Alice Guy Blaché Volume 1: The Gaumont Years and Volume 2: The Solax Years (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95, sold separately) Each volume contains more than a dozen films she produced during the early years of cinema (1898-1914) in Britain and America.
Cannibal Apocalypse (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) John Saxon stars, so be warned. It’s an Italian-American horror from 1980.
Force 10 from Navarone (Kino Lorber BD $29.95) Belated 1978 sequel to the 1961 classic, with Gregory Peck and David Niven now Robert Shaw and Edward Fox. Harrison Ford and Richard Kiel are in it, too, and Guy Hamilton directed, but nobody seems much impressed by it.
The Intrigue: The Films of Julia Crawford Ivers (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) Three features and a surviving fragment of another, all written and/or directed by Paramount’s pioneering female filmmaker of more than a century ago.
The Loners + Dragon Vs Needles Of Death (Drive-in Double Feature #7) [Dark Force Entertainment BD $29.95) A pair of action movies, I’m guessing by the titles. The first is from 1972 and features Dean Stockwell and the second is from 1976 and doesn’t.
Man in the Shadow (Kino Lorber BD $24.95) Jack Arnold took a break from monster pictures to make a western with good guy Jeff Chandler and villain Orson Welles (the latter of whom supposedly rewrote part of the picture and suggested some ideas to the director).
The Runner Stumbles (Kino BD $29.95, DVD $19.95) Father Dick Van Dyke and Sister Kathleen Quinlan fall in “a forbidden love” in Stanley Kramer’s final film, 1979.
Salesman (Criterion BD $39.95, DVD $29.95) Acclaimed 1969 low-budget documentary about, um, bible salesmen. Huh. You can get one for free right in your nightstand simply by staying in a cheap motel, you know.
The Stalking Moon (Warner Archive BD $21.99) The producer, director, and star of To Kill a Mockingbird reunited in 1968 for a western. Eva Marie Saint joins Gregory Peck.
Their Finest Hour: 5 British WWII Classics (Film Movement BD $84.95) Well, this is interesting: more than three hours of bonus material, plus the films Went the Day Well? (1942) with Mervyn Johns and Leslie Banks; The Colditz Story (1955) with John Mills; The Dam Busters (1955) with Richard Todd; and Dunkirk and Ice Cold in Alex (both 1958), both starring Mr. Mills.
Tom & Jerry: Golden Collection Vol. 1 (Warner Archive BD $24.99) Reissue; there’s never been a Vol. 2. This contains the first 37 T&J cartoons.
Universal Horror Collection: Volume 4 (Shout! Factory BD $69.97) The pickin’s are getting slimmer; this has Karloff and Lugosi in some of their least-cherished films, including Night Key (1937) with Boris; billed as a horror film, but it isn’t; Night Monster (1942) with Bela, who is wasted as a butler with not much to do in the entire picture; The Climax (1944), Universal’s follow-up to the Claude Rains Phantom of the Opera, without a Phantom but with Boris, and it’s in Technicolor – it just isn’t very good; and finally the tasteless, tacky House of Horrors (1946) with Rondo Hatton.