Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF September 21st, 2015

  This Week's Highlights

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This Island Earth [Blu-ray]  (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) RB DE Ostalgica (Alive AG)

This Island Earth Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray] (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) RB DE Ostalgica (Alive AG)

Downhill Racer [Blu-ray] (Michael Ritchie, 1969) Criterion

Speedy [Blu-ray] (Ted Wilde, 1928) Criterion

Burroughs: The Movie [Blu-ray] (Howard Brookner, 1983) Criterion

Jellyfish Eyes [Blu-ray] (Takashi Murakami, 2013) Criterion

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1962) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Turkey Shoot [Blu-ray] (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) Severin Films

What Have You Done to Solange? [Blu-ray] (Massimo Dallamano, 1972) RB UK Arrow

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Gessner, 1976) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

The End of the Tour [Blu-ray] (James Ponsoldt, 2015) Lionsgate

Sherrybaby [Blu-ray] (Laurie Collyer, 2006) Filmrise

Legend [Blu-ray] (Brian Helgeland, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal

The Visit [Blu-ray] (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015) Universal Pictures UK

School for Scoundrels [Blu-ray] (Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, 1960) RB UK Studio Canal

Tangerine [Blu-ray] (Sean Baker, 2015) Magnolia

Croupier [Blu-ray] (Mike Hodges, 1998) Henstooth Video

Jurassic World - Limited Edition Packaging [Blu-ray] (Colin Trevorrow, 2015) Universal Studios

San Andreas [Blu-ray] (Brad Peyton, 2015) Warner Home Video



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Such an overwhelming week - I saw so many great film... in 1080P! I am giving top spot to Criterion's Blu-ray package of Ettore Scola's A Special Day - quite the film experience. Let's get to the Noirs - BFI's Otto Preminger 3 Blu-ray Collection (Where the Sidewalk Ends, Whirlpool and Fallen Angel) are immensely pleasing to revisit in the higher resolution. Fans of the dark cinema will be in heaven - likewise BFI deserves kudos for their stacked Blu-ray of Jules Dassin's Night and the City - offering even more than their US counterpart. And, speaking of Criterion - their Blu-ray of David Cronenberg's The Brood is top-shelf with hours of valuable extras. I loved seeing it and the director's recognizable style. And speaking of horror films - John Carpenter's Christine gets a, very reasonable, new US Blu-ray release from Sony and fans will drink deep of the Plymouth Fury's vengeance in 1080P. Robert Aldrich's underrated Emperor of the North with evil rail-boss Borgnine vs. cool hobo Lee Marvin gets the Blu-ray treatment from Twilight Time looking and sounding its best. Busting is a slick and often witty cop thriller, with Elliott Gould and Robert Blake battling law enforcement bureaucracy - now on Blu-ray from Kino Lorber. Robert Mitchum stars in The Wonderful Country is also on Blu-ray and it's a different type of western. It dwells on a mysterious anti-hero protagonist and the setting and atmosphere on you quickly. Turkey Shoot is considered 'Ozploitation' - an exploitation/horror made down-under. It's gruesome and trashy - but I enjoyed the viewing with thanks to Severin's supplement-laced Blu-ray. The Invisible Monster is a 12-part Republic serial - and it's one of the better ones filled with the charm of 50's peril and justice - now on Blu-ray from Olive Films. The Destructors is on Blu-ray and is a mid 70's intrigue-adventure with professional assassins and stars Michael Caine, Anthony Quinn and James Mason - n'uff said. 10 to Midnight may not be premium Charles Bronson but the film would have half its value without his presence. Liliana Cavani's Francesco is also on Blu-ray - it's a surprising and intriguing religious epic with a young Mickey Rourke as Saint Francis of Assisi (eyebrows raised) and impressive Helena Bonham Carter. Some may appreciate Hitler: The Last Ten Days on Blu-ray with Alec Guinness as Der Fuhrer. Young Billy Young is a cute western with Mitchum and Angie Dickinson that doesn't amount to much. Mucho DVD coverage next week!.... "“Mice. They’re all for ya as long as you’re in the chips. I never seen a dame yet that’s still around when you hit the skids.” Wallace Ford in The Set-Up (1949).   See you next week!


