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Donald Pleasence: List of Movies, Films and TV Shows

  • The Barchester Chronicles [1982] The Barchester Chronicles | DVD | (02/10/2006) from £6.89  |  Saving you £18.10 (72.40%)  |  RRP £24.99

    The acclaimed 1982 BBC adaptation of Anthony Trollope's novels. The community of Barchester is shaken from its cosy complacency when a newspaper's crusade against the Church of England's practice of self-enrichment misfires. Overnight Rev. Harding (Donald Pleasence) becomes a pawn in a battle between his younger daughter's beau John Bold (David Gwillim) and his older daughter's husband. Little do they realise that the worst is yet to come until a regime change delivers Barcheste

  • Escape From New York [Blu-ray] [2018] Escape From New York | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £10.98  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    The year is 1997 and in a police state future the island of Manhattan has been turned into a maximum security prison. The rules are simple: once you're in, you don't come out. But when the President of the United States (Donald Pleasence) crash lands an escape pod into the centre of the city after fleeing a hijacked plane, a ruthless prison warden (Lee Van Cleef) bribes ex-soldier and criminal Snake Plisskin into entering the hazardous Manhattan and rescuing the distraught president from the twisted world of New York and from the demented clutches of its new ruler The Duke (Isaac Hayes) in John Carpenter's cyber-punk, action, suspense spectacular. Extras: Purgatory: Entering John Carpenter's ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Writer Nick Castle, cinematographer Dean Cundey, composer Alan Howarth, production designer Joe Alves, special visual effects artist/model maker Gene Rizzardi, production assistant David De Coteau, photographer Kim Gottleib-Walker, Carpenter biographer John Muir, visual effects historian Justin Humphreys, and music historian Daniel Schweiger. Snake Plissen: Man of Honor featurette from 2005 featuring interviews with John Carpenter and Debra Hill Intro by John Carpenter - an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Deleted Opening Sequence Snake's Crime with Optional Audio Commentary Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes Original Trailers Audio Commentary with actor Kurt Russell & director John Carpenter Audio Commentary with Producer Debra Hill and production designer Joe Alves Big Challenges in Little Manhatten: Visual effects featurette from 2015, features interviews with both Dennis Skotak, Director of Photography of Special VFX, and Robert Skotak, Unit Supervisor and Matte Artist I am Taylor - Interview with actor Joe Unger from 2015 Audio Commentary with actress Adrienne Barbeau & DOP Dean Cundey

  • Prince Of Darkness [Blu-ray] [2018] Prince Of Darkness | Blu Ray | (26/11/2018) from £3.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Beautifully restored on Blu-Ray this edition of Prince of Darkness includes an extra disc filled with extra features including a brand new documentary. Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Extras: Malevolent: Unearthing John Carpenter's PRINCE OF DARKNESS: A brand new feature-length documentary featuring interviews with Cinematographer Gary Kibbe, actor Peter Jason, actor Alice Cooper, composer Alan Howarth, script supervisor Sandy King, visual effects supervisor Robert Grasmere, stunt coordinator Jeff Imada, Carpenter biographer John Muir, film historian C. Courtney Joyner, music historian Daniel Schweiger and Producer Larry Franco Intro by John Carpenter an interview with director John Carpenter originally recorded for a French DVD release in 2003 Scene Analysis by John Carpenter - Director John Carpenter analyses key scenes from Prince of Darkness, in an interview from 2003 Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason Sympathy for the Devil: Interview with John Carpenter - from 2013 Horror's Halloween Hallowed Grounds with Sean Clark - a fun tour of the film's locations hosted by Sean Clark Trailer Photo gallery incl. Behind the Scenes

  • The Night Of The Generals (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray edition The Night Of The Generals (Eureka Classics) Blu-ray edition | Blu Ray | (13/05/2019) from £14.39  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Eureka Entertainment to release THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, a suspenseful WWII thriller starring Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, and a star-studded cast, presented for the first time ever on Blu-ray in the UK, taken from a stunning 4K restoration, as part of the Eureka Classics range from 13 May 2019, featuring a Limited Edition Collector's booklet [2000 copies ONLY]. Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif star in this powerful World War II thriller from director Anatole Litvak (The Snake Pit; Sorry, Wrong Number) about a Nazi general who becomes a serial killer. When a Polish prostitute is brutally murdered in Nazi-occupied Warsaw, her killer is identified only as a German general. For years the crime remains unsolved, until the killer strikes again, bringing this mesmerising mystery to an unforgettable finish. Also starring Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence and Christopher Plummer, and with a score by Maurice Jarre, The Night of the Generals is an all-star thriller from a master of the form, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its UK debut on Blu-ray. Blu-ray Features: 1080p presentation on Blu-ray, taken from a stunning 4K restoration Uncompressed LPCM audio (original mono presentation) Optional English subtitles Brand new and exclusive Audio Commentary by author Scott Harrison Original Theatrical Trailer Limited Edition Collector's booklet featuring new writing by author Scott Harrison [2000 copies ONLY].

