Swedish satirical comedy drama – SQUARE – out on dvd – £12.99 & Blu Ray £17.99

SQUARETHE SQUARE (15) 2017 SWEDEN ÖSTLUND , RUBEN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY £17.99
Satirical comedy drama. Divorced, devoted father of two, Christian, is a respected curator of a contemporary art museum in Stockholm. He is about to launch the muse ums new installation, ‘The Square’, a space symbolising trust and safety in society. However Christian becomes the victim of crime and the museum’s PR agenc y is met with public outcry, sending Christian into an existential crisis.

In Swedish with English subtitles

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Ingmar Bergman’s – MAGIC FLUTE – issued as a 2 Disc dual format set Blu-Ray/Dvd

Magic FluteTHE MAGIC FLUTE (U) 1975 SWEDEN BERGMAN , INGMAR £19.99
Ingmar Bergman’s televised production of the operatic fairy tale by Mozart in which young Tamino’s life is saved and he sets about rescuing the Queen of the Night’s daughter, aided by his magic flute.

In Swedish with English subtitles

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Bonus Footage

Trailers

Other Documentary: ‘Papageno’ (1935) – Lotte Reniger’s silhouette-animation; ‘In Mozart’s Footsteps’ (1938) – Travelogue by Lady Dunn; ‘On Such a Night’ (1955) – The adventures of an American opera enthusiast as they visit Glyndebourne for the first time

DVD available to buy at –

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Ingmar Bergman’s – The Touch – issued as a 2 Disc dual format set Blu-Ray/Dvd

The TouchTHE TOUCH (15) 1971 BERGMAN , INGMAR 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £19.99
Happily married mother Karin surprises herself by responding in kind to a sudden profession of love from David , an archaeologist visiting Sweden, whom her doctor husband has befriended. But however exhilarating, love is seldom simple and deceit–and David’s volatile temperament–take their toll.

Bergman’s first film made with an established Hollywoods star was originally released in an entirely English-language version, this presentation of The Touch is a restoration by the Swedish Film Institute from the original negative of Bergman’s preferred Swedish- English cut

Special Features

Interactive Menus

Interviews: ‘In Conversation With Liv Ullman’ (2018) – On stage interview by Geoff Andrew;

Making Of Documentary

Also includes the Documentaries –
‘Ingmar Bergman’ (1971) – The making of ‘The Touch’.

‘Sheila Reid: The Touch’ (2018) – The only British actress to play a role in a Bergman film talks about her time making ‘The Touch’

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Swedish crime series – JORDSKOTT I & II – out on dvd

Jordskott I & IIJORDSKOTT I & II (15) 2017 SWEDEN 7 DISC SET £34.99
Following the death of her father, Stockholm police investigator Eva Thörnblad returns to her hometown of Silverhöjd where her daughter disappeared seven years previously and uses her time to continue her investigations into her disappearance.

 

Also available –

JORDSKOTT I (15) 2015 SWEDEN £15.99
All ten episodes from the first series of the Swedish crime drama.
JORDSKOTT II (15) 2017 SWEDEN £24.99
All eight episodes from the second series of the Swedish crime drama.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Norwegians supernatural thriller – THELMA- out on dvd and Blu Ray

ThelmaTHELMA (15) 2017 NORWAY TRIER, JOACHIM DVD £19.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Supernatural thriller about a young student, Thelma, who suffers from seizures, which seem to be caused by a mystery supernatural ability.

As her unexplained powers become stronger and more dangerous by the day, Thelma must do her best to find a solution as those closest to her are put in grave danger.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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ANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION – out on dvd and Blu Ray

Andrei Tarkovsky CollectionANDREI TARKOVSKY COLLECTION (15) RUSSIA (5021866837307) DVD – £62.99 BLU RAY – £71.99
This features – Andrei Rublev, Solaris, Mirror, Stalker, Nostalgia, The Sacrifice and Ivan’s Childhood along with many special features and a 177-page book.

ANDREI RUBLEV (15) 1966 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky’s finest film, which charts the life of the famous icon painter Rublev.

IVAN’S CHILDHOOD (PG) 1962 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Story of a twelve year old boy seeking to revenge the murder of his family by the Nazis in World War Two.

MIRROR (U) 1974 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
This dazzlingly beautiful autobiographical film intertwines real life, memories of childhood and dreams as well as reflections on the Russian people and their history.

NOSTALGIA (15) 1983 ITALY TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN ITALIAN
At a spa in the Tuscan Hills, a Russian poet and musicologist meets a mysterious man who is convinced that the end of the world is nigh.

