"Director: Luis Buñuel"

  • Death in the Garden (1956) [Masters of Cinema] Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) editionDeath in the Garden (1956) | Blu Ray | (19/06/2017) from £9.25   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    After the relatively commercial Adventures of Robinson Crusoe, Luis Buñuel returned to the surrealist and political style of his earlier works with Death in the Garden [La mort en ce jardin] the middle film in what has been described as his revolutionary triptych , a trilogy of films that study in the morality and tactics of armed revolution against a right-wing dictatorship . Amid a revolution in a South American mining outpost, a band of fugitives a roguish adventurer (Georges Marchal), a local hooker (Simone Signoret), a priest (Michel Piccoli), an aging diamond miner (Charles Vanel), and the miner's deaf-mute daughter (Michèle Girardon) are forced to flee for their lives into the jungle. Starving, exhausted, and stripped of their old identities, they wander desperately lured by one deceptive promise of salvation after another. Filmed in stunning Eastmancolor, Death in the Garden is both a rousing adventure film, and a surrealist tour de force. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this little seen classic for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a new Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: Stunning 1080p presentation (on the Blu-ray) Uncompressed PCM soundtrack (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles A new interview with Tony Rayns An interview with actor Michel Piccoli An interview with film scholar Victor Fuentes Masters of Cinema exclusive trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, and archival imagery

  • Luis Bunuel Boxset [DVD]Luis Bunuel Boxset | DVD | (08/07/2013) from £24.86   |  Saving you £20.13 (80.97%)   |  RRP £44.99

    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 /

  • Bunuel Boxset [Blu-ray] [2017]Bunuel Boxset | Blu Ray | (23/10/2017) from £39.99   |  Saving you £5.00 (12.50%)   |  RRP £44.99

    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 Clémenti, 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

  • Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers [DVD]Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers | DVD | (12/04/2015) from £12.98   |  Saving you £2.01 (13.40%)   |  RRP £14.99

    Perhaps the most infamous title which was not only censored by the BBFC it had its title censored too removing the word “CHAINSAW” from its original video rental sleeve! Now available in the UK in a complete uncensored version very few films have achieved the cult status of Fred Olen Ray’s HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS. It played in festivals around the world it inspired numerous imitators and it made a bona-fide B-Movie Megastar of actress Michelle Bauer. Now 27 years later Nucleus Films presents a Special Anniversary Edition in celebration of the continuing mystique that is HOLLYWOOD CHAINSAW HOOKERS. Join detective Jack Chandler as he tracks the runaway teen (played by Horror Queen Linnea Quigley) into the dark recesses of Los Angeles’s most stringent religious cult. Beware the chainsaw-worshipping madman played by THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE’S original Leatherface Gunnar Hansen! And above all else watch out for the saw-wielding vixen performing “The Virgin Danced of the Double Chainsaws”! Bonus Features: Theatrical Trailer Audio Commentary with Director Fred Olen Ray & TL Lankford Making Of Documentary Hollywood Chainsaw Hookers & the BBFC Double-Sided Sleeve

  • Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie [DVD]Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie | DVD | (16/07/2012) from £11.49   |  Saving you £4.50 (28.10%)   |  RRP £15.99

    A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

  • L'Age d'Or [DVD + Blu-ray] [1930]L'Age d'Or | Blu Ray | (30/05/2011) from £12.98   |  Saving you £10.00 (100.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    More than 80 years on this masterpiece of cinematic surrealism remains as brilliantly witty and shocking as ever. Uniting the genius of Luis Buuel and Salvador Dal L'Age d'Or (1930) is a uniquely savage blend of visual poetry and social commentary. A sinister yet poignant chronicle of a couple's struggle to consummate their desire - the film was banned and vilified for many years for its subversive eroticism and furious dissection of 'civilised' values. Also includes Bunuel and Dali's surrealist masterpiece Un Chien Andalou (1928 16min) and A Propsito de Buuel (2000 103 mins) a documentary on the life and work of Luis Buuel by Jos Luis Lpez-Linares and Javier Rioyo.

  • Viridiana [1961]Viridiana | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (97.90%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican Luis Bunuel's hilarious vision of life as a beggar's banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it the young novice Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism. Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1961 Cannes Film Festival this anti-clerical free-for-all is as shocking today as ever.

