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  • Stealing Beauty [1996]Stealing Beauty | DVD | (21/06/2004) from £10.78   |  Saving you £2.21 (20.50%)   |  RRP £12.99

    When 19-year-old Lucy arrives in Tuscany to spend the summer with her late Mother's free spirited Bohemian friends she soon finds herself in pursuit of an unfulfilled romance. Guided by the kindness and wisdon of Max Lucy finds herself battling with her emotions in a sensual adventure that leads to the ultimate enlightenment. From the director of 'The Last Emperor' Bernardo Bertolucci 'Stealing Beauty' explores one girl's intriguing journey into womanhood in a provacative story

  • The Conformist [DVD]The Conformist | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £7.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (100.12%)   |  RRP £15.99

    To impress his Fascist friends Marcello plans to assassinate his former professor now considered a subversive. A blend of thriller psychological portrait and political parable The Conformist found Bertolucci on peak form and the resulting stylistic tour de force paved the way for the likes of Scorsese Schrader and Michael Mann.

  • The Conformist [Blu-ray]The Conformist | Blu Ray | (26/08/2013) from £13.99   |  Saving you £6.00 (42.89%)   |  RRP £19.99

    To impress his Fascist friends Marcello plans to assassinate his former professor now considered a subversive. A blend of thriller psychological portrait and political parable The Conformist found Bertolucci on peak form and the resulting stylistic tour de force paved the way for the likes of Scorsese Schrader and Michael Mann. Special Features: HD restoration supervised by Director of Photography Vittorio Storaro in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio Original Mono 2.0 Audio Audio commentary with Italian cinema expert David Forgacs Feature length documentary 'Bernardo Bertolucci: Reflections on Cinema' directed by Sandro Lai on Bertolucci's career with on-set archive material and interviews Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork A comprehensive booklet featuring: Brand new writing on the film by critic Michael Atkinson Re-printed interview with Bernardo Bertolucci from 1971 Bertolucci's thoughts on filmmaking illustrated with original stills

  • Jamon Jamon [1992]Jamon Jamon | DVD | (27/12/2000) from £14.56   |  Saving you £5.43 (27.20%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Salted pork shanks as leitmotiv in Jamón Jamón a dark comedy about an absurd love triangle: this is what post-Franco cine is all about (food and sex). Spanish tortillas (i.e., potato omelets) are also big in this one. Director José Juan Bigas Luna is intelligent, wry, and--despite the formulaic narrative that melodrama must essentially contain--unpredictable. At times his film exudes a certain Almodóvar flavour, but there is an edge, perhaps even heavy-handedness, to the dark humour that is either Luna's success or his downfall. The film garnered the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, after all. Try to follow: sexy Penelope Cruz (Belle Epoque) is growing up with her mother outside town on the wrong side of the highway. Together they run a truck stop where cars and life literally race past. Cruz is in love with Jordí Molla, by whom she is pregnant, but Molla's bourgeois mother, played by Anna Galiena (Being Human), thinks he can and should do better (of course, neither Cruz nor his mother knows of the erotic, avian interludes Molla enjoys on the side.) To save her son from the lower classes, Galiena hires Javier Bardem, a muscular, pretty man (whose regular consumption of the pork he distributes for a living has enhanced his sexual appeal) to pursue Cruz. The dark comedy finds a proper ending to the triangle in a grotesque but comedic landscape of death. This is not a cookie-cutter movie but rather one that will resonate with both your light and dark sides. After each surprise, you'll chuckle, feel guilty, and chuckle again. --Erik Macki, Amazon.com

  • Jamon Jamon [DVD]Jamon Jamon | DVD | (28/01/2013) from £7.99   |  Saving you £7.00 (116.86%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Salted pork shanks as leitmotiv in Jamón Jamón a dark comedy about an absurd love triangle: this is what post-Franco cine is all about (food and sex). Spanish tortillas (i.e., potato omelets) are also big in this one. Director José Juan Bigas Luna is intelligent, wry, and--despite the formulaic narrative that melodrama must essentially contain--unpredictable. At times his film exudes a certain Almodóvar flavour, but there is an edge, perhaps even heavy-handedness, to the dark humour that is either Luna's success or his downfall. The film garnered the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival, after all. Try to follow: sexy Penelope Cruz (Belle Epoque) is growing up with her mother outside town on the wrong side of the highway. Together they run a truck stop where cars and life literally race past. Cruz is in love with Jordí Molla, by whom she is pregnant, but Molla's bourgeois mother, played by Anna Galiena (Being Human), thinks he can and should do better (of course, neither Cruz nor his mother knows of the erotic, avian interludes Molla enjoys on the side.) To save her son from the lower classes, Galiena hires Javier Bardem, a muscular, pretty man (whose regular consumption of the pork he distributes for a living has enhanced his sexual appeal) to pursue Cruz. The dark comedy finds a proper ending to the triangle in a grotesque but comedic landscape of death. This is not a cookie-cutter movie but rather one that will resonate with both your light and dark sides. After each surprise, you'll chuckle, feel guilty, and chuckle again. --Erik Macki, Amazon.com