SACRIFICE (12) 1986 SWEDEN TARKOVSKY, AMDREI IN SWEDISH
An isolated Swedish island Alexander (Erland Josephson), his wife, their children, her lover and various eccentric friends gather around a radio when nuclear war is announced. 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.

SOLARIS (PG) 1972 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Science fiction film adaptation of Stanislaw Lem novel set on a space station orbiting the ocean-covered planet Solaris. The planet seems bring to life physical manifestation of painful memories of one of the crew. The film won the Jury prize at Cannes.

STALKER (PG) 1979 RUSSIA TARKOVSKY, ANDREI
Demanding, hallucinogenic Sci-fi film, boldly photographed and relentless in it’s depiction of a world gone mystically awry.

In Russian  with English subtitles.

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SPECIAL FEATURES – BLU-RAY ONLY

Ivan’s Childhood: Interviews with composer Vyaaheslav Ovchinnikov, cinematographer Vadim Usov and actor Evgeniy Zharikov

Andrei Rublev: Making-of featurette; interview with actor Yuriy Nazarov

Mirror: Interviews with screenwriter A. Misharin, composer Eduard Artemev and actor Oleg Yankovskiy; featurette

Solaris: Interview with actor Natalia Bondarchuk; Donatas Banionis featurette

Stalker: Interviews with cinematographer Aleksandr Knyazhinsky and set designer Rashit Safiullin

Nostalgia: Interviews with co-writer Tonino Guerra and Marina Tarkovsky

The Sacrifice: Video essay ‘Poetic Harmony’; commentary with author and translator Layla Alexander-Garrett and James King from Curzon Artificial Eye

Andrei Tarkovsky’s metaphysical dream zone: Selected scene commentary by psychoanalyst Mary Wild

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Swedish movie – BORG VS. MCENROE – out on dvd and Blu Ray

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BORG VS. MCENROE (15) 2017 SWEDEN PEDERSEN, JANUS METZ DVD – £9.99 BLU RAY – £15.99
Shia LaBeouf and Sverrir Gudnason star as tennis greats John McEnroe and Björn Borg in this biographical drama about the pair’s rivalry during the 1980 Wimbledon Championships.

With Borg on the cusp of winning his record-breaking fifth consecutive Wimbledon title a young, brash American emerges to challenge his dominance.

The pair’s contrasting styles, both on and off the court, make for a perfect rivalry enjoyed by the press and fans alike who fiercely await their eventual meeting in the tournament, a match which would go on to be regarded as one of the best of all time.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Norwegians War movie – KING’S CHOICE – out on dvd

Kings ChoiceTHE KING’S CHOICE (12) 2016 NORWAY POPPE , ERIK £16.99
April 1940, German ships appear in Norwegian waters and King Haakon VII  has to attempt to maintain Norwegian neutrality in World War Two.

The Germans claim to be there to protect the Norwegians from British aggression, but King Haakon VII fear the Nazis are planning to occupy the country.

In Norwegian  with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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NEW SCANDINAVIAN DVD RELEASES FOR 2017

 

 

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NEW SCANDINAVIAN CINEMA ON DVD

