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Reply #960 on: June 17, 2021, 01:07:15 AM
for near the whole month people will be receiving their sale orders. some people are upset about not yet receiving their shipping confirmation, understandably

what we have here is a large order



and it's so much, so many movies, a wife arrives to give her blessing



and because yesterday I gave an example of a bad joke (the merits of a movie are somehow related to one's sexual orientation), here is an example of a good joke (it's funny)



and, I'm a fan of this (for some reason), some people will simply post a photo of the box that arrived



some people demonstrate their personality their own way, for example this person says, please notice my foot tattoo



the pjs represent personality, they're fashion emblems and simply, every photo is better with pjs





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Reply #961 on: June 21, 2021, 02:29:24 AM
Baby Rosemary begins with this:




I got LA Wars which I know you did, too, wilder. we both slept on Action USA but whatever. did you Martial Law? I didnít Martial Law and I led the countdown to its sell out. did you Vice Academy? I slept on that and heís maybe like one of those true bad directors they support but it does have a sexual cover so I woulda bought it

Action USA I picked up MVD Visualís release of, and the Vice Academy set I snatched off eBay late last year. I donít know what to say about most of these VS titles because their taste is tastelessness and we all know what we like when we see it. I'm pro-Vice Academy.


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Reply #962 on: June 24, 2021, 08:57:31 PM
idk wtf



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Reply #963 on: June 25, 2021, 01:07:03 PM
Drusilla keeps blessing us, good-golly




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Reply #964 on: July 09, 2021, 04:05:07 PM
very nice blu-ray presentations of King Boxer, The Boxer from Shantung, Five Shaolin Masters, Shaolin Temple, Mighty Peking Man, Challenge of the Masters, Executioners from Shaolin, Chinatown Kid, The Five Venoms, Crippled Avengers, Heroes of the East and Dirty Ho. damn that's sweet. The Boxer from Shantung was the first martial arts movie I saw in a theater, during the LA Film Fest of 2007 (?) at the Billy Wilder Theater



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Reply #965 on: July 22, 2021, 04:58:49 AM
September 20, 2021

Joseph Loseyís The Servant (1963) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Studiocanal (UK)



The Servant depicts the story of Barrett, a seductive and subtle manservant hired by foppish aristocrat Tony to manage his new townhouse. Barrettís awe-inspiring efficiency gives way to a suspicious and insidious control, where the roles of master and servant are subtly reversed.



November 2, 2021

Krzysztof Kieslowskiís Three Colors Trilogy (1993-1994) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Potemkine (France). Will include English subtitles.







October 19, 2021

Steven Soderberghís Sex, Lies, & Videotape (1989) on 4K UHD blu-ray from L'atelier d'images (France)



Ann is trapped in a sexually and emotionally unfulfilled relationship with her husband, John, a successful but unpleasant lawyer who is sleeping with her sister, Cynthia. The underlying tensions in the couple's marriage rise to the surface when Graham, a friend of John's from college who's been drifting for nine years, returns to town and videotapes Cynthia and Ann as they talk about their sexual desires.



September 7, 2021

John Carpenterís The Thing (1982) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Universal



A twelve-man research team stationed in Antarctica finds an alien being that has fallen from the sky and has been buried for over 100,000 years.



October 19, 2021

Jonathan Demmeís The Silence of the Lambs (1991) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Kino



An FBI trainee enlists the help of an infamous Serial killer, to gain insight into the mind of another killer.



2021 TBD

Philip Kaufmanís Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Kino



When strange seeds drift to earth from space, mysterious pods begin to grow and invade San Francisco, California, where they replicate the residents into emotionless automatons one body at a time.



October 12, 2021

Rob Reinerís Misery (1990) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Kino



A successful romance novelist, after being disabled in a car crash, is held captive by a psychotic fan.



October 9, 2021

Wes Cravenís Scream (1996) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Paramount



A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.



September 14, 2021

Frank Darabontís The Shawshank Redemption (1994) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Warner Bros.



Framed for the double murder of his wife and her lover, banker Andy Dufresne begins a new life at the Shawshank prison, where he puts his accounting skills to work for an amoral warden. During his tenure in prison, Dufresne becomes admired by the other inmates, ultimately befriending another prisoner named Red during the process.



