Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Welcome to the Light Music Club! The Japanese anime phenomenon! When Yui Hirasawa enters high school, she wants to join a club but can't decide which one is right for her. Fortunately, the Light Music Club is desperate to find another member or they'll be disbanded! So, with the enticement of delicious snacks and assurance that no musical experience is necessary, Yui joins the Light Music Club. She becomes the guitarist in this all-girl high school rock band with Mio Akiyama on bass, Tsumugi Kotobuki on keyboard and Ritsu Tainaka on drums. Together, they're going to rock the school and someday make it to the Budokan! The complete collection contains 2 seasons and the movie over 9 discs. LE contents: TBC
Ren Amamiya is about to enter his second year of high school after transferring to Shujin Academy in Tokyo. A strange incident triggers the awakening of his Persona, and alongside his friends, he forms the Phantom Thieves of Hearts to change the hearts of corrupt adults by stealing the source of their distorted desires. Meanwhile, cases of psychotic breakdowns have been popping up one after another... Living their ordinary high school lives in Tokyo during the day, the group stalks the bustling metropolis of Tokyo as the Phantom Thieves by night. It's time for the curtains to rise on this grand, picaresque story! Bonus Features: Storage box for complete series 6 artcards Textless Opening and Ending
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.
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
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture For over 50 years, Ingmar Bergman produced ground-breaking works of cinema that established him as one of the world's most acclaimed, enduring and influential filmmakers. In the 1950s he firmly established himself at the vanguard of world cinema. Following his breakthrough success Summer with Monika (1953), Bergman continued with a series of ground-breaking productions. Many of which are still considered some of the greatest films ever made. Presented over six discs, Ingmar Bergman: Volume 2 features eight landmark titles by the iconic filmmaker presented together on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. These include the Palme d'Or-nominated comedy Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), the introspective meditation on old age and human existence, Wild Strawberries (1957) and the iconic exploration of faith and death, The Seventh Seal (1957) The films: Summer Interlude (1951), Waiting Women (1952), Summer with Monika (1953), A Lesson in Love (1954), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Seventh Seal (1957), Wild Strawberries (1957), The Magician (1958) Special Features Audio commentary on The Seventh Seal by film critic and editor-in-chief of Diabolique magazine, Kat Ellinger Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by David Jenkins, Ellen Cheshire, Leigh Singer, Kieron McCormack, Philip Kemp, Jessica Land, Geoff Andrew and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas Other extras TBC Limited edition (5,000 units)
A series of newly remastered Japanese pink films produced by Keiko Sato. UNDERWATER LOVE ãããªã®æ²³ç«¥ directed by Shinji Imaoka (2011, 83 minutes) Asuka works in a lakeside fish factory. She is just about to be married to her boss. One day, she encounters a Kappa, a water creature living in the lake and learns that it is the reincarnation of Aoki, her first love. What ensues is a zany spectacle of love, music & sex. WOMEN HELL SONG ãããªå°çå å°ºå «å¼å¤© directed by Mamoru Watanabe (1970, 75 minutes) Katori Tamaki, the star of the first ever pink film, Flesh Market (1962), stars as the roaming outlaw Okayo, also known as Benten due to the prominent tattoo of the Buddhist Goddess of Love emblazoned across her back. On the run from her persecutors, who seek to claim the tattoo and its skin canvas as a bounty, Okayo finds a safe haven in the arms of the mysterious shakuhachi (bamboo flute) playing Seigaku, himself tattooed with the image of KisshÃ´ten, the Goddess of Prosperity. Special Features: Newly remastered Special bonus film: FORBIDDEN TECHNIQUES (ç¦ãããããã¯ããã¯) directed by Kan Mukai (1966, 71 minutes). After meeting a prostitute, a former box-champion recalls his past life. German dubbed with English subtitles
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
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!
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.
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.
