Basil Dearden’s – THEY CAME TO A CITY – issued as a 2 Disc dual format set Blu-Ray/Dvd

THEY CAME TO A CITYTHEY CAME TO A CITY (U) 1944 DEARDEN, BASIL 2 DISC DUAL FORMAT SET BLU-RAY/DVD £19.99
Based on J.B. Priestley’s play, as group of people find themselves in a utopian paradise or their own idea of Hell depending on their backgrounds and their experiences throughout their lives.

 

Special Features

Includes the documentaries:
‘We Live in Two Worlds’ (1937) – A GPO film about communications technology, narrated by J B Priestley
‘Britain at Bay’ (1940) – A wartime propaganda film, narrated by J B Priestley

‘A City Reborn’ (1945) – A propaganda film written by Dylan Thomas; ‘Charlie in New Town’ – An animated short film
‘Your Very Good Health’ (1948) – An animated short film

DVD available to buy at –

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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’

DVD available to buy at –

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JARMAN: VOLUME ONE – 1976-1986 – issued as a 2 Disc dual format set Blu-Ray/Dvd

JarmanJARMAN: VOLUME ONE – 1976-1986 (18) JARMAN, D/ HUMFRESS, P/ HOBBS, C  2 DISC DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £69.99
Collection of the following films – ‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1974), ‘Sebastiane’ (1976), ‘Jubilee’ (1978), ‘The Tempest’ (1979), ‘The Angelic Conversation’ (1985) and ‘Caravaggio’ (1986).

‘In the Shadow of the Sun’ (1974) – Jarman’s debut abstract short film, is comprised of a series of Super 8 films and is provided with a soundtrack from music group Throbbing Gristle.

‘Sebastiane’ (1976) – is Derek Jarman’s debut feature film, is an account of the Catholic saint, Sebastiane entirely in Latin.

‘Jubilee’ (1978) – Jarman’s punk movie, which transports Queen Elizabeth I to
1978, where she witnesses her kingdom in decay and the collapse of the fabric of society.

‘The Tempest’ (1979) – interpretation of Shakespeare’s final play, tells the tale of colonialism, revenge, retribution and reconciliation.

‘The Angelic Conversation’ (1985) – is a selection of Shakespeare’s sonnets are read by Judi Dench over music by Coil and tableaux images of landscapes and people.

‘Caravaggio’ (1986) – is a stylised biopic portrays the life of the Italian Renaissance painter Caravaggio.

Special features –

All films presented in High Definition for the first time in the UK

Sebastiane: A Work in Progress (c.1975): newly remastered from 16mm film elements held by the BFI National Archive, this sadly incomplete early black and white work-print of Sebastiane differs significantly from the finished film. This previously unseen alternate edit – assembled in a different order, featuring a different soundtrack – was never subtitled or released

The Making of Sebastiane (Derek Jarman & Hugh Smith, 1975): previously unseen Super 8 footage shot on location in Sardinia

Jazz Calendar (1968): a rarely screened documentary record of the 1968 ballet by Frederick Ashton, performed by The Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, for which Jarman designed sets and costumes

Sloane Square: A Room of One’s Own (1974-76)

John Scarlett-Davis remembers Sebastiane (2018): the artist filmmaker talks about his experiences on the set of Sebastiane

Message from the Temple (1981)

TG: Psychic Rally in Heaven (1981)

Pirate Tape (WS Burroughs Film) (1982)

Toyah Willcox: Being Mad (2014); the singer and actress looks back on her role in Jubilee

Jordan remembers Jubilee (2018): punk icon Jordan looks back on her friendship with Derek Jarman and the making of Jubilee

Stormy Weather: the Magic Behind The Tempest (2016): Toyah Willcox and

Stuart Hopps share their memories of working on Derek Jarman’s 1979 production of The Tempest

John Scarlett-Davis remembers The Tempest (2018): the artist filmmaker looks back on his time as Derek Jarman’s assistant on the set of The Tempest

Don Boyd remembers The Tempest (2018): Producer and filmmaker Don Boyd remembers the production, release and critical reception of The Tempest

A Meeting of Minds: Christopher Hobbs on collaborating with Derek Jarman (2018): production designer Christopher Hobbs looks back on his long and fruitfully creative friendship with Derek Jarman

Fragments of Memory: Christopher Hobbs on working with Derek Jarman (2007): archive interview with the production designer

To the Cliffs: James Mackay on working with Derek Jarman (2007): archive interview with producer James Mackay on his numerous collaborations with Jarman

Derek Jarman:The Films that Never Were (2018): Christopher Hobbs, John Scarlett-Davis and Lee Drysdale look back on unrealised Derek Jarman features, including Egyptian period drama Akhenaten and science fiction horror Neutron

