Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 1st, 2012

  This Week's Highlights
Jishtö ba shkíná - Plenty of Universal Classic Monsters from Dracula to the Creature From the Black Lagoon - but also Criterion, Schlesinger, Hitchcock (2 new!), premiere Samurai saga and vintage 'The Duke' all on Blu-ray, exciting new listings on the Upcoming Calendar., the October FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray of the MONTH and we continue with our CONTEST clips with a brand new Criterion Blu-ray prize!

NOTE: Universal has pulled their Hitchcock Masterpiece Collection and issued a new release date of Oct. 30th in the US and November 5th in the UK. Speculation and early reviews state that the set has some errors - which we, presume, will be 'fixed'.

FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray of the MONTH chosen for SEPTEMBER! HERE

FOLLOW US on TWITTER! (where we post important reviews, contests - prizes, calendar updates - plus much more...)


TOOLBAR THE 'DVDBeaver Toolbar'! Give it a test drive! I've created a very simple toolbar for Film-Fans/DVD-o-philes/cinephiles. It embeds effortlessly within Internet Explorer 5.0+ (Windows Vista/XP/2000) and Firefox 1.0.1+ (Windows, Mac, Linux). It offers quick links to Searching both the Net (via Google) and DVDBeaver directly, Amazons, Asian etailors, Forums (Criterion, Home Theater, AVS, Rotten Tomatoes, Film Noir), IMDb, DVDBasen, Beaver links, Blu-ray information, Cinephile Blogs/Journals (Rosenbaum, Kehr, Acquarello etc.). What do you think? FOR MORE INFORMATION / AVAILABLE HERE *** (We can adjust this to suit popular opinion - on-the-fly - no re-install required!)


October 1st CONTEST - identify the clip on the CONTEST PAGE to win a brand new Criterion Blu-ray of Eating Raoul


BIG THANKS!: DVDBeaver would not exist without the support of many patrons - those who generously donate, and especially those who use our Amazon(s), CD Japan, HKFlix and YesAsia links. That's it. When you go to Amazon - PLEASE use one of our links to get there (they are on every page - top and bottom - and we have 5000 webpages). It costs you absolutely nothing and we get a small commission on items you purchase. This helps pay our bills - in fact it's the only thing that pays our bills.
STRATEGIES: The best way to take full advantage of Amazon is to use...
PRE-ORDERs - lock in at the discount price by ORDERING - if perchance you decide against the purchase you have until the release date to cancel - at no charge AND if you will purchase more than 35 DVDs (or anything) in a 365 day period (and live in the Continental US) it makes excellent financial sense to subscribe to Amazon

If there are DVD titles you'd like us to cover - please feel free to recommend!

Gary at 2ze dot com


Mrs. Miniver [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1942) Warner

The Well Digger's Daughter [Blu-ray] (Daniel Auteuil, 2011) Alive Mind

The Poseidon Adventure [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1972) 20th Century Fox

Total Recall [Blu-ray] (Len Wiseman, 2012) Sony

The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2012) Warner

Men in Black 3 [Blu-ray] (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012) Sony Pictures

Prometheus [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2012) 20th Century Fox

Simpsons: Season 15 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Futurama: Volume 7 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Magical Mystery Tour [Blu-ray] (George Harrison, Bernard Knowles, 1967) Capitol

The Portrait of a Lady [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1996) Shout! Factory

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry [Blu-ray] (Alison Klayman, 2012) MPI

The Joy Luck Club [Blu-ray] (Wayne Wang, 1993) Hollywood Pictures

Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection [Blu-ray] (Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux/One From the Heart/Tetro/The Conversation) - LionsGate

Babes in Toyland [Blu-ray] (Jack Donohue, 1961) Walt Disney

Bedevilled [Blu-ray] (Chul-soo Jang, 2010) Well Go USA

The Thompsons [Blu-ray] (Mitchell Altieri, Phil Flores, 2012) Anderson Merchandisers

Tell No One [Blu-ray] (Guillaume Canet, 2006) Music Box Films

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

Opening Night [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1977) RB UK BFI

