One Deadly Summer - Blu-Ray Edition
Manufacturer: Bayview Entertainment Brand: BAYVIEW/WIDOWMAKER
First time on Blu-ray! Isabelle Adjani (Queen Margot, Camille Claudel, Diabolique) stars in this Jean Becker (Children of the Marshland, Conversations with My Gardener) directed tale of misunderstanding, obsession, and madness that's in the tradition of Swimming Pool and Open Your Eyes. Eliane (Isabelle Adjani), a beautiful young woman, settles into a small town in the south of France with her introverted mother and physically handicapped father. Traumatized by her knowledge that her mother was raped by three men before she was born, Eliane thinks she's on a trail of vengeance when she's courted by a young garage mechanic (Alain Souchon), whose father has the only clue to the identity of her mother's aggressors. But as the story unfolds in Rashomon-like flashbacks and narrations, the tale becomes increasingly complex and leads inexorably to a stunning conclusion. One Deadly Summer (L'ete Meurtrier) was the winner of 4 Cesar Awards, including Best Actress for Isabelle Adjani. Newly-remastered in high definition! In French with English subtitles. Bonus features include: 1983 Cannes Film Festival Interview with Isabelle Adjani, vintage interview with director Jean Becker, 2007 interview with director Jean Becker, Original Trailer, Still photo gallery.
The Lucio Fulci Collection [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Blue Underground Brand: Sony Model: 31920821
CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD:The Seven Gates Of Hell have been torn open, and in three days the dead shall rise and walk the earth. As a reporter and a psychic race to close the portals of the damned, they encounter a seething nightmare of unspeakable evil. The city is alive - with the horrors of the living dead!Extras:The Making of CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD - Interviews with Star Catriona MacColl, Co-Star Michele Soavi, Production Designer Massimo Antonello Geleng, Assistant Makeup Effects Artist Rosario Prestopino, Special Effects Artist Gino De Rossi, Cinematographer Sergio Salvati, and Camera Operator Roberto Forges DavanzatiActing Among the Living Dead - Interview with Star Catriona MacCollEntering the Gates of Hell - Interview with Star Giovanni Lombardo RadiceMemories of the Maestro - The cast and crew reminisce about working with Lucio FulciMarketing of the Living Dead - Poster & Still GalleryEnglish TrailerItalian TrailerRadio Spots/Still GalleryTHE HOUSE BY THE CEMETERY:A young family moves from their cramped New York City apartment to a spacious new home in New England. But this is no ordinary house in the country: the previous owner was the deranged Dr. Freudstein, whose monstrous human experiments have left a legacy of bloody mayhem. Now, someone - or something - is alive in the basement, and home sweet home is about to become a horrific hell on earth.Extras:Meet the Boyles - Interviews with Stars Catriona MacColl and Paolo MalcoChildren of the Night - Interviews with S...
Sherlock Holmes (1916) [Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Format Edition]
Manufacturer: Flicker Alley
Blu-ray/DVD Dual-Format Edition In commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the film s original release, Flicker Alley along with the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and La CinÃ©mathÃ¨que franÃ§aise is proud to present the Blu-ray/DVD premiere of one of the holy grails of lost films: William Gillette s Sherlock Holmes. Long considered lost until a complete dupe negative was identified in the vaults of la CinÃ©mathÃ¨que franÃ§aise last year, this William Gillette film is a vital missing link in the history of Sherlock Holmes on screen. By the time it was produced at Essanay Studios in 1916, Gillette had been established as the world s foremost interpreter of Holmes on stage having played him approximately 1300 times since his 1899 debut. This newly-restored edition, thanks to the monumental efforts of both the San Francisco Silent Film Festival and la CinÃ©mathÃ¨que franÃ§aise, represents the sole surviving appearance of Gillette s Holmes on film. Presented with optional French and English intertitles and an original score composed and performed by Neil Brand, Guenter Buchwald, and Frank Bockius, Flicker Alley is honored to bring Sherlock Holmes onto Blu-ray and DVD for the first time ever. The film faithfully retains the play s famous set pieces Holmes s encounter with Professor Moriarty, his daring escape from the Stepney Gas Chamber, and the tour-de-force deductions. It also illustrates how Gillette, who wrote the adaptation himself, wove bits from C...
3 Films By Roberto Rossellini Starring Ingrid Bergman (Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection Brand: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT Color: black & white
In the late 1940s, the incandescent Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman (Casablanca) found herself so moved by the revolutionary neorealist films of Roberto Rossellini (Rome Open City) that she sent the director a letter, introducing herself and offering her talents. The resulting collaboration produced a series of films that are works of both sociopolitical concern and metaphysical melodrama, each starring Bergman as a woman experiencing physical dislocation and psychic torment in postwar Italy. It also famously led to a scandalous affair and eventual marriage between filmmaker and star, and the focus on their personal lives in the press unfortunately overshadowed the extraordinary films they made together. Stromboli, Europe â€™51, and Journey to Italy are intensely personal portraits that reveal the director at his most emotional and the glamorous actor at her most anguished, and that capture them and the world around them in transition. STROMBOLI The first collaboration between Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman is a devastating portrait of a womanâ€™s existential crisis, set against the beautiful and forbidding backdrop of a volcanic island. After World War II, a Lithuanian refugee (Bergman) marries a simple Italian fisherman (Mario Vitale) she meets in a prisoner of war camp and accompanies him back to his isolated village on an island off the coast of Sicily. Cut off from the world, she finds herself crumbling emotionally, but she is destined for a dramatic epip...
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (The Criterion Collection)
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Image Entertainment
A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman's Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles brillantly evokes, with meticulous detail and sense of impending doom, the daily domestic routine of a middle-aged widow - whose chores include making the beds, cooking dinner for her grown son, and turning the occasional trick- just as it begins to break down. In its enormous spareness, Akerman's film seems simple, but it encompasses an entire world. Whether seen as an exacting character portrait or one of cinema's most hypnotic and complete depictions of space and time, Jeanne Dielman is an astonishing, compelling movie experiment, one that has been analyzed and argued over for decades.Stills from Jeanne Dielman (Click for larger image)
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