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NEW DVD RELEASE NEWSLETTER MAY 2013

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WELCOME TO OUR NEW DVD RELEASE NEWSLETTER FOR MAY 2013

 

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Contents
FRENCH CINEMA      GERMAN CINEMA   ITALIAN CINEMA  SPANISH CINEMA
JAPANESE CINEMA      CHINESE CINEMA           RUSSIAN CINEMA   
      DOCUMENTARIES     LITERATURE ON DVD      
BRITISH CINEMA         NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVDS       
CONTACT INFORMATION


FRENCH CINEMA ON DVDS MAY 2013

 
L'ÂGE ATOMIQUE/ATOMIC AGE (18) 2012 FRANCE KLOTZ,  HÉLÉNA £15.99
   Victor (Eliott Paquet) and Rainer (Dominik Wojcik), two  old friends, head into Paris for a night out to take in the excesses of the city,  which eventually  leads them to see their friendship in a different light.
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR/BATHAZAR (PG) 1966 FRANCE BRESSON  £15.99
    Tale of a donkeys view of people and their hostility to each other as well as to him.
BULLHEAD/RUNDSKOP (15) 2011 BELGIUM   ROSKAM, MICHAEL R. (IN
FRENCH)  DVD - £17.99  BLU-RAY - £24.99
   A hormone-addicted cattle farmer becomes drawn into the murky world of Belgium's illegal beef trade in this award-winning debut.
CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ /CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (12) FRANCE 1961    ROUCH, JEAN/MORIN, EDGER £19.99
   Groundbreaking documentary that is a sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.
L'ÉTÉ MEURTRIER/ONE DEADLY SUMMER (18) 1983  FRANCE  BECKER, JEAN     £14.99
    Isabelle Adjani is Elle, who lives in a small provincial village and seeks  revenge for the  wrongs done to her mother. 
HORS SATAN (15) 2011 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £15.99
   Avant-garde drama about an outsider who develops a close bond with a nameless young woman. He acts as a guardian to the girl as the film progresses, killing the people she claims are tormenting her and making her life unbearable.
L'ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21/ MURDERER LIVES AT 21 (12) 1942 FRANCE       CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES   DVD -   £17.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
     A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from 'Monsieur Durand' at the scene of each crime.
TU SERAS MON FILS/YOU WILL BE MY SON (15) 2011 FRANCE LEGRAN
D, GILLES  £15.99
Father is unhappy about the prospect of his son taking over the business, instead he wants his  foreman's son to take over,  causing more feud which results in some unexpected consequences.
 

GERMAN CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013

 
LORE (15) 2012    SHORTLAND,  CATE DVD -    £15.99    BLU RAY  - £19.99
    When her father, an officer in the SS, and her Nazi-supporting mother are taken into custody by allied troops at the end of the war, Lore (Saskia Rosendahl) and her siblings must travel across Germany to their grandmother's house in Hamburg. On their travels, the group encounter a number of fearful and suspicious people, but it is only when they meet a kind-hearted young Jewish man, Thomas (Kai-Peter Malina), that Lore begins to reassess the feelings of hatred so deeply instilled in her by her parents. 
 
THE VISITOR (18) 2011 GERMANY    IBEN, TOR £15.99
   A  young Turkish policeman living in Berlin with his girlfriend Christine has made a decent living in his adopted country, he has managed to integrate himself into the local way of life and his relationship at home is better than ever. All this changes when he develops feelings for another man.
 

ITALIAN CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013

 
THEOREM (15) 1968  ITALY    PASOLINI, PIER PAULO           £19.99
     A handsome young man ingratiates himself into the home  of a rich family and  completely changes their lives.  Dual format two dvd set Dvd/Blu-ray
 

SPANISH CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013

 
CRIA CUERVOS/RAISE RAVENS (12) 1976 SPAIN    SAURA, CARLOS   £19.99   
    Touching and thought-provoking film which remains one of the most important films in Spanish cinema.(dual format two dvd set dvd/Blu-ray)
 
SILENCIO EN LA NIEVE/FROZEN SILENCE (15) 2011 SPAIN HERRERO, 
GERARDO £15.99
`Gerardo Herrero directs this Spanish-language drama following a murder investigation in the midst of World War II.

