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NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES 2021

A BOUT DE SOUFFLE/BREATHLESS (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD - £17.99    DVD - £22.99
  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
The film recount the love brief love affair between petty criminal Michel  and young American student Patricia.  However when Michel kills a policeman the pair go on the run. 
LE CERCLE ROUGE (PG) 1970 FRANCE MELVILLE, JEAN-PIERRE DVD - £17.99    DVD - £21.99
    Following his release from prison, thief Corey teams up with alcoholic ex-cop Jansen  and escaped criminal Vogel  to plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery store against impossible odds.
COINCOIN ET LES Z'INHUMAINS/COINCOIN AND THE EXTRA HUMANS (15) 2018   FRANCE        DUMONT, BRUNO        £15.99 
  As the Guardian newspaper put it ‘zany sci-fi mystery with a side-order of political parody, again using nonprofessionals and people’
DEUX/TWO OF US (12A) FRANCE 2019 MENEGHETTI, FILIPPO DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
  Elderly neighbours Madeleine Girard and Nina have been in a relationship for two decades,
but Madeleine refuses to form her two adult children about their relationship. 

However when Madeleine suffers a heart attack her children become concerned by the overbearing actions of Nina, not knowing that she is Madeleine’s lover.
THE FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (18) FRANCE  BLU RAY BOX SET £55.99
 Features the films -  Désordre/Disorder, L'enfant de l'hiver/Winter’s Child, Irma Vep, Demonlover

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986)  - 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) -  Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.
IRMA VEP (1996)  -  Comedy drama about a  Chinese actress playing Irma Vep in a remake of the classic silent film 'Les Vampires' and the behaviour of the eccentric director she has to work with
DEMONLOVER (2002) - Thriller set in the cutthroat world of big business.

LA GRANDE ILLUISION (PG) 1937  FRANCE   RENOIR,  JEAN    BLU RAY   DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
 Renoir’s profound examination of war. Set in a First World War German prisoner-of-war camp, three French soldiers, working-class Lieutenant Maréchal, middle-class Jew Rosenthal and aristocratic senior officer Captain de Boieldieu, are held prisoner by Commandant von Rauffenstein. A bond of sympathy develops between the German Commandant and the senior French officer, but even though de Boieldieu sacrifices himself for his compatriots to escape, the pair must return to a harsh reality once their role as war heroes is over.
GRAVE/RAW FRANCE (18) 2016  DUCOURNAU, JULIA BLU RAY - £29.99
 In Justine's family everyone is a vegetarian, but when she arrives at college, in order to fit in, she takes the challenge to eat raw meat.  Initially she becomes unwell but then develops a strange and powerful yearning to consume raw flesh.
IRMA VEP (15) 1996 FRANCE ASSAYAS, OLIVIER   BLU RAY £15.99
     Comedy drama about a  Chinese actress playing Irma Vep in a remake of the classic silent film 'Les Vampires' and the behaviour of the eccentric director she has to work with
IRRÉVERSIBLE/IRREVERSIBLE (18) FRANCE 2002 NOE, GASPAR £7.99
 Marcus and his girlfriend Alex's world is torn apart in the most unimaginably brutal way possible in this shocking and violent film that divided opinion. It was seen as by some as a masterpiece and others as an exploitation movie.
LE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES/THE GARDEN OF TORMENT (18)  1976 FRANCE GION, CHRISTIAN   BLU RAY - £15.99
 An adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel. Set I n the 1930's a scandalised young doctor  flees from Paris to China.  There he meets a beautiful, eccentric woman, who introduces him into a circle of decadent Europeans .
LE LIVRE D'IMAGE/THE IMAGE BOOK (15) 2018 FRANCE  GODARD,  JEAN-LUC  BLU RAY - £15.99
  Award-winning director Jean-Luc Godard directs this abstract essay film combining news footage, film clips and random images with a disjointed soundtrack and narration by Godard himself.
MASCULIN-FEMININE - THE CRITERION COLLECTION(PG) 1966 FRANCE  B/W  GODARD,  JEAN-LUC   BLU RAY   £19.99
 In this study of the generation conflict, Paul is fresh from military service when he falls for 
aspiring pop star Madeleine, but as his girlfriend’s  career start to take off, Paul becomes disillusioned with life and takes an interest in left wing politics.
LES MISÉRABLES (15) 2019 FRANCE LY, LADJ  £17.99
  Paris police officer Stéphane Ruiz is newly transferred to the poverty-stricken district of Montfermeil, notorious for its gang warfare. Stéphane struggles to adjust to his new settings and  the heavy handedness of some police officer, which is increasing the  tension in the community.
PAPICHA (15) 2020 ALGERIA   MEDDOUR, MOUNIA IN FRENCH £15.99
 Talented young student, Papicha, struggles against the rise of radical Islamism in 1990s Algeria. Papicha spends her time having nights out with friends and designing her own fashion line. However, all that is about to change when Islamic insurgents attempt to make compulsory the veiling of women.

As Papicha's freedoms become more and more restricted, she must either choose to resist the regime or conform to the oppressive rules to keep she and her friends safe.
RIENS DU TOUT/LITTLE NOTHINGS (12) 1992 FRANCE  KLAPISCH,  CÉDRIC  BLU RAY £22.99
 Parisian department store Les Grandes Galeries is failing. In a last-ditch effort to save the 100-year-old store, the board hire and give him one year to turn things around. 

In this critique of modern management techniques and globalisation Mr. Lepetit begins with the staff, a microcosm of French society, who must learn to believe in themselves and each other.
TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE/MY GOLDEN DAYS (15) FRANCE 2015  DESPLECHIN,  ARNAUD £15.99
 As middle aged  anthropologist Paul Dedalus prepares to leave Tajikistan to return to Paris, the film tells three epoch-defining chapters from Paul’s life, his time with his great-aunt, growing up with his mother, father and two younger siblings, his mother's tragic death,  offering his own identity to a young Russian man and  the wild nights with friends who would betray him.

NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES  2020


AU BOUT DES DOIGTS/IN HER HANDS  (12)  2018  FRANCE BERNARD, LUDVIC  £15.99
 One day Matthieu,  a troubled young man,  spellbinds passengers by playing a public piano at a Paris train station.  Also at the station is music academy director Pierre who recognizes a rare talent in  Matthieu.
 
Taken under Pierre’s wing the untrained and undisciplined Matthieu is entered into nation's most prestigious piano competitions.  But  racked with self-doubt, Matthieu struggles and falters, is frustrated to find out that talent just isn't enough.
CELLE QUE VOUS CROYEZ /WHO YOU THINK I AM (15)  2018  FRANCE NEBBOU, SAFY  £19.99
 Based on the novel by Camille Laurens,  Juliette Binoche plays divorced middle-aged academic Claire Millaud, who creates a fake profile on social media and becomes Clara, a beautiful 24 year-old.   20-something Alex fall for Claire's online alter ego and insists that they meet in person. 
CHANSON DOUCE/LULLABY (15)  2019 FRANCE  BORLETEAU,  LUCIE  £19.99
 Parisian lawyer Myriam  and her husband Paul agree to hire a middle-aged widow Louise as their nanny.  Louise seems like the perfect candidate, but as she works her way deeper into their lives and becomes increasingly dangerous, tragedy strikes the Parisian couple.  Based on the bestseller by Leila Slimani. 
CURLING (15) 2010 CANADA CÔTÉ, DENIS BLU RAY  £19.99
 Set on fringe of society in a remote part of the French-Canadian countryside, this 
sparse and darkly humorous  film is a meditation on isolation and the universal need for human connection.
LES DAMES DU BOIS DE BOULOGNE (PG) 1945   FRANCE BRESSON,  ROBERT BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
    Made during the last days of the Occupation, this  love story, based on a novelette by Denis Diderot and with dialogue written by Jean Cocteau, follows a society lady as she plots  to initiate a scandalous affair.

