NEW WORLD CINEMA RELEASES


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À TROIS ON Y VA/ALL ABOUT THEM (18) FRANCE 2015 BONNELL, JÉRÔME  £15.99
  Twenty-somethings couple are both are cheating on each another, but neither is aware that they are doing it with the same person, Mélodie.
L'AMOUR D'UNE FEMME/LOVE OF A WOMAN (PG) 1953 FRANCE   GRÉMILLON, JEAN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99
   Marie, a young doctor who moves to work on the remote French island of Ushant.  Settling in well, she must make a difficulty decision when she falls for  handsome engineer André, who wants her to live with him on te mainland.
BELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS £16.99
 Two disc 50th anniversary edition of Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing  Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE BUREAU: SEASON 1 (15) 2015 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
 Box set of the first season of the French political drama.  French intelligence officer Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) returns to Paris from Syria.  He now  needs to reconnect with his estranged daughter and ex-wife,  adjust to life back at home, train an new recruit and work on the case of a  missing  undercover agent in Algeria
LE BUREAU DES LÉGENDES/THE  BUREAU: SEASON 2 (15) 2016 FRANCE ROCHANT, ERIC £19.99
  Malotru (Mathieu Kassovitz) has now been promoted to Deputy Director of the DGSE. His mission: to take down a French jihadist who has recently become the top ISIS executioner.
CASQUE D'OR (15) 1952 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES  DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
 Set during the Belle Époque in Paris among petty criminals and prostitutes and stars Simone Signoret .
CE QUI NOUS LIE/BACK TO BURGUNDY (15) 2017  FRANCE  KLAPISCH, CÉDRIC  £19.99
  After travelling the world for ten years, Jean returns to the  family vineyard after the death of his father dies. Here he reconnects with his family as they rediscover their roots.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE   THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
  The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola. 
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969  OPHULS, MARCEL   £24.99  
 Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (12A)    CORBET, BRADY IN ENGLISH AND FRENCH £17.99
   Loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre's short story about a young American boy living a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood with his diplomat father in France just after the end of the First World War.  Here he becomes seduced by fascism.
LE CORRESPONDANT /EXCHANGE (15) 2016   FRANCE   SOUSSAN, JEAN-MICHEL BEN £18.99
 Encouraged by his German teacher to invite a German pen pal to stay in order to improve his language skills, school boy Malo hopes for a beautiful girl.  However, when his guest turns out to be headstrong punk Sasha, the pair struggle to get along as their friendship gets off on the wrong foot, in this French comedy.
LE DERNIER CARAVANSÉRAIL (ODYSSÉES) (E)  2006 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £23.99
    Film of Théâtre du Soleil play about at the difficulties faced by political refugees in France.
LE DERNIER DIAMANT/LAST DIAMOND (15) 2014 FRANCE  BARBIER,  ERIC £15.99
  Professional safecracker played by Yvan Attal and Bérénice Bejo, are persuaded to do one more job,stealing the  137-carat Florentine diamond. 
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
  Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
L'ÉCONOMIE DU COUPLE/AFTER LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE  LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £15.99
After 15 years of being marriage  with two children,  Marie and Boris decide to divorce.  However Boris won’t leave their shared home as he tries to  hold on to what he has  already lost.
ÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (TBA) 1951 FRANCE  BECKER, JACQUES DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
  Comedy about  husband and wife as they prepare to head to a party which results in an evening  of rows, fights and threats of divorce. 
ELLE (18)    2016 FRANCE   VERHOEVEN, PAUL   £19.99
   Adapted from Philippe Djian's novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming  embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ENNEMI PUBLIC 1/PUBLIC ENEMY: SEASON 1(15) 2016  BELGIUM IN FRENCH  £23.99 
  After spending 20 years in prison, convicted child killer Guy Béranger (Bison) is released on parole and sent to stay with monks at Vielsart Abbey in the remote Ardennes region. When a young girl then disappears from the nearby village, the locals are outraged and quickly blame Béranger for the crime.
LA FOLLE HISTOIRE DE MAX ET LÉON (12)  2016  FRANCE BARRÉ, JONATHAN    £19.99
 Buddy movie and comedy set in 1939.  Inseparable, utterly immature friends,  Max and Léon,  are in the army but decide to desert to return home to their old simple wine-drinking ways. But their desire to desert leads them to have many adventures,  joining the Free French Force, becoming secret agents and working for Vichy Ministry of Propaganda. 
LA FILLE INCONNUE/UNKNOWN GIRL (15) 2016 FRANCE   DARDENNE, LUC & JEAN-PIERRE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Dr. Jenny Davin  refuses a patient treatment, however when the patient is found dead the next day, the   Police turn to the doctor  for clues but without any useful information and feeling guilty about ignoring the woman's pleas the night before, Devan takes it upon herself to find out more about the woman in question.
FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE  OZON,  FRANÇOIS   £15.99
   German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien  who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.  
FRANCOFONIA (12A) 2015 FRANCE  SOKUROV. ALEKSANDR DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 The film looks at the  history of the Louvre,  from its  construction, to the Renaissance and the Nazi's occupation of Paris in World War Two.  In Russian, French, German, English with English subtitles.
GUILLAUME, LA JEUNESSE DU CONQUÉRANT/ WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR (15) 2015 FRANCE  DRUGEON,FABIEN    £19.99
 The story of  William of Normandy’s childhood and his rise to becoming William the Conqueror.
LES HOMMES DE L'OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 1 AND 2 (15) FRANCE 2016  £29.99
  French political drama about a former spin doctor helping a candidate beating Prime Minister in the upcoming presidential election. 
LES HOMMES DE L'OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3  (15) FRANCE 2016  £19.99  
  Third and final series in which the race for the presidency enters its final stretch, Simon witnesses an assassination which threatens to throw the contest into chaos.
J'ACCUSE (12)  1938  FRANCE GANCE, ABEL  DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99 
  Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films.  Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE   DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY - £59.99
  Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin.  Featrures - Un Film Comme Les Autres  (1968), British Sounds (1970),  Le Vent D'est (1970),  Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).  

    UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES  (1968) - Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the  social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers' and students' protests.

BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) - Hour-long  experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a  narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto. 

LE VENT D'EST (1970) - The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism. 

LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) - focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.

VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) - The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively
JOURS DE FRANCE/FOUR DAYS IN FRANCE    2016 FRANCE REYBAUD, JÉRÔME £15.99
 Pierre suddenly decides to leaves everything behind to travel aimlessly through France, letting himself be guided only by the people and landscapes he encounters. Close behind is Pierre’s lover Paul how sets off to find him.
JUSTE LA FIN DU MONDE/IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD (15) CANADA   2016    DOLAN, XAVIER DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Based on the play by Jean-Luc Lagarce  a writer returns to his hometown, planning on announcing his impending death to his family.
LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (15) FRANCE    DVD - £69.99 BLU RAY - £79.99
  Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle.  Features - Lift to the Scaffold (1958), The Lovers (1958), Zazie Dans Le Métro  (1960), Le Feu Follet (1963),  Le Souffle Au Coeur/murmur of the Heart (1971), Lacome, Lucien  (1974), Black Moon (1975),My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), and Milou En Mai/Milou in May.
LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   £69.99
  Features - Vive le tour (1962),  Phantom India  (1969), Calcutta (1969), A Human Condition (1974), Place de la République  (1974), God's Country (1985) and And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986).
LUC AND JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE: THE EARLY WORKS (TBA) 1992 BELGIUM IN FRENCH £19.99
Double bill features - 
Falsch (1987) Joe Falsch (Bruno Cremer), the sole Holocaust survivor of a Jewish family returns to Berlin 40 years after he left for New York in 1938. In the arrival lounge he comes face to face with the Ghosts of the Falsch family.
Je Pense à Vous (1992) follows the life of proud steelworker Fabrice (Robin Renucci) who is unable to cope with the closure of the factory he worked in.
MA LOUTE/SLACK BAY (15) 2016 FRANCE DUMONT, BRUNO   £15.99
 Comedy drama set in 1910, belle époque France, where the wealth Van Peteghem family find their lavish seaside summer holiday interrupted by the mysterious disappearances of several tourists.
MA VIE DE COURGETTE/MY LIFE AS A COURGETTE (PG) 2015 FRANCE  BARRAS, CLAUDE   £17.99
    Adapted from the novel by Gilles Paris, this animated adventure tells the story of traumatised nine-year-old Courgette who is placed in a tough foster home after the sudden death of her mother. At the home Courgette befriends the other orphans and listens to their tragic tales.
MADAME DE .. (U)  1953 FRANCE  OPHULS, MAX   DUAL FORMAT EDITION   £19.99
 Based on the novel by Louise de Vilmorin about a doomed, obsessive romance set in 18th century France.
MAL DE PIERRES/FROM THE LAND OF THE MOON (15) 2016 FRANCE  GARCIA, NICOLE £18.99
   Romance set in 1950s France and based on the Milena Agus novel.   Free-spirited Gabrielle has to choose between her dependable Spanish farmer husband or  recovering war veteran André.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE   GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
  Visually experimental film in which  musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover.   However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
LA MÉCANIQUE DE L'OMBRE/SCRIBE (15) 2016 FRANCE   KRUITHOF, THOMAS £15.99  Alcoholic unemployed accountant Duval  receives an unexpected job offer from the mysterious businessman Clement.  The job, to transcribing telephone conversations.  However, this leads to him overhearing a conversation describing a recent murder, leaving 
  Duval in the middle of a major political conspiracy with little hope of escape.
MÉDECIN DE CAMPAGNE / IRREPLACEABLE (12) 2016 FRANCE LILTI, THOMAS   £15.99  
Irreplaceable country doctor  Jean-Pierre Werner (François Cluzet) becomes ill and a young doctor, Natalie, comes from the city to help him.  But can she adapt to this new life and be able to replace such a respected doctor.
MOLIÈRE  (E) 1978 FRANCE MNOUCHKINE, ARIANE £19.99
   Bio pic of  17th century playwright Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, better known as Molière.
LA MORT DE LOUIS XIV/THE DEATH OF LOUIS XIV (12A)  2016  FRANCE  SERRA, ALBERT  £15.99
 Set in 1715, the film is an intimate portrait of the final days of King Louis XIV.
LA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN (12) 1956 FRANCE  BUÑUEL,  LUIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £22.99
  Disparate group of adventurers, made up of two men and a woman, find themselves caught up in an uprising in a South American village were the government is trying to seize land. To flee they are forced to escape via the dangerous jungle in a desperate struggle for survival.
NI LE CIEL NI LA TERRE /NEITHER HEAVEN NOR EARTH (12) 2015 FRANCE  COGITORE , CLÉMENT £11.99
 Thriller set among French NATO troops in the mountains of Afghanistan.  While fighting the Taliban, as well as maintaining the fragile peace, Captain Antarès Bonassieu finds that fighters from both sides  begin mysteriously disappearing without a trace.
PHANTOM BOY (PG) 2016 FRANCE GAGNOL, A/ FELICIOLI, J-L £19.99 
  Animated film about young cancer patient who’s treatment gives him the ability to leave his body and float around New York City as a spirit and use his new powers to defeat crime.
PLEINS FEUX SUR L'ASSASSIN/SPOTLIGHT ON A MURDERER (15) 1961 FRANCE FRANJU, GEORGES DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY £24.99
  Count Hervé de Kerloguen has not long to live and,  to annoy his heirs, he decides to hide in a secret room in his castle to die. With no body the counts heirs cannot claim his fortune. However suddenly the heirs die one by one.  Is it murder or do they accidentally die? 
PRIMAIRE/ELEMENTARY (12) 2016  FRANCE  ANGEL, HÉLÈNE   £19.99
   Primary school teacher and single mother, Florence, faces her biggest challenge yet when troubled student Sacha is transferred to her class.

Sacha's behavioural problems soon cause conflict in the class,  but Florence becomes determined to help him turn his troubled life around.  
PROBLEMOS (12) 2017 FRANCE  JUDOR, ERIC   £18.99
 Comedy in which Jeanne and Victor stop off at their friends hippie community 
when a sudden pandemic strikes the world leaving them trapped there.
LES RAISINS DE LA MORT /GRAPES OF DEATH (18) 1978 FRANCE ROLLIN, JEAN  £12.99  
A young woman is stranded in a remote village, whose population has become infected by a deadly zombie virus.
RAW (18) 2016 FRANCE    DUCOURNAU, JULIA
 Horror and debut film from writer and director Julia Ducournau. 
RÉPARER LES VIVANTS /HEAL THE LIVING (TBA) FRANCE 2015 QUILLÉVÉRÉ, KATELL DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Based on the acclaimed novel  Maylis de Kerangal. The death of a young surfers gives hope to a  50-year-old mother awaiting  a heart transplant in this remarkable ensemble drama.
RIFIFI (12) 1955 FRANCE   DASSIN, JULES   DVD - £12.99 BU RAY - £12.99
 Classic Noir about aging master thief who wants to retire after one last big robbery. 
PROBLEMOS (12) 2017 FRANCE  JUDOR, ERIC   £18.99
 Comedy in which Jeanne and Victor stop off at their friends hippie community 
when a sudden pandemic strikes the world leaving them trapped there.
SAGE FEMME/MIDWIFE (12) 2017 FRANCE  PROVOST, MARTIN £15.99
  The stable life of midwife Claire Breton (Catherine Frot) is thrown into turmoil by the sudden reappearance of her late father's former lover Béatrice Sobolevski (Catherine Deneuve), who abandoned both of them three decades earlier. 
SEULS/ALONE (15) 2016 FRANCE  MOREAU , DAVID  £19.99
 Sci-fi drama where a group of teens find themselves the last people left on earth and must escape the mysterious threat that has made everyone else disappear.
SOUVENIR (12) 2016 FRANCE   DEFURNE,  BAVO   £19.99
 Isabelle Huppert plays a long forgotten European Song Contest runner-up who now works in a factory.  However fellow factory worker Jean, a 21-year-old  aspiring boxer want to help her  relaunch her career, in this film of love, redemption and second chances.
TOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI  (15) 1954  FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD -   £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99 
Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon.   Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.
LE TROU  (12)   1960   FRANCE    BECKER,  JACQUES   DVD -   £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
 Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.
UNE CHANCE DE TROP/ NO SECOND CHANCE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) 2016 FRANCE £19.99 
 Based on the novel by Harlan Coben, this six-part thriller is about a woman who must decide how far she will go for vengeance.
LES VACANCES DU PETIT NICOLAS/NICOLAS ON HOLIDAY (PG) 2014 FRANCE  TIRARD, LAURENT £17.99
  French family comedy based on the 1950s comics by René Goscinny. On a  summer seaside holiday  with his parents and grandmother Nicolas quickly makes friends and new adventures.
VOYAGE À TRAVERS LE CINÉMA FRANÇAIS/A JOURNEY THROUGH FRENCH CINEMA (15) 2016 FRANCE  TAVERNIER,  BERTRAND £18.99
  Bertrand Tavernier  profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history. 
WINTER WAR (15) 2007 FRANCE ABOUCAYA, DAVID £15.99
 Wintry Alsace in January 1945, a weary force of American and French paratroopers are faced with the difficult task of clearing an entrenched German force in extreme conditions.

