Some European films due on dvd in the next few months

A ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Young physician to the psychologically unstable King Frederik of Denmark begins to dominate the court. He wins the affections of the young Queen and becomes involved in state affairs to promote enlightenment, implementing freedom of the press and of expression, abolishing torture and serfdom, reforming the school system and curtailing the privileges of the aristocracy.
L’AMBIZIOSO/THE CLIMBER (15) 1975 ITALY SQUITIERI, PASQUALE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £24.99
Aldo is a young ambitious smuggler who is looking to make a name for himself in the criminal underworld. However when the local crime boss cheats him, Aldo dicides to forms his own gang to get his revenge.
CEZANNE ET MOI (15) 2016 FRANCE THOMPSON, DANIÈLE £19.99
The film focuses on the friendship between 19th century post-impressionist painter Paul Cezanne and novelist Émile Zola.
DIABOLO MENTHE/PEPPERMINT SODA (12) 1977 FRANCE KURYS, DIANE DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Coming of age debut film by Diane Kurys which offers an intricate view of adolescence in 1960s France.
ELLE (18) 2016 FRANCE VERHOEVEN, PAUL £19.99
Adapted from Philippe Djian’s novel. After a sexually assaulted in her own home, Michèle Leblanc (Isabelle Huppert) decides not to report the incident to the police but to hunt down the assailant on her own and so becoming embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse which soon threatens to get out of hand.
ESTEROS (15) 2016 ARENTINA CUROTTO, PAPU £15.99
Matias and Jeronimo have know each other since childhood and have developed feels for each other. However Matias’s father accept a job in Brazil to break up their relationship. Ten years later Matías, along with his girlfriend, return to Argentina. On meeting his old friend Jerónimo, the two men still find they have passionate feelings for one another.


FRANTZ (12A) 2016 FRANCE OZON, FRANÇOIS £15.99
German woman Anna has lost her fiancé Frantz in the First World War. On one of her daily visits to his grave, a year after his death, she is startled by a young Frenchman named Adrien who claims to know her late partner from their shared time studying in Paris together before the war.
J’ACCUSE (12) 1938 FRANCE GANCE, ABEL DUAL FORMAT DVD & BLU RAY £19.99
Acclaimed as one of cinema’s finest anti-war films. Having experienced the horrors of the First World War, idealistic poet Jean Diaz turns to technology in a bid to prevent further barbarity. But a meddling and unscrupulous bureaucracy allows Jean’s plans to be hijacked as Europe slides towards another great conflict.
LOLA (15) 1981 GERMANY FASSBINDER, RAINER WERNER DVD £17.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Set during Germany’s 1950s Wirtschaftswunder. Lola leads a double life as a steamy cabaret singer and as a single mother. Building inspector Von Bohm is in love with Lola, but little does he know that Lola is the ex lover of local property developer Schukert who is being investigated by Von Bohm for corrupt.
MALGRÉ LA NUIT/DESPITE THE NIGHT (18) 2015 FRANCE GRANDRIEUX, PHILIPPE £15.99
Visually experimental film in which musician Lenz heads to Paris to searches for his lover. However when he finally tracks her down he finds her devastated by a tragic loss and she has sought oblivion in the murky Parisian underworld.
DER MÜDE TOD – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 2021 GERMANY LANG, FRITZ DUAL FORMAT EDITION £19.99
Silent fantasy drama about a heartbroken young woman who confront Death to save her dead fiancé
NERUDA (15) 2016 CHILE LARRAÍN, PABLO £12.99
Set in Santiago in 1948, Gael García Bernal plays inspector Oscar Peluchonneau, who is looking to arrest the poet Pablo Neruda for denouncing the Chilean government. However on meeting Peluchonneau, Neruda strikes up an unexpected friendship with the inspector, inspiring Neruda to pen a collection of poems.
WESTFRONT 1918/KAMERADSCHAFT – THE MASTERS OF CINEMA SERIES (PG) 1930-1 GERMANY PABST, GEORG W DUAL FORMAT DVD-BLU RAY £24.99
‘Westfront 1918’ (1930) four German infantrymen suffer the hardships and insanity of trench warfare in the First World War. ‘Kameradschaft’ (1931), is set in 1919, a team of German miners risk their lives to save a group of French miners trapped underground in a mining explosion.