Hélène is rejected by her lover Jean and Hélène  seeks revenge by humiliating him. She persuades prostitute Agnés, to go out with Jean, who she knows will fall in love with her.
LES CREVETTES PAILLETÉES/SHINY SHRIMPS (15) 2019 FRANCE GALLO C LE/GOVARE M £15.99 
 World Swimming Championship medallist  makes a homophobic remark on TV. His punishment? To coach and get the  “The Shiny Shrimps”, a gay water polo team motivated more by partying,  to me match fit for the Gay Games.  The journey offers the coach the chance to take a fresh look at himself and rethink his priorities.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC (U) 1990 FRANCE RAPPENEAU, J.P. BLU RAY ONLY - £17.99
 Gerard Depardieu stars in this Oscar nominated film, based on the Edmond Rostand play. 
ÉRIC ROHMER: COMEDIES AND PROVERBS (15) FRANCE  BLU RAY £55.99
  The Comedies and Proverbs series brings together six of the Éric Rohmer's  L'Aviateur/Aviators Wife, (1981), La Femme De  Le Beau Marriage/A  Good Marriage,  Pauline A La Plage/pauline At the Beach (1983),  Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984), Le Rayon Vert/the Green Ray (1986),  L'ami De Mon Amie/My Boyfriend’s Girlfriend (1987).
THE ESSENTIAL JACQUES DEMY COLLECTION (TBA) DEMY, JACQUES BLU RA Y ONLY £105
 Features the following six films - 'Lola' (1961), 'Bay of Angels' (1963), 'The Umbrellas of Cherbourg' (1964), 'The Young Girls of Rochefort' (1967), 'Donkey Skin' (1970) and 'Une Chambre En Ville' (1982).
GRÂCE À DIEU/BY THE GRACE OF GOD (15)  2018  FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS  £15.99    
 After the return to of a child abusing priest to Lyon, four of his victims speak out and demand  justice. As they continue their campaign for justice they find an extensive cover-up of the abuse by the Catholic Church  
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE  KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU    DVD -   £19.99  BLU RAY - £24.99 
  Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.
The film takes place over 24 hours following the police shooting of a young man from a deprived housing estate, and shows the world through the eyes of three friends –one North African, one Jewish and one black –who are frustrated with politicians, the media and police brutality.
HOTEL DU NORD (PG) 1938  FRANCE  CARNÉ, MARCEL BLU RAY ONLY  £23.99
 Based on the Eugène Dabit novel, a young couple check into the Hotel du Nord planning a double suicide. 
JACQUES TATI COLLECTION (U) 1949-1974 FRANCE BLU RAY ONLY - £69.99
    Contains - Jour de fête (1949), Les Vacances de M. Hulot (1953), Oncle (1958) Playtime (1967), 'Trafic' (1971)  and Parade (1974). 
JEANNETTE, L'ENFANCE DE JEANNE D'ARC/JOAN OF ARC AND JEANNETTE  2017  FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO £19.99
 The film is a musical using contemporary music and a cast of non-professional actors to tell the story of the early life Joan of Arc.
LA JETEE/SANS SOLEIL(PG) 1962  FRANCE B/W   IN ENGLISH   MARKER, CHRIS    BLU RAY ONLY £26.99
'La Jetee' is a 29 minute ‘science fiction photo-roman’ which uses still pictures & sound to tell the story of a man from the future back and his childhood in pre-apocalypse Paris.  Avant-garde documentary 'Sans Soleil' compiles exotic footage from across the globe to provide a collage of 'the dreams of the human race'
LOLA MONTÈS - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (PG) 1955 FRANCE    OPHÜLS, MAX BLU RAY ONLY £22.95
 The most expensive French film of it’s time, this lavish film tells the story of the celebrated Irish dancer and notorious courtesan Lola Montez.   
MANON (TBA) 1949  FRANCE  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES BLU RAY ONLY  £23.99
   Loose adaptation of Abbé Prévost novel Manon Lescaut, which has been 
transposed to a World War II setting.  Village girl Manon, is accused of collaborating with the Nazis and is rescued from imminent execution by a former French Resistance fighter.
MES PROVINCIALES /A PARIS EDUCATION (12)  2018 FRANCE CIVEYRAC, JEAN-PAU  £15.99
  Etienne comes to Paris to study filmmaking at the Sorbonne.  Here the  students share their passion for film, art, life and their hopes for the future with like-minded peers.
POLYTECHNIQUE  (15) 2009 CANADA VILLENEUVE, DENIS BLU RAY ONLY - £19.99
  A dramatisation of the 1989 Montréal massacre, Polytechniquedocuments events through the eyes of two students and the perpetrator, and explores how the horrors of a single day leave a legacy far beyond the shooting itself.
PORTRAIT DE LA JEUNE FILLE EN FEU/PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE (15) 2019 FRANCE  SCIAMMA, CÉLINE   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  In 1770, artist Marianne  travels to Brittany to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young reluctant bride. Marianne must paint Héloïse without her knowing,  so she observes her by day and paint her portrait  secretly.
TOTO LE HÉROS/TOTO THE HERO (12)   1960   FRANCE    DOMAEL, JACO VAN    BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
 As an old man, resentful of Alfred's success and happiness, Thomas reflects back on their intertwined lives as his thoughts turn steadily towards vengeance.
LA VÉRITÉ/TRUTH (15) 2019  FRANCE  KOREEDA, HIROKAZU    DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY  £19.99 
  After her mother, celebrated actress Fabienne (Catherine Deneuve ), publishes her memoirs, Lumir (Juliette Binoche) travels to Paris to visit her. Back in her childhood home, Lumir's reunion with her mother leads to confrontations about the past and harsh truths are  revealed.
LA VIE EST UN LONG FLEUVE TRANQUILLE/LIFE IS A LONG QUIET RIVER (15) 1988 FRANCE  CHATILIEZ, ETIENNE   BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
 Two families, one wealthy and conservative, the other poor, discover their babies were switched at birth 12 years ago.
Years later the nurse completes her revenge by informing all interested parties of the switch.
VIVRE POUR SURVIVRE/WHITE FIRE (18)  1984 FRANCE PALLARDY, JEAN-MARIE  BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
  Brother and sister Bo and Inga are sibling jewel thieves with a passion for a famous diamond known as White Fire


NEW GERMAN DVD RELEASES 

NEW GERMAN RELEASES  2021


DIE BLECHTROMMEL/TIN DRUM (15 ) 1979 GERMANY    SCHLONDORFF ,   VOLKER   BLU RAY - £23.99
  Based on the Günter Grass novel, it looks at 20th Century German history  through the eyes of  Oskar, a child with an advanced intellect who stops growing at the  age of three.

Set in Danzig (Gdansk) with World War II looming, Oskar refuses to conform to the middle class ways of his parents and instead takes the tin drum given to him for his third birthday and uses it as a way of protesting against the world.
DAS BOOT: SEASON TWO  (15) 2018 DVD - £23.99 BLU RAY - £28.99
 All eight episodes from the second season of the war drama set in 1942. When U-boat captain Johannes von Reinhartz  is tasked with a secret mission to cross the Atlantic his weariness of war makes him consider his loyalties to the Nazi hierarchy. Meanwhile, Simone Strasser  continues her clandestine work in Nazi occupied France.

The episodes are: 'Survival Strategies', 'Inconvenient Alliances', 'Sabotage', 'The Dice Have Fallen', 'Command to Kill', 'Final Decisions', 'Head to Head' and 'On the Other Hand'.
DIE FREIBADCLIQUE /SUMMER OF '44 - THE FINAL BATTLE FOR GERMANY (15) 2017 GERMANY  FROMM, FRIEDEMANN £5.99
 Summer 1944, five 16 year old boys carefree days of relaxing at the local swimming pool come to an abrupt end when they are all drafted into the German army as the country heads for defeat and the boys will be lucky to see out the war alive.
HOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU (15) 2020 GERMANY  ROMEN,  EVI £12.99
 Aspiring dancer Mario returns to his South Tyrolean village after the death of his friend in a  terrorist attack on a gay bar in Rome.  However back home he is scorned by his fellow villagers leading him to question his own survival.
ICH WAR ZUHAUSE, ABER.../I WAS AT HOME, BUT..  (12 ) 2019 GERMANY    SCHANELEC ,   ANGELA  BLU RAY - £19.99
  Winner of the 'Best Director' prize at the 2019 Berlin Film Festival, the film uses quiet poetry, wry humour and raw emotion to explore the impact of a devastating tragedy on a family.
IN DARKNESS (15) 2011 POLAND/GERMANY  HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA  £15.99
 Drama based on the true story of a sewage worker who saved the lives of a group of Jewish refugees in the city of Lvov during the Second World War. 
KOKON /COCOON (15) 2020 GERMANY KRIPPENDORFF, LEONIE DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
   Awkward 14-year-old Nora  spends the summer hanging out with her older sister Jule  and trying to gain acceptance from her peers as their alcohol mother neglects. When a new girl, Romy , arrives Nora finds herself drawn to her vitality and a new found confidence grows within her as she begins to note the subtle changes into adulthood.
MÄDCHEN IN UNIFORM (PG) 1931 GERMANY SAGAN/LEONTINE  DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY  EDITION £17.99
  Banned by the Nazis and widely recognised as the first pro-lesbian film.  Manuela is sent to a Prussian boarding school, where under the schools harsh regime she develops a deep attachment, Fräulein von Bernburg, one of her teachers.
NARZISS UND GOLDMUND/NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND (15) 2020 GERMANY  RUZOWITZKY,  STEFAN £17.99
 Adapted from the Hermann Hesse novel.  Two children, Goldmund and Narziss live in a monastery.    
 
