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Spider-Man Legacy Collection | Blu Ray | (06/11/2017)
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SPIDERMAN TRILOGY ORIGINS COLLECTION Swing into action with the groundbreaking original cinematic SpiderMan trilogy from direction Sam Raimi. Join Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) as he becomes the iconic webslinging SpiderMan, battles supervillains Green Goblin, Doc Ock, Sandman and Venom, wins the heart of Mary Jane Watson (Kirsten Dunst), and learns that with great power, comes great responsibility. THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN EVOLUTION COLLECTION The untold story of the legendary webshooter unfolds in the blockbuster Amazing SpiderMan films, directed by Marc Webb. The saga begins in The Amazing Spider Man, as Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) becomes SpiderMan and balances being asuperhero doing battle against the villainous Lizard alongside his developing relationship with Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Then when SpiderMan's new enemies including the powerful Electro unite in The Amazing SpiderMan 2, Peter Parker finds that his greatest battle is about to begin. EXTRAS INCLUDE: SPIDERMAN TRILOGY ORIGINS COLLECTION SpiderMan 3 Editor's Cut All New Alternate Version of the Movie SpiderMan 2.1 Includes both Theatrical & Extended Versions The Stan Lee Legacy: From Comic Book to Homecoming featurette Over 18 Hours of Special Features from all 3 films THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN EVOLUTION COLLECTION The Stan Lee Legacy: From Comic Book to Homecoming featurette 15 Rare Archival featurettes Over 7 Hours of Special Features from both films
Heroes Seasons 1-4 | DVD | (04/10/2010)
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As a total eclipse casts its shadow across the globe a genetics professor in India is led by father's disappearance to uncover a secret theory - there are people with super powers living among us. Their ultimate destiny is nothing less than saving the world! Heroes is a serial saga about people all over the world discovering that they have superpowers and trying to deal with how this change affects their lives...
Game of Thrones - Season 1-5 | Blu Ray | (14/03/2016)
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Season 1 Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lusts and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.' A new original series based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling 'A Song of Ice and Fire' series. Bonus Features: Episodic Previews & Recaps (22:45) Making of Game of Thrones (25:00) Character Profiles (15 clips) (30:18) Creating the Dothraki Language (5:26) Inside the Night's Watch (8:05) From the Book to the Screen (5:15) Histories (30:00) (All on every disc) Creating the Show Open (5:05) Cast Audition Tapes (Title TBD) (25:00) Anatomy of Episode 6 "A Golden Crown" (60 min) Guide to Westeros (Menu-Based In-Episode Interactive Feature) Guide to Westeros (Menu-Based) 7 Audio Commentaries Click Images to Enlarge Season 2 The Battle continues in Westeros with feuding families and power hungry rulers. Five Kings vie for a single, all-powerful throne in the all-new season of Game of Thrones – an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour, conquest and triumph. Season 2 plays out against the backdrop of a fast-approaching winter. In King’s Landing, the coveted Iron Throne is occupied by cruel young Joffrey, counseled by his conniving mother Cersei and uncle Tyrion. But the Lannister hold on the Throne is under assault on many fronts. There’s Robb Stark, son of the slain Lord of Winterfell, Ned Stark; Daenerys Targaryen, who looks to shore up her depleted power through three newborn dragons; Stannis Baratheon, eldest brother of the late King Robert; and Stannis’ brother Renly, who has maintained his own claim since fleeing King’s Landing. In the meantime, a new leader is rising among the wildlings North of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night’s Watch. With tensions and treaties, animosity and alliances, Season 2 of Game of Thrones promises to be a thrilling journey through a riveting, unforgettable landscape. Bonus Features: Season 1 Recap (2:30) Episodic Previews & Recaps (20:57) Featurettes (74:50) Dragon Eggs (6:01) BTS piece (30 mins) Game of Thrones: Inner Circle The Religions of Westeros (7:32) Character Profiles (7 clips) (15:25) Guide to Westeros (In Episode Interactive Feature) -- localized in French, Spanish, German only War of the Five Kings--localized in French, Spanish, German