Toshiro Mifune (Seven Samurai) is unforgettable as Kingo Gondo, a wealthy industrialist whose family becomes the target of a cold-blooded kidnapper in High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku), the highly influential domestic drama and police procedural from director Akira Kurosowa (Rashomon). Adapting Ed McBainâ€™s detective novel "Kingâ€™s Ransom", Kurosawa moves effortlessly from compelling race-against-time thriller to exacting social commentary, creating a diabolical treatise on class and contemporary Japanese society.
Run Time: 100
Release Date: 7/26/2011
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Luca Zingaretti, Katharina Bohm, Cesare Bocci. Based on the international best-selling mystery novels by Andrea Camilleri, Detective Salvo Montalbano uses his personal intuition as a valuable tool to shake down the likes of criminals who share a common denominator-they all come from Sicily. Includes The Snack Thief," The Voice of the Violin" and The Shape of Water." 3 episodes on 3 DVDs. In Italian with English subtitles. 1999-2000/color/5 hrs., 30 min/NR/widescreen.
(In Danish with English Subtitles) In this second season of Denmark's blockbuster political drama, BORGEN, we continue to follow the country's first female Prime Minister, Birgitte Nyborg, her cynical spin doctor, Kasper Juul, the ambitious journalist, Katrine FÃ¸nsmark and her more seasoned colleague, Hanne Holm. Birgitte has been Denmark's Prime Minister for two years - years that have taken their toll on her private life. She must now balance her role as PM with that of divorced single mother of two. Politically, she has succeeded in earning the respect of her allies and enemies in Parliament, but tensions between parties are growing. Denmark's participation in international wars as well as certain central domestic policy issues are fracturing coalitions in parliament, and forcing Birgitte to make increasingly questionable compromises. The mounting pressure causes her to doubt whether she can maintain both her position and her integrity. A castle (borgen) imprisons and excludes; it also protects. Borgen is the story of a castle that houses parliament, a self-contained universe with its own laws and unwritten rules.
IN DANISH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES Borgen is a modern Danish political drama about the personal costs of the struggle for power for the people at the center of the political world and the media. In this third and final season of Borgen, Birgitte Nyborg (Sidse Babett Knudsen) is a very different person than the confident prime minister who spoke at the lectern in parliament. She is no longer prime minister. It has been two and a half years since she called an election in which she failed to win the required number of seats to maintain the existing government. She has since left politics and is now a highly-paid speaker in the business world. During a talk she is holding for yet another group of Danish businesspeople, it all suddenly becomes too much for her. She can no longer brush off the recurring question of what she would do if she were Prime Minister.
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber films
Brand: Kino Video
One of Andrei Tarkovsky(Solaris, The Sacrifice) most acclaimed films, Stalker is an unforgettable film experience that evokes the spiritual lucidity of Carl Dreyer and the unbridled imagination of Philip K. Dick. Since its release in 1979, Stalker has inspired filmmakers as diverse as David Lynch and Steven Spielberg and ensnared audiences in a labyrinth of striking imagery revealing the familiar in the strange, the poetic in the disturbing and the mythic in the mordant. In the near future, an unseen alien force has taken possession of an area of Russian wilderness that authorities, have dubbed The Zone. The only thing known for sure about the region is that few who enter it ever return. Led by a Stalker one of a small group of outlaws able to safely navigate the Zone, a renegade scientist and a cynical, burnt out writer penetrate the dangers outside in search of the power and transcendence rumored to exist inside. The Stalker longs to un-do a mysterious physical transformation the Zone has performed on his young daughter. The scientist will risk anything to see that reason triumphs over faith. The writer seeks a germ of inspiration that the crumbling and corrupt world beyond the Zone no longer provides. Together, these three men become desperate pilgrims walking a desolate trail leading to one of the most enigmatic and tantalizing endings in the history of cinema. A haunting and honest meditation on the intersections of science, feeling, and faith.Stalker is both profound...
Certified Copy (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
The great Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami (Close-up) travels to Tuscany for a luminous and provocative romance in which nothing is as it appears. What seems at first to be a straightforward tale of two people played by Oscar-winning actress Juliette Binoche (Blue) and opera singer William Shimell getting to know each other over the course of an afternoon gradually reveals itself as something richer, stranger, and trickier: a mind-bending reflection on authenticity, in art as well as in relationships. Both cerebrally and emotionally engaging, Certified Copy (Copie conforme) reminds us that love itself is an enigma.
Eyes Without a Face (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection
Brand: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
Color: black & white
At his secluded chateau in the French countryside, a brilliant, obsessive doctor (Children of Paradise's Pierre Brasseur) attempts a radical plastic surgery to restore the beauty of his daughter's disfigured countenanceâ€”at a horrifying price. EYES WITHOUT A FACE, directed by the supremely talented Georges Franju (Judex), is rare in horror cinema for its odd mixture of the ghastly and the lyrical, and it has been a major influence on the genre in the decades since its release. There are images hereâ€”of terror, of gore, of inexplicable beautyâ€”that once seen are never forgotten.
Manufacturer: Well Go USA
Brand: WELL GO USA INC
Donnie Yen (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2) ignites the screen in a return to the role that made him an icon - as Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun grandmaster who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed play out on the big screen.DVD BONUS FEATURESMaking ofInterviews with Donnie Yen and Mike TysonTrailersLanguage Available: Subtitle and DUBEnglish, Spanish, and French