"Director: Joseph Losey"

  • Time Without Pity (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2019] [Region Free]Time Without Pity (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (28/10/2019) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Following his blacklisting in the McCarthy HUAC hearings, director Joseph Losey (Eva, The Damned, Secret Ceremony) moved to the England in the 1950s. The gritty British suspense thriller, Time Without Pity was the first film he made in the UK under his own name. In a BAFTA-nominated performance, the great Michael Redgrave (Goodbye Gemini, Connecting Rooms, Dead of Night) stars as an anguished father whose son is convicted of murder and languishing on death row. In a desperate race-against-time, he attempts to prove his son's innocence whilst bringing the real murderer to justice. With photography by Freddie Francis (The Elephant Man), and a superb supporting cast including Ann Todd (Taste of Fear), Leo McKern (X the Unknown), and Peter Cushing (Corruption, The Beast Must Die), Time Without Pity is brilliantly accomplished slice of Brit-noir, and a potent cry against capital punishment. Extras: High Definition remaster Original mono audio The Guardian Interview with Joseph Losey (1973): the celebrated filmmaker in conversation with film critic Dilys Powell at London's National Film Theatre Selected scenes commentary with film historian Neil Sinyard Introduction by Gavrik Losey (2019): a new interview with the filmmaker and son of director Joseph Losey Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, archival interviews with cast and crew members, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits and more World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change

  • Julie Christie CollectionJulie Christie Collection | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £16.49   |  Saving you £18.50 (52.90%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The divine Julie Christie brings her glamorous presence to this superb box set containing 5 of her finest films. Featuring: 1. The Go-Between (1970) 2. Billy Liar (1963) 3. Far From The Madding Crowd (1967) 4. Don't Look Now (1973) 5. Darling (1965)

  • The Servant [DVD]The Servant | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £9.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (44.50%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Adapted from Robin Maugham's short story, 1963 drama The Servant marked the first of three collaborations between director Joseph Losey and celebrated playwright Harold Pinter. Experienced manservant Barrett (Dirk Bogarde) starts working for foppish aristocrat Tony (James Fox) in his smart new townhouse. Much to the annoyance of Tony's girlfriend (Wendy Craig), Barrett slowly initiates himself into the house and begins to manipulate his master. Nominated for five BAFTA's and winning three, including best actor for Dirk Bogarde, The Servant is notable for its ambitious technique and its willingness to engage with what were, at the time, issues never before seen in British cinema. Special Features: James Fox Interviewed by Richard Ayoade Interview with Wendy Craig Interview with Sarah Miles Audio Interview with Douglas Slocombe (Director of Photography) Harold Pinter Tempo Interview Joseph Losey Talks About The Servant Stills Gallery Trailer

  • Modesty Blaise [DVD]Modesty Blaise | DVD | (17/04/2019) from £5.90   |  Saving you £10.09 (63.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Straight from the pages of Peter O'Donnell's newspaper comic strip Monica Vitti is Modesty Blaise - the world's deadliest female agent.

  • The Criminal [Blu-ray] [2019]The Criminal | Blu Ray | (16/09/2019) from £11.59   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Ex-con Johnny (Stanley Baker) used his time in prison wisely to plan the biggest robbery of his career. The robbery goes smoothly and Johnny goes to bury the money in a field until the heat is off, as agreed with friend and racketeer Mike Carter (Sam Wanamaker) and the rest of the gang. In a moment of weakness, Johnny pockets five hundred odd pounds from the haul. Coupled with a tip-off from his ex-girlfriend (Jill Bennett) this proves to be his undoing and Johnny is soon back in prison. The rest of the gang try in vain to get the location of the money out of him without success until Mike hits upon the idea of a break-out using Johnny's new love Suzanne (Margit Saad) as bait.

