Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Bonus Features: 'Marvel 3.2 Bonus Disc: Black Panther: Come to Wakanda Before; Come to Wakanda After Avengers: Infinity War: The Directors' Roundtable Avengers Ant-Man and the Wasp: 10 Years of Marvel Studios: The Art of the Marvel Cinematic Universe; Online Close-Up Magic University Captain Marvel: What Makes a Memory: Inside the Mind Frack; Journey Into Visual Effects With Victoria Alonso Each Individual Film Disc Contains: Black Panther: Play Movie With Director Ryan Coogler's Intro; Featurettes - From Page To Screen: A Roundtable Discussion; Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years - Connecting The Universe; Exclusive; Sneak Peek At Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel; Deleted Scenes; Audio Commentary Avengers: Infinity War: Intro By Directors Joe And Anthony Russo; Featurettes: Strange Alchemy, The Mad Titan, Beyond the Battle: Titan & Wakanda; Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, Audio Commentary by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely Ant-Man and the Wasp: Play Movie With Intro By Director Peyton Reed; Making Of Featurettes: Back In The Ant Suit: Scott Lang, A Suit Of Her Own: The Wasp, Subatomic: Super Heroes: Hank & Janet, Quantum Perspective: The VFX And Production Design Of Ant-Man And The Wasp; Gag Reel And Outtakes: Gag Reel, Stan Lee Outtakes, Tim Heidecker Outtakes; Deleted Scenes: Worlds Upon Worlds, Worlds Upon Worlds With Commentary, Sonny's On The Trail, Sonny's On The Trail With Commentary; Audio Commentary Captain Marvel: Becoming a Super Hero, Big Hero Moment, The Origin of Nick Fury, The Dream Team, The Skrulls and the Kree, Hiss-sterical Cat-titude; Deleted Scenes: Who Do You Admire Above All Others , Starforce Recruits, Heading to Torfa, What, No Smile? , Black Box, Rookie Mistake; Gag Reel; Audio Commentary; Play Movie With Intro By Directors Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck Avengers: Endgame: Audio Commentary; Play Movie with Intro by Directors Joe and Anthony Russo Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter's To-Do List - A Short Film; Deleted Scenes; Cast Bloopers Avengers Endgame Bonus Disc: Remembering Stan Lee; Setting the Tone: Casting Robert Downey Jr.; A Man Out of Time: Creating Captain America; Black Widow: Whatever It Takes; The Russo Brothers: Journey to Endgame; The Women of the MCU; Bro Thor; Gag Reel; DELETED SCENE: Goji Berries; DELETED SCENE: Bombs on Board; DELETED SCENE: Suckiest Army in the Galaxy; DELETED SCENE: You Used to Frickin' Live Here; DELETED SCENE: Tony and Howard; DELETED SCENE: Avengers Take a Knee Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card
Black Panther: After tragedy forces yound Prince T'Challa to assume Wakanda's throne, he is faced with the ultimate test, putting the fate of his country and the entire world at risk. Pitted against his own family, the new king must rally his allies and release the full power of Black Panther to defeat his foes and embrace his future as an Avenger. Avengers: Infinity War: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War brings to the screen the ultimate showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the poweful Thanos. Ant-Man and the Wasp: From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes Ant-Man and the Wasp. Still reeling from the aftermath of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang is enlisted by Dr. Hank Pym for an urgent new mission. He must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as they join forces to uncover secrets from the past. Captain Marvel: Set in the 1990s, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that follows the journey of Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe's most powerful heroes. While a galactic war between two alien races reaches Earth, Danvers finds herself and a small cadre of allies at the center of the maelstrom. Avengers: Endgame: The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios' grand conclusion to twenty-two films, Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: Far From Home: Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) returns in Spider-Man: Far From Home. Our friendly neighborhood Super Hero decides to join his best friends Ned, MJ, and the rest of the gang on a European vacation. However, Peter's plan to leave super heroics behind for a few weeks is quickly scrapped when he begrudgingly agrees to help Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) uncover the mystery of several elemental creature attacks. Spider-Man and Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal) join forces to fight the havoc unleashed across the continent but all is not as it seems. Added Value: 6 Original Theatrical Posters 6 Matt Ferguson Art Cards Infinity Gauntlet We Love You 3000 Art Card
The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (11 Discs)
Fresh from their partnership on Little House On The Prairie Michael Landon and Victor French are reunited in the wonderful television drama Highway To Heaven. Jonathan Smith isn’t your average helpful handyman he’s an angel with a mission from God. Accompanied by ex-cop Mark Gordon whose troubled life Jonathan once helped turn around he travels the country guiding the lost and suffering back towards the Highway To Heaven. Available for the first time in one complete box set collection this 30 disc-set contains every single episode plus some great extras including exclusive rare outtakes and the feature-length documentary - Michael Landon: Memories with Laughter and Love.