July 8, 2021

Bernardo Bertolucciís The Dreamers (2003) on blu-ray from Koch Media (Germany). Includes English subtitles.



A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.



August 24, 2021

Sidney Lumetís Prince of the City (1981) on blu-ray from Warner Archive



New York police officer Daniel Ciello (Treat Williams) is not a perfect cop. When Rick Cappalino (Norman Parker) from the U.S. Justice Department approaches him with a personal request to investigate police corruption, Ciello agrees -- provided he is not forced to turn in his fellow crooked cops. But as he delves deeper into the underbelly of drug crime, he realizes that it may be impossible to keep his promises. He will have to bring his friends down, or he'll end up going down himself.



October 26, 2021

Robert Aldrichís The Last Sunset (1961) on blu-ray from Kino, from a 2K restoration



Western justice takes a dark turn in The Last Sunset, as American lawman Dana Stribling (Hudson) enters Mexico with one mission: to hunt down the infamous Brendan O'Malley (Douglas), who killed his brother-in-law. He finds his culprit working for a wealthy cattleman (Cotten) and arranging a herd to cross the border. Unable to serve his warrant, Stribling signs on as a trail boss, warning O'Malley of his intentions once they reach Texas. The two slo




Late 2021

Josef Von Sternbergís Jet Pilot (1957) on blu-ray from Kino



Air Force Colonel is tasked to escort a defecting Soviet pilot who is scheming to lure him to the USSR.



November 9, 2021

Stuart Gordon and David Mametís Edmond (2005) on blu-ray from MVD Visual



Seemingly mild-mannered businessman Edmond Burke (William H. Macy) visits a fortuneteller and hears a remark that spurs him to leave his wife abruptly and seek what is missing from his life. Encounters with strangers and unsavory people weaken the barriers encompassing his long-suppressed rage, until Edmond explodes in violence.



September 28, 2021

Ridley Scottís Legend (1985) on blu-ray from Arrow



A young man must stop the Lord of Darkness from both destroying daylight and marrying the woman he loves.


The reasoning behind the lack of a 4K UHD release:

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So, the big controversy from todayís @ArrowFilmsVideo announcement: no 4K UHD for Legend. As I hinted a few weeks ago, there are sound reasons for this, and Iím going to try and explain why in this thread.

Obviously we wanted to, and itís not Universal stopping us (they have no plans either AFAIK). Itís a visually stunning film and I understand peopleís dismay when Alien and Blade Runner are both on UHD and they want Legend to sit alongside those. Believe me, I get it. But...

Itís important to understand Legendís post-production and release history and the materials issues relating to it, which is much more complex and fraught than Alien or even Blade Runner, both of which have enjoyed multi-million dollar restoration projects by Fox and Warner.

Reputation is an important factor too. Alien and Blade Runner are undisputed classics, one an instant franchise-spawning hit and the other a hard-earned unlikely triumph. Legend has still never quite enjoyed that level of respect, as much as we may love it.

There are three versions of the film (not counting TV edits): the 113-min Directorís Cut, restored by Universal in 2002 (SD) and 2011 (HD); the 93-min International cut, released outside the US by Fox; and the 90-min cut with Tangerine Dream score released in the US by Universal.

The Directorís Cut was restored from one of only two surviving 35mm answer prints, with additional post-production by Universal. There is no better quality source for this version, certainly not a negative. So why not scan the answer print in 4K? I mean, go big or go home right?

These are Scottís notes from the 2011 Blu-ray explaining the inherent quality issues on the Directorís Cut master. He sums it up well; even though an answer print is often struck direct from the negative, there is significant generational quality loss that cannot be reversed.



In addition, the answer prints do not wholly represent what is in the Directorís Cut HD master; they contain unfinished effects and other issues that would need to be corrected all over again in 4K.

Universal spent a lot of money in 2011 getting the Directorís Cut to look as good as it does in HD, but make no mistake: its imperfections would be utterly naked in 4K, and the diminished dynamic range would make HDR a moot point.

