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Samurai Gun - Complete Collection | DVD | (06/10/2008)
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It is the beginning of the industrial revolution and feudal Japan is in turmoil. The ruling Shogun are wielding their abusive powers to instill fear and dominance over their oppressed subjects. Beatings imprisonment rape and even murder are the adopted tactics chosen to maintain their reign. The bloodshed must end. A group of Samurai have banded together and with the development of new weapons and new technology they have both the will and the hardware to stand up and fight. Ichimatsu is one of these fighters. By day he works incognito at a local tavern in the evenings he frequents the brothels and by the dark of night he doles out some big-time gun-barrel justice. He is here to help. He is Samurai Gun! Featuring volumes 1 to 4!
Julia Roberts - In The Frame Collection | DVD | (29/10/2007)
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This box set features the following films: Steel Magnolias (Dir. Herbert Ross) (1989): Despite their differences beautiful Shelby (Julia Roberts) her strong-willed mother M'Lynn (Sally Field) beauty parlour owner Truvy (Dolly Parton) elegant wealthy widow Clairee (Olympia Dukakis) sharp tongued Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine) and mousey newcomer Anelle (Daryl Hannah) enjoy a friendship that spans the boundaries of age and status. Erin Brokovich (Dir. Steven Soderbergh) (2000): A real woman. A real story. A real triumph. Julia Roberts stars as Erin Brockovich a feisty young mother who fought for justice any way she knew how. Desperate for a job to support herself and her three children she convinces attorney Ed Masry (Albert Finney) to hire her and promptly stumbles upon a monumental law case against a giant corporation. Now Erin's determined to take on this powerful adversary even though no law firm has dared to do it before. My Best Friend's Wedding (Dir. P.J. Hogan) (1997): Roberts dazzles as commitment-shy Julianne Potter who suddenly realises she is in love with her best friend Michael (Mulroney). There's just one catch - he's about to marry someone else. America's Sweethearts (Dir. Joe Roth) (): Gwen (Catherine Zeta-Jones) and Eddie (John Cusack) are America's Sweethearts two wildly popular celebrities who share their love on and off the screen in this farcical romantic comedy. A messy breakup sends Eddie to a New Age Hollywood healing center and Gwen into the arms of her current affair a Spanish bohunk short on charm (Hank Azaria). When their relationship troubles begin to threaten their superstar celebrity status and the release of their final film together the studio heads call in legendary press agent Lee Phillips (Billy Crystal) to helm the troubled film's press junket. Julia Roberts costars as Kiki Gwen's personal assistant and sister who has always lived to please her demanding diva sister. Once overweight and severely self-conscious Kiki's life revolves around her sister's ridiculous demands in this send up of ego-driven movie star vanity. Phillips manages to gather the warring superstars together at a remote desert location for the all important press junket where his best laid plans begin to unravel in this hysterical parody of the movie industry replete with neurotic actors eccentric crazed directors (Christopher Walken in a gem of a cameo) maniacal studio heads and gossip-starved press who will do anything or anyone for the next big story. Mary Reilly (Dir. Stephen Frears) (1996): Mary (Julia Roberts) is sensitive to the needs and weaknesses of her master Dr Henry Jekyll (John Malkovich) and is prepared to do almost anything for him. Her trust is a blessing as the doctor embarks on a new dangerous experiment - one that will bring about a meeting between Mary and Dr Jekyll's sinister assistant Mr Hyde. Although Mary remains devoted to her brilliant but rather reserved employer she finds herself attracted to the charms of the mysterious Mr Hyde. Together Mary and Mr Hyde share a terrible secret that will cast both fear and danger on the Jekyll household. Stepmom (Dir. Chris Columbus) (1998): Jackie (Susan Sarandon) is a divorced mother of two. Isabel (Julia Roberts) is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie's ex-husband Luke (Ed Harris) forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest!
