Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF October 26th, 2015

  This Week's Highlights

Azul felawen! We have reviews this stacked week of Blu-rays from Criterion, Masters of Cinema, Arrow, Kino Lorber, Odeon, Signal One, Olive Films, Warner of features directed by F. W. Murnau, Alain Resnais, John Frankenheimer, Jules Dassin, King Hu, Michael Haneke, Milos Forman, Edward Dmytryk, Jonathan Demme, Freddie Francis, Saul Bass, D. A. Pennebaker, Richard Brooks and more. Our Release Calendar includes films-to-Blu-ray directed by the likes of Jean Renoir, Jafar Panahi, Ken Russell, François Ozon, Louis Feuillade, Robert Wise, Agnes Varda, Guy Maddin, Tony Richardson, Richard Lester We have a CONTEST posted with a Kino Lorber Blu-ray prize! Enjoy!

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The Southerner [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1945) Kino Lorber

Taxi Tehran [Blu-ray] (Jafar Panahi, 2015) Kino Lorber

Valentino [Blu-ray] (Ken Russell, 1977) Kino Lorber

The New Girlfriend [Blu-ray] (François Ozon, 2014) Cohen Media

Fantomas [Blu-ray] (Louis Feuillade, 1913) Kino Lorber

The Captive City [Blu-ray] (Robert Wise, 1952) Kino Lorber

Jane B. Par Agnès V. / Kung-Fu Master! [Blu-ray] (Agnes Varda, 1988) Cinelicious Pics

The Forbidden Room [Blu-ray] (Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, 2015) Kino Lorber

True Detective: Season 2 [Blu-ray] HBO Studios

The Hotel New Hampshire [Blu-ray] (Tony Richardson, 1984) Kino Lorber

How I Won the War [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1967) Kino Lorber

The X Files: Complete Seasons 1-9 [Blu-ray] 20th Century Fox (separately - Season 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9)

Ant-Man [Blu-ray] (Peyton Reed, 2015) Walt Disney Studios

Pawn Sacrifice [Blu-ray] (Edward Zwick, 2014) Universal

Spellbinder [Blu-ray] (Janet Greek, 1988) Kino Lorber

The Bed Sitting Room [Blu-ray] (Richard Lester, 1969) Kino Lorber

The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues [Blu-ray] (Dan Milner, 1955) Kino Lorber

Gilda [Blu-ray] (Charles Vidor, 1946) Criterion Collection

Bitter Rice [Blu-ray] (Giuseppe De Santis, 1949) Criterion Collection

The American Friend [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 1977) Criterion Collection

The Complete Lady Snowblood [Blu-ray]  Criterion Collection

Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead [Blu-ray] (Tom Stoppard, 1990) Image Entertainment

Yongary, Monster from the Deep [Blu-ray] (Ki-duk Kim, 1967) Kino Lorber

The Last Temptation of Christ [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 1988) RB UK Mediumrare

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki (Amazon Exclusive) [Blu-ray] Walt Disney Studios

Eight Men Out [Blu-ray] (John Sayles, 1988) Olive Films

Of Mice and Men [Blu-ray] (Gary Sinise, 1992) Olive Films

Hana-bi (Fireworks) [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 1997) RB UK Third Window Films

Kikujiro [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 1999) RB UK Third Window Films

Dolls [Blu-ray] (Takeshi Kitano, 2002) RB UK Third Window Films

Deep in My Heart [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1954) Warner Archive

Lady Peacock [Blu-ray] (Jana Mattioli, 2014) Breaking Glass Pictures

'Doc' [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, 1971) RB UK Signal One

River's Edge [Blu-ray] (Tim Hunter, 1986) RB UK Signal One

The X Files: Complete Seasons 1-9 [Blu-ray] RB UK 20th Century Fox

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls + The Seven Minutes [Blu-ray] (Russ Meyer, 1970, 1971) RB UK Arrow Video

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 1 [Blu-ray] - US Arrow Video

Nikkatsu Diamond Guys Vol 1 [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow Video

The Girl on the Train [Blu-ray] (Larry Brand, 2013) Monterey Media

The Gift [Blu-ray] (Joel Edgerton, 2015) RB UK Lionsgate

The Guardian [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1990) Shout! Factory

