Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF June 20th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Halló! This week we celebrate our 4000th Blu-ray review with plenty of Criterion, and Masters of Cinema, Warner, Elephant Films, Kino, Olive Films, Twilight Time... of films directed by Mike Nichols, Jerry Schatzberg, Terrence Malick, King Hu, Alain Resnais, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Wolfgang Petersen, Arthur Hiller. Our Calendar has new Criterion listings including films by Kenji Mizoguchi, Jacques Tourneur, Krzysztof Kieślowski, Ethan Coen and Ethan Coen, Carol Reed, Mark Robson, Stuart Heisler, Joe Dante, John Carpenter, Russ Meyer, Brian De Palma, Joshua Logan, Wes Craven and more. Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for JUNE. We have a CONTEST posted with a Brand New Criterion Blu-ray prize! Peace!

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The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum [Blu-ray] (Kenji Mizoguchi, 1939) Criterion

Cat People [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tourneur, 1942) Criterion Collection

Dekalog [Blu-ray] (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1988) Criterion

Blood Simple [Blu-ray] (Ethan Coen and Ethan Coen, 1984) Criterion

Night Train to Munich [Blu-ray] (Carol Reed, 1940) Criterion

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [Blu-ray] (Russ Meyer, 1970) Criterion

Valley of the Dolls [Blu-ray] (Mark Robson, 1967) Criterion

The Blue Dahlia [Blu-ray] (George Marshall, 1946) RB UK Arrow
The Glass Key [Blu-ray] (Stuart Heisler, 1942) RB UK Arrow

Matinee [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1991) RB UK Arrow Video

The Thing [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1982) Shout! Factory

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls [Blu-ray] (Russ Meyer, 1970) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Road House [Blu-ray] (Rowdy Herrington, 1989) Shout! Factory
The Seven Minutes (Russ Meyer, 1971) R2 UK Arrow Video

Star Trek 50th Anniversary TV & Movie Collection [Blu-ray] - Star Trek: The Original Series + 6 Movies (1966-1991) Paramount

Tale of Tales [Blu-ray] (Matteo Garrone, 2015) Shout! Factory

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn [Blu-ray 3D] (Charles Band, 1983) Shout! Factory

Raising Cain [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1992) RB UK Arrow Video

The Transformers: The Movie - 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Nelson Shin, 1986) Shout! Factory

Bill & Ted's Most Excellent Collection [Blu-ray] (Stephen Herek, Peter Hewitt, 1989-1991) Shout! Factory

Dead End Drive-In [Blu-ray] (Rowdy Herrington, 1989) Arrow Video

Dead End Drive-In [Blu-ray] (Rowdy Herrington, 1989) RB UK Arrow Video

Fanny [Blu-ray] (Joshua Logan, 1961) Shout! Factory

Sacrifice [Blu-ray] (Peter A. Dowling, 2016) Shout! Factory

The Hills Have Eyes [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1977) Arrow Video

The Hills Have Eyes [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1977) RB UK Arrow Video

Love & Friendship [Blu-ray] (Whit Stillman, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye / Lionsgate

Slugs [Blu-ray] (Juan Piquer Simón, 1988) Arrow Video

Slugs [Blu-ray] (Juan Piquer Simón, 1988) RB UK Arrow Video

When Marnie Was There [Blu-ray] (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

When Marnie Was There - Special Edition [Blu-ray] (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

Almodóvar Collection [Blu-ray] (What Have I Done to Deserve This?, Dark Habits, Flower of My Secrets, Kika, Law of Desire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) RB UK Studiocanal

Sid & Nancy [Blu-ray] (Alex Cox, 1986) RB UK Studiocanal

A Kind of Loving [Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1962) RB UK Studiocanal

Lee Tracy: RKO 4-Film Collection - Criminal Lawyer, Behind the Headlines, Crashing Hollywood, Fixer Dugan (1937-1939) Warner Archive

Demolition [Blu-ray] (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2015) Lionsgate

