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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.

Tense German legal drama – DER FALL COLLINI/THE COLLINI CASE – issued on dvd

COLLINI CASEDER FALL COLLINI/THE COLLINI CASE (15) 2019 GERMANY KREUZPAINTNER, MARCO £15.99
Tense legal drama based on the best-selling novel by Ferdinand von Schirach.

In a high profile case a newly qualified lawyer finds he is defending a man who is accused of murdering one of his friends.

In German with English subtitles

Guardian Review –
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/sep/12/the-collini-case-review-ferdinand-von-schirach

Jacques Becker’s – FALBALAS – released on dvd and Blu Ray

FalbalasFALBALAS(12) 1945 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Micheline as she arrives in Paris to prepare for her wedding to Lyon businessman Daniel Rousseau. However, when she falls in love with his best friend, philandering fashion designer Philippe Clarence, Micheline faces a difficult decision about the direction of her future.

In French with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus
Interviews: Micheline Presle (actor)
Other Documentary: ”Fabalas’: A Family Affair’, ‘Fashion and Clothing, Jean Paul Gaultier’

RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER COLLECTION – VOLUME 1 – issued as limited Blu Ray edition

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Collection 1RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER COLLECTION – VOLUME 1 (18) GERMANY BLU RAY £64.99
A collection of films from the early years of his career. All have been restored to high definition digital by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation.

In German with English subtitles

His debut feature
LIEBE IST KÄLTER ALS DER TOD/ LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH (1969) is a playful but cynical crime picture, inspired by the nouvelle vague.

KATZELMACHER (1969) depicts the dynamics of a group of young layabout friends, which are radically altered by the arrival of an immigrant worker in their community.

WARNUNG VOR EINER HEILIGEN NUTTE/ BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE (1971) pulls the curtain on the backstage dramas of the cast and crew of a film shoot as they wait in a Spanish seaside hotel for the arrival of funds to continue their production.

HÄNDLER DER VIER JAHRESZEITEN/MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (1971) portrays the downfall of a beleaguered fruit seller in 1950s Munich as he struggles to keep his family, body and soul together.

BITTEREN TRÄNEN DER PETRA VON KANT/BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT (1972) focuses on the loves, losses and lamentations of the titular Petra, a successful fashion designer with two marriages behind her and an estranged daughter.

The Ulli Lommel-directed DIE ZÄRTLICHKEIT DER WÖLFE/TENDERNESS OF THE WOLVES (1973) sees Fassbinder adopting the role of producer in a bleak tale based on the German serial killer Fritz Haarmann, memorably played by Fassbinder regular Kurt Raab, who also wrote the screenplay.

Limited Edition Contents

High definition digital transfers of all films prepared by the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentations of all films

Original uncompressed PCM mono 1.0 sound for all films

Optional English subtitles for all films

Exclusive 140-page collectors booklet containing archive articles and interviews and new writing by Tony Rayns, David Jenkins, Nicole Brenez, Phuong Le, Carmen Gray and Sean Hogan

Disc One – The Early Works: Love Is Colder Than Death And Katzelmacher:

Two early short films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder from 1966, The Little Chaos and The City Tramp

Interview with actor Ulli Lommel on Love is Colder Than Death

End of the Commune?, Joachim von Mengershausen’s 1970 documentary portrait of Fassbinder and his troupe including rare footage of his actors rehearsing and Love is Colder Than Death’s premiere at the 1969 Berlin Film Festival

Original theatrical trailer for Katzelmacher

Disc Two – The Merchant Of Four Seasons And Beware Of A Holy Whore

Audio commentary on The Merchant of Four Seasons by critics Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Christian McCrea

Audio commentary on Beware of a Holy Whore by Adrian Martin

Interview with actor Lou Castel on Beware of a Holy Whore

Beware of a Holy Whore theatrical trailer

Disc Three – The Bitter Tears Of Petra Von Kant

Commentary by filmmaker and lecturer Diane Charleson

Life Stories: A Conversation with R.W. Fassbinder, a 50-minute interview with the director conducted for German television in 1978

Role-Play: Women on Fassbinder, a 1992 documentary containing interviews with four of the director’s leading ladies, Margit Carstensen, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla and Rosel Zech

Disc Four – Tenderness Of The Wolves

Audio commentary by director Ulli Lommel, moderated by Uwe Huber
Introduction by Ulli Lommel

