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.

Icelandic crime drama – TRAPPED – available on dvd

TrappedTRAPPED: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 ICELAND £28.99
A corpse is washed-up in the remote Icelandic port cut off by a snow storm. The small locate police force are on their own, as they try to stop crime wave, in this atomospheric Nordic Noir thriller.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

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

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Japanese film – UZUMASA LIMELIGHT – out on dvd

uzumasaUZUMASA LIMELIGHT (15) 2014 JAPAN OCHIAI, KEN £14.99
Older actor Seiichi Kamiyama (Seizo Fukumoto) is struggling to find work within the declining samurai film-making tradition.

Have a career Seiichi playinmg the role of the kirareyaku, whose role is to die at the hands of the picture’s leading star. He finds new purpose in life by teaching a young actress the art of the kirareyaku and the elegant art of stage sword fighting.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

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

 

French amily adventure sequel – BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE – out on dvd

Belle and Sebastian The Adventure ContinuesBELLE 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

In French with English subtitles,

BELLE ET SÉBASTIEN, L’AVENTURE CONTINUE FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

BELLE AND SEBASTIANBELLE AND 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, it 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.

France under German occupation, the story follows seven-year-old orphan Sébastien (Félix Bossuet), who is being cared for by César (Tchéky Karyo), an elderly pastor. When Sébastien meets and befriends a Pyrenean Mountain Dog that he names Belle, the villagers believe the animal to be the mysterious ‘beast’ that has been killing flocks of sheep.

After Belle protects the boy from German soldiers, Lieutenant Peter (Andreas Pietschmann) orders the villagers to find and destroy the dog. As the hunt for Belle gets underway Sébastien tries to save his beloved dog.

In French with English subtitles,

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

Israeli- film – NEXT TO HER – issued on dvd

Next to HerNEXT TO HER (15) 2014 ISRAEL KORMAN, ASAF IN HEBREW £15.99
After being abandoned by their mother, 27-year-old Rachel (Ben-Shlush) becomes the full-time carer for her younger sister Gabby (Dana Ivgy), who has severe learning difficulties.
However when Rachel finds romance, she has to find a way to break the co-dependence between the two sisters.

In Hebrew with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

Documentary – HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT – available on dvd

Hitchcock TruffautHITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (12A) 2015 JONES, KENT £15.99
Film-makers including Wes Anderson, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese and Richard Linklater come together to discuss the influence of Truffaut’s book on modern cinema.

The 1966 book was based on a week of interviews Truffaut conducted with Alfred Hitchcock at Universal Studios in which the British auteur discusses his portfolio of work with the 30-year-old French critic and burgeoning film-maker.

Featuring footage spanning Hitchcock’s entire career, today’s film-makers discuss his influence on their own films and careers.

ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO HITCHCOCK-TRUFFAUT DOCUMENTARY

DVD available to buy at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

German movie – YOU AND I – available on dvd

You and IYOU AND I (15) 2014 GERMANY NILS BÖKAMP £15.99
After breaking up with his girlfriend, Jonas (Eric Klotzsch) goes on a camping trip with his  gay British ex-flatmate. After picking up homophobic, Polish backpacker Boris (Michal Grabowski), the pair’s friendship is put to the test and Jonas has to confront his true feelings about his English friend.

In German with English subtitles

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

 

Rainer Werner Fassbinder titles issued on Blu Ray

ANGST ESSEN SEELE AUF/FEAR EATS THE SOUL (15 ) 1973 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY – £17.99 also available on dvd  – £19.99
Film is about a German woman who strikes up a friendship with a Moroccan man and the racism they encounter.

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT/BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (15) 1972 FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY – £17.99 also available on dvd  – £19.99
Fassbbinder’s tragi-comic love story with an all-female cast.

EHE DER MARIA BRAUN/MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN (15) 1978 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY – £17.99 also available on dvd  – £19.99
Fassbinder’s biggest international hit, Hanna Schygulla plays Maria Braun, whose material rise parallels Germany’s Economic Miracle of the 1950s.

HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN/MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (15) 1971 GERMANY FASSBINDER, R. W. BLU RAY – £17.99 also availabkle on dvd  – £19.99
Based on Fassbinder’s own uncle the film tells the story of Hans struggle to make a
living as a street seller.

OTHER FASSBINDER FILMS ON DVD AND BLU RAY

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (15) 1980 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RA. W. £54.99
TV drama series adapted from an Alfred Doblin novel.

DESPAIR – EINE REISE INS LICHT (15) 1978 FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER IN ENGLISH £15.99
Widely considered to be Fassbinder’s masterpiece, this adaptation of Nabokov’s novel charts the descent into madness of wealthy chocolate factory owner Hermann Herman (Dirk Bogarde).

EFFI BRIEST (U) 1974 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER £15.99
Film adaptation of Theodor Fontane’s novel set in the late 19th century.

GERMAN LANGUAGE STUDY GUIDE

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILMTIPP GUIDE

FASSBINDER COLLECTION: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION (18) 1968-72 £59.99
Contains – Liebe Ist Kälter Als Der Tod/ Love is Colder Than Death, Katzelmacher, Götter Der Pest/ Gods of the Plague, Der Amerikanische Soldat, Die Niklashauser Fart/Niklashauser Journey, Rio des Mortes, Warnung Vor Einer Heiligen Nutte/ Beware of a Holy Whore, Händler Der Vier Jahreszeiten/The Merchant of Four Seasons, and Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant /Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant.

FASSBINDER COLLECTION: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION (18) 1973-82 £59.99
Contains – Angst Essen Seele Auf/Fear Eats the Soul, Effi Briest, Faustrecht der Freiheit/Fox and his Friends, Mutter Küsters Fahrt zum Himmel-angst/Mother Kusters goes to Heaven, Angst vor der Angst/Fear of Fear, Satansbraten/Satan’s Brew, Chinesisches Roulette and Die Ehe Der Maria Braun/The Marriage of Maria Braun.

QUERELLE (18) 1982 GERMANY IN ENGLISH FASSBINDER, R. W. DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Fassbinder’s controversial cult classic based on Jean Genet’s novel.

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER VOLUME 1 (18) 1970-81 GERMANY £39.99
Features, Lola, Martha and Warum läuft Herr R. Amok?

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER VOLUME 2 (18) 1977-81 GERMANY £39.99
Features, Veronika Voss , In einem Jahr mit 13 Monden/In a Year of Thirteen Moons, Die dritte Generation /Third Generation & Deutschland im Herbst/Germany in Autumn

WELT AM DRAHT/WORLD ON A WIRE (15) GERMAN 1973 RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER, £19.99
Science-fiction TV broadcast that explores the notion of a computer-generated world.

GERMAN FILM NOTES TO WELT AM DRAHT

In German with English subtitles.

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

 

 

 

SHAKESPEARE ON DVD

 

