L'Argent (Flicker Alley BD $39.95) L’Herbier’s 1928 adaptation of the classic Zola novel, updated to 1920s Paris.
Blackmail (Kino Lorber BD $29.95) Alfred Hitchcock’s first sound film (1929); a woman kills a man who tries to assault her, and her police officer boyfriend tries to cover up the crime, but with bad results. Also includes the rare silent version of the film, with a new score by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra.
Django the Bastard (Synapse BD $24.95, DVD $19.95) Sergio Garrone’s 1969 horror western; this is the American cut of the film, entitled Strangers Gundown.
Forbidden World (Shout! Factory BD $24.95) Not very good (to say the least) 1982 Alien ripoff from Roger Corman’s production company.
Galaxy of Terror (Shout! Factory BD $24.95) Not very good (to say the least) 1981 Alien ripoff from Roger Corman’s production company.
The Inland Sea (Criterion BD $29.99, DVD $19.99) Lucille Cara’s 1992 documentary about a trip through Japan’s Inland Sea, following the trail of author Donald Richie twenty years earlier.
Moonfleet (Warner Archive BD $21.99) 1955 adventure from director Fritz Lang; a little boy, pirates, that sort of thing. Stewart Granger, Joan Greenwood and George Sanders star.
Murder! (Kino Lorber BD $29.95) Another early Hitchcock talkie, this from 1930. Includes Mary, the German-language version of the film with a mostly different cast (but also apparently directed by Hitchcock).
Port of Shadows (Kino Lorber BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) French noir-type film from 1938, directed by Marcel Carné and starring Jean Gabin. An all-time great, and also available today, same company, format, and prices, Gabin in the 1954 crime film Touchez Pas au Grisbi and the 1955 gangster film Razzia sur la Chnouf.
Public Defender: The Official 2nd Season (ClassicFlix DVD $59.95) 43 episodes (that's a LONG season) of the early '50s show with Reed Hadley, from the Hal Roach Studio masters.
Tarzan, the Ape Man / Tarzan Escapes (Warner Archive DVD $17.99) And our friends at the Archive begin reissuing the classic Johnny Weissmuller/Maureen O’Sullivan pictures as twofers. Also out today, same price, Tarzan and his Mate / Tarzan Finds a Son!
The Ugly American (Mill Creek BD $14.98) 1963 political adventure based on the best-selling novel, starring Marlon Brando.
Wagon Master (Warner Archive BD $21.99) Great 1950 western from John Ford; it seems like a John Wayne picture without Wayne in it, but it stars Ben Johnson, Harry Carey Jr., Joanne Dru, and Ward Bond.
White Line Fever (Mill Creek BD $14.95) Truck drivin’ action with Jan-Michael Vincent, 1975