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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
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.
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.
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.
A Collection of Wonders Box Set | Blu Ray | (04/03/2013)
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Brian Cox is the most popular scientist on our screens. His knowledge, enthusiasm and engaging approach, supported by stunning filming, and CGI as well as a compelling soundtrack, have made compulsive viewing of his Wonders of... series. This collection includes all three of these acclaimed titles. Wonders of the Solar SystemThis breathtaking and visually stunning series reveals the cosmos as we have never seen it before - a place full of the most bizarre and astonishing natural phenomena. Wonders of the UniverseTelling the epic story of our universe, which began 13.7 billion years ago, and now is filled with over 100 billion galaxies, each containing hundreds and billions of stars and a breathtaking array of wonders. Wonders of LifeIn a spectacular, beautifully-shot series, Professor Brian Cox reveals how rules of physics gave birth to the most complex, diverse and unique force in the universe - life.
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.
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)
Big Easy Express | Blu Ray | (23/07/2012)
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3 bands, 6 cities, 1 train and thousands of miles of track...... The BIG EASY EXPRESS documents a cinematic musical journey. Directed by renowned filmmaker (THE WHITE STRIPES UNDER GREAT WHITE NORTHERN LIGHTS), this incredible new film captures nothing less than history in the making. Indie folk heroes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Tennessee's Old Crow Medicine Show, and Britain's acclaimed Mumford & Sons, climbed aboard a beautiful vintage train in California, setting out for New Orlea...
IMAX-The Magic of Flight | Blu Ray | (29/08/2011)
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Take a technological thrill ride faster, higher, and wilder than modern science or even your imagination! Relive the historical first flight of the Wright Brothers in 1903, then soar with the world-famous Blue Angels as they defy the laws of gravity with their most breathtaking maneuvers.Narrated by Tom Selleck, The Magic of Flight highlights and salutes a variety of modern aircraft, the people who fly them, and the human potential of training and performance.Ever wonder how did they do that? The Making of 'The Magic of Flight' (42 min.) puts you behind the camera and provides further insights into the world of aviation and the techniques used to get some of the most amazing airborne footage ever captured on film. Shot using high-definition cameras, The Making of 'The Magic of Flight' captures the enthusiasm and excitement of the crew who made this groundbreaking film.
Grey Gardens | Blu Ray | (18/04/2016)
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Meet Big and Little Edie Beale: mother and daughter, high-society dropouts, and reclusive cousins of Jackie Onassis. The two manage to thrive together amid the decay and disorder of their East Hampton, New York mansion, making for an eerily ramshackle echo of the American Camelot. An impossibly intimate portrait, this 1976 documentary by Albert and David Maysles, codirected by Ellen Hovde and Muffie Meyer, quickly became a cult classic and established Little Edie as a fashion icon and philosopher queen. This special edition also features the 2006 follow-up to the film, The Beales of Grey Gardens, constructed from hours of extra footage in the filmmakers' vaults.
Life on Earth | Blu Ray | (12/11/2012)
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Available on blu-ray for the first time ever, Life on Earth, the first of David Attenborough's great surveys of life on the planet has been re-mastered to HD quality - sharper and clearer than it has ever been seen before. The landmark 1979 series tells the story of the development of life on Earth; from the first single-cell organism that appeared in the seas about 3,500 million years ago, to the millions of diverse and complex animals and plants that share the world with us today. It features breathtaking photography and unforgettable footage - including David Attenborough's legendary encounter with the mountain gorillas of Rwanda, remarkable film of a live ceolacanth (long believed extinct), a tiny tadpole ejected from the mouth of a Darwin frog and the amazing interior of a cave full of bats.
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
IMAX: Hubble | Blu Ray | (19/08/2013)
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In May 2009 the crew of the Space Shuttle Atlantis launched a mission to make vital repairs and upgrades to the Hubble Space Telescope the world’s first space-based optical telescope. An IMAXÒ camera captured stunning footage of the five intricate spacewalks required as well as close-up images of the effort to grasp the orbiting telescope with the shuttle’s mechanical arm at 17 000 MPH – and an unexpected problem that could sabotage the entire mission. Hubble combines this breathtaking material with images taken during the 20 years it has been our window into space. Through advanced computer visualization Hubble’s detailed data becomes a series of scientifically realistic flights that unfold on screen like a guided tour of the universe through time and space.
