Best DVD releases of 2009

Best DVD releases of 2009

Film Editor Paul Dale's top DVDs of 2009

Kenneth Anger: Magick Lantern Cycle

His satanic majesty’s maddest and most brilliant experimental filmworks in extras heavy set.


Bizarre 1968 Tennessee Williams adaptation starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and directed by the great Joseph Losey finally sees the light of day on DVD.

Carnival of Souls

Low budget 1962 cult horror finally released on decent DVD transfer.

Film Noir Collection

Three films by Otto Preminger (Fallen Angel, Whirlpool, Where the Sidewalk Ends and one by Jules Dassin (Night and the City) in lovely box set with booklet and other extra goodies.


Lyrical portrait of England’s first socialist commune – the Diggers camp set up during the English Civil War – and one of the great lost masterpieces of 1970s British cinema finally restored to its rightful place with a ton of extras.