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A Day In The Life Blu-Ray

John Krish is one of British cinema’s best-kept secrets: a master of post-war documentary filmmaking who repeatedly turned his works and commissions into truly stirring cinema. This award-winning programme collects together four of Krish's most cherished films: The Elephant Will Never Forget (1953), a farewell to London’s trams; They Took Us To the Sea (1961), a poignant record of a seaside outing for disadvantaged children; Our School ..

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A Farewell To Arms Blu-Ray DVD

Based on the best-selling novel by Ernest Hemingway, Frank Borzage's Oscar-winning adaptation of A Farewell to Arms stars Gary Cooper as Lieutenant Frederic Henry, an American enlisted in the Italian ambulances corps. Through his friend, Rinaldi (Adolphe Menjou), he meets Catherine Barkley (Helen Hayes), an English nurse. What starts as a casual encounter soon develops into something much deeper – but can their passion survive the terri..

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A Month In The Country Blu-Ray DVD 3 to 4 Days

A Month In The Country Blu-Ray DVD

A captivating adaptation of J L Carr’s much loved novel, A Month in the Country tells the story of a traumatised First World War veteran Tom Birkin (compellingly portrayed by Colin Firth) who, in the summer of 1920, travels to the beautiful Yorkshire village of Oxgodby to uncover a medieval wall painting in the local church. During his stay in the village, Birkin develops an unspoken love for the vicar’s wife, Alice (Natasha Richardson)..

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A Taste of Honey Blu-Ray

Classic 1960s realist drama that explores gender, class and race, directed by Tony Richardson and based on the play by Shelagh Delaney. After a brief relationship with a black sailor, teenager Jo (Rita Tushingham) falls pregnant which does little to appease the fraught relationship she has with her mother (Dora Bryan). When her mother marries a new man (Robert Stephens) the pair move into separate accommodation. Only when Jo befriends a..

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A Woman Under The Influence Blu-Ray DVD

Arguably John Cassavetes' most successful and influential film, A Woman Under the Influence stars Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with Mabel's slide into mental illness. Featuring a central performance of awe-inspiring conviction from Gena Rowlands, this critically acclaimed film is as powerful today as it was upon its original rele..

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A Woman Under The Influence DVD

Arguably John Cassavetes' most successful and influential film, A Woman Under the Influence stars Gena Rowlands (Gloria, Faces) and the legendary Peter Falk (Columbo) as Mabel and Nick Longhetti, a blue-collar couple struggling to cope with Mabel's slide into mental illness. Featuring a central performance of awe-inspiring conviction from Gena Rowlands, this critically acclaimed film is as powerful today as it was upon its original rele..

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A Zed And Two Noughts Blu-Ray

A car collides with a swan outside a zoo. Two women passengers die but the driver, Alba Bewick (Andrea Ferreol) survives with a leg amputation. Obsessed with the accident, the zoologist husbands of the dead women – twins Oliver and Oswald (Eric and Brian Deacon) – become fascinated by the processes of decay and embark on an affair with the amputee. As dead animals decompose to the playful rhythms of Michael Nyman, symmetry is elevated b..

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Aguirre - Wrath Of God DVD

Werner Herzog directs this study of megalomania, set in 16th Century Peru. In the year 1560, a Spanish expedition crosses the Peruvian Sierras in search of the legendary Inca city of El Dorado. A power struggle within the group leads to its deputy (Klaus Kinski) seizing control in bloody fashion, his desire to set up his own kingdom threatening to destroy them all. Cast and crew apparently endured hardships comparable to those suffered ..

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Akenfield Blu-Ray DVD

Peter Hall directs this drama based on the book by Ronald Blythe. The film follows farmhand Tom Rouse (Garrow Shand) as he tries to escape the rural existence that he lives out in a small Suffolk village with his widowed mother Dulcie (Peggy Cole). In the days leading up to his grandfather's funeral, Tom remembers the lives of his father and grandfather (both Shand) who were both born, raised and worked in the same Suffolk village. He r..

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Akira Kurosawa - Samurai Collection (4 Films) Blu-Ray

Akira Kurosawa is one of the world's greatest filmmakers. His films have been acclaimed by critics the world over, and his celebrated samurai epics - featuring international star Toshiro Mifune - have inspired filmmakers as diverse as Steven Spielberg and Sergio Leone, and inspired countless films, including The Magnificent Seven. This indispensable Blu-ray collection contains digitally remastered High Definition presentations of five o..

