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Carry On - The Complete Collection | DVD | (07/10/2013)
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This is classic British comedy at it's best! This DVD box set contains all 30 hilarious Carry On movies plus a host of DVD extras! Starring: Kenneth Williams Charles Hawtrey Jim Dale Joan Sims Barbara Windsor Hattie Jacques Windsor Davies Valerie Leon Peter Butterworth Bernard Bresslaw Terry Scott Bill Maynard Phil Silvers Patsy Rowlands and Frankie Howerd. Episodes Comprise: Carry On Sergeant Carry On Nurse Carry On Teacher Carry On Constable Carry On Regardless Carry On Cruising Carry On Cabby Carry On Jack Carry On Spying Carry On Cleo Carry On Cowboy Carry On Screaming! Carry On Don't Lose Your Head Carry On Follow That Camel Carry On Doctor Carry On Up the Khyber Carry On Camping Carry On Again Doctor Carry On Up the Jungle Carry On Loving Carry On Henry Carry On at Your Convenience Carry On Matron Carry On Abroad Carry On Girls Carry On Dick Carry On Behind Carry On England That's Carry On!' and 'Carry On Emmanuelle Special Features: 30 feature-length audio commentaries Trailers All 13 Episodes of the ATV situation comedy series: 'Carry On Laughing' Archive interviews with Sid James Terry Scott and Phil Silvers On location featurette hosted by June Whitfield The official 40th anniversary documentary: 'What's A Carry On?' Textless footage from 'Carry On Jack' and 'Carry On Spying' An alternative Director's cut presentation of 'Carry On England' Extensive production notes for all 30 films Stills Gallery
The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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Back in 1927, The Jazz Singer entered the history books as the first true, sound-on-film talking picture, with Al Jolson uttering the immortal words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" But even then it was a creakingly sentimental old yarn. By the time this second remake showed up in 1980 (there was a previous one in 1953) it looked as ludicrously dated as a chaperone in a strip club. Our young hero, played by pop singer Neil Diamond in a doomed bid for movie stardom, is the latest in a long line of Jewish cantors, but secretly moonlights with a Harlem soul group. When his strictly Orthodox father (Laurence Olivier, complete with painfully hammy "oya-veh" accent) finds out, the expected ructions follow. Though the lad makes it big in showbiz, it all means nothing while he's cut off from family and roots. But in the end--well, you can guess, can't you? Diamond comes across as likeable enough in a bland way, but unencumbered by acting talent, and the music business has never looked so squeaky clean--nary a trace of drugs, and precious little sex or rock 'n' roll. As for anything sounding remotely like jazz, forget it. This is one story that should have been left to slumber in the archives. --Philip Kemp
The Jazz Singer | DVD | (30/10/2006)
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His story will make you cry. His music will make you sing. His triumph will make you cheer. Following in the family tradition maintained by his proud Orthodox father Yussel Rabinovitch (Neil Diamond) is the latest Cantor of his local synagogue. Blessed with a beautiful singing voice and with a loving wife at his side Yussel's life seems to be mapped out in front of him. But the restrictions of religious music can't satisfy his secret craving for life as a jazz singer. When his father (Laurence Olivier) discovers that Yussel has been moonlighting with a Harlem soul group the confrontation that follows leads Yussel to leave his family behind to seek a new life as a musician in California. He finds success and a new love but at a cost: cut off from his family Yussel still cannot find happiness. Has he strayed too far from his roots and will his family ever be willing to accept his new life?
Lion Man Series 1-3 Box Set | DVD | (02/11/2009)
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Lion Man: Series 1 - 3 Box Set (12 Discs)
The BBC Natural History Collection | Blu Ray | (19/10/2009)
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A collection of BBC nature documentaries. 'Wild China' (2008) narrated by Bernard Hill focuses on one of the world's most enigmatic and magnificent countries. The programme delves into the country's vibrant habitats to reveal a land of unbelievable natural complexity. Journey across China from the glittering peaks of the Himalayas to the barren steppe the sub-Arctic to the tropical islands through deserts both searingly hot and mind-numbingly cold and see in pioneering images a dazzling array of mysterious beautiful wild and rare creatures. Tilda Swinton narrates 'Galapagos' (2005) which explores the distinctive flora and fauna of the Galapagos archipelago. Charles Darwin's world within itself is the subject of this in-depth programme. The Galapagos Islands are every botanist's Shangri-La: the 13 main islands are actually underwater volcanoes and are situated at the confluence of four oceanic currents. This singular habitat combined with its isolated location has given rise to hundreds of varieties of flora and fauna found nowhere else but here. 'South Pacific' (2009) explores the vast South Pacific ocean and its many islands giving viewers the opportunity to see beyond the white sandy beaches and palm trees. Both the wildlife and the islander's way of life and rituals are examined showing how both cope with their remote environment. Highlights include spectacular sights of giant crabs that can open coconuts undersea volcanos and the use of super slow motion footage to capture the scale of some of the of the world's biggest waves. 'Nature's Great Events' (2009) chronicles some of the planet's most spectacular natural events and shows how these phenomena can transform entire landscapes drawing in millions of animals and determining their fate. The series also explains how powerful natural forces can trigger chain reactions involving everything from microscopic organisms to entire tracts of rainforest. Events featured in the series include the Pacific salmon run the greening of the Serengeti the plankton bloom in the Pacific Northwest the spring thaw in the Arctic the flooding of the Okavango Delta and the South Atlantic sardine run.
