Porco Rosso [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Home Entertainment Presents A Studio G Brand: Buena Vista Home Video Model: 31595437
Take flight with PORCO ROSSO, a valiant World War I flying ace! From tropical Adriatic settings to dazzling aerial maneuvers, this action-adventure from world-renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki is full of humor, courage, and chivalry. When "Porco" -- whose face has been transformed into that of a pig by a mysterious spell -- infuriates a band of sky pirates with his aerial heroics, the pirates hire Curtis, a rival pilot, to get rid of him. On the ground, the two pilots compete for the affections of the beautiful Gina. But it's in the air where the true battles are waged. Will our hero be victorious? For the first time ever on Disney Blu-ray, PORCO ROSSO is a thrilling ride you'll never forget!
Rashomon (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Model: 25734195 Color: black & white
A riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice, Rashomon is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people recount different versions of the story of a manâ€™s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai) presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinemaâ€”and a commanding new star by the name of Toshiro Mifune (Yojimbo)â€”to the Western world.
M (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Brand: Image Entertainment Model: 715515057714 Color: black & white
Berlin's underworld races the police to find a whistling killer of little girls. Directed by Fritz Lang.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Manufacturer: Oscilloscope Laboratories - Video Service Corp VSC Brand: OSCILLOSCOPE PICTURES Model: 17723811
Young Pietari lives with his stern reindeer-herding father Rauno in arctic Finland. On the eve of Christmas, an enormous excavation at a nearby mountain disturbs the locals and captures Pietari's curiosity. When Rauno's raindeer herd is mysteriously slain and the children in town go missing, Pietari realizes that the dig has unearthed the evil Santa Claus of local lore - who no one wants coming to town. Pietari's father rounds up a posse and captures the nightmarish creature in an attempt to sell him to the misguided leader sponsoring the dig. But Santa's freakish elves will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader, and what ensues is a fantastically bizarre holiday adventure testing the bond of father and son and pitting man against mythology.RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a wildly original re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies and a darkly comic gem destined for perennial holiday viewing.
Eat Drink Man Woman [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Olive Films Brand: Olive Films
Three grown women live with their widowed father, a master chef in Taipei, Taiwan. Directed by Ang Lee.
Solaris (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Model: 17142399 Color: color
Ground control has been receiving strange transmissions from the remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is sent to investigate, he experiences the strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him on a voyage into the darkest recesses of his own consciousness. In Solaris, the legendary Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (Ivanâ€™s Childhood, Andrei Rublev) gives us a brilliantly original science-fiction epic that challenges our conceptions about love, truth, and humanity itself.
Wadjda (Two Disc Combo: Blu-ray / DVD)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Model: 28446536
A story set in Saudi Arabia and focused on the experiences of a young girl who challenges her country's traditions.
Manufacturer: Music Box Films Brand: SOUTHPORT MUSIC BOX CORPO
Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this remarkable epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective. Billed as a German Band of Brothers, GENERATION WAR vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler. In Berlin in 1941, on the eve of Hitler s invasion of the Soviet Union, level-headed officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) is full of patriotic fervor as he heads for the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Charlotte (Miriam Stein) is a young nurse in love with Wilhelm who is serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina SchÃ¼ttler) is an ambitious singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) faces a daily struggle for survival as a Jew in an increasingly oppressive regime. These five exceptional young actors infuse their characters with the certainty of youth, which drains away with each successive month of war as the true horrors of the Third Reich are slowly revealed. At nearly every moment, they are faced with choices between complicity and rebellion, self-preservation and self-sacrifice, blood on their hands and love in their hearts. Eight years in the making and filmed on over 150 sets across Germany, Lithuania and Latvia, GENERATION WAR insightfully reveals a country still grappling with how previous generations could have become so tragically mis...
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