The Candy Tangerine Man / Lady Cocoa [Blu-ray] (Matt Cimber, 1975) Vinegar Syndrome

Doctor Butcher M.D. / Zombie Holocaust [Blu-ray] (Marino Girolami, 1980) Severin

Petey Wheatstraw [Blu-ray] (Cliff Roquemore, 1977) Vinegar Syndrome

Blindfold [Blu-ray] (Philip Dunne, 1965) RB DE Explosive Media

Basket Case 2 [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1990) Synapse

Basket Case 3: The Progeny [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1991) Synapse

A Hologram for the King [Blu-ray] (Tom Tykwer, 2016) Lionsgate
Drop Dead Fred [Blu-ray] (Ate de Jong, 1991) RB UK Final Cut
The In-Laws [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1979) RB Criterion UK
The Wave [Blu-ray] (Roar Uthaug, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal
Cuba [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1979) RB UK 88 Films
Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] (D. A. Pennebaker, 1967) RB Criterion UK

The Other [Blu-ray] (Robert Mulligan, 1972) RB FR Wild Side Video
Black Magic
[Blu-ray] (Meng Hua Ho, 1975)  RB UK 88 Films

The Commitments [Blu-ray] (Alan Parker, 1991) RB UK RLJ Entertainment

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



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Short and sweet this week with the high volume or reviews. We covered five Criterion Blu-rays this week and I was pleased with all of them - particular anticipation revolved around Carnival of Souls, Resnais Muriel and Night and Fog, their Blu-ray of King Hu's A Touch of Zen and the hilarious Arthur Hiller comedy The In-Laws. We can highly endorse them all! More Cinephile fascination with Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendor - another masterful effort. Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? remains a memorable film experience - even more so on Blu-ray. Jerry Schatzberg's The Panic in Needle Park, Pacino's debut, had a deep effect and Terrence Malick's Knight of Cups is splendorific to the senses in the director's own fractured, penetrating way. On the Noir front, Somewhere in the Night makes it to Blu-ray - a true dark cinema gem with a questionable Blu-ray transfer - but nothing uncertain about the interesting British Noir Appointment With Crime from Olive Films. Universal's early horror Werewolf of London - a charming bit of lycanthropy - has made it to Blu-ray. As has the absurdly reasonable The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T - an expansive art production from the inimitable Dr. Seuss. The strange buddy-sci-fi Enemy Mine looks impressive on Eureka Blu-ray. On DVD Gregory covers another Noir-leaning film; Mark Robson's Edge of Doom is intriguing. Eric covered 1940's amusing Hired Wife with Rosalind Russell and another comedy; Joe Butterfly from the late 50's. I reviewed She-Wolf of London - another Universal werewolf effort that uniquely shows very little of the beast or hairy transformations.

"The first guy that talks or tries to identify anyone is gonna get a headache he can’t cure." - Alan Ladd in Appointment with Danger (1951)

Get outta that safe space and fight your enemy! - see you next week!


Knight of Cups BD - Malick's style remains the same; by this point, it should be familiar to us all. The camera stays nimble and low, circling the actors and pushing in close, all while staring up at them in low-angled awe. Conventional scene structures and dialogue exchanges are altogether left out; replaced with glimpses of interactions began in media res and whispered voiceovers of feelings and thoughts. In the Malickverse (assisted by phenomenal DP Emmanuel Lubezki) every hour is magic hour. Like I said - you know how it is. The Broadgreen Blu-ray Release date: June 21st, 2016