Some wise aleck might be piping up with one of the rare examples to prove me wrong. ďWhat about the Cannes cut of Dawn of the Dead, restored in 4K HDR from a CRI!Ē True, but the Cannes cut is a curio, not Romeroís preferred cut that most people would reach for before any other.

The negative of Legend is conformed to the 93-min International Cut... and hereís where things get tricky. The negative is owned by Universal, thereís even a Universal copyright at the end... but Fox/Disney own distribution rights to that particular version of the film.

We went ahead and did a 4K scan of the negative anyway, knowing we could still put it to some use and hoping that we might be able to pull off a miracle and clear a US/UK edition with all three cuts, which might make UHD a little more feasible logistically and financially.

We tried very, very hard to make headway with Fox on clearance to include the International Cut as an extra, but no dice. Ever notice that the International Cutís never been released in the US, nor the US cut in the UK? You need both to sign it off and we couldnít make it happen.

You may ask, ďWhy not use the negative to make the Directorís Cut look even better? Itís only 20 mins shorter, right?Ē In fact, there are so many tiny cuts and minute differences throughout that less than an hour of negative material could be used in a Directorís Cut restoration.

So even if we used our 4K negative scans to upgrade portions of the Directorís and US cuts, what does that leave us on UHD? Two compromised, Frankenstein masters that would inevitably fall short of peopleís high expectations, no matter what we did.

Make no mistake, if Arrow does a new 4K master, whether itís Tremors or King of New York or Donnie Darko, and spend as much as we do on restoration, UHD authoring etc, we want it to be a massive improvement. Legend in this form would not qualify.

So hereís the deal: the Arrow Blu-Ray, in addition to awesome new extras, has both Directorís and US cuts in the best quality theyíve ever been seen in. Itís still a stonking upgrade, thanks in no small part to those neg scans of the one cut thatís unfortunately missing.



2022 TBD

Bruno Dumontís Twentynine Palms (2003) on blu-ray from Fractured Visions (UK)



David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of Twentynine Palms and spend their days in their sport-utility vehicle, discovering the Joshua Tree Desert, and losing themselves on nameless roads and trails. Frantically making love all the time and almost everywhere, they regularly fight, then kiss and make up, with little else going on in their empty relationship and quite ordinary daily life--until something horrible and hideous brutally puts an end to their trip.



September 6, 2021

Edward Dmytrykís Walk on the Wild Side (1962) on blu-ray from Arrow (UK)



Jane Fonda, Laurence Harvey, Barbara Stanwyck and Capucine give exceptional performances in this lurid drama of love and lust set in New Orleans during the thirties. The story centers around Dove Linkhorn (Harvey), a down-to-earth, good-natured man who trainhops from Texas to Louisiana with runaway Kitty Twist (Fonda) in search of his love Hallie (Capucine). Once in New Orleans, Dove makes a monumental effort to find Hallie, a sophisticated, soft-spoken artist, but is devastated to learn that she has been reduced to working the "Doll House," a high-society brothel run by ruthless madam Jo Courtney (Stanwyck). When Dove tries to take Hallie away from the "Doll House," he finds himself fighting for his life against brothel thugs and the jealous Jo, who wants Hallie for herself.

Jan 10  Walk on the Wild Side is coming to the channel. thatís the most successful screenplay accomplishment of John Fante and itís southern melodrama (which i like)



September 20, 2021

Nicholas Rayís Johnny Guitar (1954) on blu-ray from Masters of Cinema (UK)



Vienna has built a saloon outside of town, and she hopes to build her own town once the railroad is put through, but the townsfolk want her gone.





September 27, 2021

Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger's One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1942)  on blu-ray from BFI (UK)



Shot down over occupied Holland, the crew of a Wellington bomber must navigate their way to safety through enemy territory.



September 13, 2021

Joseph Loseyís Mr. Klein (1976) on blu-ray from Studiocanal (UK), also coming from Criterion in December.



In Nazi-occupied Paris, the immoral art dealer, Robert Klein, leads a life of luxury, until a copy of a Jewish newspaper brings him to the attention of the police, linking him with a mysterious doppelgšnger. Will Mr Klein clear his name?



August 4, 2021

Edward Dmytrykís The Sniper (1952) on blu-ray from Imprint (Australia). Also available in Indicatorís box set. For now this is the only standalone release.



