Newsletter - FOR THE WEEK

OF December 13th, 2010

  This Week's Highlights
Kufyenda!  - A staggeringly jam-packed week with films on disc by Jacques Tourneur, Krzysztof Kieslowski, Fritz Lang, David Lynch, Franck Capra, Tommy Lee Jones, John Woo, Kinji Fukasaku, Dario Argento, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Roger Corman, Cy Endfield and François Girard... to name but a few. :) There is a new Criterion SALE HERE (and below), a mess of calendar updates a new contest with a Blu-ray prize! DVD of the Year balloting is under way!...

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Room in Rome (Julio Medem, 2010) MPI

Journey Into Fear (Norman Foster, 1943) R2 UK Cornerstone Media

Out of Sight [Blu-ray] (Steven Soderbergh, 1998) Universal Studios

Man of Aran (Restored Edition) (Robert J. Flaherty, 1934) R2 UK Park Circus

Memento [Blu-ray] (10th Anniversary Edition) (Christopher Nolan, 2000) - Lions Gate

Falstaff-Chimes at Midnight (Orson Welles, 1965) R2 UK Cornerstone Media

Fugitive: Fourth & Final Season Vol. 2 - Paramount

Glorious 39 [Blu-ray] (Stephen Poliakoff, 2009) Ent. 1

SAFE... NOT SORRY (Classic Educational Shorts Volume 3) - Kino

Bad Day to Go Fishing (Álvaro Brechner, 2009) Film Movement

Summer Wars [Blu-ray] (Mamoru Hosoda, 2009) RB UK Manga Entertainment

71: Into the Fire [Blu-ray] (John H. Lee, 2010) RB UK Cine-Asia

Ip Man 2 [Blu-ray] (Wilson Yip, 2010) RB UK Cine-Asia

The Walking Dead: Season One [Blu-ray] - AMC and Anchor Bay

Exit Through the Gift Shop [Blu-ray] (Banksy, 2010) - Oscilloscope Laboratories

The A-Team [Blu-ray] (Joe Carnahan, 2010) 20th Century Fox

Budrus (Julia Bacha, 2009) R2 UK Dogwoof

How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? (Carlos Carcas + Norberto López Amado, 2010) R2 UK Dogwoof

Into Eternity (Michael Madsen, 2010) R2 UK Dogwoof

Memories of Matsuko [Blu-ray] (Tetsuya Nakashima, 2006) RB UK Third Window Films

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

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

Baarìa (Giuseppe Tornatore, 2009) R2 UK Eone

Equinox Flower / There Was a Father [Blu-ray] (Yasujiro Ozu) - RB UK BFI

Good Morning [Blu-ray] (Yasujirô Ozu, 1959) - RB UK BFI

The Man Who Fell to Earth [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1976) RB UK Optimum

