NEW WORLD CINEMA RELEASES


TEXT IN BLUE - ORIGINAL FRENCH FILM TITLE .  TEXT IN BLACK - TITLE OF THE FILM ON THE DVD
ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.


NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES  2019
AMIN (18) FRANCE 2018   FAUCON,  PHILIPPE   £15.99
 Amin Sow leaves his wife and three children behind in Senegal to look for work in France. While working as gardener he strikes up a romantic relationship with a French woman.  However in Senegal his family want to move to France to be with him.
L'AMOUR DEBOUT/LOVE BLOOMS (15)  2018  FRANCE DACHEUX, MICHAËL    £12.99
  25-year-old Martin travels from provincial France to Paris in the hope of  reuniting with his first love, Léa. However once in Paris Martin accept their relationship is over.  Over the next year Léa blossom as an artist and Martin falling in love with a man.
BAISERS CACHÉS/HIDDEN KISSES (18)  2016  FRANCE BIVEL, DIDIER  £15.99
  After moving to a new school, 16-year-old Nathan becomes infatuated with his classmate Louis and the pair share a secret kiss one night at a party.
However, someone takes a photo of the pair together and posts it online, shocking the boy's fathers and outraging their classmates, in this film dealing with the twin themes of homosexuality and bullying.
CHICHINETTE: THE ACCIDENTAL SPY (12) 2019  HENS, NICOLA  £12.99
 98 year old French-Jewish woman Marthe Cohn tells the extraordinary story of her wartime exploits. She survived the Nazi occupation of France and in 1944 enlisted into the French Intelligence Service as a spy.  The  4.5 feet tall Marthe was sent to Germany to investigation German troop movements, helping to shorten the war.  For 60 years she kept quiet about her past, but after receiving the French Medaille Militaire in 2000, she wrote a autobiography and travelled the world to telling her story.
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 as Colette, whose first novel, 'Claudine', is published under her husband's pen name and becomes an instant bestseller. Colette has to fight the strict gender norms and constraints of early 20th-century France to finally  achieve recognition.
DANS LA BRUME/HOLD YOUR BREATH (12) 2018  FRANCE ROBY, DANIEL £12.99 
 Paris set environmental disaster thriller. Estranged couple have a young daughter who suffers from a rare disease and has to live in a capsule. When a  toxic fog engulfs Paris and their daughter's life support system begins to fail, the parents have to find a way to save her.
DOUBLES VIES/NON-FICTION (15)  FRANCE 2018  ASSAYAS,  OLIVIER  £17.99
 Staring Juliette Binoche and Guillaume Canet, the film is described by the Hollywood Reporter as ‘ comedy of art, adultery and midlife crises set in the Parisian publishing world’.  Leonard, a technophobe author, believes social media has vulgarized the art of the written word, while publisher Alain is 
willing to embrace the new digital age.
LA DOULEUR /MEMOIR OF WAR (12) FRANCE 2017   FINKIEL, EMMANUEL    £15.99
  Based on Marguerite Duras’ ‘La douleur’, the film tells the wartime story of Duras’ husband Robert Antelme, a communist resistance fighter who was arrested by the Germans in 1944 and sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Duras begins an affair with  French Gestapo agent, Pierre Rabier,  in an effort to find her husband.  
L'EAU FROIDE/COLD WATER - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (15) 1994 FRANCE  ASSAYAS, OLIVIER BLU RAY  £28.99
 Coming-of-age drama set in the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s. Teenage lovers Gilles and Christine get involved in petty crimes. To escape their disapproving parents and to start a new life together they join a commune filled with like-minded young people.
L'EMPEREUR DE PARIS/EMPEROR OF PARIS (15) 2018  FRANCE RICHET, JEAN-FRANCOIS  £12.99 
  Historical drama in which notorious criminal, François Vidocq, escapes from 
a penal colony and attempts to lead his life on the streets of Paris.  However his criminal past continues to catch up with him and he finds himself struggling to move on with his life. Finally he decides to work for the state to capture his former allies from the underworld.
ENGRENAGES 7 /SPIRAL: SERIES 7  (15) FRANCE £24.99
 Gilou and Laure reunite to investigate the murder of their former commissioner, Herville. Joined by Gilou's new partner Ali, the team find themselves on the trail of a teenage gang member which leads them to uncover an expansive money laundering operation.
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.  
MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: CANTO UNO (15)  2017  FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDELLATIF  £15.99
 Romantic comedy set in 1994 and based on François Bégaudeau novel 'La blessure, la vraie' 
