Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF November 24th, 2014

  This Week's Highlights

Manantaw si kayu? Another strong week that includes Blu-rays by Criterion, Masters of Cinema, of films by Bernardo Bertolucci, Fritz Lang, Stanley Kramer, Les Blank, Robert Altman, Liliana Cavani, Otto Preminger, Todd Haynes, Georg Wilhelm Pabst and more. Our Release Calendar has updates, including February Criterions, and directors like such as Yasujiro Ozu, Nicolas Roeg, Jean Renoir, Federico Fellini, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacques Rivette, Hayao Miyazaki, John Frankenheimer, Mario BavaAlain Robbe-Grillet, Allan Dwan, Robert Aldrich, Norman Jewison, Luc Besson and others. A BIG sale of Criterion Blu-rays are 50% OFF HERE at Barnes and Noble. We have a CONTEST posted with another Brand New Flicker Alley Blu-ray prize!- Enjoy!

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An Autumn Afternoon [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) Criterion

Don't Look Now [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1973) Criterion

A Day in the Country [Blu-ray] (Jean Renoir, 1936) Criterion

Satyricon [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1969) Criterion

Every Man for Himself [Blu-ray] (Jean-Luc Godard, 1980) Criterion

Watership Down [Blu-ray] (Martin Rosen, 1978) Criterion

Le Pont du Nord [Blu-ray] (Jacques Rivette, 1981) Kino Lorber

The Weapon [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, Hal E. Chester, 1956) Olive

Porco Rosso [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 1992) Disney

Pom Poko [Blu-ray] (Isao Takahata, 1994) Disney

52 Pick-Up [Blu-ray] (John Frankenheimer, 1986) Kino Lorber

Black Sunday (AIP Version) [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava) Kino Classics

La belle captive [Blu-ray] (Alain Robbe-Grillet, 1983) Olive

Woman They Almost Lynched [Blu-ray] (Allan Dwan, 1953) Olive

The Retrieval [Blu-ray] (Chris Eska, 2013) Kino Lorber

Ten Seconds to Hell [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1959) Kino Lorber

The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1966) Kino Lorber

F.I.S.T. [Blu-ray] (Norman Jewison, 1978) Kino Lorber

Olive Kitteridge [Blu-ray] (2014 - TV Mini-Series) HBO Studios

Lucy [Blu-ray] (Luc Besson, 2014) Universal Studios

A Walk Among the Tombstones [Blu-ray] (Scott Frank, 2014) Universal Studios

Cult of the Damned [Blu-ray] (Robert Thom, 1969) Kino Lorber

Track the Man Down [Blu-ray] (R.G. Springsteen, 1955) Olive

World for Ransom [Blu-ray] (Robert Aldrich, 1954) Olive

The Prowler [Blu-ray] (Joseph Losey, 1951) VCI Entertainment

The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [Blu-ray] - RB UK Artificial Eye

Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set - Rome, Open City - Paisà - Germany Year Zero - L'Amore) - RB UK BFI

The Skin [Blu-ray] (Liliana Cavani, 1981) Cohen Media

Miami Blues [Blu-ray] (George Armitage, 1990) Shout! Factory

My Left Foot [Blu-ray] (Jim Sheridan, 1989) LionsGate

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Volume 8 - Warner Archive Collection

The Lookalike [Blu-ray] (Richard Gray, 2014) Well Go USA

Stonehearst Asylum [Blu-ray] (Brad Anderson, 2014) Millennium

Dead Man [Blu-ray] (Jim Jarmusch, 1995) LionsGate

Finding Fela! [Blu-ray] (Alex Gibney, 2014) Kino Lorber

The Skeleton Twins [Blu-ray] (Craig Johnson, 2014) Lionsgate

Adua and Her Friends [Blu-ray] (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1960) Raro Video USA

My Best Friend's Wedding [Blu-ray] (P.J. Hogan, 1997) Sony Pictures

The Zero Theorem [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 2013) Well Go USA

