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Director Josef von Sternberg

  • THE BLUE ANGEL [DER BLAUE ENGEL] (Masters of Cinema) (DUAL FORMAT) [Blu-ray] THE BLUE ANGEL (Masters of Cinema) (DUAL FORMAT) | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    The Blue Angel is one of the first German language sound films (filmed simultaneously in an English-language version), and the picture that represents the initial collaboration between Josef von Sternberg and his immortal muse, Marlene Dietrich. Following up his role in Sternberg's great silent The Last Command, Emil Jannings portrays a schoolteacher named Immanuel Rath, whose fateful expedition to catch his students frequenting the cabaret known as The Blue Angel leads to his own rapture with the establishment's main attraction Lola (Dietrich) - and, as a result, triggers the downward spiral of his life and fortune. Directed by Sternberg while on loan from America to the pioneering German producer Erich Pommer, The Blue Angel is at once captivating, devastating, and powerfully erotic, laced-through with Sternberg's masterful cinematography. From here, the director and Dietrich would go on to make six more films together in the span of five years, and leave a legacy of some of the most indelible iconography in the cinema of glamour and obsession. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Blue Angel in a new Dual Format presentation that incorporates both versions of the film in 1080p HD for the first time in the UK. Special Features: 1080p HD Presentation of both the German-language and English-language versions of the film, with progressive encodes on the DVD Newly translated optional subtitles on the German-language version, and SDH on the English-language version New and exclusive video essay on the films by critic and scholar Tag Gallagher New and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by critic and scholar Tony Rayns on the German-langauage version Original screen test with Marlene Dietrich Archival interview clips with Marlene Dietrich Substantial booklet containing writing on the film, vintage excerpts, and rare archival imagery

  • Cary Grant: The Movie Collection [DVD] Cary Grant: The Movie Collection | DVD | (29/09/2014) from £35.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Compilation box set containing 19 specially selected films starring Cary Grant including: She Done Him Wrong/ Mr Lucky/ Father Goose/ Indiscreet/ Operation Petticoat/ That Touch of Mink/ The Grass is Greener/ Blonde Venus/ Charade/ Suspicion/ I'm No Angel/ The Last Outpost/ In Name Only/ None But The Lonely Heart/ Once Upon a Honeymoon/ Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House/ Sylvia Scarlett/ My Favorite Wife/ Bringing Up Baby)

  • The Devil Is A Woman [1935] The Devil Is A Woman | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £11.30  |  Saving you £-1.31 (-13.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Set against the surreal and fantastic Carnival in Spain this film tells the story of an older man's obsession for a woman who is desired by all but can belong to no one. Told through a series of flashbacks The Devil Is A Woman deals with frustration lost romance and desire.

  • The Saga of Anatahan (1953) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition The Saga of Anatahan (1953) (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition | Blu Ray | (14/08/2017) from £10.29  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Josef von Sternberg the innovative director with an unmatched eye for detail and a reputation for his intensity brings to life this vulnerable tale of human trauma, survival and redemption. Set during the dying stages of World War II, The Saga of Anatahan tells the story of twelve Japanese seaman stranded on a forgotten island for seven years. Accompanied only by Keiko (Akemi Negishi), a young Japanese woman, all rationality and discipline are soon overcome by a struggle for power and control over Keiko s affections. Narrated by Sternberg himself, the director positions himself as the story s unconscious viewpoint amidst his other trademark qualities: lush mise-en-scene, theatrical lighting and bleak yet poignant storytelling. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: 1080p presentation from a new 2K restoration of the uncensored 1958 version of the film Uncompressed PCM soundtrack (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles The complete 1953 version of the film (Blu-ray only) A new interview with Asian film expert Tony Rayns Whose Saga? - A visual essay by critic Tag Gallagher Saga: The Making of Anatahan An interview with Nicolas von Sternberg U.S. Navy footage of the actual survivors of Anatahan, immediately after their surrender Unused footage originally filmed specially for the 1958 version of the film Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery

  • The Blue Angel - - Two Disc Special Edition [1930] The Blue Angel - - Two Disc Special Edition | DVD | (23/09/2002) from £32.37  |  Saving you £-12.38 (-61.90%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Josef von Sternberg's The Blue Angel is a crowning achievement of Weimar cinema an exquisite parable of one man's fall from respectability. Emil Jannings the quintessential German Expressionist actor stars as Professor Immanuel Rath the sexually repressed instructor of a boys prep school. After learning of the pupils' infatuation with French postcards depicting a local nightclub songstress he decides to personally investigate the source of such indecency. However as soon

