NEW WORLD CINEMA RELEASES


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NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES  2019

CLIMAX (18) 2018 FRANCE  NOÉ, GASPAR  DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £24.99
 Described as a French musical horror and shot in 15 days.  A French dance troupe spends three days rehearsal in  abandoned boarding school while touring the US in the 1990s.  When the dancers find their drink is spiked with LSD, some dancers begin to reveal their darkest secrets, some experience heaven, while others descend into hell. 
COLETTE (15) 2018  WESTMORELAND,  WASH IN ENGLISH  £19.99
  Keira Knightley stars  Colette, whose first novel, 'Claudine', is published under her husband's pen name becomes an instant bestseller. However Colette fights the strict gender norms and constraints of early 20th-century France to finally  achieve recognition.
GIRL (15) 2018    BELGIUM  DHONT. LUKAS   IN FRENCH, FLEMISH & ENGLISH   £15.99
   Victor Polster stars as Lara, a 15-year-old transgender girl who dreams of becoming a professional ballet dancer while training at a prestigious academy. Preparing for gender reassignment surgery, Lara experiencing harassment and humiliation from those around her.
LE GRAND BAIN /SINK OR SWIM (15) 2018 FRANCE  LELLOUCHE , GILLES £19.99
 Feelgood comedy drama about a group of five middle-aged men on the  verge of a mid-life crisis who form a  synchronised swimming team training for a World Championships.  
LES MISERABLES (12) 2019 (5051561043239) IN ENGLISH  £19.99
  Six-part BBC adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel starring Dominic West, David Oyelowo and Lily Collins.
SHOAH: THE FOUR SISTERS - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (E) 2018 LANZMANN, CLAUDE FRANCE  DVD -   £19.99 BLU TAY - £19.99
 The documentary interviews four Jewish women - Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton - about their  experiences during the Holocaust as they consider the improbability of their survival and how they managed to build lives for themselves after such trauma.
UN PEUPLE ET SON ROI/ONE NATION, ONE KING (15) 2018   FRANCE  SCHOELLER , PIERRE  £19.99
  The 1789 revolution told largely from the point of view of the working men and women who fought for change.

NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES AUGUST TO DECEMBER 2018

L'AMANT DOUBLE (18) 2017 OZON, FRANÇOIS  DVD -  £12.99 BLU RAY -  £17.99
 Romantic thriller in which 25 year old model, Chloé, falls for her psychotherapist, Dr Paul Meyer. However, after the couple move in together, Chloé begins to feel like she doesn't know much about Paul at all and when she digs a little deeper she discovers he's been hiding a shocking secret about his past.
L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN     £15.99
 Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel and a defining work of the French New Wave, this surreal film is set in a luxury hotel.  Here an unnamed man attempts to persuade a married woman to run away with him, claiming they have had an affair.  However the woman does not recognise him. 
APRÈS LE SUD/HEAT WAVE 2011 FRANCE JAUFFRET , JEAN-JACQUES £7.99
    On a sweltering day in the south of France and based on real events, four lives intersect.  An alluring girl; her troubled boyfriend; her mysterious mother and a gruff neighbour collide in tragedy as their secrets lead to a series of shocking events.
L'ATELIER/THE WORKSHOP (15) 2017  FRANCE   CANTET, LAURENT   £15.99
  Set in La Ciotat where a group of teenagers attend a creative writing workshop with an  acclaimed author..  Their task is to work as a team writing a murder mystery. However Antoine quickly emerges as the leading creative voice amongst the group but his far right views and fascination with violence, causes unease among his fellow students. 
AURORE/I GOT LIFE! (15) 2017 FRANCE  LENOIR, BLANDINE   £15.99
    Comedy drama in which a middle-aged woman struggles to comprehend that she is no longer youthful. Her husband wants a divorce, her daughter is pregnant and Aurore is going through the menopausal. Aurore begins to feel she is being cast aside by society. 
However a chance encounter with an old boyfriend brings vibrancy and hope back into her life.
LA BATAILLE D'ALGER/BATTLE OF ALGIERS (15) 1965 FRANCE PONTECORVO, GILLO DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY  £21.99
    Dramatic, pseudo-documentary reconstruction of the rise of the nationalist movement in Algiers between 1954 and 1957. A benchmarks of 1960s political radicalism.
LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE (PG) 1936 FRANCE  RENOIR, JEAN    £17.99
  The boss of a small publishing house fakes his own death to escape his problems. This leaves mild-mannered clerk Mr Lange, who dreams of being a writer of Westerns, in charge.  He turns the company into a cooperative and becomes a successful western writer and the cooperative thrives.   However when the old boss returns from the ‘dead’ to reclaim the  publishing company, Mr Lange takes drastic action.
EN MAI, FAIS CE QU'IL TE PLAÎT /THE EVACUATION (15) 2015 FRANCE  CARION,  CHRISTIAN   £15.99
  1940 and a  French village is about to be overrun by German troops.  The villagers decide to flee and the film tells multiple parallel storylines about those on the move, raging from a German resistance fighter, Hans and his 8 year old son,  schoolteacher Suzanne and  mayor Paul and Scottish officer  Percy.
THE EARLY FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (15) 1986  FRANCE   BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
   Features -  DÉSORDRE/DISORDE  (1986) about a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed and  L'ENFANT DE L'HIVER/WINTER'S CHILD (1989) in which Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.
LES FANTÔMES D'ISMAËL/ISMAEL'S GHOSTS  (15)  2017  FRANCE DESPLECHIN, ARNAUD   £15.99
  Film director Ismael now lives with his partner Sylvia after his wife disappeared without a trace 20 years previously.  Then one day Ismael’s wife Carlotta returns and wants back into Ismael's life. 
LES GARDIENNES /THE GUARDIANS (15)  2017 FRANCE BEAUVOIS,  XAVIE  £15.99
      Set during the First World War,  Hortense takes over the running of the farm, while the men have  gone to fight.  Struggling to cope,  Hortense takes on the hard working 20-year-old orphan  Francine Riant.  However when Hortense’s son  Georges  comes home on leave he falls for Francine, much to his mothers disapproval .
JALOUSE (12) 2017 FRANCE FOENKINOS, DAVID AND STÉPHANE   £19.99 
 Miriam and Antoine Besson are going through a divorce, with  Miriam seeking sole custody of their son, 12-year-old Julien,  to protect him from a father she claims is violent. However as the conflict between his parent intensifies, Julien starts to feel the strain which begins to affect his mental state
JUSQU'À LA GARDE/CUSTODY (15) 2017 FRANCE LEGRAND, XAVIER   £15.99
    Miriam and Antoine Besson are going through a divorce, with  Miriam seeking sole custody of their son, 12-year-old Julien,  to protect him from a father she claims is violent. However as the conflict between his parent intensifies, Julien starts to feel the strain which begins to affect his mental state
MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN/MY LIFE WITH JAMES DEAN (15) 2017 FRANCE  CHOISY,  DOMINIQUE £15.99  
In this love letter to the power of cinema,  first time film director is on a Normandy film festival tour showing his film to very mixed views.

