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  • Friday The 13th Parts 1-8 [1987] Friday The 13th Parts 1-8 | DVD | (13/10/2008) from £68.02  |  Saving you £-38.03 (-126.80%)  |  RRP £29.99

    Eight Films. No Mercy. They comprise the most successful and shocking tales of terror in cinema history. Now for the first time the first eight classic Friday The 13th movies are available together in this killer DVD collection. Beginning with the picture critics have called the original slasher flick this collection spans nine years and includes seven additional blood-soaked suspense-filled sagas starring one of the most horrifying characters ever to wear a hockey mask and wield a machete: Jason Voorhees. It's a splatterfest of fan favorites that follow the unstoppable Jason as he cuts and hacks a swath of fear all the way from Crystal Lake to the mean streets of Manhattan.

  • Ghost Stories for Christmas (5-DVD set) Ghost Stories for Christmas (5-DVD set) | DVD | (29/10/2012) from £47.95  |  Saving you £-32.61 (-65.20%)  |  RRP £49.99

    As a Christmas treat in the late 1960s and 70s, the BBC produced adaptations of ghost stories based on the works of MR James, the Cambridge academic and author of some of the most spine-tingling tales in the English language, which were broadcast to terrified viewers in the dead of winter. This was a tradition that was briefly revived by the BBC between 2007 and 2010. These adaptations, which have a subtlety and style all of their own, have been a major influence on many contemporary British horror filmmakers and have come to be some of the most sought after British TV titles of all time by their legions of eager fans. Episode Comprise: Whistle and I’ll Come to You. The Stalls of Barchester. A Warning to the Curious. Lost Hearts. The Treasure of Abbot Thomas. The Ash Tree. The Signalman. Stigma. The Ice House. A View from a Hill. Number 13.

  • Brothers Conflict Complete Series [Blu-ray] Brothers Conflict Complete Series | Blu Ray | (14/03/2016) from £82.60  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    As the only daughter of a famous adventurer, Hinata Ema has had a pretty lonely life. But when her father remarries, she leaves the newlyweds alone and moves in to a huge building with her 13 cute new stepbrotherseach of which has a very unique personality. Oh, and her over-protective, talking pet squirrel is there, too. Is love in the air for Hinata?

  • Saw - The Ultimate Collection [DVD] Saw - The Ultimate Collection | DVD | (07/03/2011) from £38.29  |  Saving you £-27.75 (-55.50%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Titles Comprise: Saw: With a dead body 'resting' between them two men (Whannell and Elwes) wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed Jigsaw by the police because of his unusual calling card. Given six hours a hacksaw and a bullet the two men try to figure out a way to freedom. Hot on the 'Jigsaw's trail is Detective David Tapp (Glover) an equally insane cop who was once the victim of the Jigsaw's evil scheme Saw II: Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) the master of mind games returns to toy with a new set of victims once again chosen for their perceived lack of respect for life. His traps are crueller and even more mind bending than before. And this time the policeman (Donnie Wahlberg) on the case has more than his professional integrity at stake... Saw III: Jigsaw has disappeared. Now aided by his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith) the puppet-master behind the cruel intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard. One night after finishing a shift at her hospital Lynn is kidnapped by the deranged Amanda and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw aka: John Kramer (Tobin Bell) who's now bedridden and on the verge of death. Saw IV: Now upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder two seasoned FBI profilers Agent Strahm and Agent Perez arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences... Saw V: SAW V concerns itself with detailing who will carry on with his bloody work. The film opens with a man strapped to a table above a pendulum. As the sharp blade begins swinging over his stomach he has only a minute to stop it by inserting his hands into a device that will crush them. Saw VI: The deathly traps and cunning plotting return for this sixth entry in the hugely popular SAW film series. The editor for all of the previous films Kevin Greutert makes his directorial debut with this picture once again written by FEAST writers Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. With Special Agent Stahm (Scott Patterson) dead the sinister Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) has emerged to carry on Jigsaw's murderous work. Saw 7: The Final Chapter: The most twisted gruesome and successful horror franchise in the world comes to a close in Saw: The Final Chapter. A deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy as a group of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) survivors gather to seek the support of self-help guru and fellow survivor Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery). Soon though the survivors really must help themselves as Dagen's dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...

