Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF July 21st, 2014

  This Week's Highlights

Taa izí? DVDBeaver has been working overtime and we have plenty of Blu-rays. Criterion Demy to Hammer Studios, Ed Wood to Elio Petri, Seijun Suzuki to Sean Penn, Lindsay Anderson to Julio Medem, Cronenberg to Delbert Mann and Noir on DVD and a lot more. The Release Calendar has new updates of films-to-Blu-ray including October Criterions - Orson Welles, Federico Fellini, John Ford, Jacques Tati, Richard Brooks, Joe Dante, Clive Barker and more. The Barnes and Noble SALE finishes July 28th. July's FEATURE Blu-ray and DVD are posted. we have a CONTEST posted with a Blu-ray prize - best of luck!

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Insomnia [Blu-ray] (Erik Skjoldbjærg, 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)
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The Vincent Price Collection II [Blu-ray] (House on Haunted Hill, The Return of the Fly, The Comedy of Terrors, The Raven, The Last Man on Earth, Tomb of Ligeia & Dr. Phibes Rises Again) - Shout! Factory

Third Person [Blu-ray] (Paul Haggis, 2013) Sony Pictures

The Big Operator [Blu-ray] (Charles F. Haas, 1959) Olive Films

Distant Drums [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1951) Olive Films

South of St. Louis [Blu-ray] (Ray Enright, 1949) Olive Films

La dolce vita [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1960) Criterion Collection

My Darling Clementine [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1946) Criterion Collection

The Vanishing [Blu-ray] (George Sluizer, 1988) Criterion Collection

The Complete Jacques Tati [Blu-ray] (Jour de fête, 1949 - Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday, 1953 - Mon oncle, 1958 - PlayTime, 1967 - Trafic, 1971 - Parade, 1974) Criterion Collection

F for Fake [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1975) Criterion Collection

Elmer Gantry [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1960) Kino Lorber

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

Nightbreed [Blu-ray] (Clive Barker, 1990) Shout! Factory

Squirm (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Jeff Lieberman, 1976) Shout! Factory

The Squad [Blu-ray] (Jaime Osorio Marquez, 2011) Shout! Factory

Roger & Me [Blu-ray] (Michael Moore, 1989) Warner Home Video

Stunt Squad Blu-ray] (Domenico Paolella, 1977) Raro

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



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): A lot of good and some bad this week. Jacques Demy's Une Chambre en Ville is a magnificent conclusion to Criterion's 'Essential' Blu-ray boxset of the director's work. A great film and another strong transfer! Kudos go to Arrow for their Branded to Kill Blu-ray - Suzuki's film looks as good as the US - and they add another feature as a supplement. I was very impressed with both Delbert Mann's Separate Tables and the Kino Lorber Blu-ray! Despite Criterion's stellar DVD, Lindsay Anderson's This Sporting Life on UK Blu-ray has immense value. More Demy with Criterion's Donkey Skin - a wonderful fairy tale - restored on Blu-ray. My appreciation for Hammer still grows with entries like Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter and its twist on the vampire motif. I loved it. Jonathan Glazer's intense Sexy Beast looks the best via Twilight Time's limited edition Blu-ray. We also compared the Second Sight Blu-ray of David Cronenberg's Scanners to the Criterion and German editions. Also compared were the UK Blu-ray of Sean Penn's brilliant The Crossing Guard to the interlaced US transfer. Duel at Diablo is a solid western, and R.I.P. James Garner. Another solid Blu-ray release from Kino Lorber. Leonard has done an extensive review of the TV mini-series Shogun and its 3 Blu-ray disc release looks sweet. Ginger Snaps is a well-crafted horror with an interesting female take on the werewolf mythology - now available on Blu-ray. Arrow has brought Elio Petri's L'assassino - a cat + mouse crime drama - to Blu-ray. I enjoyed Julio Medem's Room in Rome for more than the obvious sensual attributes. Pretty Poison is a memorable film and I am appreciative to have re-watched it on Blu-ray. Rumble in the Bronx is my favorite Jackie Chan film but perhaps my expectations were too high for the, bare-bones, UK Blu-ray release. Ed Wood's Plan 9 From Outer Space will always have a place in cinephile lore - and it is available on very reasonably-priced Blu-ray. Always fun. Captain Clegg is more pleasing Hammer flic with Cushing - although the Blu-ray is interlaced in PAL. The Wild Side's region FREE Blu-ray package of Lord Jim also has weaknesses that don't defend it's high price. Marty remains a great film but the Blu-ray transfers aspect ratio and bare-bones status leave fans wanting. Gregory covered some SD Noir-leaning films with The Tijuana Story, The Miami Story, Bait and, the much coveted, but horrible transfer of Repeat Performance. Eric reviewed the lauded documentary Adjust Your Tracking. Hope you are having a great Summer (or Winter)!... Gary.


