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Persuasion | DVD | (02/04/2007)
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A new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic.
The Contract | DVD | (10/09/2007)
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Ray Keene (Cusack) a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son is trying to bring Cordell (Freeman) a world-class assassin to justice. All the while he must protect his son and evade an assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness.
The Little Vampire | DVD | (01/10/2007)
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A Movie The Whole Family Can Sink Their Teeth Into. For Tony Thompson (Jonathan Lipnicki Stuart Little Jerry Maguire) third grade really bites. He's in a new school in a new country and he's having trouble fitting in. But things change when Tony befriends a young vampire and goes on fang-tastic flying adventures eluding vampire hunters and driving the countryside of Scotland batty. Written by Larry Wilson (The Addams Family Beetlejuice) and Karey Kirkpatrick (Chicken Run James and the Giant Peach) The Little Vampire is a comedy the whole family can sink their teeth into!
Holocaust / Wallenberg Double Set | DVD | (28/01/2013)
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Revelation Films presents the classic dramatizations of history's most tragic atrocity with two powerful and thought-provoking series, Holocaust and Wallenberg: A Hero's Story, which appear in one DVD box set for the very first time. Starring Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, Holocaust tells the story of tragedy and triumph for one family over an entire decade during the height of World War II and is brilliantly acted by an internationally acclaimed cast. It remains one of the most highly regarded dramas ever made, over 30 years after its original broadcast. Richard Chamberlain stars as one of World War II’s greatest humanitarians in the two-part Emmy Award-winning miniseries, Wallenberg: A Hero's Story. This is the true story of a courageous Swedish diplomat who saved the lives of up to 100,000 Jews, and is superbly acted by Chamberlain, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal Raoul Wallenberg.
Sleepwalkers | DVD | (09/10/2003)
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Stephen King's Sleepwalkers is about a half-human, half-cat race of shape shifters called, for no apparent reason, sleepwalkers. Hunky Charles Brady (Brian Krause) and his incestuous mother (Alice Krige) are sleepwalkers, and they've come to the small town of Travis, Indiana, where they've somehow acquired a nice house and false identities. They need virgin souls to survive and have fixated on local beauty Tanya (Madchen Amick from Twin Peaks). That's about it for the story--from then on it's a series of chase scenes full of badly done gore. King must have been sleepwalking himself when he wrote this screenplay: the dialogue is terrible, the characters are cardboard, and the plotting is clumsy. Combine that with mediocre acting, thoughtless direction, slapdash editing, and cheesy special effects, and you have Sleepwalkers. Amick comes off reasonably well and there are cameos by King, Clive Barker, and horror directors John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Joe Dante (Gremlins), and Tobe Hooper (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre). But really, if you're interested in were-cats, see the original Cat People, starring Simone Simon; it's both sexier and scarier. --Bret Fetzer, Amazon.com
Solomon Kane | DVD | (28/06/2010)
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As a mercenary of Queen Elizabeth I fighting in Africa Solomon Kane encounters a demon and realises he must seek redemption or have his soul condemned to hell. He returns to England and lives a life of peace but soon the doings of an evil sorcerer upset his plans and he must take up arms again. Based on the pulp magazine character created in 1928 by Robert E Howard.
Dinotopia | DVD | (26/12/2002)
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Kids will love this sweeping story of two brothers whose plane crashes on a mysterious island called Dinotopia, where human beings live in harmony with dinosaurs--the herbivores, anyway. The carnivores present a problem, as the humans' defences against them--a mystical power source called sunstones--are losing strength. As they try to save the island, Carl and David (Tyron Leitso and Wentworth Miller) struggle not only with tyrannosaurs and prehistoric crocodiles, but also with repressive Dinotopian traditions and a scheming malcontent (David Thewlis) who stirs up all kinds of trouble. Meanwhile, they also wrestle with each other over the lovely daughter of the mayor of Waterfall City (Katie Carr). The pacifist ideals of Dinotopia are refreshing, but it's the special effects that will hook viewers: riding on the backs of brachiosaurs, flying atop pteranadons, arguing in court with triceratops and ankylosaurs. Anyone fascinated with dinosaurs (and who isn't?) will enjoy this whimsical fantasy. A host of British character actors also helps keep the human side of this four-hour mini-series lively; Alice Krige (also known as the Borg Queen in Star Trek: First Contact) gets a much more benevolent role here. --Bret Fetzer
Persuasion | Blu Ray | (02/08/2010)
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A new adaptation of one of Jane Austen's most admired novels - the story of a woman who gets a second chance. Anne (Sally Hawkins) fell deeply in love with handsome young naval officer Frederick Wentworth (Rupert Penry-Jones) at the age of nineteen. But with neither fortune nor rank to recommend him Anne's family were against the match and persuaded her to break off the engagement. Eight years later Anne has lived to regret her decision. She never stopped loving Frederick and when he returns from sea having made his fortune and reputation she can only watch as every eligible young woman in the district falls at his feet. Can Frederick forgive Anne for listening to her family instead of her heart?