Sonny Boy [Blu-ray] (Robert Martin Carroll, 1989) Shout! Factory

Salaam Bombay! [Blu-ray] (Mira Nair, 1988) Kino Lorber

3 Nights in the Desert [Blu-ray] (Gabriel Cowan, 2014) Monterey Media

Living in Oblivion [Blu-ray] (Tom DiCillo, 1995) Shout! Factory

The Fourth War [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1990) Kino Lorber

Devil's Knot/In the Electric Mist [Blu-ray] - Image Entertainment

Partisan [Blu-ray] (Ariel Kleiman, 2015) Well Go USA

The Quay Brothers: Collected Short Films [Blu-ray] - Zeitgeist Films

Listen to Me Marlon [Blu-ray] (Stevan Riley , 2015) UK Universal

Over Your Dead Body [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 2014) Shout! Factory

Voodoo Man [Blu-ray] (William Beaudine, 1944) Olive Films

Girl on a Bicycle [Blu-ray] (Jeremy Leven, 2013) Monterey Media

Welcome to L.A. [Blu-ray] (Alan Rudolph, 1976) Kino Lorber

One and Two [Blu-ray] (Andrew Droz Palermo, 2015) Shout! Factory

Wolf Totem [Blu-ray] (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 2015) Sony

Smooth Talk [Blu-ray] (Joyce Chopra, 1985) Olive Films

Jack's Back [Blu-ray] (Rowdy Herrington, 1988) Shout! Factory



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): What a week, including packages, we have 25 Blu-rays covered and plenty of fabulous cinema making 'ranking' even more difficult that usual. Okay, here it goes; I was blown away my a couple of transfers this week - Criterion's Blu-ray of Michael Haneke's Code Unknown makes for a must-own release. Likewise Arrow's 1080P of Milos Forman's The Firemen's Ball Blu-ray is such a leap beyond the previous DVD. Masters of Cinema bring us King Hu's Dragon Inn on Blu-ray and what a wuxia masterpiece it is. Fans of the genre shouldn't hesitate. Masterful In Cold Blood is via a stacked Criterion Blu-ray package - a 'must own'. Warner bring us an excellent new transfer of Edward Dmytryk's Murder, My Sweet - Noir lovers shouldn't resist. MoC do another stellar job - this time on with John Frankenheimer's Seconds - masterful film on stellar Blu-ray - an essential for region 'B'ers. I enjoyed the 'raw' look of BFI's new Blu-ray of F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu - it's weaknesses are forgivable to see a different look to the horror masterpiece. Arrow bring us Noir mainstay Thieves' Highway directed by Jules Dassin and now on Blu-ray. Delightful. I was pretty keen on Saul Bass' science-fiction gem Phase IV Blu-ray from Olive Films even if the alt-ending is omitted. D. A. Pennebaker's Dont Look Back may be the best music documentary of its kind and is now on Blu-ray from Criterion. Perhaps my hopes were too high but I was disappointed in Warner's treatment of Them! in their Special Effects Collection Blu-ray boxset. It's my favorite creature-feature from that era, great to see in widescreen, but the stretching and muddiness left me scratching my head. Big sigh. Jonathan Demme's Last Embrace was a big positive - "delicious excursion into the world of Hitchcockian suspense" - wonderful to see on Blu-ray with valuable commentary! Alain Resnais' Je t'aime je t'aime is brilliant on a stacked Blu-ray from Kino Lorber - a must see film. Freddie Francis' Dr. Terror's House of Horrors has been transferred to Blu-ray on both sides of the pond - and you can see the surprising differences - detailed only on DVDBeaver. Signal One gives a superior Blu-ray for the cult-ish River's Edge - an examination of disaffected teens about a horrifying real-life murder. More spookiness before Halloween - Odeon again compare favorably - with their Blu-ray of Tower of Evil with more extras including a commentary than their US-counterpart. Olive bring us No Man's Woman to Blu-ray - with premium Noir gal, Marie Windsor, playing a top-shelf femme-fatale. More Freddie Francis with the campy The Deadly Bees - an odd horror from Amicus that I didn't dislike as much as most critics. I know I'm in the minority - but I still enjoy the 50's serials - and Flying Disc Man From Mars has the most kitschy title living up to its cliffhanging innocent adventures. I got something out of Dan Curtis' Dracula - but Odeon appears to have scrimped on their new Blu-ray transfer. Okay, I don't like everything and wasn't in the mood for Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine - silly, unfunny and unsexy. As we were digging further and further into the Blu-ray release of The Harder They Come more issues were surfacing and we have to give it a pass hoping a superior edition will surface (thanks Peter!). DVD reveiws coming next week ..:“Intuition is the key to everything, in painting, filmmaking, business - everything. I think you could have an intellectual ability, but if you can sharpen your intuition, which they say is emotion and intellect joining together, then a knowingness occurs." - David Lynch.” See you next week!


