A carefully crafted, open-to-everything mixture of live-wire reality and controlled narrative, Medium Cool is the debut fiction feature of Haskell Wexler, who had already established himself as one of Hollywood’s premiere cinematographers in the post-studio-system-era on such films as Elia Kazan’s America, America and Mike Nichols’ Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. In 1968, he hurled himself into the tear-gas of the cultural-political moment. The result was, alongside Bonnie and Clyde and Easy Rider, a seminal early work of what came to be known as “the New Hollywood”. John (the prolific Robert Forster, who would find latter-day fame in Jackie Brown, Mulholland Drive, and Breaking Bad) plays a television cameraman who has become disenchanted as a creative subservient to the mainstream. Eileen (Verna Bloom latterly of High Plains Drifter and After Hours) depicts a newly relocated war-widow swept up in the maelstrom of the conflicts of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago — the actual events of which serve as the spontaneous backdrop for Wexler’s picture. Documentary and narrative blur in the upheaval and chaos, and perhaps only Peter Watkins’ Punishment Park stands analogous as such a powerful statement on the politics, media, and cinema of the late-‘60s — and the present. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Haskell Wexler’s Medium Cool for the first time in the UK on Blu-ray and DVD. Special Features Including: Gorgeous 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray from the 4K digital film transfer approved by director Haskell Wexler Original trailer Booklet featuring new and archival writings and imagery
Wie gestalten Event-Profis Feste und Anlässe im Kundenauftrag? Wie sieht das gestalterische Konzept aus? Was sind die betrieblichen, technischen, logistischen und personellen Voraussetzungen? Wenn für hunderte, ja tausende von Menschen ein zauberhaftes Event ausgestattet wird, tritt eine ganze Maschinerie in Funktion. Das Buch zeigt eine Vielfalt an floralen Dekorationen im Kundenauftrag. Vom kleinen Firmenfest bis zum Mega-Jubiläum, von der Traumhochzeit an einem ungewöhnlichen Ort bis zur fantastischen Opernballnacht, von der Geburtstagsfeier mit Promi-Faktor bis zur Filmpremiere. Die Autorin Hella Henckel hat zahlreiche Floraldesigner im In- und Ausland befragt und stellt deren schönste, erfolgreichste, lukrativste und ungewöhnlichste Umsetzungen von Event-Florisik vor. Sie wirft auch einen Blick hinter die Kulissen, auf den organisatorischen Aufwand, auf die Abläufe, auf die Wirtschaftlichkeit. Dieses reich bebilderte Buch steckt voller Anregungen und wichtiger Hinweise für alle, die für Kunden tätig werden, um Events ausstatten.
For over half a century, the brothers Paolo and Vittorio Taviani have been making some of the most beautiful and timeless films in all Italian cinema, and this collection showcases some of their greatest achievements. Padre Padrone catapulted them to international fame when it won both the Palme d’Or and the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Set in rural Sardinia, it tells the true story of Gavino Ledda, who rose from shepherd boy to distinguished academic against all possible odds, especially those posed by his terrifyingly traditionalist father. With The Night of the Shooting Stars, the Tavianis dramatised the events of summer 1944 (when Germans and Americans used their native Tuscany as a battleground) through the eyes of an imaginative and mischievous six-year-old girl. And in Kaos, they adapted several Pirandello short stories into a magnificent three-hour panorama of nineteenth-century Sicilian life in all its comedy, tragedy, horror and unforgettable visual splendour. Arrow Academy is proud to present these three masterpieces in brand new director-approved 2K restorations. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Limited Edition Collection [3,000 Copies] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation of all films from brand new director-approved 2K restorations, with Kaos also approved by its original cinematographer Giuseppe Lanci Original mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-rays) Optional newly-translated English subtitles for all films Brand new two-hour interview with Paolo & Vittorio Taviani Video essays on individual films by leading Italian film scholar Millicent Marcus Commentary on The Night of the Shooting Stars by critic Michael Brooke The Sublime Brothers: Michael Brooke looks at the Tavianis’ illustrious career, now into its seventh decade High Definition stills galleries for all three films Trailers for the new restorations Reversible sleeves featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Matt Griffin Exclusive 100-page book featuring Pauline Kael’s reviews of all three films and brand new (in some cases world premiere) translations of the Pirandello short stories that were adapted for Kaos.
