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.

Israeli drama – IN BETWEEN – out on dvd

In Between.jpgIN BETWEEN (15) 2016 ISRAEL HAMOUD, MAYSALOUN £14.99
Israeli drama about three Palestinian women living in the heart of Tel Aviv who lead complex lives in a predominantly Jewish society and despite their varied backgrounds and lifestyles look to find romantic.

Independent lawyer Layla refuses to compromise on her underground lifestyle, gay DJ Salma maintains a facade of propriety in the presence of her conservative Christian family and traditionally educated Muslim girl Nour is studying for a degree at Tel Aviv University.

They each share their minority position in their society as well as their struggle to find romantic partners capable of accepting their complex lives.

In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles

 

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Roberto Rossellini’s – VIVA L’ITALIA – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Viva l_ItaliaVIVA L’ITALIA (PG) 1961 ITALY ROSSELLINI, ROBERTO DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
To celebrate the centenary of Italy, the Italian government commissioned Rossellini to make a biopic of Giuseppe Garibaldi. Rossellini approached the film as he had Francesco, giullare di Dio, presenting the main character in neo-realist mode, as though making a documentary.

In Italian with English subtitles

Learning a foreign language? Some dvd’s that can be watched in other language or with foreign language subtitles

Released in 2018

AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL – TRUTH TO POWER (PG) 2017 SHENK,B/COHEN, J (5053083136376) £19.99
Documentary sequel which follows former United States Vice President Al Gore as he continues his fight against climate change. Gore highlights the progress that has been made in tackling the issues surrounding climate change in the last ten years and discusses the many problems which still remain.

Languages:    English, German, Turkish
Subtitles:        English, Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish.

BATMAN: GOTHAM BY GASLIGHT (15) 2018 (5051892211307) £10.99
DC comic film.

Languages:    English, French, German
Subtitles:        English, Arabic, Castilian Spanish, Dutch, French, German.

THE BEGUILED (15) 2017 COPPOLA, S/SIEGEL, D (5053083115272) £19.99
Western drama remake of the 1971 film inspired by Thomas Cullinan’s book.
Languages:      English, Spanish, German
Subtitles:      Arabic, Spanish, Danish, Finnish, German, Hindi, Icelandic, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish 

BLADE RUNNER 2049 (15) 2017 VILLENEUVE, DENIS (5035822049338) £12.99
   Sequel to the 1982 sci-fi thriller ‘Blade Runner.

Languages:      English, Spanish,
Subtitles:      English,  Spanish.

THE CROWN: SEASON ONE (15) 2017 5035822876514 £30.99
All ten episodes from the first season of the biographical drama based on the life of Queen Elizabeth II.
Languages:   English, French, German
Subtitles:      English, Arabic, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

ELENA OF AVALOR: CELEBRATIONS TO REMEMBER (U) 2018 (8717418517762) £6.99
Collection of episodes from the animated series which follows young Princess Elena

Languages:    English, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, French    

FENCES (12) 2016 WASHINGTON, DENZEL ((5053083109301) £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

FINAL PORTRAIT (15) 2017 (5060192818444) £10.99
Stanley Tucci writes and directs this drama based on the life of Alberto Giacometti and the biography written by James Lord

Languages:    English, French
Subtitles:        English.

THE HERO (15) (5053083136772) £11.99
Lee Hayden (Sam Elliott) is an aging Western icon with a golden voice, but his best performances are decades behind him. 

        Languages:   English, Spanish, French, Polish.
Subtitles:       Arabic, Bulgarian, Spanish, Dutch, French, Greek, Polish, Portugues

IT (15) 2016 (5051892211468) £15.99
Bill Skarsgård stars as Pennywise the clown in this adaptation of Stephen King’s novel directed by Andrés Muschietti. 