NEW FRENCH RELEASES 2016

L'AMOUR AU TEMPS DE LA GUERRE CIVILE/LOVE IN THE TIME OF CIVIL WAR (18) 2014 CANADA JEAN, RODRIGUE £15.99
   French language drama following the lives of a group of drug addicts in Montreal.
LES ANARCHISTES/ANARCHISTS (12) 2015 FRANCE   WAJEMAN, ELIE £15.99
   Paris  1899,  brigadier Jean Albertini (Rahim) infiltrates a group of young, working-class anarchists and becomes romantically attached to Judith (Exarchopoulos) the girlfriend of the anarchists leader.
D'ARDENNEN/THE ARDENNES (15) 2016 BELGIUM PRONT,  ROBIN FRENCH & DUTCH  £19.99
   Belgian crime drama.  Kenneth  is released after 4 years in prison and goes to stay with his brother Dave, who now is living with Kenneth’s girlfriend and they are expecting a child together. Unsure how his brother will react, Dave can't bring himself to tell Kenneth the truth.
L'AVENIR /THINGS TO COME (12A)  2016 FRANCE  MIA HANSEN-LØVE £15.99
   Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert), a philosophy teacher,  re-evaluates her life after the death of her mother and the breakdown of her marriage. 
AVRIL ET LE MONDE TRUQUÉ/APRIL AND THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD (PG) 2012 FRANCE DESMARES, C/EKINCI, F £19.99
  Animated adventure set in 1941 in an alternative world . Napoleon V reigns over France while across the globe, scholars and scientist have mysteriously been disappearing for over 70 years depriving humanity of major inventions. Teenager April's parents are also missing and she goes on a dangerous journey to find them.
BANG GANG (UNE HISTOIRE D'AMOUR MODERNE/ BANG GANG (A MODERN LOVE STORY) (18) 2015    FRANCE HUSSON, EVA £19.99
 Cautionary tale which unfolds over a hot summer, as  a group of Biarritz teens created their own earthly paradise of total liberation.  A French version of Larry Clark’s Kids seen from a female point of view.
BRAQUO SEASON FOUR (15) 2015  MARCHAL, OLIVIER   £19.99
    All eight episodes from the fourth season of this French police thriller.
LA BELLE SAISON /SUMMERTIME (15) 2015 FRANCE  CORSINI, CATHERINE   £15.99  
  Set in 1971 Paris, radical feminist Carole falls for fellow feminist Delphine.  However when  Delphine returns to the family farm to look after her sick father, Carole decides to join her but finds that the rural community isn't as liberal as Paris.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L'AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015  DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN   £19.99
   Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle 
CE QU'ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA   DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
   Leaving  a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town  of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.
LES CHEVALIERS BLANCS/THE WHITE KNIGHTS (12A) 2015 FRANCE  LAFOSSE, JOACHIM £19.99  
  Inspired by the 2007 Zoe’s Ark scandal in which humanitarian workers abducted  more than 100 African children, this intricately woven story recreates the failed operation, from the moment they arrive in an war torn African country to their attempt to flee to France. 
THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER (12A)    CORBET, BRADY IN ENGLISH £17.99
   Loosely based on Jean-Paul Sartre's short story about a young American boy living a dysfunctional and unhappy childhood with his diplomat father in France just after the end of the First World War.  Here he becomes seduced by fascism.
CHOCOLAT (12) 2016 FRANCE   ZEM,  ROSCHDY  £19.99
   Former slave Rafael Padilla becomes one of the most famous circus stars of the Belle Époque era in France. However, as the pressures of fame begin to take their toll, Padilla struggles with racial discrimination and a growing gambling addiction which threaten to ruin his career.
COSMOS (15) 2015   FRANCE  ZULAWSKI,  ANDRZEJ   DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
  Based on a novel by Witold Gombrowicz, a struggling law student arrives at a secluded French guest house to meet up with his friends.  However disturbing omens make him worry about his safety. 
LES COWBOYS (12) 2015 FRANCE  BIDEGAIN, THOMAS £19.99
 The  Balland family attend a western gathering in eastern France. However when their  sixteen-year-old daughter disappears, the father and his young son embark on dangerous search to find her in a  journey that begins to feel like an endless quest.
DANS LA COUR (15) 2014 FRANCE   SALVADORI, PIERRE   £19.99
   French comedy drama starring Catherine Deneuve and Gustave Kervern. Depressed eccentric Antoine (Kervern) gets a job as a janitor in an old apartment building in Paris where he takes pleasure in the simplicity of his work and strikes up a friendship with retired resident Mathilde (Deneuve), whose husband worries about her declining mental state.
DHEEPAN (15) 2015 FRANCE  AUDIARD, JACQUES   £19.99
  Winner of the 2015 Palme d'Or, a former soldier, a young woman and a
little girl pose as a family to escape the civil war in Sri Lanka. They settle in a tough housing estate outside Paris, where, barely knowing each another,  they must try and build a new life together.
LES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W  FRANCE  CLOUZOT, H.G.     £12.99
      A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic noir thriller.
DISPARUE/DISAPPEARANCE (15) 2015 FRANCE £28.99
   All eight episodes from the French drama series starring Francois-Xavier Demaison as Bertrand Molina, a detective sent to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a young teenager at a music festival in Lyon.
ENRAGÉS/RABID DOGS (15) 2015 FRANCE  HANNEZO,   ÉRIC £14.99
 A  carefully planned robbery goes horribly wrong and the three  robbers highjack a car whose passenger is a sick girl to the way to hospital.
ÉPERDUMENT/DOWN BY LOVE (15) 2016 FRANCE    GODEAU, PIERRE £15.99
  Based on a true story about a  married prison director Jean embark on a passionate love affair with one of the prisons inmates, the much younger Anna.
L'ÉTUDIANTE ET MONSIEUR HENRI /STUDENT AND MISTER HENRI (12) 2015 FRANCE  CALBÉRAC, IVAN  £19.99
  Ivan Calbérac adapts this comedy drama from his own play. Grumpy old Henri makes a deal with young student Constance that she can stay in his house for free for three months if she tries to break up his son Paul's marriage.
FIDELIO, L'ODYSSÉE D'ALICE/FIDELIO, ALICE'S JOURNEY (15) 2014 FRANCE     BORLETEAU, LUCIE   £15.99
   Thirty-year-old Alice's is happy in her job as an engineer on a male dominated freighter. However her loyally to her boyfriend is tested when Alice’s first love becomes the captain of the ship.
FIVE (15) 2015   FRANCE  GOTESMAN, IGOR £19.99
Comedy about five childhood friends who rent an expensive apartment in Paris. After Samuel cannot afford the rent he becomes a drug dealer in a desperate attempt to make some quick cash. However, after running into trouble with rival dealers, Samuel is forced to turn to his friends for help.
THE FRENCH WAY (E) 1972 IN ENGLISH  £14.99
  A 1972 look at the daily lives of people who live in rural France.
GEMMA BOVERY (15) 2014   FRANCE  FONTAINE, ANNE     
 DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £21.99
  Based on  Posy Simmonds novel about a village baker who is so obsessed  with  Gustave Flaubert novel 'Madame Bovary'.  When  a young English couple move into the village, the baker  is delighted to learn their names are Gemma and Charles Bovery.
LA GLACE ET LE CIEL/ICE AND THE SKY(U) 2015    FRANCE   JACQUET, LUC   £15.99
    French documentary about global warming.
GODARD: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   5 DISCS
BLU RAY ONLY £69.99

Films featured are -  
A BOUT DE SOUFFLE (PG) 1959 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
  Godard’s first film is now seen as the key film in the French new wave.
ALPHAVILLE (PG) FRANCE 1965 B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC
    Stylish fantasy about a futuristic city ruled by a dictator.
LE MEPRIS (15) 1963 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC
    A film about making a movie with lots of movie-in-jokes.
PIERROT LE FOU  (15) 19765  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC      
 Jean-Paul Belmondo stars in a  tragic tale of a romantic couple who cannot escape fateno matter how far they flee.
UNE FEMME EST UNE FEMME   (PG) 1961  FRANCE   GODARD, JEAN-LUC
 Landmark film of the French New Wave that weaves a tale of desperation and deceit.

HIROSHIMA MON AMOUR (PG) 1959 FRANCE B/W  RESNAIS,  ALAIN DVD -  £17.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
 Maguerite Duras wrote the screenplay set in Hiroshima, which is a love story between a French actress and a Japanese architect over shadowed by atomic bomb dropped on the city.
L'HERMINE/COURTED   2015 FRANCE  VINCENT, CHRISTIAN   £19.99
 Recently divorced judge Michel Racine, a man famed for his ruthless reputation, as he presides over the complex case of a man accused of killing his young child. However, Michel's sullen outlook on life suddenly changes when he is reunited with long-lost love Ditte after she is selected to sit as a juror in the trial.
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (12A) 2015     JONES, KENT   £15.99
 Film-makers including Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Richard Linklater come together to discuss the influence of Truffaut's book on modern cinema.
JACQUES RIVETTE COLLECTION (15)  DUAL FORMAT 16 DISCS BLU-RAY AND DVD £149.99
     The collection brings together some of the director’s hardest to see works, each restored, newly translated and debuting on home video for the first time in UK.  Features - Out 1:  noli me tangere  (1971) ,  Out 1: Spectre (1974), Duelle (une quarantaine) (1976), Noroît (une vengeance) (1976) and Merry-Go-Round (1981).
KALINKA (15) 2016 FRANCE  GARENQ, VINCENT £19.99
   French accountant André (Daniel Auteuil) is struggling for justice following the death of his daughter Kalinka at the hands of her  stepfather. After battling for decades, André finally takes the law into his own hands in a desperate attempt to force a retrial in France.
LA LOI DU MARCHÉ /MEASURE OF A MAN (PG) 2015 FRANCE   BRIZÉ, STÉPHANE   £15.99
 Struggling unemployed 51 year old manual worker  Thierry is finding it hard to get by.  However when he lands a job as  security guard monitoring a supermarkets CCTV system, he is not sure he likes the idea of arresting fellow desperate citizens who are trying to make ends meet.
LOVE (18) 2015 FRANCE   NOÉ GASPAR IN ENGLISH  DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
  Explicit romantic drama about an  American film student Murphy (Karl Glusman) who has split-up with his French girlfriend Elektra (Aomi Muyock) after cheating on her with another woman, named Omi (Klara Kristin).
LUC AND JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE: THE EARLY WORKS (TBA) 1992 BELGIUM IN FRENCH       £19.99
  Double bill features -  
Falsch (1987) Joe Falsch (Bruno Cremer), the sole Holocaust survivor of a Jewish family returns to Berlin 40 years after he left for New York in 1938.  In the arrival lounge he comes face to face with the Ghosts of the Falsch family.
Je Pense à Vous (1992) follows the life of proud steelworker Fabrice (Robin Renucci) who is unable to cope with the closure of the factory he worked in.
MAIGRET: SERIES ONE (15) 1982 FRANCE   £19.99
 Six episodes in which  detective Jules Maigret (Bruno Cremer) solves a number of complex cases in his unique, unhurried style.
MARYLAND/DISORDER (15) 2015 FRANCE   WINOCOUR, ALICE £17.99   
 On his return home,  Afghanistan veteran Vincent suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder . Getting a job as bodyguard for a dubious businessman’s wife, he becomes convinced that the woman he is protecting is in danger from a strange outside threat.
MON ROI (15) 20156  MAÏWENN   FRANCE  DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £24.99   
While recovering from a skiing accident in a rehabilitation clinic a woman recalls her tumultuous ten-year relationship with her husband in this romantic drama.
NAPOLEON (U) 1927 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL 4-DISC DVD SET
3-DISC BLU-RAY SET - £34.99 Abel Gance’s film telling the story Napoleon’s youth and early military career, which has been   digitally restored by film historian Kevin Brownlow and the BFI National Archive.
LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE/DAY FOR NIGHT - THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1973 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS  BLU RAY  £27.99  Witty homage to the movie business with Francois Truffaut playing  a director making a melodrama, but encounters many obstacles.
PENSION COMPLÈTE/FRENCH CUISINE (12) 2015 FRANCE   SIRI, FLORENT EMILIO £19.99
 Comedy about a married couple who run a restaurant together but their relationship is on the rocks. He is obsessed with winning a Michelin star, she has hit forty and dreams of having her first child. 
QUE TA JOIE DEMEURE/JOY OF MAN'S DESIRING (E) 2014  FRANCE CÔTÉ, DENIS £15.99
 The film examines workplace relationship by using actors as numbered factory workers, the film explores ideas surrounding the function of labour and the importance of work to society and individuals.
RESET (TBA) 2015 FRANCE    DEMAIZIÈRE,T/TEURLAI, A £19.99
 Film follows Paris Opera Ballet  new choreographer Benjamin Millepied as he is tasked with reimagining some of the company's famed work for the modern era.
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
   Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet (Pauline Burlet) and her young friends band  together to oppose the Nazi occupation by  producing and distributing the underground 'Resistance' newspaper and freeing captive soldiers.
LA RÉSISTANCE DE L’AIR/THROUGH THE AIR (15)   2015 FRANCE    GRIVOIS, FRED £19.99
   Rifle champion Vincent escape everyday life at the firing range.  Here he meets  50-year-old Renaud  who offers him a tempting and usual well-paid job. 
LES REVENANTS 2/THE RETURNED: SERIES 2 (18) 2013 FRANCE        £24.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the French supernatural drama.
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.
LES SALAUDS/BASTARDS (18) 2013 FRANCE DENIS, CLAIRE £19.99
  Marco receives a call from his sister, urgently calling him back to Paris. Her husband has committed suicide, her daughter is missing and the family business has gone under and his sister suspects her husband’s business partner.
THEO AND HUGO (18) 2016  FRANCE DUCASTEL, O/MARTINEAU,J DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
  Intense tale shot in real time in which Theo and Hugo meet in a Paris clubs.   As the night wears on, they discover they need to know more about each other and a relationship begins.
TOUT EN HAUT DU MONDE /LONG WAY NORTH (PG) 2015 FRANCE  CHAYÉ, RÉMI   £17.99
   Animated film  set in 1892 in Russia, where 15-year-old Russian aristocrat Sasha  adores her explorer grandfather Oloukine. When he doesn't return from his latest trip to the North Pole, Sasha persuades a crew to head north in search of the great ship.
LE TOUT NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/BRAND NEW TESTAMENT (15) 2016 BELGIUM   DORMAEL, JACO VAN £19.99 
  In this black comedy  God is alive and living in Brussels, mischievously tormenting humans from an outdated PC in a grim apartment. 
UN HOMME À LA HAUTEUR /UP FOR LOVE (12A) 2016 FRANCE TIRARD, LAURENT   £19.99
   Romantic comedy in which beautiful divorced lawyer, Diane, connects with Alexandre,  a man she meets to retrieve her lost phone. They hit it off as soon as they meet and Diane is charmed by Alexandre, but he is not the man that Diane imagined for herself .
VALLEY OF LOVE (15) 2015 FRANCE  GUILLAUME NICLOUX   £15.99 
  Black comedy starring Gérard Depardieu and Isabelle Huppert as a long-estranged couple who are brought together in Death Valley, California, by the suicide of their adult son Michael. 
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE  OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
   Biopic about the young  Jewish Tunisian boxer 'Young' Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and  sent to Auschwitz to serveas a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.
ZARAFA (PG) 2012 FRANCE  LIE,J/BEZANÇON, R   £17.99
   Animated feature following a young boy's adventure as he goes on a journey from Sudan to Paris.


