Japanese drama written and directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. The film follows Shinoda Ryota (Hiroshi Abe), a former writer now working for a private detective agency and struggling to move on with his life. When his wife Kyoko (YÃ´ko Maki) leaves him and his father passes away, Shinoda develops a serious gambling addiction and is forbidden from seeing his son Shingo (TaiyÃ´ Yoshizawa) until he catches up on missed child support payments. However, with his life spiralling out of control, Shinoda is given an unexpected second chance to reconnect with his family when a typhoon forces him to stay over at his mother's house with his ex-wife and son. The cast also includes Kirin Kiki, Satomi Kobayashi and Sosuke Ikematsu.
BOYS ON FILM comes of age with ten uplifting and powerful tales recounting the lives of everyday heroes fighting for their own identities and the right for us all to be ourselves. This selection includes the powerful docudrama The Colour Of His Hair starring Josh O Connor (God s Own Country), the breath-taking Egyptian animation Half A Life, An Evening, the touching sequel to An Afternoon (from Boys On Film 14), and Iris Prize 2017 winner, Mother Knows Best. TEN SHORT FILMS DANIEL (UK, 2015, 14 mins) Directed by Dean Loxton. Starring Henry Garrett (Poldark) BUDDY (The Netherlands, 2015, 12 mins) Directed by Niels Bourgonje HALF A LIFE (Egypt, Indonesia, USA, Netherlands, 2017, 12mins) Directed by Tamara Shogaolu UNDRESS ME (Sweden, 2013, 15 mins) Directed by Victor Lindgren. THE COLOUR OF HIS HAIR (UK, 2017, 23 mins) Directed by Sam Ashby. Starring BAFTA-nominated Josh O Connor (God s Own Country) SILLY GIRL (UK, 2016, 5 mins) Directed by Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling). Starring Clara Baxendale (My Mad Fat Diary) and Jason Barker (A Deal with the Universe). AN EVENING (Denmark, 2016, 10 mins) Directed by SÃ¸ren Green AIDS: DOCTORS AND NURSES TELL THEIR STORIES (UK, 2017, 26 mins) Directed by Alejandro Medina IT S CONSUMING ME (Germany, 2012, 3 mins) Directed by Kai Staenicke (B. Golden) MOTHER KNOWS BEST (Sweden, 2016, 13 mins) Directed by Mikael Bundsen
Though it wasn't Jackie Chan's first film, Drunken Master is the film that cemented his stardom. Jackie plays the rebellious son of a kung fu master. To teach Jackie the value of discipline, his father apprentices him to another master named So Hi, who has a unique "drunken" fighting style. Jackie chafes at So Hi's rigorous exercises and runs away--only to be brutally humiliated at the hands of a hired killer named Thunderleg. Chastened, Jackie becomes So Hi's devoted student. He soon discovers he will need everything he's learned when Thunderleg is hired to kill his father. In Drunken Master, Jackie is only beginning to cultivate his mixture of action and comedy; here the emphasis is on kung fu acrobatics, but the moves are astounding. The final fight is dizzying and amazingly choreographed by director Yuen Woo-ping (now famous as the fight choreographer for The Matrix). --Bret Fetzer
A champion of illumination and experimental shading, Kurosawa brings his unerring eye for indelible images to Shakespeare in this 1957 adaptation of Macbeth. By changing the locale from Birnam Wood to 16th-century Japan, Kurosawa makes an oddball argument for the trans-historicity of Shakespeare's narrative; and indeed, stripped to the bare mechanics of the plot, the tale of cut-throat ambition rewarded (and thwarted) feels infinitely adaptable. What's lost in the translation, of course, is the force and beauty of the language--much of the script of Throne of Blood is maddeningly repetitive or superfluous--but striking visual images (including the surreal Cobweb Forest and some extremely artful gore) replace the sublime poetry. Toshiro Mifune is theatrically intense as Washizu, the samurai fated to betray his friend and master in exchange for the prestige of nobility; he portrays the ill-fated warrior with a passion bordering on violence, and a barely concealed conviviality. Somewhat less successful is Isuzu Yamada as Washizu's scheming wife; her poise and creepy impassivity, chilling at first, soon grows tedious. Kurosawa himself is the star of the show, though, and his masterful use of black-and-white contrast--not to mention his steady, dramatic hand with a battle scene--keeps the proceedings thrilling. A must-see for fans of Japanese cinema, as well as all you devotees of samurai weapons and armour. --Miles Bethany
**Complete Season 2 Collection DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack** Includes 4 x DVD and 3 x Blu-ray discs. The showdown between science and magic continues in this exciting conclusion to the stellar second season of A Certain Magical Index! After a rare stroke of good fortune, Kamijo and Index embark on what should be a fabulous free trip to Italy. Unfortunately, Kamjio's rotten luck quickly returns, and they find themselves trapped in the middle of a clash between some very familiar battle nuns and a ruthless bishop hell-bent on inflicting punishment! Things don't get any easier back home as Misaka demands that Kamijo fulfill a promise from a penalty game, and an all-out war between sorcery and science threatens to erupt. To protect his friends and save Academy City, Kamijo may even be forced to team up with the ruthless and uniquely deadly Accelerator in the hopes of defeating a clandestine sect of nefarious magicians who want him dead! Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Episode Commentaries, Textless Openings, Textless Closings, U.S. Trailer, Trailers Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles
Seasoned heart breaker Raku unintentionally seduces Kosaki's little sister who, unlike her older sibling, is not at all shy and has no problem pestering her beloved with amorous gestures! The young man is unable to fend off the girls' advances, and in turn incurs the wrath of Chitoge. However, behind her demanding exterior, Chitoge is sentimental at heart and also decides to declare her love to Raku. Will we finally find out which of these young women holds the key to Raku's heart? All will be revealed!