A sniper kills young brunettes as the police attempt to grapple with the psychology of the unknown assailant.





September 9, 2021

Andrew Dominikís Chopper (2000) on blu-ray from Madman (Australia)



Chopper tells the intense story of Mark "Chopper" Read, a legendary criminal who wrote his autobiography while serving a jail sentence in prison. His book, "From the Inside", upon which the film is based, was a best-seller.


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Reply #966 on: July 30, 2021, 07:47:54 PM
September 21, 2021

Stanley Kubrickís A Clockwork Orange (1971) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Warner Bros.



Urban thugs run wild and new methods of crime deterrence are being explored. Career gang member Alex is nabbed by the police and offered the chance to a commuted sentence if he undergoes a kind of surgical therapy. One where his brain does not allow him to execute his violent urges.



2021 TBD

William Friedkinís To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) on 4K UHD blu-ray from Kino



When his partner is murdered just days before retirement, Secret Service Agent begins an obsessive hunt for the killer counterfeiter and all-round psychopath.



November 2, 2021

RomŠn ViŮoly Barretoís La bestia debe morir aka The Beast Must Die (1952) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley



A long-lost treasure of Argentine noir rediscovered! Thanks to the efforts of the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film & Television Archive, director RomŠn ViŮoly Barreto's compelling 1952 thriller has been rescued and restored to its original brilliance.

Mystery writer Felix Lane, (legendary Spanish actor Narciso IbŠŮez Menta), suffers a tragic loss; his nine-year-old son is killed in a hit-and-run car accident. Desperate for vengeance, Lane bypasses the authorities, adopts a new identity, and begins looking for clues that will lead him to the culprit. The suspense reaches hair-raising levels as Felix's vendetta leads him to infiltrate an affluent family rife with its own intrigues. But who among this highly suspect bunch is the killer? And will Felix follow his mission to its bitter end? Based on Cecil Day-Lewis' influential 1936 novel The Beast Must Die (written as Nicholas Blake), ViŮoly Barreto's film is a stunning adaptation of one of the true landmarks of crime fiction and psychological suspense.

Flicker Alley is honored to present this world-premiere Blu-ray disc edition of the superb The Beast Must Die (La bestia debe morir), a heretofore virtually unknown addition to the canon of classic international noir. This landmark release, gorgeously restored, was achieved through the dedicated efforts of the Film Noir Foundation and UCLA Film and Television Archive, with special thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust.




November 2, 2021

Fernando Ayalaís Los Tallos Amargos aka The Bitter Stems (1956) on blu-ray from Flicker Alley



This rarely seen 1956 film was lauded in its day but only recently rediscovered, hidden away in a private collector's home outside Buenos Aires. Thanks to the diligent efforts of the Film Noir Foundation and Argentine cinephile Fernando MartŪn PeŮa, a gorgeous new print of The Bitter Stems (Los tallos amargos) was created, by the UCLA Film & Television Archive, from the reconditioned original negative, now presented in its first ever home video releaseĖwith special thanks to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Charitable Trust.

Alfredo Gasper, a dissatisfied Buenos Aires newspaperman (Carlos Cores), partners with Paar Liudas, a clever Hungarian refugee (Vassili Lambrinos) who needs money to bring his family from Argentina. Together they create a bogus correspondence school, exploiting the hopes of would-be journalists. As their scheme succeeds beyond their wildest dreams, a mystery woman from Liudas' past sparks Gasper's suspicion: his charming colleague may be playing him for a sucker. Soon Gasper finds himself plotting the perfect crime Ė but fate has many twists in store.

This adaptation of journalist Adolfo Jasca's award winning novel was acclaimed upon its release, earning top prizes in 1957 from the Argentine critics association for Best Picture, with Fernando Ayala named Best Director. American Cinematographer magazine listed Los Tallos Amargos #49 on its roster of the 100 Best Photographed Films of All-Time. The innovative and evocative score, combining elements of tango, jazz, and classical music, is one of the first film scores by legendary composer Astor Piazolla. After more than 60 years in darkness, The Bitter Stems (Los tallos amargos) is finally restored and ready for rediscovery.




