Transgender actor PÃ®tÃ¢ gives an astonishing performance as Eddie, hostess at Bar Genet where she's ignited a violent lovetriangle with reigning drag queen Leda for the attentions of club owner Gonda. One of Japan's leading experimental filmmakers, Matsumoto bends and distorts time, and freely mixes documentary interviews, Brechtian filmwithinafilm asides, Oedipal premonitions of disaster, his own avantgarde shorts, and even onscreen cartoon balloons. Funeral Parade of Roses is a celebration of youth and subcultures, a condemnation of intolerance, and a oneofkind cinematic experience. A kaleidoscopic masterpiece, and one of the most subversive, intoxicating films of the 60s, released for the first time on Bluray in the UK. Special Features: Released in High Definition for the first time in the UK ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits Extras TBC
Driss (Omar Sy), a Senegalese man living in a Paris slum, applies for a job as caretaker to a wealthy quadriplegic, but all he wants is to get his paper stamped so he can get benefits. Despite his lack of qualifications, he lands the job because of his attitude: Philippe (François Cluzet), the quadriplegic, wants a caretaker who will look at him without pity. As Driss reluctantly learns to move, feed, and clean Philippe, the two men discover a blunt but vital humour that not only bridges the cultural and class divide between them, but gives Philippe a renewed joy in life. It's easy to see what made Untouchable such a massive success in France; the movie has the sweet sincerity and uplifting conclusion that make for a classic feel-good experience. The chemistry between the two leads is undeniable, and Sy--who won the French equivalent of the Oscar for his role--is a dynamic and charismatic performer, while Cluzet's understated performance conveys Philippe's frustrations. The movie doesn't dig too deeply into the struggles of life as a quadriplegic or the struggles of life among the inner-city poor, so when Untouchable ends it's not likely to leave a lasting impression, but that doesn't get in the way of its immediate charm and warmth. --Bret Fetzer
For the first time ever! Collect the first 3 three classic PokÃ©emon Movies movies in one amazing box set. POKÃMON: THE FIRST MOVIE The adventure explodes into action with the debut of Mewtwo, a bio-engineered PokÃ©mon created from the DNA of Mew, one of the rarest PokÃ©mon of all. After escaping from the lab where it was created, Mewtwo is determined to prove its own superiority. It lures a number of talented Trainers into a PokÃ©mon battle like never beforeand of course, Ash and his friends are happy to accept the challenge! Ash's excitement turns to fear and anger when Mewtwo reveals its plan for domination, creating powerful clones of our heroes' PokÃ©mon so it can even the imbalance between PokÃ©mon and their Trainers. Despite Ash's protests, Mewtwo refuses to believe that PokÃ©mon and people can be friends. But faced with the determination and loyalty of a young Trainer, Mewtwo just might have to reconsider especially when pitted against the power of the mysterious Mew! POKÃMON THE MOVIE 2000 Just one person can make a difference In the Orange Islands far south of Kanto, a Trainer named Lawrence is on a sinister quest: catching the Legendary PokÃ©mon Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres in an attempt to awaken Lugia, guardian of the sea! When Ash and friends arrive, the islanders ask him to gather three elemental orbs from different islands. As the weather across the world goes out of control, it becomes clear that the capture of the Legendary trio has thrown the environment out of balance! With Lugia's help, can Ash find the orbs, restore the balance, and be the chosen one that everyone turns to? POKÃMON 3: THE MOVIE A crystal catastrophe is unleashed upon Greenfield, and Ash, Pikachu, and friends must figure out how to undo the damage to the once-beautiful town. But the unthinkable happens when Ash's mother is kidnapped by the powerful Entei, a PokÃ©mon thought to have existed only in legend. Now Ash must go to her rescue, uncertain of what he'll uncover when he unlocks the real secret power behind the unbelievable turn of events: a young girl whose dream world is being turned into a nightmarish reality by the mysterious and unstoppable Unown!
From the original story by Yoru Sumino. With no interest in others, a high schooler spends all of his time reading books - this is me. One day, I comes across a book, titled Living With Dying. It turns out to be a secret journal kept by Sakura Yamauchi, who is a popular girl in class with a genuine personality. Diagnosed with a pancreatic illness, the diary notes about her limited time left. Sakura, who lives with a secret illness, and me, who keeps her secret. --- Their relationship doesn't have a name yet.
Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish begins. Contains the film on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
After moving to a new school, Shoko is taunted because of her hearing impairment, principally by Shouya, who leads the class in teasing her. When Shoko is eventually forced to transfer to another school, Shouya s classmates in turn ostracise him for his cruel behaviour. Years later, as a young adult, Shouya is riddled with guilt over his humiliation of Shoko. Living an aimless life with no friends, he determines to find her and try to atone. But is it too late, and what might her reaction be? Contains the film on Blu-Ray and DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Presented in Collector s packaging with 5 artcards and a poster. Extras/Episodes: Film on Blu-Ray and DVD Collector s Packaging 5 Artcards Poster Music Videos Teaser Spots International Trailer
Of all Masaki Kobayashi's attacks on the cruelty and inhumanity perpetrated by authoritarian power (including The Human Condition and Samurai Rebellion) perhaps none are more brilliant than his visceral mesmerising Harakiri [aka Seppuku]. In a magnificent performance Tatsuya Nakadai (Yojimbo The Face of Another Ran) stars as Hanshiro Tsugumo a masterless down-and-out samurai who enters the manor of Lord Iyi requesting to commit ritual suicide on his property. Suspected of simply fishing for charity Hanshiro is told the gruesome tale of the last samurai who made the same request - but Hanshiro will not be moved... With its intricate structure and pressure-cooker atmosphere Kobayashi's first jidai-geki period drama is a full-scale demolition job of samurai ideals and feudal hypocrisy filmed with artistry and surgical precision and scored by celebrated composer Toru Takemitsu. Adapted from the same source novel in 2011 by notorious auteur Takashi Miike the original - winner of the 1963 Special Jury Prize at Cannes - still stands as a startling moment in Japanese cinema.
