This intriguing thriller is based on Steve Shagan's best-selling 1979 book of the same name. It begins in Germany 1945 as the Third Reich realize that the end is at hand. A general is sent to Switzerland with a truckful of documents containing information on the German discovery of a formula for the manufacturing of synthetic fuel. He is intercepted by an American who believes the world will become one big corporation at the end of the war. The scene cuts to present day Los Angeles
Stanley Kubric's classic black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse is both funny and frightening, and seems as relevant today as ever. Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals, U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff Buck Turgidson (George C Scott), trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russias strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers), a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientists who has bizarre ideas about mans future. The President (also Sellers) is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake (Sellers once again). Dr. Strangelove is truly a brilliant film classic.
Life doesn't always go as planned... A powerful unflinching glimpse into the dark bizarre world of the pornography industry. George C. Scott gives a strong sensitive portrayal of a deeply religious Midwestern businessman whose daughter while on a church-sponsored outing runs away from home. He hires an oddball detective (Peter Boyle) who learns that the daughter has been making cheap sex films. When the father realizes that he can no longer trust the detective he decides to hun
Everyone thought the RMS Titanic was the safest ship in the world - a leading shipbuilding journal proclaimed it 'unsinkable' because of its watertight compartment design. On its first trip from England to New York City, it collided with an iceberg in the middle of the North Atlantic. The much-publicized 'unsinkable' watertight compartment design was never designed to cope with such extensive damage, and the 'unsinkable' ship starts to go down. Even worse, more than half the 2200+ passengers & crew on board are already doomed, as the Titanic is only carrying lifeboats for about 1200. This is the frightening and untold story of the passengers & crew's struggles to stay alive on the ill-fated liner’s maiden voyage. Isabella Paradine (Catherine Zeta Jones) is a wealthy woman mourning the loss of her aunt, who reignites a romance with old flame, Wynn Park (Peter Gallagher). Meanwhile, a charming ne'er do well named Jamie Perse (Mike Doyle) steals a ticket for the ship, and falls for a sweet innocent Irish girl on board. But their romance is threatened by the villainous Simon Doonan (Tim Curry), who has discovered about the ticket and makes Jamie his unwilling accomplice, as well as having sinister plans for the girl. Director Robert Lieberman and scripter’s Ross Lamanna and Joyce Eliason easily convey tension as the great ocean liner approaches what we know to be certain doom. This box set also contains replicated memorabilia of the original documents and information for The Titanic including: Letter of Condolence Distress Call Large Poster Transcript Identity Card 2nd Class Menu Illustration of the ship Dear Brother letter Advert Small Poster Black and White photographs Music Sheet
Prince Horace is the spoiled and arrogant heir to the throne whose continual pranks are designed to get his distant father's attention. Young Jemmy is a desperate street-wise orphan trying to survive with his sister. Jemmy is taken from the streets to become the prince's new whipping boy - he must take the place of the prince when punishment is administered. Soon the Prince and the whipping boy embark on an adventure which tests their friendship and loyalty...
The Last Days of Patton One of the most heroic and inspirational leaders of World War Two, General George S. Patton (George C. Scott) is seriously injured in a car accident just a few weeks after the end of the war and is not expected to survive. This is the story of the last few months of the General's life and the Army Medical Corps efforts to save him. As he lies immobile in a hospital bed, surrounded by the pessimistic doctors and his worried wife, he waits for death and reminisces about his happy younger days. From Hell to Victory On August 24th 1939 in a small riverside cafe in France, six old friends vow to reunite on that day each year, however fate has a way of disrupting even the best laid plans. With the outbreak of war the friends find their lives running very different courses as their loyalties and nationalities begin to forge their future. An action-packed tale of war, friendships and family ties. Hitler's SS This star-studded and gripping drama portrays the rise and fall of the Third Reich through the lives of two brothers who find themselves on opposite sides of the Nazi party. Helmut (Bill Nighy) the brilliant but opportunistic student, and Karl (John Shea) an idealistic athlete both come of age at the dawn of Hitler’s 1930s Germany. Although bound under the Nazi banner and in love with the same woman (Lucy Gutteridge), both brothers have different experience and expectations in the conflict. Battle of Blood Island An amphibious attack by American troops on a South Pacific island meets with a heavy Japanese defence killing all but two survivors, leaving one unable to walk. Isolation, lack of food and a primal fear all begin to take their toll as the months pass and when the realisation of their situation begins to sink in, the men have a new enemy to fight - each other. Dive Bomber The ever-dashing Errol Flynn stars alongside Fred MacMurray in this action packed drama set at the U.S. Naval Air Station in San Diego during the uncertain year of 1941. With war already raging in Europe, U.S. Forces began to prepare for their seemingly inevitable involvement in the conflict. As part of the preparation Naval flight surgeon Lt. Doug Lee (Errol Flynn) is determined to eradicate pilot blackout and altitude sickness, thus handing U.S. pilots an immeasurable advantage. With the initially reluctant help of Lt. Com Joe Blake (Fred MacMurray) the two men risk their own lives in order to find a cure. Aerial Gunner Lieutenant Davis and his stricken aircraft return to base following a successful bombing mission over Japan, only to discover members of his crew are either missing or dead. Recounting in flashbacks the events leading up to the fatal mission, Davis tells of his rivalry with his aerial gunner Sgt Foxy Pattis. A dramatic story of envy, revenge and comradeship set against the background of World War Two.
