Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF November 13th, 2012

  This Week's Highlights
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The Quiet Man [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1952) Olive Films

Forbidden Games [Blu-ray] (René Clément, 1952) RB UK Studio Canal

Tess [Blu-ray] (Roman Polanski, 1979) RB UK BFI

To Rome with Love [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 2012) Sony

Les Misérables [Blu-ray] (Jean-Paul Le Chanois, 1958) Olive Films

Lawless [Blu-ray] (John Hillcoat, 2012) Starz / Anchor Bay

eXistenZ [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1999) Miramax Echo Bridge

The Master [Blu-ray] (Paul Thomas Anderson , 2012) Weinstein

Tales of the Night [Blu-ray] (Michel Ocelot, 2011) New Video Group

About Cherry [Blu-ray] (Stephen Elliott, 2012) MPI

Wake in Fright [Blu-ray] (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) Image Entertainment

Best in Show [Blu-ray] (Christopher Guest, 2000) Warner

House at the End of the Street [Blu-ray] (Mark Tonderai, 2012) Relativity Media

Perry Mason: The Eighth Season, Vol. 2 - Paramount

New Frontier [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1939) Olive Films

Cujo [Blu-ray] (Lewis Teague, 1983) Olive Films

Trust [Blu-ray] (Hal Hartley, 1990) Olive Films

It's in the Bag [Blu-ray] (Richard Wallace, 1945) Olive Films

Ticks [Blu-ray] (Tony Randel,) Olive Films

Don Giovanni [Blu-ray] (John Macurdy, 1979) Olive Films

Frontier Horizon [Blu-ray] (George Sherman, 1939) Olive Films

King of the Pecos [Blu-ray] (Joseph Kane, 1936) Olive Films

Zulu Dawn [Blu-ray] (Douglas Hickox, 1979) Severin Films

Lost Films Of Herschell Gordon Lewis [Blu-ray] - Linda And Abilene (1969), Ecstasies Of Women (1969), and Black Love (1971) - Vinegar Syndrome

The Imposter (Bart Layton, 2012) Indomina

Angry Boys [Blu-ray] (Chris Lilley, 2011) HBO Studios

Berberian Sound Studio [Blu-ray] (Peter Strickland, 2012) RB UK Artificial Eye

Score [Blu-ray] (Radley Metzger, 1974) RB UK Arrow Film

Black Sunday [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1960) RB UK Arrow Film

The Lickerish Quartet [Blu-ray] (Radley Metzger, 1970) RB UK Arrow Films

Babette's Feast [Blu-ray] (Gabriel Axel, 1987) RB UK Artificial Eye

Mouchette (Robert Bresson, 1967) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Paris, Texas [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 1984) RB UK Axiom Films

Sleeper [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 1973) Sony

Hit & Run [Blu-ray] (David Palmer, 2012) Universal Studios

Shorts HD Presents: Oscar Winning Short Films [Blu-ray] - Funimation

The Czechoslovak New Wave - A Collection - Diamonds of the Night (1964), Intimate Lighting (1965) and The Cremator (1968) - R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Night of the Devils [Blu-ray] (Giorgio Ferroni, 1972) Raro Films

Deadfall [Blu-ray] (Stefan Ruzowitzky, 2012) Magnolia

Trouble With the Curve [Blu-ray] (Robert Lorenz, 2012) Warner

Citadel [Blu-ray] (Ciaran Foy, 2012) New Video Group

Hitler's Children (Edward Dmytryk, 1943) Film Movement

Death Ship [Blu-ray] (Alvin Rakoff, 1980) Scorpion Records

Looper [Blu-ray] (Rian Johnson, 2012) Sony

The Eye of the Storm [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 2011) Sycamore

The Day [Blu-ray] (Douglas Aarniokoski, 2011) Anchor Bay

Prison [Blu-ray] (Renny Harlin, 1988) Shout! Factory

Hysteria [Blu-ray] (Rene Daalder, 1997) Cult Epics

The Jia Zhang-Ke Collection - (Pickpocket, Platform, Unknown Pleasure) - R2 UK Artificial Eye

