Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF July 31st, 2017

  This Week's Highlights

Kopisanangan! A very strong week with Blu-ray reviews of packages by Criterion, Masters of Cinema, 88 Films, BFI, Kino, Well Go USA, Vinegar Syndrome, Third Window Films, Palisades Tartan of films by Fritz Lang, Sacha Guitry, Alex Cox, Shinya Tsukamoto, Abel Gance, Mike Nichols, Francesco Barilli, Antonio Margheriti, Chan-wook Park, Nunnally Johnson, Hoon-jung Park, Fernando Di Leo and others!. Our Calendar has NEW updates of films-to-Blu-ray, including Frank Capra, Buster Keaton, James Cameron, Herk Harvey, Enzo G. Castellari, Richard Fleischer, Blake Edwards, Ridley Scott,Curtis Hanson, Kathryn Bigelow, George A. Romero, Wes Craven, Jean Rollin, John Landis, James Ivory, Bruno Dumont, Steven Spielberg, Takeshi Kitano, Hayao Miyazaki, Lina Wertmüller, Jess Franco and more. We have another new listings page and check-out a few incredible sale items below. Our Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for AUGUST and a CONTEST with a BRAND NEW INDICATOR Region Free Blu-ray prize. Enjoy!!

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The Bitter Tea of General Yen [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1932) Sony

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1982) Universal Studios

Buster Keaton: 3 Films [Blu-ray] (Sherlock Jr., The General, Steamboat Bill, Jr.) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Terminator 2: Judgment Day [4K UHD Blu-ray] (James Cameron, 1991) - Lionsgate

Terminator 2: Judgment Day Endoarm [4K UHD Blu-ray] - Lionsgate

Carnival of Souls [Blu-ray] (Herk Harvey, 1962) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Lure [Blu-ray] (Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2015) Criterion UK

In the Eye of the Hurricane aka The Fox with a Velvet Tail [Blu-ray] (José María Forqué, 1971) RB UK 88 Films

Cold Eyes of Fear [Blu-ray] (Enzo G. Castellari, 1971) RB UK Black House Films

Watch Me When I Kill [Blu-ray] (Antonio Bido, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

The Vikings [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1958) RB UK Eureka Classics

The Party [Blu-ray] (Blake Edwards, 1968) RB UK Eureka Classics

Conan the Barbarian [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Marcus Nispel, 2011) - Lionsgate

Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2017) Fox Home Entertainment
Alien: Covenant
Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2017) Fox Home Entertainment

L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray] (Curtis Hanson, 1997) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Strange Days [Blu-ray] (Kathryn Bigelow, 1995) RB UK Mediumrare

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] - Walt Disney

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - ABC Studios

A Ghost Story [Blu-ray] (David Lowery, 2017) Lionsgate

RED [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Robert Schwentke, 2010) - Lionsgate
RED 2 [
4K UHD Blu-ray] (Dean Parisot, 2013) - Lionsgate

Baby Driver [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Edgar Wright, 2017) Sony Pictures UK

The Prison [Blu-ray] (Hyeon Na, 2017) Well Go USA

Land of the Dead [Blu-ray] (George A. Romero, 2005) Shout! Factory

King of Horror Collection [Blu-ray] (It, Cat's Eye, The Shining, Salem's Lot) Warner

Trinity Twin Pack (They Call Me Trinity / Trinity is Still My Name) [Blu-ray] Henstooth

Kick-Ass [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Matthew Vaughn, 2010) - Lionsgate

Dawn of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Zack Snyder, 2004) Shout! Factory

Summer of Fear [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1978) Doppelganger

The Iron Rose [Blu-ray] (Jean Rollin, 1973) RB UK Black House Films

The Demons [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1973) RB UK Nucleus Films

Into the Night [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1985) RB UK 101 Films

Maurice [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1987) Cohen Media Group
Slack Bay [
Blu-ray] (Bruno Dumont, 2016) Kino Lorber
Behind the White Glasses (Valerio Ruiz, 2015) Kino Lorber
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) [
Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1977) Sony Pictures
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (40th Anniversary Edition) [4K UHD
Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1977) Sony Pictures
Hana-Bi [
Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 1997) Film Movement
Hype! [
Blu-ray] (Doug Pray, 1996) Shout! Factory
Howl's Moving Castle [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2004) GKids
Kiki's Delivery Service [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1989) GKids
My Neighbor Totoro [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) GKids
Ponyo [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2008) GKids
Princess Mononoke [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1997) GKids
Spirited Away [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) GKids
Castle in the Sky [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1986) GKids
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind [
Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1984) GKids
The Aftermath [
Blu-ray] (Steve Barkett, 1982) VCI
Satan's Cheerleaders [
Blu-ray] (Greydon Clark, 1977) VCI

