Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF November 16th, 2015

  This Week's Highlights

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James White [Blu-ray] (Josh Mond, 2015) Alchemy / Millennium

American Horror Project Vol 1 [Blu-ray] - Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973), The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976) - Arrow US

One Eyed Girl [Blu-ray] (Nick Matthews, 2014) Dark Sky Films

5 Dolls for an August Moon [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1970) RB UK Arrow Video

Macbeth [Blu-ray] (Justin Kurzel, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal

Macbeth (Steelbook) [Blu-ray] (Justin Kurzel, 2015) RB UK Studiocanal

The Ken Russell Collection: The Great Passions [Blu-ray] (Always on Sunday, Isadora: The Biggest Dancer in the World (1966), Dante's Inferno (1967) RB UK BFI

The Ken Russell Collection: The Great Composers [Blu-ray] (Elgar (1962), The Debussy Film (1965), Delius: Song of Summer (1968) RB UK BFI

Luc and Jean-Pierre Dardenne: The Early Works - R2 UK Artificial Eye

The Assassin [Blu-ray] (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, 2015) Well Go USA

Burnt [Blu-ray] (John Wells, 2015) Starz / Anchor Bay

Love [Blu-ray] (Gaspar Noé, 2015) RB UK Curzon / Artificial Eye

'Sheba, Baby' [Blu-ray] (William Girdler, 1975) Arrow US

A Faster Horse [Blu-ray] (David Gelb, 2015) FilmRise

The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain [Blu-ray] (Matthew Wolfe, 2013) Incognito

Reform School Girls (Tom DeSimone,1986) R2 UK Arrow

Ricki and the Flash [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 2015) Sony Pictures

Frank Sinatra - All Or Nothing At All [Blu-ray] - Eagle Rock Ent

The Giant Spider Invasion [Blu-ray] (Bill Rebane, 1975) VCI Entertainment

Big Stone Gap [Blu-ray] (Adriana Trigiani, 2014) Universal

Pray for Death [Blu-ray] (Gordon Hessler, 1985) Arrow US

Christmas Eve [Blu-ray] (Edwin L. Marin, 1947) Olive Films

What the Peeper Saw [Blu-ray] (James Kelley, 1972) VCI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Let There Be Light: John Huston's Wartime [Blu-ray] Olive Films

Serial [Blu-ray] (Bill Persky, 1980) Olive Films

Compulsion [Blu-ray] (Richard Fleischer, 1959) RB UK Signal One

Godard: The Essential Collection [Blu-ray] (Breathless, A Woman is a Woman, Le Mepris, Alphaville, Pierrot le Fou) RB UK Studiocanal

American Horror Project Vol 1 [Blu-ray] - Malatesta's Carnival of Blood (Christopher Speeth, 1973), The Witch Who Came from the Sea (Matt Cimber, 1976), The Premonition (Robert Allen Schnitzer, 1976) - RB UK Arrow Video

Bande a Part [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) RB UK BFI

Underground [Blu-ray] (Emir Kusturica, 1995) RB UK BFI

Count Dracula [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1970) Severin Films

Audition [Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 1999) RB UK Arrow Video
Audition Steelbook [
Blu-ray] (Takashi Miike, 1999) RB UK Arrow Video

The Visit [Blu-ray] (M. Night Shyamalan, 2015) Universal Studios

The Walk [Blu-ray] (Robert Zemeckis, 2015)Region FREE UK Sony Pictures

Heroes Behind the Badge [Blu-ray] (Wayne Derrick, 2012) HBTB

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

Veep: Season 4 [Blu-ray] HBO Studios

Frankenstein [Blu-ray] (Bernard Rose, 2015) RB UK Signature Entertainment

Half Nelson [Blu-ray] (Ryan Fleck, 2006) RB UK Axiom Films

Leaving Las Vegas - 20th Anniversary Edition [Blu-ray] (Mike Figgis, 1995) RB UK Studiocanal