ALL DVDS ARE IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES , UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE.

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Swedish crime series – MIDNIGHT SUN – released on dvd

Midnight SunMIDNIGHT SUN (15) 2016 SWEDEN £29.99
All eight episodes from the Swedish crime drama. French detective Kahina Zadi travels from Paris a remote mining community in northern Sweden, to investigate the murder, by a serial killer, of a French citizen.

Zadi teams up with the local chief prosecutor in the hope she can close the case quickly. However, when more bodies begin appearing in the small town it soon becomes clear the team are dealing with a sadistic serial killer as a much wider conspiracy is revealed.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Danish comedy – KLOWN – available on dvd

KlownKLOWN (18) 2010 DENMARK NØRGAARD, MIKKEL £15.99
Feature-length spin-off of the Danish comedy series. To prove his parenting skills to his pregnant girlfriend, Frank takes his 12-year-old nephew along for a canoeing weekend. Also on the trip is Frank’s friend Casper.

However Casper is more concerned about meeting women and having a good time than canoeing.

The three in visiting exclusive brothels, hospitalizations, armed robberies and even prison in this portrait of friendship.

In Danish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Lasse Hallström’s – MY LIFE AS A DOG – re-issued on dual format

My Life As a DogMY LIFE AS A DOG (PG) SWEDEN 1985 HALLSTROM, LASSE DUAL FORMAT DVD – BLU RAY £19.99
Based on the novel by Reidar Jonsson, the film follows troubled 12-year-old Ingemar growing up in 1950’s Sweden.

After his mother falls ill, Ingemar is sent to stay with his aunt and uncle in the country. Here with the help of friends he comes to term with her mothers illness.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Recent Scandinavian dvd releases

ACROSS THE WATERS (15) 2016 DENMARK DONATO, NICOLO £19.99
Set in World War Two, the film follows Jewish jazz musician Arne Itkin, as he and his family have to outwit the Gestapo to escape to Sweden.
CAVE (15) 2016 NORWAY DAHLSBAKKEN, HENRIK MARTIN £19.99
Three extreme sports enthusiasts have descended into an unexplored cave system when they find themselves not to be alone down in the depth.
FOLLOW THE MONEY: THE COMPLETE SEASON 2 (15) 2016 DENMARK £29.99
Mads takes a seemingly insignificant case of a small carpentry business after it is declared bankrupt in mysterious circumstances.

In the original language with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Danish triller -THE IDEALIST – available on dvd

idealistTHE IDEALIST (12) 2014 DENMARK ROSENDAHL CHRISTINA £15.99
Thriller about investigative journalist Poul as he attempts to uncover the truth behind a nuclear accident in Greenland in 1968 when a American bomber carrying four hydrogen bombs crashed.

Two decades later, with many of the team that help recover the bombs suffering with radiation sickness, Poul tries to find out what really happened in the aftermath of the crash.

In Danish with English subtitles

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

 

Swedish crime series – MODUS – out on dvd

modus

MODUS (15) 2015 SWEDEN £28.99
Former FBI profiler return back to Sweden to spend more time with her children. However  when her daughter witnesses a brutal murder, she is drawn into the investigation.

However it soon becomes clear that they are dealing with a calculating serial killer.

