Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 17th, 2016

  This Week's Highlights

Bonos díes! A massive week with 21 new Blu-ray reviews/comparisons via Criterion, Arrow, BFI, Kino, Twilight Time, Olive, Shout! Factory, Lionsgate, Warner, Concorde... of films by Samuel Fuller, Robert Wise, Luis García Berlanga, John Frankenheimer, Andrzej Zulawski, Sam Peckinpah, Tobe Hooper, Dick Powell, Hideo Nakata, James Foley, Stuart Rosenberg, Ivan Dixon, Burt Kennedy. Our Calendar has new listings including January Criterions of films by Bernardo Bertolucci, Howard Hawks, Ousmane Sembène, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Wes Anderson, Arthur Penn, Basil Dearden, Umberto Lenzi, Catherine Hardwicke, Harold Prince and more. Feature Blu-ray and DVD is posted for OCTOBER. We have a CONTEST posted with a BRAND NEW Criterion Blu-ray prize. Have fun!

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His Girl Friday [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, 1940) Criterion

Something Wild [Blu-ray] (Jack Garfein, 1961) Criterion

Black Girl [Blu-ray] (Ousmane Sembène, 1966) Criterion

Fox and His Friends [Blu-ray] (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975) Criterion

The Royal Tenenbaums [Blu-ray] (Wes Anderson, 2001) Criterion UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Squid and the Whale [Blu-ray] (Noah Baumbach, 2005) Criterion UK

Pool of London [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

One Million Years B.C. [Blu-ray] (Don Chaffey, 1966) RB UK Studiocanal

Hell Comes to Frogtown [Blu-ray] (Donald G. Jackson, R.J. Kizer, 1988) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Small World of Sammy Lee [Blu-ray] (Ken Hughes, 1963) RB UK Studiocanal

The Chamber [Blu-ray] (Ben Parker, 2016) RB UK Studiocanal

The Cynic, the Rat and the Fist [Blu-ray] (Umberto Lenzi, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

Lords of Dogtown [Blu-ray] (Catherine Hardwicke, 2005) RB UK Eureka Entertainment

The Shallows Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016) Sony Pictures UK

Ben-Hur [Blu-ray] (Timur Bekmambetov, 2016) Paramount

Sherlock - Series 4 [Blu-ray] Steelbook (Mark Gatiss, Steven Moffat, 2010) RB UK 2entertain

The Mad Dog Killer [Blu-ray] (Sergio Grieco, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

Doctor Mordrid [Blu-ray] (Albert Band, Charles Band, 1992) RB UK 88 Films

Ghost Town [Blu-ray] (Richard McCarthy, 1988) RB UK 88 Films

Luna [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1979) Kino Lorber

Dead of Winter [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1987) Shout! Factory

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1975) Warner Archive

Jinnah [Blu-ray] (Jamil Dehlavi, 1998) RB UK Eureka

No Highway in the Sky (Henry Koster, 1951) R2 UK Screenbound Pictures

The Park is Mine [Blu-ray] (Steven Hilliard Stern, 1986) Kino Lorber

Star Trek: The Animated Series [Blu-ray] - Paramount

Star Trek: The Animated Series [Blu-ray] - Paramount UK

Brazil [Blu-ray] (Joseph Santley, 1944) Olive

Mia Madre [Blu-ray] (Nanni Moretti, 2015) Music Box Films

The Man Called Noon [Blu-ray] (Peter Collinson, 1973) Kino Lorber

Something For Everyone [Blu-ray] (Harold Prince, 1971) Kino Lorber

The Bourne Legacy (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) (Tony Gilroy, 2012) Universal Studios

The Bourne Ultimatum (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) (Paul Greengrass, 2007) Universal Studios

War Dogs (4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) (Todd Phillips , 2016) Warner Home Video

Roxanne [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 1987) RB UK Eureka Entertainment

The Neptune Factor [Blu-ray] (Daniel Petrie, 1973) Kino Lorber

Doomwatch [Blu-ray] (Peter Sasdy, 1972) Kino Lorber

The Dressmaker [Blu-ray] (Jocelyn Moorhouse, 2015) Broadgreen

Concrete Night [Blu-ray] (Pirjo Honkasalo, 2013) Altered Innocence

Billions: Season One [Blu-ray] - Showtime

Phantom Boy [Blu-ray] (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol, 2015) Universal Studios