However while passing though Normandy, the director takes inspiration from the colourful characters he meets in the coastal towns.
MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN (15)  2017  FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE  £15.99
     Based on true events in which a young boy Marvin struggles against his family's oppressive views of sexuality and personal identity. Leaves for Paris to reinvent himself and the films follows Marvin as a mid-twenties theatre student.
PLANETARIUM/SUMMONING 2017 FRANCE  ZLOTOWSKI , REBECCA £12.99
  Set in the 1930s, this beautifully filmed movie is about two young American mediums who finish their world tour in Paris. Invited by a famous film director to star in his film, they are caught in a whirlwind of cinema, experiments, and emotions, while the shadow of the war looms.
LE REDOUTABLE/REDOUBTABLE (15)   2017 FRANCE   HAZANAVICIUS, MICHEL   £17.99
    Paris 1967. filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky,  20 years his junior. After they marry,  Godard gets more involved in political protests, but he also struggles to control his jealousy towards his  new young wife.
LA RELIGIEUSE /THE NUN (12)  1966  FRANCE RIVETTE , JACQUES £15.99
  Set 18th century France and based on the novel by Denis Diderot , Suzanne Simonin  is forced to become a nun against her will.  Here the three mother superiors treat her in radically different ways. The film is a faithful adaptation of  Diderot’s  attack on religious abuse. Includes the documentary : 'La Scandaleuse'.
LE RETOUR DU HÉROS/RETURN OF THE HERO  (12) 2018 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT   £19.99
  Old fashioned romantic comedy.  Captain Charles-Grégoire Neuville get engaged to Pauline, but then is called away to  war.  However when Pauline falls ill, her sister Elisabeth  writes letters to her,  posing as Captain  Neuville, in the hope of making her sister feel better.

Three years later Neuville returns, but the Captain seems more interest in drink and the family money that Pauline.
REVENGE (18) 2017 FRANCE    FARGEAT, CORALIE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Thriller in which young American woman, Jen,  heads to desert retreat a for a romantic weekend with her wealthy and married boyfriend Richard.  However once there Jen is attacked by Richard and his friends.  Escaping from them she vows to to kill them one by one before they can find her. 
TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE /MY GOLDEN DAYS (15)  2015  FRANCE DESPLECHIN , ARNAUD £15.99
  As anthropologist Paul Dedalus prepares to leave Tajikistan to return to Paris, he begins to reminisce about his childhood and relive some of his fondest and most vivid memories. 
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W  BRESSON,   ROBERT      £15.99
 Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, Lieutenant Fontaine is a member of the French Resistance who is imprisoned and condemned to death by the Nazis.

The film follows his attempts to escape from his cell at Montluc with the help of his teenage cellmate, François Jost.
VISAGES VILLAGES/FACES PLACES (12A) 2017 FRANCE   VARDA, AGNÈS/JR  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Documentary in which Agnès Varda and graffiti artist JR travel around rural France discussing their views on the world, while photographing people and communities.  The photos are later transformed into giant murals to be pasted on houses and walls.
WEEKEND (18) 1967 FRANCE  GODARD,  GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY -    £17.99
 Weekend trip to the countryside turns into a nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse.


NEW GERMAN DVD RELEASES 2018-19

Goodbye Berlin

NEW GERMAN RELEASES  2019
DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG/THE DIVINE ORDER (12A) 2018 SWITZERLAND  VOLPE, PETRA BIONDINA £12.99
 Comedy drama about a small Swiss farming village which does not recognise women’s suffrage.  However  bored housewife Nora Ruckstuhl demands a  referendum on giving /women the right to vote.
ROSA LUXEMBURG (12) 1986 GERMAN   TROTTA ,  MARGARETHE VON  DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £22.99
  Barbara Sukowa plays Rosa Luxemburg, in this biographical drama about the revolutionary socialist, who founded the anti-war Spartacus League with Karl Liebkecht during the First World War and her subsequent capture and execution in 1919.
SIEBZEHN/SEVENTEEN (18) 2017 AUSTIA ART, MONJA £15.99
  Set in a small Austrian town, just as the school summer holidays are about to begin, seventeen-year-old Paula has secretly fallen in love with Charlotte. However Charlotte has a boyfriend and is afraid to act on her feelings for Paula. This dreamy, beautifully shot coming-of-age movie tackles the heartaches of adolescence.

NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2018

AMOUR FOU (12A) 2014 AUSTRIA HAUSNER,  JESSICA DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99   
The film follows young German poet and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist while he tries to convince a friend's wife to join him in a suicide pact as a means of escaping the inevitability of death.
DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER/THE GOALIES'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK (PG)  1972  GERMANY WENDERS, WIM  £15.99
 Based on the novel by Peter Handke. An inexplicable chain of events is set in motion when, goalkeeper Josef Bloch, is sent off for dissent. Storming off the pitch, he picks up a woman in a cinema, takes her back to his hotel and impulsively strangles her, thereupon taking a bus to a village where he tries to find an old girlfriend.
AUS DEM NICHTS/IN THE FADE (18) 2017 GERMANY  AKIN, FATIH £15.99
 Thriller inspired by real-life events.  Katja is a German woman whose life is shattered when her Kurdish husband and her son are killed in a terrorist attack.  When the justice system fails,  Katja  takes the law in her own hands.

Winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes 2017, the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ  (15)   1980 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, RA. W. DVD - £48.99 LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY SET £71.99
 All 14 episodes of the TV drama series adapted from the Alfred Doblin novel.
Set in the 1920s,  Franz Biberkopf is fresh out of prison when he teams up the 
charismatic burglar Reinhold.   Together they embark on a life of crime.
EIN WEG/PATHS (12) 2017 GERMANY  MIERA, CHRIS  £15.99
 Furniture designer Andreas Haller  and florist Martin Winter fall in love and move in together and take in Andreas' young son Max after the sudden death of his mother. Over the course of the next 15 years, their love for one another slowly diminishes as financial and employment issues force them apart, leading the couple to make a difficult decision about the future.
GÖTZ VON BERLICHINGEN/IRON FIST (15) 2014 GERMANY   ROLA,  CARLO £13.99
  Film about the exploits  mercenary Imperial Knight and poet,  Götz von Berlichingen, who saves the German Emperor.
HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD (E) 2017 GERMANY  SUCHSLAND,  RÜDIGER DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £12.99
 This German documentary takes a closer look at the roughly 1000 feature films made in Germany between 1933-1945, examining how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted, into the heads of the German people, through the cinema screens. (Includes the documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses )
HOMESICK (15)   2017 GERMAN  ERWA, JAKOB M.   £15.99
 German psychological thriller centred on a troubled musician. After receiving an invitation to represent her country in a prestigious international contest, talented cellist Jessica Klug (Esther Maria Pietsch) practices relentlessly in her Berlin flat but begins to feel the weight of pressure placed upon her and her health starts to deteriorate as a result. As fear and paranoia take hold of her mind, Jessica becomes convinced that one of her new neighbours, Hilde (Tatja Seibt), has a vendetta against her, leading to tragic consequences for all involved.
JAHR DES TIGERS/THE YEAR I LOST MY MIND(18) 2017 GERMANY IBEN, TOR  £15.99
 Serial burglar Tom, becomes increasingly obsessed with history lecturer Lars, after spotting him during one of his break-ins.  Tom starts to observe and follow Lars, becoming engrossed in this game of hide-and-seek.  However Lars obverses Tom’s activity and the stalker momentarily becomes the stalked.
DER MANN AUS DEM EIS/ICEMAN (15) 2017  GERMANY RANDAU , FELIX  £17.99
 Set among a Neolithic clan 5300 years ago, Kaleb is out to avenge  murder, but while battling the elements he begins to questioning the morality of his mission.
MARIO (18) 2018 SWITZERLAND  GISLER,  MARCEL   £15.99
  Mario is the top scorer  for a leading club’s under-21s football team.  Football is Mario sole focus, however when talented Leon joins the club, the two young players find they are falling in love which each other.  As rumours of their romance spreads among their teammates, the two footballers believe they need to decide between their professional careers and their love for each other.
METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W.  LANG, FRITZ       LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY ONLY £34.99 
 90th Anniversary edition  of this early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society
Included in this definitive special edition boxed set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, are the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.
MICHAEL (U) GERMANY 1924  DREYER, C T DVD  £19.99 BLU RAY - £16.99
 Based on Herman Bang’s 1902 novel, the film is a fascinating  study of fin-de-siècle study of a “decadent” elderly artist driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model.
THE MISANDRISTS (15) 2017 GERMANY  LA BRUCE, BRUCE £15.99
 Latest film from Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce, a low-budget, high-fantasy tale of radical lesbian separatists living a cult-like existence set in 1999, “Somewhere in Ger(wo)many,”
SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY (15) 2013 AUSTRIA  DEUTSCH, GUSTAV   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Experimental artist Gustav Deutsch reproduces 13 of American painter Edward Hopper’s oil paintings on film, connecting them through the fictitious story of a red-haired New York actress through the years 1931-63. 
DER TODESKING (18) 1990   GERMANY    BUTTGEREIT , JÖRG   3 DISCS  BLU RAY ONLY  £28.99
  Experimental horror film with no central characters.  A body is floating in blackness that slowly stretches from a foetal position and begins to decompose, it moves through more and more disturbing sequences and ideas including a girl scribbling the same word over and over, the reels of the film breaking down and a Nazi death camp sequence.
DIE UNSICHTBAREN– WIR WOLLEN LEBEN/THE RESISTANCE (12)  2017 GERMANY RÄFLE, CLAUS  £12.99
  1943 and the Nazi’s have declared Berlin free of Jews. However this is far from the truth, 7000 Jews have successfully gone underground.  However four young Jews survive in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible." 

