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May 16, 2017

Karel Reisz's Who'll Stop the Rain (1978) on blu-ray from Twilight Time



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.



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« Reply #661 on: February 20, 2017, 04:39:28 PM »
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Anthony Mann’s T-Men (1947) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix



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



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



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!

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« Reply #662 on: February 22, 2017, 04:54:37 PM »
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June 27, 2017

John Boorman's Hell in the Pacific (1968) on blu-ray from Kino



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







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, Diabolik DVD, and Ronin Flix.



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

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« Reply #663 on: February 27, 2017, 02:51:22 PM »
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Anthony Mann’s He Walked by Night (1948) on blu-ray from ClassicFlix



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



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



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



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



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.
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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
« Reply #664 on: March 03, 2017, 09:32:49 PM »
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April 25, 2017

Walerian Borowczyk's Blanche (1972) from Olive Films



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



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



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



-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



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



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.

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Re: Random DVD and Blu-ray announcements
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i could only find one trailer

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Haha.






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Floyd Mutrux's Aloha, Bobby And Rose (1975) from Scorpion Releasing. Mutrux also made the underrated Dusty and Sweets McGee (1971)



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.'





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2017 TBD

Vasili Mass' Spider (1991) on blu-ay from Mondo Macabro



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.



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March 20, 2017

Ildikó Enyedi's My 20th Century (1989) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK)



My 20th Century (1989) - Amazon UK

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.




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Josef von Sternberg's Blonde Venus (1932) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)



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













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Michael Anderson’s Conduct Unbecoming (1975) on blu-ray from Scorpion Releasing, from a new HD master



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.







June 12, 2017

Alexander Mackendrick’s Mandy (1952) on blu-ray from StudioCanal (UK)



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



May 30, 2017

Billy Wilder’s One, Two, Three (1961) from Kino



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!

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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



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).

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April 4, 2017

Douglas Sirk’s Interlude (1957) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)



A U.S. newswoman (June Allyson) falls in love with a married symphony composer (Rossano Brazzi) in Munich.

Interlude (1957)- Amazon France






Douglas Sirk’s Magnificent Obsession (1954) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)



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






Douglas Sirk’s Captain Lightfoot (1955) on blu-ray from Elephant Films (France)



An Irish swashbuckler (Rock Hudson) woos a rebel leader's (Jeff Morrow) daughter (Barbara Rush) in 19th-century Ireland.

Captain Lightfoot (1955)- Amazon France



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May 30, 2017

Alfred Hitchcock's The Paradine Case (1947) from Kino



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.



 

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