A determined 12 year old boy named Ivan joins a Russian partisan regimen. He has an uncanny ability to slip quickly through enemy lines undetected, but as his missions become increasingly dangerous he is pulled from duty, something which he is quick to protest against because Ivan has an ulterior motive—to avenge the death of his family at the hands of the Nazis. Andrei Tarkovsky’s first feature film is regarded as one of the most accomplished cinematic debuts. (Region 2, $32.95)
Soundbreaking: Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music ($29.95)
From the Beatles to Beck, Elton to Adele, Hendrix to The Beastie Boys, Rolling Stones to Run DMC, this 8 part series tells the definitive story of how music was transformed by the art of recording—chronicling the extraordinary impact of studio recording on the modern world & the stories behind some of the best music ever made. With rare archival studio footage & unprecedented access to some of the most celebrated music artists, producers & industry pioneers of our time including Sir George Martin, Paul McCartney, Roger Daltrey, Brian Eno, Dave Grohl, Don Was, Jonie Mitchell, Debbie Harry, Quincy Jones & Mark Ronson.
The Five ($39.95)
When they were twelve years old, Mark, Pru, Danny & Slade were out together in the woods. Mark’s five year old brother Jesse was bothering them, so they told him to get lost. Jesse ran away. He was gone. Never seen again. , Danny—now a detective—learns some shocking news. Jesse’s DNA has been found at a murder scene. He is alive and out there. Somewhere. A thrilling 10 part series based on Harlan Coben’s Tell No One.
The Party (Region 2, $19.95)
When accident-prone Indian actor Hreundi V. Bakshi (Peter Sellers) manages to blow up an expensive Hollywood movie set—just seconds before it’s scheduled to be blown up on film - the director calls a studio executive to have the actor placed on the ‘exclusion list.’ A clerical error, however, places Bakshi on the ‘A List’ instead and earns him an invitation to the studio executive’s swanky party. Once there, he manages, with nothing but the best intentions, to create disaster! Birdy Num Nums anyone?
Francofonia: An Elegy for Europe (Region 2, $36.95)
Francofonia is the story of 2 remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard & Nazi occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-
Metternich enemies then collaborators whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. From the mast director of Faust & Russian Ark comes a fascinating exploration of the relationship between art & power.