Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF July 14th, 2014

  This Week's Highlights
 
 

Benvegn¨! Another full week of reviews! We have Blu-rays of films by Criterion, Masters of Cinema including Jacques Demy, Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, Abbas Kiarostami, John Cassavetes, Sydney Pollack, Brian De Palma, Lawrence Kasdan, Lewis Milestone, AndrÚ De Toth, Park Chan-wook and other DVD coverage! The Release Calendar has new updates of films-to-Blu-ray including Busby Berkeley, Tobe Hooper, Hayao Miyazaki, Joe Dante, Brian De Palma, Michel Gondry, Alan J. Pakula and more. The Barnes and Noble SALE is still running. July's FEATURE Blu-ray and DVD are posted. we have a CONTEST posted with a brand new, Criterion, Blu-ray prize - best of luck!

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including these latest (+upcoming):

The Essential Jacques Demy [Blu-ray] ( Lola, 1961 - Bay of Angels, 1963 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 - The Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967 - Donkey Skin, 1970, Une chambre en ville - 1982) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Insomnia [Blu-ray] (Erik SkjoldbjŠrg, 1997) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

Scanners [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1981) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pickpocket [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1959) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Hard Day’s Night [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1964) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

Picnic at Hanging Rock [Blu-ray] (Peter Weir, 1975) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

Judex [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1963) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
Red River (Howard Hawks, 1948) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
Hearts and Minds [Blu-ray] (Peter Davis, 1974) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
L’eclisse [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)
All That Heaven Allows [Blu-ray] (Douglas Sirk, 1955) 50% OFF! (BEAVER REVIEW)

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LATEST ADDITIONS TO THE RELEASE CALENDAR:

The Gang's All Here [Blu-ray] (Busby Berkeley, 1943) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Invaders from Mars [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1986) RB DE Koch Media

The Wind Rises [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013) RB UK Studiocanal

Gremlins [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1984) Region FREE UK Warner Home Video

Mine Own Executioner [Blu-ray] (Anthony Kimmins, 1947) RB UK Network

Unearthly Stranger [Blu-ray] (John Krish, 1964) RB UK Network

The Jester's Tale (Karel Zeman, 1964) R2 UK Second Run

Goldfinger Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1964) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Fright Night [Blu-ray] (Tom Holland, 1985) RB DE Sony

Carrie Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1976) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Pee-Wee's Playhouse: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Shout! Factory

The Classic Monster Coffin Collection [Blu-ray] - Dracula (1931) , Frankenstein (1931) , The Mummy (1932) , The Invisible Man (1933) , The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) , The Wolf Man (1941) , The Phantom of the Opera (1943), The Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - Region FREE UK Universal

Creature From the Black Lagoon (Limited Edition Steel Book) [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold,1954) - Region FREE UK Universal

Mood Indigo [Blu-ray] (Michel Gondry, 2013) RB UK Studiocanal

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] [(Alan J. Pakula, 1982) RB UK ITV Studios

Hide Your Smiling Faces [Blu-ray] (Daniel Patrick Carbone, 2013) RB UK Matchbox Films

The Anomaly [Blu-ray] (Noel Clarke, 2014) Region FREE UK Universal Pictures

Mother's Day [Blu-ray] (Charles Kaufman, 1980) RB UK 88 Films

Kinetta (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2005) R2 UK Second Run

Sofia's Last Ambulance (Ilian Metev, 2012) R2 UK Second Run

Graduation Day [Blu-ray]  (Herb Freed, 1981) RB UK 88 Films

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection [Blu-ray] (Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, 1941 (Theatrical and Extended Versions), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Always, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) Universal

Steven Spielberg Director's Collection [Blu-ray] (Duel, The Sugarland Express, Jaws, 1941 (Theatrical and Extended Versions), E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, Always, Jurassic Park, The Lost World: Jurassic Park) REGION FREE UK Universal

Merci pour le Chocolat [Blu-ray] (Claude Chabrol 2000) Cohen

Ida [Blu-ray] (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013) Music Box Films

Flesh + Blood [Blu-ray] (Paul Verhoeven, 1985) Kino Lorber

StageFright: Aquarius [Blu-ray] (Michele Soavi, 1987) Blue Underground

The Bride of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1935) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Creature from the Black Lagoon [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1954) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dracula [Blu-ray] (Tod Browning, 1931) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1931) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Invisible Man [Blu-ray] (James Whale, 1933) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mummy [Blu-ray] (Karl Freund, 1932) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Arthur Lubin, 1943) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wolf Man [Blu-ray] (George Waggner, 1941) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Benny Goodman Story [Blu-ray] (Valentine Davies, 1956) RB DE Splendid Film

Hangmen Also Die! [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1943) Cohen

Queen Margot [Blu-ray] (Patrice Chereau, 1994) Cohen

The Lady Vanishes [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock,1938) RB UK Network

Animal Farm [Blu-ray] (Joy Batchelor, John Halas, 1954) RB UK Network

The Sopranos - Complete Collection [Blu-ray] [Region Free] - UK Warner

A 1,000 Times Good Night [Blu-ray] (Erik Poppe, 2013) RB UK Arrow Films

The Last of the Unjust [Blu-ray] (Claude Lanzmann, 2013) Cohen

Heli [Blu-ray] (Amat Escalante, 2013) RB UK Network

Goltzius and the Pelican Company [Blu-ray] (Peter Greenaway, 2012) RB UK Axiom Films

The Kelly Reichardt Collection [Blu-ray] RB UK Soda Pictures Ltd.

Run Silent Run Deep [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise. 1958) Kino

Norte, the End of History [Blu-ray] (Lav Diaz, 2013) RB UK New Wave Films

The Young Savages [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1961) Kino

Locke [Blu-ray] (Steven Knight, 2013) Lions Gate

Taras Bulba [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1962) Kino

Night Moves [Blu-ray] (Kelly Reichardt, 2013) New Video Group

The Great Train Robbery [Blu-ray] (Michael Crichton, 1978) Kino

Audrey Hepburn Collection [Blu-ray]  (Breakfast at Tiffanys, Funny Face, Sabrina) Paramount

The Hornet's Nest [Blu-ray] (David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud, 2014) High Road

Faust [Blu-ray] (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2011) Kino

 

 

ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): We've covered 2/3s of Criterion's Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray set - with one black-mark - but this week's top pick is Bay of Angels - Demy's second feature has a ravishing Jeanne Moreau and looks every impressive on Blu-ray. I was also amazed at the improvement of Criterion's 1080P of Erik SkjoldbjŠrg's Insomnia - I had forgotten what an fabulous film it is. Continuing on the Demy front - Criterion's Blu-rays of Young Girls of Rochefort and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg look solid and pleasing, but Lola suffers from a poor restoration. Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon on Masters of Cinema Blu-ray gave me a super-enjoyable presentation. I loved the grain textures. I also had a ball with Arrow's Blu-ray of Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins - a fun adventure with an appropriately huge following. One could make the case that Billy Wilder's The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes is the best of all films on the fictional sleuth - and now it is available on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. Criterion's package of Lawrence Kasdan's The Big Chill has a ton of value - strongly recommended. Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us comes to Blu-ray from Cohen looking significantly different from the DVDs. Masters of Cinema's Blu-ray of Cassavetes' Too Late Blues is compared to the Olive Films BD edition and the UK comes on top in every category. The Palisades Tartan Blu-ray of Park Chan-wook's Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance looks totally dynamic beside the old SD transfers. Sydney Pollack's The Scalphunters with Burt Lancaster is an excellent western - highly endorsed - and now available in 1080P. And even more Blu-ray: I thoroughly enjoyed Barb Stanwyck in The Other Love with suitors Conte and Niven. Forever Female is quite a strong vintage comedy with wonderful performances and Armored Attack a fascinating political and historical artefact. De Palma's Hitch-homage Body Double is for sale in a region FREE Blu-ray out of Europe. On DVD I looked at Michelangelo Antonioni's Blow-up SD NTSC out of Japan with expected results, but it can be had cheap. Robot Monster is the reigning king of 50's sci-fi schlock.. Thanks for all your input... Gary.

