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Title: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 01, 2011, 01:54:56 AM
All titles in this thread can be found compiled at blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=384731&categoryid=7&action=owned)

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Couple of real odd announcements came about today. I'm starting a thread to keep track of these. Never thought these would come about...

Early Julio Medem Films Heading to Blu-ray
Independent distributors Tanelorn Films have revealed that they are planning to begin releasing on Blu-ray in Q4. The distributors will release three early films by acclaimed Spanish director Julio Medem (Lovers of the Arctic Circle, Chaotic Ana): Vacas (1992), La ardilla roja a.k.a The Red Squirrel (1993), and Tierra a.k.a Earth (1996). Preliminary release dates are yet to be revealed.

Source (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=7650)
Title: Re: Random blu-ray news as I see fit
Post by: Just Withnail on November 01, 2011, 05:25:05 AM
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starring Theresa Russell (Whore)

that's a bit harsh

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Gary Oldman (Romeo Is Bleeding), Christopher Lloyd (Bialy smok)

 :saywhat:

do they feel obliged not to pick their big films since they're releasing an obscure one?

Also starring Tom Hanks (That Thing You Do!)
Title: Re: Random blu-ray news as I see fit
Post by: polkablues on November 01, 2011, 10:21:55 AM
Also starring Kevin Costner (Malibu Hot Summer).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 05, 2011, 05:12:38 PM
Robert Mulligan's The Nickel Ride (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073451/) is being released with John Frankenheimer's 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071089/) on DVD on December 13, 2011. I've heard The Nickel Ride mentioned in the same breath as crime flicks like Point Blank (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062138), The Friends of Eddie Coyle (1973) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070077/), The Outside Man (1972) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070083/), and The Outfit (1973) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071960). Both films were previously unavailable on DVD.

(http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3416/nickelride.jpg)

Amazon Link (http://www.amazon.com/100%25-Dead-Nickel-Double-Feature/dp/B005G5NPNI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1320530504&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Stefen on November 05, 2011, 11:18:01 PM
Awhile back I tried watching Lips of Blood on Netflix, but it didn't have subtitles. That was weird. Looking forward to seeing these.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 15, 2011, 06:25:03 AM
William A. Wellman's Wings (1927) to be released on blu-ray by Paramount on January 24, 2012

(http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/7186/wingss.png)

Wings (1927) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Wings-Blu-ray/dp/B0067MLCEI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0067MLCEI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 29, 2011, 11:02:55 PM
Few more catalog titles coming up...


(http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/1213/velvetgoldminew.jpg)

Velvet Goldmine (1998) (http://www.amazon.com/Velvet-Goldmine-Blu-ray-Christian-Bale/dp/B005Q4CKJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1322628870&sr=8-1) will be released on December 13, 2011

And Annie Hall (1977) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006FSRSFQ/dvdaficionado) and Manhattan (1979) (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006FSRSTC/dvdaficionado) are coming to blu-ray on January 24, 2012 (cover art TBD)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: mogwai on November 30, 2011, 10:20:45 AM
Ewan McGregor looks a wee retarded.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Sleepless on November 30, 2011, 12:20:09 PM
^ Marquee. That is perfect out of context.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 30, 2011, 04:55:55 PM
Kino-Lorber's Jean Rollin blu-ray covers:

(http://img835.imageshack.us/img835/1579/fascinationbluray.jpg)  (http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/9708/lipsofbloodkino.jpg)
(http://img259.imageshack.us/img259/7007/theironrosekino.jpg)  (http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7171/thenudevampirekino.jpg/)

(http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/603/thenudevampire.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 15, 2011, 11:22:36 AM
Some artwork subject to change.

January 16, 2012

Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics 3 - TCM Vault Collection
- My Name Is Julia Ross (1945)
- Mob, The (1951)
- Tight Spot (1955)
- Burglar, The (1957)
- Drive a Crooked Road (1954)

(http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/619/00364905665987catl360.jpg)

My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037932/)
The Mob (1951) - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043812/)
Tight Spot (1955) - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048724/)
The Burglar (1957) - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0049035/)
Drive a Crooked Road (1954) - IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0046935/)
TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/film-noir-classics-iii-dvd/detail.php?p=364905)


January 24, 2012

Billy Wilder's The Apartment (1960) on Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/3tDwV.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053604/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005LZWA5W/dvdaficionado)


Alfred Hitchocks's Notorious (1946) on Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/VG0DW.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038787/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0065N6K9Q/dvdaficionado)


Alfred Hitchcock's Rebecca (1940) on Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/KX8gV.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032976/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0065N6JSI/dvdaficionado)


Alfred Hitchock's Spellbound (1945) on Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/5crAl.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038109/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0065N6KNW/dvdaficionado)


February 7, 2012

Michelangelo Antonioni's Story of a Love Affair (1950) - 2-Disc Special Edition DVD from Kino

(http://img849.imageshack.us/img849/5029/61efo7otvlaa1077.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042355/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Story-Love-Affair-2-Disc-Special/dp/B006GVNHUM/ref=sr_1_11?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1323967347&sr=1-11)


February 21, 2012

Nicolas Roeg's Track 29 (1988) now DVD-only

(http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/4715/track29.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096294/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Track-29-Gary-Oldman/dp/B0064SVNHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323967519&sr=8-1)


February 22, 2012

Jerry Schatzberg's Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970) on Blu-ray from Carlotta. Some of Carlotta's other Blu-rays have removable subs, so here's hoping. I haven't seen this movie, but structurally I've heard it related to some stuff by Alain Resnais

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/1218/puzzleofadownfallchild.jpg)

Trailer (http://youtu.be/gGmmtzE0ml4)
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066262/)
Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Portrait-dune-enfant-d%C3%A9chue-Blu-ray/dp/B006CP512O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1323968067&sr=8-1)


February 28, 2012

Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street (1945) on Blu-ray

(http://img807.imageshack.us/img807/3033/scarletstreet.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038057/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B006GVNHMA/dvdaficionado)


April 10, 2012

Elia Kazan's A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) on Blu-ray

(http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/4570/streetcar.jpg)

IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044081/)
Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001QFYCZM/dvdaficionado)


Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 27, 2011, 06:22:56 PM
"These Amazing Shadows" documentary on The National Film Registry

(http://img843.imageshack.us/img843/5863/amazingshadows.jpg)

Interviewees include Christopher Nolan, John Waters, and Paul Schrader

Directed by Paul Mariano and Kurt Norton
IMDB (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1273222/)
Trailer (http://youtu.be/ea2tcWC2k0c?hd=1)
Available on Blu-ray (http://www.amazon.com/These-Amazing-Shadows-America-Blu-ray/dp/B005KLOPU0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1325030935&sr=8-2), DVD (http://www.amazon.com/These-Amazing-Shadows-Movies-America/dp/B005KLOPTG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325030935&sr=8-1), or to rent from Amazon Instant (http://www.amazon.com/These-Amazing-Shadows/dp/B006LG7U8M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1325030935&sr=8-3) for $3

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Interview with one of the directors from the classic film blog Out of the Past (http://outofthepastcfb.blogspot.com/):

1) How did you two come to decide that you wanted to film These Amazing Shadows?

Paul (Mariano) saw an article in the New York Times in 2008 about the National Film Registry. He was struck by two things: that he had never heard of the National Film Registry and a statistic quoted in the article that 90% of films made before 1920 no longer exist and 50% before 1950 are lost forever. He called and told me about the article. I, too, had never heard of the National Film Registry. We both consider ourselves fairly knowledgeable about film, so it was quite a surprise that this very cool list of America's most important films existed and we knew nothing about it. We had just come off two documentary projects that didn't work out for a variety of reasons. We both liked the idea of doing a documentary on the movies. Seemed like a lot of fun. Paul called Steve Leggett at the Library of Congress who coordinates the National Film Registry and found out that no one had ever made a film about the Registry. We dove in without really figuring out what our story would look like. How do you make a movie about a list?


2) How did you two meet?

We met in 1985 at the Contra Costa County (California) Public Defender Office. Paul was a Deputy Public Defender and I was an defense investigator. We became friends, then discovered our common interest in filmmaking. Our first collaboration was making goofy videos for the office softball team end of season party. By a weird coincidence in those softball videos we used a lot of clips from famous movies, which we audio dubbed with our own dialogue.


3) How long did the documentary take to film and produce?

We spent over two years producing These Amazing Shadows. One reason it took that long was because we had difficulty figuring out how to tell our story. We spent a lot of time at first focusing on film preservation. As time went on our story evolved into one about the movies - its power, how it connects us all, how it reflects who we are and the joy it brings people. Another reason it took so long was because we had to find just the right people to work with: our producer Christine O'Malley, editors Doug Blush and Alex Calleros, graphic designer Brian Oakes, composer Peter Golub. We found them one by one - it was a very challenging process. The only person we had in place to began our project with was our outstanding director of photography Frazer Bradshaw. It was important to us and the project to find just the right people - people with the right temperament, point of view and artistry.


4) Working together as directors, did each of you have different roles to play or did you work side-by-side during the process?

We worked side-by-side. Sort of a two-headed monster. Having two directors is both a blessing and curse. It is a blessing because often two heads are better than one to develop ideas. Also, when one of us was feeling low energy the other was there to carry the load. The negative part is that sometimes people we worked with would get confused as to whether it was necessary to get both our approvals for decisions. It was a little cumbersome at times. Mostly it was very positive. Making a film, narrative or documentary, is a real marathon. The director has to inspire and motivate the production team - keep the whole ship moving forward. Having a partner is a real advantage because we kept inspiring each other and in turn the whole team. In terms of the interviews Paul and I took turns. By just luck of the draw Paul interviewed Rob Reiner and I interviewed Christopher Nolan. There was no grand plan as to who interviewed whom.


5) Why do you think it's important for people to know about Film Restoration and The National Film Registry?

It is important for people to recognize that our cultural heritage won't just take care of itself. We have to, as individuals and a society, make focused efforts to preserve our culture. Movies are an important part of that goal because as Robin Blaetz, one of our interview subject says, film is the art form of the 20th century. It is amazing how ideas, habits, fashions can get lost or forgotten from one generation to another. For us to connect as human beings we need to understand each other. Understand where we have come from - our connections - our common history - the good and the bad. Our lives have become so busy and technology is pushing change to the point that rather than a generation being measured in perhaps a thirty year block, it is now measured in three to four years. If that is true, then we need to protect our cultural heritage more than ever. We are lucky in this country that we have institutions like the Library of Congress. We found in the Library a part of the government that really works. That is because of the people who work there - they are passionate and dedicated. I know it sounds corny but it is true. Whether you belong to the Tea Party or are a liberal Democrat you can take pride that the Library of Congress works.


6) How did you come to select the films that were discussed in the documentary?

We, meaning our production team, had certain ideas about what films we should include in our documentary. We went dutifully about our interviews asking people about those films. But, what we found was that people told us about films they thought important. When a person tells you about a film they love or find important there is passion. We realized that we needed to follow the path being laid before us by our interview subjects. It was in their passion that we found our story. The films that Paul and I love didn't matter because we were not in front of the camera. Our interview subject took us on a great trip that we formed into our documentary.


7) How did you come to select the people who were interviewed in the documentary?

We selected people to interview that we thought were interesting - had something to say. A lot of people are wonderful, but don't really have anything to say. A good interviewer can bring out the best in anyone. Charlie Rose, Tavis Smiley and Terry Gross are good examples of that. But, just bringing out the best is not good enough for a documentary. The person has to have some inherent ability to express their inner world and passion. That is what makes them documentary worthy, so to speak. Convincing prominent people to be in a documentary being produced by two guys with no discernible track record is very difficult. We got a lot of rejections from some great people. Our success in getting interviews was based on two thing: persistence and luck. We got Christopher Nolan because his daughter and our editor Doug Blush's daughter share the same piano teacher. It was through that personal connection we were able to submit our request. Dumb luck can sometimes be pretty important.


8.) What do you hope that These Amazing Shadows accomplishes?

We hope that These Amazing Shadows entertains and inspires people. We certainly want to create awareness about the need for film preservation and the preservation of our cultural heritage in general. But, we've found that something else has happened that we couldn't have anticipated. We've had high school and college students come up to us after a screening and tell us that because of our film they want a career in filmmaking. We never expected that kind of response. So many people have told us how they have rediscovered the movies. Fallen in love with movies from the 1930s and 40s. Watched an experimental film for the first time in their life. Preservation is important, but it is the films themselves and how they affect people that is most important.


9) Tell us a little about your social media campaign for the documentary.

Paul and I are not in our 20s or 30s. Before this project I knew nothing about facebook, twitter, blogging, foursquare, tumblr, etc. We found with a limited promotion and advertising budget that social media was very important. We realized that there were people out there that had established connections to online communities with a shared interest. And, that those connections are very powerful. It took us a while to tap into that world. We began by just surfing the net looking for bloggers and facebook pages who we simply enjoyed reading. We learned a lot from just reading and reading. We started our social media campaign in December of 2010. We now know we should have started it a year before. It takes time to make the right connections. I am afraid that we won't really know how to have a really effective social media until 2012! Thank goodness for my 26 year old niece, Tessa Rexroat, because she really educated us.


10) These Amazing Shadows has already been screened at big film festivals such as Sundance. Tell us a little about the cross-country tour of the documentary and the reactions you've been getting so far. (as of June 2011)

In many ways distribution is harder than making the documentary. Marketing the film is so challenging because the market place is so crowded. We suffer a bit because we have been slow to develop a clever marketing hook. Film preservation is not the most exciting hook. I was at the Denver FilmCenter recently and before the screening people were coming up to me and saying, "So, this is a clip show?" Well it kind of is, but it is so much more than that. After the screening the same people came up to say how much they loved, learned and were inspired by our film. Though our marketing can be poor, once we get people in the theater they love our film. We are very lucky to have IFC behind us. They have been so supportive. They own our North American distribution rights. Even though they have guided us it is still the responsibility of the filmmakers to promote the film. Because we are the ones who have the most passion about the project. We were also lucky to be part of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. That festival is such a boost for a documentary like ours. It's short hand in our country for "a good film." Sundance began a whirlwind experience that has not stopped for almost six months. We still have a long way to go because we are scheduled to be broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens on December 28th and our DVD will be released by PBS Video in the fall. We just keep telling ourselves sleep and free time is highly overrated.

Source (http://outofthepastcfb.blogspot.com/2011/12/interview-with-kurt-norton-co.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+OutOfThePastAClassicFilmBlog+%28Out+of+the+Past+~+A+Classic+Film+Blog%29)

 
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on December 31, 2011, 06:57:30 PM
Wow those guys sound like total dumbasses.

At least the guy being interviewed. He says he and his co director had never heard of the national film registry before 2008,  then you think ok they must be noobs, they must know nothing about films, but then they reveal that they considered themselves quite knowledgeable about film!

Not only that, they could have been excused as just a couple of dumb kids who don't yet know what would be considered knowledgeable.. Then it's revealed they are in fact in their FORTIES. And they say they knew nothing about Facebook or twitter etc either and that their 26 year old niece had to educate them.

I don't see a long career in filmmaking for these guys.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 09, 2012, 02:34:40 PM
March 6, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/YBqre.png)

The Deer Hunter (1978) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Deer-Hunter-Blu-ray/dp/B006TTC5DQ/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1326141485&sr=8-4)


April 3, 2012


(http://i.imgur.com/bU6j8.png)

Chinatown (1974) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Chinatown-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B006VC3LES&ASIN=B006VC3LES&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Sleepless on January 09, 2012, 05:02:36 PM
Randomly, I happened to catch the last hour of These Amazing Shadows on PBS yesterday afternoon. I didn't really rate it. For unchallenging Sunday afternoon viewing it was fine, but otherwise I wouldn't bother. Essentially it was a catalogue of clips from films which are in the registry. Here's Christopher Nolan listing three films from the registry which inspired him. Here's John Lasseter doing the same. Here's a guy laughing about Let's All Go To The Lobby. Pure fluff.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 09, 2012, 05:22:37 PM
Yeah, I agree with you. I ended up catching it on Netflix after I made that post, figured with PBS behind it it'd be a lot higher quality. Sorry to anyone (no one) who jumped to purchase it.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 16, 2012, 05:14:51 AM
April 3, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/TDNSU.jpg)


April 23, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/LKzke.jpg)

- It Rains on Our Love ( Det regnar på vår kärlek ) (1946)
- Ship Bound for India, A ( Skepp till India land ) ( Frustration ) (1947)
- Sawdust and Tinsel ( Gycklarnas afton ) (1953)
- So Close to Life ( Nära livet ) ( Brink of Life ) (1958)
- Dreams ( Kvinnodröm ) (1955)

Classic Bergman: 5 Films by the Master of Cinema - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00744BIDS/dvdaficionado-21)


(http://i.imgur.com/2oI4L.jpg)

Faces (1968) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Faces-Blu-ray/dp/B007A0FWW4?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007A0FWW4&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


(http://i.imgur.com/3arJu.jpg)

Shadows (1959) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadows-Blu-ray/dp/B007A0FWWY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007A0FWWY&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


April 24, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/hQQWc.jpg)

1900 (1977) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Novecento-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d012%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00782O7MA&ASIN=B00782O7MA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


May 22, 2012

Jean Rollin Wave 2 from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/slMHQ.jpg)

Demoniacs (1974) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007HO39IM/dvdaficionado)


(http://i.imgur.com/Sl11h.jpg)

Requiem for a Vampire (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007HO39K0/dvdaficionado)


(http://i.imgur.com/8Dktz.jpg)

The Rape of The Vampire (1968) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007HO39AK/dvdaficionado)


(http://i.imgur.com/NxBO7.jpg)

Too Late Blues (1961) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Too-Late-Blues-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d012%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007KW5ME0&ASIN=B007KW5ME0&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


June 5, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/qf4t0.jpg)

The Color of Money (1986) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B001GS7AZS/dvdaficionado)


June 19, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/9EvUT.jpg)

Empire of the Sun (1987) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Empire-Of-The-Sun-Blu-ray/dp/B007KW5N9Y/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1331889892&sr=1-2)


June 25, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/ALm5N.jpg)

Double Indemnity (1944) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Double-Indemnity-Blu-ray/dp/B007196UZM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007196UZM&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 21, 2012, 08:35:28 PM
May 29, 2012

Yellow Submarine (1968) Blu-ray


July 17, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/4uRAy.png)


Fall 2012 TBD

The early films of Stanley Kubirick on Blu-ray from Kino:

-Day of the Fight (1951)
-The Flying Padre (1951)
-Fear and Desire (1953)
-The Seafarers (1953)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on March 22, 2012, 01:30:25 AM
i can't imagine the kubrick estate being happy about those early films being released.

swamp thing kubrick must be pulsing in his tree roots.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 22, 2012, 06:21:27 PM
July 10

(http://i.imgur.com/SkJtE.png)

Altered States (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Altered-States-Blu-ray-William-Hurt/dp/B007NQCKL6/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332489842&sr=1-1)


(http://i.imgur.com/vAfOc.png)

Brainstorm (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Brainstorm-BD-Blu-ray-Christopher-Walken/dp/B007NR9WBG/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1332489856&sr=1-1)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Stefen on March 23, 2012, 02:57:12 AM
Any Cassavetes on BD is cause to throw a fake birthday party.

That Criterion boxset was the best thing ever, until it wasnt, because BD.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 23, 2012, 04:02:40 AM
Gaumont Secures Funding to Restore Classic Films

French distributors Gaumont have announced that they have secured funding to restore 270 films from their catalog during the next four years. The restorations will have a minimum quality of at least 2K. Amongst the films considered for restoration are such classics as Jean Renoir's Toni (1935), Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Murderer Lives at Number 21 (1942), and Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928).

Source (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=8423)

Guamont's full catalog is available to browse here (http://www.gaumont.fr/fr/resultats.html?from=19).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: mogwai on April 11, 2012, 09:54:34 AM
I believe it when I see it. I hope Lucas didn't alter a scene where the shark shoots first.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 05, 2012, 03:10:45 PM
Casablanca 70th Anniversary Edition (New Transfer)

(http://i.imgur.com/j7HX2.jpg)

Single disc edition exclusive to Target


May 8, 2012

The Big Heat (1953) from Twilight Time (Limited to 3,000 copies)

(http://i.imgur.com/v5vtl.jpg)

The Big Heat (1953) - Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/17756/THE-BIG-HEAT-1953-PRE-ORDER/)


July 4, 2012

Gerald Kargl's Schizophrenia aka Angst (1983) on blu-ray from Carlotta

(http://i.imgur.com/WN0nK.jpg)

Schizophrenia aka Angst (1983) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Schizophrenia-Blu-ray/dp/B007TTEGOQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007TTEGOQ&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


July 24, 2012

They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/nOf8h.jpg)

They Made Me a Fugitive (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007UQ8ITW/dvdaficionado)


July 31, 2012

Body and Soul (1947) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/NqWPX87.jpg)

Body and Soul (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Body-and-Soul-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0080JG2LE&ASIN=B0080JG2LE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Force of Evil (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/1vnW2cY.jpg)

Force of Evil (1948) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Force-of-Evil-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0080JG2QO&ASIN=B0080JG2QO&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


August 28, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/dnlWQ.jpg)

Death Watch (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0080730LQ/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B0080730LQ&creative=373489&camp=211189)


September 17, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/jEQ31.jpg)

A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00802OGWS/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B00802OGWS&creative=374929&camp=211189)


September 24, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/btt8S.jpg)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Testament-Mabuse-Masters-Edition-Blu-ray/dp/B007Z0HJZ2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1336244227&sr=8-4)


November 6, 2012

Billy Wilder's Sunset Blvd. (1950)

(http://i.imgur.com/pVUrGyC.jpg)

Sunset Blvd. (1950) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sunset-Boulevard-Blu-ray-William-Holden/dp/B00AEBBA9U/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1400707680&sr=1-1&keywords=sunset+blvd)


December 4, 2012

Steven Spielberg's Catch Me If You Can (2002)

(http://i.imgur.com/DVf5Ce4.jpg)

Catch Me If You Can (2002) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Catch-Me-You-Can-Blu-ray/dp/B00962QYVC/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1400707663&sr=1-1&keywords=catch+me+if+you+can)


2012 TBD

(http://i.imgur.com/Q8wYw.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on May 05, 2012, 03:58:55 PM
these bluray announcements are indeed random.

blurays are still overpriced in Australia and too expensive to acquire from overseas unless absolutely essential, but it's nice to know there's a big selection out there somewhere.
 
probably one of my favourite active threads.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: mogwai on May 05, 2012, 04:16:16 PM
these bluray announcements are indeed random.

blurays are still overpriced in Australia and too expensive to acquire from overseas unless absolutely essential, but it's nice to know there's a big selection out there somewhere.
 
probably one of my favourite active threads.

Have you checked this one out? https://www.planetaxel.com/

Dunno if it's cheaper even though I don't know where in the world they ship the products. But just wanted to help a wee bit.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 12, 2012, 03:55:52 PM
June 8, 2012

The Seven-Ups (1973) from Koch Entertainment

(http://i.imgur.com/cPyXs.jpg)

The Seven-Ups (1973) - Amazon.de (http://www.amazon.de/The-Seven-Ups-Blu-ray/dp/B007T2M8WA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom04-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007T2M8WA&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF)


July 11, 2012

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Querelle (1982) on blu-ray from Gaumont

(http://i.imgur.com/nUiKw.jpg)

Querelle (1982) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Querelle-Blu-ray/dp/B0081U25HM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0081U25HM&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


July 31, 2012

Jean Renoir's Grand Illusion (1937)

(http://i.imgur.com/dMImH.jpg)

La Grande Illusion (1936) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/La-Grande-Illusion-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00827OWSO&ASIN=B00827OWSO&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


August 7, 2012

Nicholas Ray's Johnny Guitar (1954) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/25wIx.jpg)

Johnny Guitar (1954) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0082LUGPI/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B0082LUGPI&creative=373489&camp=211189)


August 27, 2012

Claude Chabrol's La Cérémonie (1995) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/f15yU.jpg)

La Cérémonie - (1995) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/La-Ceremonie-Blu-ray/dp/B00820Y1T6?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00820Y1T6&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


September 3, 2012

Orson Welles' The Trial (1962) on blu-ray from Studio Canal (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/y0BK7.jpg)

The Trial (1962) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Trial-50th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B0085MXPLG/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1337811157&sr=1-3)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 14, 2012, 02:42:33 PM
July 17, 2012

Singin' in the Rain (1952) on blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/hDW3C.jpg)

Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Collector's Edition - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B007UQRW62/dvdaficionado)

Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Single Disc Edition - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Singin-in-the-Rain-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0087YYHZU&ASIN=B0087YYHZU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 15, 2012, 03:27:19 PM
Kino has announced Jean Rollin's The Living Dead Girl (1982) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/The-Living-Dead-Girl-Blu-ray/45325/) and Two Orphan Vampires (1997) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Two-Orphan-Vampires-Blu-ray/45326/) for release on blu-ray on August 28, 2012
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 24, 2012, 06:03:43 PM
Video overview of BFI's restoration of 9 of Hitchcock's early silents (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-18162846)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 02, 2012, 05:06:11 PM
August 21, 2012

Raoul Walsh's Pursued (1947) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/hBNBe.jpg)

Pursued (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Pursued-Blu-ray-Dean-Jagger/dp/B0086IMM8G/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1338674369&sr=1-1)


August 22, 2012

Georges Lautner's Le Pacha (1968) on blu-ray from Gaumont

(http://i.imgur.com/lGIGZ.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELxr5asAe-4

Le Pacha (1968) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0085W0ZY6)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 09, 2012, 06:04:43 AM
July 31, 2012

Billy Wilder's The Seven Year Itch (1955)

(http://i.imgur.com/Vdmwp.jpg)

The Seven Year Itch (1955) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Seven-Year-Itch-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0089J28C2&ASIN=B0089J28C2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Also available in the Forever Marilyn Collection (http://www.amazon.com/Forever-Marilyn-Collection-Blu-ray-Charles/dp/B0089J27VY/ref=sr_1_sc_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1339239360&sr=1-3-spell&keywords=forver+marilyn) along with Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953), How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), The Misfits (1961), River of No Return (1954), Some Like It Hot (1959), and There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) -- also available individually.


September 4, 2012

Robert Siodmak's The Dark Mirror (1946) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/MJZZg.jpg)

The Dark Mirror (1946) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Dark-Mirror-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0089LT8L4&ASIN=B0089LT8L4&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Fritz Lang's Secret Beyond the Door (1947) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/dtCzq.jpg)

Secret Beyond the Door (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Secret-Beyond-the-Door-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0089LT8CS&ASIN=B0089LT8CS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 20, 2012, 04:05:10 PM
September 18, 2012

Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/jNzkZ.jpg)


October 1, 2012

Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection - Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/iGEs1.jpg)

-Rope
-Rear Window
-The Trouble with Harry
-The Man Who Knew Too Much
-Vertigo
-The Birds
-Psycho
-Marnie
-Torn Curtain
-Topaz
-Frenzy
-Family Plot
-Saboteur
-Shadow of a Doubt

Alfred Hitchcock: The Masterpiece Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alfred-Hitchcock-The-Masterpiece-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B008D1TNCE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B008D1TNCE&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 21, 2012, 03:59:15 PM
US version of the above Hitchcock box set was announced today and streets on September 25th, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/E9OP9.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on June 21, 2012, 05:28:04 PM
It's unfortunate that they had to isolate "cock" like that, especially with the knife heading for the O.

The non US version looks class.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Sleepless on June 22, 2012, 11:10:54 AM
Someone's been taking marketing tips from Bali...
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 22, 2012, 02:57:12 PM
October 9, 2012

(http://i.imgur.com/3ZAS2.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/bNXn2.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 25, 2012, 05:30:51 AM
July 24, 2012

Julio Medem's The Red Squirrel (1993) on DVD from Tanelorn Films.

(http://i.imgur.com/xcitP.jpg)

The Red Squirrel (1993) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Ardilla-Roja-The-Red-Squirrel/dp/B007V6ON7M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340619655&sr=8-1&keywords=ardilla+roja)


Julio Medem's movies Tierra (1996) and Vacas (1992) are also available.

(http://i.imgur.com/mUpyn.jpg)

Tierra (1996) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Tierra-Julio-Medem/dp/B006BZ8OBA/ref=pd_cp_mov_0)


(http://i.imgur.com/qBNoX.jpg)

Vacas (1992) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Vacas-Julio-Medem-Carmelo-G%C3%B3mez/dp/B005SIMI54/ref=pd_bxgy_mov_img_b)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 28, 2012, 07:15:32 PM
October 2, 2012

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection - Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/1g9Ar.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hRJo0.jpg)

-Dracula (1931)
-Drácula [Spanish-language version] (1931)
-Frankenstein (1931)
-The Mummy (1932)
-The Invisible Man (1933)
-Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
-The Wolf Man (1941)
-Phantom of the Opera (1943)
-Creature from the Black Lagoon (3-D, 1954)

Special features detailed here (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9036)

Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008FL8OTK/?tag=criter-20)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 29, 2012, 09:01:23 PM
September 18, 2012

Robert Bresson's The Devil, Probably (1977) on DVD from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/6nGL6.jpg)

The Devil, Probably (1977) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Devil-Probably-Antoine-Monnier/dp/B008DL4K8Q/ref=sr_1_9?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340940906&sr=1-9&keywords=olive+films)


Maurice Pialat's Police (1985) on DVD from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/MHr4L.jpg)

Police (1985) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Police-Gerard-Depardieu/dp/B008DL4IYC/ref=sr_1_8?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1340940906&sr=1-8&keywords=olive+films)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 05, 2012, 02:56:04 PM
Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection from the TCM Vault Collection

(http://i.imgur.com/cHjWL.jpg)

Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/columbia-pictures-pre-code-collection-dvd/detail.php?p=371865&v=)


October 3, 2012

Michael Haneke's Benny's Video (1992) on blu-ray from French distibutor MK2

(http://i.imgur.com/FlCET84.jpg)

Benny's Video (1992) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Bennys-Video-Blu-ray/dp/B008H1H688?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B008H1H688&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 07, 2012, 03:53:07 AM
July 10, 2012

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 4 from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/EgiPi.jpg)

-Jewel Robbery (1932)
-Lawyer Man (1932)
-Man Wanted (1932)
-They Call It Sin (1932)

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 4 - WB Shop (http://www.wbshop.com/product/forbidden+hollywood+collection+volume+4+1000334012.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn)


Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 5 from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/4RzNy.jpg)

-Miss Pinkerton (1932)
-Hard to Handle (1933)
-Ladies They talk About (1933)
-The Mind Reader (1933)

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 5 - WB Shop (http://www.wbshop.com/product/forbidden+hollywood+collection+volume+5+1000334190.do?sortby=ourPicksAscend&from=fn)


"...these sets will initially be available as pressed DVD discs, at least until the initial limited run is exhausted and they're switched over to WAC's normal burned-on-demand DVD-R format."

via this NY Post article (http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/movies/dvd_extra_first_look_program_the_s4Kipu1C8mkhZtsGt9PuuM)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2012, 06:01:35 PM
More Important French Films Will Be Digitally Restored
via blu-ray.com

Thanks to a new initiative from state film organization CNC, more classic and important French films will be digitally restored. Some of the films already approved for restoration are Jacques Tati's Jour de Fete, Mon Oncle and Playtime, Rene Vautier's Avoir 20 Ans Dans Les Aures, Agnes Varda's Jacquot de Nantes and Jacques Demy's Le Joli Mai and Peau d'Ane.

Claude Lelouch, Alain Resnais and Jean-Luc Godard's documentary feature Far From Vietnam will also be restored, as well as three short films.

The CNC committee, which selects the films that will be restored each year, is headed by Gilles Jacob, the current president of the Cannes Film Festival.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 11, 2012, 01:13:16 AM
Warner Archive now has a weekly podcast (http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/warner-archive-collection/id310063354)

George Feltenstein hosts the Warner Archive Collection podcast, bringing you vintage radio dramas, interviews and weekly round-table discussions culled from the rich film and television history contained within the Warner Bros. vaults.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pozer on July 12, 2012, 11:34:57 PM
should change the name of this thread to Random DVD and Blu-ray wilderesquements.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: tpfkabi on July 13, 2012, 10:17:30 AM
More Important French Films Will Be Digitally Restored
via blu-ray.com

Thanks to a new initiative from state film organization CNC, more classic and important French films will be digitally restored. Some of the films already approved for restoration are Jacques Tati's Jour de Fete, Mon Oncle and Playtime.

They weren't restored when Criterion released them?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on July 13, 2012, 04:35:00 PM
They weren't restored when Criterion released them?

Criterion probably cleaned those releases up just for DVD and Blu-Ray, without actually restoring the original film elements.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 15, 2012, 03:20:16 AM
Jacques Deray's long-unavailable The Outside Man (1973) has just been released via MGM MOD. This film sort of fuses the spirit of French crime movies with the landscape of Los Angeles. Though its plot isn't amazing, for me the cinematography elevates the movie and makes it a bit of a stylistic/thematic blood brother to something like Point Blank.

Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a french contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do his job, a slaying occurs inside the household of the mob boss supposed to employ him. Suspicion is deliberately cast against Trintignant from within that very family. From that moment on, Trintignant is on the run from the police, and the minions of two different mob families. What makes his escape hazardous is that the real murderer shares all the information known about him to aid in his capture and death.


(http://i.imgur.com/3Uyxa.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/IgjO4.jpg)

The Outside Man (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B008BJU4YE/dvdaficionado)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd9AyZvV3hM

Trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB0SFn2k8Jg


(http://i.imgur.com/3NCyN.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/XfKPi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/WXoGr.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ccdhy.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/pEAga.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/MKAU9.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ASK4r.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Sn7uT.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/hldZZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reelist on July 15, 2012, 10:24:31 AM
wow, that looks like a lot of fun! Where would I be without you, Wilder?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 16, 2012, 03:54:55 PM
Masters of Cinema Q4 2012


October 22, 2012

Fritz Lang's Die Nibelungen in a Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Edition

(http://i.imgur.com/j9fKQ.jpg)

Die Nibelungen - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LTVKJM/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LTVKJM&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Sam Fuller's Park Row (1952) on DVD

(http://i.imgur.com/xkfgy.jpg)

Park Row (1952) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LTVKGK/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LTVKGK&creative=374929&camp=211189)


October 29, 2012

Soul Power (2008) in a new Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Edition


November 12, 2012

Carl Theodor Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) in a Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Edition

(http://i.imgur.com/Gd8WN.jpg)

The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928) blu-ray - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LUICH4/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LUICH4&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Ernst Lubitsch's Trouble in Paradise (1932) on DVD

(http://i.imgur.com/yYT59.jpg)

Trouble in Paradise (1932) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LU92FU/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LU92FU&creative=374929&camp=211189)


December 3, 2012

Ozu's Floating Weeds (1959) in a Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Edition

(http://i.imgur.com/2Uvjl.jpg)

Floating Weeds (1959) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LUICGA/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LUICGA&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Teinosuke Kinugasa's Gate of Hell (1953) in a Dual Format Blu-ray + DVD Edition, one of the top 10 films (international list) Scorsese cited as demonstrating a 'masterful use of light and color'

(http://i.imgur.com/df3Vc.jpg)

Gate of Hel (1953) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008LUICHO/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B008LUICHO&creative=374929&camp=211189)


(http://i.imgur.com/fj9Ww.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 19, 2012, 06:56:38 PM
October 16, 2012

Max Ophuls' Letter From an Unknown Woman (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/BvK2D.jpg)

and the rest (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=9163) of Olive's October slate.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 27, 2012, 12:45:43 PM
November 13, 2012

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)

(http://i.imgur.com/b8TOO.jpg)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Postman-Always-Rings-Twice-Blu-ray/dp/B008PJZE0E/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344624275&sr=8-2&keywords=postman+always+rings)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 02, 2012, 11:20:30 PM
October 30, 2012

Sidney Lumet's Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/HrHYJ.jpg)

Long Day's Journey Into Night (1962) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Long-Days-Journey-Night-Blu-ray/dp/B008SAPAI6/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1347222865&sr=1-1&keywords=long+day%27s+journey+into+night)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 10, 2012, 11:26:48 AM
November 20, 2012

Ridley Scott's The Duellists (1977) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/NLEcn.jpg)

The Duellists (1977) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Duellists-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B008VIMLUU&ASIN=B008VIMLUU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 10, 2012, 01:43:40 PM
September 24, 2012

The Alexander Sokurov Collection from Artificial Eye containing Save & Protect, Second Choice, and Elegy of Life

(http://i.imgur.com/8Aw54.jpg)

The Alexander Sokurov Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Alexander-Sokurov-Collection-Disc-Set/dp/B007DIPSUY/ref=sr_1_16?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1344602566&sr=1-16)


December 18, 2012

Sokurov: Early Masterworks Box Set from Cinema Guild

Quote from: cinemaguild
We're happy to report that we're finally able to move forward on our box set, SOKUROV: EARLY MASTERWORKS. As originally planned, the set will include WHISPERING PAGES, STONE and SAVE AND PROTECT.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 22, 2012, 05:45:49 PM
November 6, 2012

Fritz Lang: The Early Works from Kino - DVD only

-The Wandering Shadow (1920)
-Four Around A Woman (1921)
-Harikari (1919)

(http://i.imgur.com/yfwQ4.jpg)


Fritz Lang: The Early Works - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Fritz-Lang-The-Early-Works/dp/B00917IQ1I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=JJLO92GPPRRO&coliid=I3CFLW9GGBY3GV)


Film Noir Collection Vol. 1 from Olive Films - Blu-ray

-Union Station (1950)
-Appointment With Danger (1951)
-Dark City (1950)
-Rope of Sand (1949)

(http://i.imgur.com/MXcen.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 09, 2012, 03:33:50 PM
December 18

Paul Newman's Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/lag86.jpg)

Sometimes a Great Notion (1970) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Great-Notion-Blu-ray-Newman/dp/B0096W470W/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1347222463&sr=1-1&keywords=sometimes+a+great+notion)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: KJ on September 09, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/lag86.jpg)

What a sexy bastard.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 11, 2012, 12:14:17 PM
ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/) has most Olive Films titles for 50% off.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 19, 2012, 03:30:38 PM
November TBD

Kazan at Fox Vol. 1 on blu-ray

- Boomerang! (1947)
- Gentleman's Agreement (1947)
- Panic in the Streets (1950)
- Pinky (1949)

(http://i.imgur.com/5Pv2f.jpg)


Kazan at Fox Vol. 2 on blu-ray

- Man on a Tightrope (1953)
- Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)
- Viva Zapata! (1952)
- Wild River (1960)

(http://i.imgur.com/vYn75.jpg)


December 4

Josef Von Sternberg's The Blue Angel (1930) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/lZKmn.jpg)

The Blue Angel (1930) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Blue-Angel-Remastered-Standard/dp/B009CSVQ7W/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=1YMTTY4RNV4SJ&coliid=I1LB6RGMSXYYYX)


December 11

The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection on blu-ray from Kino

-College [Exclusive to the Box Set until 2013]
-Buster Keaton Short Films Collection
-The Saphead
-Our Hospitality
-Sherlock Jr.
-Three Ages
-The Navigator 
-Seven Chances
-Go West
-Battling Butler
-The General
-Steamboat Bill, Jr. 
-Lost Keaton

(http://i.imgur.com/U0YKO.jpg)

The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Ultimate-Buster-Keaton-Collection-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009CSVQB8&ASIN=B009CSVQB8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


January 8, 2012

Grand Hotel (1932)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pu1G7.jpg)

Grand Hotel (1932) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Grand-Hotel-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009CVELHG&ASIN=B009CVELHG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 03, 2012, 07:08:32 PM
December 4, 2012

Francis Ford Coppola: 5 Film Collection

-Apocalypse Now
-Apocalypse Now Redux
-One From the Heart
-Tetro
-The Conversation

(http://i.imgur.com/gyFmM.jpg)


Francis Ford Coppola: 5 Film Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Francis-Ford-Coppola-Collection-Conversation/dp/B009AVC936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1349309029&sr=8-1&keywords=francis+ford+coppola+5+film+collection)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 04, 2012, 09:58:58 PM
Paramount, Warner Sign Catalog Distribution Pact
via Home Media Magazine

Deal includes UltraViolet access to Paramount titles on Warner’s Flixster

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is assuming responsibility for marketing, merchandising and distribution of a big chunk of Paramount Pictures’ movie library.

The studio today announced a strategic alliance with Paramount Home Media Distribution that is centered on more than 600 catalog titles from the Paramount film library. The deal gives Warner exclusive rights to physical Blu-rayDisc  and DVD distribution of those titles in the United States and Canada, and will make Paramount’s UltraViolet offerings available on a non-exclusive basis through Flixster, the Warner Bros. movie streaming and discovery service.

Ron Sanders, president of Warner Home Video, called the arrangement “a good deal for both studios because Paramount can be assured of a revenue stream on their catalog and refocus their resources toward franchises, while Warner can leverage its scale to launch new Blu-ray titles, collections and special editions.”

Dennis Maguire, president of Paramount Home Media Distribution, is equally enthusiastic. “We are bullish on this deal as it firmly supports innovation in a critical aspect of our business, while at the same time it leverages our collective strengths and assets to maximize profits in the present market,” he said. “Flixster provides access to the leading movie discovery application that will promote digital content ownership and aid in expanding our digital business. At the same time, on the physical side, this agreement enables us to manage our profitability in a time of change in the marketplace and to focus more resources on new releases. With its strong infrastructure and track record, Warner will not only safeguard but enhance the long-term value of titles covered by this agreement.”

“We’re delighted that movie fans will now be able to access Paramount titles through Flixster, further expanding the already robust library of UltraViolet-enabled content and making the continued transition to digital much smoother for the consumer,” added Thomas Gewecke, president of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.

The agreement also grants Warner Bros. manufacturing on demand rights and the ability to include UltraViolet Digital Copy bundled with packaged media. Paramount will retain all digital rights for their titles, including electronic sell-through (EST), video-on-demand (VOD) and subscription video-on-demand. Flixster will offer, on a non-exclusive basis, Paramount titles for sale in UltraViolet EST format, UltraViolet Disc-to-Digital and VOD. Flixster will also act as an UltraViolet Locker Access Service Provider for all Paramount UltraViolet titles, and as a redemption site for Paramount UltraViolet Digital Copies.

The three-year deal, which takes effect January 1, 2013, covers U.S. and Canadian rights only and includes titles such as Braveheart, Gladiator, Ghost, Saturday Night Fever, Grease, Chinatown, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Forrest Gump, The African Queen, The Ten Commandments, Hugo, Fatal Attraction, Rango, Terms of Endearment, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Airplane!, according to studio and retail sources.

The agreement excludes approximately 100 cornerstone Paramount titles, including the Transformers, Star Trek and Indiana Jones franchises. Warner also will gain access to select new titles after the initial 26-week release period.

Paramount will receive licensing fees from Warner Bros. and be entitled to various benefits under a long-term strategic cooperation agreement with Flixster.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: DocSportello on October 13, 2012, 03:37:17 PM
^This is funny. Just the other day I bought a four-film Turner Classic Movies gangster collection for $6.99 out of a bargain bin at Zellers.  It also includes Little Caesar and The Public Enemy but instead of the other two it has The Roaring Twenties (1939) and Smart Money (1931).

Watched The Roaring Twenties today and it was great. Helped kill my hangover. Highly recommend it.

After hearing PTA mention at the TIFF press conference that he has TCM on all the time around the house, it was only natural that I make the purchase.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 14, 2012, 05:40:25 PM
October 15, 2012

Directed by Billy Wilder from TCM on DVD

(http://i.imgur.com/uZWei.jpg)

-Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
-A Foreign Affair (1948)

Directed by Billy Wilder - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=378231&SESSID=3c17062250dd08e326e361740aba5448)


November 5, 2012

Joan Crawford - In The Fifties from TCM on DVD

(http://i.imgur.com/4Ct3g.jpg)

-Harriet Craig (1950)
-Queen Bee (1955)
-Autumn Leaves (1956)
-The Story of Esther Costello (1957)

Joan Crawford - In The Fifites - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=378230&SESSID=3c17062250dd08e326e361740aba5448&pa=sli_internal)


December 18, 2012

Sokurov: Early Masterworks on blu-ray from Cinema Guild

-Whispering Pages
-Stone
-Save and Protect

(http://i.imgur.com/IfLvG.jpg)

Sokurov: Early Masterworks - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009NWJV8I/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B009NWJV8I&creative=373489&camp=211189)


January 8, 2013

Cape Fear (1962) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/SlSGe.jpg)

Cape Fear (1962) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Cape-Fear-Blu-ray-Gregory-Peck/dp/B009NQX47I/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1353188892&sr=8-6&keywords=cape+fear)


2013 TBD

East of Eden, Giant, and Rebel Without a Cause on blu-ray from Warner


Masters of Cinema Q1 2013

January 28, 2013

Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel (1930)

(http://i.imgur.com/clz70.jpg)

The Blue Angel (1930) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009NEK24S/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B009NEK24S&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Stanley Kubrick's Fear and Desire (1953)

(http://i.imgur.com/O8CtB.jpg)

Fear and Desire (1953) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fear-Desire-Masters-Cinema-Blu-ray/dp/B0098XEFAG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350253710&sr=8-1)


February 25, 2013

Sacha Guitry's La Poison (1951)

(http://i.imgur.com/2XFrB.jpg)

La Poison (1951) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009NFYE9G/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B009NFYE9G&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Federico Fellini's City of Women (1980)

(http://i.imgur.com/CBzVG.jpg)

City of Women (1980) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009NF4YGY/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B009NF4YGY&creative=374929&camp=211189)


Kaneto Shindo's Onibaba (1964)

(http://i.imgur.com/pQ3QA.jpg)

Onibaba (1964) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B009NFYE64/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-21&link_code=as2&creativeASIN=B009NFYE64&creative=374929&camp=211189)




Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 26, 2012, 03:48:14 PM
January 15, 2013

Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/Sn2JIlP.jpg)

Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009UTX4M8/ref=nosim?tag=dvdbeaver-20&link_code=as3&creativeASIN=B009UTX4M8&creative=373489&camp=211189)


Woody Allen's Sleeper (1973) from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/vHcrVp3.jpg)

Sleeper (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sleeper-Blu-ray-Woody-Allen/dp/B009UTX53Q/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&qid=1353005873&sr=8-1&tag=highcom-20)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 06, 2012, 12:51:48 AM
January 22, 2013

Hal Hartley's Trust (1990) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/NIpp0.jpg)

Trust (1990) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Trust-Blu-ray-Adrienne-Shelly/dp/B00A32GZT0/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 07, 2012, 02:35:19 AM
Michael Haneke's Funny Games (1997) is now available on blu-ray in France, with English subtitles

(http://i.imgur.com/lcY5M.jpg)

Funny Games (1997) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Funny-Games-Blu-ray-Arno-Frisch/dp/B008H1H6AG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1352277132&sr=8-2)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 07, 2012, 08:11:33 PM
December 3, 2012

Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers Box Set from TCM

-The Glass Key (1942)
-Phantom Lady (1944)
-The Blue Dahlia (1946)

(http://i.imgur.com/aCTxh.jpg)

Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=382488&SESSID=714eb4ab0142bb187a32015b278484c3)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 17, 2012, 03:45:29 PM
January 15, 2013

Elia Kazan's Gentleman's Agreement (1947)

(http://i.imgur.com/1z9i0.jpg)

Gentleman's Agreement (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Gentlemans-Agreement-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00A7OBJM2&ASIN=B00A7OBJM2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Elia Kazan's Wild River (1960)

(http://i.imgur.com/J0neQ.jpg)

Wild River (1960) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Wild-River-Blu-ray-Albert-Salmi/dp/B00A3V2JPA/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1353189260&sr=1-2&keywords=wild+river)


and both Kazan at Fox box sets are now available to order exclusively through Fox's website:


(http://i.imgur.com/5Pv2f.jpg)

Kazan at Fox - Vol. 1 - Fox Connect (http://www.foxconnect.com/elia-kazan-collection-volume-1-the-13782.html)


(http://i.imgur.com/vYn75.jpg)

Kazan at Fox - Vol. 2 - Fox Connect (http://www.foxconnect.com/elia-kazan-collection-volume-2-the-13783.html)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 24, 2012, 12:52:00 PM
March 5, 2013

Michael Chrichton's Westworld (1973)

(http://i.imgur.com/ktlqv.jpg)

Westworld (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Westworld-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AATFJK2&ASIN=B00AATFJK2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 27, 2012, 09:01:16 PM
January 9, 2013

Maurice Pialat's A nos amours (1983) from Gaumont

(http://i.imgur.com/T7ZKp.jpg)

A nos amours (1983) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/A-nos-amours-Blu-ray/dp/B009SU02I8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009SU02I8&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


Maurice Pialat's Loulou  (1980) from Gaumont

(http://i.imgur.com/zX1CR.jpg)

Loulou (1980) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Loulou-Blu-ray/dp/B009SU02LA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009SU02LA&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


Maurice Pialat's Van Gogh (1991) from Gaumont

(http://i.imgur.com/kr6om.jpg)

Van Gogh (1991) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Van-Gogh-Blu-ray/dp/B009SU02OW?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009SU02OW&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


All have English subtitles. Pialat's Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972), Police (1985), and Under the Sun of Satan (1987) are also coming on February 20, 2013.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 29, 2012, 06:37:31 PM
February 5, 2013

Otto Preminger's Laura (1944) from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/yg4zn.jpg)

Laura (1944) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Laura-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AF4OTM6&ASIN=B00AF4OTM6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 07, 2012, 08:22:49 PM
February 2013 TBD

Robert Altman's That Cold Day in the Park (1969) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/1Go0L.jpg)

That Cold Day in the Park (1969) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/That-Cold-Day-Park-Blu-ray/dp/B00AKGG8NC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356656603&sr=8-1&keywords=that+cold+day+in+the+park)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 11, 2012, 11:58:39 PM
March 18, 2013

Henri-Georges Clouzot's The Murderer Lives at 21 (1942) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/H2keH.jpg)

The Murderer Lives at 21 (1942) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Murderer-Lives-at-Number-21-Blu-ray/dp/B00AMGIRCK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AMGIRCK&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



March 25, 2013

Claude Chabrol's Le beau Serge (1958) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/9L8kw.jpg)

Lea beau Serge (1958) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Le-beau-Serge-Blu-ray/dp/B00AMECA0C?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AMECA0C&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



Claude Chabrol's Les Cousins (1959) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/GgSvy.jpg)

Les Cousins (1959) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Les-Cousins-Blu-ray/dp/B00AMECA2U?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AMECA2U&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



April 22, 2013

Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte (1961) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/vBs9w.jpg)

La Notte (1961) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/La-Notte-Blu-ray/dp/B00AMF8708?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AMF8708&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 14, 2012, 09:32:33 PM
February 19th, 2013

Michael Mann's The Insider (1999)

(http://i.imgur.com/kUMLY.jpg)

The Insider (1999) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Insider-Blu-ray-Al-Pacino/dp/B00AO686L0/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1355597692&sr=1-2&keywords=the+insider)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 27, 2012, 07:03:36 PM
March 6, 2013

Elio Petri's L'Assassin (1961) on blu-ray from Carlotta

(http://i.imgur.com/oPMNLpA.jpg)

L'Assassin (1961) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/L-Assassin-Blu-ray/dp/B00ANSYRDA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ANSYRDA&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)



Elio Petri's Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) on blu-ray from Carlotta

(http://i.imgur.com/mDgzE8y.jpg)

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Indagine-su-un-cittadino-al-di-sopra-di-ogni-sospetto-Blu-ray/dp/B00ANSYQYA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ANSYQYA&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 04, 2013, 11:34:18 PM
April 9, 2013

John Flynn's Rolling Thunder (1977) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/jGFeF.jpg)

Rolling Thunder (1977) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Rolling-Thunder-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AWHDFIU&ASIN=B00AWHDFIU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: polkablues on January 04, 2013, 11:59:44 PM
Is that William Devane with a hook for a hand?  WHY AM I JUST NOW HEARING OF THIS???
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on January 06, 2013, 01:53:12 AM
partially i was like "why ARE you just hearing of this" cause qt even named his boutique label after the movie, plus bonnie prince "blood embrace" of course, but fact is it's been a hard movie to see. this release is good news. glad i didn't buy the burn on demand version.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 16, 2013, 05:59:26 PM
March 2013 TBD

Hell's Half Acre (1954) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/xSkGU.jpg)

A woman who believes her missing husband is in prison in Hawaii on a murder charge travels there to see if it actually is him. However, he escapes before she sees him, when he hears that his current girlfriend has been murdered. The wife searches the slum area of Honolulu known as Hell's Half Acre for him, he searches for his girlfriend's killer, and his gangland associates are looking for the two of them.


Edward G. Ulmer's Ruthless (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/auCQ7.jpg)

Director Edward G. Ulmer’s complex psycho-melodrama Ruthless (1948) is undoubtedly worthy of rediscovery. A flashback-structured tale of a sociopath’s remorseless drive for station and wealth, Ruthless (often referred to as Ulmer’s Citizen Kane) employs a relentless undercurrent of emotional violence. As relayed in an interview with Peter Bogdanovich, Ulmer envisioned his feature as “a Jesuitic morality play… a very bad indictment against 100 percent Americanism—as Upton Sinclair saw it.” The film’s chilling, malevolent tone is personified in a starkly muted performance by lead—and frequent screen cad—Zachary Scott.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on January 16, 2013, 06:33:22 PM
ruthless has been streaming on netflix for like a while. keep thinking about watching it. seems like quite a few olive releases stream. thinking about space children, run for cover. that might be it actually. not really a lot, i exaggerated. wilderesque you wanna watch ruthless
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 16, 2013, 09:45:23 PM
wilderesque you wanna watch ruthless

I canceled Netflix a while ago -- gonna wait for the blu. There's also a shit version on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14sr38hkpSA) if anyone wants to preview it.

February 20, 2013

The next wave of Maurice Pialat releases from Gaumont are available for pre-order.

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972)

(http://i.imgur.com/v3pcU.jpg)

Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Nous-ne-vieillirons-pas-ensemble-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJFM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJFM&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


Police (1985)

(http://i.imgur.com/99sqefq.jpg)

Police (1985) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Police-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJ84?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJ84&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


Under the Sun of Satan (1987)

(http://i.imgur.com/uoVXq.jpg)

Under the Sun of Satan (1987) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Sous-le-soleil-de-Satan-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJ66?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJ66&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reelist on January 16, 2013, 09:52:07 PM
I canceled Netflix a while ago --

That explains EVERYTHING.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 21, 2013, 07:48:22 AM
April 23, 2013

Jean Rolin's Grapes of Death (1978) and Night of the Hunted  (1980) on blu-ray from Kino/Redemption

(http://i.imgur.com/dFJlhHC.jpg)

Grapes of Death (1978) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Grapes-Death-Blu-ray-Jean-Rollin/dp/B00B2MM42M/ref=sr_1_6?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1358771126&sr=1-6&keywords=jean+rollin)


(http://i.imgur.com/d80pGca.jpg)

Night of the Hunted (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Night-Hunted-Jean-Rollin/dp/B00B2MKBVI/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1358771093&sr=1-3&keywords=jean+rollin)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MahBykdmoj4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 25, 2013, 10:44:41 PM
May 7, 2013

Heaven (2002) on blu-ray from Miramax/Echo Bridge. Directed by Tom Tykwer. Made from an original script by Krzysztof Kieslowski and Krzysztof Piesiewiczi.

(http://i.imgur.com/IYt2Adf.jpg)

Heaven (2002) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Heaven-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d031%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-031-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00B4VSUSI&ASIN=B00B4VSUSI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



She's So Lovely (1997) on blu-ray from Miramax/Echo Bridge. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Made from an original script by John Cassavetes.

(http://i.imgur.com/zO1OUYZ.jpg)

She's So Lovely (1997) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Shes-So-Lovely-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d031%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-031-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00B4VSTTI&ASIN=B00B4VSTTI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on January 26, 2013, 01:28:13 PM
didn't realize she's so lovely was from one of dad's scripts. then like i remember how much further dad took scripts, how much life he found in them and the work he did with actors, etc.

but i wanna see it!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 26, 2013, 02:38:45 PM
They're both uneven movies, but it's interesting to see what they do with another director's material. There's a book called After Kieslowski: The Legacy of Krzysztof Kieślowski (http://muse.jhu.edu/books/9780814338384/), which is a regular book but available as a free PDF download at that link that discusses Kieslowski's projects taken on by other directors after his death (Hell (2005) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430224/) and Purgatory (2007) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847750/) being another two) and his influence in general.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on January 29, 2013, 09:57:31 AM
available as a free PDF download at that link

how do i access the PDF? when i click it asks for login details.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 31, 2013, 06:26:12 PM
May 13, 2013

Hal Hartley's Amateur (1994) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/WDZhTLr.jpg)

Amateur (1994) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Amateur-Blu-ray-Isabelle-Huppert/dp/B00B8WD0TC/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1360526257&sr=1-2)


May 27, 2013

Hal Hartley's The Unbelievable Truth (1989) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/KfqUAFK.jpg)

The Unbelievable Truth (1989) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unbelievable-Truth-Blu-ray-Adrienne-Shelly/dp/B00B8X733K/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1360526266&sr=1-2)


June 10, 2013

Hal Hartley's Simple Men (1992) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/XkMXAOR.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 01, 2013, 06:21:57 PM
May 21, 2013

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/CMW7PmX.jpg)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BCMT2BI/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 08, 2013, 10:07:53 PM
May 6, 2013

John Schlesinger's Billy Liar (1963) from Studio Canal UK

(http://i.imgur.com/oWTppmI.jpg)

Billy Liar (1963) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Billy-Liar-50th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B00BD2SFG0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1361401212&sr=1-2)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 10, 2013, 01:55:44 PM
April 29, 2013

Robert Bresson's Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/w42OuHO.jpg)

Au Hasard Balthazar (1966) - Amazon  UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B0YL0KE/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)



Robert Bresson's Mouchette (1967) from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/z6VmRN2.jpg)

Mouchette (1967) - Amazon  UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00B0YL0IQ/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2013, 05:17:27 PM
April 23, 2013

Champion (1949) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/OyR61vj.jpg)

Champion (1949) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Champion-Blu-ray-Paul-Stewart/dp/B00BFWKE5I/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=JJLO92GPPRRO&coliid=IK7LXCQCTN2IZ)


City That Never Sleeps (1953) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/PGaFSVM.jpg)

City That Never Sleeps (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/City-That-Never-Sleeps-Blu-ray/dp/B00BGARG14/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=JJLO92GPPRRO&coliid=I3MAF9048Z31LQ)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2013, 06:58:53 PM
April 2013 TBD

Hal Hartley's Flirt (1995) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/7geVRdx.jpg)


Hal Hartley's Meanwhile (2011) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/Zj5m7cB.jpg)


William A. Wellman's Magic Town (1947) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/ETpvypB.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reed Rothchild on February 21, 2013, 08:46:29 PM
unfortunately i have lost another copy of hard eight. anyone know if it will be released again soon?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 26, 2013, 07:58:29 PM
April 2013 TBD

Cloak and Dagger (1946) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/CwvtuWx.jpg)


The Enforcer (1951) from Olive Flms

(http://i.imgur.com/qJiKLJ1.jpg)


Hoodlum Empire (1952) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/aWgrKoD.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 27, 2013, 09:36:57 PM
March 26, 2013

Robert Rossen's Lilith (1964) from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/j5fmQmI.jpg)

Lilith (1964) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Ship-of-Fools-and-Lilith-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00AWI6ZS6&ASIN=B00AWI6ZS6&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Noah Baumbach's The Squid and The Whale (2005) from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/FPTTQKW.jpg)

The Squid and the Whale (2005) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Squid-and-the-Whale-and-Running-with-Scissors-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00B04NIWM&ASIN=B00B04NIWM&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 28, 2013, 04:54:45 PM
April 2013 TBD

The Men (1950) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/hMuJLIa.jpg)


Hal Hartley's The Unbelievable Truth (1989) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/8ou7ByK.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 28, 2013, 09:10:55 PM
made it a mission to write about kino's bird of paradise (http://innergenre.blogspot.com/2013/02/bird-of-paradise-32.html) before watching the movie. for various reasons this piece is kind of bonkers and i have a strange attraction to it
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 03, 2013, 11:45:32 PM
May 21, 2013

Ultimate Gangsters Collection from Warner Bros. on blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/hUw5eii.jpg)

-Little Caesar (1931)
-The Petrified Forest (1936)
-The Public Enemy (1931)
-White Heat (1949)

Ultimate Gangsters Collection - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/ultimate-gangsters-collection-classic-blu-ray/detail.php?p=442922)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 04, 2013, 05:17:15 PM
May 7, 2013

Sidney Lumet's The Verdict (1982) on blu-ray from 20th Century Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/wO3GUO6.jpg)

The Verdict (1982) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Verdict-Blu-ray-Paul-Newman/dp/B00BN3EE14/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1373401799&sr=8-3&keywords=the+verdict)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 07, 2013, 01:24:59 PM
wilderesque can you rank the jean rollin movies you've seen? plz
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 07, 2013, 01:49:03 PM
The Iron Rose is my favorite, I'm still working my way through the rest. I really like the opening of Requiem for a Vampire...  Jean Rollin is def an acquired taste, try to think of his stuff as "Antonioni Horror", they're all atmosphere...maybe look at some screencaps on blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?studioid=1146) (note: those aren't all Rollin titles, but all of the Redemption releases) and if you like the visual style based on them you might like the movie...

Start with The Iron Rose if you haven't seen that yet.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m72zLGVMtoA

I love that bit in the trailer after the 2:15 mark with her dancing.


Excerpts from an extended post (http://mooninthegutter.blogspot.com/2011/10/jean-rollins-iron-rose.html) Jeremy Richey made over at The Moon in the Gutter:

"Perhaps no other major production in Jean Rollin's career has divided fans more than 1973's La Rose de fer. The film, known alternately as The Iron Rose and as The Crystal Rose, is seen by some as one of Rollin's greatest achievements, a haunting poetic production that shows the director at his minimal best, while others, turned off by Rollin's abandoning of his usual Vampiric elements, find the film a failure, and at best a bore. Regardless of one's opinion of the work, two things are for certain, The Iron Rose is one of Jean Rollin's most personal projects, and its failure in 1973 changed the direction of his career drastically.

[...]

The Iron Rose is among the most minimal modern films one could possibly imagine. Outside of an opening party sequence and a few scattered one scene appearances throughout the work, the film only features two characters. The storyline, centering on two young lovers finding themselves lost in a huge expansive old cemetery, is so spare that it is nearly non-existent. In his introduction to the film in Virgins and Vampires Rollin admitted that what interested him about the film was the notion of, "a woman's dramatic self-destruction", and that ultimately it was, "a dark and desperate film." Less a successful modern narrative film and more of a poignant tragic poetic work more akin to silent cinema, The Iron Rose is a remarkable work that grows more and more resonate with each passing year. Like Lou Reed's Berlin, that also came out in 1973, The Iron Rose is a work made by an artist not looking to satisfy the time it is in, but is instead looking to transcend it."



Images from The Iron Rose:

(http://i.imgur.com/EVk8FlV.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Zf3jksk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VWd5Q4X.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/Sy5dsqO.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/mYt96Ok.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/fHaS02g.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jvBkzHb.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 07, 2013, 02:58:49 PM
you got me pumped now
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 07, 2013, 02:59:10 PM
Demoniacs

(http://i.imgur.com/WOzHJYi.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/jdv3yJe.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kyG8YZ2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/1zxelKh.jpg)

Fascination

(http://i.imgur.com/bs1hUPP.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/BeD41j6.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/p3d1Yft.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/sR7o3L9.jpg)

Requiem for a Vampire

(http://i.imgur.com/ZSNA2CB.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/kkLNtG4.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/NQ0DtRs.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 10, 2013, 06:43:12 PM
She's So Lovely (1997) on blu-ray from Miramax/Echo Bridge. Directed by Nick Cassavetes. Made from an original script by John Cassavetes.

(http://i.imgur.com/zO1OUYZ.jpg)
available now and for $5 at best buy

also:
Hoax
Bounty Hunters 2: Hardball
Full Frontal
Fresh
Committed
Nameless
Hellraiser VII: Deader
The Grifters
Heaven
Dragon Lord
Jersey Girl
Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Mother’s Boys
Best of the Best: Without Warning
Fortress
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 19, 2013, 05:16:36 PM
Ralph Bakshi's Hey Good Lookin' (1982) on DVD from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/WY7fz1M.jpg)

Hey Good Lookin' (1982) - Warner Archive (http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/code/1000384374.do?adid=0319WACNRcEml&ref=EW0319C)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 20, 2013, 02:22:29 AM
April 2, 2013

Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 6 from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/XWARoO4.jpg)

Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 6 - Warner Archive (http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/forbidden+hollywood+collection+volume+6+1000388404.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 18, 2013, 06:48:56 PM
May 27, 2013

John Cassavetes' Opening Night (1977) on blu-ray from BFI

(http://i.imgur.com/3HRhRno.jpg)

Opening Night (1977) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Opening-Night-Blu-ray-Gena-Rowlands/dp/B008K17KAO/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1366328748&sr=1-1&keywords=opening+night)


The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Killing-Chinese-Bookie-Blu-ray/dp/B008K17KE0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1366328815&sr=8-2&keywords=the+killing+of+a+chinese+bookie) to follow on July 15, 2013.

(http://i.imgur.com/WfIRMGk.jpg)

Shadows, Faces, and A Woman Under the Influence are already available.

Hopefully this means a blu-ray redux of Criterion's Five Films box set later this year...?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 20, 2013, 05:51:22 PM
June 3, 2013

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) on blu-ray in the UK

(http://i.imgur.com/LNjS8PS.jpg)

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Kid-Stays-in-the-Picture-Blu-ray/dp/B00CE8WI06?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00CE8WI06&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 22, 2013, 05:04:33 PM
Masters of Cinema Summer 2013

(http://i.imgur.com/ja6f073.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/leTzYK1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Rqy7LYo.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/F25wIux.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QRg9xbU.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on April 22, 2013, 10:15:19 PM
two bottom titles most excite me, but

wanna share the 411 that i saw naked island in a theater with a benicio del toro introduction

benicio
del
toro
introduced naked island, mm-hmm
lil wacky, yeah. he was mellow and his intro was good. the movie is silent and realistic and lyrical, you'll prob like it wilderesque, imho
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 22, 2013, 10:17:55 PM
Cool I'll check it out, thanks for the recommendation. Shindo made a movie called Ningen (Human) (1962) that I saw a clip from and that thing looked really interesting. The movie is generally unavailable and I can't find the clip again -- it was on vimeo and seems to be gone now. Meaning to say you're probably right.

I'm excited for the bottom two, as well. Been wanting to know where this image came from forever:

(http://i.imgur.com/57kSNCp.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 22, 2013, 10:30:07 PM
April 30, 2013

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 7 on DVD from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/Q0b0HJw.jpg)

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 7 - Warner Archive (http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/forbidden+hollywood+collection+volume+7+1000388401.do?sortby=ourPicks&from=fn)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on April 22, 2013, 10:41:24 PM
murnau and rivette are my crushes or like that, yeah for sure. bluray excited

precode, yay. some of my favs. can't remember if i already said that a couple weeks ago i watched a few with mentionable names; wanna mention right now '29's the letter w/jeanne eagles. wonderful actress and a lightning bolt irl story. movie was great too btw, some sound missing but from 29 so no big deal

new page hmm, mm-hmm
k
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 23, 2013, 02:28:58 PM
Screencaps from Gaumont's Pialat releases on blu-ray. Click through for full size.


Under the Sun of Satan (1987)

(http://i.imgur.com/WZNxXW9.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58449&position=1)

(http://i.imgur.com/lH8fczk.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58449&position=3)

(http://i.imgur.com/0tf1fd8.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58449&position=7)

(http://i.imgur.com/WaxG9o8.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58449&position=8)

(http://i.imgur.com/pstKSUr.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58449&position=12)


A nos amours (1983)

(http://i.imgur.com/B6uPsNb.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58075&position=6)

(http://i.imgur.com/tBFD7Yi.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58075&position=9)

(http://i.imgur.com/uoqwt2f.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58075&position=14)


Loulou (1980)

(http://i.imgur.com/YApMdpN.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58072&position=2)

(http://i.imgur.com/u02Ml26.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58072&position=4)

(http://i.imgur.com/kv9yvKt.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58072&position=6)

(http://i.imgur.com/P2Ej1kY.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58072&position=19)


Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble (1972)

(http://i.imgur.com/chx84cv.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58451&position=1)

(http://i.imgur.com/wj3c2hI.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58451&position=3)

(http://i.imgur.com/2giZVgN.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58451&position=11)

(http://i.imgur.com/sffkOrj.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58451&position=15)


Police (1985)

(http://i.imgur.com/qjDzHq8.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58450&position=1)

(http://i.imgur.com/I8E5vNH.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58450&position=2)

(http://i.imgur.com/tWoQAf8.jpg) (http://images.static-bluray.com/reviews/7676_16_large.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1KWPc1a.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58450&position=17)


Van Gogh (1991)

(http://i.imgur.com/kefbTdl.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58073&position=1)

(http://i.imgur.com/6xiwqfe.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58073&position=3)

(http://i.imgur.com/J4t3G93.jpg) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/screenshot.php?movieid=58073&position=4)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 26, 2013, 09:47:52 PM
July 3, 2013

Sidney Lumet's Q & A (1990) from Carlotta France

(http://i.imgur.com/DRUCHeg.jpg)

Q & A (1990) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Q-and-A-Blu-ray/dp/B00CHRFG4E?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00CHRFG4E&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 08, 2013, 10:13:39 AM
July 9, 2013

The Jerk (1979) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/m3DaEyn.jpg)

The Jerk (1979) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Jerk-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00COHGOMU&ASIN=B00COHGOMU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 09, 2013, 04:56:35 PM
July 30, 2013

Henry Hathaway's technicolor noir Niagara (1953) from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/UVZ6N0M.jpg)

Niagara (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Niagara-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00CPIXO62&ASIN=B00CPIXO62&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 13, 2013, 05:26:09 PM
November 12, 2013

John Carpenter's Body Bags (1993) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/s68yxrW.jpg)

John Carpenter's Body Bags (1993) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Collectors-Edition-BluRay-Combo-Blu-ray/dp/B00EALTVPA/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 15, 2013, 01:10:04 PM
September 10, 2013

Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/LZOrEYS.jpg)


and


US release of John Schlesinger's Marathon Man (1976) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/JTV7FlF.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 17, 2013, 04:39:59 PM
Redemption Films Acquires Five Alain Robbe-Grillet Films
via blu-ray.com

Redemption Films has announced that it has acquired five films by acclaimed French writer and director Alain Robbe-Grillet: Trans-Europe-Express (1967), The Man Who Lies (1968), Eden and After (1970) and Slow Slidings of Pleasure! (1974). Also included as an extra with Eden and After is the film's alternate version N Take the Dice (1971).

Redemption Films is yet to announce preliminary U.S. release dates for Blu-ray releases of the five Alain Robbe-Grillet films.   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 21, 2013, 03:07:46 PM
2013 TBD

Second Sight planning to release Jean-Jacques Annaud's Quest for Fire (1981) on blu-ray. I love this film -- if memory serves me, the entire thing plays out almost completely without dialogue.

