Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF May 16th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Isänme! A satisfying week with Blu-ray reviews of films directed by Buster Keaton, Delmer Daves, Michael Cacoyannis, Albert Lewin, Pete Walker, Nico Mastorakis, José Ramón Larraz. Our Calendar has new listings including films by John Ford, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Fritz Lang, Joseph Losey, Kinji Fukasaku, Duccio Tessari, The Quay Brothers, Aldo Lado, Ridley Scott, William Cameron Menzies, Curtis Harrington and more. Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for MAY. We have a CONTEST posted with a Brand New Criterion Blu-ray prize! Peace!

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The Early Works - Love Is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, shorts [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969)  RB UK Arrow

Hangmen Also Die! [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1943)  RB UK Arrow

Battles Without Honor and Humanity [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Final Episode [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Final Episode [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hiroshima Death Match [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hiroshima Death Match [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Police Tactics [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Police Tactics [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Proxy War [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray] (Wayne Berwick, 1983) Arrow US

Microwave Massacre [Blu-ray] (Wayne Berwick, 1983) RB UK Arrow

The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1971) Arrow US

The Bloodstained Butterfly [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1971) RB UK Arrow

Aenigma [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1987) RB UK 88 Films

The Quay Brothers Collection [Blu-ray] RB UK BFI
Short Night of Glass Dolls [
Blu-ray] (Aldo Lado, 1971) RB UK 88 Films

The Daughter of Dawn [Blu-ray] (Norbert A. Myles, 1920) Milestone Video

Friday Foster [Blu-ray] (Arthur Marks, 1975)  RB UK 88 Films

River of Death [Blu-ray] (Steve Carver, 1989)  RB UK 88 Films

The Perfume of the Lady in Black [Blu-ray] (Francesco Barilli, 1974)  RB UK 88 Films

Five Element Ninjas [Blu-ray] (Cheh Chang, 1982) RB UK 88 Films

Criminal Law [Blu-ray] (Martin Campbell, 1988)  RB UK 88 Films

The Martian - Extended Edition [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2015) 20th Century Fox

The Warren Case (Walter Summers, 1934) R2 UK Network

Modesty Blaise [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1966) Kino Lorber

Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen [Blu-ray] (Clive Donner, 1981) Scorpion Releasing / Kino

Chandu the Magician [Blu-ray] (William Cameron Menzies, Marcel Varnel, 1932) Kino Lorber
Eleni [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1985) Kino Lorber
Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? [Blu-ray] (Curtis Harrington, 1971) Kino Lorber
3 Bad Men [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1926) Kino Lorber
American Dreamer [Blu-ray] (Rick Rosenthal, 1984) Kino Lorber
City on Fire
[Blu-ray] (Alvin Rakoff, 1979) Scorpion Releasing / Kino
Barbarosa [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 1982) Scorpion Releasing / Kino
Gunsmoke: One Man's Justice (Jerry Jameson, 1994) Kino Lorber

This Island Earth [Blu-ray] (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) RB FR Elephant Films

Horse Money [Blu-ray] (Pedro Costa, 2014) Cinema Guild

Invasion of the Body Snatchers [Blu-ray] (Philip Kaufman, 1978) Shout! Factory

Mustang [Blu-ray] (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) RB Curzon Artificial Eye

Fantomas [Blu-ray] (André Hunebelle, 1964) RB FR Gaumont

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension [Blu-ray] (W.D. Richter, 1984) Shout! Factory

Elvis [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1979) Shout! Factory

Body Puzzle [Blu-ray] (Lamberto Bava, 1992) RB UK 88 Films

Blue Jean Cop (aka Shakedown) [Blu-ray] (James Glickenhaus, 1988) RB FR Carlotta
Boy & the World [
Blu-ray] (Alê Abreu, 2013) Universal

It Came from Outer Space [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1953) RB FR Elephant Films

11.22.63 - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (2016) Warner
Baskin [
Blu-ray] (Can Evrenol, 2015) Shout! Factory
Beyond the Darkness [
Blu-ray] (Joe D'Amato, 1979) RB UK 88 Films

