A ruthless business executive (an intense tour de force performance by leading man Nicol Williamson) returns home to his Liverpool roots to investigate his father’s death. An unflinching exploration of the British class system, Jack Gold's penetrating, brutal drama stands alongside contemporary classics Up the Junction and Room at the Top, and prefigures Get Carter by several years. Underrated and underexposed, The Reckoning may well be one of the most essential British films ever made. Available for the first time ever in the UK. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary New interview with actor Ann Bell (2017, tbc mins) Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Michael Pattison, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and historic articles on the film World premiere on Blu-ray UK DVD premiere Limited Dual Format Edition of 3,000 copies
?GUNDERMANN?, die Regiearbeit von Andreas Dresen wurde zum Arthouse-Hit des Jahres 2018 und mit 6 LOLAs, dem Deutschen Filmpreis, dekoriert. Ein Film, der von den Medien durchgängig bejubelt wurde, zuerst aber einer, welcher tief berührt, mit einem Soundtrack, der unter die Haut geht. Als Hauptdarsteller wurde Alexander Scheer dafür mit den Bayrischen Filmpreis 2019 und der LOLA ausgezeichnet. Als ein selbst umtriebiger Sänger und Musiker erhielt er für die Filmsongs den Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik und, ganz nebenbei, einen Platz unter den Top 20 der Deutschen Albumcharts. Scheer, der schon als Keith Richards in ?Das wilde Leben? faszinierte und aktuell als David Bowie am Schauspielhaus Hamburg begeistert, saugt sich tief in den Kosmos und die Songs von Gerhard Gundermann ein. Er lotet sie aus, entfaltet eine fast magische Intensität ?mit allem, was er hat? und gibt sie geballt zurück. Zur Filmpremiere gab es einige umjubelte Konzerte, teilweise vor tausenden Zuschauern, der eigens dafür gegründeten Band um Alexander Scheer & Andreas Dresen. 2019 folgte die ?Zweitbester Sommer ? Tour?, die die Band gemeinsam mit einem rasant wachsenden Publikumszuspruch ziemlich oft zu einem Konzertereignis machte. Noch ein Grund mehr, dort nicht stehen zu bleiben, sondern weiter (auf Tour) zu gehen. Andreas Dresen: Gesang, GitarreAlexander Scheer: Gesang, Gitarre, MundharmonikaJens Quandt: Keyboards, GesangJürgen Ehle: E-Gitarre, GesangHarry Rosswog: BassNicolai Ziel: Schlagzeug
After fleeing Nazi Germany following the success of M and re-establishing himself in Britain as a villain for Alfred Hitchcock, the great Peter Lorre arrived in Hollywood in 1935, signed to a contract with Columbia Pictures. His dream star vehicle: a big-screen adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky s most famous novel Crime And Punishment. His choice of director: Josef von Sternberg, already celebrated and castigated in equal measure for his seven-film collaboration with Marlene Dietrich. Roderick Raskolnikov (Lorre) has graduated from university as a noted expert in criminology, but nonetheless lives in extreme poverty. Desperate and anguished, he murders a miserly pawnbroker, stealing her valuables before fleeing into the night. The next day, he encounters Inspector Porfiry (Edward Arnold), the detective assigned to the murder, and is asked by Porfiry to consult on the case when an innocent man is arrested as a suspect. How long until the conflicted, guilt-ridden Raskolnikov arouses the master detective s suspicions? One of many attempts at the time by Hollywood studios to give cinema an air of prestige by adapting great works of literature, Von Sternberg s stylish direction and Lorre s tour-de-force performance are ready for rediscovery in this Blu-Ray premiere of their only collaboration.
