Miles (newcomer Tim Boardman) is a high school senior who wants nothing more than to graduate, leave his rural town and move to the city to enroll in film school. Unfortunately, Miles' father has squandered his college fund on his mistress. With no cash and staring a dead-end future right in the face, Miles searches desperately for a way out, coming across a volleyball scholarship program that exists between his high school and the well-regarded Loyola University in Chicago. The catch? The only volleyball team that exists at his school is a girls' team.
By popular demand, the anime fan-favourite released for the first time on DVD! Seven kids at summer camp are mysteriously transported to another reality, where they are befriended by a group of strange creatures who call themselves Digimon , Digital Monsters. The seven children are now dubbed as the DigiDestined, tasked with protecting the Digital World from evil Digimon like Devimon. Can they save the Digital World and find a way back home? Special Features: Original Japanese opening
In a society where all social customs are based on the beauty of a woman her challenge is to find self confidence and inner beauty despite having lost her physical beauty. Iranian painter-turned-filmmaker Mania Akbari explores the divide between body and soul against the wholly contemporary background of electronic communication where love letters are composed on cell phones and close encounters seem far removed for a once-pretty girl who has been disfigured. Tautly directed and deftly rhythmical this enthralling film is a showcase for an outstanding ensemble cast. Through a series of episodes set in locations ranging from a skin-treatment clinic to a fortune-teller's salon to a prison visiting room a narrative of love loss and renewal unfolds centering on a beautiful woman who has been disfigured in an accident. The third feature film directed by Mania Akbari the star of Abbas Kiarostami's magnificent Ten. Special Features: New HD transfer Booklet essay by Mark Cousins Interview with the director
A young girl is set to leave her Romanian homeland for a prestigious English university when she is physically assaulted just before her final exam. Her father now tries to get to the bottom of who the culprit is and how he convince bureaucratic powers to reconsider this life changing exam for this daughter. Another brilliant drama that plays with thriller-like tension from the acclaimed director of 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days.
Long ago, a ferocious monster terrorized the land, until a samurai, wielding the legendary Beast Spear, sealed him away. 500 years later, a middle school student named Ushio Aotsuki accidently uncovers the monster in a hidden cellar under his family's temple. The unsealed monster and the spear attract many other supernatural creatures to the temple and Ushio is forced to release the monster in order to defeat them. Ushio names the monster Tora and unwillingly work together to battle other spirits and demons. Special Features: Clean Opening Animations Clean Closing Animations Japanese Trailers Also Available from Sentai Filmworks
Jep 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. A triumphant return to form for world-renowned visionary director Paulo Sorrentino (Il Divo This Must Be The Place). Starring the multi award-winning Toni Servillo (Il Divo Gomorrah). Official Selection at the Cannes Film Festival 2013 the film was hotly tipped for the Palme d'Or.
Set in the competitive world of synchronised swimming, "Water Lillies" is a brilliantly observed portrait of female adolescence.
Shockingly explicit blurring the lines between art and pornography Catherine Breillat's critically-acclaimed Romance is one of the most controversial and notorious films of modern cinema. A young schoolteacher frustrated by the lack of intimacy shown by her boyfriend begins to look elsewhere for physical affection and embarks on a series of increasingly extreme sexual encounters.
Let director Masaaki Yuasa (The Tatami Galaxy) walk you through an eccentric, colourful journey of love, life and youthful exuberance unlike anything you've seen before. Senpai is a man smitten with his inscrutable junior, The Girl with Black Hair. Although he plans to woo her by engineering a series of coincidental encounters, he reckons without the exploratory nature of this girl as she roams through an abstract, bustling night in Kyoto. From pub crawls to festivals, book fairs to impromptu musical performances, the night is short and there's much to take in - how can Senpai possibly grab the attention of the apple of his eye? Contains the film on Blu-Ray in Japanese with English subtitles.
A key work of German silent cinema and an international smash on its release, E. A. Dupont's VarietÃ© (Variety) is an audacious revenge melodrama set under the canvas of the big top. When Boss Huller (the iconic Emil Jannings) meets the young Ã©migrÃ© Berta-Marie (Lya De Putti), it kindles his desire to relaunch his career as a trapeze artist, stalled due to an injury and the pressures of domestic life. But with passion comes obsession, and with the involvement of the famed Artinelli into their act, tensions rise to a fever pitch. Visually astonishing, with some of the most inventive camerawork of the 1920s, and a typically intense and vivid central performance from Jannings, VarietÃ© is presented here in an all-new restoration of the original German version. Featuring three scores: one by Stephen Horne, one by The Tiger Lillies, and one by Johannes Contag. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES New 2015 high-definition digital restoration by the FWMS Three scores: one by Stephen Horne, one by The Tiger Lillies, and one by Johannes Contag PCM audio on the Blu-ray Optional English subtitles for the German intertitles The complete American version of the film PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing on the film and archival images
Boys On Film explores the darker side of romance with a collection of edgy, controversial and scintillating short films that have wowed film festival audiences the world over, including the Oscar-winning 'The New Tenants' starring Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket) and 'Mirrors' starring Xavier Dolan (Heartbeats, I Killed My Mother).
Unbelievable psychic abilities. A dark and dangerous force. These are the things that make up Kageyama Shigeo, a.k.a. Mob. But despite his great power, Mob only wants one thing to be cool! Like any other adolescent boy, Mob has a crush on a classmate, but unfortunately, he's the most awkward kid in his entire school. Sure, he can do things like exorcise evil spirits, and yeah, he has a dark hidden power that unleashes when his suppressed emotions hit 100 percent. But none of that matters if he's not cool, strong, or able to impress the girl he likes. With surprisingly wise advice from master psychic (ahem, master con artist) Reigen Arataka and the help of some quirky comrades, Mob will learn what it means to be a regular kid facing the trials of adolescence oh, and go up against a host of supernatural troublemakers and an underground psychic organisation up to no good. All in a day's work for a top-tier esper.
A Meditation On Life. A Contemplation Of Time. Silence Repetition Rhythm The Grande Chartreuse the mother house of the legendary Carthusian Order is based in the French Alps. Into Great Silence is the first film about life inside the Grande Chartreuse. Silence. Repitition. Rhythm. The film is an austere next to silent meditation on monastic life in a very pure form. No music except the chants in the monastery no interviews no commentaries no extra material. Changing of time seasons and the ever repeated elements of the day of the prayer. A film to become a monastery rather than depict one. A film about awareness absolute presence and the life of men who devote their lives to God.
Luigi is on his way to Tuscany to attempt a reconciliation with his estranged father. En route he recounts to his children the history of their family and how it has been cursed ever since a French soldier fell in love with a beautiful peasant girl named Fiorile initiating a chain of events which changed the lives of all those around them.
Confession Noun A formal statement of one s sins with repentance and desire of absolution; often intimate personal revelations. Repentance is futile. In our latest collection of gay short films we expose private lives, uncover secrets and present a choice - to conceal or to confess? Within these nine stories, a hustler spends the night with a mysterious stranger, a football player hides a secret that could threaten everything, a heartthrob returns home to rekindle a past relationship and desire pushes a 17 year old to the edge. Home From The Gym - dir. Robert Hawk (USA) 6mins 2014 From Robert Hawk, who consulted on The Celluloid Closet, Gay Sex In The 70s and Travis Mathews I Want Your Love and Interior. Leather Bar (with James Franco) comes his directorial debut, which places the male form front and centre. An unnamed, sexy man comes home, alone and starts to undress... Showboy - dir. Samuel Leighton-Dore (Australia) 15mins 2014 A young football player, Julian Maxwell, finds himself struggling to support his unemployed, recently widowed father while fighting to keep safe the secret he once shared with his mother: He's not only gay, but performs a drag act in a local bar. Cruise Patrol - dir. Bobby de Groot & Arjan van Meerten (Netherlands) 8mins 2013 Take a walk on the wild side and explore what happens on a long and dusty road where a routine cruise patrol takes a strange turn and spirals totally out of control. I