An alien being chooses two teenagers to assist him in his mission to make the world a better place... A spaceship on a scientific mission is flung into the far reaches of outer space... An ex-NYPD cop fights organised crime on a distant planet... ...these are The Lost Worlds of Gerry Anderson. Creator of the legendary Thunderbirds Gerry Anderson scored incredible successes throughout the 1960s and '70s with Captain Scarlet UFO Space: 1999 and other series which appealed to both children and adults alike. Not all his ideas however went to a full series and this set contains the 1970s pilots for both The Investigator and The Day After Tomorrow as well as the 1986 pilot for Space Police which was eventually reworked as Space Precinct nearly a decade later. Alongside these rare and much sought after programmes this collector's set also includes: You've Never Seen This - Gerry's directorial debut from 1955. Here Comes Kandy - a colour puppet pilot made by Gerry's company Pentagon Films in 1956. Image galleries for all three '70s and '80s pilots. New transfer of remaining film elements for Space Police alongside the 'Reloaded' 1992 edit and test footage. Dick Spanner PI - an unscreened episode with accompanying image gallery. Blue Skies Ahead and an accompanying Blue Cars advert made by Gerry in partnership with Nicholas Parsons
One of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's best-loved series, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons brought a new level of realism and sophistication to Century 21's endlessly popular Supermarionation productions. To mark its fiftieth anniversary, the series has been remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition it has never looked better! The year is 2068; after a misunderstanding leading to an attack on their Martian city, the Mysterons declare war on the inhabitants of Earth. Ranged against this devastatingly powerful enemy is Spectrum, a worldwide security organisation its leading operative: Captain Scarlet. Having been captured and replicated by the Mysterons, but breaking free of their control, he now possesses extraordinary powers that make him Spectrum's most powerful agent in the fight to save humanity!
First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. This box set contains all 32 episodes, with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound. The DVD box also includes extra features on each disc, plus a sixth documentary disc, "Captain Scarlet: S.I.G.". In its new digital incarnation, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker
The complete seven seasons of the US comedy drama, plus the four-part revival series, 'A Year in the Life', following the relationship between 30-something single mother Lorelai (Lauren Graham) and her daughter, Rory (Alexis Bledel). Season 1 episodes are: 'Pilot', 'The Lorelais' First Day at Chilton', 'Kill Me Now', 'The Deer Hunters', 'Cinnamon's Wake', 'Rory's Birthday Parties', 'Kiss and Tell', 'Love and War and Snow', 'Rory's Dance', 'Forgiveness and Stuff', 'Paris Is Burning', 'Double Date', 'Concert Interruptus', 'That Damn Donna Reed', 'Christopher Returns', 'Star-Crossed Lovers and Other Strangers', 'The Breakup: Part 2', 'The Third Lorelai', 'Emily in Wonderland', 'P.S. I Lo...' and 'Love, Daisies and Troubadours'. Season 2 episodes are: 'Sadie, Sadie', 'Hammers and Veils', 'Red Light On the Wedding Night', 'The Road Trip to Harvard', 'Nick and Nora/Sid and Nancy', 'Presenting Lorelai Gilmore', 'Like Mother, Like Daughter', 