Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF July 4th, 2011

  This Week's Highlights
Kedi puo mhie ga?  - Another impressive week with Blu-rays including Masters of Cinema, Cronenberg, De Palma, Imamura, Petersen, a silent masterpiece and a vengeful Hobo. While on DVD; Renoir, Rossellini, Preminger, Mackendrick, classic noir and more. The Blue Underground sale hangs around (see HERE). Our calendar updates have films about genetically manufactured Dinosaurs, F.W. Murnau, Pedro Costa, Lucio Fulci, Miklós Jancsó and others - plus a great Criterion Blu-ray prize for this week's contest clip! Au Ag!

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Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy [Blu-ray] - Universal

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Gift Set [Blu-ray] - Universal

Schloss Vogelöd (aka The Haunted Castle - F.W. Murnau, 1921) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa, 2006) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Agent 8 3/4 [Blu-ray] (Ralph Thomas, 1964) VCI Entertainment

Campbell's Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Ralph Thomas, 1957) VCI Entertainment

Little Sparrows (Yu-Hsiu Camille Chen, 2010) FilmMovement

Red Psalm (Miklós Jancsó, 1972) R2 UK Second Run

Our Beloved Month of August (Miguel Gomes, 2008) R2 UK Second Run

The Inspector General (Henry Koster, 1949) Shout! Factory

Vampires, Mummies And Monsters Collection [Roger Corman Cult Classics] (Lady Frankenstein, Time Walker, The Velvet Vampire & Grotesque) Shout! Factory

The Exterminator [Blu-ray] (James Glickenhaus, 1980) Synapse Films

Hellraiser [Blu-ray] (Clive Barker, 1987) Image Entertainment

The Classic Sci-Fi Ultimate Collection Vol. 2 - Cult of the Cobra (1955), Dr. Cyclops (1940), The Land Unknown (1957), The Deadly Mantis (1957) and The Leech Woman (1960) - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Devil Within Her (aka I Don't Want to be Born) (Peter Sasdy, 1975) Scorpion Entertainment

Horror Express [Blu-ray] (Eugenio Martín, 1972) MPI

House By the Cemetery [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) Blue Underground

Hobo with a Shotgun [Blu-ray] (Jason Eisener, 2011) Magnolia

Bad Dreams / Visiting Hours [Double Feature] Shout! Factory

Lourdes [Blu-ray] (Jessica Hausner, 2009) Palisades Tartan

The Colors of the Mountain (Carlos César Arbeláez, 2010) Film Movement

The Stuff (Larry Cohen, 1985) Image Entertainment

The Silent House [Blu-ray] (Gustavo Hernández, 2010) RB UK Optimum

How I Ended This Summer [Blu-ray] (Aleksei Popogrebsky, 2010) RB UK New Wave

Strigoi (Faye Jackson, 2009) R2 UK Eureka

 

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Deep Red [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1975) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
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Blu-ray] (Jorge Grau, 1974) 55% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Jean Epstein's Coeur Fidele knocked me for a loop - what a fabulous film experience via the Moc gang's Blu-ray. De Palma's Obsession ranks close by with the director's own brand of Hitchcockian homage - now available in 1080P. Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot supplies different versions of the incredible film on separate Blu-ray discs in the same package. I've always had a soft-spot for The Shadow with Alec Baldwin and via the new format it vaults highly over the previous SD issues. Imamura's Pigs and Battleships is a must-own from region B for world cinema devotees. More from the campy sector we have David Cronenberg's Scanners and the modernly outrageous Hobo With a Shotgun which should both find an appreciative audience. Bronson as an elite assassin is an enticing enough concept and his fans may wish to indulge in The Mechanic - now on Blu-ray. Speculative 60s science fiction is keen as ever in Crack in the World - but the Blu-ray doesn't advance dynamically over the dual-layered DVD version. In SD we finally cover André de Toth's Noir gem Pitfall. Speaking of Noir we have a strong NTSC version now available for Renoir's mysterious The Woman on the Beach. But both Angel Face (with excellent Tag Gallagher visual essay) and Ulmer's iconic Detour European versions don't scale above region 1 transfers. Roberto Rossellini’s gripping Il Generale Della Rovere is available as the longer, restored Venice Film Festival version via the Arrow Academy in the UK. Eric covers some cheesy Exploitation Cinema: Where Time Began and Encounters in a double feature set as well as the creepy and modern Evil Things. Alexander Mackendrick's A High Wind in Jamaica contains an interesting subtext and Rachel and the Stranger is a solid western focusing on pioneer love! Enjoy!

