Godard’s irreverent journey to the mysterious Alphaville remains one of the least conventional films of all time. Anna karina the nun and akim tamiroff After the Fox co-star in this cockeyed fusion of science-fiction with pulp characters and surrealist poetry. A 4k restoration! from jean-luc godard, Contempt, the influential director of Breathless, Band of Outsiders and Pierrot Le Fou.
Alphaville Special Edition aka Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution Blu-ray #ad - Special features:-audio commentary by film historian Tim Lucas -Both Original French and English Versions of the Film -Anna Karina Interview -Colin MacCabe Introduction -Theatrical Trailer.
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The backstabbing criminals in the shadowy underworld of Le Doulos have only one guiding principle: “Lie or die. A stone-faced jean-paul belmondo le professionnel stars as enigmatic gangster Silien, who may or may not be responsible for squealing on Faugel Serge Reggiani, Les Aventuriers, just released from the slammer and already involved in what should have been a simple heist.
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Boasting a wonderful screenplay by melville and Augusta Le Breton Raffia, Rizzio and stunning black-and-white cinematography by Henri Decay The 400 Blows, Purple Noon. Suffused with wry humor, bob le flambeau melds the toughness of American gangster films with Gallic sophistication to lay the roadmap for the French New Wave.
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. A man giorgio albertazzi is convinced he met an enigmatic woman Seyrig, Jeanne Dielman the previous year at the same location, and perhaps had a flirtation. In a large international hotel in the european resort town of Marienbad, anonymous, and stuff servants-the rich, statues, with a sumptuous but austere décor-a marble universe with gold paneling, idle clientele circulates.
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Impossible? no, diabolical – Danger: Diabolik, to be exact! The elusive scoundrel finds plenty of ways to live up to his name in this tongue-in-cheek, live-action caper inspired by Europe's popular Diabolik comics. A delightfully outlandish comic strip directed by the master of the Italian B movie. Tom milne, time out the suave, psychedelic-era thief called Diabolik John Phillip Law can't get enough of life's good – or glittery – things.
Dead of Night Special Edition Blu-rayKL Studio Classics #ad - Next, a young couple purchases an antique mirror that unleashes a horrific power from its past. In a lighter vein, two competitive golfers play for stakes that may haunt the winner forever. First, a racer survives a brush with death only to receive terrifying premonitions from beyond the grave. A 4k restoration! a group of strangers, mysteriously gathered at an isolated country estate, recount chilling tales of the supernatural.
But even after these frightening tales are told, charles crichton the lavender hill mob, basil deaden The Mind Benders, does one final nightmare await them all? Britain’s venerable Eagling Studios brought together four brilliant directors, Alberto Cavalcanti They Made Me a Fugitive and Robert Hamer It Always Rains on Sunday to create this classic chiller that remains one of the most influential horror films ever made.
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This is the uncut and complete uk version of Dead of Night, now newly restored in 4K from original archival materials for the first time in decades.
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0 mono audio on tetsuo: the iron man, Tetsuo II: Body Hammer and Tokyo Fist Original lossless PCM 2. 0 stereo audio on bullet ballet and Haze Original lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5. 1 on a snake of june, vital, kotoko and Killing Optional lossless DTS-HD Master Audio 5. 1 on bullet ballet optional english subtitles for all films audio commentaries by japanese cinema expert tom mes on all ten films, jacob phillips, a snake of june, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film s production archival the making of vital featurette archival behind-the-scenes featurette on vital s world premiere at the venice film festival Archival featurette on Vital s special effects The Making of Haze, Gary Pullin, Bullet Ballet and Vital music clips Multiple trailers and image galleries Limited edition packaging featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx, Tetsuo II, Kotoko, The Adventure of Denchu-kozo and Haze Brand new career-spanning interview with Shinya Tsukamoto An Assault on the Senses, Tokyo Fist, covering every film in the collection Shooting A Snake of June, a brand new visual essay on the films and style of Shinya Tsukamoto by Japanese cinema expert Jasper Sharp Multiple archival interviews with Shinya Tsukamoto, Ian MacEwan, including brand new commentaries on Tetsuo, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on the film s production Kaori Fuji at the Locarno Film Festival, Peter Strain and Tony Stella Double-sided fold-out poster Illustrated collector s booklet featuring new writing on the films by Kat Ellinger, Tommy Pocket, Killing, an archival featurette focusing on Haze s lead actress Archival Background to The Adventure of Denchu-Kozo featurette Tokyo Fist, Chris Malbon, Jasper Sharp and Mark Schilling .
Solid Metal Nightmares: The Films of Shinya Tsukamoto Blu-ray #ad - Frequently exploring themes of urban alienation, his films cross genre boundaries, physical transformation and psychosexual obsession, defying straightforward classification. One of the most distinctive and celebrated names in modern Japanese cinema, there s no other filmmaker quite like Shinya Tsukamoto.
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Port of shadows starkly portrays an underworld of lonely souls wrestling with their own destinies, a quintessential example of poetic realism, one of the classics of the golden age of French cinema. Co-starring the blue-eyed phenomenon michèle morgan The Chase in her first major role and the menacing Michel Simon The Train, with stunning cinematography by Eugen Schüfftan The Hustler.
Port of Shadows AKA Le Quai Des Brumes Special Edition Blu-ray #ad - Special features:-introduction by professor/Film Critic Ginette Vincendeau -On the Port of the Shadows - Documentary -Theatrical Trailer.
Le petit soldat The Criterion Collection Blu-rayThe Criterion Collection #ad - Banned for two and a half years by french censors for its depiction of brutal tactics on the part of the French government and the Algerian fighters alike, Le petit soldat finds the young Godard already retooling cinema as a vehicle for existential inquiry, political argument, and ephemeral portraiture—in other words, as a medium for delivering “truth twenty-four times per second.
Blu-ray special edition features • high-definition digital restoration, approved by cinematographer raoul coutard, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack • Interview with director Jean-Luc Godard from 1965 • Interview with actor Michel Subor from 1963 • Audio interview with Godard from 1961 • New English subtitle translation • PLUS: An essay by critic Nicholas Elliott.
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Before his convention-shattering debut, breathless, Jean-Luc Godard leapt into the making of his second feature, had even premiered, a thriller that would tackle the most controversial subject in France: the use of torture in the Algerian War.
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The successful jazz musician whose marriage is on the rocks. Haunting sexuality, ricochet action and fleeting, murderous shadows await you on a journey that begins and ends on the Lost Highway. The mobster’s moll, who knows what she wants and the people who can get it for her. These are the riders on the lost highway, and unknown destination, destiny, trapped in their worlds of desire, where the truth is always just a short way further down the road.
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Avery moved to mgm in 1941 to create a set of comedy masterpieces that defined a new slapstick style for animation, inspiring cartoonists, comedians and filmmakers for decades to come. He just wanted to make you laugh. And continuing characters like droopy, screwball Squirrel and George & Junior not to mention Spike, Red and The Wolf remain unforgettable comic personas among the top rank of cartoondom.
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