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Films I Viewed in 2021

(SB)=seen before

All films not made in English were viewed in the original language with English subtitles unless otherwise specified.

I am not subscribed to any streaming service, and the majority of my viewing has been on DVD. I got my VCR set up on July 1, which I use mostly for rarities, often purchased from video stores in the early 2000s VHS phase-out, which I generally limited to independent films released by independent video companies.  I usually specify I watched VHS only if there is something inferior to the presentation, such as cropping or English dubbing, which I already note for DVD.  (On most DVDs, watching the film dubbed is optional, but some releases do not include the original language track, especially the European family films I’ve been buying from Dollar Tree, which are English-only, even though they do have subtitle options.)  I got my TV antenna set up around Thanksgiving.  The reception is not great, especially when the J train passes by my window and often throws it off entirely, so that has to be taken into account for the TV shows I watched off-air.

[with my laptop screen still cracked, I’m mostly limiting my viewing to YouTube talking heads in default mode]

1/22 – Tableau Vivant of the Delirium Constructions (Sarah Small, 2011) 8

2/14 – Mayor (David Osit, 2020) 8
2/21 – What Is it About Indianapolis? (Paul T. Wilson, Michael S. Davis, 1971) 6

[laptop repaired 2/24]

2/24 – Once Upon a Time: Broken Heart (Romeo Tirone, 2015) 9
2/25 – World Wide Orphans: Amazing (Luis Severa, 2014) 7
“…. – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (Marc Webb, 2014) 9
2/26 – Alicia Keyes Music Video – Turn It On (2014)
2/28 – Once Upon a Time: Swan Song (Gwyneth Horder-Peyton, 2015) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Souls of the Departed (Ralph Hemecker, 2016) 10

3/1 – Once Upon a Time: Labor of Love (Billy Gierhart, 2016) 9
3/2 – Ingmar Bergman Introduction: Sawdust and Tinsel (Marie Nyreröd, 2003) 5
“….. – Gycklarnas afton/The Evening of the Jesters/Sawdust and Tinsel (Ingmar Bergman, 1953) 9
3/3 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [ audio commentary with writer/executive producer Alex Kurtzman, writer Jeff Pinner, producer Matt Tolmach, executive producer Avi Arad ] [to 52:28] 
3/4 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [ audio commentary with writer/executive producer Alex Kurtzman, writer Jeff Pinner, producer Matt Tolmach, executive producer Avi Arad ] [conclusion] 
“….. – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Deleted & Alternate Scenes Audio Commentary with Director Mark Webb
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Devil’s Due (Alarick Riley, 2016) 9
3/6 – Gycklarnas afton/The Evening of the Jesters/Sawdust and Tinsel [ audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie, author of Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography (July 2007) ] [to 26:13]
3/8 – Baron Prášil/The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (Karel Zeman, 1962) 10
3/11 – Filmový dobrodruh Karel Zeman/Film Adventurer Karel Zeman (Tomáš Hodan, 2015) 9
3/13 – I coltelli del vendicatore/The Knives of the Avenger (John Hold [Mario Bava, Leopoldo Savona], 1966) 8
3/15 – Once Upon a Time: The Brothers Jones (Eagle Egilsson, 2016) 10
3/16 – Monster High: New Ghoul @ School (Audu Paden, Eric Radomski, 2010) 7
“….. – Monster High: Jaundice Brothers (2010) 5
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Our Decay (Steve Pearlman, 2016) 9
3/18 – Proč Karel Zeman film natočil [Baron Prášil]/Why Zeman Made the Film (2016) 7
“….. – Obsazení filmu/The Cast (2016) 7
“….. – Nejlepší trikové scény/His Best Special Effects (2016)
“….. – Karel Zeman, osobnost, na kterou se nezapomíná/Karel Zeman, the Legend Continues (2016) 7
“….. – Svět a Karel Zeman/Karel Zeman and the World (2016) 5 (all clips from Filmový dobrodruh Karel Zeman)
“….. – Baron Prášil/Baron Munchausen Restoration Showreel (2016)
“….. – Museum Promo
“….. – Gycklarnas afton/The Evening of the Jesters/Sawdust and Tinsel [ audio commentary by film scholar Peter Cowie, author of Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography (July 2007) ] [conclusion]
3/21 – Die Wolf-Gäng/The Magic Kids: Three Unlikely Heroes (Tim Trageser, 2020) 5 [dubbed]
3/22 – Lost River (Ryan Gosling, 2015) 9
3/23 – I coltelli del vendicatore/The Knives of the Avenger [ audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark (2019) ] [dubbed–Lucas states that the Italian and its translation were not available to him at the time he recorded the commentary even though he knew that they would be on the DVD]
3/24 – Knives of the Avenger: English language opening
“….. – Red Riding Hood (Catherine Hardwicke, 2011) 9
3/25 – Premature Burial (Roger Corman, 1962) 8
3/26 – Roger Corman Unearths the Premature Burial (Greg Carson, 2002) 6
3/27 – Bell Book and Candle (Richard Quine, 1958) 8
3/28 – Once Upon a Time: Her Handsome Hero (Romeo Tirone, 2016) 10
3/29 – Once Upon a Time: Ruby Slippers (Eriq La Salle, 2016) 9
“….. – Starcrossed: The Musical (Emily DeSena, 2021) 9 [45-minute Zoom condensation]
“….. – Tout en haut du monde / Longway North (Rémi Chayé, 2010?) (conceptual short)
“….. – Tout en haut du monde: Le Making Of/The Making of Long Way North (Robin Pfrimmer, 2015) 8
3/30 – The Epic Journey to Long Way North (2015) 6
3/31 – X: First Class/X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn, 2011) 9

