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  • Branded to Kill [Dual Format DVD & Blu-ray] Branded to Kill | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £11.90  |  Saving you £8.09 (40.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Seijun Suzuki's absolutely mad yakuza movie Branded to Kill bends the hit-man genre so out-of-shape it more resembles a Luis Bunuel take on Martin Scorsese. Number Three killer Goro Hanada (Jo Shishido) is a hired gun who loves his work, but when he misses a target after a mere butterfly sets his carefully balanced aim astray, he becomes the next target of the mob. Goro is no pushover and easily dispatches the first comers, leaving them splayed in death contortions that could qualify for an Olympic event, but the rat-a-tat violence gives way to a surreal, sadistic game of cat and mouse. The legendary Number One mercilessly taunts his target before moving in with him in a macho, testosterone-laden Odd Couple truce that ends up with them handcuffed together. Kinky? Not compared to earlier scenes. The smell of boiling rice sets Goro's libido for his mistress so aflame that Suzuki censors the gymnastic sex with animated black bars that come to life in an animated cha-cha. Because Suzuki pushed his yakuza parodies and cinematic surrealism too far, his studio, Nikkatsu, finally called in their own metaphoric hit and fired the director with such force that he was effectively blackballed from the industry for a decade. It took about that long for audiences to embrace his audacious genre bending--Suzuki's pop-art sensibilities were just a bit ahead of their time. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com

  • Arne Dahl Complete Series 1 DVD Arne Dahl Complete Series 1 DVD | DVD | (10/06/2013) from £11.99  |  Saving you £23.00 (65.70%)  |  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...

  • Kikujiro [Blu-ray] Kikujiro | Blu Ray | (22/02/2016) from £14.00  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • Farewell My Concubine (Dual Format Edition) [DVD] Farewell My Concubine (Dual Format Edition) | DVD | (18/01/2016) from £11.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The panorama of 20th-century Chinese history swirls past two men, celebrated actors with their own decidedly specialised view of things. We first observe their lives as children at the Peking Opera training school, a brutal and demanding arena for future actors. While still in training, the effeminate Douzi is chosen to play the transvestite role and the masculine Shitou is chosen to play the royal role in a ritualised play about a king and a concubine. The actors are so good at this performance that they become identified with these roles for their entire careers; through World War II, through the takeover by the Communists, through the insanity of the Cultural Revolution, they are known for their famous parts. Leslie Cheung and Zhang Fengyi are powerful as the two men, and Gong Li (the beautiful leading lady of Raise the Red Lantern) plays the wife of the latter. The movie may be stronger on good old-fashioned melodrama than on profound conclusions, but boy, does it fill up the eyes. The director is Chen Kaige, one of the most talented members of China's "Fifth Generation" of filmmakers, whose daring subject matter (and sometimes bald international ambitions) have often irked the Chinese government. Indeed, though Farewell My Concubine shared the top prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival and snagged two Oscar nominations, it had difficulty gaining official approval from China. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

  • La Famille Belier [DVD] La Famille Belier | DVD | (28/09/2015) from £8.66  |  Saving you £4.30 (26.90%)  |  RRP £15.99

    For the B&amp;eacute;liers their sixteen-year-old daughter Paula is a vital member of their eccentric clan. As the only non-deaf member of the family she acts as their ears and mouth allowing the townspeople to communicate with the often misunderstood B&amp;eacute;liers. One day this harmony is thrown in to disarray when Paula discovers a raw and untapped gift for singing and with the encouragement of her music professor decides to audition for the prestigious Ma&amp;icirc;trise de Radio France music college in Paris. However this leaves Paula with a painful dilemma: does she stay with her family or take her first steps towards independence and adulthood?

  • Spione [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) (1928) Spione Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) (1928) | Blu Ray | (24/11/2014) from £11.45  |  Saving you £8.54 (42.70%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Fritz Lang&amp;rsquo;s penultimate silent film Spione [Spies] is a flawlessly constructed labyrinthine spy thriller. Hugely influential Lang&amp;rsquo;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 &amp;mdash; 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.

  • Fairy Tail: Collection 1 [DVD] Fairy Tail: Collection 1 | DVD | (22/07/2013) from £12.65  |  Saving you £12.34 (49.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    For the first time! Episodes 1-24 of the epic action-adventure series packaged in one DVD box set for your enjoyment. Lucy is a 17-year-old girl who wants to be a full-fledged mage. One day when visiting Harujion Town she meets Natsu a young man who gets sick easily by any type of transportation. But Natsu isn&#39;t just any ordinary kid he&#39;s a member of one of the world&#39;s most infamous mage guilds: Fairy Tail. Fairy Tail Part 1 collects the first 13 magical episodes of this amazing new anime series from the creators of Air Gear and Fullmetal Panic.

  • My Neighbour Totoro (Blu-ray + DVD) [1988] My Neighbour Totoro (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (12/11/2012) from £13.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (44.00%)  |  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!

  • Borgen: Season 3 [DVD] Borgen: Season 3 | DVD | (16/12/2013) from £14.40  |  Saving you £15.59 (52.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Can you attain power and still be yourself? Over two years have passed and Birgitte Nyborg is no longer the Prime Minister of Denmark. Disillusioned with the way her old party is heading she decides to try to make a comeback by publicly challenging the incumbent Party Chairman. Failing narrowly in this attempt Birgitte assesses her options and concludes that her only way back into politics is to start again and found a new political party. Forging an unlikely alliance with journalist Katrine F&amp;oslash;nsmark who becomes her new media adviser and spokesman the third season of Borgenfollows the journey of Nyborg and her new party towards a taking a fresh shot at parliament and fighting her way back to power back to Borgen.

  • Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collection [DVD] Tokyo Ghoul Season 1 Collection | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £18.49  |  Saving you £6.50 (26.00%)  |  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

  • Agatha Christie's Poirot - Collection 9 [DVD] Agatha Christie's Poirot - Collection 9 | DVD | (18/11/2013) from £10.20  |  Saving you £14.79 (59.20%)  |  RRP £24.99

  • Cash [Blu-ray] Cash | Blu Ray | (30/01/2012) from £12.39  |  Saving you £7.60 (38.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    It's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys in this slick, densely plotted thriller. Cash (Jean Dujardin) is a suave and well-mannered outlaw who specialises in grand-scale heists When Cash's brother and partner in crime Solal (Clovis Cornillac) is killed by members of a rival outfit who try to force their way into a carefully planned heist, Cash joins forces with Maxime Dubreuil (Jean Reno), a gifted veteran thief who brings along his beautiful protege Garance (Alice Taglioni).

  • Pasolini (DVD) Pasolini (DVD) | DVD | (26/10/2015) from £11.48  |  Saving you £8.51 (42.60%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Written and directed by cult filmmaker Abel Ferrara (Driller Killer, Bad Lieutenant, Welcome to New York), this dark, daring drama tells the story of the fateful final days of the controversial filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini. Having recently finished Salò, or 120 Days of Sodom Pasolini has enraged audiences, critics and politicians with his homosexuality and the scandal that surrounds his films. Focusing on both his private and professional life, the film explores the inner-world of Pasolini in the days before his violent death. Starring Willem Dafoe (The Last Temptation of Christ) as the great auteur, and featuring Ninetto Davoli, who acted in many of his films, Pasolini is a powerful and evocative look into the dark world of one of cinema's most controversial figures, as seen through the eyes of one of modern cinema's most astonishing and surprising directors.

  • Bande a Part (Blu-ray) Bande a Part (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016) from £14.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

  • 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.

  • FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) FAUST (Masters of Cinema) (DVD & BLU-RAY DUAL FORMAT) | Blu Ray | (18/08/2014) from £10.65  |  Saving you £9.34 (46.70%)  |  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

  • Grave Of The Fireflies (Blu-ray + DVD) [1988] Grave Of The Fireflies (Blu-ray + DVD) | Blu Ray | (01/07/2013) from £13.99  |  Saving you £11.00 (44.00%)  |  RRP £24.99

    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. <i>Grave Of The Fireflies</i> is a tale of the true tragedy of war and innocence lost, not only of the abandoned yo...

  • The Connection [DVD] The Connection | DVD | (19/10/2015) from £10.35  |  Saving you £5.64 (35.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    Marseille, 1975. Young investigating magistrate Pierre Michel arrives with his wife and children in a city riddled with organised crime. He sets to work tackling the French Connection, a mafia organisation that exports heroin around the world. Despite protests from his family and colleagues, he sets his own safety aside to embark on a personal crusade against Gaëtan Zampa, the iconic underworld figure and untouchable godfather of the French Connection. But as he delves deeper into the case, Pierre releases his old methods no longer apply. Thrilling and visually stunning, THE CONNECTION delivers an action-packed view of 1970s Marseille, with a dazzling performance by Jean Dujardin, Academy Award-winning star of THE ARTIST.

  • Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set) Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set) | Blu Ray | (01/04/2015) from £19.99  |  Saving you £30.00 (60.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK these stunning films by master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini are all undisputed classics of world cinema. This limited edition Blu-ray box set includes Rossellini&amp;rsquo;s celebrated War Trilogy made during and immediately after World War II &amp;ndash; Rome Open City Pais&amp;agrave; and Germany Year Zero &amp;ndash; as well as his controversial 1948 film L&amp;rsquo;Amore starring Anna Magnani and Federico Fellini. These are the films that established Roberto Rossellini&amp;rsquo;s as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. All of the films in this strictly limited Blu-ray box set (of 3000 numbered units) have been restored in 4K. Features: Restored versions of Rome Open City (1945) Pais&amp;agrave; (1948) Germany Year Zero (1948) L&amp;rsquo;Amore (1948) Booklet with film notes and complete credits Other extras TBC

  • Pasolini (Blu-ray) Pasolini (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (26/10/2015) from £10.99  |  Saving you £9.00 (45.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

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