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The Great Silence [Blu-ray]

**RELEASED FOR THE FIRST TIME ON BLU RAY IN NORTH AMERICA ON THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS ORIGINAL RELEASE**

On an unforgiving, snow swept frontier, a group of bloodthirsty bounty hunters, led by the vicious Loco (Klaus Kinski Nosferatu, For a Few Dollars More) prey on a band of persecuted outlaws who have taken to the hills. As the price on each head is collected one-by-one, only a mute gunslinger named Silence (Jean-Louis Trintignant The Conformist) stands between the innocent refuges and the greed and corruption that the bounty hunters represent. But, in this harsh, brutal world, the lines between right and wrong aren't always clear and good doesn't always triumph. Featuring superb photography and a haunting score from maestro Ennio Morricone, director Sergio Corbucci's bleak, brilliant and violent vision of an immoral, honorless west is widely considered to be among the very best and most influential Euro-Westerns ever made.

Bonus features include:

- Cox on Corbucci - filmmaker and author Alex Cox surveys Sergio Corbucci's career and how The Great Silence fits within the maestro's oeuvre.

- Western, Italian Style - This 1968 documentary on Italian westerns includes prime behind the scenes footage of The Great Silence.

- Two never-before-seen alternate endings, including the option to play one of the alternate endings with Alex Cox commentary.

- The Great Silence original theatrical trailer.

- The Great Silence 2018 theatrical trailer.

- Italian and English language versions.

- Ending the Silence - a new essay about The Great Silence by film critic Simon Abrams.

The Sissi Collection

**Perenially classic and universally adored family films, starring Romy Schneider.**

**Box set includes the Sissi trilogy, along with Romy Schneider's first film, Victoria in Dover, a precursor to the Sissi films, in which Schneider plays Britain s Princess Victoria.**

**Blu Ray and DVD box sets include Forever my Love, the beloved Sissi Trilogy presented in a condensed English-dubbed version, originally released by Paramount Pictures in the U.S. and featuring the theme song written by Burt Bacharach.**

**Bonus features include: From Romy to Sissi, a 20 minute Making-of Featurette; rare footage of Sissi's great-grandson at the movies in an excerpt from the documentary Elisabeth: Enigma of an Empress.

**Package includes 20-page commemorative booklet with new essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme.**

Sissi:
Romy Schneider makes an impressive starring debut in the delightful Austrian comedy Sissi. The titular heroine is a preteen 19th century lass of noble birth, who charms everyone she meets. Especially impressed is young Franz Joseph, emperor the Hapsburg Empire. When Sissi comes of age, the emperor pursues the girl romantically, with fascinating results. Filmed in 1955, Sissi was the first of a popular series of films showcasing Romy Schneider as the young Empress Elizabeth.

Sissi: The Young Empress:
The second in a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the film chronicles the married life of the young empress as she tries to adjust to formal and strict life in the palace and an overbearing mother-in-law.

Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress:
In Vienna, young Austrian Empress Sissi (Romy Schneider) is fatigued from the pressures of having to hold court. Though happily married to Emperor Franz Joseph, Sissi must endure the familial machinations of Franz's mother, Archduchess Sophie.

Victoria in Dover:
England, the 19th century. Young Victoria is crowned to be the queen of England. She aims to do her best in order to help her country prosper. However, the family and her trustful advisor, Lord Melbourne, plan marriage for her. She is to get married to a German prince Albert. But Victoria sees her future differently and decides to leave London for a few days. She goes to Paris. On her way to France, she stays incognito in a little tavern in Dover with a baroness. There by chance she meets a handsome man and falls in love head over heels. Later, however, in very strange circumstances, it turns out that the handsome man is prince Albert himself.

Forever my Love:
A compilation of the Sissi film trilogy, depicting the marriage between Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph and his cousin, Bavarian Princess Elisabeth (Romy Schneider). Originally released by Paramount Pictures in the U.S. in 1962 and featuring the theme song written by Burt Bacharach, this film is presented in the original English dubbed version.

1944

**ESTONIA'S SUBMISSION TO THE 2017 ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM**

In World War II, the Russian Army and Nazi forces invaded Estonia tearing families apart and forcing locals to battle one-another beside these vicious armies. This Oscar submission is the true tale of a nation ravaged by war.