  • Belle De Jour [1967]Belle De Jour | DVD | (22/01/2007) from £8.49   |  Saving you £11.50 (57.50%)   |  RRP £19.99

    Undoubtedly Luis Bunuel's most accessible film Belle de Jour is an elegant and erotic masterpiece that maintains as hypnotic a grip on modern audiences as it did on its debut 30 years ago. Screen icon Catherine Deneuve (Repulsion) plays Severine the glacially beautiful sexually unfulfilled wife of a surgeon whose blood runs icy with ennui until she takes a day-job in a brothel. There she meets a charismatic but sinister young gangster (Pierre Clmenti) and ignites an obsession that will court peril.

  • The Brute [DVD]The Brute | DVD | (28/02/2011) from £12.19   |  Saving you £5.80 (47.58%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Two of Mexicos finest actors star in this fiery melodrama by master director Luis Buuel. Pedro Armendariz (Maria Candelaria; Three Godfathers) plays a physically strong but simple-minded slaughterhouse worker who is hired by a brutal landlord to evict unwanted tenants. His life is complicated when he falls for the slumlords seductive wife played by Ariel-winner Katy Jurado (Broken Lance; High Noon). Bold brutal and blistering THE BRUTE is a highlight of Buuels Mexican period in which he fit his themes and ideas into the popular Mexican melodrama.

  • Gran Casino [1946]Gran Casino | DVD | (02/03/2009) from £2.89   |  Saving you £15.10 (83.90%)   |  RRP £17.99

    Set in the early 1900s Bunuel's surprisingly mainstream and riveting romantic melodrama is the powerful tale of two escaped convicts Gerardo (Jorge Negrete) and Demetrio (Julio Villarreal) who convince and Argentinean oil magnate to let them work on his rig. When he suddenly disappears his sister (Libertad Lamarque) immediately suspects the two workers of foul play but her attraction to Gerardo soon leads her to secretly team up with him to conduct their own murder investigation.

  • Un Chien Andalou / L'Age d'Or [1929]Un Chien Andalou / L'Age d'Or | DVD | (25/10/2004) from £47.57   |  Saving you £-17.58 (-58.60%)   |  RRP £29.99

    Un Chien Andalou: 'Un Chien Andalou' won membership of the Paris Surrealist group for both Bunuel and Dali and launched Bunuel on a lifetime of provocations and scabrous satires. Bunuel's first film continues to shock audiences as it did in 1928 with its provocative imagery including the infamous cutting open of an eye with a straight razor. L'Age D'Or: A man and a woman are passionately in love with one another but their attempts to consummate that passion are cons

  • Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie [Blu-ray]Discreet Charm of Bourgeoisie | Blu Ray | (16/07/2012) from £15.43   |  Saving you £4.56 (22.80%)   |  RRP £19.99

    A surreal, virtually plotless series of dreams centered around six middle-class people and their consistently interrupted attempts to have a meal together.

  • Belle De Jour 50th Anniversary [Blu-ray]Belle De Jour 50th Anniversary | Blu Ray | (02/10/2017) from £11.99   |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)   |  RRP £N/A

    Stunningly restored for the 50th anniversary, BELLE DE JOUR is an elegant and erotic masterpiece and undoubtedly Luis Buñuel's most accessible film. Screen icon Catherine Deneuve plays Séverine, the glacially beautiful, sexually unfulfilled wife of a surgeon, whose blood runs icy with ennui until she takes a day-job in a brothel. There she meets a charismatic but sinister young gangster (Pierre Clémenti), and ignites an obsession that will court peril. Buñuel uses diffused lighting, dark colours, and shadows throughout the film to temper the gravity and emotional impact of each uncomfortable scene. Left to our own imaginative devices, the result is a film that is highly unsettling, perverse, and inevitably tragic. SPECIAL FEATURES: The Last Script A Story of Perversion or Emancipation? Interview with Dr Sylvain Mimoun Commentary by Professor Peter W. Evans NEW Interview with Jean-Claude Carrière NEW Masterclass with Diego Bunuel and Jean-Claude Carrière NEW Trailer INCLUDES 6 ARTCARDS

  • The Exterminating Angel [1962]The Exterminating Angel | DVD | (28/08/2006) from £8.08   |  Saving you £7.91 (49.50%)   |  RRP £15.99

    Through a classic Surrealist conceit an elegant gathering of high society folk find that they are unable to leave the dinner party they are attending. Their impeccable bourgeois manners turn bestial as the servants disappear and the days pass... With savage wit and unfailing precision Bunuel shows the skill of a master filmmaker who has reached the peak of his maturity.