The Girl (Fredrik Edfeldt, 2009) Olive Films

Those Three (Naghi Nemati, 2007) Global Film Initiative

The Temptation of St. Tony (Veiko Ounpuu, 2009) Olive Films

My Time Will Come (Víctor Arregui, 2008) Global Film Initiative

Bedevilled [Blu-ray] (Jang Cheol-so, 2010) RB UK Optimum

Against All Odds [Blu-ray] (Taylor Hackford, 1984) Image Entertainment

Awakenings [Blu-ray] (Penny Marshall, 1990) Image Entertainment

The Boy with Green Hair (Joseph Losey, 1948) R2 UK Odeon

The Strange Door (Joseph Pevney, 1951) R2 UK Odeon

Dogtooth (Giorgos Lanthimos, 2010) Kino

The Locket (John Brahm, 1946) R2 UK Odeon

The Valley [Blu-ray] (Barbet Schroeder, 1972) RB UK BFI

Time For Drunken Horses (Bahman Ghobadi, 2000) Lorber Films

Never Let Me Go [Blu-ray] (Mark Romanek, 2010) 20th Century Fox

Duffer / Moon Over the Alley [Blu-ray] - RB UK - BFI Flipside

Private Road [Blu-ray] (Barney Platts-Mills, 1971) - RB UK - BFI Flipside

To Each His Own (Mitchell Leisen, 1946) R2 UK Odeon

A Summer In La Goulette (Ferid Boughedir, 1996) Kino


ONE VOICE (not Ellsworth Monkton Toohey): The digital disc entertainment world is running hot and cold for me again. We have identified some definitive releases and some, representing important films, that really disappoint. Comparisons were a big help the past 7 days. Revisiting The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada was such a treat - a film I grow more fond of and the region-free German Blu-ray is definitely the best way to indulge. The beginning of the week seems a long time ago but I can't forget the dark style of Lynch's Lost Highway in 1080P. Ben Affleck's The Town deserves some chatter - a multiple bank heist flic that looks and sounds solid. We recommend the extended cut. You might expect that Jean-Pierre Jeunet's MicMacs is a ball - and you'd be right! Despite the technical weakness I really enjoyed Suspiria on the Japanese Region FREE Blu-ray. Thumping along with the momentum of its culty-niche following Kinji Fukasaku's Battle Royale gains further intensity on Blu-ray. Christian Bale is superb as the twisted Gulf War veteran who takes too many chances in Harsh Times. My reviews vented some displeasure but I am still shaking my head at MK2's rendering of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Blue - a favorite film unjustly represented by an underwhelming hi-def digital transfer. Sheeesh. Ditto for François Girard's beautiful The Red Violin - another golden opportunity missed. Ohh and Hard Boiled just looks like crap. Sticking with the negatives as we move to DVD - we have further evidence suggesting VCI have simply used the flawed UK Sanctuary transfer for their 'Ultimate Collector's Edition' of Meet John Doe - good extras, good price - criminally bad a/v. How about some good SD news? okay - check out the notably improved appearance of Tourneur's unforgettable Cat People on Kinowelt Arthaus DVD. Speaking of German DVDs - Fritz Lang's You and Me finally gets put to digital - super film! Gregory keep us up-to-date on Warner Archive goodies with The Underworld Story + Three Steps North. Eric follows the path least chosen with his coverage of Deadly Outlaw: Reeka, God's Bloody Acre and more from the wrong sode of the digital tracks. Leonard gives accolades for Exit Through the Gift Shop. My own less discerning side had a ball with a late night viewing of Roger Corman's It Conquered the World - gimme more!...


The Red Violin BD - Following the unusual journey of an original and unique violin, as it survives three centuries to a present-day auction in Montreal. The violin weaves a Svengali over all those who play it and becomes the subject of passion, deception and destruction. It passes through the hands of traveling Gypsies, a famous concert violinist in England to near-confiscation in Communist China, the violin manages to survive the different lives of those it touches. In present day it again becomes the subject of fascination for a violin historian, played by Samuel L. Jackson. On discovering that he has stumbled upon the much sought after 'Red Violin', he considers instigating a deception of his own kind. Blu-ray Release Date: June 1st, 2010

Deadly Outlaw: Reeka - When a hitman for the Otaki clan takes out the head of the Sanada clan (Tetsurô Tanba, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE), surrogate son/chief hitman Kunishada (Riki Takeuchi, who starred in Miike's DEAD OR ALIVE trilogy prior to this) wants revenge; however, he is told to stand down as the two groups plan to negotiate a truce - mediated by the Bando group - rather than risk a range war. Kunisada takes out the head of the Otaki group, but the younger members of both clans - in conjunction with the Bando group - use that to their advantage and try to make Kunisada into a scapegoat to further their own ends. Arrow DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2010

MicMacs BD - First it was a mine that exploded in the middle of the Moroccan desert. Years later, it was a stray bullet that lodged in his brain... Bazil doesn't have much luck with weapons. The first made him an orphan, the second holds him on the brink of sudden, instant death. Released from the hospital after his accident, Bazil is homeless. Luckily, our inspired and gentle-natured dreamer is quickly taken in by a motley crew of junkyard dealers living in a veritable Ali Baba's cave. The group's talents and aspirations are as surprising as they are diverse: Remington, Calculator, Buster, Slammer, Elastic Girl, Tiny Pete, and Mama Chow. Then one day, walking by two huge buildings, Bazil recognizes the logos of the weapons manufacturers that caused all of his misfortune. He sets out to take revenge, with the help of his faithful gang of wacky friends. Underdogs battling heartless industrial giants, our gang relive the battle of David and Goliath, with all the imagination and fantasy of Buster Keaton... Sony Blu-ray Release date: December 14th, 2010

