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.

Brazilian film -GUIGO OFFLINE – out on dvd

Guigo OfflineGUIGO OFFLINE (12) 2017 BRAZIL GUERRA, RENÉ IN PORTUGUESE £15.99
On a fishing trip with his father, twelve-year-old Guigo finds, with no internet, he has to bond with his father and come to terms with his father’s new boyfriend.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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Austrian coming of age drama – SIEBZEHN/SEVENTEEN – out on dvd

seventeenSIEBZEHN/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.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO SIEBZEHN

DVD available to buy at –

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Olivier Assayas coming-of-age drama – L’EAU FROIDE/COLD WATER – out on Blu Ray

Cold WaterL’EAU FROIDE/COLD WATER – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (15) 1994 FRANCE ASSAYAS, OLIVIER BLU RAY £28.99
Coming-of-age drama set in the outskirts of Paris in the early 1970s. Teenage lovers Gilles and Christine get involved in petty crimes. To escape their disapproving parents and to start a new life together they join a commune filled with like-minded young people.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Classic French thriller – PANIQUE – issued on Blu Ray

PaniquePANIQUE – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1946 FRANCE DUVIVIER, JULIEN BLU RAY £23.99
Classic thriller based on the novel ‘Les Fiançailles de M. Hire’ by Georges Simenon. An elderly woman is murdered, however the killer discovers that there was a witness to the crime and the murderer decides to pin the murder on the witness.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Special Features

Interactive Menus

Interviews: Interview with author Pierre Simenon, Conversation with critics Guillemette Idicino and Eric Libiot about director Julien Duvivier

Other Documentary: ‘The Art of Subtitling’

Classic thriller – LA VÉRITÉ – issued on Blu Ray

LA VÉRITÉLA VÉRITÉ (15) 1960 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES BLU RAY £23.99
On trial for killing her lover, Dominique Marceau (Brigitte Bardot) claims the crime was one of passion but as the prosecuting lawyer pushes for a verdict of premeditated murder she faces the prospect of receiving the death penalty.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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José Ramón Larraz’s Boxset – BLOOD HUNGER – THE FILMS OF JOSÉ LARRAZ – on Blu Ray

Blood HungerBLOOD HUNGER – THE FILMS OF JOSÉ LARRAZ (18) 1970 SPAIN LARRAZ, JOSÉ RAMÓN BLU-RAY / BOX SET £68.99
Collection of erotic thrillers featuring ‘Whirlpool’ (1970), ‘Vampyres’ (1974) and ‘The Coming of Sin’ (1978)

One of the most underrated and oft-neglected genre filmmakers of his generation, Spanish-born director José Ramón Larraz (Symptoms) finally receives his due with this collection of his work, the first of its kind, bringing together a fascinating cross-section of films from the first half of his lengthy cinematic career.

In Larraz’s debut feature, the hitherto ultra-rare Whirlpool (1970), Vivian Neves stars as Tulia, a young model invited to a photographer’s secluded country home for what purports to be a quiet weekend retreat – but soon transpires to be anything but. 1974’s Vampyres – perhaps the best known and most widely-released of all José Larraz’s films – sees a duo of blood hungry female vampires prowling the British countryside, from where they lure unsuspecting male motorists back to their imposing, dilapidated mansion for draining… in more ways than one. Meanwhile, in 1978’s The Coming of Sin (La Visita del Vicio, in its native Spanish), a young gypsy girl experiences a violent sexual awakening as her dreams of a naked young man on horseback become reality.

By turns terrifying, titillating, artful and scandalous, these three films collected here – all newly restored from original film elements, with Whirlpool and The Coming of Sin making their Blu-ray world premieres – collectively offer film fans a unique perspective on the fascinating, highly-varied career of one of the horror genre’s most overlooked auteurs.

