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Woody Allen: Six Films - 1971-1978 | Blu Ray | (03/10/2016)
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With these six films, Woody Allen made one of the most remarkable transitions ever seen in American cinema, from the slapstick buffoonery of the early, funny films to the Oscar-winning breakthrough of Annie Hall and the wholly serious Interiors. Along the way there's the Latin American revolutionary satire Bananas, genre-bending sex-education spoof Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Sex and hilarious time-travelling trips to a future America (Sleeper) and Napoleon-era Russia (Love and Death). All these early films star Allen himself, usually as a hapless victim of unfortunate events, aided by the likes of Diane Keaton (several times), John Carradine, Jessica Harper, Louise Lasser, Lynn Redgrave, Burt Reynolds, Gene Wilder and Daisy the sheep. But the the mature Woody Allen was first revealed in Annie Hall, a film firmly of its time and place (mid-1970s Manhattan) but also universal in its wry and witty examination of the foibles of human relationships. The claustrophobically Bergmanesque family drama Interiors once seemed like a startling change of direction, but now anticipates much of what came later. Collection includes: Bananas (1971) Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex *But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) Sleeper (1973) Love and Death (1975) Annie Hall (1977) Interiors (1978) Exclusive to this collection: Annie Hall and a 100-page hardback book featuring new and archive writing on all the films by Woody Allen, Michael Brooke, Johnny Mains, Kat Ellinger, John Leman Riley, Hannah Hamad and Brad Stevens.
Your Lie is in April - Part 1 Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (14/11/2016)
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Kousei Arima was a genius pianist unyil his mothers sudden death took away his ability to play. Each day was dull for Kousei. But then he meets one violinist by the name of Kaori Miyazono. This care-free, independent and sometimes short-tempered girl had an eccentric playing style that immediately fascinated Kousei. His once monotonous life was about to change forever. Contains the first 11 episodes with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
Lucky Star - Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (21/11/2016)
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When eating up a chocolate cornet, which end do you begin with, the top or the bottom? Which is the top and which is the bottom anyway? And for that matter what is a chocolate cornet? The proper way to eat pastries is only one of the many everyday occurrences explored by the girls of Ms Kurois class. Meet Konata, an athletic and intelligent girl too, dedicated to her favorite primetime animes and to excel in anything but otaku culture; Miyuki, the cute, bespectacled living example of moe with an encyclopedic knowledge of all subjects; Kagami, the bitter-sweet, tough but shy straight-man to Konatas teasing and pranks, and her younger fraternal twin sister, Tsukasa, a kind but air-headed klutz. Witness this study in the human condition as our heroines explore the unexplored in questioning the ordinary! Contains the complete series and OVA with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
Late Mizoguchi LTD EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) | Blu Ray | (28/10/2013)
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Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of The Rain And Moon) (Aka: Ugetsu)Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari is a highly acclaimed masterwork of Japanese cinema. Based on a pair of 18th century ghost stories by Ueda Akinari the film's release continued Mizoguchi's introduction to the West where it was nominated for an Oscar and won the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion award (for Best Direction). In 16th century Japan amidst the pandemonium of civil war potter Genjuro (Mori Masayuki) and samurai-aspirant Tobei (Ozawa Sakae) set out with their wives in search of wealth and military glory respectively. Two parallel tales ensue when the men are lured from their wives: Genjuro by the ghostly charm of Lady Wakasa (Kyo Machiko); Tobei by the dream of military glory. Oyu Sama (Lady Oyu) (Aka: Miss Oyu)Mizoguchi's Oyu-sama (Miss Oyu) is a poignant and contemplative tale of two sisters and their ill-fated relationship with the same man. At the core is Mizoguchi-regular Tanaka Kinuyo (who also stars in Ugetsu Monogatari) as the eponymous Oyu the older sister who allows marital customs to dictate the lives of those caught up in this complex love triangle. Continuing the director's fascination with the relationship between affairs of the heart and the social mores that shape and sometimes destroy them Mizoguchi transforms his subject matter into the realm of the transcendental through the use of long mobile shots - an approach that reaches its apotheosis in a take of almost six minutes - infused with humanity and emotion. Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Steward) (Aka: Sansho The Bailiff)Based on an ancient legend as recounted by celebrated author Mori Ogai (in his short story of the same name written in 1915) and adapted by Mizoguchi Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Steward aka Sansho the Bailiff) is both distinctively Japanese and as deeply affecting as a Greek tragedy. Described in its opening title as one of the oldest and most tragic in Japan's history Mizoguchi depicts an unforgettably sad story of social injustice family love and personal sacrifice - all conveyed with exquisite tone and purity of emotion. Set in Heian era (11th century) Japan it follows an aristocratic woman Tamaki (played by Tanaka Kinuyo who also stars in Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari) and her two children Zushio (Hanayagi Yoshiaki) and Anju (Kagawa Kyoko) who are separated by feudal tyranny from Tamaki's husband. When the children are kidnapped and sold into slavery to the eponymous Sansho (Shindo Eitaro) the lives of each of the family members follow very different paths - each course uniquely and insufferably tragic. Gion Bayashi (Gion Festival Music) (Aka: A Geisha)Gion Bayashi is a drama set in the world of the courtesan contrasting two different types of geisha - on one hand Eiko (Wakao Ayako) a sixteen-year old orphan who wishes to be taken in and trained; on the other Miyoharu (Kogure Michiyo) an older more experienced geisha who agrees to mentor the younger woman - living under the same roof in difficult personal circumstances. A fascinating subtle insight into the lives of these women in 1950s Japan. Chikamatsu Monogatari (A Tale from Chikamatsu) (Aka: The Crucified Lovers)Based on a centuries old tale with roots in real events Chikamatsu monogatari (A Tale From Chikamatsu aka The Crucified Lovers) tells the hauntingly tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant's wife Osan (Kyoko Kagawa) and her husband's employee Mohei (Kazuo Hasegawa) in an era when the punishment for adultery was crucifixion. When a series of innocent events lead to the false accusation of an affair the pair are forced to flee an almost certain death sentence. On the run the outlaw couple grow closer together drawn inexorably towards the romantic crime of which they are accused. In the hands of Mizoguchi Chikamatsu Mmnogatari depicts two people caught up in a constricted world where true love and social obligation are at odds. His portrayal of the lovers' dilemma lead famed director Akira Kurosawa to describe the film as 'a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.' Uwasa No Onna (The Woman in The Rumour)Released the same year as Chikamatsu monogatari Uwasa no onna (The Woman in the Rumour) offers a contrasting portrait of attitudes and mores concerning love and relationships. Set in a modern Kyoto geisha house the eponymous woman in the rumour is Hatsuko (Kinuyo Tanaka star of countless Mizoguchi films including The Life of Oharu in her last role for the director with whom she was often romantically linked) madame of her own geisha house. When Hatsuko ends up pursuing the same man as her daughter Yukiko (Yoshiko Kuga) both women are forced to confront their attitudes towards each other and the family business. Akasen Chitai (Red-Light District) (Aka: Street of Shame)Akasen chitai (Red Light District aka Street of Shame) - sadly the very last film by Kenji Mizoguchi - presents a vivid portrait of prostitution in 1950s Japan. In a Tokyo brothel named Dreamland - an obvious irony given the faded hopes of those who work there - the lives of five prostitutes intersect. Each has a very different story for how they entered the profession but what they share is the struggle to make sense of the red light district and its cycle of exploitation. Filmed shortly before the Japanese government's introduction of an anti-prostitution bill Akasen chitai is a compelling study of women torn between financial necessity and questions of conscience. It was nominated for the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and inspired French critic Jean Douchet to proclaim: 'For me along with Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux and Renoir's La R&egrave;gle du jeu the greatest film in the history of cinema'. Y&ocirc;kihi (Imperial Concubine Yang) (aka: The Princess Yang Kwei-Fei) Set many centuries ago Y&ocirc;kihi (Imperial Concubine Yang aka The Princess Yang Kwei-fei) recounts the Chinese legend referred to in its title. In eighth-century T'ang China widowed Emperor Hs&uuml;an-tsung (Masayuki Mori) reigns alone devoting his life to the composition of music. When he meets and falls in love with a beautiful young woman (Machiko Ky&ocirc;) who will become his imperial concubine a tale of political intrigue and rival dynasties is set in motion with ultimately tragic consequences.Sumptuously filmed in vibrant colour Y&ocirc;kihi is the most ancient of Mizoguchi's costume dramas yet its central themes of passion sorrow and the conflict between love and power remain timeless - it was also nominated for the Golden Lion at Venice. Special Features: High-definition 1080p transfers of all eight films Optional English subtitles Tony Rayns video discussions on each of the eight films Original trailers Approximately 200 illustrated pages of booklet material compiled together The first time Chikamatsu monogatari Uwasa no onna Akasen chitai and Y&ocirc;kihi have appeared on Blu-ray anywhere in the world Limited edition run of only 2000 copies
