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OF September 30th, 2013

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Giant [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1956) Warner

The Bells of St. Mary's [Blu-ray] (Leo McCarey, 1945) Olive Films

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [Blu-ray] (Irwin Allen, 1961) 20th Century Fox

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde [Blu-ray] (John S. Robertson, 1920) Kino

The Blue Angel [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1930) Kino

Barbara [Blu-ray] (Christian Petzold, 2012) Kino

Breaking Bad: The Final Season [Blu-ray] (Adam Bernstein, 2013) Sony Pictures

Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Sony

Simpsons: Season 16 [Blu-ray] - Fox

Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, 2013) Kino Lorber

East of Eden [Blu-ray] (Elia Kazan, 1955) Warner

Rebel Without a Cause [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1955) Warner

Three Colours Blue [Blu-ray] (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1993) RB UK Artificial Eye
Three Colours White [
Blu-ray] (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994) RB UK Artificial Eye
Three Colours Red [
Blu-ray] (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1994) RB UK Artificial Eye

Red 2 [Blu-ray] (Dean Parisot, 2013) Summit Entertainment

Lovelace [Blu-ray] (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, 2013) Starz / Anchor Bay

The Horror Show [Blu-ray] (James Isaac, 1989) Shout! Factory

Renoir [Blu-ray] (Gilles Bourdos, 2012) New Video Group

Himalaya [Blu-ray] (Eric Valli 1999) Kino

The Attack [Blu-ray] (Ziad Doueiri, 2012) Cohen Media

Lion of the Desert [Blu-ray] (Moustapha Akkad, 1981) Starz / Anchor Bay

Parkland [Blu-ray] (Peter Landesman, 2013) Millennium

The Conjuring [Blu-ray] (James Wan, 2013) New Line Home Video

The Following: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (2013) - Warner

Tequila Sunrise [Blu-ray] ( Tequila Sunrise (1988) Warner

Sweet Vengeance [Blu-ray] (Logan Miller, 2013) Arc Entertainment

Maniac Cop 2 [Blu-ray] (William Lustig, 1990) Blue Underground

Maniac Cop 3: Badge of Silence [Blu-ray] (William Lustig, 1993) Blue Underground

White House Down [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 2013) Sony

The Act of Killing [Blu-ray] (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) Drafthouse Films

Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project [Blu-ray] (9-disc Boxset) (Touki bouki - 1973, Redes - 1936, A River Called Titas - 1973, Dry Summer - 1964, Trances - 1981, The Housemaid - 1960) - Criterion Collection

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion [Blu-ray] (Elio Petri, 1970) Criterion Collection

Nashville [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1975) Criterion Collection

Grey Gardens [Blu-ray] (Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, 1976) - Criterion Collection

James Dean - Ultimate Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] (Giant, Rebel Without a Cause, East of Eden) Warner Home Video

The Three Faces of Eve [Blu-ray] (Nunnally Johnson, 1957) 20th Century Fox



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): So many excellent Blu-rays this week. I'll start out with how impressed I am by the two Kino Noirs; Orson Welles' The Stranger finally, takes a giant leap beyond the PD DVD and the other horridly over-digitized Blu-ray. Kino's rendering - Library of Congress status - shows the film in its best-ever digital quality with worthy extras. The only true Noir directed by a woman, The Hitch-Hiker also gets Kino's 1080P treatment and is miles ahead of the past DVDs. Sticking with Noir, Olive Films gives us the essential Joseph H. Lewis' The Big Combo - a stylish 50s thriller now on Blu-ray. Ditto for Plunder Road - a brilliant dark-cinema classic. Criterion provide us with a desirable John Cassavetes: Five Films (Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night) in beautiful, film-like, Blu-ray. We've compared to the corresponding BFI 1080P transfer with much parity. Please peruse for specifics. We've also compared Atom Egoyan's masterpiece The Sweet Hereafter Blu-rays discovering the definitive release is, surprisingly, from Alliance in Canada. It also offers commentaries and other extras. I'm a big fan of John Schlesinger and his William Goldman-penned, extremely satisfying, Marathon Man thriller with a dream cast. Gilliam’s Time Bandits has had some other Blu-ray kicks-at-the-can but Arrow in the UK finally shows it has produced the definitive. The Medusa Touch is a highly under-rated supernatural thriller involving terrifying psychic power starring Richard Burton and Lee Remick. Henstooth have given us a wonderful Blu-ray. Bravo! John Carpenter's Prince of Darkness is a hard horror film to forget. It evolves with the battle between science vs. religion and is a dynamically advanced Blu-ray image over the 3 DVDs we compare it to. Shack Out on 101 is an add espionage commie-scare drama that works well as a historical artifact. Peter Cushing rises to the occasion as an evil and deranged doctor in Corruption - a brutal late 60's horror on Blu-ray from Grindhouse Releasing. The Last American Virgin, another in a line of mid-80s coming-of-age comedies, comes to Blu-ray from Arrow. I may have been a bit harsh on the 1945 And Then There Were None film but the incompetent VCI Blu-ray doesn't show it in its best a/v transfer. The presentation suffers. Glenn Ford is the best thing about The Americano but the film itself is a dud. On DVD Eric covered the highly-touted foreign-film In the Fog, as well as a Thai Martial Arts entry entitled The Kick and the waste of celluloid Showgirls 2. Enjoy your week!


