Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 17th, 2011

  This Week's Highlights
Avete!  - Plenty of fabulous content this week with a newsletter containing Criterion and Masters of Cinema discs - films-to-Blu-ray by Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Michelangelo Antonioni, Giuseppe Tornatore, Lucio Fulci, Spielberg, Douglas Trumbull, Joe Johnston and more - DVD from Aki Kaurismäki to Budd Boetticher.  Blu-ray upcoming releases include works by Pedro Almodóvar, Henry Koster, Jean-Pierre Melville, Raul Ruiz, Jean-Jacques Beineix, Barbet Schroeder, Woody Allen and Todd Haynes. We also have a new Clips contest with another Criterion Blu-ray prize. “I'd rather be a year early than a day late.”

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The Skin I Live In [Blu-ray] (Pedro Almodóvar, 2011) RB UK Pathé

Stars and Stripes Forever [Blu-ray] (Henry Koster, 1952) 20th Century Fox

Le Samouraï [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1967) RB FR Pathe

The Debt [Blu-ray] (John Madden, 2010) Miramax Films

The Scarlet Worm [Blu-ray] (Michael Fredianelli, 2011) Unearthed Films

Mysteries of Lisbon [Blu-ray] (Raul Ruiz, 2011) Music Box Films

The Moon in the Gutter [Blu-ray] (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1983) Cinema Libre

The Devil's Double [Blu-ray] (Lee Tamahori, 2011) Lions Gate

The Artist [Blu-ray] (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) Region FREE FR Warner Home Video

Last Hard Men/Sky Riders [Double Feature] - Shout! Factory

99 And 44/100% Dead / The Nickel Ride [Double Feature] - Shout! Factory

Aurora (Cristi Puiu, 2010) Cinema Guild

Barfly [Blu-ray] (Barbet Schroeder, 1987) RB DE Koch Media

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Five - Universal

Legend of the Lost [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1957) RB DE Koch Media

Midnight in Paris [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 2011) Sony Pictures

Navajo Joe [Blu-ray] (Sergio Corbucci, 1966) RB DE Koch Media

Futureworld [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1976) RB DE Koch Media

Super 8 [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2011) Paramount Pictures

The Legend Is Born: Ip Man [Blu-ray] (Herman Yau, 2010) Funimation

The First Beautiful Thing (Paolo Virzì, 2010) Palisades Tartan

Intruder [Blu-ray] (Scott Spiegel, 1989) Synapse Films

City Under Siege [Blu-ray] (Benny Chan, 2010) Funimation

Catch .44 [Blu-ray] (Aaron Harvey, 2011) Anchor Bay/Starz

Cowboys & Aliens [Blu-ray] (Jon Favreau, 2011) Universal Pictures

Mildred Pierce [Blu-ray] (Todd Haynes , 2011) HBO

Protektor (Marek Najbrt, 2009) Film Movement

Simpsons: Season 14 [Blu-ray] - Fox

Portlandia - Season One [Blu-ray] (Fred Armisen, 2011) MVD

The Art of Getting By [Blu-ray] (Gavin Wiesen, 2011) 20th Century Fox

Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Hammett (Wim Wenders, 1982) R2 UK Studiocanal

Barton Fink [Blu-ray] (Coen bros., 1991) RB DE Universal

Diana Dors Double Bill: Miss Tulip Stays the Night / The Great Game - R2 UK BFI

Attenberg (Athina Rachel Tsangari, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Two-Lane Blacktop [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1971) Masters of Cinema

Two-Lane Blacktop [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1971) (LTD Edition Steelbook) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Punishment Park [Blu-ray] (Peter Watkins, 1971) Dual Format - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Le Silence de la Mer [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Melville, 1949) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Yellow Sea [Blu-ray] (AKA The Murderer) (Hong-jin Na, 2010) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Repo Man [Blu-ray] (Alex Cox, 1984) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Repo Man [Blu-ray] (LTD Edition Steelbook) (Alex Cox, 1984) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Insect Woman/ Nishi-Ginza Station [Blu-ray] (Shohei Imamura) - Dual Format RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Gospel According to St. Matthew [Blu-ray] (Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1964) [Dual Format Blu-ray & DVD] RB UK Masters of Cinema


