HOME‎ > ‎

NEW RELEASES THIS WEEK


WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM  - HOME OF WORLD CINEMA DVDS

Over 20 years bringing you the best in World, Arthouse and Documentary cinema on dvd

plus books on Cinema, European Literature, Culture and History.

   WORLDONLINECINEMA.COM, J. WHITING BOOKS,   46 ST OLAVES RD,    YORK, ENGLAND, YO30 7AL 

TELE/FAX - 0044 (0)1904 65 67 66   E-MAIL JULIANWHITING@AOL.COM




RELEASED THIS WEEK 26 NOVEMBER 2012

JIA ZHANG-KE COLLECTION (15)  CHINA        £29.99

 Collection of the following three films -

'Pickpocket' (1998)
Xiao Wu (Hongwei Wang), a pickpocket and petty criminal whose friends have made it clear they want nothing to do with him, wanders the streets of Fengyang, growing increasingly alienated as a result of his failure to relate meaningfully to anyone, or to understand the changing times of his country.

'Platform' (2000)
the year is 1979 and Minliang (Wang), Ruijian (Tao Zhao) and Chang Jun (Jing-dong Liang) all work as part of the Peasant Culture Group, a theatrical troupe who perform works extolling the achievements of Chairman Mao. Everything begins to change when they are called together and told that state policy now requires them to incorporate Western elements into their performances and also to fend for themselves as a privately-owned outfit without state subsidy. Over the following decade, the personal and romantic problems within the group are played out against a backdrop of rapid cultural transformation, with the troupe - now known as the All-Star Rock and Breakdance Band - struggling to survive as they deal with the problem of ever-dwindling audiences.

'Unknown Pleasures' (2002)
- follows the lives of two 19-year-old friends who live in the provincial Chinese city of Datong. Disaffected and without jobs or ambition they pass their days wandering around town on their motorbikes dreaming of escape whilst around them China is changing; television begins to show their country's developing political and economic role in the world and how globalisation has reached China.


  
  RELEASED THIS WEEK 17 DECEMBER 2012
THE KILLING: SEASON 3 (15) 2012 DENMARK SVEISTRUP, SØREN    £39.99
   
Final series in the Emmy-nominated Danish crime drama. Having found peace after her previous ordeals, Detective Inspector Sarah Lund (Sofie Gråbol) is brought into investigate what seems to be a random murder at the Copenhagen docks. Attention is quickly drawn toward an oil business run by the troubled Robert Zeuthen (Anders W. Berthelsen), and an old flame of Sarah's believes that this seemingly random murder may be connected to a possible assassination attempt on the Prime Minister.



LES MISERABLES (1935)/LES MISERABLES (1952) (U)         £9.99
    Two big screen versions of Victor Hugo's classic tale, set in early 19th-century France. The story follows Jean Valjean (played by Fredric March in the 1935 version, and by Michael Rennie in the 1952 film), a prisoner who breaks his parole and spends the next two decades fleeing from obsessive police inspector Javert (Charles Laughton/Robert Newton). In his quest for personal redemption, Valjean adopts Cosette (Rochelle Hudson/Debra Paget), daughter of impoverished prostitute Fantine (Florence Eldridge/Sylvia Sydney), and is eventually elected as town mayor.

But it's not long before Valjean's past, in the shape of Inspector Javert, comes back to haunt him.

The dvd can be played in Spanish, German, Italian (1952 Version Only)


LES NEIGES DU KILIMANDJARO/SNOWS OF KILIMANJARO (15) 2010 FRANCE GUÉDIGUIAN, ROBERT    £10.99
    A trade unionist becomes involved with an investigation into the burglary but when he discovers that a fellow member of his union is responsible for the crime and the misfortune that drove him to commit the crime he comes to regret acting in haste. Will he be able to make things right?

   RELEASED THIS WEEK 10 DECEMBER 2012
  
JÄGARNA (15) 2011 SWEDEN        SUNDVALL, KJELL    £19.99
    Thriller in which Erik (Rolf Lassgård) returns to his hometown to reunite with his brother after the death of their abusive father. While there, he investigates a case of deer poaching and uncovers that his brother may be involved with the gang of hunters.


  
  RELEASED THIS WEEK 3 DECEMBER 2012
  
CINEMA KOMUNISTO (TBA) 2010    TURAJLIC, MILA        £19.99
    Documentary about the history of Yugoslavian cinema and Marshal Josip Broz Tito's connection to it. A film lover himself, Tito supported the industry and filmmakers, enabling soldiers to work as extras and Hollywood stars and directors to use the country for location shoots. However, following Tito's death the industry went into decline with studios and workers going out of business.

The film features interview footage of Tito's personal projectionist Leka Konstantinovic, as well as other movie professionals from that prosperous time.



