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General's Son
(1990 Im Kwon Taek)

This film is based on a real person in Korean history whom some may regard to be sort of a patriot. As the title may imply he was son of a famous Korean general who recruited militia to fight against the Japanese. This guy was a market protection gangster who was said to have even killed men with single kicks! The pacing of the movie is as lush and operatic as the Godfather and the story immensely enjoyable to follow. Those of you who are interested in yakuza movies and Hong Kong gangster movies try this out for size. One of the best things about this movie is the intense fight scenes; don't expect flying kung fu kicks but they are surprisingly well choreographed and very cool at that. You might like to know that this film was made just before Korean movies started getting their slick, stylish, Hollywood-killer treatment they're getting now. Want to see what Korean films were like before then whilst still managing to pull off some gems?
[Spectrum] Region 3
Gespenster
(2005 Christian Petzold)

A man travels from Paris to Berlin in search of his wife. He finds her in a psychiatric hospital in Spandau and takes her back to Paris. Every year, the wife makes the journey to Berlin, desperately searching for her daughter who was abducted in 1989 at the age of three. She was never found. The wife ends up meeting a young vagabond named Nina. A drifter who doesn't seem to have a home of her own, Nina roams about the city with Toni, taking the world as it comes, stealing whatever she can. The wife is convinced that Nina is her lost daughter.
[Good Movies]Region 0
Ghost Dog
(2000 Jim Jarmusch)

Inner-city dweller Ghost Dog rises above the chaos that surrounds him by adopting the strict lifestyle of the samurai warrior in director Jim Jarmusch's crime drama, nominated for an Independent Spirit Award. He's sworn lifelong service to Louie (John Tourney), the small-time mobster who once saved his life -- even if that means committing murders for the man. But the limits of Ghost Dog's allegiance are tested.
[Artisan] Region 1
Gideon's Daughter
(2006 Stephen Poliakoff)

Gideon Warner is a hugely successful public relations consultant to the wealthy, to politicians, to businessmen and rising starlets. With all his skills, he is the perfect man to package the Millennium celebrations and sell them to the rest of the world. But disillusioned with the world in which he works and increasingly concerned over the growing distance between himself and his daughter, Gideon takes less and less notice of his business, just as clients seem to want him more and more. He clings to his slowly flourishing relationship with Stella - a mother grieving for her dead son - as his world spins further out of control. Only together can they make it stop.

2-Disc Special Edition
[BBC] Region 2
Gladiator
(2010 Ridley Scott)

An epic adventure that calls to mind the big-budget Hollywood films of the past, Ridley Scott's thrilling film is a raucous, engaging, and highly impressive spectacle. Maximus, a well-respected general, is stripped of his rank when the scheming Commodus takes over the Roman Empire in 180 AD. Maximus finds himself fighting for his life in the vicious gladiator arenas, where he uses his fame to spark unrest among the oppressed Roman citizens, firing up Commodus's anger and setting the stage for the ultimate battle.

This 3-DVD set includes the extended version of the feature film, introduction by director Ridley Scott, trivia track, new audio commentary by Scott and star Russell Crowe, plus DVD documentary and DVD of behind-the-scenes footage.
[Dreamworks] Region 1
Godfather, The
There’s been some suspicion about the way some studios have shovelled back catalogue movies onto the DVD format without taking the time to genuinely enhanced the picture and sound quality of the productions to make such a format upgrade worthwhile. You can aim no such qualms at Paramount Pictures with its sublime "Godfather Trilogy" box set, which takes arguably cinema’s most acclaimed trilogy of films (well, the first two anyway), and gives them a useful lick of paint.

The highlight of the set, as you’d expect, remains Francis Ford Coppola’s astounding trilogy itself, a studious, gripping, cross-generational tale of the Corleone family. The first two films richly deserved their many Oscar wins, and while the third is considerably weaker, it’s still not short of many impressive moments.

"The Godfather Trilogy" is certainly one of cinema’s most impressive achievements to date.
[Paramount]Region 2
Godzilla rides again!
(1955 Motoyoshi Oda)

Tsukioka and Kobayashi fly scout planes for a small fishing fleet, based in Osaka. A mechanical problem forces Kobayashi to set his plane down on remote Iwato island, and as he and Tsukioka are trying to make repairs, they are drawn to the sound of a horrendous conflagration and discover two enormous dinosaurs battling each other amid the snowy wastes of the island. After successfully taking off, they report their findings to the government in Tokyo, and Dr. Yamane (Takashi Shimura) determines that one of the dinosaurs is the same species as Godzilla, and both creatures are just as dangerous as the first Godzilla.
[Toho Master] Region 1
Going in Style
(2917 Zach Braff)


Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine and Alan Arkin team up as lifelong buddies Willie, Joe and Al, who decide to buck retirement and step off the straight and narrow for the first time in their lives when their pension fund becomes a corporate casualty. Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, the three risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money.
[Warner]Region 2
GoJoe
(Sogo Ishii)

