This British anthology series produced by England's leading exporters of horror films told tales of haunted houses demons ghosts and other supernatural wonders... Includes all 13 episodes across 4 discs: The House That Bled To Death The Silent Scream The Two Faces of Evil The Mark of Satan Witching Time Visitor From The Grave Rude Awakening Charlie Boy Children of the Full Moon The Thirteenth Reunion The Carpathian Eagle Guardian of the Abyss Growing Pains.
It's the story of Jason (Todd Armstrong) a fearless sailor and explorer who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera Queen of the Gods sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant the venomous Hydra a huge creature with the heads of seven
The first BBC television adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic, Dombey and Son (1969) is now available for the first time to own on DVD. Starring John Carson, Kara Wilson, William Moore and Clive Swift. Hugh Leonard s third Dickens adaptation for the BBC, first broadcast in 1969, is an absorbing portrayal of proud logic undone by staunch affection. The timeless story of a father s blinkered pride, public downfall and emotional rescue. Paul Dombey (John Carson) is the wealthy owner of a shipping company whose sole desire is to have a son to inherit the family firm. But when a son arrives, his wife dies soon after, and the sickly boy s own days are numbered. Dombey finds no solace in the affections of his elder child Florence (Kara Wilson). He sees little use in daughters in the business world. Encouraged by the sinister Major Bagstock (Clive Swift), Dombey enters into a second, loveless marriage with Edith Grainger (Sally Home), who eventually flees to France with Dombey s double-dealing business manager James Carker (Gary Raymond). Dombey s livelihood is further undermined by a burgeoning railway network. All seems lost unless his pride will allow him to salvage a relationship with Florence. The colourful characters also include put-upon clerk Walter Gay (Derek Seaton), retired sea-captain Cuttle (William Moore), scatterbrained Mr Toots (Christopher Sandford), Florence s faithful maid Susan Nipper (Helen Fraser), Dombey s fusspot sister Louisa Chick (Hilda Braid) and the spurned but loyal Lucretia Tox (Pat Coombs).
Alien: Resurrection, the fourth entry in the franchise, is directed by French stylist Jean-Pierre Jeunet in a much more straightforward action-adventure manner than its predecessor, the dark and confusing Alien 3. This chapter is set even further in the future, where scientists on a space colony have cloned both the alien and Ripley (Sigourney Weaver), who died in Alien 3; in doing so, however, they've mixed alien DNA with Ripley's human chromosomes, which gives Ripley surprising power (and a bad attitude). A band of smugglers comes aboard only to discover the new race of aliens--and when the multi-mouthed melon heads get loose, no place is safe. But, on the plus side, they have Ripley as a guide to help them get out. Winona Ryder is on hand as the smugglers' most unlikely crew member (with a secret of her own), but this one is Sigourney's all the way. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com On the DVD: Unlike the first Alien movie which has an excellent documentary and director's commentary, this DVD is light on extras (although digital picture and sound quality are excellent) with only a perfunctory "making of" featurette.
Zavvi - The Home of Pop CultureBrian Desmond Hurst adapts and directs JM Synge's scandalous comedy in what was to be the final film of a highly successful career stretching back to the mid-1930s. Featuring stunning cinematography of County Kerry by multiple Oscar-winner Geoffrey Unsworth and a memorable soundtrack from influential composer SeÃ¡n Ã Riada, The Playboy of the Western World stars SiobhÃ¡n McKenna and Gary Raymond alongside a host of players from Dublin's Abbey Theatre. It is featured here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Weary and dishevelled, Christy Mahon stumbles into a remote inn on the Irish coast and tells anyone who'll listen how he's murdered his tyrannous father with a spade. As he enthrals the locals and charms the girls, his tale grows in its telling... until the day Christy's father turns up and he's not as dead as expected! SPECIAL FEATURES: The Man Who Played the Playboy: 2021 interview with Gary Raymond Theatrical trailer Image gallery
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred years and eight horrific experiments later she's back. A group of scientists have cloned her along with the alien queen inside her hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the resurrected Ripley is full of surprises for her creators as are the aliens. And soon a lot more than all hell breaks loose! To combat the creatures Ripley must team up with a band of smugglers including a mechanic named Call (Winona Ryder) who holds more than a few surprises of her own.
Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only by setting an endurance test for each other are they able to be sure of their true feelings.
El Cid is an epic movie masterpiece a tribute to one of history's greatest legends. This dazzling spectacle with a cast of thousands fills the screen with action and romance - from knights in armour jousting on horseback to massive battles on sea and land where columns of warriors stretch across the horizon. At the centre of this powerful motion picture is Charlton Heston in the role he was born to play... the immortal El Cid. Heston is the Spanish warrior battling to drive the Moors from Spain with the vision to be just and the courage to be merciful whose love and devotion to the radiant Chimene (Sophia Loren) knows no bounds... Anthony Mann's epic was nominated for three Oscar's but surprisingly returned home empty-handed.
