An attractive and popular teenager who is mean spirited toward others, finds herself in the body of an older man, and must find a way to get back to her original body.
Written by the award-winning Daragh Carville, The Bay is a compelling and beautifully crafted crime story rooted in the families and communities of a distinctive coastal town. When Family Liaison Officer Lisa Armstrong (Morven Christie) is assigned to a missing persons investigation, at first it seems like any other tragic, but all too familiar. But there's something very different about this particular case. With horror, Lisa realizes she's got a personal connection with this frightened family; one that could compromise her and the investigation.
Stardust sees hero Jim (David Essex) now enjoying the nomadic 'gigs and groupies' life of The Stray Cats (with band mates Paul Nicolas, Keith Moon, Dave Edmunds and Karl Howman). When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom, the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour, reflecting the tragic days when the pressures proved too great for many talented musicians of the 1960s. Directed by Michael Apted (The World Is Not Enogh), the film won the Writer's Guild Award for Best Original Screenplay. Adam Faith co-stars as the Stray Cats' manager. Extras: Interview with David Puttnam Interview with Michael Apted Interview with Ray Connolly Stills gallery
With a remarkable cast headlined by Ian Carmichael, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Price and Terry Thomas, WWII army comedy Private's Progress was one of the major British hits of 1956. Carmichael is Stanley Windrush, a naïve young soldier who during training falls in with the streetwise Private Cox (Attenborough). Windrush's uncle is the even more ambitiously corrupt Colonel Tracepurcel (Price), who plans to divert the war effort to liberate art treasures already looted by the Germans. The first half of the film is quite pedestrian, though the pace picks up considerably once the heist gets underway, and the cheery tone masks a really rather dark and cynical heart. Carmichael's innocent abroad quickly wears thin, but Attenborough and Price steal the film, as well as the paintings, with typically excellent turns. With a nod in the direction of Ealing's The Ladykillers (1955) the film also anticipates the attitudes of both The League of Gentlemen (1959) and Joseph Heller's novel Catch 22 (1961), though lacks the latter's greater sophistication. The cast also contains such British stalwarts as William Hartnell, Peter Jones, Ian Bannen, John Le Mesurier, Christopher Lee and David Lodge, and was sufficiently popular to reunite all the major players for the superior sequel, I'm Alright Jack (1959). On the DVD: Private's Progress is presented in black and white at 4:3 Academy ratio, though the film appears to have been shot full frame and then unmasked for home viewing so there is more top and bottom to the images than at the cinema. The print used shows constant minor damage and is quite grainy, though no more than expected for a low-budget film of the time. The mono sound is average and unremarkable, and there are no special features. --Gary S Dalkin
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents.
The entire second season of Goosebumps comes to DVD for the very first time worldwide in this brand new 4 disc set. Based on R.L. Stine's award-winning book series, Goosebumps remains as popular today as when it was originally broadcast on CBBC in the 90s. Featuring early appearances by Hayden Christensen (Star Wars) and Kevin Zegers (Gossip Girl), Season Two continued to haunt children with the chilling storylines that helped to cement the series as one of the most fondly remembered kids TV shows of its time. Episode Comprise: Be Careful What You Wish For Attack of the Mutant: Part 1 Attack of the Mutant: Part 2 Bad Hare Day The Headless Ghost Go Eat Worms You Can't Scare Me Revenge Of The Lawn Gnomes Ghost Beach Attack Of The Jack-O-Lanterns The Haunted Mask II: Parts 1 and 2 Let's Get Invisible Scarecrow Walks At Midnight Monster Blood More Monster Blood Vampire Breath 17. How To Kill A Monster Calling All Creeps Welcome To The Dead House: Parts 1 and 2 Don't Wake Mummy The Blob That Ate Everyone Night Of The Living Dummy III: Parts 1 and 2
Having to spend Christmas apart was always going to be difficult for new boyfriends Nathan and Gunn. After all Nathan has to spend the festive season with his distant cold Mum and Dad and Gunn is going to have to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky parents. But when Nathan surprises everyone by turning up unannounced on the doorstep Gunn is forced to juggle his desperate charade whilst curbing the couple s ever-growing desire to be in each others arms. It soon becomes clear that he is going to have to make a tough call- come out of that Christmas closet or spend this vacation a virgin! A worldwide festival hit with a heart of gold and filled with bright witty dialogue Make The Yuletide Gay is one holiday treat you will want to savour many times over.
Coming after Operation Bullshine and My Wife's Family What A Whopper is a comedy from former documentarist Gilbert Gunn. Adam Faith stars in this tale about a struggling writer who fakes photographs of the Loch Ness monster and then heads for the Highlands to convince the locals so that they'll back his book. Just about every comedy stalwart you can think of crops up in support from Carry On regulars Sid James and Charles Hawtrey to TV favourites Wilfrid Brambell and Terry Scott. Even Spike Milligan has a cameo as a tramp...
Martial arts expert Hector Echavarria stars in this action film as Marcos DeSantos, a tough thief who wants to escape his violent occupation. However, his partners aren't eager to let him go....
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