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Akira Kurosawa - Samurai Collection (4 Films) DVD

Seven Samurai- When the residents of a small Japanese village seek protection they hire seven unemployed 'ronin' (masterless samurai). Unanimously hailed as one of cinema's greatest masterpieces, Seven Samurai has inspired countless films, including The Magnificent Seven. Yojimbo- A drifting samurai for hire plays both ends against the middle with two warring factions, surviving on his wits. Eventually the Samurai seeks seeks to elimin..

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Alain Robbe-Grillet - Six Films 1964-1974 DVD

Collection of erotic films by French director Alain Robbe-Grillet. 'The Immortal One' (1963) stars Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Françoise Brion as a sad man and a beautiful woman who meet unexpectedly and persue a passionate affair. 'Trans-Europe Express' (1967) tells the story of a film director, Jean (Robbe-Grillet), his producer and his assistant as they ride the Trans-Europe Express train from Paris to Antwerp. In 'The Man Who Lies' ..

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Alan Clarke At The BBC Dissent And Disruption - Limited Edition Blu-Ray

Collection of 23 BBC dramas from film-maker Alan Clarke, made between 1969-1989. The collection includes: 'The Last Train Through Harecastle Tunnel' (1969), 'Sovereign's Company' (1970), 'The Hallelujah Handshake' (1970), 'To Encourage the Others' (1972), 'Under the Age' (1972), 'Horace' (1972), 'The Love Girl and the Innocent' (1973), 'Penda's Fen' (1974), 'A Follower for Emily' (1974), 'Diane' (1975), 'Funny Farm' (1975), 'Scum' (1977..

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Alice Blu-Ray DVD

Jan Svankmajer’s Alice is a creepy and disturbing adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s original vision. Combining a live-action Alice (Kristyna Kohoutova) with a stop-motion Wonderland filled with threatening, bizarre characters, the film brilliantly marries a sly visual wit with piercing psychological insight. Presented here fully uncut and in its original Czech-language version for the very first time, this comprehensive release also gathers..

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All The Right Noises Blu-Ray DVD

Originally sold with the provocative tagline 'Is 15 and a half too young for a girl? Is one wife enough for one man?', this time-capsule of a film is the story of a young married man who has an affair with a teenage girl. Starring Olivia Hussey, in her first post-Romeo and Juliet role, and the inimitable Tom Bell (The L-Shaped Room), this is one of only a handful of feature films directed by Gerry O'Hara, better known for his assistant-..

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An Actors Revenge Blu-Ray + DVD

Strange, sumptous and visually stunning, this wildly melodramatic tale of a kabuki female impersonator who exacts a long-delayed revenge on the men who drove his parents to suicide is played out against a backdrop of comic rivalries between thieves in the Tokyo underworld. Kazuo Hasegawa stars, in the dual role of the actor and a thief, in a film which celebrates his 300th screen appearance. A heady cocktail of swooning romanticism and ..

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An Autumn Afternoon / A Hen In The Wind Blu-Ray DVD

Yasujiro Ozu’s elegiac final film, An Autumn Afternoon, charts the inevitable eclipse of older generations by irreverent youth. Revisiting the story of his earlier masterpiece Late Spring (1949), Ozu once again casts Chishu Ryu in the role of Hirayama, the concerned father to unmarried Michiko. Harangued on all sides to marry off Michiko, Hirayama reluctantly prepares to bid his old life farewell. A cast of tragi-comic characters weaves..

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Angelic Conversation DVD

Intense, dreamlike, and, poetic, The Angelic Conversation is one of the most artistic of Derek Jarman's films. With his painter's eye Jarman conjured, in a beautiful palette of light, colour and texture, an evocative and radical visualisation of Shakespeare's love poems. Of the 154 sonnets written by Shakespeare, most were written to an unnamed young man, commonly referred to as the Fair Youth. Here Judi Dench's emotive readings of 14 s..

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Arabian Nights Blu-Ray

The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series is rich with exotic tales of slaves and kings, potions, betrayals, demons and, most of all, love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Mysterious and liberating, this is an exquisitely dreamlike and adult interpretation of the original folk tales, presented here in a beautiful new High-Definition restoration. Special Features Presented In Both High Definition And Standard Definition..

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Arabian Nights DVD

Italian drama directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Featuring a selection of stories concerning love, fate and destiny, the film follows the quest of Nur Ed Din (Franco Merli) as he travels in search of a slave girl named Zumurrud (Ines Pellegrini) with whom he has fallen in love. While he does so, he meets many other travellers who share their own stories of romance and heartbreak with him...

