French crime series- ENGRENAGES SIX /SPIRAL: SERIES SIX – out on dvd

spiral 6.jpgENGRENAGES 6/SPIRAL: SERIES SIX (15) 2017 FRANCE £23.99
All 12 episodes from the sixth series of the gritty French crime drama set in Paris. Chief Inspector Laure Berthaud returns to work early from maternity leave and begins work on a murder case after a dismembered body is discovered.

In French with English subtitles.
ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL: SERIES ONE-SIX (18) FRANCE £64.99
All six series of the acclaimed French police drama.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON DVD

ENGRENAGES/SPIRAL – SERIES 1 (18) 2007 FRANCE TRIBOIT, PHILIPPE £32.99
French crime series.
ENGRENAGES 2/SPIRAL: SERIES 2 (18) 2008 FRANCE £19.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the gritty French political crime drama.
ENGRENAGES 3/SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £25.99
All 12 episodes from the third series of the French crime drama.
ENGRENAGES 4 /SPIRAL: SERIES 3 (18) 2010 FRANCE £23.99
Four series of this popular drama set in the French judicial system.
ENGRENAGES 5 /SPIRAL: SERIES 5 (18) 2014 FRANCE £24.99
All 12 episodes from the fifth series of the gritty crime drama set in Paris

In French with English subtitl

DVD available to buy from-

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Romantic comedy – UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR/LET THE SUNSHINE IN – available on dvd

Let the Sunshine In.jpgUN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR/LET THE SUNSHINE IN (15) 2017 france Denis, Claire £12.99
Romantic comedy in which Juliette Binoche plays a divorced Parisian artist searching for true love. However after a number of failed affairs, will she ever find what she wants most out of life?

In French with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

FRENCH LANGUAGE NOTES TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT TO UN BEAU SOLEIL INTÉRIEUR – LET THE SUNSHINE IN

Guardian review – https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/22/let-the-sun-shine-in-review-juliette-binoche-claire-denis

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French film – 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE /120 BEATS PER MINUTE – out on dvd

120 Beats Per Minute120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE /120 BEATS PER MINUTE 2017 FRANCE CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
Set during the 1990s, the Paris activists group ACT UP, tries to get the government and the pharmaceutical industry’s to agree on a strategy to deal with the AIDS epidemic.

In french with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRESS KIT 120 BATTEMENTS PAR MINUTE

 

DVD available to buy at –

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SCREEN ICONS: CATHERINE DENEUVE – boxset issued on dvd

Catherine DeneuveSCREEN ICONS: CATHERINE DENEUVE (18) FRANCE £33.99
Five films starring French screen goddess Catherine Denueve.

Collection contains the following films –

LES PARAPLUIES DE CHERBOURG/UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (U) 1964 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES
A story of lost love, with all the dialogue sung rather than spoken.

BELLE DE JOUR (18) 1967 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS
Buñuel biggest commercial success with Catherine Deneuve playing Séverine, a beautiful, bored young wife of a wealthy Parisian surgeon, who becomes a high-class prostitute named Belle de Jour during the day.

PEAU D’ÂNE/DONKEY SKIN (PG) 1970 FRANCE DEMY, JACQUES
Fairytale about a King (Jean Marais) who is distraught at the death of his wife (Catherine Deneuve), and promises never to marry anyone less beautiful than her. But when he is compelled to marry his own daughter (also Deneuve), her fairy godmother manages to save her from this incestuous fate by making her demand impossible gifts, including a suit of clothes made from the skin of a magical donkey that ensures the land’s prosperity.

MANON 70‘ 1968

Screen version of the 18th century French novel and the 19th century Italian opera ‘Manon Lescaut’. Deneuve plays the confused Manon, torn between a young but penniless lover and an older, richer suitor whose generosity she finds very tempting.

MA SAISON PREFEREE  1993
Catherine Deneuve and Daniel Auteuil star as middle-aged siblings looking after their dying mother.

In French with English subtitles

DVDs available to buy at –

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Limited French collection – SACHA GUITRY: FOUR FILMS 1936-1938 – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Sacha GuitrySACHA GUITRY: FOUR FILMS 1936-1938 (PG) FRANCE FOUR DISC DUAL FORMAT BLU-RAY/DVD LIMITED EDITION RELEASE £45.99
Features – Le nouveau testament/Indiscretions (1936), Mon père avait raison/My Father Was Right (1936), Faisons un rêve../Let’s Dream (1936) and Remontons les Champs-Élysées/Up the Champs-Élysées.

