Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF June 6th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Ia ora na! Another solid week with plenty of Noir and Blu-ray reviews of Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Koch Media, BFI, Twilight Time, Sony films directed by Jean Renoir, Robert Altman, Robert Siodmak, Nicolas Roeg, Charlie Kaufman, Olivier Assayas, Mark Cousins. Our Calendar has new listings including films by Peter Greenaway, John Huston, Ralph Bakshi, Richard Linklater, Matteo Garrone, Ulli Lommel and more. Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for JUNE. We have a CONTEST posted with a Brand New Vinegar Syndrome Blu-ray prize! Peace!

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The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover [Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 1989) RB UK Fabulous Films

Wise Blood [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1979) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

Snow White: A Tale of Terror [Blu-ray] (Michael Cohn, 1997) RB UK Fabulous Films 

Wizards [Blu-ray] (Ralph Bakshi, 1977) RB UK Fabulous Films

Everybody Wants Some!! [Blu-ray] (Richard Linklater, 2016) Paramount 

The Lobster [Blu-ray] (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) Lionsgate

Tale of Tales [Blu-ray] (Matteo Garrone, 2015) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Patch Adams [Blu-ray] (Tom Shadyac, 1998) Universal

The Devonsville Terror [Blu-ray] (Ulli Lommel, 1983)  RB UK 88 Films

House of Traps [Blu-ray] (Cheh Chang, 1982)  RB UK 88 Films

Satan's Blood [Blu-ray] (Carlos Puerto, 1978) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

Conversation Piece [Blu-ray] (Luchino Visconti, 1974) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Cry of the City [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1948) RB UK BFI

Kiss of Death [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1947) RB UK Signal One

Destiny [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1921) Kino

They Were Expendable [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1945) Warner Archive

Belladonna of Sadness [Blu-ray] (Eiichi Yamamoto, 1973) Cinelicious Pics

La Ronde [Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1950) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

The 'Burbs [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1989) Universal

Miles Ahead [Blu-ray] (Don Cheadle, 2015) Sony 

Between Heaven and Hell [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1956) RB UK Signal One
[Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1981) RB UK Signal One
The Panic in Needle Park
[Blu-ray] (Jerry Schatzberg, 1971) RB UK Signal One
Carmen Jones
[Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1954) RB UK BFI
The Crying Game
[Blu-ray] (Neil Jordan, 1992) RB UK BFI
The Culpepper Cattle Co.
[Blu-ray] (Dick Richards, 1972) RB UK Signal One

The Dream Team [Blu-ray] (Howard Zieff, 1989) Universal

The Great Outdoors [Blu-ray] (Howard Deutch, 1988) Universal

The Money Pit [Blu-ray] (Richard Benjamin, 1986) Universal

Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon [Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1970) Olive Films

The Neon Demon [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016) Broad Green Pictures

Hired Wife (William A. Seiter, 1940) R2 UK Simply Media

Joe Butterfly (Jesse Hibbs, 1957) R2 UK Simply Media

Journey to Shiloh (William Hale, 1968) R2 UK Simply Media

The Lady Gambles (Michael Gordon, 1949) R2 UK Simply Media

The Lady Takes a Flyer (Jack Arnold, 1958) R2 UK Simply Media

The Lupino Collection - No Lady (1931) / Her First Affaire (1932) / Shipmates O' Mine (1936) R2 UK Renown

Cat in the Brain [Blu-ray] (Jim Wynorski, 1990) Grindhouse Releasing

Beethoven [Blu-ray] (Brian Levant, 1992) Universal

Rawhide [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1951) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Hardcore Henry [Blu-ray] (Ilya Naishuller, 2015) Universal

Sherlock Holmes in New York [Blu-ray] (Boris Sagal, 1976) RB UK Signal One 
American Ninja [Blu-ray] (Sam Firstenberg, 1985) Olive Films
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation
[Blu-ray] (Sam Firstenberg, 1987) Olive Films
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt
[Blu-ray] (Cedric Sundstrom, 1989) Olive Films
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation
[Blu-ray] (Sam Firstenberg, 1990) Olive Films
The Pride and the Passion
[Blu-ray] (Stanley Kramer, 1957) Olive Films
[Blu-ray] (Brian Dannelly, 2004) Olive Films
Wild in the Streets
[Blu-ray] (Barry Shear, 1968) Olive Films
La Ronde
[Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1950) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