(http://i.imgur.com/sGdFCG0.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pcGGKtPpSE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 30, 2013, 07:42:29 PM
October 7, 2013

Poltergeist III (1988) from Fox in the UK

(http://i.imgur.com/urJANr8.jpg)

Poltergeist III (1988) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Poltergeist-III-Blu-ray-Heather-ORourke/dp/B00D3I17DU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1373413331&sr=8-2&keywords=poltergeist+3)

This movie was used as a visual reference for Todd Haynes' Safe (1995)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 31, 2013, 03:55:09 PM
Second Sight to Release Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue
via blu-ray.com

(http://i.imgur.com/pQ3OWyg.jpg)

British distributors Second Sight Films have revealed that they are planning to release on Blu-ray French director Jean-Jacques Beineix's 37°2 le matin a.k.a Betty Blue (1986), starring Jean-Hugues Anglade, Béatrice Dalle, and Gérard Darmon. Currently, it is unknown whether this upcoming release will contain the longer Director's Cut of the film.

Betty (Dalle) and Zorg (Anglade) have a passionate, if somewhat unconventional relationship. When she discovers his half-written novel she burns his house down and forces him to go to Paris with her in search of fame. There they team up with another couple, who run a pizza joint, before moving south, where Betty begins her tragic demise into madness and eventual death.   

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Hopefully this will improve on the botched transfer that Cinema Libre Studios put out -- which makes the whole move look like it's filtered through the "smooth motion" setting on HDTVs.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 06, 2013, 02:11:06 PM
September 17, 2013

Jean-Pierre Melville's Two Men in Manhattan (1959) on blu-ray from Cohen Film

(http://i.imgur.com/UJFPSUU.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on June 06, 2013, 06:27:59 PM
September 17, 2013

Jean-Pierre Melville's Two Men in Manhattan (1959) on blu-ray from Cohen Film

(http://i.imgur.com/UJFPSUU.jpg)

No anecdote for that one?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 08, 2013, 01:21:48 AM
September 3, 2013

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/z91ZhGq.jpg)

The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Postman-Always-Rings-Twice-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B008PJZDX2&ASIN=B008PJZDX2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: MacGuffin on June 14, 2013, 02:18:56 PM
Jennifer Lange is catastrophically hot in that movie.

Jessica Lange is even hotter.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 19, 2013, 05:07:01 PM
October 7, 2013

James Ivory's The Remains of the Day (1993) on blu-ray from Sony UK

(http://i.imgur.com/7i8wcjx.jpg)

The Remains of the Day (1993) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Remains-of-the-Day-Blu-ray/dp/B00DGXKNR8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00DGXKNR8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 19, 2013, 11:43:22 PM
October 8, 2013

Billy Wilder's Stalag 17 (1953) on blu-ray from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/Bux4OiF.jpg)

Stalag 17 (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Stalag-17-Blu-ray-William-Holden/dp/B00DHS8N5G/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1373401160&sr=8-2&keywords=stalag+17)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 26, 2013, 06:51:58 PM
August 27, 2013

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/WG9bIQZ.jpg)

Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-Goodbye-Blu-ray-James-Cagney/dp/B00DO0MDSK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373413248&sr=8-1&keywords=kiss+tomorrow+goodbye)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 27, 2013, 05:06:43 PM
July 15, 2013

Elliot Silverstein's The Car (1977) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/a3xSD2W.jpg)

Reversible cover:

(http://i.imgur.com/SdLOkpX.jpg)

The Car (1977) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Car-Blu-ray/dp/B00CKE29AI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00CKE29AI&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoAD3kUmN9s
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on June 27, 2013, 07:42:51 PM
Wow, you've really outrandomed yourself this time. That looks hilarious.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pwaybloe on June 27, 2013, 10:07:11 PM
I have to admit that trailer was textbook bad (in a good way). Absolutely superb.

Rated PG?  WTF? 
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: matt35mm on June 27, 2013, 11:53:23 PM
I saw a really nice print of that movie at the Alamo Drafthouse. It was very entertaining.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 28, 2013, 02:39:53 PM
Thought this was interesting, via AVS Forum, Argo: iTunes vs. Vudu vs. Blu-ray (http://www.avsforum.com/t/1459687/argo-itunes-vs-vudu-vs-blu-ray). Click over for framegrab comparisons.

Quote

Much of Argo was shot on grainy film, which presents a serious challenge to compression algorithms. Film grain is easily mistaken for noise and also consumes bandwidth in the same way digital noise does. In this frame, Vudu HDX loses the most contrast and detail as a result of compression, all of film grain is treated as noise and eliminated. The iTunes 720p and 1080p versions look nearly identical, preserving more detail and texture than Vudu HD was able to. Unfortunately, iTunes also tends to treat the film grain as noise, just like Vudu. Of the three non Blu-ray formats, iTunes 720p had the fewest problems dealing with film grain.

[...]

The camera does not move in this shot, giving the iTunes 1080p and Vudu HDX versions time to fill in the details. When compression algorithms can draw from past and future frames, they do much better at preserving details. The Vudu version looks the sharpest, but it is also the least authentic reproduction of the original. Treating the film grain as noise makes the iTunes 1080p and Vudu HDX versions look cleaner than Blu-ray and makes fine details easy to see. The iTunes 720p version has less detail than the 1080p version but preserves some of the original film grain. The Blu-ray version renders the most accurate colors and also properly preserves the film grain.

[...]

This scene was shot handheld, likely on 16mm film stock, it is very grainy and blurry on purpose. Vudu HDX and iTunes 1080p try to process the grain, the result is ugly artifacts in the skin tones that look like smooth patches, as if it was airbrushed. Vudu HDX exhibited significant macro blocking in the shadow regions. The iTunes 720p version reduces the film grain but does so in a smooth, natural looking manner. Blu-ray preserves the character of the original film, although it also exhibits some very minor compression artifacts.

[...]

In this close-up we see the destructive effects of Vudu's algorithms in full effect, the film grain is wiped out. iTunes 1080p manages to preserve a lot of the details, but there are unnatural-looking smooth patches on the woman's face. The iTunes 720p version loses some fine details but manages to preserve enough of the film grain to look authentic, and it is free of artifacts. Blu-ray renders the scene perfectly preserving all of the film grain, as is appropriate.

[...]

In this dark action scene, both the iTunes 1080p and Vudu HDX version convert the out-of-focus background - an effect is known as "bokeh" - into colored blobs. The iTunes 1080p version suffers from the most noise-reduction artifacts while the iTunes 720p remains more faithful to the original, preserving some film grain and introducing no artifacts. When it comes to reproducing actual film, especially gritty grainy film, Blu-ray is superior by a significant margin.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 03, 2013, 03:13:09 PM
July 23, 2013

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) from Twilight Time - Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

(http://i.imgur.com/POQVkJO.jpg)

The Driver (1978) - Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/25385/THE-DRIVER-1978/)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 03, 2013, 04:25:04 PM
July 23, 2013

Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) from Twilight Time - Limited Edition of 3,000 copies

(http://i.imgur.com/POQVkJO.jpg)

The Driver (1978) - Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/25385/THE-DRIVER-1978/)

movie buyers questioned "why the limited edition stuff twilight?" and the answer i heard was that it's a stipulation from the production companies, because their goals are streamline centered

an article would would be a helpful reference. used google and first found ebert:
http://www.rogerebert.com/rogers-journal/movies-dont-stream-themselves
Quote
And an enterprising company named Twilight Time buys the rights to publish 3,000 copies of unavailable titles ("When they're gone, they're gone!"). Many studios just aren't interested in those kinds of DVD sales

it ups the prices and reduces the possibilities, but it's all they're allowed. i get the wonder. they're too expensive for me :(

the driver is a movie classic. its screenplay is a movie classic -- walter hill wrote it in a prose fashion that's irregular for its genre. through the script alone, you get the tone of the movie. he called it. you can read the script at the academy library (yeahyeah, you can read it online too, i bet) and it's #2 on a list of screenplays that people i know have visited the library to read. #1 is a long tie for any kubrick script, as you probably would have guessed
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 08, 2013, 05:04:42 AM
Masters of Cinema - August 2103

Michelangelo Antonioni's La Notte (1961)

(http://i.imgur.com/GTq7ciZ.jpg)


Antonio Campos' Simon Killer (2012)

(http://i.imgur.com/VLBcTy3.jpg)


Douglas Sirk's The Tarnished Angels (1957)

(http://i.imgur.com/LQhy3jN.jpg)


Masters of Cinema - September 2013

Federico Fellini's Il Bidone (1955)

(http://i.imgur.com/3pa8c6H.jpg)


Douglas Sirk's A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)

(http://i.imgur.com/XRA7y74.jpg)


Maurice Pialat's Van Gogh (1991)

(http://i.imgur.com/2RHQnHs.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: The Perineum Falcon on July 08, 2013, 06:55:36 AM
Beautiful covers! Eureka puts out beautiful editions of all their films, I just wish more were region free.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 09, 2013, 03:03:29 PM
October 28, 2013

-Funny Games U.S. (2007) from Artificial Eye on blu-ray

-The Definitive Michael Haneke (Released on DVD only) from Artificial Eye. This 13-DVD box set will include Funny Games US, Amour and Michael H: Profession Director. Artificial Eye will also try to bring a Blu-ray version of it in 2014 after high-definition transfers are available for all films.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2013, 02:09:39 PM
November 5, 2013

William Wyler's The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/bw1oX3c.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2013, 10:10:54 PM
Q4 2013 TBD

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922), Orson Welles' The Trial (1962), and Alexander Sokurov's Russian Arc (2002) coming to blu-ray from Kino
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 13, 2013, 03:09:04 AM
There's a new exploitation distribution label called Vinegar Syndrome (http://vinegarsyndrome.com/launch/) that seems pretty fucking awesome. They've only had a few releases so far. Some below. More to come. These trailers are worth watching.


Now Available

The Telephone Book (1971)

(http://i.imgur.com/6KGvqEA.jpg)

The Telephone Book (1971) - ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/movies/2596629/telephone-book-2-discs-)

A major, though forgotten, work from New York's underground film scene of the late 60s and early 70s, Nelson Lyon's The Telephone Book tells the story of Alice, a sex-obsessed hippie who falls in love with the world's greatest obscene phone caller and embarks on a quest to find him. Her journey introduces her to an avant-garde stag filmmaker, a manipulative psychiatrist, a lesbian housewife, and more. Photographed in high-contrast black-and-white, and punctuated with a remarkable, surreal color animated sequence, The Telephone Book is one of the greatest cult films you've probably never heard of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lCU2fZYM6o


Punk Vacation (1987)

(http://i.imgur.com/wDh8eXU.jpg)

Punk Vacation (1987) - ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/movies/2608966/punk-vacation)

A peaceful California town is shaken after the brutal murder of diner owner by a gang of vicious punks. When the daughter of the slain man attempts to avenge her father's death, she's held hostage by the gang resulting in an epic battle between punks and rednecks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkSVMzsDeok


The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis (1969-1971)

(http://i.imgur.com/WjxyfF9.jpg)

The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis (1969-1971)- ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/movies/2520295/lost-films-of-herschell-gordon-lewis-2-discs)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2zD6cHs11o


Massage Parlor Murders (1972)

(http://i.imgur.com/pbLBTCU.jpg)

Massage Parlor Murders (1972) - ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/movies/2574561/massage-parlor-murders)

A vicious serial killer is stalking the streets of New York City, murdering Times Square massage girls in a variety of brutal ways. It's up to a rogue detective team to solve the case as the body count continues to rise! Chock full of over the top sex and violence and complete with a high speed car chase through Manhattan, MASSAGE PARLOR MURDERS is an exploitation film lover's dream movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puVhIBsRmfw


August 13, 2013

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979)

(http://i.imgur.com/AGTLV1C.jpg)

Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979) - ImportCDs (http://www.importcds.com/movies/2624724/good-luck-miss-wyckoff)

Set in the small town of Freedom, Kansas in 1954, GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF stars Anne Heywood as Evelyn Wyckoff, a virginal high-school teacher who learns that she has started early menopause. Feeling hopeless and isolated, she is advised by her doctor (Robert Vaughn) and psychiatrist (Donald Pleasance) to find a lover, which results in a series of brutal and horrifying events.

Based on a novel by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright William Inge (Picnic, Splendor in the Grass), GOOD LUCK, MISS WYCKOFF is a haunting story of ill-fated lust and sexual repression set against a backdrop of American racism.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWOSwGBtafI


September 10, 2013

The Doll Squad (1973) and Mission: Killfast (1991)

(http://i.imgur.com/RIXKIXl.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_v4MQgWLdE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNMkV_4VL-k


Also check out their DVD catalog (http://vinegarsyndrome.com/launch/?product_cat=dvd-discs)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 17, 2013, 08:49:18 PM
September 24, 2013

Joseph H. Lewis' The Big Combo (1955) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/FAgq9eC.jpg)

The Big Combo (1955) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Combo-Blu-ray-Cornel-Wilde/dp/B00E18QK9W/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2TWZT275XZBHH&coliid=I2GP0M93H8TEVV)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on July 17, 2013, 10:45:47 PM
so.. should i buy all of these?

mostly i'm just compiling a list of interesting forgotten movies to pirate.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 17, 2013, 11:22:38 PM
Do you have a region-free blu-ray player?

I'd recommend almost anything released by Masters of Cinema -- the team behind those releases seem to have more focused tastes than Criterion, and put out a similar level product. I continue updating this thread just to keep track of interesting classic releases that would otherwise disappear into the internet ether or to highlight obscure releases I think deserve more attention. As I said a few posts back, the Rollins are an acquired taste. The Big Combo is a prime example of noir cinematography, shot by John Alton, who wrote the seminal cinematography book Painting with Light (http://www.amazon.com/Painting-Light-John-Alton/dp/0520089499). Most of the titles I post in here are put out by boutique labels that rely on making every sale they can garner to stay alive. I understand the hesitancy to blind buy anything you haven't seen, but if you sample something in this thread and dig it, consider purchasing. Especially from an outfit like Vinegar Syndrome that is run by two guys. There are tons of movies I still want HD transfers of. I figure if these labels don't see a profit, HD transfers of the remaining films I'm hoping for will mostly never come to light.

The Pialat releases I'd definitely recommend, especially if you like Cassavetes. Those directors are related to each other a lot, and while they're not really the same, Pialat movies exhibit a similarly elite level of acting that, in the realm of naturalism, isn't really equalled by anyone but the Dardennes in my opinion. I find the Dardennes Bros. movies kind of general though in comparison to stuff by Pialat, who is more specifically focused on emotionally violent relationships between families and lovers.

Check DVDBeaver and Blu-ray.com for reviews. The Olive transfers can be all over the place, but I imagine they'll put some effort into something like The Big Combo. I list the director alongside most of these titles. Figure everyone here has their own leanings. Go by that I guess.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 18, 2013, 12:05:26 AM
Raro Acquires Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist
via blu-ray.com

(http://i.imgur.com/5cSL2VH.jpg)

Raro Video U.S. announced today that it has acquired the distribution rights to renowned Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci's Il conformista a.k.a The Conformist (1970), starring Jean-Louis Trintignant, Stefania Sandrelli, Dominique Sanda, and Pierre Clémenti. The label also revealed that it plans to bring the film to Blu-ray later this year.

Bertolucci's visually electrifying masterpiece tells the story of 30-year-old Italian Marcello (Trintignant), who's targeted by a Fascist espionage organization to lead a deadly mission in France. On his journey, Marcello, with his naive wife Giulia (Sandrelli), will see his troubled past and current moral dilemma violently collide. Bertolucci's masterful direction and his Oscar-nominated screenplay are complemented by Vittorio Storaro's stunning cinematography.

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I'm assuming everyone is familiar with this movie, but if you aren't...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUtEkxS377I
^there's a bullshit track over that clip but it features a wide variety of shots from the film

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5jjAcvXUx4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 22, 2013, 09:12:14 PM
Stoked on these screencaps from the blu-ray release of Niagara (1953). Click for full size.

(http://i.imgur.com/Hb1p78b.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_02.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/f5eFwRf.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_03.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BAEl1Q7.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_05.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WR3KuK5.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X01.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k2GOREQ.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X02.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qTlDkQ2.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X04.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2Ao5Fjw.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X05.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IvbnM87.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X07.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/EpuhbYu.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X08.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IIC97A4.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/niagara_blu-ray_/large/large_niagara_blu-ray_X09.jpg)
 (http://)

and Bus Stop (1956)


(http://i.imgur.com/it3p7GF.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/bus_stop_blu-ray_/large/large_bus_stop_blu-ray_05.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/k3iv6OE.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/bus_stop_blu-ray_/large/large_bus_stop_blu-ray_07.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/RRsgWkI.jpg) (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_59/bus_stop_blu-ray_/large/large_bus_stop_blu-ray_14.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2013, 12:01:17 AM
October 1, 2013

US release of From Here to Eternity (1953) from Sony

(http://i.imgur.com/ANmoY76.jpg)

From Here to Eternity (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/From-Here-To-Eternity-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E21QTL2&ASIN=B00E21QTL2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiTje59-yhk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2013, 06:27:26 AM
September 17, 2013

Jean-Pierre Melville's Two Men in Manhattan (1959) on blu-ray from Cohen Film

(http://i.imgur.com/UJFPSUU.jpg)

No anecdote for that one?

Jean-Pierre Melville's only film shot in the USA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKX7L_HxoC8

...and the Betty Blue score just for the hell of it, because nothing destroys me quite like the first track.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7EfSDLgYVvQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 26, 2013, 04:15:40 AM
October 15, 2013

Ida Lupino's The Hitch-hiker (1953) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/n6bwsf4.jpg)

The Hitch-hiker (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Hitch-Hiker-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E5MIMEK&ASIN=B00E5MIMEK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



Orson Welles' The Stranger (1946) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/ih2XA2q.jpg)

The Stranger (1946) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Stranger-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E5MIM86&ASIN=B00E5MIM86&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



Curtis Harrington's Night Tide (1961) on blu-ray from Kino Redemption

(http://i.imgur.com/vTe1eLP.jpg)

Night Tide (1961) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IHH3QW?keywords=night%20tide%20blu-ray&qid=1448416501&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 28, 2013, 12:58:11 AM
George Stevens' Giant (1956), Elia Kazan's East of Eden (1955), and Nicholas Ray's Rebel Without A Cause (1955) are up for pre-order.


(http://i.imgur.com/gVTfJjG.jpg)

Giant (1956) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Giant-Blu-ray/dp/B00E5QTW8Q/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=JJLO92GPPRRO&coliid=I366L5GAIMA6JV)



(http://i.imgur.com/efn3VqQ.jpg)

East of Eden (1955) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/East-of-Eden-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E5QTWCC&ASIN=B00E5QTWCC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



(http://i.imgur.com/rEZ9O3I.jpg)

Rebel Without A Cause (1955) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Rebel-Without-a-Cause-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E5QTWGS&ASIN=B00E5QTWGS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 02, 2013, 05:21:06 PM
December 16, 2013

Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973) from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/qsuXHeL.jpg)

The Long Goodbye (1973) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Long-Goodbye-Blu-ray-Elliott-Gould/dp/B00FGSJERG/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1400707328&sr=1-1&keywords=the+long+goodbye)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 07, 2013, 03:53:50 AM
December 3, 2013

Sidney Lumet's Serpico (1973) on blu-ray from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/CWn1XOG.jpg)

Serpico (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Serpico-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00EF1PKX2&ASIN=B00EF1PKX2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER=)


Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 07, 2013, 03:40:55 PM
January 14, 2014

F.W. Murnau's Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) on blu-ray from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/AadBfMa.jpg)

Sunrise (1927) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sunrise-Blu-ray/dp/B00GG0NABE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385437875&sr=8-1&keywords=sunrise+blu-ray)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on August 07, 2013, 05:22:20 PM
any news if they're using a transfer from a new restoration?  i have the masters of cinema blu, wondering if this is gonna be an upgrade or not.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 07, 2013, 07:41:16 PM
No word on additional restoration work at this point. I have the MoC too and am wondering the same thing.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 29, 2013, 02:41:07 PM
Upcoming Olive Films Releases
via blu-ray.com

Independent distributors Olive Films have revealed that they are preparing a number of titles to be released on Blu-ray in 2014. Amongst them are: legendary director Abel Gance's J'accuse! (1938), Billy Wilder's recently restored Fedora (1978), an uncut version of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's The Stationmaster's Wife (1977), Douglas Sirk's Sleep, My Love (1948), Max Ophüls' Caught (1949), and Leo McCarey's Good Sam (1948).

COMPLETE LIST

1. J'accuse! (Abel Gance, 1938)
2. Fedora (Billy Wilder, 1978)
3. The Stationmaster's Wife (Uncut Version) (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1977)
4. Caught (Max Ophüls, 1949)
5. Betty Boop: The Essential Collection Volume Three
6. Betty Boop: The Essential Colelction Volume Four
7. The Pawnbroker (Sidney Lumet, 1964)
8. Stranger on the Prowl (Joseph Losey, 1952)
9. Sleep, My Love (Douglas Sirk, 1948)
10. Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (Irving Pichel, 1948)
11. That's My Man (Frank Borzage, 1947)
12. I've Always Loved You (Frank Borzage, 1946)
13. Magnificent Doll (Frank Borzage, 1946)
14. Forever Female (Irving Rapper, 1953)
15. Up the Junction (Peter Collinson, 1968)
16. Home of the Brave (Mark Robson, 1949)
17. Johnny Come Lately (William K. Howard, 1943)
18. Flying Tigers (David Miller, 1942)
19. The North Star, plus the alternate shorter version Armored Attack (Lewis Milestone, 1943)
20. Operation Petticoat (Blake Edwards, 1959)
21. Distant Drums (Raoul Walsh, 1951)
22. Good Sam (Leo McCarey, 1948)
23. High School Confidential (Jack Arnold, 1958)
24. Love Happy (David Miller, 1949)
25. Sands of Iwo Jima (Allan Dwan, 1949)
26. South of St. Louis (Ray Enright, 1949)
27. Try and Get Me a.k.a The Sound of Fury (Cy Endfield, 1950)
28. So This is New York (Richard Fleischer, 1948)
29. Arch of Triumph (Lewis Milestone, 1948)
30. The Lost Moment (Martin Gabel, 1947)
31. Men in War (Anthony Mann, 1957)
32. The Other Love (André De Toth, 1947)
33. Cauldron of Blood a.k.a Blind Man's Bluff (Santos Alcocer, 1970)
34. Beware, My Lovely (Harry Horner, 1952)
35. Outrage (Ida Lupino, 1950)
36. Dr. Terror's House of Horrors (Freddie Francis, 1965)
37. Man on the Roof (Bo Widerberg, 1976)
38. Adalen 31 a.k.a The Adalen Riots (Bo Widerberg, 1969)
39. Elvira Madigan (Bo Widerberg, 1967)
40. Raven's End (Bo Widerberg, 1963)
41. Ophelia (Claude Chabrol, 1963)
42. The World's Most Beautiful Swindlers (Claude Chabrol, Jean-Luc Godard, Ugo Gregoretti, Hiromichi Horikawa   , Roman Polanski, 1964)
43. Guilty of Romance (Sion Sono, 2011)
44. Himizu (Sion Sono, 2011)   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 29, 2013, 03:08:39 PM
November 19, 2013

William Lustig's Maniac Cop 2 (1990) from Blue Underground

(http://i.imgur.com/jnySMaV.jpg)

• Audio Commentary with Director William Lustig and Filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn
• "Back On The Beat - The Making Of MANIAC COP 2" (A newly-produced retrospective documentary including interviews with most of the cast and crew)
• Cinefamily Q&A with Director William Lustig
• Deleted Scene (The Evening News with Sam Raimi)
• Theatrical Trailers
• Poster & Still Gallery
• Isolated Music Track
• Enhanced for D-Box Motion Control Systems

• Gorgeous new 4K High Definition transfer from the original camera negative supervised by Director of Photography James Lemmo
• Blu-ray features upgraded 7.1 DTS-HD Master Audio (as well as original Dolby Surround track)
• Blu-ray and DVD feature numerous subtitle options, including English SDH, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6c6b9TDD6c
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 30, 2013, 02:23:30 PM
Masters of Cinema Q4 2013

October 21, 2013

Late Mizoguchi (1951-1956) on blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/qtx191E.jpg)

Contains:

-Oyū-sama
-Ugetsu Monogatari
-Gion Bayashi
-Sanshō Dayū
-Uwasa no Onna
-Chikamatsu Monogatari
-Yōkihi
-Akasen Chitai



October 28, 2013

Fritz Lang's Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)

(http://i.imgur.com/z1Rn5hO.jpg)

Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EQ27RNQ/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


Howard Hawks' Red River (1948)

(http://i.imgur.com/Pxt8YCP.jpg)

Red River (1948) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ER15K26/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)



November 18, 2013

F.W. Murnau's Nosferatu (1922)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ykevd3g.jpg)

Nosferatu (1922) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EQ27RMM/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)



November 25, 2013

Martin Scorsese Presents: World Cinema Foundation: Volume One on blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/NuXiQOc.jpg)


Individual covers:

(http://i.imgur.com/LpRIbVm.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/HHpra34.jpg)


(http://i.imgur.com/hPrKxkh.jpg)


Martin Scorsese Presents: World Cinema Foundation: Volume One - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00EQ27RK4/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 04, 2013, 09:18:02 PM
February 24, 2014

Don Siegel's The Killers (1964) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/F3HiD2L.jpg)

The Killers (1964) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Killers-Blu-ray-Lee-Marvin/dp/B00G5IVAA0/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1385437695&sr=1-2&keywords=the+killers)


March 10, 2014

Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/lfBkPua.jpg)

Sullivan's Travels (1941) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sullivans-Travels-Blu-ray-Joel-McCrea/dp/B00G5IVADM/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1385437741&sr=1-2&keywords=sullivan%27s+travels)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 12, 2013, 09:10:22 PM
Singulus Technologies Develops Replication Line for 100GB Blu-ray Discs
via blu-ray.com

Singulus Technologies AG announced that it has successfully developed BLULINE III, a new replication line capable of manufacturing triple-layer Blu-ray Discs with a storage capacity of 100GB. The BLULINE III will allow the production of next generation optical discs using the current BLULINE II machines for dual-layer Blu-ray Discs.

Following the announcement Dr.-Ing. Stefan Rinck, Chief Executive Officer of Singulus Technologies AG, commented: "Just in time for the market introduction of the new ultra-high definition television technology (4K or Ultra-HD), we completed the development of the production technology for the new triple-layer Blu-ray Discs with 100GB storage capacity. For Singulus Technologies AG, in the Optical Disc segment the year 2013 has been very positive overall. Until the end of this year's August we received significantly more orders for Blu-ray Disc production machines than in the prior-year period. We also see good opportunities for the sales of our Blu-ray production equipment in the future. The positive life cycle of the Blu-ray Disc will continue for some years with the launch of the new ultra-high definition television format".

The following information was also provided with the official announcement:

"The further advancement of today's Blu-ray Discs, the triple-layer Blu-ray Discs with 100GB storage capacity, is the preferred playback medium for the new 4K technology. With the realization of a new and specifically designed data compression method for the ultra-high definition technology, the storage volume per information layer can be increased from 25GB to 33GB. In its committees, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) is currently discussing the specifications of new, global standards. Singulus Technologies already completed the marketable concept of a new replication line.

At the IFA 2013 media and technology companies provide insights into the future of television: Sky, Astra, Sony, Harmonic, the Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute and the German TV-Platform present ultra-high definition. The new generation of high definition television provides four times the resolution (3,840 x 2,560 pixels) of HDTV. 4K will become less expensive: in Berlin a Chinese manufacturer is presenting new Ultra-HD TVs with a price tag of less than €2,000.

In the 1st half of 2013 Blu-ray Disc sales increased by 41 % compared with the same period one year ago (German Association of Audio-Visual Media (BVV), August 2013). With a share of more than 90 %, physical media (Blu-ray and DVD) also continue to dominate sales in the home entertainment market in 2013. Blu-ray Disc sales in the U.S., the international key market, will expand with a double-digit growth rate in 2013. This favorable trend is amplified by the market launch of the new ultra-high definition television technology and the upcoming market introduction of the new gaming consoles Playstation PS4 by Sony and Microsoft's Xbox One. Both gaming consoles are even expected to be equipped with a Blu-ray drive with 4K support to win the consumers' favor. At several gaming conventions and the IFA, the two new consoles were a highlight."   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 07, 2013, 06:23:54 PM
Classic Films Get a Market of Their Own
via Variety

Already featured at Cannes and Venice film festivals, classic pictures were overdue for a dedicated market, and now they have one at Lyon’s Lumiere festival.

Launched by Lumiere fest director Thierry Fremaux (who is also Cannes film fest topper and creator of Cannes Classics), the three-day market is conceived as “a new meeting point for classics’ right-holders, sales agents, producers and laboratories looking to show what they’re up to, promote their work and/or conduct business deals,” says Fremaux.

Lyon’s oldies market in the Lumiere Village, running Oct. 16-18, is the first of its kind in the world and it is attracting such international players as Japan’s Shochiku Eiga, which restored Yasujiro Ozu’s films.

“Our goal is to show that there’s a market for classics,” Fremaux says.

In the U.S., the classics biz has been hurt by the collapse of homevideo revenue. “The ability to amortize the preservation costs through a DVD or Blu-ray release is becoming less and less likely,” says Jan-Christopher Horak, director of the UCLA Film & Television Archive.

To balance out that homevideo decline, Fremaux says, “VOD presents a viable distribution avenue for classics, even if we still need to come up with a better way to monetize streaming. Television is another interesting avenue.”

Classics are big in Gaul. “France hosts over a dozen distributors of classic films and more than 100 theaters that show classics because there’s a cinefil audience for these films.”

The U.S., France and the U.K. are the top three markets for these treasures of the past, says Vincent Paul-Boncour, topper of Paris-based classics’ distributor Carlotta Films, which recently bowed an international sales division in France and will soon create a distribarm in North America.

“The spotlight drawn by prestigious international festivals like Cannes or Venice on classics and the digital switch have energized this industry, and especially in the U.S.,” says Paul-Boncour.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 09, 2013, 03:16:58 PM
The Visitor (1979) - January 2014 TBD
via Blu-ray.com

(http://i.imgur.com/Cyf8RnP.jpg)

Drafthouse Films has announced the Blu-ray release of the full-length cut of the 1979 sci-fi/horror hybrid The Visitor, starring John Huston, Shelley Winters, Glenn Ford, Lance Henriksen, Franco Nero and Sam Peckinpah. The film is also being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement in major markets this Halloween. The Blu-ray edition is set to follow in January, 2014.

Official Synopsis: Legendary Hollywood director/actor John Huston (The Maltese Falcon; Treasure Of The Sierra Madre) stars as an intergalactic warrior battling alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance.

In the dawn of '70s American blockbusters, European production companies emerged stateside, attempting to recreate box office gold by cloning Hollywood. The infamous Supreme Court-banned Jaws copy Great White, The Exorcist-esque Beyond the Door and countless others were packaged for export and the burgeoning drive-in circuit. Producer Ovidio G. Assonitis and director/alleged bodybuilder Michael J. Paradise's TheVisitor stands as perhaps the most ambitious of all, taking its inspiration by artfully fusing The Omen, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Birds, Rosemary's Baby, The Fury and Star Wars alongside a baffling cast that includes Shelley Winters (Night of the Hunter), Glenn Ford (Superman), Lance Henriksen (Aliens), Franco Nero (Django) and Sam Peckinpah (director of The Wild Bunch).

The result is not so much a carbon copy of these films, but rather an entertainingly hallucinatory and inscrutable mash-up that repertory cinema programmers around the country have rediscovered for late-night bookings. "Just when you think you've nailed down which direction the film is heading in, it completely shatters your notion of the time-space continuum," says LA art-house The Cinefamily. The Village Voice also calls the film "ridiculously entertaining [and] a schizophrenic mother of all '70's drive-in oddities."

"This film is from another time, another place and a wholly different dimension," says Drafthouse Films Creative Director Evan Husney, "and contains the highest JDPM (jaw-drops-per-minute) ratio out of any movie we've ever encountered. The Visitor is a repertory mainstay at the Alamo Drafthouse and is truly one of the most joyfully delirious theatrical experiences we've unleashed on our audiences. The world wasn't ready for this film in 1979, and it still may not be. Regardless, we are ecstatic to reintroduce cinema's most colossally bizarro achievement. Ever."

The Blu-ray release of The Visitor features a new HD restoration from the original film materials. Complete tech specs and special features have yet to be revealed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrlpN_D5tuU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on October 10, 2013, 01:21:04 AM
The Visitor (1979) - January 2014 TBD

coming to la in november (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-november-2013/), i'd like to also offer cinefamily's description (quoted in wilder's article) and clip from the movie. all i needed was "John Huston stars as an intergalactic warrior battling alongside a cosmic Christ figure against a demonic eight-year-old girl and her pet hawk, as the fate of the universe hangs in the balance" and there appears to be much more to say:
(i've bolded things)
Quote
To celebrate Drafthouse Films’ release of our all-time favorite cinematic slab of insanity, it’s a weekend’s worth of the movie 1979 couldn’t handle! The holiest of all Holyfuckingshits, The Visitor has the highest JDPM (Jaw Drops Per Minute) ratio of any film of its era, Italian ripoff or not. It’s a wonderful mishmash of The Omen and Close Encounters, but that barely hints at the whacked fervor with which director Giulio Paradisi hurls his hastily assembled “all-star” cast (John Huston, Glenn Ford, Shelley Winters, and, yes, Lance Henriksen) into the cinematic void, showering them with what the Alamo Drafthouse has called “a blackhearted blowout of interplanetary possession, telekinetic avian assault, exploding basketballs and ecclesiastical laserstorms.” Just when you think you’ve nailed down which direction the film is heading in, it completely shatters your notion of the time-space continuum with enough force to rival a thousand screenings of Zabriskie Point. If you miss out on this one, then you have as much regard for cinema as you do for a discarded toenail clipping.
Dir. Giulio Paradisi, 1979, 35mm, 108 min.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O47EJMkxmCE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 15, 2013, 04:20:12 PM
Carlotta Films Enters the U.S. Market
via blu-ray.com

Paris-based Carlotta Films has announced that it is launching a U.S. distribution company, which will be known as Carlotta Films U.S. The new company, which will be run by Calantha Mansfield, will focus on bringing classic and little seen independent films to the American market.

The first films Carlotta Films U.S. will distribute theatrically are restored prints of Leos Carax's Boy Meets Girl (1984), starring Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, and Carroll Brooks, and Mauvais sang a.k.a The Night is Young (1986), starring Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, and Denis Lavant, as well as Charles Lane's Sidewalk Stories (1989), starring Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, and Tom Alpern.

Preliminary release dates for upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases have not yet been revealed.   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on October 16, 2013, 01:30:53 AM
statistically speaking, boy meets girl astonishes me. leos carax was 24, denis lavant was 23, jean-yves escoffier was 34. following hail mary and redenz-vous, juliete binoche joins for the night is young. an early role from julie delpy. and the imdb synopsis is

In Paris in the near future. Aging thieves Marc and Hans owe money to a tough American woman who gives them two weeks to pay. They scheme to steal and sell a new serum for a disease that's killing lovers, but they need someone with quick steady hands. They recruit Alex, a disaffected youth who's breaking up with Lise, his 16-year-old girlfriend. In the few days before the theft, Alex becomes enchanted with Anna, Marc's young mistress. They talk, they play, they sing, but she's in love with Marc. Lise hasn't given up on Alex either, and she comes to Paris on the day of the theft. There are double crosses, a daring rescue, and, for Alex, a waiting plane. Will he make it?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 27, 2013, 11:47:17 PM
January 14, 2014

Vincent Gallo's Buffalo '66 (1998) on blu-ray from Lionsgate

(http://i.imgur.com/PD0owo9.jpg)

Buffalo '66 (1998) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-66-15th-Anniversary-Blu-ray/dp/B00G5GNZ78/ref=reg_hu-rd_add_1_dp)

There's some debate (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=230071) on the blu-ray.com forum about whether or not the Lionsgate disc will be able to match the apparently flawless Japanese blu-ray (http://www.yesasia.com/us/buffalo-66-blu-ray-japan-version/1030977867-0-0-0-en/info.html) transfer. Some screencaps from it in this post (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=8298479&postcount=17).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 30, 2013, 09:30:12 PM
January 21, 2014

Andrei Tarkovsky's Nostalghia (1983) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/zpHAGIc.jpg)

Nostalghia (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Nostalghia-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d049%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-049-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00GA9F2PI&ASIN=B00GA9F2PI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on November 04, 2013, 03:11:03 AM
The Visitor (1979) - January 2014 TBD

coming to la in november (http://www.cinefamily.org/films/special-events-november-2013/)

bottom line: easy sell, that's all. many cinematic trinkets and that's interesting what they did with the birds there. it's got cosmos and dirty words and philosophical wizardry, huston and nero jesus and oh idk. for me this movie was sometimes beautiful and/or bizarre and not what i want. people laughed a lot because 1 omfg 2 well that was hilariously mean 3 well, whatever
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 25, 2013, 09:42:04 PM
January 21, 2014

Paul Verhoeven's Robocop (1987) mastered in 4K

(http://i.imgur.com/bRYhDw8.jpg)

Robocop (1987) 4K Remastered Edition - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/RoboCop-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d016%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00GST8UB8&ASIN=B00GST8UB8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on November 27, 2013, 06:59:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/t19MpOJ.jpg)

night of the comet bluray has been released. the movie has a lot of features i treasure, in genre and tone. it's not an overall great movie imo, but i like it, and i've written about it (http://innergenre.blogspot.com/2012/06/night-of-comet.html). the screencaps show that well anyway it's a good bluray release. recommended for the curious

(edit)
i reread my own thing and clicked my own link and today also liked my own old writing about eating raoul (http://innergenre.blogspot.com/2009/10/eating-raoul.html). you can see, for many years i've been the person i continue to be. funny enough, i mention pynchon while writing about eating raoul
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on December 10, 2013, 01:23:13 PM
big news imo:

Olivefilms will release Robert Altman's COME BACK TO THE 5 AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN on DVD/Blu-ray in 2014
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 10, 2013, 04:58:23 PM
^ Nice catch.

April 8, 2014

Billy Wilder's Sabrina (1954) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/SePdOY1.jpg)

Sabrina (1954) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Sabrina-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00H7T0HC8&ASIN=B00H7T0HC8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

This movie is weird. Humphrey Bogart feels way too old to be playing Audrey Hepburn's love interest, but the movie has beautiful b&w cinematography by Charles Lang.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 11, 2013, 08:18:07 PM
Q1 2014 TBD

Sidney Lumet's The Pawnbroker (1964) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/CR1aoTr.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 13, 2013, 12:48:52 PM
April 15, 2014

Douglas Sirk's Sleep, My Love (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/qZStw2K.jpg)

Alison Courtland wakes up in the middle of the night on board a train, but she cannot remember how she got there. Danger and suspense ensue.

Sleep, My Love (1948) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Sleep-My-Love-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d016%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00H8J2KZE&ASIN=B00H8J2KZE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 16, 2013, 03:39:48 PM
May 2014 TBD

Michelangelo Antonioni's The Vanquished (1953) on blu-ray from Raro Video

(http://i.imgur.com/SqXGceW.jpg)

Challenging linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don't need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman's body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2013, 08:07:03 PM
Just discovered that most (all?) of Eric Rohmer's films have been restored for blu-ray and were released in France this past November, all with optional English subtitles.


(http://i.imgur.com/EPnR9Ln.jpg)

- La femme de l'aviateur (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le beau mariage (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Pauline à la plage (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Les nuits de la pleine lune (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le rayon vert (Blu-ray + DVD)
- L'ami de mon amie (Blu-ray + DVD)

Eric Rohmer - Comedies et proverbes - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-Rohmer-Comedies-et-proverbes-Blu-ray/dp/B00E8WL4K6?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E8WL4K6&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


(http://i.imgur.com/ZsH8Z12.jpg)

- Conte de printemps (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'hiver (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'été (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'automne (Blu-ray + DVD)

Eric Rohmer - Contes des quatres saisons - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-Rohmer-Contes-des-quatres-saisons-Blu-ray/dp/B00E8WL672?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E8WL672&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


(http://i.imgur.com/aCsOoWU.jpg)

- La boulangère de Monceau (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La carrière de Suzanne (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La collectionneuse (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Ma nuit chez Maud (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le genou de Claire (Blu-ray + DVD)
- L'amour l'après-midi (Blu-ray + DVD)

Eric Rohmer - Contes moraux - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-Rohmer-Contes-moraux-Blu-ray/dp/B00E8WL67W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E8WL67W&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


(http://i.imgur.com/HAaAFA0.jpg)

- Le signe du lion (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La boulangère de Monceau (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La carrière de Suzanne (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La collectionneuse (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Ma nuit chez Maud (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le genou de Claire (Blu-ray + DVD)
- L'amour l'après-midi (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La marquise d'O... (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Perceval le Gallois (Blu-ray + DVD)
- La femme de l'aviateur (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le beau mariage (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Pauline à la plage (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Les nuits de la pleine lune (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Le rayon vert (Blu-ray + DVD)
- L'ami de mon amie (Blu-ray + DVD)
- 4 aventures de Reinette et Mirabelle (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte de printemps (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'hiver (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'été (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Conte d'automne (Blu-ray + DVD)
- L'arbre, le maire et la médiathèque (Blu-ray + DVD)
- Les rendez-vous de Paris (Blu-ray + DVD)

Coffret Rohmer intégral - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-Eric-Rohmer-lintegrale-Blu-ray/dp/B00E8WL6EA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00E8WL6EA&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


I love the light and framing in these screencaps included in the DVDBeaver review (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film/dvdcompare2/girlfriendsboyfriend.htm) of Boyfriends and Girlfriends (1987), available in the Comedies et proverbes box set:

(http://i.imgur.com/dIrYYam.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ax3BE4q.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9SnaDXL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/x8pyYpB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/g5Pw9xb.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QGbra3o.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/c8uwawl.jpg)

...and this IMDB user's comments on this particular movie, which remind me very much of Petzold as well:

Quote from: Ilpo Hirvonen
Eric Rohmer was more than one of the directors who formed the French New Wave. He also wrote a lot of surveys and articles about cinema, especially about his favorite director, F.W. Murnau, out who he wrote his dissertation. His first article that got published in the year 1948 was titled (directly translated:) "Film, art of space." In the year 1962 Eric Rohmer published his academic survey called: "The construction of space in Murnau's Faust." While reading about his surveys and articles, it's no surprise that space in Rohmer's films seems to be as important as the plot.

While trying to figure out the space of My Girlfriend's Boyfriend, I can't miss the futuristic city the characters live in. I got the feeling that Eric Rohmer isn't trying to tell a story of four specific people who live in France. To me he's telling about all the people living in these suburbs of Paris. The space of a futuristic city, the city full of postmodern architecture without any past. This theme of the milieu leads to rootlessness. The people of this city have no past, each of them like to analyze and talk about themselves. But none of them really know who they are.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on December 17, 2013, 09:58:05 PM
that's a strong component of peter bogdanovich, wes anderson, hong sangsoo, and others who also interact social mechanics with cinematic mechanics. the spaces of places characters inhabit offer vital substances to the connections and distances of the characters involved. cities and boats -- boats remind me of knife in the water, polanski, and the creation of measurable tension. cul-de-sac also. this is a topic i enjoy and is a thing we could essay. glad you brought it up. let's save the thought for future discussion

for now, i especially like rohmer's table shot. it's a summarizing shot of this philosophy

wilder, what's your most treasured rohmer movie? i tend to say pauline at the beach, but i wonder if that's true or if that's just my most thought about. he has so man movies with so many riches!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on December 17, 2013, 10:23:10 PM
i discovered several years ago that my life is eric rohmers films.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2013, 10:49:14 PM
I've only seen the stuff included in The Six Moral Tales box set, and I think Claire's Knee, but I remember liking Pauline at the Beach most too back when I when I watched them as a teenager. Rohmer is a director I've been wanting to revisit for a while, I haven't watched any of his films since then. They seemed "good", but markedly different in style than any other director's work I'd seen, and probably a little over my head at that point - I distinctly remember trying to figure out what it was that made them work and specifics eluding me. This makes me want to see them again.

that's a strong component of peter bogdanovich, wes anderson, hong sangsoo, and others who also interact social mechanics with cinematic mechanics. the spaces of places characters inhabit offer vital substances to the connections and distances of the characters involved.

The environments themselves almost become extensions of the characters, instead of the character's being born of their environments, or the environments and characters are offered equal importance, influencing one another, offering comment and reflection on each other...the space becomes a physical echo, and the surrounding frame is considered as an area of additional visual interest apart from the character's faces alone as if every shot were a kind of 2 shot - one character being an actor, the other being the space itself -- which seems to be the very opposite technique of most movies made now, with so much being shot in close up from "here", "to here" (hand under chin and above head), with a vaguely aesthetically pleasing mush of out-of-focus shapes in the background. Antonioni is the king of this. All pretty obvious.

In general, the importance of character's relationships to the spaces they inhabit seems to be becoming lost, to me one of the most interesting aspects of filmmaking. Even the studio guns for hire of yesteryear seemed to understand this better than most major directors working now. Maybe it's because in life, attention paid to our physical environment sort of "dims" as we engage with all things digital, it's literally becoming less relevant as time goes on.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on December 17, 2013, 11:52:02 PM
antonioni gallo malick noé von sternberg. i'm into those things, their visual atmospheres. and i adore regionalism and environment and movement (of person and camera) and every texture there is i'm into the texture, its rich layer. the culture of cinema. do you think we're having a rohmer moment. i think it's very sangsoo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 18, 2013, 12:09:22 AM
von sternberg

yes!

(http://i.imgur.com/9hYMjBO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/thfaIhq.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/awta8mF.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/J4quecy.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/iEGXf1S.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/gV4kbwp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wQRuzxI.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/5AvWsLA.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: classical gas on December 18, 2013, 12:12:12 AM
which movie is that?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 18, 2013, 12:20:40 AM
They're all from The Docks of New York (1928) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018839/) except image 6, which is from Underworld (1927) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018526/)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on December 18, 2013, 01:10:57 AM
von sternberg is criiiiisp. he has a power of perceptive light. his camera's movement is a sense of space

i was thinking of gallo like this
(http://i.imgur.com/PMZ1J3j.png)

morvern callar like this
(http://i.imgur.com/d59k1vh.png)

i like it when you can touch the visuals. their lights and colors can be misty. without a permit one feels less burdened by questions about business and people rights. we're in los angeles, the camera is in the car, the shot is continuous, and i made it look like this
(http://i.imgur.com/y0Q7SnO.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ib7yU3E.png)

i have a personal experience thing about it. we're so sangsoo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 06, 2014, 05:25:43 PM
April 22, 2014

William Friedkin's Sorcerer (1977) on blu-ray from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/L0kSD3h.jpg)

Sorcerer (1977) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Sorcerer-Blu-ray-Roy-Scheider/dp/B00HT2RTU6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403038235&sr=8-1&keywords=sorcerer+blu-ray)


The film has been remastered by Warner Bros. under Friedkin's supervision, along with colorist Bryan McMahan who has worked with the director since 1994. "The new restoration makes the film appear as if it was just made. None of the essentials -- the clothes, the hair -- are dated in any way. It looks the way it looked to me when I looked through the lens of the camera," said Friedkin. The restoration began with a 4K film resolution scan of the original 35mm camera negative.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2014, 04:36:16 PM
March 18, 2014

Gregg Araki's Mysterious Skin (2004) from Strand Releasing

(http://i.imgur.com/sK9Szlx.jpg)

Mysterious Skin (2004) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mysterious-Skin-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00HQVB0Q4&ASIN=B00HQVB0Q4&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

and

Samsung: 4K Blu-ray Discs Coming Up
via blu-ray.com

Vice-president for consumer electronics at Samsung Australia Philip Newton, who is currently at CES in Las Vegas, has revealed that 4K Blu-ray discs will likely become available by the end of the year. The news was leaked in an article published earlier today by The Australian.

According to Mr. Newton, the new 4K Blu-ray discs will likely have four layers but Samsung is ready to make available Blu-ray players that can play them. According to Mr. Newton, the key issue that is still holding back production is the selection of the codec that will be used for 4K content.

You can read the full article published by The Australian (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/technology/special-reports/samsung-says-125-gigabyte-bluray-disks-are-on-the-way/story-fnkygzoc-1226797125793).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 10, 2014, 12:55:29 AM
March 11, 2014

Frank Perry's The Swimmer (1968) from Grindhouse Releasing

(http://i.imgur.com/4Sww8Ng.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIYniOVZIYA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HuleRy4oh8


The Swimmer (1968) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Swimmer-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00HRISNPM&ASIN=B00HRISNPM&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


May 6, 2014

Sam Fuller's The Big Red One (1980) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/BVS2DhD.jpg)

The Big Red One (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Big-Red-One-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00HS6DTTS&ASIN=B00HS6DTTS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


May 20, 2014

Werner Herzog's Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/od3SIEd.jpg)

Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Nosferatu-the-Vampyre-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00HRUQ8X4&ASIN=B00HRUQ8X4&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 10, 2014, 02:00:11 AM
January 27, 2014

Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai (1947) blu-ray/dvd combo from the TCM Vault Collection

(http://i.imgur.com/rZiP13Z.jpg)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) - TCM Sgop (http://shop.tcm.com/the-lady-from-shanghai-blu-ray-dvd-combo/detail.php?p=505914&v=tcm_vault-collection_coming-soon)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on January 10, 2014, 11:07:54 PM
You can get free 3-7 day shipping on The Lady from Shanghai with the code TCMGIFT14. I told myself not to buy anymore movies, but I ordered it anyways.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: mogwai on January 12, 2014, 03:51:30 AM
I was wondering if there's a website that helps you with requests with movies you want to be released on blu-ray?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 12, 2014, 05:00:36 PM
Not really...the easiest thing to do would be to research and contact the current rights holder.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 28, 2014, 05:00:35 PM
April 15, 2014

Billy Wilder's Double Indemnity (1944) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/ZZ2FYd4.jpg)

Double Indemnity (1944) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Double-Indemnity-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00I3C1T34&ASIN=B00I3C1T34&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Orson Welles' Touch of Evil (1958) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/lpAqDsX.jpg)

Touch of Evil (1958) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Touch-of-Evil-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00I3C1T1Q&ASIN=B00I3C1T1Q&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 05, 2014, 03:36:13 PM
March 25, 2014

Martin Scorsese's The King of Comedy (1982) from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/paAgjNO.jpg)

The King of Comedy (1982) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-King-of-Comedy-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00I4X8KU2&ASIN=B00I4X8KU2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 19, 2014, 01:38:03 PM
Kino Lorber Signs Multi-Year Distribution Deal With Palisades Tartan
via blu-ray.com

Kino Lorber announced today it has signed a multi-year agreement with Palisades Tartan to serve as the exclusive home entertainment distributor in the US and Canada (as available). The distribution deal includes packaged media (Blu-ray/DVD), digital rights, educational sales and repertory theatrical releasing.

Kino Lorber will reintroduce this much sought after 90 title collection, and reissue many of the films on Blu-ray under the Palisades Tartan label. Kino Lorber also plans new digital releases since many of the titles have not been widely available on key and new digital platforms. In keeping with its theatrical mission, the company will also curate selected films for repertory theatrical re-release.

Palisades Tartan has been bringing high-quality, compelling art house releases to audiences in the U.S. for the past dozen years building on Tartan's distinguished 25 year history in the UK. It also established the "Asian Extreme" cinema brand that has accounted for some of its most notable successes in the U.S. market.

Among the key "Asian Extreme" titles are Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy, which won the Grand Prix at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival, first of his award winning "Vengeance Trilogy," which also includes Lady Vengeance and Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Other major Asian titles include Jonnie To's Election, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or in 2005 and its follow up Triad Election, Yoji Yamada's acclaimed samurai epic The Hidden Blade, and Shinya Tsukamoto's cyber punk cult classic Tetsuo The Iron Man, as well as the essential early films by Kim Ki Duk and other now modern classics of Asian cinema.

No less significant are other world cinema masterworks from Palisades Tartan. Among the recently released titles is Iranian dissident director Jafar Panahi's widely praised This Is Not a Film, made while under house arrest in Teheran. From Europe comes two landmark films of the Romanian new wave, The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, by Cristi Puiu that won the Un Certain Regard prize in Cannes in 2005 and Porumboiu's 12:08: East of Bucharest winner in 2006 of the Cannes Camera d'Or, as well as Roy Andersson's quirkily hilarious Swedish film You, The Living, and from leading Austrian auteur Ulrich Seidl Import Export, which was nominated for the Palme d'Or in Cannes in 2007. Mexican director Carlos Reygadas' is represented by Silent Light, which won the Jury Prize in Cannes in 2007 and his transcendental Battle in Heaven from 2005. The collection is rounded out with brilliant English language works including the controversial, radically sexual 9 Songs from Michael Winterbottom as well as Andrea Arnold's Red Road, winner of the Cannes Jury Prize in 2006 and widely considered one of the best British films of the last 25 years.

Richard Lorber, who negotiated the deal on behalf of Kino Lorber with Palisades CEO Vin Roberti, commented: "We are exultant to be able to bring the gems of the Palisades Tartan library back to market on all home entertainment physical and digital platforms. It's why we exist as a company-these films define our mission." Vin Roberti of Palisades added: "I've admired the companies Richard has built over many years and we feel our carefully curated collection has now found the perfect home at Kino Lorber. They get it and know how to connect with the audiences who do too."   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 05, 2014, 03:10:18 PM
May 27, 2014

Claude Chabrol's The Color of Lies (1999) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/PdeM1Hb.jpg)

The Color of Lies (1999) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ISK98BQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=JJLO92GPPRRO&coliid=I1C3AHL0XI84DB)

In a little village in Brittany, a 10 year old girl is found murdered. René, an artist by profession and the girl's art teacher, is the last person to have seen her and he is immediately questioned by the police inspector in charge of the enquiry. In this little provincial village where everyone knows one another, René soon becomes the primary suspect in the eyes of his neighbors. The suspicion threatens to destroy his life and marriage.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on March 05, 2014, 10:37:12 PM
"is brittany part of britan?" - everyone in my state
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pubrick on March 11, 2014, 01:21:57 AM
"is brittany part of britan?" - everyone in my state

"is Britain spelled britan?" - you
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on March 11, 2014, 01:30:29 PM
that was the joke!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 11, 2014, 01:55:09 PM
July 8, 2014

John Boorman's Point Blank (1967) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/ryOTXzx.jpg)

Point Blank (1967) - WBShop (http://www.wbshop.com/product/code/1000484492.do?AID=10501819&PID=3594900&ref=CJP)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07_5AsFwPPg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 21, 2014, 03:37:10 PM
June 3, 2014

Francis Ford Coppola's The Outsiders (1983) from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/lEgxPjN.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 25, 2014, 10:00:21 PM
i'll show you random, buddy (http://i.imgur.com/Y8ZmJkR.png)

get it? that's me showing my current amazon cart. amazon changed free shipping to orders over $35! tragedy. the days of 25 are gone with the roses, i need to obamacare before march 31, and after i took out mighty mouse's adventures my total dropped to below 35. life is so wacky. want to keep all this below $35 and i know i want the poetry book. that's a personal situation fyi

i need the power rangers to help me with this, please

has anyone seen city of god in the past like ten years and does it hold up? i feel like it'll float my cloud back down to the kingdom of cinema heaven, that's a solid prediction right, my memory of the movie tells me that

trying to be adult realistic and accept that the magnificent ambersons will never head to bluray. is anyone here actually an adult and is that true?

cannonball is no death race 2000 i bet i guess maybe i've never seen it shouldn't i see cannonball

seems ok i already dropped mighty mouse. i was thinking it'd be fun to see pre-ren&stimpy John Kricfalusi but wtf am i going to do with a goddamn mighty mouse dvd like longterm you know

you can chat about one of these random things with me,

or please announce random purchases you made last year and i'll probably feel inspired (last year is when i stopped crazy-mad-buying-like-very-often-buying dvds/blurays),

or for example what's the Best of the Randoms from this thread?

options here. just kick some ass. we're goddamn power rangers
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 29, 2014, 02:00:34 PM
May 2014 TBD

Michelangelo Antonioni's The Vanquished (1953) on blu-ray from Raro Video

(http://i.imgur.com/SqXGceW.jpg)

Challenging linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. All of the perpetrators are affluent youths, each killing for dubious motives. In the France segment, a group of adolescents kill for money, even though they don't need it; in the London segment, a poet uncovers a woman's body and tries to profit from the discovery; and in the Italian segment, a student becomes caught up in a smuggling ring, with deadly results. With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.   

This now has a release date of June 10, 2014 (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/I-vinti-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B009X66EBG&ASIN=B009X66EBG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 29, 2014, 03:43:04 PM
Alright the lower profile stuff I think is worth a look:

-Second Sight's release of Jean-Jacques Beineix's Betty Blue (1986) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Betty-Blue-Deluxe-Edition-Blu-Ray/dp/B00F1BKSWS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396124458&sr=8-1&keywords=betty+blue) (Not the US version, which looks like garbage due to some smooth-motion type filtering)

-Curtis Harrington's Night Tide (1961) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Night-Tide-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007IHH3QW&ASIN=B007IHH3QW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER) starring Dennis Hopper, which sort of has the feel of a Val Lewton movie

-Jean-Pierre Melville's Two Men in Manhattan (1959) (http://www.amazon.com/Two-Manhattan-Blu-ray-Jean-Pierre-Melville/dp/B00DPJEWAM/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1396124447&sr=1-1&keywords=two+men+in+manhattan)

-Jean Rollin's The Iron Rose (1973) (http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Rose-Blu-ray-Francoise-Pascal/dp/B0063E00KC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1396125968&sr=8-3&keywords=the+iron+rose), it being the most minimalist and poetic film he made

-Frank Perry's The Swimmer (1968) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Swimmer-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B00HRISNPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396125985&sr=8-1&keywords=the+swimmer), a dark, devastating dream set against the sun-soaked valley

-Schizophrenia (1983) (http://www.amazon.fr/Schizophrenia-Blu-ray-Erwin-Leder/dp/B007TTEGOQ) (aka Angst) which puts Requiem's use of doggie cam to shame

-Claude Chabrol's La Ceremonie (1995) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/La-C%C3%A9r%C3%A9monie-Blu-ray-Isabelle-Huppert/dp/B00820Y1T6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1396126024&sr=8-2&keywords=la+ceremonie) for the best example of folie à deux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_%C3%A0_deux) I can think of

-Jacques Deray's The Outside Man (1972) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Outside-Man-Jean-Louis-Trintignant/dp/B008BJU4YE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396124982&sr=8-1&keywords=the+outside+man) starring Jean-Louis Trintignant and Roy Scheider, for a French Crime style take on Los Angeles

-James Ivory's The Remains of the Day (1993) (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Remains-of-the-Day-Blu-ray/dp/B00DGXKNR8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00DGXKNR8&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE) for the masterclass in subtle acting by Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson

-All of the Pialat's, but especially Police (1985) (http://www.amazon.fr/Police-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJ84?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJ84&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96), Under the Sun of Satan (1987) (http://www.amazon.fr/Sous-le-soleil-de-Satan-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJ66?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJ66&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96), and We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) (http://www.amazon.fr/Nous-ne-vieillirons-pas-ensemble-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJFM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ABIPJFM&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)

-Warner Archive's Forbidden Hollywood (http://shop.warnerarchive.com/search.do?query=forbidden+hollywood) series of Pre-Code films

-And some classics, From Here to Eternity (1953) (http://www.amazon.com/From-Here-Eternity-Blu-ray-Lancaster/dp/B00E21QTL2/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1396146771&sr=8-4&keywords=from+here+to+eternity) and The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Best-Years-Lives-Blu-ray/dp/B009L147EE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396124508&sr=8-1&keywords=the+best+years+of+our+lives+blu-ray) which will remind you of the time when Hollywood was great
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 29, 2014, 09:08:28 PM
oh thanks for sure
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 29, 2014, 09:37:40 PM
Hahaaa this trailer is awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB0SFn2k8Jg

and a higher quality assemblage of clips from the movie set to one of its themes (nsfw?)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd9AyZvV3hM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 08, 2014, 04:09:22 PM
July 29, 2014

Herzog: The Collection from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/HzfLPXT.jpg)

Shout Factory has officially announced and detailed Herzog: The Collection. Limited to 5,000 copies, the 13-disc Blu-ray box set features 16 acclaimed films and documentaries, 15 of which are making their Blu-ray debuts. The release will be available for purchase on July 29th.

Herzog: The Collection also features a 40 page booklet that includes photos, an essay by award-winning author Stephen J. Smith, and in-depth film synopses by Herzog scholars Brad Prager and Chris Wahl. Bonus features include English and German audio commentaries, the documentaries Herzog in Africa and Portrait: Werner Herzog, interviews and original theatrical trailers.

Herzog has taken his camera to parts of the world no other director would dare go, and told stories in ways previously unconsidered. These sixteen masterpieces, which blur the line between "fiction" and "documentary," illustrate why Werner Herzog is the most intrepid, creative, and dangerous filmmaker of our lifetime.


Box Set Content

Even Dwarfs Started Small
Land of Silence and Darkness
Fata Morgana
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Heart of Glass
Stroszek
Woyzeck
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Fitzcarraldo
Ballad of the Little Soldier
Where the Green Ants Dream
Cobra Verde
Lessons of Darkness
Little Dieter Needs to Fly
My Best Fiend

Special Features

-English Audio Commentaries: Even Dwarfs Started Small, Fata Morgana, Aguirre, the Wrath of God, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser, Heart of Glass, Strozek and Cobra Verde.
-German Audio commentaries: Nosferatu the Vampyre, Fitzcarraldo, Where the Green Ants Dream.
-In Conversation - Werner Herzog and Laurens Straub (in German with English Subtitles)
-The Making of Nosferatu The Vampyre
-Portrait: Werner Herzog documentary
-Herzog In Africa documentary
-Theatrical Trailers

Herzog: The Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Herzog-The-Collection-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00JGR3M26&ASIN=B00JGR3M26&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on April 09, 2014, 02:31:14 PM
BFI is also releasing a Herzog set with slightly different content (titles not on Shout Factory set bolded)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/bfi-dvdblu-rays-announced-summer-2014

The Werner Herzog Collection – mammoth Blu-ray and DVD box sets compiling 18 of the legendary German director’s films from late 1960s to the early 1980s, including:

The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)
Last Words (1968)
Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)
Fata Morgana (1971)
Handicapped Future (1971)
Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
Land Of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Heart of Glass (1976)
Stroszek (1977)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1978)
Woyzeck (1979)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Huie’s Sermon (1983)
God’s Angry Man (1983)
Cobre Verde (1987)

Extras include Jack Bond’s long-unseen South Bank Show on Herzog from 1982. (July)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Just Withnail on April 09, 2014, 05:21:45 PM
It also lacks some of the Shout Factory titles, but it's the one I'll buy as it's about a third of the price.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 11, 2014, 04:53:13 PM
November 10, 2014

Nicolas Roeg's Bad Timing (1980) from Network

(http://i.imgur.com/ruoHwgj.jpg)

Bad Timing (1980) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bad-Timing-Blu-ray/dp/B00JMGX6CC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00JMGX6CC&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 17, 2014, 02:16:47 PM
August 26, 2014

Patrice Chéreau's Queen Margot (1994) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/lA7vY2r.jpg)

Queen Margot (1994) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KOW49O2/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dfD9v9vkEU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 17, 2014, 02:32:32 PM
June 30, 2014

Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection on blu-ray from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/b8KWGHT.jpg)

Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection (1959-1985) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Camera-Obscura-The-Walerian-Borowczyk-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00IJF6Y1W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00IJF6Y1W&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



This groundbreaking collection brings together Walerian Borowczyk's key films from a twenty-five-year period stretching from 1959 through to 1984.

This unique release includes five of Borowczyk's provocative feature films: Theatre de M et Mme Kabal, Goto, l'ile d'amour, Blanche, Contes Immoraux and La Bete as well as his groundbreaking short films from this period.

Not only are many of these films available on Blu-ray and DVD for the first time, but also in new digital high definition restorations approved by the director's widow, Ligia Branice.

In addition to exclusive documentaries featuring cast and crew, an hour long portrait of Borowczyk is to be included, featuring the director's musings on painting, animation and sex.

Accompanying this seminal release is a book edited by Borowczyk experts Daniel Bird and Michael Brooke featuring newly commissioned essays on Borowczyk's films and art, as well as an account of the meticulous restoration process involved.

To round off the release is, for the first time, an English translation of Borowczyk's 1992 collection of short stories, Anatomy of the Devil, translated by the director's assistant, Michael Levy.



LIMITED EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS:

-Brand new 2K restorations of Borowczyk films
-High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of the films and extras.

THE SHORT FILMS & THEATRE OF MR AND MRS KABAL

-Introduction by filmmaker Terry Gilliam
-Film is not a Sausage: Borowczyk's Short Films – A new interview programme featuring Borowczyk, producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant André Heinrich and composer Bernard Parmegiani
-Blow Ups – A new visual essay by Daniel Bird concerning Borowczyk's works on paper
-Borowczyk's commercials

GOTO, ISLE OF LOVE

-Introduction by artist and Turner Prize nominee Craigie Horsfield
-The Concentration Universe: Goto, Isle of Love – A new interview programme featuring actor Jean-Pierre Andréani, co-writer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, cameraman Noël Véry and camera assistant Jean-Pierre Platel
-The Profligate Door – A new documentary about Borowczyk's sound sculptures featuring curator Maurice Corbet

BLANCHE

-Introduction by director Leslie Megahey
-Ballad of Imprisonment: Blanche – A new interview programme featuring producer Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, assistant director André Heinrich, camera operator Noël Véry and assistant Patrice Leconte
-Obscure Pleasures: A Portrait of Walerian Borowczyk – A newly edited archival interview in which Borowczyk discusses painting, cinema and sex
-Gun Point – A documentary short by Peter Graham produced and edited by Borowczyk

IMMORAL TALES

-Introduction by Borowczyk expert Daniel Bird
-Immoral Tales: L'Age d'Or Cut – featuring a fifth episode, The True Story of the Beast of Gévaudan
-Love Reveals Itself: Immoral Tales – A new interview programme featuring production manager Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin and cinematographer Noël Véry
-Boro Brunch: A reunion meal recorded in February 2014 re-uniting members of Borowczyk's crew, featuring Philippe D'Argila, Florence Dauman, Dominique Duvergé-Ségrétin, Dominique Ruspoli, Noël Véry and Zoe Zurstrassen
-A Private Collection
-A Private Collection: Oberhausen Cut

THE BEAST

-Introduction by critic Peter Bradshaw
-The Making of The Beast: Camera operator Noël Véry provides a commentary on footage shot during the making of The Beast
-Frenzy of Ecstasy – A new visual essay on the evolution of Borowczyk's beast and the sequel that never was, Motherhood
-Venus on the Half Shell

CAMERA OBSCURA [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE]

-A generously illustrated book edited by Daniel Bird and Michael Brooke featuring new essays, landmark articles by Raymond Durgnat, Philip Strick, Patrice Leconte, David Thompson and Chris Newby, Boro's Dictionary, an account of the restoration of Borowczyk films and Anatomy of the Devil, a collection of Borowczyk's short stories translated from the original French by the filmmaker's assistant, Michael Levy

LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 22, 2014, 06:26:32 PM
August 11, 2014

Francois Truffaut's The Soft Skin (1964) on blu-ray from Artifical Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/b6Oj4rE.jpg)


Francois Truffaut's Shoot the Piano Player (1960) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/UAN69O2.jpg)


August 25, 2014

Francois Truffaut's Bed & Board (1970) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/awOwmoT.jpg)


Francois Truffaut's Stolen Kisses (1968) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/27orrvQ.jpg)


September 15, 2014

Francois Truffaut's Two English Girls (1971) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/z7iFBYB.jpg)


Francois Truffaut's A Gorgeous Girl Like Me (1972) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/o7S4FlC.jpg)


September 29, 2014

Francois Truffaut's Love On the Run (1979) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/dKLeto8.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 23, 2014, 04:10:05 PM
October 13, 2014

Francois Truffaut's Confidentially Yours (1983) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/KxVkNoO.jpg)


Francois Truffaut's The Woman Next Door (1981) on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/PoQqOJi.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 02, 2014, 11:25:54 PM
July 29, 2014

Delbert Mann's Separate Tables (1958) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/Ctl7kP2.jpg)

Travel to the Beauregard Hotel where the eccentric guests all share one common trait - loneliness. There's Major Pollack (David Niven), who hides a dark secret behind a polished military veneer; Sibyl Railton-Bell (Deborah Kerr), a shy, neurotic old maid who lacks the courage to break away from her domineering mother; John Malcolm (Burt Lancaster), a disenchanted writer who drowns his bitterness in a pool of alcohol; and Ann Shankland (Rita Hayworth), whose narcissism masks a deep fear of growing old alone and unloved. In one emotional evening, these four unhappy misfits will bare their innermost secrets... and change each other's lives forever.   

Separate Tables (1958) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Separate-Tables-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00K6D1SAC&ASIN=B00K6D1SAC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtRz2zrjkSI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on May 03, 2014, 01:01:58 AM
-Curtis Harrington's Night Tide (1961) (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Night-Tide-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B007IHH3QW&ASIN=B007IHH3QW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER) starring Dennis Hopper, which sort of has the feel of a Val Lewton movie

-Frank Perry's The Swimmer (1968) (http://www.amazon.com/The-Swimmer-Blu-ray-DVD-Combo/dp/B00HRISNPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396125985&sr=8-1&keywords=the+swimmer), a dark, devastating dream set against the sun-soaked valley

watched them in this order, night tide to the swimmer, for a snazzy double. i'm feeling mood oriented, atmospheric. i'm a haunted human house. thanks. good call
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 06, 2014, 04:25:42 PM
July 8, 2014

Max Ophuls' Caught (1949) on blu-ray from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/VGu1cYX.jpg)

Caught (1949) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Caught-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00K6J7IIW&ASIN=B00K6J7IIW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 11, 2014, 08:07:25 PM
July 21, 2014

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection from Studiocanal

(http://i.imgur.com/QRE4uFC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/crt6f76.jpg)

Includes:

-Trafic
-Parade
-Playtime
-Mon Oncle
-Les Vacances De M. Hulot
-Jour de Fete

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GDEZNTK/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 14, 2014, 02:43:01 PM
September 29, 2014

Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/avvvM3B.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSzvBw7Dh5I


July 21, 2014

John Cassavetes' Too Late Blues (1961) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/SurUA4b.jpg)

Too Late Blues (1961) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Too-Late-Blues-Blu-ray/dp/B00I5RW36Y?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00I5RW36Y&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6OWQj8m-DU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 14, 2014, 04:10:21 PM
August 26, 2014

(http://i.imgur.com/iCWguZR.jpg)

The Party (1968) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KOW4AZ0/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOGx3P5THJs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on May 14, 2014, 05:34:40 PM
July 21, 2014

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection from Studiocanal

(http://i.imgur.com/QRE4uFC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/crt6f76.jpg)

Includes:

-Trafic
-Parade
-Playtime
-Mon Oncle
-Les Vacances De M. Hulot
-Jour de Fete

Jacques Tati Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00GDEZNTK/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

what a set!! Has anyone seen Jour de Fete or Parade? Personal favorites Mon Oncle and M Hulot's holiday/

ps - watching Face in the Crowd right now
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 14, 2014, 05:45:38 PM
Upvote for A Face in the Crowd. That UK Tati set is a conundrum. I haven't seen the two you mentioned. Criterion will be releasing their own Tati blu-ray titles down the line, but they lost the rights to Trafic, and given that the other Studiocanal titles Criterion has lost the rights to haven't been re-licensed (La Grand Illusion, The Third Man) and Playtime is already a standalone...blah. Do I trust Studiocanal to issue Trafic as its own disc release in the US? I don't know. Don't know which way is up.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 15, 2014, 06:20:22 PM
August 18, 2014

F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/mK4wX0T.jpg)

Faust (1926) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/FAUST-Masters-Cinema-BLU-RAY-FORMAT/dp/B00KE2BVKC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400999780&sr=8-3&keywords=faust+murnau)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lmaBc9TAxc
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 17, 2014, 07:53:44 PM
LOVED A FACE IN THE CROWD!! Need to see more KAZAN!!

edit: Trafic is awesome!!

