Manhattan janitor Daryll Deever is fixated on hard-charging TV commentator, Tony Sokolow; he tapes her commentary daily to watch after work. When a wealthy Vietnamese man, with many shady connections, is murdered in the office building where Daryll works, Tony shows up to cover the story and Daryll introduce himself. She thinks he may know something, so she pursues him; he pretends he might to keep her interested. This romantic cat and mouse game goes on under the watchful eyes of the killers, who think that Daryll and Tony do know something. The killers start their own game of cat and mouse. Extras/Episodes: High Definition Transfer Commentary by Producer/Director Peter Yates Original Theatrical Trailer Plus many more TBA
The entire galaxy is in peril and infamous space-smuggler Stella Star the greatest star pilot ever to command a vessel is its only hope. The evil Count Zartharn from the League of the Dark Worlds has constructed a weapon of limitless power capable of destroying anything in its path. Stella Star and her loyal crew must navigate the darkest corners of the solar system to find the Count's hideout and bring his reign of terror to an end. Originally released the year after Star Wars and with a Barbarella budget this piece of cult cinema is a sexy space classic and a must see for all sci-fi fans. With the addition of a John Barry soundtrack that makes this DVD a collectable classic.
Every Era Has Its Own Kind Of Hero In this entertaining turn-of-the-century drama based on a real-life story Nicolas Cage stars as Ned Hanlan a juvenile delinquent who rises to become a world-class rower. Seeing in Hanlania chance to make some fast cash Bill (David Naughton) a gambler has Hanlan trained as a sculler and begins to promote him on the racing circuit. Eventually Hanlan's ability grows and so does his fame but success comes at a price when Hanlan falls prey to a ruthless businessman (Christopher Plummer). Through it all Hanlan becomes a world champion garners awards on three continents and becomes the first to successfully utilize the ""sliding seat."" The romantic racing drama about one of Canada's great sports heroes world-class rower Ned Hanlan.
Titles Comprise: An American Tail: Fievel Goes West: An American Tail 3:
Disney/Pixar invites you to soar up, "Up" and away as balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen decides to take a trip of a lifetime!
The only documented exorcism in US history (an event on which The Exorcist was based) took place in the 1950s when Americans watched the skies for nuclear missiles and Senator McCarthy was looking under beds for Communists. After the death of his Aunt Hanna several inexplicable and frightening events take place around Robbie Manheim including screaming obscenities in a voice not his own and summoning the power to throw furniture at tormenting bullies at school. When science and m
The Heath Ledger Collection, 3 Classic films starring the outstanding Heath Ledger including: The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus: directed by the visionary Terry Gilliam, tells the story of Tony (Heath Ledger, Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell) a man with memory loss who is taken under the wing of Parnassus (Christopher Plummer), an extraordinarily old magician whose longevity has been bought from the Devil in return for his daughter Valentina (Lily Cole). In a desperate final deal with the Devil to save Valentina, Parnassus promises to get Old Nick (Tom Waits) some new souls for his collection. And his magical Imaginarium - where all your wildest dreams can be visualised - is the tempting lure for unsuspecting souls. Tony is particularly talented at bringing in the punters - but at what additional price? The Brothers Grimm: Director Terry Gilliam, who brought his magical storytelling talents to such films as Time Bandits and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, sets his sights on the Brothers Grimm, turning their life into a playfully grim fairy tale all its own. Set in early 18th Century French-occupied Germany, The Brothers Grimm stars Matt Damon as Will Grimm and Heath Ledger as Jake Grimm, siblings who travel the countryside as snake-oil salesmen, convincing unsuspecting towns that they are haunted and agreeing to get rid of the demons for a price. In the meantime, they set their tales down in writing, creating a wealth of oddball, offbeat, and frightening characters. But after they are caught by General Delatombe (Jonathan Pryce) and his sidekick, Cavaldi (Peter Stormare), they are sent to the tiny village of Marbaden to solve the mysterious disappearance of a number of young girls, placing them in the middle of a fantasy world unlike any they'd ever invented. They enlist the help of a peasant woman, Angelika (Lena Headey), and they set off for the evil forest to save the lives of the girls and themselves. Gilliam has once again built a unique, entertaining land where anything can happen, and he throws in references to such Grimm tales as Little Red Riding Hood, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and the Frog Prince for good measure. The movie also features Mackenzie Crook and Richard Ridings as the Grimms' cohorts, Monica Bellucci as the Mirror Queen, and Julian Bleach and Bruce McEwan as two of Cavaldi's henchmen. The Four Feathers: Based on the novel by A.E.W. Mason, this movie adaptation is the third of its kind, following 1939 and 1977 versions. It is the story of a British commander, Harry (Heath Ledger), who follows in his father's footsteps by joining the army. He is engaged to marry the woman of his dreams, Ethne (Kate Hudson), whose father was also a soldier. But when his regiment is to be sent to war in the Sudan, Harry gets nervous. On a whim, he resigns his post, and is instantly rebuffed by three of his closest friends. They each give him a feather symbolic of his fear. When he tells Ethne what he has done, she gives him the fourth, explaining that she cannot love a coward. Lost and alone, Harry cannot come to grips with what has happened. So he travels alone to the Sudan, hoping to in some way help his fellow countrymen and redeem his honour. What he finds instead is a land rife with slavery, brutal violence, and a deadly desert climate. He is befriended by Abou (Djimon Hounsou), a Sudanese wanderer, who saves Harry's life time after time. Director Shekhar Kapur (ELIZABETH) makes this moving adventure story utterly believable with striking photography by Robert Richardson and an unmatchable performance from Heath Ledger.