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Almost impossible to choose one highlight this week but if forced I'll propose a tie between Erle C. Kenton's Island of Lost Souls on Criterion Blu-ray and Francis Ford Coppola’s contemplative mystery/thriller The Conversation - also in 1080P. It wouldn't be DVDBeaver if we didn't give heavy exposure to an Antonioni film - now available on Blu-ray for the first time; Identification of a Woman is an enigmatic gem largely forgotten in the director's ironically respected oeuvre. Scorsese's relentless and intense remake of Cape Fear looks extremely impressive in the new format - for an exhaustive night in the Home Theater. Douglas Trumbull's Silent Running has an odd appeal - a thinking man's space-adventure with environmentalism a major theme. Masters of Cinema have created a solid package with plenty of supplements. Veering to more mainstream - I'm still a fan of Senor Spielbergo's Jurassic Park and despite some digital tinkering on the visual front gives a good presentation on Blu-ray. It's hard not to find multiple positives about Captain America: The First Avenger - a nostalgic battle and unassuming hero against WW2 baddies. Fulci's precisely-made The House by the Cemetery has more gore per frame than any film this reviewer can recall - a pure Giallo classic looking exponentially better in HD from Blue Underground. Under Suspicion has a noirish aura about a private eye who gets in too deep, The Crow remains a dark brooding revenge fantasy that offers good value and, unfortunately Tornatore's Baarìa doesn't get the treatment it deserves on Blu-ray. The films is worthy of much more. DVD offers a voyeuristic prison pic from Demark, entitled simply 'R' that would scare any would-be criminal permanently straight. Criterion throws us some humor-filled joy with Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys. Eric has reviewed Ordinary People which embodies the universal struggle of all soldiers to reconcile morality with service - as well as another Global Film Initiative The Shaft. Gregory covers Budd Boetticher's The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond as well a Bona-fide Joseph H. Lewis' Noir in The Undercover Man. I toast your week's incredible successes!


The House by the Cemetery BD - Norman Boyle (Paolo Malco, THE SCORPION WITH TWO TAILS), along with his wife Lucy (Catriona MacColl, CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD) and son Bob (Giovanni Frezza, A BLADE IN THE DARK), leaves New York for the sleepy New England town of New Whitby to continue the research of a colleague who murdered his mistress and then hanged himself. They have rented the creaky Oaks Mansion, with its mysterious locked basement, a tombstone in he middle of the living room floor, and a slinky babysitter (Ania Pieroni, INFERNO) who job description also includes mopping up puddles of blood and making coffee. Norman discovers his late colleague's research took a tangential turn into the life of the house's previous resident, one Dr. Jacob Tess Freudstein who was expelled from the medical community for his experiments in cell regeneration. Blu-ray Release Date: October 24th, 2011

Jurassic Park BD - The synopsis of Jurassic Park is that former flea circus sideshow man John Hamilton (Richard Attenborough) has put a scientific theory into practical development. On an Costa Rican island he has created a 'biological preserve' filled with cloned dinosaurs that he intends to exhibit to the public in a 'theme park'. Nature cannot be controlled and the dinosaurs run amok when the security system is sabotaged. What is created is one of the most successful films in the history of cinema and I am not immune to its charms. Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park is a wonderful joyride of science-fiction, boy-hood fantasy and wholesome suspenseful adventure - all while exposing the potential encompassing pratfalls of our own scientific abilities.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011

Silent Running BD - With its remarkable special effects (especially the robot drones Huey, Dewey, and Louie); glorious score (including songs performed by Joan Baez); memorable sound effects (created by Joseph Byrd from the cult band The United States of America); a screenplay co-written by Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) and Steven Bochco (Hill Street Blues), and an impassioned central performance from Dern, Silent Running remains a uniquely contemplative and haunting adventure that continues to make hippies of young children, even today.
Blu-ray Release date: November 14th, 2011