An iconic trilogy of J-horror films comes to Blu-ray for the first time! Tapping into the same brand of terror as the Ring and Grudge movies, visionary director Takashi Miike (Audition, Blade of the Immortal) presents a modern, high-tech twist on that mainstay of Japanese folklore, the yurei or vengeful spirit, in the form of its own iconic antihero – the terrifying Mimiko. In the first installment in the trilogy, 2003’s One Missed Call, student Yoko (Anna Nagata, Battle Royale) receives a phone message from her future self, ending with her own death scream. Two days later, she dies in a horrific rail collision. As the mysterious phone curse spreads, claiming more young lives, Yoko’s friend Yumi (Kou Shibasaki, Battle Royale, 47 Ronin) joins forces with detective Hiroshi (Shinichi Tsutsumi, Space Battleship Yamato), whose sister met the same gruesome fate. But can they unravel the mystery before the clock runs out on the next victim – Yumi herself? Mimiko’s curse continues to wreak bloody havoc in two sequels – 2005’s One Missed Call 2 and 2006’s One Missed Call: Final, in addition to spawning a TV series and an American remake. This lavish collection from Arrow Video gathers together the original trilogy – with the third instalment making its UK debut – and a swathe of in-depth bonus features for the ultimate spine-tingling experience. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentations Lossless Japanese DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 and PCM 2.0 soundtracks Optional English subtitles New audio commentary on One Missed Call by Miike biographer Tom Mes The Making of One Missed Call, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production Archival interviews on One Missed Call with actors Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi and Kazue Fukiishi, and director Takashi Miike Archival interview on One Missed Call with director Takashi Miike Archival footage from the One Missed Call premiere Live or Die TV special A Day with the Mizunuma Family One Missed Call alternate ending The Making of One Missed Call 2, a half-hour archival documentary on the film’s production Gomu, a short film by One Missed Call 2 director Renpei Tsukamoto One Missed Call 2 deleted scenes, introduced by Renpei Tsukamoto One Missed Call 2 music video The Making of One Missed Call: Final, an hour-long archival documentary on the film’s production Maki and Meisa, an archival behind-the-scenes featurette on One Missed Call: Final with actresses Maki Horikita and Meisa Kuroki Behind the Scenes with Keun-Suk Jang, an archival featurette with One Missed Call: Final’s South Korean star The Love Story, a short film tie-in for One Missed Call: Final Candid Mimiko, an archival location tour with the series’ iconic villain Theatrical trailers and TV spot
Robert Shaw (Young Winston), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Barbara Bach (Short Night of Glass Dolls) and Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal) star alongside Carl Weathers (Rocky), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Franco Nero (Django) in the star-studded high adventure, Force 10 from Navarone. Directed with an assured hand by Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain), this rip-roaring adaptation of Alistair MacLean’s follow-up to the classic The Guns of Navarone sees the elite cadre of commandos embark on a secret mission deep in the Yugoslavian wilderness, during the darkest days of World War II. Features: High Definition remasters The extended, 126-minute European version with 5.1 surround, stereo and mono options Box-set exclusive presentation of the alternative, 118-minute original theatrical cut with original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2020) The BEHP Interview with Ron Goodwin (1999): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated composer in conversation with Linda Wood Tour de Force (2020): actor Angus MacInnes recalls his early film role From Žabljak with Love (2020): the making of Force 10 from Navarone as told by construction manager Terry Apsey, stuntman Jim Dowdall, grip Dennis Fraser, chief hairdresser Colin Jamison, and chief make-up artist Peter Robb-King Christopher Challis: A Life Behind the Lens (2020): a tribute to the acclaimed cinematographer, featuring interviews with fellow directors of photography and camera crew Dennis Fraser, Oswald Morris, John Palmer and Sidney Samuelson, and archival footage of Challis including previously unseen material A Show of Force (2020): video comparison of the different versions of Force 10 from Navarone Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation Two original theatrical trailers TV Spot Image gallery: publicity and promotional material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Sheldon Hall, archival production reports including interviews with cast and crew members, an interview with actor Robert Shaw, recollections of the film’s Yugoslavia shoot excerpted from the memoirs cinematographer Christopher Challis and screenwriter George Macdonald Fraser, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
PLAY IT COOL Billy Universe and the Satellites, a happy-go-lucky rhythm and twist group, are en route to Brussels to compete in a song contest. When fog forces the plane to return to the airport, Billy and friends go on a whirlwind musical tour of London's nightclubs! THREE HATS FOR LISA Lisa Milan is a gorgeous Continental film star who's just arrived at Heathrow for the premiere of her latest film but within minutes she's been whisked away by her number-one fan, Johnny Howjego and his Cockney pals Sammy, Flora and cabbie Sid! 6.5 SPECIAL An aspiring young singer taking her first step towards fame when she catches the 'Six-Five Special' to London. To her surprise, she finds the train packed with an array of '50s showbiz talent and, as the musical artistes rehearse en route, she gets a ringside seat! JUST FOR YOU A suave man-about-town dispenses witty quips from the bed of his Space Age bachelor pad whilst watching a stream of musical performances on his picture wall!