The film tells the stories of four Jews living in wartime Berlin. 

Hanni Lévy, who has just turned 17, has lost both of her parents. Thanks to her dyed, blonde hair, she is practically invisible to her pursuers, and strolls along the Ku'damm to pass the time away. 

Cioma Schönhaus has also gone underground and leads an adventurous life that consists of buying a sailboat, dining in Berlin's best restaurants, and becoming a forger of passports, through which he saves the lives of dozens of other Jews.

Eugen Friede joins a resistance group that distributes anti government leaflets, 

Ruth Arndt and a friend dream about life in America during the daytime; at night, she pretends to be a war widow and serves black-market gourmet foods in the apartment of an NS officer. 
WESTERN (12A) 2017 GERMANY   GRISEBACH, VALESKA £15.99
   A group of German construction workers are building a power plant  in the Bulgarian countryside and treat the local with contempt.  However, older German worker Meinhard,  befriends some of the Bulgarians, which creates  hostility from both the other workers and the native population.


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  2019

¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA (18) 2018 COLOMBIA CAUDELI , RUTH £15.99
Two professional ambition young women falling for each other. However over time Eva and Candela find their relationship failing as they see themselves turning into a conventional couple. The film explores a relationship bound and inevitably ended by the same thing: their dreams.
DHOGS (18) 2017 SPAIN  GOTEIRA, ANDRÉS   IN  GALICIAN  £12.99
 A shocking crimes take place with total indifferent, in this film where the thin line between victims, criminals and spectators is blurred.  

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN  RELEASES 2018

AQUARIUS   (18) 2016 BRAZIL  FILHO,  KLEBER MENDONCA IN PORTUGUESE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
  65-year-old retired music critic, Clara,  lives in the Aquarius apartment building in Recife.
When she refuses to sell her apartment to property developers, the developer harass Clara and she in turn hardens her stance and takes matters into her own hands.
BOI NEON/NEON BULL (18) 2015 BRAZIL  MASCARO,  GABRIEL   IN PORTUGUES  DVD £12.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
    Director Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive film is set in the macho world of rodeo, where rodeo handler Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer.  
CAMALEÓN (18) 2016 CHILE SERRANO , JORGE RIQUELME    £12.99
 Psychological thriller about a wealthy lesbian couple who’s life is turned upside down when a young man turns up expectantly.
COLA DE MONO (18) 2017   CHILE FUGUET, ALBERTO   £15.99
  Set on  Christmas Eve, 1986 two teenage brothers begin to explore their repressed sexualities.
CONDADO MACABRO/MASSACRE COUNTY (15) 2016 PORTUGAL ANDRÉ DE CAMPOS MELLO/DEBRITO, M    £12.99
 A clown covered in blood is being held with his hands cuffed inside a cell at a police station. The suspect is being questioned about the hideous crime that took place in an isolated mansion. 
ESTIU 1993/SUMMER 1993 (12) 2017 SPAIN SIMÓN, CARLA IN CATALAN   £15.99
 Moving film in which orphaned six-year-old Frida is sent to live in the countryside with her aunt Marga and uncle Esteve and there three year old daughter. Here  Frida needs to adjust to her new surroundings and family life, while coping with the loss of her mother.
LAS HEREDERAS/THE HEIRESSES (12) 2018 PARAGUAY   MARTINESSI, MARCELO £17.99
  Chela and Chiquita are from a wealth family that has hit hard times, after living together for 30 years.  After selling their possessions to settle rising debts, Chiquita is imprisoned for fraud.  This forces Chela, to break out of her closed environment and become part of the world outside.
MAL NOSSO/OUR EVIL (18) 2016 BRAZIL GALLI, SAMUEL    £12.99
 Unravelling in flashbacks, a farther wants his daughter killed because he believes that the devils wants his  daughter’s soul.
MEMORIAS DE LO QUE NO FUE/BOY UNDONE (18) 2017   SPAIN LABORDE, LEOPOLDO   £15.99
Two young men spend the night together after meeting at a gay club. On waking up the next day one of the men has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two men set out to find some information about the man's life and answers to his sudden amnesia.
MI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND (15) 2018   ARGENTINA  DEUS, MARTÍN  £15.99
 Set in Patagonia, where quiet teenager Lorenzo lives with his parents. One day 
a family friend's son named Caíto comes to stay.  Slowly the boys become friends, however Lorenzo’s parents want their new visitor to return home.  
However when Caíto tells Lorenzo the true reason why he was forced to leave his house, the two boys bond and Lorenzo persuades his parents to let Caito stay.
O ORNITÓLOGO/ORNITHOLOGIST  (15) 2016 PORTUGAL RODRIGUES, JOÃO PEDRO    £15.99
 Ornithologist Fernando travels through a remote part northern Portugal in search of black storks when his kayak capsizes and he is washed ashore. Finding himself in a forest he discovers a strange ritual site and begins a journey in which he experiences events similar to those of Saint Anthony of Padua.
EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £14.99
  To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón,  20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.  
Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots  activist she hatches a  plans to return the tree to its rightful  home.
LA REGIÓN SALVAJE/UNTAMED (18)  2016 MEXICO  ESCALANTE, AMAT  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
Disillusioned factory worker Ale lives with  her macho husband Angel and their two sons.  Angel is also having an affair with Ale openly gay brother Fabian.  Their lives becomes more complicated when a meteorite lands in a nearby forest bringing with it a  mysterious force which may be able to solve their problems and change their lives forever.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99 
  Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
TIERRA FIRME/ANCHOR AND HOPE (TBA)  2017 SPAIN MARQUES-MARCET, CARLOS £12.99
   Single sex Spanish couple in their thirties,  Eva amd Kat,  live on a canal boat in London.  Eva wants to have a child,  but Kat is not ready to for parenthood and  leaving her untroubled lifestyle behind.
UN TANGO MÁS/OUR LAST TANGO (15) 2015 ARGENTINA     KRAL,  GERMAN   £15.99  
 German Kral’s documentary  tells the story of legendary tango dancers María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. The couple met as teenagers and went on to dance the tango together for almost 50 years. 
ZAMA (15) 2017 ARGENTINA   MARTEL, LUCRECIA   £15.99
 Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio di Benedetto.  Don Diego de Zama is an  officer of the Spanish Empire, awaiting a Royal transfer to Buenos Aires from his remote post in Asunción.

