Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 21st, 2013

  This Week's Highlights
Fo be song! - Apologies, my health condition reared-up and floored me for most of the week. I was able to review George Steven's Giant on Blu-ray! and, with Eric's help, compared De Palma's The Fury (DVD vs. Arrow Blu-ray) and Eric also covered a DVD - The Paranormal Diaries - Clophill. We've posted a new CONTEST - good luck to all - see you next week!

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Jesse James [Blu-ray] (Henry King, Irving Cummings, 1939) Fox Home Entertainment

Cat People [Blu-ray] (Paul Schrader, 1982) Shout! Factory

Beast Of Hollow Mountain (1956) / Neanderthan Man (1953) [Blu-ray] - Shout! Factory

Bullet Ballet [Blu-ray] (Shin'ya Tsukamoto, 1998) RB UK Third Window

Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Sang-soo Hong, 2013) R2 UK Optimum

Big Trouble in Little China [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1986) RB UK Arrow
Big Trouble in Little China Steelbook [
Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, 1986) RB UK Arrow

Promised Land [Blu-ray] (Gus Van Sant, 2012) Region FREE UK Universal Pictures

The Big Gundown [Blu-ray] (Sergio Sollima, 1966) Grindhouse Releasing

The World's End [Blu-ray] (Edgar Wright, 2013) Universal Studios

Prince Avalanche [Blu-ray] (David Gordon Green, 2013) Magnolia

Lilyhammer: Season 1 [Blu-ray] (Geir Henning Hoplandk, 2011) New Video Group

The Rutles Anthology [Blu-ray] - Video Music, Inc.

Blackfish [Blu-ray] (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013) Magnolia

The Shadow [Blu-ray] (Russell Mulcahy, 1994) Shout! Factory

Chances Are [Blu-ray] (Emile Ardolino, 1989) Image Entertainment

Drive Home [Blu-ray] (Steven Wilson, 2013) Kscope

Elysium [Blu-ray] (Neill Blomkamp, 2013) Sony

The Lone Ranger [Blu-ray] (Gore Verbinski, 2013) Disney

Orphan Black [Blu-ray] (John Fawcett, Graeme Manson, 2013) RB UK 2Entertain

Filth [Blu-ray] (Jon S. Baird, 2013) RB UK Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Betty Blue [Blu-ray] (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986) RB UK Second Sight

Gregory's Girl [Blu-ray] (Bill Forsyth, 1981) RB UK Second Sight

Riddick [Blu-ray] (David Twohy, 2013) RB UK Entertainment One

Clint Eastwood 20-Film Collection [Blu-ray] - Region FREE UK Warner

The Act of Killing [Blu-ray] (Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012) New Video Group

The Black Swan [Blu-ray] (Henry King, 1942) Fox Home Entertainment

The Hunt [Blu-ray] (Thomas Vinterberg, 2012) Magnolia

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir [Blu-ray] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947) Fox Home Entertainment

Carmen Jones [Blu-ray] (Otto Preminger, 1954) Fox Home Entertainment

The Undefeated [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1969) Fox Home Entertainment

The Whip and the Body [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1963) Kino Lorber

The Call of the Wild [Blu-ray] (William A. Wellman, 1935) Fox Home Entertainment

North to Alaska [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1960) Fox Home Entertainment

Die, Monster, Die! [Blu-ray] (Daniel Haller, 1965) Shout! Factory

Jobs [Blu-ray] (Joshua Michael Stern, 2013) Universal Studios

[Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1963) RB UK Argent Films

Heaven's Gate [Blu-ray] (Michael Cimino, 1980) RB UK Second Sight

Jack Ryan Collection [Blu-ray] (Hunt For Red October, Patriot Games, Clear and Present Danger, Sum of All Fears) Paramount

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2012) New Line Home Video

Good Ol' Freda [Blu-ray] (Ryan White, 2013) Magnolia

Café de Flore (Jean-Marc Vallée, 2011) Kino Lorber

Oldboy [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2003) 13 Amp

Day of the Animals [Blu-ray] (William Girdler, 1977) ADA Corp

More Than Honey [Blu-ray] (Markus Imhoof, 2012) Kino Lorber

Attila [Blu-ray] (Anthony C. Ferrante, Emmanuel Itier, 2013) Asylum - Gaiam

Raise the Titanic [Blu-ray] (Jerry Jameson, 1980) Shout! Factory

Saturn 3 [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, John Barry, 1980) Shout! Factory

