"The Lives Of Others" is a precise and gripping snapshot of the omni-present and much feared secret service of communist East Germany, the Stasi.
From Award-winning director, Masayuki Yuasa, comes a series that turns animation completely on its head. When a college dropout stops for a late night bite at a mysterious ramen stand, he crosses paths with a self-proclaimed deity of matrimony. This bizarre meeting sends the young man hurtling through a horrifying flashback to his not-so-glorious college days when the influence of a cruel new friend turned him from a hopeless romantic into a mischievous black cupid. Contains the full 11 episode series in Japanese with English subtitles, presented in collectors packaging
The beauty of Studio Ghibli can now be enjoyed on both the original DVD and Blu-ray with this all new Blu-ray Double Play edition! Available for the first time in high definition on Blu-ray Double Play courtesy of Studio Ghibli, 'My Neighbours the Yamadas' invites you to join the adventures of the quirky Yamada family brilliantly presented in an unique, visually striking comic-strip style. Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko, who has no talent for housework, navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage and family life. Amongst their brood is the sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them; a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents; and a pesky daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues! This film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives with tales that range from the humorous to the heart-breaking, we see this family cope with life's little conflicts, problems and joys in their own way. Special Features: Storyboards NTV Special Program: Super TV 15 Months Exclusive Coverage: Secrets of My Neighbours the Yamadas Behind the Microphone TV Spots Original Japanese Theatrical Trailers Studio Ghibli Collection Trailers
Collector's Edition Blu-ray/DVD Combo available for a limited time only includes: 2 x Blu-ray Discs, 4 x DVD discs, Episodes 1-12 packed inside 14 mm Blu-ray Case with a Plastic O-card and Rigid Collector's Box. To her classmates, Umaru Doma appears to be the perfect girl. She's beautiful, friendly, and fashionable, earns top grades, and seems to be able to do any task asked of her with ease. She's even humble and polite! However, if Umaru's classmates could see her in the privacy of her home, they wouldn't even recognize her. Once she's inside the door, the pretty clothes come off, the orange hamster hood goes on, and it's time to pig-out on snack foods, binge-watch television, and play violent video games! This version of Umaru is everything that the public Umaru isn't: she whines, rolls on the floor, leaves messes all over the apartment, and makes life miserable for her poor older brother, Taihei. Even the most guarded secrets have a way of being found out, and, as Umaru becomes even more obnoxious and outrageous, her two lives are bound to collide in disastrous fashion! Special Features: Japanese Commentaries & Promos Home Video Release & Song Commercials Himouto Umaru-Chan's, Banquet Mondays Daranama Clean Opening Animation, and Clean Closing Animation.
English musician Lenz searches for his lover Madeleine, who has mysteriously disappeared, but tumbles into an amour fou with troubled, self-destructive HÃ©lÃ©ne. Grieving the loss of her infant son, HÃ©lÃ©ne seeks oblivion in the murky subterranean world of a brutal sex ring, followed by Lenz. A stark, elliptical, hauntingly spectral narrative with scenes of sensual abandon and raw carnality.
The power of the Clow is back with a brand-new adventure! Join Cardcaptor Sakura as she faces a new power, new friends, and reunites with some familiar faces. As Sakura settles into a normal routine, she prepares to face her newest challenge junior high! While her classes are challenging, things start looking up when Syaoran reappears and says he'll be staying for good. But when she has a strange dream about a mysterious figure and wakes to find her Clow Cards completely clear, she must return to her duty as Cardcaptor. Ready to take on these cards with a new key and new wand, Sakura will face this mystery with the help of her friends and seriously cute outfits!
Based on a true story Sea Purple is a scintilating period drama that tells the smouldering love story of two young women - Angela and Sara - and the infamous 19th Century Sicillian scandal that they caused. Angela is tough and fearless but struggles to hide her feelings for Sara in public. In order to stop their sinful relationship from being discovered she decides to disguise herself as a man. While still holding onto her identity as a woman being a man lets Angela throw off the shackles of Sicillian male dominated oppression making her feel more powerful than she ever had before. Uplifting and enthralling we are shown two women who are willing to defy the rules of society to do anything to ensure that they remain together.
