""Everything in Salem's Lot is connected to that house. You can see it from every part of the town. It's like a beacon throwing off an energy force."" - Ben Mears (David Soul) At last! Salem's Lot the 1979 horror mini-series from 1979 gets the much-desired DVD treatment. Based on Stephen King's terrifying vampire novel Tobe Hooper's cult movie is a supernatural journey into the strange world of the titular town and its oddball inhabitants. Ben Mears (Soul) returns to
Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul) fascinated with an old hilltop house; a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) whose expertise goes beyond bric-a-brac; and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in Salem's Lot - a blood-curdling shocker based on Stephen King's novel and directed by Tobe Hooper (Poltergeist).
The complete collection of undercover adventures with Starsky and Hutch as they use their iconic Gran Torino to bust criminals following tip-offs from coolest informer on the streets Huggy Bear... Features all four series spread over 20 discs. For episode listings please refer to the individual series'
The complete third season of undercover adventures with Starsky and Hutch as they use their iconic Gran Torino to bust criminals following tip-offs from coolest informer on the streets Huggy Bear... Episodes comprise: 1. Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (1) 2. Starsky & Hutch on Playboy Island (a.k.a. Murder on Voodoo Island) (2) 3. Fatal Charm 4. I Love You Rosey Malone 5. Murder Ward 6. Death in a Different Place 7. The Crying Child 8
This first sequel to Dirty Harry was written by a couple of strong voices, writer-directors Michael Cimino (The Deer Hunter) and John Milius (Farewell to the King). But that doesn't mean the film is particularly good. After Don Siegel's ferociously dark style in the first movie, Ted Post's blocky, television-ish direction in Magnum Force is a huge letdown. The story doesn't win any prizes, either. Eastwood's San Francisco detective Harry Callahan (apparently having retrieved his badge after throwing it away at the end of Dirty Harry) takes on a vigilante squad within the city's police force. David Soul is pretty convincing as the major spokesman for these right-wing avengers. Eastwood, on the other hand, had already turned Callahan from fascinating outsider in Siegel's film to purveyor of tough-guy shtick in this one. --Tom Keogh
Dirty" Harry Callahan was one of the first screen characters to embody contemporary fears about crime--and the uncompromising response to it that much of the audience would liked to have seen. Clint Eastwood's laconic rogue cop became an instant screen icon; his catchphrases ("Do you feel lucky?", "Make my day") were and still are endlessly quoted, and he even inspired a futuristic comic-strip counterpart in the person of Judge Dredd. Made at the time when the real "Zodiac" serial killer was terrorising San Francisco, the original Dirty Harry struck a frighteningly realistic note in 1971: aside from Eastwood, director Don Siegel's taught, pacey direction, Lalo Schifrin's nervy jazz score and Andrew Robinson's cackling psycopath "Scorpio" all make a strong impact. Such was the film's success that it gave rise to no less than four sequels, none of which are its equal but all of which get by on the charisma of Eastwood's anti-hero, even when he's increasingly trapped by the character's one-dimensional persona. This five-disc box set contains all the "Harry" movies: Dirty Harry (1971); Magnum Force (1973, with David Soul as a vigilante bike cop); The Enforcer (1976, with Tyne "Lacey" Daly as Harry's new and reluctant partner); Sudden Impact (1983, the weakest of the lot costarring Eastwood's then-partner Sondra Locke) and The Dead Pool (1988, a surprisingly upbeat end to the series). --Mark Walker
Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Ken 'Hutch' Hutchinson (David Soul) are plainclothes cops patrolling the streets of an unnamed American city (portrayed by Los Angeles) in a 1973 red Grand Torino. Dark-haired Starsky, who has an unflagging appetite and a quick quip for any situation, and tall, blond, Hutch, who is more soulful and serious, are not just partners on the job, they are also close friends. But their unorthodox methods are endlessly frustrating for their boss, Captain Dobey (Bernie Hamilton). The duo has a powerful ally on the street, however, in Huggy Bear (Antonio Fargas), a shady character who proves Starsky and Hutch with plenty of inside information.
Based on the novel by Agatha Christie a posh 1937 tour of the holy land turns murderous when a malicious malevolent matriarch (Piper Laurie) is mysteriously poisoned. Each of her fellow tourists had the means and the motive to kill her and any of them would have enjoyed plunging the lethal hypodermic syringe into Mrs. Boynton's fleshy arm. It's up to nimble-witted Belgian detective Poirot (Peter Ustinov) to discover whodunit.
Triumph tragedy and trailer trash! Filmed in the West End's Cambridge theatre the award-winning controversy-courting Jerry Springer: The Opera stars David Soul as you've never seen him before! America's favourite talk show host suffers his worst day ever at the office when faced with everyone from trailer trash to transsexuals - unmissable!