In French with English subtitles

LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT/INDISCRETIONS (1936)
Based on Guitry’s own stage play about a overly confident doctor who eventually’s destroyed by his own arrogance.

MON PÈRE AVAIT RAISON/MY FATHER WAS RIGHT (1936)
Drama about an jilted father raises his son to be suspicious of women

FAISONS UN RÊVE../LET’S DREAM (1936)
Boulevard comedy about a man and his wife who suspect each other of adultery.

REMONTONS LES CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES/UP THE CHAMPS-ÉLYSÉES(1938)
A teacher tell the history of Champs Elysées.

LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS

Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [2000 copies]

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations

Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray)

Optional English subtitles

Two French television documentaries: Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) and Thèmes et variations du cinéma: Guitry (1967)

An interview with Guitry from the 1959 television series Magazine du théâtre

60-page limited edition book featuring new writing on the films

 

DVDs available to buy at –

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Michael Haneke’s – HAPPY END – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Happy EndHAPPY END (15) 2016 FRANCE HANEKE, MICHAEL DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £15.99
Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant and Mathieu Kassovitz star in a movie about the affluent upper-bourgeois Laurent family, a family with many skeletons in their closet.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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JEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN boxset issued in dual format dvd and Blu Ray

JEAN-LUC GODARDJEAN-LUC GODARD & JEAN-PIERRE GORIN: FIVE FILMS 1968-1971 (15) FRANCE DUAL FORMAT DVD AND BLU RAY – £59.99
Collection of five films by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. Featrures – Un Film Comme Les Autres (1968), British Sounds (1970), Le Vent D’est (1970), Lotte in Italia (1971) and Vladimir et Rosa (1971).
UN FILM COMME LES AUTRES (1968) – Workers at a car factory argue with revolutionary students about the social upheaval caused by the 1968 French workers’ and students’ protests.

BRITISH SOUNDS (1970) – Hour-long experimental documentary made for London Weekend TV with a ten minute long tracking shot along a Ford factory floor, as a narrator reads from The Communist Manifesto.

LE VENT D’EST (1970) – The film analyzes the different components of the strike: the workers, the radical students, the union delegates who preach moderation and compromise, the employers who demand the immediate resumption of work, the police state that suppresses the strike on behalf of capitalism.

LOTTE IN ITALIA (1971) – focuses on a young women Italian activist who has fallen prey to bourgeois ideology.

VLADIMIR ET ROSA (1971) – The directors re-interpretation the Chicago Eight US anti-Vietnam War protests as defendants in the French revolutionary society, with Godard and Gorin play Lenin and Karl Rosa, respectively

Special Features

High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition presentation of all films
Original uncompressed monaural audio
Optional English subtitles
A Conversation with JLG – Interview with Jean-Luc Godard from 2010 by Dominique Maillet and Pierre-Henri Gibert
Michael Witt on Godard, Gorin and the Dziga Vertov Group – Professor Witt, author of Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian, takes an in-depth look at the films and filmmakers of this collection
“Schick After-Shave” – a 1971 commercial by Godard
Newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
A 60-page full-colour booklet featuring a revised version of a lengthy essay by Michael Witt never before published in English; vintage texts by Godard appearing in English for the first time; archival interviews with Godard and Gorin; and a copious selection of stills from the films.

 

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Henri-Georges Clouzot’s movies re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

LE CORBEAULE CORBEAU (PG) 1943 FRANCE   HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT £17.99 

First French film noir made in German occupied France which ensured a storm of controversy and it was attacked by the right-wing Vichy regime, the left-wing Resistance press and the Catholic Church.

The film is set in the small provincial St Robin, where a series of poison-pen letters signed ‘Le Corbeau’ appear to denounce several prominent members of the town. The dark side of St Robin is revealed, with the townspeople afraid to accuse each other for fear of being accused themselves, as suspicion and hatred becomes the norm.

In French with English subtitles

  FRENCH LANGUAGE TEACHING NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

  ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

  GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO LE CORBEAU

PrisonnièreLA PRISONNIÈRE (15) 1968 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Stanislas is a voyeuristic Parisian art gallery owner who becomes involved with Josée, the wife of an avant-garde artist.

The film combines Josée’s sadomasochistic fantasies with elements of pop and psychedelic art and a striking dream sequence .

