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  • Late Autumn [DVD + Blu-ray] Late Autumn | Blu Ray | (23/05/2011) from £8.29  |  Saving you £11.70 (58.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    When nostalgia about college days inspires a group of middle-aged men businessmen to match-make for a widow played by Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story) and her daughter they have no idea of the strife their careless interference will cause. Late Autumn's examination of familial upheaval moves effortlessly from comedy to pathos and is amongst Ozu's finest post-war films. Included here is Ozu's moving silent drama A Mother Should be Loved (1934). Young Sadao struggles to come to terms with the discovery that he is not the son of his father's widow. His fragile acceptance of this is soon disrupted.

  • Spione [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) (1928) Spione Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) (1928) | Blu Ray | (24/11/2014) from £11.33  |  Saving you £8.66 (43.30%)  |  RRP £19.99

    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.

  • The Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star Twin Pack [DVD] The Place Promised in Our Early Days / Voices of a Distant Star Twin Pack | DVD | (21/11/2016) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From Makoto Shinkai the man hailed as Japan's new Miyazaki come two unusual and evocative tales of love and relationships. In Voices of a Distant Star when a mysterious alien force begins to attack Earth young Mikako feels compelled to join the resistance. But when she does so she leaves behind the young man that she loves. As she flies further into deep space the time between her messages to him becomes days then months and finally years. While she ages a few days he grows years older. Can love transcend time and space? The Place Promised in Our Early Days follows the lives of three young people as they grow from middle school into adulthood. A mysterious tower provides a powerful magnet for their ambitions and dreams but when Sayuri suddenly disappears Hiroko and Takyua find themselves on divergent paths. It will take time and the threat of war to draw the friends back together again. But will it be too late? Or will love provide the key to conquer all See how one of Japan’s most talented new directors started their careers in anime right here! Extras Collector’s packaging and other content to be confirmed shortly! Includes Travelling Daru short from Comix Wave

  • Black Butler Complete Series Box Set [DVD] Black Butler Complete Series Box Set | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £19.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The Butler From Hell!Ciel Phantomhive is the most powerful boy in all of England, but he bears the scars of unspeakable suffering. Forced to watch as his beloved parents were brutally murdered, Ciel was subsequently abducted and violently tortured. Desperate to end his suffering, the boy traded his own soul for a chance at vengeance, casting his lot with the one person on whom he could depend: Sebastian, a demon Butler summoned from the very pits of hell.Together, they'll prowl the darkest alleys of London on a mission to snuff out those who would do evil. They're a rare sight, these two: the Butler who dismembers with dazzling cutlery and the Young Master who carries the devil's marking. Rest assured that wherever they may be headed, it'll be one hell of a ride.

  • Kung Fu Killer [DVD] Kung Fu Killer | DVD | (23/02/2015) from £3.99  |  Saving you £10.06 (67.10%)  |  RRP £14.99

    Action thriller written and directed by Teddy Chan. Former martial arts instructor and current prisoner Ha Hou-Mou (Donnie Yen) offers to help the police force in their hunt for a mysterious serial killer targeting martial arts masters and quickly surmises that the killer is working his way through masters who he believes are weaker than himself. Ha returns home to learn more of the secret weapon known as the moon shadow which is being left at the crime scenes by the suspect, an action that makes the police believe he is in league with the killer. Meanwhile, things get even worse for Ha when the woman he loves is targeted, forcing him to make some difficult decisions about his relationship with the martial arts code.

  • Open Your Eyes [1997] Open Your Eyes | DVD | (24/09/2007) from £5.79  |  Saving you £10.20 (63.80%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Alejandro Amenabar directs Penelope Cruz in the film that would later be remade by Hollywood as Vanilla Sky (Dir. Cameron Crowe 2001). In this steamy intriguingly complex psychological thriller the line between reality and fantasy is hopelessly blurred. Cesar tries to make sense of his life after a car crash leaves his once-handsome face grotesquely disfigured. After he is placed into a psychiatric penitentiary for a murder he doesn't remember committing Cesar's only hope is to delve into the depths of his subconscious mind where the answer to ending his living nightmare lies in his dreams.

  • Jean Cocteau Collection Jean Cocteau Collection | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    This stunning Jean Cocteau box set features Le Sang D'Un Poete (aka: The Blood Of The Poet) and Testament D'Orphee (aka: Testament Of Orpheus). Also an artist poet playwright and novelist Jean Cocteau is widely regarded as one of the most pioneering and important avant-garde directors cinema has produced. His debut Le Sang D'Un Poete and swansong La Testament D'Orphee are released here together in a boxset for the first time in the UK; made 30 years apart they bookend his filmic career and are both masterpieces of the avant-garde movement of which he was at the heart. Cocteau released 12 films in his lifetime including the award-winning La Belle Et La Bete (1946) perhaps his most accessible (and therefore well-known) work. Though often described as a poet first and foremost Cocteau's films were also infused with the phantasmorgorical surrealist imagery and rich symbolism characteristic of all his work. Le Sang D'un Poete (1930): In an artist's studio an unfinished statue comes to life. The lips of its androgynous face move pressing a kiss to the artist's hand. At the statue's demand he plunges it into a mirror. Le Testament D'orphee (1960): Jean Cocteau gave the cinema a truly abstract piece of work as his swansong in which the mind of a poet (played by Cocteau himself) takes control of reality twisting and re-moulding it until it bears not the slightest resemblance to reality as we know it in real life.

