Produced, written and directed by Oscar winning Carl Foreman (The Bridge On The River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, High Noon), The Victors is one of the most important and powerful war movies ever. The Victors follows a squad of American GI's fighting their way across Occupied Europe from the Italian Campaign to post-war Berlin. Impressionistic, chaotic and raw, from the liberation of a death camp to the fate of a single American deserter, The Victors tells it story through a series of unforgettable scenes and images. At the same time, this outstanding film also vividly captures the effect of the war upon the civilians they meet., as the soldiers dall in and out of relationships with broken and damaged women along their bloody way...
ONE MAN’S IMPOSSIBLE MISSION – TO SAVE HIS COUNTRY’S PRICELESS TREASURES Directed by John Frankenheimer at the peak of his powers The Train was made during a tremendous run of top-class pictures that also included Birdman of Alcatraz Seven Days in May and The Manchurian Candidate with Seconds soon to follow. France 1944. Art lover and fanatical Nazi Colonel Von Waldheim has plundered a Paris museum for its masterpieces including works by Van Gogh Picasso and Cezanne. His intention is to have them transported by rail to Berlin but one man stands in his way. Aware that the Allied forces are fast approaching the French capital Resistance fighter Labiche need only stall the train for a few more days but he’ll have to use all of his wits and skills to do so. Featuring two Oscar-winners in its lead roles – Burt Lancaster as Labiche and Paul Scofield as Von Waldheim – and Jeanne Moreau and Michel Simon in support The Train combines star power with spectacular action sequences to produce a classic war movie. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film Uncompressed 1.0 mono PCM audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director John Frankenheimer Optional isolated score by Maurice Jarre Burt Lancaster in the Sixties – a newly-filmed interview with Lancaster’s biographer Kate Buford tracing the actor’s career throughout the decade French television news report on the making of The Train containing interviews with the locals of Acquigny Archive interview with Michel Simon Footage of The Train’s gala screening in Marseilles Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Vladimir Zimakov Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Sheldon Hall illustrated with original stills and artwork
Acclaimed international film director Luc Besson made his name during the early eighties with such stylish cult classics as Subway and The Big Blue. With Nikita Besson managed to kick down the doors of arthouse cinema with his reputation intact. Appealing to both lovers of international cinema and fans of high-octane thrillers Nikita awarded Besson with global recognition. With its incredibly intense action sequences shockingly graphic violence and deeply believable characters Nikita remains as original and compelling as it did on its initial release. Death and romance has never seemed so appealing. Nihilistic teen street punk cop killer Nikita has decided to dedicate her life to anarchy crime drugs and violence. But as a result of a brutal robbery Nikita is arrested for murder and sentenced to death. After a fake execution Nikita finds herself in the hands of a secret government agency. Stripped of her identity she is forced to train as a deadly assassin as penance for her crimes against society.
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 2.0 ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Black & White, Box Set, Commentary, Documentary, Interactive Menu, Multi-DVD Set, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Diary of a Chambermaid (1964) Jeanne Moreau is a chambermaid who uses her feminine charms to control and advance her situation, in a social setting of corruption, violence, sexual obsession and perversion. Belle de Jour (1967) A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. Tristana (1970) After the death of her mother, Tristana goes to live with her guardian, Don Lope, an older man who eventually breaks through his façade of respectability and seduces her. She repays him a hundred fold, preying on his jealousy and taunting him with perverse whimsies. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together. That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) Buñuel regular Fernando Rey plays Mathieu, an urbane widower, tortured by his lust for the elusive Conchita. The Phantom of Liberty (1974) Featuring an elegant soiree with guests seated at toilet bowls, poker-playing monks using religious medals as chips, and police officers looking for a missing girl who is right under their noses, this perverse, playfully absurd comedy of non sequiturs deftly compiles many of the themes that preoccupied Buñuel throughout his career. The Milky Way (1969) Two drifters go on a pilgrimage from France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, they ...The Luis Bunuel Collection - 7-DVD Box Set ( Belle de jour / Le Journal d'une femme de chambre / Le Charme discret de la bourgeoisie / Cet obscur objet du désir / Le Fantôme de la liberté / La Voie lactée / Tristana ) ( Beauty of the Day /
One of the masterworks of 1960s cinema, La notte [The Night] marked yet another development in the continuous stylistic evolution of its director, Michelangelo Antonioni - even as it solidified his reputation as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. La notte is Antonioni's Twilight of the Gods, but composed in cinematic terms. Examined from a crane-shot, it's a sprawling study of Italy's upper middle-class; seen in close-up, it's an x-ray of modern man's psychic desolation. Two of the giants of film-acting come together as a married couple living in crisis: Marcello Mastroianni (La dolce vita, 8-1/2) and Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim, Bay of Angels). He is a renowned author and public intellectual; she is the wife. Over the course of one day and the night into which it inevitably bleeds, the pair will come to re-examine their emotional bonds, and grapple with the question of whether love and communication are even possible in a world built out of profligate idylls and sexual hysteria. Photographed in rapturous black-and-white by the great Gianni di Venanzo (8-1/2, Giulietta degli spiriti), La notte presents the beauty of seduction, then asks: When did this occur - this seduction of Beauty? The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Michelangelo Antonioni's haunted odyssey for the first time ever on Blu-ray. Special Features: New 1080p presentation of the film in its original 1.66:1 aspect ratio with previously censored sequences restored for the first time. New and improved English subtitles Original Italian Theatrical Trailer 56-page booklet with an essay by film-critic and scholar Brad Stevens, and the transcript of a lengthy Q&A conducted in 1961 with Antonioni upon the film’s release.
Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY Extras Audio commentaries Presentations by Serge Toubiana on all titles Deleted scenes Trailers
Inspired by a true incident during World War II in 'The Train' Burt Lancaster plays a French Resistance fighter doggedly attempting to stop a train used by the Nazis (led by Paul Scofield as Colonel Von Waldheim) to steal precious French art treasures in the summer of 1944. Featuring spectacular action sequences expertly directed by John Frankenheimer 'The Train' is a truly thrilling war film. The Oscar-nominated screenplay by Franklin Coen and Frank Davis superbly recreates the te
An unassuming office worker is arrested and stands trial, but he is never made aware of his charges.
The final film of acclaimed director Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The story of a sailor named Querelle (Brad Davis) who turns on his drug-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel run by the rapacious Lysiane (Jeanne Moreau) who leads Querelle into his first homosexual encounter. Subsequently he falls in love with a fellow murderer Gil (Hanno Poschl). Partly because his love for Gil panics him and partly so that he can keep Gil all to himself.
Born in Spain, Luis Bunuel is widely credited as the founder of surrealist cinema. This essential collection includes some of his best known work: Diary of a Chambermaid (1964), Belle de Jour (1967), Tristana (1970), The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972) and That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) - as well as equally brilliant but lesser-known films such as The Phantom of Liberty (1974) and The Milky Way (1969). Although he drew memorable performances from iconic actresses of the period such as Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, Bunuel generally worked with a favourite group of actors including Michel Piccoli, Pierre ClÃ©menti, Muni and his faithful alter ego Fernando Rey. Enter the surreal world of Bunuel, where an entire dinner party suddenly finds themselves inexplicably unable to leave the room and where the devil, if unable to tempt a saint with a pretty girl, will fly him to a disco. 7 Disc Set That Obscure Object of Desire New Jean-Claude Carriere interview New Aesthetics of the Irrational: ICA Q&A with Jean-Claude Carriere and Diego Bunuel hosted by Tim Robey Interview with Carlos Saura The arbitrariness of desire by Jean-Claude Carriere Lady Doubles - interview with Carole Bouquet and Angela Molina Portrait of an impatient filmmaker, Luis Bunuel - Interview with Pierre Lady and Edmond Richard Belle De Jour - New 50th Anniversary Restoration New Jean-Claude Carriere interview New Masterclass with Diego Bunuel and Jean-Claude Carriere (1 hour+) New Trailer Commentary by professor Peter W. Evans The Last Script (1:34:33) A Story of Perversion or Emancipation? - Interview with Dr Sylvain Mimoun (29:39 in PAL) Diary of a Chambermaid An Angel in the Marshes doc (26 minutes) Phantom of Liberty New Jean-Claude Carriere interview New Critical Analysis by professor Peter W. Evans New Bunuel, la transgression des reves -A new documentary by Pierre-Henri Gibert Photo Gallery The Milky Way New Jean-Claude Carriere interview New Critical Analysis by professor Peter W. Evans Bunuel, athiest thanks to God doc (32 minutes) Trailer Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie New Jean-Claude Carriere interview A Walk Amongst the Shadows doc (28 minutes) Critical analysis by professor Peter W.Evans Trailer Tristana New Interview with Franco Nero Rituals documentary doc (20 minutes) Trailer
Features SHOOT THE PIANIST, JULES ET JIM, THE SOFT SKIN, ANNE & MURIEL, A GORGEOUS GIRL LIKE ME, THE LAST METRO, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, FINALLY SUNDAY.
On the brink of Civil War King Henry IV (John Gielgud) attempts to consolidate his reign while fretting with unease over his sons seeming neglect of his royal duties. Hal (Keith Baxter) the young Prince openly consorts with Sir John Falstaff (Orson Welles) and his company of “Diana’s foresters Gentlemen of the shade Minions of the moon”. Hal’s friendship with the fat knight substitutes for his estrangement from his father. Both Falstaff and the King are old and tired; both rely on Hal for comfort in their final years while the young Prince the future Henry V nurtures his own ambitions. Orson Welles considered Chimes at Midnight his personal favorite of all his films. Perhaps the most radical and groundbreaking of all Shakespeare adaptations the film condenses the Bard’s Henriad cycle into a single focused narrative. Its international cast comprises of Jeanne Moreau Fernando Rey Margaret Rutherford and Ralph Richardson as the narrator in addition to Welles and Gielgud. The film’s harrowing war scenes have proven especially influential cited in Kenneth Branagh’s Henry V as well as Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.