  • Midsomer Murders The Third Collection Midsomer Murders The Third Collection | DVD | (09/10/2006) from £22.99  |  Saving you £20.63 (20.60%)  |  RRP £99.99

    This thrilling box set contains a further ten investigations for the two detectives DCI Barnaby and Sergeant Troy in a special gift box. Episodes Comprise: 1. Ring Out Your Dead 2. A Talent For Life 3. Painted In Blood 4. Birds Of Prey 5. Bad Tidings 6. Murder On St. Malley's Day 7. Death And Dreams 8. A Tale Of Two Hamlets 9. The Green Man 10. The Fisher King

  • Borgen: Seasons 1 And 2 [DVD] Borgen: Seasons 1 And 2 | DVD | (04/02/2013) from £9.79  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £49.99

  • Ultimate Hammer Box Set Ultimate Hammer Box Set | DVD | (30/10/2006) from £63.79  |  Saving you £84.00 (56.00%)  |  RRP £149.99

    20 of the greatest British films ever produced by the world renowned Hammer film studio! Includes: 1. Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (Dir. Seth Holt 1971) 2. Demons Of The Mind (Dir. Peter Sykes 1972) 3. The Devil Rides Out (Dir. Terence Fisher 1968) 4. Viking Queen (Dir. Don Chaffey 1967) 5. Dracula Prince Of Darkness (Dir. Terence Fisher 1966) 6. Fear In The Night (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1972) 7. Frankenstein Created Women (Dir. Terence Fisher 1967) 8. The Horror Of Frankenstein (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1970) 9. The Nanny (Dir. Seth Holt 1965) 10. One Million Years BC (Dir. Don Chaffey 1966) 11. Plague Of The Zombies (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 12. Quatermass And The Pit (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1967) 13. Rasputin The Mad Monk (Dir. Don Sharp 1966) 14. The Reptile (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 15. The Scars of Dracula (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1970) 16. SHE (Dir. Robert Day 1965) 17. Slave Girls (Dir. Michael Carreras 1967) 18. To The Devil A Daughter (Dir. Peter Sykes 1967) 19. The Vengeance Of SHE (Dir. Cliff Owen 1968) 20. The Witches (Dir. Cyril Frankel 1966)

  • The Patrice Leconte Collection The Patrice Leconte Collection | DVD | (21/07/2008) from £82.60  |  Saving you £-32.61 (-65.20%)  |  RRP £49.99

    The Hairdresser's Husband (1990): At the age of 12 Antoine's life is dominated by twin passions dancing to Arabic music and getting his hair cut by the voluptuous middle-aged local hairdresser who inadvertently provides him with his first experience of the opposite sex. Antoine reaches middle age with his passion undiminished: upon meeting shy hairdresser Mathilde he is so taken by her that he proposes marriage. She accepts and he moves into her salon where they pursue their romance with an intensity that blinds them to the mundane realities of the outside world. Le Parfum D'Yvonne (1994): A man remembers an idyllic summer in 1958 spent on the shores of Lake Geneva in avoiding participation in the Algerian conflict during which he encountered the beguiling Yvonne and her friend Dr. Meinthe. On their first encounter he was drawn to her and they seemed destined to be together however the sun filled days of social gatherings and passionate assignations would be all too fleeting. Monsieur Hire (1989): Adapted from the George Simenon novel 'Les Fiancailles De M. Hire' it tells the story of old Monsieur Hire who lives a lonely existence in an apartment block. He spies on a woman called Alice who also lives there and he knows everything about her until one evening he sees something he shouldn't and his life changes for ever. Ridicule (1996): A poor nobleman has a plan to rid his homeland of its disease infested swamp. To do this he needs backing and so heads to the court of King Louis XV1 in a bid to solicit aid. He soon discovers that the worthiness of the plan itself will not grant him an audience with the King at Versailles the sharpnesss of ones wit is what gets you noticed. Those found lacking in the art of wordmanship are maliciously despatched. Tango (1993): Vincent a stunt pilot is acquitted of murdering his wife and her lover. However a few years later the judge in the case comes to blackmail him. The judge's nephew is having trouble with his wife and they demand that Vincent kill her. The judge a confirmed bachelor takes Paul and Vincent on the road to search for Paul's wife Marie...