  THIS WEEK's REVIEWS / COMPARISONS
 

Hobo With a Shotgun BD - A train pulls into the station it's the end of the line. A Hobo jumps from a freight car, hoping for a fresh start in a new city. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an urban hell. This is a world where criminals rule the streets and Drake, the city's crime boss, reigns supreme alongside his sadistic murderous sons, Slick & Ivan. Amidst the chaos, the Hobo comes across a pawn shop window displaying a second hand lawn mower. He dreams of making the city a beautiful place and starting a new life for himself. But as the brutality continues to rage around him, he notices a shotgun hanging above the lawn mower... Quickly, he realizes the only way to make a difference in this town is with that gun in his hand and two shells in its chamber. Blu-ray Release date: July 5th, 2011

Pitfall - By the time he helmed Pitfall in 1948; Hungarian born émigré director André de Toth had a filmography consisting of a handful of largely forgettable films, and was perhaps better know as the one-eyed husband of the beautiful Veronica Lake. Although he’d have limited success later in his career, most notably with the 3-D horror film House of Wax, a growing number of people, myself included, have come to believe that in Pitfall he has created one of the finest, and most unique, entries in the film noir canon. DVD Release Date: May 20th, 2011

Scanners BD - The title of this David Cronenberg sci-fi horror film refers to a group of people who have telekinetic powers that allow... them to read minds and give them the ability to make other people's heads explode. The children of a group of women who took an experimental tranquilizer during their pregnancies, the scanners are now adults and have become outcasts from society. But Darryl (Michael Ironside) decides to create an army of scanners to take over the world. The only person who can stop him is his brother Cameron (Stephen Lack), who wants to forget that he was ever a scanner. Winner of the International Fantasy Film Award at the 1983 Fantasporto Film Festival, Scanners was followed by a pair of sequels, neither of which involved Cronenberg.
Blu-ray Release date: June 10th, 2011

Obsession BD - Michael Courtland is a Southern gentleman who seems to have everything - A successful business, a beautiful wife and an adoring young daughter until a botched kidnapping tears his world apart leaving him widowed, bereaved and bereft. Years later on a trip to Italy, he meets a woman with an uncanny resemblance to his late wife but all is not how it appears as a twisted conspiracy threatens to unhinge his mental shackles, sending him to the knife edge of MADNESS!
Blu-ray Release date: July 11th, 2011

Il Generale Della Rovere - In a magnetic performance, Vittorio De Sica is Emanuele Bardone, an opportunistic rascal in wartime Genoa, conning his fellow Italians and exploiting their tragedies by promising to help find their missing loved ones in exchange for money. But when the Nazis force him to impersonate a dead partisan general in prison to extract information from fellow inmates, Bardone finds himself wrestling with his conscience for the first time. Roberto Rossellini’s gripping drama, a rare box-office breakthrough for the legendary neorealist, is further evidence of the compassionate artistry of one of cinema’s most important voices. DVD Release Date: July 4th, 2011

