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OF July 12th, 2010

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The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998) - Criterion Collection
The Thin Red Line [Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 1998) - Criterion Collection

Charade [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1963) - Criterion Collection

Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Nagisa Oshima, 1983) - Criterion Collection
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[Blu-ray] (Nagisa Oshima, 1983) - Criterion Collection

Breathless [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) - Criterion Collection

Eclipse Series 24: The Actuality Dramas of Allan King - Criterion Collection

French Cancan w/Eng subs [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1954) RB FR Gaumont

Alien Anthology (6-disc) [Blu-ray] - RB FR Fox Pathe Europa

La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet [Blu-ray] (Frederick Wiseman, 2009) RB FR Editions Montparnasse

"Middletown" (Peter Davis etc, 1982) Icarus Films

Barking Dogs Never Bite (Joon-ho Bong, 2000) Magnolia

Legong - Dance of the Virgins (Henri de la Falaise, 1935) Milestone

Canary (Alejandro Adams, 2009) Watchmaker Films

Centurion [Blu-ray] (Neil Marshall, 2010) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Shelter [Blu-ray] (Måns Mårlind + Björn Stein, 2010) RB UK Icon Entertainment

Perrier's Bounty [Blu-ray] (Ian Fitzgibbon, 2009) RB UK Elevation Sales

Cul-de-sac (remastered) (Roman Polanski, 1966) R2 UK - Odeon Entertainment

Hierro [Blu-ray] (Gabe Ibáñez, 2009) RB UK Elevation Sales

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) [Blu-ray] (Tom Six, 2009) RB UK Bounty Films

Robert Kramer : Millestones - Ice - R2 FR Arcades Video

Delicatessen [Blu-ray] (Marc Caro + Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1991) Lionsgate Home Entertainment

7 Days (Ronit Elkabetz + Shlomi Elkabetz, 2008) MPI

Mercy (Patrick Hoelck, 2009) MPI

I'm Gonna Explode (Gerardo Naranjo, 2008) MPI

The Killer Inside Me [Blu-ray] (Michael Winterbottom, 2010) MPI

Knock on Wood (Melvin Frank + Norman Panama, 1954) Olive Films

The Final Girl (Todd Verow, 2010) Breaking Glass Pictures

Sword Masters: Mighty Peking Man [Blu-ray] (Meng Hua Ho, 1977) Well Go USA

Afterschool (Antonio Campos, 2008) MPI

Alamar (Pedro Gonzalez-Rubio , 2009) Film Movement

Bomber (Paul Cotter, 2009) Film Movement

Antonio das Mortes (Glauber Rocha, 1969) Mr Bongo Films

Secret Agent Aka Danger Man: The Complete Collection - A + E Home Video

Still Life (Harun Farocki, 1997) Facets

Perrier's Bounty (Ian Fitzgibbon, 2009) MPI

Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (12-disc) - Warner

(Untitled) [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Parker, 2009) Screen Media

Death at a Funeral [Blu-ray] (Neil LaBute, 2010) Sony

Lebanon [Blu-ray] (Samuel Maoz, 2009) RB UK Metrodome Group

The Magnificent Seven [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1960) RB UK