Jeanne Moreau (Jules et Jim) and Stanley Baker (Yesterday's Enemy) star as two lovers caught in a deadly affair, in Joseph Losey's 1962 adaptation of the James Hadley Chase novel. A highly personal film that was blighted by producer interference, and heavily cut for general release, we are delighted to present the longest-known version of the film in a definitive, world premiere Blu-ray edition. Special Features: Brand new 4K scan of EYE Filmmuseum's photochemical restoration of the longest-known version of the film (130 mins) High Definition remaster of the original European theatrical release version of Eva (109 mins) High Definition remaster of the alternative The Devil's Woman version (109 mins) Original mono audio Archival Interview with Joseph Losey (1967): the acclaimed director discusses Eve in this extract from the French television programme CinÃ©ma Archival Interview with Jeanne Moreau (1972): extract from the French television programme TÃªte d'affiche, featuring the celebrated star in conversation with actor France Roche The BEHP Interview with Reginald Beck (1987): archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the editor, and regular Losey collaborator, in conversation with Alan Lawson All About Eve (2020): interview with filmmaker Gavrik Losey, son of Joseph Losey A Creation Myth (2020): appreciation by author and film historian Neil Sinyard Image gallery: publicity and promotional material Original UK and French theatrical trailers New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by Phuong Le, Joseph Losey on Eve, a look at the James Hadley Chase source novel, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Simona Monizza on the EYE Filmmuseum restoration of Eve, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
She gave her innocence her passion her body. The one thing she couldn't give was her love. Indochina 1929. On a ferry a 27-year-old Chinese man spots an alluring but poor French teenager. They soon begin a forbidden but fiercely passionate romance. While the man truly loves the girl she remains aloof for her involvement with him is more out of rebellion towards her family -- and for sexual excitement -- rather than love. However when the gentleman is forced to marry a wom
Orson Welles applied his unique directorial style to Kafka's classic work in this 1962 adaptation of The Trial. Anthony Perkins stars as Joseph K., an office clerk who gets arrested one day but is not told why. Welles used interesting techniques during filming, such as pin-screen animation to emphasise the atmosphere of K's world. The result is a moving and atmospheric attempt to capture the essence of Kafka's original work.
Based on the classic novel from Victor Hugo this is an epic tale of love honour and obsession against the dramatic background of the French Revolution. Jean Valjean (Depardieu) lives a life on the run his punishment for stealing a loaf of bread when starving. Settling in a remote town he devotes himself to the care of the poor including the poverty stricken Fantine. When she dies her daughter Cosette (Ledoyen) is raised by Valjean but both are haunted by Javert (Malkovich) a
Featuring the best of children's fairytales characters such as Alice in Wonderland Red Riding Hood Peter Pan and many more Eleanor's Secret is a beautifully animated tale about the importance of being able to read. When their beloved aunt Eleanor dies Nathaniel and his family are left the house where they have spent every summer and Nathaniel has been bequeathed all the books in the library where he makes a startling discovery - after dark all the characters come to life! They tell him that to save them from extinction he must read the magic spell in the library. There is only one problem - Nathaniel can't read. In a race against time Nathaniel must battle against all the odds including a wily antique dealer who wants to buy all the books from his parents to save his new friends. A charming film for all ages.
Francois Truffaut's classic tale of a love triangle which takes place over 20 years both before and after World War I. Jeanne Moreau stars as Catherine the beautiful and unpredictable woman who maintains a delicate relationship with two friends the quiet German Jules (Oskar Werner) and the romantic Parisian Jim (Henri Serre). The War intervenes and drives the men to the opposing fronts; afterwards the two quickly resume their friendship but the balance of their relationship with Catherine is now upset by more adult concerns.
A heart-warming comedy/drama about old comrades reuniting through love and bittersweet memories. Originally shown as a part of the BBC One's series of plays for Screen One in 1993. Two veterans of the D-Day landings, Cyril (Leo McKern) and Amos (Alec Guinness) return to Normandy for the first time in 50 years. Amos, who took some shrapnel in the skull during the battle of Normandy, has been mentally scarred ever since. Cyril has brought Amos to visit the grave of their wartime buddy, Briggsy, but is also keen to catch up on another wartime friend, Waldo (John Randolph). Reminiscing about Angelique (Jeanne Moreau), a French woman they were both enamored with in their soldiering days, Cyril & Waldo decide to try and track her down, and fight for her affections once again, but where is Angelique, their former French sweetheart? And who exactly is Lisa (Lauren Bacall) the sorrowful American staying at the same hotel, and what is the guilty secret she appears to be nursing? Secrets will be revealed, rivalries stoked, and memories evoked at the Normandy cemeteries as the parties converge to pay their respects.
French black comedy in which a crime of passion goes horribly wrong when the killer gets trapped in a lift. As Julien (Maurice Ronet)'s lover Florence Carala (Jeanne Moreau) - who also happens to be the victim's wife - is out searching for him in Paris a young hood and his girl steal the killer's car complicating matters further. This was Louis Malle's first film as director and it partly set the tone for the 'new wave' to come. It is also notable for its famous jazz score improvised in one night by Miles Davis while the film was being projected.
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