'The Ins and Outs of Inns', 'Run Away, Little Boy', 'The Bracebridge Dinner', 'Secrets and Loans', 'Richard in Stars Hollow', 'A-Tisket, A-Tasket', 'It Should Have Been Lorelai', 'Lost and Found', 'There's the Rub', 'Dead Uncles and Vegetables', 'Back in the Saddle Again', 'Teach Me Tonight', 'Help Wanted', 'Lorelai's Graduation Day' and 'I Can't Get Started'. Season 3 episodes are: 'Those Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days', 'Haunted Leg', 'Application Anxiety', 'One's Got Class and the Other One Dyes', 'Eight O'Clock at the Oasis', 'Take the Deviled Eggs...', 'They Shoot Gilmores, Don't They?', 'Let the Games Begin', 'A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving', 'That'll Do, Pig', 'I Solemnly Swear', 'Lorelai Out of Water', 'Dear Emily and Richard', 'Swan Song', 'Face-Off', 'The Big One', 'A Tale of Poes and Fire', 'Happy Birthday, Baby', 'Keg! Max!', 'Say Goodnight, Gracie', 'Here Comes the Son' and 'Those Are Strings, Pinocchio'. Season 4 episodes are: 'Ballrooms and Biscotti', 'The Lorelais' First Day at Yale', 'The Hobbit, the Sofa, and Digger Stiles', 'Chicken Or Beef?', 'The Fundamental Things Apply', 'An Affair to Remember', 'The Festival of Living Art', 'Die, Jerk', 'Ted Koppel's Big Night Out', 'The Nanny and the Professor', 'In the Clamor and the Clangor', 'A Family Matter', 'Nag Hammadi Is Where They Found the Gnostic Gospel', 'The Incredible Sinking Lorelais', 'Scene in a Mall', 'The Reigning Lorelai', 'Girls in Bikinis, Boys Doin' the Twist', 'Tick, Tick, Tick, Boom!', 'Afterboom', 'Luke Can See Her Face', 'Last Week Fights, This Week Tights' and 'Raincoats and Recipes'. Season 5 episodes are: 'Say Goodbye to Daisy Miller', 'A Messenger, Nothing More', 'Written in the Stars', 'Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too', 'We Got Us a Pippi Virgin', 'Norman Mailer, I'm Pregnant!', 'You Jump, I Jump, Jack', 'The Party's Over', 'Emily Says Hello', 'But Not As Cute As Pushkin', 'Women of Questionable Morals', 'Come Home', 'Wedding Bell Blues', 'Say Something', 'Jews and Chinese Food', 'So... Good Talk', 'Pulp Friction', 'To Live and Let Diorama', 'But I'm a Gilmore!', 'How Many Kropogs to Cape Cod?', 'Blame Booze and Melville' and 'A House Is Not a Home'. Season 6 episodes are: 'New and Improved Lorelai', 'Fight Face', 'The UnGraduate', 'Always a Godmother, Never a God', 'We've Got Magic to Do', 'Welcome to the Dollhouse', 'Twenty-One Is the Loneliest Number', 'Let Me Hear Your Balalaikas Ringing Out', 'The Prodigal Daughter Returns', 'He's Slippin' 'Em Bread... Dig?', 'The Perfect Dress', 'Just Like Gwen and Gavin', 'Friday Night's Alright for Fighting', 'You've Been Gilmored', 'A Vineyard Valentine', 'Bridesmaids Revisited', 'I'm OK, You're OK', 'The Real Paul Anka', 'I Get a Sidekick Out of You', 'Super Cool Party People', 'Driving Miss Gilmore' and 'Partings'. Season 7 episodes are: 'The Long Morrow', 'That's What You Get, Folks, for Makin' Whoopee', 'Lorelai's First Cotillion', ''S Wonderful, 'S Marvelous', 'The Great Stink', 'Go, Bulldogs!', 'French Twist', 'Introducing Lorelai Planetarium', 'Knit, People, Knit!', 'Merry Fisticuffs', 'Santa's Secret Stuff', 'To Whom It May Concern', 'I'd Rather Be in Philadelphia', 'Farewell, My Pet', 'I'm a Kayak, Hear Me Roar', 'Will You Be My Lorelai Gilmore?', 'Gilmore Girls Only', 'Hay Bale Maze', 'It's Just Like Riding a Bike', 'Lorelai? Lorelai?', 'Unto the Breach' and 'Bon Voyage'. 'A Year in the Life' episodes are: 'Winter', 'Spring', 'Summer' and 'Fall'.
There's a sense of awe to the special effects work of animation specialists Gerry and Sylvia Anderson (Thunderbirds Are Go)--the slow, lovingly detailed introduction of a massive spaceship creeping out of dock and struggling against its bulk while trapped on the ground, and the almost balletic spectacle of the ship elegantly floating against an impressive star field or dramatically flying against the rugged landscape. These moments are the highlights of this sober science fiction thriller about the discovery of a planet on the far side of the sun in Earth's orbit. A mission is hastily put together, with British astrophysicist Ian Hendry teamed with hotshot American astronaut Roy Thinnes for the three-week trip, but when they suddenly crash-land the strange creatures that surround them are revealed to be human. Against all rational explanations they're back on Earth, but Thinnes suddenly discovers that everything is a mirror image of his existence: Through the Looking Glass by way of The Twilight Zone. Though it begins as a paranoid spy thriller set in the near future (the opening details an ingenious espionage caper featuring a very special eyepiece), it quickly turns into a serious and oddly unsettling space-race drama with a heady twist. Robert Parrish's direction is unusually aloof, but the film is always intriguing and well acted with gorgeous special effects that may rank second only to Stanley Kubrick's 2001 as the most elegant vision of outer space flight on film. --Sean Axmaker
The acclaimed Gilmore Girls are back for a second season of warmth charm zingy repartee and heart-stopping moments of drama: young single mom Lorelai her super-achieving daughter Rory her elitist parents Emily and Richard and a whole town of dreamers and eccentrics. New faces also come to Stars Hollow including Luke's nephew Jess whose rebelliousness offends the town but whose passion for books attracts Rory. Hearts break and mend careers end and begin folks stumble and
Exploding with all the power of the jet age... with all the passion of a daring love story! A corps of silver jets soar across the majestic blue American skies while a beautiful lady waits faithfully for her hero. John Wayne and Janet Leigh star in this military romance: a classic Howard Hughes production! Anna a Russian MIG pilot escapes the USSR and lands on a US Airforce base in Alaska. There she meets Colonel Shannon and after he debriefs her the two become romantically involved and move to Palm Springs. Trouble arises when the US authorities discover that Anna is not really a defector but a Soviet spy. Army honchos decide to turn the tables by letting Shannon follow her back home and do some of his own espionage. But once there Soviet forces endanger Shannon's life - and Anna has to choose between her country and the man she has come to love...
The first live-action television series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray, it is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or 5.1 soundtracks alongside a wealth of special features, including: A brand-new feature-length documentary on the making of UFO by Jamie Anderson Rare archive material including textless titles, TV spots, unused footage, Italian trailers, archive interviews, audio outtakes
The Mad Death is a television serial made by BBC Scotland. It was filmed in 1981 and transmitted 2 years later in 1983. The three-part series examined the effects of an outbreak of rabies in the United Kingdom and was noted for its occasionally chilling content. It has been described by at least one reference book as being one of the most bleak and disturbing drama series ever attempted. A French visitor to Scotland smuggles her cat into the country, sparking a terrifying outbreak of rabies which threatens to engulf an entire community. When a pet cat, affected by rabies is smuggled into Britain, the spread of the disease among the animal population goes undetected - until the first human falls victim to the terrible Mad Death.
