Director: Ryu Murakami
DVD Release Date: August 5
Long out of print, the cult classic returns to DVD! A timid Japanese college girl, Ai, tries to make ends meet as a S&M bondage girl for hire within a world of wealthy businessmen & lavish Tokyo penthouses. Her quest for true love and happiness contrasts with the dark nighttime in Tokyo, ridden with perverse sex and drugs. From the writer of “Audition.
Directors: Michael Andre, Nikka Kalashnikova
Cast: Michael Andre, Nikka Kalashnikova
DVD Release Date: August 5
Part crazed road film, part acidic commentary on the power struggle of the sexes, Jupiter Love is a turbo-charged film that grips the viewers with its twists of sexual psychopathology. A digital artist drives interstate to her first solo exhibit. On the open road a lone male driver pulls up along side and start videotaping her. The film eschews expectation as she sexually teases & taunts him. Crazed and enraged he repeatedly rams her car and she reacts by laughing. What follows is an allegorical decent to the raw nerve of male sexual-psychosis. As his obsession deepens, follows by stalking, fits of rage, and paranoid monologue, his increasing futile attempts to overpower her only reveal to us who has the control and own the power. With cruelty and contempt, she is a key player and orchestrator of the unfolding drama.
Jim is a young closefisted Chinese American living in LA who desperately finds himself with a stack of white flower themed disposable cameras, fleur-de-lis invitations, a number of champagne bottles, and a ten-thousand dollar engagement ring bill. The only thing missing is a bride. In financial debt and miserable for having his fiancé leave two weeks prior to Valentine’s day, Jim tries to resurface his dignity and wash away his wretchedness by asking his best friend, a Japanese hitman whose passion for cooking fancy entrees extends far beyond his kitchen, to kill him just in time to miss the Hallmark holiday. With less than four days to live, Jim, while wearing his wedding tuxedo the entire time, treks to the mountains to find his fate, meet a pizza delivery boy with lucky charms, the funeral spot of his choice, and a girl. Stars James Kyson Lee of the hit horror film ‘Shutter’ and regular on TV’s ‘Heroes’.
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Director: João Batista de Andrade
Cast:Leonardo Vieira, Simone Spoladore,
Leopoldo Pacheco, Eva Wilma, José Dumont, Kaio Pezutti
DVD Release Date: July 8
The story of a simple Brazilian family engaged in the political life of the 1950s; from the suicide of President Getúlio Vargas, the establishment of martial law in 1964 and the tumultuous two decades that followed culminating in the death of President Tancredo Neves, responsible for the re-democratization
of the country.
Within their simple livesay the dreams of Brazilian politics: the illusions, fears, terrors, and disappointments, as lived by ordinary citizens left with only their own hopes and tragedies..
The documentary tells the story of journalist Vladimir Herzog, nicknamed Vlado, who was tortured and murdered during the repression years of Brazilian military dictatorship.
The journalist Vladimir Herzog, known as Vlado, in October 25, 1975 is called to present himself at a police station in Sao Paulo. The political regime, a dictatorship, had taken many as political prisoners and many were artists and journalists. Vlado with the firm belief he had nothing to hide goes to the DOI-CODI police station. A few hours after arriving at the police station the news of his death becomes public and announced as suicide.
Director Joao Batista now attempts to register on camera the events that took place at the time. The testimonies of many such as archbishops, journalists, artists, writers and Vlado’s widow Clarice Herzog provide an insight of the dictatorship in Brazil.
Blackmail, Extortion, Prostitution, Drugs and Rape are part of the mix in this classic french exploitation film..
A young hipster has befriended a bevy of beautiful, rich, Socialite girls that love to party. He and his partner set up a scheme to use the girls for their own needs, photographing them in compromising situations and then blackmailing them and their parents with the evidence of their scandalous lifestyles.
They may have bitten off more than they can chew though, as the girls and their parents react with a passion that has to be seen to be believed. They were made of sugar and spice and everything nice… Except for what they did!
Lost for more than 30 years this film is now available, lovingly restored and brought to you exclusively by Independent International Films and Cinema Epoch.
The story typically goes: you fall head over heals in love, have lots of sex, make a commitment, move in together, start sharing your dreams and goals, buy a house, maybe raise a child or two, care for each other when times are tough and eventually grow old together. This is the American dream and what most of us strive for – to share our lives with someone special.
The documentary explores the intimate lives of five gay male couples; the forces that bring them together, the journeys they face, and the culture in which they survive and thrive. Each of the couples have been selected because they embody the unique characteristics of a distinct period along a continuum in the life of a gay couple and have interesting stories to tell. Ben & Tyler, one year; Frank & Lee, seven years; Bill & David, 10 years; Todd & Bill, 15 years; Eric & Eugene, 51 years.