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King Creole | DVD | (18/03/2002)
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Before his handlers persuaded him to settle for the safety of a screen franchise, the young Elvis Presley had weightier ambitions as an actor. The 1958 King Creole, his fourth feature outing, hints at the underlying seriousness of his goals. Presley plays Danny Fisher, a New Orleans teenager struggling to graduate from high school while working in a sleazy French Quarter club to support his family. He's also characterised as a troubled youth with a dangerous temper and feelings of shame and resentment toward his meek, unemployed father (Dean Jagger). When Danny's gift for singing provides him with a potential career break (and the requisite excuse for Elvis's production numbers), his involvement with a ruthless gangster (Walter Matthau) and his sultry, alcoholic moll (Carolyn Jones) threatens both his future and his family. King Creole boasts an impressive production pedigree (including producer Hal Wallis and director Michael Curtiz, the team behind Casablanca) and the supporting cast helps elicit one of Presley's most emotional performances. Jones in particular overrides the inherent clichés of her role: her self-loathing and sexuality are both palpable. Presley--still a few years away from the more sanitised image that would be integral to those franchise features--is young enough to be a credible teen, but more crucially he makes his rage and yearning largely convincing. --Sam Sutherland
Moulin Rouge -- Two-Disc Set | DVD | (03/05/2004)
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Watching Baz Luhrmann's award-winning Moulin Rouge is a lot like falling in love. It is total immersion cinema and while you're experiencing it ("watching" is too passive a word) you can't imagine that cinema could be for anything else. In the harsh, objective post-viewing daylight Lurhmann's gaudy spectacular might seem like a triumph of glossy style over any genuine substance, but as the film unfolds Lurhmann subjects his audience to a such a barrage of overtly stylised music, dance, colour, design and human passion that the senses are overwhelmed and critical faculties put on hold for the duration. The story is paper-thin, but that's hardly the point. Nicole Kidman's courtesan Satine falls for poor poet Ewan McGregor while pledged to a psychotic English Duke. The show goes on, of course, and we know it will end in tragedy--because that's the sort of story this is, and the only thing that makes it bearable is the knowledge that it's all just brilliant artifice. The third of Luhrman's "Red Curtain" trilogy (after Strictly Ballroom and Romeo + Juliet), Moulin Rouge reinvents musical cinema, acknowledging its debt to past masters like Vincente Minnelli (Gigi) and Michael Powell (The Red Shoes), but taking in the best of rock video along the way. The incessant MTV-style editing might seem like a distraction, but in the end a film insane enough to include Jim Broadbent's cover of "Like a Virgin" defines its own genre rules. On the DVD: this double-disc package sets new standards of presentation while also having an ideally appropriate light-heartedness. The extra features are as inventive in their use of the format as the film itself. Highlights include not one but two commentaries--one by Luhrmann, his designer and his cinematographer, the other with Lurhmann and his fellow scriptwriter Craig Pearce. We get two videos of "Lady Marmalade" and there are also uncut dance numbers, for example the fabulously dark Tango sequence in all its detail, which come with alternate camera angles so that you can edit your own version. There are whole segments on the glittery costumes, the three-dimensional model of Paris and the transformation of Kylie Minogue into the Green Fairy of absinthe. The film is presented in anamorphic widescreen (formatted for 16:9 TVs) with a visual aspect ratio of 1.85:1 and has lush, velvety Dolby Digital 5.1 or DTS 5.1 sound options. --Roz Kaveney
My Fair Lady | DVD | (01/10/1999)
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Hollywood's legendary "woman's director", George Cukor (The Women, The Philadelphia Story), transformed Audrey Hepburn into street-urchin-turned-proper-lady Eliza Doolittle in this film version of the Lerner and Loewe musical. Based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady stars Rex Harrison as linguist Henry Higgins (Harrison also played the role, opposite Julie Andrews, on stage), who draws Eliza into a social experiment that works almost too well. The letterbox edition of this film on video certainly pays tribute to the pageantry of Cukor's set, but it also underscores a certain visual stiffness that can slow viewer enthusiasm just a tad. But it's really star wattage that keeps My Fair Lady exciting--that and such great songs as "On the Street Where You Live" and "I Could Have Danced All Night". Actor Jeremy Brett, who gained a huge following later in life portraying Sherlock Holmes, is quite electric as Eliza's determined suitor. --Tom Keogh
Easter Parade | DVD | (16/05/2005)
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If you can't join 'em beat 'em! When his long-time dance partner abandons him for the Ziegfeld Follies Don Hewes decides to show who's who what's what by choosing any girl out of a chorus line and transforming her into a star. So he makes his choice and takes his chances. Of course since Fred Astaire portrays Don and Judy Garland plays the chorine we know we're in for an entertainment sure thing.
The Elvis Collection | DVD | (08/04/2013)
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A collection of seven films starring Elvis Presley. Elvis made his acting debut in Love Me Tender (1956), starring as a young Texan farmer who, upon hearing of his older brother (Richard Egan)'s death in the Civil War, marries his sweetheart (Debra Paget). When the older brother returns from the war alive and well, a bitter feud between the siblings begins. In Flaming Star (1960), Presley plays the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and a Kiowa Indian (Dolores del Rio) who finds himself caught between the settlers and the Kiowas when his mother's people go on the warpath. Attempting to act as peacemaker, he only becomes embroiled in the violence. In Wild in the Country (1961), country delinquent Glenn Tyler (Presley) is paroled into his uncle's care on the condition that he pays weekly visits to widowed psychiatrist Irene Sperry (Hope Lange). She discovers that Glenn is a talented writer and encourages him to attend college. Meanwhile, Glenn is simultaneously dating the pushy Noreen (Tuesday Weld) and the more reserved Betty Lee Parsons (Millie Perkins). In Follow That Dream (1961), Toby Kwimper (Presley) and his wandering family set up home in Florida but find themselves menaced by local hoods. Toby also has to escape the advances of a tenacious social worker, who has more on her mind than just his health and welfare. In Kid Galahad (1962), a remake of the 1937 feature film, Walter Gulick (Presley) is a garage mechanic who is inadvertently drawn into the world of professional boxing. He has to free himself from the clutches of a gambler (Gig Young) who is attempting to manipulate him. In 'Frankie and Johnny' (1966), Frankie (Donna Douglas) is a riverboat entertainer who despairs of her gambling singing partner Johnny (Presley) but is too much in love with him to end their relationship. Finally, in Clambake (1967), Scott Heywood (Presley), an heir to millions, switches places with a ski instructor to learn about everyday life and competes with a wealthy playboy (Bill Bixby) to attract a beautiful co-ed (Shelley Fabares).
Carousel | DVD | (20/03/2006)
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006 Carousel tells the story of Billy Bigelow a smooth-talking carnival barker who falls in love with a mill-worker on the colourful coast of Maine. But right before the birth of his daughter Billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven years later he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson... Featuring classics like 'If I Loved You' and the insp
Shock Treatment "Nation" Limited Edition | Blu Ray | (11/09/2017)
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FROM THE CREATORS OF THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! It's not a sequel it's not a prequel it's an equal! Available on Blu-ray for the first time anywhere in the world, it is with absolute pleasure that Arrow Video presents Shock Treatment the criminally underrated sequel to The Rocky Horror Picture Show! Several years on from the events of the original Rocky, Brad and Janet Majors find their strained marriage put to the test on popular Denton TV show Marriage Maze. Poor Brad is heavily sedated and institutionalised, whilst Janet is given a radical makeover and primed for stardom. But what are the real motivations behind the kooky DTV crew and their enigmatic head-honcho, Farley Flavors? Featuring a host of familiar Rocky faces including Richard O'Brien and Patricia Quinn, alongside the likes of Jessica Harper, Barry Humphries and Rik Mayall not to mention a rocking, shocking score from Richard O'Brien and Richard Hartley Shock Treatment is the follow-up that's more than the equal of its predecessor. LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: Digital transfer from original film elements High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation 5.1 and Mono audio options Isolated Music and Effects Track Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by Shock Treatment Fan Club presidents Mad Man Mike and Bill Brennan 35 Years of Shock Treatment live panel filmed at British Film Insitute DTV Presents: A Shockumentary featurette Let's Rock 'n Roll: Shock Treatment's Super Score featurette Theatrical and International Trailers Exclusive Digipak Packaging featuring newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film by festival programmer Michael Blyth Set of Exclusive Shock Treatment Mix ?n' Match Cards! Exclusive double-sided DENTON poster
Our House - A Musical Love Story - The Madness Musical | DVD | (01/11/2004)
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'Our House' is the first new musical for decades which celebrates London. It's pacey hilarious and often touchingly romantic journey through one boy's London life. Includes performances of the hits House Of Fun Baggy Trousers Embarrassment Driving In My Car My Girl It Must Be Love and Night Boat To Cairo. Winner of the 2003 Olivier Award for Best New Musical.
Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary Performance | Blu Ray | (24/10/2016)
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THE BEST LIVE FILM OF A STAGE SHOW THAT I'VE SEEN Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail THE LEGENDARY MISS SAIGON The spectacular, sell-out 25th Anniversary Gala Performance of this acclaimed new production of the global stage sensation was described as the most thrilling, soaring and emotionally stirring musical with magnifi cent performances by the Daily Telegraph and the greatest musical of all time by the Daily Mail. The epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with American GI Chris but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. The special gala fi nale also features appearances by the original cast including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga. INCLUDES THE BEHIND THE SCENES DOCUMENTARY ?THE HEAT IS BACK ON: THE REMAKING OF MISS SAIGON' Special Features: Gala Finale (34 minutes) The Heat is Back on - Behind the Scenes of Cameron Mackintosh's new production
Grease Live | DVD | (28/11/2016)
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Join the rollicking gang of Rydell High for Grease Live!, an electrifying production of the hugely popular musical Greaseâ?¢ performed before a studio audience LIVE! Featuring a cast of today's hottest young stars including Julianne Hough, Aaron Tveit, Vanessa Hudgens, Keke Palmer, and Carly Rae Jepsen. With new music by Jessie J, Boys II Men, and DNCE, Grease Live! will reintroduce the unforgettable moments, classic music, and timeless love story to an entirely new generation. Special Features: ALL Without a Net: Performing GREASE LIVE! Becoming the T -Birds and Pink Ladies Greasin' Up The Joint Be-Bop, Swing, and Jitterbug: The Choreography and Dancers of GREASE LIVE! When Was Your First ? My Favorite Grease Moment
Godspell | DVD | (01/11/2010)
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The international hit musical sensation Godspell comes to life in this first ever UK dvd release of the screen adaptation. An updated interpretation of the Gospels' lessons filled with unforgetable song and and dance numbers such as the chart hit Day By Day, Godspell is a rousing entertainment in the tradition of the classic rock operas Hair, Tommy and Jesus Christ Superstar. John the baptist (David Haskall) gathers a diverse band of youthful disciples to follow and learn from the teachings of Jesus (Victor Garber). They form a roving acting troupe that enacts Parables through the streets and landmarks of a brilliantly photographed, contemporary New York City.
Carousel | DVD | (20/03/2006)
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Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2006 Carousel tells the story of Billy Bigelow a smooth-talking carnival baker who falls in love with a mill-worker on the colourful coast of Maine. But right before the birth of his daughter Billy is killed while committing a robbery. Now in heaven years later he returns to earth for one day to attend his daughter's high school graduation and teach her one very important lesson... Featuring classics like 'If I Loved You' and the inspi
Footloose/Flashdance/Grease (Triple Pack) | DVD | (14/11/2011)
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Footloose:A city boy comes to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned.Flashdance:A Pittsburgh woman with two jobs as a welder and an exotic dancer wants to get into ballet school.Grease:Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
South Pacific | DVD | (20/03/2006)
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Blessed with a treasure of timeless songs South Pacific combines the passionate heartwarming romance of a naive young Navy nurse (Mitzi Gaynor) and an older French plantation owner (Rossano Brazzi) with South Seas splendour and a world at war while the breathtaking score is highlighted by some of the most romantic songs ever written.
The Sound Of Music | Blu Ray | (02/03/2015)
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Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein&rsquo;s The Sound of Music &mdash; Winner of five ACADEMY AWARDS&reg; including Best Picture* &mdash; with this 2-disc Blu-ray&trade; set that includes an all-new hour-long documentary detailing Julie Andrews&rsquo; return visit to Salzburg where she filmed her iconic role as Maria half a century ago! *1965: Directing Film Editing Music Best Picture Sound Includes All-New 60-Minute Documentary &ndash; The Sound of a City: Julie Andrews Returns to Salzburg and more!
Les Miserables - 25th Anniversary | DVD | (29/11/2010)
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Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary Edition
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds - The New Generation: Alive On Stage | DVD | (25/11/2013)
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Stage musical adaptation of H.G. Wells' alien invasion novel recorded live at London's O2 arena in 2012. The reimagined story which was first released in 1978 as a concept album by Jeff Wayne is narrated by Liam Neeson and includes performances by Jason Donovan Marti Pellow and Ricky Wilson.
Breakdance - The Movie | DVD | (06/04/2009)
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Three aspiring dancers take their best shot - and pop and lock - at the big time in this invigorating romp that features a cameo by Ice-T! Lucinda Dickey Adolpho Shabba-Doo Quinones and Michael Boogaloo Shrimp Chambers pump up the jam as a struggling trio of dancers - jazz for her break for them - taking on a rival street gang in a professional dance competition. Packed with fast-paced moves and furious jives and featuring smash hits 'Breakin'... There's No Stoppin' Us and Freakshow on the Dance Floor this heart-in-your-throat dance movie is a nonstop floor show of excitingly staged... solid fun (San Francisco Chronicle)
Glee: The Concert Movie (DVD + Digital Copy) | DVD | (05/12/2011)
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Glee! Like you’ve never experienced before! Here’s your front-row seat to a thrilling concert performed by the phenomenally talented cast of Glee. See your favourite stars from the hit TV show as they sing the songs you love and dance up a storm on stage. Get swept up in the energy of “Glee Live” – including performances not seen in cinemas, hilarious sue Sylvester introductions and exclusive interviews. Special Features: Exclusive Performances Not Seen in Cinemas: “Dog Days Are Over” and “Friday” Extended Performances of “Ain’t No Way” and “Happy Days Are Here Again/Get Happy” On Stage With the Cast Sue Sylvester Introduction 1 Sue Sylvester Introduction 2 Kurt’s Proposal Backstage with the Cast Includes Warblers clip not seen in cinema
Gala Concert | DVD | (04/02/2011)
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1. Dark Eyes 2. Thunder And Lightning 3. Lips Are Sealed 4. Vienna Blood 5. Clogdance 6. Voices Of Spring 7. Flight Of The Bumblebee 8. My Heart Will Go On 9. Gypsy fiddles Playing 10. Hung Arian Dances 11. Roses From The South 12. Radetzky March 13. Strauss & Co. 14. Rigoletto 15. Chianti Song 16. Red Rose Cafe 17. Opera 18. Childrens 19. Tyrol Rock Image: 16:9 Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1