Glad you enjoyed them. A Face in the Crowd has to be my favorite movie of the 1950s alongside Night of the Hunter.

...the Criterion Blu Ray of Jules et Jim, THE EXTRAS!! There is la terrific interview featuring Jeanne Moreau, Truffaut and Jean Renoir.

Don't think I've listened to that - will investigate.


May 26, 2014

Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels (1941) from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/KLGl24U.jpg)

Sullivan's Travels (1941) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sullivans-Travels-Blu-ray/dp/B00G5IVADM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00G5IVADM&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUNHxGDLfIE



July 22, 2014

Billy Wilder's Witness for the Prosecution (1957) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/gezB4iC.jpg)

Witness for the Prosecution (1957) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Witness-For-the-Prosecution-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00K6D1S7A&ASIN=B00K6D1S7A&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_NKeisPXgI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on May 17, 2014, 09:24:26 PM

Glad you enjoyed them. A Face in the Crowd has to be my favorite movie of the 1950s alongside Night of the Hunter.




Very much. I discovered Trafic a couple months ago. NotH is classic... first ones coming to me are Sweet Smell of Success, Smiles of a Summer Night, all of Fellini's work from the 50's (particularly I Vitelloni), Paths of Glory, Shadows....
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 18, 2014, 11:17:30 PM
July 15, 2014

Delbert Mann’s Marty (1955) from a screenplay by Paddy Chayefsky, from Kino

(https://i.imgur.com/cdXQWQF.jpg)

Marty (1955) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KE3B9US/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMP-uD8F8tc


July 22, 2014

Michelangelo Antonioni's Love in the City (1953) on blu-ray from Raro

(http://i.imgur.com/Ji5u2iJ.jpg)

Love in the City (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Love-in-the-City-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00KE3B8OK&ASIN=B00KE3B8OK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2E0kMvAhpgw


July 29, 2014

Martin Ritt’s Paris Blues (1961) from Kino

(https://i.imgur.com/1aBSNSy.jpg)

Paris Blues (1961) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Paris-Blues-Blu-ray-Sidney-Poitier/dp/B00KE3B6O2/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1400485264&sr=1-1&keywords=paris+blues)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vj5l3jVH2BA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 19, 2014, 03:21:21 PM
According to this article (http://www.moviefanfare.com/the-latest-buzz-on-new-upcoming-dvd-releases/), a blu-ray of Hal Ashby's Coming Home (1978) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077362/) is in the works.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 21, 2014, 04:07:12 PM
August 26, 2014

Stanley Kramer's On the Beach (1959) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/jno3k3g.jpg)

On the Beach (1959) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KOW4BO0/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)

The war is over. Nobody won. Only the inhabitants of Australia and the men of the U.S, submarine Sawfish have escaped the nuclear destruction and radiation. Captain dwight Towers (Gregory Peck) takes the Sawfish on a mission to see if an approaching radiation cloud has weakened, but returns with grim news: the cloud is lethal. With the days and hours dwindling, each person confronts the grim situation in his or her own way. One (Fred Astaire) realizes a lifetime Grand Prix ambition, another (Ava Gardner) reaches out for a chance at love. The final chapter of human history is coming to a close...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Awm50kJQeeI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 22, 2014, 05:53:27 PM
July 21, 2014

Elio Petri's The Assassin (1961) from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/2mcT3Tu.jpg)

The Assassin (1961) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Assassin-Blu-ray/dp/B00IJF6Y0I?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00IJF6Y0I&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


August 12, 2014

John Huston's The Unforgiven (1960) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/a69uSMC.jpg)

Indian by birth, but secretly adopted by whites, Rachel Zachary (Hepburn) soon becomes the target of lawless racism and brutality when her true identity is revealed. The Indians want her back, the local whites want her dead, and her only hope for survival is a man (Lancaster) who must face the most terrifying fight of his life-to save the woman he loves!   

The Unforgiven (1960) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KOW4AOG/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHUa_svkuU0


September 29, 2014

David Cronenberg's Shivers (1975) from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/BKNfB9M.jpg)

Shivers (1975) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shivers-Blu-ray/dp/B00KHSM936?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00KHSM936&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK9Wal9Dvic
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 23, 2014, 04:45:37 PM
BFI is also releasing a Herzog set with slightly different content (titles not on Shout Factory set bolded)

http://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/news-bfi/announcements/bfi-dvdblu-rays-announced-summer-2014

The Werner Herzog Collection – mammoth Blu-ray and DVD box sets compiling 18 of the legendary German director’s films from late 1960s to the early 1980s, including:

The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)
Last Words (1968)
Precautions Against Fanatics (1969)
Fata Morgana (1971)
Handicapped Future (1971)
Aguirre, Wrath of God (1972)
Land Of Silence and Darkness (1971)
Heart of Glass (1976)
Stroszek (1977)
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1974)
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner (1974)
How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck (1978)
Woyzeck (1979)
Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979)
Fitzcarraldo (1982)
Huie’s Sermon (1983)
God’s Angry Man (1983)
Cobre Verde (1987)

Extras include Jack Bond’s long-unseen South Bank Show on Herzog from 1982. (July)

DVDBeaver's Nosferatu blu-ray comparison (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_61/nosferatu_the_vampyre_blu-ray.htm) shows excessive digital cleanup on Shout Factory's release compared to the BFI (credit to this thread (http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=10330&start=400) on Criterion Forum). Not sure if this will be indicative of the transfers on the other Herzog titles in Shout Factory's box set...but I might go with the BFI release (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Werner-Herzog-Collection-8-Disc-Blu-ray/dp/B00I7TXG7U/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1400881771&sr=1-1&keywords=herzog) for Nosferatu and just to be sure.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 02, 2014, 08:29:56 PM
July 7, 2014

Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 2 on DVD from TCM

(http://i.imgur.com/Van31Au.jpg)

Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers, Vol. 2 - TCM Shop (http://shop.tcm.com/detail.php?p=577646&ecid=AFF-362580&AID=11403611&PID=3628627&pa=affcj&PCID=2800380)

DARK CRIMES, VOLUME TWO includes Lang's You and Me (1938) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030996/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2) and Ministry of Fear (1944) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037075/), and Castle's Undertow (1949) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042007/) and Hollywood Story (1951) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043646/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1). All but Ministry are available for the first time on DVD in this collection, which also contains multiple digital bonus features including an introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz, behind-the-scenes photos, production stills, poster and lobby card galleries, and an original essay by Film Noir Foundation founder and president Eddie Muller. (Note that Ministry of Fear is also available on blu-ray from Criterion)

You and Me is also available as a standalone German release (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/dvd_reviews53/you_and_me.htm). Here's a blog post (http://selfstyledsiren.blogspot.com/2012/03/you-and-me-1938.html) at Self-Styled Siren about the movie. Check out the opening sequence below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7nBGrTqr48


November 4, 2014

The Sopranos: The Complete Series on blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/b5TD9af.jpg)

All 86 episodes of the award winning show will be placed on 28 Blu-ray discs. The upcoming box set will feature more than five hours of bonus material including lost scenes, two roundtable dinners with the cast and crew, 25 audio commentaries as well as a new and exclusive featurette exploring how The Sopranos was created and ultimately transformed the TV landscape.


October 6, 2014

Jim Jarmusch 6-film Box Set on blu-ray from Soda Pictures UK

-Dead Man (1995)
-Down By Law (1986)
-Mystery Train (1989)
-Night on Earth (1991)
-Permanent Vacation (1980)
-Stranger Than Paradise (1984)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 03, 2014, 02:57:45 PM
wilder i keep watching night tide while i fall asleep. that's my new nighttime movie. i always like to have a nighttime movie, though sometimes i don't, and right now it's night tide. examples of previous nighttime movies: spirited away, rebels of the neon god, tmnt ii: secret of the ooze. k

today i visited xixax and found conversations about whether or not people liked the last tv show they watched. one of the tremendous advantages to watching tv is everyone watches tv now so you can watch tv and become a fabulous conversationalist around the water machine. i had a plan to restore the hearts and souls of movie people, i had a plan to find conversational movie news, and today is tuesday so it took me one click to aicn and now

movies released today for home and anyway maybe you can download them or idk the important thing is we pretend this is really fucking important so we can call this the golden age of movie discussion; i'll start with the obvious

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i'm so embarrassed. i'm sorry. i'm so sorry. my papers are a little ruffled and i planned and planned this presentation but boy i mightta blown my opening -- the birdcage. nervous cough, nervous cough. the birdcage, right. mike nichols directed, stars are omg. you can just look at the bluray and it'll tell you those things. omfg. i'm staying calm. the birdcage was shot by emmanuel lubezki, after he'd shot reality bites, before he shot sleepy hollow, and recently he shot gravity. it's cool that nichols and burton shared a dp, and the production designer was also shared by them -- before the birdcage, bo welch was the production designer for edward scissorhands and beetlejuice. this movie is fucking loaded with special features, and those special features are people. hell yeah. i last saw this movie when it was on hbo after coming out and that was a longtime ago. what's it like now? i have no fucking idea. do you? please tell me thank you and now the next

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did you see great american actor mark wahlberg's latest movie? now, pain and gain got some hoopla, good for it, and transformers 4 will do whatever those movies do, great, but goddamnit, usa's greatest living actor played a soldier, a hero, a somethingsomething i forget, and did anyone even seen the movie???

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where is reelist? where is polka? can i, i forget how this works is it #polka or @reelist. this is for people who admire the worst. for appreciating those who worked long and hard and carried with them spirit and strength to finish their movie for a mysterious reason. what did this movie give the world? goddamn mystery. it's played in los angeles multiple times but i haven't seen it once, and really if someone else doesn't also watch the movie than the whole plan is ruined. we got some shit we could be talking about here. i'm in. seems like a great reason for learning how to torrent

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it's like this: through its ingredients, it's impossible for me to not appreciate the robocop remake. i haven't seen it and i'll probably redbox it, but what i appreciate is how an "outsider," a brazilian filmmaker, was brought into hollywood to make a big budget movie. of course i agree that everything the studio did to change how he was making the film was a bad move on the studio's part. hollywood you often make yourself worse while you try make yourself better. anyway i want to see this, these are the same ingredients which brought us the original. into this

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how have you seen and appreciated boogie nights but you've never seen something like "In 1973, Lloyd Kaufman wrote and produced an erotic thriller set in the porn industry, that starred the exceedingly fun Mary Woronov and some of Andy Warhol’s troop" mary woronov is the name that sells me. plus i've been meaning to watch an entire troma movie at some point
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 03, 2014, 03:22:59 PM
death bed and sugar cookies are amazing, jenkins. definitely worth your time.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 03, 2014, 03:29:03 PM
wilder i keep watching night tide while i fall asleep. that's my new nighttime movie.

Cool? Definitely a night time movie. Puts you in that foggy half-asleep state even when you're awake. To anyone reading these aren't backhanded compliments - the movie just requires total submission to its hazy dream logic (not in a Mulholland Drive way)

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rebels of the neon god

^ I just learned that existed and have been trying to make time to watch it but haven't found any this week. Also noticed you mentioned it in your short film thread. From the trailer I'm in love with the look.

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Never seen The Birdcage. Never had much interest?

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did you see great american actor mark wahlberg's latest movie? now, pain and gain got some hoopla, good for it, and transformers 4 will do whatever those movies do, great, but goddamnit, usa's greatest living actor played a soldier, a hero, a somethingsomething i forget, and did anyone even seen the movie???

No...

Why does he look like Tom Hanks on the cover?

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I've seen this it sucks.

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it's like this: through its ingredients, it's impossible for me to not appreciate the robocop remake. i haven't seen it and i'll probably redbox it, but what i appreciate is how an "outsider," a brazilian filmmaker, was brought into hollywood to make a big budget movie. of course i agree that everything the studio did to change how he was making the film was a bad move on the studio's part. hollywood you often make yourself worse while you try make yourself better. anyway i want to see this, these are the same ingredients which brought us the original. into this

There was an interview (http://www.slashfilm.com/interview-robocop-director-jose-pahilla-on-ethical-issues-kubricks-influence-reinventing-steadicam/) he gave in promotion of the movie where he talked about the ideas he was trying to inject, how he was going to make it different from the original and really try to stamp out his own thing, that had me on board. Of course I didn't end up seeing it. What happened with the studio? The usual?

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how have you seen and appreciated boogie nights but you've never seen something like "In 1973, Lloyd Kaufman wrote and produced an erotic thriller set in the porn industry, that starred the exceedingly fun Mary Woronov and some of Andy Warhol’s troop" mary woronov is the name that sells me. plus i've been meaning to watch an entire troma movie at some point

This is a Troma movie...? I've watched that trailer a few times in the past week thinking I'd be into it and looking for what I wasn't seeing before but it just didn't do anything for me. It's a Vinegar Syndrome release. I dig the cover? Think I like the idea of these vintage exploitation movies more than what they actually are.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 03, 2014, 03:29:59 PM
death bed and sugar cookies are amazing, jenkins. definitely worth your time.

This-just-in while I was typing the above reply. Maybe you'll be into it. Trash on that level (Death Bed) might just not be my thing.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 03, 2014, 03:55:21 PM
yeah death bed by no means a quality well made film or anything, but its got a delicious cartoonish giallo vibe, which i love.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 03, 2014, 09:12:51 PM
had a blast of a tuesday. thanks

Puts you in that foggy half-asleep state even when you're awake
movie just requires total submission to its hazy dream logic
agreed. and this is textured against california beaches, the sideshow, dennis hopper as an emotionally elastic young navy person, mystical fantasy, and these slow moods that drift by musically and through environment, through dennis hopper's curious eyes, through this dreamy whisper into my thoughts, for my dreams to be like movies and for my next day to become the dream, which well recently has been a strange american tale laced with the ponderable uncertainties of existence, and i like when i sense the strangeness to my life through the magic of movies
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 03, 2014, 11:17:06 PM
i like when i sense the strangeness to my life through the magic of movies

marquee
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 05, 2014, 03:27:41 PM
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changed my mind

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Full review here (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Sugar-Cookies-Blu-ray/92905/#Review)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 11, 2014, 02:34:26 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/que3xU1.png)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZPDZpKr.png)

and if you don't already know, wait, even if you do or don't know, b&n is having a generalized 40% off bluray deal, before next month's yearly 50% criterion sale. i totally bought the arrival on bluray for $5. other example:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dvd-spike-lee-joint-collection-1/27528143?ean=786936841862

^example
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 11, 2014, 04:19:07 AM
August 25, 2014

Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon (1929) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/FGPDklh.jpg)

Woman in the Moon (1929) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KX66N66/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXQEHDyCCTs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 11, 2014, 06:46:30 PM
an often overlooked masterpiece by lang.it is a straight up must watch.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 12, 2014, 03:27:26 AM
A 14 film box set of Jean Epstein's (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean_Epstein) movies was just released in France from Potemkin Films and includes English subtitles. More information on the official site (http://www.potemkine.fr/Potemkine-film/Coffret-jean-epstein-coffret-jean-epstein-/pa61m3f219.html), and information on the restoration and some background here (http://www.cinematheque.fr/fr/musee-collections/actualite-collections/restauration-numerisatio/restauration-films-jean-.html).

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Coffret Jean Epstein - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Coffret-jean-epstein-Sandra-Milovanoff/dp/B00IIWEULC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402560513&sr=8-1&keywords=COFFRET+JEAN+EPSTEIN)


Also going to take this opportunity to plug Masters of Cinema's blu-ray release of Coeur fidéle (1923)


(http://i.imgur.com/pJ48hJp.jpg)

Jean Epstein’s Cœur fidèle [True Heart] established the great French filmmaker as one of the most inventive directors of the (then still silent) art form. A pared-down tale of a barmaid oppressed by an exploitative foster family who attempt to push her into the arms of an unscrupulous regular-about-town, Marie’s heart (exuberantly vivified by Gina Marès) belongs, as far as she’s concerned, to the tenderly blank Jean (Léon Mathot)…

Cœur fidèle drives its simple story (which, with its infamous and exhilarating “carousel sequence”, helped pave the way for the narrative tradition of such Murnau masterworks as Sunrise and City Girl) on into the realm of what might be considered an early incarnation of French poetic realism — all while still anticipating Epstein’s magical, post-surrealist, later works.


Coeur fidéle (1923) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fidele-Format-Blu-ray-Masters-Cinema/dp/B004YJZ97M/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1402560822&sr=1-1&keywords=jean+epstein)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DfkKYfbKro


(http://i.imgur.com/Qa8s3bd.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UGnvDBr.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZdPFfiv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/liD3FgB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/SpU5haO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rgGQhQu.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/VcNteM5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hPhSu2t.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 12, 2014, 04:34:09 AM
those are such great screencaps. is that an all-region release? i'll google. just having a "gimme a sec, i'm spiraling into emotional chaos" moment regarding already having seen the robocop remake and not remembering i've already seen the robocop which remake i saw like a month ago. that's kinda mysterious
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 12, 2014, 04:36:07 AM
It's not, but you of all people on this board except maybe samsong should rectify that situation yesterday. Maybe you already did. Maybe you forgot?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 12, 2014, 01:16:09 PM
movie theaters in los angeles are my all region player, my actual player is 7yo and normal, so i'd have to buy a new player and prepare myself to spend higher costs on certain releases to make the change. haven't done it. which is too bad for under the suns of satan and judex, both of which i've owned in region 2 ways for about three years

the sidestory is masters of cinema was started by like three friends, as a way to release their personal favorite movies, and the company has grown and they no longer control the company, but one of the founders regularly sends my friend masters of cinema releases, which he receives for free and can't watch because he hasn't downloaded the thing to make his player allreigion

you of all people should know that including samsong's name ruins a pitch. btw. makes me think of someone punching my face
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 12, 2014, 05:58:57 PM
the sidestory is masters of cinema was started by like three friends, as a way to release their personal favorite movies, and the company has grown and they no longer control the company

What are they up to now? They're still there and don't have ownership or...?

but one of the founders regularly sends my friend masters of cinema releases

Envy.

you of all people should know that including samsong's name ruins a pitch. btw. makes me think of someone punching my face

???

...did I miss something?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 12, 2014, 08:50:16 PM
i'd have to ask to remind myself what they do now. i'm a link away from the story. all i know is Trond Trondsen, a Ph.D. of Space Physics and president of Keo Scientific Ltd (<-wiki helped me there), continues to regularly attend movie festivals, sxsw at least, and he met my friend there, and trond trondsen is a nice guy whose name i initially thought wasn't his real name, and he sends my friends moc movies for free. i've now shared my full knowledge of the situation

if you missed the other story that's probably better. idgi either. but it's a regular drag for me
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 13, 2014, 01:34:03 AM
really? :yabbse-rolleyes:
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2014, 01:39:41 AM
yes, you're really always a drag to me. since the beginning
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=174.msg321252#msg321252
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12766.msg331373#msg331373
http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12449.msg334106#msg334106

as i've said, it's both adorable and creepy
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 13, 2014, 01:51:41 AM
as i've said, it's both adorable and creepy

when did you say that?  i must've missed it in my scouring the board for all your posts for the purposes of responding in such a way as to be a drag.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2014, 02:01:18 AM
it'd be a fruitless "scour" because this is your battle. adorable. creepy. i hope you enjoy it because i don't
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 13, 2014, 02:31:33 AM
what the hell are you talking about man? chill thyself.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2014, 02:45:14 AM
as long as it ends this conversation that's stupid. no one wants to read this. i don't want to read the shit given to me, again and fucking again, by a group of people. that's what i'm saying. and i think this time if you need the footnote, go spirit quest. you got this
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 13, 2014, 03:17:01 AM
"creepy" implying that i, what, track your movements because i have it out for you?  normally i'd ignore something like this but, as you've down in the past, you want to make this personal, so here it goes:  i barely know who you are.  there is no battle.  rarely do i even really consider who the person posting is so much as what's being posted.  i only recently learned that you and trashjunkiewhatever and w/o horse are one and the same.  as far as your links go:  i remember that criterion exchange and i still think it's hilarious.  anyone could've written what you did and i would've said the same thing, and i'm pretty sure no one else would've resorted to personal attacks in response.  the thread for the hunt... i don't get it, i thought we were just talking.  i even said i watched the movie because of something you said, and just to nip this in the bud, i didn't go into it with any intent of being contrarian, hard as that may be for you to believe.  and the third, yes, i find your writing to be byzantine.  what of it?

i actually enjoy checking this thread for wilder's updates and i promise you, stumbling upon your pity party about my supposed obsession with you was purely coincidental.  i wish i hadn't.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2014, 03:25:25 AM
creepy in your persistence. you may have noticed. the end. always, i hope for the end to this
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 13, 2014, 03:26:46 AM
an often overlooked masterpiece by lang.it is a straight up must watch.

BUT IT'S SO LONG.
it's streaming on netflix.  i'll watch it soon. 
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 13, 2014, 03:58:30 AM
July 8, 2014

Woody Allen's Radio Days (1987) from Twilight Time (Limited to 3,000 copies)

(http://i.imgur.com/zHvPALx.jpg)

Pre-order will be up on Screen Archives (http://screenarchives.com/) starting June 18


Woody Allen's remaining MGM titles are also coming to blu-ray from Twilight Time eventually. Broadway Danny Rose (1984) (http://screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/26865/BROADWAY-DANNY-ROSE-1984/) and Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) (https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/26665/CRIMES-AND-MISDEMEANORS-1989/) have already been released. So good/bad news - their transfers are usually solid but their prices (and limited availability) are fucked.

P.S. they never have sales (unless you want to buy 5 for the price of 4 or whatever insane offer they sometimes have where you have to spend over $100 to get a discount)

The rest on the way:

-Alice
-Another Woman
-Bananas
-Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Too Afraid To Ask
-Interiors
-Love and Death
-A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
-The Purple Rose of Cairo
-September
-Shadows and Fog
-Stardust Memories
-Zelig
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 13, 2014, 04:39:23 AM
why is this happening... i can't imagine the transfers being better than when mgm puts them on blu-ray for 9.99 and unlimited.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 13, 2014, 04:47:13 AM
Studios license the titles they don't care about putting out on blu-ray themselves to Twilight Time on the condition that they limit their runs to 3,000 copies. I don't really get it either. I don't know how long TT carries the rights for, or if they'll ever come about in cheaper editions released by MGM. Even if that comes to pass, given that Twilight Time only releases a few titles each month and the three announced Woody Allen titles have been spread apart by at least two months each (Crimes - Feb '14, Broadway April '14, Radio July '14), and there are 12 left to go...if that's ever the case it will be many years away.

Edit - I might be wrong about the studios being the ones mandating the limited runs. I thought that was the whole thing, though.

From wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twilight_Time_(DVD_label)):

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Release details

Due to the declining home video market for older and little-known films, most major film studios have opted to stop releasing those titles via conventional retail methods. Instead, studios like Warner Bros., Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, and MGM have gone the manufacture-on-demand (MOD) route, releasing these titles on DVD-R, often without any kind of restoration or remastering, or any kind of extras.

Unlike MOD, all Twilight Time titles are fully pressed DVDs and/or Blu-rays from a restored transfer.[7] All titles are limited editions with only 3000 units of each format created, and will not be repressed once they are sold out. As these releases are geared toward the music aficionado, all releases will feature an isolated music score. As well, all releases will include an 8-page booklet on the movie featuring original essays, movie stills, and poster art.[1] Other extras will be made available whenever possible.

Product pricing

Due to the self imposed limited edition status of all their releases, all Twilight Time titles see a normal-than-higher price range for their products. All DVDs are priced at $19.95, while all Blu-rays are priced between 10 and 20 dollars more than their DVD counterpart.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 13, 2014, 05:21:30 AM
http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/310943-interview-with-twilight-time-nick-redman-on-who-they-are-their-business-model-and-more/

summary: it's a hybrid of intentional and contractual decisions

the guess to make based on the biz routine is they bought a set of woody allen titles in order to release them all
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 13, 2014, 07:15:05 PM
July 14, 2014

When Twilight Time's (http://screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/25385/THE-DRIVER-1978/) limited edition release of Walter Hill's The Driver (1978) sells out, Studiocanal UK's upcoming release will be available as an alternative

(http://i.imgur.com/PmIMKg5.jpg)

The Driver (1978) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Driver-Blu-ray/dp/B00KBRP0ES?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00KBRP0ES&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBoydskbOZg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 16, 2014, 12:09:25 PM
August 12, 2014

Maurice Pialat's We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) on blu-ray from Kino (also DVD (http://www.amazon.com/We-Wont-Grow-Old-Together/dp/B00KUCR49S/ref=tmm_dvd_title_0))

(http://i.imgur.com/ZIUPHQ5.jpg)

We Won't Grow Old Together (1972) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00KUCR3BM/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1-1O79ZK9U
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 16, 2014, 02:54:24 PM
^that's really exciting to me. have this suspicion that i'll like every maurice pialat movie i ever see

today is the last day for b&n's 40% off bluray sale. i'm getting the spike lee joint collection 1. yeah i decided that's definitely the one for me. and while doing my little internet investigation into whether that was indeed the one for me, while doing that i learned what else the book author/screenwriter david benioff is also known for. people who'd care must already know. seems like he's a big part of that. i'm talking about game of thrones. if you were wondering, yes, there are new commentary tracks from spike lee for both 25h hour and he got game. oh i'm pumped
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 17, 2014, 03:21:16 PM
September 16, 2014

Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) on blu-ray from MPI Media Group, from a 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/cSOrgnx.jpg)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Texas-Chain-Saw-Massacre-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00L22H576&ASIN=B00L22H576&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 17, 2014, 10:13:04 PM
Yeah it's my favorite Pialat, and one of my very favorite movies.


Rare is the film in movie-history that can announce the entire movement of its 'plot' with its title alone. But Pialat's second feature, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble [We Won't Grow Old Together] does exactly that, encapsulating all the turmoil, and the final end-point, of a couple who among themselves once made a commitment -- and in living together will come to make another one yet.

Jean (Jean Yanne, of Godard's Weekend) and Catherine (Marlène Jobert, of Godard's Masculin Féminin) are the couple whose every move charts an advancement deeper into an emotional warzone. Theirs is the classic and the tragic case of an emotional abuse centred around a perplexing, but powerful, interdependency. At last the point arrives that determines the relationship, with all its weekend holidays, its apologies and submissions, can go no further -- and, in a final shot of genius, Pialat discloses all the ways in which the future might be at once liberated, and enslaved, by the past. Based on a novel by Pialat himself, and on the trauma of his own personal life in the years leading up to the film, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble was a smash-hit at the time of its release -- and yet is arguably one of the most upsetting films ever made.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on June 17, 2014, 10:22:15 PM
Yeah it's my favorite Pialat, and one of my very favorite movies.


Rare is the film in movie-history that can announce the entire movement of its 'plot' with its title alone. But Pialat's second feature, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble [We Won't Grow Old Together] does exactly that, encapsulating all the turmoil, and the final end-point, of a couple who among themselves once made a commitment -- and in living together will come to make another one yet.

Jean (Jean Yanne, of Godard's Weekend) and Catherine (Marlène Jobert, of Godard's Masculin Féminin) are the couple whose every move charts an advancement deeper into an emotional warzone. Theirs is the classic and the tragic case of an emotional abuse centred around a perplexing, but powerful, interdependency. At last the point arrives that determines the relationship, with all its weekend holidays, its apologies and submissions, can go no further -- and, in a final shot of genius, Pialat discloses all the ways in which the future might be at once liberated, and enslaved, by the past. Based on a novel by Pialat himself, and on the trauma of his own personal life in the years leading up to the film, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble was a smash-hit at the time of its release -- and yet is arguably one of the most upsetting films ever made.


Sounds good. Will definitely check it out. Have been meaning to watch L'enfance Nue for months now.

edit: Where can I find this???
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on June 18, 2014, 12:51:30 AM
August 25, 2014

Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon (1929) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema


Have been meaning to watch this one for months now. Definitely making a trip to the campus to watch this ASAP. too bad they only have it on DVD from Kino :(

it's streaming on netflix.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 18, 2014, 01:27:30 AM
Yeah it's my favorite Pialat, and one of my very favorite movies.


Rare is the film in movie-history that can announce the entire movement of its 'plot' with its title alone. But Pialat's second feature, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble [We Won't Grow Old Together] does exactly that, encapsulating all the turmoil, and the final end-point, of a couple who among themselves once made a commitment -- and in living together will come to make another one yet.

Jean (Jean Yanne, of Godard's Weekend) and Catherine (Marlène Jobert, of Godard's Masculin Féminin) are the couple whose every move charts an advancement deeper into an emotional warzone. Theirs is the classic and the tragic case of an emotional abuse centred around a perplexing, but powerful, interdependency. At last the point arrives that determines the relationship, with all its weekend holidays, its apologies and submissions, can go no further -- and, in a final shot of genius, Pialat discloses all the ways in which the future might be at once liberated, and enslaved, by the past. Based on a novel by Pialat himself, and on the trauma of his own personal life in the years leading up to the film, Nous ne vieillirons pas ensemble was a smash-hit at the time of its release -- and yet is arguably one of the most upsetting films ever made.


Sounds good. Will definitely check it out. Have been meaning to watch L'enfance Nue for months now.

edit: Where can I find this???

There's the Masters of Cinema DVD (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vieillirons-Ensemble-Together-Masters-Cinema/dp/B002E9DB4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403072605&sr=8-1&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) in the UK, the French blu-ray (http://www.amazon.fr/Nous-vieillirons-pas-ensemble-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJFM/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1403072652&sr=1-2&keywords=nous+ne+vieillirons+pas+ensemble) from Gaumont, which has English subtitles, and the forthcoming Kino release (http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Old-Together-Blu-ray/dp/B00KUCR3BM/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1403072687&sr=1-1&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) in the US. And I'll be damned, it's also available to rent in SD on Amazon Instant (http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Together-vieillirons-ensemble/dp/B00KC7HLD0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403072678&sr=8-2&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) for $2.99. If none of these are what you meant, well, it's "there". Keep looking.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on June 18, 2014, 03:00:50 PM

There's the Masters of Cinema DVD (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vieillirons-Ensemble-Together-Masters-Cinema/dp/B002E9DB4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1403072605&sr=8-1&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) in the UK, the French blu-ray (http://www.amazon.fr/Nous-vieillirons-pas-ensemble-Blu-ray/dp/B00ABIPJFM/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1403072652&sr=1-2&keywords=nous+ne+vieillirons+pas+ensemble) from Gaumont, which has English subtitles, and the forthcoming Kino release (http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Old-Together-Blu-ray/dp/B00KUCR3BM/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1403072687&sr=1-1&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) in the US. And I'll be damned, it's also available to rent in SD on Amazon Instant (http://www.amazon.com/Wont-Grow-Together-vieillirons-ensemble/dp/B00KC7HLD0/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1403072678&sr=8-2&keywords=we+won%27t+grow+old+together) for $2.99. If none of these are what you meant, well, it's "there". Keep looking.


+1. Thank you.
Also, I watched L'enfance Nue last night. Just exceptional....Tragic, hilarious, spell-bounding at once.. at some points I wasn't sure whether to laugh or cry. Ranks right up there with 400 Blows in my books
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 19, 2014, 02:15:40 PM
September 2014 TBD

Richard Brooks' Elmer Gantry (1960) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/v7bbZJF.jpg)

Elmer Gantry (1960) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Elmer-Gantry-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d016%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LC4PD7I&ASIN=B00LC4PD7I&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xU2_1OgFSWY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 26, 2014, 04:00:27 PM
October 7, 2014

Ulu Grosbard's True Confessions (1981) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/HVePGAT.jpg)

True Confessions (1981) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/True-Confessions-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MBVLAR8&ASIN=B00MBVLAR8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Detective Tom Spellacy (Duvall) and Catholic Monsignor Desmond Spellacy (De Niro) find their worlds colliding amidst a flurry of political finger-pointing and public outcries over a scandalous, headline-making murder. As Tom hunts down the elusive killer, his investigation threatens to expose secrets that could ruin his brother... and rock the foundation of his beloved church. Based on the true and still-unsolved "Black Dahlia" murder case.   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APv2vYpfn28
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 09, 2014, 12:12:47 PM
September 15, 2014

Busby Berkeley's The Gang's All Here (1943) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/e6Nw70F.jpg)

The Gang's All Here (1943) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Gangs-All-Here-Blu-ray/dp/B00LM8KPIQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LM8KPIQ&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxJJqr9hpMI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 09, 2014, 07:39:30 PM
Edward G. Ulmer's Ruthless (1948) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/auCQ7.jpg)

Director Edward G. Ulmer’s complex psycho-melodrama Ruthless (1948) is undoubtedly worthy of rediscovery. A flashback-structured tale of a sociopath’s remorseless drive for station and wealth, Ruthless (often referred to as Ulmer’s Citizen Kane) employs a relentless undercurrent of emotional violence. As relayed in an interview with Peter Bogdanovich, Ulmer envisioned his feature as “a Jesuitic morality play… a very bad indictment against 100 percent Americanism—as Upton Sinclair saw it.” The film’s chilling, malevolent tone is personified in a starkly muted performance by lead—and frequent screen cad—Zachary Scott.

wilder,
did you end up watching this? we chatted about it the day you made ^this post, because it was also on netflix at the time, but anyway i watched it today and it's a tasty blend of noir-biz emotions. and people zing the fuck out of each other. desperate, dark, dramatic zings, and life is portrayed in a high-pitch of human imperfections and aspirations

it's definitely b-grade but like B+++. you'll see or have seen what i mean
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 09, 2014, 09:49:23 PM
No, didn't end up getting that one. I'd still like to see it, though. How zingy are we talking about? I re-watched Ace in the Hole a couple weeks ago for the first time in maybe ten years and that's the zing I'm measuring this zing by, and every other zing that ever comes along. So on a scale of 1 to Ace in the Hole, where're you putting this?

Quote
life is portrayed in a high-pitch of human imperfections and aspirations

Sounds good to me.

This summer has been a tidal wave of good films getting restored and making it to disc, I'm hesitant to snag anything blind atm with so much on the horizon. Periodically I re-activate Netflix for specific things (Milius / ended up watching most of High School Hellcats a long time ago) but always end up canceling because you can only find so much in a landfill. If CanIStreamIt? can be trusted it's not there anymore, anyway. Might subscribe to Classic Flix (http://classicflix.com/index.php), which has most of Olive's blu's available with their disc service, and get ahold of it through that.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 09, 2014, 11:05:39 PM
between 1 and ace in the hole, it's in the bananas section. appreciate so much when imdb has the quote i want to remember in its quote section, and the very one i wanted is the only one they have:

Mrs. Burnside: [to unhappy young Horace] Be brave. Be a man.
Horace Vendig as Child: I don't want to be a man. Never! I wish there weren't any men in the whole world.

that's said during a sequence in which horace enters his house and the camera moves in a fashion that illustrates his emotions changing shape and size. i can feel horace's emotions through the camera

there's lots of emotional energy in the movie. it crackles people's dreams and abilities through a melodramatic and psychological pageantry, and i couldn't believe a damn thing but i could feel the whole trip. i could see the page through the dialogue and an example of the dialogue is:

~"i hate you from your insides"

recommended
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 09, 2014, 11:09:29 PM
the camera moves in a fashion that illustrates his emotions changing shape and size. i can feel horace's emotions through the camera

"i hate you from your insides"

sold
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2014, 04:22:30 PM
September 30, 2014

Thom Andersen's Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) on blu-ray from Cinema Guild

(http://i.imgur.com/Lz9Rl6P.jpg)

Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Los-Angeles-Plays-Itself-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LOMGG06&ASIN=B00LOMGG06&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifii8LvR-ss



November 25, 2014

Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye (1973) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/sYMHKLN.jpg)

The Long Goodbye (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Long-Goodbye-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d016%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MYMTANU&ASIN=B00MYMTANU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 10, 2014, 04:36:29 PM
^ great news because, well both those movies are la movies but what i mean is i recently traded in my dvd copy of the long goodbye because i had inner certainty that its blu-ray would be arriving and bam

today i am "seriously considering" buying 5 ape movies on blu-ray for $20
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on July 10, 2014, 04:41:26 PM
Arrow Films already released The Long Goodbye on Blu-Ray with a ton of extras. If the Kino doesn't match their edition, I'll just order the Arrow edition.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 10, 2014, 04:50:59 PM
helpful chart:

kino = region a
arrow = region b

helpful if your player is unlocked or came region free or whatevs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2014, 04:53:30 PM
helpful chart:

kino = region a
arrow = region b

helpful if your player is unlocked or came region free or whatevs

And in a more general sense for the sake of this thread, Amazon UK, Amazon France, and Amazon.de = Region B
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 10, 2014, 05:55:56 PM
we're not in america, we're the internet

so true. wish i could sitdown tell my blu-ray player it needs to become multicultural. its narrow-minded philosophies make it an antique and i'm embarrassed and has anyone seen the 5 ape movies?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 11, 2014, 12:39:26 AM
August 12, 2014

Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past (1947) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/Y5XCu6Q.jpg)

Out of the Past (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Out-of-the-Past-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d016%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00LPUO24Y&ASIN=B00LPUO24Y&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


These two podcast episodes on the movie are in-depth and worth a listen if you're into the genre (Click POD to the left of each episode title to download)...

Podcast - Out of the Past - Part 1 (http://outofthepast.libsyn.com/episode_1_out_of_the_past)

In this premier episode, Shannon Clute and Richard Edwards discuss Jacques Tourneur's noir masterpiece "Out of the Past." They explain why it is the first film they choose for their continuing series of podcasts delving into the history of film noir. In the course of a lively discussion of this film, Clute and Edwards argue that while "Out of the Past" is not an early noir, it is nonetheless a prototype that helps the viewer define just what is film noir.

Podcast - Out of the Past - Part 2 (http://outofthepast.libsyn.com/episode-53-out-of-the-past-act-ii)

OUT OF THE PAST is perhaps the most carefully structured of all films noir--a narrative divided (like protagonist Jeff Markum/Bailey) between an inescapable past and an impossible future, teetering on the slimmest hope for the present such that any action taken by its poor players tips them down into the abyss. Director Jacques Tourneur, cinematographer Nicholas Musuraca and screenwriter Daniel Mainwaring perfectly synchronized their efforts on this film, creating a narrative masterpiece where every image perfectly accompanies or contrasts every line of dialogue, where the whole is so self-conscious that it forces us to view each moment through every other, creating a true mise-en- abyme. It would be as impossible for the viewer to enter into such a story as it is for the characters to escape it, if it weren't for the decision to create a "Meta" narration at exactly the halfway point of the film, allowing the viewer to sort past from present in a film that constantly blurs that distinction in order to show how lives are always lived in servitude to what comes out of the past. For all of these reasons, the film is a constant source of inspiration, and a constant obsession, for those who watch it carefully.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 11, 2014, 04:17:07 PM
October 14, 2014

Jonathan Demme's Married to the Mob (1988) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/IJXi4Us.jpg)

Married to the Mob (1988) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Married-to-the-Mob-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MBVLEGA&ASIN=B00MBVLEGA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HzVViszAWI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 15, 2014, 05:28:33 PM
That UK Tati set is a conundrum. I haven't seen the two you mentioned. Criterion will be releasing their own Tati blu-ray titles down the line, but they lost the rights to Trafic, and given that the other Studiocanal titles Criterion has lost the rights to haven't been re-licensed (La Grand Illusion, The Third Man) and Playtime is already a standalone...blah. Do I trust Studiocanal to issue Trafic as its own disc release in the US? I don't know. Don't know which way is up.

Happy to be wrong (http://www.criterion.com/boxsets/1069-the-complete-jacques-tati)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2014, 01:02:09 PM
From preservationist Robert Harris in a thread on Home Theater Forum (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/333087-a-few-words-about™-warner-bros-home-video-the-wb-archive-collection-in-blu-ray/?p=4117249):

Quote from: Robert Harris
I have been reading seemingly constant complaints on line regarding Warner Bros. and presumed non-activity or lack of interest in bringing important catalog titles to the home video market.
 
Wrong.
 
Several weeks ago, I had a meal with friends from WB, and while I cannot report titles, I can report that things are alive and well at both Warner Home Video, as well as the Warner Archive Collection.
 
2015 portends to be their biggest year since the start of the format.
 
A quick overview.
 
Three-strip Technicolor.  Minnelli.  Bogart.  Flynn.  Davis.  Astaire.  Garbo.  Sinatra.
 
Hammer Horror is a high priority.
 
The immense amount of work (and expense) that must go into each film to make it right for Blu-ray can sometimes hold things up, but what's coming represents some of the finest productions from the Golden Age of Hollywood.
 
I would start saving up now.  For those who love classic cinema, it's going to be an expensive year.
 
RAH
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on July 31, 2014, 05:10:34 PM
so wilder maybe you can help me here.
i saw on amazon a new release of oliver stones first film 'SEIZURE', for sept 9.
the reviews all say its not legit, but they're from like 2007, so i'm guessing a new proper release is on the way?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 31, 2014, 05:15:30 PM
Yeah the September 9, 2014 blu-ray release is legit, coming from Scorpion Releasing.

via blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14267):

Quote
Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing have confirmed that they will release on Blu-ray Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974), starring Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Joseph Sirola, Troy Donahue, Mary Woronov, and Richard Cox. The release is scheduled to arrive on the U.S. market on September 9th.

The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, will feature a brand new HD transfer from the original U.S elements, as well as brand new interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on July 31, 2014, 05:32:11 PM
Yeah the September 9, 2014 blu-ray release is legit, coming from Scorpion Releasing.

via blu-ray.com (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=14267):

Quote
Independent U.S. distributors Scorpion Releasing have confirmed that they will release on Blu-ray Oliver Stone's directorial debut Seizure (1974), starring Jonathan Frid, Martine Beswick, Joseph Sirola, Troy Donahue, Mary Woronov, and Richard Cox. The release is scheduled to arrive on the U.S. market on September 9th.

The release, which will be distributed by Kino Lorber, will feature a brand new HD transfer from the original U.S elements, as well as brand new interviews with stars Mary Woronov and Richard Cox.

YESSS. have any of you guys seen it before? its pretty crazy and interesting. seeing a good print will be awesome.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Pwaybloe on August 01, 2014, 06:13:59 PM
03, you are crazy. That movie is pure shit. 
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on August 01, 2014, 06:20:32 PM
hahaha. it has so much character though, man! i'm not saying it's a quality film by any means,, technical or otherwise. but it's very enjoyable. it's weird, visually bizarre, unintentionally funny, and you can see the emerging bits of his style. i like it, and i don't really like stone that much, maybe a fistful of his movies. and plus, seeing this on bluray? dude, it's gonna be a different movie totally.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 05, 2014, 05:22:28 PM
November 18, 2014

Hal Ashby's Coming Home (1978) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/vJU0BJJ.jpg)

Coming Home (1978) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Coming-Home-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MYMT9W2&ASIN=B00MYMT9W2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on August 06, 2014, 11:22:18 AM
i love you, wilder. you always remind and inspire me to rewatch loved movies from my past that i nearly forgot about. i picked up the bluray of 'straight time' and 'coming home' thanks to you, man. incredibly underrated films that everyone should watch. 'straight time' feels like the subtlest 1970s scorsese film, with an insanely awesome cast including eddie bunker from reservoir dogs, and a thin and surprisingly sexy kathy bates. and coming home is hal ashby, so that should speak for itself, it's a minor film of his, but i think it is golden. keep up the updates with movies like this and sorcerer and the like, man! you kick ass.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 08, 2014, 03:08:40 PM
Cool cool. I think you mean a DVD of Straight Time, though. The day that movie comes out on blu-ray I'm going to do a backflip.


November 25, 2014

Robert Altman's Thieves Like Us (1974) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/jLRdf89.jpg)

Thieves Like Us (1974) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Thieves-Like-Blu-ray-Keith-Carradine/dp/B00MYMTAFS/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1409325709&sr=1-1&keywords=thieves+like+us+blu)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfQkMSh6ZD0



November 18, 2014

For jenk, Leos Carax's Mauvais Sang (1986) and Boy Meets Girl (1984) on blu-ray from Carlotta US

(http://i.imgur.com/IVkENpP.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9WG5Q9x.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on August 09, 2014, 02:25:49 PM
yeah you're right, no blu ray yet, i misspoke. but amazing film nonetheless.
i've been watching a lot of ulu grosbards films lately, he's a pretty amazing overlooked director.
i liken him to a very subtle scorsese.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 18, 2014, 04:42:24 PM
December 2, 2014

Sidney Lumet's The Offence (1972) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/R0LbIwJ.jpg)

The Offence (1972) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Offence-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NQ4FK98&ASIN=B00NQ4FK98&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKnIKI5rlYk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 18, 2014, 05:48:02 PM
November 3, 2013

Georg Wilhelm Pabst's Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) on blu-ray from Eureka

(http://i.imgur.com/yOO3Cxk.jpg)

Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Diary-of-a-Lost-Girl-Blu-ray/dp/B00NGLJD94?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NGLJD94&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)

A masterwork of the German Silent Cinema whose reputation has only increased over time, Diary of a Lost Girl (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen) traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst, Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks, mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandoras Box (Die Büchse der Pandora).

Brooks plays Thymiane Henning, an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her fathers pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp, the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis, Spione, and Frau im mond). After Thymiane gives birth to the child and subsequently rejects her familys expectations for marriage, the baby is stripped from her care, and Thymiane is relegated to a purgatorial reform school that functions less as an educational institution and more like a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress's sadistic libidinal fantasies. When Thymiane at last manages to escape and learn the fate of her child, she despondently enters a brothel where she nonetheless flourishes emotionally and sexually, and life begins anew.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTlcKlKXPu0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 20, 2014, 12:15:51 PM
October 20, 2014

Federico Fellini’s The Clowns (1970) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/WYTxZus.jpg)

The Clowns (1970) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Clowns-Blu-ray/dp/B00MUVK2BO?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MUVK2BO&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AXDizauZn4



October 27, 2014

Seijun Suzuki’s Youth of the Beast (1963) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/MoV0mBm.jpg)

Youth of the Beast (1963) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Youth-of-the-Beast-Blu-ray/dp/B00MUVK32W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MUVK32W&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk6H4r7FfVI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 26, 2014, 05:10:29 PM
December 9, 2014

Arthur Penn's The Missouri Breaks (1976) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/ez8n5ZK.jpg)

The Missouri Breaks (1976) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Missouri-Breaks-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NQKW8MO&ASIN=B00NQKW8MO&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REDvyCr3ZhY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 27, 2014, 08:38:45 PM
October 20, 2014

Bruce Robinson's Withnail & I (1987) and How To Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) (included in Withnail package) on blu-ray from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/ZoGN0t8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yDJs6VF.jpg)

Withnail & I (1987) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Withnail-and-I-Blu-ray/dp/B00N2VRH5U?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N2VRH5U&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AW8pHCJ1ik

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQc-zD7WrzA


October 27, 2014

Jules Dassin's The Naked City (1948) on blu-ray from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/q4wyPBZ.jpg)

The Naked City (1948) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Naked-City-Blu-ray/dp/B00N2VRHAA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N2VRHAA&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfH3aY-Qy6I
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 30, 2014, 01:10:04 PM
November 18, 2014

Robert Wiene's The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/rfN7L0K.jpg)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Cabinet-of-Dr-Caligari-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d032%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-032-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N5ND6PU&ASIN=B00N5ND6PU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


November 25, 2014

Bernardo Bertolucci's The Conformist (1970) on blu-ray from Raro

(http://i.imgur.com/JFgVVnh.jpg)

The Conformist (1970) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Conformist-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d032%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-032-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N5ND6NW&ASIN=B00N5ND6NW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


December 2, 2014

Frank Capra's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) on blu-ray from Sony

(http://i.imgur.com/9OOUm6F.jpg)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Mr-Smith-Goes-to-Washington-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d032%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-032-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N5708NE&ASIN=B00N5708NE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 31, 2014, 02:04:14 PM
December 9, 2014

Robert Altman's Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/rzahHn8.jpg)

Buffalo Bill and the Indians (1976) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Buffalo-Bill-and-the-Indians-or-Sitting-Bulls-History-Lesson-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NQKW914&ASIN=B00NQKW914&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

A cynical Buffalo Bill hires Sitting Bull to exploit him and add his credibility to the distorted view of history presented in his Wild West Show.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGgtYQ8ql80
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 05, 2014, 04:33:25 PM
4K Blu-ray Confirmed, Coming in Late 2015
via blu-ray.com

4K Blu-ray is officially on the way. According to Victor Matsuda, Chairman of the Blu-ray Disc Association Global Promotions Committee, the BDA expects the specs for 4K Blu-ray to be finalized in the first half of 2015, paving the way for commercial availability by the end of the year. This means we can expect to see actual 4K Blu-ray movies and players available in stores by Christmas next year.

Apart from the jump to 4K resolution (3,840×2,160) we can also expect 4K Blu-ray to support higher frame rates (up to 60fps), an expanded color gamut along with high dynamic range (HDR), as well as HEVC/H.265 encoding to compress 4K movies more efficiently.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 05, 2014, 05:00:37 PM
November 5, 2014

Orson Welles' Othello (1952) on blu-ray from Carlotta France, from a new 2K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/LrQNDHT.jpg)

Othello (1952) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Orson-Welles-Othello-Blu-ray/dp/B00MBXKJKK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MBXKJKK&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948) on blu-ray from Carlotta France, from a new 2K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/KanIryn.jpg)

Macbeth (1948) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Macbeth-Blu-ray/dp/B00MBXKKKO?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MBXKKKO&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FATnb21GyCU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 10, 2014, 06:07:51 PM
January 13, 2015

Adrian Lyne's Foxes (1980) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/hrG15lh.jpg)

Foxes (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Foxes-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00OZ8XHFI&ASIN=B00OZ8XHFI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2014, 07:06:03 PM
being enticed by this old school renoir kicker that's $15 now

http://www.dvdtalk.com/reviews/28066/jean-renoir-collectors-edition/

Quote
Charleston Parade (Sur un Air de Charleston) (silent; 20 min. - 1927): A strange sci-fi short adapted by Lestringuez from a story by Andre Cerf. In 2028, Paris is an apocalyptic wasteland. The Eiffel Tower even has a bend in it.

renoir! does anyone know about this set??
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: polkablues on September 12, 2014, 07:09:51 PM
Very nice, I haven't seen any of those films. Makes me want to dust off my Rules of the Game Criterion.

And holy crap, Jean Renoir directed a b-movie horror spoof in the '50s? Everything I know is wrong.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 18, 2014, 10:36:12 PM
Vinegar Syndrome to Launch New Label in 2015
via blu-ray.com

Independent U.S. distributors Vinegar Syndrome announced today that in 2015 they will launch a brand new label called Etiquette Pictures. The new label will be "devoted to the preservation and distribution of unique, offbeat, and significant experimental films, documentaries and independent features, as well as some contemporary work."

Here's Vinegar Syndrome's official announcement:

"In early 2015, the creators of Vinegar Syndrome will be launching Etiquette Pictures, a new home video label. Whereas Vinegar Syndrome is focused on preserving and releasing all forms of exploitation and forgotten weird cinema, Etiquette Pictures will be devoted to the preservation and distribution of unique, offbeat, and significant experimental films, documentaries and independent features, as well as some contemporary works. As with Vinegar Syndrome, the sole condition of the selected titles is that they must have been shot on and restored from film elements.

Among the titles Etiquette Pictures has secured for 2015 are James M. Harris' bizarre adaptation of Sleeping Beauty, SOME CALL IT LOVING, David Burton Morris' Minneapolis shot drama, LOOSE ENDS, and a collection of the short films and features of Jon Moritsugu.

However, Etiquette's debut release will be Lawrence Schiller and L. M. Kit Carson's 1971 documentary masterpiece, THE AMERICAN DREAMER, which chronicles the production of Dennis Hopper's THE LAST MOVIE. Presented in partnership with and with proceeds benefiting The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, MN, to help further preserve their cinema archive.

While specifics are still being worked out, Etiquette's inaugural release is scheduled for January 2015. Titles will be released initially as limited special-edition Blu-ray/DVD combo packs, exclusively available through the Etiquette Pictures website and select retailers. After the initial run sells out, titles will be re-pressed in a general release version and sold through all major retailers."
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 20, 2014, 05:30:41 PM
November 17, 2014

Fritz Lang's Spione (1928) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/6P8EIQL.jpg)

Spione (1928) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00NGNI672/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgfNrHYKU4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 21, 2014, 12:00:04 PM
November 18, 2014

Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/GsMMzgq.jpg)

Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Come-Back-to-the-5-and-Dime-Jimmy-Dean-Jimmy-Dean-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NP06CCW&ASIN=B00NP06CCW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on September 21, 2014, 01:45:24 PM
Yay, more Altman on Blu-Ray! WB needs to get off their asses and release McCabe and Mrs. Miller already.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reelist on September 21, 2014, 01:56:32 PM
altman must've made something like 50 movies I have no awareness of.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 23, 2014, 11:41:05 AM
October 14, 2014

Possessed (1947) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/PnGmbmY.jpg)

Possessed (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Possessed-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NTC7E3W&ASIN=B00NTC7E3W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5WeJCTGWN8


Yankee Doodle Dandee (1942) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/yRJLwaW.jpg)

Yankee Doodle Dandee (1942) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Yankee-Doodle-Dandy-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NMQR6ZG&ASIN=B00NMQR6ZG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 25, 2014, 04:43:43 PM
December 9, 2014

Alejandro Amenábar's Tesis (1996) on blu-ray from Tanelorn Films

(http://i.imgur.com/3JFpe0G.jpg)

Tesis (1996) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Tesis-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00NWFE6TG&ASIN=B00NWFE6TG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


While doing a thesis about violence, Ángela finds a snuff video where a girl is tortured until death. Soon she discovers that the girl was a former student in her faculty...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RfdjNHrrvI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 03, 2014, 03:53:24 PM
Arrow Video to Launch North American Office in 2015
via blu-ray.com

British distributors Arrow Video announced today that they will expand its celebrated Arrow Video label into North America early in 2015. Fans will be able to learn all the details of this bold and exciting move, and discover regular updates, through a dedicated crowdfunder campaign which is launched today. (See details here (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/arrow-video-usa)).

Lauded with positive feedback from a loyal fan base for its great success in releasing various acclaimed restorations of cult and horror releases, Arrow Video have in recent years won several prestigious 'Label of the Year' awards by such notable outlets such as broadsheet newspaper The Guardian and Home Cinema Choice Magazine.

By popular demand Arrow Video will launch into North America with a host of cult titles, receiving deluxe treatment in video, audio, supplements and artwork. Launch titles include Tonino Valerii's Spaghetti Western Day of Anger [I Giorni dell'ira, aka Gunlaw] starring genre icons Lee Van Cleef and Giuliano Gemma; Michael Armstrong's bloody and brutal critique of state-funded religious corruption Mark of the Devil in a director-approved release; and the thrillingly bizarro yakuza-samurai-ghost story-horror hybrid from Teruo Ishii, Blind Woman's Curse (1971, also known as Black Cat's Revenge). Future releases include films never-before-released on DVD and/or Blu-ray from European and Japanese cult directors.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wmjm7OQfQ98
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 03, 2014, 05:51:05 PM
May 12, 2015

Alfred Hitchcock's Jamaica Inn (1939) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/jbnbHQz.jpg)

In Cornwall, around 1800, a young woman discovers that she's living near a gang of criminals who arrange shipwrecks for profit.

Restored trailer here (http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch-alfred-hitchcock-gets-high-res-in-jamaica-inn-restoration-20141003)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 06, 2014, 02:58:24 PM
January 20, 2015

Francois Truffaut's The Bride Wore Black (1968) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/h5IYES8.jpg)


Woody Allen's The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/PvO8Qjs.jpg)


Peter Yates' Breaking Away (1979) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/yFnDmR8.jpg)



February 10, 2015

Woody Allen's Love and Death (1975) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/vWaIKDz.jpg)


Bob Fosse's Lenny (1974) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/y1FkyDK.jpg)


Andrew L. Stone's Stormy Weather (1943) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/Usl15Xu.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCG3kJtQBKo


These will be available to pre-order about a month in advance of their release dates through Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 06, 2014, 09:26:16 PM
November 19, 2014

Andrej Zulawski’s Boris Godounov (1989) from Gaumont, with English subtitles

(http://i.imgur.com/7m3lC33.jpg)

Boris Godounov (1989) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Boris-Godounov-Blu-ray/dp/B00N58R318?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00N58R318&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 07, 2014, 07:51:04 PM
February 3, 2015

Alexander Payne's About Schmidt (2002) on blu-ray from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/qtNb4bm.jpg)

About Schmidt (2002) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O9KKSG8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4qYiFWrc0g
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 13, 2014, 01:44:56 AM
October 21, 2014

For those who speak French, Bruno Dumont's entire filmography up through Camille Claudel on blu-ray from Blaq Out (no subs)

(http://i.imgur.com/rLVfgEf.jpg)

Bruno Dumont : 1997 - 2014 - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Bruno-Dumont-1997-Coffret-Blu-ray/dp/B00M262LCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413182458&sr=8-1&keywords=bruno+dumont)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 14, 2014, 12:19:25 PM
January 6, 2015

Robert DeNiro's The Good Shepherd (2006) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/wZiIKUK.jpg)

The Good Shepherd (2006) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Good-Shepherd-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00OHFZC0W&ASIN=B00OHFZC0W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 03, 2014, 07:50:21 PM
February 15, 2015

George Armitage's Miami Blues (1990) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/0dILvwb.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCihaiBkIxI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 04, 2014, 11:59:47 AM
March 3, 2015

Vincente Minelli's The Band Wagon (1953) on blu-ray from Warner Bros.

(http://i.imgur.com/VJ2ZN2s.jpg)

The Band Wagon (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Band-Wagon-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d056%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-056-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00P9E5NJA&ASIN=B00P9E5NJA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYSg5o-N0aI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 16, 2014, 10:07:02 PM
November 18, 2014

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 8 on DVD from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/kTSfyGB.jpg)

Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 8 - Warner Archive (http://shop.warnerarchive.com/product/forbidden+hollywood+collection+volume+8+(5pack)+1000537448.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=fn)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 20, 2014, 05:07:06 PM
February 17, 2015

Jacques Rivette's Le Pont du Nord (1981) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/PjXnL5J.jpg)

Le Pont du Nord (1981) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Le-Pont-du-Nord-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00PWY0W3Y&ASIN=B00PWY0W3Y&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: max from fearless on November 20, 2014, 07:56:35 PM
FELL IN LOVE WITH LE PONT DU NORD EARLIER THIS YEAR...
THIS FILM IS A STRANGE, MAD, CONFUSING GEM...A THING OF BEAUTY...
THAT DESERVES THE ALL CAPS TREATMENT...
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: samsong on November 21, 2014, 05:50:46 AM
all rivette deserves the criterion treatment.  if kino takes celine and julie go boating i'm gonna cut a bitch.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 25, 2014, 04:34:00 PM
February 2, 2015

David Cronenberg’s Rabid (1977) on blu-ray from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/xizZYPA.jpg)

Rabid - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rabid-Blu-ray/dp/B00Q4VQ10C?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00Q4VQ10C&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


February 10, 2015

Bruce Robinson’s Withnail & I (1987) and How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) on blu-ray from Arrow (standard edition)

(http://i.imgur.com/9R0nJFE.jpg)

Withnail & I (1987) and How To Get Ahead in Advertising (1989) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Withnail-and-I-Blu-ray/dp/B00Q4VQ0G2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00Q4VQ0G2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 04, 2014, 05:45:45 PM
January 19, 2015

Stanley Donen's Two for the Road (1967) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/kStV4Mt.jpg)

Two for the Road (1967) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-For-the-Road-Blu-ray/dp/B00Q8NEC5W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00Q8NEC5W&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


One of the great films by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain, Charade) after the studio era had come to a close, Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system, one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art, aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut), in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship.

Portrayed in fragments that span the couple's time together in marriage, Two for the Road runs the course of a relationship (between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) that finds a circumstantial come-together escalate into newlywed-status and, through a series of travails, into the serious situation of bearing a daughter. The disturbance of marriage, and/or life, is chronicled from here on.

After so many studio-system smash-hits, Two for the Road marked a reckoning for director Donen — which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HPtSGg2b4s


Q1 2015 TBD

Sidney Lumet's The Offence (1972) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema


2015 TBD

Andrzej Zulawski's Boris Godounov (1989) on blu-ray from Mondo Vision
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 06, 2014, 02:46:59 PM
April 14, 2015

James Ivory's The Remains of the Day (1993) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/1CJOCPE.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nlyIvHY1Xw


Francois Truffaut's The Story of Adele H. (1975) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/9Wtyz3I.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 12, 2014, 06:04:35 PM
January 13, 2015

The Skin aka La Pelle (1981) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/3YLivHg.jpg)

The Skin (1981) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Skin-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00OZOILZ8&ASIN=B00OZOILZ8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEn7qxQEXJg


Liliana Cavani (Ripley's Game) gained international fame with her daring 1974 breakthrough The Night Porter, a controversial drama about a concentration camp survivor's sadomasochistic relationship with a former Nazi SS officer. Sex-as-commodity also figures in Cavani's 1981 film The Skin. Based on the short stories of Curzio Malaparte, the film is Cavani's controversial look at the aftermath of German occupation of Italy during World War II. After the Allies liberate Naples in 1943, life for the locals is not much easier, especially for women; many must sacrifice their dignity and morals in order to survive.

An international cast of superstars brings Malaparte's stories to life. Marcello Mastroianni plays Malaparte, a diplomatic liaison between the Allied and Italian forces, who chronicled the desperate measures taken by his Italian countrymen to endure even after the defeat of their enemy. Burt Lancaster plays liberating American Gen. Mark Clark, who struggles to fathom the devastation around him. Also starring is Claudia Cardinale, famed for her performances in masterpieces by Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Sergio Leone.

This unforgettable and disturbing film, an epic Italian-French co-production, was nominated for the top prize, the Palme d'Or, at the Cannes Film Festival; Cardinale was named best supporting actress by the Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists.



I don't know this movie but it looks interesting.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 13, 2014, 04:00:26 PM
Chris Marker's Level Five, released on DVD this past October by Icarus Films

(http://i.imgur.com/QBvyA7x.jpg)

Level Five - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Level-Five-Catherine-Belkhodja/dp/B00M8UTZXI/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1418506741&sr=8-2&keywords=level+five#customerReviews)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yd0o_EkBxH8


The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa in Japan during World War 2. She searches the Internet for information on the battle, and interviews Japanese experts and witnesses. The extraordinary circumstances of the Battle of Okinawa lead Laura to reflect deeply on her own life and humanity in general, particularly the influence of history and memories.


From Slant's Top 25 of 2014

Quote
Chris Marker's Level Five made for a particularly eerie cinematic experience by the fact that it was released 17 years after its making. The temporal gap gives it a cryogenic quality that only enhances the film's prophetic aura. The melancholy that afflicts the director's surrogate, Laura (Catherine Belkhodja), who addresses the camera as though she were Skyping her dead lover, is like a message in a bottle whose tragedy remained muffled for too long not to metastasize the very ocean through which it traveled. Here the essay film's most basic element, the lyrical way in which it renders public the private machinations of thinking, imbricates itself with an intimate tale of grief ensconced by technology and the communal horror of the Battle of Okinawa, itself shielded by nothing. The timbre of Marker's narration suggests an author too weathered by the human experience to be affected by his own poetry—a somberness akin to the blunt exposition of a deadly prognosis. Belkhodja's face is perennially swollen, as if sucker-punched by sudden loss, and by the realization that loss is all there is. Marker weaves his cinematic thread by contaminating world events with a mourning as inaudible to the world as it is symbiotically connected to it.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 14, 2014, 05:24:17 PM
2015 TBD

Dario Argento's Phenomena (1985), Tenebrae (1982), and Suspiria (1977) coming to blu-ray from Synapse, as well as Bill Osco's Alice in Wonderland (1976)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHqPE-wPtAc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2pKtQ4mLHk


(http://i.imgur.com/YDwPVq7.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8fDfZPN-6Y

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kn8Q2R_QJds
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2014, 03:32:39 PM
February 17, 2015

Billy Wilder's Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/Jd7rJKq.jpg)

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Kiss-Me-Stupid-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00R5TAWT8&ASIN=B00R5TAWT8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2014, 06:22:00 PM
March 31, 2015

Frank Perry's David and Lisa (1962) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/a5w25V0.jpg)

David and Lisa (1962) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/David-Lisa-Limited-Blu-ray-Dullea/dp/B00RWKN96I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1431204943&sr=8-2&keywords=david+and+lisa)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ox39j2wwhy0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2014, 07:39:09 PM
A roundup of everything mentioned in this thread from the past few years...


US Blu-ray

About Schmidt (2002)
Alfred Hitchcock - The Masterpiece Collection
Alice in Wonderland (1976)
Altered States (1980)
Annie Hall (1977)
The Apartment (1960)
The Band Wagon (1953)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Big Combo (1955)
The Big Heat (1953)
The Big Red One (1980)
Body Bags (1993)
Body and Soul (1947)
Brainstorm (1983)
Breaking Away (1979)
Buffalo ’66 (1998)
Buffalo Bill and the Indians or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (1976)
Cape Fear (1962)
Casablanca (1942)
Catch Me If You Can (2002)
Caught (1949)
Champion (1949)
Chinatown (1974)
City That Never Sleeps (1953)
Cloak and Dagger (1946)
The Color of Money (1986)
Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
Coming Home (1978)
The Dark Mirror (1946)
David and Lisa (1962)
Death Watch (1980)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Dial M for Murder (1954)
The Doll Squad (1973)
Double Indemnity (1944)
The Driver (1978)
The Duellists (1977)
East of Eden (1955)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
The Enforcer (1951)
Film Noir Collection - Olive Films
Flirt (1995)
Force of Evil (1948)
Foxes (1980)
Francis Ford Coppola: 5 Film Collection
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Giant (1956)
Gentleman’s Agreement (1947)
Good Luck Miss Wyckoff (1979)
The Good Shepherd (2006)
Grand Hotel (1932)
Grapes of Wrath (1940)
Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
Heaven (2002)
Hell’s Half Acre (1954)
The Hitch-Hiker (1953)
Hoodlum Empire (1952)
The Insider (1999)
Jamaica Inn (1939)
The Jerk (1979)
Johnny Guitar (1954)
Kazan at Fox - Vol. 1
Kazan at Fox - Vol. 2
The King of Comedy (1982)
Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)
Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Laura (1944)
Lenny (1974)
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
Lilith (1964)
Long Day’s Journey Into Night (1962)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
The Lost Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis (1969-1971)
Love & Death (1975)
Macbeth (1948)
Mahattan (1979)
Maniac Cop 2 (1990)
Marathon Man (1976)
Married to the Mob (1988)
Marty (1955)
Massage Parlor Murders (1972)
Mean Streets (1973)
Meanwhile (2011)
The Men (1950)
Miami Blues (1990)
The Missouri Breaks (1976)
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Niagara (1953)
Night Tide (1961)
Notorious (1946)
The Offence (1972)
On the Beach (1959)
Out of the Past (1947)
The Outsiders (1983)
Paris Blues (1961)
The Party (1968)
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Point Blank (1967)
Possessed (1947)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
Punk Vacation (1987)
The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
Pursued (1947)
Radio Days (1947)
Rebecca (1940)
Rebel Without A Cause (1955)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Robocop (1987)
Rolling Thunder (1977)
Ruthless (1948)
Sabrina (1954)
Scarlet Street (1945)
Secret Beyond the Door (1947)
Separate Tables (1958)
Serpico (1973)
The Seven Year Itch (1955)
She’s So Lovely (1997)
Singin’ in the Rain (1952)
Sleep, My Love (1948)
Sleeper (1973)
Sometimes A Great Notion (1970)
Sorcerer (1977)
Spellbound (1945)
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Stormy Weather (1943)
The Stranger (1946)
Strangers on a Train (1951)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
The Swimmer (1968)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
The Telephone Book (1971)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
That Cold Day in the Park (1969)
They Made Me a Fugitive (1947)
Thieves Like Us (1974)
Too Late Blues (1961)
Touch of Evil (1958)
The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)
True Confessions (1981)
Trust (1990)
The Ultimate Buster Keaton Collection
Ultimate Gangsters Collection
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
The Unforgiven (1960)
Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
The Verdict (1982)
The Visitor (1979)
We Can’t Go Home Again (1973)
Westworld (1973)
Wild River (1960)
Wings (1927)
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
Yankee Doodle Dandee (1942)
Yellow Submarine (1968)

1900 (1977)
The Blue Angel (1930)
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
The Bride Wore Black (1968)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
The Color of Lies (1999)
The Conformist (1970)
Demoniacs (1974)
Grapes of Death (1978)
Grand Illusion (1937)
Herzog: The Collection
The Iron Rose (1973)
The Living Dead Girl (1982)
Love in the City (1953)
Mauvais Sang (1986)
Night of the Hunted (1980)
Nosferatu (1922)
Nostalghia (1983)
Phenomena (1985)
Le Pont du Nord (1981)
Queen Margot (1994)
The Rape of the Vampire (1968)
Requiem for a Vampire (1973)
Sokurov: Early Masterworks
The Skin (1981)
The Story of Adele H. (1975)
Tenebrae (1982)
Tesis (1996)
Two Men in Manhattan (1959)
Two Orphan Vampires (1997)
I Vinti (1953)
We Won’t Grow Old Together (1972)


US DVD

Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics Vol. 3
Columbia Pictures Pre-Code Collection
Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers Vol. 1
Dark Crimes - Film Noir Thrillers Vol. 2
Directed by Billy Wilder
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 4
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 5
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 6
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 7
Forbidden Hollywood Collection Vol. 8
Fritz Lang: The Early Works
Hey Good Lookin’ (1982)
Joan Crawford: In the Fifities
Level Five
The Nickel Ride (1974)
The Outside Man (1973)
Track 29 (1988)

The Devil, Probably (1977)
Police (1985)
The Red Squirrel (1993)
Story of a Love Affair (1950)
Tierra (1996)
Vacas (1992)


UK Blu-ray

Amateur (1994)
Bad Timing (1980)
Billy Liar (1963)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Car (1977)
Double Indemnity (1944)
The Driver (1978)
Faces (1968)
Fear and Desire (1953)
The Gang’s All Here (1943)
The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)
The Killers (1964)
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976)
The Long Goodbye (1973)
The Naked City (1948)
The Offence (1972)
Opening Night (1977)
Poltergeist III (1988)
Rabid (1977)
Red River (1948)
The Remains of the Day (1993)
Serpico (1973)
Shadows (1959)
Shivers (1975)
Simon Killer (2012)
Simple Men (1992)
Sullivan’s Travels (1941)
The Tarnished Angels (1957)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958)
Too Late Blues (1961)
The Trial (1962)
Two for the Road (1967)
The Unbelievable Truth (1989)
Withnail & I (1987) and How to Get Ahead in Advertising (1989)
A Woman Under the Influence (1974)

The Assassin (1961)
Au Hasard Balthazar (1966)
Le beau Serge (1958)
Betty Blue (1986)
Il Bidone (1955)
The Blue Angel (1930)
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Camera Obscura: The Walerian Borowczyk Collection
La Ceremonie (1995)
City of Women (1980)
Classic Bergman
Coeur Fidele (1923)
Les Cousins (1959)
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
Dr. Mabuse, The Gambler (1922)
Faust (1926)
Floating Weeds (1959)
The Clowns (1970)
Gate of Hell (1953)
Jacques Tati Essential Collection
Kuroneko (1968)
Late Mizoguchi
Martin Scorsese Presents: World Cinema Foundation: Volume One
Mouchette (1967)
The Murderer Lives at 21 (1942)
The Naked Island (1960)
Die Nibelungen (1924)
Nosferatu (1922)
La Notte (1961)
Onibaba (1964)
The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928)
La Poison (1951)
Le Pont du Nord (1981)
Quest for Fire (1981)
Spione (1928)
Sunrise (1927)
Tabu (1931)
The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1933)
Van Gogh (1991)
Woman in the Moon (1929)
Youth of the Best (1963)


UK DVD

The Alexander Sokurov Collection
Park Row (1952)
Trouble in Paradise (1932)


French Blu-ray

Macbeth (1948)
Othello (1952)
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970)
Q&A (1990)

Angst (1983)
A nos amours (1983)
Benny’s Video (1992)
Boris Godounov (1989)
Bruno Dumont 1997-2014
Eric Rohmer - Comedies et proverbes
Eric Rohmer - Contes des qautres saisons
Eric Rohmer - Contes moraux
Eric Rohmer - Integral
Funny Games (1997)
Loulou (1980)
Le Pacha (1968)
Police (1985)
Querelle (1982)
Under the Sun of Satan (1987)
Van Gogh (1991)
We Won’t Grow Old Together (1972)


French DVD

Coffret Jean Epstein


German Blu-ray

The Seven-Ups (1973)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 21, 2014, 02:45:45 AM
March 10, 2015

Eckhart Schmidt's The Fan (1982) from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/UdmHzQi.jpg)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwbSuahJ1AA


2015 TBD

Vasili Mass' Latvian horror movie The Spider aka Zirneklis (1991) from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/A4VbuqH.jpg)

Quote from: Obskura
The Spider is a very Freudian psychosexual drama following a young beauty Vita, modelling for a painting of Virgin Mary. At her first visit to the studio of the shady artist Albert, Vita is caught in the net of his sinister universe.

