Five of iconic film director Wim Wenders' key documentaries collected together in "Wenders Classics" box set packaging with new bonus features and an exclusive limited edition collector's booklet. A must-have for Wenders fans.
Nick's Film: Lightning Over Water: In 1979, award-winning German filmmaker Wim Wenders travelled to New York City to make a movie with legendary American auteur Nicholas Ray as he lay dying of terminal cancer. Surrounded by family and friends, the director of such Hollywood classics as Rebel Without a Cause, Johnny Guitar and They Live By Night reflects on a career of triumphs and compromises as he faces his final days with hope, humour and the fierce independent spirit that defined his greatest works.
Together, Ray and Wenders create a film that is more than a documentary, telling an extraordinarily moving story about collaboration that goes beyond friendship, and ultimately, a life in cinema that transcends death itself.
Room 666: The year is 1982. Filmmakers across the globe converge on the south of France for the Cannes Film Festival, the industry's most prestigious annual event. One by one, they are led in to the cramped confines of Room 666 at the Hotel Martinez and forced to answer a difficult and engaging question: "What is the future of cinema?"
The directors become the subject when some of the film's greatest visionaries bare their souls and wax romantic about the fate of moviemaking. Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo Antonioni, Werner Herzog and Jean-Luc Godard headline an all-star cast of auteurs in this eclectic documentary by acclaimed director Wim Wenders.
Tokyo-Ga: Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders turns his camera toward the Far East in this captivating love letter to the world's most bustling metropolis. Using the films of director Yasujiro Ozu as a window into the Tokyo landscape, Wenders examines the sociology of Tokyo in both the past and present in an effort to understand the evolution of Japan's national identity.
Highlighted by an interview with fellow filmmaker Werner Herzog, Tokyo-Ga is a fascinating amalgam of personal experience and global introspection that aims to question the meaning of nostalgia in a city that thrives on change.
Notebook On Cities And Clothes: In 1989, the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris asked director Wim Wenders to create a film about the world of fashion. Initially resistant to the idea, Wenders soon became fascinated by the craft and philosophy of Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto as he prepared his new season's collection.
From the streets and studios of Tokyo to the boulevards and catwalks of Paris, Wenders uncovers the essence of Yamamoto's work while exploring the enigma of style, the language of images and the very nature of human identity. The result is an extraordinary examination of both fashion and cinema as a way of life carried along only by unique vision and vivid curiosity.
A Trick Of The Light: Long fascinated with the ever-changing culture of world cinema, exploratory director Wim Wenders pays a visit to his alma mater in an effort to recreate the magic and wonder of film in its most infantile state.
- Commentary with Wim Wenders
- "Nicholas Ray: Especially For Pierre" documentary
- Deleted Scenes
- Yamamoto: 12 Years Later documentary
Actors Nicholas Ray, Wim Wenders, Ronee Blakley, Jean-Luc Godard, Werner Herzog, Steven Spielberg, Michelangelo Antonioni, R. W. Fassbinder, Chishu Ryu, Yuharu Atsuta, Yohji Yamamoto, Udo Kier, Nadine Büttner, Christoph Merg & Otto Kuhnle
Director Wim Wenders
Certificate 15 years and over
Year 1980 ; 1982 ; 1985 ; 1989 ; 1996
Languages Various - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo