13 May 2009

Fire Walk With Me on Blu-ray (in the UK... maybe) + Region 2 DVD Update for France

Now, I ain't tryin' to start any rumors or anything, but Amazon.co.uk does have a listing for Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me on Blu-ray, set for 14 September. Is this the long-rumored, long-pined-for edition fans have always wanted, or is it just a bare-bones release, or is it incorrect information altogether? I guess you'll have to keep an eye on that page for updates. As for more UK discs, I'll be posting those either tonight or tomorrow. Right now, I have a number of notable (or maybe not notable as I wasn't familiar with a few of these) DVD and Blu-ray releases from France which were released this year. Of course, I'm missing some of them; and of course, I omitted quite a few (usually in the realm of B westerns). And, as for the pending releases, I have gotten bogus information from DVDrama (they still have the film Le lien listed as Bergman's The Touch, when it's actually a WWII-era made-for-tv drama) and Amazon.fr (they still have a DVD for a film called Les possédés listed as the Andrzej Wajda/Isabelle Huppert film from 1988, though it certainly is not that) before, so there's a possibility that some of the distant titles won't come out.

Note 1: The most exciting release(s) I discovered was two films from Eduardo de Gregorio, one of Jacques Rivette's screenwriting collaborators on Céline and Julie Go Boating, Duelle, Noroît and Merry-Go-Round. From the little I could find about the films, Sérail [Surreal Estate] appears to be a companion piece to Céline and Julie (it also stars Bulle Ogier and Marie-France Pisier, and La mémoire courte [Short Memory] stars Ogier, Nathalie Baye and even Rivette himself. Both are scheduled to be released on 18 June (I couldn't find a studio listing), so I'll let you know if I hear more regarding these two. I also didn't include the 4 Oshima films that Carlotta released in March, but you can find them here.

Note 2: A number of these are re-issues (I know for certain all of Wild Side's releases on 1 June are such), as France seems to repackage their earlier releases more than we do in the US, and of course all of these films are subject to date changes, delays and cancellations without notice here. There might also be some studio errors as Amazon.fr isn't particularly helpful in that regard. You should also note, if you don't speak French, that most of these discs will likely not have English subtitles. I would direct you to ecranlarge to get substantial information about the DVDs, but as it's all in French, that would sort of defeat the purpose, eh? I hope this is help to someone; boredom can be a plague.

Also available on Blu-ray. As of today, MIA on DVD in the US (though some titles that are not in bold print might be out-of-print). They are listed in descending order of release date, with the Blu-ray only releases at the bottom.

* The Living End - Remixed and Remastered - d. Gregg Araki - 8 January - BQHL
* Totally Fucked Up - d. Gregg Araki - 8 January - BQHL - w. James Duval, Alan Boyce
* Whatever Lola Wants - d. Nabil Ayouch - 14 January - Fox Pathé Europa
* Mange-moi [Dein Herz in meinem Hirn / Your Heart in My Head] - d. Rosa von Praunheim - 20 January - Les films de l'ange
* Si c'était à refaire [If I Had to Do It All Over Again] - d. Claude Lelouch - 21 January - Opening - w. Catherine Deneuve, Anouk Aimée
* Vivre pour vivre [Life for Life] - d. Claude Lelouch - 21 January - Opening - w. Yves Montand, Candice Bergen, Annie Girardot
* Intimités [Intimitäten] - d. Lukas Schmid - 21 January - Optimale - w. Jörg Andreas
* Nos 18 ans - d. Frédéric Berthe - 22 January - TF1 Vidéo - w. Bernadette Lafont, Maruschka Detmers
* Le premier jour du reste de ta vie [The First Day of the Rest of Your Life] - d. Rémi Bezançon - 27 January - Studio Canal - w. Jacques Gamblin, Zabou Breitman, Déborah François, Marc-André Grondin - also on Blu-ray
* Rien dans les poches - d. Marion Vernoux - 29 January - TF1 Vidéo - w. Emma de Caunes, Lio, Alain Chabat, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Émilie Dequenne, Romain Goupil, Brigitte Sy, Esther Garrel

