Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 4th, 2010

  This Week's Highlights
Alii!  - Two John Huston classics, Kurosawa, David Lean, Sydney Pollack, Julie Taymor, Rodriguez/Tarantino, Marco Bellocchio and more in 1080P.. Martial arts, horror, Arthur Penn, Juraj Herz on the lesser format....... add a few calendar updates, October's FEATURE DVD and Blu-ray, Noir updates, and another new contest with a brand new Herzog DVD... Enjoy!

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The Elia Kazan Collection (A Letter to Elia, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, Boomerang!, Gentleman's Agreement, Pinky, Panic in the Streets, A Streetcar Named Desire, : Viva Zapata!. Man On A Tightrope, On The Waterfront, East of Eden, Baby Doll, A Face In The Crowd, Wild River, Splendor in the Grass, America, American) - 20th Century Fox

Chabrol: Two Classic Thrillers from the Legendary Director - The Bridesmaid (2004), Merci pour le chocolat (2000) - First Run Features

Malcolm X [Blu-ray] (Spike Lee , 1992) Warner Home Video

The Color Purple [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1985) Warner Home Video

Enter the Void [Blu-ray] (Gaspar Noé , 2009) RB FR Wild side Video

Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) Criterion Collection

Cronos [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) Criterion Collection

Once Upon a Time in America [Blu-ray] (Sergio Leone, 1984) - Warner Home Video

Videodrome [Blu-ray] (DavidCronenberg, 1983) Criterion

Last Train Home (Lixin Fan, 2009) R2 UK Exempt

Room in Rome [Blu-ray] (Julio Medem, 2010) RB UK Optimum

Cairo Time [Blu-ray] (Ruba Nadda, 2009) IFC

Meet John Doe - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition (Frank Capra, 1941) VCI

Restrepo [Blu-ray] (Tim Hetherington + Sebastian Junger, 2010) - Virgil Films

Monte Walsh (William A. Fraker, 1970) Paramount

Perry Mason: Season 5 V.2 - Paramount

The Cunning Little Vixen (Brian Large, 1995) - Kultur Video

Escape From Zahrain (Ronald Neame, 1962) - Olive Films

Return of Bastard Swordsman (Chin-Ku Lu, 1984) - Funimation Productions

Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009) Osiris

Family Guy: It's A Trap - Fox

GasLand (Josh Fox, 2010) New Video Group

Best of British Classics - Double Feature Vol 1: (Tomorrow We Live & Inquest) - VCI
Best of British Classics - Double Feature Vol 2: (Naked Fury & Cover Girl Killer) - VCI

Hard-Boiled [Blu-ray] (John Woo, 1992) Weinstein

The Expendables [Blu-ray] (Sylvester Stallone, 2010) RB UK Lions Gate

Harsh Times [Blu-ray] (David Ayer, 2005) Weinstein

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Yet another week with some essential, yet incredibly different film, releases... Criterion have given the time-honored classic Seven Samurai an awesome presentation on Blu-ray. An unforgettable home theater experience. John Huston and Bogart make an authoritative step together with both, the noir-pulp masterpiece, The Maltese Falcon and the director's parable of greed and avarice - The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Great price / great value from Warner. David Lean's A Passage to India looks so impressive - a film seemingly made for the Blu-ray format. If you don't own it yet - we strongly suggest doing so. We're not done yet - Julie Taymor's Opus magnum Across the Universe is as timeless as the music, and impressionable as the era, it is representing. It's a Blu-ray you can play at ANY time and enjoy. The 70's gave us some masterful conspiracy-based thrillers and Three Days of the Condor is at the top of many of those lists. There are two region free options for Blu-ray - choose one. Can't get enough of the Grindhouse retro? Now you can get Planet Terror in 2.35 with the faux trailers available in the new SE package. It never stops being fun. Online flirting can move from the harmless to the fearfully intense in the riveting juxtaposed Hard Candy. VERY worthwhile. High Tension is exactly that in this dramatically improved, and terrifying, 1080 presentation. We can't forget to mention Bellocchio's Vincere - historical, political and educational with terrific performances. So what happens after the apocalypse? Well, one such scenario is that Chuck Heston roams the vacated L.A. streets by day and battles albino ghouls at night. I know, I know - The Omega Man is still the best! The Richard Matheson yarn has been replicated a few times - also, not coincidentally reviewed - I Am Legend (the actual book's title) is the more intense version of the story with a lonely, but likeable, Will Smith. Who is also the star of the Asimov rendition of I, Robot - more classic sci-fi. Getting to DVD - Second Run continue to impress with minor-ly referenced masterpieces like Juraj Herz's Morgiana - the 'last' great film of the Czech New Wave. Fans may wish to seek out Arthur Penn's Mickey One from Sony's 'Archive'. I'm curious about Eric's coverage of Spanish horror Fragile with post 'Alley McBeal' - the photogenic - Calista Flockhart. Michael appears to be 'the man' for martial arts, cult, gems with his coverage of All Men Are Brothers and Crippled Avengers (aka The Return of the 5 Deadly Venoms) Thanks to all!