In the annuals of music history Joan Sutherland's name will always be inextricably linked with the tragic heroine of Donizetti's dark romantic opera. It was the role which catapulted her to international stardom in 1959 and remained the perfect showcase for her remarkable vocal agility and acting ability throughout her career.
The final part of Pasolini's Trilogy of Life series was two years in the making. The locations - Yemen Ethiopia Iran and Nepal - form a rich exotic backdrop to these tales of slaves and kings potions betrayals demons and most of all love and lovemaking in all its myriad forms. Engrossing mysterious profound and liberating this is an exquisitely dreamlike sensuous and adult interpretation of the original folk tales presented here in a beautiful new high definition restoration.
This amazing box set features all seven series of the classic ITV military drama Soldier Soldier spread over 23 discs. For individual episode listings please see the individual series.
Tour of Duty focuses on a single platoon of young U.S. soldiers during their tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960's. Terence Knox, Kevin Conroy, Stephen Caffrey, Joshua Maurer, Steve Akahoshi, Tony Becker, Eric Bruskotter, Stan Foster, Ramon Franco, Miguel A. Nunez Jr, Dan Gauthier and Kyle Chandler star as the infantrymen, who represent diverse racial, cultural and philosophical backgrounds, but must ultimately depend on one another, whilst facing the enemy troops and struggling to survive the hostile terrain of South East Asia. Now for the first time ever, all 58 full length episodes contain the complete original soundtrack, featuring many of the biggest artists and greatest songs of the era, including Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Steppenwolf, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Chuck Berry, Roy Orbison and the unforgettable theme tune 'Paint It Black' by The Rolling Stones.
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.
The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (9 Discs)
Recorded live at the Sydney Opera house this Australian Opera Production of Puccini's masterpiece was staged by the makers of the film 'Strictly Ballroom' with music under the direction of Julian Smith.
Tom Cruise stars as a high ranking German officer, who along with a small group of peers hatches a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler in an attempt to end the war.
Carlo Rizzi conducts Verdi's Il Trovatore with the assistance of the Royal Opera House Orchestra.
The James Levine cycle of Wagners Der Ring des Nibelungen is humane and emotionally powerful rather than monumental or spiritual; Levine is more interested in finding our sympathy for the characters than inspiring pity or terror. These are very traditional productions in which you see a rock where you need to see a rock, a dragon where the libretto says a dragon (the Metropolitan Opera has never been a place for experiment). What Levine and the Met can and do offer is excellent orchestral playing and some of the best singers in these roles in the world. Siegfried Jerusalem is boyish and naive and touching as Siegfried, and he is also surprisingly good as the detached mischievous Loge of Das Rheingold. James Morris is uniformly impressive as Wotan and makes the character evolve from the young ruthless god of the first opera to the tired old god of Siegfried, who seeks nothing more than his own necessary defeat and death. As Brunnhilde, Hildegard Behrens makes a convincing shift from goddess to woman, from callousness to tenderness and on to vindictiveness and self-sacrificing wisdom. Overall, this is an attractive Ring cycle, well-cast and beautifully played; others have greater strengths in some areas, but Levine is reliable across the board. On the DVD: Der Ring des Nibelungen has all four operas, which are also available individually, contained in a single box. All the DVDs come with a photo gallery of the Metropolitan Opera productions and with menus and subtitles in German, French, English, Spanish and Chinese. Its a little disappointing, though, that they are presented in American NTSC format, not European PAL, and the picture ratio is standard TV 4:3. On the plus side, they all have an excellent clear acoustic in the three audio options: PCM stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1 and DTS 5.1. --Roz Kaveney
A performance of Verdi's Simon Boccanegra which tells the story of the struggle for power in 14th Century Genoa. Claudio Abbado conducts.
La Boheme - Recorded live at the Teatro degli Arcimboldi Milan February 2003 - Staged by the Teatro all Scala.