Hex [Blu-ray] (Chih-Hung Kuei, 1980) RB UK 88 Films

The Best Intentions [Blu-ray] (Bille August, 1992) Film Movement

Gang Related [Blu-ray] (Jim Kouf, 1997) Olive Films

'Neath the Arizona Skies [Blu-ray] (Harry L. Fraser, 1934) Olive Films
The Outsider [
Blu-ray] (Tony Luraschi, 1979) Olive Films
Play On! Shakespeare In Silent Film [
Blu-ray] (26 films including King John (1899), Romeo (1922), The Tempest (1908), The Merchant of Venice (1916), Julius Caesar (1909), Macbeth (1909), Richard III (1911), etc ) RB UK BFI
The Ratings Game [
Blu-ray] (Danny DeVito, 1984) Olive Films
Gun the Man Down [
Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1956) Olive Films

The Glass Shield [Blu-ray] (Charles Burnett, 1994) RB UK BFI

Midnight Run [Blu-ray] (Martin Brest, 1988) Shout! Factory
Psycho IV: The Beginning [
Blu-ray] (Mick Garris, 1990) Shout! Factory

Green Room [Blu-ray] (Jeremy Saulnier, 2015) Lionsgate

Invasion U.S.A. [Blu-ray] (Joseph Zito, 1985) RB UK 88 Films

Just Desserts: The Making of “Creepshow” [Blu-ray] (Michael Felsher, 2007) Synapse

Scarecrows [Blu-ray] (William Wesley, 1988) RB UK 88 Films

Hoodlum [Blu-ray] (Bill Duke, 1997) Olive Films

Messenger of Death [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1988) RB UK 88 Films

Session 9 [Blu-ray] (Brad Anderson, 2001) Shout! Factory

Lady in White [Blu-ray] (Frank LaLoggia, 1988) Shout! Factory

Anesthesia [Blu-ray] (Tim Blake Nelson, 2015) MPI

Conan: The Complete Quest (Conan the Barbarian / Conan the Destroyer) [Blu-ray] - Universal

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Director's Cut] [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Meyer, 1982) Paramount

The Brothers Grimsby [Blu-ray] (Louis Leterrier, 2016) Sony Pictures

London Has Fallen [Blu-ray] (Babak Najafi, 2016) Universal



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): It's hard to deny top spot to the Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917-1923 5 Blu-ray set from Kino Lorber. Such a wonderful, oft-re-watchable gems of the silent era. Now, Dark Passage, may be considered lesser Bogie-Bacall but I consider it premium Noir and am so happy to have this essential of the cycle on Blu-ray. Mondo Macabro gives us 1080P access to José Ramón Larraz's Symptoms with the same restoration as the BFI Blu-ray. We have two highly valuable films from Olive on Blu-ray this week; Albert Lewin's excellent The Private Affairs of Bel Ami with George Sanders and Angela Lansbury). Michael Cacoyannis' Iphigenia is masterfully realized world cinema. Of this 'Time Forgot' mini-genre, The People That Time Forgot is one of the more polished efforts and available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. Arrow give us another totally stacked Blu-ray package with Nico Mastorakis' exploitation actioner Hired to Kill and Kino offer some Brit slap-and-tickle with For Men Only / School For Sex. On DVD Gregory bring us another desirable Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 9 collection as well as bona-fide Noir's Joseph H. Lewis' Cry of the Hunted and the dark Shadow on the Wall with Ann Sothern as an evil femme murderer. Eric covered Peter Greenaway's Eisenstein in Guanajuato, the British TV mini-series Charters and Caldicott, the BC drama Nature Boy and the comedy-romance Sex, Love and Therapy.

Film Noir Quote for the week. I watched the amusing Really Weird Tales with members of Second City.