  • The Go Between [Blu-ray] [2019]The Go Between | Blu Ray | (16/09/2019) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Based on the novel by L.P Hartley and adapted by Harold Pinter, The Go-Between stars Julie Christie as Marian, about to be engaged to Hugh (Edward Fox), a well-bred viscount and her perfect match. Over the course of a sweltering Norfolk summer in 1900, young Leo (Dominic Guard), becomes besotted with the vivacious Marian whilst staying at their house. Innocent of romantic and sexual matters, he unwittingly becomes a pawn in the forbidden romance between her and eminently unsuitable local farmer Ted Burgess (Alan Bates). As the oppressive heat intensifies so too does Leon's burgeoning adolescent questioning of love, attraction and the rules of the upper class that he doesn't really belong to. Both a beautifully subtle critique of the English class system and a visual masterpiece that perfectly captures the timeless beauty of an English Edwardian summer, The Go-Between won director Joseph Losey the Grand Prix (now the Palme D'Or) at Cannes Film Festival in 1971.

  • The Damned [DVD]The Damned | DVD | (04/10/2010) from £3.39   |  Saving you £6.60 (194.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    The brutality of modern society is fast encroaching on the picturesque seaside town of Weymouth. American tourist Simon Wells (Macdonald Carey) is looking for a relaxing holiday but he is mugged by the psychopathic King (Oliver Reed) and his gang of thugs. Wells escapes with Kings sister, Joanie (Shirley Anne Field), and they stumble upon a sinister establishment where nine ice-cold children are being subjected to a horrifying experiment. The shadowy authorities control of the base will stop at nothing to safeguard their secret, but it is the mysterious children who will doom them all... Special Features: Photo Gallery 24-page illustrated booklet This Official UK DVD is Region 2,4,5

  • Secret Ceremony (Limited Edition) [Blu-ray] [2019]Secret Ceremony (Limited Edition) | Blu Ray | (25/11/2019) from £16.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Joseph Losey's lurid and often misunderstood drama stars the great Elizabeth Taylor (Suddenly, Last Summer) as an ageing London prostitute who befriends a young woman (Mia Farrow, See No Evil) that reminds her of her long-dead daughter. As the bizarre relationship between the two evolves, the appearance of Robert Mitchum (Cape Fear), as Farrow's abusive stepfather, ignites deep emotions and dark passions. With its exquisite production design, stylish cinematography and elegant score, Joseph Losey's lost masterpiece finally makes its long-overdue premiere on Blu-ray. Extras Indicator Limited Blu-Ray Edition Special Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with authors and critics Dean Brandum and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (2019) Archival Interview with Joseph Losey (1969, 15 mins): extract from the French television programme Cinéma critique, featuring the celebrated director promoting the release of Secret Ceremony and an appreciation by critic Michel Mourlet The Beholder's Share (2019, 25 mins): interview with Gavrik Losey, son of Joseph Losey TV version: additional scenes (1971, 18 mins): unique prologue and epilogue produced for US television screenings, with Robert Douglas and Michael Strong Original theatrical trailer Larry Karaszewski trailer commentary (2015, 3 mins): short critical appreciation Image gallery: promotional and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an archival location report, Joseph Losey on Secret Ceremony, a look at the source novella, an overview of contemporary reviews, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies

  • Boom [DVD] [1968]Boom | DVD | (30/11/2009) from £9.68   |  Saving you £10.31 (51.60%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Boom!

  • The Go-Between [1970]The Go-Between | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £8.94   |  Saving you £7.05 (44.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus a wealthy classmate at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian Marcus's twenty-something sister a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit takes him on walks and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor Ted Burgess a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling realizes he's betraying Hugh but continues as the go-between nonetheless asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbors stay secret for long? And how does innocence end?

  • King And Country [1964]King And Country | DVD | (22/08/2011) from £11.35   |  Saving you £5.64 (33.20%)   |  RRP £16.99

    Amidst the mud and blood of Passchendaele in 1917 Private Hamp (Tom Courtenay) awaits Court Martial for desertion. His crime? Simply walking away from the slaughter after three solid years at the front during which all his mates have been killed. Captain Hargreaves (Dirk Bogard) the officer detailed to defend him is initially unsympathetic. However as he learns the facts of the case he becomes increasingly determined to save Hamp from the firing squad. But his superiors are equally keen to make an example of the unfortunate Private...

