Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF December 6th, 2010

  This Week's Highlights
Laphi! - DVD reigned this week with only a few Blu-rays (Giallo, DeNiro, Harrison Ford) to peruse. DVDs are explored by directors Jean Renoir, Fritz Lang, Argento, Bava, a little noir, Blaxploitation, a Steve Reeves western, and plenty of martial arts. There are a LOT of NEW SALES in the UK HERE, our Feature DVD and Blu-ray, calendar updates a new contest with another significant Criterion Blu-ray prize!...


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Secretariat [Blu-ray] (Randall Wallace, 2010) - Disney

Brighton Rock [Blu-ray] (John Boulting, 1947) RB UK Momentum

Another Year (Mike Leigh, ,2010) R2 UK Momentum

Last Train Home (Lixin Fan, 2009) Zeitgeist Films

I Clowns (Federico Fellini, 1970) Raro Video

Witchfinder General [Blu-ray] (Michael Reeves, 1968) RB UK Odeon

Manhunter [Blu-ray] (Michael Mann, 1986) RB UK Optimum

Hammett (Wim Wenders, 1982) RB UK Optimum

And Soon the Darkness [Blu-ray] (Marcos Efron, 2010) RB UK Optimum

The Devil's Backbone [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 2001) RB UK Optimum

Pan's Labrynth - Special Edition [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 2006) RB UK Optimum

Cronos - Special Edition [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) RB UK Optimum

Panic in the Streets (Elia Kazan, 1950) R2 UK Optimum

Martin Scorsese Shorts - R2 UK Optimum

Catfish (Henry Joost, 2010) R2 UK Momentum

Brighton Rock Special Edition (John Boulting, 1947) R2 UK Momentum

One from the Heart (Francis Ford Coppola, 1982) R2 UK Optimum

Fernando Di Leo Crime Collection - Raro Video

Arsenal (Aleksandr Dovzhenko, 1929) R2 UK Mr Bongo

Zvenigora (Aleksandr Dovzhenko, 1928) R2 UK Mr Bongo

Nowhere Boy [Blu-ray] (Sam Taylor Wood, 2010) Sony

Let Me In [Blu-ray] (Matt Reeves, 2010) Anchor Bay

The Yellow Handkerchief (Udayan Prasad, 2008) First Look Pictures

Tesis (Alejandro Amenábar, 1996) Bayview

Buried [Blu-ray] (Rodrigo Cortés, 2010) Lionsgate


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): Nothing really dominated the week but The Mission in 1080P should attract those who appreciate the film. Leonard confirmed that The Fugitive Blu-ray is still MPEG-2 and fans of Mario Bava's A Bay of Blood aggressively tell us that the colors have inaccuracies (psssst - I tell ya, I liked it anyway). Lastly under hi-def - the Sonny Chiba Double Feature, which is long out-of-print, can't stand up to today's Blu-ray transfers although both films showed slight improvement over DVD quality. Speaking of the SD format's vast range - I had disappointment in the transfer and aspect ratio but still got something out of Fritz Lang's last American film; Beyond a Reasonable Doubt on Spanish DVD. Renoir's Swamp Water takes a definite step-up but the Japanese disc is very pricey by comparison (to the UK edition). I've always liked Daughters of Darkness but let's be patient for the upcoming Blu-ray (ditto for Deep Red). Gregory caught my attention with Warner Archive titles Betrayed (Mitchum first significant role) and the essential noir The Gangster. I have to admit some interest after Eric's coverage of A Long Ride From Hell (a Herculean cowboy) and Martial arts/Shaw/wuxia/kung fu devotees have a lot to choose from with Bastard Swordsman and equally as entertaining Return of the Bastard Swordsman plus another immersive Shaolin flic Disciples of the 36th Chamber (this is pretty darn good). Shiver of the Vampires is okay if you are in the mood but the rest I only have negatives to relate from bottom-barrel budget Resonnances to unremarkable Blaxploitation Death of a Snowman. Year End Poll is coming up soon! I've heard always using brackets (like moi?) is a sign of a weak writing (as if). Busy, busy days...