Je t'aime je t'aime BD - Je t'aime Je t'aime is a haunting tale of romantic obsession and time travel, a traumatic break-up caught in an endless loop. It is science fiction as only Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad) could have made. Claude Ridder (Claude Rich) is recovering from a failed suicide attempt after the collapse of his relationship with Catrine (Olga Georges-Picot). He is approached by an obscure scientific lab, who wants him to participate in the human trials of a new time travel device. The test will send him back one year s time, for one minute. But the machine goes haywire, and Ridder gets caught in a never-ending series of temporal leaps, re-living his tragic life out of sequence. His past is a nightmare he is trying to escape, and the only exit might be his own death. Blu-ray Release date: November 10th, 2015

Nosferatu (BFI) BD - An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema, and one of the most famous of all silent movies, F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt — and, indeed, terrify — modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike, Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare, and launched the signature “Murnau-style” that would change cinema history forever. BFI Blu-ray Release Date: November 23rd, 2015

Flying Disc Man From Mars BD - This 12 chapter science fiction serial from Republic Pictures featured former RKO contract player Walter Reed as owner of an air patrol company. Along with his lovely secretary, (Lois Collier), Reed is looking into the mysterious doings of a certain Dr. Bryant (James Craven). As it turns out, the good doctor is under the spell of none other than Mota (Gregory Gay), a visiting Martian in search of uranium and other materials needed to power his ferocious weapons of war. Establishing himself in the crater of a volcano, Mota embarks on a terror campaign against the earthlings which seemingly only Reed's Fowler Air Patrol is able to counter. In the end, both Mota and Dr. Bryant are destroyed by one of their own atomic bombs, leaving Reed and Collier able to plan a less stressful future. Blu-ray Release date: October 27th, 2015

The Deadly Bees BD - Noted British horror director Freddie Francis and author Robert Bloch, who wrote Psycho, combined their talents for this tale of terror. Pop singer Vicki Robbins (Suzanna Leigh) collapses from exhaustion and takes a vacation on a small resort island. She soon meets Mr. Hargrove (Guy Doleman), a difficult man with a failing marriage who owns the resort and keeps bees as a hobby. Charming Manfred (Frank Finlay), who also lives on the island, keeps bees as well, and he soon strikes up a friendship with Vicki. However, when first a dog and then Hargrove's wife are killed by bee stings, Vicki discovers that someone on the island is breeding a strain of killer bees, and she has to find out who is responsible and what can be done before they kill again. Keep an eye peeled for a short appearance by the British beat combo The Birds, whose guitarist, Ron Wood, would later become a star playing with The Faces (featuring Rod Stewart) and The Rolling Stones. Blu-ray Release date: October 27th, 2015

No Man's Woman BD - When the scheming, double-crossing Carolyn Ellenson-Grant (Marie Windsor, The Killing) is found murdered, the list of possible suspects is very long. Those who may have killed this most unpleasant woman include her husband Harlow (John Archer, White Heat), a man desperate to divorce his money-grubbing wife so that he can move on with his life; Wayne Vincent (Patric Knowles, Auntie Mame) a newspaper columnist and art collector who believed that Carolyn loved him only to find out that her interests were not purely of a romantic nature; Betty Allen (Jil Jarmyn, Lay That Rifle Down), Carolyn’s assistant who discovered that Carolyn had designs on her fiancé; Dick Sawyer (Richard Crane, Mysterious Island), Betty’s fiancé and the object of Carolyn’s recent seduction … and blackmail plot. Blu-ray Release date: October 27th, 2015

