About julianwhiting

After obtaining a language degree many moons ago I went on to work at the largest UK language bookshop in London. In the 1990s I formed J Whiting Books. From the start the aim was to promote foreign languages and cultures, by selling books and dvds. J Whiting books has now been selling books and dvds for over 20 years, supplying individuals and institutions Worldwide. Worldonlinecinema.com is our internet presence, promoting and selling World Cinema titles, British Cinema on Dvd, Documentaries on Dvd and Literature on Dvd Our mission is to celebrate cultural diversity and bring a wider understanding of culture, gender and race.

Some Louis Malle collections due out this summer on dvd and Blu Ray

Au-Revoir-Les-EnfantsTHE LOUIS MALLE COLLECTION (TBA) FRANCE DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY – £79.99
Collection of ten films directed by French film-maker Louis Malle. Features – Lift to the Scaffold (1958), The Lovers (1958), Zazie Dans Le Métro (1960), Le Feu Follet (1963), Le Souffle Au Coeur/murmur of the Heart (1971), Lacome, Lucien (1974), Black Moon (1975),My Dinner with Andre (1981), Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987), and Milou En Mai/milou in May.

ASCENSEUR POUR L’ÉCHAFAUD/LIFT TO THE SCAFFOLD 1958
Malle’s debut feature is a tense thriller starring Jeanne Moreau and Julian Tavernier

LES AMANTS/LOVERS 1958
Jeanne Moreau stars as a middle-class wife and mother who is bored with her life. But she is awakened when she meets Bernard a younger man with whom she embarks on an affair.

ZAZIE DANS LE MÉTRO (1960)
Ten-year-old Zazie wants to ride on the Paris Métro during her holidays. But trouble erupts when the metro is hit by a 24 hour strike.

LE FEU FOLLET (1963)
Suicidal man spends 24 hours wandering through Paris and visiting old friends one last time, hoping to find some meaning to life and a reason to go on living.

LE SOUFFLE AU COEUR/MURMUR OF THE HEART (1971)
Set in 1954 the film combines elements of comedy, drama, and autobiography in a candid portrait of a precocious adolescent boy’s sexual awakening.

LACOME, LUCIEN (1974)
One of the first French films to deal with the collaboration during the Nazi occupation.

BLACK MOON (1975)
Teenager Lily finds herself in a world where there is an ongoing war between males and females and flees to the countryside to escape.

MY DINNER WITH ANDRE (1981)
Film set during a dinner conversation between theatre director Andre Gregory and actor-playwright Wallace Shawn, two friends who are catching up with each other after six years without contact.

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (1987)
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.

MILOU EN MAI/MILOU IN MAY (1990)
Set to the back drop of political upheaval of 1968 France, a family squabble over the estate of a deceased relative.

MALLE DOCTHE LOUIS MALLE DOCUMENTARY COLLECTION (TBA) FRANCE £69.99
Features – Vive le tour (1962), Phantom India (1969), Calcutta (1969), A Human Condition (1974), Place de la République (1974), God’s Country (1985) and And the Pursuit of Happiness (1986).

VIVE LE TOUR (1962) follows the riders of the Tour de France in 1962.

PHANTOM INDIA (1969) is a seven-part series in which Malle travels around India.

CALCUTTA (1969) consists of visuals of the Indian city Calcutta

A HUMAN CONDITION (1974) depicts the production of Citroen cars at a factory in northern France.

PLACE DE LA RÉPUBLIQUE (1974) documents the many individuals who spend their days in the Place de la République in Paris.

GOD’S COUNTRY (1985) focuses on the town of Glencoe, Minnesota and its struggling farming community.

…AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS (1986) Malle examines the experiences of immigrants in the US in the 1980s.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
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.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.


FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVD available to buy at –

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Some recent English language dvd releases

A MONSTER CALLS (15) 2016  BAYONA,J.A.   £19.99
  Based on the bestselling fantasy novel by Siobhan Dowd and Patrick Ness. Conor, is beset by dreams since his mun fell ill.  However one night he wakes from his dreams to find a visitor at his window. The visitor is an ancient tree monster which helps Conor face his problems.
AMERICAN HONEY (15) 2016   ARNOLD, ANDREA £19.99
  Disillusioned teenager Star (Sasha Lane) meets charismatic salesman Jake (Shia LaBeouf), and joins him as they travel across America selling subscriptions and partying hard.
AMERICAN PASTORAL (15) 2016  MCGREGOR, EWAN £19.99
  Ewan McGregor directs and stars in this drama based on the novel by Philip Roth. The film charts the life of Jewish American businessman, and former standout athlete, Seymour ‘Swede’ Levov (McGregor) whose life begins to unravel during the social and political upheaval of the 1960s.
ARRIVAL (12) 2016  VILLENEUVE, DENIS DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
 A mysterious alien spaceship land on Earth and an American linguistics professor finds herself working with the army to decode the aliens’ communications.
BLACKBIRD (PG) 2013  CHAMBERS, JAMIE £15.99
 Young Scottish folk singer Ruadhan  becomes increasingly disillusioned with the modernisation of the small fishing village he’s always called home.
CHI-RAQ (15) 2016 USA LEE, SPIKE   £14.99
  Spike Lee directs this satirical musical drama based on the classical Greek comedy ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes but set among gangs in present day Chicago.
ETHEL & ERNEST (PG) 216  MAINWOOD, ROGER £19.99
 Hand-drawn animation filmfollows four decades in the lives of an ordinary couple living in London.  Based on the autobiographical novel by Raymond Briggs.
FENCES (12) 2016  WASHINGTON, DENZEL £19.99
 Drama adapted from August Wilson’s play about a working-class African-American former baseball player struggling to come to terms with events which led him to take up a job as a waste collector in 1950s Pittsburgh.
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN (15) 2016   TAYLOR, TATE £19.99
  Emily Blunt stars in this adaption of  Paula Hawkins’ psychological thriller.
GUERRILLA (15) 2016 UK   £24.99
  Six-part miniseries starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto which chronicles the British Black Power movements of the 1970s.
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT (18) 2014  SAFDIE, BEN AND JOSHUA £15.99 
Powerful drama based on the unpublished memoir of actress Arielle Holmes about her life as a heroin addict living on the streets of New York.
HELL OR HIGH WATER (15) 2016   MACKENZIE, DAVID   £19.99
  Divorced father and his ex-con brother Tanner stage a string of carefully planned bank robberies in a desperate attempt to save their family’s West Texas farm from bank foreclosure. Ageing Texas Ranger Marcus (Jeff Bridges) is assigned to investigate the crimes.
HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (12) 2016   WAITITI, TAIKA   £17.99  
Sam Neill and Julian Dennison star in this comedy drama based on Barry Crump’s novel ‘Wild Pork and Watercress’.
KING CHARLES III (12) 2017  GOOLD, RUPERT £19.99
  Adapted from Mike Bartlett’s play which stars Tim Pigott-Smith as Prince Charles becomes king following the death of his mother Queen Elizabeth II.
LA LA LAND (12) 2016   CHAZELLE, DAMIEN £19.99
 Romantic musical about a jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) and an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) who are  down on their luck in Los Angeles.
LOVING (15) 2016 NICHOLS,  JEFF £19.99
  Historical drama about an interracial couple who defy state laws to marry in 1950s Virginia.
