Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF November 2nd, 2009


This Week's Highlights

U du tah ma! - 25 new reviews and/or comparisons this week. Another HUGE newsletter covering some of the work of Kiarostami, Capra, Keaton, Fritz Lang, Minghella, James Ivory, Michael Mann, Lance Hammer's incredible first feature, Olivier, an essential Noir boxset, Criterion Blu-ray and more... There are a lot of valuable Calendar Updates, continued sales, DVD and Blu-ray of the month shared honors, another contest (with a brand new Blu-ray prize) and more...

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8 1/2 [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1963) Criterion

Roberto Rossellinis War Trilogy (Rome Open City, Paisan, and Germany Year Zero) Criterion

Eclipse Series 19: Chantal Akerman in the Seventies - Criterion

Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984) Criterion

Paris, Texas [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 1984) Criterion

Che (Steven Soderbergh, 2008) Criterion

Che [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 2008) Criterion

Lorna's Silence (Jean-Pierre Dardenne + Luc Dardenne, 2008) Sony Pictures

Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans [Blu-ray] (Werner Herzog, 2009) First Look Pictures

According to Greta [Blu-ray] (Nancy Bardawil, 2009) Starz / Anchor Bay

Tora-San: Collector's Set 1 (Yoji Yamada , first four films of the series) Animeigo

Gozu (Two Disc Collector's Edition) (Takashi Miike, 2003) Cinema Epoch

Miike Collection (Bodyguard Kiba 1+2, Family 1+2) Tokyo Shock

50 Dead Men Walking [Blu-ray] (Kari Skogland, 2008) Phase 4 Films

In the Loop [Blu-ray] (Armando Iannucci, 2008) IFC

The Toolbox Murders [Blu-ray] (Dennis Donnelly, 1978) Blue Underground

Ghost Story (Stephen Weeks, 1974) Nucleus Films

Amelie [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) Icon

Hard Candy [Blu-ray] (David Slade, 2005) Icon

The Line [Blu-ray] (James Cotten, 2009) Maya Entertainment

The Merry Gentleman (Michael Keaton, 2008) Genius Entertainment

The Motorcycle Diaries [Blu-ray] (Walter Salles, 2004) Icon

Once Were Warriors [Blu-ray] (Lee Tamahori, 1994) Icon

The Piano [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1993) Icon

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut [Blu-ray] (Zack Snyder, 2009) Warner Home Video

Wrecked (Harry Schumanski;Bernard Schumanski , 2009) TLA



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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  I don't think I can narrow down one 'most deserved' release to highlight this week - there is so much to endorse. Starting with DVD - The Masters of Cinema have covered all the bases with their The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set - an easy recommendation - essential for fans of the influential director as he focuses on an array of super-villains, conspirators and murderers. Eric has me keen on seeing Silent Scream and Brian likewise for highly touted I Saw Gen Barka Get Killed DVD from Artificial Eye. Abbas Kiarostami never stops moving forward with his cinema and I look forward to, one day, indulging in Shirin. But I can't deny that the highly anticipated Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 1 with classics like The Sniper, The Lineup, and Murder by Contract being put to legitimate DVD for the first time received much of my screen-time attention this past 7 days. Noir fans will drink deeply. Blu-ray offers so much including Buster Keaton's finest film The General looking totally impressive, Alastair Sim's expression of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol is given new digital life with a generous improvement over the past DVDs. The perennial It's a Wonderful Life impacts to another lofty emotional level in 1080P resolution. But I want to be sure to give important mention to Ballast - pure cinema with a verité realism edge you can cut with a knife. A STRONG recommendation. The award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel The English Patient was a film meant for the glory of high-definition - thank you Kinowelt. Mann's Heat is considered a textbook modern thriller and it combines as a subtext the interpersonal conflict of happiness vs. a fiduciary relationship with your profession. ITV's Blu-ray of Olivier's Hamlet looks to handily eclipse the Criterion DVD - check out that grayscale. I had never warmed to Howards End's end till I saw it in HD resolution where Criterion have produced another memorable film experience.  Both Woody Allen's Whatever Works and François Velle's The Narrows deserve at least a mention as decent-to-strong entertainment value. You may not be overwhelmed but you will probbaly enjoy both.


