Contemporary Film

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.

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Ken Russell, 1984

£10.99

Crimes of Passion

A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...

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Claude Berri, 1986

£8.49

Recommended Star

Jean de Florette / Manon des Sources

A pairing of Claude Berri's two famed adaptations from Marcel Pagnol's story of g...

DVD

Yves Robert, 1990-91

£23.49

Must Watch Star

La Gloire de Mon Pere / Le Chateau de Ma Mere (Restored)

A pairing of Yves Robert's glorious Provencal films...

DVD

Hossein Amini, 2014

£11.99

Must Watch Star

The Two Faces of January

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac star in The Two Faces of January -...

DVD

Michael Cimino, 1980

£13.99

Must Watch Star

Heaven's Gate (Restored Director's Cut)

The complete director's cut of one of the last great epic westerns, Michael Cimin...

DVD

Walerian Borowczyk, 1971

£13.99

Must Watch Star

Blanche

One of the greatest of all medieval films, not least for its utterly distinctive realisation of a...

DVD+Blu-ray

Steve McQueen, 2013

£13.99

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12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen's essential, Oscar-winning historical slave-narrative drama, 12 Years a Slave stars...

DVD

Stephen Frears, 2013

£9.99

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Philomena

Steve Coogan and Judi Dench star in Philomena - an Oscar-nominated drama about a mother's search ...

DVD

Andrzej Wajda, 2013

£12.99

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Walesa: Man of Hope

Legendary Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda tackles the story of another of his country’s legends — ...

DVD

Woody Allen, 2013

£9.49

Must Watch Star

Blue Jasmine

Starring a magnificent Cate Blanchett in the lead role, Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine sees an elegan...

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Ken Loach, 2013

£6.99

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The Spirit of '45

The Spirit of '45 is Ken Loach's impassioned documentary- made to address a need and prevailing q...

DVD

Dustin Hoffman, 2012

£6.49

Recommended Star

Quartet

Dustin Hoffman's directorial debut, Quartet is a charming comedy drama about a group of opera sin...

DVD

Walerian Borowczyk, 1967

£13.99

Recommended Star

Walerian Borowczyk: Short Films and Animation

For the first decade of his career, Walerian Borowczyk exclusively made short fil...

DVD+Blu-ray

Bill Forsyth, 1979

£15.99

Recommended Star

That Sinking Feeling

The hilarious and inventive zero-budget debut from celebrated Scottish director Bill Forsyth (Gre...

DVD+Blu-ray

Don Sharp, 1979

£11.99

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Bear Island

Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Christopher Lee and Lloyd Bridges star in t...

DVD

Paolo Sorrentino, 2013

£6.99

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The Great Beauty

Beautiful, enthralling virtuoso filmmaking from writer/director Paolo Sorrentino (Il Divo, The Co...

DVD

Various (Documentary), 2003

£13.49

World War I in Colour

Using rare archive footage from the IWM which has been painstakingly colourised, this landmark 6 ...

DVD

Alfonso Cuaron, 2012

£15.99

Must Watch Star

Gravity

A mesmerising sci-fi thriller that has been heaped with deserved awards, Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

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