The Great Escape - Special Edition | DVD | (04/12/2006)
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A stirring example of courage and the indomitable human spirit, for many John Sturges' The Great Escape is both the definitive World War II drama and the nonpareil prison escape movie. Featuring an unequalled ensemble cast in a rivetingly authentic true-life scenario set to Elmer Bernstein's admirable music (who writes contrapuntal march themes these days?), this picture is both a template for subsequent action-adventure movies and one of the last glories of Golden Age Hollywood. Reunited with the director who made him a star in The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen gives a career-defining performance as the laconic Hilts, the baseball-loving, motorbike-riding "Cooler King". The rest of the all-male Anglo-American cast--Dickie Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, James Coburn and Gordon Jackson--make the most of their meaty roles (though you have to forgive Coburn his Australian accent). Closely based on Paul Brickhill's book, the various escape attempts, scrounging, forging and ferreting activities are authentically realised thanks also to the presence on set of technical advisor Wally Flood, one of the original tunnel-digging POWs. Sturges orchestrates the climactic mass break out with total conviction, giving us both high action and very poignant human drama. Without trivialising the grim reality, The Great Escape thrillingly celebrates the heroism of men who never gave up the fight. On the DVD: The Great Escape special edition is indeed a special event. The anamorphic 2.35:1 picture is good if a tad grainy, and the remastered Dolby 5.1 soundtrack is a fitting vehicle for Elmer Bernstein's magnificent contribution. Accompanying the feature there's a reasonable cut-and-paste group commentary culled from interviews with various cast and crew, plus text trivia captions about the actors and the real-life camp. The second disc features a first-rate Granada TV documentary from 2001, "The Untold Story", which tells of both the escape itself and the subsequent post-war search for the Gestapo officers who butchered 50 of the 76 escapees. This has an appendix of further valuable interviews with survivors, and there's also an American making-of documentary, "Heroes Underground", which is good though annoyingly divided into separate chapters and featuring non-anamorphic clips from the film. Perhaps best of all though is the 25-minute life of American POW David Jones, "The Real Virgil Hilts", whose career both during and after the war is extraordinary and inspirational. A classic movie finally gets the DVD treatment it merits.--Mark Walker
Lois And Clark - The New Adventures Of Superman - Season 2 | DVD | (17/04/2006)
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Casting a fresh look on a timeless legend this exciting action-packed update of the DC Comic Superman captures the daring exploits of the mysterious visitor from another planet and brings the city of Metropolis to life. Originally airing on TV in the 1990s this humorously romantic action/adventure series puts a modern twist on the time-honored legendary superhero bringing to life the comic book characters Clark Kent (Dean Cain) his superhuman alter-ego Superman and Lois Lane (
Hanna - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011)
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Award-winning director Joe Wright creates a boldly original suspense thriller with Hanna starring Academy Award-nominee Saoirse Ronan (The Lovely Bones Atonement) in the title role. Raised by her father (Eric Bana of Star Trek) an ex-CIA man in the wilds of Finland Hanna's upbringing and training have been one and the same all geared to making her the perfect assassin. The turning point in her adolescence is a sharp one; sent into the world by her father on a mission Hanna journeys stealthily across Europe while eluding agents dispatched after her by a ruthless intelligence operative with secrets of her own (Academy Award-winner Cate Blanchett). As she nears her ultimate target Hanna faces startling revelations about her existence and unexpected questions about her humanity.
Monkey! - Thirteen Re-Dubbed Episodes | DVD | (27/09/2004)
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Amazingly after 25 years the original dubbing cast for Monkey regrouped to finish off the 13 un-dubbed missing original episodes. With the show celebrating it's 25th anniversary since its' first BBC TV broadcast and 2004 being The Chinese New Year of The Monkey' Fabulous Films has completed this massive task. Now for the first time everyone can enjoy the prosperity and fortune with these DVDs in this The Year of the Monkey. ""Born from an egg on a mountain top The punkiest Monkey
Magnum PI - Series 5 | DVD | (12/02/2007)
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Hawaii's foremost moustache-wearing private investigator returns for another season of Magnum P.I. Episodes Comprise: 1. Echoes Of The Mind: Part 1 2. Echoes Of The Mind: Part 2 3. Mac's Back 4. The Legacy Of Garwood Huddle 5. Under World 6. Fragments 7. Blind Justice 8. Murder 101 9. Tran Quoc Jones 10. Luther Gillis: File #001 11. Kiss The Sabre 12. Little Games 13. Professor Jonathan Higgins 14. Compulsion 15. All For One: Part 1 16. All For One: Part 2 17. The Love For Sale Boat 18. Let Me Hear The Music 19. Ms. Jones 20. The Man From Marseilles 21. Torah Torah Torah 22. A Pretty Good Dancing Chicken
John Wilson Go Fishing Specials | DVD | (05/11/2007)
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Incredible catches and impeccable coaching from the guru of fishing himself... John Wilson.
