Max Ophuls’ – LA RONDE – issued on dvd and Blu Ray

La Ronde1LA RONDE (PG) FRANCE 1950 OPHULS, MAX DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £17.99
A circular tale of love and seduction based on the Arthur Schnitzler work.
Eleven vignettes set in 1900 Vienna
In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy from-

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Jacques Becker’s films re-issued on dvd and Blu Ray

Casque d'OrCASQUE D’OR (15) 1952 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Set during the Belle Époque in Paris among petty criminals and prostitutes.

When Georges Manda falls for Marie, he faces the wrath of her boyfriend, the petty crook Roland. Gang boss Felix, who secretly lusts after Marie, orders the two to fight it out for her hand, hoping to eliminate his love rivals.

When his boyhood friend is subsequently framed for the murder, Georges, not realising Felix’s involvement, does the decent thing and turns himself in to the police. However, when Georges then discovers Felix’s role in his downfall, he escapes from custody and sets out on a mission to get his revenge.

Edward and CarolineÉDOUARD ET CAROLINE/EDWARD AND CAROLINE (12) 1951 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Comedy about husband and wife as they prepare to head to a party which results in an evening of rows, fights and threats of divorce.

Edouard and Caroline prepare to head to a party hosted by Caroline’s rich uncle Claude. With pianist husband Edouard expected to perform at the event, he wants the couple to be looking their best in a bid to impress Claude and his guests.

Le TrouLE TROU (12) 1960 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99
Based on the novel by former convict Jose Giovanni, Le Trou tells the true story of a group of inmates’ escape from a prison in Paris.

Wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife, Gaspard Claude is sent to Paris’s notorious Sante Prison, sharing a cell with four hardened criminals. Gaspard soon learns that his new cellmates have been planning a prison break and have begun digging a tunnel in an ambitious attempt to escape.

However, despite initially going along with the plan, Gaspard begins to have second thoughts when the guards inform him he is to be released soon.

Touchez Pas Au GrisbiTOUCHEZ PAS AU GRISBI (15) 1954 FRANCE BECKER, JACQUES DVD – £17.99 BLU RAY – £22.99 Classic film noir based on the novel by Albert Siminon. Staring Jean Gabin as an ageing gangster.

Max and his colleague Riton, has stolen 50 million francs in gold bars. However rival gang boss Angelo is also after the gold.

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In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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French film – LA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN – issued as Dual Format Dvd/Blu Ray

Death in the GardenLA MORT EN CE JARDIN/ DEATH IN THE GARDEN (12) 1956 FRANCE BUÑUEL, LUIS DUAL FORMAT DVD/BLU RAY £22.99
Disparate group of adventurers, made up of two men and a woman,  find themselves caught up in an uprising in a South American village were the government is trying to seize land.

To flee they are forced to escape via the dangerous jungle in a desperate struggle for survival.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available to buy at –

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

 

Henri-Georges Clouzot classic thriller – out on dvd/blu ray

diaboliquesLES DIABOLIQUES (18) 1954 B/W FRANCE CLOUZOT, H.G. DVD – £12.99 BLU RAY – £19.99
A man’s mistress and his wife join forces in this classic noir thriller.

Tired of her abusive headmaster husband Michel, frail Christina plots with her husband’s mistress to murder him. Their plot succeeds but the mystery deepens when Michel’s body disappears.

In French with English subtitles

DVD available from-

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