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Persuasion | DVD | (02/04/2007)
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A new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic.
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!
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.
The Syndicate Series 3 - Lenny Henry, Elizabeth Berrington, Anthony Andrews - As Seen on BBC1 | DVD | (10/08/2015)
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At the crumbling stately home of Hazelwood Manor life for its few remaining downstairs staff is about to take a dramatic leap upstairs when their small syndicate beats the unlikely odds and wins the lottery. Overlooking the seaside town of Scarborough the once impressive manor has been in the family of Lord Hazelwood (Anthony Andrews Brideshead Revisited) since his ancestors built it in the 18th century. There used to be more than thirty staff at the house but now with a mounting debt of &pound;6.5 million and counting there are just five remaining since Lord and Lady Hazelwood (Alice Krige Thor: The Dark World) were forced to let the others go.&nbsp; Gardener and math enthusiast Godfrey (Lenny Henry Othello Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) housekeeper Sarah (Cara Theobold Downton Abbey) cleaner Dawn (Elizabeth Berrington Mr. Turner) cook Julie (Melanie Hill Stardust) and gamekeeper-cum-groomsman Sean (Richard Rankin The Crimson Field) all have to pitch in and do more than one job just to keep the household running smoothly. Now Lord Hazelwood&rsquo;s health is failing and the second Lady Hazelwood and her son Spencer (Sam Phillips In The Flesh) - who have grown a little too accustomed to their lives of grandeur - are more concerned with maintaining their lifestyle than sorting out the estate&rsquo;s disastrous finances. With the future of Hazelwood in question and their jobs on the line the unthinkable happens - the staff wins the lottery! This touching drama from BAFTA award-winning writer Kay Mellor follows the highs and lows of their journey from downstairs to upstairs&hellip; There are now 14.5 million reasons why the lives and loves of the staff of Hazelwood Manor are about to change beyond recognition - but will the dream of instant riches be different from the reality?
The Line Of Beauty | DVD | (31/07/2006)
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A story of love class sex and money seen through the eyes and experiences of a young gay man living in London in the 1980's where hedonism and capitalism collide. The Line Of Beauty is a reference to cocaine the bodily curves of a lover and the main character's dangerous susceptibility to all things beautiful. Adapted by Andrew Davies (Bleak House Pride & Prejudice) from the award winning novel by Alan Hollinghurst.
Ghost Story | DVD | (07/12/2015)
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Four elderly, affluent friends form The Chowder Society, meeting regularly to drink brandy, smoke cigars and share chilling ghost stories. Following the suspicious death of one of the member's sons and the subsequent apparition of a mysterious young woman, the old friends are forced to confront a terrible secret from their past. What follows is the most terrifying ghost story of all, one in which they have all played a part.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
The Little Vampire | DVD | (06/05/2002)
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Fresh from Stuart Little, young Jonathan Lipnicki carries on his pint-sized shoulders his every scene in The Little Vampire as eight-year-old Tony, befriender of vampires. The Scottish setting lends itself nicely to spookiness, too. A continent away from his native California, Tony's having a tough time making new friends when a band of vagabond vampires enters his life through his bedroom window. The encounter seems pure coincidence at first, but then the scary truth surfaces: Tony, though he's not a vampire himself, has "sympathy for our kind", as the dad of the bat-linked brood puts it. Visions of vampire happenings from generations past invade the kid's consciousness, and they hold the key to the clan's current gypsy-like predicament. Through his clairvoyance and, by extension, the discovery of a long-lost amulet, the mostly benevolent bloodsuckers are able to reclaim their rightful status as proper cave-dwellers in their homeland. Clueless-parent predicaments abound--Tony's mum and dad smirk at their son's vampire-obsessed imagination until the cape-draped heads of the clan drop by for a visit--and viewers of around Tony's age will find the gang's adventures eluding a bumbling vampire hunter genuinely chuckle worthy. --Tammy La Gorce
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
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.