Masters of Cinema
Federico Fellini’s epic 1980 fantasia introduced the start of the Maestro’s delirious late period. A surrealist tour-de-force filmed on soundstages and locations alike, and overflowing with the same sensory (and sensual) invention heretofore found only in the classic movie-musicals (and Fellini’s own oeuvre)...
Independently financed with contributions from Stanley Kubrick’s family & friends in an era when an “independent cinema” was still far from the norm... Now, with this new restoration... a film that for decades has remained nearly impossible to see will at last appear in a proper release in the United Kingdom.
More Recent / Forthcoming Releases:
RUMBLE FISH | FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA | AVAILABLE NOW
LIFEBOAT | ALFRED HITCHCOCK | AVAILABLE NOW
THE LOST WEEKEND | BILLY WILDER | AVAILABLE NOW
DOUBLE INDEMNITY | BILLY WILDER | AVAILABLE NOW
FLOATING WEEDS | YASUJIRO OZU | AVAILABLE NOW
DAS TESTAMENT DES DR MABUSE | FRITZ LANG | AVAILABLE NOW
THE BLUE ANGEL | JOSEPH VON STERNBERG | RELEASED JANUARY 28TH, 2013
THE MURDERER LIVES AT 21 | HENRI-GEORGES CLOUZOT | RELEASED MARCH 18TH, 2013
LA NOTTE | MICHELANGELO ANTONIONI | RELEASED APRIL 22ND (BLU-RAY) SD AVAILABLE NOW
Visit the Masters of Cinema site for more details: HERE
Ghost STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS | HITCHCOCK TRAILER
After years of anticipation, the BFI are finally releasing the celebrated GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS series fully - as a 5-disc DVD box set. This BBC produced series spanned from 1968-1978 and was made up of MR James ghost story adaptations (with the exception of Dickens' THE SIGNALMAN (1976) & some of the modern ones such as THE ICE HOUSE (1978) ). Included also, are the brief revivals of this film tradition that were made recently: A VIEW FROM A HILL (2005), NUMBER 13 (2006) & WHISTLE AND I'LL COME TO YOU (2010).
This DVD set is incredibly overdue in terms of interest and demand, with the previously released films: A WARNING TO THE CURIOUS (1972), WHISTLE & I'LL COME TO YOU (1968) & THE SIGNALMAN (1976) all racking up extortionate prices in the past few years, becoming increasingly rare on DVD (even garnering interest in similarly rare VHS versions), the popularity of the films has been very evident. Another issue with the previous DVD versions was that they were released singularly, rather than a set; at 50 minutes max running time for each film it made for pretty inefficient use of disc space and lousy value for money. Speaking as one of the fans hunting for these TV gems, it was frustrating but now ultimately worth it, as it clearly demonstrated a decent market for the series exists to the BFI and all that searching/streaming of these lost films must have contributed to the new release.
If you like your subtler terrors and a more vintage style of scaring an audience, I highly recommend this set. Actually, if you have a DVD player, I recommend it.
The set features the three aforementioned titles and nine other films never-before on DVD. With Halloween close and the road to Christmas upon us, these sought-after eerie films have been shrewdly scheduled for a seasonal sale - of which I've totally bought into and pre-ordered. To read more about GHOST STORIES FOR CHRISTMAS, there is a brief but informative article in Sight & Sound (September 2012 issue) and the full synopsis/context from the BFI can be viewed HERE. The films can also be purchased as individual sets with 2-4 of the films on each (as pictured above).
The trailer for HITCHCOCK has hit and it seems really promising. Rather than being a full life-long biographical film that I'm sure would struggle capturing such a prolific figure, the filmmakers have wisely focussed on a specific period of Hitch's life; that being when the director was trying to get PSYCHO (1960) off the ground and into production. With the hindsight we have as an audience for the film's success and knowing how regarded Psycho (1960) will become, the premise is really interesting. From the trailer, this appears to create some great drama and humour we've been unaware of associated with the film. We can see from the dramatisation of the real events, that it appears it was far from easy to get the classic made and this should make for a great film. Plus, performers such as Scarlett Johansson have pretty much transformed into the older actors they'll portray from Hitchcock's films, it's quite astonishing. Take a look...
Award winning and internationally selected director of dance, fiction, experimental and documentary films with screening highlights of London Short Film Festival at the ICA, LACMA, Zealous X exhibition (Oxo Tower Wharf) and San Diego Comic-Con. His work has broadcast on BBC One and ikono TV.
He has been an assistant director and other roles on short films and music videos for Channel 4, Sony and Colombia Records, feature documentary Postcards From The 48% and New Town Utopia, as well as commercial work for clients such as Ford, Sky, Hugo Boss, Audible, NSPCC and Estée Lauder.
Paul is also a photographer that has received bespoke commissions from English Heritage. He is currently designing and writing a series of photography books showcasing his unpublished and new work.
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