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Around The World With Orson Welles Blu-Ray

Orson Welles writes, directs and presents this British TV series in which he travels around Europe. Throughout the series, the famed film-maker visits some of the continent's most historical locations including Paris, Vienna, Madrid, London and the Basque Country where he meets artists, attends a bullfight and revisits filming locations from his 1949 film 'The Third Man'. The episodes are: 'Pays Basque I', 'Pays Basque II', 'The Third M..

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Back To 1942 Blu-Ray

From acclaimed director Feng Xiaogang (Aftershock, Assembly) comes this breathtaking war epic which revisits one of the most catastrophic periods of twentieth century Chinese history: the famine in Henan Province during the 1942 Sino-Japanese War, which claimed three million lives. Zhang Guoli stars as Master Fan, a wealthy landlord who loses everything when he and his family flee their famine-stricken hometown. Academy Award winner Adr..

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Bande A Part Blu-Ray

Bande a Part, Godard's playful reimagining of the Hollywood crime films for the 1940s, follows young misfits Franz (Sami Frey), Arthur (Claude Brasseur) and Odile (Anna Karina) as their plan to burgle a rich old lady goes tragicomically wrong. Shot in just 25 days on the wintry streets of suburban Paris, Bande a part remains one of Godard's most loved films and is often remembered for its exhilarating cafe dance sequence and famous race..

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Battleship Potemkin / Drifters Blu-Ray + DVD 3 to 4 Days

Battleship Potemkin / Drifters Blu-Ray + DVD

In the 1920s and 1930s, Soviet propaganda films profoundly influenced the emerging luminaries of British documentary filmmaking. Sergei Eisenstein's groundbreaking Battleship Potemkin was not seen in the UK until the momentous London Film Society screening in 1929, where it was double-billed with John Grierson's Drifters. This new restoration of Battleship Potemkin is presented with the 1926 Edmund Meisel score, while the digitally rema..

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Battleship Potemkin DVD

In the 1920s and 1930s, Soviet propaganda films profoundly influenced the emerging luminaries of British documentary filmmaking. Sergei Eisenstein's groundbreaking Battleship Potemkin was not seen in the UK until the momentous London Film Society screening in 1929, where it was double-billed with John Grierson's Drifters. This new restoration of Battleship Potemkin is presented with the 1926 Edmund Meisel score. Also included amongst th..

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Beat Girl Blu-Ray + DVD 3 to 4 Days

Beat Girl Blu-Ray + DVD

Restless teen Jennifer (Gillian Hills, Blow-up) escapes her square papa (David Farrar, Black Narcissus) at Soho's Off Beat coffee bar, rocking it with beatnik Dave (a super-cool Adam Faith), sensual singer Dodo (Shirley Anne Field) and icy-eyed Plaid Shirt (Oliver Reed). But a secret from Jennifer's French stepmother's past leads to the Les Girls strip joint, run by Kenny King (Christopher Lee). Remastered from the original negatives, a..

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Before The Revolution Blu-Ray + DVD

Young, middle-class and idealistic, Fabrizio struggles to break away from his bourgeois background. Bertolucci’s beautifully operatic film, winner of the Cannes Critics’ Week prize in 1964, celebrates the passion and ideology of the 1960s, and is presented here newly restored with a selection of revealing extra features. Special Features Presented In Standard Definition And High Definition (DVD & Blu-ray), Original Theatrical Trailer, ..

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Bigger Than Life DVD

Bigger Than Life is one of the greatest American films of the 1950s, a high point in the careers of lead actor James Mason and Nicholas Ray. Mason gives a towering performance as Ed Avery, a happily married schoolteacher who agrees to take a new miracle drug when diagnosed with a potentially fatal disease. It is not long before the drug begins producing malevolent and murderous side-effects that bring to the fore all of Ed's long-repres..

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Bill Douglas Trilogy - My Childhood / My Ain Folk / My Way Home Blu-Ray

Douglas's magnificent, award-winning Trilogy is the product of an assured, formidable artistic vision. These are some of the most compelling films about childhood ever made. Presented here in a High-Definition restoration, the Trilogy follows Jamie (played with heart-breaking conviction by Stephen Archibald) as he grows up in a poverty-stricken mining village in post-war Scotland. This is cinematic poetry: Although shot in black and whi..