Late 2021

Raphael D. Silverís On the Yard (1985) on blu-ray from Cohen Media Group



Landing himself in a state penitentiary, Juleson (John Heard), a con artist, fails to adjust to the intricate social order of the prison system. Juleson's independent way of thinking does little to impress his fellow inmates and runs him afoul of Chilly (Thomas Waites), the leader of one of the most powerful gangs in the prison. Facing a group of cold-blooded killers on his own, Juleson discovers firsthand what individualism can bring to a loner behind bars.





October 26, 2021

George Abbotís The Cheat (1931) on blu-ray from Kino



Temptation meets its match in The Cheat, a scandalous Pre-Code classic starring Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat). Elsa Carlyle (Bankhead) is an impulsive and charismatic gambler who has fallen on hard times and owes a large sum of money. A wealthy playboy (Irving Pichel, The Story of Temple Drake) promises to help her but his price may be more than Elsa is prepared to give. When her devoted husband (Harvey Stephens, Beau Geste) takes the fall for her passions, Elsaís loyalties are put to the test. Directed by legendary Broadway and Hollywood ace George Abbott (Damn Yankees) during the most decadent era in motion picture history, this daring story explores a woman whose addictions lead her on a path of danger and discovery.



October 26, 2021

Marion Geringís Devil and the Deep (1932) on blu-ray from Kino



Screen legends Tallulah Bankhead (Lifeboat), Gary Cooper (Beau Geste), Charles Laughton (The Sign of the Cross) and Cary Grant (Hot Saturday) ignite the screen in Devil and the Deep. Grant, in his first major supporting role for Paramount studios, plays a lieutenant whose commanding officer (Laughton) suspects him of seducing his wife (Bankhead) when the real threat is another officer (Cooper). This sultry Pre-Code melodrama serves up a deadly love triangle with a thrilling climax set aboard a submarine that is trapped at the bottom of the sea. Directed by Marion Gering (Madame Butterfly) and featuring the stunning cinematography of Charles Lang (A Farewell to Arms), this offers a rare opportunity to see four screen legends together at the beginnings of their film careers.



October 26, 2021

Alexander Hallís The Torch Singer (1933) on blu-ray from Kino



One of the most popular and versatile actresses of all time, Claudette Colbert (Four Frightened People, It Happened One Night, Bluebeardís Eighth Wife) dazzles audiences in the Pre-Code musical drama Torch Singer. When Sally Trent (Colbert) can no longer support her illegitimate child, she puts her daughter up for adoption and pursues a career as a torch singer. Under the name Mimi Benton, she soon climbs to fame as a sexy nightclub singer and attempts to find her daughter through a childrenís radio show. Featuring rare performances of Colbert singing, this emotionally charged classic from directors Alexander Hall (Goiní to Town) and George Somnes (Midnight Club) showcases the truly great talent of its star. Co-starring Ricardo Cortez (The Maltese Falcon) and David Manners (Dracula).



October 26, 2021

William A. Selterís Hot Saturday (1932) on blu-ray from Kino



Cary Grant (The Eagle and the Hawk), Nancy Carroll (The Kiss Before the Mirror) and Randolph Scott (Supernatural) star in the Pre-Code scorcher Hot Saturday about small-town gossip that leads to enormous damage. When a wealthy city man, Romer Sheffield (Grant), hosts a party at his summer lake house, a rumor soon starts that Ruth (Carroll), a lovely small-town girl, spent the night with him. As Ruth seeks someone who will believe her innocence, the scandal rocks her community, forcing the girl to make a desperate decision that will change her life forever. They call her ďbadĒóand she tries to live up to itóin this classic from director William A. Seiter (A Lady Takes a Chance).



August 30, 2021

Zbynek Brynychís A pŠtż jezdec je Strach aka The Fifth Horseman is Fear (1965) on blu-ray from Second Run (UK)



A Jewish physician in Nazi-occupied Prague is compelled to work cataloguing the homes and possessions of his countrymen as they are displaced to designated ghettos. When he helps an injured resistance fighter, he is plunged into a moral and ethical dilemma, and begins a nightmarish odyssey to help save the man.