The Panic in Needle Park BD - In many ways the harsh hangover to the previous decade’s hope-filled high, American film in the ‘70s extracted much of its power from documenting the fallout from the dreams of the ‘60s. Bleak and intimate, The Panic in the Needle Park rolls up the drug culture’s sleeve and picks at the scabs underneath. The title of Jerry Schatzberg’s account of heroin abuse refers to the drug trade in New York City’s Sherman Square, which provided local addicts with an illusory feeling of community. Helen (Kitty Winn) is first spotted in a crowded subway car following a clandestine abortion, and the muted pain in her soft face sets the film’s tone of neurasthenic distress. Lost in the city, she falls for Bobby (a jittery, charismatic Al Pacino), a small-time smack pusher who introduces her to the world of strung-out junkies and tricks; the two self-deceivingly hope to keep their romance intact amid the squalor, but, as a narc (Alan Vint) puts it, no addict is above betrayal when their habit is put on the line. A relatively unsung chronicler of ‘70s alienation, Schatzberg is scrupulously attuned to the telling movements of his wounded characters, and, having gotten fashion-mag sleekness out of his system in Puzzle of a Downfall Child, vividly embraces the uncomposed grime of their milieu. Twilight Time Blu-ray Release Date: June, 2016

Werewolf of London BD - "Werewolf of London," a Universal picture featuring Henry Hull, is credited to a story by Robert Harris, but it goes back further than that. It goes, in fact, back to Robert Louis Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," and permits Mr. Hull to be transformed, before the startled eyes of the audience, from a frock-coated botanist into a fanged apeman with homicidal tendencies and a wolf's howl swelling in his throat. Blu-ray Release date: April 27th, 2016

Cemetery of Splendor BD - In this surreal drama from visionary Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, a rural school is converted into a makeshift clinic for a group of soldiers that have fallen into a mysterious coma. A kindhearted volunteer nurse (Jenjira Pongpas) develops feelings for one of the soldiers, and enlists the help of a psychic (Jarinpattra Rueangram) in order to communicate with him. Cemetery of Splendor made its world premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. Blu-ray Release date: June 28th, 2016

The In-Laws BD - Peter Falk and Alan Arkin make for a hilarious dream team in this beloved American sidesplitter. Directed by Arthur Hiller from an ingenious script by Andrew Bergman, The In-Laws may at first seem like a generic meet-the-parents comedy, as Arkin’s mild-mannered dentist suspiciously eyes Falk’s volatile mystery man, whose son is engaged to his daughter. But soon, through a series of events too serpentine and surprising to spoil, the two men are brought together by a dangerous mission that takes them from suburban New Jersey to Honduras. Fueled by elaborate stunt work and the laconic, naturalistic charms of its two stars, The In-Laws deserves its status as a madcap classic—and has continued to draw ardent fans in the years since its release. Blu-ray Release date: July 5th, 2016 (UK - August 15th)

A Touch of Zen BD - “Visionary” barely begins to describe this masterpiece of Chinese cinema and martial arts moviemaking. A Touch of Zen (Xia nu) by King Hu depicts the journey of Yang, a fugitive noblewoman in disguise who seeks refuge in a remote, and allegedly haunted, village. The sanctuary she and her three companions find with a shy scholar is shattered when a nefarious swordsman uncovers her identity, pitting the five against legions of blade-wielding opponents. At once a wuxia film, the tale of a spiritual quest, and a study in human nature, A Touch of Zen is an unparalleled work in Hu’s formidable career and an epic of the highest order, characterized by breathtaking action choreography, stunning widescreen landscapes, and innovative editing. Criterion Blu-ray Release date: July 19th, 2016

Night and Fog BD - Ten years after the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, filmmaker Alain Resnais documented the abandoned grounds of Auschwitz. One of the first cinematic reflections on the horrors of the Holocaust, Night and Fog (Nuit et Brouillard) contrasts the stillness of the abandoned camps’ quiet, empty buildings with haunting wartime footage. With Night and Fog, Resnais investigates the cyclical nature of man’s violence toward man and presents the unsettling suggestion that such horrors could come again. Blu-ray Release Date: July 19th, 2016