Special Effects Collection BD - 4 Landmark Monster Classics, NEW TO Blu-ray, in One Collection! The Son of Kong (1933), Mighty Joe Young (1940), The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953) and Them! (1954) Blu-ray Release Date: October 27th, 2015

River's Edge BD - The nude, strangled body of a teenaged girl lies on the edge of the river. Her murderer is her boyfriend, Daniel Roebuck. All the kids in Roebuck's dismal, dead-end town know who committed the murder. Trouble is, no one bothers to turn Roebuck in; some of the teens don't know how to react to the crime, while others, strung out on drugs and booze, just don't give a damn. A study of contemporary alienation, River's Edge was based on a real-life incident that occurred in Milpitas, California, in 1981. Signal One Blu-ray Release Date: October 26th, 2015

Seconds BD - Rock Hudson is a revelation in this sinister, science-fiction-inflected dispatch from the fractured 1960s. Seconds, directed by John Frankenheimer, concerns a middle-aged banker who, dissatisfied with his suburban existence, elects to undergo a strange and elaborate procedure that will grant him a new life. Starting over in America, however, is not as easy as it sounds. This paranoiac symphony of canted camera angles (courtesy of famed cinematographer James Wong Howe), fragmented editing, and layered sound design is a remarkably risk-taking Hollywood film that ranks high on the list of its legendary director’s achievements. Masters of Cinema Blu-ray Release Date: October 26th, 2015

Dragon Inn BD - A quintessential entryway into the highly stylized, tightly choreographed wuxia genre of martial arts cinema, Dragon Inn was a global breakthrough for the form's greatest practitioner, King Hu. Its influence remains incalculable, from its annihilation of traditional expectations of what kind of role an actress should inhabit (also chipped away at by Hu's previous masterpiece Come Drink with Me), to the formation of many of the genre's archetypes - such as the Eunuch, the Swordswoman, and the Family of Murdered Loyal Officials - that are still recognizable in the martial arts films of today. Blu-ray Release date: October 26th, 2015

Code Unknown BD - One of the world’s most influential and provocative filmmakers, the Academy Award–winning Austrian director Michael Haneke diagnoses the social maladies of contemporary Europe with devastating precision and staggering artistry. His 2000 drama Code Unknown, the first of his many films made in France, may be his most inspired work. Composed almost entirely of brilliantly shot, single-take vignettes focusing on characters connected to one seemingly minor incident on a Paris street, Haneke’s film—with an outstanding international cast headlined by Juliette Binoche—is a revelatory take on racial inequality and the failure of communication in today’s increasingly diverse European landscape. Blu-ray Release Date: November 10th, 2015

Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine BD - The great Vincent Price obviously had fun with his characterization of Dr. Goldfoot in this campy spy spoof directed by Norman Taurog. With his henchman Igor (Jack Mullaney), the demented doctor builds a machine that mass-produces an army bikini-clad babes. Goldfoot programs his vixens to seduce the wealthiest men alive and convince them to sign their fortunes over to him - thus enabling the fiendish doctor to amass tremendous wealth and take over the world. Frankie Avalon co-stars as Secret Agent Craig Gamble, who sets out to destroy the women and bring Goldfoot's plan to a screeching halt. Annette Funicello and Harvey Lembeck provide cameo appearances. Strictly for fans who loved those 1960s drive-in quickies. Blu-ray Release date: November 10th, 2015

The Firemen's Ball BD - A milestone of the Czech New Wave, Milos Forman’s first color film The Firemen’s Ball (Horí, má panenko) is both a dazzling comedy and a provocative political satire. A hilarious saga of good intentions confounded, the story chronicles a firemen’s ball where nothing goes right—from a beauty pageant whose reluctant participants embarrass the organizers to a lottery from which nearly all the prizes are pilfered. Presumed to be a commentary on the floundering Czech leadership, the film was “banned forever” in Czechoslovakia following the Russian invasion and prompted Forman’s move to America. Blu-ray Release Date: October 12th, 2015