only 12 Episode Commentaries Click Images to Enlarge Season 3 In Season 3, family and loyalty will be the overarching themes, and many critical plot points from the first two seasons will come to a violent head, with several major characters meeting cruel fates. While a primary focus continues to be on King’s Landing, where the Lannisters barely held onto power after a savage naval onslaught from Stannis Baratheon (brother of the late king), stirrings in the North threaten to alter the overall balance of power in Westeros. Robb Stark, King of the North, will face a major calamity in his efforts to build on his victories over the Lannisters in Season 2, while further north, Mance Rayder (new character, played by Ciarán Hinds) and his huge army of wildlings continue their inexorable march south to scale the Wall. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen – reunited with her three deadly, fast-maturing dragons – attempts to raise an army of slaves to sail with her from Essos, in hopes of eventually overthrowing the Iron Throne. Bonus Features: Inside Wildlings (6:19) Politics of Marriage (8:37) New Characters of S3 (9:40) A Gathering Storm (14:00) 12 x Audio Commentaries Click Images to Enlarge Season 4 As Season 4 begins, the Lannisters' hold on the Iron Throne remains intact in the wake of the Red Wedding slaughter that wiped out many of their Stark nemeses. But can they survive their own egos as well as new and ongoing threats? Meanwhile, an unbowed Stannis Baratheon continues to rebuild his army; the Lannister-loathing ‘Red Viper of Dorne,’ Oberyn Martell, arrives at King's Landing for Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell; Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons and unsullied force aim to liberate the largest Slavery City in the east...with long-range plans to take back the Iron Throne; and a depleted Night's Watch faces the advance of Mance Rayder's wildling army, who are in turn running from the undead White Walkers. Bonus Features: Episodic Previews & Recaps (21:32) Deleted Scenes (3:18) Roundtable (29:33) Battle Feature (37:20) The Politics of Power: A Look Back at Season 3 (25 min) Bastards of Westeros (7:15) New Characters & Locations (7:38) Blooper reel (TBC) (5min TBD) Histories (approx. 52:41 min) Guide to Westeros (In Episode Interactive Feature) 10 Audio Commentaries Click Images to Enlarge Season 5 After the shocking deaths of S4, the season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night’s Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself as the rightful king of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrabbles to hold on to power in Kings Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious group led by the enigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaimie embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. Bonus Features: Audio Commentaries (Episodes TBC) Anatomy of Episode 510 (30 mins) The Story of Post-Production (30 mins) A Day in the Life (26 mins) Deleted Scenes In Episode Guide Histories & Lore Click Images to Enlarge
The Good Wife: Seasons 1.5 | DVD | (15/09/2014)
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The Good Wife is a drama starring Emmy Award winner Julianna Margulies as a wife and mother who boldly assumes full responsibility for her family and re-enters the workforce after her husband's very public sex and political corruption scandal lands him in jail. Pushing aside the betrayal and crushing public humiliation caused by her husband Peter Alicia Florrick starts over by pursuing her original career as a defense attorney. As a junior associate at a prestigious Chicago law firm she joins her longtime friend former law school classmate and firm partner Will Gardner who is interested in rekindling their former relationship. The firm's top litigator and other partner Diane Lockhart likes Alicia's work and her connections so she and Will award her with a full-time associate position following a trial period. Alicia beat out Cary Agos a clever young attorney who takes a job in the state's attorney's office now bitter and vengeful. Alicia finds an ally and a friend in Kalinda the firm's tough and mysterious in-house investigator. Gaining confidence every day Alicia transforms herself from embarrassed politician's scorned wife to resilient career woman especially for the sake of providing a stable home for her children 14-year-old Zach and 13-year-old Grace. Now that Peter is back home and planning to run for office again with help from Eli Gold his cunning image consultant Alicia continues to redefine herself and her role in her family's life.