RECENT SHAKESPEARE RELEASES ON DVD 

ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014 MUNBY, JONATHAN £19.99
Live performance staring Jolyon Coy and James Hayes. 
THE GLOBE COLLECTION – SHAKESPEARE 400 1616-2016 (E) 2014   £97.99
Collection of 20 performances commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe between 2009 and 2014, the collection includes: ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘As You Like It’, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Henry VII’, ‘Henry IV: Part I’, ‘Henry IV: Part II’, ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Henry V’, ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Titus Andronicus’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘Doctor Faustus’.
HAMLET (12A) 2015 FRANKCOM,S/WILLIAMS, M £17.99
Adaptation of Hamlet featuring Maxine Peake in the title role.
HENRY V: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  DORAN, GREGORY £19.99
Live performance with Alex Hassell as King Henry 
JULIUS CAESAR: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014 DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC £19.99
   Live performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy recorded at the Globe Theatre in London.
KING & COUNTRY – SHAKESPEARE’S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS (E) 2015  DORAN, GREGORY DVD – £49.99 BLU RAY – £59.99
Royal Shakespeare Company’s Great Cycle of Kings collection featuring  Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry 
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  FINDLAY, POLLY £19.99
RSC production of the Shakespeare play.
MUSE OF FIRE – A SHAKESPEARE ODYSSEY (12) 2013 POOLE,D/TERERA, G £17.99
 The directors travel the globe to discover everything they can about Shakespeare and talk to  Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, James Earl Jones, Tom Hiddleston, Jude Law and Baz Luhrmann.
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD (PG) 1990 STOPPARD, TOM £19.99
Adaptation of Stoppard’s play in which two minor characters from ‘Hamlet’ amble unknowingly toward their inevitable demise.
SHAKESPEARE AT THE BBC: COMEDIES (PG) 1984 £23.99
  Collection of five BBC dramatisations of Shakespeare’s comedic plays. Titles are –  A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1981) ,  Much Ado About Nothing (1984) ,  The Taming of the Shrew (1980) ,  The Winter’s Tale (1981) and  Twelfth Night (1980) .
SHAKESPEARE AT THE BBC: TRAGEDIES (PG) 1984 £23.99
Features –  Hamlet (1980), King Lear (1982), Macbeth (1983),  Othello (1981) and Romeo and Juliet (1978). 
THE WAR OF THE ROSES: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 1965 HALL, P/BARTON, J £27.99  
Royal Shakespeare Company production adapted from Shakespeare’s plays ‘Henry VI: Parts 1-3’ and ‘Richard III’. Filmed in 1965 and presented as three plays, the performance features, among others, Ian Holm, Peggy Ashcroft, David Warner and Janet Suzman.

OTHER SHAKESPEARE RELEASES

BBC SHAKESPEARE

ALLS WELL THAT ENDS WELL (U) UK 1981  MOSHINSKY, ELIJAH £12.99  
    Stars  Michael Hordern.  
ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA (U) UK 1981MILLER, JONATHAN £12.99 

Stars Colin Blakely.
COMEDY OF ERRORS (PG) UK 1983 JONES, SIMON CELLAN £12.99   
    Stars Cyril Cusack and Roger Daltrey.
CORIOLANUS (PG) UK 1984  MOSHINSKY, ELIJAH £12.99 
    Alan Howard, Joss Ackland and Irene Worth.  
CYMBELINE (12) UK 1983 MOSHINSKY, ELIJAH £12.99
  