JAPANESE CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013

 
COMPLETE EXISTING FILMS OF SADAO YAMANAKA (PG)   JAPAN 1937  £25.99
   Although he made 22 films over a six - year period (before dying of dysentery in a Japanese Imperial Army outpost in Manchuria at the age of 28), only three of them survive, collected here for the first time in the West. The films are Tange Sazen: The Million Ryô Pot,   Kôchiyama Sôshun &Humanity and Paper Balloons 
 
I WISH (PG) 2011    JAPAN  KOREEDA, HIROKAZU £15.99
   Family-based drama in which two brothers torn apart by their parents' divorce and living in separate towns dream of reuniting their family.
 
 

CHINESE CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013


VULGARIA (15) 2012 CHINA  PANG, HO-CHEUNG IN  CANTONESE £14.99
  Outrageous farce following a cash-strapped film producer who is asked to remake a classic erotic movie for an eccentric Triad.
 

RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN  CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013

 
AURORA (15) 2011 ROMANIAN   PUIU, CRISTI £15.99
  Dark thriller about  deeply troubled father who snaps and he commits murder.
NIGHT TRAIN (12) 1959 POLAND  KAWALEROWICZ, JERZY £12.99
  Polish thriller about two strangers,  Jerzy and Marta,  who are both on the run. By coincidence they happen to have bought the same ticket and even though both wanted privacy they decide to share a sleeping quarter for the duration of the journey.
WHITE TIGER (12) 2012 RUSSIA SHAKHNAZAROV, KAREN £15.99
  Russian war film about a  Red Army sergeant's obsession with a seemingly invincible Tiger tank.
 

    DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD MAY 2013                 

BEHIND THE WALL (E) 2011  KELLY, MICHAEL PATRICK £15.99
   With real-life accounts the film tells the story of  Berlin Wall and the people living on either side of it.
CHRONIQUE D'UN ÉTÉ /CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (12) FRANCE 1961    ROUCH, JEAN/MORIN, EDGER £19.99
   Groundbreaking documentary that is a sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.
THE COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS: VOLUME 1 - THE FIRST DAYS (PG)  (DUAL FORMAT ED) £19.99
   Collection of 15 documentary shorts from British filmmaker Humphrey Jennings. The films in this volume were made betweenPost Haste (1934), Locomotives (1934), The Story of the Wheel (1934), Farwell Topsails (1937), Penny Journey (1938), Speaking from America (1938), The Farm (1938), Making Fashion (1938), Spare Time (1939), SS Ionian (1939) The First Days (1939), Spring Offensive (1940), Welfare of the Workers (1940) London Can Take it! (1940)
COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS COLLECTION, THE: VOLUME TWO: FIRES WERE STARTED (E)  (DUAL FORMAT ED) ( £ 19.99 
  This, the second of three volumes which collect together Jennings' entire output, gathers five films from 1941-1943 and shows Jennings at the peak of his tragically short but outstanding career. The film are  The Heart of Britain (1941), Words for Battle (1941), Listen to Britain (1941), Fires Were Started (1943) & The Silent Village (1943)
THE COMPLETE HUMPHREY JENNINGS COLLECTION VOLUME 3: A DIARY FOR TIMOTHY (E)  £19.99
   This Dual Format Edition completes the BFI’s acclaimed Complete Humphrey Jennings Collection, making available all the films directed by Britain’s greatest filmmaker available on Blu-ray and DVD. This volume contains - The True Story of Lili Marlane (1944), The Eighty Days(1944), Myra Hess (1945), A Diary for Timothy (1945), A Defeated People (1946), The Cumberland Story (1947), The Dim Little Island (1949) & Family Portrait (1950)
DAVID BOWIE: INSIDE OUT – A RETROSPECTIVE (E)         £24.99
    Triple bill of programmes looking at the career of English rock singer-songwriter David Bowie.
DIARY OF A VAMPIRE – THE LEGACY OF BRAM STOKER (E)         £15.99
    Documentary exploring the world of Bram Stoker and the mystery behind his mythical horror story ‘Dracula’.
ELIANE RADIGUE: VIRTUOSO LISTENING (E) 2012        £17.99
    Documentary about French electronic music composer Eliane Radigue. Composing the majority of her works on a single modular synthesizer, Radigue wrote over twenty pieces between 1967 and 2000, after which she began focusing on acoustic instrumental music. Her work was commended by The Spitalfields Summer Music Festival in June 2011.
FIRST POSITION (PG) 2011 YEMINI,  BOMMER £15.99
  Documentary following six young dancers from around the world hoping to prove their balletic ability at the prestigious Youth America Grand Prix in New York
GUNNIN' FOR THAT #1 SPOT (12) 2008 YAUCH, ADAM £15.99
  Basketball documentary directed by Beastie Boy Adam Yauch, following eight top young players as they compete in the first ever 'Elite 24' tournament at Rucker Park in New York's Harlem district and then go on to become millionaires and sports personalities.
PLANET OF SNAIL (E) 2011 KOREA YI SEUNG-JUN £14.99
  Documentary about the experiences in life and love of a deaf-blind man.
RICHARD III: THE KING IN THE CARPARK/THE UNSEEN STORY (E) 2013  £19.99
   Double bill of documentaries. 'The King in the Car Park' follows a team of scientists as they investigate a skeleton found in a Leicester car park and believed to be the remains of Richard III. 'The Untold Story' features previously unseen footage of the archaeological excavation and laboratory tests, as well as new interviews with the scientists involved.
SECRET CITY (E) 2012    CHANAN, MICHAEL        £14.99
    The film examines how the City of London Corporation is an anti-democratic system which adheres to ancient laws. The film also takes a look at the Corporation's impact on Britain’s economy.
SHADOWS OF PROGRESS – DOCUMENTARY FILM IN POST-WAR BRITAIN…(15) 1977        £29.99
    A collection of post-war documentaries offering a revealing portrait of Britain’s social, cultural and industrial development throughout the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s.
SHAKESPEARE AND THE SPANISH CONNECTION (E) 2011   £24.99
   Documentary examining the relation of traditional Spanish theatre to the work of William Shakespeare. It is widely known that Shakespeare adapted his plays from a variety of sources and cultures. The Theatre Department of the University of California sets out to trace the influence of traditional Spanish theatre on Shakespeare's plays.
SPIRA MIRABILIS (E)  CAILLAT, G/JUBAN, P M   £29.99
   A documentary portrait of the young collective of classical musicians known as 'Spira Mirabilis', who study, practise and perform concerts without the involvement of a conductor. 
THE WERETH ELEVEN (E) 2011 CHILD, ROBERT £24.99
   Docudrama which weaves archive footage, interviews and drama to tell the  tale of eleven African-American soldiers who were executed by the Nazis in one of the lesser known war crimes of WWII. 
WEST OF MEMPHIS (E) 2012 BERG, AMY £19.99
   The film follows the so called ‘West Memphis Three’ which has over the  last 20 years from a lurid true-crime story into one of the biggest miscarriage of justice in modern US history.

LITERATURE ON DVD  MAY 2013


THE FUGITIVE KIND (12)   1959 LUMET, SIDNEY  £9.99
   Adapted from Tennessee Williams' play 'Orpheus Descending', this US drama stars Marlon Brando as drifter Val Xavier.
THE GREAT GATSBY (12) 2000 MARKOWITZ,  ROBERT  £7.99
   Toby Stephens, Paul Rudd and Mira Sorvino star in this made-for-TV drama adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel set in the 1920s.
LIFE OF PI (PG) 2012 LEE, ANG    DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £27.99
       Academy Award-winning fantasy adventure based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel.
MIDNIGHT'S CHILDREN (12) 2012  MEHTA, DEEPA  DVD - £19.99   
BLU-RAY - £24.99
   Based on Salman Rushdie magic realist novel, the film is set against the backdrop of India's independence from British rule and the resulting partition of India. 
LES MISÉRABLES (12A) 2012       HOOPER, TOM   DVD - £19.99   
BLU-RAY - £24.99
   Academy Award-winning big-screen adaptation of the stage musical based on Victor Hugo's classic novel.
QUARTET (12) 2012   HOFFMAN,  DUSTIN    DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £19.99
   Comedy drama adapted by writer Ronald Harwood from his own stage play of the same name.
 

