A stylish British drama which studies love and life in a depressed industrial town in Northern England. Deborah Kerr stars in this vividly characterised story of a penniless family struggling through the depression years. Kerr is a mill girl in love with Evans who loses his job and refuses to marry her on ""dole money"". He is killed in a demonstration against conditions and unemployment so Kerr marries an old bookie she doesn't love in order to get jobs for her father and brother. Thi
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Honeymooning in Bavaria, Gerald and Marianne Harcourt experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna, owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village, invites them to dinner and the couple are persuaded to go.Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove disastrous as they become unwittingly embroiled with this company of vampires who seek to initiate them into thier diabolical creed. When the pair attend a masked ball at the chateau a few days later things start to go eerily wrong when Gerald begins to feel faint and Marianne disappears only to later return in front of a ceremony of gowned vampires and announced as their new disciple.
Viking brothers Rolfe (Widmark) and Orm (Russ Tamblyn) steal the Norse king's funeral ship, as well as his beautiful daughter Gerda (Beba Loncar), and head off in search of the fabled 'Mother of Voices,' a huge solid-gold bell and battle a maelstrom, a mutinous crew and vengeful Moorish troops...
Designed as an offshoot from the legendary Armchair Theatre Out of this World was devised by television colossus Sydney Newman (Doctor Who The Avengers) and Irene Shubik (The Wednesday Play Rumpole of the Bailey) in 1962 to present the science fiction genre at its intelligent best to an adult audience. An anthology series produced by Leonard White dramatising the cream of literary science fiction from such writers as Isaac Asimov Clifford Simak and Philip K. Dick and using the considerable scriptwriting talents of Clive Exton Leon Griffiths and Terry Nation the show was a tremendous success paving the way for Irene Shubik’s later classic series Out of the Unknown. Hosted by veteran actor Boris Karloff each episode explored every aspect of the genre – from satire to suspense from tense drama to sparkling comedy with the greatest flair and invention that Sixties television could provide. This long awaited release presents the only surviving episode an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s Little Lost Robot with Maxine Audley as the formidable ‘robopsychologist’ Susan Calvin. Also included are two audio recordings of otherwise lost episodes – Impostor By Philip K Dick dramatised by Terry Nation who devised the Daleks for Doctor Who the following year and Cold Equations Tom Godwin’s suspenseful tale featuring a very young Jane Asher the impeccable Peter Wyngarde and a screenplay by Clive Exton. Exton’s script for John Wyndhams’ The Dumb Martian which heralded the series is also included to download.
Features: Censoring the Werewolf --A new 13-minute documentary directed by Hammer Films historian Marcus Hearn. The Making of Curse of the Werewolf with interviews with Catherine Feller Yvonne Romain Mike Hill Don Mingaye Margaret Robinson Jimmy Sangster. Lycanthropy:The Beast in All of Us. Stills Gallery
Cat-and-mouse spy thriller from 1952 that unites FBI man George Raft with MI5 woman Sally Gray on the trail of an international kidnapping ring. Top nuclear scientists around the world have been mysteriously disappearing. When aircraft engineer Steve Rossi (George Raft) vanishes at the airport shortly after landing in London, Scotland Yard are alerted. In fact Rossi has disappeared intentionally. He's an undercover FBI agent assigned to track down the brains behind an international kidnappi...
A young composer and pianist Olwen Trevelyan troubled and sleepless over her inability to finish the final notes of her composition falls to her death from the cliffs of Cornwall. As years pass Olwen's sister Julia obsessively keeps her memory alive. The young composer gains posthumous fame because of her tragic death and her haunting unfinished composition The Dream of Olwen. 25 years later still mourning the death of her composer sister Julia believes she has returned reincarnated in an amnesiac woman who chances upon her house seeking help... Contains the haunting music The Dream of Olwen composed by Charles Williams.
