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Rocky - Limited Edition Steelbook | Blu Ray | (10/02/2014)
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Nominated for 10 Academy Awards this 1976 Best Picture Winner inspired a nation! A struggling Philadelphia club fighter (Sylvester Stallone) gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fight for love glory and self-respect. Featuring a legendary musical score and thrilling fight sequences this rousing crowd-pleaser scores a knockout!
Strauss; Salome | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Salome, composed by Richard Strauss. Performed by The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and conducted by Philippe Jordan.
The Joseph Losey Collection | DVD | (20/10/2008)
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The Go Between: Summer 1900: Queen Victoria's last and the summer Leo turns 13. He's the guest of Marcus a wealthy classmate at a grand home in rural Norfolk. Leo is befriended by Marian Marcus's twenty-something sister a beauty about to be engaged to Hugh a viscount and good fellow. Marian buys Leo a forest-green suit takes him on walks and asks him to carry messages to and from their neighbor Ted Burgess a bit of a rake. Leo is soon dissembling realizes he's betraying Hugh but continues as the go-between nonetheless asking adults naive questions about the attractions of men and women. Can an affair between neighbours stay secret for long? And how does innocence end? The Servant: In this landmark drama of class struggle and moral decay a pampered playboy (James Fox) acquires an elegant townhouse complete with a dedicated man servant (Dirk Bogarde). But when the young man's fiance (Wendy Craig) becomes suspicious of the servant's intentions he and his 'sister' (Sarah Miles) thrust the household into a sinister game where seduction is corruption and power becomes the most shocking desire of all. Accident: When an accident kills one of his student and Oxford professor (Dirk Bogarde) recounts the circumstances of their meeting. But as these turbulent memories unfold they reveal a series of shocking relationships betrayed by adultery obsession and self-destruction in which nothing is what it seems and everything has its cost. The Criminal: Stanley Baker (Hell Is A City Zulu) stars as underworld kingpin Johnny Bannion sprung from prison by his best friend Mike Carter to mastermind a daring racetrack heist. But when Johnny is sent back to jail shortly after hiding the stolen loot he must survive and ordeal of brutality and betrayal at the hands of his fellow convicts and former accomplices in this gritty drama that was originally advertised as The Toughest Film Ever Made In Britain! Eva: Welsh writer Tyvian Jones (Stanley Baker) seems to have it all Sixties style -- an international best seller an apartment in Rome a gorgeous fianc''e in Virna Lisi - but he's bitter anyway. He meets his existential match in ennui in the mod seductress Eve played by Jeanne Moreau who was never more cynical or iconic. Decked out in pointy pumps and heavy eyeliner listening to Billie Holiday on scratchy LPs as she counts the lire and smokes endless packs of cigarettes in strangers' bedrooms she is the epitome of frayed glamour. An emotional tyrant Eve's casual maneuvering forces Baker to confront his past - and his weaknesses - as a man and an artist. Mr. Klein: As Jews flee Paris Mr. Klein exploits them preying on their desperation by buying their valuables at a fraction of their worth... until he finds his name is shared by a Jewish member of the anti-Nazi resistance. Klein reports this to the authorities only find that he is uncontrollably sinking into the quicksand of mistaken identity. The Sleeping Tiger: An intriguing psychological drama starring Dirk Bogarde as a petty crook who is sheltered by a psychiatrist planning to use him as a guinea pig until Bogarde seduces his wife. The Big Night: After his adored father is savagely beaten by sports writer Al Judge 17 year-old George goes on a mission of revenge. In a twisted coming of age tale George explores the seedy side of his town and in his inability to understand the savage attack gets more than he bargained for.
Verdi: Il Trovatore (Live Recording From The Vienna State Opera 1978) | DVD | (18/01/2010)
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ARTH 107117; ARTHAUS MUSIK - Germania; Classica Lirica
An Inspector Calls | DVD | (04/04/2005)
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A young girl is murdered and an Inspector calls on a prosperous Yorkshire household investigating the sad circumstances behind her death. Each one of the family has a secret - and each one is partly responsible for the girl's fate. The determined Inspector must prove their collective guilt and the shattering denouncement reveals why. An adaptation of J.B. Priestley's classic play.
Classic Musicals - 5 Film Collection | Blu Ray | (15/10/2012)
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<b>Chitty Chitty Bang Bang:</b> With its clever tunes (including the Oscar-Nominated title song), marvellous cast and enchanting storyline, this delightful romp is lots of fun and simply 'toot sweet' to pass up. Dick Van Dyke stars as eccentric inventor Caractacus Potts, who creates an extraordinary car called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It not only drives--but also flies and floats--as it leads him, his two children and his beautiful lady friend, Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), into a magi...