In French with English subtitles

 

Quai Des OrfevresQUAI DES ORFÈVRES (PG) 1947 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Married music hall singer Jenny, leaps at the chance to perform some shows for ageing, wealthy businessman Brignon. However when Brignon’s is found dead, Jenny’s husband becomes the prime suspect.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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Other movies by Henri-Georges Clouzot available on dvd

L’ASSASSIN HABITE AU 21/MURDERER LIVES AT 21 (12) 1942 FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A thief and killer stalks the streets of Paris, leaving a calling card from ‘Monsieur Durand’ at the scene of each crime.

LES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W FRANCE CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic Noir thriller.

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’ starring Romy Schneider

ENGLISH LANGUAGE NOTES TO INFERNO

LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR/THE WAGES OF FEAR (PG) 1953 FRANCE B/W CLOUZOT, HENRI-GEORGES 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY SET £19.99
Yves Montant stars in this compelling adventure thriller about two sets of rival truckers moving nitroglycerine through the heat of the jungle and across the dangerous mountain roads of the Andes.

DVD available to buy at –

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French romance – EMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU – out on dvd

Kissing YouEMBRASSE-MOI!/KISSING YOU (15) 2017 FRANCE MICHEL, O/VIAL,C £15.99
Romance in which carefree Océane meets the beautiful photographer Cécile. If their relationship is going to last Océane, will have to grow up, but is she actually be capable of growing up?

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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Henri-Georges Clouzot documentary – HENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO – issued on Blu Ray.

infernoHENRI GEORGE CLOUZOT’S INFERNO (E) 2009 FRANCE BROMBERG,S/MEDREA, R BLU RAY ONLY £24.99
Documentary in which film archivist Serge Bromberg tells the story of an unfinished film by French auteur Henri-Georges Clouzot: ‘L’Enfer’ starring Romy Schneider.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French film – UNE VIE/A WOMAN’S LIFE – out on dvd and Blu Ray

A Womans LifeUNE VIE/A WOMAN’S LIFE (12) 2016 FRANCE BRIZÉ, STÉPHANE DVD £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
A powerful adaptation of Guy de Maupassant’s first novel ‘Une vie’.

Convent educated young woman, Jeanne, returns home full of childish dreams and innocence. However on her marriage to Viscount Julien de Lamare, her childish illusions are stripped away as she finds her husband to be a miserly and adulterous partner, in this timeless story of love, betrayal and anguish set in the repressive patriarchal world of early 19th century Normandy.

In French with English subtitles

 

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO UNE VIE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES TO UNE VIE

DVD available to buy at –

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CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY MONTH. SOME US, UK AND FRENCH FILMS TO WATCH ON DVD

 

