Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF May 22nd, 2017

  This Week's Highlights

Sampurasun! Excellent week with Blu-ray reviews of packages by Criterion, Indicator (Powerhouse), Arrow, Kino, Film Movement, Flicker Alley, Vinegar Syndrome, Severin Films, Shameless, ELEA-Media, Pidax AG of films by Bille August, Billy Wilder, Henry Hathaway, Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, Umberto Lenzi, Paul Schrader, Alexander Korda, Marc Allégret, Marcel Pagnol, Bill Forsyth, Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand and many more. Our Calendar has a updates including August Criterions of films by Michael Curtiz, Sacha Guitry, Alex Cox, Ronald Neame, Mike Leigh, Federico Fellini, John Frankenheimer, Mike Nichols, Danny Boyle, Mario Bava, Luc Besson, Sergio Leone and more. Our Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for MAY. We have a new article posted and a CONTEST with another BRAND NEW ARROW Blu-ray prize. Enjoy!!


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The Breaking Point [Blu-ray] (Michael Curtiz, 1950) Criterion

La poison [Blu-ray] (Sacha Guitry, 1951) Criterion

Sid & Nancy [Blu-ray] (Alex Cox, 1986) Criterion

Hopscotch [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1980) Criterion

Meantime [Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1984) Criterion

Juliet of the Spirits [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1965) RB UK Cult Films

Ronin [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1998) RB UK Arrow

The Graduate (50th Anniversary) [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1967) RB UK Studiocanal

T2 Trainspotting [Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 2017) Sony Pictures

Erik the Conqueror [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1961) Arrow US

Erik the Conqueror [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1961) Arrow UK

The Untamed [Blu-ray] (Amat Escalante, 2016) RB UK Arrow Academy

The Fifth Element (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) (Luc Besson, 1997) Sony Pictures

The Dead Next Door [Blu-ray] (J.R. Bookwalter, 1989) Tempe Digital

The Slayer [Blu-ray] (J.S. Cardone, 1982) Arrow US

The Slayer [Blu-ray] (J.S. Cardone, 1982) Arrow UK

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (50th Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1966) (50th Anniversary Special Edition) - Kino Lorber

Lycan [Blu-ray] (Bev Land, 2017) Mvd Visual

Don't Torture a Duckling [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1972) RB UK Arrow Video

MacArthur [Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1977) Universal

Westfront 1918 / Kameradschaft [Blu-ray] (G.W Pabst, 1930-1931) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Night People [Blu-ray] (Nunnally Johnson, 1954) Kino Lorber 

Prizzi's Honor [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1985) Kino Lorber

Silkwood [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1983) Kino Lorber

Gray Lady Down [Blu-ray] (David Greene, 1978) RB DE WVG Medien

Long Shot [Blu-ray] (Maurice Hatton, 1978) RB UK BFI

The Lemon Drop Kid [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lanfield, 1951) Kino Lorber

My Favorite Brunette [Blu-ray] (Elliott Nugent, 1947) Kino Lorber

Road to Bali [Blu-ray] (Hal Walker, 1952) Kino Lorber

Road to Rio [Blu-ray] (Norman Z. McLeod, 1947) Kino Lorber

Son of Paleface [Blu-ray] (Frank Tashlin, 1952) Kino Lorber

The Hunting Party [Blu-ray] (Don Medford, 1971) Kino Lorber

Last Day of School [Blu-ray] (Michael Mahal, Sonny Mahal, 2016) Troma

Shalako [Blu-ray] (Edward Dmytryk, 1968) Kino Lorber

Smokey and the Bandit - 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Hal Needham, 1977) Universal

Star Crystal [Blu-ray] (Lance Lindsay, 1986) Kino Lorber

Star Slammer (aka Prison Ship) [Blu-ray] (Fred Olen Ray, 1986) Kino Lorber

Terror in a Texas Town [Blu-ray] (Joseph H. Lewis, 1958) Arrow US

Freeway [Blu-ray] (Francis Delia, 1988) Kino Lorber

The Last of the Finest [Blu-ray] (Peter Werner, 1990) Kino Lorber

No Man's Land [Blu-ray] (John Boorman, 1987) Kino Lorber

Seduction (aka La Seduzione) [Blu-ray] (Fernando Di Leo, 1973) Raro Video / Kino Lorber