Pigs and Battleships BD - With this, his fifth film, Shôhei Imamura finally answered his true calling as Japanese cinema's most dedicated and brilliant chronicler of society's underbelly with the astonishing Pigs and Battleships [Buta to gunkan]. A riotous portrait of sub-Yakuza gangsters battling for control of the local pork business in a U.S. Navy-occupied coastal town (Yokosuka), Imamura conjures a chaotic world of petty thugs, young love, tough-headed women, and underworld hypochondria, with one of the most unforgettable climaxes ever to grace the screen. Featuring dynamic black-and-white 'Scope cinematography, the director's typically sly sense of social commentary, and a host of outstanding performances (including Jitsuko Yoshimura from Onibaba), Pigs and Battleships immediately became a cornerstone of the Japanese New Wave and remains perhaps Imamura's most sheerly entertaining work. Pigs and Battleships is a much-loved, major classic of Japanese cinema, and part of the established canon along with Seven Samurai, Onibaba, Kwaidan, Ugetsu monogatari, and Tokyo Story, etc.
Blu-ray Release date: June 27th, 2011

Coeur Fidele BD - Jean Epstein's Coeur fidčle [True Heart] established the great French filmmaker as one of the most inventive directors of the (then still silent) art form. A pared-down tale of a barmaid oppressed by an exploitative foster family who attempt to push her into the arms of an unscrupulous regular-about-town, Marie's heart (exuberantly vivified by Gina Marčs) belongs, as far as she's concerned, to the tenderly blank Jean (Léon Mathot)... Coeur fidčle drives its simple story (which, with its infamous and exhilarating 'carousel sequence', helped pave the way for the narrative tradition of such Murnau masterworks as Sunrise and City Girl) on into the realm of what might be considered an early incarnation of French poetic realism all while still anticipating Epstein's magical, post-surrealist, later works.
Blu-ray Release date: June 27th, 2011

Crack in the World BD - Crack in the World (1965) was made by expatriate American producer Philip Yordan in follow-up to Day of the Triffids (1962). A corking piece of speculative 60s science fiction, the project began with an original script by British writer Jon Manchip White. Recalling the apocalyptic excesses of the sci-fi classic When Worlds Collide (1950), the property was rewritten by Julian Halvey when Yordan secured the services of special effects pioneer (and occasional film director) Eugčne Lourié to act as production designer and director of special effects. Briskly directed by Andrew Marton and smartly scripted, Crack in the World focuses on a Camelot-like love triangle that forms among a team of international geophysicists who have burrowed deep into the earth in search of a clean source of energy and “a life of plenty for all mankind.” Blu-ray Release Date: July 5th, 2011

Exploitation Cinema: Where Time Began - Encounters - Where Time Began: British vintage matinee idol Kenneth More stars as Otto Lindenbrock, a professor who decides to go to the center of the world to check out the sights. He encounters a big funky turtle, a groovy mushroom, a funky monkey, and some massive dinosaurs in this film made by horror mastermind Juan Piquer Simon (Pieces, Pod People). This is the longer euro-cut! Encounters with the Unknown? Rod Serling narrates a shocking trilogy of UHF television level thrills! A vengeful mother out to get payback for her son’s death; an inbred son’s dog that goes to hell; a dead girl’s ghost that hitches a ride…All 3 terror stories are told and then retold at the end for those people that didn’t get the punch line the first. DVD Release Date: March 8th, 2011

The Woman on the Beach - Recuperating coast guard Lieutenant Scott Burnett (Robert Ryan) has his head turned from wholesome fiancé Eve (Nan Leslie) for a non-consummated affair-of-the-heart with comely Peggy Butler (Joan Bennett) wife of a famous painter who is now blind (Charles Bickford). Peggy is held psychological prisoner in the marriage over guilt that she may have caused his blindness so the Lieutenant tries to prove he is faking. The mood is quintessential noir and although the plot is sparse the mysterious atmosphere, performances and overly-powerful score carry the film. DVD Release Date: June 21st, 2011