Young student, Amin,  abandons his studies in Paris to return home to the Mediterranean port of Sète.   Here he  spends the summer relaxing on the beach searching for love and working out what to do next.
MELO (PG) 1986 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN  BLU RAY ONLY   £23.99
 Adapted from Henri Bernstein’s classic play about a doomed love triangle in 1920s Paris.
Pierre and Marcel  are both celebrated concert violinists and lifelong friends, who meet up after careers that have taken them around the World.  However when Pierre’s wife Romaine meets Marcel, it sparks a passionate affair.
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.
LE MONDE EST À TOI/THE WORLD IS YOURS (15)  2018   FRANCE GAVRAS, ROMAIN   £19.99
 Small time drug dealer finds himself out of his depth in a major drug deal, in this crime comedy
OUT 1 (15) 1971 FRANCE   RIVETTE,  JACQUES  BLU RAY ONLY £54.99
 This near-thirteen-hour film  consists of eight feature-length episodes revolving around two theatre troupes, blackmail and conspiracy. Multiple characters introduce multiple plotlines, weaving a rich tapestry across an epic runtime and  references to Honoré de Balzac and Lewis Carroll, cameos from Eric Rohmer and Barbet Schroeder, and stars icons from the New Wave including Jean-Pierre Leaud, Juliet Berto, Bulle Ogier, Michael Lonsdale and Bernadette Lafont.
PANIQUE - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1946 FRANCE DUVIVIER, JULIEN    BLU RAY £23.99
 Classic  thriller based on the novel 'Les Fiançailles de M. Hire' by Georges Simenon. An elderly woman is murdered, however the killer discovers that there was a witness to the crime and the murderer decides to pin the murder on the witness.
PUPILLE/IN SAFE HANDS (15) 2018  FRANCE HERRY,JEANNE   £19.99
 Clara, who decides to put her newborn baby up for adoption. In this ensemble piece, four social workers have the task of coping with the French social care system to find a suitable home for the child.   Over a three-month period, they work together to decide what is best for the baby's future and find the best possible adoptive parent
LA RONDE  (PG) FRANCE 1950  OPHULS, MAX   DVD - £12.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
 A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.
LE SANG D'UN POÈTE (PG) FRANCE 1932 B/W   COCTEAU, JEAN    £15.99
  Surrealist fantasy in with a young poet sketching a face, the mouth of which comes to life, becomes affixed to the poet's hand, and is then transferred from his hand onto a statue. Instructed by the statue, the poet then flees into a mirror and has a series of adventures in an alarming fantasy world.
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.
LE TESTAMENT D'ORPHÉE (PG) FRANCE 1959 B/W   COCTEAU, JEAN    £15.99
  A poet wandering through a dream world populated with figures and motifs from his earlier works. The cast also includes Charles Aznavour, Yul Brynner and Pablo Picasso.
UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE/AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE (15)  2018  FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE  £15.99
 Set in the 1960s office worker Rachel get pregnant and is abandoned by bourgeois Parisian Phillipe. Decades later Phillipe returns and wants a relationship with his daughter  throwing all of their lives into disarray.
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.
UNE SAISON EN FRANCE /A SEASON IN FRANCE (12) FRANCE 2017   HAROUN, MAHAMAT-SALEH    £15.99
  Abbas, a teacher, has  fled war-torn Central African Republic for France. Here he strikes up a relationship with florist Carole, who welcomes Abbas and his two children into her home in Paris. However, despite her hospitality, Abbas's situation remains perilous as he awaits a response to his application for political asylum.
VARDA BY AGNÈS (15)  2019 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS DOUBLE PLAY DVD & BLU RAY £22.99
  An autobiographical portrait from acclaimed experimental French-Belgian director Agnès Varda as she presents a retrospective on her body of work
LA VÉRITÉ  (15) 1960   FRANCE CLOUZOT,HENRI-GEORGES   BLU RAY ONLY  £23.99
 On trial for killing her lover, Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) claims the crime was one of passion but as the prosecuting lawyer pushes for a verdict of premeditated murder she faces the prospect of receiving the death penalty.
LA VILLA/THE HOUSE BY THE SEA FRANCE (12) 2017 FRANCE  GUÉDIGUIAN, ROBERT  £15.99
 Three grown children  return to their family home, where their father has suffers a debilitating stroke.  While in their childhood home the three siblings reflect on their lives, relationships, past tragedies and the future.