* Mariage à l'italienne [Matrimonio all'italiana / Marriage Italian-Style] - d. Vittorio de Sica - 4 February - Carlotta - w. Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni
* Fragments sur la grâce - d. Vincent Dieutre - 4 February - Éditions Montparnasse - w. Mathieu Amalric
* Bloody Kids [One Joke Too Many] - d. Stephen Frears - 8 February - BQHL
* Une flamme dans mon coeur [A Flame in My Heart] - d. Alain Tanner - 13 February - LJC Éditions
* Parlez-moi de la pluie [Let It Rain] - d. Agnès Jaoui - 17 March - Studio Canal - w. Jaoui, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Jamel Debbouze - also on Blu-ray
* L'empreinte de l'ange [Mark of an Angel] - d. Safy Nebbou - 19 February - TF1 Vidéo - w. Sandrine Bonnaire, Catherine Frot - also on Blu-ray
* Telepolis [La antena] - d. Esteban Sapir - 19 February - mk2
* Viridiana - d. Luis Buñuel - 20 February - Sidonis - w. Silvia Pinal
* Capitaine Mystère [Captain Lightfoot] - d. Douglas Sirk - 21 February - Carlotta - w. Rock Hudson
* Surveillance - d. Jennifer Chambers Lynch - 24 February - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Julia Ormond, Bill Pullman

* Inju, la bête dans l'ombre [Inju: The Beast in the Shadow] - d. Barbet Schroeder - 25 March - UGC - w. Benoît Magimel
* La fille de Monaco [The Girl from Monaco] - d. Anne Fontaine - 25 February - Warner - w. Fabrice Luchini, Roschdy Zem
* Antarctica - d. Yair Hochner - 25 February - Optimale
* L'expédition [Abhijaan / The Expedition] - d. Satyajit Ray - 26 February - Epicentre Films
* Back Soon [Skrapp út] - d. Sólveig Anspach - 3 March - BAC Vidéo
* Martyrs - d. Pascal Laugier - 4 March - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Mylène Jampanï, Morgane Alaoui, Catherine Bégin - also on Blu-ray
* Comme les autres - d. Vincent Garenq - 4 March - Gaumont - w. Lambert Wilson, Pilar López de Ayala, Pascal Elbé - also on Blu-ray
* Les amitiés particulières [This Special Friendship] - d. Jean Delannoy - 4 March - Europeart
* Affreux, sales et méchants [Brutti sporchi e cattivi / Ugly Dirty and Bad] - d. Ettore Scola - 4 March - Opening
* Be happy [Happy-Go-Lucky] - d. Mike Leigh - 5 March - mk2 - w. Sally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan

* Le sel de la mer [Salt of This Sea] - d. Annemarie Jacir - 5 March - Pyramide Distribution - w. Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri
* Swoon - d. Tom Kalin - 6 March - BQHL - w. Craig Chester
* Souvenir [A Thousand Cranes] - d. Im Kwon-taek - 11 March - Warner
* Le silence de Lorna [Lorna's Silence / The Silence of Lorna] - d. the Dardenne brothers - 17 March - blaq out - w. Arta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier
* Les 7 jours [Shiva / The Seven Days] - d. Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz - 19 March - TF1 Vidéo - w. Ronit Elkabetz, Simon Abkarian
* Rumba - d. Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy - 19 March - TF1 Vidéo
* Un autre homme, une autre chance [Another Man, Another Chance] - d. Claude Lelouch - 24 March - Opening - w. James Caan, Geneviève Bujold, Susan Tyrell
* Entre les murs [The Class] - d. Laurent Cantet - 24 March - France Télévisions - also on Blu-ray
* La vie, l'amour, la mort [Life Love Death] - d. Claude Lelouch - 24 March - Opening
* Un homme qui me plaît [Love Is a Funny Thing] - d. Claude Lelouch - 24 March - Opening - w. Jean-Paul Belmondo, Annie Girardot

* Vinyan - d. Fabrice Du Welz - 1 April - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Emmanuelle Béart, Rufus Sewell
* De la guerre [On War] - d. Bertrand Bonello - 2 April - mk2 - w. Mathieu Amalric, Asia Argento, Guillaume Depardieu, Clotilde Hesme, Michel Piccoli, Aurore Clément, Elina Löwensohn, Laurent Lucas, Léa Seydoux
* La belle personne - d. Christophe Honoré - 2 April - TF1 Vidéo - w. Louis Garrel, Léa Seydoux, Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet
* Pirates - d. Roman Polanski - 2 April - TF1 Vidéo - w. Walter Matthau - also on Blu-ray
* Séraphine - d. Martin Provost - 2 April - Diaphana - w. Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur - also on Blu-ray
* Le cahier [Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame] - d. Hana Makhmalbaf - 2 April - TF1 Vidéo
* Hansel & Gretel - d. Yim Pil-sung - 2 April - Wild Side Vidéo
* Un monde à nous - d. Frédéric Balekdjian - 8 April - Studio 37 - w. Edouard Baer
* La Chine [Chunf Kuo - Cina / China] - d. Michelangelo Antonioni - 8 April - Carlotta
* La voce della luna [The Voice of the Moon] / Fellini: Je suis un grand menteur [Fellini: I'm a Born Liar] - Édition Collector - d. Federico Fellini / Damian Pettigrew - 8 April - Opening

* Vicky Cristina Barcelona - d. Woody Allen - 8 April - Warner - w. Javier Bardem, Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz - also on Blu-ray
* Yol - d. Yilmaz Güney, Serif Gören - 8 April - Films sans frontières
* Versailles - d. Pierre Schöller - 8 April - Sony - w. Guillaume Depardieu
* Premières neiges [Snijeg / Snow] - d. Aida Begic - 16 April - Pyramide Distribution
* Une histoire italienne [Sanguepazzo / Wise Blood] - d. Marco Tullio Giordana - 19 April - Océan Films - w. Monica Bellucci
* Kes - d. Ken Loach - 20 April - Les films du paradoxe
* Mademoiselle - d. Tony Richardson - 20 April - Doriane Films - w. Jeanne Moreau
* Salò ou les 120 journées de Sodome [Salò o le 120 giornate di Sodoma / Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom] - Édition Ultime - d. Pier Paolo Pasolini - 22 April - Carlotta - also on Blu-ray
* Carnet de notes pour une orestie africaine [Appunti per una Orestiade africana / Notes for an African Orestes] - d. Pier Paolo Pasolini - 22 April - Carlotta
* Exhibition - d. Jean-François Davy - 5 May - Les films de ma vie

* The Element of Crime / Epidemic / Europa [Zentropa] - d. Lars von Trier - 5 May - Les films de ma vie
* Les chemins de la gloire [The Road to Glory] - d. Howard Hawks - 5 May - Les films de ma vie - w. Lionel Barrymore
* Bungalow pour femmes [The Revolt of Mamie Stover] - d. Raoul Walsh - 5 May - Les films de ma vie - w. Jane Russell
* Amants et fils [Sons & Lovers] - d. Jack Cardiff - 5 May - Les films de ma vie - w. Dean Stockwell
* O.H.M.S. [You're in the Army Now] - d. Raoul Walsh - 5 May - Les films de ma vie
* Serbis - d. Brillante Mendoza - 6 May - Equation
* L'héritière [The Heiress] - d. William Wyler - 6 May - Carlotta - w. Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift
* La vie moderne [Profils paysans: La vie moderne / Modern Life] - d. Raymond Depardon - 6 May - Arte Vidéo - also on Blu-ray
* La passante du Sans-Souci [The Passerby] - d. Jacques Rouffio - 7 May - TF1 Vidéo - w. Romy Schneider, Michel Piccoli
* Parfum de femme [Profumo di donna / Scent of a Woman] - d. Dino Risi - 7 May - TF1 Vidéo - w. Vittorio Gassman

