Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF November 16th, 2009


This Week's Highlights

Rozhbash! - 26 new reviews and/or comparisons this week. Lynch, Soderbergh, Cimino, Godard all in Blu-ray plus Tati, Chan-wook Park, some comedies, a documentary, an homage to Peckinpah, a Mexican Horror, a modern Italian masterpiece..... We have a slew of Calendar Updates, continued sales, another contest (with a Criterion Blu-ray prize) and more...

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Une femme mariée [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) Eureka - Masters of Cinema

Lubitsch In Berlin (The Doll/The Oyster Princess/I Don't Want to be a Man/Sumurun/Anna Boleyn/The Wildcat) R2 UK Eureka - Masters of Cinema

The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset - R2 UK Eureka

Agantuk aka The Stranger (Satyajit Ray, 1991) R2 UK Mr. Bongo

The Green Mile [Blu-ray] (Frank Darabont, 1999) Warner

Seventy-8 (Erik Clapp, 2004) R Squared Films

Queen To Play (Caroline Bottaro, 2009) Liberation

Green Fish (Chang-dong Lee, 1997) Pathfinder

Shaw Brothers Metal Tin: Epic Heroes (Heroes Shed No Tears, The Heroic Ones, Delightful Forest and Two Champions of Shaolin) Well Go USA

Fear of Fiction (Charlie Ahearn, 2000) Brink

The Curse of the Crying Woman (Rafael Baledon, 1961) Synapse Films

Red Road [Blu-ray] (Andrea Arnold, 2006) R'B' UK Verve Pictures

The Wicker Man [Blu-ray] (Robin Hardy, 1973) R'B' UK - Optimum

Funny Games U.S. [Blu-ray] (Michael Haneke, 2007) R'B' UK Spirit Ent. Ltd

Clash of the Titans [Blu-ray] (Desmond Davis, 1981) R'B' UK - Warner Home Video

An Education [Blu-ray] (Lone Scherfig, 2009) R'B' UK E1 Entertainment

Kamikaze Girls [Blu-ray] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2004) R'B' UK Third Window

Atonement [Blu-ray] (Joe Wright, 2007) Universal

Casablanca [Blu-ray] (Michael Curtiz, 1942) Warner Home Video

I Come with the Rain [Blu-ray] (Anh Hung Tran, 2008) AVEX

The African Queen (John Huston, 1951) Paramount

The African Queen [Blu-ray] (John Huston, 1951) Paramount

P [Blu-ray] (Paul Spurrier, 2005) Tartan/Palisades

The Butcher [Blu-ray] (Kim Jin-Won, 2007) Tartan/Palisades

Red Cartoons: Animated Films from East Germany - First Run Features

First Films: Forman/Kaufman - Black Peter/Goldstein - Facets

Flame & Citron (Ole Christian Madsen, 2008) Mpi Home Video

Troubled Water (Erik Poppe, 2008) Film Movement

Island Etude (Huai-en Chen, 2007) Vanguard Cinema

Rome: The Complete Series - HBO Home Video

Rome: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - HBO Home Video

Pontypool (Bruce McDonald, 2008) IFC

The Secret People (Thorold Dickinson, 1952) R2 UK Optimum

The Queen of Spades (Thorold Dickinson, 1949) R2 UK Optimum

The White Ribbon (Michael Haneke, 2009) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Pontypool [Blu-ray] (Bruce McDonald, 2008) R'B' UK Spirit Entertainment

Katalin Varga (Peter Strickland, 2009) R2 UK Artificial Eye

Best Of British Crime Collection (The Flesh is Weak, They Made Me a Fugitive and A Taste of Excitement) R2 UK Odeon

Pride & Prejudice Blu-ray] (Joe Wright, 2005) Universal

Microcosmos [Blu-ray] (Claude Nuridsany + Marie Pérennou, 1996) R'B' UK Second Sight Films Ltd

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ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey):  With so much covered this week - I'll try to focus on the highlights. I'm guessing I've seen The Deer Hunter 6 or 7 times in my life prior to this recent A + B coded Blu-ray release... but Cimino's masterpiece has never impacted me so intensely seeing it in the glory of 1080P. I give this entry from The Studio Canal Collection as the review release of the week. Prominent mention should be given to the Criterion Blu-ray of Matteo Garrone's Gomorrah. I got some enjoyment out of Apatow's Funny People and the package is valuably stacked. It was interesting to revisit Lynch's The Elephant Man and Soderbergh's sex, lies and videotape in the higher resolution. I'd give the higher recommendation to the former. DVD-wise I seem to have appreciated Jarmusch's The Limits of Control more than some - and I think Luxury Car is worth viewing - if not by the overpriced DVD. Park Chan-wook's Thirst should appease his fan base and those keen on the horror genre and cinephiles should strongly consider Kent MacKenzie's The Exiles.


