DVDBeaver Newsletter - October 29th, 2007


Bavarien ches! - Another intense week for the Beav. 14 new reviews with many more 'on deck' for next week. We have 4 multi-film boxsets, a TV serial - and, at 15-1/2 hours, basically the longest narrative film ever made. Plus 8 high definition digital extravaganzas. Fassbinder, Kubrick, Lindsay Anderson...  a new (more difficult) contest, a new article, sales, calendar updates, recommendations... ENJOY?

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NEW ARTICLE:   An Extended Review of O Lucky Man! by Peter Hoskin



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Winner of the clip from the week of Oct 22nd was J. Poirier of Québec City (wins a sealed DVD of Criterion's Under the Volcano!) Congrats Jean!


HERE Winners who identified the five pairs of screenshots from as many Korean movies on Leonard's review of Alone in Love are:

The Winner of a complete box set of Alone in Love (value over $80) is:
Peter Sattler, Sheboygan, WI
The Runners-Up, who each will receive a DVD of the first 3 episodes, are:
• J. Tse, Peachtree City, GA
• C. Samuelson, Evergreen, CO
• R. Cagle, Fisher, IL
• J. Rolnicki, Brunswick, OH
• C. Tsai, San Jose, CA
• J. Y. Lee, Tujunga, CA
• A. Straus, Harjumaa, ESTONIA


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LATEST Additions to the Release Calendar (PRE-ORDER!) I'll be getting (obvious) - Mikio Naruse Collection, Postwar Kurosawa (do some comparing), ditto for 4 x Varda, This Sporting Life, The Naked Prey, 'Breaker' Morant , Marketa Lazarová, and even though its Kino - Lubitsch in Berlin . I'm also very curious about The Golden Door and John Carney's Once. Ohh and finally in region 1, Spike Lee's She's Gotta Have It. For hi-def purposes I'll feel obliged to get The Rock [Blu-ray] and Con Air [Blu-ray] and possibly 3:10 to Yuma [Blu-ray]. The rest:

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] (James Cameron, 2003) Warner Home Video

Zodiac [HD DVD] (David Fincher,2007) Paramount

12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu, 2006) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Private Fears In Public Places (Alain Resnais, 2006) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Postwar Kurosawa (I Live in Fear, The Idiot, No Regrets for our Youth, One Wonderful Sunday and Scandal) - Eclipse/Criterion

The Naked Prey (Cornel Wilde, 1966) Criterion

This Sporting Life (Lindsay Anderson, 1963) Criterion

4 x Varda (Cleo from 5 to 7, Le Bonhuer, Vagabond and, La Pointe Courte) Criterion

3:10 to Yuma [Blu-ray] (James Mangold, 2007) Lions Gate Home Entertainment

John Frankenheimer Gift Set (The Young Savages (1961), The Manchurian Candidate (1962), The Train (1964) and Ronin.(1998)) - MGM

Hello, Dolly! (Gene Kelly, 1969) - 20th Century Fox

Kaspar Hauser (Peter Sehr, 1993) Kino

Man on Fire [Blu-ray] (Tony Scott, 2004) Fox Home Entertainment

Shoot 'Em Up (Michael Davis, 2007) New Line Home Video

Shoot 'Em Up [Blu-ray] (Michael Davis, 2007) New Line Home Video

Mikio Naruse Collection (When A Woman Ascends the Stairs, Floating Clouds, Late Chrysanthemums) R2 UK - BFI Video, 'Breaker' Morant (Bruce Beresford, 1980) Image Entertainment

'Breaker' Morant [Blu-ray] (Bruce Beresford, 1980) Image Entertainment

Marketa Lazarová (Frantisek Vlácil, 1967) R2 UK - Second Run

She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee, 1986) MGM

In the Heat of the Night - Anniversary Edition (Norman Jewison, 1967) United Artists

The Rock [Blu-ray] (Michael Bay, 1996) Walt Disney Video

Con Air [Blu-ray] (Simon West, 1997) Touchstone / Disney

Cary Grant Collection (Indiscreet, Operation Petticoat, That Touch of Mink, and The Grass Is Greener) - Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Lubitsch in Berlin (The Doll/Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin/The Oyster Princess/I Don't Want to be a Man/Sumurun/Anna Boleyn/The Wildcat) Kino

Atlas (Roger Corman, 1961) IMD Films

Once (John Carney, 2006) 20th Century Fox

The Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese, 2006) Walt Disney Video


New Reviews:.