When Ryuhei Sasaki (played by Teruyuki Kagawa) is unceremoniously dumped from his 'safe' company job his family's happy humdrum life is put at risk. Unwilling to accept the shame of unemployment the loyal salaryman decides not to tell anyone instead leaving home each morning in suit and tie with briefcase spending his days searching for work and lining up for soup with the homeless. Outstanding performances; serene elegant direction; and Kurosawa's trademark chills are evident as he ratchets up the unsettling atmosphere and the grim hopelessness of Sasaki's unemployment.
This 1986 production of Madama Butterfly strives, with its Japanese director and designer, for authenticity in the Japanese setting, yet is somehow entirely Italian at the same time. Yasuko Hayashi's Cio-Cio-San is surprisingly tough, rejecting the arguments of her uncle and the marriage broker with more anger than usual, and her suicide is as much a moral statement of integrity as a sentimental gesture. Accordingly, Dvorsky's sexually magnetic Pinkerton is even less sympathetic--you can see what she sees in him, but he is arrogant and a user, except when he is being lyrical--and Zancanaro's Sharpless, the consul who expedites Pinkerton's betrayal of his wife but develops his own compassion for her, is all the more complex and interesting. The production has real charm as well as authenticity on its side; the staging of the love duet is impressive in its use of shadow and delicate light. Maazel's interpretation has a forceful energy that the recording impressively conveys. --Roz KaveneyOn the DVD: The DVD has scene selection, and subtitles in German, French and English; the menu adds Spanish.
Janacek's The Cunning Little Vixen is a real charmer of an opera, a tale that shows the natural world the composer had loved from childhood in its true colours: miraculous, beautiful, mysterious but also cruel. The inspiration came from a series of illustrated stories published in a Czech newspaper. The Vixen of the title is captured by a forester and taken home as a plaything for his children. She is soon thrown out of the house and has to make her own way in the world, encountering lust, stupidity, pride, love and ultimately death. This 1995 performance was taken from the Chatelet Theatre in Paris. Visually, Nicholas Hytner's production is a triumph, the animals wonderfully wittily wrought (the mosquito with its syringe for a nose, the mangey old dog, distasteful in baggy Y-fronts, the hideous, goggle-eyed frog). And it's also brilliantly cast: Eva Jenis's Vixen is funny, sexy, endearing and youthful enough in voice and figure to convince. Thomas Allen is a veteran of the role of the Forester, a huge presence and singing in impeccable Czech. In fact, there's not a weak performance here, and that goes for the dancers and instrumentalists as well as the singers. And at the helm, who better than Sir Charles Mackerras, arguably the greatest living interpreter of Janacek's music? This is in essence a grown-up fairy tale, ravishingly done and extremely highly recommended. On the DVD: The Cunning Little Vixen is presented on disc in vividly remastered PCM stereo, with 16:9 picture format that does full justice to the alluringly colourful designs. The disc is encoded for regions 2 and 5, and the menu and subtitle languages are English, German, French and Spanish. The useful booklet gives coherent background information and synopsis as well as full casting details. There's also a substantial (23-minute) trailer of other offerings from Arthaus Musik. --Harriet Smith
Tancredi was the work on which Rossini's reputation as a composer of tragic operas rested, just as L'Italiana in Algeri ("The Italian Girl in Algiers") had been his first comic masterpiece. Inevitably, given the opera seria conventions within which he was working, it can seem terribly static nowadays--this is a work whose stage action consists almost exclusively of entrances and exits, and of characters emoting in various combinations--but when the emotions are as powerful as those here it hardly matters. The breeches part of Tancredi is one of Rossini's most powerfully lyrical: Bernadette Manca de Nisa is especially moving in the famous aria "Di Tanti Palpiti". The heroine Amenaide, wrongfully accused of treason, has the most to do emotionally, and Maria Raul is suitably touching, collapsing decorously to the floor as a way of conveying extremes of shame or incredulous hurt. Ildebrando D'Arcangelo does what he can with the stiff villain, Orbazzano. In some ways, the star of the performance is Raul Giménez in the unpromising role of Amenaide's much-deceived father Argirio, combining authority with pain and making both highly musical. Throughout, Gianluigi Gelmetti's intelligent conducting of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra makes the delicate sides of the scoring matter most:he has learned from original instrument performances how to bring out the plangency of Rossini's woodwind writing.On the DVD: The DVD has no additional features except for subitles in Italian, French, German, English and Spanish and menus in French, Spanish, German and English. The sound is presented perfectly adequately but unexcitingly in PCMstereo and the picture ratio is 4:3. --Roz Kaveney
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