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.

NEW NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 DOCUMENTARIES RELEASES ON DVD

ARGENTINA (U) 2015 ARGENTINA CARLOS SAURA £19.99
This documentary explores the rich culture of Argentina through traditional music and dance.
THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS (12) 2016 HOWARD, RON DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £23.99
Documentary which follows The Beatles during their touring years from 1962-1966.
BRASILINTIME – BATUCADA COM DISCOS (TBA) 2006 CROSS, BRIAN £17.99
Feature-length documentary directed by looking at the cultural relationship between Brazilian music and hip-hop.
THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY (12A) 2016 ROSSI, ANDREW £15.99
High fashion documentary centring on the annual Metropolitan Museum of Art Gala, or Met Ball, one of the most prestigious and highly-anticipated social events in the fashion calendar.
THE FRENCH WAY (E) 1972 £14.99
A 1972 look at the daily lives of people who live in rural France.
HITLER: THE RISE AND FALL (E) 2016 £19.99
Three-part series that looks at the rise and fall of Adolf Hitler.
I AM BOLT (PG) 2016 TURNER,B/TURNER,G £19.99
Documentary which follows Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt as he prepares for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
JACO (15) 2015 KIJAK,S/MARCHAND,P £19.99
Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo produces this documentary about the life and career of jazz musician Jaco Pastorius.
JAMES MAY – THE REASSEMBLER (E) 2016 £19.99
James May presents this three-part BBC series in which he reassembles household appliances to gain a better understanding of how they work.
LO AND BEHOLD (12) 2016 HERZOG, WERNER £15.99
Werner Herzog directs this documentary about the creation of the Internet and the connected modern world it has spawned.
MAGNUS (U) 2016 REE, BENJAMIN £15.99
Film charts the rise to stardom of Norwegian chess player Magnus Carlsen, who at the age of 23 became one of the youngest chess grandmasters in history.
MING OF HARLEM – TWENTY ONE STOREYS IN THE AIR (U) 2014 WARNELL, PHILLIP DUAL DVD BLU RAY £22.99
Documentary about the relationship between humans and wild animals kept as pets, focusing on Harlem resident Antoine Yates and Ming, his pet tiger.
MY SCIENTOLOGY MOVIE (15) 2015 DOWER, JOHN £15.99
Louis Theroux presents this documentary which looks behind the scenes at the Church of Scientology.
PLANET EARTH II (PG) 2016 DVD – £22.99 BLU RAY – £27.99
A decade after the success of the original documentary series, David Attenborough returns to narrate another colossal project showcasing life on this planet.
RESET (TBA) 2015 FRANCE DEMAIZIÈRE,T/TEURLAI, A £19.99
Film follows Paris Opera Ballet new choreographer Benjamin Millepied as he is tasked with reimagining some of the company’s famed work for the modern era.
SECRET WORLD OF LEGO (15) 2015 £12.99
Narrated by Hugh Bonneville, the documentary goes behind the scenes of the Danish headquarters where Lego is designed and made and reveals the secrets of the toys’ popularity.
THE VICTORIAN SLUM: THE COMPLETE SERIES (E) 2016 £19.99
Michael Mosley presents this six-part BBC documentary that follows a group of 21st-century citizens living in a recreated Victorian slum in East London.

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

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

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Biographical drama – CESAR CHAVEZ – released on dvd

cesar-chavezCESAR CHAVEZ (12) 2014 MEXICO LUNA, DIEGO £12.99
Biographical drama based on the life and achievements of Mexican American civil rights activist and labour movement leader Cesar Chavez.