Still living under the same roof, Moscow couple Boris and Zhenya are in the final stages of a bitter divorce. Both have already found new partners and as the insults pour down like rain in this toxic familial battle zone, they need to settle the matter of who gets custody of their 12-year-old only son. Unheard, unloved, and above all, unwanted, the introverted and unhappy boy feels that he is an intolerable burden with his parents unaware that he can hear every single word. As a result, when Boris and Zhenya finally realize that Alyosha has been missing for nearly two days, is it already too late? Is this a simple case of a runaway teenager or something else?
Kings of the Road focuses on the relationship that develops between two men - movie projector repairman Bruno and suicidal Robert - as they travel in a truck on the dusty roads along the border between East and West Germany. Lonely and introspective they both long for the company of women. By the end of their journey they derive comfort from the fact that in the course of time their lives have taken on some shape and some significance.
ThÃ©o and Hugo encounter each other's bodies one night in a Paris sex club. Wanting to know more about each other, they leave the club and drift down the deserted streets of nocturnal Paris. Suddenly they find themselves confronted by a sense of reality that wipes out their freedom and lends each step an existential helplessness. Do they want to know more about each other? Will their trust be rewarded? What are their expectations? Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (DrÃ´le de FÃ©lix, Born in 68) deliver their most ambitious film yet, displaying a consummate sensitivity in bringing us closer to two men as they strive for intimacy in spite of being stalled by their insecurity.
South American gay-themed drama. The film follows the relationship of childhood friends MatÃas (Ignacio Rogers/JoaquÃn Parada) and JerÃ³nimo (Esteban Masturini/Blas Finardi Niz) who are split apart when MatÃas's family decide to move to Brazil. Ten years after leaving, MatÃas returns to his former home in Argentina with his girlfriend Rochi (Renata Calmon) where he is again reunited with his old friend JerÃ³nimo. Years after having their close bond suddenly shattered as innocent kids, the pair discover they still hold passionate feelings for one another but will they finally be able to embrace and act upon them?
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.
A forbidden love between two police cadets Marc and Kay is at the centre of this brave and uncompromising film. Against the backdrop of intense physical training the men grow close and instantly Marc is drawn to the handsome and charismatic Kay. Marc begins to realise desires he never knew he had as feelings begin to intensify between them. Being a married man and a father to be Marc is torn between his family and his love for Kay. Leading a double life he finds himself in free fall and realises that try as he may he will never be able to make everyone happy. Branded the German Brokeback Mountain Free Fall is an honest and beautiful tale of courage love and acceptance. Special Features: Deleted Scenes
Bleach: Complete Series 2 Box Set (5 Discs)
Prepare to enter the realm of fantasy and imagination -- where reality and dreams collide in a kaleidoscopic mindscape of sheer visual genius. The magical tale centers on a revolutionary machine that allows scientists to enter and record a subject's dream. After being stolen, a fearless detective and brilliant therapist join forces to recover the device -- before it falls into the hands of a 'dream terrorist' in this gripping anime thriller from acclaimed director Satoshi Kon.
One of the greatest films ever made – Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai has influenced the work of directors from George Lucas to Steven Spielberg and spawned remakes such as John Sturges’ acclaimed The Magnificent Seven. With their village raided every year by vicious bandits a group of peasants hire seven warriors to protect them. Initially met with suspicion the warriors eventually gain the trust of the peasants and they join forces to face the bandits. This special edition includes alternative presentations of the film a new and exclusive interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns and the film’s original Japanese trailer. Endlessly copied but never surpassed Seven Samurai is a truly timeless classic. Contents: Digitally re-mastered in High Definition Play with or without original intermission Original Japanese theatrical trailer The Art of Akira Kurosawa (2013 49 mins): Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns discusses Kurosawa’a career and influence Fully illustrated booklet with essays and credits
In Palme d'Or winner Winter Sleep Aydin a former actor runs a small hotel in central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal with whom he has a stormy relationship and his sister Necla who is suffering from her recent divorce. In winter as the snow begins to fall the hotel turns into a shelter but also an inescapable place that fuels their animosities...
The people of Iolph are known for two things: their youthful longevity and peaceful lives weaving tapestry. When that is disturbed and their home thrown into chaos by those believing that their blood gifts longer life, Maquia loses not only her friends, but a place to return to. Lost in both mind and body, she stumbles into a dark forest and happens upon Aliel, an orphaned baby boy. Together, the two embark on an emotional journey of the bond between the ageless and the mortal. Contains the film on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in Collectors packaging.
The true story of ELLE editor Jean-Dominique Bauby who suffers a stroke and has to live in an almost totally paralyzed state; only his left eye retains feeling.
A French woman is courted by a Swedish co-worker even though she is still mourning over the death of her husband three years earlier.