US AND BRITISH FILMS

12 YEARS A SLAVE (15) 2013 MCQUEEN,STEVE DVD – £10.99 BLU RAY – £12.99
Award-winning historical drama of Solomon Northup, an African-American living with a wife and two children in Saratoga, New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery.
A UNITED KINGDOM (12) 2016  ASANTE, AMMA   £13.99
  David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike star in this romantic drama based on the true story of an African prince who fell in love with a white British woman in the 1940s and the prejudice and hate they encountered.
AMERICAN VIOLET (12) 2008 DISNEY, TIM £15.99
Based on a true story of innocent African-American single mother Dee Roberts who is arrested on drug charges but with the help of a American Civil Liberties Union lawyer clears her name.
AMISTAD (15) 1997 SPIELBERG, STEVEN £19.99
Based on actual events. In 1839, a group of fifty-three African slaves held on the ship ‘Amistad’ revolt and kill the crew, demanding to be returned to Africa. The helmsman misleads them, taking them to America, where the Africans are put on trial.
ANTWONE FISHER (15) 2004 WASHINGTON, DENZEL £17.99
Based on the memoirs of Antwone Fisher, a young African American sailor who has to confront his past in order to deal with his anger.
BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD (12) 2012  ZEITLIN, BENH   £15.99
  Academy Award-nominated fantasy drama about a six-year-old girl, Hushpuppy (Quvenzhané Wallis), who  struggles to survive in  a poverty-stricken  swamp area not protected by  New Orleans levee system. When a colossal storm threatens she and her sick father take to the water in a makeshift boat fashioned from the back of an old pickup truck.
BELLE (12A) 2014 UK   ASANTE, AMMA  DVD – £10.99    BLU RAY – £12.99
 Period drama inspired by the 1779 painting of Dido Elizabeth Belle and her cousin Lady Elizabeth Murray. Dido is an African woman who is sent to be in England to live on the estate of  Lord Mansfield.  Here she quickly realises that her ethnicity is problematic in this upper class society.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1966 SENEGAL  SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH  £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl’ (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers. Upon arrival in France, her  relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid. The short ‘Sarret’ (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
THE BUTLER (12) 2013 DANIELS, LEE . DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £24.99
The film tells the story of the black butler Cecil Gaines (Forest Whitaker)’s who worked for 34-years as head butler at the White House.
CARMEN JONES (U) 1954 USA PREMINGER, OTTO £19.99
Modern remake of Bizet opera set in an all-black army camp, where civilian parachute maker Carmen Jones is in love with Joe, who’s engaged to sweet Cindy Lou and about to go into pilot training for the Korean War.
CHI-RAQ (15) 2016 USA LEE, SPIKE   £14.99
  Spike Lee directs this satirical musical drama based on the classical Greek comedy ‘Lysistrata’ by Aristophanes but set among gangs in present day Chicago.
COLOR PURPLE (15) 1985 SPIELBERG, STEVEN £12.99 
Adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer prize-winning novel, which spans 40 years in the life of a poor black woman who endures years of abuse from her father and her husband.
DANCING ON THE EDGE (15) 2012 £19.99
Steven Poliakoff writes this five-part drama set in London in the 1930s following the rise and fall of a black jazz band.
DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (12) 2014  SIMIEN, JUSTIN £17.99 
  Satirical comedy set at the  prestigious and predominantly white Winchester University, black student  Sam (Tessa Thompson) tries to shake up her school’s student body and confront its widespread racial disparity with her campus radio show ‘Dear White People’.
THE DEFIANT ONES (U) 1958 KRAMER, STANLEY £15.99
In America’s Deep South two convicts, one black (Sidney Poitier), one white (Tony Curtis), escape from a chain gang and go on the run stillhandcuffed together. Sidney Poitier becomes the first African-American to be nominated as best actor for his acting in the film.
DETROIT (15) 2017    BIGELOW, KATHRYN  DVD – £12.99   BLU RAY – £19.99
 Set during the 1967 Detroit riot, where a heavy handed police raid on an unlicensed bar, frequented by African-American, leads to  widespread violence across the city.
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS (15) 2002 UK FREAR, STEPHEN £15.99
Highly educated Nigerian, Okwe (Chiwetel Ejiofor) can only find work low paid work in London. He shares a room with another illegal immigrant Senay (Audrey Tatou). They both live in fear of being caught.
DO THE RIGHT THING (18) 1989 LEE, SPIKE £9.99 
Spike Lee’s study of racial tensions takes place on the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York.
DRIVING MISS DAISY (U) 1989 BERESFORD, BRUCE £12.99
Set in the Deep South of the 1950s and 60s, the film touches on racism and prejudice but mainly focuses on the developing  relationship between the wealthy Jewish woman and her black chauffeur, who she initially ignores, then accepts and finally befriends.
FENCES (12) 2016  WASHINGTON, DENZEL £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.
FLAME IN THE STREETS (PG) 1961 UK BAKER, ROY WARD £12.99
Hard-hitting melodrama about racial tensions in early 1960s England
FRANTZ FANON: BLACK SKIN, WHITE MASK (15) 1995  JULIEN, ISAAC  £15.99
   Film about Afro-French psychiatrist Frantz Fanon (Colin Salmon) was heavily involved in anti-colonial movements throughout his life; in his native Martinique, Algeria and throughout the world as he grew increasingly frustrated with the oppression of black people.
FRUITVALE STATION (15) 2013 COOGLER, RYAN DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Docudrama that reconstructs the final day in the life of Oscar Grant, a 22-year-old black Oakland resident who was shot in the back by a white officer. The incident sparked outrage and debate about police brutality and civil justice.
THE GREAT DEBATERS (12) 2007 WASHINGTON, DENZEL £19.99
Denzel Washington stars as the maverick college professor who inspires a student debate team against the backdrop of racial segregation in the 1930s American South.