Return of the Bastard Swordsman - Just when you think you’ve had enough, the Shaw Brothers turn the brutality up another notch in Return of Bastard Swordsman. Hsu Sha-chiang (Bastard Swordsman, Hong Kong Godfather) reaches new levels of violent intensity. You’ll grip your chest and check your pulse when you witness one of the most over-the-top Kung Fu moves ever caught on film: the Phantom technique, a harrowing attack with the power to burst the human heart. Make no mistake—the Bastard is back. DVD Release Date: December 7th, 2010

A Long Ride From Hell - When his cattle are rustled, Mike Sturgess (Steve Reeves, HERCULES) and his brother Roy take chase. Unfortunately, they wind up in the wrong place and are beaten and left for dead by Mike's old friend Martin (Wayde Preston, TV's COLT .45) who has robbed a nearby train. Mike and Roy are wrongfully imprisoned at Yuma where the weaker Roy dies at the hands of sadistic guards. Mike takes part in a massive prison break but finds his ranch now in ruin. With nothing left to live for, Mike goes after Martin and his cohorts, including corrupt sheriff Freeman (Mimmo Palmara, billed as Dick Hunter). DVD Release Date: January 11th, 2011

Disciples of the 36th Chamber - Fong Sai Yuk's uninhibited arrogance toward a Manchu lord forces him to seek refuge in a Shaolin temple. Although abundantly trained in the martial arts, he is no match for Master San Te, the creator of the 36th Chamber of Shaolin. Exhausted by his frequent defeats, Fong seeks to escape his prison and crosses paths with a governor, who rewards him with a yellow robe granting immunity from any Manchu. But what are the governor's true intentions? Will Fong feed his foolish ego and betray the Shaolin Temple? DVD Release Date: December 7th, 2010

Bastard Swordsman - True devotees of martial arts cinema have long lived in fear of the Bastard Swordsman! Unleashed on audiences by the blockbuster combination of Shaw Brothers Studios and legendary director Chang Cheh (Five Deadly Venoms, The Blood Brothers), this kung fu classic flawlessly blends phantasmagorical action sequences with staples of the wuxia genre. Starring Norman Chui (Hong Kong Godfather, 36th Chamber) as the most lethal bastard this side of Shaolin, this twisted tale of betrayal and bloodshed showcases a revolutionary style of wire-work and action choreography that inspired today’s most revered filmmakers. So sit back, dim the lights, and prepare to be schooled in the art of the kill as you experience the bastard’s signature move: the mind-meltingly lethal Silkworm Technique! DVD Release Date: December 7th, 2010

Swamp Water - This is commonly known as Jean Renoir's first American film (1941), although Renoir scholar Alexander Sesonske has established that Renoir's creative role in the project was severely hampered by producer Darryl F. Zanuck and that he didn't regard much of the film as his own. (The ending, for instance, was written by Zanuck and directed by Irving Pichel.) Nevertheless, the film has certain beauties and pleasures. Part of it was shot in Georgia's Okefenokee swamp, and the treatment of the small community living nearby is often pungent and distinctive. DVD Release Date: August 18th, 2006

Daughters of Darkness - In The Shining (1980) Stanley Kubrick makes a small visual homage to Last Year at Marienbad, (1961) when he references the garden maze that Jack is about to go into in search of his son. It's fitting that Kubrick should be thinking of Last Year at Marienbad, since that classic film by Alain Resnais deals with ghostly memories trapped in a large, luxury hotel. Belgian director Harry Kumel actually does Kubrick's homage one better in his acclaimed art-house, lesbian-vampire film Daughters of Darkness (1971) - he actually got Marienbad's lead, Delphine Seyrig, to once again play a major role that competes for attention with an enigmatic and cavernous hotel. It's a heck of a battle because Seyrig puts on a mesmerizing show that has often been compared to an over-the-top Marlene Dietrich impersonation, and the imposing hotel locations include the Grand Hotel des Thermes in Ostend and the Hotel Astoria in Brussels. DVD Release Date: August 30th, 2010

