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Mar 30, 2000
Foreign/Art/Independent DVD Preorder List

Please share any corrections, additions or deletions as you become aware of them. I am dependent on the efforts of as many of you as possible in keeping this list comprehensive and up to date.
All newly listed titles are indicated in maroon.

All titles with a change of release date are indicated in teal.
All DVDs are Region 1 unless otherwise noted.
Updated March 23

Recently Released
La Bataille du Rail (René Clément, 1945) Facets
David Holzman's Diary/My Girlfriend's Wedding (Jim McBride, 1968/1969) Second Run [R2-UK]
The Departure (Piotr and Magdalena Lasakiewicz, 1991) Facets
The Essential Atom Egoyan: Next of Kin/Family Viewing/Speaking Parts/Calendar (Egoyan, 1984/1987/1989/1993) Zeitgeist
End of August at the Hotel Ozone (Jan Schmidt, 1967) Facets
Amos Gitai: Territories: House/House in Jerusalem/Field Diary/Arena of Murder/Wadi 1981-1991/Wadi Grand Canyon 2001 (Gitai) Facets
Intimate Lighting (Ivan Passer, 1965) Second Run [R2-UK]
It Happened Here (Kevin Brownlow and Andrew Mollo, 1964) Film First [R2-UK]
Daybreak (Björn Runge, 2003) Metrodome [R2-UK]
The Lost Highway (David Lynch, 1996) Cinema Club [R2-UK]
The Piano (Jane Campion, 1993) Optimum Releasing [R2-UK]
A Slightly Pregnant Man (Jacques Demy, 1973) Koch Lorber
The Branches of the Tree (Les Branches de l'arbre, Shakha Proshakha) (Satyajit Ray, 1990) Vision Vidéo [R2-France]
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975) Warner [R2-UK]
Hangmen Also Die (Fritz Lang, 1943) [R2-UK]
Lost Embrace (Daniel Burman, 2003) New Yorker
Metropolitan (Whit Stillman, 1990) Criterion
Raise the Red Lantern (Yimou Zhang, 1991) Razor
The World (Jia Zhang Ke, 2004) Zeitgeist
The Bicycle Thieves (Vittorio De Sica, 1948) Arrow [R2-UK]
Claire Dolan (Lodge Kerrigan, 1998) New Yorker
Death in Gaza (James Miller, 2003) HBO
Death in Gaza (James Miller, 2003) Warner [R2-UK]
La Double vie de Véronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) mk2 [R2-France]
Edvard Munch (Peter Watkins, 1976) New Yorker
Fantômas (Louis Feuillade, 1913) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Miracle in Milan (Vittorio De Sica, 1950) Arrow [R2-UK]
The Sun (Alexandr Sokurov, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
The Taebaek Mountains (Im Kwon-taek, 1995) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]
Twenty-four Eyes (Keisuke Kinoshita, 1954) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Dog Day Afternoon (Sidney Lumet, 1975) Warner
The Buster Keaton Chronicles (Keaton) Network [R2-UK]
Kind Hearts and Coronets (Robert Hamer, 1949) Criterion
Master of the House (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1925) bfi [R2-UK]
Ordet (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1954) bfi [R2-UK]
Rendez-vous (Andre Téchiné, 1985) Second Sight [R2-UK]
Three...Extremes (Fruit Chan/Takashi Miike/Park Chan-wook, 2004) Lions Gate
Werckmeiser Harmonies (Béla Tarr, 2000) Facets
Prix de beauté (Augusto Genina, 1930) Kino
The Taisho Trilogy: Kagero-za/Zigeunerweisen/Yumeji (Seijun Suzuki, 1981/1991) Kino
Dear Wendy (Thomas Vinterberg, 2005) Wellspring
Good Morning, Night (Marco Bellochio, 2003) Wellspring
Oyster Farmer (Anna Reeves, 2004) Home Vision
Searching For The Wrong-Eyed Jesus (Andrew Douglas, 2003) Home Vision
The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach, 2005) Columbia/TriStar
Sequins (Éléonore Faucher, 2004) New Yorker
La Captive (Chantal Akerman, 2000) Kino
The Cyclist (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1989) Kino
The Emigrant (Youssef Chahine, 1994) Kino
49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941) Warner [R2-France]
Going By (Iraj Karimi, 2001) Facets
Human Resources (Laurent Cantet, 1999) Kino
The Other (Youssef Chahine, 1999) Kino
Pulse (Kairo) (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2004) Magnolia
Three Films by Raoul Ruiz: Suspended Vocation (1977)/The Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting (1979)/Three Crowns of a Sailor (1983) (Ruiz) Blaq Out [R2-France]
Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien, 2005) First Distributors [R0-Hong Kong]
The Woman on the Beach (La Femme sur la plage) (Jean Renoir, 1947) Editions Montparnasse [R2-France]
Bukowski: Born Into This (John Dullaghan, 2002) Magnolia
Free Cinema (various, 1952-1963) bfi [R2-UK]
Princess Raccoon (Operetta tanuki goten) (Seijun Suzuki, 2005) Silver Kent [R0-Hong Kong]
Johan van der Keuken Vol. 1: I Love Dollars/Beauty/Un moment de silence/L'oeil au-dessus du puits/Lucebert, temps et adieux/La question sans réponse/On Animal Locomotion/Face Value/Le masque (van der Keuken) Arte [R2-France]
Johan van der Keuken Vol. 2: Cuivres débridés à la rencontre du Swing/Sarajevo Film Festival/Temps / Travail/Johan ven der Keuken/Amsterdam Global Village/Amsterdam Afterbeat/To Sang Fotostudio/Vivre avec les yeux/L'entretien (van der Keuken) Arte [R2-France]