Languages:    English, French, Italian
Subtitles:        English, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian

KILL ‘EM ALL (18) 2012 (5035822758339) £9.99
Martial arts action thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Languages:    English,  French, German, Hungarian, Polish
Subtitles:        English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Turkish

LION GUARD – THE RISE OF SCAR (U) 2017 ( 8717418521486) £6.99
Walt Disney animated adventure.


        Languages:    English, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, French
Subtitles:        English.

MOTHER! (18) 2017 ARONOFSKY, DARREN ( 5053083136789) £19.99
Psychological thriller staring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem as a couple who live in a fire damaged house in the middle of nowhere.One day, a mysterious stranger is welcomed into the house by the husband.

Languages:    English, German, Turkish
Subtitles:        English, Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish.

NELLA THE PRINCESS KNIGHT (U) 2017 (5053083140175) £9.99
Nella is an eight-year-old PRINCESS, who loves all the royal glitz and glamour.

Languages:    English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch

PAW PATROL: JUNGLE RESCUES (U) 2017 (5053083128876) £7.99
7 wild adventures, including a double-length special featuring jungle pup, Tracker!

Languages:    English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch

RUSTY RIVETS (U) 2017 (5053083139766) £9.99
‘Combine It & Design It’ with Rusty, Ruby, and their hilarious robotic helpers in 6 awesome adventures! 

Languages:    English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch

THE SINNER: SEASON 1 (15) 2017 (5053083143152) £22.99
The Sinner follows a young mother (Jessica Biel) who, when on a day trip with her husband (Christopher Abbott) and son, commits a startling act of violence and, to her horror, has no idea why.

Languages:    English, French, German
        Subtitles:        Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish

TELETUBBIES – BRAND NEW SERIES – FOLLOW THE LEADER (U) (5035822009257) £7.99

Languages:     English, French, Dutch

TANGLED: BEFORE EVER AFTER (U) 2017 (8717418518271) £6.99
Children’s animated adventure

Languages:    English, Danish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Castilian Spanish, Swedish, French

TIMELESS: SEASON 1 (12) 2017 (5035822580114) £26.99 
All 16 episodes from the first season of the American television drama in which a trio of unlikely characters combine to travel through time to prevent a criminal from destroying the past.

Languages:    English,  French, German
Subtitles:        English, Dutch.

VAMPIRINA (U) 2017 (8717418523374) £6.99
Collection of episodes from the children’s animated series which follows young ghoul Vampirina Hauntley 

Languages:    English, German, Italian, Castilian Spanish, French

WILDE WEDDING (15) 2017 (5053083139735) £12.99
Eve Wilde (Glenn Close – Fatal Attraction) is getting married once again raising concerns with her three grown sons and her favourite ex-husband, Laurence 

Languages:    English, Spanish, Czech, French, Hungarian, Italian
        Subtitles:       Bulgarian, Spanish, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish

Complete list available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/english-language-dvd-movies-with-soundtracks-in-different-languages

 

DVD available to buy at
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Japanese movie – TAG – out on two disc dual format DVD/BLU RAY

TagTAG (15) 2015 JAPAN SONO, SION TWO DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £17.99
Action horror in which introverted high school girl, Mitsuko, stumbles into an alternate realities.

In this new universe she attends a different school, dresses in another girls uniform. Can Mitsuko find a way to return to her own reality?

In Japanese with English subtitles

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

 

 

Korean movie – BATTLESHIP ISLAND – issued on dvd

BATTLESHIP ISLAND.jpgBATTLESHIP ISLAND (15) 2017 KOREA RYOO , SEUNG-WAN £12.99
Set on the Japanese internment camp on Hashima Island in World War Two, the Korean prisoners will do whatever they can to survive and a political prisoner interned at the camp becomes a figurehead for the prisoners and their escape plot.

