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Escape From New York | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018)
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The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. Extras: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey
A Simple Favour | Blu Ray | (21/01/2019)
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A SIMPLE FAVOUR, a stylish post-modern film noir directed by Paul Feig, centres around Stephanie (Anna Kendrick), a mommy blogger who seeks to uncover the truth behind her best friend Emily's (Blake Lively) sudden disappearance from their small town. Stephanie is joined by Emily's husband Sean (Henry Golding) in this thriller filled with twists and betrayals, secrets and revelations, love and loyalty, murder and revenge.
Panique (1947) | Blu Ray | (07/01/2019)
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Julien Duvivier taps into postwar France's paranoia in a long unavailable thriller, adapted from a Georges Simenon novel Proud, eccentric, and antisocial, Monsieur Hire (Michel Simon) has always kept to himself. But after a woman turns up dead in the Paris suburb where he lives, he feels drawn to a pretty young newcomer to town (Viviane Romance), discovers that his neighbours are only too ready to be suspicious of him, and is framed for the murder. Based on a novel by Georges Simenon, the first film made by Julien Duvivier after his return to France from Hollywood, finds the acclaimed poetic realist applying his consummate craft to darker, moodier ends. Propelled by its two deeply nuanced lead performances, the tensely noirish Panique exposes the dangers of the knivesout mob mentality, delivering a pointed allegory of the behaviour of Duvivier's countrymen during the war. SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack The Art of Subtitling, a new short documentary by Bruce Goldstein, founder and copresident of Rialto Pictures, about the history of subtitles New interview with author Pierre Simenon, the son of novelist Georges Simenon Conversation from 2015 between critics Guillemette Odicino and Eric Libiot about director Julien Duvivier and the film's production history Rialto Pictures rerelease trailer New English subtitle translation by Duvivier expert Lenny Borger PLUS: Essays by film scholar James Quandt and Borger
The Serpent's Egg | Blu Ray | (03/12/2018)
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HOW DO YOU MEASURE YOUR OWN SANITY IN A WORLD GONE MAD? In 1977, legendary Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman (The Seventh Seal, Persona) teamed up with the equally legendary Italian producer Dino De Laurentiis (La strada, Danger: Diabolik) for what would be the director s one and only Hollywood feature. Berlin, 1923. Out-of-work circus performer Abel Rosenberg (David Carradine, Bound in Glory, Kill Bill) is living in poverty. When his brother commits suicide, he moves into the apartment of his cabaret singer sister-in-law (Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants, Scenes from a Marriage), but the pair soon attract the attentions of both the police and a professor with a terrifying area of research when they start to make enquiries about his mysterious death. Features: One of Bergman s darkest and most unlikely films, The Serpent s Egg is a hypnotic, Kafkaesque tale of paranoia in a poisoned city. High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original English mono audio (uncompressed LPCM) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Audio Commentary by actor David Carradine Bergman s Egg a newly filmed appreciation by critic and author Barry Forshaw Away From Home, archival featurette including interviews with David Carradine and Liv Ullman German Expressionism, archival interview with Author Marc Gervais Stills gallery Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Geoffrey Macnab