Tony Scott's (True Romance, Top Gun, Days of Thunder ) first feature, Loving Memory (1970) was made with assistance from the BFI's Production Board. Beautifully photographed by acclaimed cinematographer Chris Menges - who captures the misty mystery of the Yorkshire moors - the film follows the story of a brother and sister living alone with their memories and a macabre secret. Now one of Hollywood's most bankable UK ex-pats, the then 26 year-old Tony Scott's low budget film achieved critical praise and plaudits for its strong narrative, going on to open the new NFT 2 in September 1970. Also Included here as an extra is Scott's earlier short film, One of the Missing (1968) and Ridley Scott's 1965 short Boy and Bicycle (1965). Special Features: One of the Missing (1968, 26min) An early, taught psychological drama directed by Tony Scott Boy and Bicycle (1965, 27min) Starring Tony Scott and directed by his brother Ridley Scott. All content newly transferred to HD from original film elements held in the BFI National Archive. Fully illustrated booklet featuring essays, credits and biographical information
Recalling her youth in 1950s northern Spain, Estrella revisits her relationship with her beloved father Agustin, raised in the south, and realises how little she knew of him and his secrets. Victor Erice's delicate and mysterious film reveals his abiding fascination with memory and loss, missed opportunities and the links between private dreams and political realities. The performances, like the meticulously lit compositions and evocative soundtrack, are superb; Omero Antonutti is a charismatic Agustin, while Sonsoles Aranguren and Icíar Bollaín shine as, respectively, the young and teenaged Estrella. Exquisitely beautiful, profoundly moving. Special Features: Presented in both High Definition and Standard Definition Haunted Memory: The Cinema of Victor Erice (Adrian Martin, Cristina, Álvarez López, 2016, 13 mins): a video essay celebrating the great Spanish director Victor Erice interviewed by Geoff Andrew (2003, 83 mins, audio only) Theatrical re-release trailer Fully illustrated booklet featuring essays by Geoff Andrew and Mar Diestro-Dópido and full film credits
WHEN JOHN DOE ROSE FROM THE DEAD, HE BROUGHT SOMETHING BACK. When a very dead suicide victim (Jeremy Childs, Preacher, Nashville) disappears from the morgue, it sets in motion a chain of events that has the power to immolate everything, and everyone, it touches. Troubled psychiatrist Daniel Forrester (Shane Carruth, Primer, Upstream Color) is drawn to help a mysterious patient who is brought to the emergency psych ward in a catatonic state with no memory of how he reached the hospital. As if to exorcise his own demons, the doctor feverishly tries to break through to his mysterious patient. But as a spate of mysterious deaths shake the ward to its core, Forrester comes to suspect that there is more to his new ward than meets the eye. As he comes to realise what he’s unleashed, a desperate race against the forces of evil threatens to swallow him whole. The Dead Center is a smart supernatural thriller that explores the demons that live inside all of us from writer-director Billy Senese, recently hailed as a “masterful new voice in terror”. DVD Special Edition Contents: Standard Definition presentation Original 5.1 surround sound and 2.0 stereo audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth and co-star Jeremy Childs Commentary with writer-director Billy Senese, producers Denis Deck and Jonathan Rogers, and cinematographer Andy Duensing A Walk Through The Dead Center, an in-depth making-of documentary featuring new interviews with writer-director Billy Senese, producer-actor Shane Carruth, cinematographer Andy Duensing, and many others revisiting the locations and discussing the production Nine deleted scenes, including an alternate ending On-set interviews with actors Shane Carruth and Poorna Jagannathan Head-Casting with Jeremy Childs, a brief look at the creation of the make-up effects seen in the climax of the film Intruder, a short film from 2011 directed by Billy Senese and starring Jeremy Childs The Suicide Tapes, the original short film from 2010 directed by Senese and starring Childs that later inspired The Dead Center Theatrical trailer and teasers Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork
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Made in between Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher’s edge-of-your-seat thriller The Game remains arguably his most underappreciated film, bolstered by an exceptional star performance by Michael Douglas. Despite his large mansion and intimidating bank balance, multimillionaire Nicholas Van Orton is haunted by the childhood memory of his father’s suicide. On the day he reaches the same age his father was when he died, Nicholas receives an unconventional birthday present from his estranged brother Conrad (Sean Penn): an invitation to play a mysterious “game”, the aim and rules of which are kept secret. As the game unfolds, Nicholas suddenly finds himself in a fight for his life, assisted by the enigmatic Christine (Deborah Kara Unger, Crash) but unsure of where to turn and who to trust. Presented in a director-approved remaster available for the first time in the UK, the twisty mysteries of Fincher’s pulse-pounding paranoiac puzzle are explored in an exciting array of new and archive bonus features. TWO-DISC LIMITED DELUXE EDITION CONTENTS Limited to only 3,000 units Deluxe packaging including a 200-page hardback book housed in a rigid slipcase, illustrated with newly commissioned artwork by Corey Brickley 200-page book exclusive to this edition includes a newly-commissioned full-length monograph by Bilge Ebiri, and selected archive materials, including an American Cinematographer article from 1997, a 2004 interview with Harris Savides by Alexander Ballinger, and the chapter on the film from Dark Eye: The Films of David Fincher by James Swallow Arrow Academy Blu-ray including new bonus features and UK home video premiere of director-approved 2K restoration Universal Special Edition DVD featuring archive extras with cast and crew DISC ONE – BLU-RAY 2K restoration from the original negative by The Criterion Collection supervised and approved by director David Fincher and cinematographer Harris Savides High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original 5.1 & 2.0 DTS-HD Master Audio Isolated Music & Effects track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New audio commentary by critic and programmer Nick Pinkerton Fool's Week: Developing The Game, a newly filmed interview with co-writer John Brancato Men On The Chessboard: The Hidden Pleasures of The Game, a new visual essay by critic Neil Young Archive promotional interview with star Michael Douglas from 1997 Alternatively-framed 4:3 version prepared for home video (SD only), with new introduction discussing Fincher’s use of the Super 35 shooting format Theatrical trailer Teaser trailer Image gallery DISC TWO – DVD Standard definition DVD (PAL) presentation 5.1 Dolby Digital audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with director David Fincher, actor Michael Douglas, screenwriters John Brancato and Michael Ferris, director of photography Harris Savides, production designer Jeffrey Beecroft and visual effects supervisor Kevin Haug Behind The Scenes featurettes - Dog Chase, The Taxi, Christine’s House, The Fall (with optional commentary by Fincher, Douglas, Savides, Beecroft and Haug) On Location featurettes – Exterior Parking Lot: Blue Screen Shot, Exterior Fioli Mansion: Father’s Death, Interior CRS Lobby and Offices, Interior Fioli Mansion: Vandalism, Exterior Mexican Cemetary (with optional commentary by Fincher, Savides, Beecroft and Haug) Theatrical trailer (with optional commentary by Fincher) Teaser trailer Teaser trailer CGI test footage (with optional commentary by designer/animator Richard Baily) Alternate ending Production design and storyboard galleries
Eureka Entertainment to release SHOAH: THE FOUR SISTERS, a powerful and poignant 4-part documentary from Claude Lanzmann, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in DVD & Blu-ray editions from 18 February 2019. Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton: Four Jewish women, witnesses and survivors of the most insane and pitiless barbarism, and who, for that reason alone, but for many others also, deserve to be inscribed forever into the memory of humankind. What they have in common, beside the specific horrors to which each of them were subjected, is a searingly sharp, almost-physical intelligence, which rejects all pretence or faulty reasoning. In a word, idealism. Filmed by Claude Lanzmann during the preparation of what would become Shoah, each of these four extraordinary women deserved a film in their own right, to fully illustrate their exceptional fibre, and to reveal through their gripping accounts four little-known chapters of the extermination. THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH Ruth Elias was seventeen when the Nazis invaded her native city of Moravska Ostrava, Czechoslovakia where her prosperous family had lived for generations. In April 1942, all were deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto. Elias’s