Taste of Cherry (The Criterion Collection)
Manufacturer: Criterion Brand: ERSHADI,HOMAYON
After reaching middle age, Mr.Badii is ready to call it quits and sets out to find an "assistant" with a shovel who will help him commit suicide. After a variety of refusals, he finally meets an old Turkish taxidermist who agrees to help him. Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this contemplative film about a Muslim, Mr.Â Badi (Homayon Ershadi), who drives around the barren hills outside Tehran, flagging down passersby and offering good money for a simple job that he's hesitant to explain. He's planning his suicide and seeks someone to perform something of a symbolic eulogy. Most of his subjects refuse (personal morality aside, suicide is forbidden to Muslims), but he finds an elderly taxidermist (Abdolrahman Bagheri) who agrees only because he needs the money for an ill child. Yet the old man gently pleads with him to choose life, to embrace the joys of earthly existence, to remember the taste of cherries. Though initially greeted with critical acclaim, A Taste of Cherry received poor distribution in the U.S. The meandering, deliberately paced drama is composed of long conversations and long silences, and the camera is locked in the car for entire sequences, staring at the protagonists in still closeups with the dusty landscape rolling past the windows of the Land Rover in the background. Kiarostami's film is not for everyone, but if you can embrace the quiet power and grace of his deceptively simple style, the film bec...
Wings of Desire (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Brand: Image Entertainment Color: black & white / color
An angel meets the actor Peter Falk and falls in love with a French trapeze artist in Berlin. Directed by Wim Wenders.
Three Outlaw Samurai (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Brand: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Model: 24192789 Color: black & white
This first film by the legendary Hideo Gosha (Sword of the Beast) is among the most canonized chambara (sword-fighting) films. An origin-story offshoot of a Japanese television series phenomenon of the same name, Three Outlaw Samurai is a classic in its own right. In it, a wandering, seen-it-all ronin (Tetsuro Tamba) becomes entangled in the dangerous business of two other samurai (Isamu Nagato and Mikijiro Hira), hired to execute a band of peasants who have kidnapped the daughter of a corrupt magistrate. With remarkable storytelling economy and thrilling action scenes, this is an expertly mounted tale of revenge and loyalty.
NFL a Football Life Season 1
Manufacturer: NFL Productions Brand: T-Shirts Model: 25563539
NFL Films showcases the lives and careers of NFL legends in the first season of the hit NFL Network series, A Football Life. Starting with a two-part look inside the mind of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and continuing through a gallery of storied players, coaches and executives, this four-DVD set captures the essence of what it is like to achieve the highest levels of success amidst the pressure-cooker world of the National Football League. What drove Kurt Warner to persevere when his career seemed at a dead end? How did Tom Landry reinvent the pro game using an engineer's perspective? Why did running back Walter Payton, once deemed too small and too slow, become the greatest running back of all time? These questions and more are answered with unprecedented access, insights from exclusive interviews and a stunning bonus disc containing the comprehensive Steve Sabol interview with Al Davis. A Football Life - Season 1 is an essential watch for any football fan. y.
Doctor Who: Shada (Story 109)
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment Brand: Warner Manufacturing Model: 26229146
Doctor Who: Ep. 109 - Shada (DVD)New to DVD! Digitally remastered Doctor Who classic Shada! Written by Douglas Adams as his final contribution to Doctor Who, Shada was envisaged as a Time Lord story without a Gallifreyan setting. It sees the Doctor bringing Romana to present-day Earth to visit Professor Chronotis, an elderly Time Lord who absconded from Gallifrey and now lives a quiet academic life at St Cedd's College in Cambridge. Also seeking Chronotis is a scientist called Skagra who has a device, in the form of a floating sphere, with which he intends to steal the Professor's mind and thereby learn the location of a book entitled The Worshipful and Ancient Law of Gallifrey. Skagra eventually succeeds in obtaining the book, which has been borrowed from the Professor's study by a student named Chris Parsons. He then kidnaps Romana and hijacks the TARDIS.]]>
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