Good Grief Charlie Brown! - it just never stops:  - Berlin Alexanderplatz is an absolute essential - in one of the two new editions (Criterion or Second Sight). Frontrunner for Feature DVD of the Month surely is 2001: A Space Odyssey HD + BR. O Lucky Man! is another classic that deserves attention - ditto for Eyes Wide Shut HD + BR. Speaking of hi-def; Spider-Man - The High Definition Trilogy BR - I can't say enough about the quality... okay, I can; N'uff said. And how can you not celebrate Barb Stanwyck's 100th birthday... with 6 films (5 fresh to DVD): The Barbara Stanwyck Signature Collection. Bad 'B' films need support too - so we have Icons of Horror - Sam Katzman (super happy fun folks). I tell you I'm broke but happy. Peter Parker can't pay his bills and neither can I.


Trading Places BR - One of the things we enjoy about Trading Paces every time we see it is the opening credits: scenes of 1980s Philadelphia set to the exuberant strains of Mozart. But, why Mozart? And why The Marriage of Figaro Overture? Turns out this is no idle choice, nor one made only for the sake of its energy and sparkle, of which it has plenty. Figaro is all about class struggle, masters and servants, and, not least, changing roles that eventually foil the nobility. Cool, huh...


Casino Royale BR - It should be mentioned quickly, just to get it out of the way, that this Casino Royale has just about nothing to do with the 1967 satire produced by Charles Feldman and starring the very suave and semi-retired David Niven (this was far from his last film) as the very retired "Sir James" and Woody Allen as "Jimmy." But I exaggerate. For two other important characters appear in both films: Le Chiffre and Vesper Lynd, and "M" of course (here, in a kind of sly time warp, played once again by Judi Dench). . . these and the fact that gambling in a major (if fictional) casino figure prominently. The game in every way has been upgraded: Baccarat has been replaced by the high stakes poker of today: Texas Hold'em, and SMERSH is no longer the antagonist, for the villainy here is far uglier and the action more intimate – but then this is true for the new film in comparison to all the Bonds that precede it.

Spider-Man - The High Definition Trilogy BR - Stan Lee (always a cameo in the films) and Steve Dikto (artist) struck gold with their Spider-Man creation decades ago - Lee's idea was to create a "human character", an imperfect geek born to constantly fall short. A weak child, with black-framed glasses, deceased parents, picked on by his classmates, and often unable to find the money for the rent. Seeing this protagonist succeed sparked hope for everyone. This was no undefeatable Superman but an everyman coping with his special powers... and trying to do the right thing. At the same time making the mistakes that you and I might in his position - seduced by his own abilities, desirous of acceptance and love (like us all) but learning the hard way that it doesn't always work out for the best in the end. Peter Parker is the perfect comic book invention - right down from being bit by a genetically mutated spider - to his age, his friends and Joe-job circumstances he lives under. His success become our success... and for that we love him and follow his adventures in crime fighting, family support and seeking love. The three Sony films have barely touched the surface of this icon's depth - another positive as we may have years and years ahead of growth, maturity and battling the forces of evil. Bravo! Blu-ray Boxset Released: October 30th, 2007

Berlin Alexanderplatz - Rainer Werner Fassbinder's controversial, fifteen-hour-plus Berlin Alexanderplatz, based on Alfred Döblin's great modernist novel, was the crowning achievement of a prolific director who, at age thirty-four, had already made forty films. Fassbinder’s immersive epic, restored in 2006 and now available on DVD in this country for the first time, follows the hulking, childlike ex-convict Franz Biberkopf (Günter Lamprecht) as he attempts to "become an honest soul" amid the corrosive urban landscape of Weimar-era Germany. With equal parts cynicism and humanity, Fassbinder details a mammoth portrait of a common man struggling to survive in a viciously uncommon time. Criterion DVD Release Date: November 13th, 2007, Second Sight DVD Release Date: October 22nd, 2007

O Lucky Man! - Made in 1973, as a follow-up to 1968’s If...., O Lucky Man! transposes Voltaire’s Candide to modern Britain as it follows Mick Travis (Malcolm McDowell) through the vagaries, hypocrisies and amoralities of contemporary society. The viewer is plunged, along with Mick, headfirst into all of this, and is left reeling by what is a bewildering medley of surrealism, realism, music, self-reference, satire, spy-film, polemic and poetry. Of course, this doesn’t make the reviewer’s job easy. Threads must be grabbed, and synopses eschewed, in the hope that some method or truth will be discovered beneath the madness. What follows is an exercise in thread-grabbing. DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

