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Frozen Planet - The Complete Series | Blu Ray | (08/12/2011)
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Narrated by Sir David Attenborough and from the award-winning team behind Planet Earth & Blue Planet comes the ultimate portrait of the earth's Polar regions.The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wildernesses on Earth. The scale and beauty of the scenery and the sheer power of the elements - the weather, the ocean and the ice - is unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Yet these harsh environments are teeming with life: home to iconic animals from polar bears to emperor penguins and from killer whales to wandering albatrosses.Using the latest camera technology to film on land, from the air, underwater and below the ice caps, Frozen Planet follows their fascinating lives throughout the seasons as they struggle to survive. With spectacular polar landscapes and amazing animal behaviour, often filmed for the first time, it captures the drama of an extreme natural world.With both Poles under grave threat from climate change, this extraordinary series may be the last chance to witness these great wildernesses before they change forever.
Roger Waters: The Wall | Blu Ray | (16/11/2015)
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"Roger Waters, co-founder and principal songwriter of Pink Floyd, fuses the epic and the personal in Roger Waters The Wall, a concert film that goes well beyond the stage. Based on the groundbreaking concept album, Roger Waters The Wall could be called a concept film: it’ s a state-of-the-art show that dazzles the senses, combined with an intensely personal road trip that deals with the loss Roger has felt throughout his life due to war. On stage and now on film, Waters has channelled his convictions into his art and his music. With Roger Waters The Wall, Waters – together with his fellow musicians and his creative collaborators – brings audiences an exultant ride of a rock and roll concert, and delivers an unforgettable, deeply emotional experience. Bonus Features "TIME LAPSES (10m 38s ) A VISIT TO FRANK THOMPSON (4m 55s) " Click Images to Enlarge
David Attenborough: Life Story | Blu Ray | (01/12/2014)
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Narrated by David Attenborough Life Story takes us on the greatest of all adventures &ndash; the journey through life. For animals there is just one goal in life &ndash; to continue their bloodline in the form of offspring. They are an animal&rsquo;s legacy for the future. The story of their journey is about hope facing danger actions of breath-taking boldness extraordinary behaviours and ultimately success against the odds. This spectacular series follows that journey through its six crucial stages: taking their first steps in the world growing up finding a home gaining power winning a mate and succeeding as a parent. Life Story brings a new level of story-telling to the landmark genre creating an experience that is both intimate and intense. We follow the struggles and triumphs of individual animals drawing the viewer into their worlds to sense the danger the challenges and the decisions they must face. Special Features: Interview with Sir David Attenborough Making of Life Story Featurettes
Trials of Life | Blu Ray | (12/11/2012)
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David Attenborough's remarkable 1990 landmark series has been re-mastered for this release sharper and clearer than it has ever been seen before. Examining animal behaviour from birth to adulthood, twelve 50-minute episodes each feature a different aspect of the journey through life, from finding food and hunting to making homes and protecting the next generation. The series remains a TV classic, renowned for its many incredible wildlife sequences including killer whales beaching themselves to catch sea lions, chimpanzees undertaking a brutal hunt for colobus monkeys, footage from the inside of an army ant bivouac and the amazing surge to the sea of millions of red crabs in Christmas Island.
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.
For All Mankind (Masters of Cinema) | Blu Ray | (14/11/2011)
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During the Apollo lunar missions from 1968 to 1972, those on-board were given 16mm cameras and told to film anything and everything they could, in space, in orbit, and on the surface of the moon itself. Two decades later, filmmaker Al Reinert went into the NASA vaults to create this extraordinary compendium of their journeys and experiences.Assembled from hundreds of hours of the astronauts’ own footage, with a soundtrack made up of their memories and a specially composed score by Brian Eno, the film takes the form of one journey to the moon and back again, building with elegant simplicity and exquisite construction to create an overwhelming vision of human endeavour and miraculous experience.At once intimate and awe-inspiring, For All Mankind is a genuinely mesmerising firsthand document of one of the high points of the 20th century. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Criterion’s beautiful high-definition restoration of the film for its UK home viewing premire in a comprehensive, director-approved edition. Special Features: A new high-definition transfer, supervised by director Al Reinert New 5.1 soundtrack remastered from original sound stems (BD-only) Audio commentary featuring Al Reinert and Eugene A. Cernan An Accidental Gift: The Making of For All Mankind documentary A gallery of Alan Bean’s artwork, inspired by his life as an astronaut NASA Sound Archive and lift-off footage Optional on-screen identification of astronauts and mission specialists New, optional English subtitles (SDH) for the hearing impaired A full-colour booklet featuring essays, rare stills, interviews, and morean
Senna | Blu Ray | (08/11/2011)
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Senna is the true story of Brazilian motor-racing legend, Ayrton Senna, whom many believe was the greatest driver who ever lived.Spanning Senna's titanic Formula One career, the film charts his physical and spiritual journey, both on track and off; his quest for perfection and his ultimate transformation from a supremely gifted novice, who exploded into F1 in 1984, to myth after the tragic events of Imola in 1994. Made with the full co-operation of the Senna family and Formula One Management, Senna is the first official documentary feature about his life, featuring astounding archive material, much of which is previously unseen.