Anthropoid [Blu-ray] (Sean Ellis, 2016) Universal Studios

Our Kind of Traitor [Blu-ray] (Susanna White, 2016) Lionsgate

Creepshow 2 [Blu-ray] (Michael Gornick, 1987) Arrow Video

99 Women (3-Disc Combo Unrated Director's Cut Blu-ray) (Jesús Franco, 1969) Blue Underground
99 Women (3-Disc Combo Limited Edition
Blu-ray) (Jesús Franco, 1969) Blue Underground

The Stewardesses 3D [Blu-ray] (Al Silliman Jr., 1969) Salvation / Jezebel

The Complete Billy Jack Collection [Blu-ray] - Shout! Factory

Mr. Church [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 2016) Lionsgate

Death Race 2050 [Blu-ray] (G.J. Echternkamp, 2016) Universal Studios

Cardboard Boxer [Blu-ray] (Knate Lee, 2016) Well Go USA

Killer's Moon [Blu-ray] (Alan Birkinshaw, 1978) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

The Asphalt Jungle [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1950) Criterion

On Dangerous Ground [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1951) Warner Archive

The Exterminating Angel [Blu-ray] (Luis Buñuel, 1962) Criterion

Roma [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1972) Criterion

Heart of a Dog [Blu-ray] (Laurie Anderson, 2015) Criterion

Body Snatchers [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1993) Warner Archive

Assault on Precinct 13: 40th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1976) RB UK Second Sight

It Came From Outer Space [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1953) R0 Universal UK



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): LATE ADDITION - we recently finished our review The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast for those keen - biggest boxset of the year!

 A massive week but I'll try to be brief - I was so pleased to see the Noir Odds Against Tomorrow on Blu-ray from BFI - it looks marvelous. Luis García Berlanga's The Executioner is a brilliant film and essential world-cinema Blu-ray from Criterion, IMO. Ditto can be said about Żuławski's Cosmos - quite the film and an impressive Blu-ray from Arrow. Twilight Time's Blu-ray of Cat Ballou also looks fabulous - check out the colors... and Arrow's Blu-ray of John Frankenheimer 52 Pick-up is very desirable. I'll squeeze-in that I think there is plenty of value in Daredevil (Season One) on Blu-ray - the best of the super-hero TV series. Twilight Time have upped their game with their encore edition of Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia - a notch superior to the older release with yet another commentary added. Glengarry Glen Ross is such a special film with all the amazing performances and Lionsgate's new Blu-ray provides a ton of value for the low price. I really got into a couple of late 70's early 80's horrors with the 3-hour version of Salem's Lot and the odd but fascinating Canadian effort The Pit - both on Blu-ray. Trouble Man and The Laughing Policeman are both strong crime-drama films and worth viewing - nice to also see Kino bringing such strong older films as Samuel Fuller's Fixed Bayonets! and Dick Powell's The Enemy Below to Blu-ray for region 'A' audiences. Hideo Nakata's Dark Water is one of the better J-horrors and it has come to Blu-ray, on both sides of the pond, from Arrow. Isabelle Huppert in Malina gives another 'fearless' performance (thanks Noel) and it's quite the film - available on region free Blu-ray. The Burning from 1981 has quite the following and is considered one of the best of the slasher genre films and we get another Blu-ray option from Arrow. Vamp is fun with memorable creepy visuals... and scary Grace Jones. It gave me a very enjoyable viewing on Blu-ray. Nighthawks is a fast-paced police-thriller with Sly Stallone and evil Rutger Hauer - now on stacked Blu-ray from Shout! Factory. Miss Sadie Thompson has some issues in 2D on Twilight Time's Blu-ray and Wolf Lake left a sour taste in my mouth. On DVD I reviewed two excellent discs - Horror Double Feature: Village of the Damned / Children of the Damned is one of the best deals in home theatre - two classic that deserve BD treatment. Man on the Run is a rarely seen Brit thriller and I am so glad to have finally seen it. Eric covered A Cry From Within - a poorly received horror; Chevalier - a strong Greek comedy; Dollhouse sounds like another sloppy modern horror; Now We're Alive is an excellent French romance film and Happy Ever After and Joint Account are two British TV series.

Batty: "All those moments will be lost in time…like tears in rain. Time to die." - Blade Runner

Have the best week of your life!