Night and the City BD - Adapted from the lowlife novel by Gerald Kersh, Night and the City is a baroque masterpiece of corruption, paranoia and doom that ranks among the true works of art in the film noir genre. Produced by Twentieth Century Fox, yet employing American, British and Continental personnel and filmed on the streets of London, it was directed by Jules Dassin, under suspicion in Hollywood for his political beliefs, who made it at great speed before he was blacklisted. BFI Blu-ray Release date: September 28th, 2015

A Special Day BD - Italian cinema dream team Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni are cast against glamorous type and deliver two of the finest performances of their careers in this moving, quietly subversive drama from Ettore Scola. Though it’s set in Rome on the historic day in 1938 when Benito Mussolini and the city first rolled out the red carpet for Adolf Hitler, the film takes place entirely in a working-class apartment building, where an unexpected friendship blossoms between a pair of people who haven’t joined the festivities: a conservative housewife and mother tending to her domestic duties and a liberal radio broadcaster awaiting deportation. Scola paints an exquisite portrait in muted tones, a story of two individuals helpless in the face of Fascism’s rise. Blu-ray Release date: October 13th, 2015

Turkey Shoot BD - The story is set in a dystopian future society where all "deviants" (i.e. anyone whose ideas don't jive with those of the government) are interred in nightmarish re-education camps where they are tortured, beaten, raped and put to death -- mostly on the whim of the psychotic commandant (Michael Craig). Periodically, a handful of particularly defiant inmates will be released unarmed to be hunted down (for the entertainment of the elite) in a free-for-all "Turkey Shoot" (the film's original Australian title). Blu-ray Release date: September 22nd, 2015

Hitler: The Last Ten Days BD - Alec Guinness plays against stereotype, imbuing his Adolf Hitler with an introverted solemnity in Ennio De Concini's Hitler: The Last Ten Days. Set almost entirely inside Hitler's Berlin bunker, the film chronicles the dying days of the Third Reich as the Allied armies close in on Berlin. Guinness's Hitler is an enclosed depressive who sinks slowly into madness, depression, and ultimately suicide as his 1,000-Year Reich collapses around him. Blu-ray Release date: September 22nd, 2015

Where the Sidewalk Ends BD - Dana Andrews is brutal metropolitan police detective Dixon, who despises all criminals because his father had been one. When the cops pick up two-bit gambler Ken Paine (Craig Stevens) as a murder suspect, Dixon subjects Paine to the third degree -- and accidentally kills him. In disposing of the body, Dixon inadvertently places the blame for the killing on cab driver Jiggs Taylor (Tom Tully). Having fallen in love with Jigg's daughter, Morgan (Gene Tierney), Dixon tries to clear the cabbie without implicating himself, but ultimately he becomes trapped in a web of his own making. Otto Preminger Blu-ray Release date: September 28th, 2015

Whirlpool BD - In this compelling and unusual psychological melodrama Ann Sutton (Gene Tierney), a woman tormented by her secret kleptomania seeks help from a unscrupulous hypnotist David Korvo (Jose Ferrer). Although she is married to a successful psychiatrist (Richard Conte), and has no need to steal the items which she could easily purchase, she finds herself powerless to control her urge. She is finally caught when she attempts to steal a brooch from a department store but she is saved by Korvo who persuades the store not to prosecute. Grateful and desperate for help, Ann allows Korvo to treat her. Korvo, taking advantage of Ann's vulnerability, hypnotizes her and sends her to the home of a former mistress whom he has stolen money from and subsequently murdered when she threatened to turn him in to the police. Otto Preminger Blu-ray Release date: September 28th, 2015

Fallen Angel BD - Otto Preminger directed this stylish film noir exercise, intended as a follow-up to his surprise hit Laura. Kicked off a bus traveling cross-country for not being able to come up with the fare, down-and-out press agent Eric Stanton (Dana Andrews) ends up in Walton, a small coastal town in California. Stanton fast-talks Joe Ellis (Olin Howland) into giving him a place to stay for the night in exchange for promoting Professor Madley (John Carradine), a "mentalist" whose show Ellis manages. While in Walton, Stanton makes the acquaintance of June Mills (Alice Faye), a wealthy but reclusive young woman, and has his eye on Stella (Linda Darnell), a good-looking waitress working at the local diner. Stanton hatches a plan: he'll marry June, take her money, divorce her, and then take up with Stella. Stanton and June do in fact marry, but just as he's about to give her the brush-off, Stella turns up dead... Otto Preminger Blu-ray Release date: September 28th, 2015

The Brood BD - A disturbed woman is receiving a radical form of psychotherapy at a remote, mysterious institute. Meanwhile, her five-year-old daughter, under the care of her estranged husband, is being terrorized by a group of demonic beings. How these two story lines connect is the shocking and grotesque secret of this bloody tale of monstrous parenthood from David Cronenberg, starring Oliver Reed and Samantha Eggar. With its combination of psychological and body horror, The Brood laid the groundwork for many of the director’s films to come, but it stands on its own as a personal, singularly scary vision. Blu-ray Release date: October 13th, 2015

10 to Midnight BD - 'I remember when legal meant lawful' mutters cop Bronson, 'Now it means some kind of loophole'. Bronson's had a case thrown out of court after he's forced to admit that he planted evidence on a psychopathic murderer (Davis) too smart to leave any of his own. The psycho's release puts Bronson back in his Death Wish shoes. The producers have made it clear that the movie isn't intended to be a mere vigilante thriller, but rather a film that questions the law as regards insanity pleas. Blu-ray Release date: September 2015

Emperor of the North BD - Director Robert Aldrich and screenwriter Christopher Knopf bring us a spectacular Depression-era tale, Emperor of the North (1973) featuring a pair of stalwart veteran actors, Lee Marvin and Ernest Borgnine, as, respectively, a jaunty hobo determined to ride a train and the vicious conductor equally resolved to prevent this eventuality. Also starring Keith Carradine as the train-jumper’s young protégé, and featuring a potent score by Frank De Vol. Blu-ray Release date: September 2015

The Invisible Monster BD - Who is The Phantom Ruler? That's the question posed by the 12-part Republic serial The Invisible Monster. Using four illegal European aliens as his minions, the Phantom Ruler-possessed with the power of invisibility, as indicated by the title-goes on an unchecked crime spree. Insurance company investigator Richard Webb (later TV's Captain Midnight) is assigned to determine the identity of the Phantom Ruler, and to put the cuffs on him. Both Webb and his assistant Aline Towne are subjected to any number of life-threatening perils before justice is meted out in the final chapter. One of the best of the later Republic chapter plays. Blu-ray Release date: September 22nd, 2015

Christine BD - She was born in Detroit on an automobile assembly line. But she is no ordinary automobile. Deep within her chassis lives an unholy presence. She is a red and white 1958 Plymouth Fury named CHRISTINE, whose unique standard equipment includes an evil, indestructible vengeance that will destroy anyone in her way. She seduces 17-year-old Arnie Cunningham (Keith Gordon) who becomes consumed with passion for her sleek rounded chrome-laden body. She demands his complete and unquestioned devotion and when outsiders seek to interfere, they become the victims of Christine's horrifying wrath. John Carpenter brings Stephen King's best selling novel to life in this chilling thriller. Blu-ray Release date: September 29th, 2015

Francesco BD - Based on Francis of Assisi by Herman Hesse, FRANCESCO depicts the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. Following his death, his devoted followers recall the life of Francesco and chart his transformation from the pampered son of an aristocrat into a selfless man of faith devoted wholly to a life of apostolic poverty. Directed by Italian auteur Liliana Cavani (The Night Porter), and starring Academy Award-nominees Mickey Rourke as Saint Francis of Assisi, and Helena Bonham Carter as Saint Claire, Francesco paints an intimate portrait of one of the most beloved, influential and complex figures in the history of religion and civilization. Blu-ray Release date: September 1st, 2015

The Wonderful Country BD - There's something to be said for letting a project get out of hand when the result is as sympathetic as this. Bursting with characters, sub-plots, themes, symbols, the movie centres on Mitchum, a gringo pistolero operating South of the Border. Crossing the river (a recurring image) on a gun running mission, he painfully rediscovers the blessings and burdens of home and belonging. A German immigrant, an unhappy army wife and a troop of black cavalry reflect different aspects of his situation. Photographically and musically it's a continuous treat, though having the hero ride a horse called Lágrimas - Tears - was carrying portentousness too far. From a novel by the artist Tom Lea, who has a cameo as a barber. Blu-ray Release date: September 29th, 2015

Young Billy Young BD - Front and center, we have Robert Mitchum, as a roving deputy marshal. Add Robert Walker, as a stubborn, trigger-happy youth who crosses his path. Add Angie Dickinson, a spangled gal with a golden heart, and Jack Kelly and John Anderson, as the bad guys. Toss in young David Carradine for some pungent sideline mockery. Blu-ray Release date: September 29th, 2015

