From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I'll Shoot), a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, DÃ©tective, Vengeance). Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend. Also starring Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9), FranÃ§oise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud's), and gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession), Eureka Classics is proud to present Gli Specialisti on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration. Special Features: LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Print Run of 2000 units] 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from an incredible 4K restoration Restored Italian and French audio options Rarely heard English dub track Optional English subtitles Feature-length audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema Trailer PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION collector's booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units] featuring new writing by western authority Howard Hughes on both the film, and the French-western sub-genre
You wouldn't think that a movie, which mostly consists of two old guys talking could be a thriller, but that's exactly what L'Homme du Train is. French singer Johnny Hallyday plays a professional criminal who comes to a small town to take part in a robbery. By chance, he meets talkative Jean Rochefort, who invites the laconic Hallyday to stay at his house because the hotel is closed. The two form an unlikely friendship, each curious about (and envious of) the other's life. But all the while plans for the robbery continue, while Rochefort is preparing for a dangerous event of his own. The pitch-perfect performances make L'Homme du Train completely involving. Rochefort and Hallyday play off of each other beautifully; it's impossible to put your finger on what makes these subtle, supple scenes so magnetic. The whole is directed with spare authority by Patrice Leconte (La Veuve de Saint-Pierre). --Bret Fetzer
A French chef swears revenge after a violent attack on his daughter's family in Hong Kong during which her husband and her two children are murdered. To help him find the killers he hires three local hit-men working for the mafia.
Available on DVD for the first time! This little-seen French drama chronicles the intertwining paths of lowlifes and criminals living in a Paris hotel telling the story in two overlapping narratives. In the first strand an unhappily married couple Franoise and Emile Chenal (Nathalie Baye and Claude Brasseur) tries to collect a debt from a boxing manager who has ties to the mob. In the second story a hotel detective and his nephew Inspector Neveu (Jean-Pierre Laud) spend thei
French sensation The Crimson Rivers was a serial killer thriller with a difference--it was genuinely thrilling. It was also pretty disturbing, but Jean Reno (The Professional) brought some light to the darkness with his sly performance as dog-phobic detective Niémans. Fortunately, Reno has returned in this highly stylized Luc Besson-penned sequel. Vincent Cassell has not, but Benoît Magimel (The Piano Teacher), as new partner Reda, makes for a decent replacement. Alas, Olivier Dahan isn't in the same league as Matthieu Kassovitz and the story line, which has something to do with the Last Supper, the Maginot Line, and gravity-defying killer monks, is even more convoluted than before. Then there's Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train) as a mysterious one-eyed man and Christopher Lee (The Lord of the Rings) as a bad German dude. It's all a little ridiculous, but entertaining nonetheless, and the chase sequences are a treat. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
A group of gay friends plan to finally tell all of their parents the truth at a grand party, but nothing goes as planned.
Frank Yuma a long time enforcer and hit man for an organized crime syndicate is suspected of being an informer for the FBI. The syndicate orders a hit on Frank and hires his own crew to do the job. But unfortunately for them Frank Yuma survives.
Johnny Hallyday a effectue un retour a l'Olympia en offrant a 100 000 spectateurs pendant pres de trois mois une serie de concerts ou l'emotion et la proximite...prirent le ps sur le gigantisme de ses dernier spectacles. Le spectacle de l'olympia 2000 de Johnny a ete tourne dans les conditions d'un veritable film de cinema en super 16mm avec 9 cameras. Ce film est un temoignage magnifique qui transmet fidelement toute l'emotion et la communication entre le public et son artiste prefere.
Johnny Hallyday is a French icon and superstar. With a career going back into the fifties he remains the best selling artist of all time in the French speaking world as well as enjoying a successful acting career. Inspired by Elvis Presley and the pioneers of American rock 'n' roll he managed to take their energy and sense of rebellion and create something distinctively French. He was an immediate success and has remained so to this day. This concert from Montreux in 1988 captures his electric live show in a far more intimate venue than the vast arenas he usually performs in.
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