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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #480 on: December 17, 2015, 10:25:35 PM »
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January 26, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock's The Wrong Man (1956) from Warner Archive



The Wrong Man (1956) - Amazon



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« Reply #481 on: December 22, 2015, 04:42:08 PM »
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May 17, 2016

Ulu Grosbard's Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971) on blu-ray from Kino



Georgie Soloway is a pop hit love song writer who cannot love himself or others. He spends his days with various women flying his plane, and dropping in to the world around him. Cinematography by Victor J. Kemper (John Cassavetes' Husbands, Karel Reisz's The Gambler).   


March 8, 2016

Howard the Duck (1986) from Universal



Howard the Duck (1986) - Amazon

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« Reply #482 on: December 29, 2015, 02:09:41 AM »
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April 12, 2016

Alberto De Martino's Blazing Magnum aka Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) from Scorpion Releasing



Blazing Magnum aka Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) - Amazon

An Ottawa police captain searches for the person who poisoned his sister, who was attending the university in Montreal. So desperate is he for revenge that he begin to use his own brutal methods to find the killer. Soon he discovers that not everything is what he thought it was.



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« Reply #483 on: January 01, 2016, 06:13:49 PM »
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Available Now

Warner Archive's Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 9 was released back in October and slipped under the radar



Forbidden Hollywood Collecton Vol. 9 - Amazon


And DVDBeaver has made an in-depth end of the year post, detailing some of the year's best releases.

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« Reply #484 on: January 04, 2016, 08:21:29 PM »
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March 14, 2016

David Lowell Rich's Madame X (1966) from Panamint Cinema (UK).

Cinematography by Russel Metty (All That Heaven Allows, Written on the Wind, There's Always Tomorrow, Imitation of Life, etc.), Produced by Ross Hunter (also Douglas Sirk's films)



Lana Turner produces one of the greatest performances of her career in this highly-charged adaptation of Alexandre Bisson's often filmed classic play.

When Holly Anderson (Lana Turner), neglected by her wealthy socialite husband (John Forsythe), is romantically pursued by Phil Benton (Ricardo Montalban), tragedy strikes. Constance Bennett in her last film role, playing Holly's mother-in-law, turns nemesis, forcing her to leave her husband and infant son to protect their reputation.

Travelling the world in a haze of drugs and alcohol for twenty years, Holly returns to her home town, only to meet more trouble, which ends with her facing a jury on a charge of murder.


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« Reply #485 on: January 08, 2016, 11:02:41 PM »
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Q1 2016 TBD

Howard Hawks' The Big Sleep (1946) from Warner Archive



The Big Sleep (1946) - Amazon


John Huston's Key Largo (1948) from Warner Archive



Key Largo (1948) - Amazon


February 16, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock's I Confess (1953) from Warner Archive



I Confess (1953) - Amazon

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #486 on: January 09, 2016, 02:26:57 PM »
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^he looks kinda tough on the cover but only kinda, and perhaps you can see the fear in his eyes, as Key Largo has the most terrified Bogart of all. the dude gets stepped on. so i like that movie, for its representation of both Key Largo and Bogart as a person. it's a different perspective from the days of gangsters and detectives. there'd be so much averted crying at the table if he and the Bogart from In a Lonely Place ever met and shared their stories.

recently i was browsing around on amazon, wanting to buy a pre-code movie. my favorite movies are short, melodramatic and cinematic, so i'm a sucker for pre-code movies every time. i ended up buying this:



it was cheaper alone than in its set:



this is Merrily We Go To Hell's synopsis:

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A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.

i think finding the dream is a kid reality, and living with or without the dream is an adult reality. what i'd need to discover is a reason not to want to see this, and such a quest would be absolutely impossible. on top of the already mentioned, the director Dorothy Arzner was "the only woman director during the 'Golden Age' of Hollywood's studio system." for me this triggers emotions brought by confirmation bias.



a picture like this in our times is treated like a goddamn revelation. if you don't already know it, you're just blowing it, regarding the capabilities of humanity being both boundless and shared by everyone, that's what i think, and what cinema and other art from the early 20th century constantly demonstrates to me. that's a social topic, what i like to know is the topic of the movie. Merrily We Go To Hell is on order.
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« Reply #487 on: January 13, 2016, 07:40:37 AM »
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March 14, 2016

Luchino Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers (1961) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (eventually coming from Milestone in the US)



Rocco and His Brothers (1961) - Amazon UK

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.





