NEW WORLD CINEMA RELEASES


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THE AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION (18)   FRANCE   BLU-RAY ONLY £71.99
 Collection of the following 8 Varda films-
LE BONHEUR (15) 1965 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS   
    Agnes Varda directs this drama exploring the complex and devastating effects of an extra-marital affair.
CLEO 5 TO 7 (15) 1962  FRANCE   VARDA, AGNÈS
    While waiting for the result of a medical test, French singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) spends a couple of hours -  shown in real time - wandering through the streets of Paris. Along the way she meets up with her lover and with her composers, visits her model friend Dorothee (Dorothee Blank), has a brief affair with a passing soldier, drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her maid before finally meeting up with her doctor to receive the diagnosis.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE      VARDA, AGNÈS    
    Documentary the lives of those who live 'off the grid' in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.
JACQUOT DE NANTES (PG) 1992 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS 
    The childhood of director Jacques Demy is recreated by his widow, the filmmaker Agnes Varda.
LES PLAGES D'AGNÈS/BEACHES OF AGNES (18) 2008 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS  
    Intimate and inventive autobiographical portrait in which  Varda relates her own story by employing a range of filmic techniques, including the re-staging of dramatic events in her life, and the use of symbolic visual sets that combine to flesh out her thoughts and concepts, while at the same time giving an insight into her creative processes through the years.
LA POINTE COURTE (PG) 1955 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS   £15.99
    This semi-documentary exploration of the complexities of a marital relationship marks the directorial debut of French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda.
SANS TOIT NI LOI/VAGABOND (15) 1985 FRANCE        VARDA, AGNÈS    £15.99
  'Vagabond' tells the story of the final few weeks of female drifter Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who feels incapable of participating in ordinary French society.
L'UNE CHANTE, L'AUTRE PAS/ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN'T  (15) 1977 FRANCE    VARDA, AGNÈS   
  In the early 1960s in Paris, two women become friends but loose touch. Over a decade later, they meet and tell  each other what has happened to them in the intervening years.
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LE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE   HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT DVD -  £19.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
  First  French film noir made in German occupied France which ensured a storm of controversy and it was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press and the Catholic Church.