  • The Key [Blu-ray]The Key | Blu Ray | (20/05/2013) from £13.48   |  Saving you £6.51 (48.29%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Tinto Brass's first major film since the notorious Caligula stars Frank Finlay as a man who is terrified of losing his voluptuous wife Teresa (Stefania Sandrelli) because he is unable to satisfy her sexually. He arranges for her to have an affair, by taking erotic photographs of her and asking her would-be lover to develop them. Meanwhile, he keeps abreast of her burgeoning relationship by reading her diary, in the full knowledge that she in turn is reading his... One of Brass's most critically acclaimed films, The Key is also one of his most elegant, with wintry Venetian locations, a beautiful Ennio Morricone score and a strong sense of period - it's set in 1940, just before Mussolini's Italy entered World War II. However, it also unmistakably shows the path that Brass would eventually follow, with startlingly graphic sex scenes for a supposedly 'respectable' film cast with serious actors. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray and Standard Definition DVD Presentation of the film in widescreen for the first time! Optional English and Italian audio Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian audio Original Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly illustrated artwork by The Red Dress Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tinto Brass scholar Alexander Tuschinski, illustrated with rare production stills

  • The Key [1984]The Key | DVD | (22/10/2001) from £26.98   |  Saving you £-10.99 (N/A%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Tinto Brass director of ""Caligula"" and ""Salon Kitty"" brings you ""The Key"" the story of married couple Nino and Teresa Rolfe who three days into 1940 on the 20th anniversary of their wedding begin to keep diaries expressing their most intimate and private thoughts on paper in the hope that somehow these thoughts will be communicated to each other. ""The Key"" of the title opens the drawer where unknown to each other the husband and wife hide their diaries. Nino wants his wif

  • The Conformist [Dual Format Edition} [Blu-ray]The Conformist | Blu Ray | (27/02/2012) from £37.78   |  Saving you £-9.79 (N/A%)   |  RRP £27.99

    At the peak of his creative powers the 29 year old Bernardo Bertolucci, eschewed the influence of mentor, Jean-Luc Godard and partnered up with Vittorio Storaro and developed his own style for one of the most visually dazzling, politically and psychologically intriguing and possibly greatest of all Italian films.Told in a non linear structure that would go on to influence The Godfather Part II (not the only influence on Coppola’s film), the story begins in Rome, 1938. Marcello (Jean-Louis Trintignant) is a young fascist who takes on the job of assassinating his former professor who has fled to Paris. With his girlfriend (Stefania Sandrelli) in tow he meets the professor and his young wife (Dominique Sanda). A thriller as well as study of Italian politics and psychological character, Bertolucci’s Oscar nominated adaptation of Alberto Moravia’s novel (an adaptation Moravia greatly admired) has gone on to influence filmmakers such as Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese and Michael Mann and remains one of the great triumphs of world cinema.Arrow Academy is proud to present Bernardo Bertolucci’s masterpiece on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time in the UK.

  • Tinto Brass - The Key / Cheeky / All Ladies Do It (SubtitledTinto Brass - The Key / Cheeky / All Ladies Do It (Subtitled | DVD | (24/03/2003) from £40.48   |  Saving you £-15.49 (N/A%)   |  RRP £24.99

    With its stars bottom looming large on the cover, erotic adventure All Ladies Do It is clearly the work of Italian director Tinto Brass. It is another tale of a young woman and her quest to fulfil her sexual desires, in this case Claudia Kolls Diane, who embarks on a series of casual affairs much to the interest of husband Paul who, assuming that her tales are merely the product of an active imagination, finds himself aroused by their content. In the meantime, Diane is increasing her circle of lovers before a trip to Venice threatens to bring her dual life crashing down. The plot is frankly secondary to Brass appreciation of the female form (absolutely no opportunity is missed to focus on Kolls behind) and it all becomes a little ludicrous. The original Italian title ("Cosi fan tutte") is derived from Mozarts comic opera but, unlike the operas convoluted sexual politics, here there is only a rather confused attempt at expressing a quasi-feminist message about female independence. All Ladies Do It is best viewed as a piece of glossy titillation and nothing more. On the DVD: Brass certainly knows how to make the best of a location and there are some exceptionally beautiful shots of Venice to be found among the carnal adventures. The extras include a filmography and photo gallery as well as a low quality but telling interview with the director, during which he expounds on a rather strange theory regarding womens bottoms and the fact that, unlike their faces, they cannot lie. --Phil Udell

  • Last Kiss [2004]Last Kiss | DVD | (24/01/2005) from £N/A   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant. With his friends Alberto the stud slacker Paolo and unhappily married Adriano all have issues and all want very different things from what they've got... Winner of the World Cinema Audience Award at the 2002 Sundance Independent Film Festival. The film is a remake of Federico Fellini's 'I Vitelloni' (1953).

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