21 Days: The Heineken Kidnapping [Blu-ray] (Maarten Treurniet, 2011) RB UK Spirit Entertainment

Castle Freak [Blu-ray] (Stuart Gordon, 1995) RB UK 88 Films

The Double [Blu-ray] (Michael Brandt, 2011) RB UK High Fliers Films

In Your Hands [Blu-ray] (Lola Doillon, 2010) Artificial Eye

Southern Comfort [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1981) RB UK Second Sight Films

Holy Motors [Blu-ray] (Leos Carax, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Colditz Story [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1955) RB UK Studio Canal

Grand Hotel [Blu-ray] (Edmund Goulding, 1932) MGM

Following (Christopher Nolan, 1998) Criterion

Following [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 1998) Criterion

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

Purple Noon (René Clément, 1960) Criterion

Purple Noon [Blu-ray] (René Clément, 1960) Criterion

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, 1940) RB DE Sony Pictures

Baron Blood [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1972) Kino

Rabid Dogs [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1974) Kino

The Qatsi Trilogy - Koyaanisqatsi, 1983 - Powaqqatsi, 1988 - Naqoyqatsi, 2002 - Criterion Collection

The Qatsi Trilogy [Blu-ray] - Koyaanisqatsi, 1983 - Powaqqatsi, 1988 - Naqoyqatsi, 2002 - Criterion Collection

The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection [15-Disc Blu-ray Box Set] Kino

Brazil [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1985) Criterion

Manufactured Landscapes [Blu-ray] (Jennifer Baichwal, 2006) Zeitgeist Films

The Way West [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1967) RB DE Koch Media

Alps (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2011) Kino

Driving Miss Daisy [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 1989) Warner

This Dear Month of August [Blu-ray] (Miguel Gomes, 2008) Cinema Guild

Natural Selection [Blu-ray] (Robbie Pickering, 2011) Cinema Guild

Bill Cunningham New York [Blu-ray] (Richard Press, 2010) Zeitgeist Films

Ramrod [Blu-ray] (Andre De Toth, 1947) - Olive Films

The Trap [Blu-ray] (Norman Panama, 1959) - Olive Films

Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 3 [Blu-ray] (Original U.K. Unedited Edition) - PBS

Fear and Desire [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): We can't deny the top spot for the Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection with the 8 of the most iconic monsters in motion picture history; Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and Creature From the Black Lagoon. It is one of the packages of the year. We know the cheaper UK set (also region FREE) with the same films - should have the same audio/video transfer - perhaps with different subtitle and DUB options and possibly the exclusion of a few of the extras. Alfred Hitchcock's Dial M For Murder Blu-ray offers both the 3-D and 2-D versions. The latter 1080P transfer creates a thick grain-soaked image with vibrant colors making Grace Kelly even more appealing - if possible. The Master's Strangers on a Train also goes Blu-ray with vastly improved contrast over the last SD editions. A pure classic and another must-own disc. Criterion have bumped John Schlesinger's Sunday Bloody Sunday to the new format and with it created another wonderful film experience for the Home Theater. Lone Wolf and Cub is a classic of the samurai-genre and the package has all 6 film - spread over 2 dual-layered Blu-rays. There is digitization and DNR smearing but it still looks notably superior than the 2 compared DVD editions. Pet Semetary is a shade less-schlocky than your typical Stephen King-to-film popcorner. The Blu-ray improvement is impressive. The Night Riders is a vintage John Wayne western running less than an hour - part of the Republic Pictures "Three Mesquiteers" series. On DVD Eric covered Love Like Poison which marks the impressive feature debut of Katell Quillevere. Savage Streets is one of the better mid 80's exploitation-cum-Grindhouse flic. The Day After Halloween is considered a poor late 70's horror-thriller. The Pact is a modern representative of the same genre - more polished and Nate and Margaret resembles Harold and Maude. Stay warm...


Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954) BD - Universal Pictures introduced audiences to yet another classic movie monster with this superbly crafted film, originally presented in 3-D. The story involves the members of a fossil-hunting expedition down a dark tributary of the mist-shrouded Amazon, where they enter the domain of a prehistoric, amphibious "Gill Man" -- possibly the last of a species of fanged, clawed humanoids who may have evolved entirely underwater. Tranquilized, captured, and brought aboard, the creature still manages to revive and escape -- slaughtering several members of the team -- and abducts their sole female member (Julie Adams), spiriting her off to his mist-shrouded lair. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

Phantom of the Opera (1943) BD - This Technicolor retelling of the Gaston Leroux "grand guignol" classic The Phantom of the Opera has a little more opera than phantom, but that's because the stars are soprano Susannah Foster and tenor Nelson Eddy. Claude Rains carries the acting honors on his shoulders, playing a pathetic orchestra violinist who worships aspiring opera-singer Foster from afar. The girl is unaware that Rains has secretly been financing her music lessons with instructor Leo Carrillo. When he runs out of money, Rains attempts to sell the concerto that he's been working on all his life. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

The Pact - Following her mother’s funeral, Annie (Caity Lotz) reluctantly returns to her childhood home--a place that she’d rather forget. Then as her sister Nicole (Agnes Bruckner) and cousin inexplicably disappear, Annie is forced to unlock the doors to the past to discover the hidden secrets of the house and in doing so finds a room that she has no memory of. Things take a sinister and terrifying turn as Annie soon realizes she isn’t alone in the house… DVD Release Date: October 1st 2012

The Wolf Man (1941) BD - It's only in your mind' says Claude Rains to his screen son Lon Chaney Jr, as he straps the suspected werewolf to a chair in Universal's second try at the Wolf Man saga. But he's three corpses too late, and we've already seen the transformation as Chaney stomps through a never-never land of foggy glades outside English villages set in Alpine scenery. Suspension of disbelief aside, this is interesting for its relatively modern equation between Chaney's wolfish desires and his unhappy fate, for its concern over the victims, and for the fact that - despite all odds - there's undeniable magic within the staid format. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

The Night Riders BD - This "Three Mesquiteers" western is based upon the exploits of one James Addison Reavis, a clever 19th century con artist... who through a series of elaborate land swindlers tried to declare himself owner of the state of Arizona (Reavis' checkered career was later the basis for Samuel Fuller's The Baron of Arizona, starring Vincent Price). George Douglas plays the Reavis character, here named Talbot. Establishing himself as dictator of an unnamed western territory, Talbot taxes the citizens beyond endurance. Enter the Three Mesquiteers-Stony Brooke (John Wayne), Tucson Smith (Ray Corrigan) and Lullaby Joslin (Max Terhune)-who don capes and masks to do battle with Talbot's minions under cover of darkness. Part of the plot hinges on the fact that only President Garfield knows that the Mesquiteer's "crimes" are being committed on behalf of Liberty and Justice For All-and when Garfield is assassinated, our heroes are up the proverbial creek without the proverbial paddle. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

Sunday Bloody Sunday BD - John Schlesinger followed his iconic Midnight Cowboy with this deeply personal take on love and sex. Sunday Bloody Sunday depicts the romantic lives of two Londoners, a middle-aged doctor and a prickly thirty-something divorcée—played with great sensitivity by Peter Finch and Glenda Jackson—who are sleeping with the same handsome young artist (Murray Head). A revelation in its day, this may be the seventies’ most intelligent, multi-textured film about the complexities of romantic relationships. Blu-ray Release date: October 23rd, 2012

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) BD - This greatest of all Frankenstein movies begins during a raging thunderstorm. Warm and cozy inside their palatial villa, Lord Byron (Gavin Gordon), Percy Shelley (Douglas Walton), and Shelley's wife Mary (Elsa Lanchester) engage in morbidly sparkling conversation. The wicked Byron mockingly chastises Mary for frightening the literary world with her recent novel Frankenstein, but Mary insists that her horror tale preached a valuable moral, that man was not meant to dabble in the works of God. Moreover, Mary adds that her story did not end with the death of Frankenstein's monster, whereupon she tells the enthralled Byron and Shelley what happened next. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

Love Like Poison - It's spring break, and 14-year-old Anna returns from boarding school to her village in Brittany, where she lives with her mother in the house of her elderly and ailing paternal grandfather. In her father's absence, the young girl quickly understands that her parents are no longer together. Upon further investigation, Anna realizes that one of the reasons for this separation is their disagreement about faith. Soon, things become complicated by the increasingly depressed mother's attraction to an easy-going young village priest. Meanwhile, Anna is caught between her own religious convictions-she's due for her confirmation-and her teenage sexual stirrings, which are awakened by choirboy Pierre. This naturalistic, coming-of-age film depicts the cycle of life from adolescence to adulthood, confirming the ongoing demands of the flesh and the way they frequently conflict with religious faith. Beautifully written, confident and subtle, Love Like Poison marks the impressive feature debut of Katell Quillevere. DVD Release Date: July 25th, 2011