Muriel BD - Alain Resnais’s Muriel, or The Time of Return, the director’s follow-up to Last Year at Marienbad, is as radical a reflection on the nature of time and memory as its predecessor. The always luminous Delphine Seyrig stars as an antique shop owner and widow in Boulogne-sur-Mer, whose past comes back to haunt her when a former lover reenters her life. Meanwhile, her stepson is tormented by his own ghosts, related to his service in France’s recently ended war in Algeria. Featuring a multilayered script by Jean Cayrol and inventively edited to evoke its middle-class characters’ political and personal realities, the fragmented, emotionally powerful Muriel reminds viewers that the past is always present. Blu-ray Release Date: July 19th, 2016

Carnival of Souls BD - A young woman in a small Kansas town survives a drag race accident, then agrees to take a job as a church organist in Salt Lake City. En route, she is haunted by a bizarre apparition that compels her toward an abandoned lakeside pavilion. Made by industrial filmmakers on a small budget, the eerily effective B-movie classic Carnival of Souls was intended to have “the look of a Bergman and the feel of a Cocteau”—and, with its strikingly used locations and spooky organ score, it succeeds. Herk Harvey’s macabre masterpiece gained a cult following on late-night television and continues to inspire filmmakers today. Blu-ray Release Date: July 12th, 2016

Somewhere in the Night BD - George Taylor (John Hodiak) is a war veteran suffering from amnesia with only two clues to his past: the bitter letter from a woman who hates him and another mysterious letter signed "Larry Cravat." Taylor goes to Los Angeles to meet Cravat. It turns out that Cravat is wanted for murder and the robbery of $2 million. George becomes involved with a singer, Christy (Nancy Guild) and is chased by mobsters while on a search for the stolen money. There ensue a series of chases, an interesting plot twist and a surprise ending as John learns the true identity of Cravat. Somewhere in the Night is the quintessential "amnesia victim" as protagonist film, somewhat slow, but nevertheless, engrossing and suspenseful. Blu-ray Release Date: May 18th, 2016

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T BD - Young Bart Collins, lulled to sleep by the monotony of his piano lessons, dreams of a castle ruled by his piano teacher the eccentric Dr. Terwilliker. Dr. T is determined to prove that his Happy Fingers Method of teaching piano is the best method in the world. Having banished all other musical instruments to the dungeon, Dr. T lures 500 reluctant little boys to perform in a colossal concert on the grandest grand piano ever built. In his effort to escape, Bart comes in contact with some of the strangest characters imaginable. Siamese twins on roller skates, a human drum and the most memorable villain since the Grinch. Blu-ray Release date: June 7th, 2016

Appointment With Crime BD - Leo Martin (William Hartnell) is a low-level member of a smash-and-grab gang run by shady dance-club owner Loman (Raymond Lovell), who is cajoled into a risky job on a major jewelry store. When the robbery goes wrong, and Martin is caught (and his wrists broken), the hood keeps silent and does his stretch in prison -- all along, he nurses a grudge against Loman and his driver Hatchett (Victor Weske) for running out on him. And that grudge grows to full-blown, murderous vengeance when Loman blows off the newly-released Martin as no use to the gang (as his hands aren't what they used to be). Now Martin plans to get even by squeezing Loman dry of everything he has, starting with his peace-of-mind -- he implicates the club owner in a murder, while planning a seemingly perfect alibi for himself, and also manages to latch on to the ring-leader that Loman is fronting for, "respectable" art dealer Gregory Lang (Herbert Lom). Blu-ray Release date: June 21st, 2016

Enemy Mine BD - Love means never having to say that you're ugly in the extravagant fantasy film Enemy Mine. Earthling Dennis Quaid is Davidge, one of many space warriors engaged in a bloody extraterrestrial battle against the Draconians. Crash-landing on a faraway planet, Davidge is forced into an "up close and personal" with the Drac (Lou Gossett Jr.), a repellant, reptilian creature. Evidently a bivalve, the Drac gives birth to a baby Drac just before expiring. Now a reluctant foster father, Davidge tries to keep himself and the baby alive while the war continues to rage all around them. The special effects (courtesy Industrial Light and Magic) are serviceable if not brilliant, and the acting is okay so far as it goes. What socks over Enemy Mine is Rolf Zehetbauer's awe-inspiring production design and Chris Walas' superb makeup work. Blu-ray Release date: June 20th, 2016