Who's Crazy? [Blu-ray] (Thomas White, Allan Zion, 1966) Kino Lorber

The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell [Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1955) RB DE Endless Classics

Run for Cover [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1955) RB DE White Pearl Classics

MacArthur [Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1977) RB DE WVG Medien

The Day the Earth Stood Still Mediabook [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1951) RB DE Rough Trade Distribution

John Wick: Chapter 2 (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Chad Stahelski, 2017) RB DE Concorde

The Blue Butterfly [Blu-ray] (Léa Pool, 2004) RB DE Alive

La Strada [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1954) RB UK Studio Canal

A Brighter Summer Day [Blu-ray] (Edward Yang, 1991) RB Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Daughters of the Dust [Blu-ray] (Julie Dash, 1991) RB UK BFI
Stockholm My Love
Blu-ray] (Mark Cousins, 2016) RB UK BFI

Django, Kill... If You Live, Shoot! [Blu-ray] (Giulio Questi, 1967) RB UK 88 Films

Bend of the River [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1952) RB DE Alive

The Rare Breed [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966) RB DE Alive

Night Passage [Blu-ray] (James Neilson, 1957) RB DE Alive

Psycho LE Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) RB DE Universal Pictures Germany

Dracula, Prisoner of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1972) RB DE Alive

The House That Screamed [Blu-ray] (Narciso Ibáñez Serrador, 1970) RB DE Alive

King Kong - Ultimate Edition (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) (Peter Jackson, 2005) Universal

Rise of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray] (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) Fox Home Entertainment

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [4K Ultra Blu-ray]  (Matt Reeves, 2014) Fox Home Entertainment

Casa de Lava [Blu-ray] (Pedro Costa, 1994) Grasshopper Films

Sky on Fire [Blu-ray] (Ringo Lam, 2016) Well Go USA

Logan [Blu-ray] (James Mangold, 2017) 20th Century Fox

Escape From New York (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1981) Shout! Factory
The Fog (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [
Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1980) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)
They Live (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [
Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1988) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW) 
Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) [
Blu-ray] (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996) Shout! Factory

The Manster - Half Man, Half Monster [Blu-ray] (George P. Breakston, Kenneth G. Crane, 1959) Shout! Factory



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  What a mix this week from Marcel Pagnol's masterful The Marseille Trilogy on Blu-ray from Criterion to 'action-horror-sexploitation-martial-arts hybrid' Wolf Guy with legend Sonny Chiba, on Blu-ray from Arrow films. From Flicker Alley's impressive triple-disc Blu-ray package - the international anthology of Early Women Filmmakers to the barbaric poliziotteschi Almost Human from Umberto Lenzi on Shameless (UK) Blu-ray. Special note to Pelle the Conqueror - a total masterpiece from Bille August - upcoming on Blu-ray from Film Movement. A must-own. Billy Wilder's cold-war farce One, Two, Three is brilliant and wonderful to own on Blu-ray from Kino, with new audio commentary from Michael Schlesinger. Paul Schrader’s harrowing Hardcore with icon George C. Scott is as unforgettable as it is powerful. Essential. Housekeeping is touchingly beautiful film - dare I repeat "a must-own", now on, region FREE, Blu-ray from Indicator. Sticking with the amazing UK powerhouse, they give The Wild One with Marlon Brando, it's definitive Blu-ray release. I know I'm not alone in appreciating the deception-filled, sexy Giallo, The Sweet Body of Deborah with an unsuspecting murder-insurance-scam. I loved it. Noir reaching Blu-ray is always a reason to rejoice and Call Northside 777, with Jimmy Stewart, has reached 1080P - on Blu-ray out of Germany. Delightful. The title (and Blu-ray cover) tell it all; Blackenstein - a blaxploitation horror complete with retro-mad-scientist lab - bizarre but desirable. Those Redheads From Seattle is another Blu-ray celebrating the short existence of the 3-D process in a delightful, family, musical. The Hearse is a mildly effective horror involving witchcraft and ghosts with Trish Van Devere - available on Blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome. On DVD this week, Eric reviewed Second Run's intriguing Two Films By Andrea Luka Zimmerman package, I'm keen on the premise, and DVD cover, of the zombie-esque Breakdown Lane. Lauded comments for The Diary of a Nobody - a Brit comedy/drama from 2007. Utopians appears to have an erotic edge, and Staying Vertical from Alain Guiraudie may be the gem of the SD group..