In Swedish with English subtitles

 

 

DVD available to buy at –

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New SCANDINAVIAN dvd releases for 2016

 

A WAR (15) 2015 DENMARK  LINDHOLM, TOBIAS £19.99
  Commander Claus Michael Pedersen  is forced to make a quick decision to save his soldiers that results in him being accused of committing a war crime and this affects his life with his family when he returns home.
ÄNGELBY (15) 2015 SWEDEN   £23.99
  All 12 episodes of the Swedish drama series following a woman as she starts a new life in the city of Ängelby. 
ARNE DAHL: THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (15) 2015   SWEDEN   £19.99
   All episodes from the second series of the Swedish crime drama based on the novels by Arne Dahl.
BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 2 (15) 2016 SWEDEN   £22.99
  Second volume which features  episodes from the sixth series of the Swedish crime series following Commissioner Martin Beck (Peter Haber) as he investigates a series of murders in the Swedish capital with the help of his partner Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt).
BLUE EYES: THE COMPLETE FIRST SERIES (15) 2015  SWEDEN   £17.99    
   After the sudden and mysterious disappearance of the chief of staff of the Justice Department, her replacement  is faced with sorting through a heap of falsified documents and hidden agendas to find out what happened. 
THE COMMUNE (15) 2015 DENMARK   VINTERBERG, THOMAS £15.99
  1970s Denmark, academic liberal couple Erik and Anna turn Erik’s  large inherited house into a commune.   All is fine until Anna’s open-mindedness is put to the test when Erik introduces his mistress Emma to the commune.
DAG: SEASON 1 (15) 2010 NORWAY   £17.99
 Marriage counsellor Dag, is still able to make a living from his profession even with his negative outlook and belief  that humans are better off living alone.
DAG: SEASON 2 (15) 2015 NORWAY   £17.99
 After Dag hits the bottle, his friend Benedict enters him into a rehab facility run by Benedict’s stepfather, the unconventional Ernst. Dag’s theory on the benefits of solitude is tested when he falls in love with Eva.
DAG: SEASON 3 (15) 2015 NORWAY   £17.99
   After breaking up with girlfriend Eva, Dag relapses and returns to a life of drinking. Meanwhile, Eva is shocked when a friend from the past makes a surprise visit.
THE FJÄLLBACKA MURDERS (15) SWEDEN   £19.99
   Series of crime films set in the Swedish town of Fjällbacka. Features –  ‘In the Eye of the Beholder’ ,  ‘Friends for Life’ , ‘The Queen of Light’,  ‘Sea Gives, Sea Takes’, ‘The Hidden Child’  and ‘The Coast Rider’ .
FOLLOW THE MONEY: THE COMPLETE SEASON 1 (15) 2016 DENMARK £28.99
   After a dead body is located close to leading energy firm Energreen an investigation begins to uncover corruption and fraud within the company.
GREAT BEAR (PG) 2011 DENMARK  JACOBSEN, EBSEN TOFT  £9.99
   Animated adventure about  11-year-old Jonathan and his sister Sophie are embarking upon their first
unaccompanied trip to their grandfather’s house and Jonathan cannot wait to have some adventures.
THE GRUMP (12) FINLAND 2014  KARUKOSKI, DOME   £17.99
 Comedy about an 80-year-old who travels to Helsinki to live with his son. 
HEARTLESS: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE (15) 2015 DENMARK   £17.99
   Orphaned twins Sofie and Sebastian Nielsen (Julie Zangenberg and Sebastian Jessen) hide a dark secret from their peers at their prestigious boarding school.
THE HERE AFTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN HORN,  MAGNUS VON £19.99
  John, recently released from prison for an unknown crime returns to his rural family home where he has trouble assimilating.  However new girl Malin is curiosity to draws out the details of the incident that led to Johns imprisonment.
INGRID BERGMAN IN HER OWN WORDS (15) 2015  BJÖRKMAN, STIG £19.99 
  Behind-the-scenes look at her life and career of Ingrid Bergman using home movies, personal letters and diary entries.
THE LAST KING (15) 2016   NORWAY   GAUP, NILS £15.99
   Set in 1206 while Norway is plagued by civil war, the film follows the journey of the two protectors of the king’s young, illegitimate son
MEN & CHICKEN (15) 2015 DENMARK  JENSEN,  ANDERS THOMAS £15.99
   Comedy drama about brothers Gabriel and Elias  receive news that their father has died. Upon viewing a videotape that was left for them, they learn that they were actually adopted and that their biological father lives on the island of Ork.
MODUS (15) 2015 SWEDEN   £28.99
   Former FBI profiler return back to Sweden to spend more time with her children.  However 
when her daughter witnesses a brutal murder, she is drawn into the investigation. 
MY SKINNY SISTER (15) 2015 SWEDEN  LENKEN, SANNA    £15.99
    12-year-old Stella idolises her older sister Katja but is devastated when she finds out her sister has an eating 
disorder. She is torn between staying loyal to her sister or telling their parents.
NIGHTMARE (18) 2013 SWEDEN  GUSTAFSSON, A/ HEDBERG, F/KONDRUP, J  £15.99
  Horror movie in which a young woman tries to confront the demons of her past.
OCCUPIED (15) 2015  NORWAY   £29.99
 Based on an idea by Jo Nesbø, the tv series is set in the near future where Norway is occupied by Russia on