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? BD - Mike Nichols' first directorial effort represents a milestone in psychological realism and "foul" language in American cinema. George and Martha, as played superbly and without vanity by Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, are as far from the bourgeois 1950s perfect married couple as you can get, alternatively badgering, berating, abusing and loving each other, both alone and accompanied by the naive young married couple that have come over for a nightcap (portrayed brilliantly by George Segal and Sandy Dennis). The fun and games in which George and Martha involve Nick and Honey are a lacerating look at the older couple's existence, where the emotional brutalizing fill an unspeakable void at their center, and a troubling preview of what the younger couple's life could become. Edward Albee's dramatic vision combines the banal, the vulgar and the poetic, and Ernest Lehman's adapted screenplay is amazingly faithful to the structure of Albee's play. The acting is uniformly excellent, and Taylor and Burton were never better together. A harrowing movie experience, but very worthwhile and finally unforgettable. Blu-ray Release Date: May 3rd, 2016

She-Wolf of London - This thriller is set in early 20th-century London where a series of nasty murders have recently occurred. An aunt then tells an innocent young girl that the blood of the werewolf flows through her veins and that she is responsible for the deaths. The distraught lass immediately breaks off her engagement. Fortunately, her lover is sufficiently devoted to her to begin investigating the strange case on his own. He soon finds the real culprit and is reunited with his lady love. DVD Release Date: April 27th, 2016

Edge of Doom - When Farley Granger's devout but tubercular mother dies, it precipitates a rampage against everything that makes up the prison of his life: his ugly urban poverty; his penny-pinching employer who offers promises rather than a raise; the Church, which once refused burial to his father, a suicide, and is now refusing his mother the "big" funeral he thinks he owes her; the smarmy, sanctimonious undertaker. Long story short, he ends up murdering a crusty, hell-and-brimstone priest. The police nab him for a robbery he didn't commit but end up with a different murder suspect. But compassionate pastor Dana Andrews (now in flashback) suspects the truth.... There's something almost endearingly Old Left about the savagery of the indictment leveled against society's Big Guns: Church, police and capitalism. The slum where Granger lived with his mother makes Ralph and Alice Kramden's Chauncey Street digs in Brooklyn look cozily inviting (Adele Jergens, as the slatternly wife of a neighbor, observes, "Smart people don't live here"); outside, the nighttown is noir at its most exhilaratingly creepy. It's easy to see why the public, on the cusp of the fabulous fifties, shunned this movie, whose unprettiness is uncompromised. But it's as succinct a summing up of the noir vision as anything in the canon. DVD Release Date: February 9th, 2016

Hired Wife - Rosalind Russell and Brian Aherne go through their customary farcical paces in the formula romantic comedy Hired Wife. Russell plays Kendal Browning, the superefficient secretary of business executive Stephen Dexter (Brian Aherne). When Dexter is legally obliged to put his business and its assets in his wife's name, he is momentarily stymied, inasmuch as he has no wife. Rather than enter into a hasty marriage with one of his various amours, Dexter proposes to Kendal, with the firm understanding that their union will be strictly a business arrangement. Is it any surprise that this "in-name-only" set-up culminates in a deep and abiding romance by fade-out time. Also contributing mightily to the overall frivolity is Robert Benchley as Dexter's prudish business partner and Virginia Bruce as a sexy model whom Dexter plans to wed as soon as his financial problems are straightened out, and John Carroll as a temperamental Latin Lover-type-stock characters all, but consummately played. DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2016