Shiver of the Vampires - Newlyweds Isle (Sandra Julien, I AM A NYMPHOMANIAC) and Antoine (Jean-Marie Durand) arrive at her ancestral castle only to discover that her cousins (Jacques Robiolles and Michel Delahaye) are dead and being mourned by their communal bride Isabelle (Nicole Nancel). They find the castle being looked after by two maids (Rollin fixture Marie-Pierre Castel and Kuelan Herce) and are even more shocked when the dead cousins turn up for dinner (after the sun has set, of course). DVD Release Date: December 7th 2010

The Fugitive BD - Catch him if you can. The Fugitive is on the run! Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones race through the breathless manhunt movie based on the classic TV series. Ford is prison escapee Dr. Richard Kimble, a Chicago surgeon falsely convicted of killing his wife and determined to prove his innocence by leading his pursuers to the one-armed man who actually committed the crime. Jones (1993 Academy Award and Golden Globe winner as Best Supporting Actor) is Sam Gerard, an unrelenting bloodhound of a U.S. Marshal. They are hunted and hunter. And as directed by Andrew Davis (Under Siege), their nonstop chase has one exhilarating speed: all-out. So catch him if you can. And catch an 11-on-a-scale-of-10 train wreck (yes, the train is real), a plunge down a waterfall, a cat-and-mouse jaunt through a Chicago St. Patrick's Day parade and much more. Better hurry. Kimble doesn't stay in one place very long! Blu-ray Release date: September 26th, 2006

Resonnances - A perfect getaway for a group of friends turns into a nightmare in this amazing French micro-budget horror/sci-fi film! Thomas, Yann, Vincent and three female friends hop into their cars and travel to the French mountains for a relaxing weekend trip. On their way, a dangerous psychopath escapes from prison and there’s even talk of a ghostly female apparition haunting the area. After picking up a suspicious hitchhiker, a thick fog envelops their cars and sends them all over a steep cliff! Barely surviving the fall, they soon discover something even more horrifying. An ancient creature lives under the ground… listening and waiting. It’s ready to devour anyone and anything in its path and this group of friends is very much on tonight’s menu! DVD Release Date: December 14th, 2010

Death of a Snowman - Master criminals meet violent death in Johannesburg, South Africa, a city wrought with organized crime. Steve Chaka (Ken Gampu), an ambitious news reporter, learns that these deaths are from the hands of an all-black vigilante group known only as War on Crime. Teaming up with Lt. Ben Deel (Nigel Davenport, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS) of the local police department, Chaka investigates anonymous tips regarding future hits and ends up fighting for his life to uncover the truth about the vigilante killings! DEATH OF A SNOWMAN is an action-filled South African grindhouse gem. Exploitation fans will enjoy the outrageous violence, erratic editing, funky disco soundtrack and jaw dropping dubbing. DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Crusading publisher Austin Spenser (Sidney Blackmer) wants to prove a point about the insufficiency of circumstantial evidence. Spencer talks his prospective son-in-law Tom Garrett (Dana Andrews) into participating in a hoax, the better to expose the alleged ineptitude of conviction-happy DA (Philip Bourneuf). Tom will plant clues indicating that he is the murderer of a nightclub dancer, then stand trial for murder; just as the jury reaches its inevitable guilty verdict, Spencer will step forth to reveal the set-up and humiliate the DA. Somewhat surprisingly, Tom eagerly agrees to this subterfuge. Unfortunately, an unforeseen event renders their perfectly formed scheme useless. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt was the last American film of director Fritz Lang. DVD Release Date: July 13th, 2010