The Mentalist: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - Warner

R.I.P.D. [Blu-ray] (Robert Schwentke, 2013) Universal Studios

100 Bloody Acres [Blu-ray] (Colin & Cameron Cairnes, 2012) Doppelgänger Releasing

Terms of Endearment [Blu-ray] (James L. Brooks, 1983) Paramount

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 21st, 2013


100 Bloody Acres [Blu-ray] (Colin & Cameron Cairnes, 2012) Doppelgänger Releasing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Paradise: Faith (Ulrich Seidl, 2012) Strand Releasing (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

The Uninvited (Lewis Allen, 1944) Criterion Collection

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

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


October 28th, 2013


Beauty of the Devil [Blu-ray] (René Clair, 1950) Cohen Group

Classic Ghost Stories (The Mezzotint, A School Story and The Diary of Mr Poynter, 1980) R2 UK BFI

Creepshow [Blu-ray] (George A. Romero, 1982) RB UK Second Sight

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1922) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler Ltd Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1922) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Funny Games [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2007) RB UK Artificial Eye

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

Hanging For Django (Una lunga fila di croci) [Blu-ray] (Sergio Garrone, 1969) Raro Video USA (BEAVER REVIEW)

Harlequin [Blu-ray] (Simon Wincer, 1980) Scorpion Entertainment

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

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

Monsters University [Blu-ray] (Dan Scanlon, 2013) Disney

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

La notte [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

La notte (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1961) Criterion Collection

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

R.I.P.D. [Blu-ray] (Robert Schwentke, 2013) Universal Studios

Red River [Blu-ray] (Howard Hawks, Arthur Rosson, 1948) - RB UK Masters of Cinema

Robin Redbreast (James MacTaggart, 1970) R2 UK BFI

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians [Blu-ray] (Wallace Worsley, 1964) Kino

The White Dove (Holubice) / Josef Kilián (Postava k podpírání) - Two-film Special Edition - R2 UK Second


November 4th, 2013


The Attack [Blu-ray] (Ziad Doueiri, 2012) Koch Entertainment

The Best Years of Our Lives [Blu-ray] (William Wyler, 1946) Warner

The Bishop's Wife [Blu-ray] (Henry Koster, 1947) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Broken (Rufus Norris, 2012) Film Movement

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

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

Computer Chess (Andrew Bujalski, 2013) Kino Lorber

Dexter: The Complete Final Season [Blu-ray] - Showtime

Drive Home [Blu-ray] (Steven Wilson, 2013) Kscope

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

Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1966) Fox UK (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Blu-ray] (Peter Jackson, 2012) New Line Home Video

Intolerance [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1916) Cohen Media

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

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

The Mentalist: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - Warner

My Name Is Nobody [Blu-ray] (Tonino Valerii, 1973) Image Entertainment

Oldboy [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2003) 13 Amp

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

Passion [Blu-ray] (Brian De Palma, 2012) Koch Entertainment

The People Under the Stairs [Blu-ray] (Wes Craven, 1991) RB UK Arrow Video

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

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

The Right Stuff [Blu-ray] (Philip Kaufman , 1983) Warner Home Video

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

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

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


November 11th, 2013


[Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1963) RB UK Argent Films

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

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

The Beach Girls [Blu-ray] (Pat Townsend, 1982) 101 Distribution ADA

Blackfish [Blu-ray] (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013) Magnolia

Blackfish [Blu-ray] (Gabriela Cowperthwaite, 2013) RB UK Dogwoof

Body Bags [Blu-ray] (John Carpenter, Tobe Hooper, 1993) Shout! Factory

City Lights [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1931) Criterion Collection

Frances Ha [Blu-ray] (Noah Baumbach, 2013) Criterion Collection

Gold [Blu-ray] (Peter R. Hunt, 1974) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

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

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

Man of Steel [Blu-ray] (Zack Snyder, 2013) Warner Home Video

The Message [Blu-ray] (Moustapha Akkad, 1977) Starz / Anchor Bay

Nosferatu [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1922) Kino Lorber

Prince Avalanche [Blu-ray] (David Gordon Green, 2013) Magnolia

Rabid Dogs/Kidnapped [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1974) RB UK Arrow Video

Shoot the Sun Down [Blu-ray] (David Leeds, 1978) Kino Lorber

Tommy [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1975) RB UK Odeon Entertainment

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