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Reply #510 on: February 17, 2016, 12:06:45 PM
FUCK YEAH finally


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Reply #511 on: February 17, 2016, 03:07:26 PM
2016 TBD

The Claude Chabrol Collection on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group

-Betty (1992)



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)



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)



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.










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Reply #512 on: February 22, 2016, 04:08:30 PM
April 19, 2016

Frank Tashlin's Susan Slept Here (1954) from Warner Archive



Susan Slept Here (1954) - Amazon

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 contains a 12-part biography of Frank Tashlin, spanning his origins as an animator to his turn as a live-action feature director


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Reply #513 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



City of Women (1980) - Amazon




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Reply #514 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



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.








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Reply #515 on: March 01, 2016, 06:30:47 PM
i forgot about this film. it's very very good.


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Reply #516 on: March 03, 2016, 03:17:58 PM
May 16, 2016

Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command (1928) from Masters of Cinema



The Last Command (1928) - Amazon UK


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Reply #517 on: March 04, 2016, 04:03:42 PM
May 24, 2016

Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection (1917-1923) from Kino



Buster Keaton: The Shorts Collection - Amazon



June 20, 2016

Suture (1993) on blu-ray from Arrow UK / June 21, 2016 from Arrow US



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





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Reply #518 on: March 04, 2016, 06:27:39 PM
May 3, 2016

A Kiss Before Dying (1956) from Kino



A Kiss Before Dying (1956) - Amazon


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Reply #519 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



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.






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 in April





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Reply #520 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


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Reply #521 on: March 08, 2016, 02:52:36 PM
July 26, 2016

Deadline - U.S.A. (1952) on blu-ray from Kino



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.'   




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Reply #522 on: March 08, 2016, 11:17:30 PM
April 26, 2016

Roman Polanski's What? (1972) on blu-ray from Severin



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


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Reply #523 on: March 09, 2016, 03:56:34 AM
Available Now

Lizzie (1958) on DVD from Warner Archive



Lizzie (1958) - Amazon

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.




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Reply #524 on: March 09, 2016, 02:12:35 PM

April 19, 2016

i missed it in theaters, i'm legit excited about seeing it (Mike Tyson arrives at 0:56) --