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posted 5 Apr 2013, 08:39 by Julian Whiting   [ updated 17 Apr 2013, 12:17 ]

                                                                        
NEW RELEASE NEWSLETTER APRIL 2013

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      WELCOME TO OUR NEW DVD RELEASE NEWSLETTER APRIL  2013
Contents
FRENCH CINEMA          ITALIAN CINEMA
JAPANESE CINEMA      MIDDLE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA    
POLISH CINEMA
DOCUMENTARIES     LITERATURE ON DVD      BRITISH CINEMA
NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVDS       CONTACT INFORMATION

                         FRENCH CINEMA on DVDS APRIL 2013

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.
BAISE-MOI (18) 2001 FRANCE DESPENTES, V /TRINH THI, C £15.99
    Controversial road movie about two women who take revenge on men.
LE BEAU SERGE  (12) 1958 FRANCE        CHABROL, CLAUDE     £17.99
    Claude Chabrol’s directorial debut has  been credited as the first film to emerge from the French New Wave. François (Stéphane Audran) returns to his hometown from the big city to find that his old friend Serge (Gérard Blain)  is stuck in a loveless marriage and is drinking. François determines to help him turn his life around.
C’ÉTAIT UN RENDEZVOUS (PG) 1976   FRANCE        £15.99
    In this short film director Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera onto a Merceds-Benz 450SEL’s bumper.  He then filmed a high-speed joyride, with the sound of  engine revs, gear shifts and tyres screeching. through the streets of Paris at dawn
LES COUSINS (12) 1959 FRANCE        CHABROL, CLAUDE     £17.99
    The fortunes of two cousins whose bond is tested by a beautiful woman.
CRIME D’AMOUR/LOVE CRIME(15) 2010 FRANCE CORNEAU, ALAIN  £17.99
    Thriller starring Kristin Scott Thomas and Ludivine Sagnier.
KIRIKOU AND THE MEN AND WOMEN (U) FRANCE  2012    OCELOT, MICHEL    £15.99
    The third animated film in the series that follows the adventures of a small African boy named Kirikou. The five separate stories relate to Kirikou’s day-to-day life growing up in his tribal village alongside his mother and grandfather, and his efforts to try and outwit the scheming local sorceress Karaba.
STARBUCK (15) 2011    CANADA     KEN SCOTT    IN FRENCH        £14.99
    French-Canadian comedy about a man in his  forties but still acts like a  teenager.
However his teenage behaviour is about  to come to an end, when he becomes a father to 534 children.
TU SERAS MON FILS/YOU WILL BE MY SON (15) 2011 FRANCE    LEGRAND, 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.

                          ITALIAN CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

PERLASCA: THE COURAGE OF A JUST MAN (12) 2002 ITALY    NEGRIN, ALBERTO    £15.99
    Drama which brings to life the true story of Giorgio Perlasca, an Italian who risked his life to save Jews in Second World War Hungary.

                       JAPANESE CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

BAKUMATSU TAIYÔ-DEN     1957  JAPAN  KAWASHIMA, YUZO    £17.99
    Classic Japanese comedy follows man-about-town Saheiji who finds himself unable to pay for a bill at a brothel and  is forced to remain there to work off his debt in this multi-levelled portrait of Japanese society.
OBLIVION ISLAND: HURAKA AND THE MAGIC MIRROR (PG) 2009    JAPAN   SATO, SHINSUKE £19.99
    Coming of age anime in which a 16-year-old girl still grieving for the loss of her mother enters a magical world.
YASUJIRÔ OZU: THE GANGSTER FILMS (15) 1933     JAPAN    £29.99
    Collection of three silents films directed by Yasujirô Ozu. In ‘Walk Cheerfully’ (1930) a thief attempts to reform for the sake of the woman he loves. In ‘That Night’s Wife’ (1930) a father becomes a criminal in order to afford his sick daughter’s medical treatment.

In ‘Dragnet Girl’ (1933) a typist re-evaluates her life when her gangster boyfriend becomes acquainted with another woman.

