After Brian McDonald is found murdered on a beach, his sister, Sarah and his childhood friend Michael try to unravel the devastating mysteries surrounding his last few weeks alive, finding a side to her brother that they never expected...
Series 1 Tipped as the most exciting British magician to emerge in decades and with a list of celebrity fans that reads like a 'who's who' of the Hollywood elite Dynamo: Magician Impossible is the story of an ordinary boy from Bradford living an extraordinary life. Like his dear grandfather before him Dynamo grew up practicing precision card-handling and developing powerful magical skills. The series sees the 28-year-old travelling the globe as the unassuming anti-hero who just happens to astound everyone he meets whether it's an international footballer or Hollywood actor. In episode one Dynamo performs his spectacular matrix style levitation physically moves a girl's tan line on the glamorous Miami Beach and performs magic with Manchester rock legend Ian Brown. Other highlights in this mind blowing series include; transporting a mobile phone into a glass beer bottle magically transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains and bringing a flutter of butterflies to life in Hollywood's famous Chateau Marmont. Throughout the series Dynamo: Magician Impossible will take viewers on his magical journey before stunning them with incredible headline-grabbing stunts beyond the realms of possibility. Series 2 The award-winning series Dynamo: Magician Impossible returns on Blu-Ray and DVD for a brand new and exclusive four-part series that once again pushes the boundaries of magic and illusion. Described as the most exciting and original British magician for a generation the 28-year-old from Bradford wowed the world in the first series of Magician Impossible with a jaw-dropping array of magic. Matrix-style levitations walking on water transforming snow into diamonds in the Austrian mountains... Dynamo did it all. Learning his skills from his late grandfather Dynamo takes his magic to the streets and incorporates incredible illusion and amazing sleight of hand. Whether it be wowing celebrities friends and family or members of the general public Dynamo's brand of 21st century magic is truly for everyone. And in series two he's back bigger better than ever. Series 3 The BAFTA-nominated and multi award-winning series returns with even more mind-blowing tricks and big name celebrity friends. The brand new four-part series follows Dynamo as he takes his adventures to extraordinary new locations around the world visiting New York South Africa Ibiza and the UK amazing everyone he comes into contact with. You'll see some impressive close-up magic with Samuel L. Jackson a game of pool like no other with Keith Lemon and a trick which sees Dynamo impaling himself with a javelin in front of Olympic gold-medallist Jessica Ennis to name just a few.
A leaner, meaner, and altogether scarier entry in the Paranormal Activity horror franchise, Paranormal Activity 3 is a well-oiled scare machine that delivers the gut-wrenching shocks of the original 2007 film. Fans may initially groan over the plot, which takes the tried-and-true sequel tack of flashing back to the "origin" of the first film's phenomena; we discover that the diabolical entity that plagued sisters Katie and Kristi (Katie Featherston and Sprague Grayden, both of whom return in "found footage" clips) has been after the girls since their adolescent years in the late '80s. There's an attempt to provide a reason for the haunting, which may or may not rankle franchise fans; its inclusion, however, doesn't interrupt the barrage of shudders and armrest-clutching frights encountered by the girls' father (Chris Smith), a wedding videographer whose skill with cameras uncovers glimpses of the monstrous presence in his house. Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) have a keen understanding of how to use the corners of their image to milk maximum suspense from a static shot or slow-moving pan, as shown in one of the film's most memorable scenes, in which a camera mounted on an oscillating fan first suggests and then reveals a terrifying moment. As before, the human element is the weakest link, though Chloe Csengery and Jessica Tyler Brown, as young Katie and Kristi, respectively, are convincingly hysterical at the proper moments. But one doesn't attend a Paranormal Activity film to see fine acting. The franchise is a thrill ride/rite of passage/endurance test for its loyal fans, and PA 3 has the horsepower to stand alongside the other pictures. --Paul Gaita
When Red awakens in a prison cell within an old abandoned Madhouse, she has no idea how she got there and why she has been placed there. As her cell door mysteriously opens she soon discovers that she's not alone; she's trapped with the world's most notorious serial killers. She finds herself caught in a deadly game with no apparent escape, as one by one the other 'inmates' are released to stalk her. Red must battle these psychopaths as she struggles for freedom but she soon realizes that there is a much bigger plan for her than she first realized. Will this 'Final' girl have what it takes? Or will she see the last of her days in the endless corridors of Slasher House?
The Djinn that evil genie is back and eager to grant you three wishes... Diana Collins (Cook) is a teaching assistant at a prestigious college where she studies comparative religion and mythology under Professor Barash (Connery). She inadvertently solves a mysterious puzzle left for one of Barash’s colleagues unknowingly unleashing the evil Djinn a malicious genie who is eager to grant his waker three wishes in order to free his race and destroy mankind. The Djinn assumes
It is now possible to relive all the most exciting moments in NASA's history. See the phenomenally powerful space rockets launch men into space. Experience the incredible sensation of the first spacewalk and watch in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon for the very first time. Included are candid interviews with the astronauts scientists and engineers who made it all happen.
When Randy the video geek rattles off the rules of surviving a horror movie in Wes Craven's Scream, he speaks for a generation of filmgoers who are all too aware of slasher-movie clichés. Playfully scripted by Kevin Williamson with a self-aware wink and more than a few nods to its grandfathers (from Psycho to Halloween to the Friday the 13th dynasty), Scream skewers teen horror conventions with loving reverence while re-creating them in a modern, movie-savvy context. And so goes the series, which continues the satirical spoofing by tackling (what else?) sequels while sustaining its own self-contained mythology. Catty reporter Gale Weathers (Courteney Cox) turns grisly murders into lurid best-sellers, a cult of killer wannabes continues to hunt spunky psycho-survivor Sydney Prescott (Neve Campbell) for their 15 minutes of fame, and a cheesy movie series (Stab) develops within the movie series.Scream remains the high point of the series--a fresh take on a genre long since collapsed into routine, but Scream 2 spoofs itself wittily ("Why would anyone want to do that? Sequels suck!" opines college film student Randy), and delights with more elaborate set-pieces and all-new rules for surviving a horror movie sequel. The endangered veterans of the original film reunite one last time for Scream 3, which plays out on the movie set of Stab 3 (it's a trilogy within a trilogy!). With Williamson gone, replacement screenwriter Ehran Kruger tries to mine the formula one more time. It's a little tired by now, and pale imitations (Urban Legend, I Know What You Did Last Summer) have further drained the zeitgeist, but the film bubbles with bright humour and director Craven is stylistically at the top of his game. As a trilogy, it remains both the most consistently entertaining and self-aware horror series ever made. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
54 high school girls throw themselves in front of a subway train. This appears to be only the beginning of a string of suicides around the country. Does the new all-girl group Desert have anything to do with it? Detective Kuroda tries to find the answer which isn't as simple as one could hope.
It must be stressed that, despite the fact that it was produced in 1973 and stars Christopher Lee, The Wicker Man is not a Hammer Horror film. There is no blood, very little gore and the titular Wicker Man is not a monster made out of sticks that runs around killing people by weaving them into raffia work. Edward Woodward plays Sergeant Howie, a virginal, Christian policeman sent from the Scottish mainland to investigate the disappearance of a young girl on the remote island of Summerisle. The intelligent script by Anthony Schaffer, who also wrote the detective mystery Sleuth (a film with which The Wicker Man shares many traits), derives its horror from the increasing isolation, confusion and humiliation experienced by the naïve Howie as he encounters the island community's hostility and sexual pagan rituals, manifested most immediately in the enthusiastic advances of local landlord's daughter Willow (Britt Ekland). Howie's intriguing search, made all the more authentic by the film's atmospheric locations and folkish soundtrack, gradually takes us deeper and deeper into the bizarre pagan community living under the guidance of the charming Laird (Lee, minus fangs) as the film builds to a terrifying climax with a twist to rival that of The Sixth Sense or Fight Club. --Paul Philpott On the DVD: The Wicker Man can finally be seen in its glorious entirety on DVD, thanks to the restoration of some 15 minutes of previously lost material. Since the original negative long ago disappeared (apparently dumped beneath the M3 motorway) the picture quality for the added scenes is dubious, but what's much more important is the regained richness in the depiction of Summerisle's society (including a wonderful deflowering ritual set to music) and the added depth to Howie's character. Almost redundantly this excellent two-disc package provides the butchered theatrical cut as well, which comes with a good new documentary explaining both the genesis of the film and its turbulent history. Christopher Lee and director Robin Hardy pop up in an archival interview from the 1970s and are also reunited with Edward Woodward in the brand-new and first-rate commentary track for the director's cut: Lee in particular remains passionate about the movie and still angry about its shabby treatment. Both versions of the film are widescreen 1.85:1; the theatrical cut is in remastered Dolby 5.1, but the director's cut remains in mono. --Mark Walker
Welcome to Tromaville, New Jersey -- a small American town, terrorized by criminals. The town's corrupt mayor sits idly by while muggers, robbers and teenage punks victimize helpless citizens. Among the residents of Tromaville is Melvin, a nerdy, emaciated janitor at the local health club. That is, until he becomes The Toxic Avenger! Actors: Andree Maranda, Mitch Cohen and Jennifer Babtist Directed by: Michael Herz & Lloyd Kaufman The Toxic Avenger Part 2 Toxie's mean, green, and back on the screen! Melvin Junko was a nerdy 98lb weakling until he fell into a vat of toxic waste, turning him into the first ever superhuman superhero from New Jersey. This time the hideously deformed creature of superhuman size and strength takes on Tokyo. The Toxic Avenger Part II is a spectacular sequel with even more ingenious special effects, even more bizarre action, and even more unbelievably famous fight scenes. He's come a long way from Tromaville, baby! Starring: Ron Fazio, Phoebe Legere, John Altamura Directed by Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. The Toxic Avenger Part 3 Troma's most celebrated superhero is back with THE TOXIC AVENGER III... and this time, it's personal! Toxie is unwittingly forced into a deal with the Devil himself in this classic sequel - and it is all because he wants to restore the sight of his blind girlfriend, Claire. Ever the charmer, our environmentally friendly crimefi ghter does not even care if the only lady in his life opts to find someone else once she discovers his monstrous visage. But will true love fi nally win out? The suspense is killing the people of Tromaville... And so is Apocalypse Inc. - Toxie's number one enemy and the cash-grabbing gang of ghouls who have his hometown in their grip! With plenty of skull-smashing action, and a sizzling satirical streak, THE TOXIC AVENGER III takes this acclaimed creature series to new heights of bombastic brilliance. Prepare to be radiated by the raucous charms of THE TOXIC AVENGER III - fully restored and remastered for BluRay! Starring: RON FAZIO, PHOEBE LEGERE, JOHN ALTAMURA, RICK COLLINS, LISA GAYE Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz. CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV Troma went all out for CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV and it shows... Right from the get-go the audience is plunged into an orgy of sanguine-spilling sleaze and over-the-top superhero action. Returning to the sexy thrills, and splatter film theatrics, of the classic original, this fourth instalment is esoteric, idiosyncratic and positively insane! Only Troma's Lloyd Kaufman could dream up a movie as demented as this: with Toxie put into battle against his devilish doppleganger The Noxious Avenger. What follows is more gore, more menace and more comic book horror than ever before! Featuring cameo appearances from director Eli Roth (HOSTEL), MotÃ¶rhead singer Lemmy, adult movie legend Ron Jeremy and Scream Queens Debbie Rochon, Tiffany Shepis and Julie Strain, CITIZEN TOXIE: THE TOXIC AVENGER IV might just be Troma's finest achievement to date! Starring: DAVID MATTEY, HEIDI SJURSEN, CLYDE LEWIS, DEBBIE ROCHON, RON JEREMY, PAUL KYRMSE, DAN SNOW Directed by: Lloyd Kaufman.
With its high-intensity plot about an attempt to assassinate French President Charles de Gaulle, the bestselling novel by Frederick Forsyth was a prime candidate for screen adaptation. Director Fred Zinnemann brought his veteran skills to bear on what has become a timeless classic of screen suspense. Not to be confused with the later remake The Jackal starring Bruce Willis (which shamelessly embraced all the bombast that Zinnemann so wisely avoided), this 1973 thriller opts for lethal elegance and low-key tenacity in the form of the Jackal, the suave assassin played with consummate British coolness by Edward Fox. He's a killer of the highest order, a master of disguise and international elusiveness, and this riveting film follows his path to de Gaulle with an intense, straightforward documentary style. Perhaps one of the last great films from a bygone age of pure, down-to-basics suspense (and a kind of debonair European alternative to the American grittiness of The French Connection), The Day of the Jackal is a cat-and-mouse thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat until its brilliantly executed final scene (pardon the pun), by which time Fox has achieved cinematic immortality as one of the screen's most memorable killers. --Jeff Shannon
What would you do if a complete stranger tried to convince you that three of your closest friends were really Soviet agents? That's the dilemma facing an investigative TV journalist who is looking forward to a weekend reunion party when he is approached by the CIA and told that his male guests are not what they seem...