The Spiders [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1922) Kino

Sweet Bean [Blu-ray] (Naomi Kawase, 2015) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Nina [Blu-ray] (Cynthia Mort, 2016) Image Entertainment

The Borrowers [Blu-ray] (Peter Hewitt, 1997) RB UK Fabulous Films
Cape Fear [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1962) RB UK Fabulous Films

I Wanna Hold Your Hand [Blu-ray] (Robert Zemeckis, 1978) RB UK Fabulous Films
Parenthood [Blu-ray] (Ron Howard, 1989) RB UK Fabulous Films

Drive-In Massacre [Blu-ray] (Stu Segall, 1977) RB UK 88 Films
Poor Cow
[Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 1967) RB UK Studiocanal
Dukhtar (aka Daughter)
[Blu-ray] (Afia Nathaniel, 2014) Kino Lorber
Last of the Badmen
[Blu-ray] (Nando Cicero, 1967) RB DE Koch Media
Men & Chicken
[Blu-ray] (Anders Thomas Jensen, 2015) RB UK Arrow Films
Renegade Gun (aka Shoot the Living and Pray for the Dead)
[Blu-ray] (Giuseppe Vari, 1971) RB DE Koch Media
Tickle Me
[Blu-ray] (Norman Taurog, 1965) RB DE Koch Media

The Return of Godzilla (aka Godzilla 1985) [Blu-ray] (Koji Hashimoto, R.J. Kizer, 1984) Kraken Releasing / Section23 Films
Trancers 3
[Blu-ray] (C. Courtney Joyner, 1992) Full Moon

Woman in the Dunes [Blu-ray] (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1964) Criterion

Chimes at Midnight [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1965) Criterion

McCabe & Mrs. Miller [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1971) Criterion

The Immortal Story [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1968) Criterion

A Taste of Honey [Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1961) Criterion

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words [Blu-ray] (Stig Björkman, 2015) Criterion

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1949) Warner Archive



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): So much essential Noir this week on Blu-ray. The Glass Key has Ladd/Lake and the new Koch Blu-ray transfer is impressive. Both The Big Clock and The Dark Mirror both come (with Ministry of Fear) in Koch's Film Noir Classics Boxset, and dark cinema lovers will be very tempted to indulge. Criterion give us Jean Renoir’s unforgettable La Chienne on Blu-ray and it amounts to a must own for Cinephiles. I enjoyed Robert Altman's That Cold Day in the Park - on Masters of Cinema Blu-ray - besting the older, US, 1080P edition. Anomalisa is more unique brilliance from Charlie Kaufman - a film experience you don't want to miss. Criterion transfer Olivier Assayas' Clouds of Sils Maria with Juliette Binoche to Blu-ray and it's a very worthwhile viewing as one of the director's best. We can confirm that Twilight Time's Blu-ray of Nicolas Roeg's Eureka virtually duplicates the MoC release. Mark Cousins' I am Belfast is a mesmerizing documentary on the city of his birth and arrives on a flawless BFI Blu-ray package. Colossus: The Forbin Project is a cool 70's science-fiction effort but the Blu-ray is flawed. Pass. ON DVD we get more Noir-leaning cinema from Gregory with Silent Dust, The Secret Partner and a new comparison of The Lady Gambles with Barbara Stanwyck. The Velvet Touch also sounds intriguing. I reviewed the new DVD of Casbah with luscious Yvonne De Carlo while Eric covered Hinterland - Series 2 and the historical artefact The Romance of the Far Fur Country.

Film Quote of the week:

"I think a plan is just a list of things that don't happen." - The Way of the Gun

I look foreword to writing to you next week - Gary


I am Belfast BD - Creative documentary done in a style unique to Mark Cousins – a visual, poetic depiction of Belfast and its citizens, told with love and passion of someone, who has left the city many years ago but is still fascinated by it. The film personifies Belfast and portrays it as an experienced gentle, older woman (played by Helena Bereen), who has seen, and accepted it all. She leads the viewers through the changing landscape of Belfast and spins a tale of its history, while addressing philosophical questions about the nature of man and about a city as an urban phenomenon. Themes brought up in the film range from the landscapes surrounding the city, its changing architecture and social structure to the political and personal repercussions of the Northern Irish conflict. Blu-ray Release date: June 20th, 2016