    Stars  Robert Lindsay and Helen Mirren.
HAMLET (U) UK 1980  BENNETT, RODNEY  £12.99
    Stars  Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom and Patrick Stewart.
HENRY IV PT. 1 (U) UK 1979 GILES, DAVID  £12.99
    Stars  David Gwillim.
HENRY IV PT. 2 (U) UK 1979 GILES, DAVID  £12.99
    Stars  David Gwillim.
HENRY V (U) UK 1979 GILES, DAVID £12.99
    Stars  David Gwillim.
HENRY VI PT. 1 (PG) UK 1983 POWELL, JANE £12.99
    Stars Bernard Hill and Brenda Blethyn.
HENRY VI PT. 2 (12) UK 1983  POWELL, JANE £12.99 
    Stars  Bernard Hill.
HENRY VI PT. 3 (PG) UK 1983  POWELL, JANE £12.99 
    Stars Bernard Hill.
HENRY VIII (PG) UK 1979 BILLINGTON, KEVIN £12.99 
    Stars Claire Bloom, Julian Glover and Thimothy West.
JULIUS CAESAR (U) UK 1979 WISE, HERBERT £12.99
    Stars  Charles Gray.
KING LEAR (PG) UK 1982 MILLER, JONATHAN   £12.99
    Stars  Michael Hordern.
LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN (U) UK 1984 GILES, DAVID £12.99
    Stars  John Thaw.
LOVES LABOUR LOST (PG) UK 1979 MOSHINSKY, ELIJAH £12.99 
    Stars Maureen Lipman and Jenny Agutter.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE (U) UK 1981 DAVIS, DESMOND £12.99 
    Stars Tim Piggott-Smith.
MERCHANT OF VENICE (U) UK 198O GOLD, JACK £12.99
    Stars  Warren Mitchell.
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR (U) UK 1982 JONES, DAVID  £12.99
    Stars Prunella Scales.
MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM (U) UK 1981 MOSHINSKY, ELIJAH £12.99
    Stars Robert Lindsay.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (U) UK 1984 BURGE,  STUART    £12.99
    Stars Robert Lindsay.
OTHELLO (U) UK 1981 LOWERY, COLIN     £12.99 
    Stars Anthony Hopkins.
PERICLES (PG) UK 1984  JONES,  DAVID  £12.99  
    Stars  Juliet Stevenson.
RICHARD II (U) UK 1979  GILES, DAVID   £12.99  
    Stars Michael Hordern, Alan Rickman.
RICHARD III (U) UK 1980 HOWELL, JANE  £12.99
    Powerful BBC production.
ROMEO AND JULIET (PG) UK 1979  RAKOFF,  ALVIN    £12.99
    Stars John Geilgud and Derek Jacobi.
TAMING OF THE SHREW(U) UK 1980 MILLER, JONATHAN £12.99
    Stars  John Cleese.
TEMPEST (U) UK 1980  GORRIE, JOHN  £12.99
    Stars Michael Hordern.
TIMON OF ATHENS (12) UK 1981 MILLER, JONATHAN £12.99 
    Stars  Jonathan Pryce.
TITUS ANDRONICUS (PG) UK 1985 POWELL, JANE £12.99
    Stars  Edward Hardwicke.
TROILUS AND CRESSIDA(12) UK 1981 MILLER, JONATHAN £12.99 
    Stars Charles Gray.
TWELFTH NIGHT  (U) UK 1980  GORRIE, JOHN  £12.99
    Stars  Robert Hardy and Felicity Kendal.
TWO GENTLEMAN OF VERONA (PG) UK 1983 TAYLOR, DON £12.99
    Stars  Tessa Peake-Jones.
WINTERS TALE (PG) UK 1981 OWELL, JANE £12.99 
    Stars Jeremy Kemp.
BBC TV SHAKESPEARE COLLECTION (12) UK 1979-1985   £199.99. 
    Contains all 37 plays.

