Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: NR (Not Rated) Run Time: 118 minutes PartNumber: ART005BD Import only Blu Ray/Region All pressing. Acclaimed French thriller from writer-director Michael Haneke. Georges (Daniel Auteuil) is a successful TV presenter, happily married to Anne (Juliette Binoche). Their idyllic, middle-class life is suddenly derailed when Georges starts receiving tapes through the post, from someone who has been secretly filming him and his family as they go about their daily business. Gradually the tapes become more intimate and personal, suggesting that the perpetrator is someone who knows Georges well. With the police unable to help, Georges and Anne find their comfortable existence gradually unravelling into paranoia and mistrust.
Region: 99 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 2 Rated: R (Restricted) Run Time: 118 minutes Model: 4930401 PartNumber: COLD13875D Academy Award(r)-winner Juliette Binoche (1997, Best Supporting Actress, The English Patient) stars in CACHE, a psychological thriller about a TV talk show host and his wife who are terrorized by surveillance videos of their private life. Delivered by an anonymous stalker, the tapes reveal secret after secret until obsession, denial and deceit take hold of the couple and hurl them to the point of no return. CACHE is director Michael Haneke's dark vision of a relationship torn mercilessly apart by the camera's unblinking eye. Hidden throughout Cache is the sense that you should be watching every moment in this film closely, just as the protagonists are themselves being watched by someone unknown. Georges and Anne Laurents (Daniel Auteuil and Juliette Binoche) enviable lives are terrorized by the sudden arrival on their doorstep of a videotaped recording of their Parisian townhouse. Its nothing but a long, unedited shot of the facade of their house, but its disturbing nonetheless. Soon another arrives, this time of the farmhouse Georges grew up in, and then another of a car driving down a suburban street, and a walk down a hallway to a low-rent apartment. Again the videos are benign but unsettling. Then the mystery becomes more threatening when they receive gruesome postcards depicting child-like drawings of bloody, dead stick figures. Georges believes he knows who the culprit is, but for reasons all his own refuses to let his wife in on the secret. Clearly more is hidden here than just the identity of their stalker. In Cache, writer and director Michael Haneke skillfully, methodically pulls back multiple layers of deception, like new skin being pulled off an old wound. he masterfully fuses elements of his predecessors to create a film that is haunting and memorable. There is Bergman's fascination with the complexity of relationships, the suspense and lurking danger of Hitchcock, and the unique cinematic sensibility of Antonioni. In fact, the provocative final shot is practically a tribute to The Passenger--a lot of people will want to rewatch it many times to see what they can find in it (if, after watching it, you are still unsatisfied with the resolution, then watch the interview with Haneke in the DVD's special features for his insights). It's a film of great effect and intrigue. There are no easy resolutions, and the answers given in this mystery will only lead to more questions. --Daniel Vancini
Region: 1 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 1 Rated: Unrated (Not Rated) Run Time: 85 minutes Sakiko really loves money. In a twist of fate, she gets kidnapped by bank robbers who proceed to die, leaving the money they've stolen at the bottom of a swampy cave. Sakiko makes it her mission to retrieve the money, overcoming every conceivable obstacle in her mad pursuit of the hidden fortune.