Clouds of Sils Maria BD - This multilayered, immensely entertaining drama from the great contemporary French director Olivier Assayas is a singular look at the intersection of high art and popular culture. The always extraordinary Juliette Binoche is stirring as Maria, a stage and screen icon who is being courted to star in a new production of the play that made her famous—only this time she must assume the role of the older woman. Kristen Stewart matches her punch for punch as her beleaguered assistant, called upon to provide support both professional and emotional for her mercurial boss. Blu-ray Release date: June 28th, 2016

Eureka BD - A reclusive, unhappy gold magnate finds his isolated tropical paradise threatened by the intrusion of organized criminals in director Nicolas Roeg's convoluted, arty drama. Gene Hackman stars as Jack McCann, a one-time gold prospector who his parlayed the discovery of a rich deposit in the Canadian wilderness into an immense fortune. Instead of satisfaction, McCann's wealth leads to depression and paranoia, and he moves to a remote island and withdraws from the world. The bulk of the film centers on what has become of McCann some thirty years later, as he attempts to deal with a troubled daughter (Theresa Russell) and the attentions of the Mafia, who want to build a new casino on his tropical home. Twilight Time Blu-ray Release Date: May, 2016

The Dark Mirror BD - Impressively unusual thriller with typically simplistic Freudian elements as psychiatrist Ayres is called in by the police to help investigate a murder committed by one of two identical twins...but which one? Intriguing cat-and-mouse games and perverse power struggles as both he and we try to fathom which of the sisters is the warped psycho, with de Havilland (in the dual role) and Siodmak managing admirably to counteract the contrived plot. What really makes it work, though, is Siodmak's firm grasp of mood and suspense; the opening scene, in which the camera prowls a darkened room until it finds a corpse, sets the tone perfectly for the sense of uncertainty and chaos that follows. Koch Media Blu-ray Release Date: May 2nd, 2014

The Big Clock BD - Excellent noir thriller in which crime-journalist Milland, innocently involved with a girl subsequently murdered by his megalomaniac boss Laughton, is then commissioned by Laughton to find the culprit. When he himself becomes the framed suspect, the trap seems closed... With strong performances (especially Laughton as the gross, sexually insecure tycoon, confident in his ability to control the law through his wealth and status), the film also delights through Farrow's evocative direction: the newspaper conglomerate's enormous clock indicating not only the race against time but also the inhumanly inflexible world in which the action takes place; the phallic ornament with which the impotent murderer kills his mocking mistress; and John Seitz's marvellous high contrast photography, portraying a world of isolation in which nothing is as it seems. Blu-ray Release Date: May 2nd, 2014

Colossus: The Forbin Project BD - Tucked away in a secret location in the Rockies, Dr. Charles Forbin (Eric Braeden) has developed a massive computer system, dubbed "Colossus," that is supposed to ensure the nation's safety against nuclear attack. But when Colossus connects to a similar Russian computer, "Guardian," the intelligent machines begin conducting a private dialog. Nervous as to what they might be plotting, Forbin severs the connection, only to have Colossus threaten a nuclear attack if the link isn't restored. Blu-ray Release date: April 29th, 2016

That Cold Day in the Park BD - A wealthy and mentally disturbed spinster (Sandy Dennis) goes to extraordinary lengths to assuage her loneliness in Robert Altman's 1969 psychological gothic thriller. On a very cold and rainy Vancouver day, she notices a shivering blond youth (Michael Burns) sitting alone on a park bench. She offers him food and shelter and the apparently mute teenager accepts. Every night she locks his bedroom door, but the boy goes in and out of his room through the fire escape window, returning early next morning without her knowledge. She eventually attempts to seduce him and the boy soon learns who's in control of their relationship and how far she'll go to keep it that way. Masterfully shot by legendary cinematographer Leslie Kovacs (Easy Rider). Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release date: June 20th, 2016