"I just wanna be somebody.” Richard Widmark in Night and the City (1950)

My very best to you this, always, important week - Gary


The Private Affairs of Bel Ami BD - Georges (George Sanders) is a womanizer out to increase his social status. He attends a party with his friend Charles (John Carradine) and Charles' wife, Madeleine (Ann Dvorak). There, he meets Madeleine's friend Clotilde de Marelle (Angela Lansbury). Clotilde and Georges fall in love, but when Charles dies Georges marries Madeleine for her money. He then frames Madeleine for adultery, and marries Suzanne Walter (Susan Douglas), but his social climbing catches up with him after they divorce. Blu-ray Release date: May 24th, 2016

Iphigenia BD - Cacoyannis establishes in just a few minutes of film exposition the restlessness of the Greek armies waiting on the Aulis shore. The men of the armies feel as though the lack of wind were the fault of Agamemnon. The men are tired and hungry, and aching to go into battle. To feed the men, Agamemnon directs soldiers to kill the sheep kept by the holy men who attend the temple of Diana, but the sacred hart is accidentally slain. An oracle is delivered to Agamemnon soon after by Calchas the priest of the temple of Diana. For the wind to blow, Agamemnon must offer up a sacrifice. The armies are jubilant, but what they do not know, and what Agamemnon, Menaleus, Odysseus and Calchas know a few moments after the announcement to the men is that Agamemnon must sacrifice the first-born daughter, Iphigenia. Blu-ray Release Date: May 24th, 2016

The People That Time Forgot BD - They've found the missing link... to mayhem! This surefire box-office smash delivers a daring, diabolical, dinosaur-laden fantasy adventure that's packed with hair-raising beasties and erupting fire every second. When an expedition in search of a lost colleague traces his last steps in the frozen Arctic, the team discovers a hidden tropical oasis in the middle of the ice! As things quickly thaw out, clothes come off and long forgotten cavemen - and dinosaurs - come a-hunting for fresh meat. Soon, prehistoric hysteria sets in and it's every man - and scantily clad woman - for himself. Blu-ray Release date: May 24th, 2016

Symptoms BD - A dark and haunting study in psychological horror, Symptoms takes us deep into the twisted mind of a damaged girl. Helen, who lives alone, invites her new friend Anne to stay with her in a lonely house, lost in the English countryside. The house, the woods that surround it and the figures fleetingly glimpsed through its windows, all seem imbued with a deep sense of mystery. Helen appears to be hiding a secret and the more Anne tries to uncover it, the deeper she is pulled into its dark heart. Mondo Macabro Blu-ray Release date: May 17th, 2016

Hired to Kill BD - Brian Thompson, the bad guy from tons of movies, is Frank Ryan – the hero! He’s a mercenary, and the best there is. One day a shady government guy, Thomas (George Kennedy) contacts him with a new mission: to free (or kill) an imprisoned rebel leader, just to create a revolution in the little republic of Cypra. The president of this banana republic is Michael Bartos (the one and only Oliver Reed), a guy with a big moustache and an even bigger appétit for women! Which fits great into the plan, because Frank Ryan is going under-cover as a gay fashion designer and his team is five female mercenaries – ready to kill… and look sexy in that disgusting early nineties way! Blu-ray Release date: May 16th-17th, 2016

Dark Passage BD - Bogey's on the lam and Bacall's at his side in Dark Passage, Delmer Daves' stylish film-noir thriller that's the third of four films Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall made together. Bogart is Vincent Parry, a prison escapee framed for murder who emerges from plastic surgery with a new face. Bacall is Irene Jansen, Vincent's lone ally. In a supporting role, Agnes Moorehead portrays Madge, a venomous harpy who finds pleasure in the unhappiness of others. The chemistry of the leads is undeniable, and they augment it here with exceptional tenderness. Exceptional, too, are the atmospheric San Francisco locations and the imaginative camera work that shows Vincent's point of view - but not his face - until the bandages are removed. Lest Irene get ideas, the post-surgery Vincent tells her: "Don't change yours. I like it just as it is." So do we. Blu-ray Release Date: May 17th, 2016

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917-1923 BD - As new generations of viewers discover the magic of silent cinema, Buster Keaton has emerged as one of the era's most admired and respected artists. Behind the deadpan expression and trademark porkpie hat was a filmmaking genius who conceived and engineered some of the most breathtaking stunts and feats of visual trickery, while never losing sight of slapstick cinema s primary objective: laughter. Produced by Lobster Films, BUSTER KEATON: THE SHORTS COLLECTION includes all 32 of Keaton's extant silent shorts (thirteen of which were produced in collaborations with comedians Roscoe Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John). These 2K restorations were performed utilizing archival film elements from around the world, and promises to be the definitive representation of Keaton's early career. Blu-ray Release Date: May 24th, 2016