Week of 3/27
After the Rehearsal (Ingmar Bergman, 1984) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
The Bridesmaid (La Demoiselle d'honneur) (Claude Chabrol, 2004) Cinefilm [R2-UK]
Capricious Summer (Jirí Menzel, 1967) Facets
Charulata (Satyajit Ray, 1964) Bollywood Films Limited [R2-UK]
The Children are Watching (Vittorio De Sica, 1944) Criterion
Come, Come, Come Upward (Im Kwon-taek, 1989) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]
Day of Wrath (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1943) bfi [R2-UK]
Exiles (Tony Gatlif, 2004) Home Vision
Familia Rodante (Pablo Trapero, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Festival (Im Kwon-taek, 1996) Spectrum [R3-Hong Kong]
Gertrud (Carl Theodor Dreyer, 1964) bfi [R2-UK]
The Gladiators (Peter Watkins, 1969) New Yorker
Love is the Devil (John Maybury, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Mahapurush (The Saint) (Satyajit Ray, 1965) Bollywood Films Limited [R2-UK]
Pulse (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 2001) Optimum [R2-UK]
The Red and the White (Miklós Jancsó, 1967) Second Run [R2-UK]
Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Story of Qiu Ju (Zhang Yimou, 1992) Sony
3 Films by Louis Malle: Murmur of the Heart/Lacombe Lucien/Au revoir les enfants (Malle, 1971/1974/1987) Criterion
Triumph of the Will (Leni Riefenstahl, 1934) Synapse Video
Visions of Light (Arnold Glassman, 1992) bfi [R2-UK]
Week of 4/3
Black Narcissus (Le Narcisse noir) (Powell and Pressburger, 1947) Warner [R2-France]
Histoire(s) du cinéma (Jean-Luc Godard, 2000) Gaumont [R2-France] (English subs?)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (Powell and Pressburger, 1943) Warner [R2-France]
The President's Last Bang (Im Sang-soo, 20050 Kino
The Red Shoes (Les Chaussons rouges) (Powell and Pressburger, 1948) Warner [R2-France][/color]
Ushpizin (Gidi Dar, 2005) New Line
Week of 4/10
The Cremator (Juraj Herz, 1968) Second Run [R2-UK]
Week of 4/17
Claude Chabrol Box Set: Les Biches/La Femme infidele/Que la bete meure/Le Boucher/Juste avant la nuit/Le Noces rouge/Nada/Madame Bovary (Chabrol) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]
The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, 1977) Kino
The Complete Mr. Arkadin (aka Confidential Report) (Welles, 1955) Criterion
L'Enfant (Jean-Luc and Pierre Dardenne, 2005) Blaq Out [R2-France]
Second Circle (Alexandr Sokurov, 1990) Kino
Swamp Water (Jean Renoir, 1941) Fox [R2-UK]
Toni (Jean Renoir, 1934) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Week of 4/24
The Robert Altman Collection: M*A*S*H, A Perfect Couple, Quintet, A Wedding (Altman) Fox
Blissfully Yours (Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2002) Second Run [R2-UK]
Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985) Nouveaux Pictures [R2-UK]
Damnation (Béla Tarr) Facets
The Double Life of Veronique (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1991) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Effi Briest (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1974) [R2-UK]
Elevator to the Gallows (Louis Malle, 1957) Criterion
Every Little Thing (Nicolas Philibert, 1997) Second Run [R2-UK]
Fists in the Pocket (Marco Bellochio, 1965) Criterion
The Guard From Underground (Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1992) Arts Magic
Hotel du Nord (Marcel Carné, 1938) Soda Pictures [R2-UK]
The Intruder (L'Intrus) (Claire Denis, 2004) Wellspring
The Kingdom (Lars Trier, 1994) Tartan [R2-UK]
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (Julio Medem, 1998) Home Vision
Mother Joan of Angels (Jerzy Kawalerowicz) Polart
Ozu Collection 3: Tokyo Twilight/Equinox Flower/Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1957/1958/1959) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Passenger (Michelango Antonioni, 1976) Sony
Tickets (Abbas Kiarostami/Ken Loach/Ermanno Olmi, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Videograms of a Revolution (Harun Farocki, 1992) Facets
Where Green Ants Dream (Werner Herzog, 1984) Tango Entertainment
Where the Truth Lies (Atom Egoyan, 2005) Momentum Pictures [R2-UK]
Yûkoku (Patriotism) (Yukio Mishima, 1966) [R2-Japan]
Week of 5/1
The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1972) [R2-UK]
Fear Eats the Soul (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) Arrow [R2-UK]
Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog, 2005) Momentum Pictures [R2-UK]
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979) [R2-UK]
The Merchant of Four Seasons (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1971) Arrow [R2-UK]
Tennessee Williams Film Collection: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof/A Streetcar Named Desire/Sweet Bird of Youth/Night of the Iguana/Baby Doll/The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (various) Warner
Week of 5/8
The 400 Blows (Francois Truffaut, 1959) Criterion
Late Spring (Yasujiro Ozu, 1949) Criterion
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2006) New Line
Week of 5/15
Benny's Video (Michael Haneke, 1992) Kino
Christ Stopped at Eboli (Francesco Rosi, 1979) [R2-UK]
Funny Games (Michael Haneke, 1997) Kino
Letter From an Unknown Woman (Max Ophüls, 1948) Paramount
The Seventh Continent (Michael Haneke, 1989) Kino
71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (Michael Haneke, 1994) Kino
Week of 5/22
Abhijan (The Expedition) (Satyajit Ray, 1964) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Black Cat, White Cat (Emir Kusturica, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Blind Beast (Yasuzo Masumura, 1969) [R2-UK]
Harlan County, U.S.A. (Barbara Kopple, 1976) Criterion
Kwaidan (Masaki Kobayashi, 1964) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Loulou (Maurice Pialat, 1980) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Monsieur Hire (Patrice Leconte, 1989) Second Sight [R2-UK]
The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005) [R2-UK]
Pleasant Days (Kornél Mundruczó, 2002) Tartan [R2-UK]
Toto the Hero (Jaco Van Dormael, 1991) Second Sight [R2-UK]
Viridiana (Luis Buñuel, 1961) Criterion
Wall (Simone Bitton, 2004) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Week of 5/29
Music in Darkness (Ingmar Bergman, 1947) Tartan [R2-UK]
Prison (Ingmar Bergman, 1949) Tartan [R2-UK]
Week of 6/5
À nos amours (Maurice Pialat, 1983) Criterion
Louis Malle Collection Vol. 1: Elevator to the Gallows (1958)/Les Amants (1958)/Zazie dan le metro/Le Feu follet (1963) (Malle) Optimum [R2-UK]
Sympathy for the Devil (Jean-Luc Godard, 1968) Fabulous Films [R2-UK]
Week of 6/19
Almodóvar Vol. 2: Matador/Law of Desire/Kika/The Flower of My Secret (Pedro Almodóvar) Optimum [R2-UK]
Caché (Michael Haneke, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
The Loved One (Tony Richardson, 1965) Warner
Ludwig (Luchino Visconti, 1972) [R2-UK]
Week of 6/26
L'Humanité (Bruno Dumont, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Red Angel (Yasuzo Masumura, 1966) [R2-UK]
Strayed (André Téchiné, 2003) Soda Pictures [R2-UK]
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Johanna (Kornél Mundruczó, 2005) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
In the works
The Age of Illusions (Álmodozások kora) (Istvan Szabo, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
La Bête humaine (Jean Renoir, 1938) Criterion
The Boys of Paul Street (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
A Canterbury Tale (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, 1944) Criterion
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Jacques Rivette, 1974) New Yorker
Claire's Knee (Eric Rohmer, France) Criterion
Confidence (Istvan Szabo, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
The Confrontation (Fényes szelek) (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
The Corporal and the Others (Márton Keleti, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
Dead Pigeon on Beethoven Street (Samuel Fuller, 1973) Fantoma
Dismissed From Life (Waldemar Krzystek, 1992) Facets
Dodes' Ka-den (Akira Kurosawa, Japan)
Eisenstein: The Silent Years (Segei Eisenstein, USSR) Criterion
The Films of Kenneth Anger (Kenneth Anger, US) Fantoma
49th Parallel (Michael Powell, 1941) Criterion
The Horse (Charles Burnett, 1973) Milestone
Ivan's Childhood (Tarkovsky, USSR) Criterion
Just Before Nightfall (Juste avant la nuit) (Claude Chabrol, France) Pathfinder
Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995) Criterion
Killer of Sheep (Charles Burnett, 1977) Milestone
Last Year at Marienbad (Alain Resnais) Criterion
The Love of Sunya (Albert Parker, US) Kino
Mala Noche (Van Sant, US) Plexifilm
A Matter of Life and Death (aka Stairway to Heaven) (Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, UK) Columbia/TriStar
Mr. Hannibal (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
My Brother's Wedding (Charles Burnett, 1983) Milestone
My Night at Maud's (Eric Rohmer, France) Criterion
Los Olvidados (Luis Buñuel, 1950) Koch Lorber
The Only Son (Yasujiro Ozu, 1936) Criterion
Phantom (F.W. Murnau, 1922) Flicker Alley
The Round-Up (Miklós Jancsó, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
La Route de corinthe (Claude Chabrol, France) Pathfinder
Sanshiro Sugata (Akira Kurosawa, Japan) Criterion
Seven Samurai (Akira Kurosawa, 1954) Criterion
Several Friends (Charles Burnett, 1969) Milestone
Two Half Times in Hell (Zoltan Fabri, Hungary) 21st Century DreamQuest Films [R1-Canada]
Wim Wenders Collection 2: American Friend, Lightning Over Water/Aufzeichnungen zu Kleidern und Staedten/The Scarlet Letter/Tokyo-Ga/The Wrong Move/Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky/Room 666 (Wenders) Anchor Bay