The film shows how Chavez (Michael Peña) went from being just another Latino American farm worker to a passionate and respected spokesperson whose embrace of non-violent means of protest led to the securing of a living wage for workers like himself.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

Mexican thriller – DESIERTO – out on dvd

desiertoDESIERTO (15) 2016 MEXICO CUARÓN, JONÁS £12.99
A group of Mexican migrant workers make the dangerous crossing into the USA as they go in search of a better life by. However, they are quickly spotted by a psychotic American vigilante who takes it upon himself to hunt them across the desert with his rifle.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

Polish drama – LIFE FEELS GOOD – out on dvd

life-feels-goodLIFE FEELS GOOD (15) 2013 POLAND PIEPRZYCA, MACIEJ £15.99
Heartwarming story about a man who lives with severe cerebral palsy that has alienated him from the rest of the world for the first 25 years of his life as he grow up during Poland’s transition to democracy in the 1980s and 1990s.

Thankfully, his mother and father are loving and caring towards their son and try their best to support him as much as they can. However, when a tragedy hits home which results in Mateusz being placed in a care home, his situation worsens as he struggles to find ways to communicate his intelligence and ability to understand.

In Polish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Out on dvd and staring Isabelle Huppert – L’AVENIR /THINGS TO COME

things-to-comeL’AVENIR /THINGS TO COME (12A) 2016 FRANCE MIA HANSEN-LØVE £15.99
Nathalie (Isabelle Huppert), a philosophy teacher, re-evaluates her life after her husband of 25 years informs her he is leaving her to be with another woman and her possessive mother passes away in her nursing home.

Using the theories she teaches, Nathalie tries to take back control of her life and find her true self .

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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

 

Krzysztof Kieslowski box sext of his work out on dvd/Blu Ray

dekalogDEKALOG AND OTHER TELEVISION WORKS (15) 1998 POLAND KIESLOWSKI, KRZYSZTOF DUAL FORMAT BLU RAY/DVD £63.99
All ten episodes of the acclaimed Polish drama series ‘Dekalog’, revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments. Also included are all of Kieslowski’s television work, starting with his first professional short fiction film and continuing with four feature-length pieces.

Box set contains –

DEKALOG (1988 9h 32mins) – Ten episodes revolving around the consequences arising from a breach of one of the Ten Commandments.

PEDESTRIAN SUBWAY (1973, 29 mins) – Kieslowski’s professional fiction debut, about a man trying to repair a failed marriage

FIRST LOVE (1974, 52 mins) – a docudrama about a teenage couple coping with an unwanted pregnancy

PERSONNEL (1975, 67 mins) – Kieslowski’s first feature-length fiction film, a partly autobiographical piece about a Warsaw theatre company

THE CALM (1976, 82 mins) – one of Kieslowski’s most powerful early films, about a man rebuilding his life in mid-70s Poland after a short prison sentence
Short Working Day (1981, 73 mins), Kieslowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order

KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI: STILL ALIVE (2007) – an affectionate 82-minute portrait of the director by his former student Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, including interviews with dozens of friends and colleagues

In Polish with English subtitles.

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

4K restoration of all ten episodes, presented in their original broadcast aspect ratios

Original Polish mono soundtrack (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays), with optional English subtitles

Pedestrian Subway (1973, 29 mins), Kieslowski’s professional fiction debut, about a man trying to repair a failed marriage

First Love (1974, 52 mins), a docudrama about a teenage couple coping with an unwanted pregnancy

Personnel (1975, 67 mins), Kieslowski’s first feature-length fiction film, a partly autobiographical piece about a Warsaw theatre company

The Calm (1976, 82 mins), one of Kieslowski’s most powerful early films, about a man rebuilding his life in mid-70s Poland after a short prison sentence

Short Working Day (1981, 73 mins), Kieslowski’s study of a political strike, controversially told from the viewpoint of a Communist functionary trying to keep order

Krzysztof Kieslowski: Still Alive (2007), an affectionate 82-minute portrait of the director by his former student Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz, including interviews with dozens of friends and colleagues

Collector’s booklet featuring a lengthy essay on Dekalog and Kieslowski by Father Marek Lis, plus Kieslowski’s own intensely self-critical discussion of all the films in this set and Stanley Kubrick’s famous eulogy to Kieslowski and co-writer Krzysztof Piesiewicz

DVD available to buy at –

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

German WWII drama – NACKT UNTER WÖLFEN /THE CAMP – out on dvd

campNACKT UNTER WÖLFEN /THE CAMP (15) 2015 GERMAN KADELBACH, PHILIPP £10.99
Based on Bruno Apitz novel, set in Buchenwald concentration camp at the end of March 1945. Hans Pippig is a prisoner when he discovers a young Jewish boy in the case of an incoming prisoner. They to hide and protect the boy while they await the advancing Allied forces to rescue them.