Marty BD - Paddy Chayefsky's Oscar-winning slice-of-life drama is a heartwarming story about Marty Pilletti (Ernest Borgnine), a lonely Bronx butcher. Marty is a burly but gentle man, easing into middle age without much hope for romance or a career. He lives at home with his mother (Esther Minciotti), a kind but life-smothering woman, and a small circle of dead-end friends. Marty has no self-confidence and feels he's dumpy and unattractive. While it takes some doing, Marty's mother finally convinces him to go to the Stardust Ballroom in Manhattan, where he meets a plain-looking schoolteacher named Clara (Betsy Blair), whose life appears to mirror his own. Blu-ray Release date: July 29th, 2014

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. Second Sight Blu-ray Release Date: December 4th, 2013

Sexy Beast BD - Riveting in his intensity, Ben Kingsley delivers "his best performance ever" (Premiere Magazine) in this high-voltage crime thriller that crackles with chilling style and wit. A savage gangster named Don Logan (Kingsley) is met with resistance when he tries to recruit a retired pal (Ray Winstone) for "one last job." But Logan just won't take no for an answer... Twilight Time Blu-ray Release Date: July 2013

Separate Tables BD - Travel to the Beauregard Hotel where the eccentric guests all share one common trait - loneliness. There's Major Pollack (David Niven), who hides a dark secret behind a polished military veneer; Sibyl Railton-Bell (Deborah Kerr), a shy, neurotic old maid who lacks the courage to break away from her domineering mother; John Malcolm (Burt Lancaster), a disenchanted writer who drowns his bitterness in a pool of alcohol; and Ann Shankland (Rita Hayworth), whose narcissism masks a deep fear of growing old alone and unloved. In one emotional evening, these four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets… and change each other's lives forever. Blu-ray Release date: July 29th, 2014

Duel at Diablo BD - Not as suggestive as Nelson's subsequent Vietnam Western, Soldier Blue, this is an action-packed oater with racial overtones. Garner hankers after revenge as his Indian wife has been murdered and scalped by Bibi Andersson's soldier boy husband (Weaver); for her part, Andersson has been kidnapped and held captive by Indians. Poitier is the only one without a racial hang-up. The story unravels itself with bouts of vicious bloodletting, Garner is his usual excellent self, and Neal Hefti contributes an especially good score. Blu-ray Release date: July 29th, 2014

Lord Jim BD - Joseph Conrad's cerebral, philosophical novel Lord Jim is streamlined and simplified by producer/director/writer Richard Brooks for the action-and-adventure crowd. Peter O'Toole plays the first officer of a tramp steamer, who, during a hurricane, cravenly abandons ship, leaving the passengers to drown. Disgraced, O'Toole seeks out ways to redeem himself--not only in the eyes of the British maritime commission, but in his own eyes. He signs on to deliver a shipment of dynamite to a tribe of natives somewhere in the uncharted Orient. He also joins the natives' fight against feudal warlord Eli Wallach, hoping perhaps to die in their service, thus purging himself from shame (and, in true Messianic fashion, becoming a martyr in the process). Blu-ray Release date: July 2nd, 2014