Vamp BD - Two fraternity pledges head to a seedy part of town to find some entertainment for their college friends but are faced with bloodthirsty vampires! Keith (Chris Makepeace) and AJ (Robert Rusler) want to make the right impression at college and so they devise a plan to get them into the best frathouse on campus. They head to the After Dark Club where they want to find a stripper for a party their friends won t forget, instead they find themselves among vampires led by Kinky Katrina (Grace Jones)! Blu-ray Release date: October 3rd-4th, 2016

Bring Me The Head of Alfredo Garcia BD - Reviled on its release, reassessed today as a masterpiece, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) is pantheon director Sam Peckinpah’s nihilistic yet poetic tale of Bennie (Warren Oates, iconically great), a wastrel sometime piano player lost in the wilds of Mexico. He and his beautiful, tragic lover (the fragile/strong Isela Vega) stumble across one last, perilous chance at happiness: in order to claim more money than they’ve ever dreamed of, all they have to do is retrieve the head of a wanted man. But the path to their ultimate escape is littered with dangers – some, of course, of the fatal variety. Twilight Time (Encore) Blu-ray Release date: September, 2016

Dark Water BD - Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well. Blu-ray Release Date: October 10-11th, 2016

Cosmos (Żuławski) BD - The final film by the late Andrzej Zulawski, director of the legendary Possession (the only Cannes-winning arthouse film to be officially classified as a video nasty), Cosmos adapts Witold Gombrowicz's legendarily challenging novel into a beguilingly witty combination of (deceptively) lighthearted French farce and a complex, knowing reflection on the absurdities both of humanity itself and the way that we define our notion of the universe according to our individual hang-ups. Blu-ray Release date: October 17th, 2016

Daredevil (Season One) BD - All 13 episodes from the first season of the action adventure following the Marvel Comics superhero. Idealistic lawyer Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox), along with his long-time friend Foggy Nelson (Elden Henson), uses his newly established firm to tackle the rising levels of criminal activity in New York City. By night however, Murdock - who was blinded by a chemical spill as a young boy - uses his heightened senses to fight crime on the streets as vigilante Daredevil. With the influence of underworld kingpin Wilson Fisk (Vincent D'Onofrio) continuing to grow, Murdock faces a fight on two fronts to keep the city safe. Blu-ray Release date: October 3rd, 2016

52 Pick-up BD - This is the one Elmore Leonard fans were waiting for, the one that lost least on the swings and roundabouts of translation to the screen. It has, damagingly, exchanged the precise economic placing of Detroit for impersonal LA, fiddled a bit with the plot, but courageously sticks by the unheroic tone of the book. Married Harry's passing fling with a young 'model' places him in the hands of a trio of extortionists. They show him the evidence on video, and when he refuses to pay up, execute his mistress with his gun, and play him the subsequent snuff movie. Harry's survival depends upon his ability to play the unstable trio off against each other. Excellent performances. Best of all is the casting of Williams as Bobby Shy - as shamblingly conspicuous as the brother from another planet, golliwog hair and a too-tight raincoat that clings like a hobo's fart, this is a guy who wants a good leaving alone. Blu-ray Release date: October 17th, 2016

The Burning BD - Apart from early appearances by Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter, an interesting score by Rick Wakeman, and some typically... effective work by effects icon Tom Savini, this slasher film is also among the more frightening of its kind. The plot concerns a summer-camp caretaker named Cropsy (Lou David) who is horribly burned by mischievous teen campers during a botched practical joke. Years later, he leaves the hospital as a disfigured gloppy mess with an axe (actually, hedgeclippers) to grind. After dispatching a local prostitute, Cropsy heads out to the wilderness to terrorize a group of campers. Blu-ray Release date: October 10th, 2016

Nighthawks BD - Deke DaSilva (Sylvester Stallone) and Matthew Fox (Billy Dee Williams) are New York police officers specially assigned to a special multi-national team dedicated to tracking down terrorist Wulfgar (Rutger Hauer). Wulfgar planted a bomb in a London department store, killing several children and he is now an outcast, hunted by both the police and his fellow gang members. He has extensive plastic surgery and resumes his activities aided by Shakka (Persis Khambutta), a completely psychotic fellow outcast. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2016