In 1953, before any American studio exec used the phrase "high concept", Henri-George Clouzot's The Wages of Fear boasted a premise so literally explosive that audiences were excited before they got into the theatres. With an oil-fire burning out of control deep in the South American jungle, two lorryloads of highly unstable nitro-glycerin have to be driven through miles of unstable terrain littered with dangerous turns, crumbling planks, falling rocks and mediocre hardtop. One good jolt will vaporise truck, nitro, drivers and a substantial swathe of the countryside, so the company recruits desperate souls among the loser tramps who loiter around the nowhere town of Las Piedras, begging for any kind of work. On the road, Clouzot stages a string of unforgettable sequences: one stretch of badly paved track can only be crossed by driving at under six miles an hour or over 40; a mountain turn requires that the trucks back out onto a rickety, rotten wooden structure; a 50-ton boulder has fallen into the road, and one of the drivers calmly drains a litre of nitro into his thermos to blow it up, only remembering when the fuse is lit that this will rain pebbles all over the countryside and a few good hits on the cargo will set it off. This is perhaps as great a mix of action-adventure and contest as The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, and still a textbook example of sustained suspense. On the DVD: The print is in great shape, though the image is a little soft; the menu has a clever explosive aspect and uses the same vintage artwork as the sleeve cannily combined with a snippet. There are trailers for both Wages and Clozuot's other masterpiece, Les Diaboliques, as well as biographies of the principal cast, eight stills and three posters.--Kim Newman
The struggle for survival amongst Rio's favelas continues, as "City Of Men" arrives on DVD on 23rd February 2009
From celebrated director Park Chan-wook comes a ravishing crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith from celebrated British Author Sarah Waters.
Cinema's original enfant terrible, Jean-Luc Godard was one of the leaders of the French New Wave, a key influence on American cinema of the 1970s and one of the few true auteurs still making movies. A maverick force from the beginning, when his debut film Breathless (1959) tore up the cinematic rulebook, Godard has continued to inspire and challenge moviegoers throughout a career that spans more than four decades. This essential collection contains Breathless, Une Femme est une Femme, Le MÃ©pris, Alphaville and Pierrot Le Fou all presented in this stunning box-set. Extras: Breathless Introduction by Colin MacCabe Godard, Made in USA Room 12. Hotel de suede Jean-Luc according to Luc Jefferson Hack Interview Tempo Godard Episode Jean Seberg Featurette Trailer Posters Une femme est une femme Introduction by Colin MacCabe Interview with Anna Karina Posters Photo Gallery Le MÃ©pris Introduction by Colin MacCabe Once Upon A Time There Was...Contempt Contempt...tenderly The Dinosaurs and the Baby Conversation with Fritz Lang Trailer Alphaville Introduction by Colin MacCabe Interview with Anna Karina Posters Trailer Pierrot le fou Introduction by Colin MacCabe Interview with Anna Karina Godard, Love and Poetry Film Analysis by Jean-Bernard Pouy Trailer German TV advert Posters
Collector's Edition Blu-ray available for a limited time only includes: 2 x Blu-ray Discs, 3 x DVD discs, Episodes 1-13 packed inside 14 mm Blu-ray Case, Plastic O-card and Rigid Collector's Box. Four girls decide to stay over at school: the energetic Yuki Takeya, the shovel-loving Kurumi, the center of the group Y ri who brings everyone together, and the spacey school adviser Megu. However, through mysterious circumstances, the girls find themselves the final survivors in a zombie attack, and continue to live at the school. Special Features: Clean Opening and Closing Animations
For over half a century, the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have been making some of the most beautiful and timeless films in all Italian cinema, and this collection showcases some of their greatest achievements. Padre Padrone catapulted them to international fame when it won both the Palme d'Or and the International Critics' Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in rural Sardinia, it tells the true story of Gavino Ledda, who rose from shepherd boy to distinguished academic against all possible odds, especially those posed by his terrifyingly traditionalist father. With The Night of the Shooting Stars, the Tavianis dramatised the events of summer 1944 (when Germans and Americans used their native Tuscany as a battleground) through the eyes of an imaginative and mischievous six-year-old girl. And in Kaos, they adapted several Pirandello short stories into a magnificent three-hour panorama of nineteenth-century Sicilian life in all its comedy, tragedy, horror and unforgettable visual splendour. Arrow Academy is proud to present these three masterpieces in brand new director-approved 2K restorations. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Limited Edition Collection [3,000 Copies] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all films from brand new director-approved 2K restorations, with Kaos also approved by its original cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) Optional newly-translated English subtitles for all films Brand new two-hour interview with Paolo & Vittorio Taviani Video essays on individual films by leading Italian film scholar Millicent Marcus Commentary on The Night of the Shooting Stars by critic Michael Brooke The Sublime Brothers: Michael Brooke looks at the Tavianis' illustrious career, now into its seventh decade High Definition stills galleries for all three films Trailers for the new restorations Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin Exclusive 100-page book featuring Pauline Kael's reviews of all three films and brand new (in some cases world premiere) translations of the Pirandello short stories that were adapted for Kaos.