In a visually stunning sequence personages of Albert’s paintings come to life and attack Vita. The girl breaks away only to realise she’s now in the toils of some dark forces.

The Spider combines elements of exploitation and arthouse cinema and constantly balances between sleaze and macabre eminence. The film is clearly influenced by European cinema movements, mostly Polish New Wave, as well as is close to Jean Cocteau’s poetic vision of Beauty and the Beast fairy tale. At the same time, the film acted as a mirror for the unstable state of collective consciousness after the collapse of the USSR.

The film was released in the year Latvia restored independence, which places it in the historically curious context of both the Soviet Union’s death convulsions and the birth of the new Latvian Republic.

(http://i.imgur.com/7MXxfMT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/un0veue.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zpQWD84.png)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2GsYGuyyLU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on December 21, 2014, 03:01:02 AM
OOOOO thank god mando macabro has come to blu-ray. i'm as serious as i can be
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2015, 03:02:00 AM
February 23, 2015

Mike Leigh's Secrets & Lies (1996) from Channel 4

(http://i.imgur.com/2z6mTlx.jpg)

Secrets & Lies (1996) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Secrets-and-Lies-Blu-ray/dp/B00R1MMPRQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00R1MMPRQ&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TaOXiE4XEM



February 24, 2015

Shirley Clarke's The Connection (1962) on blu-ray from Milestone

(http://i.imgur.com/P00K4Zz.jpg)

The Connection (1962) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Connection-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%256ee%2577s%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00RY0KEDW&ASIN=B00RY0KEDW&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

A jazz quartet and sundry deadbeat friends hang out in a grungy New York City loft, waiting for their drug connection. They jam, argue, wax philosophical and ham it up for the benefit of a self-important documentary filmmaker and his cameraman. Shirley Clarke s debut feature The Connection magically transforms the ennui of their addiction into bold drama, set to an incredible score by Freddie Redd and featuring Jackie McLean s brilliant sax. A former dancer with a deep love for music, Clarke was born for the moving image. With The Connection, she created the ultimate jazz film a feature of such fluid artistry and bebop editing that the viewer never notices that the 110-minute movie was shot in one room. Camera, actors, and musicians riff constantly with and off each other to electrifying effect. Throughout her career, Clarke broke taboos (making films about junkies, ghetto teens, gay life and avant-garde jazz) and pushed the boundaries of film technique. She was an artist of such intense and innate individuality that there could only be one Shirley Clarke the most independent of all American independent filmmakers.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frOgv6UNGiA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2015, 04:28:48 PM
March 24, 2015

Robert Altman's Vincent & Theo (1990) on blu-ray from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/WvzMem6.jpg)

Vincent & Theo (1990) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Vincent-and-Theo-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00RYZFMQQ&ASIN=B00RYZFMQQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iZx3vuKXnI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 10, 2015, 03:20:35 AM
March 24, 2015

Wim Wender's End of Violence (1997) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/JRxCpJv.jpg)

End of Violence (1997) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-End-of-Violence-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00RYZFRRK&ASIN=B00RYZFRRK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-T1ripGc-I


March 31, 2015

Night Game (1989) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/9JHEZbJ.jpg)

Night Game (1989) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Night-Game-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d010%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00RYZFO14&ASIN=B00RYZFO14&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8R1YDvgKCw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 14, 2015, 03:51:01 PM
March 10, 2015

Eckhart Schmidt's The Fan (1982) from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/UdmHzQi.jpg)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwbSuahJ1AA

via Criterion Forum (http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=5769&start=25#p504692):

Quote from: Jared A.
Hi guys, I work for Mondo Macabro and can answer questions if you have any.

Wanted to give a rundown on how we are releasing Eckhart Schmidt's THE FAN.

We are doing it in two versions.

In February we'll put out a BD-only version in a red case, limited to only 500 copies, numbered, and sold exclusively through the MM website, $25.

The following month will see a widely distributed BD/DVD combo, which will itself be limited to either 1500 or 2000 copies, SRP $29.99.

The content of the two editions will be exactly the same, the only difference being the packaging.

If you are interested in this release and want to see more MM blu rays, I urge you to buy the direct-sale limited version. We will be doing this for all our BD releases, trying to offset the huge costs involved. Thanks! The pre-order for the LE will be Jan. 26th.

Oh, and yes, we will ship international.

Mondo Macabro's website (http://www.mondomacabrodvd.com)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 14, 2015, 08:17:27 PM
January 20, 2015

John Maybury’s Love Is the Devil (1998) on blu-ray from Strand Releasing

(http://i.imgur.com/mjAPKU1.jpg)

Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook.

Love Is the Devil (1998) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00ND0D9VQ/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULIRq8wFzE4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on January 14, 2015, 08:27:42 PM
thanks for the earlier mondo post, wilder, btw, imma hope i order the blu-ray-only one

wanted to say:

Foxes (1980)

came out yesterday. i almost cried when i saw it

(http://i.imgur.com/xAyRZUS.png)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 24, 2015, 02:10:57 PM
March 17, 2015

There's going to be another release of Orson Welles' The Lady from Shanghai (1947), this time from the usually terrible Mill Creek, sourced (http://www.millcreekent.com/media/sell_sheets//63224.pdf) from the same 4K restoration as the TCM release (http://classic-movies.tcm.com/search?p=R&srid=S6-USCDR02&lbc=tcm&w=lady%20from%20shanghai&url=http%3a%2f%2fshop.tcm.com%2fdetail.php%3fp%3d577543&rk=1&uid=797131678&sid=2&ts=custom&rsc=fDXxXYtNoFEQo8kB&method=and&isort=score&view=grid&SESSID=76f999d67f312a44a2ae565984bc4e3e&storename=tcm), but without the extras.

(http://i.imgur.com/zMKAR6i.jpg)

The Lady from Shanghai (1947) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Lady-From-Shanghai-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d030%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-030-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00S1VR62K&ASIN=B00S1VR62K&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 27, 2015, 01:57:01 PM
April 7, 2015

Douglas Sirk's Imitation of Life (1959) along with the 1934 original from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/b0zlo4a.jpg)

Imitation of Life - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Imitation-of-Life-2-Movie-Collection-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d018%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-018-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ST5TBUI&ASIN=B00ST5TBUI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaanE7v6uJI


October 2015 TBD

Takeshi Kitano's Fireworks (1997) on blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/pYjppdU.jpg)

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHpV5-pRwHU



and pre-orders are up for Mondo Macabro's blu-ray release of The Fan (1982), both directly through their website (http://mondomacabro.bigcartel.com/product/the-fan-red-case-limited-edition-pre-sale) (LE, 500 copies) and on Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/The-Fan-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d012%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00S1Q6DQU&ASIN=B00S1Q6DQU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER) (blu-ray/dvd combo).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 29, 2015, 04:21:38 PM
April 20, 2015

Sidney Lumet's The Offence (1972) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/tPDYH7p.jpg)

The Offence (1972) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Offence-Blu-ray/dp/B00STH63PC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00STH63PC&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGQyd2cWIxk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2015, 03:06:14 PM
April 2015 TBD

The Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection (1925-1964) on blu-ray from BFI

(http://i.imgur.com/cHhnXHa.jpg)

A limited edition Blu-ray box set featuring award-winning classics Day of Wrath, Ordet, Gertrud and alternative presentations of Master of the House, as well as seven of Dreyer's celebrated short films. Special features include Torben Skjødt Jensen's fascinating 1995 documentary My Métier and extensive archival and outtake interview footage with those who knew and worked with the legendary director.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2015, 03:18:36 PM
July 2015 TBD

Jonathan Kaplan's Truck Turner (1974) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/nSClOgL.jpg)

Truck Turner (Hayes) is a football star-turned-bounty hunter who's tracking a sadistic pimp on the mean streets of Los Angeles. Armed with his brute strength and ace cool partner (Alan Weeks), Truck closes in on his mark. But a tragic accident soon changes all the rules, and suddenly the hunter finds himself being hunted by the city's deadliest hired killers! Truck strikes back in a series of wild car chases, shootouts and bone-crunching fistfights, knowing that the battles can lead to only one place: an intense struggle to the death against Harvard Blue (Kotto), the brutal leader of L.A.'s organized crime syndicate.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dysufFlsEq0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on February 03, 2015, 05:48:34 PM
great movie for grindhouse lovers;;;;;
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 11, 2015, 02:06:57 PM
May 5, 2015

Steven Spielberg's Duel (1971) on blu-ray from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/GgEFiJn.jpg)

Duel (1971) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/Duel-Blu-ray/ref=%26%2574%2561g%3d%2562l%2575r%2561y%252d042%252d20?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-042-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TF7KYJQ&ASIN=B00TF7KYJQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 12, 2015, 02:50:04 PM
June 9, 2015

Brian Yuzna's Society (1989) on blu-ray from Arrow (US)

(http://i.imgur.com/uHvZICu.jpg)

Society (1989) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Society-Blu-ray/dp/B00TRUJ7KS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TRUJ7KS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

(http://i.imgur.com/le3kWXm.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEzMMJSkEHE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on February 12, 2015, 09:35:48 PM
thank you jesus., you guys have seen tyhis before right?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2015, 03:46:49 PM
VinegarSyndrome.tv is fully funded (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vinegarsyndrome-tv-instant-digital-exploitation/) and happening
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2015, 03:53:46 PM
April 14, 2015

That Man From Rio / Up to His Ears (1964-1965) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/vqYiWZz.jpg)

That Man From Rio / Up to His Ears - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00RWKNDYQ/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceB4bqJVEYg


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogHg6UTl2pU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on February 15, 2015, 04:29:13 PM
up to his ears is FANTASTIC
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 19, 2015, 02:30:51 PM
May 18, 2015

Sam Fuller's Pickup on South Street (1953) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/gzTmQpy.jpg)

Pickup on South Street (1953) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pickup-on-South-Street-Blu-ray/dp/B00TR1P5ZS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TR1P5ZS&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qCA5rgnv3Q
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2015, 03:25:35 PM
June 15, 2015

Split Second (1992) on blu-ray from 101 Films (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/1dQnbF8.jpg)

Split Second (1992) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Split-Second-Blu-ray/dp/B00TS7U4SY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TS7U4SY&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)

Set in the year 2008, in a largely flooded London, the waterlogged and rat-infested capital is being terrorised by a monstrous serial killer, who has resurfaced after years of inactivity. Maverick policeman Harold Stone (Hauer) is on his trail, but the killer seems bent on destroying Stone, his girlfriend Michelle (Cattrall) and his new partner Dick Durkin (Neil Duncan).   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-M8PbnAiTc

Haven't seen this but it looks like Blade Runner and that's good enough for me
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 26, 2015, 07:31:11 AM
May 12, 2015

David Wain's Wet Hot American Summer (2001) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/p12kSRG.jpg)

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Wet-Hot-American-Summer-Blu-ray/dp/B00TYZ35UY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TYZ35UY&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 04, 2015, 02:21:03 PM
who has seen these and can tell me about them, i wanna see 'em all

(http://i.imgur.com/v6ZTm1g.jpg)

or maybe even, his criterion release

(http://i.imgur.com/sAMRRYj.png)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on March 04, 2015, 03:51:07 PM
oh man marco ferreri is awesome!

he's basically godard meets jodorowsky through a fassbinderish filter.

dillinger is dead is what hes most known for, and its amazing, so i'd watch that first. its very comprehensive of his style and maybe his most accessible.

then watch 'don't touch the white woman' with mastroianni, if you LIKE it, then go to 'bye bye monkey' which is my personal favorite, with ol depardieu.

if you DONT LIKE 'dont touch the white woman' then try 'la grande bouffe' which i dont like very much, but other people seem to love it.

seed of man and bye bye monkey are definitely my favorites of his.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 05, 2015, 08:57:33 AM
May 26, 2015

Jean Rollin's The Escapees (1981) from Kino/Redemption

(http://i.imgur.com/1ENqFDf.jpg)

The Escapees (1981) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Escapees-Blu-ray-Laurence-Dubas/dp/B00U39G5SE/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_vid_twi_2_blu?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1431204751&sr=1-1&keywords=the+escapees)

What an awful cover.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 14, 2015, 12:17:12 PM
March 17, 2015

The Wild One (1953) from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/6i0rkdV.jpg)

The Wild One (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Wild-One-Blu-ray/dp/B00S1VR6DE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00S1VR6DE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYuVl7nhZ7Y


Comparison with the darker German blu-ray release (http://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00BLE7FP2/dvdbeaver0c-21/ref=nosim) can be found here (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film4/blu-ray_reviews_62_/the_wild_one_blu-ray.htm)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 17, 2015, 04:20:11 PM
May 18, 2015

Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon (1973) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/drprFKm.jpg)

Paper Moon (1973) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Paper-Moon-Blu-ray/dp/B00UTCIYZ2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00UTCIYZ2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSkrAhToHfk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 18, 2015, 02:20:54 PM
April 21, 2015

Busby Berkeley’s 42nd Street (1933) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/JxPzY1W.jpg)

42nd Street (1933) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/42nd-Street-Blu-ray-Ruby-Keeler/dp/B00V58LOSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1427398777&sr=8-2&keywords=42nd+street+blu+ray)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2OaJv0NBB8
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 23, 2015, 12:02:10 AM
December 2015 TBD

Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980) from Gaumont (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/t6lTcZJ.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphMNLQ_60U



Louis Malle's The Lovers (1958) on blu-ray from Gaumont (France)

(https://i.imgur.com/o9IvSqZ.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0B8LqiReuQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 23, 2015, 12:36:43 AM
June 30, 2015

Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization (1981-1988) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/9Rdec7I.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/qHFtEH1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3vdjXT5.jpg)

The Decline of Western Civilization - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Decline-Western-Civilization-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00V02H58W?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1426937527&sr=1-20&tag=blurayforum-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKlZELdJh8
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 24, 2015, 11:26:01 AM
May 19, 2015

Poltergeist III (1988) from MGM

(http://i.imgur.com/0Pk4v9g.jpg)

Poltergeist III (1988) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Poltergeist-III-Blu-ray/dp/B00V0CLOM0?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00V0CLOM0&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 24, 2015, 10:24:25 PM
Available now from Grindhouse Releasing

Duke Mitchell’s Massacre Mafia Style (1978)

(http://i.imgur.com/GnWEB73.jpg)

Massacre Mafia Style (1978) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Massacre-Mafia-Style-Blu-ray/dp/B00R8O809O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-022-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00R8O809O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Italian-American actor and nightclub singer Duke Mitchell wrote, produced, directed and starred in this homemade answer to THE GODFATHER, self-financed with earnings from his career as the self-proclaimed “Mr. Palm Springs.” Previously known for his Martin and Lewis act with Sammy Petrillo as seen in BELA LUGOSI MEETS A BROOKLYN GORILLA, Duke plays the ruthless son of a Mafia kingpin who blasts his way through Hollywood on a bloody crime spree. Promising “more guts, more action, more dynamite” than the Mario Puzo gangster classic, MASSACRE MAFIA STYLE delivers an onslaught of low-budget mayhem unlike anything you’ve ever seen.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz9YqMrTBCo


(http://i.imgur.com/cKiSqtT.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z0u2L8G.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/xO49tAi.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hocUegp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vgwgM8z.jpg)



Duke Mitchell’s Gone with the Pope (2010) <— year explanation (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1617250/trivia?item=tr1144300)

(http://i.imgur.com/L15GqKH.jpg)

Gone with the Pope (2010) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Gone-with-the-Pope-Blu-ray/dp/B00TA9VS6C?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-022-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TA9VS6C&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Lost for over 30 years, GONE WITH THE POPE stars famed nightclub performer Duke Mitchell as Paul, a paroled gangster with an unholy scheme: to kidnap the Pope and charge “a dollar from every Catholic in the world” as the ransom.

Shot in 1975, GONE WITH THE POPE was unfinished at the time of Duke Mitchell’s death in 1981. Sage Stallone and Bob Murawski of Grindhouse Releasing rediscovered GONE WITH THE POPE in 1995 and vowed to save it from obscurity. Academy Award-winning film editor Murawski (THE HURT LOCKER, ARMY OF DARKNESS) spent 15 years completing GONE WITH THE POPE from the surviving film elements.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQqZKd_72C0


(http://i.imgur.com/Rnshrvm.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Q22cwun.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zpxm5VD.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2QWVMBp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cuKRaFV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NKttdHp.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 25, 2015, 12:25:08 PM
Twilight Time is having a sale on some titles starting today at 4pm EST for their fourth anniversary. List of titles on sale can be found here (https://www.facebook.com/twilighttimemovies?fref=nf) (expand the first FB post), many $19.95 and under (vs the usual $34.95). The discs can be purchased through Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com/).

samsong now's your chance to pick up Crimes and Misdemeanors, Radio Days, and Broadway Danny Rose

jenk - I picked up Violent Saturday
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 26, 2015, 12:02:54 AM
jenk - I picked up Violent Saturday

\m/

what're your favorites these are mine (not including violent saturday 'cause duh):

Hard Times
Wild at Heart
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Breaking Away
Used Cars
The Driver

that's a list of movies i last saw on a twilight blu-ray. they have a lot of good titles, some i've seen/some i haven't seen

the full list of twilight titles i actually own:
Rita, Sue and Bob Too
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 26, 2015, 06:26:54 AM
I only have a few, for obvious reasons - Sidney Lumet's Equus (1977) takes the cake for me

(http://i.imgur.com/RAglHEB.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tsx5wNyzmRo


with John Guillermin's Rapture (1965) and Blake Edwards' Experiment in Terror (1962) right behind it (Rapture DVD Beaver review (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film3/blu-ray_reviews55/rapture_blu-ray.htm), full movie on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_COu4_N4FiU))

(http://i.imgur.com/fD7K336.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/izXtnRU.jpg)


Some caps from Experiment in Terror:

(http://i.imgur.com/Dfdz8Nf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/v7lmSod.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/eSpOWZ1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/6BOt012.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zdBIEka.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/aWbqo7B.jpg)

...TT releases are hard to recommend unless a title has no alternative availability. Like you, I'm a fan of Wild at Heart and The Driver, but they're both available in cheaper editions internationally, now. Same with The Big Heat. Remains of the Day is a great movie but it's also the case. Save RotD I bought the TT editions of these movies and now I feel like an asshole.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: mogwai on March 29, 2015, 03:15:59 PM
Cameron Crowe’s Singles finally coming to Blu-ray

MARCH 4, 2015 BY SCOTT J. DAVIS

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the long-awaited Blu-ray release of Singles, the 1992 sophomore effort from director Cameron Crowe (Jerry Maguire, Say Anything).

In Seattle during the era of grunge music, the lives and relationships of a group of young people, all living in the same apartment building, go through a period of flux. Among them are waitress and aspiring architect Janet (Fonda), who finds herself obsessed with bad boy musician Cliff (Dillon); Linda (Sedgwick), an emotionally fragile environmentalist on the look-out for love; and Steve (Scott), a quintessential nice guy who studies traffic patterns.

Singles stars Bridget Fonda, Campbell Scott, Kyra Sedgwick, Matt Dillon, Bill Pullman, Tom Skerritt, Jeremy Piven, Eric Stoltz, Peter Horton and Sheila Kelly.

The Blu-ray release of Singles is presented in 1080p with DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 surround. Extras include:
–25 Deleted/Extended/Alternate Scenes:
–The 16-minute “The Ballad of Janet and Dr. Jeff” compiling the entire relationship between Bridget Fonda and Bill Pullman’s characters
–Extended Tracking Shot Opening
–Mime Club Fight
–What Would The King Do?
–No Games
–Eddie Haskell Redux
—Three Complete Live Performances:
Soundgarden – “Birth Ritual”
Alice in Chains – “Would?” and “It Ain’t Like That Anymore”
–Two “Complete Take” Extras with Bill Pullman and Tad
–Gag Reel
–Theatrical Trailer

Singles is released on April 7th in the US. Crowe’s latest film Aloha, starring Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Rachel McAdams, Alec Baldwin and Bill Murray, is released on May 29th in the US, and in September in the UK.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 01, 2015, 05:09:31 PM
July 28, 2015

Michael Ritchie's Prime Cut (1972) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/NjVBTKM.jpg)

Prime Cut (1972) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00X99CGWE/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on April 03, 2015, 11:37:06 PM
...TT releases are hard to recommend unless a title has no alternative availability. Like you, I'm a fan of Wild at Heart and The Driver, but they're both available in cheaper editions internationally, now. Same with The Big Heat. Remains of the Day is a great movie but it's also the case. Save RotD I bought the TT editions of these movies and now I feel like an asshole.

TT's release of Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia has the best transfer and most extras of any of the editions available. A few of TT's Blu-Rays, like Wild at Heart and Titus use older HD masters that aren't very good, but that's what they were given.

I'm hoping Woody Allen's Orion releases will be released in some other country. It's hard to justify paying TT's prices for movies with no extras. I know their business model is based on recouping the costs of a limited number of copies, but it doesn't mean I like paying $30 a movie.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on April 07, 2015, 12:18:11 PM
chill tuesday

(http://i.imgur.com/yHLCQfr.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/am7uQxN.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/QhnHWiE.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/uPRYZzW.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/Iozkxzu.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/bLVAUP9.jpg?1)
(http://i.imgur.com/h2iJSib.jpg?1)(http://i.imgur.com/GtZp54F.jpg?1)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 09, 2015, 04:20:04 PM
July 13, 2015

The Roy Andersson Collection on blu-ray from Artificial Eye

(http://i.imgur.com/7oV8bTH.jpg)

Contains:

-A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting Upon Existence (2014)
-Songs from the Second Floor (2000)
-A Swedish Love Story (1970)
-You, the Living (2007)

The Roy Andersson Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Roy-Andersson-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00VVIIM1E?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00VVIIM1E&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Grr8-7bqOfA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 11, 2015, 04:40:01 PM
August 11, 2015

Woody Allen's A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy (1982) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/ly85zBQ.jpg)


Sam Fuller's House of Bamboo (1955) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/nTQPjLX.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31FRD3PBPSA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 20, 2015, 04:00:29 PM
July 21, 2014

Alain Resnais' Life is a Bed of Roses (1983) and Love Unto Death (1984) on blu-ray in a 2-disc set form Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/kMKYSU6.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgDO63nI8Qk

Alain Resnais pays tribute to three influential French filmmakers Georges Melies, Marcel L Herbier and Eric Rohmer with this lighthearted film about happiness and the power of the imagination. Life Is a Bed of Roses is divided into three parallel narratives. The first section is set around the first decade of the twentieth century in the Ardennes, where Count Forbeck (Ruggero Raimondi) unveils his architect's designs for a utopian city. In a modern day mirroring of this story, a group of professors now inhabiting Forbeck's castle seek a new form of education through the use of the imagination, under the guidance of a guru named Guarini (Vittorio Gassman Big Deal on Madonna Street). The third segment depicts a Wagnerian fantasy landscape of kings and dragons, which arises from the imagination of the children of some of the professors at the school. With ingenuity and great craftsmanship, Resnais weaves together these three threads to make Life Is a Bed of Roses a compelling and entertaining mixture of drama, satire, comedy, fantasy and music.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eru-BsxADlU

In Uzès, a mysterious, austere town, four characters who live in seclusion have a simple yet superb life. It is the story of two couples. The first, Judith and Jérôme, have been living for ten years in deep, exalted mutual understanding. Both clerics, they have their own ideas on faith. Elisabeth and Simon are the other couple. Their love which is a few months old is shot through with a terrible, inescapable threat: that of their separation. Life and death, red and black, happiness and pain, passion and solitude come together in exaltation. She is illuminated by their mutual love. He is dark and tortured by a disturbing memory. This film goes beyond analysis, calling for an emotional approach. Like the passion which shines through it, it radiates violence, suffering, but above all, an immense hope, that of triumphant love.


Love Unto Death / Life is a Bed of Roses - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Love-Unto-Death-and-Life-Is-a-Bed-of-Roses-Blu-ray/dp/B00WAZHSV2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00WAZHSV2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 21, 2015, 03:09:27 PM
New 2K Restoration of Jacques Rivette's Out 1 Heading to Cinemas and Blu-ray
via blu-ray.com

French label Carlotta Films and Carlotta Films U.S. will screen a new 2K restoration of Jacques Rivette's Out 1 (1971), starring Michèle Moretti, Hermine Karagheuz, Karen Puig, Jean-Pierre Léaud, and Michael Lonsdale. The new 2K restoration will also be released on Blu-ray in France and the U.S. in Q4.

Paris, April 1970. Two theatre groups each rehearse avant-garde adaptations of plays by Aeschylus. A young deaf-mute begs for change in cafés while playing the harmonica. A young woman seduces men in order to rob them. As a conspiracy begins to be uncovered, the protagonists' stories start to intertwine… Crowned with success after L'Amour Fou, Jacques Rivette throws himself into a film project "without any time limitation" and films a group of actors in an almost constant state of improvisation as they interact with and move through the cafés, the streets, and the apartments of Paris. Equally inspired by Honoré de Balzac's History of the Thirteen and Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the Snark, as he was by the serials of Louis Feuillade, OUT 1 is a unique snapshot of post-May 1968 society, when the utopian dreams of a new era give way to a general malaise.

AN INVISIBLE FILM FOR OVER 40 YEARS

When Jacques Rivette and his producer, Stéphane Tchalgadjieff, began the OUT 1 project, they did not set a time limit on the work. The final cut, divided into eight episodes, is 12 hours 30 minutes long and the ORTF (the national agency charged with providing public radio and television in France) refused to buy it, afraid of the extraordinary and unclassifiable nature of the film. OUT 1 was shown in its full working version in a projection, which is now considered a legendary event, at the Havre in September 1971, but was shown neither in theaters nor television. Jacques Rivette spent the entirety of 1972 on editing another version of the film, reducing the running time to just over 4 hours. This cut of the film, called OUT 1 : Spectre, which proposes a different vision from the original film, was released in French cinemas in 1974.

The public had to wait until 1989 for the long version to finally be shown in its integrality at the Festival of Rotterdam, followed by various other European festivals, and finally on French and German television in the early 1990's. From that point on, the original film is called OUT 1 : Noli Me Tangere, and has a slightly different cut from the version shown in 1971. After this, Jacques Rivette's monumental oeuvre virtually disappeared from the silver screen.

OUT 1 has remained particularly rare and almost invisible in its integral version since its creation. Restored in 2015, OUT 1 : Noli Me Tangere and OUT 1 : Spectre are finally available in 2K!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 28, 2015, 04:32:21 PM
May 5, 2015

GoodFellas (1990) 25th Anniversary Edition, from a new 4K master

(http://i.imgur.com/XW3M6AD.jpg)

GoodFellas (1990) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/GoodFellas-Blu-ray/dp/B00SM3GSQC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-042-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00SM3GSQC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on April 29, 2015, 02:14:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PwcEaoS.jpg)

Jun 29, 2015
Playback Region B (A, C untested)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 29, 2015, 02:43:28 PM
August 18, 2015

Gerald Kargl's Angst aka Schizophrenia (1983) on blu-ray from Cult Epics (US)

(http://i.imgur.com/wIPsbll.jpg)


Angst (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Angst-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZBC5C6Y?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ZBC5C6Y&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLhjnYHnZ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IvMYEu2ow
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 29, 2015, 04:47:52 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PwcEaoS.jpg)

Jun 29, 2015
Playback Region B (A, C untested)

Coming from Criterion (https://twitter.com/CriterionCast/status/590959910688583680)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 01, 2015, 11:12:05 PM
June 22, 2015

Sam Fuller's Forty Guns (1957) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/CruLj3U.jpg)

Forty Guns (1957) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forty-Guns-Blu-ray/dp/B00WQT46CQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00WQT46CQ&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fcrm5ltgfag
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 04, 2015, 01:41:44 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/PwcEaoS.jpg)

Jun 29, 2015
Playback Region B (A, C untested)

Coming from Criterion (https://twitter.com/CriterionCast/status/590959910688583680)


Restoration trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qRoyUcOi4E
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 07, 2015, 01:11:11 AM
Awwwwwwwwwyyyyeeeah

August 18, 2015

Hackers (1995) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/7RWvMyP.jpg)

Hackers (1995) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Hackers-Blu-ray/dp/B00X8ROQHA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00X8ROQHA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c4KG_8iTZM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on May 07, 2015, 01:45:50 AM
i promised myself i'd never cry in front of you but, here i am crying

there's a longtime friend of mine with whom i'm now going to have to find some other way to begin our conversations than "have you written your letter to the studio president requesting hackers on bluray?" and i shall miss the corollaries of "twice this morning" and "licking the envelope on my third this hour" etc.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on May 09, 2015, 02:56:23 PM
has anyone seen this movie

(http://i.imgur.com/xLrPg5d.jpg)

it has this adorable synopsis: During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

a 7.4 on imdb and five stars on amazon with all these glowing reviews

director ralph nelson, a bit of an unknown to me except for requiem for a heavyweight (because of rod serling)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 26, 2015, 03:41:27 PM
August 17, 2015

Nagisa Oshima’s Cruel Story of Youth (1960) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/l6VnLg7.jpg)

Cruel Story of Youth (1960) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruel-Story-of-Youth-Blu-ray/dp/B00YA458TU?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00YA458TU&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1G1rorXsAY



August 24, 2015

Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool (1969) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/ET9PaL1.jpg)

Medium Cool (1969) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Medium-Cool-Blu-ray/dp/B00YA458YU?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00YA458YU&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) on blu-ray from Eureka Classics

(http://i.imgur.com/rcDS7l4.jpg)

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Town-That-Dreaded-Sundown-Blu-ray/dp/B00YA458XQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00YA458XQ&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 26, 2015, 03:45:33 PM
August 18, 2015

Gerald Kargl's Angst aka Schizophrenia (1983) on blu-ray from Cult Epics (US)

(http://i.imgur.com/wIPsbll.jpg)

Angst (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Angst-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZBC5C6Y?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ZBC5C6Y&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlLhjnYHnZ8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IvMYEu2ow

Gerald Kargl’s Angst Heading Back to U.S. Cinemas
via blu-ray.com

Cult Epics will present director Gerald Kargl's Angst a.k.a. Schizophrenia (1983) uncut and uncensored for the first time in U.S. theaters, starting June 12, 2015 at Cinefamily in Los Angeles and the Grand Illusion Cinema in Seattle.

Angst is one hell of a gorgeously stylized and shockingly visceral experience: a forgotten classic on the fringes of the slasher cycle. Zbig's innovative "first person" camerawork grabs you by the throat, never letting go.

The Los Angeles opening engagement of Angst includes a rare personal appearance by the film's cinematographer, legendary Oscar-winning Polish animator/experimentalist Zbig Rybczynski. Mr. Rybcynski will be in attendance for a special introduction and Q&A on June 12th.

Scored by Krautrock synth god Klaus Schulze (Tangerine Dream), Angst stars Erwin Leder (DAS BOOT, SCHINDLER'S LIST) as a maniacal killer based on the real-life serial murderer Werner Kniesek. Director Gaspar Noé (IRREVERSIBLE, ENTER THE VOID, LOVE) calls ANGST "the rarest unknown masterpiece of cinema" and cites the film as a major influence, "one that I have watched more than 40 times."

Following the Los Angeles and Seattle screenings, Angst will be showing at independent theaters and festivals in cities across North America through fall 2015 (additional theaters TBA).

6/12/2015 - Cinefamily, LA - Zbigniew Rybcynski in person!
6/13/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/15/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/16/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/17/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/12/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/13/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/20/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/17/2015 - Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston
6/19/2015 - Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
6/20/2015 - Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
7/10/2015 - Film Bar, Phoenix
7/10/2015 - Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
7/11/2015 - Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
7/10/2015 - Nitehawk Cinema, NYC
7/11/2015 - Nitehawk Cinema, NYC
7/10/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/11/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/12/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/13/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/14/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/15/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/16/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/16/2015 - The Royal Theatre – Rue Morgue Cinemacabre, Toronto
7/17/2015 - Doc Films, Chicago
7/18/2015 - Capital Theatre, Cleveland, OH
8/3/2015 - Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY

Synopsis: Lensed by acclaimed Polish cinematographer Zbigniew Rybczynski (Tango) and boasting a music score by Klaus Schulze (Manhunter), Schizophrenia tells the story of a psychopath recently released from prison.

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Gaspar Noe recently listed this as one of his 10 favorite films (http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/gaspar-noes-list-of-10-favorite-films-makes-perfect-terrifying-sense-20150520)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 27, 2015, 12:30:41 AM
May 26, 2015

Shakma (1990) from Code Red, limited to 3,000 copies

(http://i.imgur.com/HpHO2Ql.jpg)

Shakma (1990) - Screen Archives (https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/29039/SHAKMA-1990-3000-EDITION/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2tnp4QCKtk


Did I buy one? You bet your red baboon ass I did.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 27, 2015, 04:25:54 PM
2015 TBD

Benoit Jacquot's A Single Girl (1995) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/F0WLskK.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOU5irEzdVM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 02, 2015, 03:32:14 AM
Q4 2015 TBD

Maurice Pialat's Under the Sun of Satan (1987) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/tqqKmxX.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGi3TcaNecw


Pialat's Loulou, Van Gogh, The Mouth Agape, Get Your Diploma, and L'Amour Existe are also coming to blu-ray from Cohen Media Group in the future
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 06, 2015, 11:04:46 AM
September 8, 2015

John Huston's Fat City (1972) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/ZuRvxXI.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hm8pTUBa8Xo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reelist on June 06, 2015, 04:34:20 PM
That was the most boring trailer of all time
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 07, 2015, 03:10:33 AM
Have you seen the film
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Reelist on June 07, 2015, 10:18:57 AM
No. it looks great, though.



Carry on my wilder son



Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on June 08, 2015, 01:59:56 AM
thattrailer is horrible but fat city is amazing.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 08, 2015, 03:46:46 PM
Q4 2015 TBD

John Cassavetes' A Child Is Waiting (1963) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/Y8HPmrb.jpg)

Produced by Stanley Kramer, A Child is Waiting is set in an institution for the mentally handicapped, with many actual residents playing supporting and bit roles. Doctor Burt Lancaster and instructor Judy Garland often find themselves at odds over teaching methods, with Garland preferring an intense one-on-one approach with her students. Bruce Ritchey, a non-developmentally challenged youth, plays the retarded son of Gena Rowlands and Steven Hill, whose intellectual and social progress becomes the focal point of the film. The most uplifting sequence in A Child is Waiting takes place during a play staged by the genuinely handicapped children for their parents; while director John Cassavetes gilds the lily with close-ups of the teary-eyed audience, the kids themselves are earnest, engaging, and totally devoid of self-pity. According to Stanley Kramer, Judy Garland left her best work in this film on the cutting room floor; whenever completing a scene in which she'd exercised professional restraint, she'd insist upon a retake, then resort to the sobbing and breast-beating that her fans had come to expect.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxXcopSTZXg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuncAs8Z9pY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on June 08, 2015, 09:21:11 PM
Q4 2015 TBD

John Cassavetes' A Child Is Waiting (1963) on blu-ray from Kino


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxXcopSTZXg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuncAs8Z9pY

just watched this, a couple weeks ago. it was interesting to see Cassavetes learning at that stage in his career, working with two major Hollywood talents
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 09, 2015, 04:58:19 PM
Restoration trailers for Maurice Pialat's Loulou (1980) and Graduate First (1978), coming to blu-ray from Cohen Media Group in Q4 2015


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VbQhHfBBBQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lp8YHs9YeWE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on June 09, 2015, 05:32:35 PM
Restoration trailers for Maurice Pialat's Random Kissing (1978) and Random Kissing 2 (1980), coming to blu-ray from Cohen Media Group in Q4 2015

^ Fixed
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 13, 2015, 09:17:39 PM
July 8, 2015

Orson Welles' Mr. Arkadin (1955) on blu-ray from Carlotta France

(http://i.imgur.com/1tRTRW3.jpg)

Mr. Arkadin (1955) - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Mr-Arkadin-Blu-ray/dp/B00WRI4DAG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00WRI4DAG&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ShxkhB8IRA
^It's my favorite Orson Welles picture
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 15, 2015, 04:58:13 AM
June 15, 2015

Peter Greenaway's Drowning by Numbers (1988) on blu-ray from Mediumrare Entertainment

(http://i.imgur.com/bFeK40q.jpg)

Drowning by Numbers (1988) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drowning-by-Numbers-Blu-ray/dp/B00TZ0KBP0?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00TZ0KBP0&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOW2gpf17PA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 15, 2015, 11:35:14 PM
August 18, 2015

Gerald Kargl's Angst aka Schizophrenia (1983) on blu-ray from Cult Epics (US)

(http://i.imgur.com/HoEbGpw.jpg?2)

Gerald Kargl’s Angst Heading Back to U.S. Cinemas
via blu-ray.com

6/15/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/16/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/17/2015 - Cinefamily, LA
6/12/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/13/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/20/2015 - Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle
6/17/2015 - Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park, Houston
6/19/2015 - Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
6/20/2015 - Coolidge Corner Theatre, Boston
7/10/2015 - Film Bar, Phoenix
7/10/2015 - Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
7/11/2015 - Hi-Pointe Theatre, St. Louis
7/10/2015 - Nitehawk Cinema, NYC
7/11/2015 - Nitehawk Cinema, NYC
7/10/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/11/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/12/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/13/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/14/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/15/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/16/2015 - Gateway Film Center, Columbus, OH
7/16/2015 - The Royal Theatre – Rue Morgue Cinemacabre, Toronto
7/17/2015 - Doc Films, Chicago
7/18/2015 - Capital Theatre, Cleveland, OH
8/3/2015 - Alamo Drafthouse, Yonkers, NY

Synopsis: Lensed by acclaimed Polish cinematographer Zbigniew Rybczynski (Tango) and boasting a music score by Klaus Schulze (Manhunter), Schizophrenia tells the story of a psychopath recently released from prison.


Bruh, this movie is sick.

Hadrian Belove intro'd the movie (as he does every time he's there, pretty sure) and he quoted Rybczynski from his attendance on Friday -- the entire fucking movie was shot on a steadicam mount with the camera (and film) upside-down reflecting off a mirror. Rybczynski also edited this and well, it seems the credits are misleading and Rybczynski directed this movie. This movie absolutely 100% for sure inspired Enter the Void, way more than any other movie I've seen.

Now mentioning I thought the character portrayal was marvelous. I should say there simply isn't anything negative to say about this movie, and as Belove also said (also tonight he admitted his preference isn't for horror movies, they make him squeamish, and he appreciates all great movies but he isn't inherently a fan of horror movies) (hell yeah) the movie's a "stunner" for sure.

Rybczynski sample (he won an Oscar for this, "Tango"):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sci9scFN_TU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 16, 2015, 02:37:58 PM
September 8, 2015

The Coen Bros. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/Hy5zvsL.jpg)

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Man-Who-Wasnt-There-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZR3W3UK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ZR3W3UK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 16, 2015, 02:44:56 PM
ughck. it's like the cosmos are telling me "you shoulda fucking watched your dvd last month like you were yabbering, asshole"

(i watched the beginning of this movie recently but then fell asleep and unfortunately my interests drifted away before i returned to start over)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 16, 2015, 03:33:12 PM
September 7, 2015

Federico Fellini's Casanova (1976) on blu-ray from Mr. Bongo Films

(http://i.imgur.com/QnLdwFA.jpg)

Casanova (1976) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fellinis-Casanova-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZRU2WMM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ZRU2WMM&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKh4wR987ww


Btw there are region-free blu-ray players available from $95 here (https://www.220-electronics.com/region-free-blu-ray-players.html) and here (https://www.bombayelectronics.com/All_Multi_Region_Free_Blu_Ray_Players_s/72.htm)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 18, 2015, 06:34:56 PM
Q4 2015 TBD

The Crooked Way (1949) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/T9b2XRj.jpg)

A war hero recovers from amnesia and is confronted by his criminal past.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTWP3IIp5aM



A Bullet for Joey (1955) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/zQIBQ3x.jpg)

In Montreal, a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress are all involved.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 22, 2015, 03:20:26 PM
Another title I never thought would make it to this format...


November 17, 2015

André De Toth's Pitfall (1948) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/ycQmp2X.jpg)

Dick Powell plays a returning World War II veteran who at first blush would seem to have everything going his way, a good marriage with a beautiful and loving wife in Jane Wyatt and a healthy, energetic young son in Jimmy Hunt, along with a position as a Los Angeles insurance executive and a lovely home. Powell exhibits the restlessness that many returning servicemen experienced following a global military conflict. His penchant for excitement leads him into an extra-marital affair with sexy blonde model Lizabeth Scott. What propels "Pitfall" into the ranks of a chilling film noir drama is the appearance of a ruthless sociopath willing to destroy all in his path to secure his objective, which in this case is possessing Liz Scott, body and soul. Corrupt private detective Raymond Burr overlooks the unyielding rebuff of Scott, who detests him. Burr convinces himself that eventually her feelings will change. The element thrusting Powell into the combustible picture is Burr's selfish realization that Scott holds true feeling for the decent but fallible insurance executive. He believes that to have Scott all to himself he needs to destroy both Powell and her boyfriend, who is about to be released from jail, played by Byron Barr. If he can successfully play off one man against the other they will be removed from the picture, leaving him to take up romantically with Scott.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5IBCzVDgPI


Some reading about the movie:

It Might Get Quiet: "Ramrod" (de Toth, 1947) and "Pitfall" (de Toth, 1948) (https://mubi.com/notebook/posts/it-might-get-quiet-ramrod-de-toth-1947-and-pitfall-de-toth-1948)

Film Noir of the Week - Pitfall (1948) (http://www.noiroftheweek.com/2007/03/pitfall-1948.html)

Classic Movie Rambligs - Pitfall (1948) (http://dfordoom-movieramblings.blogspot.com/2011/11/pitfall-1948.html)

"The relative lack of overt noir visuals works to the film’s advantage. This is a nightmare played out in broad daylight and bright sunshine."
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 22, 2015, 03:29:47 PM
August 25, 2015

Sidney Lumet's Daniel (1983) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/Up5sRJt.jpg)

The fictionalized story of Daniel, the son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed as Soviet spies in the 1950s.

Daniel (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Daniel-Blu-ray/dp/B010CVV29O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010CVV29O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 26, 2015, 03:20:54 PM
June 30, 2015

Penelope Spheeris' The Decline of Western Civilization (1981-1988) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/9Rdec7I.jpg)

The Decline of Western Civilization - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Decline-Western-Civilization-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B00V02H58W?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1426937527&sr=1-20&tag=blurayforum-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qKlZELdJh8


Talking to Penelope Spheeris about time, rock 'n' roll, and The Decline of Western Civilization (http://www.theverge.com/2015/6/26/8851435/decline-of-western-civilization-documentary-penelope-spheeris-interview)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 27, 2015, 01:33:50 PM
July 14, 2015

John Huston's Beat the Devil (1953) on blu-ray from Film Detective

(http://i.imgur.com/9HX9H6F.jpg)

A quartet of international crooks -- Peterson, O'Hara, Ross and Ravello -- is stranded in Italy while their steamer is being repaired. With them are a British couple, the Dannreuthers. The four are headed for Africa, presumably to sell vacuum cleaners but actually to buy land supposedly loaded with uranium. They are joined by others who apparently have similar designs.

Beat the Devil (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Beat-the-Devil-Blu-ray/dp/B0107GC9UK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0107GC9UK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEKlrl33e9A
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 29, 2015, 02:19:51 PM
Penelope Spheeris on WTF (http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast/episodes/episode_615_-_penelope_spheeris)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 30, 2015, 05:31:16 PM
October 6, 2015

Eric Rohmer's Full Moon in Paris (1984) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/FXZQTNN.jpg)

Full Moon in Paris (1984) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Full-Moon-in-Paris-Blu-ray/dp/B010ONY634?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010ONY634&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbOoWKGOUek



Eric Rohmer's The Marquis of O (1976) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/7YIlGzA.jpg)

The Marquis of O (1976) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Marquise-of-O-Blu-ray/dp/B010ONY5XU?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010ONY5XU&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGh3slt0jzo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 01, 2015, 05:05:07 PM
August 11, 2015

Michael Tolkin's The New Age (1994) on blu-ray from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/GGs0jTr.jpg)

The New Age (1994) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-New-Age-Blu-ray/dp/B010P5FT5A?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B010P5FT5A&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYRhC8O3hjI



The Power of One (1992) on blu-ray from Fox

(http://i.imgur.com/rgwghiO.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 06, 2015, 01:40:21 PM
2015 TBD

Lucio Fulci's A Lizard in a Woman's Skin (1971) on blu-ray from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/2Ap8Z4h.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SmKikJ3_a0



September 21, 2015

Sidney Lumet's Dog Day Afternoon (1975) 40th Anniversary Edition from Warner Bros. (includes the documentary I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1352717/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1))

(http://i.imgur.com/FTlv0ch.jpg)

Dog Day Afternoon (1975) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dog-Day-Afternoon-Blu-ray/dp/B00ZVC2R5S?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00ZVC2R5S&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB6Gk5EtunI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k9p5BCWxOUU



October 20, 2015

G.W. Pabst's  Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/BBEm0Ff.jpg)

Thymiane Henning, an innocent young girl, is raped by the clerk of her father's pharmacy. She becomes pregnant, is rejected by her family, and must fend for herself in a harsh, cruel world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFpPTq5LyYg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 06, 2015, 02:57:03 PM
October 20, 2015

G.W. Pabst's  Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/BBEm0Ff.jpg)

Thymiane Henning, an innocent young girl, is raped by the clerk of her father's pharmacy. She becomes pregnant, is rejected by her family, and must fend for herself in a harsh, cruel world.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFpPTq5LyYg

That's front page news.

Beginning approximately with It, starring Clara Bow in '27, there's a terrific streak of female-lead Hollywood movies, in which women are empowered and impassioned and smart and fighting back against a world that could try to bring them down. I say it all the time -- women have been strong since the beginning of cinema. To put some greats next to some greats, Greta Gerwig does Clara on her Tuesdays. Amy Schumer is doing Mae West on a Friday morning. This streak ends with the introduction of the Hays Code, which code for me exemplifies the need to allow movies to be as honest and open as they can be.

Diary of a Lost Girl is a centerpiece for the melodramatic dimensions of this style. Sirk comes later you know, after the code, and certainly within the movies of Stirk there's art and fiery passions. But what's gone is the grit. Maybe someone thinks "Pabst in the 20s, oh who cares that's old," but I don't think you get again the grit of the pre-code until the 60s. Louise Brooks gets right down to portraits of dark girls, working again with Pabst for Pandora's Box, and as long as movies exist she'll be remembered.

Haven't worked into the conversation Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Mary Pickford, Bebe Daniels. So I mentioned my problem with the Hays Code, what about how bad it got after, with Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn. Oh, awful. I think Diary of a Lost Girl is a good movie for seeing the power of female-lead movies.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Larry on July 06, 2015, 03:07:06 PM

That's front page news.

Beginning approximately with It, starring Clara Bow in '27, there's a terrific streak of female-lead Hollywood movies, in which women are empowered and impassioned and smart and fighting back against a world that could try to bring them down. I say it all the time -- women have been strong since the beginning of cinema. To put some greats next to some greats, Greta Gerwig does Clara on her Tuesdays. Amy Schumer is doing Mae West on a Friday morning. This streak ends with the introduction of the Hays Code, which code for me exemplifies the need to allow movies to be as honest and open as they can be.

Diary of a Lost Girl is a centerpiece for the melodramatic dimensions of this style. Sirk comes later you know, after the code, and certainly within the movies of Stirk there's art and fiery passions. But what's gone is the grit. Maybe someone thinks "Pabst in the 20s, oh who cares that's old," but I don't think you get again the grit of the pre-code until the 60s. Louise Brooks gets right down to portraits of dark girls, working again with Pabst for Pandora's Box, and as long as movies exist she'll be remembered.

Haven't worked into the conversation Marlene Dietrich, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Mary Pickford, Bebe Daniels. So I mentioned my problem with the Hays Code, what about how bad it got after, with Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn. Oh, awful. I think Diary of a Lost Girl is a good movie for seeing the power of female-lead movies.


Jenks!!! I loved GW pabst's the Threepenny Opera..what a masterpiece,!!! the musical numbers were some of the greatest ive ever seen.. definitely need to watch more of his stuff, and diary of a lost girl & Pandora's Box are next.

Joan blondell is also one of the great female's of the cinema...my favorite role of hers at this moment would be in the magnificent "Nightmare Alley"** but i would be interested in your recommendations of her films

definitely need to still see Now, Voyager...one of those films I feel guilty about not seeing yet



**EDIT: actually i prefer her in OPENING NIGHT
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 12, 2015, 07:57:19 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ANLnzuP.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 13, 2015, 02:00:33 PM
Finally watched Equus last night. Thought it did a good job of exploring what it means to be human, and how difficult that is, and also there was the horse stuff. Its edits have a temporal rhythm, like Don't Look Now. And I appreciate the theatrics of the human condition: a beaten down Richard Burton admires the outrageously free Peter Firth, whose eyes are loaded with curiosity through the entire movie, and Burton's eyes are loaded with weariness. This movie is "realistic depressing" and a kinda classy first-world problems movie. It's reality converted into emotional perspective. Our culture now isn't serious enough about psychology to make this kind of movie. I think Firth would be into New Age and no one would have any questions about that "horse sprinkle" on his personality. That's just a side tale about ol' Firth. Robinson Devor's Zoo raised the horse love notch to a catastrophe, and the insanest always help the near-insane appear realistically ok. Thanks for recommending Equus, hand raise, spin, Magic Mike XXL, leave room.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 13, 2015, 03:24:24 PM
September 15, 2015

Walerian Borowczyk's The Beast (1975) from Arrow Films US

(http://i.imgur.com/icF1Oaq.jpg)

The head of a failing French family thinks that fate has smiled down on him when the daughter of a wealthy man agrees to be married to his son. The daughter and her aunt then travel out to the French countryside to meet with the family, unaware that a mysterious 'beast' is stalking the vicinity.

The Beast (1975) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Beast-Blu-ray/dp/B011CMJJSI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B011CMJJSI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSV0u3NjiCU


Walerian Borowczyk's Immoral Tales (1974) from Arrow Films US

(http://i.imgur.com/ayAcwDM.jpg)

Four erotic tales in various historical eras. The first, 'The Tide', is set in the present day, and concerns a student and his young female cousin stranded on the beach by the tide, secluded from prying eyes. 'Therese Philosophe' is set in the nineteenth century, and concerns a girl being locked in her bedroom, where she contemplates the erotic potential of the objects contained within it. 'Erzsebet Bathory' is a portrait of the sixteenth-century countess who allegedly bathed in the blood of virgins, while 'Lucrezia Borgia' concerns an incestuous fifteenth-century orgy involving Lucrezia, her brother, and her father the Pope.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWFEhSK0Cb8


Quote from: blu-ray.com
Sadly, these will be the only discs from Arrow's legendary Borowczyk box to get a US release, at least from Arrow - the US rights for the other three features and all the shorts are with another label.

Because of this, the two supporting shorts that were included on the UK discs (http://www.blu-ray.com/Walerian-Borowczyk/104710/#Bluray) of Immoral Tales and The Beast had to be dropped - but in their place we've added all the non-film-specific extras from the other three UK discs, including the hour-long Borowczyk portrait Obscure Pleasures.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 16, 2015, 04:48:10 AM
September 15, 2015

Christopher Guest's The Big Picture (1989) from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/RfywSl4.jpg)

When a film student wins an award for his artsy short, Hollywood comes calling and insists that he compromise his vision.

The Big Picture (1989) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Picture-Blu-ray/dp/B011PS51IG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B011PS51IG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KNyf9ExMxQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FF5qtoNC2l0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DDViEEu2AE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 16, 2015, 12:12:10 PM
^Its MSRP is going to be $15, but I bet it'll drop below $10 in no time. I have no inside knowledge about Mill Creek Entertainment, but I appreciate them in a general philosophical sense, and in fact they're so cheap and great I wish their releases would just arrive at my doorstep upon release.

This one's from January and currently costs $7 new:
(http://i.imgur.com/bRWIjcL.png)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swBay5ARz6A
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 16, 2015, 01:51:58 PM
The cost comes at a price - they have a generally terrible reputation for dumping movies on blu-ray with transfers only slightly better than DVD (or worse), i.e. their release of The Squid and the Whale (which should have its own release but was dumped on a single disc as a double feature with Running with Scissors). Their copy of The Lady from Shanghai is a major exception in terms of video quality, but they also weren't the ones to handle it initially. I actually don't think I own anything put out by them.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 16, 2015, 02:06:47 PM
I own Gamera: Guardian of the Universe/Attack of the Legion, perhaps the first Mill Creek release, but definitely stupid fucking movies that I'm an idiot for owning. I've tried now and then my entire life to like monster attack movies, and in my childhood I think I did like them, but I can't get back to liking them though I keep trying for some reason, I guess for the reason that I think it's better in life to like things than not like things, and there are many monster attack movies in existence.

I own The Legend of Billie Jean, which I'm very glad to own. I consider that some good FYI from Mill Creek. I own The Lady from Shanghai because of course I do.

That's my complete Mill Creek inventory.  My list is missing: The Wild One, Last Action Hero, Heartbreak Hotel, and soon The Big Picture. So I was being overnice to them but yeah, they're so cheap whatever, put 'em on my doorstep and I'll just deal.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 16, 2015, 02:13:40 PM
Forgot The Wild One was theirs, that transfer is supposed to be solid. Now things get complicated. Now I can't count on them being good or bad. Tricky.

Also jenk I don't know what this is but Straight Talk (1992) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Straight-Talk-Blu-ray/22090/) looks like something you'd appreciate
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on July 19, 2015, 03:14:01 AM
straight talk is GREAT
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 22, 2015, 08:25:28 PM
August 10, 2015

Arrow UK's upcoming limited edition blu-ray release of Videodrome (1983) contains supplements absent from Criterion's release, including the documentary David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme and a supplemental blu-ray disc containing newly restored versions of Cronenberg's early shorts Transfer (1966), From the Drain (1967), Stereo (1969) and Crimes of the Future (1970).

Crimes of the Future (1970) will be available on Criterion's upcoming release of The Brood (1979), and Stereo (1969) is already available on Criterion's release of Scanners (1981).

Full list of extra features here (http://www.cineoutsider.com/news/stories/15/07/160719.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/k93lemQ.jpg)

Videodrome (1983) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Videodrome-Blu-ray/dp/B00WZSOZFQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00WZSOZFQ&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 24, 2015, 12:12:22 AM
VinegarSyndrome.tv is fully funded (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vinegarsyndrome-tv-instant-digital-exploitation/) and happening

Quote from: VinegarSyndrome
We owe a BIG thank you to all of our Indiegogo supporters for helping us bring the largest collection of high-def Exploitation films online.

We can't wait to open the doors to over 250 feature films,consisting of our entire home video catalog, a few other partner labels and over 80 previously unreleased films.

We're launching August 20th on the web and Roku (iOS and Android apps to follow later this year).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 24, 2015, 10:44:29 PM
August 18, 2015

Gerald Kargl's Angst aka Schizophrenia (1983) on blu-ray from Cult Epics (US)

(http://i.imgur.com/HoEbGpw.jpg?2)

Delayed until October 13th
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 28, 2015, 04:36:29 PM
September 22, 2015

Dirty Work (1998) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/gq4jB0N.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpS_d37LWFk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 28, 2015, 04:53:51 PM
September 22, 2015

The American Dreamer (1971) on blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome/Etiquette Pictures

(http://i.imgur.com/HXAD7mz.jpg)

A documentary about actor/director Dennis Hopper, showing him at his home and studio putting together his film "The Last Movie."

The American Dreamer (1971) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-American-Dreamer-Blu-ray/dp/B012HF6TQY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B012HF6TQY&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9csAmyYF9ek
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on July 28, 2015, 06:15:24 PM
that documentary is fucking GREAT. must watch. super crazy.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 31, 2015, 10:39:51 PM
September 28, 2015

The Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection on blu-ray from BFI

(http://i.imgur.com/4eBMYn6.jpg)

-The Fallen Angel (1945)
-Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950)
-Whirlpool (1949)

The Otto Preminger Film Noir Collection - Amazon UK (http://)

The Fallen Angel (1945) and Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) will be released in the US by Twilight Time


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-hIA82_TuFo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEuRlGWW1O0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huqyli8aE_g
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 05, 2015, 11:41:16 PM
October 19, 2015

The Shohei Imamura Masterpiece Collection on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/FwUMrxU.jpg)

-Nishi-Ginza Station (1958)
-Stolen Desire (1958)
-Pigs & Battleships (1961)
-The Insect Woman (1963)
-A Man Vanishes (1967)
-Profound Desires of the Gods (1968)
-Vengeance is Mine (1979)
-The Ballad of Narayama (1983)   


The Shohei Imamura Masterpiece Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Shohei-Imamura-Masterpiece-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B013GM4KDG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B013GM4KDG&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 07, 2015, 05:40:49 PM
October 19, 2015

The Naked Prey (1965) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/8kcYwxZ.jpg)

The Naked Prey (1965) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Naked-Prey-Blu-ray/dp/B013JY850A?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B013JY850A&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



October 26, 2015

John Frankenheimer's Seconds (1966) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/lc71J0x.jpg)

Seconds (1966) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Seconds-Blu-ray/dp/B013JY85D2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B013JY85D2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 08, 2015, 05:53:22 PM
October 20, 2015

The Benoit Jacquot Collection on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/tbbdDrs.jpg)


-A Single Girl (1995)

A day in the life of a young and independent Parisian girl that is shot in real time as she copes with work and relationships.


-Keep It Quiet (1999)

Fabrice Luchini's businessman Grégoire has just done an undeserved stretch in the penitentiary for some sordid white-collar family business, but given his newfound hyper-awareness of the world and the way his wife (Huppert) and brother (Lindon) tiptoe around him, he might as well be returning from the dead. Keep It Quiet hides the particulars of many of its plot entanglements in order to concentrate on the complex emotions entangling its characters.


-The Disenchanted (1990)

Jacquot has often referred to this beautifully concentrated 1990 film as a new beginning, a break from the "theoretically" driven films of the 70s and 80s into the pursuit of "something human," in the director's words.

The film is built around the troubled countenance of 17-year-old Judith Godrèche in the role of Beth, a teenager in the midst of a painful moral education. She is put in the unenviable position of holding her family together and debasing herself at the suggestion of both her scornful bedridden mother and her no-good boyfriend. Everything begins and ends with Godrèche's extraordinary dark eyes, at once signaling emotional deprivation, wounded intelligence, and hard-won wisdom.

Jacquot and his extraordinary cinematographer Caroline Champetier give us the world as if refracted through those eyes, a strangely magical environment in which every object and encounter feels potentially ominous and/or liberating.

Jacquot once described the film perfectly in an interview with Gerald Peary and Peter Brunette: "Beth's losing her childhood, becoming a woman, and becoming disenchanted.


The Benoit Jacquot Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-Benoit-Jacquot-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B012OTHH1O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B012OTHH1O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


A Single Girl (1995) also has a planned standalone release (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11691.msg340204#msg340204) that I'm not sure is still happening


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOU5irEzdVM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4BtudE8x0E


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRFgW9qOZYM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 10, 2015, 06:01:03 PM
November 10, 2015

Woody Allen's Shadows and Fog (1991) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/Y7H3q3I.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 11, 2015, 04:13:34 PM
November 30, 2015

The Jacques Rivette Collection on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/gXWaiMc.jpg)

The Jacques Rivette Collection - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B013RKM732?redirect=true&ref_=s9_simh_gw_p74_d1_i2)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H49XxzpHKxk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 13, 2015, 12:17:27 AM
Q4 2015 TBD

Alain Resnais' Je t'aime je t'aime (1968) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/zQ8KD05.jpg)

Recovering from an attempted suicide, a man is selected to participate in a time travel experiment that has only been tested on mice. A malfunction in the experiment causes the man to experience moments from his past in a random order.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MlSzwU9OHg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 13, 2015, 02:46:13 PM
November 2015 TBD

Donald Cammell's The White of the Eye (1987) on blu-ray from Scream Factory, also available from Arrow UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00G5IVA46?keywords=the%20white%20of%20the%20eye&qid=1439495067&ref_=sr_1_1&s=dvd&sr=1-1)

(http://i.imgur.com/MNomiwT.jpg)

A serial killer is on the loose in and around the small community of Globe, Arizona, and housewife Joan White (Cathy Moriarty) gradually comes to suspect that her opera-loving hi-fi engineer husband Paul (David Keith) might know more than he s letting on...

So far so familiar, but in the hands of British visionary Donald Cammell (who wrote and co-directed Performance with Nicolas Roeg), the film becomes a dazzling kaleidoscope of images and ideas, spanning everything from Apache folklore, desert landscapes and stylish murder set-pieces that recall Dario Argento to a painfully vivid dissection of the emotional fissures undermining a modern marriage. It s all set to an equally eclectic score co-written by Pink Floyd s Nick Mason.

Described by the distinguished critic David Thomson as "one of the great secret works in cinema", White of the Eye is one of the most bizarre and unforgettable thrillers ever made.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHKVya-n298
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 14, 2015, 03:20:10 PM
August 18, 2015

Sidney Hayers' Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/epiQcSM.jpg)

The powers of dark magic rule the night in this chilling masterpiece of supernatural horror as a college campus turns into a nest of evil. Professor Norman Taylor (The Innocents Peter Wyngarde) has been enjoying unusual success at work lately, but could it be due to the magic his wife Tansy (Janet Blair) practices in secret? A natural skeptic, Norman is infuriated upon discovering her methods, but when he destroys her protective spells, a vindictive force puts both of their lives in mortal danger, leading to a final showdown that ranks as one of the most chilling in horror history.

Written by Richard Matheson and Charles Beaumont ("The Twilight Zone")

Burn, Witch, Burn (1962) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Burn-Witch-Burn-Blu-ray/dp/B00YQTCEI2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00YQTCEI2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYqStfjLk7Q


(http://i.imgur.com/iQvigHa.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8IHAFUW.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ZTbQmhF.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/qnsWBk2.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/OiogVbq.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 17, 2015, 05:04:12 PM
September 15, 2015 TBD

Edward Dmytryk’s Murder, My Sweet (1944) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/k4U8eA9.jpg)

Murder, My Sweet (1944) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Murder-My-Sweet-Blu-ray/dp/B0141SDSF0?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0141SDSF0&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfv6VmW7Io0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on August 20, 2015, 01:48:30 PM
October 20, 2015
Kino Lorber
Why: If you've ever wondered how Tim Burton could exist, this movie explains the social environment that grew him.
Have I Been Waiting Forever For This Release: Yes.


(http://i.imgur.com/ZOlonk7.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on August 20, 2015, 06:24:47 PM
hadn't heard about this before but it is a bummer, from Mondo Macabro:

Quote
BAD NEWS, EVERYBODY
As of now our proposed blu ray release of ALUCARDA is on indefinite hiatus. All usable elements for this film seem to have been lost. While we will never entirely give up the chase on this one – and if you know of any pristine film prints please get in contact here or at our webstore – we are currently at a complete loss. Many apologies to all the fans who have been so anxious for this release. Believe it, we are just as bummed as you. frown emoticon

I for one appreciate how this press release anticipates some people might flip their shit when they hear Alucarda can't make it to blu-ray.  Alucarda was directed by a producer of Fando y Lis and El Topo, Mondo Macabro also released his earlier House of Madness, but Alucarda is better, Alucarda is Dracula backwards with an additional a, and it's a vague adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's novella Carmilla, which had been vaguely adapted previously as e.g. Blood and Rose, The Vampire Lovers, Let's Scare Jessica to Death, and people still vaguely adapt it, since it's a supreme badass canonical horror piece that pre-dates and inspired Bram Stoker, and involves lesbians.

[edit]
while eating lasagna and thinking about wanting to read Carmilla I remember I've read it, it was included with Dreyer's Vampyr Criterion release.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 24, 2015, 07:49:47 PM
October 27, 2015

 Stéphane Lafleur's Tu dors Nicole (2014) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/PsVR2ke.jpg)

Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, Nicole, 22 years old, is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend Véronique. When Nicole's older brother shows up with his band to record an album, the girls' friendship is put to the test. Their vacation takes an unexpected turn, punctuated by a heatwave, Nicole's growing insomnia and the persistent courtship of a 10-year-old boy.

Tu dors Nicole (2014) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Tu-dors-Nicole-Blu-ray/dp/B012ELB18W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B012ELB18W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asn5XU-TcTY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 27, 2015, 01:08:07 PM
November 17, 2015

F.W. Murnau's Faust (1926) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/py3Sajb.jpg)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lmaBc9TAxc



F.W. Murnau's Tabu (1931) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/DnRy8YY.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmHQjE_YCGw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 28, 2015, 12:20:54 PM
November 17, 2015

Jacques Becker's One Deadly Summer (1983) on blu-ray from Tanelorn Films

(http://i.imgur.com/kmmNRez.jpg)

Isabelle Adjani stars in this tale of misunderstanding, obsession, and madness. Elaine, a beautiful young women settles into a small town in the south of France with her introverted mother and physically handicapped father.

Traumatized by her knowledge that her mother was raped by three Italian immigrants before she was born, Elaine thinks she's on a trail of vengeance when she's courted by a young garage mechanic (Alain Souchon), whose father, now dead, was an Italian immigrant who owned a mechanical piano, the only clue to the identity of her mother's aggressors. But as the story unfolds in Rashomon-like flashbacks and narrations, the tale becomes increasingly complex and leads inexorably to a stunning conclusion.


One Deadly Summer (1983) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/One-Deadly-Summer-Blu-ray/dp/B014LHPGOC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B014LHPGOC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9iyWQy7PQw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 28, 2015, 12:54:12 PM
October 27, 2015

Abel Ferrara's Dangerous Game (1993) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/7J21CH7.jpg)

From the director of Bad Lieutenant comes this absorbing look at the dark side of Hollywood. Vividly raw and shocking, Dangerous Game stars two of today's most passionate and controversial performers: Harvey Keitel and Madonna. Although he's an experienced director, nothing can prepare Eddie Israel (Keitel) for what occurs on the set of his new project. Helming a film about an abusive marriage, Eddie gets incredibly real performances from his actors. But more horrifying than the scripted violence is the fact that the brutality begins to seep off the set and into real life. As Eddie becomes more involved with his production and, specifically, his leading lady (Madonna), he too becomes entangled in this terrifying trap — one where the fantasy world of his film becomes his haunting reality.

Dangerous Game (1993) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Game-Blu-ray/dp/B014L2Y90O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-080-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B014L2Y90O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQDit9Bf7kA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 01, 2015, 02:05:11 AM
Vinegar Syndrome's streaming service Exploitation.TV (http://exploitation.tv/) is live
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 17, 2015, 08:10:45 PM
November 24, 2015

Jacques Rivette's Out 1 (1971) on blu-ray from Carlotta US

(http://i.imgur.com/XggJujw.jpg)

Out 1 (1971) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014LHPGXI/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B0q7piI4ekQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 26, 2015, 06:21:21 PM
December 7, 2015

Andre De Toth's Day of the Outlaw (1959) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/mgDtwdY.jpg)

Day of the Outlaw (1959) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B015OBHC7I/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

Quote from: CriterionForum
This film is a favorite of Martin Scorsese's...

It's [...] something like Antonioni making a Western—there's something in the landscapes, the staging, and the long takes that puts me in mind of Story of a Love Affair or L'Avventura.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cWQfPByfKI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 28, 2015, 05:50:30 PM
December 7, 2015

Elaine May's A New Leaf (1971) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/uZf7hvH.jpg)

The great Walter Matthau stars as Henry, a once-rich playboy who has obliviously spent his entire inheritance. Desperate to marry into further financial support, he meets Henrietta (Elaine May), a shy, awkward, though independently wealthy botany professor. What follows is a giddy tale of dubious legal advice, ruthless skullduggery and ferns.   

A New Leaf (1971) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/A-New-Leaf-Blu-ray/dp/B015WRBZ72?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B015WRBZ72&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 29, 2015, 10:40:29 PM
April 5, 2016

John S. Rad's Dangerous Men (2005) on blu-ray from Drafthouse

(http://i.imgur.com/FulhZ42.jpg)

Dangerous Men (2005) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Men-Blu-ray/dp/B019D3J3XY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B019D3J3XY&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aGtwQRLcLw

The fanatical brainchild of Iranian polymath John Rad, Dangerous Men is a passion project that remained in obsessive production for nearly two decades before finally debuted in Californian theaters in 2005. An unflappably prodigious creative force, Rad handled much of the technical duties of the film, appearing multiple times in the film's credits as the director, writer, location scout, producer, executive producer, and more.

Despite initially languishing at the box office during its limited theatrical release, and never finding a likeminded audience before Rad's untimely death in 2007, Dangerous Men developed a devoted following before vanishing as mysteriously as it appeared. Chief among them was Hadrian Belove, of the independent Los Angeles theater The Cinefamily, who saw the film multiple times during its brief theatrical run, and alerted Drafthouse Films and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema programming teams to the existence of the film. Working with the late artist's family, the team worked tirelessly alongside the American Genre Film Institute to locate and restore the original film.

"It took us almost three and a half years of continuous begging, pleading and debasement before John Rad's family agreed to license us the film," said Drafthouse COO James Emanuel Shapiro. "It was well worth it! We are immensely proud that we've carved out our own niche of mind-shredding repertory releases and beyond thrilled to unleash what should very much be considered the Holy Grail of Holy F*cking Sh#t on audiences worldwide!"