Nate and Margaret - Nate (Tyler Ross) is a 19-year-film student and his best friend Margaret (Natalie West) is a 52-year-old aspiring comedian. In spite of their age difference, they have a perfectly functioning friendship that is, until Nate s audacious friend Darla (Gaby Hoffman) sets him up on a date with James (Conor McCahill). Now, Nate has less time for Margaret and she s forced to find a life of her own. DVD Release Date: August 28th, 2012

Strip Mahjong: Battle Royale - Four young women from various walks of life - a pop singer, a housewife, a convenience store cashier, and a lawyer - who have racked up millions of yen in debt playing online Mahjong are abducted and forced to play a game of "Strip Mahjong": the winner will have her debts cleared and will also win ten million yen while those who lose all of their clothes will also lose their lives. The weekly game is broadcast to select viewers on a secret TV signal, and is hosted by annoying M.C. Mac and his bubble-headed associate Ranran, and the last player will have to face off against the "Killer Mahjong Queen" the previous winner of the game. DVD Release Date: September 25th, 2012

The Day After Halloween - Angela (Sigrid Thornton, THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER) is a young hairdresser thrown out of home by her puritantical mother after too many nights out. She quickly falls in with the modeling crowd and does some modeling work herself, while it seems she is being stalked by a mysterious figure driving an ice-cream van! Also known as SNAPSHOT, and directed by award winning director Simon Wincer (LONESOME DOVE, FREE WILLY), now see this Ozploitation film in its original scope format - first time anywhere in the world! DVD Release Date: July 24th, 2012

Savage Streets - They raped her sister... killed her best friend. Now she must seek revenge! Linda Blair is Brenda, vivacious leader of the Satins, a fun-loving group of pretty high school girls. The Satins are in for trouble from the first moment they play a harmless trick on the Scars -- a vicious gang who runs loose on the Hollywood streets. The Scars and their malevolent leader, Jake, take their revenge seriously -- first with Brenda's deaf-mute sister (Linnea Quigley, Return Of The Living Dead), and then her soon-to-be-married best friend. DVD Release Date: September 18th, 2012

Dial M For Murder BD - Alfred Hitchcock's screen version of Frederick Knott's stage hit Dial M for Murder is a tasty blend of elegance and suspense casting Grace Kelly Ray Milland and Robert Cummings as the points of a romantic triangle. Kelly won the New York Film Critics and National Board of Review Best Actress Awards for this and two other acclaimed 1954 performances (Hitchcock's Read Window and her Oscar-honored work in the Country Girl). She loves Cummings; her husband Milland plots her murder. But when he dials a Mayfair exchange to set the plot in motion his right number gets the wrong answer- and gleaming scissors become a deadly weapon. Dial 'M' for the Master of Suspense at his most devious. Blu-ray Release date: October 9th, 2012

Strangers on a Train BD - The central theme in “Strangers on a Train” is the doppelganger, the double. There are two (potential) murders, two women with glasses (Miriam and Barbara), Miriam has two boys, Guy has two women (Miriam and Ann), there are two rich matrons at the party, there are two carousel sequences and in the final release version, Hitchcock ends the film with a second random meeting caused by shoes hitting each other, here with a minister, suggesting another meeting of “strangers” as Ann and Guy are about to be married. Furthermore, Hitchcock plays with the word itself and uses it time and time again: “I suppose you are going to Southampton for the doubles”, “two drinks – doubles”. And to top it all off, Hitchcock is carrying a bass in his cameo, doubling his shape. Blu-ray Release date: October 9th, 2012

The Invisible Man (1933) BD - Engrossing adaptation of HG Wells' tale of a scientist made invisible by his experiments with the drug monocaine. The megalomania that ensues upon Rains' ability to go about unseen is played for suspense, pathos and tongue-in-cheek humour (he can't go out in the rain, because it would make him look like a ridiculous bubble). The real strengths of the movie are John P Fulton's remarkable special effects (Rains removing his bandages to reveal nothing, footsteps appearing as if by magic in the snow), lending much-needed conviction to the blatant fantasy; and the fact that we never see the scientist without his bandages until the very end of the film. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

