The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century.
WES ANDERSON'S VISUALLY ASTONISHING COMEDY. Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (BILL MURRAY) and his crewTeam Zissouset sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline copilot (OWEN WILSON); a pregnant journalist (CATE BLANCHETT); and Zissou's estranged wife, Eleanor (ANJELICA HUSTON). WES ANDERSON (Rushmore) has assembled an allstar cast that also includes WILLEM DAFOE, JEFF GOLDBLUM, MICHAEL GAMBON, NOAH TAYLOR, SEU JORGE, and BUD CORT for this wildly original adventure comedy. Features: DIRECTORAPPROVED BLURAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES New, restored digital transfer, approved by director Wes Anderson, with DTSHD Master Audio soundtrack Commentary by Anderson and cowriter Noah Baumbach New interviews with actors Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe, and Jeff Goldblum This Is an Adventure, a documentary by Antonio Ferrera, Albert Maysles, and Matthew Prinzing chronicling the production of the movie Mondo Monda, an Italian talk show featuring an interview with Anderson and Baumbach, hosted by Antonio Monda Interview with composer and Devo member Mark Mothersbaugh Ten performances of David Bowie songs in Portuguese by Brazilian recording artist and actor Seu Jorge Intern video journal by actor Matthew Gray Gubler Multiple interviews with the cast and crew, featuring behindthescenes footage Makingof featurette Nine deleted scenes Behindthescenes photos and original artwork from the film Trailer PLUS: An insert featuring a cutaway view of The Belafonte, the ship from the film, Eric Anderson's original illustrations, and a conversation between Wes and Eric conducted in 2005
Black comedies don't come much blacker than cult favourite, Harold and Maude (1972), and they don't come much funnier either. It seems that director Hal Ashby was the perfect choice to mine a load of eccentricity from the original Colin Higgins script, about the unlikely romance between a death-obsessed 19-year-old named Harold (Bud Cort) and a life-loving 79-year-old widow named Maude (Ruth Gordon). They meet at a funeral, and Maude finds something oddly appealing about Harold, urging him to "reach out" and grab life by the lapels as opposed to dwelling morbidly on mortality. Harold grows fond of the old gal--she's a lot more fun than the girls his mother desperately tries to match him up with- -and together they make Harold and Maude one of the sweetest and most unconventional love stories ever made. Much of the early humour arises from Harold' s outrageous suicide fantasies, played out as a kind of twisted parlour game to mortify his mother, who has grown immune to her strange son's antics. Gradually, however, the film's clever humour shifts to a brighter outlook and finally arrives at a point where Harold is truly happy to be alive. Featuring soundtrack songs by Cat Stevens, this comedy certainly won't appeal to all tastes (it was a box-office flop when first released), but if you're on its quirky wavelength, it might just strike you as one of the funniest films you've ever seen. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century.
Bill Murray and Owen Wilson take to the high seas in this quirky comedy from director Wes Anderson.
101 Films presents Brain Dead, a mind-bending nightmare based on a story from The Twilight Zone writer Charles Beaumont, starring Bill Pullman (Independence Day), Bill Paxton (Aliens), Bud Cort (Harold and Maude) and George Kennedy (Cool Hand Luke). Title 016 on the 101 Films Black Label and released on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK, this limited edition version includes slipcase and booklet. The Eunice Corporation is on the ground floor of an exciting growth industry, utilizing a memory re-sculpting technique pioneered by eccentric neurosurgeon Rex Martin (Bill Pullman). It envisions nationwide clinics where anyone can lose the hang-ups of an unhappy childhood, a failed romance or a botched career. At Eunice's New You outlets, a simple operation will give customers peace of mind. Or it might leave them brain dead. But when Martin refuses to cooperate with Eunice, he soon finds himself plunged into a surreal existence that intertwines dreams and reality. Has Martin slipped over the edge into madness? Or have corporate profit mongers given him a push, making him the guinea pig in his own experiment? To know the answer is to know true terror! Special Features: Brand New Extras The Brains Behind the Nightmare, a new documentary on Brain Dead Tales from the Cranium, an interview with director Adam Simon Limited edition booklet: Includes A Dimension of Mind' by Sean Hogan and Evil Brains from the Movies' by Barry Forshaw Additional Extras Audio commentary with co-writer/director Adam Simon and filmmaker Rodman Flender Deleted Scenes Theatrical Trailer 2K Scan of the original film elements
Ed Harris directs and takes the title role in this biopic of the infamous American artist, almost as famous for his destructive private life as his abstract paintings.