Harry Potter Collection - Years 1-7 Part 1 | Blu Ray | (11/04/2011)
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Titles Comprise: Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone: Harry Potter learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of a powerful witch and wizard and possesses magical powers of his own. At Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Harry embarks on the adventure of a lifetime discovering a world of magic and fantasy where he is destined to live. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets: Cars fly trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts spiders talk letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban: It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. More terrifying than his increasingly difficult classes is the fact that convicted murderer Sirius Black (Oldman) an associate of Lord Voldemort has escaped Azkaban prison and could be coming after him... Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire: Beset by nightmares that leave his scar hurting more than usual Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) is all too happy to escape his disturbing dreams by attending the Quidditch World Cup with his friends Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson). But something sinister ignites the skies at the Quidditch campsite; the Dark Mark the sign of the evil Lord Voldemort. It's conjured by his followers the Death Eaters who haven't dared to appear in public since Voldemort was last seen thirteen years ago - the night he murdered Harry's parents. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix: Harry returns for his fifth year of study at Hogwarts and discovers that much of the wizarding community has been denied the truth about his recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Fearing that Hogwarts' venerable Headmaster Albus Dumbledore is lying about Voldemort's return in order to undermine his power and take his job the Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge appoints a new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher to keep watch over Dumbledore and the Hogwarts students. But Professor Dolores Umbridge's Ministry-approved course of defensive magic leaves the young wizards woefully unprepared to defend themselves against the dark forces threatening them and the entire wizarding community so at the prompting of his friends Hermione and Ron Harry takes matters into his own hands. Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince: Voldemort is tightening his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds and Hogwarts is no longer the safe haven it once was. Harry suspects that dangers may even lie within the castle but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle that he knows is fast approaching. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1: Part 1 begins as Harry Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's immortality and destruction-the Horcruxes. On their own without the guidance of their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore the three friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
X-Men 1-3 Box Set | Blu Ray | (20/04/2009)
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X-Men The Movie (Dir. Bryan Singer 2000): Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rogue absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart) these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian McKellen) who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist unveils his sinister plan for the future... X-Men The Movie 2 (Dir. Bryan Singer 2003): The time has come for those who are different to stand united... The X-Men have to band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life while the Mutant Academy at Westchester is attacked by military forces prompting some uncomfortable home truths for Wolverine... X-Men The Movie 3 - The Last Stand (Dir. Brett Ratner 2006): Take a stand... When a pharmaceutical company publicises a 'cure' to suppress mutations lines are drawn amongst the X-Men led by Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart) and the Brotherhood a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally Magneto (McKellen).... The third film in the big-screen X-Men film franchise which plays host to the addition of fan-favourite characters (including Beast Juggernaut and Angel) further explorers the mutant human divide and also provides a glimpse into the fate of Jean Grey reborn as Phoenix...
The Big Bang Theory - Complete Season 1-5 (Exclusive to Amazon.co.uk) | Blu Ray | (03/09/2012)
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Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists the kind of beautiful minds that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon Leonard's roommate is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities... including love.