Disney Classics Volume 1 | Blu Ray | (10/11/2014)
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Snow White No film in history has captured the world’s imagination like Walt Disney’s fi rst full-length animated masterpiece. Through astonishing Blu-ray ™ high defi nition technology, N experience this timeless classic in its most spectacular presentation ever! With state-of-the-art digital restoration and Disney Enhanced High Defi nition sound, the breathtaking animation and unforgettable music of the most revered Disney fi lm of all time will enthrall you like never before! Join the beautiful princess Snow White as she escapes her jealous stepmother, the queen, and befriends a lovable group of dwarfs. But when she falls under the queen’s wicked spell, only true love’s kiss can save her. Bonus Features Backstage Disney: Snow White Returns & Deleted Scenes • “Some Day My Prince Will Come” By Tiffany Thornton (music video) • Family Play (Games & Activities) • Audio Commentary Cinderella Disney’s Cinderella is transformed to a new level of brilliance on Blu-ray™. Rediscover the timeless story, the memorable music and unforgettable characters — now more enchanting than ever with pristine digital picture and dazzling high definition sound! Cinderella has faith her dreams will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother’s wand, Cinderella’s rags are magically transformed into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball. But when the clock strikes midnight, the spell is broken, leaving only a single glass slipper… the only key to the ultimate fairy-tale ending! Bonus Features Disc Introduction by Diane Disney Miller • Backstage Disney: -The Real Fairy Godmother -Behind The Magic: Disney Princess Fantasyland -The Magic of the Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story -Alternate Opening Sequence • Tangled Ever After • Deleted Scenes • Cinderella Title Song • Unused Songs • Radio Programs • Theatrical Trailers Sleeping Beauty Create new memories that will last a lifetime as you experience the dazzling animation and timeless storytelling of Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The legend that transcends time begins with the glorious celebration of Princess Aurora’s birth—a joyful event that makes Maleficent, one of the most spectacular villains ever, extremely jealous. As the years pass and the princess grows into a beautiful and graceful young woman, three Good Fairies do their best to protect Aurora. But, alas, on her 16th birthday, Aurora pricks her fi nger on an enchanted spinning wheel and falls under Maleficent’s spell and into a deep sleep. Only brave Prince Phillip can defeat a fi re-breathing dragon and battle his way to the tower to awaken the princess from her dreams. Magic, adventure and romance all spin together in Disney’s ultimate fairy tale. Bonus Features • Cine-Explore Experience • Audio Commentary with John Lasseter • Grand Canyon • Emily Osment: “Once Upon A Dream” Music Video • Disney Song Selection • Princess Fun Facts Alice in Wonderland Experience the magic and majesty of this ultimate collector’s dream. Walt Disney’s timeless classic bursts into brilliance in Blu-ray ™ High Defi nition! Featuring Disney Enhanced Home Theatre Mix, this remarkable digital restoration boasts pristine sound and unparalleled picture quality. Plus, bonus features including “Through The Keyhole: A Companion’s Guide To Wonderland” and an exciting interactive game, “Painting The Roses Red”, have been designed for this landmark release. Join Alice as she chases the White Rabbit and journeys into a topsyturvy world that gets “curiouser and curiouser” as her fantastical adventures unfold. Meet the Mad Hatter, March Hare, Tweedledee & Tweedledum, the Cheshire Cat, the Queen of Hearts and more unforgettable characters, all set against a backdrop of awe-inspiring splendour. Bonus Features • Exclusive To Blu-ray™ Disc – Through The Keyhole: A Companion’s Guide To Wonderland – Painting The Roses Red Interactive Game – DisneyView – Enhanced Viewing Experience – Walt Disney Colour™ Introduction (1959) – Reference Footage: Alice And The Doorknob – Pencil Test: Alice Shrinks • Refl ections On Alice Featurette • Operation Wonderland (NOW IN HI-DEF!) • One Hour In Wonderland Feature • And Much More!
The Great War | DVD | (25/03/2002)
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In the early 1960s the BBC embarked on one of their most important and ambitious series ever. It was to be the definitive history of the First World War complete in twenty-six 40-minute episodes. An inspired account of the world-shattering events of 1914-1918 The Great War is narrated by Sir Michael Redgrave and employs the voice skills of many other leading actors of the day including Sir Ralph Richardson and Marius Goring. The series includes authentic archive footage and stunning photographic images gathered from 37 separate sources around the world. It also features interviews with many veterans of the war (by this time most were still only in their 60s) as well as almost 150 separate extracts from diaries letters and reports from the war. This important series is here available complete and unabridged. The Great War is here presented in a 7 disc set with the complete series on 6 discs and a full disc of extra features. This edition also includes a luxury 64-page booklet with full background notes reviews chapter points and associated articles.
The Sweeny - Series 1-4 - Complete/The Sweeney/The Sweeney 2 | DVD | (29/10/2007)
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Jack Regan (John Thaw) is a hard edged detective in the Flying Squad of London's Metropolitan police. He pursues villains by methods which are underhand often illegal themselves frequently violent and more often than not successful.
Puccini: La Boheme -- San Francisco/Severini | DVD | (28/08/2000)
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One way to use the DVD format for opera is to provide a video format with a clear picture and sumptuous sound and let a good performance speak more or less for itself. Severini's La Boheme comes with a minimum of trimmings--subtitles in English, French and German; even a short account of the performance history is relegated to text in a booklet. The live performance has real theatrical presence, even to the extent that, at times, the vocal and orchestral subtleties get lost in wild applause. Pavarotti's Rodolfo was, in 1988, as plangently lyrical as ever and Freni's care-worn Mimi is a deeply touching and musical performance; Pacetti is a beefy full-blooded no-nonsense Musetta--the waltz song and ensuing duet with Marcello is for once the Broadway show-stopper it ought to be. Of the supporting roles, though, perhaps the most moving is Ghiaurov's Colline--his farewell to his old coat is a short passage of deep pathos which he has rarely sung as well as he does here. --Roz Kaveney
The Action Collection (4K UHD+BD+UV)
(The Huntsman Winters War / Warcraft The Beginning / Lucy / Everest / Battleship ) | Blu Ray | (25/09/2017)
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From the slopes of Earth's most forbidding mountain to the fantasy realm of Azeroth, from the limitless mind of a superhuman to the threat of invasion and conquest, Universal Pictures proudly presents ?The Action Collection'. This is the ultimate big-screen action-adventure package featuring five of the most explosive movies ever assembled in Ultra High Definition 4K. Indulge your senses in heart-racing real-life courage, vast inter-dimensional conflict and epic fantasy featuring some of cinema's biggest names and the most spell-binding movie effects and action sequences ever captured on screen. The Huntsman: Winter's War The Huntsman, four dwarves, and his long-thought-dead wife go on a quest to keep two evil queen sisters from finding the Mirror and gaining the power to rule the world. Warcraft From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment's global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home. Lucy Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in this sci-fi action thriller written and directed by Luc Besson. Johansson stars as the titular heroine who finds herself caught up in the dodgy dealings of the Taiwanese mob while living in Taipei. Forced into becoming a smuggler, she is drugged before a package is inserted into her stomach for safe transit. Lucy is then severely beaten for protesting her situation which results in the package bursting inside her and leaking into her bloodstream. As the drug takes over her body, Lucy becomes capable of using a higher brain capacity than humans are naturally accustomed to which makes her able to use telekinesis and absorb knowledge rapidly. Meanwhile, neurological scientist Professor Norman (Freeman) takes an interest in Lucy's evolution as she takes revenge on those responsible for her extraordinary transformation and evades those who wish to harness her powers for their own ends. Everest Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Battleship Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancÃ©e; Alexander SkarsgÃ¥rd as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.
The Log Horizon: 1 & 2 | Blu Ray | (27/11/2017)
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Log Horizon S1 & S2 Collector's Edition Blu-ray All 50 episodes on 8 blu-ray discs! The online fantasy game Elder Tales is a worldwide phenomenon, immersing millions of players in its intricately conceived virtual world. However, the release of the game's twelfth expansion pack makes that immersion all too literal, as players from around the world are suddenly pulled into the game's no-longer-fictional universe! Now, eight-year ET veteran Shiroe, his friend Naotsugu, the beautiful assassin Akatsuki, and 30,000 other players are faced with the daunting task of learning how to deal with an entirely new reality, one where the Non-Player Characters are actually alive, and the tips and tricks learned while playing with a keyboard no longer apply. Flesh and blood replace avatars and stat lists, and an entire world stands on the brink of Apocalypse in the ultimate LOG HORIZON.