Cosmopolis [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2012) RB UK Ent. One

Cosmopolis [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2012) Ent. One

Easter Parade [Blu-ray] (Charles Walters, 1948) Warner

Hannah and Her Sisters [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 1986) 20th Century Fox

The Wild Geese [Blu-ray] (Andrew V. McLaglen, 1978) Severin Films

Hope Springs [Blu-ray] (David Frankel, 2012) Sony

Farwell, My Queen [Blu-ray] (Benoît Jacquot, 2012) Cohen Media Group

The Man Who Knew Too Much [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Criterion Collection
The Man Who Knew Too Much (Alfred Hitchcock, 1934) Criterion Collection

The Tin Drum [Blu-ray] (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) Criterion Collection

The Tin Drum (Volker Schlöndorff, 1979) Criterion Collection

Ivan's Childhood [Blu-ray] (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) Criterion Collection

Pina [Blu-ray] (Wim Wenders, 2011) Criterion Collection
Pina (Wim Wenders, 2011) Criterion Collection

Two-Lane Blacktop [Blu-ray] (Monte Hellman, 1971) Criterion Collection


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): I was quite enamored with my viewing of Michael Cimino's masterful Heaven's Gate on Criterion Blu-ray. This will be our top HD pick this week. Noir dominated much of my viewing since the last newsletter and just wonderful to see films like Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. in 1080P as well as the 1946 version of The Postman Always Rings Twice plus the 4 black cinema classics in Olive Films Blu-ray Noir Boxset; Heston and Lizabeth Scott in Dark City, Lancaster, Henreid, Rains and Lorre in Rope of Sand, William Holden in Union Station and Alan Ladd in Appointment With Danger. Grave of the Fireflies is always a draining viewing experience and now a more reasonable Blu-ray has surfaced in the North America - always a digital-library essential. It's very interesting to see the differences between the BFI Pasolini Blu-rays and those in Criterion's Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights). I thoroughly enjoyed Aldrich's Twilight's Last Gleaming - a gripping thriller with political overtones. On DVD, we have the much-anticipated Eclipse 37 - When Horror Came to Shochiku with telling genre titles like The X from Outer Space and Goke, Body Snatcher From Hell. Eric covered Cut to the Chase: The Charley Chase Collection, compared the Masters of Cinema package of Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise, reviewed the French crime-drama Polisse and from his usual fare; covered The Ultimate Zombie Feast. Have a great week!


Twilight's Last Gleaming BD - Nuclear missiles raise their warheads, but this time the paranoia is inward, and it's American vs American as Lancaster's renegade Air Force General captures a Montana missile base in order to 'blackmail' the President into revealing the shameful secrets of former administrations. The plea for 'open' government makes this in many ways the first film of the Carter administration. On reflection, the script is often contrived and the acting less than dynamic. But praise to Aldrich for his no-nonsense direction, which fashions the material into a fairly riveting computer hardware thriller. His handling of the countdown - 'It stopped at 8. Next time they go!' - is sufficiently convincing for one to think that the film and everything else might end prematurely. Aldrich turns in a neat, professional job, and even his use of split-screen is unusually uncluttered. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Eclipse 37 - When Horror Came to Shochiku - Following years of a certain radioactive rubber beast’s domination of the box office, many Japanese studios tried to replicate the formula with their own brands of monster movies. One of the most fascinating dives into that fiendish deep end was the short-lived one from Shochiku, a studio better known for its elegant dramas by the likes of Kenji Mizoguchi and Yasujiro Ozu. In 1967 and 1968, the company created four certifiably batty, low-budget fantasies, tales haunted by watery ghosts, plagued by angry insects, and stalked by aliens—including one in the form of a giant chicken-lizard. Shochiku’s outrageous and oozy horror period shows a studio leaping into the unknown, even if only for one brief, bloody moment. DVD Release Date: November 20th, 2012