NEW GERMAN DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2017

ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG/8 HOURS DON'T MAKE A DAY (15) 1973 GERMANY   FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £58.99
  All five feature-length episodes of this  working-class soap opera centred on the Krüger family, focusing on  skilled worker Jochen and his new girlfriend, Marion (Hanna Schygulla)
ALOYS (12) 2016 SWITZERLAND  NÖLLE, TOBIAS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £17.99  
Private investigator Aloys experiences life at a  safe distance through watching surveillance tapes. But when his father dies, he is left on his own and his sheltered existence begins to fall apart until a mystery women opens up a new world to  Aloys which  may help him to break out of his isolated world. 
BERLIN 36 (15) GERMANY 2009 HEIDELBACH,  KASPAR  £15.99  
    In the days leading up to the 1936 Olympics, the fate of high jumper Gretel Bergmann  hangs in the  balance as it is decided whether or not a Jewish athlete can be a part of the German Olympic team.
DIE FREMDE (12) 2010 GERMANY ALADAG, FEO  £19.99
 Umay is a young German woman born of Turkish parents,  who, along with her son, flees an oppressive marriage in Istanbul to return to her family in Berlin.  However her  arrival home creates family tensions
GERMAN CONCENTRATION CAMPS FACTUAL SURVEY (18)  DUAL DVD + BLU-RAY RELEASE   £29.99
  Intended to be shown to the German people in 1946 damn the Nazi regime and shame the German people in to acceptance of Allied occupation, a complete rough-cut of this  disturbing documentary revealing the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps was viewed at the Ministry of Information in London and in the end never shown.
HÖRE DIE STILLE/BEHIND ENEMY LINES (15)  2016   GERMANY  EHRENBERG , ED £15.99
  October 1941, a group of German soldiers are forced to take refuge in a small Russian village behind enemy lines, where the soldiers and villagers bond.  However an act of  violence threatens to destroy the bond and  many of the villagers become fearful of what will happen to them when the Soviet army returns.
THE INTERROGATION (15) 2016 GERMANY  PERY, EREZ £15.99
  Warsaw in 1946 Nazi commander Rudolf Höss awaits trial and a Polish judge is sent to interrogate him about his involvement in the Holocaust. 
JACK THE RIPPER (15) 2016  GERMANY  NIEMANN,  SEBASTIAN £12.99
 After moving to London in 1888, German photographer Anna Kosminski  discovers the Whitechapel area is being terrorised by a notorious serial killer  Jack the Ripper.  While the police struggle to identify a suspect, Whitechapel remains in a constant state of fear in anticipation of Jack's next crime.
JONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY  LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
  Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm.  As the two talk about his father's past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron  appears at their home to say his final goodbyes. 
KATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTRIA   HÄNDL,  KLAUS £15.99
 Couple Andreas and Stefan  live happily  in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and explainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair's relationship apart.
DER LETZTE ZUG/AUSCHWITZ - THE FINAL JOURNEY (12) 2006 GERMANY VILSMAIER, JOSEPH 8.99
   1943 and some of the last remaining Jews in Berlin are locked in railway cattle truck awaiting transport to the Auschwitz concentration camp.  The film tells the stories of their lives. 
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99
BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double
life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in
love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer
Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
DIE MITTE DER WELT/CENTRE OF MY WORLD (15) 2016 GERMANY ERWA , JAKOB M. £15.99 Based on Andreas Steinhöfel novel. This candid and complex film is about teenager Phil  who discovers his sexuality and falls in love with new attractive classmate Nicholas. 
DER MÜDE TOD - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY  LANG, FRITZ  DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
  Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NEBEL IM AUGUST/FOG IN AUGUST (15) 2016 GERMANY WESSEL, KAI £19.99 Set in 1942 and based on Robert Domes' 2008 historical novel, the film follows 13-year-old
Roma boy, Ernst Lossa, is sent to the Sargau mental institution. Here he soon discovers
that the Nazi's are carrying out an enforced euthanasia programme. Along with fellow
patient Nandl, Ernst decides to stage a daring escape attempt.
ROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany
awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on the
French coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with
him and Rommel's place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the
Führer.
SCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf's best-selling cult novel. In this
coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search
of excitement and adventure.
TONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his
career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and
takes on the alter ego of the practical joker 'Toni Erdmann' as a way of cheering her up.
VARIETÉ - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1925  GERMANY  DUPONT, E.A. DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £19.99  Boss Huller (Emil Jannings) tells his story from prison about how he and his lover Bertha-Marie (Lya De Putti) become famous trapeze artists.  However at the height of their fame  legendary  trapeze artist Artinelli (Warwick Ward)  seduces Berta-Marie .
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY  PABST, GEORG W  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
'Westfront 1918' (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War.  'Kameradschaft' (1931), is set in 1919,  a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2016

ALS MARTIN VIERZEHN WAR/WHEN MARTIN WAS FOURTEEN  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY BECK, WALTER    £15.99
March 1920,  Martin and his friend find a cache of weapons intended for the Kapp Putsch to overthrow the Weimar Republic.  Can Martin get help to stop the Putsch.
ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF/FEAR EATS THE SOUL (15 ) 1973 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W.  DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
     Film is about a German woman who strikes up a  friendship   with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.
BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT/BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (15) 1972 FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
 Fassbbinder’s tragi-comic  love story with an all-female cast.
DIE BUNTKARIERTEN/GIRLS IN GINGHAM (EX) 1949  E. GERMANY MAETZIG, KURT   £15.99
Family saga spanning 70 years of German history ending in 1945
DEUTSCHLAND 83 (15) 2015 GERMANY      £24.99
    German TV drama set in 1983 during the height of the Cold War, when a young East Germanis reluctantly recruited as a spy and embedded into the West Germany army.
EHE DER MARIA BRAUN/MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (15) 1978 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY - £17.99 
   Fassbinder’s biggest international hit, Hanna Schygulla plays Maria Braun, whose materialrise parallels Germany’s Economic Miracle of the 1950s.
ELSER/13 MINUTES (15) 2015 GERMANY     HIRSCHBIEGEL, OLIVER     DVD - £17.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
   Tense Second World War  story about a determined Georg Elser (Christian Friedel) who tried to assassinate  Hitler in 1939. Captured and questioned by the authorities, Elser reveals through his confession how he was driven to perform such an act by the Nazification of his hometown.
BLU RAY ONLY - EARLY MURNAU (PG) GERMANY   £39.99
   Collection of the following five silent films  - Schloß Vogelöd, Phantom, Der Letzte Mann, The Grand Duke's Finances, Tartuffe
BLU RAY ONLY -  THE EARLY WORKS OF RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER (15) GERMANY BLU RAY ONLY £17.99
 Four  early Fassbinder films. Der Stadtstreicher/The City Tramp  (1966),  Das kleine Chaos/The Little Chaos (1966),  Liebe Ist Kälter Als Der Tod/ Love is Colder Than Death (1969) and . 'Katzelmacher' (1969).
DAS FINSTERE TAL/DARK VALLEY (15) 2014 AUSTRIA   PROCHASKA, ANDREAS   £15.99
  Based on Thomas Willmann Austrian western about a lone rider arriving in a small mountain village intent on taking on the Brenners, the tyrannical rulers of  the village.
DIE FRAU UND DER FREMDE/WOMAN AND THE STRANGER (E) E. GERMANY  1985 SIMON, RAINER   £15.99
Golden Bear winning film about two German soldiers, Karl and Richard, captured World War I. When Karl escapes he visits Richard’s wife and falls in love with her.  However one day Richard returns.
HEIDI (U) 2015 GERMANY GSPONER,  ALAIN £15.99
   Based on  Johanna Spyri's children's adventure novel set in the Swiss Alps. 
KÄTHE KOLLWITZ - BILDER EINES LEBENS (EX)  1986 E. GERMANY  1985 KIRSTEN, RALF   £15.99
After the death of her son in the First World War, artist Käthe Kollwitzbecame a radical pacifist and after signing a petition against the Nazis her art was labelled “degenerate.”
IM LABYRINTH DES SCHWEIGENS/LABYRINTH OF LIES (12) 2014 GERMANY  RICCIARELLI,  GIULIO £19.99
 Germany 1958: Young public prosecutor Johann Radmann finds himself on the case of Nazi war criminal Charles Schulz, but has no idea what really happened in Auschwitz.  However he is  shocked to find out that many of these death camp workers have returned to their normal lives and now populate the senior ranks of government.
LIEBMANN (12) 2016 GERMANY HERRMANN, JULES £15.99
    Teacher Antek Liebmann  leaves his past life behind by moving from Germany to a cottage in the French countryside.  Here in this  rural community he  becomes infatuated with Sébastian. However it is not long before Liebmanns past catches up with him. DVD can be played in German, English, French.
DAS LIED DER MATROSEN/SAILORS SONG (E)   1958  E. GERMANY REISCH, G/MAETZIG, K    £15.99
   After the 1917  Russian Revolution German the dockers of Kiel call for a mass strike to demand the end of the war and the abdication of the Kaiser .
NACKT UNTER WÖLFEN /THE CAMP (15) 2015 GERMAN   KADELBACH, PHILIPP   £10.99
 Based on Bruno Apitz novel, set in Buchenwald concentration camp at the end of March 1945.  Hans Pippig is a prisoner when he discovers a young Jewish boy in the case of an incoming prisoner.  They to  hide and protect the boy while they await the  advancing Allied forces to rescue them.
DIE PRÄSENZ (18) 2014 GERMANY   GRIECO, DANIELE   £10.99
   Documentary-style  horror film about three friends looking for paranormal activity at  a remote haunted castle.
ROMMEL (TBA)   GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI   £15.99
   Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on the French coastline.  Rommel predicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel's place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
SOLANGE LEBEN IN MIR IST/AS LONG AS THERE’S LIFE IN ME (EX) 1965 E.GERMANY  REISCH, GÜNTER    £17.99
Biopic about the pacifist Social Democrat, workers’ leader Karl Liebknecht and his fight against World War I. 
Voting against war loans  he is considered a traitor and his  party leadership turns against him. 
TROTZ ALLEDEM!/IN SPITE OF EVERTHING (EX)  1972 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99 
    Part two of the Karl Liebknecht biopic 
TSCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (TBA) 2016 GERMANY  AKIN,  FATIH   £18.99
 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf's best-selling cult novel.  In this coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure.   - DUE 28TH AUGUST 2017
DER UNTERTAN/KAISER’S LACKEY  (EX) 1964  E. GERMANY STAUDTE, WOLFGANG   £15.99
   Film of Heinrich Mann’s novel ‘Der Untertan’, written during the First World war which is a historical satire  about a man scared of everyone but who  progresses in society by subjugating himself to the whims of his superiors while treading on those below.
VICTORIA (15) 2015   GERMANY  SCHIPPER, SEBASTIAN £15.99
 Thriller set over one night on the streets of Berlin and  shot entirely in one continuous take.
WHO AM I - KEIN SYSTEM IST SICHER (15) 2014 GERMANY  ODAR, BARAN BO   £19.99
 Benjamin is a socially inept young German computer geek, who is invited to join a hacker group  by the charismatic Max.  Benjamin finally feels he belongs and  wants to gain recognition and status among the hackers community.  
WOLZ - LEBEN UND VERKLÄRUNG EINES DEUTSCHEN ANARCHISTEN/WOLF-LIFE AND 
ILLUSION OF A GERMAN ANARCHIST  (EX)  1974 E. GERMANY REISCH, GÜNTER  £15.99
World War One veteran, Ignaz Wolz, return from the front with a  hatred of the war profiteers and starts his own revolution  stealing from the rich and divides the spoils with the poor.
YOU AND I (15) 2014 GERMANY   NILS BÖKAMP   £15.99
 After breaking up with his girlfriend, Jonas (Eric Klotzsch) goes on a camping trip with his gay British ex-flatmate. After picking up homophobic, Polish backpacker Boris (Michal Grabowski), the pair's friendship is put to the test and Jonas has to confront his true feelings about his English friend.
DAS ZIMMERMÄDCHEN LYNN/CHAMBERMAID LYNN (18) 2014 GERMANY   HAEB,  INGO £15.99
 Comedy drama about an obsessive-compulsive hotel maid Lynn who quietly observe her guests and rummage through their possessions when they're out. 