  THIS WEEK's REVIEWS / COMPARISONS
 

The Wind Will Carry Us BD - In Abbas Kiarostami's The Wind Will Carry Us, a quotation from the Iranian poet Forough Farroukhzad, catches the viewer unawares with its meditative beauty, like an enigmatic lyric with a repetitive, incantatory stanza form. And these are qualities which, far from being difficult or alienating, are refined and clarified by the unaffected directness of Kiarostami's cast, professional and non-professional, from whom he elicits sublimely natural performances. From first to last, the impression is of utter confidence and mastery. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Woman in the Moon BD - The first feature-length film to portray space-exploration in a serious manner, paying close attention to the science involved in launching a vessel from the surface of the earth to the valleys of the moon. A tri-polar potboiler of a picture that manages to combine espionage tale, serial melodrama, and comic-book sci-fi into a storyline that is by turns delirious, hushed, and deranged. A movie so rife with narrative contradiction and visual ingenuity that it could only be the work of one filmmaker: Fritz Lang. Blu-ray Release Date: August 25th, 2014

Forever Female BD - After aspiring playwright Stanley Krown’s (William Holden) new play is optioned, his producer (Paul Douglas) insists he rewrites the script to allow his middle-aged ex-wife (Ginger Rogers) to play the lead role, that of a 19-year-old ingÚnue. But the role wasn’t meant for her, and despite constant changes, Krown’s play can’t seem to win over critics. Irving Rapper directs this charming update to J.M. Barrie’s play Rosalind. A sly showbiz satire, Forever Female also features Pat Crowley in her Golden Globe winning performance as Sally Carver, the young actress who wants nothing more than the lead part for herself. Blu-ray Release date: July 22nd, 2014

Armored Attack BD - A screenplay by Lillian Hellman and an all-star cast including Dana Andrews, Walter Brennan, Walter Huston, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim and Farley Granger (in his film debut) highlight Lewis Milestone's controversial 1943 World War II drama The North Star. The film focuses on the people of a happy Soviet farming collective in 1941 whose lives are shattered following a violent invasion by the Germans. Condemned by many as blatant Communist propaganda to help rally support for the alliance between the United States and Russia at the time, The North Star is a fascinating blend of politics and melodrama. Blu-ray Release date: July 15th, 2014

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance BD - Korean director Park Chan-wook followed up his highly acclaimed Joint Security Area with this tale of a deaf mute named Ryu (Shin Ha-kyun) trying to help his sister (Lim Ji-Eun) get a kidney transplant. Because his blood type is incompatible and no donors are available, he turns to a group of black-market organ dealers who offer to find one in return for one of his and ten million won. The dealers rip him off, so Ryu conspires with his girlfriend, a political activist, to kidnap his former boss' young daughter and ransom her for the ten million won. But a horrible complication ruins their plans and things begin to spiral out of control as the girl's father (Song Kang-ho) decides to take matters into his own hands with the help of a sympathetic cop. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Too Late Blues BD - The supreme master John Cassavetes followed up his earth-shaking 1959 debut Shadows with this, his first directorial effort for a major studio. Positioned somewhere between Cassavetes' ferocious independent productions and the Hollywood fare of the early 1960s, Too Late Blues represents a glimpse at a road not taken neither by the director himself, nor by mainstream American cinema in the era of the studio system's collapse - a parallel-universe of the movies that never came to pass... except in rare instances such as Too Late Blues. Blu-ray Release date: July 21st, 2014

The Big Chill BD - After the shocking suicide of their friend, a group of thirtysomethings reunite for his funeral and end up spending the weekend together, reminiscing about their shared past as children of the sixties and confronting the uncertainty of their lives as adults of the eighties. Poignant and warmly humorous in equal measure, this baby boomer milestone made a star of writer-director Lawrence Kasdan and is perhaps the decade’s defining ensemble film, featuring memorable performances by Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, Jeff Goldblum, William Hurt, Kevin Kline, Mary Kay Place, Meg Tilly, and JoBeth Williams. And with its playlist of sixties rock and R&B hits, The Big Chill all but invented the consummately curated soundtrack. Blu-ray Release date: July 29th, 2014

The Other Love BD - Barbara Stanwyck headlines this romantic tearjerker as a free-spirited concert pianist dying of tuberculosis. She checks into a posh Alpine sanitarium and there falls in love with her suave and gentle doctor (David Niven). The poor physician has his hands full trying to keep the energetic Stanwyck quiet so her body can rest. She tries, but when the fellow patient she befriended dies, she becomes afraid of her own death and flees to have a crazy affair with a race car driver. Together they tear across Europe until she becomes weak and must return to the sanitarium for the tragic conclusion. Blu-ray Release date: July 21st, 2014

