The Bankers of God: The Calvi Affair (Blu-ray Disc)

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Directed by Giuseppe Ferrara, the political thriller I Banchieri Di Dio (God’s Bankers) is based on the true-crime saga of the corrupted Banco Ambrosiano and the unsolved murder of bank president Roberto Calvi in 1982. Co-written by Ferrara and Armenia Balducci, the complex story involves the discovery of a trillion lire deficiet in the bank accounts. Calvi (Omero Antonutti) is blamed and thrown in prison. With the help of his wife (Pamela Villoresi), Calvi goes between the corrupt system of political and religious leaders who can get him out of jail. Rutger Hauer appears as Cardianle Marcinkus, the head of the Vatican bank. In March of 2002, an Italian businessman tried to ban Gods Bankers, claiming

Actor(s):

Alessandro Gassman,

Omero Antonutti,

Pamela Villoresi,

Rutger Hauer,

Giancarlo Giannini

Director(s):

Giuseppe Ferrara

Studio: Kino International

Format: Blu-ray Disc 

Genre: Foreign Video – Italian/Drama

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Unrated

UPC: 816018010845

Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 6.75 in

Weight: 0.2 lbs

Gainsbourg (Blu-ray Disc)

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Director Joann Sfar’s biopic GAINSBOURG, VIE HEROIQUE recounts the colorful life story of French chanteur and provocateur Serge Gainsbourg, known as much for his hugely outrageous antics in public as he was for his taboo-busting, often-hilarious song lyrics and orchestrations. Eric Elmosino stars as the lead, while the late, tragic actress Lucy Gordon (SPIDER-MAN 3) co-stars as Gainsbourg’s third wife, the actress-model Jane Birkin.

Actor(s):

Laetitia Casta,

Doug Jones,

Lucy Gordon,

Eric Elmosnino,

Anna Mouglalis

Director(s):

Joann Sfar

Studio: Music Box Films

Format: Blu-ray Disc 

Genre: Foreign Video – French/Drama/Biography

Rating:
Unrated

UPC: 736211214959

Dimensions: 0.4 x 5.3 x 6.75 in

Weight: 0.2 lbs

Master Of The House (Blu-rayDVD)

Master Of The House (Blu-rayDVD)

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Originally titled DU SKAL AERE DIN HUSTRU, MASTER OF THE HOUSE was also released as THOU SHALT HONOR THY WIFE. By any title, the film was arguably the most successful Scandinavian film of the silent era, playing to turn-away business throughout Europe. Based on a play by Sven Rindon, the film centers upon Johannes Meyer, an insensitive bully who browbeats his wife and children beyond all reason. The big jerk is taught a lesson by his own nanny, now an aging crone, who begins giving him a dose of his own medicine. This humiliating experience enables Meyer to stage a warm reunion with his wife, who had previously walked out on him. It may seem like basic sitcom material, but MASTER OF THE HOUSE apparently struck a nerve in the chauvinistically inclined Europe and Denmark of 1925.

Actor(s):

Mathilde Nielsen,

Johannes Meyer,

Karin Nellemose,

Astrid Holm

Director(s):

Carl Theodor Dreyer

Studio: Criterion

Format: Blu-ray/DVD Criterion Collection

Genre: Drama/Foreign Video – Other

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Not Rated

UPC: 715515114813

Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7 in

Weight: 0.28 lbs

Cave Of The Yellow Dog (Blu-rayDVD)

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A little dog adopted by a young nomadic Mongolian girl saves the life of her brother in this touching tale.

Actor(s):

Nansal Batchuluun,

Batchuluun Urjindorj,

Buyandulam Daramdadi

Director(s):

Byambasuren Davaa

Studio: Palisades Tartan/Kino Lorber

Format: Blu-ray/DVD DVD/Blu-ray

Genre: Family/Foreign Video – Other

Rating:
General Audiences

UPC: 842498000885

Dimensions: 0.25 x 5.5 x 6.75 in

Weight: 0.16 lbs

House of Flying Daggers (DVD)

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Following up his award-winning martial-arts drama HERO, director Zhang Yimou (JU DOU, RAISE THE RED LANTERN) tells an intricately detailed love story in the swordfighting epic HOUSE OF FLYING DAGGERS, set during the final days of the Tang Dynasty. A mysterious group called the Flying Daggers is a dangerous threat to the government, so police captain Leo (Andy Lau) sends his right-hand man, Jin (Takeshi Kaneshiro), undercover to try to find the rebels’ location. Jin, a notorious playboy, pretends he is a roving warrior called “Wind” and befriends Mei (Ziyi Zhang), a blind dancer who is believed to be the daughter of the former leader of the Daggers. As he leads her across the countryside, they are “attacked” by government soldiers–but these battles are staged by Leo in order to convince Mei that Jin is on her side. But when a general orders that Mei must be captured at any cost, the fighting turns real, and Jin must decide between his loyalty to his job and his growing love for Mei. Meanwhile, Mei battles her feelings for Jin as well, trying to hide her true self. Zhang’s gorgeous, compelling film is filled with beautiful singing and dancing, marvelous costumes, and wonderful locations; the scene in the Bamboo Forest is unforgettable, as is the Echo Game, which Leo and Mei play in the Peony Pavilion. There are also twists throughout the film and by the time the end comes, audiences will be spinning their heads in awe and amazement at the neverending wonders of this special movie. The film is dedicated to Anita Mui, who was to have a starring role before her unexpected death.

Actor(s):

Lu Feng,

Andy Lau,

Takeshi Kaneshiro,

Zhang Ziyi,

Song Dandan

Director(s):

Yimou Zhang

Studio: Sony Pictures

Format: DVD 

Genre: Foreign Video – Other/Action/Adventure

Rating:
Parental Guidance 13+

UPC: 043396091788

Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in

Weight: 0.3 lbs

Fists of Legend (DVD)

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Three amateur brawlers with a long history together compete in a televised fighting contest with a $200,000 top prize in this rock ‘em sock’ em action flick from South Korea. Twenty-five years ago, Deok-kyu (Hwang Jung-Min), Jae-seok (Yoon Jea-moon), and Sang-hoon (Yoo Joon-Sang) were the most fearsome fighters in their high school. These days former Olympic hopeful Deok-kyu struggles to keep his noodle shop afloat as Jay-seok runs with a low-level street gang, and Sang-hoon bides his time in a boardroom, lamenting the lack of excitement in his life. Upon learning of a new television show that offers former street fighters a shot at some serious money, all three race to get back in shape, and claim the big cash prize.

Actor(s):

Yoo Joon-Sang,

Yo-won Lee,

Hwang Jung-Min

Director(s):

Woo-Suk Kang

Studio: Inception Media

Format: DVD 

Genre: Action/Adventure/Foreign Video – Korean

Rating:
Unrated

UPC: 851339004241

Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 7.5 in

Weight: 0.25 lbs