David Suchet stars as Agatha Christie's enigmatic, eccentric and extremely intelligent detective Hercule Poirot. This very special collection features five brand new episodes including Curtain: Poirot's Last Case. DVD Extras 1) Being Poirot Documentary David Suchet embarks on a very personal journey as the man behind the moustache explores Agatha Christie's most enduring character. In this documentary the actor who has played the iconic detective for a quarter of a century takes a poignant trip to discover and reveal the history--and appeal--of his most famous TV creation. Following clues from the books, David travels to Belgium as he attempts to unlock the mystery behind the great detective, discovers what the Belgians think about one of their most famous sons and, back in Britain, allows the cameras to film exclusive footage of his last ever moments playing this most iconic of TV characters. 2) Interview with David Suchet
The crew of the Bebop is once again ready to clean up space by bringing bad guys to justice and trying to make some cash while doing it! Back at last in high-definition this second print run contains a reversible cover as well as containing bonus content never available outside of Japan before including the “Ein’s Summer Holiday” short. Bonus Features Audio commentaries on episodes 1 5 10 17 and 24 Japanese commercials for Cowboy Bebop Music video for Tank! the theme tune Tank! Remix by DJ Food video Ein’s Summer Holiday short Clean end credit sequence
The Blinded Man - Part 1&2: Three Swedish financiers are murdered over as many nights. The killer surprises the victims in their homes and shoots each of them with two bullets to the head. All evidence suggests the killings will continue so the police quickly set up a special unit under the leadership of a senior Detective, Jenny Hultin. Hultin hand-picks six police officers from across the country, forming the so-called A-group and under enormous pressure they attempt to sol...
The Transcendent Battle Between Hatred and Hope. It's time to decide the fate of the future! Goku, Vegeta, and Future Trunks take on the mighty Fusion Zamasu in a final epic confrontation of good vs. evil. When the dust settles and they return to the present, the Z fighters face even greater challenges. A baseball game grudge-match between gods and a mysterious attempt of Goku's life are just a couple of events keeping our heroes in top form. But as quickly as one calamity ends, another is just around the corner. The Tournament of Power is finally underway!
From celebrated director Park Chan-wook comes a ravishing crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith from celebrated British Author Sarah Waters.
Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi s father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection in the heat of the Finnish summer. A Moment in the Reeds is one of the first queer feature films made in Finland. Viewing Finland from both the perspectives of an immigrant and an emigrant, the film casts the long-marginalised voices of sexual and ethnic minorities centre-stage in a story about the search for freedom, acceptance and a place to call home.
The Leaf and Sand's joint Chunin Exams continue! While Kiba and his team pursue their stolen scroll, Sakura, Ino and Choji trudge and battle their way through the scorching desert. An attack on Gaara targets his Tailed Beast, and Neji's team sets out to rescue him. But a meeting with the mastermind of the attack on him has Gaara wrestling with his past actions and his worthiness to be leader of the Sand. And back in the present, with Nine Tails extracted from him, Naruto lies dying. Can he possibly recover? Contains episodes 402-458 across 8 x DVD discs.
Following their first encounter with Goku Black, the Saiyan trio are itching to dish out some payback! It's a mystery as to why Black has a Time Ring, so it's off to the Tenth Universe for a discussion with the Supreme Kai and his suspiciously well-mannered apprentice. Meanwhile, Earth's attacker continues to wreak havoc in the future. How could the Kais possibly tie in with someone as evil as Black? Everyone's lives are on the line, and it's up to the Z Fighters to either face the problem head-on or try to alter the timeline at the source!
Pawe Pawlikowski follows his Oscar-winning Ida with the stunning Cold War, an epic romance set against the backdrop of Europe after World War II. Shot in luminous black and white, it s a wistful and dreamlike journey through a divided continent and a heartbreaking portrait of ill-fated love.
Directed by Lindsay Anderson and shot at his own school in Cheltenham If.... is the story of rebellion against autocracy but represents something far darker. Malcolm MacDowell stars as Mick Travis returning to his public boys' school for a new term. Terminally persecuted by the Whips Travis and his non-conformist gang encounter all of the stereotypical traditions of boarding school life. Choosing to ask when we live rather than fitting in to life thrust upon them Travis
In the aftermath of World War II bombing two orphaned children struggle to survive in the Japanese countryside. To Seita and his four-year old sister the helplessness and indifference of their countrymen is even more painful than the enemy raids. Through desperation hunger and grief these children's lives are as heartbreakingly fragile as their spirit and love is inspiring. 'Grave Of The Fireflies' is a tale of the true tragedy of war and innocence lost not only of the abandoned young but of an entire nation. Isao Takahata's rightly revered and thought-provoking anime was winner of a special award at the 1989 Blue Ribbon awards and the Adult's Jury award at the 1994 Chicago International Children's Film Festival.