In the not so distant future, mankind has advanced to a state where complete body transplants from flesh to machine is possible. This allows for great increases in both physical and cybernetic prowess and blurring the lines between the two worlds. However, criminals can also make full use of such technology, leading to new and sometimes, very dangerous crimes. In response to such innovative new methods, the Japanese Government has established Section 9, an independently operating police unit which deals with such highly sensitive crimes. Led by Daisuke Aramaki and Motoko Kusanagi, Section 9 deals with such crimes over the entire social spectrum, usually with success. However, when faced with a new A level hacker nicknamed The Laughing Man, the team is thrown into a dangerous cat and mouse game, following the hacker's trail as it leaves its mark on Japan. Includes: INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR) INTERVIEW WITH ATSUKO TANAKA (ACTRESS) INTERVIEW WITH OSAMU SAKA (ARAMAKI) INTERVIEW WITH YOKO KANNO (COMPOSER) INTERVIEW WITH AKIO OHTSUKA (BATOU) INTERVIEW WITH WAKABAYASHI KAZUHIRO (SOUND) INTERVIEW WITH KOICHI YAMADERA (TOGUSA) INTERVIEW WITH TAMAGAWA SAKIKO (TACHIKOMA) INTERVIEW WITH TERAOKA KENZI & TSUNEKI SINOBU (MECHANICAL DESIGNERS) INTERVIEW WITH KOJI TANAKA (DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY),ENDO MAKOTO (3D DIRECTOR) INTERVIEW WITH JUNICHI FUJISAKI, YOSHIKI SAKURAI,NOBUTOSHI TERADO (SCREENPLAY) INTERVIEW WITH DAI SATO, SHOTARO SUGA (SCREENPLAY) INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR) TRAILERTV SPOTS WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR) INTERVIEW WITH YUSUKE TAKEDA (ART DIRECTOR),HIROSHI KATO (CONCEPTUAL ARTIST) INTERVIEW WITH TAKAYUKI GOTO,TETSUYA NISHIO (CHARACTER DESIGN PART 1) INTERVIEW WITH TAKAYUKI GOTO,TETSUYA NISHIO (CHARACTER DESIGN PART 2) INTERVIEW WITH KENICHI TAKESHITA,TOSHIYUKI KONO (ANIMATION DIRECTORS) INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR) TEXTLESS OPENING WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),TORU OHKAWA (SAITO),TAKASKI ONOZUKA (PAZ), INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),SAKIKO TAMAGAWA (TACHIKOMA), YUTAKA NAKANO (ISHIKAWA) INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),ATSUKO TANAKA (MOTOKO), AKIO OHTSUKA (BATOU) INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),KOICHI YAMADERA (TOGUSA), TARO YAMAGUCHI (BORMA) INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),OSAMU SAKA (ARAMAKI),YOSHIKO SAKAIBARA (PRIME MINISTER KAYABUKI) INTERVIEW ARCHIVE INTERVIEW WITH KENJI KAMIYAMA (DIRECTOR),KEN NISHIDA (GOHDA), RIKIYA KOYAMA (KUZE)
Male model Masayoshi Hazama decides to fulfil his childhood dream of becoming a superhero, despite having no superpowers or the technology to create a high-powered suit. He becomes the hero Samurai Flamenco and begins to fight crime in the name of justice no crime is too small for him! Police officer Hidenori Goto finds out about Samurai Flamenco and his real identity by a twist of fate, which leads to him getting sucked into the crazy world of vigilante justice. These two young men will come face to face with hardships of being crime-fighters while discovering what it truly means to be a hero of justice. Contains Episodes 1-11 in collector's packaging with Japanese language and English subtitles.
Digimon Adventure Tri The Movie - Part 2 Collectors Edition Includes: Double Walled Slipcase, BD Case with Reversible Sleeve, 1 x BD disc, Poster and set of Art Cards. Time has passed since Alphamon appeared and restoration has begun in Odaiba. When another infected Digimon an Ogremon appears and begins to wreak havoc on Odaiba, Mimi and Palmon spring into action. But in their haste to show the world that there are good Digimon, their battle brings about unforeseen consequences. The adventure now evolves once again ...
The most successful short film collection in the world returns for an eleventh instalment. Boys On Film 11: We Are Animals showcases short works from around the world that challenge genre, initiate discussion and explore issues of sexuality in beautiful ways. Be entertained, moved and affected by the latest in the ever original and consistently powerful LGBT shorts series. This diverse and daring compilation tells stories ranging from the whimsical, heart-rendering and poignant to the unflin...
The latest movie from acclaimed film maker David Lynch tells of a woman with amnesia, abandoned on Mulholland Drive. She meets an aspiring actress and together they start putting the pieces of her life back together...
Fritz Lang’s penultimate silent film Spione [Spies] is a flawlessly constructed labyrinthine spy thriller. Hugely influential Lang’s famous passion for meticulous detail combines with masterful story-telling and editing skills to form a relentless tale of intrigue espionage and blackmail. An international spy ring headed by Haghi (Rudolf Klein-Rogge) uses technology threats and murder to obtain government secrets. As master spy president of a bank and music hall clown Haghi leads several lives using instruments of modern technology to spearhead a mad rush for secrets — secrets that assert his power over others. Setting in stone for the first time many elements of the modern spy thriller Spione perhaps represents the zenith of Lang's silent artistry. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Spione in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition.