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DVD Choice for July 2012

Posted July 05, 2012

 

 

Eye of the Storm 

RRP $39.95  $35.95

In the Sydney suburb of Centennial Park, two nurses, a housekeeper and a solicitor attend to Elizabeth Hunter as her expatriate son and daughter convene at her deathbed. But in dying, as in living, Mrs Hunter remains a powerful force on those who surround her. Based on the novel by Nobel Prize winner Patrick White, Eye of the Storm is a savage exploration of family relationships — and the sharp undercurrents of love and hate, comedy and tragedy, which define them.

 

Love Like Poison

RRP $29.95  $26.95

Teenaged Anna comes home from her Catholic boarding school to discover that her father has left. Her mother, devastated, has confined herself in the company of the local priest, while Anna clings to her beloved grandfather. Amidst her grief, Anna also grows close to Pierre, a free-spirited - and atheist - teenager. As Anna prepares for her confirmation, her budding desire for Pierre shakes her faith. She longs to give herself over, body and soul, but doesn't know if God should be the recipient or someone else...

 

Hell

RRP $29.95  $26.95

Once the source of life, light and warmth, the sun has now turned the entire world into a baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzlingly bright. Maria, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains in the search of rumoured water. Along the way they meet the mysterious Tom, who proves indispensible, but will he betray them at the next opportunity? As the tension grows, their paths cross with a new group of people and now their real battle for survival begins.

 

The Skin I Live In

RRP $39.95  $35.95

Ever since his wife was burned in a car crash, Dr. Robert Ledgard, an eminent plastic surgeon, has been interested in creating a new skin with which he could have saved her. After twelve years he manages to cultivate a skin that is a real shield against every assault. In addition to years of study and experimentation, Robert needed a further three things: no scruples, an accomplice and a human guinea pig. Scruples were never a problem. Marilia, the woman who looked after him from the day he was born, is his most faithful accomplice. And as for the human guinea pig…


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