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Recommended New release DVDs




 
 

USA

Latest USA DVD releases August 2008

Our Top 3 picks of the new USA DVD releases of August 2008 are : -

1. Twenty-Four Eyes

Released 19th August 2008

AKA Nijushi no hitomi. Revered in its homeland of Japan, but little known outside the country, Twenty-Four Eyes is an absolute classic of 1950s Japanese cinema. A masterpiece.

2. Orson Welles' Don Quixote

Released 19th August 2008

Welles unfinished 1961 film was a valiant attempt to bring the notoriously un transferable tale to the silver screen. His lost masterpiece is lovingly refinished and reshaped by Jesús Franco.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Released 26th August 2008

Released to coincide with, erm the summer? This special 2 disc edition is a welcome re-release for the long out of print classic from Tim Burton. Released on HD and standard DVD. How long to wait for a 3d version on disc.


Other notable DVDs released in August 2008 that we recommend : -

The Rape of Europa

Released 26th August 2008

A different and multi layered perspective on the horrors of the 3rd Reich. This time its effect on the art world.

Recount

Released 19th August 2008

Providing a sleight insight into the 2000 US elections and its farcical outcome. What price democracy and where can you find some.

Primo Levi's Journey

Released 19th August 2008

A tale of a truly remarkable man and his 1000 mile journey from the Auschwitz concentration camp to his home in Berlin. His footsteps are retraced 60 years later for a new look at Europe.


The Killing of John Lennon

Released 5th August 2008

The dramatisation of the life of Mark Chapman, murderer of John Lennon. With a chilling insight into his mind and motives.

Joy House

Released 5th August 2008

AKA Les Felins. René Clément's 1964 rom-crime flick. Starring Jane Fonda and the ever-marvelous Alain Delon.

On the Ecstasy of Ski-Flying

Released 26th August 2008

An hour long treat. Werner Herzog, modern cinema's unfathomable genius in conversation. A fascinating insight into a very intriguing subject.