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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.

Olivier Assayas Film Collection issued on Blu Ray

Films of Olivier AssayasTHE FILMS OF OLIVIER ASSAYAS (18) FRANCE BLU RAY BOX SET £55.99
Features the films – Désordre/Disorder, L’enfant de l’hiver/Winter’s Child, Irma Vep, Demonlover

DÉSORDRE/DISORDER (1986) – a group of friends who carry out a robbery of a music store which results in one man being killed and.

L’ENFANT DE L’HIVER/WINTER’S CHILD (1989) – Stéphane leaves his pregnant wife Natalia in a bid to avoid the responsibility of fatherhood.

IRMA VEP (1996) – Comedy drama about a Chinese actress playing Irma Vep in a remake of the classic silent film ‘Les Vampires’ and the behaviour of the eccentric director she has to work with

DEMONLOVER (2002) – Thriller set in the cutthroat world of big business.

In French with English subtitles

SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS

Four films by Olivier Assayas: Disorder, Winter’s Child, Irma Vep and Demonlover
High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of all four films, from 2K restorations supervised and approved by Olivier Assayas
Optional English subtitles
Special packaging with newly commissioned artwork by Sister Hyde

DISC 1 – DISORDER/WINTER’S CHILD
Original 2.0 Stereo soundtracks
Interview with writer-director Oliver Assayas
Interview with the cast of Disorder, Ann-Gisel Glass, Lucas Belvaux, Wadeck Stanczak and Rémi Martin
Theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matthew Griffin

DISC 2 – IRMA VEP
Original 2.0 Stereo DTS-HD Master Audio
Audio commentary by writer-director Olivier Assayas and critic Jean-Michel Frodon
On the Set of Irma Vep, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes featurette with optional commentary by Assayas and Frodon
Interview with Assayas and critic Charles Tesson
Interview with actors Maggie Cheung and Nathalie Richard
Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung, a 1997 short film by Assayas
Black and white rushes
Theatrical Trailer
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Peter Strain

DISC 3 – DEMONLOVER
Original 5.1 DTS-HD master audio
Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
Audio commentary by writer/director Olivier Assayas
Visual essay written and narrated by critic Jonathan Romney
Peripherie de Demonlover, an hour-long behind-the-scenes documentary directed by Yorick Le Saux
Archive interviews with Olivier Assayas, Connie Nielsen, Chloë Sevigny and Charles Berling
SY NYC 12/12/01: The Demonlover Sessions, a fly-on-the-wall documentary about the recording of the music score by Sonic Youth
Q&A with Olivier Assayas filmed at the Wexner Center for the Arts in 2003
Extended version of the Hellfire Club sequence
Original theatrical trailers
Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Chris Malbon

DVD available to buy from-

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

Chilean movie – LOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES – issued on dvd

Strong OnesLOS FUERTES/THE STRONG ONES (18) 2019 CHILE HIDALGO, OMAR ZÚÑIGA £15.99
Set against the dramatic beauty of southern Chile, student Lucas travels to a remote town to visit his sister.

Here a passionate romance blossoms between Lucas and local fisherman Antonio, despite them having contrasting world views.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

French drama – DEUX/TWO OF US – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Two of UsDEUX/TWO OF US (12A) FRANCE 2019 MENEGHETTI, FILIPPO DVD – £15.99
BLU RAY – £17.99
Elderly neighbours Madeleine Girard and Nina have been in a relationship for two decades,
but Madeleine refuses to form her two adult children about their relationship.

However when Madeleine suffers a heart attack her children become concerned by the overbearing actions of Nina, not knowing that she is Madeleine’s lover.

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX-TWO OF US

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTE TO DEUX – TWO OF US

LA Times review –

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/movies/story/2021-02-04/review-two-of-us-french-romantic-drama-barbara-sukowa-martine-chevallier

DVD available to buy from-

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German movie – HOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU – issued on dvd

WhyNotYouHOCHWALD/WHY NOT YOU (15) 2020 GERMANY ROMEN, EVI £12.99
Aspiring dancer Mario returns to his South Tyrolean village after the death of his friend in a terrorist attack on a gay bar in Rome. However back home he is scorned by his fellow villagers leading him to question his own survival.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Spanish thriller – L’ASSASSINO FANTASMA – available on Blu Ray

Lassassino FantasmaL’ASSASSINO FANTASMA (TBA) 1969 SPAIN SETÓ, JAVIER BLU RAY £24.99
A woman attempts to convince her husband he is insane so she can steal his money and start a new life with his brother with whom she is having an affair.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Alejandro Jodorowsky’s – LA MONTAÑA SAGRADA/HOLY MOUNTAINand EL TOPO – available on dvd and Blu Ray

Holy MountainLA MONTAÑA SAGRADA/HOLY MOUNTAIN (18) 197 3 MEXICO JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO BLU RAY – £22.99
A thief teams up with a group of politicians and industrialists who plan to storm the Holy Mountain and obtain the secret of immortality from its inhabitants.

In Spanish with English subtitles

El TopoEL TOPO (18) 1971 MEXICO JODOROWSKY, ALEJANDRO BLU RAY – £22.99
Cult spaghetti western Gunslinger El Topo travels the desert with his seven-year-old son. When they come across the scene of a massacre, one of the dying victims tells them that the gang responsible are led by a man known as the Colonel.El Topo sets out to exact vengeance.

