19 May 2009

The Big Region 2 Update for the UK

And now I present you with the UK DVD/Blu-ray update. I would also like to refer you to my previous two posts about UK discs this year (here and here) as I tried not to repeat any of those. The code is as follows: Not available or announced for the US as of today. Also available on Blu-ray. All are subject to delays or cancellations, and the Blu-ray only releases are at the bottom. Now onto better things...

* Entranced Earth [Terra em Transe] - d. Glauber Rocha - 23 February - Mr. Bongo Films
* Das Experiment [The Experiment] - d. Oliver Hirschbiegel - 4 May - in2film - w. Mortiz Bleibtreu
* Año uña [Year of the Nail] - d. Jónas Cuarón - 11 May - Unanimous Pictures
* A Letter to True - d. Bruce Weber - 11 May - Metrodome - w. Weber, Julie Christie, Marianne Faithfull
* Broken Noses - d. Bruce Weber - 11 May - Metrodome
* Chicken Ranch - d. Nick Broomfield - 18 May - in2film
* How to Be - d. Oliver Irving - 18 May - Network - w. Robert Pattinson,
* Central Bazaar - d. Stephen Dwoskin - 25 May - BFI

* The Last of the Crazy People [Le dernier des fous] - d. Laurent Achard - 25 May - Peccadillo Pictures
* High Hopes - d. Mike Leigh - 25 May - in2film
* Evergreen - d. Victor Saville - 25 May - Network
* There Goes the Bride - d. Albert de Courville - 25 May - Network
* The State of Things [Der Stand der Dinge] - d. Wim Wenders - 25 May - Axiom - w. Patrick Bauchau, Viva, Samuel Fuller, Roger Corman
* Tokyo! - d. Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho, Michel Gondry - 25 May - Optimum Releasing - w. Denis Lavant, Sohee Park
* Martyrs - d. Pascal Laugier - 25 May - Optimum Releasing - w. Mylène Jampanï, Morgane Alaoui, Catherine Bégin - also on Blu-ray
* Boccaccio '70 - d. Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti - 1 June - Mr. Bongo Films - w. Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider

* Marriage Italian Style [Matrimonio all'italiana] - d. Vittorio De Sica - 1 June - Mr. Bongo Films - w. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
* Goto, l'île d'amour - d. Walerian Borowczyk - 1 June - Nouveaux Pictures
* Nightwatch [Nattevagten] - d. Ole Bornedal - 8 June - in2film - w. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
* The List of Adrian Messenger - d. John Huston - 8 June - in2film - w. Robert Mitchum, Burt Lancaster, Frank Sinatra, Tony Curtis, Kirk Douglas, George C. Scott
* Last House on the Left - d. Wes Craven - 8 June - in2film
* 800 Bullets [800 balas] - d. Álex de la Iglesia - 8 June - in2film - w. Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela
* Drifting Flowers - d. Zero Chou - 8 June - TLA Releasing
* Dead Girl - d. Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel - 8 June - Metrodome

* James' Journey [James' Journey to Jerusalem] - d. Ra'anan Alexandrowicz - 8 June - HB Films
* Viy [Spirit of Evil] - d. Georgi Kropachyov, Aleksandr Ptushko, Konstantin Yershov - 8 June - HB Films
* Être et avoir [To Be and to Have] - d. Nicolas Phillibert - 8 June - Artificial Eye
* Freefall - d. Dominic Savage - 8 June - BBC Films - w. Aidan Gillen
* Aria - d. Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, Bill Bryden, Jean-Luc Godard, Derek Jarman, Franc Roddam, Nicolas Roeg, Ken Russell, Charles Sturridge, Julien Temple - 15 June - Second Sight - w. Elizabeth Hurley, Theresa Russell, Bridget Fonda, Beverly D'Angelo, Tilda Swinton, John Hurt
* Anvil! The Story of Anvil - d. Sacha Gervasi - 15 June - Universal - also on Blu-ray
* In the City of Sylvia [Dans la ville de Sylvia / En la ciudad de Sylvia] - d. José Luis Guerín - 22 June - Axiom - w. Pilar López de Ayala
* This Filthy Earth - d. Andrew Kotting - 22 June - BFI