Hammer House of Horror: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - RB UK Network

Seven Beauties [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1975) Kino
Swept Away [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1974) Kino
Ferdinando and Carolina [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1999) Kino
Summer Night [Blu-ray] (Lina Wertmüller, 1986) Kino
Killer Barbys [
Blu-ray] (Jess Franco, 1996) Redemption / Kino Lorber

Vampyr [Blu-ray] (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1932) Criterion Collection

The Lure [Blu-ray] (Agnieszka Smoczyńska, 2015) Criterion Collection

Barry Lyndon [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1975) Criterion Collection

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1992) Criterion Collection

Personal Shopper [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas, 2016) Criterion Collection

The Man with Two Brains [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1983) Warner Archive

The Long Riders (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1980) Kino Lorber

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1982) Universal
Night Moves [
Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1975) Warner Archive
My Blue Heaven [
Blu-ray] (Herbert Ross, 1990) Warner Archive
Freebie and the Bean [Blu-ray] (Richard Rush, 1974) Warner Archive

Fletch Lives [Blu-ray] (Michael Ritchie, 1989) Universal

For Richer or Poorer [Blu-ray] (Bryan Spicer, 1997) Universal

The Paper [Blu-ray] (Ron Howard, 1994) Universal

The Skulls [Blu-ray] (Rob Cohen, 2000) Universal

You Only Live Once [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1937) Classic Flix

Bram Stoker's Dracula (4k UHD BD) [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992) Sony

George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition [Blu-ray] (In There s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and 1973's The Crazies) Arrow US

Heal the Living [Blu-ray] (Katell Quillévéré, 2016) Cohen Media Group

Split (4k UHD BD) [Blu-ray] (M. Night Shyamalan, 2016) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Funny Bones [Blu-ray] (Peter Chelsom, 1995) Kino Lorber

Snapshot (aka The Day After Halloween) [Blu-ray] (Simon Wincer, 1979) Vinegar Syndrome

OSS 117: Five Film Collection (OSS 117 Is Unleashed / OSS 117: Panic in Bangkok / OSS 117: Mission For a Killer / OSS 117: Mission to Tokyo / OSS 117: Double Agent) [Blu-ray] (various, 1963-1968) Kino Lorber

Two Female Spies with Flowered Panties [Blu-ray] (Jess Franco, 1980) Severin

J.D.'s Revenge [Blu-ray] (Arthur Marks, 1976) Arrow US

The Noose Hangs High [Blu-ray] (Charles Barton, 1948) Classic Flix

Abbott & Costello Meet the Mummy [Blu-ray] (Charles Lamont, 1955) Universal

SpaceCamp [Blu-ray] (Harry Winer, 1986) Kino Lorber

Leonard Part 6 [Blu-ray] (Paul Weiland, 1987) Mill Creek

Red Line 7000 [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1965) Kino Lorber

Dimension 5 [Blu-ray] (Franklin Adreon, 1966) Kino Lorber

Family Values: Three Films by Hirokazu Kore-eda (I Wish; Like Father, Like Son; After the Storm) [Blu-ray] (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2011-2016) Arrow UK

Le Plaisir [Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1952) Arrow UK

Tobor the Great [Blu-ray] (Lee Sholem, 1954) Kino Lorber

The Adventures of Captain Marvel [Blu-ray] (John English, William Witney, 1941) Kino Lorber

Love with the Proper Stranger [Blu-ray] (Robert Mulligan, 1963) Kino Lorber

The Voice of the Moon [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1990) Arrow UK

Zoology [Blu-ray] (Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, 2016) Arrow UK

After the Storm [Blu-ray] (Hirokazu Kore-eda, 2016) Arrow UK

The Birthday Party [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1968) Kino Lorber

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1969) Kino Lorber

Custer of the West [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1967) Kino Lorber