From A Whisper To A Scream [Blu-ray] (Jeff Burr, 1987) Shout! Factory

Songs From The Big Chair (Super Deluxe Edition) [4CD + 2DVD] - Island

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1982) Olive Films

Criterion Designs Book - Criterion

River's Edge [Blu-ray] (Tim Hunter, 1986) Kino Lorber

The Falcon and the Snowman [Blu-ray] (John Schlesinger, 1985) Kino Lorber

Juno Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Jason Reitman, 2007) RB UK 20th Century Fox

Dark City [Blu-ray] (William Dieterle, 1950) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Rope of Sand [Blu-ray] (William Dieterle, 1949) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Union Station [Blu-ray] (Rudolph Maté, 1950) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Appointment with Danger [Blu-ray] (Lewis Allen, 1951) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)



ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): So many great releases this week. I'll start with Pawel Pawlikowski's Ida - which blew me away - we reviewed the Artificial Eye Blu-ray but will, no doubt, compare to the Region 'A' edition as well. Magnificent! Todd Haynes Safe only grows in my estimation and seeing the vast improvement of the new Criterion Blu-ray makes it another 'must-own' package, IMO. Unjustly mentioned 3rd this week, Les Blank: Always For Pleasure Blu-ray may very well be the release of the year! (Poll information in the next week or two!) It is steeped in value. Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye is a classic and probably my favorite from the director. We've compared the old DVD to three Blu-rays including the new one Region 'A' one my Kino Lorber. Personally, I enjoyed Witness to Murder. An essential Noir with Barbara Stanwyck makes it an easy purchase for those aficionados of the 'Dark Cinema'. Otto Preminger's Bunny Lake is Missing is a brilliantly constructed mystery-thriller and is now on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. Liliana Cavani's The Night Porter is an unforgettable film with powerful performances and Criterion have produced a worthy Blu-ray package - absolutely recommended! Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist needs no accolades from me but the new Raro, Region FREE, Blu-ray is the absolute best way to see the film. I love spending your money - but this is another essential for your digital library. Fritz Lang's Spione on Blu-ray from The Masters of Cinema takes huge strides over the DVD - what a grand adventure! Louise Brooks is mesmerizing in Georg Wilhelm Pabst's Diary of a Lost Girl although the new 1080P transfer is a shade underwhelming considering how strong some Silent Era films have looked over the years on Blu-ray. Stanley Kramer's Judgment at Nuremberg never fails to engross and is available on Blu-ray from Twilight Time. It is miles ahead of the old letterboxed DVD. I hate to mention Shock Waves so late because I got such a kick out of this chilling Zombie-Nazi cheapo with Peter Cushing and Brooke Adams. The Blue Underground Blu-ray vaults ahead of the old SD. Pete Kelly's Blues is a great film with some impressive music - that sounds and looks marvelous on Warner Archive Blu-ray. Altman's Thieves Like Us has a lot going for it - including the director's penchant for realism. On DVD we have to mention Nicholas Ray's masterful The Lusty Men (YES - It's finally available!) - easily the DVD of the month (Year?) Also Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 5 Fingers, likewise deserves the higher resolution but, at present, the Fox Archives is the best way to see it in your Home Theatre. Eric covered Inspector Nardone - which is practically being given away at Amazon.Uk for a song and its a highly regarded series (4 discs worth!) Lastly, Abuse of Weakness is inspired by director Catherine Breillat and has the Ice Princess Isabelle Huppert - that is enough for moi - I'm sold!.. See you next week (if I am not completely covered in snow!)!


Shock Waves BD - In the dark days of World War II, the Nazi High Command ordered its scientists to create a top secret race of indestructible zombie storm troopers- undead, unfeeling, unstoppable monstrosities that killed with their bare hands. They were known as The Death Corps. No member of this horrific SS unit was ever captured by the Allied Forces and, somewhere off the coast of Florida, they have survived. Blu-ray Release Date: November 25th, 2014


Pete Kelly's Blues BD - Pete Kelly's Blues is arguably the most stylish of director/star Jack Webb's theatrical features. Beginning with a brilliantly evocative pre-credits prologue, wherein we see how WWI vet Pete Kelly (Webb) came into possession of his precious trumpet, the film traces Kelly to his 1927 gig at a Kansas City speakeasy. Most of the film concerns Kelly's efforts to keep his "Big Seven" aggregation together, his off-and-on romance with socialite Ivy Conrad (Janet Leigh), and his frequent confrontations with mob boss Fran McCarg (Edmond O'Brien). Blu-ray Release Date: November 4th, 2014