The Stallone Action Icons Collection | DVD | (04/08/2008)
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Titles Comprise: Lock UpFrank Leone is nearing the end of his prison term for a relatively minor crime. Just before he is paroled however Warden Drumgoole takes charge. Drumgoole was assigned to a hell-hole prison after his administration was publicly humiliated by Leone and has now arrived on the scene to ensure that Leone never sees the light of day. CliffhangerSarah was an inexperienced climber. She trusted Gabe to rescue her. But something went wrong high above the valley floor. Sylvester Stallone John Lithgow Michael Rooker Janine Turner and Ralph Waite star in this high-altitude avalanche of action: a non-stop adventure peaked with suspense and capped with heart-quaking terror. For Rocky Mountain Rescue the mission is almost routine: locate five climbers. With the woman he loves (Turner) and his best friend (Rooker) Gabe Walker (Stallone) braves the icy peaks only to discover that the distress call is really a trap set by merciless international terrorist Eric Qualen (Lithgow). Now millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance. Against explosive firepower bitter cold and dizzying heights Walker must outwit Qualen in a deadly game of hide-and-seek. Death Race 2000In the year 2000 auto racing has become very dangerous: it's not only how fast you drive but how many pedestrians you hit. David Carradine takes on Sylvester Stallone in this adrenaline thriller that will surely make you look both ways before you cross the road. Directed by Paul Bartel of 'Eating Raoul' fame and produced by Roger Corman.
Claymore Collection | DVD | (01/02/2010)
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A brutal scourge stalks the land. Yoma monsters driven by a hunger satisfied by only one quarry - Humanity. The dark breed knows but a singular foe: Claymore. Human-Yoma hybrids of extraordinary strength and cunning the Claymores roam from skirmish to skirmish delivering salvation by the edge of a blade.Thus continues the twisting tale of Clare one such sister of the sword driven by pain in both victory and defeat. Whispers of conspiracy fill the air but the gravest peril is not hidden. Enter Ophelia a Claymore of joyful cruelty with a zealot's devotion to the massacre of all who have Awakened. And Clare will suffer as her prey. Flesh will fall from bone but there will be no rest until Teresa is avenged.
X-Men - The Cerebro Collection (7 Films Box Set) | DVD | (10/11/2014)
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X-Men Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary powers - the result of unique genetic mutations. Under the tutelage of Professor X (Patrick Stewart) the outcasts learn to harness their powers and must now protect mankind from the evil Magneto (Ian McKellen). This first chapter of the X-Men saga features an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman Halle Berry Anna Paquin and Rebecca Romijn. X-Men 2 Hatred and distrust brew between human and mutantkind. An unprovoked mutant attack on the President gives General William Stryker (Brian Cox) his long-awaited opportunity to wage all-out war against the mutants. A war that would leave only one race victorious. Xavier (Patrick Stewart) Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) Storm (Halle Berry) and the other X-Men must unite with their old adversary Magneto (Ian McKellen) to prevent a devastating confrontation that could destroy everyone on the planet. In X-Men 2 acclaimed director Bryan Singer delivers state-of-the-art special effects explosive action and one twist after another. X-Men 2 takes excitement to the Xtreme! X-Men: The Last Stand The third installment in the X-Men films: The divide between humans and mutants has gotten to a crucial point when a cure to irradiate mutations is found. Pushing patience to the limit in the mutant community the line has been drawn and Professor X needs to decide which path to follow. X-Men Origins: Wolverine Beastly badass Wolverine (Jackman) is a member of elite military squadron Team X. But when he tries to leave violence behind to become a family man he finds his past catching up with him in brutal fashion - not least his carnage-loving half-brother Sabretooth (Schreiber). X-Men: First Class See how it all began in this thrilling first chapter of the X-Men saga. Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lehnsherr became Professor X and Magneto they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were enemies they were the closest of friends and gathered an elite team of mutants to form the X-Men in an attempt to prevent World War 3! The Wolverine This stand-alone epic-action adventure set in modern day Japan reveals the untold story of Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) the most iconic character from the X-Men universe and evolves the character saga to new levels of depth intensity and visceral action. Out of his depth in an unknown world he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle than will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality emerging more powerful than ever before. X-Men Days of Future Past The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The beloved characters from the original X-Men film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from X-Men: First Class in an epic battle that must change the past &ndash; to save our future.
Dempsey And Makepeace - Series 1 | DVD | (27/02/2006)
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Having overstepped the bounds of an ongoing internal corruption case no nonsense New York cop James Dempsey (Michael Brandon) is drafted into a newly created undercover unit of London's Scotland Yard codenamed SI-10. Partnered with the dashing Harriet Makepeace (Glynis Barber) who demands to be termed 'Harry' the two mis-matched cops are flung into one all-action investigation after another! Episodes Comprise: 1. Armed And Extremely Dangerous (pilot episode) 2. The Squeeze
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - The Extended Edition | Blu Ray | (27/06/2011)
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Finally for the first time all three extended editions of The Lord Of The Rings come alive in high definition Blu-ray! See the epic trilogy the way it was meant to be seen with the complete re-mastered box set containing The Fellowship Of The Ring The Two Towers and The Return Of The King! The Lord of the Rings Trilogy tells the story of Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) a hobbit who battles against the Dark Lord Sauron to save his world Middle-earth from the grip of evil. In the films Frodo and his fellowship of friends and allies embark on a desperate journey to rid Middle-earth of the source of Sauron's greatest strength the One Ring -- a ring that has the power to enslave the inhabitants of Middle-earth. The trilogy tells tales of extraordinary adventures across the treacherous landscape of Middle-earth and reveals how the power of friendship love and courage can hold the forces of darkness at bay. The Lord Of The Rings - The Fellowship Of The Ring: In a time before history in a place called Middle-earth a dark and powerful lord has brought together the forces of evil to destroy its cultures and enslave all life caught in his path. Sauron's time has come and he needs only one small object - a Ring that has been lost for centuries - to snuff out the light of civilization and cover the world in darkness... The Lord Of The Rings - The Two Towers: The fellowship is now divided with Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen) Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli (John-Rhys Davies) helping to restore some order to the land of King Theodon (Bernard Hill) whose mind has been poisoned by the machinations of Grima Wormtongue (Brad Dourif). Wormtongue is a secret emissary of wizard Saruman (Christopher Lee) now ready to unleash his army of the night on Middle-Earth. Meanwhile Frodo (Elijah Wood) is falling deeper under the dreaded influence of The Ring as he journeys with Sam (Sean Astin) towards Mordor... The Lord Of The Rings - The Return Of The King: The remnants of the Fellowship marshal their forces for one final attack as Hobbits Sam (Astin) and Frodo (Wood) are led by Gollum to Mount Doom in the hope of destroying the One Ring forever...
Airwolf | DVD | (03/04/2006)
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Jan-Michael Vincent and Ernest Borgnine star in the cult favourite Airwolf - although some might call ""Airwolf"" itself the star. The Emmy Award-winning series followed the dangerous missions of the high-tech helicopter Airwolf and it's renegade pilot Stringfellow Hawke. Fans can now relive every secret mission and dangerous operation in all 11 episodes of Season One. The final episode of this season made it into the 1985 Guinness Book of Records for the largest use of liv
Project A | DVD | (24/06/2002)
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For people who've discovered Jackie Chan through his American hit Rush Hour and want to learn what his Hong Kong movies are like, Project A is an excellent place to start. Chan plays a sailor in 19th-century Hong Kong; pirates have been terrorizing the seas for months and all efforts to combat them have been sabotaged by the corrupt chief of police and a criminal gang, who are in cahoots with the pirates. But the plot is hardly the point--a Jackie Chan movie is about astonishingly acrobatic action sequences and breathtaking stunts, and Project A has plenty. Of particular interest is a bicycle chase that is more suspenseful than any car chase you've ever seen. Chan is joined by Sammo Hung (star of the US TV series Martial Law) as a shifty con man who comes through when the chips are down. Project A also features Yuen Biao, a frequent co-star in Chan's movies, who's yet another astounding martial artist. But what separates Jackie Chan movies from other kung fu flicks is his sense of humour; every fight scene is punctuated by something--a clever use of a prop or sudden reversal of your expectations--that will make you bark with laughter. Sometimes it's just so exquisitely choreographed that the entire movie seems to float on a cloud of giddy delight. Jackie Chan is often compared to the classic silent comedians for his grace and timing--he lives up to it. --Bret Fetzer
The Dukes Of Hazzard - Series 1-7 - Complete | DVD | (06/10/2008)
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Welcome to Hazzard County where cousins Bo and Luke Duke spend their days eluding the crooked Boss Hogg and his dimwit Sheriff Roscoe P. Coltrane. Living with their uncle Jesse and sexy cousin Daisy Bo and Luke somehow find themselves entangled in mess after mess in this well-loved television series. Episodes Comprise: 1. One Armed Bandits 2. Daisy's Song 3. Mary Kaye's Baby 4. Repo Men 5. High Octane 6. Swamp Molly 7. Luke's Love Story 8. The Big Heist 9. Limo One Is Missing 10. Deputy Dukes 11. Money To Burn 12. Route 7-11 13. Days of Shine And Roses 14. Gold Fever 15. The Rustlers 16. The Meeting 17. Road Pirates 18. The Ghost Of General Lee 19. Dukes Meet Cale Yarborough 20. Hazzard Connection 21. Witness For The Persecution 22. Granny Annie 23. People's Choice 24. Arrest Jesse Duke 25. Duke Of Duke 26. The Runaway 27. Follow that Still 28. Treasure Of Hazzard 29. Officer Daisy Duke 30. Find Loretta Lynn 31. Jude Emery 32. Return Of The Ridge Raiders 33. Mason Dixon's Girls 34. R.I.P. Henry Flatt 35. Southern Comfurts 36. Carnival Of Thrills (1) 37. Carnival Of Thrills (2) 38. Enos Strate To The top 39. The Hazzardville Horror 40. And In This Corner Luke Duke 41. The Late J.D. Hogg 42. Uncle Boss 43. Baa Baa White Sheep 44. Mrs. Rosco P. Coltrane 45. The Great Santa Claus Chase 46. Good Neighbors Duke 47. State Of The County 48. The Legacy 49. Duke Vs Duke 50. My Son Bo Hogg 51. To Catch A Duke 52. Along Came A Duke 53. By-Line Daisy Duke 54. The Return Of Hughie Hogg 55. Bye Bye Boss 56. The Great Hazzard Hijack 57. The Hack Of Hazzard 58. The Canterbury Crock 59. Mrs. Daisy Hogg 60. Double Dukes 61. Diamonds in the Rough 62. Coltrane vs. Duke 63. The Fugitive 64. The Great Bank Robbery 65. Sadie Hogg Day 66. 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (1) 67. 10 Million Dollar Sheriff (2) 68. Trouble at Cooter's 69. Goodbye General Lee 70. Cletus Falls in Love 71. Hughie Hogg Strikes Again 72. Dukescam Scam 73. The Sound of Music - Hazzard Style 74. Shine on Hazzard Moon 75. Pin the Tail on the Dukes 76. Miz Tisdale on the Lam 77. Nothin' But the Truth 78. Dear Diary 79. New Deputy in Town 80. Birds Gotta Fly 81. Bad Day in Hazzard 82. Miss Tri-Counties 83. Share and Share Alike 84. The Law and Jesse Duke 85. Dukes in Danger 86. The New Dukes 87. Dukes Strike It Rich 88. Lawman of the Year 89. Coy Meets Girl 90. The Hazzardgate Tape 91. Big Daddy 92. Vance's Lady 93. Hazzard Hustle 94. Enos in Trouble 95. The Great Insurance Fraud 96. A Little Game of Pool 97. The Treasure of Soggy Marsh 98. The Revenge of Hughie Hogg 99. The Return of the Mean Green Machine 100. Ding Dong The Boss is Dead 101. Coy vs. Vance 102. Comrade Duke 103. Witness: Jesse Duke 104. Welcome Back Bo 'n' Luke 105. Big Brothers Duke 106. Farewell Hazzard 107. Daisy's Shotgun Wedding 108. Lulu's Gone Away 109. A Baby for the Dukes 110. Too Many Rosco's 111. Brotherly Love 112. The Boar's Nest Bears 113. Boss Behind Bars 114. A Boy's Best Friend 115. Targets: Daisy and Lulu 116. Twin Trouble 117. Enos's Last Chance 118. High Flyin' Dukes 119. Cooter's Girl 120. Heiress Daisy Duke 121. Dead and Alive 122. Play it Again Luke 123. Undercover Dukes 124. How to Succeed in Hazzard 125. Close Call for Daisy 126. The Fortune Tellers 127. Cooter's Confession 128. Happy Birthday General Lee 129. Welcome Waylon Jennings 130. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Duke 131. Robot P. Coltrane 132. No More Mr. Nice Guy 133. The Dukes in Hollywood 134. Cool Hands Luke & Bo 135. Go West Young Dukes 136. Cale Yarborough Comes to Hazzard 137. Danger on the Hazzard Express 138. Sittin' Dukes 139. Sky Bandits Over Hazzard 140. The Haunting of J.D. Hogg