The Tender olf, a newly-filmed interview with Lommel

Photographing Fritz, a newly-filmed interview with director of photography Jürgen Jürges

Haarmann’s Victim Talks, a newly-filmed interview with actor Rainer Will

An appreciation by Stephen Thrower, author of Nightmare USA and Murderous Passions: The Delirious Cinema of Jesús Franco

Stills gallery

Theatrical trailer

Ingmar Bergman collection – INGMAR BERGMAN VOLUME. 2 – out on Blu Ray

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Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 features eight landmark titles by the iconic filmmaker – presented together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

In Swedish with English subtitles

The films:

Summer Interlude (1951)

Waiting Women (1952)

Summer with Monika (1953)

A Lesson in Love (1954)

Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

The Seventh Seal (1957)

Wild Strawberries (1957)

The Magician (1958)

Extras

Audio commentary on The Seventh Seal by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine, Kat Ellinger

Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by David Jenkins, Ellen Cheshire, Leigh Singer, Kieron McCormack, Philip Kemp, Jessica Kiang, Geoff Andrew and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas

Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannister

Danish Crime series – BLINDED: THOSE WHO KILL – released on dvd and Blu Ray

BlindedBLINDED: THOSE WHO KILL (18) 2021 DENMARK DVD – £24.99 BLU RAY – £29.969
Criminal profiler Louise Bergstein looks into a cold case. On her return to her home town Louise is asked by a terminal ill old family friend to open the cold case on her missing son so that she can see justice done before it’s too late.

In Danish with English subtitles

Danish film – WILDLAND – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

WildlandWILDLAND (15) 2020 DENMARK NORDAHL, JEANETTE DVD -£15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Following the death of her mother, teenager Ida is sent to live with her aunt Bodil .

As Ida spends time with her cousins she is exposed to their criminal racketeering, and when she learns that her aunt is part of these enterprises Ida faces a moral dilemma and questions the bonds of kinship.

In Danish with English subtitles

Danish film – ANOTHER ROUND – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Another RoundANOTHER ROUND (12) 2020 DENMARK DVD £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Martin is a bored teacher facing a midlife crisis who turn to the Norwegian psychiatrist Finn Skårderud’s suggestion that the human body has an inbuilt alcohol deficiency.

Martin and his friends embark on a reckless experiment of drinking at work, but the experiment’s initial success soon sends the men spiralling towards disaster.

In Danish with English subtitles

Guardian Review

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/04/another-round-review-thomas-vinterberg-mads-mikkelsen-daytime-drinking

Special Features
Interactive Menus
Interviews: Festival de Cannes 2020: Thomas Vinterberg (director), Mads Mikkelsen (actor)

Portuguese war film – SOLDADO MILHÕES/A COURAGE OF ONE – out on dvd

Courage of OneSOLDADO MILHÕES/A COURAGE OF ONE (15) 2018 PORTUGAL
GALVAO TELES, G/PAIXAO DA COSTA, J £15.99
Set during the Battle of Lys in WWI. When young soldier Anibal Milhoes is caught behind enemy lines he does all he can to ensure the safety of his remaining colleagues still caught in the trenches. As an older man, Milhoes recalls these events and questions the moral behind war as WWII threatens to ravage the continent.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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South Korean action drama – THE SWORDSMAN – released on dvd

SWORDSMANTHE SWORDSMAN (15) 2020 SOUTH KOREA JAE-HOON CHOI £17.99
Swordsman and bodyguard Tae-Yul retires to a remote part of the country where he lives an idyllic life with his daughter. But when his daughter is kidnapped, Tae-Yul takes up his sword again to her rescue.

In Korean with English subtitles

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Mexican movie – VUELVEN/TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID – issued on Blu Ray and Dvd

Tigers Are Not AfraidVUELVEN/TIGERS ARE NOT AFRAID ( 18) MEXICO LÓPEZ, ISSA 2017 DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
In a violent unnamed town in Mexico a group of five children are trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels fighting the drug war, while the ghosts of dead relatives come back to haunt them.

In Spanish with English subtitles

Review – https://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/films/reviews/view/28813/tigers-are-not-afraid-vuelven

DVD available to buy at –
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Some new BFI releases for Summer 2021

After LoveAFTER LOVE (12) 2020 KHAN, ALEEM BLU-RAY £19.99
Grappling with the unexpected death of her husband, Mary Hussain is tidying his things in their Dover home when she stumbles upon a secret connection he had across the Channel, in Calais.

