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.

Alain Resnais’ classic New Wave film – L’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD – reissued on dvd

Last Year in MarienbadL’ANNÉE DERNIÈRE À MARIENBAD/LAST YEAR IN MARIENBAD (U) 1961 FRANCE RESNAIS, ALAIN £15.99
Based on Alain Robbe-Grillet’s novel and a defining work of the French New Wave, this surreal film is set in a luxury hotel. Here an unnamed man attempts to persuade a married woman to run away with him, claiming they have had an affair. However the woman does not recognise him.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Jacques Rivette’s film – LA RELIGIEUSE /THE NUN – issued on dvd

NUNLA RELIGIEUSE /THE NUN (12) 1966 FRANCE RIVETTE , JACQUES £15.99
Set 18th century France and based on the novel by Denis Diderot , Suzanne Simonin is forced to become a nun against her will. Here the three mothers superior treat her in radically different ways. This faithful adaptation, is Diderot’s attack on religious abuse.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Other Documentary: ‘La Scandaleuse’

DVD available to buy from-

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

A MASTER BUILDER – issued on dvd

A Master BuilderA MASTER BUILDER (12) 2017 DEMME, JONATHAN £7.99
Andre Gregory and Wallace Shawn star in Gregory’s legendary theatrical production of Shawn’s adaptation of Ibsen’s Master Builder Solness.

In this witty and psychologically complex interpretation of Ibsen’s masterpiece, a successful ego-maniacal architect, who bullies his wife, employees and mistresses, now wants to make peace as he approaches old age.

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

Spanish action adventure movie – ZONA HOSTIL/RESCUE UNDER FIRE – issued on dvd

Rescue Under Fire.jpgZONA HOSTIL/RESCUE UNDER FIRE 915) 2017 SPAIN MARTÍNEZ, ALFREDO £9.99
Action adventure movie set in Afghanistan. After a medical helicopter suffers an accident, a Spanish army unit have one night to organize and rescue the crew.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Swiss film – MARIO – issued on dvd

marioMARIO (18) 2018 SWITZERLAND GISLER, MARCEL £15.99
Mario is the top scorer for a leading club’s under-21s football team. Football is Mario sole focus, however when talented Leon joins the club, the two young players find they are falling in love which each other. As rumours of their romance spreads among their teammates, the two footballers believe they need to decide between their professional careers and their love for each other.

In German with English subtitles

GUARDIAN REVIEWhttps://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/jul/11/mario-review-marcel-gisler-max-hubacher-football-gay-romance

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Some new documentary releases on dvd for September 2018

SOME NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASES ON DVD FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

 

ANCIENT INVISIBLE CITIES (PG) 2018 SCOTT, MICHAEL £19.99
Three-part BBC documentary about the underground secrets of Cairo, Athens and Istanbul.
DISPATCHES FROM CLEVELAND (BA) 2017 GUND, CATHERINE £12.99
Five-part documentary series that follows the residents of Cleveland, Ohio in the wake of the police murder of 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
THE EYES OF ORSON WELLES (12A) 2018 COUSINS, MARK £12.99
Mark Cousins explores Welles’ work by examining his art and revealing a previously unknown interpretation of his life.
GENERATION WEALTH (18) 2018 GREENFIELD, LAUREN £15.99
American documentary centred on the lives of wealthy individuals across the world and what it means to be rich.
HITLER’S HOLLYWOOD (E) 2017 GERMANY SUCHSLAND, RÜDIGER DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
This German documentary takes a closer look at the roughly 1000 feature films made in Germany between 1933-1945, examining how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted, into the heads of the German people, through the cinema screens. (Includes the documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses )
THE LAST DAY OF WORLD WAR I (E) 2018 (5016641119198) £12.99
Michael Palin travels to the battlefields of France and Belgium to see the locations of the final hours of the Great War.
LEANING INTO THE WIND – ANDY GOLDSWORTHY (PG) 2017 RIEDELSHEIMER, THOMAS £12.99
Documentary profile of renowned British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, famed for his work using natural materials, such as ice, stone, leaves, and wood, in natural and urban landscapes.
MCQUEEN (15) 2018 BONHOTE, IAN £16.99
A look at the Lewisham born fashion designer Alexander McQueen, from apprenticeship on Saville Row to chief designer at luxury French fashion house Givenchy.
POSTCARDS FROM THE 48% (PG) WILKINSON, DAVID 2018 £12.99
Director David Wilkinson travels the United Kingdom to understand the rationale and opinions of those who voted to remain in the European Union.
PRINCESS MARGARET: THE REBEL ROYAL (TBA) 2018 £15.99
Two-part BBC documentary centred on the life of Princess Margaret. Featuring archive footage and interviews with biographers.
SOUNDTRACKS: SONGS THAT DEFINED HISTORY (E) 2017 £19.99
All the episodes from the American documentary series centred on the pieces of music which were a reflection of social and political events at the time and which may have influenced the course of history to come.
SPITFIRE (PG) 2018 FAIRHEAD, D/PALMER, A £14.99
Film charts the history of the RAF’s most famous fighter plane the Spitfire. The film features contributions from RAF veterans alongside archive footage and CGI reconstructions.
WHITNEY (15) 2018 MACDONALD, KEVIN £13.99
A look at the life and career of singer and actress Whitney Houston.