The Big Bang Theory - Season 1-6 | Blu Ray | (02/09/2013)
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Season 1Leonard and Sheldon are brilliant physicists the kind of beautiful minds that understand how the universe works. But none of that genius helps them interact with people especially women. All this begins to change when a free-spirited beauty named Penny moves in next door. Sheldon Leonard's roommate is quite content spending his nights playing Klingon Boggle with their socially dysfunctional friends fellow Caltech scientists Wolowitz and Koothrappali. However Leonard sees in Penny a whole new universe of possibilities... including love. Season 2The science of funny is back! At work physicists Leonard and Sheldon and their geek pals conquer the cosmos. At home real life from dating to driving conquers them. This season Leonard gets a girl. So does Sheldon. (Sheldon?!) Howard drives the Mars Rover into a ditch. Raj woos a terminator. Gorgeous girl-next-door Penny falls under the spell of Age of Conan. And super-smart &uuml;berconfident Leslie Winkle reduces mere men to spineless jellyfish. Twenty-three laugh-filled episodes from series creators Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men) and Bill Prady (Dharma &amp; Greg) and a talented cast with astronomical comedy I.Q.s show why Big Bang is such a big hit. Season 3Worlds collide in Season 3! A love affair with Penny has opened a big wide wonderful world of romance for Leonard. But Sheldon likes the world just the way it was thank you. All of which makes for a zany comic triangle with brainy clueless Sheldon and practical grounded Penny hilariously vying for the role of hypotenuse. This complete 3-Disc 23-Episode Season 3 Set also features Raj Howard tattoos football awkward dates jail time Stan Lee a The Lord of the Rings ring and all the fun of a series that only gets better. The Big Bang Theory has transformed from a cute comedy about eggheads and their hottie neighbor into an addictive ensemble piece that could be this decade's answer to Friends (Lynette Rice Entertainment Weekly). Season 4This season the Big Bang gang's romantic universe expands. On the rebound from Penny Leonard falls into the arms of Raj's sister Priya. Sheldon gets a girlfriend or rather a friend who is a girl: Amy a dour neurobiologist who declares herself besties with Penny. Howard and Bernadette heat up. And so do Raj and Bernadette (at least in Raj's Bollywood daydream). All in the furtherance of award-winning genius comedy. Season 5Regarding the opposite sex they're on a steep learning curve. In every other sense they're geniuses. Join physicists Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons) as they ponder black holes chemical deviations girls and other mysteries of the universe in all 24 phenomenally funny episodes of Season Five. With Penny (Kaley Cuoco) and Leonard's relationship in uncharted terrain Sheldon Howard (Simon Helberg) and Raj (Kunal Nayyar) discover that the feminine mystique is something that cannot be easily graphed or calculated. As they muddle through relationship bugs and romance re-launches they also discover it's nothing a good roll of the D and D dice or a paintball tournament can't solve. Season 6Whether on or above Earth hilarity is outrageously universal in TV's most popular comedy featuring four forward-thinking but socially backward geniuses. Fun discoveries multiply: Leonard learns jealousy is bad for a relationship (with Penny) but science is good for seduction (of Penny). Howard finds life in the International Space Station life is no escape from terrestrial turmoil between his mom and his new wife Bernadette. Raj meets someone special who may be a good match if he can keep her from fleeing mid-date. And then there's Sheldon. He learns what not to say after facing harassment charges or competing for tenure at work and how Dungeons and Dragons can be the icebreaker his relationship with Amy needs. For those who need laughter with scientific regularity this 24-episode Season Six set of The Big Bang Theory will rock your cosmos.
A Certain Magical Index Complete Season 2 Collection (Episodes 1-24) Blu-ray/DVD Combo | Blu Ray | (21/08/2017)
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**Complete Season 2 Collection DVD/Blu-ray Combo Pack** Includes 4 x DVD and 3 x Blu-ray discs. The showdown between science and magic continues in this exciting conclusion to the stellar second season of A Certain Magical Index! After a rare stroke of good fortune, Kamijo and Index embark on what should be a fabulous free trip to Italy. Unfortunately, Kamjio's rotten luck quickly returns, and they find themselves trapped in the middle of a clash between some very familiar battle nuns and a ruthless bishop hell-bent on inflicting punishment! Things don't get any easier back home as Misaka demands that Kamijo fulfill a promise from a penalty game, and an all-out war between sorcery and science threatens to erupt. To protect his friends and save Academy City, Kamijo may even be forced to team up with the ruthless and uniquely deadly Accelerator in the hopes of defeating a clandestine sect of nefarious magicians who want him dead! Contains episodes 1-24. Special Features: Episode Commentaries, Textless Openings, Textless Closings, U.S. Trailer, Trailers Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles
Maid Sama Collection | Blu Ray | (04/04/2016)
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Maid Sama Collection Things aren't easy for Misaki Ayuzawa. Not only is she the first female student council president at the formerly all-male Seika High, but she also works a job on the side to support her family after her dad leaves them in a mountain of debt. But Misaki doesn't just work any job - at night this straight-A student is secretly a waitress at a local maid cafÃ©! When Misaki's cool, aloof, and oh-so-handsome schoolmate, Usui Takumi, discovers her big secret, Misaki's double-life is in danger of being exposed to the whole school! Can Misaki convince Usui to keep her secret for her, or will the feared student council president be made into the student laughing stock? It's a triple serving of romance, comedy, and school house drama, with a dash of danger for flavour. And it's all served with a smile in Maid Sama!