Akhenaten Image Gallery: a selection of beautiful illustrations, images and production designs for the unmade feature by production designer Christopher Hobbs

Neutron storyboards: revealed here in their entirety for the first time, the complete set of brilliant comic-strip style storyboards for this provocative science fiction project, drawn by Christopher Hobbs

Caravaggio in Docklands (1985)

Kind Blasphemy: Nigel Terry on Derek Jarman and Caravaggio (2007)

Tilda Swinton on Derek Jarman and Caravaggio (2007): archive interview with the Academy Award-winning actress

Italy of the Memory: Christopher Hobbs on Caravaggio (2007)

Dexter Fletcher on Caravaggio (2014)

Lee Drysdale remembers Jubilee (2018): Derek Jarman’s friend and, later script collaborator recalls his unconventional involvement in the making of Jubilee

Christopher Hobbs remembers Caravaggio (2018): further reminiscences of the making of Caravaggio from its production designer

Derek Jarman interviewed by Derek Malcolm (1986, audio only)

In the Studio: Caravaggio soundtrack recording sessions (1986, audio only)

Derek Jarman’s Caravaggio notebook (Gallery)
Five galleries featuring storyboards, production designs and Jarman’s notes on Caravaggio

Image galleries for Sebastiane, Jubilee, The Tempest, The Angelic Conversation and Caravaggio

Original theatrical trailers for The Angelic Conversation and Caravaggio

Fully illustrated 80-page book with new writing on the film, contemporary reviews and full film credits

DVD available to buy at –

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Polish movie – HATRED – released on dvd

HatredHATRED (18) 2017 POLAND SMARZOWSKI, WOJCIECH £15.99
Zosia a young Polish girl is forced to leave her Ukrainian lover Petro and marry a rich widower, Skiba. However when WWII breaks out Skiba joins the Polish army, leaving Zosia to fend for herself as tensions rises between local Jews, Poles and Ukrainians, resulting in violent clashes.

In Polish with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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Brazilian movie – BOI NEON/NEON BULL – out on dvd & blu ray

Neon BullBOI NEON/NEON BULL (18) 2015 BRAZIL MASCARO, GABRIEL IN PORTUGUES DVD £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Director Gabriel Mascaro’s sensual, subversive film is set in the macho world of rodeo, where rodeo handler Iremar dreams of becoming a fashion designer.

In Portuguese with English subtitles

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

German movie – DIE UNSICHTBAREN– WIR WOLLEN LEBEN/THE RESISTANCE – out on dvd

ResistanceDIE UNSICHTBAREN– WIR WOLLEN LEBEN/THE RESISTANCE (12)  2017 GERMANY RÄFLE, CLAUS £12.99
1943 and the Nazi’s have declared Berlin free of Jews. However this is far from the truth, 7000 Jews have successfully gone underground. However four young Jews survive in the middle of Berlin by living so recklessly that they become “invisible.”

The film tells the stories of four Jews living in wartime Berlin.

Hanni Lévy, who has just turned 17, has lost both of her parents. Thanks to her dyed, blonde hair, she is practically invisible to her pursuers, and strolls along the Ku’damm to pass the time away.

Cioma Schönhaus has also gone underground and leads an adventurous life that consists of buying a sailboat, dining in Berlin’s best restaurants, and becoming a forger of passports, through which he saves the lives of dozens of other Jews.

Eugen Friede joins a resistance group that distributes anti government leaflets,

Ruth Arndt and a friend dream about life in America during the daytime; at night, she pretends to be a war widow and serves black-market gourmet foods in the apartment of an NS officer.

The dramatic re-enactments are intertwined with interviews with the actual people whose lives inspired this film.

In German with English subtitles

GERMAN LANGUAGE FILM S NOTES TO UNSICHTBAREN

DVD available to buy at –

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Two Andrey Zvyagintsev films – RETURN & BANISHMENT – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

BANISHMENT (PG) 2007 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEVÙ, ANDREY BLU RAY ONLY £19.99
Powerful story of a family who relocate from a bustling city to the tranquil surrounding of the family home in the country

THE RETURN (12) 2003 RUSSIA ZVYAGINTSEV, ANDREY DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
Two brothers are taken on a fishing trip by their mysterious father who has returned after 12 years away and the boys struggle to come to terms with their father’s presence and his cruel, mysterious ways.