Impossible odds...Impossible tasks... Give it to the Rat Patrol! Blazing across the North African deserts it's The Rat Patrol an elite Allied commando team whose mission is to attack harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps. Join four-man army Sgt. Sam Troy (Christopher George) Sgt. Jack Moffitt (Gary Raymond) Pvt. Mark Hitchcock (Lawrence Casey) and Pvt. Tully Pettigrew (Justin Tarr) as they wage war against Nazis traitors and wild-eyed fanatics in this action-packed first season collection featuring all 32 explosive episodes. Episodes Comprise: 1. The Chase Of the Fire Raid 2. The Life Against Death Raid 3. The Wildest Rain Of all 4. The Kill Or Be Killed Raid 5. The Chain Of Death Raid 6. The Do Or Die Raid 7. The Blind Man's Bluff 8. The Fatal Chase Raid 9. The Blow Sky High Raid 10. The Moment Of Truce Raid 11. The Deadly Double Raid 12. The Gun Runner Raid 13. The Lighthouse Raid 14. The Dare-Devil Rescue 15. The Last Harbour Raid Part 1 16. The Last Harbour Raid Part 2 17. The Last Harbour Raid Part 3 18. The One That Got Away Raid 19. Two For One Raid 20. The Last Chance Raid 21. The B Negative Raid 22. The Exhibit Raid 23. The Holy War Raid 24. The Two Against Time Raid 25. The Wild Goose Raid 26. The Bring 'Em Back Alive Raid 27. Take Me To Your Leader Raid 28. The Double Or Nothing raid 29. The Hour Glass Raid 30. Mask A Raid 31. The Fire And Brimstone Raid 32. The Delilah Raid
Frank Capra classic, which earned the director an Oscar. When Vermont poet Longfellow Deeds (Gary Cooper) inherits a fortune from his uncle, he sets off for New York to take over his new business empire. Newspaper editor MacWade (George Bancroft), believing the naive and trusting Deeds to be too good to be true, assigns reporter Babe Bennett (Jean Arthur) to dig up the dirt on him. Babe inveigles her way into Deeds' confidence by staging a fainting fit in front of his mansion, but despite her best efforts finds him to be nothing other than a gentleman. Others, however, are determined to prove that Deeds is not fit for his new fortune, and a court case ensues.
An American woman and a Middle-Eastern man embark on an affair in this quality drama.
Elizabeth Taylor and Katharine Hepburn each received Oscar nominations for best actress in this gripping adaptation of the Tennessee Williams play filmed at Shepperton Studios by director Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Beautiful Catherine Holly (Taylor) is committed to a mental institution after witnessing the strange and horrible death of her cousin. Catherine's aunt Violet Venable (Hepburn) tries to influence Dr Cukrowicz (Montgomery Clift) a young neurosurgeon to surgically end Cather
Elvis Presley stars as a rebellious backwoods delinquent gifted with a rare literary talent. Hope Lange is the sympathetic psychiatrist who tries to help him while Tuesday Weld and Millie Perkins round out an all-star cast as his seductive cousin and childhood sweetheart. This is Elvis at his untamed bad-boy best!
One of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies Twelfth Night skillfully weaves a story of deception disguise and frustrated love amid the festivities of an ancient tradition: the Christmas holiday when for one night life is turned upside down and mischief reigns; men dress as women servants dress as their masters and authority is usurped. Heading an illustrious cast in this ITC production are two giants of the stage and screen: Alec Guinness is the pompous and puritanical steward Malvolio and Ralph Richardson plays Sir Toby Belch whose drunken prank deftly exposes Malvolio's vanity and hypocrisy and lies at the heart of the play's subplot. Tommy Steele is the wise fool Feste; renowned Shakespearean actress Joan Plowright plays Viola the shipwrecked young noblewoman posing as a page (Cesario) in the service of Duke Orsino. This acclaimed production is directed by the award-winning John Sichel who worked with some of the world's greatest actors and most prestigious theatre institutions and was originally screened in 1969 as part of the celebrated ITV Saturday Night Theatre series.