Separated from his wife and children, Zama struggles with the his isolation and longs for professional advancement which seems to never arrive. In desperation he joins a band of soldiers in pursuit of a notorious criminal.
ZONA HOSTIL/RESCUE UNDER FIRE (15) 2017 SPAIN  MARTÍNEZ, ALFREDO £9.99
 Action adventure movie set in Afghanistan.  After a medical helicopter suffers an accident, a Spanish army unit  have one night to organize and rescue the crew.


PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2018-19

BOI NEON/NEON BULL (18) 2015 BRAZIL  MASCARO,  GABRIEL   IN PORTUGUESE  DVD £12.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
    Director Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive film is set in the macho world of rodeo, where rodeo handler Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer.  
A BUSCA/FATHER'S CHAIR (15) BRAZIL 2012  LUCIANO MOURA   IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Theo (Wagner Moura) perfect live changes overnight when his 15-year-old son Pedro goes missing.    Theo drops everything and embarks on a  journey throughout Brazil to find him.
AQUARIUS   (18) 2016 BRAZIL  FILHO,  KLEBER MENDONCA IN PORTUGUESE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
  65-year-old retired music critic, Clara,  lives in the Aquarius apartment building in Recife.
When she refuses to sell her apartment to property developers, the developer harass Clara and she in turn hardens her stance and takes matters into her own hands.
AS 1001 NOITES/ARABIAN NIGHTS (15) 2015 PORTUGAL   GOMES, MIGUEL IN PORTUGUESE £33.99
   Re invention of  the 'One Thousand and One Nights' stories and sets them in modern-day Portugal. There are three films to the series -  Volume 1 - El Inquieto/The Restless One, Volume 2 - O Desolado/The Desolate One and Volume 3 - O Encantado/The Enchanted One.
ATRAVÉS DA SOMBRA/THROUGH THE SHADOW (15) 2015 BRAZIL LIMA JR. , WALTER IN PORTUGUESE £10.99 
  Thriller set in 1930s Brazil based on  Henry James' s classic mystery novel "The Turn of the Screw.  Laura is hired as a tutor for two orphaned children living on a coffee farm, however Laura begins to feel that the children are under the evil influences of hostile spirits. 
AYA ARCOS (18) 2014   BRAZIL MOLL,  MAXIMILIAN IN PORTUGUESE   £15.99
   Successful, middle-aged writer Edu (César Augusto) falls in love with a young male prostitute, Fabio (Daniel Passi).  Unable and unwilling to demand that stops being a prostitute, Edu attempts to block Fabio’s lifestyle and submit to his emotions.
CAVALO DINHEIRO/HORSE MONEY (12A) 2014 PORTUGAL  COSTA, PEDRO £12.99   
  Follow up to the Fontain has trilogy (a Lisbon slum)  60-year old Ventura  returns to the long gone slum and wanders an abandoned asylum populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s past.
CONDADO MACABRO/MASSACRE COUNTY (15) 2016 PORTUGAL ANDRÉ DE CAMPOS MELLO/DEBRITO, M    £12.99
 A clown covered in blood is being held with his hands cuffed inside a cell at a police station. The suspect is being questioned about the hideous crime that took place in an isolated mansion. 
FUTURO BEACH (15) 2014  PORTUGAL  AÏNOUZ,KARIM   £15.99
  After failing to save a tourist from drowning at Futuro beach in Fortaleza, lifeguard Donato (Moura) moves from his home in Portugal to Berlin to pursue a new life with the victim's friend Konrad (Schick).
HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO/THE WAY HE LOOKS (12) 2014 PORTUGAL  RIBEIRO, DANIEL   £14.99
   Blind teenager Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo)  seeks independence from his overbearing parents. Leonardo's friend Giovana (Tess Amorim) looks out for him and makes sure that the bullies don't get the best of him. Soon the two young men begin to realise they have more than just friendly feelings for one another.
DO LADO DE FORA/BOYS IN BRAZIL (E) 2014 BRAZIL   CARVALHO, ALEXANDRE IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 After a  homophobic attack,  four friends vow to  reveal the truth about their sexuality within the following year. However, in this Brazilian comedy, they all  find it difficult to fulfil their promise.
MAL NOSSO/OUR EVIL (18) 2016 BRAZIL GALLI, SAMUEL    £12.99
 Unravelling in flashbacks, a farther wants his daughter killed because he believes that the devils wants his  daughter’s soul.
O DIABO MORA AQUI/FOSTERING (15) 2015 BRAZIL  GASPARINI, R | DANTE D IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Brazilian horror set in a  remote farmhouse in the Brazilian countryside.
O HOMEM DO FUTURO/MAN FROM THE FUTURE (12) 2011 BRAZIL  TORRES, CLÁUDIO IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Time-travelling comedy about a scientist  seizing the opportunity to travel back 20 years in time to a humiliating college party in an attempt to rewrite his future.
O ORNITÓLOGO/ORNITHOLOGIST  (15) 2016 PORTUGAL RODRIGUES, JOÃO PEDRO    £15.99
 Ornithologist Fernando travels through a remote part northern Portugal in search of black storks when his kayak capsizes and he is washed ashore. Finding himself in a forest he discovers a strange ritual site and begins a journey in which he experiences events similar to those of Saint Anthony of Padua.
QUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?/SECOND MOTHER (15) 2015 MUYLAERT, ANNA  BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE   £17.99
  Val works in São Paulo as a housemaid for a wealthy family when her estranged daughter suddenly appears.
RIO, EU TE AMO (15) 2014 BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Anthology of ten short films about seeking and finding love in Rio de Janeiro.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99
 Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
SOBRE NÓS/ABOUT US (15) 2017 BRAZIL CARVALHO, MAURO   IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 After finishing film school in California Diego returns  to his native Brazil to rekindle his relationship with Matheus and to chronicle their romance on camera.
TATUAGEM/TATTOO (15) 2013 BRAZIL  LACERDA, HILTON £15.99
   Set Recife in 1978 with Brazil under the rule of a  military dictatorship,  Clécio Wanderley runs an anarchist theatrical group that practices political resistance through anarchy and mockery.  However Wanderley’s life changes when he falls in love with an 18 year old soldier.
TRASH (15) 2014   CURTIS, R/DALDRY, S (5053083028213)    £19.99
    Set in the Rio, the  film follows 14-year-old Raphael who find a wallet among rubbish.  The wallet lead him to be involved in a mystery concerning corrupt politicians and stolen money.
           Main Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, English
           Dubbed Languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Turkish
A VIDA INVISÍVEL/THE INVISIBLE LIFE (PG) 2013 PORTUGAL  GONÇALVES, VÍTOR   £15.99
   Middle-aged bureaucrat  life shaken up when his mentor is hospitalised with a terminal illness.

NEW ITALIAN DVD RELEASES 2018-19

Orchestra Rehearsal

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2019

L'AMICA GENIALE /MY BRILLIANT FRIEND (12) 2018 ITALY     DVD - £20.99   BLU RAY - £24.99
 All eight episodes of the Italian miniseries based on Elena Ferrante's novel. Set in an impoverished Naples of the 1950s, two young girls, Elena and Lila, form a life long friendship.  Years later, Elena, now in her 60s, receives a phone call informing her of Lila's disappearance and begins to reflect on their friendship.