Koyaanisqatsi [Blu-ray] (Godfrey Reggio, 1982) RB UK Arrow Academy

Powaqqatsi [Blu-ray] (Godfrey Reggio, 1988) RB UK Arrow Academy

'Sheba, Baby' [Blu-ray] (William Girdler, 1975) RB UK Arrow



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): NOTE: Last minute addition! - Kieslowski's Decalogue on Blu-ray - see HERE. A few negatives this week but we've also been doing a lot of Blu-ray -> Blu-ray comparisons and those results are, generally, positive usually comparing favorably (or equally) with the opposing region's counterpart. Specifically, Arrow's new The Honeymoon Killers Blu-ray matches up very well with the older Criterion - presentation and extras. The same can be said for Eureka Classics' Blu-ray of Byron Haskin's Robinson Crusoe on Mars - excellent a/v and a new commentary. Shout! Factory's new Blu-ray of Donald Cammell's multi-layered thriller White of the Eye is a very solid package - as is the Arrow UK counterpart. Sony's new Cinema Series Blu-ray of Luc Besson's memorable Leon: The Professional showcases the overly green issues of the previous Blu-rays and is a definite improvement and, optionally, housed in a fancy clear case. Kino give us Jonas Mekas' poetic Walden and Lost, Lost, Lost on separate Blu-rays in an attractive avante-garde package loaded with commentaries and extras. BFI brings us Murder at the Cathedral on Blu-ray - a dramatization of the religious/political climate of twelfth-century Britain. I've always thought very highly of Woody Allen’s Shadows and Fog and despite some artifacts on the Twilight Time Blu-ray we still recommend! Broken Lance is a fabulous western - Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Richard Widmark - and get a Blu-ray release with commentary. A must see for the genre. We've revisited Peter Watkins' Punishment Park, David Cronenberg's A History of Violence and Elio Petri's The 10th Victim Blu-rays - all three representing plenty of value although we will be comparing the middle entry to the UK 1080P transfer soon. Catch My Soul is a real oddball production - a rock opera adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello from 1974 - brought to Blu-ray with some insightful supplement back-stories. Being a big Barbara Steele fan I thoroughly enjoyed Severin's new Nightmare Castle - actually a triple feature of a smattering our gal's horror work - there are issues - no original audio, US, shorter, cuts - and minor damage - still we encourage a Blu-ray purchase for the cumulative value. A Hard Day is an amusing and intense, South Korean, thriller on pristine Blu-ray. My impact of Gus Van Sant's Paranoid Park was minimized by the unnecessary widecreen-ification of the film on, the only known, Blu-ray edition. Bah-Humbug. A shame. But my biggest disappointment lies with the new Blu-ray of one of my favorite 50's science-fiction popcorner's This Island Earth which has serious issues both with the authoring (7 email confirmations of the audio reversion to German at each Chapter stop - boo!) and the technical limitations of the video transfer. Pass and hope for better... soon. On DVD Gregory shows us the improvement of the new Warner SD of The Big House - not only a better appearance but substantial extras too. I enjoyed the topic of Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery investigating some of the mystique of the high-end art market. Dartmoor Killing has beautiful visuals but the horror suffers from some style overwhelming narrative, IMO... ..:“I think a plan is just a list of things that don't happen". Have a scintillating week!


The Honeymoon Killers BD - Martha Beck (Shirley Stoler) is sullen, overweight and heartbreakingly alone. Desperate for affection, she joins Aunt Carrie’s Friendship Club and strikes up a correspondence with Ray Fernandez (Tony Lo Bianco), a suave, charismatic smooth talker who could be the man of her dreams—or a wicked con artist bound for trouble. Based on a true story and filmed in documentary-style black and white, The Honeymoon Killers is a stark portrayal of the desperate lengths to which a lonely heart will go to find true love, from brutally immoral killings to a passion that transcends all bounds. Arrow Blu-ray Release Date: November 9th, 2015

Robinson Crusoe on Mars BD - Don't let the dreadful title put you off - this is an interesting curiosity, a relatively straight science fiction adaptation of the Defoe novel, with special effects that don't stand up to today's standards, but some remarkably accurate observations about Mars. An astronaut (Mantee) is stranded on the Red Planet with just his monkey Mona and has to survive (finding oxygen in the rocks, water at the poles, etc). Along comes an alien (Lundin, good performance, lousy monster suit) who is given the name Friday and together they work out a living relationship. It's become something of a cult classic, but deserves a wider audience. Eureka Blu-ray Release Date: November 23rd, 2015

Shadows and Fog BD - Woody Allen’s oxymoronic German Expressionist comedy, Shadows and Fog (1991), features an impressive array of stars including Mia Farrow, John Malkovich, Donald Pleasence, Kathy Bates, Jodie Foster, Lily Tomlin, John Cusack, and Allen himself as a classic nebbish fumbling through a Kafkaesque experience involving a serial killer, a circus, a brothel, and a vigilante mob. Gorgeously photographed in black and white by the great Carlo Di Palma (The Red Desert, Blowup) and featuring the music of Kurt Weill. Blu-ray Release Date: November, 2015