             MIDDLE EASTERN/ MEDITERRANEAN CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

ALPS (15) 2011 GREECE        LANTHIMOS, GIORGOS        £15.99
    Psychological drama about a self-formed group of therapists who impersonate the recently deceased to help their clients through the grieving process.
ZAYTOUN (15) 2012        RIKLIS, ERAN        £15.99
    Unconventional Middle-Eastern buddy movie directed by Eran Riklis and starring Stephen Dorff. Israeli pilot Yoni (Dorff) is shot down over Beirut and held captive by a group of Palestinian liberation fighters. Left under the surveillance of the young refugee and orphan Fahed (Abdallah El Akal), Yoni begins to forge a relationship with the young boy and together they make a deal – if  Fahed helps Yoni escape, Yoni will return Fahed to his home village.

                          POLISH CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS (12) 1960 POLAND    £39.99
    A 4-DVD set comprising four remarkable films (all available for the first time in the UK) Eroica (1958) Andrzej Munk’s two-part anti-war poem is a darkly comic, intelligent and insightful satire on duty, courage and heroism, Night Train (1959): Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s homage to Hitchcock,
Innocent Sorcerers (1960) is a provocative film by Andrzej Wajda  about contemporary youth from a script co-written by Jerzy Skolimowski and finally  Goodbye, See You Tomorrow (1960) is directors Janusz Morgenstern’s touching story of young love.
POLISH CINEMA CLASSICS: VOLUME II (15) POLAND        £33.99
    Features -  Andrzej Wajda Promised Land (Ziemia obiecana, 1974), Krzysztof Zanussi – Illumination (Iluminacja, 1973), Wojciech Marczewski – ESCAPE FROM ‘LIBERTY’ CINEMA (Ucieczka z kina ‘Wolnosc’, 1990)

                      SCANDINAVIAN CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

THE BOSS OF IT ALL (15) 2006 DENMARK    TRIER,  LARS VON    £15.99
    Black comedy from acclaimed Danish director Lars von Trier.
THE HUNT (15) 2012 DENMARK   VINTERBERG, THOMAS    £17.99
    Mads Mikkelsen stars as Lukas, a recently-divorced primary school teacher locked in an acrimonious custody battle over his teenage son Marcus. When Lukas is accused of child abuse he soon faces unanimous condemnation from everyone around him, including his closest friends.
PROTECTORS: SEASON 1 (15) 2009    DENMARK        £23.99
    Emmy award-winning series featuring members of the elite Personal Protection Unit based who have to  adjust to the pressures of their  job while trying to maintain a balance in their personal lives.
THE PURGE (18) 2012    FINLAND    JOKINEN, ANTTI         £15.99
    Film about the  relationship that develops between two Eastern European women of different generations who have suffered immense hardships.
SHE MONKEYS (12A) 2012 SWEDEN  ASCHAN,  LISA    £15.99
    When shy, timid Emma (Mathilda Paradeiser) joins an equestrian gymnastics team, she is taken under the wing of the more experienced, headstrong Cassandra (Linda Molin). The two become friends, and later, as Emma turns out to have a strong talent for the sport, rivals.

As Cassandra struggles to maintain her psychological control of Emma, a power struggle ensues and the stakes get higher and higher.

                      DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD APRIL 2013

ACOUSTIC ROUTES (E) 1992        LEMAN, JAN     £14.99
 
Documentary that sets out to tell the story of the influential Scottish folk singer-songwriter Bert Jansch.
COI COLLECTION: VOLUME 8 – YOUR CHILDREN AND YOU (E)         £19.99
   A collection of short information films made by the Central Office of Information (COI) during the 20th century. This volume focuses on issues relating to children including diet, education and artificial insemination.
COLOURS OF THE PRISM, THE MECHANICS OF TIME (E) 2011     CAUX,
JACQUELINE    £15.99
 
Documentary charting a section of 20th century music including experimental, minimalist,repetitive, postmodern and techno.
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.
HOW WE INVENTED THE WORLD (E)         £14.99
  
The programme looks at the origins of the inventions and how they have altered the world in which we live. The episodes are: ‘Skyscrapers’, ‘Cars’, ‘Aeroplanes’, ‘Mobile Phones’ and ‘Guns’.
INDUSTRIAL REVELATIONS: BEST OF BRITISH ENGINEERING WITH RORY MCGRATH (E)     £14.99
 
Rory McGrath explores the stories behind a number of key inventions and visits Ironbridge in Shropshire, the place that labels itself the ‘Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution’.
JAZZ: A FILM BY KEN BURNS (E) 2011        £49.99
 
Ken Burns directs this documentary series chronicling the history of jazz.
KARAJAN: THE SECOND LIFE (E)         £19.99
 
Explores the musical vision of the legendary conductor Herbert Von Karajan.
LEONARD COHEN: BIRD ON A WIRE (E) 1972     PALMER, TONY     £8.99
 
Film documenting Leonard Cohen’s 1972 ‘Bird On a Wire’ tour. The 20-city European tour, which began in Dublin on 18 March 1972 and ended on 21 April in Jerusalem, caught Cohen at the pinnacle of his career
MARLENE DIETRICH – THE TWILIGHT OF AN ANGEL (E) 2012  LEEB, DOMINIQUE IN FRENCH         £12.99
 
Documentary about the legendary movie star and singer, Marlene Dietrich
RAY HARRYHAUSEN – SPECIAL EFFECTS TITAN (PG) 2011  PENSO, GILLES    £17.99
 
Documentary which looks at the life, career and influence of Ray Harryhausen, a man deemed the grandfather of stop-motion animation.
THE ROAD: A STORY OF LIFE AND DEATH (PG) 2012 ISAAC, MARC  £15.99
 
Documentary film from Marc Isaacs which follows a number of people as they attempt to integrate themselves into a contemporary London setting after leaving their respective homes.
ROOM 237 (15) 2012        ASCHER,  RODNEY         £19.99
 
Documentary examining the numerous theories that have arisen over the years about the hidden meanings within Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film ‘The Shining’.
ROUNDABOUT – A YEAR IN COLOUR 1963 (E)             £19.99
 
This  1963 COI documentary gives a fascinating glimpse of Britain and its place in the world 50 years ago.
SECRET CITY (E) 2012    CHANAN, MICHAEL        £14.99
   
The film examines how the City of London Corporation (the capital’s powerful governing body) is an anti-democratic system which adheres to ancient laws and takes a look at its 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.
SIDE BY SIDE (15) 2012    KENNEALLY, CHRIS        £15.99
 
Explores the ongoing debate between traditional celluloid and digital film.
SOUND CITY (E) 2012    GROHL , DAVE   £11.99
 
Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl directs this documentary about Los Angeles’ Sound City Studios which specialised in analog recording.
THE SPIRIT OF ’45 (E) 2012 LOACH, KEN    £14.99
 
An impassioned documentary about how the spirit of unity which buoyed Britain during the war years carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society
VITO (E) 2011        SCHWARZ, JEFFREY        £15.99
 
Documentary about gay activist and author of ‘The Celluloid Closet’ Vito Russo. Having died in 1990 from AIDS-related problems, Vito is still held in high regard as one of the forerunners for gay rights in the United States and across the western world.
This film explores his legacy.
WILD ARABIA (PG) 2012            £19.99
   B
BC natural history series exploring the wildlife and cultural heritage of the Arabian Peninsula.

                      LITERATURE ON DVD NEW RELEASES APRIL2013

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (12) 2012     JACKSON, PETER    £19.99
    The first of three epic instalments in director Peter Jackson’s blockbuster prequel to his ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy.
LIFE OF PI (PG) 2012            LEE, ANG        £19.99
    Academy Award-winning fantasy adventure based on Yann Martel’s Booker Prize-winning novel.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA (U) 1989     TAYLOR, JUD        £12.99
    Adaptation of Ernest Hemingway’s novel.
TESS (12) 1979 UK   POLANSKI, ROMAN    £19.99
    Oscar wining film based on the Thomas  Hardy novel.