Krakatoa, East of Java [Blu-ray] (Bernard L. Kowalski, 1969) Kino Lorber

Visit to a Small Planet [Blu-ray] (Norman Taurog, 1960) Kino Lorber

The Thing - 4K Restored [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1982) RB UK Arrow

The Thing - 4K Restored Steelbook [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1982) RB UK Arrow

Lubitsch In Berlin [Blu-ray] - Ich möchte kein Mann sein (1918), Die Puppe (1919), Die Austernprinzessin (1919), Sumurun (1920), Anna Boleyn (1920) and Die Bergkatze (1921) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Wonderful Worlds Of Ray Harryhausen, Volume One: 1955-1960 [Blu-ray] (It Came from Beneath the Sea, 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 3 Worlds of Gulliver) Indicator UK

Blade Runner: The Final Cut (4k UHD BD) [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1982) Warner

Journey To The Center Of The Earth [Blu-ray] (Henry Levin, 1959) RB UK Masters of Cinema

George Romero Between Night And Dawn Limited Edition [Blu-ray] (In There's Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch and 1973's The Crazies) RB UK Arrow

The Fox with a Velvet Tail [Blu-ray] (José María Forqué, 1971) Mondo Macabro



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Criterion new 4K restoration Blu-ray of Alex Cox's Sid and Nancy gets the nod this week for top spot. As well as brilliant a/v the package is stacked with two audio commentaries and much more. Buy with confidence! Thank goodness for 88 Film's new Blu-ray of Francesco Barilli's The Perfume of the Lady in Black - a fabulous Giallo. The older Raro 1080P was flawed and fans will be grateful of the vastly improved transfer. Sacha Guitry's sophisticated black comedy La Poison gets the Criterion treatment - a strong transfer and many supplements for this masterpiece film. Kudos to BFI for their Blu-ray of Abel Gance's 1938 J'Accuse, improved video, a new audio commentary and booklet. The film is essential. Nice to have a comparable Blu-ray release of Fritz Lang's visually ambitious cinematic allegory Destiny - another stellar release from the Masters of Cinema. Great to finally see Nunnally Johnson's Night People get a proper 2.55:1 aspect ratio transfer and it's a Blu-ray too! Thanks Kino. Another bona-fide Giallo gets a vastly superior Region FREE Blu-ray treatment from 88 Films with Fernando Di Leo's gratuitously erotic Cold Blooded Beast. Silkwood remains a highly entertaining film with impressive performances and comes to Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. The Orchard End Murder was a surprising murder-thriller - a riveting short programme film experience on Blu-ray with plenty of extras from BFI. Shinya Tsukamoto's artsy A Snake in June uses sexual desire as a foil expressing the self-imposed alienation of impersonal big city life. The Blu-ray has a valuable commentary and other supplements. Thumbs up. Chan-wook Park's Thirst has a Catholic priest inflicted with vampirism who becomes sexually insatiable finding a copacetic mate in the process. Such a visual film requires a Blu-ray presentation. Man vs. Beast conflict in the extreme in Hoon-jung Park's The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale - available on Blu-ray. Antonio Margheriti's brilliantly titled The Long Hair of Death is a Gothic horror with the magnetic Barbara Steele - a not-quite-Giallo on Blu-ray from 88 Films. My Chauffeur is a cute and goofy 80's playful light romance comedy. Vinegar Syndrome stacks their Blu-ray with two commentaries and more! On DVD Eric reviewed I, Olga is 'An austere, hypnotic story of sadness, madness and murder,' Opening Night (2016) is a musical comedy. I covered Adult Fairy Tales - a late 70's sex-comedy that pushes the boundaries of its era's rating system. Coronet Blue is a fabulous mystery-thriller TV series with neo-noir leanings and a multitude of future stars to spot.

“You’re never going to learn something as profoundly as when it’s purely out of curiosity.”. - Christopher Nolan

Enjoy the most exciting week of your life!


