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  • Mr. Klein (Vintage World Cinema) [Blu-ray] [2021]Mr. Klein (Vintage World Cinema) | Blu Ray | (13/09/2021) from £17.98   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This brand-new restoration of the César Award-winning political thriller directed by Joseph Losey is starring Alain Delon in a career defining role with a special appearance from Jeanne Moreau. Mr. Klein, with its Kafkaesque focus on the themes of identity and obsession, has become a classic of the doppelgänger paranoia genre and is one of Losey's darkest films. Paris, January 1942 - art dealer Robert Klein (Alain Delon) is making a killing. For this loyal Frenchman the Nazi occupation is a unique business opportunity. He stands to profit from the Jewish people's misfortune, as they sell their possessions in a hurry to leave the country. But when a Jewish newspaper turns up on Klein's doorstep, his comfortable life begins to unravel. It seems there is another Robert Klein, a suspected Jewish Resistance fighter, who is content to live in the shadows and let his namesake take the fall. As Klein's investigation of his double progresses, the mood shifts from Hitchcock to Kafka and proving his innocence becomes less important than confronting his doppelgänger... Extras: Introduction by Jean-Baptiste Thoret Mr Klein Revisited by Michel Ciment Interview with Henri Lanoe

  • Subway [1985]Subway | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £16.98   |  Saving you £-3.99 (-30.70%)   |  RRP £12.99

    An early work from director Luc Besson, Subway is a dark and highly stylised picture which concerns an enigmatic safecracker (Christopher Lambert) hiding out in the Paris Metro system. While living in the underground and eluding both gangsters and Metro police he meets up with a group of colourful and quirky subterranean inhabitants eager to help him and start a rock band. All the while the safecracker blackmails a rich woman (Isabelle Adjani) with whom he is in love. Meant to be a tongue-in-cheek commentary on urban life, the film works better as a light freewheeling entertainment, with well-constructed fast-paced action sequences and a breezy sense of humour about itself. Subway is an intriguing diversion and a chance to see the cutting-edge of contemporary French moviemaking. --Robert Lane

  • Le Dernier Combat [Blu-ray] [1983]Le Dernier Combat | Blu Ray | (14/09/2009) from £9.09   |  Saving you £15.90 (63.60%)   |  RRP £24.99

    The sky is raining fish. Skyscrapers sit in mountains of sand. Bandits sleep in trunks of used cars. It's a world of the future. A world called Planet Earth. And he's one man just trying to survive. In Besson's haunting beautifully realised vision of a post-apocalyptic world few have held onto life and fewer still to humanity. An unknown trauma has robbed mankind of their ability to speak and they remain mute in the unexplained wreckage of what once was. The Man (Pierre Jolivet) is an isolated survivor wandering the hostile streets of a collapsed civilization. He lives in a long-abandoned office building fighting off attacks from nearby thugs and gathering together disused car parts for a makeshift airplane hoping to fly away from his sombre prison. Escape however offers little respite as he leaves one dead city for another. In the midst of this new wasteland The Man encounters his nemesis The Brute (Jean Reno); a violent aggressor who becomes determined to destroy him. By chance he stumbles into a derelict hospital and finds there an old doctor who is hiding from The Brute. Together the two seek sanctuary from The Brute and gradually in the grey and sterile world a friendship begins to grow. Luc Besson's debut feature film Le Dernier Combat has been much lauded by audiences and critics alike since its release in 1984 and enjoys a richly deserved cult status in the annuls of film history.

  • I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba)I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) | DVD | (03/04/2006) from £10.95   |  Saving you £4.04 (36.89%)   |  RRP £14.99

    I Am Cuba is an epic poem to Communist kitsch - a dramatic journey though the decadence of Batista Havana set against the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. In the four short stories showing the rise of the revolution Kalatozov's astonishingly acrobatic and groundbreaking camera work takes the viewer on a sweeping ride encompassing bathing beauties landless peasants and student revolutionaries. The film was rediscovered and presented by directors Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorcese at the Sundance and Cannes film festivals to critical acclaim. I Am Cuba will change your view of cinema forever...

  • Tintin and the Blue Oranges [DVD]Tintin and the Blue Oranges | DVD | (18/10/2010) from £13.39   |  Saving you £4.60 (34.35%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Professor Calculus' dreams of ending world hunger are brought one step closer by the creation of a desert-proof orange deep blue in colour. But it seems he's not the only one interested in this magnificent scientific discovery. When the strange blue orange - invented by Spanish Professor Zalamandea - is stolen Tintin Captain Haddock Calculus and Snowy the dog make for Spain to investigate. Jean-Pierre Talbot a life-long friend of Tintin creator Herg'' plays the boy-reporter for the second time in this wonderful live-action adaptation and is well-supported by Jean Bouise's (Le grand bleu) excellent comic performance as the irrepressible Captain Haddock. Adapted by Asterix creator Ren'' Goscinny this lively adventure is a must for Tintin fans.