  • Tokyo Sonata [Masters of Cinema] (Dual Format Edition) [Blu-ray] Tokyo Sonata (Dual Format Edition) | Blu Ray | (13/02/2012) from £9.48  |  Saving you £10.51 (52.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Kiyoshi Kurosawa — the hugely acclaimed Japanese director famous for his groundbreaking, existential horror films such as Cure and Kairo [Pulse] — set Cannes alight in 2008 with this highly topical film: an eerie, poignant reflection on the mass uncertainty sweeping the world. When Ryuhei Sasaki (played by Teruyuki Kagawa) is unceremoniously dumped from his ‘safe’ company job, his family's happy, humdrum life is put at risk. Unwilling to accept the shame of unemployment, the loyal salaryman decides not to tell anyone, instead leaving home each morning in suit and tie with briefcase, spending his days searching for work and lining up for soup with the homeless. Outstanding performances; serene, elegant direction; and Kurosawa's trademark chills are evident as he ratchets up the unsettling atmosphere and the grim hopelessness of Sasaki's unemployment. Special Dual Format Edition includes: 1080p Blu-Ray transfer in the original aspect ratio Making of documentary Q&A, Tokyo, September 2008 Premiere footage, Tokyo, September 2008 DVD discussion UK Trailer 28 page colour booklet

  • High School DxD Season 3 [Dual Format] [Blu-ray] High School DxD Season 3 | Blu Ray | (31/10/2016) from £29.19  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • The Great Beauty [DVD] The Great Beauty | DVD | (13/01/2014) from £6.64  |  Saving you £9.04 (56.50%)  |  RRP £15.99

    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.

  • Angry Birds Toons: Volume 1 [DVD] Angry Birds Toons: Volume 1 | DVD | (02/12/2013) from £4.24  |  Saving you £8.75 (67.40%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Life isn’t easy on Piggy Island for the Angry Birds. Red and his fearless feathered companions Chuck Matilda Bomb the Blues and Terence must band together to protect their eggs and their future from the wily plotting of the Bad Piggies! Angry Birds Toons brings to life the characters and adventures from one of the most beloved games in history now as mini episodes for the whole family to enjoy.

  • Black Book [2006] Black Book | DVD | (30/04/2007) from £3.24  |  Saving you £15.80 (79.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In 1944 the young Jewish woman Rachel Steinn tries together with her family and other Jews to flee the Nazi-occupied part of the Netherlands to the liberated southern part of the country by boat. However getting there proves more difficult than any of them could imagine...

  • The Dead Zone [1983] The Dead Zone | DVD | (04/03/2002) from £8.74  |  Saving you £-2.75 (-45.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    One of the very best Stephen King film adaptations, The Dead Zone is imbued with an ever-present atmosphere of dread. Shot in a permanently wintry Canada (standing in for New England), the icy backdrops are subtly employed by director David Cronenberg to accentuate the story’s fatalistic tone. Cronenberg’s welcome emphasis for the most part on psychological terror over physical shocks (something of a change of direction for him after The Brood and Scanners) is further enhanced by composer Michael Kamen’s marvellously chilly music score and Christopher Walken’s understated yet dominating central performance as high school teacher Johnny Smith, who wakes from a coma following a car crash to learn that he has been cursed with the gift of second sight. That his uncanny ability is indeed a curse and definitely not a blessing is made abundantly clear: even when Johnny is able to save people’s lives, there is always a price to pay. The cosmic law of Karma is grimly unforgiving. Herbert Lom, as Johnny’s sympathetic doctor, sums up the character’s plight, "Some things just weren’t meant to be." And even when Johnny learns the terrible secret of future Presidential candidate Greg Stillson (a villainous Martin Sheen), he knows he cannot act without accepting the fatal consequences. Brooke Adams, as the love of Johnny’s life, and Tom Skerrit, as the quietly desperate sheriff on the trail of a serial killer, are excellent in support. On the DVD: this disc comes with a chunky accompanying booklet with background notes on the film, cast and director, as well as a script excerpt for the originally planned pre-credits sequence (in the finished film we assume Johnny’s second sight is a result of the car accident--this earlier screenplay follows the book more closely). The movie itself--which features the "scissor-suicide" scene uncut--is accompanied by a chatty and informative commentary from film critics Stephen Jones and Kim Newman (a regular Amazon.co.uk contributor). Both the 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen picture and the Dolby 5.1 sound are adequate if unexceptional. --Mark Walker