Harsh Times BD - An unstable Gulf War veteran with a savior complex receives a shocking wake-up call upon returning stateside and accepting a position with the Department of Homeland Security in the directorial debut of Training Day screenwriter David Ayer. Jim (Christian Bale) is a Gulf War veteran who believes his sworn duty to protect his fellow Americans extends to the streets of Los Angeles, and he longs to fulfill his destiny by joining the LAPD. Rejected by the force and left to ponder his future with his impoverished Mexican paramour -- whom he had intended on bringing to the city after joining the police -- the dejected and unemployed veteran is offered a second shot at helping his country when he is subsequently approached by the Department of Homeland Security. As Jim and his unemployed best friend, Mike (Freddy Rodriguez), carve a swath of chaos through the streets of Los Angeles, the weight of their American dream soon comes crashing down in a devastating blow that threatens to dash their high hopes for a bright future. Weinstein Blu-ray Release date: December 14th, 2010

Suspiria BD - Argento's masterpiece of horror, with its assault of garish colors, booming soundtrack and horrifically dreamlike set pieces, is the cinematic equivalent of an exceptionally scary fun house. It tells the story of Susan (Harper) a young, impressionable American who travels abroad in order to study at a prestigious European ballet academy. From the first day, however, she begins to realize that frightening things are afoot at the hallowed institution. Enduring a rain of maggots, poisoned food and other unpleasant occurrences, she discovers that the school is a secret convening place for an ages-old witches' coven. King Records (Japan) Blu-ray Release Date: December 8th, 2010

Exit Through the Gift Shop BD - Exit Through the Gift Shop is the inside story of street art - a chaotic brew of illegal self-expression that exploded into a global phenomenon at the turn of this century - and what happened when an eccentric shopkeeper-turned-amateur filmmaker named Thierry Guetta set out to produce the ultimate documentary on the art form. After spending five years videotaping many of the world’s most infamous vandals at work, he met Banksy, a camera shy British stencil artist who felt Guetta himself would make a more fitting subject for a documentary. Blu-ray Release Date: September 6th, 2010

Meet John Doe - Written by a discharged journalist as a publicity stunt, and as a parting shot at the paper's new editor, the premise of the letter unexpectedly fires the imagination of the Bulletin's readers and the wider American public. Its real author, Ann Mitchell (Barbara Stanwyck) who has fabricated the letter in her final column, is rehired, and now needs to find someone to play the part of the fictional John Doe. Gary Cooper is perfectly cast as Long John Willoughby, an injured and penniless former baseball pitcher lured into impersonating John Doe with the promise of medical treatment. In what would have undoubtedly been an Oscar winning performance, were it not for his own success that same year in Howard Hawk's Sergeant York, Cooper excels himself here as Willoughby's initial indifference to his undertaking turns to genuine concern at his role. DVD Release Date: November 30th, 2010

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada BD - As anyone familiar with the career of screenwriter Guillermo Arriaga (Amores Perros, 21 Grams) would expect, the initial ‘modern revenge Western’ premise is merely the framework for a subtle, involving exploration of friendship, loyalty, sex, death and forgiveness — all the good stuff. Arriaga’s fragmented style allows the audience to experience Melquiades’ (Julio Cedillo) life when he’s already dead, flavouring the warmth and charm of his scenes alongside best pal Pete (Jones himself, marvellous) with an underlying sadness and sense of fate. Similarly, we know Officer Norton is a killer-to-be when we witness his callous attitude both to his wife and the “wetbacks” he brutalises at every opportunity. German Blu-ray Release Date: August 19th, 2010

The Town BD - Ben Affleck follows his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone directorial debut by directing, co-writing and starring in a taut thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. He plays Doug MacRay, leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves. Blu-ray Release date: December 17th, 2010

Battle Royale BD - In a future where society is on the verge of collapse, the government takes drastic action against the problem of rebellious teenagers in this violent sci-fi opus from Japan. In the year 2002, Japan's economy has taken a dramatic turn for the worse, and massive unemployment and inflation have thrown most adults into a state of chaos; the nation's youth culture responds with unprecedented violence, delinquency, and truancy. Desperate to restore order, the Japanese parliament responds by creating the Millennial Reform School Act, in which groups of junior high students are selected at random, sent to an isolated island, and forced to play a rigorous war game, in which all but one of their number are killed. Kitano (Beat Takeshi) is an embittered school instructor who guides the 44 students of the Zentsuji Middle School's Class B through the deadly game known as "Battle Royale," as they struggle to survive against the elements and each other. Blu-ray Release Date: December 13th, 2010