The Hunt | Blu Ray | (30/11/2015)
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The Hunt, the new landmark BBC series, captures the dramatic encounters of predator and prey in an entirely new light. Featuring the extraordinary strategies of a huge range of predators, from cheetahs and African wild dogs to killer whales and polar bears, these images and stories will revolutionise what you thought you knew about life in the wild. Whether through speed, stamina or complex subterfuge, each creature’s strategy is honed to its environment – and remarkable adaptations mean that the hunted often can, and do, outwit their hunters. It’s a life-or-death duel where each animal’s skills are stretched to the very limit. From the producers of Frozen Planet and Planet Earth, ¬The Hunt reveals in astonishing detail the most surprising and significant events in the natural world. ‘The duels between hunters and hunted are as dramatic as any event in the natural world.’ David Attenborough
1 - Life On The Limit | Blu Ray | (17/03/2014)
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Narrated by Michael Fassbender 1: Life on the Limit is an action documentary that evokes the glamour speed danger and excitement of the golden age of Formula 1. In an era when the sport was terrifyingly dangerous the drivers were revered as rock stars with charisma and raw talent however many of them paid the ultimate price. Those who survived racing at this time became leaders standing up to save lives in a sport that was stealing them at a tragic rate. Special Features: Interview with Director Paul Crowder
Shoah (and 4 Films After Shoah) | Blu Ray | (30/01/2015)
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To write a review of a film such as Shoah seems an impossible task: how to sum up one of the most powerful discourses on film in such a way as to make people realise that this is a documentary of immense consequence, a documentary that is not easy to watch but important to watch, a documentary that not only records the facts but bears witness. We are commanded "Never forget"; this film helps us to fulfil that mandate, reverberating with the viewer long after the movie has ended. Yes, Holocaust films are plentiful, both fictional and non-, with titles such as The Last Days, Schindler's List and Life Is Beautiful entering the mainstream. But this is not a film about the Holocaust per se; this is a film about people. It's a meandering, nine-and-a-half-hour film that never shows graphic pictures or delves into the political aspects of what happened in Europe in the 1930s and 40s but talks with survivors, with SS men, with those who witnessed the extermination of 6 million Jews.Director Claude Lanzmann spent 11 years tracking people down, cajoling them into talking, asking them questions they didn't want to face. When soldiers refuse to appear on film, Lanzmann sneaks cameras in. When people are on the verge of breaking down and can't answer any more questions, Lanzmann asks anyway. He gives names to the victims--driving through a town that was predominantly Jewish before Hitler's time, a local points out which Jews owned what. Lanzmann travels the world, speaking to workers in Poland, survivors in Israel, officers in Germany. He is not a detached interviewer; his probings are deeply personal. One man farmed the land upon which Treblinka was built. "Didn't the screams bother you?" Lanzmann asks. When the farmer seems to brush the issues aside with a smile, Lanzmann's fury is noticeable. "Didn't all this bother you?" he demands angrily, only to be told, "When my neighbour cuts his thumb, I don't feel hurt." The responses, the details are difficult to hear but critical nonetheless. Shoahtells the story of the most horrifying event of the 20th century, not chronologically and not with historical detail, but in an even more important way: person by person. --Jenny Brown
Paris, Texas | Blu Ray | (28/01/2013)
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Something like a perfect artistic union is achieved in the major components of Paris, Texas: the twang of Ry Cooder's guitar, the lonely light of Robbie Muller's camera, the craggy landscape of Harry Dean Stanton's face. In his greatest role, longtime character actor Stanton plays a man brought back to his old life after wandering in the desert (or somewhere) for four years. He has a 7-year-old son to get to know, and his wife has gone missing. The material is much in the wanderlust spirit of director Wim Wenders, working from a script by Sam Shepard and L.M. Kit Carson. If the long climactic conversation between Stanton and Nastassja Kinski renders the movie uneven and slightly inscrutable, it's hard to think of a more fitting ending--and besides, the achingly empty American spaces stick longer in the memory than the dialogue. Winner of the top prize at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival. --Robert Horton
Forces of Nature | Blu Ray | (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.
Baraka (DVD & Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (14/01/2013)
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A stunning collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life, the majority of which involve humanity's many religions.