Orphee | DVD | (30/08/2004)
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A retelling of the Greek myth set in post-war Paris. When a famous poet falls in love with the strange Princess Death he is compelled to follow her anywhere in search of inspiration - even into the underworld.
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 London Box Set | DVD | (15/06/2009)
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Boxset Contains: 1. Pool Of London 2. The Small World Of Sammy Lee 3. The Yellow Balloon 4. The London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Bellsize
The Complete Everest Collection - 60th Anniversary Edition | DVD | (17/06/2013)
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Experience Everest like Never Before. Everest: Beyond The LimitFollow the gruelling efforts of a team of climbers as they attempt to fulfil their dreams by reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Through the use of the latest high-altitude video technology to document the expedition viewers will see and hear from Russell Max Mark Mogens Brett Terry and Tim every step of the way as they deal with their own physical and mental struggles. Everest: Beyond The Limit 2Everest has killed more than 200 people yet nothing will stop amateur climbers risking their lives to conquer it. Discovery Channel returns to Everest for another climbing season with legendary expedition leader Russell Brice and a new team of daring men and women. After The ClimbHost Phil Keoghan has a fireside chat with five climbers from Everest: Beyond the Limit 2 and several renowned Everest veterans to discuss their personal duel with the tallest mountain on Earth. Everest is a place where the smallest mistake can be fatal. Life death the tragic past the hopeful future dreams and a nightmare; that's what survivors of Mt. Everest talk about After the Climb. British HeroesThese two remarkable programmes follow two remarkable climbers as they set out to conquer Everest. First David Tait wants to be the first person to make a double traverse of the Everest while Rod Baber an experienced mountaineer who has climbed all of the tallest peaks in Europe sets out for his biggest challenge yet - the summit of Everest.
J.Petrucci-Rock Discipline | DVD | (19/07/2004)
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Coast Series 1-4 Boxset | DVD | (24/08/2009)
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Discover the curious relationship between the British and the seas in all the episodes of the first 4 series of the popular BBC show.
La Fanciulla del West | DVD | (04/11/2008)
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The Ultimate Family Game Collection - Test The Nation/Telly Addicts/Beat The Intro | DVD | (06/11/2006)
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Telly Addicts 2: With over 1200 new questions Noel Edmunds is back with another edition of the highly popular and entertaining Telly Addicts interactive DVD game. Beat The Intro 3: The first and the best music DVD game is back! It's the ultimate music quiz! Whether you like your 60s disco 80s rock or 00s hits you'll love Beat the Intro. Test your music knowledge against the clock it's fun for all of the family. Family Fortunes 2: Now you and your family can play Family Fortunes 'live' on your home TV all you need is the DVD remote! It's the interactive DVD game for the whole family and it's packed with actual questions from the show - play all your favourite question rounds... but can your team `steal; the dosh in a Double Money round? Will they beat the clock and the other team and guess all the top answers in a Big Money Round? Then there's always the Viewer's Question where everyone can score some extra money. Avoid the dreaded 'Uh-Uh' wrong answer sound and your team may just win the game! So sit back grab the remote and get ready with your 'top answers'.