UFO was Gerry Anderson's first live-action TV series after a decade of producing such children's animated classics as Stingray (1963) and Thunderbirds (1964). The premise of UFO, which ran for a single season of 26 episodes, was like a more serious version of Anderson's Captain Scarlet (1967)--in the near future of 1980 a hi-tech secret organisation, SHADO, waged covert war against mysterious alien attackers. Ed Bishop played the American head of SHADO--he had had previously featured in Captain Scarlet and Anderson's Doppelganger (1969)--though in all other respects this was a thoroughly British production. As with all Anderson series UFO evidenced remarkable technological inventiveness and groundbreaking production values, coupled with startling lapses in fundamental logic too numerous to list. Much more adult in story and content than earlier Anderson productions, and surprisingly dark with its pragmatic view of human nature and downbeat endings, the show now seems like a forerunner of The X Files and the equally short-lived Dark Skies (1996). Barry Gray's memorable theme and atmospheric music greatly enhanced the overall impact. Stylishly made, though terribly sexist by current standards and featuring eye-catching costumes more fitted for a camp fancy dress party than the front line of a futuristic war, this cult classic eventually evolved into Space 1999 (1975). On the DVD: this four-disc deluxe box features the first 13 episodes. The box set has five free postcards and a booklet offering interesting background on the programme. The first disc includes an alternate, more violent opening scene, while later discs feature text transcriptions and photographs from scenes cut due to TV running time restrictions. All discs provide extensive galleries of publicity and behind the scenes photos, as well as character profiles or a history of SHADO. The opening episode, "Identified", features a commentary by Gerry Anderson, in which he talks in general about the production of the series and Ed Bishop does the same for the episode "Sub Smash". From the animated menus onwards these DVDs have been beautifully designed and produced. The mono sound is exceptionally strong and the restored and remastered picture is almost unbelievably good for a 1970 TV show. With barely a flaw anywhere the episodes look so clear, colourful and detailed that they could have been filmed last week. --Gary S Dalkin
Give credit to director Betty Thomas for making the notorious Howard Stern, self-proclaimed "king of all media", into a nerdish but appealing media rebel who loves his wife and family. Even if you hate Stern's rude radio show, you may discover that the underdog charm of this warm, whimsical film (based on Stern's autobiography) turns you into a fan--for the length of the film at least. Stern delivers a winning performance as the clumsy college kid and aspiring disc-jockey-turned-demon-shock-jock, who becomes an unlikely hero as he battles station managers, network executives and conservative "arbiters of decency" in the name of unfettered bad taste. Mary McCormack is fine as his understanding wife, Alison, and long-time Stern sidekicks Robin Quivers and Fred Norris acquit themselves nicely appearing as themselves. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
Welcome to the picture-perfect New England town of Stars Hollow Connecticut. Founded in 1779. Population 9 973. Home of 32 year old Lorelai and her 16 year old daughter Rory: the Gilmore Girls. Quick-witted Lorelai manager of historic Independence Inn is mother to Rory (Alexis Bledel); her daughter's best friend confidante and mentor who's determined to help her avoid the mistakes that sidetracked Lorelai when she was a teen... Episodes Comprise: 1. Pilot 2. The Lorelais'
The complete second season of Gerry Anderson's classic sci-fi serial. The operatives of the secret Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation (S.H.A.D.O.) defend the earth from extra-terrestrials who are abducting humans to obtain their organs which can be transplanted into their own bodies... Episodes include: Confetti Check A-O-K E.S.P. Kill Straker Sub-smash The Sound Of Silence The Cat With Ten Lives Destruction The Man Who Came Back The Psychobombs Reflections In The Water
Someone to Watch Over Me is a stylish, smart film noir directed by Ridley Scott (Blade Runner). The movie stars Tom Berenger as a New York cop and family man who falls for the rich and beautiful witness (Mimi Rogers) he's assigned to protect. Scott, who always displays a distinctive eye for extraordinary art direction, does something here he should be doing a lot more often: directing contemporary noir. Berenger and Rogers rise to the occasion, seemingly aware that they're making something special. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
1980. After ten years development in top secrecy, SHADO Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation goes live. Its aim: to combat the threat of an alien invasion from a dying race who abduct humans to repair their own decaying bodies. SHADO's dedicated operatives fight a secret war against Earth's terrifying new menace: on land, sea, air and in space! The first live-action television series from Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, UFO remains a benchmark sci-fi production, featuring mature storylines and groundbreaking special effects. Long-awaited on Blu-ray, it is presented here in a stunning new High Definition restoration, with all 26 episodes offering original mono or 5.1 soundtracks, alongside a wealth of special features, including: SPECIAL FEATURES: From Earth to the Moon: brand new feature-length documentary with interviews, archive video, audio and stills - many of which have never been seen or heard before. The Women of UFO: new documentary discussing the improving sexual equality depicted in the series and the role of science fiction in striving for that change. Identified: SHADO New Recruits Briefing: a newly created SHADO briefing film narrated by Matt Zimmerman. Exclusive 600 page book on the making of the series by archive television historian Andrew Pixley. Dolby 5.1 audio mix as well as existing as-transmitted mono audio. Film material, including textless episode title backgrounds, textless end titles, stock footage, TV spots, extra footage for Identified and Exposed, unused footage from Timelash and The Long Sleep, Italian trailers. Audio commentaries: Identified with Gerry Anderson and Sub-Smash with Ed Bishop. S.I.D. Computer Voice Session and audio outtakes for these sessions and Kill Straker!. Archive Ed Bishop audio interview from 1986. Tomorrow Today: Future Fashions with Sylvia Anderson. Extensive image galleries including previously unseen images.