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2018

THE CIAMBRA (15)  2017 ITALY CARPIGNANO, JONAS £15.99
 Teenager Pio wants to gain the respect of his elder brother Cosimo, by 
drinking, smoking and getting involved in criminal activity.  However when Cosimo goes missing, Pio’s world is turned upside down and he realises he may have taken on more than he can handle.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION EIGHT (15) ITALY         £19.99 
All four episodes from the eighth series of the Italian crime drama based on the of novels by Andrea Camilleri.  Salvo Montalbano comes between two crime families who are battling for control of the Sicilian town of Vigata.  The episodes are: 'The Potter's Field', 'The Dance of the Seagull', 'Treasure Hunt' and 'Age of Doubt'.
DOGMAN  (15) 2018 ITALY GARRONE, MATTEO  DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY  £19.99
 Crime drama based a true story.  Marcello is a dog groomer who falls under the spell of ex-boxer’s Simone and slowly slips into a life of crime. Marcello ends up serving a year in prison as punishment for not betraying Simone.  However on his release, his old friend ostracise him and Marcello plans revenge.
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE (18) 2017 ITALY £29.99
 All 12 episodes from the third season of Naples based crime drama starring Marco D'Amore and Salvatore Esposito.
GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (15) 1965 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO       DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99 
     Comedy drama about a bored and unhappily married middle-aged woman who escapes into a world of the  spirits from her past.  Through consultation with mediums and clairvoyants, she gradually discovers a sense of self .
LA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER (PG) 1988 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99 
Based on Joseph Roth novella, Kartak is a homeless alcoholic in Paris who is given 200 Francs by an elderly man and told it must be repaid to the Shrine of St Therese.  Although Kartak, is a man of honour,  his will is weak and he spends the money on drink.  With no means to replay the money he has visions of St Therese chiding him for his failure to settle his debts.
IL POSTINO (U)  1995  ITALY RADFORD, MICHAEL DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY      £21.99
 Oscar winning  film set on a remote Mediterranean island, where young postman Mario delivers letters to exiled poet Pablo Neruda.  In doing so they becoming friend, leading to Mario asking for Neruda’s help in wooing the beautiful Beatrice.  
PROVA D'ORCHESTRA/ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL (PG) 1978 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
   Satire and about a  rebellious orchestra and their tyrannical conductor.
LE STREGHE/WITCHES (12) 1967ITALY DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99    
Anthology  featuring five short stories - La Strega Bruciata Viva/witch Burned Alive (Luchino Visconti), Senso Civico/Civic Sense (Mauro Bolognini), La Terra Vista Dalla Luna/the Earth As Seen from the Moon (Pier Paolo Pasolini), La Siciliana/The Sicilian Belle (Franco Rossi) and Una Serata Come Le Altre/an Evening Like the Others (Vittorio De Sica).
I VITELLONI (PG) 1953 B/W  ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO    DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY  £17.99
 Semi-autobiographical drama about a group of young men growing up in Rimini, spending their days drinking, discussing women and spending their parents' money. 
VIVA L’ITALIA (PG) 1961  ITALY    ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO  DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99  
To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.
LA VOCE DELLA LUNA/VOICE OF THE MOON (15) 1991 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
 Comedy drama about recently released patient from a mental institution 
embarks on an epic adventure where he meets a man who meditates on rooftops, an oboist who sleeps in a cemetery and a paranoid man obsessed with conspiracy theories. 

NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2017-19

Three Films By Zhangke Jia

NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2019

AN ELEPHANT SITTING STILL (15) 2018  CHINA BO, HU IN MANDARIN  £15.99
  Set in a grim depressed industrial town in  northern China and taking place over the course of a single day, four disaffected  characters prepare to travel to the city of Manzhouli to visit an elephant that is said to sit still all day, refusing to move or eat.
BLEEDING STEEL (15) 2017 CHINA ZHANG, LEO  IN MANDARIN £12.99
 Sci-fi  thriller starring Jackie Chan.
ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER (15) 2018 CHINA  YIP, WAI MAN IN  MANDARIN £9.99
  Donnie Yen. He Ying has been frozen after an ancient battle, however an accident has allowed him to time-travel to modern-day Hong Kong, with other warriors from the past also following him intent on finishing their battle.

NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2018

THE BRAVE ARCHER (15) 1977 CHINA  CHANG , CHEH  DVD - £9.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Hong Kong action film about  two brothers, who were separated at birth and both educated in martial arts, as they come together 18 years later to compete against one another.
CASINO TYCOON (15) 1992  WONG, JIM  DVD - £9.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Young graduate Benny escapes Hong Kong as it is being invaded by Japan during World War II, and ends up Macau, where he comes under to spell of a local businessman with links to organised crime. 
CHASING THE DRAGON (15) 2017 CHINA KWAN, J/ JING, W    IN CANTONESE   £10.99
 Ho (Yen) arrives as an illegally immigrates to British-ruled Hong Kong in 1963 and with the help of a corrupt policeman becomes one of the country's most feared criminals.
LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (12)   1979   TAIWAN   HU, KING IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
 Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, this epic fantasy-horror tells of a young scholar, Ho Yunqing living in an  isolated mountain monastery where he becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. 
ONE-ARMED SWORDSMAN (15) 1967   CHINA CHANG,  CHEH   IN MANDARIN £9.99
  Hong Kong action drama. 
MONSTER HUNT (12) 2017 HUI, RAMAN   IN MANDARIN  £12.99
 Family adventure set in a past where humans co-existed among monsters, however when the greedy humans want more land the monsters are forced to leave their homes and exile themselves to a place where they are left to live in peace. 
SHOCK WAVE (15) 2017 CHINA YAU, HERMAN IN CANTONESE   £13.99
  Hong Kong thriller in which bomb disposal expert is in a race against time to prevent a terrorist from blowing up an underground water tunnel.
THREE FILMS BY ZHANGKE JIA (TBA) CHINA    IN MANDARIN   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £59.99  
Features In 24 City (2008), A Touch of Sin (2013) and Mountains May Depart (2015).

NEW JAPANESE DVD RELEASES 2018-19

After the Storm

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES 2019

ONE CUT OF THE DEAD (15) 2017 JAPAN UEDA, SHIN'ICHIRÔ DVD - £10.99   BLU RAY - £22.99
 Comedy horror in which a low-budget zombie film is being make in an abandoned water filtration plant, when real zombies start attacking the cast.