  • The Go-Between [Blu-ray] [1970]The Go-Between | Blu Ray | (15/02/2010) from £9.99   |  Saving you £15.00 (60.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Christie stars as Marian sister to Marcus and about to be engaged to Hugh (Edward Fox) a good-natured Viscount and her perfect match. During the course of summer 1900 13-year-old Leo comes to stay at the Norfolk stately home of his classmate Marcus and is soon befriended by Marian. Initially ignorant of the implications Leo agrees to carry messages between Marian and her neighbour the eminently unsuitable local farmer Ted Burgess (Alan Bates). As the oppressive heat intensifies so do Leo's questions about the laws of attraction and love... and as his childhood innocence is threatened so is the fragile web of relationships so recently forged over the course of this summer's passions deceptions and revelations... Adapted from the classic novel by LP Hartley by Harold Pinter this was his third collaboration with director Joseph Losey and won him a BAFTA for Best Screenplay. Also a BAFTA winner for Best Actress the film also stars Michael Redgrave.

  • Accident [Blu-ray]Accident | Blu Ray | (08/04/2013) from £14.39   |  Saving you £5.60 (38.92%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Stephen (Dirk Bogarde - The Servant) is a middle-aged professor at Oxford University. Stifled by his life of marriage and academia, he yearns for an affair with his beautiful and enigmatic student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard – Les Biches). He is locked into a battle for Anna's affection against her fiance, William (Michael York - Logan's Run), whose youthful vitality he envies, and with his friend and academic rival Charley (Stanley Baker - Zulu), whose media profile and sexual success he covets. Along with The Go-Between and The Servant, Accident is one of the three film collaborations between legendary director Joseph Losey and playwright Harold Pinter. Often acknowledged as the pinnacle of Losey's distinguished career, Accident is a compelling and unforgettable masterpiece. Special Features: Interview with Dirk Bogarde biographer John Coldstream Interview with Harry Pinter expert Harry Burton Interview with feminist author and academic Melanie Williams Interview with film critic Tim Robey Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter discuss Accident (1957) Talking About Accident documentary featuring an interview with Harry Pinter

  • Steaming [DVD]Steaming | DVD | (26/09/2011) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (85.69%)   |  RRP £9.99

    Regular weekly meetings in a Turkish Bath in London bring eight women of varying backgrounds to a greater understanding of each other, of themselves, and of their own relationships with the men in their lives.

  • Don Giovanni [1979]Don Giovanni | DVD | (18/02/2008) from £32.38   |  Saving you £-7.39 (-29.60%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Infamous womanizer Don Giovanni makes conquest after conquest leaving seduced and abandoned women in his wake. When the ghost of the Commendatore he has killed appears he is given a final chance to change his philandering ways or face the terrors of hell. Joseph Loseys hugely successful adaptation of Mozarts greatest opera features wonderful performances from an excellent cast and stunning cinematography. Following a painstaking restoration including a newly remastered DTS 5.1 soundtrack this deluxe edition presents the film as never before.

  • Joseph Losey Boxset [DVD]Joseph Losey Boxset | DVD | (06/10/2014) from £28.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Born in Wisconsin in 1909 Joseph Losey studied medicine and English but soon drifted to New York City where he became involved in theatre and worked together with the controversial German playwright Bertolt Brecht. He then caught the attention of MGM and started making short films such as A Gun in His Hand (1945). Losey directed his first feature film in 1947 entitled The Boy with Green Hair for RKO. Several other films followed which established him as an inventive individualistic director. In 1951 Losey was summoned to testify before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) while he was shooting Imbarco a mezzanotte in Italy. His links with left-wing theatre groups and the concern for social justice expressed in many of his films attracted the attention of the Committee and led to him being blacklisted. Joseph Losey sought exile in Great Britain where he began re-building his career. His first British feature film THE SLEEPING TIGER (1954) which was credited at the time to Victor Hanbury saw the beginning of a long-lasting collaboration between the director and Dirk Bogarde. In 1960 now well established in the UK Losey began to look for more adventurous projects such as THE CRIMINAL starring an impeccable Stanley Baker as an underworld kingpin. The score of the film was composed by John Dankworth whose career was to become inextricably linked with that of Losey. In 1962 he directed EVA starring Jeanne Moreau and Stanley Baker an examination of sexual obsession boasting one of Moreau’s most iconic performances. Joseph Losey continued his collaboration with Dirk Bogarde in THE SERVANT (1963) which saw Bogarde as the sinister manservant who manipulates his foppish master and ACCIDENT (1967) about a university professor struggling to maintain control of his life. In 1970 Losey directed THE GO-BETWEEN a costume drama starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates which went on to win the Palme d’Or at the 1971 Cannes Film Festival. It is considered to be one of his best works and was his third collaboration (after The Servant and Accident) with Harold Pinter who wrote the screenplay. The final film in this set is MR. KLEIN (1976) starring Alain Delon in which Joseph Losey tackled the dark subject of the Jewish repression in WWII France.

