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Reply #540 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



The lives of heroin addicts who frequent "Needle Park" in New York City.

Pre-order from Screen Archives on June 1st




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Reply #541 on: May 12, 2016, 03:59:27 PM
June 14, 2016

John Byrum's Inserts (1975) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



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 on June 1st


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Reply #542 on: May 12, 2016, 06:52:43 PM
June 7, 2016

John Ford's She Wore A Yellow Ribbon (1949) from Warner Archive



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.






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Reply #543 on: May 16, 2016, 05:02:24 PM
November 8, 2016

I, the Jury (1982) on blu-ray from Kino



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.




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Reply #544 on: May 17, 2016, 05:32:12 PM
June 6, 2016

Jim Clark's Every Home Should Have One (1970) from Network (UK)



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)






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Reply #545 on: May 20, 2016, 04:36:02 PM
Fall 2016 TBD

I Wake Up Screaming (1941) on blu-ray from Kino



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.






August 30, 2016

Fritz Lang's Destiny (1921) from Kino



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.


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Reply #546 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





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?


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Reply #547 on: May 23, 2016, 07:02:32 PM
August 22, 2016

Early Murnau - Five Films (1921-1925) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema



-Schlo▀ Vogel÷d (1921)
-Phantom (1922)
-Der Letzte Mann (1924)
-The Grand Duke's Finances (1924)
-Tartuffe (1925)

Early Murnau - Five Films (1921-1925) - Amazon UK


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Reply #548 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.



An ex-con trying to go straight must face a crazed criminal out for revenge.

Kiss of Death (1947) - Amazon UK




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Reply #549 on: May 24, 2016, 05:43:34 PM
August 23, 2016

Fritz Lang's The Spiders (1919-1920) from Kino



The Spiders (1919-1920) - Amazon


July 11, 2016

Max Ophuls' La Ronde (1950) on blu-ray from Screenbound (UK)



An all-knowing interlocutor guides us through a series of affairs in Vienna, 1900.

La Ronde (1950) - Amazon UK


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Reply #550 on: May 25, 2016, 04:43:56 PM
November 8, 2016

Frank Borzage's Bad Girl (1931) on blu-ray from Kino



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.
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Reply #551 on: May 26, 2016, 05:56:53 PM
August 15, 2016

Luchino Visconti's Conversation Piece (1974) from Masters of Cinema



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




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Reply #552 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



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.


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Reply #553 on: May 31, 2016, 04:02:39 PM
November 15, 2016

Otto Preminger's Daisy Kenyon (1947) on blu-ray from Kino



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.   


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Reply #554 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 box set (OOP)



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


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