Hard Boiled BD - Violence as poetry, rendered by a master—brilliant and passionate, John Woo’s Hard Boiled tells the story of jaded detective “Tequila” Yuen (played with controlled fury by Chow Yun-fat). Woo’s dizzying odyssey through the world of Hong Kong Triads, undercover agents, and frenzied police raids culminates unforgettably in the breathless hospital sequence. More than a cops-and-bad-guys story, Hard Boiled continually startles with its originality and dark humor. Blu-ray Release Date: December 14th, 2007

Blue (Kieslowski) BD - " other ways, however, the Three Colours films cannot be faulted. They showcase a director working at the summit of his powers, with equally skilled and talented collaborators like Piesiewicz and composer Zbigniew Preisner. Many moments will surely linger in the memory - be it the reflections in the dark pools of Binoche's huge eyes, or the elliptical time-lapses of Blue; the orgasmic flashes of blinding white light in White; the catwalk sequence in Red, where Jacob is illuminated by flashbulb after flashbulb, or even just recurring in-jokes like the music of Van Den Budenmayer." Blu-ray Boxset Release Date: October 13th, 2010

It Conquered the World - A giant vegetable from another planet runs amok, under the unflinching direction of Roger Corman. It may look like a giant bean bag, but the monster is infinitely more expressive than Beverly Garland, Lee Van Cleef, or the inevitable Peter Graves (and for early American International Pictures, that's an expensive cast). Amazingly, this 1956 picture isn't half bad—Corman keeps plugging away long after any sensible director would have grabbed his check and split. DVD Release Date: July 28th, 2010

Cat People - Tourneur's 1942 Cat People is one of those rare films that has an indefinable appeal - it unwittingly achieved cultish status while leaving a very long-lasting impression on those who see it. It expressed its unusual plot with such a degree of garish suspense while at the same time underachieving the lurid posters that drew its crowds to the theatre. With a low budget and virtually no special effects it is still quite haunting even by modern standards. There is a slight inference of feline/feminine disdain and outright fear of women, but its is a bit of a stretch. The feminine mystique of the film is till very prevalent though and perhaps this is its appeal. With a macguffin-like horror that is never disclosed and it has under-discussed origins. Because of its age Cat People would be easy to dismiss with poor production values and unrealistic performances, but the hidden appeal of the film does not seem to diminish even when you become impatiently aware of these limitations. DVD Release Date: September 16th 2010

The Underworld Story - Crime reporter Mike Reese (Dan Duryea) has a nose for news…and an eager hand under the table in return for spinning the truth in favor of moneyed perps. But after he tries to cash in on a story involving a maid accused of a society murder, Reese ultimately finds the courage to reveal the truth and make amends for his tainted past. One of this noirish film’s lines of dialogue refers to ancestral witch burnings. Intentionally or not, the line underscores the imminent blacklisting of The Underworld Story’s costar Howard da Silva plus the director and the screenwriter. The intriguing story is by Craig Rice, the famed female mystery writer of the 1940s and ’50s who was the cover-story subject of Time’s January 28, 1946 issue. DVD Release Date: September 7th, 2010

God's Bloody Acre - When brothers Monroe (Thomas Wood aka Bill Kerwin of the original gorefest BLOOD FEAST), Ezra (Daniel Schweitzer), and bushy-haired Benny (Sam Moree) find their backwoods Eden invaded by land developers intending to turn it into a campground, they decide to scare the interlopers off. When an over-enthusiastic Benny accidentally kills one of the builders, the three decide that there is no turning back and are determined to defend their home to the death. Unfortunately, some a diverse set of weekend campers have stumbled upon the in-construction camp ground - including bigotted Robert (Robert Rosano) and his bickering wife Carol (Kayelynne)... DVD Release Date: January 25th, 2011

Three Steps North - Although it was filmed in Amalfi with a largely Italian cast, which includes the great Aldo Fabrizi in a distinctly minor role, W. Lee Wilder's melodrama, "Three Steps North," follows the routine pattern of low-budget American crime films. Indeed, its hard-boiled hero, whom Lloyd Bridges arrogantly plays, is a familiar type of American movie criminal, returned to Italy after a trick in jail to dig up some black-market money that he had stashed away there during the war. And his subsequent adventures in Amalfi, as recorded on the Palace's screen, are no different from those of his opposite number in a movie set in Kansas City, say. DVD Release Date: September 28, 2010

