2013 | MY DVD Beaver Year-End List

This is the list I submitted to the invaluable website DVDBeaver.com for the best blu-ray and DVD releases of the year for inclusion in its end-of-the-year list compiled from the lists of critics, journalists and cinephiles. I’m of the latter. Enjoy. — David D. Robbins Jr.

Top 10 Blu-ray Releases of 2013
Title (Director, Year) Release company; Region code
T1. City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931) Criterion; RA
T1. Monsieur Verdoux (Charlie Chaplin, 1947) Criterion; RA
2. 3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman
(Rossellini, 1940s) Criterion; RA
3. Shoah (Claude Lanzmann, 1985) Criterion; RA
4. To Be Or Not To Be (Ernst Lubitsch, 1942) Criterion; RA
5. The Big Parade (King Vidor, 1925) Warner; ALL
6. Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman (Various, 1962-1973) Criterion, RA
7. The Big Gundown (Sergio Sollima, 1968) Grindhouse; RA
8. Two Men in Manhattan (Jean Pierre Melville, 1959) Cohen Media Group; RA
9. I Married a Witch (René Clair, 1942) Criterion, RA
10. Vivien Leigh Anniversary Collection (Various, 1937-1938) Cohen Media Group; RA

Honorable Mention BDs:
Wake In Fright (Ted Kotcheff, 1971) Image Entertainment; RA-NTSC
Tristana (Luis Bunuel, 1970) Cohen Media Group; RA-NTSC
Jubal (Delmer Daves, 1956) Criterion; RA
The Devil And Miss Jones (Sam Wood, 1941) Olive Films, RA-NTSC
The Master (P.T. Anderson, 2012) Starz/Anchor Bay; RA-NTSC
The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk, 1957) Masters of Cinema/Eureka Video; RB

Top 10 SD-DVD Releases of 2013
1. Early Fassbinder (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1969-1970) Criterion, RA
2. Lost and Found: American Treasures from the New Zealand Film Archive (Various, 1914-1928) Image Entertainment, NTSC
T3. Carole Lombard in the Thirties (Various, 1930s), Sony Pictures/TCM; RA-NTSC
T3. Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 7 (Various, 1932-1933) Warner; ALL
4. The Complete Existing Films of Sadao Yamanaka (Yamanaka, 1935-1937) Masters of Cinema/Eureka Video; RB
5. French Masterworks: Russian Emigres in Paris 1923-1928 (Various, 1923-1928) Flicker Alley; ALL
6. Me And My Gal (Raoul Walsh, 1932) Fox; ALL-NTSC
7. Thanks a Million (Roy Del Ruth, 1935) Fox; ALL-NTSC
8. The Merry Widow (Ernst Lubitsch, 1934) Warner; ALL-NTSC
9. Little Man, What Now? (Frank Borzage, 1934) Universal; ALL-NTSC
10. Classic Westerns (Various, 1940-1951), Universal; RA

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