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors BD - Dr. Terror (Peter Cushing) is a mysterious fortune teller who boards a train and offers to tell fellow passengers (Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Donald Sutherland) their fortune with tarot cards. Five possible futures unfold: an architect returns to his ancestral home to find a werewolf out for revenge; a huge flesh-eating vine takes over a house; a musician gets involved with voodoo; an art critic is pursued by a disembodied hand and a doctor discovers his new wife is a vampire. But they all end in the same result…..DEATH. A fascinating and fast paced example of portmanteau film-making with a deadly twist in the tale. Olive Blu-ray Release Date: October 26th, 2015 / Odeon Steelbook Blu-ray Release Date: November 9th, 2015

Last Embrace BD - A delicious excursion into the world of Hitchcockian suspense. A taut, complex conspiracy thriller, it sees Scheider - a former 'agent' for an assassination firm - threatened by mental breakdown (guilt over his wife's death), by his former employers who find him dangerously superfluous, and by an obscure Hebraic society bent on revenge for some unknown reason. Scheider is admirably haunted as the justifiably paranoid gunman (who gets involved with a strange, duplicitous femme fatale), the whole thing is beautifully shot by Tak Fujimoto, and Miklós Rosza's stunning score augments Demme's careful control of atmosphere and set pieces. Blu-ray Release date: October 26th, 2015

The Harder They Come BD - Reggae superstar Jimmy Cliff is Ivan, a rural Jamaican musician who journeys to the city of Kingston in search of fame and fortune. Pushed to desperate circumstances by shady record producers and corrupt cops, he finally achieves notoriety— as a murderous outlaw. Boasting some of the greatest music ever produced in Jamaica, The Harder They Come brought the catchy and subversive rhythms of the rastas to the U.S. in the early ’70s. Blu-ray Release Date: August 24th, 2015

Dan Curtis' Dracula BD - Solid Dan Curtis TV adaptation of the Bram Stoker novel with Palance performing nicely as the infamous nightly nobleman. Reasonably faithful to the original novel, everyone's favorite Count leaves his homeland and relocates to England to some new digs...and some fresh blood. Added bonus to this particular entry has Drac hounding a dead ringer for his love from centuries ago. Good locales, Palance's controlled, sneering performance as the Count is a delight to watch. Odeon Blu-ray Release Date: December 14th, 2015

Tower of Evil BD - The terror begins when a nude, crazed woman slaughters a sailor who visits the island. When she is taken back to civilization and an ancient relic is discovered, an expedition is mounted to solve the mystery of the island which leads to a series of psycho-sexual murders. Odeon Blu-ray Release Date: November 2nd, 2015

Phase IV BD - Saul Bass had a fascinating career as an animator and as designer of title sequences for a number of notable films, including Psycho, Vertigo, Anatomy Of A Murder and Seconds. However, Phase IV was his only credit as director of a feature film. A visually inventive science-fiction story, Phase IV concerns a group of research scientists working in the Arizona desert who find themselves confronted by an Army of super-intelligent mutant ants. The results are more intelligent than the description would lead you to believe, and Nigel Davenport and Michael Murphy turn in good performances as the embattled men of science. Blu-ray Release Date: October 27th, 2015

Thieves' Highway BD - Thieves’ Highway vividly depicts the perilous world of “long-haul boys,” who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America’s cities. Richard Conte stars as ex-G.I. Nick Garcos, a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father—ruthless market operator Mike Figlia (Lee J. Cobb). But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak. Blu-ray Release Date: October 19th, 2015

Dont Look Back BD - Bob Dylan is captured on-screen as he never would be again in this groundbreaking film from D. A. Pennebaker. The legendary documentarian finds Dylan in England during his 1965 tour, which would be his last as an acoustic artist. In this wildly entertaining vision of one of the twentieth century’s greatest artists, Dylan is surrounded by teen fans, gets into heated philosophical jousts with journalists, and kicks back with fellow musicians Joan Baez, Donovan, and Alan Price. Featuring some of Dylan’s most famous songs, including “Subterranean Homesick Blues,” “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue,” Dont Look Back is a radically conceived portrait of an American icon that has influenced decades of vérité́ behind-the-scenes documentaries. Blu-ray Release Date: November 24th, 2015