Director Jamie Babbit's assured first feature But I'm a Cheerleader is subversive, smart and extremely funny, but not entirely original. Megan Williams (Natasha Lyonne) is a good Christian cheerleading girl. She doesn't think it at all strange that she can't get the image of tumbling cheerleaders out of her mind while her football player boy friend is trying to French kiss her. But her parents, played respectively by Bud Cort (Brewster McCloud) and John Water' s regular Mink Stole, have noticed Megan's odd behaviour and arrange an intervention. They send her off to New Directions, a sexual rehabilitation camp run by a straight-laced school madam, Mary (Cathy Moriarty), where she is forced to come to terms with her lesbian tendencies. But while on a strict regime of corrective therapy, Megan falls head over heels f or surly dyke, Graham--played by Clea DuVall (The Astronaut's Wife)--and is forced to reassess whether straight really is great. The zany script and over-the-top characterisations have the feel of a John Waters comedy; The day-glo sets and costumes give the film a surreal Pee Wee's Playhouse feel and Lyonne is charmingly dizzy and bewildered throughout. RuPaul excels as Mike, a former gay exercise trainer, and Moriarty out-camps them all. On the DVD: The main feature is presented in letterboxed widescreen with Dolby Digital sound. Extra features are limited to a theatrical trailer and a 10-minute behind-the-scenes look at the film in which director Jamie Babbit explains the genesis of the film followed by hastily assembled footage of random scenes being shot. --Chris Campion
A glorious mixture of the riotously morbid and joyously life-affirming Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude was an instant counter-culture favourite on its release in 1971 and whose popularity has spread in the decades since to become simply one of the most beloved cult comedies ever made. Following the burgeoning relationship between the gloomy 20-year-old suicide-staging Harold (Bud Cort) suffocated by his wealthy homestead and the sprightly octogenarian Maude (Ruth Gordon) whose bohemian wiles and open-arms approach to living enable his first gentle steps towards embracing existence. With its brilliant script by Colin Higgins a magnificent standard-setting soundtrack by Cat Stevens wonderful performances and Hal Ashby's stunning directorial control Harold and Maude combines a jet-black comic edge with romance philosophy satire and beauty to form a masterfully funny and moving whole. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this masterpiece for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK. Special Features: Newly restored 1080p high-definition master More on-disc extras to be announced closer to release! 36-page booklet with a new essay vintage stills and more!
You've Never Seen The West This Wild! In a desolate Arizona town Marhal Valentine Casey (Dwight Yoakam) is threatened by a family of outlaws who have just robbed the bank murdering everyone in their path. The savage Taylor Henry (Vince Vaughn) marks Valentine for certain death. Valentine journeys out to protect his sweetheart Miss Adalyne (Bridget Fonda) and to bring back the Henry Gang dead or alive.
A psychological thriller from the writer of the original Twilight Zone. In a showdown of man vs. machine Dr Rex Martin (Bill Pullman) plunges into a chaotic nightmare trying to save his mind from a megalomaniacal corporation!
Ensemble drama from acclaimed director Robert Altman centered around a group of ballet dancers, with a focus on one young dancer (Neve Campbell) who's poised to become a principal performer.
When the US military accidentally release a noxious substance that causes 'death from instant old age', everyone over twenty-five dies and the youth of America are left to their own devices to invent a new world order. Fresh from bringing the late-60s counter-cultural explosion to the screen in The Trip, Roger Corman delivers his most ambitious and anarchic take on the 'Love Generation' yet - a free-wheeling blend of acid rock, far-out humour and psychedelic excess that faithfully captures the revolutionary spirit of its time. High Definition transfer The Guardian Interview with Roger Corman (1970, audio only): archival interview held at the NFT Original theatrical trailer
A classic cult film that features one of the screen's most unlikely pairs. It will defy everything you've ever seen or known about screen lovers. Bud Cort is Harold a young man bored with wealth but interested in death. And Ruth Gordon is Maude a wonderful old rascal who can see nothing but good intentions in the world. Hal Ashby (Coming Home Being There) directed from Colin Higgin's (Foul Play) first script. An outrageously funny and affecting film that proves love has no boundari
When the US military accidentally release a noxious substance that causes 'death from instant old age', everyone over twenty-five dies and the youth of America are left to their own devices to invent a new world order. Fresh from bringing the late-60s counter-cultural explosion to the screen in The Trip, Roger Corman delivers his most ambitious and anarchic take on the 'Love Generation' yet - a free-wheeling blend of acid rock, far-out humour and psychedelic excess that faithfully captures the revolutionary spirit of its time. The Guardian Interview with Roger Corman (1970, audio only): archival interview held at the NFT Original theatrical trailer
A gang of unique outcasts and misfits live in a downtown Los Angeles fleapit, known locally as the
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call...The Twilight Zone! Episodes comprise: 1. Two 2. The Arrival 3. The Shelter 4. The Passerby 5. A Game of Pool 6.
Bud Corts directorial debut is this comedy about the romantic obsession of Ted Whitley. One day as he sits on a pier composing his latest work a vision of incredible beauty Linda Turner (Kim Adams) strolls by in a bikini and Ted is immediately smitten. Ted misreads Lindas friendly manner as a sign of mutual attraction and turns to his friend Max a notorious womaniser and man of the world for advice. The advice backfires with comical results when he sends an endless barage of love letters and suggestive erotic poetry in an attempt to win her heart. Linda goes to the police and gets Ted committed to a mental hospital but the eternally optimistic Ted possesses the delightful satisfaction of a lunatic who knows its not him whos crazy..
The middle of nowhere is a funny place to find yourself in.... John Person is a thirty something struggling actor living alone and facing eviction from his one room apartment in Hollywood. Behind on his rent and heavily in debt he goes against his better judgement - and that of his pretty neighbour Grace - and accepts an unsolicited offer from his strange neighbour Neely to courier a blue suitcase up to the desert truck stop of Baker California. There in the mddle of nowh
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