Turkish historical film – THE HUNT FOR VLAD THE IMPALER – out on dvd

Hunt for Vlad the ImpalerTHE HUNT FOR VLAD THE IMPALER (15) 2018 TURKEY KAYA, OSMAN £12.99
Set in the 15th century, the film follows a group of Ottoman soldiers, led by Gokkurt , as they try to defeat Vlad Tepes and put an end to his evil reign.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

NURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE COMPLETE FILMS – issued on Blu Ray

NURI BILGE CEYLANNURI BILGE CEYLAN: THE COMPLETE FILMS (15) TURKEY BLU RAY ONLY £68.99
Features the following films –

KOZA (SHORT FILM, 1995) – A short, silent, black and white film about a couple living in a forest who never exchange one word with one another, but prefer instead to live a life of total silence trying to communicate with the elements.

KASABA (1998) – follows the fortunes of a family living in an isolated Turkish town. As the seasons change, the town’s young children find themselves growing into their roles in the community.

CLOUDS OF MAY (2000) – a film-maker returns from cosmopolitan Istanbul to his hometown in order to make a film about his family.

UZAK (2002) – The life of a middle-aged photographer living and working in Istanbul is turned upside down when his young cousin Yusuf, a good-natured but insensitive country boy from a poor village background, come to stay with him.

CLIMATES (2006) – Existentialist Turkish drama about a disparate couple over three seasons of their life together.

THREE MONKEYS (2008) – The film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication.

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (2011) – A group of men who set out to locate a dead body in the remote Anatolian steppes. As they travel the various back-stories of their troubled lives are subtly revealed.

WINTER SLEEP (2014) – Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

WILD PEAR TREE (2018) – Literature graduate Sinan returns home to his rural village to considers his future, should he become a teacher like his father or try to raise the money to get the book published he has written. As he goes about rasing the money he becomes disenchanted with his father and the rural lifestyle.

Special Features
Interactive Menus
Interviews: Nuri Bilge Ceylan (director)
Making Of Documentary

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Other dvds by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (15) 2011 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE £15.99
A group of men who set out to locate a dead body in the remote Anatolian steppes. As they travel the various back-stories of their troubled lives are subtly revealed.
THREE MONKEYS (15) 2008 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE £19.99
Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s film tells the story of a family blown apart by lies and non-communication.
WILD PEAR TREE (15) 2018 TURKEY CEYLAN, NURI BILGE DVD – £13.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Literature graduate Sinan returns home to his rural village to considers his future, should he become a teacher like his father or try to raise the money to get the book published he has written. As he goes about rasing the money he becomes disenchanted with his father and the rural lifestyle.
WINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY CEYLAN,NURI BILGE £15.99
Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Turkish movie – WATCHTOWER – out on dvd

WATCHTOWER (TBA) Watchtower2012 TURKEY ESMER, PELIN £7.99
Set in Turkeys western Black Sea region, Nihat is haunted by the past, and has become a fire warden at a remote observation tower. On meeting Seher, Nihat has to decide if he wants to choose companionship over isolation.

This powerful and poignant story of guilt won Best Director and Best Actress at the Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.

 

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

Turkish horror movie – BASKIN – released on Dvd and Blu Ray

BASKINBASKIN (18) 2015 TURKEY EVRENOL, CAN DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £15.99
Surreal horror movie about some police officers trapped in an dilapidated building, where events begin to repeat themselves and the officers commit terrible acts as their minds unravel.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Turkish film – MUSTANG – released on dvd

MustangMUSTANG (15) 2015 TURKEY ERGÜVEN, DENIZ GAMZE
DVD – £15.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
Nominated for best foreign language film at the 2015 Oscars the film is the story of five orphaned sisters living in a remote Turkish village who become part of a scandal after an innocent trip to the beach with some of their male classmates.

Accused of frolicking by neighbours, the sisters are made to suffer at the hands of their uncle and forced by their grandmother to remain in the house to learn important domestic skills before having suitable husbands chosen for them.