For Men Only / School For Sex BD - Before becoming the director of some of British cinema's most gruesome horror films (such as Frightmare, House of Mortal Sin, and The Flesh and Blood Show), Pete Walker was a pioneer of the distinctively British sexploitation genre known as slap and tickle. As the codes of censorship began to relax in the mid-1960s, Walker was among the few enterprising filmmakers brazen enough to cater to the public's appetite for sexploitation, first as a burlesque club comedian, then as the producer of 8mm stag films for the collector's market (visually stark and gritty, but relatively tame by today's standards). Eventually, Walker made the transition to theatrical films, and his long and tumultuous career as a director was set in motion. An extended short, FOR MEN ONLY explores the naughty goings-on behind the scenes at the Puritan Magazine Group, a family-friendly publishing company that hides a tantalizing secret. In SCHOOL FOR SEX a smash hit when it appeared on the screens in London's West End a wealthy playboy (Derek Aylward) opens a finishing school for devious young women. This edition presents the standard UK cut, as well as more explicit nude scenes intended for release in more sexually liberated markets. Blu-ray Release date: May 17th, 2016

Really Weird Tales - Top comedic talent hits new heights of zaniness in this three-episode parody of classic Sci-Fi shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits. Joe Flaherty (SCTV, Used Cars) hosts this wonderfully clever, bizarre and delightfully funny Really Weird Tales. (All's Well That Ends Strange) A third-rate lounge performer (Martin Short, ¡Three Amigos!) thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher, but soon he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles - Directed by Paul Lynch (Prom Night). (Cursed With Charisma) In the failing town of Fitchville, a mysterious stranger (John Candy, Delirious) stirs things up with a no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place - Directed by Don McBrearty (Murdoch Mysteries). In (I'll Die Loving), Catherine O'Hara (Home Alone) portrays a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she loves explodes. Will she find a cure, or will all her romances literally go up in smoke? - Directed by John Blanchard (SCTV, The Kids in the Hall). DVD Release Date: June 28th, 2016

Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 9 - Return with us now to those naughty days of yesteryear in this ninth volume of Forbidden Hollywood, containing a quartet of pre-Code wonders plus a special post-Code bonus film! Joan Blondell stars as a free-wheeling chorus girl who hooks up with the ultimate hick (Eric Linden) in Mervyn LeRoy's Big City Blues (with a young Humphrey Bogart!). Richard Dix stars as one cool convict working the road crew for a corrupt warden in Rowland Brown's Hell's Highway. Bette Davis utters the immortal "I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair" to Richard Barthelmess in Michael Curtiz's The Cabin in the Cotton. Myrna Loy stars as a writer with extramarital designs in Harry Beaumont's When Ladies Meet. Finally, pre-Code favorites Pat O'Brien and Ann Dvorak spice up the proceedings in the tale of a Second Avenue auctioneer (O'Brien) who gets played by a society grifter (Claire Dodd) in Robert Florey's I Sell Anything. DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2015

Cry of the Hunted - On the whole, the MGM B product of the 1950s contained some of the studio's best-ever "small" pictures. Filmed on location in the Louisana swamplands, Cry of the Hunted boils down to an extended chase, with escaped convict Vittorio Gassman as the fox and sheriff Barry Sullivan as the hound. Sullivan's deputy William Conrad secretly hopes that Gassman will get away, so that he, Conrad, can step into his boss' job. Polly Bergen is the requisite love interest, effectively deglamourized to fit in with her soggy surroundings. Cry of the Hunted is directed with flair by Joseph H. Lewis, who always managed to rise above the slimmest of budgets and the barest of production values. DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2015