MANCHESTER BY THE SEA (15) 2016  LONERGAN,  KENNETH     £15.99
  After the sudden death of his brother, Lee (Ben Affleck)  reluctantly becomes the guardian of his brother’s teenage son Patrick and has to  grapple with this new role in already complicated life.
MOANA (PG) 2016     CLEMENTS, P./MUSKER, J.   £19.99
   Disney animated adventure about a fiery ocean demon which threatens Princess Moana’s peaceful island home.
MOONLIGHT (15) 2016  JENKINS, BARRY  DVD –  £15.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
  Set in a rough Miami neighbourhood, the film chronicles, from early life to young adulthood, the life of poor African-American Chiron.   Chiron is a small withdrawn boy who is bullied at school and who falls under the wings of  drug dealer Juan.  Juan tries to help Chiron  not to accept his lot in life.
NOCTURNAL ANIMALS (15) 2016   FORD , TOM   £19.99
 Thriller adapted from Austin Wright’s novel. Years after leaving her first husband, Susan Morrow  receives a letter asking her to read the manuscript of his first novel. Although worried that reading the book may unearth unpleasant memories long forgotten, Susan reluctantly begins to read.
PATERSON (15) 2016  JARMUSCH, JIM   £19.99
   New Jersey bus driver Paterson has a hidden talent for writing poetry. Following the same routine each day, Paterson uses his observations  as inspiration for his writing and is reluctant to publish his work as this might change his comfortable world.
SILENCE (15) 2016   SCORSESE, MARTIN   £15.99
  17th century Jesuit priests travel to Japan to spread their faith against the backdrop of  a Japanese government wishing to suppress any kind of western influences.  After the priests face persecution and witness the torture of their followers they question their own believes.
SIX PLAYS BY ALAN BENNETT: THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) £24.99
 Collection of six plays written by Alan Bennett and produced by Stephen Frears. The set consists of – ‘Me! I’m Afraid of Virginia Woolf’ (1978), ‘Doris and Doreen’ (1978), ‘The Old Crowd’ (1979), ‘One Fine Day’ (1979),  ‘Afternoon Off’ (1979) and ‘All Day On the Sands’ (1979).
SNOWDEN (15) 2016   STONE, OLIVER     £19.99
 Biographical thriller about the  whistleblower Edward Snowden
STOCKHOLM, MY LOVE (PG) 2016 UK   COUSINS, MARK  DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £19.99 
  The film follows the footsteps of Alva Achebe, a Swedish architect fascinated by the way buildings influence lives but haunted by a tragic event from her past. Cousins and award-winning cinematographer Christopher Doyle filmed on the streets of the Swedish capital to create a visually stunning work about loss and rejuvenation, which marks the acting debut of acclaimed
SULLY – MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12) 2016 EASTWOOD, CLINT £19.99
    Tom Hanks stars as pilot’Sully’ in this true story of the pilot who successfully landed his passenger plane on the Hudson River.
SWALLOWS AND AMAZONS (PG) 2016  LOWTHORPE, PHILIPPA £19.99  
Family adventure adapted from Arthur Ransome’s classic novel set in the 1920s.
T2 TRAINSPOTTING (18) UK  BOYLE, DANNY £19.99
 Sequel to the critically acclaimed 1995 film starring Ewan McGregor.
THE WARSAW GHETTO (15) 2009     HARRISON, JOHN KENT   £12.99
   Based on the true story of German nurse and social worker Irena Sendler, who provides aid to Poles in German occupied Poland.
THE WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION (15) 2016    £19.99
  Toby Jones, Andrea Riseborough, Billy Howle and Kim Cattrall star in this BBC adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime story.
WIENER-DOG (15) 2016  SOLONDZ, TODD   £15.99
  Comedy following a loveable Dachshund as it travels around the country, changing the lives of a number of very different owners along the way.

