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In Which We Serve | DVD | (01/10/1999)
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Based on the true story of Lord Louis Mountbatten's destroyer HMS Kelly, In Which We Serve is one of the most memorable British films made during World War II. Unfolding in flashback as survivors cling to a dingy, constantly strafed by the Luftwaffe, the film recounts the history of HMS Torrin through various battles to her sinking off the coast of North Africa, interwoven with the onshore lives of her crew. The film was the inspiration of Noel Coward, who desperately wanted to do something for the war effort, and he produced, wrote the screenplay, composed the stirring musical score and starred as Captain Edward Kinross. Coward also officially co-directed, though in reality he soon handed the reigns over to David Lean, whose directorial debut this became. There is a fine performance from Celia Johnson, anticipating her character in Lean and Coward's Brief Encounter (1946) and excellent support from John Mills, as well as a star-making debut from an uncredited Richard Attenborough. The use of real navy and army personal as extras, together with lavish studio production and authentic shipboard location footage lends the film a sense of realism unusual for the time. A landmark in the careers of many of the most important names in British film, this moving and occasionally harrowing classic has a vital place in the development of British cinema. On the DVD: The image is presented in a close approximation of the original 1.37:1 Academy ratio using a print that is good for its age but which would benefit from some restoration, several scenes showing notable damage. The sound is robust mono, though the main title music is very distorted. Speech is very clear. Extras are the original trailer, a stills gallery set to music from the film and a 23-minute retrospective documentary. This last is excellent, containing information on how to simulate bullets hitting water using condoms, and interviews with surviving members of the production including Sir John Mills and cinematographer Ronald Neame. --Gary S Dalkin
Aliens (Special Edition) | DVD | (06/03/2006)
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The Wild Thornberrys Movie | DVD | (22/10/2007)
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On an African safari Eliza Thornberry discovers that thanks to a shaman she can now talk to animals. When Eliza discovers that poachers in Africa's Serengeti Desert plan to kill an elephant herd with an electrified fence she and her chimpanzee friend Darwin must somehow find a way to stop them.
Rugrats In Paris - The Movie | DVD | (22/10/2007)
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Wishes come true in Rugrats in Paris The Movie and love makes its way into the hearts of those young old and overseas. Chuckie's dad Chazz starts dating again and it's Chuckie's wish to find a new mum. When Tommy's dad Stu Pickles is summoned to Reptarland an amazing new amusement park in Paris to work on his Reptar invention Tommy Chuckie Angelica Phil Lil Dil Didi and the whole gang tag along to the city of romance. But the Rugrats' big adventure turns out to be more than glamour fashion and smelly cheese. Chuckie learns that when it comes to princesses and potential mummies things are not always what they seem and for Chazz finding the right woman can be difficult in any language. As the Rugrats' travels take them from the Eiffel Tower to Notre Dame and everywhere in between the world's favorite babies learn new lessons about courage loyalty trust and above all true love.
Hey Arnold - The Movie | DVD | (22/10/2007)
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A heartless industrialist has an evil plan: to level Arnold's neighbourhood and build a huge shopping mall. With time running out someone needs to save the day. And that someone is Arnold. With Helga his pigtailed nemesis who secretly loves him and Gerald his cool best friend Arnold takes a stand to proves the real meaning of progress - finding new joys in the old neighborhood he calls ""home"".
Rugrats Go Wild | DVD | (22/10/2007)
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The Rugrats family vacation takes an exotic detour when their boat capsizes and they become shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. With the jungle as their new backyard the babies race wildly from one dangerous adventure to the next soon to discover that someone else is on the island: it's the Wild Thornberrys on an island adventure of their own! When these two families get together the excitement really starts!