Shadow on the Wall - A murder is witnessed by the victim's little daughter (Gigi Perreau), who immediately goes into a state of shock. All the girl has seen is the shadow of her mother's killer, but the audience knows that the murderer is Ann Sothern. At first Sothern is secure that the girl will never be able to identify her, but as the child shows signs of recovering, Sothern panics. Though the murder was unintentional and the killer is quite fond of the little girl, she nonetheless begins scheming to put the potential witness out of the way. Quite tense at times, especially in the last scene, Shadow on the Wall represents one of the few unsympathetic performances by the otherwise likable Ann Sothern. DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2015

Eisenstein in Guanajuato - In 1931, at the height of his artistic powers, Soviet filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein travels to Mexico to shoot a new film to be titled Que Viva Mexico. Freshly rejected by Hollywood and under increasing pressure to return to Stalinist Russia, Eisenstein arrives at the city of Guanajuato. Chaperoned by his guide Palomino Cañedo, he vulnerably experiences the ties between Eros and Thanatos, sex and death, happy to create their effects in cinema, troubled to suffer them in life. Peter Greenaway's film explores the mind of a creative genius facing the desires and fears of love, sex and death through ten passionate days that helped shape the rest of the career of one of the greatest masters of cinema. DVD Release Date: May 10th, 2016

Charters and Caldicott - The story shows the pair in their retirement. Caldicott lives in the splendid Viceroy Court in Marylebone, whilst Charters is a widower living in a country cottage near Reigate, travelling up to his Pall Mall club on a Green Line bus (hailing it on the street as if it were a taxi). When a young girl is found murdered in Caldicott's flat, Charters and Caldicott forsake their regular Friday lunch and cinema visit to involve themselves in solving the crime. DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2016

Nature Boy - Lee Ingleby gives a performance of thoughtful intensity as David, the titular Nature Boy in this BBC drama which combines a personal quest for an absent father with contemporary environmental themes. The first episode finds 17-year-old David in care, illustrating his love of animals and the peace he finds at a nearby wildlife reserve. Following shocking violence, and haunted by visions (recalling the strongly environmental Edge of Darkness) of his father (Paul McGann), David goes on a modern-day odyssey throughout which, like Tom Jones before him, women find his naïve innocent charm irresistible. David though, falls for environmental activist Jenny (Joanne Froggatt) and becomes involved with industrial pollution and the battle to save an ancient woodland. After the excellence of the first three episodes, the finale moves into not entirely convincing science fiction territory, and offers a resolution which raises as many questions as it answers. Nevertheless Nature Boy is an atmospheric, moving rite of passage, with something of the feel of Kes to it, which avoids simple-minded polemics, and packs a raw edge (and language) that some will find shocking. DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2016

Sex, Love and Therapy - Fired from her sales job in Japan for sleeping with her most lucrative clients ("This is not a geisha house"), sex mad Judith (Sophie Marceau) returns to Paris and considers a change of vocations. Late for an interview as a dental assistant, Judith runs into Lambert (singer Patrick Bruel) who just happens to need a student trainee replacement for his tandem couples therapy practice. A former pilot who lost his job due to his sex addition, Lambert has been attending an abstinence support group and finds himself severely tempted by Judith's outgoing manner (and her green shoes). As therapists, the two manage to balance each other out with her reducing every issue to sex and him so eager to look past physical needs for the emotional; but as potential romantic partners, they are a disaster. DVD Release Date: May 24th, 2016

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

May 16th, 2016


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

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

For Men Only/School for Sex [Blu-ray] - Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

James A. Fitzpatrick Traveltalks Shorts: Volume 1 (60 shorts on 3 discs) Warner Archive

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

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

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

Symptoms [Blu-ray] (José Ramón Larraz, 1974) Mondo Macabro (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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


May 23rd, 2016


The Assassin [Blu-ray]  (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 2015) RB UK StudioCanal

Bad Influence [Blu-ray]  (Curtis Hanson, 1990) Shout! Factory

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection 1917-1923 (5 Discs) [Blu-ray] Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Carefree [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1938) Region FREE JP IVC

The Chase  [Blu-ray] (Arthur Ripley, 1946) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

