"Actor: Alain Delon"

  • Melville Boxset [Blu-ray] [2017]Melville Boxset | Blu Ray | (11/12/2017) from £38.21   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Jean-Pierre Melville (1917 1974) is one of the most revered French film directors of all time. Born in Paris during WW1, he was to become a member of the French resistance in the Second World War, an experience which he drew on in his later career as a film director, routinely plunging his characters into an underworld of secrecy and deception. The reluctant godfather of the French New Wave, Melville's highly individual style was influenced by the ideas of existentialism and surrealism, but arguably his greatest debt was to classical American cinema, the traditions of which he wove with inimitable style into his quintessentially French films. Hailed by many as the father of the French gangster movie, he was inspired by the classic film noirs of 1930s and 40s Hollywood, imbuing many his films with a sense of menace and impending peril, creating a sinister underworld to be traversed by his ubiquitous gun-toting hoodlums. This set contains six of his finest films, from his early bittersweet masterpiece, Bob Le Flambeur, to his final film, Un flic, his wonderfully fatalistic study of loss and deception; a fitting epitaph to one of the finest careers in contemporary cinema. Included Extras: LE DOULOS - NEW Interview with first assistant director Volker Schlondorff - 20 mins BOB LE FLAMBEUR - NEW retrospective documentary by the film critic Dominique Maillet - 20 mins LEON MORIN PRETRE - NEW Master class with Philippe Labro (friend and apprentice of Melville) + Rémy Grumbach (Melville's nephew) - 59 mins LE CERCLE ROUGE Interview with Le Cercle Rouge's first assistant director Bernard Stora 30mins Code Name Melville - 76mins) Interview with first assistant director Bernard Stora - 30mins Interview with novelist José Giovanni - 15mins Présentation by Ginette Vincendeau 21'30

  • The Leopard [1963]The Leopard | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £8.08   |  Saving you £11.91 (147.40%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A 19th century Italian prince (Burt Lancaster) presides over the transition from his old world to a modern one where his class will no longer rule...

  • Le Cercle Rouge [1970]Le Cercle Rouge | DVD | (26/04/2004) from £11.05   |  Saving you £8.94 (80.90%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Melville's masterful take on the American crime thriller perfectly combines the Hollywood gangster film with his uniquely French style. Starring Alain Delon as a master theif Yves Montand as an alcoholic ex-cop and Italian star Gian-Maria Volonte as an escaped criminal the trio plot a daring heist of an upmarket Parisian jewellery store against impossible odds.

  • Rocco and his Brothers (1961) [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray)Rocco and his Brothers (1961) | Blu Ray | (14/03/2016) from £10.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (63.69%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Eureka Entertainment to release Luchino Visconti's ROCCO AND HIS BROTHERS, the melodramatic 1960 masterpiece with an extraordinary cast, on Blu-ray for the first time in the world on 14 March 2016 From Luchino Visconti the master director of such classics as La terra trema, Bellissima, and The Leopard comes this epic study of family, sex, and betrayal. Alongside Fellini's La dolce vita and Antonioni's L'avventura, Visconti's Rocco and His Brothers ushered Italian cinema into a new era, one unafraid to confront head-on the hypocrisies of the ruling class, the squalor in urban living, and the collision between generations. When a tight-knit family moves from Italy's rural south to metropolitan Milan, the new possibilities - and threats - present in their fresh surroundings have alarming, unforeseen consequences. Operatically weaving the five brothers' stories across a vast canvas, with an extraordinary cast including Alain Delon, Annie Girardot and Claudia Cardinale, Rocco and His Brothers stands as one of the most majestic and influential works of its era. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present one of Visconti's most revered films for the first time in the world on Blu-ray. Special Features: Gorgeous high-definition 1080p presentation from a new 4k restoration Optional English subtitles Two audio choices; the original Italian, and the French dub Les coulisses du tournage, a 2003 French documentary about the film A 1999 interview with Visconti's cinematographer Giuseppe Rotunno An interview with actress Claudia Cardinale A 2002 interview with actress Annie Girardot Luchino Visconti, an hour-long documentary about the life and work of Visconti Two vintage newsreels Original Italian trailer PLUS: A 40-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing by Guido Aristarco, an essay written by the director in 1960, a vintage interview with Visconti and rare archival imagery. Click Images to Enlarge

  • L'Eclisse [DVD]L'Eclisse | DVD | (28/09/2015) from £11.49   |  Saving you £6.50 (56.57%)   |  RRP £17.99

