A chronicle of a French city under the occupation. Director Marcel Ophuls combined interviews and archival film footage to explore the reality of the French occupation in one small industrial city, Clermont-Ferrand. He spoke with resistance fighters, collaborators, spies, farmers, government officials, writers, artists and veterans. The result is a shattering portrait of how ordinary people actually conducted themselves under extraordinary circumstances. By turns gripping, horrifying, and inspiring, Academy Award nominee The Sorrow and the Pity is a triumph of humanist filmmaking and a testament to the power of cinema. Before Shoah, Schindler's List, The Long Way Home, and The Last Days, there was The Sorrow and the Pity.
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RELEASED ON BLU RAY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NORTH AMERICA! Swedish master Ingmar Bergman penned this loving tribute to his parent's epic romance. In 1909, poor, idealistic theology student Henrik Bergman falls in love with Anna Ã…kerbloom, the intelligent, educated daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After their wedding Henrik becomes a priest in the north of Sweden. Urbane Anna can't stand living in the rural county and grows increasingly restless. She returns to Uppsala and the couple's love and commitment are put to the test. Blu Ray bonus feature includes: Ingmar Bergman's rare and evocative short film, KARIN'S FACE, now available for the first time ever to American audiences. Package includes: Collector's Booklet with film essay by cinema expert, Peter Cowie; cast and crew credits; chapter breaks; stills.
What Have You Done to Solange? (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video
From director Massimo Dallamano, cinematographer on both A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More, comes giallo classic What Have You Done to Solange?, the debut feature of actress Camille Keaton (I Spit on Your Grave). A sexually sadistic killer is preying on the girls of St. Mary's school. Student Elizabeth witnessed one of the murders, but her hazy recollections of a knife-wielding figure in black do nothing to further the police's investigations. Why is the killer choosing these young women? And what does it have to do with a girl named Solange? Also starring Cristina Galbo (Living Dead at the Manchester Morgue) and Fabio Testi (I Spit On Your Grave), What Have You Done with Solange? features all the hallmarks of classic gialli the amateur detective, the black-gloved killer as well as a lush score from Ennio Morricone. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS Brand new 2K restoration of the film from the original camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Italian and English soundtracks in mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Newly translated subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack Brand new audio commentary with critics Alan Jones and Kim Newman Newly filmed cast interviews Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by MALLEUS Booklet featuring brand new writing on the film, illust...
A young woman (Meiko Kaji), trained from childhood as an assassin and hell-bent on revenge for her father s murder and her mother s rape, hacks and slashes her way to gory satisfaction. Rampant with inventive violence and spectacularly choreographed swordplay, Toshiya Fujita s pair of influential cult classicsÂ Lady SnowbloodÂ andÂ Lady Snowblood: Love Song of Vengeance,Â set in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Japan, respectively, are bloody, beautiful extravaganzas composed of one elegant widescreen composition after another. The firstÂ Lady SnowbloodÂ was a major inspiration for Quentin Tarantino sÂ Kill BillÂ saga, and both of Fujita s films remain cornerstones of Asian action cinema.BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURESÂ - New 2K digital restorations of both films, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks- New interviews with Kazuo Koike, the writer of the manga on which the films are based, and screenwriter Norio Osada- Trailers- New English subtitle translations- PLUS: An essay by critic Howard Hampton