten, shot and double-crossed as he sets out to catch a killer and clear the detective’s name. A departure from M-G-M’s usual glamor and glitz, Scene of the Crime was part of production head Dore Schary’s effort to provide post-war audiences with grittier, more realistic entertainment. The film succeeded on all counts, returning a handsome profit to the studio and earning an Edgar® nomination from the Mystery Writers of America for Best Motion Picture. DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013

Code Two - Accepted into the Los Angeles Police Academy, cadets Chuck O’Flair (Ralph Meeker, Kiss Me Deadly), Harry Whenlon (Jeff Richards, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers) and Russ Hardley (Robert Horton, Wagon Train) pass the rigorous training program, but are soon bored with their humdrum assignments. After a grueling series of tests, they’re transferred to the LAPD’s elite motorcycle squad and begin to patrol the city. So when a routine traffic stop ends in Whenlon’s murder, O’Flair and Hardley set out to track down the killers: two truckers involved in a hijacking ring. One of the last features shot in the semi-documentary style popularized by The Naked City and Dragnet, Code Two is a police procedural highly regarded by motorcycle enthusiasts due to its scenes of vintage Harley Davidsons being put through their paces on off-road trails, obstacle courses and the mean streets of early ‘50s L.A. DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2013

Bad Kids Go To Hell - Six prep school kids from Crestview Academy, home to the spoiled offspring of society's elite, find themselves stuck in detention on a frightfully dark and stormy Saturday afternoon. During their 8-hour incarceration, each of the six kids falls victim to a horrible 'accident' until only one of them remains. DVD Release Date: April 9th, 2013

K-11 - Record producer Raymond Saxx, Jr. (Goran Visnjic, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Red Widow, ER), has never seen anything like this before. After a weekend of binge drinking and drug use, he wakes in a jail cell completely oblivious of what happened and how he got there; Ray is abruptly hauled off into a completely new brand of Hell Los Angeles County s controversial K-11 unit. Like Alice in a brutally violent Wonderland, Ray must learn to navigate the politics of vicious transvestites and drug-addicted criminals if he wants to see his perfect life again. DVD Release Date: April 23rd, 2013

Ten Little Indians - The third of many film and TV adaptations of the popular Agatha Christie novel And Then There Were None (Ten Little Indians is the title of the American edition, the hit play, and most of the movies), this 1965 version moves the action from a remote island to an isolated ski resort and otherwise rearranges the plot. The basic premise, however, remains the same. Ten strangers, eight of them guests and two of them servants, are lured to a dinner party and then trapped there to be killed one at a time by an unseen host who wishes to punish them for their disparate perceived crimes. The old nursery rhyme provides both the framing device, and, in the source material, the method of execution for each victim. In this version, however, the revised murder scenes include a hapless servant (Marianne Hoppe) falling to her death from a booby-trapped ski lift. Ten Little Indians features a varied cast that ranges from future Bond girls Shirley Eaton and Daliah Lavi to former teen idol Fabian and former Wyatt Earp TV star Hugh O'Brian. It also reunites My Fair Lady co-stars Stanley Holloway and Wilfrid Hyde-White. The film was the final directorial effort of George Pollock, who had previously helmed several adaptations of Christie's popular Miss Marple mysteries, starting with 1962's Murder, She Said. Christopher Lee makes an uncredited appearance as the recorded voice of absentee host/villain Mr. Owen. Despite its mountain setting, the picture was filmed in Ireland. DVD Release Date: November 29th, 2012

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

May 6th, 2013


Band of Outsiders [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Barrymore [Blu-ray] (Erik Canuel, 2011) Image Entertainment

Billy Liar - 50th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1963) RB UK Studiocanal

Brubaker [Blu-ray] (Stuart Rosenberg, 1980) 20th Century Fox

The Departed [Blu-ray Steelbook] (Martin Scorsese, 2006) Warner Home Video

Full Frontal [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2002) Miramax

The Great Escape [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1963) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Grifters [Blu-ray] (Stephen Frears, 1990) MiraMax (BEAVER REVIEW)

Heaven [Blu-ray] (Tom Tykwer, 2002) MiraMax (BEAVER REVIEW)

In the Name of the Father [Blu-ray] (Jim Sheridan, 1993) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jack Reacher [Blu-ray] (Christopher McQuarrie, 2012) Paramount

Jesus Christ Superstar [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1973) Universal Studios

The Nameless [Blu-ray] (Jaume Balagueró, 1999) Miramax (BEAVER REVIEW)

Officer and a Gentleman [Blu-ray] (Taylor Hackford, 1982) Paramount

Saboteur [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1942) Universal

Shadow of a Doubt [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1943) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Starlet [Blu-ray] (Sean Baker, 2012) Music Box Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Telephone Book [Blu-ray] (Nelson Lyon, 1971) Vinegar Syndrome (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Verdict [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1982) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Viva Zapata! [Blu-ray] (Elia Kazan, 1952) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)



May 13th, 2013


3:10 to Yuma [Blu-ray] (Delmer Daves, 1957) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