1941 AMBUSH (15) 1999 FILAND SAARELA, OLLI £9.99
WWII drama based on a book written by Antti Tuuri. Lieutenant Eero Perkola is sent on a reconnaissance mission into Russian Karelia, when news reaches him that his fiancée might be dead. This leads Eero to take reckless risks with himself and his platoon.
A MAN CALLED OVE (15) 2015 SWEDEN HOLM, HANNES £17.99
Comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman’s novel. Spending his days visiting his wife’s grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles. However, when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the home opposite, Ove’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better.
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.
AKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION (15) FINLAND DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY £79.99
The collection contains: ‘Crime and Punishment’ (1983), ‘Calamari Union’ (1985), ‘Shadows in Paradise’ (1986), ‘Drifting Clouds’ (1996), ‘Hamlet Goes Business’ (1987), ‘La Vie de Bohème’ (1992), ‘Ariel’ (1988), ‘The Match Factory Girl’ (1990), ‘Leningrad Cowboys Go America’ (1989), ‘Total Balalaika Show’ (1994), ‘Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana’ (1994), ‘Juha’ (1999), ‘The Man Without a Past’ (2002), ‘Lights in the Dusk’ (2006), ‘Le Havre’ (2011) and ‘The Other Side of Hope’ (2017).
BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Johan gathers his friends together for a trip to the abandoned Black Lake resort, which he hopes to reopen. However, during their stay at the remote hotel, the group is plagued by a succession of unexplainable and frightening events which lead them to discover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned.
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.
DARKLAND (15) 2017 DENMARK AHMAD, FENAR £19.99
Zaid, who has emerged from a troubled background to become a successful doctor, finds he is drawn into another world when is brother is murdered by a local drug gang. Zaid teams up with old acquaintances to avenge his brothers death.
DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON ONE (18) DENMARK £18.99
Recently divorce crime reporter Dicte Svendsen personal life is in a mess and to compensate she immerses herself by investigating political corruption and organised crime.
DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO (18) DENMARK £24.99
Second series featuring crime reporter Dicte Svendsen
DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASONS ONE AND TWO (18) 2014 DENMARK £39.99
All 20 episodes from the first two series of the Danish crime drama
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.
THE 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.
KLOWN (18) 2010 DENMARK NØRGAARD, MIKKEL £15.99
Feature-length spin-off of the Danish comedy series.
LAND OF MINE (15) 2015 DENMARK ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
After Germany’s surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.
THE LEGACY 3 (15) 2015 DENMARK DVD – £23.99 BLU RAY – £28.99
All nine episodes from the third season of the Danish domestic drama.
LOUIS AND LUCA – THE BIG CHEESE RACE (U) 2015 NORWAY SIVERTSEN , RASMUS A. £14.99
Animated childrens film in which Louis makes a large bet that his team will win the Cheese Race. With his best buddy Luca the Hedgehog and clever Alfie on his team Louis believes they are unbeatable.
MIDNIGHT SUN (15) 2016 SWEDEN £29.99
All eight episodes from the Swedish crime drama.
MY LIFE AS A DOG (PG) SWEDEN 1985HALLSTROM, 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.
THE OATH (15) 2016 ICELAND KORMÁKUR, BALTASAR £18.99
Icelandic thriller which follows a desperate father as he attempts to free his eldest daughter from the clutches of her drug dealing boyfriend.
OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12) 2017 FINLAND KAURISMÄKI, AKI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Comedy drama about Syrian asylum seeker Khaled looking for work and travelling salesman Wikström who has won a restaurant in a game of poker who wants to help Khaled.
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.
TOM OF FINLAND (18) 2017 FINLAND KARUKOSKI, DOME £15.99
Biographical drama about war hero and artist, known as Tom of Finland, whose homoerotic drawings make him a gay icon and a symbol for the emergent social movement in a country where homosexuality was illegal.
VALKYRIEN (15) 2017 NORWAY £24.99
After a doctor finds the treatment for his terminally ill wife is withdraw, the doctor opens his own illegal clinic below the underground station Valkyrien. Here he treats criminals and immigrants, hoping to make enough money to keep treating his wife.
WHAT WE BECOME (15) 2015 DENMARK MIKKELSEN, BO £17.99
Gustav and his family are quarantined in the affluent suburb of Copenhagen, unaware that a mysterious virus has unleashed an army of Zombies.

DVD available to buy at –

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AKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION out on dvd and Blu Ray

Aki KaurismäkiAKI KAURISMÄKI COLLECTION (15) FINLAND DVD – £69.99 BLU RAY £79.99

The collection contains:

Crime and Punishment (1983)

Calamari Union (1985)

Shadows in Paradise (1986)

Drifting Clouds (1996)

Hamlet Goes Business (1987)

La Vie de Bohème (1992)

Ariel (1988)

The Match Factory Girl (1990)

Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989)

Total Balalaika Show (1994)

Take Care of Your Scarf, Tatiana (1994)

Juha (1999)

The Man Without a Past (2002)

Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Le Havre (2011)

The Other Side of Hope (2017)

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Some recent Scandinavia dvds releases

BLACK LAKE: THE COMPLETE SERIES ONE (15) 2016 SWEDEN £22.99
Johan gathers his friends together for a trip to the abandoned Black Lake ski resort, which he hopes to reopen. However, during their stay at the remote hotel, the group is plagued by a succession of unexplainable and frightening events which lead them to discover the real reason Black Lake was abandoned.

In Swedish with English subtitles

DARKLAND (15) 2017 DENMARK AHMAD, FENAR £19.99
Zaid, who has emerged from a troubled background to become a successful doctor, finds he is drawn into another world when is brother is murdered by a local drug gang. Zaid teams up with old acquaintances to avenge his brothers death.