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES 2018

AFTER THE STORM (PG) 2016  JAPAN   KOREEDA , HIROKAZU   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99  
Former writer and now private detective, Shinoda Ryota, is addicted to gambling and his life is spiralling out of control.  However when a storm traps him in his mother's house with his ex-wife and son, Shinoda is given an unexpected second chance to reconnect with his family.
BLAME!  (12) 2017  JAPAN  SESHITA, HIROYUKI   £219.99
 Anime movie in which the human race faces extinction following the Earth's occupation by rogue artificial intelligence. When a virus takes hold of computer systems around the world, catastrophic consequences ensue as they set out to eradicate human life and create a multi-level megastructure.
CURE (18) 1997 JAPAN  KUROSAWA, KIYOSHI  DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY£15.99
  A series of murders have been committed across Tokyo, with a distinguishing mark that connects them: a bloody 'x' carved into the neck of each victim. The murders all turn out to be committed by ordinary citizens who claim they had no control over their actions, and have each had previous interactions with the same mysterious man.
FAMILY VALUES: THREE FILMS BY HIROKAZU KOREEDA (PG) 206 JAPAN   BLU RAY ONLY £45.99 
  Contains - I Wish  (2011),  Like Father, Like Son' (2013) and After the Storm (2016).
LU OVER THE WALL (PG) 2017 JAPAN  YUASA, MASAAKI £17.99
 Middle school pupils Kai, meets a mermaid named Lu in this anime movie.
THE PLACE PROMISED IN OUR EARLY DAYS/VOICES OF A DISTANT STAR (12) 2004 JAPAN  SHINKAI, MAKOTO £17.99
 Double bill of Japanese animations from film-maker Makoto Shinkai. In 'The Place Promised in Our Early Days' (2004) three children vow to solve the riddle of the Hokkaido Tower, constructed during World War II and linked to a string of mysterious events. In the short 'Voices of a Distant Star' (2003), an interstellar pilot keeps in touch with his lover back on earth by  text messages on her phone, which take longer and longer to arrive as he travels deeper into space.
PRINCESS ARETE (12) 2001  KATABUCHI, SUNAO JAPAN £17.99
 Anime in which young Princess Arete is locked away in an isolated tower under the instruction of her father, the king. He demands that Arete should never have contact with the outside world until she meets a potential suitor for her to marry.  However Arete decides to sneakily venture outside of the castle, discovering that there is a  world filled with hope and excitement to be explored.
RE:BORN (15) 2016 JAPAN SHIMOMURA,  YUJI  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Ex soldier Toshiro, lives peacefully but finds it hard to contain his destructive impulses. When his former commanding officer gets him to join him they embark on a violent mission against a group of ruthless assassins.
TAG (15) 2015 JAPAN  SONO, SION TWO DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £17.99
 Action horror in which introverted high school girl stumbles into alternate realities.


NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD RELEASES 2018-19

Andrei Tarkovsky Collection

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2019

COLD WAR (15) 2018 POLAND PAWLIKOWSKI, PAWEL  DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £19.99
  Shot beautifully in black and white, this romantic epic is set in Post war Europe.  Two people with different backgrounds and temperaments beginning an affair, but the Cold War splits them apart.  One heads for  the freedom of West and one opts to stay.  An impossible love story in impossible times.
DIAMONDS OF THE NIGHT (12) 1964 CZECHOSLOVAKIA     NEMEC, JAN DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99    
    Jan Nemec, enfant terrible of the Czech New Wave, directs this starkly surrealist drama telling the brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one Nazi death camp to another.
INVINCIBLE (TBA) 2018 RUSSIAN  MAKSIMOV, KONSTANTIN   £15.99
  WWII movie where a small Soviet tank unit, deep behind enemy lines, battles the German army.
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION IN COLOUR/FASCISM IN COLOUR (E)   £19.99
  Double bill of colour documentaries exploring two of the most significant political movements in the first half of the 20th century. 'Russian Revolution in Colour' endeavours to tell the story of the 1917 rebellion which landed power in the hands of Lenin and the Russian Communist Party. 'Fascism in Colour' explores the rise to power of the Italian fascist leader Benito Mussolini and his relationship with Adolf Hitler.


NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2018

ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15) RUSSIA (5021866837307)  DVD - £62.99 BLU RAY - £71.99
 This features -  Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan's Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
BANISHMENT (PG) 2007  RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEVÙ,  ANDREY   BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
 Powerful story of a family who relocate from a bustling city to the tranquil surrounding of the family home in the country.
BLACK PETER (12) 1964   CZECHOSLOVAKIA    FORMAN, MILOS DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Forman’s debut feature is a wry and provocative comedy about 17-year-old Petr, who gets a job as a security guard at a busy local shop.  However he struggles with the job and his boss, in this portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism. 
CREMATOR (15) CZECH REPUBLIC  1968   HERZ,  JURAJ  £12.99
 Film has been described as surrealist-inspired horror.
EARTHQUAKE (15)  2016 ARMENIA ANDREASYAN, SARIK   £15.99
 Set during the 1988 Spitek earthquake 50-year-old Russian Konstantin and 28-year-old Armenian Robert work together to rescue the survivors.
HATRED (18) 2017  POLAND SMARZOWSKI, WOJCIECH £15.99
  Zosia a young Polish girl is forced to leave her Ukrainian lover Petro and marry a rich widower, Skiba.  However when WWII breaks out Skiba joins the Polish army, leaving Zosia to fend for herself as tensions rises between local Jews, Poles and Ukrainians, resulting in violent clashes.
INCARNATION (15) 2016  SERBIA KOVACEVIC, FILIP   £12.99
  Low-budget Serbian action thriller. The film follows an amnesiac man (Stojan Djordjevic) who finds himself stuck in a deadly time loop in which he wakes up on the same bench in an unknown city and is pursued by masked assassins who want him dead. 
INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION (12) 1958  CZECHOSLOVAKIA ZEMAN , KAREL DVD -  £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 (BOTH FORMATS REGION FREE)
  One of the most commercially successful Czech films.   The film is a  combination of live-action and animation and is a heartfelt homage to Jules Verne's tales of science and adventure.
JUPITER'S MOON (15) 2017 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ ,  KORNÉL £12.99  
Sci-fi film about a young Syrian refugee Aryan Dashni who is shot while illegally trying to cross into Hungary. In a refugee camp doctor Gabor Stern nurses Aryan back to health.  However on recover Aryan  discovers he possesses the power to levitate and fly, which Dr Stern decides to exploit. But all Aryan wants is to be reunited with his father. 
KILLS ON WHEELS (15) 2016  HUNGARY TILL,  ATTILA   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Inventive, action-packed coming-of-age film about friendship, loyalty and revenge set in a care home.  Disabled and inseparable friends, Zoli and Barba, need money to pay for medical care, which bring them into contact with the mysterious ex-con Rupasovm, who offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work.
LOVELESS (15)  2017 RUSSIA   ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
 Thriller in which unhappy couple, Boris and Zhenya,  are living in their tiny flat with their 12-year-old son Alyosha, as  finalise their impending divorce. When Alyosha runs away and the police are unwilling to search for him, his parents set off to search for him. 
MIRACULOUS VIRGIN (12) 1967 CZECHOSLOVAKIA UHER, STEFAN DVD -  £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 (REGION FREE)
   This surreal odyssey is based on a  1944 novella by  Dominik Tatarka, but is now set in the  1960s. Mysterious Anabella  inspires a group of young artists and challenges the material world. Includes the short - Marked by Darkness.
NINA(15) 2018  POLAND CHAJDAS, OLGA  £15.99
  After discovering that Nina is unable to conceive, she and her husband Wojtek set out to find a surrogate. When Wojtek  happens to meet Magda and notices that she has green eyes, a trait they desire for their own offspring, he takes her to meet Nina. What ensues is a complicated web of deceit as Nina and Magda form an unexpected bond that may threaten the future of her marriage with Wojtek.
THE ODDSOCKEATERS (PG)   2016 CZECH REPUBLIC MIKLÍNOVÁ, GALINA £10.99
 Animated adventure about a small creatures (the Oddsockeaters) who eats
one sock from each pair of socks.
RED (15) 206 RUSSIA BASAEV,, A/DE VITAL W   £9.99
 World War Two drama about a Russian pilot who heads to the front with his dog.
THE RETURN (12) 2003 RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY   DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £17.99  
 Two brothers are taken on a fishing trip by their mysterious father who has returned after 12 years away and the boys struggle to come to terms with their father's presence and his cruel, mysterious ways. 
SILENCE AND CRY (12)   1968   HUNGARY JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Final part of an epic unofficial trilogy, following The Round-Up and The Red and the White, Silence and Cry reveals the terrible impact of tyrannical power, politics and history.
STRANGLED (18) 2016 HUNGARY SOPSITS, ÁRPÁD   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Thriller set in 1960s as group of detectives race against the clock to catch a killer who has already claimed the lives of several young women, before an 
innocent man is wrongly convicted for the crimes.
ZOOLOGY (12A) 2016   RUSSIAN TVERDOVSKIJ, IVAN I.  DVD - £14.99   BLU RAY £17.99 
Lonely, 55-year-old Natasha, is a zoo worker still living at home with her mother. One day she wakes up having grown a tail, but decides to embrace her transformation and begins to enjoying her new lease of life, until a rumour spreads in the  neighbourhood that Natasha has been marked by the devil. 


NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2018-19

sawdust and tinsel

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2019

BERGMAN: A YEAR IN A LIFE (15) 2018 SWEDEN  MAGNUSSON,  JANE   £19.99
 Documentary that profiles Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman during 1957 when he released two of his most acclaimed films, 'The Seventh Seal' and 'Wild Strawberries'.
BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES TWO (15)  2018  SWEDEN   £19.99
 All eight episodes from the second series of the Scandinavian thriller starring Filip Berg, set prior to events taking place in the first series. In this series, Johan (Berg) attends a two-week rehabilitation programme on the island of Kallskär, however to enable him to close an important business deal he requires to keep his computer and mobile phone, putting him in conflict with the programme instructor, Uno (André Eriksen). However, the tension is only worsened when strange events take place and sudden disappearances occur.
THE GUILTY (15)  2018   DENMARK  MÖLLER, GUSTAV £15.99
 Former police officer reluctantly takes up new duties as an emergency services operator only to end up on the other end of the line to a dangerous abduction situation. 
SAWDUST AND TINSEL - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12)  1953 SWEDEN BERGMAN, INGMAR  BLU RAY ONLY - £23.99
   Set in a turn-of-the-twentieth-century circus travelling through the countryside, this  psychological drama is a story of love, jealousy, humiliation and loss.
UTOYA (15)  2018 NORWAY POPPE, ERIK £16.99
   Film based on the massacre of 69 Norwegian Labour Youth League at a summer camp on the island of Utoya by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik. 
VIDEOMAN (18) 2018 SWEDEN SODERSTROM, KRISTIAN A £14.99
 Alcoholic video shop owner is offered  10,000 euros for a rare videotape, however when he finds the tape has gone missing  he sets out to reclaim his property.  On the way he meets  Simone,  an alcoholic woman in love with all things 80s. Together, as they hunt for the stolen tape, they find solace in one another as they come to terms with their personal failures.

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2018

A MOMENT IN THE REEDS(18)  2017 FINLAND MAKELA, MIKKO   £15.99
  Leevi returns to his native Finland and meets Syrian refugee Tareq and they both begin work on a house renovation project. Leevi is struggling to meet his father's expectations and Tareq is grappling with his feelings of isolation as an outsider.  This results in the two men finding solace in an romantic relationship.
BORG VS. MCENROE (15)  2017 SWEDEN  PEDERSEN, JANUS METZ DVD - £9.99 BLU RAY - £15.99
  Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as tennis greats John McEnroe and Björn Borg in this biographical drama about the pair's rivalry during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships. 
DICTE - CRIME REPORTER: SEASON THREE (18) DENMARK £23.99
 All ten episodes from the third season of the Danish crime drama starring Iben Hjejle.
GIRLS LOST (15) 2016 SWEDEN KEINING, ALEXANDRA-THERESE £10.99
  After drinking the curious nectar that drips from a mysterious plant, best friends Kim, Bella and Momo magically transform into boys. Geeky girls by day and popular boys by night they find themselves living in two completely different worlds.
HEARTSTONE (15) 2016 ICELAND   GUÐMUNDSSON,  GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR £15.99
 Coming-of-age drama set in a remote, coastal community.
JORDSKOTT I (15) 2015 SWEDEN   £15.99
  All ten episodes from the first series of the Swedish crime drama. 
JORDSKOTT II (15) 2017 SWEDEN £24.99
 All eight episodes from the second series of the Swedish crime drama. 
JORDSKOTT I & II (15) 2017 SWEDEN 7 DISC SET£34.99
  Following the death of her father, Stockholm police investigator Eva Thörnblad returns to her hometown of Silverhöjd where her daughter disappeared seven years previously and uses her time to continue her investigations into her disappearance. 
THE KING'S CHOICE (12) 2016   NORWAY   POPPE ,   ERIK   £16.99
   April 1940, German ships appear in Norwegian waters and King Haakon VII
has to attempt to maintain Norwegian neutrality in World War Two. The Germans claim to be there to protect the Norwegians from British aggression, but  King Haakon VII fears the Nazis are planning to occupy the country.
LAND OF MINE (15) 2015  DENMARK  ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
  After Germany's surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.
THE MAGIC FLUTE(U) 1975 SWEDEN  BERGMAN , INGMAR  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT SET BLU-RAY/DVD £19.99
  Ingmar Bergman's televised production of the operatic fairy tale by Mozart in which young Tamino's life is saved and he sets about rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter, aided by his magic flute. 
THE SQUARE (15) 2017 SWEDEN  ÖSTLUND , RUBEN DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY £17.99
  Satirical comedy drama. Divorced, devoted father of two, Christian, is a respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He is about to launch the muse ums new installation, ‘The Square’, a space symbolising trust and safety in society. However Christian becomes the victim of crime and the museum's PR agenc y is met with public outcry, sending Christian into an existential crisis.
THELMA (15) 2017   NORWAY   TRIER,  JOACHIM   DVD £19.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
   Supernatural thriller about a young student, Thelma,  who suffers from seizures, which seem to be caused by a mystery supernatural ability.
TOM OF FINLAND (18)  2017  FINLAND KARUKOSKI, DOME   £15.99
 Biographical drama about war hero and artist, known as Tom of Finland,  whose homoerotic drawings make him a  gay icon and a symbol for the emergent social movement in a country where  homosexuality was illegal. 
THE TOUCH  (15) 1971  BERGMAN , INGMAR 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
 Happily married mother Karin surprises herself by responding in kind to a sudden profession of love from David , an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband  has befriended.   But however exhilarating, love is seldom simple and deceit–and David’s volatile temperament–take their toll.