When It Rains (Charles Burnett, 1995) Milestone
Why Does Herr R. Run Amok? (Fassbinder, 1970) Fantoma
Alexander the Great (Theo Angelopoulos, 1980) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Autumn Afternoon (Yasujiro Ozu, 1962) Tartan [R2-UK]
Baisers voles (Stolen Kisses) (Francois Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Beekeeper (Theo Angelopoulos, 1986) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Coffret Bresson: Un Condamné à mort c'est echappé (A Man Escaped)/Lancelot du lac/Le Diable probablement (The Devil Probably) (Robert Bresson, 1956/1974/1976) Gaumont [R2-France] (no English subs, also available separately)
The Chess Players (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard, 1966) AV Channel [R2-Australia]
Coffret Jean-Paul Civeyrac: La Vie selon Luc/Ni d'Eve ni d'Adam/Les Solitaires/Fantômes/Le Doux amour des hommes/Toutes ces belles promesses/Tristesse beau visage, A travers la forêt/ Jean-Paul Civeyrac: interstices [Civeyrac] Blaq Out [R2-France]
Days and Nights in the Forest (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Days of 36 (Theo Angelopoulos, 1972) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Dersu Uzala (Akira Kurosawa, 1975) Arrow Film Distributors [R2-UK]
Devi (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
The Devil, Probably (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
The Devils (Ken Russell, UK) [R2-UK]
Diary of a Lost Girl (G.W. Pabst, Germany) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Doctor Mabuse I & II (Fritz Lang, Germany) Eureka [R2-UK]
Dossier 51 (Michel Deville, 1978) C'est La Vie [R2-UK]
Early Summer (Yasujiro Ozu, 1951) Tartan [R2-UK]
Equinox Flower (Yasujiro Ozu, 1958) Tartan [R2-UK]
Eternity and a Day (Theo Angelopoulos, 1998) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Eva (Gustaf Molander, 1948) Tartan [R2-UK]
F For Fake (Orson Welles, 1973) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Faust (F.W. Murnau, 1926) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Five (aka Five Dedicated to Ozu) (Abbas Kiarostami, 2003) bfi [R2-UK]
Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1970) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Good Morning (Yasujiro Ozu, 1959) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Hunters (Theo Angelopoulos, 1977) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
L'Innocente (Luchino Visconti, 1976) Nouveaux Pictures [R2-UK]
Kasaba/Clouds of May (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 1998/2000) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Buster Keaton: The Short Films, 1917-1923 (Keaton) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Lancelot du Lac (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Landscape in the Mist (Theo Angelopoulos, 1988) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
A Long Weekend in Pest and Buda (Karoly Makk, 2003) Second Run [R2-UK]
Luc Moullet Box Set (Moullet, France) Gemini Films [R2-France]
A Man Escaped (Robert Bresson, France) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Markéta Lazarová (František Vlácil, 1967) Second Run [R2-UK]
Mikio Naruse Box Set: Repast (1951)/Sound of The Mountain (1954)/Flowing (1956) (Naruse) Eureka/MoC
Die Nibelungen I & II (Fritz Lang, Germany) Eureka/MoC [R2-UK]
Pakeezah (Kamal Amroshi, India) bfi [R2-UK]
Paris nous appartient (Rivette, 1960) MK2 R2 FrancePassenger (Andrzej Munk, 1963) Second Run [R2-UK]
Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1947) Eureka/MoC
The Passion of Joan of Arc (Carl Theodor Dreyer, Denmark) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Pasolini Box Set: Accatone/RogoPag/Hawks and Sparrows (Pasolini, 1961/1963/1966) Tartan [R2-UK]
Reconstruction (Theo Angelopoulos, 1970) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Sátántangó Tarr, 1994) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
La Separation (Christian Vincent, France) [R2-UK]
Shoeshine (Vittorio De Sica, 1947) Eureka/MoC
The Silence Between Two Thoughts (Babak Payami, 2003) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Sixth Happiness (Waris Hussein, UK) bfi [R2-UK]
Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, Sweden) Tartan [R2-UK]
The Suspended Step of the Stork (Theo Angelopoulos, 1991) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Three Daughters (Satyajit Ray, India) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Tirez sur le pianiste (Shoot The Piano Player) (Francois Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2-UK]]
The Travelling Players (Theo Angelopoulos, 1975) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Ulysses' Gaze (Theo Angelopoulos, 1197) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film [R2-UK] bfi
Voyage to Cythera (Theo Angelopoulos, 1984) Artificial Eye [R2-UK]