Brüno BR - Brüno is the host of an Austrian TV show called Funkyzeit, where high fashion and what is or is not fashionable is laid bare and laid waste by its arbitrary host. When he is fired for disrupting a fashion show in Milan, Brüno goes on a quest for even greater celebrity, starting with making a pilot for a celebrity interview show in which he critically comments on a celebrity's fetus. As in Borat he finds his way to the United States where he tries to get a talent agent (Lloyd Robinson) to make him an "overnight star;" he adopts a black African baby to take advantage of the charity business; he interviews presidential hopefuls (real ones, like Ron Paul); he interviews Dallas Cowboys, goes out shooting with rednecks, tries to covert to heterosexuality, even joins the Army. Despite his over-the-top gay persona, he is always taken seriously until the bubble bursts and homophobia kicks in. Blu-ray Release date: November 17th, 2009

Funny People
BR - George Simmons is a famous stand-up comedian who learns that he has a terminal illness and less than a year to live. When, he meets Ira, a struggling comedian at a comedy club where both the comedians are performing, George hires Ira to be his personal assistant and opening act at his performances. The two forge a close friendship as George helps Ira with his career and Ira helps George find closure in his legacy. However, when George learns that his disease has gone into remission and an ex-girlfriend re-enters his life, he's inspired to reevaluate what is important to him and what truly gives meaning to his life. Blu-ray Release date: November 24th, 2009

The Answer Man
BR - Twenty years ago, in 1988, Arlen Faber (Jeff Daniels) published his book "Me and God," a quasi-autobiographical dialogue with God that some took as Gospel, others philosophical. The book immediately became a best seller, was translated into a halfzillion languages, spawned dozens of books by other writers spinning off on its ideas, and pretty much cornering the "God market." Blu-rayRelease date: November 3rd, 2009

The Way of the Gun
BR - Many will undoubtedly remark upon the similarities between The Way of the Gun and the films of Quentin Tarantino. However, while it would be disingenuous to assume that writer/director Christopher McQuarrie was not influenced by the likes of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction, the real source of his inspiration seems to be coming from another direction. Watching The Way of the Gun, there are times when the presence of Sam Peckinpah's ghost is almost palpable. Although McQuarrie (the screenwriter for The Usual Suspects making his directorial debut here) lacks Peckinpah's polished style, the setting, characters, and unvarnished, visceral violence all pay homage to the late, great filmmaker. Blu-ray Release date: November 24th, 2009

Food Inc.
BR - For most Americans, the ideal meal is fast, cheap, and tasty. Food, Inc. examines the costs of putting value and convenience over nutrition and environmental impact. Director Robert Kenner explores the subject from all angles, talking to authors, advocates, farmers, and CEOs, like co-producer Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Farms), and Barbara Kowalcyk, who's been lobbying for more rigorous standards since E. coli claimed the life of her two-year-old son. The filmmaker takes his camera into slaughterhouses and factory farms where chickens grow too fast to walk properly, cows eat feed pumped with toxic chemicals, and illegal immigrants risk life and limb to bring these products to market at an affordable cost. Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

The Elephant Man
BR - Lynch's follow-up to his 1978 cult classic ERASERHEAD is a striking blend of art and entertainment, which earned the film eight Academy Award nominations in 1980. Freddie Francis's breathtaking black-and-white cinematography combines with John Morris's score to re-create Victorian England with a deeply haunting beauty. It is the compassionate performances of Hurt and Hopkins that lift THE ELEPHANT MAN to a more emotional level, however, bringing an inspired sadness to Lynch's striking vision. Blu-ray Release date: September 18th, 2009

Two Girls and a Guy
BR - Except for a brief bit at the beginning of the movie when a passing lothario tries vainly to pick up Lou (Natasha Gregson Wagner), there are only three characters with speaking parts: Lou, Carla (Heather Graham) and Blake (Robert Downey, Jr.) Once inside the building, the action takes place on just a single set, more or less in real time. Graham and Wagner are gorgeous and tomboyish; Downey is astonishing as he tries to make sense of himself; and, in case there was any doubt in your mind, we see here how our species has survived despite the basic weakness of male ego and his (i.e., our) ability to lie his way out of or into anything. Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