Videodrome | Blu Ray | (17/08/2015)
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Combining the bio-horror elements of his earlier films whilst anticipating the technological themes of his later work Videodrome exemplifies Cronenberg&rsquo;s extraordinary talent for making both visceral and cerebral cinema. Max Renn (James Woods) is looking for fresh new content for his TV channel when he happens across some illegal S&amp;M-style broadcasts called &lsquo;Videodrome&rsquo;. Embroiling his girlfriend Nicki (Debbie Harry) in his search for the source his journey begins to blur the lines between reality and fantasy as he works his way through sadomasochistic games shady organisations and body transformations stunningly realised by the Oscar-winning makeup effects artist Rick Baker. Hailed by his contemporaries John Carpenter (&ldquo;he&rsquo;s better than all of us combined&rdquo;) and Martin Scorsese (&ldquo;no one makes films like he does&rdquo;) as a genius Videodrome was Cronenberg&rsquo;s most mature work to date and still stands as one of his greatest. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition digital transfers of the uncut version of Videodrome and four of Cronenberg&rsquo;s early works Original uncompressed mono audio tracks for all films Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films Limited Edition packaging fully illustrated by Gilles Vranckx Limited Edition Exclusive Extras VIDEODROME &ndash; BLU-RAY DISC 1 AND DVD DISC 2: Restored high-definition digital transfer of the unrated version approved by director David Cronenberg and cinematographer Mark Irwin Audio commentary by Tim Lucas the on-set correspondent for Cinefantastique Magazine and author of Videodrome: Studies in the Horror Film David Cronenberg and the Cinema of the Extreme &ndash; A documentary programme featuring interviews with Cronenberg George A. Romero and Alex Cox on Cronenberg&rsquo;s cinema censorship and the horror genre Forging the New Flesh &ndash; A documentary programme by filmmaker Michael Lennick on Videodrome&rsquo;s video and prosthetic make up effects Videoblivion: A brand new interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin A brand new interview with producer Pierre David AKA Jack Martin - Dennis Etchison author of novelizations of Videodrome Halloween Halloween II and III and The Fog discusses Videodrome and his observations of Cronenberg&rsquo;s script The complete uncensored Samurai Dreams footage with additional Videodrome broadcasts with optional commentary by Michael Lennick Helmet Test and Betamax Camera (2000) Cronenberg&rsquo;s short film starring Videodrome&rsquo;s Les Carlson Fear on Film: A round table discussion from 1982 with Cronenberg John Carpenter John Landis and Mick Garris Deleted scenes (TBC) Promotional featurette with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with Cronenberg James Woods Deborah Harry and Rick Baker Original theatrical trailers DAVID CRONENBERG&rsquo;S EARLY WORKS: BLU-RAY DISC 3 AND DVD DISC 4 [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of four Cronenberg films Transfer (1966) &amp; From the Drain (1967) Cronenberg&rsquo;s previously unavailable short films newly restored by the Toronto International Film Festival [7 &amp; 12 mins] Stereo (1969) &amp; Crimes of the Future (1970): Cronenberg&rsquo;s early amateur feature films shot in and around his university campus prefigure his later work&rsquo;s concerns with strange institutions (much like Videodrome&rsquo;s Spectacular Optical) as well as male/female separation (Dead Ringers) and ESP (Scanners). Newly restored from original lab elements [65 &amp; 70 mins] Transfer the Future &ndash; Author and critic Kim Newman discusses Cronenberg&rsquo;s early works COLLECTOR&rsquo;S BOOKLET [LIMITED EDITION EXCLUSIVE] An illustrated 100-page hardback book featuring new writing including Justin Humphreys on Videodrome in a modern context Brad Stevens on the alternate versions Caelum Vatnsdal on Cronenberg&rsquo;s early works extracts from Cronenberg on Cronenberg featuring Cronenberg&rsquo;s reminiscences of getting started in filmmaking and shooting all the films in this collection plus more illustrated with original archive stills
The Water Margin: Complete Series | Blu Ray | (05/09/2016)
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Finally after years of waiting, The Water Margin finally gets its release on Blu-ray. The Japanese producers made a full HD restoration of the Japanese materials and these were then merged with the UK titles and soundtrack. The restoration includes many deleted and shortened scenes never ever seen before. This is as good as it gets for Water Margin fans! The ancient sages said, Do not despise the snake for having no horns, for who is to say it will not become a dragon? So may one just man become an army. Nearly a thousand years ago in ancient China,at the time of the Song Dynasty, there was a cruel and corrupt government. These men riding are outlaws, heroes who have been driven to live in the water margins of Liang Shan Po, far to the south of the capital city. Each fights tyranny with a priceon his head, in a world very different from our own. The story starts in legend even then, for our heroes, it was said, were perhaps the souls reborn of other, earlier knights.