4/1 – Children of the Atom: Filming X-Men: First Class (2011) 8
4/5 – Star Trek: First Contact Day 2021 8
“….. – Doctor Who: The Celestial Toyroom (Bill Sellars, 1966) 8 [2011 Loose Cannon reconstruction]
“….. – Doctor Who: The Hall of Dolls (Bill Sellars, 1966) 8 [2011 Loose Cannon reconstruction]
“….. – Doctor Who: The Dancing Floor (Bill Sellars 1966) [2011 Loose Cannon reconstruction] [to 14:00]
4/6 – Doctor Who: The Dancing Floor (Bill Sellars 1966) 8 [2011 Loose Cannon reconstruction] [conclusion]
“….. – Doctor Who: The Final Test (Bill Sellars, 1966) 8
“….. – This Sporting Life [ audio commentary by Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologize:  The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, author of both the novel and the screenplay (2007) ] [to 51:16]
4/7 – Tout en haut du monde Still Gallery — Character Design (2015)
“….. – Tout en haut du monde Still Gallery — Concept Art (2015)
“….. – Tout en haut du monde Animatics (2015)
4/8 – The Hole (Joe Dante, 2009) 10
4/10 – From Erased to Self-Empowered: Celebrating BIPOC Composers & Librettists (Kelly Kuo, 2021) 9
4/11 – Doctor Who: A Holiday for the Doctor (Rex Tucker, 1966) 9
“….. – Doctor Who: Don’t Shoot the Pianist (Rex Tucker, 1966) 9
4/12 – Doctor Who: Johnny Ringo (Rex Tucker, 1966) 9
“….. – Doctor Who: The O.K. Corral (Rex Tucker, 1966) 9
“….. – Elektra (Rob Bowman, 2005) 7
4/16 – Once Upon a Time: Sisters (Romeo Tirone, 2016) 9
4/22 – Ecologia del delitto [Ecology of the Crime]/Reazione a catena [Chain Reaction]/A Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve/Carnage (Mario Bava, 1971) [ audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark (2013) ] [English version] [to 39:16]
4/23 – Émotion (Nobuhiko Obayashi, 1966) 10
4/24 – Rachel Luann Strayer’s Drowning Ophelia (Grant Williams, James Leagre, 2021) 10
“….. – Cesta do pravěku/The Road to Prehistory/Journey to the Beginning of Time (Karel Zeman, 1955)  7
4/25 – Ecologia del delitto [Ecology of the Crime]/Reazione a catena [Chain Reaction]/A Bay of Blood/Twitch of the Death Nerve/Carnage (Mario Bava, 1971) [ audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark (2013) ] [English version] [conclusion]
4/29 – Carousel (Henry King, 1956) 8
4/30 – The Making of Elektra (Vic Davis, Thomas C. Grane, Jason Groff, 2004) 7
“….. – Elektra: Comic-Con Presentation (2004)
“….. – Elektra: Inside the Editing Room (Rob Bowman, 2004)
“….. – Turns on the Carousel (Keith A. Cox, 2005) 8
“….. – Carousel [feature commentary by Shirley Jones and Nick Redman (2006)]

5/2 – Once Upon a Time: Firebird (Ron Underwood, 2016) 10
5/3 – Once Upon a Time: Last Rites (Craig Powell, 2016) 10
5/5 – Artworks Scotland: Lindsay Anderson: Lucky Man? (Becky Brazil, 2014) 8
5/6 – Mr. Freedom (William Klein, 1968) 10
“….. – Ostře sledované vlaky/Closely Watched Trains (Jiří Menzel, 1966) 7
5/10 – Meet the Pioneers (Lindsay Anderson, 1948) 7
“….. – This Sporting Life [ audio commentary by Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologize:  The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, author of both the novel and the screenplay (2007) ] [to 1:11:42]
5/11 – Wakefield Express: The Portrait of a Newspaper (Lindsay Anderson, 1952) 8
5/13 – 기생충/Kisaengch’ung/Gisaengchung/Helminth/Parasite (Bong Joon-ho, 2019) 10
5/16 – Parasite: Fantastic Fest 2019 Q&A with Director Bong Joon Ho (2019) 7
5/17 – The Director’s Place: Is That All There Is? (Lindsay Anderson, 1993) 8
5/18 – Doctor Who: The Savages Episode 1 (Christopher Barry, 1966) [Loose Cannon Reconstruction] 8
“….. – Doctor Who: The Savages Episode 2 (Christopher Barry, 1966) [Loose Cannon Reconstruction] 8
“….. – Doctor Who: The Savages Episode 3 (Christopher Barry, 1966) [Loose Cannon Reconstruction] 9
“….. – Semi-Tough (Michael Ritchie, 1977) 7
5/21 – Doctor Who: The Savages Episode 4 (Christopher Barry, 1966) [Loose Cannon Reconstruction] 8
5/22 – Skycraft (Adam King, Alan Morrison, Rowan Bettjewan, Mike Glasswell,  2017) 7
5/26 – Alucarda, la hija de las tinieblas/Alucarda, the Daughter of Darkness/Alucarda/Innocents from Hell/Mark of the Devil 3 (Juan López Moctezuma, 1975) 7 [English version]
5/30 – Welt am Draht/World on a Wire (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1973) 9
5/31 – Juan Lopez Moctezuma: A Cultured Maverick (Boum Productions, Ltd, 2002) 7
“….. – Guillermo del Toro on Juan Lopez Moctezuma at the Sitges International Film Festival (Boum Productions, Ltd, 2002) 6