In Cold Blood BD - Truman Capote’s best seller, a breakthrough narrative account of real-life crime and punishment, became an equally chilling film in the hands of writer-director Richard Brooks (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof). Cast for their unsettling resemblances to the killers they play, Robert Blake (Lost Highway) and Scott Wilson (The Great Gatsby) give authentic, unshowy performances as Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, who in 1959 murdered a family of four in Kansas during a botched robbery. Brooks brings a detached, documentary-like starkness to this uncompromising view of an American tragedy and its aftermath; at the same time, stylistically In Cold Blood is a filmmaking master class, with clinically precise editing, chiaroscuro black-and-white cinematography by the great Conrad L. Hall (American Beauty), and a menacing jazz score by Quincy Jones. Criterion Blu-ray Release Date: November 17th, 2015

Murder, My Sweet BD - Dick Powell stars as Raymond Chandler's hard-bitten, world-weary private detective, Philip Marlowe, in this classic film noir adaptation of Chandler's novel "Farewell, My Lovely". Marlowe takes a job looking for Moose Malloy's (Mike Mazurki) girlfriend Velma. Malloy's a petty criminal just released after a seven-year prison sentence, and Velma has not been seen for six years. But a simple missing-person case becomes much more twisted than Marlowe ever anticipated as initially promising clues lead to a complex web of deceit, bribery, perjury and theft, in which no one's motivation is clear ... least of all Marlowe's. Blu-ray Release Date: September 15th, 2015

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

October 26th, 2015


American Horror Story - Freak Show [Blu-ray] - RB UK 20th Century Fox

Army Of Darkness [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] (Sam Raimi, 1992) - Shout! Factory

The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms [Blu-ray] (Eugène Lourié, 1953) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Black Veil for Lisa [Blu-ray] (Massimo Dallamano, 1968) Olive Films

Blue City [Blu-ray] (Michelle Manning, 1986) Olive Films

Breeders [Blu-ray] (Tim Kincaid, 1986) Olive Films

Cheech & Chong's The Corsican Brothers [Blu-ray] (Tommy Chong, 1984) Olive Films

Dangerous Game [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 1993) Olive Films

Dark Blue [Blu-ray] (Ron Shelton, 2002) Olive Films

The Deadly Bees [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1966) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dr Terror's House of Horrors [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1965) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dragon Inn [Blu-ray] (King Hu, 1967) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Edgar Allan Poes Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow

Edgar Allan Poes Black Cats: Two Adaptations by Sergio Martino & Lucio Fulci [Blu-ray] - Arrow US

The End [Blu-ray] (Burt Reynolds, 1978) Olive Films

The Fifth Element [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 1997) Cinema Series (4K) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Flying Disc Man from Mars [Blu-ray] (Fred C. Brannon, 1950) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Forbidden Zone [Blu-ray] (Richard Elfman, 1980) Hercules Films

Get Mean [Blu-ray] (Ferdinando Baldi, 1975) Blue Underground

The Gift [Blu-ray] (Joel Edgerton, 2015) Universal Studios

Heart of Midnight [Blu-ray] (Matthew Chapman, 1988) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Impromptu [Blu-ray] (James Lapine, 1991) Olive Films

Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1989) Olive Films

Lady Chatterley's Lover [Blu-ray] (Jed Mercurio, 2015) RB UK Dazzler

Last Embrace [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 1979) RB UK Signal One (BEAVER REVIEW)

Léon: The Professional [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 1994) Cinema Series (4K) Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Living Dangerously (Herbert Brenon, 1936) R2 UK Network

Mandingo [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1975) Olive Films

Messenger of Death [Blu-ray] (J. Lee Thompson, 1988) Olive Films

The Meteor Man [Blu-ray] (Robert Townsend, 1993) Olive Films

Mighty Joe Young [Blu-ray] (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1949) Warner Bros. (BEAVER REVIEW)

Monty Python and the Holy Grail 40th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] - Sony

Mr. Holmes [Blu-ray] (Bill Condon, 2015) RB UK Entertainment One

Mulholland Dr. [Blu-ray] (David Lynch, 2001) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

