Pedro Almodovar - The Collection Vol. 1  & Vol.2 DVD Boxsets only £9.85 each with voucher + Free Delivery @ Zavvi
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Pedro Almodovar - The Collection Vol. 1 & Vol.2 DVD Boxsets only £9.85 each with voucher + Free Delivery @ Zavvi

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Pedro Almodovar - The Collection Vol. 1

The most celebrated Spanish filmmaker since Luis Bunuel, and arguably one of the most consistently successful directors currently working anywhere, Pedro Almodovar was born in Calzada de Calatrava, La Mancha, in 1951. Aged sixteen Almodovar moved to Madrid, purchased his first movie camera and immersed himself in the newly liberated city and its art-punk movement known as La Movida. Gradually graduating to 16mm, the completion of Almodovar's first feature, Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) was an hilarious, shocking statement of intent which ably demonstrated what life could be like post-Franco.

The films in this box set include the director's outrageous debut - inspired by his time fronting a glam rock punk band - alongside Dark Habits (1983), What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984) and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988). As well as establishing long-standing collaborations with an acting troupe that included Carmen Maura, the films from this period also display his lively visual style, vibrant sense of humour and investment in complex female characters - making this boxset a superb introduction to Almodovar's unique, darkly comic take on the world we live in.

Pedro Almodovar - The Collection - Vol. 2

The most celebrated Spanish filmmaker since Luis Bunuel, and arguably one of the most consistently successful directors currently working anywhere, Pedro Almodovar was born in Calzada de Calatrava, La Mancha, in 1951. Aged sixteen Almodovar moved to Madrid, purchased his first movie camera and immersed himself in the newly liberated city and its art-punk movement known as La Movida. Gradually graduating to 16mm, the completion of Almodovar's first feature, Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980) was an hilarious, shocking statement of intent which ably demonstrated what life could be post-Franco.

The films in this box set include Matador (1986), a fable about sex, death and bull-fighting which Almodovar proclaimed the 'weirdest' film of his career, and The Flower of My Secret (1995), which signaled a new maturity and emotional depth which could continue to distinguish films such as All About My Mother. Also included here are Law of Desire (1987) and Kika (1993), the former a classic tale of romantic obsession starring a young Antonio Banderas, the latter an outrageous media satire featuring Victoria Abril in costumes by Jean-Paul Gaultier. All four are quintessential Almodovar.

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Great films.

May I be the first to say Pedro who?

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[EDIT]: I've (only) heard of (the title) "Volver" but I haven't seen any of this Director's work. I'm obviously the one missing out!

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May I be the first to say Pedro who? ;)BFN,fp.[EDIT]: I've (only) heard … May I be the first to say Pedro who? ;)BFN,fp.[EDIT]: I've (only) heard of (the title) "Volver" but I haven't seen any of this Director's work. I'm obviously the one missing out!



I saw one of his films, Talk To Her i think, when I lived in Sweden. So a spanish film with swedish subtitles and mediocre skills in both languages and still enjoyed every minute of it., Not for everyone.

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down is probably his most accessible.

His films are class A. Loved the matador one

Heat added, great deal.

Buy it, buy it now. Most of his films contain some sort of sexual perversion.
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