A Snake in June BD - Rinko and Shigehiko are a strange couple, whose physical mismatch (she a lithe beauty, he an overweight, balding, obsessive-compulsive neurotic) is reflected in the complete lack of intimacy between them. They connect as human beings, but they live more like friends than as lovers and lead nearly independent lives. Both seem comfortable with this coexistence, but the desires that lurk beneath its surface are brought out with the introduction of a third element into the equation. When Rinko receives a package of candid photographs of herself masturbating and the sender (played by Tsukamoto himself) contacts her with the threat of exposing them to her husband, she submits herself to the anonymous voyeur's sexual games. Blu-ray Release Date: September 28th, 2015

Thirst BD - Sang-hyun, a priest working for a hospital, selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery by an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He realizes his sole reason for living: the pleasures of the flesh. Blu-ray Release Date: January 25th, 2010

The Long Hair of Death BD - In the 15th century, a young woman is accused of being a witch and committing a murder. She is burned at the stake. Years later, during a plague, she is revived by lightning. She returns to her village to prevent her daughter from marrying the man who actually committed the murder for which she was executed. 88 Films Blu-ray Release date: July 24th, 2017

The Perfume of the Lady in Black BD - Director Francesco Barilli s hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli s psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric. 88 Films Blu-ray Release Date: June 26th, 2017

Cold Blooded Beast BD - A clinic for mentally unstable, but wealthy, women is being terrorised by a maniac with a fetish for medieval weaponry. Dr. Keller (Klaus Kinski) and his team are clueless as to who is behind these brutal crimes. Is it a member of his staff, or have one of his charges finally snapped and started to act out on their perverse fantasies on their fellow inmates? 88 Films Blu-ray Release Date: July 24th, 2017

The Orchard End Murder BD - A young woman from the suburbs (Tracy Hyde), bored by a countryside tryst, wanders off to explore her surroundings. When she meets a gnome-like stationmaster and his towering, half-witted railway-worker friend (played by Casualty's Clive Mantle), an initially strange encounter turns sinister among the trees of a nearby orchard. Blu-ray Release date: July 24th, 2017

J'Accuse BD - After surviving the bloodshed of World War I, soldier Jean Diaz (Victor Francen) sacrifices his dream of being a poet for a far more important pursuit: ending war. Turning to science, Diaz dedicates himself to creating technology that will make combat obsolete. Bankrolling the project is tycoon Henri Chimax (Jean Max). But, when World War II becomes imminent, Chimax sees an opportunity to bolster the French war effort -- and swipes Diaz's pacifist invention so it can be used by the army. BFI Blu-ray Release Date: July 24th, 2017

Silkwood BD - The taut Mike Nichols drama Silkwood (1983) was based on the real life case of a plutonium processing plant metallurgy worker, Karen Silkwood (Meryl Streep), who discovered corporate powers were covering up radiation leaks at Oklahoma's Kerr-McGee plant. Karen's whistle blower efforts as a union activist to reveal Kerr- McGee's possible radiation poisoning of its employees ended tragically. Karen had been a union activist with the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers' Union who was a vocal advocate for plant safety. Blu-ray Release date: July 25th, 2017

La Poison BD - One of the great late period films by Sacha Guitry — the total auteur who delighted (and scandalised) the French public and inspired the French New Wave as a model for authorship as director-writer-star of screen and stage alike. In every one of his pictures (and almost every one served as a rueful examination of the war between the sexes), Guitry sculpted by way of a rapier wit — one might say by way of “the Guitry touch” — some of the most sophisticated black comedies ever conceived… and La Poison [Poison] is one of his blackest. Criterion Blu-ray Release date: August 22nd, 2017

Night People BD - When an American soldier is kidnapped by the Soviets in the Eastern sector, Van Dyke is verbally assaulted by the soldier's influential industrialist father Leatherby (Broderick Crawford), who demands that something be done immediately. The Colonel realizes that it's not as simple as that: in return for the soldier, he is expected to turn over an elderly couple, both former anti-Nazi activists, to the East Germans, who will probably execute the couple. Leatherby backs off a bit when he meets the couple, then agrees to let Van Dyke handle the crisis in the most diplomatic manner possible. Things come to a head when the Colonel discovers that one of his trusted aides (Anita Bjork) is in league with the Soviets. Filmed on location in Germany, Night People is capped by a deliciously ironic coda. Blu-ray Release Date: July 25th, 2017

Sid and Nancy BD - With the lacerating love story Sid & Nancy, Alex Cox reimagines the crash-and-burn affair between punk’s most notorious self-destructive poster children: Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen—brought to visceral life by brilliant performances from Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb. Cox turns his anarchic filmmaking style on the explosive energy of the London punk scene and the degenerate streets of seventies New York, making for an eviscerating depiction of excess and addiction. Through the lens of cinematographer Roger Deakins, the imagery goes from swooning to grimy, and the film’s bleakness is balanced with surreal humor and genuine tenderness, making for an affecting, music-fueled vision of doomed love. Criterion Blu-ray Release Date: August 22nd, 2017