White of the Eye BD - A stylish take on the woman in jeopardy and mad killer genres, White of the Eye poses the question, What would you do if you suspected your loving husband to be a serial killer? Arizonan Paul White (David Keith) is an expert at installing high-end stereo systems in the homes of wealthy citizens. He has been married to Joan (Cathy Moriarty) for ten years, having seduced her away from a violent criminal, Mike DeSantos (Alan Rosenberg). A series of brutal murders of well-to-do women has citizens of Paul and Joan's town on edge. When evidence at the scene of the second murder points to Paul, Joan tries to fend off the suspicions of police detective Charles Mendoza (Art J. Evans), even as she begins to see signs of violence in her husband that confirm the accusation. Director Donald Cammell, who co-wrote the script with his wife China, offers a fragmented narrative characterized by quick cutting; subjective, handheld camera work; and optical tricks that suggest the unraveling of Paul's mind. Shout! Factory Blu-ray Release Date: November 17th, 2015

Broken Lance BD - In this Western with curiously Shakespearean undertones, Matt Devereaux (Spencer Tracy) is a ranch owner who has tried to raise his sons to carry on the fierce, hard-working spirit that helped make him a success. However, as a consequence, he never learned to show them affection and treats his boys little better than the hired help. Joe (Robert Wagner), is Matt's son by Native American wife Senora (Katy Jurado). Because of Joe's mixed ethnicity, he is treated prejudicially by his three half-brothers, Ben (Richard Widmark), Mike (Hugh O'Brian), and Danny (Earl Holliman) -- all Caucasian sons of Matt's first wife. Blu-ray Release Date: November, 2015

This Island Earth BD - Let us start with a plot that rarely gets more appealing for a young adventure-seeking lad of any era: Dr. Cal Meacham (played by tall, dark and absurdly deep-voiced actor Rex Reason) is a handsome scientist, able to dabble in nuclear energy and expertly pilot jet planes. Cal and his Jimmy Olson-like sidekick Joe, played by Robert Nichols, have received a strange metal-paged instruction manual on how to build an "interocitor". This reviewer looks skyward rubbing his jaw as an eerie sequence of single organ notes plays in the background "hmmmm... interocitor you say". Blu-ray Release Date: October 30th, 2015

Nightmare Castle BD - This eerie Gothic thriller offers two Barbara Steeles for the price of one. Steele first portrays the wife of a deranged scientist (Paul Muller) whose latest experiments involve electro-stimulation of human blood. When the mad doctor discovers his wife is having an affair, he tortures, disfigures and kills her alongside her lover, then removes and preserves the hearts of the victims, using their blood to restore youth and beauty to his own lover. When the madman discovers that his late wife left all her wealth to her mentally unstable sister (Steele again, a blonde this time), he quickly sets about courting and marrying the poor girl, then proceeds to drive her completely mad in order to inherit her fortune. It may be an easier task than he predicted -- too easy for comfort, in fact -- since the honeymoon is attended by the spectral presence of the murdered lovers who have risen from their own ashes to avenge their deaths. Blu-ray Release Date: August 18th, 2015

Paranoid Park BD - Paranoid Park is a swooping skateboarding free zone where young men learn to fly. It’s also the title of Gus Van Sant’s most recent film, a haunting, voluptuously beautiful portrait of a teenage boy who, after being suddenly caught in midflight, falls to earth. Like most of Mr. Van Sant’s films “Paranoid Park” is about bodies at rest and in motion, and about longing, beauty, youth and death, and as such as much about the artist as his subject. It is a modestly scaled triumph without a false or wasted moment. Blu-ray Release Date: April 28th, 2008

Catch My Soul BD - Screenwriter John Good's rock & roll adaptation of Shakespeare's Othello is a real oddity and features some surprisingly good tunes. Set in the American Southwest, Othello is a wandering evangelist who happens onto Iago's remote commune. There he marries the lovely Desdemona much to the chagrin of Iago, who also loves her. The conniving commune leader then manages to quietly pressure Othello until murder and tragedy ensue. Blu-ray Release date: November 17th, 2015