  • The Bergman Faith Trilogy [DVD] The Bergman Faith Trilogy | DVD | (16/08/2010) from £66.39  |  Saving you £-26.40 (-66.00%)  |  RRP £39.99

    The Bergman Faith Trilogy (3 Discs)

  • Bergman - The Collection - Limited Edition 31 disc Box Set (2017) [DVD] Bergman - The Collection - Limited Edition 31 disc Box Set (2017) | DVD | (04/12/2017) from £64.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    31 titles, two exclusive to this box set - Dreams (1955) and Farodokument 79 (1979). Also includes Fanny And Alexander as well as; After The Rehearsal, All These Women, Autumn Sonata, Cries And Whispers, Crisis, Dreams, Farodokument 79, From The Life Of The Marionettes, A Lesson In Love, The Magician, Music In Darkness, Persona, Port Of Call, Prison, The Rite, Saraband, Scenes From A Marriage, The Seventh Seal, The Silence, Smiles Of A Summer Night, Summer Interlude, Summer With Monika, Three Strange loves, Through A Glass Darkly, Torment, To Joy, The Virgin Spring, Waiting Women, Wild Strawberries and Winter Light. Also included in this special packaging boxset are 6 Exclusive Art Cards.

  • THE SHOHEI IMAMURA MASTERPIECE COLLECTION (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Box Set THE SHOHEI IMAMURA MASTERPIECE COLLECTION (Masters of Cinema) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Box Set | Blu Ray | (19/10/2015) from £76.11  |  Saving you £-28.12 (-58.60%)  |  RRP £47.99

    From his first film through to one of his last, this collection brings together eight masterpieces of Japanese cinema from the career of Shohei Imamura that spans more than forty years, presented in a deluxe box set featuring Vengeance is Mine, The Ballad of Narayama, Profound Desires of the Gods, The Insect Woman, Nishi-Ginza Station, Pigs & Battleships, Stolen Desire and A Man Vanishes. Vengeance is Mine - Based on the true story of Iwao Enokizu (Ken Ogata) and his murderous rampage which sparked a 78-day nationwide manhunt, Shohei Imamura’s disturbing gem Vengeance Is Mine won every major award in Japan on the year of its release. Both seducing and repelling with its unusual story and grisly humour, Imamura uncovers a seedy underbelly of civilised Japanese society. (Blu-ray & DVD) The Ballad of Narayama - A vividly realised inverse image of “civilised” society, The Ballad of Narayama presents a bracingly unsentimental rumination on mortality and an engrossing study of a community’s struggles against the natural elements. It is one of the legendary director’s deepest, richest works (for which he won his first Palme D’or), and ranks among the finest films of its decade. (Blu-ray & DVD) Profound Desires of the Gods - The culmination of Imamura’s extraordinary examinations of the fringes of Japanese society throughout the 1960s, Profound Desires of the Gods was an 18-month super-production which failed to make an impression at the time of its release, but has since risen in stature to become one of the most legendary — albeit least seen — Japanese films of recent decades. (Blu-ray & DVD) The Insect Woman - Comparing his heroine, Tome Matsuki (played by Sachiko Hidari, who won the “Best Actress” award at the 1964 Berlin Film Festival for the role) to the restlessness and survival instincts of worker insects, the film is an unsparing study of working-class female life. Beginning with Tome’s birth in 1918, it follows her through five decades of social change, several improvised careers, and male-inflicted cruelty. (Blu-ray & DVD) Nishi-Ginza Station - Serving as a vehicle for popular singer Frank Nagai, Nishi Ginza Station tells a whimsical story about a conservative man who daydreams about romancing a native woman on a deserted island. In reality, he works at a drugstore owned by his wife. The film is one of the earlier comedies directed by Shohei Imamura. (Blu-ray & DVD) Pigs & Battleships - Imamura finally answered his true calling as Japanese cinema’s most dedicated and brilliant chronicler of society’s underbelly with the astonishing Pigs and Battleships [Buta to gunkan]. A riotous portrait of sub-Yakuza gangsters battling for control of the local pork business in the U.S. Navy-occupied coastal town of Yokosuka, Imamura conjures a chaotic world of petty thugs, young love, tough-headed women, and underworld hypochondria, with one of the most unforgettable climaxes ever filmed. (Blu-ray & DVD) Stolen Desire - This cinematic gem is Shohei Imamura's first feature film. In this rambunctious story adapted from Toko Kon's novel Tent Theatre, a troupe of actors travel from town to town, putting on shows for the local community. They reel in crowds with strip shows, but the company's passion lies with the theatre. (Blu-ray & DVD) A Man Vanishes - It is difficult to summarise Shôhei Imamura’s legendary 1967 film, the first picture produced by Japan’s countercultural Art Theatre Guild (ATG). Is it a documentary that turns into a fiction? A narrative film from beginning to end? A record of improvisation populated with actors or non-actors (and in what proportion)? Is it the investigation into a true disappearance, or a work merely inspired by actual events? Even at the conclusion of its final movement, A Man Vanishes [Ningen jôhatsu, or The Unexplained Disappearance of a Human Being] mirrors its subject in deflecting inquiries into the precise nature of its own being. (DVD only)