Armed with just a bag and his mobile phone, she sets off to uncover the truth.

Beautifully directed by Aleem Khan and abetted by sensitive performances from Joanna Scanlan, Nathalie Richard and impressive youngster Talid Ariss, this is a drama of real insight about two women, living just 20 miles apart, who are separated by cultural difference and yet share a connection. A remarkable debut, whose delicate is a testament to the quality of its writing and performances, by its close you feel you truly know these people.

An Unflinching EyeAN UNFLINCHING EYE: THE FILMS OF RICHARD WOOLLEY (15) UK 1970-1988 (4-Disc DVD) £29.99
Richard Woolley created a body of exciting and challenging work that has remained almost impossible to see until now. Tackling controversial themes, such as class, race, sexuality and the human instinct for violence, Woolley directed a number of racial and uncompromising films, which explores the ways we relate to, and ultimately destroy, one another even as we strive to develop the means to better understand and communicate with those around us.

This collection offers the long-overdue opportunity to experience first-hand the power of such extraordinary and unique films as:

Illusive Crimewhich (1976) caused outrage upon its release.

Telling Tales (1978)  the much acclaimed soap-meets-Straub debut feature ..

Brothers and Sisters (1981), set against a backdrop of Yorkshire Ripper-style murders.

Girl from the South (1988) that views black Britons through the prism of an interracial relationship.

Extras:

Audio commentary on Brothers and Sistersand Telling Tales: never-before-released audio commentaries by director Richard Woolley

Kniephofstrasse(1973, 35 mins): complex but compelling formalist film, which investigates the relationship between sound and image

Drinnenund Draussen/ Inside and Outside(1974, 40 mins): experimental narrative film exploring conformity in East and West Germany

Waiting for Alan (1984, 45 mins): unconventional, minutely observed domestic drama centred on the ritualised boredom of a middle-class housewife

Video interviews with Richard Woolley (79 minstotal): spilt over 4 discs, Richard Woolley discusses his career and films

Booklet featuring an essay by Anthony Neild and Richard Woolley’s article ‘Writer as Director: a case study -Brothers and Sisters’, pub

BabymotherBABYMOTHER(15) 1998 UK HENRIQUESUSES, JULIAN BLU-RAY £19.99
Anita is a young black woman, who dreams of becoming a successful dancehall deejay, whilst juggling the difficulties of raising her two children on a Harlesden housing estate.

Her ambitious babyfather Byron forges his own music career, unashamedly stealing lyrics from Anita in the process. Supported by her rude girl friends Anita is determined to make her mark, culminating in a dancehall battle against Byron.

Widely considered to be the first truly black British musical. Featuring music by Beres Hammond and Carroll Thompson’s this 90s gem stars familiar faces from stage and screen including Corinne Skinner-Carter (Burning an Illusion, Pressure) as Anita’s mum and Don Warrington (Rising Damp, Death in Paradise) as ruthless promotor Luther, Babymotheris released here for the first time on Blu-ray, newly remastered by

ChildrenCFF BUMPER BOX VOL. 3 (PG) (3-DISC DVD) £29.99
For over 30 years, The Children’s Film Foundation produced quality entertainment for young audiences, employing the cream of British filmmaking talent. Unavailable for years, these much-loved films finally make a welcome return to out screens. The Bumper Box Collection Vol.3 includes the following the following CFF adventures; The Clue of the Missing Ape, Adventure in the Hopfields, Tim Driscoll’s Donkey, Runaway Railway, Calamity the Cow, Cry Wolf, Big Wheels and Sailor, Breakoutand Our Exploits at West Poley. As always the films feature a plethora of familiar faces, including George Cole, Melvyn Hayes, John Moulder-Brown, Ronnie Barker, Shelia Reid, Brenda Frickerand of course last but not least, the one and only Phil Collins!

Extras
Watch Out(1953, 18 mins)
That’s an Order(1955, 18 mins)
Playground Express(1955, 18 mins)

FriendshipFRIENDSHIP’S DEATH (15) 1987 WOLLEN, PETER BLU RAY £17.99
British journalist Sullivan is based in the Middle East where he is covering the conflict between Jordan and Palestine when he discovers a woman, Friendship, stranded without a passport or official documentation. As the fighting intensifies Sullivan offers her a safe haven in his hotel room.