behalf of the European Union to stop the environmental friendly Norwegian government from stopping all 
oil- and gas-production in the North Sea.
THE POLAR BEAR KING (U) 1991 NORWAY  SOLUM, OLA £9.99
   After his father is killed, Valemon  ascends the throne to take his rightful place as king. But after he rejects the arranged marriage of a witch seeking to be queen, she uses her powers to turn him into a polar bear.
RAMS (15) 2015 ICELAND  HÁKONARSON, GRÍMUR DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £20.99   
  Set in a remote valley in Iceland, brothers Gummi and Kiddi tend their prized flocks of sheep, but at the same time they have  not spoken to each other for 40 years. When the flock becomes infected and are threatened with culling the brothers need to work together to protect their animals.
THE SACRIFICE (PG) 1986 SWEDEN  TARKOVSKY, ANDREI    DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY  £19.99
  Visionary film unfolds in the hour before a nuclear war.
SHAMER’S DAUGHTER (12) 2015 DENMARK   KAINZ, KENNETH £19.99
 Adventure fantasy based on the novel by Lene Kaaberbøl. Dina, like her mother,  has the gift of being able to make others feel shame by looking into their soul.  After the King of Dunark is murdered, Dina tries to discover the truth about the killings.
THICKER THAN WATER: SEASON 1 (15)  2014 SWEDEN £17.99
  After the dead of the mother a family discover that the terms of her will specify that her three siblings must run the B&B for one year if they are to inherit it. While together, a dark secret is uncovered which leads to a number of unresolved issues in the family’s past coming to light.
TRAPPED: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 ICELAND £28.99
 A  corpse is washed-up in the remote Icelandic port cut off by a snow storm.  The small locate police force are on their own, as they try to stop  crime wave, in this atomospheric Nordic Noir thriller. 
THE WAVE (15) 2015 NORWAY  UTHAUG,  ROAR £15.99
 Disaster drama about a 80-metre tsunami heading for a Norwegian tourist village of Geiranger.
WHEN ANIMALS DREAM (15)  DENMARK ARNBY, JONAS ALEXANDER   £12.99  
  Young woman develops symptoms which cause a more frightening transformation in this horror movie.

 

 

 

 

Norwegian childrens film – THE POLAR BEAR KING – out on dvd

polar-bear-kingTHE POLAR BEAR KING (U) 1991 NORWAY SOLUM, OLA £9.99
After his father is killed, Valemon ascends the throne to take his rightful place as king. But after he rejects the arranged marriage of a witch seeking to be queen, she uses her powers to turn him into a polar bear.

The king is forced to embark on a journey to Winterland so he can find a bride and bring her back to Summerland to break the spell cast upon him. Despite finding a princess to marry, the pair are still separated by the curse at night as she cannot look upon his face when he transforms back to human form or he will remain a polar bear forever. Their love is put to the test as they face the dangerous journey back to his former kingdom with the curse still hanging over them.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Swedish series – ÄNGELBY – out on dvd

angelbyÄNGELBY (TBA) 2015 SWEDEN £23.99
All 12 episodes of the Swedish drama series following a woman as she starts a new life in the city of Ängelby.

After her husband leaves her and she loses her job, Vera Fors moves with her two children to the remote city of Ängelby. On the her journey Vera runs over a teenage boy and flees the crime scene, only for the body to vanish the next day.

