Sam Mendes, the OscarÂ®-winning director of Skyfall, Spectre and American Beauty, brings his singular vision to his World War I epic, 1917. At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (George MacKay) and Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiersBlake's own brother among them. Bonus Features Exclusive To Blu-ray The Weight Of The World: Sam Mendes Allied Forces: Making 1917 The Score Of 1917 Feature Commentaries - In The Trenches and Recreating History
Writer director Taika Waititi (THOR: RAGNAROK, HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE), brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.
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. Bonus Features: 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
Only the second Hollywood film directed by Billy Wilder, the riveting World War II spy thriller Five Graves to Cairo is an underrated early gem from the filmmaker, who would ascend to the industry's highest ranks with his next project, Double Indemnity. Five Graves demonstrates that Wilder and screenwriter Charles Brackettwho would collaborate on thirteen films, winning screenplay Oscars for The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevardwere already working at the peak of their powers, delivering an espionage yarn that never lets up on the suspense. The only survivor in his unit after a battle with Rommel's soldiers in North Africa, British Corporal Bramble (Franchot Tone) staggers through the desert until arriving at the largely deserted Empress of Britain hotel, staffed only by owner Farid (Akim Tamiroff) and his French employee Mouche (Anne Baxter). While Bramble hopes to hide there, the hotel doesn't remain deserted for long Rommel (a scene-stealing Erich von Stroheim) and his men arrive and take over the building as new headquarters. Bramble assumes the identity of a recently killed waiter...only to soon discover that this waiter was also serving as a German spy, a role Bramble now has to adopt for his own survival. And while Mouche knows Bramble's true identity, she has her own reasons for not wanting to aid in his plot. Named by Quentin Tarantino as one of his favourite films, Five Graves to Cairo is filled with duplicity and danger at every turn. Wilder ratchets up the tension surrounding a disparate group of characters trapped together in wartime, with each hiding their own secrets and their own schemes. The director would soon become one of Hollywood's most lauded talents, but his genius was clearly evident in this early work. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration! Special Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray for the first time ever from a brand new 4K restoration Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation) Audio commentary by film scholar Adrian Martin Billy Wilder on Five Graves to Cairo Five Graves to Cairo episode of Lux Radio Theatre, originally aired in 1943, starring Franchot Tone and Anne Baxter Theatrical trailer A collector's booklet featuring new writing by critic Richard Combs; and an archival article from 1944 about Wilder and Charles Brackett
A Sequel to Justice League Dark (2017) involving Jack Kirby's New Gods.
Stanley Kubrick's singular war saga packs a more visceral punch in 4K. Matthew Modine, Vincent D'Onofrio and R.Lee Ermey- as a drill instructor from hell- shine in this gripping chronicle of U.S. Marine recruits during the Vietnam War. Shifting from the raw brutality of basic training to the dehumanising effects of combat, Full Metal Jacket deftly combines nonstop action with scathing dark humour.
The definite three disc Blu-ray set. The Complete Matrix Trilogy features all three films in the trilogy together for the first time ever in stunning high definition with a newly re-mastered picture and sound for The Matrix. Also included is the companion piece The Matrix Revisited two new audio commentaries on each film Enter the Matrix video game footage deep-delving featurettes/ documentaries and much more! The Matrix: Perception: The Everyday World is Real. Reality: That World is a hoax an elaborate deception spun by all-powerful machines of artificial intelligence that control us. Mind blowing stunts. Techno-slamming visuals. Megakick action. Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne lead the fight to free humankind in The Matrix the cyber thriller that you will watch again and again. Written and Directed by the Wachowski brothers (Bound) the story sears the special effects stake out new movie-making territory - the movie leaves you breathless. The Matrix Reloaded: Neo and the leaders of the human resistance discover that Sentinels are burrowing their way towards Zion. Estimating they have perhaps just 72 hours until an all-out assault Neo must return back into the Matrix and find the keymaker to gain access to the mainframe to ensure human survival... The Matrix Revolutions: In this final explosive third installment of the Matrix trilogy the city of Zion last bastion of the human race defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo attempts to fulfill his prophecy as 'The One'. As the Machine Army wages devastation on Zion its citizens mount an aggressive defense - but can they stave off the relentless swarm of Sentinels long enough for Neo adrift in a no man's land between the Matrix and the Machine world to harness the full extent of his powers and end the war?
A never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Francis Ford Coppola's spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded. Apocalypse Now was nominated for 8 Academy AwardsÂ® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy AwardÂ® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, 2 BAFTAs for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor and the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Starring Academy AwardÂ® winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy AwardÂ® winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden GlobeÂ® winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor TV Series, The West Wing), Academy AwardÂ® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy AwardÂ® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What's Love Got to Do with It), and Academy AwardÂ® nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), the film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost. The best visual and sound technologies have been used to present Coppola's true vision of the film: one that delivers deep, visceral visual and auditory impact. The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could befrom the first bang' to the final whimper said the film-maker. All three versions of this film are available on this release including Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, Apocalypse Now: Theatrical Cut, and Apocalypse Now Redux Extended Cut. Restored from the original negative for the first time ever, Apocalypse Now Final Cut is Coppola's most complete version of his multi-awarded classic. This is the first time the original negative has ever been scanned and over 11 months and 2,700 hours were spent on cleaning and restoring the film's 300,173 frames. Brought to life through ultra-vivid picture quality with Dolby VisionÂ®, delivering spectacular colours never before seen on a screen, with highlights that are up to 40 times brighter, and blacks that are 10 times darker. It has also been mixed in Dolby AtmosÂ® to offer a truly immersive sound experience and it has been enhanced Meyer Sound Laboratories' newly developed Sensual Soundâ¢, a technology engineered to output audio below the limits of human hearing. Special Features: NEW - Introduction to Final Cut by Francis Ford CoppolaHearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse NEW - Tribeca Film Festival Q&A with Francis Ford Coppola and Steven Soderbergh NEW - Super 8mm Behind-The-Scenes Footage NEW - Dutch Angle: Chas Gerretsen & Apocalypse Now NEW - Apocalypse Now: Remastering A Legend In Dolby VisionÂ® and Dolby AtmosÂ® NEW - Apocalypse Now: A Forty Year Journey NEW - Sensual Sound Technology from Meyer Sound Storyboard Collection (171 pages) John Milius script excerpt with Francis Coppola notes (still gallery) Photo Archive: Unit photography (30 pages) Mary Ellen Mark photography (12 pages) Marketing Archive: 1979 Teaser Trailer 1979 Theatrical Trailer 1979 Radio Spots (4 spots) 1979 Theatrical Program (16 pages) Lobby Card and Press Kit photos (78 pages) Poster Gallery Apocalypse Now Redux Trailer
His name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa enslaved in America in 1767 he refused to accept his slave name Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive passing on his tale across generations until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. Through the lineage of one family Haley and his Pulitzer Prize - winning Roots told a story for all America and the world. Seen by 130 million viewers during its premiere telecast and the winner of dozens of awards the David L. Wolper production remains an engrossing entertainment 30 years later. Embark on an unforgettable DVD journey.
Directed by William Boyd and with an all-star cast, The Trench is a story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916. The film paints a picture of the soldiers' emotional experience in the confines of the trenches, an experience running the gamut from boredom to fear, panic to restlessness. Billy MacFarlane (Paul Nicholls), 17, along with his older brother, Eddie (Tam Williams), has volunteered for service. The whole platoon, all of them in their late teens, depend on the war-hardened Sergeant Winter (Daniel Craig) and the scholarly Lieutenant Hart (Julian Rhind-Tutt) for their survival. When word arrives that the platoon will join the first wave of attacks, they do not yet know they will be present when the British Army loses the greatest number of soldiers in a single day in its history.
