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  • Michael [Masters of Cinema] Blu-ray Michael Blu-ray | Blu Ray | (12/02/2018) from £12.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Based on Herman Bang's 1902 novel of the same name, Dreyer's film is a fascinating fin-de-siècle study of a decadent elderly artist (Benjamin Christensen) driven to despair by his relationship with his young protégé and former model, Michael (Walter Slezak). With suffocatingly sumptuous production design by renowned architect Hugo Häring (his only film work), this Kammerspiel, or intimate theatre, foreshadows Dreyer's magnificent final film Gertrud, by forty years with its Now I may die content, for I have seen great love epigraph. Michael was scripted by Dreyer with Fritz Lang's wife, Thea von Harbou (Metropolis, M, etc). It stars the director Benjamin Christensen (Häxan); Walter Slezak (Hitchcock's Lifeboat); Nora Gregor (Renoir's The Rules of the Game); Mady Christians (Ophüls' Letter from an Unknown Woman); and Karl Freund (who also shot Metropolis) in his only ever appearance as an actor. Freund lensed most of Michael too, but left to work on Murnau's The Last Laugh, and Rudolph Maté took over.

  • Sorcerer (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray] [1977] Sorcerer (40th Anniversary Collector's Edition) | Blu Ray | (06/11/2017) from £14.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Exiled from their home nations, four strangers from separate corners of the earth agree to undertake a dangerous mission to transport unstable dynamite through the dense jungle of South America in order to earn their passage home. When the slightest bump in the road could equal instant death, the real question is not whether these men will survive this nerve-shredding ordeal but who will they have become if they return at all? After the success of The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin began work on his biggest project to date. Seizing the moment, he embarked on an ambitious and lengthy shoot in the dense jungles of the Dominican Republic and like Werner Herzog with Fitzcoraldo and Francis Ford Coppola on Apocalypse Now, Friedkin battled the elements, came face-to-face with nature and emerged victorious. Now, 40 years since its release, Sorcerer is regarded by critics and filmmakers alike as a true lost cinematic masterpiece a feat of filmmaking that encapsulates the revolutionary artistry of 1970s American cinema that is a triumph to behold Special Features: Sorcerers A Conversation with William Friedkin and Nicolas Winding Refn (74 mins) The Mystery of Fate A letter from director William Friedkin Newly commissioned artwork to celebrate the 40th Anniversary Reversible sleeve containing the newly commissioned and original theatrical artwork

  • A Silent Voice - Standard Blu-Ray A Silent Voice - Standard Blu-Ray | Blu Ray | (30/10/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Your Name [Blu-ray] Your Name | Blu Ray | (06/11/2017) from £13.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the latest film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai. Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in collectors packaging and also includes a CD of the film soundtrack by RADWIMPS. Extras/Episodes: Film on Blu-Ray and DVD Collectors Packaging Soundtrack CD

  • My Neighbour Totoro (Blu-ray + DVD) [1988] My Neighbour Totoro (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (12/11/2012) from £14.98  |  Saving you £10.01 (40.10%)  |  RRP £24.99

    Hayao Miyazaki had been cradling the idea for this wonderful fantasy for a long time before he finally decided to write and direct it. Set in rural Japan during the 1950s, My Neighbour Totoro is full of the magical touches that Miyazaki has become famous for.Tatsuo Kusakabe and his two daughters, Mei and Satsuki, have moved to the country to be near their ailing mother who resides at a local hospital. As the girls explore their surroundings, the younger sibling, Mei, believes that the forest is inhabited by magical creatures, much to the amusement of her father and sister. However, one day Mei gets lost in the forest and discovers a group of Totoros - protectors of the forest. Eventually Mei convinces Satsuki to come with her and the three have a series of wonderful adventures together, as their mother begins to recuperate.Hayao Miyazaki's imagination is simply incredible and My Neighbour Totoro perfectly displays his talent to create stories and characters that you really care about. Aside from the variously sized Totoros there is the magnificently surreal 'Catbus' to contend with too! Also, you get a first look at the 'dust bunnies' - later seen in Spirited Away!

  • The Handmaiden Special Edition [Blu-ray] The Handmaiden Special Edition | Blu Ray | (07/08/2017) from £12.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From celebrated director Park Chan-wook comes a ravishing crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith from celebrated British Author Sarah Waters.

  • LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) LEGEND OF THE MOUNTAIN Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (19/03/2018) from £13.30  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Although most commonly associated with the Wuxia genre, in 1979 King Hu directed the epic fantasy-horror, Legend of the Mountain. Heavily influenced by traditional Chinese aesthetics and Zen Buddhist philosophy, it has come to be regarded as one of his greatest filmmaking achievements. A young scholar, Ho Yunqing (Shih Jun, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn), is tasked by an eminent monk to transcribe a Buddhist sutra said to have immense power over the spirits of the afterlife. To execute his work in peace, he travels to an isolated monastery deep in the mountains, where he encounters a number of strange people, including the mysterious and beautiful Melody (Hsu Feng, A Touch of Zen, Dragon Inn). As malicious spirits attempt to steal the sutra, Ho becomes entangled in a conflict between duelling forces of good and evil. Will he leave the mountain alive? Adapted from a Song Dynasty folk tale, Legend of the Mountain exemplifies King Hu's masterful command of spectacular visuals and philosophical insights into life and existence. Heavily edited upon release, the film has now been fully restored to its original length in stunning 4K, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time ever on home video in the UK, in a special Dual Format edition. BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: Limited Edition O-Card (2000 units) first print run only 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD Uncompressed LPCM mono audio Newly translated English subtitles A new video essay by critic and filmmaker David Cairns A new interview with Asian cinema expert Tony Rayns Trailer A collector's booklet featuring an abundance of archival writing and imagery

  • A Journey Through French Cinema [DVD] A Journey Through French Cinema | DVD | (04/12/2017) from £11.48  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Bertrand Tavernier writes and directs this documentary which looks at some of the most influential figures from French cinema during a period of 40 years up to the late 1970s. A life-long film fan himself, Tavernier profiles a number of renowned directors, actors and writers as he discusses the influence they have had on his own career and also the role each has played in French cinema history. Featuring archive clips and rare behind-the-scenes footage, the film focuses on key figures such as Jacques Becker, Claude Chabrol and Jean-Paul Belmondo.

  • L'Avventura [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1960] L'Avventura | Blu Ray | (30/05/2016) from £13.27  |  Saving you £14.72 (52.60%)  |  RRP £27.99

    MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI (La notte) invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960s cinema and a gripping narrative in its own right, L'avventura concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the coast of Sicily, and the search taken up by her disaffected lover (Once Upon a Time in the West's GABRIELE FERZETTI) and best friend (L'eclisse's MONICA VITTI, in her breakout role). Antonioni's controversial international sensation is a gorgeously shot tale of modern ennui and spiritual isolation. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring film historian Gene Youngblood Selected-scene commentary by filmmaker Olivier Assayas Antonioni: Documents and Testimonials, a fifty-eight minute 1966 documentary by Gianfranco Mingozzi Writings by director Michelangelo Antonioni, read by actor Jack Nicholson, plus Nicholson's personal recollections of the director New English subtitle translation Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey Nowell-Smith, along with the statement Antonioni made about the film and the letter that circulated in support of it after its 1960 Cannes premiere Click Images to Enlarge

  • The Mystery Of Picasso [Blu-ray] The Mystery Of Picasso | Blu Ray | (22/01/2018) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The Mystery Of Picasso Henri-Georges Clouzot, best known for his classic French thriller Les Diaboliques, took on a different mystery in 1956: the creative process and the essence of an artist, namely Pablo Picasso. Utilising transparent canvases so the camera of Claude Renoir could directly capture an artwork s creation, Picasso created 20 artworks for the film. At first, these are simple sketches in marker, but each grows in complexity until the final reel, when The Mystery of Picasso switches to a CinemaScope ratio and bursts into colour. One of the greatest documentary portraits of an artist of work, this release is accompanied by two other films of Picasso: Paul Haesaerts BAFTA-winning A Visit to Picasso from 1949 and a charming home movie by fellow artist Man Ray. Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation, from materials supplied by Gaumont Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Optional English subtitles A Visit to Picasso, Paul Haesaerts 1949 BAFTA-winning documentary on the painter, capturing Picasso at work in his Vallauris studio La Garoupe, a 1937 home movie by Man Ray, in black and white and colour, of Picasso and friends holidaying near Antibes Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by maarko phntm FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by author and illustrator John Coulthart

  • Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 1 [DVD] Digimon: Digital Monsters Season 1 | DVD | (03/10/2016) from £19.99  |  Saving you £20.00 (50.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    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

  • Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler's Revenge/Return of Cooler - DVD/Blu-ray Combo Dragon Ball Z Movie Collection Three: Cooler's Revenge/Return of Cooler - DVD/Blu-ray Combo | Blu Ray | (26/12/2017) from £16.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Cooler's Revenge: Cooler, brother of the fallen Frieza, travels to Earth on a mission to settle an old score with Goku. Backed by his evil Armored Squadron, Cooler aims to eliminate all of Goku's closest allies, starting with Piccolo and Gohan! The monster seeks vengeance, and he'll destroy the entire planet get what he came for. Return of Cooler: As an eerily familiar foe threatens the peaceful people of Namek, Goku and the Z-Fighters are summoned to save a world that is not their own. The face behind this heinous onslaught? None other than Cooler and his malevolent minions! The fate of Namek hangs in the balance, and victory won't be so easy the second time around!

  • Doctor Who: The Rescue & The Romans Doctor Who: The Rescue & The Romans | DVD | (23/02/2009) from £11.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    The Rescue: Arriving on the planet Dido in the late 25th Century the time travellers come upon a crashed spaceship from Earth. Its two occupants - a paralysed man named Bennett and a young girl Vicki - are living in fear of a creature called Koquillion a native whose people have apparently killed the other members of the human expedition. However the Doctor quickly deduces that Koquillion is in fact Bennett in disguise; it was he who killed the others in order to conceal an earlier murder he had committed on the ship. The Romans: The four time travellers are enjoying a rare holiday staying at a villa not far from Rome in the year 64 AD. The Doctor soon becomes restless and sets off to visit the city taking Vicki with him. In their absence Ian and Barbara are kidnapped by slave traders. Having been mistaken for the famous lyre player Maximus Pettulian and asked to perform at the Emperor Nero's Court the Doctor has to devise ever more elaborate schemes to avoid revealing that he cannot actually play the instrument. Ian meanwhile becomes a galley slave while Barbara is sold to Nero's slave buyer Tavius at an auction in Rome. Ian and a fellow slave named Delos escape from the galley when it is wrecked in a storm and make their way to Rome to try to find and rescue Barbara.

  • The Wages of Fear (Limited Edition Dual Format) [DVD] The Wages of Fear (Limited Edition Dual Format) | DVD | (23/10/2017) from £13.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    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 Joan Crawford Collection [DVD] [1945] The Joan Crawford Collection | DVD | (17/09/2012) from £11.99  |  Saving you £18.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Mildred PierceA classic American novel published to tie-in with a major new SKY series starring Kate Winslet.Whatever Happened to Baby JanePossessed

  • Son of Saul [DVD] Son of Saul | DVD | (27/06/2016) from £15.29  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes' blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child's body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity's darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory - and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

  • The Odd Couple [1967] The Odd Couple | DVD | (02/09/2002) from £5.49  |  Saving you £2.08 (16.00%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Neil Simon's classic stage comedy made an effortless transition to the big screen in 1967, when The Odd Couple provided Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau with a tailor-made mid-career affirmation of their status as two of cinema's greatest funny men. Lemmon is Felix, manically obsessed with cleanliness and housekeeping, struggling to understand why his wife wants a divorce. Matthau is Oscar, his slovenly poker-playing buddy who invites him to take the spare room and lives to regret it as they rapidly and comically come to grief like an old, totally incompatible, married couple, revealing exactly why their respective wives have had enough. "I don't think two single men living alone in a big eight-room apartment should have a cleaner house than my mother", Matthau wails, trying to make sense of the disintegrating situation. The pair devour Simon's typically sharp and witty script in a frenzy of classic one-liners that allow Lemmon's trademark twitchy neurosis and Matthau's baleful cussedness to flourish. Great as they are, though, they are nearly eclipsed in the funniest scene of the film by Monica Evans and Carole Shelly as a couple of British expatriate sisters from the apartment upstairs. Carry On innuendo briefly meets Manhattan repartee and the screen crackles with brilliance. It's a comic masterclass. On the DVD: The Odd Couple on disc has no extras apart from the original cinema trailer, but the film, presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, is pristine, Neal Hefti's score providing that instantly identifiable flavour of sophisticated 1960s American comedy. --Piers Ford

  • Bette Davis - Anniversary Collection Bette Davis - Anniversary Collection | DVD | (16/06/2008) from £9.99  |  Saving you £22.60 (64.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    To commemorate Bette's 100th birthday here are six films from her heyday: In This Our Life (Dir. John Huston) (1942): A young woman Stanley (Bette Davis) dumps her fiance Craig (George Brent) and runs off with her sister's husband Peter (Dennis Morgan). They marry settle in Baltimore and Stanley ultimately drives Peter to drink and suicide. Stanley returns home to Richmond only to learn that her sister and old flame have fallen in love and plan to marry. The jealous and selfish Stanley attempts to win back Craig's affections but her true character is revealed when she attempts to pin a hit and run accident on the young black clerk who works in Craig's law office. The Old Maid (Dir. Edmund Goulding) (1939): This is the sad story of Charlotte (Bette Davis) a woman whose circumstances force her to give up her illegitimate child and pose as the childs old maid aunt thereby facing a lifetime of maternal sacrifice. Miriam Hopkins provides effective counterbalance with her portrayal of Charlottes effusive cousin who raises the little girl. All This And Heaven Too (Dir. Anatole Litvak) (1940): A first-rate drama about a 19th century nobleman who falls in love with his childrens' governess and murders his wife The Great Lie (Dir. Edmund Goulding) (1941): After a newlywed's husband apparently dies in a plane crash she discovers that her rival for his affections is now pregnant with his child. Watch On The Rhine (Dir. Herman Shumlin and Hal Mohr) (1943): Set during WW2. An anti-Nazi leader escapes with his wife to America only to find himself being pursued and blackmailed by Nazi agents. Deception (Dir. Irving Rapper) (1946): Based on Louis Verneuils 1928 play Jealousy the film tells the story of pianist Christine Radcliffe separated from her great love cellist Karel Novak by World War II. Unexpectedly reunited with him Christine desperately strives to hide her wartime dalliance as the mistress of a wealthy sadistic composer (Rains) with devastating results. All films come with the extra content 'Warner Night At The Movies' - a special selection of extras that recreate the movie going experience of the time with newsreel footage featurettes and contemporary cartoons and trailers

  • In a Lonely Place [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1950] In a Lonely Place | Blu Ray | (16/05/2016) from £14.99  |  Saving you £13.00 (46.40%)  |  RRP £27.99

    One of the classics of the noir psychological thriller, In a Lonely Place is one of Humphrey Bogart's finest performances. He is almost unbearably intense as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter with high standards and a nasty temper who finds himself under suspicion when Mildred, a hat-check girl he knows, is found murdered. Immediately he gets an alibi from a neighbour, Laurel, and equally quickly, he recognises that this is a woman who meets his standards: the question is, as suspicion of his involvement in Mildred's death continues, can he make himself meet hers? This is a wonderful study in trust and suspicion and the limits of love; Bogart's performance is impressive simply because he is prepared to go well over the limits of our sympathy in the name of emotional truth. The scene where he explains imaginatively to a cop and his wife how the murder might have happened is a spine-chilling, creepy portrait of amoral artistic brilliance. Gloria Grahame is equally fine as the woman who lets herself love him, for a while. On the DVD: In a Lonely Place comes with an excellent documentary in which Curtis Hanson (LA Confidential) explains the importance of the film to him and discusses its place in the work of Bogart and the director Nicholas Ray; there is also a quick interesting documentary about the restoration and digitisation of classic films. The film is presented with a visual aspect ratio of 1.33:1 and with restored Dolby Surround sound that does full justice to the film's snappy dialogue and the moody George Antheil score. --Roz Kaveney

  • A New Leaf (1971) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) A New Leaf (1971) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (07/12/2015) from £10.81  |  Saving you £7.18 (39.90%)  |  RRP £17.99

    One of America’s greatest comic legends, Elaine May, made her debut as writer and director in the wonderful A New Leaf. Unanimously acclaimed from the start, but unavailable for many years, it now stands as a classic alongside Harold and Maude, Bananas and M*A*S*H* as a key film in the new direction of American screen comedy in the 1970s. The great Walter Matthau stars as Henry, a once-rich playboy who has obliviously spent his entire inheritance. Desperate to marry into further financial support, he meets Henrietta (Elaine May), a shy, awkward, though independently wealthy botany professor. What follows is a giddy tale of dubious legal advice, ruthless skullduggery and ferns. A most unorthodox romantic comedy, stuffed with deadpan hilarity and brilliant comic invention, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present its UK home video premiere in a new Dual-Format edition.

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