GUERRILLA (15) 2016 UK   £24.99
  Six-part miniseries starring Idris Elba and Freida Pinto which chronicles the British Black Power movements of the 1970s.
GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (PG) USA 1967 KRAMER, STANLEY £12.99
A crusading publisher and his wife struggle to come to terms with their daughters choice of fiancée, a distinguished black doctor. The mother accepts her daughter’s decision, but her father is shocked by this interracial union.
THE HELP (12) 2011 USA TAYLOR, TATE DVD DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Based on the novel by Kathryn Stockett and set in racist Jackson, Mississippi,in 1964. Skeeter (Emma Stone) returns from college and decides to write a book after interviewing black women who have spent their lives working as maids to prominent southern families.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT (12) 1967 USA JEWISON, NORMAN £9.99
Rod Steiger plays a small-town Mississippi sheriff who is forced to collaborate on a murder investigation with Virgil Tibbs, a black homicide detective from Philadelphia (Sidney Poitier). The pair at first find themselves totally at odds with each other, but as the investigation proceeds each learns to respect the other’s talents.
INVICTUS (12) 2009 USA EASTWOOD, CLINT DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £26.99
In an effort to help unite his racially and economically divided country newly-elected Nelson Mandela joins forces with the captain of the South Africa’s rugby team to use the universal language of sport to unite the country.
KILLER OF SHEEP (12) USA 1977 BURNETT, CHARLES £15.99
Examines the black Los Angeles ghetto of Watts in the mid-1970s through the eyes of Stan, a sensitive dreamer who is growing detached and numb from the psychic toll of working at a slaughterhouse.
LOVING (15) 2016 NICHOLS,  JEFF £19.99
 1950s historical drama about an interracial couple who defy state laws to marry in 1950s Virginia.
MALCOLM X (15) 1992 USA LEE, SPIKE £12.99
Film about the life of the controversial black leader Malcolm X.
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM (12A) 2013 CHADWICK, JUSTIN £19.99
 Idris Elba stars as Mandela in this biopic .
MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA (15) 2008 LEE SPIKE £14.99
Based on James McBride novel about the all-black 92nd Division Buffalo Soldiers who served in Europe from 1944 to the end of the War.
MISSISSIPPI BURNING (18) 1988 PARKER, LANA £9.99
A fictionalised version of the events surrounding the Ku Klux Klan’s murder of three civil rights workers in Mississippi in 1964.
MOONLIGHT (15) 2016  JENKINS, BARRY   £15.99
  Set in a rough Miami neighbourhood, the film chronicles, from early life to young adulthood, the life of poor African-American Chiron.   Chiron is a small withdrawn boy who is bullied at school and who falls under the wings of  drug dealer Juan.  Juan tries to help Chiron  not to accept his lot in life.
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (12) 1959   WISE, ROBERT £19.99
 Crime drama starring Harry Belafonte, as black gambler Johnny who takes part in a bank raid with racist ex-con Earl (Robert Ryan)
PARIS BLUES (12) 1961 RITT, MARTIN DUAL FORMAT ED. £19.99 
  Set in Paris two jazz musicians  (played Paul Newman and Sidney Poitier), live for music, but  their carefree idyll is disturbed when two American tourists enter their lives.
PIONEERS OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CINEMA(E) 5-DISC DVD SET – £49.99  5-DISC BLU-RAY SET – £69.99
 Extensive look at the  the landmarks of early African-American cinema,  with this newly restored  collection of features and shorts.
THE PROUD VALLEY (PG) 1940 UK  TENNYSON, PEN   £17.99
  Paul Robeson plays a African-American seaman who finds work down the mines  in a small Welsh village.   When the mine closes he helps with the fight to reopening it time to serve the nation’s wartime needs.
RACE (PG) 2016  HOPKINS, STEPHEN     £12.99 
   Biopic of the African American athlete Jesse Owens (Stephan James) who  overcomes a number of challenges and broke down racial barriers before winning gold at the Nazi Olympics in Berlin in 1936.
RED TAILS (12) 2012 HEMINGWAY, ANTHONY £15.99
World War Two action adventure based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the squadron of African-American fighter pilots who overcame both American racism and the German Luftwaffe to prove their courage and skills in the air.
SAPPHIRE (PG) 1954 DEARDEN, BASIL £12.99
Graphic portrayal of ethnic tensions in 1950s London
SAVANNAH (12) 2013 HAYWOOD-CARTER, ANNETTE £15.99
Chiwetel Ejiofor stars in this historical drama based on the true story of freed slave Christmas Moultrie.
SELMA (12) 2014 DUVERNAY, AVA DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £21.99
Based on the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965 that led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act, the film follows the story of James Bevel (Common), Hosea Williams (Wendell Pierce) and Martin Luther King Jr (Oyelowo) as they campaigned for their right to vote.
SHADOWS (PG) 1959 USA CASSAVETES, JOHN £19.99
Set in the jazzy, beatnik underground of 50s New York, a black woman (Lelia Goldoni) begins an affair with a white man, creating
family and racial tension. The film features a score by Charles Mingus and is widely considered to be a landmark in independent filmmaking.
SHAFT (15) 1971 PARKS, GORDON £12.99
Private detective John Shaft (Richard Roundtree) is called in when the daughter of Harlem gangster is kidnapped. One of the first Blaxploitation film made for a black cinema audience.
SWEET SWEETBACK’S BAADASSSSS SONG (18) 1971 PEEBLES, MELVIN VAN £19.99
Hustler Sweet Sweetback (Melvin Van Peebles) sees two cops beating up a black revolutionary. He takes revenge by killing the cops, but is then forced to go on the run.
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (PG) 1962 USA MULLIGAN, ROBER £19.99 
Gregory Peck gives an Oscar winning performance as a lawyer defending a black man accused of assaulting a young white woman.
WITHOUT PITY (12) 1948 ITALY LATTUAD, ALBERTO £9.99
Co-written by Federico Fellini the film was deemed controversial upon its release for its love story between a black G.I and a local Italian girl.