6/1 – This Sporting Life [ audio commentary by Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologize:  The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, author of both the novel and the screenplay (2007) ] [to 1:33:48]
“….. – Через тернии к звёздам/Cherez ternii k zvyozdam/To the Stars by Hard Ways/Humanoid Woman (Richard Viktorov, 1980) 9
6/2 – This Sporting Life [ audio commentary by Paul Ryan, editor of Never Apologize:  The Collected Writings of Lindsay Anderson, and David Storey, author of both the novel and the screenplay (2007) ] [conclusion]
“….. Once Upon a Time: Only You/An Untold Story (Romeo Tirone, Dean White, 2016) 10
6/3 – Королевство кривых зеркал/Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal/The Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (Aleksandr Rou, 1963) 9
6/6 – Королевство кривых зеркал/Korolevstvo krivykh zerkal/Kingdom of Crooked Mirrors (Aleksandr Igudin, 2007) 6 [no subtitles]
6/7 – Glee: Sexy (Ryan Murphy, 2011) 6
“….. – Glee: Original Song (Bradley Buecker, 2011) 8
6/8 – Maleficent (Robert Stromberg, 2014) 10
6/9 – Aurora: Becoming a Beauty (2014) 6
“….. – Strefa nagosci/Nude Area (Urszula Antoniak, 2014) [disc refused to play past 42:25]
6/10 – La frusta e il corpo/Le Corps et le fouet/The Whip and the Body/What (John M. Old [Mario Bava], 1963) 9
6/15 – Ophelia (Claire McCarthy, 2018) 7
6/17 – Interviews with Claire McCarthy (director), Daniel Bobker (producer), David Warren (production designer), Clive Owen (Claudius), Devon Terrell (Horatio), George McKay (Hamlet), Tom Felton (Laertes) (2018) 5
6/17 – Pozhar v Dzhunglyakh/Fire in the Jungle (2008) 4 [no subtitles] [directed by Igudin?]
6/21 – Convoy (Sam Peckinpah, 1978) 8
6/22 – Convoy Featurette: Three Deleted Scenes (Mike Siegel, 2015) 6

[Laptop failed 6/22. DVD player set up 6/29]
6/29 – The End of the Line (Ed Stradling, 2011) 7
“….. – Doctor Who in the News: Tomorrow’s Times: The First Doctor (Marcus Hearn, 2010) 6
“….. – Doctor Who: A Holiday for the Doctor [ audio commentary by actors Peter Purves (Steven), Shane Rimmer (Seth Harper), David Graham (Charlie), production assistant Tristan deVere Cole, and moderator Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf), with info text by David Burt (2011) ]
“….. – Edward II (Derek Jarman, 1991) 9
6/30 – Doctor Who: Don’t Shoot the Pianist [ audio commentary by actors Peter Purves (Steven), Shane Rimmer (Seth Harper), David Graham (Charlie), Richard Beale (Bat Masterson), production assistant Tristan deVere Cole, and moderator Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf), with info text by David Burt) (2011) ]
“….. – Doctor Who: Johnny Ringo [ audio commentary by actors Peter Purves (Steven),  David Graham (Charlie), Richard Beale (Bat Masterson), production assistant Tristan deVere Cole, and moderator Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf), with info text by David Burt) (2011) ]
“….. – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Joachim Rønning, 2019) 8
“….. – Doctor Who: The O.K. Corral [ audio commentary by actors Peter Purves (Steven), Richard Beale (Bat Masterson), production assistant Tristan deVere Cole, and moderator Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf), with info text by David Burt) (2011) ]

[VCR set up July 1]

7/4 – The Hybrids Family (Tony Randel, 2015) 4
7/5 – La frusta e il corpo/Le Corps et le fouet/The Whip and the Body/What [ audio commentary by Tim Lucas, author of Mario Bava: All the Colors of the Dark (2000) ] [English version]
“….. – Laboratory (Allan Sandler, Robert Emmenegger, 1983) 7
7/6 – Gerd Gemünden on World on a Wire (Kate Elmore, 2012) 7
7/7 – Glee: A Night of Neglect (Carol Bunker, 2011) 7
“….. – Glee: Born This Way (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2011) 9
“….. – Convoy [ audio commentary by Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons & Nick Redman (2015) (to 1:07:52) ]
“….. – Riti, magie nere e sgreta orge nel trecenta…/Rites, Black Magic and Rough Orgies in the Fourteenth Century…/Black Magic Rites/The Reincarnation of Isabel (Ralph Brown [Renato Polselli], 1973) 9
7/8 – Director Karel Zeman (Curtis Tsui, 2019) 6
“….. – Journey to the Beginning of Time (Fred Ladd, 1960, adapted from Cesta do pravěku (Karel Zeman, 1955)) 7
“….. – Zrozeni fílmové legendy/The Birth of a Film Legend (2019) 7
“….. – Proč Karel Zeman film natočil [Cesta do pravěku]/Why Zeman Made the Film (2019) 7
“….. – Kde se film natáčel/Where the Film Was Shot (2019) 7
“….. – Special-effects techniques (2019) 7
“….. – Cesta do pravěku: Digital Restoration (UPP, 2018)
“….. – Underworld/Transmutations (George Pavlou, 1985) [proved unwatchable after under 10 minutes due to tape damage]
7/11 – The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (Ken Annakin, 1952) 8
7/14 – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Light-Fingered Lady (Alan Crosland, 1977) 7 (SB?)
7/16 – HollywoodBaum (Nate Barlow, 2008) 8
“….. – The Magic Cloak of Oz (J. Farrell Macdonald, 1914) 8 (HD Remaster proof of concept by Nate Barlow, 2021)
7/18 – The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Otis Turner, 1910) [ audio commentary by Erica Olivera and Colin Ayres (2021) ]
7/19 – The Wonders of Oz (Jay Davis, 2021) 6
7/21 – Inception (Christopher Nolan, 2010) 9
7/22 – American Perfekt (Paul Chart, 1997) 6
7/23 – Inception: Extraction Mode Focus Points (2010) 7
7/25 – Once Upon a Time: The Savior (Eagle Egilsson, 2016) 10
7/26 – Convoy [ audio commentary by Film Historians Paul Seydor, Garner Simmons & Nick Redman (2015) (conclusion) ]
“….. – The New Adventures of Wonder Woman: Screaming Javelin (Michael Caffey, 1978) 7 (SB?)
“….. – The Apparition (Todd Lincoln, 2011) 6
7/27 – The Apparition: A Cinematic Specter (2012) 6
“….. – Captain America (Albert Pyun, 1990) 6
7/29 – Once Upon a Time: Lost Girl [ audio commentary by writers Andrew Chambliss & Kalinda Vasquez ]
7/30 – Once Upon a Time: A Bitter Draught (Ron Underwood, 2016) 9