A Hard Day BD - A pitch-black comedy with style to burn, A Hard Day depicts a day-in- the-life of a cop that goes from bad to worse to cursed. Driving back from his mother's funeral, homicide detective Gun-soo (Lee Sun-kyun) runs over a man in a dark rural street. In a moment of desperation, he dumps the body in a coffin alongside his mother. The disappearance of his accident victim is investigated by a colleague, and, making matters worse, a witness steps forward, a detective named Park (Cho Jin-woong). Park's motives are less than savory, and he begins issuing threats that become more vicious and hit closer to home. Eventually Gun-soo decides to face Park head-on once and for all. Blu-ray Release date: November 24th, 2015

A History of Violence BD - Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, A History of Violence is the tale of Tom Stall. Tom is a loving family man and well-respected citizen of a small Indiana town. But when two savage criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all that media attention has the likes of mobsters showing up at his doorstep, charging that Tom is someone else they've been looking for. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about? Either way, someone's about to find out if there's a history of violence. Blu-ray Release Date: February 10th, 2009

Walden + Lost, Lost, Lost BD - Jonas Mekas is a filmmaker, artist, poet and writer. He remains one of the most influential figures in independent and underground cinema. Born in Lithuania in 1922, he arrived in 1949 in New York where he co-founded the legendary Film-Makers Cooperative, Film Culture Magazine and Anthology Film Archives, as well as supporting emerging independent voices of the New American Cinema in his column in the Village Voice. He also pioneered the diary form of filmmaking, documenting many of the leading figures and events of the New York art and culture scenes of the 1950s and 60s. Blu-ray Release date: November 17th, 2015

Leon The Professional (CS) BD - As visually stylish as it is graphically violent, this thriller directed by Luc Besson concerns Mathilda (Natalie Portman), a 12-year-old girl living in New York City who has been exposed to the sordid side of life from an early age: her family lives in a slum and her abusive father works for drug dealers, cutting and storing dope. Mathilda doesn't much care for her parents, but she has a close bond with her four-year-old brother. One day, she returns from running an errand to discover that most of her family, including her brother, have been killed in a raid by corrupt DEA agents, led by the psychotic Stansfield (Gary Oldman). Mathilda takes refuge in the apartment of her secretive neighbor, Leon (Jean Reno), who takes her in with a certain reluctance. She discovers that Leon is a professional assassin, working for Tony (Danny Aiello), a mob kingpin based in Little Italy. Wanting to avenge the death of her brother, Mathilda makes a deal with Leon to become her professional. Sony (Cinema Series) Blu-ray Release Date: October 27th, 2015

Murder at the Cathedral BD - This astonishing adaptation of T S Eliot's classic verse drama recounts the love-hate relationship between twelfth-century British monarch Henry II and the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Beckett. Featuring a cast of mainly non-professional actors, the voice of Eliot himself, and music by the internationally renowned composer Lŕszló Lajtha, Hoellering's exquisitely realised film tells the story of Beckett's temptations before his murder in Canterbury Cathedral in II70. Blu-ray Release date: November 23rd, 2015

The 10th Victim BD - That old phrase "you always hurt the one you love" takes on a new meaning in this satiric comedy. In the 21st Century, government and the private sector have come together to create a solution to human aggression by giving it a profitable outlet. "The Big Hunt" is a popular worldwide game show in which contestants, identified as "Hunter" and "Victim" and chosen at random by computer, chase one another around the globe; the player who can kill his counterpart is declared the winner and moves on to another match. After ten wins, the player is retired from the game and gets a cash prize of one million dollars, but few have managed that feat. Blu-ray Release Date: September 13th, 2011

Punishment Park BD - While Peter Watkins' films of the 1960s reflected the political turmoil and tumult of that decade, 1971's Punishment Park offered a disturbing look at the backlash against leftist activism which emerged in the wake of such events as the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and the shootings at Kent State University. Blu-ray Release Date: January 23rd, 2012

The Big House - Not the first of the prison pictures, but the one that truly put the genre on the map. Playboy Kent (Robert Montgomery), driving drunk, kills a couple of pedestrians and is sentenced to a 10-year manslaughter term. His cellmate is forger Morgan (Chester Morris), a tough but essentially decent con; the cell-block leader is Butch (Wallace Beery), whose outer oafishness hides a cruel, calculating mind. Butch lives for the day that he can bust out and doesn't care who gets hurt along the way. Panicking, Kent "rats" on Butch and is murdered during the climactic breakout as a consequence. DVD Release Date: March 11, 2014