Set during the swinging sixties in San Francisco Richard Lester's landmark romantic drama tells of the charmingly kooky socialite Petulia (Julie Christie) who has been recently married to David (Richard Chamberlain). Unhappy with her marriage she embarks on a love affair with a melancholy recently-divorced doctor (George C. Scott) as they try to make sense of their dispassionate lives. Through Nicolas Roeg's cinematography the non-linear fragmented love story loops back and forth and the dark reality emerges from the idyllic fa''ade of sixties opulence. As the story of Petulia's abuse at the hands of her husband unfolds the lovers try to find the courage to change the course of their lives in the face of their respective demons.
Classic comedy whodunnit directed by John Huston ('The Maltese Falcon').
A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (including Best Picture) Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. One of its Oscars went to George C. Scott for this triumphant portrayal of George Patton the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Special mention must go to Francis Ford Coppola's superb script which he wrote while laying low from from the box-office faliure of Rain People. Charism
George C Scott stars as General George S. Patton in this biographical drama The Last Days Of Patton. This film tells the story of the last few months of General Pattoin's life after he is seriously injured in a car accident.
Hollywood Collection: Gary Cooper - The Face Of A Hero Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Cooper's horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies. And he never lost his love of the great American outdoors. Though he rarely played a villain and was an adept comedian, Cooper is best remembered for his strong, silent heroes. With his lanky countryboy looks and shy hesitancy he created a unique screen presence, though his real life was one of...
Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson, an arrogant, amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best, Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats, who's backed by Bert Gordon, a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ, but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around, but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats, no matter what price he...
A brilliant film a classic black comedy. A group of war-eager military men plan a nuclear apocalypse that is both funny and frightening - and seems as relevant today as ever. Through a series of military and political accidents two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff ""Buck"" Turgidson (George C. Scott) - trigger an ingenious irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers as is Captain Mandrake (Sellers again) the only man who can stop them...
If only the designers builders and owners hadn't bought into the untimely fatal myth of her being unsinkable...If only the chairman of the White Star Line hadn't declined in a fit of corporate hubris to try to chop a day off the trans-Atlantic crossing record by ordering the Titanic's speed increased to a dangerous 22-plus knots even though icebergs were a well-known menace...If only the Titanic had been adequately supplied with lifeboats. There were in fact places for only 1 200 people although 2 228 passengers and crew were aboard the glittering palace for her maiden - and final - voyage. What makes the Titanic saga so compelling of course are the private stories of those who embarked on the fateful crossing many of whom we meet in this gripping drama.
""Newman is outstanding."" - Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson an arrogant amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats who's backed by Bert Gordon a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around
""Ten grand I'm gonna win ten grand in one night. Well who's gonna beat me?"" - 'Fast Eddie' Felson (Paul Newman) Paul Newman is electrifying as Fast Eddie Felson an arrogant amoral hustler who haunts backstreet pool rooms fleecing anyone who'll pick up a cue. Determined to be acclaimed as the best Eddie seeks out the legendary Minnesota Fats who's backed by Bert Gordon a predatory gambler. Eddie can beat the champ but virtually defeats himself with his low self-image. The love of a lonely woman could turn Eddie's life around but he won't rest until he beats Minnesota Fats no matter what price he must pay... Voted one of the 1961's best by ""The New York Times"" and ""Time "" and distinguished by 2 Academy Awards - Cinematography Art Direction/Set Decoration (B&W) The Hustler is a dazzling cinematic triumph!
The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation his fall his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter O'Toole as the haunting presence of the Angel of God. The legendary John Huston directs and delivers a commanding performance as Noah. From the film's opening amidst cosmic chaos to its lingering message of hope and salvation The Bible stands as a monumental motion picture achievement.
A brilliant film a classic black comedy! A group of war-eager military men plan a nuclear apocalypse that is both funny and frightening - and seems as relevant today as ever. Through a series of military and political accidents two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden) and Joint Chief of Staff Buck Turgidson (George C. Scott) - trigger an ingenious irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs. The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about man's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers as is Captain Mandrake (Sellers again) the only man who can stop them...
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