2001: A Space Odyssey HD + BR - Director Stanley Kubrick's heralded masterpiece '2001: A Space Odyssey' immediately informs the viewers of its grandeur with a realistically derived vision of human evolution. The first segment entitled "The Dawn of Man" documents our ancestors maintaining sustenance through clan support, and food foraging. The story, based on the Arthur C. Clarke novel, naturally includes a strong fictional element proposing a single event that initiated the turning point of the ascension of humankind. Somewhere in the course of our history, a single ancestor came to the realization of his ability to use a 'tool'. Initially it was effective as a weapon in hunting and reacquisition of a watering-hole from neighboring pre-hominids. This unexplainable cognitive step distinctly separates us from every known living organism in the universe that we inhabit. To see it transpire onscreen is one of the great moments of intellectually derived cinema. To simply state that visually it is awe-inspiring is to diminish its importance. What we are seeing is a recreation of the most important event in human history. HD + Blu-ray DVDs Released: October 23rd, 2007

Eyes Wide Shut HD + BR - Most reviews of every Kubrick picture since 2001 have been mired in misapprehensions and underestimations—many of which are corrected years later without apology, one reason he apparently gave up on critics about 30 years ago. This doesn't necessarily mean he was always ahead of his time: one of the best things about Eyes Wide Shut—evident in such artisanal qualities as the old-fashioned sound track, the grainy photography, and the exquisite color balances ...—is that it isn't a film of the 90s in most respects but something closer to what movies at their best used to be. ... This is personal filmmaking as well as dream poetry of the kind most movie commerce has ground underfoot, and if a better studio release comes along this year I'll be flabbergasted. A Masterpiece. HD + Blu-ray DVDs Released: October 23rd, 2007

The Barbara Stanwyck Signature Collection - An icon of film and Noir - While faithfully playing resilient and confident female characters that almost always had a likeable edge - Barbara Stanwyck was born Ruby Catherine Stevens on July 16th, 1907 in New York City to a Canadian immigrant mother from Nova Scotia. Warner Home Video honors the 100th birthday of one of the motion picture industry’s most glamorous stars with her first-ever NTSC DVD set, Barbara Stanwyck The Signature Collection. This release includes six titles across five discs -- Annie Oakley, East Side, West Side, Executive Suite, My Reputation and a Double Feature disc, To Please A Lady and Jeopardy. Each of the discs in the collection contain various special features, including radio programs, vintage cartoons and shorts, and most notably, an incisive commentary by Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, with his take on Robert Wise’s powerful all-star drama, Executive Suite. DVD Released: October 30th, 2007

Icons of Horror - Sam Katzman - Sam Katzman never made great film classics, instead he produced cost-effective productions that made money for the studios and the financial backers. He is noted for numerous Western films of the 1930s, his Bela Lugosi and East Side Kids features of the 1940s, the 15-chapter Superman serial of 1948, and a string of rock-'n'-roll musicals in the 1950s. At MGM Studios in the 1960s, Katzman produced several Elvis Presley films and singer Roy Orbison's only film, The Fastest Guitar Alive. On the set, Katzman would use his collection of canes as a personal prop, banging them against the floor, or the scenery, when production fell behind schedule. Indeed, the pace of Sam Katzman’s film production from 1950 to 1959 is blistering, touching nearly all the generic bases in the process including the 5 Horror representatives in this new Sony DVD boxset - Creature with the Atom Brain (1955), The Werewolf (1956), Zombies of Mora Tau (1957) and The Giant Claw (1957). DVD Release Date: October 16th, 2007

Parole Inc. - Told in flashbacks this weak 'B' film has very little 'noir' in it although it is listed s such. Performances are transparent and the whole thing lacks suspense and intensity, but for fans of old black and white films this may be worth of a view on late night TV. The plot is as follows: When several notorious criminals are unjustifiably released on parole, the Federal Government smells a rat and sends ace agent Richard Hendricks (Michael O’Shea) to investigate. Richard infiltrates the gang responsible for the parole racket by posing as a much-wanted convict Rick Carson, but the wily Barney Rodescu (Turhan Bey), who is the brain behind the racket, soon finds out Carson’s true identity. Carson’s life is now in grave danger!