  • I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) 2xDVD BOXSET [1964]I Am Cuba (Soy Cuba) 2xDVD BOXSET | DVD | (22/06/2007) from £15.65   |  Saving you £7.34 (46.90%)   |  RRP £22.99

    I Am Cuba (1964): Filmed by great Russian director Mikhail Kalatozov during 1963-4 I am Cuba (or Soy Cuba) is an epic poem to Communist Kitsch - a dramatic journey through the decadence of Batista's Havana and the grinding poverty and oppression of the Cuban people. In the four stories showing the rise of the revolution Kalatozov's astonishing acrobatic and groundbreaking camera work takes the viewer on a sweeping ride encompassing bathing beauties landless peasants and student revolutionaries. Siberian Mammoth (2005): Vincente Ferraz's documentary unearths the truth behind why SOY CUBA was rejected by Cubans and Soviets alike upon its release and shelved for more than 30 years. Through a combination of breathtaking footage from the Cuban revolution interviews with surviving Soviet and Cuban cast and crew members this documentary provides us with insights into the ideology of the Cold War the recent history of Cuba and the complete story behind I Am Cuba.

  • Le Dernier Combat [1983]Le Dernier Combat | DVD | (31/03/2003) from £21.98   |  Saving you £-8.99 (-69.20%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Le Dernier Combat (1983) finds Luc Besson setting out his directorial convictions in vividly direct terms. He honours the French New Wave through spartan, documentary-style presentation and--save for possibly the two most meaningful "Bonjours" in cinema history--the total absence of dialogue, appropriate for a film in which devastation has robbed survivors of the power of speech. The action centres on Pierre Jolivet, good-guy in a society where vigilantism and subjugation are the primary tools of survival. Gladiatorially clad Jean Reno makes a characteristic showing as his ruthless opponent, while Jean Bouise is the taciturn doctor who comes to Jolivet's aid. Eric Serra offsets the chill austerity with a motley score of modernist clichés and easy listening soundbites. To be honest, there's little about this film that could be considered ground-breaking, but if a Mad Max scenario filtered through European surrealist sensibilities appeals, then Le Dernier Combat will make absorbing viewing. On the DVD Le Dernier Combat's 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen picture has a suitably stark immediacy, enhanced by the surround sound option. There are no subtitles, hardly a stumbling block in this instance, and no special features apart from the chance to see trailers for two rather different Hollywood productions. There's no directorial commentary, which is a pity, as Besson's subsequent career has been an eventful one and it would have been good to hear him discuss it from the perspective of his first feature. --Richard Whitehouse

  • Le Dernier Combat [DVD] [1983]Le Dernier Combat | DVD | (14/09/2009) from £7.79   |  Saving you £8.20 (105.26%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Experience Luc Besson's dark vision of the future a cult classic exploration of the post-apocalyptic survival. In a world populated with savages living amongst the wreckage of a devastated civilization one man wages war against brutality and isolation. Filmed in black and white and almost entirely without dialogue Besson's first film presents in every detail a haunting premonition of a hostile tomorrow.

  • Mr. Klein (Vintage World Cinema) [DVD] [2021]Mr. Klein (Vintage World Cinema) | DVD | (13/09/2021) from £14.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    This brand-new restoration of the César Award-winning political thriller directed by Joseph Losey is starring Alain Delon in a career defining role with a special appearance from Jeanne Moreau. Mr. Klein, with its Kafkaesque focus on the themes of identity and obsession, has become a classic of the doppelgänger paranoia genre and is one of Losey's darkest films. Paris, January 1942 - art dealer Robert Klein (Alain Delon) is making a killing. For this loyal Frenchman the Nazi occupation is a unique business opportunity. He stands to profit from the Jewish people's misfortune, as they sell their possessions in a hurry to leave the country. But when a Jewish newspaper turns up on Klein's doorstep, his comfortable life begins to unravel. It seems there is another Robert Klein, a suspected Jewish Resistance fighter, who is content to live in the shadows and let his namesake take the fall. As Klein's investigation of his double progresses, the mood shifts from Hitchcock to Kafka and proving his innocence becomes less important than confronting his doppelgänger...

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