A handful of characters struggle to hold on to relationships with the people they care for in this collaboration between playwright Alan Ayckbourn and filmmaker Alain Resnais.
Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY Extras Audio commentaries Presentations by Serge Toubiana on all titles Deleted scenes Trailers
When his mother wakes up from an eight-month coma during which the Berlin Wall has fallen, East German Alex must pretend her beloved Communism has not been overthrown in this warm, witty and nostalgic film.
An Irish black comedy featuring three chancers on the run from a violent debt collector. On the way they acquire an abandoned greyhound which they use to make some money from betting it at the races. After making a fortune from the dog the lads find themselves pursued by the dog's original owners an angry group of travellers armed with crossbows shotguns and chainsaws. At the same time local crime boss J.P. McCallion (Sean McGinley) is tailing the boys so he can snatch the dog and the money for himself.
Jacques Becker's Touchez Pas au Grisbi occupies a significant part in French cinema history. Max (Jean Gabin, La Grande Illusion) and Riton (RenÃ© Dary) are two ageing gangsters who manage to pull off their final heist, a spectacular gold bullion robbery at Orly airport. All is well until Max's former girlfriend Josy (Jeanne Moreau, Jules et Jim) tips off a rival gangster, Angelo (Lino Ventura). The latter kidnaps Ritton and threatens to kill him unless Max hands over the spoils from his robbery Helping to birth the French policier, a European transposition of the fantastic American gangster films of the 1940s, Touchez Pas au Grisbi exerted a huge influence on subsequent directors such as Jean-Pierre Melville.
Box set containing three classics from acclaimed director Leos Carax - The Night is Young Boy Meets Girl and Holy Motors.
Returning to the role that won him TFF's Best Actor award in Eytan Fox's Yossi & Jagger in 2003 Ohad Knoller gives another extraordinary performance as Yossi a closeted gay man living a solitary existence in Tel Aviv. A workaholic doctor Yossi has his quiet world shaken when a middle-aged woman walks out of his past and into his examination room. Their brief but emotionally charged reunion unnerves Yossi enough to make him spontaneously leave Tel Aviv. On the desolate roads of southern Israel a chance encounter with a group of lively soldiers ignites Yossi's desire to awaken from his emotional slumber.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Director award in Cannes, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Journey to the Shore confirms the director's place as a contemporary auteur. Mizuki's husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner Starring two of Japan's biggest actors, Tadanobu Asano and Eri Fukatsu, Kurosawa's film is a beautifully shot love story that challenges our usual conceptions of life, death and half-life. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film to UK audiences in this special edition Dual Format release.
New Zealand filmmaker Lee Tamahori (The Edge) directed this brutal but powerful story drawn from the culture of poverty and alienation enveloping contemporary Maori life. Rena Owen plays the beleaguered mother of two boys--one of whom is already in prison while the other contemplates membership in a gang--and a daughter whose potential is being smothered at home. Temuera Morrison gives an outstanding and sometimes shocking performance as the violent head of the household, more adept at keeping up his social stature within his community of friends than holding down a job. Once Were Warriors pulls no punches, literally and figuratively, but despite the rough going, Tamahori gives us a rare and important insight into a people digging down deep to find their pride. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Jean Gabin is at his most wearily romantic as aging gangster Max le Menteur in the Jacques Becker gem Touchez pas au grisbi (Hands Off the Loot!). Having pulled off the heist of a lifetime Max looks forward to spending his remaining days relaxing with his beautiful young girlfriend. But when Riton (Ren Dary) Maxs hapless partner and best friend lets word of the loot slip to loose-lipped two-timing Josy (Jeanne Moreau) Max is reluctantly drawn back into the underworld. A
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Auslander is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination.
Based on the best selling RPG. Created By Production IG (Ghost In The Shell)In a mythical kingdom, the mighty Imperial Knights harness a magical substance known as Aer to power their weapons and protect humanity from the monsters of the forest. But something strange is afoot. The Aer is somehow changing, causing the wilderness to waste away and stirring the woodland beasts to attack with greater frequency. As danger creeps steadily closer to civilization, two young recruits - Flynn, the rigid son of a fallen hero, and the rebellious and brash Yuri - must ride with their fellow Imperial Knights to distant ruins in hopes of uncovering the truth behind the transforming Aer.Some will not survive the thrilling journey. Some will be betrayed. If Flynn and Yuri cannot overcome their differences and learn to fight together, all will be lost for the people of the realm.
The exceptional debut feature from director Franco Lolli Gente de Bien is an emotionally powerful coming-of-age drama that explores with refreshing subtlety the gap between parent and child and affluence and hardship. Nominated for Semaine de la Critique and Camera d'Or prizes at Cannes in 2014 it won the Horizons Award – Special Mention at San Sebastian International Film Festival and Best Film at Ghent International Film Festival. Against the backdrop of modern-day Colombia newcomer Brayan Santamaría plays ten-year-old Eric who with his dog Lupe is sent to live with his father Gabriel in downtown Bogotá. Gabriel a carpenter has trouble keeping their heads above water and struggles to build a relationship with his son; neither fact goes unnoticed by his employer Maria Isabel. Anxious to help Maria invites father and son to spend Christmas in the country at her family's luxurious villa; but it seems that her good intentions can only highlight the social divide between them. Special Features: Original theatrical trailer Image gallery
Collects all six of the Digimon Adventure Tri movies into one boxset. A mysterious anomaly is causing distortions in the Real World and Digimon are being plagued by a virus that turns them hostile. These circumstances lead to the DigiDestined being reunited with their partner Digimon. Joined by another DigiDestined named Meiko Mochizuki and her partner Meicoomon, the DigiDestined must not only deal with the infected Digimon and the mystery behind them but also with the responsibilities and burdens of growing up.
