""Newman is outstanding."" -Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson an arrogant amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats who's backed by Bert Gordon a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around
A group of guys who sang together in a popular university a cappella group reunite 15 years later to perform at a friend's wedding in the upmarket Long Island Hamptons. Soon they begin to reminisce about their heyday and about where they are now (or aren't) how much they've progressed - and in some cases regressed - and how life just hasn't turned out as expected. One bar-room brawl nostalgic skinny dip near-death experience surprising sex fantasy and miraculously salvaged wedding later these lifelong friends manage to readjust their perspective.
Winner of the 2001 Oscar for Best Documentary, Into The Arms Of Strangers attempts to expose and understand one of the forgotten travesties of WWII. While the evacuation of British children during the Second World War has become the stuff of legend, the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from Germany is less well known. This programme of "kindertransport" was to provide a vital escape route to England for many children, but would also leave many heartbroken families behind to face an uncertain future at the hands of the Nazis. Told mainly in the first person by those who made the journey, this American produced documentary is a moving testament to the most innocent victims--one and a half million children perished in the Holocaust. We may have become used to tales of Nazi's brutality in the 21st century, but it is always shocking to see the emotions that still run deep for those who experienced and survived these events first hand. As the story--narrated by Dame Judi Dench--unfolds it becomes clear that although the kindertransport was one of the great humanitarian efforts of the 20th century it was not without its flaws, none more so than the internment and repatriation of many of the evacuees that followed once war with Germany was declared. A very real historical document, Into The Arms Of Strangers is highly recommended for those looking to delve a little deeper into the travesties of War. --Phil Udell
The complete series of the 1960's police drama featuring the character Commander George Gideon based on the novels by John Creasey. This rarely seen series is presented here with all 26 episodes being complete and uncut. Episodes comprise: 1. State Visit 2. The V Men 3. The Firebug 4. The Big Fix 5. The Housekeeper 6. The Lady-Killer 7. To Catch A Tiger 8. Big Fish Little Fish 9. The White Rat 10. How To Retire Without Really Working 11. Subway To Revenge 12. The Great Pla
The Nutcracker is Mikhail Baryshnikov's breathtaking and critically acclaimed Emmy-nominated production. Baryshnikov was at the height of his career as a classical dancer in 1977 when he staged this beloved holiday classic for the American Ballet Theatre. Gelsey Kirkland had left the New York City Ballet to dance with the Russian superstar and their partnership was magical. In this Soviet-influenced version Baryshnikov casts himself as the hero who is transformed from a wooden figure to a soaring prince and Kirkland plays an adolescent girl of delicacy and vulnerability. Alexander Minz portrays Drosselmeyer a mysterious wizard who not only conjures the fantasy but aslo dances with the romantic couple. Kenneth Schermerhorn conducts the National Philharmonic in a fast-paced performance of Tchaikovsky's music. Celebrated by critics and public alike Baryshnikov's The Nutcracker delivers a brilliant and sparkling adaptation of the famous E.T.A. Hoffmann tale along with Tchaikovsky's classic score.
Seven of the hottest acts to emerge from the glittering era of disco serving up 26 bonafide red hot hits by original artists at London's Wembley Arena in front of nearly 12 000 ecstatic fans!
Original artists recorded live at Wembley including Chic Tavaras Alexander O'Neal Shalamar and Rose Royce. Tracklist: 1. Stool Pidgeon 2. Annie Im Not Your Daddy 3. Im A Wonderful Thing Baby 4. Can You Feel The Force 5. Cant Get By Without You 6. You To Me Are Everything 7. Wishing On A Star 8. Love Dont Live Here Anymore 9. Car Wash 10. If You Were Here With Me Tonight
The band that took hard rock to the masses comes under the spotlight in this penetrating and authoritative critical review of their work. This unique DVD features a no holds barred interview with Michael Francis who was personal bodyguard to Jon Bon Jovi and the rest of the band for over six years, and in a no - holds barred interview reveals the grit behind the glamour. Larry Alexander - Recording Engineer on 'Bon Jovi' & '7800Ã¯Â¿Â½ Fahrenheit Bon Jovi biographer Mick Wall reveals all about the...
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