Production Year: 1970
Region Code: Free
UK Rating: 18
Running Time: 87 / 88 / 90
Number of Discs: 3
Language: English/Spanish
Subtitles: English SDH/English
Audio: Mono
Aspect Ratio: 1.66 / 1.85 / 1.85
Colour: Colour

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Three films from José Ramón Larraz: Whirlpool, Vampyres and The Coming of Sin, all newly-restored in 2K from original film elements
Newly-produced, extensive bonus features and unseen archival content
English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing for all features
Newly comissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
80-page perfect bound book featuring new writing by Jo Botting, Tim Greaves and Vanity Celis

WHIRLPOOL

Original US Theatrical Cut
Brand new audio commentary by Tim Lucas
Obsessive Recurrence: The Early Films of José Larraz – author and critic Kim Newman reflects on the recurring themes and underlying obsessions linking together the early productions of José Larraz
A Curious Casting – actor Larry Dann on the strange story behind his casting in Whirlpool
Deviations of Whirlpool – featurette comparing the differences between the US Theatrical Cut and a previously circulated, alternate cut of the film
Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
Image Gallery
Original US Theatrical Trailer
VAMPYRES

Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger
Brand new interviews with producer Brian Smedley-Aston, actors Marianne Morris, Anulka Dziubinska, Brian Deacon, Sally Faulkner, makeup artist Colin Arthur and composer James Kenelm Clarke
Reimagining Vampyres – a brand new interview with Larraz’s friend and collaborator Victor Matellano, director of the 2015 Vampyres remake.

Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
Jose Larraz and Marianne Morris Q&A at 1997 Eurofest
Image Gallery
Trailers

THE COMING OF SIN

Spanish and English language versions of the feature
Brand new audio commentary by Kat Ellinger and Samm Deighan
Variations of Vice: The Alternate Versions of The Coming of Sin – exploitation expert Marc Morris on the strange and scandalous release history of José Larraz’s most censored film
Remembering Larraz – author and filmmaker Simon Birrell shares his fond and extensive memories of his long-time friend and collaborator José Larraz
His Last Request (2005, 27 mins) – short film by Simon Birrell made under the guidance of José Larraz and starring Spanish horror legend Jack Taylor
Extract from an archival interview with José Larraz
Image Gallery
Original Spanish Trailer

In Spanish with English subtitle

DVD available to buy at –
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Japanese movie -SHOPLIFTERS – out on dvd

ShopliftersSHOPLIFTERS (15) JAPAN 2018 KOREEDA, HIROKAZU £19.99
Osamu Shibata is head of a poor Japanese family which survives by committing petty crimes. One day the family stumbles on a young homeless girl. Taking pity on her they take her home, training her in the ways of shoplifting. Is Osamu doing a good thing fulfilling the function a caring state should provide, or has he taken the girl like all the other items he steals?

In Japanese with English subtitles

Guardian Film Review

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/nov/21/shoplifters-review-hirokazu-kore-eda

 

DVD available to buy at
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Columbia film – ¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA – issued on dvd

eva and candela¿CÓMO TE LLAMAS? /EVA AND CANDELA (18) 2018 COLUMBIA CAUDELI , RUTH £15.99
Two professional ambition young women falling for each other. However over time Eva and Candela find their relationship failing as they see themselves turning into a conventional couple. The film explores a relationship bound and inevitably ended by the same thing: their dreams.

In Spanish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –
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Spanish movie – CUERNAVACA/SEEDS – released on dvd

SeedsCUERNAVACA/SEEDS (15) 2017 MEXICO ANDRADE, ALEJANDRO £15.99
After the death of his mother, bullied adolescent Andy, is sent to live with his grandmother.

Here he tries to come to terms with grief, growing up, and finding his identity, Andy becomes fascinated by a young gardener who introduces him to an exciting world of danger, risk, and temptation.

In Spanish with English subtitle

DVD available to buy at –
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Romantic French comedy – MEKTOUB, MY LOVE: CANTO UNO – released on dvd

Mektoub, My LoveMEKTOUB, MY LOVE: CANTO UNO (15) 2017 FRANCE KECHICHE, ABDELLATIF £15.99

Romantic comedy set in 1994 and based on François Bégaudeau novel ‘La Blessure, la Vraie’
Young student, Amin, abandons his studies in Paris to return home to the Mediterranean port of Sète. Here he spends the summer relaxing on the beach, searching for love and dreaming of a career as a screenwriter.

By chance Amin meets an American producer who wants to produce Amin’s screenplay and give his wife, Jessica, the main role. However Jessica is controlled by her domineering husband how controls every aspect of her life.