But this is only the start of the mystery as Vera soon suspects someone else may have been responsible for the boy’s death. As she meets more of the local residents, Vera begins to realise that there are more mysteries hidden behind the facade of Ängelby.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Mia Skäringer

Thomas Vinterberg’s – COMMUNE – issued on dvd

communeTHE COMMUNE (15) 2015 DENMARK VINTERBERG, THOMAS £15.99
1970s Denmark, academic liberal couple Erik and Anna turn Erik’s large inherited house into a commune. However their experiment in collective living and creativity, as well as Anna’s open-mindedness, is put to the test when Erik introduces his mistress Emma to the commune
In Danish with English subtitles

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

 

Andrei Tarkovsky – THE SACRIFICE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

sacrificeTHE SACRIFICE (PG) 1986 SWEDEN TARKOVSKY, ANDREI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Visionary film unfolds in the hour before a nuclear war. Alexander, his wife Adelaide (, their two children, and various eccentric friends gather around a radio to hear the impending announcement of nuclear war.

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.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Out on dvd – BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 2

beck-2BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 2 (EPISODES 31-34)( (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Second volume which features episodes from the sixth series of the Swedish crime series following Commissioner Martin Beck (Peter Haber) as he investigates a series of murders in the Swedish capital with the help of his partner Gunvald Larsson (Mikael Persbrandt).

Feature the films from the-
Episode 31: Gunvald,
Episode 32: Steinar,
Episode 33: Vägs ände,
Episode 34: Sista dagen.

BECK: THE SERIES - VOLUME 1 (15) 1997 SWEDEN £22.99BECK: THE SERIES – VOLUME 1 (EPISODES 26-30) (15) 1997 SWEDEN £22.99
Based on the characters of the hugely popular Martin Beck detective series of novels by Swedish husband-and-wife writers Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö.

This collection of five feature-length films sees detective Martin Beck investigating the shocking death of a young woman found strangled in a hotel room, a gangster kingpin executed by a sniper in front of his family, a terrorist attack and a suspicious hospital death which sourly turns out to be premeditated murder. It’s an intricate web of characters and lies and the killer is never who you expect it to be. This dvd covers Episodes 26-30
Stars Peter Haber as Beck and Mikael Persbrandt as Larsson,

Features the following episodes –

Episode – 26 – Levande Begravd (Season 4, Episode 2)
Episode – 27 – Rum 302 (Season 5, Episode 1)
Episode – 28 – Familjen (Season 5, Episode 2)
Episode – 29 – Invasionen (Season 5, Episode 3)
Episode – 30 – Sjukhusmorden (Season 5, Episode 4)

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Norwegian comedy drama series – DAG – available on dvd

DAG: SEASON 3 (15) 2015 NORWAY £17.99
The complete third series of the Norwegian comedy drama starring Atle Antonsen as misanthropic marriage counsellor Dag, who believes that humans are better off living alone. After breaking up with girlfriend Eva, Dag relapses and returns to a life of drinking. Meanwhile, Eva is shocked when a friend from the past makes a surprise visit.

DAG: SEASON 1 (15) 2010 NORWAY £17.99
Marriage counsellor Dag, is still able to make a living from his profession even with his negative outlook. But can Dag’s best friend Benedikt and sister Marianne help bring meaning back into his life?

DAG: SEASON 2 (15) 2015 NORWAY £17.99
After Dag hits the bottle, his friend Benedict enters him into a rehab facility run by Benedict’s stepfather, the unconventional Ernst. Dag’s theory on the benefits of solitude is tested when he falls in love with Eva.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Danish fantasy adventure – SHAMER’S DAUGHTER – released on dvd

Shamers DaughterSHAMER’S DAUGHTER (12) 2015 DENMARK KAINZ, KENNETH £19.99
Adventure fantasy based on the novel by Lene Kaaberbøl. Dina, like her mother, has the gift of being able to make others feel shame by looking into their soul. After the King of Dunark is murdered, Dina tries to discover the truth about the killings.

In Danish with English subtitles

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