Heaven's Gate BD - A breathtaking depiction of the promise and perils of America’s western expansion, Heaven’s Gate, directed by Michael Cimino, is among Hollywood’s most ambitious and unorthodox epics. Kris Kristofferson brings his weathered sensuality to the role of a Harvard graduate who relocates to Wyoming as a federal marshal; there, he learns of a government-sanctioned plot by cattle barons to kill the area’s European settlers for their land. The resulting battle is based on the bloody real-life Johnson County War of 1892. Also starring Isabelle Huppert and Christopher Walken, Heaven’s Gate is a savage and ravishingly shot take on western movie lore. This release presents the full director’s cut, letting viewers today see Cimino’s potent original vision. Blu-ray Release: November 20th, 2012

Cut to the Chase: The Charley Chase Collection - Charles Joseph Parrott of Baltimore, Maryland started out in vaudeville during the rough and tumble days in the first decade of the 20th century. Exactly 100 years ago this year, this young man fresh off the stage, started working at the Christie Film Company. During the next decade he worked as a juvenile lead, a gag writer and a comedy director. When he changed his name to Charley Chase and found himself featured in the Hal Roach s short comedies, he became one of the great geniuses and stars of Hollywood s golden era of silent comedy. As renowned as Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd at the time, Chase easily matched them laugh for laugh. The always-dapper Chase specialized in portraying the pleasant common man with very common skills placed in the most uncommon of circumstances. Chase's best performances at the Roach studio were directed by the legendary Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow, Duck Soup) and featured great character actors of the day including Bull Montana, Max Davidson and the lovely Katherine Grant. Years in the making, this amazing Charley Chase collection features more than five hours of comic masterpieces from the height of Chase s career. The Uneasy Three (from a 35mm print at the Museum of Modern Art) and Charley My Boy (from a 16mm print from the John Hampton Collection, courtesy of the Stanford Theater Foundation) are exclusive to this release. DVD Release: November 6th, 2012

The Postman Always Rings Twice BD - In many ways a more striking reading of Cain's novel than the Rafelson remake, even though required to pussyfoot on the sexual side. With the opening shot of a sign announcing 'Man Wanted', and Turner's first appearance heralded by a lipstick teasingly rolling across the floor to Garfield's feet, no bed is needed to show what she is selling. A drifter passing through, paralysed by her black widow sting, Garfield becomes a man without a will, immobilised in the bleak little California backwater and gradually mired in a cesspit of lust, betrayal and murder that turns too late into love. The plot gathers slack latterly; but this is only a minor flaw in a film, more grey than noir, whose strength is that it is cast as a bleak memory in which, from the far side of paradise, a condemned man surveys the age-old trail through sex, love and disillusionment. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

The Ultimate Zombie Feast - for any zombie movie fan featuring... ...the festival favourite Dead Hungry, ...the action - packed Arise, ...the gory - chic of Paris by Night of the Living Dead, ...the exclusive feature - length Mormon zombie movie The Book of Zombie , ...the clever animation of It Came from the West, of India s first ever zombie films Savages , and ten more zombie short films for fans to devour! DVD Release: October 8th, 2012

The Decameron BD - The first of Pasolini's colourful, entertaining and highly erotic Trilogy of Life films, The Decameron tells ten tales of sex and death, involving lusty nuns and priests, cuckolded husbands, murdered lovers and grave-robbers. Mastered from the original negative, this release features alternative audio options and an original trailer, and also includes Pasolini's rare 1970 film Notes Towards an African Orestes. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