Captain America: The First Avenger BD - Captain America leads the fight for freedom in the action-packed blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the ultimate weapon against evil! When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world’s greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving, The Matrix). Critics and audiences alike salute Captain America: The First Avenger as “pure excitement, pure action, and pure fun!”
Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011

Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismaki's Leningrad Cowboys - In the late eighties, Aki Kaurismäki, a master of the deadpan, fashioned a waggish fish-out-of-water tale about a U.S. tour by “the worst rock-and-roll band in the world.” Leningrad Cowboys Go America’s posse of fur-coated, outrageously pompadoured hipsters struck such a chord with international audiences that the fictional band became a genuine attraction, touring the world. Later, Kaurismäki created a sequel, Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, and filmed a gigantic outdoor concert that the band put on in Helsinki, for the rollicking documentary Total Balalaika Show. With this Eclipse series, we present all three crackpot musical and comic odysseys, along with five Leningrad Cowboys music videos also directed by Kaurismäki. DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2011

Baarìa BD - From the director of Cinema Paradiso comes a stirring, unforgettable new epic of Italian life as you’ve never seen it before. The course of a lifetime reflects the evolution of a country as young Peppino takes work as a shepherd to support his family in the Sicilian town of Bagheria, nicknamed “Baarìa” by its residents. During the next five decades he experiences the passionate love of his life, undergoes a powerful political awakening, and discovers a destiny he could have never imagined. A visual feast featuring a powerful score by legendary Academy Award - winning composer Ennio Morricone, Baarìa captures the past century with a mesmerizing beauty and rare cinematic power.
Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2011

The Shaft - THE SHAFT tells the intertwined stories of three members of a family in a small village where the only destiny seems to be working for the mine. As a woman working for the mine's security office, miserable Ding Jingshui (Zheng Louqian) is subject to various rumors about how she got the job, including one that she is having an affair with the manager. Her aunt wants her to leave the town and meet a wealthy husband in the city, but she wants a better life for herself and her miner boyfriend Song Daming (Li Chen, ASSEMBLY). DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2011

The Devil's Kiss - The extravagant Duke de Haussemont (Jose Nieto, FRANKENSTEIN'S BLOODY TERROR) throws a fashion show and has invited Claire Grandier (Silvia Solar, THE WEREWOLF AND THE YETI) to conduct a surprise seance. Claire is the former Countess of Moncoran, whose husband killed himself after his family fortune's dwindled and the duke's late brother bought up his stables. Now, she has gone back to her maiden name and lives in anonymity as a spiritualist in collaboration with Dr. Gruber (Olivier Mathot, REVENGE IN THE HOUSE OF USHER) who has been experimenting with cell regeneration and also possesses powers of telepathy. DVD Release Date: October 17th, 2011

The Conversation BD - Francis Ford Coppola’s provoking mystery/thriller stars Gene Hackman as Harry Caul, an expert surveillance man. A routine wiretapping job turns into a nightmare when Harry hears something disturbing in his recording of a young couple in a park. His investigation of the tape and how it might be used sends Harry spiraling into a web of secrecy, murder and paranoia. Set against the backdrop of San Francisco, THE CONVERSATION is a harrowing psychological thriller that costars Cindy Williams, Frederic Forrest and Harrison Ford and symbolizes the uneasy line where technology and privacy cross.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011

Identification of a Woman BD - Antonioni is of course best known for such films as "Blow Up", "L'avventura", "The Red Desert", and "The Passenger"." I have been asked the question: "Isn't this one of Antonioni's minor works?" The purpose of this brief article is to argue the contrary and urge lovers of his films to take this one very seriously. It is incredibly rich and not in any way second class in comparison to his other great works.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011