    L’Eclisse was the final film in Antonioni’s informal trilogy on contemporary malaise (following L’Avventura and La Notte), a series of films that redefined the concept of narrative cinema. Filmed in sumptuous black and white, and full of scenes of lush, strange beauty, it tells the story of Vittoria (the beautiful Monica Vitti - Red Desert - Antonioni’s partner at the time), a young woman who leaves her older lover (Francisco Rabal – Viridiana), then drifts into a relationship with a confident, ambitious young stockbroker (Alain Delon – Le Cercle Rouge). But this base narrative is the starting point for much, much more, including an analysis of the city as a place of estrangement and alienation and an implicit critique of colonialism. Using the architecture of Rome - old and new - as a backdrop for this doomed affair, Antonioni achieves the apotheosis of his style in this return to the theme that preoccupied him the most: the difficulty of forming true connections amidst the meaninglessness of the modern world. The final shot remains one of the greatest endings in cinema.

  • The Leopard [Blu-ray] [1963]The Leopard | Blu Ray | (21/06/2010) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Against a dramatic 19th century backdrop of radical Italian Nationalism Luchino Visconti's masterful epic The Leopard follows the Sicilian Prince of Salina and his family as they adjust to the social turbulence of revolutionary times. Burt Lancaster's formidable portrayal of the Prince is deftly supported by charged performances from the outstanding Alain Delon and incomparable Claudia Cardinale. Visconti's sumptuous evocation of an era - with beautiful photography design costumes and Nino Rota's rousing score - glitters with set pieces culminating in the acclaimed ballroom sequence as the film moves gracefully to its meditative climax. Presented complete and uncut this stunning High Definition transfer - from the original 70mm negatives - was overseen by the film's director of photography Giuseppe Rotunno and features fully restored picture and sound.

  • Plein Soleil [DVD]Plein Soleil | DVD | (09/09/2013) from £10.69   |  Saving you £9.30 (87.00%)   |  RRP £19.99

    René Clément's (Forbidden Games Gervasise) 1960's stylish thriller Plein Soleil is adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Alain Delon (le Cercle Rouge Le Samourai) stars as Tom Ripley an American who travels to Europe on an all-expenses-paid mission to convince his friend the charismatic playboy Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet - Le Feu Follet) to travel to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Greenleaf family. Initially the pair enjoys the good life in Italy often to the anger and dismay of Philippe's much put-upon fiancée Marge (Marie Laforet). However as Tom's funds begin to run dry it becomes more and more apparent that Philippe has no intention of returning to the U.S. forcing Tom to consider more calculated means of maintaining his extravagant lifestyle. Special Features: Interview with Alain Délon The Restoration of Plein Soleil Réné Clémént: At the Heart of the New Wave - a documentary by Dominque Maillet

  • Texas Across The River (Universal) [DVD]Texas Across The River (Universal) | DVD | (19/05/2007) from £8.39   |  Saving you £1.60 (19.07%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Featuring screen icons and delectable starlets, Texas Across the River is a wild spoof of early frontier life!The Louisiana wedding of debutante Phoebe Ann Naylor (Rosemary Forsyth) to the aristocratic Don Andrea Baldazar (French heartthrob, Alain Delon, star of Rocco and His Brothers) is stopped by the Cavalry over a matter of honour. Don Andrea flees across the river to Texas, where he meets up with Sam Hollis (the incomparable Dean Martin) and his Indian sidekick, Kronk (Joey Bishop), who are carrying rifles to the town of Moccasin Flats. In the course of his adventure Don Andrea rescues an Indian maiden, Lonetta (Tina Marquand), tames some longhorns and eludes a Comanche war party and the Cavalry.

  • Le Cercle Rouge [Blu-ray] [1970]Le Cercle Rouge | Blu Ray | (13/09/2010) from £15.39   |  Saving you £12.59 (101.53%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Master thief Corey is fresh out of prison. But instead of toeing the line of law-abiding freedom he finds his steps leading back to the shadowy world of crime crossing paths with a notorious escapee and an alcoholic ex-cop. As the unlikely trio plots a heist against impossible odds their trail is pursued by a relentless inspector and fate begins to seal their destinies. Taking its title from Buddhist Iore Jean-Pierre Melville's Le Cercle Rouge combines honorable anti-heroes coolly atmospheric cinematography and breathtaking set pieces to create a masterpiece of crime cinema.