Glengarry Glen Ross BD - Adapted from his Pulitzer Prize winning play, Glengarry Glen Ross shows David Mamet, at his searing, profane best. A group of Chicago real-estate salesmen-cum-con artists live on the edge... life is good for the one on a roll, for the rest, life hangs in the balance. There is no room for losers. A-B-C Always Be Closing, sell or go under, is the salesman's mantra. With the pressure on, so begins a rainy night of cut-throat business and shattered lives. Oscar nominated Al Pacino plays the fast talking Ricky Roma, alongside a phenomenal performance by Jack Lemmon as the veteran Shelly "The Machine" Levene, struggling to keep his neck above water. With a star studded ensemble cast featuring Kevin Spacey, Alec Baldwin, Ed Harris and Alan Arkin. Lionsgate Blu-ray Release date: October 11th, 2016

Salem's Lot BD - Novelist David Soul returns to his hometown of Salem, finding that things have changed a bit. More than a bit, in fact: the previously warm and friendly community is downright sinister. Soul suspects that the bizarre behavior of his onetime friends and neighbors is the handiwork of oddball antique dealer James Mason. We won't reveal here the secret of Salem; suffice to say that the action goes directly to the jugular, and that makeup artists Jack Young and Ben Lane won an Emmy nomination. Based on the best-selling novel by Stephen King, Salem's Lot was originally telecast in two parts on November 17 and 24, 1979; it was subsequently pared down to a single three-hour installment, which in turn was whittled down to about two hours for cable-TV play. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2016

Odds Against Tomorrow BD - Considered by many to be the last of the true 40s and 50s film noirs, is the story of a daring robbery gone wrong. When ruthless killer Earle Slater (Robert Ryan) teams up with crooked ex-cop Dave Burke (Ed Begley), and gambler Johnny Ingram (Harry Belafonte) to rob a New York bank, things quickly start to go wrong. Fuelled by his racist hatred, Earle continually clashes with Johnny resulting in the heist quickly spiralling out of control. With the escalating tension comes increasing violence as Slater's prejudice drives both him and Ingram to the very edge. Blu-ray Release date: October 24th, 2016

The Pit BD - One of the odder horror film antagonists you’ll likely come across, Jamie Benjamin is in actuality more of a victim of circumstance and manipulation than a cold-blooded killer. Ignored by his parents, raised by a string of negligent babysitters, shuttled from town to town and school to school, and unable to establish any significant human relationships, the boy inevitably develops an intense, unhealthy bond with his teddy bear. Just what Teddy’s specific motivations are remain unclear, but his perverted, murder-hungry attitude coupled with Jamie’s mounting frustration with society makes for a fascinating horror dynamic. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2016

Cat Ballou BD - When hired gun Tim Strawn (Lee Marvin) kills her rancher father, Cat Ballou (Jane Fonda) becomes an outlaw set on vengeance. Enlisting the help of washed-up gunslinger Kid Shelleen (also Marvin) as well as the handsome bandit Clay Boone (Michael Callan), Cat strikes back at the land-development company that employed Strawn, and eventually targets the assassin himself. Adding to the lively comedic mood of the film are narrative song performances by Nat King Cole and Stubby Kaye. Blu-ray Release date: August, 2016

Fixed Bayonets! BD - His films are like scenarios made from communities of rats, the camera itself a king rat,' David Thomson wrote of Fuller. The rat trap is the Korean war, in a studio set of fake rock and fake snow, literally a theatre of war. The constantly moving camera isolates the tensions within an American platoon fighting a rearguard action. As the leaders are picked off by the 'alien' reds, one sensitive corporal's struggle with the responsibilities of leadership drags the plot in a slow dance of death; only to be blasted apart by a typical cigar-chewing affirmation of good old Yankee guts. Kino Blu-ray Release date: September 20th, 2016

The Enemy Below BD - A sure-handledly directed film, it may be formulaic, but with a difference, mostly because of the interesting resemblances and differences between Mitchum and Jurgens, and some solid characterizations in other roles. Naturally, it has the expected quota of stiff upper lip and "Up periscope!", some bits about humanity, and last minute sentimental touches thrown in. Blu-ray Release date: September 20th, 2016