“There's one thing I liked about Monica... the words "I can't" weren't in her vocabulary”.- Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Have a terrific, smile-filled week!


Wolf Guy BD - A movie with Sonny Chiba as a werewolf crime fighter, that also involves the Yakuza and a supernatural tiger? Uh, yes please. Wolf Guy promises a wild ride and it delivers, with outlandish moments and just over the top craziness. The story starts out simple enough, with people being murdered by an invisible tiger and a werewolf looking into the case, but, wait what? As off the rails as that sounds, that is just the start of this movie and trust me, it gets even wilder. Blu-ray Release date: May 22nd - 23rd, 2017

Almost Human BD - Guilio Sacchi (Tomas Milian) is a small-time hood disillusioned with the crime syndicate for which he works. Looking to make some big money fast, he and some friends kidnap the beautiful Marilù (Laura Belli), the daughter of a billionaire and demand 500 million Lira as ransom. However, hot on his heels is Inspector Grandi (Henry Silva) a hardened cop who only becomes more hell-bent on catching Guilio and his gang with each corpse he finds! Director Lenzi reflects on the Years of Lead in Italy, a time when terrorists caused chaos and police action was judged as deficient... Blu-ray Release Date: May 1st, 2017

One, Two, Three BD - Coarse Cold War satire, structured largely as farce, with Cagney as the aggressive Coca-Cola executive in West Berlin, trying desperately to win advancement by selling the beverage to Russia, and simultaneously required to prevent his boss from discovering that the latter's bird-brained daughter has married a rabid Commie from East Berlin. Marvellous one-liners, of course, and Cagney, spitting out his lines with machine-gun rapidity in his final film until his belated appearance in 'Ragtime', is superb (and superbly backed by a fine cast). Blu-ray Release date: May 30th, 2017

Pelle the Conqueror BD - When his wife dies, Lassefar (Max von Sydow) takes his 12-year-old son, Pelle (Pelle Hvenegaard), from their home in Sweden to Denmark in search of a better life. Signing on as laborers at a large farm, father and son undergo numerous trials, including prejudice against immigrants and run-ins with those more powerful than themselves in both the physical and the social sense. Over the course of a year, young Pelle learns what it takes to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world. Blu-ray Release Date: May 30th, 2017

Early Women Filmmakers BD - International in scope, this groundbreaking collection features over 10 hours of material, comprised of 25 films spanning 1902-1943, including many rare titles not widely available until now, from shorts to feature films, live-action to animation, commercial narratives to experimental works. Directors include Alice Guy Blaché, Lois Weber, Mabel Normand, Madeline Brandeis, Germaine Dulac, Olga Preobrazhenskaia, Marie-Louise Iribe, Lotte Reiniger, Claire Parker, Mrs. Wallace Reid (Dorothy Davenport), Leni Riefenstahl, Mary Ellen Bute, Dorothy Arzner, and Maya Deren. Blu-ray Release Date: May 26th, 2017

Those Redheads From Seattle 3-D BD - In 1898, in Dawson, Yukon Territory, Johnny Kisco's proposed Klondike Club comes under attack by Vance Edmonds, the publisher of The Daily Breeze newspaper. To silence Vance, Mike Yurkil, Kisco's partner, sets his warehouse on fire, but Vance manages to get the paper out despite the setback. Yurkil then shoots Vance as he is going to mail a letter to his family in Seattle. Later, in Seattle, Mrs. Edmonds and her daughters, redheads Kathie, Pat and Connie, and young blonde Nell read the letter, unaware that Vance has been shot. After Mrs. Edmonds reads that because of financial setbacks, Vance cannot send for them, she decides to pack up her family and go to Dawson anyway. By the time they reach Skagway, Alaska, the women have run out of money but are befriended by song-and-dance man Joe Keenan. Blu-ray Release date: May 23rd, 2017

