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  1. Miserables, Les (2000) (2004)

    Subject
    French studies; Literature
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 172 minutes), £19.99

    A television adaptation of the story by Victor Hugo, set in France in 1796.

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  2. Winged Migration (2004)

    Subject
    Biology; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 86 minutes), £19.99

    Documentary about the migratory patterns of birds stunningly filmed over three years using no special effects. 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, remote-controlled gliders, helicopters and...

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  3. Falstaff (2002 Television, Video)

    Director
    Pierre Cavassilas; Ruggero Cappuccio
    Subject
    Drama; Music

    Verdi’s opera directed for stage by Ruggero Cappuccio and recorded live for television by Pierre Cavasillas. Riccardo Muti conducts the Chorus and Orchestra of Teatro alla Scala. Ambrogio Maestri is Falstaff.

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  4. Canterbury Tales, The (2001)

    Director
    Pier Paolo Pasolini
    Subject
    English language and literature; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 107 minutes), £14.99

    Pasolini takes the role of Chaucer in a vivid and grotesque adaptation of some of Chaucer’s bawdy tales. The dual format Blu-Ray edition includes an alternative English-language version presented with...

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  5. Titus (1999 Film, Video)

    Director
    Julie Taymor
    Producer
    Julie Airoldi; Jody Patton; Julie Taymor
    Subject
    Drama
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 155 minutes), £5.99

    Julie Taymor’s film version of Titus Andronicus, based on her 1994 off-Broadway production, with Anthony Hopkins as Titus and Jessica Lange as Tamora. This adaptation is both ‘stylised and...

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  6. Tea with Mussolini (1998 Film)

    aka: Tea with Mussolini

    Director
    Franco Zeffirelli
    Producer
    Riccardo Tozzi; Giovannella Zannoni; Clive Parsons

    Feature film comedy drama, based on Zeffirelli’s autobiography, concerning a group of elderly expatriate English women living in Florence in 1934. One of the group (Mary), who are known as the...

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  7. Macbeth (1998 Audio)

    Subject
    Drama; Music

    A recording of Verdi’s Macbeth recorded live at La Scala, Milan in 1952. Maria Callas sings the role of Lady Macbeth and Enzo Mascherini is Macbeth. The Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus are conducted...

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  8. Macbeth Horror Site di Carmelo Bene Da William Shakespeare (1997 Film, Television)

    aka: Macbeth Horror Suite

    Director
    Carmelo Bene

    Made-for-television film. A giallo interpretation of Macbeth. The production was first staged at the Festival d’Automne at the Theatre de Paris in 1990.

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  9. X Hamlet (1996 Film)

    aka: Hamlet: For the Love of Ophelia

    Director
    Luca Damiano

    Hardcore pornographic adaptation enacted in Elizabeth costume.

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  10. Rome, Open City (1993)

    aka: Roma Citta Aperta

    Subject
    History; Italian studies; Media studies
    Distribution
    Sale, DVD (Region 2 PAL, 103 minutes), £15.99

    Often seen as the true beginning of neo-realism with its documentary-style imagery and the authenticity of its performances, Rossellini’s classic tells the story of resistance under German occupation....

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