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  1. Andrew Budgell

    IDENTIKIT (aka THE DRIVER'S SEAT) starring Elizabeth Taylor coming to Blu-ray

    Severin Films will release the 1974 film IDENTIKIT (aka THE DRIVER'S SEAT) starring Elizabeth Taylor (and with a cameo by Andy Warhol) on Blu-ray, as part of its upcoming five-disc "House of Psychotic Rarities Collection" on October 25, 2022. The other titles are "I Like Bats" (1986)...
  2. Andrew Budgell


    Network in the UK will release a double feature of the 1960s TV specials, Elizabeth Taylor in London and Sophia Loren in Rome, on June 20, 2022 (the same week as Giant in 4K!). I always hoped I'd see these remastered in high definition, but never thought it would happen. I've had a recording of...
  3. Andrew Budgell

    New restoration of GIANT (1956) to premiere at the 2022 TCM Film Festival

    The 2022 TCM Film Festival will include a world premiere of a new restoration of Giant (1956), starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor, and James Dean. I know technology has advanced considerably since the now OOP 2013 Blu-ray was released, so I'm sure we're in for a treat. Here's hoping it will...
  4. Andrew Budgell

    Mommie Dearest (1981) - Paramount Presents - June 1, 2021

    As per Amazon, Paramount will release Mommie Dearest as part of its Paramount Presents line on June 1, 2021: Synopsis: The endlessly quotable cult-classic celebrates 40 years with this debut on Blu-ray, restored from a new 4K film transfer and packed with all-new special features. Based on...
  5. Andrew Budgell

    International Divorce His, Divorce Hers - Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton - France Blu-ray

    L.C.J. Editions in France will release the 1973 TV film Divorce His, Divorce Hers starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton on Blu-ray next month. According to the back cover, it's derived from a new 2K master. There is an English language track and the back cover indicates that it's Zone B...
  6. Andrew Budgell

    International To Each His Own - Blu-ray

    I know Spain is a hotbed for bootleg releases, but earlier this year Universal in Spain released a Blu-ray of To Each His Own starring the late Olivia de Havilland in an Oscar winning performance. My copy just arrived and I've spot checked a few scenes... it's gorgeous! I believe it's streaming...
  7. Andrew Budgell

    Rita Hayworth - Ultimate Collection from Mill Creek - 11/17/2020

    12 Legendary Performances Rita Hayworth is the epitome of Hollywood glamour with an unparalleled on-screen presence whose talent was only surpassed by her beauty. Her rise from a Spanish dancer and vaudeville performer to one of the world’s greatest movie goddesses is chronicled in this song...
  8. Andrew Budgell

    Barefoot in the Park (1967) - 9/15/2020

    Paramount will release Barefoot in the Park, starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, on Blu-ray on September 15, 2020.
  9. Andrew Budgell

    UHD International Hitchcock's Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window, Vertigo on 4K UHD - September 2020 (France)!

    Hitchcock's Psycho, The Birds, Rear Window,and Vertigo will be released on 4K UHD as a set in September in France! Psycho will also be released separately. https://4k-ultra-hd.fr/coffrets-blu-ray-ultra-hd-4k/562-coffret-alfred-hitchcock-4-films.html...
  10. Andrew Budgell

    International A PLACE IN THE SUN coming to Blu-ray from Imprint Films!

    Finally! A Place in the Sun will be released on Blu-ray from Imprint Films in Australia!
  11. Andrew Budgell

    International Secret Ceremony (1968) - November 18, 2019

    Secret Ceremony will be released in the UK on November 18th. Kino will release it on this side of the pond next year. (Joseph Losey, 1968) Release date: 18 November 2019 Limited Blu-ray Edition (World Blu-ray premiere) Joseph Losey’s lurid and often misunderstood drama stars the great...
  12. Andrew Budgell

    Using a UK 4K UHD player in North America?

    I apologize in advance for what could very well be a dumb question! I would like to go region free, but already have a 4K UHD player. Rather than purchase a new player that has been modified to be region free, I thought I would import a 4K UHD player from the UK to play region B discs on my LG...
  13. Andrew Budgell

    Dietrich & von Sternberg in Hollywood - Criterion - July 3, 2018

    Tasked by studio executives with finding the next great screen siren, visionary Hollywood director Josef von Sternberg joined forces with rising German actor Marlene Dietrich, kicking off what would become one of the most legendary partnerships in cinema history. Over the course of six films...
  14. Andrew Budgell

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt & While the City Sleeps - Warner Archive

    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1956) New 2018 1080p HD Remaster Run Time 80:00 Subtitles English SDH DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 Stereo - English ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 2.0:1, 16x9 Letterbox B&W BD 25 Special Feature: Theatrical Trailer (HD) After director Fritz Lang vaulted to prominence with such...
  15. Andrew Budgell