Busting BD - Slick and often witty cop thriller, with Gould and Blake in fine form as the vice-squad detectives going it alone in the face of apathy and corruption among their superiors in their attempts to clean up LA. Cynical and rather too determinedly hip, it nevertheless entertains - thanks to some good action sequences and firm control of atmosphere - and, as Hyams' first feature, presages the delights to come in Capricorn One and Outland. Blu-ray Release date: September 22nd, 2015

The Destructors BD - "The Destructors," once reportedly titled "The Marseilles Connection," involves Anthony Quinn, as the harried American narcotics chief in Paris, in a variety of murderous machinations to eliminate James Mason, as the Marseilles kingpin of the international dope traffic. Mr. Mason, it turns out in a highly convoluted plot, has knocked off our hero's best agents, thus driving him to Maurice Ronet, as a seemingly helpful Parisian police inspector, and Michael Caine, as a professional hit man, womanizer and old friend, and others, to do the job. Blu-ray Release date: September 22nd, 2015

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

September 21st, 2015


Black Caesar [Blu-ray] (Larrty Cohen, 1973) Olive Films

Blumenthal [Blu-ray] (Seth Fisher, 2013) Olive Films

Breaker Morant [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 1980) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Busting [Blu-ray] (Peter Hyams, 1974) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Destructors [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1974) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dog Day Afternoon 40th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1975) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

L'Eclisse [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1962) RB UK StudioCanal

Fatal Instinct [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1993) Olive Films

Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko's Curse [Blu-ray] (Carl Morano, 2013) Shriek Show

For Us the Living: The Medgar Evers Story [Blu-ray] (Michael Schultz, 1983) Olive Films

The Goob [Blu-ray] (Guy Myhill, 2014) RB UK Soda Pictures

Hitler: The Last Ten Days [Blu-ray] (Ennio De Concini, 1973) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

In the Name of My Daughter [Blu-ray] (André Téchiné, 2014) Cohen Media

The Invisible Monster [Blu-ray] (Fred C. Brannon, 1950) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Lion in Winter [Blu-ray] (Anthony Harvey, 1968) RB UK StudioCanal

Lisa [Blu-ray] (Gary Sherman, 1990) Kino Lorber

The Man Who Could Cheat Death [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1959) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Meetings with Remarkable Men [Blu-ray] (Peter Brook, 1979) Gaiam

Mister Johnson [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 1990) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mod Squad [Blu-ray] (Scott Silver, 1999) Olive Films

Moonrise Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2012) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mr. Majestyk [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1974) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Nightmares in a Damaged Brain [Blu-ray] (Romano Scavolini, 1981) RB UK 88 Films

Prick Up Your Ears [Blu-ray] (Stephen Frears, 1987) Olive Films

Probation Officer TV Series - Vol. 1 (Christopher Morahan, 1959) R2 UK Network

Rashomon [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Results [Blu-ray] (Andrew Bujalski, 2015) Magnolia

The Satan Bug [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1965) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Sentinel [Blu-ray] (Michael Winner, 1977) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Slaughter [Blu-ray] (Jack Starrett, 1972) Olive Films

Some Kind of Hero [Blu-ray] (Michael Pressman, 1982) Olive Films

Turkey Shoot [Blu-ray] (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1982) Severin Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Woods [Blu-ray] (Lucky McKee, 2006) Olive Films

Zathura: A Space Adventure [Blu-ray] (Jon Favreau, 2005) Sony


September 28th, 2015


37: A Final Promise [Blu-ray] (Randall Batinkoff, 2014) Gravitas Ventures

The Bear [Blu-ray] (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1988) Shout! Factory

The Big Boss [Blu-ray] (Wei Lo, Chia-Hsiang Wu, 1971) RB UK Mediumrare

Catch Me Daddy [Blu-ray] (Daniel Wolfe, 2014) RB UK Studiocanal

The Chaplin Revue [Blu-ray] (7 Charlie Chaplin films from 1918 and 1923) RB UK Artificial Eye

Christine [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1983) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Connection [Blu-ray] (Cédric Jimenez, 2014) Cinedigm

