Optimum in March
2nd March 2009
Incendiary - Details here.
The Federico Fellini Collection & The Jean-Pierre Melville Collection - Details here.
Gran Casino - £17.99 – This film by Luis Buñuel makes its UK DVD debut. Presented in 1.33:1 with Spanish DD2.0 Mono audio and English subtitles, the only extra is an introduction to Buñuel (Mexican period) by Luc Lagier (4mins).
My Dinner with Andre - £12.99 – Louis Malle’s film about a two friends who, reunited after many years, decide to share their lives over dinner. Presented in 1.33:1 with English DD2.0 Mono audio, the only extra is the original trailer.
16th March 2009
After - £17.99 RRP – Grief-stricken over the death of their young son, Nate (Daniel Caltagirone) jets off with his wife Adrian (Flora Montgomery) and her brother Jay (Nicholas Aaron) to Moscow where they immerse themselves in urban exploration – the investigation of areas not designed for public use. Presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 and DD5.1 Surround audio. The only extra is the original trailer.
The Antichrist - £15.99 – Carla Gravina, Mel Ferrer and Alida Valli star in this 1974 horror from Italian director Alberto De Martino that boasts a score by Ennio Morricone. A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 Mono audio.
Thérèse Raquin and L’Air de Paris - £17.99 each – Directed by Marcel Carné, both titles are fully remastered and making their UK DVD debuts. The only extras are the original trailers, and both titles are presented in 1.33:1 with French DD2.0 Mono audio and English subtitles.
The Oblong Box - £15.99 – Based on a gothic horror tale from Edgar Allen Poe, this film directed by Gordon Hessler and starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies and Uta Levka, comes to barebones DVD presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 Mono audio.
Smother - £15.99 - Diane Keaton, Dax Shepherd and Liv Tyler star in this comedy which is given a barebones release. The film is presented in 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 Stereo and DD5.1 Surround audio.
Woman Times Seven - £17.99 – Shirley MacLaine stars in seven satirical vignettes telling seven different stories about seven different women. Directed by Vittorio De Sica, the film is presented in 1.66:1 anamorphic widescreen with English DD2.0 Mono audio. The only extra is the original trailer.
Yangtse Incident - £15.99 – Michael Anderson directs this retelling of the true story of HMS Amethyst, a British frigate ‘captured’ by communist forces during the Chinese revolution. A barebones release, the film is presented in 1.33:1 With English DD2.0 Mono audio.
30th March 2009
Not Quite Hollywood - £17.99 – This detailed examination and celebration of Australian genre cinema of the 70s and 80s comes to DVD with the following features:
- 1.78:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
- English DD5.1 Surround
- Commentary with writer/director Mark Hartley and Oxploitation auteurs
- Ozploitation panel at MIFF
- Quentin Tarantino speaks with Brian Trenchard-Smith
- UK Exclusive Interview with Mark Hartley
- Theatrical trailer
- Original ozploitation trailers
Rivals - £19.99 – Written and directed by Jacques Maillot, Rivals is the story of two rival brothers, one a pimp and the other a cop, and how the former manages to be the family favourite. The film is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with French DD5.1 Surround audio and English subtitles. The only extra is the original trailer.