Gary Oldman is Clive ‘Bex’ Bissell, an intelligent family man with a good job, who also happens to be the leader of the notorious East London hooligan firm, the Inner City Crew. Bex plans to unite rival gangs into a national firm to take to the European Championships, but that will mean defeating Oboe’s Birmingham crew and the South London Buccaneers led by arch rival Yeti (Phil Davis). As Bex’s craving for violence becomes an obsession, events spiral out of control. Alan Clarke’s unflinching drama courted much controversy when it was first broadcast in a toned down version on the BBC. Now, it is rightly considered a masterpiece, due in no small part to the brilliance of Oldman’s central performance – one of the finest of his career. Newly transferred in HD, and available on Blu-ray for the very first time, The Firm is presented here in two versions: the never-before-seen Director’s Cut, which re-instates a number of bold sequences previously considered too controversial for audiences; and the original BBC TV broadcast version. The complete Alan Clarke at the BBC is also available in DVD and Blu-ray box sets from the BFI. Extras: Remastered in HD for the first time The Firm: Director’s Cut (World premiere presentation) The Firm: Original broadcast version (Blu-ray premiere presentation) David Leland introduces The Firm (1991) Elephant (1989, 38 minutes): Clarke’s final, unflinching drama, set in Northern Ireland Elephant audio commentary with producer Danny Boyle Alan Clarke: Out of His Own Light (2016): documentary on Clarke and his final works Cast and Crew: Director: Alan Clarke (Scum, Rita Sue and Bob Too) Cast: Gary Oldman (Batman series, Leon), Lesley Manville (Secrets & Lies, Maleficient, River), Phil Davis (Poldark, Sherlock), Steve McFadden (EastEnders) Awards and Reviews: Winner of the Prix Europa (1990) for TV Fiction ‘One of the best dramas ever on television’ Guardian ‘The nearest TV ever got to getting under the skin of soccer hooligans’ The Sun ‘Fizzing with testosterone’ The Times ‘By some way the best movie on the subject of football hooliganism and a key text on the subject of Thatcher’s Britain’ - The Observer 4.5/5 ‘a brilliant and compelling drama’ – Film4 ‘Oldman is stunning’ – Total Film
**The Collector s Edition includes deluxe packaging with a gorgeous premium clear sleeve, plus an exclusive 52 page book full of behind-the-scenes content about the film, including making-of spotlights, interviews, a message from Director Mamoru Hosoda, and artwork** The first release of the Hosoda Collection, a premier line that celebrates Mamoru Hosoda s films and considers how each one has affected the trajectory of his award-winning career. Synopsis: After waking up late, flunking her pop quiz, embarrassing herself on numerous occasions, and starting a fire in her home economics class, high school student Makoto Konno figures she s just having one of those days. And just when she thinks she s made it through, the brakes on her bike malfunction putting her on a collision course with a speeding train. The life-ending accident would have been the perfect end to the worst day ever, but the strangest thing happens she leaps backwards in time. After unlocking her new ability, Makoto does what any teenager would do. She re-takes tests, corrects embarrassing situations, and sleeps in as late as she wants, never thinking that her carefree time travelling could have a negative effect on the people she cares about. By the time she realizes the damage she s done, she only has a few leaps left to make things right. Special Features: Premiere Screening Event Direction File (A Talk With the Director) Behind the Scenes at Premiere Screening Event Hanako Oku 'Garnet'; Music Video Theatrical Trailer Promo Clip Feature Commentary Feature with Storyboard Feature with Storyboard Commentary U.S. Trailer Trailers
The classic film version of Lorraine Hansberry’s revelatory drama—starring Sidney Poitier and Ruby Dee—newly restored. LORRAINE HANSBERRY’s A Raisin in the Sun was the first play by a black woman to be on Broadway and is now an immortal part of the theatrical canon. Two years after its premiere, the production came to the screen, directed by DANIEL PETRIE. The original stars—including SIDNEY POITIER (In the Heat of the Night) and RUBY DEE (Do the Right Thing)—reprise their roles as members of an African American family living in a cramped Chicago apartment, in this deeply resonant tale of dreams deferred. Following the death of their patriarch, the Youngers await a life insurance check they hope will change their circumstances, but tensions arise over how best to use the money. Vividly rendering Hansberry’s intimate observations on generational conflict and housing discrimination, Petrie’s film captures the high stakes, shifting currents, and varieties of experience within black life in mid‐century America. Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Interview from 1961 with playwright and screenwriter Lorraine Hansberry New interview with Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine, on the real‐life events on which the play is based Episode of Theater Talk from 2002 featuring producer Philip Rose and actors Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis Excerpt from The Black Theatre Movement: From “A Raisin in the Sun” to the Present, a 1978 documentary, with a new introduction by director Woodie King Jr. New interview with film scholar Mia Mask, editor of Poitier Revisited Trailer PLUS: An essay by scholar Sarita Cannon