Judgment at Nuremberg
BD - Producer-director Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961), considered by many to be the legendary filmmaker’s masterpiece, is a grave, near-documentary attempt to deal with the Holocaust, war crimes, the complex moral-political impact of the Nuremberg Trials, and the very nature of justice, itself. With a thoughtful, intelligent screenplay by Abby Mann (based on his own award-winning Playhouse 90 television play), the film features wrenching performances by Spencer Tracy, Burt Lancaster, Maximilian Schell, Richard Widmark, Marlene Dietrich, Montgomery Clift, and Judy Garland. Blu-ray Release Date: November, 2014

Witness to Murder
BD - A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder. One sleepless night, Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck, Double Indemnity) witnesses a young woman being strangled to death in an apartment across the street. She reports the killing to the police, but when the police arrive there's no body to be found. The policemen are convinced that Cheryl probably dreamt the murder and leave ignoring her pleas. Similar to Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, which opened less than a month later and overshadowed this top-notch film noir featuring great direction by Roy Rowland (The Girl Hunters) and beautiful black-and-white cinematography by legendary John Alton (He Walked by Night). Co-starring George Sanders (A Shot in the Dark) and Gary Merrill (All About Eve). Blu-ray Release date: December 2nd, 2014

The Long Goodbye
BD - Elliott Gould (Busting) gives one of his best performances as a quirky, mischievous Philip Marlowe in Robert Altman's (Thieves Like Us) fascinating and original send-up of Raymond Chandler's classic detective story. Co-starring Nina Van Pallandt, Sterling Hayden, Mark Rydell and Henry Gibson with a screenplay Leigh Brackett (The Big Sleep), The Long Goodbye is a gloriously inspired tribute to Hollywood with an ending that's as controversial as is it provocative. Private eye Philip Marlowe (Gould) faces the most bizarre case of his life, when a friend's apparent suicide turns into a double murder involving a sexy blonde, a disturbed gangster and a suitcase of drug money. But as Marlowe stumbles toward the truth, he soon finds himself lost in a maze of sex and deceit - only to discover that in L.A., if love is dangerous... friendship is murder. Kino Lorber Blu-ray Release Date: November 25th, 2014

BD - In this austere black-and-white character study — framed in the boxy aspect ratio of another era — Poland is a country and culture locked in the twin tragedies of World War II and postwar communism. As a place painfully suspended in time, it makes the perfect backdrop for people weighed down by personal and political histories so heavy and oppressive that they threaten to crush them not just psychically, but also physically. Artificial Eye Blu-ray Release date: November 24th, 2014

The Night Porter
BD - In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor (Charlotte Rampling) discovers her former torturer and lover (Dirk Bogarde) working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, The Night Porter deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime. Blu-ray Release Date: December 9th, 2014

Thieves Like Us
BD - Perhaps Altman's most persistently charming film, a remake of Nicholas Ray's They Live By Night (or rather, second adaptation of Edward Anderson's novel), in which a trio of semi-competent bank robbers attempt to emulate the big-time gangsters publicised by the media, comics, and radio serials, and finally get their come-uppance after a brief respite from prison and poverty. Altman adheres to Ray's conception of the youngest criminal (Carradine) and his plain-Jane lover (Duvall) as innocents all at sea in an uncaring world, although the tone here is one of bitter-sweet irony rather than romantic pessimism. And while casting a critical eye on Depression America, with a New Deal being promised that would keep democracy safe, there is none of the cynicism that has occasionally flawed some of Altman's fascinating genre parodies/tributes. Never portentous, never a mere spoof, this is a touching, intelligent, and - in its own small way - rather wonderful movie. Blu-ray Release Date: November 25th, 2014

