Portuguese war film – SOLDADO MILHÕES/A COURAGE OF ONE – out on dvd

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

In Portuguese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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South Korean action drama – THE SWORDSMAN – released on dvd

SWORDSMANTHE SWORDSMAN (15) 2020 SOUTH KOREA JAE-HOON CHOI £17.99
Swordsman and bodyguard Tae-Yul retires to a remote part of the country where he lives an idyllic life with his daughter. But when his daughter is kidnapped, Tae-Yul takes up his sword again to her rescue.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Mexican movie – VUELVEN/TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID – issued on Blu Ray and Dvd

Tigers Are Not AfraidVUELVEN/TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID ( 18) MEXICO LÓPEZ, ISSA 2017 DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
In a violent unnamed town in Mexico a group of five children are trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels fighting the drug war, while the ghosts of dead relatives come back to haunt them.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Review – https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/28813/tigers-are-not-afraid-vuelven

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Some new BFI releases for Summer 2021

After LoveAFTER LOVE (12) 2020 KHAN, ALEEM BLU-RAY £19.99
Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband, Mary Hussain is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais.

Armed with just a bag and his mobile phone, she sets off to uncover the truth.

Beautifully directed by Aleem Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. A remarkable debut, whose delicate is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances, by its close you feel you truly know these people.

An Unflinching EyeAN UNFLINCHING EYE: THE FILMS OF RICHARD WOOLLEY (15) UK 1970-1988 (4-Disc DVD) £29.99
Richard Woolley created a body of exciting and challenging work that has remained almost impossible to see until now. Tackling controversial themes, such as class, race, sexuality and the human instinct for violence, Woolley directed a number of racial and uncompromising films, which explores the ways we relate to, and ultimately destroy, one another even as we strive to develop the means to better understand and communicate with those around us.

This collection offers the long-overdue opportunity to experience first-hand the power of such extraordinary and unique films as:

Illusive Crimewhich (1976) caused outrage upon its release.

Telling Tales (1978)  the much acclaimed soap-meets-Straub debut feature ..

Brothers and Sisters (1981), set against a backdrop of Yorkshire Ripper-style murders.

Girl from the South (1988) that views black Britons through the prism of an interracial relationship.

Extras:

Audio commentary on Brothers and Sistersand Telling Tales: never-before-released audio commentaries by director Richard Woolley

Kniephofstrasse(1973, 35 mins): complex but compelling formalist film, which investigates the relationship between sound and image

Drinnenund Draussen/ Inside and Outside(1974, 40 mins): experimental narrative film exploring conformity in East and West Germany

Waiting for Alan (1984, 45 mins): unconventional, minutely observed domestic drama centred on the ritualised boredom of a middle-class housewife

Video interviews with Richard Woolley (79 minstotal): spilt over 4 discs, Richard Woolley discusses his career and films

Booklet featuring an essay by Anthony Neild and Richard Woolley’s article ‘Writer as Director: a case study -Brothers and Sisters’, pub

BabymotherBABYMOTHER(15) 1998 UK HENRIQUESUSES, JULIAN BLU-RAY £19.99
Anita is a young black woman, who dreams of becoming a successful dancehall deejay, whilst juggling the difficulties of raising her two children on a Harlesden housing estate.

Her ambitious babyfather Byron forges his own music career, unashamedly stealing lyrics from Anita in the process. Supported by her rude girl friends Anita is determined to make her mark, culminating in a dancehall battle against Byron.

Widely considered to be the first truly black British musical. Featuring music by Beres Hammond and Carroll Thompson’s this 90s gem stars familiar faces from stage and screen including Corinne Skinner-Carter (Burning an Illusion, Pressure) as Anita’s mum and Don Warrington (Rising Damp, Death in Paradise) as ruthless promotor Luther, Babymotheris released here for the first time on Blu-ray, newly remastered by

ChildrenCFF BUMPER BOX VOL. 3 (PG) (3-DISC DVD) £29.99
For over 30 years, The Children’s Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent. Unavailable for years, these much-loved films finally make a welcome return to out screens. The Bumper Box Collection Vol.3 includes the following the following CFF adventures; The Clue of the Missing Ape, Adventure in the Hopfields, Tim Driscoll’s Donkey, Runaway Railway, Calamity the Cow, Cry Wolf, Big Wheels and Sailor, Breakoutand Our Exploits at West Poley. As always the films feature a plethora of familiar faces, including George Cole, Melvyn Hayes, John Moulder-Brown, Ronnie Barker, Shelia Reid, Brenda Frickerand of course last but not least, the one and only Phil Collins!

