One of Japan's most internationally celebrated filmmakers working today, Hirokazu Kore-eda is feted by critics and audiences alike. His films often focus on family dynamics and recall the films of masters Yasujiro Ozu and Mikio Naruse. Collected here in a limited edition box set are some of his finest works. I Wish tells the story of a family literally separated as elder brother Koichi lives with his mother and grandparents, whilst younger Ryu lives with his deadbeat father. The boys hear a rumour that when two trains on the near completed Kyushu line pass each other a miracle will be granted and they hatch a plan to meet and bring their family back together. Like Father, Like Son finds two families in turmoil as they discover their six year old sons were swapped and they have been raising children who are not biologically their own. Worlds apart in many ways they question their roles and nature vs nurture. After the Storm once again focuses on a separated family; the father, Ryota, a struggling writer clutching at past glory is trying to reconnect with his family following the death of his father, causing him to evaluate his relationship with his son and his own role as a father. Featuring perfectly measured screenplays and astonishing, naturalistic performances, Kore-eda's films are moving portraits of family life that superbly demonstrate the fragility and profundity of familial bonds. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition transfers of all three films Original uncompressed PCM stereo and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio options Optional English subtitles Introductions by noted critics Tony Rayns and Alexander Jacoby Family Ties – career-spanning interviews with director Hirokazu Kore-eda looking in-depth at all three films What Would Your Wish Be? – a documentary on I Wish Interviews with the Like Father, Like Son cast Feature-length documentary on making of After the Storm Promotional featurettes Music video for the main theme of After the Storm directed by Kore-eda Making-of the Music video Q&A footage featuring Kore-eda, Kiki Kiriin and Lily Frankie Wrap footage from Like Father, Like Son • Select scene commentary by Kore-eda and Frankie I Wish composer Shigeru Kishida and Kore-eda in conversation Music video for the main theme of I Wish Original trailers, teasers, and TV spots Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork choices
Erscheinungsdatum: 26.09.2018, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Three Years of the Eastern Question, Autor: Maccoll, Malcolm, Verlag: hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 352, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 537 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Having crossed continents and cheated death, Jotaro, Joseph, and crew finally arrive in Egypt to root out the charismatic evil threatening the Joestar lineage and the world. Fighting Stand with Stand, the ever-clever Joestars are put to the ultimate test as a bizarre new army of adversaries hailing from the Egyptian pantheon strike in ways more brutal and outrageous than ever before. Thankfully, a new ally has arrived to assist the humans. The question is, can the team come together in time to unravel the mystery of DIO’s Stand? Special Features: Clean Opening and Ending Songs
A brilliant new sporting trivia quiz inspired by the iconic roudn in A Question of Sport. Earn one point for an easy Home questions or three points for a tricky Away question.
Dazza, the man to answer the burning question every foodie wants to hear the answer to. Does it Fry? From Burgers to Steak Pasties, nothing is safe from the fryer test!Our super soft, luxuriously plump cushions add an instant update to your home décor. Brighten up any room swiftly and easily with our on-trend and unique, one-of-a-kind cushion ranges.. Choose from two fabric feels: Soft-Touch for that cosy, relaxing, snuggly feeling or Eco-Friendly, a durable, resilient material made from 45% recycled materials. Available in three sizes, Small (40 x 40cms) , Medium (50 x 50cms) and Large (60 x 60cms)Composition: Super soft 100% polyester cover, hollow fibre filling (made from recycled PET bottles)Made in the UKDouble-sided printConcealed zip opening for a clean look and easy careIncludes high quality, environmentally-friendly plump cushion insert
The ultimate guessing game. From one of the most popular rounds in A Question of Sport, players have to guess the sporting personality from three given clues in this fabulous new game. Players can earn extra points for themselves and their team by guessing with fewer clues.
Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan is an unforgettable film achievement that has had profound and lasting impact throughout the world. It was the top-grossing motion picture of 1998.Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World war II's historic D-Day invation, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men beyond enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency and courage.Special Features:Into The Breach DocumentaryTwo Theatrical TrailersCast And Crew BiographiesProduction NotesSaving Private Ryan 'Into the Beach'. Two Original Theatrical Trailers. Producti
Westworld allows paying guests to experience the thrills, triumphs and chaotic life of the American Old West... in whatever form that may take. The environment is populated by Hosts - androids with rigid programming to ensure they respond to and meet any guests desire, no matter how dark. Yet times are changing - with some hosts beginning to secretly move down the path towards true sentience, remembering their often traumatic past lives, they are beginning to question their masters, and ask why ? Our range picks out the best and most iconic imagery from the acclaimed series to bring you firmly into the Westworld style.Our super soft, luxuriously plump cushions add an instant update to your home décor. Brighten up any room swiftly and easily with our on-trend and unique, one-of-a-kind cushion ranges.. Choose from two fabric feels: Soft-Touch for that cosy, relaxing, snuggly feeling or Eco-Friendly, a durable, resilient material made from 45% recycled materials. Available in three sizes, Small (40 x 40cms) , Medium (50 x 50cms) and Large (60 x 60cms)Composition: Super soft 100% polyester cover, hollow fibre filling (made from recycled PET bottles)Made in the UKDouble-sided printConcealed zip opening for a clean look and easy careIncludes high quality, environmentally-friendly plump cushion insert
From the early stages of his career across five decades to his final film, Fritz Lang built a trilogy of paranoiac thrillers focused on an entity who began as a criminal mastermind, and progressed into something more amorphous: fear itself, embodied only by a name Dr. Mabuse. For the first time on home video, all three of Fritz Lang's Mabuse films have been collected for one package, in their complete and restored forms. 1: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler.] (1922) Lang's two-part, nearly 5-hour silent epic detailing the rise and fall of Dr. Mabuse in Weimar-era Berlin. 2: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] (1933) a tour-de-force thriller rife with supernatural elements, all converging around an attempt by the now-institutionalised Mabuse (or someone acting under his name... and possibly his will) to organise an 'Empire of Crime'. 3: Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse [The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse] (1960) Fritz Lang's final film, in which hypnosis, clairvoyance, surveillance, and machine-guns come together for a whiplash climax that answers the question: Who's channelling Mabuse's methods in the Cold War era? The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang's complete Mabuse trilogy a cornerstone in the work of one of cinema's all-time greatest directors.
1973 British Horror film, in which three trustees of the Van Traylen fund have died during the last few months, their deaths resembling suicides. But, after a mysterious bus accident involving the final three trustees and 30 orphan children, police colonel Bingham (Christopher Lee) starts investigating and notices discrepancies that make him question whether it was an accident. One of the orphans is treated by a psychiatrist, and when that doctor ends up murdered, it becomes obvious that something sinister is going on, and not just coincidental deaths. The dead psychiatrist's supervisor, Sir Ashley (Peter Cushing), agrees to help the police with the hopes of finding the truth behind the mysterious happenings.
313AD. Under the rule of Emperor Constantine, Rome finally appears to be emerging from its turbulent past. In order to consolidate his control and under the guidance of his mother Helena, Constantine plans to harness the power of the increasingly influential Christian Church. But his loyalties are brought into question when three courtesans from the Guild of Aphrodite - a guild Constantine himself frequents - are found dead. All three bodies have crosses etched on their forehead and each cheek. Aiming at protecting her son's future, Helena calls upon the service of an 'agente in rebus politcus' - or spy. Claudia is the niece of a tavern-owner and is placed as a wine-server in Constantine's household. But Claudia has secret motives of her own...
Michael Kitchen returns to the screen as Detective Chief Superintendent Foyle, a man of scrupulous integrity who has survived the First World War, solved crime wherever it led him during the Second, and now finds himself called into duty at the risk of a possible Third. The Second World War may be over – but a new one is beginning, less explosive but no less deadly – a Cold War. Foyle finds himself drawn into complex webs of security and counter security where the loyalties of even those closest to him are brought into question as he joins, somewhat unwillingly at first, the ranks of MI5. This series includes three exciting new films: Episodes Comprise: The Eternity Ring In which MI5 suspects atomic secrets and related spies are passing through Britain. Foyle is invited to investigate whether a Russian network could be at work in the heart of London. The Cage Foyle's investigation into the death of a nameless Russian leads to a mysterious military facility and revelations of a spy with dangerous connections to British intelligence. Sunflower A Professor of Art History may not be all he seems in this story of a long-secret massacre, an explosive murder and secrets that await Foyle in a seedy boarding house where nothing and no one is as they seem. Special Features: Four Behind the Scenes Features: The Making of Foyle’s War The Styling of Foyle’s War Old Friends New Faces Historical Facts Visual Fictions Cast Filmographies Picture Gallery Subtitles
Erscheinungsdatum: 27.06.2019, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: Three Letters on the Question of Regency, Titelzusatz: addressed to the people of England, Autor: Lofft, Capel, Verlag: hansebooks, Sprache: Englisch, Rubrik: Belletristik // Romane, Erzählungen, Seiten: 76, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 120 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