8/1 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (Zack Snyder, 2016) 9
8/2 – The Angry Video Game Nerd: Pac-Man 2: The New Adventures (James Rolfe, 2021) 7
8/3 – if…. (Lindsay Anderson, 1968) 9
8/4 – The Spiral Staircase (Robert Siodmak, 1946) 10
8/8 – The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming, 1939) 8 (SB) [Watch-Along with Tori Calamito, 2021]
8/9 – The Power (Byron Haskin, 1968) 8
8/10 – Give Us the Moon (Val Guest, 1944) 8
8/11 – Рассказывает pежиссёр Андрей Стапран, исполнитель роли Гурда/Rasskazyvayet pezhissor Andrey Stapran, ispolnitel’ roli Gurda/Film director Andrei Stapran acting as Gurd, has this to narrate. (Russian Cinema Council, 2000) 5
8/12 – Suicide Squad (David Ayers, 2016) 7
8/14 – The Spiral Staircase [ audio commentary by Film Historian Imogen Sara Smith (2017) ]
“….. – Mad Love/The Hands of Orlac (Karl Freund, 1935) 7
8/15 – Thursday’s Children (Guy Brenton, Lindsay Anderson, 1954) 7
8/16 – Cast & Crew: if…. featuring star Malcolm McDowell, director’s assistant Stephen Frears, producer Michael Medwin, cinematographer Miroslav Ondříček, assistant editor Ian Rakoff, screenwriter David Sherwin, interviewed by Kristy Wark (John Marley, 2004) 7
“….. – Uncle Josh at the Moving Picture Show (Edwin S. Porter, 1902) 9 (SB)
8/17 – La charcuterie mécanique/The Mechanical Butcher (Louis Lumière, Auguste Lumière, 1895) 1 (SB)
“….. – Making Sausages/The End of All Things (George Albert Smith, 1897) 1
“….. – La Lune à un Mètre/A Trip to the Moon/The Astronomer’s Dream/The Man in the Moon (Georges Méliès, 1898) 9
“….. – X-Rays/The X-Ray Fiend (George Albert Smith, 1897) 5
“….. – Le Manoir du diable/The Manor of the Devil/The Haunted Castle (Georges Méliès, 1896) 6
“….. – Frankenstein (J. Searle Dawley, 1910) 8
“….. – Lost Media Chronicles Episode 2: The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays (Shoegazer Productions, 2015) 7
8/18 – Woodshock (Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy, 2017) 8
8/19 – Making Woodshock: A Mental Landscape (Trailer Park Content, 2017) 8
8/21 – The Beast Must Die (Paul Annett, 1974) 8
8/22 – Directing the Beast: An Interview with Paul Annett (Jonathan SothCott, 2003) 7
“….. –  Fun in a Butcher Shop (Edwin S. Porter, 1901) 2
“….. – A la Conquête de l’Air/The Flying Machine (Ferdinand Zecca, 1901) 6
“….. – L’Omnibus des Toques/Off to Bloomingdale Asylum/Off to Bedlam (Georges Méliès, 1901) 4
“….., – An Over-Incubated Baby (Walter R. Booth, 1901) 6
8/23 – L’eau merveilleuse/La Lotion Miraculeuse/The Miracle Notion/A Wonderful Hair Restorer (Pathé Frères, 1901/3?) 7
“….. – The Twentieth Century Tramp/Happy Hooligan and His Airship (Edwin S. Porter, 1902) 4
“….. – The Unclean World (Hazel Jones, 2007) 7
“….. – The Haunted Curiosity Shop (Walter R. Booth, 1901) 8
“….. – The ‘?’ Motorist (Walter R. Booth, 1906) 10 (SB)
“….. – La Maison Ensorcelée/The Haunted House (Segundo de Chomón, 1908) 8
“….. – Dog Factory/Edison’s Dog Factory (Edwin S. Porter, 1904) 6
“….. – Le Raid Paris à Monte Carlo en Deux Heures/An Adventurous Automobile Trip (Georges Méliès, 1905) 8
“….. – Graham Crowden Interview (Karen Stetler, 2007) 7
“….. – if…. [ audio commentary by film critic and historian David Robinson (2007) and actor Malcolm McDowell (2002) ]
8/25 – Star Trek: First Contact (Jonathan Frakes, 1996) 8 (SB)
“….. – Star Trek: First Contact [ audio commentary by Damon Lindelof, producer of Star Trek (2009) and Anthony Pascale, founder and editor of trekmovie.com (to 51:45) ]
“….. – Doctor Atomic (Peter Sellars, 2007) 8
8/26 – “….. – Star Trek: First Contact [ audio commentary by Damon Lindelof, producer of Star Trek (2009) and Anthony Pascale, founder and editor of trekmovie.com (conclusion) ]
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 1 (Michael Ferguson, 1966) 7
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 2 (Michael Ferguson, 1966) 8
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 3 (Michael Ferguson, 1966) 9
8/27 – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 4 (Michael Ferguson, 1966) 9
8/28 – Oz Days Live (2021) 8
“….. – Industrial Light & Magic: The Next Generation (Stephen R. Wolcott, 2009) 7
“….. – Greetings from the International Space Station (Stephen R. Wolcott, 2009) 6
“….. – SpaceShipOne’s Historic Flight (Susan Ricketts, 2009) 7
“….. – Brent Spiner: Data and Beyond Part 2 (Stephen R. Wolcott,, 2009) 7
“….. – Trek Roundtable: First Contact (Tim King, 2009) 7
“….. – Starfleet Academy Scisec 008: Temporal Vortex (Tim King, 2009) 7
“….. – Night of the Living Deb (Kyle Rankin, 2015) 9
8/29 – Night of the Living Deb Bloopers and Improv and Weirdness and Car Troubles and Non-Zombiefied People Walking All Over the Damn Place (edited by David Meiklejohn, 2015) 9
“….. – Wicked in Concert (Baayork Lee, 2021) 8
8/31 – Night of the Living Deb [ audio commentary with writer-director Kyle Rankin, actor-producer Michael Cassidy, actor Maria Thayer, writer Andy Selsor, and editor Tony Copolillo ]