  • Accident [DVD]Accident | DVD | (08/04/2013) from £10.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (31.30%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Stephen (Dirk Bogarde - The Servant) is a middle-aged professor at Oxford University. Stifled by his life of marriage and academia, he yearns for an affair with his beautiful and enigmatic student Anna (Jacqueline Sassard – Les Biches). He is locked into a battle for Anna's affection against her fiance, William (Michael York - Logan's Run), whose youthful vitality he envies, and with his friend and academic rival Charley (Stanley Baker - Zulu), whose media profile and sexual success he covets. Along with The Go-Between and The Servant, Accident is one of the three film collaborations between legendary director Joseph Losey and playwright Harold Pinter. Often acknowledged as the pinnacle of Losey's distinguished career, Accident is a compelling and unforgettable masterpiece. Special Features: Interview with Dirk Bogarde biographer John Coldstream Interview with Harry Pinter expert Harry Burton Interview with feminist author and academic Melanie Williams Interview with film critic Tim Robey Joseph Losey and Harold Pinter discuss Accident (1957) Talking About Accident documentary featuring an interview with Harry Pinter

  • The Boy With Green Hair [DVD]The Boy With Green Hair | DVD | (07/02/2011) from £17.53   |  Saving you £-4.54 (-34.90%)   |  RRP £12.99

    Peter Fry (Dean Stockwell - Quantum Leap) is a boy with no hair who refuses to speak to child psychologist Dr Evans (Robert Ryan) as to why he has been found lost and completely bald. But when the doctor shares his hamburger with him Peter tells his incredible story expect doubting that the doctor will believe him. Peter a typical American boy is orphaned when his parents are caught in the London Blitz. With no one wishing to tell him of his parents' fate Peter is shuttled from one selfish relative to the next ending with Gramp (Pat O'Brien) a kindly ex-vaudevillian. Peter learns from his teacher Miss Brand (Barbara Hale) that he is a war orphan and the very next morning his hair turns green! But other kids jeer at him; adults are perturbed and even the kindly milkman turns against him. The absurd over-reactions of stupid people make his life a misery and drive him away. The Boy With Green Hair is Joseph Losey's film parable of tolerance and pacifism that was way ahead of its time.

  • Secret Ceremony [1968]Secret Ceremony | DVD | (15/05/2006) from £5.38   |  Saving you £4.61 (46.10%)   |  RRP £9.99

    It's time to speak of unspoken things... This offbeat psycho-drama follows a wealthy mentally unbalanced young woman who mistakenly believes an aging prostitute is her dead mother. The hooker Leonora has lost her own daughter and is in mourning. But because she has strong maternal feelings she is more than happy to play mother to the orphaned Cenci. However the two women's strange relationship takes a problematic turn when Cenci's stepfather Albert enters her life onc

  • The Romantic Englishwoman [DVD]The Romantic Englishwoman | DVD | (16/11/2015) from £5.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (60.00%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Superbly acted drama adapted by Tom Stoppard in which Lewis (Michael Caine) suspects that his wife Elizabeth (Glenda Jackson) must be having an affair. Frustrated with her husband’s jealous attempts to manipulate her Elizabeth decides to confirm Lewis’s suspicions by embarking on a steamy affair with a handsome young German Thomas (Helmut Berger) who claims to be a poet but is in fact a drug dealer...

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