NEW WORLD CINEMA RELEASES


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NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2018

L'AMANT DOUBLE (18) 2017 OZON, FRANÇOIS  DVD -  £12.99 BLU RAY -  £17.99
 Romantic thriller in which 25 year old model, Chloé, falls for her psychotherapist, Dr Paul Meyer. However, after the couple move in together, Chloé begins to feel like she doesn't know much about Paul at all and when she digs a little deeper she discovers he's been hiding a shocking secret about his past.
L'ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE  RESNAIS, ALAIN     £15.99
 Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel and a defining work of the French New Wave, this surreal film is set in a luxury hotel.  Here an unnamed man attempts to persuade a married woman to run away with him, claiming they have had an affair.  However the woman does not recognise him. 
AURORE/I GOT LIFE! (15) 2017 FRANCE  LENOIR, BLANDINE   £15.99
 Comedy drama in which a middle-aged woman struggles to comprehend that she is no longer youthful. Her husband wants a divorce, her daughter is pregnant and Aurore is going through the menopausal. Aurore begins to feel she is being cast aside by society. 
However a chance encounter with an old boyfriend brings vibrancy and hope back into her life.
APRÈS LE SUD/HEAT WAVE 2011 FRANCE JAUFFRET , JEAN-JACQUES £7.99
  On a sweltering day in the south of France and based on real events, four lives intersect.  An alluring girl; her troubled boyfriend; her mysterious mother and a gruff neighbour collide in tragedy as their secrets lead to a series of shocking events.
LE CRIME DE MONSIEUR LANGE (PG) 1936 FRANCE  RENOIR, JEAN    £17.99
 The boss of a small publishing house fakes his own death to escape his problems. This leaves mild-mannered clerk Mr Lange, who dreams of being a writer of Westerns, in charge.  He turns the company into a cooperative and becomes a successful western writer and the cooperative thrives.   However when the old boss returns from the ‘dead’ to reclaim the (now) publishing company, Mr Lange takes drastic action.
LES FANTÔMES D'ISMAËL/ISMAEL'S GHOSTS  (15)  2017  FRANCE DESPLECHIN, ARNAUD   £15.99
 Film director Ismael now lives with his partner Sylvia after his wife disappeared without a trace 20 years previously.  Then one day Ismael’s wife Carlotta  returns and wants back in Ismael's life. 
LES GARDIENNES /THE GUARDIANS (15)  2017 FRANCE BEAUVOIS,  XAVIE  £15.99
   Set during the First World War,  Hortense takes over the running of the farm, while the men have  gone to war..  Struggling to cope,  Hortense takes on the hard working 20-year-old orphan  Francine Riant.  However when Hortense’s son  Georges  comes home on leave he falls for Francine, much to his mothers disapproval .
JUSQU'À LA GARDE/CUSTODY (15) 2017 FRANCE LEGRAND, XAVIER   £15.99
  Miriam and Antoine Besson are going through a divorce, with  Miriam seeking sole custody of their son, 12-year-old Julien,  to protect him from a father she claims is violent. However as the conflict between his parent intensifies, Julien starts to feel the strain which begins to affect his mental state
MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN/MY LIFE WITH JAMES DEAN (15) 2017 FRANCE  CHOISY,  DOMINIQUE £8.99  
In this love letter to the power of cinema,  first time film director is on a Normandy film festival tour showing his film to very mixed views.

However while passing though Normandy, the director takes inspiration from the colourful characters he meets in the coastal towns.
MARVIN OU LA BELLE ÉDUCATION /REINVENTING MARVIN (15)  2017  FRANCE FONTAINE, ANNE  £13.99
   Based on true events in which a young boy Marvin struggles against his family's oppressive views of sexuality and personal identity. Leaves for Paris to reinvent himself and the films follows Marvin as a mid-twenties theatre student.
PLANETARIUM/SUMMONING 2017 FRANCE  ZLOTOWSKI , REBECCA £12.99
 Set in the 1930s, this beautifully filmed movie is about two young American mediums who finish their world tour in Paris. Invited by a famous film director to star in his film, they are caught in a whirlwind of cinema, experiments, and emotions, while the shadow of the war looms.
LE REDOUTABLE/REDOUBTABLE (15)   2017 FRANCE   HAZANAVICIUS, MICHEL   £17.99
  Paris 1967. filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. As Godard gets more involved in political protests he struggles to control his jealousy as his relationship with, his now young wife,  Anne Wiazemsky becomes strained.
LA RELIGIEUSE /THE NUN (12)  1966  FRANCE RIVETTE , JACQUES £15.99
 Set 18th century France and based on the novel by Denis Diderot , Suzanne Simonin  is forced to become a nun against her will.  Here the three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways. This faithful adaptation, is  Diderot’s  attack on religious abuse. Includes the documentary : 'La Scandaleuse'.
TROIS SOUVENIRS DE MA JEUNESSE /MY GOLDEN DAYS (15)  2015  FRANCE DESPLECHIN , ARNAUD £15.99
  As anthropologist Paul Dedalus prepares to leave Tajikistan to return to Paris, he begins to reminisce about his childhood and relive some of his fondest and most vivid memories. 
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W  BRESSON,   ROBERT      £15.99
 Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II

