ONE OF Britain's great comedy icons, Leslie Phillips is Casanova '73, in the long lost TV comedy classic, which arrives on DVD for the first time courtesy of Acorn Media. Written by the acclaimed team of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson (Hancock, Steptoe and Son, Citizen James), the recently uncovered Casanova '73 will be released on DVD on 8 October 2012 as a fantastic two-disc set.
Michael Wood The Great British Story: A People's History
Michael Wood The Great British Story: A People's History is a fascinating look at history through the eyes of ordinary people of Britain. Presented by the loveable historian and broadcaster Michael Wood who delivers a grand sweeping chronological narrative, from the silk weavers of Sudbury to the women chain makers of Halesowen; Michael Wood The Great British Story: A People's History is released on DVD 1 October 2012.
There's blood and guts a-plenty in Steven Mena's dark and harrowing Bereavement which makes its DVD debut, courtesy of High Fliers Films. Featuring a sterling cast including horror stalwart Michael Biehn (Planet Terror, The Terminator), Alexandra Daddario and Nolan Gerrard Funk, Bereavement comes to DVD on 1 October 2012.
Mr Bongo Films is delighted to announce the release of the highly acclaimed Don Quixote, the legendary adaptation of Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel from renowned Russian director Grigori Kozintse. Don Quixote, made in 1957, is the first version of the novel in colour and cinemascope. Shot on location in the Crimean region it stars one of Soviet cinema's finest actors Nikolai Cherkasov (Alexander Nevsky, Ivan the Terrible) and will be released on DVD 24 September 2012.
Alexander Dovzhenko - War Trilogy
Alexander Dovzhenko is one of the great visionaries of the 20th Century. Mr. Bongo is proud to present his War Trilogy, comprising three major works Zvenigora, Arsenal and Earth; set for release on DVD on 24 September 2012. Together these films chronicle the transformation of Dovzhenko's native Ukraine from a pastoral feudal society to an industrialized communist state.
Anton Corbijn Inside Out
Photographer, filmmaker and video artist Anton Corbijn is one of the most prolific artists of our time. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the World including Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, David Bowie, Metallica, Depeche Mode, Clint Eastwood, The Rolling Stones, and R.E.M. Inside Out explores Corbijn's persona, uncovering his motivation and inherent conflict as an artist, between audience's admiration and personal loneliness. It comes to DVD on 17 September 2012 courtesy of Momentum Pictures.
Les Enfants Du Paradis
Voted 'The best French film ever made' by the French Film Academy, and critically acclaimed the World over, Les Enfants Du Paradis is a film of dazzling proportions and now following a meticulous restoration it looks and sounds as never before. After a major restoration the film screened at the Cannes Film Festival to huge acclaim and now Second Sight is delighted to announce the release of Les Enfants Du Paradis - The Restored Edition in stunning limited edition packaging on high-definition Blu-ray and as a two-disc DVD set on 17 September 2012.
Inspector Montalbano Collection Two
Based on the bestselling novels of Andrea Camilleri, Inspector Montalbano is the hit Italian detective series starring Luca Zingaretti as the eponymous lead who operates within Italy's precarious justice system, immersed in a world of murder, betrayal, temptation and politics. Originally screened on BBC Four, Inspector Montalbano Collection Two comes to UK DVD as a three-disc set on 3 September 2012 courtesy of Acorn Media.