  • Soldier Blue [1970] Soldier Blue | DVD | (08/09/2008) from £7.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (38.50%)  |  RRP £12.99

    Sometimes the truth is lost in battle. Honus Gent a U.S. soldier devoted to his duty and Cresta a white woman who had lived with the Cheyenne for two years are the only two survivors of a slaughter committed by the Cheyennes on a cavalry group. Together they are hoping to stay alive until they reach the cavalry's base camp. As they travel Honus feels a growing affection for Cresta but he is disgusted with her anti-American beliefs as she has more sympathy for Indians than for the U.S. government. They arrive at the cavalry outpost on the eve of an attack on a Cheyenne village where Honus will learn who has been telling him the truth.

  • Escape From New York [1981] Escape From New York | DVD | (04/08/2008) from £4.95  |  Saving you £6.00 (46.20%)  |  RRP £12.99

    1997. New York City is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Manhattan Island has become a maximum-security prison for three million criminals. When the American President's plane is hijacked and crashed on the island the President is taken hostage by gangland warlord 'The Duke'. Sent to the rescue is Snake Plissken (Kurt Russell) a former war hero now a convicted criminal. To ensure safe return of the President the police commissioner (Lee Van Cleef) has had tiny time bombs implanted in Plissken's neck: if he gets the President out within twenty four hours he gets a pardon; if not he gets blown to pieces...

  • Tales That Witness Madness [Blu-ray] Tales That Witness Madness | Blu Ray | (04/04/2016) from £6.95  |  Saving you £13.04 (65.20%)  |  RRP £19.99

  • The Caretaker (DVD + Blu-ray) The Caretaker (DVD + Blu-ray) | Blu Ray | (15/04/2019) from £7.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Whilst renovating his dilapidated home Aston (Robert Shaw) invites an irritable and devious vagrant (Donald Pleasence) to stay. But, when his ill-tempered brother Mick (Alan Bates) returns, an ominous yet darkly comic power struggle between the trio commences. A play that changed the face of modern theatre and made Harold Pinter's name, The Caretaker remains one of Pinter's most famous works. Featuring original production cast members Pleasence and Bates and sensitively directed by Clive Donner (Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush) and shot by Nicolas Roeg, this study of shared illusion, tragic dispossession and the fraternal bond of unspoken love, combines mesmerising performances and the magic of Pinter's dialogue into a spellbinding film. Special Features: Audio commentary by Alan Bates, Clive Donner and producer Michael Birkett (2002) Introduction by critic and author Michael Billington (2002, 6 mins) On Location with The Caretaker (1962, 5 mins): an extract from the TV series This Week in Britain From Play Into Film (2002, 15 mins): Michael Billington on the making of The Caretaker, using materials donated by Clive Donner to the BFI National Archive Other extras TBC **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with new essay by critic author Amy Simmons, writing by Michael Billington and full film credits

  • Halloween II [DVD] Halloween II | DVD | (10/10/2011) from £4.39  |  Saving you £1.60 (26.70%)  |  RRP £5.99

    A Halloween night of terrifying butchery; a convicted killer on the loose; a frenzied chase after an unstoppable murderer. These are the harrowing ingredients of the follow-up to John Carpenter's sensational hit. Once again, Michael Myers pursues the beautiful teenager Laurie and satisfies his blood lust with random slaughter: loving couples, a defenceless nurse, a luckless guard and many more fall prey to Myers as he wields axe, bread-knife and even medical syringe in his relentlessly violent quest.

  • Phenomena [DVD] Phenomena | DVD | (15/01/2018) from £9.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    From master of horror Dario Argento (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage) comes Phenomena one of his most eccentric and unique thrillers, featuring telepathic insects, maggots galore, and even a razor-wielding chimp! Jennifer Corvino (Jennifer Connelly, Labyrinth), daughter of a world-renowned movie star, arrives in the so-called Swiss Transylvania to attend an exclusive girls' school. However, a vicious killer is targeting the pupils, and sleepwalker Jennifer finds herself in the assassin's headlights when her nocturnal wanderings cause her to witness the death of a fellow pupil. Aided by paraplegic entomologist John McGregor (Donald Pleasence, Halloween) and her own uncanny ability to communicate telepathically with insects, Jennifer sets out to track down the killer before she herself becomes the latest victim Released in 1985, towards the end of Argento's decade-long golden age as a director, Phenomena co-stars Dalila Di Lazarro (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein), Patrick Bauchau (Clear and Present Danger) and Daria Nicolodi (Tenebrae), and features lush cinematography by Romano Albani (Inferno) and a pounding prog rock score by Goblin (Deep Red, Suspiria). Presented here in a sumptuous new 4K restoration of the film and with a newly created hybrid English/Italian audio track, this is the definitive release of Argento's creepy classic. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: ¢ Brand new 4K restoration of the full-length 116-minute Italian cut of the film from the original camera negative ¢ New 5.1 surround mix of the Italian soundtrack, derived from the original 4-channel Dolby Stereo elements ¢ New hybrid English/Italian soundtrack in lossless 5.1 and 2.0 stereo* ¢ Italian soundtrack in PCM 2.0 stereo ¢ English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack ¢ Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack ¢ New audio commentary by Troy Howarth, author of So Deadly, So Perverse: 50 Years of Italian Giallo Films ¢ Of Flies and Maggots, a new feature-length documentary including interviews with co-writer/producer/director Dario Argento, actors Fiore Argento, Davide Marotta, Daria Nicolodi and Fiorenza Tessari, co-writer Franco Ferrini, cinematographer Romano Albani, production manager Angelo Jacono, special optical effects artist Luigi Cozzi, special makeup effects artist Sergio Stivaletti, makeup artist Pier Antonio Mecacci, underwater camera operator Gianlorenzo Battaglia, and composers Claudio Simonetti and Simon Boswell ¢ Original Italian and English theatrical trailers ¢ Jennifer music video, directed by Dario Argento ¢ Rare Japanese vintage pressbook ¢ Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Candice Tripp * The 116-minute Italian cut features approximately six minutes of footage for which English audio does not exist. In these instances, the hybrid track reverts to Italian audio with English subtitles.

  • What A Carve Up [1961] What A Carve Up | DVD | (11/08/2008) from £6.46  |  Saving you £3.53 (35.30%)  |  RRP £9.99

    Ernie's Uncle Gabriel has just died but to claim his inheritance he must spend the night in the ancestral family home with the rest of his rather eccentric relatives. Ernie's imagination has been affected by his constant immersion in cheap horror novels but his wildest fears turn out to be justified when the guests begin to drop dead.

  • The Great Escape - Special Edition [1963] The Great Escape - Special Edition | DVD | (04/12/2006) from £3.49  |  Saving you £10.15 (50.80%)  |  RRP £19.99

    A stirring example of courage and the indomitable human spirit, for many John Sturges' The Great Escape is both the definitive World War II drama and the nonpareil prison escape movie. Featuring an unequalled ensemble cast in a rivetingly authentic true-life scenario set to Elmer Bernstein's admirable music (who writes contrapuntal march themes these days?), this picture is both a template for subsequent action-adventure movies and one of the last glories of Golden Age Hollywood. Reunited with the director who made him a star in The Magnificent Seven Steve McQueen gives a career-defining performance as the laconic Hilts, the baseball-loving, motorbike-riding "Cooler King". The rest of the all-male Anglo-American cast--Dickie Attenborough, Donald Pleasance, James Garner, Charles Bronson, David McCallum, James Coburn and Gordon Jackson--make the most of their meaty roles (though you have to forgive Coburn his Australian accent). Closely based on Paul Brickhill's book, the various escape attempts, scrounging, forging and ferreting activities are authentically realised thanks also to the presence on set of technical advisor Wally Flood, one of the original tunnel-digging POWs. Sturges orchestrates the climactic mass break out with total conviction, giving us both high action and very poignant human drama. Without trivialising the grim reality, The Great Escape thrillingly celebrates the heroism of men who never gave up the fight. On the DVD: The Great Escape special edition is indeed a special event. The anamorphic 2.35:1 picture is good if a tad grainy, and the remastered Dolby 5.1 soundtrack is a fitting vehicle for Elmer Bernstein's magnificent contribution. Accompanying the feature there's a reasonable cut-and-paste group commentary culled from interviews with various cast and crew, plus text trivia captions about the actors and the real-life camp. The second disc features a first-rate Granada TV documentary from 2001, "The Untold Story", which tells of both the escape itself and the subsequent post-war search for the Gestapo officers who butchered 50 of the 76 escapees. This has an appendix of further valuable interviews with survivors, and there's also an American making-of documentary, "Heroes Underground", which is good though annoyingly divided into separate chapters and featuring non-anamorphic clips from the film. Perhaps best of all though is the 25-minute life of American POW David Jones, "The Real Virgil Hilts", whose career both during and after the war is extraordinary and inspirational. A classic movie finally gets the DVD treatment it merits.--Mark Walker

  • Doctor Crippen [1962] Doctor Crippen | DVD | (25/06/2007) from £8.09  |  Saving you £1.90 (19.00%)  |  RRP £9.99

    The crime of the century! Was he really guilty? Donald Pleasence stars as Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen in this tale based on a true story. Was he really guilty of poisoning his wife?