3:10 to Yuma (Delmer Daves, 1957) Criterion Collection

Amateur [Blu-ray] (Hal Hartley, 1994) RB UK Artificial Eye

Black Sabbath [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1963) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Chronicle of a Summer [Blu-ray] (Edgar Morin, Jean Rouch, 1961) RB UK BFI

Cloud Atlas [Blu-ray] (Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, 2012) Warner

Crimewave [Blu-ray] (Sam Raimi, 1985) Shout! Factory

Dexter: The Seventh Season [Blu-ray] - HBO

French Masterworks: Russian Emigres in Paris 1923-1929 - 5 Iconic Films Albatros Productions - Flicker Alley

Hors Satan (Bruno Dumont, 2011) R2 UK New Wave Films

Jubal [Blu-ray] (Delmer Daves, 1956) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jubal (Delmer Daves, 1956) Criterion Collection

The Miracle of the Bells [Blu-ray] (Irving Pichel, 1948) Olive Films

Motel Hell [Blu-ray] (Kevin Connor, 1980) RB UK Arrow Video

Opening Night [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1977) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Theorem [Blu-ray] (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1968) RB UK BFI

Three Faces West [Blu-ray] (Bernard Vorhaus, 1940) Olive Films

The Unbelievable Truth [Blu-ray] (Hal Hartley, 1989) Olive Films



May 20th, 2013


All Ladies Do It [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 1992) RB UK Arrow Video

Beautiful Creatures [Blu-ray] (Richard Lagravenese, 2013) Warner

The Burning [Blu-ray] (Tony Maylam, 1981) Shout! Factory

The Complete (EXISTING) Films of SADAO YAMANAKA - R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Captain America [Blu-ray] (Albert Pyun, 1990) Shout! Factory

Howl's Moving Castle [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) Disney

Jesus Christ Superstar [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1973) UK Universal

The Key [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 1983) RB UK Arrow Video

The Last Stand [Blu-ray] (Jee-woon Kim, 2013) Lions Gate

Little Caesar [Blu-ray] (Mervyn LeRoy, 1931) Warner

Medium Cool [Blu-ray] (Haskell Wexler, 1969) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Medium Cool (Haskell Wexler, 1969) Criterion Collection

The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1942) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

The Murderer Lives at Number 21 [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1942) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Neighbor Totoro [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) Disney

The Petrified Forest [Blu-ray] (Archie Mayo, 1936) Warner

The Public Enemy [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1931) Warner

Sommersby [Blu-ray] (Jon Amiel, 1993) Warner Home Video

Stand Up Guys [Blu-ray] (Fisher Stevens, 2012) Lions Gate

The Town That Dreaded Sundown [Blu-ray] (Charles B. Pierce, 1976) Shout! Factory

Ultimate Gangsters Collection: Classics [Blu-ray] (Little Caesar / The Public Enemy / The Petrified Forest / White Heat - Warner

Ultimate Gangsters Collection [Blu-ray] (Goodfellas, Departed, The Town, Heat, Untouchables) - Warner

White Heat [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1949) Warner


May 27th, 2013


Au hasard Balthazar [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1966) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Blow Out [Blu-ray] Steelbook (Brian De Palma, 1981) RB UK Arrow Video

Blowing Wild [Blu-ray] (Hugo Fregonese, 1953) Olive Films

Cria Cuervos [Blu-ray] (Carlos Saura, 1976) RB UK BFI

Dark Command [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1940) Olive Films

Father Goose [Blu-ray] (Ralph Nelson, 1964) Olive Films

The File on Thelma Jordon [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1950) Olive Films

First Position (Bess Kargman, 2011) R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Girl Who Knew Too Much [Blu-ray] (Francis D. Lyon , 1969) Olive Films

The Grass Is Greener [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1960) Olive Films

Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

I Wish [Blu-ray] (Hirokazu Koreeda, 2011) RB UK Arrow

In Old California [Blu-ray] (William C. McGann, 1942) Olive Films

Kiki's Delivery Service [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) RB UK Studio Canal

Lady from Louisiana [Blu-ray] (Bernard Vorhaus, 1941) Olive Films

Life Is Sweet [Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1990) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Life Is Sweet (Mike Leigh, 1990) Criterion Collection

Lore [Blu-ray] (Cate Shortland, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Magic Christian [Blu-ray] (Joseph McGrath, 1969) Olive Films

The Man Who Haunted Himself [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1970) RB UK Network

Mouchette [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1967) RB UK Artificial Eye

My Brothers [Blu-ray] (Paul Fraser, 2010) Olive Films

My Left Foot [Blu-ray] (Jim Sheridan, 1989) RB UK ITV Studios

Reuben, Reuben [Blu-ray] (Robert Ellis Miller, 1983) Olive Films

Rolling Thunder [Blu-ray] (John Flynn, 1977) Shout! Factory

Shanks [Blu-ray] (William Castle, 1974) Olive Films

The Unbelievable Truth [Blu-ray] (Hal Hartley, 1989) RB UK Artificial Eye

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