The Power Game's Clifford Evans gives a strong performance as a man on the run in this suspenseful wartime drama co-starring Patricia Roc, David Farrar and William Hartnell. Written and directed by Lawrence Huntington, Suspected Person is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.After a $50,000 heist in New York, two of the suspected robbers walk free from the courtroom and they waste no time in heading to London in search of the missing loot. This means bad news for their former accomplice Jim Raynor, who has the money hidden away not least because they're not the only ones on his tail; Scotland Yard is also on the case...SPECIAL FEATURE:Image GalleryOriginal script PDF
This box set features the entire third series of the classic British Television drama Inspector Morse. Episodes comprise: 1. The Ghost In The Machine: Valuable erotic paintings are stolen from the stately home of Lord Hanbury and his disappearance is soon investigated by Morse... 2. The Last Enemy: A body is found in the canal and the only clue to its identity points to a connection with one of the Oxford colleges. When Morse discovers that intense riva
In 18th Century Spain a small village is ruled over by an evil Marquis. A beggar goes to the castle of this unfair ruler and asks for a small amount of bread and is consequently humiliated and jailed. He is soon forgotten and becomes more animal than human the only contact he has with humanity is through the mute servant girl who feeds him . When the servant girl is thrown into the beggar's cell and raped in a fit of lustful rage she falls pregnant. After being released from the cell she escapes the castle and is taken in by the kind Alfredo Corledo. On Christmas Day Leon is born. His mother dies at birth and Corledo takes to raising the boy. Leon grows up to be a normal boy until age 6 when he begins to go missing at night and goats are reported savaged the next day. Leon is a werewolf a condition brought on by his traumatic heritage. However with love and attention the transformations can be fought and they are until Leon becomes a man. One full moon he again turns into a werewolf and terrifies the town.
ITV's famous boardroom drama from the 1960's starring Patrick Wymark Barbara Murray Clifford Evans Rosemary Leach Peter Barkworth Ian Holm and George Sewell. A spin-off from the earlier 'The Plane Makers' The Power Game made a star of Patrick Wymark as the now knighted Sir John Wilder the ruthless and power hungry executive who everybody loved to hate. The series captivated the viewing public in 1965 when first aired (one of the five most watched programme of 1966 when this first series ended) and again in 1985 when Channel 4 re-screened the saga at peak time on Saturday evenings. Episodes Comprise: 1. The New Boy 2. Lady for a Knight 3. Hagadan 4. The Politician 5. Point of Balance 6. Saturday's Women 7. The Switch 8. The Crunch 9. Late Via Rome 10. Persons and Papers 11. Trade Secrets 12. The Man With Two Hats 13. Confound Their Politics 14. Nothing's Free 15. Ambassador Status 16. Grounds for Decision 17. The Front Men 18. A Matter for Speculation 19. The Big View 20. The Dead Sea Fruit 21. The Chicken Run 22. Safe Conduct 23. The Side of the Angels 24. Tax Return 25. Where Do I Want to Go? 26. There's No Such Thing as a Dead Heat 27. One Via Zurich 28. The Big Nothing 29. The Outsider 30. The Goose Chase 31. Private Treaty 32. Without Prejudice 33. Cat is You. Bird is Me. 34. Standard Practice 35. The Heart Market 36. The New Minister 37. Drinks on Sunday 38. Triangles 39. Mergers
Honeymooning in Bavaria Gerald and Marianne Harcourt experience car trouble and are forced to spend a few days in a small remote village. Soon Doctor Ravna owner of the impressive chateau that sits imposingly above the village invites them to dinner and the couple are persuaded to go. Their association with Ravna and his charming beautiful family is to prove disastrous as they become unwittingly embroiled with this company of vampires who seek to initiate them into their diabolical creed. When the pair attend a masked ball at the chateau a few days later things start to go eerily wrong when Gerald begins to feel faint and Marianne disappears only to later return in front of a ceremony of gowned vampires and announced as their new disciple. Special Features: Commentary with Edward De Souza and Jennifer Daniel - Moderated by Peter Irving Original Trailer Stills Gallery
Wartime drama with a musical score by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. As Hitler's Blitzkrieg sweeps across the Low Countries in 1940, a squadron of Belgian pilots takes temporary shelter on a Flemish Farm. There, wounded pilot Fernard Matagne (Philip Friend) is nursed by farmer's daughter Trescha (Jane Baxter), and the two fall in love. But their relationship is doomed as Hitler's occupying forces advance and the squadron is ordered to return to England.