400 Blows | DVD | (16/12/2002)
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Praised by film-makers (Akira Kurosawa called it One of the most beautiful films that I have ever seen) and critics the world over Truffaut's 400 Blows launched the Nouvelle Vague and paved the way for some of cinema's most important and influential directors. Twelve-year-old Antoine Doinel has troubles at home and at school. Ignored and neglected by his parents his relationship with his mother is further strained when he discovers that she has taken a secret lover. Added to this his school teachers have written him off as a troublemaker and with luck seemingly never on his side it is Antoine who ends up getting the blame for bad behaviour. Finding refuge only in his love of cinema Antoine soon finds it necessary to break free and discover what the world can offer outside of the confines of his everyday life. This remarkable film features the extraordinary talent of Jean-Pierre Leaud as the rebellious Antoine a character based on Truffaut himself. Antoine Doinel was to make appearances in a number of Truffaut's films (including 'Stolen Kisses' 'Bed and Board' and 'Love on the Run') all of which chart his further adventures into adulthood.
This Sporting Life | DVD | (31/01/2000)
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Prolific British filmmaker Lindsay Anderson weaves this small, evocative tale of young life at the crossroads in early 1960s Northern England. A rough, sullen young man (Richard Harris) working in the local coal mines begins to make a name for himself as a star rugby player, but even as he begins to fall in love he cannot escape the harsh realities of the bleak life around him. The rugby sequences in the film are striking, but no more so than the depiction of downtrodden people living in the shadow of industry and corruption that too often crushes their spirit. Harris in one of his first roles, is remarkably effective as an unlikeable but sympathetic figure trying against hope to savour the small joys life has to offer, and the film also features the debut of renowned actress Glenda Jackson. One of a series of working-class, character-driven British imports, This Sporting Life is one of the best on the field. --Robert Lane
School For Scoundrels / The Green Man | DVD | (14/04/2003)
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In School for Scoundrels wimpy Ian Carmichael wants to impress girls and get one over on all-round show-off and cad Terry Thomas (playing gloriously to type). Discovering Alastair Simms' unorthodox school Carmichael happily enrols and learns the quaint tricks of the day for securing the admiration of a fair lady. Ultimately as a star pupil he teaches the Master a thing or two about true love when everything turns out just fine in the end. Appealing to all male sensibilities is the idea of a magical set of simple rules for winning someone's affections. Set in the tweed-rich environment of an English boarding school makes this an even quainter notion. To watch this classic comedy is to cock one's snoot at womanisers everywhere while unavoidably making a mental list of anything that might actually work! The three central performances are brilliantly realised, particularly the role reversal between Carmichael and Thomas. Try playing a tennis match after a viewing without calling "hard cheese". -Paul Tonks
Fingerpicking Guitar 1 & 2 | DVD | (18/10/2004)
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This two DVD set is for beginner and intermediate guitarists who want to start fingerpicking. Rev. Gary Davis used to tell his students that playing the guitar was easy: He would say that a piano player has only two hands (the left keeps an alternating bass while the right plays a melody) but a guitarist has three hands! Our right hand thumb is one hand and plays the bass figures while our index finger is our second hand and plays the melody. Our third hand is our left hand which fingers chords. The results produce a full and orchestrated fingerstyle sound with a rhythmic bass played against melodic lines. This is the alternating bass technique which we sometimes jokingly refer to as 'bum-chick.' It is the most popular fingerpicking style played and has been used by legendary guitarists. Mississippi John Hurt Rev. Gary Davis Merle Travis Doc Watson Chet Atkins are but a few of the giants of this style. On these two DVDs we will explore how to master the alternating bass style. Each tune is taught phrase by phrase and then played again slowly on a split-screen so that you can carefully see what both hands are doing. A detailed 60 page tab/music booklet is included. As well you will see footage of some of the great fingerstyle players such as Rev. Gary Davis Lightnin' Hopkins Mance Lipscomb Merle Travis Brownie McGhee Elizabeth Cotten John Jackson Pink Anderson and Doc Watson.