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

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

German documentary – HITLER’S HOLLYWOOD – out on dual format dvd – Blu Ray edition

Hitler's HollywoodHITLER’S HOLLYWOOD (E) 2017 GERMANY SUCHSLAND, RÜDIGER DAUL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £12.99
This German documentary takes a closer look at the roughly 1000 feature films made in Germany between 1933-1945, examining how stereotypes of the “enemy” and values of love and hate managed to be planted, into the heads of the German people, through the cinema screens. (Includes the documentary From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses )

In German with English subtitles

Special features

From Caligari to Hitler: German Cinema in the Age of the Masses – Director Rüdger Suchsland’s 2014 documentary on the social and cultural impact of German Cinema during the Weimar Republic (1918-1933)

Option of the original German language version with optional English subtitles OR with English language narration by Udo Kier

 

Argentinian drama – ZAMA – issued on dvd

ZamaZAMA (15) 2017 ARGENTINA MARTEL, LUCRECIA £15.99
Based on the 1956 novel by Antonio di Benedetto.  Don Diego de Zama is an  officer of the Spanish Empire, awaiting a Royal transfer to Buenos Aires from his remote post in Asunción.

Separated from his wife and children, Zama struggles with the his isolation and longs for professional advancement which seems to never arrive. In desperation he joins a band of soldiers in pursuit of a notorious criminal.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

 

French movie – LE REDOUTABLE/REDOUBTABLE – is out on dvd

RedoubtableLE REDOUTABLE/REDOUBTABLE (15) 2017 FRANCE HAZANAVICIUS, MICHEL £17.99
Paris 1967, filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior.

As Godard gets more involved in political protests he struggles to control his jealousy as his relationship with, his now young wife, Anne Wiazemsky becomes strained.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH NOTES TO LE REDOUTABLE

ENGLISH NOTES TO LE REDOUTABLE

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

Edgar Reitz’s classic TV series – HEIMAT – EINE DEUTSCHE CHRONIK – issued on Blu Ray

HeimatHEIMAT – EINE DEUTSCHE CHRONIK (15) 1984 GERMANY REITZ, EDGAR 6 DISC DVD BOXSET £69.99 BLU RAY SET £77.99
This celebrated TV series follows the fortunes of a family from the end of World War One to 1982.

The series is 16 hours long and features  28 leading performers and 5000 non-professional actors.

In German with English subtitles

The episodes are:

‘Fernweh – 1919-28’

‘Die Mitte der Welt – 1929-1933’

‘Weihnacht Wie Noch Nie – 1935’

‘Reichshöhenstraße – 1938’

‘Auf und Davon und Zurück – 1938/1939’

‘Heimatfront – 1943’

‘Die Liebe der Soldaten – 1944’

‘Der Amerikaner – 1945-1947’

‘Hermännchen – 1955/56’

‘Die Stolzen Jahre – 1967-1969’

‘Das Fest der Lebenden und der Toten – Herbst 1982’

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Fassbinder’s – BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ – out of limited edition Blu Ray

BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZBERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (15) 1980 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RA. W. DVD – £48.99 LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY SET £71.99
All 14 episodes of the TV drama series adapted from the Alfred Doblin novel.
Set in the 1920s, Franz Biberkopf is fresh out of prison when he teams up the
charismatic burglar Reinhold. Together they embark on a life of crime.