Ultimate Hammer Box Set | DVD | (30/10/2006)
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20 of the greatest British films ever produced by the world renowned Hammer film studio! Includes: 1. Blood From The Mummy's Tomb (Dir. Seth Holt 1971) 2. Demons Of The Mind (Dir. Peter Sykes 1972) 3. The Devil Rides Out (Dir. Terence Fisher 1968) 4. Viking Queen (Dir. Don Chaffey 1967) 5. Dracula Prince Of Darkness (Dir. Terence Fisher 1966) 6. Fear In The Night (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1972) 7. Frankenstein Created Women (Dir. Terence Fisher 1967) 8. The Horror Of Frankenstein (Dir. Jimmy Sangster 1970) 9. The Nanny (Dir. Seth Holt 1965) 10. One Million Years BC (Dir. Don Chaffey 1966) 11. Plague Of The Zombies (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 12. Quatermass And The Pit (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1967) 13. Rasputin The Mad Monk (Dir. Don Sharp 1966) 14. The Reptile (Dir. John Gilling 1966) 15. The Scars of Dracula (Dir. Roy Ward Baker 1970) 16. SHE (Dir. Robert Day 1965) 17. Slave Girls (Dir. Michael Carreras 1967) 18. To The Devil A Daughter (Dir. Peter Sykes 1967) 19. The Vengeance Of SHE (Dir. Cliff Owen 1968) 20. The Witches (Dir. Cyril Frankel 1966)
Supernatural - Season 1-8 Complete | DVD | (28/10/2013)
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The thrilling and terrifying journey of the Winchester brothers continues as Supernatural enters its eighth season. Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) have spent their lives on the road battling every kind of supernatural threat. Over the years after dozens of bloody adventures they have faced everything from the yellow-eyed demon that killed their mother to vampires ghosts shape shifters angels and fallen gods. They even came face to face with Lucifer and the Four Horsemen in averting the Apocalypse. With the help of allies - both human and supernatural - they've discovered that every threat they vanquish opens a new door for evil to enter in. In the show's seventh season their hunt for the dreaded Leviathans - monstrous creatures escaped from Purgatory - has cost them dearly. Claiming the life of their best friend and father figure Bobby Singer and shattering their protector the fallen angel Castiel Sam and Dean's battle to somehow defeat the age-old Leviathan threat will take everything they've got. As dawn arrives after their endless struggle and sacrifice to defeat the world's evils they know that come nightfall something otherworldly - something supernatural - will claw its way out of the shadows demanding their attention. Episodes Comprise: We Need to Talk About Kevin What's Up Tiger Mommy? Heartache Bitten Blood Brother Southern Comfort A Little Slice of Kevin Hunteri Heroici Citizen Fang Torn and Frayed LARP and the Real Girl As Time Goes By Everybody Hates Hitler Trial and Error Man's Best Friend with Benefits Remember the Titans Goodbye Stranger Freaks and Geeks Taxi Driver Pac-Man Fever The Great Escapist Clip Show Sacrifice Special Features: Finding Supernatural: Creating the Found Footage Episode Commentary Ep. 808 Hunteri Heroici Commentary Ep. 812 as Time Goes By Commentary Ep. 813 Everybody Hates Hitler For The Defence of Mankind: The Tablets Revealed Angel Warrior: The Story of Castiel Gag Reel
Andromeda: The Complete Andromeda | Blu Ray | (10/10/2016)
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Join Dylan Hunt (Kevin Sorbo), captain of the starship Andromeda, as he embarks on a spectacular journey around the cosmos in an attempt to restore the fallen Commonwealth in Gene Roddenberry's action-packed sci-fi adventure series. Captain Hunt and his ship, Andromeda, are frozen inside a black hole where they lie for centuries. When a passing ship revives them, they are horrified to discover that the Commonwealth has collapsed and set off on a mission to bring unity back to the galaxy.
Spiral: Series 1-5 | DVD | (16/03/2015)
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Spiral is a series about law as men and women experience it in today&rsquo;s legal system at the heart of the Paris Court. They work and cross paths on court cases based on real facts. As reality spirals out of control for each character the boundaries between private and professional lives become increasingly blurred. With its nail-biting suspense its constant tension Spiral is a furiously-paced crime series.