Brief Encounter | DVD | (02/04/2001)
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Expanded from a one-act stage play by Noel Coward, Brief Encounter is without doubt one of the true masterpieces of British film history. The story seems slight--a respectable suburban housewife has a chance meeting with a handsome married doctor, their friendship becomes romance, but they feel the pressures of convention pulling their relationship apart--but the writing, acting and direction are sublime, turning what might have been just another melodrama into a memorable and heartbreaking story of impossible love. David Lean went on to make much bigger films than this, but few of those epics packed the emotional punch of this picture, set in a mundane world of railway stations, semi-detached houses and inexpensive cafes. Trevor Howard is perfectly cast as Alec, the doctor, but the film belongs above all to Celia Johnson, as the heroine Laura. It's easy to mock her clipped ultra-English accent, but she gives one of the greatest screen performances imaginable, brilliantly evoking how an ordinary life can be turned upside down by unexpected passion. Throw in the superb use of Rachmaninov's swooning Second Piano Concerto, shrewd supporting acting from Cyril Raymond, Joyce Carey and Everley Gregg, and some of the best black-and-white photography of its era, and the result is irresistible. Anyone who isn't besotted with Brief Encounter has either never been in love, or doesn't deserve to be. --Andy Medhurst
David Attenborough's Life Of Birds | DVD | (04/12/2000)
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Like the albatross glimpsed in the beginning of this 10-part series The Life of Birds quickly takes flight. Sir David Attenborough hosts this unprecedented and extraordinary global look at the magnificent and often curious winged species with which we share our planet. Like the best wildlife shows, The Life of Birds offers a fresh and accessible view of creatures we may take for granted (didn't Alfred Hitchcock warn us about that?). The focus of this series is not on the different bird species, but on bird behaviour. Remarkable and awe-inspiring footage preserves the wide range of tools and techniques with which birds fly, hunt for food, attract a mate, hatch their chicks and defend themselves against predators. Attenborough pops up in the most remote, most exotic locales, with occasional comic effect: at one point, night-vision cameras capture the rare sight of the nocturnal kiwi as it forages for food on a New Zealand beach; the camera pans to reveal scant paces away our guide shining a flashlight on the nonplussed bird. --Donald Liebenson
Dynamo: Magician Impossible - Series 1-3 | DVD | (04/11/2013)
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Series 1 Tipped as the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades and with a list of celebrity fans that reads like a 'who's who' of the Hollywood elite Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life. Like his dear grandfather before him Dynamo grew up practicing precision card-handling and developing powerful magical skills. The series sees the 28-year-old travelling the globe as the unassuming anti-hero who just happens to astound everyone he meets whether it's an international footballer or Hollywood actor. In episode one Dynamo performs his spectacular matrix style levitation physically moves a girl's tan line on the glamorous Miami Beach and performs magic with Manchester rock legend Ian Brown. Other highlights in this mind blowing series include; transporting a mobile phone into a glass beer bottle magically transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains and bringing a flutter of butterflies to life in Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. Throughout the series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will take viewers on his magical journey before stunning them with incredible headline-grabbing stunts beyond the realms of possibility. Series 2 The award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns on Blu-Ray and DVD for a brand new and exclusive four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion. Described as the most exciting and original British magician for a generation the 28-year-old from Bradford wowed the world in the first series of Magician Impossible with a jaw-dropping array of magic. Matrix-style levitations walking on water transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains... Dynamo did it all. Learning his skills from his late grandfather Dynamo takes his magic to the streets and incorporates incredible illusion and amazing sleight of hand. Whether it be wowing celebrities friends and family or members of the general public Dynamo's brand of 21st century magic is truly for everyone. And in series two he's back bigger better than ever. Series 3 The BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning series returns with even more mind-blowing tricks and big name celebrity friends. The brand new four-part series follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world visiting New York South Africa Ibiza and the UK amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon and a trick which sees Dynamo impaling himself with a javelin in front of Olympic gold-medallist Jessica Ennis to name just a few.
The Lodger - A Story Of The London Fog | DVD | (26/04/2004)
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A serial killer known as 'The Avenger' is attacking blonde women in the city of London. When a new lodger rents a room at the home of Mr and Mrs Bunting their daughter's boyfriend begins to suspect that he may be the killer....
