Ocean Waves [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
From the legendary Studio Ghibli, creators of Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, comes a poignant and wonderfully nuanced story of adolescence and growing up. Taku and his best friend Yutaka are headed back to school for what looks like another uneventful year. But they soon find their friendship tested by the arrival of Rikako, a beautiful new transfer student from Tokyo whose attitude shifts wildly from flirty and flippant to melancholic. When Taku joins Rikako on a trip to Tokyo, the school erupts with rumors, and the three friends are forced to come to terms with their changing relationships. Never before released in North America, Ocean Waves is a beautifully animated adaptation of Saeko Himuro's best-selling novel, and a true discovery.
Sword Master [Blu-ray + DVD Combo]
Manufacturer: Well Go USA
In this beautifully shot wuxia epic, a powerful swordsman is haunted by the destructive impact his deadly talents have on others. Weary of the bloodshed and violence from the martial arts world, he banishes himself to the humble life a vagrant, wandering the fringes of society. But his murderous past refuses to let him go quietly. The master swordsman must regain the ability to wield his sword and fight those disrupting the peace he so desperately craves.Director Derek Yee joins forces with producer Tsui Hark to bring this classic story of a master swordsman to life.BONUS FEATURESMastering the SwordTrailerLanguage: Mandarin (original), English (dub)Subtitles: English
Ludwig (4-Disc Limited Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Academy
Ludwig. He loved women. He loved men. He lived as controversially as he ruled. But he did not care what the world thought. He was the world. A string of masterpieces behind him including Ossessione, Senso, The Leopard and Death in Venice the great Italian director Luchino Visconti turned his attentions to the life and death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1972, resulting in an epic of 19th century decadence. Dominated by Helmut Berger (The Damned, The Bloodstained Butterfly) in the title role, Ludwig nevertheless manages to find room for an impressive cast list: Romy Schneider (reprising her Elisabeth of Austria characterisation from the Sissi trilogy), Silvana Mangano (Bitter Rice), Gert FrÃ¶be (Goldfinger), John Moulder-Brown (Deep End) and Trevor Howard (Brief Encounter) as Richard Wagner. As opulent as any of Visconti s epics Piero Tosi s costume design was nominated for an Academy Award Ludwig is presented here in its complete form in accordance with the director s wishes and features the English-language soundtrack for the first ever on home video. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: 4K restoration from the original film negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Two viewing options: the full-length theatrical cut or as five individual parts Original Italian soundtrack with optional English subtitles Original English soundtrack available on home video for the first time ever with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-o...
Dark Waters [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Severin Films
It has been acclaimed as "visually amazing" (Videoscope), "deeply disturbing" (BBC Radio One), "a must see for serious horror buffs" (Film Review), and compared to the works of Bergman, Bava and Argento. Now experience the modern Nunsploitation masterpiece from co-writer/director Mariano Baino as you've never seen or heard it before: When a young Englishwoman attempts to discover her mysterious connection to a remote island convent, she will unlock an unholy communion of torment, blasphemy and graphic demonic depravity. Louise Salter (INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE) stars in this "stunning and horrifying debut" (Digitally Obsessed) filmed on location along the grim Ukraine coast now transferred in HD from the original 35mm negative and featuring over 4 hours of startling Special Features. Special Features: Audio Commentary With Writer / Director Mariano Baino Lovecraft Made Me Do It Featurette Let There Be Water Featurette Controlling The Uncontrollable Featurette Deep Into The Dark Waters Featurette Director Intro Deleted Scenes Silent Blooper Reel With Audio Commentary by Director Mariano Baino Short Films Of Mariano Baino: Dream Car, Caruncula, Never Ever After Making Of Never Ever After
The Undertaker: Seasons 1 & 2
Manufacturer: MHz Networks
IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES In the hit Swiss mystery series The Undertaker, actor/comedian Mike MÃ¼ller stars as Luc Conrad, a former police detective turned funeral home director whose investigative instincts always seem to get the better of him. These days his job is to comfort and console the bereaved, but as soon as Luc starts to suspect foul play his inner sleuth takes over and so do the headaches for his on-again/off-again girlfriend, police inspector Anna-Maria Giovanoli. Lucky for Luc he s got a great support team at home - Erika BÃ¼rgisser, manager of the Conrad Institute funeral home and an old friend of Luc s late father, and Fabio Testi, undertaker s assistant, amateur gardener and proponent of fine Goth fashion. Filmed in the breathtakingly beautiful northern Swiss canton of Aargau, The Undertaker serves up equal helpings of sinister mystery, quirky comedy and heartfelt drama. Together, Luc and his friends make sure that no murder goes unsolved and that anyone entrusted to their care definitely leaves a good-looking corpse.
Wolf Guy (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video
Shinichi 'Sonny' Chiba is a martial arts ''manimal'' in the ultra-70's, 100% bizarre mixture of horror, action and sci-fi that is Wolf Guy, one of the rarest and most sought-after cult films produced by Japan's Toei Studio. Based on a manga by Kazumasa Hirai (creator of 8 Man), and never before released outside of Japan, it's a genre film classic waiting to be discovered and a completely unclassifiable trip into phantasmagoric funk. Chiba stars as Akira Inugami, the only survivor of a clan of ancient werewolves who relies on his supernatural powers to solve mysterious crimes. After a series of bloody killings perpetrated by an unseen force, Inugami uncovers a conspiracy involving a murdered cabaret singer, corrupt politicians, and a plot by the J-CIA to harvest his blood in order to steal his lycanthropic powers! At the same time, Inugami also discovers the truth behind his family heritage, and that he may not be the last of his kind. Directed by B-movie genius Kazuhiko Yamaguchi (Sister Streetfighter, Wandering Ginza Butterfly, Karate Bear Fighter), Wolf Guy truly is one-of-a-kind, with Chiba in full effect as the part-man, part-wolf, all-karate action hero and a collection of familiar 1970's Toei actors in support. Violence, action, nudity, real surgical footage, and a psychedelic musical score all work together to create an unforgettable trip to the heights of Japanese cinematic weirdness. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition digital transfer High Definition Bl...
Django Prepare a Coffin (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video
Django the drifter returns in this classic sixties Spaghetti Western from Ferdinando Baldi (Texas Addio, Comin At Ya!), starring Terence Hill (They Call Me Trinity) as the wandering gunslinger, hired as executioner to a corrupt local politician who is framing innocent men, sending them to hang in an evil scheme to take hold of their land. But Django has other ideas and, cleverly faking the deaths of the condemned men, he assembles them into a loyal gang who ll help him take down the boss, a man who had a hand in the death of Django s wife years before. Thrill as Django gets his bloody revenge with a hail of bullets in this classic from a series of B-movie western that helped to define a genre. Prepare your coffin now! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: New High Definition digital transfer of the film in the original 1.66:1 aspect ratio Optional English and Italian audio tracks Newly translated English subtitles for Italian audio and English SDH for the deaf and hard of hearing on the English audio Django Explained A new interview with Spaghetti Western expert and author Kevin Grant Original Trailer FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector s booklet by critic and Spaghetti Western expert Howard Hughes
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