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): As far as Blu-ray go this week - I had a ball with Hammer Studios Paranoiac - put out by Eureka in a region FREE 1080P transfer. Let's hope for many more - especially at this reasonable price. Despite Keaton's Steamboat Bill, Jr. looking a shade 'lighter' than anticipated - it was a hilarious viewing experience - worthy of initiating any film night. The remake of Assault on Precinct 13 may not be for all tastes but I admit to getting swept up in the action. It reminded me of Walter Hill's work. Okay - onto DVD and plenty of Film Noir! Yes, there are no in-depth extras on Warner's 8-feature Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 5 BUT we are talking less than $5/movie and these are GREAT flics! It's an incredibly valuable package. A must-own. Don't hesitate. Okay shut-up Gary. Extras are not in the cards for niche DVD these days - are they? but that won't stop me extolling Olive films tri-fecta of, previously unreleased Noir classics - Heston's feature debut in Dark City, Alan Ladd's last dark cinema labeled work; Appointment With Danger, and Rudolph Maté's forgotten Union Station. Each is dual layered with strong transfers. Gregory visits some past released, noirish, Storm Warning (where the stars shine), the highly debatable Monkey on My Back and the woman-centered noir Crime of Passion. You sometimes must separate the noir gold viewings with something totally... different. The sci-fi, apocalyptic love-triangle in Crack in the World does the job. Hannie Caulder has a less revealing Raquel Welch in western garb but keeping in the crime-drama mold we can give an encouraging thumbs up to Italian The Girl by the Lake - an excellent mystery. Belmondo is Belmondo in quasi-politico Le Professionnel - an imperfect release but the best available to date - this is also a very strong film! Leonard revisits both Cronenberg's The Fly and the Director's Cut of Troy - both in Blu-ray. I shouldn't leave this till last because I enjoyed it very much - Chicago: the Original 1927 Film has a very cool edge - great characters and edgy story. It's all good. Enjoy!


Assault on Precinct 13 BD - There are some places where you don't want to be trapped, and Detroit's 13th Precinct on New Year's Eve is one of them. Initially, there are only four people there - a group too thin to be labeled as a "skeleton crew." The precinct only has a few hours of life left. At midnight, it's due to be closed down to make way for the spiffy new 21st. Outside, a major snowstorm rages. Inside, Sgt. Jake Roenick (Ethan Hawke); his retiring buddy, Jasper O'Shea (Brian Dennehy); the precinct's horny secretary, Iris (Drea de Matteo); and Jake's shrink, Dr. Alex Sabian (Maria Bello), are preparing to watch Dick Clark ring in 2005. Blu-ray Release date: July 13th, 2010

Hannie Caulder - The wild west gets wilder when Raquel Welch (Fantastic Voyage) saddles up in HANNIE CAULDER, a sagebrush saga that combines hard-hitting action with the rowdiness of three of the most wicked villains ever to ride the lone prairie, played by Ernest Borgnine (The Wild Bunch), Jack Elam (Support Your Local Sheriff) Strother Martin (Cool Hand Luke). Welch is Hannie, a woman sworn to vengeance after she’s raped and widowed. At first, she has more heart than know-how, but once a bounty hunter (Robert Culp) arrives in town, he teaches her how to use a gun. Hannie straps on her .45 and sets out to put a few notches in its handle. DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Crack in the World - This DVD from Paramount/Olive Films marks the Region 1 debut of Crack in the World (1965), 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) Eugène Lourié to act as production designer and director of special effects. DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Dark City - After losing his company’s $5,000 cashier’s check in a crooked card game, a stranger in Chicago commits suicide. The group of gamblers, with Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) as a member, worries about the dangers of cashing the check, but this becomes the least of their worries when the head of the group is found hanged. Police Captain Garvey (Dean Jagger) concludes the hanging to be a case of homicide and discovers that the stranger had a mentally deranged brother who is out to avenge his brother’s death. Fran (Lizabeth Scott), a torch singer desperately in love with Danny, begs him to runaway with her. This classic film noir also features the stars of Dragnet, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, as Danny’s gambling partners. DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Appointment With Danger - Postal Inspector Al Goddard (Alan Ladd) is assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The only witness to the crime is Sister Augustine (Phyllis Calvert), who identifies the photograph of one of the assailants. This leads Goddard to a seedy hotel where he learns that the assailant is a member of a gang headed by Earl Boettiger (Paul Stewart), and he soon discovers that the gang is planning a million dollar mail robbery. This classic film noir also features the stars of Dragnet, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, as Stewart’s Henchmen. This was Alan Ladd’s final Film Noir and was directed by Lewis Allen (The Uninvited). DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Union Station - Returning to the city from her wealthy employer residence, Joyce Willecombe (Nancy Olson), spots two armed men on the train. She reports them to the conductor who radios in to the Station’s police. Once at Union station she points out the men to Lt. William Calhoun (William Holden), head of the station’s police squad and they find out that the gunmen are members of a gang who have kidnapped her employer’s blind daughter and are seeking a $100,000 ransom. The Chicago police headed by inspector Donnelly (Barry Fitzgerald), and the FBI are both called in. The action in this classic Film Noir culminates in a chase through the station’s underground tunnels. Directed by Rudolph Maté (D.O.A.). DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Le Professionnel - French secret agent Joss Baumont (Belmondo) has been assigned the treacherous task of killing an African president; but, in a series of drastic political changes, the mission is negated. The tables turn on Baumont, as those who assigned him turn him in to the African authorities. Sentenced to long-term imprisonment, Baumont makes a daring escape with the intention of fulfilling the Secret Service’s murderous request as a reprisal and setting up a thrilling showdown. DVD Release Date: July 20th, 2010