The Canterbury Tales BD - Eight of Geoffrey Chaucer’s lusty tales come to life on-screen in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s gutsy and delirious The Canterbury Tales, which was shot in England and offers a remarkably earthy re-creation of the medieval era. From the story of a nobleman struck blind after marrying a much younger and promiscuous bride to a climactic trip to a hell populated by friars and demons (surely one of the most outrageously conceived and realized sequences ever committed to film), this is an endlessly imaginative work of merry blasphemy, framed by Pasolini’s portrayal of Chaucer himself. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Arabian Nights BD - Pier Paolo Pasolini traveled to Africa, Nepal, and the Middle East to realize this ambitious cinematic treatment of a selection of stories from the legendary The Thousand and One Nights. This is not the fairy-tale world of Scheherazade or Aladdin, though. Instead, the director focuses on the book’s more erotic tales, framed by the story of a young man’s quest to reconnect with his beloved slave girl. Full of lustrous sets and costumes and stunning location photography, Arabian Nights is a fierce and joyous exploration of human sexuality. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Dark City BD - After losing his company’s $5,000 cashier’s check in a crooked card game, a stranger in Chicago commits suicide. The group of gamblers, with Danny Haley (Charlton Heston) as a member, worries about the dangers of cashing the check, but this becomes the least of their worries when the head of the group is found hanged. Police Captain Garvey (Dean Jagger) concludes the hanging to be a case of homicide and discovers that the stranger had a mentally deranged brother who is out to avenge his brother’s death. Fran (Lizabeth Scott), a torch singer desperately in love with Danny, begs him to runaway with her. This classic film noir also features the stars of Dragnet, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, as Danny’s gambling partners. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Appointment With Danger BD - Postal Inspector Al Goddard (Alan Ladd) is assigned to investigate the murder of a fellow officer. The only witness to the crime is Sister Augustine (Phyllis Calvert), who identifies the photograph of one of the assailants. This leads Goddard to a seedy hotel where he learns that the assailant is a member of a gang headed by Earl Boettiger (Paul Stewart), and he soon discovers that the gang is planning a million dollar mail robbery. This classic film noir also features the stars of Dragnet, Jack Webb and Harry Morgan, as Stewart’s Henchmen. This was Alan Ladd’s final Film Noir and was directed by Lewis Allen (The Uninvited). Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Rope of Sand BD - After a two-year hiatus, Mike Davis (Burt Lancaster) returns to the same African city where he was tortured and left for dead at the hands of a sadistic Police Commandant (Paul Henreid). Originally innocent of all charges, Mike is back to claim the diamonds he had supposedly stolen two years ago. He enlists the help of an alcoholic stranger (Peter Lorre) and the doctor (Sam Jaffe), who had helped him back to health. The diamond syndicate head (Claude Rains) recruits a nightclub temptress Suzanne Renaud (Corinne Calvet) to seduce and betray Mike as an alternate to brute force. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Union Station BD - Returning to the city from her wealthy employer residence, Joyce Willecombe (Nancy Olson), spots two armed men on the train. She reports them to the conductor who radios in to the Station’s police. Once at Union station she points out the men to Lt. William Calhoun (William Holden), head of the station’s police squad and they find out that the gunmen are members of a gang who have kidnapped her employer’s blind daughter and are seeking a $100,000 ransom. The Chicago police headed by inspector Donnelly (Barry Fitzgerald), and the FBI are both called in. The action in this classic Film Noir culminates in a chase through the station’s underground tunnels. Directed by Rudolph Maté (D.O.A.). Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Grave of the Fireflies BD - As the Empire of the Sun crumbles upon itself and a rain of firebombs falls upon Japan, the final death march of a nation is echoed in millions of smaller tragedies. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources. Forced to fend for themselves in the aftermath of fires that swept entire cities from the face of the earth, their doomed struggle is both a tribute to the human spirit and the stuff of nightmares. Beautiful, yet at times brutal and horrifying. Blu-ray Release Date: November 13th, 2012

Sunset Blvd. BD - One of Wilder's finest, and certainly the blackest of all Hollywood's scab-scratching accounts of itself, this establishes its relentless acidity in the opening scene by having the story related by a corpse floating face-down in a Hollywood swimming-pool. What follows in flashback is a tale of humiliation, exploitation, and dashed dreams, as a feckless, bankrupt screenwriter (Holden) pulls into a crumbling mansion in search of refuge from his creditors, and becomes inextricably entangled in the possessive web woven by a faded star of the silents (Swanson), who is high on hopes of a comeback and heading for outright insanity. The performances are suitably sordid, the direction precise, the camerawork appropriately noir, and the memorably sour script sounds bitter-sweet echoes of the Golden Age of Tinseltown (with has-beens Keaton, HB Warner and Anna Q Nilsson appearing in a brief card-game scene). Blu-ray Release Date: November 6th, 2012