9/1 – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 1 [ audio commentary by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and director Michael Ferguson with text commentary by Richard Bignell (2009) ]
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 2 [ audio commentary by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and director Michael Ferguson with text commentary by Richard Bignell (2009) ]
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 3 [ audio commentary by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and director Michael Ferguson with text commentary by Richard Bignell (2009) ]
“….. – Doctor Who: The War Machines Episode 4 [ audio commentary by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and director Michael Ferguson with text commentary by Richard Bignell (2009) ]
9/2 – The War Machines: Now & Then (Richard Bignell, 2008) 
“….. – Blue Peter excerpts from 11.10.65, 20.6.66, 27.6.66 (Alan Russell, 1966; compiled 2008)
“….. – One Foot in the Past hosted by Tony Benn (2Enertain, 2008) 9
“….. – Wotan Assembly (Dan Hall, 2008) 9
“….. – [The War Machines] Photo Gallery with Info Text (2Entertain, 2009)
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Other Shoe (Steve Pearlman, 2016) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Strange Case (Alrick Riley, 2016) 8
9/4 – Albatross (Niall MacCormick, 2010) 7
9/5 – The Making of Albatross (Stuart Henderson, 2011) 7
9/6 – Uncut interviews: Sebastian Koch (Jonathan), Felicity Jones (Beth), Julia Ormond (Joa), Jessica Brown Findlay (Emelia), Tamzin Rafn (Screenwriter), Adrian Sturges (Producer), Niall MacCormick (Director) (Stuart Henderson, 2011) 6
“….. – Behind the Scenes [Albatross] (2011)
“….. – O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson, 1973) [froze approximately 12 minutes into disc 2, roughly 92 minutes into the film overall]
9/7 – Night of the Living Deb: Behind the Scenes (David Meiklejohn, 2016) 8
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Street Rats (Norman Buckley, 2016) 8
9/8 – OzLand (Michael Williams, 2014) 8
9/11 – La Strada [The Road] (Federico Fellini, 1954) 9
9/12 – Martin Scorsese on La Strada (2003) 7
“….. – Fassbinder’s World on a Wire: Looking Ahead to Today (Juliane Lorenz, 2010) 8
“….. – Show Boat (James Whale, 1936) 8
9/13 – Remembering James Whale (Abby Lustgarden, 2020) 7
“….. – Recognizing Race in Show Boat (Abby Lustgarden, 2020) 7
“….. – Paul Robeson: Tribute to an Artist (Saul J. Turell, 1979) 8
9/14 – Bewitched: I, Darrin Take This Witch Samantha (William Asher, 1964) 9
“….. – Federico Fellini – un autoritratto ritrovato/Federico Fellini’s Autobiography: Clips from His Life (Paquito del Bosco, 2000) 10
9/15 – Sometimes a Great Notion (Paul Newman, 1971) 9
9/16 – The Wiz (Sidney Lumet, 1978) 8 (SB)
9/18 – Show Boat (Harry A. Pollard, 1929) [Prologue [directed by Arch Heath] and 20:10 of silent excerpts with audio commentary by American-musical-theater historian Miles Kreuger ]
“….. – Show Boat (James Whale, 1936) [ audio commentary by American-musical-theater historian Miles Kreuger (1989) ]
9/19 – La Strada [ audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, professor of comparative literature and Italian at Indiana University (2003) ] [to 1:01:23]
9/20 – La Strada [ audio commentary by Peter Bondanella, professor of comparative literature and Italian at Indiana University (2003) ] [conclusion]
“….. – Dark Waters (André De Toth, 1944) [VHS tape turned to white noise and shut off 4 minutes in]
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Dark Waters (Robert Duncan, 2016) 8 [coincidence–it’s just the next one in sequence. They even stopped putting the episode titles on the inside cover.]
9/21 – 零戦燃ゆ/Reisen moyu/Zerosen moyu/Zero Fighter Burns/Zero Fighter in Flames/Zero (Toshio Masuda, 1984) 7 [dubbed/cropped VHS]
9/22 – Die Krone von Arkus/The Crown of Arkus/The Malevolent Queen (Franziska Pohlmann, 2015) 7 [English dubbing deserves a 1]
9/23 – Strefa nagosci/Nude Area (Urszula Antoniak, 2014) [disc refused to play past 42:25; presumably the library gave me the same copy as before]
9/25 – Liliom (Fritz Lang, 1934) 9
9/27 – Derek’s Edward (David Gregory, 2009) 7
“….. – Promoting Convoy (Eldorado Productions, 2015)
9/28 – A Convoy Featurette: Injokes, Friends & Cameos (Mike Siegel, 2015) 7
“….. – A Convoy Featurette: More Production Stills (Mike Siegel, 2015) 7
“….. – A Convoy Featurette: Trucker Notes from Norway (Mike Siegel, 2015) 6
9/29 – Green Lantern (Martin Campbell, 2011) [disc shut itself off at 36:02]
9/30 – Una bruja sin escoba/A Witch Without a Broom (Joe Lacy [José María Elorrieta], 1967) 5 [cropped/dubbed VHS]