Vincere BD - If you thought Mussolini’s record as a statesman was patchy, wait until you see how he treated his lovers. Italian veteran Marco Bellocchio delivers an operatic slice of historical muckraking which exhumes the tale of Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno), spurned wife of the lantern-jawed lothario who would become Il Duce (Filippo Timi). Smitten by the rhetoric of the young socialist firebrand, Ida’s courtship with Benito takes place in the shadows until he is drawn into national politics and she is left destitute but certain she can win him back. Blu-ray Release date: June 27th, 2010

The Maltese Falcon BD - Huston's first film displays the hallmarks that were to distinguish his later work: the mocking attitude toward human greed; the cavalier insolence with which plot details are treated almost as asides; the delight in bizarre characterisations, here ranging from the amiably snarling Sam Spade ('When you're slapped, you'll take it and like it') who opened a whole new romantic career for Bogart, to Lorre's petulant, gardenia-scented Joel Cairo, Cook's waspishly effete gunsel, and Greenstreet's monstrously jocular Fat Man ('By gad, sir, you are a character'). What makes it a prototype film noir is the vein of unease missing from the two earlier versions of Hammett's novel. Filmed almost entirely in interiors, it presents a claustrophobic world animated by betrayal, perversion and pain, never - even at its most irresistibly funny, as when Cook listens in outraged disbelief while his fat sugar daddy proposes to sell him down the line - quite losing sight of this central abyss of darkness, ultimately embodied by Mary Astor's sadly duplicitous siren. Blu-ray Release Date: October 5th, 2010

The Omega Man BD - Welcome to the future. Biological war has decimated life on Earth. Los Angeles is a windswept ghost town where Robert Neville tools his convertible through sunlit streets foraging for supplies. And makes damn sure he gets undercover before sundown, when other "inhabitants" emerge. The Omega Man adapts Richard Matheson's novel I Am Legend into a high-impact, high-tension saga of a fate not far removed from reality. Charlton Heston is Neville, fending off attacks by The Family, sinister neopeople spawned by the plague. He also becomes a man with a mission after meeting Lisa (Rosalind Cash), another unifected survivor - and guardian of some healthy children representing our species' hope. Blu-ray Release date: December 18th, 2007

The Haunting - Francesca (Ana Torrent, SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE) has never gotten over the death of a child ten years before. The birth of her son has her anxious over his well-being (she gets up in the middle of the night to check his breath with a hand-mirror and is glued to the baby monitor). Her husband Pedro (Francisco Boira) decides they need to get out of the city so they purchase a massive house in the country that used to belong to a recently-deceased bishop. Coincidentally, Blanca (Maria Alfonsa Rosso, VOLVER) has woken from a sixty-year coma just as the sanitorium in which she is staying is shut down by miracle-busting Jesuit psychiatrist Father Miguel (Héctor Colomé, MAD LOVE). She recovers quickly and leaves behind a clue for the priest that implicates her involvement in a film experiment to capture supernatural phenomena on film. DVD Release Date: September 28th, 2010