Corruption BD - A guilt-ridden plastic surgeon becomes murderously obsessed with restoring the beautiful face of his fashion-model fiancée in this horror film. It was he, in a jealous rage, who accidentally disfigured her, when he burst into a photography session, got into a fight with the cameraman and ended up burning her face with a hot lamp. Now, desperate to restore her, he begins harvesting the pituitary glands and the facial skin (removed with a laser) from the severed heads of prostitutes and using them on her wounded face. It works, but they pay a price and both become increasingly insane because the "beauty treatment" is only temporary. One day, an angry band of hippies storms the doctor's house, for he has killed one of their friends. Blu-ray Release date: October 8th, 2013

The Last American Virgin BD - Gary, Rick and David are American teens with one thing on their mind. They move from party to party, trying out their latest chat-up lines, which usually ends in miserable failure for Gary, as he's more interested in finding true romance than a quick fumble in someone's parents' bedroom. So when Karen arrives at their school, Gary falls head over heels in love, but Rick's baser intentions towards her threaten to break up their friendship for good. Championed by Eli Roth (Hostel) as one of the most underrated films of its era, The Last American Virgin is a raucous but also surprisingly intelligent and sobering look at the hideousness of growing up, peer pressures, misplaced expectations and unforeseen consequences. Blu-ray Release Date: September 16th, 2013

The Stranger BD - Welles plays a college professor named Charles Rankin, who lives in a pastoral Connecticut town with his lovely wife Mary (Loretta Young). One afternoon, an extremely nervous German gentleman named Meineke (Konstantin Shayne) arrives in town. Professor Rankin seems disturbed--but not unduly so--by Meineke's presence. He invites the stranger for a walk in the woods, and as they journey farther and farther away from the center of town, we learn that kindly professor Rankin is actually notorious Nazi war criminal Franz Kindler. Conscience-stricken by his own genocidal wartime activities, Meineke has come to town to beg his ex-superior Kindler to give himself up. The professor responds by brutally murdering his old associate. If Kindler believes himself safe--and he has every reason to do so, since no one in town, especially Mary, has any inkling of his previous life--he will change his mind in a hurry when mild-mannered war crimes commissioner Wilson (Edward G. Robinson) pays a visit, posing as an antiques dealer. Blu-ray Release Date: October 15th, 2013

The Hitch-Hiker BD - Ida Lupino, Hollywood's sole female filmmaker of the 1950s, directs an all-male cast in a taut, 70-minute thriller. Frank Lovejoy and Edmund O'Brien are two war buddies taking a break from the wives for a Mexican fishing trip; a hitchhiker they pick up turns out to be a crazed killer wanted in nine states (William Talman, later the perennially defeated district attorney on Perry Mason) who forces them at gunpoint to drive him through the desert. Talman's Everett Myers is a fascinatingly abstract creation, filmed by Lupino first as a discorporate flurry of hands and feet, then as a satanic figure whose grinning, key-lighted face seems to float by itself in space. With his paralyzed right eye (he sleeps with it wide open), Myers may represent the return of the fascist evil the two men confronted during the war; he may also represent something inherently violent in the American male that, having been liberated by the war, has to be faced down and defeated by the two vets before they can return to a normal life. Lupino's use of the desert setting, rich with associations of nuclear devastation, seems to look forward to the science fiction films that would flourish later in the decade. Blu-ray Release Date: October 15th, 2013