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

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

Marcel Ophuls – LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY – re-issued on dvd

Sorrow and the PityLE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969 OPHULS, MARCEL £19.99
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.

Originally made for French television in 1969, documenting the Nazi occupation of France from 1940 to 1944.

The film uses propagandist newsreels and footage of Maurice Chevalier singing for the German troops, personal interviews with French Resistance fighters, former German officers, government officials, spies, war veterans and ordinary citizens.

Focusing on the occupation of one small French industrial city, Clermont-Ferand, the film asks probing questions about the anti-Semitism and xenophobia prevalent in French society at the time.

The film was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 1972.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Some other films French DVDs set during the occupation of France in World War Two

L’ARMEE DU CRIME/ARMY OF CRIME (15) 2009 FRANCE GUEDIGUIAN, ROBERT DVD – £15.99
French World War II drama chronicling the famous 1944 ‘Red Poster’ case, in which a group of foreign partisans defied French apathy to form their own resistance against the Nazi occupation.
L’ARMEE DES OMBRES/ARMY OF SHADOWS (12) 1969 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P. DVD – £17.99
Based on the Joseph Kessel novel the film is one of the greatest and the most authentic film portrayals of the French Resistance.
LES AMOURS SECRÈTES (12) 2010 FRANCE PHELIZON, FRANCK £12.99
A Jewish man, reflects on the Second World War through his sister’s diary written in 1942 in Nazi-occupied France.
AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, L. £19.99
Wartime drama set in a wintry catholic boarding school. The film probes the relationship between a young student and his reserved new Jewish classmate, who is hiding from the Germans.
BELLE ET SEBASTIAN (PG) 2013 FRANCE VANIER, NICOLAS £19.99
Adventure film set in the French Alps in 1943. Based on the Cécile Aubry’s novel about a young boy who befriends a dog. The film is an odyssey of a little boy searching for his mother, of an old man searching for his past, a Resistance fighter searching for love and a German officer searching for forgiveness.
BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE /BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES (PG) 2015 DUGUAY,CHRISTIAN £19.99
Family adventure sequel, World War Two has ended and the villagers in the French Alps are rejoicing, however 10-year-old Sébastien (Félix Bossuet) learns that his friend Angelina (Margaux Châtelier) has gone missing after a plane crash and he sets off on a dangerous quest to save her with his dog Belle.
LE CHANT DES MARIÉES /THE WEDDING SONG (15) 2008 FRANCE ALBO, KARIN U IN ARABIC & FRENCH DVD – £15.99
Drama set during World War Two, following two women who try to maintain their friendship under difficult circumstances. Nour and Myriam, an Arab and a Jew who have been best pals since childhood, find their lives in turmoil as the Nazis gain control over Tunis
LE CHAGRIN ET LA PITIÉ/SORROW AND THE PITY (E) FRANCE 1969 OPHULS, MARCEL DVD – £19.99
Film combines interviews with archive footage to explore the reality of occupation of the industrial city Clermont-Ferrand by the Germans in World War Two.
LE DERNIER MÉTRO/LAST METRO (PG) FRANCE 1980 TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS DVD – £15.99
Depardieu and Deneuve in a wartime story of a theatre troupe whose Jewish director must stay hidden from the Gestapo.
DIPLOMATIE/DIPLOMACY (12) 2014 FRANCE SCHLÖNDORFF, V. £19.99
World War Two in occupied Paris and Adolf Hitler’s has ordered the destruction of many of the city’s famous landmarks. Swedish diplomat Raoul Nordling tries to stall the German action while waiting for the Allied forces to save the city.
ELLE S’APPELAIT SARAH/SARAH’S KEY (12) 2010 FRANCE PAQUET-BRENNER, GILLES DVD – £17.99
A Jewish girl’s story opens wounds from France’s wartime past. Living in Paris while her architect husband Bertrand (Frederic Pierrot) restores his family’s apartment block, writer Julia Jarmond (Kristin Scott Thomas) stumbles across the wartime history of the block’s original Jewish owners, who were arrested by the Vichy government as part of the notorious Vel’ d’Hiv Roundup of 1942 and forced to sell their property. As the story unfolds, Julia becomes increasingly haunted by the fate of ten-year-old Sarah Starzynski (Melusine Mayance), who, after being detained, escapes in a desperate attempt to return to the block where she has secretly hidden her younger brother.
ENFANTS DU PARADIS (PG) 1945 FRANCE B/W CARNE, MARCEL DVD – £19.99
Marcel Carne’s greatest work was made in German-occupied France during the 2nd World War. The story intertwines the fates of four men who love one woman in 1820s Paris. The central figure of the film, Garance, has also been likened to a symbol of a liberated France, a woman who will never be dominated.
LA FILLE DU PUISATIER/THE WELL-DIGGER’S DAUGHTER (PG) 2011 FRANCE AUTEUIL, DANIEL DVD – £19.99
Based on the Marcel Pagnol novel set in Provence during the First World War
INDIGÈNES/DAYS OF GLORY (12) 2006 FRANCE BOUCHAREB, R. DVD – £19.99
This award-winning film shows WWII through the eyes of four North African soldiers fighting for the French army during the German occupation.
LA GRANDE VADROUILLE (PG) 1966 FRANCE OURY, GERARD DVD – £15.99
French wartime comedy farce.
LAISSEZ PASSER (12) 2002 FRANCE BERTRAND TAVERNIER DVD – £19.99
Acclaimed true-life tale of French Resistance sympathisers working in the movies during World War Two.
LUCIE AUBRAC (15) 1997 FRANCE BERRI, CLAUDE DVD – £19.99
A beautiful romance in the Second World War, based on a true story, about a
woman trying to rescue her husband, a betrayed resistance member from prison. Only available in the Claude Berri DVD Collection (Jean de Florette, Manon des Sources, Germinal and Lucie Aubrac).
RÉSISTANCE : THE COMPLETE SERIES (12) 2015 FRANCE £24.99
Six-part French drama series set in Paris in 1940. 17-year-old Lili Franchet (Pauline Burlet) and her young friends band together to oppose the Nazi occupation by producing and distributing the underground ‘Resistance’ newspaper and freeing captive soldiers.
A SECRET (15) 2007 FRANCE MILLER,CLAUDE DVD – £19.99
Adaptation of Philippe Grimbert’s bestselling novel, this film is a compelling account of a 15-year- old boy who unearths a shocking family secret.Spanning half a century, the film’s multi-layered narrative revolves around a Jewish family torn asunder during the impending German occupation of France during World War II.
LE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG) 1949 FRANCE MELVILLE, J.P.
DVD – £19.99
Melville’s debut film is an adaptation of the novella by French resistance author Vercors, which was clandestinely written in 1942 during the Nazi occupation of France in WWII
UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S’EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W BRESSON, ROBERT DVD – £19.99
Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II
UN HÉROS TRÈS DISCRET/SELF MADE HERO (15) 1996 FRANCE AUDIARD, JACQUES £19.99
Comedy-drama set in the winter of 1944.
VICTOR YOUNG PEREZ/SURVIVING AUSCHWITZ (15) 2013 FRANCE OUANICHE, JACQUES £15.99
Biopic about the young Jewish Tunisian boxer ‘Young’ Perez (Brahim Asloum) who went on to become a world flyweight champion but was arrested in Paris in 1943 and sent to Auschwitz to serve as a slave labourer and box for the viewing pleasure of the SS.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

DVD available to buy at –

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

German film – JONATHAN – issued on dvd

JonathanJONATHAN (18) 2016 GERMANY LEWANDOWSKI, PIOTR J. £15.99
Jonathan is caring for his dying father whilst running the family farm. As the two talk about his father’s past Jonathan finds out more than he expected when his former lover Ron appears at their home to say his final goodbyes.

This sends the 18-year-old on a journey to uncover his family’s complicated and secretive history as he tries to understand more about his father’s life and come to terms with his death.

 

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Russian film – THE STUDENT – released on dvd

studentTHE STUDENT (15) 2016 RUSSIA SEREBRENNIKOV, KIRILL £15.99

Troubled teenager and devout Christian convinces his conservative school principal to included creationism in biology lessons to the chagrin of the atheist teacher Elena.

In Russian with English subtitles

 

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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

Two new Korean films issued on dvd

Age of ShadowsAGE OF SHADOWS (15) 2016 KOREA JEE-WOON, KIM £19.99
Thriller set in 1920s Seoul, the film follows Korean-born Japanese agent Lee Jeong-chool as he attempts to uncover members of the Korean resistance.

However as Lee closes in on the resistance fighter Kim Woo-jin, Lee comes under the spell of charismatic Kim.

In Korean with English subtitles

AsuraASURA: THE CITY OF MADNESS (18) 2016 KOREA SUNG-SU, KIM £19.99
Detective Do-kyung Han has an sick wife and takes bribes from the corrupt city mayor to pay for her medical treatment. However, as the mayor comes under investigation, Han needs to stay on step ahead of the investigators.

In Korean with English subtitles

Available to buy at –

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

 

 

Italian film – FAI BEI SOGNI/SWEET DREAMS – available on dvd

Sweet DreamsFAI 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

In Italian with English subtitles.

 

Swedish crime series – MIDNIGHT SUN – released on dvd

Midnight SunMIDNIGHT SUN (15) 2016 SWEDEN £29.99
All eight episodes from the Swedish crime drama. French detective Kahina Zadi travels from Paris a remote mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the murder, by a serial killer, of a French citizen.

Zadi teams up with the local chief prosecutor in the hope she can close the case quickly. However, when more bodies begin appearing in the small town it soon becomes clear the team are dealing with a sadistic serial killer as a much wider conspiracy is revealed.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

 

Danish comedy – KLOWN – available on dvd

KlownKLOWN (18) 2010 DENMARK NØRGAARD, MIKKEL £15.99
Feature-length spin-off of the Danish comedy series. To prove his parenting skills to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank takes his 12-year-old nephew along for a canoeing weekend. Also on the trip is Frank’s friend Casper.

However Casper is more concerned about meeting women and having a good time than canoeing.