NEW GERMAN DVD RELEASES 2019

Goodbye Berlin

NEW GERMAN RELEASES  2019
BALLON/BALLOON (12) 2018 GERMANY HERBIG, MICHAEL £19.99
 True story set in East German in 1979.  Two families are attempting to flee to the west in a homemade hot air balloon made by sewing together 1,000 square metres of cloth. After two failed attempts and the right weather conditions the two families which including four children set off.
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.
DER HEILIGE BERG/HOLY MOUNTAIN (U) 1926  GERMANY FANCK, ARNOLD    BLU RAY   £17.99
 Mountaineering film staring Leni Riefenstahl. Also includes a bonus disc with the documentary - WONDERFUL HORRIBLE LIFE OF LENI RIEFENSTAHL
HEILSTÄTTEN/THE SANCTUARY (15)  2018 GERMANY  PATE, MICHAEL DAVID  £12.99   
  Horror film in which a group YouTubers entered a creepy haunted hospital near Berlin to spend 24 hours filming.    
MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG/PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (E) GERMANY 1929  SIODMAK/ULMER DVD - £19.99   BLU RAY - £19.99 
  This German silent film is a vivid snapshot of Berlin life. Five young Berliners spending a Sunday in the park. They experience the typical  flirtations, rivalries, jealousies, and petty irritations of a group outing. All too soon it is the end of the day, and the prospect of Monday looms, and the return to the weekday routine.
DER PASS (18) 2019 GERMANY    £23.99
  All eight episodes from the German-Austrian drama which follows a police investigation into the discovery of a body lying on the German-Austrian border. German commissioner Ellie Stocker and Austrian inspector Gedeon Winter are sent to carry out their investigation, but soon discover that the brutal murder appears to have been ritualistic in nature and may lead to findings of more bizarre and ruthless killings.
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.
TRANSIT (12A) 2018 GERMANY PETZOLD, CHRISTIAN  £15.99
 Based on Anna Seghers's 1944 novel, Transit Visa.  The film is set in a dystopian present day world which also contains the world of 1942. A young Jewish man needs to escape Paris , which is about to be sealed off by the troops from a fascist regime. He escapes to Marseille, assuming the identity of a deceased writer named Weidel.   

Petzold, by creating two worlds,  explores the plight of displaced people and how history is recurring. 
TRAUTMANN /THE KEEPER (15) GERMANY 2018   ROSENMÜLLER, MARCUS H    £15.99
 A love story between a Nazi prisoner of war, Bert Trautmann, and a young English woman, Margaret.  In the POW camp Bert Trautmann excels as a goalkeeper and comes to the attention of Manchester's City Football Club.  On joining the  club City fans, including many Jewish supports , are outraged.  However when City supporting Rabbi Altmann, a  who fled the Nazis, publishes an open letter opposing the campaign against Bert, the fans begin to accept him.
VOR DER MORGENRÖTE - STEFAN ZWEIG IN AMERIKA  (15) 2016 GERMANY SCHRADER,  MARIA   £17.99
   Set in 1936,  Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig is at a PEN conference in Buenos Aires where  he is condemned for his refusal to condemn Hitler and Germany. We follows Zweig  as he travels to Brazil and falls in love with the country but is dogged by his refusal to condemn Germany and its people. 
WERK OHNE AUTOR/NEVER LOOK AWAY (15)  2018  GERMANY DONNERSMARCK, FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY - £21.99
 A historical drama that explores the complexity of 20th century Germany and is loosely based on the painter Gerhard Richter.  The films cover the three decades from the 1930s to the 1960s in the life of painter Kurt Barnert.   Starting with the 1937 Nazis’ Degenerate Art exhibition which the young Kurt attends, the films follow Kurt as he finds employment as an artist in East Germany after the war.  However finding the artistic restrictions placed on him just as overbearing as the Nazi regime, he moves to West Germany as penniless artist in 1961.  Admitted to the avant-garde Kunstakademie Dusseldorf his career takes off.