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

Vittorio de Sica’s film – LA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN – out on dvd and blu ray

two-womenLA CIOCIARA /TWO WOMEN (15) 1960 ITALY DE SICA, VITTORIO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
1943 a woman and her teenage daughter travel form war torn Rome to her native village of Ciociaria. When the allies arrive they travel back to Rome and experience the horrors of war that they had hoped to escape.

Winner of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film while Sophia Loren won a BAFTA and an Academy Award for her performance.

In Italian with English subtitles

Other films by Vittorio de Sica on dvd

CACCIA ALLA VOLPE/AFTER THE FOX (U) ITALY 1966 DE SICA, VITTORIO IN ENGLISH £15.99
Sica directs Peter Sellers in this comedy penned by Neil Simon.
IL GIARDINO DEI FINZI CONTINI/GARDEN OF THE FINZI-CONTINI (12) 1970 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Drama set in the Italian city of Ferrara in the late 1930s, adapted from the novel by Giorgio Bassani. In the estate grounds of wealthy Jewish family, the Finzi-Continis, brother and sister Alberto (Helmut Berger) and Micol (Dominique Sanda) and their friends, Giorgio (Lino Capolicchio) and Bruno (Fabio Testi), play tennis and enjoy relaxing afternoons. Away from the seclusion and safety of the estate, however, fascism is on the rise.
LADRI DI BICICLETTE/BICYCLE THIEVES (U) 1948 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £17.99
Oscar winning story of a poor man whose bicycle is stolen and he and his son search Rome for it.
IL MIO VIAGGIO IN ITALIA/MY VOYAGE TO ITALY (12) 1999 £12.99
Martin Scorsese presents this documentary in which he discusses Italian films that have had an impact on him. The programme takes a look at films by Rossellini, De Sica, Visconti, Fellini and Antonioni in the context of emotion, style, staging, technique, politics and cinematic influence.
MIRACOLO A MILANO/MIRACLE IN MILAN (U) 1950 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE THREE DISC SET £24.99
Captivating fable about an orphan who helps the homeless of post war Milan to regain their self-respect.
SCIUSCIÀ’ (RAGAZZI)/SHOESHINE (12) ITALY 1946 SICA, DE, VITTORIO £19.99
Filmed in postwar Rome and inspired by the real stories of those struggling to overcome the oppressive forces of a corrupt
and ineffective political system.
UMBERTO D (U) 1953 ITALY SICA, VITTORIO DE £19.99
Film about a retired civil servant and how he manages to survive on his inadequate pension.

 

DVD available to buy at –

www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

 

Ettore Scola’s – UNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY – out on dvd and blu ray

a-special-dayUNA GIORNATA PARTICOLARE/A SPECIAL DAY (12) 1977 ITALY SCOLA, ETTORE DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Set in 1938, at the time of the first meeting between Hitler and Mussolini, Antonietta (Sophia Loren) stays at home while her fascist husband goes off to see his idols. As their building empties to see the dictators parade through the streets, Antonietta strikes up a friendship with her mysterious neighbour Gabriele (Marcello Mastroianni ). This relationship will radically alter both of their outlooks on life.

In Italian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/italian-films-on-dvd

 

Pablo Larraín’s – FUGA – issued in dvd

fugaFUGA (15) 2006 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Eliseo Montalbán is a Chilean composer committed to a asylum, where he scrawls his unfinished composition on the walls. When Argentine music student Ricardo discovers the composition he passes it off as his own. Years later, after Montalbán has left the mental hospital, Coppa tracks him down to apologise for plagiarising his symphony.

 

In Spanish with English subtitles

OTHER FILMS ON DVD BY PABLO LARRAÍN

 

EL CLUB/THE CLUB (18) 2015 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £14.99
Set in a small coastal town, four old Catholic priests live in exile under the watchful eye of a nun, Sister Monica serving time repenting an array of indecent acts from child abuse to abducting children. The arrival of a fifth disgraced priest disrupts the idyllic retreat.
MADE IN CHILE – TWO FILMS BY PABLO LARRAÍN (18) £19.99
Contains ‘Santiago 73/Post Mortem’ (2010) is set in 1973 during the last days of the rule of soon-to-be-overthrown President Salvador Allende. & ‘Tony Manero’ (2008) is a crime drama set in late 1970s Chile during the early years of the dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.
NO (15) 2012 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £19.99
Academy Award-nominated political drama set against the backdrop of the Chilean national plebiscite of 1988. Forced to hold a referendum due to external pressures, the Chilean dictator, Augusto Pinochet, allowed both sides of the debate a 15-minute slot on TV to argue for and against his rule. Rene Saavedra, here portrayed by Gael García Bernal, was the advertising executive who led the ‘no’ campaign and was forced to deal with pressures himself while doing so.
SANTIAGO ’73/POST MORTEM (15) 2010 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £14.99
Set in 1973 during the last days of the rule of soon-to-be-overthrown President Salvador Allende. Alfredo Castro stars as Mario, a solitary morgue employee whose obsession with his next-door neighbour, cabaret dancer Nancy Puelma, unfolds against the backdrop of a nation on the verge of political and economic collapse.
TONY MANERO (18) 2008 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £19.99
Gritty crime drama set in late 1970s Chile during the early years of the harsh dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet.

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

Cuban film – VIVA – released on dvd

vivaVIVA (15) 2015 CUBA/IRELAND BREATHNACH, PADDY £19.99
Cuban make-up artist Jesus becomes a drag artist but when he takes to the stage his estranged father, ex-boxer Angel , shows up and soon makes it clear that he disagrees with his son’s lifestyle. Can he learn to accept Jesus over time?

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

French film -KALINKA – released on dvd

kalinkaKALINKA (15) 2016 FRANCE GARENQ, VINCENT £19.99
French accountant André (Daniel Auteuil) is struggling for justice following the death of his daughter Kalinka at the hands of her stepfather. After battling for decades, André finally takes the law into his own hands in a desperate attempt to force a retrial in France.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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

 

Out on Blu Ray Francois Truffaut – LA NUIT AMÉRICAINE/DAY FOR NIGHT

day-for-nightLA NUIT AMÉRICAINE/DAY FOR NIGHT – THE CRITERION COLLECTION (12) 1973 FRANCE TRUFFAUT, FRANCOIS BLU RAY £27.99
Witty homage to the movie business with Francois Truffaut playing a director making a melodrama, but encounters many obstacles, having to deal with the diva-ish Severine who can’t remember her lines, a flighty leading man and the emotionally fragile Julie (Jacqueline Bisset).

In French with subtitles in English.

DVD available to buy from

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

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German film – HEIDI – released on dvd

heidiHEIDI (U) 2015 GERMANY/SWITZLERAND GSPONER, ALAIN £15.99

Adapted from the Johanna Spyri’s children’s novel. Heidi is a five-year-old orphan living with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains.

When Heidi is sent to Frankfurt to be a companion to the wealthy girl, but sickly Clara, Heidi has funny mishaps due to her lack of experience with city life.

In German with English subtitles

IDEEN ZU FILM UND BUCH FÜR DEN UNTERRICHT IN DER GRUNDSCHULE
DVD available to buy at –

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