A group of renegade San Francisco law enforcers are using policing methods which even hardened Detective Harry Callahan considers to be beyond the pale. As drugs bosses pimps and other street low-life drop like flies Callahan is assigned to track down the loose cannon cops who have decided to take the law into their own hands. Sequel to 'Dirty Harry' with a script co-written by a young Michael Cimino (director of 'The Deer Hunter' and 'Heaven's Gate').
How far would you go to unlock the truth? Set in Cairo during World War II, The Key to Rebecca follows a German spy as he tries to infiltrate the British high command during General Rommel's advance on Egypt. The stakes are high as the relentless struggle for victory is at hand. Based on the best-selling novel.
In the rough-and-tumble, wildly entertaining world of Starsky & Hutch, impatient cops--anxious to join a foot race in pursuit of a villain--throw themselves out of moving vehicles and roll to a bruising stop. Undercover detectives Dave Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and Ken "Hutch" Hutchinson (David Soul), hardly imbued with the powers of Spider-Man, routinely scale walls, hop from rooftop to rooftop, and fling themselves down steep hillsides to stop bad guys from doing what bad guys do. Years later Hill Street Blues would redefine the cop genre as a mesh of overlapping storylines and workaday frustrations, but Aaron Spelling's iconic 70s show portrays LA's finest as madly heroic creatures of reckless determination and physicality. This first season is also startlingly brutal for a primetime US showit was later significantly toned down, much to the regret of fanswhile maintaining a delightful, often incongruous, self-deprecating humour. From the series pilot on, partners and best pals Starsky and Hutch work a fine line between predator and prey, relentlessly pursuing suspects while also snared by crime chieftains or short-sighted superiors. In "The Fix", Hutch's secret romance with the former girlfriend of a mafia boss (Robert Loggia) results in the lawman's kidnapping and forced addiction to heroin. Similarly, in "A Coffin for Starsky", a mad chemist injects the wisecracking cop with a slow-acting but lethal poison. "Jo-Jo", written by Michael Mann, finds our guys at loggerheads with federal officers over a dumb deal the G-Men make with a serial rapist. The 23 episodes in this set are all fun, if sometimes shocking, viewing. Expect each character to take as much abuse as he dishes out. Still, the comic sight of Starsky and Hutch (in "Death Notice") trying to conduct business amid busy strippers is well worth the surrounding violence. --Tom Keogh
Starsky & Hutch: The Complete Second Season proves the 1970s series, in its sophomore year, both codified its earliest strengths while continuing to evolve into a sharper, wittier and often darker show. Contributing to those improvements were the stars themselves: David Soul (who plays maverick police detective, intellectual and health nut Ken Hutchinson) and Paul Michael Glaser (as Hutch's more impulsive, junk-food-junkie partner Dave Starsky), each of whom directed exemplary episodes in the second series. The series' creators also struck a more entertaining balance between the comic and dramatic possibilities inherent in Starsky and Hutch's bluntly honest, fraternal relationship. A number of stories placed the guys in intentionally funny undercover situations: as garish gamblers in the two-part opener "The Las Vegas Strangler"; entertainment directors (named Hack and Zack) on a luxury cruise ship in "Murder at Sea"; gigolo-like dance aficionados in the playfully-titled "Tap Dancing Her Way Right Back into Your Hearts"; and, most amusingly, stunt men in "Murder on Stage 17". Those are all good shows, and the duo often bicker within them, to great comic effect, like an old married couple. But it's the relentlessly tougher episodes that prove each character's mettle and demonstrate the depth of Starsky and Hutch's mutual trust. Among these is the powerful "Gillian", in which Starsky discovers Hutch's classy new girlfriend is a prostitute and breaks the news to his shattered friend. Somewhat lighter but just as revealing is "Little Girl Lost", starring a young Kristy McNichol as an orphaned street urchin whom Hutch, lately in a misanthropic, anti-Christmas mood, takes into his home. Glaser's directorial debut, the harrowing "Bloodbath", gives Soul a lot of room for an intensely physical and psychological performance as Hutch scurries to find his kidnapped partner. Soul returns the favour with "Survival", in which Starsky desperately seeks his missing pal, trapped and slowly dying beneath a car wreck. All in all, a very good series, with (of course) Antonio Fargas still sharp as sidekick Huggy Bear. --Tom Keogh
Salem's Lot (1979) - Sinister events bring together a writer (David Soul), a suave antiques dealer (James Mason) and the dealer's mysterious, pale-skinned partner (Reggie Nalder) in this bloodcurdling shocker. The Shining (1980) - Jack Nicholson plays Jack Torrance, a writer acting as off-season caretaker for the Overlook Hotel with his wife (Shelley Duvall) and son (Danny Lloyd), in this ghostly time warp of madness and murder. Stephen King's IT (1990) - Seven children face an unthinkable horror which appears in various forms, including murderous clown Pennywise (Tim Curry). Years later, those who survived vow to stop a new killing spree, this time for good. Extras: Salem's Lot - Commentary and Trailer The Shining - Commentary, Making-of Documentary with Optional Commentary, Three Featurettes and a Trailer. Stephen King's IT - Commentary
Shag and Jean Williams spend 20 years of savings to build the ideal suburban home only to find they're not the only ones living in it Their housing development was built on an old graveyard called Black Hope! Based on a true story.