The Complete Fritz Lang Mabuse Box Set - From the early stages of his career across five decades to his final film, Fritz Lang built a trilogy of paranoiac thrillers focused on an entity who began as a criminal mastermind, and progressed into something more amorphous: fear itself, embodied only by a name Dr. Mabuse. DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2009 - It seemed like a great idea at the time. They'd build a place online where people could go to pay their parking tickets. "" tells the story of two longtime friends who go into business together, create a Web site, raise millions, and at one point are worth $12 million--apiece, I think, but it makes no difference, since by the end of their adventure they have lost everything. The movie's story arc is like "Charly" or "Awakenings," in which the heroes start low, fly high and crash. DVD Release Date: February 25th, 2002

Cheerleaders Wild Weekend - Cheerleaders from three California schools are packed onto a bus with strict (read lesbian) coach Frankie (Courtney Sands) to head up to Sacramento for the state finals. After competing in a flashing contest to make a farmer drive off the road, the bus is stopped by a road block. This is actually a ploy to get the driver off the bus so disgraced jocks Wayne (co-writer/associate producer Jason Williams, FLESH GORDON) and George (Anthony Lewis) who kidnap the girls and hold them for ransom with the help of turncoat Frankie, dimwitted Big John (John Albert), and sensitive Billy (Robert Houston, THE HILLS HAVE EYES). DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009

The Butcher - Three men and one woman wake up chained in a warehouse with a director and his lackey planning to feature them as victims in a digital video snuff film The victims have had cameras strapped to their heads to catch their own gruesome deaths from their own points of view at the hands of a dim-witted hammer and chainsaw-wielding Leatherface-wannabe in a pig mask. Although the filmmakers (in front of and behind the camera) are suitably repulsive, the victims do not command much sympathy either and the viewer has ceased to care when the twist is introduced in which the nameless, barely glimpsed "protagonist" having to choose between sacrificing himself to save his wife or saving his own skin by giving the burned-out director a creative way to kill his wife. There comes a point less than half-way through the film after the off-screen deaths of the first two victims where the Director says that it wasn't artistic and, therefore, a failure. DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2009

A Christmas Carol
BR - Alastair Sim's tour-de-force performance as the ultimate Christmas grouch, Ebenezer Scrooge, highlights this beloved version of the Charles Dickens story. The peevish pinchpurse learns the error of his unkind ways when he is taught the true meaning of the holidays by the ghost of his late partner and the spirits of Christmas past, present and future. Meryvn Johns, Michael Hordern, and Glyn Dearman as Tiny Tim co-star. Blu-ray Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life
BR - This great American fable is buoyed by its unwavering faith in the wealth of the human spirit. Capra wanted to make a film to help shake America out of a post-Second World War funk, but ironically, the movie has only gained true popularity in these most cynical post-Vietnam times, when we just might need its humanity even more. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2007

BR - “Ballast” doesn’t need to reach the sublime heights of “Killer of Sheep” to earn its rightful due: it’s a serious achievement and a welcome sign of a newly invigorated American independent cinema. Mr. Hammer, a Southern California native whose background studying architecture is evident in his graceful compositions and sensitivity toward forms — Lawrence’s body at times looms larger than his tiny house — hovers near his characters without ever piercing their skin. He doesn’t draw blood, but he does do something so many movies forget: he captures the rhythms of life. Using caressing natural light, he watches and waits as Lawrence smokes another cigarette and James circles this big man like a puppy. He follows Marlee across the yard and James across the field. He catches their footfalls, the sounds of their breath. Blu-ray Release date: November 10th, 2009