Brittany, 1770. Marianne, a painter, is commissioned to do the wedding portrait of HÃ©loÃ¯se, a young woman who has just left the convent. HÃ©loÃ¯se is a reluctant bride to be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing. She observes her by day, to paint her secretly.
Made the year before his career defining masterpiece, Tokyo Story, Flavour of Green Tea Over Rice is one of Yasujiro Ozu's most beautiful domestic sagas, a subtly piercing portrait of a marriage coming quietly undone. Secrets and deceptions strain the already tenuous relationship of a childless, middle aged couple, as the wife's city bred sophistication clashes with the husband's small town simplicity, and a generational sea change in the form of their headstrong, modern niece sweeps over their household. Ozu's expert grasp of family dynamics receives one of its most spirited treatments, with a wry, tender humour and an expansiveness that moves the action from the home, to the baseball stadiums and the shops of postwar Tokyo. Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film and full film credits Extras TBC
Violent Cop Detective Azuma (Beat Takeshi') is a renegade cop who frequently resorts to violence and unethical methods to get results. While investigating a series of drugrelated homicides, Azuma discovers that his friend and colleague is supplying drugs from within the police force. After his colleague is murdered and his sister is kidnapped, he breaks all the rules to dish out his particular form of justice. Boiling Point When the mild mannered Masaki (YÃ»rei Yanagi) falls foul of the Yakuza he decides to buy a gun to defend himself. He heads to Okinawa where he forms an unlikely partnership with Uehara (Beat' Takeshi) who has his own reasons for wanting revenge. Sonatine Murakawa (Beat Takeshi'), an established and ruthless gangster, is sent to intervene in a gang war on the island of Okinawa. When the situation takes a turn for the worse, Murakawa and his men are forced to retreat into hiding, but it's not long before their enemies track them down. A final and breathtaking showdown becomes inevitable.
Manga is proud to present the anime classic, Ninja Scroll on Blu-ray for the first time ever! This new HD transfer of the classic action-anime from acclaimed director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri and Madhouse Studio (Summer Wars, Redline, Animatrix). A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.
From celebrated director Park Chan-wook comes a ravishing crime drama inspired by the novel Fingersmith from celebrated British Author Sarah Waters.
A limited edition set of 3 works by cult Japanese director Shinya Tsukamoto. Killing - In exchange for board and lodging, lightning-fast samurai Mokunoshi is helping out in the everyday lives of a couple of local farmers. To keep in shape, he trains with bright farmer s son Ichisuke, while sister Yu furtively watches them. When the ronin Sawamura (played by director Tsukamoto) suddenly appears, asking Mokunoshi to go on a mission in Edo, and at the same time a bunch of bandits are lurking on the edge of the village, the peaceful existence of the three comes under threat. Haze - A man awakes to find himself trapped in a dirty, confined crawlspace. He barely has enough room to move. He also has no memory of why he s there, or why he s bleeding from a stomach wound. Apparently drugged, he occasionally zones out of his surroundings as he tries to edge towards his way to freedom. But the more he explores, the more pain he has to endure, and the more frightening his predicament becomes. Adventures of Electric Rod Boy - Hikari is a boy who is bullied at school because he has an electricity pole growing out of his back. One of his classmates named Momo comes to his rescue and he thanks her by sharing his secret possession with her: a time machine. Activating the time machine transports him 25 years into a dark, dystopian, world of the future. There he encounters members of the Shinsengumi Vampire Gang who are hunting a woman named Dr. Sariba who is revealed to be Momo s future self. He and he alone must save the world Limited Edition Contents Disc 1 Killing feature Audio Commentary by Tom Mes Interview with Shinya Tsukamoto Trailer Disc 2 The Adventures of Denchu Kozo (45min) Haze (48min) Audio commentaries on both films by Tom Mes Limited to 1,000 copies
Mitsuha and Taki are total strangers living completely different lives. But when Mitsuha makes a wish to leave her mountain town for the bustling city of Tokyo, they become connected in a bizarre way. She dreams she is a boy living in Tokyo while Taki dreams he is a girl from a rural town he's never visited. What does their newfound connection mean? And how will it bring them together? Find out in the latest film from the acclaimed auteur Makoto Shinkai. Contains the film on DVD with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles. Extras/Episodes: Film on Blu-Ray
A masterwork of the German silent cinema whose reputation has only increased over time Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch einer Verlorenen] traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandora’s Box [Die Büchse der Pandora]. Brooks plays Thymian Henning an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her father’s pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis Spione and Frau im Mond). After Thymian gives birth to his child and rejects her family’s expectations for marriage the baby is stripped from her care and Thymian enters a purgatorial reform school that seems less an institute of higher learning than a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress’s sadistic sexual fantasies. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this glorious restoration of an iconic German film for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray. Special Features New high-definition 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles Piano score of Javier Pérez de Aspeitia New and exclusive video essay by filmmaker and critic David Cairns 40-PAGE BOOKLET including writing by Louise Brooks Lotte Eisner Louelle Interim Craig Keller and R. Dixon Smith
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