Mickey One - Considered ahead of its time — and perhaps it still is — this unusual drama, inspired by the French New Wave, brought Warren Beatty and producer-director Arthur Penn together for the first time — two years before their landmark Bonnie and Clyde. Beatty stars as a Detroit night club comic who incurs the wrath of The Mob (he doesn’t know why) and flees to Chicago to start life anew — but still living in fear. But the plot is secondary to the look and sound of this film (a favorite of Martin Scorsese), which boasts a score by Eddie Sauter and stunning photography by Academy Award-winner Ghislain Cloquet (1980, Best Cinematography, Tess). Alexandra Stewart, Hurd Hatfield, Franchot Tone and Jeff Corey co-star in this one-of-a-kind motion picture. Incidentally, much of it was shot in what is now Oprah Winfrey’s studio. Newly remastered. DVD Release Date: September 21st, 2010

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre BD - For once, Bogart plays a really vicious bastard, Fred C Dobbs, in this, the first of two movies he made in 1948 with Huston. It's a sort of lifeboat drama for three, with Holt the young innocent and director's dad Walter as the wise old buzzard, flanking Bogart's bravura paranoia. Director Huston tries to yank the basic elements - gold lust in a Mexican wilderness - into the spare eloquence of a fable, and tends to look pretentious rather than profound. In any case, outrageously Oscar-seeking performances like actor Huston's, coupled with director Huston's comparative conviction with action sequences, work against any yearning for significance. There's a quite enjoyable yarn buried under the hollow laughter. Blu-ray Release Date: October 5th, 2010

Fragile - Mercy Falls, a secluded children's hospital on the coast of the Isle of Wight is being closed down and the children transferred to the new hospital in the middle of the island. Temp nurse Sarah (Calista Flockhart) has arrived to assist in the move which has been delayed by a massive train accident that has filled up the new hospital with patients. Working as the night nurse, Sarah discovers that the children live in fear of a "mechanical girl" called Charlotte. After her predecessor dies, Sarah starts to believe this unseen presence might be responsible for the mysterious fractures a child patient developed and various child deaths over the years. Another mysterious death has Sarah believing in a ghostly, evil presence living on the closed off second floor that means to hurt the children and she must convince head nurse Folder (Gemma Jones), skeptical Dr. Marcus (Richard Roxburgh), and concerned nurse Helen (Elena Anaya). DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2006

The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael - In a depressing village in Northern England, Robert Carmichael (Dan Spencer) is a social misfit. He plays the cello, is teased by the girls in his class, and gets stoned with two expelled friends Joe (Ryan Winsley) and Ben (Charles Mnene) who are first introduced bullying a Muslim kid on his way to school (Robert and his mother's involvement in the arts makes them something akin to middle class in contrast to his classmates). DVD Release Date: February 26th, 2007

Morgiana - Morgiana, based on a short story by Aleksandr Grin, (the 'Russian Poe'), is the story of two sisters, Klára and Viktoria who live a life of decadent excess stranded somewhere between the mid-19th and early 20th century. Klára is blonde and beautiful, whilst Viktoria is ugly, sadistic, bursting with hate and jealousy - and hatches a terrible revenge by slowly poisoning her more popular sister. As the poison takes hold, Klára begins to lose grip on her sanity... DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2010

Planet Terror BD - That Mr. Rodriguez and Mr. Tarantino are motivated by a sincere love of the movies they send up can hardly be doubted, but the affection is expressed in different ways. Mr. Rodriguez revels in badness for its own sake. Planet Terror is intoxicated by its own absurdity; it tries to raise incompetence to the level of craft, if not art. The random close-ups, the lurching cuts, the off-kilter framing -- all of this is obviously intentional. So is the hodgepodge story, which is like a stew made of the contents of every can in the cupboard. Gindhouse SE Blu-ray Release Date: October 5th, 2010

Across the Universe BD - Across the Universe, from director Julie Taymor, is a revolutionary rock musical that re-imagines America in the turbulent late-1960s, a time when battle lines were being drawn at home and abroad. When young dockworker Jude (Jim Sturgess) leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy (Evan Rachel Wood), a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing anti-war movement in New York's Greenwich Village. As the body count in Vietnam rises, political tensions at home spiral out of control and the star-crossed lovers find themselves in a psychedelic world gone mad. With a cameo by Bono, Across the Universe is "the kind of movie you watch again, like listening to a favorite album." Blu-ray Release date: February 5th, 2008