(http://i.imgur.com/BkCNRrj.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 08, 2015, 10:38:27 PM
December 8, 2015

Leni Riefenstahl's Triumph of the Will (1935) on blu-ray from Synapse

(http://i.imgur.com/mgiMr1s.jpg)

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Triumph of the Will (1935) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Triumph-Will-2015-Remaster-Blu-ray/dp/B0161TTI42?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1443729106&sr=1-67&refinements=p_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011&tag=blurayforum-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4gVcHE2HcU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 09, 2015, 03:54:52 PM
January 19, 2015

Hal Ashby's Bound for Glory (1976) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/eTc2wAh.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNled6wh18c


Hal Ashby's The Last Detail (1973) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/2mb7cIx.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSKyLcQS_gU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 12, 2015, 03:21:34 PM
October 19, 2015

Russ Meyer's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) on blu-ray from Russ Meyer Films

(http://i.imgur.com/gm6MOco.jpg)

Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) - Russ Meyer Films (http://www.rmfilms.com/store/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3JjyvQzSJI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on October 12, 2015, 04:14:27 PM
so it must be that it's somehow advantageous that he distributes his own movies, i think it's because he gets all the money back to him absolutely, but i think him and Frederick Wiseman should let out their riches and any artist decision that impedes the audience isn't worth it, ultimately, i don't think, but also we just need someone to buy them like what happened with Disney and Star Wars hey listen, my question here is does it come out on October 19, 2015 and there isn't a listed price? omg how many dollars is it? is at $30? if it's more than $30 what. ever.

i might not be looking at this page right, i'm wondering about the price. talking with people who remember how expensive laserdiscs were is always fun. good chat and thanks.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 22, 2015, 03:23:34 PM
Blog update (https://distribpixblog.wordpress.com/2015/10/19/did-you-ever-hear-the-words-blue-sunshine/) on the 4K restoration of Jeff Lieberman's Blue Sunshine (1978) for blu-ray

Quote
It has been screened in Brooklyn at Nitehawk Cinema, and upstate NY at Proctor’s Theater and is headed out west in November for its LA premiere at Cinefamily.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 23, 2015, 05:05:05 PM
December 2015 TBD

Roman Polanski's Che? (1972) on blu-ray from Koch Media (Germany)

(http://i.imgur.com/malE5ib.jpg)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4FUD6U_acA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 04, 2015, 05:15:07 PM
February 23, 2016

Eric Rohmer's Pauline at the Beach (1983) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/124p1ar.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UMQeKry5CI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 05, 2015, 09:59:59 PM
November 3, 2015

Ulli Lommel's Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) on blu-ray from Arrow USA

(http://i.imgur.com/mBA6lqm.jpg)

This dark horror film from director Ulli Lommel was based on the real-life crimes of Fritz Haarman (Kurt Raab), the so-called "Vampire of Dusseldorf" who murdered over 25 young boys, drank their blood, and sold their flesh as black-market meat. Several German films had depicted Haarman's murderous exploits, most notably Fritz Lang's classic M (1931), but Lommel's version is far more graphic and horrifying. Produced by filmmaker Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who also appears, the film revels in pseudo-Expressionistic imagery which sears itself into the viewer's mind. Raab's performance is reminiscent of both Peter Lorre in M and Max Schreck in the vampire classic Nosferatu (1922), but is unforgettable in its own right. A deeply disturbing cinematic poem about the face of true evil.

Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B011CMJJLA/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


According to this thread (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070957/board/flat/136411720?p=1), it sounds like the on-set relationship between Lommel and Fassbinder was similar to Hooper/Spielberg on Poltergeist


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RC0XoirgvmQ


(http://i.imgur.com/as9dASS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/JE8WJMx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zQWVEbP.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 09, 2015, 05:31:34 PM
February 2, 2016

Ate de Jong's Highway to Hell (1991) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/TWm3q5J.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZYWIUA2.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zh1Lfr_Ass


I vaguely remember seeing this on tv about 20 years ago and thinking it was fun. No promises with this one.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 12, 2015, 08:45:59 PM
February 8, 2016

Richard Fleischer's Compulsion (1959) from Signal One Entertainment

(http://i.imgur.com/m5BiT7W.jpg)

Loosely based on the famous 1924 murder trial of thrill-killers Loeb and Leopold, two homosexual students who murdered a young boy to demonstrate their intellectual superiority.

Compulsion (1959) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Compulsion-Blu-ray/dp/B017MNXKT0?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B017MNXKT0&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbo1Bp7zWB0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 18, 2015, 12:35:52 AM
Out Today

Killer Workout aka Aerobicide (1987) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/fbSU1fM.jpg)

Killer Workout (1987) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Killer-Workout-Blu-ray/dp/B013C6ORWA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-021-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B013C6ORWA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTRI3Y1OWv4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6G_AXzOJKY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on November 18, 2015, 01:24:09 PM
those YouTube videos provide what i'm calling a nice and tidy summary, thanks
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 19, 2015, 03:36:26 PM
February 23, 2016

Fritz Lang's Woman in the Moon (1929) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/bvLU2hH.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXQEHDyCCTs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on November 23, 2015, 02:49:28 PM
Carlotta Films Enters the U.S. Market
via blu-ray.com

Paris-based Carlotta Films has announced that it is launching a U.S. distribution company, which will be known as Carlotta Films U.S. The new company, which will be run by Calantha Mansfield, will focus on bringing classic and little seen independent films to the American market.

The first films Carlotta Films U.S. will distribute theatrically are restored prints of Leos Carax's Boy Meets Girl (1984), starring Denis Lavant, Mireille Perrier, and Carroll Brooks, and Mauvais sang a.k.a The Night is Young (1986), starring Michel Piccoli, Juliette Binoche, and Denis Lavant, as well as Charles Lane's Sidewalk Stories (1989), starring Charles Lane, Nicole Alysia, and Tom Alpern.

Preliminary release dates for upcoming Blu-ray and DVD releases have not yet been revealed.

i like how this is where Sidewalk Stories is mentioned. i ordered it today, following my monthly policy of ordering off Amazon movies i've been thinking about and are currently at their lowest prices evar. i bought this and Away We Go. you people who are PTA fans, idk idk about trashing on this movie. we gotta have a family chat, i'll watch Away We Go again soon. here's the trailer for Sidewalk Stories:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRuJNJ8lfK8

[edit]
this edit is being performed before i post this. i did what's called "pulled an assumption" on Away We Go getting some trash talk here, but in the Xixax thread ©brad is the first to appreciate it, and it's unanimously appreciated actually. i think i agree, that's how i remember feeling about the movie. i think perhaps Sam Mendes is a tricky name because of American Beauty, which could be a great movie, which could be a terrible movie, honestly it's not a common topic in movie chats because it's such a rocky conversation, like Crash, it's only brought up like this while someone makes a point that seems incontestable, that American Beauty got majorly harshed by some people.

because really how you worry a person is you make them worry about their opinion. i like that there was that kind of worry around the release of Away We Go. i try never to get worried about my opinion. and some operational names here are Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida. i have the opinion that i'm glad they wrote the screenplay. then the actors, there's a complimentary roster. i feel about Away We Go perhaps how i feel about Young Adult, where there are some tricky names but there are some great names, and the movie pulls itself off so who cares. how's the movie? the question is always: how is the movie?

(made myself excited while typing this i realized)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 24, 2015, 07:48:01 PM
December 1, 2015

Curtis Harrington's Queen of Blood (1966) from Kino

see also: Night Tide (1961) (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11691.msg327143#msg327143) (and max's review (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13078.0))

(http://i.imgur.com/eO1kett.jpg)

Queen of Blood (1966) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B015UDENPO/dvdaficionado)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGkLMDaEnNk


(http://i.imgur.com/EcToPZj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7vsi4FV.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/jqvVPZ9.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/z9sHKpv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/hI78ACu.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 06, 2015, 12:25:29 AM
March 29, 2016

The Gong Show Movie (1980) (written by Robert Downey Sr.) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/oIOQQa6.jpg)

A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown and other comical characters involved in his life and work on the TV show.

The Gong Show Movie (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B018WQBNBS/?tag=blurayforum-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NKnv37G7kU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 15, 2015, 06:58:40 PM
TBD

Christopher Guest's A Mighty Wind (2003) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/cVPJ3Z6.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujUehfDYkfU


March 15, 2016

Jean-Luc Godard's A Married Woman (1964) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/0C4Ndo3.jpg)

A Married Woman (1964) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/A-Maried-Woman-Blu-ray/dp/B019EC9R1W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-032-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B019EC9R1W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

A MARRIED WOMAN is an often overlooked masterwork from Godard's most productive period. The plot appears to be simple: Charlotte (Macha Méril) is a young married woman having an affair with an actor. When she discovers that she is pregnant, she must decide which man is the father and which man she will stay with. In Godard's hands, however, the film, described as a film about a woman's beauty and the ugliness of her world, is also a biting critique of consumer culture and the media constructed obsession with image. Subtitle Fragments of a film shot in 1964, in black and white, Godard creates a modernist collage that is beautifully shot by Godard's longtime cinematographer Raoul Coutard. The Cohen Media Group is proud to present for the first time in the US this stunning new restoration from the original negative.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8xtvvpBahg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 15, 2015, 07:19:10 PM
Upcoming Film Movement Classics Blu-ray Releases
via blu-ray.com

ANTONIA'S LINE (Marleen Gorris, 1995, Netherlands, Dutch, 102 min) - In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother's farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town's tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy come to Antonia and Danielle and the pair foster a vibrant circle of strong, liberated women. ANTONIA'S LINE won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film, 1996 and will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of this win in 2016.

THE BEST INTENTIONS (Bille August, 1992, Sweden, Swedish, 182 min) - Swedish master Ingmar Bergman penned this loving tribute to his parent's epic romance. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Åkerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. Urbane Anna can't stand living in the rural county and grows increasingly restless. She returns to Uppsala and the couple's love and commitment are put to the test.

BOILING POINT (Takeshi Kitano, 1990, Japan, Japanese, 97 min) - In the second film from action auteur Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano, two members of a Japanese junior baseball team get mixed up with the local yakuza after their coach is attacked by gangsters. The pair gets more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge in this violent and strangely humorous revolutionary take on the yakuza picture.

KAMIKAZE 89 (Wolf Gremm, 1982, Germany, German, 106 min) - In his last acting role, legendary director Rainer Werner Fassbinder plays Jansen, an expert cop living in a dystopic future (and clad in a sharp leopard skin jacket) where a mysterious organization known as The Combine controls all media. After The Combine?s headquarters receives several bomb threats, Jansen is tasked with infiltrating the nefarious conglomerate. This cult classic features a soundtrack by Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream and an array of New German Cinema stars, including Brigitte Mira (Ali: Fear Eats the Soul), Frank Ripploh (Taxi Zum Klo), and Gunter Kaufmann (The Marriage of Maria Braun).

ONCE WERE WARRIORS (Lee Tamahori, 1994, New Zealand, English, 102 min) - Jake Heke lives with his family in a tenement house for native Maori in the slums of Auckland. Despite his love and devotion, Jake?s battle with alcoholism frequently results in terrifyingly erratic outbursts in front of his children and violent beatings of his wife Beth. After Jake loses his job, each member of the Heke family is forced to face their own personal demons and the societal constraints that shackle native New Zealanders.

THE QUIET EARTH (Geoff Murphy, 1985, New Zealand, English, 91 min) - In this sci-fi cult classic, Zac Hobson, a mid-level scientist working on a global energy project, wakes up to a nightmare. After his project malfunctions, Zac discovers that he may be the last man on Earth. As he searches empty cities for other survivors, Zac's mental state begins to deteriorate - culminating in the film's iconic and hotly debated ending.

UGLY, DIRTY, AND BAD (Ettore Scola, 1976, Italy, Italian, 116 min) - Acclaimed Italian auteur Ettore Scola (celebrating his 85th birthday in 2016) pairs up with legendary actor Nino Manfredi in this irreverent Cannes-winning grotesque comedy. Giacinto (Manfredi), along with four generations of his sprawling, crooked clan, lives in a cramped, dilapidated home on the outskirts of Rome. When a work accident leaves him blind in one eye, the derelict suddenly finds himself rolling in insurance money. Refusing to share the wealth, Giacinto?s relatives concoct several harebrained plots in hopes of wrenching the riches away.

VIOLENT COP (Takeshi Kitano, 1989, Japan, Japanese, 103 min) - In his directorial debut, and one of his first dramatic roles, writer/director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano plays Detective Azuma, a hostile cop who?s not afraid of using violent means to catch his culprits. When his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's Dirty Harry-style tactics escalate in his quest for vengeance in this stunningly innovative cops-and-robbers thriller.   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Garam on December 15, 2015, 11:48:19 PM
THE QUIET EARTH (Geoff Murphy, 1985, New Zealand, English, 91 min) - In this sci-fi cult classic, Zac Hobson, a mid-level scientist working on a global energy project, wakes up to a nightmare. After his project malfunctions, Zac discovers that he may be the last man on Earth. As he searches empty cities for other survivors, Zac's mental state begins to deteriorate - culminating in the film's iconic and hotly debated ending.

This film is so much fun.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2015, 04:17:15 PM
May 17, 2016

Christian Marquand's Candy (1968)) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/SBHIh18.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/NRaj01a.jpg)

Candy (1968) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Candy-Blu-ray/dp/B01CJ5WWSQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-030-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CJ5WWSQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Candy Christian (Ewa Aulin) is an innocent yet luscious high school student when fate sends her on a far-out journey of sexual discovery. On her trippy travels, Candy encounters lust and lunacy at the hands - and other body parts - of a drunken poet (Richard Burton), a Mexican gardener (Ringo Starr), a patriotic general (Walter Matthau), a mad surgeon (James Coburn), and a mystic guru (Marlon Brando). Can the world's most stalwart members get their own sweet piece of Candy? Or will a final freaky twist swallow her whole forever?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XghPOP2b9mw


March 15, 2016

Sun, Sand, and Sweat Collection from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/bSvEX7b.jpg)

-Hardbodies (1984)
-Perfect (1985)
-Private Resort (1985)
-Spring Break (1983)

(http://i.imgur.com/2FtZywB.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBpevNjJbWU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2015, 10:25:35 PM
January 26, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/LCQok5o.jpg)

The Wrong Man (1956) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019HPJBY4?keywords=the%20wrong%20man&qid=1450412659&ref_=sr_1_2&refinements=p_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011&s=movies-tv&sr=1-2)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wpZuOhvrao
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 22, 2015, 04:42:08 PM
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

(http://i.imgur.com/drdIByf.jpg)

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

(http://i.imgur.com/AhFqVFU.jpg)

Howard the Duck (1986) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Howard-the-Duck-Blu-ray/dp/B019OI2B32?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B019OI2B32&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 29, 2015, 02:09:41 AM
April 12, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/S6111nS.jpg)

Blazing Magnum aka Shadows in an Empty Room (1976) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AVMS8U0?keywords=blazing%20magnum&qid=1454457667&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)

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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk2GGruHEl4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 01, 2016, 06:13:49 PM
Available Now

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

(http://i.imgur.com/AdS356J.jpg)

Forbidden Hollywood Collecton Vol. 9 - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015XC8GLO?keywords=forbidden%20hollywood%209&qid=1451693316&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)


And DVDBeaver has made an in-depth end of the year (http://www.dvdbeaver.com) post, detailing some of the year's best releases.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 04, 2016, 08:21:29 PM
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)

(http://i.imgur.com/8bdYd5n.jpg)

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.


Madame X (1966) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Madame-X-Blu-ray/dp/B01BOV6TUS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BOV6TUS&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVus5ARFil4


(http://i.imgur.com/KuQnsTa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yyIUzDB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/DeVMHtl.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/tcfP0zF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4JYtwZh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ikGGLzR.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kQGFCe3.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 08, 2016, 11:02:41 PM
Q1 2016 TBD

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

(http://i.imgur.com/JSOpIGK.jpg)

The Big Sleep (1946) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Big-Sleep-Blu-ray-Humphrey-Bogart/dp/B01ACP59XA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452317873&sr=8-2&keywords=the+big+sleep+blu-ray)


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

(http://i.imgur.com/71DVwA3.jpg)

Key Largo (1948) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Key-Largo-Blu-ray-Humphrey-Bogart/dp/B01ACP5AXE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452317882&sr=8-2&keywords=key+largo+blu-ray)


February 16, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/A41m4dL.jpg)

I Confess (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ACP5426?keywords=i%20confess%20blu-ray&qid=1452317745&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on January 09, 2016, 02:26:57 PM
^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:

(http://i.imgur.com/b7jHZzi.jpg)

it was cheaper alone than in its set:

(http://i.imgur.com/YSeihl5.jpg)

this is Merrily We Go To Hell's synopsis:

Quote
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.

(http://i.imgur.com/dPUhFVN.jpg)

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.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 13, 2016, 07:40:37 AM
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)

(http://i.imgur.com/lcHcz4S.jpg)

Rocco and His Brothers (1961) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AJTERJ6/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kK1WXnyEkBk


March 28, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/f9DvFH7.jpg)

Eureka (1983) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01AJTERXC/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

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.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paz1GsaZMuU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 16, 2016, 11:24:29 AM
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 (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/deep-red-3/). Sold out everywhere except Amazon Italy. Standard edition (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Deep-Red-Blu-ray/149829/) blu-ray coming on May 30, 2016.

(http://i.imgur.com/DtP8zxV.jpg)

Deep Red (1975) - Amazon Italy (http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B0117WYPMI?keywords=deep%20red&qid=1452964412&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1)


Full size comparison screencaps at DVDBeaver (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film5/blu-ray_reviews_70/deep_red_blu-ray.htm), some resized comparisons below - Old Arrow UK/Kino release top, new Arrow 4K transfer on the bottom (some quality loss)

(http://i.imgur.com/FiRgRmE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/TPC6KVC.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/lf87ONh.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/nDU7IkE.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/ifo4YDb.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/AbR628f.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/zPqiwxz.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/VToEyMR.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 21, 2016, 06:53:24 PM
April 12, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/BgB1h5q.jpg)

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 (http://www.flickeralley.com/film-noir/?utm_source=film-noir-pre-order-announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_content=header-image&utm_campaign=Film-Noir)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSbSIQbaIbw



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

(http://i.imgur.com/6mYVJvT.jpg)

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 (http://www.flickeralley.com/film-noir/?utm_source=film-noir-pre-order-announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_content=header-image&utm_campaign=Film-Noir)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 27, 2016, 03:51:48 PM
February 23, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/Atfhwbf.jpg)

Tenebrae (1982) - Diabolik DVD (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/category/Horror-%5Bsl%5D-Thriller/Tenebrae-(Synapse-LE-3000-Steelbook-CD-%5Bsl%5D-Blu~Ray-%5Bsl%5D-DVD-Combo).html)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkUpGi2N8wo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 01, 2016, 05:24:03 PM
May 17, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/NxkbBRh.jpg)

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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvbXDqIQfwg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 02, 2016, 02:48:44 AM
April 19, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/ck2Yyng.jpg)

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

Quote
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 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/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 (http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html)

(http://i.imgur.com/xgA3xSw.jpg)

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


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGtMzI93q0w
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 02, 2016, 01:43:58 PM
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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VWPKxDgwBg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 02, 2016, 03:14:43 PM
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 (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0024FAG80/dvdaficionado) box set.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTnaE0VA6ls

Nice find on the Can song.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 02, 2016, 05:49:09 PM
May 24, 2016

Michael Mann’s Manhunter (1986) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/j9w7PKY.jpg)
ugggghhhh

Manhunter (1986) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Manhunter-Blu-ray/dp/B01BHCPQPS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BHCPQPS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

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The supplemental features that will be included on the release have not yet been detailed, but the label has confirmed that director Mann is directly involved with the release.


May 24, 2016

Curtis Hanson’s Bad Influence (1990) from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/IYu6YgR.jpg)

Bad Influence (1990) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Influence-Blu-ray/dp/B01BHCPR0W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BHCPR0W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
A milquetoast executive is befriended by a seductive stranger, who convinces him to come out of his shell with disastrous results.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB81ieosn9c
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2016, 02:12:04 PM
February 9, 2016

Otto Preminger’s Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/4jja4iM.jpg)

Where the Sidewalk Ends (1950) - Screen Archives (https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30905/WHERE-THE-SIDEWALK-ENDS-1950/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA4mk1ecGs8



February 9, 2016

Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat (1953) limited edition re-issue from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/heCxLiB.jpg)

The Big Heat (1953) - Screen Archives (https://www1.screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/30898/THE-BIG-HEAT-1953-ENCORE-EDITION/)



February 26, 2016

Val Lewton & Jacques Tourneur’s Cat People (1942) on blu-ray from IVC Japan

(http://i.imgur.com/3GgpF2E.jpg)

Cat People (1942) - Amazon Japan (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018W5GCH4/dvdbeaver-22/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ADPSaybusM

Heard a rumor about Criterion obtaining the rights to Cat People, hope they have the other Val Lewton titles as well.



February 26, 2016

Val Lewton & Jacques Tourneur’s I Walked with a Zombie (1943) on blu-ray from IVC Japan

(http://i.imgur.com/2UhbD7X.jpg)

I Walked with a Zombie (1943) - Amazon Japan (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B018W5GC2O/dvdbeaver-22/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6SWz27OXac



April 29, 2016

Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night (1948) on blu-ray from IVC Japan

(http://i.imgur.com/6d1TGro.jpg)

They Live by Night (1948) - Amazon Japan (http://www.amazon.co.jp/They-Live-by-Night-Blu-ray/dp/B01BF3H7WE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-22&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BF3H7WE&m=AN1VRQENFRJN5)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fgEAlwopjY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2016, 04:12:41 PM
April 11, 2016

Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor (1975) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/ov7XOtn.jpg)

Three Days of the Condor (1975) - Amazon UK  (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Three-Days-of-the-Condor-Blu-ray/dp/B01BF2YN3G?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BF2YN3G&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



April 18, 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci's 1900 (1976) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/yuSAVCQ.jpg)

1900 (1976) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/1900-Blu-ray/dp/B01BF2YN6I?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BF2YN6I&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



April 18, 2016

Man with a Movie Camera + Other Works by Dziga Vertov from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/biE9h7L.jpg)

Man with a Movie Camera + Other Works by Dziga Vertov - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Man-with-a-Movie-Camera-and-Other-Works-by-Dziga-Vertov-Blu-ray/dp/B01BF2YMXM?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BF2YMXM&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 04, 2016, 03:28:23 PM
omfg

Q2 2016 TBD

José Ramón Larraz's Symptoms (1974) from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/CGhqYhs.jpg)

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In this somber horror gem, Helen (Angela Pleasance, daughter of Donald) brings Anne (Lora Heilbron, star of Freddie Francis’ THE CREEPING FLESH, 1973) to her family’s creepy, rarely used forest estate where they can unwind from the stress of city life and focus on their writing. The woods may be lovely, dark, and deep, but the promises they keep lead to sex, murder, and insanity!

From Jose Ramon Larraz, the director of the vampire cult classic VAMPRYRES (1974), comes SYMPTOMS (1974), part-Lewis Carroll forest fantasia, part-erotic thriller, part-Bergman-esque chamber of trauma, and 100% mental mindfuck. SYMPTOMS fits into a loose series of films by Larraz made in the early 1970s that includes the aforementioned VAMPYRES, as well as WHIRLPOOL (1970), DEVIATION (1971), and THE HOUSE THAT VANISHED (1974), all of which revolve around a small core cast of characters who venture into the woods and find themselves in a surreal, sexual, and psychotic nightmare.

Striking sustained notes of quiet unease that crescendo into madness, SYMPTOMS epitomizes the minimalist narrative, pastoral beauty, ethereal ermines, and genre revisionism that characterized Larraz’s work in this period.

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For years only viewable as a blurry bootleg derived from an early 80s British TV broadcast, this haunting thriller can now be seen as it was intended with a brand new HD transfer of the recently discovered negatives. It's taken us more than 15 years of searching and negotiating to get here, but with the indispensable assistance of the BFI Mondo Macabro can finally bring this film to the world on Blu-ray and DVD.

Symptoms is an intense and claustrophobic study of a woman's descent into madness and murder. Made in the same years as Larraz's better known Vampyres with much of the same crew and a similar vibe, Symptoms is more atmospheric and ambiguous, and less exploitative. But it casts a powerful spell and is perhaps the most potent example of director Jose Larraz's unique style.

Starring Angela Pleasance (From Beyond the Grave) in what is probably her best ever role, Symptoms is a film whose time has finally come. After premiering at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival as the official UK entry and a brief theatrical run, the film sank into almost complete obscurity until being rescued from oblivion by books like Tohill and Tombs' Immoral Tales and the ever-diligent video underground. With this stunning new Blu ray release Symptoms can now be seen as the masterpiece of 70s horror that it truly is.

Special Features:
-The 2011 documentary on Jose Larraz, ON VAMPYRES AND OTHER SYMPTOMS
-FROM BARCELONA to TUNBRIDGE WELLS, a 1999 TV documentary on Larraz, part of the EUROTIKA! series
-New interviews with stars Angela Pleasence and Lorna Heilbron and editor Brian Smedley-Aston

The retail version of this release will be preceded by a limited, numbered version (500 copies only) with exclusive extras, only available through MondoMacabro.BigCartel.com


Symptoms - Spectacle Theater Trailer (https://vimeo.com/76366417)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 04, 2016, 05:02:29 PM
the ever-diligent video underground.

"brands come and go but the underground is forever."
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 05, 2016, 02:47:47 PM
wilder (or anyone) do you know what's going on with Drafthouse blu-ray releases for Wake in Fright and Miami Connection? curious what this means about the overall nature of Drafthouse blu-ray releases. Wake in Fright appears OOP and currently sells at $68 on Amazon. that gave me such anxiety i watched with a friend his copy last night. now i still have anxiety, but i've seen the movie more recently (i should own it, it's so good). Miami Connection i already own because i'm like that, it currently sells for $62 new.

i admit i'm being lazy and performed a cursory google search, hoping someone can give me facts.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 05, 2016, 04:03:45 PM
Seems they're both still in print, or are officially but for all intents and purposes seem OOP due to the following reasons...

Quote from: blu-ray.com forum
It's very common for boutique titles to go out of stock between pressings; in the absence of any announcement from Alamo Drafthouse I assume more will be pressed (so NOT out of print). I'm thinking the same about Miami Connection. Granted anything is possible but I wouldn't break the bank on obtaining these titles just yet.

Quote from: blu-ray.com forum
I think Alamo was changing their distributor, and their older titles were supposed to have switched over to their new distrib, but that never seemed to happen for who knows why. But the titles were still avail on Alamo's site. If they are out-of-stock there right now, maybe they are just in-between print runs so no need to rush and pay exorbitant ebay prices. Maybe an e-mail inquiry to Alamo will get an answer about this?

Miami Connection (http://drafthousefilms.com/film/miami-connection) and Wake in Fright (http://drafthousefilms.com/film/wake-in-fright) can be ordered for $10 each directly from Drafthouse but shipping will set you back another 10.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 05, 2016, 11:09:49 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cEztXYq.gif)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 08, 2016, 02:06:08 PM
May 23, 2016

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC on blu-ray from BFI (13 discs)

(http://i.imgur.com/o7Emznj.jpg)

Includes all surviving BBC TV productions directed by Alan Clarke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Clarke), extensive extra features, a comprehensive book with new essays and full credits, and an exclusive bonus DVD containing the seven surviving Half Hour Story episodes directed by Clarke: Shelter (1967), The Gentleman Caller (1967, previously considered lost), George's Room (1967, previously considered partially lost); Goodnight Albert (1968), Stella (1968), The Fifty Seventh Saturday (1968) and Thief (1968, previously considered lost).

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BGX1BK2/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5gMY6FoGM

Read more about Clarke's work in this thread (http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14110&sid=0d9b8973510ae054e8ace8a8fc731450&start=100) at Criterion Forum
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 08, 2016, 04:39:58 PM
May 2016 TBD

Takeshi Kitano's Kids Return (1996) on blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/FtioLkS.jpg)

Masaru and Shinji are two high school juvenile delinquents who spend their time extorting classmates for small change. After Masaru is beaten up by a former victim, the pair go to a local gym to learn how to box. Shinji, however, proves to have much more innate talent than Masaru, who abandons the sport to join the local yakuza gang. After Masaru's departure, Shinji falls in with Hayashi, an older boxer whose unhealthy influence pulls the youth down. Meanwhile, Masaru's arrogant behavior is getting him into trouble with his gang. Eventually, the two friends' downward spirals of life meet again at their old school.

Kids Return was the first film from acclaimed Japanese director Takeshi Kitano (Sonatine, Hana-Bi) following his near-fatal motorcycle accident in 1994. Kitano was to undergo a long and painful physical rehabilitation, and Kids Return reflects his struggle in the question at its heart: Which is more difficult, to die or to go on living? Featuring a beautiful music score by Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Sonatine), Kids Return is a minimalist masterpiece filled with irony and melancholy.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvY6JCFCrQk



May 2016 TBD

Takeshi Kitano's A Scene at the Sea (1991) on blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/StVtmFz.jpg)

Shigeru is a deaf-mute teenager who works as a garbage collector. When he happens upon a battered surfboard, it plants in him the dream of becoming a surfing champion. He also meets Takako, a young deaf-mute woman who becomes his girlfriend and lends him her constant support during the difficult practice sessions and competitions. Throughout the summer, their profound expression of love transcends their silence.

This lyrical masterpiece from acclaimed Japanese actor and director Takeshi Kitano (Kids Return, Sonatine, Hana-Bi) reminds us that images are often as powerful as words. A heartbreakingly romantic departure from Kitano's usual subject matter of gangs and criminals, A Scene at The Sea also features a beautiful music score by Joe Hisaishi (Princess Mononoke, Kiki's Delivery Service, Sonatine).   



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAdBHtxDu5Y



May 30, 2016

Masaki Kobayashi's The Human Condition Trilogy (1959-1961) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/bVnyFs4.jpg)

The Human Condition Trilogy - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Human-Condition-Trilogy-Blu-ray/dp/B01BKUCGBE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BKUCGBE&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)

Criterion upgrade in the works?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 09, 2016, 09:06:04 PM
Harmony Korine on Alan Clarke, posted by Criterion Forum (http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14110&start=125#p535796) member Antarctica

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Harmony Korine has cited Alan Clarke as a major influence.

From an interview Korine did with Mike Kelley in 1997 (https://filmmakermagazine.com/40404-from-the-archives-mike-kelley-interviews-harmony-korine/)

"Korine: You know who I love and who no one really knows about? Alan Clarke, the British director. He’s a real influence. He did Scum, Made in Britain, and this film Christine about a girl growing up in council flats with size 14 feet. She walks around with a cookie tin under her arm and hooks her friends up with dope. She’ll go into houses and kids will be there with a box of Ritz crackers on the television. You’d have these really long tracking shots of her walking. The film was just sort of about what her days were like. And he used real people or people who seemed right. He did this other film I like, Elephant, which is just 16 separate executions, one after the other. There are all these steadicam shots. You see a hit man walking through a gymnasium, walking up stairs and corridors –

Kelley: Are these first-person POV shots?

Korine: Exactly. And then [the hit man] would shoot the janitor, and he’d fall on a pile of jockstraps. But the intention wasn’t comedy. After he died in 1988 of cancer, there was a retrospective of Clarke’s work at MOMA. There were only about ten people in the audience. I was watching Elephant, and in the beginning it was a little disturbing. And then I started to find humor in the repetition – watching some Indian carwasher get his hand blown out on a squeegee. I start cracking up, and this British bastard in front of me turns and says, “Don’t you know what this represents? This is the IRA, you son of a bitch!” He wanted to kill me. I liked that idea. He thought it was about the IRA, and I thought it was about Ritz crackers."


From Dazed & Confused, 1998 (http://harmony-korine.com/text/int/hk/?p=82)

Dazed: How did you come across Alan Clarke, because he’s quite obscure in America?

Korine: If someone said to me who is the greatest director or my favorite, I would say Alan Clarke without hesitation. His stories, without ever being derivative, and without ever having a simple ABC narrative are totally organic, precious and amazing. It was nothing but him. In a strange way I don’t even like talking about him in the press or to people because he is the last filmmaker or artist that is really sacred. But especially in America no one knows who he is, even in England there is very little attention.


From Sight & Sound Magazine, April 1998 (Posted on Nick Wringly's site (https://medium.com/alan-clarke/harmony-korine-on-alan-clarke-16e9309e700c#.p7his1xt2))

By the way, Nick, I'm looking forward to exploring your work about Alan Clarke on that site. I just saw Contact the other night and now consider it one of my favorite films. I love how he boiled everything down. The lack of music is powerful. Thanks for this great resource on an amazing director.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 10, 2016, 04:43:12 PM
April 18, 2016

José Ramón Larraz's Symptoms (1974) (coming from Mondo Macabro (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11691.msg343168#msg343168) in the US in mid-March) is also coming to blu-ray from BFI in the UK, with the exact same disc specs

(http://i.imgur.com/iY8CDNh.jpg)

Symptoms (1974) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Symptoms-Blu-ray/dp/B01BLONBCC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BLONBCC&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


And more shit stolen from Criterion Forum:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZSag1dxj-I
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 10, 2016, 10:21:52 PM
Created a blu-ray.com collection (http://www.blu-ray.com/community/collection.php?u=384731&categoryid=7&action=owned) with all the titles in this thread, divided into the following categories (distribution territories):

-USA
-USA - Noir
-USA - Foreign
-USA - Horror / Exploitation / Trash
-UK
-UK - Foreign
-France
-Germany
-Other

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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 11, 2016, 11:28:02 PM
April 5, 2016

Kathleen Collins' Losing Ground (1982) from Milestone

(http://i.imgur.com/kFa7Srn.jpg)

A philosophy professor (Seret Scott) prides herself on being liberal but is jealous of her artist husband's (Bill Gunn) gorgeous model (Maritza Rivera).

Losing Ground (1982) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Losing-Ground-Blu-ray/dp/B01BLTTMGG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BLTTMGG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cKLqLuZJzs


Quote from: IMDB user thepixinator
I really liked this film, and its depiction of how people can use their "artistic soul" as an excuse to be just as self-serving as they want to be... The existential crisis as an excuse to be selfish is so spot on.

Quote from: IMDB user Red-125
Losing Ground (1982) is one of the few independent films made in the 1980's by a Black woman director. Kathleen Collins was a brilliant, highly talented professor of film. Unfortunately, she directed only this one commercial film, and tragically, she died when she was just 46 years old.

The movie itself was largely ignored, and would have been truly lost except for a fortunate event. Collins' daughter found the negatives, and Milestone has remastered the film for theatrical release.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2016, 05:29:12 PM
New Restoration of Fritz Lang's Destiny Acquired for North American Distribution   
via blu-ray.com

Kino Lorber have acquired the North American distribution rights to director Fritz Lang's film Destiny (1921), starring Lil Dagover, Walter Janssen, and Bernhard Goetzke.

The film, which was recently restored and screened at this year's edition of Berlinale Classics, will have a limited theatrical release in late spring. A home video release is expected at a later time.

Synopsis: When a woman's fiancé disappears, Death gives her three chances to save him from his fate.

Restoration information courtesy of Berlinale Classics:

"The digital restoration of Der müde Tod (Destiny) by the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Foundation was made possible with the support of Bertelsmann, and with funds from the digitisation initiative by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, and through the support of the development association "Freunde und Förderer des deutschen Filmerbes e.V." (Friends and Associates of German Film Heritage). The material basis used for the digital restoration of the film is a 35mm black-and-white duplicate negative from the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. Individual shots were taken from a black-and-white copy from the Cinémathèque de Toulouse. The intertitles are reconstructions from the Munich Film Museum, using "blitz titles" from a copy in the Gosfilmofond of Russia in Moscow as the foundation. Missing titles were reconstructed and supplemented with the help of material from the Národní filmový archive, Prague and the Cinémathèque Royale, Brussels. The lost film tints of individual scenes were simulated using contemporary distribution copies from other Decla productions from the same period. The scan and digital image reconstruction in 2K resolution were completed by L'Immagine Ritrovata, Bologna."
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 16, 2016, 01:09:12 AM
April 12, 2016

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

(http://i.imgur.com/BgB1h5q.jpg)

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 (http://www.flickeralley.com/film-noir/?utm_source=film-noir-pre-order-announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_content=header-image&utm_campaign=Film-Noir)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSbSIQbaIbw



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

(http://i.imgur.com/6mYVJvT.jpg)

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 (http://www.flickeralley.com/film-noir/?utm_source=film-noir-pre-order-announcement&utm_medium=email&utm_content=header-image&utm_campaign=Film-Noir)

A couple of interviews with film noir historian/preservationist Eddie Muller of The Film Noir Foundation (http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html) in San Francisco, who helped rescue these films.

One (https://thesunbreak.com/2010/03/04/noir-city-man-an-interview-with-the-czar-of-noir-eddie-muller-part-1/)

Two (http://thesunbreak.com/2010/03/05/noir-city-man-eddie-muller-speaks-part-2/)

P.S. pretty much everything put out by Eddie Muller on noir is worth reading/watching/listening to. He's a very laid back, casually conversational guy - easy to learn from and entertaining. Lots of interviews and film introductions by him are up on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eddie+muller). Most recently he recorded a short video essay on Gilda for the Criterion edition, and he's recorded many commentary tracks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Muller#DVD_Commentaries) for other films.

P.P.S. The Film Noir Foundation also puts out an in-depth quarterly magazine / e-mag called Noir City (http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/noircityemag.html) - extremely worth reading (the last issue was 112 pages and featured an editorial on Dorothy B. Hughes, author of the novels Ride the Pink Horse and In A Lonely Place were based on) - which can be subscribed to via a $20 donation to the foundation by Paypal.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on February 16, 2016, 03:18:10 AM

P.S. pretty much everything put out by Eddie Muller on noir is worth reading/watching/listening to. He's a very laid back, casually conversational guy - easy to learn from and entertaining. Lots of interviews and film introductions by him are up on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=eddie+muller). Most recently he recorded a short video essay on Gilda for the Criterion edition, and he's recorded many commentary tracks (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Muller#DVD_Commentaries) for other films.

P.P.S. The Film Noir Foundation also puts out an in-depth quarterly magazine / e-mag called Noir City (http://www.filmnoirfoundation.org/home.html) - extremely worth reading (the last issue was 112 pages and featured an editorial on Dorothy B. Hughes, author of the novels Ride the Pink Horse and In A Lonely Place were based on) - which can be subscribed to via a $20 donation to the foundation by Paypal.

you're a local phenomenon.

maybe i just like how you said Ride the Pink Horse. that's currently a seduction code for my movie tastes.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 17, 2016, 03:56:31 AM
March 14, 2016

Philip Ridley’s The Reflecting Skin (1990) on blu-ray from Soda Pictures

(http://i.imgur.com/VemYI3s.jpg)

A young boy tries to cope with rural life circa 1950s and his fantasies become a way to interpret events. After his father tells him stories of vampires, he becomes convinced that the widow up the road is a vampire, and tries to find ways of discouraging his brother from seeing her. He must deal with an abusive mother, a father with a charge of molestation, a band of youths creating havoc, and an unforgiving environment in general.

The Reflecting Skin (1990) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Reflecting-Skin-Blu-ray/dp/B0185P7FTA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0185P7FTA&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP33bB7cnGA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on February 17, 2016, 12:06:45 PM
FUCK YEAH finally
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 17, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
2016 TBD

The Claude Chabrol Collection on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

-Betty (1992)

(http://i.imgur.com/wUoX4Gg.jpg)

Alone and drunk, Betty, is led to a Paris restaurant by a stranger. Here, she meets an older woman, Laure, with whom she strikes up an instant rapport. The two women seem to have suffered the same lot in their lives. Laure takes Betty back to her hotel and helps to cure the young woman of her depression and alcoholism. Little by little, Betty pieces together her recent history and realizes that perhaps her life is not worth living. The she meets Mario, Laure's lover... Starring Stephane Audran, Jean-Francoise Garreaud and Marie Trintignant. 2K RESTORATION.

-L'Enfer (1994)

(http://i.imgur.com/fYyDFfC.jpg)

Paul (François Cluzet) has just bought a charming waterfront hotel in the heart of France. In debt for the next ten years, he sets to work with his beautiful new wife, Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart). The life of the young couple resembles a dream come true until Paul's suspicions and jealousy get the best of him. His increasing obsession turns into madness that ends in a tragedy. Starring Emmanuelle Béart and Francois Cluzet. 2K RESTORATION.

-The Swindle (1997)

(http://i.imgur.com/pX3vUTv.jpg)

Betty and Victor tour quietly around France in their motor home living safely on part-time swindles…until they become involved in a scam with high stakes and international implications. Chabrol's 50th film is a deft and entertaining thriller. Starring François Cluzet, Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault. 2K RESTORATION.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihxAV1QQS7E

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqr2PIDvMKo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zovbI45CHA4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az7w_zh9S70
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 22, 2016, 04:08:30 PM
April 19, 2016

Frank Tashlin's Susan Slept Here (1954) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/fjCXml4.jpg)

Susan Slept Here (1954) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Susan-Slept-Here-Blu-ray/dp/B01C36ULMA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01C36ULMA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Screenwriter Mark Christopher gets a Christmas present that isn't on his Santa list: a 17-year-old delinquent named Susan, deposited in his bachelor pad by a cop pal who doesn't want to see the kid spend Christmas behind bars. Touched by Susan's plight, Mark decides there's only one way to keep her out of juvie: marry her in name only and get an annulment when she comes of age. But after a Vegas elopement, Susan isn't so sure she wants to be the ex-Mrs. Christopher. Dick Powell (in his last film role before devoting himself to a hugely successful TV career) and Debbie Reynolds play the (maybe) mismatched couple in a big-hearted romantic comedy from animator-turned-director Frank Tashlin that makes merry use of its Yuletide setting.   

The blog Tish Tash (http://frank-tashlin.blogspot.com/2012/09/tish-tash-part-1-tashlins-origins.html?view=sidebar) contains a 12-part biography of Frank Tashlin, spanning his origins as an animator to his turn as a live-action feature director
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 23, 2016, 03:57:08 AM
May 31, 2016

Federico Fellini's City of Women (1980) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/tBa7xnR.jpg)

City of Women (1980) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/City-of-Women-Blu-ray/dp/B01BPQG3CG?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BPQG3CG&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UjQqbNXdDw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 29, 2016, 08:13:04 PM
2016 TBD

Michele Soavi's The Sect (1991) aka The Devil's Daughter aka Demons 4 on blu-ray from Shameless (UK) - also coming from Code Red (US) later in the year

(http://i.imgur.com/YLcmGbt.jpg)

Following a 1970s-set prologue, the film takes place in present day Frankfurt, Germany. Miriam Kreisl (Kelly Curtis) is a young schoolteacher who narrowly misses running down with her car an old man carrying a box. Reluctantly, she takes in Moebius Kelly (Herbert Lom), the mysterious old man. What she doesn't know is that their meeting is no accident. Moebius is the elder of a Satanic sect and she has been chosen to give birth to the son of Satan.

(http://i.imgur.com/j73HMJo.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72vy7PCFZi0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kj4zw6Tathw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on March 01, 2016, 06:30:47 PM
i forgot about this film. it's very very good.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 03, 2016, 03:17:58 PM
May 16, 2016

Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command (1928) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/XKAPshi.jpg)

The Last Command (1928) - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Last-Command-Blu-ray/dp/B01CHPBJXW?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CHPBJXW&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 04, 2016, 04:03:42 PM
May 24, 2016

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-1923) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/FGvwZtG.jpg)

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Buster-Keaton-The-Shorts-Collection-1917-1923-Blu-ray/dp/B01CJCQG22?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CJCQG22&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



June 20, 2016

Suture (1993) on blu-ray from Arrow UK / June 21, 2016 from Arrow US

(http://i.imgur.com/20mg1st.jpg)

Inspired by the paranoid visions of John Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate and Seconds, the desert noir of Detour and the black and white widescreen beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara's The Face of Another and Woman of the Dunes, Suture is one of great feature debuts – by writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee – and a truly unique piece of cinema.

The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their father's funeral and is struck by their similarity. He decides to murder Clay and take his identity, only Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and is mistaken for Vincent. The fact that Harris is white and Haysbert is black only complicates a film that probes into the nature of identity.

After viewing an early rough cut, Steven Soderbergh came on board as executive producer and enthusiastic patron. Suture went on to become a hit on the festival circuit, including Sundance where it won the award for Best Cinematography



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2zOR7d6fLA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 04, 2016, 06:27:39 PM
May 3, 2016

A Kiss Before Dying (1956) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/2XXrKjh.jpg)

A Kiss Before Dying (1956) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/A-Kiss-Before-Dying-Blu-ray/dp/B01CIXVVVS/189-5096118-5130311?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CIXVVVS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=blurayforum-20)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 07, 2016, 04:54:02 PM
Q2 2016 TBD

Michele Soavi's The Church (1989) on blu-ray from Shameless (UK), also coming from Code Red in the US later in the year

(http://i.imgur.com/cGv32Ok.jpg)

An old Gothic cathedral, built over a mass grave, develops strange powers which trap a number of people inside with ghosts from a 12th Century massacre seeking to resurrect an ancient demon from the bowels of the Earth.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxx21dyNZo



June 13, 2016

Too Late for Tears (1949) and Woman on the Run (1950) on blu-ray from Arrow  UK, coming from Flicker Alley in the US (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11691.msg343321#msg343321) in April

(http://i.imgur.com/kb54Szj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/nR7VVkr.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on March 08, 2016, 09:38:49 AM
holy fuck. i know this is a few posts back but if any of you have not seen 'Suture', do so immediately, the aforementioned release is also amazing quality. incredibly excited this got proper treatment. one of my all time favorites.

edity: anyone judging it by the trailer, it is misleading so dont worry
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 08, 2016, 02:52:36 PM
July 26, 2016

Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/qxSdEWC.jpg)

Ed Hutcheson, tough editor of the New York 'Day', finds that the late owner's heirs are selling the crusading paper to a strictly commercial rival. At first he sees impending unemployment as an opportunity to win back his estranged wife Nora. But when a reporter, pursuing a lead on racketeer Rienzi, is badly beaten, Hutcheson is stung into a full fledged crusade against the gangster, hoping Rienzi can be tied to a woman's murder...in the 3 issues before the end of 'The Day.'   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HgHLUNcRA8
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 08, 2016, 11:17:30 PM
April 26, 2016

Roman Polanski's What? (1972) on blu-ray from Severin

(http://i.imgur.com/gb3d4KM.jpg)

A young American woman (Sydne Rome) traveling through Italy finds herself in a strange Mediterranean villa where nothing seems right. Her visit becomes an absurd, decadent, oversexed version of "Alice in Wonderland", with Marcello Mastroianni as the maddest of mad hatters and Roman Polanski a kinky March hare.

What (1972) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/What-Blu-ray/dp/B01CQ3WNDK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CQ3WNDK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4FUD6U_acA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 09, 2016, 03:56:34 AM
Available Now

Lizzie (1958) on DVD from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/gewnEMU.jpg)

Lizzie (1958) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01CDT63TM/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)

Elizabeth has reoccurring headaches and trouble sleeping. Threatening letters signed by Lizzie are given to her, but she does not know anyone named Lizzie. As her situation deteriorates, she goes to a Dr. Wright who hypnotizes her. Deep in her subconscious, Dr. Wright finds three personalities; Elizabeth, the shy one that everyone knows; Lizzie, the wild one like her mother; and Beth, the good one she should have become. Dr. Wright must help the personality of Beth become the only one. Based on the novel 'The Bird's Nest' by Shirley Jackson.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nudQeb8s9s
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 09, 2016, 02:12:35 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/7tjNAJR.jpg)
April 19, 2016

i missed it in theaters, i'm legit excited about seeing it (Mike Tyson arrives at 0:56) --

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jp7b7tTjLOI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 15, 2016, 03:05:29 AM
April 12, 2016

Mike Nichols' Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/Aat2Hxz.jpg)

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Whos-Afraid-of-Virginia-Woolf-Blu-ray/dp/B01CZ2NFP2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CZ2NFP2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 15, 2016, 05:27:30 PM
April 12, 2016

Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion (1941) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/i53XVs9.jpg)

Suspicion (1941) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Suspicion-Blu-ray/dp/B01CZ2NDY0?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01CZ2NDY0&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 30, 2016, 04:37:52 AM
June 7, 2016

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) on blu-ray from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/78qtj33.jpg)

Ted Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss, wrote and helped design this eccentric fantasy about a young boy named Bart who, like most young boys, doesn't enjoy his piano lessons with the mean-spirited Dr. Terwilliker. He figures his time would be better spent playing baseball with his friends or helping his grown-up buddy Arthur Zabladowski, a plumber. One night, while fast asleep, Bart has a long and remarkable dream in which he's trapped in the kingdom of the fearsome Dr. T, who has enslaved hundreds of little boys, forcing them to practice on the world's largest piano until they drop. With the help of a friendly plumber, Bart plans a revolt that will topple Dr. T's evil empire once and for all.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/The-5000-Fingers-of-Dr-T-Blu-ray/dp/B01DL6PC6G?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01DL6PC6G&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGMGGvWUb1Q

This movie scared the absolute living fuck out of me as a 4 year old kid.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 30, 2016, 05:13:37 PM
Masters of Cinema's slate for the rest of the year (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=18771)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 03, 2016, 03:05:16 AM
2016 TBD

Dark Passage (1947) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/6FZ6cpf.jpg)

A man convicted of murdering his wife escapes from prison and works with a woman to try and prove his innocence.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFd0xohHqTI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 04, 2016, 08:27:28 PM
December 2015 TBD

Louis Malle's Atlantic City (1980) from Gaumont (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/t6lTcZJ.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xphMNLQ_60U

Release date now May 27, 2016 (http://www.amazon.fr/Atlantic-City-Blu-ray/dp/B01BHVU3DO?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01BHVU3DO&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 06, 2016, 05:50:19 PM
October 25, 2016

Joe Sarno's Sin You Sinners (1963) and Vampire Ecstasy (1973) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/i2DYpeP.jpg)

Vampire Ecstasy (1973) / Sin You Sinners (1963) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Ecstasy-and-Sin-You-Sinners-Blu-ray/dp/B01KN0GZLE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01KN0GZLE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APlHXMIH0yc

An aging exotic dancer uses occult forces in the shape of a magic amulet to maintain her youth and beauty. Discovering her secret, her jealous daughter and employer hatch plots to steal the amulet for themselves. When the amulet goes missing, it sets off a chain of events ending in murder.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju7aBVnHM4g

Three beautiful young women arrive at a grim and secluded castle, eager to claim their inheritance. In the castle basement, a coven of witches dance in a wild ritual, invoking the spirit of their deceased vampire leader. That same night, a brother and sister arrive, warning of the castle's evil curse. But too soon they also fall under the witches' spell, and the stage is set for the return of the Baroness Varga, for the vessel has been chosen!


Quote from: blu-ray.com

The label has also confirmed that the upcoming release will be the first in a planned series that will comprise the largest collection of Joseph Sarno films under one label. Contributing to the series are Tim Lucas, noted film critic and editor of Video Watchdog, who will provide liner notes; and Joe's widow Peggy Steffans Sarno, who will provide context and invaluable insight into Joe's process.

ABOUT THE JOSEPH W. SARNO FILM LIBRARY

The Joseph W. Sarno Film Library – the Film Media Archive currently includes the largest collection of films by erotic auteur Joseph W. Sarno. Restoration of the library to high definition media is scheduled to begin Spring of 2016, and will be managed by Michael Raso with assistance from Joe's widow, Peggy Sarno.

About Joseph W. Sarno (d. 2010) – an American film director and screenwriter, Joe Sarno emerged from the New York sexploitation film scene of the 1950s and 1960s and wrote / directed approximately 75 feature films including the internationally renowned Sin in the Suburbs and Inga. Often referred to as "the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd street", the last 12 years of Joe's life heralded a new appreciation for his body of nuanced and highly stylized erotic dramas, culminating in a series of screenings and awards at the Lake Placid Film Festival, the British Film Institute, the Turin Film Festival and the Warhol Museum among others. It was during this time that Joe Sarno and Michael Raso forged the close working relationship that would result in the location, purchase, and restoration of many of his existing films, and the production of Joe's final feature film in 2004.

(http://i.imgur.com/Uez33zI.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 12, 2016, 04:23:00 PM
Symptoms Trailer (https://vimeo.com/162437771) (restored)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 14, 2016, 05:53:30 PM
June 13, 2016

Peter Watkins' Edvard Munch (1974) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/KzCDcnB.jpg)

Described by Ingmar Bergman as "a work of genius", Peter Watkins' multi-faceted masterwork is more than just a biopic of the iconic Norwegian Expressionist painter; it is one of the best films ever made about the artistic process. Focusing initially on Munch's formative years in late 19th century Kristiania (now Oslo), Watkins uses his trademark vérité style to create a vivid picture of the emotional, political, and social upheavals that would have such an effect on his art.

The young artist (Geir Westby) has an affair with "Mrs. Heiberg" (Gro Fraas), a devastating experience that will haunt him for the rest of his life. His work is viciously attacked by critics and public alike and he is forced to leave his home country for Berlin, where, along with the notorious Swedish playwright August Strindberg, he becomes part of the cultural storm that is to sweep Europe.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82TuM2E1PE8



September 13, 2016

Road House (1948) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/QoMqC86.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 15, 2016, 04:55:46 PM
May 31, 2016

Psychic Killer (1975) from Vinegar Syndrome

(http://i.imgur.com/alny8GY.jpg)

A former mental patient uses astral projection to destroy the people he believes have wronged him.

Psychic Killer (1975) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Psychic-Killer-Blu-ray/dp/B01EAJ4C6O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01EAJ4C6O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8X50bD3dXo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 18, 2016, 04:10:56 AM
April 19, 2016

Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 10 on DVD from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/Yt94C2M.jpg)

Forbidden Hollywood Vol. 10 - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01DKTCANM/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 28, 2016, 04:33:35 PM
October 18, 2016

The Laughing Policeman (1973) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/614ti9v.jpg)

Stuart Rosenberg's taut police thriller, based on the Martin Beck novel by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahlöö, concerns a serial killer who is targeting bus riders. When a bus full of innocent commuters are killed on a San Francisco street, Jake Martin (Walter Matthau) is assigned to track down the killer. Jake has a personal stake in the killings because his partner was one of the victims. Teamed up with new partner Leo Larsen (Bruce Dern), Jake investigates the back alleys of San Francisco to find the serial killer. The trail leads to a tour of the underbelly of the city's gay subculture.   

The Laughing Policeman (1973) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Laughing-Policeman-Blu-ray/dp/B01IO7NX7M?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01IO7NX7M&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0y_ZLXMbv4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 29, 2016, 04:27:58 AM
November 2016 TBD

(http://i.imgur.com/AzpPziN.jpg)

In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Film Movement's super cool trailer (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/57828186/kamikaze-89-theatrical-re-release?ref=project_share) for Wolf Gremm's Kamikaze '89 (1982), to be released on blu-ray later this year.

(http://i.imgur.com/VJWH4Ck.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/1tEYv6K.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/4SZsTvC.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 03, 2016, 05:21:57 PM
July 19, 2016

Danny DeVito's The Ratings Game (1984) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/8TYrUIG.jpg)

A New Jersey trucker creates a hit TV show with help from his girlfriend in the ratings business.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Nx0oRnqBIo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 09, 2016, 03:50:12 PM
Another unbelievable, was-never-going-to-happen announcement. Everything is on the table, now. I love the cinematography in this film.

Fall 2016 TBD

Francis Delia's (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13076.msg335965#msg335965) Freeway (1988) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/cMnum3O.jpg)

There are 600 miles of freeway in Los Angeles. Every night, millions of angry motorists speed through its asphalt maze. Some of them have guns. One of them enjoys killing people. Now a traumatized ER nurse (Darlanne Fluegel of Crime Story), an acerbic talk-radio host (Richard Belzer of Homicide and Law & Order: SVU) and a stranger with a dark secret (James Russo of Donnie Brasco) must join to stop the bible-quoting madman (Billy Drago of The Untouchables) who has promised the panicked city one final fast lane massacre. Michael Callan, Kenneth Tobey and Clint Howard co-star in this suspense thriller directed by Francis Delia that shocked audiences at the height of LA's real-life freeway shooting sprees.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVhGR6A0lyo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 12, 2016, 03:55:28 PM
June 14, 2016

Jerry Schatzberg's The Panic in Needle Park (1971) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/BnYc16H.jpg)

The lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City.

Pre-order from Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com) on June 1st


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNeN9ZU2CSM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 12, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
June 14, 2016

John Byrum's Inserts (1975) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/9oZdR8z.jpg)

A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.

Pre-order from Screen Archives (http://www.screenarchives.com) on June 1st
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 12, 2016, 06:52:43 PM
June 7, 2016

John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/dFK7SDM.jpg)

A masterpiece of mood and heroics, this second film in director John Ford's renowned cavalry trilogy (Fort Apache and Rio Grande are the others) features one of John Wayne's most moving performances, as a cavalry officer in his final week of service on the frontier. Under makeup aging him some 20 years, he inhabits the role of a wily veteran who knows the sting of war and vows to make his last mission one of peace. The ritual of outpost life, the sweep of battle, the advance of the patrol beneath ominous skies: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, an Academy Award"' winner* for its color cinematography, paints a memorable portrait of the honor, duty and courage in the finest tradition of the cavalry.


(http://i.imgur.com/xh3sC3N.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UhARfKN.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 16, 2016, 05:02:24 PM
November 8, 2016

I, the Jury (1982) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/Lx9Oe2W.jpg)

After Hammer finds his best friend murdered, he vows an oath of revenge. During the course of his search for the killer, he encounters a suspicious female doctor who runs a New York sex clinic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5G-m6lLBLI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 17, 2016, 05:32:12 PM
June 6, 2016

Jim Clark's Every Home Should Have One (1970) from Network (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/XdiykQ9.jpg)

An adman (Marty Feldman) puts sex in porridge commercials, as his wife (Judy Cornwell) crusades to clean up television.

Every Home Should Have One (1970) (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Every-Home-Should-Have-Blu-ray/dp/B0123F4M3A/278-4715297-7165039?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0123F4M3A&linkCode=xm2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=bluraycom-21)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARXZXjwm7xQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LNxv5pL13k
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 20, 2016, 04:36:02 PM
Fall 2016 TBD

I Wake Up Screaming (1941) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/aFQ8wCb.jpg)

Frankie Christopher is a sports promoter who's in the hot seat, relentlessly grilled by a ruthless detective after the murder of a fashion model he made famous. Weighing even more heavily against him is the fact that he's in love with the dead girl's sister. But Frankie's not the only suspect in this taut expose of New York's cafe society. The detective also obsessively  ursues Frankie's partner, a gossip columnist, and a hotel night clerk.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bJHmw_voJU



August 30, 2016

Fritz Lang's Destiny (1921) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/mQUXMtF.jpg)

As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDk4GBo64Q4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 21, 2016, 09:16:13 PM
July 4, 2016

Jeff Lieberman's Blue Sunshine (1977) on blu-ray from FilmCentrix in a 3-disc limited edition

(http://i.imgur.com/4KLRhHz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kbJriYk.jpg)

A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 23, 2016, 07:02:32 PM
August 22, 2016

Early Murnau - Five Films (1921-1925) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/xJ5HzEN.jpg)

-Schloß Vogelöd (1921)
-Phantom (1922)
-Der Letzte Mann (1924)
-The Grand Duke's Finances (1924)
-Tartuffe (1925)

Early Murnau - Five Films (1921-1925) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Early-Murnau-Vogel%C3%B6d-Finances-Tartuffe/dp/B01DLOVNAW?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=nosim&tag=dvdbeaver-21)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 24, 2016, 02:43:49 AM
July 25, 2016

Henry Hathaway's Kiss of Death (1947) from Signal One Entertainment (UK). Also coming to the US next year from Twilight Time.

(http://i.imgur.com/R1rU4gl.jpg)

An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

Kiss of Death (1947) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kiss-Death-Blu-ray-Victor-Mature/dp/B01G2MUXPG/276-9422871-8516230?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01G2MUXPG&linkCode=xm2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=bluraycom-21)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sBh_fbsQ_E
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 24, 2016, 05:43:34 PM
August 23, 2016

Fritz Lang's The Spiders (1919-1920) from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/3xNtyLb.jpg)

The Spiders (1919-1920) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01FT0ZJAG/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)


July 11, 2016

Max Ophuls' La Ronde (1950) on blu-ray from Screenbound (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/80NiKRQ.jpg)

An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900.

La Ronde (1950) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ronde-Blu-ray-Anton-Walbrook/dp/B01FUCLNDU/280-8856422-7453441?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=nosim&tag=dvdbeaver-21)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 25, 2016, 04:43:56 PM
November 8, 2016

Frank Borzage's Bad Girl (1931) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/wfvi5H5.jpg)

A man and woman, skeptical about romance, nonetheless fall in love and are wed, but their lack of confidence in the opposite sex haunts their marriage.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 26, 2016, 05:56:53 PM
August 15, 2016

Luchino Visconti's Conversation Piece (1974) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/0UXI5hh.jpg)

A retired American professor (Lancaster) lives a solitary and luxurious life in a house in Rome. His world takes an unexpected turn when he is forced to rent part of his house to a countess and her companions: a lover, a daughter and the daughter's boyfriend. Forced into interaction with the unruly younger group, the professor's growing fascination begins to stir the possibilities of a life he had previously kept at arm's length.

Conversation Piece (1974) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Conversation-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01G6U850E/276-6082383-8904319?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01G6U850E&linkCode=xm2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=bluraycom-21)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY_93j3gM1M
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 26, 2016, 06:32:39 PM
August 16, 2016

Otto Preminger's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/a39XFaP.jpg)

Junie Moon's face has been disfigured by ill-gotten burns, and depends on her friends and her wit to cope. She, Warren, and Arthur leave the hospital - they yearn for independence - and find a house to live in. Together they stumble into adventures involving the local fish vendor, nosy neighbors, surreptitious vacations, love, and frustration in finding jobs as they face subtle prejudices in their community, and their own particular medical problems.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 31, 2016, 04:02:39 PM
November 15, 2016

Otto Preminger's Daisy Kenyon (1947) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/B4V13Dr.jpg)

Daisy Kenyon (Crawford) is a lovelorn commercial artist caught in a romantic triangle with two men - one she loves but cannot have and one whose love she cannot return. While in an emotionally draining love affair with married attorney Dan O'Mara (Dana Andrews), who refuses to leave his wife, she meets returning army sergeant Peter Lapham (Henry Fonda) - a decent and gentle man - who instantly falls in love with here. Althought she carries a torch for Dan, she knows Peter will give her the secure life she desires and she agrees to marry him. But when Dan divorces his wife, Daisy is suddenly torn between her obligations... and her passions.   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1dRwiSNpJM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 01, 2016, 04:25:13 PM
November 15, 2016

Elia Kazan's Boomerang (1947) on blu-ray from Kino in a new 2K restoration. Also available in the Kazan at Fox Vol. 1 (https://www.amazon.com/Boomerang-Gentlemans-Agreement-Streets-Blu-ray/dp/B00C2TRSG6?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=dvdaficionado) box set (OOP)

(http://i.imgur.com/9JAL3kv.jpg)

The true story of a prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder.

Kino's blu-ray release will feature a new audio commentary by the great film historian Imogen Sarah Smith (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=174.msg340770#msg340770)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8JnK9xSvwg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 02, 2016, 02:27:22 PM
November 15, 2016

Henry Hathaway's The House on 92nd Street (1945) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/A0J4tyw.jpg)

Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI7egFr5jN8
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 03, 2016, 02:22:32 PM
2016 TBD

Carl Schenkel's Out of Order (1984) on blu-ray from SubKultur Entertainment (Germany), from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/57jPQp4.jpg)

Gössmann, a bookkeeper who has just robbed his employer of a large sum of money, gets stuck in an elevator of an office tower together with Jörg, his lover Marion and the young Pit. Because it is Friday evening and an engineer working on the elevators in the buidlding has made a mistake, the alarm system is not working and nobody can hear the men calling for help.

(http://i.imgur.com/raPEkBe.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/P5orVY7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/2HeB44Z.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YOXhUp0tPQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 06, 2016, 10:26:52 PM
July 4, 2016

Mario Bava's Blood and Black Lace (1964) from Arrow

(http://i.imgur.com/aGkXgIk.jpg)

A shadowy killer in black brutally murders fashion models.

Blood and Black Lace (1964) - Amazon (http://www.amazon.com/Blood-and-Black-Lace-Blu-ray/dp/B00SA645LQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00SA645LQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxuA7_8_RdE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 08, 2016, 05:37:21 PM
October 11, 2016

Takeshi Kitano's Violent Cop (1989) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/3CrxEM8.jpg)

In his directorial debut, and one of his first dramatic roles, writer/director Takeshi 'Beat' Kitano plays Detective Azuma, a hostile cop who's not afraid of using violent means to catch his culprits. When his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's Dirty Harry-style tactics escalate in his quest for vengeance in this stunningly innovative cops-and-robbers thriller.

Violent Cop (1989) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Violent-Cop-Blu-ray/dp/B01K37H0JI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01K37H0JI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRHYNiWJx9U
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 10, 2016, 04:58:04 PM
September 2016 TBD

Miklós Jancsó's Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976) from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/X9YnhLP.jpg)

Quote
The story is based on the famous Mayerling incident where Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria was found dead beside his 17 year old lover in an apparent joint suicide. However as with his earlier productions, the director only used history as a jumping off point. The film is pure Jancso. The long tracking shots are there, the horses are there, the naked bodies are there, as are the snatches of folk music and group singing.

The main difference between this film and his more acclaimed earlier works is that it features a host of increasingly bizarre sexual incidents. When it screened as an official entry in the 1976 Cannes Festival and viewers caught on to some of the shocking things that it contained ... well, let's just say that it caused a scandal and in some ways Jancso's reputation never recovered. Like Borowczyk before him, he was almost written off as a one time great film maker who had strayed too far into porn and lost his artistic mojo.

In fact PRIVATE VICES PUBLIC VIRTUES now plays like an overlooked masterpiece. There really is nothing like it in world cinema. The controversy long behind us, we can see that this is one of those rare erotic productions where the point of the film lies in its excess. There's nothing gratuitous about it. Known in Germany as THE BIG ORGY (Die Grosse Orgie), this amazing piece of subversive 70s cinema has never been well treated on home video - pirated, cut and generally not given the respect it deserves. This new release from Mondo Macabro, a world Blu-ray exclusive taken from the original negative, will bring this forgotten classic of world cinema back into the spotlight. It's a film that once seen cannot be forgotten, and it deserves a place in the home of all adventurous film lovers.

(http://i.imgur.com/JgogXuO.jpg)

NSFW

Private Vices, Public Virtues (1976) - Trailer (https://vimeo.com/158541780)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 12, 2016, 08:30:09 PM
September 13, 2016

Colin Higgins’ 9 to 5 (1980) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/0Y7biEu.jpg)

Three female employees of a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot find a way to turn the tables on him.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aOYDV3IIWFQ



Bobby Deerfield (1977) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/kBVQVrx.jpg)

Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODUusjghBi8



October 11, 2016

Martin Scorsese’s Boxcar Bertha (1972) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/RzaE2BQ.jpg)

During the depression, a union leader and a young woman become criminals to exact revenge on the management of a railroad.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQOPF1P4S1g



Robert Aldrich’s Hush…Hush Sweet Charlotte (1964) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/QaHTyw6.jpg)

An aging, reclusive Southern belle, plagued by a horrifying family secret, descends into madness after the arrival of a lost relative.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0VRXtRDItg



Arthur Penn’s The Chase (1966) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/WvH5IZ0.jpg)

The escape of Bubber Reeves from prison affects the inhabitants of a small Southern town.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxAjUDnl7Fs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 12, 2016, 09:41:03 PM
July 12, 2016

Miss Sadie Thompson (1953) from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/Tg8cYSp.jpg)

A self-righteous missionary man seeks to save the soul of a former prostitute.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8p34q82uCc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc-173uNd00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOne5OlYkhw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 14, 2016, 01:14:41 AM
July 4, 2016

Jeff Lieberman's Blue Sunshine (1977) on blu-ray from FilmCentrix in a 3-disc limited edition

(http://i.imgur.com/4KLRhHz.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/kbJriYk.jpg)

A bizarre series of murders begins in Los Angeles, where people start going bald and then become homicidal maniacs. But could the blame rest on a particularly dangerous form of LSD called Blue Sunshine the murderers took ten years before?

Pre-orders are now live on FilmCentrix (https://filmcentrix.com/product/blue-sunshine/)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwCOw1oYLk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 15, 2016, 02:44:49 PM
September 19, 2016

The Blue Dahlia (1946) on blu-ray from Arrow (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/twOascr.jpg)

An ex-bomber pilot is suspected of murdering his unfaithful wife.

The Blue Dahlia (1946) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blue-Dahlia-Blu-ray-Alan-Ladd/dp/B01H1TZLCY?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=nosim&tag=dvdbeaver-21)



The Glass Key (1942) from Arrow (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/PFYbYNV.jpg)

A crooked politician finds himself being accused of murder by a gangster from whom he refused help during a re-election campaign.

The Glass Key (1942) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Glass-Key-Blu-ray-Brian-Donlevy/dp/B01H1TZLBU?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01H1TZLBU&linkCode=xm2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=bluraycom-21)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 16, 2016, 02:58:32 AM
wilder, or general person... probably wilder

what've been the impressive and recent r1 releases? in terms of newly discoverable movies, not counting criterion. i'm currently so outside movies that i was looking at the IV blu-ray, i couldn't find The Witch, and i didn't know what else to do! surely i've missed a movie or two
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 16, 2016, 04:16:33 AM
In terms of newly discoverable, I'm not sure, you're probably aware of most of these. Here are a few recommendations:


-Symptoms (1974) (https://www.amazon.com/Symptoms-Blu-ray-Angela-Pleasence/dp/B01BUHVKW8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067040&sr=8-1&keywords=symptoms) from Mondo Macabro

-Kamikaze '89 (1982), starring Rainer Werner Fassbinder, should be coming to blu-ray from Film Movement by the end of the year. The trailer is awesome:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubxQez0DjQI


-Cohen Media Group just released The Films of Maurice Pialat Vol. 1 (https://www.amazon.com/Films-Maurice-Pialat-1-Blu-ray/dp/B01BPQG38K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067172&sr=8-1&keywords=maurice+pialat+collection), which includes Loulou (1980), The Mouth Agape (1974), Graduate First (1979), and a feature-length documentary on Pialat from 2007 called ‘Love Exists’. The first set is all four of those films for 30 bucks. Under the Sun of Satan (1987) (https://www.amazon.com/Films-Maurice-Pialat-Under-Blu-ray/dp/B01DALQ0WM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466068489&sr=8-1&keywords=under+the+sun+of+satan) is also out, and Van Gogh (1991) (https://www.amazon.com/Films-Maurice-Pialat-Gogh-Blu-ray/dp/B01E7N9Q28/ref=sr_1_3?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1466068544&sr=1-3&keywords=Maurice+Pialat) will be released in July.

-Cohen also just released Fellini’s City of Women (1980) (https://www.amazon.com/City-Women-Blu-ray-Marcello-Mastroianni/dp/B01BPQG3CG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067197&sr=8-2&keywords=city+of+women)

-Flicker Alley put out Too Late for Tears (1949) (https://www.amazon.com/Late-Tears-Newly-Restored-Blu-ray/dp/B01AXGCW9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067160&sr=8-1&keywords=too+late+for+tears), a great underseen noir.