The General
BR - The General is perhaps Buster Keaton's finest film and shows the great comic of the silent era at the height of his powers. Keaton's talent lay in his slapstick ability and his famous stoney face expression which he gave at moments of great confusion. Currently much of his work is being re-appreciated at the true extent of his comic genius re-evalued. Unfortunately for Keaton's career, after the introduction of sound, no one was interested in his comic abilities anymore. His brand of slapstick humour was most appreciated during the silent era when he and his contemporaries Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd ruled the screen but after sound all of their careers went into decline although their influence can still be seen today on comedians such as Steve Martin and Jim Carrey although fun as they are they are nothing compared to Keaton who should be enjoyed here at his best. Blu-ray Release Date: November 10th, 2009

The English Patient
BR - Anthony Minghella wrote and directed this award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje's novel about a doomed and tragic romance set against the backdrop of World War II. In a field hospital in Italy, Hana (Juliette Binoche), a nurse from Canada, is caring for a pilot who was horribly burned in a plane wreck; he has no identification and cannot remember his name, so he's known simply as "the English Patient," thanks to his accent. When the hospital is forced to evacuate, Hana determines en route that the patient shouldn't be moved far due to his fragile condition, so the two are left in a monastery to be picked up later. In time, Hana begins to piece together the patient's story from the shards of his memories; he's actually Count Laszlo Almasy (Ralph Fiennes), of Hungarian nobility and an explorer working with a group mapping uncharted territory in North Africa. Blu-ray Release Date: November 20th, 2009

Whatever Works
BR - After the failure of his career, his marriage, and his suicide attempt, world-class grouch Boris Yellnikoff, spends his days insulting the small children unfortunate enough to study chess with him and irritating his still-loyal friends with his never-ending tirades about the worthlessness of absolutely everything. A former Columbia Professor and self-proclaimed genius who came close to winning a Nobel Prize for Quantum Mechanics, Boris fancies himself the only one who fully comprehends the meaningless of all human aspirations, and the pitch-black chaos of the universe. As he readily admits, Boris is not a "feel-good person". Blu-ray Release date: October 27th, 2009

Silent Scream - Too late to register for on-campus housing, Scotty (Rebecca Balding) must seek housing off-campus. After the montage of substandard rooms and eccentric landlords, Scotty ends up at the seaside Victorian mansion of Mrs. Engels (Yvonne De Carlo) and her tightly-wound son Mason (Brad Reardon) along with three other college students. No sooner are they settled in then one of their number (the drunk, playboy jerk) is savagely murdered on the nearby beach by a butcher knife-wielding killer. The police turn up no leads but the truth may be lurking between the walls of the old mansion watching the coeds through the vents. DVD Release Date: November 24, 2009

Stunt Rock - Real life Australian stuntman Grant Page (now a stunt coordinator) travels to Los Angeles to work on a TV action series. He also consults on the pyrotechnic effects of 70's band Sorcery's stage shows which depict fiery battles between a Merlin-esque wizard and the devil (Page being the fictional cousin of "Prince of Darkness" Curtis Hyde). His gains a love interest in journalist Margaret (Margaret Gerard) who is concerned about his dangerous line of work while slinky Dutch Monique Van Der Ven (playing herself as the star of the TV series DANGERGIRL that Page is doing stunts for) is concerned over her own lack of involvement in the show's action. That's really all there is to it. DVD Release Date: August 25, 2009

Logan's Run
BR - In the Year of the City 2274, humans live in a vast, bubbled metropolis, where computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs so everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday, when anyone who’s 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. Blu-ray Release date: November 10th, 2009

The Narrows
BR - Awfully familiar yet superbly acted, The Narrows follows sensitive bad boy Mike Manadoro (Kevin Zegers) as he reluctantly takes on a job delivering packages for a shady mobster (Titus Welliver's Tony) in an effort to pay for college tuition - much to the chagrin of his connected father, Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio). Mike's relationship with a pretty fellow student (Sophia Bush's Kathy) only complicates matters, and it's not long before the aspiring photographer finds himself caught between two worlds. It's a pretty standard storyline that's consistently elevated by the uniformly compelling performances, with Zegers' strong work certainly matched by the efforts of his various costars (D'Onofrio's expectedly idiosyncratic turn remains a highlight). Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

