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.

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

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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 –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/dutch-films

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 –

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

 

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

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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Austrian film -KATER/TOMCAT – issued on dvd

tomcatKATER/TOMCAT (18) 2016 AUSTIA HÄNDL, KLAUS £15.99
Couple Andreas and Stefan live happily in the suburbs of Vienna with their cat Moses. Their peaceful existence is shattered by an impulsive and unexplainable violent outburst from Stefan which threatens to tear the pair’s relationship apart.

Unable to reconcile with his partner, Andreas turns silent and becomes increasingly distant towards Stefan. Will they ever be able to love one another again and restore their previously perfect union?

In German with English subtitles

BILINGUAL GERMAN ENGLISH FILM NOTES TO DER KATER

DVD available to buy at –

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

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Taiwanese film – DAUGHTER OF THE NILE – now available as a dual format edition

Daughter of the NileDAUGHTER OF THE NILE – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (15) 1987 TAIWAN HOU, HSIAO-HSIEN IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT EDITION £17.99
Set in 1980s Taipei, Lin works in KFC during the day, attends night classes and is obsessing with local gigolo Ah-sang, while keeping her younger siblings in check.

To escape her troubles, Lin escapes to a fantasy world where she imagines herself as the title character from her favourite manga series – ‘Daughter of the Nile’.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

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

 

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Award winning German comedy – TONI ERDMANN – issued on Dvd and Blu Ray

Toni ErdmannTONI ERDMANN (15) 2016 GERMANY ADE, MAREN DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Award winning comedy, in which divorced music teacher Winfried tries to reconnect with his career-driven daughter Ines. To do this Winfried integrates himself into Ines work circle and takes on the alter ego of the practical joker ‘Toni Erdmann’ as a way of cheering her up.

Ines is initially mortified by her father’s actions, the pair’s mutual disdain for each other’s behaviour begins to show signs of healing their fractured relationship.

TONI ERDMANN GERMAN FILM NOTES

TONI ERDMANN SCREENPLAY ENGLISH

TONI ERDMANN ENGLISH PRESS NOTES

TONI ERDMANN FRENCH PRESS NOTES

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Final installment – LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3 – released on dvd

spin 3LES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE/SPIN: SERIES 3 (15) FRANCE 2016 £19.99
Third and final series in which the race for the presidency enters its final stretch, Simon witnesses an assassination which threatens to throw the contest into chaos.

Series 3 episodes are:

Death On the Air’, ‘Woman in the Shadows’, ‘Tabloid Politics’, ‘Manipulations’, ‘Betrayals’ and ‘Game Over’.

In French with English subtitles

SpinLES HOMMES DE L’OMBRE /SPIN: SERIES 1 AND 2 (15) FRANCE 2016 £29.99
French political drama about a former spin doctor helping a candidate beating Prime Minister in the upcoming presidential election.
Series 1 episodes are:

‘L’Attentat’,’La Candidate’,’La Conquête Du Centre’, ‘Le Témoin’, ‘Le Ralliement’ and ‘Trahisons’.

Series 2 episodes are:

‘L’Accident’, ‘La Guerre Des Nerfs’, ‘Otages’, ‘La Cuillère Du Diable’, ‘Chantage’ and ‘L’Exercice Du Pouvoir’

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

German war movie 1941 – ROMMEL – now available on dvd

RommelROMMEL (TBA) GERMANY 2012 STEIN, NIKI £15.99
Summer 1944 and the tide of the Second World War is beginning to turn as Nazi Germany awaits the D-Day landings. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is in charge of the defences on the French coastline. Rommel prdicts Normandy as the invasion point but Berlin disagrees with him and Rommel’s place in the Nazi hierarchy is caught up in a conspiracy to overthrow the Führer.
In German with English subtitles
DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Czech war movie -1941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK – now available on dvd

19411941 – THE BATTLE OF TOBRUK (15) CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA 2008 MARHOUL, VACLAV £9.99
Tense, unsentimental WWII drama in which two Czech recruits find themselves in North Africa helping out the allies.

But on their arrival, the realities of war soon begin to sink in, and, as the German barrage of the British lines intensifies, the lack of supplies begins to affect the men’s strength and morale.