Rivals - Widowed Manhattan gallery owner Christine's (Joan Hackett, THE TERMINAL MAN) already-tense relationship with her Oedipally-obsessed, precocious "ten year old" filmmaker son Jamie (Scott Jacoby, THE LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE) becomes even more complicated - and deadly - when she catches the eye of obnoxious tour guide Peter (Robert Klein, THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT) who proposes marriage upon meeting her. DVD Release Date: November 9th, 2010

Rio Breaks - Neither a traditional sports documentary, nor a surfing travelogue like the goofy, bubbly FOLLOW ME (1969), RIO BREAKS follows Fabio and Naama, two boys living in a Rio de Janeiro slum who have a love of surfing. At home, they have to withstand the pressures to join the drug-trafficking trade(with few other options). On the beach, they mix in with the tourists and the more affluent and get to show off their surfing chops. The goals of these and many other boys (and some girls, we find out) from similar backgrounds is to compete in surfing competitions and secure sponsorship as a way out of the slums. DVD Release Date: August 31st, 2010

NY Export: Opus Jazz - Jerome Robbins' expanded his WEST SIDE STORY choreography into a New York urban ballet that became a world-wide hit and was performed on The Ed Sullivan Show (under Robbins' technical direction). The film, co-produced by "Great Performances," takes the performance off the stage and out of the TV studio to a handful of little-seen (on film), atmospheric urban New York locations. The performance is bookended by a "pure cinema" prologues and epilogues of the dancers' downtime as well as some interstitial bits between the four acts. DVD Release Date: November 22nd, 2010

Lost Highway BD - The thrill of this kind of enigmatic rhyming structure, combined with Lynch's masterful and often powerful fusions of sound and image, is that it makes all sorts of splashy expressionistic effects possible--moments of "pure" filmmaking in which the ideological trappings of noir become subverted by the heady mixtures (such as the literal and figurative grafting of the Mystery Man onto the body of Arquette). The limitation is that, even if the thematic preoccupations at times appear to float and circulate independent of the inner tubes, their assumptions remain mired in the adolescent mind-set ("dirty" sex and corrupted male innocence) that informs virtually all of Lynch's features. Blu-ray Release Date: November 3rd, 2010

You and Me - Lang's third US picture, like Fury and You Only Live Once, deals with the subject of crime, but this time in a far less sombre manner. A real curiosity, the film is a lively mixture of musical, romantic comedy, gangster movie, social drama and Brechtian satire, the latter underlined by the songs of Kurt Weill. According to Lang, 'There's no question but Brecht was most responsible for the film.' The setting is a department store whose liberal owner employs mostly former prisoners. Two of them, Raft and Sidney, fall in love and marry, though he doesn't realize she's an ex-con like him. DVD Release Date: December 3rd 2010


Three Silent Classics By Josef Von Sternberg (Underworld / Last Command / Docks of New York) - List Price: $79.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $43.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

8 1/2 (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Federico Fellini, 1963) - List Price: $39.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Stagecoach (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (John Ford, 1939) - List Price: $39.95 - 44% OFF! Price: $22.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

M (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Fritz Lang, 1931) - List Price: $39.95 - 44% OFF! Price: $22.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Kagemusha (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Akira Kurosawa, 1980) List Price: $39.98 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Seventh Seal (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) - List Price: $39.95 - 44% OFF! Price: $22.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Walkabout (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Nicolas Roeg, 1971) List Price: $39.98 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy (Rome Open City/Paisan/Germany Year Zero) (The Criterion Collection) List Price: $79.95 - 45% Price: $43.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eclipse Series 23: The First Films of Akira Kurosawa (The Criterion Collection) (Sanshiro Sugata / The Most Beautiful / Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two / The Men Who Tread on the Tiger's Tail) List Price: $59.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $32.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Z (The Criterion Collection) (Costa-Gavras, 1969) List Price: $39.95 - 51% OFF Price: $19.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Bigger Than Life (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Nicholas Ray, 1956) List Price: $39.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Umberto D. - Criterion Collection (Vittorio De Sica, 1955) List Price: $29.95 - 43% OFF - Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Horse's Mouth - Criterion Collection (Ronald Neame, 1958) List Price: $29.95 - 43% OFF - Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Pickup on South Street - Criterion Collection (Samuel Fuller, 1953) List Price: $29.95 45% OFF! Price: $16.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eclipse Series 21: Oshima's Outlaw Sixties (The Criterion Collection) List Price: $69.95 - 46% OFF! - Price: $37.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Night and the City - Criterion Collection (Jules Dassin, 1950) List Price: $39.95 - 44% OFF! Price: $22.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Fiend Without a Face - Criterion Collection (Arthur Crabtree, 1958) List Price: $39.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eclipse Series 5 - The First Films of Samuel Fuller (The Baron of Arizona / I Shot Jesse James / The Steel Helmet) (The Criterion Collection) List Price: $44.95 - 43% OFF! - Price: $25.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