The Jack Ryan Collection HD - The box set that was scheduled for October 23rd, 2007 bills the HD DVDs as “Special Collector’s Editions” with the same extras found on the Special Collector’s Edition SD DVDs. However, the discs are actually bare-bones, so Paramount has issued a recall and has pushed back the release date to sometime in the future. Still, some of the mis-labled boxes have already reached the hands of consumers, and some retailers may sell their inventories anyway. Once again, it’s up to you if you want to buy the box set, but be aware that the discs don’t have the advertised extras. HD Boxset DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

A Clockwork Orange HD + BR - Everything about A Clockwork Orange from the casting to the near-future set designs suggest that Stanley Kubrick was at the height of his creative power during this time. If, in fact, you are aware of the initial reaction to the film, Kubrick's mastery of his craft may have been too effective. He wound up voluntarily withdrawing the film from circulation in the UK in 1974 after the movie was blamed on a copycat murder and he and his wife received death threats. It was not re-released in England until after his death in 2000. HD + Blu-ray DVDs Released: October 23rd, 2007

The Young Adventures of Indiana Jones - Indiana Jones was clearly a character that had captured the public’s imagination after three theatrical movies with blockbuster grosses, so executive producer George Lucas decided to move Indy to the small screen with The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles. The series began as a string of hour-long shows, though surprisingly anemic ratings persuaded Lucasfilm to shift to making periodic movie specials instead. The show began with Indiana Jones as a child before catching up with the archaeologist as a late teen/young adult. Although the movies focused on Indiana’s spectacular encounters with fantastical elements, the TV show threw our hero into the middle of historical events, with Junior interacting with luminaries such as Pancho Villa and British suffragettes. DVD Release Date: October 23rd, 2007

Face/Off HD - Due to small budgets, rushed shooting schedules, and a variety of other reasons, John Woo’s Hong-Kong productions--even the best ones--have a certain sloppiness/unfinished feel. True, Face/Off doesn’t have Chow Yun-fat, but it has a completeness and emotional resonance that puts it at the top of Woo’s oeuvre with A Better Tomorrow, The Killer, and Once a Thief. The duality and male-bonding themes are there, but Face/Off also benefits from an examination of two families on opposite sides of the law. Female characters are often presented as comical sidekicks or bumbling meddlers in Woo’s movies, but in Face/Off, they’re as serious, tough, and passionate as the men. The opponents want to destroy each other, of course, but the resolution brings the families together in a way that heals them. After years filled with “heroic bloodshed”, Woo showed us the “heroic healing” in which he believes. HD DVD Released: October 30th, 2007

Next 2 weeks on the Calendar:


Week of October 29th, 2007


Alec Guinness - In The Frame Collection (Bridge On The River Kwai, Our Man In Havana, The Prisoner. HMS Defiant, Cromwell and Murder By Death) - R2 UK - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Alastair Sim - The Comic Icons Collection (The Green Man, Folly To Be Wise, Geordie, Left Right And Centre and Laughter In Paradise) - R2 UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

The Amicus Collection (3-disc) (Asylum / And Now The Screaming Starts / The Beast Must Die) Dark Sky Films

Asi Del Precipicio (Teresa Suarez, 2006) Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Barbara Stanwyck Collection (Annie Oakley, East Side, West Side, Executive Suite, My Reputation and a Double Feature disc, To Please A Lady and Jeopardy) - Warner Home Video

Benny Hill - Complete & Unadulterated Complete Collection - A&E Home Video

Capricorn One [Blu-ray] (Peter Hyams, 1978) R2 UK - ITV

The Cinema of Peter Watkins (5-disc) New Yorker

Christmas Carol (1923) & Old Scrooge (1926) - Jef Films

Death of Two Sons (Micah Schaffer, 2006) Passion River

The Designated Mourner (David Hare, 1997) Urban Works

The Devil Came on Horseback (Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg, 2007) New Video Group

Les Diaboliques (Henri-Georges Clouzot, 1955) R2 UK - Arrow Films

The Eroticist (Lucio Fulci, 1972) Ryko Distribution

Executive Suite (Robert Wise, 1954) Warner Home Video

Face/Off [HD DVD] (John Woo, 1997) Paramount

In the Land of Women (Jon Kasdan, 2006) Warner Home Video

Jackie Chan's the Myth (Stanley Tong, 2005) Sony

Jane Russell Collection - (The Paleface/Fox Fire/Son Of Paleface / Road To Bali) - R2 UK -UCA