* Le lit conjugal [L'ape regina / The Conjugal Bed] - d. Marco Ferreri - 7 May - TF1 Vidéo - w. Ugo Tognazzi
* Possession - d. Andrzej Żuławski - 7 May - TF1 Vidéo - w. Isabelle Adjani, Sam Neill, Margit Carstensen
* Lake Tahoe - d. Fernando Eimbcke - 7 May - mk2
* La forêt de Mogari [The Mourning Forest] - d. Naomi Kawase - 7 May - mk2
* Poison - d. Todd Haynes - 11 May - BQHL
* Dream Boy - d. James Bolton - 13 May - Optimale
* Passion d'amour [Passione d'amore] - d. Ettore Scola - 15 May - LCJ Éditions - w. Bernard Girardot, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Laura Antonelli
* Les yeux sans visage [Eyes Without a Face] - d. Georges Franju - 19 May - Gaumont - w. Pierre Brasseur, Alida Valli, Edith Scob
* La grande menace [The Medusa Touch] - d. Jack Gold - 19 May - Arcades Vidéo - w. Richard Burton, Lino Ventura, Lee Remick
* L'hôtel de la plage - d. Michel Lang - 19 May - Gaumont - w. Guy Marchand, Anne Parillaud

* La gifle [The Slap] - d. Claude Pinoteau - 19 May - Gaumont - w. Lino Venutra, Annie Girardot, Isabelle Adjani
* Moscow, Belgium [Aanrijding in Moscou] - d. Christophe Van Rompaey - 19 May - BAC Vidéo
* Les marmottes [The Groundhogs] - d. Elie Chouraqui - 19 May - BAC Vidéo - w. Jean-Hughes Anglade, Jacqueline Bisset, André Dussollier, Gérard Lanvin, Marie Trintignant, Anouk Aimée, Virginie Ledoyen
* Phantom of the Paradise - 2-disc special edition - d. Brian De Palma - 19 May - Opening
* La femme fardée - d. José Pinheiro - 19 May - BAC Vidéo - w. Jeanne Moreau, André Dussollier, Laura Morante
* Hoa-Binh [The Bamboo Incident] - d. Raoul Coutard- 19 May - Opening
* Retour à la bien-aimée [Return to the Beloved] - d. Jean-François Adam - 19 May - Opening - w. Isabelle Huppert, Jacques Dutronc, Bruno Ganz
* Halfaouine - d. Férid Boughedir - 19 May - Aventi
* Quatre nuits avec Anna [Cztery noce z Anna / Four Nights with Anna] - d. Jerzy Skolimowski - 20 May - France Télévisions
* Dernier maquis - d. Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche - 20 May - Arte Vidéo

* Home Sweet Home - d. Didier Le Pêcheur - 20 May - France Télévisions - w. Judith Godrèche
* Tokyo! - d. Leos Carax, Bong Joon-ho, Michel Gondry - 20 May - mk2 - w. Denis Lavant, Sohee Park
* Stella - d. Sylvie Verheyde - 20 May - Diaphana - w. Benjamin Biolay, Guillaume Depardieu, Johan Libéreau, Karole Rocher
* L'homme a 1000 visages [Man of a Thousand Faces] - d. Joseph Pevney - 20 May - Carlotta - w. James Cagney, Dorothy Malone
* Les enfants sont partis [El nido vacío / Empty Nest] - d. Daniel Burman - 20 May - Océan Films - w. Cecilia Roth, Inés Efron
* Repulsion / Le couteau dans l'eau [Nóz w wodzie / Knife in the Water] / Cul-de-sac - d. Roman Polanski - 20 May - Opening
* Le général est mort à l'aube [The General Died at Dawn] - d. Lewis Milestone - 20 May - Opening - w. Gary Cooper
* Âmes à la mer [Souls at Sea] - d. Henry Hathaway - 20 May - Opening - w. Gary Cooper
* Two Lovers - d. James Gray - 26 May - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw - also Blu-ray
* La loi de la haine [The Last Hard Men] - d. Andrew V. McLaglen - 27 May - Fox Pathé Europa - w. Charlton Heston, James Coburn, Barbara Hershey

* Body and Soul - d. Robert Rossen - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo
* Double énigme [The Dark Mirror] - d. Robert Siodmak - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Olivia de Havilland
* Lettre d'une inconnue [Letter from an Unknown Woman] - d. Max Ophüls - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Joan Fontaine
* Le petit arpent du bon Dieu [God's Little Acre] - d. Anthony Mann - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo
* Marché de brutes [Raw Deal] - d. Anthony Mann - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo
* The Big Combo - d. Joseph H. Lewis - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Cornel Wilde
* Le secret derrière la porte [Secret Beyond the Door] - d. Fritz Lang - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Michael Redgrave
* House by the River - d. Fritz Lang - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo
* Shock Corridor - d. Samuel Fuller - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Constance Towers
* Caught - d. Max Ophüls - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. James Mason, Barbara Bel Geddes