Till The Clouds Roll By | DVD | (21/10/2002)
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Till the Clouds Roll By was the big MGM extravaganza of 1946, purporting to be a life of the first giant of the stage musical, Jerome Kern. Great chunks of Show Boat, Sweet Adeline and Sunny dominate while, in between excerpts, reliable Robert Walker does valiant work as Kern, lending a gentle credibility to even the most extravagant licenses taken by the writers. The liberties taken with Kern's story beggar belief, but what a fine excuse this is to sit back and enjoy a procession of gems from the great American songbook, performed by genuine legends. Judy Garland has two numbers as Marilyn Miller, both directed by husband Vincente Minnelli at the peak of their creative and personal relationships. Singing "Who?", she has to float down the proverbial staircase, obviously pregnant (Liza was born a short time later). Others to shine include Kathryn Grayson, June Allyson, Dinah Shore and, more bizarrely, a skinny young Sinatra drafted in at the last for a rousing "Old Man River". Most poignant of all is the presence of Lena Horne who, but for the racist values of Hollywood at the time, would have been a great film star. Ever confined to guest appearances, she here sings the songs of Show Boat's tragic half-caste Julie. When MGM filmed the musical in 1951, the same part went to Ava Gardner. On the DVD: Till the Clouds Roll By may boast digital remastering, but it could have done with a deal of restoration, too. Presented in 4:3 format, the picture quality is often pixellated and the soundtrack in "HiFi Stereo" is muffled and occasionally cracked. Considering its value as an archive of great performers, some rarely seen on film, this film deserves better DVD treatment. --Piers Ford
The Fighting Sullivans | DVD | (21/10/2002)
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Before Private Ryan was saved the Sullivan Brothers did their part for World War II. This rivetting and tragic drama was the basis for Steven Speilgberg's Saving Private Ryan and follows the true story of the five Sullivan brothers who served together at Guadalcanal in 1942. Their patriotisim and devotion to each other was overwhelming and took precedence over all else with tragic results. One of Hollywood's lost classics it was originally pulled from cinemas after its devastating effect on audiences of the time. The Fighting Sullivans is a story you may never have heard of but it's a movie you will never forget.
The Minotaur | DVD | (29/09/2008)
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This world premiere of a gripping new work by composer Harrison Birtwistle and librettist David Harsent, commissioned by The Royal Opera, brings the monstrous, Greek mythological character to the stage. The Minotaur, part man, part beast, trapped in his labyrinth, longs to discover his true identity and his own voice. Theseus, sent as part of a debt sacrifice to the monster, is determined to kill him; he attracts the attention of Ariache, half-sister and keeper of The Minotaur, and it is her help than ensures his success.
I Dream Of Jeannie - Series 1 - Complete | DVD | (06/10/2008)
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With the blink of her eyes and a nod of her head Barbara Eden will make your wishes come true in the premiere season of I Dream Of Jeannie. Larry Hagman stars as Captain Anthony Tony Nelson an astronaut who finds himself Master to a beautiful and crafty genie (Eden) whom he unknowingly releases from a bottle. Together he and Jeannie are a magical match. Packed with bonus features and boasting some of television's brightest guest stars such as Dabney Coleman Maureen McCormick and Bill Mumy I Dream Of Jeannie is the beloved must-own comedy series that will have you dreaming of TV's Golden Age.
Indiscreet | DVD | (04/04/2011)
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Anna Kalman (Ingrid Bergman) is a wealthy actress whose love affairs never last for long. When she meets businessman Philip Adams (Cary Grant) at a NATO dinner she is attracted to him. He reveals that he is married but this does not prevent them embarking on a love affair. However just as Philip prepares to depart for a job in New York Anna discovers that he has been less than honest with her...
Shakespeare: Loves Labours Lost | Blu Ray | (26/07/2010)
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Mary Poppins / Tarzan / Lilo And Stitch | DVD | (31/10/2005)
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Mary Poppins - Special Edition: Mary Poppins is one of Disney's most enchanting fantasies and the motion-picture hit that made 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' a household word! Julie Andrews stars as the loveable nanny who soars out of the skies and into the hearts of everyone she encounters. Toting a carpetbag full of magical adventures Mary and her fun-loving sidekick Bert (Dick Van Dyke) deliver endless joy and surprises to a troubled family. Tarzan - Special Edition: The classic tale of Tarzan an orphan who is brought up by apes and believes them to be his family. This changes when on an expedition he rescues Jane and discovers that he is human after all. Now he must decide where he really belongs. 'Tarzan' was the last Disney animated blockbuster for the 20th century and it pulled out all the stops with star studded voice-overs by the likes of Nigel Hawthorne Minnie Driver Glenn Close and Rosie O'Donnell while all the songs are performed by Phil Collins. Lilo And Stitch - Special Edition: Lilo a little girl in Hawaii unknowingly adopts a dog she names Stitch who is actually an evil alien. Stitch is really a criminal whose ship crashed on Earth while he was being transported to an intergalactic prison. He is only taking the form of a dog (thus hiding two of his six legs) to escape detection from alien police who are searching for him. Through her love faith and unwavering belief in ohana (the Hawaiian concept of family) Lilo helps unlock Stitch's heart unexpectedly giving him the one thing he was never designed to have--the ability to care for someone else.
