ROSSELLINI: THE WAR TRILOGY (3-Blu-ray Disc Set) Films by Roberto Rossellini Rossellini's celebrated trilogy, made during and immediately after the Second World War, is available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK in this 3-disc box set. Rome, Open City, Paisa, and Germany Year Zero provide heart-rending depictions of a Europe savaged by war, the struggles faced by ordinary people and the hope that endures, establishing Roberto Rossellini as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. Rome, Open City Italy | 1945 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 103 minutes PaisÃ Italy | 1946 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 125 minutes Germany Year Zero Germany, Italy | 1948 | 1.33:1 | black and white | 73 minutes Special Features Newly remastered presentations L'amore (Roberto Rossellini, 1948, 80 mins): Rossellini's controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the maniford talents of Anna Magnani. The first part, A Human Voice, is written by Jean Cocteau, and the second, The Miracle, is written by Federico Fellini Children of the Open City (Laura Muscardin, 2005, 53 mins): documentary featuring Vito Annicchiarico visiting key locations from Rome, Open City and sharing memories of the shoot Into the Future (Tag Gallagher, 2009, 32 mins): visual essay on the War Trilogy by film scholar Tag Gallagher Fully illustrated booklet featuring writings by Tag Gallagher, Geoffrey Nowell-Smith and Jonathan Rosenbaum, and full film credits Italian, German and English language, with optional English subtitles | BD50 x 3 | 1080p | 24fps | PCM mono audio (48k/24-bit) | Cert 12 (moderate violence) | Region B Blu-ray
In modern day Tokyo society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki a bookish and ordinary young man until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society his newfound powers and the fine line between man and monster. Features: Episode 4 Commentary (English 2.0 Austin Tindle Brina Palencia J. Michael Tatum Mike McFarland) Episode 12 Commentary (English 2.0 Austin Tindle Monica Rial Christopher R. Sabat Mike McFarland) Kaneki in Black and White Japanese Commercials Promotional Videos Preview Collection
If revenge was always a dish best served cold it would get boring pretty quickly. From producer Pedro Almodóvar (The Skin I Live In Bad Education) comes six stories each exploring a different facet of vengeance and the various brilliant mad toe-curling and hilarious flavours in which it can be dished out to perpetrators. Whether it’s taking out a belligerent crime lord getting your car towed again retribution on promiscuity or good old fashioned road rage Wild Tales is an outrageous tense and riotous dark comedy that takes every infuriating situation which feels all too familiar and blows them out to their bitter and hysterical end. Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.
Created by some of the most famous names in anime, Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue), Hiroyuki Kitakubo (Blood The Last Vampire) and written by Kitsuhiro Otomo (AKIRA).An elderly invalid is volunteered for a bizarre science experiment. He is given a robotic bed linked directly to his brainwaves, allowing instant gratification. This seems like a wonderful deal, until this seemingly harmless bed goes out of control and transforms into an unstoppable robot.
Simon and Kamina live in an underground village, unaware of the world above. But when mecha called Gunmen and a beautiful woman called Yoko carrying a superconducting rifle appear their lives take an interesting spin. Escaping the village and thrown onto the surface, this trio embark on an epic and dangerous journey that will take them further than they ever imagined, right into the heavens above! From the director Kill la Kill, Hiroyuki Imaishi, comes the cult classic tale that kicks reason to the kerb in an action packed adventure! Includes: The complete series on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles Both movies and Parallel Works on Blu-Ray in Japanese with English subtitles. 40-page collector's booklet Collectors Slipcase Extras/Episodes: The complete series on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles Both movies and Parallel Works on Blu-Ray in Japanese with English subtitles. 40-page collector's booklet Collectors Slipcase
BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING follows four diverse men as they navigate life during one sublime night in Philadelphia. Cute, twenty-two-year-old writer Brian (Brian Sheppard) continually crashes and burns with each guy he meets, but does not understand why? Jim (Zack Ryan), gorgeous and full-of-life, is not afraid to break hearts except when it comes to his forty-something lover who is a world-renowned sculptor. It seems Drew (Colman Domingo) is solely focused on his latest masterpiece and not Jim. Then there s Bob (John Lescault), a successful talent agent from LA in his mid-sixties who leads a double life being a sugar daddy while travelling on business. As all four comb the Philadelphia streets looking for a connection, they often settle for something quick and easy. However, tonight is much different. Inspired by real-life experiences, BEAUTIFUL SOMETHING explores the deeper meaning of how giving one s self to love, and its necessary vulnerabilities, helps us turn the corner from seeing the world as a child to seeing the world as an adult. Quotes: Well-sketched personas that spark off each-other brilliantly GT This immersive film is poetic and mesmerizing. It s something beautiful indeed. Ynot at the Movie Rough, sharp and to the point Frontiers Media Extras: Making of, Interview with Brian and Zack, Can t Say That You re Lonely Music Video, Beautiful Something Commentary & UK Theatrical Trailer.
