Sometimes the game of love requires a little cheating… The Other Side of the Bed is a raucous and sexy romantic comedy with a musical twist. The film tells the story of two couples, along with a collection of their friends and co-workers, whose switching back and forth between lovers leads to lies and heartache – and lots of song and dance.
The Sixties may have been even more exaggerated in the hothouse atmosphere of the East German musical HOT SUMMER than they ever were in Beach Blanket Bingo. In HOT SUMMER, the East Germany’s ‘Grease’, two groups of high school students–eleven girls and ten boys–meet on their way to a vacation on the Baltic Sea they face off like a rugby team, and with one extra girl there’s bound to be trouble. The inevitable love story soon brews between the impetuous Kai (Frank Schöbel) and the precocious Brit (Chris Doerk), who are soon professing their love to each other… and starting trouble for everyone else in the group. The popularity of Schöbel and Doerk, an East German pop duet, helped HOT SUMMER skyrocket to be one of the top films of 1968 and placed the film’s music on all the hit radio play lists. Beginning with its release, this German camp classic provided sheer entertainment value to teens in a culture that was undergoing deep political changes. In 1968 audiences rushed to movie theatres to watch this teenage-romp over and over again. Back then the film carried a unique promise of freedom and happiness in the socialist system. When the film was shot, none of the filmmakers could foresee the dreadful disaster which would occur in the Prague Spring of August 1968. In this respect HOT SUMMER, by mere chance, offered the perfect escape from the images of Soviet tanks rolling into Czechoslovakia and an escape from the realization, that with this, the last chance for a liberal and democratic socialism had died.
STREET ANGEL – Loosely based on Frank Borzage’s silent classic Seventh Heaven, a great hit when shown in Shanghai, Street Angels shows how its characters, even in a teeming metropolis as Shanghai, are abandoned by society. TWIN SISTERS – Leftist melodrama at its finest. Dabao and Erbao are twin sisters born to village ne’er do well Mr. Zhao, who go on very divergent paths, only to again meet years later.
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DOS FANTASMAS Y UNA MUCHACHA: Two men die because of their eternal family vendetta (and because of a woman, Ana the Anklet). The ‘Ghost Boss’ punishes them – they’ll have to stay in the theatre where they killed each other, with no chance of resting in peace, till they become friends. 50 years pass. And because they’re bored in an empty theater or maybe because loneliness is too hard, they start a friendship. The ghost boss sends them a ‘Final Test’ to prove they’re really friends. LOS FANTASMAS BURLONES: Get ready to enjoy this great comedy, when Francois and Ludovico, two bogey ghosts, are invoked by accident. Involved on the conjuration are "Ojitos" and "Manitas" who will try to extract economic profit of the existence of the bogeys ghosts so they can marry their fiancees.
Hum is "cool". A little self" absorbed, little egotistical, Hum is very confident in social situations. His sharp intellect, and a quick wit, is most often used to achieve his primary goal – bugging girls in general, and Tum in particular! But deep inside, Hum is just a boy. Sometimes a bit too eager to impress, sometimes suprisingly sensitive, Hum is not a uni" dimensional character with single minded characterizations. His actions and emotions reflect that there is a "Nike Guy" within. Hum who understands the difference between pulling someone’s leg, and hurting someone’s feeling. Tum is a girl, and she’s proud of it. She stands up for herself and who she is. While she’s often not a match for Hum’s quick wit and incessant bugging, she surely considers herself to be more "Grown Up", and appeases herself in knowing that she is more "mature" than Hum. Tum has her own brand of attitude. She may sometimes be a little aloof, but she genuinely cares for those around her. She’s a "sweet" girl, thoughtful, generous, but sometimes a little reserved. She keeps trying to go one up over Hum, to prove once and for all, the facts as she sees them.
Stage and Spectacle: Three Films by Jean Renoir (The Golden Coach / French Cancan / Elena and Her Men) (The Criterion Collection)
Near the end of his long and celebrated career, master filmmaker Jean Renoir indulged his lifelong obsession with life-as-theater and directed The Golden Coach (1953), French Cancan (1955), and Elena and Her Men (1956), three delirious films, infatuated with the past, love, and artifice. Awash in jubilant Technicolor, each film interweaves public display and private feelings through the talents of three immortal film icons#Anna Magnani, Jean Gabin, and Ingrid Bergman. The Criterion Collection is proud to present these three majestic films by Jean Renoir for the first time on DVD.