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Black Girl / Borom Sarret DVD + Blu-Ray

Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene was the first Sub-Saharan African filmmaker to achieve international recognition, and is widely regarded as the father of African cinema. His first major work, Black Girl, is the uncompromising story of Diouana, a young Senegalese nanny whose hopes of an exciting life in France are dashed when her white employers expect her to work as their servant. Also included is Sembene's directorial debut, the sh..

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Blood of Hussain / Towers of Silence DVD + Blu-Ray

Salmaan Peerzada stars in this drama by film-maker Jamil Dehlavi about the life and death of Hussain (Peerzada), the youngest member of a Pakistani family. When Hussain meets a holy soothsayer who tells him that he is destined to lead the poor to a better life, he endeavours to make the prophecy come true but will the government stand in his way? The cast also includes Kika Markham, Durriya Kazi and Kabuli Baba...

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Blue Black Permanent Blu-Ray + DVD Pre-Order Coming Soon

Blue Black Permanent Blu-Ray + DVD

This haunting and magical film moves between Edinburgh and Orkney as it tells of a woman’s attempts to come to terms with her mother’s death through her childhood memories. Filled with flashbacks and dream sequences, it’s also a film about islanders’ relationship with the ever-present sea. Margaret Tait’s only feature-length film, from her own screenplay, was produced by the BFI in 1992 and was the first Scottish feature film directed ..

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Bronco Bullfrog Blu-Ray + DVD

Del (Del Walker), a young apprentice, and his 15-year-old girlfriend Irene (Anne Gooding) have no money and nowhere to go. Angry and frustrated, they turn to 'Bronco Bullfrog - fresh out of borstal and living an independent lifestyle - for a taste of fun and freedom. Powerful and authentic, this fascinating record of the then-emerging suedehead subculture, largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from East London, is r..

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Captured Blu-Ray + DVD

The Flipside: rescuing weird and wonderful British films from obscurity and presenting them in new high-quality editions. Exploring the complex ways in which British POWs responded to brainwashing and torture techniques during the Korean War, John Krish's realistic and disturbing drama was previously only ever shown to a highly restricted audience of military officials. Made available to the public for the first time, Captured is presen..

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Caravaggio Blu-Ray

Hugely significant to Derek Jarman, his biopic of the Italian Baroque painter with whom he strongly identified was developed over many years. Ultimately shot on 35mm film, it looks incredible: the tableaux and sets project rich, painterly depth, brightness and colour. Sean Bean and Tilda Swinton deliver fine performances as the model and partner caught up in a complex – and fatally doomed – love triangle with the famous artist. Caravag..

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Caravaggio DVD

Derek Jarman struggled for seven years to bring his portrait of the seventeenth-century Italian artist Michelangelo da Caravaggio to the screen. The result was well worth the wait, and was greeted with critical acclaim: a freely dramatized portrait of the controversial artist and a powerful mediation on sexuality, criminality and art - a new and refreshing take on the usual biopic. The film centres on an imagined love-triangle between ..

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Carmen Jones Blu-Ray

Dorothy Dandridge, whose vibrant performance earned the first Oscar nomination for an African American actress in a leading role, stars as the beautiful temptress Carmen Jones in this classic musical, produced and directed by Otto Preminger. The seductive Carmen lures the handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart Cindy (Olga James), but she soon tires of him and takes up with a heavyweight prizefighter (Joe Adams), trig..

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Carmen Jones DVD

Otto Preminger directs this modernised adaptation of Bizet's opera that features an African-American cast. Vixen parachute maker Carmen Jones (Dorothy Dandridge) lures handsome GI Joe (Harry Belafonte) away from his sweetheart Cindy Lou (Olga James) when he is assigned to escort her to court after she's involved in a brawl in her factory. She succeeds in seducing him but Carmen soon tires of Joe, runs off and pursues champion prizefight..

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Celine And Julie Go Boating Blu-Ray

French comedy drama in which two young women meet under an odd set of circumstances and discover that they are freakishly connected to each other. Somehow, Celine (Juliet Berto) and Julie (Dominique Labourier) keep stumbling into a kind of parallel reality with familiar surroundings, however they soon realise that they are no longer in the present day when they enter this other version of their world. After a young girl is murdered, the..