The film is set in the small provincial St Robin,  where a series of poison-pen letters signed 'Le Corbeau' appear to denounce several prominent members of the town.  The dark side of St Robin is revealed,  with the townspeople afraid to accuse each other for fear of being accused themselves, as suspicion and hatred becomes the norm.
EMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU (15) 2017 FRANCE MICHEL, O/VIAL,C   £15.99 
  Romance in which carefree  Océane  meets the beautiful photographer Cécile. If their relationship is going to last Océane, will have to grow up, but is she actually be capable of growing up?
ÉRIC ROHMER COLLECTION (15) FRANCE   BLU RAY ONLY £109
 Collection of films featuring - Marquise of O (1976),  Perceval La Femme De L'Aviateur/Aviators Wife, (1981),  Le Beau Marriage/A  Good Marriage (1981), Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984),  Le Rayon Vert/the Green Ray (1986), Pauline A La Plage/pauline At the Beach (1983),   4 Aventures De Reinette Et Mirabelle/Four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle' (1987),  L'ami De Mon Amie/My Boyfriend’s Girlfriend (1987), and L'arbre, Le Maire Et La Médiathèque/Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque' (1993).
FRENCH KISSES (18) 2016 FRANCE  £15.99
Collection of shorts LGBT films containing -   'Apollo' (2016), 'Herculanum' (2016), 'Body of Angels' (2016), 'En Retour' (2013), 'Ruptures' (2008) and '5 (2014).
HAPPY END (15) 2016  FRANCE  HANEKE, MICHAEL DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £15.99  Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Mathieu Kassovitz star in a movie about the affluent upper-bourgeois Laurent family, a family with many  skeletons in their closet.
HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT'S INFERNO (E) 2009 FRANCE BROMBERG,S/MEDREA, R    BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
  Documentary in which film archivist Serge Bromberg tells the story of an unfinished film by French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot: 'L'Enfer' starring Romy Schneider
LES HOMMES DU FEU (15) 2017 FRANCE   JOLIVET, PIERRE £19.99
 Female firefighter Bénédicte  joins an all male fires station located in southern France, but has to prove hers competence after she make a mistake on her first missions.
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.  Features - 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 playing Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively.
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JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE COLLECTION (12) BLU RAY ONLY £65.99
  Collection of six classic Jean-Pierre Melville films - 
L’ARMEE DES OMBRES (12) 1969
    Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film portrayals of the French Resistance.
BOB LE FLAMBEUR (PG) 1972
   Gallic take on the American film noir and cop movies.
LE CERCLE ROUGE (PG) 1970
    French take on the American gangster film with Alain Delon playing a master thief and Yves Montand an alcoholic ex-cop. 
LE DOULOS  (12) 1963
     Jean-Paul Belmondo stars as police informer in tribute to the 1940s gangster film.  
LEON MORIN, PRETRE (PG)  1961 
   This most commercially successful film from Jean-Pierre Melville,  depicts a love affair between an atheist (Emmanuele Riva)  and a priest (Jean-Paul Belmondo)  set against the backdrop of the French Occupation
UN  FLIC (12)  1972 
 Deft thriller with Alain Delon and Catherine Deneuve.
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MANINA... LA FILLE SANS VOILE/MANINA, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER'S DAUGHTER (PG) 1952 FRANCE  ROZIER ,  WILLY    BLU RAY ONLY  £11.99
  25-year-old student from Paris falls under the spell of Manina (Brigitte Bardot), the beautiful 18-year-old lighthouse keeper's daughter.
LE MYSTÈRE PICASSO/MYSTERY OF PICASSO (E) 1956 FRANCE  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGE DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99 
   A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting using a transparent 'canvas' to provide an unobstructed view of Picasso at work.
LA PRISONNIÈRE (15) 1968 FRANCE  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES   DVD -  £19.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
   Stanislas is a voyeuristic Parisian art gallery owner who becomes involved with Josée, the wife of an avant-garde artist.  The film combines Josée’s sadomasochistic fantasies with elements of pop and psychedelic art and a striking dream sequence .
QUAI DES ORFÈVRES  (PG)  1947  FRANCE    CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES      DVD -  £19.99  BLU RAY - £22.99
 Married music hall singer Jenny, leaps at the chance to perform some shows for ageing, wealthy businessman Brignon.  However when Brignon's  is found dead, Jenny’s husband becomes the prime suspect.
SACHA GUITRY: FOUR FILMS 1936-1938 (PG) FRANCE  FOUR DISC DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD  LIMITED EDITION RELEASE £45.99  
  Features -  
LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/INDISCRETIONS (1936)
   Based on Guitry's own stage play about a overly confident doctor who eventually's destroyed by his own arrogance.
MON PÈRE AVAIT RAISON/MY FATHER WAS RIGHT (1936)
  Drama about an jilted father raises his son to be suspicious of women
FAISONS UN RÊVE../LET'S DREAM (1936)
 Boulevard comedy about a man and his wife who suspect each other of adultery.
REMONTONS LES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES/UP THE CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES(1938)
 A teacher tell the history of Champs Elysées.
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SCREEN ICONS: CATHERINE DENEUVE (18)    FRANCE   £33.99
  Five films starring French screen goddess Catherine Denueve. Contains 
Les Parapluies De Cherbourg (Umbrellas of Cherbourg), Belle De Jour, Peau d'âne (Donkey Skin), Manon 70, Ma Saison Preferee.
LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES  (15) 2015 FRANCE     DVD -   £13.99   BLU RAY - £14.99
 Young detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) takes charge of a case linked to retired police. 
LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES SEASON 2  (15) 2017 FRANCE   DVD -   £19.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
 All eight episodes from the second season of the French crime drama. When 15 frozen dead bodies are found at a bus stop, Detective Sandra Winckler (Marie Dompnier) is assigned to lead the investigation.
LES TÉMOINS/WITNESSES SEASON 1 & 2  (15)  FRANCE   DVD -   £27.99   BLU RAY - £19.99
 All episodes from the French crime series
UNE VIE/A WOMAN'S LIFE (12) 2016  FRANCE   BRIZÉ, STÉPHANE  DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99 
A powerful adaptation of Guy de Maupassant's first novel 'Une vie'.

Convent educated young woman, Jeanne, returns home full of childish dreams and innocence.  However on her marriage to Viscount Julien de Lamare, her childish illusions are stripped away as she finds her husband to be a miserly and adulterous partner, in this timeless story of love, betrayal and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy. 