  • You Only Live Twice [DVD] [1967] You Only Live Twice | DVD | (01/10/2012) from £6.07  |  Saving you £6.40 (49.30%)  |  RRP £12.99

    The fifth film in the Bond series, 'You Only Live Twice' unveils the sinister visage of Ernst Stavro Blofeld for the very first time!The film is also memorable for its incredible 400,000 set of Blofeld's Volcano operational base, complete with the rocket laucher, helicopter landing pad, monorail and massive shutter. Q's invention 'Little Nellie' - a one man miniature helicopter - also makes a big impact.An American space mission is interrupted when one of their capsules is literally swallowed up by what they suspect is a Russian spaceship. The Americans threaten to retaliate, but the British think otherwise. Everything depends on Bond as he goes undercover in Japan and discovers that Blofeld is the creator of these interceptor rockets...

  • Halloween 6 [DVD] Halloween 6 | DVD | (25/04/2011) from £5.19  |  Saving you £14.80 (74.00%)  |  RRP £19.99

    For pulse pounding suspense and relentless thrills nothing can match this DVD one of the most frightening chapters in the chilling 'Halloween' series! In one single horrifying night Michael Myers' masked reign of terror changed Halloween forever! Now six years after he was presumed dead in a fire Myers has returned to kill again and this time there's no escape! As the homicidal fury builds to a spine-tingling climax the long hidden secrets of the screen's most maniacal murderer are revealed.... with shocking results!

  • Prince Of Darkness [DVD] [2018] Prince Of Darkness | DVD | (26/11/2018) from £8.49  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    Deep in the basement of an abandoned church, once run by a sinister religious sect, lies a strange bottle of green liquid being investigated by a group of local theoretic physics students. But as the night draws in the students soon realise that the strange relic holds a dark and powerful force beyond their control. A force that could well be the essence of pure evil: the remains of Satan himself. Extras: Audio commentary with John Carpenter and Peter Jason

  • Fantastic Voyage [Blu-ray] [1966] Fantastic Voyage | Blu Ray | (04/11/2013) from £6.91  |  Saving you £5.01 (38.60%)  |  RRP £12.99

    An incredible journey through the inner workings of the human body is now even more spectacular in dazzling Blu-ray high definition! In this Academy Award -Winning sci-fi adventure starring Stephen Boyd Donald Pleasence and Raquel Welch an elite medical team in their state-of-the-art submarine the Proteus is shrunk down to microscopic size and injected into the bloodstream of an ailing scientist to save his life. Battling the body's powerful natural defences - as well as a saboteur in their midst - the crew is in a race against time to complete their mission before the miniaturization wears off!

  • Danger Man: The Complete Collection [DVD] Danger Man: The Complete Collection | DVD | (15/04/2019) from £63.99  |  Saving you £N/A (N/A%)  |  RRP £N/A

    A runaway success for ITC in the 1960s, Danger Man showcased a compelling performance from Patrick McGoohan that cemented his fame on both sides of the Atlantic and paved the way for him to make his undeniable tour de force cult classic: The Prisoner. McGoohan is John Drake, an exemplary agent for British Intelligence who is sent into situations too tricky or dangerous for normal spies to undertake. Showcasing a superb soundtrack from Edwin Astley, this classic drama series features intriguing storylines from key writers including Brian Clemens, Ralph Smart, Donald Jonson, Philip Broadley and Tony Williamson. Guest stars include Donald Pleasence, Patrick Wymark, Robert Shaw, Patrick Troughton, Warren Mitchell, Honor Blackman, Ian Hendry, Dawn Addams, Sylvia Syms and Donald Houston. Special features include: Feature-length version of Koroshi Extensive image galleries Promos and Trailers Alternative Titles and Film Elements PDF Material, including The Sidney Cole Script Archive

  • Henry VIII And His 6 Wives [DVD] Henry VIII And His 6 Wives | DVD | (23/07/2012) from £10.99  |  Saving you £5.00 (31.30%)  |  RRP £15.99

    On his deathbed, King Henry VIII looks back over his eventful life and his six marriages.

  • Danger Man - The Complete Series 1 [DVD] Danger Man - The Complete Series 1 | DVD | (09/12/2013) from £21.25  |  Saving you £18.74 (46.90%)  |  RRP £39.99

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