5.26.2009

get yr release on: week of May 24th




The highs and the lows of this week's releases are, in their own ways, things of beauty.


U.S. DVD releases:

- Beyond Rangoon (dir. John Boorman)
- Exploitation Cinema: Don't go in the Woods / The Forest
- Exploitation Cinema: Mark of the Witch / Devil Times Five
- Falling Down: Deluxe Edition (dir Joel Shumacher; starring Michael Douglas)
- Ludwig: Requiem for a Virgin King (dir. Hans-J├╝rgen Syberberg; starring Harry Baer)
- M. Butterfly (dir. David Cronenberg, starring Jeremy Irons, John Lone)
- Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (starring Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas- Oh Asylum, thank you!)
- Nenette+Boni (dir. Claire Denis)
- On the Beat (dir. Ying Ning)
- Philippe Garrel x 2 (I Can No Longer Hear the Guitar / Emergency Kisses)
- Revolution (dir. Hugh Hudson; starring Al Pacino)
- Ten Tigers of Kwangtung (dir. Cheng Cheh; starring Ti Lung, Alexander Fu Sheng)
- The Legend of Fong Sai Yuk (Fong Sai Yuk 1 and 2)(dir. Corey Yuen; starring Jet Li, Michelle Reis, Josephine Siao)
- The Sky Crawlers (dir. Mamoru Oshii)
- Zabriskie Point (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni)


U.S. Blu-Ray releases:

- Children of Men (dir. Alfonso Cuaron; starring Clive Owen)
- Falling Down: Deluxe Edition (dir Joel Shumacher; starring Michael Douglas)
- Inside Man (dir. Spike Lee; starring Denzel Washington, Clive Owen)
- Shamo (dir. Soi Cheang; starring Francis Ng)
- The Sky Crawlers (dir. Mamoru Oshii)
- True Romance (dir. Tony Scott; starring Christian Slater)


Foreign DVD and Blu-Ray releases:

- 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (dir. Michael Haneke) UK R2 PAL DVD
- Benny's Video (dir. Michael Haneke) UK R2 PAL DVD
- Blood: The Last Vampire (dir. Hiroyuki Kitakubo) Japan All-Region Blu-Ray
- Breath/Time: Two Disc Special Edition (dir. Kim Ki-Duk) Korea R3 DVD
- Central Bazaar (dir. Stephen Dwoskin) UK R2 PAL DVD
- Daytime Drinking (dir. Noh Young-Seok) Korea R3 DVD
- Election (dir. Johnnie To; starring Simon Yam, Tony Leung Ka-Fai) Hong Kong All-Region Blu-Ray
- Election 2 (dir. Johnnie To; starring Simon Yam) Hong Kong All-Region Blu-Ray
- Il Grido (dir. Michelangelo Antonioni) Masters of Cinema UK R2 PAL DVD
- London In The Raw (dir. Arnold L. Miller) UK R2 PAL DVD/UK All-Region PAL Blu-Ray
- Martyrs (dir. Pascal Laugier) UK R2 PAL DVD/UK Region B PAL Blu-Ray
- Primitive London (dir. Arnold L. Miller) UK R2 PAL DVD/UK All-Region PAL Blu-Ray
- The Bed Sitting Room (dir. Richard Lester; starring Duddley Moore) UK R2 PAL DVD/UK Region B PAL Blu-Ray
- 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) UK R2 PAL DVD/UK All-Region PAL Blu-Ray
- The Michael Haneke Trilogy (71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance/Benny's Video/The Seventh Continent) UK R2 PAL DVD
- The Seventh Continent (dir. Michael Haneke) UK R2 PAL DVD
- Lust, Caution (dir. Ang Lee; staring Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Teng Wei) Taiwan All-Region Blu-Ray
- The Sniper (dir. Dante Lam; starring Richie Jen, Huang Xiao-Ming) Hong Kong R1&3 DVD/Hong Kong All-Region Blu-Ray
- The Storm Riders: 10th Anniversary Edition (dir. Andrew Lau; staring Ekin Cheng, Aaron Kwok) Hong Kong All-Region DVD/Hong Kong Region A Blu-Ray

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