The Mummy (1932) BD - Brought back to life after nearly 3,700 years, Egyptian high priest Imhotep wreaks havoc upon the members of the British field exposition that disturbed his tomb (shades of the King Tut curse). While disguised as a contemporary Egyptologist, he falls in love with Zita Johann, whom he recognizes as the latest incarnation of a priestess who died nearly 40 centures earlier. Spiriting Zita away to the tomb, he relates the story of how he had dared to enter her ancestor's sacred burial crypt, hoping to restore her to life. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

Pet Semetary BD - After moving to an idyllic home in the countryside, life seems perfect for the Creed family...but not for long. Louis and Rachel Creed and their two young children settle in to a house that sits next door to a pet cemetery - built on an ancient Indian burial ground. Their mysterious new neighbor, Jud Crandall (Fred Gwynne), hides the cemetery's darkest secret...until a family tragedy brings the secret to life. Now, an unthinkable evil is about to be resurrected. From STEPHEN KING, the Master of the Macabre, comes a journey that leads to hell and back. Though not everyone survives the trip. For the Creeds, home is where the horror is. Blu-ray Release Date: October 2nd, 2012

Frankenstein (1931) BD - A stark, solid, impressively stylish film, overshadowed (a little unfairly) by the later explosion of Whale's wit in the delirious Bride of Frankenstein. Karloff gives one of the great performances of all time as the monster whose mutation from candour to chill savagery is mirrored only through his limpid eyes. The film's great imaginative coup is to show the monster 'growing up' in all too human terms. First he is the innocent baby, reaching up to grasp the sunlight that filters through the skylight. Then the joyous child, playing at throwing flowers into the lake with a little girl whom he delightedly imagines to be another flower. And finally, as he finds himself progressively misjudged by the society that created him, the savage killer as whom he has been typecast. The film is unique in Whale's work in that the horror is played absolutely straight, and it has a weird fairytale beauty not matched until Cocteau made La Belle et la Bête. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

Lone Wolf and Cub BD - As a character, Ogami Ito is an enigma. On one side, he is an assassin without morals, on the other side, he is the very essence of Bushido. This complexity is used to examine various elements of Japanese and Bushido culture, and while the story has a continuous narrative dealing with the Yagyu clans attempts to kill Ogami, each story stands by itself, depicting unique cultural and historical sides. One story deals with peasant revolts, one with how men would carry travelers over a river and one with some unique side of sword fighting. Blu-ray Release Date: September 25th, 2012

Dracula BD - It gets off to an atmospheric start, as we meet Count Dracula in his shadowy castle in Transylvania, superbly captured by the great cinematographer Karl Freund. Eventually Dracula and his blood-sucking devotee (Dwight Frye, in one of the cinema's truly mad performances) meet their match in a vampire-hunter called Van Helsing (Edward Van Sloan). If the later sections of the film are undeniably stage bound and a tad creaky, Dracula nevertheless casts a spell, thanks to Lugosi's creepily lugubrious manner and the eerie silences of Browning's directing style. (After a mood-enhancing snippet of Swan Lake under the opening titles, there is no music in the film.) Frankenstein, which was released a few months later, confirmed the horror craze, and Universal has been making money (and countless spin-off projects) from its twin titans of terror ever since. Certainly the role left a lasting impression on the increasingly addled and drug-addicted Lugosi, who was never quite able to distance himself from the part that made him a star. He was buried, at his request, in his black vampire cape. Blu-ray Release date: October 2nd, 2012

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 1st, 2012


The Blood Beast Terror [Blu-ray] (Vernon Sewell, 1968) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

Cinderella [Blu-ray] (Clyde Geronimi, 1950) Disney

Cinderella Trilogy with Limited Edition Collectible Jewelry Box Packaging [Blu-ray] (Six-Disc Combo: Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy - Disney

Dark Shadows [Blu-ray] (Tim Burton, 2012) Warner

Dark Star - Thermostellar Edition [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1974) VCI