World-famous for their action and derring-do, old friends Jackie Chan and Sammo Hung teamed up for a more film that shows there's much more to them than brawling. Jackie plays a good-hearted cop looking after his learning-disabled brother Danny, played by Sammo, but doesn't always succeed in keeping him out of trouble. When Danny is taken as a hostage, his brother will risk everything – his career and even his life – to rescue him, throwing it down as only Jackie Chan can. Made the same year as Police Story, Heart of Dragon was a change of pace for the great action artists, giving them a chance to show of their acting chops as well as their stunt skills – even if they don't ignore the latter! 88 Films are proud to present this UK blu ray premiere of a Hong Kong classic. Extras: [Limited Edition Slipcase] [Limited Edition Booklet Notes by Asian Cinema expert, James Oliver] New artwork from R.P. “Kung Fu Bob” O’Brien New 2K Remaster of the Original Hong Kong Cut from The Original 35mm Negatives in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio Cantonese mono with newly remastered English subtitles [HK Cut] Classic English Dub [HK Cut] New 2K Remaster of the Extended Cut [Japanese version] from The Original 35mm Negatives in 1.85:1 Aspect Ratio Cantonese Japanese Soundtrack [Extended Cut] Cantonese HK theatrical Soundtrack [Extended Cut] Cantonese HK theatrical Soundtrack with Japanese Soundtrack for parking lot fight scene [Extended Cut] Cantonese with HK soundtrack & the Japanese songs [Extended Cut] Classic English dub hybrid with Cantonese for the extra Japanese scenes [Extended Cut] Newly Remastered English Subtitles The First Mission - Making of Special [48:41 mins] The First Mission - Behind the Scenes - Special video for the pre-release event (screened at Shinjuku Shochiku and others in August 1985) [15:21 mins] [HD] [Archive] Interview with Jackie Chan [Archive] Interview with Rocky Lai [Archive] Interview with Sammo Hung [Archive] Interview with Sammo Hung 2 [Archive] Interview with Arthur Wong Hong Kong Trailer English ‘Raging Force’ Trailer Fortune Star Trailer Japanese Teaser Trailer #1 Japanese Teaser Trailer #2 Japanese Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve with alternative Hong Kong poster artwork
Roger Corman’s most ambitious and expensive production – his only film for a major studio – is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and ‘Bugs’ Moran, Corman’s vividly realized film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker, and George Segal, and remains one of Corman’s best films. Features: 4K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Roger Corman Remembers (2014, 4 mins): the director discusses the making of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Scenes of the Crime (2018, 14 mins): a critical analysis by Barry Forshaw, film historian and author of American Noir The Man of a Thousand Voices (2018, 11 mins): a new appreciation of the great voice actor Paul Frees by Ben Ohmart, author of Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer Roger Corman trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins) Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, archival interviews with Roger Corman, contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
Decades before blockbuster Extended Cuts were common, Superman proved a true Man of Tomorrow. Superman: The Movie received an ahead-of-its-time makeover for its television premiere - nearly 40 more minutes of story, creating a two-night television event. Audiences had already been swept off their feet by Christopher Reeve's Last Son of Krypton, and now there was more to enjoy. Unseen in decades, this version is paired here with Richard Donner's definitive vision of his film, the Special Edition Director's Cut (2000), to create a supersized celebration of Metropolis' favourite son that preserves the director's intent while feeding superfan demands. Extras: (On Superman: The Movie Special Edition Disc); Commentary by Director Richard Donner and Creative Consultant Tom Mankiewicz, 3 Documentaries: Taking Flight: The Development of Superman, Making Superman: Filming the Legend, and The Magic Behind the Cape, Screen Tests, Restored Scenes, Additional Music Cues, Music-Only track