Cape Fear BD - Academy Award®-winning director Martin Scorsese brings heart-pounding suspense to one of the most acclaimed thrillers of all time in Cape Fear. Earning an Academy Award® nomination for his brilliant performance, Robert De Niro stars as vicious psychopath Max Cady who emerges after being imprisoned for fourteen years with a single-minded mission - to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden (Nick Nolte). Realizing he is legally powerless to protect his beautiful wife Leigh (Jessica Lange) and his troubled teenage daughter Danielle (Juliette Lewis) against Max's relentless psychological torment, Sam resorts to unorthodox measures, leading to an unforgettable, action-packed showdown on Cape Fear.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 18th, 2011

Island of Lost Souls BD - A twisted treasure from Hollywood’s pre-Code horror heyday, Island of Lost Souls is a cautionary tale of science run amok, adapted from H. G. Wells’s novel The Island of Dr. Moreau. In one of his first major movie roles, Charles Laughton is a mad doctor conducting ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor (Richard Arlen) who finds himself trapped there. This touchstone of movie terror, directed by Erle C. Kenton, features expressionistic photography by Karl Struss, groundbreaking makeup effects that have inspired generations of monster-movie artists, and the legendary Bela Lugosi in one of his most gruesome roles.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 25th, 2011

R - The prisoner R arrives to Denmark’s toughest prison, where he’s to serve his sentence for a violent assault. R is reduced to a number, a letter, and just another inmate. The prison is a parallel world filled with rules, honor, and debts. A world, in which bars cover the windows and blood stains the floor. R is placed in the most hardcore ward. Here he must find his place in the system, learn to navigate, and fight for survival. This New York Times Critic’s Pick was directed Michael Noer and Tobias Lindholm, both making their feature-film debuts. DVD Release Date: October 18th, 2011

Ordinary People - Dzoni (Relja Popovic), a young recruit, is one of seven soldiers bussed out into the placid Serbian countryside for an unknown mission. As the new guy, Dzoni is estranged from the other soldiers who are more efficient and seem generally to be "in the know" and Dzoni is left wandering and puzzling out the ways in which to behave. Dzoni wakes from a nap to see a group of civilian men arriving. The commanding officer Narednik (Boris Isakovic) explains to Dzoni and the other men that they are "taking care" of the enemy and uses Dzoni in a demonstration of how to dispose of them. DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2011

Under Suspicion BD - Two people come together in a dangerous liaison turned deadly affair. This is the provocative premise for Under Suspicion, a brilliantly crafted thriller starring Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Schindler's List, 1993) and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape). Tony Aaron (Neeson) is a private eye who makes his living setting up phony adultery cases with the help of his wife. But a routine set up fatally backfires when Tony's wife and his client – a wealthy artist– are murdered. At first, all clues point to the artist's mysterious mistress, Angeline (San Giacomo), but Tony is also named as a prime suspect. Both maintain their innocence, and guilt seems even harder to assign when the two plunge into a steamy, forbidden affair. One is guilty, the other is innocent - but the real killer might ultimately get away with murder.
Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2011

The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond - The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond is Budd Boetticher's cold look at a cool customer. The low temperature extends to Lucien Ballard's crisply composed black-and-white cinematography and to Ray Danton's chilly assumption of the title role. With his `matinee-idol' looks and devil-may-care attitude, he prefigures another kind of `cool' that would arrive on screen a year or so later, that of James Bond. DVD Release Date: July 12th, 2011

Kenneyville - Private investigators Patrick (Dany Gehshan, ZOMBIE WEREWOLVES ATTACK!) and Megan (Vanessa Broze, THE DARKNESS) go undercover as Charlie and Kelly in search of Kim (Kelsey Oluk), a young woman who went missing in the Northern Ontario town of Kenneyville in the vicinity of a filtration plant. Posting as backpackers, they run into siblings Ben (Josef Malonzo, ROBODOC) and Victoria (Irena Angelousta) - who look nothing alike - who invite them back to their cabin for a drink. By phone, Victoria informs someone of the couple's presence. Patrick and Megan are creeped out by the siblings' jittery behavior - including Ben's warnings for them to get away quickly - and are about to leave when Marshall (Nick Maiorino) bursts in, beats Patrick unconscious, and abducts Megan and takes her to the mysterious Dr. Adrian Black... DVD Release Date: October 11th, 2011