NEW FRENCH RELEASES 2017

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.
EVEN LOVERS GET THE BLUES (18) 2017  BELGIUM MICHELI , MICHELI IN FRENCH £15.99
 Drama about a group of 30-something friends living in Brussels,  who fall in and out of relationships until a tragedy upsets their hedonistic lifestyle.  
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.
GANGSTERDAM (15)  2017 FRANCE  LÉVY, ROMAIN  £19.99
  Comedy about two students male  who accompany fellow student Nora to Amsterdam.   However on arriving in the city they discover Nora is a drugs smuggler and the three of them come to the attention of the ruthless mafia boss, played by Rutger Hauer.
GAUGUIN (15) 2017 FRANCE DELUC,EDOUARD   £19.99
 Film about French artist Paul Gaugin, who in 1891 leaves his family behind and heads for Tahiti, where he wants to rediscover painting free from the moral, political, and aesthetic codes of civilized Europe. 
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.
MONTPARNASSE 19 (PG) 1958 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD - £14.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Set during the  tragic final years in the life of Italian painter and sculptor Amadeo Modigliani living in Paris. The film tells about his two muses and his 
gradual descent into alcoholism and drug addiction. 
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.
L'ODYSSÉE/ODYSSEY (PG)  2016  FRANCE   £13.99
 Film about adventurer Jacques Yves Cousteau.  Setting out to explore the oceans with his wife and eldest son, he leaves his younger son  Philippe at a boarding school.  However, Cousteau's life is turned upside down when Philippe is killed in a plane crash.
PARIS PIEDS NUS/LOST IN PARIS (12A) 2016  FRANCE  ABEL, D/ GORDON , F £15.99
  After being told she will have to move to a care home, 80-year-old Canadian Martha asks her niece Fiona  to come to Paris to help her. When Fiona finally arrives in the French capital she discovers Martha has disappeared and sets out on a journey across the city to try and find her.
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.
LE PLAISIR (PG)  FRANCE  1951  OPHULS, MAX  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £22.99
 Adapted of three short stories by Guy de Maupassant revolving around the theme of pleasure. In 'Le Masque' an old man dons a magic mask and becomes young again. In 'La Maison Tellier' a prostitute enjoys a moment of true romance, while in 'Le Modèle' an artist's model marries the man who saves her from suicide.
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? 
DE PLUS BELLE/LADIES  (12) 2017 FRANCE   DAVAL, ANNE-GAËLLE  £19.99
  Romantic comedy about Lucie a single mother and breast cancer survivor. After joining  a dancing class she meets the charming but arrogant Clovis, as well as, the flamboyant dance teacher Dalila. Lucie starts to believe that her life has taken a turn for the better.
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. 
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. 
LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR/THE WAGES OF FEAR (PG) 1953 FRANCE B/W  CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET   £19.99
 Yves Montant stars in this compelling adventure thriller about two sets of rival truckers  moving nitroglycerine through the heat of the jungle and across the dangerous mountain roads of the Andes. 
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.
Y'AURA T'IL DE LA NEIGE À NOËL?/WILL IT SNOW FOR CHRISTMAS? (12) 1997 FRANCE VEYSSET, SANDRINE    2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET   £19.99
   Unsentimental film about a  poor woman who lives on a farm in Southern France with her seven children. However the tyrannical and egotistic father of the children owns the farm and uses them as child labour. It is only the love of the woman for her children that allows them to endure their situation; but even for her, disenchantment has set in.