March 28, 2016

Nicolas Roeg's Eureka (1983) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



Eureka (1983) - Amazon UK

In 1925, Arctic prospector Jack McCann becomes a rich man when he strikes gold but 20 years later he faces major personal and family problems.



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« Reply #488 on: January 16, 2016, 11:24:29 AM »
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January 25, 2016

Dario Argento's Deep Red (1975) from Arrow UK, from a new 4K restoration - 3-disc set limited to 1,000 units. Full list of extras here. Sold out everywhere except Amazon Italy. Standard edition blu-ray coming on May 30, 2016.



Deep Red (1975) - Amazon Italy


Full size comparison screencaps at DVDBeaver, some resized comparisons below - Old Arrow UK/Kino release top, new Arrow 4K transfer on the bottom (some quality loss)









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« Reply #489 on: January 21, 2016, 06:53:24 PM »
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April 12, 2016

Too Late for Tears (1949) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley



Through a fluke circumstance a ruthless woman stumbles across a suitcase filled with $60,000, and she is determined to hold onto it even it if means murder.

Too Late for Tears (1949) - Flicker Alley






Woman on the Run (1950) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley



Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Woman on the Run (1950) - Flicker Alley

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February 23, 2016

Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) on blu-ray from Synapse in a 3-disc limited edition



Tenebrae (1982) - Diabolik DVD



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« Reply #491 on: February 01, 2016, 05:24:03 PM »
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May 17, 2016

William Castle's I Saw What You Did! (1965) from Scream Factory



Teenagers Libby and Kit innocently spend an evening doing random crank calls. These calls lead to murderous consequences.



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« Reply #492 on: February 02, 2016, 02:48:44 AM »
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April 19, 2016

Sam Fuller's Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (1974) from Olive Films



An American private eye is shot dead in Germany by an international extortion gang, and his partner arrives to seek revenge.

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Fuller was offered the opportunity to direct an episode of the popular German crime drama by film critic (and later writer/director) Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, in appreciation for the director's help in securing interviews with filmmakers Howard Hawks and John Ford for a documentary project. Upon meeting with the program's producers and feeling initial doubts about being able to conform to the show's standard template, he suggested a storyline inspired by the then-recent Profumo affair in England, which the producers approved to Fuller's surprise.

Fuller's screenplay took liberties with the established style of the show by eliminating a primary series protagonist early in the episode in order to introduce a one-time American character to helm the investigation, by conducting the majority of the program in English rather than German (though subtitles were provided in the German broadcast), and by ultimately treating the story with a satirical and often broadly comic tone.


April 19, 2016

Try and Get Me! aka The Sound of Fury (1950) from Olive Films, restored by The Film Noir Foundation



A man who is down on his luck falls in with a criminal.



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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #493 on: February 02, 2016, 01:43:58 PM »
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i wish my eyes were fresh on the noir genre and i didn't already own so many. when i hear about new releases i think about things like blu-ray prices and replay value, i don't think i've bought a noir on blu-ray except The Third Man on criterion, which is kinda funny and really i should sell that, and i know companies are choosing movies that didn't already have excellent dvd releases, i know they want me to want them, and i do, but i don't.

1974 is well outside the years of noir. i lumped Dead Pigeon in there for conversational purposes and because i'm much more likely to buy a noir movie than a general crime movie, since idgaf about crime movies. that's a Sweaty Man Cave genre, crime movies, to me, kinda, i'm also saying that for conversational purposes, the point is i also see the music credit for Dead Pigeon:

Music by Can (as The Can)

PT fans should be familiar with Can now. how the fuck did they make the music for a Fuller crime movie? idk. that's cool. maybe i should start Netflixing again, you know, could be that easy really. torrenting. idk.

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« Reply #494 on: February 02, 2016, 03:14:43 PM »
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Apparently Scorsese had the last existing print of Try and Get Me! (1950). I trust Scorsese recommendations and especially Scorsese on noir. Another that comes to mind is Murder by Contract (1958), which he recorded a video introduction for in the Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics box set.




Nice find on the Can song.

 

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