Malina BD - Ms. Huppert's unnamed character is a chain-smoking novelist who lives in Vienna with a calm and devoted male companion, Malina (Mathieu Carriere). Although attractive and successful, she is emotionally disturbed. In the film's opening scene, she has a vision of herself as a little girl being thrown to her death by her father from the roof of a building. The father, a demonic figure, reappears in several expressionistic set pieces, sometimes to the accompaniment of operatic music. Blu-ray Release date: November 10th, 2011

Miss Sadie Thompson BD - In the Pacific after the war, a U.S. Marine unit that includes Sgt. Phil O'Hara (Aldo Ray) is awaiting discharge when missionary Alfred Davidson (Jose Ferrer), physician Dr. Robert McPhail (Russell Collins) and singer Sadie Thompson (Rita Hayworth) arrive at the base. The soldiers are delighted by the spirited, friendly Sadie, and Phil falls in love with her. Davidson, however, unearths a secret in Sadie's past and, blocking her attempt to leave the island, demands that she repent. Blu-ray Release date: August, 2016

Wolf Lake BD - Charlie is a bitter war veteran. He and three of his friends go to Wolf Lake for their annual weekend retreat of duck hunting, poker and hard drinking. This year their usual contact person is not there, but instead they find a young caretaker named David and his attractive girlfriend. Charlie is deeply offended when he learns that David is a Vietnam war deserter and fugitive, because his son was lost in that conflict. So Charlie taunts David, and after a wild party with too much drinking, things take a violent and tragic turn at the lake. Blu-ray Release date: October 25th, 2016

The Executioner BD - This masterpiece of black humor, beloved in Spain but too little seen elsewhere, threads a scathing critique of Franco-era values through a macabre farce about an undertaker who marries an executioner’s daughter and reluctantly takes over her father’s job so the family can keep their government-allotted apartment. As caustic today as it was in 1963, this early collaboration between Luis García Berlanga and his longtime screenwriter Rafael Azcona is an unerring depiction of what Berlanga called “the invisible traps that society sets up for us.” A furiously funny personal attack on capital punishment, The Executioner evaded the state censors who sought to suppress it, and today is regarded as one of the greatest Spanish films of all time. Blu-ray Release date: October 25th, 2016

Trouble Man BD - T (Robert Hooks) is a slick detective who's done very well for himself, but still runs his operation from the same mean streets he grew up on in South Central Los Angeles. His latest case comes from local hoods Chalky (Paul Winfield) and Pete (Ralph Waite), who claim that someone's been robbing their dice games at gunpoint. As T searches for the perpetrator, he realizes the job is a setup. Chalky and Pete have pinned a murder on him, and both cops and criminals think T is to blame. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2016

The Laughing Policeman BD - Stuart Rosenberg's taut police thriller, based on the Martin Beck novel by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahlöö, concerns a serial killer who is targeting bus riders. When a bus full of innocent commuters are killed on a San Francisco street, Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) is assigned to track down the killer. Jake has a personal stake in the killings because his partner was one of the victims. Teamed up with new partner Leo Larsen (Bruce Dern), Jake investigates the back alleys of San Francisco to find the serial killer. The trail leads to a tour of the underbelly of the city's gay subculture. Blu-ray Release date: October 18th, 2016

A Cry From Within - After a devastating miscarriage, a family trades their city lifestyle for a quiet life in the country. Jonathan (Eric Roberts), Cecile (Deborah Twiss) and their two children Ariel and Morgan settle into a Long Island rental home that was vacated by a woman and her elderly mother. The family soon finds themselves at the mercy of a terrifying and violent manifestation that Ariel identifies as a young boy named Sebastien. In fear for their family, Jonathan and Cecile must unlock the secret that binds Sebastien's torment with the former occupants and the local priest. DVD Release Date: March 17th, 2015

Chevalier - In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip decide to play a game. During this game, things will be compared, measured and blood will be tested. Friends will become rivals, but at the end of the voyage, when the game is over, the winner will wear the victorious signet ring: the 'Chevalier'. DVD Release Date: October 4th. 2016

Dollhouse - In 1996, nine college students headed off for a fun weekend at a lake house on Horse Creek. At the house, they uncovered the horrific story of Dorchester Stewart, also known as Crinoline Head, and his doll-maker mother, who once lived in the house. That weekend, six students were killed, two survived and one went missing. Now twenty years later, one of the survivors, Paul Donner, is teaching at the college he once attended. When his students discover an old newspaper article about the tragedy, they decide to visit the old lake house to learn more about Crinoline Head. While looking for answers, they discover something much more terrifying. DVD Release Date: September 15th, 2015

