18 March 2009

Lisztomania on DVD, Pasolini and Anger on Blu-ray in the UK

Kino has pushed the date for Amos Gitai's One Day You'll Understand until 11 August, though they've announced Amat Escalante's Los bastardos for 16 June. It looks like Criterion's release of Bergman Island will not be the full-length Swedish version, but the US edit instead. I don't know what's missing from the US cut. And finally, The Weinstein Company announced Wayne Kramer's Crossing Over, with Harrison Ford, Ashley Judd, Ray Liotta and Jim Sturgess, for 3 June.

Here's the semi-annual update of upcoming DVDs/Blu-rays in the UK. The titles in red indicate films not on DVD in the US.

16 March

Black Snake - dir. Russ Meyer - Arrow Films

30 March

Celia - dir. Ann Turner - Secondrun

6 April

The Béla Tarr Collection (which includes Werckmeister Harmonies, Damnation and The Man from London) - Artificial Eye [also available separately]
The Silence of Lorna [Le silence de Lorna] - dir. the Dardenne Brothers - Drakes Avenue

27 April

Cold Prey 2 [Fritt vilt 2] - dir. Mats Stenberg - Momentum
Daisies [Sedmikrasky] - dir. Vera Chytilová - Secondrun
Gardens in Autumn [Jardins en automne] - dir. Otar Iosseliani - Artificial Eye
Julia - dir. Erick Zonca - Artificial Eye
Last of the Crazy People [Le dernier des fous] - dir. Laurent Achard - Peccadillo
Lemon Tree [Etz Limon] - dir. Eran Riklis - Unanimous Pictures
Paris Is Burning - dir. Jennie Livingston - Second Sight
Pier Paolo Pasolini's Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) - BFI - DVD and Blu-ray
Sometimes a Great Notion - dir. Paul Newman - Optimum Releasing

4 May

He Ran All the Way - dir. John Berry - Optimum Releasing
Lisztomania - dir. Ken Russell - Digital Classics
Spring and Port Wine - dir. Peter Hammond - Optimum Releasing
The Young Savages - dir. John Frankenheimer - Optimum Releasing

11 May

6 Films by Takeshi Kitano (Sontaine, Kids Return, Violent Cop, Getting Any?, Boiling Point, A Scene at the Sea) - Second Sight [all are available separately, not in a box]
Life Is a Long Quiet River [La vie est un long fleuve tranquille] - dir. Étienne Chatiliez - Artificial Eye

18 May

Caro Diario - dir. Nanni Moretti - Arrow Films
Lemon Popsicle [Eskimo Limon, aka Going All the Way] - dir. Boaz Davidson - Arrow Films
The Magick Lantern Cycle (Fireworks, Puce Moment, Rabbit's Moon, Eaux d'artifice, The Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome, Scorpio Rising, Kustom Kar Kommandos, Invocation of My Demon Brother, Lucifer Rising) - dir. Kenneth Anger - BFI - DVD and Blu-ray
Parade - dir. Jacques Tati - BFI

25 May

Beautiful Losers - dir. Aaron Rose, Joshua Leonard - Revolver
The Bed Sitting Room - dir. Richard Lester - BFI - DVD and Blu-ray
The Michael Haneke Trilogy (The Seventh Continent, Benny's Video, 71 Fragments of a Chronlogy of Chance) - Artificial Eye
Ordeal by Innocence - dir. Desmond Davis - Optimum Releasing
Pumping Iron - dir. George Butler, Roger Fiore - Lionsgate

1 June

A Christmas Tale [Un conte de Noël] - dir. Arnaud Desplechin - Drakes Avenue

8 June

Before I Forget [Avant que j'oublie] - dir. Jacques Nolot - Peccadillo
The Class [Entre les murs] - dir. Laurent Cantet - Artificial Eye
Milk - dir. Gus Van Sant - Momentum - DVD and Blu-ray
Odette - dir. Herbert Wilcox - Optimum Releasing
Partner - dir. Bernardo Bertolucci - BFI
La vallée - dir. Barbet Schroeder - BFI

22 June

Vicky Cristina Barcelona - dir. Woody Allen - Optimum Releasing - DVD and Blu-ray

29 June

Che [Parts 1 and 2] - dir. Steven Soderbergh - Optimum
Wendy and Lucy - dir. Kelly Reichardt - Soda Pictures

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