This 282-minute version of Das Boot is the full-length TV series, originally shown in six parts but here edited into a seamless whole. Director Wolfgang Petersen has since graduated to mega-budget Hollywood productions (2004's Troy for example), but has never managed even to come close to this, his German-language masterpiece. Petersen and his sterling cast (including Jürgen Prochnow in his best role as the U-boat captain) went to great lengths to ensure that this claustrophobic depiction of life aboard the German sub U-97 while attacking British convoys in the Atlantic is thoroughly authentic and totally convincing. Even the set itself, which is a replica of a U-boat interior, had no false walls, so all camera angles are necessarily from within its horribly narrow, overcrowded and sweaty confines. The result is certainly the finest submarine drama ever made, and one of the most compelling depictions of the physical, psychological and emotional effects of warfare. This mini-series is rather longer than the movie version, which is also available on DVD in a Director's Cut version. The differences are not in matters of plot, but in the pacing: everything here takes longer to happen, while the crew must sit around, bicker, swear and sweat it out--the agonising searching for action, the tension of the attack, the terrible stress of hiding from enemy destroyers. Everything unfolds as if in real time, which is the great advantage a TV production has over a movie (contrast, for example, Band of Brothers with Saving Private Ryan). This, therefore, is the definitive presentation of a World War II classic. On the DVD: Das Boot is presented on two discs, with no breaks where the original TV episodes started and finished. The default language option is German with optional English subtitles. For those constitutionally allergic to subtitles there is also an alternative English-language dub, voiced by many of the original cast (including Prochnow). Sound is adequate stereo or Dolby 5.1, and the anamorphic widescreen is good for the murky green underwater shots. Unlike the theatrical version, though, there is no commentary. --Mark Walker
Midway is the epic, real-life saga about an undermanned American fleet and the brave Navy leaders and pilots who triumphed, against the odds, over a powerful adversary. With democracy and freedom at stake, these U.S. brothers-in-arms conquered the Imperial Japanese Navy at the Battle of Midway, a most stunning clash by air and sea which marked a heroic feat of naval warfare and pivoted the Allies toward victory in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
Robert Shaw (Young Winston), Harrison Ford (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Barbara Bach (Short Night of Glass Dolls) and Edward Fox (The Day of the Jackal) star alongside Carl Weathers (Rocky), Richard Kiel (Moonraker) and Franco Nero (Django) in the star-studded high adventure, Force 10 from Navarone. Directed with an assured hand by Guy Hamilton (Battle of Britain), this rip-roaring adaptation of Alistair MacLean's follow-up to the classic The Guns of Navarone sees the elite cadre of commandos embark on a secret mission deep in the Yugoslavian wilderness, during the darkest days of World War II. Features: High Definition remasters The extended, 126-minute European version with 5.1 surround, stereo and mono options Box-set exclusive presentation of the alternative, 118-minute original theatrical cut with original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2020) The BEHP Interview with Ron Goodwin (1999): archival video recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the celebrated composer in conversation with Linda Wood Tour de Force (2020): actor Angus MacInnes recalls his early film role From Å½abljak with Love (2020): the making of Force 10 from Navarone as told by construction manager Terry Apsey, stuntman Jim Dowdall, grip Dennis Fraser, chief hairdresser Colin Jamison, and chief make-up artist Peter Robb-King Christopher Challis: A Life Behind the Lens (2020): a tribute to the acclaimed cinematographer, featuring interviews with fellow directors of photography and camera crew Dennis Fraser, Oswald Morris, John Palmer and Sidney Samuelson, and archival footage of Challis including previously unseen material A Show of Force (2020): video comparison of the different versions of Force 10 from Navarone Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation Two original theatrical trailers TV Spot Image gallery: publicity and promotional material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Sheldon Hall, archival production reports including interviews with cast and crew members, an interview with actor Robert Shaw, recollections of the film's Yugoslavia shoot excerpted from the memoirs cinematographer Christopher Challis and screenwriter George Macdonald Fraser, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits Limited edition exclusive set of five replica production stills UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
The Justice League has always been Earth's first and last defense, but with the imminent arrival of Darkseid and the horrors of war that will follow, everything is about to change! With time running out, the Justice League will need all of its members and their powers like never before. But even the world's most powerful Super Heroes, including new member John Constantine, may not be able to make a difference against Darkseid's legions. Witness the most shocking battle in the DC Universe, where survival itself is a victory.
The World At War: The Ultimate Restored Edition (11 Discs)
Seven classic films from acclaimed director Luc Besson are available on Blu-ray for the first time, including: "Leon" (Director's Cut)and "Nikita". Released on September 14.
Based on a true story this shockingly controversial film is an unflinching portrayal of the criminal depravity of Nazi Germany and the ruthless use of sex to destroy opponents. Now presented fully uncut for the first time in UK in high definition showcasing the stunning production design of Ken Adams (designer of most James Bond sets and twice Oscar winner for Barry Lyndon and The Madness Of King George).
Robert Downey Jr. stars in this live action adaptation of the cult comic book series.
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