 

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

 

 

Turkish documentary – INNOCENCE OF MEMORIES – available on dvd

Innocence of MemoriesINNOCENCE OF MEMORIES (12) 2015 TURKEY GEE, G. £17.99
Film of the construction of a museum by author Orhan Pamuk which catalogues the artefacts of an unrequited love in 1970s Istanbul, the subject of his novel, ‘The Museum of Innocence’.

The objects belonging to Fusun (Pandora Colin) and collected by Kemal (Mehmet Ergen) presented in the museum, including salt shakers, jewellery and cigarette butts imprinted with lipstick, are used as a vehicle to explore the history of Istanbul.

DVDs available to buy from J.Whiting Books/Worldonlinecinema.com at –

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/documentaries

Fatih Akin’s – THE CUT – issued on dvd

CutTHE CUT (15) 20104 AKIN, FATIH £17.99
Set in the Armenian Genocide of 1915 a man manages to survive the massacres but loses his family and his faith in the process until he discovers that his two daughters might also have survived and heads to America searching for them.

In Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, Kurdish, Spanish, English with English subtitles

FRENCH LANGUAGE FILM NOTES

GERMAN LANGUAGE NOTES

ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM NOTE
The film is the conclusion of Fatih Akin’s Love, Death and the Devil trilogy. The other films are – Head On (2004) and Edge of Heaven (2007).
Edge of HeavenAUF DER ANDEREN SEITE/EDGE OF HEAVEN (15) 2007 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Widower Ali seeks out companionship with the prostitute Yeter, setting in motion a chain of events that will link three families across different cultures, countries and generations.

In German with English subtitles

 

Head-onGEGEN DIE WAND/HEAD-ON(18) 2004 GERMANY AKIN, FATIH £19.99
Award winning drama about two 2nd generation Turks living in Germany.

In German with English subtitles

 

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

Turkish film – WINTER SLEEP – released on dvd

Winter SleepWINTER SLEEP (15) 2014 TURKEY CEYLAN,NURI BILGE £15.99
Aydin is a once-renowned actor now living in a remote part of Anatolia where he runs a hotel. Believing himself to be a good man, his perceptions of himself come into question after a number of interactions with his family and wider community cause him to reconsider his commitments and identity.

In Turkish with English subtitles

 

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

 

 

Turkish film – KUMA – available on dvd this week

KumaKUMA (12) 2012    TURKEY        DAG, UMUT    £15.99
Ayse, a beautiful 19-year-old girl from the Turkish countryside, is chosen to be married to the handsome Hasan, son of formidable and houseproud mother Fatma, who resides in Vienna with her husband and six children. However, what soon becomes apparent is that Ayse is to be second wife to Fatma’s husband. This tight-knit family go to great lengths to preserve traditional values, and although polygamy is illegal in Austria, Ayse is welcomed with warmth. Yet, her presence in a country whose language and culture is entirely foreign to her immediately marks her as an outsider. As Western societal norms and Muslim religious beliefs draw closer together in an ever diversifying family unit, tensions arise, resulting in an explosive stroke of fate.

Umut Dag’s mature feature debut is a rich tapestry of swirling emotions, suppressed desires, unspoken words and uncomfortable yet pressing social and political questions.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd

Turkish movie – NIGHT OF SILENCE – makes its UK dvd debut

Night of SilenceNIGHT OF SILENCE (PG) 2012 TURKEY   ÇELIK, REIS    £15.99
Turkish drama following a newlywed couple struggling with the pressures of family tradition. After a long stint in prison for killing his mother and another man to protect his family’s honour, Damat (Ilyas Salman) returns to his home village where a marriage has been arranged between himself and a young woman, Gelin (Dilan Aksüt). The ceremony itself goes to plan but when the newlyweds are led into their bridal room where the consummation is to take place, Gelin is reluctant to go through with the act and attempts to delay it as long as she can.

In Turkish with English subtitles

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/africa-middle-east-mediterranean-cinema-on-dvd