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Chaplin At Keystone DVD

A collection of 34 restored silent short films from Charlie Chaplin's 1913-14 stint at Keystone Studios, which saw the little-known music hall vaudevillian making his first forays into the world of celluloid. More than half of the films are written and directed by Chaplin himself, and many of them see the evolution of Chaplin's much-loved comedy persona The Little Tramp. Films included are: 'Mabel's Strange Predicament', 'Caught in the ..

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Charlie Chaplin - The Mutual Films Collection DVD

Collection of 12 silent short films made by Charlie Chaplin during his partnership with Mutual Films. In 'The Floorwalker' (1916), Chaplin causes chaos in a department store and then runs into a thieving employee with whom he shares an uncanny resemblance. In 'The Fireman' (1916), a fire chief (Eric Campbell) is advised to ignore the burning house of a local (Lloyd Bacon) so he can collect the insurance money. But trouble ensues when an..

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Classe Tous Risques Blu-Ray + DVD

French gangland boss Abel Davos (Lino Ventura) has been on the run in Italy for a decade in order to escape a death sentence. But when police finally close in, he turns to his old criminal friends to help him and his young family return to Paris. With loyalty in short supply, it takes an insouciant stranger (coolly played by Jean-Paul Belmondo in the same year as his breakthrough performance in A Bout de souffle) to come to the rescue. ..

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Comfort of Strangers DVD + Blu-Ray

Own Comfort of Strangers DVD + Blu-Ray from Deff, DVD, Blu-Ray & 4K Video Specialists..

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Contact Blu-Ray

Directed by Alan Clarke (Scum, The Firm), and adapted by AFN Clarke from his own autobiographical book, Contact is a powerful, unsensational drama about a platoon of British paratroopers on border patrol in South Armagh. Finely-judged performances from Sean Chapman (Scum, Made in Britain) and the rest of the cast combine with fluid hand-held camerawork and night-vision imagery to create a sparse, documentary-like effect, expertly captur..

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Cria Cuervos DVD + Blu-Ray

Film drama set during the final days of Franco's Spain. Reminiscing in adult life Ana (Geraldine Chaplin) reflects on her childhood growing up in a wealthy part of Madrid. Her childish world is haunted by visions of her beloved dead mother (also played by Chaplin) and the conviction that her philandering, neglectful father (Héctor Alterio) was responsible for the onset of her mother's fatal illness. Following her father's sudden suspici..

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Cry Of The City Blu-Ray 3 to 4 Days

Cry Of The City Blu-Ray

A masterpiece of law and disorder, Robert Siodmak's film noir classic depicts a timeless struggle between good and evil on the streets of New York. Charismatic criminal, Martin Rome (Richard Conte) is on the run from Lieutenant Candella (Victor Mature), a dogged cop and one-time friend. The two nemeses go head-to-head in a tense game of cat and mouse, leading to a dramatic showdown. Cry of the City boasts a glorious gallery of shady fig..

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Culloden / The War Game Blu-Ray + DVD 3 to 4 Days

Culloden / The War Game Blu-Ray + DVD

Hailed as a breakthrough when it was first broadcast in 1964, Peter Watkins' Culloden - which brilliantly reconstructs the famous battle of 1746 - stunned viewers by approaching its historical subject matter in the style of contemporary TV news coverage. Watkins' The War Game, about a limited nuclear attack on Kent, blended fact and fiction to create a disturbing vision of the personal and public consequences of such an attack. Banned f..

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Daughters Of The Dust Blu-Ray + DVD

In South Carolina's sea islands at the dawn of the 20th century, a multi-generational family of the Gullah community - former west African slaves who adopted many of their ancestors' Yoruba traditions - struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and folklore while contemplating a migration to the mainland and even further from their roots. The first widely released film by an African American female director, daughters of the dust was..

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Deep End DVD

Jerzy Skolimowski writes and directs this comedy drama exploring the dangers of unrequited love. After leaving school, 15-year-old Mike (John Moulder-Brown) goes to work in a bathhouse where he meets and falls for fellow employee Susan (Jane Asher) who is ten years his senior. Mike is already envious of Susan's young fiancé Chris (Christopher Sanford) but the situation intensifies when he finds out that she is also having an affair. Dri..

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Distant Voices Still Lives Blu-Ray

Terence Davies directs this autobiographical portrait of working class family life in post-war Liverpool. Told in flashback and set to an evocative soundtrack, the film explores the emotional fallout of a family dominated by an overtly cruel father (Pete Postlethwaite) and follows the repercussions, including failed marriages, that the relentless abuse visits on the various family members as they attempt to lead a life away from the fam..