The Girl by the Lake - It swept Italy's Academy Awards, won the Venice Film Festival s top acting prize for star Toni Servillo (IL DIVO, GOMORRA) and remains one of the most acclaimed mystery thrillers in years: When a beautiful young girl is found murdered in an idyllic Northern Italy village, Inspector Giovanni Sanzio (Servillo) is called in from the capital to investigate. But in a small town where nobody is what they seem, anyone could be capable of homicide and everyone may be hiding a dark secret...including Inspector Sanzio. Valeria Golino (FRIDA), Fabrizio Gifuni (THE BEST OF YOUTH) and Omero Antonutti (PADRE PADRONE) co-star in this startling drama the breakthrough debut from co-writer/director Andrea Molaioli based on the bestselling Inspector Sejer novel Don t Look Back by Karin Fossum. DVD Release Date: July 13th, 2010

Paranoiac BD - A forgotten gem from the legendary Hammer Studios, available for the first time on home video in the UK, this sinister classic spins a gruesome web of unhappy families. It is three weeks before the Ashby siblings Simon (Oliver Reed), a brutish alcoholic, and Eleanor (Janette Scott), a nervous wreck, are to come into their late parents' inheritance. While Simon plans to have his sister certified insane and locked away, Eleanor keeps seeing the lurking figure of their long-dead brother Tony around the estate. Who or what is this apparition, and does he threaten to reveal skeletons in the closet (and elsewhere)? A massively entertaining horror treat in the best English Gothic tradition, Paranoiac features a superbly oily lead performance from a young Oliver Reed, stunning black & white Cinemascope photography, an ingenious script by Jimmy Sangster, and gripping direction by the great Freddie Francis. Blu-ray Release date: July 26th, 2010

Film Noir Classic Collection, Vol. 5 - Out of the vaults and into the light: a fascinating 4-Disc Set showcasing 8 genre gems rich with the intensity and diversity of noir! Disc 1 wreaks revenge, with Dick Powell on the hunt in Cornered and Steve Brodie on the lam in Desperate. Caught-in-the-act immediacy highlights Disc 2’s corruption exposé The Phenix City Story and the hostage drama Dial 1119. Disc 3 turns procedural with noir ace Charles McGraw bulldogging the perps of an Armored Car Robbery then turns to social-conscience filmmaking with Crime in the Streets (John Cassavetes and Sal Mineo star). An unfatale femme is rare in noir but invaluable when strong dames help their men out of jams, as do Disc 4’s Susan Hayward in Deadline at Dawn and Virginia Mayo in Backfire. Step into the shadows and suspense. DVD Release Date: July 13th, 2010

Fighting Delinquents - When a drunk-driving gangster accidentally kills the owner of a billboard company with his car, the old man's daughter and his staff (all orphaned young men) balk at the modest compensation offered up by his lawyer. Sadao (singer Koji Wada) confronts the man and ends up with his picture in the paper for smashing up the man's office. The picture catches the eye of an attorney who has been searching for the lost heir to the Matsudaira clan of Awaji island (which, coincidentally, the Yakuza man has plans to develop into the "Monaco of Japan"). Sadao and his orphaned buddies show attempt to prevent his aged grandmother from being shaken down by the gangster, his goons, and his lawyers. DVD Release Date: March 26th, 2007

