Criterion Collection: Last Emperor [Blu-ray]
Bernardo Bertolucci's THE LAST EMPEROR won nine Academy Awards, unexpectedly sweeping every category in which it was nominated; quite a feat for a challenging, multilayered epic directed by an Italian and starring an international cast. Yet the power and scope of the film was, and remains, undeniable the life of Emperor Pu Yi, who took the throne at age three, in 1908, before witnessing decades of cultural and political upheaval, within and without the walls of the Forbidden City. Recreating Ching-dynasty China with astonishing detail and unparalleled craftsmanship by cinematographer Vittorio Storaro and production designer Ferdinando Scarfiotti, THE LAST EMPEROR is also an intimate character study of one man reconciling personal responsibility and political legacy.
Son of Saul
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Model: 35344822
October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul (GÃ©za RÃ¶hrig) is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners forced to assist the Nazis. While working, Saul discovers the body of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child's body, find a rabbi to recite the mourner's Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial.
On the Silver Globe
Manufacturer: Polart Brand: FACETS VIDEO
"One of cinema's most stunning extravagances and the most frightening art film you will ever see" says Film Comment's Michael Atkinson about this banned science fiction epic by controversial director Andrej Zulawski. The Polish Ministry of Culture halted production on The Silver Globe in 1978 and until the fall of communism in 1986 when Zulawski completed the film it remained both his best-known and least-seen work. In this surreal and disturbing mix of Lord of the Flies and Dune a group of space pioneers starts a colony on the moon. As the adults die off the children revert to primitive forms creating their own myths deities and social classes. Years later a politician from earth arrives and--fulfilling the moon people's prophecy--is hailed as their great messiah. In Polish with English subtitles.System Requirements:Running time: 157 mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre:Â FOREIGN/LATIN UPC:Â 644527637099 Manufacturer No:Â DV94244
Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I Have The Key (Special Edition) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video Brand: Music Video Dist
Loosely based on Edgar Allan Poe s classic tale The Black Cat , Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, from director Sergio Martino (Torso), weaves the key motifs from Poe s gothic yarn into one of the most sensual films from the Golden era of giallo. Luigi Pistilli (Milano Calibro 9, A Bay of Blood) plays writer Oliviero, an abrasive drunk who amuses himself by holding drunken orgies at his grand country manor much to the displeasure of his long-suffering wife (Anita Strindberg). But this decadence is soon rocked by a series of grisly murders, in which Oliviero finds himself implicated. Notable for giving screen starlet Edwige Fenech her first bad girl role, Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key, with its many unexpected twists and turns, is just as bewitching as its title would suggest. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative Original Italian and English soundtracks in DTS-HD mono audio English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Through the Keyhole a brand new interview with director Sergio Martino Unveiling the Vice making-of retrospective featuring interviews with Martino, star Edwige Fenech and screenwriter Ernesto Gastaldi Dolls of Flesh and Blood: The Gialli of Sergio Martino a visual essay by Michael Mackenzie exploring the director s unique contributions to the giallo genre The Strange Vices...
Je t'aime je t'aime [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Je t'aime Je t'aime is a haunting tale of romantic obsession and time travel, a traumatic break-up caught in an endless loop. It is science fiction as only Alain Resnais ( Last Year at Marienbad ) could have made.Claude Ridder (Claude Rich) is recovering from a failed suicide attempt after the collapse of his relationship with Catrine (Olga Georges-Picot). He is approached by an obscure scientific lab, who wants him to participate in the human trials of a new time travel device. The test will send him back one year s time, for one minute. But the machine goes haywire, and Ridder gets caught in a never-ending series of temporal leaps, re-living his tragic life out of sequence. His past is a nightmare he is trying to escape, and the only exit might be his own death.Special Features: Audio interview with Alain Resnais / Booklet Essay by Jonathan Rosenbaum / Interview with Claude Rich / The Meeting of Alain Resnais and Jacques Sternberg / Trailer
Close-Up (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Color: color
Internationally revered Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami has created some of the most inventive and transcendent cinema of the past thirty years, and Close-up is his most radical, brilliant work. This fiction-documentary hybrid uses a sensational real-life eventthe arrest of a young man on charges that he fraudulently impersonated the well-known filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbafas the basis for a stunning, multilayered investigation into movies, identity, artistic creation, and existence, in which the real people from the case play themselves. With its universal themes and fascinating narrative knots, Close-up has resonated with viewers around the world.
Morituris: Legions Of The Dead (Blu-ray)
Manufacturer: Synapse Films
Two lovely Romanian girls take a trip with three Italian men to a rumored midnight rave in the middle of a dark forest. As the gang proceeds on foot to their final destination, a mysterious graveyard is discovered, a shockingly vile plot twist is revealed and bloodthirsty undead Roman gladiators rise from the dead to torture and mutilate their victims! For the two women, an already terrifying night is about to get much, much worse, as the zombified warriors hunt down the group to tear their heads off! Will anyone survive the night? An interesting mix of old school 1980s Italian horror, with a touch of the brutality of Wes Craven's THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT, MORITURIS is an unflinching, strong, cruel and extremely violent film featuring gruesome effects from Italian SPFX maestro, Sergio Stivaletti (DEMONS, DEMONS 2, DELLAMORTE DELLAMORE, Dario Argento's OPERA). Special Features: Theatrical Trailer Reversible Cover Art
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