The Hearse BD - Jane Hardy, a recently divorced teacher from San Francisco, decides to spend the summer at the large old country home willed to her by her aunt. However, upon arriving in the sleepy town where her aunt lived, she's met with hostility from the locals and slowly begins to discover her aunt's dark connections to witchcraft and the occult, all the while being menaced by a large black hearse that mysteriously drives near her house in the dead of night... Blu-ray Release Date: May 30th, 2017

The Sweet Body of Deborah BD - Deborah (Carroll Baker) and Marcel (Jean Sorel) return to Geneva from their honeymoon in Europe. Marcel learns of his former fiancée Susan's suicide, and is confronted by a man named Philip (Luigi Pistilli) who accuses him of murdering her. Marcel begins to receive threats from someone who holds him responsible for Susan's death. His new bride Deborah also becomes the target of these threats, and a weird neighbor named Robert with voyeuristic tendencies (George Hilton) begins fixating on her as well. The film was considered very sexy for its time, showing brief glimpses of Carroll Baker's nudity and Ida Galli's fetishistic clothing. Blu-ray Release date: December 1st, 2015

Housekeeping BD - Lucille (Andrea Burchill) and Ruth (Sara Walker) come to live with their off-the-wall Aunt Sylvie (Christine Lahti) after their mother kills herself. From sleeping on park benches to methodically stacking tin cans into pyramids, Sylvie's quirks are at first hard to get used to. While Ruth eventually grows fond of the woman's irrepressible spirit, Lucille starts to resent her aunt's behavior -- especially when it brands them as outcasts among their small town's perplexed residents. Indicator Blu-ray Release date: May 22nd, 2017

Blackenstein BD - You may have heard of this infamous Blaxploitation/Horror hybrid, but the real story is even more bizarre: In 1973, criminal-lawyer-turned-wannabe-monster-movie-mogul Frank R. Saletri wrote and produced this grindhouse hit about a Black soldier mortally wounded in Vietnam transformed into a rampaging monster by an L.A. mad scientist. Almost a decade later, Seletri himself would be murdered gangland-style in a crime that remains debated and unsolved to this day. Blu-ray Release date: May 30th, 2017

The Wild One BD - "What are you rebelling against?" asks someone. "What've you got?" responds surly, leather-jacketed motorcycle punk Marlon Brando. It comes as a disappointment to discover that The Wild One, the quintessential Brando "rebel" film, is at base a traditional "misunderstood youth vs. the nasty system" effort, with a particularly banal finale. Based on a true incident, the film begins with Brando and his motorcyle gang invading a small town after having been kicked out of a cycle competition (but not before stealing the second-prize trophy). Brando's bikers raise hell all day, but some of the townsfolk are shown to be little better than the invaders. Sheriff Robert Keith, whose daughter (Murphy) has gone fond of Brando, finally responds to the bikers' destructiveness by jailing Lee Marvin, leader of a rival gang. When Marvin's buddies goes on a rampage, Brando exhibits his essential decency by safely escorting the sheriff's daughter out of the melee. Indicator Blu-ray Release date: May 22nd, 2017

Hardcore BD - Writer-director Paul Schrader’s brilliant, horrifying Hardcore (1979) follows the grim pilgrimage of a Calvinist Midwestern businessman (the great George C. Scott) searching for his vanished daughter in the scuzzy subculture of the West Coast porn industry. In his effort to trace the girl, he joins forces with a young hooker (Season Hubley) he hopes will help; their growing emotional relationship is the beating heart of this harrowing film. Shot by Michael Chapman, and with a score by Jack Nitzsche. Indicator Blu-ray Release date: May 22nd, 2017