In Czech and Slovak with English subtiles

DVDs available to buy at –

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

 

Now available as a limited edition Blu Ray Box set , – ANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION

TarkovskyANDREI TARKOVSKY DELUXE COLLECTION (15) BLU RAY ONLY £109
This limited Blu Ray features the following films –

DISC 1
IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two
Russian and German with English subtitles
Running time: 94 mins
Black and white
1.33:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 2
ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.
Russian, Italian and Tatar with English subtitles
Running time: 178 mins
Black and white
2.35:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 3
SOLARIS (PG) 1972
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems to bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 166 mins
Black and white/ colour
2.35:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 4
MIRROR (U) 1973 RUSSIA
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 105 mins
Black and white/ colour
1.37:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 5
STALKER(PG) 1979 RUSSIA
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.
Russian with English subtitles
Running time: 162 mins
Black and white/colour
1.33:1
LPCM Dual mono

DISC 6
NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY
At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.
Russian and Italian with English subtitles
Running time: 125 mins
Black and white/ colour
1.66:1
LPCM 2.0

DISC 7
THE SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN
An isolated Swedish island Alexander (Erland Josephson), his wife, their children, her lover and various eccentric friends gather around a radio when nuclear war is announced. Alexander attempts to strike a deal with God and is willing to sacrifice everything, including his six-year-old son, in order to avert the war and mankind’s annihilation.
English, Swedish and French with English subtitles
Running time: 148 mins
Audio commentary
Colour
1.66:1
LPCM mono

DISC 8
SPECIAL FEATURES
Andrei Tarkovsky Metaphysical Dream Zone introductions and Selected
scene commentary with Film Psychoanalyst Mary Wild.
THE COLLECTION ALSO INCLUDES:

• 177-page book

• Ivan’s Childhood: Interviews with composer Vyaaheslav Ovchinnikov, cinematographer Vadim Usov and actor Evgeniy Zharikov

• Andrei Rublev: Making-of featurette; interview with actor Yuriy Nazarov

• Mirror: Interviews with screenwriter A. Misharin, composer Eduard Artemev and actor Oleg Yankovskiy; featurette

• Solaris: Interview with actor Natalia Bondarchuk; Donatas Banionis featurette

• Stalker: Interviews with cinematographer Aleksandr Knyazhinsky and set designer Rashit Safiullin

• Nostalgia: Interviews with co-writer Tonino Guerra and Marina Tarkovsky

• The Sacrifice: Video essay ‘Poetic Harmony’; audio commentary with author and translator Layla Alexander-Garrett and James King from Curzon Artificial Eye

• Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary for all seven films by psychoanalyst Mary Wild

BLU RAY IS REGION CODE: B

Blu Ray set  available to buy at –

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

Icíar Bollaín’s – EL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE – now available as a dual format edition

Olive TreeEL OLIVO/OLIVE TREE (15) 2016 SPAIN BOLLAÍN, ICÍAR DUAL FORMAT EDITION £14.99
To help her ailing and melancholic grandfather, Ramón, 20-year-old Alma embarks on a quest to recover a 2,000-year-old olive tree that the family sold against the grandfathers wishes.

Alma tracks the tree to the Lobby of an energy company in the German city of Düsseldorf and with the help of friends and grassroots activist she hatches a plans to return the tree to its rightful home.

In Spanish with English subtitles

TEACHER_S RESOURCES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO EL OLIVO

SPANISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO

ENGLISH PRESS NOTES TO EL OLIVO

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES TO EL OLIVO
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/16/the-olive-tree-review-iciar-bollain-paul-laverty-captivating-spanish-drama

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

 

Even the RainTAMBIÉN LA LLUVIA/EVEN THE RAIN  (15) 2012  SPAIN     BOLLAÍN, ICIAR        £14.99
Spanish actress, writer and director Icíar Bollaín directs this political docu-drama about an international film crew that 
arrives in rural Bolivia to make a film about Christopher Columbus. However, director Sebastian (Gael Garcia Bernal) and his crew find their project under threat when violent demonstrations break out locally against the corporate ownership of the area’s water rights. The film uses a dual storyline to draw parallels between issues of wealth, ownership and political power both 500 years ago, when Spain first conquered the New World, and today, when corporate giants use their money and power to ride roughshod over the rights of indigenous people.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

 

Cristian Mungiu’s – GRADUATION – out on dvd and Blu Ray.

GraduationGRADUATION (15) 2016 ROMANIA MUNGIU, CRISTIAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Bright 18 year old student Eliza lives in a remote town in Transylvania. On the day before she is to sit her final exam to get a place at a prestigious British university, she is assaulted by a strange man near her school and loses her confidence. Her father, a doctor, must go against his principles and call in all the favours to help is daughter pass her exam.

In Romanian with English subtitles.
Guardian reviewhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/19/graduation-review-cristian-mungiu-romania-cannes-2016

Other dvds by Cristian Mungiu

4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS & 2 DAYS (PG) ROMANIA 2007 MUNGU, CRISTIAN    £19.99
 Award winning drama set in the last years of Communist-era Romania.

BEYOND THE HILLS (12A) 2012  ROMANIAN   MUNGIU, CRISTIAN
DVD – £15.99        BLU RAY – £19.99
Dark Romanian drama following two young women at odds with their past.

In Romanian with English subtitles.

DVD available to buy at

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

 

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