Prince of Darkness BD - Master of horror John Carpenter directs this terrifying battle between mankind and the ultimate evil. A group of graduate students and scientists uncover an ancient canister in an abandoned church, but when they open it, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all of humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable horror of them all. Terror mounts as the team must fight to save the world from a devilish fury that has been contained for over seven million years. Blu-ray Release Date: September 24th, 2013

Shadows BD - John Cassavetes’ directorial debut revolves around an interracial relationship between Lelia (Lelia Goldoni), a light-skinned black woman living in New York City with her two brothers, and Tony (Anthony Ray), a white man. Their relationship crumbles when Tony meets Lelia’s brother Hugh (Hugh Herd), a talented dark-skinned jazz singer who struggling to find work, and discovers that Lelia is actually black. Shot on location in Manhattan with an amateur cast and crew, Cassavetes’ Shadows is a visionary work and a landmark in the history of American independent film. Blu-ray Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Faces BD - The disintegration of a marriage is dissected in John Cassavetes’ searing Faces. Shot in high-contrast 16mm black and white, the film follows the futile attempts of captain of industry Richard (John Marley) and his wife, Maria (Lynn Carlin), to escape the anguish of their empty marriage in the arms of others. Featuring astonishingly powerful, nervy performances from Marley, Carlin, and Cassavetes regulars Gena Rowlands and Seymour Cassel, Faces confronts suburban alienation and the battle of the sexes with a brutal honesty and compassion rarely matched in cinema. Blu-ray Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

A Woman Under the Influence BD - John Cassavetes’ devastating drama details the emotional breakdown of a suburban housewife and her family’s struggle to save her from herself. Starring Peter Falk and Gena Rowlands (in one of the greatest and most harrowing screen performances of the 1970s) as a married couple, deeply in love, yet unable to express their love in terms that the other can understand, A Woman Under the Influence is an uncompromising examination of mental illness and an honest portrayal of domestic life. A benchmark film of the American independent cinema—a heroic document from a true maverick director. Blu-ray Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie BD - Perhaps a film that should be not be over-analyzed but rather allowed to wash over you with its gritty realism. John Cassavetes's first attempt at a crime-thriller failed miserably at the box office and was re-cut to a shorter more condensed version which was released two years later. It's this short version that is most readily available in VHS and on the Pioneer 'Pan and Scan' DVD (see review below). Initially dismissed by many critics it has now come to the stature of a postnoir masterpiece. Cassavetes employed his usual cast (gruesome Timothy Carey and Seymour Cassel) and ad-hoc improvisation which gave 'The Killing of a Chinese Bookie' its realistic deconstructionist atmosphere. Typical of Cassavetes' style, the film is relentless in its demands on the viewer, never clearly revealing plot details, but inferring them as if we were a stranger on the diner stool next to the characters. Blu-ray Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

Opening Night BD - Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play, about a woman unable to admit that she is aging. When she witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, she begins to confront the personal and professional turmoil she faces in her own life. Featuring a moving performance by Rowlands (and with some scenes shot on stages with live audiences reacting freely to the writing and performing), John Cassavetes’ Opening Night exposes the drama of an actress who at great personal cost makes a part her own. Blu-ray Release Date: October 22nd, 2013

And Then There Were None BD - Based on the classic novel by mystery author Agatha Christie that was later adapted as the Broadway hit Ten Little Indians, And Then There Were None begins with ten characters, each with a skeleton in his or her closet, on a remote island off the English coast. They soon realize that they have been brought there by an insane judge, who has tried each of them for criminal behavior in the past, and who now feels it is his duty to render proper justice for each. The struggle to stay alive begins as each "guest" is eliminated in a fashion that corresponds to the titular nursery rhyme. Blu-ray Release date: August 27th, 2013

Marathon Man BD - One of the '70's most memorable contributions to the suspense genre, Marathon Man (1976) is notable on many levels. The film brought together two of the leading exponents of screen acting for their respective generations--Dustin Hoffman and Laurence Olivier--to combine their talents for a taut and solid thriller. Directed at a breathless clip by British veteran John Schlesinger, the film boasted some of the most harrowing sequences committed to celluloid at its time, and they have lost none of their power over the subsequent years. Blu-ray Release date: September 10th, 2013

Time Bandits BD - In Terry Gilliam’s fantastic voyage through time and space, a young boy named Kevin (Craig Warnock) escapes his gadget-obsessed parents to join a band of time-traveling dwarves. Armed with a map stolen from the Supreme Being (Ralph Richardson), they plunder treasure from Napoleon (Ian Holm) and Agamemnon (Sean Connery)—but the Evil Genius (David Warner) is watching their every move! Featuring a darkly playful script by Gilliam and costar Michael Palin, Time Bandits is all at once giddy fairy tale, revisionist history lesson, and satire on technology gone awry. Blu-ray Release Date: August 26th, 2013

