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  • Grave Of The Fireflies [1988] Grave Of The Fireflies | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £10.61  |  Saving you £5.38 (33.60%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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.

  • Ida [DVD] Ida | DVD | (24/11/2014) from £6.45  |  Saving you £9.54 (59.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Pawel Pawlikowski's critically acclaimed Ida is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the Nazi occupation. 18-year-old Anna (stunning newcomer Agata Trzebuchowska), a sheltered orphan raised in a convent, is preparing to become a nun when the Mother Superior insists she first visit her sole living relative. Naiive, innocent Anna soon finds herself in the presence of her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a worldly and cynical Communist Party insider who shocks her with the declaration that her real name is Ida and her Jewish parents were murdered during the Nazi occupation. This revelation triggers a heart-wrenching journey into the countryside, to the family house and into the secrets of the repressed past, evoking the haunting legacy of the Holocaust and the realities of postwar Communism. With this beautifully directed Oscar winning drama, Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for the first time in his career to confront some of the more contentious issues in the history of his birthplace. Powerfully written and eloquently shot, Ida a masterly evocation of a time, a dilemma, and a defining historical moment.

  • Sword Art Online II - Part 4 [DVD] Sword Art Online II - Part 4 | DVD | (27/06/2016) from £13.79  |  Saving you £6.20 (31.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Synopsis: ARC 3: MOTHER'S ROSARIO Hearing rumors about an undefeated player known as Zekken, Asuna decides to mount a challenge. Zekken has been seeking opponents to duel for an ultra-fast 11-hit combo original sword skill. Not a single challenger has been successful so far, will Asuna succeed where so many have failed? Contains episodes 20 24, the conclusion of Mothers Rosario. All episodes feature the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Cast and Crew: Directed by Tomohiko Ito Animation studio: A-1 Pictures Music: Yuki Kajiyra

  • The Grandmaster [DVD] The Grandmaster | DVD | (06/04/2015) from £2.49  |  Saving you £15.50 (86.20%)  |  RRP £17.99

    Martial arts drama written, produced and directed by Kar Wai Wong. Wing Chun grandmaster Ip Man (Tony Chiu Wai Leung) travelled from Foshan in China to Hong Kong after the Sino-Japanese War where he progressed within his martial art and took on his rival Gong Yutian (Qingxiang Wang). With Gong retiring and ready to announce his successor, Ip Man set up a school and started teaching his beloved art in order to find a suitable heir.

  • White Vengeance [DVD] White Vengeance | DVD | (20/08/2012) from £2.38  |  Saving you £11.88 (74.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Two brothers contend for supremacy during the fall of the Qin Dynasty in Imperial China. Liu Bang (Leon Lai) and Xiang Yu (Feng Shaofeng), became leaders of a rebellious army, and also became sworn brothers in battle. King Huai states that whoever can subvert the Qin kingdom in will be the Lord Qin, in order to benefit from the competition between Xiang Yu and Liu Bang. But who will emerge as the winner from this epic battle and survive to claim their path to the crown?

  • Harmonium (2016) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Harmonium (2016) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £12.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From the director of Au Revoir L'Ete and Hospitalité, Fukada s Harmonium is an off-kilter take on that most venerable of Japanese genres the family drama, which screened to great acclaim at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Un Certain Regard Jury prize. In this slow-burn Japanese thriller Toshio invites an old acquaintance, Yasaka (just released from prison) to come and live with his family. Toshio lives above the small workshop that he owns with his wife, Akie, and their daughter, Hotaru. It is not clear why Toshio offers Yasaka a job; it doesn t seem to be out of friendship or goodwill. Akie and Hotaru are wary of the new lodger, but with his persistent charm and goodwill, Yasaka befriends Toshio s wife Akié and as Yasaka starts teaching their daughter Hotaru to play the harmonium, the family s fragile domestic bliss is forever altered. Director Kôji Fukada is a master of incremental development, drawing the audience into the unfolding outcome. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES: High definition presentation Uncompressed PCM soundtrack on the Blu-ray Optional English subtitles A new interview with director Kôji Fukada Theatrical Trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an appreciation of the film by Jason Wood, Director's Statement and Interview with Kôji Fukada

  • Caramel Caramel | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £4.98  |  Saving you £13.01 (72.30%)  |  RRP £17.99

    In Beirut five women meet regularly in a beauty salon a colourful and sensual microcosm of the city where several generations come into contact talk and confide in each other. Layale loves Rabih but Rabih is married. Nisrine is Muslim and her forthcoming marriage poses a problem: she is no longer a virgin. Rima is tormented by her attraction to women and especially to this lovely client with long hair. Jamale is refusing to grow old. Rose has sacrificed her life to take care of her elderly sister. In the salon their intimate and liberated conversations revolve around men sex and motherhood between haircuts and sugar waxing with caramel.