The Scalphunters BD - For his third feature outing, director Sydney Pollack helmed this comedic western starring (Burt Lancaster) as fur trapper Joe Bass. While heading for the trading post for his pay after a successful hunting season, Bass runs into a band of Kiowa Indians, who offer to trade the educated slave Joseph (Ozzie Davis) for Bass's furs. Severely outnumbered, the uneducated Bass reluctantly agrees to the swap at gunpoint. Bass and Joseph then follow the Indians in hopes of retrieving the furs. Along the way, the Indians meet up with Jim Howie (Telly Savalas), who not only steals the furs from the Indians, but Joseph from Bass. From there, Jim and his mistress Kate (Shelley Winters) head for Mexico, a move that is fine with Joseph because slavery is outlawed there. But they may not make it south of the border, as the Indians have regrouped and are on their trail with plans to take back the furs. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Insomnia BD - In this elegantly unsettling murder mystery, Stellan Skarsgård plays an enigmatic Swedish detective with a checkered past who arrives in a small town in northern Norway to investigate the death of a teenage girl. As he digs deeper into the facts surrounding the heinous killing, his own demons and the tyrannical midnight sun begin to take a toll. The success of Erik SkjoldbjŠrg’s chilling procedural anticipated the international hunger for Scandinavian noirs and serial- killer fictions, and the film features one of Skarsgård’s greatest performances. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Bay of Angels BD - Demy's second feature has a ravishing Jeanne Moreau, ash-blonde for the occasion and dressed all in white, as a compulsive gambler who doesn't care what happens to her so long as she has a chip to start her on the roulette tables. Ostensibly the subject is gambling, but the real theme is seduction - with Moreau casting a spell on Mann that turns him every which way - and this is above all a visually seductive film. Shot mainly inside the casinos and on the sunstruck promenades of Nice and Monte Carlo, it is conceived as a dazzling symphony in black and white. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Young Girls of Rochefort BD - Most musicals shift back and forth between story (spoken dialogue) and song-and-dance numbers--sometimes creating queasy transitions just before or after these shifts, when we're uncertain where we are stylistically. But The Young Girls of Rochefort often daringly places story and musical numbers on the screen simultaneously, mixing them in various ways and in different proportions. One of the stars may be walking down the street, for example, but the pedestrians around her are suddenly dancing, and she slips momentarily in and out of their choreography. This curious mix produces powerful, deeply felt emotions--an exuberance combined with a sublime sense of absurdity, shot through with an almost constant sense of loss, yearning, and even tragedy. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Lola BD - Jacques Demy's first and in some ways best feature, shot in exquisite black-and-white 'Scope by Raoul Coutard, is among the most neglected major works of the French New Wave. Abandoned by her sailor lover, a cabaret dancer (Anouk Aimee) brings up their son while awaiting his return and ultimately has to choose among three men. Chock-full of film references (to The Blue Angel, Breathless, Hollywood musicals, the work of Max Ophuls, among others) and lyrically shot in Nantes, the film is a camera stylo love letter, and Michel Legrand's lovely score provides ideal nostalgic accompaniment. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes BD - A wonderful, cruelly underrated film. Although there are some terrifically funny moments, and on one level the Wilder/Diamond conception of Conan Doyle's hero does tend to debunk the myth of the perfect sleuth (there are allusions to his misogyny and cocaine addiction), this alternative vision of Holmes sets up a stylish and totally appropriate story (concerning dwarfs, dead canaries, and the Loch Ness monster) as a context in which to explain the reason for Holmes' forsaking of his emotional life to become a thinking machine. Betrayal and lost love are the elements that catalyse this process, turning Holmes from a fallible romantic into a disillusioned cynic. Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Body Double BD - Jake (Craig Wasson) comes home to find his girlfriend with another man and has to find a new place. In between his acting workshops and his job in a vampire B-movie, he scans the paper looking for anything. He happens to meet a fellow actor, Sam (Gregg Henry) who needs a house sitter for a palatial pleasure-dome. Both are pleased with the arrangement that will have Jake staying in the house and for a sweetener, he is shown the 'favorite neighbor', a knockout who performs a self-absorbed foreplay ritual each night with the drapes wide open. Jake gets obsessed and becomes suspect one in her (Deborah Shelton) violent murder - with him as the only witness, spying through his telescope. Blu-ray Release Date: July 15th, 2014

