The Parisian police and lawyers return for a fourth series of the acclaimed and riveting crime drama. Police Captain Laure Berthaud and her lieutenants, Gilou and Tintin, investigate when a student is abandoned by his accomplices in a forest near Paris after being blown asunder by their homemade bomb. Lawyer Josephine Karlsson is getting herself into dangerous waters defending undocumented immigrants; her colleague, Pierre Clment, surprisingly finds himself representing crime boss, Johnny Jorkal; while Judge Roban returns to the Palais De Justice, sidelined and on the warpath. As the story unfolds to reveal a group of extremist’s intent on waging a war against the Parisian Gendarmerie and a dangerous arms-trafficking operation, the police and the lawyers begin to turn on each other in another tense and gripping series.
After the relatively commercial Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Luis BuÃ±uel returned to the surrealist and political style of his earlier works with Death in the Garden [La mort en ce jardin] the middle film in what has been described as his revolutionary triptych , a trilogy of films that study in the morality and tactics of armed revolution against a right-wing dictatorship . Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives a roguish adventurer (Georges Marchal), a local hooker (Simone Signoret), a priest (Michel Piccoli), an aging diamond miner (Charles Vanel), and the miner's deaf-mute daughter (MichÃ¨le Girardon) are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another. Filmed in stunning Eastmancolor, Death in the Garden is both a rousing adventure film, and a surrealist tour de force. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this little seen classic for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a new Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: Stunning 1080p presentation (on the Blu-ray) Uncompressed PCM soundtrack (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles A new interview with Tony Rayns An interview with actor Michel Piccoli An interview with film scholar Victor Fuentes Masters of Cinema exclusive trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, and archival imagery
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is an animated feature film based on a Japanese novel written by Yasutaka Tsutsui. When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to quite literally leap backwards through time she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However she soon realises that changing the past isn't as simple as it seems and eventually will have to rely on her new powers to shape the future of herself and her friends.
Dragon Ball Z Kai The Final Chapters Part 2 contains episodes 122-144. As Goku and Vegeta land blow after blow in their brutal duel, an enormous amount of energy is transferred to Majin Buu. And despite Gohan's valiant efforts, the monster reaches full power faster than anyone could have predicted. With the ancient evil awakened and free to wreak havoc across the planet, the Z Fighters must give everything they've got to put Buu back to bed for good. Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
Yu-Gi-Oh! follows the adventures of a boy named Yugi and his friends who love the newest card game that is sweeping the nation! In this game, players pit monster against monster in high intensity duels. But there's more to this game than meets the eye. Yugi solves an old Egyptian puzzle that infuses him with the energy of an ancient spirit. Their forces unite to form a stronger, more confident duelist, for Yugi needs all the help he can get!
Stromboli Land of God follows Karen (Ingrid Bergman) a young woman from Lithuania who marries fisherman Antonio (Mario Vitale) to escape from a prison camp after being promised a great life on his home island of Stromboli. Karen soon discovers the island is harsh and barren with the locals acting in a hostile manner towards this strange foreign woman Karen increasingly becomes despondent looking for ways to escape this new life. This Italian neorealist classic is famously the result of a letter from Bergman to Rossellini in which she spoke of her admiration for his work and how she wanted to make a film with him. The letter also sparked the infamous affair between Rossellini and Bergman which began during the production of the film. This digitally remastered edition also contains Francesco Patierno’s 2012 documentary The War of the Volcanoes which explores through the use of rich archive footage the intense and dramatic love story which took place during the production of Stromboli Land of God.