The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale BD - In 1925 during the Japanese occupation, retired top hunter Chun Man Deok (Choi Min Sik) moves to a hut in a mountain with his son Seok (Sung Yu Bin). Obsessed with tiger skins, Japanese government official Maejono (Osugi Ren) decides to kill all the tigers in the country. The extermination is also an act to destroy Joseon's morale since tigers are the symbol of the country's national spirit. However, their plan doesn't go as well as expected because the remaining tiger is still missing. Joined by Seok, Gu Kyung (Jung Man Sik), the leader of the Joseon hunters ruled by the Japanese army, is assigned to find that tiger but it won't be an easy task because Chun Man Deok is determined to protect the last tiger of Joseon. Blu-ray Release date: August 9th, 2016

Destiny BD - Lang's first major success was inspired by the Intolerance device of mixing parallel settings and cultures. Death gives a young girl three chances to save her lover's life, in old Baghdad, in 17th century Venice, and in mythical China. The tone ranges from baroque melodrama to eccentric whimsy, and the plotting is full of digressions and asides, but Lang's design sense and use of architectural space gives the film a basic consistency. And the plentiful special effects still look amazingly inventive. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release date: July 24th, 2017

My Chauffeur BD - Casey Meadows (Deborah Foreman) is a fast-talking, goofy, rebellious young woman who receives a mysterious note from millionaire Witherspoon (E.G. Marshall) informing her that she's been hired as a chauffeur for his limousine company. She is given a cool reception by her stuffy new boss, McBride (Howard Hesseman). Only O'Brien (Sean McClory), Witherspoon's chauffeur, treats her kindly. In an effort to make her quit, McBride assigns Casey to their most difficult clients. But eventually she is assigned to chauffeur Battle (Sam J. Jones), the uptight and overworked son of Witherspoon. Blu-ray Release date: July 25th, 2017

I, Olga - Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn't play the part society desired of her. Frequently bullied and unable to connect with other people, her alienation eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only 22-years old. 'An austere, hypnotic story of sadness, madness and murder,' (The New York Times), I, OLGA HEPNAROVA reconstructs the events that led up to her disastrous actions. DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2017

Opening Night (2016) - Stage manager Nick (Topher Grace) has the odds stacked against him backstage on opening night of the new Broadway Musical One Hit Wonderland. He must corral the eccentric cast and crew after learning that Chloe (Alona Tal) had a drunken fling with the star, JC Chasez (yes, NSYNC's JC Chasez). From prima donna back-up dancer (Taye Diggs), to a temperamental producer (Rob Riggle), to his leading lady (Anne Heche) suffering one accident after another, Nick makes sure 'the show must go on' in this hilarious musical comedy. DVD Release Date: August 1st, 2017

Adult Fairy Tales - Little Bo Peep, Old King Cole, Little Tommy Tucker, Snow White, and many others, have all grown up and are ready for action! These enchanting characters from beloved nursery rhymes sing, dance, lust, and romance their way through this hilarious, naughty, and twisted tale where music, mirth, and merriment are the rule of the day. In a clothing optional land of make believe where everything is possible! See "Scream Queen" Linnea Quigley star in her first feature role in this erotic musical funfest! DVD Release Date: April 24th, 2017

Coronet Blue - From creator and cult great Larry Cohen comes this thrilling and suspenseful espionage actioner starring Frank Converse as Michael Alden, an amnesiac double agent in search of his true identity, while assassins of a mysterious syndicate are trying to locate and kill him. The key to his past might be a meaningless phrase Coronet Blue that for some reason Alden remembers. DVD Release Date: July 18th, 2017

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July 31st, 2017




The Bitter Tea of General Yen [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1932) Sony

Colossal [Blu-ray] (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016) Universal

The Circle [Blu-ray] (James Ponsoldt, 2017) Lionsgate

The Devil's Brigade [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1968) Kino Lorber

Escape From New York (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1981) Shout! Factory
The Fog (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [
Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1980) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Future Shock! The Story of 2000AD [Blu-ray] (Paul Goodwin, 2014) RB UK Arrow