Sharpe's Honour / Sharpe's Gold | DVD | (10/06/2002)
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Based on the novels by Bernard Cornwell, Sharpe (1993-7) ran to 14 full-length television films that follow the adventures of the titular soldier through the later years of the Napoleonic Wars. The programmes are an outstanding achievement for the small screen, dominated by Sean Bean’s central performance as the heroic, troubled outsider who turns out to be a resourceful and loyal leader. Bolstered by a strong supporting cast, particularly Daragh O'Malley as Harper and (in later episodes) Abigail Cruttenden as Jane, Sharpe is often visually striking, the action tense and gripping. Consistency is maintained by all 14 episodes being directed by Tom Clegg. On the DVD: Sharpe on DVD contains a photo gallery and several screens of background text. The sound is full-bodied stereo while the very "sharp" (pun intended) picture has been transferred slightly letterboxed at 14:9. Though looking much better than the original TV transmissions the occasionally cropped framing makes it apparent the films were shot in 16:9 widescreen, so it is regrettable they have not been transferred to DVD in that format. Otherwise these are first-rate releases.--Gary S Dalkin
Institute Benjamenta | Blu Ray | (24/05/2010)
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Inspired by the writings of the Swiss novelist Robert Walser Institute Benjamenta is the first live-action feature from the acclaimed surrealist animators the Quay Brothers. Jakob (Mark Rylance) enrols into the Benjamenta Institute a dilapidated boarding school for the training of servants. He then tries to unravel the hidden mysteries of the school his fellow pupils and Frau and Herr Benjamenta the siblings who run it. A fascinating symphony of light and shade constructed on the prevailing Quay themes of death decay and nothingness.
Skin | DVD | (05/10/2009)
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Skin is one of the most moving stories to emerge from apartheid South Africa: Sandra Laing is a black child born in the 1950s to white Afrikaners unaware of their black ancestry. Her parents are rural shopkeepers serving the local black community who lovingly bring her up as their 'white' little girl. But at the age of ten Sandra is driven out of white society. The film follows Sandra's thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance betrayal to reconciliation as she struggles to define her place in a changing world - and triumphs against all odds.
Serpent And The Rainbow, The / John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars / Stephen King's Sleepwalkers | DVD | (06/09/2004)
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Sleepwalkers: Charles Brady and his mother Mary aren't your average American family. They are Sleepwalkers nomadic shape-shifting creatures with human and feline origins. Vulnerable only to the scratch of a cat they thrive on the life-force of virginal flesh... And now's the time to eat... Master of the unimaginable Stephen King creates a new force in fear as high school student Tanya Robertson takes on the terror of the blood-sucking creatures as they unleash an horrific campaign of murder and mutilation in their deadly quest for flesh. Ghosts Of Mars: It's their planet: we are the aliens... 200 years in the future a Martian police unit is dispatched to transport a dangerous prisoner from a mining outpost back to justice. But when the team arrives they find the town deserted and some of the inhabitants possessed by the former inhabitants of the planet. Serpent And The Rainbow: Wes Craven directs this terrifying story of one man's nightmarish journey into the eerie and deadly world of voodoo. A Harvard anthropologist is sent to Haiti to retrieve a strange powder that is said to have the power to bring human beings back from the dead. In his quest to find the miracle drug the cynical scientist enters the rarely seen netherworld of walking zombies blood rites and ancient curses. Based on the true life experiences of Wade Davis and filmed on location in Haiti it's a frightening excursion into black magic and the supernatural.