Bunny Lake is Missing
BD - Bunny Lake is Missing (1965) offers us director Otto Preminger’s dark view of a London less swinging than it is sinister; the script by John and Penelope Mortimer presents a dodgy kind of thriller, in which the central damsel in distress (Carol Lynley) — a mother who claims that her child has been snatched from school — may be mad, joining the ranks of eccentrics who surround her. Also starring Keir Dullea as the heroine’s devoted brother, and Laurence Olivier as a steady-on police inspector, giving one of the more sneakily larcenous performances of his illustrious career. The whole film is wrapped in a seductive score by Paul Glass, available on this Twilight Time release as an isolated track. Blu-ray Release Date: November, 2014

The Conformist
BD - In Mussolini's Italy, repressed Jean-Louis Trintignant, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode--and murder--joins the Fascists in a desperate attempt to fit in. As the reluctant Judas motors to his personal Gethsemane (the assassination of his leftist mentor), he flashes back to a dance party for the blind; an insane asylum in a stadium; and wife Stefania Sandrelli and lover Dominique Sanda dancing the tango in a working class hall. But those are only a few of this political thriller's anthology pieces, others including Trintignant's honeymoon coupling with Sandrelli in a train compartment as the sun sets outside their window; a bimbo lolling on the desk of a fascist functionary, glimpsed in the recesses of his cavernous office; a murder victim's hands leaving bloody streaks on a limousine parked in a wintry forest. Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpiece, adapted from the Alberto Moravia novel, boasts an authentic Art Deco look created by production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, a score by the great Georges Delerue (Contempt, Jules and Jim, and That Man From Rio) and breathtaking color cinematography by Vittorio Storaro. Blu-ray Release Date: November 25th, 2014

BD - Julianne Moore gives a breakthrough performance as Carol White, a Los Angeles housewife in the late 1980s who comes down with a debilitating illness. After the doctors she sees can give her no clear diagnosis, she comes to believe that she has frighteningly extreme environmental allergies. A profoundly unsettling work from the great American director Todd Haynes, Safe functions on multiple levels: as a prescient commentary on self-help culture, as a metaphor for the AIDS crisis, as a drama about class and social estrangement, and as a horror film about what you cannot see. This revelatory drama was named the best film of the 1990s in a Village Voice poll of more than fifty critics. Blu-ray Release Date: December 9th, 2014

Diary of a Lost Girl
BD - Louise Brooks plays Thymian Henning, an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her father s pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp, the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis, Spione, and Frau im Mond). After Thymian gives birth to his child and rejects her family s expectations for marriage, the baby is stripped from her care, and Thymian enters a purgatorial reform school that seems less an institute of higher learning than a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress s sadistic sexual fantasies. Blu-ray Release Date: November 24th, 2014

BD - Setting in stone for the first time many elements of the modern spy thriller, Spione remains remarkably fresh and captivating over 75 years since its first release. Lang carefully reveals the elaborate methods of the spies as they move through his unknown city, no doubt creating a mirror of troubled Weimar Germany. Made by Lang's own production company and, like M and Metropolis, written by Lang with his wife Thea von Harbou, Spione is "the Grandaddy of decades of intrigue epics. In its rigorous austerity it remains the most modern of the bunch." Blu-ray Release Date: November 24th, 2014

Les Blank: Always For Pleasure
BD - An uncompromisingly independent filmmaker, Les Blank made documentaries for nearly fifty years, elegantly disappearing with his camera into cultural spots rarely seen on-screen—mostly on the peripheries of the United States, but also occasionally abroad. Seemingly off-the-cuff yet poetically constructed, these films are humane, sometimes wry, always engaging tributes to music, food, and all sorts of regionally specific delights. This collector’s set provides a diverse survey of Les Blank’s vast output, including fourteen of his best-known works and eight related short films. Blu-ray Release date: November 25th, 2014

The Lusty Men - The titular Lusty Men are rodeo riders in this modern-day western, assembled with a touch of the offbeat by director Nicholas Ray. Former rodeo star Robert Mitchum, disabled by a series of accidents, hobbles back to his Oklahoma hometown in hopes of replenishing his bank account. Aspiring bronco-buster Arthur Kennedy hires Mitchum to train him for an upcoming rodeo, promising that they'll split the winnings. It doesn't take a crystal ball to predict that Mitchum will soon fall hard for Kennedy's wife Susan Hayward; she can take Mitchum or leave him, but decides to take him so that he'll continue to train Kennedy. After a falling out, Mitchum quits his job and enters the rodeo himself, hoping to win the prize from the arrogant Kennedy. He proves he still has what it takes, but does so at the price of his life. The Lusty Men was co-adapted by one-time cowboy David Dotort from a Life magazine story by Claude Stannish. DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2014

