One of the most acclaimed figures in modern Japanese cinema, Naoimi Kawase followed up her remarkable 2014 Still in the Water with Sweet Bean [AN], a small-town drama of culinary redemption, which opened the prestigious Un Certain Regard strain of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.Struggling street food vendor Sentaro (Masatoshi Nagase) finds himself confronted with Tokue (Kirin Kiki), an odd but sympathetic elderly lady looking for work. When he reluctantly accepts, it's not long before Tokue proves to have an extraordinary gift when it comes to making an - the sweet red bean paste filling used in his dorayakis - which starts a relationship that is much more than just street food.With Sweet Bean, Kawase again focuses on people at the periphery of Japanese society and investigates their place in the flow of life itself. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film for the first time in the UK.Special Features:High Definition presentation on the Blu-rayOptional English SubtitlesA new, exclusive video interview with Naomi KawaseTheatrical trailerA 32-page booklet featuring a new essay on the film by critic Philip Kemp; an interview and statement from Kawase, and production imagesClick Images to Enlarge
British cinema icon Stanley Baker, cult-favourite actor Peter Cushing and controversial actor/director Mai Zetterling feature among an impressive line-up for this British espionage thriller set in post-War Europe. The Man Who Finally Died is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. In London, jazz musician Joe Newman receives a startling telephone call: the caller is his German father, believed to have been killed in action twenty years ago! At the same time, a funeral is taking place in a quiet Bavarian town; the coffin bears the name of Kurt Deutsch, Joe's father. When he goes to Bavaria to investigate, Joe is sure that certain facts are being withheld. But his search for the truth proves more disturbing than he could have imagined... SPECIAL FEATURES:  Image Gallery  Original Press Brochure PDF
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Zavvi Exclusive Limited Edition Steelbook. Limited to 4000 Copies. Includes embossed front and inner artwork as chosen by Hi-Def Ninja. Starring Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann in career defining roles, Withnail and I is one of the most hilarious and iconic comedies of British cinema. Written and directed by Bruce Robinson, this twisted, timeless and acerbic masterpiece is a genuine cult classic. It's 1969 and London isn't exactly swinging for struggling, unemployed actors Withnail (Richard E. Grant) and I (Paul McGann). Living amongst the crumbling squalor of a Camden flat their uneventful existence is fuelled by cheap drugs, bad booze and lighter fluid. When Withnail's eccentric Uncle Monty (Richard Griffiths) offers them his cottage retreat, both Withnail and I decide to escape to the glorious English countryside for a carefree weekend. But what they find is less than idyllic as they're forced to contend with disastrous weather conditions, hostile locals and the amorous motives of a certain Uncle Monty. It's the end of the greatest decade in the history of mankind and there's going to be a lot of refugees.
Winner of the Un Certain Regard Best Director award in Cannes, Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s Journey to the Shore confirms the director’s place as a contemporary auteur. Mizuki's husband, Yusuke, drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised, instead, Mizuki wonders what took him so long. Together they embark on a journey to meet the people who helped him on his journey in a world where the living and the dead coexist in an almost normal manner Starring two of Japan’s biggest actors, Tadanobu Asano and Eri Fukatsu, Kurosawa’s film is a beautifully shot love story that challenges our usual conceptions of life, death and half-life. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film to UK audiences in this special edition Dual Format release. Special Features: Stunning 1080p transfer of the film it its original aspect ratio Optional English subtitles Stereo and 5.1 soundtrack options (uncompressed on the Blu-ray) Theatrical trailer 24-page booklet containing a statement from Kurosawa on the film, production images and new essay by Anton Bitel
‘For many years, I have been looking for a missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge, when they ruled over Cambodia...On its own, of course, an image does not prove mass murder, but it prompts us to think, to meditate, to build history. I searched for it in the archives, in old papers, in the villages of my country, in vain. Now I know: this image must be missing. I was not in fact really looking for it; would the image not be obscene and insignificant? Thus I have made it up. What I offer you today is neither the image nor the search for a unique image, but the image of a quest: the quest that cinema allows.’ Rithy Panh The Missing Picture was inspired by the book Rithy Panh co-wrote with Christophe Bataille, The Elimination: A Survivor of the Khmer Rouge Confronts his Past and the Commandant of the Killing Fields (Clerkenwell Press, 2013). The film won the highest award of Cannes’ Un Certain Regard selection. - See more at: https://www.newwavefilms.co.uk/view-film-detail.html?viewListing=OTc=#sthash.YKAQzBJ5.dpuf
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in an explosive thriller set in Hong Kong’s shady manufacturing scene during the 1997 handover to China. When a shipment of jeans to the USA prove counterfeit, Marcus Ray, the ‘King of the Knock-offs’ (Van Damme), finds himself at the centre of a Russian Mafia plot to hold the United States’ security to ransom. Thousands of tiny micro-bombs disguised within other manufactured goods are scheduled for departure from Hong Kong to America. When Ray’s company’s jeans are found to be the housing for the explosives, he’s the one man the CIA can count on to prevent certain disaster. In a territory where loyalty can change hands overnight, Marcus Ray’s survival will depend on him knowing the fakes from the real thing! Extras: Numbered Slipcase 4 x Collectable Postcards A3 Foldout Poster HD Transfer in Original 2.35:1 Aspect Ratio Optional English Subtitles English DTS-HD MA 5.1 Theatrical Trailer “Making Of” Knock Off Interview with writer Steven E. de Souza Interview with Mike Miller “The Tickler” Audio Commentary by action cinema experts Mike Leeder and Arne Venema Reversible Artwork
Heavy Rain (PC) is an interactive drama action-adventure game developed and published by Quantic Dream. In the game, the player controls four characters, whose fates become entwined into a complex web of relationships.The player has to lead each character to the end of the story in a series of non-linear chapters, where they can affect the outcome by making choices about how their character responds to a situation, leading to one of several endings. HR gameplay features include interacting with the environment and NPCs, choosing dialogue options and performing Quick-Time Events. Heavy Rain received critical acclaim for its immersive story and unique gameplay, a blend of gameplay and cinematic experience..Cinematic gameplay experienceHeavy Rain’s experience lies on the border of cinema and gameplay. The player’s job is to lead four playable characters through the story of the game and keep them alive to see its conclusion. In each chapter of the game, the player controls different characters – Ethan Mars, Madison Paige, Scott Shelby, and Norman Jayden. At certain points, the stories of the characters intertwine with each other, changing the plot.Core gameplay mechanics of HR involve inspecting the area, looking for items the character can interact with. The player can also talk to the NPCs, choosing the dialogue options. The way the conversation is carried may influence the final outcome of the game. Last but not least, the player will be prompted to perform QTE when prompted, either to take a shower or making breakfast or during an exhilarating action set piece.Four stories, one plotMadison is a photojournalist suffering from insomnia. Ethan – an architect, struggling with the loss of his son. Scott retired from the police and now works as a private investigator. Norman is an FBI agent on a trail of a serial killer. Four characters, four different walks of life. All of them are connected by an invisible thread, guiding them towards each other. Above them, all looms the threat of the Origami Killer, a murderer with ties to one or all of them. Will they be able to find out who the killer is and stop him in time? Or will the Heavy Rain claim another victim?ReceptionHeavy Rain received highly positive opinions from the critics, who prosed the games story and gameplay mechanics. Reviewers noted the screenplay as one of the high points of the game, calling it gut-wrenching. The game’s soundtrack was also praised as it added to the atmosphere of HR. The game’s realistic graphics were also noted among its strong points. Heavy Rain won several awards, including British Video Game Awards for Technological Innovation, Original Music and Story.