Call Northside 777 BD - One of the most impressive of Fox's semi-documentary noir thrillers shot on location (here Chicago), this sees Stewart as a hard-boiled newspaper reporter latching on to a 'human interest' story of a woman slaving away for years to save the money which may help free her son from prison, and then setting out to prove the man innocent of murder. Besides the generally strong performances and Joe MacDonald's fine monochrome camera-work, what finally impresses about the film is Stewart's gradual development from skeptical scoop-hunter to a committed crusader for justice. Add to that the suggestion that the police are less than willing to be proved wrong in their conviction of Conte (it was a cop that he allegedly killed), and you have an absorbingly intelligent thriller... Blu-ray Release Date: April 7th, 2017

The Marseille Trilogy BD - In the 1930s, Marcel Pagnol, a leading light of the Paris theater, set out for new horizons as a filmmaker in his native Provence. His early masterpieces Marius, Fanny, and César mix theatrical stagecraft with realistic location photography to create an epic love story from the fabric of everyday life. Gruff, sentimental César (music-hall star Raimu) owns a waterfront bar in the Old Port of Marseille where his son, Marius (Pierre Fresnay), wipes down tables and dreams of a life at sea. The prosperous, middle-aged sailmaker Panisse (Fernand Charpin) wants to wed Marius’s sweetheart, Fanny (Orane Demazis), setting up a fateful romantic triangle whose story unfolds across a generation in the films of The Marseille Trilogy, which first earned Pagnol his place in cinema history. “If Pagnol is not the greatest auteur of the sound film,” critic André Bazin wrote, “he is in any case something akin to its genius. Blu-ray Release date: June 20th, 2017

Two Films By Andrea Luka Zimmerman - Artangel Open Winner, and the first director to be shortlisted for both the Grierson and Jarman Awards, the work of filmmaker, artist and cultural activist Andrea Luka Zimmerman presents tender portraits of community and solidarity, exhibiting sentiments almost entirely missing from our contemporary political vocabulary. Her feature documentary Estate, a Reverie (2015), celebrates her community's resilience in the face of the impending demolition of their east London housing estate and the passing of the utopian promise of social housing it once offered. Taskafa, Stories of the Street (2013) is a film about resistance and co-existence told through the lives of the street dogs of Istanbul featuring text and readings by the late John Berger. DVD Release Date: May 15th, 2017

Breakdown Lane - Traveling to the city to meet up with her on-and-off boyfriend, Kirby (Whitney Moore) breaks down in the middle of the desert. The soothing British voice on her SUV's navigational system belonging to Max (Stephen Tyler Howell) promises a tow truck that never comes. The next morning, however, he more urgently warns her that she is safer insider her tank-like vehicle than setting off on foot; and she discovers why when masses of the living dead start dragging themselves down the road. With Max as her only source of comfort and guidance - after a butt-dialed bit of poetic justice meted out to her cheating boyfriend - Kirby braves a band of looting bikers (who feed on the zombies since actually getting bitten is the only way to get infected) and an unhinged professor turned derelict who uses the zombies as carthorses to get to civilization and find her way to Max. DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2017

The Diary of a Nobody - Hugh Bonneville stars in this classic BBC 4-part adaptation of one of Britain s best-loved comic novels, adapted by Andrew Davies. The hapless Victorian diarist Charles Pooter records the minutiae of life in the suburbs with a dry wit, sarcasm and mostly misunderstood humour, as he battles with impertinent tradesmen, exasperating friends and his wayward son Lupin s various misdemeanours. DVD Release Date: June 12th, 2017

Utopians - Hins, a dreamy boy who indulges in literature and thirsts for philosophy, is overwhelmed by his charismatic teacher, Antonio, who drags Hins and his religious girlfriend Joey into uncharted erotic territories. The intriguing appearance of Swan, a beautiful and intellectual lady, only adds to their entanglement of sensuality and lust. What once seemed like a path towards a surreal and unrestrained utopia is now barred by a lifetime secret and a lie of the heart. Will Hins's love for art and wisdom guide him through or will he lose himself amid the chaos of eroticism? DVD Release Date: May 16th, 2017