I Saw Gen Barka Get Killed - In the wholly engrossing I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed, Serge le Peron, yet another Cahiers du Cinema critic turned director, sets out to answer [the] question [what happened to Ben Barka] and to recreate that now distant, turbulent, traumatised Paris of the de Gaulle era that two years later was to explode in les evenements of 1968. This is not a biopic about Ben Barka and his revolutionary circle. Instead, le Peron and his co-screenwriters, Frederique Moreau and Said Smihi, have made a political thriller drawing stylistically on the conspiracy movies that Francesco Rosi and Costa-Gavras were beginning to make in the Sixties and the series of coolly detached crime pictures that Jean-Pierre Melville had embarked on at that time. DVD Release Date: Feb 12th, 2007

Playing Away - When a West Indian cricket team from Brixton are invited to play a charity game in a small English village members of both teams have their reservations. A weekend in the country away from the inner city produces unexpected results both on and off the field of play. Playing Away subtly explores and undermines white and black stereotypes and succeeds in linking two familiar but strange cultures through the simple device of a cricket match. DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2009

Henry V
BR - Olivier mustered out of the navy to film this adaptation of Shakespeare’s history. Embroiled in World War II, Britons took courage from this tale of a king who surmounts overwhelming odds and emerges victorious. This sumptuous Technicolor rendering features a thrilling recreation of the battle of Agincourt, and Sir Laurence in his prime as director and actor. Blu-ray Release Date: October 19th, 2009

BR - Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor, Sir Laurence Olivier’s Hamlet continues to be the most compelling version of Shakespeare’s beloved tragedy. Olivier is at his most inspired—both as director and as the melancholy Dane himself—as he breathes new life into the words of one of the world’s greatest dramatists. Blu-ray Release Date: October 19th, 2009

Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 1 - In the 1940s, a new genre* - film noir - emerged from the world of "hard - boiled" pulp magazines, paperback thrillers, and sensational crime movies. These films - tough and unsentimental - depicted a black-and-white universe at once brutal, erotic and morally ambiguous. Now, Sony Pictures and The Film Foundation have brought five noir classics together in one collection, all restored and remastered, and featuring brilliant performances by Glenn Ford, Lee Marvin, Kim Novak, Eli Wallach and Gloria Grahame, the genre-defining cinematography of Burnett Guffey, Hal Mohr and Lucien Ballard, and focused, taut direction by celebrated directors including Fritz Lang, Don Siegel and Phil Karlson. The Sniper (1952), The Big Heat (1953), 5 Against the House (1955), The Lineup (1958) and Murder by Contract (1958) - DVD Release Date: November 3rd, 2009

BR - Incredibly cool characters pull off violent yet debonair crimes in the heart of a supermodern American city: yes, it's a Michael Mann film. The moving spirit behind "Miami Vice" has turned his attention to Los Angeles, where an anguished cop (Al Pacino) goes head-to-head with a troubled villain (Robert De Niro). The movie looks happiest at night, but the feline grace of the camera's moves is betrayed by the portentous script; Diane Venora, as the detective's wife, has some particularly gruesome lines to deliver. The film, which runs on and on for nearly three hours, yearns to be much more than a thriller-it wants to diagnose the sickness of men's souls and convey the nobility of their pain. The irony is that as a thriller it works just fine; the set pieces, including an unstoppable gun battle outside a bank, are adrenaline dreams. The taciturn De Niro and the braying Pacino share a flawless scene over a cup of coffee, but the real honors go to Val Kilmer and Ashley Judd as a warring, loving couple. Kilmer can blow you away, with or without a gun. Blu-ray Release Date: November 10th, 2009

