Mary Poppins is one of Disney's most enchanting fantasies and the motion-picture hit that made 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' a household word! Julie Andrews stars as the loveable nanny who soars out of the skies and into the hearts of everyone she encounters. Toting a carpetbag full of magical adventures, Mary and her fun-loving sidekick Bert (Dick Van Dyke) deliver endless joy and surprises to a troubled family.
39 Steps star Robert Donat takes a dual role as both the ghost of an 18th-century laird and his 20th-century descendant in this witty, delightfully whimsical romantic comedy. Co-starring Jean Parker and king-sized character actor Eugene Pallette, The Ghost Goes West combines the talents of the Kordas with the flair of French director Rene Clair (making his British directorial debut), and was Britain's biggest box-office hit for 1936. It is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited aspect ratio. Donald Glourie shares his crumbling ancestral home with the ghost of his Highland ancestor, Murdoch, who has been condemned to haunt the castle until he avenges a 200-year-old insult from a rival clan. To clear his mounting debts, Donald sells the dilapidated pile to an American businessman, Mr Martin, who has the castle complete with the Glourie ghost transported and rebuilt in Florida. While old-world gentility rubs up comically against 20th-century materialism, Martin's daughter takes a liking to both Donald and Murdoch, convinced they are one and the same man... SPECIAL FEATURES: Image Gallery Script and Promotional PDFs
The world's greatest detectives have been invited to dinner. But when murder is on the menu who will make it to dessert? You are cordially invited to join an all-star cast featuring Peter Sellers David Niven Peter Falk James Coco Elsa Lanchester Maggie Smith Alec Guinness Eileen Brennan Nancy Walker James Cromwell and Estelle Winwood for Neil Simon's hilarious murder-mystery spoof 'Murder By Death'. The isolated mansion of eccentric millionaire Lionel Twain (Truman Capote
Experience the extraordinary animation, dazzling special effects and award-winning music of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins in this restored and remastered 2-Disc 45th Anniversary Special Edition!
Featuring a towering central performance from Charles Laughton, this celebrated biopic saw the legendary actor collaborating once again with director Alexander Korda following their global box-office triumph with The Private Life of Henry VIII. An account of the later life of the great Dutch painter, Rembrandt co-stars Elsa Lanchester (Laughton's wife) and stage star Gertrude Lawrence, while Georges Perinal's innovative cinematography recreates the texture of Rembrandt's work to stunning effect. This compelling character study is featured in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. In 1642, Rembrandt van Rijn is at the height of his fame. Then, his beloved wife and model, Saskia, dies. Rembrandt is devastated, and when commissioned to paint an important work, creates a dark, brooding piece, considered highly inappropriate by his creditors. Now verging on bankruptcy and cast out by those who previously supported him, he is rescued by a new love; yet even now, happiness cannot be guaranteed SPECIAL FEATURE: Image Gallery
As accomplished as it is superfluous, Willard is a stylish horror film with plenty of style but precious little horror. Genre buffs will appreciate it as a visually superior sequel/remake of its popular 1971 predecessor, giving Crispin Glover a title role perfectly suited to his uniquely odd persona, in the same league as Psycho's Norman Bates. This time, Willard's the psychotically lonely son of the original film's now-deceased protagonist: a milquetoast introvert who befriends an army of obedient rats--lethal allies when Willard's pushed to his emotional breaking point by his abusive boss (R. Lee Ermey). In keeping with his memorably macabre episodes of X-Files, writer-director Glen Morgan excels with dreary atmosphere and mischievously morbid humor (including an ill-fated cat named Scully), and Glover gives his best performance since River's Edge. But even the furry villain Ben--an oversized rat with attitude--is more funny than frightful. With some justification, Glover's fans will appreciate the open door to a sequel. --Jeff Shannon
The fur flies when a smart Siamese cat goes undercover and Hayley Mills and Dean Jones team up for mystery adventure and wild comedy on Disney DVD! When the irrepressible and always hungry D.C. (Darn Cat) turns up with a wristwatch for a collar it becomes a tip-off to an unsolved robbery and kidnapping. You don't know who's tailing who as nosy neighbours jealous boyfriends and a highly allergic FBI agent play a game of cat and mouse to crack the baffling case. Don't miss the spe
Bell, Book and Candle (1958) is a sparkling, exotic and intelligent comedy based on John Van Druten's original play about the unlikely subject of witchcraft in Manhattan. In his last romantic lead role, James Stewart is publisher Shep Henderson, sucked into the underworld of Greenwich Village by the extraordinarily beautiful Gillian Holroyd (Kim Novak). Their liaison kicks off when Gillian employs her skills to indulge in a bit of fun. By the time Shep gets wise and rejects the artificial premise for a relationship, she has sacrificed her powers to emotional awakening and all is set for a happy ending. Largely thanks to an eccentric supporting cast, which includes Jack Lemmon as Gillian's warlock brother, Hermione Gingold as a fruity nightclub owner and Elsa Lanchester as Gillian's dotty aunt, the film has a delightfully off-centre quality. It's also a bittersweet allegory about being different. "We forfeit everything and then we end up in a little world of separateness from everyone", sighs Gillian. Novak is at the height of her beauty and here, as in her other 1958 triumph Vertigo (also with Stewart), her other-worldly quality fits the character so perfectly that her thespian limitations are well disguised. It's entrancing in every sense. On the DVD: Bell, Book and Candle's vibrant Technicolor explodes from the screen in this DVD release, which is enhanced for 16:9 widescreen televisions. Everything looks fresh and new--particularly the exotic nightclub scenes--and the mono soundtrack has lasted well. Extras include selected filmographies and original trailers, and detailed background in the booklet notes. --Piers Ford
The story of the famous painter at the height of his fame. When his adorder wife dies his work takes on a dark feel that his patrons dislike. He ends up bankrupt but consolees himself in an affair with his pretty maid which brings some happiness back into his life.
It appeared, at the end of the epochal 1931 horror movie Frankenstein, that the monster had perished in a burning windmill. But that was before the runaway success of the movie dictated a sequel. In Bride of Frankenstein, we see that the monster (once again played by Boris Karloff) survived the conflagration, as did his half-mad creator (Colin Clive). This remarkable sequel, universally considered superior to the original, reunites other key players from the first film: director James Whale (whose life would later be chronicled in Gods and Monsters) and, of course, the inimitable Dwight Frye, as Frankenstein's bent-over assistant. Whale brought campy humour to the project, yet Bride is also somehow haunting, due in part to Karloff's nuanced performance. The monster, on the loose in the European countryside, learns to talk and his encounter with a blind hermit is both comic and touching. (The episode was later spoofed in Mel Brooks's Young Frankenstein.) A prologue depicts the author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley, being urged to produce a sequel by her husband Percy and Lord Byron. She's played by Elsa Lanchester, who reappears in the climactic scene as the man-made bride of the monster. Her lightning-bolt hair and reptilian movements put her into the horror-movie pantheon, despite being onscreen for only a few moments. But in many ways the film is stolen by Ernest Thesiger, as the fey Dr. Pretorious, who toasts the darker possibilities of science: "To a new world of gods and monsters!" --Robert Horton
A pioneering film within Animation, Musicals and Fantasy, Walt Disney's Mary Poppins is possibly one of the warmest and dearest films ever made. Based on a story by PL Travers we find Julie Andrews on fine form in her debut lead role (for which she would win the "Best Actress" Oscar). She is practically perfectly teamed with Dick Van Dyke as the lovable chimney sweep Burt, whose cockney accent is endearingly inaccurate. Along with a fine supporting cast, where even the child actors hold their own without appearing like stage school wannabes, Poppins and her crew take you on a magical ride through chalk pictures, the roof tops of London and show you that laughter is not always the best medicine (even with a spoon full of sugar) when you can't get down. In total Mary Poppins clocked up five Academy Awards including Best Song and Best Visual Effects and has made it into the staple diet of family viewing across the world. On the DVD: Mary Poppins has certainly cleaned up a treat, restoring her to 1.85:1 widescreen glory and 5.1 Dolby digital sound--which is guaranteed to be music to your ears. The special features are "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" with the "Sing Along with the Movie" subtitles for all your favourite songs when they appear in the movie and the "I Love to Laugh" game offering Uncle Albert flying high in his parlour once more. "The Movie Magic of Mary Poppins" lets you look behind the scenes at how the magic was done and is fun, informative and easily understandable--pity the same cannot be said about the narrator. "Hollywood goes to a World Premiere" is a warm and amusing reminder about how premieres and stars used to be in 1964. The only disappointment is the lack of commentary--Dick Van Dyke would surely have offered a gem of a cockney voice-over! --Nikki Disney
Heavenly bells are ringing jubilant choirs are singing and Christmas joy is blanketing the world like freshly fallen snow. But the Yuletide spirit has yet to warm Bishop Henry Brougham's Victorian home. Struggling to raise funds for a new cathedral the preoccupied young clergyman has neglected his loving wife Julia and now only divine intervention can save their marriage! But the powerful and handsome angel sent from above has a mind of his own... and teaching mortal Henry an immor
Arrested for vagrancy in a strange town Georgi is then mistaken by the corrupt town officials as a passing Inspector General. Worried that he will reveal they have been pocketing tax money they make a series of attempts on his life....