Inspector Nardone - Post-war Milan is the ideal breeding ground for a new wave of criminal activity. A crime-scene that is very different from what we are used to today: an old-fashioned system of organized crime, made up of thieves and outlaws who share a specific moral code, which absolutely condemns homicide. A new chief officer is assigned to the Milan Police Department, as if to settle a score for having exposed his corrupt colleagues. This is just one of the various difficulties that Mario Nardone, an authentic Neapolitan, must face in the sophisticated and urbane Milan. A city which, nevertheless, Nardone loves unconditionally, and where he plans to bring up his beloved, albeit somewhat neglected, children. Based on a real figure, Mario Nardone was a true legend in Milan during the 50 s and 60 s. Straightforward, persistently stubborn but also endowed with a strong moral code and a great sense of humanity, Nardone has deep loves; including his long-suffering family, good cuisine and cracking jokes at every opportunity. DVD Release Date: October 27th, 2014

Abuse of Weakness - Inspired by director Catherine Breillat's (FAT GIRL, ROMANCE) true life experiences, her latest film, ABUSE OF WEAKNESS, is an exploration of power and sex. Isabelle Huppert (THE PIANO TEACHER, 8 WOMEN) stars as Maud, a strong willed filmmaker who suffers a stroke. Bedridden, but determined to pursue her latest film project, she sees Vilko (Kool Shen), a con man who swindles celebrities, on a TV talk show. Interested in him for her new film, the two meet and Maud soon finds herself falling for Vilko's manipulative charm as their parasitic relationship hurdles out of control. DVD Release Date: November 11th, 2014

5 Fingers - An elegantly witty espionage movie, founded on fact but no slave to the facts as recounted by German military attaché LZ Moyzisch in his account (Operation Cicero) of an Albanian-born valet to the British ambassador in Turkey in 1944 who hawked top secret allied documents to the Germans. In Mankiewicz's hands, characteristically elaborated into a teasing rondo of political and sexual intrigue where each new doublecrossing move is mated by a totally unexpected irony of fate, the tale becomes an irresistibly dry, cynical comedy of manners in which the crafty gentleman's gentleman (a marvellous performance from Mason), scheming to secure the means to promote himself as a member of the leisured classes, falls victim to his own pretensions when a beautiful but unprincipled refugee Countess (the equally marvellous Darrieux) trails a heady promise of romance across his path. DVD Release Date: February 13th, 2014

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

November 24th, 2014


Always for Pleasure [Blu-ray] (Les Blank, 1978) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

L'Avventura [Blu-ray] (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1960) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Conformist [Blu-ray] (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1970) Raro Video USA (BEAVER REVIEW)

Criterion Designs Book - Criterion

Diary of a Lost Girl [Blu-ray] (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, 1929) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Giver [Blu-ray] (Phillip Noyce, 2014) Anchor Bay

Ida [Blu-ray] (Pawel Pawlikowski, 2013) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Long Goodbye [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1973) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mon Oncle [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1958) RB UK Studiocanal

Mood Indigo [Blu-ray] (Michel Gondry, 2013) RB UK Studiocanal

New Directors from Japan [Blu-ray] - 'My Baby', 'The Lust of Angels, 'And the Mud Ship Sails Away', 'Buy Bling, Get One Free' - RB UK Third Window Films

The November Man [Blu-ray] (Roger Donaldson, 2014) 20th Century Fox

Nymphomaniac 1 & 2 (Extended Director's Cuts) [Blu-ray] (Lars von Trier, 2013, 2014) Magnolia

Out of the Unknown (7-disc DVD Set) (all 20 surviving episodes of the BBC2 anthology science fiction series broadcast between 1965 and 1971) R2 UK BFI

Playtime [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1967) RB UK Studiocanal

Shock Waves [Blu-ray] (Ken Wiederhorn, 1977) Blue Underground (BEAVER REVIEW)