Journey from the Fall (Ham Tran, 2006) Imaginasian

The Killers - (46 + 64' versions) R2 UK - Universal Pictures UK

Love on the Dole (John Baxter, 1941) Jef Films

No End in Sight (Charles Ferguson, 2007) Magnolia

Spider-Man 3 (Sam Raimi, 2007) Sony Pictures

Spider-Man 3 (2-disc SE) (Sam Raimi, 2007) Sony Pictures

Spider-Man 3 [Blu-ray] (Sam Raimi, 2007) Sony Pictures

Spider-Man Trilogy [Blu-ray] (Spider-Man/ Spider-Man 2/ Spider-Man 2.1/ Spider-Man 3) Sony Pictures

Stagefright (Michele Soavi, 1987) Blue Underground

Sunshine [Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 2007) - R2 UK - 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

Talk to Me (Kasi Lemmons, 2007) Universal Studios

Talk to Me [HD DVD] (Kasi Lemmons, 2007) Universal Studios

The Three Stooges Collection, Volume One: 1934-1936 - Sony Pictures

Trantasia (Jeremy Stanford, 2006) TLA

Twin Peaks - The Definitive Gold Box Edition (Seasons 1 & 2, Pilot) (David Lynch, 1990) Paramount Home Video

Waiting for the Man (John Covert, 1997) Cinema Obscura


Week of November 5th, 2007


A Bridge Too Far [Blu-ray] (Richard Attenborough, 1977) MGM

After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda, 1998) R2 UK - Soda Pictures

The Aviator [HD DVD] (Martin Scorsese, 2004) Warner

The Aviator [Blu-ray] (Martin Scorsese, 2004) Warner

Battle of Britain [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1969) MGM

Battle of Okinawa (Kihachi Okamoto, 1971) Koch

Beowulf & Grendel (Sturla Gunnarsson, 2005) VT

Beowulf & Grendel [Blu-ray] (Sturla Gunnarsson, 2005) Anchor Bay

A Big Hand for the Little Lady (Fielder Cook, 1966) Warner Home Video

Blame It on Fidel (Julie Gavras, 2006) Koch

Cars [Blu-ray] (John Lasseter, 2006) Walt Disney Video

Chase a Crooked Shadow (Michael Anderson, 1958) R2 UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

Chinatown (Special Collector's Edition) (Roman Polanski, 1974) Paramount Home Video

Cloistered Nun: Runa's Confession (Masaru Konuma, 1976) Kino

The Day of the Triffids (Ken Hannam, 1981) BBC Warner

The Deadly Breaking Sword (Chung Sun, 1979) Image Ent.

Draculas: 4 Film Favorites (2-disc - Horror of Dracula, Dracula has Risen from the Grave, Taste the Blood of Dracula, Dracula AD 1972) - Warner Home Video

Election (Johnny To, 2005) Tartan

Erotic Diary of an Office Lady (Masaru Konuma, 1977) Kino

Fear Is the Key (Michael Tuchner, 1972) R2 UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

Flanders (Bruno Dumont, 2006) Koch

The Ghost Goes West (René Clair, 1935) R2 UK - Network

Heavens Fall (Terry Green, 2006) Allumination

Heeere's Johnny: The Definitive DVD Collection from The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson (12-disc) - Carson Entertainment

Help! (2-disc SE) (Richard Lester, 1965) - Capitol

Help! (DELUXE) (Richard Lester, 1965) - Capitol

I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Ming-liang Tsai, 2006) Strand Releasing

I'll Cry Tomorrow (Daniel Mann, 1955) Warner Home Video

The Jack Nicholson Collection (Chinatown / The Two Jakes) - Paramount Home Video

John Ford Director's Collection (4-disc - The Informer (1935) The Fugitive (1947) Mary of Scotland (1936) and Wagonmaster (1950) R2 UK - Universal Pictures UK

The Killer (John Woo, 1989) Weinstein - Dragon Dynasty

Leading Ladies Collection Vol. 2 (I'll Cry Tomorrow/Shoot the Moon/Rich and Famous/ Up the Down Staircase/A Big Hand for the Little Lady) Warner Home Video

Legends of the Fall [Blu-ray] (Edward Zwick, 1994) - R2 UK - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Life of Brian (Collector's Edition) (Terry Jones, 1979) Sony Pictures