The Umbrellas of Cherbourg BD - Jacques Demy's 1964 masterpiece is a pop-art opera, or, to borrow the director's own description, a film in song. This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher (Nino Castelnuovo), a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old GeneviŔve Emery (a luminous Catherine Deneuve), an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening before Guy is to leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, he and GeneviŔve make love. She becomes pregnant and must choose between waiting for Guy's return or accepting an offer of marriage from a wealthy diamond merchant (Marc Michel, reprising his role from Demy's masterful debut, Lola). Blu-ray Release Date: July 22nd, 2014

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins BD - When a street-smart NYPD cop (Fred Ward) regains consciousness after a bizarre mugging, he has a new face and a new identity! Now he's Remo Williams, the #1 recruit of a top-secret organization, and he's toppling evil at every turn – even atop the Statue of Liberty – in this "spectacular and funny adventure film" (Gene Siskel, Chicago Tribune)! Trained by a quirky Korean martial arts master (Joel Grey) to dodge bullets, brave terrifying heights and thwart attackers with his bare hands, Remo becomes the ultimate criminal exterminator. But when he faces off against a corrupt millionaire and his army of henchmen, the real adventure begins! Blu-ray Release Date: July 6th, 2014

Robot Monster - 'For the budget and for the time' said Tucker, 'I felt I had achieved greatness'. His 3-D cheapster in fact lifted all its special effects wholesale and without reconsideration from its 1940 predecessor, One Million B.C. Yet it's the winner of the Golden Turkey Award for Most Ridiculous Monster in Screen History (a plump, hirsute little robot). DVD Release Date: March 2nd, 2012

Blow-up - Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni's first English-language production was also his only box office hit, widely considered one of the seminal films of the 1960s. Thomas (David Hemmings) is a nihilistic, wealthy fashion photographer in mod "Swinging London." Filled with ennui, bored with his "fab" but oddly-lifeless existence of casual sex and drug use, Thomas comes alive when he wanders through a park, stops to take pictures of a couple embracing, and upon developing the images, believes that he has photographed a murder. Japanese DVD Release Date: April 21st, 2010

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

July 14th, 2014

 

Arch of Triumph [Blu-ray] (Lewis Milestone, 1948) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Body Double [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1984) Imports (BEAVER REVIEW)

Deadly Eyes [Blu-ray] (Robert Clouse, 1982) Shout! Factory

The Driver [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1978)Region FREE UK Studiocanal

Harold and Maude [Blu-ray] (Hal Ashby, 1971) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

I Escaped From Devils Island/ The Final Option [Blu-ray] Shout! Factory

The Lunchbox [Blu-ray] (Ritesh Batra, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

The North Star [Blu-ray] (Lewis Milestone, 1943) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Open Grave [Blu-ray] (Gonzalo Lˇpez-Gallego, 2013) New Video Group

Pickpocket [Blu-ray] (Robert Bresson, 1959) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Play Dirty [Blu-ray] (AndrÚ De Toth, 1969) RB UK 101 Films

Road to Paloma [Blu-ray] (Jason Momoa, 2014) Anchor Bay

Scanners [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1981) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stage Fright [Blu-ray] (Michele Soavi, 1987) RB UK Exposure Cinema

Sx Tape [Blu-ray] (Jake Kasdan, 2014) Well Go USA

Under the Skin [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Glazer, 2013) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Under the Skin [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Glazer, 2013) RB UK Studio Canal (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

July 21st, 2014

 

L'assassino [Blu-ray] (Elio Petri, 1965) RB UK Arrow Academy

Destroy All Monsters [Blu-ray] (Ishir˘ Honda, 1968) Tokyo Shock

The Essential Jacques Demy [Blu-ray] ( Lola, 1961 - Bay of Angels, 1963 - The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, 1964 - The Young Girls of Rochefort, 1967 - Donkey Skin, 1970, Une chambre en ville - 1982) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Forever Female [Blu-ray] (Irving Rapper, 1953) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ginger Snaps [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, 2000) Shout! Factory

The Glenn Miller Story [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1954) RB DE Koch Media

A Hard Day's Night: 50th Anniversary Restoration [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1964) RB UK Second Sight