No Man's Woman [Blu-ray] (Franklin Adreon, 1955) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

The One and Only [Blu-ray] (Carl Reiner, 1978) Olive Films

Pasolini [Blu-ray] (Abel Ferrara, 2014) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Partners [Blu-ray] (James Burrows, 1982) Olive Films

Phase IV [Blu-ray] (Saul Bass, 1974) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pippi Longstocking Collection [Blu-ray] - Henstooth Video

River's Edge [Blu-ray] (Tim Hunter, 1986) RB UK Signal One (BEAVER REVIEW)

Seconds [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1966) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Skull [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis. 1965) RB UK Eureka (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sometimes They Come Back [Blu-ray] (Tom McLoughlin, 1991) Olive Films

Special Effects Collection [Blu-ray] (Them!, Mighty Joe Young, Son of Kong, The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Stranger [Blu-ray] (Guillermo Amoedo, 2014) Shout! Factory

The Son of Kong [Blu-ray] (Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

SS Experiment Love Camp [Blu-ray] (Sergio Garrone, 1976) RB UK 88 Films

Them! [Blu-ray] (Gordon Douglas, 1954) Warner Bros. (BEAVER REVIEW)

This Island Earth [Blu-ray]  (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) RB DE Ostalgica (Alive AG)

This Island Earth Ultimate Edition [Blu-ray] (Joseph M. Newman, 1955) RB DE Ostalgica (Alive AG)

The Trip [Blu-ray] (Roger Corman, 1967) RB UK Signal One Entertainment

Tu Dors Nicole [Blu-ray] (Stéphane Lafleur, 2014) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Woman of Paris [Blu-ray] (Charles Chaplin, 1923) RB UK Artificial Eye


November 2nd, 2015


The Angry Silence [Blu-ray] (Guy Green, 1960) RB UK Studiocanal

Croupier [Blu-ray] (Mike Hodges, 1998) Henstooth Video

The Diabolical [Blu-ray] (Alistair Legrand , 2015) Millennium Media Services

Eclipse Series 44: Julien Duvivier in the Thirties (David Golder, 1930 - Poil de carotte, 1932 - La tête d’un homme, 1933 - Un carnet de bal, 1937) Criterion

The End of the Tour [Blu-ray] (James Ponsoldt, 2015) Lionsgate

Game of Thrones: Season 1 (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] - HBO Studios

Game of Thrones: Season 2 (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] - HBO Studios

Manglehorn [Blu-ray] (David Gordon Green, 2014) RB UK Artificial Eye

Pasolini Blu-ray Collection [Blu-ray] (The Decameron, Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights, Medea, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom) RB UK BFI

Roar [Blu-ray] (Kamal Sadanah, 2014) Olive Films

She's Funny That Way [Blu-ray] (Peter Bogdanovich, 2014) Lions Gate

The Spikes Gang [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1974) Kino Lorber

Tenderness of the Wolves [Blu-ray] (Ulli Lommel, 1973) RB UK Arrow

Tiger House [Blu-ray] (Thomas Daley, 2015) Magnolia

Tower of Evil [Blu-ray] (Jim O'Connolly, 1972) RB UK Odeon Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Toy Story That Time Forgot [Blu-ray] (Steve Purcell, 2014) Walt Disney

Worricker: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - PBS

Wanda Nevada [Blu-ray] (Peter Fonda, 1979) Kino Lorber


November 9th, 2015


3 Nights in the Desert [Blu-ray] (Gabriel Cowan, 2014) Monterey Media

The Beguiled [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1971) Universal

Better Call Saul: Season 1 Collector's Edition [Blu-ray] - Sony

Code Unknown [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2000) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Coogan's Bluff [Blu-ray] (Don Siegel, 1968) Universal

Deep in My Heart [Blu-ray] (Stanley Donen, 1954) Warner Archive

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine [Blu-ray] (Norman Taurog, 1965) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Dr. Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1966) Kino Lorber

Dr. Terror's House of Horrors [Blu-ray] (Freddie Francis, 1965) Blu-Ray Steelbook Limited Edition -RB UK Odeon (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Eiger Sanction [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1975) Warner