Room in Rome BD - A night of passion between two people who've just met reveals more than they imagined in this erotic comedy-drama from Spanish filmmaker Julio Medem. Alba (Elena Anaya) is a beautiful woman from Spain who is on the last day of a vacation in Rome when she meets Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko), an attractive fellow tourist from Russia. Alba strikes up a conversation with Natasha, and as she's attracted to other women, Alba invites her to join her at her hotel. After some initial hesitation, Natasha agrees, and before long the two are in bed and making love. Over the next twelve hours, Alba and Natasha share stories of their lives, periodically stopping to order room service, illustrate their points with pictures on the internet and enjoy each other's bodies. Alba says her mother abandoned her family when she was a girl and she ended up as the kept woman of a wealthy Arab, while Natasha shares a story of her abusive father and her sister's career as an art historian. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2010

Rumble in the Bronx BD - In this awe-inspiring and highly amusing action-thriller, Chan outdoes himself with the most eye-popping stunts ever filmed, each more amazing than the last. Chan plays Keong, a Hong Kong cop who gets more than he bargained for when he visits relatives in a crime-ridden section of New York. Soon Keong is brawling with Mafia kingpins and unleashing his lethal skills on unsuspecting thugs. From the first astonishing action sequence to the last, in which Chan is matched against a giant hovercraft in a deadly show of brute strength. Blu-ray Release date: June 11th, 2012

Branded to Kill BD - Branded to Kill, the wildly perverse story of the yakuza’s rice-sniffing “No. 3 Killer,” is Seijun Suzuki at his delirious best. From a cookie-cutter studio script, Suzuki delivered this brutal, hilarious, and visually inspired masterpiece—and was promptly fired. Arrow Blu-ray Release Date: July 28th, 2014

The Crossing Guard BD - Director Sean Penn's masterpiece mediating on revenge, guilt and punishment... with an unforgettable climax that evolves like a passive Shakespeare coincidence. Sean Penn is one of best North American directors working today - this is aside from his prodigious talent as an actor. "The Crossing Guard" is my favorite of his three films. Jack Nicholson is as real and stirring as he ever is, playing Freddie Gale, a successful jeweler who, through a horrific tragedy, has lost his daughter Emily to a drunk driver. Freddie's life is an orgy of spending and abuse since the event and analogous breakup with his wife (Anjelica Huston). His life is spiraling to an inevitable close waiting to exact his revenge upon the man who did it - certain that the retribution will resolve his pain. John Booth (played by David Morse) has just been released from jail for the crime. John has come to a more accepting state of mind involving the guilt he is laboring with... but he is nonetheless repentant. The plot unfolds to a preeminent final scene; one as unforgettable as any in 90's Hollywood. The Lions Gate (UK) Blu-ray Release Date: March 19th, 2012

This Sporting Life BD - One of the finest British films ever made, this benchmark of "kitchen-sink realism" follows the self-defeating professional and romantic pursuits of a miner turned rugby player eking out an existence in drab Yorkshire. With an astonishing, raging performance by a young Richard Harris, an equally blistering turn by fellow Oscar nominee Rachel Roberts as the widow with whom he lodges, and electrifying direction by Lindsay Anderson, in his feature-film debut following years of documentary work, This Sporting Life remains a dramatic powerhouse. Blu-ray Release Date: June 9th, 2014

Une Chambre en Ville BD - In this musical melodrama set against the backdrop of a workers’ strike in Nantes, Dominique Sanda plays a young woman who wishes to leave her brutish husband (Michel Piccoli) for an earthy steelworker (Richard Berry), though he is involved with another. Unbeknownst to the girl, the object of her affection boards with her no-nonsense baroness mother (Danielle Darrieux). A late-career triumph from Jacques Demy, Une chambre en ville received nine César Award nominations and features a rich, operatic score by Michel Colombier. Part of the Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray package - Release date: July 22nd, 2014