One of the most significant films ever made about the Troubles in Ireland, Ourselves Alone is a powerful story of love and conflicting loyalties set against the battle for Ireland's independence. It is featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements.Co-directed by Belfast-born Brian Desmond Hurst one of the twentieth century's most prolific and acclaimed directors Ourselves Alone (a translation of 'Sinn Fein') was banned in Northern Ireland on its release in 1936, but with sympathetic performances from a strong cast the focus remains firmly on the human cost of conflict in uncertain times.1921: as nationalists battle with loyalist police and British Black and Tans, a young girl finds herself under terrible pressures; she is torn between loyalty to her brother, an IRA leader, her lover, a police inspector, and his rival, a British Army captain...SPECIAL FEATURES: Image gallery Commemorative booklet by Allan Esler Smith
As Hitlers Blitzkrieg sweeps across the Low Countries in early 1940, a squadron of Belgian pilots take temporary shelter with their aircraft on a Flemish Farm. Here, farmers daughter Trescha tends the wounded pilot Matagne and the two fall in love. When the decision comes to evacuate to RAF bases in England, Matagne secretly buries the Regimental Flag rather than destroy it as ordered. As the time comes to leave, Matagne has to be forced to go and leave his beloved Trescha. Now safe in England, he dreams of retrieving the Regimental Flag from underneath the noses of the invading Germans.
Originally banned by the British Board of Film Censors for being a very sordid story in very sordid surroundings', Love on the Dole, was made in 1941 at a time when social conditions had been radically changed by the Second World War. Set in 1930s Salford, at the height of the Great Depression, young Harry Hardcastle (Geoffrey Hibbert, In Which We Serve) and his sister Sally (Deborah Kerr, The King and I) fall victim to poverty and unemployment, meaning they need to make difficult decisions to survive. Although the film deals with the Depression, mass unemployment, poverty and riots, the film retains positivity by reinforcing the view that Britain and its working classes had survived incredible hardships and would conquer anything which faced them. Peppered with references to a new start and a better future, where everybody lends a hand the film is optimistic in its nod to the liberal democracy Britain had retained despite the war. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Walter Greenwood the film was much-praised by critics upon its release. Extras: New High Definition transfer Our Film (Harold French, 1942): Enthralling propaganda film contrasting the Russian home front with the British The Call for Arms (Brian Desmond Hurst, 1940): Government sponsored film about life at a munitions factory Island People (Paul Rotha, 1940): a film surveying of aspects of the British way of life, as seen through French eyes Illustrated booklet with new writing and full film credits
The Power Game - ATV's famous boardroom drama from the 1960s stars Patrick Wymark as John Wilder, the ruthless and power-hungry executive that everybody loves to hate. His adversarial relationship with his wife and colleagues in his fight for political power and one-upmanship set the template for many boardroom dramas to come. Wymark revelled in his role as the despicable Wilder, his strong and compelling characterisation encouraging equally high-calibre performances from co-stars Peter Barkworth, Clifford Evans, Barbara Murray, Jack Watling and Michael Jayston. Comprising all three complete series, this set will appeal to fans of high-quality drama and archive television. With both the second and third series not being seen since their original transmission, the majority of episodes have been transferred from film elements especially for this set. Special Features (Series Three): Man from Italy (mute) Alternative Main Titles and Promotion Promotional Trailers 35mm Title Footage (mute)
Cliff Gordon's celebrated play Choir Practice is brought vividly to life in fifties British comedy classic Valley of Song. Directed by Gilbert Gunn (Operation Bullshine, Girls At Sea), it stars some of British cinema's most beloved stars including Mervyn Johns (Scrooge), Clifford Evans (Curse of The Werewolf), and Maureen Swanson (A Town like Alice). Valley of Song tells the story of hapless small town boy Geraint Llewellyn. Having spent five years in London, Geraint returns to the quaint Welsh village where he grew up to fulfil the role of choirmaster within the local church. Having chosen Handel's Messiah for the choir's showcase piece, he inadvertently causes fierce rivalries to surface when trying to pick a soloist. The consequences of which are hilariously catastrophic and begin to affect the entire village. This choir may have the voices of angels, but they certainly don't have the patience to match. There are two young people who genuinely suffer through this state of affairs: Cliff and Olwen. They are in love but the feud threatens to tear them apart.
George Winter a self-made businessman and MP lets nothing get in the way of his climb to the top. Certain in his belief in the corruptible and foolish nature of others whenever Winter meets a competitor who can't be bought he destroys the man through methods both legal and underhanded. Then he meets his 'tenth man': a victim who refuses to be silenced by threat or bribery with the power to bring Winter's house of cards crashing down around him... Brian Desmond Hurst directs this masterly adaptation of W. Somerset Maugham's play which features a brilliant central performance by John Lodge as the ruthless investment broker who will stop at nothing to shore up his social and financial position with Antoinette Cellier as the woman he refuses to release from a loveless marriage. The Tenth Man is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio.
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