Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF July 30th, 2012

  This Week's Highlights
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The Man Who Never Was [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1956) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray] (Tay Garnett, 1946) Warner

Orlok The Vampire in 3D & 2D (F.W. Murnau, 1922) Apprehensive Films

The Pinochet Case (Patricio Guzman, 2001) Icarus Films

The Ernie Kovacs Collection, Vol. 2 - Shout! Factory

The Slut (Hagar Ben-Asher, 2011) Strand Releasing

Perry Mason: The Seventh Season 2 - Paramount

Peter Gunn: The Complete Series - Gaiam Entertainment

Nobody Else But You (Poupoupidou) (Gerald Hustache-Mathieu, 2011) First Run Features

The Giant Mechanical Man (Lee Kirk, 2012) New Video Group

Lawrence of Arabia [Blu-ray] (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (David Lean, 1962) Sony

Lawrence of Arabia [Blu-ray] (David Lean, 1962) Region FREE UK Sony

This Is Cinerama [Blu-ray] (60th Anniversary - Merian C. Cooper) Flicker Alley

The Curse of Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1957) RB UK Lions Gate

The Man in the White Suit [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) RB UK Studio Canal

The Devil Rides Out [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1968) RB UK Studio Canal

My Neighbor Totoro [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal

The Penalty [Blu-ray] (Wallace Worsley, 1920) Kino

Windjammer: The Voyage of the Christian Radich [Blu-ray] (Bill Colleran, Louis De Rochemont III, 1958) Flicker Alley

Puppetmaster [Blu-ray] (David Schmoeller, 1989) Wizard Full Moon

Killer Joe [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 2011) RB UK Entertainment One

Être et avoir [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Philibert, 2002) RB UK Artificial Eye

Kino Classics Lina Wertmuller Collection [Blu-ray] (Love & Anarchy, The Seduction of Mimi, All Screwed Up) (3-Disc Set) - Lorber

Majikoi - Oh Samurai Girl: Complete Collection [Blu-ray] - Section 23

The Giants (Bouli Lanners, 2011) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Letter from an Unknown Woman [Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1948) Olive Films

The Slender Thread [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1965) Olive Films

The Sterile Cuckoo [Blu-ray] (Alan J. Pakula, 1969) Olive Films

Three Secrets [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1950) Olive Films

Up Tight! [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1968) Olive Films

In the Mood for Love [Blu-ray] (Kar Wai Wong, 2000) Criterion

Rosemary’s Baby (Roman Polanski, 1968) Criterion
Rosemary’s Baby [
Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1968) Criterion

Sunday Bloody Sunday (John Schlesinger, 1971) - Criterion
Sunday Bloody Sunday [
Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1971) - Criterion

The Forgiveness of Blood (Joshua Marston, 2011) - Criterion
The Forgiveness of Blood [
Blu-ray] (Joshua Marston, 2011) - Criterion

Eclipse Series 36: Three Wicked Melodramas from Gainsborough Pictures - Criterion

Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
The Passion of Joan of Arc [
Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Passion of Joan of Arc LE Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Floating Weeds (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Floating Weeds [
Blu-ray] (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Park Row (Samuel Fuller, 1952) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Die Nibelungen (Fritz Lang, 1924) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Die Nibelungen [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1924) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Gate of Hell [
Blu-ray] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1976) RB UK BFI


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Back next issue with more. .Have a gracious week!

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

July 30th, 2012


Barbarella [Blu-ray] (Roger Vadim, 1968) UK Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Beach [Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 2000) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Adventures of the Scarlet Pimpernel - The Complete 1955 Series - R2 UK Network

Body and Soul [Blu-ray] (Robert Rossen, 1947) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fela Kuti: Teacher Don't Teach Me Nonsense & Berliner Jazztage '78 (Double Feature) - Lorber

Fire with Fire [Blu-ray] (Duncan Gibbins, 1986) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Firstborn [Blu-ray] (Michael Apted, 1984) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Forever Marilyn Collection [Blu-ray] (There's No Business Like Show Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, River Of No Return, The Seven Year Itch, How To Marry A Millionaire, Some Like it Hot, The Misfits) Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Force of Evil [Blu-ray] (Abraham Polonsky, 1948) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1953) Fox

La Grande Illusion [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1937) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Le Havre (Aki Kaurismäki, 2011) Criterion

Le Havre [Blu-ray] (Aki Kaurismäki, 2011) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

How to Marry a Millionaire [Blu-ray] (Jean Negulesco, 1953) Fox

London Boulevard [Blu-ray] (William Monahan, 2010) Region Free DE Universal

The Night Porter [Blu-ray] (Liliana Cavani, 1974) RB UK Anchor Bay

River of No Return [Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1954) Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Seven Year Itch [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1955) Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