The Glass Key BD - Dashiel Hammett's The Glass Key, a tale of big-city political corruption, was first filmed in 1935, with Edward Arnold as a duplicitous political boss and George Raft as his loyal lieutenant. This 1942 remake improves on the original, especially in replacing the stolid Raft with the charismatic Alan Ladd. Brian Donlevy essays the role of the boss, who is determined to back reform candidate Moroni Olsen, despite Ladd's gut feeling that this move is a mistake. Ladd knows that Donlevy is doing a political about-face merely to get in solid with Olsen's pretty daughter Veronica Lake. It is Ladd who is left to clean up the mess when crime lord Joseph Calleila murders Olsen's wastrel son Richard Denning and pins the rap on Donlevy. Blu-ray Release Date: May 12th, 2016

Anomalisa BD - The hell of other people fuses with the hell of loneliness in this strange miniature masterpiece from Charlie Kaufman. It’s an eerily detailed puppet animation about a motivational speaker who spends one unhappy night in a Cincinnati hotel. It is really funny, and incidentally boasts one of the most extraordinarily real sex scenes in film history. It also scared me the way a top-notch horror or a sci-fi dystopia might. Being amused or scared at Anomalisa feels like choosing between the blue pill or the red pill in The Matrix. Blu-ray Release date: June 7th, 2016

La Chienne BD - Jean Renoir’s ruthless love triangle tale, his second sound film, is a true precursor to his brilliantly bitter The Rules of the Game, displaying all of the filmmaker’s visual genius and fully imbued with his profound humanity. Michel Simon cuts a tragic figure as an unhappily married cashier and amateur painter who becomes so smitten with a prostitute that he refuses to see the obvious: that she and her pimp boyfriend are taking advantage of him. Renoir’s elegant compositions and camera movements carry this twisting narrative—a stinging commentary on class and sexual divisions—to an unforgettably ironic conclusion. Blu-ray Release date: June 14th, 2016

The Romance of the Far Fur Country - In order to commemorate the two-hundredth-and-fiftieth anniversary of the Hudson's Bay Company - incorporated by English royal charter in 1670 as The Governor and Company of Adventurers of England trading into Hudson's Bay- the company commissioned the New York-based Education Films Corporation in 1919 to create a film documenting the annual trip of the transport ship Nascopie up north from Montreal to to Fort Chipewyan starting the journey on July 19, 1919.

Casbah - Casbah is a musical remake of the 1938 film Algiers, which was itself a remake of the French film Pepe Le Moko. Tony Martin stars in the old Jean Gabin/Charles Boyer role as Pepe Le Moko, a master thief who lives in the Casbah section of Algiers. A French police inspector (Peter Lorre) would love to capture Pepe, but realizes that as long as the thief remains in the Casbah he is protected by his vast network of criminals. When Pepe falls in love with a beautiful tourist (Marta Toren), he schemes for the first time to leave his little "empire". Betrayed by a former lover (Yvonne De Carlo), Pepe is shot down by the police as he emerges from his sanctuary. Casbah lacks the atmosphere of the earlier non-musical versions of the story, but Tony Martin is reasonably convincing as Pepe Le Moko, even when bursting into song. DVD Release Date: April 28th, 2016

Silent Dust - This tense family drama adapted from the successful play ‘The Paragon’ by Michael and Roland Pertwee is an absorbing yarn well knitted together that belies its small budget. Lance Comfort directs snappily and maintains a high level of noirish tension throughout to the climatic ending. There are first-class performances throughout and particularly excellent characterizations from Nigel Patrick as a nasty piece of work. Stephen Murray plays a father who believes his son has died in battle and plans a special memorial service. DVD Release Date: February 16th, 2015

The Lady Gambles (NTSC added) - Barbara Stanwyck plays a woman whose addiction to gambling all but ruins her life. Stanwyck's husband Robert Preston tries to stand by her side, but even he is driven away by her gambling mania. Stanwyck lies, cheats and steals in order to raise capital for her addiction, descending from comparative wealth to grinding poverty in the process. Eventually she is reduced to gambling for penny-ante stakes in back alleys, before she is rescued by her still-faithful spouse. The Lady Gambles includes an appearance by young Tony Curtis, in the bit role of a helpful bellhop. Simply Media DVD Release Date: June 6th 2016