  • Le Cercle Rouge 4K [Blu-ray] [2020]Le Cercle Rouge 4K | Blu Ray | (23/11/2020) from £19.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    ALAIN DELON, GIAN MARIA VOLONTÈ and YVES MONTAND star as the elegant, mis-matched trio, locked in an elaborate and dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the inscrutable police inspector (ANDRÉ BOURVIL), who is determined to foil their attempts to pull off the perfect crime, despite being drawn irresistibly to his prey. As the day of the heist dawns, the story unfolds, with all four players determined to cheat fate. Extras: The Perfect Circle Under the Name of Melville Interview with Bernard Stora Interview with José Giovanni Ginette Vincendeau Presentation of Le Cercle Rouge

  • Le Cercle Rouge [DVD] [2020]Le Cercle Rouge | DVD | (23/11/2020) from £13.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    ALAIN DELON, GIAN MARIA VOLONTÈ and YVES MONTAND star as the elegant, mis-matched trio, locked in an elaborate and dangerous game of cat-and-mouse with the inscrutable police inspector (ANDRÉ BOURVIL), who is determined to foil their attempts to pull off the perfect crime, despite being drawn irresistibly to his prey. As the day of the heist dawns, the story unfolds, with all four players determined to cheat fate. Extras: The Perfect Circle Under the Name of Melville Interview with Bernard Stora Interview with José Giovanni Ginette Vincendeau Presentation of Le Cercle Rouge

  • Rocco and his brothers [Masters of Cinema] [1960]Rocco and his brothers | DVD | (25/02/2008) from £16.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (35.31%)   |  RRP £22.99

    From Luchino Visconti - the master director of such classics as La Terra Trema Bellissima and The Leopard - comes this epic study of family sex and betrayal. A widow Rosaria moves to the metropolis that is Milano from Lucania - Italy's rural south - with her 4 sons; one of whom is Rocco. The shock of the new is violent and immediate. A mother meddles. A whore beguiles. Brother faces brother.

  • Girl on a MotorcycleGirl on a Motorcycle | DVD | (01/09/2003) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £1.99

    Caught midway between 1970s soft-porn clunker The Story of O and Bunuel's sado-masochistic fantasy Belle de Jour, the 1968 erotic curio Girl on a Motorcycle is one of Marianne Faithfull's chief claims to notoriety. She stars as Rebecca, a leather-clad, former bookstore clerk in search of sexual fulfilment who flees her dependable schoolteacher husband for a dangerous liaison with Daniel (Alain Delon), a dashing Professor addicted to speed. The story is told entirely in flashbacks as Rebecca rockets along the road, having donned her leathers and walked out on her sleeping husband at the crack of dawn. It all must have seemed fairly daring and provocative in 1968, providing viewers with ample opportunities to view a naked Faithfull at the height of her allure. But today the existential musings of the lead character seem achingly pretentious, the erotic symbolism merely gawky and unintentionally amusing: the sight of Alain Delon with a phallic pipe dangling from his mouth is like something out of a Rene Magritte painting. The sex scenes between Delon and Faithfull are all swamped in a polarised visual effect that, while garish and psychedelic, is dated and distinctly unerotic. Director Jack Cardiff is better known as a cinematographer on classics such as The African Queen and Black Narcissus. Among Cardiff's other directorial credits is a worthy adaptation of DH Lawrence's Sons & Lovers, but Girl on a Motorcycle is a saucy road movie with no final destination. On the DVD: This DVD version is misleadingly presented as being the fully restored and uncut version of the film. Yet it was the US version not the European one that was heavily cut (and titillatingly re-titled "Naked Under Leather"). The restoration certainly does not refer to the print quality: although the colours are vivid and bright, the print used to master the DVD (in 16:9 anamorphic format) is extremely grainy and, at times, speckled with dirt and scratches. Included as one of the special features, a theatrical trailer loaded with innuendo shows just how much the film was marketed to a prurient audience. Director Jack Cardiff provides an audio commentary but has few revelatory things to say about his film beyond technical considerations, and even makes several clunking errors (recalling his casting decisions concerning a scene that takes place in a provincial German café, he raves about how he strove to find authentic French locals!). He does reveal that the film's use of a voice-over was inspired by the internal monologue that forms the basis of James Joyce's Ulysses. Given Cardiff's age and experience one feels that he must have more interesting anecdotes and insights, making this commentary feel like a wasted opportunity. --Chris Campion

  • Asterix At The Olympic GamesAsterix At The Olympic Games | DVD | (25/08/2008) from £6.39   |  Saving you £9.60 (150.23%)   |  RRP £15.99

    While out hunting, Asterix and his friend Obelix run across a sports champion of one of the local Roman garrisons named Gluteus Maximus, who is to participate in the Olympic Games.