Going in Style [Blu-ray] (Zach Braff, 2017) Warner Home Video

The Good Son [Blu-ray] (Joseph Ruben, 1993) Kino Lorber

The Hills Have Eyes [Blu-ray] ( Wes Craven, 1977) Region FREE Arrow UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

House on Willow Street [Blu-ray] (Alastair Orr, 2016) Shout! Factory

MacArthur [Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1977) Universal

The Poseidon Adventure (2005) The Complete Miniseries [Blu-ray] - Mill Creek Entertainment

Psycho II [Blu-ray] (Richard Franklin, 1983) RB UK Arrow

Shin Godzilla [Blu-ray] (Hideaki Anno, Shinji Higuchi, 2016) Funimation

Slither [Blu-ray] (James Gunn, 2006) Shout! Factory

The Strange Vice Of Mrs Wardh [Blu-ray] (Sergio Martino, 1971) RB UK Shameless

They Live (Collector's Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1988) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wakefield [Blu-ray] (Robin Swicord, 2016) Shout! Factory

Zombie Flesh Eaters [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1979) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)


August 7th, 2017



11:55 [Blu-ray] (Ari Issler, Ben Snyder, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Among Us [Blu-ray] (Gary King, 2017) Gravitas Ventures

Bend of the River [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1952) RB DE Alive

The Breaking Point [Blu-ray] (Michael Curtiz, 1950) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Clambake [Blu-ray] (Arthur H. Nadel, 1967) Kino Lorber

The Dinner [Blu-ray] (Oren Moverman, 2017) Lionsgate

The Exception [Blu-ray] (David Leveaux, 2016) Lionsgate

Fargo (20th Anniversary Edition Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1996) Shout! Factory

The Flesh [Blu-ray] (Marco Ferreri, 1991) Cult Epics

Frankie and Johnny [Blu-ray] (Frederick De Cordova, 1966) Kino Lorber

Free Fire [Blu-ray] (Ben Wheatley, 2016) RB UK Studio Canal

Freebie and the Bean [Blu-ray] (Richard Rush, 1974) Warner Archive

Ghost in the Shell [Blu-ray] (Rupert Sanders, 2017) Paramount UK
Ghost in the Shell
[4K UHD Blu-ray] (Rupert Sanders, 2017) Paramount UK

The Handmaiden [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)
The Handmaiden - Special Edition [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

Happy Hell Night [Blu-ray] (Brian Owens, 1992) RB UK 88 Films

Into the Night [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1985) RB UK 101 Films

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [Blu-ray] (Guy Ritchie, 2016) Warner

The Music Room [Blu-ray] (Satyajit Ray, 1959) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Night of the Sorcerers / The Loreley's Grasp (Double Feature) [Blu-ray] (Amando de Ossorio, 1974) Shout! Factory

Night Passage [Blu-ray] (James Neilson, 1957) RB DE Alive

The Rare Breed [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1966) RB DE Alive

Re-Animator (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] (Stuart Gordon, 1985) Arrow

Society [Blu-ray] (Brian Yuzna, 1989) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Taisho Trilogy (Limited Edition) (Zigeunerweisen, Kageroza, Yumeji) [Blu-ray] (Seijun Suzuki, 1980-1991) Arrow US

Teen Wolf (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Rod Daniel, 1985) Shout! Factory
Teen Wolf Too (Collector's Edition) [
Blu-ray] (Christopher Leitch, 1987) Shout! Factory

Tenement: Game of Survival [Blu-ray] (Roberta Findlay, 1985) Shriek Show

Torso [Blu-ray] (Sergio Martino, 1973) RB UK Shameless
Touch of Death [
Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1988) RB UK 88 Films

Tout va bien [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, 1972) RB UK Arrow

The Tree of Wooden Clogs [Blu-ray] (Ermanno Olmi, 1978) RB UK Arrow


August 14th, 2017




After the Storm [Blu-ray] (Kore-eda  Hirokazu, 2016) Film Movement

Alien: Covenant [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2017) Fox Home Entertainment
Alien: Covenant
Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2017) Fox Home Entertainment  

Amazon Women on the Moon [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 1987) RB UK 101 Films

Baby Steps [Blu-ray] (Barney Cheng, 2015) Gravitas Ventures

Barton Fink [Blu-ray] (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 1991) Kino Lorber