Interrogated by a customs officer a young man recounts how his life was changed during the making of a film about the Armenian genocide.
This new British comedy from "The Full Monty" director Peter Cattaneo stars Jimmy Nesbitt and Olivia Williams as an in-mate and a prison councillor whose unlikely romance blossoms behind bars.
Visionary filmmakers Tim Burton (The Corpse Bride Charlie and The Chocolate Factory) and Timur Bekmambetov (Wanted Nightwatch) join forces to produce wunderkind director Shane Acker's distinctively original and thrilling tale. 9 stars Elijah Wood John C. Reilly Jennifer Connelly Martin Landau Christopher Plummer and Crispin Glover and features the music of Danny Elfman. When 9 (The Lord of the Ring's Elijah Wood) first comes to life he finds himself in a post-apocalyptic world. All humans are gone and it is only by chance that he discovers a small community of others like him taking refuge from fearsome machines that roam the earth intent on their extinction. Despite being the neophyte of the group 9 convinces the others that hiding will do them no good. They must take the offensive if they are to survive and they must discover why the machines want to destroy them in the first place. As they'll soon come to learn the very future of civilization may depend on them.
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Lucky Break Small time villians Jimmy and Rudy are caught doing a bank raid and are put in HM Prison Long Rudford. Whilst there they hatch an escape plan which involves them staging the prison governor's musical 'Nelson'. Very Annie Mary Tells the story of Annie Mary a woman in her early thirties living in the Rhondda Valley South Wales who is forced to make changes in her life when her father suffers a major stroke. The future of the family business is left in her hands and so she hatches a plan to raise money the only way she can.
An ageing actor is desperate to star in a film written by his wife but he's entirely the wrong type for the role. Undaunted he disguises himself as a sexy Italian actor wins the part and heads to Budapest. His wife hasn't the slightest idea its him and complications arise when she falls in love with this 'young' man...
The second and last of Anthony Mann's historical epics is a smart, handsome spectacle of the decadence, corruption and intrigue that tore apart the Roman empire. The sprawling story spreads itself thin over a number of characters and stories. At the centre are handsome but stiff Stephen Boyd as Livius, the loyal soldier and symbolic son of the ageing emperor Marcus Aurelius (Alec Guinness), and Christopher Plummer as Commodus, the corrupt heir to the throne. They are boyhood friends turned enemies when the latter accedes to the throne and sells out the values of his father for greed and hedonistic pleasures. The three-hour running time is filled out with the tales of Sophia Loren (as the beautiful Lucilla in love with Livius but coveted by greedy Commodus) and a gallery of heroes and villains that includes James Mason, Mel Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, John Ireland, Omar Sharif and Eric Porter. The film is highlighted with spectacular scenes--a grandiose funeral fit for an emperor, brutal battles in the provinces as the barbarians threaten the empire, and a climactic duel to decide the destiny of Rome--which Mann weaves into the shadowy intrigue of the halls of power. Like his previous epic El Cid, The Fall of the Roman Empire remains one of the best of the 1960s epics: well written with strong performances and a consistently elegant style, but lacking the central core and magnetic hero of its superior predecessor. Ridley Scott's Gladiator (2000) tackles almost the same story with a more crowd-pleasing action-adventure slant. --Sean Axmaker
Rumour Has It: Sarah Huttinger (Jennifer Aniston) is in a fog. She's finally agreed to marry her boyfriend Jeff (Mark Ruffalo) but isn't at all sure that marriage is what she really wants. Now she's on her way home to attend her sister's wedding which means spending a lot of time with the tennis-obsessed Pasadena family that she's never felt quite a part of. It isn't until Sarah stumbles into a well-kept family secret that she starts to question her roots and sets off in search of the man who may have the answers she's looking for (Kevin Costner). What Women Want: Meet Nick Marshall (Mel Gibson). A successful advertising executive Nick has the world and its women at his fingertips. Or so he thinks. The world of advertising is fast becoming a woman's world and slick-talking chauvinistic womanising Nick is out of touch. Enter Darcy McGuire (Helen Hunt). Darcy is hired by the agency as Nick's superior to bring a woman's perspective to the agency in a bid to win new clients from the untapped female market. But Nick's problems are just beginning. To his dismay a freak accident allows him to hear the thoughts of all the women around him. After consulting a psychiatrist (Bette Midler) he decides to use his newfound ability to his advantage both professionally and personally. However Darcy McGuire is no pushover and romance inevitably gets in the way. Must Love Dogs: Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane) is a newly divorced woman cautiously rediscovering romance with the enthusiastic but often misguided help of her well-meaning family. As she braves a series of hilarious disastrous mis-matches and first dates Sarah begins to trust her own instincts again and learns that no matter what it's never a good idea to give up on love!