Berserk: Volumes 1-6 | Blu Ray | (06/02/2017)
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All 25 episodes of the anime adventure series set in a world of magic, war and politics. Episodes comprise: 'The Black Swordsman', 'Band of the Hawk', 'First Battle', 'The Hand of God', 'A Wind of Swords', 'Zodd the Immortal', 'The Sword's Owner', 'Conspiracy', 'Assassination', 'Noble Man', 'The Battle', 'Together', 'Prepared for Death', 'Bonfire of Dreams', 'The Decisive Battle', 'The Conqueror', 'Moment of Glory', 'Tombstone of Flames', 'Separation', 'Sparks', 'Confession', 'Infiltration', 'Eve of the Feast', 'The Great Eclipse' and 'Time of Eternity'.
The Bridge: Series 1 & 2 | Blu Ray | (03/02/2014)
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The iconic Ã¯Â¿Â½resund Bridge, which stands in the strait between southern Sweden and Denmark, connects the cities of Copenhagen and MalmÃ¯Â¿Â½. When a body is discovered lying directly across the line that divides these two countries a union between the respective cities' Police forces is forged and a working relationship between two very different detectives begins. Laid-back but louche Danish family man, Martin Rohde (Kim Bodnia) and the socially awkward, classic-Porsche driving Swedish singleton, ...
Killer Dames: Two Gothic Chillers by Emilio P. Miraglia Dual Format Blu-Ray + DVD | Blu Ray | (30/05/2016)
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At the height of the Italian giallo boom in the early 1970s, scores of filmmakers turned their hand to crafting their own unique takes on these lurid murder-mystery thrillers. This limited edition double pack features two distinctive offerings by Emilio P. Miraglia, which meld twisty whodunit narratives with gothic chills. In The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave, troubled aristocrat Alan Cunningham (Anthony Steffen, Django the B*stard), haunted by the death of his first wife Evelyn, tries to move on by marrying the seductive Gladys (Marina Malfatti, All the Colours of the Dark). Marital bliss is short-lived, however, as various relatives meet untimely and gruesome deaths, prompting speculation that a vengeful Evelyn has risen from the grave... Meanwhile, in The Red Queen Kills Seven Times, an age-old family curse hits sisters Kitty (Barbara Bouchet, Milano Calibro 9) and Franziska (Marina Malfatti) following the death of their grandfather Tobias (Rudolf SchÃ¼ndler, The Exorcist, Suspiria). Every hundred years, so the legend goes, the bloodthirsty Red Queen returns and claims seven fresh victims. Was Tobias just the first... and are Kitty and Franziska next? With both films making their worldwide Blu-ray debuts in stunning new 2K restorations, there has never been a better time to explore these little-seen giallo gems! LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Limited Edition box set (3000 copies) containing The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave and The Red Queen Kills Seven Times Brand new 2K restorations of the films from the original camera negatives High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (lossless DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray Discs) Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtracks Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtracks Limited Edition 60-page booklet containing new writing by James Blackford, Kat Ellinger, Leonard Jacobs and Rachael Nisbet THE NIGHT EVELYN CAME OUT OF THE GRAVE New audio commentary by Troy Howarth Exclusive introduction by actress Erika Blanc Writer Stephen Thrower on The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave The Night Erika Came Out of the Grave exclusive interview with Erika Blanc The Whip and the Body archival interview with Erika Blanc Still Rising from the Grave archival interview with production designer Lorenzo Baraldi Original Italian and US theatrical trailers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx THE RED QUEEN KILLS SEVEN TIMES New audio commentary by Alan Jones and Kim Newman Writer Stephen Thrower on The Red Queen Kills Seven Times Archival introduction by production/costume designer Lorenzo Baraldi Dead Ã Porter archival interview with Lorenzo Baraldi Rounding Up the Usual Suspects archival interview with actor Marino MasÃ© If I Met Emilio Miraglia Today archival featurette with Erika Blanc, Lorenzo Baraldi and Marino MasÃ© My Favourite... Films archival interview with actress Barbara Bouchet Alternative opening