The Velvet Touch - Valerie Stanton (Russell) is a famous Broadway actress who has been associated with successful producer Gordon Dunning (Ames) for the last ten years. The film opens as they are arguing in his theater's office, just before the closing show of "Escapade" their latest comedy hit. She is tired of doing popular fluff comedy plays and wants to do a serious play, Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler," with rival producer Peter Gunther. Gordon seems amazed that she would want to play a tortured neurotic woman who kills herself. The argument gets more heated when they talk about love and their relationship, as Gordon believes love is a business proposition. He tells her, "I created you. I can't let go of you." DVD Release Date: April 8th, 2015

Hinterland - Series 2 - On the series HINTERLAND, dreary, chilly, overcast Wales - specifically Aberystwyth and its surrounding area - is a place of self-exile (or self-quarantine) for its guilt-ridden protagonist DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington, POLDARK) and a number of reclusive characters (some suspects, others local color). Whether the "New Year's Special" episode was meant to square up the 2013 first series by answering questions about Tom's backstory or to ready viewers for a second season nine months away in September 2015 after a year-long hiatus, it also telegraphs to its viewers to expect in the subsequent four series two episodes that Tom's personal involvement in a case always has to do with missing or dead children (including adults as grown children of a character whose sense of loss to which he can relate). Series two deals with Tom's emotional and professional fallout from the end of series one, with a professional investigation for his conduct in that case... DVD Release Date: May 30th 2016

The Secret Partner - "The Secret Partner," from 1961, is a nifty British film starring Stewart Granger, Haya Harareet, and Bernard Lee. Granger is a successful businessman, John Brent, who is being blackmailed by a dentist. The man knows that in the past, Brent went by another name and was caught embezzling. Because of all the money Brent spends on blackmail, his wife (Harareet) believes that there's another woman. When he has a party for business and tells people she's in Zurich, his wife returns and, in front of the guests, announces that she's leaving him. DVD Release Date: May 19th, 2015

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

June 6th, 2016


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

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

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

Brewster's Millions [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1985) RB UK Fabulous Films

Cheech and Chong's Next Movie [Blu-ray] (Tommy Chong, 1980) RB UK Fabulous Films

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

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

Dragnet [Blu-ray] (Tom Mankiewicz, 1987) RB UK Fabulous Films

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

Hired Wife (William A. Seiter, 1940) R2 UK Simply Media

Jetsons: The Movie [Blu-ray] (Joseph Barbera, William Hanna, 1990) RB UK Fabulous Films

Joe Butterfly (Jesse Hibbs, 1957) R2 UK Simply Media

Journey to Shiloh (William Hale, 1968) R2 UK Simply Media

King Ralph [Blu-ray] (Tom Mankiewicz, 1991) RB UK Fabulous Films

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 Lady Gambles (Michael Gordon, 1949) R2 UK Simply Media (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Lady Takes a Flyer (Jack Arnold, 1958) R2 UK Simply Media

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

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

No Home Movie (Chantal Akerman, 2015) Icarus Films

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)

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1949) Warner Archive

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

They Were Expendable [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1945) Warner Archive

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

Victor/Victoria [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1982) Warner Archive

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


June 13th, 2016


45 Years [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, 2015) Paramount

Airport - The Complete Collection [Blu-ray] (various, 1970-1979) Universal

Black Dog [Blu-ray] (Kevin Hooks, 1998) Universal

Bodyguards and Assassins [Blu-ray] (Teddy Chan, 2009) Shout! Factory

The Brave One [Blu-ray] (Irving Rapper, 1956) VCI

La Chienne [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1931) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Crimson (aka The Man With the Severed Head) [Blu-ray] (Juan Fortuny, 1973) Redemption/Kino Lorber

Edvard Munch [Blu-ray] (Peter Watkins, 1974) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Face of Eve (Robert Lynn, Jeremy Summers, 1968) R2 UK Network

The Films Of Maurice Pialat: Volume 2 [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat - Under the Sun of Satan) Cohen Media

Gold [Blu-ray] (Karl Hartl, 1934) Kino Lorber

Heart of a Dog (Laurie Anderson, 2015) R2 UK Dogwoof

Hello, My Name Is Doris [Blu-ray] (Michael Showalter, 2015) Sony

Here Comes Mr. Jordan [Blu-ray] (Alexander Hall, 1941) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Highlander [Blu-ray] (Russell Mulcahy, 1986) RB UK Studiocanal