With breathtaking animation that keeps you at the edge of your seat, this classic tale from Studio BONES is a hidden gem of its time. Set in feudal-era Japan, a young boy named Kotaro and his faithful dog Tobimaru are caught in the turmoil of a grim prophecy. At the request of the Ming Dynasty's aging emperor, the boy is pursued by a band of formidable Chinese assassins. After escaping the destruction of the temple that took him in, he runs into a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. When Kotaro's dog is poisoned, the nameless stranger reluctantly accepts payment to escort them to a temple in Shirato. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving Tobimaru's life, but unrest is brewing all around them. The Chinese assassins clash with the local lord as they build a religious tower, and a blond-haired, bloodthirsty swordsman among them seeks a worthy opponent. Chaos erupts when the assassins find Kotaro, and the Stranger must face his past before a horrible fate is met again. Contains the film on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
COEXISTENCE An enraged Meicoomon digivolves to Meicrackmon and leaves through a distortion. Hackmon proceeds to reveal the truth: Homeostasis, which is trying to maintain the world's harmony, has now personally declared Meicoomon a danger for becoming too powerful, and is attempting to get rid of her. The arrival of the rampaging Meicoomon starts the countdown to the real world's collapse. A series of abnormal phenomena occur all over the place. The Digimon who appear through the distortions were waiting for this time to come... The DigiDestined are cast out of the Digital World and after returning to the real world are persecuted by the people. Finding themselves alone and unaided, they desperately search for a way to fix the situation, whilst a grief-stricken Meiko can't hear her friends and Digimon calling out to her. The adventure now evolves once again...
Charu lives a lonely and idle life in 1870s India. Although her husband devotes more time to his newspaper than to their marriage he sees her loneliness and asks his brother-in-law Umapeda a would-be writer to keep her company. At this point Bhupati's cousin Amal visits and spends a long vacation and after several months Charu and Amal's feelings for each other move beyond friendship.
The Great BeautyJep Gambardella a 65-year-old journalist and once promising novelist spends his easy life among Rome's high society in a swirl of rooftop parties and late-night soirees. But when he learns of the death of his friend's wife a woman he loved as an 18-year-old his life is thrown into perspective and he begins to see the world through new eyes. A dazzling dizzying mesmerising and hypnotic cinematic tour-de-force that has drawn comparisons with Italian greats such as La Dolce Vita and La Notte. Il DivoA riveting tale of political intrigue and organised crime based n the extraordinary life of Italian Prime Miniser Guilio Andreotti. The Consequences Of LovePaolo Sorrentino's gripping psychological thriller probes the dark secret harboured by middle-aged Italian loner Titta Di Girolamo who has lived for eight years in an anonymous Swiss hotel. The Family FriendIn this visually-stunning and highly original comedy drama a couple struggle to raise the money needed for their daughter Rosalba s imminent wedding so they approach Geremia di Geremei a seedy loan shark for help. One Man UpThe parallel lives of a popstar and a footballer clash when both experience a major crisis. Their stories if not their lives begin to affect each other and in the end one of them will be redeemed by the redemption of the other.
A year has passed since SAO was cleared. Summoned by Seijirou Kikuoka of the Virtual Division at the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Kazuto (Kirito) learns of a series of bizarre murders linked to the popular VR game, Gun Gale Online (GGO). After being shot in-game by a player calling himself Death Gun, two prominent GGO players have mysteriously turned up dead in the real world. As Kazuto logs into GGO and starts investigating the mystery, he meets a girl sniper named Sinon who wields a Hecate II rifle. Is she friend or foe? Kirito enters the virtual world once more for an all-new adventure! Contains episodes 1-7 on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. This version also includes a limited edition collectors slipcase that will hold all four parts of the series (parts two, three and four sold separately) Extras/Episodes: Limited Edition Collectors Slipcase Episodes 1-7 Reversible Cover Clean Opening 1 Special Animation Sword Art Offline II
I'm gonna do what I didn't the first time to change everything! Erased is a sci-fi thriller series based on the award winning manga series (2014 Manga Taisho Award) by Kei Sanbe. The dream production staff includes director Tomohiko Ito (Sword Art Online), character designer Keigo Sasaki (Blue Exorcist), composer Yuki Kajiura (Sword Art Online, Fate/Zero, Madoka Magica), and animation studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your lie in April, Blue Exorcist). 29-year old Satoru Fujinuma is a struggling manga artist who works part time as a pizza delivery man. But he has a secret ability which he names Revival. This ability allows Satoru to go back in time to prevent life-threatening incidents from happening. Now a series of tragic incidents are unfolding before Satoru's eyes and they may change his life forever Contains episodes 1 to 6 with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles, presented in collectors packaging.