Shogun BD - John Blackthorne, an English ship pilot, whose vessel wrecked upon the Japanese coast in the early 17th century is forced to deal with the two most powerful men in Japan in these days. He is thrown in the midst of a war between Toranaga and Ishido, who struggle for the title of Shogun which will give ultimate power to the one who possesses it. Blu-ray Release date: July 22nd, 2014

Plan 9 From Outer Space BD - That's the question on the lips of Criswell (well-known professional psychic noted for 'Criswell Predicts') of this tale of flying saucers, zombies and cardboard tombstones. A pair of aliens, angered by the "stupid minds" of planet Earth, set up shop in a California cemetery. Their plan: to animate an army of the dead to march on the capitals of the world. (The fact that they have only managed to resurrect three zombies to date has not discouraged them.) An intrepid airline pilot living near the cemetery must rescue his wife from this low-budget terror. "Can you prove it *didn't* happen?" Blu-ray Release Date: March 6th 2012

Ginger Snaps BD - The success of Ginger Snaps lies in the commitment of director John Fawcett, actors and writer Karen Walton. They don't go for the it's-behind-you pantomime approach that modern teenage horror movies enjoy. They take it seriously, which makes all the difference between empathy and objectivity. When the most responsible member of the school body turns out to be the in-house dope dealer, you know you cannot trust stereotypes. Blu-ray Release date: July 22nd, 2014

L'assassino BD - Shot largely on location in the Italian capital, and starring Marcello Mastroianni and Salvo Randone, L’assassino (1961) is a typically Kafkaesque tale; the story of an unscrupulous antiques dealer in his mid-30s suspected of murdering his wealthy older lover. “L’Assassino reflected the changes wrought by the early 60s”, Petri said in a 1979 interview. “[What it was about] was a new generation of upstarts who lacked any kind of moral scruple.” The director argued that, maybe even more than Kafka, the film was Camusian in its outlook, especially in terms of its use of irony. Blu-ray Release date: July 21st, 2014

Captain Clegg BD - Despite the American title of this movie (NIGHT CREATURES) and a subplot concerning ghosts on horseback, this isn't really a horror movie, nor does it act like one; it's more of a period crime melodrama (the original title, CAPTAIN CLEGG, is much more accurate). This may be one of the reasons that this remains one of the more obscure Hammer thrillers, but those who choose to seek it out may well enjoy it. The story is solid and entertaining, and the performances are strong throughout, particularly from Peter Cushing, Oliver Reed, and Michael Ripper (who nearly steals the whole movie as the local undertaker). Blu-ray Release date: June 23rd, 2014

Donkey Skin BD - In this lovingly crafted, wildly eccentric adaptation of a classic French fairy tale, Jacques Demy casts Catherine Deneuve as a princess who must go into hiding as a scullery maid in order to fend off an unwanted marriage proposal—from her own father, the king (Jean Marais). A topsy-turvy riches-to-rags fable with songs by Michel Legrand, Donkey Skin creates a tactile fantasy world that’s perched on the border between the earnest and the satiric, and features Delphine Seyrig in a delicious supporting role as a fashionable fairy godmother. Part of the Essential Jacques Demy Blu-ray package - Release date: July 22nd, 2014

Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter BD - When several young girls are found dead, left hideously aged and void of blood, Dr Marcus suspects vampirism. He enlists the help of the Vampire Hunter. Mysterious and powerful, Kronos has dedicated his life to destroying the evil pestilence. Once a victim of its diabolical depravity, he knows the vampire's strengths and weaknesses as well as the extreme dangers attached to confronting the potent forces of darkness. Blu-ray Release date: June 18th, 2012

