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Carry On Screaming | DVD | (27/08/2001)
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One of the funniest Carry Ons ever! Who is stealing virgins and turning them into shop-window mannequins? What is the meaning of the gigantic hairy finger found at the scene of the latest crime? What clues can the mad professor or his deathly pale and impossibly buxom sister provide to the hopeless Detective Bung?
Rififi | Blu Ray | (17/11/2014)
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RIFIFI (ri-f&rsquo; -fi) n. French argot. 1. Quarrel rumble free-for-all open hostilities between individuals or gangs rough and tumble confrontation between two or more individuals. 2. A tense and chaotic situation involving violent confrontations between parties. A seminal work of crime filmmaking that lead the young critic Fran&ccedil;ois Truffaut to declare &ldquo;the best Film Noir I have ever seen&rdquo; Jules Dassin&rsquo;s Rififi [Du rififi chez les hommes] has influenced films as diverse as Reservoir Dogs and Ocean&rsquo;s Eleven since its release. Following Tony le St&eacute;phanois (Jean Servais) a master thief fresh out of jail wearing a harried look and suffering ill health he refuses to be involved with crime until he finds his girlfriend shacked up with a rival gangster. With little reason to keep living he plans a final job. Tony sets about finding his crew and meticulously planning the job; a robbery of the jewellery store Mappin &amp; Webb. Rififi revolves around the central heist famed for its finite detail and incredible tension but the drama does not end at the heist like so many other crime films. Dassin&rsquo;s film is a humanist tale that hinges on the loyalty among thieves and draws on the fatalistic doom laden lives common to crooks and thieves in pulp literature. An instant commercial success in Paris and worldwide the film was also very well received by the critics with Jules Dassin being awarded the best director prize at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival. Arrow Academy is proud to present Jules Dassin&rsquo;s legendary film in 1080p high definition for the first time in the UK. FEATURES: High Definition restoration Uncompressed original mono PCM audio Newly translated English subtitles Introduction by French cinema critic and author Ginette Vincendeau Interview with Jules Dassin Q&amp;A with Jules Dassin from BFI Southbank London Original Theatrical Trailer Reversible sleeve featuring two original artworks Collector&rsquo;s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic and filmmaker David Cairns Alastair Philips on source novel author Auguste Le Breton and the S&eacute;rie Noire a contemporary review by Fran&ccedil;ois Truffaut notes on the translation and the BBFC&rsquo;s John Trevelyan on Rififi illustrated with original posters and stills
A Run For Your Money | DVD | (02/02/2009)
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A Run For Your Money
Planet Of The Apes Collection | Blu Ray | (01/12/2008)
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Filled with iconic images fierce epic battles and breathtaking twists these action-packed films revolutionized science fiction...and remain as thrilling and timely as ever! Planet Of The Apes: Charlton Heston stars as an astronaut lost in a world run by evolved apes in this highly influential Oscar'-winning and epic film! (1968) Beneath The Planet Of The Apes: James Franciscus discovers new horrors on the Planet of the Apes including a subterranean world of highly advanced humans who worship a WMD! Escape From The Planet Of The Apes: Refugee chimps from the feature Cornelius and Zira (Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter) are hunted down as an evolutionary threat in twentieth-century America. (1971) Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes: In the not-too-distant future an ape named Caesar (Roddy McDowall) defies his human masters launching a revolt that will change the way the world is run...and by whom. (1972) Battle For The Planet of The Apes: The peaceful coexistence of man and ape is shattered when militant factions of both species clash igniting an explosive final conflict! (1973)
Double Indemnity (Ltd Edition Blu-ray Steelbook) | Blu Ray | (25/06/2012)