* Brief Encounter - d. Alan Bridges - 22 June - Network - w. Richard Burton, Sophia Loren
* Anchoress - d. Chris Newby - 22 June - BFI
* Franklyn - d. Gerald McMorrow - 22 June - Contender - w. Eva Green, Sam Riley, Ryan Phillippe
* Nine Men - d. Harry Watt - 22 June - Optimum Releasing
* A Hill in Korea [Hell in Korea] - d. Julian Amyes - 22 June - Optimum Releasing
* Love and Honour - d. Yôji Yamada - 22 June - ICA Projects
* Campbell's Kingdom - d. Ralph Thomas - 22 June - Network - w. Dirk Bogarde
* Wonderful Town - d. Aditya Assarat - 29 June - Soda Pictures

* The Red Shoes - d. Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger - 29 June - ITV - also on Blu-ray
* Thief - d. Michael Mann - 29 June - Optimum Releasing - w. James Caan, Tuesday Weld
* Rachel Getting Married - d. Jonathan Demme - 29 June - Sony - w. Anne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt - also on Blu-ray
* Flame & Citron [Flammen & Citronen] - d. Ole Christian Madsen - 29 June - Metrodome - w. Mads Mikkelsen
* The Coffin Joe Trilogy [At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul / This Night I'll Possess Your Corpse / Awakening of the Beast] - d. José Mojica Marins - 6 July - Anchor Bay
* Lisbon Story - d. Wim Wenders - 6 July - Axiom - w. Rüdiger Volger, Patrick Bauchau
* The Scarlet Tunic - d. Stuart St. Paul - 6 July - Bluebell Films - w. Simon Callow, Jean-Marc Barr
* The Innocent Sleep - d. Scott Michell - 6 July - Bluebell Films - w. Annabella Sciorra, Michael Gambon, Rupert Graves, John Hannah

* Blind Loves [Slepe lásky] - d. Juraj Lehotsky - 6 July - ICA Projects
* Meatball Machine - d. Yudai Yamaguchi, Jun'ichi Yamamoto - 6 July - 4Digital Asia
* Bronson - d. Nicolas Winding Refn - 6 July - Vertigo Films - w. Tom Hardy - also on Blu-ray
* Glass: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts - d. Scott Hicks - 6 July - Drakes Avenue
* Little Ashes - d. Paul Morrison - 6 July - Spirit Entertainment - w. Robert Pattinson
* Dream Boy - d. James Bolton - 6 July - Peccadillo Pictures
* Three Monkeys [Üç maymun] - d. Nuri Bilge Ceylan - 6 July - Drakes Avenue
* The Young Victoria - d. Jean-Marc Vallée - 13 July - Momentum - w. Emily Blunt, Jim Broadbent, Paul Bettany, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Friend - also on Blu-ray

* Brute Force - d. Jules Dassin - 13 July - Arrow Films - w. Burt Lancaster
* Separation - d. Jack Bond - 13 July - BFI - w. Jane Arden - also on Blu-ray
* The Other Side of Underneath - d. Jane Arden - 13 July - BFI - also on Blu-ray
* Anti-Clock - d. Jane Arden, Jack Bond - 13 July - BFI - also on Blu-ray
* High Art - d. Lisa Cholodenko - 13 July - TLA Releasing - w. Ally Sheedy, Radha Mitchell, Patricia Clarkson
* Diminished Capacity - d. Terry Kinney - 20 July - Paramount - w. Matthew Broderick, Virginia Madsen, Alan Alda
* Pedro - d. Nick Oceano - 20 July - Metrodome
* Diary for My Children [Napló gyermekeimnek] - d. Márta Mészáros - 20 July - Second Run

