Winner of the Special Jury Prize at Cannes, Kwaidan features four nightmarish tales adapted from Lafcadio Hearn's classic Japanese ghost stories about mortals caught up in forces beyond their comprehension when the supernatural world intervenes in their lives: The Black Hair, The Woman of the Snow, Hoichi the Earless, and In a Cup of Tea. Breathtakingly photographed entirely on hand-painted sets, the film is an abstract wash of luminescent colours from another world. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the complete 183-minute original Japanese cut of Masaki Kobayashi's masterpiece on Blu-ray. Special Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from Criterion's 2K digital restoration of Kobayashi's original director's cut Original monaural Japanese soundtrack Optional English subtitles Kim Newman on Kwaidan a new interview with the film critic and writer Shadowings [35 mins] a new video essay by David Cairns and Fiona Watson Original trailers PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring reprints of Lafcadio Hearn's original ghost stories; a survey of the life and career of Masaki Kobayashi by Linda Hoaglund ; and a wide ranging interview with the filmmaker, the last he'd ever give
From Nicholas Pileggi's true-life best-seller Wiseguy, GoodFellas explores the criminal life like no other movie. Directed and cowritten by Martin Scorsese, it was judged 1990's Best Picture by the New York, Los Angeles and National Societies of Film Critics and named to the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Films List. Electrifying performances abound, and from a standout cast that includes Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino, Joe Pesci walked off with the Best Supporting Actor Academy AwardÂ®*. It bristles with passion, wit and style and endures as an American classic (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). This limited edition set includes: Goodfellas in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray feature and bonus disc Limited Edition SteelBook Case Exclusive Enamel Pin Mama Scorsese's Meat Sauce & Meatball Recipe Special Features: TWO COMMENTARIES: Cast and Crew Cop and Crook DOCUMENTARY INCLUDING INTERVIEW WITH THE DIRECTOR, CASTAND SOME OF YOUR ALL-TIME FAVOURITE MOVIE GANGSTERS! Join some of Martin Scorsese's greatest gangsters Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Jack Nicholson and Joe Pesci to discover what it's like to act for perhaps the greatest gangster director of them all. Getting Made Made Man The Workaday Gangster Paper Is Cheaper Than Film Theatrical Trailer And More!
4 ESSENTIAL FILMS FROM THE MASTER OF SUSPENSE Universally recognized as the Master of Suspense, the legendary Alfred Hitchcock directed some of cinema's most thrilling and unforgettable classics. The Alfred Hitchcock Classics Collection features four iconic films from the acclaimed director's illustrious career including Rear Window, Vertigo, Psycho and The Birds in stunning 4K resolution. Starring Hollywood favourites such as James Stewart, Grace Kelly, Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Tippi Hedren, Kim Novak and Rod Taylor, this essential collection features hours of bonus features as well as the original uncut version of Psycho for the first time ever. INCLUDES 2 VERSIONS OF PSYCHO PSYCHO UNCUT: The extended version of the movie as seen in theaters in 1960 is exactly as intended by Alfred Hitchcock and now available with additional footage for the first time ever PSYCHO: The most widely seen version of the movie was edited for content and subsequently used for TV broadcasts, theatrical re-releases and home entertainment over the last 60 years PLUS HOURS OF BONUS FEATURES
The comic genius of silent star Harold Lloyd is eternal. Chaplin was the sweet innocent, Keaton the stoic outsider, but Lloydthe modern guy striving for successis us. And with its torrent of perfectly executed gags and astonishing stunts, Safety Last! is the perfect introduction to him. Lloyd plays a small-town bumpkin trying to make it in the big city, who finds employment as a lowly department-store clerk. He comes up with a wild publicity stunt to draw attention to the store, resulting in an incredible feat of derring-do on his part that gets him started on the climb to success. Laugh-out-loud funny and jaw-dropping in equal measure, Safety Last! is a movie experience par excellence, anchored by a genuine legend. Special Features: New 2K digital film restoration Musical score by composer Carl Davis from 1989, synchronized and restored under his supervision and presented in uncompressed stereo on the Blu-ray edition Alternate score by organist Gaylord Carter from the late 1960s, presented in uncompressed monaural on the Blu-ray edition Audio commentary featuring film critic Leonard Maltin and director and Harold Lloyd archivist Richard Correll Introduction by Suzanne Lloyd, Lloyd's granddaughter and president of Harold Lloyd Entertainment Harold Lloyd: The Third Genius, a 104-minute documentary from 1989 Three newly restored Lloyd shorts: Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919), and His Royal Slyness (1920), with commentary by Correll and film writer John Bengtson Locations and Effects, a new documentary featuring Bengtson and special effects expert Craig Barron New interview with Davis PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by critic Ed Park
Intriguingly twisted and thrillingly tense, KOKO-DI KOKO-DA is the darkly comic new film from acclaimed director Johannes Nyholm that feels both refreshingly smart and utterly original. When a married couple retreat to a remote area of forest as part of a reconciliatory camping trip, they encounter a trio of otherworldly presences who steadily turn their trip into a nightmare. Led by a mysterious man dressed in a sharp white suit and boater, this group begin subjecting the couple to a terrifying series of visitations, each one more intense than the last. Both their origin and their motivations are unclear; are they physical manifestations of something supernatural or do these ghoulish spectres represent something even more sinister?