A Bay of Blood BD - Countess Federica (Isa Miranda, THE NIGHT PORTER) is murdered for profit by her husband Filippo (Giovanni Nuvoletti). Seconds later, however, Filippo too is murdered by an unseen assailant and his body hidden. Upon news of the Countess' mysterious death (and her husband's disappearance), a number of victim-fodder characters converge upon the bay. There's Simon (Claudio Camaso, brother of Gian Maria Volante), the countess' illegitimate son who lives as a squid fisherman in a shack on the bay... Blu-ray Release Date: December 20th, 2010

The Mission BD - Winner of the 1986 Cannes Film Festival Best Picture Award, the film earned seven Academy Award nominations (including Best Picture) and won a Best Cinematography Oscar. Robert Bolt's thoughtful screenplay and Ennio Morricone's rich score won Golden Globe Awards. The Mission is screen storytelling that weaves a haunting spell. Blu-ray Release date: October 5th, 2010

Plymouth Adventure - In 1620, a group of religious outcasts boarded the Mayflower in England and set sail for the New World, where they founded a tiny wilderness outpost that was the genesis for what would become the United States of America. This is their thrilling story, a tale of hardship and devotion, of storms, hunger and disease faced and defied. Screen great Spencer Tracy portrays the Mayflower’s skipper, whose clenched heart is opened by his love for a gentle passenger (Gene Tierney) and the unfaltering courage of the pilgrims. Clarence Brown’s forthright direction, Miklos Rozsa’s hymn-tinged score and Academy Award®-winning* special effects that thrust the viewer into twisting, towering seas await all who experience this memorable Plymouth Adventure. DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Deep Red - English jazz pianist Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, BLOW-UP) is living and teaching music in Turin. When he witnesses the brutal murder of his psychic neighbor Helga (Macha Meril, BELLE DE JOUR, UN FEMME MARIEE, and NIGHT TRAIN MURDERS), he - along with nosy reporter Gianna (Daria Nicolodi, INFERNO) - begins to investigate the murder and its ties to the murderous recollections Helga picked out from an anonymous audience member and the story of "The House of the Screaming Child." The killer always seems to be on step ahead of Marcus and those who might provide him clues end up brutally murdered and he may be the next victim. DVD Release Date: December 13th, 2010

The Gangster - The gangster grew up tough, got tougher with the years. But now slicker, smarter criminals are moving in on his rackets. The man who prided himself on his control of any situation realizes he may not be tough enough. And what once was self-confidence becomes the unfamiliar but overwhelming emotion of fear. The treacherous world of film noir combines with psychological suspense in a probing, surprising tale rumored to be an uncredited work by blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo. Barry Sullivan stars, powerfully capturing the flailing crimelord’s passage from defiance to craven desperation. And the cast – including Sheldon Leonard, Akim Tamiroff, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Charles McGraw – is a noir fan’s dark dream. DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2010

Betrayed - Before he made Betrayed, Robert Mitchum was picking up occasional paychecks as a villain in Hopalong Cassidy flicks. Afterward, he was headed to stardom. In this chilling, iconic film noir, Mitchum plays a new bride’s (Kim Hunter) former beau, who provides a strong shoulder to lean on when his ex suspects the mysterious man she married (Dean Jagger) may be a killer. Future horror innovator William Castle’s inventive direction drenches the action in claustrophobic tension: the sequence with Hunter lit by flashing neon is a classic. And the scene where Mitchum loses his trademark cool in an eruption of emotion foreshadows his audience-jolting performances in The Night of the Hunter and Cape Fear. DVD Release Date: September 14th, 2010

Wah Do Dem - Slacker Max (Sean Bones, who also wrote and sung some of the soundtrack music) is dumped by his girlfriend Willow (singer Norah Jones, MY BLUEBERRY NIGHTS) just before they are to set sail on a two-day Jamaican cruise. When his friends (bizarrely) cannot join him either (only one seems to have a regular job), Max takes the trip on his own. On-board, he finds himself adrift in a sea of senior citizens (most of the people his age are members of the staff or entertainment) so he makes only fleeting contact with his shipmates. DVD Release Date: October 25th, 2010