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  2016-17


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES 2017

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.
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. 
COMO UNA NOVIA SIN SEXO /BROMANCE (15) 2016 ARGENTINA  SANTA ANA, LUCAS   £15.99 
  1996 and four teenage friends are on a camping trip in a remote part of Argentina. Juli, the only girl in the group,  notices that the boys seem to have a closer relationship than what she would consider ‘normal’.  A trip that began as a simple fun getaway now forces the them all  to confront their sexuality.
EL DÍA TRAJO LA OSCURIDAD/DARKNESS BY DAY (15) 2013 ARGENTINA DE SALVO, MARTIN £12.99
 Horror film set in a Argentinian village plagued by an outbreak of rabies.
DE CHICA EN CHICA/GIRL GETS GIRL (18) 2015 SPAIN  SEBASTIÁN, SONIA £15.99 
   Delicious camp comedy telenovela based on the successful online Spanish TV series.  After living for nine years in Miami, Inés return home to Madrid and  turns up at her ex Verónica's house, where a party is in full swing.  Now is the time for Inés to face up to her past mistakes, like leaving her pregnant girlfriend Verónica at the altar. 
ENDLESS POETRY (15) 2016 CHILE  JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
Autobiographical drama which follows Jodorowsky from his teenage years and his desire to  become a poet despite the objections of his oppressive father. Finally in the  1940s he finds himself  ingratiating into Chile's artistic scene at the bohemian Santiago Café Iris.
ENTRE TINIEBLAS/DARK HABITS (15) 1983   SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Pedro Almodovar’s deadpan comedy set in a convent. 
ESTEROS (15)   2016 ARENTINA   CUROTTO,  PAPU £15.99
  Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other.  However Matias's father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship.  Ten years later  Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina.  On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another. 
LA FLOR DE MI SECRETO/FLOWER OF MY SECRET (15) 1995 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99      
 A  mixture of melodrama and comedy.
JULIETA (15) 2016 SPAIN  ALMODÓVAR,  PEDRO DVD - £19.99  BLU RAY  - £27.99 
 Told over 30 years and based on Alice Munro's short stories 'Chance', 'Soon' and 'Silence.  Recently bereaved, 55 year old teacher, Julieta, writes a long letter to her estranged daughter Antía, explaining the secrets she has kept from her and then sets out to mend their fractured relationship.
KIKA (18) 1994  SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99  
 Kika, a make-up artist is involved in a web of intrigue.
LABERINTO DE PASIONES /LABYRINTH OF PASSION (18) 1982 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO      DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Overlapping stories of Sexilia the pop star, Riza the gay son of an emperor and a whole host of equally modern characters.
LA LEY DEL DESEO/LAW OF DESIRE (18)  1987 SPAIN  ALMODOVAR,  PEDRO       DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 Outrageous tale of lust, passion and jealously.
MUJERES AL BORDE DE UN ATAQUE DE NERVIOS/WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (15) 1988 SPAIN  DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99   
 A highly stylised and frantic comedy.
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
   Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government.  However on meeting Peluchonneau,  Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector,  inspiring Neruda  to pen a collection of poems. The film was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
NUNCA VAS A ESTAR SOLO/YOU'LL NEVER BE ALONE (15)   CHILE 2016  ANWANDTER, ALEX £15.99
  Film by the directorial debut of electropo star Alex Anwandter, which depicts the days before and after a  homophobic hate crime.  Dance student Pablo is in a coma after the attack and his father Juan faced with getting over the ordeal whilst paying his mounting medical bills. 
EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £14.99
  To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón,  20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.  
Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots  activist she hatches a  plans to return the tree to its rightful  home.
OUTLAWS(15) 2012   WRIGHT, DEAN CAN BE PLAYED IN SPANISH  £15.99
   Set in the Cristero War fought between 1926 and 1929 when Mexican President Plutarco Elías Calles introduces a number of anti-Catholic measures and the  western Mexican states rebel against this secularist, anti-Catholic, and anticlerical policies .
EL PASTOR/THE SHEPHERD (15) 2006 SPAIN BURLEY, JONATHAN CENZUAL   £15.99
   A psychological drama and a parable of corporate greed, in which middle-aged shepherd refused to sell his land to a property developer, much to the annoyance of this neighbours.
POESÍA SIN FIN/ENDLESS POETRY (15) 2016 CHILE  JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO 
DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £19.99 
  Autobiographical drama which follows Jodorowsky from his teenage years and his desire to  become a poet despite the objections of his oppressive father. Finally in the  1940s he finds himself  ingratiating into Chile's artistic scene at the bohemian Santiago Café Iris.
¿QUÉ HE HECHO YO PARA MERECER ESTO!!/WHAT HAVE I DONE TO DESERVE THIS? (18) 1984  SPAIN       DVD - £19.99    BLU RAY - £24.99      
 Bizarre but liberating comic  exploration of a woman in modern Spain.
RETOUR À ITHAQUE/RETURN TO ITHACA (15) 2014   SPAIN CANTET, LAURENT £12.99 
  Amadeo has writer's block, so after 16 years of exile, he return to Havana and is reunited with his friends.  The friends share the stories of how their lives have unfolding,  they sing, laugh, dance together and reminisce about their youth and dreams for their future.
SÉ QUIÉN ERES 1/I KNOW WHO YOU ARE: SEASON 1 (15) 2017 SPAIN    £24.99 
 16 part series in which  prestigious lawyer Juan is injured in a serious car accident, with subsequent memory loss.  However, when traces of blood belonging to Juan's missing niece are discovered in the wreckage, the police begin to suspect Juan could be responsible for her murder.
EL SUR (PG) 1983 SPAIN ERICE, VICTOR   DUAL DVD/BLU RAY   £19.99   
 Based on Adelaida García Morales's short story about  eight-year-old Estrella who lives in northern, post-war Spain, but is fascinated with the south of Spain where her mysterious father Agustín used to live.
TAEKWONDO (18) 2016 ARGENTINA   BERGER, M/FARINA, M
  Fernando (Lucas Papa) invites a gym buddy German (Gabriel Epstein) to join a  group of his male friends for a relaxing, summer getaway without their respective girlfriends.  However German is infatuated with Fernando questions how long he can or should conceal his true self.
UIO: SÁCAME A PASEAR/TAKE ME FOR A RIDE (15) 2016  ECUADOR  RUEDA,  MICAELA £15.99  
  Teenager Sara  is in her final year of high school but has never managed to fit in with her classmates and remains an outsider to most of her peers, but that all changes when she meets Andrea. They instantly bond  which quickly escalates into a passionate romance. 
UN TANGO MÁS/OUR LAST TANGO (15) 2015 ARGENTINA     KRAL,  GERMAN   £15.99
   German Kral’s documentary  tells the story of legendary tango dancers María Nieves Rego and Juan Carlos Copes. The couple met as teenagers and went on to dance the tango together for almost 50 years. 
VAMPIR CUADECUC (E) 1971 SPAIN  PORTABELLA, PERE IN CATALAN DVD -   £12.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
 Experimental documentary that  follows the shooting of Jesús Franco's 'Count Dracula' (1970) starring Christopher Lee, featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the production process accompanied by a soundtrack from Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos
VIS A VIS/LOCKED UP: SERIES 1 (15) 2014   SPAIN £34.99
  All eleven episodes from the Spanish drama set in a women's prison.   In prison, Macarena finds it hard to adjust to life with her fellow inmates, including the facility's most dangerous criminal Zulema (Najwa Nimri), but quickly realises she must try her best to adapt and learn to navigate the prison's various power structures if she is to survive her time behind bars.
ZIPI Y ZAPE Y EL CLUB DE LA CANICA/ZIP & ZAP AND THE MARBLE GANG (PG) 2013 SPAIN  SANTOS, OSKAR £19.99
 Adventure comedy adapted from the comic by José Escobar Saliente. Twins Zipi and Zape are punished for their bad behaviour and sent to a summer boarding school.

Fed up of their new surroundings, the twins join forces with friends Filo  and Micro to form a resistance group called the Marble Gang and vow to fight back against their ruthless headmaster.

NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES FOR 2016

LOS 33 DE SAN JOSÉ/33 MINERS (12) 2010  CHILE  ANTONIO RECIO   £15.99
   Based on the true story of a team of miners trapped underground for 69 days after the collapse of an underground tunnel. 
600 MILLAS  (15) 2015   MEXICO  RIPSTEIN, GABRIEL    £15.99
 A law enforcement agent is captured by a drug smuggler and they embark on a  600-mile journey to the cartel headquarters, along the way bonding  and striking up a friendship.
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
EL ABRAZO DE LA SERPIENTE /EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT (12A) 2015 COLOMBIA  GUERRA, CIRO DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
    Spanning over 40 years the film starts in 1909 with Amazonian shaman Karamakate helping a German explore looking for a scared healing plant. Many years later an  American botanist arrives to enlist Karamakate help and finds him a broken man who has forgotten many of his peoples customs .
ARGENTINA (U) 2015 ARGENTINA    CARLOS SAURA   £19.99
 This documentary explores the rich culture of Argentina through traditional music and dance.
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.
ASALTO AL CINE/CINEMA HOLD UP (15) 2011 MEXICO  GÓMEZ CONCHEIRO, IRIA £12.99 
  Four teenagers growing up on the streets Mexico City plan a rob a cinema, however this lead to conflicts in the group
ASMODEXIA (15) 2014 SPAIN  CARRETÉ, MARC   £12.99
    Exorcist Eloy (Lluís Marco) and his granddaughter (Clàudia Pons)  travel around Barcelona performing exorcisms to rid vulnerable people of the Evil One in this horror movie
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.
EL BOTÓN DE NÁCAR/PEARL BUTTON (12) 2015 CHILE GUZMÁN, PATRICIO £15.99 
 With film of the  long beautiful coastline of Chile, the director tells the story Chile's terrible history of repression, from the country's most ancient inhabitants, The Water People,  to more recent memories of the  disappeared Chileans during Pinochet's brutal regime.
EL CAMINO DEL VINO/THE WAYS OF WINE (12) 2010 ARGENTINA  CARRERAS, NICOLÁS £12.99 
  A famous wine taster begins discovering that he’s completely losing his pallet, forcing him to search for the reasons that might be causing such an unfortunate change to happen to him.
LA CARA DEL DIABLO /FACE OF THE DEVIL (15) 2014 PERU  PÉREZ-GARLAND, FRANK    £15.99
  Seven backpackers travel to the Peruvian Amazon where  the Tunche - a primeval spirit  - rules in this horror movie.
CAVALO DINHEIRO/HORSE MONEY (12A) 2014 PORTUGAL  COSTA, PEDRO £12.99  
  Follow up to the Fontainhas trilogy (a Lisbon slum)  60-year old Ventura  returns to the long gone slum andwanders an abandoned asylum populated by the ghosts of his, and his country’s past.
EL CLAN/THE CLAN (15) 2015 ARGENTINA TRAPERO,  PABLO DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
 Based on real events and set in an affluent suburb of Buenos Aires in the early-80s, a seemingly normal family makes its living off kidnapping and murder. 
CESAR CHAVEZ (12) 2014 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO   £12.99
 Biographical drama based on the life and achievements of Mexican American civil rights activist and labour movement leader Cesar Chavez. 
EL CLUB/THE CLUB (18) 2015 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO   DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £14.99  
  Set in a small coastal town, four old Catholic priests live in exile under the watchful eye of a nun, Sister Monica serving time repenting an array of indecent acts from child abuse to abducting children.  The arrival of a fifth disgraced priest  disrupts the idyllic retreat. 
THE COLONY (15) 2015  GALLENBERGER,  FLORIAN  (5060262854389) £17.99   
   Emma Watson and Daniel Brühl star in this historical drama set in Santiago in 1973, during military coup to overthrow President Salvador Allende.  (Can be played in Spanish or Engish)
CUATRO LUNAS/FOUR MOONS (18) 2014 SPAIN  TOVAR VELARDE,  SERGIO   £15.99
   Collection of four stories  exploring love and acceptance between men as four different stages in the lunar cycle. 
DESIERTO (15) 2016  MEXICO CUARÓN, JONÁS   £12.99
 A  group of Mexican migrant workers make  the dangerous crossing into the USA as they go in search of a better life by. However, they are quickly spotted by a psychotic American vigilante who takes it upon himself to hunt them across the desert with his rifle.
FERIADO/HOLIDAY (15) 20154 ECUADOR   ARAUJO, DIEGO £15.99
    Set during the collapse of Ecuador’s banking system of 1999,  16 year old Juan Pablo travels to a remote town in  the Andes to visit his uncle who, with his family, is involved with the  banking scandal. Here Juan strikes up a fragile romance with Juano, a  heavy metal and motorcycles fan, and finds himself  in an honest, independent world separate from thecorrupt of his family.
FUGA (15) 2006 CHILE  LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
   Eliseo Montalbán is a Chilean composer committed to a  asylum, where he scrawls his unfinished  composition on the walls. When Argentine music student Ricardo  discovers the composition he  passes it off as his own. Years later, after Montalbán has left the mental hospital, Coppa tracks him down to apologise for plagiarising his symphony.
GUERNICA (15) 2016  SERRA, KOLDO IN ENGLISH £19.99
 War drama telling the story of a town that was relentlessly bombed during the Spanish Civil War.
GÜEROS (15) 2014 MEXICO  RUIZPALACIOS, ALONSO   £15.99
    Black-and-white Mexican road movie about two dysfunctional brothers and an ex girlfriend going insearch of their  hero,  a  Mexican rock’n’roll pioneer named Epigmeneo Cruz.  
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN (15) 1985 BRAZIL BABENCO, HECTOR IN ENGLISH DVD -  £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
Gay Luis (William Hurt ) shares a prison cell political activist Valentin (Raul Julia) and they pass the time acting out scenes from films and Valentin reminisces on a past affair with a wealthy woman.
LUNA DE MIEL/HONEYMOON (15) 2015 MEXICO  COHEN, DIEGO £12.99
  Mexican horror in which lonely and obsessive doctor Jorge Toledo  abducts his neighbour Isabel and locks her in his basement. 
MA MA (12) 2015 SPAIN  MEDEM, JULIO £19.99
  When unemployed teacher and single mother Magda  is diagnosed with breast cancer, she begins to doubt everything around her.  However hhen she discovers that she is pregnant Magda realises that she has something to live for and changes her ways to ensure she is around to see her daughter grow up.
MESSI (E) 2014 SPAIN  IGLESIA,   ÁLEX DE LA   £14.99
  Álex de la Iglesia directs this documentary about the life and career of Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. 
NARCO CULTURA (E) 2013   MEXICO     SCHWARZ, SHAUL    £15.99
   Documentary about the Mexican drug war in Ciudad Juárez and how those involved are portrayed in popular culture, including within the rising subgenre of narcocorrido music.
LA NOCHE (18) 2016 ARGENTINA  CASTRO, EDUARDO  £15.99
  Set in Argentina’s capital after dusk, this explicit and controversial film is about a  middle-aged homosexual man who’s entire existence is seemingly devoted to sessions of drink, drugs and sex. The film offers a feel of the soulless monotony of life on the oppressed outskirts of society.
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 SANGUE/BLOOD (15) 2009  PORTUGAL COSTA, PEDRO   £12.99
  Moody and enigmatic drama about the relationship between two young brothers living in a squat on the outskirts of Lisbon.
ORFEU NEGRO/BLACK ORPHEUS (PG) 1958  IN PORTUGUESE  CAMUS, MARCEL  IN  PORTUGUESE   £12.99
 Camus transposes the Orpheus myth to modern Rio at the height of the Brazilian Carnival. 
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.
STELLA CADENTE (18) 2013 SPAIN    MIÑARRO’ LLUÍS IN CATALAN £12.99
    Catalan historical drama about the insecure monarch Amadeo I as he attempts to establish himself as the King of Spain in the early 1870s.
TE PROMETO ANARQUÍA/I PROMISE YOU ANARCHY (18) 2015 MEXICO CORDÓN,  JULIO HERNÁNDEZ 15.99
 Teenage lovers Miguel and Johnny become involved in the illegal blood trade in Mexico City 
TOTS ELS CAMINS DE DÉU /THE WAYS OF MAN (18) SPAIN  FERRATÉ, GEMMA IN CATALAN  £15.99
   Last three days in the life of a contemporary Judas, who wanders into a forest trying to overcome his guilt for betraying his friend and to repent to his sins.  Here he meets  a mysterious young man who helps confront his feelings and understand his guilt. 
TRUMAN (15) 2015 SPAIN GAY, CESC £19.99
 Award winning comedy-drama about terminally ill Julián, who is helped by his friend Tomás  in his efforts to put his affairs in order and find a home for his faithful boxer, Truman, before he dies.
TUDO QUE APRENDEMOS JUNTOS/VIOLIN TEACHER (15) 2015 BRAZIL  MACHADO, SÉRGIO   £19.99
  Gifted violinist Laerte finds himself teaching music lessons in a rough  school after failing his audition for the São Paulo State Symphony. His new vocation proves challenging but Laerte gradually begins to connect to his students
LA VIDA PRECOZ Y BREVE DE SABINA RIVAS/ PRECOCIOUS & BRIEF LIFE OF SABINA RIVAS (15) 2012   MEXICO MANDOKI, LUIS   £12.99
   Honduran teenager Sabina Rivas (Greisy Mena) leaves her  small town dreaming  of becoming a famous singer in the USA. However first she must navigate through Mexico's seedy underworld to reach her goal.
VIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND   BREATHNACH, PADDY   £19.99
  Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son's lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2016-17