Trouble in Paradise - When thief Gaston Monescu (Herbert Marshall) meets his true love in pickpocket Lily (Miriam Hopkins), they embark on a scam to rob lovely perfume company executive Mariette Colet (Kay Francis). But when Gaston becomes romantically entangled with Mme. Colet, their larcenous ruse is jeopardized and Gaston is forced to choose between two beautiful women. Legendary director Ernst Lubitsch’s masterful touch is in full flower in Trouble in Paradise, a pinnacle of the sophisticated romantic comedy, loaded with sparkling dialogue, witty innuendo, and elegant comic invention. Masters of Cinema DVD Release Date: November 12th, 2012

Polisse - Maïwenn spent time with the Child Protection Unit in Paris before co-writing, directing and starring in this multi-faceted portrait of the department. She plays a photographer assigned to record the workings of the unit s day shift, following the officers as they deal with each case many of which are based on actual incidents and the impact the job has on their personal lives. The resulting tapestry of working life will appeal to fans of The Wire and Spiral. Starring Karen Viard (Potiche), Joey Starr (22 Bullets), Nicholas Duvauchelle (Braquo), Arnaud Henriet (Mesrine). DVD Release: October 29th, 2012

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

November 12th, 2012


Abraham Lincoln [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1930) Kino

The Barbarian and the Geisha [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1958) 20th Century Fox

The Big Trail [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1930) 20th Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Brave [Blu-ray] (Three-Disc Collector's Edition: Blu-ray / DVD) (Brenda Chapman, 2012) - Buena Vista

Christmas Evil (Lewis Jackson, 1980) R2 UK Arrow Films

Cosmopolis [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 2012) RB UK Ent. One

Dark Horse [Blu-ray] (Todd Solondz, 2011) Arts Alliance

The Dick Van Dyke Show: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - Image Entertainment

E.T The Extra-Terrestrial Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1982) Region FREE UK Universal

Empire of the Sun [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 1987) Warner

Être et avoir [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Philibert, 2002) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

Film Noir Collection: Vol. 1 [Blu-ray] (Rope of Sand, Appointment With Danger, Union Station, Dark City) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Friends: The Complete Series Collection [Blu-ray] Warner

The Great Gatsby [Blu-ray] (Jack Clayton, 1974) Region FREE UK Paramount

Lawrence of Arabia [Blu-ray] (50th Anniversary Collector's Edition) (David Lean, 1962) Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

Natural Selection [Blu-ray] (Robbie Pickering, 2011) Cinema Guild

My Neighbor Totoro [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1988) RB UK Studio Canal

Otto Preminger Collection [Blu-ray (Hurry Sundown, Skidoo, Such Good Friends) - Olive

Pixar Short Films Collection: Volume 2 [Blu-ray] - Disney

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray] (Tay Garnett, 1946) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Postman Always Rings Twice [Blu-ray] (Bob Rafelson, 1981) Warner

The Selznick Collection [Blu-ray] (Nothing Sacred, A Farewell To Arms, A Star is Born, Bird of Paradise, Little Lord Fauntleroy) - Kino  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sergei Eisenstein: Double Feature [Blu-ray] (Battleship Potemkin & Strike) - Kino

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (Ludwig Berger, Michael Powell, 1940) RB DE Sony Pictures

Trilogy of Life [Blu-ray] (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)
Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) Criterion

Trouble in Paradise (Ernst Lubitsch, 1932) R2 UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Twilight's Last Gleaming [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1977) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

We Can't Go Home Again [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1976) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Week End [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)
Week End (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967) Criterion



November 19th, 2012


The Colditz Story [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1955) RB UK Studio Canal

The Duellists [Blu-ray] (Ridley Scott, 1977) Shout! Factory

Eclipse Series 37: When Horror Came to Shochiku (The X from Outer Space; Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell; The Living Skeleton; Genocide) - Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (Collector's Edition) (2012) - HBO

Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1988) Section 23 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Heaven's Gate [Blu-ray] (Michael Cimino, 1980) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)
Heaven's Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980) Criterion

The Man in the White Suit [Blu-ray] (Alexander Mackendrick, 1951) RB UK Studio Canal

The Pete Walker Collection [Blu-ray] (House of Whipcord, Die Screaming Marianne, The Comeback, Schizo) - Redemption

The Portrait of a Lady [Blu-ray] (Jane Campion, 1996) Shout! Factory

Ramrod [Blu-ray] (Andre De Toth, 1947) - Olive Films

The Rite [Blu-ray] (Mikael Håfström, 2011) New Line

A Simple Life [Blu-ray] (Ann Hui, 2011) RB UK Spirit Entertainment

That's Entertainment Trilogy Giftset [Blu-ray] - Warner

The Trap [Blu-ray] (Norman Panama, 1959) - Olive Films

Zorro [Blu-ray] (Duccio Tessari, 1975) Somerville



November 26th, 2012


The Czechoslovak New Wave - A Collection - Diamonds of the Night (1964), Intimate Lighting (1965) and The Cremator (1968) - R2 UK Second Run (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Day [Blu-ray] (Douglas Aarniokoski, 2011) Anchor Bay

In Your Hands [Blu-ray] (Lola Doillon, 2010) RB UK Artificial Eye

It Always Rains on Sunday [Blu-ray] (Robert Hamer, 1947) RB UK Artificial Eye

The Jia Zhang-Ke Collection - (Pickpocket, Platform, Unknown Pleasure) - R2 UK Artificial Eye

Lawless [Blu-ray] (John Hillcoat, 2012) Starz / Anchor Bay

Men in Black 3 [Blu-ray] (Barry Sonnenfeld, 2012) Sony Pictures

The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
The Passion of Joan of Arc [
Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Passion of Joan of Arc LE Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)


Southern Comfort [Blu-ray] (Walter Hill, 1981) RB UK Second Sight Films

Zombie Flesh Eaters Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Lucio Fulci, 1979) RB UK Arrow Films


December 3rd, 2012


Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry [Blu-ray] (Alison Klayman, 2012) MPI

Angry Boys [Blu-ray] (Chris Lilley, 2011) HBO Studios

The Blue Angel [Blu-ray] (Josef von Sternberg, 1930) Kino

Brazil [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1985) Criterion

The Dark Knight Rises [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2012) Warner

eXistenZ [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1999) Miramax Echo Bridge

Finding Nemo [Blu-ray] (Three-Disc Collector's Edition: Blu-ray/DVD in DVD Packaging) (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003) Walt Disney

Finding Nemo [Blu-ray] (Five-Disc Ultimate Collector's Edition: Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD + Digital Copy) (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003) Walt Disney

Finding Nemo [Blu-ray] (Three-Disc Collector's Edition: Blu-ray/DVD in Blu-ray Packaging) (Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich, 2003) Walt Disney

Floating Weeds (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Floating Weeds [
Blu-ray] (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Francis Ford Coppola: 5-Film Collection [Blu-ray] (Apocalypse Now/Apocalypse Now Redux/One From the Heart/Tetro/The Conversation) - LionsGate

Gate of Hell (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) R2 UK Masters of Cinema
Gate of Hell [
Blu-ray] (Teinosuke Kinugasa, 1953) RB UK Masters of Cinema

Hope Springs [Blu-ray] (David Frankel, 2012) Sony

Oklahoma! [Blu-ray] (Trevor Nunn, 1999) Image Entertainment

Purple Noon (René Clément, 1960) Criterion

Purple Noon [Blu-ray] (René Clément, 1960) Criterion

Samsara [Blu-ray] (Pan Nalin, 2001) MPI

Simpsons: Season 15 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Suddenly [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1954) Image Entertainment

Tell No One [Blu-ray] (Guillaume Canet, 2006) Music Box Films


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