3 from Tartan including Belleville Rendez-vous

Tartan have announced the following UK Region 0 DVD releases for 26th January 2004 with a retail price of £19.99 each...

A Snake of June - Directed by: Shinya Tsukamoto

During an insistent June downpour in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, a dark erotic force infiltrates the lives of Rinko, a reserved career woman in her thirties, and Shigehiko, her obsessively clean workaholic husband. Invading the most private aspects of the couple's lives, a mysterious stranger sends an anonymous envelope bearing the inscription "Your Husband's Secrets". Inside are photos of Rinko masturbating.

Soon, mysterious phone calls follow, but the male voice does not demand money. Instead, it demands that Rinko follows strict instructions to go out in public wearing a miniskirt and purchase a vibrator... A deliriously perverse tale of buried sexual desire, Shinya Tsukamoto's surreal journey to the dark side of obsession is as stylish as it is totally unforgettable.

  • 1.33:1 Full Frame (OAR)
  • Japanese DD2.0 Stereo
  • Japanese DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles
  • 4 page booklet with Justin Bowyer film notes
  • Original trailer
  • Asia Extreme trailer reel
  • Region 0
Respiro - Directed by: Emanuelle Crialese

A close-knit community in the south-west of Sicily has been unchanged for centuries. Here, husbands go to sea and wives work packing fish while their children play among the cliffs. It's a way of life that is ingrained and which does not allow for change. Grazia (Valeria Golino), the wife of one of the local fishermen, and mother to his three children, is easy going, affectionate and free-spirited.

But her unconventional attitude to life causes consternation amongst her elders, and brings scorn from her peers. Soon the community decides that she is in need of expert medical attention and they attempt to send her away to the city... A powerful and moving look at the strength of family and ties and the difficulties of community life, Respiro features stunning photography and locations that will take your breath away.
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Italian DD2.0 Stereo
  • Italian DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • English subtitles
  • 4 page booklet with Nick Bradshaw film notes
  • Original trailer
  • World Cinema trailer reel
  • Region 0
Belleville Rendez-vous - Directed by: Sylvain Chomet

Noticing that her grandson, Champion, is a lonely little boy, Madame Souza buys him his first bicycle. Years go by, and with Madame Souza putting him through his paces, Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now, he is ready to enter the world's most famous cycling competition, the Tour De France. But, no sooner than the race has begun, two mysterious men in black kidnap him and it is up to Madama Souza and her faithful dog, Bruno, to rescue him.

Soon, their quest takes them to the giant metropolis, called Belleville, where they encounter three eccentric female music hall stars of the 1930s and do battle with the evil French mafia. But can they rescue Champion? A visual treat for young and old alike, Sylvain Chomet's Belleville Rendez-Vous has captured the imagination of audiences the world over with its unique blend of classic animation and razor-sharp wit.
  • 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • French/English DD5.1 & DTS 5.1 Surround
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Making of documentary
  • Interview with director and art director
  • Animation lesson
  • Music video (and making of)
  • Belleville Theme by M
  • 3 scenes with commentary
  • Region 0

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