Sumptuous in every way, visually magnificent, with grandiose sets, panoramic Spanish vistas and intricately detailed costumes, possessor of one of cinema's greatest music scores, boasting vast and astonishingly kinetic battles, and breathing heroic virtue in every scene, El Cid is the very epitome of epic. For this reworking of the medieval legend of the Cid (Arabic for "Lord") who united warring factions and saved 11th-century Spain from invasion, producer Samuel Bronston and director Anthony Mann insisted every set had to be created from scratch, every costume specially made for this movie alone; they also shot entirely on location in La Mancha and along the Mediterranean coast of Spain to enhance the film's authenticity. The cinematography is saturated with the burnished hues of the Spanish landscape, as are the palatial sets and rich costumes; Miklos Rozsa's resplendent score is also the result of painstaking research into medieval Spanish sources. The screenplay is imbued with knightly gravitas and more than a little salvation imagery, from the opening scene of the young Rodrigo rescuing a cross from a burning church, to the movie's indelible finale as The Cid rides "out of the gates of history into legend".Charlton Heston is at his most indomitable as Rodrigo, "The Cid", a natural leader of men and the embodiment of every manly virtue (note that he fathers twins--a sure token of his virility); Sophie Loren is ravishing as Chimene, the woman whose love for Rodrigo conflicts with her filial instincts after he kills her father, the king's champion, over a point of honour. Their scenes together create a humane warmth at the heart of this vast movie: the moment when Chimene finally declares her love (beneath a shrine of three crosses--more symbolism) to the exiled Rodrigo forms a pivotal and very intimate centrepiece. Shortly thereafter he must rise from their rural marriage bed to lead his followers into battle, and the tension between his public and private lives adds a piquancy to the film's stunning battle sequences. The international supporting cast sometimes look like makeweights, especially when chewing on the occasionally stilted dialogue, but any such faults are easily forgiven as the scale and spectacle of El Cid carries the viewer away on a tide of chivalry.On the DVD: This disc is a sadly missed opportunity to present a classic epic in its original form. Although formatted for 16:9 widescreen TVs, which initially gives hope that this might be an anamorphic widescreen presentation, only the opening and closing titles appear in the correct cinematic ratio. Otherwise this is essentially the same picture as the pan & scan VHS version with the same poor print quality. Since a restored 35mm print of El Cid has been shown at cinemas and on TV in recent years there seems to be no excuse for this cut-down presentation. Add some decidedly minimal extras and the result is a disappointing disc. --Mark Walker
Jon Cold is a freelance secret agent who's as cunning as he is deadly. When Cold is hired to deliver a mysterious package from France to Germany some very dangerous people will stop at nothing to stop him. But getting in his way is a decision they might not live to regret... With exotic locations and blistering action The Foreigner is heart-pounding entertainment that'll keep you on the edge of your seat!
Taking more than two years from conception to release Stevie Wonder's classic 1976 double-album 'Songs In The Key Of Life' is now generally accepted as his finest creative hour in an enduring 35-year recording career that has been filled with many other highlights. The remarkable story of Wonder's 'Songs In The Key Of Life' project is told here. Stevie himself reminisces about the inspiration behind the album - It was a challenge doing an album that was related to life - and there are also contributions from Berry Gordy the founder and father figure of Motown Records Quincy Jones Herbie Hancock and lyrcist Gary Byrd among many others. In addition there is unique reunion of musicians who played on the original album sessions. Certainly 'Songs In The Key Of Life' is a truly remarkable album. Its story is vividly related in this 'Classic Album' programme including as a celebratory re-creation twenty years on of 'I Wish' and 'Sir Duke' with the original musicians who played on the session.
This is the story of one of the most daring and dazzling robberies in modern history. There are few people who like a flutter who will not be familiar with the phrase 'The Great Bookie Robbery'. In the way that the Great Train Robbery caught the imagination of the public in the UK this headline grabbing heist entered immediately into Australian crime folklore alongside Ned Kelly; this is the story of the day the bookies got fleeced! The story began in Parkhurst Prison England. Here Mike Power (John Bach) a convicted felon conceived a plan for a robbery that would take place on the other side of the world in Australia. His well organized gang stole between $6 million and $12 million from the Victorian Club. An intricately planned and perfectly executed crime that was all over in the space of just 11minutes. The men Raymond Bennett Ian Carroll Laurence Prendergast Brian and LeslieKane and Norman Lee rented an office in the same building and hid the money there while making a fake getaway in a van. The only member of the gang to be charged was Norman Lee; he was subsequently acquitted. Later Lee was killed by police while taking part in a heist at Melbourne Airport. The story came out and the true identities of those involved were exposed when Lee's lawyer revealed the details of the crime.
Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred years and eight horrific experiments later she's back. A group of scientists have cloned her along with the alien queen inside her hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the resurrected Ripley is full of surprises for her ""creators"" as are the aliens. And soon a lot more than ""all hell"" breaks loose! To combat the creatures Ripley must team up with a band of smugglers including a mechanic named Call (Winona Ryder) who holds more than a few surprises of her own.
The Millionairess (1960): Based on a play by George Bernard Shaw which studies an immensely wealthy woman who falls for the charms of a poor Indian doctor. Sophia Loren plays a spoilt heiress able to buy anything she wants. When she meets an Indian doctor (Peter Sellers) whose sole concern is to help the poor and needy she knows that this is the man for her. Although in love with her he is so terrified of being in her power that he foils all her attempts to 'buy' him. Only
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