Altamont Now - Self-indulgent pirate TV broadcasts. Painfully lame interpersonal arguments. Angsty whining about The Man. The completely unnecessary use of fire arms. Welcome to the Indie Rockalypse. Now. Altamont Now is a biting satire of how the "alternative" youth culture of America lifts its rebellion from the past. Borrowing the form of the Maysles' Gimme Shelter that documented the Rolling Stones' tragic Altamont concert, Altamont Now presents a unique revisioning of 1960s rock-sploitation films. DVD Release Date: July 27th, 2010

Sonny Chiba Double Feature BD - Killing Machine (Shorinji Kempo) Sonny Chiba stars as Doshin So, a martial arts master who returns from the second World War after serving as an undercover spy. Upon his return, he finds that his family's land has been stolen. Doshin must take back the town from a group of black marketers and rebuild his life. Shogun's Ninja (Ninja Bugeicho Momochi Sandayu) Hideyoshi, a power hungry warlord, sends his war commander to the Momochi fort to destroy its clan and to obtain its hidden gold. Two daggers tell where the hidden gold is located. One is in the possession of the head of the Momochi family, but who has the other. Wild fight choreography and action ensue. Blu-ray Release date: January 8th, 2008

I've added about 20 more new Amazon UK sales listings, region status of Blu-rays and links to our reviews.

It would be nice to take advantage as this only happens once a year and I can see it the end coming prices rising back to normal...


Jacob's Ladder [Blu-ray] (Adrian Lyne, 1990) Optimum List Price: £15.99 - 60% OFF - Price: £6.38

Army Of Darkness - Evil Dead 3 [Blu-ray] (Sam Raimi, 1993) Optimum List Price: £19.99 66% OFF! - Price: £6.79 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Twelve Monkeys [Blu-ray] (Terry Gilliam 1995) Universal List Price: £19.99 - 60% OFF - Price: £7.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Wild at Heart [Blu-ray] REGION FREE (David Lynch, 1990) Universal List Price: £17.99 - 57% OFF - Price: £7.81 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Trainspotting [Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 1996) 4DVD - List Price: £21.99 - 64% OFF - Price: £7.99

American History X [Blu-ray] (Tony Kaye, 1998) EIV - List Price: £14.99 - 60% OFF - Price: £5.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Red Cliff [Special Edition] [Blu-ray] (John Woo, 2008) EIV - List Price: £29.99 - 74% OFF - Price: £7.89

The Game [Blu-ray] REGION FREE (David Fincher, 1997) Universal - List Price: £17.99 - 57% OFF - Price: £7.81 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Departed [Blu-ray] REGION FREE (Martin Scorsese, 2006) Warner - List Price: £29.99 - 77% OFF - Price: £6.99

Solomon Kane [Blu-ray] (Michael J. Bassett, 2010) EIV - List Price: £24.99 - 68% OFF - Price: £7.99

Partie De Campagne (Jean Renoir, 1936) BFI Video - List Price: £15.99 - 56% OFF - Price: £6.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mirror (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1974) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 - 68% OFF - Price: £6.47 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Ivan's Childhood (Andrei Tarkovsky, 1962) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 - 68% OFF - Price: £6.47 (BEAVER REVIEW)

L'Argent (Robert Bresson 1983) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 - 70% OFF - Price: £5.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Definitive Ealing Studios Collection - Optimum - List Price: £119.99 81% OFF! - Price: £22.97

The Eric Rohmer Collection - 8 Disc Box Set [DVD] Arrow - List Price: £39.99 63% OFF! - Price: £14.65 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Hidden [Blu-ray] REGION FREE (Michael Haneke, 2005) Artificial Eye - List Price: £24.99 68% OFF! - Price: £7.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Directed By Douglas Sirk - Has Anyone Seen My Gal?/All I Desire/Magnificent Obsession/All That Heaven Allows/Written On The Wind/The Tarnished Angels/Imitation Of Life - Universal Pictures UK - List Price: £69.99 79% OFF! - Price: £14.97