Bollywood Hollywood is a delightful, cross-cultural parody of both India’s and America’s musical film traditions. Directed by Deepa Mehta (Earth), Bollywood Hollywood concerns the desperate effort of wealthy businessman Rahul (Rahul Khanna) to get his mother and grandmother off his back when it comes to his romantic life. In love with a white pop-star girlfriend (Jessica Paré), Rahul’s fortunes change when she dies. Still grieving, he is told by his mother that Rahul’s only sister won’t be allowed to marry until he finds a nice Indian girl to wed. The solution: hire a beautiful, dark-skinned, allegedly Spanish escort named Sue (Lisa Ray) to pose as his Indian fiancée. With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Mehta pokes fun at a number of Bollywood cinema clichés, especially that familiar mix of modern luxury and old world traditions, melodramas involving the saddest of character backstories, and spontaneous musical numbers that remind one as much of Hollywood’s Golden Age as Bollywood’s current one. –Tom Keogh
Two childhood friends, Javier and Beatriz, coerced by their parents, agreed to get engaged. Although Javier is in love with a cabaret singer and Beatrice is head over heels with a painter. The pair agrees to continue the comedy until they finally manage to break the engagement, but when they do it, they realize then that are in love with each other.Spanish:Dos amigos de la infancia, Javier y Beatriz, coaccionados por sus padres, se comprometen oficialmente aunque Javier ama a una cantante de cabaret y Beatriz está enamorada de un pintor. Los dos acuerdan seguir la comedia de su compromiso hasta que consiguen finalmente romperlo, pero ambos se enamoran.
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Proudly rapacious and defiantly erotic, Karmen (Dje+¯naba Diop Ga+¯) is both a pan-sexual force of nature and a social outlaw. Jailed in a women’s prison on notorious Goree Island, Karmen turns the table on her captors by seducing beautiful warden Angelique (Stephanie Biddle) and escaping into the Dakar underworld. At the society wedding of prominent police corporal Lamine, Karmen denounces the rich guests, brawls with the bride and beds the groom. The love triangle between Karmen, Angelique and Lamine evolves into a more complex geometry that soon includes a smuggler and a charismatic singer (Senegalese pop star El Hadj N’diaye). Though Karmen’s insatiable lust for life and unwavering disgust with hypocrisy sow the seeds of her operatic downfall, unlike Bizet’s opportunistic seductress, this modern African Carmen is "an incongruously independent woman finally undone by her own aphrodisiac magnetism" (The Village Voice).
Anthony is a bland and cautious American office worker living in Tokyo with nothing exceptional about him. Or so he thinks. When his young son is killed, Anthony begins a violent and bizarre metamorphosis, his flesh transforming into metal, his body expressing his repressed rage and lust for revenge. Anthony is becoming the weapon that will destroy the man who killed his son and, if his rage cannot be contained, the entire city in the process. Cult director Shinya Tsukamoto s TETSUO trilogy comes full-circle with TETSUO: THE BULLET MAN.
It has always been a firm conviction of Vita’s family that any woman who sings, will die. While in France Vita becomes an international recording star. She realizes that sooner or later her mother in Africa will learn of the news and be furious. To solve this dilemma she goes back to her native village and stages her own death and resurrection.
Opera Jawa (Amazon.com Exclusive) Setyo and Siti live a peaceful life as husband and wife, selling earthenware in their village. But when Setyo is called away on business, a flirtatious butcher, Ludiro, takes advantage of Siti’s loneliness to seduce her. Tempted by song and dance, Siti initially refuses his advances but acquiesces in a moment of weakness, setting the stage for an epic battle between the two men.Located in lush forests and on pristine beaches of Java, director Garin Nugroho bases his deeply imagistic and dazzling visual narrative on the The Abduction of Sita, from the Hindu epic, The Ramayana."A beautifully mounted musical epic combining traditional myths with contempo meditations on violence and social inequality, ‘Opera Jawa’ is bold and innovative… Choreography is often mesmerizing, especially when set within the precincts of a gorgeous seaside palace rising above the flat landscape." –Variety"Superbly conceived and performed, it’s like nothing you’ve ever seen or heard." -London Film FestivalOpera Jawa is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Indonesian with English subtitles.When sold by Amazon.com, this product will be manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com’s standard return policy will apply.
When the irresponsible Xu Fugui loses his family’s fortune during a gambling spree he causes his loved ones incredible hardship. Fugui’s father dies from a heart attack upon hearing the news and his pregnant wife abandons him. Unable to put bread on the table even for himself Fugui works as a street vender and when his wife notices his uncustomary humility she returns. Within a year Fugui desires to open a shop but is unable to raise the necessary funds. Instead of money the local loan shark gives him his old shadow puppets. Soon Fugui masters the art of puppetry which increases his paltry income — but also serves as propaganda for the imminent Communist Revolution.System Requirements:Running Time: 125 Mins.Format: DVD MOVIE Genre: DRAMA Rating: NR UPC: 027616085269 Manufacturer No: M108526