John Schlesinger's trailblazing Oscar winner, a touchstone of the New American Cinema explosion, in a new 4K restoration. One of the British New Wave's most versatile directors, JOHN SCHLESINGER (Billy Liar) came to New York in the late1960s to make Midnight Cowboy, a picaresque story of friendship that captured a city in crisis and sparked a new era of Hollywood movies. JON VOIGHT (Coming Home) delivers a careermaking performance as Joe Buck, a wideeyed hustler from Texas hoping to score big with wealthy city women; he finds a companion in Enrico Ratso Rizzo, an ailing swindler with a bum leg and a quixotic fantasy of escaping to Florida, played by DUSTIN HOFFMAN in a radical departure from his breakthrough in The Graduate. A critical and commercial success despite controversy over what the MPAA termed its homosexual frame of reference, Midnight Cowboy became the first Xrated film to receive the best picture Oscar, and decades on, its influence still reverberates through cinema. Features: New 4K digital restoration, with an uncompressed monaural soundtrack Alternate 5.1 surround soundtrack, presented in DTSHD Master Audio Audio commentary from 1991 featuring director John Schlesinger and producer Jerome Hellman New selectedscene commentary by cinematographer Adam Holender The Crowd Around the Cowboy, a 1969 short film made on location for Midnight Cowboy ï· Waldo Salt: A Screenwriter's Journey, an Academy Award-nominated documentary from 1990 by Eugene Corr and Robert Hillmann Two short 2004 documentaries on the making and release of Midnight Cowboy Interview with actor Jon Voight on The David Frost Show from 1970 Interview from 2000 with Schlesinger for BAFTA Los Angeles Excerpts from the 2002 BAFTA LA Tribute to Schlesinger, featuring Voight and actor Dustin Hoffman Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Harris
The mission was a sham. The murders were real. What if one of the greatest space adventures was really a hoax? The whole world is watching the first manned flight to Mars prepare. Suddenly its astronauts (James Brolin Sam Waterson and O.J. Simpson) are taken from the craft to an abandoned desert hanger where NASA's director (Hal Holbrook) tells them their life support systems have failed. Because the mission's success is crucial to future space programs he orders them to ta
Adventure runs in the family! On a desperate mission to save Planet Earth Supergirl (Helen Slater) must retrieve a missing life-giving power source to save her home city from total destruction. Startled by her own amazing Superpowers Supergirl traces the lost Omegahedron only to discover that it has fallen into the hands of the rapacious Selena (Faye Dunaway) who unleashes untold horrors to thwart her young adversary. When Selena ensnares her brave opponent in the dreaded
The first, and only, X-rated film to win a best picture Academy Award, John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy seems a lot less daring today (and has been reclassified as an R), but remains a fascinating time capsule of late-1960s sexual decadence in mainstream American cinema. In a career-making performance, Jon Voight plays Joe Buck, a naive Texas dishwasher who goes to the big city (New York) to make his fortune as a sexual hustler. Although enthusiastic about selling himself to rich ladies for stud services, he quickly finds it hard to make a living and eventually crashes in a seedy dump with a crippled petty thief named Ratzo Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman, doing one of his more effective "stupid acting tricks," with a limp and a high-pitch rasp of a voice). Schlesinger's quick-cut, semi-psychedelic style has dated severely, as has his ruthlessly cynical approach to almost everybody but the lead characters. But at its heart the movie is a sad tale of friendship between a couple of losers lost in the big city, and with an ending no studio would approve today. It's a bit like an urban Of Mice and Men, but where both guys are Lenny. --Jim Emerson
New Orleans 1981: Sonny Phillips just discharged from the Army returns home. The only life he's known is as a gigolo working for his mother but he wants to leave that behind. Unfortunately with employment prospects slim his past threatens to catch up with him...
When Joe Buck (Jon Voight) a good-looking naively charming Texas Cowboy makes his way to the big apple to seek his fortune the only wealth he finds is in the friendship of Ratso Rizzo (Dustin Hoffman) a scrounging sleazy small-time con man with big dreams. Living on the tattered fringe of society these two outcasts develop an unlikely bond - one that transcends their broken dreams and get-rich-quick schemes. Winner of three Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director.
As the whole world watches the first manned flight to Mars, its three astronauts are plunged into a nightmarish battle for survival. Elliot Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, Brenda Vaccaro, O.J. Simpson and Telly Savalas star in this classic sci-fi conspiracy thriller, featured here in a brand-new High Definition transfer from original film elements. Minutes before the launch of their mission, the Capricorn One crew are told to exit their capsule and are secretly taken to an abandoned d.
Meet Ally McBeal she over-analyses her relationships (and sometimes lack of) to the point of becoming emotionally neurotic. Sounds annoying? It can be. Sounds so-American? It can be. Sounds addictive? It will be... They are young successful lawyers some of them could even be called beautiful a lot of them could be called eccentric and they all work and play together. In this first season we are introduced to the Unisex (the bathroom they all share). Ally is living with Renee st
In The Mirror Has Two Faces Barbra Streisand stars as Rose a lecturer in Romantic Literature with no romance of her own. Jeff Bridges longs for a platonic partner he can respect yet maintain a safe physical distance from. Set up by Rose's sister they meet and intellectual sparks fly and they soon find unexpected passion getting in their way in this delightfully sparkling comedy.
Barbra Streisand's self-absorbed remake of a 1958 French film stars Jeff Bridges as a college professor tired of sexual politics. He makes a deal with a dowdy colleague (Streisand) that they provide companionship for one another, with no thought of getting into bed. She agrees but soon becomes frustrated, the agreement only reinforcing her unfulfilled desire to have a complete relationship with a man. Mimi Rogers is on hand as Babs's striking sister, and Lauren Bacall received an Oscar nomination for her role as the heroine's selfish mother. The Mirror Has Two Faces is OK, but it becomes an irritating vanity piece for Streisand (who directed as well as stars). Her character constantly gazes upon her own reflection and is told at least a dozen times, one way or another, just how attractive she is. One wants to shout out, we get it already--you're pretty! --Tom Keogh
James Brolin Sam Waterston and O.J. Simpson star as three astronauts who agree to spare the government embarrassment by faking their historic landing on Mars after their spacecraft is determined to be unsafe for blastoff. When a scheming mission controller (Hal Holbrook) plots to kill the astronauts in a staged capsule fire the trio embarks on a dangerous mission to expose the truth.
England wants the Island dumped.France wants it bombed America wants it wholesale And Michael Caine wants it.... on the rocks!
Thanks to repeated showings on cable television and home video, this speculative thriller has built quite a loyal following since its release in 1978. The provocative "what if?" scenario still packs a punch, even if it is not always believable. James Brolin, Sam Waterston and O J Simpson star as three astronauts who agree to spare the government embarrassment by faking their historic landing on Mars after their spacecraft is determined to be unsafe for blastoff. When a scheming mission controller (Hal Holbrook) plots to kill the astronauts in a staged capsule fire, the trio embarks on a dangerous mission to expose the truth. Elliott Gould costars as the journalist determined to crack the conspiracy, and director Peter Hyams turns up the tension with an exciting chase sequence involving Telly Savalas as an eccentric barnstormer who comes to Gould's aid in his attempt rescue the hoax mission's sole survivor. --Jeff Shannon
Johnny Cash stars as Jesse Hallam an impoverished and uneducated mine worker who is forced to move to the big city of Cincinnati so that one of his children can have the surgery she so desperately needs. In order to be able to look after his family he needs to find a job in order to get a job he must first learn to read and write. This is the story of one man's personal battle against his own pride to do what's necessary to achieve the best for himself and his family against all the odds.
Wilbur the pig knows how important friendship is - he learned that from a spider named Charlotte. So when Wilbur meets Cardigan an unloved little lamb the pair are set for a great adventure! With colourful new characters four brand-new songs and important messages about friendship and individuality Charlotte's Web 2: Wilbur's Great Adventure is timeless family entertainment.
Airport (Dir. George Seaton 1970): Take a non-stop flight with an all-star cast to a world of tension-filled human drama in this trend-setting box office blockbuster. Based on Arthur Hailey's runaway best seller the emotion-charged adventure stars Burt Lancaster as the manager of a glamorous international airport who must juggle personal crisis with professional responsibilities as he attempts to keep his blizzard torn facility open to rescue a bomb-damaged jetliner. The lavish Ross Hunter production co-stars a veritable Who's Who of Hollywood's most glittering personalities. The often imitated but never duplicated movie milestone remains a gripping trip from suspenseful take-off to sense-shattering landing. Airport 1975 (Dir. Jack Smight 1974): En route from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles Columbia Airlines Flight 409 is struck by a small plane leaving its pilot Capt. Stacy blinded and its co-pilot dead. Can chief stewardess Nancy Pryor keep the giant aircraft aloft while her lover former jet pilot Alan Murdock is lowered by helicopter through the gaping hole in its nose? Airport '77 (Dir. Jerry Jameson 1977): Full of VIP's and art treasures owned by a millionaire (Stewart) the plane goes down during a hijack attempt and courageous Captain Gallagher (Lemmon) must keep the passengers alive until they are rescued.
Carol Rivers is on the road to recovery following a serious breakdown when she inherits a nightclub from her uncle. But her plans to revive it are being thwarted. For Carol doesn't know her uncle's secret and finding out will be an experience more terrifying than her worst nightmares...
Tess McCall had better be careful or she might find what she's looking for when she starts spying on cheating husbands. What starts out strictly as amateur sluething quickly turns into a full-time profession for this middleaged mother of two. Using logic intuition and numerous high-tech surveillance gadgets Tess succeeds in helping jilted wives such as Sally Russell find out about their wandering husbands. But catching unsuspected philanderers in the act is one thing; getting the goods on one that is a police officer is another - especially when he is married to her. When evidence starts pointing to her husband Craig's infidelity Tess is faced with a difficult decision - whether to spy on his afterhours activities or believe that all those incriminating clues are the result of his own undercover police work. Like any good detective Tess goes with her instincts. But she soon finds out more than she bargained for. Her work uncovers a long history of incessant womanising that she had been blind to for years. This is the tale of a woman whose new calling empowers and liberates her and enables her to assist other women who have become victims of their husbands' deception. Based on a true story...
A happy home life with her kids and husband Craig is not enough for Tess McCall. She needs that extra challenge - and she finds it with her unusual new profession of spying on her friends' unfaithful husbands. But catching unsuspecting philanderers is one thing: getting the goods on a police officer is another - especially when he happens to be your own husband! Are Craig's suspicious activities genuine cheating or legitimate undercover police work? As paranoia sets in Tess soon finds out more than she bargained for...
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