Psycho-Pass Season 2 - Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (16/05/2016)
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It's been a little over a year since Inspector Akane Tsunemori chose to put her faith in the Sibyl System and keep its true nature a secret. Assigned to a new division with a few familiar faces, Akane and her team of Inspectors and Enforcers are charged with upholding the law in a society where just thinking about a crime is enough to get you locked away foreveror executed on the spot. Just as Akane settles into her new routine, a terrorist bombing in the center of the city shakes the System to its core and launches an investigation that uncovers a network of latent criminals who claim their leader has the power to lower their crime coefficients. After Enforcers begin turning up dead with cryptic messages scrawled near their bodies, Akane starts closing in on the answers she's looking forcompletely unaware that an even deadlier threat is lurking closer than she could ever imagine. Contains all 11 episodes with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Extras: Collector's Packaging Booklet Episode Commentaries Video Commentary Textless Songs Trailers Cast and Crew: Directed by Kiyotaka Suzuki Animation studio: Tatsunoko Production Music: Yuugo Kanno
Inglourious Basterds Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (07/12/2009)
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Although Quentin Tarantino has cherished Enzo G. Castellari's 1978 "macaroni" war flick The Inglorious Bastards for most of his film-geek life, his own Inglourious Basterds is no remake. Instead, as hinted by the Tarantino-esque misspelling, this is a lunatic fantasia of WWII, a brazen re-imagining of both history and the behind-enemy-lines war film subgenre. There's a Dirty Not-Quite-Dozen of mostly Jewish commandos, led by a Tennessee good ol' boy named Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) who reckons each warrior owes him one hundred Nazi scalps--and he means that literally. Even as Raine's band strikes terror into the Nazi occupiers of France, a diabolically smart and self-assured German officer named Landa (Christoph Waltz) is busy validating his own legend as "The Jew Hunter." Along the way, he wipes out the rural family of a grave young girl (Melanie Laurent) who will reappear years later in Paris, dreaming of vengeance on an epic scale. Now, this isn't one more big-screen comic book. As the masterly opening sequence reaffirms, Tarantino is a true filmmaker, with a deep respect for the integrity of screen space and the tension that can accumulate in contemplating two men seated at a table having a polite conversation. IB reunites QT with cinematographer Robert Richardson (who shot Kill Bill), and the colors and textures they serve up can be riveting, from the eerie red-hot glow of a tabletop in Adolf Hitler's den, to the creamy swirl of a Parisian pastry in which Landa parks his cigarette. The action has been divided, Pulp Fiction-like, into five chapters, each featuring at least one spellbinding set-piece. It's testimony to the integrity we mentioned that Tarantino can lock in the ferocious suspense of a scene for minutes on end, then explode the situation almost faster than the eye and ear can register, and then take the rest of the sequence to a new, wholly unanticipated level within seconds. Again, be warned: This is not your "Greatest Generation," Saving Private Ryan WWII. The sadism of Raine and his boys can be as unsavory as the Nazi variety; Tarantino's latest cinematic protégé, Eli (director of Hostel) Roth, is aptly cast as a self-styled "golem" fond of pulping Nazis with a baseball bat. But get past that, and the sometimes disconcerting shifts to another location and another set of characters, and the movie should gather you up like a growing floodtide. Tarantino told the Cannes Film Festival audience that he wanted to show "Adolf Hitler defeated by cinema." Cinema wins. --Richard T. Jameson
The Time Tunnel | Blu Ray | (20/03/2017)
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Seraph Of The End: Series 1 Part 2 (Blu-Ray) | Blu Ray | (05/12/2016)
