Danish crima drama – DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON THREE – issued on dvd

Dicte - 3DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON THREE (18) 2016 DENMARK £23.99
All ten episodes from the third season of the Danish crime drama starring Iben Hjejle as crime reporter Dicte Svendsen. With a messy personal life and a recent divorce, Dicte throws herself into her job, priding herself on getting to the bottom of many a mystery. With a nose for a good story, Dicte works alongside detective John Wagner (Lars Brygmann) to investigate serious crimes including political corruption, prostitution and organ trafficking.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured:

‘After the Wedding: Part 1’

‘After the Wedding: Part 2’

‘In Wagner’s Footsteps: Part 1’,

‘In Wagner’s Footsteps: Part 2’,

‘When the Mind Is Ill: Part 1’,

‘When the Mind Is Ill: Part 2’,

‘The Price of Addiction: Part 1’,

‘The Price of Addiction: Part 2’,

‘Every Man Is an Island: Part 1’

‘Every Man Is an Island: Part 2’

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DICHE 2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON ONE (18) DENMARK £18.99
Recently divorce crime reporter Dicte Svendsen personal life is in a mess and to compensate she immerses herself by investigating political corruption and organised crime.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in series one are
‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

 

Dicte - 1DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO (18) DENMARK £24.99
Second series featuring crime reporter Dicte Svendsen

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in Series Two are –
The episodes are: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DICHE 1-2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASONS ONE AND TWO (18) 2014 DENMARK £39.99
All 20 episodes from the first two series of the Danish crime drama.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured –

Season 1: ‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

Season 2: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

 

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German drama – EIN WEG/PATHS -issued on dvd

PathsEIN WEG/PATHS (12) 2017 GERMANY MIERA, CHRIS £15.99
Furniture designer Andreas Haller and florist Martin Winter as they 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.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

 

French thriller – L’AMANT DOUBLE – out on dvd & Blu Ray

L'amant DoubleL’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.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH NOTES TO L’AMANT DOUBLE

ENGLISH NOTES TO L’AMANT DOUBLE

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

Documentary on Jewish refugees – THROUGH LOTTE’S LENS – THE STORY OF THE HITLER ÉMIGRÉS – issued on dvd

Through Lottes LensTHROUGH LOTTE’S LENS – THE STORY OF THE HITLER ÉMIGRÉS (E) 2018 BRITTEN, TONY £12.99
Told through the portal of Austrian portrait photographer; Lotte Meitner-Graf, we find out about ‘Hitler Émigrés’, the refugees – mainly Jewish who escaped the Nazi regime in the 1930s and found refuge in the UK.

Told through the portal of Austrian portrait photographer; Lotte Meitner-Graf, we find out about ‘Hitler Émigrés’, the refugees – mainly Jewish who escaped the Nazi regime in the 1930s and found refuge in the UK.

Although many of the German speaking Jewish refugees where interned on the Isle of Man after war broke out in 1939, they eventual went to enrich the cultural, political and scientific landscape of Post war Britain with a shared a belief in the power of democracy and a loyalty to the country that had welcomed them.

For more information about the photographer Lotte Meitner-Graf, please visit http://www.lottemeitnergraf.com

 

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

French drama – APRÈS LE SUD/HEAT WAVE – out on dvd.

heat waveAPRÈS 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.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH FILMS NOTES TO APRÈS LE SUD

 

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Dominique Choisy’s debut film – MA VIE AVEC JAMES DEAN – is out on dvd

My Life With James DeanMA 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Jean-Luc Godard’s – WEEKEND – re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

WeekendWEEKEND (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.

This comedy follows bourgeois couple Roland and Corinne Durand as they take a trip into the country. However, their journey is anything but peaceful as they join an endless traffic jam punctuated with the carnage of violent road accidents.

When they finally arrive at Corrine’s parents’ house to secure her inheritance, they are greeted with an unwanted surprise. When they attempt to leave, the couple discover French society has collapsed and they are captured by revolutionary cannibals.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

French movie – PLANETARIUM/SUMMONING – is out on dvd

SUMMONINGPLANETARIUM/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.

In French with English subtitles
FRENCH NOTES TO PLANETARIUM

ENGLISH NOTES TO PLANETARIUM

 

DVD available to buy from-

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

 

 

 

 

German drama – WESTERN – released on dvd

WesternWESTERN (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.

In German with English subtitles

New York Times Review –

Sight and Sound review – https://www.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/western-valeska-grisebach-german-labourers-bulgaria

GERMAN NOTES TO WESTERN

ENGLISH NOTES TO WESTERN

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Spanish drama -MEMORIAS DE LO QUE NO FUE/BOY UNDONE – available on dvd

Boy UndoneMEMORIAS 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.

However one of the men wakes up the next day with 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.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/spanish-latin-american-films-on-dvd

 

Some new Japanese dvd releases – summer 2018

blameBLAME! (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.

In Japaneses with English subtitles
cureCURE (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.

In Japaneses with English subtitles

LU OVER THE WALLLU OVER THE WALL (PG) 2017 JAPAN YUASA, MASAAKI £17.99
Middle school pupils Kai, meets a mermaid named Lu in this anime movie.

In Japaneses with English subtitles

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Place Promised in Our EarlyTHE 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.

In Japaneses with English subtitles
PRINCESS ARETEPRINCESS 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.

In Japaneses with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at
http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/japanese-films-on-dvd

Some new South Korean dvds – summer 2018

GiftedGIFTED (15) 2014 KOREA JUHN, JAI-HONG £12.99
After losing his job as a car insurance salesman and splitting up with his fiancée, Min-soo  enters into a life of crime and begins helping his former partner’s brother steal cars. However, when a job goes awry one night, Min-soo ends up killing someone and soon develops an insatiable appetite for violence and murder.

In Korean with English subtitles

irisIRIS – THE MOVIE (15) 2010 KOREA KIM, KYOO-TAE/YANG, YUN-HO DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £17.99
A member of South Korean National Security Service defects to North Korea and is pitted against his friends in the south.

In Korean with English subtitles

Available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/korean-thai-vietnamese-films-on-dvd

Fatih Akin’s movie – AUS DEM NICHTS/IN THE FADE – released on dvd

In the FadeAUS 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

In German with English subtitles

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO AUS DEM NICHTS

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO AUS DEM NICHTS

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/german-films-on-dvd

Czech animated film – THE ODDSOCKEATERS – out on dvd

OddsockeatersTHE 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.

In Czech with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/russian-and-eastern-european-films-on-dvd

 

Icelandic coming-of-age drama -HEARTSTONE – issued on dvd

HeartstoneHEARTSTONE (15) 2016 ICELAND GUÐMUNDSSON, GUÐMUNDUR ARNAR £15.99
Coming-of-age drama set in a remote, coastal community. Best friends Þór and Kristján  try to escape their families and the boredom of their small village, Þór strikes up the courage to pursue a romance with Beta  while Kristján wrestles with his own fluctuating feelings for his best friend.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd