Following on from the success of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg comes Les Demoiselles de Rochefort - Jacques Demy's large-scale tribute to the Hollywood musical featuring screen legend Gene Kelly. The story centres on twin sisters Delphine and Solange (played by real-life sisters Catherine Deneuve and Francoise DorlÃ©ac) who, tired of their humdrum existence, dream of finding success and romance in Paris. The superb ensemble, also featuring Danielle Darrieux, Michel Piccoli, Jacques Perrin, George Chakiris and Grover Dale, weave and wander around the town, looking for and just missing the love of their lives. With a plot of pure Shakespearean farce, witty dialogue and lyrics by Demy, and a magnificent jazz score by the late, great Michel Legrand, Les Demoiselles de Rochefort is an effervescent celebration of life that is sure to captivate and uplift. Special features: Presented in High Definition Les Demoiselles ont eu 25 ans (1993, 64 mins): documentary by AgnÃ¨s Varda Gene Kelly Guardian Lecture (1980, audio only): the legendary Hollywood star discusses his long and much celebrated career Catherine Deneuve Guardian Interview (2005) **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film and full film credits Other extras TBC
Joe Brown stars as a likeable young dreamer who finds himself with a hit on his hands in this wonderfully endearing musical drama. Also starring Harry H. Corbett and featuring songs from Joe and his Bruvvers, Marty Wilde, Susan Maughan and Freddie and the Dreamers, What a Crazy World is featured here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Alf Hitchins is an unemployed East End lad whose life revolves around dance halls, amusement arcades and cafÃ©s any place to escape from the family home. Alf's cynical but cheerful acceptance of life expresses itself in the song he casually composes one night and the results take everyone by surprise! Special Features: Theatrical trailer Image gallery
Joel Schumacher brings Andrew Lloyd-Webber's long-running stage musical to the big screen.
A jazz trumpeter tries to woo a fellow musician in mourning for her dead lover, and sets up a band in an attempt to bring them closer together. Covering a quarter-century of American syncopated music (ragtime, jazz, swing, blues, and boogie woogie), Syncopation features music from the turn of the 20th century through prohibition, the Great Depression, and the outbreak of WWII. Featuring jazz greats Benny Goodman, Charlie Barnet, Gene Krupa, Harry James, and more. Presented from a stunning 2K restoration and available for the first time in the UK on home video, Eureka Classics presents William Dieterle's Syncopation in a special Dual-Format edition. Special Features Presented in 1080p on Blu-ray from a 2K restoration completed by the Cohen Film Collection Progressive encode on the DVD LPCM 2.0 audio (Uncompressed on Blu-ray) PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring a new essay by Pasquale Iannone
A combination of footage of Michael Jackson live in concert and a series of fantasy pieces with Jackson as the central character Moonwalker showcases one of the greatest musical performers in history at his creative zenith.
Based on Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer's play of the same name Yentl was directed, co-produced, co-written and stars the legendary Barbra Streisand as Yentl Mendal, a girl living in an Ashkenazi shtetl in Poland in 1904. Her father, Rebbe Mendel (Nehemiah Persoff), secretly instructs her in the Talmud despite the proscription of such study by women according to the customs of her community. After the death of her father, Yentl decides to cut her hair short, dress like a man, take her late brother's name, Anshel, and enter a Jewish religious school where she befriends fellow student, Avigdor (Mandy Patinkin), and meets his fiancÃ©e, Hadass (Amy Irving). Romantic complications soon arise though. Features a score and songs composed by the late great Michel Legrand, who won an OscarÂ® for his work on the film, whilst Barbra Streisand became the first female winner for Best Director at the Golden Globes. Special features Presented in High Definition Includes both the original theatrical version and the director's extended version Audio commentary by Barbra Streisand and co-producer Rusty Lemorande Introduction by Barbra Streisand (3 mins) Deleted scenes with introduction by Barbra Streisand (17 mins) The Director's Reel (7 mins): featurette showing Barbra Streisand's approach as an actor and director The Rehearsal Process (2 mins): Barbra Streisand explains her rehearsal process, includes original footage Where Is It Written? (6 mins): rehearsal footage to the song from Barbra Streisand's personal archive; No Wonder Reprise (4 mins): pre-rehearsal/feature comparison footage Tomorrow Night (5 mins): pre-rehearsal concept (featuring Yentl lyricists Alan and Marilyn Bergman) Will Someone Ever Look At Me That Way? (3 mins): rehearsal/feature comparison montage The Moon and I (4 mins): Storyboard montage for a deleted song Several Sins A Day (4 mins): original VHS storyboard montage for a deleted song 8mm concept film with narration by Barbra Streisand (9 mins) My Wonderful Cast and Crew (7 mins): a montage of footage featuring the cast and crew at work Trailers **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with writing on the film and full film credits Other extras TBC
Prokofiev: Romeo & Juliet The sequel to the highly successful Spartacus Music DVD, ballet star Carlos Acosta takes part in a recreation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet.
DOROTHY ARZNER (Christopher Strong), the sole woman to work as a director in the Hollywood studio system of the 1930s and early '40s, brings a subversive feminist sensibility to this juicily entertaining backstage melodrama. A behind-the footlights look at friendship, jealousy, and ambition in the ruthless world of show business, Dance, Girl, Dance follows the intertwining fates of two chorus girls: a starry-eyed dancer (The Quiet Man's MAUREEN O'HARA) who dreams of making it as a ballerina and the brassy gold digger (a scene-stealing LUCILLE BALL) who becomes her rival both on the stage and in love. The rare Hollywood film of the era to deal seriously with issues of female artistic struggle and self-actualization, Arzner's film is a rich, fascinating statement from an auteur decades ahead of her time. Special Features: New, restored 4K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray New introduction by critic B. Ruby Rich New selected-scene commentary featuring film historian Cari Beauchamp PLUS: An essay by critic Sheila O'Malley
A brand new restoration of a fabulous 60s Musical - 4 London Bus mechanics strike up a deal with London Transport. They do up a London Bus and drive it around Europe as a hotel. British filmmaker Peter Yates directs singer Cliff Richard in the starring role in this pop music romp. The cast includes the real rock group The Shadows.
Walt Disney Animation Studios presents a chilly twist on one of the humorous and heartwarming stories ever told. Fearless optimist Anna sets off on an epic journey - teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and his loyal reindeer Sven - to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. Encountering Everest-like conditions, mystical trolls and a hilarious snowman named Olaf, Anna and Kristoff battle the elements in a race to save the kingdom. Bonus: Original Theatrical Short - Get A Horse The Making of Frozen: The Musical D'frosted: Disney's Journey From Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen Deleted Scenes with introduction by Directors Chris Buck & Jennifer Lee Let It Go Music Videos Frozen Teaser Trailer
The film, loosely based on the 1968 Broadway musical Hair: An American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, centres on two men, Claude (John Savage, The Deer Hunter, a naÃ¯ve young man from America's 'Bible Belt' and Berger (Treat Williams), the leader of a hippie tribe in New York. Drafted into the army and soon to ship out to Vietnam, Claude spends his last time as a civilian with Berger, learning for the first time about race and class issues in 60s America. He soon meets and falls for Shelia, a rich debutante with a rebellious soul. Welcome to the Age of Aquarius. The film marked Milos Forman's return to directing after winning an OscarÂ® for One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in 1975 and was nominated for two Golden Globes in 1980. Special features: Presented in High Definition and Standard Definition Aquarius (1966, 8 mins): the Age of Aquarius arrives in Nancy Hanna's jazzy psychedelic animation San Francisco (1968, 15 mins): Anthony Stern's award-winning impressionistic documentary shot on the streets of San Fran, stunningly soundtracked with a rare early version of Pink Floyd's 'Interstellar Overdrive' Indian Pop Instrumental (c1970, 3 mins): enigmatic English musos look east with this marvellously mysterious music film Discomania (1979, 24 mins): Oscar Riesel's star-spangled British disc-dancing extravaganza from the glory days of glitterballs, lurex, sequins and rollerskates Nicholas Ray in Conversation (1969, audio only): the legendary filmmaker memorably concluding his screen career in Hair - reflects upon his legacy with film critic VF Perkins at London's NFT ***FIRST PRESSING ONLY*** Fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the film by Ellen Cheshire, new interview with the film's screenwriter Michael Weller and an essay on director Milos Forman by Kieron McCormack
Les Miserables: 25th Anniversary Edition
New York, 1929: a war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan in Alan Parker's much-loved kiddie mob flick.
A Star is Born, stars four-time Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper ( American Sniper, American Hustle, Silver Linings Playbook ) and multiple award-winning, Oscar-nominated music superstar Lady Gaga, in her first leading role in a major motion picture. Cooper helms the film, marking his directorial debut. In this new take on the tragic love story, he plays seasoned musician Jackson Maine, who discovers-and falls in love with-struggling artist Ally (Gaga). She has just about given up on her dream to make it big as a singer... until Jack coaxes her into the spotlight. But even as Ally's career takes off, the personal side of their relationship is breaking down, as Jack fights an ongoing battle with his own internal demons. Extras: The Road to Stardom: Making A Star Is Born Jam Sessions and Rarities: Baby What You Want Me to Do (Jam Session) Jam Sessions and Rarities: Midnight Special (Jam Session) Jam Sessions and Rarities: Is That Alright by Lady Gaga Music Videos: Shallow Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Music Videos: Always Remember Us This Way by Lady Gaga Music Videos: Look What I Found by Lady Gaga Music Videos: I'll Never Love Again by Lady Gaga
Seen by over 10 Million people with a global theatre box office of over $720 Million and winner of over 80 theatre awards worldwide comes the one-off spectacular production from London’s West End! This amazing one-off staging of Billy Elliot is a celebration of one of the most popular and successful stage shows and has never been available to own on DVD or Blu-ray until now! ‘Based on the Academy Award® nominated film Billy Elliot the Musical has won the hearts of millions since it opened in London’s West End and has gone on to captivate audiences around the world winning over 80 theatre awards along the way including Tony Awards® and 5 Olivier Awards. Set in a northern mining town against the background of the 1984/’85 miners’ strike Billy’s journey takes him out of the boxing ring and into a ballet class where he discovers a passion for dance that inspires his family and whole community and changes his life forever. The original creative team behind the film including writer Lee Hall (book & lyrics) director Stephen Daldry and choreographer Peter Darling are joined by music legend Elton John (music) to produce a funny uplifting and spectacular theatrical experience that will stay with you forever! .…breathtaking choreography…’ ‘…remains the best musical in London.’ ‘Billy Elliot….is still terrific’ Baz Bamigboye Daily Mail April 2013 ‘A fantastic inspiring and uplifting night!’ BBC Radio 2 Chris Evans ‘Still the Musical of the Decade’ Radio 2 18 May 2009 Great Paul Gambaccini ‘Not only the best musical in London now possibly the best British musical ever – It’s simply tremendous’ Paul Callan 21 August 2009 Daily Express ‘A Definitive British Musical’ Time Out 3 November 2009
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