  • Saw: 1-7 Box Set [Blu-ray] Saw: 1-7 Box Set | Blu Ray | (03/10/2011) from £24.75  |  Saving you £4.16 (4.60%)  |  RRP £89.99

    Now available in one complete Blu-ray boxset with limited edition premium packaging, all films in high definition the way they were meant to be seen.Saw:With a dead body 'resting' between them, two men (Whannell and Elwes) wake up in the secure lair of a serial killer who's been nicknamed Jigsaw by the police because of his unusual calling card. Given six hours, a hacksaw, and a bullet, the two men try to figure out a way to freedom. Hot on the 'Jigsaw's trail is Detective David Tapp (Glover), an equally insane cop who was once the victim of the Jigsaw's evil scheme.Saw II:Jigsaw (Tobin Bell), the master of mind games, returns to toy with a new set of victims, once again chosen for their perceived lack of respect for life. His traps are crueller and even more mind bending than before. And this time the policeman (Donnie Wahlberg) on the case has more than his professional integrity at stake...Saw III:Jigsaw has disappeared. Now aided by his new apprentice Amanda (Shawnee Smith), the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detectives scramble to locate him, Dr. Lynn Denlon (Bahar Soomekh) is unaware that she is about to become the latest pawn on his vicious chessboard. One night, after finishing a shift at her hospital, Lynn is kidnapped by the deranged Amanda and taken to an abandoned warehouse where she meets Jigsaw, aka: John Kramer (Tobin Bell), who's now bedridden and on the verge of death.Saw IV:Now, upon the news of Detective Kerry's murder, two seasoned FBI profilers, Agent Strahm and Agent Perez, arrive in the terrified community to assist the veteran Detective Hoffman in sifting through Jigsaw's latest grizzly remains and piecing together the puzzle. However, when SWAT Commander Rigg is abducted and thrust into a game, the last officer untouched by Jigsaw has but ninety minutes to overcome a series of demented traps and save an old friend or face the deadly consequences...Saw V:Saw V concerns itself with detailing who will carry on with his bloody work. The film opens with a man strapped to a table above a pendulum. As the sharp blade begins swinging over his stomach, he has only a minute to stop it by inserting his hands into a device that will crush them.Saw VI:The deathly traps and cunning plotting return for this sixth entry in the hugely popular Saw film series. The editor for all of the previous films, Kevin Greutert, makes his directorial debut with this picture, once again written by 'Feast' writers, Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton. With Special Agent Stahm (Scott Patterson) dead, the sinister Detective Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) has emerged to carry on Jigsaw's murderous work.Saw 7:The most twisted, gruesome and successful horror franchise in the world comes to a close in Saw: The Final Chapter. A deadly battle rages over Jigsaw's brutal legacy as a group of Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) survivors gather to seek the support of self-help guru, and fellow survivor, Bobby Dagen (Sean Patrick Flanery). Soon though, the survivors really must help themselves as Dagen's dark secrets unleash a new wave of terror...

  • Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set) Rossellini: The War Trilogy (Limited Edition Numbered Blu-ray Box Set) | Blu Ray | (01/04/2015) from £74.50  |  Saving you £-24.51 (-49.00%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Available for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK these stunning films by master filmmaker Roberto Rossellini are all undisputed classics of world cinema. This limited edition Blu-ray box set includes Rossellini’s celebrated War Trilogy made during and immediately after World War II – Rome Open City Paisà and Germany Year Zero – as well as his controversial 1948 film L’Amore starring Anna Magnani and Federico Fellini. These are the films that established Roberto Rossellini’s as one of the most important and influential filmmakers of all time. All of the films in this strictly limited Blu-ray box set (of 3000 numbered units) have been restored in 4K. Features: Restored versions of Rome Open City (1945) Paisà (1948) Germany Year Zero (1948) L’Amore (1948) Booklet with film notes and complete credits Other extras TBC

  • The Mizoguchi Collection [Blu-ray] The Mizoguchi Collection | Blu Ray | (12/03/2012) from £53.44  |  Saving you £-3.45 (-6.90%)  |  RRP £49.99

    Four films from the celebrated Japanese director.Osaka Elegy: (1936) relates the story of a young woman, Ayako Murai (Isuzu Yamada), who engages in a series of affairs to raise money for her family. Initially, she embarks on a relationship with her boss to obtain the money to stop her father going to prison for embezzlement. However, when she begins a second relationship with a work colleague to try and earn money for her brother and boyfriend, Ayako is in danger of going too far and getting herself in trouble.The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum: (1939) follows Kikunsoke Onoue (Shtar Hanayagi), a young actor who is shocked to discover that people have only been patronising him by saying that he is talented. The only person who seems willing to tell him the truth about his acting to his face is Otoku (Kakuko Mori), a servant his family fire and ban him from seeing due to fear of the scandal a relationship between the pair would cause. Kikunsoke and Otoku leave together and Kikunsoke vows to win back his family's affection by becoming a renowned actor. Sisters of the Gion: (1936) focuses on two geisha sisters who have differing attitudes to men. Umekichi (Yko Umemura) believes so strongly in loyalty that she wants to help her lover, Furusawa (Benkei Shiganoya), when he is abandoned by his wife. In contrast, her sister, Omocha (Isuzu Yamada), thinks that the pair should be seeking out wealthy patrons rather than supporting others and attempts to manoeuvre Umekichi away from Furusawa. Utamaro and His Five Women: (1946) offers a semi-autobiographical portrait of the Japanese artist, Kitagawa Utamaro. Utamaro (Minosuke Band), renowned for his portraits of women, finds many of his subjects in Tokyo's brothels. However, will his philandering ways lead him into trouble?

  • The Twilight Saga Triple Steelbook (3-Disc Limited Edition) [DVD] The Twilight Saga Triple Steelbook (3-Disc Limited Edition) | DVD | (06/12/2010) from £3.00  |  Saving you £-20.50 (-58.60%)  |  RRP £34.99

    Twilight: Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother re-marries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks Washington she doesn't expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) a boy unlike any she's ever met. Edward is a vampire but he doesn't have fangs and his family is unique in that they choose not to drink human blood. Intelligent and witty Edward sees straight into Bella's soul. Soon they are swept up in a passionate thrilling and unorthodox romance. To Edward Bella is what he has waited 90 years for - a soul mate. But the closer they get the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will Edward & Bella do when a clan of new vampires - James (Cam Gigandet) Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and Victoria (Rachelle Lefevre) - come to town and threaten to disrupt their way of life? New Moon: If 'Twilight' was about finding true love then New Moon is about losing it. The real question is which team is Bella on: Team Edward or Team Jacob? Robert Pattinson Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner light the darkness in this supernaturally good take on Stephenie Meyer's fantasy novel. This next instalment of The Twilight Saga sees Bella Swan devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love Edward Cullen but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of werewolves the ancestral enemies of the vampires and finds her loyalties tested. With more of the passion action and suspense that made Twilight a smash hit The Twilight Saga: New Moon is a spellbinding follow-up to the international box office phenomenon. Eclipse: Bella once again finds herself surrounded by danger as Seattle is ravaged by a string of mysterious killings and a malicious vampire continues her quest for revenge. In the midst of it all she is forced to choose between her love for Edward and her friendship with Jacob - knowing that her decision has the potential to ignite the ageless struggle between vampire and werewolf. With her graduation quickly approaching Bella has one more decision to make: life or death.