Am Syd Stone - dir. Denis Theriault (Canada) 11mins 2014 Lights, Camera, Action! When a much-desired Hollywood heartthrob returns back to his home town for a reunion of sorts, he expects to rekindle an old closeted relationship. But soon he learns that things aren t as they seem and secrets always catch up in the end. Deflated - dir. Dustin Shroff (USA) 6mins 2012 Chris has come to the store with his dad to spend his allowance. His heart is set on getting a bouncy ball, but all of the balls in the ball cage are bright pink...except for one deflated green ball. Ultimately Chris must make a choice: is it okay for boys to play with the bright pink balls or will he take home the deflated green one? Age 17 - dir. Filippo Demarchi (Switzerland) 22mins 2013 Matteo is a 17-year-old boy who has fallen in love with Don Massimo, a young who leads the local marching band in which Matteo plays the drum. Matteo sees in Massimo a person willing to listen to his fears and desires and for the first time in his life, Matteo feels ready to open up to someone... Human Warmth - dir. Christophe Predari (Belgium) 11mins 2013 Antoine has a desire. His passion and his love is so overwhelming that he has to stay close to Bruno. He loves his warmth and he needs it. But as with any relationship, soon comes the time of detachment and what will happen if Antoine s body stops responding? Tonight It s Me - dir. Dominic Haxton (USA) 13mins 2014 A hot young hustler finds himself in uncharted waters when he spends the night with a client who is far from the Johns he's used to servicing. Good Morning dir. Stephen Dunn and Peter Knegt (Canada) 10mins 2014 Good Morning comically examines the ideas of sexual identity and age anxiety via the story of a man who on the morning after his 30th birthday party wakes up with both a massive hangover, and a 17-year-old boy sleeping on his couch. Extras Human Warmth - Deleted Scene Age 17 - Deleted Scene
Based on a deeply affecting stage play and stunningly crafted for the screen `Just Say Love charts the evolving attraction between two very different men. Guy and Doug meet as simply two men sitting on a park bench. After uncovering a mutual but seemingly purely physical attraction to each other they decide to take their relationship to the next level at Dougs place. As time passes however their relationship becomes more and more complex- and in time something much deeper begins to emerge. The more we learn about their inner thoughts and desires the more apparent it becomes that Guy and Doug may have finally found the love and affection that`s eluded them both for so long. Pure and deceptively simple the very knowing Just Say Love is truly a wonderful cinematic creation full of love.
Ten years after becoming the youngest winner of the CamÃ©ra d Or, Naomi Kawase returned to Cannes and claimed the prestigious Grand Prix for The Mourning Forest [Mogari no mori], a beautiful and contemplative portrait of grief. Machiko (Machiko Ono) is a young nurse who still carries the burden of her young son s death. Shigeki (Shigeki Uda) is an elderly widower and a resident at the nursing home where Machiko works. After celebrating Shigeki s birthday, Machiko takes him for a drive in the countryside, but their car breaks down and Shigeki absconds into the nearby forest. Machiko has no choice but to follow, and they become lost in the dense woodlands, before their fates eventually become entwined. Drawing comparisons to Shohei Imamura (particularly his Palme d Or winning The Ballad of Narayama) and Terence Malick, Naomi Kawase s The Mourning Forest is a hauntingly beautiful, symbolically rich masterpiece, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time ever on Blu-ray, in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: Stunning 1080p presentation on the Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD Uncompressed PCM audio on the Blu-ray High Definition Stills Gallery PLUS: A booklet featuring a statement from Kawase made at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, alongside stills from the films production
Limelight tells the story of a fading music hall comedian's efforts to help a despondent ballet dancer learn both to walk and feel confident about life again. The highlight of this moving Academy Award-winning film is the classic duet with Chaplin's only real artistic film comedy rival Buster Keaton.
Rikka is now a third-year student, but she still has 'chunibyo' syndrome. University entrance exams loom on the horizon, and it's spring break, and Yuta and Rikka are together as usual. One day, Rikka's older sister Toka declares that she's going to take Rikka to Italy with her, as Toka is moving to Italy for work and she thinks they should move together as a family. Yuta understands Toka's opinion, but thinks that at this rate he and Rikka will be separated. Shinka and the other members suggest that Yuta and Rikka should 'elope' and thus sets the stage for Yuta and Rikka's travels throughout Japan in their escape drama.