The three in visiting exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison in this portrait of friendship.

In Danish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Dutch series – BLACK WIDOW – released in dvd

Black WidowBLACK WIDOW: SERIES 1 (15) 2010 NETHERLANDS £23.99
Three women are gathered at a cabin with their three colleague husbands when they watch the men blow up in the boat just going out fishing. A police man investigates the widows, who will have to try to explain what happened.

Series One Episodes are: ‘The Beginning’, ‘Unpleasant Surprises’, ‘Under Pressure’, ‘Confrontations’, ‘Mutual Distrust’, ‘No Going Back’, ‘At the Top of the Crime’ and ‘The Moment of Truth’.

Black Widow 2BLACK WIDOW: SERIES 2 (15) 2013 NETHERLANDS £29.99
Features the episodes – ‘With a Vengeance’, ‘Back By Popular Demand’, ‘On the Fatalities List’, ‘Search for the Truth’, ‘Hard Times’, ‘Who Is Next?’, ‘Right to Silence’, ‘Guardian Angel’, ‘Out of Control’ and ‘Deep Trouble’.

In Dutch with Engish subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Lasse Hallström’s – MY LIFE AS A DOG – re-issued on dual format

My Life As a DogMY LIFE AS A DOG (PG) SWEDEN 1985 HALLSTROM, LASSE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £19.99
Based on the novel by Reidar Jonsson, the film follows troubled 12-year-old Ingemar growing up in 1950’s Sweden.

After his mother falls ill, Ingemar is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle in the country. Here with the help of friends he comes to term with her mothers illness.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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DARK WATER – re-issued in a Dual Format set

Dark WaterDARK WATER (15) 2002 JAPAN NAKATA, HIDEO DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Supernatural horror movie from the director of the Ring.

Yoshimi, is a recently-divorced working mother with a history of mental heath issues. Having won the custody battle for her five-year-old daughter, Ikuko, she moves with her daughter into a new apartment.

But it isn’t long before strange occurrences begin. Yoshimi’s already precarious grip on her sanity gives way completely.

In Japanese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at
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NEW DOCUMENTARIES RELEASES ON DVD FOR JUNE 2017

 

JERRY GARCIA AND THE U.S. COUNTERCULTURE (E) 2017 £15.99
Documentary focusing on the American counterculture movement of the 1960s.
LETTERS FROM BAGHDAD (PG) 2016 KRAYENBUHL,S/OELBAUM, Z £15.99
Tilda Swinton voices this documentary of Arabist Gertrude Bell, often referred to as the female Lawrence of Arabia. She held extraordinary power in the British Empire due to her knowledge and contacts in the Middle East but seems to have been written out of history.

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/apr/21/letters-from-baghdad-review-gertrude-bell-tilda-swinton-iraq

FUTURE SHOCK! THE STORY OF 2000AD (15) 2014 GOODWIN, PAUL £17.99
Documentary profiling the award-winning British comic 2000AD. After the first edition was published in 1977, the comic quickly became one of the most popular science fiction publications and went on to inspire countless films and television shows including ‘RoboCop’ (1987) and ‘Alien’ (1979).

This documentary features interviews with the comic’s creator Pat Mills and writers Neil Gaiman and Dave Gibbons as they explain why 2000AD is held in such high regard.

MINUTE BODIES (U) 2016 STAPLES, S/REEVE, D DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £19.99 The film is a tribute to the astonishing work and achievements of naturalist, inventor and pioneering filmmaker F Percy Smith. Smith worked in the early years of the 20th century, developing various cinematographic and micro-photographic techniques to capture nature’s secrets in action.

OLIVER STONE’S UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (E) 2012 4 DVDS £29.99
Academy Award-winning film-maker Oliver Stone directs and narrates this documentary series in which he presents an unconventional look at the actions of the United States of America in the 20th century.

The episodes are: ‘World War II’, ‘Roosevelt, Truman and Wallace’, ‘The Bomb’, ‘The Cold War: 1945-1950’, ‘The 50s, Eisenhower, the Bomb and the Third World’, ‘JFK: To the Brink’, ‘Johnson, Nixon and Vietnam: Reversal of Fortune’, ‘Reagan, Gorbachev and the Third World: Revival of Fortune’, ‘Bush and Clinton: Squandered Peace – New World Order’ and ‘Bush and Obama: Age of Terror’.