Staying Vertical - Director Alain Guiraudie's follow-up to his notorious hit STRANGER BY THE LAKE is shapeless and less compelling but not entirely without interest. Writer or writer/director, gay or bisexual, creatively-blocked or looking for inspiration, Leo (Damien Bonnard) first stops by the side of the road to proposition handsome young Yoan (Basile Meilleurat) who is gay but is either not attracted to Leo or put off by his "have you thought about being in the movies" pick-up line. This side trip leads to him strolling onto the land of shepherd Jean-Louis (Raphaël Thiéry) who runs the farm with his restless daughter Marie (India Hair) who has two children of her own. Perhaps more fascinated by their way of life than Marie herself, Leo ends up spending the night in her bed and returning to it after a trip back to Paris to beg for another advance for a script that does not exist. DVD Release Date: May 30th, 2017

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

May 22nd, 2017



Bitter Victory [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1957) RB FR Sidonis
The Black Knight [
Blu-ray] (Tay Garnett, 1954) RB FR Sidonis

Cops vs Thugs [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1975) RB UK Arrow

Cops vs Thugs [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1975) Arrow US

Dheepan [Blu-ray] (Jacques Audiard, 2015) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Earrings of Madame de... [Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1953) RB UK BFI

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

The Funny Farm [Blu-ray] (Ron Clark, 1983) Code Red / Kino Lorber

Get Out [Blu-ray] (Jordan Peele, 2017) Universal

The Great Wall [Blu-ray] (Zhang Yimou, 2016) Universal
The Great Wall  [4K Ultra
Blu-ray] (Zhang Yimou, 2016) Universal

Hack-O-Lantern (aka Halloween Night) [Blu-ray] (Jag Mundhra, 1988) Massacre Video

Hardcore [Blu-ray] (Paul Schrader, 1979) Region FREE Indicator UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hell Below Zero [Blu-ray] (Mark Robson, 1954) RB FR Sidonis

Housekeeping [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1987) Region FREE Indicator UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Jacques Rivette Collection (Noroît, Duelle, Merry-Go-Round) [Blu-ray] - Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jonny's Sweet Revenge [Blu-ray] (Mark David, 2017) Gravitas Ventures

Logan [Blu-ray] (James Mangold, 2017) 20th Century Fox

Man Hunt [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1941) RB UK Signal One

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

My Life as a Zucchini [Blu-ray] (Claude Barras, 2016) Gkids / Universal

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

Notfilm / Film [Blu-ray] (Ross Lipman, Alan Schneider, 1965-2015) RB UK BFI

Shane (reissue) [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1953) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rita, Sue and Bob Too! [Blu-ray] (Alan Clarke, 1987) RB UK BFI

Run for Cover [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1955) RB DE White Pearl Classics

Terms of Endearment (reissue) [Blu-ray] (James L. Brooks, 1983) Paramount

The Stone Killer [Blu-ray] (Michael Winner, 1973) Region FREE Indicator UK 

The Sun Also Rises [Blu-ray] (Henry King, 1957) RB UK Signal One

Those Redheads From Seattle [Blu-ray] (Lewis R. Foster, 1953) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Two Minute Warning [Blu-ray] (Larry Peerce, 1976) RB UK 101 Films

The Untamed [Blu-ray] (Amat Escalante, 2016) RB UK Arrow

The Unforgiven [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1992) Warner

The Vagrant [Blu-ray] (Chris Walas, 1992) Shout! Factory

Voodoo Black Exorcist [Blu-ray] (Manuel Caño, 1974) The Film Detective

War and Peace (reissue)  [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1956) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wild One [Blu-ray] (László Benedek, 1953) Region FREE Indicator UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wolfguy [Blu-ray] (Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, 1975) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wolfguy [Blu-ray] (Kazuhiko Yamaguchi, 1975) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

XX [Blu-ray] (Karyn Kusama, Mary Harron, Jennifer Lynch, Jovanca Vuckovic, 2017) Magnolia


May 29th, 2017




Akeelah and the Bee [Blu-ray] (Doug Atchison, 2006) Lionsgate

All the Colors of the Dark [Blu-ray] (Sergio Martino, 1972) RB UK Shameless
The Big Kahuna
Blu-ray] (John Swanbeck, 1999) Lionsgate

The Blackcoat's Daughter [Blu-ray] (Oz Perkins, 2015) Lionsgate

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

The Blood of Fu Manchu / The Castle of Fu Manchu [Blu-ray] (Jess Franco, 1968-1969) Blue Underground

