Today’s Arrivals: 11/16/16


A couple of customer requests came into the shop today, both from the UK’s British Film Institute (BFI): Michael Sarne’s “Joanne,” which was released as part of the company’s “Flipside” series, and the BFI’s Werner Herzog box set. This is not to be confused with Shout Factory’s domestic Herzog Blu-ray box. To the chagrin of completists with Herzog in their collection, yes, if you want everything then there’s no way around buying both sets. Each has exclusives: the BFI set contains “The Unprecedented Defense of Fortress Deutschkreuz,” “Last Words,” “Precautions Against Fanatics,” “Handicapped Future,” “The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner,” “How Much Wood Would A Woodchuck Chuck,” “Huie’s Sermon,” and “God’s Angry Man” (as well as Les Blank’s “Werner Herzog Eats His Shoe” and “Burden of Dreams” as extras), while the Shout Factory’s exclusives are “Even Dwarfs Started Small,” “Ballad of the Little Soldier,” “Where the Green Ants Dream,” “Lessons of Darkness,” “Little Dieter Needs to Fly,” and “My Best Fiend.” Alas, there’s an overlap of nine films that appear in both sets: “Fata Morgana,” “Aguirre, the Wrath of God,” “The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser,” “Heart of Glass,” “Stroszek,” “Nosferatu the Vampyre,” “Woyzeck,” “Fitzcarraldo,” and “Cobra Verde.”