* Macbeth - Version intégrale - d. Orson Welles - 1 June - Wild Side Vidéo - with Welles
* L'ange des maudits [Rancho Notorious] - d. Fritz Lang - 3 June - Films sans frontières - w. Marlene Dietrich
* Filatures [Eye in the Sky] - d. Yau Nai-Hoi - 4 June - TF1 Vidéo - w. Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka Fai
* Le plaisir de chanter [The Joy of Singing] - d. Ilan Duran Cohen - 4 June - Pyramide Distribution - w. Jeanne Balibar, Nathalie Richard, Caroline Ducey
* Sparrow - d. Johnnie To - 4 June - TF1 Vidéo - w. Simon Yam, Kelly Lin
* Johnny Mad Dog - d. Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire - 4 June - TF1 Vidéo - also on Blu-ray
* Secret défense [Secrets of State] - d. Philippe Haïm - 10 June - UGC - w. Gérard Lanvin, Vahina Giocante, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Simon Abkarian, Aurélien Wiik - also on Blu-ray
* Sleep Dealer - d. Alex Rivera - 10 June - Fox Pathé Europa
* Hello Goodbye - dir. Graham Guit - 10 June - M6 Vidéo - w. Fanny Ardant, Gérard Depardieu, Lior Ashkenazi
* Baby Blues - d. Diane Bertrand - 10 June - France Télévisions - w. Karin Viard, Stefano Accorsi, Jean-Marc Barr

* Hunger - d. Steve McQueen - 11 June - mk2 - w. Michael Fassbender
* Tickets - d. Abbas Kiarostami, Ken Loach, Ermanno Olmi - 11 June - TF1 Vidéo - w. Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi
* La révolution française [The French Revolution] - d. Robert Enrico, Richard T. Heffron - 11 June - TF1 Vidéo - w. Klaus Maria Brandauer, Jane Seymour, François Cluzet, Peter Ustinov, Claudia Cardinale, Sam Neill, Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Jean-François Stévenin, Christopher Lee, Dominique Pinon, Michel Subor
* Mascarades [Masquerades] - d. Lyes Salem - 11 June - TF1 Vidéo
* Leonera [Lion's Den] - d. Pablo Trapero - 11 June - TF1 Vidéo - w. Martina Gusman, Elli Medeiros, Rodrigo Santoro
* Home - d. Ursula Meier - 16 June - blaq out - w. Isabelle Huppert, Olivier Gourmet
* Caos calmo [Quiet Chaos] - d. Antonio Luigi Grimaldi - 16 June - BAC Vidéo - w. Nanni Moretti, Valeria Golino
* La bande à Baader [Der Baader Meinhof Komplex / The Baader-Meinhof Complex] - d. Uli Edel - 16 June - Métropolitan Vidéo - w. Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu - also on Blu-ray
* Timecrimes [Los cronocrímenes] - d. Nacho Vigalondo - 17 June - Fox Pathé Europa
* Mesrine 1ère partie: L'instinct de la mort [Mesrine: Killer Instinct] - d. Jean-François Richet - 17 June - Universal Studios - w. Vincent Cassel, Cécile De France, Gérard Depardieu, Gilles Lellouche, Roy Dupuis, Elena Anaya, Ludivine Sagnier - also on Blu-ray