Amin’s will have to decide where his destiny lies.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO – MEKTOUB, MY LOVE

 

DVD available to buy from-

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French drama – LA VILLA/THE HOUSE BY THE SEA FRANCE – issued on dvd

House By the SeaLA VILLA/THE HOUSE BY THE SEA FRANCE (12) 2017 FRANCE GUÉDIGUIAN, ROBERT £15.99
Three grown children return to their family home, where their father has suffers a debilitating stroke. While in their childhood home the three siblings reflect on their lives, relationships, past tragedies and the future.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO – LA VILLA – HOUSE BY THE SEA FRANCE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO – LA VILLA – HOUSE BY THE SEA FRANCE

DVD available to buy from-

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French movie – UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE/AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE – issued on dvd

An Impossible LoveUN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE/AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE (15) 2018 FRANCE CORSINI, CATHERINE £15.99
Set in the 1960s office worker Rachel get pregnant and is abandoned by bourgeois Parisian Phillipe. Decades later Phillipe returns and wants a relationship with his daughter throwing all of their lives into disarray.

In French with English subtitles

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO – UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE – AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO – UN AMOUR IMPOSSIBLE – AN IMPOSSIBLE LOVE

 

DVD available to buy from-

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Some recently released Japanese dvds and Blu Rays

BLUE SPRING (15) 2019 JAPAN BLU-RAY / WITH DVD – DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
Based on a manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, a group of school children take over a school.
MIFUNE: THE LAST SAMURAI (PG) 2015 OKAZAKI, STEVEN £19.99
Biographical documentary chronicling the life of Japanese actor Toshiro Mifune SHOPLIFTERS (15) JAPAN 2018 KOREEDA, HIROKAZU £19.99
Osamu Shibata is head of a poor Japanese family which survives by committing petty crimes. One day the family stumbles on a young homeless girl. Taking pity on her they take her home, training her in the ways of shoplifting. Is Osamu doing a good thing fulfilling the function a caring state should provide, or has he taken the girl like all the other items he steals?
TOKYO DRIFTER (12) 1966 JAPAN SUZUKI, SEIJUN DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £23.99
Cult 60 gangster movie. Tetsu is a former hit man has joined his boss Kurata in going straight. But old rivalries soon lead to outbreaks of violence.
UGETSU (12) 1953 MIZOGUCHI, K. BLU RAY £37.99
Setin 16th century Japan, rival warlords battling for supremacy.

In Japaneses with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at
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A LEVEL MODERN LANGUAGE FILM AND LITERATURE TITLES

A LEVEL SET FRENCH FILMS

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A LEVEL SET SPANISH FILMS

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ONLINE RESOURCES LISTED BY FILM

Dvds and Books available to buy from – 

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EDUQAS SET FRENCH FILMS & BOOKS

SET EDUQAS FRENCH FILMS FROM SEPTEMBER 2016

 

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTSAU REVOIR LES ENFANTS (PG) 1987 FRANCE MALLE, LOUIS £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. NOT AVAILABLE ON DVD AT PRESENT.  AWAITING RE-ISSUE.

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS
Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FILM VOCABULARY

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS ACTIVITÉS DE VOCABULAIRE

VIEWING QUESTIONS FOR AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS

VOCABULARY, INFORMATION & QUESTIONS ON THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND, AND QUESTIONS & EXERCISES BASED ON THE SCENARIO

AU REVOIR LES ENFANTS VOCABULARY QUESTIONS IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH TO HELP PREPARE FOR ASSESSMENTS

ChorusLES CHORISTES (12) 2004 FRANCE BARRATIER, CHRISTOPHE £19.99
Set in 1949, a music teacher is hired as supervisor in a strict boarding school for troubled children and changes their lives through music.

Level: AS, A2 Subjects: Drama, French, Music

JANE CRITCHLEY ONLINE LANGUAGE GUIDE TO LES CHORISTES

Contains among many files – Teacher Guide, Amelie and General Film Vocabulary,Lesson Starters, Synopsis, Adjectives, Adjectives Exercises, WJEC Mark Scheme plus much more.