10/2 – The Mummy (Karl Freund, 1932) 7
10/3 – Dragonslayer (Matthew Robbins, 1981) 8
10/4 – Passion & Poetry: Sam’s Trucker Movie (Mike Siegel, 2013) 8
10/5 – Abnormal Attraction (Michael Leavy, 2017) 6
10/6 – Abnormal Attraction Blooper Reel (2018) 4
“….. – The Mummy [ audio commentary by film historian Paul M. Jensen (1999) ] [to 17:35]
“….. – Bewitched: Be It Ever So Mortgaged (William Asher, 1964) 9 (SB)
“….. – Bewitched: It Shouldn’t Happen to a Dog (William Asher, 1964) 9
“….. – Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games (Curt Geda, 2012) 8
“….. – Scooby’s All Star Laff-A-Lympics: Spain/Himalayas (Ray Patterson, Carl Urbano, Nick Nichols, 1977) 6
10/8 – Kaleidoscope (Len Lye, 1935) 8 [new score by Remo De Vico (2021)]
10/9 – Dark Waters (André De Toth, 1944) 9
10/10 – Once Upon a Time: Heartless (Ralph Hemecker, 2016) 10
10/11 – Sacagawea (Rolf Forsberg, 2003) 6
10/13 – 情癲大聖/Qíng diān dàshèng/The Great Sage of Love/A Chinese Tall Story (Jeff Lau, 2005) 9
“….. – Zulu (Cy Endfield, 1964) 8
10/16 – Mary Shelley (Haifaa Al-Mansour, 2017) 7
“….. – Mary Shelley: Behind the Scenes (2017) 6
10/17 – Tangled (Nathan Greno, Byron Howard, 2010) 9
10/18 – Storybook Opening #1
“….. – Storybook Opening #2
“….. – 50 Animated Motion Pictures (2010) 6
“….. – The Curse of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1957) 7
10/19 – O Lucky Man! (Lindsay Anderson, 1973) 10
10/20 – O Lucky Malcolm! (Jan Harlan, 2006) 8 [76 minute version on O Lucky Man! DVD]
“….. – O Lucky Man! Innovations in Entertainment (Professional Films/Robbins Nest Productions, 1973) 7
10/21 – O Lucky Man! [ audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell, David Sherwin and Alan Price (2007) ] [to 57:25]
“….. – O Lucky Man! [ audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell, David Sherwin and Alan Price (2007) ] [to disc 1 conclusion]
10/22 – O Lucky Man! [ audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell, David Sherwin and Alan Price (2007) ] [to disc 2 34:30]
“….. – O Lucky Man! [ audio commentary by Malcolm McDowell, David Sherwin and Alan Price (2007) ] [conclusion]
10/24 – The Revenge of Frankenstein (Terence Fisher, 1958) 8
10/26 – The Mummy [ audio commentary by film historian Paul M. Jensen (1999) ] [conclusion]
“….. – Mummy Dearest: A Horror Tradition Unearthed (David J. Skal, 1999) 6
“….. – Britannia Hospital (Lindsay Anderson, 1982) 9
10/27 – The Blue Man/Eternal Evil (George Mihalka, 1985) 7
10/28 – The Mummy: Posters and Stills (1999)
“…. – The Jar (Bruce Toscano, 1984) 7 [VHS cropped from 2.35:1, despite some online critics praising or condemning its use of tight framing]
10/30 – 情癲大聖/Qing dian da sheng/The Great Sage of Love/A Chinese Tall Story [ audio commentary by director Jeff Lau (in Cantonese with English subtitles) ] 
“….. – リング/Ringu/Ring (Hideo Nakata, 1998) 7
10/31 – Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega, 1993) 8
“….. – R.L. Stine’s Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls (Peter Deluise, 2015) 8 (SB) 

11/1 – オペレッタ狸御殿/Operetta tanuki goten/Operetta Tanuki Palace/Princess Raccoon (Seijun Suzuki, 2005) [to 37:49]
11/2 – オペレッタ狸御殿/Operetta tanuki goten/Operetta Tanuki Palace/Princess Raccoon (Seijun Suzuki, 2005) [conclusion] 9
“….. – The Lottery (Daniel Sackheim, 1996) 8
11/3 – Ambush at Cimarron Pass (Jodie Copelan, 1958) 7
11/4 – Once Upon a Time: I’ll Be Your Mirror (Jennifer Lynch, 2016) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Changelings (Mairzee Almas, 2016) 9
11/6 – Green Lantern (Martin Campbell, 2011) 7
11/7 – Green Lantern: The Animated Series 8-minute preview 6
“….. – Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017) [disc shut itself off at 40:46 and would not respond to repair attempts]
“….. – The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947) 8
11/8 – Once Upon a Time: Wish You Were Here (Ron Underwood, 2016) 10
11/9 – Once Upon a Time: Tougher than the Rest (Billy Gierhart, 2017) 10
11/10 – Once Upon a Time: Murder Most Foul (Morgan Beggs, 2017) 9
“….. – Bewitched: Mother, Meet What’s His Name (William Asher, 1964) 9
“….. – Boom (Joseph Losey, 1968) 8
11/11 – Doctor Atomic Synopsis, Mini-Documentaries (The Opera, The Cast, The Composer, The Director), Interview with Peter Sellars [writer/director] (2007) 8
11/12 – The Answer (Iqbal Ahmed, 2015) 7
11/13 – Across the Wide Missouri (William A. Wellman, 1951) 7
11/14 – Love Labor Lost (Shareef McIntosh, 2006) 6
“….. – Love Labor Lost Outtakes (2006)
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Ill-Boding Patterns (Ron Underwood, 2017) 10
11/15 – Once Upon a Time: Page 23 (Kate Woods, 2017) 10
“….. – ཕོར་པ།/Phörpa/The Cup (Khyentse Norbu, 1999) 8
“….. – Moonwalkers (Antoine Bardou-Jacquet, 2015) 7
11/20 – Planet of the Humans (Jeff Gibbs, 2020) 9
“….. – Dave Made a Maze (Bill Watterson, 2017) 9
11/21 – Once Upon a Time: A Wondrous Place (Steve Pearlman, 2017) 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time: Mother’s Little Helper (Billy Gierhart, 2017) 10
11/22 – ཕོར་པ།/Phörpa/The Cup Audio Commentary (abbreviated — 45 minutes)
11/23 – Inside The Cup (Isaiah Seret, 2007) 8
11/24 – Ravenous (Antonia Bird, 1999) 10 (SB)
11/25 – Tabaluga/Ice Princess Lily (Sven Unterwaldt, 2018) 5 [US English version]
11/26 – Interview with Mackenzie Ziegler (2018) 5
11/28 – Bewitched: Help, Help, Please Don’t Save Me (William Asher, 1964) 8
“….. – Bewitched: Little Pitchers Have Big Fears (William Asher, 1965) 9
“….. – Bewitched: The Witches Are Out (William Asher, 1964) 9
11/29 – True Stories: A Film About a Bunch of People in Virgil Texas. (David Byrne, 1986) 9
11/30 – Pagan Warrior (Louisa Warren, Nick Minaj, 2019) 7