Howards End
BR - The pinnacle of the decades-long collaboration between producer Ismail Merchant and director James Ivory, Howards End is a luminous vision of E. M. Forster’s cutting 1910 novel about class divisions in Edwardian England. Emma Thompson won an Academy Award for her dynamic portrayal of Margaret Schlegel, a flighty yet compassionate middle-class intellectual whose friendship with the dying wife (Vanessa Redgrave) of rich capitalist Henry Wilcox (Anthony Hopkins) commences an intricately woven tale of money, love, and death that encompasses the country’s highest and lowest social echelons. With a brilliant, layered script by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala (who also won an Oscar) and a roster of gripping performances, Howards End is a work of both great beauty and vivid darkness, and one of cinema’s best literary adaptations. Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

Shirin - Abbas Kiarostami is widely regarded as one of the most important, ambitious and rewarding filmmakers at work today. With Shirin, he continues to explore the potential of cinema, stimulating and challenging the viewer's imagination to an extraordinary degree. What Shirin shows us - and indeed all it shows us - is an audience of more than 100 women who are deeply absorbed in watching a film we never see. We observe instead how the drama plays out on the faces of the audience, seen in close up, mostly one at a time - a mesmerising series of portraits of women, young and old, their expressions variously wistful, quizzical, amused, enraptured and distraught.Based on the powerful 12th Century Persian poem by Nazami, the film-within-the-film is a story of star-crossed lovers and female self-sacrifice that is as well known in modern-day Iran as Romeo and Juliet is in the West. DVD Release Date: October 26th, 2009

Tartan-Palisades Terror Pack - Palisades Tartan has taken over the Tartan library (after they went into administration a year ago). Other than the new slipcase, the discs inside are the same as the Tartan releases of these titles- SLAUGHTER NIGHT, SHEITAN, CARVED: THE SLIT-MOUTHED WOMAN - (they may even be old stock as there is no mention of Palisades or Vivendi Entertainment on the covers which bear the copyright years of Tartan's acquisitions of the titles). That said, there was a fear that some of the Tartan titles would become hard to acquire when Tartan folded but it looks like some (hopefully all) of the Tartan releases will still be available. DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009

Young Soul Rebels - In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations to the sounds of the burgeoning punk, soul and funk scenes. Soul boys Chris (Valentine Nonyela) and Caz (Mo Sessay), a pair of pirate radio DJs, broadcast their show from a friend's garage, tussling with the local skinheads, and clubbing with Chris's sassy music-industry girlfriend Tracy (Sophie Okonedo). But social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man. DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2009

Left Bank - Athlete Marie (Eline Kuppens) suffers an strange injury while trying to qualify for the track finals. Unable to run, Marie distracts herself with a relationship with archery guild dean Bobby (Matthias Schoenaerts). She moves into Bobby's Left Bank apartment and discovers that the previous female tenant had disappeared mysteriously. Marie's mother feels bad vibes and believes that the fault line under the building has a malignant effect on the tenants. Going through a box the woman left behind, she discovers that the left bank in medieval times was an area where witches and plague victims were banished and that the apartment building was built over "The White Woman's Pit" a mysterious well where sacrifices took place. DVD Release Date: October 13, 2009

 Next 2 weeks on the Calendar

Week of November 2nd, 2009


A Christmas Carol [Blu-ray] (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1951) VCI Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Answer Man (John Hindman, 2009) Magnolia

The Answer Man [Blu-ray] (John Hindman, 2009) Magnolia

James Bond 10-Pack [Blu-ray] (Quantum of Solace, Die Another Day, The World is Not Enough, For Your Eyes Only, Moonraker, Live and Let Die, Thunderball, Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Dr. No) MGM

Buck Rogers (Ford I. Beebe, 1939) VCI Entertainment

The Claudette Colbert Collection - (Three-Cornered Moon, Maid of Salem, I Met Him in Paris, Bluebeard's Eighth Wife, No Time for Love and The Egg and I) - Universal