Extras
Watch Out(1953, 18 mins)
That’s an Order(1955, 18 mins)
Playground Express(1955, 18 mins)

FriendshipFRIENDSHIP’S DEATH (15) 1987 WOLLEN, PETER BLU RAY £17.99
British journalist Sullivan is based in the Middle East where he is covering the conflict between Jordan and Palestine when he discovers a woman, Friendship, stranded without a passport or official documentation. As the fighting intensifies Sullivan offers her a safe haven in his hotel room.

The pair begin a conversation and Friendship claims to be an android from another planet sent to bring peace to Earth.

Great Noises That Fill the AirGREAT NOISES THAT FILL THE AIR (PG) UK 2-DISC DVD £19.99
A number of documentaries made for the Arts Council between the years 1978 to 1996 that showcase a range of different subjects from the poetic to the political, featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson and John Cooper Clarke among others.

The titles are:

Dread Beat and Blood (1979, 44 mins)
Steve Reich: A New Musical Language (1987, 56 mins)
Elizabeth Maconchy (1984, 56 mins)
Strong Culture (1995, 6 mins)
Bristol Vibes (1996, 12 mins)
Clocks of the Midnight Hour: The Work of Max Eastley (1988, 27 mins)
Great Noises That Fill the Air: Bow Gamelan Ensemble (1988, 25 mins)Disc 2
Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt (1984, 61 mins)
Celebrashan (1995, 6 mins)• Cornelius Cardew (1986, 52 mins)
Steel ‘N’ Skin (1979, 34 mins)
Chutney in YuhSoca (1996, 21 mins)
Music in Progress: Mike Westbrook Jazz (1978, 42 min)

PawnbrokerTHE PAWNBROKER (15) 1965 LUMET, SIDNEY DVD WITH BLU-RAY – DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
Rod Steiger plays a Nazi concentration camp survivor who lost his wife and children in the camp. Now a Harlem pawnshop owner surrounded by endless parade of prostitutes, pimps and thieves he seems only to care about money.

However he is continually haunted by vivid flashbacks and takes refuge in misery and his bitter condemnation of humanity.

THE RIVER (U) 1951 RENOIR, JEAN BLU-RAY £22.99
Jean Renoir’s intoxicating first colour feature shot entirely on location in India is a lyrical adaptation of Rumer Godden’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale of an adolescent girl living with her English family on the banks of West Bengal during the waning years of British colonial life.

Extras

High Definition digital transfer from the restoration by the Film Foundation

Introduction to The Riverby Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahan

TargetsTARGETS (15) 1968 BOGDANOVICH, PETER BLU RAY – £20.99
Boris Karloff plays an aging horror actor, Byron Orlok,who agrees to make one final final movie. Meanwhile, young war veteran Bobby Thompson grows increasingly frustrated and disillusioned by his life and uses his collection of firearms to go on a killing spree.

As Bobby takes up a position behind the projector of a drive-in cinema Byron may be the only one capable of ending the massacre.

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Italian drama – Martin Eden – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Martin EdenMARTIN EDEN (115) ITALY 2019 MARCELLO, PIETRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Based on Jack London’s novel, set in 20th-century Naples, Martin Eden is a young sailor who falls in love with aristocrat Elena Orsini after saving her brother from a beating. She inspires him to educate himself and he ultimately decides he wants to become a writer.

He pursues his dream despite constant rejection, but his lack of money and lowly class status cause his relationship with Elena to deteriorate before he attains success.

In Italian with English subtitles

Guardian Review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/08/martin-eden-review-thrilling-jack-london

DVD available to buy at –
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Film adaptation of the Hermann Hesse novel – NARZISS UND GOLDMUND/NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND – issued on dvd

Narcissus and GoldmundNARZISS UND GOLDMUND/NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND (15) 2020 GERMANY RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £17.99
Adapted from the Hermann Hesse novel. Two children, Goldmund and Narziss live in a monastery.

As the years pass they become young men and Goldmund realises that the cloister´s inwardly outlook on life does not coincide with his needs. He sets out on a journey full of adventure. Narziss, however finds his fulfilment by staying in the monastery.

Years later Goldmund returns to the monastery after travelling the world and Narcissus is now an abbot. The two men reflect on the past and the bonds that exist between them.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NARZISS UND GOLDMUND

DVD available to buy at –

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Colombian movie -LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL – issued on Blu Ray

LuzLUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL (18) COLOMBIA BLU RAY £17.99
One day in a small religious community a blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy arrives claiming to be the second coming of Christ. However after a number of tragedies befall the community a number of people question the existence of God and the dangers of their blind faith.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Olivier Assayas Film Collection issued on Blu Ray

Films of Olivier AssayasTHE FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (18) FRANCE BLU RAY BOX SET £55.99
Features the films – Désordre/Disorder, L’enfant de l’hiver/Winter’s Child, Irma Vep, Demonlover

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986) – a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed and.

