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Kind Hearts And Coronets | DVD | (05/09/2011)
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Set in the stately Edwardian era Kind Hearts And Coronets is black comedy at is best with the most articulate and literate of all Ealing screenplays. Sir Alec Guinness gives a virtuoso performance in his Ealing comedy debut playing all eight victims standing between a mass-murderer and his family fortune. Considered by some to be Ealing's most perfect achievement of all the Ealing films.
Two for the Road (1967) Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015)
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One of the great films by Stanley Donen (Singin' in the Rain Charade) after the studio era had come to a close Two for the Road was a break-off with the old system one which allowed Donen to further stretch his art aided by screenwriter Frederic Raphael (Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut) in this tale of a couple voluntarily stretching themselves through the long period of their relationship. Portrayed in fragments that span the couple's time together in marriage Two for the Road runs the course of a relationship (between Audrey Hepburn and Albert Finney) that finds a circumstantial come-together escalate into newlywed-status and through a series of travails into the serious situation of bearing a daughter. The disturbance of marriage and/or life is chronicled from here on. After so many studio-system smash-hits Two for the Road marked a reckoning for director Donen &mdash; which went on to influence directors like Jacques Rivette for its portrayal of a couple in interaction and its keen sense of duration across the length of their time together. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Stanley Donen's Two for the Road for the first time on Blu-ray in a Dual Format edition. Special Dual Format Edition Features: New 1080p presentation of the film (on Blu-ray) in its original aspect ratio. Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. Feature length commentary with Stanley Donen. Interview with critic Frederic Raphael. 36-PAGE BOOKLET featuring writing on the film and more!
Three Men In A Boat | DVD | (27/08/2007)
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Three friends escape their dull lives by taking a leisurely excursion along the Thames in a small boat. However their planned restful journey is interrupted by a number of comic mishaps and adventures as well as complications of a romantic nature as they cross paths with ladies.
Beyond the Darkness | Blu Ray | (13/02/2017)
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God bless the late, and dearly missed, Joe D'Amato (Aristide Massaccesi). Not only did the censor-baiting Svengali of sleaze give us such video nasty masterpieces as ABSURD (1981) and ANTHROPOPHAGOUS (1980), as well as the sexploitation classic ELEVEN DAYS, ELEVEN NIGHTS (1987), he also unleashed one of Euro-horror's grisliest gore-fests in 1979's frequently-censored BEYOND THE DARKNESS! Focusing on a PSYCHO-style story of a young loner, under the authority of a besotted but blood-thirsty matriarch, who enjoys bouts of human taxidermy, bodily mutilation and cannibalism - this crimson-ridden splatter caper might just be D'Amato's crowning achievement. Starring the legendary Cinzea Monreale (THE BEYOND) as a beautiful blonde who is lured into the killer's premises, BEYOND THE DARKNESS also features a sublime score from prog-rockers Goblin (TENEBRAE) and a sick, but nonetheless satisfying, sense of humour. Also known as BURIED ALIVE, this D'Amato classic is finally making its UK HD premiere - uncut and uncensored! Extras: Restored in 2K From the Original 16mm Negative Uncompressed English Audio Uncompressed Italian Audio with Newly Translated English Subtitles Archive Interview with Cinzia Monreale Joe D'Amato retrospective Adrian Smith Booklet Promo Trailer Beyond the Darkness Locaions - Then and Now
The Dolly Sisters | DVD | (02/07/2012)
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Two sisters from Hungary become famous entertainers in the early 1900s. Fictionalized biography with lots of songs.
A Night to Remember | Blu Ray | (19/03/2012)
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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
Doctor Who - Attack of the Cybermen | DVD | (16/03/2009)
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The TARDIS is lured to Earth in 1985 by a distress call sent by Lytton who has made contact with a group of Cybermen based in London's sewers. The Doctor and Peri are then captured and forced to take Lytton and the Cybermen in the TARDIS to the Cybermen's home planet Telos. The Cybermen have stolen a time vessel from another race and plan to change history by crashing Halley's Comet into Earth and obliterating it before it can bring about the demise of their original home world Mondas in 1986.