Cry 'Havoc' - The priorities are clear for Army nurses on Bataan Peninsula in 1942. Take your quinine, malaria is rampant. Make do, supplies will not arrive. Stay strong, despite the overwhelming odds. The nation was shaken by the plight of U.S. and Filipino forces in the early days of America's World War II involvement, and Hollywood responded with three powerful 1943 films about that conflict: Bataan, So Proudly We Hail! and Cry "Havoc," a tale of courage and camaraderie featuring an all-female credited cast. Margaret Sullavan portrays the overworked head nurse guiding an inexperienced staff of civilian volunteers: a burlesque queen (Joan Blondell) , a waitress (Ann Sothern), a Southern belle, a socialite and more - all heroes. DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2010

Steamboat Bill, Jr. BD - The last of the independent features made in the prime of Buster Keaton's career, STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. is a large-scale follow-up to The General, substituting a Mississippi paddlewheel for the locomotive, and replacing the spectacle of the Civil War with a catastrophic hurricane. Keaton stars as William Canfield, Jr., a Boston collegian who returns to his deep-southern roots to reunite with his father, a crusty riverboat captain (Ernest Torrence) who is engaged in a bitter rivalry with a riverboat king coincidentally, the father of Willie s sweetheart (Marion Byron). Keaton s athleticism and gift for inventive visual humor are in top form, and the cyclone that devastates a town (and sends houses literally crashing down around him) is perhaps the most ambitious, awe-inspiring and hilarious slapstick sequence ever created. Blu-ray Release date: July 6th, 2010

The Fly BD - Science journalist, Veronica Quaife, meets Seth Brundle at a science convention. Brundle promises her to show her something that will "change the world and human life as we know it." Later that night at his laboratory/loft, he delivers. Veronica wants to tell the world – not, thank God, because the public has a right to know – but because she is genuinely excited about his breakthrough: Seth has been able to electrically teleport an object across the room. He persuades her to put off publishing until he feels finished, until he can do with the animate what he is able to do with the inanimate, while she gets to document the adventure. It's an intimate association that leads to insight, invention and tragedy. By accident, a fly is in the telepod when Seth puts himself through and the two bond at the molecular level. The results have been made famous in a number of venues, but none so desperate as in Cronenberg's film. Blu-ray Release date: October 9th, 2007

Troy (Director's Cut) BD - Just as Agamemnon subdues the last of the Grecian kingdoms, his brother, Manelaus, king of Sparta, implores him to attack Troy to wrest his wife, Helen, from the clutches of the youth, Paris, who has stolen her from under his very house. Agamemnon's thirst for dominion is thereby kick-started by Paris's brazen act, since undefeated Troy, which lies across the sea, has always been outside of his grasp. Now he has the excuse to rally all his armies to an attack. But for his plan to succeed he requires the aid of Achilles and his Myrmidons. Achilles, Agamemnon is always quick to point out, fights for no king save his own heroic destiny, and so he enlists the aid of Odysseus to persuade Achilles. Blu-ray Release date: September 18th, 2007

Storm Warning - Somewhere during preproduction the top dogs at Warner Bros. lost their nerve, and Storm Warning’s script was declawed and defanged. Even its bark is oddly meek. The studio congratulated itself in its advertising for making a film “as startling as the screen has dared to be,” but for a purported exposé of the Ku Klux Klan the film is as hard-hitting as 40 lashes with a wet noodle. To “take on” the Klan and then omit any mention of its racism or religious bigotry—presenting instead cracker Fascists as garden-variety goons keeping their town clean of “Northern” influence—smacks of cowardice. Especially compared to another film made across town at virtually the same time, Fox’s No Way Out (1950), an unflinching take on racism that reaches far beyond the Mason-Dixon Line. DVD Release Date: August 15, 2006