"With the deterioration of the aristocracy and the rise of the warrior class began a brutal era. Long wars between the Heike and Genji clans ended with the Heike ruling the land. The people hoped for a lasting peace, but found only pestilence and disaster. And when began the nightly slaughter of Heike warriors at Kyoto's Gojoe Bridge, there rose the fear that the capital's festering misfortune had awoken a demonollowing his conversion to Buddhism, Musahibo Benkei, a master fighter and killer for hire, vows never to take another life. His inner peace and faith in pacifism, however, is shaken and ultimately broken by the attacks from a trio of fighters known only as "the demons". Taking up his sword once more, he is forced to set out in a bid to end their murderous reign of terror...
[Optimum] Region 2
Goldfinger
(1964 Guy Hamilton)

With "Goldfinger", the James Bond series took a turn away from relatively straightforward spy thrillers and toward campy gadgetry, extravagant sets, and kitschy jokes.

Bond (Sean Connery) has to prevent a notorious gold smuggler, appropriately named Goldfinger (Gert Fröbe), from robbing Fort Knox. Goldfinger is surrounded by evil henchmen such as the sexy female pilot Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman) and Oddjob (Harold Sakata), who kills with his steel-rimmed bowler hats. In order to stop Goldfinger, Bond has to survive several perilous situations, including a huge, deadly laser.
[MGM]Region 1
Good Morning, Vietnam
(1987 Barry Levinson)

In GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, which is based on a true story, Cronauer (Robin Williams) is a nonconformist with a wicked sense of humor who is transferred from Crete to Saigon.

Outrageous and over the top, Cronauer speaks in accents, creates characters, pokes fun at everyone--including the President--and spins banned rock and roll tunes. While his antics amuse the masses, they also put him in hot water with his superior officers, particularly Lt. Steven Hauk (Bruno Kirby), who would prefer that the radio show be censored, sanitized, and completely noncontroversial. [Touchstone]Region 2
Good Woman, A
(2004 Mike Barker)

A young couple's marriage is put in jeopardy by high-society gossip.

Robert Windermere (Mark Umbers) is accused with providing a secret allowance for Mrs Erlynne (Helen Hunt), a vampish older woman of ill repute, whilst his wife, Meg (Scarlett Johansson), is attracting the attentions of Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell Moore), a notorious playboy. In the meantime Tuppy (Tom Wilkinson) is haplessly pursuing the lady of his dreams Mrs Erlynne. Amidst the tangled web of intrigue the truth begins to emerge, and it becomes apparent a dark family secret lies beneath the surface.
[Nordisk Film]Region 2
Goon
(2011 Michael Dowse)

Doug Glatt (Seann William Scott) may not be the sharpest tool in the box, but he's got a killer right hook! When his best friend (Jay Baruchel) runs into trouble, Doug's ability to beat the hell out of everyone and everything impresses the coach of a failing ice hockey team who quickly enrol him as protector of their screwed up ex-star player, La Flamme. Bonding through brawls, beer and broken bones, the team find a place in the big league. But when Doug comes fist to face with notoriously violent pro-player, Ross "The Boss" Rhea (Liev Schreiber), the gloves are well and truly off.
[EOne]Region 2
Graduate
(1967 Mike Nichols)

svensk titel: Mandomsprovet

Few films have defined a generation as much as The Graduate did. The alienation, the nonconformity, the intergenerational romance, the blissful Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack--they all served to lob a cultural grenade smack into the middle of 1967 America, ultimately making the film the third most profitable up to that time. Seen from a later perspective, its radical chic has dimmed a bit, yet it's still a joy to see Dustin Hoffman's bemused Benjamin and Anne Bancroft's deliciously decadent, sardonic Mrs Robinson. The script by Buck Henry and Calder Willingham is still offbeat and dryly funny and Mike Nichols, who won an Oscar for his direction, has just the right, light touch.
[Momentum] Region 2
Great Debaters
(2007 Denzel Washington)

When African American poet Mel Tolson (Denzel Washington) creates a debate team at historically black Wiley College in the 1930s, he pushes the team to a level of excellence that allows them to take on Harvard University. But despite public success, personal clashes foment as the father (Forest Whitaker) of one of Tolson's students (Denzel Whitaker) begins to resent his son's loyalty to his coach.
[Weinstein] Region 1
Great Outdoors
(1988 Howard Deutch)

svensk titel: Vrålet från Vildmarken

John Candy stars as Chet Ripley, an oafish paterfamilias who takes his family on a vacation at a lakeside resort. Their enjoyment is seriously compromised when brother-in-law Roman Craig shows up with his wife and kiddies. The rest of the film is an ongoing war between Ripley's carefree aggregation and Craig's obnoxiously prissy brood, and making things worse, a driving rainstorm forces both families to remain under one roof well-past their threshold of patience.
[Universal] Region 2
Gula Divisionen
(1954 Stig Olin)

Koreakriget har just slutat med vapenvila och stormakterna står på varsin sida om gränsen. I Europa råder en bräcklig fred och det kalla kriget är som mest hotande.
[Atlantic]Region 2
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