Gary Tooze

Senior HTF Member
Jul 3, 2000
Firstly a Big Thanks to Pascal for running this for so long. His dedication and commitement in the past are extremely appreciated by myself and many many others.
and thanks to you Donald for taking over a task that is often never thanked enough for the amount of work it takes to maintain. ( and congrats on your 1000th post !!! )
I don't have anything to add to the list right now, but I will try my best to help out with occasional posting of what Foreign Films I find are coming out in the future.

Ted Todorov

Senior HTF Member
Aug 17, 2000
Thanks Pascal & Donald! You can count on me for any weird French stuff I come across.
BTW, Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [DVD-R2 (UK)] which is listed as a 1/22 pre-order has been available for the last year from MK2 (France) with English subtitles on the movie and all the supplements including te commentary track. Highly recommended as is the box set it is part of.
I don't know if it is within the scope of this thread, but it also might be useful for people to report on transfer, etc. quality of discs that have been listed here and they have ended up purchasing/renting.

Ali B

Second Unit
Oct 22, 2000
yeah, it would be nice if anyone who actually gets the discs mentioned to post even a small review of disc quality (we can get film elsewhere).
On this matter, has anyone got the Artisan release of Von Triers Breaking the Waves? It seems to be very cheap (~£7). Also, has anyone ordered Facets Close-Up disc? It'll cost me almost $40 US for that shipped to the UK, which makes it the most expensive disc I will have bought bif I decide to get it (along with Brazil).