Hard Candy BD - A smart, charming teenage girl, Hayley probably shouldn't be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. But before she knows it, she's mixing drinks at Jeff's place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot. It's Jeff's lucky night. But Hayley isn't as innocent as she looks, and the night takes a turn when she begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past. Blu-ray Release Date: October 5th, 2010

High Tension BD - Universally heralded by genreheads as either the red knight savior to the genre it rests in or a downright demeaning insult, Haute tension is still leaving viewers divided around the world. On one hand, it's technically and aesthically magnificent. The acting by the principles, direction, and composition are par excellence. The score melds with the screen so well it harkens back to a time when music was integral to setting mood and suspense. It's truly a Horror film of pedigree. Blu-ray Release Date: October 5th, 2010

Seven Samurai BD - One of the most beloved movie epics of all time, Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope. Blu-ray Release Date: October 19th, 2010


Crippled Avengers - Right off the bat this film establishes a brutal tone through its gory dismembering sequences. The fight scenes are all exceptional. Another area where this film excels are the training sequences where the four cripples get ready to for their showdown verse those responsible from making them cripple. Even though the film does rely a lot of its action sequences. The more character driven moments are very satisfying and help propel the story forward. When all is said and done, Crippled Avengers is a highly entertaining film that culminates in an explosive finale that solidifies this films place as one of the greatest martial arts films of all time. DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2010

All Men Are Brothers - All Men are Brothers is a sequel to the 1972 Shaw Brothers production The Water Margin. This film like its predecessor was adapted from a 14th century Chinese novel titled 'Outlaws of the Marsh'. The opening act in which the alliance between the Liang Shun warriors and Emperor is flawlessly laid out. Unfortunately after this opening set up the film quickly settles into a series of grandiose action sequences. And while I didn't expect there to be a lot of character development. I was still disappointed that after each of the main characters introductions, little if any attempt was made at building up the characters. The predictability of the story and lack of character development aside. There are a few areas where this film does deliver, the action sequences and the performances from its entire cast. This film's most surprising performance and arguably its best performance comes from Yue Fung in the role Sun Erh-niang (the only female chosen out of the seven assassins).. DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2010

The Maid - Filipino maid Rosa (Alessandra de Rossi) arrives in Singapore to work as a maid for the Teos, a family of Chinese opera singers. She has arrived during the seventh month of the Chinese calendar when the gates of hell supposedly open and offerings are made to appease the dead. There is also a strict code of conduct to be followed during this time. Of course, Rosa is unaware of this and breaks several rules and unleashes supernatural forces upon herself. Will she suffer the same fate as the Teos' previous maid Esther who mysteriously disappeared? DVD Release Date: September 12th, 2006

A Passage to India BD - New York Times film critic Vincent Canby wrote in 1985, “A Passage to India is the kind of movie that people think they are talking about when they insist that ‘they’—meaning Hollywood in the generic sense—don’t make movies the way they used to.” Indeed, it is an epic echo to the way movies used to be made, as demonstrated by director David Lean’s own previous epics, such as Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Based on the novel by E. M. Forster, the film is set in colonial India in 1924. Adela Quested (Judy Davis), a sheltered, well-bred British woman, travels to the subcontinent to visit her fiancé, a British magistrate posted in a small town; her traveling companion is his mother Mrs. Moore (Peggy Ashcroft). Blu-ray Release date: April 15th, 2008

Three Days of the Condor BD - 1975 was a banner year for cinema, and Condor may have gotten a little lost alongside the likes of One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest, Shampoo, Dog Day Afternoon, Toute une vie, Barry Lyndon, Amarcord, Nashville, Jaws, L'histoire d'Adele H., and The Man Who Would Be King. Yet today I think the movie holds up quite well. The spy thriller machinations of the story do not embarrass; Owen Roizman's cinematography is state of the art in the truest sense and never brings attention to itself as was common in the early seventies (what with the love affair with the zoooom lens in bloom); there are no out of place Oscar-reaching songs; Sydney Pollack's direction of Robert Redford (this would be their 4th of 7 films together) and Faye Dunaway make the impossible: plausible. Studio Canal Blu-ray Release date: September / November 2009