-Polanski’s What? (1972) (https://www.amazon.com/What-Blu-ray-Marcello-Mastroianni/dp/B01CQ3WNDK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067123&sr=8-1&keywords=what) is now out on blu-ray from Severin

-Synapse released a 3-disc limited edition of Dario Argento’s Tenebrae (1982) (http://tinyurl.com/hq77zj5) on blu-ray

And speaking of IV, Candy (1968) (https://www.amazon.com/Candy-Blu-ray-Marlon-Brando/dp/B01CJ5WWSQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466067372&sr=8-1&keywords=candy+blu-ray) is a real trip, and I’m pretty sure PT mentioned it as an influence on Inherent Vice at some point, which makes sense. The sense of humor is equally/similarly insane. Come to think of it the blonde girl in Dr. Blatnoyd's office also looks just like Ewa Aulin.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XghPOP2b9mw

(http://i.imgur.com/SUiIaZ7.jpg)


Oh and I haven't seen it, but Belladonna of Sadness (1973) (https://www.amazon.com/Belladonna-Sadness-Blu-ray-Aiko-Nagayama/dp/B01FIOVRPY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1466068305&sr=8-1&keywords=belladonna+of+sadness) is coming to blu-ray in July from Cinelicious and seems like something you might like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WkcLMapo_Y
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 16, 2016, 12:38:43 PM
you ~complete me xx.

once got a long e-mail from Cinefamily's head person about Belladonna of Sadness, saying its rerelease was his idea and this is the best thing he's done all year. it played there for longer than a week and was a huge hit with certain people i know, haven't seen it yet, also looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 17, 2016, 11:44:43 PM
Q1 2017 TBD

Lamberto Bava's Delirium (1987) on blu-ray from 88 Films (UK), also coming to blu-ray from Code Red in the US (eventually)

(http://i.imgur.com/KbUj7De.jpg)

This spaghetti horror's storyline revolves around a former hooker (Grandi) running a successful men's magazine. An obsessed admirer systematically slaughters her models (occasionally increasing the magazine's output) and supplies the mistress with pictures of their disfigured corpses taken in front of her semi-nude posters visible in the background. Is she going to be the psycho's next victim?


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFavgyuc5nc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SApFw2Qmmlw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 20, 2016, 02:52:02 PM
December 8, 2016

Bernardo Bertolucci's La Luna (1979) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/JFph0p2.jpg)

While touring in Italy, a recently-widowed American opera singer has an incestuous relationship with her 15-year-old son to help him overcome his heroin addiction. Shot by Vittorio Storaro.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 20, 2016, 06:33:41 PM
May 23, 2016

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC on blu-ray from BFI (13 discs)

(http://i.imgur.com/o7Emznj.jpg)

Includes all surviving BBC TV productions directed by Alan Clarke (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Clarke), extensive extra features, a comprehensive book with new essays and full credits, and an exclusive bonus DVD containing the seven surviving Half Hour Story episodes directed by Clarke: Shelter (1967), The Gentleman Caller (1967, previously considered lost), George's Room (1967, previously considered partially lost); Goodnight Albert (1968), Stella (1968), The Fifty Seventh Saturday (1968) and Thief (1968, previously considered lost).

Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC - Amazon UK (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01BGX1BK2/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=de5gMY6FoGM

Read more about Clarke's work in this thread (http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14110&sid=0d9b8973510ae054e8ace8a8fc731450&start=100) at Criterion Forum

Harmony Korine on Alan Clarke, posted by Criterion Forum (http://criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=14110&start=125#p535796) member Antarctica

Quote
Harmony Korine has cited Alan Clarke as a major influence.

From an interview Korine did with Mike Kelley in 1997 (https://filmmakermagazine.com/40404-from-the-archives-mike-kelley-interviews-harmony-korine/)

"Korine: You know who I love and who no one really knows about? Alan Clarke, the British director. He’s a real influence. He did Scum, Made in Britain, and this film Christine about a girl growing up in council flats with size 14 feet. She walks around with a cookie tin under her arm and hooks her friends up with dope. She’ll go into houses and kids will be there with a box of Ritz crackers on the television. You’d have these really long tracking shots of her walking. The film was just sort of about what her days were like. And he used real people or people who seemed right. He did this other film I like, Elephant, which is just 16 separate executions, one after the other. There are all these steadicam shots. You see a hit man walking through a gymnasium, walking up stairs and corridors –

Kelley: Are these first-person POV shots?

Korine: Exactly. And then [the hit man] would shoot the janitor, and he’d fall on a pile of jockstraps. But the intention wasn’t comedy. After he died in 1988 of cancer, there was a retrospective of Clarke’s work at MOMA. There were only about ten people in the audience. I was watching Elephant, and in the beginning it was a little disturbing. And then I started to find humor in the repetition – watching some Indian carwasher get his hand blown out on a squeegee. I start cracking up, and this British bastard in front of me turns and says, “Don’t you know what this represents? This is the IRA, you son of a bitch!” He wanted to kill me. I liked that idea. He thought it was about the IRA, and I thought it was about Ritz crackers."


From Dazed & Confused, 1998 (http://harmony-korine.com/text/int/hk/?p=82)

Dazed: How did you come across Alan Clarke, because he’s quite obscure in America?

Korine: If someone said to me who is the greatest director or my favorite, I would say Alan Clarke without hesitation. His stories, without ever being derivative, and without ever having a simple ABC narrative are totally organic, precious and amazing. It was nothing but him. In a strange way I don’t even like talking about him in the press or to people because he is the last filmmaker or artist that is really sacred. But especially in America no one knows who he is, even in England there is very little attention.


From Sight & Sound Magazine, April 1998 (Posted on Nick Wringly's site (https://medium.com/alan-clarke/harmony-korine-on-alan-clarke-16e9309e700c#.p7his1xt2))

By the way, Nick, I'm looking forward to exploring your work about Alan Clarke on that site. I just saw Contact the other night and now consider it one of my favorite films. I love how he boiled everything down. The lack of music is powerful. Thanks for this great resource on an amazing director.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIpeGVdr_60

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqE7gKDYcTQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 21, 2016, 04:09:32 PM
November 14, 2016

David Cronenberg's Dead Ringers (1988) on blu-ray from Scream Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/rNvqdQ0.jpg)

Claire Niveau (Geneviève Bujold) is in love with handsome Beverly. Or does she love Elliot? It's uncertain because brothers Beverly and Elliot Mantle are identical twins sharing the same medical practice, apartment and women – including unsuspecting Claire.

In portrayals that won the New York Film Critics Circle Best Actor Award, Jeremy Irons plays twin gynecologists whose emotional dependency collapses into mind games, madness and murder. David Cronenberg (The Fly) won the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards Best Director honors for melding split-screen techniques, body doubles and Iron's uncanny acting into an eerie, fact-based tale.


Dead Ringers (1988) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Ringers-Blu-ray/dp/B01JQXEMYQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01JQXEMYQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 23, 2016, 04:16:07 PM
July 19, 2016

Howard Hawks' To Have and Have Not (1944) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/yZ52jBR.jpg)

Help the Free French? Not world-weary gunrunner Harry Morgan (Humphrey Bogart). But he changes his mind when a sultry siren-in-distress named Marie asks, "Anybody got a match?" That red-hot match is Bogart and 19-year-old first-time film actress Lauren Bacall. Full of intrigue and racy banter (including Bacall's legendary whistling instructions), this thriller excites further interest for what it has and has not. Cannily directed by Howard Hawks and smartly written by William Faulkner and Jules Furthman, it doesn't have much similarity to the Ernest Hemingway novel that inspired it. And it strongly resembles Casablanca: French resistance fighters, a piano-playing bluesman (Hoagy Carmichael) and a Martinique bar much like Rick's Cafe Americaine. But first and foremost, it showcases Bogart and Bacall, carrying on with a passion that smolders from the tips of their cigarettes clear through to their souls.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvKcXL1nKeg



September 5, 2016

Woody Allen: Six Films (1971-1978) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/CuxaYmt.jpg)

-Bananas (1971)
-Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972)
-Sleeper (1973)
-Love and Death (1975)
-Annie Hall (1977)
-Interiors (1978)
-Exclusive to this collection: Annie Hall and a 100-page hardback book featuring new and archive writing on all the films by Woody Allen, Michael Brooke, Johnny Mains, Kat Ellinger, John Leman Riley, Hannah Hamad and Brad Stevens.

Woody Allen: Six Films (1971-1978) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Woody-Allen-Films-1971-1978-Blu-ray/dp/B01HGQJWRM/280-0380451-9944423?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HGQJWRM&linkCode=xm2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=bluraycom-21)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 23, 2016, 04:43:55 PM
August 12, 2016

Dean Stockwell and Neil Young's Human Highway (1982) on blu-ray from Reprise

(http://i.imgur.com/3wAYnVi.jpg)

The new owner of a roadside diner stuck in a town built around an always leaking nuclear power plant plans to torch the place to collect insurance. However, an assortment of bizare characters and weird events (such as spaceships flying around) gets in his way. Dean Stockwell, Dennis Hopper, Sally Kirkland, Russ Tamblyn, Charlotte Stewart and the members of Devo turned an almost non-existent script and behind-the-scenes drug shenanigans into a surreal slice of unforgettable oddness.

Human Highway (1982) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Human-Highway-Directors-Cut-Blu-Ray/dp/B01D58BDTK?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01D58BDTK&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-011-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyEd1uJN21I

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 28, 2016, 05:06:27 PM
A lengthy article on Alan Clarke over at Film Comment, Tough Love: Alan Clarke (http://www.filmcomment.com/blog/alan-clarke/)

Quote from: Graham Fuller
Roughly from 1964 to 1990, the BBC’s drama department poured out a wealth of studio-recorded dramas and, increasingly, 16mm films that challenged the sociopolitical status quo.

[…]

One of the fruits of this initiative was the visceral, anti-establishment filmmaking of Alan Clarke (1935-1990), who arrived at the corporation when he was 33 and directed 29 dramas there.

[…]

Loach, Clarke, and colleagues like Mike Leigh, Stephen Frears, Roland Joffé, Michael Apted, and Richard Eyre were not passive interpreters of other people’s scripts—Leigh, in any case, wrote his own domestic tragicomedies. Loach shaped works he developed with such writers as Nell Dunn, Jeremy Sandford, and Jim Allen into a singularly humanistic socialist realist vision. Attentive to class divisions, manners, and behavioral nuances, Frears’s films of plays by Peter Prince, David Cook, David Hare, Stephen Poliakoff, and especially Alan Bennett were characterized by a visual economy and drollness, though Frears regards himself an auteur or stylist no more than do his champions.

What about Clarke? Sympathetic to social misfits and family casualties (as is Loach), youths especially, and antagonistic to patriarchal institutions (the Church, governments, the courts, prisons, schools, hospitals, multinationals), he was the telly auteur as roving anarchist—not an ideologue, however, but a director who approached the cinematic space representing Britain as a hectic ontological battleground.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 29, 2016, 04:39:33 AM
July 12, 2016

Busby Berkeley’s The Gang’s All Here (1943) from Twilight Time, also available from Masters of Cinema (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=11691.msg334813#msg334813) (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/D4Y5CFU.jpg)

A soldier falls for a chorus girl and then experiences trouble when he is posted to the Pacific.

The Gang’s All Here (1943) - Screen Archives (http://screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/31900/THE-GANGS-ALL-HERE-1943/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeSIYzPDDDs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWmUJ37YSfo


Woody Allen’s Zelig (1983) from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/mQZ7YjA.jpg)

"Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people.

Zelig (1983) - Screen Archives (http://screenarchives.com/title_detail.cfm/ID/31903/ZELIG-1983/)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 29, 2016, 04:51:55 PM
August 9, 2016

Richard Brooks' Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/xewBLb5.jpg)

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Cat-Hot-Tin-Roof-Blu-ray/dp/B01HQH1UWG?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HQH1UWG&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-011-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGvJZLJi9sU


October 11, 2016

Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976) from Shout Factory, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/lUhl0fJ.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 29, 2016, 07:34:52 PM
September 13, 2016

Standard edition of Dario Argento's Tenebrae (1982) from Synapse

(http://i.imgur.com/JnDEShx.jpg)

Tenebrae (1982) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Tenebrae-Blu-ray-Anthony-Franciosa/dp/B01HP2FAMS?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HP2FAMS&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-011-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OkUpGi2N8wo
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 30, 2016, 04:14:59 PM
FUCK. YES.

October 4, 2016

"Miami Vice" (1984-1990) from Mill Creek

(http://i.imgur.com/dOiAyj4.jpg)

Miami Vice - The Complete Series - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Miami-Vice-Complete-Don-Johnson/dp/B01HSAIOWU/183-2175001-2567604?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HSAIOWU&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-011-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV2svk1Mjbs


Watch Matt Zoller Sietz’s video essay on “Miami Vice”, the first part of his 5-part video essay ‘Zen Pulp’ on Michael Mann, here (http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/zen-pulp-pt-1-20090701)

(parts 2 through 5 are linked in the sidebar)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 01, 2016, 05:53:37 PM
2017 TBD

Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) on blu-ray from Cinelicious Pics

(http://i.imgur.com/4ATdKaB.jpg)

A loose adaptation of Oedipus Rex set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. Cross-dressing club-kid Eddie (played by real-life transvestite entertainer extraordinaire Peter, famed for his role as Kyoami the Fool in Akira Kurosawa's Ran) vies with a rival drag-queen for the favours of drug-dealing cabaret-manager Gonda. Passions escalate and blood begins to flow — before all tensions are released in a jolting climax that prefigures by nearly thirty years Tsai Ming-liang's similarly scandalous The River.

An important work of the Japanese New Wave, Funeral Parade of Roses combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema. The film was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971).



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZucjIDhEwA4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 01, 2016, 06:31:31 PM
October 11, 2016

Leslie Stevens’ Private Property (1960) on blu-ray from Cinelicious Pics, from a new 4K restoration, limited to 3,000 copies

(http://i.imgur.com/uzqEOLF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ws6BEyI.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/sWY42xt.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/wHSXlVw.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/rXRwpVt.jpg)

Private Property begins as two homicidal Southern California drifters wander off the beach and into the seemingly-perfect Beverly Hills home of an unhappy housewife. Shimmering with sexual tension and lensed in stunning black and white by master cameraman Ted McCord, ‘Private Property’ is both an eerie, neo-Hitchcockian thriller and a savage critique of the hollowness of the Playboy-era American Dream. Long thought lost, Stevens’ grim exposé of gender roles and sexual psychopathy may be the missing link in noir’s transition to the sixties.

Private Property (1960) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Private-Property-Blu-ray/dp/B01K5KYKXC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01K5KYKXC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zx5mxptcvlo


Leslie Stevens’ Private Property (1960): Noir’s Edge of Wetness - Bright Lights Film Journal (http://brightlightsfilm.com/leslie-stevens-private-property-1960-noirs-edge-of-wetness/)

Quote from: Bright Lights Film Journal
Like fellow late-phase noir auteur Paul Wendkos, writer-director-producer Leslie Stevens was an acolyte of Orson Welles — and no career path could be more dangerously vertiginous than one that emulated film’s most notorious outcast. Both men would eventually succumb to the studio system that they so flamboyantly spurned in their early, impetuous days, but before they were torn from their Wellesian womb they each produced a singular film with sinuous overtones of overripe, forbidden fruit.

Of the two, however, Stevens was the more extreme — pushing beyond the Oedipal indirections that Wendkos explored in The Burglar (1957, filmed in 1955), an incendiary, overheated caper film starring Dan Duryea and Jayne Mansfield, based on the David Goodis novel of the same name. More extreme, in that Stevens plunged head-on into the hidden injuries of gender relations in postwar America, at a time when paternalism was reaching its giddy peak — and more original, in that Stevens aspired to the same level of control over his production that Welles had always sought.

Stevens’ contribution to the noir nether regions that began to sprout like unwelcome weeds in the late ’50s — when films were still constrained from even a rudimentary display of sexual explicitness — has long been considered a lost film. Its recent discovery, languishing in plain sight at a well-known university film archive, is a deliciously wanton metaphor for the type of secrets and taboos that were on the cusp of being exploded out into the open as the twentieth century’s most tumultuous decade — the sixties — was being birthed.



Leslie Stevens also made the extremely unique Incubus (1966) (https://www.amazon.com/Incubus-William-Shatner/dp/B000059OLR?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=dvdaficionado), shot by Conrad Hall

(http://i.imgur.com/mllDZEg.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/UvIV7et.jpg)

Quote from: Bret Fetzer
This black and white horror movie, filmed in California but with dialogue in Esperanto, is unlike anything you've ever seen. Incubus inverts the usual moral battle of a good person tempted by evil. When a headstrong, blond, young succubus named Kia (Allyson Ames) becomes bored with luring the corrupt and sinful to their ultimate demise, she decides she's going to tackle a truly good man (in the form of a very young William Shatner, of all people). An older, wiser succubus warns Kia that the good have an uncanny power called love, but Kia recklessly dives in, confident in her seductive powers--until she finds herself spiritually defiled by goodness and must summon an incubus (Milos Milos) to enact revenge. The pacing is slow but eerily effective, as are the stark cinematography and low-budget effects. Shatner's intonations are just as distinctive in Esperanto as in English, but that only adds to the movie's overall stylization. Incubus shares a kinship with Carnival of Souls, another low-budget black and white horror film that has more going on than buckets of gore. Though Incubus would seem to be heavily influenced by Ingmar Bergman, director Leslie Stevens has said he was more affected by Japanese samurai films. A strikingly unique and beautifully creepy film.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OH4Fxif2uxs
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 08, 2016, 02:53:23 PM
Olive Films is introducing a new line, Olive Signature, which will be special edition releases of some of their films, presumably from new masters.

September 20, 2016

Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar (1954), from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/42nswh6.jpg)

-Mastered from new 4K restoration
-Introduction by Martin Scorsese
-Audio commentary with historian and critic Geoff Andrew
-“Tell Us She Was One of You: The Blacklist History of Johnny Guitar” - with historian Larry Ceplair and blacklisted screenwriter Walter Bernstein
-“Is Johnny Guitar a Feminist Western?: Questioning the Canon” - with critics Miriam Bale, Kent Jones, Joe McElhaney and B. Ruby Rich
-“Free Republic: The Story of Herb Yates and Republic studios” - with archivist Marc Wanamaker
-A critical appreciation of Nicholas Ray with critics Miriam Bale, Kent Jones, Joe McElhaney and B. Ruby Rich
-“My Friend, the American Friend” - Nicholas Ray biographical piece with Tom Farrell
-“Johnny Guitar: The First Existential Western" - an original essay by critic Jonathan Rosenbaum
-Theatrical Trailer

Johnny Guitar (1954) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Johnny-Guitar-Blu-ray/dp/B01I6RT2FW/ref=sr_1_2?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1468099505&sr=1-2&keywords=johnny+guitar&refinements=p_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACgSyxdV9vE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAw7y76awqk


Orson Welles’ Macbeth (1948) was also recently given a 2K restoration, so there’s a possibility that that’s in the pipeline to replace their old release (https://www.amazon.com/Macbeth-Blu-ray-Orson-Welles/dp/B008D19WMU?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B008D19WMU&linkCode=xm2&m=&tag=bluray-028-20). The 2K restored version is currently available from Carlotta in France (https://www.amazon.fr/Macbeth-%C3%89dition-Collector-Orson-Welles/dp/B00MBXKKKO/280-0493392-5321407?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B00MBXKKKO&linkCode=xm2&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&tag=bluraycom05-21).


September 27, 2016

Kamikaze ’89 (1982) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/LoBgjTO.jpg)

In a totalitarian society of the future, in which the government controls all facets of the media, a homicide detective investigates a string of bombings, and finds out more than he bargained for.

Kamikaze '89 (1982) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Kamikaze-Blu-ray-Rainer-Werner-Fassbinder/dp/B01HR48RPG?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HR48RPG&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-081-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptje_US6YpA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 10, 2016, 03:05:22 AM
October 25, 2016

Claude Miller’s Garde à Vue aka The Grilling (1981) on blu-ray from TF1 (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/kBWmGS4.jpg)

Inspector Gallien is investigating the rape and murder of two little girls. The only suspect is attorney Jerome Martinaud, but the evidence against him is circumstantial. As the city celebrates New Year's Eve, Gallien calls Martinaud to his office and interrogates him for hour after hour while Martinaud continues to maintain his innocence. We learn all about the evidence; we meet Martinaud's wife and learn all about the rift between the two; but will we, and Gallien, finally learn whether Martinaud is guilty?

The Grilling (1981) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Garde-vue-Blu-ray-Lino-Ventura/dp/B01HZ55ADE/277-2517780-4716855?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HZ55ADE&linkCode=xm2&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&tag=bluraycom05-21)

(http://i.imgur.com/eMIpVgS.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZiSiXne.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/uzTkSxC.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/3WCm3Gh.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/WZ15Ing.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QP44kIm.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-WjtynpplA



Claude Miller’s Mortelle Randonnée aka Deadly Circuit (1983) on blu-ray from TF1 (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/Z1kQsox.jpg)

Catherine (Isabelle Adjani) is a seductive predator - a serial killer who lures wealthy men to their death. Beauvoir (Michel Serrault), a solitary detective known as "The Eye," is in pursuit. Convinced she is his long-lost daughter, he shadows her through Europe, concealing incriminating evidence and helping her elude the police. But when Catherine falls in love with a blind artist (Sami Frey), Beauvoir's jealousy leads to a fatal accident, which ones again sets her on a murderous path.

Deadly Circuit (1983) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Mortelle-randonn%C3%A9e-Blu-ray-Michel-Serrault/dp/B01HZ55AHA/277-1509778-5979066?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01HZ55AHA&linkCode=xm2&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96&tag=bluraycom05-21)

(http://i.imgur.com/U5TIXS7.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IchP0A6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/pYWHQom.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc7OvC9W12o
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 19, 2016, 05:32:14 AM
September 19, 2016

Billy Wilder's Fedora (1978) from Masters of Cinema

(http://i.imgur.com/c7A1kDF.jpg)

Down-on-his-luck Hollywood producer Barry 'Dutch' Detweiler attempts to lure Fedora, a famous but reclusive film actress, out of retirement.

Fedora (1978) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fedora-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01DLOVNA2?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B01DLOVNA2&linkCode=as2&redirect=true&ref_=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl&tag=httpeurekacou-21)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCdWnm663X0



September 27, 2016

John Landis' An American Werewolf in London (1981) 35th Anniversary blu-ray, from a new restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/XrLwaIS.jpg)

Two American college students on a walking tour of Britain are attacked by a werewolf that none of the locals will admit exists.

An American Werewolf in London (1981) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/American-Werewolf-London-Restored-Blu-ray/dp/B01IP2X72W/154-0890118-7335150?ie=UTF8&SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01IP2X72W&linkCode=xm2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&tag=bluray-011-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axn8wRG8Fg0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 21, 2016, 04:53:55 AM
September 6, 2016

Abel Ferrara's The Funeral (1996) on blu-ray from Blaq Out (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/eNQlOCM.jpg)

New York City, the 1930s. A powerful crime family is caught in a lethal crossfire between union organizers and brutal corporate bosses. Against this turbulent backdrop, the family's three street-hardened brothers and the women they love are about to be plunged into a deadly confrontation with their enemies, with each other, and with their own dark heritage of violence, madness and murder.

The Funeral (1996) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Nos-funerailles-BLU-RAY-Christopher-Walken/dp/B01H7AMBRA/254-7788785-6703136?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&ref_=nosim&tag=dvdbeaver0d-21)

Such a sick cast - Christopher Walken, Vincent Gallo, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Penn, and Isabella Rossellini


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-oUehrrrkw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2016, 06:32:48 AM
November 22, 2016

David Cronenberg's Rabid (1977) on blu-ray from Scream Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/95K6PS5.jpg)

A young woman develops a taste for human blood after undergoing experimental plastic surgery, and her victims turn into rabid, blood-thirsty zombies who proceed to infect others, which turns into a city-wide epidemic.

Rabid (1977) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Rabid-Blu-ray/dp/B01JQXEMHI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01JQXEMHI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEmaoMY0iJE



Narciso Ibáñez Serrador's 70mm The House That Screamed (1969) on blu-ray from Scream Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/DfqUPjI.jpg)

Mrs. Fourneau owns and runs a school for wayward girls in France. Her absolute discipline has fostered a social order among the girls with rampant sex, lesbianism and torture the norm. Mrs. Fourneau also has an adolescent son she tries to keep isolated from the young women lest he be tainted by sexual relations; she explains that he must wait for a girl "just like his mother". Meanwhile, girls are "running away" (being murdered) one by one, with their corpses and any evidence of their outcome not to be found...

The House That Screamed (1969) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/House-That-Screamed-Blu-ray/dp/B01LRCDYWA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480560497&sr=8-1&keywords=house+that+screamed)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wazVrppZF-4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsSnwp_TyvE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2016, 07:46:00 PM
Q1 2017 TBD

James Cameron’s The Abyss (1989) on bu-ray from a 4K scan of the original negative

(http://i.imgur.com/uDfvbTk.jpg)

A civilian diving team is enlisted to search for a lost nuclear submarine and face danger while encountering an alien aquatic species.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGwhMHNmPpA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 27, 2016, 06:33:16 PM
2016 TBD

Tom DeSimone's The Concrete Jungle (1982) on blu-ray from Code Red

(http://i.imgur.com/O1SFA7h.jpg)

When her slimy boyfriend Danny (Peter Brown) uses his unsuspecting girlfriend Elizabeth (Tracy Bregman) to carry a stash of cocaine in her skis, she is nabbed by airport security. After a speedy trial, she is sent to the Correctional Institution for Women in California. There she learns quickly that she must toughen up if she hopes to leave there in one piece. She also eventually finds that the warden (Jill St John) is not only cruel and unsympathetic, but in cahoots with an inmate Cat (Barbara Luna) the prison's Queen Bee, who is her partner in a prison drug and prostitution racket. When Elizabeth witnesses a murder committed by Cat and her henchwomen, she spurns her attentions and becomes her enemy. Meanwhile, Deputy Director Shelly Meyers (Nita Talbot), aware of the drug and prostitution business run by the warden and Cat, also suspects that Elizabeth has knowledge that could help her convict the villains, and she begins to press her for information.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sZuEXc1GjM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 31, 2016, 06:20:52 PM
September 19, 2016

The Almodóvar Collection on blu-ray from Studio Canal (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/O9hgDE8.jpg)

The Almodóvar Collection - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Almodovar-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B01GQ26MIE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01GQ26MIE&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


Contains:

Dark Habits (1983)

In a convent in Madrid a band of nuns called the Humble Redeemers practice their particular brand of the Catholic Religion under their motto, 'Sin Is Our Chosen Path'. Yolanda, a nightclub singer, witnesses her boyfriend die from an overdose, and with the police out to question her, she decides to take refuge with the nuns. The convent specializes in the salvation of murderesses, but their benefactor has stopped coming up with the money, and, fearful that they may have to sell the place, the nuns welcome Yolanda. Yolanda encounters an unusual religious life: a heroin-addicted lesbian Mother Superior, a soft porn writing nun, another into acid and one who wrestles tigers. Starring Carmen Maura, Christina S. Pascual, Julieta Serrano, and Chus Lampreave.


What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)

Early Almodovar black comedy, less farcical and melodramatic than his later works and much more of a social critique. Carmen Maura is Gloria, the embattled Spanish housewife trying to cope with her family in a tiny apartment. Her two sons have become drug addicts and taken to dealing, her taxi-driver husband is totally indifferent to her plight, her grouchy mother-in-law keeps a pet lizard and her friend and neighbour wants her to help in her prostitution service. Starring Carmen Maura, Gonzalo Suárez, Luis Hostalot, Ryo Hiruma, and Ángel de Andrés López.


Law of Desire (1987)

Set against the backdrop of mad, mad Madrid, this film swirls around an outrageous cast of characters. Our hero is absorbed in a cat-and-mouse game of obsessive love which before long entangles his trans-sexual brother/sister, a father/son detective team and a mother who makes the Spider Woman look tame. Almodovar brilliantly examines the idea and the attractions of absolute desire in this hilarious film. Starring Eusebio Poncela, Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Miguel Molina, and Manuela Velasco.


Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Pedro Almodovar directs this fast-moving, surreal farce of obsessive love. When Ivan jilts his long-time lover Pepa, she considers suicide, laces her gazpacho soup with barbituates and lets her flat. However, the tenants turn out to be Ivan's son and his girlfriend. Revelations pile up, weirder and weirder characters appear and meanwhile Ivan is flying off to Stockholm with yet another young girl. Starring Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Fernando Guillén, Julieta Serrano, and Maria Barranco.


Kika (1993)

Black comedy from Pedro Almodovar about a make-up artist and her relationship with a philandering American writer living in Madrid. Features the usual roster of Almodovar comic stalwarts such as a rapist-thief, a narcoleptic son, a roving camerawoman voyeur, a lesbian housemaid and various transexuals, serial killers, porn stars and drug addicts - all whisked up into a gloriously immoral frothy sex comedy. Starring Peter Coyote, Verónica Forqué, Victoria Abril, Àlex Casanovas, and Rossy de Palma.


The Flower of My Secret (1995)

A woman who lives a double life finds that being a successful romantic novelist does not necessarily bring happiness. Her husband does not love her, her best friend seems distracted and her mother and sister are too busy bickering to notice that anything is wrong. She stops writing and finds solace in the bottle but finds an unlikely rescuer putting her on a collision course to a new emotional entanglement. Starring Marissa Paredes, Juan Echanove, Carmen Elias, Rossy De Palma, and Chus Lampreave.



Supposedly all coming from Criterion at some point, along with most of the rest of his filmography.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 01, 2016, 07:02:28 PM
October 11, 2016

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) from Lionsgate

(http://i.imgur.com/jyAftcA.jpg)

An examination of the machinations behind the scenes at a real estate office.

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Glengarry-Glen-Ross-Blu-ray-Digital/dp/B01JH4FZCW?ie=UTF8&qid=1470091483&sr=8-2&keywords=glengarry+glen+ross+blu+ray&tag=blurayforum-20)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrhSLf0I-HM
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 04, 2016, 03:33:14 PM
October 11, 2016

Takeshi Kitano's Boiling Point (1990) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/0adn6WK.jpg)

Two disquieted junior baseball players seek revenge on the local yakuza for attacking their coach.

Boiling Point (1990) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Boiling-Point-Blu-ray/dp/B01K15AVP2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01K15AVP2&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-9gnWPJLuE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 05, 2016, 05:38:53 PM
September 7, 2016

Sidney Lumet's Fail-Safe (1964) from Via Vision Entertainment (Australia)

(http://i.imgur.com/mG16zwY.jpg)

American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oicYUhgff7Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNNMiSEZd9Y
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 06, 2016, 06:18:05 PM
September 27, 2016

Two Films By Douglas Sirk on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

(http://i.imgur.com/wOlmeYJ.jpg)

Lured (1947)

(http://i.imgur.com/epgnNtT.jpg)

A serial killer in London is murdering young women whom he meets through the personal columns of newspapers; he announces each of his murders to the police by sending them a cryptic poem. After a dancer disappears, the police enlist an American friend of hers, Sandra Carpenter, to answer advertisements in the personal columns and so lure the killer.

Two Films by Douglas Sirk - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/FILMS-DOUGLAS-DOUBLE-FEATURE-Blu-ray/dp/B01JKN0IPY/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1480560654&sr=1-1&keywords=two+films+by+douglas+sirk+blu+ray)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny1X10TGky8


A Scandal in Paris (1946)

(http://i.imgur.com/5pwcQoD.jpg)

Before the dazzling colors, forbidden romances, and unavoidably tragic ends of Douglas Sirk's better-known melodramas, there was A Scandal in Paris . Taking place in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, this period piece recalls the life of actual con man and womanizer Eugène François Vidocq from his birth in a dingy prison cell to his rise as France's Chief of Police and his life as a criminal in between. After escaping yet another stint in jail, Vidocq and his right-hand man, Emile, make it to Paris, where they end up lodging with a friendly (and wealthy) family whose patriarchal head happens to be the Minister of Police. With dollar signs in their eyes, Vidocq and Emile see plenty of thievish opportunity. But what Vidocq doesn't see is the moral battle he'll have to engage in when he falls in love with the Minister's daughter.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YLvLRLECfo


Two Films By Douglas Sirk - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01JKN0IPY/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 08, 2016, 05:37:05 PM
October 24, 2016

Nicolas Roeg’s The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) from Studio Canal (UK), from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/WGVuzcn.jpg)

Thomas Jerome Newton is a humanoid alien who comes to Earth to get water for his dying planet. He starts a high technology company to get the billions of dollars he needs to build a return spacecraft, and meets Mary-Lou, a girl who falls in love with him. He does not count on the greed and ruthlessness of business here on Earth, however.

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fell-Earth-Anniversary-Collectors-Blu-ray/dp/B01JYZ9N2C/ref=sr_1_7?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1470695719&sr=1-7&keywords=man+who+fell+to+earth)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd9vU1KaQiY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 11, 2016, 05:54:16 PM
December 7, 2016

Claude Berri's Tchao Pantin (1983) on blu-ray from Pathe (France), from a new 2K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/yhznauU.jpg)

An alcoholic ex-policeman (Coluche) roams the Paris underworld with a punk girl (Agnès Soral) to avenge a vile Arab drug dealer (Richard Anconina). Cinematography by Bruno Nuytten (Andrzej Zulawski's Possession, Camille Claudel)

Tchao Pantin (1983) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Tchao-pantin-Combo-Collector-Blu-ray/dp/B01LBJMW6I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480560726&sr=8-1&keywords=tchao+pantin)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot_Eu8Enc2U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjYhCI_zh4k
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 15, 2016, 04:37:38 PM
November 14, 2016

Woody Allen's Interiors (1978) from Arrow Academy (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/Xn9IWbe.jpg)

When Eve (Geraldine Page), an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, Arthur (E.G. Marshall), the emotionally glacial relationships of the three grown-up daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata (Diane Keaton), a successful writer; Flyn (Kristin Griffith), a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey (Marybeth Hurt), a budding actress; struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother. But when their father unexpectedly falls for another woman (Maureen Stapleton), his decision to remarry sets in motion a terrible twist of fate…

Regarded as a startling departure at the time (although it now clearly anticipates later work), Interiors was Woody Allen's first entirely serious drama, an intimate family chamber-piece strongly influenced by his beloved Ingmar Bergman and performed by a pitch-perfect ensemble cast.


Interiors (1978) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Interiors-Blu-ray/dp/B01KG5PH3S?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01KG5PH3S&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T_dGcXaqFg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Ravi on August 15, 2016, 05:17:15 PM
Arrow is releasing a Woody Allen box set (more sets to come)

http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=844

(http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/image/cache/data/WOODY_ALLEN_1-6_SLIPCASE_3D-500x500.JPG)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 19, 2016, 03:13:38 PM
October 6, 2016

Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006) on MOD blu-ray from Sony

(http://i.imgur.com/mUAlcAL.jpg)

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Marie Antoinette (2006) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Marie-Antoinette-Blu-ray/dp/B01LTHKNQ8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01LTHKNQ8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq4vgCVitcw



October 4, 2016

Brian De Palma's Body Double (1984) on MOD blu-ray from Sony

(http://i.imgur.com/MexNleQ.jpg)

A young actor's obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences.

Body Double (1984) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Double-Blu-ray/dp/B01LTHKNQI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01LTHKNQI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 21, 2016, 03:59:19 AM
November 15, 2016

Robert Wise's I Want to Live! (1958) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/JowOKTl.jpg)

A prostitute, sentenced to death for murder, pleads her innocence.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUmX7B5gOk



John Huston's Moby Dick (1956) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/mX71z5h.jpg)

The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QBimB68ZNI



Pretty Poison (1968) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/EN3jElU.jpg)

When a mentally disturbed young man tells a pretty girl that he's a secret agent, she believes him, and murder and mayhem ensue.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1W8rWTCOTU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sS2dDRSCSi8



December 13, 2016

Woody Allen's Stardust Memories (1980) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/aMlF6Ia.jpg)

While attending a retrospective of his work, a filmmaker recalls his life and his loves: the inspirations for his films.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vYsjumID84



Joseph L. Mankiewicz's The Barefoot Contessa (1954) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/QObOgWU.jpg)

Has-been director Harry Dawes gets a new lease on his career when independently wealthy Kirk Edwards hires him to write and direct a film. They go to Madrid to find Maria Vargas, a dancer who will star in the film. Millionaire Alberto Bravano takes Maria from Kirk. Count Vincenzo Torlato-Favrini takes Maria from Alberto.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2mQJi3oQ_g
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: 03 on August 22, 2016, 05:26:56 AM
pretty poison and i want to live are amazing. highly recommended
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 22, 2016, 05:35:57 PM
Q4 2016 TBD

Ridley Scott's 1492: Conquest of Paradise (1992) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/qo8E05z.jpg)

Christopher Columbus' discovery of the Americas and the effect this has on the indigenous people.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmnLrzG2zKw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 24, 2016, 03:58:20 PM
UK label Powerhouse Films has a new series, Indicator (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/movies.php?studioid=2037). Many of their forthcoming releases are films previously put out by US label Twilight Time in limited edition copies (Christine, The Last Detail, Experiment in Terror, Fat City, Bunny Lake is Missing)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 31, 2016, 04:25:41 PM
November 15, 2016

Abel Glance's J'accuse (1938) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/tIieqVE.jpg)

After serving in the trenches of World War I, Jean Diaz recoils with such horror that he renounces love and personal pleasure to immerse himself in scientific research, seeking a machine to prevent war. He thinks he has succeeded, but the government subverts his discovery, and Europe slides with seeming inevitability toward World War II. In desperation, Diaz summons the ghosts of the war dead from the graves and fields of France to give silent, accusing protest.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPr-TwPh9sk



Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger's One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/jKW8X1v.jpg)

When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwkf48aIxmw



Jim Jarmusch's Coffee & Cigarettes (2003) from Olive Films

(http://i.imgur.com/zaG8nI8.jpg)

A series of vignettes that all have coffee and cigarettes in common.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 07, 2016, 03:46:22 PM
November 15, 2016

Orson Welles' Macbeth (1948) on blu-ray from Olive Signature, from a new digital restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/DC3yqMR.jpg)

Welles stars as the titular Macbeth—a doomed Scottish lord tragically undone by his own ambition. Welles' noir-tinged interpretation bubbles over with supernatural prophecy and murderous intrigue, effectively mixing the use of shadow and oblique camera angles to achieve anominous sense of a land in peril. Shot by John L. Russell (Psycho).

Macbeth (1948) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Macbeth-Olive-Signature-Blu-ray-Welles/dp/B01LW2UA1S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480560791&sr=8-1&keywords=macbeth+welles)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 09, 2016, 05:59:49 PM
December 12, 2016

Woody Allen: Six Films 1979-1985 on blu-ray from Arrow (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/RyQR67A.jpg)


-Manhattan
-Stardust Memories
-A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy
-Zelig
-Broadway Danny Rose
-The Purple Rose of Cairo


December 12, 2016

Donnie Darko (2001) limited edition blu-ray from Arrow (UK), with 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut from the original camera negatives

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4Xcj2b.jpg)

Donnie Darko (2001) - Limited Edition - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donnie-Darko-Limited-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01LW6R5H7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473634087&sr=8-1&keywords=donnie+darko+limited)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 09, 2016, 06:31:22 PM
November 2016 TBD

Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack (1979) on limited edition blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

(http://i.imgur.com/9lZ1mW9.jpg)

Compelling character study, revolving around Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler trying to make his fortune in 1970s Singapore in small time pimping. He dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel himself and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Savvy but not unsavory he strikes up a friendship with William Leigh (Denholm Elliot), a genial and decent auditor who travels to Singapore every year. Ultimately, the background of the Vietnam War comes into the picture as Jack is offered the opportunity by the CIA to run a brothel for the R&R activities of U.S. soldiers on leave in Singapore.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-MZC79z3U0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 15, 2016, 10:44:37 PM
Fall 2016 TBD

Nicholas Ray's On Dangerous Ground (1951) from Warner Archive, from a 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/Xnvtfis.jpg)

Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

On Dangerous Ground (1951) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Ground-Blu-ray-Ida-Lupino/dp/B01LTHLG1O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480560835&sr=8-1&keywords=on+dangerous+ground)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoM7poqiHck


Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers (1993) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/kEINPIX.jpg)

A teenage girl and her father discover alien clones are replacing humans on a remote U.S. military base in Alabama.

Body Snatchers (1993) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Body-Snatchers-Blu-ray-Gabrielle-Anwar/dp/B01LTHLG1Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480560880&sr=8-1&keywords=body+snatchers)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vUJFD8XsL0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 06, 2016, 06:32:35 PM
November 15, 2016

Dario Argento’s Phenomena (1985) on blu-ray from Synapse in a 3-disc limited edition

(http://i.imgur.com/S19YzAZ.jpg)

A young girl, with an amazing ability to communicate with insects, is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual capability might help solve a string of murders.

Phenomena (1985) - Synapse (https://synapse-films.com/dvds/horror/phenomena-collectors-edition-steelbook/)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0a5RuY8DCQ





December 13, 2016

David Miller’s Sudden Fear (1952) from Cohen Media Group, from a new 2K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/nw5d2AD.jpg)

After an ambitious actor insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy middle-aged playwright and marries her, he plots with his mistress to murder her.

Sudden Fear (1952) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Sudden-Fear-Blu-ray/dp/B01M0ZWPY5?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01M0ZWPY5&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9GHtPQ7DNA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 11, 2016, 10:19:21 PM
December 13, 2016

Frank Llloyd and Joseph Von Sternberg’s Children of Divorce (1927) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley, from a 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/tPZcYMo.jpg)

The film begins in an American "divorce colony" in Paris after the First World War, where parents would leave their children for months at a time. Jean, Kitty, and Ted meet there as children and become fast friends. Years later, in America, when wealthy Ted (Gary Cooper) reconnects with Jean (Esther Ralston), the two fall deeply in love, vowing to fulfill a childhood promise to one day marry each other. But true love and the most innocent of plans are no match for the scheming Kitty-played by the original Hollywood "It" girl, Clara Bow-who targets Ted for his fortune. After a night of drunken revelry, Ted wakes up to find he has unwittingly married Kitty. This unfortunate turn of events, however, carries with it the traumatized pasts of the three players, whose views of marriage have been shaped as children of divorce.

Children of Divorce (1927) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Children-of-Divorce-Blu-ray/dp/B01LXXB9BJ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01LXXB9BJ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHF3MWKMxYY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 14, 2016, 08:09:31 PM
Cohen Media: Ten Jacques Rivette Films and Recently Discovered Shorts Acquired for U.S. Distribution
via blu-ray.com

U.S. label Cohen Media has announced that it has acquired the distribution rights for ten films directed by Jacques Rivette. The label has also secured the rights to three early, recently discovered shorts.

The newly licensed films will be digitally restored by Celluloid Dreams. Theatrical screenings are also planned for 2017.

Complete list of titles:

1. La Belle Noiseuse (1991)
2. The Beautiful Troublemaker (1991), re-edited shorter version of La Belle Noiseuse
3. The Gang of Four (1989)
4. Jeanne la Pucelle I - Les batailles a.k.a. Joan the Maiden: Part I (1994)
5. Jeanne la Pucelle II - Les batailles a.k.a. Joan the Maiden: Part II: The Prisons (1994)
6. Up, Down, Fragile (1995)
7. Secret Defense a.k.a. Top Secret (1998)
8. The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
9. Love on the Ground (1984)
10. Wuthering Heights (1985)
11. Aux Quatre Coins (1949) - short, newly discovered
12. La Quadrille (1950) - short, newly discovered
13. La Divertissement (1952) - short

The label has also confirmed that it is working with Universal Studios on a brand new 4K restoration of James Whale's film The Old Dark House (1932), starring a very young Boris Karloff.

Another recent acquisition for the label is acclimated French helmer Philippe de Broca's film King of Hearts (1966), starring Alan Bates, Geneviève Bujold, and Pierre Brasseur.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 19, 2016, 06:46:37 PM
October 25, 2016

Joe Sarno's Sin You Sinners (1963) and Vampire Ecstasy (1973) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/i2DYpeP.jpg)

Vampire Ecstasy (1973) / Sin You Sinners (1963) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Ecstasy-and-Sin-You-Sinners-Blu-ray/dp/B01KN0GZLE?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01KN0GZLE&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


It’s incredible how much difference a restoration can make in the perception of a film having production value or not:


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on October 19, 2016, 07:33:19 PM
For some reason I can't get enough of these restoration comparisons.  :bravo:
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 27, 2016, 11:42:09 PM
May 23, 2017

The Coen Bros. Barton Fink (1991) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/QQLL8Z8.jpg)

Set in 1941, an intellectual New York playwright Barton Fink accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. He finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor tries to help, but he continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him.

Barton Fink (1991) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Barton-Fink-Blu-ray/dp/B071GB3P5P?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071GB3P5P&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



January 17, 2017

Michael Mann’s Ali (2001) on blu-ray from Sony

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Joseph von Sternberg’s The Salvation Hunters (1925) and The Case of Lena Smith (1929) on DVD from German Filmmuseum

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Before making (sound) film history with The Blue Angel, Viennese-born filmmaker Josef von Sternberg directed a series of thematically and stylistically daring silent films. This DVD presents the first and last of his surviving silents, digitally restored from archival 35mm elements and supplemented by a new video essay by film historian Janet Bergstrom. The Salvation Hunters, von Sternberg's self-financed, socially conscious directorial debut, won praise from Charles Chaplin, among others, and is featured here with a new score by award-winning Austrian composer Siegfried Friedrich. The sole extant fragment of The Case of Lena Smith brings the director’s youthful memories of fin de siècle Vienna vividly to life.

The Salvation Hunters / The Case of Lena Smith - German Filmmuseum  (https://www.filmmuseum.at/jart/prj3/filmmuseum/main.jart?j-j-url=/en/shop/shop_detail&shop_produkte_id=1474494605856&ss1=y)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: polkablues on October 28, 2016, 12:52:49 AM
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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 02, 2016, 11:25:38 PM
March 20, 2017

Martin Scorsese's Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974) on blu-ray from BFI (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/fh2NE9Q.jpg)

A recently widowed woman on the road with her precocious young son, determined to make a new life for herself as a singer.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jFhv9mPqk4


Martin Scorsese's Who's That Knocking at My Door? (1967) on blu-ray from BFI (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/9oSvFd2.jpg)

A young man struggles with the fact that his girlfriend was once raped.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 07, 2016, 09:25:16 PM
November 21, 2016

Abel Glance’s Napoleon (1927) on blu-ray from BFI (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/1t6SRCi.jpg)

This ambitious silent film, renowned for its groundbreaking camerawork and editing, portrays the early life of French ruler Napoleon Bonaparte (Albert Dieudonne), beginning with his childhood and ending with a successful military campaign in Italy. A native of Corsica, Napoleon becomes a staunch supporter of his island home, but eventually flees due to conflicts with its leadership. Once settled on the French mainland, Napoleon begins his climb up the military ranks.

Napoleon (1927) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01J7WSDEQ/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6504eRh5h6M


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 21, 2016, 05:01:08 PM
January 31, 2017

Ken Russell’s The Lair of the White Worm (1988) on blu-ray from Vestron Video / Lionsgate

(http://i.imgur.com/tKaDpVe.jpg)

James D'Ampton (Grant) returns to his country castle in England. Legend has it that James' distant ancestor once slayed the local dragon- a monstrous white worm with a fondness for the sweet flesh of virgins. The young Lord dismisses the legend as folklore, until archaeology student, Angus Flint, unearths a massive reptilian skull and the ancient worship site of a pagan snake god on James' property. When James' virtuous girlfriend, Eve (Oxenburg), suddenly disappears, he and Angus set out to investigate the foreboding cavern said to be the worm's lair where a centuries-old mystery begins to uncoil.

The Lair of the White Worm (1988) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Lair-of-the-White-Worm-Blu-ray/dp/B01LTHWY2O?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-012-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01LTHWY2O&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJo9-sO-qIU



Bob Balaban’s Parents (1989) on blu-ray from Vestron Video / Lionsgate

(http://i.imgur.com/tkpYRqF.jpg)

Meet the Laemles- and taste the terror in this black comedy, Dad's (Randy Quaid) got a great job, Mom (Mary Beth Hurt) hasall the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael (Brian Madorsky) has neat new friends and two parents that kill him with kindness. They're the all-American family of 1954...with one small exception.

Parents (1989) - Amazon (http://)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXMPteymKUU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 23, 2016, 07:20:52 PM
February 13, 2017

Charles Vidor’s Cover Girl (1944) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/BbIFKYM.jpg)

John Coudair (Otto Kruger) was wounded long ago when his fiancée called off their engagement, and when he spots the woman's granddaughter, comely stage performer Rusty Parker (Rita Hayworth), he's reminded of what he lost. A publishing mogul, he decides to put the naive young beauty on the cover of his magazine. Although he might lose her, Rusty's boyfriend, Danny McGuire (Gene Kelly), refuses to interfere with her path to success. Ultimately, she must decide between riches and romance.

Cover Girl (1944) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cover-Masters-Cinema-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01N0J0N18/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1480561052&sr=1-2&keywords=covergirl)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz23S5g3Hnk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on November 28, 2016, 05:36:32 PM
Available Now

Ian Sellar's Venus Peter (1989) on blu-ray from Panamint Cinema (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/vd1Zs4i.jpg)

Young Peter’s world is populated with magical thoughts and fantasies, as he grows up with his elderly sage-like grandfather (Ray McAnally),  a fisherman, in the Orkney Islands during the 1950s. Based on the novel A Twelvemonth and a Day by Christopher Rush.

Quote
Venus Peter is a 1989 British drama film directed by Ian Sellar and produced by Christopher Young for Young films. The film is an adaptation of the novel A Twelvemonth and a Day by Christopher Rush. It was screened in the Un Certain Regardsection at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival.

In 1999 Richard Mowe, curator of film at the National Museum of Scotland, chose the film as one of his top twenty Scottish films of the century.

Venus Peter (1989) - Amazon UK (https://www.panamint.co.uk/panamint-blu/venus-peter-blu-ray)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-q88TYqZ6c
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 02, 2016, 05:55:01 PM
Q1 2017 TBD

Peter Del Monte's Etoile (1989) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing from a new 2K remaster

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The beautiful American ballerina Claire Hamilton (Jennifer Connelly) travels to Hungary to join a prestigious ballet school. The school is haunted by the spirit of a ballerina that died in a carriage accident that possesses Claire.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwhKR4sDBzk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 08, 2016, 05:10:32 PM
January 17, 2017

John Sturges’ Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

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Folks in Black Rock have their own way of welcoming mysterious, one-armed stranger John J. Macreedy. He's welcome to leave. Or they'll make sure he leaves in a pine box. Two-time Academy Award(r) winner* Spencer Tracy (a 1955 Best Actor Oscar(r) nominee for this film) plays World War II veteran Macreedy, who keeps his own counsel about why he's come to Black Rock and who keeps his wits about him when confronted with threats and violence. Director John Sturges (The Great Escape) ramps up the tension while revealing Macreedy's mission and the town's grim secret. Robert Ryan, Walter Brennan, Ernest Borgnine and Lee Marvin are among the town's thugs and lap dogs. "I'm half horse, half alligator," one says. They'll find Macreedy is even tougher stuff. This timeless classic makes exceptional use of the then-new CinemaScope screen, set to a pulsating musical score by the great Andre Previn.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8a7PkeVWP4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 12, 2016, 10:32:10 PM
February 13, 2017

Frank Clarke’s Blonde Fist (1991) on blu-ray from Network (UK)

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Liverpudlian legend Margi Clarke stars in this cult classic as a single mum who walks out on an unhappy domestic life – and into an unexpected career. The third feature from Letter to Brezhnevdirector Frank Clarke, Blonde Fist co-stars Oscar-nominated Carroll Baker and Straw Dogs' Ken Hutchison. It is featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements, in its original theatrical aspect ratio.

Fleeing problems at home, Ronnie O'Dowd heads to New York to track down her bare-knuckle-fighter father. Finding a burnt-out drunk instead of a big-time boxer, she has an immediate and pressing need to find hard cash! When a nightclub hosting a female boxing match has a no-show competitor, the offer of a thousand dollars to any woman who can last three minutes in the ring against their trained fighter proves too much for Ronnie to resist...


Blonde Fist (1991) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Blonde-Fist-Blu-ray/dp/B01NBJ4CUA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01NBJ4CUA&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


Trailer for Frank Clarke's earlier film, Letter to Brezhnev (1985):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Xmo276lYQ



March 13, 2017

Walerian Borowczyk’s Story of Sin (1975) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy (UK), restored from the original camera negative

(http://i.imgur.com/hYbuJIb.jpg)

The life of a beautiful, young and pious woman is thrown into chaos when her parents takes in a dashingly handsome lodger. Having embarked on a torrid affair, the lodger goes off to Rome to seek a divorce from his estranged wife. Unable to live apart from her beloved, our hero leaves home only to fall prey to the infatuations and lusts of a band of noble admirers, unsavoury criminals and utopian do-gooders. The only feature Walerian Borowczyk (The Beast, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Miss Osbourne) made in his native Poland, Story of Sin transforms Stefan Zeromski's classic melodrama into a deliriously surrealistic meditation on l'amour fou.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 13, 2016, 06:35:37 PM
February 20, 2017

Woody Allen: Seven Films - 1986-1991 on blu-ray from Arrow (UK)

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-Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
-Radio Days (1987)
-September (1987)
-Another Woman (1988)
-Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
-Alice (1990)
-Shadows and Fog (1991)

Woody Allen: Seven Films - 1986-1991 - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B01MXL4AI9/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)


Favorite Woody Allen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYS5m79e9w
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 16, 2016, 06:40:19 PM
December 12, 2016

Donnie Darko (2001) limited edition blu-ray from Arrow (UK), with 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut from the original camera negatives

(http://i.imgur.com/Q4Xcj2b.jpg)

Donnie Darko (2001) - Limited Edition - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donnie-Darko-Limited-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01LW6R5H7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473634087&sr=8-1&keywords=donnie+darko+limited)


Screencap comparisons (http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=9554&d2=9555&s1=92533&s2=92547&i=9&l=0) at caps-a-holic (scroll up for more / click 'Fullscreen Comparison' in the upper-right of each image). Non-limited edition coming from Arrow UK on January 9, 2017 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donnie-Darko-Blu-ray/dp/B01MXCSRTR?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MXCSRTR&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 17, 2016, 06:17:52 PM
Available Now

Jonathan Demme's Stop Making Sense (1984) on blu-ray from Second Sight (UK), from a new 2015 restoration. Region free.

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Concert film featuring a live performance by Talking Heads. It was shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood's Pantages Theater in December 1983, as the group was touring to promote their new album Speaking in Tongues.

Stop Making Sense (1984) - Amazon UK (http://)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBUe_v6Mi70


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 26, 2016, 04:50:25 PM
2017 TBD

Dario Argento’s Opera (1987) from Scorpion Releasing, from a new 2K scan of the original camera negative

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When a young opera singer takes over the leading role in an avant-garde presentation of Verdi's Macbeth, she triggers the madness of a crazed fan who repeatedly the diva to watch the brutal murders of her friends. Will the woman's recurring nightmare hold the key to the identity of this psychopath or does an even more horrific evil lay waiting in the wings?
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on December 29, 2016, 09:18:21 PM
March 6, 2017

Alien Nation (1988) on blu-ray from 88 Films (UK), also coming from Twilight Time sometime next year

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Alien Nation (1988) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Alien-Nation-Blu-ray/dp/B01N5IAEZV?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N5IAEZV&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)

In Los Angeles circa 1991, humans live alongside extraterrestrial humanoid beings whose spaceship crash landed three years earlier. This coexistence is not always harmonious, as exemplified by segregated slums and the uneasy partnership of police detective Matthew Sykes (James Caan) with new humanoid partner Sam Francisco (Mandy Patinkin). However, the pair begin to overcome their differences as they investigate a slum drug ring led by the slippery William Harcourt (Terence Stamp).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra7ahDHw8rE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 01, 2017, 10:45:59 PM
March 28, 2017

Aria (1987) on blu-ray from eOne/Sony

Directed by Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, and Julien Temple

(http://i.imgur.com/g7FxLKb.jpg)

Aria (1987) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Aria-Blu-ray/dp/B01NGYVU7J?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01NGYVU7J&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria.

Aria Trailer - Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/193750205)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 10, 2017, 07:58:55 PM
August 22, 2017

Sean Penn’s The Indian Runner (1991) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/MUWiMNY.jpg)

A Vietnam vet comes home to his small town and finds himself in conflict with rules that his brother has vowed to uphold.

The Indian Runner (1991) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Indian-Runner-Blu-ray/dp/B071Z7KLJL?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071Z7KLJL&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEU3RsJdWGY



October 16, 2017

Takeshi Kitano’s Getting Any? (1994) on blu-ray from Third Window Films (UK) from a new restoration

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A slapstick comedy, about a goofy middle-aged man who is obsessed with the idea of having car sex. While pursuing his 'dream', he makes all the wrong moves possible, and ends up enrolling in a number of crazy escapades.

Geting Any (1994) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Getting-Any-Blu-ray/dp/B072BWBWQR?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072BWBWQR&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2jRRp4YXq0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 13, 2017, 04:44:01 PM
December 12, 2016

Donnie Darko (2001) limited edition blu-ray from Arrow (UK), with 4K restorations of both the Theatrical Cut and Director's Cut from the original camera negatives

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Donnie Darko (2001) - Limited Edition - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donnie-Darko-Limited-Format-Blu-ray/dp/B01LW6R5H7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473634087&sr=8-1&keywords=donnie+darko+limited)


Screencap comparisons (http://caps-a-holic.com/c.php?go=1&a=0&d1=9554&d2=9555&s1=92533&s2=92547&i=9&l=0) at caps-a-holic (scroll up for more / click 'Fullscreen Comparison' in the upper-right of each image). Non-limited edition coming from Arrow UK on January 9, 2017 (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Donnie-Darko-Blu-ray/dp/B01MXCSRTR?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MXCSRTR&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


US release (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Donnie-Darko-Blu-ray/172091/) of the LE Box Set from Arrow on April 18, 2017. Assuming a non-LE will follow later in the US as well.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 13, 2017, 09:14:21 PM
February 2017 TBD

Ken Russell's The Boy Friend (1971) from Warner Archive

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The star has injured an ankle, but the show – and inexperienced stage assistant Polly Browne – must go on. Break a leg, kid. And don’t let the presence of Hollywood director and talent scout Mr. De Thrill add any pressure. And so begins this colorful tale of theater hopefuls with stars in their eyes and greasepaint in their veins, a work that, under the guidance of director Ken Russell, is not just an affectionate filmization of Sandy Wilson’s London/Broadway stage hit but also an homage to the movie stagings of Busby Berkeley – complete with imaginative use of kaleidoscopic top shots and rows of leggy chorines. Fashion icon Twiggy makes her screen debut as sweet-natured Polly, a role played earlier by Julie Andrews in her Broadway debut. Curtain up. Maybe someone will be discovered tonight.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GcdLVpQ5V0



Billy Wilder's Love in the Afternoon (1957) from Warner Archive

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An aging American tycoon overcomes his inhibitions to court a young Parisian.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4kgqWLAtA0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 14, 2017, 01:02:11 AM
March 14, 2017

Leos Carax's The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) on blu-ray from Kino

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Alex, who's homeless and addicted to alcohol, and Michèle, who's losing her sight, form a relationship while sleeping rough on Paris's Pont-Neuf bridge.

The Lovers on the Bridge (1991) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Lovers-on-the-Bridge-Blu-ray/dp/B01N223JBA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N223JBA&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgxUjVBj2ic

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH80fIW-mrc
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 15, 2017, 06:21:48 PM
Available Now

Wolfgang Staudte's The Murderers Are Among Us aka Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946) on DVD, recently restored by the DEFA Film Library

This is one of the films that had an influence on Christian Petzold’s recent movies Barbara and Phoenix

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In 1945, the artist Susanne Wallner (Hildegard Knef) returns to Berlin after spending three years in a concentration camp. Yet amid the ruins, she is filled with a renewed energy for life. When she arrives at her old apartment, she finds that Dr. Hans Mertens (Ernst Wilhelm Borchert) has taken up residence there. A physician and former German officer, Mertens is haunted by the wartime execution of Polish civilians, which he did nothing to prevent. Under Susanne's care, the broken man gathers new strength. Then, by chance, Mertens meets his former captain (Arno Paulsen) and decides to take the law into his own hands.
 
The Murderers Are among Us was the first film made in Germany after WWII and has since become a classic. It was supported by the Soviet Allies and produced by the newly-founded DEFA Studio. Its film noir style successfully blends German expressionism with a striking affinity to Italian neorealism.


The Murderers Are Among Us (1946) - DEFA Film Library (https://ecommerce.umass.edu/defa/store/3572)


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWKpaCoIerI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 16, 2017, 05:53:27 PM
2017 TBD

Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan (1953) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 2K restoration

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In the waning days of WWII, a dozen Japanese sailors are stranded on a remote island inhabited only by the foreman of an abandoned plantation and a beautiful young woman, Keiko (Akemi Negishi). As the days turn into months and then into years, the castaways lose their grip on any semblance of societal norms and descend into a daily struggle for dominance and power.

Anatahan (1953) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Anatahan-Blu-ray/dp/B06VWL1FWL?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06VWL1FWL&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yb4WJjO1yq0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 19, 2017, 08:26:34 PM
February 21, 2017

3 Classic Films by Claude Chabrol from Cohen Media Group

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3 Classic Films by Claude Chabrol - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/3-Classic-Films-by-Claude-Chabrol-Blu-ray/dp/B01N968RPO?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-000-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N968RPO&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


-Betty (1992)

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Alone and drunk, Betty, is led to a Paris restaurant by a stranger. Here, she meets an older woman, Laure, with whom she strikes up an instant rapport. The two women seem to have suffered the same lot in their lives. Laure takes Betty back to her hotel and helps to cure the young woman of her depression and alcoholism. Little by little, Betty pieces together her recent history and realizes that perhaps her life is not worth living. The she meets Mario, Laure's lover... Starring Stephane Audran, Jean-Francoise Garreaud and Marie Trintignant. 2K RESTORATION.


-L'Enfer (1994)

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Paul (François Cluzet) has just bought a charming waterfront hotel in the heart of France. In debt for the next ten years, he sets to work with his beautiful new wife, Nelly (Emmanuelle Béart). The life of the young couple resembles a dream come true until Paul's suspicions and jealousy get the best of him. His increasing obsession turns into madness that ends in a tragedy. Starring Emmanuelle Béart and Francois Cluzet. 2K RESTORATION.


-The Swindle (1997)

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Betty and Victor tour quietly around France in their motor home living safely on part-time swindles…until they become involved in a scam with high stakes and international implications. Chabrol's 50th film is a deft and entertaining thriller. Starring François Cluzet, Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault. 2K RESTORATION.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqr2PIDvMKo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zovbI45CHA4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Az7w_zh9S70
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 20, 2017, 06:53:04 PM
March 7, 2017

Samuel Beckett’s Film (1965) on blu-ray from Milestone

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Film by Samuel Beckett, the great playwright's only venture into the medium of the cinema, was written in 1963 and filmed in New York City in the summer of 1964. The project brought together an illustrious group of collaborators: screenwriter (and future Nobel laureate) Beckett traveled from Paris at the behest of the producer, publisher, and First Amendment champion Barney Rosset joining forces with theater director Alan Schneider, Oscar-winning cinematographer Boris Kaufman, and silent-comedy genius, Buster Keaton. Acclaimed film editor Sidney Meyers added his talents to the film in post-production. The product of their efforts, Film by Samuel Beckett, has no dialogue and takes as its basis philosopher George Berkeley s theory Esse est percipi to be is to be perceived. In essence, after all outside perception be it animal, human, or divine is suppressed, self-perception remains.

Film by Samuel Beckett premiered at the 1965 New York Film Festival and went on to win many international awards. Critics, literary scholars, and audiences have continued to be dazzled and intrigued by the film. Mark Nixon of the Beckett International Foundation calls Film by Samuel Beckett an intriguing and vital document in Samuel Beckett s life-long engagement and fascination with perception, and the image.

Restorationist Ross Lipman worked with Rosset to preserve and digitize Film by Samuel Beckett on behalf of the UCLA Film & Television Archive and was inspired to make a documentary Notfilm (2015), exploring the creation and meaning of this fascinating cinema treasure.


Film (1965) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Film-Blu-ray/dp/B01MU2G6E5?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MU2G6E5&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



Notfilm (2015) on blu-ray from Milestone

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Notfilm is Ross Lipman s acclaimed kino-essay on the making and meaning of Film by Samuel Beckett. Unlike any other film for its in-depth, mesmerizing analysis of one short film, it has been acclaimed by critics and audiences everywhere. Lipman s obsession with Film began when, as a teenaged cinephile, he first learned that Irish Nobel Prize-winning playwright Samuel Beckett had written a short that starred silent film genius Buster Keaton. Decades later, Lipman, now an accomplished film restorationist, jumped at the chance to preserve Film and to meet and talk with the extraordinary man who produced it, maverick publisher and First Amendment champion Barney Rosset. During a visit to Rosset s NYC loft, Lipman asked if there was any extra footage from the 1964 shoot. The reels that he discovered under the sink in the publisher s kitchen started Lipman on the long road from Film to Notfilm.

For more than seven years he traveled the world interviewing friends, family, and collaborators including Beckett s biographer James Knowlson, film historian Kevin Brownlow, actress Billie Whitelaw, Keaton s friend (and actor in Film) James Karen, and writer Leonard Maltin who visited the set as a star-struck 14-year-old Buster fan. Lipman s long fascination and tireless efforts have resulted in Notfilm, a film exploration that is mesmerizing, entertaining and timeless.


Notfilm (2015) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Notfilm-Blu-ray/dp/B01N4FRK7L?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N4FRK7L&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


Notfilm (2015) trailer - Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/135676816)



April 24, 2017

Frank Clarke & Chris Bernard’s Letter to Brezhnev (1985) on blu-ray from BFI (UK)

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Two Merseyside girls escape their humdrum lives for a night on the town, where they meet two Russian sailors on shore leave. For Teresa (Margi Clarke), it's a welcome bit of fun, but for Elaine (Alexander Pigg) it turns into much more.

One of the key British films of the 1980's Letter to Brezhnev is set against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Liverpool's club scene, one-night stands and a Europe still in the grip of the Cold War. Written by Frank Clarke and directed by Chris Bernard (both whom worked on Brookside) and starring a fresh and young cast it remains a hilarious and uplifting tale of how love and idealism can help ordinary people realise their dreams.


Letter to Brezhnev (1985) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Letter-to-Brezhnev-Blu-ray/dp/B01NBWNBFA?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01NBWNBFA&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0Xmo276lYQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 24, 2017, 03:43:14 AM
2017 TBD

Michele Soavi's The Church (1989) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

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A church is built during medieval times on top of a pile of dead bodies that were considered possessed. Hundreds of years later a young librarian unleashes the evil within, by removing a rock in the catacombs. Series of events occur meanwhile, everybody just does not seem to be the same. Father Gus is the only one not possessed, he must save the city from becoming a pandemonium, he must find the ancient secret of the church so it can crumble to pieces... Starring Tomas Arana, Feodor Chaliapin Jr., Hugh Quarshie, Barbara Cupisti, and Antonella Vitale.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmxx21dyNZo



Michele Soavi's The Sect (1991) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing

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A spree of grisly murders is perpetrated in Frankfurt by a group of Satan worshippers. A school teacher almost runs over an old man with a box and takes him in. It's no accident that the old man has come into her life, and it quickly becomes apparent that he has plans for her, plans that involve a permanent future with the Satanic cult. Starring Kelly Curtis, Herbert Lom, and Mariangela Giordano.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72vy7PCFZi0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 25, 2017, 04:57:43 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

The Louis Malle Collection from Artificial Eye (UK) - 10 discs



Lift to the Scaffold a.k.a. Elevator to the Gallows

French black comedy in which a crime of passion goes horribly wrong when the killer gets trapped in a lift. As Julien (Maurice Ronet)'s lover, Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) - who also happens to be the victim's wife - is out searching for him in Paris, a young hood and his girl steal the killer's car, complicating matters further. This was Louis Malle's first film as director and it partly set the tone for the 'new wave' to come. It is also notable for its famous jazz score, improvised in one night by Miles Davis while the film was being projected.


Les Amants a.k.a. The Lovers

An early classic from Louis Malle with Jeanne Moreau as a woman desperate to free herself from a provincial marriage. So she heads for the excitement of Paris with her friends. A chance encounter gives her the excitement she has been craving for.


Zazie dans le Métro

This merry farce depicts a satirical view of the French society: Ten-year-old Zazie has to stay two days with her relatives in Paris, so that her mother can spend some time with her lover. However Zazie escapes her uncle's custody and sets out to explore Paris on her own.


The Fire Within a.k.a. Le Feu Follet

Estranged from his wife in the United States, alcoholic and self-destructive French writer Alain Leroy resolves to commit suicide and spends the next twenty-four hours visiting old friends in Paris.


Murmur of the Heart a.k.a. Le Souffle au Coeur

Louis Malle's critically acclaimed Murmur of the Heart (Le soffle au coeur) gracefully combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy's sexual maturation. Both shocking and deeply poignant, this is one of the finest coming-of-age films ever made.


Lacombe, Lucien

One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German Occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial Lacombe, Lucien traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of a nation and one troubled boy's horrific coming of age, the film is a disquieting portrait of lost innocence and guilt.


Black Moon

Louis Malle meets Lewis Carroll in this bizarre and bewitching trip down the rabbit hole. After skirting the horrors of an unidentified war being waged in an anonymous countryside, beautiful young Lily (Cathryn Harrison) takes refuge in a remote farmhouse, where she becomes embroiled in the surreal domestic life of an extremely unconventional family. Evocatively shot by cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Black Moon is a Freudian tale of adolescent sexuality set in a postapocalyptic world of shifting identities and talking animals. It is one of Malle's most experimental films and a cinematic daydream like no other.


My Dinner with Andre

A whimsical comedy about two old friends who meet in a chic New York restaurant, where Andre recounts his mystical adventures of the past two years. The focus then turns to the relationship between the two men, their innermost feelings and loves, and their different ideas concerning the purpose of life. When the check eventually comes, one of them will have profoundly changed.


Au Revoir Les Enfants

Au Revoir Les Enfants tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss between two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie...until a secret is revealed. Based on events from writer-director Malle's own childhood, the film is a subtle, precisely observed tale of courage, cowardice, and tragic awakening.