Hitch-Hike [Blu-ray] (Pasquale Festa Campanile, 1977) RB UK 88 Films

The Honeymoon Killers [Blu-ray] (Leonard Kastle, Donald Volkman, 1969) RB UK Arrow Video

The Immortal Story [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1968) RB UK Mr. Bongo

Je t'aime je t'aime [Blu-ray] (Alain Resnais, 1968) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kiju Yoshida: Love + Anarchism [Blu-ray] (Eros + Massacre, Heroic Purgatory, Coup D'Etat) - RB UK Arrow Academy

Mr. Holmes [Blu-ray] (Bill Condon, 2015) Lionsgate

One Deadly Summer [Blu-ray] (Jean Becker, 1983) Bayview Entertainment

Play Misty for Me [Blu-ray] (Clint Eastwood, 1971) Warner

The Raging Moon [Blu-ray] (Bryan Forbes, 1971) RB UK Studiocanal

Sherlock Holmes [Blu-ray] (Arthur Berthelet, 1916) Flicker Alley

Tangerine [Blu-ray] (Sean Baker, 2015) Magnolia

Two Men in Town [Blu-ray] (José Giovanni, 1973) Cohen Media Group

The Voyeur [Blu-ray] (Tinto Brass, 1994) Cult Epics


November 16th, 2015


The Apu Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Pather Panchali, 1955 - Aparajito, 1956 - Apur Sansar, 1959) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Collection (13-Disc Limited Edition Box Set) [Blu-ray + DVD] (includes Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Hiroshima Death Match, Proxy War, Police Tactics, Final Episode + The Complete Saga) [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) RB UK Arrow

Battles Without Honor and Humanity: The Complete Collection (13-Disc Limited Edition Box Set) [Blu-ray + DVD] (includes Battles Without Honor and Humanity, Hiroshima Death Match, Proxy War, Police Tactics, Final Episode + The Complete Saga) [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 1973) Arrow US

A Bullet For Joey [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1955) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Captive Heart [Blu-ray] (Basil Dearden, 1946) RB UK Studiocanal

Chaplin's Essanay Comedies [Blu-ray] - Flicker Alley

Cherry 2000 [Blu-ray] (Steve De Jarnatt, 1987) RB UK Signal One

The City of Lost Children [Blu-ray] (Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 1995) Sony Pictures

Closely Observed Trains [Blu-ray] (Jirí Menzel, 1966) RB UK Arrow Academy

The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki (Amazon Exclusive) [Blu-ray] Walt Disney Studios

Deadly Prey [Blu-ray] (David A. Prior, 1987) Olive Films

'Doc' [Blu-ray] (Frank Perry, 1971) RB UK Signal One

Faust [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1926) Kino

Girl on a Bicycle [Blu-ray] (Jeremy Leven, 2013) Monterey Media

The Girl on the Train [Blu-ray] (Larry Brand, 2013) Monterey Media

The Hobbit, The: Motion Picture Trilogy/Extended Cuts [Blu-ray] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

The Honey Pot [Blu-ray] (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1967) RB UK Signal One

The House on Carroll Street [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1988) Kino Lorber

In Cold Blood [Blu-ray] (Richard Brooks, 1967) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Killer Workout [Blu-ray] (David A. Prior, 1987) Olive Films

Lady Peacock [Blu-ray] (Jana Mattioli, 2014) Breaking Glass Pictures

Living in Oblivion [Blu-ray] (Tom DiCillo, 1995) Shout! Factory

Meru [Blu-ray] (Jimmy Chin, 2015) Kino Lorber

Noel [Blu-ray] (Chazz Palminteri, 2004) Screen Media

Pitfall [Blu-ray] (André De Toth, 1948) Kino Lorber

Rome Express [Blu-ray] (Walter Forde, 1932) RB UK Network

Shane [Blu-ray] (George Stevens, 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Shock 'Em Dead [Blu-ray] (Mark Freed, 1991) Olive Films

Walden (Jonas Mekas, 1969) / Lost, Lost, Lost (1976) [Blu-ray] - Kino Lorber

White of the Eye [Blu-ray] (Donald Cammell, 1987) Shout! Factory

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