From acclaimed director Pedro Almodovar comes The Skin I Live In...Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas), an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years, he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig...
When a pair of sexy girls, Maria and Mio, come to live with high school student Basara Tojo, his life changes forever. The two girls have a secret that they don't keep for long Maria is a succubus, and Mio is a future Demon Lord. But Basara has a secret of his own he's the last descendant from a clan of demon-fighting heroes. To make things even more complicated, the girls force Basara into a master-servant contract, and Basara ends up becoming their master! What happens when you put a succubus, a demoness, and a demon-fighting hero under the same roof? They form a bond that will help them to take on anything! Contains episodes 1 to 12 on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in Collectors packaging. Extras: Episodes 1-12
One of Wim Wenders' biggest commercial successes and arguably his most accessible film to date Wings of Desire (aka: Der Himmel uber Berlin) centres around two trench-coated angels Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander) wandering the streets of post-war pre-unification Berlin. Invisible to humans they listen to the tortured thoughts of the mortals occasionally dispensing heavenly solace to those in need. An encounter with a beautiful circus trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin) sees Damiel falling in love and longing to give up his immortal state in order to experience the simple joys of human experience. Damiel is assisted in his transformation by an American actor (Peter Falk) filming on location in the city himself a former angel who has traded in his wings for a mortal existence. Scripted by Wenders and respected German playwright and novelist Peter Handke the film is impeccably shot by legendary cinematographer Henri Alekan (Jean Cocteau's cameraman on La belle et la bete) blossoming from the monochrome perspective of the angels to colour following Damiel's eventual transmutation. As ever with Wenders music plays an important part and the film features rare on-screen performances by the bands Crime And The City Solution and Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds. Multi-award winning (including the Best Director prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival) and hugely acclaimed Wings Of Desire is a delightfully poetic celebration of the human condition. It famously inspired Brad Silberling's 1998 hit film City of Angels starring Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan. In 1993 Wenders reunited with Ganz Sander Dommartin and Falk along with Nastassja Kinski and Willem Dafoe for a sequel Faraway So Close!.
Since Hiro Hiyorimi's parents died, he and his sister Sawawa have lived apart. Now, Sawawa has gotten a new job as the caretaker of a creepy old mansion, and has sent Hiro a letter asking him to come and stay there with her. Finding the mansion boarded up and apparently empty, Hiro wanders around town looking for Sawawa. Instead, he runs into the new resident of the mansion, and ends up pushing her out of the way of some falling steel beams. Unfortunately, he loses his own life in the process. Luckily, or perhaps unluckily, the person he thought he saved turns out to be a princess of the monster kingdom, and she grants him a second life...but only for as long as he will be her servant.
Mars. Days before Halloween 2071. Villains blow up a tanker truck on Highway One, releasing a deadly virus that kills hundreds. Fearing a bigger, even more devastating biochemical attack, an astronomical reward is offered for the arrest and capture of the person behind the destruction. On the spaceship Bebop, Spike Spiegel and his crew of bounty hunters (Jet Black, Faye Valentine, Ed and Ein) are bored and short of cash. But with the news of the reward everything changes. Based on the wildly popular TV series, Cowboy Bebop, the big-screen smash Cowboy Bebop: The Movie pits Spike and Co. against their deadliest adversary ever. Featuring stunning, state-of-the-art animation, this action-packed sci-fi adventure builds to a breath-taking, nail-biting climax, guaranteed to keep you hanging on the edge of your seat. Features: Includes: 1 x DVD disc, 1 x Blu-ray disc
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Eureka Entertainment to release Japanese Director Nagisa Oshima’s landmark film CRUEL STORY OF YOUTH a shocking tale of youthful delinquency in post-Hiroshima Japan on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a Dual Format edition available from 17 August 2015. This second feature by the Japanese cinema-insurgent Nagisa Ôshima (In the Realm of the Senses Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence) galvanised its home-turf with its topsy-turvy directorial dexterity and stinging castigation of an indolent self-indulgent youth culture reposing on the eve of the turbulent 1960s. When high-schooler Makoto is saved from the advances of a lecherous middle-aged man by uni student Kiyoshi the pair embark on a fits-and-starts affair that finally settles into a sexually extortionary mutually exploitative dependency that promises to spell their relationship’s doom. Ôshima’s breakthrough portrait of alienated youth comes courtesy of the 2014 Shochiku 4K scan that resurrected the film’s glorious colour palette recently described by critic and programmer James Quandt as “running riot with retro: pulsing neon turquoise telephones hair teased into shellacked grandeur.” The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Cruel Story of Youth in a Dual Format edition for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Feature: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray from the 2014 4K Shochiku restoration Optional English subtitles New video interview with film critic Tony Rayns Original theatrical trailer 36-page booklet containing an essay interview material and rare archival imagery