Now We're Alive - Imaginative, mentally stimulating, and ultimately moving piece of French magic realism nearly alienates its viewer with a first act that is deliberately-paced following a blandly-handsome protagonist who threatens to alienate the viewer with behavior that should be romantically-obsessive but comes across as immature and churlish. The film is shot in desaturated colors and has a perpetually overcast and dull look that becomes monotonous, and even the internal sequences with Jeanne are lacking life with an unnatural greenish lighting and overall tinge that saps any sense of vitality these moments should bring to the film. The film's twist refreshingly does not take things into horror film territory, and instead reveals the extraordinary things possible with the power of love in this film's world with an ending that is irrational yet satisfying rather than delusional or escapist. DVD Release Date: September 27th, 2016

Happy Ever After - All the episodes of the 1970s British comedy starring Terry Scott and June Whitfield. Middle-aged couple Terry and June Fletcher (Scott and Whitfield) expect to settle down in domestic bliss when their children leave home and they are left with a quiet, peaceful house. Their peace, however, is short-lived when ditzy Aunt Lucy (Beryl Cooke) decides she's moving in... DVD Release Date: September 26th, 2016

Joint Account - Bank manager (Hannah Gordon) wants to retire, but her house husband (Peter Egan) likes things the way they are, and doesn't want to go back to work. DVD Release Date: September 5th, 2016

Man on the Run - Set in post-war England, demobbed Cpl Newman (Kenneth More) bumps into Army deserter Peter Burdon (Derek Farr) working as a barman in a coastal public house, and being down on his luck blackmails his old colleague for £2pw to keep his silence. In response Burden goes on the run again, this time to London, but owing money to his landlord he decides to pawn his old service revolver to pay the rent. Just as Burden pulls out his empty revolver to show the store keeper, two armed crooks burst into the jewellery store to commit a robbery – assaulting the jeweller and killing a police constable during the getaway. Burden is suspected of being a member of the gang, and expecting the police won’t believe the word of a deserter, he goes into hiding in the East End. He is taken in by attractive war widow Jean Adams (Joan Hopkins), who believes his alibi and offers to help prove his innocence. But the only clue they have is that one of the crooks has the top of his middle fingers missing... DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 2012

Horror Double Feature: Village of the Damned / Children of the Damned - We have met the enemies and they are our children. Well, perhaps not OUR children, and that's the problem: they are the offspring of aliens who secretly impregnated human women. That's the riveting premise of Village of the Damned, a science-fiction classic rife with paranoia and set in England's Midwich. There, the glow-eyed humanoids develop at an alarming rate and use astonishing powers of mind to assert their supremacy. Woe to parents or anyone who defies them. Yet one intrepid soul (George Sanders) does. It's "yesterday Midwich, tomorrow the world" in the sequel Children of the Damned. Unusually gifted youngsters who might be a leap forward in human evolution are brought from around the globe to England for scientific study - and then the terror hits with full force. Children, behave! DVD Release Date: August 10th, 2004

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 17th, 2016


52 Pick-Up [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1986) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Body Snatchers [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1993) Warner Archive

Bride of Re-Animator [Blu-ray] (Brian Yuzna, 1989) Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Burnt Offerings [Blu-ray] (Dan Curtis, 1976) RB UK Arrow Video

Café Society [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 2016) Lionsgate

Child's Play [Blu-ray] (Collector's Edition) (Tom Holland, 1988) Shout! Factory

The Clan [Blu-ray] (Pablo Trapero, 2015) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Cosmos [Blu-ray] (Andrzej Zulawski, 2015) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray] (Ang Lee, 2000) Sony Pictures

The Fake [Blu-ray] (Sang-ho Yeon, 2013) Olive Films

Fuzz [Blu-ray] (Richard A. Colla, 1972) Kino Lorber

Gas-s-s-s [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, 1970) Olive Films

Hamburger Hill [Blu-ray] (John Irvin, 1987) Lionsgate

Independence Day: Resurgence [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 2016) 20th Century Fox

It Came From Outer Space [Blu-ray] (Jack Arnold, 1953) R0 Universal UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

