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Park Circus Q4 Releases

Park Circus have revealed their Q4 home entertainment release line-up which includes a number of DVD and Blu-ray titles…

In a brand new restoration, Jacques Deray’s sensual thriller La Piscine will be available for the very first time on DVD and Blu-ray. The Collector’s Edition Blu-ray features both the French and English versions, together with a host of extras.

Also newly restored and released for the first time on DVD in the UK is Milos Forman’s first US feature Taking Off, a funny, alternative coming-of-age tale, featuring exclusive performances by Tina & Ike Turner, Carly Simon and Kathy Bates (as ‘Bobo Bates’).

An all-new restoration of horror masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Rupert Julian, with the Bal Masque sequence in two-strip Technicolor and other scenes hand tinted, will be released in a special ‘2-disc Ultimate Edition’ on DVD and Blu-ray. Featuring both the 1925 and 1929 versions, this edition also includes a brand new score by The Alloy Orchestra.

Romantic suspense thriller Charade, starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn, has been beautifully restored and will receive a Dual Format release, including the theatrical trailer and a photo gallery as extras material.

Following the success of the Blu-ray release in 2010, classic opera Der Rosenkavalier will now be available on DVD in a new restoration.

A welcome addition to our Scottish Collection, Peter Mullan's directorial debut, multi award-winning black comedy/drama Orphans, will be available on DVD in a new digital transfer, together with a selection of early short films from the director and other extras.

Finally, Chaplin fans can look forward to the release of Charlie Chaplin: The Collection, a DVD Box Set which includes the following titles: The Chaplin Revue, The Circus, City Lights, The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, The Kid, A King In New York, Limelight, Modern Times, Monsieur Verdoux and A Woman Of Paris.

Further information below:

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Charade - 24 October 2011 - £19.99 RRP
With elements of screwball comedy, this sparkling thriller has been called "the best Hitchcock movie Hitchcock never made". Stanley Donen's 1963 Academy Award-nominated and BAFTA-winning feature Charade is a romantic suspense thriller starring Cary Grant and Audrey Hepburn. Filmed on location in Paris, the story centres on a young woman who meets a charming stranger on a skiing holiday. She returns home, planning to ask her husband for a divorce, but finds all of their possessions gone. The police notify her husband has been murdered and when she discovers that he was responsible for stealing from the US government, an elaborate charade begins, in which nothing is what it seems to be.
Now beautifully restored in high definition, this Dual Format Edition includes the theatrical trailer and a photo gallery.

Der Rosenkavalier - 24 October 2011 - £15.99 RRP
Following the success of the Blu-ray release in 2010, this classic opera is given a DVD release which features the new restoration of the film and a trailer.

Orphans - 31 October 2011 - £15.99 RRP
The directorial debut from renowned Scottish actor Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters, Neds), Orphans tells the story of four siblings, who gather for their mother's funeral in Glasgow and face individual torments over a single night. This grittily realistic and deeply moving black comedy/drama brings together the finest of Scottish talent and wowed audiences all over the world on its original release.
This DVD edition features the film in a new digital transfer, together with a selection of early Peter Mullan short films: Fridge (1995), Close (1993) and Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995). Extras include:

  • Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • First reels Interview: Peter Mullan on Close

Taking Off - 7 November 2011 - £15.99 RRP
Now available for the first time on DVD in the UK, Taking Off is acclaimed director Milos Forman’s (One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Amadeus) first US feature. This 1971 comedy-drama stars Lynn Carlin and Buck Henry as middle-class New York suburbanites, whose teenage daughter runs away from home when she gets in trouble with her parents. In the process of trying to unravel the mystery of the girl's whereabouts, the couple rediscover their own lives. This funny, alternative coming-of-age tale features exclusive musical appearances from Tina & Ike Turner, Carly Simon and actress Kathy Bates (as ‘Bobo’ Bates).
This DVD edition features a restored version of the film along with the following extras:
  • Trailer
  • Before Taking Off: Milos Forman’s Road To America (30 minute documentary)
  • Photo Gallery

Charlie Chaplin: The Collection - 14 November 2011 - £69.99 RRP
This DVD collection includes the following films: The Chaplin Revue, The Circus, City Lights, The Gold Rush, The Great Dictator, The Kid, A King In New York*, Limelight, Modern Times, Monsieur Verdoux* and A Woman Of Paris*. (*not previously released in Park Circus’ Charlie Chaplin Collection)

Extras include:
  • Behind-the-scenes Footage
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Documentaries
  • Introductions
  • Outtakes
  • Photo Galleries
  • Trailer Reels

Phantom of the Opera 2-Disc Ultimate Edition - 21 November 2011 - £15.99 (DVD) | £19.99 (Blu-ray)
Directed by Rupert Julian, and based on a novel by Gaston Leroux, classic horror masterpiece The Phantom of the Opera stars Lon Chaney, in one of his most grotesque performances as the crazed man without a face, who lives in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera. This edition includes an all-new restoration of the film, with the Bal Masque sequence in two-strip Technicolor and other scenes hand tinted, and features both the 1925 and 1929 versions. It also includes a brand new score by The Alloy Orchestra, in addition to Gaylord Carter’s famous 1974 score – released for the very first time in stereo – and Gabriel Thibaudeau’s 1990 score. Together with new audio commentary by Dr. Jon Mirsalis, this edition features the following extras:
  • Still Frame Gallery
  • Original Trailers
  • Interview with Gabriel Thibaudeau
  • Reproduction of the 1925 Souvenir Programme and Script

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La Piscine - 28 November 2011 - £15.99 (DVD) | £19.99 (Blu-ray)
Jacques Deray's 1969 classic La Piscine is set in a magnificent villa near St. Tropez, where Jean-Paul (Alain Delon) and Marianne (Romy Schneider) are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter to spend a few days with them. Beautifully shot, and with music composed by three-times Academy Award-winning Michel Legrand, this slow-burning, sensual thriller is now available for the first time on DVD and Blu-ray. The DVD features a brand new restoration of the French version of the film, with a Photo Gallery and Trailer. The Collector's Edition Blu-ray features a HD restoration of the original, French version of the film and also the English version in a new standard definition digital transfer, with the following extras:
  • Photo Gallery
  • Trailer
  • Alternative Ending

Orphans, Phantom of the Opera and La Piscine will also be available on VOD (Video on Demand).

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