03 March 2010

Warner Archive, TCM Vault, Online Streaming and the Usual DVD Update

While the official DVD/Blu-ray release update is pretty mehhh, there are some more exciting things home viewing related happening below.

- The Disappeared, 2008, d. Johnny Kevorkian, IFC Films, 18 May
- PoliWood, 2009, d. Barry Levinson, Screen Media, 18 May
- Prodigal Sons, 2008, d. Kimberly Reed, First Run, 18 May
- Formosa Betrayed, 2009, d. Adam Kane, Screen Media, 25 May
- Blind Menace, 1960, d. Kazuo Mori, AnimEigo, 8 June
- Bass Ackwards, 2010, d. Linas Phillips, New Video, 29 June
- Burning Paradise, 1994, d. Ringo Lam, Discotek Media, 29 June
- Loose Screws, 1985, d. Rafal Zielinski, Severin, 29 June
- Lorna, the Exorcist [Les possédées du diable], 1974, d. Jesús Franco, Mondo Macabro, 29 June
- Naked Obsession [Spiando Marina], 1992, d. Sergio Martino, MYA, 29 June
- Uppercut Man [Qualcuno pagherà?], 1987, d. Sergio Martino, MYA, 29 June
- Brotherhood [Broderskab], 2009, d. Nicolo Donato, Olive Films Opus, 1 September

Blu-ray

- Absolute Power, 1997, d. Clint Eastwood, Warner, 1 June
- Heartbreak Ridge, 1986, d. Clint Eastwood, Warner, 1 June
- The Stepfather, 1987, d. Joseph Ruben, Shout! Factory, 15 June
- A Star Is Born, 1954, d. George Cukor, Warner, 22 June
- Uncle Sam, 1997, d. William Lustig, Blue Underground, 29 June

Below you'll find a list of some of the 2010 additions to the Warner Archive Collection. Sure, most of the releases have been trash, but on the upside, as of March it looks as if they've improved their cover artwork. Also, there look to be a number of exciting titles on the horizon, including Emir Kusturica's Arizona Dream (which probably deserves a non-DVD-R release), Claude Lelouch's A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later and Otto Preminger's Saint Joan which marked the film debut of Jean Seberg in the role of Joan of Arc. I'll let you know when these titles have been made available for purchase. Those, along with a few others, are below the already-released titles.

- American Anthem, 1986, d. Albert Magnoli
- An American Dream, 1966, d. Robert Gist, w. Janet Leigh
- Angel Dusted, 1981, d. Dick Lowry, w. Jean Stapleton, Arthur Hill
- The Bad Seed, 1985, d. Paul Wendkos, w. Lynn Redgrave, David Carradine
- Blood & Orchids, 1986, d. Jerry Thorpe, w. Kris Kristofferson, Jane Alexander, Sean Young
- Bloodbrothers, 1978, d. Robert Mulligan, w. Richard Gere, Paul Sorvino
- La boheme, 1926, d. King Vidor
- Dying Room Only, 1973, d. Philip Leacock, w. Cloris Leachman, Ned Beatty, Dabney Coleman
- Fighter Squadron, 1948, d. Raoul Walsh
- Force of Arms, 1951, d. Michael Curtiz, w. William Holden
- Green Fire, 1954, d. Andrew Marton, w. Grace Kelly
- If Looks Could Kill, 1991, d. William Dear, w. Richard Grieco, Roger Rees, Linda Hunt, Gabrielle Anwar, Roger Daltrey
- It's a Wonderful World, 1939, d. W.S. Van Dyke, w. Claudette Colbert, James Stewart
- The Jazz Singer, 1952, d. Michael Curtiz, w. Danny Thomas, Peggy Lee
- A Killer in the Family, 1983, d. Richard T. Heffron, w. Robert Mitchum, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Catherine Mary Stewart
- Kismet, 1944, d. William Dieterle, w. Marlene Dietrich
- Mara Maru, 1952, d. Gordon Douglas, w. Errol Flynn
- The Pagan, 1929, d. W.S. Van Dyke
- The Possessed, 1977, d. Jerry Thorpe, w. Harrison Ford, Diana Scarwid
- Rampage, 1963, d. Phil Karlson, w. Robert Mitchum, Sabu
- Special Bulletin, 1983, d. Edward Zwick
- Sphinx, 1981, d. Franklin J. Schaffner, w. Lesley-Anne Down, Frank Langella, Maurice Ronet, John Gielgud, John Rhys-Davies
- White Shadows in the South Seas, 1928, d. W.S. Van Dyke
- Wild Oranges, 1924, d. King Vidor

On the Horizon

- Arizona Dream, 1993, d. Emir Kusturica, w. Johnny Depp, Jerry Lewis, Faye Dunaway, Lili Taylor, Vincent Gallo, Paulina Porizkova
- The Awakening, 1980, d. Mike Newell, w. Charlton Heston, Susannah York
- Just Tell Me What You Want, 1980, d. Sidney Lumet, w. Ali MacGraw, Myrna Loy, Alan King, Peter Weller
- A Man and a Woman: 20 Years Later [Un homme et une femme, 20 ans déjà], 1986, d. Claude Lelouch, w. Anouk Aimée, Jean-Louis Trintignant
- The Merry Widow, 1925, d. Erich von Stroheim
- Rabbit, Run, 1970, d. Jack Smight, w. James Caan, Carrie Snodgress
- Saint Joan, 1957, d. Otto Preminger, w. Jean Seberg, Richard Widmark, John Gielgud

I haven't seen any new additions to the Universal Vault, but TCM will be releasing three films through Universal, all starring Cary Grant, in March.

- Devil and the Deep, 1932, d. Marion Gering, w. Gary Cooper, Charles Laughton, Cary Grant
- The Eagle and the Hawk, 1933, d. Stuart Walker, w. Cary Grant, Carole Lombard
- The Last Outpost, 1935, d. Charles Barton, Louis J. Gasnier, w. Cary Grant

At tlavideo.com, Frameline has released (and will be releasing) a few of their documentaries on DVD-Rs, including Elio Gemini's documentary about Kenneth Anger, entitled Anger Me. The other titles cover other facets of queer history. There are also a number of shorts from Frameline available to stream at TLA. There are more films available through Frameline's website as well.

- Anger Me, 2006, d. Elio Gemini, 6 April, w. Kenneth Anger
- Citizen Nawi, 2007, d. Nissim Mossek, 6 April
- The Fall of '55, 2006, d. Seth Randal
- Hope Along the Wind: The Life of Harry Hay, 2002, d. Eric Slade
- Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, 2005, d. Victor Silverman, Susan Stryker

And finally, head over to The Auteurs for a great-looking selection of short films available to stream for free as part of the Hors Pistes festival, presented by the Centre Pompidou.

1 comment:

Flickhead said...

Back in the 80s I remember seeing a PBS profile on Kenneth Anger made by Kit Fitzgerald. Did you ever see this? I'm wondering if anyone's offering it on DVD. I Googled it to no avail.