In Danish with English subtitles

LAND OF MINE (15) 2015 DENMARK ZANDVLIET, MARTIN £14.99
After Germany’s surrender in May 1945, a group of young German prisoners are handed over to Danish sergeant Carl Leopold Rasmussen to clear the Danish coastline of thousands of live landmines. Promising them that they will be free to return home once the job is done, Rasmussen quickly sends the boys out onto the beaches to begin their dangerous assignment.

However, as the group’s inexperience starts to show, Carl soon finds himself forming a strong bond with his young charges as they attempt to carry on with their daunting task.

In Danish with English subtitles

LOUIS AND LUCA – THE BIG CHEESE RACE (U) 2015 NORWAY SIVERTSEN , RASMUS A. £14.99
Animated childrens film in which Louis makes a large bet that his team will win the Cheese Race. With his best buddy Luca the Hedgehog and clever Alfie on his team Louis believes they are unbeatable.

In Norwegian with English subtitles

A MAN CALLED OVE (15) 2015 SWEDEN HOLM, HANNES £17.99
Comedy drama adapted from Fredrik Backman’s novel. Spending his days visiting his wife’s grave and doing his best to avoid those closest to him, surly 59-year-old widow Ove has earned a reputation amongst his neighbours for his bad temper and strict principles. However, when pregnant Parvaneh and her family move into the home opposite, Ove’s life takes an unexpected turn for the better.

In Swedish with English subtitles

THE OATH (15) 2016 ICELAND KORMÁKUR, BALTASAR £18.99
Icelandic thriller which follows a desperate father as he attempts to free his eldest daughter from the clutches of her drug dealing boyfriend.

In Icelandic with English subtitles

OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12) 2017 FINLAND KAURISMÄKI, AKI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Comedy drama about Syrian asylum seeker Khaled looking for work and travelling salesman Wikström who has won a restaurant in a game of poker who wants to help Khaled.

In Finnish with English subtitles
TOM OF FINLAND (18) 2017 FINLAND KARUKOSKI, DOME £15.99
Biographical drama about war hero and artist, known as Tom of Finland, whose homoerotic drawings make him a gay icon and a symbol for the emergent social movement in a country where homosexuality was illegal.

In Finnish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

Norwegian drama- VALKYRIEN -out on dvd

ValkyrienVALKYRIEN (15) 2017 NORWAY £24.99
After a doctor finds the treatment for his terminally ill wife is withdraw, the doctor opens his own illegal clinic below the underground station Valkyrien. Here he treats criminals and immigrants, hoping to make enough money to keep treating his wife.

In Norwegian  with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

Finnish film – OTHER SIDE OF HOPE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Other Side of HopeOTHER SIDE OF HOPE (12) 2017 FINLAND KAURISMÄKI, AKI DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Comedy drama about Syrian asylum seeker Khaled looking for work and travelling salesman Wikström who has won a restaurant in a game of poker who wants to help Khaled.

 

In Finnish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Danish crima drama – DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO – issued on dvd

DICHE 2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON ONE (18) DENMARK £18.99
Recently divorce crime reporter Dicte Svendsen personal life is in a mess and to compensate she immerses herself by investigating political corruption and organised crime.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in series one are
‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

 

Dicte - 1DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASON TWO (18) DENMARK £24.99
Second series featuring crime reporter Dicte Svendsen

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured in Series Two are –
The episodes are: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DICHE 1-2DICTE – CRIME REPORTER: SEASONS ONE AND TWO (18) 2014 DENMARK £39.99
All 20 episodes from the first two series of the Danish crime drama.

In Danish with English subtitles

Episodes featured –

Season 1: ‘Personal: Part 1’, ‘Personal: Part 2’, ‘Deductible: Part 1’, ‘Deductible: Part 2’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 1’, ‘Hidden Defects: Part 2’, ‘Life and Body: Part 1’, ‘Life and Body: Part 2’, ‘Violence and Power: Part 1’ and ‘Violence and Power: Part 2’.

Season 2: ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 1’, ‘Dreams and Diamonds: Part 2’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 1’, ‘Passion and Handcuffs: Part 2’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 1’, ‘Closeness and Distance: Part 2’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 1’, ‘Means and Ends: Part 2’, ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 1’ and ‘Right and Responsibility: Part 2’.

DVD available to buy at –

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Academy Award-nominated – A ROYAL AFFAIR – out on dvd a & Blu Ray

A Royal AffairA ROYAL AFFAIR (15) 2016 DENMARK ARCEL, NIKOLAJ DVD – £15.9 BLU RAY – £19.99
Academy Award-nominated period drama based on a novel by Bodil Steensen-Leth.

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.

In Danish with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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