Peter Sellers's third go-around as the prideful but bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau in The Return of the Pink Panther is funny enough, but this 1975 Blake Edwards revival of the Sellers-Clouseau connection is a little weak in comparison to predecessors The Pink Panther and A Shot in the Dark (both made in 1964). Co-star Christopher Plummer actually gets some of the most interesting screen time as a retired cat burglar whom Clouseau accuses of getting back into the business. (If it sounds like there might be a To Catch a Thief vibe mixed in here, you're right.) Herbert Lom is hilarious as Clouseau's psychologically eroding boss, and Clouseau's ritualistic collisions with valet Cato (Burt Kwouk) are great examples of Edwards' delicious comic timing. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
A box-set containing these three classic British War Films! Angels One Five (1952): This low-key intelligent Second World War drama attempts to show the reality of service life during the Battle of Britain. Director George More O'Ferrall draws on his first-hand knowledge of the subject gained during wartime RAF service to probe the emotions behind the British stiff upper lip. It was a big hit in its day and is still worth the time now. The Dam Busters (1955): Based on the true story during World War Two in which low level Bombers from England attempt to destory a key German industrial target. With the invention of an ingenious weapon they drop bombs into reservoirs in the Ruhr water system causing destructive floods. Aces High (1976): Based around a young officer who has come straight from school to fight on the Western Front against the Germans. However the regiment he joins of Green Pilots does not have a good life expectancy.
A Hazard of Hearts, dramatised for television in 1987, could hardly be a better demonstration of Barbara Cartland's unique status as the most critically reviled, yet widely read, romantic novelist. The qualities which feed both points of view are present in abundance. There are the certainties of a wafer-thin plot: vulnerable but plucky young heiress falls on hard and tragic times, sails through mortal danger and escapes the clutches of lecherous older man, chastity intact, before claiming enigmatic and devastatingly handsome Lord for her own at the last minute. There are the pantomime characters, atrocious dialogue-by-numbers, set-piece scenes involving duels and smugglers, tight breeches and heaving bosoms. Produced by Lew Grade and the team behind The New Avengers and The Professionals, this is 90 minutes of camp hokum crammed to bursting point with stars clearly having the time of their lives. Helena Bonham Carter, her face like an earnest, worried raisin, is the heroine Serena, with Marcus Gilbert as her paramour. But Diana Rigg's evil Lady Harriet steals the show. To be watched without shame. On the DVD: A Hazard of Hearts is presented in 4:3 video format with a Dolby Digital stereo soundtrack which is splendid for Laurence Johnson's florid themes. The transfer has the appropriately soft-focus look and feel of a 1980s miniseries. The stately home settings certainly provide a sense of quality, but the disc has no extras. --Piers Ford
Winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director the beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical based on the lives of the Von Trapp Family singers will inspire and entertain young and old alike. When postulate Maria (Julie Andrews) proves a bit too high-spirited for Mother Abbess and the other nuns Mother Abbess arranges for Maria to become governess to the seven unruly Von Trapp children before joining the order. Captain Von Trapp (Christopher Plummer) a widowed naval officer who educates his children with military discipline prescribes stern child-raising but Maria wins the children over with her natural warmth and kindness and teaches them to sing. Only one thing threatens the happiness and laughter that Maria has brought into the Von Trapp household: the threat of Nazi occupation in Austria.
Titles Comprise:An American Tail In Don Bluth's animated fable An American Tail, when a mouse family leaves Russia and emigrates to America, they believe the New World is a land without cats. The film, a heartfelt homage to the countless real stories of immigrants who came to the United States at the turn of the 20th century, follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel (Phillip Glasser), the family's innocent son who ends up arriving alone in New York only to have to stay clear of the cats he thought he'd never see again.An American Tail 2: Fieval Goes WestLook out pardners, there's a new mouse in town!Some time after the Mousekewitz's have settled in America, they find that they are still having problems with the threat of cats. That makes them eager to try another home out in the west, where they are promised that mice and cats live in peace. Unfortunately, the one making this claim is an oily con artist named Cat R. Waul who is intent on his own sinister plan. Unaware of this, the Mousekewitz's begin their journey west, while their true cat friend, Tiger, follows intent on following his girlfriend gone in the same direction.An American Tail 3: The Treasure Of Manhattan Island:Fievel the Mouse returns in the third installment in the An American Tail series. Fievel (voice of Thomas Dekker) and his friend Tony Toponi find a map that they believe points to a treasure buried somewhere beneath Old New York, and the plucky rodent is determined to find it. However, what he discovers under the city is a tribe of Native American mice who were driven underground by prejudiced European immigrants. Fievel makes new friends with the outcasts, and he comes to realize that they have the same right to live freely in America as anyone else.
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