From director Elmo NĂ¼ganen one of the stars of the Academy Award nominated Tangerines 1944 is a thrilling and emotional war story that shows the hopes, aims and drama of the Estonian men caught between two forces as objectively as possible.

Bonus feature includes short film Les Deux Vies de Nate Hill.

Package includes: Directors' statement, Why-We-Selected statement, and chapter breaks.

Outrage Coda [Blu-ray]

The final chapter in the wildly successful Outrage trilogy.

Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. When eventually Chang's life is endangered, devoted yakuza Otomo returns to Japan to settle things once and for all.

Bonus features include Outrage Offstage Making-Of Documentary, and 'Beat' Takeshi Trailers.

The Third Murder [Blu-ray]

**HIROKAZU KORE-EDA'S SHOPLIFTERS WON THE 2018 PALME D'OR AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL**
**WINNER OF 6 JAPANESE ACADEMY AWARDS**
**CERTIFIED FRESH ON ROTTEN TOMATOES**
**NEW YORK TIMES CRITIC'S PICK**
**FILM COMMENT'S FILM OF THE WEEK**

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Misumi who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori's chances of winning the case seem low - his client freely admits his guilt, despite facing the death penalty if he is convicted. As he digs deeper into the case, as he hears the testimonies of the victim s family and Misumi himself, the once confident Shigemori begins to doubt whether his client is the murderer after all.

Bonus features include Making-Of featurette and Messages from the Cast.

Package includes excerpt from an interview with director Hirokazu Kore-eda, Why-We-Selected, and chapter breaks.

Marie's Story

At the turn of the 19th century, a humble artisan and his wife have a daughter, Marie, who is born deaf and blind and unable to communicate with the world around her. Desperate to find a connection to their daughter and avoid sending her to an asylum, the Heurtins send fourteen-year-old Marie to the Larnay Institute in central France, where an order of Catholic nuns manage a school for deaf girls. There, the idealistic Sister Marguerite sees in Marie a unique potential, and despite her Mother Superior's skepticism, vows to bring the wild young thing out of the darkness into which she was born. Based on true events, Marie's Story recounts the courageous journey of a young nun and the lives she would change forever, confronting failures and discouragement with joyous faith and love.

BONUS FEATURES include 'Making Of' featurette, Why We Selected, and short film, MOTHERLY.

Movie Viewing Options include Audio Description & Closed Captioning (Audio Description Sponsored and voiced by Michele Spitz of Woman of Her Word)

Scarlet Diva [Blu-ray]

***Released for the first time ever on Blu Ray***

In her stunning, semi-autobiographical directorial feature debut, Asia Argento plays Anna Battista, a rising young actress who, despite her popularity and success, experiences despair and degradation at the hands of an abusive industry. Her harrowing journey towards redemption leads her on a sordid spree of excess across America and Europe while trying to recapture her innocence and find true love. Newly restored in HD, Scarlet Diva has been rediscovered by audiences and critics alike in the wake of the Time's Up movement for its full-throated rage against the international filmmaking machine and is credited as perhaps the earliest #MeToo film (San Francisco Chronicle).

Bonus features include:
Two audio commentaries by Asia Argento - the original commentary from 2002 and an updated commentary (2018)
Looking into the Eye of the Cyclops with Joe Coleman featurette
Asia Argento interview
The Making-Of Scarlet Diva
2018 theatrical trailer
Original release promos

TKO Collection - 3 Films by Takeshi Kitano [Blu-ray]

Specially priced box set of legendary Japanese director/actor and two-time Palme d'Or nominee, Takeshi Kitano's early work. Includes acclaimed releases of Violent Cop, Boiling Point and Hana-bi (Fireworks).

The box set includes 3 individual Blu Ray packages featuring Collector's Edition art by Benjamin Marra, the influential comic creator, commissioned exclusively for the Blu Ray/DVD re-release of Violent Cop and Boiling Point, as well as a slew of bonus features on each disc.

Bonus Features include: Violent Cop 20-minute featurette, That Man Is Dangerous: The Birth of Takeshi Kitano; original Violent Cop trailer; new Violent Cop HD re-release trailer; Boiling Point 20-minute featurette, Okinawa Days: Takeshi's Second Debut; Original Boiling Point trailer; Hana-Bi Commentary by film writer for Rolling Stone magazine, David Fear; Hana-Bi Making-of featurette.