Aliens in the Attic
BR - Rare in this environment of political correctness, and given every opportunity to be otherwise, Aliens in the Attic is unabashedly message and irony- free. It's a fun piece of completely frivolous, though not particularly silly family entertainment. It's a sort of Invaders from Mars meets E.T. by way of English-speaking Gremlins – but without the terror or the tears. On the other hand, it's really not much of a movie. It has little suspense or punch, and it takes too long for the lead character, Tom Pearson (Carter Jenkins), to find his worth. Even so, I enjoyed the time I spent with it, though I doubt it has strong rewatchable credentials. Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

The Black Pit of Dr. M - Asylum director Dr. Mazil (Rafael Bertrand) is obsessed with discovering what lies beyond death. He rushes to the deathbed of his former partner Dr. Aldama to remind him of their pact that whoever died first would return to tell the other about the "mysteries beyond the tomb." After Aldama's death, Mazil holds a seance to contact his dead friend who warns him of the price he will have to pay to learn these mysteries. Mazil insists that he wants to know and Aldama's spirit tells him that in three months a door will open that will allow Mazil to discover for himself what lies beyond death setting off a chain of events involving Aldama's damsel-in-distress daughter, a madwoman, an acid-scarred madman, premature burial, and grisly murders. Aside from its acid-scarred madman, THE BLACK PIT OF DR. M is a more reserved gothic horror film compared to THE BRAINIAC's brain-sucking alien or German Robles' impressive cloaked vampiric aristocrat in the EL VAMPIRO films. The black and white photography is wonderfully moody, cloaking Mazil's asylum in deep shadows. The studio-bound exteriors are reminiscent of old Hollywood horror films (note the impressive torchlit funeral sequence early on). The film was produced by prolific Mexican director Arturo Ripstein (THE CASTLE OF PURITY). DVD Release Date: September 29th, 2009

M. Hulot's Holiday - Pipe-smoking Monsieur Hulot, Jacques Tati’s endearing clown, takes a holiday at a seaside resort where his presence provokes one catastrophe after another. Tati’s wildly funny satire of vacationers determined to enjoy themselves includes a series of precisely choreographed sight gags involving dogs, boats, and firecrackers. The first entry in the Hulot series is a masterpiece of gentle slapstick. BFI's Jacques Tati Collection Release Date: November 2nd, 2009

Mon Oncle -David Kehr calls “Mon oncle” a transitional film, between Tati’s fame as Hulot and the ideas of “Playtime”. Hulot is not as central as in “Les Vacance de Mr Hulot”, nor is the films as idyllic French in style, and, we now can say thanks to the restoration of “Jour de Fete”, Tati again used colours, but this time more to underline the graphic design of the scene. But all that and Tati's comedy techniques aside, “Mon oncle” is a film with heart. BFI's Jacques Tati Collection Release Date: November 2nd, 2009

Jour de Fete - I had the opportunity to se the color version of this film for the first time. There is nothing in resent film history, that give me as much, as "Jour de fete". It's not simply a comedy from one of the genius in the film history - but much more. Today the prints condition is quite poor with vanishing colors of life and people in a small French village. Some directors need three hours of murders and death to make a similar kaleidoscope of life, but Tati manages in a very short time to paint a rich background for many individuals desires and dreams. BFI's Jacques Tati Collection Release Date: November 2nd, 2009

BR - Based on the book by Roberto Saviano, Garrone's crime epic is a powerful indictment of the corruption that is running rampant in Italy. His decision to present such a wide spectrum of characters enables him to show just how deeply everyone is impacted by this terrifying, unchecked display of criminal power. Cinematically, he employs a dizzying array of styles in order to further establish the frighteningly ungoverned atmosphere that pervades this community. GOMORRAH succeeds as both visceral entertainment and thoughtful social commentary. Criterion Blu-ray Release Date: November 24th, 2009

Say Anything
BR - For the two or three of you that didn't catch this iconic movie at its theatrical release or since on the tube or in its many incarnations on video, what we have here is a 20th anniversary excuse for its appearance on high def. And why not? We have Cameron Crowe, the man who began life at Ridgemont High as writer – Say Anything would be his first whack at directing and writing both, and I guess he took his title seriously. His cast, as it was with Ridgemont High, perfection: John Cusack at his most self-effacing, Ione Sky at her most lovely and disarming girl-next-door, and John Mahoney before Frasier's cane. Blu-ray Release date: November 3rd, 2009

The Limits of Control - The fun here is in the experience of simply watching and listening, each of equal importance. "The Limits of Control" has one of the most evocative ambient soundtracks I have ever heard. In almost every scene, we are made privy to the bustle of the surrounding neighborhood. Even when The Lone Man lies in bed staring at the ceiling, we hear cars and voices from outside. Even in a simple shot where The Lone Man watches The Mexican (Gael Garcia Bernal) walk to his truck, the soundtrack is filled with barking dogs and chirping birds. The only silent moments are when The Lone Man does his meditation exercises. DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

sex, lies and videotape
BR - With smoldering sensuality and biting humor, the surprising relationship between the three title subjects is revealed in sex, lies, and videotape, the most-talked about erotic comedy of the decade. James Spader (Stargate) ran away with the Best Actor prize at the Cannes Film Festival for his brilliantly understated and seductive performance as Graham, a long-lost college friend who drifts back into town and into the lives of John, a self-involved philanderer, his angelic wife, Ann, and her saucy sister, Cynthia. One by one, each is drawn into the very personal project Graham is working on, leaving the relationships between them forever transformed. A monumental debut effort from first-time feature director Steven Soderbergh. Blu-ray Release date: November 17th, 2009

Luxury Car - In this award-winning drama, an old schoolteacher travels from his small village to the city of Wuhan in search of his missing son, who his dying wife wants to see one last time. But instead of finding their son, he discovers his daughter working as a karaoke bar escort, and her mobster boyfriend might be linked to his son's disappearance. Fast-paced and suspenseful, with a beautiful performance by Chinese star Tian Yuan, Luxury Car illustrates the painful reality of parents who have lost contact with their children through rural exodus and political upheaval in China. DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

Erotic Daughters of Emmanuelle - Lusty Nobel Prize winning Professor Muller (Jacques Insermini) flees the city for the countryside where he becomes a pimp called The Lumberjack and opens up an exclusive brothel. His son Jean-Marc (director Jean-Marie Pallardy) disapproves and just happens to fall for Isabelle (Willeke van Ammelrooy) who happens to be a police spy who abruptly switches sides ("Being a cop doesn't stop me from being a woman") when she discovers that the police are only concerned with the operation because it is attracting the top tier of beautiful girls away from Paris. Internal rivalries are resolved with a bit of blackmail, voyeurism, rape, and a scuffle in a muddy quarry and the protagonists must then face off against the police. DVD Release Date: September 29th, 2009

The Deer Hunter
BR - Looking at “Deer Hunter” as a whole, it has many scenes or sequences, which one can pick out and dwell upon or talk endlessly in enthusiasm, like grandeur of the wedding sequence, the Widerbergian drop of wine on the wedding dress, the close-ups of de Niro hunting, the fragility of Streep, despite that most would pick the “I love you baby” scene as their favourite. “Deer Hunter” is a film with so much detail in each scene and every scenic detail, that it steals our attention. It is larger than any single statement about how great its direction, cinematography, acting and storytelling is, as each element enriches the other. It is a film that with time has unfolded its greatness to become one of the greatest American films ever made. Blu-ray Release Date: September 28th, 2009

Ice Age 3 - Dawn of the Dinosaurs
BR - "Dawn"? Shouldn't that be "Return"? Even the characters in this movie know these dinocritters have been extinct for some while now. Title aside, Ice Age 3 has two things going for it that were pretty much absent in the first two movies: serious color and up-to-date animation. You'll remember that the first two movies had a great deal of blue sky and white snow and ice on which to place their perilously two-dimensional movement – not that this was a fault, at least not in the original. On the contrary, I took it all as something of a breath of fresh air – a kind of return to the roots, as it were. But by Ice Age 2: The Meltdown the lack of visual substance was becoming a liability, especially in terms of color. Enter the dinosaurs, who, if nothing else, demand an entirely new lost world in which to lose our characters – and it is a world rich in saturated color. Hurrah! Blu-ray Release date: October 27th, 2009

Thirst - When priest Sang-hyun (Song) volunteers for a medical experiment, a transfusion turns him into a vampire. Soon he’s drawn to Tae-ju (Kim), the put-upon wife of an old friend. The couple kill her husband, and Tae-ju turns into a bloodthirsty creature... The whole world seems to be intent on turning out vampire movies, TV shows and novels at the moment. Yet Park Chan-wook, the Korean director who made Oldboy, has still managed a fresh spin on the subgenre in this lengthy, quirky tale. DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