  • Shanghai Express [1932] Shanghai Express | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £5.00  |  Saving you £4.99 (49.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    A beautiful temptress re-kindles an old romance while trying to escape her past during a tension-packed train journey. Marlene Dietrich and Clive Brook star in this thrilling adventure set on a train travelling from Peking to Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War. In 1931 while travelling between Peking and Shanghai two long-lost loves meet again. Magdalen now known as Shanghai Lily is notorious for using her feminine wit along the Chinese coast which disgusts Doc as soon as he discovers her past. The train is accosted by the rebel army and Magdalen and Doc must put their feelings aside to survive. A touching story of romance set during the tumultuous years of war-torn China.

  • The Last Command (1928) [Masters of Cinema] (Blu-ray & DVD) The Last Command (1928) (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (16/05/2016) from £10.29  |  Saving you £9.70 (48.50%)  |  RRP £19.99

    Emil Jannings stars in the film which won the first ever Academy Award for best Actor for his role in this stunning early masterpiece from director Josef von Sternberg (The Blue Angel). An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra (Emil Jannings, in an incredibly passionate performance) is chosen by a former adversary (William Powell) to play a role that resembles his former self and gradually loses his grip on reality. Equally a sharp witted satire of the Hollywood machine and a heartbreaking drama about one man's emotional downfall, Josef von Sternberg's The Last Command (his second major Hollywood picture) is one of the finest and most significant films of its era. Featuring exemplary cinematography, beautifully designed sets, and rousing Revolution sequences, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the worldwide Blu-ray debut of this wonderfully composed masterpiece.

  • Scarlet Empress [1934] Scarlet Empress | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £11.30  |  Saving you £-1.31 (-13.10%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The Young Princess of Germany Sophia is taken to Russia to marry the Grand Duke Peter son of the domineering Empress in an attempt to improve the royal blood line. She dislikes her husband and so after the old Empress dies she engineers a coup d'etat with help of the military and becomes Catherine The Great.

  • Blonde Venus [1932] Blonde Venus | DVD | (04/06/2007) from £4.00  |  Saving you £5.99 (60.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    American chemist Ned Faraday marries a German entertainer and starts a family. However he becomes poisoned with Radium and needs an expensive treatment in Germany to have any chance at being cured. Wife Helen returns to night club work to attempt to raise the money and becomes popular as the Blonde Venus. In an effort to get enough money sooner she prostitutes herself to millionaire Nick Townsend. While Ned is away in Europe she continues with Nick but when Ned returns cured he discovers her infidelity. Now Ned despises Helen but she grabs son Johnny and lives on the run just one step ahead of the Missing Persons Bureau. When they do finally catch her she loses her son to Ned. Once again she returns to entertaining this time in Paris and her fame once again brings her and Townsend together. Helen and Nick return to America engaged but she is irresistibly drawn back to her son and Ned. In which life does she truly belong?

  • Morocco [1930] Morocco | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £9.99  |  Saving you £0.00 (0.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Marlene Dietrich portrays Mademoiselle Amy Jolly an alluring singer with a troubled past who plays in a smoky cabaret in Morocco. On meeting Legionnaire Tom Brown she initially toys with him but ends up falling hopelessly in love with him and even pursues him across the desert.

  • Jet Pilot (John Wayne) Jet Pilot (John Wayne) | DVD | (05/06/2006) from £3.74  |  Saving you £0.39 (3.90%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Exploding with all the power of the jet age... with all the passion of a daring love story! A corps of silver jets soar across the majestic blue American skies while a beautiful lady waits faithfully for her hero. John Wayne and Janet Leigh star in this military romance: a classic Howard Hughes production! Anna a Russian MIG pilot escapes the USSR and lands on a US Airforce base in Alaska. There she meets Colonel Shannon and after he debriefs her the two become romantically involved and move to Palm Springs. Trouble arises when the US authorities discover that Anna is not really a defector but a Soviet spy. Army honchos decide to turn the tables by letting Shannon follow her back home and do some of his own espionage. But once there Soviet forces endanger Shannon's life - and Anna has to choose between her country and the man she has come to love...