In Spanish with English subtitles

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

Estonian spy thriller – DAWN OF WAR – issued on dvd

Dawn of WarDAWN OF WAR (12) 2020 ESTONIA PAJU, MARGUS £15.99
Set in August 1939, Estonian spy Feliks is tasked with discovering the identity of a Soviet double agent in his department after the head of counter-Soviet intelligence is murdered. However, Feliks soon discovers that his country faces losing its independence as the Soviet Union launches its clandestine plan to annex Estonia following Germany’s invasion of Poland.

In Estonian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

French Horror movie -GRAVE/RAW – out on Blu Ray

Raw3GRAVE/RAW FRANCE (18) 2016 DUCOURNAU, JULIA BLU RAY – £29.99
In Justine’s family everyone is a vegetarian, but when she arrives at college, in order to fit in, she takes the challenge to eat raw meat. Initially she becomes unwell but then develops a strange and powerful yearning to consume raw flesh.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

French drama – LE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES/THE GARDEN OF TORMENT – issued on Blu Ray

Garden of TormentLE JARDIN DES SUPPLICES/THE GARDEN OF TORMENT (18) 1976 FRANCE GION, CHRISTIAN BLU RAY – £15.99
An adaptation of the Octave Mirbeau novel. Set I n the 1930’s a scandalised young doctor flees from Paris to China. There he meets a beautiful, eccentric woman, who introduces him into a circle of decadent Europeans .

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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

Ingmar Bergman collection – INGMAR BERGMAN VOLUME. 1 – out on Blu Ray

Ingmar Bergman V1INGMAR BERGMAN VOL. 1(15) SWEDEN 5-DISC BLU-RAY £59.99
Available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK , volume one marks the first of a four volumes issued to celebration the auteur’s work .

Presented over 5 discs, the set features 2K restorations of eight early written or directed films by Bergman.

The films are:

Torment (Dir: Alf Sjöberg| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1944),
Crisis (1946), Eva (Dir: Gustaf Molander| Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1948),
Music in Darkness (1948),
Port of Call  (1948),
Prison (1949),
Three Strange Loves (1949),
To Joy (1950)

Special features:•

5-Blu-ray set featuring 2K restorations of all 8 films

Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by Jan Holmberg (CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation), Philip Kemp, Geoff Andrew, Jessica Kiang, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Kat Ellinger, and Laura Hubner

Ingmar Bergman: The Early Years(2021): a new video essay by writer, filmmaker and film journalist Leigh Singer

Limited edition (5,000 units)

Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannist

DVD available to buy at –

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

Italian War Movie – L’OLIMPIADE NASCOSTA/HIDDEN OLYMPICS 1944 – out on dvd

Hidden Olympics 1944L’OLIMPIADE NASCOSTA/HIDDEN OLYMPICS 1944 (15) 2012 ITALY PEYRETTI, ALFREDO £9.99
Based on true events about a group of prisoners in a Polish concentration camp prepare to stage an unofficial POW Olympic Games. When their Nazi captors discover their plan, the prisoners are made to compete against Nazi soldiers in a demonstration of the German’s racial superiority.

However, as the sporting events unfold a group of prisoners plot a daring escape.

In Italian with English subtitles

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

Ukrainian drama – Homeward – out on dvd

HomewardHOMEWARD (12) 2019 UKRAINE ALIEV, .NARIMAN £15.99
Father and sons bond on a journey to collect the body of a family member who died fighting in the country’s war with Russia.

In Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Russian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Jean-Luc Godard’s – MASCULIN-FEMININE – issued on Blu Ray

MASCULIN-FEMININEMASCULIN-FEMININE – THE CRITERION COLLECTION(PG) 1966 FRANCE B/W GODARD, JEAN-LUC BLU RAY £19.99
In this study of the generation conflict, Paul is fresh from military service when he falls for
aspiring pop star Madeleine, but as his girlfriend’s career start to take off, Paul becomes disillusioned with life and takes an interest in left wing politics.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Jean-Luc Godard’s – LE LIVRE D’IMAGE/THE IMAGE BOOK – released on Blu Ray

Image Book0LE LIVRE D’IMAGE/THE IMAGE BOOK (15) 2018 FRANCE GODARD, JEAN-LUC BLU RAY – £15.99
Award-winning director Jean-Luc Godard directs this abstract essay film combining news footage, film clips and random images with a disjointed soundtrack and narration by Godard himself.

In English with English subtitles

FRENCH AND ENGLISH NOTES TO LE LIVRE D’IMAGE-THE IMAGE BOOK

BFI REVIEW – https://www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/image-book-jean-luc-godard-ruminative-radical-montage

DVD available to buy from-

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Czech movie – CHARLATAN – out on dvd

CharlatanCHARLATAN (15) 2020 CZECH. HOLLAND, AGNIESZKA £15.99
Biographical film of the life of Czech healer Jan Mikolásek, across both world wars as he spends three decades treating people with plant-based remedies, with his work acquiring great acclaim. However, it is his treatment of the Czechoslovakian president in 1957 that brings about his downfall.

In Czech and German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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