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

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

Learning another language? Some popular recent films you can watch in another language.

 

90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN (12) 2015    (5035822542938) £17.99
    Hayden Christensen stars in this drama based on the novel by Don Piper and the real events that inspired him.
        Languages:    English, German, Italian, Turkish
        Subtitles:        English, German, Hindi, Italian, Polish, Turkish
ALLIED (15) 2016  ZEMECKIS,  ROBERT (5053083106737)   £19.99
  Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard star in this romantic thriller
Languages:English, Spanish, French
Subtitles:    English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
BEDKNOBS AND BROOMSTICKS (U) 1971 987174182134110 £10.99
 Three children are evacuated from wartime London, only to discover the lady they’re staying with is a witch.
    Languages:     English, French, Spanish, Italian
    Subtitles:         English, French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch
BEN-HUR (12) 2016   (5053083098902)   £19.99
 Jack Huston stars in the title role of this historical epic adapted from Lew Wallace’s novel.
Languages:English, Hindi
Subtitles:    English, Danish, Finnish, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
BILLY LYNN’S LONG HALFTIME WALK (15) 2016 LEE, ANG (5035822369436) £19.99
 Based on the bestselling novel by Ben Fountain.  19-year-old Billy Lynn return home after serving in Iraq, but  discovers that what the American people are led to believe happens at war is very different from the reality.
    Languages:     English, German, Spanish
    Subtitles:         English, German, Spanish, Turkish
CERTAIN WOMEN (12A) 2016   REICHARDT, KELLY (5035822382732) £12.99
  Based on short stories by Maile Meloy, the film follows the lives of several women in Montana as they become woven together as each of them makes their own way through the obstacles presented to them.
    Languages: English,  German, Hungarian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish
    Subtitles:    English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish.
COLLATERAL BEAUTY (12A) 2016  FRANKEL, DAVID (1000633895)  £19.99
  Will Smith, Kate Winslet and Keira Knightley lead an all-star cast in this American drama. The film follows successful New York advertising executive Howard Inlet (Smith) as he struggles to come to terms with the sudden death of his six-year-old daughter.
    Languages:     English, French, Italian
    Subtitles:         English, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian.
FENCES (12) 2016 WASHINGTON, DENZEL £19.99

Drama adapted from August Wilson’s play about a working-class African-American former baseball player struggling to come to terms with events which led him to take up a job as a waste collector in 1950s Pittsburgh.

Languages:  English, French
Subtitles:     English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French (Parisian), Norwegian, Swedish

FIST FIGHT (15) 2017  KEEN,  RICHIE  (5051892205597)    £19.99
  Ice Cube and Charlie Day star as brawling teachers in this US comedy.
      Languages:English, French, German
      Subtitles: English, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
JACK REACHER – NEVER GO BACK (12) 2016   (5053083102296) £19.99
  Tom Cruise returns to star as the eponymous ex-military police officer in this action sequel, based on Lee Child’s novel.
     Languages:     English, French, Hindi
     Subtitles:         English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
THE MISSING: SERIES 2 (15) 2016 (5036193033049) £23.99
   All eight episodes from the second series of the BBC crime drama.
    Languages:     English, French
    Subtitles:         English
PASSENGERS (12) 2016  TYLDUM, MORTEN  (5035822220638)  £19.99
  Sci-fi adventure starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt.
Languages:English, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles:    English, Danish, Estonian, Finnish, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swedish, Ukrainian
SHALLOWS (15) 2016 (5035822319738) £19.99
      Blake Lively stars in this thriller .
    Languages:     English, Spanish
    Subtitles:         English, Spanish, Polish
SULLY – MIRACLE ON THE HUDSON (12) 2016 EASTWOOD, CLINT (5051892204330) £19.99
    Tom Hanks stars as pilot’Sully’ in this true story of the pilot who successfully landed his passenger plane on the Hudson River.
Languages:English, Spanish, Italian
Subtitles:   English, Spanish, Italian
T2 TRAINSPOTTING (18) UK  BOYLE, DANNY (5035822718234) £19.99
 Sequel to the critically acclaimed 1995 film starring Ewan McGregor.
Languages: English, Czech, Polish, Hungarian
Subtitles:    English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene
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