Mission: Impossible - Complete TV Series | DVD | (30/08/2010)
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Review for Mission Impossible Season 1:With its combination of Cold War villains and James Bond-like techno-gadgets, Mission: Impossible was an instant hit when it premiered on September 17, 1966. The series was the brainchild of creator/producer Bruce Geller, whose formula for seven successful seasons included a well-chosen ensemble cast, noteworthy guest stars, and a flexible premise that inspired clever plots twists and a constant variety of "international" locations (mostly filmed on a studio backlot). This is the only season to feature Steven Hill as Dan Briggs, leader of the top-secret counter-intelligence team known as Impossible Missions Force (IMF). As the no-nonsense Briggs, Hill (better known for his later role on Law & Order from 1990 to 2000) began each episode by sneakily retrieving the dossier and recorded instructions (voiced throughout the entire series by uncredited actor Bob Johnson) for the IMF's latest assignment. "Your mission, should you decide to accept it" and "this recording will self-destruct in five seconds" quickly became pop-cultural catch-phrases, as Briggs routinely selected his preferred teammates based on their mastery of practical skills. Your mission--and you shouldn't hesitate to accept it--is to enjoy this classic series all over again! --Jeff Shannon Review for Mission impossible Season 2: Gone was Steven Hill as Dan Briggs, and in his place the supremely confident and smooth Peter Graves as new team leader Jim Phelps, whom most viewers identify with the series. Carrying out the missions assigned from a pre-recorded voice on the self-destroying tape recorder was magician and master of disguise Rollin Hand (Martin Landau, who moved up from guest star to regular cast member with this season), top model Cinnamon Carter (Landau's real-life spouse Barbara Bain, who won three Emmys for her work on the show), electronics genius Barney Collier (Greg Morris), and all-purpose strong man Willie Armitage (body builder-turned-actor Peter Lupus). Guest stars include Anthony Zerbe, Paul Winfield, Fritz Weaver, and Sid Haig, but it's the team itself that shines the brightest, especially Landau and Bain, who exude the breezy charm of the series itself (though both would depart the show by the following season). --Paul Gaita Review for Mission: Impossible Season 3:Season 3, should you decide to accept it (and you definitely should), was Mission's most accomplished. It garnered six Emmy nominations, and an Emmy for Barbara Bain, her third consecutive win, probably for "The Exchange," one of her finest hours, in which, breaking series format, her character is captured and psychologically tortured to discover for whom she works. As always, the first five minutes of any Mission: Impossible episode are the coolest: the lit fuse signalling Lalo Schifrin's indelible theme song, the opening-credits montage teasing the action in the upcoming episode, and Jim Phelps (Peter Graves), in some nondescript location, receiving his covert mission (usually to some non-existent, but real-sounding country as Povia or Costa Mateo), on that self-destructing tape. --Donald Liebenson Review for Mission: Impossible Season 4:Foil the invasion of a democratic country? No problem. Rescue members of a royal family from their would-be usurper? Piece of cake. Replace the irreplaceable Martin Landau and thrice-Emmy-winner Barbara Bain, who departed Mission after its third season? Now that?s impossible! But in this classic series? fourth season, the veteran and rookie members of the Impossible Mission Force still put on a good show. --Donald Liebenson
House - Season 1-8 | DVD | (22/10/2012)
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Special Features: Season 1 The Concept Casting Sessions Medical Cases Set Tour House - isms Dr. House Season 2 Audio Commentaries Blooper Reel Alternate Take from Daddy's Boy Alternate Take from Sleeping Dogs Lie It Could Be Lupus An Evening with House (The Cast and Creators of House M.D. at The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) Season 3 Alternate Take from Cane and Able: The Angry Valley Girl Version Half-Wit with Audio Commentary Blooper Reel House Soundtrack Session with Band From TV Production Office - Suite 230 Tyler Patton - Property Master Anatomy of an Episode: The Jerk Season 4 Meet The Writers House's Soap Prescription Passion Visual Effects House New Beginnings Houses Head (Optional Commentary) My Favourite Season 4 Episode So Far Anatomy Of A Scene Bus Crash Season 5 House Guests: Casting the Show Keeping It Real: Accuracy In Writing Dr. Mom: Cuddy's Storyline House Meets A Milestone: The 100th episode Anatomy of a Teaser Season 6 Audio Commentaries Before Broken: The Concept Reel A New House For House A Crazy Cool Episode: Epic Fail New Faces In A New House A Different POV: Hugh Laurie Directs Season 7 Meet Martha Masters Huddy Dissected Audio Commentaries Anatomy of an Episode: Bombshells Thirteen Returns Season 8 House, M.D. Swan Song The Doctor Directs: Behind the Scenes with Hugh Laurie Everybody Dies: A Postmortem
The X Files - The Complete Collector's Edition | DVD | (19/11/2007)
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Now you can own the entire adventures of The X-Files in this bumper DVD box set. every episode from all 9 seasons of this multi-award award-winning show are available for the first time in this exclusive Collector's Edition. Don't miss the opportunity to see how the phenomenon all began back in 1993 and how it came to a close 9 years later!