Das Boot BD - Wolfgang Petersen's harrowing and claustrophobic U-boat thriller Das Boot was released as both a theatrical film and a six-hour mini-series, and remains the most expensive production ever made by a German studio. This epic story became an instant classic on its first release, provoking critical and audience acclaim worldwide for its sympathetic and entirely truthful portrayal of a German U-boat crew. Faithfully adapted from the bestselling novel by Lothar-Günther Buchheim, Petersen and his committed cast (led by the amazing Jürgen Prochnow) were concerned to ensure that every detail was rendered with painstaking accuracy--both physical and psychological--and the result is not only the best submarine drama ever made but also arguably the finest cinematic portrait of men at war and the terrible madness they must endure.
Blu-ray Release date: July 5th, 2011

Detour - The kind of film (made in six days, almost entirely in a Poverty Row studio, its extensive road scenes shot with back projection) that would be impossible to make today, even as a TV movie. Now it would require 100% locations (the 'art' of studio shooting having been discredited and thus lost), and the minimal narrative would never justify a go-ahead (pianist Neal is bumming from New York to rejoin his girl in California until tripped by hostile fate and the literally amazing femme fatale Savage). Neither pure thriller nor pure melodrama (though it has its true complement of doomed lovers, dead bodies, and a cruel sexual undertow), on an emotional level it most resembles the wonderful purple-pulp fiction of David Goodis. Passion joins with folly to produce termite art par excellence. DVD Release Date: December 6th, 2006

The Mechanic BD - Based on the story by Lewis John Carlino, Bronson plays Arthur Bishop, a hit-man in California who is the best in his career. "The Killer of Killers"! Bishop, even hitting old age, is still the best at what he does, but his work as a cold-hearted assassin start to hit him and after a hit on a good-friend Henry McKenna, he suffers a breakdown and realizes a back-up wouldn't be so bad. He then discovers a protégé in Steve McKenna (Henry's twenty-ish year old son) strangely interested in Bishop's work. Bishop finds Steve as the perfect candidate and he is taken under Bishop's wing learning everything he knows. The hiring soon becomes a mistake when "The Organization" realize Bishop has made the choice to hire McKenna on his own, which is violating the code. What will happen next? Blu-ray Release date: April 14th, 2011

The Shadow BD - Based on the radio and pulp-magazine series of the 1930s, 'The Shadow' Universal movie never really had a chance at the box-office competing with the likes of comic book superstardom in 'Batman' or trampy Madonna in 'Dick Tracy'. Alec Baldwin is his usual arrogant self in full bravado while playing Lamont Crantson and his alter-ego 'The Shadow'. I truly enjoyed this film with limited special effects, not attempting to overshadow (pun) the narrative that harkens to that pulp era many moons ago. I was truly captivated, but it is probably showing my age so I won't recommend it to all, just those who like an innocent, young boys adventure story with mystery and a sci-fi element lurking behind every corner. Crackerjack...
Blu-ray Release Date: May 6th, 2011

A High Wind in Jamaica - Richard Hughes' classic 1929 novel is transformed into a magnificent film adaptation by revered director Alexander Mackendrick (Sweet Smell of Success, The Ladykillers, Whisky Galore). Two British parents living in the West Indies in the 1870s decide to send their children home to be schooled in England. However, when their ship is attacked by pirates and the children are accidentally transferred onto the enemy vessel, their presence begins to stir up trouble amongst the superstitious crew. Featuring wonderful turns from Anthony Quinn (La strada, Lawrence of Arabia, Zorba the Greek), James Coburn (The Magnificent Seven, The Great Escape), and Deborah Baxter (The Wind and the Lion) in a remarkable debut performance as Emily, this is a thrilling adventure classic and a subtle, captivating look at the boundaries of childhood perception. Eureka is proud to present the first ever home viewing release in the UK of the acclaimed pirate adventure classic for the whole family A High Wind in Jamaica (Based on classic novel of the same name by Richard Hughes, a staple of school reading lists). DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2011