  • The Beat That My Heart Skipped The Beat That My Heart Skipped | DVD | (27/06/2006) from £3.44  |  Saving you £13.70 (68.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    In this follow-up to his critical success Read My Lips Jacques Audiard has adapted and updated James Toback's cult 1978 noir Fingers to come up with this memorable character study about a young man torn between a life of crime and classical music. Romain Duris in a standout performance portrays the 28 year-old Tom who seems destined to follow in his father's footsteps as a Parisian property shark working in a sleazy and sometimes brutal milieu. However a chance encounter with his late mother's music agent rekindles a desire for a musical career and hope for a better life. The Beat That My Heart Skipped premiered at Berlin 2005 where it played to enthusiastic audiences and won the Silver Bear for Best Score in addition to securing Best Film Not In The English Language at the 2006 BAFTA ceremony

  • The Unknown Girl [Blu-ray] The Unknown Girl | Blu Ray | (06/02/2017) from £8.64  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Jenny, a young general practitioner, feels guilty for not having opened the door of her practice to a girl who is found dead shortly after. On learning from the police that they have no way of identifying her, Jenny has only one goal: to discover the name of the young girl so that she will not be buried anonymously so that she will not disappear as if she had never lived.

  • Journey to the Shore (2015) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Journey to the Shore (2015) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (23/05/2016) from £12.23  |  Saving you £7.76 (38.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Director award in Cannes, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's Journey to the Shore confirms the director's place as a contemporary auteur. Mizuki's husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner Starring two of Japan's biggest actors, Tadanobu Asano and Eri Fukatsu, Kurosawa's film is a beautifully shot love story that challenges our usual conceptions of life, death and half-life. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film to UK audiences in this special edition Dual Format release.

  • Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collection [DVD] Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collection | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £17.25  |  Saving you £7.00 (28.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    In modern day Tokyo society lives in fear of Ghouls: mysterious creatures who look exactly like humans yet hunger insatiably for their flesh. None of this matters to Ken Kaneki a bookish and ordinary young man until a dark and violent encounter turns him into the first ever Ghoul-human half breed. Trapped between two worlds Ken must survive the violent conflicts of warring Ghoul factions while attempting to learn more about Ghoul society his newfound powers and the fine line between man and monster. Features: Episode 4 Commentary (English 2.0 Austin Tindle Brina Palencia J. Michael Tatum Mike McFarland) Episode 12 Commentary (English 2.0 Austin Tindle Monica Rial Christopher R. Sabat Mike McFarland) Kaneki in Black and White Japanese Commercials Promotional Videos Preview Collection

  • Queer As Folk [1999] Queer As Folk | DVD | (01/10/1999) from £8.99  |  Saving you £8.01 (32.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Television has become so much a part of our lives that it rarely surprises us anymore, so when a series like Queer as Folk comes along--truly shocking and genuinely touching--it's an event to be remembered. Originally broadcast as eight half-hour episodes on Channel 4, QAF follows the lives of three men through life, love and all the travails of such in Manchester. That the protagonists are all gay--and Nathan (Charlie Hunnam) is just 15 years old--is treated as matter of course, and were it not for the fact that every character who is introduced is so vividly realised, it would be the only point. The ultimate triumph of QAF is not that the explicit, explosive subject matter is handled (mostly) tastefully, or that it made it on screen at all--it's that the characters are so intriguing that the unflinching looks at sex and relationships almost fade completely into the background. The series certainly starts with a bang: in the first episode, young Nathan is deflowered, Stuart (Aiden Gillen) becomes a father and Vince (Craig Kelly) pines away with an unrequited love that quickly establishes itself as the series' main theme. (That Vince spends half of QAF with a boyfriend complicates the situation some.) Nathan has already come to terms with his sexuality by the time the series starts, but that doens't mean that the rest of his family--or his fellow students--have; Stuart, the biggest (or, at least, busiest) stud in town, and QAF's approaches 30 and starts to re-examine his life; and Vince has to live with the rest of them. The parents, families, friends and co-workers of all involved get plenty of screen time, and occasionally steal the scenes themselves--especially Denise Black (hairdresser Denise Osbourne from Coronation Street). The DVD includes a Photo Gallery and a handful of interviews, which add little to the package. --Randy Silver

  • Rust and Bone [Blu-ray] Rust and Bone | Blu Ray | (25/02/2013) from £9.79  |  Saving you £13.20 (57.40%)  |  RRP £22.99

    Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts)is a homeless man who dreams to be a professional boxer. When he is suddenly put in charge of his five year old son, he takes refuge with his sister in her beachside town. While at his new job as a nightclub bouncer, he meets Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), a beautiful and confident woman who trains killer whales at Marineland. He gives her his number not expecting that she'll ever call. After a tragic accident leaves Stephanie in a wheelchair, she surprisingly turns to Ali for support. They begin to find new hope when Ali enters the dangerous world of underground boxing. Rust and Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard (A Prophet), is a gritty and powerful film about the battle to find meaning in life.

  • The Killing of Sister George The Killing of Sister George | DVD | (01/01/2008) from £4.08  |  Saving you £1.91 (31.90%)  |  RRP £5.99

    When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to change. For June is referring to her character Sister George, a loveable nurse she portrays in a popular daytime serial. To make matters worse, the widowed executive at the BBC responsible for the decision to kill off Sister George - Mercy Croft (Coral Browne) is also a predatory lesbian who is after Childie and will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

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