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CertificationPG Our Rating

A brilliant reworking of Alice in Wonderland by surrealist Czech filmaker Jan Svankmajer. Alice, the only human in the film, falls into a terrifying Wonderland populated by animated puppets and full of truily bizarre visuals; she changes size, becomes her own doll, when the White Rabbit loses his stuffing he simply secures his gaping chest with a safety-pin and eats the sawdust, eggs crack to reveal skulls, rolls sprout nails, steaks crawl..... but the very best scene is definitely the tea party find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A sergeant-major finds himself threatened by the heroism of an attractive new recruit and, fuelled by resentment, envy and hate, becomes obsessed with plotting the young man's downfall. Though little is spelt out explicitly in this tale of repressed emotion leading to murderous jealousy, the film is accessible and clear throughout. The director's concerns are with how a wide open colonial outpost may become a prison, how men cope with an all-male society and how the physical can mirror the metap find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A stunning visual account of man's struggle for survival in the 21st Century, a time when replicant life forms are beginning to surpass humans not just in intelligence but emotions, raising questions about our concepts of self. A post-modern sci-fi classic, THE great Hollywood movie of the '80s, the last great pre-computer film done with smoke-and-mirrors SFX and the definitive cult arthouse Sci-Fi film. This is the second version re-edited by Ridley Scott; all the good bits remain, with the onl find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

Based on Philip K Dick's "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?" this is a stunning visual account of man's struggle for survival in the 21st Century, a time when robot life forms are beginning to surpass humans in not just intelligence but emotions, raising questions about our concepts of self. This is Ridley Scott's final version of this post-modern sci-fi classic; all the good bits remain, with the only differences being the lack of narration, the downbeat ending, and the blink-and-miss-it dre find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A stunning visual account of man's struggle for survival in the 21st Century, a time when replicant life forms are beginning to surpass humans not just in intelligence but emotions, raising questions about our concepts of self. A post-modern sci-fi classic, THE great Hollywood movie of the '80s, the last great pre-computer film done with smoke-and-mirrors SFX and the definitive cult arthouse Sci-Fi film. This is the originally released version with no unicorns in a dream, a voiceover to keep y find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A chance for fans of the Bladerunner experience (and aren't we all?) to see the first ever cut of Ridley Scott's dystopian masterpiece. This workprint represents the pre-theatrical release version that offers some alternative footage and includes the voice-over narration long absent from DVD and video. An interesting companion to the final, original and director's cuts. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

The Italian adventurer and libertine Giovanni Jacopo Casanova lived from 1725 to 1798, but in this six-part series Dennis Potter attempted to find a contemporary relevance through his central themes of sex and religion. He commented that Casanova "was concerned with religious and sexual freedom, and these are the things we have to address ourselves to now." Casanova was imprisoned in Venice in 1755, and Potter used that event as a central device, constantly inter-cutting to contrast Casanova's a find out more...
CATCH-22 (1970)

Certification15 Our Rating

Adapted from the classic, absurdist, anti-war novel by Joseph Heller. "Catch-22" is the story of Yossarian, a pilot who trys to opt out of flying bombing missions by being declared insane, the catch being that anyone trying to avoid bombing missions by being insane must be sane. This dark classic catches much of the flavour of the book, the insanity, the corruption and the absurdity of war. Think MASH, but non-linear - flawed but awesome. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But back then she played the role of Sigrid, an alluring young girl who disarms and eventually drives her boss Helena to suicide. Now she is being asked to step into the other role, that of the older Helena. She departs with her assistant to rehearse in Sils Maria; a remote region of the Alps. A young Hollywood starlet with a penchant for scandal is to take find out more...


Certification18 Our Rating

A retired American academic lives a quiet, ordered and repressed existence in a beautiful old Italian mansion, but this fašade of tranquillity swiftly collapses when a decadent aristocratic family rent the apartment above, their lascivious lifestyle laying bare the torment that lurks beneath his exterior. 'The Conversation Piece' is a dark head trip of a journey, a claustrophobic and sexually charged drama heavy with the scent of irretreviably damaged lives. find out more...