Evil Things - It's Miriam's (Elyssa Mersdorf) 21st birthday and her four friends Tanya (Torrey Weiss), Cassy (Laurel Casillo), Mark (Morgan Hooper), and aspiring filmmaker Leo (Ryan Maslyn) are joining her for a week at her vacationing aunt's snowbound country home. As if traveling for hours in a snowstorm were bad enough, they are also stalked by a tinted van which nearly drives them off the road and then follows them through town. Frazzled, they arrive at the house only to find that the power is not working, fortunately Miriam's Aunt Gail (Gail Cadden) drops by to provide a false scare and turn on the juice. The next day they go exploring and get lost in the woods, not making it back to the house until well after nightfall. DVD Release Date: August 9th, 2011

Rachel and the Stranger - The picture started uneventfully enough. In 1947, Robert Mitchum, whose star was on the rise, and William Holden, back from the war and looking for a career re-charge, were cast opposite screen veteran Loretta Young in a pleasant frontier story about a recently widowed man (Holden) who buys a servant girl (Young) as his wife to help him care for his home and raise his young son. With their grief still fresh, the two won't accept the new woman in their lives as anything more than a servant. They treat her coldly until a waggish roaming scout (Mitchum) comes along and begins to court her; the husband soon begins to see Rachel in a whole new light. DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2010

Angel Face - This intense Freudian melodrama by Otto Preminger (1953) is one of the forgotten masterworks of film noir. Jean Simmons, beautifully blank, plays the ultimate femme fatale, a rich girl who seduces her beefcake chauffeur (Robert Mitchum) when daddy (Herbert Marshall) resists her advances. The film is a disturbingly cool, rational investigation of the terrors of sexuality, much as Preminger's later masterpiece Bunny Lake Is Missing is a detached appraisal of childhood horrors. The sets, characters, and actions are extremely stylized, yet Preminger's moving camera gives them a frightening unity and fluidity, tracing a straight, clean line to a cliff top for one of the most audacious endings in film history. DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2005
 

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

July 4th, 2011

 

13 Assassins [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2010) Magnolia Pictures

Das Boot (2-disc) [Blu-ray] (Wolfgang Petersen, 1981) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Crack in the World [Blu-ray] (Andrew Marton, 1965) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) RB UK Optimum

Il generale della Rovere (Roberto Rossellini, 1959) R2 UK Arrow Academy (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hannie Caulder [Blu-ray] (Burt Kennedy, 1972) Olive Films

Hobo with a Shotgun [Blu-ray] (Jason Eisener, 2011) Magnolia (BEAVER REVIEW)

Honeymoon in Vegas [Blu-ray] (Andrew Bergman, 1992) MGM

Illégal (Olivier Masset-Depasse, 2010) Film Movement

The Kingdom I & II - Original Broadcast Edition (Lars Von Trier) R2 UK Second Sight Films

New York, New York [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1977) RB FR Fox Pathe

Norwegian Wood [Blu-ray] (Anh Hung Tran, 2010) RB UK Soda Pictures Ltd.

Of Gods and Men [Blu-ray] (Xavier Beauvois, 2011) Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Pack (Franck Richard, 2010) R2 UK Icon Home Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Sacrifice [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1986) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wake Wood [Blu-ray] (David Keating, 2011) Dark Sky (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

July 11th, 2011

 

Animal Kingdom [Blu-ray] (David Michôd, 2010) RB UK Optimum (BEAVER REVIEW)

Battle Beyond the Stars [Blu-ray] (Jimmy T. Murakami, 1980) Shout! Factory

The Body Snatcher (Robert Wise, 1945) R2 UK Odeon Entertainment

Brazil [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1985) Universal

Buster Keaton - Short Films Collection: 1920 - 1923 (3-Disc Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] - Kino

Damnation Alley [Blu-ray] (Jack Smight, 1977) Shout! Factory

Essential Killing [Blu-ray] (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010) UK Artificial Eye

Insidious [Blu-ray] (James Wan, 2011) Film District

The Lincoln Lawyer [Blu-ray] (Brad Furman, 2011) Lionsgate

My Dog Tulip (Paul Fierlinger, Sandra Fierlinger, 2009) R2 UK Axiom Films

Naked [Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1993) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Obsession [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1976) Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Patagonia [Blu-ray] (Marc Evans, 2010) Verve Pictures

