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Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:00 pm
by arsaib4
Among American films, Old Joy was the third best on my '06 list after A Scanner Darkly and the Spike Lee documentary. I hope you like it.

I wonder if A has seen the Zulawski film.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:46 pm
by A
No not yet, though I doubt it will take long till I lay my hands on it

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 8:41 am
by trevor826
May 14

Alejandro Jodorowsky Collection

Description

A collection of Alejandro Jodorowsky's most famous films
El Topo (1970)
The Holy Mountain (1973)
Fando y Lis (196

El Topo & The Holy Mountain are also released individually.

Released by Tartan Video.

Dark Horse - Voksne mennesker (2005) Dir: Dagur Kari

Description

A fresh and witty tale centring on Daniel, a Copenhagen tearaway; a young man living life without a care for any of his responsibilities. With everyone from his landlord to the police looking to track him down , Daniel meets and falls head-over-heels for Franc, a young woman whos as wild as he is. By seeing himself in Franc, will Daniel pull up his socks and take the plunge into adulthood?

Released by Drakes Avenue.

Evil (2005) Dir: Yorgos Noussias

Description

Today, the streets will be bathed in delicious human blood as a plague of walking undead invade downtown Athens. It's up to a group of random strangers-including a wise-cracking cab driver, a teenaged girl who just lost her parents, a tough-guy soldier, a tougher young woman - to save the day as the flesh-eating hordes sink their teeth into fresh meat.
Drenched in blood-soaked action and complete with exploding heads, flying intestines and more household object impalements one could desire. Evil delivers the goods and satisfies the inner gore-hound in all of us while delivering twisted, wry comedy in the tradition of Peter Jackson's Dead Alive and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy.

Released by TLA Releasing.

Fiorile (1993) Dir: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani

Description

During the journey from Paris to Tuscany, Luigi tells the story of how a handsome French soldier fell in love with a peasant girl named Fiorile...

Released by Arrow Films.

Frozen Land -Paha Maa (2005) Dir: Aku Louhimies

Description

Based on Leo Tolstoys FALSE NOTE, though relocated to modern-day Helsinki, FROZEN LAND connects an eclectic bunch of characters including a vacuum cleaner salesman, a car thief, a policewoman struck by depression and a recovering alcoholic whos about to rediscover his favourite tipple. Big Time; their lives are about to be inexplicably intertwined through a forged bank note. FROZEN LAND is a beautifully shot film that suggests that the world in which we live is one determined by fate.

Released by Drakes Avenue.

Pier Paolo Pasolini Vol.2:

Hawks and Sparrows (1966)
Oedipus Rex (1967)
Porcile (1969)

Released by Tartan Video.

Sacred Heart - Cuore sacro (2005) Dir: Ferzan Ozpetek

Description

Irene is a successful property developer. However, her latest project will force her to confront her past. Irenes meticulously ordered life will be thrown into chaos as she embarks upon the task of restoring her family home; drawing her into a fascination with both the property and mother she struggles to remember.

Released by Soda Pictures.

Cheers Trev.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 6:15 pm
by trevor826
Gabrielle & It's Winter have not and almost certainly will not turn up for rental despite being on the store's list, added to that now is Romanzo Criminale. Looks like world cinema is going down the plug-hole as far as the rental stores are concerned.

Meanwhile they'll keep stocking up with piles of average mainstream films, straight to dvd b-rate crap and the real low end of the market with dross like Star Whores and MILF 3 - Forty Plus Mature Mothers (No kidding).

Cheers Trev.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2007 10:30 pm
by arsaib4
I'd first watch MILF 1 and 2 before going for the 3rd installment. Otherwise, it won't make such sense.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:54 am
by A
Looks like you still get some interesting releases in the UK, and stuff like Milf 3 is mandatory (at least for the videostores ). Here in Germany many stores in small towns are only able to survive on behalf of their porn sections...

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 3:30 am
by arsaib4
Nice! But I'm not gonna take any more potshots at the porn industry since it has given us many fine Japanese filmmakers.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:17 pm
by wpqx
It has also given us Paul Thomas Anderson, and a "Rabid" Marilyn Chambers.

Has anyone seen Behind the Green Door? Its actually a really avant-garde and cool film, even if it is a porno. The Mitchell Brothers were pretty good filmmakers, as Rated X has made the case.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2007 10:35 am
by A
No, never heard of "The Green Door". Could you tell me a bit more about it.
Speaking of films that are close to pornography: Radley Metzger's The Image is one of the best S/M films out there.

Re: UK Releases

PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 7:33 pm
by trevor826
A, I'm surprised that you've never heard of Behind the Green Door, it's certainly among the most famous porno flicks, Deep Throat, The Devil in Miss Jones etc, though I must admit, I haven't seen any of them.

Anyway, a poor week for dvd's next week, any of interest are listed below. The 25th promises to be much better but I'm still working on it.

June 18

The Bride Wore Black (La Mariee Etait En Noir) (1967) - Francois Truffaut

Description

Julie Kohler leaves her home town in a quest to avenge her husband's death. Bent on revenge and fuelled with murderous intent, she tracks down five men she believes to have played a role in her husbands demise. The question is, does she have the right men?

Released by MGM Entertainment.

Shortbus (2006) - John Cameron Mitchell

Description

SHORTBUS interweaves three separate tales of highly sexed and sexually frustrated New Yorkers, all of whom find some kind of salvation at an underground club named Shortbus.

I know arsaib4 has seen this, guess Ill have to make the effort after avoiding it in the cinema.

Released by Universal Pictures.

The Sicilian Clan (1965) - Henri Verneuil

Description

Two criminals join forces to steal millions of pounds worth of jewellery which are to be shown to the public in Venice. The heist is to take place on an aircraft.

Released by MGM Entertainment.

Cheers Trev.