Milou en Mai a.k.a. May Fools

This comic excursion from Louis Malle is set in May 1968, concurrent with a series of Parisian student uprisings. After the death of family matriarch Mme. Vieuzac (Paulette Dubost), the survivors converge on the French countryside for her funeral; they include her two sons, Milou (Michel Piccoli) and Georges (Michel Duchaussoy); Camille (Miou-Miou), Milou's daughter; Camille's husband and children; and granddaughter Claire (Dominique Blanc), a lesbian. With the latest news of rebellion from Paris as their soundtrack, the family members argue over property, revive long-simmering arguments, and watch in dismay as an unlikely love affair begins. When the student uprising threatens to spill over into their community, the family heads for the hills, where the great outdoors only intensifies their reunion.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 25, 2017, 05:24:09 PM
February 14, 2017

Woody Allen’s Interiors (1978) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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When Eve (Geraldine Page), an interior designer, is deserted by her husband of many years, Arthur (E.G. Marshall), the emotionally glacial relationships of the three grown-up daughters are laid bare. Twisted by jealousy, insecurity and resentment, Renata (Diane Keaton), a successful writer; Flyn (Kristin Griffith), a woman crippled by indecision; and Joey (Marybeth Hurt), a budding actress; struggle to communicate for the sake of their shattered mother. But when their father unexpectedly falls for another woman (Maureen Stapleton), his decision to remarry sets in motion a terrible twist of fate…

Regarded as a startling departure at the time (although it now clearly anticipates later work), Interiors was Woody Allen's first entirely serious drama, an intimate family chamber-piece strongly influenced by his beloved Ingmar Bergman and performed by a pitch-perfect ensemble cast.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T_dGcXaqFg



Henry Hathaway’s Kiss of Death (1947) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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Offered parole from Sing Sing in exchange for information about one of his old partners in crime, jewel thief Nick Bianco (Victor Mature) reluctantly cooperates with district attorney Louis D'Angelo (Brian Donlevy), who's trying to take down violent murderer Tommy Udo (Richard Widmark). But when Udo goes free despite the district attorney's best efforts, Bianco and his wife, Nettie (Coleen Gray), are in the killer's sights, and he'll stop at nothing to settle the score.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sBh_fbsQ_E



March 14, 2017

Mark Robson’s Peyton Place (1957) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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An exposé of the residents of a small fictional New England mill town in the years surrounding World War II, where scandal, homicide, suicide, incest, and moral hypocrisy hide behind a tranquil façade.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6mE98wOuyO0


Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on January 30, 2017, 06:51:10 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

Milos Forman's Valmont (1989) on blu-ray from Kino

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In 18th-century France, a cruel and calculating playboy, Valmont, makes a malicious wager with the equally wicked Madame de Merteuil: Valmont must dishonor the married Madame de Tourvel bying with her. If Valmont succeeds, he gets the privilege of Merteuil's bed as well. But when Valmont sets out on his task, the unexpected happens - he falls in love with Tourvel! And now Merteuil will stop at nothing to destroy Valmont's newfound passion. Starring Colin Firth, Annette Bening, Meg Tilly, Fairuza Balk, and Siân Phillips.   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGWQKNPHlUQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 01, 2017, 05:52:11 PM
March 20, 2017

Fritz Lang’s The Big Heat (1953) on blu-ray from Powerhouse Films / Indicator (UK)

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Fritz Lang's iconic film noir masterpiece is an uncompromising exploration of corruption and violence at the dark heart of small-town America. Glenn Ford is the good cop in a bad town, who single-handedly takes on local mobsters headed by Alexander Scourby and his psychotic right-hand man Lee Marvin.

Dave Bannion is an upright cop on the trail of a vicious gang he suspects holds power over the police force. Bannion is tipped off after a colleague's suicide and his fellow officers' suspicious silence lead him to believe that they are on the gangsters' payroll. When a bomb meant for him kills his wife instead, Bannion becomes a furious force of vengeance and justice, aided along the way by the gangster's spurned girlfriend Debbie. As Bannion and Debbie fall further and further into the Gangland's insidious and brutal trap, they must use any means necessary (including murder) to get to the truth.


The Big Heat (1953) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Big-Heat-Blu-ray/dp/B01MRBXDUL?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MRBXDUL&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



John Huston’s Fat City (1972) on blu-ray from Powerhouse Films / Indicator (UK)

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John Huston's sombre but compassionate boxing drama is a criminally-underseen late-career masterpiece from the great director. Peppered with outstanding performances this gritty yet affectionate look at the world of small-time boxing highlights a down-and-out fighter and a young up-and-comer, both moving through a world of seedy gyms and flop houses.

Fat City (1972) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fat-City-Blu-ray/dp/B01N6WRU3Y?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N6WRU3Y&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



The Front (1976) on blu-ray from Powerhouse Films / Indicator (UK)

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In 1953, a cashier poses as a writer for blacklisted talents to submit their work through, but the injustice around him pushes him to take a stand.

The Front (1976) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Front-Blu-ray/dp/B01N6WSIVK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N6WSIVK&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



May 9, 2017

John Waters’ Serial Mom (1994) from Scream Factory

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Beverly (Turner) is the perfect happy homemaker. Along with her doting husband Eugene (Sam Waterston) and two children, Misty (Ricki Lake) and Chip (Matthew Lillard), she lives a life straight out of Good Housekeeping. But this nuclear family just might explode when Beverly's fascination with serial killers collides with her ever-so-proper code of ethics – transforming her from middle class mom to mass murderer! Soon, the bodies begin to pile up… and suburbia faces a horror even worse than wearing white after Labor Day.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 02, 2017, 06:07:14 PM
2017 TBD

Luis Puenzo's The Official Story (1985) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

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The Official Story is about an upper middle class couple who lives in Buenos Aires with an illegally adopted child. The mother, Alicia (Norma Aleandro), comes to realize that her daughter may be the child of a desaparecido, a victim of the forced disappearances that occurred during Argentina's last military dictatorship.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IbHh9ixyxQ
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2017, 05:57:05 PM
March 17, 2017

Electra Glide in Blue (1973) on blu-ray from Odyssey Video (UK)

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Ambitious motorcycle cop John Wintergreen patrols the Arizona highways, yearning for promotion to the homicide division. Thanks to his revelation that a supposed suicide is actually a murder, his wish it granted. But 'good cop' Wintergreen is about to discover that street-smarts and integrity can have lethal consequences as he finds himself sinking into a mire of corruption – not to mention a very tricky love-triangle. Troubled star Robert Blake (Baretta) plays the lead in this crime cult classic.

Electra Glide in Blue (1973) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Electra-Glide-in-Blue-Blu-ray/dp/B01N25YTP2?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N25YTP2&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVcpSlaKbBk



July 17, 2017

Fritz Lang's Destiny (1921) from Masters of Cinema (UK)

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As a young couple stops and rests in a small village inn, the man is abducted by Death and is sequestered behind a huge doorless, windowless wall. The woman finds a mystic entrance and is met by Death, who tells her three separate stories set in exotic locales, all involving circumstances similar to hers. In each story, a woman, trying to save her lover from his ultimate tragic fate, fails. The young lady realizes the meaning of the tales and takes the only step she can to reunite herself with her lover...

Destiny (1921) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Der-mude-Tod-Blu-ray/dp/B01N6XOA4D?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N6XOA4D&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9hohAnMR5w
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 03, 2017, 07:07:24 PM
March 31, 2017

Steven Soderbergh's Solaris (2002) on blu-ray from Rough Trade (Germany)

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A troubled psychologist is sent to investigate the crew of an isolated research station orbiting a bizarre planet.

Solaris (2002) - Amazon.de (https://www.amazon.de/Solaris-Blu-ray/dp/B01MY7HZ4V?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom04-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MY7HZ4V&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 08, 2017, 07:13:14 PM
April 18, 2017

Paul Wendkos' The Mephisto Waltz (1971) from Kino

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Alan Alda plays a classical piano player on the rise who befriends a famous player himself who's at death's door. Unknown to Alda, the guy is a satanist, who arranges to have their souls switch places at his death, so that he can be young again and continue to play piano (thus needing a skilled piano player like Alda to switch bodies with).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LBqMiVMys0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 09, 2017, 05:38:49 PM
April 18, 2017

Steve Sekely's The Scar aka Hollow Triumph (1948) from Kino, with a new audio commentary by Imogen Sara Smith (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=174.msg340770#msg340770)

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A film noir drama in which a sophisticated con man, who has just stolen from the mob, is forced to impersonate a psychiatrist who looks just like him, going so far as to cut himself on the cheek to duplicate a similar scar on the doctor. When he takes matters even further, karma arrives, forcing him to pay the debts of his double.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 10, 2017, 06:24:58 PM
2017 TBD

Blake Edwards’ S.O.B. (1981) from Warner Archive

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Felix Farmer's (Richard Mulligan) latest movie flops – and lots of Hollywood types spring into action. Agents are called. Lawyers are retained. Statements are issued. It's what master comedy director Blake Edwards calls "Standard Operating Bull," the subject of his gleefully satiric S.O.B.

Julie Andrews is a wholesome superstar about to alter her image…radically. Aiding and abetting the madness are William Holden, Robert Preston, Robert Vaughn, Shelley Winters, Loretta Swit and more. Dialogue crackles like fat in a fire, gags range from dead-on deadpan to comedic broadsides, insights bristle and sting. Nothing standard here: S.O.B. is extraordinary.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFgLb4eQSuI



Francis Ford Coppola’s Finian’s Rainbow (1968) from Warner Archive

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He wears a ratty old cardigan instead of tails, a battered felt hat in place of a topper — but one glimpse of those agile feet and you know he's Fred Astaire. The great entertainer sang and danced his last musical lead in FINIAN'S RAINBOW, director Francis Ford Coppola's exuberant movie of the 1947 Broadway hit. Astaire plays an Irish rogue who plants a stolen crock of leprechaun gold in the soil near Fort Knox to reap what he thinks will be a rich harvest. In tow are his spirited daughter (Petula Clark), a lovestruck leprechaun (Tommy Steele) and a bigoted Southern senator (Keenan Wynn) transformed by misbegotten magic.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziNmd7g7__A



Summer 2017 TBD

John Huston’s Prizzi’s Honor (1985) from Kino

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The Prizzi family's principal hit man, Charley (Nicholson) is about to discover that he and his new bride (Turner) share more than just body heat: They're both cold-blooded assassins and their next job is to ice each other! Now Charley must choose which contract to honor-the one to his wife or the one on his wife-in this "wickedly amoral black comedy" (Screen International)!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6H-1oJFVStU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 10, 2017, 08:00:17 PM
April 4, 2017

Behind the Door (1919) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley

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Legendary producer Thomas H. Ince and director Irvin V. Willat made this---"the most outspoken of all the vengeance films" according to film historian Kevin Brownlow---during the period of World War I-inspired American patriotism.

Hobart Bosworth stars as Oscar Krug, a working-class American, who is persecuted for his German ancestry after war is declared. Driven by patriotism, Krug enlists and goes to sea. However, tragedy strikes when his wife (Jane Novak) sneaks aboard his ship and is captured following a German U-boat attack. Krug's single-minded quest for vengeance against the sadistic German submarine commander (played with villainous fervor by Wallace Beery) leads to the film's shocking and brutal climax.

This newly restored edition represents the most complete version of the film available since 1919, thanks to the collaboration of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, the Library of Congress, and Gosfilmofond of Russia.

Sourced from the only two known remaining prints and referencing a copy of Willat's original continuity script, this edition recreates the original color tinting scheme and features a new score composed and performed by Stephen Horne. Flicker Alley is honored to present Behind the Door on Blu-ray (and DVD) for the first time ever.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq5yVFyl10E
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 12, 2017, 03:03:17 AM
Spring 2017 TBD

Juan Luis Buñuel's Leonor a.k.a. Mistress of the Devil (1975) from Scorpion Releasing

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A female vampire rises from her crypt every night in search of children as her victims. Cinematography by Luciano Tovoli (Suspiria). Score by Ennio Morricone
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 13, 2017, 07:50:55 PM
March 14, 2017

Carol Reed’s Our Man in Havana (1959) from Twilight Time

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In pre-revolutionary Cuba, James Wormold (Alec Guinness), a vacuum cleaner salesman, is recruited by Hawthorne (Noël Coward) of the British Secret Intelligence Service to be their Havana operative. Instead of recruiting his own agents, Wormold invents agents from men he knows only by sight and sketches "plans" for a rocket-launching pad based on vacuum parts to increase his value to the service and to procure more money for himself and his expensive daughter Milly.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xUJdVRuXKc
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 14, 2017, 06:18:52 PM
Classicflix to Begin Releasing on Blu-ray
via blu-ray.com

Classicflix officially announced today that it will begin releasing on Blu-ray in the United States. The label's first two releases will be Irving Rapper's Another Man's Poison (1951) and Edwin L. Marin's Miss Annie Rooney (1941).

The label has confirmed that its upcoming releases will be sold at all major online retailers, including Amazon.

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March 28, 2017

Irving Rapper’s Another Man's Poison (1951) from ClassicFlix

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In her first role since starring as Margo Channing in the Academy Award-winning All About Eve (Best Picture, 1950), Bette Davis plays mystery writer Janet Frobisher, a cold and conniving woman who will stop at nothing to get what she wants -- and what she wants at the moment is her secretary's fiancé Larry (Anthony Steel).

But Janet's plan hits a snag when her estranged husband shows up unannounced after attempting to rob a bank. Her husband's partner in crime, George (played by real-life husband Gary Merrill), further complicates matters for Janet when he pays her a visit later the same day. Getting rid of one of them proved easy. The other, not so much.

Filmed in England and co-produced by Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Another Man's Poison presents the dynamic Bette Davis at her devious and beguiling best.


Another Man's Poison (1951) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Another-Mans-Poison-Blu-ray/dp/B06WRVVV7Y?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06WRVVV7Y&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkELrGEz72Q
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2017, 02:19:15 AM
April 24, 2017

Walter Hill's Hard Times (1975) from Masters of Cinema (UK), from a 4K restoration

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During the Great Depression, a down-on-his-luck loner, hops a freight train to New Orleans where, on the seedier side of town, he tries to make some quick money the only way he knows how-with his fists.

Hard Times (1975) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B06VVK5TV5)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMRuVNx32AU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 15, 2017, 04:48:48 PM
April 11, 2017

Eddy Matalon's Cathy's Curse (1977) on blu-ray from Severin

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After a terrible car accident twenty years ago killed his father and sister, a man returns to his family home with his wife and daughter. The daughter takes up residence in her deceased aunt's room and, after finding some of her possessions, becomes possessed by her spirit. Soon strange happenings and mysterious deaths begin to occur in the household as the possessed girl lashes out at those around her.

Cathy's Curse (1977) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Cathys-Curse-Blu-ray/dp/B06W2M5Y2L?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06W2M5Y2L&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0Rw35pL3jA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 16, 2017, 04:47:46 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

Robert Siodmak's The Spiral Staircase (1946) on blu-ray from Kino

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A young mute woman who is working in a New England mansion as a domestic is terrorized by a maniac who is killing off people with disabilities. After being warned of the danger to her personal safety she makes plans to leave the dark old house, but it is too late. The maniac is in the house, and she is his prey. Cinematography by Nicholas Musuraca ( Jacques Tourneur's Out of the Past, Cat People)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkrCauHOGlE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 19, 2017, 03:42:16 AM
Thought this was a notable (though possibly temporary) problem with 4K UHD blu-ray at the moment, taken from blu-ray.com’s review (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/GoodFellas-4K-Blu-ray/161258/) of the Goodfellas UHD blu-ray.

Short story - regular 1080p blu-rays from 4K masters of catalog titles shot and finished photochemically (everything prior to what...1998?) are currently visually superior to 4K UHD blu-rays of those same titles, until this calibration problem gets fixed:

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The UHD disc of Goodfellas is based on the same 4K scan of the original camera negative that was used to generate the 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/GoodFellas-Blu-ray/122386/#Review). This new version is something of a landmark for Warner Brothers, because Goodfellas is its first "deep catalog" release in what remains a fledgling format. All of Warner's previous 4K discs to date are 21st Century films completed on digital intermediates, but Goodfellas is entirely a product of the analog era, which constitutes the bulk of cinema history. This makes it an informative preview (along with such Sony titles as Ghostbusters (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ghostbusters-4K-Blu-ray/151359/)  and Ghostbusters II) (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Ghostbusters-II-4K-Blu-ray/151358/) of how older titles originated on film and completed photochemically may fare in the brave new world of 4K and High Dynamic Range.

Before turning to the UHD of Goodfellas, let me take a short detour to discuss calibration. The gold standard of calibration has been set by the Imaging Science Foundation (or "ISF"), which was created in 1994 to establish standardization in electronic imaging. Calibrators trained and certified by the ISF are routinely retained to adjust and confirm the accuracy of the displays used in post houses and DI suites, and they are also hired by home theater installers and enthusiasts to provide the same services for consumer equipment. ISF calibration requires several key components. These include a colorimeter for measuring a display's light output, color values and wavelengths; and a signal generator to feed the display standardized test patterns that can be measured by the colorimeter. Top quality colorimeters are expensive devices that cost more than the average home theater, and their proper use depends on an intimate understanding of the underlying technology—which is why accurate calibration requires the hiring of a properly trained and equipped professional.

The challenge of 4K and HDR at the moment is that no signal generator currently on the market is capable of supplying the requisite test patterns. Most importantly for present purposes, these test signals would include an HDR-graded PLUGE pattern, which is an essential tool for setting black levels. In the absence of any standardization, calibration for 4K and HDR has remained a moving target, and this limitation affects the entire UHD chain, from creation to playback.

A small group of technicians has coordinated with industry representatives to develop a 4K/HDR test disc that can be used for ISF calibration. Although the disc is not yet widely available, I am fortunate enough to work with one of its creators, Kevin Miller, who is both a charter member of the ISF and its officially designated Technical Consultant. Recently, Mr. Miller used this disc to re-calibrate my system for HDR color and black levels. All of my UHD reviews written since that procedure bear the paragraph in italics below, specifying the calibration equipment and methodology.

Even before the latest calibration, it was obvious that the 2160p, HEVC/H.265-encoded UHD of Goodfellas suffered from black-level issues. Since the procedure, I have rewatched the disc several times. In comparison to the Blu-ray, the UHD reveals a slight (a very slight) increase in visible detail and grain, but the improvement continues to be overshadowed (literally) by improper black levels that cast a haze of overbrightening across the entire frame. The effect is most pronounced in scenes set in darkened interiors such as clubs and bars—and there are many such scenes in Goodfellas. A good example is the bar scene (chapter 33) in which Henry Hill (Ray Liotta) narrates the planning for the Lufthansa heist, while the camera picks up each member of the crew being assembled by Jimmy Conway (Robert De Niro). The last to enter is "Stacks" Edwards (Samuel L. Jackson), and as he walks away from the camera into the back of the bar, the outline of his figure softens and the details fade. The same phenomenon can be observed after the heist, when Jimmy is celebrating at the same bar, but his jubilation turns to fury when he discovers that members of the crew have disobeyed his orders not to attract attention with luxury purchases. In scenes such as these, the UHD's image is routinely less distinct and detailed than the Blu-ray's, because the blacks are too bright. The UHD's colors appear to have been slightly intensified compare to the Blu-ray, with reds and blues the chief beneficiary, but here again the overbrightening tends to undercut any improvements by dampening color intensity.

Is the UHD unwatchable? Not at all. As with many video phenomena, the eye quickly adjusts to the presentation, and the elevated black levels become routine. But having watched Goodfellas repeatedly on both UHD and the 25th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray, I find the Blu-ray to be a better viewing experience. (And yes, my setup is also ISF-calibrated for 1080p.)

Like other studios, Warner touts HDR as a major enhancement, but the UHD presentation of Goodfellas demonstrates that the HDR sticker prominently affixed to every 4K title does not necessarily guarantee a superior image. While the 4K image could no doubt be re-graded with accurate black levels, it is uncertain whether and how much the corrected image would offer any meaningful improvement over the Blu-ray. Regardless, Goodfellas stands as a demonstration of why HDR is not automatically a benefit. As UHD progresses, it may turn out that some—possibly many—older films should be left in SDR, without any attempt to "enhance" their blacks, contrast or colors.

[Viewed on a system calibrated using a Klein K10-A Colorimeter with a custom profile created with a Colorimetry Research CR250 Spectraradiometer, powered by SpectracCal CalMAN 2016 5.7, using the Samsung Reference 2016 UHD HDR Blu-ray test disc authored by Florian Friedrich from AV Top in Munich, Germany. Calibration performed by Kevin Miller of ISFTV.]


Edit - just found a thread (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showthread.php?t=283975) about movies that have been finished photochemically since 2004, and then this:

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Link (http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.php?p=12802819&postcount=15) to that post
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2017, 04:22:22 AM
May 16, 2017

Karel Reisz's Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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John Converse (Moriarty), a disillusioned war correspondent, approaches Ray Hicks (Nolte), a merchant marine sailor and acquaintance of Converse's from the US, for help in smuggling a large quantity of heroin from Vietnam to San Francisco, where he will exchange the drugs for payment with Converse's wife Marge (Weld), who has become addicted to Dilaudid.

When Hicks discovers he is being followed by thugs connected either to Converse or his suppliers, he goes on the run with Marge and the heroin, and is eventually pursued by the corrupt DEA agent (Zerbe), who initially set the deal in motion. As Marge is separated from her supply of prescription drugs, she experiences withdrawal, and Hicks decides to help her wean off her dilaudid addiction by using the heroin. Hicks also attempts to find another buyer for the heroin before his pursuers can catch up to him.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tcZ46Jd85o
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 20, 2017, 04:39:28 PM
2017 TBD

Anthony Mann’s T-Men (1947) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Dennis O'Brien is a treasury agent determined to bring a counterfeiting ring to justice. O'Brien and his partner Tony Genaro go undercover to gain the confidence of the ruthless Detroit mob responsible for the phony money.


Anthony Mann’s Raw Deal (1948) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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In this film noir classic a revenge-seeking gangster (Dennis O'Keefe) is sent to prison after being framed for a crime he didn't commit. After seducing a beautiful young woman he uses her to help him carry out his plot for vengeance leading him to the crazy pyromaniac (Raymond Burr) who set him up. Cinematography by John Alton


Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once (1937) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Convicted felon Eddie Taylor ( Academy Award-winner Henry Fonda) decides to lead the straight life with his devoted girlfriend, Joan (Sylvia Sydney), who arranges for his early parole. Ignoring her relatives' advice, Joan decides to marry Eddie, who she believes is an essentially decent guy who had a few tough breaks in life. However, a bank robbery gone bad points accusing fingers at the innocent Eddie, who finds his life crumbling around him. Swearing his innocence, Eddie takes Joan on the lam in a cat-and-mouse chase with the law closing in just a few steps behind them!

This haunting and beautifully stylish gem from master director Fritz Lang (M, Metropolis) was the first of his remarkable film noir classics, including The Big Heat, Scarlet Street, The Woman In the Window and Clash By Night. Hard-hitting and unforgettable, this exciting tale of crime and revenge inspired numerous "criminal lovers on the run" films like Bonnie and Clyde and The Getaway and remains a searing, tragic and romantic exercise in suspense!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 22, 2017, 04:54:37 PM
June 27, 2017

John Boorman's Hell in the Pacific (1968) on blu-ray from Kino

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An adventure about two wartime enemies trapped alone on a desert island. Academy Award winner Lee Marvin (The Dirty Dozen) and Toshiro Mifune (The Seven Samurai) deliver "striking and well-etched performances" in this searing psychological drama.

From the instant they meet, a marooned American soldier (Marvin) and his Japanese counterpart (Mifune) have the same objective: killing each other. But it soon becomes apparent that the only way they will survive is by forging an uneasy truce and cooperating with each other. Can they rise above the hatred that divides them long enough to stay alive?   


Hell in the Pacific (1968) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Hell-in-the-Pacific-Blu-ray/dp/B071XVK6X5?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071XVK6X5&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

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March 28, 2017

Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack (1979) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing, from an HD master of the original camera negative, limited to 1,500 copies. To be sold exclusively through Screen Archives (https://www.screenarchives.com/), Diabolik DVD (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/), and Ronin Flix (http://store.roninflix.com/).

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Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara) is a street savvy American living in Singapore. And like all Americans, Jack has a dream... to open the best whorehouse in Singapore. Of course a whorehouse doesn't come easy. It takes a lot of moves and a lot of hustle. But as Jack always says "People make love for so many crazy reasons... why shouldn't money be one of them"? Cinematography by Robby Müller
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on February 27, 2017, 02:51:22 PM
2017 TBD

Anthony Mann’s He Walked by Night (1948) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Roy Morgan (Richard Basehart) is a burglar who listens in to radio police calls, allowing him to stay one step ahead of the cops. After Morgan kills a police officer, Sergeants Brennan (Scott Brady) and Jones (James Cardwell) have little success in putting the clues of the case together. But when Jones is wounded in a shoot-out with Morgan, Brennan employs all facets of detective work, including forensics and informants, to find the elusive and clever criminal.



Budd Boetticher’s The Killer is Loose (1956) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Humble bank teller Leon Poole (Wendell Corey) participates in a heist that doesn't go as planned. When police surround his apartment, there's a shoot-out, during which Detective Sam Wagner (Joseph Cotten) unwittingly kills Poole's wife. Poole is subsequently captured and jailed, but three years later he's back out on the street and hell-bent on revenge. Wanting the punishment to fit the crime, he vows that he won't kill Wagner -- just his wife (Rhonda Fleming).



Henry S. Kesler’s Five Steps to Danger (1957) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Hitchhiking on a deserted New Mexico road after his car breaks down, John Emmett (Sterling Hayden) gets picked up by Ann Nicholson (Ruth Roman), who is in a rush to reach Santa Fe, N.M. The distraught Ann is being pursued by psychiatrist Frederick Simmons (Werner Klemperer), who has been treating her in Los Angeles since she had a nervous breakdown, but she tells John that she is in possession of nuclear secrets that she must deliver to Dr. Reinhart Kissel (Karl Lindt) at a Santa Fe university.



Gerd Oswald’s Crime of Passion (1957) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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When newspaper columnist Kathy Ferguson (Barbara Stanwyck) meets cop Bill Doyle (Sterling Hayden), the two quickly hit it off and get married. Kathy gives up her career and heads to Los Angeles with Bill to settle down. The homemaker lifestyle doesn't suit Kathy, however, and she becomes bored with her life and resentful toward Bill because he doesn't share her drive for success. She then secretly decides to make major moves to further Bill's career -- even if it means murdering his rivals.



Maxwell Shane’s Nightmare (1956) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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Stan Grayson (Kevin McCarthy) dreams that he stabs an unknown man to death, but when he awakens, he is disturbed to find that he has bruises that he doesn't remember getting and a key in his room that doesn't belong to him. Confused, Stan explains his situation to his police officer brother-in-law, Rene (Edward G. Robinson), who initially believes that Stan is simply suffering from anxiety. As the evidence continues to mount, however, it seems to point to something more sinister.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 03, 2017, 09:32:49 PM
April 25, 2017

Walerian Borowczyk's Blanche (1972) from Olive Films

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Set in medieval France, an elderly noble baron (Michel Simon, L'Atalante) and his much younger bride, the beautiful Blanche (Ligia Branice, Goto, Isle of Love) welcome a visiting King (George Wilson, Les destinées) and his handsome page, Bartolomeo (Jacques Perrin, Cinema Paradiso) to their castle, and sets in motion accusations of disloyalty and marital infidelity, turning what should be a fairytale into a nightmare.



Walerian Borowczyk's Goto, Isle of Love (1969) from Olive Films

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Goto, Isle of Love is a tale of infidelity, revenge, and repressed love, both chaste and illicit, starring Pierre Brasseur (Port of Shadows) as Goto III, an unstable and jealous dictator married to the beautiful Glossia (Ligia Branice, Blanche). Unbeknownst to Goto III, Glossia is carrying on an affair with one of his guards, the handsome Lieutenant Gono (Jean-Pierre Andreani, The Story of O). Also lusting after the dictator's wife is Grozo (Guy Saint-Jean, The Killing Game), a petty thief who, by winning the confidence of Goto III, plans to win Glossia for himself. Simmering passions will boil over on the isle, leading to a surprising denouement.



Walerian Borowczyk's Theatre of Mr. & Mrs. Kabal (1967) from Olive Films

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A glimpse inside the weird and wonderful world of the theatrical Kabals. The henpecked Mr. Kabal, prone to ogling young females through his binoculars, is never quite beyond the reach of the statuesque and domineering Mrs. Kabal who flutters about (quite literally when butterflies appear inside of her stomach) in a connubial reign of terror. Although it may not always be le beau mariage, Mr. and Mrs. Kabal are nonetheless made for each other. The years-in-the-making feature length animated film from the controversial director of Goto, Isle of Love and Immoral Tales, featuring the voice talents of Pierre Collet (Greed in the Sun) and Louisette Rousseau (War of the Buttons), is akin to other Borowczyk animated works such as The Astronauts, Renaissance and The Games of Angels.


Walerian Borowczyk - Short Films Collection (1959-1984) from Olive Films

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-The Concert (1962) aka Le Concert de M. et Mme. Kabal
-The Astronauts (1959) aka Les Astronautes
-Angels' Games (1964) aka Les Jeux des Anges
-Renaissance (1963)
-Joachim's Dictionary (1965) aka Le Dictionnaire de Joachim
-The Greatest Love of All Time (1978) aka L'Amour Monstre de tous les temps
-Diptyque (1967)
-Grandma's Encyclopedia (1963) aka L'encyclopedie de Grand-Maman
-Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) aka Escargot de Venus
-Gavotte (1967)
-The Phonograph (1969) aka Le Phonograph
-Rosalie (1966)
-Scherzo Infernal (1984)
-A Private Collection Uncensored aka Une Collection Particulière – Uncensored (1973)
-A Private Collection Short Version aka Une Collection Particulière – Short Version (1973)


Claude Chabrol's Ophelia (1962) from Olive Films

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Claude Chabrol directs the inspired-by-Shakespeare cinematic gem Ophélia, starring Alida Valli. Ivan, a high-strung and intense young man of means, suspecting that his mother, Claudia, and Uncle Adrian are responsible for the death of his father, sets out to reveal their foul deed. Imagining himself a modern day Hamlet, Ivan goes about wooing Lucy, the beautiful daughter of his parents' groundskeeper, convincing her to become the de facto Ophelia of the piece. Concocting a clever ruse to unmask the accused, Ivan's fever dream of revenge takes an unexpected turn in Ophélia, Claude Chabrol's witty and darkly comic reinterpretation of Shakespeare's classic tragedy, Hamlet.



June 26, 2017

Ewald André Dupont's Moulin Rouge (1928) on blu-ray from Network (UK), from a new restoration

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One of the most lavish British films of the silent era in both budget and scope, Moulin Rouge stars Jean Bradin, Eve Gray and Russian-German screen sensation Olga Tschechowa in the story of a young aristocrat driven to a suicide attempt after falling in love with a young dancer and her elegant, ravishingly beautiful mother. Set in and around the famous dance-halls of Paris, Moulin Rouge showcased British International Pictures' engagement of leading Continental film-makers during the late 1920s. The first British film directed by expressionist pioneer Ewald Andre Dupont, it also features Werner Brandes' stylish, distinctively European cinematography and art direction by Oscar winner Alfred Junge. Filmed at Elstree through the winter of 1927, the film was originally trade shown in March 1928 as a silent film with live musical accompaniment. It was re-released in 1929 with a recorded, synchronised score by John Reynders.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on March 03, 2017, 09:38:35 PM
i could only find one trailer

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60xrO2RRZXY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 03, 2017, 09:44:07 PM
Haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cgBhRPtDmho

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhbWsjzFV98


Screencaps (http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Blanche-Blu-ray/107259/#Screenshots) from Arrow's release of Blanche
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 07, 2017, 04:03:02 PM
2017 TBD

Floyd Mutrux's Aloha, Bobby And Rose (1975) from Scorpion Releasing. Mutrux also made the underrated Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971) (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13100.msg339997#msg339997)

(http://i.imgur.com/wZiBz3H.jpg)

Bobby has a new '68 Camaro and a dead-end job. Rose has a young son and a nowhere life. One night, they meet, fall in love and share a dream of leaving the seedy side of Hollywood for the easy life of Hawaii. But when an innocent prank goes tragically wrong, Bobby and Rose are on the run from the law and for their lives. As they take to the highway, they find that paradise is just out of reach...and that 'aloha' can also mean 'goodbye.'


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qumcgId5EkE

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 10, 2017, 05:02:01 PM
2017 TBD

Vasili Mass' Spider (1991) on blu-ay from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/LEKAP0v.jpg)

A young model's life spins out of control after she visits the studio of an eccentric artist and poses for a painting of Virgin Mary.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2GsYGuyyLU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 11, 2017, 06:56:25 PM
March 20, 2017

Ildikó Enyedi's My 20th Century (1989) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK)

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My 20th Century (1989) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06WP4QR53/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

This magical film spins a tale of twin girls, Dóra and Lili, who are born in 1880 Budapest on the same moment Thomas Edison presents his electric lightbulb to the world. The sisters are soon orphaned and separated in childhood, and follow different paths: one grows up to a naïvely idealistic, bomb-toting anarchist, the other a pampered, hedonistic courtesan who paths cross once again on the Orient Express on New Year s Eve 1899...

Moving at a dizzy pace between Budapest, Hamburg, New York, Burma, Austria, Paris and Siberia, this is a film of dazzling beauty and acumen. It is a modernist fable, a fantasmagoria of scientific, political and sexual revolution and radicalism, the birth of cinema, and the joy of life.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppHws_0OnrI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 13, 2017, 08:05:47 PM
Available Now

Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus (1932) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)

(http://i.imgur.com/dGy2RhB.jpg)

A nightclub singer (Marlene Dietrich) becomes a playboy's (Cary Grant) mistress to support her son and ailing husband (Herbert Marshall).

Blonde Venus (1932) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Venus-blonde-Blu-ray-Combo-DVD/dp/B01N1K89W7/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489452467&sr=8-1&keywords=blonde+venus)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVoZcVgYUoM


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 14, 2017, 07:35:00 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

Michael Anderson’s Conduct Unbecoming (1975) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing, from a new HD master

(http://i.imgur.com/PbK8Tzr.jpg)

Honor. Duty. Respect. The timeless moral and ethical code of our military - and the backbone of civilized Western society.

All are at risk for this British regiment stationed in colonial India at the end of the nineteenth century. The conduct unbecoming: a beautiful widow (Susannah York) is brutally attacked by one of the new officers. In a desperate bid to prevent a public scandal, the superior officers Richard Attenborough, Trevor Howard, Stacy Keach, and Christopher Plummer undertake a Court Martial. Can an idealistic young officer (Michael York) defend the accused attacker (James Faulkner), even if it means shattering the military's - and his own - code of honor? Based on a play by Barry England, the British Conduct Unbecoming revolves around a sexual violation--which may or may not have occurred.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuquZrcw4_0



June 12, 2017

Alexander Mackendrick’s Mandy (1952) on blu-ray from StudioCanal (UK)

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The film chronicles the life of a deaf girl, from the moment her parents realize that she has no hearing, through her struggle to express herself and learn how to lip-read. Her mother and father argue over the best way to deal with her condition, leading to a scandalous marriage breakdown.

Mandy (1952) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mandy-Blu-ray/dp/B06XH2QHZD?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06XH2QHZD&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



May 30, 2017

Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three (1961) from Kino

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C.R. MacNamara (Cagney), a top-ranking executive stationed in West Berlin, is charged with the care of his boss' visiting daughter. But when he learns that she's gone and married a fierce young communist - and that his boss will be arriving in town in 24 hours - Mac must transform the unwilling beatnik into a suitable son-in-law or risk losing his chance for advancement! Before you can say "one, two, three," his plans have spun out of control and into an international incident that could infuriate the Russians, the Germans and, worst of all, his own suspicious wife!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 17, 2017, 03:19:50 PM
June 19/20, 2017

Dario Argento’s The Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970) on limited edition blu-ray from Arrow UK and Arrow US, from a new 4K restoration from the camera negative

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In 1970, young first-time director Dario Argento (Deep Red, Suspiria) made his indelible mark on Italian cinema with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage – a film which redefined the 'giallo' genre of murder-mystery thrillers and catapulted him to international stardom.

Sam Dalmas (Tony Musante, We Own the Night), an American writer living in Rome, inadvertently witnesses a brutal attack on a woman (Eva Renzi, Funeral in Berlin) in a modern art gallery. Powerless to help, he grows increasingly obsessed with the incident. Convinced that something he saw that night holds the key to identifying the maniac terrorising Rome, he launches his own investigation parallel to that of the police, heedless of the danger to both himself and his girlfriend Giulia (Suzy Kendall, Spasmo)…

A staggeringly assured debut, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage establishes the key traits that would define Argento's filmography, including lavish visuals and a flare for wildly inventive, brutal scenes of violence. With sumptuous cinematography by Vittorio Storaro (Apocalypse Now) and a seductive score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone (Once Upon a Time in the West).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 20, 2017, 04:04:43 AM
April 4, 2017

Douglas Sirk’s Interlude (1957) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)

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A U.S. newswoman (June Allyson) falls in love with a married symphony composer (Rossano Brazzi) in Munich.

Interlude (1957)- Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Interlude-Blu-ray/dp/B01N7PICUX?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N7PICUX&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE77_CGunb4



Douglas Sirk’s Magnificent Obsession (1954) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)

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Reckless playboy Bob Merrick (Rock Hudson) crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from the town's only resuscitator — at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Thus begins one of Douglas Sirk's most flamboyant master classes in melodrama, in which Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen (Jane Wyman), find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials and tribulations.

Magnificent Obsession (1954) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Magnificent-Obsession-Blu-ray/dp/B01MY5L7OF?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01MY5L7OF&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hlz1KlRM5kI



Douglas Sirk’s Captain Lightfoot (1955) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)

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An Irish swashbuckler (Rock Hudson) woos a rebel leader's (Jeff Morrow) daughter (Barbara Rush) in 19th-century Ireland.

Captain Lightfoot (1955)- Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/Captain-Lightfoot-Blu-ray/dp/B01N6O792P?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom05-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B01N6O792P&m=A1X6FK5RDHNB96)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6RyR7U3DbE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 20, 2017, 07:49:45 PM
May 30, 2017

Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947) from Kino

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The lovely Mrs. Paradine (Ann Todd) is accused of poisoning her older, blind husband. She hires lawyer Anthony Keane (Gregory Peck) to represent her. Though Keane is married to a striking and devoted woman, he finds himself strangely attracted to his glamorous defendant. His deepening feelings convince him of her innocence, even though the evidence and his sense of reason may indicate otherwise.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCKqAc1z72w
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 24, 2017, 02:21:58 AM
April 18, 2017

Woody Allen's Another Woman (1988) on blu-ray from Twilight Time, pre-order from Screen Archives (http://screenarchives.com/) on April 5, 2017

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When philosophy professor Marion Post (Gena Rowlands) rents an apartment to work on her new book, she soon realizes that she can hear into the next room, which houses a psychiatrist's office. Marion becomes captivated by the sessions of a patient named Hope (Mia Farrow). As Hope talks about her emotional issues, Marion begins to reevaluate her life. She comes to realize that her coldness has shut her off from friends and family, and she has missed a chance for true love.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruYS5m79e9w


Screencaps from Arrow UK's release (http://www.dvdbeaver.com/film6/blu-ray_reviews_74/another_woman_blu-ray.htm):

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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 27, 2017, 05:10:24 PM
May 23, 2017

The Jacques Rivette Collection (1976-1981) on limited edition blu-ray from Arrow US

(http://i.imgur.com/7ZTwLfP.jpg)

Contains:

-Duelle (1976)
-Merry-Go-Round (1981)
-Noroît (1976)

The more expensive Arrow UK edition (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Jacques-Rivette-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B013RKM732?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B013RKM732&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE) also contains Out 1 (which is available from Carlotta (https://www.amazon.com/Out-1-Blu-ray/dp/B014LHPGXI?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-030-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B014LHPGXI&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER) in the US).

The Jacques Rivette Collection - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Jacques-Rivette-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B06XFM9KFT?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-030-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06XFM9KFT&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oyl-A1_itk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H49XxzpHKxk



2017 TBD

It’s the Old Army Game (1926), starring W.C. Fields, on blu-ray from Kino from a new 2K master

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Elmer Prettywillie, the village druggist, is awakened by a woman who needs a 2-cent stamp in the middle of the night. Seeking again a state of somnolence, Prettywillie must contend with the clamorous collectors of garbage, and with those of his own castle who have caught forty winks and then some. The letter-carrying lady, in trying to post her missive, manages to summon the city's fire department to the pharmacy where, unable to find a fire, they sit and sip sodas while Prettywillie panders to their every want. When they leave, a bit of a blaze does erupt, but Prettywillie is forced to his own resources. Meanwhile, George Parker is smitten with Elmer's buxom assistant and uses the storefront to promote a bogus land deal. The Prettywillie fortune is thus inflated, enabling the purchase of a flivver, but Elmer ends up wrecking a Florida estate and finally the flivver, foiling the schemers and delighting the denizens of the town, whose jubilation Elmer takes for an acute case of distemper. He jails himself for safekeeping.



Running Wild (1927), starring W.C. Fields, on blu-ray from Kino from a new 2K master

(http://i.imgur.com/LpBgrOH.jpg)

Cowardly Elmer Finch is browbeaten by his wife, daughter, fat son and the family dog. After hypnosis he is domineering. He enters a contract with a fifteen-thousand dollar payoff, so his courage can last beyond the hypnosis.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 29, 2017, 07:13:07 PM
October 24, 2017

William Dieterle’s Portrait of Jennie (1948) on blu-ray from Kino

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One of the most unusual romances ever filmed, Portrait Of Jennie is the picture of sumptuous perfection. Starring Joseph Cotten (Citizen Kane) and Oscar winner Jennifer Jones (A Farewell To Arms). When struggling artist Eben Adams (Cotten) meets the beautiful and mysterious Jennie (Jones), he is instantly captivated. Before long, Jennie has become his great muse and he is enjoying success and bliss beyond his dreams. But there is a price to pay for such elation, and soon Eben must face the truth about who Jennie really is.   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9dows2eGto
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on March 30, 2017, 04:57:07 PM
June 19, 2016

Luis Bunuel’s Death in the Garden (1956) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (UK)

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Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives-a roguish adventurer (Georges Marchal), a local hooker (Simone Signoret), a priest (Michel Piccoli), an aging diamond miner (Charles Vanel) and his def-mute daughter-are to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another.

Shot in brilliant Eastmancolor and featuring a star-studded cast, Death in the Garden is a pulsating adventure film, alive with Surrealist gestures, making it classic Luis Bunuel.


Death in the Garden (1956) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Death-in-the-Garden-Blu-ray/dp/B06XY2S5TF?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06XY2S5TF&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 01, 2017, 02:31:31 AM
RealorFake4K.com (http://realorfake4k.com/) - Database of UHD titles, discerns between titles from 4K or equivalent sources ("real" 4K") and titles originated from lesser sources (i.e. shot/mastered in 2K, upscaled to 4K - "fake 4K"), where not much difference will be seen compared to a 1080p blu-ray
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 10, 2017, 05:37:09 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

Henry King's Duel in the Sun (1946) on blu-ray from Kino. This movie has several other uncredited directors, including Josef von Sternberg, who was apparently hired as a visual consultant (for a film in technicolor!).

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When her father is hanged for shooting his wife and her lover, half-breed Pearl Chavez goes to live with distant relatives in Texas. Welcomed by Laura Belle and her elder lawyer son Jesse, she meets with hostility from the ranch-owner himself, wheelchair-bound Senator Jackson McCanles, and with lustful interest from womanizing, unruly younger son Lewt.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrP_CtoeO9E

(http://i.imgur.com/OlAilNp.jpg)



2017 TBD

James Ivory's Maurice (1987) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/4uc4PNv.jpg)

Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to terms with one's sexuality and identity in the face of disapproval and misunderstanding.

Maurice Hall (James Wilby) and Clive Durham (Hugh Grant) find themselves falling in love at Cambridge. In a time when homosexuality is punishable by imprisonment, the two must keep their feelings for one another a complete secret. After a friend is arrested and disgraced for "the unspeakable vice of the Greeks," Clive abandons his forbidden love and marries a young woman. Maurice, however, struggles with his identity and self-confidence, seeking the help of a hypnotist to rid himself of his undeniable urges. But while staying with Clive and his shallow wife, Anne, Maurice is seduced by the affectionate and yearning servant Alec Scudder (Rupert Graves), an event that brings about profound changes in Maurice's life and outlook.
   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d475Or1co_Y
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 18, 2017, 04:56:44 PM
Summer 2017 TBD

John Frankenheimer's Seven Days in May (1964) from Warner Archive

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United States military leaders plot to overthrow the President because he supports a nuclear disarmament treaty and they fear a Soviet sneak attack. A classic of suspense directed by John Frankenheimer (The Manchurian Candidate, Ronin) and written for the screen by Rod Serling (”The Twilight Zone”).


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWL06waOAGw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 18, 2017, 06:43:10 PM
August 22, 2017

Dusty Nelson's Effects (1980) on blu-ray from AGFA and Something Weird Video, restored in 4K from the only 35mm print in existence by The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

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Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Tom Dawn of the Dead Savini, Joe Day of the Dead Pilato, and John Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Harrison -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher. As filming begins and accidents happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Snuff and a student film by John Carpenter, Effects is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.

Effects (1980) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Effects-Blu-ray/dp/B06ZYRPZH8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06ZYRPZH8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWJCc0Otqw




May 2017 TBD

Tony Richardson's The Loved One (1965) from Warner Archive

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The funeral business gets a giant raspberry in this wickedly wacky, resplendently ridiculous farce based on Evelyn Waugh’s macabre comic masterpiece and directed with inspired verve by Tony Richardson (Tom Jones). But the American way of death isn’t the film’s only target: sex, greed, religion and mother love are also in the crosshairs of its satirical shots. Robert Morse plays a bemused would-be poet who gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur (Jonathan Winters), a mom-obsessed mortician (Rod Steiger) and other bizarre characters played by such adept farceurs as John Gielgud, Robert Morley, Tab Hunter, Milton Berle, James Coburn and Liberace.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62FuWtAvNpo


Quote from: Letterboxd
This is one of those Rosetta Stone films you see and it suddenly explains a lot of things and puts them in their proper context. Particularly, in this case, John Waters. Hilarious, bizarre, and impeccably shot by Haskell Wexler (this looks like "Last Year at Marienbad," and he clearly nicked some shots from Godard's "Contempt")
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on April 19, 2017, 01:57:29 AM
The Loved One is a chiller. i think perhaps John Waters mentions it now and then? though if anything it explains Phantom of the Paradise, and it's worth seeing for general good humor and Paul Williams like this

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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 24, 2017, 04:26:40 AM
October 21, 2014

Bruno Dumont's entire filmography up through Camille Claudel on blu-ray from Blaq Out

(http://i.imgur.com/rLVfgEf.jpg)

Bruno Dumont : 1997 - 2014 - Amazon France (http://www.amazon.fr/Bruno-Dumont-1997-Coffret-Blu-ray/dp/B00M262LCU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413182458&sr=8-1&keywords=bruno+dumont)


Apparently this contains English subs. Oh baby.

Maybe. Twentynine Palms and Flandres do. Twentynine Palms isn't listed as having English subs on Blaq Out's website (http://www.blaqout.com/film/twentynine-palms-blu-ray) but they've been confirmed by someone who purchased the set, and Amazon France lists the box as having them. For the other titles it's unclear. Whatever, the pictures stay.


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on April 25, 2017, 05:08:47 AM
August 28, 2017

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (1972-1973) on limited edition blu-ray from Arrow UK. Also contains the new documentary Fassbinder (2015).

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder had been making feature films for three years – and already amassed a filmography that would satisfy most careers – when he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Teaming up with West German television channel WDR, he conceived of Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, a series that would extend to five feature-length episodes to be broadcast at monthly intervals.

Centring on the Krüger family, as well as their lovers, in-laws, friends and co-workers, the series takes a sometimes comic, sometimes dramatic look at domestic relationships and labour relationships, with particular focus on skilled worker Jochen (Gottfried John, Berlin Alexanderplatz, Goldeneye) and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla, The Marriage of Maria Braun).

Reminiscent of working-class soap operas such as Coronation Street and the family-based sitcoms of Carla Lane, Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day has been a one of the more difficult to find entries of Fassbinder’s extraordinarily prolific output, but is now presented here in full and newly restored by the Fassbinder Foundation.


Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day - Arrow UK (http://www.arrowfilms.co.uk/shop/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=Nekr&product_id=970)


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 03, 2017, 05:54:32 PM
2017 TBD

Vasili Mass' Spider (1991) on blu-ay from Mondo Macabro

(http://i.imgur.com/LEKAP0v.jpg)

A young model's life spins out of control after she visits the studio of an eccentric artist and poses for a painting of Virgin Mary.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2GsYGuyyLU


Mondo Macabro's restored trailer - Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/214877077) (NSFW)

Up for pre-order in June
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: Jeremy Blackman on May 03, 2017, 06:00:44 PM
That is definitely something...
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 05, 2017, 05:46:51 PM
September 5, 2017

Sydney Pollack's They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969) on blu-ray from Kino

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In Depression-era America, desperation spawned a bizarre fad: the dance marathon. Couples competed to stay on their feet for thousands of hours, and audiences flocked to watch. But Gloria (Fonda) doesn't think of herself as a spectacle. She is a fierce, unforgiving contestant in a battle she's determined to win. At stake is much more than the $1.500 prize. The marathon is her only hope for dignity, accomplishment...and salvation.   


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke-sWMXspNA



July 24, 2017

Arthur Penn's Mickey One (1965) on blu-ray from Indicator (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/5DKtGoM.jpg)

Influenced by the French New Wave, director Arthur Penn's ground-breaking and wildly inventive Mickey One is a tale of a man on the run - his first teaming with Warren Beatty, two years before Bonnie and Clyde. The film also boasts a classic jazz score by Eddie Sauter and Stan Getz. World premiere Blu-ray.

Mickey One (1965) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mickey-One-Blu-ray/dp/B071S64J39?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071S64J39&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v40vOXkCVjI



July 24, 2017

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) on blu-ray from Indicator (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/zKQuXJ0.jpg)

Produced by Stanley Kramer and based on an original screenplay by Dr. Seuss, Roy Rowland's pioneering wild fantasy adventure is visually stunning and remains one of American cinema's most beloved – and bizarre – children's films.

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-5000-Fingers-of-Dr-T-Blu-ray/dp/B071NZQZ6D?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071NZQZ6D&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



July 24, 2017

G.W. Pabst's Westfront 1918 and Kameradschafton (1930-1931) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/HcBQIaT.jpg)

Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Pandora's Box, Diary of a Lost Girl) made a flawless transition from silent to sound filmmaking with, Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, a pair of strongly anti-war titles (Pabst himself was a prisoner of war for the duration of WWI) that combined elements of Expressionism and New Objectivity to stunning effect.

In Westfront 1918, four infantrymen on the Western Front suffer the everyday hardships and insanity of trench warfare, and in Kameradschaft, a team of German miners risk their lives to rescue a team of French miners left trapped after an underground explosion.

Sharing many thematic elements, as well as key cast and crew (most notably cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner, M, Nosferatu, Der müde Tod), Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft represents a master director at the height of his powers, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present both these titles for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a special Dual Format edition.


Westfront 1918 & Kameradschafton (Two films by G.W Pabst) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Two-Films-by-GW-Pabst-Blu-ray/dp/B071YVP45F?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071YVP45F&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 05, 2017, 07:12:37 PM
Available Now

Daryl Duke's The Silent Partner (1978) on blu-ray from TC Entertainment (Japan)

(http://i.imgur.com/zE8mkgi.jpg)

A timid bank teller anticipates a bank robbery and steals the money himself before the crook arrives. When the sadistic crook realizes he's been fooled, he tracks down the teller and engages him in a cat-and-mouse chase for the cash.

The Silent Partner (1978) - YesAsia (http://www.yesasia.com/us/the-silent-partner-blu-ray-hd-new-master-edition-japan-version/1038201752-0-0-0-en/info.html)

Also currently streaming on Filmstruck (https://watch.filmstruck.com/#!/detail/1300007052)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS5ipcHbgOk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 11, 2017, 06:28:20 PM
Another unbelievable, was-never-going-to-happen announcement. Everything is on the table, now. I love the cinematography in this film.

Fall 2016 TBD

Francis Delia's (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=13076.msg335965#msg335965) Freeway (1988) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/cMnum3O.jpg)

There are 600 miles of freeway in Los Angeles. Every night, millions of angry motorists speed through its asphalt maze. Some of them have guns. One of them enjoys killing people. Now a traumatized ER nurse (Darlanne Fluegel of Crime Story), an acerbic talk-radio host (Richard Belzer of Homicide and Law & Order: SVU) and a stranger with a dark secret (James Russo of Donnie Brasco) must join to stop the bible-quoting madman (Billy Drago of The Untouchables) who has promised the panicked city one final fast lane massacre. Michael Callan, Kenneth Tobey and Clint Howard co-star in this suspense thriller directed by Francis Delia that shocked audiences at the height of LA's real-life freeway shooting sprees.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVhGR6A0lyo

New release date: July 18, 2017 (https://www.amazon.com/Freeway-Blu-ray/dp/B072LHWXYK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072LHWXYK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 12, 2017, 06:12:26 PM
August 29, 2017

Robert Aldrich’s The Big Knife (1955) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy, from a new 2K restoration from original film elements produced by Arrow Films exclusively for this release

(http://i.imgur.com/aRddqhJ.jpg)

Mere months after delivering one of the definitive examples of film noir with Kiss Me Deadly, Robert Aldrich brought a noir flavour to Hollywood with his classic adaptation of Clifford Odets stage play, The Big Knife.

Charles Castle, one of Hollywood s biggest stars, looks like he has it all. But his marriage is falling apart and his wife is threatening to leave him if he renews his contract. Studio boss Stanley Shriner Hoff isn't taking the news too well, and he'll do anything he can to get his man to sign on the dotted line even if means exposing dark secrets…


The Big Knife (1955) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Big-Knife-Blu-ray/dp/B072BRQDHY?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072BRQDHY&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFbWxJB14Zw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 13, 2017, 05:53:34 AM
August 15, 2017

Martin Ritt’s The Long, Hot Summer (1958) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/xwbtbCK.jpg)

Accused barn burner and con man Ben Quick arrives in a small Mississippi town and quickly ingratiates himself with its richest family, the Varners.

Pre-order from Screen Archives (https://www.screenarchives.com/) on August 2nd


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTa5iKsbAno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isihtYXfMTI



August 15, 2017

Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s Suddenly, Last Summer (1959) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

(http://i.imgur.com/083eE06.jpg)

The only son of wealthy widow Violet Venable dies while on vacation with his cousin Catherine. What the girl saw was so horrible that she went insane; now Mrs. Venable wants Catherine lobotomized to cover up the truth.

Pre-order from Screen Archives (https://www.screenarchives.com/) on August 2nd


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBPwPIqYXtg



September 5, 2017

William Friedkin’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party (1968) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/texeTS1.jpg)

The down-at-heel lodger in a seaside boarding house is menaced by two mysterious strangers, who eventually take him away.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 16, 2017, 09:30:05 PM
2017 TBD

Sidney Lumet’s Running on Empty (1988) from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/GiAevOM.jpg)

After antiwar activists Annie and Arthur Pope (Christine Lahti and Judd Hirsch) blew up a napalm lab in 1971, they became lifelong fugitives. They and their children have stayed just one step ahead of the law, running from state to state, job to job, identity to identity. But now elder son Danny (River Phoenix) wants to stop running from a past not his. And to do so, he might never see his on-the-lam family again.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7N0pRBPpg0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 17, 2017, 09:33:31 PM
2017 TBD

Douglas Sirk's La Habanera (1937) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/BqKW8cT.jpg)

Trapped in Puerto Rico, a beautiful young Swede is torn between her passionate, but mildly abusive South American oligarch husband and her longing for her European homeland.

Legendary director Douglas Sirk's (Written on the Wind, Imitation of Life) La Habanera is a lushly poetic and boldly modern musical drama decades ahead of its time. Working at Germany's famed UFA Studios (Metropolis), under the very noses of the Nazi authorities that would later him into Hollywood exile and eminence, Sirk transformed a glossy musical vehicle for UFA's "new Garbo" Zarah Leander into a dark an intimate anti-colonial melodrama.

Desperate to escape the "cold Swedish minds" of her homeland, beautiful Astree (Leander) falls under the enchanting spell of the Caribbean love serenade La Habanera and into the arms of Puerto Rican land baron Don Pedro de Avila (Ferdinand Marian). But ten years later, when Astree's old flame Dr. Sven Nagel (Karl Martell) arrives in Puerto Rico on an errand of mercy, all is far from heavenly. Astree is trapped in a loveless marriage to Don Pedro and the island wind that once conveyed the music of romance now carries death in the form of an outbreak of airborne tropical fever. While racing to find a cure for Astree's fever stricken son, Dr. Nagel most elude both the island authorities that would have him jailed for revealing their fatal cover-up and a psychotically jealous Don Pedro who would rather see Astree dead than reunited with her last love.

Douglas Sirk gilds La Habanera with all the dazzling compositions, swooping camera work and ravishing but doomed characters that distinguish his revered 50's Universal melodramas. Cooly precise yet extravagantly emotional, La Habanera is the work of an assured cinematic poet and compelling tragedian already at the peak of his skill.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtrhiWK_qU4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on May 21, 2017, 11:28:28 AM
has anyone seen this movie? i bought it before canceling the order because i realized i needed to buy Out 1, i just needed to do that, but now i'm stalled on this

Quote
While travelling the countryside to locate his nephew, a small town doctor finds himself interacting with people from his past and future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ed5TruSj2_Y

i mean some of those places feel straight lifted from Zhangke's Unknown Pleasures

it was warmly but moderately received by critics. Film Comment placed it 15th on its 2016 list. i liked reading internet people feeling pissed about this movie being underappreciated.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on May 30, 2017, 05:02:35 PM
August 21, 2017

Sidney Lumet's The Deadly Affair (1966) on blu-ray from Powerhouse Films/Indicator (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/eDsIucV.jpg)

Director Sidney Lumet tackles this cold war spy thriller based on a novel by master of the genre, John Le Carre. James Mason plays British secret agent Charles Dobbs, who's puzzled by the sudden suicide of a man he's recently investigated. The suicide seems contrary to his own findings, and Dobbs questions the recent widow (Simone Signoret) in an effort to understand the man's state of mind. When the Foreign Office tells Dobbs to drop the inquiry, he persists, even enlisting a retired investigator when he turns up further disturbing evidence. All of this takes place while Dobbs is dealing with the news that his frequently unfaithful wife (Harriet Andersson) has been carrying on an affair with his friend and protege (Maximilian Schell).

The Deadly Affair (1966) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Deadly-Affair-Blu-ray/dp/B071LJV8GR?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071LJV8GR&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eCUkup14NM



2017 TBD

Woodey Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/SEXubrZ.jpg)

Virgil Starkwell (Allen), having no talent for his beloved cello, turns to larceny as a career. Unfailingly optimistic, he is nevertheless a complete criminal failure - although his prison breakouts are often successful. And with the support of his loving wife Louise (Janet Margolin), he may yet pull off a successful bank heist...if he can just manage to write out a legible stickup note!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yNhsuxqMXk   
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 01, 2017, 11:15:11 PM
2017 TBD

Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) on blu-ray from Cinelicious Pics

(http://i.imgur.com/4ATdKaB.jpg)

A loose adaptation of Oedipus Rex set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. Cross-dressing club-kid Eddie (played by real-life transvestite entertainer extraordinaire Peter, famed for his role as Kyoami the Fool in Akira Kurosawa's Ran) vies with a rival drag-queen for the favours of drug-dealing cabaret-manager Gonda. Passions escalate and blood begins to flow — before all tensions are released in a jolting climax that prefigures by nearly thirty years Tsai Ming-liang's similarly scandalous The River.

An important work of the Japanese New Wave, Funeral Parade of Roses combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema. The film was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971).



yeah sorry this just landed on my radar. because it's playing at Cinefamily the end of this month

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EteaHqdX6hU
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 04, 2017, 08:42:07 PM
June 22, 2017

Larry Cohen’s The Ambulance (1990) on blu-ray from Koch Media (Germany)

(http://i.imgur.com/hzyR1Ig.jpg)

Josh meets a young woman who shortly afterwards collapses and is rushed to hospital in an ambulance. He follows after her only to find that there is no record her being admitted, and he soon learns that her room mate also vanished after being picked up by the same ambulance. Convinced of a conspiracy, Josh proceeds to investigate, despite the discouragement of the police.
      
The Ambulance (1990) - Amazon Germany (https://www.amazon.de/exec/obidos/ASIN/B06XWS7FWY/dvdbeaver0c-21/ref=nosim)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJFzOc0YiDU


(http://i.imgur.com/6LLC3Mv.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 05, 2017, 03:24:37 AM
August 10, 2017

Sydney Pollack's The Electric Horseman (1979) on blu-ray from Koch Media (Germany).

Shot by Owen Roizman (Network, Straight Time, The Exorcist, The Stepford Wives, The French Connection)

(http://i.imgur.com/9VRuvlz.jpg)

A former champion rodeo rider is reduced to using his saddle skills to promote a breakfast cereal in a gaudy Las Vegas show. When he's asked to perform with a $12 million horse that he discovers is being doped to remain docile, he flees into the desert astride the beast in an act of defiance. A story-hungry female reporter gives chase.

The Electric Horseman (1979) - Amazon Germany (https://www.amazon.de/elektrische-Reiter-Blu-ray-Robert-Redford/dp/B072FHQTZ3/ref=sr_1_1_twi_blu_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1497343007&sr=8-1&keywords=electric+horseman)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqM9aDbldkA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 05, 2017, 05:22:45 PM
June 13, 2017

James Landis’ Rat Fink (1965) on blu-ray from Retromedia, from a new 2K restoration, limited to 1,000 copies

(http://i.imgur.com/sdnENnj.jpg)

One of the most exciting cinematic finds of the year was the discovery of a 35mm print of Rat Rink. Considered lost for over 50 years, its original elements destroyed in a fire, a print was recently located in an old warehouse. The film, severely damaged by crippling arc burns, was successfully restored to its present condition by Retromedia and represents the final "missing link" in the stellar career of Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Heaven's Gate).

Cult director, James Landis (The Sadist), skillfully employs Zsigmond's brilliant black and white imagery to bring RAT FINK's story of betrayal and murder to vivd life. The bizarre story of the film's history continues with its star, Schuyler Hayden, an enigmatic personality who mounted the production in an effort to achieve stardom after only appearing a spattering of small, inconsequential roles on TV. His performance here is outstanding, generating solid reviews from Variety and other showbiz journals. He was at one point compared to a young Warren Beatty.


Rat Fink (1965) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Rat-Fink-Blu-ray/dp/B072Q2N8TS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-027-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072Q2N8TS&m=)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4hwIuyfa8g
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 06, 2017, 04:17:20 PM
Fall 2017 TBD

The Outer Limits: The Complete Original Series (1963-1965) on blu-ray from Kino

Season 1 (32 Episodes - 8 Discs) is expected to arrive on the market in later this year, and Season 2 (17 Episodes - 5 Discs) is planned for early 2018

(http://i.imgur.com/hKvW8Y9.jpg)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCcdr4O-3gE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 09, 2017, 04:22:00 PM
August 22, 2017

William A. Wellman’s Beggars of Life (1928) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 2K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/ZFIV7hg.jpg)

After killing her treacherous step-father, Nancy tries to escape the country with Jim, a young vagabond. She dresses as a boy, they hop freight trains, quarrel with a group of hobos, and steal a car in their attempt to escape the police, and reach Canada.

Beggars of Life (1928) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Beggars-of-Life-Blu-ray/dp/B07218DM8C?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07218DM8C&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 09, 2017, 04:37:23 PM
i want it
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 10, 2017, 05:01:50 PM
August 15, 2017

Sergio Leone's The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 4K transfer

(http://i.imgur.com/XMjPh1K.jpg)

By far the most ambitious, unflinchingly graphic and stylistically influential western ever mounted, The Good The Bad And The Ugly is an engrossing action shot through with a volatile mix of myth and realism. Clint Eastwood returns as the "Man With No Name," this time teaming with two gunslingers to pursue a cache of $20,000-and letting no one, not even warring factions in a civil war, stand in their way.

From sun-drenched panoramas to bold hard close-ups, exceptional camera work captures the beauty and cruelty of the barren landscape and the hardened characters who stride unwaveringly through it. Forging a vibrant and yet detached style of action that had not been seen before, and has never been matched since, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly shatters the western mold in true Eastwood style.


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Good-the-Bad-and-the-Ugly-Blu-ray/dp/B0716XZB2B?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0716XZB2B&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 15, 2017, 04:19:04 PM
May 23, 2017

The Coen Bros. Barton Fink (1991) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/QQLL8Z8.jpg)

Set in 1941, an intellectual New York playwright Barton Fink accepts an offer to write movie scripts in L.A. He finds himself with writer's block when required to do a B-movie script. His neighbor tries to help, but he continues to struggle as a bizarre sequence of events distracts him.

Barton Fink (1991) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Barton-Fink-Blu-ray/dp/B071GB3P5P?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071GB3P5P&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


New release date - August 15, 2017 (https://www.amazon.com/Barton-Fink-Blu-ray/dp/B071GB3P5P?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071GB3P5P&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 25, 2017, 08:00:42 PM
August 8, 2017

Marco Ferreri’s The Flesh (1991) on blu-ray from Cult Epics, from a new restoration from the original 35mm elements

(http://i.imgur.com/NXo4HX5.jpg)

The Flesh a.k.a. La Carne is a romantic black comedy about a divorced piano player named Paolo (Sergio Castellitto) who meets and falls in love with a most beauteously busty woman (bombshell Francesca Dellera), who uses her special powers to turn the man into her slave. The film depicts the oftentimes torturous nature of desire and the power of women in a cinematic work where Francesca becomes a symbolic representation of male desire, with her voluptuous figure and sex appeal being intoxicating to Paolo. While he is completely taken by his desire for Francesca, she eventually gets bored with him and decides to leave. Unfortunately for Francesca, Paolo loves her and has no intention of allowing her to go.

The Flesh (1991) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Flesh-Blu-ray/dp/B072ZM1G9Z?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-000-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072ZM1G9Z&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y6w3pAEHQM




Available Now

Pim de la Parra’s Obsessions (1969) on blu-ray from Cult Epics

(http://i.imgur.com/f0FE8iX.jpg)

The Obscure film OBSESSIONS (aka HOLE IN THE WALL) was directed by Dutch artsploitation auteur Pim de La Parra and co-produced by his longtime collaborator Wim Verstappen (Blue Movie). This gritty psychedelic Hitchcockian mystery, which is notable for being the first Dutch English-language film, starts in a savagely brutal fashion when a bloody painting of Vincent van Gogh falls from a wall and exposes a makeshift peephole that eventually leads to student protagonist Nils Janssen (Dieter Giessler) becoming an unwitting witness to a gruesome sex crime next door. When his young fiancée Marina (Alexandra Stewart of Truffaut's DAY FOR NIGHT), an enterprising journalist, tells him about a report of a murder that she is writing, he naturally wonders if one has to do with the other. This classic exploitation film was the birth of auteur cinema in Holland, and inspired filmmakers such as legendary Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven to make films. Originally released in over 80 countries, the film stayed unreleased in the U.S. (and France) until now. Arguably most notably, the film was co-written by a-then-young Martin Scorsese. Scored by legendary Hitchcock composer Bernard Herrmann (who later scored TAXI DRIVER). Includes new HD Transfer and bonus features.

Obsesions (1969) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Obsessions-Blu-ray/dp/B06XX22TRD?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-028-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06XX22TRD&m=)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR0q911RdJk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 26, 2017, 03:52:14 PM
October 2017 TBD

Billy Wilder's Avanti! (1972) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/nrhgTVo.jpg)

A wealthy American discovers romance and the meaning of avanti while in Italy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8iMbLlUStws
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 26, 2017, 04:16:02 PM
wilder please update me about some of your recent most joyous region a blu-ray experiences
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on June 26, 2017, 05:19:19 PM
I haven't bought as many Region A titles recently but here are a few:

(http://i.imgur.com/U3IE4ZD.jpg) (https://www.amazon.com/Children-Divorce-Newly-Restored-Blu-ray/dp/B01LXXB9BJ/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1498515211&sr=8-3&keywords=children+of+divorce)

(http://i.imgur.com/3hJyMh9.jpg) (https://www.amazon.com/Serial-Collectors-Blu-ray-Kathleen-Turner/dp/B06W2GF1P3/ref=sr_1_1?s=movies-tv&ie=UTF8&qid=1498515189&sr=1-1&keywords=serial+mom&refinements=p_n_format_browse-bin%3A2650305011)

(http://i.imgur.com/GKxN5VC.jpg) (https://www.amazon.com/Immoral-Tales-2-Disc-Special-Blu-ray/dp/B012BQ46CI/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1498515230&sr=8-3&keywords=immoral+tales)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on June 26, 2017, 05:23:56 PM
oh yeah you reading my mind or what. thanks. you know who understands us? Matthew Lillard in Serial Mom. on or after July 11, when the sale begins, i'm going to buy Multiple Maniacs out of sheer necessity
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 06, 2017, 06:20:52 PM
September 18, 2017

Lubitsch in Berlin (1918-1921) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/H7s83QD.jpg)

Before he arrived in Hollywood to leave his indelible (and inimitable) mark on timeless comedies like Trouble in Paradise and The Shop Around the Corner, Ernst Lubitsch created an expansive body of work in Germany that proved to be as varied in its tone as it was sophisticated in its measure of man and woman. This set collects six recently restored works from the silent phase of Lubitsch's career, and casts new light on the director both as a fully-formed comic master, and as a virtuoso of cinematographic technique.

Lubitsch in Berlin - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lubitsch-in-Berlin-Blu-ray/dp/B073LBYQ29?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B073LBYQ29&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



August 29, 2017

Dick Maas’ Amsterdamned (1988) on blu-ray from Blue Underground

(http://i.imgur.com/X4HzWpP.jpg)

A mysterious diver hiding in Amsterdam's canal system embarks on a rampage of gruesome murders, terrifying city officials and leaving few clues for the city's best detective, who doesn't suspect that both his new girlfriend and twelve-year-old daughter may be closer than he is to finding the killer.

Amsterdamned - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Amsterdamned-Blu-ray/dp/B071GW2L2Z?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071GW2L2Z&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZFgB5d2yqI



2017 TBD

Dick Maas’ The Lift (1983) on blu-ray from Blue Underground

(http://i.imgur.com/jNWP2Es.jpg)

A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 07, 2017, 05:11:20 PM
2017 TBD

Anthony Mann’s T-Men (1947) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

(http://i.imgur.com/B8fGiwO.jpg)

Dennis O'Brien is a treasury agent determined to bring a counterfeiting ring to justice. O'Brien and his partner Tony Genaro go undercover to gain the confidence of the ruthless Detroit mob responsible for the phony money.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEaE8jRI_gE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 12, 2017, 01:39:41 AM
Fall 2017 TBD

John Cromwell’s Since You Went Away (1944) on blu-ray from Kino. Cinematography by Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter)

(http://i.imgur.com/ENemxga.jpg)

With her husband Tim off at war, Anne Hilton (Colbert) struggles to be a pillar of strength for her daughters Jane (Jones) and Bridget (Temple). During America's darkest hours, she bravely steers her girls through heartbreak and hardships as she eagerly awaits news from overseas and wonders if life will ever be the same.


(http://i.imgur.com/lJT8NQf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Jt6JJB6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dHTQbHL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/GiF56xk.jpg)



Fall 2017 TBD

Mario Bava’s Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/jtsvA3W.jpg)

Considered by many to be one of the Italian horror-meister Mario Bava's best, this occult murder mystery skillfully interweaves elements of the 'giallo' thriller formula with a creepy Gothic ghost story. Set in modern day Transylvania, an evil curse has fallen on the village which has been plagued by a series of bizarre murders, in which female victims keep turning up with gold coins embedded in their hearts. In order to free the village from this evil curse, the local sorceress (Fabienne Dali) must find and destroy the vengeful Baroness Graps (Gianni Vivaldi), who along with the ghost of her murdered daughter, seek to claim the villagers' souls in retribution.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fM2vu6kCYRQ



September 11, 2017

Mario Bava’s Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966) on blu-ray from Arrow UK

(http://i.imgur.com/2P0Y6uO.jpg)

Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kill-Baby-Kill-Blu-ray/dp/B072K3QGTL?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B072K3QGTL&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 13, 2017, 04:49:44 PM
September 12, 2017

Steven Spielberg's E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) on 4K Blu-ray/Blu-ray

(http://i.imgur.com/Q3HZYoL.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 14, 2017, 07:54:13 PM
October 23, 2017

John Carpenter’s The Thing (1982) on limited edition blu-ray from Arrow UK, from a new 4K transfer from the original camera negative supervised by Carpenter and director of photography Dean Cundey, in both steelbook and box set versions.