BRITISH CINEMA ON DVD MAY 2013


BILLY LIAR (PG) 1963   SCHLESINGER, JOHN  DVD - £15.99   BLU-RAY - £19.99
      50th Anniversary restored Eedition staring Tom Courtenay in this Hall-Waterhouse comedy.
BROADCHURCH (12)2013 £25.99
  ITV crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
CFF COLLECTION: VOLUME 1 - LONDON TALES (U) £19.99
   Three Children's Film Foundation - 'The Salvage Gang' (1958),  'Night Ferry' (1966) and. 'Operation Third Form' (1976)
CFF COLLECTION: VOLUME 2 - THE RACE IS ON (PG)    £19.99
   Children's Film Foundation films featured -  'Sammy's Super T-Shirt' (1978), 'Soapbox Derby' (1957) and 'The Sky Bike' (1967)
CFF  COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 -  WEIRD ADVENTURES (U)  £19.99
   Features - The Monster of Highgate Ponds, The Boy Who Turned Yellow and A Hitch in Time, directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Powell and Pressburger and Jan Darnley-Smith
CHARLIE BROOKER'S BLACK MIRROR: THE COMPLETE SECOND SERIES (15) 2012  £19.99
   Second mini-series of the Channel 4 drama written by Charlie Brooker which explores the role of technology in modern society in three stand-alone episodes.
DO ELEPHANTS PRAY? (15) 2010 HILLS, PAUL £14.99
   British drama following 30-something businessman Callum Cutter (Jonnie Hurn) as he struggles to find meaning in his life.
UNDERGROUND (PG) 1928 UK ASQUITH, ANTHONY      £19.99
   Introduced as a ‘story of ordinary workaday people’. Anthony Asquith’s Underground masterfully balances the light and dark sides of the city life to evoke the daily existence of the average Londoner better than any other film from Britain’s silent canon. Dual format two dvd set Dvd/Blu-ray
 

 NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVD  MAY 2013


AMATEUR (15) 1984   HARTLEY, HAL   DVD - £15.99   BLU-RAY -£19.99
   Quirky comedy thriller staring Isabelle Huppert
DJANGO UNCHAINED (18) 2012   TARANTINO, QUENTIN  
     DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £24.99
  Academy Award-winning western starring Jamie Foxx as a freed slave who sets out to rescue his wife from a merciless plantation owner.
THE IMPOSSIBLE (12) 2012  BAYONA, JUAN ANTONIO    
     DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £24.99
   Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts star in this Academy Award-nominated disaster drama set in Thailand during the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
A PORTRAIT OF JAMES DEAN - JOSHUA TREE, 1951 (15) 2012  MISHORY ,MATTHEW £15.99
   Speculative biopic of James Dean set before his short lived film career. Using his rumoured bisexuality as a starting point, the film portrays Dean (James Preston) as a troubled young man on the cusp of achieving fame. 
OPENING NIGHT (15) 1977 USA   CASSAVETES, JOHN £19.99
   Broadway actress Myrtle Gordon (Gena Rowlands) rehearses for her latest play about a woman in denial at the onset of her autumn years. When Myrtle witnesses the accidental death of an adoring young fan, it catalyses a crisis of confidence in both her professional and her personal life and threatens to undermine the whole production. Dual format two dvd set.
THE SESSIONS (15) 2012   LEWIN, BEN   DVD - £19.99   BLU-RAY - £24.99
   Ben Lewin writes and directs this Academy Award-nominated drama about the sexual awakening of a life-long polio sufferer. 
THE UNBELIEVABLE TRUTH (15) 1990 USA  HARTLEY, HAL
     DVD - £15.99  BLU-RAY - £19.99
   Romantic comedy about  a Long Island teenager beset with worries - college, parents, nuclear war - and frustrated by small-town life.
THE WOMAN ON THE BEACH (PG) 1947 RENOIR, JEAN £12.99
 Film noir about a Coast Guard officer who falls for a married woman. 
 
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