China Sky (Ray Enright, 1945) Warner Archive

The Damned: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead [Blu-ray] (Wes Orshoski, 2015) RB UK Platform

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC (Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set) RB UK BFI

Film Noir: The Dark Side of Cinema [Blu-ray] (Big House, U.S.A., A Bullet For Joey, He Ran All the Way, Storm Fear, Witness to Murder) (5 Discs)  - Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Finest Hours [Blu-ray] (Craig Gillespie, 2016) Walt Disney Studios

The Firm [Blu-ray] (Alan Clarke, 1989) RB UK BFI

Follow the Fleet [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1936) Region FREE JP IVC

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Blu-ray BOX [Blu-ray] (The Gay Divorcee, Top Hat, Follow the Fleet, Swing Time, Shall We Dance, Carefree, The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle) Region FREE JP IVC

The Gay Divorcee [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1934) Region FREE JP IVC

Great Expectations [Blu-ray] (Joseph Hardy, 1974) Shout! Factory

The Hound of the Baskervilles [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lanfield, 1939) RB UK Studiocanal

I Am Belfast [Blu-ray] (Mark Cousins, 2015) RB UK BFI

Iphigenia [Blu-ray] (Mihalis Kakogiannis, 1977) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ivan's Childhood [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye

Journey to the Shore [Blu-ray] (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2015) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia [Blu-ray] (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) RB UK Arrow

Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia [Blu-ray] (The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, The Red Queen Kills Seven Times) Arrow US

The King and Four Queens [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1956) Olive Films

Legend of the Lost (Henry Hathaway, 1957) Olive Films

Manhunter [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1986) Shout! Factory

Marine Raiders (Harold D. Schuster, 1944) Warner Archive

A Married Woman [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) Cohen Media

The Navy Comes Through (A. Edward Sutherland, 1942) Warner Archive

Penda's Fen [Blu-ray] (Alan Clarke, 1974) RB UK BFI

The People That Time Forgot [Blu-ray] (Kevin Connor, 1977) - Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Player [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1992) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Private Affairs of Bel Ami [Blu-ray] (Albert Lewin, 1947) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Private Lessons [Blu-ray] (Alan Myerson, 1981) Cinema Epoch

Richard III [Blu-ray] (Richard Loncraine, 1995) RB UK BFI

Seven Miles From Alcatraz (Edward Dmytryk, 1942) Warner Archive

Sewage Baby (aka The Suckling) [Blu-ray] (Francis Teri, 1990) RB UK 88 Films

Shall We Dance [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1937) Region FREE JP IVC

Solaris [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1972) RB UK Curzons / Artificial Eye

The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle [Blu-ray] (H.C. Potter, 1939) Region FREE JP IVC

The Sum of Us [Blu-ray] (Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling, 1994) Olive Films

Swing Time [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1936) Region FREE JP IVC
Top Hat [
Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1935) Region FREE JP IVC

Victoria [Blu-ray] (Sebastian Schipper, 2015) RB UK Artificial Eye


May 30th, 2016


Atlantic City [Blu-ray] (Louis Malle, 1980) RB FR Gaumont

L'Avventura [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

La belle équipe (aka They Were Five) [Blu-ray] (Julien Duvivier, 1936) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

The Big Short [Blu-ray] (Adam McKay, 2015) Region FREE UK Universal Pictures UK

Blood Bath [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, Stephanie Rothman, 1966) Arrow US

Blood Bath [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, Stephanie Rothman, 1966) RB UK Arrow

Christina [Blu-ray] (Francisco Lara Polop, 1985) Intervision Picture Corp.