GLOBE THEATRE SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE(E) 2014 DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC £19.99
The play tells the story of Hermia (Olivia Ross) and Lysander (Luke Thompson), two young people who have fallen in love.
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014 MUNBY, JONATHAN £19.99
Live performance staring Jolyon Coy and James Hayes.
AS YOU LIKE IT: GLOBE THEATRE (E) 2009 SHARROCK, THEA £19.99
2009 production with Naomi Frederick as Rosalind and Jack Laskey as Orlando.
THE GLOBE COLLECTION – SHAKESPEARE 400 1616-2016 (E) 2014   £97.99
Collection of 20 performances commemorating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Recorded at Shakespeare’s Globe between 2009 and 2014, the collection includes: ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘As You Like It’, ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’, ‘Henry VII’, ‘Henry IV: Part I’, ‘Henry IV: Part II’, ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’, ‘Henry V’, ‘Twelfth Night’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘The Tempest’, ‘Macbeth’, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘Titus Andronicus’, ‘Julius Caesar’, ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, ‘The Comedy of Errors’ and ‘Doctor Faustus’.
HENRY IV – PART 1: GLOBE THEATRE(E) 2012 DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC £19.99
King Henry (Oliver Cotton) is troubled by the behaviour of his son and heir, Prince Hal (Jamie Parker), who has forsaken the Royal Court.
HENRY IV – PART 2: GLOBE THEATRE(E) 2012 DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC £19.99
King Henry IV (Olivier Cotton) is serious ill and  his son, Hal (Jamie Parker), will shortly become King.
HENRY V: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2012 DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC  £19.99
Live performance of Shakespeare’s historical play at the reconstructed Globe Theatre.
HENRY VIII : GLOBE THEATRE(E) 2010  HESS, NIGEL £19.99
Henry VIII (Dominic Rowan) is involved in a passionate tryst with Anne Boleyn (Miranda Raison).
JULIUS CAESAR: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014  DROMGOOLE, DOMINIC £19.99  Live performance of Shakespeare’s tragedy recorded at the Globe Theatre in London.
MACBETH: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014  BEST, EVE    £19.99
Live performance recorded at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in London.
MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR: GLOBE THEATRE (E) 2010 LUSCOMBE,  CHRISTOPHER £19.99
Christopher Benjamin leads the cast as the  rogue Sir John Falstaff
OTHELLO (E)  2007   £19.99
Starring Eamonn Walker and Tim McInnerny and performed at the Globe Theatre.
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE COLLECTION: KINGS AND ROGUES (E) (0809478010920)  49.99    A collection contains –  ‘Henry IV: Part One’ and ‘Henry IV: Part Two’, ‘Henry VIII’ and  ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’.
SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE: COMEDY, ROMANCE, TRAGEDY  (E) (0809478010425)  49.99   A collection contains –  ‘As You Like It’ ,  ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ and ‘Romeo and Juliet’.
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2012     FROW, TOBY    £19.99   Recorded at the reconstructed Globe Theatre, the production features, among others, Michael Bertenshaw, Pearce Quigley and Samantha Spiro.
THE TEMPEST: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2013     HERRIN, JEREMY    £19.99
Live performance of William Shakespeare’s play, recorded at the reconstructed Globe Theatre in 2013.
TITUS ANDRONICUS: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2014 BAILEY, LUCY £19.99
The story follows Roman army general Titus Andronicus (William Houston), who sacrifices the eldest son of  Tamora Queen of the Goths (Indira Varma) to avenge his sons who were killed in war.
TWELFTH NIGHT: SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE (E) 2013 CARFOL,TIM £19.99
Shipwrecked Viola (Johnny Flynn)  disguises herself as a man to work for the charming Duke Orsino (Liam Brennan).

ROYAL SHAKESPEARE PRODUCTIONS 

HENRY IV – PART I: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2014  DORAN, GREGORY £19.99  Shakespeare’s historical plays performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2014.
HENRY IV – PART 2: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2014  DORAN, GREGORY £19.99  Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2014.
HENRY IV – PART I AND II: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2014  DORAN, GREGORY £29.99  Shakespeare’s historical plays performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2014.
HENRY V: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  DORAN, GREGORY £19.99
Live performance with Alex Hassell as King Henry
KING & COUNTRY – SHAKESPEARE’S GREAT CYCLE OF KINGS (E) 2015  DORAN, GREGORY DVD – £49.99 BLU RAY – £59.99   Royal Shakespeare Company’s Great Cycle of Kings collection featuring  Richard II, Henry IV Parts I & II and Henry
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE £19.99  Christopher Luscombe’s 2015 Royal Shakespeare Company production of this comedy.
LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE £19.99  RSC comedy which sees soldiers Claudio (Tunji Kasim) and Benedick (Edward Bennett) battling to win the hearts of those they love.
LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST/LOVE’S LABOUR’S WON: RSC (E) 2015  CHRISTOPHER LUSCOMBE £33.99
Double bill of performances by the Royal Shakespeare Company.
MACBETH (PG) UK 1978  CASSON, PHILIP £12.99               
Television performance of Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed RSC production with Ian McKellan and Judi Dench.
MACBETH (PG) 2003   UK         DURAN, GREGORY   £19.99           
RSC production with Antony Sher.
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2015  FINDLAY, POLLY £19.99
RSC production of the Shakespeare play.
MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (PG) 1996  UK NOBLE, ADRIAN  £9.99            
Film adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 1996 version of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.  With Lindsay  Duncan And Alex  Jennings.
RICHARD II: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2014  DORAN, GREGORY £19.99
Live performance of the historical play by William Shakespeare with David Tennant playing the title role. Richard II.
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 2013  GODWIN, SIMON £19.99   The story follows two best friends Valentine and Proteus (Michael Marcus and Mark Arends) who travel to Milan in search of adventure
THE WAR OF THE ROSES: ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY (E) 1965 HALL, P/BARTON, J £27.99   Royal Shakespeare Company production adapted from Shakespeare’s plays ‘Henry VI: Parts 1-3’ and ‘Richard III’. Filmed in 1965 and presented as three plays, the performance features, among others, Ian Holm, Peggy Ashcroft, David Warner and Janet Suzman.
WINTER’S TALE   £19.99            
RSC Production.