In Korean with English subtitles

Available to buy at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/korean-thai-vietnamese-films-on-dvd

 

 

NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASES ON DVD FOR JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018

 

A FANATIC HEART: BOB GELDOF ON W.B. YEATS (E) £19.99
A biography of the poet W. B. Yeats and his contribution to the Irish independence movement as a Protestant nationalist.
AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL – TRUTH TO POWER (PG) 2017 SHENK,B/COHEN, J (5053083136376) £19.99
Documentary sequel which follows former United States Vice President Al Gore as he continues his fight against climate change. Gore highlights the progress that has been made in tackling the issues surrounding climate change in the last ten years and discusses the many problems which still remain.
Languages: English, German, Turkish
Subtitles: English, Danish, Finnish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish.
THE BANKSY JOB (16) 2016 GRAY, I R/HARVEY D. £10.99
March 2004, a ten-foot Banksy statue appears in central London. The a few days later the statue is stolen by a group called AK46. Now, after all this time, it seems that AK47 is about to breathe new life into the saga.
DINA (15) 2017 SANTINI, A/SICKLES, D £15.99
The film is an intimate portrait of a the couple Dina and Scott, who plan to marry. Dina Buno, struggles with mental disability and past trauma and Scott Levin has Asperger Syndrome.
EIGHT DAYS THAT MADE ROME (E) 2017 DVD – £24.99 BLU RAY – £25.99
Historical documentary series in which presenter Bettany Hughes gives an account of the history of the Roman Empire and its pivotal moments in time.
FREE TO ROCK – HOW ROCK & ROLL BROUGHT DOWN THE WALL (E) 2017 BROWN, JIM £15.99
A look at the effect of rock music on social change and the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989, including appearances from Jimmy Carter, Mikhail Gorbachev and Billy Joel.
FRENCH WAVES (15) 2016 FRANCE STARKE, JULIAN £19.99
The film looks at the growth of French electronic music from the ’90s through to the present day. The film features contributions from artists and DJs such as Pedro Winter, Laurent Garnier, Fakear, Rone, Bob Sinclair and Terry Hunter.
HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (E) 2009 FRANCE BROMBERG,S/MEDREA, R BLU RAY ONLY £23.99
Documentary in which film archivist Serge Bromberg tells the story of an unfinished film by French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot: ‘L’Enfer’.
I AM HEATH LEDGER (E) 2017 BUITENHUIS, A/MURRAY, D £17.99
Documentary focussing on the life and career of Australian actor Heath Ledger. Centred on hours of home footage that Ledger shot himself, the film features interviews with his family, friends and collaborators who discuss his personality, his rise to stardom and his success in Hollywood, before his untimely death in 2008 from an accidental drugs overdose aged 28 .
LONDON SYMPHONY – A POETIC JOURNEY THROUGH THE LIFE OF THE CITY (E) 2017 BARRETT, ALEX £15.99
With no dialogue, just a accompanying original musical score, the film is a tribute to London and it’s diversity and culture.
LOVE, CECIL (12) 2017 VREELAND, LISA IMMORDINO £19.99
Academy Award-winning documentary of photographer, artist and set designer Cecil Beaton.
MOUNTAIN (PG) 2017 PEEDOM , JENNIFER £15.99
Willem Dafoe narrates, with a backing soundtrack from the Australian Chamber Orchestra, footage of climbing the highest mountain peaks from around the globe.
NICO: ICON (E) 1995 £12.99
Documentary focusing on the life of Velvet Underground’s German born singer-songwriter, model and actress.
POWER TO THE PEOPLE: BRITISH MUSIC VIDEOS 1966-2016 (18) £39.99
Collection of 200 British music videos recorded between 1966 and 2016. The collection includes videos for artists such as Duran Duran, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Eurythmics, Kate Bush, George Michael, Oasis and Robbie Williams.
RICK STEIN’S ROAD TO MEXICO (E) 2017 £22.99
BBC series in which chef Rick Stein takes a culinary road trip from San Francisco to Mexico sampling traditional recipes and local delicacies inspired by the Mexican culture.

