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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #825 on: June 04, 2018, 07:01:19 PM »
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August 28, 2018

Alex Cox’s Straight to Hell (1987) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 2K remaster



Four hapless bank robbers bury their loot and attempt to hide out in a deserted desert town, but very soon find out that the town is not really deserted. Norwood (Sy Richardson), Simms (Joe Strummer) and Willy (Dick Rude) are three black-suited killers-for-hire. After missing their intended target and trying to escape the wrath of their employer (Jim Jarmusch), they head for the desert and rob a bank en-route. As their car dies in a ravine, the trio bury their money and head for a lonely town to hide out till the heat blows over. The insane cast includes Courtney Love, The Pogues, Grace Jones, Dennis Hopper, Elvis Costello, Kathy Burke and Xander Berkeley.






June 29, 2018

Albert Brooks’ Modern Romance (1981) on blu-ray from Indicator (UK)



A successful film editor with far too many issues that affects the relationship between him and his remarkably patient girlfriend.

Modern Romance (1981) - Amazon UK






August 20, 2018

David Mamet’s Oleanna (1994) on blu-ray Indicator (UK)



Flustered college student Carol (Debra Eisenstadt) visits John (William H. Macy), one of her professors, and asks how she can pass his class. The narcissistic instructor barely seems to notice her presence, and goes off on tangents relating to his own personal philosophies and problems while failing to answer the pupil. Later, a more assured Carol returns and accuses John of sexual harassment. The professor is baffled, but Carol remains steadfast in her claim, and their feud escalates nastily.






August 20, 2018

Costa-Gavras’ Missing (1982) on blu-ray from Indicator (UK)



In 1973, U.S. businessman Ed Horman (Jack Lemmon) arrives in Chile to look for his son, Charles (John Shea), a politically left-leaning journalist who disappeared during a military coup. Charles' wife, Beth (Sissy Spacek), has been looking for some time, but her requests for help from the U.S. consulate have thus far produced few results. As Ed and Beth try to figure out what really happened to Charles, Ed realizes that the American officials may know more than they're telling.






August 7, 2018

Nicholas Meyers’ The Day After (1983) on blu-ray from Kino, starring Jason Robards



The countdown has begun! Against the real-life backdrop of the US deployment of WMDs in Europe during the escalating cold war,this dramatically involving and agonizingly graphic film about nuclear holocaust detonated a direct hit into the heartland of America. Starring Jason Robards, JoBeth Williams, Steve Guttenberg, John Cullum and John Lithgow, this controversial, potent drama remains one of the most talked-about programs in television history. When cold-war tensions reach the ultimate boiling point, the inhabitants of a small town in Kansas learn — along with the rest of America — that they have less than 30 minutes before 300 Soviet warheads begin to appear overhead! Can anyone survive this ultimate nightmare...or the nuclear winter that is sure to follow?






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Abdellatif Kechiche's Black Venus (2010) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK



The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does nothing but exhibit her as a freak in a phony and humiliating carnival show. After a series of troubles caused by their act, Caesar, Saartje and their new friend, bear-tamer Réaux, head for Paris where once again, and against her will, she has to mimic savagery and expose her body, first in carnivals, then in the aristocratic salons of Paris, later on among the libertines and finally in brothels where she ends up being a prostitute. In the meantime, French anatomists will have taken an interest in her unusual anatomy (enormous buttocks and labia) only to declare her the missing link from ape to man. In 1815, aged only 27, she dies alone, of a combination of pneumonia and venereal disease.

Black Venus (2010) - Amazon

Black Venus (2010) - Amazon UK






August 21, 2018

John Cassavetes’ Gloria (1980) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



When a young boy's family is killed by the mob, their tough neighbor Gloria becomes his reluctant guardian. In possession of a book that the gangsters want, the pair go on the run in New York.








August 14, 2018

Terry Gilliam’s Tideland (2005) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK



Pre-teen Jeliza-Rose's parents are hopeless drug addicts. Left alone on a decrepit country estate, the girl survives as she mentally transfers into a bizzare, hallucinatory world, created by her own mind.

Tideland (2005) - Amazon

Tideland (2005) - Amazon UK






August 13, 2018

Percy Adlon’s  Bagdad Cafe (1987) on blu-ray from StudioCanal UK



A lonely German woman ends up in the most desolate motel on Earth and decides to make it brighter.

Bagdad Cafe (1987) - Amazon UK




 

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