For over 50 years, Ingmar Bergman produced ground-breaking works of cinema that established him as one of the world's most acclaimed, enduring and influential filmmakers. Ingmar Bergman: Volume One marks the first of a four volume celebration of the auteur's work - available on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK - and reflects on the opening stages of Bergman's career. Presented over five discs, the set features 2K restorations of eight early films written or directed by Bergman. Including initial partnerships with regular collaborators (such as cinematographer Gunnar Fischer and actor Birger Malmsten), these early works exhibit his burgeoning talents, introducing themes and tones that he would continue to develop over the next five decades. The films: Torment (Dir. Alf SjÃ¶berg | Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1944), Crisis (1946), Eva (Dir. Gustaf Molander | Scr. Ingmar Bergman, 1948), Music in Darkness (1948), Port of Call (1948), Prison (1949), Three Strange Loves (1949), To Joy (1950) 5-Blu-ray set featuring 2K restorations of all 8 films Perfect-bound book featuring new essays by Jan Holmberg (CEO of the Ingmar Bergman Foundation), Philip Kemp, Geoff Andrew, Jessica Kiang, Alexandra Heller-Nicholas, Kat Ellinger, and Laura Hubner Ingmar Bergman: The Early Years (2021): a new video essay by writer, filmmaker and film journalist Leigh Singer Ingmar Bergman Guardian Interview (1982, 62 mins, audio only): Bergman pays tribute to Alf SjÃ¶berg, the director of Torment, discussing his influence and impact on his own career Other extras TBC Limited edition (5,000 units) Newly commissioned artwork by Andrew Bannister
The Ape Woman is the highest-praised film by Marco Ferreri, the over-the-top iconoclastic director known for La Grande Bouffe'. His signature edginess was revered by the Cannes Festival who screened and awarded many of his works. And as his epitaph Cannes pronounced that No one was more demanding nor more allegorical in showing the state of crisis of contemporary man.
Armed with newfound strength, the Straw Hats reunite in Sabaody Archipelago and begin their journey to the New World. Heading underwater, they ll have to take on the cantankerous creatures of the deep sea before reaching their next stop Fish-man Island. After a rough landing scatters the pirates, a good deed earns them an invitation to the royal palace. Everything goes swimmingly until a psychic s prophecy turns the whole island against Luffy and his crew. Backs to the wall, their honorable hosts become their hostages, and the timing couldn t be worse. The New Fish-man Pirates have allied with the infamous Decken to siege the palace.
Zavvi - The Home of Pop CultureIn the wake of defeating Boros and his mighty army, Saitama has returned to his unremarkable everyday life in Z-City. However, unbeknownst to him, the number of monsters appearing is still continuously on the rise, putting a strain on the Hero Association's resources. Their top executives decide on the bold move of recruiting hoodlums in order to help in their battle. But during the first meeting with these potential newcomers, a mysterious man calling himself Garou makes his appearance. Claiming to be a monster, he starts mercilessly attacking the crowd.
After losing the Number 1 Hero All Might, a vague sense of insecurity has befallen society. During this, a reported named Tokuda from a newspaper company comes to the Class A dormitories to observe Deku and the others. The reporter was interested in the message that All Might gave at Kamino, saying, You're next. What exactly does Tokuda think about Deku though...?
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF NINJA SCROLL AND MADHOUSE STUDIO (DEATH NOTE, ONE PUNCH MAN) The anime cult classic, Wicked City and its notorious sequel, Demon City Shinjuku contained in one epic double feature, remastered in HD for the very first time! It's not unusual for lady-killer Renzaburo Taki to share a night with a woman. When that woman can turn into a demonic spider, however, it's just a little worrying. The demons are on the move, and as a member of the Black Guard, Taki's job, his real job is to protect the human world from the demon world. And his work is just beginning! A fragile peace exists between the two worlds, brokered by a treaty. In order for the renewal of that treaty to go smoothly, Taki has to protect Giuseppi Mayart, a two hundred year old man with immense spiritual power, from an extremist faction of demons seeking to bring chaos to the two worlds. Worst of all, Taki's assigned a partner for the mission: the unnaturally beautiful Makie, a fellow Black Guard member... and herself a demon! The two will have to go all out to protect the old man, as not only are the demons going to extreme lengths to kill him, but Mayart seems oddly unconcerned for his own safety. Is there more going on than Taki and Makie realise? Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) blends stylish eroticism, graphic horror and pulse-pounding action as these two race to consummate the peace treaty in time. Box Contains - 14 mm 2-in-1 Blu-ray Case - Double-sided inlay - Disc 1 (Wicked City) Runtime 79 mins approx - Disc 2 (Demon City Shinjuku) Runtime 76 mins approx
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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