NEW GERMAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

Goodbye Berlin

NEW GERMAN RELEASES 2018

AMOUR FOU (12A) 2014 AUSTRIA HAUSNER,  JESSICA DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99   
The film follows young German poet and dramatist Heinrich von Kleist while he tries to convince a friend's wife to join him in a suicide pact as a means of escaping the inevitability of death.
DIE ANGST DES TORMANNS BEIM ELFMETER/THE GOALIES'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK (PG)  1972  GERMANY WENDERS, WIM  £15.99
 Based on the novel by Peter Handke. An inexplicable chain of events is set in motion when, goalkeeper Josef Bloch, is sent off for dissent. Storming off the pitch, he picks up a woman in a cinema, takes her back to his hotel and impulsively strangles her, thereupon taking a bus to a village where he tries to find an old girlfriend.
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ  (15)   1980 GERMANY  FASSBINDER, RA. W. DVD - £48.99 LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY SET £71.99
 All 14 episodes of the TV drama series adapted from the Alfred Doblin novel.
Set in the 1920s,  Franz Biberkopf is fresh out of prison when he teams up the 
charismatic burglar Reinhold.   Together they embark on a life of crime.
GÖTZ VON BERLICHINGEN/IRON FIST (15) 2014 GERMANY   ROLA,  CARLO £13.99
  Film about the exploits  mercenary Imperial Knight and poet,  Götz von Berlichingen, who saves the German Emperor.
HOMESICK (15)   2017 GERMAN  ERWA, JAKOB M.   £15.99
 German psychological thriller centred on a troubled musician. After receiving an invitation to represent her country in a prestigious international contest, talented cellist Jessica Klug (Esther Maria Pietsch) practices relentlessly in her Berlin flat but begins to feel the weight of pressure placed upon her and her health starts to deteriorate as a result. As fear and paranoia take hold of her mind, Jessica becomes convinced that one of her new neighbours, Hilde (Tatja Seibt), has a vendetta against her, leading to tragic consequences for all involved.
METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W.  LANG, FRITZ       LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY ONLY £34.99 
 90th Anniversary edition  of this early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society
Included in this definitive special edition boxed set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, are the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.
MICHAEL (U) GERMANY 1924  DREYER, C T DVD  £19.99 BLU RAY - £16.99
 Based on Herman Bang’s 1902 novel, the film is a fascinating  study of fin-de-siècle study of a “decadent” elderly artist driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model.
THE MISANDRISTS (15) 2017 GERMANY  LA BRUCE, BRUCE £15.99
 Latest film from Canadian provocateur Bruce LaBruce, a low-budget, high-fantasy tale of radical lesbian separatists living a cult-like existence set in 1999, “Somewhere in Ger(wo)many,”
SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY (15) 2013 AUSTRIA  DEUTSCH, GUSTAV   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Experimental artist Gustav Deutsch reproduces 13 of American painter Edward Hopper’s oil paintings on film, connecting them through the fictitious story of a red-haired New York actress through the years 1931-63. 
DER TODESKING (18) 1990   GERMANY    BUTTGEREIT , JÖRG   3 DISCS  BLU RAY ONLY  £28.99
  Experimental horror film with no central characters.  A body is floating in blackness that slowly stretches from a foetal position and begins to decompose, it moves through more and more disturbing sequences and ideas including a girl scribbling the same word over and over, the reels of the film breaking down and a Nazi death camp sequence.
DIE UNSICHTBAREN– WIR WOLLEN LEBEN/THE RESISTANCE (12)  2017 GERMANY RÄFLE, CLAUS  £12.99
  1943 and the Nazi’s have declared Berlin free of Jews. However this is far from the truth, 7000 Jews have successfully gone underground.  However four young Jews survive in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become "invisible." 

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

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

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

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

Ruth Arndt and a friend dream about life in America during the daytime; at night, she pretends to be a war widow and serves black-market gourmet foods in the apartment of an NS officer. 


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).
ALONE IN BERLIN (12)  2016  PEREZ, VINCENT IN ENGLISH   £13.99
 Adapted from Hans Fallada's novel about a  working-class couple Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Anna (Emma Thompson) as they wage an anonymous propaganda war against the Nazis in 1940s Berlin. After receiving news that their only son has been killed in battle the parents are left devastated and angry, blaming the Nazi regime for his untimely death.
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.
MEIN BLIND DATE MIT DEM LEBEN/MY BLIND DATE WITH LIFE (15) 2017    GERMANY  ROTHEMUND ,  MARC £19.99
  Saliya is a promising student determined to achieve his dream of working at a prestigious luxury hotel despite losing the majority of his sight as a teenager. Deciding to hide the fact he is visually impaired, Saliya manages to land an apprenticeship at one of Munich's top hotels and quickly becomes a respected member of the team.  However when he meets Laura, his elaborate scheme to hide his condition soon begins to fall apart
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 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  2017-18