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  2019

BLOOD HUNGER - THE FILMS OF JOSÉ LARRAZ (18)  1970 SPAIN LARRAZ, JOSÉ RAMÓN BLU-RAY / BOX SET £68.99
  Collection of erotic thrillers featuring 'Whirlpool' (1970),  'Vampyres' (1974) and  'The Coming of Sin' (1978).
LA CAMARISTA/CHAMBERMAID (15)  2018 MEXICO AVILÉS, LILA  £15.99  
 Film by debut film-maker Lila Avilés which follows chambermaid Eve as she works on 21st floor of a luxury hotel in Mexico City. The camera follow Eve as she works long hours in the pursuit of  promotion and we become privy to her journey of self-discovery, her desires, doubts and dreams.
¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA (18) 2018 COLOMBIA CAUDELI , RUTH £15.99
Two professional ambition young women fall 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.
CUERNAVACA/SEEDS (15) 2017 MEXICO ANDRADE, ALEJANDRO  £15.99
  After the death of his mother, bullied adolescent Andy, is sent to live with his grandmother in a small Mexican suburb. Here he tries to find his identity while coming to terms with his recent trauma and the absence of his father and.  However local, young gardener,  Charly,  introduces him to an exciting world of danger, risk, and temptation.  
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.  
LOS DÍAS PARTICULARES/THESE PARTICULAR DAYS (18) 2019 MEXICO QUINTERO, CHUCHO E. £12.99
 After graduating high school eight friends stay in a cabin in the woods. Here they explores youthful relationships away from their  phones which get no signal in the remote location. The director effectively delves into youth culture and the way relationships evolve when you are young.
DIEGO MARADONA (12A) 2019 KAPADIA, ASIF  £12.99
 Oscar winning director Asif Kapadia turns the spotlight on the life and times of football legend Diego Maradona. Despite his success on the field Maradona struggled with the pressures of fame,  battling  cocaine addiction, had links with the local mafia, and fathered an illegitimate son.
HOMBRES DE PIEL DURA/MEN OF HARD SKIN (18) 2019 ARGENTINA CAMPUSANO, JOSÉ  £12.99
  Ariel is a young man living and working on his father's rural farm. Although his father refuses to accept his homosexuality, Ariel has been involved in an exploitative relationship with an older Catholic priest for a number of years.

