If you're ever tempted to mutter "they don't make 'em like that any more," a brief look at contemporary film on DVD will teach you the error of your ways. The list of modern classics grows every year. Contemporary film makers are breaking new ground (Brokeback Mountain, anyone?) and reinvigorating traditional genres (e.g. Collateral). This is how they make 'em these days - and we should be glad.
Ken Russell, 1984
A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...
Michael Cimino, 1980
The complete director's cut of one of the last great epic westerns, Michael Cimin...
Claude Berri, 1986
A pairing of Claude Berri's two famed adaptations from Marcel Pagnol's story of g...
Don Sharp, 1979
Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges star in t...
Roger Michell, 2013
A beautifully observed and poignant story from Roger Michell, Le Week-End stars Jim Broadbent and...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Wes Anderson, 2014
A comedy set in 1920s Europe, Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel stars Ralph...
Yves Robert, 1990-91
A pairing of Yves Robert's glorious Provencal films...
Stephen Frears, 2013
Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in Philomena - an Oscar-nominated drama about a mother's search ...
Margaret Williams, 2013
A landmark anniversary production of Benjamin Britten's greatest opera on the ver...
Clio Barnard, 2013
Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s story of the same name, The Selfish Giant is a contemporary fable about...
Yaron Zilberman, 2012
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Christopher Walken, Catherine Keener and Mark Ivanir star as the players ...