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.

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

 

New documentary releases – summer 2018

 

78/52 (E) 2017 PHILIPPE, ALEXANDRE O. £5.99
American documentary examines Alfred Hitchcock’s famous shower scene in the film ‘Psycho’ . Industry experts from actors to producers examine the effects on modern cinema today and the controversy following the release of the film.

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY (15) 2015 MCALLISTER, SEAN £15.99
Filmed over five years, the documentary follows Amer and Raghda, two former political prisoners who communicated with each other through a hole in their cell wall and eventually fell in love.

Now, after 15 years, Amer and Raghda have escaped their native Syria to secure a future for their two young children. However, being under great stress, Raghda’s mental health begins to suffer.

EVEN WHEN I FALL (12A) 2017 MCLARNON, K/NEAL, S £15.99
Over 6 years this documentary tells the story of Saraswoti and Sheetal, who as children, were sold to an Indian circus. Now rescued, the two women use their circus skills to perform all over the world and use storytelling to spread awareness about trafficking.

 

FILMWORKER (15) 2017 ZIERRA, TONY £13.99
A look at the life and career of actor Leon Vitali and his working relationship with film director Stanley Kubrick.

FIRST WORLD WAR: AN HISTORICAL INSIGHT (E) 2013 (5027035019178) £19.99
Based on the book by Hew Strachan, the series covers all aspects of the war and takes a detailed look at how the conflict affected people from all corners of the globe.

I, CLAUDE MONET (E) 2018 GRABSKY, PHIL £12.99
Based on 2000 letters written by Monet, this British documentary charts the life and career of French painter Claude Monet.

THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR (15) 2017 BUIRSKI, NANCY £17.99
In 1944, 24-year-old African American woman Recy Taylor was kidnapped and raped by a group of white men. The men were never convicted, however Recy continued to speak out about her ordeal and became a symbol for the US Civil Rights movement.


THAT SUMMER (PG) 2017 OLSSON, GÖRAN £13.99
The film charts the making of the documentary film ‘Grey Gardens’ in 1975, which in turn records the life of an eccentric mother and daughter living together in East Hampton, New York.

Previously unseen footage captures Andy Warhol, sister of Jackie Onassis Lee Radziwill and artist Peter Beard as they capture the ladies’ finest moments in their quirky home.

THROUGH 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.

WESTWOOD – PUNK, ICON, ACTIVIST (15) 2017 TUCKER, LORNA £14.99
With exclusive interviews and archive footage this documentary showcases the
life and career of fashion designer Vivienne Westwood

 

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

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.

Although many of the German speaking Jewish refugees where interned on the Isle of Man after war broke out in 1939, they eventual went on 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.

DVD available to buy at –

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

Swedish movie – GIRLS LOST – out on dvd

GIRLS LOSTGIRLS LOST (15) 2016 SWEDEN KEINING, ALEXANDRA-THERESE £10.99
After drinking the curious nectar that drips from a mysterious plant, best friends Kim, Bella and Momo magically transform into boys.

Geeky girls by day and popular boys by night they find themselves living in two completely different worlds.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

French comedy drama – AURORE/I GOT LIFE! – out on dvd

I Got Life!AURORE/I GOT LIFE! (15) 2017 FRANCE LENOIR, BLANDINE £15.99
Comedy drama in which a middle-aged woman struggles to comprehend that she is no longer youthful. Her husband wants a divorce, her daughter is pregnant and Aurore is going through the menopausal. Aurore begins to feel
she is being cast aside by society.

However a chance encounter with an old boyfriend brings vibrancy and hope back into her life.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO AURORE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO AURORE

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Milos Forman’s debut movie – BLACK PETER – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Black PeterBLACK PETER (12) 1964 CZECHOSLOVAKIA FORMAN, MILOS DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Forman’s debut feature is a wry and provocative comedy about 17-year-old Petr, who gets a job as a security guard at a busy local shop. However he struggles with the job and his boss, in this portrait of everyday life under totalitarianism.

Full of charming performances, the mainly non-professional actors are witty, youthful and spontaneous.

Black Peter helped launch the internationally acclaimed Czechoslovak New Wave.

In Czech with English subtitles

SPECIAL FEATURES

Special Features
• Presented from a brand new 4K restoration of the film from original materials by the Czech National Film Archive.
• Life As It Is: Miloš Forman on his Czech films:
part one of an archival film-by-film interview, newly edited for this release with never-before-seen footage.
• All-new audio commentary by film historian Michael Brooke.
• New filmed interview with actor Pavla Martínková.
• 20-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Jonathan Owen.
• Trailer.
• New and improved English subtitle translation.
• World Premiere on Blu-ray.
• Region Free (A/B/C) Blu-ray.
• Region Free (Region ‘0’) DVD.

DETAILS

Blu-Ray (24fps): 90 minutes
DVD (25fps): 87 minutes
Length / Special features: 49 minutes
Sound / Blu-Ray:
2.0 Dual Mono LPCM (48khz/24-bit)
Sound / DVD: 2.0 Dual Mono
Black and white
Original aspect ratio: 1.37:1
Blu-Ray: BD50 / 1080 / 24fps / Region ABC
DVD: PAL / DVD9 / 25 fps / Region 0

 

DVD available to buy at –

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French drama – JEUNE FEMME (AKA MONTPARNASSE BIENVENÜE) – out on dvd

Jeune FemmeJEUNE FEMME (AKA MONTPARNASSE BIENVENÜE) (15) 2017 FRANCE SERRAILLE, LÉONOR £12.99
After breaking up from her long term boyfriend, 31-year-old Paula Simonian returns to Paris to rebuild her chaotic life as an independent woman.