NEW INDIAN DVD RELEASES 2017-19

hotel salvation

APRIL FOOL (U) 1963 INDIAN        MUKHERJI,  SUBODH HINDI    £12.99
   
Bollywood drama. Ashok (Biswajeet) is a slacker from a wealthy family who is only interested in messing around 
and playing practical jokes on people.
BAAZ (PG) 1953 INDIA   DUTT, GURU    IN HINDI        £12.99
    The story of Prince Ravi. and his fight against the Portuguese.
BHAJATHE RAHO (12) 2013       SHAH, SHASHANT   IN HINDI    £12.99
    Bollywood crime comedy.
THE BIG CITY (PG) 1963  INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
    In order to help with her family's financial situation, Arati (Madhabi Mukherjee) finds work as a saleswoman. Despite her 
husband Subrata (Anil Chatterjee)'s insecurity over this, when he loses his job, Arati becomes the sole provider for her family.
BROTHERS IN ARMS (15) 2016 TURKEY  CAGLAR, ALPER  £14.99
 Set in war torn Iraq,  Bekir and Oguz join the Turkish special forces and are sent on a dangerous mission.
THE COWARD (KAPURUSH) (PG) INDIA RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
    Stranded in a small town, a screenwriter is shocked to discover that a girl he once loved is now married to the tea plantation 
owner who has offeredto put him up.
EK VILLAIN    SURI, MOHIT   HINDI    £12.99
    Bollywood romance starring Sidharth Malhotra and Shraddha Kapoor.
GO GOA GONE  (15) 2013  INDIA  NIDIMORU, RAJ/D K, KRISHNA   IN HINDI    £12.99
   Bollywood zombie comedy starring Saif Ali Khan
THE HERO (PG) 1966 INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
    Bollywood drama directed by Satyajit Ray. Aditi is a pretty journalist who interviews the film star Arindam Mukherjee 
on a train trip to Delhi, and flashbacks are used to illustrate the main events in the actor's life.
THE HOLY MAN (PG) 1965 INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI  BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
  A widower and his daughter as they become more and more influenced by the Holy man Birinchi Baba, but is really 
who he says he is?
HOTEL SALVATION (PG) 2016  BHUTIANI, SHUBHASHISH IN HINDI  DVD - £19.699  BLU RAY - £19.99
 Comedy in which elderly Daya has a  dream concerning his death which leads him to seek out the holy city of Varanasi where Hindus believe salvation awaits those who die. 

Requesting his  son Rajiv to accompany him, they both arrive at the city of Varanasi,  as father and son mingle with other visitors to the city Daya seems no closer to death's door.
JAI HO (15) 2014 INDIA    KHAN, SOHAIL  IN HINDI   £12.99
    Salman Khan stars in this Bollywood action remake .
KHOOBSURAT (PG) 1999 INDIA   CHHEL, SANJAY    IN HINDI        £12.99
    Bollywood comedy in which a man desperate for money attempts to convince a wealthy family that he is their relative. 
LONELY WIFE  (U) 1964  INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
   Cited by Ray as his ‘most flawless film’, this sensitive, moving tale of a neglected housewife in Victorian-era 
Calcutta is adapted from a story by Rabindranath Tagore..
LOOTERA (12) 2013     MOTWANE, VIKRAMADITYA    IN HINDI    £12.99
   
Bollywood romantic drama partly based on O. Henry's short story 'The Last Leaf'. Set in 1953, the film follows 
archaeologist Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh) as he works on the temple grounds belonging to a Manikpur zamindar.
THE LUNCHBOX (PG) INDIA 2013 DVD - £15.99 BLU-RAY - £19.99
Hindi romantic drama starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur.
MURDER (12) INDIA      BASU, ANURAG   IN HINDI        £12.99
   
Sudhir (Ashmit Matel) and Simran Sehgal (Mallika Sherwat) are a young Indian couple who live in the wealthy suburn of Bangkok. When Simran (Sherwat) bumps into an ex-lover, her relationship with Sehgal ((Sherwat) leads the three down a path of destruction and devastation.
THE SATYAJIT RAY COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 (PG)  INDIA  BENGALI £29.99
   Satyajit Ray is internationally acknowledged as one of the great masters of world cinema. This new collection features 
three more accomplished works.The Public Enemy (1990) An adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People’. The Home And The World (1984) A Journey of a woman who recalls the events that molded her perspective on the world. Deliverance (1981) An interesting look at the differences in the Indian caste system.
SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS (12) 2014   CHAUDHARY, SAKET   IN HINDI   £12.99
    Bollywood comedy sequel to the 2006 film 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects'. Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan star as Sid and Trisha, 
a young couple who have finally decided to tie the knot. How will they cope with the pressures of marriage?
SHOOTOUT AT WADALA (18) 2013  INDIA  GUPTA, SANJAY   IN HINDI £12.99
    Second feature in the Bollywood crime thriller franchise 'Shootout'
SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA (U) 1928 INDIA OSTEN, FRANZ  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
   Indian silent classic imagines the sweeping love story of the 17thcentury princess Mumtaz Mahal and the subsequent construction of the Taj Mahal in her honour.
WAR AND PEACE (E) 2002 INDIA  PATWARDHAN, ANAND   IN HINDI £12.99
 Film explores the militarisation of  India since the death of  Mahatma Gandhi.

OTHER WORLD CINEMA DVD RELEASES 2018-19

I Am Not a Witch

BASKIN (18) 2015   TURKEY  EVRENOL, CAN DVD - £12.99  BLU RAY -  £15.99
 Surreal horror movie about some police officers trapped in an dilapidated building, where events begin to repeat themselves and the officers  commit terrible acts as their minds unravel.
BATTLESHIP ISLAND (15) 2017 KOREA  RYOO , SEUNG-WAN £12.99
   Set on the Japanese internment camp on Hashima Island in World War Two, the Korean prisoners will do whatever they can to survive and a political prisoner interned at the camp becomes a figurehead for the prisoners and their escape plot.
BIG SICK (15) 2017 SHOWALTER,  MICHAEL    IN ENGLISH AND URDU £15.99
  Kumail Nanjiani stars in this romantic comedy about young Pakistani man attempting to break into comedy in the US while also trying to convince his parents not to set him up with an arranged marriage.
THE HOUSEMAID (15) 2016 VIETNAM  NGUYEN,  DEREK  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Hardworking orphaned girl, Linh, get a job as a housemaid in a mansion haunted by the late wife of the French captain who owns the estate, in this bold update of the gothic-horror genre.
I AM NOT A WITCH (12A) 2017  ZAMBIA  RUNGANO, NYONI £12.99
   This Zambian film contains elements of magical realist drama, deadpan satire and feminist allegory. Nine-year-old Zambian Shula  is exiled to a witch camp after one of her fellow villagers claims she is a witch. At the camp local official decides she is his little witch and parades her around local TV stations, lining his pockets with any fees.
IN BETWEEN (15)  2016 ISRAEL HAMOUD, MAYSALOUN      £14.99
  Israeli drama about three Palestinian women living in the heart of Tel Aviv who lead complex lives in a  predominantly Jewish society and despite their varied backgrounds and lifestyles look to find romantic. 
THE MERCILESS (18) 2017 KOREA  SUNG-HYUN,  BYUN   £19.99
 Crime thriller about a young gangster Jo Hyun-su, who forms a strong bond with notorious criminal Han Jae-ho while in prison. After teaming up to take down a vicious prison gang, the pair continue their partnership on the outside as Han takes Jo into his inner circle.
NEW WORLD (15)  2013   KOREA HOON-JUNG, PARK DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Edge-of-your seat thriller about a complex and violent struggle for power between the three most powerful figures in the Korean underworld.
SUNTAN (18) 2016 GREECE PAPADIMITROPOULOS, ARGYRIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Comedy drama about a  middle-aged overweight doctor on a small Greek island who quickly becomes obsessed with youthful tourist Anna who visits his surgery.
TIGER: AN OLD HUNTER'S TALE (15) 2015   KOREA HOON-JUNG, PARK DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 After the death of his wife,  hunter Man-duk decides to become a herb gatherer
living in the mountains with his son. However when a Japanese soldiers arrives with a mission  to find a legendary great tiger,  Man-duk decides to join him in a quest for redemption and closure. 
WAJIB  (15) 2017 PALESTINE  JACIR,  ANNEMARIE  £15.99
   A Palestinian man a reunites with his estranged son in preparation for his daughter's wedding.  However old tensions begin to resurface between the pair as they await confirmation of whether Shadi's mother, who has moved to America, will be able to attend.






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