Focusing on the intense anxiety, paranoia and terror prevalent in a fascist state, Zbyněk Brynych's The Fifth Horseman is Fear subverts its historical context, creating an expressionistic, thinly disguised allegory about communist Czechoslovakia Ė or indeed living under any totalitarian system - that is richly atmospheric and frighteningly real.




October 11, 2021

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection Vol. 1 on blu-ray from Arrow (UK).



His debut feature Love is Colder Than Death (1969) is a playful but cynical crime picture, inspired by the nouvelle vague. Katzelmacher (1969) depicts the dynamics of a group of young layabout friends, which are radically altered by the arrival of an immigrant worker in their community. Beware of a Holy Whore (1971) pulls the curtain on the backstage dramas of the cast and crew of a film shoot as they wait in a Spanish seaside hotel for the arrival of funds to continue their production. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) portrays the downfall of a beleaguered fruit seller in 1950s Munich as he struggles to keep his family, body and soul together.

Originally written and produced as a stage play, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) focuses on the loves, losses and lamentations of the titular Petra, a successful fashion designer with two marriages behind her and an estranged daughter. The Ulli Lommel-directed Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) sees Fassbinder adopting the role of producer in a bleak tale based on the German serial killer Fritz Haarmann, memorably played by Fassbinder regular Kurt Raab, who also wrote the screenplay.


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Reply #967 on: July 30, 2021, 08:17:44 PM
within this week three of those movies arrived my way through this box set that was gifted to me. I already posted about murder at the vanities


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Reply #968 on: July 30, 2021, 08:29:15 PM
Nice. Also bodes well for the rest of the set being upgraded.


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Reply #969 on: July 30, 2021, 08:37:01 PM

October 11, 2021

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection Vol. 1 on blu-ray from Arrow (UK).



His debut feature Love is Colder Than Death (1969) is a playful but cynical crime picture, inspired by the nouvelle vague. Katzelmacher (1969) depicts the dynamics of a group of young layabout friends, which are radically altered by the arrival of an immigrant worker in their community. Beware of a Holy Whore (1971) pulls the curtain on the backstage dramas of the cast and crew of a film shoot as they wait in a Spanish seaside hotel for the arrival of funds to continue their production. The Merchant of Four Seasons (1971) portrays the downfall of a beleaguered fruit seller in 1950s Munich as he struggles to keep his family, body and soul together.

Originally written and produced as a stage play, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972) focuses on the loves, losses and lamentations of the titular Petra, a successful fashion designer with two marriages behind her and an estranged daughter. The Ulli Lommel-directed Tenderness of the Wolves (1973) sees Fassbinder adopting the role of producer in a bleak tale based on the German serial killer Fritz Haarmann, memorably played by Fassbinder regular Kurt Raab, who also wrote the screenplay.


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"I was blessed with near carte blanche by the team at Arrow to represent the films of RWF in a new light. The first step was to highlight each film in his diverse filmography on their own terms, starting with his neuvelle vague tinged noir debut - LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH"


"and then immediately followed by a more personal film for RWF, KATZELMACHER, tells the story of an immigrant on the fringe of society, setting the blueprint for themes that would carry through his career. You now have the option of alternate artwork for each film on the same disc"


"Beware of a Holy Whore launched Fassbinder into an all new arena in international film. Inspired by the making of his film Whity, his stock company is joined by Lou Castel and Eddie Constantine in the most nihilistic film about film ever. Like 8 1/2 with teeth (and Leonard Cohen)"


"The most important and fertile period of RWFís career begins with the Merchant of Four Seasons! Recontextualizing the hollywood melodrama for postwar germany, this Sirkian tale of a fruit vendor at odds with his family and self is as emotionally raw as it is gorgeous."


"And now for my favorite film in the set....the staggering sapphic beauty and pain that is THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT. Doing artwork for this was one of the most daunting challenges of my entire career. Few films mean this much to me. Margit Carstensen is god."


"Finishing off the first set is Ulli Lommellís take on the true case that inspired Langís M, produced by RWF and featuring his iconic stable of actors. Twins of Evil did a stellar cover for the previous release that I couldnít compete with, had to do something a bit left field."