The word "vampire" is never mentioned in Near Dark, but that doesn't stop this 1987 cult favourite from being one of the best modern-era vampire films. It put then-unknown director Kathryn Bigelow on Hollywood's radar and gave choice roles to Aliens costars favoured by Bigelow's ex-husband James Cameron--Lance Henriksen is the leader of a makeshift family of renegade bloodsuckers, nocturnally seeking victims in rural Oklahoma; his immortal gal pal is Aliens and T2 alumnus Jenette Goldstein; and Bill Paxton is the group's deadliest leather-clad ass kicker. Fellow traveller Jenny Wright lures Okie farm boy Adrian Pasdar into the group with a love bite and he's soon turning toward vampirism with a combination of frightened revulsion and relentless desire. With Joshua Miller as the youngest vampire, Near Dark is Bigelow's masterpiece of low-budget ingenuity--a truck-stop thriller that begins well, gets better and better (aided by a fine Tangerine Dream score) and goes out in a blaze of glory. --Jeff Shannon
Scanners (Dir. David Cronenberg 1981): Cameron Vale is living on the fringe of society self-induced due to his telepathic ability to read other people's minds. Darryl Revok has the same condition and is the head of an underground association of so-called Scanners that want world domination. When Vale is taken to Dr Paul Ruth as a result of supposed insanity he's enlisted into a program that will involve him in a battle against his fellow Scanners. Scanners 2 - The New Order (Dir. Christian Duguay 1991): In order to take over the city corrupt police commander Forrester intends to use a telepathic breed of human Scanners. To control the Scanners Forrester enlists the help of evil scientist Dr Morse who wants to conduct mind control experiments on the Scanners with a new drug. Unfortunately the side effects render the Scanners incapable so Forrester finds David Kellum a good rational Scanner who unaware of his own powers agrees to work with him. Scanners 3 - The Takeover (Dir. Christian Duguay 1992): A young lovable Scanner with extraordinary telepathic powers transforms into a murderous megalomaniac after taking one of her father's experimental drugs. After taking over his pharmaceutical drugs company the deranged Scanner runs amok on a killing spree and takes over a television company in her quest for world domination. Will her Scanner brother fresh from a spell in a Thai Monastery have the power to stop her?
Trinity Blood: Complete Collection (6 Discs)
Breaking the mould of previous "Walking with" offerings, the BBC's Walking with Cavemen sees Professor Robert Winston follow in the footsteps of ancient man in a series that traces the history of humanity from bipedal ape-men (Australopithecus Aphaeresis) to the awakening of the human mind's potential with Homo Erectus. Spread over four fascinating half-hour instalments, Wilson presents an accessible and populist, but still suitably anthropological study on how apes became human and the traits that we inherited from our earliest ancestors. Unlike Dinosaurs and Beasts, Cavemen combines CGI with actors to portray the characters in the story of man. Initially this seems to make it far less technically impressive than the earlier programmes--memories of Kubrick's 2001 are inevitable--but fortunately the acting is superb and the viewer soon forgets that these are people in monkey suits. The series also makes use of a special effect called "deep time-lapse", which shows in a matter of dramatic seconds the thousands of years of geological changes that sped up our ancestors' evolution. Wilson himself takes part in the action as if he is a modern-day naturalist following lions across the Serengeti rather than creatures long extinct. This approach makes for a more immediate as well as poignant interpretation of history: the result is an enlightening and moving tribute to the human journey. On the DVD: Walking with Cavemen on disc has production interviews with series producer Peter Georgi, executive producer and director Richard Dale, director of animated extras Ben Palmer and actor David Rubin. There are also location interviews, the best of which is two of the actors in full costume explaining the difficulties involved in eating lunch. There are sequences explaining the creation of the digital effects, and the original score can be accessed as an audio-only option. A fact file for each episode and a picture gallery complete the extras package. --Kristen Bowditch
Three features. We're going to tell you not once, but twice. You can't cheat what fate has in store for you, particularly if it involves death. FINAL DESTINATION 1 and FINAL DESTINATION 2 are considered by fans and critics alike as the thinking persons' horror films, showing the usual group of teens put in the peculiar position of - could it be - having to use their smarts to outwit the grim reaper. This package of films is a roller coaster ride of funs and thrills. See individual titles for complete descriptions of this fabulously fun duo. Also includes 'Final Destination 3'.
Professional serial killer hunter Creighton Duke sets out to catch Jason with the help of a young couple whose daughter is set to be the next victim... This was the movie that paved the way for the battle between Hollywood horror heavyweights Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger...
In a prequel to legendary horror "The Exorcist," priest Lancaster Merrin encounters unspeakable evil in the deserts of East Africa.
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