I Am Legend BD - The time is our near future. Dr. Alice Krippen has just announced a vaccine cure for cancer. Three years later, the planet’s human population is either dead or running amuck in disorganized rapid packs, intolerant of light and hungry for whatever they might be able to feed on. One man, Lt. Colonel Robert Neville, appears to be the only human immune to the virus. Being both scientist and military, he rigorously and obsessively searches for a cure, gathering specimens of small animals and “darkseekers” by day; and holing up in his home at night – a fotress that he has carefully kept secret and well-defended from the infected. Blu-ray Release date: March 11th, 2008

I, Robot BD - In the year 2035, technology and robots are a trusted part of everyday life. But that trust is broken when a scientist is found dead and a skeptical detective (Smith) believes that a robot is responsible. Bridget Moynahan co-stars in this high-tech action thriller that questions whether technology will ultimately lead to mankind's salvation . . . or annihilation. Blu-ray Release date: March 11th, 2008

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 4th, 2010


Ave Maria [Blu-ray] (Jacques Richard, 1984) - RB FR Universal Studio Canal Video

Bad Lieutenant [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1992) Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Beau père (Bertrand Blier, 1981) - R2 FR Universal Studio Canal Video

Beauty and the Beast [Blu-ray] (Gary Trousdale + Kirk Wise, 1991) Disney

The Blair Witch Project [Blu-ray] (Daniel Myrick, 1999) Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bomber (Paul Cotter, 2009) Film Movement

Le Bossu (Philippe de Broca, 1997) R2 UK Second Sight

D'Artagnan's Daughter (Bertrand Tavernier, 1994) R2 UK Second Sight

The Damned (Joseph Losey, 1963) R2 UK Sony Pictures

The Exorcist (Extended Director's Cut & Original Theatrical Edition) [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1973) Warner

Grindhouse (Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino;Robert Rodriguez, 2007) Vivendi Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hard Candy [Blu-ray] (David Slade, 2005) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

High Tension [Blu-ray] (Alexandre Aja, 2003) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) [Blu-ray] (Tom Six, 2009) IFC (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Human Centipede (First Sequence) [Blu-ray] (Tom Six, 2009) RB UK Bounty Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Humphrey Bogart: The Essential Collection (12-disc) - Warner

Journal d'une femme de chambre [Blu-ray] (Luis Buñuel, 1964) RB FR Universal Studio Canal Video

The Karate Kid [Blu-ray] (Harald Zwart, 2010) Sony Pictures

The Last of the Mohicans [Blu-ray] Director's Definitive Cut (Michael Mann, 1992) 20th Century Fox

The Last Rites of Ransom Pride [Blu-ray] (Tiller Russell, 2009) Screen Media

The Loved Ones [Blu-ray] (Sean Byrne, 2009) RB UK Optimum

Mad Max [Blu-ray] (George Miller, 1979) MGM

The Maltese Falcon [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1941) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Mission [Blu-ray] (Roland Joffé, 1986) Warner

The Oxford Murders [Blu-ray] (Álex de la Iglesia, 2008) Magnolia Pictures

The Rig (Peter Atencio, 2010) Anchor Bay (BEAVER REVIEW)

Robocop Trilogy [Blu-ray] 20th Century Fox

The Secret of Kells [Blu-ray] (Tomm Moore , 2009) New Video Group

Secretary [Blu-ray] (Steven Shainberg, 2002) Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shane Meadows [Blu-ray] Triple Feature (Somers Town/Dead Man's Shoes/This Is England) - RB UK Optimum

Splice [Blu-ray] (Vincenzo Natali, 2009) Warner Home Video

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1948) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Villa Amalia (Benoît Jacquot, 2009) R2 UK Peccadillo Pictures

World on a Wire [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) RB FR Carlotta (BEAVER REVIEW)



October 11th, 2010


The Andrei Tarkovsky Collection - Ivan's Childhood, Andrei Rublev, Mirror, Solaris, Stalker, Nostalgia and The Sacrifice - R2 UK