  • Classics of German Cinema [2007] Classics of German Cinema | DVD | (21/05/2007) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £44.99

    Perhaps no period of any national cinema extends its influence so powerfully into the present day of movies as that of the German cinema of the Weimar era. From the fraught angles that accompanied magisterial set-design to the dreamlike interplay of light and shadow German films of the pre-WWII era defined the famed ""expressionistic"" visual style even as they tested the boundaries of social and sexual taboos. This collection contains five films. Four are classic films emblematic of the legendary Weimar period and one is an historical curiosity commissioned under the Nazi regime. Paul Wegener's and Carl Boese's 1920 film Der Golem represents the second (and the only fully surviving) film treatment by Wegener of the Yiddish folktale based around a towering clay monster created by magic corrupted by evil and redeemed ultimately by the force of the human soul. From the same year comes Robert Wiene's nightmarish classic The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari - a story of mesmerism sleepwalking and murder - a demented dreamscape that perhaps single-handedly galvanized the Expressionist movement of silent cinema. Nine years on Joe May's Asphalt opens a door to the sordid carnality lurking inside the Weimar heart of darkness - and gives audiences the gift of Betty Amann the greatest ""siren unsung"" of the early silver-screen. No lack of recognition would beset the besotted lead of Josef von Sternberg's 1930 masterpiece The Blue Angel - presented here in both its German- and English-language versions. Simply put this tale of a mild-mannered professor (Emil Jannings) sucked into the world of a licentious cabaret artiste introduced the public to an immortal: her name written among the stars would read ""Marlene Dietrich"". By 1943 a new era had dawned one in which Joseph Goebbels called the shots and it was Josef von Bky's Mnchhausen that epitomized the ""new German epic"" - a state-sanctioned Agfacolor melange of the picaresque and Aryan myth that nevertheless served to inspire Terry Gilliam's more benign modern fantasia The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. Myth sex magick and the ""tall-tale"": Classics of German Cinema: 1920-1943 presents the viewer with a selection of masterpieces that tower not only over the awesome first phase of German movies but over the origins of world cinema as a whole. 1. Der Golem 2. Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari 3. Asphalt 4. The Blue Angel 5. Munchhausen

  • Macao [DVD] Macao | DVD | (26/03/2012) from £21.02  |  Saving you £-8.03 (-61.80%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Lying just off the coast of China, the exotic island of Macao is one of the most dangerous and corrupt places in the world. A haven for gamblers, smugglers, fugitives and killers, it's a place where everything - and everyone - has a price. On a morning like any other morning on Macao, three strangers arrive in port - fugitive drifter Nick Cochran (Robert Mitchum), jaded nightclub singer Julie Benson (Jane Russell) and international salesman Lawrence Trumble (William Bendix). But on Macao no one may be who they say they are.One of the new arrivals is an undercover police officer. Now big time casino owner and racketeer Vincent Halloran (Brad Dexter) must find out who - and fast. He's already killed one cop, a fortune in contraband is missing - and he's beginning to feel the Macao heat...

  • Cary Grant Collection [DVD] [2017] Cary Grant Collection | DVD | (27/03/2017) from £33.50  |  Saving you £9.21 (21.60%)  |  RRP £42.71

    Cary Grant is the single most important star in the history of motion pictures Joe Queenan - The Guardian 9 Classic Movies Featuring Cary Grant Includes: Blonde Venus She Done Him Wrong Charade That Touch of Mink I'm No Angel The Grass Is Greener Indiscreet The Last Outpost Operation Petticoat

  • Dishonored [1931] Dishonored | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £3.00  |  Saving you £6.99 (70.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Dishonoured (Universal Classics)