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.
FUTURO BEACH (15) 2014  PORTUGAL  AÏNOUZ,KARIM   £15.99
  After failing to save a tourist from drowning at Futuro beach in Fortaleza, lifeguard Donato (Moura) moves from his home in Portugal to Berlin to pursue a new life with the victim's friend Konrad (Schick).
HOJE EU QUERO VOLTAR SOZINHO/THE WAY HE LOOKS (12) 2014 PORTUGAL  RIBEIRO, DANIEL   £14.99
   Blind teenager Leonardo (Ghilherme Lobo)  seeks independence from his overbearing parents. Leonardo's friend Giovana (Tess Amorim) looks out for him and makes sure that the bullies don't get the best of him. Soon the two young men begin to realise they have more than just friendly feelings for one another.
DO LADO DE FORA/BOYS IN BRAZIL (E) 2014 BRAZIL   CARVALHO, ALEXANDRE IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 After a  homophobic attack,  four friends vow to  reveal the truth about their sexuality within the following year. However, in this Brazilian comedy, they all  find it difficult to fulfil their promise.
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.
QUE HORAS ELA VOLTA?/SECOND MOTHER (15) 2015 MUYLAERT, ANNA  BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE   £17.99
  Val works in São Paulo as a housemaid for a wealthy family when her estranged daughter suddenly appears.
RIO, EU TE AMO (15) 2014 BRAZIL IN PORTUGUESE £12.99
   Anthology of ten short films about seeking and finding love in Rio de Janeiro.
TATUAGEM/TATTOO (15) 2013 BRAZIL  LACERDA, HILTON £15.99
   Set Recife in 1978 with Brazil under the rule of a  military dictatorship,  Clécio Wanderley runs an anarchist theatrical group that practices political resistance through anarchy and mockery.  However Wanderley’s life changes when he falls in love with an 18 year old soldier.
TRASH (15) 2014   CURTIS, R/DALDRY, S (5053083028213)    £19.99
    Set in the Rio, the  film follows 14-year-old Raphael who find a wallet among rubbish.  The wallet lead him to be involved in a mystery concerning corrupt politicians and stolen money.
           Main Languages: Brazilian Portuguese, English
           Dubbed Languages: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Turkish
A VIDA INVISÍVEL/THE INVISIBLE LIFE (PG) 2013 PORTUGAL  GONÇALVES, VÍTOR   £15.99
   Middle-aged bureaucrat  life shaken up when his mentor is hospitalised with a terminal illness.

NEW ITALIAN DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2017
ACQUA E ZUCCHERO: CARLO DI PALMA, I COLORI DELLA VITA/WATER AND SUGAR - CARLO DI PALMA, THE COLOURS OF LIFE (EX)  2016  ITALY  KAMKARI ,  FARIBORZ  15.99  
 Documentary focusing on the career of Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma. The son of a film camera operator and a flower seller on the Spanish Steps, Di Palma developed an interest in films at an early age and, despite his poor background, went on to work with influential directors including Michelangelo Antonioni, Woody Allen and Vittorio De Sica. 
L'ALBERO DEGLI ZOCCOLI /TREE OF WOODEN CLOGS (12)  1978 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO   DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY          £24.99
 Palme d’Or winning Neorealist  film about 19th Century peasants struggle for survival through the cycle of seasons and the cycle of  life. The backbreaking work, the loves, marriages, births and deaths, the blind belief in  faith and superstition.
L'AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE  DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY £24.99 
  Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him,  Aldo dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
BOCCACCIO '70 (12) 1962 ITALY DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Collection of four short stories, each directed by one of Italy's most famous directors, focusing on women taking back control of their lives.
IL COMMISSARIO MONTALBANOINSPECTOR MONTALBANO: COLLECTION SEVEN (15) ITALY         £23.99 
Seventh volume of episodes from the Italian crime drama based on the series of novels by Andrea Camilleri. 
        Features the episodes -  'A Delicate Matter', 'The Mud Pyramid', 'A Nest of Vipers' and 'According to Protocol'.
FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS (12A) 2016   ITALY  BELLOCCHIO,  MARCO £19.99
 Adapted from Massimo Gramellini's novel,  middle-aged reporter Massimowho is still troubled  mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of his mother when he was a child.   He now needs to confront his traumatic past.
IERI OGGI DOMANI/YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW (15) 1967 ITALY  DE SICA,  VITTORIO   DVD - £13.99 BLU RAY £13.99
    Portmanteau comedy which features the most popular male and female leads of the Italian 20th century cinema, Sophia Loren and Marcello Mastroianni.
L’INNOCENTE (15) ITALY 1976  VISCONTI,  LUCHINO     £15.99 
   Luchino Visconti’s last film is a costume drama set in  the 1890s and based on a novella by Gabrielle d'Annunzio about the chauvinistic aristocratic, Tullio Hermil.  

Tullio flaunts his mistress to his wife but is shaken to his core when he discovers his wife is having an affair.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948  ITALY       SICA, VITTORIO DE       £15.99
 Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
LAMPEDUSA (12)  2016   ITALY  £9.99
  After moving to the small Italian island of Lampedusa, coast guard Serra finds himself dealing with  migrants desperately trying to make it to Europe from northern Africa. With hundreds of people arriving each day, Serra and local reception centre officer Viola do their best to help as many people as they can.
MATRIMONIO ALL'ITALIANA/MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE  (15) 1964 ITALY  DE SICA,  VITTORIO   DVD - £13.99 BLU RAY £17.99
 Oscar nomination comedy in which rich married Domenico promises his dying mistress, Filumena  (played by Sophia Loren),   that he will  marry her if she survives.  She survives and holds him to his promise. Once married  Filumena moves her three grown sons into their marital home.   Finally she has become master of the house.
NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST (15)    2015 ITALY   PIVETTI. VERONICA £15.99
   A bullying incident at school forces 16-year-old Rocco Bordin (Andrea Amato)  to come out to his parents liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news.   Luckily Rocco’s close friends stand by him and join him in running away from home  see their favourite singer in concert in this comedy drama.
SEX COWBOYS (18) 2016  ITALY GIOTTI, ADRIANO   15.99
   Marla and Simone share a passionate, romantic relationship and an unbreakable bond, but are part of the ‘lost generation’, destined to live without a permanent employment, a fixed home and a defined lifestyle. 
TENEBRAE (18) 1982 ITALY   ARGENTO,  DARIO DVD £12.99 BLU RAY £19.99
 American writer Peter Neal is in Rome on a book promotion tour, when he finds himself stalked by a serial killer. The killer has embarked on a  terrifying murder spree, leaving the victims with a copy of Neal’s book at the crime scene
UMBERTO D. (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE            £19.99
     Umberto,  a lonely  retired civil servant, manages to survive on his  inadequate pension but is driven to the brink of suicide, only to realise that their would be no  one to look after his dog if he took his life.
UN BACIO /ONE KISS (15) 2016 ITALY  COTRONEO, IVAN £15.99
 At his new school outrageous and flamboyant Lorenzo befriends Blu  who has also been shunned by her peers after an end-of-term scandal. Along with basketball player Antonio the trio united to fight back against their bullying peers.

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2016

1992 (18) 2015 ITALY    £19.99
  All ten episodes of the Italian political drama following six people whose lives are changed dramatically in the wake of the 'Clean Hands' investigation into political corruption in Italy.
L'ATTESA/THE WAIT (12) 2015 ITALY  MESSINA, PIERO £19.99
  Anna is living in a villa in Sicily when her son Giuseppe's girlfriend, Jeanne, shows up and the two women bond while they wait for Giuseppe to arrive.  However, Anna is hiding a secret about her son's whereabouts.
AUTOSTOP ROSSO SANGUE/HITCH-HIKE (18) 1977 ITALY   CAMPANILE, PASQUALE FESTA £15.99
   Travelling across California to Los Angeles, married couple are taken hostage by a hitchhiker and ordered to drive  to Mexico.
LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960  ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native  village of Ciociaria.  When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape. 
FUOCOAMMARE/FIRE AT SEA (12A) 2016 ITALY  ROSI,  GIANFRANCO £15.99
  Documentary centred on the Italian island of Lampedusa where 6,000 inhabitants  are joined by hundreds of desperate migrants who arrive on their shores every week during the European migrant crisis. 
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO (15) 2016   ITALY     £28.99
 Second season of the Italian crime drama set in Naples where warring crime families compete for underworld supremacy.
GRUPPO DI FAMIGLIA IN UN INTERNO/CONVERSATION PIECE (18) 1974     VISCONTI, LUCHINO   DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD   £19.99
 Retired American professor lives in Rome, but living upstairs is an Italian family who turn his cosy ordered life  upside down by their antisocial lifestyle.
IL CINICO, L'INFAME, IL VIOLENTO/THE CYNIC, THE RAT AND THE FIST (18) 1977   ITALY LENZI, UMBERTO DVD - £12.99  BLU RAY - £17.99
  Action-packed Italian crime thriller.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948  ITALY       SICA, VITTORIO DE       £15.99
 Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
MIA MADRE 2015   ITALY MORETTI, NANNI DVD - £15.99  BLU RAY - £19.99
  Acclaimed film-maker Margherita (Margherita Buy) is on the verge of a  breakdown whilst struggling to cope with her mother’s  illness during the shooting of her latest film. 
NÉ GIULIETTA NÉ ROMEO/A LITTLE LUST (15)    2015 ITALY   PIVETTI. VERONICA £15.99
   A bullying incident at school forces 16-year-old Rocco Bordin (Andrea Amato)  to come out to his parents liberal middle-class parents, who find it hard to come to terms with the news.   Luckily Rocco’s close friends stand by him and join him in running away from home  see their favourite singer in concert in this comedy drama.
PALIO (12A) 2015 ITALY  SPENDER, COSIMA £15.99
   Documentary about the Palio, a traditional medieval horse race, which is held in the city of Siena in Italy twice a year.
ROMANZO CRIMINALE: SEASON 2 (18) 2010 ITALY   £19.99
   All ten episodes from the second season of the Italian crime drama based on the novel by Italian judgeGiancarlo De Cataldo.
LA SCOMPARSA DI PATÒ/THE VANISHING OF PATO (15) 2010   ITALY MORTELLITI, ROCCO   £19.99
   Set in 1890 in the small town of Vigata, two rival private investigators are  looking into the mysterious disappearance of an accountant in this film based on the novel by Andrea Camilleri.
SUBURRA (18) 2015 ITALY  SOLLIMA, STEFANO   DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Based on the novel by Giancarlo De Cataldo and Carlo Bonini, this Italian thriller stars Claudio Amendola as Samurai, a gangster with dreams of turning Rome's waterfront town Suburra into the new Las Vegas. 
TAVIANI BROTHERS COLLECTION (18) ITALY DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD  £54.99  
 Features -  Padre Padrone (1977), La Notte Di San Lorenzo/night of the Shooting Stars (1982) and Kaos (1984).
TRE FRATELLI/THREE BROTHERS (12) 1981 ITALY   FRANCESCO, ROSI DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £19.99
  Following their mother's passing, three brothers return to their father's home in southern Italy to try come to terms with their grief, each brother must also tackle personal problems of their own.
UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977  ITALY SCOLA,  ETTORE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini,  Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious  neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.



BACK TO 1942SHANGHAI THIRTEENSPRING IN A SMALL TOWNFLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE

NEW CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2017

BEWITCHED (18)   1981  CHINA KUEI, CHIH-HUNG  IN CANTONESE £9.99
  Hong Kong horror  film following detective Bobby Wong King-Sun as he investigates the death of a young girl murdered by her father who was possessed.
BROTHERHOOD OF BLADES (15) 2014 CHINA   YANG, LU IN MANDARIN £15.99
 Set in Imperial China, where, after the death of the emperor, a complex web of loyalty and intrigue emerges.
CALL OF HEROES (15) 2016 CHINA  CHAN,  BENNY IN CANTONESE   £17.99
 Action film set in 1914 after the demise of the Qing dynasty.
DAUGHTER OF THE NILE - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1987 TAIWAN HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £17.99
  Set in 1980s Taipei, Lin works in KFC during the day, attends night classes and is obsessing with  local gigolo Ah-sang, while keeping her younger siblings in check. 