Arn: The Knight Templar [Blu-ray] (Peter Flinth, 2007) Koch Entertainment

Bend It Like Beckham [Blu-ray] (Gurinder Chadha, 2002) RB UK Elevation Sales

Best Of British Crime Collection (The Flesh is Weak, They Made Me a Fugitive and A Taste of Excitement) R2 UK Odeon

Busby Berkeley 9-Film Collection (11-disc) - Warner Home Video

Callas Forever [Blu-ray] (Franco Zeffirelli, 2002) Image Entertainment

Cleo from 5 to 7 (Agnès Varda, 1962) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Coffret Chaplin, vol. 1 [Blu-ray] :The Kid, City Lights, The Circus, Modern Times, The Dictator - RB FR Gie Sphe-Tf1

Daniel and Ana (Michel Franco, 2009) Strand Releasing

The Darjeeling Limited (Wes Anderson, 2007) Criterion

The Darjeeling Limited [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2007) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Gates (Antonio Ferrera + Albert Maysles, 2005) Kino

I Am Love (Luca Guadagnino, 2009) Magnolia

I Am Love [Blu-ray] (Luca Guadagnino, 2009) Magnolia Pictures

Last Train Home (Lixin Fan, 2009) R2 UK Exempt

Leaves of Grass [Blu-ray] (Tim Blake Nelson, 2009) First Look Studios

London River (Rachid Bouchareb, 2009) R0 UK Trinity Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Magic [Blu-ray] (Richard Attenborough, 1978) Dark Sky Films

The Magician (Ingmar Bergman, 1958) Criterion

The Magician [Blu-ray] (Ingmar Bergman, 1958) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Morgiana (Juraj Herz, 1972) R2 UK Second Run DVD (BEAVER REVIEW)

My Night With Maud (Eric Rohmer, 1969) R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Original Christmas Classics Gift Set [Blu-ray] (Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / Santa Claus is Comin' to Town / Frosty the Snowman / Frosty Returns) Vivendi Ent.

Red Dragon [Blu-ray] (Brett Ratner, 2002) Universal Studios

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer [Blu-ray] (Kizo Nagashima + Larry Roemer, 1964) Uni Dist

S&Man (Sandman) [Blu-ray] (J.T. Petty, 2006) Magnolia

Sex and Lucia [Blu-ray] (Julio Medem, 2001) Palm Pictures

The Sound of Music [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1965) RB FR Fox Pathe Europa

Spirits of the Dead [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, Louis Malle + Roger Vadim, 1968) RB UK Arrow Films

Straw Dogs [Blu-ray] (Sam Peckinpah, 1971) R'B' UK Fremantle

Three Kings [Blu-ray] (David O. Russell, 1999) Warner

The Time That Remains (Elia Suleiman, 2009) R2 UK Drakes Avenue

While the City Sleeps (Fritz Lang, 1956) R2 UK Exposure

Wolverine and the X-Men: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Lionsgate



October 18th, 2010


Amores Perros [Blu-ray] (Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2000) RB UK Optimum

Apocalypse Now Two-Film Set (Two-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979) Lionsgate

Apocalypse Now (3-disc) [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1979) Lionsgate

Assault Girls [Blu-ray] (Mamoru Oshii, 2009) Well Go USA

Black Death [Blu-ray] (Christopher Smith, 2010) RB UK Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

La grande vadrouille (Gérard Oury, 1966) R2 UK Optimum

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] (Mike Newell, 2005) Warner
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Ultimate Edition) [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Cuaron, 2004) Warner

Herman Cohen Classic Horror Double Feature: Horrors of the Black Museum & The Headless Ghost - VCI

Moulin Rouge! [Blu-ray] (Baz Luhrmann, 2001) 20th Century Fox

Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva [Blu-ray] (Masakazu Hashimoto, 2009) RB UK Manga Home Entertainment

Psycho (50th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1960) Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Rocky Horror Picture Show [Blu-ray] (Jim Sharman, 1975) 20th Century Fox