The Lucy Show 8 DVD Set | DVD | (11/02/2008)
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One of the most popular television comedies of all time The Lucy Show was the follow up to the equally successful I Love Lucy. Whilst I Love Lucy was pre-dominantly set in New York The Lucy Show saw Lucille switch to the West Coast working at a bank as secretary to Mr Carmichael. The series would eventually feature guest appearances from fellow celebrities all of whom wanted to either open accounts or had some dealings with the bank. Not surprisingly Lucille's attempts to assist invariably went wrong. Sometimes things went wrong that weren't in the script - the very first show in this set Lucy And Viv Put In A Shower sees Lucy and Viv trying to install a shower in order to save paying a plumber and become trapped inside as it continues to fill with water. Midway through filming Lucy was unable to return to the surface and was in danger of drowning. Her co-star Vivian Vance realized something was wrong and pulled her to safety then ad-libbed whilst Lucy got her breath back. The remaining cast and crew and live audience were completely unaware of the problem until told after the show was completed. The thirty episodes in this box set has guest appearances from John Wayne Jack Benny Phil Silvers Tennessee Ernie Ford and Robert Boulet among others and feature Lucy in one mishap after another. Set Comprises: Disc 1: Lucy And Viv Put In A Shower/Lucy's Barbershop Quartet/Lucy And George Burns/Lucy And The Submarine Disc 2: Lucy The Bean Queen/Lucy And Paul Winchell/Lucy And The Ring-A-Ding-Ding/Lucy Goes To London Disc 3: Lucy Gets A Room-Mate/Lucy And Carol In Palm Springs/LOucy Gets Caught Up In The Draft/Lucy And John Wayne Disc 4: Lucy And Pat Collins/Lucy And The Money/Lucy And Phil Silvers/Lucy's Substitute Secretary Disc 5: Viv Visits Lucy/Lucy The Babysitter/Main Street USA/Lucy Meets The Law Disc 6: Lucy The Fight Manager/Lucy and Tennessee Ernie Ford/Lucy Meets Sheldon Leonard/Lucy Meets The Berles Disc 7: Lucy Gets Trapped/Lucy And The French Movie Star/Lucy The Starmaker Disc 8: Lucy And Jack Benny's Account/Little Sid Lucy/Lucy And Robert Boulet
The Dick Van Dyke Show - The Complete Season Two | DVD | (21/05/2007)
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The Dick Van Dyke Show which ran from 1961 to 1966 on the CBS Network ushered in the golden age of the situation comedy poised as it was on the threshold between the comedy-variety star vehicles of the 1950s and the neorealist socio-comedies of the early 1970s. The Dick Van Dyke Show truly found it's niche in its second season. Millions tuned in weekly for the fun with comedy writer Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) on the job with his wisecracking co-workers (Morey Amsterdam Rose Maria) and at home with his lovely wife Laura (Mary Tyler Moore). Now enjoy all 32 of the season's hilarious episodes each digitally remastered to its original full-length version. Episodes Comprise: 1. Never Name a Duck 2. The Two Faces of Rob 3. The Attempted Marriage 4. Bank Book 6565696 5. Hustling the Hustler 6. My Husband Is Not a Drunk 7. What's in a Middle Name? 8. Like a Sister 9. The Night the Roof Fell In 10. The Secret Life of Buddy and Sally 11. A Bird in the Head Hurts 12. Gesundheit Darling 13. A Man's Teeth Are Not His Own 14. Somebody Has to Play Cleopatra 15. The Cat Burglar 16. The Foul Weather Girl 17. Will You Two Be My Wife? 18. Ray Murdock's X-Ray 19. I Was a Teenage Head Writer 20. It May Look Like a Walnut! 21. My Husband Is a Check-Grabber 22. Don't Trip Over That Mountain 23. Give Me Your Walls! 24. The Sam Pomerantz Scandals 25. The Square Triangle 26. I'm No Henry Walden! 27. Racy Tracy Rattigan 28. Divorce 29. It's a Shame She Married Me 30. A Surprise Surprise Is a Surprise 31. Jilting the Jilter 32. When a Bowling Pin Talks Listen
Christian Ferras - the Art of...(Brott, Radio Canada Orch) | DVD | (12/07/2004)
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Christian Ferras - The Art Of...(Brott Radio Canada Orch)