Teenage Runaway Bonnie (Candice Rialson) has escaped the clutches of her controlling brother, only to become immediately embroiled in a twisted web of sexual manipulation. Initially convinced to aid in a carjacking, Bonnie is then taken in by a lecherous lesbian artist who hopes to groom her into a sapphic lover, only to have her plans thwarted by the perverse advances of a local gallery owner whose bizarre proclivities include the keeping of an unusual assortment of pets.' A truly unparalleled exploitation film viewing experience, Raphael Nussbaum's PETS veers between moments of overwrought melodrama and jarring bouts of unhinged sleaze. Co-starring Ed Bishop (TV's UFO), Joan Blackman (BLUE HAWAII), and Mike Cartel (RUNAWAY NIGHTMARE), and adapted from Nussbaum's own stage play, 88 Films presents this drive-in classic newly restored from rare 35mm elements and on Blu-ray for the very first time. Special Features: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only] Newly scanned and restored in 2k from multiple 35mm vault elements Optional English SDH subtitles Brotherly Love an interview with Mike Cartel, actor and production assistant Alternate One Night Stand title sequence Archival still gallery Trailer Reversible cover
More fun more flames more flameouts more Gilmore. Featuring all 22 episodes of Gilmore Girls the hit series known for its witty rapid-fire dialogue and poignant storylines. For mother and daughter Lorelai and Rory Gilmore it's a year of change. Much of it is expected like Rory's graduation from Chilton and the anxiety of waiting for college acceptance letters. But much of it is not. Rory starts the year with two boyfriends (that may be two too many). Lorelai rekindles t
On a Saturn space station Adam and Alex are two scientists seeking new forms of food for the impoverished planet earth. Their idyllic life is interrupted by the arrival of Captain James a psychopathic maniac from earth who brings with him a 'helper' in the form of a murderous robot who gradually develops a mind of its own. Saturn 3 is an entertaining fusion of sci-fi horror and suspense culminating in the ultimate battle of man against machine.
First broadcast in 1967, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons was the most grown-up of all Gerry Anderson's SuperMarionation adventures. There are gadgets and toy-friendly machines galore, of course--like the Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle, the Angel Aircraft and Cloudbase itself--but, unlike the colourful fantasies of Stingray and Thunderbirds, this series' concern with an implacable, vengeful enemy, conspiracies and double-agents drew its inspiration from James Bond and the Cold War spy dramas of the 1960s. Special effects whiz Derek Meddings imbues the action sequences with a truly Bondian grandeur and, like the sinister Spectre of the Bond films, the Martian Mysterons seem all the more hostile for their unseen presence, their agents infiltrating every organisation dedicated to their destruction just as it seemed the Soviets were doing at the time. The indestructible Captain Scarlet is killed then resurrected every week (though not like South Park's Kenny), and more often than not the unstoppable Mysterons emerge triumphant, and always undefeated. The varied cast of Spectrum agents and their voice characterisations also aim at verisimilitude (Captain Scarlet, voiced by Francis Matt hews, sounds like a grim Cary Grant), while the puppetry is more realistic than ever. Now with newly remastered picture and Dolby 5.1 surround sound, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons still looks and sounds like the epitome of 60s cool. --Mark Walker
Two professional motorcycle racers (a cossetted professional and a hotheaded privateer) competing in the world motorcycle championships find themselves at odds in a more personal type of competition: they both love the same woman...
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