  • The Fantastic Factory Collection (Arrow Video) [DVD] [2001] The Fantastic Factory Collection (Arrow Video) | DVD | (18/04/2011) from £77.74  |  Saving you £-27.75 (-55.50%)  |  RRP £49.99

    A Bloody Feast of Zombies Demons Spiders & Werewolves! Step into the Fantastic Factory for a festival of gory mayhem and blood-splattered horror. Four twisted tales of terror and carnage await you... In Beyond Re-Animator the evil Dr. Herbert West a medical genius with an overwhelming drive to raise the dead returns to what he knows best: science...and murder. John Jaspers is driven to insanity in Faust and signs a pact with the devil in order to enact a horrible vengeance on the thugs who murdered his girlfriend. Transformed into a sickening beast he stalks the night seeking only to maim and kill. Alien spiders threaten the very existence of man in Arachnid only a team of scientists and mercenaries stand in the way of eight-legged doom for humanity. Trapped on an island with a nest of hungry enemies time is running out before the eggs were laid in every last one of them... A traveller with a girl in every village leaves a trail of murder behind him but is he the killer or is there a beast stalking the night? Romasanta based on a true life murder case is a chilling tale of bloody romance shadowy forests and Werewolves.

  • Late Mizoguchi LTD EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) Late Mizoguchi LTD EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) | Blu Ray | (28/10/2013) from £95.55  |  Saving you £-36.56 (-62.00%)  |  RRP £58.99

