Faust (Blu-ray/DVD MultiSet)
Manufacturer: Kino Lorber Brand: KINO INTERNATIONAL
Mobilizing the full resources of the Ufa Studios, F.W. Murnau (Nosferatu, Sunrise) orchestrated a colossal adaptation of Goethe's FAUST that ranks alongside Fritz Lang s Metropolis as the greatest achievements of the German silent cinema. GÃ¶sta Ekman stars as the titular alchemist who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth... in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic intensity, by turns charming, comical and horrifying. This special edition contains the Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Stiftung s meticulous HD restoration of the original German release version of the film, as well as a DVD of the lengthier alternate cut prepared by the Ufa Studios in 1930 for distribution in the U.S.Special Features: Piano score by Perez de Azpeitia, adapted from the original 1926 orchestral arrangement, Orchestral score by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra, Orchestral score by Timo...
Phoenix (The Criterion Collection)
Olympia: The Complete Original Version (The Leni Riefenstahl Archival Collection)
Manufacturer: Pathfinder Home Entertainment Brand: Olympia
Commissioned by Hitler as propaganda, this film of the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics is a tribute to human grace. Directed by Leni Riefenstahl.
Dark Water (2-Disc Special Edition) [Blu-ray + DVD]
Manufacturer: Arrow Video
After terrifying audiences worldwide with the blockbuster J-horror classic Ring and its sequel, director Hideo Nakata returned to the genre for Dark Water, another highly atmospheric, and critically acclaimed, tale of the supernatural which took the common theme of the dead wet girl to new heights of suspense and drama. Based upon on a short story by Ring author Koji Suzuki, Dark Water follows Yoshimi, a single mother struggling to win sole custody of her only child, Ikuko. When they move into a new home within a dilapidated and long-forgotten apartment complex, Yoshimi begins to experience startling visions and unexplainable sounds, calling her mental well-being into question, and endangering not only her custody of Ikuko, but perhaps their lives as well. Beautifully shot by the same cinematographer as Ring and Pulse, and featuring an especially unnerving sound design, Dark Water successfully merges spine-tingling tension with a family s heart-wrenching emotional struggle, creating one of the very finest a...
Phoenix (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Criterion Collection (Direct) Brand: CRITERION COLLECTIONS
A riveting mystery of identity unfolds against the turmoil of post-World War II Germany in the stunning new film from acclaimed director Christian Petzold (Barbara). Nelly (Nina Hoss), a German-Jewish nightclub singer, has survived a concentration camp, but with her face disfigured by a bullet wound. After reconstructive surgery, Nelly emerges with a new face, one similar but different enough that her former husband, Johnny (Ronald Zehrfeld), doesn't recognize her. Rather than reveal herself, Nelly walks into a dangerous game of duplicity and disguise as she tries to figure out if the man she loves may have betrayed her to the Nazis. Evoking the haunted mood of post-war Berlin, Phoenix weaves a complex tale of a nation's tragedy and a woman's search for answers as it builds towards an unforgettable, heart-stopping climax.
Manufacturer: Corinth Films
Inspired by actual events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in Poland in 1944. In a daring escape Tomasz, a young Polish political prisoner, rescues his Jewish fiancee Hannah. With the Nazis in pursuit, Hannah and Tomasz make their way into hiding. Chaos ensues and the two are torn apart and each becomes convinced that the other is lost.
Pasion de Gavilanes
Manufacturer: Universal Studios Home Entertainment Brand: UNI DIST CORP. (MCA)
Esta novela es un drama intenso lleno de intriga, romance y venganza; una produccion donde el amor podra mas que el rencor y el odio. Pasion de Gavilanes relata la historia de los hermanos Reyes - Juan (Mario Cimarro), Oscar (Juan Alfonso Baptista) y Franco (Michel Brown) -. Tres hombres honrados y de buen corazon, hasta el DIA que una tragedia los motiva a lanzarse en busca de venganza en contra de las hermanas Elizondo - Norma (Danna Garcia), Jimena (Paola Rey) y Sarita (Natasha Klaus) -, tres hermosas mujeres hijas de un poderoso industrial y hacendado. Sin embargo, Juan, el hermano mayor, cae en su propia trampa al enamorarse perdidamente de Norma, una mujer que se ha endurecido en contra del amor, pero cuyos sentimientos afloran al conocer a Juan, quien irrumpe en su vida sacandola del aislamiento en el que ha estado sumergida. Este apasionante drama enmarca la vida de tres hombres y tres mujeres en una historia de amor, honor y traicion. Pasion de Gavilanes lo atrapara en un huracan de emociones.
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