L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD (1989) – Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.

IRMA VEP (1996) – Comedy drama about a Chinese actress playing Irma Vep in a remake of the classic silent film ‘Les Vampires’ and the behaviour of the eccentric director she has to work with

DEMONLOVER (2002) – Thriller set in the cutthroat world of big business.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Four films by Olivier Assayas: Disorder, Winter’s Child, Irma Vep and Demonlover
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films, from 2K restorations supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
Optional English subtitles
Special packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde

DISC 1 – DISORDER/WINTER’S CHILD
Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
Theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

DISC 2 – IRMA VEP
Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon
Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson
Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard
Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas
Black and white rushes
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

DISC 3 – DEMONLOVER
Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
Visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and Charles Berling
SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
Original theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

DVD available to buy from-

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Chilean movie – LOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES – issued on dvd

Strong OnesLOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES (18) 2019 CHILE HIDALGO, OMAR ZÚÑIGA £15.99
Set against the dramatic beauty of southern Chile, student Lucas travels to a remote town to visit his sister.

Here a passionate romance blossoms between Lucas and local fisherman Antonio, despite them having contrasting world views.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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French drama – DEUX/TWO OF US – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Two of UsDEUX/TWO OF US (12A) FRANCE 2019 MENEGHETTI, FILIPPO DVD – £15.99
BLU RAY – £17.99
Elderly neighbours Madeleine Girard and Nina have been in a relationship for two decades,
but Madeleine refuses to form her two adult children about their relationship.

However when Madeleine suffers a heart attack her children become concerned by the overbearing actions of Nina, not knowing that she is Madeleine’s lover.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX-TWO OF US

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX – TWO OF US

LA Times review –

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-02-04/review-two-of-us-french-romantic-drama-barbara-sukowa-martine-chevallier

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German movie – HOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU – issued on dvd

WhyNotYouHOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU (15) 2020 GERMANY ROMEN, EVI £12.99
Aspiring dancer Mario returns to his South Tyrolean village after the death of his friend in a terrorist attack on a gay bar in Rome. However back home he is scorned by his fellow villagers leading him to question his own survival.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Spanish thriller – L’ASSASSINO FANTASMA – available on Blu Ray

Lassassino FantasmaL’ASSASSINO FANTASMA (TBA) 1969 SPAIN SETÓ, JAVIER BLU RAY £24.99
A woman attempts to convince her husband he is insane so she can steal his money and start a new life with his brother with whom she is having an affair.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Alejandro Jodorowsky’s – LA MONTAÑA SAGRADA/HOLY MOUNTAINand EL TOPO – available on dvd and Blu Ray

Holy MountainLA MONTAÑA SAGRADA/HOLY MOUNTAIN (18) 197 3 MEXICO JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO BLU RAY – £22.99
A thief teams up with a group of politicians and industrialists who plan to storm the Holy Mountain and obtain the secret of immortality from its inhabitants.

In Spanish with English subtitles

El TopoEL TOPO (18) 1971 MEXICO JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO BLU RAY – £22.99
Cult spaghetti western Gunslinger El Topo travels the desert with his seven-year-old son. When they come across the scene of a massacre, one of the dying victims tells them that the gang responsible are led by a man known as the Colonel.El Topo sets out to exact vengeance.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Estonian spy thriller – DAWN OF WAR – issued on dvd

Dawn of WarDAWN OF WAR (12) 2020 ESTONIA PAJU, MARGUS £15.99
Set in August 1939, Estonian spy Feliks is tasked with discovering the identity of a Soviet double agent in his department after the head of counter-Soviet intelligence is murdered. However, Feliks soon discovers that his country faces losing its independence as the Soviet Union launches its clandestine plan to annex Estonia following Germany’s invasion of Poland.

In Estonian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French Horror movie -GRAVE/RAW – out on Blu Ray

Raw3GRAVE/RAW FRANCE (18) 2016 DUCOURNAU, JULIA BLU RAY – £29.99
In Justine’s family everyone is a vegetarian, but when she arrives at college, in order to fit in, she takes the challenge to eat raw meat. Initially she becomes unwell but then develops a strange and powerful yearning to consume raw flesh.

In French with English subtitles

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