IN THE LAST GREAT INVASION, OF THE LAST GREAT WAR, THE GREATEST DANGER FOR EIGHT MEN… WAS SAVING ONE. Internationally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike, Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, is an unforgettable film achievement that has had a profound and lasting impact throughout the world. Winner of five Academy Awards – including Best Director (Spielberg) – Saving Private Ryan also garnered two Golden Globe™ Awards for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director. Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, the story begins with World War II’s historic D-Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission. Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer – and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honour, decency, and respect. SPECIAL FEATURES: An Introduction Looking into the Past Miller and his Platoon Boot Camp Making Saving Private Ryan Re-Creating Omaha Beach Music and Sound Parting Thoughts Into the Breach: Saving Private Ryan Theatrical Trailer Re-Release Trailer Shooting War
Erscheinungsdatum: 01.11.2018, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: What's Going Well?, Titelzusatz: The question that changes everything, Autor: Bell, Greg, Verlag: Three Star Publishing, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS // Leadership, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Management, Seiten: 124, Informationen: Paperback, Gewicht: 167 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
Eureka Entertainment to release SHOAH: THE FOUR SISTERS, a powerful and poignant 4-part documentary from Claude Lanzmann, as part of The Masters of Cinema Series in DVD & Blu-ray editions from 18 February 2019. Paula Biren, Ruth Elias, Ada Lichtman, Hanna Marton: Four Jewish women, witnesses and survivors of the most insane and pitiless barbarism, and who, for that reason alone, but for many others also, deserve to be inscribed forever into the memory of humankind. What they have in common, beside the specific horrors to which each of them were subjected, is a searingly sharp, almost-physical intelligence, which rejects all pretence or faulty reasoning. In a word, idealism. Filmed by Claude Lanzmann during the preparation of what would become Shoah, each of these four extraordinary women deserved a film in their own right, to fully illustrate their exceptional fibre, and to reveal through their gripping accounts four little-known chapters of the extermination. THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH Ruth Elias was seventeen when the Nazis invaded her native city of Moravska Ostrava, Czechoslovakia where her prosperous family had lived for generations. In April 1942, all were deported to the Theresienstadt ghetto. Elias’s parents and sister were deported to Auschwitz and soon murdered, but she was able to remain behind by marrying her boyfriend. By the winter of 1943 she became pregnant, a grave danger since pregnant women were targeted for deportation and Nazi regulations made it impossible to secure an abortion. She was sent to Auschwitz in the Fall of 1943. Interned in the infamous Czech Family Camp in Section B II B at Birkenau, she lived only a few hundred meters from a gas chamber and crematorium complex. When her pregnancy was finally recognized, she was placed under the care of the infamous Josef Mengele, who subjected her to a most cruel medical ordeal, forcing Elias to make the hardest possible decision a mother could face. THE MERRY FLEA On the very day Germany invaded Poland in September, 1939, all the men in Ada Lichtman’s town of Wieliczka were rounded up by the SS, taken to a forest and shot. One of them was Lichtman’s father, a cobbler. From then on, she was possessed by a single question: “how will I be killed?” Every day, the Germans selected more victims for execution; the survivors of these massacres, including Ada and her first husband, were driven from village to village to perform forced labour. Eventually those still alive were deported in cattle cars to the extermination camp at Sobibor where more than 250,000 Jews from across Europe would be gassed. Among only three women selected for work in the camp, Lichtman washed laundry and repaired dolls taken from Jewish children for export to Germany. The dolls forever evoked memories of this travesty. NOAH’S ARK Hanna Marton was the wife of a professor who worked with Rezsö (Rudolf) Kasztner, the head of Aid and Rescue Committee for Jewish refugees in Hungary. Once the Nazis occupied Hungary in the Spring of 1944 and began to deport thousands of Jews every day to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Kasztner negotiated with Adolf Eichmann for the release of 1,684 Jews in exchange for $1,000 per person. After an odyssey by train through the collapsing Reich, most reached safety in Switzerland. Although Kasztner had saved the largest number of Jews during the Holocaust, his plan scandalized many, because Kasztner had selected many of his family and friends, including Hanna and her husband, as well as those he deemed essential for the future of Zionism, to board the rescue train. Nearly 450,000 Hungarian Jews subsequently died in the gas chambers of Birkenau while the Martons survived. Hanna Marton remained acutely aware that her survival was purchased at the expense of countless others who died. Offered an opportunity to escape, she had taken it, though her sense of guilt about having been among the privileged in Kastner’s convoy is deeply felt during her relentlessly painful account. BAŁUTY Bałuty is the name of a slum district in the Polish city of Lodz that the Nazis designated in 1940 as the ghetto for the large Jewish population of the city. The Nazi-appointed president of the Jewish council of elders, Chaim Mordechai Rumkowski, decided that part of the community would serve the Germans as a slave labour force. His strategy may have postponed the destruction of the ghetto, but nearly 45,000 Jews died of starvation and disease in Lodz. Paula Biren was just seventeen when she was forced to move with her family into the ghetto in 1940. Upon her graduation and in need of a job to avoid being deported, Biren accepted an administrative position with Rumkowski’s Jewish women’s police force. It was only after she realized her complicity in sending black marketeers to their deaths that she quit. Biren remained in the ghetto until August of 1944 when the Germans deported everyone, including Rumkowski, to camps. Her mother and sister were gassed upon arrival in Auschwitz, and her father died shortly Features: All four interviews presented across two discs Optional English subtitles PLUS: A booklet featuring new writing