Plunder Road BD - Plunder Road is a one-of-a-kind film noir beautifully shot in scope by the great cinematographer Ernest Haller (Gone with the Wind, Mildred Pierce). On a dark rainy night, five men stage a well-planned U.S. Mint train robbery and walk away with ten million in gold bullion. To throw the cops off the track, the gang split up the massive haul into three concealed truckloads and go off to three different directions hoping for a perfect getaway. No big stars, just a great cast of character-actor greats; Gene Raymond, Wayne Morris, Elisha Cook Jr., Stafford Repp and Steven Ritch. Soap opera legend Jeanne Cooper (The Young and the Restless) co-stars as Raymond's gun moll. Wonderfully directed by cult favorite, Hubert Cornfield (The Night of the Following Day). Blu-ray Release date: September 24th, 2013

Shack Out on 101 BD - Check into a hotbed of lethal cloak and dagger in Shack Out on 101. An attractive waitress (Terry Moore) at a seaside caf‚ gets caught in a web of treacherous intrigue when she discovers that her workplace is a secret station for spies. It seems that the caf‚ is close to an experimental lab that harbors national defense secrets and a frantic ring of sinister spies have come to steal them. It's now up to the desperate waitress and a network of undercover FBI agents to stop the diabolical scheme, but not before they all stop along the way for a sizzling round of passion and romance. The stellar cast includes Hollywood legend Lee Marvin (Point Blank), Frank Lovejoy (The Americano), Keenan Wynn (The Mechanic) and Whit Bissell (He Walked by Night). Stylishly directed by cult director Edward Dein (Curse of the Undead) and beautifully shot in glorious black-and-white by the great Floyd Crosby (High Noon). Blu-ray Release date: September 24th, 2013

The Medusa Touch BD - In The Medusa Touch Brunel (Lino Ventura), a French detective on temporary assignment with Scotland Yard, investigates a mysterious series of disasters. The uncanny events begin happening shortly after writer John Morlar (Richard Burton) was hit over the head by an unknown intruder and rendered comatose. Slowly, Brunel begins to connect the strange things that are happening in the world with the deranged dreams of the comatose Morlar. He gets the final clue he needs from Morlar's reluctant psychiatrist, Dr. Zonfield (Lee Remick), who holds the key to Morlar's past. Once it is discovered that Morlar has the ability to think horrible thoughts and make them come true, Brunel and Zonfield must take off with dispatch to a London cathedral, where the Queen is scheduled to make an appearance -- but Morlar is thinking about the cathedral, and it is crumbling fast. Well-liked in Britain, this movie did not do well in the U.S. Blu-ray Release date: October 1st, 2013

The Americano BD - The Americano is Glenn Ford, a north-of-the-border cowboy working in Brazil. Ford has been assigned to deliver a cargo of Brahma bulls to a South American ranch. His progress is impeded by homicidal land-grabber Frank Lovejoy and jovial bandido Cesar Romero. Those are merely the human obstacles; there are also piranhas and jungle predators to contend with. Ford also finds tie to romance Ursula Theiss and Abbe Lane. Luxuriously location-photographed in Technicolor, The Americano was one of the larger-budgeted directorial efforts of exploitation king William Castle. Blu-ray Release date: September 24th, 2013

The Sweet Hereafter BD - Atom Egoyan's haunting adaptation of the Russell Banks novel The Sweet Hereafter was the Canadian filmmaker's most successful film to date, taking home a Special Grand Jury Prize at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and scoring a pair of Academy Award nominations, including Best Director. Restructured to fit Egoyan's signature mosaic narrative style, the story concerns the cultural aftershocks which tear apart a small British Columbia town in the wake of a school-bus accident which leaves a number of local children dead. Ian Holm stars as Mitchell Stephens, a big-city lawyer who arrives in the interest of uniting the survivors to initiate a lawsuit; his maneuvering only drives the community further apart, reopening old wounds and jeopardizing any hopes of emotional recovery. Like so many of Egoyan's features, The Sweet Hereafter is a serious and painfully honest exploration of family grief; no character is immune from the sense of utter devastation which grips the film, not even the attorney, whose interests are in part motivated by his own remorse over the fate of his daughter, an HIV-positive drug addict. The Alliance Blu-ray Release Date: June 19th, 2012

The Big Combo BD - Police Lt. Leonard Diamond (Cornel Wilde) is criticized by his superior Capt. Peterson (Robert Middleton) for his obsessive but fruitless investigation of organized crime boss Mr. Brown (Richard Conte). Peterson calls it a waste of the taxpayers' money motivated by Diamond's love for Brown's girlfriend Susan Lowell (Jean Wallace). Watched at all times by henchmen Mingo (Earl Holliman) and Fante (Lee Van Cleef), and masochistically drawn to Brown, Susan is unable to walk away from him. She overdoses on pills in a suicide attempt and, in her delirium, utters the name "Alicia." Diamond follows up on that new lead, and as he gets closer to defeating his adversary, the arrogant and sadistic Brown retaliates by capturing and torturing Diamond. Meanwhile Brown's former boss but now humiliated underling, Joe McClure (Brian Donlevy), believing that Brown has gone too far in his personal vendetta against Diamond, tries to enlist Mingo and Fante in overthrowing him. However, they remain loyal, and, in a chillingly silent scene visually punctuated by flashes of gunfire, they shoot the deaf McClure after Brown removes his hearing aid. Though superficially a story of good vs. evil, Joseph H. Lewis's film noir presents a complex world, visually captured by John Alton's stark photography, in which the lines between good/evil and love/hate are not always clear. Blu-ray Release date: September 24th, 2013

The Kick - Martial arts action set in Thailand. After emmigrating from Korea to open a taekwondo gym in Bangkok, martial arts master Mun (Cho Jae-hyeon) hopes that his family, all taekwondo experts, will eventually take over the running of the gym. But when son Tae Yang (Tae-joo Na) foils a gang's attempt to steal a priceless antique dagger, the family find themselves under threat from the gang's leader, who swears bloody revenge. DVD Release Date: October 7th, 2013

Showgirls 2 - It's Sunset Boulevard meets Whatever Happened to Baby Jane meets Mommy Dearest... in a G-String! Las Vegas stripper Penny Slot (Rena Riffel) sets out on an adventure to become the star dancer on a TV series. With fame and fortune in her eyes, she tries to find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but instead finds danger in a town more wicked than Sin City. There is a price to pay for success, sacrifices to be made at every imaginable level and it all comes down to one thing - How Bad Do You Want It? Find out in Rena Riffel's epic and outrageous homage to the Showgirls legacy. DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2013

In the Fog - It is 1942 and the western edge of the USSR is under German occupation. In the region, local partisans are waging a brutal battle against their foreign enemies. Sushenya, an innocent rail worker, is arrested with a band of saboteurs when a train is derailed not far from his village. The German officer decides to set him free rather than hang him with the others, but rumors of Sushenya's treason spread quickly and partisans Burov and Voitik seek revenge. Captured by the partisans, Sushenya is led through the forest where they are ambushed. Soon he finds himself one-on-one with his wounded enemy, forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances. From the critically acclaimed director of MY JOY. DVD Release Date: September 17th, 2013

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

September 30th, 2013


Bob and the Monster [Blu-ray] (Keirda Bahruth, 2011) R1

Convoy [Blu-ray] (Sam Peckinpah, 1978) RB UK Studiocanal

From Here to Eternity [Blu-ray] (Fred Zinnemann 1953) Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Frozen Ground [Blu-ray] (Scott Walker, 2013) Lions Gate

House of Wax [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1953) Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Medusa Touch [Blu-ray] (Jack Gold, 1978) Henstooth Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Paradise: Love/Paradise: Faith/Paradise: Hope Trilogy - R2 UK Soda Pictures

Philadelphia [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 1993) RB UK Sony

This Is The End [Blu-ray] (Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, 2013) Sony

Van Gogh [Blu-ray] (Maurice Pialat, 1991) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)


October 7th, 2013


Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm [Blu-ray] (Jacob Hatley, 2010) Kino Lorber

Carrie [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1976) RB UK MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

Corruption [Blu-ray] (Robert Hartford-Davis, 1968) Grindhouse Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1966) Fox Home Entertainment

From Here to Eternity [Blu-ray] (Fred Zinnemann 1953) RB UK Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)
I Married a Witch [
Blu-ray] (René Clair, 1942) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