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE BY SARAH LEAHY

STUDENT PACK

TEACHERS’ PACK

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

TASKS FOR STUDENTS

Le Grand VoyageLE GRANDE VOYAGE (PG) 2004 FRANCE FERROUKHI, ISMAËL ARABIC/FRENCH £19.99
Moroccan immigrant in France feels that his time to undertake the Hajj to Mecca has finally arrived.

LE GRAND VOYAGE STUDY PACK BY HÉLÈNE BEAUGY

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

La HaineLA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.

Level: AS, A2, KS4 , Subjects: Film Studies, French, History, Media Studies

FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE

STUDY GUIDE FOR STUDENTS OF AS/A2 FRENCH

UntouchableINTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99 Quadriplegic rich aristocrat is cared for by young Senegalese émigré. Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.

IRISH FILM INSTITUTE FRENCH LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT FOR INTOUCHABLES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO INTOUCHABLES

MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE (15) 2002 FRANCE JUGNOT, GÉRARD –
Set in German occupied Paris in 1942 grocer Edmond Batignole lives in a Jewish confiscated apartment with his family. However when one of the original Jewish tenants turns up, Mr Batignole hides him from the Nazis.

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

ACTIVITIES BASED ON THE FILM MONSIEUR BATIGNOLE

SET EDUQAS FRENCH LITERATURE FROM SEPTEMBER 2016

ANOUILH, JEAN:  ANTIGONE 
 Written in 1942,  Jean Anouilh’s Antigone is an adaptation of Sophocles’ tragic play which can also be seen as represent the struggle of the French Resistance movement against the forces of the Vichy government during the Nazi occupation.
FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION –
Table Rond  ISBN: 9782710330400 – £7.75
ENGLISH TRANSLATION –
  Methuen Drama ISBN: 9780413695406 – £8.99
CAMUS, ALBERT:  L’ÉTRANGER 
Camus looks at all the  events leading up to a man shooting another man dead,  as well as exploring the issued of the meaninglessness of life.
FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSIONS –
 Gallimard  ISBN: 9782070360024 – £7.25
 Routledge, ISBN: 9780415025867 –  £21.99
ENGLISH TRANSLATION – OUTSIDER
 Penguin  ISBN: 9780141198064 –  £7.99
OXFORD LITERATURE COMPANIONS: L’ETRANGER: STUDY GUIDE FOR AS/A LEVEL FRENCH SET TEXT
This guide for L’etranger is ideal for use in the classroom or for independent revision, providing insight into characters, theme and language,with activities in French that prompt a closer analysis of the text.
OUP ISBN: 9780198418344 2017 – £9.50
LAROUI, FOUAD: UNE ANNÉE CHEZ LES FRANÇAIS
  1969, the year of the moon landings, 10 year old scholarship student, Mehdi,   arrives at the prestigious Lycée Lyautey in Casablanca from his remote village in the Atlas Mountains.  This new world is as alien to him as the moon.
FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION – 
Pocket   ISBN: 9782266218658   – £8.70
MAUPASSANT, DE GUY: BOULE DE SUIF 
  The ten travellers, constituting a microcosm of French society, share a stagecoach to flee to Le Havre in the Franco-Prussian War.
FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSIONS – 
  Editions Gallimard (Folio Plus Collège)  ISBN: 9782070793167 – £3.55
  Boule de suif : et autres nouvelles   Editions Larousse ISBN: 9782035834232 – £4.40
ENGLISH TRANSLATION – IN – THE BEST SHORT STORIES 
  Wordsworth Classics.   ISBN:  9781853261893 – £1.99
VERCORS: LE SILENCE DE LA MER 
 Published in 1942 by Jean Bruller in Nazi-occupied Paris under the pseudonym “Vercors”, the book became a symbol of  resistance against German occupiers.
FRENCH LANGUAGE VERSION –
 Livre de Poche ISBN: 9782253003106  – £6.10
ENGLISH TRANSLATION – THE SILENCE OF THE SEA / LE SILENCE DE LA MER : A NOVEL OF FRENCH RESISTANCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR BY ‘VERCORS’
 Bloomsbury  ISBN:  9780854963782 – £10.99
DVD – LE SILENCE DE LA MER (PG)   1949  FRANCE  MELVILLE, J.P.        £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

DVDS available to buy from – 

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ALEVEL SET TITLES –  

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