On April 26, 1986, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Ukrainian SSR suffered a massive explosion that released radioactive material across Belarus, Russia and Ukraine and as far as Scandinavia and Western Europe. Dramatising the true story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, Chernobyl shines a light on the brave men and women who fought an unprecedented war against an invisible enemy, and who suffered and sacrificed, saving millions of lives, often at the cost of their own.
From director Steven Spielberg comes War Horse, an epic adventure for audiences of all ages. Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and a young man called Albert, who tames and trains him. When they are forcefully parted, the film follows Joeys the extraordinary journey as he moves through the war, changing and inspiring the lives of all those he meets British cavalry, German soldiers and a French farmer and his granddaughter before the story reaches its emotional climax in the heart of No Mans Land. The First World War is experienced through the journey of this horse an odyssey of joy and sorrow, passionate friendship and high adventure. War Horse is one of the great stories of friendship and war a best-selling book by author Michael Morpurgo, it was turned into an award-winning stage production and now comes to screen in an epic adaptation by one of the great directors in film history.
In 1935, when it is more common for Irish families to leave their famine-stricken country for America, the impoverished McCourt family do the reverse.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the worlds greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The film, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).
Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany.
Australia released, PAL/Region 2.4 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Cast/Crew Interview(s), Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: A musical comedy based on the characters of P.G. Wodehouse written by Alan Ayckbourn and featuring the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Bertie Wooster finds himself in all sorts of adventures...
Based on the classic First World War memoir, this is the incredible true story of one young woman's struggle to survive the horrors of war, which robbed her of everyone and everything she held dear.
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Raised by her aristocratic great-uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) and his wife (Emily Watson) Belle's lineage affords her certain privileges yet the colour of her skin prevents her from fully participating in the traditions of her social standing. Left to wonder if she will ever find love Belle falls for an idealistic young vicar's son bent on change who with her help shapes Lord Mansfield's role as Lord Chief Justice to end slavery in England.
Filmed in the beautiful heartlands of England, this out-standing production is a vivid portayal of George Eliot's compelling story of love, rejection and reconciliation. Driven by passion, intelligence and imagination, Maggie Tulliver is a rare free spirit in the convention-bound world of Victorian rural society. Despite the fierce love between her and her stolid brother Tom, who is incapable of understanding Maggie's waywardly emotional nature, she turns to others for the companionship she craves. Denied the friendship of Philip Wakem, the son of her father's implacable enemy, she meets and is drawn irresistibly towards the young and handsome Stephen Guest. Torn between love and devotion to her family, she is rejected by Tom and only an act of supreme courage can effect a final but tragic reconciliation.
A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend that enchants and mystifies to this day.
Oranges And Sunshine - the directorial debut of Jim Loach (son of Ken Loach) starring Emily Watson Hugo Weaving and David Wenham and based upon the best-selling book Empty Cradles.
All the episodes from the British television drama adapted from Louise Doughty's novel. Emily Watson stars as Yvonne Carmichael, a married woman living a quiet life with her husband and two children. Her world is turned upside down however, when a chance meeting with alluring stranger Mark Costley (Ben Chaplin) leads to a passionate affair. Despite her best attempts to keep her home life and career separate from her affair, Yvonne begins to lose control as a series of bad decisions soon leave her facing a court trial. The cast also includes Kezia Burrows, Mark Bonnar and Rhashan Stone.
Julian Jarrold directs this British comedy drama following the future Queen of England and her sister as they go out on the town to celebrate the end of the Second World War. On VE Day, 8th May 1945, Princess Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon) and her younger sister Princess Margaret (Bel Powley) beg their parents King George VI (Rupert Everett) and Queen Elizabeth (Emily Watson) to let them leave Buckingham Palace for the night so they can join in the celebrations. The King and Queen give their consent and Elizabeth and Margaret head out incognito but their night takes some unexpected turns...
Filmed in the beautiful heartlands of England this out-standing production is a vivid portayal of George Eliot's compelling story of love rejection and reconciliation. Driven by passion intelligence and imagination Maggie Tulliver is a rare free spirit in the convention-bound world of Victorian rural society. Despite the fierce love between her and her stolid brother Tom who is incapable of understanding Maggie's waywardly emotional nature she turns to others for the companion
Based on the beloved international bestselling book, The Book Thief tells the story of Liesel, an extraordinary and courageous young girl sent to live with a foster family in World War II Germany. She learns to read with encouragement from her new family and Max, a Jewish refugee who they are hiding under the stairs. For Liesel and Max, the power of words and imagination become the only escape from the tumultuous events happening around them. The Book Thief is a life-affirming story of surviv.
In a cheap Parisian hotel room Oscar Wilde lies on his death bed and the past floods back, transporting him to other times and places. Was he once the most famous man in London? The artist crucified by a society that once worshipped him? The lover imprisoned and freed, yet still running towards ruin in the final chapter of his life? Under the microscope of death he reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long suffering wife Constance, the ensuing reprisal of his fatal love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the warmth and devotion of Robbie Ross who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris freedom is elusive and Oscar is a penniless vagabond, always moving on, shunned by his old acquaintance, but revered by a strange group of outlaws and urchins to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable wit still sharp. THE HAPPY PRINCE is a portrait of the dark side of a genius who lived and died for love in the last days of the nineteenth century.
Please note this is a region B Blu-ray and will require a region B or region free Blu-ray player in order to play. The Theory of Everything is the extraordinary and uplifting story of one of the worlds greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, and of two people defying the steepest of odds through love. The film, based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (Man on Wire).
It is summer 1962, and England is still a year away from huge social changes: Beatlemania, the sexual revolution and the Swinging Sixties. Florence (Ronan) and Edward (Howle) are just married and honeymooning on the dramatic coastline of Chesil Beach in Dorset. However, the hotel is old fashioned and stifling, and underlying tensions between the young couple surface and cast unexpected shadows over their long anticipated wedding night. From the precise depiction of two young lovers, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, ON CHESIL BEACH is a tender story which shows how the entire course of a life can be changed, by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.
Molly Moon is no ordinary orphan. When she finds a mysterious old book on hypnotism, she discovers she can make people do whatever she wants. Perhaps hypnotism can do more for Molly than she ever thought possible! But, a sinister stranger is watching her every move and he'll do anything to steal her hypnotic secret
Cartoon world creations Boo and Zino must team up with their sworn enemies, The Snurks, to save their cartoon fantasy world.
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