Takashi Murakami, one of the most popular artists in the world, made his directorial debut with Jellyfish Eyes, taking his boundless imagination to the screen in a tale that is about friendship and loyalty at the same time as it addresses humanityâ€™s penchant for destruction. After moving to a country town with his mother following his fatherâ€™s death, a young boy befriends a charming, flying, jellyfish-like spriteâ€”only to discover that his schoolmates have similar friends, and that neither they nor the town itself are what they seem to be. Pointedly set in a post-Fukushima world, Murakamiâ€™s modest-budgeted special effects extravaganza boasts unforgettable creature designs and carries a message of cooperation and hope for all ages. DIRECTOR-APPROVED BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES â€¢ New, high-definition digital master, with 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack â€¢ New interview with director Takashi Murakami â€¢ Two new behind-the-scenes documentaries on the making of the film â€¢ Trailer for Jellyfish Eyes 2 â€¢ New English subtitle translation â€¢ PLUS: An essay by critic Glen Helfand
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Manufacturer: Raro Video USA
Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Director Francesco Barilli's hallucinatory giallo horror-thriller stars Mimsy Farmer who portrays Sylvia, a chemist who begins to suffer from strange visions; a mysterious woman in black applying perfume in a mirror appears to her and strangers follow her everywhere she goes. Barilli's psychological investigation into the workings of the mind becomes apparent when it is revealed that as a child, Sylvia committed a horrible crime. The slow progression from successful scientist to a woman on the verge of insanity shows an in-depth look at the intricacies of the haunted mind. This is a remarkable film, weaving reality, fantasy and memory into an almost seamless fabric.Bonus Features: New and improved English subtitle translation, Original Trailer, Interview with the Director, Short Film "The Wandering Knight (Il Cavaliere Errante)" by Francesco Barilli (23 min.), fully illustrated booklet containing critical analysis
Manufacturer: Blue Underground
THE CAT O'NINE TAILS:When a simple robbery at a research institute leads to a series of brutal murders, a blind puzzle maker and a tenacious reporter begin their own investigation of the crimes. With nine different clues to follow, they uncover a shocking web of twisted genetics and dark sexual secrets that will finally lead them to a shattering climax of violence and suspense.Extras:Tales Of The Cat - Interviews with Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Dardano Sacchetti, and Composer Ennio MorriconeTheatrical TrailersTV SpotsRadio SpotsRadio Interviews with Stars James Franciscus and Karl MaldenDEEP RED:An English jazz pianist living in Rome witnesses the brutal hatchet murder of a renowned psychic and is quickly drawn into the savage crime. With the help of a tenacious female reporter, the pair track a twisted trail of deranged clues and relentless violence towards a shocking climax that has ripped screams from the throats of audiences for more than 35 years!Extras:Interviews with Co-Writer/Director Dario Argento, Co-Writer Bernardino Zapponi and Goblin (Claudio Simonetti, Massimo Morante, Fabio Pignatelli & Agostino Marangolo)U.S. TrailerItalian TrailerGoblin Music Video - 'Profondo Rosso'(2010) (Directed by Luigi Pastore)Daemonia Music Video - 'Profondo Rosso' (Directed by Sergio Stivaletti)INFERNO:A young woman stumbles upon a mysterious diary that reveals the secrets of 'The Three Mothers' and unleashes a nightmare world of demonic evil. As the unstoppable horror s...
Trilogy of Life (The Decameron, The Canterbury Tales, Arabian Nights) (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
Brand: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
In the early 1970s, the great Italian poet, philosopher, and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini (SalÃ², or The 120 Days of Sodom) brought to the screen a trio of masterpieces of premodern world literatureâ€”Giovanni Boccaccioâ€™s The Decameron, Geoffrey Chaucerâ€™s The Canterbury Tales, and The Thousand and One Nights (often known as The Arabian Nights)â€”and in doing so created his most uninhibited and extravagant work, which he titled his Trilogy of Life. In this brazen and bawdy triptych, the director set out to challenge consumer capitalism and celebrate the uncorrupted human body while commenting on contemporary sexual and religious mores and hypocrisies. His scatological humor and rough-hewn sensuality leave all modern standards of decency behind; these are physical, provocative, and wildly entertaining films, all extraordinarily designed by Dante Ferretti (Hugo) and featuring evocative music by Ennio Morricone (Days of Heaven). The Decameron Pasolini weaves together stories from Giovanni Boccaccioâ€™s fourteenth-century moral tales in this picturesque free-for-all. The Decameron explores the delectations and dark corners of an earlier and, as the filmmaker saw it, less compromised time. Among the chief delights are a young manâ€™s exploits with a gang of grave robbers, some randy nuns who sin with a strapping gardener, and Pasoliniâ€™s appearance as a pupil of the painter Giotto, at work on a massive fresco. One of the directorâ€™s ...