The Exiles - THE EXILES chronicles one night in the lives of young Native American men and women living in the Bunker Hill district of Los Angeles. A formally wealthy neighborhood of decayed Victorian mansions and skid-row apartment buildings. Gritty, realistic and far ahead of its time made in a period when Hollywood films featured Native Americans as noble savages. Using a script created exclusively from recorded interviews with the participants and their friends, the film follows a group of exiles transplants from Southwest reservations as they flirt, drink, party, fight, and dance. DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2009

Saturn Drive-In - THE VELVET TRAP's femme-noir setting is a world where "Love is the king of four letter words" where women don't so much "get what they deserve" for being tempting so much as they are from the outset assumed to be whores and the rightful prey of conniving men and complicit women. Without exception, the men in Julie's life use and abuse her for money and kicks. Things are grim and stay grim. Nudity is rather chaste for the most part. The shower scene is the film's big peekaboo moment in which what seems to be a hose sprays water onto a glass plate in front of the nude Julie (who never seems to get wet). DVD Release Date: October 13th, 2009

Can I Do It 'Til I Need Glasses - Not even intermittently funny, CAN I DO IT... TIL I NEED GLASSES is as low-brow as seventies comedy can get. A random series of comedic sketches with no framing device, most of the skits are protracted enactments of jokes that could have been told in two or three sentences. For instance: a husband answers his door and finds a naked man on the doorstep with a bag over his head holding a gun. The husband begs the man not to kill him. The man reveals he's not a robber but a rapist. The punchline: the husband shouts to his wife "Honey, it's for you." That's it, end of sketch. It's like R-rated visualizations of pages from those politically incorrect joke books from the sixties and seventies you find on the bookshelf in your uncle's den (which hasn't been remodeled since presumably the seventies).

BR - I can remember how puzzled Iwas by this gorgeous film as an undergraduate. Though it was Godard's sixth feature, it was only the third to be released in the United States, preceded by Breathless in 1961 and by Vivre sa vie in 1963. The first of these was a cheap American-style thriller in black and white, the second a cheap French-style art film in black and white; Contempt, in glorious Technicolor and 'Scope, clearly didn't belong to either category. A big international coproduction (starring Brigitte Bardot and Jack Palance) that even played in my hometown in Alabama, it virtually began with a scene in which Bardot was stretched out nude on a bed beside a fully clothed, then-unknown Michel Piccoli while they engaged in a curious romantic dialogue about how much he loved her various parts; a seemingly unmotivated use of red and blue filters punctuated the full-color shots. Coproduced by the vulgar American showman Joseph E. Levine--best known at the time for his distribution of Italian-made Hercules movies with Steve Reeves and his subsequent involvement with Federico Fellini--Contempt could only seem the grotesque marriage of crass exploitation and high art. (In fact, all the nude shots of Bardot were ordered by Levine after Godard considered the film done; acceding to the producer's request as literally as possible, he even clarified the commodification process in the opening evaluation of Bardot's body.) Blu-ray Release Date: September 18th, 2009

 Next 2 weeks on the Calendar

Week of November 16th, 2009


Allan Dwan Boxset - Silver Lode (1954), Passion (1954), Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) , Escape to Burma (1955), Pearl of the South Pacific (1955), Tennessee's Partner (1955), Slightly Scarlet (1956) - R2 FR - Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

Avant-Garde 3: Experimental Cinema 1922-1954 - Kino

Betty Blue (Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986) Cinema Libre

Downhill Racer (Michael Ritchie, 1969) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Exiles (Kent MacKenzie, 1961) - Milestone (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fear of Fiction (Charlie Ahearn, 2000) Brink

Fight Club  [Blu-ray] (David Fincher, 1999) Twentieth Century Fox (BEAVER REVIEW)

Film Noir Collection (Fallen Angel (1945), Whirlpool (1949), Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950), and Night in the City (1950) R2 UK BFI

For All Mankind Al Reinert, 1989) - R'B' UK - Eureka MoC

For All Mankind [Blu-ray] (Al Reinert, 1989) - R'B' UK - Eureka MoC

Franklyn [Blu-ray] (Gerald McMorrow, 2008) Image Entertainment

Galaxy Quest [Blu-ray] (Dean Parisot, 1999) - Dreamworks Video

Gone with the Wind (70th Anniversary Ultimate Collector's Edition) (Victor Fleming, 1939)- Warner Home Video

Gone with the Wind [Blu-ray] (Victor Fleming, 1939) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Gone with the Wind [Blu-ray] (Victor Fleming, 1939) (probably Region FREE) UK - Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Green Mile [Blu-ray] (Frank Darabont, 1999) (probably Region FREE) UK - Warner

