Two Andrey Zvyagintsev films – RETURN & BANISHMENT – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

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

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.

In Russian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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SCREEN ICONS: CATHERINE DENEUVE – boxset issued on dvd

Catherine DeneuveSCREEN ICONS: CATHERINE DENEUVE (18) FRANCE £33.99
Five films starring French screen goddess Catherine Denueve.

Collection contains the following films –

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (U) 1964 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

BELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS
Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.

PEAU D’ÂNE/DONKEY SKIN (PG) 1970 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES
Fairytale about a King (Jean Marais) who is distraught at the death of his wife (Catherine Deneuve), and promises never to marry anyone less beautiful than her. But when he is compelled to marry his own daughter (also Deneuve), her fairy godmother manages to save her from this incestuous fate by making her demand impossible gifts, including a suit of clothes made from the skin of a magical donkey that ensures the land’s prosperity.

MANON 70‘ 1968

Screen version of the 18th century French novel and the 19th century Italian opera ‘Manon Lescaut’. Deneuve plays the confused Manon, torn between a young but penniless lover and an older, richer suitor whose generosity she finds very tempting.

MA SAISON PREFEREE  1993
Catherine Deneuve and Daniel Auteuil star as middle-aged siblings looking after their dying mother.

In French with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASES ON DVD FOR APRIL/MAY 2018

27: GONE TOO SOON (15) 2017 NAPIER-BELL, SIMON £15.99
Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27. Through interviews with people who knew them, as well as medical experts, this documentary tries to find an answer.
50 YEARS LEGAL (TBA) 2017 NAPIER-BELL, SIMON £15.99
50 years since homosexuality’s was decriminalisation in 1967, leading activists and commentators explore the influence of gay culture on society.
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12) 2017 DEAN, ALEXANDRA £15.99
Biographical documentary about the life and career of enigmatic Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood film star, who also pioneered sophisticated technology which is now used in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
CIVILISATIONS (15) 2018 DVD – £16.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga present this nine-part BBC series which looks at the history of art across the world.
EARTH – ONE AMAZING DAY (U) 2017 WEBBER P/DALE R./LIXIN, F DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY £29.99
Robert Redford narrates this documentary which begins with the sunrise and ends with the sunset, looking and a whole host of creatures over one whole day.
THE FINAL REEL (E) 2016 BLAGROVE, JONATHAN £10.99
An affectionate look, from silent cinema to modern multiplexes, at our obsession with cinema.
HUMAN FLOW (12A) 2017 WEIWEI , AI £13.99
German documentary focusing on the current refugee crisis and the influx of people seeking sanctuary from all around the globe.

With increasing pressures from war, political change or religious radicalisation, now more people than ever look to escape their dangerous surroundings and begin a new life away from persecution. Footage shows how aid workers receive the refugees and their reasons for fleeing their home countries.
MY GENERATION (12) 2016 BATTY, DAVID DVD – £16.99 BLU RAY £26.99
Narrator Michael Caine recounts his personal experiences of the rise of pop culture in 1960s London. Accompanied by 1960s archive footage, the film featuring contributions from icons such as Joan Collins, Roger Daltrey, Lulu and Paul McCartney.
POMPEII (E) 2018 £11.99
Mary Beard presents this documentary about the catastrophic events of Pompeii and the secrets that the site still holds today.

QUEERAMA (158) 2017 ASQUITH, DAISY 19.99
Featuring footage from 1919 onwards the film looks at the steady progress of LGBTQ rights in Britain and the changes in the lives of those affected.
ROLLING STONE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE (E) 2017 FOSTER, B/GIBNEY, A £22.99
A look at the music magazine ‘Rolling Stone’, which was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner and for 50 years was a cultural force that helped shape America and the Baby Boomer generation.
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (12) 2016 SCHRADER, MATT £15.99
A look at creation and production of a film’s music score, exploring the music behind the likes of the ‘James Bond’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ series.
WALK WITH ME (E) 2017 MARC,F./PUGH, M £17.99
Documentary following a rural French community of Buddhists, let by 90-year-old Vietnamese exile, Thich Nhát Hanh, who is credited with introducing the practice of mindfulness to the West.

 

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

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

Some teaching resources to the film – TSCHICK (GOODBYE BERLIN)

Goodbye BerlinTSCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY  AKIN,  FATIH   £19.99
 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel.  In this coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure. 
In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

LINK TO GERMAN FILM RESOUCES

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/online-resources-listed-by-film#TOC-GERMAN-DVDS

Experimental artist Gustav Deutsch movie – SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY – out on Dual Format DVD/BLU RAY

ShirleySHIRLEY: 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.

Shirley’s reflective and contemplative inner monologues cover her involvement in three decades of political, social and cultural upheaval that changed a country and its people forever. Pearl Harbour and WWII, the atomic bomb and the “conquest of space”, McCarthyism and the Cold War, the assassination of JFK and the start of the Vietnam War, Billie Holiday and the Southern blues, Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll, and finally Martin Luther King and the March on Washington.

Presented as a series of nearly static tableaux’s, with stunning cinematography from Jerzy Palacz, Shirley: Visions of Reality is an experimental tour-de-force.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Limited French collection – SACHA GUITRY: FOUR FILMS 1936-1938 – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Sacha GuitrySACHA 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), Mon père avait raison/My Father Was Right (1936), Faisons un rêve../Let’s Dream (1936) and Remontons les Champs-Élysées/Up the Champs-Élysées.

In French with English subtitles

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.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [2000 copies]

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles

Two French television documentaries: Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) and Thèmes et variations du cinéma: Guitry (1967)

An interview with Guitry from the 1959 television series Magazine du théâtre

60-page limited edition book featuring new writing on the films

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Michael Haneke’s – HAPPY END – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Happy EndHAPPY 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.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN boxset issued in dual format dvd and Blu Ray

JEAN-LUC GODARDJEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY – £59.99
Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Featrures – Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968), British Sounds (1970), Le Vent D’est (1970), Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).
UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES (1968) – Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers’ and students’ protests.

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

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

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

VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) – The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively

Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentation of all films
Original uncompressed monaural audio
Optional English subtitles
A Conversation with JLG – Interview with Jean-Luc Godard from 2010 by Dominique Maillet and Pierre-Henri Gibert
Michael Witt on Godard, Gorin and the Dziga Vertov Group – Professor Witt, author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian, takes an in-depth look at the films and filmmakers of this collection
“Schick After-Shave” – a 1971 commercial by Godard
Newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
A 60-page full-colour booklet featuring a revised version of a lengthy essay by Michael Witt never before published in English; vintage texts by Godard appearing in English for the first time; archival interviews with Godard and Gorin; and a copious selection of stills from the films.

 

DVD available to buy at –

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German experimental horror film – DER TODESKING – issued on Blu Ray

TodeskingDER 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.

In German with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Commentary: Jörg Buttgereit (Director), Franz Rodenkirchen (Writer)

Making Of Documentary

Other Documentary: ‘From Bundy to Lautréamont’, ‘Corpse F*****g Art’, ‘Der Gollob’

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Indian silent classic issued by the BFI – SHIRAZ: A ROMANCE OF INDIA – Dual Format Dvd/Blu Ray £19.99

SHIRAZSHIRAZ: 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.

The film’s producer, HimansuRai, also stars as humble potter Shiraz, who follows his childhood sweetheart Selimawhen she is sold by slave traders to the future emperor Selima catches the eye of the prince but finds a bitter rival in an ambitious favourite from his harem. Shiraz, meanwhile, is fated to design the queen’s iconic mausoleum.

Shot entirely in India, featuring lavish costumes and gorgeous settings –including the extraordinary fort at Agra –this treasure is available on Blu-ray for the first time with a new 4k restoration by the BFI National Archive and a stunning new score from world-renowned sitar player and composer AnoushkaShankar.

Special features

•Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition

•Restoration Demonstration (2017, 2 mins)

•Temples of India (1938, Hans M Nieter, 10 mins): Indian travelogue featuring beautiful colour footage of the Taj Mahal shot by Jack Cardiff

•Musical Instrument of India (1944, 12 mins): public information film made by the Government of India to promote Indian arts and culture

•Illustrated booklet with essays by Bryony Dixon,

•Production:Germany, India, UK | 1928 | back & white | 105 minutes | silent with English intertitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | BD50: 1080p, 24fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/24-bit) region Free | DVD9: PAL, 25fps, PCM 2.0 stereo audio (48kHz/16-bit), region 0

DVD available to buy at –

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Japanese action movie – RE:BORN – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

ReBornRE: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.

In Japanese with English subtitles

Special features

1080p presentation on the Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD
Optional English subtitles
A short introduction from the filmmakers
Trailer

DVD available to buy at
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Italian crime series – GOMORRAH SEASON 3– out on dvd

Gomorrah 3GOMORRAH: 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.

Set in the backstreets of where organised crime is big business, the show follows the fortunes of warring crime families as they compete for underworld supremacy. In this season, Genny (Esposito) takes control of the family following his father’s death while Ciro (D’Amore) runs into trouble with a mobster’s son.

GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASONS ONE, TWO  AND THREE  (15)  ITALY £39.99

In Italian with English subtitles

GOMORRAHGOMORRAH (15) 2004 ITALY £29.99
All 12 episodes from the Italian crime drama starring Marco D’Amore and Fortunato Cerlino. Set in the back streets of Naples where organised crime is big business, Ciro di Marzio (D’Amore) seizes the opportunity to take over as mob boss when Pietro Savastano (Cerlino) is arrested and sent to prison.

The episodes are: ‘Il Clan Dei Savastano’, ‘Ti Fidi Di Me?’, ‘L’omm ‘e Casa’, ‘Sangue Africano’, ‘Il Ruggito Della Leonessa’, ‘Roulette Spagnola’, ‘Imma Contro Tutti’, ‘La Scheda Bianca’, ‘Gelsomina Verde’, ‘Ora Facciamo I Conte’, ‘Cento Modi Per Uccidere’ and ‘Gli Immortali’.

In Italian with English subtitles

Gomorrah2GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO (15) 2016 ITALY £28.99
Second season of the Italian crime drama set in Naples where warring crime families compete for underworld supremacy.
 

The episodes are: ‘My Life’, ‘Blood and Tears’, ‘Mea Culpa’, ‘Hyena Scent’, ‘Eyes to Eyes’, ‘O Track’, ‘The Prince and the Dwarf’, ‘Divide and Conquer’, ‘Seven Years’, ‘Ghosts’, ‘In Joy and Sorrow’ and ‘The End of the Day’.

 

GOMORRAH: THE COMPLETE SEASONS ONE AND TWO (15) 2016 ITALY £38.99

GOMORRAH

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s movies re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

LE CORBEAULE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE   HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT £17.99 

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.

In French with English subtitles

  FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

  ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

  GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

PrisonnièreLA 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 .

In French with English subtitles

 

Quai Des OrfevresQUAI 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.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

Other movies by Henri-Georges Clouzot available on dvd

L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21/MURDERER LIVES AT 21 (12) 1942 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from ‘Monsieur Durand’ at the scene of each crime.

LES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic Noir thriller.

HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (E) 2009 FRANCE BROMBERG,S/MEDREA, R BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
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

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO INFERNO

LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR/THE WAGES OF FEAR (PG) 1953 FRANCE B/W CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET £19.99
Yves Montant stars in this compelling adventure thriller about two sets of rival truckers moving nitroglycerine through the heat of the jungle and across the dangerous mountain roads of the Andes.

DVD available to buy at –

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French romance – EMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU – out on dvd

Kissing YouEMBRASSE-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?

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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