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story | DVD | (05/11/2012)
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Raoul Wallenberg is one of World War II's greatest humanitarians. This is the true story of how a Swedish diplomat, working in Budapest, saved the lives of up to 100,000 Jews. In 1944 Hungary was in the grip of Nazi control. The Final Solution was being orchestrated by Adolf Eichmann, tasked with managing the mass deportation of men, women and children to extermination camps. Raoul Wallenberg risked his life by devising schemes to turn Jewish residents into Swedish citizens with the stroke of a pen, issuing protective passports and securing safe houses for thousands of Jews. Wallenberg: A Hero's Story, tells his remarkable story of human courage. Starring Richard Chamberlain (The Thornbirds, Dr Kildare) and Alice Krige (Chariots of Fire, Star Trek, Spooks), this acclaimed two-part series won four Emmy Awards and earned Richard Chamberlain a Golden Globe nomination for his inspiring performance.
Superstition | DVD | (17/02/2003)
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Based on a true story this is a dark and supernatural tale of a young English nanny accused of witchcraft and murder. When young nanny Julie takes up her new position with a wealthy Italian couple things are not what she expected as she is sexually harassed by the husband. Suddenly the baby in her charge is found dead from a mysterious fire - thus begins a nightmare as she is branded a Witch by the press on her arrest. But the supernatural occurrences do not stop there and a series of further unexplained fires begin. Has she been possessed? Has she some rare uncontrollable telepathic abilities? With the help from her lawyer Gabreli and former psychiatrist Mother Frances they have to try to prove her innocence. In the final unveiling of the shattering events from Julie's past the terrible truth is revealed.
Scarlet And Black - BBC | DVD | (09/06/2014)
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Ewan McGregor Alice Krige and Rachel Weisz head a top-class cast in this stylish adaptation of Stendhal's classic novel Le Rouge et Le Noir filmed on location in the Jura mountains and aristocratic ch&acirc;teaux around Lyon. It tells the story of Julien Sorel son a provincial carpenter with ambitions far above his station in life. He is inspired by Napoleon Bonaparte the humble soldier who rose through the ranks to become Emperor. But young Julien feels that the road to power no longer lies in the army (the scarlet) but in the church (the black) and applies himself to scholarship.
Deep In My Heart | DVD | (30/06/2003)
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Given up for adoption as a baby Barbara Ann (Gloria Reuben) a child of mixed race is facing a life of confusion prejudice and isolation. Raised by a loving foster mother in a black neighbourhood she is suddenly torn from this happy existence and placed in a world with no friends no joy and no sense of family. But she survives and grows up to become the mother of five children. And it is then that Barbara Ann finds the courage to face her past to meet with the woman who gave birth to her all those years ago and to find that place in her heart called home...
Will | DVD | (27/02/2012)
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Eleven-year-old Will Brennan is Liverpool FCs biggest fan. When his long-absent father, Gareth, briefly reappears with tickets to the 2005 Champions League Final in Istanbul, Will’s dream of watching his beloved team in one of their biggest ever matches is about to come true. But not everyone wants Will to go... Will is forced to run away from school to keep his dream alive and sets out on his own on the adventure of a lifetime. Travelling across Europe to get to the match and see his Liverpool heroes, can he overcome the odds and live out his very own football fantasy?
The Contract | Blu Ray | (03/08/2009)
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Every killer meets his equal. Ray Keene (Cusack) a father who wants to redeem himself in the eyes of his son is trying to bring Cordell (Freeman) a world-class assassin to justice. All the while he must protect his son and evade an assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness.
Jack Reed - Badge Of Honour | DVD | (23/10/2000)
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When a young mother is murdered Sergeant Jack Reed sets out to find her killer. But the secret world of undercover operations rears its ugly head.
Deep In My Heart | DVD | (13/03/2006)
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Given up for adoption as a baby Barbara Ann (Gloria Reuben) a child of mixed race is facing a life of confusion prejudice and isolation. Raised by a loving foster mother in a black neighbourhood she is suddenly torn from this happy existence and placed in a world with no friends no joy and no sense of family. But she survives and grows up to become the mother of five children. And it is then that Barbara Ann finds the courage to face her past to meet with the woman who gave bir