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A Night To Remember | DVD | (19/06/2007)
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Two years after 20th Century Fox released its melodramatic disaster film Titanic in 1953, Walter Lord's meticulously researched book A Night to Remember surprised its publishers by becoming a phenomenal bestseller. Lord had an intuition that readers craved the reality of the Titanic disaster and not the romantically mythologised translations (like Fox's film, starring Barbara Stanwyck), which relied on fictional characters to "enhance" the world's worst maritime disaster. Lord's book proved that the truth was far more compelling than fiction, outlining the many "if onlys" (if only the iceberg had been spotted a few minutes earlier, etc.) that lent sombre irony to the loss of 1,500 Titanic passengers. Three years after Lord's book appeared, it was brought to the screen with the kind of riveting authenticity that Lord had insisted upon in his own research. The 1958 British production of A Night to Remember remains a definitive dramatization of the disaster, adhering to the known facts of the time and achieving a documentary-like immediacy that matches (and in some ways surpasses) the James Cameron epic released 39 years later. The film erroneously perpetuates the once-common belief that the Titanic sunk in one piece (instead of breaking in half as its bow began to plunge), but many other misconceptions are accurately corrected, and the intelligent screenplay by thriller master Eric Ambler is a model of factual suspense. By making Titanic the star of the film, director Roy Baker emphasises the excessive confidence of the booming industrial age and creates an intense you-are-there realism that pays tribute to Walter Lord's tenacious quest for truth. --Jeff Shannon
Bitter Victory | DVD | (04/06/2007)
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The Desert Commando Raid They Wiped Off the Record Books! A Word War II drama starring Richard Burton (Academy Award nominee for Best Actor Equus 1977 and Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf? 1966) and Curt Jurgens (The Spy Who Love Me) as Captain Leith and Major Brand a pair of British Army officers assigned to execute a daring commando raid on the Libyan stronghold of General Rommel. Even before the mission begins the tension between the two is evident.
High Treason | DVD | (04/03/2013)
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After the destruction of the SS Asia Star in London Docks, Commander 'Robbie' Brennan joins forces with Special Branch and MI5 to investigate an underground terrorist group planning acts of sabotage. They discover that the group's next act of destruction is 'the big one' - an attack on a power station.
The Long, Dark Hall | DVD | (12/09/2016)
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A disquieting story of obsession and manipulation unfolds in a critically acclaimed thriller based on a novel by crime writer Edgar Lustgarten. Oscar and Golden Globe winner Rex Harrison plays a man accused of murdering his mistress, with Lilli Palmer (then Harrison's wife) as the woman who stands by her husband as he fights for his life in the courtroom. An outstanding Brit-Noir, The Long Dark Hall is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. When Arthur Groome finds his girlfriend murdered at her Earls Court flat he is stricken with grief and fear. When the police question him about the crime, Arthur, a married man, denies all knowledge of the girl. Soon, however, he finds himself charged with murder and inexorably drawn towards the gallows...
The Wind Cannot Read | DVD | (08/02/2010)
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Made at the height of his Box Office success Dirk Bogarde stars as an RAF pilot caught up in a forbidden romance in this classic British film drama set in the Far East during the Second World War. Flight Lieutenant Michael Quinn (Dirk Bogarde) finds himself grounded in Delhi after his aircraft crashes and posted to a special Japanese language course for interrogators of prisoners-of-war. The Brigadier (Anthony Bushell) introduces Michael and his fellow officers to their new instructor an exquisitely beautiful young Japanese girl Susuki San (Yoko Tani). As the days pass Michael and Susuki spend their off-duty time exploring Delhi and their love grows. But there is a shadow between them - something that Susuki refuses to talk about. Michael even nicknames her 'Sabby' - because 'sabishii' is Japanese for sad... Before Michael can uncover Susuki's tragic secret however he is captured by the Japanese and the two lovers are parted...perhaps forever...
Red Wagon | DVD | (30/09/2013)
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Directed by Austrian Ã¯Â¿Â½migrÃ¯Â¿Â½ Paul L. Stein, Red Wagon features the screen debut of the sixteen-year-old Jimmy Hanley, the Rank Organisation star who would become British cinemagoers' favourite 'boy next door', with American character actor Charles Bickford, silent-era star Greta Nissen, and Hanley's future Huggetts co-star Amy Veness. Adapted from Lady Eleanor Smith's novel, this 1934 feature tells the story of Joe Prince, an orphan child of circus people who, after many struggles, achieves h...
The Arsenal Stadium Mystery | DVD | (18/07/2005)
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During a charity soccer match between top professional side Arsenal and touring amateur side Trojans the Trojan's new star player collapses. When he dies Inspector Slade of Scotland Yard is called in and declares it was murder. It takes all his ingenuity and another death before the motive is discovered and the killer revealed...
Dusty Ermine | DVD | (28/11/2011)
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Master forger Jim Kent (Ronald Squire), returning home from Wormwood Scrubs, finds his equally crooked nephew Gilbert (Arthur Macrae) has been inveigled into committing the same crime. Kent appoints himself the task of protecting his nephew from the Alpine international counterfeiting gang, but the undertaking is made more complicated when his niece Linda (Jane Baxter) falls in love with the young detective, Det. Insp. Forsythe (Anthony Bushell), in charge of investigations.
Crime on the Hill | DVD | (06/04/2015)
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Suspense and wry humour abound in this classic murder mystery set in an English country house &ndash; one of the first films made in Britain by influential American director Bernard Vorhaus with a cast that includes former child star Sally Blane acclaimed British player Lewis Casson and comedy stalwarts Hay Petrie and Hal Gordon. Released in 1933 Crime on the Hill is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. A wealthy squire who had bequeathed much of his estate to his niece is found to have been poisoned and suspicion soon falls upon the young woman's fiance Tony. As speculation runs rife in the village a local vicar turns amateur sleuth in an attempt to prove the young man's innocence... Features: Image Gallery Original Script PDF
Quatermass And The Pit | DVD | (29/08/2000)
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We have met the enemy, and it is us: when a Martian spacecraft with a terrifying link to the origins of humanity is unearthed beneath a London tube station, only the esteemed Professor Bernard Quatermass (a very British--and possibly mad--precursor to Mulder and Scully) can save London's suddenly murderous population from itself. One of the most intelligently paranoid science fiction films ever produced, this pessimistic masterpiece functions as a dark flip side to the relatively optimistic alien-induced evolution theory presented in the later 2001: A Space Odyssey. Nigel Kneale's brilliant script (which posits a surprisingly plausible, otherworldly rationale for the existence of the supernatural) was later appropriated by acknowledged fan John Carpenter for his underrated Prince of Darkness. A must-see for horror and science-fiction aficionados. --Andrew Wright, Amazon.com
The Ghoul | DVD | (25/03/2002)
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Boris Karloff's first British film. The story of Professor Morlant an eccentric Egyptologist who becomes obsessed with the mystical powers of the ancient Egyptian gods. On his deathbed he orders his servant to bind a sacred jewel called 'The Eternal Light' to his hand. He warns that if the jewel is stolen he will return from the grave looking for revenge. Please note: This is a NTSC disc.