Dartmoor Killing - Peter Nicholson co-writes and directs this independent British thriller starring Rebecca Night and Gemma-Leah Devereux as two young women who set off on a hiking weekend. Susan and Becky (Night and Devereux) are old friends who travel to Dartmoor for a much-needed escape from their daily lives. However, an unexpected encounter with a young man on the moors leads to an experience they could never have anticipated... DVD Release Date: October 19th, 2015

Beltracchi - The Art of Forgery - For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. An expert in art history, theory and painting techniques, he tracked down the gaps in the oeuvres of great artists - Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Heinrich Campendonk, André Derain and Max Pechstein, above all - and filled them with his own works. He and his wife Helene would then introduce them to the art world as originals. DVD Release Date: November 17th, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

November 16th, 2015


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

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

The Art of the Heist - 4-disc (Bosie Vincent, Gabriella Polletta, 2015) Acorn Media

Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery (Arne Birkenstock, 2014) Kimstim (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Catch My Soul [Blu-ray] (Patrick McGoohan, 1974) Etiquette Pictures (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Frank Sinatra - All Or Nothing At All [Blu-ray] - Eagle Rock Ent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Requiescant [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1967) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

Requiescant [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1967) Arrow US (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

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


November 23rd, 2015


All My Good Countrymen (Vojtech Jasný, 1969) R2 UK Second Run

Almost an Angel [Blu-ray] (John Cornell, 1990) Olive Films

The Birth of a Nation [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1915) RB UK BFI

Blood and Lace [Blu-ray] (Philip S. Gilbert, 1971) Shout! Factory

Blood Rage [Blu-ray] (John Grissmer, 1987) Arrow US

Blood Rage [Blu-ray] (John Grissmer, 1987) RB UK Arrow

A Child Is Waiting [Blu-ray] (John Cassavetes, 1963) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Color of Noise [Blu-ray] (Eric Robel, 2015) Robellion Films

The Devil's Disciple [Blu-ray] (Guy Hamilton, 1959) Kino (BEAVER REVIEW)

Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] (D. A. Pennebaker, 1967) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Ghost Story [Blu-ray] (John Irvin, 1981) Shout! Factory

A Hard Day [Blu-ray] (Seong-hoon Kim, 2014) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Hurricane [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1937) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ikiru [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) Criterion

It Runs in the Family [Blu-ray] (Fred Schepisi, 2003) Olive Films

The Incredible 2-Headed Transplant [Blu-ray] (Anthony M. Lanza, 1971) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Kid from Cleveland [Blu-ray] (Herbert Kline, 1949) Olive Films

Larger Than Life [Blu-ray] (Howard Franklin, 1996) Olive Films

Love [Blu-ray] (Gaspar Noé, 2015) RB UK Artificial Eye

Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon [Blu-ray] (John Maybury, 1998) RB UK BFI

Making Mr. Right [Blu-ray] (Susan Seidelman, 1987) Olive Films

The Mask 3-D [Blu-ray] (Julian Roffman, 1961) Kino Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mr. Saturday Night [Blu-ray] (Billy Crystal, 1992) Olive Films

Murder in the Cathedral [Blu-ray] (George Hoellering, 1951) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

Nightmares in a Damaged Brain [Blu-ray] (Romano Scavolini, 1981) RB UK 88 Films

No Escape [Blu-ray] (John Erick Dowdle, 2015) Anchor Bay

Nosferatu [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1922) RB UK BFI (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Out 1 (13-Disc) [Blu-ray] (Jacques Rivette, 1971) Carlotta Films

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

The Quiet Man [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1952) RB UK Masters of Cinema

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

Ricki and the Flash [Blu-ray] (Jonathan Demme, 2015) Sony Pictures

Robinson Crusoe on Mars [Blu-ray] (Byron Haskin, 1964) RB UK Eureka Classics (BEAVER REVIEW)

Romance & Cigarettes [Blu-ray] (John Turturro, 2005) Olive Films

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

Southpaw [Blu-ray] (Antoine Fuqua, 2015) Starz / Anchor Bay

Southpaw [Blu-ray] (Antoine Fuqua, 2015) RB UK Eiv

The Square [Blu-ray] (Jehane Noujaim, 2013) City Drive Films

Undercover Blues [Blu-ray] (Herbert Ross, 1993) Olive Films

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

Wake Up & Kill [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1966) RB UK Arrow Video