The Undercover Man - [Glenn Ford]'s an undercover government agent; his worn-down wife, Nina Foch, joins him occasionally on his assignments but for the most part stays at home near Washington, D.C. where she's come to accept his extended absences with a long face. Ford and his partner James Whitmore find their frequently flipped Treasury credentials carry little weight in big-shouldered Chicago, where the syndicate's ruthlessness strikes witnesses blind and dumb even when victims are gunned down in broad daylight. DVD Release Date: April 19th, 2011

The Crow BD - Based on the graphic novel by James O'Barr, this fantasy follows Eric Draven (Brandon Lee), a rock musician who is murdered... along with his fiancée Shelly (Sofia Shinas) by a group of marauding thugs who terrorize the decaying city in which they live. One year to the day after his death (which happens to be Devil's Night), a mystical crow appears at Eric's grave; Eric rises from the dead and, with the bird as his guide, goes on a mission to avenge himself against Top Dollar (Michael Wincott), the leader of the gang who killed him. Star Brandon Lee was killed while filming a scene in which he was shot with a shell from an improperly cleaned gun that was supposed to be loaded with blanks. Like his father, martial arts superstar Bruce Lee, Brandon was fated to enjoy his greatest popular success after his premature death.
Blu-ray Release Date: October 18th, 2011

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 17th, 2011


Alex in Wonderland (Paul Mazursky, 1970) Warner

Baarìa [Blu-ray] (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2009) Image Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Batman: Year One [Blu-ray] (Sam Liu, Lauren Montgomery, 2011) Warner

A Better Life [Blu-ray] (Chris Weitz, 2011) Summit Entertainment

Cape Fear [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1991) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cape Fear [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1962 + Martin Scorsese, 1991) Region FREE (most likely) DE Universal

Cave of Forgotten Dreams [Blu-ray] (Werner Herzog, 2010) RB UK Revolver Entertainment

The Crow [Blu-ray] (Alex Proyas, 1994) Miramax Lionsgate (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dark Star [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1974) RB UK Fabulous Films

Eclipse Series 29: Aki Kaurismäki’s Leningrad Cowboys - (Leningrad Cowboys Go America, 1989 - Leningrad Cowboys Meet Moses, 1994 - Total Balalaika Show, 1994) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Empire of Passion [Blu-ray] (Nagisa Ôshima, 1978) RB UK Optimum

Fire in Babylon (Stevan Riley, 2010) New Video Group

The First Grader (Justin Chadwick, 2010) R2 UK Soda Pictures

I Clowns [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1970) Raro Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

In a Glass Cage [Blu-ray] (Agustí Villaronga, 1987) Cult Epics

The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1961) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hamlet (Grigori Kozintsev, 1964) R2 UK Mr. Bongo

Jackie Brown [Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino, 1997) UK Lionsgate Home Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

King Lear (Grigori Kozintsev, 1971) R2 UK Mr. Bongo

The Last Circus [Blu-ray] (Álex de la Iglesia, 2010) Magnolia

Kuroneko (Kaneto Shindo, 1968) Criterion

Kuroneko [Blu-ray] (Kaneto Shindo, 1968) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

McMillan & Wife: Complete Series Box Set - Millennium Media

The Names of Love [Blu-ray] (Michel Leclerc, 2010) Music Box Films

Nothing But The Night (Peter Sasdy, 1972) Scorpion Entertainment

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times [Blu-ray] (Andrew Rossi, 2011) Magnolia

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides [Blu-ray] (Rob Marshall, 2011) Disney

Pulp Fiction [Blu-ray] (Quentin Tarantino, 1994) UK Lionsgate Home Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

R (Michael Noer, 2010) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Red State [Blu-ray] (Kevin Smith, 2011) Lions Gate

The Robber [Blu-ray] (Benjamin Heisenberg, 2011) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shock Doctrine (Mat Whitecross, 2009) Zeitgeist Films