Spione [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1928) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Spirited Away [Blu-ray] (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001) RB UK Studiocanal

The Thief of Bagdad [Blu-ray] (Raoul Walsh, 1924) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

Thieves Like Us [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1974) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)


December 1st, 2014


The Congress [Blu-ray] (Ari Folman, 2013) Drafthouse

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes [Blu-ray] (Matt Reeves, 2014) 20th Century Fox

The Emerald Forest [Blu-ray] (John Boorman, 1985) Kino Lorber

Enter the Dragon - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] (Robert Clouse, 1973) Warner

Hickey & Boggs [Blu-ray] (Robert Culp, 1972) Kino Lorber

The Killers [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1946) RB DE Koch (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington [Blu-ray] (Frank Capra, 1939) Sony

The Offence [Blu-ray] (Sidney Lumet, 1972) Kino Lorber

The Package [Blu-ray] (Andrew Davis, 1989) Kino Lorber

The Quatermass Xperiment [Blu-ray] (Val Guest, 1955) Kino Lorber

The Simpsons: Season 17 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Tales From The Crypt / Vault Of Horror [Blu-ray] - Shout! Factory

The Vampire Lovers [Blu-ray] (Roy Ward Baker, 1970) RB UK Final Cut Entertainment

Witness to Murder [Blu-ray] (Roy Rowland, 1954) Kino Lorber (BEAVER REVIEW)


December 8th, 2014


The Adventures of Antoine Doinel: Five Films by François Truffaut [Blu-ray] - RB UK Artificial Eye

Buffalo Bill and the Indians [Blu-ray] (Robert Altman, 1976) Kino Lorber

The Congress [Blu-ray] (Ari Folman, 2013) RB UK Studiocanal

The François Truffaut Collection [Blu-ray] (Shoot the Pianist, Jules et Jim, The Soft Skin, Anne & Muriel, A Gorgeous Girl Like Me, The Last Metro, The Woman Next Door, Finally Sunday) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)  (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hayao Miyazaki Box Set [Blu-ray] - Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979, Miyazaki's first work in theaters), Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Porco Rosso (1992), Princess Mononoke (1997), Spirited Away (2001), Howl's Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo (2008), The Wind Rises (2013) - RB UK Studio Canal

Intolerance [Blu-ray] (D.W. Griffith, 1916) RB UK Masters of Cinema (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Killers [Blu-ray] (Robert Siodmak, 1946) RB UK Arrow (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Lars von Trier Collection (5 Disc Blu-ray - Nymphomaniac Vol. I & Vol. II, Melancholia, Antichrist and Breaking the Waves) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)   (BEAVER REVIEW)

Les Misérables [Blu-ray] (Raymond Bernard, 1934) RB UK Masters of Cinema

The Missouri Breaks [Blu-ray] (Arthur Penn, 1976) Kino Lorber

The Night Porter [Blu-ray] (Liliana Cavani, 1974) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Parade [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1974) RB UK Studiocanal

Safe [Blu-ray] (Todd Haynes, 1995) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

Slaughter Hotel [Blu-ray] (Fernando Di Leo, 1971) Raro Video USA

The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears [Blu-ray] (Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani, 2013) Strand Releasing

Tesis [Blu-ray] (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996) Tanelorn

Time Bandits [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam, 1981) Criterion Collection

Trafic [Blu-ray] (Jacques Tati, 1971) RB UK Studiocanal

Vincent Price in Six Gothic Tales [Blu-ray] (The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, Tales of Terrors, The Raven, The Haunted Palace, The Tomb of Ligeia) RB UK Arrow Video



December 15th, 2014


Eclipse Series 41: Kinoshita and World War II - (Port of Flowers - 1943, The Living Magoroku - 1943, Jubilation Street - 1944, Army - 1944, Morning for the Osone Family - 1946) Criterion

Magic in the Moonlight [Blu-ray] (Woody Allen, 2014) Sony Pictures

The Skeleton Twins [Blu-ray] (Craig Johnson, 2014) Lionsgate

Stonehearst Asylum [Blu-ray] (Brad Anderson, 2014) Millennium

Tootsie [Blu-ray] (Sydney Pollack, 1982) Criterion Collection

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