Cop Car [Blu-ray] (Jon Watts, 2015) Universal Studios

Dragon Inn [Blu-ray] (King Hu, 1967) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Duke of Burgundy [Blu-ray] (Peter Strickland, 2014) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fist Of Fury [Blu-ray] (Wei Lo, 1972) RB UK Mediumrare

The Honeymoon Killers [Blu-ray] (Leonard Kastle, 1970) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

A King in New York [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1957) RB UK Artificial Eye

Limelight [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1952) RB UK Artificial Eye

Man with the Gun [Blu-ray] (Richard Wilson, 1955) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Night and the City [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1950) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection [Blu-ray] (Fallen Angel, Whirlpool, Where the Sidewalk Ends) - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Poltergeist [Blu-ray] (Gil Kenan, 2015) 20th Century Fox

A Room with a View [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1986) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Savage Weekend [Blu-ray] (David Paulsen, John Mason Kirby, 1979) Kino Lorber

Sherrybaby [Blu-ray] (Laurie Collyer, 2006) Filmrise

A Snake of June [Blu-ray] (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2002) RB UK Twf

The Wonderful Country [Blu-ray] (Robert Parrish, 1959) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Young Billy Young [Blu-ray] (Burt Kennedy, 1969) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Zipper [Blu-ray] (Mora Stephens, 2015) Alchemy


October 5th, 2015


Alléluia [Blu-ray] (Fabrice Du Welz, 2014) Doppelganger Releasing

Amour fou [Blu-ray] (Jessica Hausner, 2014) Film Movement

Bad Man's River [Blu-ray]  (Eugenio Martin, 1971) Kino Lorber

Bram Stoker's Dracula [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992) Cinema Series (4K) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Burnt Offerings [Blu-ray] (Dan Curtis, 1976) Kino Lorber

Burying the Ex [Blu-ray] (Joe Dante, 2014) Image Entertainment

Captain Apache [Blu-ray] (Alexander Singer, 1971) Kino Lorber

Dark Places [Blu-ray] (Gilles Paquet-Brenner, 2015) Liongate

Deep Red [4k Remaster] [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1975) RB UK Arrow

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1968) Warner

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1969) Warner Bros.

Full Moon in Paris [Blu-ray] (Eric Rohmer, 1984) Film Movement

Gravy [Blu-ray] (James Roday, 2015) Shout! Factory

Hammer Horror Collection [Blu-ray] - Dracula Has Risen from the Grave, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed, The Mummy - Warner

The Happiest Days of Your Life [Blu-ray] (Frank Launder, 1950) RB UK StudioCanal

Hitch-Hike [Blu-ray] (Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

In the Courtyard [Blu-ray] (Pierre Salvadori, 2014) Cohen Media Group

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Gessner, 1976) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Manglehorn [Blu-ray] (David Gordon Green, 2014) MPI

The Marquise of O [Blu-ray] (Eric Rohmer, 1976) Film Movement

Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron [Blu-ray] (Joss Whedon, 2015) Disney

Masterworks of American Avant-garde Experimental Film 1920-1970 [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2015) 20th Century Fox

The Mummy [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1959) Warner Bros.

My Own Private Idaho [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 1991) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Nocturna [Blu-ray] (Buz Alexander, 2015) Alchemy

Over Your Dead Body [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2014) Shout Factory

Rumble in the Bronx [Blu-ray] (Stanley Tong, 1995) New Line Home Video

School for Scoundrels [Blu-ray] (Robert Hamer, Hal E. Chester, 1960) RB UK Studio Canal

She Killed in Ecstasy [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1971) RB UK Severin

Spartacus - Restored Edition [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1960) Universal Studios

The Stranger [Blu-ray] (Guillermo Amoedo, 2014) Shout! Factory

Taste the Blood of Dracula [Blu-ray] (Peter Sasdy, 1970) Warner Bros.