As the years pass they become young men and Goldmund realises that the cloister´s inwardly outlook on life does not coincide with his needs. He sets out on a journey full of adventure. Narziss, however finds his fulfilment by staying in the monastery.  
 
Years later Goldmund returns to the monastery after travelling the world and Narcissus is now an abbot. The two men reflect on the past and the bonds that exist between them.
SÜSKIND/ THE SECRET HERO (15)  2012 GERMANY BERG, RUDOLF VAN DEN  £10.99
  Set during the Second World War, Süskind, a German Jew, begins working for the Dutch Jewish Council and uses his position of authority to save the lives of hundreds of Jewish children by preventing their transportation to the Nazi death camps.
DAS WACHSFIGURENKABINETT/WAXWORKS (PG) 1924 GERMANY   LENI, PAUL BLU RAY £20.99
  A young writer is hired to write stories for the characters in a wax museum and he pens backstories for the Caliph of Baghdad, Ivan the Terrible  and Jack the Ripper  However, as the accounts of these historical figures play out the writer imagines himself in each story alongside the museum owner's daughter Eva  in order to fulfil his unrequited love for her.
WIR KINDER VOM BAHNHOF ZOO/WE CHILDREN FROM BAHNHOF ZOO (18) 2021 GERMANY £23.99
 Based on the memoir by Christiane F about a young girl’s descent into the drug scene of 70’s Berlin.   The eight episodes of the miniseries are set in Berlin.   Teenager Christiane leaves home and befriends a group of fellow teenagers who frequent the SOUND nightclub. However, beneath the surface of their hedonistic lifestyle lie personal traumas, and Christiane's reliance on drugs leads her down a dark path filled with tragedy.

NEW GERMAN RELEASES  2020

8 TAGE/8 DAYS (18) 2018 GERMANY  STEFAN RUZOWITZKY  MICHAEL KRUMMENACHER  £23.99
 All eight episodes of the German apocalyptic thriller series. An asteroid is set to hit Europe and the population of Western Europe is on the move to escape certain death. 
ANNEFRANK - PARALLEL STORIES (12A) 2019 FEDELI,S/MIGOTTO, A    £19.99
  Documentary about the life of Anne Frank and her continuing legacy, featuring Helen Mirren reading from her diary. The documentary features five female Holocaust survivors as well as one of their granddaughters who learns more about Anne Frank as she journeys across Europe visiting different sites associated with the Holocaust, including Bergen-Belsen concentration camp and the Holocaust memorial in Paris.
DIE 1000 AUGEN DES DR. MABUSE /THE THOUSAND EYES OF DR. MABUSE - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12)     1960 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
  Dr. Mabuse resurfacing in the Cold War era, linked to a new methodology of murder and mayhem. Seances, assassinations, and Nazi-engineered surveillance tech—all abound in Lang’s paranoid, and ultimate, filmic labyrinth.
BABYLON BERLIN: SERIES THREE (18) 2020 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM £23.99
   In Season three, which is set in 1929, detective Gereon Rath and his assistant Charlotte Ritter investigate the strange murders on a movie set, committed by a mysterious and nightmarish Phantom. While inthe background we get the stock market crash and are on the brink of the Nazi dictatorship.
BABYLON BERLIN: SERIES ONE & TWO (18) 2019 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM £28.99
  All 16 episodes of this big budget series set in Weimar Berlin. Detective Gereon Rath arrives from sleepy Cologne and is engulfed by Berlin’s culture, political intrigue and violent underworld. Based on Volker Kutscher novels
BABYLON BERLIN: SERIES ONE TO THREE (18) 2019 GERMANY TYKWER, TOM £37.99
 All episodes from the past 3 seasons
TÖDLICHE TROPFEN/DARKROOM  (18) 2019 GERMANY   PRAUNHEIM, VON ROSA  £12.99
  Lars, a male nurse from Saarbrucken, moves with his lover Roland, a sweet-spirited musician with a lilting voice, to the bustling Berlin. They renovate an apartment with the intention of finally living together. For Roland, their happiness seems almost complete. What he doesn’t know, however, is that while secretly checking out Berlin’s nightlife, Lars is experimenting with a deadly poison – an obsession that will lead to a horrific outcome for the couple.
ORPHEUS' SONG (15) 2019 GERMANY   IBEN, TOR £12.99
  Two hot, gym-obsessed friends from Berlin, one straight and one gay, win a trip to Greece. While on a hike through the forest, they become lost and tempers flare escalating in a violent scuffle. They wander in the woods until they find an abandoned village where they encounter a mysterious character who calls himself Hercules. There, they spend an extraordinary, passionate, erotic night together in a cave. The next day, nothing between the two will be like it was before…   

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES  2021

L'ASSASSINO FANTASMA (TBA) 1969  SPAIN SETÓ, JAVIER BLU RAY £24.99
 A woman attempts to convince her husband he is insane so she can steal his money and start a new life with his brother with whom she is having an affair.
CIDADE DE DEUS/CITY OF GOD (18) BRAZIL 2000  MEIRELLES,F/LUND, K IN  PORTUGUESE  DVD -  £5.99   BLU RAY - £8.99 
 Based on the novel by Paulo Lins and set in the Cidade de Deus slum outside Rio de Janeiro, the film follows the violent lives of the child gangs.    
LOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES (18) 2019   CHILE    HIDALGO, OMAR ZÚÑIGA   £15.99
  Set against the dramatic beauty of southern Chile, student Lucas travels to a remote town to visit his sister. Here a passionate romance blossoms between Lucas and local fisherman Antonio, despite them having contrasting world views. 
ISAAC (18) 2020 SPAIN  HERNÁNDEZ, A/ MATAMOROS, D  £15.99
 Romantic comedy about a chance encounter which reunites high school friends Denis and Nacho. Nacho shares a happy life with his wife Marta but they are struggling to conceive a child, while Denis and his partner Carmen  are struggling to make ends meet.

Nacho suggests Carmen act as their surrogate in exchange for financial aid, but the arrangement threatens to tear the two couples apart.
LA LENGUA DEL SOL/THE TONGUE OF THE SUN (15) 2017 MEXICO ARIAS, JOSÉ LUIS GUTIÉRREZ £15.99
 As the end of the world approaches, lovers Emilia and Ramiro live out their final days confined to their apartment.
LA MONTAÑA SAGRADA/HOLY MOUNTAIN (18) 197 3 MEXICO  JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO   BLU RAY - £22.99
 A thief  teams up with a group of politicians and industrialists who plan to storm the Holy Mountain and obtain the secret of immortality from its inhabitants.
SOY TÓXICO/I AM TOXIC (18) 2019 ARGENTINA PARES, PABLO £15.99
 Argentinian apocalyptic horror which has been described as Mad Max meets The Walking Dead
EL TOPO (18) 1971 MEXICO  JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO   BLU RAY - £22.99
 Cult spaghetti western  Gunslinger El Topo travels the desert with his seven-year-old son. When they come across the scene of a massacre, one of the dying victims tells them that the gang responsible are led by a man known as the Colonel.El Topo sets out to exact vengeance.
 VUELVEN/TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID ( 18)  MEXICO   LÓPEZ, ISSA   2017   DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
   In a violent unnamed town in Mexico a group of five children are trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels fighting  the drug war, while the ghosts of dead relatives come back to haunt them.
YO, ADOLESCENTE/MEMORIES OF A TEENAGER (15) 2019 ARGENTINA SANTA ANA, LUCAS £15.99
 16-year-old Zabo is haunted by the suicide of his friend. As Zabo moves between boyfriends and girlfriends he records his thoughts and feeling in his diary and tries to come to terms with the loss of his friend.

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES   2020

ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY COLLECTION (18) MEXICO    BLU RAY ONLY £69.99
 Collection of films by Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky. In 'Fando y Lis' (1968), based on Jodorowsky's memories of a play by surrealist Fernando Arrabal, Fando,  'El Topo' (1971), gunslinger El Topo (Jodorowsky) travels the desert with his seven-year-old son. and 'Holy Mountain' (1973) is an epic hallucination centering on a thief who joins a group of people who plan to storm The Holy Mountain and steal the secret of eternal life. Finally, 'Psychomagic, a Healing Art' (2019) is a documentary about the use of psychomagic therapy as a healing process. 
BACURAU (18) 2019 PORTUGAL  DORNELLES, J/FILHO, K.M DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY £22.99
 In this Portuguese Western Teresa  returns home to Bacurau for her grandmother's funeral and finds the sertão village decimated by a corrupt mayor and under attack from a band of wealthy American tourists. With no one coming to their aid, the villagers unite to fight back, boosted by the effects of a psychoactive drug.
EL CAZADOR/YOUNG HUNTER (18) 2020 ARGENTINA  BERGER, MARCO  £15.99
 15-year-old Ezequiel begins searching for a boyfriend while his parents are away travelling. However, the teenager instead finds himself at the centre of a sinister blackmail plot after he befriends Mono at the skate park.
DOLOR Y GLORIA/PAIN & GLORY (15) 2019 SPAIN  ALMODÓVAR, PEDRO DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99  
 Antonio Banderas stars Salvador an aging film director struggling with his health and creative inspiration. He recalls his  memories as a young boy and his relationship with his mother, Jacinta, his experiments with heroin and discovering his sexuality.  The film is part an autobiography of Pedro Almodóvar’s life and part fiction.
EMA (15) 2019 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO   DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £21.99
 Unable to conceive a child of their own, dancer Ema and her husband Gastón adopt a disturbed young Colombian boy.  However they are unable to cope with the boys behaviour and  Ema struggles to overcome her failure as a mother.
O CLUBE DOS CANIBAIS/THE CANNIBAL CLUB (TBA) 2018 BRAZIL PARENTE,  GUTO £12.99
  Brazilian horror comedy written and directed by Guto Parente. Affluent couple Otavio and Gilda (Tavinho Teixeira and Ana Luiza Rios) are members of the elite Cannibal Club, which frequently gathers for decadent dinner parties in which they eat their poor servants. However, when Gilda discovers a dark secret concerning the club's leader, Borges (Pedro Domingues), the couple's comfortable lives are thrown into jeopardy.
PRIMOS/COUSINS (18) 2019 BRAZIL CARVALHO, M/CAZADO, T  £12.99
  Young Lucas lives with the religious aunt Lourdes, but when  nephew Mario is released from  jail and comes to live with them. Upon meeting it’s apparent that there is a mutual attraction between them that starts off as innocent flirtations and quickly turns into a heated sexual relationship. 
ROMA - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (15) 2019 MEXICO CUARÓN, ALFONSO DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £28.99
 Set in 1970' s Colonia Roma neighbourhood iof Mexico City, the film follows the  tumultuous period in the life of a middle-class family as seen through the eyes the maid Yalitza Aparicio and is loosely based on Alfonso Cuarón childhood in Mexico City.
ROJO (15) 2018 ARGENTINA   NAISHTAT, BENJAMÍN £14.99
  Set in 1970s Argentina, lawyer Claudio becomes embroiled in an argument with a stranger and the situation quickly escalates.  Claudio's troubles get worse when the mysterious stranger disappears and a private detective arrives from Chile to investigate the disappearance.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2021

SOLDADO MILHÕES/A COURAGE OF ONE (15) 2018 PORTUGAL GALVAO TELES, G/PAIXAO DA COSTA, J £15.99
  Set during the Battle of Lys in WWI. When young soldier Anibal Milhoes is caught behind enemy lines he does all he can to ensure the safety of his remaining colleagues still caught in the trenches. As an older man, Milhoes  recalls these events and questions the moral behind war as WWII threatens to ravage the continent.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2020

BACURAU (18) 2019 PORTUGAL  DORNELLES, J/FILHO, K.M DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY £22.99
 In this Portuguese Western Teresa  returns home to Bacurau for her grandmother's funeral and finds the sertão village decimated by a corrupt mayor and under attack from a band of wealthy American tourists. With no one coming to their aid, the villagers unite to fight back, boosted by the effects of a psychoactive drug.
O CLUBE DOS CANIBAIS/THE CANNIBAL CLUB (TBA) 2018 BRAZIL PARENTE,  GUTO £12.99
  Brazilian horror comedy written and directed by Guto Parente. Affluent couple Otavio and Gilda (Tavinho Teixeira and Ana Luiza Rios) are members of the elite Cannibal Club, which frequently gathers for decadent dinner parties in which they eat their poor servants. However, when Gilda discovers a dark secret concerning the club's leader, Borges (Pedro Domingues), the couple's comfortable lives are thrown into jeopardy.
PRIMOS/COUSINS (18) 2019 BRAZIL CARVALHO, M/CAZADO, T  £12.99
  Young Lucas lives with the religious aunt Lourdes, but when  nephew Mario is released from  jail and comes to live with them. Upon meeting it’s apparent that there is a mutual attraction between them that starts off as innocent flirtations and quickly turns into a heated sexual relationship. 
VITALINA VARELA (12A) 2019 PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband's home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past.
VITALINA VARELA (12A) 2019 PORTUGAL   COSTA, PEDRO  DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Vitalina, a woman left behind in Cape Verde when her husband leaves to find work in Portugal. Years later, she finally makes the journey to Lisbon herself but arrives three days after his funeral. Alone and isolated in her late husband's home, Vitalina is determined to persevere and confront the ghosts of the past.

NEW ITALIAN DVD RELEASES 

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2021


APRILE (15) 1998   ITALY    MORETTI, NANNI           DVD - £17.99    BLU RAY - £22.99
     Nanni Moretti writes, directs and stars in this biographical drama. April 1996 sees two turning points in Moretti's life: the birth of his first child and the victory of the centre-left in the Italian Presidential elections. Unfortunately, both events occur simultaneously, and the film-maker describes the chaos he finds himself in as the big day approaches.
INDAGINE SU UN CITTADINO AL DI SOPRA DI OGNI SOSPETTO/INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (18) 1970 ITALY PETRI,  ELIO BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
 Kafkaesque tale of a police inspector  investigating a heinous crime, which he himself committed. The film is a compelling character study and a disturbing commentary on the draconian government crackdowns in Italy in the late 1960s and early ’70s.
MALENA (15) ITALY 2001 TORNATORE, GUISEPPE    DVD - £10.99      BLU RAY     £15.99
     Set in a sleepy Italian village in World War II.  Mysterious and beautiful Malèna’s husband has been reported as having died fighting in the war and the women of the town start to spread malicious gossip about Malèna and her consorting with the German’s stationed in the village.
MARTIN EDEN (115) ITALY 2019 MARCELLO, PIETRO  DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
 Based on Jack London's novel, set in 20th-century Naples, Martin Eden is a young sailor who falls in love with aristocrat Elena Orsini after saving her brother from a beating. She inspires him to educate himself and he ultimately decides he wants to become a writer.

He pursues his dream despite constant rejection, but his lack of money and lowly class status cause his relationship with Elena to deteriorate before he attains success.
L'OLIMPIADE NASCOSTA/HIDDEN OLYMPICS 1944 (15)   2012 ITALY   PEYRETTI, ALFREDO £9.99
 Based on true events about  a group of prisoners in a Polish concentration camp prepare to stage an unofficial POW Olympic Games. When their Nazi captors discover their plan, the prisoners are made to compete against Nazi soldiers in a demonstration of the German's racial superiority.

However, as the sporting events unfold a group of prisoners plot a daring escape.
LA STANZA DEL FIGLIO/THE SONS ROOM (15) 2001 ITALY  MORETTI, NANNI              DVD - £17.99    DVD - £22.99
     Sensitive study of how a family comes to terms with their sons death. 
Psychiatrist Giovanni lives happily with his family in a small Italian coastal town until one day his son, Andrea,  dies in a diving accident.

Andrea’s family are consumer with grief until one day a love letter arrives from a girl whom Andrea met the previous summer. The family become curious to learn more about this person who meant so much to their departed son. 
 
VENGEANCE TRAILS - FOUR CLASSIC WESTERNS (15) ITALY   LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY COLLECTION £64.99
 Specially curated selection gathers together four outstanding examples of the genre from the height of its popularity, all centered around a theme of revenge.

In Lucio Fulci’s Massacre Time (1966) -  estranged brothers forced to band together against the powerful businessman and his sadistic son who’ve seized control of their hometown.

In Maurizio Lucidi’s My Name is Pecos (1966) - Mexican gunslinger, returning to Houston to settle a long-standing score against the racist gang boss who wiped out his entire family.