The King of Pigs [Blu-ray] (Sang-ho Yeon, 2011) Olive Films

The Laughing Policeman [Blu-ray] (Stuart Rosenberg, 1973) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Little Fauss and Big Halsy [Blu-ray] (Sidney J. Furie, 1970) Olive Films

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection (The Cocoanuts, Animal Crackers, Monkey Business, Horse Feathers, Duck Soup) [Blu-ray] (1929-1933) Universal Studios

Nighthawks [Blu-ray] (Bruce Malmuth, Gary Nelson, 1981) Shout! Factory (BEAVER REVIEW)

Our Kind of Traitor [Blu-ray] (Susanna White, 2016) Lionsgate
The Pit [Blu-ray] (Lew Lehman, 1981) Kino Lorber (

Pan’s Labyrinth [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Remainder [Blu-ray] (Omer Fast, 2015) RB UK Soda Pictures

The Return of Dracula [Blu-ray] (Paul Landres, 1958) Olive Films

Salem's Lot [Blu-ray] (Tobe Hooper, 1979) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW))

Serial Killer 1 [Blu-ray] (Frédéric Tellier, 2014) Kino Lorber

Short Cuts [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1993) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Special Effects [Blu-ray] (Larry Cohen, 1984) Olive Films

Stigmata [Blu-ray] (Rupert Wainwright, 1999) RB UK Eureka Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Strategic Air Command [Blu-ray] (Anthony Mann, 1955) Olive Films

Table for Five [Blu-ray] (Robert Lieberman, 1983) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trilogía de Guillermo del Toro [Blu-ray] (Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)
Trouble Man [
Blu-ray] (Ivan Dixon, 1972) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Villa Rides [Blu-ray] (Buzz Kulik, 1968) Olive Films

Waxwork / Waxwork II: Lost in Time [Blu-ray] (Anthony Hickox, 1988-1992) Lionsgate

What We Become [Blu-ray] (Bo Mikkelsen, 2015) Shout! Factory


October 24th, 2016


One Million Years B.C. [Blu-ray] (Don Chaffey, 1966) RB UK Studiocanal

Aloys [Blu-ray] (Tobias Nölle, 2016) RB UK Eureka Video

Body Double [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 1984) RB Powerhouse Films UK

Boy on a Dolphin [Blu-ray] (Jean Negulesco, 1957) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Captain Fantastic [Blu-ray] (Matt Ross, 2016) Universal Studios

Christine [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1983) RB Powerhouse Films UK

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

Deathrow Gameshow [Blu-ray] (Mark Pirro, 1987) Vinegar Syndrome

The Executioner [Blu-ray] (Luis García Berlanga, 1963) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Exorcist III [Blu-ray] (Collector's Edition) (William Peter Blatty, 1990) Shout! Factory

Fathom [Blu-ray] (Leslie H. Martinson, 1967) Kino Lorber

Frogs [Blu-ray] (George McCowan, 1972)  RB UK 88 Films

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray] (17-Disc Limited Edition Box Set) - Arrow Video US (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Herschell Gordon Lewis Feast [Blu-ray] (17-Disc Limited Edition Box Set) - Arrow Video UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hunt for the Wilderpeople [Blu-ray] (Taika Waititi, 2016) SPE

Kids Return [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 1996) RB UK Third Window Films

Lights Out [Blu-ray] (David F. Sandberg, 2016) Warner Home Video

Lurking Fear [Blu-ray] (C. Courtney Joyner, 1994)  RB UK 88 Films

The Man Who Fell to Earth [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) RB UK Studiocanal
The Man Who Fell to Earth - 40th Anniversary Edition CE [
Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) RB UK Studiocanal

Manhattan Baby [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1982) Blue Underground

Mr. Church [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 2016) Lionsgate

Murder Weapon / Deadly Embrace [Blu-ray] (David DeCoteau, 1989) Vinegar Syndrome

The Night of the Grizzly (Olive Signature) [Blu-ray] (Joseph Pevney, 1966) Olive Films

Nightmare Sisters [Blu-ray] (David DeCoteau, 1988) Vinegar Syndrome

Notes on Blindness (Pete Middleton, James Spinney, 2016) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Odds Against Tomorrow [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1959) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW))

Paris Blues [Blu-ray] (Martin Ritt, 1961) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pioneers of African-Amercian Cinema [Blu-ray] (5-Disc Blu-ray Set) RB UK BFI