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Director Billy Wilder (Sunset Boulevard) and writer Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) adapted James M. Cain's hard-boiled novel into this wildly thrilling story of insurance man Walter Neff (Fred MacMurray), who schemes the perfect murder with the beautiful dame Phyllis Dietrichson (Barbara Stanwyck: kill Dietrichson's husband and make off with the insurance money. But, of course, in these plots things never quite go as planned, and Barton Keyes (Edward G. Robinson) is the wily insurance investigator who must sort things out. From the opening scene you know Neff is doomed, as the story is told in flashback; yet, to the film's credit, this doesn't diminish any of the tension of the movie. This early film noir flick is wonderfully campy by today's standards, and the dialogue is snappy ("I thought you were smarter than the rest, Walter. But I was wrong. You're not smarter, just a little taller"), filled with lots of "dame"s and "baby"s. Stanwyck is the ultimate femme fatale, and MacMurray, despite a career largely defined by roles as a softy (notably in the TV series My Three Sons and the movie The Shaggy Dog), is convincingly cast against type as the hapless, love-struck sap. --Jenny Brown
Martin Scorsese Presents: World Cinema Foundation: Volume One - Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) | Blu Ray | (25/11/2013)
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Dry Summer A brutal naturalist melodrama Metin Erksan's masterful Dry Summer [Susuz yaz] which won the Golden Bear at the 1964 Berlin Film Festival returns to the spotlight in a new restoration after decades of suppression by Turkish authorities: an arid fate for one of the most exciting films of the 1960s. Viscerally tactile unsparing and even on occasion outright lurid Dry Summer has been described by filmmaker Fatih Akin as one of the most important legacies of Turkish cinema. During a particularly dry rural Turkish summer a group of local workers enter into a dispute with a landowner when he decides the construction of new irrigation infrastructure must first and foremost service his own property. Wholly rapacious the landowner foments a private war with his own kin after the brother takes a bewitching young wife. The battle between the factions plays out in stunning set-pieces: a pursuit with pistols amidst grass-stalks and dam-water before the setting sun evokes elements of Renoir (Toni) Ford (The World Moves On) Bergman (The Virgin Spring) and Shind&ocirc; (Onibaba) while a scene set in a brush thicket wherein the landowner and his aggressors fight it out hatchet-and-club provides drama at least as exciting and gasp-inducing as the climax of Seven Samurai. Dry Summer's sweat-dappled tone and baked images of promenade and labour recall Mexican-period Bu&ntilde;uel as much as aspects of mid-'50s Italian commercial melodrama and via the film's backdrop of agrarian agitation and its low angles - which effect a figural relief against blazing albeit greyish mid-contrast summer skies - post-montage Soviet agitprop. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the World Cinema Foundation's restoration of Metin Erksan's classic on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Trances The inaugural film of the World Cinema Foundation's efforts Trances [Transes] is a picture unlike any other: a poetic roving documentary-portrait performance-film based around the Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane. In this rare transformational work Nass El Ghiwane perform their music at concerts at once fervidly rally-like and suffused with the spontaneity of a mass happening; recount their time working alongside the great cha&acirc;bi musician Boudjema&acirc; El Ankis in the 1970s; and generally philosophise and reflect upon life. As Martin Scorsese expressed at the time of the film's re-presentation in 2007: I became passionate about this music that I heard and I saw also the way the film was made the concert that was photographed and the effect of the music on the audience at the concert. I tracked down the music and eventually it became my inspiration for many of the designs and construction of my film The Last Temptation of Christ. [...] And I think the group was singing damnation: their people their beliefs their sufferings and their prayers all came through their singing. And I think the film is beautifully made by Ahmed El Maanouni; it's been an obsession of mine since 1981. True to its title Trances is an hypnotic exhilarating masterwork. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Ahmed El Maanouni's film restored from the original 16mm camera and sound negatives on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Revenge Set largely in Korea and China and spanning the 1910s to 1940s Ermek Shinarbaev's epic masterpiece unites the resonant pictoriality of certain Far Eastern cinema with a mysticism rooted in the Russian tradition: a fitting and harmonic convergence for this collaboration (one of three) between the Kazakh director and Korean-Russian writer Anatoli Kim. A rural schoolteacher Jan murders a pupil the young daughter of a family under whom he had previously been a tenant. The father Caj [pronounced Tsaiya] tracks him to China to exact revenge - but at at the moment of vengeance Caj cannot act. He returns home only to take a concubine who in turn bears him a son: Sungu a prodigious composer of verse. At Caj's deathbed the boy is informed he has been brought into the world purely for the sake of vengeance; he takes an oath to annihilate Jan. Tonally Revenge exhibits an extraordinary use of natural light that lends the figures an almost ethereal incandescence in the picture's first half; the second half of the film shifts into a no-less-impressive palate that is ally to late-Tarkovskyan naturalism. A narrative broken into seven chapters and constructed in a full-circle that creates a visual and spoken summary of Sungu's poetic universe Revenge is to quote the critic Kent Jones a true odyssey geographically and psychologically. One of the greatest films to emerge from the Kazakh New Wave and also one of the toughest. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Revenge restored from the original camera negative with the involvement of Ermek Shinarbaev on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Special Features: Glorious new restorations of three neglected masterworks of world cinema all presented in 1080p HD Exclusive video introductions to each film by Martin Scorsese 80-page book featuring writing by Kent Jones on Revenge Bilge Ebiri on Trances archival documentation and imagery and more to be announced Optional English subtitles on each film More features to be announced closer to release date
Ashes & Diamonds | Blu Ray | (21/12/2015)
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United Kingdom released, Blu-Ray/Region A/B/C DVD: LANGUAGES: Polish ( Mono ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (1.66:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Remastered, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: On the last day of World War Two in a small town somewhere in Poland, Polish exiles of war and the occupying Soviet forces confront the beginning of a new day and a new Poland. In this incendiary environment we find Home Army soldier Maciek Chelmicki, who has been ordered to assassinate an incoming commissar. But a mistake stalls his progress and leads him to Krystyna, a beautiful barmaid who gives him a glimpse of what his life could be. Gorgeously photographed and brilliantly performed, Ashes and Diamonds masterfully interweaves the fate of a nation with that of one man, resulting in one of the most important Polish films of all time. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: BAFTA Awards, Venice Film Festival, ...Ashes and Diamonds (1958) ( Popiól i diament ) ( PopióB i diament (Ashes & Diamonds) ) (Blu-Ray)
Ealing Boxset | Blu Ray | (31/03/2014)
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Ealing Studio output from the 1940s and the 1950s helped define what was arguably the golden age for British cinema. This Blu-ray collection brings together three much loved comedy classics directed by Ealing stalwarts Robert Hamer Charles Crichton and Alexander Mackendrick and starring the great Sir Alec Guinness in some of his most memorable roles.
One Million Years BC | DVD | (13/11/2006)
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This is the way it was.... Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until his unstable nature forces his banishment from them as well. Missing him one of their women Loana (Welch) leaves with him and the couple must survive the onslaught of giant reptiles before their love can be fulfilled...
The Woman In The Window | DVD | (12/01/2009)
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The Woman In The Window
The Wizard of Oz - 75th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (03/11/2014)
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Young Dorothy Gale (played by Judy Garland), her dog, Toto, and her three companions on the yellow brick road to Oz -- the Tin Man (Jack Haley), the Cowardly Lion (Bert Lahr), and the Scarecrow (Ray Bolger) -- have become pop-culture icons and central figures in the legacy of fantasy for children. Actress Margaret Hamilton, the Wicked Witch who covets Dorothy's enchanted ruby slippers, has had the singular honour of scaring the wits out of children for more than six decades. The film's still as fresh, frightening and funny as it was when first released in 1939. It may take some liberal detours from the original story by L. Frank Baum, but it's loyal to the Baum legacy while charting its own course as a spectacular film. Partly shot in glorious Technicolor, befitting its dynamic production design (Munchkinland alone is a psychedelic explosion of colour and decor), The Wizard of Oz may not appeal to every taste as the years go by, but it's nonetheless required viewing for kids of all ages. --Jeff Shannon
Lord Of The Flies | DVD | (16/09/2002)
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In this classic 1963 adaptation of William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies, a planeload of schoolboys are stranded on a tropical island. They've got food and water; all that's left is to govern themselves peacefully until they are rescued. "After all", says choir leader Jack, "We're English. We're the best in the world at everything!" Unfortunately, living peacefully is not as easy as it seems. Though Ralph is named chief, Jack and the choristers quickly form a clique of their own, using the ever-effective political promise of fun rather than responsibility to draw converts. Director Peter Brook draws some excellent performances out of his young cast: the moment when Ralph realises that even if he blows the conch for a meeting people might not come is an excruciating one. Well acted and faithfully executed, Lord of the Flies is as compelling today as when first released. --Ali Davis
Doris Day - Essential Collection | DVD | (05/09/2011)
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Titles Comprise:Young at Heart: Doris Day and Frank Sinatra in Young at Heart with Gig Young Ethel Barrymore Dorothy Malone Robert Keith Elisabeth Fraser Alan Hale, Jr. Includes songs by Cole Porter George Gershwin Ira Gershwin Harold Arlen Johnny Mercer Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and Lenore Coffee Adaptation by Liam O'Brien From a story by Fannie Hurst Produced by Henry Blanke Directed by Gordon DouglasThat Touch of Mink: A breezy, stylish comedy that's rich with romantic delights. Co-starring Cary Grant.Lover Come Back: Romantic comedy with Doris Day and Rock Hudson as two Madison Avenue advertising rivals.Pillow Talk: The uninhibited story of a carefree bachelor and a carefree career girl and the hilarious things that happen when they tangle.
The Complete Doctor Collection | DVD | (13/08/2012)
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Based on Richard Gordon's best selling novels, this hilarious collection of seven classic British comedies stars a wealth of talent and screen legends. Set in St. Swithins hospital, it follows the antics and mishaps of a group of medical students and their quest to become doctors.
They Flew Alone (The Wings of a Woman) DVD | DVD | (16/08/2010)
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A stirring British film based on the life of Amy Johnson won the hearts of the British public in the 1930s with her record-breaking solo flights around the world. Amy's fame takes a toll on her marriage to fellow flyer Jim Mollison a daredevil in his own right who chafes at being overshadowed by his wife.
Nosferatu (2013 Restoration) | DVD | (18/11/2013)
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An iconic film of the German expressionist cinema and one of the most famous of all silent movies F. W. Murnau's Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror continues to haunt - and indeed terrify - modern audiences with the unshakable power of its images. By teasing a host of occult atmospherics out of dilapidated set-pieces and innocuous real-world locations alike Murnau captured on celluloid the deeply-rooted elements of a waking nightmare and launched the signature Murnau-style that would change cinema history forever. In this first-ever screen adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula a simple real-estate transaction leads an intrepid businessman deep into the superstitious heart of Transylvania. There he encounters the otherworldly Count Orlok - portrayed by the legendary Max Schreck in a performance the very backstory of which has spawned its own mythology - who soon after embarks upon a cross-continental voyage to take up residence in a distant new land... and establish his ambiguous dominion. As to whether the count's campaign against the plague-wracked populace erupts from satanic decree erotic compulsion or the simple impulse of survival - that remains perhaps the greatest mystery of all in this film that's like a blackout... Remade by Werner Herzog in 1979 (and inspiring films as diverse as Abel Ferrara's King of New York and The Addiction and E. Elias Merhige's Shadow of the Vampire) F. W. Murnau's surreal 1922 cine-fable remains the original and landmark entry in the entire global tradition of the horror film. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present newly restored on 1080p Blu-ray at long last Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror in its definitive restoration complete with original intertitles and accompanied by the score that played with the film at the time of its initial release. Special Features: Two audio commentaries: one newly recorded by film historian David Kalat; the second by historian R. Dixon Smith and critic Brad Stevens The Language of Shadows a 53-minute documentary on Murnau's early years and the filming of Nosferatu New video interview with BFI Film Classics Nosferatu author Kevin Jackson Newly translated English subtitles with original German intertitles More surprises to be revealed closer to release date! PLUS: a 56-page booklet featuring writings and rare imagery
Stanley Kubrick Special Edition Box Set | DVD | (03/03/2008)
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Titles Comprise: 2001: A Space Odyssey: When a large black monolith is found beneath the surface of the moon the reaction immediately is that it was intentionally buried. When the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter an expedition is sent in hopes of finding the source. When Dr. David Bowman discovers faults in the expeditionary space craft's communications system he discovers more than he ever wanted to know. A Clockwork Orange: Stomping whomping stealing singing tap-dancing violating Derby-topped teddy-boy hooligan Alex (Malcolm McDowell) has his own way of having a good time. He has it at the tragic expense of others. Alex's journey from amoral punk to brainwashed proper citizen forms the dynamic arc of Stanley Kubrick's future-shook vision of Anthony Burgess's novel. Unforgettable images startling musical counterpoints the fascinating language used by Alex and his pals - Kubrick shapes them into a shattering whole. The Shining: Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) becomes the caretaker of the Overlook Hotel up in the secluded mountains of Colorado. Jack being a family man takes his wife and son to the hotel to keep him company throughout the long and isolated nights. During their stay strange things occur when Jack's son Danny sees gruesome images powered by a force called ""The Shining"" and Jack is heavily affected by this. Along with writer's block and the demons of the hotel haunting him Jack has a complete mental breakdown and the situation takes a sinister turn for the worse. Full Metal Jacket: Full Metal Jacket begins by following the trials and tribulations of a platoon of fresh Marine Corps recruits focusing on the relationship between Gunnery Sergeant Hartman and Privates Pyle and Joker. We see Pyle grow into an instrument of death as Hartman has foreseen of all of his recruits. Through Pyle's torment and Joker's unwillingness to stand up against it the climax of part one is achieved with all three main characters deciding their fates by their action or inaction. The second chapter of Full Metal Jacket delves into Joker's psyche and the repeated referral to the fact that he joined the Corps to become a killer. When his mostly behind the scenes job as a combat correspondent is interfered with by the Tet offensive he is thrust into real combat and ultimately must choose if he really is a killer. Eyes Wide Shut: Sexual jolts disrupt Manhattan physician Bill Harford (Tom Cruise)'s equilibrium. At an elegant Christmas party two ""models"" hit on him he watches a Lothario try to pick up his tipsy wife he aids a woman sprawled naked in a bathroom after an overdose. The next night his wife (Nicole Kidman) reveals sexual fantasies with a stranger; a dead patient's daughter throws herself at him; as he walks brooding six teen boys hurl homophobic insults at him; a streetwalker takes him to her flat; he interrupts men having a sex party with a girl barely in her teens. His
The Producers (1 Disc Edition) | DVD | (15/05/2006)
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Low rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock (Zero Mostel) and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom (Gene Wilder) discover that with the help of a few gullible investors they can make more money on a flop than on a hit! Armed with the worst show ever written (Springtime For Hitler) and an equally bizarre cast this double dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a smash hit they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg! Winner of an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay Mel Brooks recently adapted his classic film as a Broadway musical and scooped a record-breaking 12 Tony awards.
The Ladykillers - 60th Anniversary Edition | Blu Ray | (07/09/2015)
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THE LADYKILLERS is quintessential Ealing. Director Alexander Mackendrick&rsquo;s film centres on a criminal gang planning their next job who find themselves boarding with an innocent old lady who thinks they are musicians. When the gang set out to kill Mrs. Wilberforce they run into one problem after another and get what they deserve. Mackendrick&rsquo;s last film as director before his move to Hollywood THE LADYKILLERS remains one of the best British comedies ever made.
My Man Godfrey | DVD | (26/01/2004)
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