Man From London (Bela Tarr, 2007) Artificial Eye List Price: £15.99 56% OFF! - Price: £6.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Werckmeister Harmonies (Bela Tarr, 2000) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lovely Rita (Jessica Hausner, 2001) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Island (Pavel Lounguine, 2006) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Michael Haneke Anthology (10 Film Collection) Artificial Eye - List Price: £35.47 47% OFF! - Price: £39.47

Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors (Sergei Paradjanov, 1964) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.99

The Beekeeper (Theo Angelopoulos, 1986) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Histoire De Marie Et Julien (Jacques Rivette, 2003) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Trial Of Joan Of Arc (Robert Bresson, 1962) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 73% OFF! - Price: £5.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Damnation (Bela Tarr, 1988) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £5.00 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Katyn (Andrzej Wajda, 2007) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Sátántangó (Bela Tarr, 1994) Artificial Eye - List Price: £29.99 60% OFF! - Price: £11.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Apple (Samira Makhmalbaf, 1997) Artificial Eye - List Price: £15.99 69% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Innocence (Lucile Hadzihalilovic, 2005) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 78% OFF! - Price: £4.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, 1974) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Camera Buff (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1979) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97

The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, 1977) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

A Short Film About Love (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 50% OFF! - Price: £9.73

The Apu Trilogy [DVD] Satyajit Ray - Artificial Eye - List Price: £49.99 64% OFF! - Price: £17.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Satyajit Ray Collection Vol.2 - Artificial Eye - List Price: £29.99 53% OFF! - Price: £13.99

The Louis Malle Collection - Vol. 1 - Optimum - List Price: £39.99 68% OFF! - Price: £12.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Satyajit Ray Collection Vol.1 - Artificial Eye - List Price: £29.99 40% OFF! - Price: £17.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, 1977) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Legend of the Surami Fortress (Sergei Parajanov, 1984) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £4.97

The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 60% OFF! - Price: £7.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eureka (Shinji Aoyoma, 2001) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 45% OFF! - Price: £10.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Black Cat, White Cat (Emir Kusturica, 1998) Artificial Eye - List Price: £19.99 75% OFF! - Price: £5.00 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Alastair Sim - The Comic Icons Collection - Optimum - List Price: £34.99 60% OFF! - Price: £13.93

Terry-Thomas Collection - Optimum - List Price: £34.99 54% OFF! - Price: £15.93

I'm A Cyborg [Blu-ray] (Chan-Wook Park, 2006) - Palisades Tartan - List Price: £24.99 72% OFF! - Price: £7.00 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Omen Trilogy [Blu-ray] REGION FREE 20th Century Fox - List Price: £56.99 69% OFF! - Price: £17.93 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Band Of Brothers: Complete HBO Series [Blu-ray] REGION FREE - List Price: £49.99 64% OFF! - Price: £17.93

Planet Earth: Complete BBC Series [Blu-ray] REGION FREE - List Price: £49.99 68% OFF! - Price: £15.97

Twin Peaks: Definitive Gold Box Edition -Universal UK - List Price: £69.99 57% OFF! - Price: £29.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

December 6th, 2010


Ayaka Is Your Angel [Blu-ray] - Studio Happy Chicken

Bach: Well Tempered Clavier (complete) [Blu-ray] [7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Disc] - MediaInVision

Bastard Swordsman (Chin-Ku Lu, 1983) Funimation (BEAVER REVIEW)

Big River Man (John Maringouin, 2009) IndiePix Films

The Bob Hope Collection - The Lemon Drop Kid (1951), Road to Bali (1952), Road to Rio (1947), My Favorite Brunette (1947), The Seven Little Foys (1955) - Shout! Factory