parents and sister were deported to Auschwitz and soon murdered, but she was able to remain behind by marrying her boyfriend. By the winter of 1943 she became pregnant, a grave danger since pregnant women were targeted for deportation and Nazi regulations made it impossible to secure an abortion. She was sent to Auschwitz in the Fall of 1943. Interned in the infamous Czech Family Camp in Section B II B at Birkenau, she lived only a few hundred meters from a gas chamber and crematorium complex. When her pregnancy was finally recognized, she was placed under the care of the infamous Josef Mengele, who subjected her to a most cruel medical ordeal, forcing Elias to make the hardest possible decision a mother could face. THE MERRY FLEA On the very day Germany invaded Poland in September, 1939, all the men in Ada Lichtman’s town of Wieliczka were rounded up by the SS, taken to a forest and shot. One of them was Lichtman’s father, a cobbler. From then on, she was possessed by a single question: “how will I be killed?” Every day, the Germans selected more victims for execution; the survivors of these massacres, including Ada and her first husband, were driven from village to village to perform forced labour. Eventually those still alive were deported in cattle cars to the extermination camp at Sobibor where more than 250,000 Jews from across Europe would be gassed. Among only three women selected for work in the camp, Lichtman washed laundry and repaired dolls taken from Jewish children for export to Germany. The dolls forever evoked memories of this travesty. NOAH’S ARK Hanna Marton was the wife of a professor who worked with Rezsö (Rudolf) Kasztner, the head of Aid and Rescue Committee for Jewish refugees in Hungary. Once the Nazis occupied Hungary in the Spring of 1944 and began to deport thousands of Jews every day to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kasztner negotiated with Adolf Eichmann for the release of 1,684 Jews in exchange for $1,000 per person. After an odyssey by train through the collapsing Reich, most reached safety in Switzerland. Although Kasztner had saved the largest number of Jews during the Holocaust, his plan scandalized many, because Kasztner had selected many of his family and friends, including Hanna and her husband, as well as those he deemed essential for the future of Zionism, to board the rescue train. Nearly 450,000 Hungarian Jews subsequently died in the gas chambers of Birkenau while the Martons survived. Hanna Marton remained acutely aware that her survival was purchased at the expense of countless others who died. Offered an opportunity to escape, she had taken it, though her sense of guilt about having been among the privileged in Kastner’s convoy is deeply felt during her relentlessly painful account. BAŁUTY Bałuty is the name of a slum district in the Polish city of Lodz that the Nazis designated in 1940 as the ghetto for the large Jewish population of the city. The Nazi-appointed president of the Jewish council of elders, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, decided that part of the community would serve the Germans as a slave labour force. His strategy may have postponed the destruction of the ghetto, but nearly 45,000 Jews died of starvation and disease in Lodz. Paula Biren was just seventeen when she was forced to move with her family into the ghetto in 1940. Upon her graduation and in need of a job to avoid being deported, Biren accepted an administrative position with Rumkowski’s Jewish women’s police force. It was only after she realized her complicity in sending black marketeers to their deaths that she quit. Biren remained in the ghetto until August of 1944 when the Germans deported everyone, including Rumkowski, to camps. Her mother and sister were gassed upon arrival in Auschwitz, and her father died shortly Features: All four interviews presented across two discs Optional English subtitles PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing
88 Films returns a true terror titan to UK BluRay in this buzzin' edition of CANDYMAN: FAREWELL TO THE FLESH!! The sequel to Clive Barker's original 1993 shocker, this 1995 follow-up brings the ever-threatening Tony Todd, and his hook-handed bogeyman, back to the big screen but this time in New Orleans. As before, our antagonist is a mix of nightmarish skin-slicer and seductive-voiced stalker - but one thing is for sure: not many characters will be leaving this sanguine-splashed sequel with their insides still intact! Also featuring Kelly Rowan (ASSASINS) and directed by the Oscar winning Bill Condon (CHICAGO), FAREWELL TO THE FLESH is one of the highest achievements in nineties horror sequel-dom! Special Features: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only] Limited Edition Collectors' Booklet by Film Journalists Dave Wain and Matty Budrewicz [First Print Run Only] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation DTS-HD MA 5.1 Soundtrack DTS-HD MA Stereo Audio Optional English SDH Subtitles Audio Commentary by Director Bill Condon The Candyman Legacy - Interview with Actor Tony Todd Down Memory Lane - Interview with Actress Veronica Cartwright Original Theatrical Trailer