  • Plein Soleil [Blu-ray]Plein Soleil | Blu Ray | (09/09/2013) from £14.09   |  Saving you £8.90 (38.70%)   |  RRP £22.99

    René Clément's (Forbidden Games Gervasise) 1960's stylish thriller Plein Soleil is adapted from Patricia Highsmith's novel The Talented Mr. Ripley. Alain Delon (le Cercle Rouge Le Samourai) stars as Tom Ripley an American who travels to Europe on an all-expenses-paid mission to convince his friend the charismatic playboy Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet - Le Feu Follet) to travel to San Francisco at the request of the wealthy Greenleaf family. Initially the pair enjoys the good life in Italy often to the anger and dismay of Philippe's much put-upon fiancée Marge (Marie Laforet). However as Tom's funds begin to run dry it becomes more and more apparent that Philippe has no intention of returning to the U.S. forcing Tom to consider more calculated means of maintaining his extravagant lifestyle. Special Features: Interview with Alain Délon The Restoration of Plein Soleil Réné Clémént: At the Heart of the New Wave - a documentary by Dominque Maillet

  • Red Sun [Blu-ray]Red Sun | Blu Ray | (19/10/2015) from £13.49   |  Saving you £9.50 (70.42%)   |  RRP £22.99

    Billed as the first East meets West Western, and directed by Terence Young, RED SUN is based on a true story from the American Wild West of 1870, when paths cross for an outlaw (Charles Bronson, The Dirty Dozen), a gunfighter (Alain Delon, Le Samourai), a prostitute (Ursula Andress, Dr No) and a Samurai warrior (Toshiro Mifune, Rashomon). Bronson plays Link, a train robber forced by the Japanese Ambassador to help regain a priceless sword stolen by Link’s double crossing partner Gauche (Delon). Accompanied by Kuroda (Mifune), the Ambassador’s bodyguard, he travels the West in pursuit, along the way stopping in a brothel to pick up Gauche’s girlfriend (Andress) as hostage. Kuroda plans to kill Gauche straight away with the sword itself, to redeem his honour, but Link needs him alive to find the loot from their last robbery. Joined uneasily together with a common goal they have only seven days to find Gauche or Kuroda must die by his own sword.

  • AirportAirport | DVD | (24/04/2006) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-5.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £11.54

    Airport (Dir. George Seaton 1970): Take a non-stop flight with an all-star cast to a world of tension-filled human drama in this trend-setting box office blockbuster. Based on Arthur Hailey's runaway best seller the emotion-charged adventure stars Burt Lancaster as the manager of a glamorous international airport who must juggle personal crisis with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner. The la

  • Is Paris Burning?Is Paris Burning? | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £9.43   |  Saving you £6.56 (69.57%)   |  RRP £15.99

    The explosive courage-filled story of the Allied Resistance and the Paris Liberation of 1944. As the Nazi jackboot marches through Europe the freedom fighters of Paris mount a brave resistance. An insane and desperate Hitler sends a top general to determine if the Nazis can hold the city. If not Paris will be burned. With a powerful script by Gore Vidal and Francis Ford Coppola this epic film boasts an international cast of screen legends including Jean-Paul Belmondo Kirk Douglas Yves Montand Leslie Caron Anthony Perkins and Orson Welles. Is Paris Burning? is a staggering portrait of heroism and brotherhood and one of the most riveting stories to come out of World War II.

  • Red Sun [DVD] [1971]Red Sun | DVD | (07/06/2010) from £16.99   |  Saving you £-1.00 (-6.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    It is the 19th century and two criminals Link and Gotch have a falling out after robbing a train. As a result Gotch not only takes off with the money but with a priceless golden sword owned by a Samurai passenger Kuroda. Despite their cultural differences and initial hostility Kuroda and Link pair up to find Gotch. The vengeful duo eventually track him down - only to find that a violent twist of events will change their lives forever...

  • The Girl On A Motorcycle [DVD]The Girl On A Motorcycle | DVD | (09/09/2013) from £20.23   |  Saving you £-5.24 (N/A%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Marianne Faithfull and Alain Delon star in this 1968 Anglo-French psychedelic masterpiece filmed and directed by Oscar-winner Jack Cardiff. Stifled by her meaningless bourgeois marriage and lifestyle beautiful young housewife Rebecca (Marianne Faithfull) slips into her black cycle leathers straddles her Harley Davidson Electra Glide and sets out across Europe in search of her forbidden uncaring lover Daniel (Alain Delon). Revelling in her freedom Rebecca finds herself riding across landscapes of memory abandoned in a past filled with delicious guilt and a dangerous delight in self destruction. Awash in psychedelic erotic imagery she discovers herself even as she is lost enraptured and drawn into an all-consuming union with the powerful machine between her legs... A real treat for all lovers of 1960s cult cinema and fans of the masterful cinematography and direction of the legendary Jack Cardiff The Girl on a Motorcycle has been digitally remastered and restored for this it's first-ever UK DVD release.

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