New DVD & Blu-Ray releases on 20/11/2017
Sisters | DVD | (20/11/2017)
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What The Devil Hath Joined Together Let No Man Cut Asunder! Before 1973, Brian De Palma was impossible to pigeonhole: he made comedies, political satires and openly experimental pieces. But with Sisters (originally released as Blood Sisters in the UK) he turned to the suspense thriller and discovered his natural home and a style that would lead directly to later masterpieces like Carrie, Dressed to Kill and Blow Out. When Danielle (Margot Kidder) meets potential boyfriend Philip (Lisle Wilson) after appearing on the TV show Peeping Toms (a nod to the Michael Powell shocker), she invites him home, only to attract the ire of her twin sister Dominique. From across the courtyard, Rear Window style, reporter Grace (Jennifer Salt) witnesses Philip being murdered by one of the twins but the police find no body or any physical evidence. Naturally, Grace takes things into her own hands, and discovers more about the sisters' relationship than she bargained for Strongly influenced by Alfred Hitchcock and Roman Polanski, and with a score by the great Bernard Herrmann (Citizen Kane, Psycho), Sisters was the first true Brian De Palma film. Features: Brand new High Definition digital transfer High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentation Original Mono audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) What the Devil Hath Joined Together: Brian De Palma's Sisters A visual essay by author Justin Humphreys All new interviews with co-writer Louisa Rose, actress Jennifer Salt, editor Paul Hirsch and unit manager Jeffrey Hayes The De Palma Digest a film-by-film guide to the director's career by critic Mike Sutton Archive audio interview with star William Finley (excerpt) Theatrical Trailer Gallery of Sisters promotional material from around the world Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys
Hitler's Lost Sub | DVD | (20/11/2017)
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1941. America had just entered the war. But terrifying unseen weapons were stalking US targets, sinking over 400 ships just miles from American shores in the worst naval defeat in United States history. The stealthy predators were German U-boats, Hitler's deadly warships of the deep. It was cataclysmic, with bodies and wreckage washed ashore on the eastern seaboard. But the Allies ultimately triumphed, sinking over 700 enemy subs. Fifty years later, the drama behind this wartime state of siege resurfaced when a team of divers discovered an unidentified German U-boat off the New Jersey coast. What boat was it? And what secret mission brought it there? Discover the identity of this mysterious sub, trace the history of undersea warfare and travel to Germany to see World War II history rewritten in this incredible programme that goes in search of Hitler's Lost Sub.
Cracking Your Genetic Code | DVD | (20/11/2017)
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What will it mean when most of us can afford to have the information in our DNA - all three billion chemical letters of it - read, stored, and available for analysis? Cracking Your Genetic Code reveals that we stand on the verge of such a revolution. During this remarkable documentary, we meet a cancer patient who appears to have cheated death and a cystic fibrosis sufferer breathing easily because scientists have been able to pinpoint and neutralise the genetic abnormalities underlying their conditions. But what are the moral dilemmas raised by this new technology? Will it help or urt us to know the diseases that may lie in our future?
Killer Subs In Pearl Harbor | DVD | (20/11/2017)
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Beneath the surface of Pearl Harbor lies Japan's ultimate killing machine. Nova dives beneath the waters of Pearl Harbor to trace provocative new clues to one of the most tragic events of World War II - the sinking of the USS Arizona - where more than 1 000 crew members perished in the greatest loss of life in United States naval history. For decades it has been thought that a bomb dropped by a Japanese aircraft sank the Arizona. But the discovery of a group of Japanese midget subs in and around Pearl Harbor has raised questions about the battleship's final hours. In this programme Nova's team of expert investigators journeys to the seafloor to explore the wreckage of the most mysterious of these subs. Did this mini-sub and its two-person crew make it into Pearl Harbor and fire torpedoes at the Arizona? Nova pursues this puzzle with unprecedented access to the remains of the Arizona and other unique evidence including aerial photos taken by Japanese aircraft and moving testimonials from U.S. and Japanese veterans. Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor is a gripping investigation into the possibility that these tiny but lethal mini-subs may have played a crucial and previously unsuspected part in the tragic events of that 'Day of Infamy.'
Animal Factory | DVD | (20/11/2017)
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Troubled youth Ron Decker (Edward Furlong, American History X) is sentenced to a ten-year stint in the notorious San Quentin State Prison for a drug-dealing conviction. Inexperienced in the ways of prison life, he's taken under the wing of Earl Copen (Willem Dafoe, To Live and Die in LA), an experienced con with the entire prison in the palm of his hand inmates and guards alike. But as Ron grows increasingly cocky in his privileged role as Earl's confidant, is he in danger of biting off more than he can chew with some of the jail's more volatile inhabitants? Based on the semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by Eddie Bunker (Reservoir Dogs), Animal Factory was Steve Buscemi (Lonesome Jim, Interview)'s second stint in the director's chair and sees him marshalling a formidable ensemble cast, including Bunker, Danny Trejo (Machete) and Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler), for a powerful and sincere account of the men caught up in the penal system and the deals they cut with each other, and themselves, in order to survive. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition digital transfer Original 2.0 stereo audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Interview with critic Barry Forshaw covering Eddie Bunker's varied career Audio commentary by novelist/co-writer/actor Eddie Bunker and co-producer/actor Danny Trejo New bonus features TBC Theatrical trailer Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jacob Phillips