Niagara | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013)
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Marilyn Monroe sizzles in this tense masterful thriller. While the seductive Rose Loomis (Monroe) and her husband George (Joseph Cotten) vacation in a charming guest cabin at spectacular Niagara Falls Rose and her lover plot to kill George. But things go terribly wrong and soon an innocent honeymooning couple find themselves swept up in the crime.
Carry On Collection Vol.2 | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Titles Comprise: 1. Carry On Regardless: It's non stop romps as the Carry On team deliver the goods in one of the rudest and funniest of the Carry On films. The cast are all on top form as a bunch of no-hoppers who join an agency in the search for a job. The anarchy mounts as they do a series of odd jobs including a chimps tea party trying to stay sober at a wine tasting and demolishing a house. 2. Carry On Cruising: A life on the ocean wave with the Carry On crew! Sid James is the long-suffering Captain of the luxury cruise liner S.S. Happy Wanderer a ship full of misfits who don't know their portholes from any other holes! It isn't long before the luckless passengers mix with the hopeless crew to raise titanic laughs on the ship of fools. 3. Carry On Jack: Able seaman Poop-Decker (Bernard Cribbins) signs up for adventure on the high seas with the wicked Captain Fearless (Kenneth Williams). Those swabbing the decks include Juliet Mills Charles Hawtrey and Donald Houston. 4. Carry On Cabby: Charlie (Sid James) owner of the Speedee Cabs company finds he has some serious competition when his wife Peggy (Hattie Jacques) sets up a rival firm consisting only of glamorous female drivers.
Magpie | DVD | (29/06/2009)
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King Lear | DVD | (21/05/2007)
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A production of the Shakespeare tragedy which brings out the themes of family relationship youth versus age and the struggle of good over evil.
Whatever Happened To Baby Jane | DVD | (17/07/2006)
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Sister sister oh so fair why is there blood all over your hair? The film that paired two of the greatest screen-actresses not only lived up to its promise but provided years of Hollywood gossip at the expense of the two warring stars! Baby Jane (Davis) was a child star. When she grows up she is forgotten by the public. Instead her sister Blanche (Crawford) becomes famous as a Hollywood actress overshadowing her sister who is increasingly bitter. After a mysterious car ac
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales, Act 4 (A Midsummer Night's Dream & Richard III) | DVD | (26/02/2007)
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Two of Shakespeare's plays are faithfully brought to life through animation in these excellent British/Russian co-productions. A perfect introduction to the world and themes of Shakespeare. Features A Midsummer Nights Dream and Richard III.
Laura | DVD | (23/04/2007)
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""The story of a love that became the most fearful thing that ever happened to a woman!"" A Detective investigating the murder of a movie star starts to fall in love with her whilst piecing together her last moments.
Citizen Kane | DVD | (29/08/2016)
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Arguably the greatest of American films, Orson Welles' 1941 masterpiece, made when he was only 25, still unfurls like a dream and carries the viewer along the mysterious currents of time and memory to reach a mature (if ambiguous) conclusion: people are the sum of their contradictions and can't be known easily. Welles plays newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane, taken from his mother as a boy and made the ward of a rich industrialist. The result is that every well-meaning or tyrannical or self-destructive move he makes for the rest of his life appears in some way to be a reaction to that deeply wounding event. Written by Welles and Herman J. Mankiewicz, and photographed by Gregg Toland, the film is the sum of Welles's awesome ambitions as an artist in Hollywood. He pushes the limits of then-available technology to create a true magic show, a visual and aural feast that almost seems to be rising up from a viewer's subconscious. As Kane, Welles even ushers in the influence of Bertolt Brechton film acting. This is truly a one-of-a-kind work, and in many ways is still the most modern of modern films this century. --Tom Keogh
Trapped | DVD | (24/08/2009)
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Starring Lloyd Bridges Trapped is taut unpretentious film noir directed by Richard Fleischer. The film begins in semi-documentary style explaining the workings of the U.S. Treasury Department and then follows the chain of events set in motion when a forged 20 dollar bill is discovered in California. However it takes a dramatic turn when treasury agents in Washington D.C. recognise the source of the forged bill and travel to a penitentiary in Atlanta to interview forger Tris Stewart (Lloyd Bridges). The agents engineer a fake escape for Stewart so that he can lead them to the source of the forgeries. But Stewart has others ideas and slips his minders.
Vertigo | Blu Ray | (23/09/2013)
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Dreamlike and nightmarishly surreal, Vertigo is Hitchcock's most personal film because it confronts many of the convoluted psychological issues that haunted and fascinated the director. The psychological complexity and the stark truthfulness of their rampant emotions keeps these strangely obsessive characters alive on screen, and Hitchcock understood better than most their barely repressed sexual compulsions, their fascination with death and their almost overwhelming desire for transcendent love. James Stewart finds profound and disturbing new depths in his psyche as Scotty, the tortured acrophobic detective on the trail of a suicidal woman apparently possessed by the ghost of someone long dead. Kim Novak is the classical Hitchcockian blonde whose icy exterior conceals a churning, volcanic emotional core. The agonised romance of Bernard Herrmann's score accompanies the two actors as a third and vitally important character, moving the film along to its culmination in an ecstasy of Wagnerian tragedy. Of course Hitch lavished especial care on every aspect of the production, from designer Edith Head's costumes (he, like Scotty, was most insistent on the grey dress), to the specific colour scheme of each location, to the famous reverse zoom "Vertigo" effect (much imitated, never bettered). The result is Hitch's greatest work and an undisputed landmark of cinema history. On the DVD: This disc presents the superb restored print of this film in a wonderful widescreen (1.85:1) anamorphic transfer, with remastered Dolby digital soundtrack. There's a half-hour documentary made in 1996 about the painstaking two-year restoration process, plus an informative commentary from the restorers Robert Harris and James Katz, who are joined by original producer Herbert Coleman. There are also text features on the production, cast and crew, plus a trailer for the theatrical release of the restoration. This is an undeniably essential requirement for every DVD collection. --Mark Walker
The Jazz Singer Steelbook | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013)
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The son of a Jewish cantor must defy his father in order to pursue his dream of becoming a jazz singer. Special Features: Commentary by Ron Hutchison and Vince Giordano Al Jolson in A Plantation Act (1926 WB Short) An Intimate Dinner in Celebration of Warner Bros. Silver Ju bilee (1930 WB Short) I Love to Singa (1936 WB Cartoon) Hollywood Handicap (1938 MGM Short) A Day at Santa Anita (1939 WB Short) 6/2/1947 Lux Radio Theatre Broadcast Theatrical Trailer
San Demetrio, London | DVD | (12/05/2008)
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Set in 1940 during the battle of the Atlantic this is the true story of how the crew of the petrol tanker 'San Demetrio' was left with a near impossible task when she was torpedoed by the Germans. After the ship was torpedoed the crew abandoned ship in three lifeboats. Two are picked up by other ships in the convoy but the third drifts for days until its crew spies the burning 'San Demetrio' on... the horizon. Do they board the ship try to put out its fires and get it back to English shores or do they stay in the drifting lifeboat in the hope of being rescued?
The Ten Commandments | Blu Ray | (04/02/2013)
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Throughout film history, Hollywood has produced a number of sweeping epics and generation-defining movies. However, one film - Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments - has stood the test of time. Universally recognised among critics as a cinematic masterpiece, this unforgettable motion picture has also been recognised by The American Film Institute as one of the Top Ten epics of all time. From its Academy Award-winning director and revolutionary Oscar-winning special effects to its memorable music score and all-star cast, The Ten Commandments presents the story of Moses in all of its stunning glory. Starring Charlton Heston, Yul Brynner, Anne Baxter and a who's who of legendary screen talent, the film was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture of 1956. Now available for the first time ever on Blu-ray and restored to a stunning new visual experience, The Ten Commandments can be relived in the best picture and sound possible.