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

The film follows his attempts to escape from his cell at Montluc with the help of his teenage cellmate, François Jost.
WEEKEND (18) 1967 FRANCE  GODARD,  GODARD, JEAN-LUC DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY -    £17.99
 Weekend trip to the countryside turns into a nightmare of traffic jams, revolution, cannibalism and murder as French bourgeois society starts to collapse.

NEW FRENCH DVD RELEASES 2018
120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE /120 BEATS PER MINUTE  2017  FRANCE  CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
 Set during the 1990s, the Paris activists group ACT UP, tries to get the government and the pharmaceutical industry's to agree on a strategy to deal with the AIDS epidemic.
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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AURORE/I GOT LIFE! (15) 2017  FRANCE LENOIR, BLANDINE 15.99 
  Comedy drama, in which a middle-aged woman is struggling to come to terms with getting old, as her husband wants a divorce and  her daughter is pregnant.  However a chance encounter with an old boyfriend brings vibrancy and hope back into her life. 
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?
ENGRENAGES 6/SPIRAL: SERIES SIX (15) 2017 FRANCE £23.99
  All 12 episodes from the sixth series of the gritty French crime drama set in Paris. Chief Inspector Laure Berthaud returns to work early from maternity leave and begins work on  a murder case after a  dismembered body is discovered.
ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL: SERIES ONE-SIX (18) FRANCE £64.99
 All six series of the acclaimed French police drama.
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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JEUNE FEMME (AKA MONTPARNASSE BIENVENÜE) (15) 2017   FRANCE SERRAILLE, LÉONOR £12.99
 After breaking up from her long term boyfriend,  31-year-old Paula Simonian returns to Paris to rebuild her chaotic life as an independent woman. Looking for a job, a place to live and new friends.  However Paula finds that this is not a easy task.
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
UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR/LET THE SUNSHINE IN (15) 2017 FRANCE  DENIS, CLAIRE   £12.99
 Romantic comedy in which Juliette Binoche plays a divorced Parisian artist searching for true love. However, after a number of failed affairs, will she ever find  what she wants most out of life?
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 GERMAN DVD RELEASES 2018

Goodbye Berlin

NEW GERMAN RELEASES AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2018

AUS DEM NICHTS/IN THE FADE (18) 2017 GERMANY  AKIN, FATIH £15.99
 Thriller inspired by real-life events.  Katja is a German woman whose life is shattered when her Kurdish husband and her son are killed in a terrorist attack.  When the justice system fails,  Katja  takes the law in her own hands.

