Tag Archive: Blu-ray

Win Korean smash hit THE THIEVES on Blu-ray

Dong-hoon Choi’s The Thieves set box office records last year, becoming the second highest-grossing film in Korean history. Boasting a star-studded cast of Korean and Hong Kong actors — including Kim Yun-seok (The Yellow Sea), Johnnie To regular Simon Yam (Vengeance), Park Chan-wook regular Dal-su Oh (Thirst), Lee Jung-Jae (The Housemaid), Kim Hye-Soo and Gianna Jun — this slick film …

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Win ARBITRAGE on Blu-ray

One of last year’s most pleasantly surprising performances was Richard Gere’s great turn as a morally bankrupt hedge-fund magnate in Arbitrage, a taut thriller and engaging character study from documentary director Nicholas Jarecki (The Ousider) — half-brother of Eugene (The House I Live In) and Andrew (Capturing the Friedmans). The eternally handsome Gere relishes this …

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Win SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN on Blu-ray

One of the most unlikely film success stories of last year was Malik Bendjelloul’s musical detective documentary Searching For Sugar Man, which followed the fascinating journey of two South Africans as they attempt to discover what happened to their mysterious ’70s folk hero, Rodriguez. After screening to rave reviews around the festival circuit last year — …

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Win the GANTZ movie collection on Blu-ray

Hiroya Oku’s wildly successful manga Gantz has recently been given another adaptation in Japan — following Ichiro Itano’s popular anime series of the same name — this time in the form of two live action films, simply titled Gantz and Gantz: Perfect Answer. Directed by Shinsuke Sato, the films follow a pair of high school students, Kurono (Kazunari Ninomiya) and Kato (Ken’ichi Matsuyama), …

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Win YOUR SISTER’S SISTER on Blu-ray

One of the most charming and crowd-pleasing films of the 2012 NZ International Film Festival was Lynn Shelton’s latest dramedy Your Sister’s Sister. The Humpday writer/director reunites with mumblecore fixture Mark Duplass who stars as Jack, an aimless 30-something guy who hasn’t recovered from the death of his brother one year ago. His best friend, Iris (Emily …

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Win BERNIE on Blu-Ray

Richard Linklater’s true-crime black comedy Bernie is out now on Blu-Ray/DVD in New Zealand, and A Fistful of Culture has three copies to giveaway this week thanks to Madman. The film reunites the director with his School of Rock star Jack Black, playing a charming small-town funeral director who makes the mistake of befriending an unpopular and controlling elderly widow (Shirley …

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Win A ROYAL AFFAIR on BLU-RAY

Denmark’s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming Academy Awards and Golden Globes is A Royal Affair, a lavish and impressively acted historical drama set in the 18th century which tells the fascinating true story of an ordinary man who wins the Queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Written and directed by Nikolaj Arcel …

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Win a copy of MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO on BLU-RAY!

Hayao Miyazaki’s 1988 treasure My Neighbor Totoro is finally being released on Blu-ray this week, and A Fistful of Culture is delighted to have three copies to giveaway courtesy of Madman. The landmark film is widely regarded as an anime high-water mark and is a personal favourite of mine; I maintain that few animated films have equalled it …

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