  • Belle De Jour [Blu-ray] [1967]Belle De Jour | Blu Ray | (28/09/2009) from £15.99   |  Saving you £9.00 (36.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Undoubtedly Luis Bunuel's most accessible film Belle de Jour is an elegant and erotic masterpiece that maintains as hypnotic a grip on modern audiences as it did on its debut 30 years ago. Screen icon Catherine Deneuve (Repulsion) plays Severine the glacially beautiful sexually unfulfilled wife of a surgeon whose blood runs icy with ennui until she takes a day-job in a brothel. There she meets a charismatic but sinister young gangster (Pierre Cl''menti) and ignites an obsession that will court peril.

  • Los Olvidados [DVD]Los Olvidados | DVD | (13/09/2010) from £10.78   |  Saving you £5.21 (48.33%)   |  RRP £15.99

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  • That Obscure Object of Desire [Blu-ray]That Obscure Object of Desire | Blu Ray | (10/09/2012) from £16.99   |  Saving you £8.00 (32.00%)   |  RRP £24.99

    Just after boarding a train, much to the surprise of his fellow passengers, a man pours a bucket of water over a young girl on the platform. Over the next few hours he explains (and we see in flashback) how he became obsessed by her (so much so that he failed to notice that she was played by two different actresses, representing different sides of her personality), and how she tantalised him, but would never allow him to satisfy his desire for her...

  • Susana [DVD]Susana | DVD | (13/02/2011) from £6.99   |  Saving you £11.00 (61.10%)   |  RRP £17.99

    A delinquent girl escapes from a reformatory and hides out on a plantation. Once there she uses her feminine wiles to tempt others and turns the orderly domestic lives of those around her into a frenzied chaos. This powerful melodrama anticipates such Buuel classics as TRISTANA and THAT OBSCURE OBJECT OF DESIRE. This film like many others by Buuel uses the power of eroticism to reveal the hypocrisies of modern society.

  • Catherine Deneuve CollectionCatherine Deneuve Collection | DVD | (12/03/2007) from £33.73   |  Saving you £1.26 (3.74%)   |  RRP £34.99

    The icily beautiful French goddess Catherine Denueve is celebrated here in Optimum's Screen Icons series with a box-set of films that span the full range of her illustrious 45-year career so far. Umbrellas Of Cherbourg was the film that made Deneuve a star and introduced her to the world. A conventional love story made completely original by all the dialogue being sung and a rainbow of colours reflecting the radiance of the story and characters alike. Umbrellas won the Palme D'Or in Cannes in 1964. Belle du Jour Undoubtedly Luis Buuel's most accessible film Belle de Jour is an elegant and erotic masterpiece that maintains as hypnotic a grip on modern audiences as it did on its debut 30 years ago. Denueve plays a bored and sexually frustrated housewife who becomes a part-time prostitute and begins a dangerous relationship with a young gangster. Donkey Skin is a wonderfully bizarre film from Jacques Demy a unique synthesis of Jean Cocteau and Walt Disney. Ahead of its time and strikingly modern in its production design it's also a warts and all fairytale ripe with incorrect royalism and medieval misogyny. Deneuve plays the dual role of the King's wife and daughter. Manon 70 a 1960's version of an 18th century French novel and a 19th century Italian opera Denueve plays the confused Manon torn between a young but penniless lover and an older richer suitor whose generosity she finds very tempting... Ma Saisson Preferee An Andre Techine family drama starring Daniel Auteuil.

  • NazarinNazarin | DVD | (25/09/2006) from £11.98   |  Saving you £8.01 (40.10%)   |  RRP £19.99

    From acclaimed director Luis Bunuel comes another tale about morality and the church. Nazarin is one of Brunuel's quartet of adaptations of the great 19th century Spanish writer Benito Perez Galdos and with Simon Of The Desert forms the best of his explorations of religion. The story told in the manner of a Christian parable is about a humble and unworldly priest who attempts to live by the precepts of Christianity but is despised for his pains. The film was ambiguous enough to win the International Catholic Cinema Office Award - a supreme irony for the cinema's most famous anti-Catholic atheist - and also won the Grand Prix Internationale at the 1959 Cannes film festival// The theme of the impossibility of leading a pure Christian life was further explored in Viridiana (1961).

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