I Married a Witch (René Clair, 1942) Criterion Collection

Internal Affairs [Blu-ray] (Mike Figgis, 1990) Paramount

The Last House on the Left [Blu-ray] (Dennis Iliadis, 2009) Universal Studios

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 30th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Terry Jones, 1983) Universal Studios

The Night of the Hunter [Blu-ray] (Charles Laughton, 1955) RB UK Arrow Academy

Night Train To Terror [Blu-ray] (Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, 1985) Vinegar Syndrome

The Remains of the Day [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1993) RB UK Sony

Sean Connery 007 Ultimate Edition Volume 2 [Blu-ray] Bond Collection (Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever) 3 Disc Set - MGM

Shout at the Devil [Blu-ray] (Peter R. Hunt, 1976) Shout! Factory

Stalag 17 [Blu-ray] (Billy Wilder, 1953) Paramount

Stuck in Love [Blu-ray] (Josh Boone, 2012) Millennium

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea [Blu-ray] (Irwin Allen, 1961) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Zombie Hunter [Blu-ray] (K. King, 2013) Well Go USA


October 14th, 2013


The Eagle Has Landed [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1976) Shout! Factory

Eyes Without a Face [Blu-ray] (Georges Franju, 1960) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fletch [Blu-ray] (Michael Ritchie, 1985) Universal Studios

The Haunting [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1963) TCM

The Hitch-Hiker [Blu-ray] (Ida Lupino, 1953) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

In the Mouth of Madness [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1994) New Line Home Video

Lifeforce [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper,1985) RB UK Arrow Video

Lifeforce [Blu-ray] [Limited Edition Steelbook] (Tobe Hooper,1985) RB UK Arrow Video

Like Someone in Love [Blu-ray] (Abbas Kiarostami, 2012) RB UK New Wave Films

The Mummy [Blu-ray] (Terence Fisher, 1959) RB UK ICON Entertainment

Night Tide [Blu-ray] (Curtis Harrington, 1961) Kino Lorber

Perfect Blue [Blu-ray] (Satoshi Kon, 1997) RB UK Anime Ltd

Popeye Cartoon Collection: Volume 1 (Max Fleischer Era) - VCI

Popeye Cartoon Collection: Volume 2 (Famous Studios Era) - VCI

Slap Shot [Blu-ray] (George Roy Hill, 1977) Universal Studios

The Stranger [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1946) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wicker Man [Blu-ray] (Robin Hardy, 1973) RB UK StudioCanal

Witchboard 2: The Devil's Doorway [Blu-ray] (Kevin Tenney, 1993) Olive Films

Young at Heart [Blu-ray] (Gordon Douglas, 1954) Olive Films



October 21st, 2013


Before Midnight [Blu-ray] (Richard Linklater, 2013) Sony

The Big Parade [Blu-ray] (King Vidor, 1925) Turner

Bruce Lee Legacy Collection (4 Blu-ray/ 7 DVD) Shout! Factory

Carry on Screaming! [Blu-ray] (Gerald Thomas, 1966) RB UK Studiocanal

Cinerama Holiday [Blu-ray] (John Marsh, 1955) Emphasis Entertainment Group

Cinerama: South Seas Adventure [Blu-ray] (Carl Dudley, 1958) Emphasis Entertainment Group

The Conjuring [Blu-ray] (James Wan, 2013) New Line Home Video

Dead in Tombstone [Blu-ray] (Roel Reine, 2013) MCA

The Fury [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1978) RB UK Arrow Video

Halloween Steelbook Edition: 35th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1978) RB UK Anchor Bay Entertainment

John Cassavetes: Five Films [Blu-ray] (Shadows, Faces, A Woman Under the Influence, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Opening Night) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Late Mizoguchi Limited Edition Box [Blu-ray] - Oyu-sama (1951) Ugetsu monogatari (1953), Gion bayashi (1953) Sansho dayu (1954), Uwasa no onna (1954), Chikamatsu monogatari (1954), Yokihi (1955), Akasen chitai (1956) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Leviathan [Blu-ray] (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel, 2012) The Cinema Guild

Paradise: Faith (Ulrich Seidl, 2012) Strand Releasing

The Uninvited [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1944) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944) Criterion Collection

The Vincent Price Collection [Blu-ray] (The Fall of House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Haunted Palace, The Masque of the Red Death, Witchfinder General, The Abominable Dr. Phibes) - Shout! Factory

The Witches [Blu-ray] (Cyril Frankel, 1966) RB UK Studiocanal

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