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES 2018

AQUARIUS   (18) 2016 BRAZIL  FILHO,  KLEBER MENDONCA IN PORTUGUESE DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
  65-year-old retired music critic, Clara,  lives in the Aquarius apartment building in Recife.
When she refuses to sell her apartment to property developers, the developer harass Clara and she in turn hardens her stance and takes matters into her own hands.
BOI NEON/NEON BULL (18) 2015 BRAZIL  MASCARO,  GABRIEL   IN PORTUGUES  DVD £12.99   BLU RAY - £17.99
    Director Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive film is set in the macho world of rodeo, where rodeo handler Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer.  
CAMALEÓN (18) 2016 CHILE SERRANO , JORGE RIQUELME    £12.99
 Psychological thriller about a wealthy lesbian couple who’s life is turned upside down when a young man turns up expectantly.
CONDADO MACABRO/MASSACRE COUNTY (15) 2016 PORTUGAL ANDRÉ DE CAMPOS MELLO/DEBRITO, M    £12.99
 A clown covered in blood is being held with his hands cuffed inside a cell at a police station. The suspect is being questioned about the hideous crime that took place in an isolated mansion. 
MAL NOSSO/OUR EVIL (18) 2016 BRAZIL GALLI, SAMUEL    £12.99
 Unravelling in flashbacks, a farther wants his daughter killed because he believes that the devils wants his  daughter’s soul.
O ORNITÓLOGO/ORNITHOLOGIST  (15) 2016 PORTUGAL RODRIGUES, JOÃO PEDRO    £15.99
 Ornithologist Fernando travels through a remote part northern Portugal in search of black storks when his kayak capsizes and he is washed ashore. Finding himself in a forest he discovers a strange ritual site and begins a journey in which he experiences events similar to those of Saint Anthony of Padua.
LA REGIÓN SALVAJE/UNTAMED (18)  2016 MEXICO  ESCALANTE, AMAT  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
Disillusioned factory worker Ale lives with  her macho husband Angel and their two sons.  Angel is also having an affair with Ale openly gay brother Fabian.  Their lives becomes more complicated when a meteorite lands in a nearby forest bringing with it a  mysterious force which may be able to solve their problems and change their lives forever.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99 
  Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
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. 


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN RELEASES 2017

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.
MARIPOSA (15) 2015 ARGENTINA   BERGER, MARCO   £12.99
 Taking the theory of the butterfly effect, that the tiniest flap of a butterfly’s wings can effect events, the film hinges on a decision which is then shown in two parallel story lines.   Leading to vastly different romantic and erotic consequences.
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 .
PABLO LARRAÍN: THE COLLECTION (18) CHILE   £38.99
   Features - Fuga (2006),  Tony Manero (2008) El Club (2015), Neruda (2016),
Santiago '73/Post Mortem.
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.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99
 Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
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.
SOBRE NÓS/ABOUT US (15) 2017 BRAZIL CARVALHO, MAURO   IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
 After finishing film school in California Diego returns  to his native Brazil to rekindle his relationship with Matheus and to chronicle their romance on camera.
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.

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2017-18

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

NEW ITALIAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

Orchestra Rehearsal

NEW ITALIAN RELEASES 2018
GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON THREE (18) 2017 ITALY £29.99
 All 12 episodes from the third season of Naples based crime drama starring Marco D'Amore and Salvatore Esposito.
GIULIETTA DEGLI SPIRITI/JULIET OF THE SPIRITS (15) 1965 ITALY FELLINI, FEDERICO       DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99 
     Comedy drama about a bored and unhappily married middle-aged woman who escapes into a world of the  spirits from her past.  Through consultation with mediums and clairvoyants, she gradually discovers a sense of self .
LA LEGGENDA DEL SANTO BEVITORE /LEGEND OF THE HOLY DRINKER (PG) 1988 ITALY OLMI, ERMANNO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £24.99 
Based on Joseph Roth novella, Kartak is a homeless alcoholic in Paris who is given 200 Francs by an elderly man and told it must be repaid to the Shrine of St Therese.  Although Kartak, is a man of honour,  his will is weak and he spends the money on drink.  With no means to replay the money he has visions of St Therese chiding him for his failure to settle his debts.
PROVA D'ORCHESTRA/ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL (PG) 1978 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
   Satire and about a  rebellious orchestra and their tyrannical conductor.
LE STREGHE/WITCHES (12) 1967ITALY DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99    
Anthology  featuring five short stories - La Strega Bruciata Viva/witch Burned Alive (Luchino Visconti), Senso Civico/Civic Sense (Mauro Bolognini), La Terra Vista Dalla Luna/the Earth As Seen from the Moon (Pier Paolo Pasolini), La Siciliana/The Sicilian Belle (Franco Rossi) and Una Serata Come Le Altre/an Evening Like the Others (Vittorio De Sica).
VIVA L’ITALIA (PG) 1961  ITALY    ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO  DVD  £15.99  BLU RAY £19.99  
To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.
LA VOCE DELLA LUNA/VOICE OF THE MOON (15) 1991 ITALY  FELLINI, FEDERICO DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
 Comedy drama about recently released patient from a mental institution 
embarks on an epic adventure where he meets a man who meditates on rooftops, an oboist who sleeps in a cemetery and a paranoid man obsessed with conspiracy theories. 