Buffy The Vampire Slayer - The Complete DVD Collection | DVD | (19/11/2007)
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From its charming and angst-ridden first season to the darker, apocalyptic final one, Buffy the Vampire Slayer succeeds on many levels, and in a fresher and more authentic way than the shows that came before or after it. How lucky, then, that with the release of its box set of seasons 1-7, you can have the estimable pleasure of watching a near-decade of Buffy in any order you choose. (And we have some ideas about how that should be done.) First: rest assured that there's no shame in coming to Buffy late, even if you initially turned your nose up at the winsome Sarah Michelle Gellar kicking the hell out of vampires (in Buffy-lingo, vamps), demons, and other evil-doers. Perhaps you did so because, well, it looked sort of science-fiction-like with all that monster latex. Start with season 3 and see that Buffy offers something for everyone, and the sooner you succumb to it, the quicker you'll appreciate how textured and riveting a drama it is. Why season 3? Because it offers you a winning cast of characters who have fallen from innocence: their hearts have been broken, their egos trampled in typically vicious high-school style, and as a result, they've begun to realize how fallible they are. As much as they try, there are always more monsters, or a bigger evil. Despite this, or perhaps because of it, the core crew remains something of a unit--there's the smart girl, Willow (Alyson Hannigan) who dreams of saving the day by downloading the plans to City Hall's sewer tunnels and mapping a route to safety. There are the ne'r do wells--the vampire Spike (James Marsters), who both clashes with and aspires to love Buffy; the tortured and torturing Angel (David Boreanz); the pretty, popular girl with an empty heart (Charisma Carpenter); and the teenage everyman, Xander (Nicholas Brendon). Then there's Buffy herself, who in the course of seven seasons morphs from a sarcastic teenager in a minidress to a heroine whose tragic flaw is an abiding desire to be a "normal" girl. On a lesser note, with the box set you can watch the fashion transformation of Buffy from mall rat to Prada-wearing, kickboxing diva with enviable highlights. (There was the unfortunate bob of season 2, but it's a forgivable lapse.) At least the storyline merits the transformations: every time Buffy has to end a relationship she cuts her hair, shedding both the pain and her vulnerability. In addition to the well-wrought teenage emotional landscape, Buffy deftly takes on more universal themes--power, politics, death, morality--as the series matures in seasons 4-6. And apart from a few missteps that haven't aged particularly well ("I Robot" in season 1 comes to mind), most episodes feel as harrowing and as richly drawn as they did at first viewing. That's about as much as you can ask for any form of entertainment: that it offer an escape from the viewer's workaday world and entry into one in which the heroine (ideally one with leather pants) overcomes demons far more troubling than one's own. --Megan Halverson
The World At War | DVD | (25/04/2005)
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When this epic series was first broadcast in 1973 it redefined the gold standard for television documentary; it remains the benchmark by which all factual programming must judge itself. Originally shown as 26 one-hour programmes, The World at War set out to tell the story of the Second World War through the testimony of key participants. The result is a unique and unrepeatable event, since many of the eyewitnesses captured on film did not have long left to live. Each hour-long programme is carefully structured to focus on a key theme or campaign, from the rise of Nazi Germany to Hitler's downfall and the onset of the Cold War. There are no academic "talking heads" here to spell out an official version of history; the narration, delivered with wonderful gravitas by Sir Laurence Olivier, is kept to a minimum. The show's great coup was to allow the participants to speak for themselves. Painstaking research in the archives of the Imperial War Museum also unearthed a vast quantity of newsreel footage, including on occasion the cameraman's original raw rushes which present an unvarnished and never-before-seen picture of important events. Carl Davis' portentous main title theme and score underlines the grand scale of the enterprise. The original 26 episodes were supplemented three years later by six special programmes (narrated by Eric Porter), bringing the total running-time to a truly epic 32 hours. --Mark Walker
George Gently Complete Series 1-7 | DVD | (03/08/2015)
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Spanning five years from 1964 to 1969, this boxed set includes all the episodes from series one to seven of Inspector George Gently. Heading North following the death of his wife to solve one more case, Gently decides to stay. Partnered by the young Detective Sergeant Bacchus, Gently discovers a whole new world as the swinging sixties make their way up to Northumberland. Guest stars include Helen Baxendale, Lee Boardman, Warren Clarke, Sarah Lancashire, Pixie Lott, Neil Morrissey, Neil Pearson, Alison Steadman, Kevin Whately plus 2 more. This 21 disc set contains all 23 feature length episodes plus extras including fascinating Behind the Scenes features and interviews with Pixie Lott and Martin Shaw.