(http://i.imgur.com/lgES1fx.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FVZ0otF.jpg)

The Thing (1982) Steelbook - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073LZD7QF/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)

The Thing (1982) Box Set - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B073M2946S/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)



October 23/24, 2017

George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn (1971-1973) on limited edition blu-ray from Arrow UK and Arrow US

(http://i.imgur.com/8fTUDbP.jpg)

George Romero's name may be synonymous with the living dead subgenre, but his filmography is far richer and more varied than his reputation as "the zombie guy" would suggest. Following the breakout success of his debut feature Night of the Living Dead, the director would embark upon a series of projects which, whilst firmly rooted in the horror genre for the most part, demonstrate a master filmmaker with more than mere gut-munching on his mind.

In There's Always Vanilla, Romero's sophomore 1971 directorial effort, young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset. 1972's Season of the Witch (originally filmed as Jack's Wife but released to theaters under the title of Hungry Wives) follows the exploits of Joan Mitchell – a housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult. Lastly, 1973's The Crazies, which sees Romero returning to more "straight" horror territory, has a small rural town finding itself in the grip of an infection which send its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.

Taken together, these three early works, made in the period between Romero's celebrated living dead outings Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, serve to display the broader thematic concerns and auteurist leanings of a skilled craftsman too often pigeonholed within the genre.



Contains:

-There’s Always Vanilla (1971) from a new 2K restoration from the original negative
-Season of the Witch (1972) from a new 4K restoration from original film elements
-The Crazies (1973) from a new 4K restoration from original film elements

George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/George-A-Romero-Betweeen-Night-and-Dawn-Blu-ray/dp/B073LF8C98?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B073LF8C98&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)

George A. Romero Between Night and Dawn - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/George-A-Romero-Between-Night-and-Day-Blu-ray/dp/B073LYWG7L?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B073LYWG7L&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxqfrqokF5Y
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 16, 2017, 11:03:37 AM
i was like in this mood and i googled "black and white cartoons blu-ray" because that was my green light then, and long story short i landed at thunderbean (https://www.amazon.com/s?marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&me=AKK5M0EM2CKQI&merchant=AKK5M0EM2CKQI&redirect=true).

first i ordered

(http://i.imgur.com/nXFpxSE.jpg)

and that's because Fleischer's Popeye (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popeye_the_Sailor_filmography_(Fleischer_Studios)) started me on this btw. but so, this 1930s cartoon is amazing to me

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Willie is a young lad who tells of his many outlandish adventures, which are then depicted on-screen. His fantastic accounts are in fact, outright lies, or "whoppers". His stories are usually preceded by his memorable catchphrase, "Say, did I ever tell ya this one?"

they were beginning to imagine cartoons and they were trying to figure out how to do it. they were like "let's have the kid imagine" and it works awesomely. so, sound is around, but barely anyone talks for some reason. everyone moves in that jumpy jazz way, like in Popeye, and it's more that things happen than people say things

(http://i.imgur.com/VDIkWw2.jpg?1) (https://www.amazon.com/Technicolor-Dreams-Black-Nightmares-Blu-ray/dp/B00M9VKGSE)

i haven't opened it yet because i'm so excited

but i opened Willie Whopper, who slays. Willie Whopper made me feel so excited that i've already ordered two more.

(http://i.imgur.com/8gkNAyF.jpg?1) (https://www.amazon.com/Yuletide-Flickers-Vintage-Holiday-1920-1955/dp/B01N1PKI70/)

honestly i'd been wanting to watch holiday themed cartoons anyway, because of Nicktoons (https://www.amazon.com/Nicktoons-Christmas-Tales-Good-Tidings/dp/B0000AI425). i'd been thinking about this kind of thing so boom click order fuck yeah

(http://i.imgur.com/SPQbjiR.jpg?1)

are you familiar with Snafu through your Looney Tunes discs? this is early people who went on to do that, e.g. Chuck Jones. do you have Looney Tunes discs? can i borrow them? Snafu trips me out in particular because of its writing by Dr. Seuss (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0317450/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1). voice by Mel Blanc (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000305/)

just further establishing myself as a guy into cartoons. Ricky and Morty season 3 and BoJack Horseman season 4, hell yeah, i can't wait to catch up with those shows one day
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 16, 2017, 08:32:48 PM
If I played videogames I'd be playing this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-1n15aIgsE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 17, 2017, 11:22:39 PM
September 29, 2017

Doug Pray’s documentary Hype! (1996) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/ZuQzzJB.jpg)

Drop into the Pacific Northwest in the early '90s and watch a vibrant underground music scene explode into a global "grunge" media frenzy. Hype! follows the music from local bands playing for their friends, to Sub Pop Record's brilliant exploitation of "the Seattle Sound," to Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" hitting #1 on the charts. Questions of money, authenticity, and fame arise as "grunge fashion" hits the runways and a mass migration of wanna-be Seattle bands saturates the city. The Northwest experience is one of humor, loss, and epic irony. With intense live performances by Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Pearl Jam, and many more, Hype! rocks the definitive story of the world's last great local music scene.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u5raLr1-fc
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 18, 2017, 06:31:33 PM
August 22, 2017

Dusty Nelson's Effects (1980) on blu-ray from AGFA and Something Weird Video, restored in 4K from the only 35mm print in existence by The American Genre Film Archive (AGFA)

(http://i.imgur.com/28E55Bk.jpg)

Cobbled together with loose change by George Romero's friends, Effects is a mesmerizing D.I.Y. frightmare that no one talks about, but everyone should. A group of coked-up filmmakers -- including Tom Dawn of the Dead Savini, Joe Day of the Dead Pilato, and John Tales from the Darkside: The Movie Harrison -- gather in Pittsburgh to make a slasher. As filming begins and accidents happen, it's clear that something isn't right. And no one can be trusted. Landing somewhere between Snuff and a student film by John Carpenter, Effects is a meta-enhanced takedown on the philosophy of horror that doubles as a sleazy and terrifying movie on its own.

Effects (1980) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Effects-Blu-ray/dp/B06ZYRPZH8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-011-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B06ZYRPZH8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlWJCc0Otqw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bASBhb91oSg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 19, 2017, 09:01:08 PM
Fall 2017 TBD

Edgar Reitz's Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984-2004) on blu-ray from Second Sight (UK). Betting Criterion will also put it out eventually. Stanley Kubrick was a huge fan.

Quote from: Jan Harlan
“Stanley was completely taken by Heimat. The idea of telling such an ‘impossible to tell story’ through the eyes of a bunch of simple villagers he considered completely new and brilliant. To show ‘heaven’ convincingly and without special effects on the top floor of a country inn and have the dead people observe ‘us’ – he was deeply moved. There are a number of other scenes like that. He was so taken by it that he hired the art director and costume designer for preparation of Wartime Lies (Aryan Papers). There are some specific scenes we saw together again and again (having videotaped the BBC2 broadcast) and I remember it all very well.”

(http://i.imgur.com/kDuo4tr.jpg)

Several series of films in 32 episodes written and directed by Edgar Reitz which view life in Germany between 1919 and 2000 through the eyes of a family from the Hunsrück area of the Rhineland. Personal and domestic life is set against glimpses of wider social and political events. The combined length of the 32 films is 53 hours and 25 minutes, making it one of the longest series of feature-length films in cinema history.

The title Heimat is a German word meaning "homeland" or "home place." Usage has come to include that of an ironic reference to the film genre known as Heimatfilm which was popular in Germany in the 1950s. Heimat films were characterized by rural settings, sentimental tone and simplistic morality.

Aesthetically, all three series are notable for their frequent switching between color and black-and-white film to convey different emotional states.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aApuWwjjAU

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff11q5_mlE0
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 20, 2017, 11:08:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DkMKtIg.png?1)

Release date: out across the sea, probably headed to Criterion

a (https://trailersfromhell.com/ikarie-xb-1/)
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For the discerning science fiction fan, this is the best of the Eastern-bloc Cold War Sci-fi epics, a genuinely brilliant and warmly human 'Voyage to the End of the Universe' restored in 4k resolution. It's from before 2001: A Space Odyssey and has an equally wondrous but totally different vision of the future. Hopefully this will soon be readily available here; buying it required some clever footwork by Foreign Exchange of Culver City. Starring my favorite Czech personalities Radovan Lukavský, Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Irena Kacírková and Dana Medrická. Please Marek, forgive my incompetent diacritical marks! On Blu-ray from NFA (Czech).

b (http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=587671#p587671)
Quote
Janus is now the official North American partner for the NFA. From the titles they mention (in addition to the already in-print Marketa Lazarová) we could expect The Cremator, All My Good Countrymen, Three Wishes for Cinderella, and Ikarie XB1, among others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TisfrqvTta0


(http://i.imgur.com/uImoRs9.jpg?1)

Release date: August 22, 2017

MoC trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ46TEBYFA0

Quote
I can’t think of a better movie to demonstrate how a good silent picture communicates, as opposed to a talking picture that just relies on dialogue. Varieté has few scenes and few dialogue inter-titles; most everything is communicated through the stylized acting and the psychologically ‘active’ camera. Emil Jannings’ performance is 90% externalization of feelings — there’s no information being given, just emotions. Boss reacts to his wife, and then he reacts to his baby. We see what a gentle and caring soul he is, and he also makes a human connection with us. Then Bertha-Marie nails Boss Huller’s attention with her large, dark eyes, and he is lost. We see him resist but the attraction is too great. The basic emotions flowing across Janning’s face show a lot of nuance, and they cross all language barriers. Everyone understands Boss Huller’s situation as a prisoner, when his whole body seems to sag in shame. Everybody can follow Boss’s thoughts when he covets the desirable Bertha-Marie. Emil Jannings isn’t a handsome man, but his acting makes us identify strongly with him. If this guy can desert the baby he loves so much, he’s clearly acting under an irresistible compulsion.

basically this entire review (https://trailersfromhell.com/variet/) Glenn Erickson is trying to explain how good this movie is.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 20, 2017, 04:18:39 PM
2017 TBD

Arthur Penn’s Night Moves (1975) on blu-ray form Warner Archive, from a new 4K remaster

(http://i.imgur.com/P3KjaMf.jpg)

L.A. detective Harry Moseby (Gene Hackman) has problems. Missing persons and bedroom stakeouts are no match for his glory days as a pro football player. His wife is having a not-so-secret affair. And while sorting things out, he takes on the case of a runaway teenager that may be a lot more than he can handle.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdlLWziBggM



September 5, 2017

Carl Reiner’s Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid (1982) on blu-ray from Universal

(http://i.imgur.com/RYotz2p.jpg)

Parodies of the '40s hard boiled detective genre, with a very clever conceit: weaving the plot and production design around memorable movie clips (The Killers, The Big Sleep, Double Indemnity, The Lost Weekend, White Heat, This Gun for Hire, Sorry, Wrong Number, Notorious). Cool Rigby Reardon tries solving an incomprehensible mystery with the assistance of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney, Burt Lancaster, Fred MacMurray, Ingrid Bergman, and Ray Milland, among others.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2efDnLZjsk



October 9, 2017

Max Ophuls’ Le Plaisir (1952) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy (UK)

(http://i.imgur.com/BIoOrVd.jpg)

The French writer Guy de Maupassant has inspired many great filmmakers. Among those to adapt his short stories and novels were Jean-Luc Godard, Kenji Mizoguchi, Walerian Borowczyk, Harry Kümel, Luis Buñuel and Christian-Jacque. But it was arguably Max Ophuls, with his 1952 feature, Le Plaisir, who proved to be the most adept.

Le Plaisir takes three of de Maupassant's stories as its source: in Le Masque, a masked dandy conceals a secret; in La Maison Tellier, the girls of a small-town brothel are taken on an outing to attend the communion of the madam's niece; and in La Modèle, a painter falls in love with his model, but the course of love isn't as smooth as either expected.

To tell these tales, Ophuls assembled a remarkable cast of French talent, including Jean Gabin (Pépé le Moko, La Grande illusion), Pierre Brasseur (Eyes Without a Face, Spotlight on a Murderer), Danielle Darrieux (Madame de…, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort), Claude Dauphin (Casque d'Or, Barbarella), Simone Simon (Cat People, La Ronde) and many more besides.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nm4npP6h82A



October 16/17, 2017

Federico Fellini’s The Voice of the Moon (1990) on blu-ray from Arrow Academy (UK) and Arrow US, from a new 2K restoration of the original film elements

(http://i.imgur.com/ONCc5N7.jpg)

The swansong of the great Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini (La dolce vita, 8½), The Voice of the Moon emerged without fanfare: it played the Cannes Film Festival out of competition after its Italian premiere and failed to secure distribution in North America and the UK. This new restoration from the original negative seeks to right that wrong and provide the film with a second chance…

Adapted from a novel by Ermano Cavazzoni, The Voice of the Moon concerns itself with Ivo Salvini (Roberto Benigni, Life Is Beautiful), recently released from a mental hospital and in love with Aldini (Nadia Ottaviani). As he attempts to win her heart, he wanders a strange, dreamlike landscape and encounters various oddball characters, including Gonnella (Paolo Villagio, Fantozzi), a paranoid old man prone to conspiracy theories.

Concluding a career that had stretched back more than fifty years, The Voice of the Moon combines the nostalgia of Amarcord (the film is set in Emilia-Romagna countryside of the director's youth), the surreal satire of City of Women and the naïf-adrift-in-a-brutal-world structure of La strada. Plenty for Fellini fans to get their teeth into.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 20, 2017, 05:10:31 PM
b (http://www.criterionforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=587671#p587671)
Quote
Janus is now the official North American partner for the NFA. From the titles they mention (in addition to the already in-print Marketa Lazarová) we could expect The Cremator, All My Good Countrymen, Three Wishes for Cinderella, and Ikarie XB1, among others.

right, right

The Cremator (1969)

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Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCJOESdA4o

All My Good Countrymen(1969)

(http://i.imgur.com/hdeQLPi.jpg?)

Quote
Various scenes in the life of a tight-knit community in Czechoslovakia exploring the human spirit in the backdrop of the political changes that they experience.

no trailer but two wildly different scenes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlijuyNmNAk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StLYDsXG8Fs

Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

Quote
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA0D57uIZ_0

youtube description:

Quote
One of the most beloved films in all Eastern European cinema, Václav Vorlíček's reworking of the classic Cinderella tale is both delightful and unconventional. Deviating from the original story, yet retaining an air of real magic and beauty, Three Wishes for Cinderella takes the familiar fairy tale and invests it with a feisty and rebellious Cinderella who - far from being some passive beauty - rides a horse, knows how to hunt and actively pursues her handsome Prince.

Shot on location in around the famous Švihov castle and the surrounding forests of Bohemia, the film grounds the familiar fairy tale in a realistic setting with down-to-earth characters, and a remarkable central performance by the young Libuše Šafránková.

Three Wishes for Cinderella became a treasured Christmas holiday classic in various European countries, and one which continues to charm and attract new audiences.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 20, 2017, 05:48:37 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/DkMKtIg.png?1)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TisfrqvTta0

Quote
For the discerning science fiction fan, this is the best of the Eastern-bloc Cold War Sci-fi epics, a genuinely brilliant and warmly human 'Voyage to the End of the Universe' restored in 4k resolution. It's from before 2001: A Space Odyssey and has an equally wondrous but totally different vision of the future. Hopefully this will soon be readily available here; buying it required some clever footwork by Foreign Exchange of Culver City. Starring my favorite Czech personalities Radovan Lukavský, Zdenek Stepánek, Frantisek Smolík, Irena Kacírková and Dana Medrická. Please Marek, forgive my incompetent diacritical marks! On Blu-ray from NFA (Czech).

That's what I'm talking about. Some restored footage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S83-kJi7JUM


Again, I'm reminded of the thing Matt said in the Ghost Story thread, which is beginning to feel like a manifesto for filmmaking in the 21st century:

One thing I'll say is that I've recently been thinking about how we've reached the limit of how deep a literal/realistic approach to storytelling in film can go. At least for me as a viewer. There've been a bunch of recent movies that have done a great job of being observant and understated and demonstrating all these things that are true about how people behave and how things happen and so on, but... I find that I can't give that much of a shit about it anymore. Meanwhile, movies that engage with symbolism and theme are striking me as able to probe much deeper into its ideas, because of the distillation of its ideas into images and moments. There is so much more feeling in it. I would never say "cinema is dead" but I agree with Scorsese that "images don't mean anything anymore" in the great majority of contemporary cinema, especially when compared to older cinema. Most filmmakers aren't even trying to create new and striking and meaningful images.

My favorite movies of the past few years are incredibly playful with the filmmaking, even when the themes are serious. There is a joy in it. An engagement with the form, and the possibilities. Even though the word "playful" sounds unserious, it's really the only way to be serious.

THE SEVENTH SEAL is playful. PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE is playful. ERASERHEAD is playful. CITIZEN KANE is playful. POINT BLANK is playful. THE LOVE WITCH is playful. THE RED SHOES is playful. A GHOST STORY is playful.


So many of these older Russian and Czech movies are great examples of this storytelling style. Most of them are fairly difficult to find in official home video releases, at least English-friendly ones.


The Cremator (1969)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXCJOESdA4o

Quote
Set in World War II, a demented cremator believes cremation relieves earthly suffering and sets out to save the world.


Hell yeah. My boy Juraj (http://xixax.com/index.php?topic=12204.msg348227#msg348227). He also made a super cool adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.

Quote from: Senses of Cinema
The 1978 adaptation by the Czechoslovak film-maker Juraj Herz is both a vital addition to – and a radical departure from – the tradition of fairy tales on film. Its title, Panna a netvor, has been translated with equal validity as The Beauty and the Beast or The Virgin and the Monster. As this alternate title implies, the dimension of horror (not to mention outright revulsion) is far stronger in this version than in any of its more mainstream rivals. The Graeco-Roman myth of Cupid and Psyche confronts its heroine with the very real fear that “the husband who comes secretly gliding into your bed at night is an enormous snake, with widely gaping jaws, a body that could coil around you a dozen times and a neck swollen with deadly poison.”1 Not one of the better-known film versions conveys anything like this degree of terror.

(http://i.imgur.com/xQaIzFa.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/oeCySAM.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/sM3y5Pr.jpg)

Beauty and the Beast (1978) trailer on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/173961226)


Three Wishes for Cinderella (1973)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aA0D57uIZ_0

Quote
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.

Quote
One of the most beloved films in all Eastern European cinema, Václav Vorlíček's reworking of the classic Cinderella tale is both delightful and unconventional. Deviating from the original story, yet retaining an air of real magic and beauty, Three Wishes for Cinderella takes the familiar fairy tale and invests it with a feisty and rebellious Cinderella who - far from being some passive beauty - rides a horse, knows how to hunt and actively pursues her handsome Prince.

Shot on location in around the famous Švihov castle and the surrounding forests of Bohemia, the film grounds the familiar fairy tale in a realistic setting with down-to-earth characters, and a remarkable central performance by the young Libuše Šafránková.

Three Wishes for Cinderella became a treasured Christmas holiday classic in various European countries, and one which continues to charm and attract new audiences.


Never heard of this. Looks really interesting.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 21, 2017, 07:20:35 PM
September 15, 2017

David Cronenberg’s eXistenZ (1999) on limited edition blu-ray from Ledick Filmhandel GmbH (Germany). Unfortunately it’s being sourced from the same lackluster transfer as every other eXistenZ blu-ray release thus far, with minor brightness adjustments. However, this German release will include all of the extra features that were absent from the Region A barebones Echo Bridge disc, including three audio commentaries.

(http://i.imgur.com/5wLqOai.jpg)

Video game designer Allegra Geller (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has created a virtual reality game called eXistenZ. After a crazed fan attempts to kill her, Allegra goes on the run with Ted (Jude Law), a young businessman who falls into the role of bodyguard. In an attempt to save her game, Allegra implants into Ted's body the video game pod that carries a damaged copy of eXistenZ. Allegra and Ted engage in a series of experiences that blur the lines between fantasy and reality.

eXistenZ (1999) - Amazon Germany (https://www.amazon.de/EXistenZ-Blu-ray/dp/B074194DX6?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom04-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B074194DX6&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 23, 2017, 05:17:44 AM
September 26, 2017

Walter Hill’s The Long Riders (1979) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/IHqB4vi.jpg)

Jesse James and his gang of outlaws ride again in this "extraordinary" Western that pulsates with hard-driving action and electrifying drama. Four sets of acclaimed actor brothers - Dennis and Randy Quaid, Stacy and James Keach, Christopher and Nicholas Guest and Keith, Robert and David Carradine -- each depict real-life siblings in emotionally charged portrayals of the Old West's legendary bandits.

The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country, robbing banks, trains and stagecoaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to track them down, these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars. ..or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits, unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.


The Long Riders (1979) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Long-Riders-Blu-ray/dp/B07445CT9G?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-000-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07445CT9G&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y18SAwz1vI



November 7, 2017

John Landis’ Into the Night (1985) on blu-ray from Shout Factory

(http://i.imgur.com/Tqce9Zr.jpg)

Ed Orkin (Jeff Goldblum) is an insomniac with a cheating wife and a dull job. His chances for excitement look hopeless until a mysterious blond named Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer) drops onto the hood of his car. Now it's Ed's turn for some adventure and romance as Diana leads him on a merry and murderous chase where the payoff could be dollars or death.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6uvJ81eypXE



2017 TBD

Martn Rosen’s The Plague Dogs (1982) on blu-ray from Shout Factory. From the director of Watership Down.

(http://i.imgur.com/KVCeQI4.jpg)

Two dogs escape the research facility where they've been subjected to cruel experiments, and are subsequently hunted by the government because they may carry the plague.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7B90X7NchOs



2017 TBD

Kinji Fukasaku’s The Green Slime (1968) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

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After a perilous mission to a huge asteroid, a crew returns to its space station, unaware a bit of ooze from the asteroid clings to a crewman's uniform. The green goop grows - into murderous, tentacled monsters. And as station members fight to live, gunk from the monsters' wounds turns into more monsters!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiFhntL-kuU



2017 TBD

John Landis’ Innocent Blood (1992) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/M848vs0.jpg)

Anne Parillaud stars as sexy vampire Marie who accidentally neglects to finish off the mob boss (Robert Loggia), her latest snack. When he awakens to find he's a member of a new underworld family, he wastes no time in turning his mob goons into vampires. Also starring Anthony LaPaglia, Don Rickles, and Chazz Palminteri.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWmXBknC3K8



2017 TBD

The Hidden (1987) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

(http://i.imgur.com/mmxXBpZ.jpg)

A series of bizarre, inexplicable robberies and murders have L.A. police detective Tom Beck (Nouri) totally baffled. And it doesn't help when mysterious FBI agent Lloyd Gallagher (MacLachlan) tells him that a demonic extraterrestrial creature is invading the bodies of innocent victims - and transforming them into inhuman killers with an unearthly fondness for heavy-metal music, red Ferraris and unspeakable violence. The Hidden a spine-chilling, high-velocity sci-fi thriller


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBW4RnD24T8



October 2017 TBD

Jean-Luc Godard’s La Chinoise (1967) and Le Gai Savior (1969) on blu-ray from Kino. Also coming from Arrow Academy in the UK later in the year.

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1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution. Director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with this swiftly paced satire.


(http://i.imgur.com/XiB2NZM.jpg)

While alone in an abandoned television studio, two militants, Emile Rousseau (Jean-Pierre Leaud) and Patricia Lumumba (Juliet Berto), have a discourse on language. Referring to spoken word as "the enemy"--the weapon used by the establishment to confuse liberation movements--the two deconstruct the meanings of sounds and images in an attempt to "return to zero" and truly experience the joy of learning.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQcB95HJ8kg
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 24, 2017, 06:31:53 PM
wilder, to whom i like to tell my movie collecting stories, since we're the same person like that,

i did indeed end up buying Fellini's Roma, but this morning i spent my remaining criterion money on this Kino Lorber Studio Classics sale (https://www.klstudioclassics.com/list/view/code/klsclaunchsale)

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To celebrate the launch of the new Kino Lorber Studio Classics website we're having our biggest sale ever! 401 titles! DVDs as low as $5.98! Blu-rays from $7.98!

Free USA Shipping - Orders of $50 or more
Free Canada Shipping - Orders of $100 or more

Sale starts today and ends Sunday, August 6th!

John Ford's The Hurricane is going out of print on July 31st - DVD $7.98 | BD $9.98 (while quantities last)

dude The Hurricane was (is?) on netflix forever but i never got around to watching it, but they said that thing about the blu-ray going oop and i ended up buying it. okay they duped me. because sometimes i'm a sucker. to get my free shipping i needed over $50, so i also got Freeway, which you had mentioned as a good idea. i bought Welcome to L.A. (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076910/) because i read a thing that compared it to Nashville, you know. really i shouldn't read things about things. then i bought Hester Street (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073107/) because it was listed in that National Archives Registry section. so i needed one over $10, The Wanderers (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/4004) was out of stock and i decided i know well the story of rock and roll, most genre movies are feelings i know well, and i ended up buying this one because of things like this poster

(http://i.imgur.com/J6pRBYz.jpg?1)

what my reactions to these movies will be i'm not sure
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 24, 2017, 07:08:55 PM
I haven't seen most of these except for part of Welcome to L.A., which I think I liked. Anything that captures the culture and landscape of Los Angeles I'm pretty partial to, though, so take that with a grain of salt.

I definitely appreciate Freeway for the vibe over the story. Keep expectations tempered. Delia, who made the adult art films Cafe Flesh (1982) and Nightdreams (1981), comes from the same spiritual school as Abel Ferrara (who started with the x-rated movie Nine Lives of a Wet Pussy (1976) before going on to make Driller Killer (1979)), and actually worked on Ferrera’s early short film Could This Be Love (1973) (http://www.bitlanders.com/movie/could-this-be-love-1973/19845) as a DP. There’s something oddly compelling about porno directors becoming real directors and being able to see through their eyes with the knowledge of all that smut swimming in the background. A substitute for the school of hard knocks or whatever. I'll be curious what you think.

Quote from: Letterboxd user Filipe Furtado
A group of people coming together to stop a psychotic priest in a killing spree. Perfect rendered sleazy texture, with some genuine feel for urban paranoia and feels genuine troubling.

Quote from: Letterboxd user matt lynch
My memory of this from late-night cable was the ultimate city nightmare, a paranoid neon fantasy laced with Catholic guilt, drowning in urban sleaze and misogyny. But turns out I was mixing it up with FEAR CITY, to which this can't really compare despite the tantalizing presence of not only James Russo but also Billy Drago as a scripture-quoting spree killer. Gets agreeably weird towards the end

Quote from: Letterboxd user Kuru
prob the weirdest 80s thriller movie
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 24, 2017, 11:52:35 PM
spoiler: i'll think it's a good idea you told me about the movie and thanks as always xx.

the list of movies i don't like is far, far shorter than the list of movies i like. i like movies. in the past four years i've only regretted buying The Arrival (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115571/). my regrets lean toward what i don't buy, this time being Ken Russell's Billion Dollar Brain (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/2325), Paul Verhoeven's Flesh + Blood (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/2264), Allan Dwan's Zaza (https://www.kinolorber.com/film/zaza), John Ford's 3 Bad Men (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/3695), Henry Hathaway's 23 Paces to Baker Street  (https://www.kinolorber.com/product/view/id/3932), and finally J.Lee Thomson's White Buffalo (https://www.kinolorber.com/film/whitebuffalo) (when will i finally see this??), i already mentioned The Wanderers, and what already drives me crazy is Deluge (https://www.kinolorber.com/film/deluge).

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Deluge is a 1933 American Pre-Code apocalyptic, science fiction film released by RKO Radio Pictures, and directed by Felix E. Feist. The film depicts a group of worldwide natural disasters which lead to the destruction of the earth.

Deluge was out of stock and that broke my heart since i'm impatient. here is NYC being destroyed in Deluge--

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFyDMKZie7M
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 25, 2017, 05:13:07 AM
August 1, 2017

Frank Capra’s The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) on MOD blu-ray from SBE

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A Chinese warlord and an engaged Christian missionary fall in love.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Bitter-Tea-of-General-Yen-Blu-ray/dp/B0742VSVXQ?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0742VSVXQ&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPkzO039N30



September 19, 2017

Takeshi Kitano’s Hana-Bi aka Fireworks (1997) on blu-ray from Film Movement

(http://i.imgur.com/ws8MwgG.jpg)

Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Fireworks (1997) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Hana-Bi-Blu-ray/dp/B07473FZSK?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraynews-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07473FZSK&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwTWtAE3ylY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 27, 2017, 12:58:03 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/5eCFZpX.jpg)

Just learned about this German DVD & Blu-ray label Bildstörung (http://www.bildstoerung.tv). The owners, Alexander Beneke and Carsten Baiersdörfer, have really interesting taste. The label specializes in foreign arthouse and exploitation films, and what could generally be described as ‘wide angle oddities’.

To give you an idea, some of the titles in their catalog already available in the US from other labels include:

-Aleksei German’s Hard to Be A God (2013)
-Lodge Kerrigan’s Clean, Shaven (1993)
-Andrzej Zulawski’s Possession (1981)
-Stuart Cooper’s Overlord (1975)
-Walerian Borowczyk’s La Bete (1975)
-Jaromil Jireš' Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
-František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarová (1967)

Below are some of their titles that are unreleased or OOP in the US.


The restoration work they did on Robert Sigl’s Laurin (1989) is unbelievable:

(http://i.imgur.com/LDvXCcy.jpg)

Strange goings on in an idyllic harbour town at the turn of the last century. Children disappear without trace. Death in the form of man dressed in black seems to plague the area. The nine-year-old girl Laurin is haunted by creepy dreams and hallucinations of a man heaving a sack and children drumming in fear against closed windows. Step by step Laurin tries to unravel this terrifying mosaic and eventually puts her own life at risk.

Laurin (1989) - Restoration comparison on Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/200382088)



Zbynek Brynych’s The Bitches aka Die Weibchan (1970) - Blu-ray (https://www.amazon.de/dp/B06XKYJWSK/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501132064&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=die+weibchan)

(http://i.imgur.com/C8zo0S4.jpg)

Outrageous sleaze joins an exclusive health spa only to discover it's run by feminist cannibals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t89Jd2gGKPY



Nikos Nikolaidis’ Singapore Sling (1990) - Blu-ray (https://www.amazon.de/Singapore-Sling-Blu-ray-Meredyth-Herold/dp/B00T0XFASK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501132085&sr=8-1&keywords=singapore+sling) with English subtitles

(http://i.imgur.com/Z1qP5W1.jpg)

A man on a mission to find his missing lover meets a mother and daughter with their own grisly agenda.

NSFW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e-NT5aI7Zc



Jean-Claude Brisseau’s Sound and Fury (1988) - DVD (https://www.amazon.de/L%C3%A4rm-Wut-Bruno-Cremer/dp/B00A2JTFM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501133999&sr=8-1&keywords=L%C3%84RM+%26+WUT)

(http://i.imgur.com/uiHchNv.jpg)

This drama depicts the misery of neglected children in big cities. 13 years old Bruno is of a good family, but since the death of his grandmother he spends most of his time alone, in a phantasy world, while his mother is away at work. But then he befriends the violent Jean-Roger, who’s from a severely disturbed family, where nobody cares what he’s doing. In school Jean-Roger drives their teacher into despair just for fun. To separate the two boys, she starts to stimulate Bruno’s interests by giving him extra lessons. When Jean-Roger fears loosing his one and only friend, he becomes even more aggressive.

Quote from: IMDB user Guillaume Désilets
This movie is like CLOCKWORK ORANGE without the science fiction. Brisseau could direct scenes as unforgettable as the Russian roulette scenes in DEER HUNTER ; He's got the same dark, ultra-realistic way of filming things that are beautiful or horrible.

(http://i.imgur.com/ZpAfdWk.jpg)

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Iván Zulueta’s Arrebato aka Rapture (1979) - DVD (https://www.amazon.de/Arrebato-Special-DVDs-Eusebio-Poncela/dp/B0045L3TD0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501132477&sr=8-1&keywords=arrebato)

(http://i.imgur.com/5z9H41r.jpg)

A low budget horror filmmaker gets in touch with an eccentric who is trying to film his consciousness during drug abuse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONHTMRV8lmo



Rolf de Heer’s Bad Boy Bubby (1993) - DVD (https://www.amazon.de/Bad-Boy-Bubby-2-DVDs/dp/B001DKEZDE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501134497&sr=8-1&keywords=bad+boy+bubby)

(http://i.imgur.com/gNkY4OW.jpg)

Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years, convincing him that the air outside is poisonous. After a visit from his estranged father, circumstances force Bubby into the waiting world, a place which is just as unusual to him as he is to the world.

NSFW
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXZ4u2ZVWOc



Henri Xhonneux’s Marquis (1989) - DVD (https://www.amazon.de/Marquis-Bien-Moor/dp/B007BWUJAQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1501134034&sr=8-1&keywords=marquis+dvd)

(http://i.imgur.com/0FVI3rd.jpg)

In pre-French Revolution Bastille, the Marquis is held being unjustly accused of working to overthrow the king. While his talking penis, Colin, longs for action, Marquis himself only desires to write his deviant stories in peace.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TurGEdz-y_Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fygj8XyX8sw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 27, 2017, 04:43:59 PM
November 28, 2017

Rob Reiner's Misery (1990) on blu-ray from Shout Factory, from a new 4K transfer

(http://i.imgur.com/3gD5vJY.jpg)

Novelist Paul Sheldon (Cann) doesn't remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes (Bates) - a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner...for the rest of his 'cock-a-doodie' life!
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 28, 2017, 02:29:24 PM
Technicolor Dreams and Yuletide Flickers i'm still saving for the future, owing to my tremendous excitement, but like Willie Whopper i went right into Private Snafu.

(http://i.imgur.com/SPQbjiR.jpg?1)

this has felt immensely rewarding for all sorts of reasons.

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Private Snafu cartoons were a military secret—for the armed forces only.

Private Snafu was for teaching lessons to illiterate enlistees of WW2. Snafu means Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.

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The character was created by director Frank Capra, chairman of the U.S. Army Air Force First Motion Picture Unit, and most were written by Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel, Philip D. Eastman, and Munro Leaf.

Capra, and then related not just to Dr. Seuss but also—

(http://i.imgur.com/51Cwszs.jpg)

and

(http://i.imgur.com/8XrkQwW.jpg?1)

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The cartoons thus represented a multi-talent collaboration by some of America's best in their respective fields; a common occurrence in the war effort.

plus the previously mentioned Chuck Jones and Mel Blanc, and also Bob Clampett and Frank Tashlin were involved. it's a lot of fun to discover, after purchasing, that Frank Tashlin was involved.

to provide an illustration of this show, here’s the fifth in the series. 1943-09-20, Dr. Seuss and Phil Eastman uncredited as its writers. Chuck Jones its director. i like this one because its theme is that each person has their own hardships.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjGrhn7cizA

everyone with a problem is one of many. classic. here's a cartoon designed as a reminder.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on July 30, 2017, 02:16:01 PM
from the US National Archives, with the War Department stamp, this next one is Chuck Jones directed, Dr. Seuss written.

this example illustrates some of the broader realities achievable through cartoon logic. the lead character is a mosquito with tremendous personality. the overall lesson is simple: don't get stung by a mosquito. isn't that a boring thing to remember? and yet what an exciting episode to remember:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9mLM1K3U2s

clearly building up to Looney Tunes
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on July 31, 2017, 06:45:45 PM
2017 TBD

William Morgan's The Violent Years (1956) on blu-ray from the The American Genre Film Archive and Something Weird Video, from a new 4K restoration.

(http://i.imgur.com/Uu0anuE.jpg)

Paula Parkins is the teenage daughter of wealthy parents whom don't seem to make time for her, so she looks for thrills as the leader of her all-girl gang who steal, rob, and rape young men. Screenplay by Ed Wood. (The label has also confirmed that the film will be paired with Boris Petroff's crime thriller Anatomy of a Psycho).

(http://i.imgur.com/wJgQgfW.jpg)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 07, 2017, 04:44:58 PM
September 26, 2017

Joe Sarno’s All the Sins of Sodom (1968) and Vibrations (1968) on blu-ray from Film Movement Classics and Something Weird Video, restored from the original film elements

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All the Sins of Sodom / Vibrations, directed by 'the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd St.,' Joseph W. Sarno, is the second entry in the definitive series celebrating one of the most gifted pioneers of the sexploitation genre. These two seminal films are now being released for the first time on Blu ray.

Encouraged by his agent, struggling NYC photographer Henning begins a daring portfolio of his model, Leslie. But all too soon, jealousies erupt when another model vies for his camera and bed. A strikingly filmed, penetrating study of ambition, romance and lust set in the world of 1960s fashion photography, All the Sins of Sodom is sexploitation auteur Sarno at the top of his game.

Aspiring poet Barbara moves to Manhattan to jump-start her career and sex life, only to spend her evenings listening to the sounds of her neighbor s vibrator. When her extroverted sister Julie comes to town, Barbara is forced to confront her repressed sexual desires. An early classic by sexploitation director Sarno, Vibrations is classy and sophisticated, beautifully shot, a juicy script, filled with wonderful performances and sexy as hell.

All the Sins of Sodom (1968) / Vibrations (1968) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/All-the-Sins-of-Sodom-and-Vibrations-Blu-ray/dp/B074BNG168?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B074BNG168&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qr_gl25_wvw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYzhUwetSzE
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 15, 2017, 02:28:21 PM
October 24, 2017

James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/CNePmdI.jpg)

From the director of Frankenstein, a group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, and potentially dangerous, Femm family. This well-performed, atmospheric thriller features the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler. Based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J. B. Priestley.

The Old Dark House (1932) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Dark-House-Blu-ray/dp/B074TR63JC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B074TR63JC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


(http://i.imgur.com/8gzEQqB.jpg)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 15, 2017, 06:21:42 PM
August 29, 2017

Frank Tashlin’s Son of Paleface (1952) on blu-ray from Kino

(http://i.imgur.com/jqKsj65.jpg)

Junior Potter returns to claim his father's gold, which is nowhere to be found. "Mike" is the luscious head of a gang of thieves, and Roy Barton is the federal marshal hot on her trail.

Son of Paleface (1952) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071NWDWPY/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)


(http://i.imgur.com/5nqNCwT.jpg)

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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 17, 2017, 05:29:34 PM
October 9, 2017

The Aki Kaurismäki Blu-ray Collection from Artificial Eye (UK). The box set will also contain a 100-page book.

(http://i.imgur.com/64EwII2.jpg)

DISC 1
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
CALAMARI UNION

DISC 2
SHADOWS IN PARADISE
DRIFTING CLOUDS
OO AINA IHMINEN (short film)

DISC 3
HAMLET GOES BUSINESS
LA VIE BOHEME

DISC 4
ARIEL
MATCH FACTORY GIRL
VALIMO

DISC 5
LENINGRAD COWBOYS
LENINGRAD COWBOYS GO AMERICA

DISC 6
TOTAL BALALAIKA SHOW
THESE BOOTS (short film)
THOSE WERE THE DAYS (short film)
THRU THE WIRE (short film)
ROCKY IV (short film)
RICH LITTLE BITCH (short film)
DOGS HAVE NO HELL (short film)

DISC 7
TAKE CARE OF YOU SCARF, TATJANA
JUHA

DISC 8
THE MAN WITHOUT A PAST
LIGHTS IN THE DUSK

DISC 9
LE HAVRE

DISC 10
THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE   

Aki Kaurismäki Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Aki-Kaurismaki-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B074R4KSQB?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B074R4KSQB&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 25, 2017, 05:24:36 PM
2017 TBD

Dario Argento's Suspiria (1977) on blu-ray from Synapse, from a new 4K restoration

(http://i.imgur.com/dZnUDw5.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/n2DcsRx.jpg)

Currently up for pre-order at Synapse Films (https://synapse-films.com/dvds/suspiria-40th-anniversary-limited-edition-steelbook/)

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 26, 2017, 12:08:55 AM
October 23, 2017

Buñuel: The Essential Blu-ray Collection from StudioCanal (UK)

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Diary of a Chambermaid (1964)

The second screen version of Octave Mirbeau's novel (originally filmed in 1946 by Jean Renoir) 'The Diary of a Chambermaid' is another of Bunuel's biting and brilliant attacks on the bourgeoisie. Written by Bunuel and his regular writing partner Jean-Claude Cariere, the film charts the ambitions of Celestine (Jeanne Moreau, 'Jules et Jim'), a woman who comes to work in the Normandy estate occupied by Monsieur Rabour (Jean Ozenne), his daughter (Francoise Lugagne) and the daughter's husband, the right wing Monsaiur Montiel (Michel Piccoli, 'Milou en mai'). Celestine quickly learns that M. Rabour is a more or less harmless boot fetishist, his daughter a frigid woman more concerned with the family furnishings than in returning the affections of her husband, who in turn, can't keep his hands off the servants. Celestine picks her way through this minefield carefully, spurning the advances of all of the men until it's convenient for her.

Charting the rise of 30s Fascisim, Bunuel's film also intelligently considers political, social and sexual positions in relation to the perversity of human desires. Moreau excels as the sharp-witted servant, one of the most fascinating of all Bunuel's proto-feminist heroines.


Belle de Jour (1967)

Synopsis: Undoubtedly Luis Buñuel's most accessible film, Belle de Jour is an elegant and erotic masterpiece that maintains as hypnotic a grip on modern audiences today as it did on its debut over 50 years ago.

Severine is a beautiful young woman married to a doctor. She loves her husband dearly, but cannot bring herself to be physically intimate with him. She indulges instead in vivid, kinky, erotic fantasies to entertain her sexual desires. Eventually she becomes a prostitute, working in a brothel in the afternoons while remaining chaste in her marriage. Stars the incomparable Catherine Deneuve in a career defining role as Severine, the eponymous heroine of the film.


The Milky Way (1969)

In his autobiography "The Last Sigh", Bunuel suggsests that The Milky Way, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeosis and The Phantom of Liberty form a kind of trilogy, or rather a triptych. All three have te same themes, sometimes even thesame grammar, and all evoke the search for truth, aswlee as the necessity of abandoning it as soon as you've found it. Religious pilgrims Pierre (Paul Frnkeur) and Jean (Laurent Terzieff) journey to a shrine in the north of Spain. Their faith is severely tested by some of the irreverent characters they confront in the course of their pilgrimage. Even chance meetings with Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and the Devil are not quite what Pierre and Jean have been prepared for in their religious training.

One of the most challenging and irreverent of the director's later works The Milky Way also continues Bunuel's ongoing disdain of Roman Catholicism. Funnt, intelligent and sardonic, it's availability will be justly celebrated by Bunuel enthusiasts.


Tristana (1970)

Synopsis: Tristana (Catherine Deneuve) is a young devout woman who goes to live with her male guardian after her mother's death. His intentions towards her are clearly more than fatherly, leading to an enforced marriage, but Tristana flees to Madrid when she falls in love with a young artist. Years later, she is afflicted with a life-threatening illness, which, however, does not stop her plotting revenge against the man who had stripped her of her innocence.


The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972)

Synopsis: Luis Buñuel's surrealist satire takes on targets as diverse as South American politics, the upper class and religion. Well-to-do couple the Thévenots (Paul Frankeur and Delphine Seyrig), accompany M. Thévenot's colleague Rafael Acosta (Fernando Rey) and Mme. Thévenot's sister Florence (Bulle Ogier), to the house of Henri and Alice Sénéchal (Jean-Pierre Cassel and Stéphane Audran), who are hosting a dinner party. On arrival, however, Alice explains that she expected them the following evening and has no dinner prepared. Inviting Alice to join them for dinner at a local inn, the party quickly leave when they discover that the manager died a few hours earlier and his former employees are holding a vigil over his corpse, awaiting the coroner. So begins a series of increasingly bizarre episodes and surreal dream sequences as the diners, over the course of the following days, find themselves repeatedly frustrated in their attempts at eating out.


The Phantom of Liberty (1974)

Synopsis: Satirical comedy drama from the master of surrealistic cinema, Luis Buñuel. Variously described as surreal, comic and outrageously ironic, all of which are true, it's main theme is that the bourgeoisie is a dying class, and through their indolence and decadence they are actually destroying themselves, a theme Buñuel focussed on a number of times during his career. Amongst the large cast are a host of familiar names, including; Michel Piccoli (Belle de Jour; We Have a Pope); Monica Vitti (The Red Desert; Modesty Blaise); Jean Rochefort (The Hairdresser's Husband) & Michael Lonsdale (Day of the Jackal).


That Obscure Object of Desire (1977)

Synopsis: Adapted from Pierre Louÿs' 1898 novel 'Le Femme et le Pantin', That Obscure Object of Desire marked Bunuel's final film. Recounted in flashback to a group of railway travellers, the story wryly details the romantic perils of Mathieu (Bunuel favourite Fernando Rey), a wealthy middle-aged French sophisticate who falls desperately in love with his 19-year-old former chambermaid Conchita (Carole Bouquet).

Thus begins a surreal game of sexual cat-and-mouse, with Mathieu obsessively attempting to win the girl's affections as she manipulates his carnal desires, each vying to gain absolute control of the other. Brimming with the subversive wit which characterises Bunuel's finest work, That Obscure Object of Desire takes satiric aim at a decadent, decaying society riddled with political unrest and moral bankruptcy.


Buñuel: The Essential Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bunuel-The-Essential-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B07534L7N4?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07534L7N4&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)



December 4, 2017

Melville: The Essential Blu-ray Collection from StudioCanal (UK)

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Bob Le Flambeur (1956)

Synopsis: Jean-Pierre Melville directs this pre-New Wave classic, chronicling a raid on a Parisian casino. Bob the Gambler (Roger Duchesne) reverts to his old trade as a bank robber after several bad rolls of the dice. However, his plans to rip off a casino are thrown into chaos by an unforeseen murder and the duplicitous scheming of his criminal colleagues.


Léon Morin, Pretre (1961)

Synopsis: The most commercially successful film from Jean-Pierre Melville. Starring Emmanuele Riva and Jean-Paul Belmondo, it is the story of an unfulfilled love affair set against the troubled backdrop of the Occupation.


Le Doulos (1962)

Synopsis: Jean-Pierre Melville writes and directs this French crime thriller starring Jean-Paul Belmondo and Serge Reggiani. After serial burglar Maurice Faugel (Reggiani) is released from his latest stint behind bars, he quickly returns to his criminal ways and plans a robbery with Silien (Belmondo) and Rémy (Philippe Nahon). After murdering an old associate in retaliation for the killing of his former girlfriend, Maurice becomes racked with suspicion and distrust of everyone around him amid rumours that Silien has become a police informant. When Maurice and Rémy carry out a robbery of their own, the police quickly close in on them and Maurice begins to unravel the deadly web of deceit that has formed around him.


Army of Shadows (1969)

Synopsis: French war drama directed by Jean-Pierre Melville and based on the novel by Joseph Kessel. Drawing on the director's own experiences in World War II, the film follows a band of resistance fighters in German-controlled France. As the war continues, the grip of the occupying force tightens, and friendships, loyalty and trust give way to suspicion, secrecy and loss.


Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

Synopsis: A gangster film from Jean-Pierre Melville. Starring Alain Delon as a master thief, Yves Montand as an alcoholic ex-cop and Italian star Gian-Maria Volonté as an escaped criminal, the trio plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery story against impossible odds.


Un Flic (1972)

Synopsis: Jean-Pierre Melville's last film stars Alain Delon as Police Commissioner Coleman who finds himself playing a game of cat and mouse with a gang of thieves after a bank robbery in a small Riviera town goes wrong. The gang is led by Coleman's friend, Simon (Richard Crenna), a night-club owner and whose girlfriend (Catherine Deneuve) is also having an affair with Coleman. The two men find the rivalry between them increasing as the net begins to surround Simon. A stylish European take on the Hollywood storylines of the Seventies.   


Melville: The Essential Blu-ray Collection - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Melville-The-Essential-Collection-Blu-ray/dp/B07534L84W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07534L84W&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 26, 2017, 05:41:06 PM
2017 TBD

Fritz Lang’s The Woman in the Window (1944) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new restoration

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Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) is no criminal... at least, he wasn't until he met "the woman in the window." With his wife and kids out of town, the chaste professor engages in an innocent flirtation with a chance acquaintance (Joan Bennett)... and inadvertently commits a shocking and unspeakable crime! But that's just the beginning of his problems, for as the cunning D.A. (Raymond Massey) - one of Wanley's dearest friends - gets closer and closer to identifying the killer, Wanley finds he's more and more willing to resort to desperate measures to avoid being caught. The Woman In The Window is "a thriller with the logic and plausibility of a nightmare" (Pauline Kael).
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on August 31, 2017, 07:59:36 PM
October 11, 2017

Jean-Pierre Melville’s Quand tu liras cette lettre aka When You Read This Letter (1953) from Gaumont (France), with English subtitles

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Therese is a nun-in-training who returns to "civilian" life to care for her young sister Denise.

When You Read This Letter (1953) - Amazon France (https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B0731RR9B8/ref=sr_1_1_twi_blu_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1504227055&sr=8-1&keywords=Quand+tu+liras+cette+lettre)



October 23, 2017

Sidney Lumet’s Murder on the Orient Express (1974) from StudioCanal (UK)

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Famous detective Hercule Poirot is on the Orient Express, but the train is caught in the snow. When one of the passengers is discovered murdered, Poirot immediately starts investigating.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0ykCP1AYlk

Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on September 05, 2017, 07:14:52 PM
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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 07, 2017, 06:20:57 PM
October 24, 2017

James Whale's The Old Dark House (1932) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group, from a new 4K restoration

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From the director of Frankenstein, a group of stranded travelers stumble upon a strange old house, and find themselves at the mercy of the highly eccentric, and potentially dangerous, Femm family. This well-performed, atmospheric thriller features the first starring horror role for Boris Karloff, as the hulking, disfigured butler. Based on the novel Benighted (1927) by J. B. Priestley.

The Old Dark House (1932) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Old-Dark-House-Blu-ray/dp/B074TR63JC?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-082-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B074TR63JC&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06RuAO980U4
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 08, 2017, 05:36:59 PM
Incredible news...

New Label Arbelos to Bring 4K Restoration of Dennis Hopper's The Last Movie to Blu-ray
via blu-ray.com

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Newly founded boutique label Arbelos has announced that it is set to reveal a brand new 4K restoration of Dennis Hopper's directorial follow-up to Easy Rider, The Last Movie (1971). The label will also release the 4K restoration on Blu-ray in early 2018.

The official press release that announced the arrival of Arbelos also describes the label's future goals:

”Blending both new independent features with 4K restorations of classic and cult films, Arbelos will champion bold and innovative voices, cutting across all genres and eras. The four company founders had previously collaborated at arthouse distributor Cinelicious Pics where they had released new films like Anurag Kashyap's Gangs of Wasseypur and Tim Sutton's Dark Knight along with 4K restorations of Japanese underground anime Belladonna of Sadness, the lost Warren Oates film Private Property and (most recently) Toshio Matsumoto's transgender masterpiece Funeral Parade of Roses."

In addition to new projects, Alrbelos will handle the entire Cinelicious Pics film library of 14 feature films, which included the recent, critically acclaimed, 4K restoration of the late Toshio Matsumoto's Funeral Parade of Roses.

Arbelos was founded by David Marriott, Dennis Bartok, Craig Rogers and Ei Toshinari and Chief Business Development Officer Jonathan Marlow.

Bartok, Marriott and Toshinari left Cinelicious Pics several months ago and began to collaborate with restoration expert Rogers (who worked for parent company Cinelicious Inc.) and Marlow, who acquired a number of Cinelicious Pics releases for the SVOD streaming service Fandor.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EIaodevvDo


and


November 20, 2017

Jacques Rivette's Celine And Julie Go Boating (1974) on blu-ray from BFI (UK)

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Rivette's rarely seen yet biggest commercial hit, is an exhilarating combination of the themes of theatricality, paranoia and la vie parisienne, all wrapped up in an extended and entrancing examination of the nature of filmmaking, and film-watching.

Celine (Juliet Berto), a magician, and Julie (Dominique Labourier), a librarian, meet in Montmartre and wind up sharing the same flat, bed, fiance, clothes, identity and imagination. Soon, thanks to a magic sweet, they find themselves spectators, then participants, in a Henry James-inspired 'film-within-the film', a melodrama unfolding in a mysterious suburban house with the 'Phantom Ladies Over Paris' (Bulle Ogier and Marie-France Pisier), a sinister man (Barbet Shroeder) and his child. The atmosphere, however, is more Lewis Carroll, with Juliet Berto and Dominique Labourier as twin Alices. The four main actresses improvised their own dialogue in collaboration with Rivette and scriptwriter Eduardo de Gregorio.


Celine and Julie Go Boating (1974) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celine-And-Julie-Go-Boating-Blu-ray/dp/B075DHMJH9?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B075DHMJH9&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 08, 2017, 07:36:58 PM
2017 TBD

Toshio Matsumoto’s Funeral Parade of Roses (1969) on blu-ray from Cinelicious Pics

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A loose adaptation of Oedipus Rex set in the underground gay counterculture of 1960s Tokyo. Cross-dressing club-kid Eddie (played by real-life transvestite entertainer extraordinaire Peter, famed for his role as Kyoami the Fool in Akira Kurosawa's Ran) vies with a rival drag-queen for the favours of drug-dealing cabaret-manager Gonda. Passions escalate and blood begins to flow — before all tensions are released in a jolting climax that prefigures by nearly thirty years Tsai Ming-liang's similarly scandalous The River.

An important work of the Japanese New Wave, Funeral Parade of Roses combines elements of arthouse, documentary and experimental cinema. The film was a major influence on Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange (1971).



yeah sorry this just landed on my radar. because it's playing at Cinefamily the end of this month

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EteaHqdX6hU


Blu-ray (http://www.blu-ray.com/news/?id=22047) on November 14th
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 16, 2017, 06:39:53 PM
December 8, 2017

Lech Kowalski’s D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (1980) on blu-ray from High Times Productions

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Documentary chronicaling the rise and fall of the punk movement with rare interview footage of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Also concert and news footage.

D.O.A.: A Right of Passage (1980) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/DOA-Blu-ray/dp/B075DSLWFS?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-081-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B075DSLWFS&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2CbNRVHPM0



November 14, 2017

F.W. Murnau’s The Last Laugh (1924) on blu-ray from Kino, from a new 2K restoration

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One of the crowning achievements of the German expressionist movement, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau's The Last Laugh stars Emil Jannings as an aging doorman whose happiness crumbles when he is relieved of the duties and uniform which had for years been the foundation of his happiness and pride. Through Janning's colossal performance, The Last Laugh becomes more than the plight of a single doorman, but a mournful dramatization of the frustration and anguish of the universal working class.


November 21, 2017

12-Disc Fritz Lang Collection on blu-ray from Kino

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DISC ONE 

THE SPIDERS (Die Spinnen)
1919-1920 Germany 173 Min. Color Tinted
Part One: THE GOLDEN SEA 69 Min.
Part Two: THE DIAMOND SHIP 104 Min.
Music composed and performed by Ben Model


DISC TWO

HARAKIRI
1919 Germany 87 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann

THE WANDERING SHADOW (Das Wandernde Bild)
1920 Germany 67 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann
Note: Both films are sourced from standard definition masters that have been up-converted for Blu-ray release.


DISC THREE

FOUR AROUND THE WOMAN (Kämpfende Herzen / Hearts in Struggle / Vier um die Frau)
1921 Germany 84 Min. Color Tinted
Music by Aljoscha Zimmermann


DISC FOUR

DESTINY (Der müde Tod)
1921 Germany 98 Min. Color Tinted
Music composed by Cornelius Schwehr, performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)

SPECIAL FEATURES
   •   Audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
   •   Restoration demonstration footage
   •   2016 Re-release trailer


DISCS FIVE AND SIX

DR. MABUSE, THE GAMBLER (Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler)
1922 Germany 270 Min. B&W
Music (2001) by Aljoscha Zimmermann

SPECIAL FEATURES:
   •   "The Story Behind Dr. Mabuse," (52 Min.), a three-part documentary exploring the musical score by Aljoscha Zimmermann, the career of novelist Norbert Jacques, and an analysis of the film


DISCS SEVEN AND EIGHT

DIE NIBELUNGEN
1924-1925 Germany Color Tinted


DISC SEVEN: SIEGFRIED 149 Min.


DISC EIGHT: KRIEMHILD'S REVENGE 131 Min.
Original score by Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra

SPECIAL FEATURES:
   •   "The Legacy of the Nibelungen," a 68-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film, by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
   •   Newsreel footage taken on the set


DISC NINE

METROPOLIS
UFA 1927 Germany 148 Min. B&W
Original Score: Gottfried Huppertz
Performed by the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin (RSB)

SPECIAL FEATURES:
   •   "Voyage to Metropolis," a 50-minute documentary on the making and restoration of the film
   •   Interview with Paula Felix-Didier, curator of the Museo del Cine, Buenos Aires, where previously missing footage was discovered


DISC TEN

SPIES (Spione)
1928 Germany 150 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Neil Brand

SPECIAL FEATURES:
   •   "Spies: A Small Film With Lots of Action" (2006, 72 Min.) a documentary by Guido Altendorf and Anke Wilkening
   •   Original German theatrical trailer (5 min.) courtesy of the Austrian Film Museum, Vienna


DISC ELEVEN

WOMAN IN THE MOON (Frau im Mond)
1929 Germany 169 Min. B&W
Piano score (2005) by Javier Pérez de Azpeitia.

SPECIAL FEATURES:
   •   "Woman in the Moon: The First Scientific Science Fiction Film," a documentary on the making of the film (14 Min.)


DISC TWELVE - BONUS DISC

THE PLAGUE OF FLORENCE (Pest in Florenz)
1919 Germany 102 Min. B&W
Directed by Otto Rippert - Screenplay by Fritz Lang
Based on "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allan Poe
Music (2014): Uwe Dierksen.
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 17, 2017, 12:34:53 AM
December 19, 2017

Paddy Chayefsky's The Hospital (1971) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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An over-burdened doctor struggles to find meaning in his life while a murderer stalks the halls of his hospital.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HftRP0NAJYg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftt3SJKmOQA
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 18, 2017, 04:25:39 PM
October 31, 2017

Jerry Schatzberg's Scarecrow (1973) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

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Just out of jail after serving time on an assault rap, Max (Gene Hackman) is headed for Pittsburgh to open a deluxe car wash. Back from five years at sea, Lion (Al Pacino) wants to hit Detroit and visit the child he's never seen. The dreams may not be glorious but you'll want Max and Lion to fulfill them, because Scarecrow, cowinner of the 1973 Cannes Film Festival Grand Prize, has a heart as big as its cross-country journey. Its hard-luck drifters drift permanently into our souls. This is due to teamwork of a high order: The moving performances of Hackman and Pacino, the sensitive direction of Jerry Schatzberg and the glowing landscape cinematography of Vilmos Zsigmond.

Scarecrow (1973) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Scarecrow-Blu-ray-Gene-Hackman/dp/B075TF17FW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1506457676&sr=8-4&keywords=scarecrow+blu-ray)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYZPkHzf48Q
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 20, 2017, 11:08:44 PM
November 14, 2017

Arturo Ripstein’s Time to Die (1966) on blu-ray from Film Movement, from a new 2K restoration

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This classic Mexican neo-western was the first realized screenplay of Nobel Prize winner Gabriel García Márquez and legendary Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes. Under the direction of Mexican auteur Arturo Ripstein, Time to Die tells the story of a former gunman who returns to his town after serving time in prison. He plans to live a quiet life, but the sons of the man he killed have other plans.

Time to Die (1966) -
Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Time-to-Die-Blu-ray/dp/B075QQ24PX?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-000-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B075QQ24PX&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXiZnKXVjJk
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: jenkins on September 21, 2017, 10:43:15 AM
want it
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 21, 2017, 11:37:32 PM
October 17, 2017

Bat Pussy (1973) on blu-ray from The American Genre Film Archive, restored in 2K from the only surviving 16mm theatrical print

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The citizens of Gothum City are under attack by smut filmmakers and only one hero can help! Bat Pussy (Dora Dildo) hangs out in her secret headquarters (aka an outhouse). When her “twat begins to twitch,” warning her of imminent crime, Bat Pussy hops on her Holy Hippity-Hop to foil the grotesque sex schemes of un-happily married couple Buddy and Sam! Considered to be the first porn parody, BAT PUSSY is the no-fi sexploitation messterpiece of your wildest dreams. And also your most horrifying nightmares. The unidentified lunatic filmmakers have never been located, providing further proof that this movie was most likely made by extraterrestrials.

Bat Pussy (1973) - Diabolik DVD (http://www.diabolikdvd.com/product/bat-pussy-agfa-blu-ray/)


NSFW

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39ro-AbBycI
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 22, 2017, 11:05:25 PM
September 25/26, 2017

Ermanno Olmi’s The Legend of the Holy Drinker (1988) on blu-ray from Arrow US & Arrow UK

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The story of a drunken homeless man in Paris, who is lent 200 francs by a stranger as long as he promises to repay it to a local church when he can afford to; the film depicts the man's constant frustrations as he attempts to do so.

The Legend of the Holy Drinker - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/The-Legend-of-the-Holy-Drinker-Blu-ray/dp/B071WTCM4W?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-010-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B071WTCM4W&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER)

The Legend of the Holy Drinker - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Legend-Holy-Drinker-Blu-ray/dp/B072MPK8GS)


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Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on September 26, 2017, 02:14:13 PM
November 24, 2017

Slava Tsukerman’s Liquid Sky (1982) on limited edition blu-ray from Vinegar Syndrome, from a 4K restoration of the original camera negative

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Invisible aliens in a tiny flying saucer come to Earth looking for heroin. They land on top of a New York apartment inhabited by a drug dealer and her female, androgynous, bisexual nymphomaniac lover, a fashion model. The aliens soon find the human pheromones created in the brain during orgasm preferable to heroin, and the model's casual sex partners begin to disappear. This increasingly bizarre scenario is observed by a lonely woman in the building across the street, a German scientist who is following the aliens, and an equally androgynous, drug-addicted male model. (Both models are played by Anne Carlisle, in a dual role.)

Available to pre-order (http://www.VinegarSyndrome.com) for 24 hours on September 28th, starting at noon


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGdzGdTrrr8




December 12/11, 2017

Billy Wilder’s The Apartment (1960) from Arrow US & Arrow UK, from a new 4K restoration

(https://i.imgur.com/olV7kCZ.jpg)

Bud Baxter is a struggling clerk in a huge New York insurance company. He's discovered a quick way to climb the corporate ladder - by lending out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. He often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits and one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

The Apartment (1960) - Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075VVPLFD/dvdbeaver-20/ref=nosim)

The Apartment (1960) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B075VSRQVL/dvdbeaver-21/ref=nosim)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 07, 2017, 03:29:26 AM
October 30, 2017

Otakar Vávra's Witchhammer (1970) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK)

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Otakar Vávra's Witchhammer, co-written by Ester Krumbachová (Daisies, Fruit of Paradise) from Václav Kaplický s 1963 novel, chronicles the series of notorious 17th Century Czech witch trials, undertaken using the infamous Malleus Maleficarum (the Witchhammer of the title), the Catholic treatise on witchcraft which endorses the extermination of witches and developed a detailed legal and theological theory for this purpose. Using genuine court transcripts from the forced confessions of those accused of sorcery and collusion with the Devil, it is a powerful and often shocking allegory of life under totalitarian rule.

With echoes of Bergman and Franti ek Vlá il, and with literary antecedents in Arthur Miller's The Crucible and Aldous Huxley's The Devils of Loudon, it is a disturbing political fable; and like Ken Russell's controversial, expressionistic adaptation of Huxley s text, The Devils (1971) and other films of the period such as Michael Reeves' Witchfinder General (1968) and Michael Armstrong's Mark of the Devil (1970), it serves as both grim genre film and compelling historical drama.


Witchhammer (1970) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Witchhammer-Blu-ray/dp/B07624TC5X?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B07624TC5X&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoHMFZpUSmk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG8tyvjF3fc
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 13, 2017, 06:01:10 PM
December 5, 2017

Jack Clayton’s The Pumpkin Eater (1964) on limited edition blu-ray from Indicator (UK)

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Anne Bancroft delivers a towering performance as a deeply troubled and tormented wife in this sharply observed portrait of a woman – and a marriage – in crisis. Directed by Jack Clayton (Room at the Top, The Innocents), with a screenplay by Harold Pinter (The Birthday Party) based on the acclaimed novel by Penelope Mortimer, this spellbinding film boasts sublime cinematography by the great Oswald Morris (Look Back in Anger, Fragment of Fear), a wonderful score by Georges Delerue (Le Mépris) and outstanding supporting performances from James Mason (The Deadly Affair), Maggie Smith (California Suite) and Yootha Joyce (Fanatic, Fragment of Fear)

The Pumpkin Eater (1964) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Pumpkin-Eater-Blu-ray/dp/B076BJF742?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B076BJF742&m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cC2o5VafmI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I6ZZKcp1Us



February 23, 2018

Joe Sarno’s Deep Throat Part II / Pandora and the Magic Box / A Touch of Genie (1965-1974) on blu-ray from Film Media, restored in 2K from original 35mm film elements (Volume 3 in the Joseph W. Sarno Retrospect series)

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O7-6d_i_LQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K9FF1kBr9g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3B-2a9FHcw


Quote from: blu-ray.com
Film Media has also confirmed that restoration is under way on the films that will make up Volumes 4-11 of the series:

Sarno 04 - Sin in the Suburbs / Confessions of a Young American Housewife

Sarno 05 - Moonlighting Wives / Naked Fog

Sarno 06 - Abigail Lesley is Back in Town / Laura's Toys

Sarno 07 - Daddy Darling / The Indelicate Balance

Sarno 08- Inga / Seduction of Inga

Sarno 09 - Odd Triangle / Desire Under the Palms

Sarno 10 - Swedish Wildcats / Siv and Anne and Sven

Sarno 11 - Butterflies / Bib



December 12, 2017

Stanley Kramer’s Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) on blu-ray from Kino. Previously available from Twilight Time.

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In 1947, four German judges who served on the bench during the Nazi regime face a military tribunal to answer charges of crimes against humanity. Chief Justice Haywood (Spencer Tracy) hears evidence and testimony not only from lead defendant Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) and his defense attorney Hans Rolfe (Maximilian Schell), but also from the widow of a Nazi general (Marlene Dietrich), an idealistic U.S. Army captain (William Shatner) and reluctant witness Irene Wallner (Judy Garland).



December 12, 2017

Stanley Kramer’s Inherit the Wind (1960) on blu-ray from Kino. Previously available from Twilight Time.

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In the 1920s, Tennessee schoolteacher Bertram Cates (Dick York) is put on trial for violating the Butler Act, a state law that prohibits public school teachers from teaching evolution instead of creationism. Drawing intense national attention in the media with writer E. K. Hornbeck (Gene Kelly) reporting, two of the nation's leading lawyers go head to head: Matthew Harrison Brady (Fredric March) for the prosecution, and Henry Drummond (Spencer Tracy) for the defense.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsTniU7j_yw
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 15, 2017, 03:41:05 PM
January 23, 2018

Woody Allen’s Husbands & Wives (1992) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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Gabe (Woody Allen) and his wife, Judy (Mia Farrow), are shocked to discover that their best friends, Sally (Judy Davis) and Jack (Sydney Pollack), are splitting up. Not only did they not see the breakup coming, but it makes them start to question their own relationship. While Gabe flirts with the idea of dating one of his college students (Juliette Lewis), Sally and Jack discover that being single again isn't all its cracked up to be and contemplate getting back together.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zh20PsGiFyk



January 23, 2018

Paul Mazursky’s Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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After returning to Los Angeles from a group therapy session, documentary filmmaker Bob Sanders (Robert Culp) and his wife, Carol (Natalie Wood), find themselves becoming vigilante couples counselors, offering unsolicited advice to their best friends, Ted (Elliott Gould) and Alice Henderson (Dyan Cannon). Not wanting to be rude, the Hendersons play along, but some latent sexual tension among the four soon comes bubbling to the surface, and long-buried desires don't stay buried for long.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LfRyUPgp-c



January 23, 2018

Joseph L. Mankiewicz's Dragonwyck (1946) on blu-ray from Twilight Time

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For Miranda Wells (Gene Tierney), moving to New York to live in Dragonwyck Manor with her rich cousin, Nicholas (Vincent Price), seems like a dream. However, the situation gradually becomes nightmarish. She observes Nicholas' troubled relationship with his tenant farmers, as well as with his daughter (Connie Marshall), to whom Miranda serves as governess. Her relationship with Nicholas intensifies after his wife dies, but his mental imbalance threatens any hope of happiness.



November 27, 2017

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) on blu-ray from Second Sight (UK) in the original 25fps broadcast format. Also includes the new feature-length documentary Fassbinder: To Love Without Demands (2015)

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In late-1920s Berlin, Franz Biberkopf is released from prison and vows to go straight; however he soon finds himself embroiled in the city's criminal underworld.

Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980) - Amazon UK (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Berlin-Alexanderplatz-Blu-Ray-G%C3%BCnter-Lamprecht/dp/B074R3ZMZF/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1508098860&sr=1-1&keywords=berlin+alexanderplatz)
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 16, 2017, 02:39:42 AM
January 12, 2018

Robert Sigl's Laurin (1989) on blu-ray from Bildstoerung (Germany), restored in 2K from the original 35mm negative

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Germany at the beginning of the 20th century. In a small coastal village a boy kills. In agonizing visions, little Laurin (Dora Szinetar) sees the criminal and his gruesome deeds. But how can she put him? Her mother is dead and the father at sea...

Laurin (1989) - Amazon Germany (https://www.amazon.de/Laurin-Blu-ray/dp/B075YLPYNH?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluraycom04-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B075YLPYNH&m=A3JWKAKR8XB7XF)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLk8UbpW468
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 16, 2017, 08:54:50 PM
November 7, 2017

Robert Mulligan’s Summer of ’42 (1971) on blu-ray from Warner Archive

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The sensual, heartwarming and sentimental story of three 15-year-old boys who spend a pleasant but sometimes painful summer vacation in New England. While his friends fumble with girls their own age, one boy finds first love in the arms of Jennifer O'Neill ("Bare Essence"), a young war bride.

Quote
As well as being a commercial success, Summer of '42 also received rave critical reviews. It went on to be nominated for over a dozen awards, including Golden Globe Awards for "Best Motion Picture – Drama" and "Best Director", and five Academy Award nominations for Best Original Music Score, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Writing-Story and Best Screenplay. It counted among its fans Stanley Kubrick, who had the film play on a television in a scene in The Shining.

Summer of '42 (1971) - Amazon (http://day)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK-AgsP0zfY
Title: Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
Post by: wilder on October 17, 2017, 08:57:32 PM
January 2018 TBD

Martin Scorsese's Kundun (1997) on blu-ray from Kino

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The incredible true story of one of the world's most fascinating leaders - Tibet's Dalai Lama - and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MDSzIKNFHWQ



December 12, 2017

Anthony Mann's Raw Deal (1948) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix

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An escaped convict (Dennis O'Keefe) flees with his moll (Claire Trevor) and a social worker (Marsha Hunt) he loves.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mINFj0hSweo