City of Women [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1980) Cohen Media

The Club [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2015) RB UK Network

La fin du jour (aka The End of the Day) [Blu-ray] (Julien Duvivier, 1939) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

Gods of Egypt [Blu-ray] (Alex Proyas, 2016) Lionsgate

Horse Money [Blu-ray] (Pedro Costa, 2014) Cinema Guild

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

It! The Terror from Beyond Space [Blu-ray] (Edward L. Cahn, 1958) RB UK 101 Films

Justin de Marseille [Blu-ray] (Maurice Tourneur, 1935) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

The Last Panthers [Blu-ray] (Jack Thorne, 2015) Acorn Media

Minions [Blu-ray] (Kyle Balda, Pierre Coffin, 2015) Universal

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies [Blu-ray] (Burr Steers, 2016) Sony

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

Race [Blu-ray] (Stephen Hopkins, 2016) Universal

Stuff and Dough (Cristi Puiu, 2001) R0 UK Second Run

Tartarin de Tarascon [Blu-ray] (Raymond Bernard, 1934) - RB Fr Pathé (with English subtitles)

Triple 9 [Blu-ray] (John Hillcoat, 2016) Universal

The Uninvited [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1944) - RB FR Wild Side Video

Venom [Blu-ray] (Piers Haggard, 1981) Blue Underground

The Warren Case (Walter Summers, 1934) R2 UK Network

Wim Wenders: The Road Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Alice in the Cities - 1974, Wrong Move - 1975, Kings of the Road - 1976) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Youth [Blu-ray] (Paolo Sorrentino, 2015) RB UK StudioCanal


June 6th, 2016


The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T [Blu-ray] (Roy Rowland, 1953) Mill Creek Entertainment

45 Years [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, 2015) Paramount
99 Homes [
Blu-ray] (Ramin Bahrani, 2014) Broadgreen

The Abandoned [Blu-ray] (Eytan Rockaway, 2015) Shout! Factory

Le amiche [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) Criterion

Anomalisa [Blu-ray] (Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, 2015) Paramount

Apocalypse Now - Triple Feature [Blu-ray] (ReduX and Hearts of Darkness Included) Lionsgate

The Best Intentions [Blu-ray] (Bille August, 1992) Film Movement

The Best Intentions (Bille August, 1992) Film Movement

Blow Out [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1981) RB DE Koch Media

Chisum [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1970) Warner

Cohen Media Group: Love Stories Bundle - Delicacy (2011), Chinese Puzzle (2013), Perfect Understanding (1933) - The Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection with Dark Journey (1937), Fire Over England (1937), Storm In a Tea Cup (1937) and Sidewalks of London aka St. Martins Lane (1938) Cohen Media

Concussion [Blu-ray] (Peter Landesman, 2015) RB UK Sony Pictures

The Confirmation [Blu-ray] (Bob Nelson, 2016) Lionsgate

Eisenstein in Guanajuato [Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 2015) RB UK Axiom Films

Every Home Should Have One [Blu-ray] (Jim Clark, 1970) RB UK Network

The Fear of 13 (David Sington, 2015) First Run Features

Frederick Wiseman - Intégrale Vol. 2 : 1980-1994 - R2 FR Blaq Out

The Funhouse Massacre [Blu-ray] (Andy Palmer, 2015) Shout! Factory

Ghostbusters - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (Ivan Reitman, 1984) Sony Pictures
Ghostbusters II - 4K UHD [
Blu-ray] (Ivan Reitman, 1989) Sony Pictures

Hail, Caesar! [Blu-ray] (Coen Brothers, 2016) Universal

Kirk Douglas: The Centennial Collection (8 films on 5 discs) Universal

The Knick - Season 2 [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2015) - RB UK HBO/Warner

The Martian - Extended Edition [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2015) 20th Century Fox

McQ [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1974) Warner

Overlord [Blu-ray] (Stuart Cooper, 1975) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Perry Mason Movie Double Feature (1994-95): The Case Of The Grimacing Governor / The Case Of The Jealous Jokester - Paramount

Perry Mason Movie Double Feature (1993-94): The Case of the Wicked Wives / The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle - Paramount

Perry Mason Movie Double Feature (1993): The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host / The Case of the Killer Kiss - Paramount

Roots - The Complete Series [Blu-ray] (1977) Warner

Shane - single disc 1.37:1 [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1953) RB UK Master of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan [Director's Cut] [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Meyer, 1982) Paramount

Tarzan, the Ape Man (Joseph Newman, 1959) Warner Archive

Tobruk [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1967) RB DE Koch Media

A War [Blu-ray] (Tobias Lindholm, 2015) Magnolia

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