WE HAVE SUCH SIGHTS TO SHOW YOU! In 1987, master of horror Clive Barker unleashed Hellraiser upon unsuspecting audiences – launching what has proven to be one of the genre’s most enduring franchises and creating an instant horror icon in the figure of Pinhead in the process. In Barker’s original Hellraiser, Kirsty Cotton (Ashley Laurence) comes head-to-head with the Cenobites – demonic beings from another realm who are summoned by way of a mysterious puzzle box. Picking up immediately after the events of the original Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II finds Kirsty detained at a psychiatric institute and under the care of Dr. Channard, a man with an unhealthy interest in the occult. Meanwhile, Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth sees Pinhead and his band of Cenobites let loose in our own world, with terrifying consequences. Here presented in brand new 2k restorations, Arrow Video is proud to present the first three instalments in one of the most fiercely original horror franchises of all time. Includes Special Edition Content: Brand new 2K restorations of Hellraiser, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, and Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound for Hellraiser and Hellbound: Hellraiser II Lossless DTS-HD MA 2.0 sound for Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all three films Reversible sleeves for all three films featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx Disc 1 - Hellraiser Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser – actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker’s original Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score – Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was Hellraiser: Resurrection – vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content] Trailers and TV Spots Image Gallery Disc 2 - Hellbound: Hellraiser II Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon Audio Commentary with director Tony Randel and writer Peter Atkins Audio Commentary with Randel, Atkins and actress Ashley Laurence Leviathan: The Story of Hellbound: Hellraiser II – brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellbound, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellbound – actor Sean Chapman talks about reprising the role of Frank Cotton in the first Hellraiser sequel Surgeon Scene – the home video world premiere of this legendary, never before-seen excised sequence from Hellbound, sourced from a VHS workprint Lost in the Labyrinth – vintage featurette including interviews with Barker, Randel, Keen, Atkins and others Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellbound: Hellraiser II On-set interview with Clive Barker On-set interviews with cast and crew Behind-the-Scenes Footage Rare and unseen storyboards Draft Screenplay [BD-ROM content] Trailers and TV Spots Image Gallery Disc 3 - Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Brand new 2K restoration of the Original Theatrical Version [93 mins] Alternate Unrated Version [97 mins] Brand new audio commentary with writer Peter Atkins Audio commentary with director Anthony Hickox and Doug Bradley Hell on Earth: The Story of Hellraiser III – making-of documentary featuring interviews with Atkins, Keen and actor Ken Carpenter Terri’s Tales – brand new interview with actress Paula Marshall Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth Raising Hell on Earth – archival interview with Hickox On-set interviews with Barker and Bradley Never-before-seen Hellraiser III SFX dailies Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Hellraiser III comic book adaptation [Disc gallery]
The origin story of the greatest DC Super-Villains and vigilantes, GOTHAM reveals an entirely new chapter that has never been told. The series follows the rise of GCPD Detective James Gordon (series star BEN McKENZIE) through a dangerously corrupt city teetering between good and evil, while also chronicling the birth of one of the most popular Super Heroes of our time. With fellow GCPD Detective Harvey Bullock (series star DONAL LOGUE), Jim Gordon stands at the forefront of the fight against the city's most depraved and unhinged villains – Penguin (series star ROBIN LORD TAYLOR); Edward Nygma/The Riddler (series star CORY MICHAEL SMITH), Barbara Kean (series star ERIN RICHARDS), as well as the future Catwoman, Selina Kyle (series star CAMREN BICONDOVA). Meanwhile, a young Bruce Wayne (series star DAVID MAZOUZ) begins to assume responsibility for the city's well-being. With the help of his ever-faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth (series star SEAN PERTWEE) and quiet support of Lucius Fox (series star CHRIS CHALK), he will step forward toward his destiny. The fifth and final season premiere of GOTHAM wraps up the iconic series in a farewell event that focuses on Bruce Wayne's ultimate transformation into the Caped Crusader. Following the events of last season, GOTHAM: Legend of the Dark Knight picks up with Gotham City split amongst Jim Gordon and the GCPD, and some of the most notorious fan-favorite villains, as the heroes try to gain control and salvage what's left of the deteriorating city. This season also introduces new villains, including the iconic Bane (recurring guest star SHANE WEST).