Crime of Passion - Crime of Passion is an amazingly bold film for its time. Not only does the plot effectively eviscerate the American Dream, but it also laces the drama with two contrasting visions of female relationships. On one hand, there are the wives of the police department--giddy, silly, bitchy vacuous women who seem bred for lives of conspicuous consumption (note the lengthy manicure session Kathy has with Alice Pope), and then there are ‘other’ women--the hard-edged kind who struggle and fight their way in the male-dominated workplace: Kathy, the female justice of the peace, and two female cab drivers, for example. DVD Release Date: December 2nd, 2003

Chicago: the Original 1927 Film - Like the musical Chicago that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original 1927 version descends from a 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. It’s a terrifically entertaining mix of humor and melodrama as well as a pungent critique of trash journalism. Frank Urson signed Chicago as director, although it is substantially the work of Cecil B. DeMille and his A-list technical staff. (DeMille apparently judged it unseemly to take full credit for this cynical and secular story while his religious spectacle The King of Kings was still in theatres!) Chicago is silent filmmaking at its peak, with an outstanding score for this edition by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. The 1927 Chicago was long believed a lost film, but a perfect print survived in Cecil B. DeMille’s private collection. Restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006, it has since been widely performed to rapturous audiences. DVD Release Date: July 6th, 2010

The Grissom Gang - Robert Aldrich's Bonnie & Clyde-style rural gangster epic tells the story of the Ma Barker gang from a different angle and comes up as one of his less exciting movies. The performances are all good but the film lacks a sense of humor or other hook to keep us interested for its unusually long running time. Kim Darby and Scott Wilson's star-crossed 'romance' is doomed from the outset, so there's little fun to be had on the way. And Aldrich's hard-slugging style often overpowers the material. DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 2004

Monkey on My Back - UNITED ARTISTS' involvements with narcotics addiction films and the concomitant disapproval of the Production Code people have yet to result in any startlingly dramatic revelations. It will be recalled that in December, 1955, the company defiantly released without a Production Code seal Otto Preminger's "The Man With the Golden Arm," starring Frank Sinatra as the harrowed "junkie" of the title. There was no record of any major dislocation of the nation's cultural habits following its appearance on our screens. DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2005

King Frat / Cheering Section - Hearse-driving Pi Kappa Delta is the rowdiest and crudest fraternity at Yellowstream University (so named after the dispossessed local Native American tribe's reaction to being banished upstream). On their first day back on campus, they moon the university's present to death. His replacement is a former prison warden who plans to straighten out the students and faculty (although it is mentioned that his similar plan with the prison resulted in it being burned to the ground). Pi Kappa Delta drink (and drink) and fart their way through the rest of the film's loose series of vignettes under the uninspired direction of poor Ken Weiderhorn has done much better than this ANIMAL HOUSE cash-in (SHOCK WAVES is a minor horror masterpiece and EYES OF A STRANGER was an okay Hitchcockian hommage - with Tom Savini gore - by the producers of FRIDAY THE 13TH). DVD Release Date: October 6th, 2009

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

July 12th, 2010


Assault on Precinct 13 [Blu-ray] (Jean-François Richet, 2005) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)
Baseline [
Blu-ray] (Brendon O'Loughlin, 2010) R'B' UK - Optimum
Chloe [
Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 2009) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eric Rohmer - Moral Tales - R2 - UK Artificial Eye

Film Noir Classics Collection 5 (Cornered, Desperate, Phenix City Story, Deadline at Dawn, Armored Car Robbery, Crime in the Streets, Dial 1119 + Backfire) - Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Formosa Betrayed (Adam Kane, 2009) - Screen Media

The Girl By the Lake (Andrea Molaioli, 2007) MPI (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Greatest [Blu-ray] (Shana Feste, 2009) - National Entertainment Media

Greenberg [Blu-ray] (Noah Baumbach, 2010) Focus Features

The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel, 2008) R2 UK Drakes Avenue