To escape her troubles, Lin escapes to a  fantasy world where she imagines herself as the title character from her favourite manga series - 'Daughter of the Nile'.
THE GODDESS(PG) 1934 CHINA  WU, YONGGANG  IN MANDARIN   £19.99
 Set in 1930s Shanghai and  staring one of the early stars of Chinese cinema, Lingyu Ruan, who play a ‘goddess’ (a euphemism for a prostitute).  Forced to resort to prostitution in order to feed herself and her young son she is  shamed by her neighbours.
I AM NOT MADAME BOVARY (12) 2016   CHINA  FENG, XIAOGANG IN MANDARIN £15.99
 Comedy drama based on Zhenyun Liu novel.  Qin cheats on his wife to get an apartment and marris another women.  His enraged first wife Li is determined to get revenge by taking her case to top government officials in Beijing.
IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (15) 2013 CHINA   YAU, HERMAN  IN CANTONESE £14.99
   Master Ip Man (Chau-Sang) returns to  Hong Kong.   Soon his new friend ask him help sort out various problems.
KUNG FU - TRAILERS OF FURY (18) CHINA £13.99
 Collection of trailers for classic kung fu action films. The trailers included are: 'Ways of Kung Fu' (1979), 'Fists of Bruce Lee' (1978), 'Kung Fu Vs Yoga' (1979), 'Death Blow' (1973), 'Two Champions of Shaolin' (1980), 'Golden Dragon, Silver Snake' (1979), 'Daggers 8' (1980), 'Secret of the Shaolin Poles' (1977), 'The Happening', 'Snake in the Eagle's Shadow' (1978), 'Story of the Drunken Master' (1979), 'Chinese Kung Fu Against Godfather' (1974), 'The Invincible Swordsman' (1972), 'Return of Bruce' (1977), 'Bruce Lee's Greatest Revenge' (1978), 'Shaolin Iron Claws' (1978), 'Fast Fingers' (1983), 'My Kung Fu 12 Kicks' (1979), 'Brutal Boxer' (1972), 'Blacklist' (1972), 'The Damned' (1977), 'Bruce's Deadly Fingers' (1976), 'One Armed Chivalry Fights Against One Armed Chivalry' (1977), 'Way of the Dragon' (1972), 'Hong Kong Connection' (1978), 'Chinese Kung Fu' (1972), '18 Shaolin Disciples' (1975), 'The Blazing Temple' (1976), 'Shaolin Wooden Men' (1976) and 'The Magnificent Boxer' (1973).
THE SPRING RIVER FLOWS EAST (U) 1947  CHINA CHUSHENG,C/ZHENG, J IN MANDARIN  £19.99 
  Two part film set during the Japanese occupation of China. Part one covers the early life and marriage of working-class couple,  Sufen and Zhang Zhongliang and his flight to Chungkin. In the second part  Zhang Zhongliang’s return to Shanhai, now married into a wealthy bourgeois family whom Sufenis is forced to for work as a maid. 

NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2016

THE ANG LEE TRILOGY (15)   CHINA LEE., ANG   IN MANDARIN £33.99
  Triple bill of features from film-maker Ang Lee featuring  'Pushing Hands' (1992) , The Wedding Banquet' (1993) and 'Eat Drink Man Woman' (1994).
AROUND CHINA WITH A MOVIE CAMERA (U) 2015   £15.99  
 Taken from a variety amateur and professional footage in the BFI National Archives, the films cover the years 1900-1948.
THE ASSASSIN (12) 2015 CHINA HOU,  HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN £19.99
  Epic martial arts drama set during the Tang Dynasty.
BACK TO 1942 (15) 2012  CHINA  FENG, XIOGANG IN MANDARIN   DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  War epic set during the Second Sino-Japanese War
BEHEMOTH (E) 2015 CHINA  ZHAO, LIANG    £15.99
  The film looks at  how China's growing industrialism and productivity has altered the environmental and social landscape of the surrounding regions by focusing on the  Inner Mongolia's coal mines and iron works.
BIG BOSS (18) 1971  CHINA   WEI, LO   IN CANTONESE   £17.99
  Martial arts classic starring Bruce Lee
BLACK COAL, THIN ICE (15) 2014  CHINA   DIAO, YI'NAN  IN MANDARIN   £17.99
    Chinese crime thriller following former detective Zhang Zili (Fan Liao) as he teams up with his ex-partner in an attempt to solve the case that put an end to their careers. 
DRAGON INN (12) 1967 CHINA HU, KING IN MANDARIN £17.99
   Highly stylized and choreographed martial arts film.
EMPRESSES IN THE PALACE (12) 2011   CHINA IN MANDARIN £29.99 
   All six episodes of the condensed version of the Chinese series about 17-year-old concubine Zhen Huan, whose only hope of surviving in the palace is by fighting her way to the top and earning the Emperor's trust.
FAREWELL MY CONCUBINE (12) 1993 CHINA   KAIGE, CHEN IN MANDARIN  DUAL FORM £19.99
   Chinese epic spanning a 50-year relationship between two performers in the Peking Opera troupe
FLYING SWORDS OF DRAGON GATE (15) CHINA TSUI, HARK IN MANDARIN £15.99
   Martial arts epic.
THE GRANDMASTER (15) 2013 CHINA  WONG, KAR WAI IN MANDARIN   DVD - £17.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
   After the Sino-Japanese War Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man travelled to Hong Kong where he takes on his rival Gong Yutian.
IP MAN 3 (12A) 2015 CHINA   YIP, WILSON    IN CANTONESE £19.99
   Third instalment of the biographical martial arts trilogy. Set in 1959, the film begins with Ip Man (Yen) settling into his quiet life as a Wing Chun teacher in Hong Kong. But after a group of gangsters try to take over the city, starting with Ip's son's school, Ip is forced to step in to stop them.
IP MAN: THE FINAL FIGHT (15) 2013 CHINA   YAU, HERMAN IN CANTONESE £14.99
   Master Ip Man (Chau-Sang) returns to  Hong Kong.   Soon his new friend ask him help sort out various problems.
IP MAN TRILOGY (15)  CHINA   YIP, WILSON    IN CANTONESE £24.99
   Features -  Ip Man (2008) , Ip Man 2 (2010) and Ip Man ' (2015) .
THE LAST SUPPER (15) 2012 CHINA   LU, CHUAN IN MANDARIN  £15.99
 The Qin dynasty crumbling but labourer Liu Bang leads an army to a victory which marks a new dawn in ancient China.
MONK COMES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN (15) CHINA 2015  KAIGE, CHEN  IN MANDARIN £17.99 
  Action adventure about a young monk who leaves behind his monastery to go on an adventure to find his true calling as a martial artist.
NINE DEMONS (115) 1984 CHINA  CHANG,CHEH IN MANDARIN £12.99
 In this martial Joey (Tien-Chi Cheng) makes a pact with the devil in exchange for his soul, Joey is granted a powerful necklace containing the spiritsof nine demons to help him avenge this fathers death
RIGOR MORTIS (18) 2013 CHINA MAK, JUNO IN CANTONESE    £12.99 
   Chinese horror film were a suicide victim becomes a bridge between the world of the living and the world of the dead.
SPRING IN A SMALL TOWN (U) 1948 CHINA IN MANDARIN   £19.99
  Love story set in a bomb-scarred Chinese town  Sino-Japanese War.
THE SHANGHAI THIRTEEN (15) 1984  CHINA  CHEH CHANG  IN MANDARIN  £14.99
   "Old school"  martial arts film.
STRAY DOGS/JOURNEY TO THE WEST (12) 2014 CHINA MING-LIANG TSAI IN MANDARIN £15.99  
   Set in Taipei, 'Stray Dogs' follows an alcoholic father who, along with his two children is struggling to get by after moving to the city. With the assistance of a grocery store worker the family might just have a chance at a better life.

 'Journey To the West' a monk takes a contemplative journey through Marseille.


NEW JAPANESE DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW JAPANESE RELEASES 2017

ANTHEM OF THE HEART (12) 2015 JAPAN  NAGAI, TATSUYUK £19.99
 Animated film in which Jun has been cursed to live a life of silence after a fairy closes her mouth following her parents' divorce. At school, Jun tries to find her voice again by joining the school production of a musical. 
THE BLACK SOCIETY TRILOGY (18)  MIIKE,  TAKASHI £24.99
Features -  'Shinjuku Triad Society' (1995), in which a policeman has to stop a gang war between the Japanese Yakuza and the Taiwanese Dragon's Claw gang.  'Rainy Dog' (1997) follows a Japanese mobster holed up in Taipei working as a hitman for a Triad boss. 'Ley Lines' (1999), three boys attracted by the excitement of Tokyo city find themselves caught up in the notorious Shinjuku district and a gangster lifestyle they can't escape.
BLOOD BLOCKADE BATTLEFRONT (15) 2015  JAPAN  MATSUMOTO, RIE £29.99   All 12 episodes of the Japanese anime about monsters that have broken through a portal from their world and are now causing havoc in the city formerly known as New York.
BOY AND THE BEAST (12) 2015 JAPAN   HOSODA, MAMORU DVD - £19.99   BLU RAY - £24.99
  Japanese animated adventure about  nine-year-old orphan Kyuta  who  discovers a mysterious passageway that leads to the land of beasts.
CREEPY - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 2016 JAPAN   KUROSAWA, KIYOSHI DUEL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD  £19.99
  A  retired detective takes a  new job as a criminology lecturer and is convinced by a former colleague to reopen a six-year-old, unsolved case in which three members of the same family disappeared without a trace.
HARMONIUM - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 2016 JAPAN FUKADA, KÔJI DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £19.99
 Yasaka is released from prison and seeks out his old friends Toshio, who welcomes him into his family and gives him a job in his workshop.

However, the close Toshio  family starts to fall apart as Yasaka oversteps his welcome and the past he shares with Toshio begins to come to light.
MASSACRE GUN (15) 1967    JAPAN  HASEBE , YASUHARU   £12.99
 After being forced to kill his lover, hitman Kuroda turns on his crime bosses 
MOURNING FOREST - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (12) 2007 JAPAN KAWASE, NAOMI DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY   £17.99
  Young nurse Machiko, who works in a nursing and is grieving over the death of her child. At the home she strikes up a close bond with elderly dementia suffering man and they take a trip out into the countryside together when their car breaks down in a forest.  Stranded the two embark upon an unexpected journey through memories and grief, fueled by their strange surroundings. 
NEW BATTLES WITHOUT HONOUR AND HUMANITY: THE COMPLETE TRILOGY (18)  JAPAN  FUKASAKU, KINJI  DUAL FORMAT  DVD/BLU RAY £59.99
   Triple bill of  crime films featuring New Battles Without Honour and Humanity (1974),  Head of the Boss  (1975) and Last Days of the Boss (1976)
OCEAN WAVES (PG) 1993 JAPAN   MOCHIZUKI, TOMOMI DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY - £24.99
  Ghibli studio animated film based on the novel by Saeko Himuro. Taku is travelling to his hometown for his high school reunion. During the trip, he recalls the memories of this school days.
SAGA OF ANATAHAN - THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1953 JAPAN STERNBERG , JOSEF VON  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY   £19.99  
  A group of Second World War Japanese sailors are shipwrecked and stranded on the isolated island of Anatahan. The only inhabitants are the manager of an abandoned plantation and an attractive young Japanese woman.   

Stranded for seven years discipline and rationality slowly breaks down and a power struggle for control of the island and the sole woman develops.
YOUR NAME (12) 2016 JAPAN  SHINKAI,  MAKOTO   £17.99
 Animated film in which  a comet falls to earth and  two children begin to feel bonded through their dreams, even though they have never met. 

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES 2016

A LETTER TO MOMO (PG) 2011 JAPAN OKIURA, HIROYUKI £19.99
 Japanese amine.  After the death of her father  11-year-old Momo moves with her mother to the remote island of Shio.  Her Moon, overcome withgrief, tries to find meaning  behind an unfinished letter her father left her containing only two words, 'Dear Momo'.
THE EMPIRE OF CORPSES (15) 2015 JAPAN  MAKIHARA, RYOUTAROU £34.99
  Sci-fi anime feature based on the novel by Project Itoh and Tô Enjo. Set in 19th-century London, new technology has allowed human corpses to be reanimated and used as labourers for Europe's industrial advancement.
FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (18) JAPAN ITO,S/HASEBE, Y £79.99
  Collection of Japanese thrillers starring Meiko Kaji. Contains 'Female Prisoner #701 - Scorpion' (1972),  'Female Prisoner #701 - Scorpion: Jailhouse 41' (1972), 'Female Prisoner #701 - Scorpion: Beast Stable' (1973) and  'Female Prisoner Scorpion #701's Grudge Song' (1973).
FREE!: ETERNAL SUMMER (PG) 2014 JAPAN UTSUMI, HIROKO  £24.99
  All 13 episodes of the Japanese anime about the members of a high school swimming team.
GANKUTSUOU (15) 2004 JAPAN KOUYAMA, SHUICH £59.99
   All 24 episodes of the Japanese anime series loosely based on 'The Count of Monte Cristo'. But set in the year 5053.
THE HUMAN CONDITION TRILOGY (18) 1961  JAPAN  KOBAYASHI,  MASAKI DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY /DVD  £69.99
  Wartime trilogy based on Junpei Gomikawa’s novel which followings the journey of pacifist  Kaji (Tatsuya Nakadai) from naïve labour camp supervisor to Imperial soldier and eventually to Soviet prisoner of war.  Features - No Greater Love (1959), Road to Eternity (1959) and A Soldier's Prayer (1961).
JOURNEY TO THE SHORE (12) 2015  KUROSAWA, KIYOSHI FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD   £19.99.  
  After being lost at see Mizuki husband returns to her as a spirit and takes her on a cross-country journey to show her all of the beautiful place's he's visited on his long voyage home.
KIJU YOSHIDA: LOVE AND ANARCHISM (15) 1973 JAPAN   YOSHIDA,  YOSHISHIGE  DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY-DVD £54.99
 Collection of   three works from the late sixties and early seventies, a loose trilogy united by their radical politics. EROS + MASSACRE (1969) tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist. HEROIC PURGATORY(1970)  presents a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan. COUP D’ÉTAT (1973)  is  a biopic of Ikki Kita, the right-wing extremist who sought to overthrow the government in 1936.
LOVE & PEACE (15) 2015 JAPAN  SONO, SION   £14.99
  Comedy drama about shy bullied office worker who is forced  to flush his pet turtle down the toilet, but when it reappears from the sewers with magic powers it transform his owner's dreams into reality.
LOVE, ELECTION AND CHOCOLATE: COLLECTION (12) 2012 JAPAN  KITAHATA, TORU   £29.99
   Complete collection of the anime based on the visual novel by Sprite.
MISS HOKUSAI (12) 2015 JAPAN  HARA,  KEIICHI   £12.99
   Based on the manga series by Hinako Sugiura about a real life artist and his daughter. Set in 1814, about a daughter of an unconventional painter Tetsuzo who  encourages her to  develop her artistic skills in a  conservative Japanese society.
OUR LITTLE SISTER (PG) 2015 JAPAN  KOREEDA, HIROKAZU DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Three sisters  live together in the quiet coastal town of Kamakura, however  idyllic peace is shattered when there mother return after a long absence.
OVER YOUR DEAD BODY (18) 2014  JAPAN  MIIKE, TAKASHI £15.99
 Supernatural horror feature story in which an actors characters begin to spill over into reality with dire consequences.
PSYCHO-PASS: THE MOVIE (15) 2015 JAPAN  MOTOHIRO, K/SHIOTANI, N £34.99
  Feature-length spin-off of the Japanese sci-fi series. Set in a future world where systems have been developed that can anticipate crimes in advance.
RAN (15) 1985 JAPAN KUROSAWA,  AKIRA     DVD  £19.99 BLU RAY £24.99
 This complex, newly restored, Oscar-winning epic is Kurosawa’s interpretation of King Lear.
THE SHÔHEI IMAMURA MASTERPIECE COLLECTION (18) JAPAN DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD £47.95
  Collection of six films - Vengeance is Mine (1979), The Ballad of Narayama (1983), 'Profound Desires of the Gods (1968), The Insect Woman (1963),A Man Vanishes' (1967) and Pigs and Battleships (1961).  
SWEET BEAN (PG) 2015 JAPAN  KAWASE,  NAOMI DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD   £19.99
 A frail 76-year-old Tokue gets a job working for a street vendor were her skill at making a beautiful sweet red bean paste makes the stall a summer success.   However as Tokue's past comes back to haunt her she is forced to retreat from society 
TERROR IN RESONANCE (15) 2015 JAPAN  WATANABE,  SHINICHIRÔ £24.99
   All eleven episodes of the Japanese anime set in an alternate Tokyo that has been devastated by a terrorist attack.
TOSHIAKI TOYODA: THE EARLY YEARS (15) 2013 JAPAN  TOYODA, TOSHIAKI £28.99
 Triple bill of cult Japanese films - 'Pornostar' (1998) ,  'Unchain' (2000) and  '9 Souls' (2003).
UZUMASA LIMELIGHT (15) 2014 JAPAN  OCHIAI, KEN   £14.99
 Older actor  Seiichi Kamiyama (Seizo Fukumoto) is struggling to find work within the declining  samurai film-making tradition.  Having  played the partof the Kirareyaku, whose role is to die at the hands of the picture's leading star, he finds new purpose in life by teaching a young actress the art of the kirareyaku along with the  elegant art of stage sword fighting.
WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE (U) 2014   JAPAN   YONEBAYASHI,  HIROMASA DVD - £19.99 BLU RAY £24.99
 Studio Ghibli anime about 12-year-old asthmatic tomboy Anna who is sent to stay with relatives in a seaside town . Here Anna sees an old, abandoned mansion that is in pristine condition and in which a young girl called Marnie lives. Anna sets out to  discover the truth about the girl and the house.




NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2017

1941 - THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK (15) CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA 2008   MARHOUL, VACLAV £9.99
  Tense, unsentimental WWII drama in which two Czech recruits find themselves in North Africa helping out the allies.
ALMOST HOLY (15) 2015   HOOVER, STEVE £15.99
 Film follows the activities of Ukrainian Pastor Gennadiy began forcibly kidnapping the homeless children in the night and taking them to his rehabilitation centre. His controversial methods have drawn both admiration and consternation.
ANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION (15) BLU RAY ONLY £109
 This Blu Ray only edition features -  Andrei Rublev, Solaris,Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan's Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
BATTLE FOR MOSCOW (12) 2016 RUSSIA    DRUZHININ,K/SHALOPA, A £15.99
 Set in 1941 a  group of Soviet soldiers as they put their lives on the line to protect the city of Moscow from advancing Nazi forces. 
BUTCHER OF PRAGUE (15) 2001  CZECH REPUBLIC  NIKOLAEV, PETR £14.99
  On June 10, 1942, over 300 people, many of whom are children, where massacred in the Czech village of Lidice in Central Bohemia by Nazi soldiers in retaliation for the assassination of Nazi general Reinhard Heydrich . The film tells this harrowing story.
EISENSTEIN IN GUANAJUATO (18) 2015  GREENAWAY, PETER   DVD - £15.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
    Set in Mexico in 1931 during the filming of  'Que Viva Mexico!, the drama looks at  Soviet film-maker Sergei Eisenstein relationship with young actor Jorge Palomino y Cañedo.
THE FENCER (PG) 2015   ESTONIA HÄRÖ, KLAUS    £15.99
 Set in 1953 Endel flees the secret police in Leningrad and moves to the small town of Haapsulu where he takes up a post as a PE teacher and starts teaching the kids to fence in defiance of the school head who wants the sport banned. To do this the head digs into Endel past.
GRADUATION (15) 2016 ROMANIA  MUNGIU, CRISTIAN   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
  Bright 18 year old student Eliza  lives in a remote town in Transylvania. On the day before she is to sit her final exam to get a place at a prestigious British  university,  she is assaulted by a strange man near her school and loses her confidence.  Her father, a doctor,  must go against his principles and call in all the favours to help is daughter pass her exam.
GUARDIANS (12) 2017 RUSSIA  ANDREASYAN,  SARIK  £9.99
  Adventure film set  during the Cold War, a group of superheroes known as the Patriots are put together to change the DNA of selected people to give them the powers to defend themselves against supernatural threats. 
THE ICEBREAKER (15) 2016 RUSSIA   KHOMERIKI,  NIKOLAY £17.99
 Action adventure based on true events about the icebreaker Mikhail Gromov which becomes   trapped in the thick ice of the Antarctic Ocean.
LAST FAMILY (15) 2016 POLAND  MATUSZYNSKI., JAN P £15.99
 The film follows the ups and downs of dystopian surrealist painter Zdzislaw Beksinski , his wife and their neurotic suicidal son Tomasz.
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AND OTHER WORKS (E) RUSSIA 1929 B/W   DZIGA  VERTOV     BLU RAY ONLY - 4 DISCS  -  £19.99
 The film catalogues a day in the life of a  modern Soviet city using many cinematic effects. Four disc set also includes Kino Eye  (1924), Kino Pravada No. 21 (1925), Enthusiasm and  (1931) and Three Songs About Lenin (1934).
MY 20TH CENTURY (15) HUNGARY 1989  ENYEDI, ILDIKÓ £12.99
  Comedy drama about  identical twin sisters Dóra and Lili  who are adopted by two different families following the death of their mother. Years later Lili, a revolutionary planing an assassination, meets Z who then also comes across the other estranged twin.
THE PRESIDENT (15)  GEORGIA  2014  MAKHMALBAF,  MOHSEN (5055159278812) £15.99
  In this dark satire the people overthrown the despotic president of an unnamed country.  Accompanied by his recently orphaned grandson, the president then travels the country disguises as a street musician in an attempt to avoid capture but who begins to learn about the people he oppressed.
THE STUDENT (15) 2016 RUSSIA  SEREBRENNIKOV,  KIRILL £15.99
  Troubled teenager and devout Christian convinces his conservative school  principal to included creationism in biology lessons to the chagrin of the atheist teacher Elena.
UNITED STATES OF LOVE (18) 2016 POLAND  WASILEWSKI, TOMASZ DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
1990s, with the  decline of communism, four women who are trying to adapt to the changing times and their new-found freedom. The intertwined foursome include Agata, who becomes obsessed with a local priest, schoolteacher Iza is having an affair with a doctor, and her fellow teacher Renata yearns for a closer relationship with her neighbour Marzena
VIKING (15) 2016 RUSSIA KRAVCHUK, ANDREI  £15.99
  Set in the 10th century, young Viking prince Vladimir is exiled from the kingdom of Kievan Rus following the death of his father. In exile he assembles an army to overthrowing the tyrannical Yaropolk and returning power to the kingdom's rightful heir.
TWO WOMEN (U) 2014 RUSSIAN GLAGOLEVA,  VERA £15.99
 Adaptation of Ivan Turgenev's play. Rich married Natalya laments losing her allure as middle age approaches and finds herself increasingly jealous of her adopted daughter Vera youthful beauty. When 21-year-old student Aleksei enters the household, Natalya and Vera
compete for his affection.
YOU CAN'T ESCAPE LITHUANIA (18) 2016 LITHUANIAN   ZABARAUSKAS,  ROMAS   £15.99
  Actress, Indre murders her mother and filmmaker Romas and his boyfriend Carlos will help her flee the country, but only on the condition that they film the escape to make an improvised experimental film.
WITCHHAMMER (15) 1970  CZECHOSLOVAKIA VÁVRA, OTAKAR DVD -   £12.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
  Set in 17th century Moravia, an old woman is accused of witchcraft and a judge is brought in to deal with the case and quickly begins accusing more of the local women of devil worship and sorcery

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2016

ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI     
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s  finest film,  which  charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev. 
AUTUMN ALMANAC (15) 1984 HUNGARY TARR, BÉLA £15.99
 
Set in a claustrophobic apartment, the film follows the interactions of five room-mates who live on the fringes of society.
BATTLE FOR SEVASTOPOL (15) 2015  RUSSIA  MOKRITSKIY, SERGEY   £15.99 
  With the outbreak of war a  promising student Lyudmila enlists and becomes a sniper.   After she  is seriously injured in battle, Lyudmila is sent to the United States on a publicity visit where she meets Eleanor Roosevelt  and the two become close.
THE BORDER (18) 2014   POLAND    £17.99
 A  Polish squads job is to control human trafficking on the countries  border with the Ukraine. When all the squad, but one,  are killed and the innocent surviving squad member goes on the run as the authorities make him a prime suspect. 
DEKALOG AND OTHER TELEVISION WORKS (15) 1998 POLAND  KIESLOWSKI,  KRZYSZTOF DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD   £63.99
  All ten episodes of the acclaimed Polish drama series 'Dekalog', revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments. Also included are all of Kieslowski’s television work, starting with his first professional short fiction film and continuing with four feature-length pieces.
ELECTRA, MY LOVE (15) 1974 HUNGRARY  JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS £12.99
    Many years after the death of her father, Agamemnon, at the hands of the tyrant Aegisthus , oppressed Electra seeks revenge by inspiring the people to rebel against Aegisthus and end his cruel reign once and for all.
ESCAPE FROM THE LIBERTY CINEMA (12) 1990 POLAND MARCZEWSKI, WOJCIECH   £12.99
 Dark political satire examining the effects of censorship.  A lonely government censor has to deal with an  actors on strike at his local cinema, the Liberty.
HARDCORE HENRY (18) 2015 RUSSIA   NAISHULLER,  ILYA £19.99
  Sci-fi thriller set in Moscow and filmed through the eyes of Henry, a man who is saved from death but left with no memories of his past.
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962  RUSSIA  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI     
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two 
KILLER INK (18) 2015  LITHUANIA   DOWNS,D/GAGE,K  £14.99
   Lithuanian horror movie with an evil tattoo artist.
THE LESSON (15) 2014 BULGARIA   GROZEVA, K/VALCHANOV, P £15.99   
  Struggling teacher is trying to turn her life around when she discovers there is a thief amongst one of her students and resolves to find out who it is so she can teach them a lesson. 
LIFE FEELS GOOD (15) 2013 POLAND   PIEPRZYCA, MACIEJ   £15.99
 Heartwarming story about a man who lives with severe cerebral palsy that has alienated him from the rest of the world for the first 25 years of his life as he grow up during Poland’s transition to democracy in the 1980s and 1990s. 
MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA AND OTHER WORKS (E) RUSSIA 1929 B/W   DZIGA  VERTOV    DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD   £29.99  
 Collection of films by Dziga Vertov.  'Man With a Movie Camera' (1929)  catalogues a day in the life of a  modern Soviet city using many cinematic effects.  'Kino Eye' (1924) depicts a group known as the Young Pioneers in a Soviet village who distribute communist propaganda.  'Kino Pravada No. 21' (1925) commemorates the first anniversary of Lenin's death. 'Enthusiasm' (1931) examines the work of the miners at the Don coal basin and their efforts to fulfil the first five year plan. The  talkie 'Three Songs About Lenin' (1934) is based around three complimentary songs that are sung about Lenin by members of the public.
MIRROR (U) 1974  RUSSIA  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI   
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines  real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as  reflections on the Russian people and their history.
NAPOLEON'S WAR 1812 (15) 2012 RUSSIA  FESENKO,OLEG  £12.99
   Set leading up to  the Battle Of Borodino in 1812, when the  secret Russian's plans werestolen by an agent of Napoleon.
NOSTALGIA (15) 1983   ITALY   TARKOVSKY, AMDREI   IN  ITALIAN 
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
    At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist  meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh. 
PANAMA (15) 2015 SERBIA  VUCKOVIC,  PAVLE   £15.99
 After a love affair ends with Maja, architecture student Jovan continues to stalk her every move online.
PAPUSZA (15) 2013 POLAND KRAUZE,K/KOS-KRAUZE J   £15.99
   Biopic based on the life of  Polish-Romani poet Bronislawa Wajs.
PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAINS (15) 1942  HUNGARY   SZÖTS, ISTVÁN £12.99
  Forgotten masterpiece, filmed entirely on location in harsh conditions, tells the story of a woodcutter and his family who live high in mountains of Transylvania. Forced out of their home and enticed into a new work the families  life begins to unravel one tragic misfortune after another. 
THE SEARCH (15) 2014 GEORGIA HAZANAVICIUS, MICHEL £19.99
  Bérénice Bejo stars as Carole, an NGO worker stationed in Chechnya during the Chechen War in1999.  Here Carole takes mute and traumatised orphan, Hadji (Abdul Khalim Mamutsiev) under her wing.
SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET (15) 1965 CZECHOSLOVAKIA   KADÁR, JÁN/KLOS, ELMAR £12.99
 Set in the German-occupied, 'independent' Slovak state during World War II. A carpenter is appointed 'Aryan Controller' of a button shop owned by an old Jewish woman, who, being both near-sighted and deaf, has no idea that there is a war on.
SOLARIS (PG) 1972  RUSSIA  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI   
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
 Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris.  The planet seems bring to life  physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew.  The film  won the Jury prize at Cannes.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT/A BAGFUL OF FLEAS (PG) 1963 CZECHOSLOVAKIA    CHYTILOVÁ,VERA £12.99
   'Something Different' (1963) follows the lives of frustrated housewife Vera (Vera Uzelacová) and gymnast Eva (Eva Bosáková). While Vera struggles to get her husband to appreciate her and the work she does, Eva contends with a gruelling training schedule as she prepares to participate in her last competition.  'A Bagful of Fleas' (1962) depicts a young girl's rebellion against those in charge of her all-girl school dormitory.
STALKER (PG) 1979  RUSSIA  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI   
  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s  depiction of a world gone mystically awry.
STUFF AND DOUGH (15) 2001 ROMANIA PUIU, CRISTI £12.99
   Ovidiu is approached by a gang to deliver a mysterious package to Bucharest for the mob.  However on the journey they being followed by a red car which  refuses to be shaken off.
TANGERINES (15) 2013 GEORGIAN   URUSHADZE, ZAZA DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY £15.99
    Set during the 1992 war in Abkhazia, Georgia  an Estonian tangerines farmer with land in Abkhazian gets dragged into the bloody conflict at his door.
THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA (PG) 1973  CZECHOSLOVAKIA/GDR    VORLÍCEK, VÁCLAV £12.99
    Classic fairy tale, beautifully filmed in Dresden and Prague,  about a poor girl whose magic hazel nuts transforms her so that she can attend the ball and meet the prince.
UNDERGROUND  (18) 1995 IN SERBO-CROAT   KUSTURICA,  EMIR 3 DISC SET   DVD £29.99   BLU RAY - £29.99
 Based on Dusan Kovacevic’s story ‘Once Upon A Time There Was A Country’, the story follows two likeable crooks from 1944 Belgrade to the Yugoslavian Civil War in the 1990s in this complete 5-hour TV version.
WARSAW 1944 (15) 2014 POLAND  KOMASA, JAN £19.99
 Set in WWII young soldier Stefan  joins the Warsaw Uprising to take back the city from its Nazi occupiers.
WEATHER STATION (15) 2010 RUSSIA  O'REILLY, JOHNNY £12.99
 Detectives are sent to a remote weather station in the Russian arctic to investigate why communication have ceased.  On  arrival they find the station abandoned.  What has happened to the meteorologists, have they been  murdered?






NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2016-17


NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2017

1941 AMBUSH (15)  1999  FILAND  SAARELA, OLLI  £9.99
 WWII drama based on a book written by Antti Tuuri.  Lieutenant Eero Perkola is sent on a reconnaissance mission into Russian Karelia, when news reaches him that his fiancée might be dead.  This leads Eero to take reckless risks with himself and his platoon.
A MAN CALLED OVE (15)  2015 SWEDEN HOLM, HANNES £17.99
 Comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman's novel. Spending his days visiting his wife's grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles. However, when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the home opposite, Ove's life takes an unexpected turn for the better.
A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK    ARCEL, NIKOLAJ   DVD - £15.9 BLU RAY - £19.99
   Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court.  He wins the affections of the young Queen and 
becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
ACROSS THE WATERS (15)  2016  DENMARK   DONATO, NICOLO   £19.99
 Set in World War Two, the film follow Jewish jazz musician Arne Itkin, as he and his family have to outwit the Gestapo patrols while they  flee across the Oresund Strait to Sweden.
BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15)  2016  SWEDEN   £22.99
 Johan  gathers his friends together for a trip to the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, which he hopes to reopen. However, during their stay at the remote hotel, the group is plagued by a succession of unexplainable and frightening events which lead them to discover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned.
CAVE (15) 2016 NORWAY   DAHLSBAKKEN,  HENRIK MARTIN   £19.99
     Three extreme sports enthusiasts have descended into an unexplored cave system when they find themselves not to be alone down in the depth. 
DARKLAND (15)  2017  DENMARK AHMAD, FENAR  £19.99
  Zaid, who has emerged from a troubled background to become a successful doctor, finds he is drawn into another world when is brother is murdered by a local drug gang.  Zaid teams up with old acquaintances to avenge his brothers death.
DICTE - CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO (18) DENMARK £24.99
 Second series featuring  crime reporter Dicte Svendsen 
DICTE - CRIME REPORTER: SEASONS ONE AND TWO (18) 2014 DENMARK   £39.99
 All 20 episodes from the first two series of the Danish crime drama
FOLLOW THE MONEY: THE COMPLETE SEASON 2 (15) 2016 DENMARK £29.99  
  Mads takes a seemingly insignificant case of a small carpentry business after it is declared bankrupt in mysterious circumstances.
THE IDEALIST (12) 2014  DENMARK ROSENDAHL CHRISTINA £15.99 
 Thriller about  investigative journalist Poul as he attempts to uncover the truth behind a nuclear accident in Greenland in 1968 when a  American  bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed.
KLOWN (18) 2010 DENMARK  NØRGAARD,  MIKKEL   £15.99
   Feature-length spin-off of the Danish comedy series. To prove his parenting skills to his pregnant girlfriend,  Frank takes his 12-year-old nephew along for a canoeing weekend. Also on the trip is Frank’s friend  Casper.  However Casper is more concerned about meeting women and having a good time than canoeing.
LAND OF MINE (15) 2015  DENMARK  ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
  After Germany's surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.
THE LEGACY 3 (15) 2015 DENMARK     DVD - £23.99    BLU RAY - £28.99 
   All nine episodes from the third season of the Danish domestic drama. 
LOUIS AND LUCA - THE BIG CHEESE RACE (U)  2015  NORWAY  SIVERTSEN , RASMUS A. £14.99
 Animated childrens film in which Louis makes a large bet that his team will win the Cheese Race.  With his best buddy Luca the Hedgehog and clever Alfie on his team Louis believes they are unbeatable.
MIDNIGHT SUN (15) 2016 SWEDEN   £29.99
 All eight episodes from the Swedish crime drama.   French detective Kahina Zadi  travels from Paris  a remote mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the murder by a  serial killer  of a French citizen.
MY LIFE AS A DOG (PG) SWEDEN 1985HALLSTROM, LASSE  DUAL FORMAT DVD - BLU RAY £19.99 
  Based on the novel by Reidar Jonsson, the film follows troubled 12-year-old  Ingemar  growing up in 1950’s Sweden.
THE OATH (15) 2016  ICELAND   KORMÁKUR,  BALTASAR   £18.99 
  Icelandic thriller which follows a desperate father as he attempts to free his eldest daughter from the clutches of her drug dealing boyfriend. 
OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12) 2017 FINLAND   KAURISMÄKI, AKI   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
 Comedy drama about Syrian asylum seeker Khaled looking for work and travelling salesman Wikström who has won a restaurant in a game of poker who wants to help Khaled.
VALKYRIEN (15) 2017 NORWAY    £24.99
 After a doctor finds the treatment for his terminally ill wife is withdraw, the doctor  opens his own illegal clinic below the underground station Valkyrien. Here he treats criminals and immigrants, hoping to make enough money to keep treating his wife.
WHAT WE BECOME (15) 2015  DENMARK   MIKKELSEN, BO £17.99
  Gustav  and his family are quarantined in the affluent suburb of Copenhagen, unaware that a   mysterious virus has unleashed an army of Zombies.

NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2016

A WAR (15) 2015 DENMARK  LINDHOLM, TOBIAS £19.99
  Commander Claus Michael Pedersen  is forced to make a quick decision to save his soldiers that results in him being accused of committing a war crime and this affects his life with his family when he returns home.
ÄNGELBY (15) 2015 SWEDEN   £23.99
  All 12 episodes of the Swedish drama series following a woman as she starts a new life in the city of Ängelby. 
ARNE DAHL: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (15) 2015   SWEDEN   £19.99
   All episodes from the second series of the Swedish crime drama based on the novels by Arne Dahl.
BECK: THE SERIES - VOLUME 2 (15) 2016 SWEDEN   £22.99
  Second volume of episodes from the Swedish crime series following Commissioner Martin Beck (Peter Haber) as he investigates a series of murders in the Swedish capital with the help of his partner Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt).
BLUE EYES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15) 2015  SWEDEN   £17.99    
   After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the chief of staff of the Justice Department, her replacement  is faced with sorting through a heap of falsified documents and hidden agendas to find out what happened. 
THE COMMUNE (15) 2015 DENMARK   VINTERBERG, THOMAS £15.99
  1970s Denmark, academic liberal couple Erik and Anna turn Erik's  large inherited house into a commune.   All is fine until Anna's open-mindedness is put to the test when Erik introduces his mistress Emma to the commune.
DAG: SEASON 1 (15) 2010 NORWAY   £17.99
 Marriage counsellor Dag, is still able to make a living from his profession even with his negative outlook and belief  that humans are better off living alone.
DAG: SEASON 2 (15) 2015 NORWAY   £17.99
 After Dag hits the bottle, his friend Benedict enters him into a rehab facility run by Benedict's stepfather, the unconventional Ernst. Dag's theory on the benefits of solitude is tested when he falls in love with Eva.
DAG: SEASON 3 (15) 2015 NORWAY   £17.99
   After breaking up with girlfriend Eva, Dag relapses and returns to a life of drinking. Meanwhile, Eva is shocked when a friend from the past makes a surprise visit.
THE FJÄLLBACKA MURDERS (15) SWEDEN   £19.99
   Series of crime films set in the Swedish town of Fjällbacka. Features -  'In the Eye of the Beholder' ,  'Friends for Life' , 'The Queen of Light',  'Sea Gives, Sea Takes', 'The Hidden Child'  and 'The Coast Rider' .
FOLLOW THE MONEY: THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 (15) 2016 DENMARK £28.99
   After a dead body is located close to leading energy firm Energreen an investigation begins to uncover corruption and fraud within the company.
GREAT BEAR (PG) 2011 DENMARK  JACOBSEN, EBSEN TOFT  £9.99
   Animated adventure about  11-year-old Jonathan and his sister Sophie are embarking upon their firstunaccompanied trip to their grandfather's house and Jonathan cannot wait to have some adventures.
THE GRUMP (12) FINLAND 2014  KARUKOSKI, DOME   £17.99
 Comedy about an 80-year-old who travels to Helsinki to live with his son. 
HEARTLESS: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE (15) 2015 DENMARK   £17.99
   Orphaned twins Sofie and Sebastian Nielsen (Julie Zangenberg and Sebastian Jessen) hide a dark secret from their peers at their prestigious boarding school.
THE HERE AFTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN HORN,  MAGNUS VON £19.99
  John, recently released from prison for an unknown crime returns to his rural family home where he has trouble assimilating.  However new girl Malin is curiosity to draws out the details of the incident that led to Johns imprisonment.
THE LAST KING (15) 2016   NORWAY   GAUP, NILS £15.99
   Set in 1206 while Norway is plagued by civil war, the film follows the journey of the two protectors of the king's young, illegitimate son
MEN & CHICKEN (15) 2015 DENMARK  JENSEN,  ANDERS THOMAS £15.99
   Comedy drama about brothers Gabriel and Elias  receive news that their father has died. Upon viewing a videotape that was left for them, they learn that they were actually adopted and that their biological father lives on the island of Ork.
MODUS (15) 2015 SWEDEN   £28.99
   Former FBI profiler return back to Sweden to spend more time with her children.  However 
when her daughter witnesses a brutal murder, she is drawn into the investigation. 
MY SKINNY SISTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN  LENKEN, SANNA    £15.99
    12-year-old Stella idolises her older sister Katja but is devastated when she finds out her sister has an eating disorder. She is torn between staying loyal to her sister or telling their parents.
NIGHTMARE (18) 2013 SWEDEN  GUSTAFSSON, A/ HEDBERG, F/KONDRUP, J  £15.99
  Horror movie in which a young woman tries to confront the demons of her past.
OCCUPIED (15) 2015  NORWAY   £29.99
 Based on an idea by Jo Nesbø, the tv series is set in the near future where Norway is occupied by Russia onbehalf of the European Union to stop the environmental friendly Norwegian government from stopping all oil- and gas-production in the North Sea. 
THE POLAR BEAR KING (U) 1991 NORWAY  SOLUM, OLA £9.99
   After his father is killed, Valemon  ascends the throne to take his rightful place as king. But after he rejects the arranged marriage of a witch seeking to be queen, she uses her powers to turn him into a polar bear.
RAMS (15) 2015 ICELAND  HÁKONARSON, GRÍMUR DVD - £17.99 BLU RAY - £20.99   
  Set in a remote valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi tend their prized flocks of sheep, but at the same time they have  not spoken to each other for 40 years. When the flock becomes infected and are threatened with culling the brothers need to work together to protect their animals.
THE SACRIFICE (PG) 1986 SWEDEN  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI    DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY  £19.99
  Visionary film unfolds in the hour before a nuclear war.
SHAMER'S DAUGHTER (12) 2015 DENMARK   KAINZ, KENNETH £19.99
 Adventure fantasy based on the novel by Lene Kaaberbøl. Dina, like her mother,  has the gift of being able to make others feel shame by looking into their soul.  After the King of Dunark is murdered, Dina tries to discover the truth about the killings.
THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON 1 (15)  2014 SWEDEN £17.99
  After the dead of the mother a family discover that the terms of her will specify that her three siblings must run the B&B for one year if they are to inherit it. While together, a dark secret is uncovered which leads to a number of unresolved issues in the family's past coming to light.
TRAPPED: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 ICELAND £28.99
 A  corpse is washed-up in the remote Icelandic port cut off by a snow storm.  The small locate police force are on their own, as they try to stop  crime wave, in this atomospheric Nordic Noir thriller. 
THE WAVE (15) 2015 NORWAY  UTHAUG,  ROAR £15.99
 Disaster drama about a 80-metre tsunami heading for a Norwegian tourist village of Geiranger.
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM (15)  DENMARK ARNBY, JONAS ALEXANDER   £12.99  
  Young woman develops symptoms which cause a more frightening transformation in this horror movie.









NEW INDIAN DVD RELEASES 2016-17


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.
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?
JAI HO (15) 2014 INDIA    KHAN, SOHAIL  IN HINDI   £12.99
    Salman Khan stars in this Bollywood action remake .
KHOOBSURAT (PG) 1999 INDIA   CHHEL, SANJAY    IN HINDI        £12.99
    Bollywood comedy in which a man desperate for money attempts to convince a wealthy family that he is their relative. 
LONELY WIFE  (U) 1964  INDIA  RAY, SATYAJIT  IN BENGALI BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
   Cited by Ray as his ‘most flawless film’, this sensitive, moving tale of a neglected housewife in Victorian-era 
Calcutta is adapted from a story by Rabindranath Tagore..
LOOTERA (12) 2013     MOTWANE, VIKRAMADITYA    IN HINDI    £12.99
   
Bollywood romantic drama partly based on O. Henry's short story 'The Last Leaf'. Set in 1953, the film follows 
archaeologist Varun Shrivastav (Ranveer Singh) as he works on the temple grounds belonging to a Manikpur zamindar.
THE LUNCHBOX (PG) INDIA 2013 DVD - £15.99 BLU-RAY - £19.99
Hindi romantic drama starring Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur.
MURDER (12) INDIA      BASU, ANURAG   IN HINDI        £12.99
   
Sudhir (Ashmit Matel) and Simran Sehgal (Mallika Sherwat) are a young Indian couple who live in the wealthy suburn of Bangkok. When Simran (Sherwat) bumps into an ex-lover, her relationship with Sehgal ((Sherwat) leads the three down a path of destruction and devastation.
THE SATYAJIT RAY COLLECTION: VOLUME 3 (PG)  INDIA  BENGALI £29.99
   Satyajit Ray is internationally acknowledged as one of the great masters of world cinema. This new collection features 
three more accomplished works.The Public Enemy (1990) An adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s ‘An Enemy of the People’. The Home And The World (1984) A Journey of a woman who recalls the events that molded her perspective on the world. Deliverance (1981) An interesting look at the differences in the Indian caste system.
SHAADI KE SIDE EFFECTS (12) 2014   CHAUDHARY, SAKET   IN HINDI   £12.99
    Bollywood comedy sequel to the 2006 film 'Pyaar Ke Side Effects'. Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan star as Sid and Trisha, 
a young couple who have finally decided to tie the knot. How will they cope with the pressures of marriage?
SHOOTOUT AT WADALA (18) 2013  INDIA  GUPTA, SANJAY   IN HINDI £12.99
    Second feature in the Bollywood crime thriller franchise 'Shootout'
WAR AND PEACE (E) 2002 INDIA  PATWARDHAN, ANAND   IN HINDI £12.99
 Film explores the militarisation of  India since the death of  Mahatma Gandhi.



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