    Ugetsu Monogatari (Tales of The Rain And Moon) (Aka: Ugetsu)Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari is a highly acclaimed masterwork of Japanese cinema. Based on a pair of 18th century ghost stories by Ueda Akinari the film's release continued Mizoguchi's introduction to the West where it was nominated for an Oscar and won the Venice Film Festival's Silver Lion award (for Best Direction). In 16th century Japan amidst the pandemonium of civil war potter Genjuro (Mori Masayuki) and samurai-aspirant Tobei (Ozawa Sakae) set out with their wives in search of wealth and military glory respectively. Two parallel tales ensue when the men are lured from their wives: Genjuro by the ghostly charm of Lady Wakasa (Kyo Machiko); Tobei by the dream of military glory. Oyu Sama (Lady Oyu) (Aka: Miss Oyu)Mizoguchi's Oyu-sama (Miss Oyu) is a poignant and contemplative tale of two sisters and their ill-fated relationship with the same man. At the core is Mizoguchi-regular Tanaka Kinuyo (who also stars in Ugetsu Monogatari) as the eponymous Oyu the older sister who allows marital customs to dictate the lives of those caught up in this complex love triangle. Continuing the director's fascination with the relationship between affairs of the heart and the social mores that shape and sometimes destroy them Mizoguchi transforms his subject matter into the realm of the transcendental through the use of long mobile shots - an approach that reaches its apotheosis in a take of almost six minutes - infused with humanity and emotion. Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Steward) (Aka: Sansho The Bailiff)Based on an ancient legend as recounted by celebrated author Mori Ogai (in his short story of the same name written in 1915) and adapted by Mizoguchi Sansho Dayu (Sansho the Steward aka Sansho the Bailiff) is both distinctively Japanese and as deeply affecting as a Greek tragedy. Described in its opening title as one of the oldest and most tragic in Japan's history Mizoguchi depicts an unforgettably sad story of social injustice family love and personal sacrifice - all conveyed with exquisite tone and purity of emotion. Set in Heian era (11th century) Japan it follows an aristocratic woman Tamaki (played by Tanaka Kinuyo who also stars in Mizoguchi's Ugetsu Monogatari) and her two children Zushio (Hanayagi Yoshiaki) and Anju (Kagawa Kyoko) who are separated by feudal tyranny from Tamaki's husband. When the children are kidnapped and sold into slavery to the eponymous Sansho (Shindo Eitaro) the lives of each of the family members follow very different paths - each course uniquely and insufferably tragic. Gion Bayashi (Gion Festival Music) (Aka: A Geisha)Gion Bayashi is a drama set in the world of the courtesan contrasting two different types of geisha - on one hand Eiko (Wakao Ayako) a sixteen-year old orphan who wishes to be taken in and trained; on the other Miyoharu (Kogure Michiyo) an older more experienced geisha who agrees to mentor the younger woman - living under the same roof in difficult personal circumstances. A fascinating subtle insight into the lives of these women in 1950s Japan. Chikamatsu Monogatari (A Tale from Chikamatsu) (Aka: The Crucified Lovers)Based on a centuries old tale with roots in real events Chikamatsu monogatari (A Tale From Chikamatsu aka The Crucified Lovers) tells the hauntingly tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant's wife Osan (Kyoko Kagawa) and her husband's employee Mohei (Kazuo Hasegawa) in an era when the punishment for adultery was crucifixion. When a series of innocent events lead to the false accusation of an affair the pair are forced to flee an almost certain death sentence. On the run the outlaw couple grow closer together drawn inexorably towards the romantic crime of which they are accused. In the hands of Mizoguchi Chikamatsu Mmnogatari depicts two people caught up in a constricted world where true love and social obligation are at odds. His portrayal of the lovers' dilemma lead famed director Akira Kurosawa to describe the film as 'a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi.' Uwasa No Onna (The Woman in The Rumour)Released the same year as Chikamatsu monogatari Uwasa no onna (The Woman in the Rumour) offers a contrasting portrait of attitudes and mores concerning love and relationships. Set in a modern Kyoto geisha house the eponymous woman in the rumour is Hatsuko (Kinuyo Tanaka star of countless Mizoguchi films including The Life of Oharu in her last role for the director with whom she was often romantically linked) madame of her own geisha house. When Hatsuko ends up pursuing the same man as her daughter Yukiko (Yoshiko Kuga) both women are forced to confront their attitudes towards each other and the family business. Akasen Chitai (Red-Light District) (Aka: Street of Shame)Akasen chitai (Red Light District aka Street of Shame) - sadly the very last film by Kenji Mizoguchi - presents a vivid portrait of prostitution in 1950s Japan. In a Tokyo brothel named Dreamland - an obvious irony given the faded hopes of those who work there - the lives of five prostitutes intersect. Each has a very different story for how they entered the profession but what they share is the struggle to make sense of the red light district and its cycle of exploitation. Filmed shortly before the Japanese government's introduction of an anti-prostitution bill Akasen chitai is a compelling study of women torn between financial necessity and questions of conscience. It was nominated for the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and inspired French critic Jean Douchet to proclaim: 'For me along with Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux and Renoir's La Règle du jeu the greatest film in the history of cinema'. Yôkihi (Imperial Concubine Yang) (aka: The Princess Yang Kwei-Fei) Set many centuries ago Yôkihi (Imperial Concubine Yang aka The Princess Yang Kwei-fei) recounts the Chinese legend referred to in its title. In eighth-century T'ang China widowed Emperor Hsüan-tsung (Masayuki Mori) reigns alone devoting his life to the composition of music. 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    Kenji Mizoguchi looms over the history not only of Japanese cinema - but of world cinema altogether. These eight films from the last decade of Mizoguchi's career represent a collection of eight of his greatest works which is to say eight of the greatest films ever made. Oy-sama (1951) is an adaptation of Tanizaki Jun'ichir: a poignant tale of two sisters and their ill-fated relationship with the same man: a tale of the social mores and affairs of the heart that might destroy siblings. Ugetsu monogatari (1953) a ghost-tale par excellence and one of the most highly acclaimed works of the cinema is an intensely poetic sublimely lyrical tragedy of men lured away from their wives which consistently features on polls of the best films ever made. Gion-bayashi (1953) is a drama set in the world of the geisha a subtle masterwork that yields myriad insights into the lives of Japan's service-class in the early '50s. Sansh-day (1954) recounts an unforgettably sad story of the 11th century involving kidnapping and indentured servitude - and figures again with its exquisite tone and purity of emotion as one of the most critically revered films of any era. Uwasa no onna (1954) another Mizoguchi picture set in a modern geisha house pits mother against daughter with the ensuing drama forcing both to confront their attitudes toward family and business in what is one of the filmmaker's most astute filmic examinations of oppressed femininity. Chikamatsu monogatari (1954) the tragic story of a forbidden love affair between a merchant's wife and her husband's employee was hailed by the legendary Akira Kurosawa as a great masterpiece that could only have been made by Mizoguchi. Ykihi (1955) recounts an 8th-century Chinese story of a widowed emperor and his imperial concubine filmed in sumptuous hallucinatory Agfa-stock colour. Akasen-chitai (1956) aka Street of Shame is Mizoguchi's final masterpiece and one of the greatest last films ever made depicting the goings-on in a Tokyo brothel carrying the name Dreamland where dreams are nevertheless shattered beneath the weight of financial necessity and all questions of conscience - a last testament which inspired the great French critic Jean Douchet to proclaim: For me along with Chaplin's Monsieur Verdoux and Renoir's La Rgle du jeu the greatest film in the history of the cinema.

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