Wake Up and Kill [Blu-ray] (Carlo Lizzani, 1966) Arrow US


November 30th, 2015


90 Minutes in Heaven [Blu-ray] (Michael Polish, 2015) Universal

The Cannonball Run [Blu-ray] (Hal Needham, 1981) RB UK Mediumrare

The Cannonball Run II [Blu-ray] (Hal Needham, 1984) RB UK Mediumrare

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

Downhill Racer [Blu-ray] (Michael Ritchie, 1969) Criterion

Fort Massacre [Blu-ray] (Joseph M. Newman, 1958) Kino Lorber

The Gunfight at Dodge City [Blu-ray] (Joseph M. Newman, 1959) Kino Lorber

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

The Identity Theft of Mitch Mustain [Blu-ray] (Matthew Wolfe, 2013) Incognito

The Jacques Rivette Collection [Blu-ray] - RB UK Arrow Academy

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

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

Love at Large [Blu-ray] (Alan Rudolph, 1990) Kino Lorber

Mississippi Grind [Blu-ray] (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, 2015) Lionsgate

The Mutilator [Blu-ray] (Buddy Cooper, John Douglass, 1985) RB UK Arrow

Queen of Blood [Blu-ray] (Curtis Harrington, 1966) Kino Lorber

Return to Sender [Blu-ray] (Fouad Mikati, 2015) Image Entertainment

Robbers' Roost [Blu-ray] (Sidney Salkow, 1955) Kino Lorber

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

She Killed in Ecstasy [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1971) RB UK Severin

Tokyo Tribe [Blu-ray] (Shion Sono, 2014) Millennium

Twice-Told Tales [Blu-ray] (Sidney Salkow, 1963) Kino Lorber

Vampyros Lesbos [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1971) RB UK Severin

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


December 7th, 2015


Absolutely Anything [Blu-ray] (Terry Jones, 2015) RB UK Lionsgate

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

Axe/Kidnapped Coed [Blu-ray] - Severin Films

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

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

Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw [Blu-ray] (Mark L. Lester, 1976) Kino Lorber

The Charlie Chaplin Collection - 11 discs [Blu-ray]  RB UK Artificial Eye

Count Dracula [Blu-ray] (Jesús Franco, 1970) Severin Films

The Crooked Way [Blu-ray] (Robert Florey, 1949) Kino Lorber

Day Of The Outlaw [Blu-ray] (Andre De Toth, 1959) Masters of Cinema

Deep Red [4k Remaster] [Blu-ray] (Dario Argento, 1975) RB UK Arrow

F/X2 [Blu-ray] (Richard Franklin, 1991) Kino Lorber

A Faster Horse [Blu-ray] (David Gelb, 2015) FilmRise

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

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

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

The Immortal Story [Blu-ray] (Orson Welles, 1968) Region FREE FR Gaumont

Jellyfish Eyes [Blu-ray] (Takashi Murakami, 2013) Criterion

Knock Knock [Blu-ray] (Eli Roth, 2015) Lionsgate

The Last Horror Film [Blu-ray] (David Winters, 1982) Troma Entertainment

Mia madre [Blu-ray] (Nanni Moretti, 2015) RB UK Artificial Eye

A New Leaf [Blu-ray] (Elaine May, 1971) RB UK Masters of Cinema

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

One Eyed Girl [Blu-ray] (Nick Matthews, 2014) Dark Sky Films

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

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

The Siege of Firebase Gloria [Blu-ray] (Brian Trenchard-Smith, 1989) Kino Lorber

Speedy [Blu-ray] (Ted Wilde, 1928) Criterion

Stalingrad [Blu-ray] (Christian Deick, 2003) Synapse Films

Tabu: A Story of the South Seas [Blu-ray] (F.W. Murnau, 1931) Kino Lorber

Thundercrack! [Blu-ray] (Curt McDowell, 1975) Synapse Films

Triumph of the Will [Blu-ray] (Leni Riefenstahl, 1935) Synapse

You Can't Take It With You [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1938) Sony Pictures

Women's Prison Massacre [Blu-ray] (Bruno Mattei, 1983) Shout! Factory

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

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

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Ikiru [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1952) Criterion 50% OFF

Don't Look Back [Blu-ray] (D. A. Pennebaker, 1967) Criterion 50% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

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The River [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1951) Criterion 50% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

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Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) Criterion 50% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

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Every Man for Himself [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980) Criterion 50% OFF (BEAVER REVIEW)

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