Many years ago, nine humans were captured and transformed into cyborgs for the purposes of becoming agents of evil. Instead, they rebelled, becoming champions of justice anytime the earth was in need. Now, in a post-9/11 world, the meaning of justice has become clouded. The cyborgs, untouched by time, and some without memory of their status as heroes have since taken up lives as ordinary civilians. But when a mysterious force is known only as His Voice compels people across the world to commit unspeakable acts of violence, even cyborg 009, Joe Shimamura, falls victim to the irresistible faceless power. In an era when cyber-terrorism is rapidly advancing, how can the cyborgs combat an enemy that has no face, no weapons, and seemingly no motive? Contains the film in 3D, 2D with a whole disc of bonus content adding up to over 90 minutes of bonus features, collector’s packaging and a 28-page booklet featuring background information on the film! Extras / Episode List: Teasers Trailers Promo videos and commercials Special Prologue Behind the Scenes
The ever-popular sci-fi classic directed by Paul Verhoeven, based on a Philip Dick novel and starring Schwarzenegger in one of his best roles. The year is 2084. Douglas Quaid construction worker on Earth, is haunted by a recurring dream. He buys an implanted memory from Rekall Inc to try and make sense of it, but something goes wrong. He finds himself as a secret agent fighting against the evil Mars administrator Cohaagen. Special Features: Interview with Paul Verhoeven The Special Effects of Total Recall The Making of Imagining Total Recall Film Scene Restoration Comparison Photo Gallery Trailer Total Recall 2012 Trailer Audio Commentary with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Director Paul Verhoeven
A THRILLER WHERE NOTHING IS BLACK AND WHITE Inspired by the paranoid visions of John Frankenheimer’s The Manchurian Candidate and Seconds, the desert noir of Detour and the black and white widescreen beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s The Face of Another and Woman of the Dunes, Suture is one of great feature debuts – by writer-directors David Siegel and Scott McGehee – and a truly unique piece of cinema. The wealthy and self-assured Vincent (Michael Harris) meets his blue collar half-brother Clay (Dennis Haysbert) at their father’s funeral and is struck by their similarity. He decides to murder Clay and take his identity, only Clay survives the assassination attempt with no memory and is mistaken for Vincent. The fact that Harris is white and Haysbert is black only complicates a film that probes into the nature of identity. After viewing an early rough cut, Steven Soderbergh came on board as executive producer and enthusiastic patron. Suture went on to become a hit on the festival circuit, including Sundance where it deservedly won the award for Best Cinematography.
Nocturnal and steeped in sinister chiaroscuro, Pedro Costa’s latest film follows Ventura, the enigmatic lead of Costa’s earlier groundbreaking Colossal Youth (2006), as he traverses a seemingly endless night populated by the ghosts of his and his country’s past. From the restless spirits that haunt this decaying urban landscape, Costa turns his exploration of memory and the night into a spellbinding cinematic experience. Winner of the Best Director prize at the 2014 Locarno Film Festival and featured in many Top 5 Films of the Year lists worldwide, Horse Money is a hauntingly beautiful contemplation of Portugal’s tumultuous past and uncertain future from a true poet of contemporary European cinema. Marking Second Run's first ever Blu-ray release - and also available on DVD format - Horse Money is presented from a superb new director-approved HD master, and also includes Pedro Costa's short film O nosso homem, plus exclusive new special features including an introduction by filmmaker Thom Andersen and a Pedro Costa in conversation with Laura Mulvey at London's ICA Cinema as well as Trailers and Teasers for the film, and a booklet featuring essays on the film by Jonathan Romney and Chris Fujiwara.