Bluebeard [Blu-ray] (Soo-youn Lee, 2017) Well Go USA

Broken Mile [Blu-ray] (Justin McConnell, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Clash [Blu-ray] (Mohamed Diab, 2016) RB UK Arrow

Don't Torture a Duckling [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1972) RB UK Arrow Video

Duel in the Sun (Roadshow Edition) [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1946) Kino Lorber

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (50th Anniversary Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1966) (50th Anniversary Special Edition) - Kino Lorber

The Graduate (50th Anniversary) [Blu-ray] (Mike Nichols, 1967) RB UK Studiocanal

Hopscotch [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1980) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Louis Malle Collection (Elevator to the Gallows, Les Amants, Zazie dans le métro, The Fire Within, Murmur of the Heart, Lacombe Lucien, Black Moon, My Dinner with Andre, Au Revoir les Enfants, Milou en Mai) [Blu-ray] (Louis Malle) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Meantime [Blu-ray] (Mike Leigh, 1984) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Missing in Action (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Joseph Zito, 1984) Shout! Factory

Night Moves [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1975) Warner Archive

The Noose Hangs High [Blu-ray] (Charles Barton, 1948) Classic Flix

Obit. [Blu-ray] (Vanessa Gould, 2016) Kino Lorber

One Dark Night [Blu-ray] (Tom McLoughlin, 1982) Kino Lorber

Prometheus [4K UHD Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2012) Twentieth Century Fox

Ronin [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1998) RB UK Arrow

The Saga of Anatahan [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Sense of an Ending [Blu-ray] (Ritesh Batra, 2017) RB UK Studiocanal

Shakes the Clown [Blu-ray] (Bobcat Goldthwait, 1991) Mill Creek Entertainment

Torn Curtain [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock,1966) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment
The Transfiguration
Blu-ray] (Michael O'Shea, 2016) RB UK Thunderbird Releasing

Vampira [Blu-ray] (Clive Donner, 1974) RB UK Fabulous Films


August 21st, 2017



The Adventures of Hercules II [Blu-ray] (Luigi Cozzi, 1985) Shout! Factory

Before the Sun Explodes [Blu-ray] (Debra Eisenstadt, 2016) Gravitas Ventures

Beggars of Life [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1928) Kino Lorber

Casque d'or [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1952) RB UK Studiocanal

Daredevil: The Complete Second Season [Blu-ray] - Walt Disney

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg [Blu-ray] (Peter Medak, 1972) UK Indicator

Day of Anger [Blu-ray] (Tonino Valerii, 1967) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Deadly Affair [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1966) UK Indicator

Effects [Blu-ray] (Dusty Nelson, 1980) AGFA

The Endless Summer [Blu-ray] (Bruce Brown, 1966) RB UK Second Sight Films

Edward and Caroline [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

Hercules [Blu-ray] (Luigi Cozzi, 1983) Shout! Factory

The Indian Runner [Blu-ray] (Sean Penn, 1991) Kino Lorber

Into the Night [Blu-ray] (John Landis, 1985) RB UK 101 Films

Jessica Jones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - ABC Studios

The Love of a Woman [Blu-ray] (Jean Grémillon, 1953) RB UK Arrow

The Love of a Woman [Blu-ray] (Jean Grémillon, 1953) Arrow US

The Mourning Forest [Blu-ray] (Naomi Kawase, 2007) RB UK Masters of Cinema

My Blue Heaven [Blu-ray] (Herbert Ross, 1990) Warner Archive

The National Health [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1973) UK Indicator

New Battles Without Honor and Humanity - The Complete Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1974-1976) Arrow

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

La poison [Blu-ray] (Sacha Guitry, 1951) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Reckoning [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1970) UK Indicator

Sid & Nancy [Blu-ray] (Alex Cox, 1986) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Slayer [Blu-ray] (J.S. Cardone, 1982) Arrow US

The Slayer [Blu-ray] (J.S. Cardone, 1982) Arrow UK

Touchez pas au grisbi [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker , 1954) RB UK Studiocanal

Le Trou [Blu-ray] (Jacques Becker, 1960) RB UK Studiocanal

Variety (aka Varieté) [Blu-ray] (Ewald André Dupont, 1925) Kino Lorber
Whale Rider
Blu-ray] (Niki Caro, 2002) Shout! Factory

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