Pool of London [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1951) RB UK Studiocanal

Private Property [Blu-ray] (Leslie Stevens, 1960) Cinelicious Pics

The Quiet Man (Olive Signature) [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1952) Olive Films

Two Women (La Ciociara) [Blu-ray] (Vittorio De Sica, 1960) RB UK Cult Films

Vampire Ecstasy / Sin You Sinners [Blu-ray] (Joseph W. Sarno, 1973, 1963) Film Media / Film Movement

The Wages of Fear [Blu-ray] (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1953) RB UK BFI

Wolf Lake [Blu-ray] (Burt Kennedy, 1980) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)


October 31st, 2016


The Amicus Collection - Tales from the Crypt / Vault of Horror [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, Roy Ward Baker, 1972-1973) RB UK Final Cut

Angela's Ashes [Blu-ray] (Alan Parker, 1999) RB UK Final Cut

Anthropoid [Blu-ray] (Sean Ellis, 2016) Universal Studios

The Battle of the Sexes [Blu-ray] (Charles Crichton, 1960) Kino Lorber

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend [Blu-ray] (Preston Sturges, 1949) Kino Lorber

Black Magic [Blu-ray] (Meng Hua Ho, 1975)  RB UK 88 Films

Dekalog and Other TV Works [Blu-ray] (Dekalog, Pedestrian Subway - 1973, First Love - 1974, Personnel - 1975, The Calm - 1976, Short Working Day - 1981, Krzysztof Kielowski: Still Alive - 2007) - RB UK Arrow

Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1975) Warner Archive

I Wake Up Screaming [Blu-ray] (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941) Kino Lorber

Middle Earth Limited Collector's Edition - The Lord of the Rings Trilogy / The Hobbit Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2001-2014) Warner Home Video

The Neon Demon [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2016) RB UK Icon

No Highway in the Sky (Henry Koster, 1951) R2 UK Screenbound Pictures

The Sea of Trees [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 2015) Lionsgate

A Special Day [Blu-ray] (Ettore Scola, 1977) RB UK Cult Films

Star Trek Beyond [Blu-ray] (Justin Lin, 2016) Paramount

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Collector's Edition [Blu-ray 3D] - R0 UK

Twilight's Last Gleaming [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1977) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Ugly, Dirty and Bad [Blu-ray] (Ettore Scola, 1976) Film Movement

The World at War: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] RB UK Network


November 7th, 2016


10 Rillington Place [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1971) RB FR Carlotta

Bad Girl [Blu-ray] (Frank Borzage, 1931) Kino Lorber

Billions: Season One [Blu-ray] - Showtime

Bubba Ho-tep [Blu-ray] (Don Coscarelli, 2002) Shout! Factory

Coffret Rchard Fleischer 3 films (10 Rillington Place, See No Evil, Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police) [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1971-1972) RB FR Carlotta

I, the Jury [Blu-ray] (Richard T. Heffron, 1982) Kino Lorber

The Initiation [Blu-ray] (Larry Stewart, 1984) Arrow Video UK

Jamaica Inn [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1939)  RB UK Arrow

Kes [Blu-ray] (Ken Loach, 1969) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Lone Wolf and Cub [Blu-ray] (Kenji Misumi 1972-74) Criterion

Looking - The Complete Series and the Movie [Blu-ray] (Andrew Haigh, et al. 2014-2016) HBO

The Mad Dog Killer [Blu-ray] (Sergio Grieco, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

Night Has a Thousand Desires [Blu-ray] (Jess Franco, 1984) Mondo Macabro

Phantom Boy [Blu-ray] (Jean-Loup Felicioli, Alain Gagnol, 2015) Universal Studios
Private Vices, Public Virtues [
Blu-ray] (Miklós Jancsó, 1976) Mondo Macabro

Precinct 45: Los Angeles Police [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1972) RB FR Carlotta

Roman Polanski Triple Feature [Blu-ray] - Repulsion / Cul De Sac / Knife in the Water (Box Set) RB UK Screenbound Pictures

See No Evil [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1971) RB FR Carlotta
Things to Come [
Blu-ray] (Mia Hansen-Løve, 2016) RB UK Curzon Artificial Eye

Tikkun [Blu-ray] (Avishai Sivan, 2015) Kino Lorber

Western Union [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1941) Kino Lorber

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