Strangers (Guy Nattiv, 2007) Zeitgeist Films

Under Suspicion [Blu-ray] (Simon Moore, 1991) Image Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Ward [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 2010) Region FREE UK Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

West Side Story [Blu-ray] (Jerome Robbins, Robert Wise, 1961) UK 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


October 24th, 2011


An Injury to One (Travis Wilkerson, 2002) Icarus Films

Attack the Block [Blu-ray] (Joe Cornish, 2011) Sony Pictures

The Ballad of Narayama [Blu-ray] (Shohei Imamura, 1983) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Barney Miller: The Complete Series - Shout! Factory

The Bed Sitting Room [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1969) Dual Format - RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Blue Velvet [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1986) RB DE MGM

Captain America: The First Avenger [Blu-ray] (Joe Johnston, 2011) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

City of Life and Death [Blu-ray] (Chuan Lu, 2009) Kino

The Conversation [Blu-ray] (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Countess (Julie Delpy, 2009) MPI

Crime of Love (Luigi Comencini, 1974) Raro

Dazed and Confused [Blu-ray] (Richard Linklater, 1993) Criterion

Destroy All Monsters [Blu-ray] (Ishiro Honda, 1968) Tokyo Shock

Faces in the Crowd [Blu-ray] (Julien Magnat, 2011) Millennium Entertainment

Father of Invention [Blu-ray] (Trent Cooper, 2010) Anchor Bay

The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1961) RB DE Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

Herostratus [Blu-ray] (Don Levy, 1967) Dual Format - R0 BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

House By the Cemetery [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1981) Blue Underground (BEAVER REVIEW)

Identification of a Woman (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1982) Criterion

Identification of a Woman [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1982) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton, 1932) Criterion

Island of Lost Souls [Blu-ray] (Erle C. Kenton, 1932) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jack the Ripper [Blu-ray] (David Wickes, 1988) RB DE WVG Medien

Jacquot de Nantes (Agnès Varda, 1991) R2 UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy [Blu-ray] - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Gift Set [Blu-ray] - Universal (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jurassic Park Ultimate Trilogy Gift Set [Blu-ray] - Universal Picture UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kurosawa: Classic Collection - Ikiru (1952), I Live in Fear (1949), Red Beard (1965), The Lower Depths (1957), Dodes Ka-den (1970) - R2 UK BFI

Laurel & Hardy: The Essential Collection (10-disc) - Vivendi Entertainment

Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs [Blu-ray] (Stuart Cooper, 1974) RB UK BFI

London in the Raw (Flipside) [Blu-ray] (Arnold L. Miller, 1964) Dual Format - R0 BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lust For Vengeance (10th Anniversary Explicit Version) (Sean Weathers, 2008) - Sean Weathers

Man of Violence aka Moon [Blu-ray] (Pete Walker, 1971) Dual Format - R0 BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Man Vanishes (Shohei Imamura, 1967) R2 UK Masters of Cinema

Murder Obsession (Riccardo Freda, 1981) Raro

The Night Shift (Thomas Smith, 2011) RSquared

Permissive [Blu-ray] (Lindsay Shonteff, 1970) Dual Format - R0 BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Profound Desires of the Gods [Blu-ray] (Shôhei Imamura, 1968) Dual Format - RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale [Blu-ray] (Jalmari Helander, 2010) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Red Psalm (Miklós Jancsó, 1972) R2 UK Second Run

Roger Corman's Cult Classic's Lethal Ladies Collection (Firecracker, TNT Jackson, Too Hot To Handle) Shout! Factory

Smiley's People (Simon Langton, 1982) Acorn Media

Straw Dogs - Ultimate 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Sam Peckinpah, 1971) RB UK Fremantle

This Kind of Girl [Blu-ray] (Gerry O'Hara, 1963) Dual Format - R0 BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Tom & Jerry Golden Collection: Volume One [Blu-ray] - Warner

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

Voice Over [Blu-ray] (Christopher Monger, 1983) RB UK BFI

Zombie [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1979) Blue Underground


October 31st, 2011



The Big Country [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1958) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