YOUNG SOUL REBELS (18) 1991 UK ISAAC JULIEN £19.99
In the long hot summer of 1977, London prepared for the Silver Jubilee celebrations as social and sexual tensions in the community reach boiling point following the murder of a local black gay man.

FRENCH FILMS

BANDE DE FILLES/GIRLHOOD (15) 2014 FRANCE SCIAMMA, CÉLINE DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – 22.99
16-year-old Marieme suffers from abuse at home and unable to achieve the grades and only discovers a sense of identity befriends a gang of three girls.
BOROM SARRET/LA NOIRE DE/BLACK GIRL (15) 1966 SENEGAL SEMBENE, OUSMANE IN FRENCH £19.99
La noire de./Black Girl’ (1966) follows young Senegalese nanny with high-hopes who travels to the Antibes with her white employers.
Upon arrival in France, her relationship with her employers deteriorates as they subjugate her to the role of an all-purpose housemaid.
The short ‘Sarret’ (1969) follows a day in the life of a poor horse cart driver in Dakar.
LA COUR DE BABEL/SCHOOL OF BABEL (PG) 2014 FRANCE BERTUCELLI, JULIE £15.99
Filmed over the course of one academic year, the documentary follows teachers and pupils of Granges-aux-Belles school as the non-French speaking immigrant children learn to read and write French fluently.
CHOCOLAT (12) 2016 FRANCE ZEM, ROSCHDY £19.99
Former slave Rafael Padilla becomes one of the most famous circus stars of the Belle Époque era in France. However, as the pressures of fame begin to take their toll, Padilla struggles with racial discrimination and a growing gambling addiction which threaten to ruin his career.
COUSCOUS (AKA: LA GRAINE ET LE MULET) (15) 2007 FRANCE KECHICHE, A. DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Warm and engrossing family drama set among the North African community in the Mediterranean port of Sète.
ENTRE LES MURS/CLASS (15) 2008 FRANCE CANTET, LAURENT £17.99
Absorbing Palme d’Or winning journey into a multicultural high school in Paris over the course of a school year.
LA HAINE (15) 1995 FRANCE KASSOVITZ, MATHIEU £19.99
Award winning film about a day on a tough Paris housing estate for three teenagers.
INTOUCHABLES/UNTOUCHABLE (15) 2011 FRANCE OLIVIER NAKACHE, O/TOLEDANO.E £19.99
Paul (François Cluzet), a rich aristocrat and habitual thrill-seeker, becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world and unable to care for himself in even the most basic ways, Paul employs young Senegalese émigré Driss (Omar Sy) as his carer.

Despite their very different backgrounds and outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect and the true meaning of friendship in the process.
SAMBA (15) 2014 FRANCE NAKACHE,O/TOLEDANO, E £15.99
Comedy drama about a Senegal immigrant held in a detention centre fighting his extradition.

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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

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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

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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

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