A former editor of the ground-breaking magazine Cahiers du Cinema Eric Rohmer (1910-2010) became one of the leading figures of the French New Wave. Working well into his eighties his hugely influential body of work is celebrated for its originality economical visual style and witty and articulate dialogue. Rohmer's reputation was established with his ambitious 'Moral Tales' series of films five of which are presented in this box set - each based around the theme of a man's sexual temptation. Includes Suzanne's Career The Girl at the Monceau Bakery La Collectioneuse My Night at Maud's Claire's Knee. Films Comprise: Suzanne's Career The Girl at the Monceau Bakery My Night at Maud's Claire's Knee La Collectioneuse
It s 1975 and when the winds of change are blowing over post-revolutionary Portugal. Al Berto returns to his small village after several years in Brussels, where he was trained as a painter. Settling illegally in a mansion that had been expropriated from his family during the revolution, young Al Berto begins to hang out with locals who share his interest in the arts and dream of a different life. Among them is the handsome JoÃ£o Maria -who will soon become Al Berto s lover. Soon Al Berto begins a counter-culture revolution that bewitches the towns youngsters but threatens the ideals of the most conservative locals.
After joining his school's Classic Literature Club, Hotaro Oreki meets a solid group of friends who have a knack for getting into all sorts of trouble. Their adventures continue as they start preparations for a big festival where they plan to promote the Classic Literature Club. However, they find themselves in the middle of a mystery that only they seem fit to solve. Contains episodes 12 to 22 on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in Collectors packaging. Extras/Episodes: Contains episodes 12-22 80-page book
Clockers: Strike who is the hardest-working drug dealer on the street. Time is beginning to run out for him when a deal with an evil drug boss results in the death of a rival dealer... Jungle Fever: A black architect begins an affair with his Italian secretary which lands them both in isolation from their respective communities. Do The Right Thing: On one block in the Brooklyn district of Bedford-Stuyvesant the story follows the events which take place on one very hot summer day. Events which would normally go un-noticed but because of the fierce heat are magnified to dangerous proportions revealing the under-belly of racism.
Master Japanese director Yasujiro Ozu (Tokyo Story) has been revered all over the world for the unique and poetic style of his films. This 2-disc set brings together all of his surviving early student-genre comedies on DVD for the first time.The collection features the following four films: Days of Youth, I Flunked, But..., The Lady and the Beard, and Where now are the Dreams of Youth as well as the surviving fragment of Ozu's early student comedy I Graduated, But...
The final part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life series was two years in the making. The locations – Yemen, Ethiopia, Iran and Nepal – form a rich, exotic backdrop to these tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Engrossing, mysterious, profound and liberating, Arabian Nights is an exquisitely dreamlike, sensuous and adult interpretation of the original folk tales, presented here in a beautiful new high-definition restoration. Extras include an alternative English language version, deleted sequences and the original trailer.
Shinobu Oomiya once left Japan to participate in a homestay in England. During her time there, she became close friends with Alice Cartelet, the daughter of the family she was living with. However, when it was time for Shinobu to return to Japan, the two were able to express their sorrow despite the language barrier between them. Five years later, now a first year student in high school, Shinobu receives a letter by air mail in a language she does not understand. This letter is penned by none other than Alice, detailing her own homestay in Japan. In fact, Alice will be attending Shinobu's high school and living with her! Alongside their friends Youko Inokuma, Aya Komichi, and Karen Kujou, the five girls attend school together and learn about what their different cultures have to offer, day after day.
