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George Harrison - Living in the Material World | DVD | (10/10/2011)
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Directed by Martin Scorsese, George Harrison - Living in the Material World is a stunning double-feature-length film tribute to one of music's greatest icons.Scorsese uses never-before-seen footage from George Harrison's childhood, throughout his years with The Beatles, through the ups and downs of his solo career, and through the joys and pain of his private life, to trace the arc of George's journey from his birth in 1943 to his passing in 2001. Living in the Material World features private home videos, photos and never before heard tracks to chronicle the incredible story of the extraordinary man.Despite its epic reach, the film is deeply personal. Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, among many others, talk openly about George's many gifts and contradictions and reveal the lives they shared together. In every aspect of his professional, personal and spiritual life, until his final hours, George blazed his own path.As his friend John Lennon once said: George himself is no mystery. But the mystery inside George is immense. It's watching him uncover it all little by little that's so damn interesting.
This Island Earth | DVD | (04/02/2008)
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Weird events in the life of atomic scientist Cal Meacham culminate in an invitation from the strange-looking Exeter to work at a secret lab in Georgia supposedly in the cause of world peace. Other scientists are already there including the gorgeous Ruth Adams. They quickly discover there's more to Exeter than meets the eye. Is he benevolent? It may take an interstellar journey to find out.
Walking the Amazon | DVD | (03/06/2013)
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In this landmark documentary, we reveal the inside story on this years most amazing adventure, allowing viewers to join one brave Brit as he takes on the last great challenge in the world of exploration...and succeeds. Using footage recorded throughout the journey, well see ex-soldier and explorer Ed Stafford undertake a quest that involved hardships beyond measure; deadly creatures, treacherous mountains, dense jungles, drug-traffickers and tropical disease. The story began in April 2008, Ed Stafford and his friend Luke Collyer attempt to become the first people to ever walk from the source of the Amazon River in Southern Peru to the mouth of the river on the Brazilian Atlantic coast. They believed it would take them one year and would involve walking 4,000 miles. In the end, two and a half years later, only Ed would make it to the Atlantic, having walked 6,000 miles; weaving around tributaries, bandit country and flooded landscapes. However, in the end he walked out of the jungle and into the history books, joining the ranks of great British explorers.
Doctor Who - Peladon Tales | DVD | (18/01/2010)
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The Grapes of Wrath | DVD | (09/04/2012)
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This American classic based on John Steinbeck's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel follows Tom Joad (Henry Fonda in an Oscar- Nominated role) and his family as they escape the Depression-era Oklahoma dust bowls for the promised land of California. But the arduous trip and harsh living conditions offer little hope, and family unity proves as daunting a challenge as any other they face.
The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005)
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When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker
The Red Shoes | DVD | (06/07/2009)
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The tragic and romantic story of Vicky Page the brilliant young dancer who must give up everything if she is to become a great ballerina is one of Powell and Pressburger's most famous films. Creators of classics such as Black Narcissus A Matter of Life And Death and The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp they were renowned for their use of brilliant colour and wonderful costumes and with the exhilarating cinematography of Jack Cardiff were among the most influential film makers of their time. The Red Shoes is one of the finest examples of their work and has become an inspiration to artists film makers and musicians all over the world.
20,000 Days on Earth | DVD | (20/10/2014)
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20 000 days on earth is a bold and unique look at one of music’s most mysterious and charismatic figures the iconic musician and writer Nick Cave. Directors Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard present a vision of an artist in a way that is unconventional yet undeniably intimate while also exploring more universal themes of creativity and how we choose to spend our time on the Earth. The film presents Cave’s personal analysis of his own life and creative processes. He shares humorous tales of times past with bandmate and frequent collaborator Warren Ellis and engages in enlightening discussion with those who have affected his life both professionally and personally including former Bad Seed Blixa Bargeld actor friend Ray Winstone and perhaps most notably Kylie Minogue with whom Cave collaborated on his breakout hit Where the Wild Roses Grow.
The Seventh Veil | DVD | (18/05/2009)
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Forces of Nature | DVD | (01/08/2016)
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A bold and breathtaking series taking viewers on a tour of our planet to explain what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty and ultimately what makes our world work. In a perfect combination of accessible science and cutting-edge filming techniques, Forces of Nature explores what makes our world so vibrant and diverse. This ambitious series takes viewers on a global tour in four themed episodes, answering the simplest questions about the complex forces that shape our planet. Why is water blue? How can a shape defy gravity? Why do bees make hexagonal honeycombs? And how do these things affect our own lives? Discover what lies beneath Earth's startling beauty as we reveal the secrets of our cosmos and the natural forces that govern everything within it.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone (2-Disc Collectors Edition) | DVD | (21/10/2013)
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In 2012 a resurrection no one thought possible took place when legendary band The Stone Roses reformed after 16 years. With unprecedented access to previously unseen archive footage Made of Stone is a revealing journey through the life of one of the most revered and influential bands in British music history. Acclaimed film-maker Shane Meadows brings his unique directorial style humour and emotional depth to the film capturing the band at work and in their everyday lives as they rehearsed for their much-anticipated reunion which culminated in three triumphant homecoming gigs at Manchester's Heaton Park in front of 220 000 adoring fans. Incorporating never-seen-before material spanning the band's musical history the personal experiences of many of those touched by the band and their music and unparalleled' access to the record-breaking sell-out concerts which took place in Summer 2012 this is the definitive record of the definitive band of the past 25 years.
Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans | Blu Ray | (21/03/2016)
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Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans documents McQueen's obsession to make 'the ultimate racing movie' through present day interviews with his family, including his son Chad McQueen and ex-wife Neile Adams McQueen and key members of the production team, along with a wealth of previously undiscovered, unseen 'behind the scenes' footage filmed on set in 1970. Evoking a special era and bringing this fascinating story to life for the first time, Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans redefines the myth and magic of Steve McQueen the movie star and sheds new light on Steve McQueen the visionary filmmaker.
The Nazis - A Warning From History | DVD | (24/05/2004)
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Combining unseen archive footage and a wealth of interview material with "ordinary" people who witnessed or even participated in Hitler's reign, this eight part 1997 documentary brought fresh light to bear on the rise and fall of The Third Reich. Inevitably, the episode dealing with the Holocaust immobilises the viewer in its harrowing detail and a further blow against that rump of humanity who refuse to believe the genocide ever occurred. Yet of great interest also is the depiction of the nature of Hitler's dictatorship. He was, it seems, not a driven, workaholic ideologue but a lazy man who, having set his ideas in motion was content to let his subordinates do all the administrative work, fighting for his favour. The series also featured interviews with unrepentant Nazis. There's a telling moment in which an interviewer confronts an elderly woman with a letter of complaint to the Nazi authorities about a supposedly "subversive" neighbour, bearing her signature. The letter sent the hapless neighbour to her death. At first the woman denies knowledge of the incident, then, when faced with the evidence, glibly wonders why anyone should still bother about events that occurred so long ago. This series shows us exactly why. --David Stubbs
Beware of Mr. Baker | DVD | (22/07/2013)
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Ginger Baker is the mad bad drummer best known for playing in Cream and Blind Faith. One of rock's most colourful characters his reputation for drugs violence and all forms of excess preceded him everywhere. This brand new documentary includes revealing interviews with Eric Clapton Steve Winwood Carlos Santana and more to paint a fascinating portrait of a musical icon.
How Green Was My Valley | DVD | (09/04/2012)
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John Ford's beautiful, heartfelt drama about a close-knit family of Welsh coal miners is one of the greatest films of Hollywood's golden age--a gentle masterpiece that beat Citizen Kane in the Best Picture race for the 1941 Academy Awards. The picture also won Oscars for Best Director (Ford), Best Supporting Actor (Donald Crisp), Best Art Direction, and Best Cinematography; all of those awards were richly deserved, even if they came at the expense of Kane and Orson Welles. Based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, the film focuses its eventful story on 10-year-old Huw (Roddy McDowall), youngest of seven children to Mr. and Mrs. Morgan (Donald Crisp, Sarah Allgood), a hardy couple who've seen the best and worst of times in their South Wales mining town. They're facing one of the worst times as Mr. Morgan refuses to join a miners union whose members have begun a long-term strike. Family tensions grow and Huw must learn many of life's harsher lessons under the tutelage of the local preacher (Walter Pidgeon), who has fallen in love with Huw's sister (Maureen O'Hara). As various crises are confronted and devastating losses endured, How Green Was My Valley unfolds as a rich, moving portrait of family strength and integrity. It's also a nod to a simpler, more innocent time--and to the preciousness of memory and the inevitable passage from youth to adulthood. An all-time classic, not to be missed. --Jeff Shannon
The Planet Collection (Blue Planet/Planet Earth/Frozen Planet) | DVD | (08/12/2011)
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The Lady Vanishes | DVD | (18/08/2008)
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Intrigue and espionage and the effects on the lives and futures of passengers aboard a Trans-Continental Express emerge when a girl traveller (Margaret Lockwood) returning from a holiday strikes up an acquaintance with a middle-aged English governess who during the journey mysteriously disappears from her compartment. The girl seeking an explanation for the disappearance is accused of hallucinating and is nearly convinced that her new friend does not exist.
We Were Soldiers | DVD | (05/11/2007)
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In a place soon to be known as 'The Valley of Death' in a small clearing called landing zone X-Ray Lt. Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and 400 young troops all from an elite American combat division were surrounded by 2 000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history...
Top Gear 3: to the Metal | DVD | (05/06/2006)
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The Winter Olympics Special episode in full including a Mini driven down a ski jump and an ice hockey game with cars!
The Battle of the Sexes | DVD | (08/07/2013)
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The Battle of the Sexes; that tells the story of a match that defined a movement, the infamous tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs in Houston 1973. Weaving together the story of the embryonic women's movement and the battle to establish equality on the tennis court (a literal level playing field). It shows how a group of women banded together to overthrow the male establishment - to become true pioneers. More than a mere historic telling, we hope this film has the emotional ...