In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy, Theeb (Jacir Eid), experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks, uninvited but eager for adventure, on a perilous desert journey with his elder brother Hussein (Hussein Salameh) to guide a British officer Edward (Jack Fox) and his guide Marji (Marji Audeh) to their secret destination. Immersed in a way of life that has endured for centuries, the brothers are unaware of the tremendous upheavals taking place at the fringes of their world: the First World War is raging in Europe, the Ottoman Empire is coming undone, the Great Arab Revolt is brewing, and the British officer T.E. Lawrence is plotting with the Arab Prince Faisal to establish an Arab kingdom. The ensuing journey, filled with danger and hardship, will result in Theeb's greatly hastened maturation. If Theeb is to survive he must quickly learn about adulthood, trust and betrayal, in a culture where a man's honour and righteousness determines his inclusion or expulsion from the community.
A tense, engrossing adventure set in the 1942 Libyan war zone in the hot Western Desert. A British ambulance officer (John Mills) escapes the siege in Tobruk and tries desperately to get his passengers to safety in Alexandria, where he dreams he will have the luxury of an 'ice cold' glass of beer. His passengers include a stranded hospital nurse, a Sergeant-Major and a stray South African Officer, trying to return to his unit. Despite saving the group from the Germans, something is not quite right about the last passenger. As he begins to undermine the group's stamina using psychological tactics, the British officer begins to suspect he might be a German spy...
BattlefieldTells the stories of the important clashes in world history. This work covers battles from ancient Egypt to the Second Gulf war placing them chronologically within their tactical technological and historical context. Detailed maps help portray the course of famous battles and campaigns.The Dirty DozenThey are convicts psychos lunkheads losers - and champs at the box office and in movie lore. Decades after it burst onto the scene THE DIRTY DOZEN remains a milestone among ensemble action flicks. Lee Marvin portrays a tough-as-nails major volunteered in the Army way to command a squad of misfits on a suicide mission against Nazi Brass. Charles Bronson Jim Brown John Cassavetes Trini Lopez Telly Savalas Donald Sutherland and Clint Walker are among the 12 jailbirds who will earn their freedom if they survive. And Robert Aldrich directs blending anti-authority gibes with explosive excitement. Nominated for four Academy Awards THE DIRTY DOZEN won for Best Sound Effects.Battle of the Bulge
Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens star in this gripping World War II drama about an American destroyer and a German U-boat stalking each other at sea. As both men try to out-think and out-manouevre each other the chase becomes a deadly chess game in which any mistake can bring instant defeat and death. Winner of the 1957 Academy Award for Best Special Effects The Enemy Below marked the directorial debut of actor Dick Powell. In an interesting move Powell let the public deci
Documentary series about World War Two. The footage has been taken from over 60 different archives around the world and details the experiences of the war's heroes and victims.
1940. A vital British convoy is crossing the Pacific, escorted by a cruiser squadron under the command of Captain Richard Saville (Michael Rennie). When a powerful German raider, the Essen, is sighted in the area, Seville despatches his cruisers to attack and destroy the Nazi warship before it can decimate the convoy. The resulting sea battle is brutal and devastating for both sides... When the badly damaged German raider slips into a tropical lagoon for repairs, an escaped Canadian POW (Jef...
Tyrone Power and Betty Grable are captivating in this romantic WWII drama. When slick, money-motivated pilot Tim Baker (Power) takes a high-paying job ferrying bombers across the Atlantic, he meets up with Carol (Grable), an old flame who sparks enough new heat that he joins the RAF just to be near her. But Carol is also pursued by another pilot - Baker's superior officer! And when Baker must start flying bombing missions life suddenly takes on far more meaning than ever before. Featuring actual aerial combat footage and Grable's classic musical numbers, A Yank In The RAF is an engagingly dramatic love story.
John Wayne portrays a rugged Marine flying officer whose determination is hated by his men as well as the enemy. A classic drama of men under stress.
Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 classic tale of the Viet Nam war, re-released with almost an hour of additional footage. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is given the task of sailing upriver to find and execute renegade military officer Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Br
Woody Allen returns with this dark and brooding drama about two brothers coming to terms with the immoral implications of helping out a family member.
Turtles Can Fly
"The Christmas Cottage" is the story of how a small community and an ageing artist come together to discover the true meaning of Christmas!
The Longest Day is Hollywood's definitive D-day movie. More modern accounts such as Saving Private Ryan are more vividly realistic, but producer Darryl F Zanuck's epic 1962 account is the only one to attempt the daunting task of covering that fateful day from all perspectives. From the German high command and front-line officers to the French Resistance and all the key Allied participants, the screenplay by Cornelius Ryan, based on his own authoritative book, is as factually accurate as possible. The endless parade of stars (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton, to name a few) makes for an uneasy mix of verisimilitude and Hollywood star-power, however, and the film falls a little flat for too much of its three-hour running time. But the set-piece battles are still spectacular, and if the landings on Omaha Beach lack the graphic gore of Private Ryan they nonetheless show the sheer scale and audacity of the invasion. --Mark Walker
City of Life & Death
Despite the threat of war in the autumn of 1939 a German sea expedition is launched to the Norwegian arctic with British explorers on board. When war is declared the German government commands them to commit a military operation to help sink a British war ship that is carrying 1 200 soldiers. It soon becomes claustrophobic on the ship as the civilians now find themselves mere pawns in a global power struggle… Who is to trust and who has a hidden agenda?
The True Glory is widely regarded as one of the greatest war documentaries ever made. Co-directed by the legendary Carol Reed this feature length film was produced by the Allied military during 1944 and 1945 as a permanent visual record of the campaign in Europe and covers all the major engagements. Compiled from the pick of over six and a half million feet of film it includes some of the most devastating and memorable images of war ever captured on camera - and it won a well-deserved Oscar for Best Documentary. In addition to The True Glory the DVD also includes four further full-length wartime documentaries covering the campaign in Europe - From Italy To D-Day From D-Day To Paris From Paris To The Rhine and From The Rhine To Victory - all of which were produced by British Paramount News for the Ministry of Information - and the never before seen alternative ending to The True Glory taking the story up to VJ Day.
The Dog Whisperer: Season 1
From Kang Je-gyu, the critically acclaimed and award-winning director of Brotherhood, My Way is a Second World War movie packed with epic action. My Way is the story of two men, Jun-Shik and Tatsuo, one Korean, the other Japanese, bitter rivals and enemies. When war breaks out both men must fight for the Imperial Army, but their unit is brutally shattered and they become prisoners. For each man this is the start of an adventure spanning savage fighting in China, the Soviet Union and, finally, Europe, where they are reunited on the eve of D-Day. Now bonded by blood these unlikely survivors must make a momentous choice: fight again or find a way home... Special Features: A Way to My Way - A 40 minute 'Making of'
This classic war film features the talents of Robert Mitchum and Robert Wagner. Mitchum is Major Cleve Saville and Wagner is Lt. Ed Pell two pilots with differing demeanors. Mitchum is more reserved while Wagner is cockier. Amidst the drama of war romance rears its head giving the soldiers more than they can handle. Based on the novel by James Salter.
Led by an American a mismatched team of British Special Services agents must infiltrate in disguise a female-run Enigma factory in Berlin and bring back the decoding device that will help end the war.
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