The Dead (John Huston, 1987) Lions Gate

The Film Noir Collection: Volume 1 (The Sniper, The Big Heat, Five Against the House, The Lineup, and Murder by Contract) - Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra [Blu-ray] (Stephen Sommers, 2009) Paramount

Food, Inc. (Robert Kenner, 2008) Magnolia

Forrest Gump [Blu-ray] (Robert Zemeckis, 1994) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Howards End [Blu-ray] (James Ivory, 1992) - Criterion Collection

It's a Wonderful Life b/w & color [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1946) Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Jacques Tati Collection (Jour de fête / Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Mon Oncle / Playtime / Parade) R2 UK BFI
Law of Desire (Pedro Almodóvar, 1987) Sony Pictures

Love Actually [Blu-ray] (Richard Curtis, 2003) - Universal

The Men (Fred Zinnemann, 1950) Republic Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mission Impossible: The Complete TV Series Pack - Paramount

Mother (Bong Joon Ho, 2009) CJ Entertainment

The Narrows (François Velle, 2008) Image Entertainment

The Narrows [Blu-ray] (François Velle, 2008) Image Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Negotiator [Blu-ray] (F. Gary Gray, 1998) Warner Home Video

North by Northwest [Blu-ray] (50th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray Book) - Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Public Enemies [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 2009) R'B' - Universal Pictures UK

The Rockford Files: Movie Collection, Vol. 1 - Universal Studios

The Shield: Complete Series - Sony Pictures

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (Tony Scott, 2009) Sony Pictures
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 [
Blu-ray] (Tony Scott, 2009) Sony Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Transformers/Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen  [Blu-ray] - Dreamworks Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wings of Desire (Wim Wenders, 1987) - Criterion Collection

Wings of Desire [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 1987) - Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wizard of Oz [Blu-ray] (Victor Fleming, 1939) (probably region FREE!) UK Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)


Week of November 9th, 2009


Amelie [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) Icon

Ballast (Lance Hammer, 2008) Kino

Ballast [Blu-ray] (Lance Hammer, 2008) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

The General (2-disc) [Blu-ray] (Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton, 1926) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Godzilla [Blu-ray] (Roland Emmerich, 1998) Sony Pictures

Ghost Story (Stephen Weeks, 1974) Nucleus Films

Hard Candy [Blu-ray] (David Slade, 2005) Icon

Heat [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1995) - Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Heat [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1995) - Region FREE UK - Warner

Ink [Blu-ray] (Jamin Winans, 2009) Indieblitz Releasing

Justice League: The Complete Series - Warner

Lake Tahoe (Fernando Eimbcke, 2008) Film Movement

The Line [Blu-ray] (James Cotten, 2009) Maya Entertainment

Logan's Run [Blu-ray] (Michael Anderson, 1976) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Merry Gentleman (Michael Keaton, 2008) Genius Entertainment

Monsters, Inc, [Blu-ray] (Pete Docter, 2001) Walt Disney Video

The Motorcycle Diaries [Blu-ray] (Walter Salles, 2004) Icon

Near Dark [Blu-ray] (Kathryn Bigelow, 1987) Lions Gate

The Negotiator [Blu-ray] (F. Gary Gray, 1998) Warner Home Video

Once Were Warriors [Blu-ray] (Lee Tamahori, 1994) Icon

The Piano [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1993) Icon

Playing Away (Horace Ove, 1986) R2 UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Three Stooges Collection, Vol. 7: 1952-1954 - Sony Pictures

Up (Bob Peterson, Pete Docter -2009) - Walt Disney Pictures

Up (4 Disc) [Blu-ray] (Bob Peterson, Pete Docter -2009) - Walt Disney Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut [Blu-ray] (Zack Snyder, 2009) Warner Home Video

Wrecked (Harry Schumanski;Bernard Schumanski , 2009) TLA

Young Soul Rebels (Isaac Julien, 1991) R0 PAL UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

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