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Distant Voices Still Lives DVD

Terence Davies' stunning debut feature Distant Voices, Still Lives was instantly recognised as a masterpiece on its release in 1988 and the director hailed as one of Britain's most gifted and remarkable filmmakers. Drawn from his own family memories, Distant Voices, Still Lives is a strikingly intimate portrait of working class life in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool. Focusing on the real-life experiences of his mother, sisters and brother wh..

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Drunken Angel DVD

Dr Sanada (Takashi Shimura), the drunken angel of the title, runs a clinic in the slums of Tokyo. When small-time hood Matsunaga (Toshiro Mifune) comes to his surgery after a gunfight Sanada diagnoses him with tuberculosis and convinces him to begin treatment. The disillusioned doctor feels that, by saving the young yakuza, he can retrieve a sense of his own lost youth and idealism. Thus, they embark on a troubled friendship which is te..

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Duffer / The Moon Over The Alley Blu-Ray + DVD

Duffer: An intense and bizarre study of obsession that is by turns lyrical and disconcerting, Duffer tells the deranged story of a teenage boy torn between the womanly charms of a kindly prostitute, and the relentless, sadistic attentions of an older man. The Moon Over the Alley: From the writer-director team behind Duffer, explores the problems of the multicultural residents in a Notting Hill boarding house. Dark and disturbing, yet ..

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Early Cinema - Primitives And Pioneers DVD

A fascinating collection of 60 films from the pre-1910 period of cinema is presented here with optional insightful commentary written by film historian Barry Salt. It includes a selection of 35mm films such as Pathe's Ali Baba et les quarante voleurs and Magic Bricks, plus a newly restored and tinted version of Edwin S. Porter's The Great Train Robbery. This double-disc set provides an entertaining look at how many of today's film devic..

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Early Films Of Peter Greenaway - Volume 2 DVD

He has other reputations as well as an academic, as a maker of curious artefacts, as a cataloguer of the bizarre and as a librarian of the absurd. Greenaway might as well have been describing himself in this thumbnail sketch of Canton Remodell, a character in an unmade project. Before The Draughtsman's Contract Greenaway had made a series of highly inventive films which established all the obsessions that run through his later work. In ..

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Early Summer / What Did The Lady Forget Blu-Ray + DVD

When family, friends and colleagues pressure Noriko - played with enigmatic brilliance by Setsuko Hara (Tokyo Story, Late Spring) - to marry they provoke a surprising decision with wide-reaching consequences. A wonderfully poised ensemble work, Yasujiro Ozu's Early Summer presents the intricacies and contradictions of the three generations who have lived through the end of an era and are looking towards the new. Also included here is Oz..

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Early Women Filmmakers Collection Blu-Ray Pre-Order Coming Soon

Early Women Filmmakers Collection Blu-Ray

More women worked in film during its first two decades than at any time since. Unfortunately, many early women filmmakers have been largely written out of film history, their contributions undervalued. This necessary and timely collection highlights the work of 14 of early cinema’s most innovative and influential women directors, re-writing and celebrating their rightful place in film history. International in scope, this groundbreakin..

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Emil And The Detectives DVD

When young Emil is sent to Berlin by his mother, the money he is carrying to give to his granny is stolen by a sinister man on the train. Once in Berlin, Emil follows the thief and enlists the help of a gang of youngsters - 'the detectives' - to help retrieve the stolen money. This classic 1931 German adaptation of Erich Kastner's much-loved children's book was written by Kastner himself in collaboration with the legendary Billy Wilder ..

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Enid Blytons The Famous Five - On Treasure Island DVD

The holidays have finally arrived and Julian, Dick and Ann are looking forward to spending a long hot summer with their feisty tomboy cousin Georgina - or George - as she prefers to be known. But picnics and bike rides are put on hold when George and her new pal Timmy the dog share the secret of a mysterious shipwreck with the others. An exciting discovery is in store for the intrepid Five - but they are not alone! Adapted from the fir..

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Expresso Bongo Blu-Ray + DVD

When Soho hustler Johnny Jackson (Laurence Harvey), a drummer-turned-music agent, discovers teen bongo player Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard) in an espresso bar, he renames him Bongo Herbert, and secures him a record deal and a TV appearance. Soon, Johnny is riding the coat-tails of Bert's stardom. Val Guest's sharp, witty satire of the music industry was adapted from the successful West End musical by Wolf Mankowitz. This fully remastered r..

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