With her ravishingly sensual take on HERMAN MELVILLE's Billy Budd, Sailor, CLAIRE DENIS (White Material) firmly established herself as one of the great visual tone poets of our time. Amid the azure waters and sunbaked desert landscapes of Djibouti, a French Foreign Legion sergeant (Mauvais sang's DENIS LAVANT) sows the seeds of his own ruin as his obsession with a striking young recruit (35 Shots of Rum's GRÃGOIRE COLIN) plays out to the thunderous, operatic strains of BENJAMIN BRITTEN. Denis and cinematographer AGNÃS GODARD (Let the Sunshine In) fold military and masculine codes of honor, colonialism's legacy, destructive jealousy, and repressed desire into shimmering, hypnotic images that ultimately explode in one of the most startling and unforgettable endings in all of modern cinema. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration, supervised by director of photography AgnÃ¨s Godard and approved by director Claire Denis, with uncompressed stereo soundtrack New conversation between Denis and filmmaker Barry Jenkins New selected scene commentary with Godard New interviews with actors Denis Lavant and GrÃ©goire Colin New video essay by film scholar Judith Mayne New English subtitle translation PLUS: An essay by critic Girish Shambu
New pupils Eric Ziggy' Greaves, Danny Kendall, Georgina Hayes & Ant Jones are amongst the fresh faces piling through the Grange Hill gates & Zammo makes some bad decisions when he should Just Say No'. This boxed set features all 48 episodes from series 9 & 10, originally broadcast in 1986 & 1987. ALSO INCLUDED for the very first time The 1985 Christmas Special Episode (First broadcast 27th December 1985 Pre-Series 9). Grange Hill Series 9 synopsis First Broadcast on 1st April 1986 Zammo's behaviour becomes increasingly erratic & it's Roland who eventually discovers the shocking truth. The thorny subject of smoking is tackled with new student Danny Kendall taking every opportunity for a crafty cigarette. This leads pupils to set up an anti-smoking campaign, which also targets the teachers!! In other news the ever entrepreneurial Gonch serves up his latest money-making scheme, anyone for a slice of toast?? Grange Hill Series 10 synopsis First Broadcast on 6th January 1987 Imelda Davis continues her campaign of carnage & bullying, creating difficulties for pupils & teachers alike. It's a tough year for Danny Kendall as he battles cancer. Roland starts up a School Fund to help pay for his treatment. A sixth form barge trip is certainly eventful as Gonch, Ziggy, Rob & Trevor first manage to crash the boat, then send it floating off on its own with stowaway (& former Grange Hill pupil) Ant Jones inside. The school gets its own radio station; Zammo & Jackie get engaged; & what will happen to Harriett the Donkey ? Special Feature: 1985 Christmas Special Episode - First broadcast on 27th December 1985 The School Christmas Fayre preparations are underway. Roland faces Christmas alone & Calley can't decide which of her parents to spend the festive season with. At the Fayre Zammo & Banksie's shaky hand machine proves popular, as does the wet sponge stall (especially with Mr Baxter as the target!!). Gonch & Hollo unwittingly unleash pandemonium when they unlock a storeroom & a donkey runs out. Merry Christmas everyone!!
50 years on from its first transmission, the BBC's Play for Today anthology series remains one of British television's most influential and celebrated achievements. Between 1970 and 1984, plays which combined some of the era's finest writing, acting and directing talents were broadcast direct to living rooms, regularly challenging viewers and pushing the boundaries of TV drama. Featuring plays by the likes of Ingmar Bergman, Julia Jones and Colin Welland and featuring a roster of eminent British actors, Play for Today: Volume One brings together seven iconic dramas on Bluray for the very first time, in a collection that exemplifies the breadth and brilliance of this groundbreaking series. The set includes five plays which have been restored from the original negatives held in the BBC archive. The Plays: The Lie (Written by Ingmar Bergman | Dir. Alan Bridges, 1970) Shakespeare or Bust (Written by Peter Terson | Dir. Brian Parker, 1973) Back of Beyond (Written by Julia Jones | Dir. Desmond Davis, 1974) Passage to England (Written by Leon Griffiths | Dir. John Mackenzie, 1975) Our Flesh and Blood (Written by Mike Stott | Dir. Pedr James, 1977) A Photograph (Written by John Bowen | Dir. John Glenister, 1977) Your Man from Six Counties (Written by Colin Welland | Dir. Barry Davis, 1976)
When the Earl and his inventor friend Ruth host a Technology Fair at the castle, all sorts of amazing inventions find their way to Sodor, including Kenji a brand-newelectric engine said to be the fastest in the world! But as Thomas worries about the effect technology might have on his future, two sneaky thieves and their engine, Sonny look to secure their own fortunes by making off with one of the marvellous inventions.It will be up to Thomas, Ruth, and the Steam Team to stop the thieves in their tracks! Extras: Bonus eps: Meet Sonny! Sing-A-Long-Song: How does it work?
