Watch these great Belgian films… tomorrow

In just about an hour, the United States will continue its unlikely World Cup run in a match against Belgium. We normally have nothing against Belgium, which is a perfectly fine country with a rich culture. But for the sake of irrational devotion in the name of an athletic competition, we’re joining the bandwagon of … Continue reading “Watch these great Belgian films… tomorrow”

In just about an hour, the United States will continue its unlikely World Cup run in a match against Belgium. We normally have nothing against Belgium, which is a perfectly fine country with a rich culture. But for the sake of irrational devotion in the name of an athletic competition, we’re joining the bandwagon of swearing off everything Belgian for the rest of the day. Sorry, waffles!

Perhaps the hardest part of swearing off Belgium is avoiding Belgian films. We can probably survive a day without watching a Belgian movie, but only after we swear them off do we realize what we’re going to miss. As with many countries, Belgium has a rich history of diverse films. Perhaps because the country rests in the shadow of the juggernaut that is French cinema (many Belgian movies are in fact produced in cooperation with French directors and studios), these films never find the wide audience that they perhaps should.

If you’re interested in watching some quality films from a great little European country, we have a few recommendations. Just… wait until tomorrow, alright?

Bullhead – HU DVD 10992
Copie Conforme – HU DVD 10031
Eldorado – Streaming video

My Life in Pink – HU DVD 5315
La Promesse – HU DVD 1490
Rosetta – HU DVD 4609
Rust and Bone – HU DVD 6207
The Triplets of Belleville – HU DVD 1225

Hindi Language and Bollywood Films

Here’s a list of some recommended Hindi language films, hand picked by a Media Services staff member who is an avid watcher of Hindi language films. The best part is that all the following films are part of the Media Services Home Use Collection. Take one home today! Recent (1990-present): 3 Idiots (2009) HU DVD … Continue reading “Hindi Language and Bollywood Films”

Here’s a list of some recommended Hindi language films, hand picked by a Media Services staff member who is an avid watcher of Hindi language films. The best part is that all the following films are part of the Media Services Home Use Collection. Take one home today!

Recent (1990-present):

3 Idiots (2009) HU DVD 7996

Bombay (1995) HU DVD 235

Chak de! India (2007) HU DVD 3688

Devdas (2002) HU DVD 8087

Hey! Ram (2000) HU DVD 226

Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) HU DVD 232

Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) HU DVD 241

In Custody (1994) HU DVD 3649

Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992) HU DVD 3743

Lagaan (2001) HU DVD 312

Mission Kashmir (2000) HU DVD 321

Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi (2008) HU DVD 8088

Rang De Basanti (2006) HU DVD 3140

Satya (1998) HU DVD 224

Veer-Zaara (2004) HU DVD 8086

Directed by Karan Johar:

All of Karan Johar films star Shahrukh Khan and have been major box office hits, making him one of the most popular directors of the past decade.

My Name Is Khan (2010) HU DVD 7380

Kal Ho Naa Ho (2003) HU DVD 742

Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001) HU DVD 3690

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) HU DVD 228

Classics:

Shree 420 (1955) HU DVD 7997

Mother India (1957) HU DVD 3178

Pyaasa (1957) HU DVD 238

Mughal-e-Azam (1960) HU DVD 3756

Bandini (1963) HU DVD 233

Guide (1965) HU DVD 236

Yaadon Ki Baarat (1973) HU DVD 3695

Umrao Jaan (1981) HU DVD 322

Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) HU DVD 3693

Amitabh Bachchan Films:

Amitabh Bachchan is one of the most famous actors of the 70’s, and a number of his films are considered classics.

Sholay (1975) HU DVD 6009

Deewaar (1975) HU DVD 225

Amar, Akbar, Anthony (1979) HU DVD 3696

Art Films&Independent Films:

Water (2005) HU DVD 3498

Earth (1998) HU DVD 4675

Ankur (1974) HU DVD 223

Gaja Gamini (2000) HU DVD 315

Junoon (1979) HU DVD 7129

Gulabi Aaina/The Pink Mirror (2003) HU DVD 3692

Salaam Bombay (1988) HU DVD 4789