Una joven secretaria, tras cometer un robo, se marcha de la ciudad y conduce durante horas, parando para descansar en un pequeÃ±o motel de carretera regentado por un joven llamado Norman. Todo parece normal y tranquilo en el apartado motel y en la casa de al lado en la que viven Norman y su madre pero, mientras estÃ¡ en la ducha, la joven es asesinada salvajemente a cuchilladas. INCLUYE DOS VERSIONES DE PSICOSIS: PSICOSIS SIN CORTES: La versiÃ³n extendida de la pelÃcula, tal y como se vio en los cines en 1960, es exactamente como la pensÃ³ Alfred Hitchcock y ahora estÃ¡ disponible con material adicional por primera vez. PSICOSIS: La versiÃ³n mÃ¡s vista de la pelÃcula fue editada por el contenido y posteriormente utilizada para las emisiones de televisiÃ³n, reestrenos en cines y entretenimiento en el hogar durante los Ãºltimos 60 aÃ±os. Bonus: CÃ³mo se hizo Psicosis A la sombra del maestro: el legado de Hitchcock Entrevistas con Hitchcock/Truffaut El estreno de Psicosis La escena de la ducha: storyboards by Saul Bass Audiocomentario con Stephen Rebello (Autor de Alfred Hitchcock y el rodaje de Psicosis) Y Â¡mucho mÃ¡s!
There have always been spies men and women who have pried for patriotism, for religion, for love... or for money. This tense drama is based on the true story of the Portland spy ring an unlikely Soviet operation that took place in southern England and which was active during the late 1950s/early '60s. Directed by Robert Tronson and starring Bernard Lee, William Sylvester, Margaret Tyzack and David Kossoff, Ring of Spies is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. An antiquarian bookseller and his wife; a disgruntled, hard-drinking naval clerk and the lonely secretary he recruits; a polished Soviet agent who assumes the identity of a dead Canadian citizen... the players in a familiar Cold War duel between Soviet intelligence and British counter-espionage and a trade in deadly secrets directed from a bungalow in suburban Ruislip, hidden for years from unsuspecting neighbours and British spycatchers.
Stand-up comedy can be a cut-throat business, but in Sam Coex's world, it's downright murder From the annals of bizarre cinema comes perhaps the most bizarre one of them all 1985's The Comic! In a dystopian police state reality of indeterminate time and place, orange bouffant-haired comedian Sam Coex is eager for his big break. Realising that desperate times call for even more desperate measures, he slits the throat of his rival Joey Myers, leaving the way clear for him to carve his own niche on the comedy circuit. But success can be a fickle and fleeting mistress, and Sam soon finds his career on a downward turn when he falls foul of the powers that be. Filled with more dry ice and lighting gels than an '80s stadium rock concert, The Comic is a barmy, baffling and beguiling cinematic oddity shot on 35mm film in an alternate dimension. If you ever wanted to know the answer to the eternal conundrum How does Pinocchio make love? then this is the one for you! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Brand new introduction with actor Steve Munroe Newly-filmed interview with actor Steve Munroe Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Twins of Evil FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring additional cast/crew interviews
One of the most shocking films of all time, Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho changed the thriller genre forever. After its original release in 1960, the film was censored for decades until now. Join the Master of Suspense on a chilling journey as an unsuspecting victim (Janet Leigh) visits the Bates Motel and falls prey to one of cinema's most notorious psychopaths - Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins). Featuring one of the most iconic scenes in film history - the famous shower scene, Psycho is still terrifying after all these years (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide). INCLUDES 2 VERSIONS OF PSYCHO PSYCHO UNCUT: The extended version of the movie as seen in theaters in 1960 is exactly as intended by Alfred Hitchcock and now available with additional footage for the first time ever PSYCHO: The most widely seen version of the movie was edited for content and subsequently used for TV broadcasts, theatrical re-releases and home entertainment over the last 60 years BONUS FEATURES The Making of Psycho In the Master's Shadow: Hitchcock's Legacy Hitchcock / Truffaut Interview Excerpts Newsreel Footage: The Release of Psycho The Shower Scene: With and Without Music The Shower Sequence: Storyboards by Saul Bass Feature Commentary with Stephen Rebello (author of Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho) And More
Channeling the films of Richard Linklater by way of H.P. Lovecraft, Spring is one of the most critically acclaimed horror films of recent years, now released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. On the run from the law after a bar-room brawl, troubled Evan flees the US to Italy. Arriving completely alone and without a plan, he soon meets the mysterious Louise, and quickly falls in love. But upon discovering that there's more to her than meets the eye, he must decide just how far he'll go for love.
From the director of Here Comes the Devil and The ABCs of Death comes the film critics are calling a masterpiece of the werewolf genre. Written by and starring Nick Damici (Stake Land, Cold in July), and now available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, Late Phases (aka Night of the Wolf) is a must-see for all horror fans. After narrowly surviving a savage animal attack, blind war veteran Ambrose discovers that the retirement home he has just moved into is beset by a bloodthirsty werewolf. Steeling himself for the next full moon, Ambrose prepares for the deadliest night of his life and one final battle against the odds.
The true heir to William Peter Blatty and William Friedkin's 1973 masterpiece, The Exorcist III is a hellish horror detective story that pairs thoughtful theological themes with scenes of sheer terror. The personal vision of Blatty (the acclaimed author of The Exorcist), The Exorcist III is set 15 years after the events of the first film and sees Lieutenant Kinderman (George C. Scott, The Changeling) investigate a series of horrific murders that follow the modus operandi of the notorious Gemini Killer... who died several years earlier in the electric chair. After his friend Father Dyer (Ed Flanders) is murdered in his hospital bed, Kinderman's investigations lead him to Patient X', a psychopath housed at the same hospital who claims to be the Gemini Killer, and who knows intimate crime scene details. Their encounter leads to a fiery climactic confrontation between the eternal forces of good and evil... The Exorcist III boasts some of modern horror's most unforgettable scares and exceptional supporting performances from Jason Miller (The Ninth Configuration) and Brad Dourif (Dune). Blatty's film is presented here in both its original theatrical cut and the recently assembled Legion director's cut. TWODISC SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Two presentations of The Exorcist III: the theatrical cut and the Legion' director's cut Original 2.0 stereo audio and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Richard Wells DISC ONE THE THEATRICAL CUT 2K restoration of the theatrical cut of The Exorcist III, presented in High Definition Audio commentary by critics Alexandra Heller Nicholas and Josh Nelson Audio interview with writer/director William Peter Blatty Death, Be Not Proud: The Making of The Exorcist III, an in-depth 2016 documentary divided into five chapters: Chapter One: A Wonderfull Time, an interview with producer Carter DeHaven and members of the supporting cast and production crew; Chapter Two: Signs of the Gemini, an interview with actor Brad Dourif; Chapter Three: The Devil in the Details, an interview with production designer Leslie Dilley and more; Chapter Four: Music for a Padded Cell, an interview with composer Barry De Vorzon; Chapter Five: All this Bleeding, interviews about the additional shoot and special effects The Exorcist III: Vintage Interviews, archival interviews with cast and crew members including William Peter Blatty, producer James Robinson, actors George C. Scott, Jason Miller, Grand L. Bush and Ed Flanders Falling Down a Long Flight of Steps, an interview with special effects artist Randy Moore The Exorcist III: Vintage Featurette, making-of documentary with onset footage and interviews Deleted scenes, alternate takes and bloopers Image galleries Trailers, TV spots and radio spots DISC TWO THE LEGION' DIRECTOR'S CUT High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentation of the Legion director's cut, assembled from the best available film and video elements Legion audio commentary with esteemed film critics Mark Kermode and Kim Newman Deleted Prologue, an alternate opening to Legion with optional audio commentary from Mark Kermode and Kim Newman
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