Metropolis (1927) Ltd Edition SteelBook (Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (19/01/2015)
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If you think you know Fritz Lang's Metropolis backwards, this special edition will come as a revelation. Shortly after its premiere, the expensive epic--originally well over two hours--was pulled from distribution and re-edited against Lang's wishes, and this truncated, simplified form is what we have known ever since 1926. Though not quite as fully restored as the strapline claims, this 118-minute version is the closest we are likely to get to Lang's original vision, complete with tactful linking titles to fill in the scenes that are irretrievably missing. Not only does this version add many scenes unseen for decades, but it restores their order in the original version. Until now, Metropolis has usually been rated as a spectacular but simplistic science fiction film, but this version reveals that the futuristic setting is not so much prophetic as mythical, with elements of 1920s architecture, industry, design and politics mingled with the mediaeval and the Biblical to produce images of striking strangeness: a futuristic robot burned at the stake, a steel-handed mad scientist who is also a 15th Century alchemist, the trudging workers of a vast factory plodding into the jaws of a machine that is also the ancient God Moloch. Gustav Frohlich's performance as the hero who represents the heart is still wildly overdone, but Rudolf Klein-Rogge's engineer Rotwang, Alfred Abel's Master of Metropolis and, especially, Brigitte Helm in the dual role of saintly saviour and metal femme fatale are astonishing. By restoring a great deal of story delving into the mixed motivations of the characters, the wild plot now makes more sense, and we can see that it is as much a twisted family drama as epic of repression, revolution and reconciliation. A masterpiece, and an essential purchase. On the DVD: Metropolis has been saddled with all manner of scores over the years, ranging from jazz through electronica to prog-rock, but here it is sensibly accompanied by the orchestral music Gottfried Huppertz wrote for it in the first place. An enormous amount of work has been done with damaged or incomplete elements to spruce the image up digitally, and so even the scenes that were in the film all along shine with a wealth of new detail and afford a far greater appreciation for the brilliance of art direction, special effects and Helm's clockwork sexbomb. A commentary written but not delivered by historian Ennio Patalas covers the symbolism of the film and annotates its images, but the production information is left to a measured but unchallenging 45-minute documentary on the second disc (little is made of the astounding parallel between the screen story in which Klein-Rogge's character tries to destroy the city because the Master stole his wife and the fact that Lang married the actor's wife Thea von Harbou, authoress of the Metropolis novel and screenplay!). There are galleries of production photographs and sketches; biographies of all the principals; and an illustrated lecture on the restoration process which uses before and after clips to reveal just how huge a task has been accomplished in this important work. --Kim Newman
The Jacques Tati Collection (Jour de fête / Les Vacances de M. Hulot / Mon Oncle / Playtime / Parade) | DVD | (02/11/2009)
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The Jacques Tati Collection (5 Discs)
The Third Man: Limited Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (20/07/2015)
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THE THIRD MAN has been beautifully restored in 4K for the first time showcasing the genius of this celebrated British noir voted the &lsquo;The greatest British film of all time&rsquo; by a British Film Institute poll. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotton Citizen Kane ) a na&iuml;ve writer of pulp westerns arrives in Vienna to meet his old friend Harry Lime (the incomparable Orson Welles) nut finds that Lime has apparently been killed in a suspicious accident. Martins too curious for his own good hears contradictory stories about the circumstances of Limes death and as witnesses disappear he finds himself chased by unknown assailants. Complicating matters are the sardonic Major Calloway (Trevor Howard Brief Encounter) head of the British forces and Lime&rsquo;s stage actress mistress Anna Schmidt (Alida Valli). Will Martin&rsquo;s curiosity lead him to discover things about his old friend that he&rsquo;d rather not know? Brilliantly scripted by Graham Greene and set to Anton Karas&rsquo; evocative zither score this justly celebrated classic is further enhanced by Robert Karasker&rsquo;s Academy Award winning cinematography and Orson Welles in one of his most iconic screen roles. Features: DVD Disc 1 Audio Commentary Famous Fan Featurette Restoring the Third Man Interview &amp; Zither Performance by Cornelia Mayer Guardian Interview Cotton (audio) Guardian Interview Greene (audio) Joseph Cotton&rsquo;s Alternative Opening (Audio) DVD Disc 2 &nbsp; Shadowing The Third Man Dangerous Edge Third Man on Radio (Audio) Trailer Blu-ray Disc 1 Audio Commentary Famous Fan Featurette Restoring the Third Man Interview &amp; Zither Performance by Cornelia Mayer Guardian Interview Cotton (audio) Guardian Interview Greene (audio) Joseph Cotton&rsquo;s Alternative Opening (Audio) Shadowing The Third Man Dangerous Edge Third Man on Radio (Audio) Trailer Sound Track Disc Music by Anton Karas Zither Music performed by GERTRUD HUBER 01 Big Ben (London Films) 02 The Harry Lime Theme 03 Dialogue - &quot;It&#39;s a shame&quot; 04 The Caf&eacute; Mozart Waltz 05 Main Title / Harry&#39;s False Funeral 06 Dialogue - &quot;Heard of Harry Lime?&quot; 07 Holly Encounters Anna / Meeting The Conspirators 08 Dialogue - &quot;The third man&quot; 09 Holly Is Accused Of Homicide 10 Dialogue - &quot;This isn&#39;t Santa Fe&quot; 11 Holly Brings Flowers 12 Holly Runs After Harry&#39;s Shadow 13 Dialogue - &quot;Holly what fools we are&quot; 14 Trap To Catch Harry 15 Dialogue - &quot;The Cuckoo Clock&quot; 16 Anna Walks Away / End Title - The Harry Lime Theme 17 Visions of Vienna 18 Danube Dreams 19 The Harry Lime Theme (Orchestral version) 20 The Caf&eacute; Mozart Waltz (Orchestral version)