A slew of new titles is on the way from Home Vision Entertainment.
Warm Water Under a Bridge From legendary filmmaker Shohei Imamura comes this comic fable for adults. A frustrated unemployed architect learns of a treasure hidden inside an old house near a red bridge in a remote fishing village. Upon arriving he encounters, a beautiful young woman with an “unusual” condition who lives with her grandmother in the old house. The relationship that builds between them becomes both vital and volatile.
The DVD will have a suggested retail price of $29.95.
Black and White in Color Winner of the 1976 Academy Award(tm) for Best Foreign Language film, Black and White in Color is a voracious and timely satire on racism, colonialism, and war. Set in the Ivory Coast during the First World War, a group of bungling French colonials learn that their country is at war with Germany. Spurred on by a capricious moment of patriotism, the Frenchmen decide to attack their German neighbors.
The suggested retail price is also $29.95.
Dangerous Moves Cold War maneuvers surround a highly publicized chess tournament between a senior Soviet master and his former star pupil, now a dissident living in exile. When these two square off, everyone becomes a pawn in the larger game. Winner of the Academy Award(tm) for Best Foreign Language film in 1984, Dangerous Moves is a political thriller with an international all-star cast.
$19.95 is the SRP on this title.
Israel: A Nation is Born This six-part chronicle of the birth and development of the Jewish state is hosted and narrated by former Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Abba Eban, who also hosted Heritage: Civilization and the Jews. Eban, who played a pivotal role in realizing the dream of a Jewish state, points out that “the series is designed to provide an essential context to an inspiring human story.” Among those featured in interviews and rare archival footage are U.S.Presidents Harry Truman and Richard Nixon, and key leaders Winston Churchill, Anwar Sadat, David Ben Gurion, Golda Meir, Menachem Begin, and Yitzhak Rabin. Together with Eban’s firsthand testimony,this series achieves a diverse perspective of both the Arab and Israeli experience.
The set is newly subtitled in Hebrew, Russian and Spanish. Extras include letters of tribute from world leaders including President Jimmy Carter, President Bill Clinton, Secretary-General of the United Nations Kofi A. Annan, and King Abdullah II of Jordan, a 25 year historical timeline from 1978 through the present, a video tribute to Abba Eban featuring Henry Kissinger, Arthur Schlesinger and Mrs. Abba Eban, an insert booklet which reprints The New York Times tribute to Abba Eban and contains a 120 year historical timeline and an interview with former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.
The set is priced at $59.95.
All DVDs will be released on June 24th.