I Vitelloni - Criterion Collection (Federico Fellini, 1956) List Price: $29.95 43% OFF! - Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Summer Hours (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Olivier Assayas, 2008) List Price: $39.95 - 45% OFF! - Price: $21.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Band of Outsiders - Criterion Collection (Jean-Luc Godard, 1964) List Price: $29.95 - 43% OFF! Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Lola Montès (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] (Max Ophüls, 1955) List Price: $39.95 - 46% OFF! - Price: $21.49 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Cranes are Flying - Criterion Collection (Mikhail Kalatozov, 1960) List Price: $29.95 - 43% OFF! - Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Brakhage: An Anthology, Volumes One and Two (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray] List Price: $79.95 - 46% OFF - Price: $42.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

Eyes Without a Face - Criterion Collection (Georges Franju, 1962) List Price: $29.95 - 40% OFF! - Price: $17.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Last Wave - Criterion Collection (Peter Weir, 1977) List Price: $29.95 - 43% OFF! - Price: $16.99 (BEAVER REVIEW)

 Next 4 weeks on the Calendar

December 13th, 2010


The A-Team [Blu-ray] (Joe Carnahan, 2010) 20th Century Fox

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 - Limited Edition [Blu-ray] (Kinji Fukasaku, 2000) - RB UK Arrow Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

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)

Double Take (Johan Grimonprez, 2010) Kino

Exit Through the Gift Shop (Banksy, 2010) - Oscilloscope Labs (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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

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

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

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

Resonnances (Philippe Robert, 2006) Synapse Films (BEAVER REVIEW)

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 (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


January 3rd, 2011


1981 (Ricardo Trogi, 2009) Film Movement

A Walk in the Clouds [Blu-ray] (Alfonso Arau, 1995) 20th Century Fox

Alien Anthology (6-disc) [Blu-ray] - RB FR Fox Pathe Europa

The Blind Side [Blu-ray] (John Lee Hancock, 2009) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8 Motion Comic [Blu-ray] - 20th Century Fox

Catfish [Blu-ray] (Ariel Schulman, Henry Joost , 2010) Universal

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

Desperado & El Mariachi [Blu-ray] (Robert Rodriguez, 1995/92) Sony

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet's Nest [Blu-ray] (Daniel Alfredson, 2009) - Music Box Films

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

Good Neighbor Sam (David Swift, 1964) Sony Pictures

Graves / Zombies Of Mass Destruction (Double Feature) [Blu-ray] - LionsGate

How the West Was Won [Blu-ray] (John Ford, Henry Hathaway, George Marshall and Richard Thorpe, 1962) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Howl [Blu-ray] (Rob Epstein + Jeffrey Friedman, 2010) Oscilloscope Laboratories

Ishtar [Blu-ray] (Elaine May, 1987) Sony

JFK [Blu-ray] (Oliver Stone, 1991) Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

L.A. Confidential [Blu-ray] (Curtis Hanson, 1997) Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

Machete [Blu-ray (Robert Rodriguez and Ethan Maniquis, 2010) 20th Century Fox

The Matrix [Blu-ray] (Larry and Andy Wachowski, 1999) Warner (BEAVER REVIEW)

Once Upon a Time in Mexico [Blu-ray] (Robert Rodriguez, 2003) Sony

The Princess Bride [Blu-ray] (Rob Reiner, 1987) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Stieg Larsson Trilogy Box Set [Blu-ray] - Music Box Films

The Supreme Swordsman (Shaw Brothers) (Keith Li, 1981) - Funimation

The Sword of Swords (Kang Cheng, 1968) Funimation

The Thomas Crown Affair [Blu-ray] (John McTiernan, 1999) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

To Live and Die in La [Blu-ray] (William Friedkin, 1985) MGM (BEAVER REVIEW)

The Wizard of Oz [Blu-ray] (Victor Fleming, 1939) Warner Home Video (BEAVER REVIEW)

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


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