Naruto The Movie Collection | DVD | (28/12/2009)
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Naruto: The Movie Triple Pack
The Shield - Series 1 | DVD | (21/07/2003)
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Teeming with gang-bangers, perverts, rapists and killers, The Shield is unabashedly adult TV drama; and even liberal viewers may flinch at plots involving child pornography and serial murder. The first series of this uncompromising police drama focuses on pugnacious detective Vic Mackey (Michael Chiklis), whose amoral Strike Team employs dubious tactics in the crime-ridden (and fictional) Farmington district of Los Angeles. Mackey and his maverick partners are at odds with seasoned detectives and beat cops, escalating tensions with precinct Captain Aceveda (Benito Martinez), a Latino with flexible scruples and a political agenda. The series invites viewers to form their own judgments regarding Mackey's volatile behaviour, which includes killing an undercover cop in the electrifying pilot episode. While each episode stands alone, the arc of the series incorporates Aceveda's campaign to end Mackey's career, the self-loathing of a homosexual rookie (Michael Jace) whose partner (Catherine Dent) is Mackey's occasional mistress, a straight-laced detective (Jay Karnes) yearning for respect, Mackey's compassionate attempt to rehabilitate a crack whore (Jamie Brown, giving the season's finest guest performance), the autism of Mackey's young son and the recklessness of his closest partner (Walton Goggins) and the vigilant stoicism of Det. Wyms (CCH Pounder), who's as sensibly upright as Mackey is corrupted. The Shield is excellent TV for those who can grasp its complexities; all others beware. --Jeff Shannon
Marvel's The Avengers - 6-Disc Box Set | Blu Ray | (17/09/2012)
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Iron Man:Billionaire industrialist and genius inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is kidnapped and forced to build a devastating weapon. Instead, using his intelligence and ingenuity, he builds a high-tech suit of armor and escapes captivity. When he uncovers a nefarious plot with global implications, he dons his powerful armor and vows to protect the world as Iron Man.The Incredible Hulk:The Incredible Hulk kicks off an all-new, explosive and action-packed epic of one of the most popular super heroes of all time. In this new beginning, scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) desperately hunts for a cure to the gamma radiation that poisoned his cells and unleashes the unbridled force of rage within him: The Hulk.Iron Man 2:With the world now aware of his dual life as the armored superhero Iron Man, billionaire inventor Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) faces pressure from the government, the press, and the public to share his technology with the military. Unwilling to let go of his invention, Stark, along with Pepper Potts and James Rhodey Rhodes at his side, must forge new alliances - and confront powerful enemies.Thor:The world has many heroes...but only one is a god. When the arrogant warrior Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is banished to Earth from his homeworld of Asgard, he must fight to reclaim his lost powers. Pursued by an invasion force sent to destroy him, the fallen God of Thunder must rise to the battle and learn what it takes to become a true hero.Captain America: The First AvengerCaptain America leads the fight for freedom in the action-packed blockbuster starring Chris Evans as the ultimate weapon against evil! When a terrifying force threatens everyone across the globe, the world's greatest soldier wages war on the evil HYDRA organization, led by the villainous Red Skull (Hugo Weaving).Marvel Avengers Assemble:When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the International peacekeeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself needing a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Iconic Marvel Super Heroes including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Thor and Captain America assemble for the first time ever in this action-packed Marvel saga.
Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter / Night Watch / Day Watch Triple Pack | DVD | (17/06/2013)
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Abraham Lincoln Vampire HunterMany 2012 genre movies have developed a worrisome postmodern tic, often rushing to point out their own ridiculousness before the audience even gets a chance to get swept up and taken in. The historical monster mash Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter is profoundly silly--even sillier, possibly, than the title suggests--but it conducts itself with an admirably straight face. Seth Grahame-Smith's script (based on his own novel) finds the Young Mr. Lincoln (Benjamin Walker) set on a path of righteous vengeance after watching his mother get fatally fanged. As he studies the law and woos the ravishing Mary Todd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) by day, the nights find him throwing down with an unending army of the undead. When he discovers the plot of a master vampire (the excellently dry Rufus Sewell) to conquer the United States, he makes the fateful decision to throw his hat (and silver-bladed axe) into the ring of national politics. Director Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted, the Night Watch series) brings a wide-eyed fervour to the material, offering tantalising hints of a larger mythology while also glorying in the wonky kineticism of the plentiful action sequences. (He's aided in his mission by legendary cinematographer Caleb Deschanel, who gives the images an old-timey View-Master texture.) Scholars of the historical record may well develop the vapours, but for susceptible viewers, the film's wink-free approach and exceedingly game performers make it frightfully easy to sit back, switch off, and bask in its poker-faced outrageousness. Many movies have had somebody thrown by a horse; this movie has a bad guy pick up a horse and throw it at the hero. Brothers and sisters, there is a difference. --Andrew Wright Night WatchNight Watch is that rare film that--like The Matrix--is not only visually dazzling but creates an intriguing, seductive, and thrilling alternative world. A young man named Anton, after dabbling in black magic to bring back the wife who left him, discovers that the world is populated by fantastical Others (vampires, shape-shifters, witches, and more) who have chosen sides--Light or Dark--in an epic battle. A truce has been declared; both sides watch the other to ensure the truce is maintained. But a prophecy has predicted that a powerful Other will tilt the balance, and Anton--who is himself an Other--finds himself crucial to the prophecy's fulfillment. There's no question that Night Watch has weaknesses. Numerous plot holes get glossed over by pell-mell pacing, the visual conception of the apocalyptic battle between Light and Dark is curiously pedestrian (a bunch of knights fighting a bunch of guys in fur with swords--what happened to their various powers?), and more--but, much like similar problems with The Matrix, it doesn't matter. The alternative world Night Watch presents is so rich with possibilities that it takes on a life of its own, both as an imaginative universe and as a vivid metaphor for the moral complexities of our own lives--for example, though the forces of Light claim to be good, their often brutal actions call their virtue into question, and the forces of Dark make some compelling moral arguments on the topic. The movie is so overstuffed with ideas that many don't get fleshed out, but that only contributes to the sense of vitality and unexplored dimensions. Even the subtitles are used creatively. The impending sequels (this is the first film of a trilogy) may--like The Matrix--take all the stimulating possibilities Night Watch raises and drag them into the toilet, but for the moment, this is the sort of electric excitement that blockbuster movies promise but so rarely deliver. --Bret Fetzer Day WatchThe dizzying supernatural Russian epic started in Night Watch continues with Day Watch, in which once again the battle between the forces of Light (the Night Watch) and Dark (the Day Watch) threatens to crack open the world as we know it. The plot centers around Anton (Russian superstar Konstantin Khabensky), an Other (one of many beings with varied supernatural powers) whose son, Yegor, has joined the Day Watch, who are grooming him to be their superpowerful savior. Anton's protégé, Svetlana, also has high-capacity power, and if Yegor and Svetlana come into conflict, the resulting devastation could shatter everything. The key to success seems to lie with the Chalk of Fate, a simple piece of chalk that can rewrite reality. Day Watch is full of plotholes and underdeveloped story points (at one point, to keep him safe, Anton's consciousness is switched into the body of his Night Watch colleague Olga--but mere moments later the Day Watch knows what's happened, before any suspense could be mined from it; as a result, this promising plot twist seems only to exist to allow for some girl-on-girl action), but it's forgivable. As with the first film, Day Watch bubbles over with its wildly imaginative world, its ravishing style, and its fantastic visual effects. If a Hollywood blockbuster had half as much creativity, it would be praised to the skies and be the hit of the year. Don't let the subtitles put you off (particularly since even the subtitles reflect the movie's wit and imagination)--Day Watch is a cinematic feast that any movie fan should devour. --Bret Fetzer