Wonders of the Universe / Wonders of the Solar System Box Set | Blu Ray | (04/04/2011)
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Wonders Of The Universe Professor Brian Cox is back with another mind-blowing exploration of the cosmos. This time he shows us our universe as we've never seen it before. With the most profound and elegant scientific ideas at its heart, Wonders Of The Universe reveals how the story of humanity is intimately entwined with the epic story of the universe. 13.7 billion years old, 93 billion light years across, more than 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds of billions of stars. This almost infinite, vast and complex universe has been the subject of human fascination and scientific exploration for thousands of years. The wonders of the universe might seem alien to us and impossible to understand, but Professor Brian Cox uses the evidence found in the natural world around us to explain its simple truths. Brian visits some of the most dramatic locations on the planet to explain the fundamental principles that underpin the laws of nature – light, gravity, matter and time. He shows us how the water of Victoria Falls in Zambia behaves exactly as light does around a black hole and how the same laws that govern our lives here on Earth apply across the entire universe. Using 3D CGI imagery, his expert knowledge and his infectious enthusiasm, Professor Cox shows us that by understanding the laws that govern the universe we end up answering the deepest question about our own existence; who we are? Where do we come from? And what will happen to us? Wonders Of The Solar System Professor Brian Cox takes another giant leap for humankind as images of distant alien worlds are brought into breathtaking focus. Giant ice fountains rising over 100km high; an ocean hidden beneath a frozen crust of ice; storms three times the size of Earth coloured blood red by a vortex of dust and gases; immense volcanoes that would put Mount Everest in the shade – this amazing DVD reveals the true and awesome beauty of our solar system. It's an epic journey of discovery, where bizarre worlds become real places we can see, feel and visit. Travelling from the Sun to the far-out reaches of Neptune, Wonders Of The Solar System has at its heart the latest scientific knowledge beamed back from the fleet of probes, rovers and telescopes currently in space. Using the very latest images sent direct from space, and spectacular CGI, the series presents a spellbinding voyage around the natural wonders of the solar system, capturing explosive phenomena in minute detail. Alongside these startlingly authentic images, some of the most spectacular, extreme locations on Earth help to reveal wonders never thought possible. Wonders Of The World explores how these previously unseen phenomena have dramatically expanded our horizons, revealing more about the planets, their moons and how they came to be the way they are. The series also looks at the big picture – how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space; how our home planet doesn’t sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the Solar System; and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth.
Life | Blu Ray | (30/11/2009)
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Four years in the making Life will set a new benchmark in family entertainment and natural history epics. Life is the latest wildlife epic from the BBC's award-winning Natural History Unit. It has the revelation cinematic style sense of place and emotionally involving individual sequences that that were the hallmark of The Blue Planet and Planet Earth with all the scope detail and content of an Attenborough epic and the addition of close-up intensely dramatic new behaviour - all captured by the world's top wildlife photographers with the aid of the most cutting-edge and sophisticated filming techniques. This ten-part natural history blockbuster shot in HD is the definitive exploration of the diversity of life on Earth revealing the most spectacular and fascinating behaviour driven by the endless struggle to survive. Life stars a cast of 'box-office' wildlife characters filmed on every continent and in every habitat across the world with each drama-filled episode entirely dedicated to one of the planet's ten most important wildlife groups. The series has the revelation sense of place cinematic style and emotionally involving individual sequences perfected in programmes such as The Blue Planet and Planet Earth but with the addition of close-up intensely dramatic new behaviour - where the animals are the stars.
The Class of '92 - Extended Collector's Edition | Blu Ray | (09/06/2014)
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The must see extended edition of the football film phenomenon. An additional 28 minutes of unmissable footage including an all new never-before-seen interview with Sir Alex Ferguson! The players that inspired a generation: Class of '92 is a cinematic documentary detailing the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers (David Beckham Nicky Butt Ryan Giggs Paul Scholes Phil and Gary Neville). The film covers the period 1992-1999 culminating in Manchester United's European Cup triumph and dramatically interweaves and mirrors the highs and lows of its football odyssey with the immense social and cultural changes taking place in Britain at the time. At the heart of this film is the tale of how six 14-year-old working class lads from diverse backgrounds came together to play for the same club became the spine of the most lauded team in world football and who throughout their period of unparalleled success remained best mates. The film has the unique distinction of having secured unprecedented access to all six players' gains new and revealing insights about each individual and this special period in British football and cultural history along with fantastic archive footage. In addition there are numerous other high profile interviewees including Zinedine Zidane Tony Blair Mani from the Stone Roses Eric Cantona and Danny Boyle.
Full Metal Jacket | Blu Ray | (04/12/2006)
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A superb ensemble cast falls in for action in Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers. Joker (Matthew Modine) Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin) Gomer (Vincent D'Onofrio) Eightball (Dorian Harewood) Cowboy (Arliss Howard) and more are all plunged into a boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leatherlung D.I. (R. Lee Ermey) who views the would-be devil dogs as grunts maggots or something less. The action is savage the story unsparing the dialogue spiked with scathing humour. 'Full Metal Jacket' from its rigors of basic training to its nightmare of combat in Hue City scores a cinematic direct hit.
Gascoigne | Blu Ray | (15/06/2015)
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Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play.
IMAX Fighter Pilot-Operation Red Flag | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011)
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A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers!Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance.Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away!Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!
The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzimiya | Blu Ray | (20/02/2012)
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A hidden power, when flesh becomes metal! When a young boy on a peaceful island becomes the victim of a terrorist attack, he transforms into Xam'd, a powerful mecha capable of extreme power. Now he must discover the depth of his power and the role he plays in a world where metal and rock meet flesh, desire, and destiny. From studio bones (Fullmetal Alchemist, Eureka Seven)