NEW 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.
ATTACCO ALLO STATO/POLITICAL TARGET (15) 2006 ITALY   SOAVI,  MICHELE £9.99
 Made-for-TV Italian crime drama based on a true story. The film follows the return of the terrorist organisation, the Red Brigades, after eleven years. An investigation is launched when political advisors Massimo D'Antona (Paolo Maria Scalondro) and Marco Biagi (Stefano Santospago) are murdered.
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.
CORLEONE: THE COMPLETE SERIES (15) 2007    ITALY    £29.99
    Italian TV drama series depicting the life of Mafia crime boss Salvatore 'Totò' Riina,
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'.
DELIVER US (E) 2016 ITALY DE GIACOMO,   FEDERICA £12.99
 Italian documentary by film-maker Federica De Giacomo focusing on the practice of exorcism in Italy and its clash with modern-day life.
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.
L’ULTIMO PADRINO/THE LAST GODFATHER (15) 2008 ITALY   RISI, MARCO   £19.99    
    A TV movie focused on former Mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano and the policemen who tried to catch him.
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 CHINESE DVD RELEASES 2017-18

Three Films By Zhangke Jia

NEW CHINESE RELEASES 2018

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

NEW 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 SHANGHAI JOB (15)  2017  CHINA  MARTIN ,   CHARLES  £15.99
   Action thriller starring Orlando Bloom who is tasked to escort a valuable antique vase out of China.
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 JAPANESE DVD RELEASES 2017-18

After the Storm

NEW JAPANESE RELEASES 2018

AFTER THE STORM (PG) 2016  JAPAN   KOREEDA , HIROKAZU   DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99  
Former writer and now private detective, Shinoda Ryota, is addicted to gambling and his life is spiralling out of control.  However when a storm traps him in his mother's house with his ex-wife and son, Shinoda is given an unexpected second chance to reconnect with his family.
FAMILY VALUES: THREE FILMS BY HIROKAZU KOREEDA (PG) 206 JAPAN   BLU RAY ONLY £45.99 
  Contains - I Wish  (2011),  Like Father, Like Son' (2013) and After the Storm (2016).
RE:BORN (15) 2016 JAPAN SHIMOMURA,  YUJI  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Ex soldier Toshiro, lives peacefully but finds it hard to contain his destructive impulses. When his former commanding officer gets him to join him they embark on a violent mission against a group of ruthless assassins.
TAG (15) 2015 JAPAN  SONO, SION TWO DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £17.99
 Action horror in which introverted high school girl stumbles into alternate realities.



NEW 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.
GIRLS UND PANZER: DER FILM (12) 2015  JAPAN MIZUSHIMA, TSUTOMU  £18.99
 Animated film which follows a group of schoolgirls who take part in Sensha-do, a sport where competitors do battle using World War Two era tanks.
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.
IN THIS CORNER OF THE WORLD (PG)  2016  JAPAN KATABUCHI, SUNAO   £13.99
  Based on a manga by Fumiyo Kono, this animated film is set in WW2 Hiroshima,  where newly married 18-year-old  Suzu finds herself with a hungry family to feed, as well as fending of accusations of spying.
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.
RE:BORN (15) 2016 JAPAN SHIMOMURA,  YUJI  DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99 
  Ex soldier Toshiro, lives peacefully life but finds it hard to contain his destructive impulses.  These impulses are given full reign when hhe joins his  former commanding officer in a mission against a group of ruthless assassins.
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 RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