How to Be (Oliver Irving, 2008) MPI

Is Anybody There? [Blu-ray] (John Crowley, 2008) Magnolia

Kevin Smith Box Set [Blu-ray] (Clerks, Chasing Amy and Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back) - Miramax

Léon The Professional [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 1994) Sony Pictures

The Limits of Control (Jim Jarmusch, 2009) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Luxury Car (Wang Chao, 2006) First Run Features (BEAVER REVIEW)

North by Northwest [Blu-ray] (Alfred Hitchcock, 1959) (probably region FREE) UK Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rome: The Complete Series - HBO Home Video

Rome: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] - HBO Home Video

Sex, Lies, and Videotape [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 1989) Sony (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shaw Brothers Metal Tin: Epic Heroes (Heroes Shed No Tears, The Heroic Ones, Delightful Forest and Two Champions of Shaolin) Well Go USA

Soul Power (Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, 2008) - R2 UK Eureka [Masters of Cinema]
Soul Power [
Blu-ray] (Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, 2008) - R'B' UK Eureka [Masters of Cinema]

Star Trek XI (J.J. Abrams, 2009) - Paramount

Star Trek XI (3-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray] (J.J. Abrams, 2009) - Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

Star Trek: The Original Series Remastered Season 2 [Blu-ray] - (most probably Region FREE) UK - Paramount

Star Trek XI (3-Disc Edition) [Blu-ray] (Exclusive to (J.J. Abrams, 2009) - (most probably Region FREE) UK - Paramount (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Terence Davies Collection - DISTANT VOICES STILL LIVES (1988), THE LONG DAY CLOSES (1992), and OF TIME AND CITY - R2 UK BFI

Thirst (Park Chan-wook, 2009) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wagon Train - The Complete First Season - Timeless Media Group



Week of November 23rd, 2009


A Walk In The Sun (Lewis Milestone, 1945) VCI Entertainment

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Season Four - Universal Studios

Angel Heart [Blu-ray] (Alan Parker, 1987) Lionsgate

Angels & Demons [Blu-ray] (Ron Howard, 2009) Sony Pictures

Art of Love (Walerian Borowczyk, 1983) Severin Films

Coco Before Chanel (Anne Fontaine, 2009) R'2 UK - Optimum

Coco Before Chanel [Blu-ray] (Anne Fontaine, 2009) R'B' UK - Optimum

Crossing Over [Blu-ray] (Wayne Kramer, 2009) R'B UK Entertainment in Video

Cujo (25th Anniversary Edition) [Blu-ray] (Lewis Teague, 1983) Lionsgate

The Curse of the Crying Woman (Rafael Baledon, 1961) Synapse Films

Encounters (Pat Kelman, 2005) Celebrity Video Distribution

Frailty [Blu-ray] (Bill Paxton, 2001) Lions Gate Home Entertainment

Funny People [Blu-ray] (Judd Apatow, 2009) Universal Studios (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Golden Age of Television - Criterion Collection

Gomorrah (Matteo Garrone, 2008) Criterion Collection
Gomorrah [
Blu-ray] (Matteo Garrone, 2008) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

Green Fish (Chang-dong Lee, 1997) Pathfinder

House On Sorority Row (Mark Rosman, 1983) Liberation

Hunchback of the Morgue (Javier Aguirre, 1972) MYA Communications

Island Etude (Huai-en Chen, 2007) Vanguard Cinema

The Maiden Heist (Peter Hewitt, 2009) Sony Pictures

The Monster Squad [Blu-ray] (Fred Dekker, 1987) Lionsgate

My Brilliant Career [Blu-ray] (Gillian Armstrong, 1979) Blue Underground

The Peter Pan Formula (Chang-ho Cho, 2005) Pathfinder

Queen To Play (Caroline Bottaro, 2009) Liberation

The Rebirth (Masahiro Kobayashi, 2007) Facets

Seventy-8 (Erik Clapp, 2004) R Squared Films

Silent Scream (Denny Harris, 1980) Scorpion Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs 2-disc DVD (David Hand, 1937) Walt Disney Studios

The Sopranos: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray] - HBO

Superman: The Complete Animated Series (8-disc) - Warner Home Video

Three Monkeys (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2008) Zeitgeist Films

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

The Way of the Gun [Blu-ray] (Christopher McQuarrie, 2000) Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Complete Lone Wolf & Cub Boxset - R2 UK Eureka

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