He has a way with words

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Werner Herzog’s special message to one and all.

Have a very Herzog New Year – perhaps even celebrate with a tattoo of the man himself:

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..or maybe it’s best to get better acquainted with his work first. Now is the time then to remind yourself of the masterpieces – which is handy as a new WERNER HERZOG COLLECTION has just been issued by the BFI on DVD – especially as perhaps you’d rather design your own Herzog-inspired tat. A massive Kinski-Fitzcarraldo face on your back, perhaps?

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 Or perhaps a penguin, tragically walking in the wrong direction…

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Or not. As you prefer. The films are still worth watching..

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The 18 film box set includes the kind of excellent special features you’d expect from the BFI and a booklet full of articles etc.

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 No there isn’t.

posted by Dixie Turner

VIDEO CITY T-SHIRT: #1 CITIZEN KANE – NOW IN STOCK.

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Hand screen-printed and designed especially for Video City by staff-member, Dixie, this Forgotten Title t-shirt is intended to be the first in a series of tongue-in-cheek designs based around the idea of film descriptions when you can’t remember the title – and sometimes misremember the film…!

Order through the blog, by email, by phone  – or in person!

ON SALE IN THE SHOP TODAY – VARIOUS SIZES.

£12 EACH.

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BUY YOUR FILMS HERE

– well, in our shop.

WE HAVE THOUSANDS OF FILMS TO BUY IN STORE – AND WE CAN GET YOU ANY OTHER FILM AVAILABLE WITHIN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

PLUS, IF YOU NEED ADVICE – GUESS WHAT? – REAL PEOPLE WHO HAVE ACTUALLY WATCHED FILMS ARE ON HAND TO ADVISE YOU!

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EXCEPT, MAYBE, THOSE NEEDS… IT’S A FAMILY STORE…

MERRY CHRISTMAS.

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POSTED BY DIXIE TURNER

In a Shop Close, Close By…

THE FORCE IS STRONG

ea_star_wars_darth_vader.0_cinema_640.0 THE STAR WARS COLLECTION IS ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE ON DVD!!

Having been withdrawn on DVD for a darn long time – available only to those few blue ray fans – Star Wars is back (in time to benefit from sequel hysteria? Coincidence, surely…)

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Queues of eager would-be stormtroopers brave the weather at the recent open auditions.

STAR WARS IV-VI & I-III:

Available in 2 collections and in store now (to rent and buy).

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Elvis and Mizoguchi – Bedfellows at Last…. (On the Recent Additions Shelf)

MIZOGUCHI BOXSET:

181468-playerThe Japanese master, director of the masterpiece Ugetsu Monogatari. Four of his films are collected here by Artificial Eye, including Sisters of the Gion.

In stock to rent and buy.

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ELVIS:

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For fans of the King, this is probably the best biopic available – John Carpenter directs Kurt Russell and Shelley Winters.

by Dixie Turner

Christmas Spook-tacular From The Crypts Of The BFI

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Have a ghoul yule with the BFI’s latest box-set  – a collection of 12 tales both macabre and malignant, including 9 adaptations of stories by M.R. James. These stories were originally aired by the BBC on a Christmas Eve throughout the ’70s and they are now back (safely bundled together in a tight box where you can keep an eye on them) to chill your spine whilst your belly warms on pies and pud. Enjoy!

CHRISTMAS GIFT RECOMMENDATIONS:

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So, once again, it’s that time of year that makes your brain explode. 15,000 people to buy presents for and not a single clue for any of them – it’s a miracle if you won’t end up accidentally wrapping the Christmas tree and stuffing the dog in the oven. So. What to do? OBVIOUSLY, we recommend you don’t go out of your mind this Christmas and instead relax and have a chat with our oh-so-chatty staff who will have loads of ideas and can help you pick a good selection of pressies for all.

On top of that, a number of customers have asked us for a list of Christmas gift recommendations, so here we are:

***Box Sets For Lovers of Classic Cinema:

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HITCHCOCK (VARIOUS AVAILABLE inc. EARLY YEARS)

POWELL AND PRESSBURGER COLLECTION (without a doubt one of the best box sets in the shop – can’t go wrong with this one – inc. Matter of Life and Death, Red Shoes, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Black Narcissus + 7 others)

BETTE DAVIS (VARIOUS AVAILABLE)

JAMES BOND (every Bond except the latest, obviously)

DAVID LEAN COLLECTION: (inc. Brief Encounter, Great Expectations, Oliver Twist + 7 others)

FILM NOIR COLLECTION (inc.: The Killers, Double Indemnity, Out of the Past + 6 other classics)

BILLY WILDER (VOLS 1&2)

***Box Sets For Lovers of Foreign Cinema:

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MICHAEL HANEKE

LOUIS MALLE (1&2)

FRANCOIS TRUFFAUT

NEO-REALIST COLLECTION (inc. Rome, Open City, Bicycle Thieves, Miracle in Milan, Umberto D, I Vitelloni)

FELLINI (VARIOUS AVAILABLE)

HERZOG/KINSKI (inc.Aguirre, Fitzcarraldo +3 others + the exceptional documentary, My Best Fiend)

***Box Sets For Lovers of More Contemporary Cinema:

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SPIKE LEE COLLECTION (inc. Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever + 3 others)

MIKE LEIGH COLLECTION (inc. Secrets and Lies, Naked, Vera Drake + 6 others)

SCORSESE COLLECTION

JIM JARMUSCH (VOL1&2)

***Box Sets For Children:

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TINTIN

HOME ALONE

ASTERIX

MADELINE/MATHILDA

STAR WARS (BLU-RAY ONLY)

***TV Series Box Sets:

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BREAKING BAD

SPIRAL

MAD MEN

THE KILLING (SERIES 3 WILL BE IN STORE VERY VERY SOON)

MODERN FAMILY

THE BRIDGE

DEADWOOD

DOWNTON ABBEY (1-3)

***Box Sets for Lovers of Non-Fiction:

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DAVID ATTENBOROUGH (VARIOUS AVAILABLE i.e. Life of Mammals, Planet Earth etc)

THE STORY OF FILM

ANDREW MARR’S HISTORY OF THE WORLD

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

PRIVATE LIFE OF A MASTERPIECE

**Individual Titles for The ‘Quick Gift’:

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LONDON THE MODERN BABYLON

SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN (AVAILABLE FROM THE 22ND)

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ARTHUR CHRISTMAS

DARK KNIGHT RISES

ROYAL AFFAIR

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DIANA VREELAND – THE EYE HAS TO TRAVEL

PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (CARL DREYER)

***AND IF YOU’RE STILL STUCK AFTER ALL THAT, THERE’S ALWAYS THE TRUSTY GIFT VOUCHER***

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