7 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN Includes: FRANKENSTEIN (1931)- THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)- SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1943)- THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)- FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)- HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945) The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defned the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes 7 flms from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless flms that followed. These landmark motion pictures defned the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.
Not much is going right for meek misfit Willard Stiles. He's constantly screamed at by his overbearing mother, ruthlessly bullied by the boss who stole his father's business and mercilessly laughed at by his co-workers. Willard eventually turns to a colony of rats for friendship and with training they will soon do anything for their new friend. It's time for Willard to get even. Ben Danny Garrison, a lonely young boy with a heart condition finds a friend in Ben, a rat once trained by misfit Willard Stiles. Danny's new best friend protects him from bullying and keeps his spirits up through hard times. But all is not well in Ben's colony and the other rodents terrify the town with a series of violent attacks. The police are determined to wipe them out. Can Ben survive? Willard Features: New 4K scan of the original camera negative Audio commentary with Actor Bruce Davison Interview with Actor Bruce Davison Theatrical trailer, TV spot, Radio Spot Stills gallery Ben Features: New HD transfer and restoration using the best surviving archive print Interview with Actor Lee Montgomery Audio interview with Actor Lee Montgomery Theatrical trailers TV Spots Willard / Ben double feature trailer and TV spot Radio spot Stills Gallery Additional Extras: LIMITED EDITION BOX SET 2,000 UNITS NEW ARTWORK BY GRAHAM HUMPHREYS EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET POSTER OF NEW ARTWORK EXCLUSIVE TO BOX SET
ALL 8 FILMS FROM THE LEGACY OF THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN Includes: FRANKENSTEIN (1931)- THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935)- SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1943)- THE GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)- FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)- HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)- HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)- ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN (1948) The original Frankenstein is one of the silver screen's most unforgettable characters and, along with the other Universal Classic Monsters, defined the Hollywood horror genre. Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Collection includes all 8 films from the original legacy including the tragic classic starring Boris Karloff and the timeless films that followed. These landmark motion pictures defined the iconic look of Henry Frankenstein's Monster and his Bride, and continue to inspire countless remakes and adaptations that strengthen the legend of Frankenstein to this day.
In this delightful period farce set in Russia in the 1800's Danny Kaye plays and illiterate buffoon who is mistaken by the villagers for their feared Inspector General. Hilarious situations ensue as Danny is caught up in court intrigue without having a clue of what is going on.
Titles Comprise:Dracula: Although there have been numerous screen versions of Bram Stoker's classic tale, Dracula, none is more enduring than this 1931 movie. Towering ominously among the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains, Castle Dracula strikes fear in the hearts of the Transylvanian villagers below. With the superb Bela Lugosi starring as the screen's most popular vampire Count Dracula, the film's eerie and chilling mood is enhanced by specialist horror director Tod Browning. Dracula remains a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.Frankenstein: Boris Karloff stars as the screen's most memorable monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. It is director James Whale's adaptation of the Mary Shelley novel blended with Karloff's compassionate portrayal of a creature groping for identity that makes Frankenstein a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time.The Wolf Man: The original horror classic that introduced one of the screen's most infamous monsters! Lon Chaney Jr. portrays Larry Talbot, who returns to his father's (Claude Rains) castle in Wales and meets a beautiful woman (Evelyn Ankers). One fateful night, Talbot escorts her to a local carnival where Jenny's fate is revealed by a mysterious gypsy fortune teller. Today, over 65 years after it was first released, the dreamlike atmospheres and elaborate settings combined with a chilling musical score make The Wolf Man a masterpiece not only of the genre, but for all time!The Bride of Frankenstein: One of the most popular horror classics of all time, and an acclaimed sequel to the original Frankenstein. The legendary Boris Karloff reprises his role as the screen's most misunderstood monster who now longs for a mate of his own. Colin Clive is back as the overly ambitious Dr. Frankenstein, who creates the ill-fated bride (Elsa Lanchester). Directed by the original's James Whale (his last horror film) and featuring a haunting musical score, The Bride of Frankenstein ranks as one of the finest films not only of the genre, but for all time.
Narrated by on-screen observer Maugham (Herbert Marshall) this intriguing tale centers on a soul-searching World War I veteran (Tyrone Power) who finds he can not settle back into the world of the upper class. Shunning his planned marriage and career he travels abroad to seek the meaning of life and career he travels abroad to seek the meaning of life and causes his distraght fiancee (Gene Tierney) to seek solace with another man (John Payne)...
Hitchcockian thriller about a woman who because of a childhood incident is unable to speak. Now she's working as a maid in a spooky New England manor where a murderer lurks about the premises -- a murderer who specializes in killing those burdened by afflictions... Ethel Barrymore was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for her outstanding performance.
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