THE CHARISMA OF ADOLF HITLER - LEADING MILLIONS INTO THE ABYSS (12)   £19.99
    Historian Laurence Rees presents this three-part documentary series examining how the Nazi leader came to subjugate a nation. By looking at the major decisions taken by Hitler during WWII, the series sheds light on why others found it necessary to further his aims, examines how Hitler coerced the German population to his will, and explores why his personality and oratory cast such a spell on the German nation. 



DOCTOR FAUSTUS: GLOBE THEATRE (12A) 2011 DUNSTER, MATTHEW   £19.99   
    Production of Christopher Marlowe's dark tragedy for the Globe Theatre. Paul Hilton stars as Doctor Faustus, the tortured medic whose insatiable thirst for knowledge and power leads him to sell his soul to the devil through Lucifer's agent, Mephistopheles (Arthur Darvill). Dunster uses puppets and masks to bring to life the play's central themes of magic, morality and transformation.


 GATE OF HELL (PG) 1953 JAPAN  KINUGASA, TEINOSUKE     £19.99
    Celebrated 1950s Japanese film that won praise for its use of colour photography and the dramatic tension of its storyline. When samurai warrior Morit (Kazuo Hasegawa)'s quick thinking saves the life of the ruling empress during an attempted coup he is offered his choice of reward. Morit declares that he desires only the hand in marriage of one of the court's ladies-in-waiting, Lady Kesa (Machiko Kyô), who helped him execute the plan.

Morit is told that Lady Kesa is already married but this doesn't prevent him from pursuing her with a relentlessness that threatens to end in disaster for all concerned.


PREUSSISCHES MÄRCHEN: DEUTSCHE OPER BERLIN (RICHTER) (E) 1974 GERMANY       BAUERNFEIND, WINFRIED    £24.99
    Caspar Richter leads the Chorus and Orchestra of the Deutsche Oper in this premiere filming of Boris Blacher's five act ballet opera, staged in 1974. Essentially a comic version of the 'Hauptmann von Köpenick' story, where a petty thief impersonates a Prussian military officer, this production substitutes the role of the thief with that of a well respected clerk, Wilhelm Fadenkreutz. Performers featured include Lisa Otto, Ivan Sardi, Manfred Röhrl and Gerti Zeumer.


  
  
  
  
  RELEASED THIS WEEK 26 NOVEMBER 2012
MICHAEL PALIN'S BRAZIL (12) 2012        £19.99
    In this four-part BBC travelogue, Michael Palin sets out to discover a country that is set to become a 21st century superpower. Beginning in the northeast of Brazil, where the first Europeans settled, Michael journeys southwards across the world's fifth largest nation by river, plane and foot, taking in the diverse peoples, cultures and sites on route, and sampling the vibrant, colourful life of this re-emerging country.




 DAS SCHLOß/ THE CASTLE DAS SCHLOß (12) 1997 GERMANY     HANEKE, MICHAEL  £15.99

    Existential drama  adapted from the novel by Franz Kafka.


LES GÉANTS/ GIANTS (15) 2011 BELGIUM   LANNERS, BOULI   IN FRENCH  £15.99

    
Belgian coming-of-age drama. Teenage brothers have been more or less abandoned by their parents for the summer at their dead grandfather's house in rural Belgium. When they run out of money, they team up with another youngster, who introduces them to a local drug dealer. The boys soon find themselves in over their heads.



JIA ZHANG-KE COLLECTION (15)  CHINA       £29.99

 Collection of the following three films -

'Pickpocket' (1998)
Xiao Wu (Hongwei Wang), a pickpocket and petty criminal whose friends have made it clear they want nothing to do with him, wanders the streets of Fengyang, growing increasingly alienated as a result of his failure to relate meaningfully to anyone, or to understand the changing times of his country.

'Platform' (2000)
the year is 1979 and Minliang (Wang), Ruijian (Tao Zhao) and Chang Jun (Jing-dong Liang) all work as part of the Peasant Culture Group, a theatrical troupe who perform works extolling the achievements of Chairman Mao. Everything begins to change when they are called together and told that state policy now requires them to incorporate Western elements into their performances and also to fend for themselves as a privately-owned outfit without state subsidy. Over the following decade, the personal and romantic problems within the group are played out against a backdrop of rapid cultural transformation, with the troupe - now known as the All-Star Rock and Breakdance Band - struggling to survive as they deal with the problem of ever-dwindling audiences.

'Unknown Pleasures' (2002)
- follows the lives of two 19-year-old friends who live in the provincial Chinese city of Datong. Disaffected and without jobs or ambition they pass their days wandering around town on their motorbikes dreaming of escape whilst around them China is changing; television begins to show their country's developing political and economic role in the world and how globalisation has reached China.


  
  








Comments