  • Blue [1993] Blue | DVD | (23/07/2007) from £3.35  |  Saving you £16.64 (83.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Derek Jarman's final film which takes place against a stark blue background and features an interwoven soundtrack of voices and music.

  • Ninja Scroll Blu-ray Ninja Scroll Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (26/11/2012) from £5.89  |  Saving you £19.10 (76.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Manga is proud to present the anime classic, Ninja Scroll on Blu-ray for the first time ever! This new HD transfer of the classic action-anime from acclaimed director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Madhouse Studio (Summer Wars, Redline, Animatrix). A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

  • The Beast [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] The Beast | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusively in London in a version heavily cut by its nervous distributor The Beast is Walerian Borowczyk's most notorious film although it's much wittier and more playful than its subject matter might suggest. Lucy Broadhurst (Lisbeth Hummel) is due to inherit a substantial fortune but on condition that she marries the son of her late father's best friend. But Mathurin de l'Espérance (Pierre Benedetti) seems more interested in his horses than in his bride-to-be and when Lucy finds out about the story of his 18th-century ancestor Romilda (Sirpa Lane) and brings her to life in one of the most outrageous dream sequences in cinema history we begin to realise just how bizarre Mathurin's bloodline truly is. Receiving its Blu-ray world premiere this new high-definition restoration by Argos Films is supported by the original short-film version of The Beast and Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) Borowczyk's portrait of the painter Bona Tibertelli de Pisis and her erotic fusions of men women and molluscs. Special Features: New high definition digital transfers of the feature and the shorts Uncompressed Mono 2.0 PCM Audio Optional English subtitles Introduction by film critic Peter Bradshaw The True Story of the Beast of Gévaudan (1972) the original short-film version of The Beast Venus on the Half-Shell (1975) The Making of 'The Beast': camera operator Noël Véry provides a commentary on footage shot during the film’s production Frenzy of Ecstasy a new visual essay on the evolution of Borowczyk’s beast and the sequel that never was Motherhood Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original poster design Booklet featuring new writing on the film by Daniel Bird and archive pieces by David Thompson and Craig Lapper illustrated with original stills

  • Lady Chatterley [1993] Lady Chatterley | DVD | (07/10/2002) from £5.79  |  Saving you £1.60 (16.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Adapted by Ken Russell from D.H. Laurence's classic novels Lady Chatterley is a passionate love story which portrays the tempestuous and scandalous affair between an aristocratic young woman and her husband's gamekeeper. Joely Richardson plays one of fiction's most famous and passionate characters Lady Chatterley and Sean Bean' is Mellors the moody and intense gamekeeper with whom she falls in love. The adaptation of a book that was banned for 30 years made some of the most controversial and talked-about scenes in television history. It is also a moving love story filmed in glorious settings with sumptuous costumes and a brilliant British cast including James Wilby Ken Russell Shirley Anne Field and Hetty Baynes.

  • Priceless [2007] Priceless | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £3.39  |  Saving you £16.60 (83.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Priceless is a charming remake of the classic film Breakfast At Tiffany's and stars Audrey Tautou and Gad Elmaleh in the title roles. Jean (Gad Elmaleh) a shy young bartender is mistaken for a millionaire by a beautiful scheming opportunist named Irene (Audrey Tautou). When Irene discovers his true identity she abandons him only to find that a love-struck Jean has no intention of letting her get away. Jean's comical attempts to gain her affections gradually evolve into setting himself up as a gigolo at a luxury hotel until Irene finally starts to warm to her persistent persuasive suitor.

  • The Canterbury Tales (DVD + Blu-ray) The Canterbury Tales (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2011) from £7.99  |  Saving you £12.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The second part of Pasolini’s Trilogy of Life is based on the fourteenth-century stories of Geoffrey Chaucer. Plunging with gusto into some of the blackest and bawdiest of the tales, Pasolini celebrates almost every conceivable form of sexual act with a rich, earthy humour. The film’s visual magic is complimented by this new high-definition restoration.Special features Alternative English-language version presented with English-version inserts Original Italian trailer Exclusive new documentary exploring Pasolini’s significance on the Italian genre film Fully illustrated booklet including essays, reviews and biography A particular delight is the use of a largely British cast, including Hugh Griffith, Jenny Runacre and Tom Baker, which Pasolini himself takes the part of Chaucer.