In German with English subtitles

LIMITED EDITION BLU RAY SET FEATURES

‘Fassbinder: Love Without Demands’ – The acclaimed 2015 feature length documentary by Christian Braad Thomsen

An appreciation by writer and critic Tony Rayns

Berlin Alexanderplatz – A Visual Essay by Daniel Bird

‘A Mega Movie and it’s Story’ documentary by Juliane Lorenz

‘The Restoration’ documentary including ‘before and after’

The Original Recaps

Berlinale 2007 trailer

60 page perfect bound booklet featuring new essay by Cahiers Du Cinema’s Stephane du Mesnildot and archive material by Wim Wenders, Thomas Elsasser and Christian Braad Thomsen

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

French wartime drama – UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S’EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED – is out on dvd and Blu Ray

man escaped 2UN CONDAMNÉ À MORT S’EST ÉCHAPPÉ OU LE/A MAN ESCAPED (U) 1966 FRANCE B/W BRESSON, ROBERT DVD – £15.99  BLU RAY  – £17.99
Taut and exciting story of a daring escape by a French resistance leader in World War II

Based on the memoirs of André Devigny, Lieutenant Fontaine is a member of the French Resistance who is imprisoned and condemned to death by the Nazis.

The film follows his attempts to escape from his cell at Montluc with the help of his teenage cellmate, François Jost.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

 

German movie – JAHR DES TIGERS/THE YEAR I LOST MY MIND – released on dvd

JYEAR I LOST MY MINDAHR DES TIGERS/THE YEAR I LOST MY MIND(18) 2017 GERMANY IBEN, TOR £15.99
Serial burglar Tom becomes increasingly obsessed with history lecturer Lars, after spotting him during one of his break-ins.

Tom starts to observe and follow Lars becoming engrossed in this game of hide-and-seek. However Lars obverses Tom’s activity and the stalker momentarily becomes the stalked only for everything to change again in the next moment

In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

Czech surreal odyssey – MIRACULOUS VIRGIN – issued on dvd and blu ray

Miraculous VirginMIRACULOUS VIRGIN (12) 1967 CZECHOSLOVAKIA UHER, STEFAN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
This surreal odyssey is based on a 1944 novella by Dominik Tatarka, but is now set in the 1960s. Mysterious Anabella inspires a group of young artists and challenges the material world.

Also includes the short – Marked by Darkness
Available on region-free Blu-Ray and DVD and presented from a brand new restoration, the legendary The Miraculous Virgin is one of Slovak’s cinema’s most admired and controversial works.

In Czech with English subtitles

Special Features

• Presented from a brand new 2K restoration of the film from original materials by the Slovak Film Institute.

• Marked by Darkness (Poznacení tmou) – Štefan Uher’s breathtaking 1959 short film.

• The Story of ‘The Miraculous Virgin’: an all new documentary on the film, the talents behind it and its legacy, produced by the Slovak Film Institute.

• Looking for Anabella: an archival documentary on the search for the titular lead.

• Trailer.

• 16-page booklet featuring new writing on the film by Michal Michalovic.

• New and improved English subtitle translation.

• World premiere on Blu-ray.

• Region Free (A/B/C) Blu-ray.

• Region Free (Region ‘0’) DVD.

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Turkish movie – WATCHTOWER – out on dvd

WATCHTOWER (TBA) Watchtower2012 TURKEY ESMER, PELIN £7.99
Set in Turkeys western Black Sea region, Nihat is haunted by the past, and has become a fire warden at a remote observation tower. On meeting Seher, Nihat has to decide if he wants to choose companionship over isolation.

This powerful and poignant story of guilt won Best Director and Best Actress at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.

 

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

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