01 September 2008

Peck, Rossellini, and Julianne Moore on Your Way

For the first time on DVD in the US, Universal will release Stanley Donen's espionage thriller Arabesque, starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren, on 4 November. It will also be a part of a Gregory Peck boxset which includes Edward Dmytryk's Mirage (with Walter Matthau), David Miller's Captain Newman, M.D. (with Tony Curtis and Angie Dickinson), Raoul Walsh's The World in His Arms (with Anthony Quinn), which are all new-to-DVD, though no separate release has been announced yet. The set also has two of Peck's iconic classics, To Kill a Mockingbird and Cape Fear.

Water Bearer has announced Todd Verow's Between Something and Nothing for November (no actual date has been released), as well as Santiago Otheguy's La león for December (no official date yet for this one either). Picture This! will have the German coming-of-age film Teenage Angst, from directed Thomas Stuber, on 11 November. The disc also includes the short Bébé requin from director Pascal-Alex Vincent, which co-stars Adrien Jolivet (Après lui, In the Arms of My Enemy).

Through their Studio Canal relationship , Lionsgate will be releasing four films for November. The first is a two-film set of Roberto Rossellini's Where Is Freedom? [Dov'è la libertà...?] and Escape by Night [Era notte a Roma], sometimes known as Blackout in Rome, set for 11 November (thanks, Eric). Manuel Poirier's Western, starring Sergi López and winner of the Prix du jury at Cannes in 1997, will street the same day. And finally, Fabien Onteniente's farcical People: Jet Set 2 will round out the Canal titles. The latter stars Rossy de Palma, Rupert Everett, Jean-Claude Brialy, Lambert Wilson, Ornella Muti and comic José Garcia; the first Jet Set is not available yet in the US.

Image Entertainment is releasing Ana Kokkinos' The Book of Revelation for the first time uncut in the States, on 2 December. The film was previously available by a company I hadn't heard of with the frontal nudity blurred out. The film stars Tom Long, Greta Scacchi and Colin Friels and is Kokkinos' follow-up to the film Head-On (not the Fatih Akin one, but the one about the Greek hustler in Australia). Rene Daadler's Here Is Always Somewhere Else, a documentary about Dutch artist Bas Jan Ader and his disappearance at sea, will be Cult Epics' latest release, set for 18 November.

IFC's Savage Grace will be out just in time to make your family look a little less dysnfunction this Christmas, on 23 December. Magnolia's Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson is set for 18 November. Kino's My Father, My Lord will be out 2 December. HBO's Generation Kill, from the creators of The Wire, will be released 16 December. And finally, Sony Pictures Classics' When Did You Last See Your Father? will hit shelves 4 November.


Anonymous said...

IFC is amazing, but for fuck's sake where's the Rivette?

reassurance said...

I don't know. I assume December, again, after November fell through. IFC hasn't officially announced their December titles, I just heard about Savage Grace through the grape vine. I mean, it's already available at Blockbuster, so how long do those who want to buy it have to wait?