DVDBeaver Newsletter - December 31st, 2007
Magandang hapon po! - Our last letter before 2008!! I have a strange feeling it's going to be a wonderful year for us all.
It's slow again in DVD this week, the world all over, and we have a scant 7 reviews this newsletter - focusing the majority of our energies on the DVD of the Year 2007 (special thanks to all who voted and Adam who tabulated). We also have some important new Calendar Updates! plus two new contests with valuable prizes!
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Criterion rumors for 2008: I Live in Fear (Kurosawa), A Woman Is a Woman Re-issue? (Jean-Luc Godard), Shanghai Express (Marlene Dietrich), Maurice Chevalier/Jeanette MacDonald Boxset (Eclipse?), Jour de Fete (Jacques Tati) and The Furies (Anthony Mann, 1950).
FIRST WEEK OF JANUARY 2008 CONTEST
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THIS WEEK's PRIZE: 5-disc Complete Collector's Edition of Blade Runner in HD!
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NEW KOREAN DRAMA CONTEST in Leonard's review of Snow Queen HERE.
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LATEST Additions to the Release Calendar (PRE-ORDER!).
Tales From Earthsea (Goro Miyazaki, 2006) R2 UK Optimum Home Entertainment
Classic Musicals From the Dream Factory, Vol. 3 (Hit the Deck/Deep in My Heart/Kismet/Nancy Goes to Rio/Two Weeks with Love/Broadway Melody of 1936/Broadway Melody of 1938/Born to Dance/Lady Be Good) Warner NOTE: The date on Amazon is incorrect - it's due out in 2008, not 2007.
Goya's Ghosts (Milos Forman, 2006) Sony Pictures
Barabba (Richard Fleischer, 1961) Sony Pictures
Antonio Gaudí (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1984) Criterion
Ice Storm (Ang Lee, 1997) Criterion
Mafioso (Alberto Lattuada, 1962) Criterion
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [HD DVD] (Andrew Dominik, 2007) Warner
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford [Blu-ray] (Andrew Dominik, 2007) Warner
The Tracker - Traversing the dry Australian
outback in 1922, four men pursue an Aborigine accused of murdering a white
woman, in Rolf de Heer's moralistic fable "The Tracker." No names are used and
the film's credits identify the men only as archetypes: the Fanatic, a
no-nonsense mounted policeman; the Follower, a ukulele-strumming novice; the
Veteran, a laconic philosopher; the barely seen Fugitive; and the mysterious
Week of December 31st, 2007
War (Philip G. Atwell, 2007) Lions Gate
Week of January 7th, 2008
3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold, 2007) Lions Gate Home Entertainment
3:10 to Yuma [Blu-ray] (James Mangold, 2007) Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Accident (Joseph Losey, 1967) R2 UK Optimum
Affair to Remember (2-disc - 50th Anniversary Ed) (Leo McCarey, 1957) - 20th Century Fox
Cary Grant Collection (Indiscreet, Operation Petticoat, That Touch of Mink, and The Grass Is Greener) - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
Con Air [Blu-ray] (Simon West, 1997) Touchstone / Disney
Dans Paris (Christophe Honoré, 2006) IFC
Death Sentence (Unrated Edition) (James Wan, 2007) 20th Century Fox
Go West (Ahmed Imamovic, 2005) Water Bearer
The Golden Door (Emanuele Crialese, 2006) Walt Disney Video
Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (Robert Ellis Miller, 1968) Warner Home Video
Killing Machine / Shogun's Ninja (Double Feature) [Blu-ray] - Bci / Eclipse
Klimt (Raoul Ruiz, 2006) Koch Lorber Films
Man on Fire [Blu-ray] (Tony Scott, 2004) Fox Home Entertainment
Martin Scorsese Presents: Val Lewton - Warner Home Video
Payday (Daryl Duke, 1973) Warner Home Video
Personal Best (Robert Towne, 1982) - Warner
The Pianist [HD DVD] (Roman Polanski, 2002) Universal Studios
The Rock [Blu-ray] (Michael Bay, 1996) Walt Disney Video
See How They Fall (Jacques Audiard, 1994) Synkronized USA
Sister Street Fighter / Sister Street Fighter II [Blu-ray] - Bci / Eclipse
Sunshine (Danny Boyle, 2007) 20th Century Fox
Sunshine [Blu-ray] (Danny Boyle, 2007) 20th Century Fox
Val Lewton Collection (Cat People / The Curse of the Cat People / I Walked with a Zombie / The Body Snatcher / Isle of the Dead / Bedlam / The Leopard Man / The Ghost Ship / The Seventh Victim / Shadows in the Dark plus 6th disc of Scorsese documentary) - Warner
Zodiac - The Director's Cut (Two-Disc Special Collector's Edition) - (David Fincher,2007) Paramount
Zodiac - The Director's Cut [HD DVD] (David Fincher,2007) Paramount
Have fun this evening if you plan on ringing in the new year with friends,
STAY TUNED FOR UPCOMING CLASSIC RELEASES: Forbidden Hollywood: Volume 2 (six films plus pre-Code documentary), Gangsters Collection, Vol. 2 (Bullets or Ballots / City for Conquest / Each Dawn I Die / G Men / San Quentin / A Slight Case of Murder) Warner, Gangsters Collection, Vol. 3 (Picture Snatcher, Lady Killer, Smart Money, Black Legion, Mayor of Hell and Brother Orchid.) Warner,, Joan Crawford Collection Volume 2 (Flamingo Road/Strange Cargo/Torch Song/others), The Lana Turner Collection, Lon Chaney Collection Volume 2 (The Unholy Three/The Unholy Three/Tell It to the Marines/He Who Gets Slapped/Tod Browning doc.), Night Nurse (Barbara Stanwyck), The Day the Earth Stood Still Special Edition (dir. Robert Wise, USA 1951), An Affair to Remember 50th Anniversary Edition (dir. Leo McCary, USA 1957), The Robe Special Edition (dir. Henry Koster, USA 1952), Daisy Kenyon (dir. Otto Preminger, USA 1947), Dangerous Crossing, (dir. Joseph Newman, USA 1953), Black Widow (dir. Nunnally Johnson, USA 1954), Boomerang! (dir. Elia Kazan, USA 1947), Charlie Chan Vol 4 (starring Sidney Toler), The Naked Prey (1966) Criterion. Bette Davis 100th Anniversary Set (titles TBD), Bette Davis Collections: Volume 3 (includes All This, And Heaven, Too/ Dangerous/In This Our Life/The Corn Is Green/Watch On The Rhine/more), David Lean Collection (Blithe Spirit/Brief Encounter/Great Expectations/In Which We Serve/Madeleine/Oliver Twist/Passionate Friends/This Happy Breed) and more...