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14th July 2008 15:50:00
Posted by Dave Foster

More from Optimum in July

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Below are some additional titles out this month on UK DVD from Optimum Home Entertainment

14th July 2008

Emerald Forest - £15.99 - Based on a true story, The Emerald Forest features Powers Boothe as Bill Markham, an American engineer working on a dam project in the Brazilian jungle. When a local tribe known as ‘The Invisible People’ abducts his infant son, Markham begins a ten-year search to find him, only to discover eventually that his boy has grown into a fully-fledged tribesman. Can Markham persuade him to return to civilisation?

Extras include a new John Boorman interview and the original trailer.

The Jeunet & Caro Box-Set - £19.99 - Although they have only made two feature films together, Jeunet & Caro’s films are instantly recognisable for their distinctive heightened look and innovative visual flair. This box-set features both the surreal black comedy Delicatessen that made their name, and dark fairy tale City of Lost Children, as well as The Bunker of the Last Gunshots - a little seen short film from Marc Caro, who’s eagerly awaited directorial debut is out later this year.

Presented in anamorphic widescreen with French DD2.0 audio and English subtitles, extras on Delicatessen include Jean-Pierre Jeunet Archives, a making of and the original trailer. City of Lost Children features 5.1 audio, a making of featurette, an interview with Jean-Paul Gaultier, behind the scenes footage and commentary by Jean-Pierre Jeunet (in French).

The Ultimate Godard Collection - £99.99 – This 14-disc collection brings together 13 of the great director’s works: Le Mepris, Alpahaville, Passion, A Bout De Souffle, Made In The USA, Pierrot Le Fou, Une Femme Est Une Femme, La Chinoise, Le Petit Soldat, Detective, Notre Musique, Helas Pour Moi and Eloge De L’amour. With the exception of Le Mepris, all have been released by Optimum before and the discs are identical. Le Mepris is presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen with French Mono audio and English subtitles. The only extra is a trailer.

Alongside the special packaging (see pictures below), the set also offers a bonus disc with the following content:

  • The Dinosaur & The Baby, classic interview between Fritz Lang and Jean-Luc Godard (60 min)

  • Jean-Luc As Seen By Luc, Short film by Godard’s long time friend and director Luc Moullet (8 min)

  • Godard, Love, Poetry, Exploring how Godard’s relationship with Anna Karina has fed Godard‘s cinema (52 min)

    21st July 2008

    Robbery - £12.99 - Inspired by true events (the great train robbery of 1963) Robbery is an uncompromising portrayal of swinging London’s criminal underworld. Directed by Peter Yates, the film stars Stanley Baker, Frank Finlay, Barry Foster and William Marlowe.

    Presented in 1.33:1 with Mono audio, there are no extras.





    About Dave Foster
    Dave has been loitering the virtual halls of TDF for a decade now and the majority of that time has been spent as Editor of the Home Cinema section (formerly DVDTimes). He doesn't contribute reviews anywhere near as much as he once did (or indeed would like to) but when he does it will invariably be something in the anime or Asian film area.


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