Cars 2 [Blu-ray] (John Lasseter, 2011) Walt Disney

Cars 2 in 3D [Blu-ray] (John Lasseter, 2011) Walt Disney

A Christmas Carol: 60th Anniversary Diamond Edition [Blu-ray] (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1951) VCI

Drole de Drame (Marcel Carné, 1937) R2 UK Contemporary Films

The Fugitive: Complete Series Box Set - Paramount

Going Places [Blu-ray] (Bertrand Blier, 1974) Lorber Films

Helldriver [Blu-ray] (Yoshihiro Nishimura, 2010) RB UK Bounty Films

Hook [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1991) Sony

Machete Maidens Unleashed - Dark Sky Films

Man of the West [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1958) RB DE Koch Media

Orphans [Blu-ray] (Peter Mullan, 1998) RB UK Park Circus

Phantom of the Opera [Blu-ray] (Rupert Julian, 1925) Image Entertainment

The Princess of Montpensier [Blu-ray] (Bertrand Tavernier, 2010) RB UK Optimum

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three [Blu-ray] (Joseph Sargent, 1974) MGM

Toy Story 3D Trilogy [Blu-ray] - Walt Disney Video

Toy Story in 3D [Blu-ray] (John Lasseter, 1995) Walt Disney

Toy Story 3 in 3D [Blu-ray] (Lee Unkrich, 2010) Walt Disney

The Tree of Life [Blu-ray] (Terrence Malick, 2011) RB UK 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trespass [Blu-ray] (Joel Schumacher, 2011) Millennium Media

Twilight Zone Season 1-5 Bundle [Blu-ray] - Image Entertainment


November 7th, 2011


Absence of Malice [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1981) Image Entertainment

Atlas Shrugged: Part I [Blu-ray] (Paul Johansson, 2011) Fox Home Entertainment

The Big Picture (Eric Lartigau, 2010) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Blue Velvet [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 1986) MGM

The Cannonball Run [Blu-ray] (Hal Needham, 1981) HBO Studios

Chicken Little in 3D [Blu-ray] (Mark Dindal, 2005) Walt Disney

The Collector [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1965) Image Entertainment

The Exterminator [Blu-ray] (James Glickenhaus, 1980) RB UK Arrow

Fanny and Alexander Box Set [Blu-ray] (includes theatrical and televised version) - Criterion

The Fisher King [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1991) Image Entertainment

Frankenhooker [Blu-ray] (Frank Henenlotter, 1990) Synapse Films

French Cancan [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1954) RB UK BFI

Gia [Blu-ray] (Michael Cristofer,1998) HBO

Great Directors (Special 2-Disc Set) Lorber Films

Hammett (Wim Wenders, 1982) R2 UK Studiocanal

Cycling the Frame - Invisible Frame (Cynthia Beatt, 1988, 2009) Icarus Films

The Light Thief (Aktan Arym Kubat, 2010) R2 UK Soda Pictures

Little Big Man [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1970) Paramount

Meet the Robinsons in 3D [Blu-ray] (Stephen J. Anderson, 2007) Walt Disney

Mutiny on the Bounty [Blu-ray] (Lewis Milestone, 1962) Warner

One-Eyed Jacks [Blu-ray] (Marlon Brando, 1961) Koch Entertainment

Out in the Silence [Blu-ray] (Dean Hamer, Joe Wilson, 2009) Garden Thieves Pictures

Putty Hill (Matthew Porterfield, 2010) Cinema Guild

Quest For Fire [Blu-ray] (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1981) RB DE Concorde Video

The River Why [Blu-ray] (Matthew Leutwyler, 2010) Image Entertainment

Taking Off [Blu-ray] (Milos Forman, 1971) RB UK Park Circus

The Theo Angelopoulos Collection Vol. 1 (5 Discs) - Reconstruction (1970) Days of '36 (1972) The Travelling Players (1975) and The Hunters (1977) - R2 UK Artificial Eye

To Die For [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 1995) Image Entertainment

War and Peace (Sergei Bondarchuk, 1967) R2 UK Artificial Eye



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