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,...
John D. Lamond, 1979
Widely regarded as the English language Emmanuelle, this is the infamous ‘Skinemax’ classic about...
Todd Haynes, 2002
An ingenious homage to the work of Douglas Sirk, with Julianne Moore on superb form as a housewif...
Hector Babenco, 1985
An Oscar-winning performance by William Hurt is at the centre of Kiss of the Spid...
Sarah Polley, 2012
Documentary directed by Sarah Polley (Away From Her, Take This Waltz), Stories We Tell aims to sh...
Iain Softley, 1997
A sensitive and passionate rendition of the novel by Henry James, The Wings of the Dove stars Hel...
Erik Poppe, 2013
A Thousand Times Good Night tells the moving story of leading wartime photojourna...
Dario Argento, 1970
Dario Argento made his directorial debut with The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, ...
Francesco Rosi, 1984
A sumptuously beautiful film adaptation of Bizet's dramatic opera starring Placido Domingo, Julia...
Claude Berri, 1986
A pairing of Claude Berri's two famed adaptations from Marcel Pagnol's story of g...
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Lionel Jeffries, 1970
Lionel Jeffries’ beloved film version of E.S. Nesbi...