Pretty Poison BD - A one-off minor masterpiece from debut director Black, Pretty Poison stars Perkins as the factory worker and part-time arsonist, who gets more then he bargained for when he teams up with impressionable teenager Weld. Giving new meanings to the phrase quiet waters run deep, Perkins with his psychological problems is no match for Weld's murderous intent. While Perkins initially manages to teach her a trick or two, the roles are soon reversed. Impressively dark comedy, especially noteworthy for Perkins' performance. Black's direction manages to get the most out of the tight script, by regarding his characters with a mixture of horror and fascination. Blu-ray Release Date: December 6th, 2013

Adjust Your Tracking - Over 100 collectors, filmmakers, producers, and video store owners express how VHS changed their lives. Some see VHS as worthless plastic, but Adjust Your Tracking shows a vibrant world of collectors and movie fans who are keeping the format, and the movies, alive. Travel back to the days of video rental stores with those who still buy, sell, rent and trade the format that will not die - VHS. DVD Release Date: June 17th, 2014

The Tijuana Story - Yet another fifties semi-documentary style crime thriller "ripped from the pages of todays headlines" purporting to expose the sin, crime, vice and corruption of some major city. This time the setting is south of the border in sunny Mexico, where a crusading newspaper editor battles the local syndicate who have turned the border city of Tijuana into a cesspool of drug dealing, gambling, and prostitution. DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2013

Bait - Cleo stars as a cashier in a little dump of a mom-and-pop store, despised because she is an apparently unwed mother. Nasty old gold prospector Hugo Haas looks on her as trash but his partner John Agar is clearly attracted to the luckless blonde. When the men actually discover gold, greedy Haas tries to think of a way to have it all for himself and decides to marry Cleo, certain that in their secluded corner of the world Agar won't be able to resist Cleo's sex appeal, thus allowing Haas to shoot and kill him and get away with it via "the unwritten law".  DVD Release Date: April 7th, 2014

The Miami Story - Fred Sears directs a routine crime thriller from a story by Robert Kent. Barry Sullivan plays ex-con Mick Flagg, a Chicago gangster who helps the police put a powerful Miami crime boss, Tony Brill (Luther Adler), behind bars. It is shot in a semi-documentary style with a narrator relating the action. DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2014

Repeat Performance - When a Broadway star shoots her murderous husband on New Year's Eve, She is given the chance to live life over and correct the errors of the past only to find that the end will be the same although the path will be different. DVD Release Date: June 23rd, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

July 21st, 2014


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

Destroy All Monsters [Blu-ray] (Ishirô 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)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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 Skjoldbjærg, 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] (André 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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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] (François Truffaut, 1962) RB UK Artificial Eye

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

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

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


August 11th, 2014


The 400 Blows [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1959) RB UK Artificial Eye

Black Angel [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 2002) Cult Epics

Breakheart Pass [Blu-ray] (Tom Gries, 1975) Kino Lorber

The Children's Hour [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1961) Kino Lorber

Dancer in the Dark [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2000) RB DE Koch Media

Favourites of the Moon [Blu-ray] (Otar Iosseliani, 1984) Cohen

Independencia (Raya Martin, 2009) R2 UK Second Run

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

Love Streams [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1984) Criterion

Mr. Majestyk [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1974) Kino Lorber

Orphan Black [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, 2013) RB UK 2Entertain

Plenty [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 1985) RB UK Network

Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1974) RB UK Arrow Video

The Railway Man [Blu-ray]  (Jonathan Teplitzky, 2013) Starz / Anchor Bay

Ransom [Blu-ray] (Caspar Wrede, 1974) RB UK Network (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shoot The Pianist [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1960) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Soft Skin [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1964) RB UK Artificial Eye

Swelter [Blu-ray] (Keith Parmer, 2014) Well Go USA

Tinto Brass: Maestro Of Erotica Cinema [Blu-ray] (Cheeky!, Black Angel, Private, Monamour) Cult Epics (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW) (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Unforgiven [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1960) Kino Lorber

We Won't Grow Old Together [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1972) Kino Classics

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