Cronos (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) Criterion Collection

Cronos [Blu-ray] (Guillermo del Toro, 1993) Criterion Collection (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Deep [Blu-ray] (Peter Yates, 1977) Image Entertainment (BEAVER REVIEW)

Disciples of the 36th Chamber (Chia-Liang Liu, 1985) Weinstein (BEAVER REVIEW)

Escape From Zahrain (Ronald Neame, 1962) - Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fox 75th Anniversary Collection (75-film Collection 1935-2010) - 20th Century Fox

Franz Kafka's A Country Doctor and other Fantastic Films by Koji Yamamura - Zeitgeist

Les Gamins [Blu-ray] - Studio Happy Chicken

The General Died at Dawn (Lewis Milestone, 1936) R2 DE Koch Media

Inception [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2010) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Inception [Blu-ray] (Christopher Nolan, 2010) Region FREE UK Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Jaffa (Keren Yedaya, 2009) Film Movement

Jess Franco's Cravings Of The Depraved - SRS Cinema
Jess Franco's Erotic Rites Of A Virgin - SRS Cinema
Jess Franco's Naked & Dead Dolls - SRS Cinema
Jess Franco's Stripped Dead - SRS Cinema

Lost in Translation [Blu-ray] (Sofia Coppola, 2003) Universal Studios

Mademoiselle Chambon [Blu-ray] (Stéphane Brizé, 2009) Lorber Films

Milk of Sorrow (Claudia Llosa, 2009) Olive Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

Mutum (Sandra Kogut, 2007) Global Film Initiative

Restrepo [Blu-ray] (Tim Hetherington + Sebastian Junger, 2010) - Virgil Films

Return of Bastard Swordsman (Chin-Ku Lu, 1984) - Funimation Productions (BEAVER REVIEW)

Shrek Forever After [Blu-ray] (Mike Mitchell, 2010) Paramount Pictures

Videodrome [Blu-ray] (David Cronenberg, 1983) Criterion (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wasp Woman DVD/Tee (Large) (Roger Corman, 1959) Synergy

White Material [Blu-ray] (Claire Denis, 2009) RB UK Artificial Eye (BEAVER REVIEW)

You and Me (Fritz Lang, 1938) R2 DE Koch Media


December 13th, 2010


America Lost & Found-BBS Story Collection (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces, The Last Picture Show, The King of Marvin Gardens, Head; Drive, He Said; A Safe Place) Criterion

Altiplano (Brosens & Woodworth, 2009) - First Run Features

Battle Royale - Special Edition [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) - RB UK Arrow Video

The Black Pirate [Blu-ray] (Albert Parker, 1926) Kino

Chabrol: Two Classic Thrillers from the Legendary Director - The Bridesmaid (2004), Merci pour le chocolat (2000) - First Run Features

Charlie Chaplin at Keystone - R2 UK BFI

Dear Mr. Gacy [Blu-ray] (Svetozar Ristovski, 2010) Anchor Bay

Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

Double Take (Johan Grimonprez, 2010) Kino

The Quintessential Guy Maddin! 5 Films from the Heart of Winnipeg (Four-Disc Set) - Zeitgesit Films

The Expendables [Blu-ray] (Sylvester Stallone, 2010) RB UK Lions Gate (BEAVER REVIEW)

GasLand (Josh Fox, 2010) New Video Group

Hard-Boiled [Blu-ray] (John Woo, 1992) Weinstein

Harsh Times [Blu-ray] (David Ayer, 2005) Weinstein

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole [Blu-ray] (Zack Snyder, 2010) Warner

Micmacs [Blu-ray] (Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2009) Sony Pictures

Mother and Child [Blu-ray] (Rodrigo García, 2010) Sony

Resonnances (Philippe Robert, 2006) Synapse Films

Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade, Russian Eastern festival overture [Blu-ray] - MediaInVision/Surround Records