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

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

 

 

 

 

Russian film – ZOOLOGY – out on dvd and Blu Ray

ZOOLOGYZOOLOGY (12A) 2016 RUSSIAN TVERDOVSKIJ, IVAN I. DVD – £14.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Lonely, 55-year-old Natasha, is a zoo worker still living at home with her mother. One day she wakes up having grown a tail, but decides to embrace her transformation and begins to enjoying her new lease of life, until a rumour spreads in the neighbourhood that Natasha has been marked by the devil.

Described by the Hollywood Reporter as “Kafka meets Cronenberg” this a beautifully photographed is also a poignant portrait which examines the social issues of loneliness and aging.

In Russian with English subtitles

Special Features:

High Definition transfer
Optional English Subtitles
5.1 surround sound
Trailer

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

ÉRIC ROHMER COLLECTION out on Blu Ray

Éric Rohmer CollectionTHE ÉRIC ROHMER COLLECTION (15) FRANCE BLU RAY ONLY £109
Collection of films featuring – the Marquise of o (1976), Perceval, La Femme De L’aviateur/Aviators Wife, La Femme De L’aviateur/Aviators Wife (1981), Le Beau Marriage/A Good Marriage (1981), Les Nuits De La Pleine Lune/Full Moon in Paris (1984), Le Rayon Vert/the Green Ray (1986), Pauline A La Plage/pauline At the Beach (1983), Le Rayon Vert/The Green Ray (1986), 4 Aventures De Reinette Et Mirabelle/four Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle’ (1987), L’ami De Mon Amie/my Boyfriend’s Girlfriend (1987), and L’arbre, Le Maire Et La Médiathèque/the Tree, the Mayor and the Mediatheque’ (1993).

THE MARQUISE OF O (1976)
Based on a work Heinrich von Kleist about a beautiful widow who is captured and assaulted by Russian soldiers. Unconscious during the attack, she later discovers that she is pregnant, and her shame and embarrassment about the Aassualt gradually escalates into panic and desperation.

PERCEVAL (1978)
Film about the adventures of legendary knight of the Round Table, Sir Perceval.

LA FEMME DE L’AVIATEUR/AVIATORS WIFE (1981)
A young man finds that his girlfriend is cheating on him, in this comedy of errors.

LE BEAU MARRIAGE/A GOOD MARRIAGE (1981)
Sabine is determined to find a good husband in this witty and touching comedy

LES NUITS DE LA PLEINE LUNE/FULL MOON IN PARIS (1984)
Louise leads a double life, but who feels stifled by her live in love affair.

LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY (1986)
Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne woman on holiday.

PAULINE A LA PLAGE/PAULINE AT THE BEACH (1983)
Pauline, 15, is on holiday in Normandy and learns about life and love by watching the around make a hash of both.

LE RAYON VERT/THE GREEN RAY (1986)
Charming, romantic comedy of young Parisienne on holiday.

4 AVENTURES DE REINETTE ET MIRABELLE/FOUR ADVENTURES OF REINETTE AND MIRABELLE’ (1987)
Country girl, Reinette, and Parisienne Mirabelle find their lives interweave, from first meeting on holiday to sharing a Paris flat.

L’AMI DE MON AMIE/MY BOYFRIEND’S GIRLFRIEND (1987)
The film explores questions of fidelity and betrayal, delusion and deceit in modern youth with a light and compassionate touch.

L’ARBRE, LE MAIRE ET LA MÉDIATHÈQUE/THE TREE, THE MAYOR AND THE MEDIATHEQUE’ (1993)
A socialist mayor, in a small French town, uses his Paris contacts to get the money to build  cultural centre to put the town in the spotlight . However a local teachers apposes the plan as he wants to keep the rural idyll.

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Interviews: Bruno Ganz, André Dussollier, Claude-Jean Philippe, Caroline Champetier, Arielle Dombasle, Pascale Ogier, Marie Rivière, Joëlle Miquel, Éric Rohmer

Making Of Documentary

Other Documentary: ‘Nestor Almendros: Director of Photography’, ‘Effraction: Tchéky Karyo’, ‘ Changing Landscapes’

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

 

Blu Ray editon of – AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION – now available

Agnès Varda CollectionTHE AGNÈS VARDA COLLECTION (18) FRANCE BLU-RAY ONLY £71.99
Collection of the following 8 Varda films-

LE BONHEUR (15) 1965 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Agnes Varda directs this drama exploring the complex and devastating effects of an extra-marital affair.
CLEO 5 TO 7 (15) 1962 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
While waiting for the result of a medical test, French singer Cleo (Corinne Marchand) spends a couple of hours – shown in real time – wandering through the streets of Paris. Along the way she meets up with her lover and with her composers, visits her model friend Dorothee (Dorothee Blank), has a brief affair with a passing soldier, drinks coffee and buys a new hat with her maid before finally meeting up with her doctor to receive the diagnosis.
LES GLANEURS ET LA GLANEUSE/GLEANERS AND I (15) 2000 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Documentary the lives of those who live ‘off the grid’ in France. Gleaning is the act of gathering the leftovers from a harvest after the main, profitable crop has been taken away by the farmer. As well as examining the lives of actual gleaners, who subsist from the remnants of modern agriculture, Varda extends the metaphor to enquire about those who live by more modern forms of gleaning.
JACQUOT DE NANTES (PG) 1992 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
The childhood of director Jacques Demy is recreated by his widow, the filmmaker Agnes Varda.
LES PLAGES D’AGNÈS/BEACHES OF AGNES (18) 2008 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
Intimate and inventive autobiographical portrait in which Varda relates her own story by employing a range of filmic techniques, including the re-staging of dramatic events in her life, and the use of symbolic visual sets that combine to flesh out her thoughts and concepts, while at the same time giving an insight into her creative processes through the years.
LA POINTE COURTE (PG) 1955 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
This semi-documentary exploration of the complexities of a marital relationship marks the directorial debut of French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda.
SANS TOIT NI LOI/VAGABOND (15) 1985 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS £15.99
‘Vagabond’ tells the story of the final few weeks of female drifter Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), who feels incapable of participating in ordinary French society.
L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS/ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T (15) 1977 FRANCE VARDA, AGNÈS
In the early 1960s in Paris, two women become friends but loose touch. Over a decade later, they meet and tell each other what has happened to them in the intervening years.

In French with English subtitles

Special features:

Exclusive 100-page book

LA POINTE COURTE
Documentary short Du cote de la cote

CLEO FROM 5 TO 7
New Interview with Agnes Varda
Recorded exclusively for this release Memories and Anecdotes –
The Making of Cleo From 5 to 7 Madonna and Agnes speak about Cleo Cleo’s Time
Lapse Trajectory Subject of the Engaged Fiances on the Bridge Cariatides of Paris

LE BONHEUR
Agnes talks about Le Bonheur
Words about Le Bonheur
Le Bonheur: The People of Fontenay respond
Jean-Claude Drouot returns to Fontenay-aux-roses
The two women from Le Bonheur
Agnes and happiness: Fragments of a documentary

L’UNE CHANTE, L’AUTRE PAS
Documentary short Oncle Yanco
Plaisir d’Amour en Iran
Reponse de Femmes

VAGABOND
Notes and Commentaries
Music and Travels
Bonus film ‘Degrade vieille femme’

JACQUOT DE NANTES
Agnes V. raconte
Souvenirs de Nantes
Evocations et Vocations
Le Sabotier du Val de Loire: A Short film by Jacques Demy

THE GLEANERS & I
The Little Museum featurette
Homage to Zgougou the cat featurette
Two years later documentary

THE BEACHES OF AGNES
Daguerre Beach On
Trapeze Artists and Acrobats
Interview

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Andrei Tarkovsky CollectionANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15) RUSSIA (5021866837307) DVD – £62.99 BLU RAY – £71.99
This features – Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan’s Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.

ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.

IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two.

MIRROR (U) 1974 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.

NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN ITALIAN
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.

SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN SWEDISH
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.

SOLARIS (PG) 1972 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.

STALKER (PG) 1979 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.

In Russian  with English subtitles.

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SPECIAL FEATURES – BLU-RAY ONLY

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’; commentary with author and translator Layla Alexander-Garrett and James King from Curzon Artificial Eye

Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary by psychoanalyst Mary Wild

DVD available to buy at –

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

Fritz Lang’s classic – METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY – out of limited edition Blu Ray

METROPOLIS 90METROPOLIS: 90TH ANNIVERSARY (U) GERMANY 1926 B/W. LANG, FRITZ LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY ONLY £34.99
90th Anniversary edition  of this early Science Fiction story of a dehumanized future society

Included in this definitive special edition boxed set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, are the 150-minute reconstructed and restored version; Giorgio Moroder presents Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself; and the original 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of additional footage which brought the film significantly closer to Lang’s original vision.

Special Features

A Limited Edition Set (2000 units), Hard Bound slipcase containing an amaray and 100 page book, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork specially for this release

150 minute reconstructed and restored 2010 version (including 25 minutes of footage previously thought lost to the world) on Blu-ray

Metropolis Refound – a 2010 documentary by Evangelina Loguerico exploring the rediscovery of the most complete print of the Fritz Lang masterpiece in an Argentinean film museum

Giorgio Moroder presents: Metropolis – the 1984 re-imagining of Metropolis featuring a soundtrack by Moroder himself and artists such as Adam Ant, Pat Benatar, Freddie Mercury and many more

The Fading Image – Documentary which goes behind the scenes of Giorgio Moroder’s restoration and scoring

Pristine HD transfers (1080p on the Blu-ray discs)

The 2001 restoration that was considered the definitive version of the film before the discovery of the Argentina footage (DVD)

2010 symphony orchestra studio recording of the original 1927 Gottfried Huppertz score in 5.1 (2010 version)

Berndt Heller’s arrangement of the Gottfried Huppertz score (2001 version)
Optional English subtitles as well as the original German intertitles

Full length audio commentary by David Kalat and Jonathan Rosenbaum (2010 version)

Full length audio commentary by film historian Enno Patalas (2001 version)

Die Reise nach Metropolis (2010, 53 minutes), a documentary about the film
2010 re-release trailer

A 100-page book featuring extensive writings on the film; interviews with Fritz Lang and a stunning array of rare archival imagery
In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Taiwanese movie – LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN – out on dual format Dvd/Blu Ray

LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAINLEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN (12) 1979 TAIWAN HU, KING IN MANDARIN DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, this epic fantasy-horror tells of a young scholar, Ho Yunqing living in an isolated mountain monastery where he becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil.

In Mandarin with English subtitles

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

 

Early Brigitte Bardot – MANINA… LA FILLE SANS VOILE/MANINA, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER – out on Blu Ray

Manina.jpgMANINA… LA FILLE SANS VOILE/MANINA, THE LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER’S DAUGHTER (PG) 1952 FRANCE ROZIER , WILLY BLU RAY ONLY £11.99
25-year-old student from Paris falls under the spell of Manina (Brigitte Bardot), the beautiful 18-year-old lighthouse keeper’s daughter.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features
1080p presentation
Optional English subtitles
56 Rue Pigalle (88 mins) – Director Willy Rozier’s little-seen noir-melodrama
Footage of the infamous Rozier-Chalais duel, between director Willy Rozier and film critic François Chalais
Stills gallery containing rare photos of Bardot taken during the film’s production

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Henri-Georges Clouzot’s – LE MYSTÈRE PICASSO/MYSTERY OF PICASSO – issued on dvd and Blu Ray.

Mystery of PicassoLE MYSTÈRE PICASSO/MYSTERY OF PICASSO (E) 1956 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGE DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
A filmed record of Pablo Picasso painting using a transparent ‘canvas’ to provide an unobstructed view of Picasso at work.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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