Jaws 2 [Blu-ray] (Jeannot Szwarc, 1978) Universal
Jaws 3 [
Blu-ray 3D] (Joe Alves, 1983) Universal
Jaws: The Revenge [
Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1987) Universal

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

The Magnetic Monster [Blu-ray] (Curt Siodmak, 1953) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Nasty Baby [Blu-ray] (Sebastián Silva, 2015) RB UK Network

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] (Tokyo Mighty Guy, Danger Paws, Murder Unincorporated) Arrow UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] (Tokyo Mighty Guy, Danger Paws, Murder Unincorporated) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rabid Dogs [Blu-ray] (Éric Hannezo, 2015) Shout! Factory

Resurrection (Daniel Petrie, 1980) Universal

Something Big [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1971) Kino Lorber

Sorceress [Blu-ray] (Jim Wynorski, 1995) - Synapse (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-o-rama [Blu-ray] (David DeCoteau, 1988) RB UK 88 Films

Star Trek XI 2009 - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2009) Paramount

Star Trek Into Darkness - 4K UHD [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2013) Paramount

Star Trek: The Original Series: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Suspects, Series 1 and 2 (2014) - Acorn Media

Too Late for Tears [Blu-ray] (Byron Haskin, 1949) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Woman on the Run [Blu-ray] (Norman Foster, 1950) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The X-Files: Event Series [Blu-ray] Fox

The X-Files: Event Series [Blu-ray] RB UK Fox


June 20th, 2016


99 River Street [Blu-ray] (Phil Karlson, 1953) Kino Lorber

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy [Blu-ray] (Charles Lamont, 1955) - RB FR Elephant Films

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

Appointment with Crime [Blu-ray] (John Harlow, 1946) Olive Films

Blue Eyes - TV Series (2014) R2 UK Arrow Films

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

The Borrowers [Blu-ray] (Peter Hewitt, 1997) RB UK Fabulous Films
Cape Fear
[Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1962) RB UK Fabulous Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

That Cold Day in the Park [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1969) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cornbread, Earl and Me [Blu-ray] (Joseph Manduke, 1975) Olive Films

The Crush [Blu-ray] (Alan Shapiro, 1993) Shout! Factory

Deadpool [Blu-ray] (Tim Miller, 2016) RB FR 20th Century Fox

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series [Blu-ray] - BBC

Embrace of the Serpent [Blu-ray] (Ciro Guerra, 2015) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Enemy Mine [Blu-ray] (Wolfgang Petersen, 1985) RB UK Eureka Video

Fantastic Planet [Blu-ray] (René Laloux, 1973) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

Going Away (Nicole Garcia, 2013) Cohen Media Group

Here Comes Mr. Jordan [Blu-ray] (Alexander Hall, 1941) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Heaven Knows What [Blu-ray] (Ben Safdie, Joshua Safdie, 2014) RB UK Axiom Films

Hidden Fear [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1957) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Roses [Blu-ray] (Dominic Cooke, 2016) Universal

I Wanna Hold Your Hand [Blu-ray] (Robert Zemeckis, 1978) RB UK Fabulous Films

If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium [Blu-ray] (Mel Stuart, 1969) Olive Films
I'll Take Sweden [
Blu-ray] (Frederick De Cordova, 1965) Olive Films

Knight of Cups [Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 2015) Broadgreen

Lady in White [Blu-ray] (Frank LaLoggia, 1988) Cinedigm

The Lost World [Blu-ray] (Irwin Allen, 1960) RB DE Koch Media

Matinee [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1993) Region FREE JP Makuzamu

Midnight Special [Blu-ray] (Jeff Nichols, 2016) Warner Home Video

A Month in the Country [Blu-ray] (Pat O'Connor, 1987) RB UK BFI

The Mummy's Curse [Blu-ray] (Leslie Goodwins, 1944) - RB FR Elephant Films

The Mummy's Curse (Leslie Goodwins, 1944) R2 FR Elephant Films
The Mummy's Ghost (Reginald Le Borg, 1944) R2 FR Elephant Films

The Mummy's Hand [Blu-ray] (Christy Cabanne, 1940) - RB FR Elephant Films
The Mummy's Hand (Christy Cabanne, 1940) R2 FR Elephant Films
The Mummy's Tomb (Harold Young, 1942) R2 FR Elephant Films