Life of Brian (Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] (Terry Jones, 1979) Sony Pictures

The Long Arm (Charles Frend, 1956) R2 UK - Optimum Home Entertainment

Martial Arts: 4 Film Favorites (2-disc - Militant Eagle, The Prodigal Boxer, Moon light sword and Jade Lion, The Bloody Fists) - Warner Home Video

Natasha (Jag Mundhra, 2006) Maverick Entertainment

Ocean's Thirteen (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) R2 UK - Warner Home Video

Ocean's Thirteen [HD DVD] (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) R2 UK - Warner Home Video

Ocean's Thirteen [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2007) R2 UK - Warner Home Video

Oldboy [Blu-ray] (Chan-wook Park, 2003) Genius Products

Out of Balance (Karl Bardosh, 2007) Cinequest

Payroll (Sidney Hayers, 1961) R2 UK - Optimum

Pixar Short Films Collection-V01 (13 short films) - Buena Vista Home Video

Pixar Short Films Collection-V01 [Blu-ray] (13 short films) - Buena Vista Home Video

Pretty Things (Gilles Paquet-Brenner, 2001) Synkronized

Princess Iron Fan (Wan Guchan, 1941) Koch International

Private Fears In Public Places (Alain Resnais, 2006) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007) Walt Disney Video

Ratatouille [Blu-ray] (Brad Bird, 2007) Walt Disney Video

The R. W. Fassbinder Collection - 1969-1972 (9-discs) (Love is Colder Than Death; Katzelmacher; Gods of the Plague; The American Soldier; Niklashauser Journey; Rio des Mortes; Beware of a Holy Whore; The Merchant of Four Seasons; The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant) - R2 UK - Arrow Films

The R.W. Fassbinder Collection - 1973-1982 (8-discs) (Fear Eats the Soul; Effi Briest Fox and his Friends; Mother Kusters goes to Heaven; Fear of Fear; Satan's Brew; Chinese Roulette; The Marriage of Maria Braun) - R2 UK - Arrow Films

Rock Haven (David Lewis, 2007) TLA

Seinfeld-Complete Series Box Set - Sony Pictures Home Ent.

Seinfeld Season 9 - Sony Pictures Home Ent

Tattooed Flower Vase (Masaru Konuma, 1976) Kino

Time (Ki-duk Kim, 2006) - Lifesize Ent

The Tree Of Wooden Clogs (Ermanno Olmi, 1978) R2 UK - Arrow Films

Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky [Blu-ray] (Simon Curtis, 2005) - R2 UK - 2 Entertain Video

The Two Jakes (Special Collector's Edition) (Jack Nicholson, 1990) Paramount Home Video

Up the Down Staircase (Robert Mulligan, 1967) Warner Home Video

Wife to Be Sacrificed (1975) / Sadistic and Masochistic (2000) (Masaru Konuma) Kino





STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CLASSIC RELEASES: Forbidden Hollywood: Volume 2 (six films plus pre-Code documentary), Gangsters Collection: Volume 2 (Picture Snatcher/Lady Killer/Smart Money/The Mayor of Hell/others), Joan Crawford Collection Volume 2 (Flamingo Road/Strange Cargo/Torch Song/others), The Lana Turner Collection, Lon Chaney Collection Volume 2 (The Unholy Three/The Unholy Three/Tell It to the Marines/He Who Gets Slapped/Tod Browning doc.), Night Nurse (Barbara Stanwyck), The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition (dir. Robert Wise, USA 1951), An Affair to Remember 50th Anniversary Edition (dir. Leo McCary, USA 1957), The Robe Special Edition (dir. Henry Koster, USA 1952), Daisy Kenyon (dir. Otto Preminger, USA 1947), Dangerous Crossing, (dir. Joseph Newman, USA 1953), Black Widow (dir. Nunnally Johnson, USA 1954), Boomerang! (dir. Elia Kazan, USA 1947), Charlie Chan Vol 4 (starring Sidney Toler), The Naked Prey (1966) Criterion. Bette Davis 100th Anniversary Set (titles TBD), Bette Davis Collections: Volume 3 (includes All This, And Heaven, Too/ Dangerous/In This Our Life/The Corn Is Green/Watch On The Rhine/more), David Lean Collection (Blithe Spirit/Brief Encounter/Great Expectations/In Which We Serve/Madeleine/Oliver Twist/Passionate Friends/This Happy Breed) and more...