NEW APRIL/MAY 2016 DOCUMENTARIES ON DVD

1916 – A TERRIBLE BEAUTY (E) 2016 COLLINS, P/MAGAN R. £19.99
Liam Neeson narrates this three-part documentary about the 1916 Easter Rising in Dublin.
A VENUE FOR THE END OF THE WORLD (E) 2016 PROVENZA, PAUL £12.99
Featuring interviews with rock stars and comedians, the documentary looks at the power of manipulation held by these performers and the similarities of their stage presence with that of the Nazis rallies.
BRITAIN’S BLOODY CROWN (E) 2014 £15.99
Four-part series telling the story of the War of the Roses .
CHRONIQUE D’UN ÉTÉ /CHRONICLE OF A SUMMER (12) FRANCE 1961 ROUCH, JEAN/MORIN, EDGER £17.99
Groundbreaking documentary that is a sociopolitical diagnosis of the early sixties in France.
CULLODEN/THE WAR GAME (15) 1965 WATKINS, PETER £19.99
Double bill of documentary-style BBC dramas . ‘Culloden’ (1964) depicts the 1746 Battle of Culloden in which the British Army defeated the outnumbered Scottish Jacobite forces. ‘The War Game’ (1965) depicts a fictional Soviet nuclear attack against Britain and shows events leading up to and in the aftermath of the devastating attack. Dual format dvd and Blu Ray edition.
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT (12A) 2015 JONES, KENT £15.99
Film-makers including Wes Anderson, Martin Scorsese and Richard Linklater come together to discuss the influence of Truffaut’s book on modern cinema.
INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES (12) 2015 TURKEY GEE, G. £17.99
Film of the construction of a museum by author Orhan Pamuk which catalogues the artefacts of an unrequited love in 1970s Istanbul, the subject of his novel, ‘The Museum of Innocence’.
THE KINGDOM OF ZYDECO (E) 2014 MUGGE, ROBERT £14.99
Documentary about the black Creole music scene of Southwest Louisiana which underwent a controversial overhaul after the death of founding father and self-proclaimed King of Zydeco Clifton Chenier.
MARWENCOL (E) 2010 MALMBERG, JEFF £15.99
Artist Mark Hogancamp having lost the ability to write and draw in an attack builds a full 1/6th scale version of a World War II-era Belgian town named Marwencol in his back garden, complete with characters and storylines reflecting those around him.
NARCO CULTURA (E) 2013   MEXICO     SCHWARZ, SHAUL    £15.99
Documentary about the Mexican drug war in Ciudad Juárez and how those involved are portrayed in popular culture, including within the rising subgenre of narcocorrido music.

OUR MAN IN TEHRAN (E) 2013 WEINSTEIN,L/TAYLOR, D £15.99
Documentary chronicling the events of the Iranian hostage crisis in 1980.
THE PROPAGANDA GAME (15) 2015 LONGORIA, ALVARO £19.99
A look at the different types of propaganda used by North Korea. Using privileged access provided by insider and communist Alejandro Cao de Benós, the film studies the ways that North Korea manipulates the truth to achieve their desired goals.
QUE TA JOIE DEMEURE/JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING (E) 2014 FRANCE CÔTÉ, DENIS £15.99
The film explores ideas surrounding the function of labour and the importance of work to society and individuals.
REDNECKS AND CULCHIES (E) 2016 MONAGHAN, TONY £11.99
Look at debilitating addictions of drink and drugs on the employed working class Midwest Americans.
ROME’S INVISIBLE CITY (E) 2015 £12.99
Alexander Armstrong and Dr Michael Scott present this BBC documentary about the underground secrets of Ancient Rome
SPEED SISTERS (PG) 2015 FARES, AMBER ARABIC £15.99
Documentary about the first all-female Arab racing team the Speed Sisters, who compete against one other and have to region’s politics and military as they travel from race to race and try to use their collective passion for racing to become role models for other young Middle Eastern women.
THREE DAYS IN AUSCHWITZ (E) 2015 MORA, PHILIPPE £12.99
Director Philippe Mora visits to the Auschwitz and Birkenau concentration camps. Over three visits to the sites in 2010, 2012 and 2014, Mora learns about the fates of many of his family members who were killed at the camps by the Nazi regime.