12/1 – Once Upon a Time: Awake (Sharat Raju, 2017) 10
12/2 – Once Upon a Time: Where Bluebirds Fly (Michael Schultz, 2017) 8
“….. – Press Your Luck: Robin, Randy, Diane (Bill Carruthers, 1984)
“….. – Whew! #82: Bill Priest, Debbie Loffenberg, Larry Smith (Bud Austin, 1979)
“….. – Annie Live! (Lear Debessonet, Alex Rudzinski, 2021) 8
12/4 – The Making of Moonwalkers (2016) 7
“….. – Rupert Grint Jonny Thorpe Talks About Moonwalkers (2016) 7
“….. – Ron Pearlman Tom Kidman Talks About Moonwalkers (2016) 7
“….. – Robert Sheehan Leon Talks About Moonwalkers (2016) 7
“….. – Antoine Bardou-Jacquet The Director Talks About Moonwalkers (2016) 6
12/5 – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Larry Roemer, 1964) 7 (SB)
“….. – The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass (Constantine Nasr, 2018) 7
12/7 – Abnormal Attraction: Behind the Scenes (Fuzz on the Lens Productions, 2018) 7
“….. – Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life | Diff’rent Strokes (James Burrows, Andy Fisher, 2001) 6
“….. – Supernatural (Victor Halperin, 1933) 9
12/8 – Olaf’s Frozen Adventure (Steve Wermers, Kevin Deters, 2017) 8
“….. – Toy Story That Time Forgot (Steve Purcell, 2014) 7
“….. – Santa Claus (René Cardona, 1959) 7 [poor subtitles based on English dub]
12/9 – Takeover (Pamela Yates, Peter Kinoy, 1991) 9
“….. – The Young Racers (Roger Corman, 1963) 8
12/11 – Dave Made a Maze [ audio commentary with Director Bill Watterson and Screenwriter Steven Sears ]
12/12 – Bewitched: The Girl Reporter (William Asher, 1964) 8
“….. – Bewitched: Witch or Wife (William Asher, 1964) 9
12/13 – Bewitched: Just One Happy Family (William Asher, 1964) 9
“….. – Bewitched: It Takes One to Know One (William Asher, 1964) 8
“….. – This Is the Making of Dave Makes a Maze–What’s It Called? (John Charles Meyer, 2017) 8
12/16 – Once Upon a Time: The Black Fairy (Alrick Riley, 2017) 10
“….. – Once Upon a Time: The Song in Your Heart (Ron Underwood, 2017) 10
“….. – Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1970) 8 (SB)
“….. – Mariah Carey: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (Mark Gravas, 2005) 6
12/17 – The Year Without a Santa Claus (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1974) 8 (SB)
12/19 – Once Upon a Time: The Final Battle Part 1 & Part 2 (Steve Pearlman & Ralph Hemecker, 2017) 8 & 9
“….. – Once Upon a Time Season Six Deleted Scenes (2017)
“….. – The Storybrooke Songbook: Inside the Musical Episode (2017) 8
“…… – Once Upon a Time Season Six Gag Reel (2017)
12/21 – Bewitched: …And Something Makes Three (William Asher, 1964) 8
12/22 – Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1977) 8
“….. – Macbeth (Orson Welles, 1948) 10
12/23 – A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (David Barton Thomas, 2008) 8
“….. – Howdy Doody’s Christmas (Castle Films, 1951) 6
“….. – A Christmas Carol (Edwin L. Marin, 1938) 8
12/24 – The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (Glen Hill, 2000) 8 (SB)
12/25 – MGM Christmas Trailer/Judy Garland Sings “Silent Night” (1937) 7
“….. – Spiritus Holiday Concert 2006 (Britt Hall, 2006) 7
“….. – The Christmas Party (Charles Reisner, 1931) 6
“….. – Peace on Earth (Hugh Harman, 1939) 9
“….. – The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1985) 9 (SB)
“….. – Northpole Est. 1820: Open for Christmas (Douglas Barr, 2015) 6
12/26 – Santa Claus and His Helpers (Manuel San Fernando, 1964) 4
“….. – Santa’s Enchanted Village (Manuel San Fernando, 1964) 5
“….. – Santa’s Magic Kingdom (Manuel San Fernando, 1964) 4
“….. – Santa Claus Conquers the Devil (Daniel Griffith, 2011) 8
12/27 – Solace (Afonso Poyart, 2015) 10
12/28 – Visions and Voices: The Making of Solace (2015) 8
“….. – Solace [ audio commentary with director Afonso Poyart ]
12/30 – Mystery of Marie Roget (Philip Rosen, 1942) 7
“….. – Vork and the Beast (Fabrizio La Monica, 2020) 7



Currently have from library:

[NYPL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to ten renewals (if no holds)
Bkyln PL policy: Ten items, seven days each, up to 15 (formerly 99) renewals (if no holds)
Queens Library policy: Three days, three renewals for feature DVDs, one week for TV seasons; hence third choice]

NYPL:

Cimarron (Wesley Ruggles, 1931)
Ghost Warrior/Swordkill (J. Larry Carroll, 1984)
London Road (Rufus Norris, 2015)
The Mystery of Marie Roget (Philip Rosen, 1942)
Pursued (Raoul Walsh, 1947)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Larry Roemer, 1964) (SB)
Vork and the Beast (Fabrizio La Monica, 2020)
Wonder Woman (Patty Jenkins, 2017)
The Year Without a Santa Claus/Rudolph’s Shiny New Year/Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1974/1976/1977)

Bklyn:

A Christmas Carol (Edwin L. Marin, 1938)
Come Away (Brenda Chapman, 2020)
Land of the Dead (George A. Romero, 2005)
Luna (Dave McKean, 2014)
Mad Love (Antonia Bird, 1995)
A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (David Barton Thomas, 2008)
Mulan (Niki Caro, 2020)
My Brilliant Career (Gillian Armstrong, 1979)
Strefa nagosci/Nude Area (Urszula Antoniak, 2014)
Le Professionnel (Georges Lautner, 1981)
The Raging Moon (Bryan Forbes, 1971)
Solace (Afonso Poyart, 2015)
True Stories (David Byrne, 1986)

Queens:

Hold requests:


Current:
(Sometimes these have a long wait.)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Complete First Season (2013-2014) [NYPL has two copies–disc 1 of the copy I got was unreadable. Kept giving me the same copy–others taped the same complaint to the cover. Also requested this from Bklyn, which has ONLY disc 1]
The Bed Sitting Room (Richard Lester, 1969)
Captain Blood (Michael Curtiz, 1935)
The Emperor Jones (Dudley Murphy, 1933)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Nicholas Stoller, 2008) [was on hold for over a year; had to put in another request; now fourth in line]
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1947) [contains two commentaries and a documentary about Rex Harrison]
Heller in Pink Tights (George Cukor, 1960) [on order]
Henry V (Kenneth Branagh, 1989) [requested last year, was sent Olivier version, which I had to return before screen was fixed; current hold expires in February, which means I placed the hold in February]
The Little Drummer Boy (Arthur Rankin, Jr.; Jules Bass, 1968)
Naboer/Next Door (Pål Sletaune, 2005)
The Prisoner discs 1-5 (Patrick McGoohan, Pat Jackson, Don Chaffey, David Tomblin, 1967)


Had out but was either a problem or on hold for someone else and plan to try again:

7 Faces of Dr. Lao (George Pal, 1964) [Bklyn] [Had out several copies, but none would play through]
The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011)
The Bells of St. Mary’s (Leo McCarey, 1945)
Blade (Stephen Norrington, 1998)
Caballeros Collection: Saludos Amigos (Norman Ferguson, Wilfred Jackson, Jack Kinney, Hamilton Luske, Bill Roberts, 1942)/The Three Caballeros (Norman Ferguson, 1943) [broken]
Coco (Lee Unkrich, 2017) [scratched–kept freezing and skipping]
Dark Shadows: The Beginning Collection II (Lela Swift, John Sedwick, 1966)
太子妃升职记/Tai zi fei sheng zhi ji/The Crown Princess Promotion/Go Princess Go (Haozhe Lü, 2015) [Chinese subtitles only]
極道恐怖大劇場 牛頭 GOZU/Gokudō kyōfu dai-gekijō: Gozu/Yakuza Horror Theatre: Cow’s Head/Gozu (Takashi Miike, 2003)
Henry V (Laurence Olivier, 1944) [got when I asked for Branagh; hit max renewals before I fixed cracked screen]
Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015) [had many copies out of the library, but all damaged so far]
It’s Always Fair Weather (Gene Kelly, Stanley Donen, 1955) [It will be a miracle if a disc this scratched plays.]
The Jerk (Carl Gottlieb, 1979)
Kim Possible (Adam Stein, Zack Lipovsky, 2019)
The Paleface (Norman Z. McCloud, 1948)
Les Parents Terribles (Jean Cocteau, 1948)
The Princess and the Frog (John Musker, Ron Clements, 2009) [copies I got kept skipping]
財叔之橫掃千軍/Coi Suk Zi Waang Sou Cin Gwan/Uncle’s Sweeping Thousands/The Raid (Hark Tsui, Siu-Tung Ching, 1991)
Repeat Performance (Alfred L. Werker, 1947) [asked NYPL to order Film Collector’s Society of America edition]
Samsara (Ron Fricke, 2011)
千と千尋の神隠し/Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Thousand and Great Depth’s Mysterious Disappearance/Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2001)
Uncertain Glory (Raoul Walsh, 1944) [Bklyn–it says there are no copies so I’m not sure why I was able to put a hold on it. Eventually they removed it from my hold queue.]
[copy I got was scratched; copies on shelf at Stavros Niarchos were bad and missing disc]

Next plans for holds:

The Baron of Arizona (Samuel Fuller, 1950)
The Black Cat (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934)
Black Magic (Gregory Ratoff, 1949)
La Nuit americaine/Day for Night (François Truffaut, 1973)
Deadline – U.S.A. (Richard Brooks, 1952)
The First Part of Henry the Sixth (Jane Howell, 1983) [was planning to watch after seeing both Henry V films, but it’s taking a long time.]
The Great Ziegfeld (Robert Z. Leonard, 1938)
Jubal (Delmer Daves, 1956)
Kidnap (Lancelot O’Dura Imasuen, 2012)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (Peter Landesman, 2017)
Much Ado About Nothing (Kenneth Branagh, 1993)
乾いた花/Kawaita hana/Pale Flower (Masahiro Shinoda, 1964)
Rancho Notorious (Fritz Lang, 1952)
Twin Peaks: A Limited Event Series (David Lynch, 2017)

Next plans for interlibrary loan requests:

As You Like It (Kenneth Branagh, 2006)
The Devil’s Carnival (Darren Lynn Bousman, 2012)
Ganja & Hess (Bill Gunn, 1973)
La lengua asesina/Killer Tongue (Alberto Sciamma, 1996)
The Last Frontier (Anthony Mann, 1955)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King extended version (Peter Jackson, 2003)
Mädchen in Uniform (Leontine Sagan, 1931) [asked NYPL to buy]
La mansión de la locura/The Mansion of Madness (Juan López Moctezuma, 1973)
May (Lucky McKee, 2002)
Akademia pana Kleksa/Mr. Blot’s Academy (Krzysztof Gradowski, 1984) [asked NYPL to buy]
Navajo (Norman Foster, 1952)
Parsifal (Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, 1982) [asked NYPL to buy]
Revenge of the Creature (Jack Arnold, 1955)
Son of Dracula (Robert Siodmak, 1943) [NYPL seems to own only standalones of the most notable Universal Monsters films.]
The Swimmer (Frank Perry, 1968) [NYPL’s only copy now has status “MISSING” and was removed from my hold queue.]
Symphony of Six Million (Gregory La Cava, 1932)
Test Pilot (Victor Fleming, 1938) [asked NYPL to buy]
The Two Popes (Fernando Meirelles, 2019)

NYPL is phasing out DVDs because of the popularity of streaming. Queens, which still sticks to its ridiculous 3-day checkout for DVDs has asked people who’ve stopped using DVDs to donate them. NYPL doesn’t seem to understand that streaming is expensive, especially with so many exclusives. It was only within the last five years that NYPL saying that a fourth of New Yorkers don’t even have internet access from home. At $60 a month, it’s a big chunk of my disposable income, and my hard drive is tiny, so I’m not downloading movies. The few I’ve received from others definitely do not look DVD quality.

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