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev makes his feature debut with this haunting, poignant family drama. Teenage brothers Andrei (Vladimir Garin) and Ivan (Ivan Dobronravov) have lived with their mother (Natalya Vdovina) and grandmother (Galina Petrova) for as long as they can remember when their long-lost father (Konstantin Lavronenko) suddenly turns up after a twelve-year absence. While Andrei seems happy to see him, the younger Ivan is reluctant and suspicious of his father's motives. The three take a boat to a deserted island in a remote lake in the north of Russia - a trip which turns into an endurance test as the boys struggle to come to terms with their father's presence and cruel, mysterious ways
Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director LÃ¡szlÃ³ Nemes' blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul AuslÃ¤nder is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer GÃ©za RÃ¶hrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity's darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.
Released in 1972, Solaris is Andrei Tarkovsky's third feature and his most far-reaching examination of human perceptions and failings. It's often compared to Kubrick's 2001, but although both bring a metaphysical dimension to bear on space exploration, Solaris has a claustrophobic intensity which grips the attention over spans of typically Tarkovskian stasis. Donatas Banionis is sympathetic as the cosmonaut sent to investigate disappearances on the space station orbiting the planet Solaris, only to be confronted by his past in the guise of his dead wife, magnetically portrayed by Natalya Bondarchuk. The ending is either a revelation or a conceit, depending on your viewpoint. On the DVD: Solaris reproduces impressively on DVD in widescreen--which is really essential here--and Eduard Artemiev's ambient score comes over with pristine clarity. There are over-dubs in English and French, plus subtitles in 12 languages. An extensive stills gallery, detailed filmographies for cast and crew, and comprehensive biographies of Tarkovsky and author Stanislaw Lem are valuable extras, as are the interviews with Bondarchuk and Tarkovsky's sister and an amusing 1970s promo-film for Banionis. It would have been better had the film been presented complete on one disc, instead of stretched over two. Even so, the overall package does justice to a powerful and disturbing masterpiece. --Richard Whitehouse
Director Oliver Marchal is a former Parisian policeman and the story of 36 Quai des Orfevres draws on his own experiences of the police force as well as those of Dominique Loiseau who was a senior member of the BRI (Search and action Squad) in the mid-eighties and worked as a consultant on the film. Leo Vrinks (Auteuil) and Denis Klein (Depardieu) are at the head of two different departments of the Paris police force located at Quai des Orfevres. Once close they are no longer friends mainly due to their differing work methods and Vrinks' wife Camille. An audacious gang of robbers stage seven armed robberies throughout Paris leaving a bloody trail in their wake. After a year of terror the Chief of Police orders that Vrinks and Klein bring the criminals to justice with a substantial boon to the man who brings them in... His job. As the competition between the two men hots up the lines between right and wrong become blurred. Both men find themselves sinking into a hellish place not far removed from that of the criminals...
Paul Verhoeven returns to his native Netherlands for this gripping WW2 thriller about a young Jewish woman out for revenge following her family's murders.
Based on the memoirs of AndrÃ© Devigny, a member of the French Resistance held in Montluc prison by the occupying Germans during World War II.
Akira Kurosawa, one of the cinema s greatest auteurs, has wowed audiences and inspired filmmakers as diverse as George Lucas and Sergio Leone. This highly collectable 4-disc box set highlights his mastery of the crime genre bringing together four of his finest thrillers. Included here is the yakuza gangster drama Drunken Angel (1948); the atmospheric police thriller Stray Dog (1949); the tale of corporate greed and corruption, The Bad Sleep Well (1947); and the gripping Ed Mcbain adaptation High and Low (1963).
A delightful family comedy based on the best-selling books chronicling the adventures of Nicolas, a mischievous French schoolboy. When Nicolas overhears his parents talking about a new arrival, he knows it can only mean one thing - a baby! Convinced they are making plans to abandon him in the forest to make room for his sibling he enlists the help of his fellow classmates to make sure he will survive. Offering a wonderful child's eye view of the world, this Gallic style Diary of a Wimpy Kid is bound to enchant children and parents alike.
A very ordinary man (Nao Omori) who takes care of his son while his wife lies in a coma enters a very ordinary building. Following a seductive ride on a merry-go-round he signs up with an exclusive club. Membership is one year only and cannot be cancelled under any circumstances. Happily he endures dominatrix intrusions in his daily life until they get a little too close to his unsuspecting family. With a courage not displayed in his professional life as a bed salesman he tries to cancel his membership evoking the wrath of the American CEO who descends upon Tokyo to teach him a lesson.
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