Andrei Tarkovsky Collection

NEW RUSSIAN/EASTERN EUROPEAN RELEASES 2018

ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15) RUSSIA (5021866837307)  DVD - £62.99 BLU RAY - £71.99
 This features -  Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan's Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.
BANISHMENT (PG) 2007  RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEVÙ,  ANDREY   BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
 Powerful story of a family who relocate from a bustling city to the tranquil surrounding of the family home in the country 
CREMATOR (15) CZECH REPUBLIC  1968   HERZ,  JURAJ  £12.99
 Film has been described as surrealist-inspired horror.
EARTHQUAKE (15)  2016 ARMENIA ANDREASYAN, SARIK   £15.99
 Set during the 1988 Spitek earthquake 50-year-old Russian Konstantin and 28-year-old Armenian Robert work together to rescue the survivors.
HATRED (18) 2017  POLAND SMARZOWSKI, WOJCIECH £15.99
  Zosia a young Polish girl is forced to leave her Ukrainian lover Petro and marry a rich widower, Skiba.  However when WWII breaks out Skiba joins the Polish army, leaving Zosia to fend for herself as tensions rises between local Jews, Poles and Ukrainians, resulting in violent clashes.
INCARNATION (15) 2016  SERBIA KOVACEVIC, FILIP   £12.99
  Low-budget Serbian action thriller. The film follows an amnesiac man (Stojan Djordjevic) who finds himself stuck in a deadly time loop in which he wakes up on the same bench in an unknown city and is pursued by masked assassins who want him dead. 
JUPITER'S MOON (15) 2017 HUNGARY MUNDRUCZÓ ,  KORNÉL £12.99  
Sci-fi film about a young Syrian refugee Aryan Dashni who is shot while illegally trying to cross into Hungary. In a refugee camp doctor Gabor Stern nurses Aryan back to health.  However on recover Aryan  discovers he possesses the power to levitate and fly, which Dr Stern decides to exploit. But all Aryan wants is to be reunited with his father. 
KILLS ON WHEELS (15) 2016  HUNGARY TILL,  ATTILA   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Inventive, action-packed coming-of-age film about friendship, loyalty and revenge set in a care home.  Disabled and inseparable friends, Zoli and Barba, need money to pay for medical care, which bring them into contact with the mysterious ex-con Rupasovm, who offers them a chance to make some extra money by helping him in his work.
LOVELESS (15)  2017 RUSSIA   ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £17.99
 Thriller in which unhappy couple, Boris and Zhenya,  are living in their tiny flat with their 12-year-old son Alyosha, as  finalise their impending divorce. When Alyosha runs away and the police are unwilling to search for him, his parents set off to search for him. 
THE RETURN (12) 2003 RUSSIA  ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY   DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £17.99  
 Two brothers are taken on a fishing trip by their mysterious father who has returned after 12 years away and the boys struggle to come to terms with their father's presence and his cruel, mysterious ways. 
SILENCE AND CRY (12)   1968   HUNGARY JANCSÓ, MIKLÓS DVD - £12.99 BLU RAY - £19.99
 Final part of an epic unofficial trilogy, following The Round-Up and The Red and the White, Silence and Cry reveals the terrible impact of tyrannical power, politics and history.
STRANGLED (18) 2016 HUNGARY SOPSITS, ÁRPÁD   DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
 Thriller set in 1960s as group of detectives race against the clock to catch a killer who has already claimed the lives of several young women, before an 
innocent man is wrongly convicted for the crimes.
ZOOLOGY (12A) 2016   RUSSIAN TVERDOVSKIJ, IVAN I.  DVD - £14.99   BLU RAY £17.99 
Lonely, 55-year-old Natasha, is a zoo worker still living at home with her mother. One day she wakes up having grown a tail, but decides to embrace her transformation and begins to enjoying her new lease of life, until a rumour spreads in the  neighbourhood that Natasha has been marked by the devil. 


NEW 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 SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

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NEW SCANDINAVIAN RELEASES 2018

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


NEW 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.
AKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION (15) FINLAND   DVD - £69.99  BLU  RAY £79.99  
  The collection includes: 'Crime and Punishment' (1983), 'Calamari Union' (1985), 'Shadows in Paradise' (1986), 'Drifting Clouds' (1996), 'Hamlet Goes Business' (1987), 'La Vie de Bohème' (1992), 'Ariel' (1988), 'The Match Factory Girl' (1990), 'Leningrad Cowboys Go America' (1989), 'Total Balalaika Show' (1994), 'Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana' (1994), 'Juha' (1999), 'The Man Without a Past' (2002), 'Lights in the Dusk' (2006), 'Le Havre' (2011) and 'The Other Side of Hope' (2017).
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 INDIAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

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

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

OTHER WORLD CINEMA DVD RELEASES 2018

I Am Not a Witch

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





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