    "Cleopatra" (1934) w/ Claudette Colbert - 4/10/2018

    Universal will release Cleopatra (1934) starring Claudette Colbert on Blu-ray on April 10, 2018. Very unexpected (well, perhaps not, as it's been available in the UK for a few years) yet still very welcome. Special features: Feature Commentary with Filmmaker F.X. Feeney Claudette Colbert...
  16. Andrew Budgell

    The Philadelphia Story (1940) from Criterion on November 7, 2017

    New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary from 2005 featuring film scholar Jeanine Basinger New introduction to actor Katharine Hepburn’s role in the development of the film by documentarians David Heeley and Joan Kramer In Search of Tracy...
  17. Andrew Budgell

    Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood Legacy Collections from WB

    On October 18, 2016, WB is releasing three separate "Legacy Collections": one for Elizabeth Taylor, John Wayne and Clint Eastwood. Each set contains 20 discs, but I can't find any details on which films will be included or any packaging yet. in Elizabeth's case, I don't believe that WHV has...
  18. Andrew Budgell

    "A Place in the Sun" 4K scan... coming to Blu?

    Park Circus is showing that a 4K digital version of A Place in the Sun is available for screening (and the film will be shown across Canada this month as part of Cineplex's Classic Film Series). This year is the film's 65th anniversary... perhaps a Blu-ray won't be too far away...
  19. Andrew Budgell

    KEY LARGO from WAC

    KEY LARGO (1948) B&W-105 Min. BD-50 DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 - English, DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0 - Spanish, DOLBY DIGITAL 2.0 - French Subtitles: English, French, Spanish SDH SPECIAL FEATURES: Theatrical Trailer (HD)
  20. Andrew Budgell

    42nd Street (1933) via Warner Archive

    From WAC's Facebook page: 42nd STREET (1933) New 2015 1080p HD restoration direct from its World Premiere screening at the upcoming TCM Film Festival Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1 Audio: DTS-HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono Subtitles: English SDH Discs: One 50GB Blu-ray Disc Run Time: 89 Minutes B&W Special...
  21. Andrew Budgell

    Sullivan’s Travels via Criterion (April 14, 2015)

    Disc Features New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary from 2001 by filmmakers Noah Baumbach, Kenneth Bowser, Christopher Guest, and Michael McKean Preston Sturges: The Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990), a 76-minute documentary...
  22. Andrew Budgell

    Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939) - World premiere restoration at TCM 2015

    The initial slate of films for next year's TCM Classic Film Festival was announced, and a premiere restoration of The Hunchback of Notre Dame presented in association with Warner Bros Classics was included. Could a Blu-ray be far behind? Source: This screen cap posted on the "Going to the TCM...
  23. Andrew Budgell

    Spartacus - World premiere restoration at TCM Festival 2015

    The initial slate of films for next year's TCM Classic Film Festival was announced, and a 55th anniversary world premiere restoration of Spartacus in collaboration with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment was included. Could a new Blu-ray be far behind? Source: This screen cap posted on the...
  24. Andrew Budgell

    Joan Hickson's Miss Marple coming to Blu-ray!

    Now THIS is a pleasant surprise! Joan Hickson is the definitive Miss Marple, in my opinion! It will be available October 28th, 2014, just in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
  25. Andrew Budgell

    POSSESSED (1947) coming from the Warner Archive!

    Wow! The Warner Archive is really starting to crank them out. It was just posted on their Facebook page that they're releasing "Possessed" (1947) starring Joan Crawford and Van Heflin. The link below will take you directly to the product on Amazon. If you are using an adblocker you will not...
  26. Andrew Budgell

    International Reflections in a Golden Eye (Taylor, Brando) - France 10/8/14?

    Amazon.fr has "Reflections in a Golden Eye" (1967) up for pre-order from Warner Bros on October 8, 2014. http://www.amazon.fr/Reflets-dans-oeil-dor-Blu-ray/dp/B00LBAGPPM/ref=sr_1_5?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1406762975&sr=1-5&keywords=elizabeth+taylor It would be nice if it includes both the full...
  27. Andrew Budgell

    "Poirot: The Complete Series" 9/2/2014

    Acorn will release "Agatha Christie's Poirot: The Complete Series" on 9/2/2014 at a price point of $399.99. I haven't bought any of the seasons on Blu-ray because I knew a complete set was inevitable. I actually saw David Suchet onstage in "The Last Confession" this past weekend in Toronto...
  28. Andrew Budgell

    THE WOMEN (1939) - May 6, 2014

    Great to see this wonderful classic come to Blu-ray on May 6, 2014!
  29. Andrew Budgell

    The Bells of St. Mary's - Olive Films (Nov 2013)

    It's been years since I've seen this film. Can't wait to revisit it!
  30. Andrew Budgell

    Jane Eyre (1943) - Twilight Time 11/12/13

    What an evocative cover...breathtaking! Joan Fontaine in the title role, Orson Welles as Rochester, and even a brief, uncredited appearance from a young and very beautiful Elizabeth Taylor. I love this film, and can't wait to own it on Blu!