* Sérail [Surreal Estate] - d. Eduardo de Gregorio - 18 June - w. Bulle Ogier, Leslie Caron, Marie-France Pisier, Corin Redgrave
* La mémoire courte [Short Memory] - d. Eduardo de Gregorio - 18 June - w. Nathalie Baye, Bulle Ogier, Jacques Rivette, Benoît Jacquot
* Le chant des mariées [The Wedding Song] - d. Karin Albou - 18 June - Pyramide Distribution - w. Albou, Simon Abkarian
* La terre des hommes rouges [BirdWatchers - La terra degli uomini rossi / BirdWatchers] - d. Marco Bechis - 19 June - Océan Films - w. Claudio Santamaria
* Le cousin - d. Alain Corneau - 23 June - Studio Canal - w. Alain Chabat, Samuel Le Bihan, Agnès Jaoui
* Pour elle [Anything for Her] - d. Fred Cavayé - 23 June - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Vincent Lindon, Diane Kruger
* Les vampires [I vampiri] - d. Riccardo Freda, Mario Bava - 24 June - Carlotta
* Duel au couteau [I coltelli del vendicatore / Knives of the Avenger] - d. Mario Bava - 24 June - Carlotta
* La baie sanglante [Reazione a catena / Bay of Blood] - d. Mario Bava - 24 June - Carlotta
* Lovers [Elegy] - d. Isabel Coixet - 24 June - Sony Pictures - w. Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson

* Il divo - d. Paolo Sorrentino - 1 July - Studio Canal - w. Toni Servillo
* Mesrine 2ème partie: L'ennemi public n°1 [Mesrine: Public Enemy No. 1] - d. Jean-François Richet - 1 July - Universal Studios - w. Vincent Cassel, Ludivine Sagnier, Mathieu Amalric, Gérard Lanvin, Samuel Le Bihan, Olivier Gourmet, Anne Consigny - also on Blu-ray, and also available in a set with L'instinct de la mort on both formats
* Le bon, la brute et le cinglé [The Good, the Bad, the Weird] - d. Kim Ji-woon - 2 July - TF1 Vidéo - w. Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun, Hung Woo-sun - also on Blu-ray
* Che - 1ère partie - L'Argentin [Che: Part 1 - The Argentine] - d. Steven Soderbergh - 15 July - Warner - w. Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Julia Ormond - also on Blu-ray
* Palindromes - d. Todd Solondz - 16 July - Diaphana - w. Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ellen Barkin
* Inland Empire - d. David Lynch - 28 July - Studio Canal - w. Laura Dern, et al.
* Carmen - d. Carlos Saura - 28 July - Studio Canal
* Harem - dir. Arthur Joffé - 28 July - Studio Canal - w. Nastassja Kinski, Ben Kingsley
* Central do Brasil [Central Station] - d. Walter Salles - 28 July - Studio Canal - w. Fernanda Montenegro
* Che - 2ème partie - Guerilla [Che: Part 2 - Guerilla] - d. Steven Soderbergh - 29 July - Warner - w. Benicio del Toro, Franka Potente, Demián Bichir, Catalina Sandino Moreno - also on Blu-ray

* Largo Winch - d. Jérôme Salle - 29 July - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Tomer Sisley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Miki Manojlovic, Gilbert Melki - also on Blu-ray
* Next Door [Naboer] - d. Pål Sletaune - 4 August - Studio Canal
* À l'est de moi [East of Me] - d. Bojena Horackova - 4 August - BAC Vidéo - w. Olga Kurylenko
* LOL (Laughing Out Loud) ® - d. Lisa Azuelos - 4 August - Fox Pathé Europa - w. Sophie Marceau - also on Blu-ray
* Diamant 13 [Diamond 13] - d. Gilles Béhat - 6 August - mk2 - with Gérard Depardieu, Asia Argento, Aïssa Maïga, Aurélien Recoing - also on Blu-ray
* La vallée des fleurs [Valley of Flowers] - d. Pan Nalin - 20 August - Diaphana - w. Mylène Jampanoï
* Un barrage contre le Pacifique [The Sea Wall] - d. Rithy Panh - 20 August - TF1 Vidéo - w. Isabelle Huppert, Gaspard Ulliel, Stéphane Rideau
* Le code a changé [Change of Plans] - d. Danièle Thompson - 25 August - Studio Canal - w. Karin Viard, Dany Boon, Marina Foïs, Patrick Bruel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Marina Hands - also on Blu-ray
* La vague [Die Welle / The Wave] - d. Dennis Gansel - 8 September - BAC Vidéo - w. Jürgen Vogel
* Welcome - d. Philippe Loiret - 11 September - Warner - w. Vincent Lindon - also on Blu-ray

* Harvey Milk [Milk] - d. Gus Van Sant - 16 September - M6 Vidéo - w. Sean Penn, James Franco, Josh Brolin - also on Blu-ray
* La journée de la jupe [Skirt Day] - d. Jean-Paul Lilienfeld - 25 September - Arte Vidéo - w. Isabelle Adjani
* Eden à l'ouest [Eden Is West] - d. Costa-Gavras - 11 October - Fox Pathé Europa - w. Riccardo Scamarcio
* OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus [OSS 117: Lost in Rio] - d. Michel Hazanavicius - 15 October - Gaumont - w. Jean Dujardin, Rüdiger Vogler - also on Blu-ray
* Coco avant Chanel [Coco Before Chanel] - d. Anne Fontaine - 22 October - Warner - w. Audrey Tautou, Benoît Poelvoorde, Alessandro Nivola, Emmanuelle Devos, Marie Gillain - also on Blu-ray
* Je l'aimais [Someone I Loved] - d. Zabou Breitman - 6 November - Warner - w. Daniel Auteuil, Marie-Josée Croze, Florence Loiret - also on Blu-ray

Blu-ray only releases

* La piscine [The Swimming Pool] - d. Jacques Deray - 14 January - M6 Vidéo - w. Alain Delon, Romy Schneider, Jane Birkin
* 36 Quai des Orfèvres - d. Olivier Marchal - 4 February - Gaumont - w. Daniel Auteuil, Gérard Depardieu, André Dussollier, Roschdy Zem, Valeria Golino, Daniel Duval, Francis Renaud
* Un thé au Sahara [The Sheltering Sky] - d. Bernardo Bertolucci - 17 February - BAC Vidéo - w. Debra Winger, John Malkovich, Campbell Scott
* Pulp Fiction - d. Quentin Tarantino - 19 March - TF1 Vidéo - w. John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, et al.
* Le labyrinthe de Pan [El laberinto del Fauno / Pan's Labyrinth] - d. Guillermo del Toro - 14 April - Wild Side Vidéo - w. Maribel Verdú, Sergi López
* Ridicule - d. Patrice Leconte - 15 April - Studio Canal - w. Charles Berling, Jean Rochefort, Fanny Ardant, Judtih Godrèche, Bernard Giraudeau
* Bound - d. the Wachowski brothers - 27 May - M6 Vidéo - w. Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, Christopher Meloni
* Dune / Sailor et Lula [Wild at Heart] - d. David Lynch - 2 June - BAC Vidéo
* Dr. Folamour [Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb] - d. Stanley Kubrick - 10 June - Sony Pictures - w. Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

* Nikita [La femme Nikita] / Léon [The Professional] / Le grand bleu [The Big Blue] / Atlantis - d. Luc Besson - 11 June - Gaumont
* Master and commander: De l'autre côté du monde [Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World] - d. Peter Weir - 17 June - Universal Studios - w. Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy
* Arizona Dream - d. Emir Kusutrica - 17 June - Studio Canal - w. Johnny Depp, Faye Dunaway, Jerry Lewis, Vincent Gallo, Lili Taylor, Pauline Prorizkova
* Dobermann - d. Jan Kounen - 17 June - Universal Studios - w. Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Monica Bellucci, Romain Duris, Stéphane Metzger
* King Kong - d. John Guillermin - 17 June - Studio Canal - w. Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Charles Grodin
* Le lauréat [The Graduate] - Édition Collector - d. Mike Nichols - 17 June - Studio Canal - w. Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
* Leaving Las Vegas - d. Mike Figgis - 17 June - Studio Canal - w. Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Really interested in *any* more info you might find on these two releases:

* Sérail [Surreal Estate] - d. Eduardo de Gregorio - 18 June - w. Bulle Ogier, Leslie Caron, Marie-France Pisier, Corin Redgrave
* La mémoire courte [Short Memory] - d. Eduardo de Gregorio - 18 June - w. Nathalie Baye, Bulle Ogier, Jacques Rivette, Benoît Jacquot

Please keep us posted, and THANKS!

Joe said...

Obviously those are the only two that I'm really excited for. I'll keep an eye on the listings and post more information as I get it.