Package includes: Violent Cop and Boiling Point Collector's Booklet, featuring film essay by Tom Vick, the Asian film Curator for the Freer and Sackler Galleries (The Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art); cast and crew credits; Hana-Bi Collector's Booklet, featuring essay by film writer, Jasper Sharp; chapter breaks; stills.

Violent Cop:
In his explosive directorial debut Japanese renaissance man-cum-comedian-extraordinaire Takeshi Beat Kitano plays vicious rogue homicide Detective Azuma who takes on a sadistic crime syndicate only to discover widespread internal corruption in the police force. Facing criminal charges for his unorthodox Dirty Harry type methods, Azuma finds himself caught in a web of betrayal and intrigue that sends him on a bloody trail of vengeance. But when his sister is kidnapped by a sadistic drug lord, Azuma's tactics escalate towards an apocalyptic climax.

Boiling Point: Ono Masahiko is an unlucky gas station attendant who belongs to a losing junior baseball team. When the local yakuza threaten and capture his coach, he and a friend get more than they bargained for when they travel to Okinawa seeking revenge. This is the second feature film from renowned action auteur Takeshi Beat Kitano.

Hana-Bi (Fireworks): Former police officer Nishi feels responsible for the shattered lives of his loved ones. His partner Horibe has been crippled in a disastrous stakeout, a colleague is shot dead by the same villain, and his own wife has a terminal illness. In debt to a yakuza loanshark, Nishi conceives a bank robbery to provide for his partner, help the dead cop's widow, and take one last holiday throughout Japan with his wife and share a final taste of happiness. A highly original crime drama written, directed and starring Takeshi Kitano.

Once Were Warriors

Beautifully restored in HD, this classic film is now released for the first time in North America on Blu Ray.

Jake Heke lives with his family in a tenement house for native Maori in the slums of Auckland. Despite his love and devotion, Jake's battle with alcoholism frequently results in terrifyingly erratic outbursts in front of his children and violent beatings of his wife Beth. After Jake loses his job, each member of the Heke family is forced to face their own personal demons and the societal constraints that shackle native New Zealanders.

Bonus Features, include: Behind-the-Scenes featurette.

Package includes: Collector's Booklet with film essay by New Zealand leading cinema expert, Peter Calder; cast and crew credits; chapter breaks; stills.

Confessions of a Young American Housewife / Sin in the Suburbs / Warm Nights Hot Pleasures [Blu-ray]

Newly restored in glorious 2K from the original film elements, Confessions of a Young American Housewife, Sin in the Suburbs, and Warm Nights Hot Pleasures, directed by 'the Ingmar Bergman of 42nd St.,' Joseph W. Sarno, is the fourth chapter in the definitive series celebrating one of the most gifted pioneers of the sexploitation genre. These three seminal films are now being released for the first time on Blu Ray with a slew of new and rare bonus features, including:
Confessions of a Young American Housewife commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
Confessions of a Young American Housewife mini-commentary by director Joseph W. Sarno
Confessions of a Young American Housewife deleted scenes
Sin in the Suburbs commentary by film historian Tim Lucas
Sin in the Suburbs commentary by director Joseph W. Sarno, producer Peggy Sarno, Something Weird founder Mike Vraney, and famed cult movie filmmaker Frank Hennenlotter.

SYNOPSES:

Confessions of a Young American Housewife
A grieving widow embraces life and passion during a visit to her sexually open daughter's home in this boundary-pushing erotic drama from sexploitation auteur Joseph Sarno.

Sin in the Suburbs
Audrey Campbell (Olga's Girls) stars as Geraldine Lewis, a lonely housewife and mother who distracts herself with racy friends and a secret affair. Discovered in the arms of another man, Geraldine immerses herself in a secret sex club, only to find her teenage daughter is also a member.

Warm Nights Hot Pleasures
A sultry snapshot of Times Square in the early 1960's, Joe Sarno's Warm Nights Hot Pleasures follows three ambitious college girls eager to make their mark on Broadway. After renting a room from a men's magazine model, the girls are immersed in a lurid world of wild parties, risque men's clubs and sleazy casting couches. Soon, each one must decide how far she is willing to go for stardom.

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