                              BRITISH CINEMA ON DVD APRIL 2013

DANCING ON THE EDGE (15) 2012    £19.99
    Steven Poliakoff writes this five-part drama set in London in the 1930s following the rise and fall of a black jazz band.
EALING RARITIES COLLECTION: VOLUME ONE (U)         £14.99
    Range of scarce films from both Basil Dean’s and Michael Balcon’s tenure as studio head. Features -  Escape! (1930), West of Zanzibar (1954), Penny Paradise (1938),  and Cheer Up! (1936)
EALING RARITIES COLLECTION: VOLUME TWO (U)         £14.99
    Features – Midshipman Easy (1935),Brief Ecstasy (1938), The Big Blockade (1942) and  The Four Just Men (1939)
EALING RARITIES COLLECTION: VOLUME THREE (U)         £14.99
    Range of scarce films from both Basil Dean’s and Michael Balcon’s tenure as studio head.  This set features – Cage of Gold (1950), Death Drives Through (1935), The Impassive Footman (1932) and Frieda (1947),
FATHERLAND  (15) 1986 UK        LOACH, KEN        £15.99
    A singer swaps the political intimidation of working in East Germany for the equally controlling Capitalist music industry in the West.  Loosely based on the German singer Wolf Biermann.
LOOKS AND SMILES (15) 1991 UK        LOACH, KEN        £15.99
    Based on the novel by Barry Hines, and set during Margaret Thatcher’s rule of Britain, the film follows a young man living in Sheffield who is struggling to find work and direction in life.

He sees joining the army as his only job opportunity but is sent to serve in the conflict in Northern Ireland and the experience leaves him much changed.
MY NAME IS JOE (15) 1998  UK        LOACH, KEN        £15.99
    Recovering alcoholic Joe Kavanagh (Peter Mullan) is out of work, but spends his time coaching the local football team. When he goes to pick up team member Liam (David McKay), he meets social worker Sarah Downie (Louise Goodall).

Although they clash at first, the pair are soon involved in a relationship. Joe learns from Sarah that Liam and his wife, Sabine (Annemarie Kennedy), owe money to local gangster McGowan (David Hayman). In an attempt to help Liam pay off his debt, Joe agrees to do three drugs runs for McGowan.

However, his relationship with Sarah suffers when she finds out what he has done.
SIGHTSEERS (15)     2012 UK        WHEATLEY, BEN        £17.99
    Ben Wheatley directs this jet-black British comedy in which a romantic break turns into a bloody killing spree.
UTOPIA (18) 2012    KELLY, DENNIS        £19.99
    Six-part British thriller drama following a number of individuals who find themselves at the centre of a conspiracy.

                      NEW ENGLISH LANGUAGE DVD  APRIL 2013
END OF WATCH (15) 2012 USA        AYER, DAVID        £17.99
    Two LAPD cops find themselves on a drug cartel’s death list in this gritty action drama from writer/director David Ayer.
MY BROTHER THE DEVIL (15) 2012    EL HOSAINI , SALLY   £15.99
    Rashid is in a street  gangland in  Hackney and is saving  the money he gains by selling drugs as a way of hopefully putting younger brother Mo through college.

However, Mo admires his older brother and wants to follow in his footsteps.
SEVEN PSYCHOPATHS (15) 2012    MCDONAGH, MARTIN    £15.99
    Crime caper about  a struggling screenwriter who finds himself entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld and carries out an ill-fated dognapping.
THE TV SET (12) 2012      KASDAN,  JAKE    £15.99
    Comedy drama satirising the world of television production. David Duchovny stars as Mike Kline, a scriptwriter who has written a quirky sitcom based on his own traumatic life experiences. When a studio takes up the script and begins work on a pilot for the series, Mike is forced to compromise his artistic integrity to an alarming degree.

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