The Deceived follows English student, Ophelia, who falls in love with her charismatic lecturer, Michael. Following the accidental death of Michael's wife, Ophelia moves to Ireland to be with him, just when suspicions around his wife s death begin to grow. As Ophelia finds herself taking the place of a dead woman, she must discover whether it is the ghost of Michael's wife haunting her, or her own guilt.
It's 1978 and 12-year-old David Freeman is mysteriously knocked unconscious while out playing. He wakes up and heads for home only to find strangers living there. It's now 1986 and he's been missing for eight years. He discovers a top-secret spaceship and with the help of MAX the computer sets off on an incredible mission to get back to the past where he belongs. SPECIAL FEATURES: Brand New Second Sight 4K Scan and Restoration supervised by Director Randal Kleiser Directing the Navigator - New Interview With Randal Kleiser Producing The Navigator - New interview with Dimitri Villard Playing The Navigator - New interview with Joey Cramer Mother of The Navigator - New interview with Veronica Cartwright Brother of The Navigator - New interview with Matt Adler From Concept to Creation: The Special Effects of Flight of the Navigator - New interviews with Jeff Kleiser, Randal Kleiser and Edward Eyth Audio Commentary with Randal Kleiser and Producer Jonathan Sanger Reversible sleeve with new and original artwork Optional English subtitles for the hard of hearing
The national press dubbed them The Black Beatles , four working class boys from one of Liverpool s toughest neighbourhoods who became Britain s most enduring black soul and funk act ever. With a string of hits, they dominated the international charts throughout the 1970s with iconic songs like You to Me Are Everything, Can t Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. But The Real Thing s meteoric success was also tempered with personal tragedy, drug addiction and racial prejudice. Simon Sheridan s widely acclaimed documentary tells the incredible true story of Britain s first black music revolution, and features illuminating interviews with the band, plus Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, David Essex, Trevor Nelson, Paul Barber, Denise Pearson and Louis Emerick. Narrated by Jacob Anderson (from TV s Game of Thrones). Extras: Full uncut theatrical version Audio commentary by director/producer Simon Sheridan and Dr Abigail Gardner New animated video for 'You To Me Are Everything' Three exclusive new films: Real Love A Fan s Perspective; Eddy Amoo Child of the Ghetto and A Night at the CafÃ© The Real Thing Concert Live in London.
Punk is a 4-part series exploring the history of punk music featuring global music icons. Interspersing stories from America s punk pioneers with those of UK bands of the same ilk looking to conquer the USA, Punk defines the genre s American DNA and explores its subsequent propagation across the Atlantic. Featuring a seamless blend of rare and unseen photos and gritty video, a crackling soundtrack of punk hits and misses, original interviews and VIP access to the scene s biggest movers and shakers including to name just a few. From the ink-stained fingers that produced Xeroxed fanzines, to the kids packing basements and warehouse spaces, to hundreds of bodies slamming into one another and rushing makeshift stages, Punk reveals for the first time the profound effect America had on this global popular culture.
The national press dubbed them The Black Beatles , four working class boys from one of Liverpool s toughest neighbourhoods who became Britain s most enduring black soul and funk act ever. With a string of hits, they dominated the international charts throughout the 1970s with iconic songs like You to Me Are Everything, Can t Get By Without You and Can You Feel the Force. But The Real Thing s meteoric success was also tempered with personal tragedy, drug addiction and racial prejudice. Simon Sheridan s widely acclaimed documentary tells the incredible true story of Britain s first black music revolution, and features illuminating interviews with the band, plus Billy Ocean, Kim Wilde, David Essex, Trevor Nelson, Paul Barber, Denise Pearson and Louis Emerick. Narrated by Jacob Anderson (from TV s Game of Thrones). Extras Full uncut theatrical version Audio commentary by director/producer Simon Sheridan and Dr Abigail Gardner New animated video for 'You To Me Are Everything' Three exclusive new films: Real Love A Fan s Perspective; Eddy Amoo Child of the Ghetto and A Night at the CafÃ© The Real Thing Concert Live in London.
Collection of programmes about Britain's heritage railways.
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