Carl Th. Dreyer is one of world cinema’s most celebrated and enduringly praised filmmakers. His visually arresting pared-down style has been a major influence on such contemporary directors as Carlos Reygadas and Lars von Trier. This strictly limited edition Blu-ray box set collects a number of his most revered award winning films some of his lesser-known works and an extensive selection of extra features. Alongside award winning classics Day of Wrath (1943) Ordet (1955) and Gertrud (1964) the silent Master of the House (1925) is presented here for the first time in both its Danish and English inter-titled versions. In addition seven of Dreyer’s short films – made between 1942 and 1955 – are presented in full High Definition for the first time. Special features include Torben Skjødt Jensen’s fascinating 1995 documentary My Métier and extensive archival and outtake interview footage with those who knew and worked with the legendary director. Bonus Features: High Definition presentations Alternative English and Danish inter-title versions of Master of the House Seven short films by Dreyer (1942–1955) My Métier (Torben Skjødt Jensen 1995 90 mins Standard Definition) My Métier – interview outtakes (Standard Definition) Archival footage and interviews (Standard Definition)
One of the most ambitious animated films to come out of Japan (or anywhere, for that matter), Perfect Blue is an adult psycho-thriller that uses the freedom of the animated image to create the subjective reality of a young actress haunted by the ghost of her past identity. Mima is a singer who leaves her teeny-bop trio to become an actress in a violent television series, a career move that angers her fans, who prefer to see her as the pert, squeaky-clean pop idol. Plagued by self-doubt and tormented by humiliating compromises, she begins to be stalked, in her waking and sleeping moments, by an accusing alter ego who claims to be "the real Mima", until she collapses into madness as her co-workers are brutally slain around her. Director Satoshi Kon, adapting the novel by Yoshikazu Takeuchi, shows us the world from her schizophrenic perspective: days blur, dreams cross over into the waking world, the TV show blends into her real life, until her life merges with her part and she can't separate the ghosts from the real-life stalkers. Though the pat ending sweeps the psychosis and anxiety away with nary an emotional scar, it remains a smart, stylish thriller and one of the most intelligent and compelling uses of animation in recent years. Though tame by the extreme standards of "adult anime", there is nudity and a few sexually provocative scenes, and the animation is detailed and stylised (if somewhat stiff and jerky by Disney standards). --Sean Axmaker
Franz Biberkopf is an unforgettable man: his tender good natured side contradicted by moments of shocking violence. Released from prison following a four year sentence for the manslaughter of his girlfriend he plans to make a new start and a decent life for himself. But a chaotic decadent Berlin of the 20s is not the easiest place for an ex-con to go straight and work is hard to come by. When Franz becomes fascinated by Reinhold a psychotic small-time crook he is soon drawn back into a world he cannot escape. Fassbinders staggering 15 1/2 hour epic is a monument of late 20th-century filmmaking and considered to be the directors masterpiece. Following a massive restoration project overseen by the original editor it is now available for the first time on DVD.
Rich family patriach Helge Klingelfeldt is particularly anxious that thier three grown children Christian Michael and Helene support the party's festive mood by making a display of happy unity of the clan. Even downstairs staff are expected to somehow join in the general ambience. Dusk Falls and the master of ceremonies introduces himself and announces that dinner is served. Helge is met by spontaneous outbursts of applause and song. The Guests are in a merry mood indeed. While everyone's being seated the kitchen staff add their finishing touches to the evening's festive meal. Fish steam venison broil. The banquet begins. When Christian eventually clears his throat and calls for silence only he knows what is to come. A speech to shock a speech to shatter. The most heart-breaking night in living memory is about to descend on the unsuspecting Klingenfeldts. However irrespective of skeletons being mercilessly ripped out of the family closet stiff upper lips prevail and in a highly macabre way the party just keeps going on.
Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the latest film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai. Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in collectors packaging and also includes a CD of the film soundtrack by RADWIMPS. Extras/Episodes: Film on Blu-Ray and DVD Collectors Packaging Soundtrack CD
As they enter the final stages of the great King of the Hill battle Ryuko must face Uzu Sanageyama again after defeating the other three members of the Elite Four. But the combat is brought to a sudden halt when a mysterious girl clad in a gothic Lolita outfit and an eye patch suddenly appears... Her name is Nui Harime and she claims to have killed Ryuko’s father Dr. Matoi! What will Matoi do and why does Satsuki seem so unconcerned? Find out in the second part of Kill la Kill! Contains 10 episodes (Eps 10-19) across 2 Blu-Rays in deluxe packaging with artbook. Japanese with English subtitles AND English dub included on disc. Bonus Features: Collector’s packaging Clean opening and closing Artbook