"An experiment in the creative communication of visible events without the aid of inter-titles, a scenario or theatre "aiming at creating a truly international absolute language of cinema," is how the inter-titles describe what is about to be seen. Bold claims indeed, but in its awesome sophistication The Man with a Movie Camera does live up to them, making it one of the most contemporary of silent movies. The subject, the life of a city from dawn to dusk, was not original even for 1928, but its treatment was--the cameraman as voyeur, social commentator and prankster, exploiting every trick permissible with the technology of the day (slow motion, dissolves, split screens, freeze frames, stop motion animation, etc). A young woman stirs in her bed, apparently fighting a nightmare in which a cameraman is about to be crushed by an oncoming train. She wakes up, and the sequence is revealed to be a simple trick shot. As she blinks her weary eyes, the shutters of her window mimic her viewpoint, and the iris of the camera spins open. Self-reflexive wit like this abounds here--there's even a delicious counterpoint made between the splicing of film and the painting of a woman's nails.The film was the brainchild of the Moscow-based film-maker Dziga Vertov (real name Denis Arkadyevich Kaufman), a furiously inventive poet of the cinema who made innumerable shorts about daily life (such as the much-quoted "Kino-Pravda"), and played at candid camerawork and cinema vérité long before they became the clichés of the television age. The editing has a fantastic abandon that makes most pop videos look sluggish. --David Thompson
Eureka Entertainment to release Luchino Visconti's ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, the melodramatic 1960 masterpiece with an extraordinary cast, on Blu-ray for the first time in the world on 14 March 2016 From Luchino Visconti the master director of such classics as La terra trema, Bellissima, and The Leopard comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini's La dolce vita and Antonioni's L'avventura, Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations. When a tight-knit family moves from Italy's rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities - and threats - present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers' stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, Rocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present one of Visconti's most revered films for the first time in the world on Blu-ray. Special Features: Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4k restoration Optional English subtitles Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub Les coulisses du tournage, a 2003 French documentary about the film A 1999 interview with Visconti's cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale A 2002 interview with actress Annie Girardot Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary about the life and work of Visconti Two vintage newsreels Original Italian trailer PLUS: A 40-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing by Guido Aristarco, an essay written by the director in 1960, a vintage interview with Visconti and rare archival imagery. Click Images to Enlarge
Set during the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, in 1969, the plot focuses on the dysfunctional Compton family whose gradual disintegration mirrors the end of British rule.
It's Christmas Eve and three homeless friends have experienced a miracle: while rummaging in a dump for a Christmas present, they discover a newborn baby. Despite having nothing, the three take the baby in and name her Kiyoko, meaning Pure One. They embark in search of Kiyoko's mother, based on the little they know about her from her meagre belongings. Kind transwoman Hana, runaway teenager Miyuki, and belligerent Gin make an unlikely trio as they care for the baby and try to find where she belongs. By finally looking toward the future, they are also able to confront their pasts, coming just a little bit closer to finding their own place in the world.
Seijun Suzuki's absolutely mad yakuza movie Branded to Kill bends the hit-man genre so out-of-shape it more resembles a Luis Bunuel take on Martin Scorsese. Number Three killer Goro Hanada (Jo Shishido) is a hired gun who loves his work, but when he misses a target after a mere butterfly sets his carefully balanced aim astray, he becomes the next target of the mob. Goro is no pushover and easily dispatches the first comers, leaving them splayed in death contortions that could qualify for an Olympic event, but the rat-a-tat violence gives way to a surreal, sadistic game of cat and mouse. The legendary Number One mercilessly taunts his target before moving in with him in a macho, testosterone-laden Odd Couple truce that ends up with them handcuffed together. Kinky? Not compared to earlier scenes. The smell of boiling rice sets Goro's libido for his mistress so aflame that Suzuki censors the gymnastic sex with animated black bars that come to life in an animated cha-cha. Because Suzuki pushed his yakuza parodies and cinematic surrealism too far, his studio, Nikkatsu, finally called in their own metaphoric hit and fired the director with such force that he was effectively blackballed from the industry for a decade. It took about that long for audiences to embrace his audacious genre bending--Suzuki's pop-art sensibilities were just a bit ahead of their time. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
Mamoru Oshii's landmark Ghost in the Shell (1995) largely defined the cyberpunk genre and influenced the Matrix films in the U.S. The long-awaited sequel continues the adventures of Batou, Major Kusanagi's former assistant, who was left behind when she disappeared into the cyber-realm of the Net. With his new human partner, Togusa, Batou investigates a series of bloody murders involving gynoids, robots with sexual functions. The case leads them to the headquarters of the Locus Solus company, where Batou uncovers the evil secret behind the creation of the gynoids. Innocence includes some staggeringly beautiful CG images, especially a parade depicting characters from Chinese mythology. Oshii contrasts this glittering beauty with a Blade Runner-esque dystopia. But even his skill as a director can't disguise the fact that the underdeveloped story and flat characters are far less interesting than the opulent visuals. --Charles Solomon
The latest drama from Matteo Garrone features a Cannes award-winning performance from Marcello Fonte as a gentle dog groomer who finds himself in a dangerous relationship with a violent former boxer.