When the clandestine relationship comes to an end, Ariel begins to embrace and explore his sexuality and begins a relationship with one of his father's employees.
LUCIÉRNAGAS /FIREFLIES (18)  2018 MEXICO   KHOSHNOUDI, BANI  £15.99
  Ramin,  a gay refugees escaping homophobic Iran, arrives in Veracruz, Mexico. After his failed attempt to get to Europe, Ramin, single-mindedly, steers his own course. This course might be shaped by the immigrant experience or conversely by the homophobic culture he came from.
NUESTRO TIEMPO/OUT TIME (15) MEXICO 2018   REYGADAS, CARLOS     £15.99
  Renowned poet Juan  runs a cattle ranch with his wife Esther  in rural Mexico. At a party,  Juan encourages his wife to have an affair with one of their guests. However their open marriage soon escalation into jealousy, paranoia and aggression.
EL SILBÓN: ORÍGENES/THE WHISTLER - ORIGINS (15) VENEZUELA 2018  BERMUDEZ, GISBERG  £12.99
 Supernatural horror film based on a South American folk tale.  A desperate father is trying to save his daughter from  El Silbón, a creature who is gradually possessing her.
TINTA BRUTA (18) 2018 BRAZIL MATZEMBACHER,F/REOLON, M IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
  Gay webcam performer finds out that another man is stealing his routine.  On tracking him down they pair bond over their troubled pasts and form a double act that sparks a passionate relationship.
TODOS LO SABEN /EVERYBODY KNOWS (15) 2018 FARHADI, ASGHAR   £19.99
   Penélope Cruz plays Laura, who travels from Argentina with her two children, to her small home town in Spain for her sister's wedding.  Amid the joyful reunion Laura discovers her daughter has been abducted.  Setting out to find her she finds she uncover the dark truths and hidden secrets of her community.
UN RUBIO /THE BLONDE ONE (18) 2019 ARGENTINA  BERGER, MARCO  £12.99
 In the suburbs of Buenos Aires, gay-identifying widower Gabriel has moved in with his work colleague, Juan. Juan seems the epitome of straight machismo with a revolving door of beautiful women. However, the attraction between the two men is undeniable.
VERGEL (18) ARGENTINA  2017  NIKLISON, KRIS  £14.99
A woman is in mourning after the sudden death of her husbands. While she is tangled up in the bureaucracy of the funeral preparations, she begins a begins a romantic relationship with her neighbour. 
YULI - THE CARLOS ACOSTA STORY (15) SPAIN 2019  BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR   £19.99
 Biographical drama about Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, who grew up in poverty in Havana and rose to stardom as the Royal Ballet company's first black principal.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2019

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).
GOLPE DE SOL/SUNBURN (18) 2018 PORTUGAL   VICENTE ALVES DO Ó  £15.99    
  Four close friends in their late thirties are spending a relaxing weekend in a summer house in the south of Portugal. All are waiting for a fifth person, the mysterious David to arrive.
GUIGO OFFLINE (12) 2017 BRAZIL   GUERRA, RENÉ IN PORTUGUESE £15.99  
  On a fishing trip with his father, twelve-year-old Guigo finds, with no internet,  he has to bond with his father and come to terms with his father's new boyfriend.
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  IN PORTUGUESE  £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 BRAZIL MUYLAERT, ANNA  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 IN PORTUGUESE £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.
TINTA BRUTA (18) 2018 BRAZIL MATZEMBACHER,F/REOLON, M IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 Gay webcam performer finds out that another man is stealing his routine.  On tracking him down they pair bond over their troubled pasts and form a double act that sparks a passionate relationship.
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 2019

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.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION NINE (15) ITALY £19.99
 Two more episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the novels by Andrea Camilleri.  The episodes are: 'The Other End of the Line' &  'A Diary from 43'.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANO/ INSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COMPLETE COLLECTION 1 - 9 (15) ITALY £99.99
 All episodes in this 17 disc collection.
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON FOUR (15) 2019 ITALY £29.99
 12 more episodes of the Naples based crime series.
LAZZARO FELICE/HAPPY AS LAZZARO (12A) 2018 ITALY ROHRWACHER, ALICE  £19.99
 Young exploited tobacco worker Lazzaro, plots with Tancredi, the  son of the owner,  to fake Tancredi kidnap to end the owners exploitation of the workers.
LORO (18) 2018 ITALY SORRENTINO, PAOLO  £15.99
 The film centres on the Italian businessman and politician Silvio Berlusconi and his quest for power.
MAMMA + MAMMA/MOM + MOM (18) ITALY 2018   TOMMASO,   KAROLE DI    £12.99
 Touching and beautifully nuanced film about two women who love each other and desire a child together.

NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2018-19

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.
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 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
AKIO JISSÔJI: THE BUDDHIST TRILOGY (18)  JAPAN JISSOJI, AKIO  BLU RAY ONLY £59.99
 Features This Transient Life (1970), Mandara (1971) and Poem (1972).
BLUE SPRING (15) 2019 JAPAN BLU-RAY / WITH DVD - DOUBLE PLAY  £19.99
  Based on a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, a group of school children take over a school.
THE EMPEROR'S NAKED ARMY MARCHES ON (EX) 1987    JAPAN HARA, KAZUO  DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Documentary about Japanese war veteran Kenzo Okuzaki as he travels around Japan on a quest to expose Emperor Hirohito and his men who killed two Japanese soldiers during World War II.
MIRAI (PG) 2018 JAPAN  HOSODA, MAMORU DVD - £15.99   BLU-RAY -  £17.99
 Anime about  four-year-old Kun, who finds a mysterious garden behind his house in which is located a portal that transports him back in time to when his mother was a child.  
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI (PG)  2015  OKAZAKI, STEVEN £19.99
  Biographical documentary chronicling the life of Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune.
OF FLESH AND BLOOD: THE CINEMA OF HIROKAZU KORE-EDA (12) 1995-2008  JAPAN  KORE-EDA,  HIROKAZU  BLU RAY ONLY  £44.99
 Contains the films - 'Maborosi' (1995), 'After Life' (1998), 'Nobody Knows' (2004) and  'Still Walking' (2008).
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.
SHOPLIFTERS (15) JAPAN 2018 KOREEDA, HIROKAZU £19.99
 Osamu Shibata is head of a  poor Japanese family which survives  by committing petty crimes. One day the family stumbles on a young  homeless girl. Taking pity on her they take her home, training her in the ways of shoplifting.  Is Osamu doing a good thing fulfilling the function a caring state should provide, or has he taken the girl like all the other items he steals?
THE SUCCULENT SUCCUBUS (18) 2011  JAPAN WATANABE  £12.99
 Unlucky Momo has only six months left to live, when she meets Ms. Devil Girl Succubus who proposes to grant her one wish in exchange for her soul.
TOKYO DRIFTER (12)  1966 JAPAN SUZUKI, SEIJUN DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY  - £23.99
 Cult 60 gangster movie.  Tetsu is a former hit man who has joined his boss Kurata in going straight. But old rivalries soon lead to outbreaks of violence.
UGETSU (12) 1953  MIZOGUCHI, K.  BLU RAY    £37.99 
   Beautifully shot 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.



NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD RELEASES 2019

Andrei Tarkovsky Collection

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2019

A BLONDE IN LOVE (15) 1965 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  FORMAN, MILOS DVD - £12.99   BLU RAY - £19.99 
  Andula is a female factory manager in rural Czechoslovakia. At a dance Ashe has a fling with a  pianist for from Prague.  The  pianist returns to Prague and the Andula decides to pay him a visit much to his surprise.
A JOURNEY TO THE BEGINNING OF TIME (PG)  1955 CZECHOSLOVAKIA  ZEMAN, KAREL DVD - £12.99  BLU RAY  £19.99
 Set in New York  four young boys decide to row out onto the lake in Central Park. There they discover a hidden cave which turns out to be the entrance into a prehistoric world filled with the dinosaurs from the exhibit.
BATTLE OF LENINGRAD (15)  RUSSIA KOZLOV, ALEKSEY £12.99
  During the siege of Leningrad in World War Two, a rescue barge is sent to evacuate citizens from the city. However, following a storm the evacuees face further turmoil when enemy planes target the already damaged barge.
COLD WAR (15) 2018 POLAND PAWLIKOWSKI, PAWEL  DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £19.99
  Beautifully shot 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.
THE EAR (12) 1970 CZECHOSLOVAKIA KACHYNA, KAREL  BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
  Banned in Czechoslovakia, the film is one of the most direct indictments of life under an oppressive totalitarian system. Ludvik, a senior official of Prague's Communist regime, returns home with his wife after a dinner party to find that they have been burgled. When they discover that their spare keys have been taken, paranoia sets in and they begin to wonder if they are being watched.
INVINCIBLE (18) 2018 RUSSIAN  MAKSIMOV, KONSTANTIN   £15.99
  WWII movie where a small Soviet tank unit, deep behind enemy lines, battles the German army.
KHRUSTALYOV, MY CAR! (18)  1998 RUSSIA GERMAN,ALEKSEI   BLU-RAY  £29.99  
 Set in the 1950s, this satire is about military surgeon Yuri Georgievich Klensky who is arrested in a Stalinist purge.  However when Stalin falls ill the surgeon is he rushed to Stalin's deathbed.
NOVEMBER (15)  2017 ESTONIAN   SARNET, RAINER   DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY £12.99
  Inventive, funny and  magical film is set in snowy landscape of 19th-century Estonia and is an adapted from the novel by Andrus Kivirähk.  Evoking influences as varied, as The Brothers Grimm, Bela Tarr and Jan Vankmajer, young Lina and Hans are preparing to marry in their pagan village where werewolves and spirits roam free.
OCCUPIED (15)  2016  RUSSIA   MOKRITSKIY, SERGEY  £9.99
  When a small town is occupied by the Nazis at the height of World War 2, the local school teacher must make a decision to either adapt to this new evil regime or risk his life fighting it.
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.
SUNSET HUNGARY (15) 2018 HUNGARY   NEMES, LÁSZLÓ £15.99
   Set in 1913, the film follows Írisz Leiter  as she travels from Trieste to Budapest, hoping to reconnect with her past and discover a long lost brother.
WEREWOLF (15)  2018  POLAND PANEK, ADRIAN  2 DISC DUAL FORMAN DVD/BLU RAY  £12.99
 A few weeks after the end of WWII, a group of teenagers are liberated from the Gross-Rosen concentration camp by Soviet soldiers. They move into a derelict palace in the middle of the woods which is plagued by guards dogs from the camp.  With no adults around they still wear their clothes from the camp, don’t know how to use a fork or how to share food with others, and they are unaware that there could be anything more to life than their instinct to survive.



NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2019

sawdust and tinsel

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2019

ANIARA (18) 2018 SWEDEN KAGERMAN, P/LILJA, H  BLU RAY £19.99
  Aniara is a spaceship which transports people from Earth to Mars in just three weeks. On a routine journey, Aniara is knocked off course and the passengers on board must learn to survive together until they can be rescued.
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.
BORDER(15)  2018 SWEDEN ABBASI, ALI  £19.99
 Based on the short story by John Ajvide Lindqvist, Tina has the  unique ability to smell guilt and shame.  Recruited by the police to work on solving crime, she  meets the mysterious Vore, who has similar powers.
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. 
LUST (18)  2017 NORWAY ESKELAND, SEVERIN  £12.99
  Celebrated crime writer Lisa Rostorp is left traumatised following a frenzied attack by a fan. She retreats from society, living a lonely existence in her apartment where she experiences disturbing visions and replays the attack, causing her to lose her grip on reality.
MIDSOMMAR (18)  2019  SWEDEN  ASTER,  ARI  DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £23.99
 Following a family tragedy, American student Dani  decides to accompany her boyfriend Christian and his friends on a trip to Sweden to take part in a summer solstice festival that only takes place every 90 years. In Pelle's hometown, the friends initially receive a warm welcome but as the ceremonies and rituals get underway they begin to question their hosts' true intentions.
THE QUAKE (12) 2018 NORWAY  ANDERSEN, JOHN ANDREAS   £15.99
 Geologist Kristian warns that Oslo is about to be hit by an earthquake.  
But nobody wants to believe him, so he sets out to save his family as the tremors begin.
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 young people at a Norwegian Labour Youth League  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 it.  On the way he meets  Simone,  an alcoholic woman in love with all things 80s. Together, as they hunt for the stolen tape, finding solace in one another as they come to terms with their personal failures.




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.
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 2018-19

I Am Not a Witch

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.
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 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. 
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.
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).
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 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. 





ALL FILMS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES   UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.
 
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

CLICK HERE  and type -  MAILING LIST -  in the E-mail subject line.

ON THE WEB

Website – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com
New Release announcements Blog  - http://julianwhiting.wordpress.com/
New Release announcements and language and media news on Twitter – https://twitter.com/JulainW   

Comments