A milestone film from 1971 and winner of five Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Actor, The French Connection transformed the crime thriller with its gritty, authentic story about New York City police detectives on the trail of a large shipment of heroin. Based on an actual police case and the illustrious career of New York cop Eddie Egan, the film stars Gene Hackman as Jimmy "Popeye" Doyle, whose unorthodox methods of crime fighting are anything but diplomatic. With his partner (Roy Scheider), Popeye investigates the international shipment of heroin masterminded by the suave Frenchman (Fernando Rey) who eludes Popeye throughout an escalating series of pursuits. The obsessive tension of Doyle's investigation reaches peak intensity during the film's breathtaking car chase, in which Doyle races under New York's elevated train tracks in a borrowed sedan--a sequence that earned an Oscar for editing and was instantly hailed as one of the greatest chase scenes ever filmed. Produced on location, The French Connection had an immediate influence on dozens of movies and TV shows to follow, virtually redefining the crime thriller with its combination of brutal realism and high-octane craftsmanship. Boosted by the film's phenomenal success, director William Friedkin gained even more attention with his follow-up film, The Exorcist. --Jeff Shannon
Two teenager girls enter a dance competition to become the new DTV dance regulars. They put their heads together to overcome the sabotage attemps by rich girl Natalie in this star studded teen classic.
The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission: to kill Gideon no matter what it takes.
Eureka Entertainment to re-release CUJO, the terrifyingly effective 80s cult horror based on the best-selling novel from Stephen King, in a single-disc Blu-ray edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 27 January 2020. Evil bites when a monstrous canine terrorises a helpless family in this legendary cult classic. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, Cujo gives horror a new name. While Donna (Dee Wallace, The Howling, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends the loveable St. Bernard who belongs to their mechanic. But what they don't realise is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup to a vicious killer. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad's car trouble pushes them into a living nightmare trapped by the demonic, relentless dog from hell. This critically acclaimed thriller promises to have you glued to your seat and foaming at the mouth! Eureka Classics is proud to present Lewis Teague's Cujo in this single-disc Blu-ray edition, with over 5 hours of extra content! Single Disc Blu-ray Edition Special Features: 1080p presentation of the film Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack and DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio options Optional English subtitles Feature length audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo Interview with Dee Wallace [40 mins] Interview with composer Charles Bernstein [35 mins] Interview with stuntman Gary Morgan [25 mins] Interview with stuntwoman Jean Coulter [21 mins] Interview with casting director Marcia Ross. [20 mins] Interview with visual effects artist Kathie Lawrence [13 mins] Interview with special effects designer Robert Clark [12 mins] Interview with dog trainer Teresa Miller [28 mins] Dog Days: The Making of Cujo archival documentary on the film's production [42 mins] Trailers and TV Spots
A train crossing the Rockies in 1873 is bringing relief to a diptheria-stricken fort when some unnatural deaths occur... Based on the book by Alistair MacLean.
In the tradition of Raiders Of The Lost Ark, ROCKETEER is a full-throttle blast of thrills, fun and dazzling special effects. Set in glamarous 1930s Hollywood, it tells the story of Cliff Secord, a down-on-his-luck pilot who stumbles upon an incredible invention - a top secret jetpack that allows him to soar through the skies like a human rocket. But before long, a sinister spy (Timothy Dalton) plots to steal the jetpack, thrusting Cliff into a dangerous mission that ultimately transforms him into an extraordinary hero.
The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission: to kill Gideon no matter what it takes.
Handsome young men whack each other in the face with sticks and learn about life in Youngblood, an enjoyably silly hockey movie. Rob Lowe stars as Dean Youngblood, an American rookie who's been given a shot on a Canadian Junior League hockey team. Sure, he can skate, but can he take a punch? This coming-of-age story is about learning the beauty of vicious hockey fights. No, really. Containing both young-bucks-in-the-locker-room shots and plenty of hockey violence, Youngblood is a surprisingly entertaining cupcake of a movie--there's not much nourishment, but it sure tastes good. Watch for Patrick Swayze as the team's leader and Keanu Reeves in his first film role as the French-Canadian goalie. --Ali Davis
Mulholland Falls tells the story of four no-nonsense cops nicknamed the ""Hat Squad"" who formed an elite unit of the Los Angeles Police Department in the early 1950's. Both feared and revered they made their own rules to enforce the law but when a routine murder investigation case involves one of their own it forces the ""Hats"" into a confrontation with a power greater than organised crime: one that could bring down the squad itself...
Based on a retro-styled comic book hit of the 80s, this Disney film was meant to launch a whole line of Rocketeer films--but the series began and ended with this one. That's too bad because this underrated Joe Johnston film has a certain loopy charm. The story centres on a pre-World War II stunt pilot (Bill Campbell) who accidentally comes into possession of a rocket-propelled backpack much coveted by the Nazis. With the aid of his mechanic pal (Alan Arkin), he gets it up and running, then uses it to foil a plot by a gang of vicious Nazi spies (is there any other kind?) led by Timothy Dalton. Jennifer Connelly is on hand as the love interest but the real fun here is when the Rocketeer takes off. There's also a nifty battle atop an airborne blimp. --Marshall Fine
They came they saw they changed their minds! A group of disillusioned townsfolk living in the West renounce their settlemen and decide to return to their homes in the East. Hiring a grizzled and eccentric wagonmaster (Candy) they set off on the trail...
