""Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force."" - Ben Mears (David Soul) At last! Salem's Lot the 1979 horror mini-series from 1979 gets the much-desired DVD treatment. Based on Stephen King's terrifying vampire novel Tobe Hooper's cult movie is a supernatural journey into the strange world of the titular town and its oddball inhabitants. Ben Mears (Soul) returns to
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in Salem's Lot - a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King's novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).
Will (David Keith) arrives for his last year at a Military Academy in the Deep South USA in the 1960's where a black student has been accepted for the first time. Will is forced to help the new student from the attentions of racists but is he prepared to risk his own career to do so? Based on the novel by Pat Conroy.
Kevin McCallister's parents have split up. Now living with his mom he decides to spend Christmas with his dad at the mansion of his father's rich girlfriend Natalie. Meanwhile robber Marv Merchants partners up with a new criminal to hit Natalie's mansion with only Kevin left inside to fend them off in any devious and destructive way he can!
From legendary creator/writer Steven Bochco the multi award-winning Hill Street Blues is the original pioneering ‘ TV cop show’ that blazed the trail for later ensemble hits such as NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. One of the most innovative and critically acclaimed series of its time this is the story of an overworked under-staffed police precinct in an anonymous inner city patterned after Chicago. ‘Let’s be careful out there.’ So ends each roll-call session at the Hill Street station house. As the cops and detectives head out onto the streets Captain Frank Furillo juggles the delicate balancing act of providing enough protection for the law-abiding citizens without inciting the neighbourhood gangs and local criminal elements who are openly hostile towards any police presence. Yet as dangerous as his inner city precinct can be Furillo's biggest battles often involve protecting his own cops from the Public Defender's office self-serving bureaucrats and even each other. Breathtakingly fast paced mature tough brutal and uncompromising Hill Street Blues is a triumph of intelligence and substance. It is quite simply the most ground-breaking show in recent memory and is essential viewing for all lovers of quality entertainment.
From legendary creator/writer Steven Bochco the multi award-winning Hill Street Blues is the original pioneering ' TV cop show' that blazed the trail for later ensemble hits such as NYPD Blue and L.A. Law. One of the most innovative and critically acclaimed series of its time this is the story of an overworked under-staffed police precinct in an anonymous inner city patterned after Chicago. 'Let's be careful out there.' So ends each roll-call session at the
Filmed in the widescreen splendour of "Panavision Super 70" and blessed with the finest production values that Hollywood clout can buy, this tale of spunky Irish immigrants forgot one crucial ingredient: a decent screenplay. The film is entertaining enough, and director Ron Howard brings his technical proficiency to the simple plot, culminating in a dynamic, breathtaking depiction of the Oklahoma land rush of 1893. But the movie is really just a vacuous vehicle for married stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as (respectively) the poor tenant farmer and rich landlord's daughter who flee Ireland to be American pioneers. The scenery and the stars are never less than stunning, but Howard falls short of the mark in his attempt to match the epic sweep of films by David Lean. On the other hand, this movie is certainly never boring even if it rarely makes sense, and Lean's own Irish epic, Ryan's Daughter, is a snoozer by comparison. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
In the 1950s four pilots were passed over for astronaut training, but forty years later they finally get their chance.
Two friends grow up like brothers in the rough east side of Minneapolis but then there comes a time for tough life decisions as that friendship is gradually ripped apart. Friends Mark Jennings and Byron Douglas have lived like brothers growing up together in the rough neighbourhood of St Paul along with a bunch of easygoing friends. But then a budding romance between Byron and Kathy puts a strain on the friendship and when Charlie the bar owner is killed helping them in a fight against two revengeful pool players the rift widens. Byron spends more time with Kathy leaves the old life behind and takes on a regular job while Mark falls into a rollercoaster world of revenge-fuelled fights and drugs. The two boys must learn to not only come to terms with their past but also to decide on how to face the future.
Far And Away (1992): Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this critically acclaimed romantic adventure from director Ron Howard. This breathtaking epic opens on the West Coast of Ireland 1892. Joseph Donelly (Cruise) a poor tenant farmer is determined to bring justice to an oppressive landlord. Instead he finds himself accompanying the landlord's daughter Shannon (Kidman) to America in a quest for land. Arriving in Boston Joseph finds a place for them to live while proving a natural at bare-fisted boxing. But his triumph is short-lived as he and Shannon are thrown out into the bitter cold. Joseph sets off for work on the railroad until a passing wagon train reminds him of his original goal to possess his own land. Preparing to stake his claim in the new territory he runs into Shannon who is unhappily reunited with her former fiance. In the excitement of the Oklahoma land rush they realise their dreams of land and life together in this satisfying grand-scale adventure that has been called ""a wondrous epic!"" The Boxer (1997): When Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis) returns to his Belfast neighbourhood after 14 years in prison all he wants is to find peace resume his career and reclaim the love of the woman who has remained etched in his mind. As they slowly embrace the possibilities of renewed romance they realise cultural taboos stand in the way and fighting for love could cost them their lives. Angela's Ashes (1999): Angela's Ashes the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir comes to life in this stirring film from acclaimed director Alan Parker starring Academy Award-nominee Emily Watson and Robert Carlyle. Life in impoverished Depression-era Ireland holds little promise for young Frank McCourt the oldest son in a tightly knit family. Living by his wits cheered by his irrepressible spirit and sustained by his mother's fierce love Frank embarks on an inspiring journey to overcome the poverty of his childhood and reach the land of his dreams: America.
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