In Russian with English subtitles

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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NEW DOCUMENTARY RELEASES ON DVD FOR APRIL/MAY 2018

27: GONE TOO SOON (15) 2017 NAPIER-BELL, SIMON £15.99
Brian Jones, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison all died at the age of 27. Through interviews with people who knew them, as well as medical experts, this documentary tries to find an answer.
50 YEARS LEGAL (TBA) 2017 NAPIER-BELL, SIMON £15.99
50 years since homosexuality’s was decriminalisation in 1967, leading activists and commentators explore the influence of gay culture on society.
BOMBSHELL: THE HEDY LAMARR STORY (12) 2017 DEAN, ALEXANDRA £15.99
Biographical documentary about the life and career of enigmatic Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood film star, who also pioneered sophisticated technology which is now used in GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
CIVILISATIONS (15) 2018 DVD – £16.99 BLU RAY £19.99
Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga present this nine-part BBC series which looks at the history of art across the world.
EARTH – ONE AMAZING DAY (U) 2017 WEBBER P/DALE R./LIXIN, F DVD – £19.99 BLU RAY £29.99
Robert Redford narrates this documentary which begins with the sunrise and ends with the sunset, looking and a whole host of creatures over one whole day.
THE FINAL REEL (E) 2016 BLAGROVE, JONATHAN £10.99
An affectionate look, from silent cinema to modern multiplexes, at our obsession with cinema.
HUMAN FLOW (12A) 2017 WEIWEI , AI £13.99
German documentary focusing on the current refugee crisis and the influx of people seeking sanctuary from all around the globe.

With increasing pressures from war, political change or religious radicalisation, now more people than ever look to escape their dangerous surroundings and begin a new life away from persecution. Footage shows how aid workers receive the refugees and their reasons for fleeing their home countries.
MY GENERATION (12) 2016 BATTY, DAVID DVD – £16.99 BLU RAY £26.99
Narrator Michael Caine recounts his personal experiences of the rise of pop culture in 1960s London. Accompanied by 1960s archive footage, the film featuring contributions from icons such as Joan Collins, Roger Daltrey, Lulu and Paul McCartney.
POMPEII (E) 2018 £11.99
Mary Beard presents this documentary about the catastrophic events of Pompeii and the secrets that the site still holds today.

QUEERAMA (158) 2017 ASQUITH, DAISY 19.99
Featuring footage from 1919 onwards the film looks at the steady progress of LGBTQ rights in Britain and the changes in the lives of those affected.
ROLLING STONE: STORIES FROM THE EDGE (E) 2017 FOSTER, B/GIBNEY, A £22.99
A look at the music magazine ‘Rolling Stone’, which was founded in 1967 by Jann Wenner and for 50 years was a cultural force that helped shape America and the Baby Boomer generation.
SCORE: A FILM MUSIC DOCUMENTARY (12) 2016 SCHRADER, MATT £15.99
A look at creation and production of a film’s music score, exploring the music behind the likes of the ‘James Bond’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Indiana Jones’ and ‘Star Wars’ series.
WALK WITH ME (E) 2017 MARC,F./PUGH, M £17.99
Documentary following a rural French community of Buddhists, let by 90-year-old Vietnamese exile, Thich Nhát Hanh, who is credited with introducing the practice of mindfulness to the West.

 

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

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

Some teaching resources to the film – TSCHICK (GOODBYE BERLIN)

Goodbye BerlinTSCHICK/GOODBYE BERLIN (15) 2016 GERMANY  AKIN,  FATIH   £19.99
 Comedy drama adaptation of Wolfgang Herrndorf’s best-selling cult novel.  In this coming-of-age story of two friends steal a car and take the trip into the countryside in search of excitement and adventure. 
In German with English subtitles

 

DVD available to buy at –

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

LINK TO GERMAN FILM RESOUCES

http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/online-resources-listed-by-film#TOC-GERMAN-DVDS

Experimental artist Gustav Deutsch movie – SHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY – out on Dual Format DVD/BLU RAY

ShirleySHIRLEY: VISIONS OF REALITY (15) 2013 AUSTRIA DEUTSCH, GUSTAV DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £15.99
Experimental artist Gustav Deutsch reproduces 13 of American painter Edward Hopper’s oil paintings on film, connecting them through the fictitious story of a red-haired New York actress through the years 1931-63.

Shirley’s reflective and contemplative inner monologues cover her involvement in three decades of political, social and cultural upheaval that changed a country and its people forever. Pearl Harbour and WWII, the atomic bomb and the “conquest of space”, McCarthyism and the Cold War, the assassination of JFK and the start of the Vietnam War, Billie Holiday and the Southern blues, Elvis Presley and rock n’ roll, and finally Martin Luther King and the March on Washington.

Presented as a series of nearly static tableaux’s, with stunning cinematography from Jerzy Palacz, Shirley: Visions of Reality is an experimental tour-de-force.

In German with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

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 –

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