Salt [Blu-ray] (Phillip Noyce, 2010) RB UK Sony Pictures

The Town [Blu-ray] (Ben Affleck, 2010) - Warner

Trouble in Mind (Special Edition) (Alan Rudolph, 1985) Shout! Factory

True Grit [Blu-ray] (Henry Hathaway, 1969) Paramount

Vampire Circus [Blu-ray] (Robert Young, 1972) Synapse Films


December 20th, 2010


Artificial Intelligence: AI [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2001) - Warner Japan

A Bay of Blood [Blu-ray] (Mario Bava, 1971) RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Beautiful Kate (Rachel Ward, 2009) Entertainment One

Devil [Blu-ray] (John Erick Dowdle - Drew Dowdle, 2010) Universal Pictures

Easy A [Blu-ray] (Will Gluck , 2010) Sony Pictures

Family Guy: It's A Trap - Fox

Family Guy: Star Wars Trilogy [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Futurama: Volume 5 [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

La Horde (Yannick Dahan, Benjamin Rocher, 2009) IFC

The Matador [Blu-ray] (Richard Shepard, 2005) Weinstein Company

Mega Shark vs Crocosaurus (Christopher Ray, 2010) Asylum

Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad [Blu-ray] (Kazuya Sasahara, Kimihiro Ueno, 2006) Tokyo Shock

Once an Eagle [Blu-ray] (Richard Michaels, E.W. Swackhamer. 1976–1977) Timeless Media Group

Orlando [Blu-ray] (Sally Potter, 1992) Sony Pictures

The Rita Hayworth Film Collection (Cover Girl, 1944 - Tonight and Every Night, 1945 - Gilda, 1946 - Salome, 1953, Miss Sadie Thompson, 1953) - Sony Pictures

Salt [Blu-ray] (Phillip Noyce, 2010) Sony Pictures

Shaw Brother's Triple Threat (14 Amazons, Shaolin Hand Lock, Opium and the Kung-Fu Master) - Funimation

Skirt Day (Jean-Paul Lilienfeld, 2009) Cinema Epoch

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps [Blu-ray] (Oliver Stone, 2010) 20th Century Fox


December 27th, 2010


22 Bullets [Blu-ray] (Richard Berry, 2010) RB UK Anchor Bay Entertainment

The American [Blu-ray] (Anton Corbijn, 2010) Focus Features

And Soon the Darkness [Blu-ray] (Robert Fuest, 1970) Anchor Bay/Starz

Artificial Intelligence: AI [Blu-ray] (Steven Spielberg, 2001) - Warner Europe

Boiler Maker [Blu-ray] (Paul T. Murray, 2008) Filmworks

Bonded by Blood (Sacha Bennett, 2010) R2 UK Revolver Entertainment

The Death Of Mario Ricci (Claude Goretta, 1983) R2 UK Axiom

Derailed [Blu-ray] (Mikael Håfström , 2005) Weinstein Company

Eyes Wide Open [Blu-ray] (Haim Tabakman, 2009) R'B' UK Peccadillo Pictures

Films of Helma Sanders-Brahms - Earthquake in Chile (1974), Under the Pavement Lies the Strand (1975), Germany, Pale Mother (1980), The Future of Emily (1985), No Mercy, No Future (1981), Lastly, My Heart Is Mine Alone (1997) - Facets

Germany in Autumn (Rainer Werner Fassbinder etc, 1975) Facets

Merantau [Blu-ray] (Gareth Evans, 2009) Magnolia Pictures

Samson and Delilah (Warwick Thornton, 2009) Osiris

Shinobi - Heart Under Blade [Blu-ray] (Ten Shimoyama, 2005) - Funimation

Surf Nazis Must Die [Blu-ray] (Peter George, 1987) Troma Entertainment

Twelve [Blu-ray] (Joel Schumacher, 2010) 20th Century Fox

The Wonderful Crook (Claude Goretta, 1975) R2 UK Axiom


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