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It's the beginning of the end for Yuichiro and the Moon Demon Company as the final twelve episodes of Seraph of the End Season One explode across the screen in this limited special collector's edition set! With Mika lost to the vampires in the Battle of Shinjuku, Yuichiro and his squad must truly master their Cursed Gear if they hope to survive. But when you are literally dealing with a devil every day, disaster is only one wrong move away. When a new threat rises in the form of Kureto Hiragi, the cruel lieutenant general of the Imperial Demon Army and a second war front in Nagoya, Guren and his team are sent on a suicide mission to destroy all vampire nobles. Thus the stage is set for the last stand of humanity as battles are joined, loyalties are tested and the final secret of the Seraph of the End is revealed. With artcards, character cards, a poster, a 30 page book of character profiles and background info together with a fantastic set of lenticular chibi stickers, Seraph of the End Season One Part Two Sepcial Collector's Edition is the definitive way to own the stunning conclusion to this hit anime series. SPECIAL FEATURES: Seraph of the Endless bonus episode Seraph of the End Trailers Music Clips TV Spots
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy (Episodes IV-VI) - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (08/04/2013)
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George Lucas's original Star Wars trilogy is a clever synthesis of pop-cultural and mythological references, taking classic fairy-tale themes, adding more than a dash of Arthurian legend, and providing cinematic high adventure inspired as much by Kurosawa's Samurai epics as by Flash Gordon and Buck Rogers. As a result, audiences of all ages can find something to identify with in Luke Skywalker's journey from disaffected teenager dreaming of adventure to Jedi Knight and saviour of the galaxy. He not only rescues a Princess, but discovers she's a close relative. And if there's a lesson to be gleaned from the Skywalker clan, it's that no matter how bad things get in the average dysfunctional family, it's never too late for reconciliation. Originally released in 1977, Star Wars, the first film, was made as a standalone. Perhaps that's why Obi-Wan Kenobi seems a tad inconsistent in his attitude towards his old pupil Anakin Skywalker, and perhaps also why Luke is allowed to develop a guilt-free crush on Princess Leia. Lucas's story, told from the point of view of the two bickering droids (a device taken from Kurosawa's Hidden Fortress), also borrows freely from Errol Flynn's Robin Hood, as does John Williams's seminal Korngold-inspired music score. Thanks in equal part to Leigh Brackett's screenplay and Irvin Kershner's direction The Empire Strikes Back (1980) is the most grown-up instalment in the series. The basic fairy-tale is developed and expanded, with the principal characters experiencing emotional turmoil--blossoming romance, mixed feelings and confused loyalties--amid a very real threat of annihilation as Darth Vader's motivations become chillingly personal. Luke's quasi-Arthurian destiny is complicated still further by the half-truths of his wizardly mentors; and swashbuckler Han Solo finds the past catching up with him, quite literally in the form of bounty hunter Boba Fett. The film is graced by more fabulous landscapes (ice, forest, clouds), more unforgettable new characters (Yoda), more groundbreaking special effects (the asteroid chase), and John Williams's finest score. The difficult third film, 1983's Return of the Jedi, seems schizophrenic in its intentions, hoping to please both the kiddies who bought all the toys and an older audience who appreciated the narrative's epic and mythological strands. The result is a film that splits awkwardly into two. One thread, which might be subtitled "The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker", pursues the story of the Skywalker family to a cathartic conclusion. The other thread, which might be described as "The Care Bears Go to War", attempts to say something profound about primitivism versus technological sophistication, but just gets silly as furry midgets doing Tarzan whoops defeat the Emperor's crack legions. In 1997 Lucas re-released the three original films in digitally remastered "Special Edition" versions, in which many scenes have been restored and enhanced (some would say "unnecessarily tinkered with"). Despite loud and continued criticisms from fans, these Special Editions are now considered definitive, if only by Lucasfilm. --Mark Walker