Boccaccio 70' [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, Luchino Visconti, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli 1962) RB UK Cult Films

Cherry Falls [Blu-ray] (Geoffrey Wright, 2000) RB UK 101 Films

Daughter of the Nile [Blu-ray] (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 1987) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Evil Ed [Blu-ray] (Anders Jacobsson, 1995) RB UK Arrow

Evil Ed [Blu-ray] (Anders Jacobsson, 1995) Arrow US

Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD [Blu-ray] (Paul Goodwin, 2014) Severin Films

Ghost World [Blu-ray] (Terry Zwigoff, 2001) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hearse [Blu-ray] (George Bowers, 1980) Vinegar Syndrome (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hellbent [Blu-ray] (Richard Casey, 1988) Vinegar Syndrome
Horror House on Highway 5 [
Blu-ray] (Richard Casey, 1985) Vinegar Syndrome

Jackie [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2016) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Kiss Me Kate [Blu-ray] (Chris Hunt, 1971) Shout! Factory

Malibu High [Blu-ray] (Irvin Berwick, 1979) Vinegar Syndrome

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project No. 2 [Blu-ray] (Limite - Mário Peixoto, Revenge - Ermek Shinarbaev, Insiang - Lino Brocka, Mysterious Object at Noon - Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Law of the Border - Lütfi Ö. Akad, Taipei Story - Edward Yang) - Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Oklahoma! [Blu-ray] (Trevor Nunn, 1999) Shout! Factory

One, Two, Three [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1961) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)
The Paradine Case
Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1947) Kino Lorber

Pelle the Conqueror [Blu-ray] (Bille August, 1987) Film Movement (BEAVER REVIEW)

Return to Horror High [Blu-ray] (Bill Froehlich, 1987) RB UK 88 Films

The Salesman [Blu-ray] (Asghar Farhadi, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

The Sheik [Blu-ray] (George Melford, 1921) Kino Lorber

Son of the Sheik [Blu-ray] (George Fitzmaurice, 1926) Kino Lorber

Speed Racer: Complete Series [Blu-ray] (Tatsuo Yoshida, 1967) Funimation

Split [Blu-ray] (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016) Universal Pictures UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Spotlight on a Murderer [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1961) RB UK Arrow

Spotlight on a Murderer [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1961) Arrow US

Taboo [Blu-ray] (Anders Engström, 2017) RB UK Studiocanal

Toni Erdmann [Blu-ray] (Maren Ade, 2016) RB UK Soda

Tough Guys [Blu-ray] (Jeff Kanew, 1986) Kino Lorber

The Undertaker [Blu-ray] (Irvin Berwick, 1988) Vinegar Syndrome


June 5th, 2017



1492: Conquest of Paradise [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1992) Kino Lorber

A United Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Amma Asante, 2016) 20th Century Fox

Akira - Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] (Katsuhiro Ôtomo, 1988) Funimation

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

The Axe Murders of Villisca [Blu-ray] (Tony E. Valenzuela, 2016) Shout! Factory

Bend of the River [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1952) RB DE Alive

Casque d'or [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1952) RB UK Studiocanal

Charley Varrick [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1973) RB FR Wild Side Video

Cheeky [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2000) RB UK Arrow

A Cure for Wellness [Blu-ray] (Gore Verbinski, 2016) 20th Century Fox

Diabolique [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1954) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Edward and Caroline [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

ELIÁN [Blu-ray] (Tim Golden, 2017) Gravitas Ventures

Ex Machina [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (Alex Garland, 2014) Lionsgate

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

Frivolous Lola [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 1998) RB UK Arrow

A Good American [Blu-ray] (Friedrich Moser, 2015) Gravitas Ventures

Headshot [Blu-ray] (Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjanto, 2016) RB UK Arrow

Jackie [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2016) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back [Blu-ray] (Tsui Hark, 2017) Sony Pictures

Klown [Blu-ray] (Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010) RB UK Arrow

The Last Word [Blu-ray] (Mark Pellington, 2017) Universal

The Man in the Glass Booth [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1975) Kino Lorber

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

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

The Naked Civil Servant [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1975) RB UK Network

Night Passage [Blu-ray] (James Neilson, 1957) RB DE Alive

Prevenge [Blu-ray] (Alice Lowe, 2016) RB UK Kaleidoscope

The Rare Breed [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966) RB DE Alive

The Sorrow and the Pity [Blu-ray] (Marcel Ophüls, 1969) RB UK Arrow

Sky on Fire [Blu-ray] (Ringo Lam, 2016) Well Go USA

La Strada [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1954) RB UK Studio Canal

Tarantula [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1955) RB UK 101 Films

The Ticket [Blu-ray] (Ido Fluk, 2016) Shout! Factory

T2 Trainspotting [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 2017) UK Sony Pictures

Touchez pas au grisbi [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1954) RB UK Studiocanal

Le Trou [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker, 1960) RB UK Studiocanal

Ugetsu [Blu-ray] (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1953) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Voice from the Stone [Blu-ray] (Eric D. Howell, 2017) Sony Pictures

Where the Buffalo Roam [Blu-ray] (Art Linson, 1980) Shout! Factory

The Young Pope [Blu-ray] (Paolo Sorrentino, 2016) HBO Studios

Zaza [Blu-ray] (Allan Dwan, 1923) Kino Lorber


June 12th, 2017



Adventures of Jojo [Blu-ray] (Schmidt Family) Gravitas Ventures

Alienator [Blu-ray] (Fred Olen Ray, 1990) Shout! Factory

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

Anomaly [Blu-ray] (Webster Batista, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Bakumatsu taiyô-den (Dual Format Reissue) [Blu-ray] (Yûzô Kawashima, 1957) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bitter Harvest (Peter Graham Scott, 1963) R2 UK Strawberry Media

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

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie [Blu-ray] (Tommy Chong, 1980) Shout! Factory

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [4K Ultra Blu-ray]  (Matt Reeves, 2014) Fox Home Entertainment

Don't Look in the Basement [Blu-ray] (S.F. Brownrigg, 1973) Brink

Fires on the Plain [Blu-ray] (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2014) RB UK Third Window Films

The Founder [Blu-ray] (John Lee Hancock, 2016) RB UK Studio Canal

Frantz [Blu-ray] (François Ozon, 2016) Music Box Films

The Great Wall [Blu-ray] (Zhang Yimou, 2016) RB UK Universal

House of Secrets (aka Triple Deception) (Guy Green, 1956) R2 UK Strawberry Media

Inquisition [Blu-ray] (Paul Naschy, 1976) Mondo Macabro

John Wick: Chapter 2 [Blu-ray] (Chad Stahelski, 2017) Lionsgate
John Wick: Chapter 2 [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (Chad Stahelski, 2017) Lionsgate

Juice [Blu-ray] (Ernest R. Dickerson, 1992) RB UK Second Sight

The Lonely Lady [Blu-ray] (Peter Sasdy, 1983) Shout! Factory

Madhouse aka And When She Was Bad [Blu-ray] (Ovidio G. Assonitis, 1981) Arrow US

Madhouse aka And When She Was Bad [Blu-ray] (Ovidio G. Assonitis, 1981) RB UK Arrow

Mandy [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1952) RB UK Studiocanal

Meridian [Blu-ray] (Charles Band, 1990) RB UK 88 Films

Minute Bodies: The Intimate World of F. Percy [Blu-ray] (Stuart A. Staples, 2016) RB UK BFI

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

One-Eyed Jacks [Blu-ray] (Marlon Brando, 1961) RB UK Arrow

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

Rise of the Planet of the Apes [4K Ultra Blu-ray] (Rupert Wyatt, 2011) Fox Home Entertainment

The Son of Joseph [Blu-ray] (Eugène Green, 2016) Kino Lorber

They Live by Night [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1948) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Three Full Length Sci fi Films [Blu-ray] (Slipstream, Creature, Incident at Raven's Gate) SGL Entertainment

Three Sisters [Blu-ray] (Laurence Olivier, John Sichel, 1970) Kino Lorber

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