  • The François Truffaut Collection [Blu-ray] The François Truffaut Collection | Blu Ray | (08/12/2014) from £20.45  |  Saving you £48.00 (68.60%)  |  RRP £69.99

    Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY.

  • Kurosawa: Classic Collection [DVD] Kurosawa: Classic Collection | DVD | (24/10/2011) from £21.69  |  Saving you £28.30 (56.60%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Akira Kurosawa, one of the cinema's greatest auteurs, has wowed audiences and inspired filmmakers as diverse as George Lucas and Sergio Leone. This essential 5-disc box set brings together five of his most profound masterpieces exploring the many complexities of life. Included here is the beautifully nuanced Ikiru (1952); the nuclear threat themed drama I Live in Fear (1949); the humane masterpiece Red Beard (1965); the acclaimed Maxim Gorky adaptation The Lower Depths (1957); and Kurosawa's acclaimed first colour film Dodes Ka-den (1970).

  • Arne Dahl Complete Series 1 DVD Arne Dahl Complete Series 1 DVD | DVD | (10/06/2013) from £11.48  |  Saving you £23.51 (67.20%)  |  RRP £34.99

    <strong>The Blinded Man - Part 1&2:</strong> 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...

  • Downriver [DVD] Downriver | DVD | (24/10/2016) from £10.12  |  Saving you £5.87 (36.70%)  |  RRP £15.99

  • Our Little Sister [DVD] Our Little Sister | DVD | (13/06/2016) from £6.95  |  Saving you £9.04 (56.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Three sisters - Sachi, Yoshino and Chika - live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father - absent from the family home for the last 15 years - dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral, and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings... Click Images to Enlarge

  • Andrei Rublev [Blu-ray] Andrei Rublev | Blu Ray | (11/07/2016) from £12.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Widely regarded as Andrei Tarkovsky's finest film, Andrei Rublev charts the life of the great icon painter through a turbulent period of 15th-century Russian history which was marked by endless fighting between rival Princes and Tatar invasions. Made on an epic scale, it does not flinch from portraying the savagery of the time, from which, almost inexplicably, the serenity of Rublev's art arose. The great set pieces the sack of Vladimir, the casting of the bell, the pagan ceremonies of St. John's Night and the Russian crucifixion - are tours-de-force of visceral filmmaking.

  • FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £10.06  |  Saving you £9.93 (49.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Shot in the UFA studios with a big movie star in the lead and all the special effects and production design resources any blockbuster of its time could wish for, FW Murnau's 1926 Faust represents a step up from his better-known Nosferatu. Oddly, Faust is a less familiar film than the vampire quickie and this release affords fans a chance to see what Murnau can do with an equally major fantasy story. Adapted neither from Marlowe's play Dr Faustus nor Goethe's verse drama, the script scrambles various elements of the legend and presents a Faust (Gosta Ekman) driven to summon the Devil by despair as a plague rages through the town, desperate to gain enough learning to help his neighbours. When this deal doesn't quite work out, because he is stoned by townsfolk who notice his sudden fear of the cross, Mephisto (Emil Jannings) offers Faust instead renewed youth and an opportunity to seduce a famously beautiful Italian noblewoman and then to return to his home village and get involved with the pure Gretchen (Camilla Horn). Like most versions of the story, it's episodic and some sections are stronger than others: the great stuff comes in the plague and initial deal sequences, though it picks up again for the tragic climax as Gretchen becomes the central figure and suffers horribly, freezing in the snows and burning at the stake. Jannings' devil, a gruesomely humorous slice of ham, is one of the great silent monster performances, reducing everyone else to a stick figure, and Murnau faces the challenge of topping his Nosferatu imagery by deploying a battalion of effects techniques to depict the many magical journeys, sudden appearances and transformations. On the DVD: Often seen in ragged, incomplete prints projected at the wrong speed, this is a decently restored version, running a full 115 minutes with a complete orchestral score. The original materials show some of the damage to be expected in a film of its vintage, but the transfer is excellent, displaying the imaginative art direction and camerawork to superb advantage. Aside from a nicely eerie menu, the sole extra is a full-length commentary originating in Australia: written by historian Peter Spooner but read by narrator Russell Cawthorne (who mispronounces the odd name). This provides an interesting wealth of background detail, such as Murnau's attempt to cast Hollywood's Lillian Gish as Gretchen, and delivers a balanced assessment of the film itself. --Kim Newman

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