However,  looking for a job, a place to live and new friends in Paris is no a easy task, as Paula soon finds  out.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO JEUNE FEMME

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO JEUNE FEMME

DVD available to buy from-

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Spanish romantic comedy – LOS PARANOICOS/THE PARANOIDS – issued on dvd

 

ParanoidsLOS PARANOICOS/THE PARANOIDS (TBA) 2010 SPAIN MEDINA, GABRIEL £7.99
Romantic comedy about a wannabe screenwriter Luciano, who bumps into his old friend Manuel, a huge TV star who plays a character, which is based on Luciano.

While out of the country Manuel asks Luciano look his beautiful girlfriend Sofia, and she seems to be attracted to Luciano qualities, which Manuel sees as weaknesses.

A highly personal film for Medina, most of the incidents are based on real events that either happened to himself or his friends.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

 

Columbian movie -X500 – issued on dvd

X500X500 (TBA) 2016 COLUMBIAN GARCIA, JUAN ANDRÉS ARANGO, J £7.99
An emotional drama which evocatively explores the themes of identity, migration and transformation. The film follows these three teenagers living in different cities of the Americas, Maria arrives to Montreal from Manila to live with her grandmother, Afro-Colombian Alex is deported from the US to Colombia and David leaves his indigenous village after his father’s death to find work on a construction site in Mexico City.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

WOODFALL A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA (15) 1959-1965 – issued as 8 DVD set £69.99 & 9 disc Bli-Ray Set – £79.99

woodfallWOODFALL – A REVOLUTION IN BRITISH CINEMA (15) 1959-1965 – 8 DVD SET £69.99 9 DISC BLU-RAY SET – £79.99
Features –

Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959),

The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960),

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960),

A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961),

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962),

Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director’s cut),

Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964),

The Knack…and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965),
Plus over 20 hours of extra material and an 80-page book featuring essays on all 8 films.

As the 1960s beckoned, a new mood swept through Britain. With anger mounting at an out-of-touch establishment, the era was reflected onscreen by the rise of Woddfall Films. Founded in 1958 by director Tony Richardson, writer John Osborne and producer Harry Saltzman, the company pioneered the British New Wave, defining an incendiary brand of social realism. In films like Look Back in Anger(1959) and Saturday Nightand Sunday Morning (1960) working-class life was spot-lit with unheard-of honesty. The same risk-taking spirit led the company to find a new generation of brilliant young actors to star in their films, including Albert Finney, Tom Coutenay and Rita Tushingham. Films like Tom Jones (1963) then expanded the Woodfalls late in an irreverent, colourful direction that helped define swinging London– further securing their extraordinary chapter in the history of British Film. From 1958–1984 Woodfall produced twenty award-winning often genre defining films. Here, presented for the first time are eight of Woodfall’s early ground-breaking films, many newly restored and remastered.

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/british-cinema-on-dvd

 

Russian thriller – LOVELESS – out on dvd and Blu Ray

lovelessLOVELESS (15) 2017 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Thriller in which unhappy couple, Boris and Zhenya, are living in their tiny flat with their 12-year-old son Alyosha, as finalise their impending divorce. When Alyosha runs away and the police are unwilling to search for him, his parents set off to search for him.

In Russian with English subtitles

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/may/17/loveless-review-leviathan-director-andrei-zvyagintsev-cannes-2017

DVD available to buy at –

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French crime series- ENGRENAGES SIX /SPIRAL: SERIES SIX – out on dvd

spiral 6.jpgENGRENAGES 6/SPIRAL: SERIES SIX (15) 2017 FRANCE £23.99
All 12 episodes from the sixth series of the gritty French crime drama set in Paris. Chief Inspector Laure Berthaud returns to work early from maternity leave and begins work on a murder case after a dismembered body is discovered.

In French with English subtitles.
ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL: SERIES ONE-SIX (18) FRANCE £64.99
All six series of the acclaimed French police drama.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL – SERIES 1 (18) 2007 FRANCE TRIBOIT, PHILIPPE £32.99
French crime series.
ENGRENAGES 2/SPIRAL: SERIES 2 (18) 2008 FRANCE £19.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the gritty French political crime drama.
ENGRENAGES 3/SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £25.99
All 12 episodes from the third series of the French crime drama.
ENGRENAGES 4 /SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £23.99
Four series of this popular drama set in the French judicial system.
ENGRENAGES 5 /SPIRAL: SERIES 5 (18) 2014 FRANCE £24.99
All 12 episodes from the fifth series of the gritty crime drama set in Paris

In French with English subtitl

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Romantic comedy – UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR/LET THE SUNSHINE IN – available on dvd

Let the Sunshine In.jpgUN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR/LET THE SUNSHINE IN (15) 2017 france Denis, Claire £12.99
Romantic comedy in which Juliette Binoche plays a divorced Parisian artist searching for true love. However after a number of failed affairs, will she ever find what she wants most out of life?

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/22/let-the-sun-shine-in-review-juliette-binoche-claire-denis

DVD available to buy at –

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French film – 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE /120 BEATS PER MINUTE – out on dvd

120 Beats Per Minute120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE /120 BEATS PER MINUTE 2017 FRANCE CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
Set during the 1990s, the Paris activists group ACT UP, tries to get the government and the pharmaceutical industry’s to agree on a strategy to deal with the AIDS epidemic.

In french with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

 

DVD available to buy at –

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