There's No Business Like Show Business [Blu-ray] (Walter Lang, 1954) Fox

Total Recall (Mind-Bending Edition) [Blu-ray] (Paul Verhoeven, 1990) Lions Gate

The Whisperer in Darkness [Blu-ray] (Sean Branney, 2011) Microcinema


August 6th, 2012


The Boogens [Blu-ray] (James L. Conway, 1981) Olive Films

Bound [Blu-ray] (Wachowski bros. ,1996) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Casino Royale [Blu-ray] (Ken Hughes, John Huston etc., 1967) R2 UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Class of Nuke 'Em High [Blu-ray] (Richard W. Haines, Lloyd Kaufman, 1986) RB UK Arrow Academy

Clue [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Lynn, 1985) Paramount

Delicacy [Blu-ray] (David Foenkinos, Stéphane Foenkinos, 2011) RB UK Studio Canal

Fallen Angels [Blu-ray] (Kar Wai Wong, 1995) RB UK Artificial Eye

Full Metal Jacket [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1987) 25th Anniversary (Blu-ray Book Packaging) Warner

Grosse Pointe Blank [Blu-ray] (George Armitage, 1997) Disney

Le Havre [Blu-ray] (Aki Kaurismäki, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

High Fidelity [Blu-ray] (Stephen Frears, 2000) - Disney

The Incredible Mr. Limpet [Blu-ray] (Arthur Lubin, 1964) Warner

Johnny Guitar [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1954) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rio Grande [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1950) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sebastiane [Blu-ray] (Derek Jarman, 1976) Kino

The Tempest [Blu-ray] (Derek Jarman, 1979) Kino


August 13th, 2012


Dexter: The Complete Sixth Season [Blu-ray] Showtime

Fallen [Blu-ray] (Gregory Hoblit, 1998) Warner

Fernando Di Leo's: Madness (Vacanze per un massacro - 1980) Raro

The Hunger Games [Blu-ray] (Gary Ross, 2012) Lions Gate

Jaws [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1975) (Blu-ray + DVD + UV Digital Copy + Digital Copy) (Universal's 100th Anniversary) - Universal

Kill List [Blu-ray] (Ben Wheatley, 2011) MPI

Korczak [Blu-ray] (Andrzej Wajda, 1990) Kino

New Jack City [Blu-ray] (Mario Van Peeples, 1991) Warner

La promesse (Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 1996) Criterion

La promesse [Blu-ray]  (Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 1996) Criterion

Romeo Must Die [Blu-ray] (Andrzej Bartkowiak, 2000) Warner

Rosetta (Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 1999) Criterion

Rosetta [Blu-ray] (Luc Dardenne and Jean-Pierre Dardenne, 1999) Criterion

The Royal Tenenbaums [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2001) Criterion

Shaft [Blu-ray] (Gordon Parks, 1971) Olive Films

Les Vampires: 2-Disc [Blu-ray] (Louis Feuillade, 1915-16) Kino



August 20th, 2012


The Alexander Sokurov Collection - 3 Disc Set R2 UK Artificial Eye

The AristoCats [Blu-ray] (Wolfgang Reitherman, 1970) Disney

Black Magic Rites [Blu-ray] (Renato Polselli, 1973) Redemption

Captain Carey, U.S.A. [Blu-ray] (Mitchell Leisen, 1950) Olive Films

Elles (Malgorzata Szumowska, 2011) [Blu-ray] RB UK Artificial Eye

The Fabulous Journey to the Center of the Earth (Juan Piquer Simón, 1977) R2 UK Odeon Entertainment

Faust [Blu-ray] (Aleksandr Sokurov, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

Goodbye First Love [Blu-ray] (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2011) RB UK Artificial Eye

If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle (Florin Serban, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Man of the Story (Kathapurushan) (Adoor Gopalakrishnan, 1996) R2 UK Second Run

My Son John [Blu-ray] (Leo McCarey, 1952) Olive Films

Night of the Living Dead Re-animation [Blu-ray] (Jeff Broadstreet, 2012) 101 Films

Payback (Jennifer Baichwal, 2012) Zeitgeist

Post Mortem [Blu-ray] (Pablo Larraín, 2010) Lorber Films

Private Hell 36 [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1954) Olive Films

Pursued [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1947) Olive Films

Sailor of the King [Blu-ray] (Roy Boulting, 1953) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

Santa Fe Trail [Blu-ray] (Michael Curtiz, 1940) Intergroove

A Separation [Blu-ray] (Asghar Farhadi, 2011) Sony

The Shooting (Monte Hellman, 1966) / Ride in the Whirlwind (Monte Hellman, 1965) [Blu-ray] - Intergroove

The Soviet Influence Volume 2: Potemkin / Drifters [Blu-ray] - RB UK BFI

Stephen King's Thinner [Blu-ray] (Tom Holland, 1996) Olive Films

Vamperifica [Blu-ray] (Bruce Ornstein, 2011) RB UK Los Banditos Films

Visions of Ecstasy (with Sacred Flesh) [Blu-ray] - Sacrament

WarGames [Blu-ray] (John Badham, 1983) MGM

Weekend (Andrew Haigh, 2011) Criterion

Weekend [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, 2011) Criterion


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