It's Nanny Hettie to the rescue when British Intelligence Agent Lord Southmere is captured by Chinese agent Hnup Wan. Hettie is the only one who knows Southmere's secret: he has stolen a piece of top-secret microfilm from a Chinese warlord and hidden it in the skeleton of a dinosaur in a London museum. Aided by a small army of fellow nannies Hettie saves the day by foiling Wan and his gang.
The complete obscurity of Avanti is a cinematic injustice that needs to be rectified. Jack Lemmon and director Billy Wilder made their share of hits together (Some Like It Hot and The Apartment, for starters), but this wry, melancholy comedy was completely out of touch with its time (which recalls a Wilder one-liner from the 1970s: "Who the hell would want to be in touch with these times?"). It may have flopped badly in 1972, but it wears well in retrospect. Lemmon plays a jerk American businessman called to Italy to pick up the body of his father, who died while enjoying a secret (and, it turns out, annual) liaison with a mistress. With the help of a delightful Englishwoman (Juliet Mills) who happens to be the daughter of the "other woman", Lemmon finds himself stepping in a few of dad's footsteps, and falling under the sway of the beguiling Italian atmosphere. It's a very leisurely movie, but that's part of the effect. Clive Revill delivers a gem of a performance as a heroic hotel manager, and Juliet Mills (sister of Hayley, daughter of Sir John) had her finest screen hour here. As a director, Wilder spent much of his early career camouflaging his romantic streak under a cynical front; here, despite many acerbic touches and the presence of death as the central plot device, the romance is in full flower under the rich Italian sun. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com
When a beautiful woman claims that her dear husband has disappeared the investigation takes Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) and Dr. Watson (Colin Blakely) to Scotland where - to their surprise - they uncover a plot involving clandestine society Her Majesty's Secret Service... and the Loch Ness Monster! But before he can deduce matters to the elementary Holmes makes an error that may jeopardize the national safety of Britain... and ruin his reputation!
A policeman is shot dead and two South London boys stand accused of his murder. The verdict and the sentence passed the crime. Both the verdict and the sentence were subsequently quashed. This is the case that shocked the nation.
More Magic. More Adventure. More Pixie Dust. Walt Disney's original classic Peter Pan In Return To Never Land is filled with wonder, imagination - and plenty of pixie dust. Join Tinker Bell, Peter Pan and the Lost Boys, and meet Jane, Wendy's ever-so-practical daughter, who's outgrown her mother's tales of pirates and pixies - until Captain Hook whisks her away to Never Land. The crafty pirate sets in motion a plot to capture Peter and Tink, whose light is fading fast because Jane doesn't believe in fairies. Now, only Jane, the first-ever Lost Girl, can save them - but first she must call upon faith, trust and pixie dust. Filled with enchantment and adventure, Peter Pan In Return To Never Land features wondrous Fairies scenes, where you'll step into Tinker Bell's tiny, shimmering world and discover Magical Fairies Moments. Special Features: I'll Try Music Video Performed by Jonatha Brooke Where Jane and Hook Meet for the First Time Gift for Tink I'll Try Hook's Song: I'll Give You One Guess Second Star to the Right Lullaby
A team consisting of a physicist his wife a young female psychic and the only survivor of the previous visit are sent to the notorious Hell House to prove or disprove survival after death. Previous visitors have either been killed or gone mad and it is up to the team to survive a full week in isolation and solve the mystery of Hell House...
A group of psychic investigators steel their nerves and make ready to visit Hell House, an old haunted mansion which has already seen off one team of researchers. Entering its foreboding walls, they determine to reveal the house's secrets - but they will have to broach the very limits of madness before they do so.
Peter Sellers stars as the bumbling Captain Dick Scratcher, a high seas pirate, Peter Boyle, Spike Milligan and Antony Franciosa lend their comedic talents in their search for buried treasure! Dreaming of untold riches and a harem of curvaceous woman, Scratcher and his roguish buccaneer band set sail for Treasure Island. But Captain Scratcher's quest for riches runs into a little snag - Ras Mohammed's ghost. A chest of loot worth a King's ransom lies buried beneath the ex-pirates remains! He fiercely protects his precious stash; and he doesn't take kindly to conniving grave robbers.... A riotous romp, GHOST IN THE NOONDAY SUN follows in the slapstick tradition of Monty Python and Benny Hill. It's a treasure of laughs that's sure to keep you in stitches!
20 000 Leagues Under The Sea (Dir. Richard Fleischer 1955): An adventure based on Jules Verne's prophetic novel.... Climb aboard the Nautilus and into a strange undersea world of spellbinding adventure! Kirk Douglas Paul Lukas and Peter Lorre star as shipwrecked survivors taken captive by the mysterious Captain Nemo brilliantly portrayed by James Mason. Wavering between genius and madness Nemo has launched a deadly crusade across the seven seas. But can the captive crew expose his evil plan before he destroys the world? Disney's brilliant Academy Award-winning (1955) adaptation of Jules Verne's gripping tale makes 20 000 Leagues Under The Sea a truly mesmerizing masterpiece! Swiss Family Robinson (Dir. Ken Annakin 1960): A family fleeing from the despotic regime of Napoleon is chased off course by a band of pirates. They are then shipwrecked on a tropical island where they begin a new and adventurous life. Based on the book by Johann Wyss. One Of Our Dinosaurs (Dir. Robert Stevenson 1975): It's Nanny Hettie to the rescue when British Intelligence Agent Lord Southmere is captured by Chinese agent Hnup Wan. Hettie is the only one who knows Southmere's secret: he has stolen a piece of top-secret microfilm from a Chinese warlord and hidden it in the skeleton of a dinosaur in a London museum. Aided by a small army of fellow nannies Hettie saves the day by foiling Wan and his gang.
Michael Caine stars as an espionage agent whose young son is kidnapped. Complicating matters is the fact that the kidnappers (John Vernon and Delphine Seyrig) are Caine's own colleagues. They want to secure Caine's aid in rounding up a diamond smuggling ring and they don't care who they have to hurt to do so. He agrees to go along all the while searching for his missing son. Janet Suzman co-stars as Caine's estranged wife who is compelled to join him in his search.
Directed by Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit), The Thief and the Cobbler began production in 1968, so it actually predates 1992's Aladdin. Also known as The Princess and the Cobbler and Arabian Knight, Fred Calvert completed the film after Williams lost the rights to his dream project. Narrated by Matthew Broderick as Tack the Cobbler, the CinemaScope-shot story takes place in ancient Baghdad. When Tack upsets Zigzag the Vizier (Vincent Price), the wizard drags him off to the royal castle, where Princess Yum Yum (Jennifer Beals) falls for the bashful boy and saves him from execution. Unfortunately, Zigzag plans to marry the princess in order to succeed her father, King Nod (Clive Revill). The Thief (Jonathan Winters), meanwhile, is more interested in gold than love and takes off with the protective orbs topping the palace. Together Tack and Yum Yum attempt to retrieve them in order to prevent Zigzag and the One-Eye army from conquering the city. Featuring fanciful hand-drawn animation, which borders on Yellow Submarine-style surrealism.
A lavish 1982 production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera in which Nanki-Poo the son of the Mikado escaping a distasteful marriage arrives in the town of Titipu disguised as a musician...
The Little Prince adapted from the poetic touching and much-loved allegory by the French pilot and explorer Antoine de Saint-Exupery is a feature-length tale of a pilot who crashes in the Sahara Desert and meets an enchanting young boy who comes from an Asteroid somewhere in outer-space. This ultimately sad but touching observation on life features some beautiful desert landscapes intergalactic flashbacks and great cameos from Gene Wilder and Bob Fosse.
An all new original Peter Sellers DVD gifting set. The set features 4 DVDs in a slipcase and includes his 1974 comedy The Great McGonagall set in Victorian times, a story of the world s greatest poet William Topaz McGonagall, also starring Spike Milligan. The 1969 classic comedy The Magic Christian starring Ringo Starr, Richard Attenborough, Christopher Lee and Spike Milligan. The film features original music by Paul McCartney. The 1973 comedy that Sellers did his utmost to prevent being released Ghost in the Noonday Sun starring Peter Boyle and Spike Milligan. And finally the 1979 adventure comedy The Prisoner of Zenda also starring Lionel Jeffries and Elke Sommer.
Gilbert And Sullivan's Pirates Of Penzance: Having mistakenly been sent as an apprentice to pirates young Frederic is happy to leave his indentures on his 21st birthday. Falling in love with the beautiful Mabel one of the many daughters of Major-General Stanley he decides to marry. However the pirates are all to keen to marry the rest of Stanley's daughters! A spectacular interpretation of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic! Gilbert And Sullivan's Mikado: A lavish 1982 production of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera in which Nanki-Poo the son of the Mikado escaping a distasteful marriage arrives in the town of Titipu disguised as a musician... Gilbert And Sullivan's HMS Pinafore: A sailor falls for the captain's daughter. They become thwarted in their attempt to keep their love alive but a strange twist in the tale offers these lovers another chance... A thrilling adaptation of Gilbert and Sullivan's opera.
Rodya a student in 19th century Russia believes himself to be an extraordinary person and because of this greatness to have the right to commit any crime for the good of society and remain unpunished. To this end he murders a corrupt pawnbroker and his innocent sister who accidentally witnesses the vile act. Rodya avoids immediate prosecution but descends into a gnawing agonizing clutches of guilt and finally to the hands of justice. This is Dostoevsky's classic tale of murder suspense and consequence; how one man's selfish act changes his own life and the lives of everyone close to him.
Samson is the Israelites only defence against their Philistine oppressors. Delilah beautiful and treacherous plans his destruction forcing him to fight for his life and the future of his people.
A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time...
Peter Pan: Walt Disney's 14th animated masterpiece bursts with fantasy adventure and pixie dust! The magic begins when the boy who ""never grows up"" flies through the Darlings' nursery window in search of his lost shadow. Accompanied by his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell Peter teaches Wendy John and Michael to fly and they're off to the ""second star to the right"" and straight ahead to Never Land! Before they know it they're knee-deep in high-flying battle with swashbuckling pirates led by Peter's archenemy Captain Hook whose time is nearly up against a ticktocking crocodile. From the stunning starlit London skies to the glorious first sight of Never Land including the memorable songs ""You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly!"" ""Following The Leader "" and ""A Pirate's Life For Me "" Peter Pan defines Disney Magic reminding us all again and again that childhood dreams live forever. Return to Neverland: The magical enchantment of Peter Pan is back! Peter Pan Tinker Bell the Lost Boys Captain Hook and Smee return - and you'll meet Jane Wendy's skeptical daughter who has outgrown her mother's childhood tales of Peter Pan. Jane no longer believes in magic or fairy tales. But when Captain Hook's pirate ship swoops down upon London and carries Jane off to Never Land her imagination is set free by Peter Pan himself! The crafty pirate sets a trap for Peter Pan and Tink and only Jane can help. It is up to her to call upon ""faith trust and pixie dust"" to take flight to save Peter and all of Never Land. Featuring marvelous animation all-new music and high-flying adventure from start to finish Return to Neverland is fantastic Disney fun for the young and young at heart. You'll want to return to Never Land again and again!
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