Rory Gallagher - Irish Tour 1974 | Blu Ray | (11/04/2011)
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In 1974 award winning film maker Tony Palmer followed Rory Gallagher and his band on their tour of Ireland. The subsequent movie was released in cinemas to great critical acclaim and has gone on to be accepted as one of the great rock films. Now for the first time the film has been lovingly restored and remastered from the original footage and is being reissued on DVD and released for the first time on Blu-ray. There is a massive improvement in both sound and picture quality over the original DVD release and finally Gallagher fans can get to see the film as it was meant to be capturing Rory his music the period and the place to perfection. Tracklisting: 1) Walk On Hot Coals 2) Tattoo'd Lady 3) Who's That Coming 4) A Million Miles Away 5) Going To My Home Town 6) Cradle Rock 7) As The Crow Flies 8) Hands Up 9) Bullfrog Blues
BIRTH OF A NATION, THE (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) | Blu Ray | (29/07/2013)
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One of the most artistically significant and controversial motion pictures ever made D. W. Griffith's silent epic The Birth of a Nation was a massive commercial success at the time of its release owing to its dynamic storytelling and its breakthrough developments in cinema language that have become common traits of practically every film that has since followed. However the picture's legacy is one that continues to elicit outrage over its vulgar depictions of African-Americans and its deceptive historiography of the United States in the second half of the nineteenth century. The Birth of a Nation begins depicting the amiable relationship between two families Northern and Southern and the way in which the impending Civil War intensifies the conflict of their worldviews. Following the end of the war and the assassination of President Lincoln a lawless chaos courses throughout the Reconstruction South and the Ku Klux Klan is formed to take on a rising black militia and impose a vengeful vigilante justice across their land and birthright. It's a film that's deeply divisive even to the senses of a single viewer: images of painterly beauty in composition and tonal quality often exhibit a contemptuous inflammatory coarseness with regard to subject matter; just as frequently long tracts evince an innocent terrifically lyrical grandeur. Griffith would attempt to make amends for the moral schism of this schizophrenic epic in his next film Intolerance but The Birth of a Nation cannot - and should not - remain unseen or undiscussed: it is a great and terrible masterpiece. The Masters of Cinema Series releases Griffith's three-hour epic including a series of the director's Civil War shorts for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Special Features: New 1080p presentation (on the Blu-ray) of the film from archival 35mm elements in its original aspect ratio Music by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra in 2.0 stereo and DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Short archival introductions to the film by D. W. Griffith and Walter Huston Newly rediscovered original intermission sequence and 1930 re-release title sequence Seven Civil War shorts directed by Griffith: In the Border States (1910); The House with Closed Shutters (1910); The Fugitive (1910); His Trust (1910); His Trust Fulfilled (1910); Swords and Hearts (1911); and The Battle (1911). A lengthy booklet with writing about the film rare archival imagery and more.
The Men Who Built America | Blu Ray | (10/06/2013)
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From obscurity to extraordinary - the ruthless story behind America's business giants. The United States of America wasn't discovered it was built. Rockefeller Vanderbilt Carnegie Astor Ford and Morgan - these are the men who built it and their names became synonymous with the American dream. At the height of the Industrial Age these men constructed a bold vision for a modern nation and transformed the greatest industries of our time: oil rail steel shipping automobiles and finance. Rising from poverty their paths crossed repeatedly as they elected Presidents set economic policies and influenced every major event of their day - from the Civil War to The Great Depression. This is the story of a nation at a crossroads and of the people who catapulted it to prosperity. Special Features: From Rich to Richer The American Dream Monopoly Competitive Nature The Every Man The Rise of Cornelius Vanderbilt Traits of a Titan Carnegie.
The Tim Burton Collection | Blu Ray | (30/04/2012)
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Contains: Sweeney Todd (2007) Corpse Bride (2005) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) Mars Attacks! (1996) Batman Returns (1992) Batman (1989) Beetlejuice (1988) Pee Wee’s Big Adventure (1985) Bonus Disc
Monster Ball Tour at Madison Square Garden | Blu Ray | (21/11/2011)
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Tracklist:1. Intro 2. Dance In The Dark 3. Glitter & Grease 4. Just Dance 5. Beautiful, Dirty, Rich 6. The Fame 7. LoveGame 8. Boys, Boys, Boys 9. Money Honey 10. Telephone 11. Speechless 12. Yo And I 13. So Happy I Could Die 14. Monster 15. Teeth 16. Alejandro 17. Poker Face 18. Paparazzi 19. Bad Romance 20. Born This Way
TABU: A STORY OF THE SOUTH SEAS (Masters of Cinema) (BLU-RAY) | Blu Ray | (24/06/2013)
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In 1929 F. W. Murnau (Nosferatu Faust Sunrise) one of the greatest of all film directors invited leading documentarist Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North Man of Aran) to collaborate on a film to be be shot on location in Tahiti a Polynesian idyll in which Murnau imagined a cast of island actors would provide a new form of authentic drama and offer rare insight into their primitive culture. The result of their collaboration was Tabu a film that depicts the details of indigenous island life to tell a mythical tale that is rich in the universal themes of desire and loss. Subtitled A Story of the South Seas Tabu concerns a Tahitian fisherman (played by an islander Matahi) and his love for a young woman (played by fellow islander Reri who went on to star on Broadway) whose body has been consecrated to the gods rendering her tabu as far as mortal men are concerned. The lovers flee their island and its restrictive traditions but will their love prevail in the civilised world? This Oscar-winning film (the Academy Award went to cinematographer Floyd Crosby) is both poetic and simple in tone. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present - completely unc&shy;ensored and fully restored - this landmark film of rare exoticism and magical beauty described by critic Lotte Eisner in 1931 as the apogee of the art of the silent film for the first time ever on Blu-ray in its original aspect ratio. Special Features: New 1080p HD transfer on the Blu-ray of the Murnau-Stiftung / Luciano Berriat&uacute;a 75th anniversary restoration of the pre-Paramount longer Murnau-approved version of the film with uncensored scenes and titlecards appearing in its original 1.19:1 aspect ratio for the first time Full-length commentary track by R. Dixon Smith and Brad Stevens 15-minute German documentary about Tabu by Luciano Berriat&uacute;a Newly presented outtakes from the original shoot of the film Treibjagd in der S&uuml;dsee (1940) - an archival short film 56-Page Booklet with articles by Scott Eyman Richard Griffiths and David Flaherty; an interview with the film&rsquo;s cinematographer Floyd Crosby; and the original story treatments written by Murnau and Flaherty for Tabu and its aborted predecessor Turia