Rango [Blu-ray] (Gore Verbinski, 2011) Paramount Pictures

Set the Piano Stool on Fire (Mark Kidel, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Szindbád (Zoltán Huszárik, 1971) R2 UK Second Run DVD

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) Strand Releasing

Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives [Blu-ray] (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2010) Strand Releasing

Whisky Galore [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1949) RB UK Optimum

Women in Prison Triple Pack - Chained Heat (1983), Red Heat (1985), Jungle Warriors (1984) - Panik House (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

July 18th, 2011

 

Amélie [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) Miramax Lionsgate

Beauty and the Beast [Blu-ray] (Jean Cocteau, 1946) Criterion Collection

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (Fritz Lang, 1956) R2 UK Exposure Cinema

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas [Blu-ray] (Mark Herman, 2008) Miramax Lionsgate

Boyz n the Hood [Blu-ray] (John Singleton, 1991) Sony Pictures

Chocolat [Blu-ray] (Lasse Hallström, 2000) Miramax Lionsgate

Deep End [Blu-ray] (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970) RB UK BFI Video

Deep End (3-disc Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970) RB UK BFI Video

Desert Flower [Blu-ray] (Sherry Horman, 2009) Arts Alliance Amer

The Funhouse (Tobe Hooper, 1981) R2 UK Arrow Video

The Funhouse [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1981) R2 UK Arrow Video

House of the Rising Sun [Blu-ray] (Brian Miller, 2011) Lions Gate

Limitless [Blu-ray] (Neil Burger, 2011) 20th Century Fox

The Music Room (Satyajit Ray, 1959) Criterion Collection
The Music Room
[Blu-ray] (Satyajit Ray, 1959) Criterion Collection

Potiche [Blu-ray] (François Ozon, 2010) Music Box Films

Requiem for a Village [Blu-ray] (David Gladwell, 1975) RB UK BFI Video

Skidoo (Otto Preminger, 1968) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (Peter Liechti, 2009) Lorber Films

Went the Day Well? [Blu-ray] (Alberto Cavalcanti, 1942) RB UK Optimum

 

July 25th, 2011

 

5th Ave Girl (Gregory La Cava, 1939) R2 UK Odeon Entertainment

American Grindhouse / Nightmares in Red, White & Blue: Double Feature - Lorber Films

National Lampoon's Animal House [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1978) Region FREE Universal Pictures UK

Apa - The Father (István Szabó, 1966) R2 UK Second Run

The Blues Brothers [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1980) Universal Studios

The Call of the Wild [Blu-ray] (Ken Annakin, 1972) Universum Film

Dante's Peak [Blu-ray] (Roger Donaldson, 1997) Universal Studios

High and Low [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1963) Criterion Collection

A High Wind in Jamaica (Alexander Mackendrick, 1965) R2 UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Kremlin Letter (John Huston, 1970) R2 UK Eureka Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lake Mungo (Joel Anderson, 2008) R2 UK Second Sight Films

The Last Man on Earth [Blu-ray] (Ubaldo Ragona, 1964) RB DE Savoy Film

Léon Morin, Priest (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1961) Criterion Collection
Léon Morin, Priest [
Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1961) Criterion Collection

Life During Wartime (Todd Solondz, 2009) Criterion Collection
Life During Wartime [
Blu-ray] (Todd Solondz, 2009) Criterion Collection

Love Like Poison (Katell Quillévéré, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Mao's Last Dancer [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 2009) 20th Century Fox

Monamour [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2006) Cult Epics

Source Code [Blu-ray] (Duncan Jones, 2011) Summit Entertainment

Taking Off [Blu-ray](Milos Forman, 1971) Koch Media

To Be Twenty (Fernando Di Leo, 1978) - Raro Video USA

 

 

     
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