Dino De Laurentiis' remake of the original hairy monster movie features remarkable special effects by Rick Baker. Fred Wilson (Charles Grodin) head of an oil drilling expedition to the remote island of Micronesia discovers a stow-away on his ship Jack Prescott (Jeff Bridges) a zoologist in search of a prehistoric creature fabled to exist on the island. Off the coast of Micronesia they rescue Dwan (Jessica Lange) a beautiful woman shipwrecked in the treacherous seas. On the islan
Alfred Hitchcock's final film Family Plot is understated comic fun that mixes suspense with deft humour, thanks to a solid cast. The plot centres on the kidnapping of an heir and a diamond theft by a pair of bad guys led by Karen Black and William Devane. The cops seem befuddled, but that doesn't stop a questionable psychic (Barbara Harris) and her not overly bright boyfriend (Bruce Dern, in a rare good-guy role) from picking up the trail and actually solving the crime. Did she do it with actual psychic powers? That's part of the fun of Harris's enjoyably ditsy performance. --Marshall Fine
In this teen movies parody the local highschool is full of bitchy cheerleaders, dumb ass jocks, the new girl, and the undercover reporter!
Eureka Entertainment to release CUJO, the terrifyingly effective 80s cult horror based on the best-selling novel from Stephen King, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK in a Special Limited Two-Disc Edition as part of the Eureka Classics range from 15 April 2019. Featuring a Limited Edition Hardbound Slipcase, with artwork designed by Graham Humphreys, a Limited Edition Collector's Booklet and Bonus Blu-ray disc. Evil bites when a monstrous canine terrorises a helpless family in this legendary cult classic. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, Cujo gives horror a new name. While Donna (Dee Wallace, The Howling, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and Vic Trenton struggle to save their rocky marriage, their son Tad befriends the loveable St. Bernard who belongs to their mechanic. But what they don't realise is that a bat bite has transformed Cujo from a docile pup to a vicious killer. With Vic away on business, Donna and Tad's car trouble pushes them into a living nightmare trapped by the demonic, relentless dog from hell. This critically acclaimed thriller promises to have you glued to your seat and foaming at the mouth! Making its UK debut on Blu-ray, with over 7 hours of extra content, Eureka Classics is proud to present Lewis Teague's Cujo in this special Limited Two-Disc Blu-ray Edition. Special Limited Edition Contains: Hardbound Slipcase, featuring newly commissioned artwork by iconic British illustrator Graham Humphreys Reversible sleeve featuring artwork by Justin Osbourn and original poster artwork A LIMITED EDITION 60-PAGE Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Lee Gambin, author Scott Harrison, and Craig Ian Mann; illustrated with archival imagery from the film's production DISC ONE: 1080p presentation of the film, on Blu-ray for the first time ever in the UK Uncompressed LPCM mono soundtrack Optional English SDH subtitles New and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Lee Gambin, author of Nope, Nothing Wrong Here: The Making of Cujo New interview with Dee Wallace [40 mins] New interview with composer Charles Bernstein [35 mins] New interview with stuntman Gary Morgan [25 mins] New interview with stuntwoman Jean Coulter [21 mins] New interview with casting director Marcia Ross. [20 mins] New interview with visual effects artist Kathie Lawrence [13 mins] New interview with special effects designer Robert Clark [12 mins] New interview with dog trainer Teresa Miller [28 mins] Dog Days: The Making of Cujo archival documentary on the film's production [42 mins] DISC TWO [Limited Edition Only]: Q&A with Dee Wallace from Cinemaniacs & Monster Fest 2015, moderated by Lee Gambin [96 mins] New interview with critic and author Kim Newman [25 mins]
A by-the-numbers action flick featuring a stern Arnold Schwarzenegger, Raw Deal has all the traditional traits of the genre. Schwarzenegger is a disgraced former FBI agent who winds up as sheriff of a backwater Southern town. He is given a chance to reclaim his job when the head of the Bureau offers him reinstatement if he'll go undercover to capture the mob boss responsible for killing his son. Schwarzenegger must get close enough to gain the trust of the gangster without being discovered as a mole, while gathering enough evidence to take him down. One of Schwarzenegger's early films, in which he honed his persona, Raw Deal offers up the usual quotient of gun battles and tough talk, with a trace of self-deprecating humour from its star, making it reasonably worthwhile entertainment. --Robert Lane
The surface of ceremonies and rituals celebrating the coronation of King Claudius (Mikhail Nazvanov) and his marriage to Hamlet's mother (Elza Radzina) leaves the young prince indifferent. Hamlet's melancholic nature finds no relief from his brooding, not even in his courtship of Ophelia (Anastasiya Vertinskaya). However, a nocturnal visit from his father's ghost changes everything. Claudius' treachery having been brought to light, Hamlet conducts a quest to avenge his father's death.Grigori Kozintsev's renowned Soviet production ranks among the finest adaptations of Shakespeare on film. His strong visual style places the characters on a rich widescreen canvas while preserving the inward dimension of Hamlet's character. Laurence Olivier, director and star of Hamlet, the Oscar-winning 1948 English production, praised Kozintsev's Hamlet, singling out Innokenty Smoktunevsky's performance as the definitive screen performance of the Prince of Denmark.
Steve Catlin was known as a real lady-killer. But it's his new bride's mysterious death that causes his former wife Edie Ballew to question how accurate that nickname really is. With little more than a hunch and the help of an out-of-town detective Edie finds clues that reveal her cunning and smooth ex husband as a cold methodical killer. But can she warn his latest wife and can she convince the local police...
Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange and Charles Grodin star in this remake of the adventure classic from director John Guillermin. Oil executive Fred Wilson (Grodin) sees the chance to make his fortune when he stumbles upon a remote island whose inhabitants worship a giant ape-god named Kong. Capturing the mighty beast, Wilson brings Kong back to New York, earmarking him as the greatest attraction to come to Broadway. The ape has other ideas, however, as he looks to escape and goes on the rampage through the streets of the Big Apple.
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