Insomnia [Blu-ray] (Erik SkjoldbjŠrg, 1997) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection [Blu-ray] (Trafic, Parade, Playtime, Mon Oncle, Les Vacances De M. Hulot and Jour de Fete) RB UK Studio Canal

Last Action Hero [Blu-ray] (John McTiernan, 1993) Mill Creek

The Last Horror Film [Blu-ray] (David Winters, 1982) RB UK 88 Films

Love in the City [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1953) Raro  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Other Love [Blu-ray] (AndrÚ De Toth, 1947) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1962) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment

The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1970) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sabata [Blu-ray] (Gianfranco Parolini, 1969) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sabotage [Blu-ray] (David Ayer, 2014) Universal Studios

The Scalphunters [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1968) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shogun [Blu-ray] (TV Mini-Series, 1980) Paramount

Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2002) Palisades/Tartan (BEAVER REVIEW)

Too Late Blues [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1961) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

We're in Movies: Palace of Silents & Itinerant [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

The Wind Will Carry Us [Blu-ray] (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999) Cohen (BEAVER REVIEW)

Witness for the Prosecution [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1957) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

 

July 28th, 2014

 

The Beast [Blu-ray] (Walerian Borowczyk, 1975) RB UK Arrow

The Big Chill [Blu-ray] (Lawrence Kasdan, 1983) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Branded to Kill [Blu-ray] (Seijun Suzuki, 1967) RB UK Arrow

Curtains [Blu-ray] (Richard Ciupka, 1983) Synapse Films

Duel at Diablo [Blu-ray] (Ralph Nelson, 1966) Kino

Herzog: The Collection (Limited Edition - 13 discs) [Blu-ray] (Even Dwarfs Started Small, Land Of Silence And Darkness, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser, Heart Of Glass, Stroszek, Woyzeck, Nosferatu The Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Ballad Of Little Soldier, Where The Green Ants Dream, Cobra Verde, Lessons Of Darkness, Little Dieter Needs To Fly and My Best Fiend) - Shout! Factory

The Ipcress File [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1965) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jules and Jim [Blu-ray] (Franšois Truffaut, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Killing Fields (30th Anniversary Steelbook Edition) [Blu-ray] (Roland JoffÚ, 1984) RB UK Studio Canal

Marty [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1955) Kino

Master of the World (William Witney, 1961) R2 UK 101 Films

Noah [Blu-ray] (Darren Aronofsky, 2014) Paramount

On My Way [Blu-ray] (Emmanuelle Bercot, 2013) Koch

Paris Blues [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1961) Kino

The Quiller Memorandum [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1966) RB UK Network

Rapture [Blu-ray] (John Guillermin, 1965) RB UK Eureka Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Separate Tables [Blu-ray] (Delbert Mann, 1958) Kino

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Paramount

Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery [Blu-ray] (the complete television series; both the U.S. and international versions of the series’ Pilot, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me; and nearly 90 minutes of deleted and extended scenes) - Region FREE UK Paramount

Venus in Fur [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye

Werner Herzog Collection (7-disc Blu-ray Box Set) 18-films including Aguirre, Wrath of God , The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Stroszek, Nosferatu, the Vampyre, Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and more - RB UK BFI

 

August 4th, 2014

 

12 O'Clock Boys [Blu-ray] (Lotfy Nathan, 2013) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair [Blu-ray] (Guiseppe Ferrera, 2002) Raro Video USA

Black Narcissus [Blu-ray] (Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger, 1947) RB UK Network

Bound [Blu-ray] (Wachowski Brothers, 1996) RB UK Arrow

Chaplin's Mutual Comedies [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Divergent [Blu-ray] (Neil Burger, 2014) Lionsgate

Futureworld [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1976) RB UK 101 Films

The Man Who Knew Too Little [Blu-ray] (Jon Amiel, 1997) Warner Home Video

The Mack Sennett Collection, Vol. One [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Mark of the Devil [Blu-ray] (Michael Armstrong, Adrian Hoven, 1970) RB UK Arrow

Phantom of the Paradise [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1974) Shout! Factory

The Purple Plain [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1954) RB DE Pidax film media

Sophie's Choice [Blu-ray] [(Alan J. Pakula, 1982) RB UK ITV Studios

The War Around Us [Blu-ray] (Abdallah Omeish, 2014) MPI

Without Warning [Blu-ray] (Greydon Clark, 1980) Shout! Factory

   
   
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