Hotel (Jessica Hausner, 2004) R2 UK Artificial Eye

In Bruges [Blu-ray] (Martin McDonagh, 2008) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Insomnia [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2002) Warner

Jet Li 8 Film Set - Asia Vision

Landfall (Ken Annakin, 1949) R2 UK Optimum Home Entertainment

Leap Year [Blu-ray] (Anand Tucker, 2010) R'B' UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

Lourdes [Blu-ray] (Jessica Hausner, 2009) RB UK Artificial Eye

Lovely Rita (Jessica Hausner, 2001) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Middle of Nowhere [Blu-ray] (John Stockwell, 2008) Image Entertainment

Terribly Happy (Henrik Ruben Genz , 2010) - Oscilloscope Laboratories (BEAVER REVIEW)

Two Films by Yasujiro Ozu (The Only Son/There Was a Father) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Unpolished (Pia Marais, 2007) R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)

Zift (Javor Gardev, 2008) MPI



July 19th, 2010


Barking Dogs Never Bite (Joon-ho Bong, 2000) Magnolia

Bitter Springs (Ralph Smart, 1950) R2 UK Elevation Sales

Black Narcissus (Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger, 1947) Criterion Collection

Black Narcissus [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger, 1947) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bong Joon-Ho Collection (4-disc) Magnolia

Chloe [Blu-ray] (Atom Egoyan, 2009) RB UK Optimum Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Early Summer [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951) R'B' UK BFI

Entre nos (Gloria La Morte + Paola Mendoza, 2009) IndiePix Films

Forbidden World (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Allan Holzman, 1982) Shout! Factory

Forbidden World [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Allan Holzman, 1982) Shout! Factory

Galaxy Of Terror (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Bruce D. Clark, 1981) Shout! Factory

Galaxy Of Terror [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) (Bruce D. Clark, 1981) Shout! Factory

Jack Cardiff - Cameraman (Craig McCall, 2009) R2 UK Elevation Sales

Late Spring [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949) R'B' UK BFI

Mother (Joon-Ho Bong, 2009) Magnolia

Mother [Blu-ray] (Joon-Ho Bong, 2009) - Magnolia

The Olympiad (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938) R2 UK Alba Home Vision

The Professional (Georges Lautner, 1981) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Red Shoes (Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger, 1948) Criterion Collection

The Red Shoes [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell + Emeric Pressburger, 1948) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Repo Men [Blu-ray] (Miguel Sapochnik, 2010) Universal Pictures

The Runaways [Blu-ray] (Floria Sigismondi, 2010) - Sony

"Tin Man" [Blu-ray] (2007) - Rhi Entertainment

Tokyo Story [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu, 1953) R'B' UK BFI

The Wronged Man (Tom McLoughlin, 2010) Sony Pictures



July 26th, 2010


Appointment With Danger (Lewis Allen, 1951) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Art of the Steal (Don Argott, 2009) MPI

The Burnt House [Blu-ray] (Adam Ahlbrandt, 2009) - Invincible Pictures

Clash of the Titans [Blu-ray] (Louis Leterrier, 2010) Warner

Crack in the World (Andrew Marton, 1965) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cul-de-sac (remastered) (Roman Polanski, 1966) R2 UK - Odeon Entertainment

Dark City (William Dieterle, 1950) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Death Kappa - [Blu-ray] (Tomoo Haraguchi, 2010) - Tokyo Shock

Don't Look Up [Blu-ray] (Fruit Chan, 2009) - Koch Entertainment

Eclipse Series 22: Presenting Sacha Guitry (The story of a Cheat, The Pearls of the Crown, Desire, Quadrille) - Criterion

Fantastic Planet [Blu-ray] (René Laloux, 1973) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Girl in Blue (George Kaczender, 1973) Scorpion

Hannie Caulder (Burt Kennedy, 1971) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hierro [Blu-ray] (Gabe Ibáñez, 2009) RB UK Elevation Sales

Home (Ursula Meier, 2008) Kino

Home [Blu-ray] (Ursula Meier, 2008) Kino

Ip Man [Blu-ray] (Wilson Yip, 2008) Well Go USA

Johnny Handsome [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1989) Lions Gate