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

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

French Canadian film – CE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE – released on dvd

What We HaveCE QU’ON A/WHAT WE HAVE (15) 2014 CANADA DESMONS, MAXIME £15.99
Leaving a troubled life behind in Paris, gay teacher Maurice Lesmers (Desmons) move to the remote town of North Bay, Ontario and gets a job tutoring 15-year-old Allan (Alex Ozerov), who becomes infatuated with his teacher. When Maurice learns that Allan is being bullied by his peers he feels compelled to step in, to his own detriment.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from

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

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Norwegian TV series – OCCUPIED – available on dvd

OccupiedOCCUPIED (15) 2015 NORWAY £29.99
Based on an idea by Jo Nesbø, this 10 part TV series is set in the near future where Norway is occupied by Russia on behalf of the European Union to stop the environmental friendly Norwegian government from stopping all oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

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

Two Filipino movies – CLASH & MONSTER CHRONICLES: TIKTIK – out on dvd

ClashCLASH (15) 2009 PHILIPPINES DIOKNO PEPE £12.99
Two brothers, Richard and Raymond in separate gangs, but when Raymond is ordered to kill his older brother, the two teenage brothers attempting to escape the city.

In Filipino, Tagalog and Visayan with English subtitles

 

Monster ChroniclesTHE MONSTER CHRONICLES: TIKTIK (15) 2012 PHILIPPINES MATTI, ERIK £14.99
Action comedy starring Dingdong Dantes who finds himself battling with a whole family of shape-shifting monsters, the Aswang.

In Tagalog with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/korean-thai-vietnamese-films-on-dvd#TOC-FILIPINO-DVDS

Argentinian film – EL CAMINO DEL VINO/THE WAYS OF WINE – issued on dvd

Ways of WineEL CAMINO DEL VINO/THE WAYS OF WINE (12) 2010 ARGENTINA CARRERAS, NICOLÁS £12.99
A famous wine taster begins discovering that he’s completely losing his pallet, forcing him to search for the reasons that might be causing such an unfortunate change to happen to him.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

French film – FIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE – released on dvd

Fidelio, Alices JourneyFIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE/FIDELIO, ALICE’S JOURNEY (15) 2014 FRANCE BORLETEAU, LUCIE £15.99
Thirty-year-old Alice’s is happy in her job as an engineer on a male dominated freighter and a boyfriend ashore. However when she discovers that the Captain is none other than her first great love it stirs feeling in her . As the ship calls at various ports, Alice deals with life aboard with an all-male crew and the swings of her romantic feelings, while trying to stay the course

In French with English subtitles

FIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

FIDELIO, L’ODYSSÉE D’ALICE FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

DVD available from

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Vera Chytilová’s SOMETHING DIFFERENT/A BAGFUL OF FLEAS out on dvd

Something DifferentSOMETHING DIFFERENT/A BAGFUL OF FLEAS (PG) 1963 CZECHOSLOVAKIA CHYTILOVÁ,VERA £12.99
‘Something Different’ (1963) follows the lives of frustrated housewife Vera (Vera Uzelacová) and gymnast Eva (Eva Bosáková). While Vera struggles to get her husband to appreciate her and her domestic  work, Eva has a gruelling training schedule preparing for  her last competition.

‘A Bagful of Fleas’ (1962) depicts a young girl’s rebellion against those in charge of her all-girl school dormitory.

In Czech with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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