Based on a true story Farewell (aka L'Affaire Farewell) documents one of the most astounding tales of espionage to come out of the Cold War. Directed by Academy Award nominated Christian Carion (Merry Christmas) Farewell features a stellar cast including award-winning actor/director Emir Kusturica (Black Cat White Cat The Good Thief) award-winning actor/director Guillaume Canet (Tell No One Little White Lies) and award-winning actress Alexandra Maria Lara (The Reader Control). The film also stars Willem Dafoe (Antichrist Spiderman 3) David Soul (Jerry Springer: The Opera) and Fred Ward (Short Cuts Management). In 1981 Colonel Grigoriev (Emir Kusturica) of the KGB (real name Vladimir Vetrov) disenchanted with what the communist ideal has become under Brezhnev decides he is going to change the world. Discreetly he makes contact with a French engineer working for Thompson in Moscow Pierre (Guillaume Canet) and little by little passes on documents to him - mainly concerning the United States - information which would constitute the most important Cold War espionage operation known to date. During a period of two years French President Francois Mitterrand (Philippe Magnan) was to personally vet the documents supplied by this source in Moscow to whom the French Secret Service gave the codename 'Farewell'.
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An Olympic gold medalist escapes to freedom in the US only to be tracked down by his sadistic ex-coach.
Whitney Airforce Base 10.30 hours: Shadow Delta One prepares for take off on a routine mission. 11.56 hours: Blanco Vista Marine Airbase picks up three blips pacing Shadow Delta One. A squadron of Marine Jets is scrambled to investigate but both they and the UFO's disappear when they are about to make contact. What follows is a tense drama to discover the truth...
A collection of spine-tingling horror tales from the pen of bestselling horror novelist Stephen King... Salem's Lot - 2 Discs (Dir. Tobe Hooper 1979): Ben Mears (David Soul) returns to his hometown Salem's Lot to complete work on his latest novel but finds himself increasingly disturbed by the object of his attention Mr Straker's (James Mason) mansion house which terrified Ben as a child. It seems that the residents have been acting up and some have even gone missing; all of which coincides with the arrival of Mr Straker and his mysteriously anonymous business partner Mr Barlow to Salem's Lot. Ben vows to get to the bottom of the disappearances and confront his childhood fears... It - 1 Disc (Dir. Tommy Lee Wallace 1990): A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again they would come back to Derry to do battle again... Storm of the Century - 2 Discs (Dir. Craig R. Baxley 1999): From Stephen King the best-selling novelist of all time comes the terrifying tale of a town besieged by evil. The inhabitants of a picturesque sleepy little town on a small island off the coast of Maine find themselves completely cut off from the rest of the world when they are hit by the worst storm of the century. As Snow steadily buries everything familiar terror arrives in the form of an evil stranger. As streets disappear and an eerie darkness envelops the town a series of bizarre murders creates a nightmare of fear. With no help coming from the outside world and no end to the storm in sight the towns folk are forced to take drastic action before it's too late... The Shining - 2 Discs (Dir. Mick Garris 1997): A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. TV miniseries remake of Stanley Kubrick's classic chilling 1980 film. Rose Red - 2 Discs (Dir. Craig R. Baxley 2002): The chilling tale of Dr. Joyce Reardon (Nancy Travis) an obsessed psychology professor who commissions a team of psychics and a gifted 15 year old autistic girl Annie Wheaton to literally wake up a supposedly dormant haunted mansion: Rose Red. Their efforts unleash myriad spirits and uncover horrifying secrets of the generations who have lived and died there... Diary of Ellen Rimbauer - 1 Disc (Dir. Craig R. Baxley 2003): This series is a prequel to the Stephen King mini-series Rose Red. At the turn of the twentieth century Ellen Rimbauer (Lisa Brenner) the young bride of charming Seattle industrialist John Rimbauer (Steven Brand) began keeping a remarkable diary. This diary became the secret place where Ellen could confess her anxieties about her new marriage express her confusion over her emerging sexuality and contemplate the nightmare that her life was becoming. The diary also follows the construction of the Rimbauer mansion Rose Red an enormous home that would be the site of so many horrific and inexplicable tragedies in the years ahead. Due in part so it seems to a murder that took place during its construction. After Ellen's daughter vanishes John's philandering ways and violent tendencies aggravate her desperation...
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