Joe Butterfly - Based on a play by Evan Wylie and Jack Ruge, Joe Butterfly also bears the influence of Teahouse of the August Moon. The title character, played by Burgess Meredith, is a wily Japanese wheeler-dealer who offers his services as interpreter to the American GIs occupying postwar Tokyo (where the film was lensed). But Joe's "services" go above and beyond the call of duty, not to mention military protocol. To make certain that the local Army newspaper will continue to meet its deadlines as more and more soldiers march into Japan, Joe sets up the paper's staff in a luxurious private home. Top-billed Audie Murphy plays an army photographer who can't seem to adjust himself to military life, while Kieko Shima portrays Murphy's Japanese sweetheart. While Joe Butterfly is well cast and smartly directed, star Burgess Meredith always felt that the film could have been better had the Universal-International production staff had more faith in the project. DVD Release Date: June 6th, 2016

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

June 20th, 2016


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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 am Belfast [Blu-ray] (Mark Cousins, 2015) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Lee Tracy: RKO 4-Film Collection - Criminal Lawyer, Behind the Headlines, Crashing Hollywood, Fixer Dugan (1937-1939) Warner Archive

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


July 4th, 2016


Absolution [Blu-ray] (Anthony Page, 1978) Kino Lorber

The Adderall Diaries [Blu-ray] (Pamela Romanowsky, 2015) Lionsgate

All Night Long [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1962) RB UK Network

Blood and Black Lace [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1964) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)
Blood and Black Lace (Steelbook) [
Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1964) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

A Chorus Line - 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Richard Attenborough, 1985) RB UK Studiocanal

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

House of Cards - Season 4 [Blu-ray] Sony

House of Cards - Season 4 [Blu-ray] - UK Sony

The In-Laws [Blu-ray] (Arthur Hiller, 1979) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Leaving Las Vegas - 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Mike Figgis, 1995) RB UK Studiocanal

Mei Ren Yu (The Mermaid) [Blu-ray] (Stephen Chow, 2016) Sony

Only Yesterday [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1991) Universal

The Ox-Bow Incident [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1943) RB UK Arrow

The Pack [Blu-ray] (Nick Robertson, 2015) Shout! Factory

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

The Swinging Cheerleaders [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1974) UK Arrow

The Swinging Cheerleaders [Blu-ray] (Jack Hill, 1974) US Arrow

Taking of Pelham One Two Three (42nd Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1974) Kino Lorber

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

William Castle Double Feature - 13 Ghosts / 13 Frightened Girls [Blu-ray] (William Castle, 1960-1963) Mill Creek Entertainment
William Castle Double Feature - Homicidal / Mr. Sardonicus [
Blu-ray] (William Castle, 1961) Mill Creek Entertainment

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


July 11th, 2016


Anomalisa [Blu-ray] (Duke Johnson, Charlie Kaufman, 2015) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

Burroughs: The Movie [Blu-ray] (Howard Brookner, 1983) RB Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Carnival of Souls [Blu-ray] (Herk Harvey, 1962) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cat in the Brain [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1990) Grindhouse Releasing

Crimes of Passion [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1984) UK Arrow

Crimes of Passion [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1984) US Arrow

The Defenders: Season One (Reginald Rose, 1961) Shout! Factory

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

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

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

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

Invisible Invaders [Blu-ray] (Edward L. Cahn, 1959) Kino Lorber

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

Mountains May Depart [Blu-ray] (Jia Zhangke, 2015) Kino Lorber

Mustang [Blu-ray] (Deniz Gamze Ergüven, 2015) RB Curzon Artificial Eye
Napoli, Napoli, Napoli [
Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 2009) Raro Video

The Ox-Bow Incident [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1943) Kino Lorber

Queen of Earth [Blu-ray] (Alex Ross Perry, 2015) RB UK Eureka Video

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

The Sacrifice [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986) RB UK Artificial Eye

Satan's Blade [Blu-ray] (L. Scott Castillo Jr., 1984) RB UK Arrow

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

Van Gogh - The Films of Maurice Pialat: Volume 3 [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1991) Cohen Media

Yellow Sky [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1949) Kino Lorber


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