Nighthawks [Blu-ray] (Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson, 1981) Shout! Factory

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol. 2 [Blu-ray] (Tokyo Mighty Guy, Danger Paws, Murder Unincorporated) Arrow US

The Panic in Needle Park SE [Blu-ray] (Jerry Schatzberg, 1971) RB FR Carlotta

The Panic in Needle Park [Blu-ray] (Jerry Schatzberg, 1971) RB FR Carlotta

Parenthood [Blu-ray] (Ron Howard, 1989) RB UK Fabulous Films

The Return of a Man Called Horse [Blu-ray] (Irvin Kershner, 1976) Olive Films

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

Rollercoaster [Blu-ray] (James Goldstone, 1977) Shout! Factory

Shield for Murder [Blu-ray] (Howard W. Koch, Edmond O'Brien, 1954) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stagecoach [Blu-ray] (Ted Post, 1986) Olive Films

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

Suture [Blu-ray] (Scott McGehee, David Siegel, 1993) Arrow US

Suture [Blu-ray] (Scott McGehee, David Siegel, 1993) RB UK Arrow

Swing Time [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1936) Region FREE JP IVC

That Cold Day in the Park [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1969) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Top Hat [Blu-ray] (Mark Sandrich, 1935) Region FREE JP IVC

The Unsinkable Molly Brown [Blu-ray] (Charles Walters, 1964) Warner Archive

The Wave [Blu-ray] (Roar Uthaug, 2015) Magnolia


June 27th, 2016


Aferim! [Blu-ray] (Radu Jude, 2015) Big World Pictures

Alien 2 on Earth [Blu-ray] (Ciro Ippolito, 1980) RB UK 88 Films

Back in the Day [Blu-ray] (Paul Borghese, 2016) Arts Alliance America

Black Orpheus [Blu-ray] (Marcel Camus, 1959) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

Cabin Fever [Blu-ray] (Travis Zariwny, 2016) RB UK Arrow Film

Cemetery of Splendor [Blu-ray] (Apichatpong Weerasethakul. 2015) Strand Releasing

Circus of Fear / Five Golden Dragons [Blu-ray] (John Llewellyn Moxey, Jeremy Summers, 1966-67) Blue Underground

Clouds of Sils Maria [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas, 2014) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1964) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1965) RB UK Screenbound Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eye in the Sky [Blu-ray] (Gavin Hood, 2015) Universal

Francofonia [Blu-ray] (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2015) Music Box Films

Gilda [Blu-ray] (Charles Vidor, 1946) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Iona [Blu-ray] (Scott Graham, 2015) RB UK Verve Picture

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

Joshua Oppenheimer: Early Works (Joshua Oppenheimer, 1995-2003) R0 UK Second Run

The Lupino Collection - No Lady (1931) / Her First Affaire (1932) / Shipmates O' Mine (1936) R2 UK Renown

Movie Movie [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1978) - Scorpion Releasing/Kino Lorber

The Night Won't Talk (Daniel Birt, 1952) R2 UK Network

Nostalgia [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1983) RB UK Curzons / Artificial Eye

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

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

Prozzie [Blu-ray] (aka Olivia) (Ulli Lommel, 1983) RB UK 88 Films

Rabin, the Last Day [Blu-ray] (Amos Gitai, 2015) Kino Lorber

Rams [Blu-ray] (Grímur Hákonarson, 2015) Cohen Media

Ray Harryhausen: Special Effects Titan (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] - Arrow US
Really Weird Tales (John Blanchard, Paul Lynch, Don McBrearty, 1987) Kino

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! [Blu-ray] (John De Bello, 1988) Arrow US

Return of the Killer Tomatoes! [Blu-ray] (John De Bello, 1988) Region FREE UK Arrow

Roland and Rattfink [Blu-ray] (17 Cartoons) Kino

Son of Saul [Blu-ray] (László Nemes, 2015) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Three Films by Paolo & Vittorio Taviani [Blu-ray] [Padre Padrone, The Night of the Shooting Stars, Kaos] - RB UK Arrow Academy

Tijuana Toads [Blu-ray] (17 Cartoons) Kino

Two-Minute Warning [Blu-ray] (Larry Peerce, 1976) Shout! Factory

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (Louise Osmond, 2016) R2 UK Dogwoof

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