Stunt Coordinator
Sep 18, 2001
Like Ted pointed out, it would really be a good feature to post quality of transfer, sound, subtitles and extras of discs once someone got them.
Also, I think they should be stored somewhere - I would be willing to offer a www-page where we could store all that information in order to be able to easily look for titles and their quality - any opinions on this?
Sebastian. :)

Pascal A

Second Unit
Aug 2, 2000
Thanks for taking over the list, Donald; it's very much appreciated.
Amazon has finally posted the DVD cover for the 3/5 release of Electra and it is, indeed, the 1962 Michael Cacoyannis film with Irene Papas. :emoji_thumbsup:

Brook K

Senior HTF Member
Feb 22, 2000
Breaking the Waves is so-so, not great but not horrible transfer wise. Given that it is one of the best films of the 90's and so cheap, it's a no brainer purchase, imho.

Ali B

Second Unit
Oct 22, 2000
I was just dreading the box specs being wrong and ending up with a VHS quality P&S transfer.

Breaking the WAves woudl proabably be a good film for Criterion to license since they seem to have a good relationshio with Artisan.


Ted Todorov

Senior HTF Member
Aug 17, 2000
I'm reserving this spot for archiving titles as they scroll off the top. It is mainly for my own edification, as I rarely pre-order, but I'm sure others will find it useful too:

*Means I have it -- if anyone is very interested in the quality, I'll try and watch at least some of it.

+Means it is on my "must buy" list.

The Following (Nolan, UK) Columbia Tristar

Baise-moi/Rape Me (Despentes & Trinh Thi, France)

The Circle (Panahi, Iran) Fox Lorber

The Scent of Green Papaya (Tran, France) Columbia/Tristar

The Vertical Ray Of The Sun (Tran, France) [16 x 9] Columbia/Tristar

Sugar Cane Alley (Rue cases nègres) (Palcy, France) New Yorker

Of Freaks and Men (Balobanov, Russia) Image*

Blind Beast (Masumura, Japan) Image

Snapper (Frears, UK) Miramax

Moulin Rouge (Luhrmann, Australia/US) Fox+

The Waterdance (Jimenez/Steinberg, US) Columbia Tristar *

Jakob, der Lügner (Beyer, Germany [DEFA])

Yellow Fountain (Santesmases, France/Spain) Vanguard

Accident (Losey, UK) Anchor Bay

The Servant (Losey, UK) Anchor Bay

Melies The Magician – Facets doumentary

Giacometti – Facets doumentary

Truly, Madly, Deeply (Mighella, UK) MGM

Maria's Lovers (Konchalovsky, US) MGM

The Good Wife (Cameron, Australia)

Lonely Hearts (P. Cox/Ichikawa, Australia) MGM

Jack and Sarah (Sullivan, UK) MGM

Parfait Amour! (Briellat, France) Fox Lorber+ (Not Yet out!)

A Real Young Girl (Briellat, France) Fox Lorber

Liam (Frears, UK) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]

Solas (Zambrano, Spain) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]

The Farewell (Schütte, Germany) Artificial Eye [DVD-R2 (UK)] [16 x 9]

Brother (Kitano, Japan) Columbia Tristar

Secret Defense (Jacques Rivette, France) Image*

Gang of Four (Jacques Rivette, France) Image *

Wuthering Heights (Jacques Rivette, France) Image *

The Clockmaker (Tavernier, France) Kino+

The Red and the White (Jancsó, Hungary) Kino [16 x 9]

Life on a String (Chen, China) Kino

Fata Morgana/Lessons in Darkness (Herzog) Anchor Bay

Heart of Glass (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay

Strozek (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay

Little Dieter Needs to Fly (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay

The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser (Herzog, Germany) Anchor Bay

Seconds (Frankenheimer, US) Paramount

MASH (Robert Altman, US) Fox *

Belle de Jour (Bunuel, France) Miramax

Young Girls of Rochefort (Demy, France) Miramax

Light Keeps Me Company (Nykvist, Sweden) First Run

Pavilion of Women (Yim Ho/Luo Yan, US) Universal

La Promesse (Dardenne, Belgium) New Yorker

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (Blier, France) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]*

Going Places (Blier, France) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]*

Honky Tonk Freeway (Schlesinger, US) Anchor Bay [16 x 9]

Earth (Dovzhenko, Russia) Image

Me and Issac Newton (Apted, US)

Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (Gowariker, India)Columbia

Purple Noon (Clement, France) Sony

Children of Paradise (Carne, France) Criterion+

Le Magnifique (de Brocka, Italy/France) Image

Lisa Picard Is Famous (Dunne, US) First Look

A Real Young Girl (Breillat, France) Fox Lorber

Andrei Rublev (Tarkovsky, Russia) Artificial Eye [R2 - UK]

Battle Royale (Fukasaku, Japan) Tartan [R2 - UK]

Bread And Roses (Loach, UK/US) Film Four [R2 - UK]

Jules and Jim (Truffaut, France) Tartan [R2 - UK] *(MK2 France)

Nosferatu: A Symphony Of Horrors (Murnau, Germany) BFI [R2 - UK]

QUERELLE (Fassbinder,Germany) Second Sight [R2 - UK]

SOLARIS (Tarkovsky, USSR) Artificial Eye [R2 - UK]+

Very Annie Mary (Sugarman, UK) Film Four [DVD-R2 (UK)]

Vacas (Medem, Spain) Vanguard*

The Princess and the Warrior (Tykwer, Germany) Columbia Tristar

Taxi 2 (Krawczyk, France) [R2 - UK] [16 x 9]

Asoka (Sivan, India) [R2 - UK] [16 x 9]


Supporting Actor
Mar 30, 2000
Updated with the following titles:


The Heartbreak Kid (May, US)


Gesualdo - Death for Five Voices (Herzog, Germany)

Career Girls (Leigh, UK) [R2]

Life is Sweet (Leigh, UK) [R2]

Tree of Wooden Clogs (Olmi, Italy) [R2]


Some Folks Call It A Sling Blade (Hickenlooper, US) [Note that this is already available on the short film compilation Short Vol. 1]


Light Sleeper (Schrader, US)

Slapstick Encyclopedia (US)

Dekalog - The Ten Commandments - Parts 1-5 (Kieslowski, Poland) [R2]

Dekalog - The Ten Commandments - Parts 6-10 (Kieslowski, Poland) [R2]

Rocco and His Brothers (Visconti, Italy) [R2]


Barcelona (Stillman, US)


At the Height of Summer (Tran, France/Vietnam) [R2]

Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
I see that Light Sleeper is on your list. Do you have any details on this DVD as the one that is already out is full frame. I'm dying to get this on DVD but only OAR. Thanks.


Supporting Actor
Mar 30, 2000
I wish I knew, Jay; I haven't found any detailed specs for it. The first release doesn't seem to be out of print, so hopefully this new edition will distinguish itself by having a widescreen presentation.

Ali B

Second Unit
Oct 22, 2000
A couple of rumoured R2 UK titles:

Delicatessen - 19/04/02

Devil¹s Backbone, The - 25/03/02

These are obviously rumoured dates only - perhaps add to the 'in the works' section with the date in brackets.


Jay E

Senior HTF Member
May 30, 2000
Well I just found out at DVDfile that Light Sleeper is simply a re-packaging of the earlier full franme DVD. I guess I can strike it off my "DVD's to pre-order" list.

Brook K

Senior HTF Member
Feb 22, 2000
Would be great if Delicatessen comes out in England. Be nice if they'd pick up the Doinel box and sub the extras.


Supporting Actor
Mar 30, 2000
Thanks for the tip, Walter!

Gohatto is a wonderfully entrancing film and the all-region DVD edition that's currently available from Hong Kong is of pretty decent quality, but this review indicates that the upcoming R1 disc will surpass it. It's odd that review copies would have been sent out already when this disc isn't even being solicited for preorder yet.


Supporting Actor
Mar 30, 2000
Okay, mystery solved. I emailed Glenn Erickson to ask if knew what the release date for Gohatto might be...it turns out this DVD is from Canada and is already available.
It would seem Glenn's copy was obtained throughLink Removed, but I imagine other Canadian vendors should also have it.

Ted Todorov

Senior HTF Member
Aug 17, 2000
The latest release date for Parfait Amour! (Breillat, France) Fox Lorber is Feb. 26th according to Amazon.com

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