In Massimo Dallamano’s Bandidos (1967) - Enrico Maria Salerno plays a former top marksman who, years after being maimed by a former protégé,  teams up with a fresh apprentice to get his revenge against the man who betrayed him.

Antonio Margheriti’s And God Said to Cain (1970) -  Klaus Kinski  stars as a man who has spent the last decade in a prison work camp for a crime he didn’t commit and who, upon his release, immediately sets out to wreak vengeance on the men who framed him.
YEARS OF LEAD - FIVE CLASSIC ITALIAN CRIME THRILLERS 1973-1977 (18) ITALY   LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY COLLECTION £54.99
The 1970s were a time of intense uncertainty and instability in Italy. Political corruption and widespread acts of left and right-wing terrorism, alongside a breakdown in social cohesion and a loss of trust in public institutions such as the government and police, created a febrile atmosphere of cynicism, paranoia and unexploded rage. Throughout this period, these sentiments found expression in a series of brutal, often morally ambiguous crime thrillers which tapped into the atmosphere of violence and instability that defined the so-called Years of Lead.

This box set gathers five films from the heyday of the “poliziotteschi” –

Vittorio Salerno’s Savage Three (1975)  and Mario Imperoli’s Like Rabid Dogs (1976), feature  random acts of violence committed by vicious young sociopaths which  threaten the fragile fabric of respectable society. 

Massimo Dallamano’s Colt 38,  Special Squad (1976) and Stelvio Massi’s Highway Racer (1977), feature renegade cops battling against red tape and political corruption turn to new and morally dubious methods to dispense justice. 

Finally, class dynamics are explored in Salerno’s No, the Case is Happily Resolved (1973) as an innocent man finds himself under suspicion for a savage crime committed by a highly respected member of society.

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2020


8 1/2 (15) 1963 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO      DVD -   £17.99    BLU RAY - £19.99
     Fellini records the life and fantasies of a noted filmmaker who is having artistic   difficulties completing a new project.  
L'AMICA GENIALE 2/MY BRILLIANT FRIEND: THE STORY OF A NEW NAME(18) 2019 ITALY     £24.99
 All eight episodes from the second series of the Italian drama based on Elena Ferrante's novel. Elena and Lila are now in their twenties. While marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, Elena continues her journey of self-discovery. 

The episodes are: 'The New Name', 'The Body', 'Erasure', 'The Kiss', 'The Betraya l', 'Rage', 'Ghosts' and 'The Blue Fairy'.
LA BANDA DEL GOBBO/BROTHERS TILL WE DIE (15) 1978 ITALY  LENZI, UMBERTO BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
   Italian action thriller in which Vincenzo Marazzi aka the Hunchback of Rome is betrayed by his gang members and sets out for revenge with the help of his twin brother Sergio
CRONACA DI UN AMORE/STORY OF A LOVE AFFAIR (PG) 1950 ITALY ANTONIONI, MICHELANGELO £17.99
  Paola  is the beautiful and jealously-guarded younger wife of a shady factory owner, Enrico Fontana . In order to investigate her romantic history he hires a private detective, which ironically brings Paola back into contact with former lover Guido, with whom she resurrects a lost passion.
FELLINI: FOUR FILMS (15)    ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO BLU RAY BOX SET £33.99
  Box set contains the following films -  
8 1/2  -  the life and fantasies of a noted filmmaker who is having artistic  difficulties completing a new project.  
LA DOLCE VITA 
A reporter’s encounter with the celebrity ‘sweet life’ and the  unhappy people who lead   it.  
GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS
     Comedy drama about a bored and unhappily married middle-aged woman who escapes into a world of the  spirits from her past. 
I VITELLONI
 Semi-autobiographical drama about a group of young men growing up in Rimini, spending their days drinking, discussing women and spending their parents' money
PARANOIA (15) 1970 ITALY  LENZI, UMBERTO BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
   Helen is invited to spend the weekend with her ex-husband Maurice and his new wife Constance. As the two women get to know each another they realise they share a mutual hatred of Maurice and devise a plan to kill him.
LE NOTTI DI CABIRIA/NIGHTS OF CABIRIA (PG) 1956 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO DVD - £15.99    BLU RAY - £19.99  
     Story of a Rome prostitute who never loses her faith  in humanity, regardless of what life  throws  at her. Even her optimism is threatened  when she is rejected,  first by glamorous film star Alberto Lazzari and then by her supposedly respectable fiancé, Oscar , who absconds with her life savings.
LO SCEICCO BIANCO/WHITE SHEIK  (U)  1951   ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO DVD - £19.99     BLU RA - £19.99
     In this  romantic comedy, provincial Italian couple arrive in Rome for their honeymoon. While in Rome the new bride, Wanda,  sets off in search of her photo-romance magazine idol, the ‘White Sheik. When she eventually meets the Sheik and then finds herself alone on a yacht with him, her new husband begins a frantic  searches for her as the newlyweds' weekend threatens to descend into disaster.

NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 

NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2020-21

CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER (15) 2006 CHINA ZHANG, YIMOU  IN MANDARIN DVD - £10.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Set during the 10th-century Tang Dynasty this epic movie is about the folly of war and the disintegration of one family under the weight of unrequited love, unforgivable betrayals, and a never-ending thirst for power.
IP MAN 4 (15) 2019 CHINA YIP, WILSON IN MANDARIN DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99
  Donnie Yen stars in this fourth instalment of the biographical martial arts series. Struggling to care for his son following his wife's death, the film follows grandmaster Ip Man as he moves to San Francisco to enrol his son in university. There, he must come to the defence of his former student Bruce Lee who faces a backlash from the local martial arts community for opening his own Wing Chun school and instructing non-Chinese students.
LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT (12A)  2018 CHINA BI, GAN IN MANDARIN   £15.99
  Luo Hongwu returns to her hometown for his father's funeral. While back home Luo searches for his lost love amidst the city's neon streets and nearby remote villages.
RAINING IN THE MOUNTAIN - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 1979 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDARIN  BLU-RAY/WITH DVD - DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
 Set in a remote monastery in 16th century China. When the abbot of announces his retirement a power struggle ensues over who will succeed him. While this  power struggle plays out several outsiders are plotting to steal a valuable scroll the monastery holds.
SO LONG, MY SON (12A) 2019 CHINA WANG, XIAOSHUAI IN MANDARIN  £15.99 
 The film follows two families over the course of three decades as they come to term with tragedy and adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China.
THREE FILMS BY JIA ZHANGKE (15) CHINA IN MADARIN  £33.99
Jia Zhangke has become widely regarded as one of world cinema’s most accomplished filmmakers, and a leading figure of the Sixth Generation movement of Chinese cinema.

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.
ASH IS PUREST WHITE (15) 2018   CHINA  IN MANDARIN  JIA, ZHANGKE/ZHANG-KE, JIA DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 2001,  gangster Bin girlfriend Qiao is sentenced to five years in jail.  On her release she goes looking for Bin, who  lives a peaceful life having turned his back on his criminal past, but will Qiao choose to join him?
BLEEDING STEEL (15) 2017 CHINA ZHANG, LEO  IN MANDARIN £12.99
 Sci-fi  thriller starring Jackie Chan.
FIST OF FURY (18)  1972 CHINA WEI, LO   IN CANTONESE  £12.99
 Action drama starring Bruce Lee as Chen Zhen, a martial arts student whose mentor dies in suspicious circumstances. Whilst he is mourning his old friend, members of a rival school arrive and taunt Chen and his friends, who do not react at first. Chen later humiliates his adversaries by beating every single one of them, but this causes bloody repercussions and begins to uncover the real reasons behind his master's death.
ICEMAN: THE TIME TRAVELER (15) 2018 CHINA  YIP, WAI MAN IN  MANDARIN £9.99
  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.
MASTER Z: IP MAN LEGACY   2018 CHINA YUEN, WOO-PING   IN CANTONESE DVD  -  £12.99 - BLU RAY £19.99 
Cheung Tin Chi  has renounced fighting to look after his young son, however this does not last long in this hard-hitting martial arts film.

NEW JAPANESE DVD RELEASES 

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES  2021


BATTLE ROYALE (18)  2001 JAPAN KITANO TAKESHI   LIMITED EDITION 5 DISC BLU RAY BOX SET £64.99
 Unemployment and school rebellion leads the Government to send a group of children to a desert island to fight to the death in this will received film likened to A Clockwork Orange.  