The pair begin a conversation and Friendship claims to be an android from another planet sent to bring peace to Earth.

Great Noises That Fill the AirGREAT NOISES THAT FILL THE AIR (PG) UK 2-DISC DVD £19.99
A number of documentaries made for the Arts Council between the years 1978 to 1996 that showcase a range of different subjects from the poetic to the political, featuring Linton Kwesi Johnson and John Cooper Clarke among others.

The titles are:

Dread Beat and Blood (1979, 44 mins)
Steve Reich: A New Musical Language (1987, 56 mins)
Elizabeth Maconchy (1984, 56 mins)
Strong Culture (1995, 6 mins)
Bristol Vibes (1996, 12 mins)
Clocks of the Midnight Hour: The Work of Max Eastley (1988, 27 mins)
Great Noises That Fill the Air: Bow Gamelan Ensemble (1988, 25 mins)Disc 2
Ten Years in an Open Necked Shirt (1984, 61 mins)
Celebrashan (1995, 6 mins)• Cornelius Cardew (1986, 52 mins)
Steel ‘N’ Skin (1979, 34 mins)
Chutney in YuhSoca (1996, 21 mins)
Music in Progress: Mike Westbrook Jazz (1978, 42 min)

PawnbrokerTHE PAWNBROKER (15) 1965 LUMET, SIDNEY DVD WITH BLU-RAY – DOUBLE PLAY £19.99
Rod Steiger plays a Nazi concentration camp survivor who lost his wife and children in the camp. Now a Harlem pawnshop owner surrounded by endless parade of prostitutes, pimps and thieves he seems only to care about money.

However he is continually haunted by vivid flashbacks and takes refuge in misery and his bitter condemnation of humanity.

THE RIVER (U) 1951 RENOIR, JEAN BLU-RAY £22.99
Jean Renoir’s intoxicating first colour feature shot entirely on location in India is a lyrical adaptation of Rumer Godden’s autobiographical coming-of-age tale of an adolescent girl living with her English family on the banks of West Bengal during the waning years of British colonial life.

Extras

High Definition digital transfer from the restoration by the Film Foundation

Introduction to The Riverby Indian filmmaker Kumar Shahan

TargetsTARGETS (15) 1968 BOGDANOVICH, PETER BLU RAY – £20.99
Boris Karloff plays an aging horror actor, Byron Orlok,who agrees to make one final final movie. Meanwhile, young war veteran Bobby Thompson grows increasingly frustrated and disillusioned by his life and uses his collection of firearms to go on a killing spree.

As Bobby takes up a position behind the projector of a drive-in cinema Byron may be the only one capable of ending the massacre.

available to buy at –

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Italian drama – Martin Eden – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Martin EdenMARTIN EDEN (115) ITALY 2019 MARCELLO, PIETRO DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Based on Jack London’s novel, set in 20th-century Naples, Martin Eden is a young sailor who falls in love with aristocrat Elena Orsini after saving her brother from a beating. She inspires him to educate himself and he ultimately decides he wants to become a writer.

He pursues his dream despite constant rejection, but his lack of money and lowly class status cause his relationship with Elena to deteriorate before he attains success.

In Italian with English subtitles

Guardian Review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2021/jul/08/martin-eden-review-thrilling-jack-london

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

Film adaptation of the Hermann Hesse novel – NARZISS UND GOLDMUND/NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND – issued on dvd

Narcissus and GoldmundNARZISS UND GOLDMUND/NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND (15) 2020 GERMANY RUZOWITZKY, STEFAN £17.99
Adapted from the Hermann Hesse novel. Two children, Goldmund and Narziss live in a monastery.

As the years pass they become young men and Goldmund realises that the cloister´s inwardly outlook on life does not coincide with his needs. He sets out on a journey full of adventure. Narziss, however finds his fulfilment by staying in the monastery.

Years later Goldmund returns to the monastery after travelling the world and Narcissus is now an abbot. The two men reflect on the past and the bonds that exist between them.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO NARZISS UND GOLDMUND

DVD available to buy at –

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Colombian movie -LUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL – issued on Blu Ray

LuzLUZ: THE FLOWER OF EVIL (18) COLOMBIA BLU RAY £17.99
One day in a small religious community a blonde-haired, blue-eyed boy arrives claiming to be the second coming of Christ. However after a number of tragedies befall the community a number of people question the existence of God and the dangers of their blind faith.

In Spanish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –
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