The Lacemaker (Claude Goretta, 1977) R2 UK Axiom

Lock Up [Blu-ray] (John Flynn, 1989) Lions Gate

No One Knows about Persian Cats (Bahman Ghobadi, 2009) R2 UK Network

No One Knows About Persian Cats [Blu-ray] (Bahman Ghobadi, 2009) RB UK - Network

Paranoiac [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1963) Region FREE UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Picnic At Hanging Rock - The Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Peter Weir, 1975) RB UK Second Sight Films

Poirot: Classic Collection Set 5 (3pc) [Blu-ray] - Acorn Media

The Prowler [Blu-ray] (Joseph Zito, 1981) - Blue Underground

Secret of the Grain (Abdel Kechiche, 2007) - Criterion

Secret of the Grain [Blu-ray] (Abdel Kechiche, 2007) - Criterion

Silver Cinema Series Collection - Target Of An Assassin, Lion Of The Desert, The Children Of Sanchez, Ruby's Dream and The Death Collector - Koch

Songs from the Southern Seas (Marat Sarulu, 2008) Kino

Storm (Hans-Christian Schmid, 2009) R2 UK Soda Pictures

Tenebrae [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1982) RB UK Arrow Video

Time (Ki-duk Kim, 2006) R2 UK Palisades Tartan

Union Station (Rudolph Mate, 1950) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Vengeance Is Mine [Blu-ray] (Shohei Imamura, 1979) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Vincere (Marco Bellocchio, 2009) IFC Independent Film

Victor Victoria [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1995) - Image Entertainment

While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, 1956) R2 UK Exposure

Y tu mamá también [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Cuarón, 2001) RB UK ICON Entertainment



August 2nd, 2010


After.Life [Blu-ray] (Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo, 2009) Starz / Anchor Bay

The Banquet [Blu-ray] (Xiaogang Feng, 2006) R2 UK Metrodome Group

Blood Simple [Blu-ray] (Joel Coen + Ethan Coen, 1984) MGM

Bull Durham [Blu-ray] (Ron Shelton, 1988) MGM

Elvis: Blu-ray Collection [Blu-ray] (Jailhouse Rock / Viva Las Vegas / Elvis on Tour) - Warner

Death Sport / Battle Truck (Roger Corman's Cult Classics) Shout! Factory

Deep Red [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1975) RB UK Arrow Video

Escape from New York [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1981) MGM

The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (Sanshiro Sugata, 1943 - The Most Beautiful, 1944 - Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two, 1945 - The Men Who Tread on the Tiger’s Tail, 1945) Criterion

The Ghost Writer [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 2010) Summit Ent.

Humanoids from the Deep [Blu-ray] (Barbara Peeters, 1980) Shout! Factory

Inferno (Dario Argento, 1980) R2 UK - Arrow Video

James and the Giant Peach [Blu-ray] (Henry Selick, 1996) Walt Disney

Kalifornia [Blu-ray] (Dominic Sena, 1993) MGM

Kick-Ass [Blu-ray] (Matthew Vaughn, 2010) Lionsgate

'night, Mother (Tom Moore, 1986) Universal Studios

Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (Albert Lewin, 1951) Kino
Pandora and the Flying Dutchman [
Blu-ray] (Albert Lewin, 1951) Kino

Piranha [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1978) Shout! Factory

A Prophet [Blu-ray] (Jacques Audiard, 2009) Sony

Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) RB UK Universal

Road to Perdition [Blu-ray] (Sam Mendes, 2002) Dreamworks Video

Shelter [Blu-ray] (Måns Mårlind + Björn Stein, 2010) RB UK Icon Entertainment

Sweetgrass (Ilisa Barbash;Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2009) Cinema Guild

TCM Spotlight: Errol Flynn Adventures (Desperate Journey / Edge of Darkness 1943 / Northern Pursuit / Uncertain Glory / Objective Burma) - Warner


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