* Manolete - d. Menno Meyjes - 20 July - Metrodome - w. Adrien Brody, Penélope Cruz
* Robert Mitchum Collection [El Dorado / Track of the Cat / Five Card Stud] - d. Howard Hawks / William A. Wellman / Henry Hathaway - Paramount
* The Hal Hartley Collection [Trust / Henry Fool / The Girl from Monday] - d. Hal Hartley - 27 July - Artificial Eye - w. Martin Donovan, Adrienne Shelley, James Urbaniak, Parker Posey, Thomas Jay Ryan - available individually or as a set
* Hear My Song - d. Peter Chelsom - 27 July - Film4
* Modern Life [Profils paysans: La vie moderne] - d. Raymond Depardon - 27 July - Soda Pictures
* Il divo - d. Paolo Sorrentino - 27 July - Artificial Eye - w. Toni Servillo
* Gerry - d. Gus Van Sant - 27 July - Film4 - w. Matt Damon, Casey Affleck
* Close My Eyes - d. Stephen Poliakoff - 27 July - Film4 - w. Alan Rickman, Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves

* Comrades - d. Bill Douglas - 27 July - BFI - w. Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, Keith Allen, Imelda Staunton - also on Blu-ray
* Penny Points to Paradise / Let's Go Crazy - d. Anthony Young / Alan Cullimore - 27 July - BFI - w. Peter Sellers - also on Blu-ray
* Let the Right One In [Låt den rätte komma in] - d. Tomas Alfredson - 3 August - Momentum
* The Damned United - d. Tom Hooper - 3 August - Sony - also on Blu-ray
* O' Horten - d. Bent Hamer - 10 August - Artificial Eye
* Streets of Blood - d. Charles Winkler - 10 August - Momentum - w. Sharon Stone, 50 Cent, Val Kilmer
* Hannie Caulder - d. Burt Kennedy - 24 August - Odeon - w. Raquel Welch, Ernest Borgnine, Christopher Lee

* Shifty - d. Eran Creevy - 24 August - Metrodome
* Gimme Shelter - d. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Charlotte Zwerin - 1 September - Warner
* Fifty Dead Men Walking - d. Kari Skogland - 7 September - Metrodome - w. Ben Kingsley, Jim Sturgess, Natalie Press, Rose McGowan
* Presque rien [Come Undone / Almost Nothing] - d. Sébastien Lifshitz - 28 September - Peccadillo Pictures - w. Jérémie Elkaïm, Stéphane Rideau, Dominique Reymond
* Not Forgotten - d. Dror Soref - 28 September - Anchor Bay - w. Paz Vega, Simon Baker - also on Blu-ray
* Ip Man - d. Wilson Yip - 26 October - Shadowbox - w. Donnie Yen, Simon Yam - also on Blu-ray
* Greek Pete - d. Andrew Haigh - 26 October - Peccadillo Pictures

Blu-ray only releases

* The Italian Job - d. Peter Collinson - 15 June - Paramount - w. Michael Caine
* Withnail and I - d. Bruce Robinson - 15 June - Anchor Bay - w. Richard E. Grant
* The Motorcycle Diaries [Diarios de motocicleta] - d. Walter Salles - June 15 - Film4 - w. Gael García Bernal
* East Is East - d. Damien O'Donnell - 15 June - Film4
* The Long Good Friday - d. John Mackenzie - 15 June - Anchor Bay - w. Bob Hoskins, Helen Mirren
* In the Shadow of the Moon - d. David Sington - 15 June - Film4

* Hellraiser - d. Clive Barker - 15 June - Anchor Bay
* Junebug - d. Phil Morrison - 22 June - Eureka - w. Embeth Davidtz, Amy Adams, Alessandra Nivola
* Bill Douglas Trilogy - d. Bill Douglas - 27 July - BFI
* Gangster No. 1 - d. Paul McGuigan - 27 July - Film4 - w. Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis, Paul Bettany, Saffron Burrows
* Blue Thunder - d. John Badham - 3 August - Sony - w. Roy Scheider
* Wolf - d. Mike Nichols - 19 October - Sony - w. Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader

4 comments:

filmbo said...

With Axiom buying the rights to the Guerin, my hope is that means the sales agent has lowered its rates, and we are one step closer to getting the film stateside theatrical distribution.

-M said...

Yay for Bronson and Dead Girl.

Anonymous said...

What movie is that second picture from?

Joe said...

If you're referring to the poster, it's of Bruce Weber's Broken Noses. The one below it is Romy Schneider in Boccaccio '70.