Romeo and Juliet [Blu-ray] (Baz Luhrmann, 1996) 20th Century Fox

Room in Rome [Blu-ray] (Julio Medem, 2010) RB UK Optimum

Seven Samurai [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Small Time (Shane Meadows, 1996) R2 UK BFI

The String (Mehdi Ben Attia, 2009) TLA Releasing

Wallander [Blu-ray] (Faceless Killers / The Man Who Smiled / The Fifth Woman) BBC Warner

The Wicker Man [Blu-ray] (Robin Hardy, 1973) R'B' UK - Optimum



October 25th, 2010


All White in Barking / Men of the City: Two Films by Marc Isaacs - R2 UK Second Run

Agatha Christie Poirot: Murder On the Orient Express [Blu-ray] (Philip Martin, 2010) Acorn Media

Alien Anthology [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Alien Anthology [Blu-ray] - RB UK 20th Century Fox

Altitude [Blu-ray] (Kaare Andrews, 2010) Starz / Anchor Bay

Back to the Future: the Complete Trilogy [Blu-ray] - Universal

Back to the Future Trilogy [Blu-ray] - RB UK Universal

Backyard (Alex Megaro, 2009) Maya Entertainment

A Blood Pledge [Blu-ray] (Jong-yong Lee, 2009) Media Blasters

Cannibal Girls (Ivan Reitman, 1973) Shout! Factory

Chaplin At Keystone: An International Collaboration of 34 Original Films - Flicker Alley

The Chaplin Revue - Restored Edition - Shoulders Arms, A Dogs Life, The Pilgrim, Sunnyside, A Day's Pleasure, The Idle Class, Pay Day - R2 UK Park Circus

Demons (Lamberto Bava, 1985) R2 UK Arrow Video

Evening Primrose (Paul Bogart, 1966) E1 Entertainment

Everyone Else (Maren Ade, 2009) Cinema Guild

The Exorcist [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1973) Region FREE UK - Warner

Four In A Jeep (Leopold Lindtberg, 1951) VCI Entertainment

The Game [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 1997) RB UK - Universal

The Girl Who Played With Fire [Blu-ray] (Daniel Alfredson, 2010) Music Box Films

The Great Silence [Blu-ray] (Sergio Corbucci, 1968) RB DE Kinowelt

House (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977) Criterion

House [Blu-ray] (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1977) Criterion

I Am the Law (Alexander Hall, 1938) R2 UK Cornerstone Media

The Interpreter [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 2005) RB UK Universal

Legend of the Black Scorpion [Blu-ray] (Xiaogang Feng, 2006) Weinstein

The Maid (Sebastián Silva, 2009) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Make Way for Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Leo McCarey, 1937) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Maniac [Blu-ray] (William Lustig, 1980) Blue Underground

Passenger Side (Matt Bissonnette, 2009) Strand Releasing

Paths of Glory (Stanley Kubrick, 1957) Criterion

Paths of Glory [Blu-ray] (Stanley Kubrick, 1957) Criterion

Possession (Andrzej Zulawski, 1981) R2 UK Second Sight

Psychomania [Blu-ray] (Don Sharp, 1973) MPI

Scent of a Woman [Blu-ray] (Martin Brest, 1992) RB UK - Universal

Score [Blu-ray] (Radley Metzger, 1972) Cult Epics

Score (Uncensored Version) [Blu-ray] (Radley Metzger, 1972) Cult Epics

Se7en [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 1995) Region FREE UK Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Seventh Victim (Mark Robson, 1943) R2 UK Odeon Entertainment Ltd

South of the Border [Blu-ray] (Oliver Stone, 2009) Cinema Libre

Summer and Smoke (Peter Glenville, 1961) Olive Films

Tropic of Cancer (Joseph Strick, 1970) Olive Films

Who Is Harry Nilsson (And Why Is Everybody Talkin' About Him?) (John Scheinfeld, 2006) Kino

Wild at Heart [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1990) RB UK - Universal

Wild Grass (Alain Resnais, 2009) Sony

Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? [Blu-ray] (Frank Tashlin, 1957) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Winter's Bone [Blu-ray] (Debra Granik, 2010) Roadside Attractions

You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson , 2010) HBO Home Video


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