Downton Abbey Seasons 1 & 2 Limited Edition [Blu-ray] - Original UK Version Set - PBS

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

The Lady [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 2011) Ent. One

The Milk of Sorrow [Blu-ray] (Claudia Llosa, 2009) Olive Films

Misery [Blu-ray] (Rob Reiner, 1990) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Moonrise Kingdom [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2012) Region FREE Universal UK

The Night Riders [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1939) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Overland Stage Raiders [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1938) Olive Films

Pet Sematary [Blu-ray] (Mary Lambert, 1989) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Prometheus [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2012) RB UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Red Lights [Blu-ray] (Rodrigo Cortés, 2012) Millennium

Red River Range [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1938) Olive Films

Singin' in the Rain [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1952) Region FREE UK Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Three Texas Steers [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1939) Olive Films

Train of Life [Blu-ray] (Radu Mihaileanu, 1998) Olive Films

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] - Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] - Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932), The Invisible Man (1933), Phantom of the Opera (1943), Bride of Frankenstein (1935), The Wolf Man (1941), Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) - Universal UK (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)



October 8th, 2012


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry [Blu-ray] (Alison Klayman, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

Bedevilled [Blu-ray] (Chul-soo Jang, 2010) Well Go USA

A Cat in Paris [Blu-ray] (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol, 2010) New Video Group

Cosmopolis [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2012) RB UK Entertainment One

Dead Ringer [Blu-ray] (Paul Henreid, 1964) Warner

Dial M for Murder [Blu-ray] 2D + 3D (Alfred Hitchcock, 1954) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

E.T The Extra-Terrestrial Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1982) Universal

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

Ice Station Zebra [Blu-ray] (John Sturges, 1968) Warner

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

Kotoko [Blu-ray] (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 2011) RB UK Third Window Films

Little Shop of Horrors: Director's Cut [Blu-ray] (Frank Oz, 2006) Warner

Magical Mystery Tour [Blu-ray] (George Harrison, Bernard Knowles, 1967) Capitol

Polisse (Maïwenn, 2011) R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Poseidon Adventure [Blu-ray] (Ronald Neame, 1972) 20th Century Fox

Prometheus [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 2012) 20th Century Fox

The Raven [Blu-ray] (James McTeigue, 2012) 20th Century Fox

Strangers On A Train [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1951) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tetsuo: The Iron Man / Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer [Blu-ray] - RB UK Third Window Films

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? 50th Anniversary [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1962) Warner



October 15th, 2012


Female Vampire [Blu-ray] (Jesus Franco, 1973) Redemption

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

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

The Funhouse [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1981) Shout! Factory

King of Devil's Island [Blu-ray] (Marius Hols, 2011) RB UK Entertainment One / Arrow

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

Mad Men: Season Five [Blu-ray] - Lionsgate

Many Wars Ago (Francesco Rossi, 1970) Raro Video

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

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

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

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

Terror Train [Blu-ray] (Roger Spottiswoode, 1980) Shout! Factory

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

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

Woody Allen: A Documentary [Blu-ray] RB UK Soda Pictures



October 22nd, 2012


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

Beauty aka Skoonheid (Oliver Hermanus, 2011) TLA Releasing

Blade Runner 30th Anniversary Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1982) Warner

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

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

Fear and Desire [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1953) Kino

Glengarry Glen Ross [Blu-ray] Steelbook (James Foley, 1992) RB UK ITV Studios

Jour de fête [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1949) RB UK BFI

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

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

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Special Restoration Edition) [Blu-ray] (Powell and Pressburger, 1943) RB UK ITV

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

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

Mon Oncle [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1958) RB UK BFI

The Mummy's Shroud [Blu-ray] (John Gilling, 1967) RB UK Studio Canal

Natural Selection [Blu-ray] (Robbie Pickering, 2011) Cinema Guild

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

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

Opening Night [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1977) RB UK BFI

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

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

Perry Mason: The Seventh Season 2 - Paramount

Peter Gunn: The Complete Series - Gaiam Entertainment

Rasputin: The Mad Monk [Blu-ray] (Don Sharp, 1966) RB UK Studio Canal

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

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


Contact Us   Weekly Newsletter Archive
To unsubscribe send a message to