French TV series – LES REVENANTS/ RETURNED SERIES TWO – released on dvd

Returned 2LES REVENANTS 2/THE RETURNED: SERIES 2 (18) 2013 FRANCE £24.99

All eight episodes from the second series of the French supernatural drama, where the inhabitants of a mountain village are confronted by the reappearance of a number of dead people.

The episodes are: ‘The Child’, ‘Milan’, ‘Morgane’, ‘Virgil’, ‘Madame Costa’, ‘Esther’, ‘Etienne’ and ‘The Returned’.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from www.worldonlinecinema.com/

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Also available –

Returned1LES REVENANTS/THE RETURNED: SERIES 1(18) 2012 FRANCE £29.99
All eight episodes from the first series of the French supernatural drama, where the inhabitants of a mountain village are confronted by the reappearance of a number of dead people. In an Alpine village dominated by a huge dam, a confused group of men, women and children begin to mysteriously appear. Not realising that they are in fact dead, having met their end years earlier in a variety of ways, the group set about trying to reclaim their past lives.

But their arrival throws the small community into chaos as the affected families struggle to come to terms with what is happening. To make matters worse, history seems to be repeating itself, as, several years after a serial killer terrorised the small community, there is a spate of similarly gruesome murders. The episodes are: ‘Camille’, ‘Simon’, ‘Julie’, ‘Victor’, ‘Serge et Toni’, ‘Lucy’, ‘Adèle’ and ‘La Horde’.

Daily Telegraph review – http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/10148876/The-Returned-Channel-4-review.html

Official French website – http://lesrevenants.canalplus.fr/#!/

In French with English subtitles

Also the 2004 film that the series is based on issued on dvd –

ReturnedLES REVENANTS/THE RETURNED (15) 2004 FRANCE CAMPILLO, ROBIN £12.99
Atmospheric supernatural thriller, with echos of ‘Twin Peaks’, in which the deceased residents of a small Alpine town return from the dead after several years. At first their loved ones are pleased to have them back and start to adjust their lives. However the returned soon find difficulties reintegrating into society.

In French with English subtitles

 

DVD available from www.worldonlinecinema.com/

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

French film ANGEL AND TONY Out this week on dvd

Image (15) 2010 FRANCE        DELAPORTE,  ALIX     £15.99
Alix Delaporte directs this French drama chronicling the uneasy relationship that develops between two very different people. Recently released from prison, the beautiful but troubled Angèle (Clotilde Hesmé) answers a personal ad on a whim, and soon finds herself caught up in the life of recently-bereaved middle-aged fisherman Tony (Grégory Gadebois), who lives with his mother in a small village on the Normandy coast. Despite a tricky beginning, the two make a connection of sorts, with Tony helping Angèle to find a job and a place to stay.

Both beleaguered by their own problems, it takes time to establish a bond, but over time they manage to negotiate a relationship that makes sense for them both.

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

ANGEL AND TONY (15) 2010 FRANCE

Angel and TonyANGEL AND TONY (15) 2010 FRANCE        DELAPORTE,  ALIX     £15.99
French drama chronicling the uneasy relationship that develops between two very different people. Recently released from prison, the beautiful but troubled Angèle (Clotilde Hesmé) answers a personal ad on a whim, and soon finds herself caught up in the life of recently-bereaved middle-aged fisherman Tony (Grégory Gadebois), who lives with his mother in a small village on the Normandy coast. Despite a tricky beginning, the two make a connection of sorts, with Tony helping Angèle to find a job and a place to stay.

Both beleaguered by their own problems, it takes time to establish a bond, but over time they manage to negotiate a relationship that makes sense for them both.

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/french-dvds

David Jenkins film review – http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/theatrical-reviews/angel-tony-19269