Winner of the Best Actress award at Cannes 2017, the 2018 Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film
EIN WEG/PATHS (12) 2017 GERMANY  MIERA, CHRIS  £15.99
 Furniture designer Andreas Haller  and florist Martin Winter fall in love and move in together and take in Andreas' young son Max after the sudden death of his mother. Over the course of the next 15 years, their love for one another slowly diminishes as financial and employment issues force them apart, leading the couple to make a difficult decision about the future.
HITLER'S HOLLYWOOD (E) 2017 GERMANY  SUCHSLAND,  RÜDIGER DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY  £12.99
 This German documentary takes a closer look at the roughly 1000 feature films made in Germany between 1933-1945, examining how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted, into the heads of the German people, through the cinema screens. (Includes the documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses )
JAHR DES TIGERS/THE YEAR I LOST MY MIND(18) 2017 GERMANY IBEN, TOR  £15.99
 Serial burglar Tom, becomes increasingly obsessed with history lecturer Lars, after spotting him during one of his break-ins.  Tom starts to observe and follow Lars, becoming engrossed in this game of hide-and-seek.  However Lars obverses Tom’s activity and the stalker momentarily becomes the stalked.
DER MANN AUS DEM EIS/ICEMAN (15) 2017  GERMANY RANDAU , FELIX  £17.99
 Set among a Neolithic clan 5300 years ago, Kaleb is out to avenge  murder, but while battling the elements he begins to questioning the morality of his mission.
MARIO (18) 2018 SWITZERLAND  GISLER,  MARCEL   £15.99
  Mario is the top scorer  for a leading club’s under-21s football team.  Football is Mario sole focus, however when talented Leon joins the club, the two young players find they are falling in love which each other.  As rumours of their romance spreads among their teammates, the two footballers believe they need to decide between their professional careers and their love for each other.
SIEBZEHN/SEVENTEEN (18) 2017 AUSTIA ART, MONJA £15.99
  Set in a small Austrian town, just as the school summer holidays are about to begin, seventeen-year-old Paula has secretly fallen in love with Charlotte. However Charlotte has a boyfriend and is afraid to act on her feelings for Paula. This dreamy, beautifully shot coming-of-age movie tackles the heartaches of adolescence.
WESTERN (12A) 2017 GERMANY   GRISEBACH, VALESKA £15.99
   A group of German construction workers are building a power plant  in the Bulgarian countryside and treat the local with contempt.  However, older German worker Meinhard,  befriends some of the Bulgarians, which creates  hostility from both the other workers and the native population.

NEW 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 SPANISH/LATIN AMERICA DVD RELEASES  2018


NEW SPANISH/LATIN AMERICAN  RELEASES AUGUST TO OCTOBER 2018
MEMORIAS DE LO QUE NO FUE/BOY UNDONE (18) 2017   SPAIN LABORDE, LEOPOLDO   £15.99
Two young men spend the night together after meeting at a gay club. On waking up the next day one of the men has no recollection of who he is or how he got there. Together, the two men set out to find some information about the man's life and answers to his sudden amnesia.
MI MEJOR AMIGO/MY BEST FRIEND (15) 2018   ARGENTINA  DEUS, MARTÍN  £15.99
 Set in Patagonia, where quiet teenager Lorenzo lives with his parents. One day 
a family friend's son named Caíto comes to stay.  Slowly the boys become friends, however Lorenzo’s parents want their new visitor to return home.  
However when Caíto tells Lorenzo the true reason why he was forced to leave his house, the two boys bond and Lorenzo persuades his parents to let Caito stay.
TIERRA FIRME/ANCHOR AND HOPE (TBA)  2017 SPAIN MARQUES-MARCET, CARLOS £12.99
   Single sex Spanish couple in their thirties,  Eva amd Kat,  live on a canal boat in London.  Eva wants to have a child,  but Kat is not ready to for parenthood and  leaving her untroubled lifestyle behind.
ZAMA (15) 2017 ARGENTINA   MARTEL, LUCRECIA   £15.99
 Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio di Benedetto.  Don Diego de Zama is an  officer of the Spanish Empire, awaiting a Royal transfer to Buenos Aires from his remote post in Asunción.

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

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.
EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION  £14.99
  To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón,  20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.  
Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots  activist she hatches a  plans to return the tree to its rightful  home.
LA REGIÓN SALVAJE/UNTAMED (18)  2016 MEXICO  ESCALANTE, AMAT  DVD - £15.99 BLU RAY - £19.99 
Disillusioned factory worker Ale lives with  her macho husband Angel and their two sons.  Angel is also having an affair with Ale openly gay brother Fabian.  Their lives becomes more complicated when a meteorite lands in a nearby forest bringing with it a  mysterious force which may be able to solve their problems and change their lives forever.
ROMEU & ROMEU: PART 1 (15)  2016   BRAZIL MENDONÇA, JONATHAN £15.99 
  Five episodes from this modern day Brazilian adaption of Romeo & Juliet. Ramon Monteiro (João Mesquita) and Rômulo Campelo (Arthur Chermont) represent the two feuding families,  who both start off hating each other but then fall in love which each other.
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. 


PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE RELEASES 2018

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



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


NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES 2018

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





NEW INDIAN DVD RELEASES 2017-18

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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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