Now in a brand new 4K restoration of the classic cult shocker adapted from the controversial novel by Koushun Takami
IREZUMI (15) 1968 JAPAN  MASUMURA, YASUZO BLU RAY - £22.99
  Otsuya is a young woman abused by male society who exacts a gruesome revenge
KAGEMUSHA (PG) 1980  JAPAN KUROSAWA,  AKIRA     BLU RAY £24.99
  A warlord, who has a stand in to take his places in battles, dies, the impersonator take over the roll as warlord.  Kurosawa  epic samurai film  plays with the notion of illusion and reality and is a meditation on the nature of power.
KWAIDAN - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1964  JAPAN KOBAYSHI, MASAKI      BLU RAY - £19.99
 Collection of four Ghost stories in which people  find themselves caught up with strange supernatural forces beyond their comprehension. 

The individual stories are: 'Black Hair', 'The Woman of the Snow', 'Hoichi the Earless' and 'In a Cup of Tea'.
SURVIVOR BALLADS - THREE FILMS BY SHÔHEI IMAMURA (15) 1983-89 JAPAN   BLU RAY BOXSET   £59.99
 Features the films - The Ballad of Narayama, Zegen and Black Rain.
   The Ballad of Narayama (1983) - based on an ancient folktale, an extended farming family eking out their existence in the mountainous north of Japan against the backdrop of the changing seasons before village lore decrees they make the sacrifice of abandoning their aged mother on the top of a nearby mountain when she reaches her seventieth year.
   Zegen (1987) takes a satirical look at Japan’s prewar colonial expansion through the unscrupulous eyes of its flesh-peddler antihero as he establishes a prostitution enterprise across Southeast Asia.
   Black Rain (1989) details the precarious existence of a household of atomic bomb survivors of Hiroshima.
TOKYO DRAGON CHEF (15) 2020 JAPAN  NISHIMURA, YOSHIHIRO  £12.99
 Action comedy in which released prisoner opens a successful Ramen restaurant. However his criminal past catches up with him as a rival restaurant threatens his success .

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES  2020


AFTER LIFE (PG)   JAPAN  1998    HIROKAZU, KORE-EDA   BLU RAY ONLY  £19.99  
  A group of dead people have a week to find the  moment in their lives that meant the most to them. 
THE FLAVOUR OF GREEN TEA OVER RICE (U)  JAPAN 1957 OZU, YASUJIRÔ   DOUBLE PLAY DVD AND BLU RAY £17.99
   A marriage quietly becomes undone in this beautiful domestic sagas of secrets and deceptions that strain an already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle aged couple. 
FIRST LOVE (15) 2019   JAPAN  MIIKE, TAKASHI DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY £17.99
 Action comedy.  Young boxer Leo and call girl Monica becoming caught up in a bloody and violent conflict between rival drug gangs.
FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES (18)  JAPAN 1969  MATSUMOTO, TOSHIO  BLU RAY £19.99  
  A celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a one-of-kind cinematic experience, Funeral Parade of Roses is a kaleidoscopic masterpiece and one of the most intoxicating films of the 60s
HIROSHIMA (15) 1953 JAPAN SEKIGAWA, HIDEO    BLU RAY ONLY £22.99 
 Hiroshima  is a powerful evocation of the devastation wrought by the world’s first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima.
LEGEND OF THE STARDUST BROTHERS (15)   1985 JAPAN  TEZUKA, MACOTO   £23.99
  Cult Japanese film about singers Shingo and Kan,  who dream of one day being famous. When they meet Minami , a mysterious promoter who promises them fame and fortune, they can't believe their luck.

Rebranding Shingo and Kan as The Stardust Brothers, they quickly become celebrities, but is it all too good to be true?
MABOROSI (12) JAPAN 1995  KOREEDA, HIROKAZU   BLU RAY £17.99
  Yumiko is troubled by the notion that she brings death to people close to her. Following the loss of her grandmother and husband, she remarries and begins to find happiness anew. But on a return to her old home for her brother’s wedding, a flood of troubling memories begins to haunt her.
THE MAD FOX (15) 1962 JAPAN  UCHIDA, TOMU  BLU RAY ONLY £24.99 
 Tomu Uchida directs this Japanese fantasy drama starring Hashizô Okawa and Michiko Saga. When a mysterious white rainbow appears over the city of Kyoto, the people look to their Emperor for answers. As he consults a renowned astronomer for advice, the Emperor must also face the difficult decision of who to choose as his successor.
Directed by Tomu Uchida
MY NEIGHBOURS THE YAMADAS (PG) 1999  JAPAN  TAKAHATA, ISAO DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD  £19.99
  Classic Studio Ghibli  anime about the  adventures of the eccentric Yamada family in modern-day Tokyo. Takashi  and Matsuko Yamada negotiate life, love and work, while dealing with their sharp-tongued grandmother, their morose teenage son, and their boisterous young daughter.
PINK FILMS VOL. 1 & 2 (18) 1967  JAPAN  YAMATOYA, ATSUSHI   BLU-RAY / WITH DVD - DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
INFLATABLE SEX DOLL OF THE WASTELANDS 
Meeting in a blasted, barren wilderness, the hitman Shô is engaged by wealthy real estate agent Naka to track down his kidnapped lover.
GUSHING PRAYER  
The most cryptic and formally radical pink film from the most politically radical director ever to work in the field,  deploying actual suicide notes and a haunting guitar refrain by folk musician Minami Masato to express the spiritual and political left vacuum in the wake of the failed student movements of the 1960s.
PINK FILMS VOL. 3 & 4 (18) 1969/1984  JAPAN  SUO, M/MUKAI, K   BLU-RAY / WITH DVD - DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
ABNORMAL FAMILY (1984) 
Suo’s only ever pink film is a bawdy pastiche of the works of Ozu Yasujirô, presenting this far-from-typical family through idiosyncratic editing and compositional.
BLUE FILM WOMAN (1969) 
 feverish mishmash of horror, blackmail sexploitation and trippy nightclub sequences revolving around the daughter of a stockbroker who is brought to his knees by an unexpected financial crash.
TAKESHI KITANO COLLECTION (18) 1993  JAPAN    BLU RAY £35.99
 Featured films:
VIOLENT COP
Detective Azuma (‘Beat' Takeshi) is a renegade cop who frequently resorts to violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drug-related homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague is supplying drugs from within the police force. After his colleague is murdered and his sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice.
BOILING POINT
When the mild mannered Masaki (Yûrei Yanagi) falls foul of the Yakuza he decides to buy a gun to defend himself. He heads to Okinawa where he forms an unlikely partnership with Uehara (‘Beat’ Takeshi) who has his own reasons for wanting revenge.
SONATINE
Murakawa (‘Beat' Takeshi), an established and ruthless gangster, is sent to intervene in a gang war on the island of Okinawa. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Murakawa and his men are forced to retreat into hiding, but it’s not long before their enemies track them down. A final and breathtaking showdown becomes inevitable.
THREE OUTLAW SAMURAI - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (15) 1964 JAPAN  GOSHA, HIDEO   BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
  A wandering, seen-it-all ronin  becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai, hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, this is an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty.
TOKYO STORY (U) 1953 JAPAN  OZU,  YASUJIRO    BLU-RAY/ DVD - DOUBLE PLAY    £19.99
A beautifully nuanced exploration of filial duty, expectation and regret. From the simple tale of an elderly husband and wife’s visit to Tokyo to see their grown-up children. 
TSUKAMOTO - KILLING/HAZE/THE ADVENTURE OF DENCHU-KOZO (18) JAPAN TSUKAMOTO, SHIN'YA BLU RAY £23.99
  Collection of Japanese horrors from director Shin-ya Tsukamoto. The films are 'Killing' (2018), 'Haze' (2005) and 'The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo' (1987).
KILLING – In exchange for board and lodging, lightning-fast samurai Mokunoshi is helping out in the everyday lives of a couple of local farmers. To keep in shape, he trains with bright farmer s son Ichisuke, while sister Yu furtively watches them. When the ronin Sawamura (played by director Tsukamoto) suddenly appears, asking Mokunoshi to go on a mission in Edo, and at the same time a bunch of bandits are lurking on the edge of the village, the peaceful existence of the three comes under threat.
HAZE – A man awakes to find himself trapped in a dirty, confined crawlspace. He barely has enough room to move. He also has no memory of why he s there, or why he s bleeding from a stomach wound. Apparently drugged, he occasionally zones out of his surroundings as he tries to edge towards his way to freedom. But the more he explores, the more pain he has to endure, and the more frightening his predicament becomes.
ADVENTURES OF ELECTRIC ROD BOY – Hikari is a boy who is bullied at school because he has an electricity pole growing out of his back. One of his classmates named Momo comes to his rescue and he thanks her by sharing his secret possession with her: a time machine. Activating the time machine transports him 25 years into a dark, dystopian, world of the future. There he encounters members of the Shinsengumi Vampire Gang who are hunting a woman named Dr. Sariba who is revealed to be Momo s future self. He and he alone must save the world




NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD RELEASES 

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2021

THE ASCENT - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1977 RUSSIA  SHEPTIKO, LARISA   BLU RAY £24.99
 Award winning film set in World War II. Two partisans are captured by German forces and faced with death, each must choose between martyrdom and betrayal.
BEANPOLE (18) 2019 RUSSIA  BALAGOV, KANTEMIR   BLU RAY - £17.99
  Set in post-war Leningrad in 1945, the film follows Iya Sergueeva aka Beanpole  as she struggles with PTSD while working as a nurse in a veterans hospital. Reunited with her lover, returning solider Masha, Iya cares for her young son Pashka and attempts to rebuild her life.
CHARLATAN (15) 2020 CZECH.   HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA  £15.99
 Biographical film of the life of Czech healer Jan Mikolásek, across both world wars as he spends three decades treating people with plant-based remedies, with his work acquiring great acclaim. However, it is his treatment of the Czechoslovakian president in 1957 that brings about his downfall.
DAWN OF WAR (12)   2020 ESTONIA  PAJU,  MARGUS £15.99
 Set in  August 1939, Estonian spy Feliks is tasked with discovering the identity of a Soviet double agent in his department after the head of counter-Soviet intelligence is murdered. However, Feliks soon discovers that his country faces losing its independence as the Soviet Union launches its clandestine plan to annex Estonia following Germany's invasion of Poland.
HOMEWARD (12)   2019 UKRAINE   ALIEV, .NARIMAN  £15.99
 Father and sons bond on a journey  to collect the body of a family member who died fighting in the country's war with Russia.  
TOMORROW I'LL WAKE UP AND SCALD MYSELF WITH TEA (12) 1977 CZECH POLÁK,  JINDRICH DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
   Deliciously demented time-travel romp that manages to be both hilariously silly and impressively ingenious at the same time.

In the near-future, time travel has become a possibility, and a group of neo-Nazi's hijack a time-ship in order to go back to 1944 to deliver a hydrogen bomb to Hitler and thus secure victory in WWII… 
VIY - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES(12) 1967 RUSSIA       KROPACHYOV,  GEORGI/YERSHOV, KONSTANTIN  BLU RAY - £23.99
 Based on Nikolai Gogol story, the acclaimed gothic horror tale has startling imagery and stunning stop-motion effects.

Young theology student, Khoma Brutus is tasked to spend three nights alone with the dead body of a young woman.   Alone  Khoma is forced to use his faith to defend himself after it is revealed that the young woman is really an emissary of the Devil.
ZANA (15) ALBANIA 2019  KASTRATI,ANTONETA   £15.99
  Lume, lives with her husband, Ilir, and mother-in-law, Remzije, in their small Kosovar village. Haunted by  long-suppressed traumas from the war , childless and unable to get pregnant, Lume is relentlessly pressured by Remzije to fulfill her wifely duties - if Lume cannot produce a child, her mother-in-law threatens, it will be Remzije's responsibility to bring in a younger and more eager prospective wife for her son to consider.

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES   2020


BREAK (15)  2019  RUSSIA  SAHAKYAN, TIGRAN £12.99
  Five friends take the trip of a lifetime on a cable car across snow-capped peaks, however, when their cab becomes stuck their dream trip quickly turns into a nightmare. 
CZECH MATE - IN SEARCH OF JIRÍ MENZEL (TBA)     2018   DUNGARPUR, SHIVENDRA SINGH  REGION FREE BLU RAY  £22.99
  This extraordinary documentary film, is a  labour of love by archivist and filmmaker Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and an  unparalleled in the study of the Czechoslovak New Wave cinema
CINEMA OF CONFLICT - FOUR FILMS BY KRZYSTOF KIESLOWSKI (15) POLAND  BLU-RAY / LIMITED EDITION BOX SET £63.95
 This collection gathers his four earliest narrative feature films, encapsulating the years 1976–1984. The films are - The Scar, Camera Buff, Blind Chance and No End.
THE SCAR 
Film about the benefits and disadvantages of a new chemical plant being built in an impoverished town.
CAMERA BUFF  
A man buys cine camera to film his new baby. The camera becomes a consuming passion  and  it leads to  unforeseen problems.  
BLIND CHANCE   
Young man is running to catch a train.  The film them follows three imagined outcomes of  this event.
NO END   
Set during Marshall law in Poland, the film is part ghost story, political drama and a meditation on  love..
THE CONQUEST OF SIBERIA (15) 2019  RUSSIA ZAYTSEV, IGOR £15.99
 Historical drama set during the reign of Peter I.  An expedition is sent to retrieve gold from Russian land, only for the expedition to be tangled in a web of deceit from both Chinese and Russian sides.
CRANES ARE FLYING - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (PG)  1957   RUSSIA     KALATOZOV, MIKHAIL BLU RAY ONLY  £22.99
 Newly restored version of this landmark film of the post-Stalin Soviet Union. 
Young Moscow couple Veronika  and Boris  are deeply in love, but are separated when Boris volunteers to join the army during World War II. While she waits for her lover to return, Veronika is raped by his cousin, Fyodor, and later - having become resigned to the fact that Boris will never return - agrees to marry him.
DISTANT JOURNEY (15) 1948 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  RADOK, ALFRÉD DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Made in 1948 and  one of the first feature films to tackle the subject of the Holocaust, and was the debut film from the controversial avant-garde visionary of Czech theatre, Alfréd Radok.

Set in the Bohemian town of Terezín as the Nazi transports to German extermination camps began in earnest, Radok's vividly experimental film blends documentary footage with a fictional love story between a Jewish woman and her gentile husband. A mix of raw expressionist intensity and analysis.
KINGDOM OF SWORDS (15) 2018   UKRAINE  KHYMYCH, TARAS  £12.99
 Adventure film set in the Middle Ages where the murder of a prince triggers a bloody war for the conquest of the throne.
SÁTÁNTANGÓ  (15) 1994  HUNGARY TARR,BELA BLU RAY ONLY £25.99
 Epic drama following  life in a small post-communist Hungarian village where nothing ever happens and nobody wants to be there. Adapted from the novel by László Krasznahorkai, the saga is presented through chapters looking at life from the viewpoint of each of the villagers, all of whom want to leave as soon as they receive a much-anticipated cash payment following the collapse of their plans for a collective farm
SECRET WEAPON (15) 2018 RUSSIA  STAT,  KOSTYA   £12.99
  The retreating Red Army leaves behind  their top secret weapon, "Katyusha".  A group of soldiers is sent to do everything possible not to let "Katyusha" get into the hands of the Germans.
SWORD OF GOD (15) 2018 POLAND  KONOPKA,  BARTOSZ    £12.99
 Set in the Middle Ages, two knights  venture to an isolated island to convert the pagan villagers to Christianity. However, their methods provoke the ire of the island's pagan priest and the village leader , leading to a violent confrontation.
TENDERNESS (15) 1991 SLOVAKIA SULÍK, MARTIN BLU RAY 19.99
  A rich and complex coming-of-age story, Tenderness focuses on a passionate and often cruel ménage à trois shaped by a country in the throes of political upheaval and social transformation. Cited as one of the finest ever Slovak feature debuts, the film marked the arrival of Šulik as one of international cinema's most vital talents.
THE WHISTLERS (15) 2019 ROMANIA  PORUMBOIU, CORNELIU   £15.99
 Crime comedy in which corrupt Bucharest policeman Cristi and criminal Gilda  are sent to the island of La Gomera in the Canaries to learn an ancient whistling language, allowing them to communicate undetected while attempting to free her Gilda’s boyfriend Zsolt  from prison.
WHY DON'T YOU JUST DIE! (18)  2018 RUSSIA  SOKOLOV, KIRILL BLU RAY £19.99
  Shades of early Tarantino abound in this violent, stylish and riotously entertaining slice of family life, Moscow style.
VALERIE AND HER WEEK OF WONDERS (15) 1970  CZECHOSLOVAKIA   JIRES, JAROMIL  DVD -  £12.99  BLU RAY - £20.99
 Gothic fairy tale about Valerie, a young village girl on the cusp of adolescence, indulges in Gothic daydreams and fantasies.


NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2020-21

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES   2021


ARE WE LOST FOREVER (18) 2020 SWEDEN DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
 When Adrian and Hampus break off their long-term engagement both men struggle to move on with their lives and find themselves drawn back to one another despite the destructive tendencies that come to light when they are together.
A WHITE, WHITE DAY (15) 2019 ICELAND  PALMASON, HLYNUR  £15.99
 In a remote corner of rural Iceland, widowed police chief Ingimundur  begins to suspect his late wife was having an affair, and decides to investigate. Still grieving his loss more than two years on, Ingimundur ventures to violent extremes when he finds the man he believes to be responsible.
INGMAR BERGMAN VOL. 1(15) SWEDEN   5-DISC BLU-RAY £59.99
 Available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK , volume one marks the first of a four volumes issued to  celebration the auteur’s work .

Presented over 5 discs, the set features 2K restorations of eight early written or directed films by Bergman. 

The films are:
Torment(Dir: Alf Sjöberg| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1944), 
Crisis(1946), Eva (Dir: Gustaf Molander| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1948), 
Music in Darkness(1948), 
Port of Call(1948),  
Prison(1949), 
Three Strange Loves(1949), 
To Joy(1950)

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2020


AMUNDSEN (12) 2019 NORWAY SANDBERG, ESPEN   £14.99
 Biographical drama about the Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen.
THE COUNTY (12A) 2019 ICELAND HÁKONARSON, GRÍMUR   £19.99
   Comedy drama about a widow who decides to speak out against the rampant corruption in her co-operative farming community.
HOLIDAY (18) 2018 DENMARK EKLÖF, ISABELLA BLU RAY ONLY £21.99
A young woman joins her gangster boyfriend Michael in Turkey, where she revels in her new lavish life but must also tolerate a vicious cycle of violence and abuse. 
PHOENIX (15) 2018 NORWAY  HENRIKSEN, CAMILLA STRØM £15.99  
 Neglected by her alcoholic mother, Astrid, 13-year-old Jill is forced to become the family's primary caregiver and looks after her younger brother Bo. When their estranged father Nils announces he is planning to visit the family with his new girlfriend, Astrid spirals into a deep depression while the children hope his arrival may herald the opportunity to begin a better life.
SONS OF DENMARK (15) DENMARK 2019 SALIM, ULAA  BLU-RAY / WITH DVD - DOUBLE PLAY £12.99
 Thriller set in the near future in Copenhagen, after a deadly terror attack in the Danish capital.  Politician Martin Nordahl uses this as an opportunity to push his anti-immigrant agenda. Meanwhile, teenager Zakaria who lives at home with his mother and young brother, feels demonised within his new society and struggles to figure out what path he wants to take.
TOP 3 (18) 2018  SWEDEN EDVARDSSON, SOFIE  £12.99
    Animated bittersweet romantic comedy about the  relationship  perpetual list-maker  Anton, who has a top-three list for every situation, and his boyfriend David. However as the pair travel set out to travel Anton realizes that his dreams in life might be in direct opposition to David’s.




NEW INDIAN DVD RELEASES 2019 - 2021


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.
APU TRILOGY - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (U) 1955 INDIA RAY,  SATYAJIT BLU RAY ONLY £76.99
 Features new 4K digital restoration of the following films - Pather Panchali, Aparajito and Apur Sansar
PATHER PANCHALI
Satyajit Ray’s 1955 debut film depicts rural Bengali life is a style inspired by Italian neorealism.  We follow the life of little Apu and the women who shape him. His independent older sister, Durga,  his harried mother, Sarbajaya who hold the family together while the man of the household is away. Finally the mischievous elderly “auntie,” Indir.
APARAJITO
Although not planned, after Pather Panchali international success, this  sequel follows Apu and his family moving from the countryside to the holy city of Varanasi.  Apu moves from  
child to intellectually curious teenager, eventually studying in Kolkata.  The film follows Apu’s academic and moral education, as well as the growing complexity of his relationship with his mother.
APUR SANSAR
Apu is now in his early twenties, out of college, and hoping to live as a writer. Alongside his professional ambitions, the film charts his romantic awakening and fraught fatherhood. 

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.
SALAAM BOMBAY! (15) 1988 INDIA NAIR, MIRA BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
 Mira Nair's first feature is an acclaimed drama depicting the desperate lives of homeless children in one of India's poorest cities. 

Krishna  is a 10-year-old country boy forced to live on his own in the streets of Bombay after his family throws  him out. While he hopes to earn 500 rupees for his mother and return home, the all-consuming job of staying alive quickly makes that dream an unlikely reality.
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.
PHOTOGRAPH (15)  2019 INDIA BATRA, RITESH  £17.99
  When his grandmother pressures him about his bachelor status photographer Rafi claims he is getting married to a stranger in one of his photographs. When she asks to be introduced to her, Rafi is forced to go in search of the mysterious woman and convince her to go along with his story.
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 2019-21


24 FRAMES - THE CRITERION COLLECTION PG)  KIAROSTAMI, ABBAS  REGION FREE BLU RAY £26.99  
  Experimental film consisting of 24 short films, which bridge the gap between Kiarostami's two favoured art forms, film and photography, as he looks at what happens before and after a photograph is taken.
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.
FOXTROT (15) 2017 ISRAEL MAOZ, SAMUEL  £15.99
 After the death of their soldier son, the grieving parents set out to the desolate checkpoint where he died, hoping to find out what happened to him and what his life was like in his last days.
GHOST HUNTING 2017 PALESTINE,  ANDONI, RAED DVD  £12.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni’s powerful feature is a hybrid of documentary, fiction and experimental film, which gathers together a group of survivors from Israel’s infamous Al-Moscobiya prison. Together they recreate the physical space of the jail, and their experiences of incarceration and torture
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.
THE HUNT FOR VLAD THE IMPALER (15) 2018 TURKEY  KAYA, OSMAN   £12.99
  Set in the 15th century, the film follows a group of Ottoman soldiers, led by Gokkurt , as they try to defeat Vlad Tepes  and put an end to his evil reign.
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 a 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. 
MANDABI (PG) 1966 SENEGAL    SEMBENE, OUSMANE      LANGUAGE WOLOF AND FRENCH DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £21.99
  When Ibrahim Dieng, who lives in Dakar with his two wives and seven children, receives a substantial money order from his nephew in Paris, his life is thrown into disarray as he tackles bureaucracy, desperate neighbours and family members, mounting debt and corruption.
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.
MOFFIE (18) 2019 SOUTH.AFRICA   DVD -  £19.99   BLU RAY - £22.99
 In 1981, 18-year-old gay soldier, Nicholas, is sent to fight in the border war with communist Angola.  Here he has to come terms with his sexuality and adapt to life in the barracks. 
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.
NURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE COMPLETE FILMS (15) TURKEY BLU RAY ONLY £68.99
 Features the following films - Koza (Short film, 1995), Kasaba (1998), Clouds of May (2000), Uzak (2002), Climates (2006), Three Monkeys (2008), Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011), Winter Sleep (2014) & The Wild Pear Tree (2018).
PARASITE (15)   2019  S.KOREA  BONG JOON-HO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Award winning satirical black comedy in which poor Kim Ki-taek is  employed by the wealthy Park family to tutor their daughter. Kim quickly ingratiates himself with the Park family and convinces them to employ the rest of his impoverished family disguised as his acquaintances. 
THE PERFECT CANDIDATE (PG) 2019 SAUDI ARABIA  AL-MANSOUR, HAIFAA   £13.99
  Dr Maryam Alsafan stands in the local municipal election.  Her campaign goes viral and Maryam decides to embrace her new-found position as a champion of her community and women's rights in the kingdom.
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.
THE SWORDSMAN (15) 2020 SOUTH KOREA  JAE-HOON CHOI £17.99
 Swordsman and bodyguard Tae-Yul  retires to a remote part of the country where he lives an idyllic life with his daughter.  But when his daughter is kidnapped, Tae-Yul takes up his sword again to her rescue.
TASTE OF CHERRY/TEN ON TEN (PG) 1997/2004  IRAN  KIAROSTAMI, A.   BLU RAY ONLY  £23.99
 Suicidal Mr Badii drives through the outskirts of Tehran picking up random strangers and explains them why he is willing to dispense with his life. All he wants from the stranger is for one of them to place his body in a already dug grave and cover his body  up.
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 reunites with his estranged son during the 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.
WILD PEAR TREE (15) 2018 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE DVD - £13.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Literature graduate Sinan returns home to his rural village to considers his future, should he become a teacher like his father or  try to raise the money to get the book published he has written. As he goes about rasing the money he becomes disenchanted with his father and the rural lifestyle. 


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