  • John Wayne - Wayne At War John Wayne - Wayne At War | DVD | (06/11/2006) from £24.95  |  Saving you £-18.59 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Flying Tigers (1942): A Tribute To The Intrepid Flying Tigers Those Youthful And Courageous American Pilots For Hire Who Harassed The Japanese Air Force Over The Burma Road Prior To Their Attack On Pearl Harbour. Wayne Stars As The Squadron Leader. The Fighting Seabees (1944): Wedge (John Wayne) Tries To Get His Civilian Construction Workers Protection During World War Ii When Some Of His Men Are Killed During A Japanese Attack. Against Regulations He Arms His Men To Fight Back... Back To Bataan (1945): January 30 1945: The Japanese Prison Camp At Cabanatuan Is Liberated By The Allies. This Moving War Film Shows The Courage And Personal Sacrifice Which Led To This Historic Occasion. Sands Of Iwo Jima (1949): The Relationship Between Sergeant Stryker (Wane) And A Group Of Rebellious Recruits Is Made Difficult By The Sergeant's Tough Training Tactics. At Tarawa The Leathernecks Have A Chance To See Stryker In Action And Begin To Appreciate Him. The Flying Leathernecks (1951): The South Pacific 1942. Major Dan Kirby (Wayne) Heads Up A Marine Fighter Squadron Against The Wishes Of The Men Who Were Expecting The Promotion Of The More Popular Captain Griffin (Robert Ryan). Jet Pilot (1957): In The Dangerous Days Of The Cold War An Ace American Air Force Pilot (Wayne) Has An Encounter With A Very Attractive Lady From The Wrong Side Of The Iron Curtain. Will The Sparks Of Romance Help Thaw Frosty International Relations?

  • Duel in the Sun--Roadshow Edition [1946] Duel in the Sun--Roadshow Edition | DVD | (08/04/2002) from £11.99  |  Saving you £-14.93 (-249.20%)  |  RRP £5.99

    Before creating Duel in the Sun, legendary producer David O Selznick dreamed of making another magnum opus like his 1939 production of Gone with the Wind; he also proposed to make Jennifer Jones, his ladylove then second wife, a megastar. Thus Duel in the Sun (Lust in the Dust to some) was created as an extravagant Technicolor epic about the collision of the old West with the new, offering wide-open spaces with railroads and barbed wire, and juxtaposing character traits such as hot-blooded outlaws alongside civilised folk who are often wimpy or unwell. The film begins among giant rocks drenched in a blood-red sunset, with velvet-voiced Orson Welles intoning the legend of doomed Pearl Chavez and her demon lover; Duel in the Sun never strays far from lush romanticism, spiced with a dash of S/M. The cast is huge (a lubriciously wicked Gregory Peck, Lillian Gish, Joseph Cotton, Lionel Barrymore, Walter Huston, Harry Carey, Herbert Marshall, Charles Bickford, Butterfly McQueen) and there are unforgettable set pieces, the most notable being the lovers' final shootout among those red rocks, as orgiastic a finale as you could ask for. --Kathleen Murphy, Amazon.com

  • John Wayne: Complete Collection (34 Films) John Wayne: Complete Collection (34 Films) | DVD | (22/11/2004) from £N/A  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £149.99

    The ultimate collection (56 hours!) of John Wayne movies many of which have been previously unavailable on DVD! 1. Stagecoach (1939) 2. The Long Voyage Home (1940) 3. Fort Apache (1948) 4. She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) 5. Rio Grande (1951) 6. The Quiet Man (1952) 7. Sands of Iwo Jima 8. The Fighting Seabees 9. The Flying Tigers 10. Back to Bataan 11. Jet Pilot 12. The Flying Leathernecks 13. Dark Command 14. Tall in the Saddle 15. Angel and the Bad Man 16. The Fighting Kentuckian 17. The War Wagon 18. Rooster Cogburn 19. The Spoilers 20. Tycoon 21. Wake of the Red Witch 22. The Conqueror 23. The Magnificent Showman 24. Hellfighters 25. Seven Sinners 26. Three Faces West 27. Lady from Louisiana 28. The Shepherd of the Hills 29. In Old California 30. Pittsburgh 31. Reap the Wild Wind 32. War of the Wildcats 33. Dakota 34. Flame of Barbary Coast

  • Wayne At War Wayne At War | DVD | (15/11/2004) from £13.95  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £49.99

    A collection of war films starring the iconic John Wayne. Films comprise: 1. Sands of Iwo Jima 2. The Fighting Seabees 3. The Flying Tigers 4. Back to Bataan 5. Jet Pilot 6. The Flying Leathernecks

  • John Wayne: War [Sands Of Iwo Jima/Back To Bataan/Flying Tigers/Jet Pilot] [DVD] John Wayne: War | DVD | (21/10/2013) from £22.98  |  Saving you £1.90 (6.30%)  |  RRP £29.99

    JOHN WAYNE WAR FILMS BOX SET 4 DVD SUPERBE FILMS: SANDS OF IWO JIMA BACK TO BATAAN FLYING TIGERS JET PILOT REGION 2 AND 4

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