Thieves' Highway [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1949) RB UK Arrow

Tomorrowland [Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 2015) RB UK Walt Disney Studios

Tut [Blu-ray] (David Von Ancken, 2015) Paramount

Vampyros Lesbos [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1971) RB UK Severin

We Are Still Here [Blu-ray] (Ted Geoghegan, 2015) MPI

When Marnie Was There [Blu-ray] (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014) Universal Studios


October 12th, 2015


Along Came a Spider [Blu-ray] (Lee Tamahori, 2001) Warner

Beyond the Reach [Blu-ray] (Jean-Baptiste Léonetti, 2014) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Brood [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1979) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The City of Lost Children [Blu-ray] (Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1995) Sony Pictures

Closely Observed Trains [Blu-ray] (Jirí Menzel, 1966) RB UK Arrow Academy

Company Business [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Meyer, 1991) Kino Lorber

The Core [Blu-ray] (Jon Amiel, 2003) Warner

Deadly Prey [Blu-ray] (David A. Prior, 1987) Olive Films

Edgar Allan Poes Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow

Edgar Allan Poes Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci [Blu-ray] - Arrow US

Edward Scissorhands: Ultimate Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Escape from Alcatraz [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1979) Warner

The Firemen's Ball [Blu-ray] (Milos Forman, 1967) RB UK Arrow Academy

Hidden Agenda [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 1990) RB UK Signal One Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jurassic World [Blu-ray] (Colin Trevorrow, 2015) Universal UK

Killer Workout [Blu-ray] (David A. Prior, 1987) Olive Films

Kiss the Girls [Blu-ray] (Gary Fleder, 1997) Warner

Malone [Blu-ray] (Harley Cokliss, 1987) Kino Lorber

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1962) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Manos: The Hands of Fate [Blu-ray] (Harold P. Warren, 1966) Synapse Films

Matchstick Men [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2003) Warner

Now and Forever (Mario Zampi, 1956) R2 UK Network

The Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Rupert Julian, 1925) Kino

Requiescant [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1967) RB UK Arrow

Requiescant [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1967) Arrow US

The Return of Count Yorga [Blu-ray] (Bob Kelljan, 1971) Shout! Factory

San Andreas [Blu-ray] (Brad Peyton, 2015) Warner Home Video

Scissors [Blu-ray] (Frank De Felitta, 1991) Kino Lorber

Shattered [Blu-ray] (Wolfgang Petersen, 1991) Kino Lorber

Shock 'Em Dead [Blu-ray] (Mark Freed, 1991) Olive Films

A Special Day [Blu-ray] (Ettore Scola, 1977) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Team America: World Police [Blu-ray] (Trey Parker, 2004) Paramount

Tomorrowland [Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 2015) Disney

Witness [Blu-ray] (Peter Weir, 1985) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Voyeur [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 1994) Cult Epics

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A Room with a View [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1986) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Brood [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1979) 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Own Private Idaho [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 1991) 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] (D. A. Pennebaker, 1967) Criterion 44% OFF

In Cold Blood [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1967) Criterion 44% OFF

Kwaidan [Blu-ray] (Masaki Kobayashi, 1965) Criterion 44% OFF

A Special Day [Blu-ray] (Ettore Scola, 1977) Criterion 44% OFF

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Blind Chance [Blu-ray] (Krzysztof Kieślowski, 1981) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Night and the City [Blu-ray] (Jules Dassin, 1950) Criterion 38% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

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The Bridge [Blu-ray] (Bernhard Wicki, 1959) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The French Lieutenant's Woman [Blu-ray] (Karel Reisz, 1981) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Five Easy Pieces [Blu-ray] (Bob Rafelson, 1970) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Beautiful Laundrette [Blu-ray] (Stephen Frears, 1985) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Day for Night [Blu-ray] (François Truffaut, 1973) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Throne of Blood [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1957) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Breaker Morant [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 1980) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Moonrise Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2012) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Fisher King [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1991) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Brazil [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1985) Criterion 42% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hidden Fortress [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1958) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hiroshima Mon Amour [Blu-ray] (Alain Resnais, 1959) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Friends of Eddie Coyle [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1973) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rashômon [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1950) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Game [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 1997) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Scanners [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1981) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

La dolce vita [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1960) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eraserhead [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1977) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

City Lights [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1931) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

12 Angry Men [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1957) - Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Valerie and Her Week of Wonders [Blu-ray] (Jaromil Jireš, 1970) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Blue Is the Warmest Color [Blu-ray] (Abdellatif Kechiche, 2013) Criterion 40% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rushmore [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 1998) - Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Devil’s Backbone [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 2001) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Repo Man [Blu-ray] (Alex Cox, 1984) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Videodrome [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1983) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

The 39 Steps [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1935) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Persona [Blu-ray] (Ingmar Bergman, 1966) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fantastic Mr. Fox [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2009) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

Two-Lane Blacktop [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1971) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Darling Clementine [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1946) Criterion 44% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)




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