This psychodrama is set in New Zealand during the 1880's and is based on the true story of an orphaned 18 year old who marries a cruel much older man. He constantly abuses her and keeps her under his thumb until she finally snaps and kills him. Later she is tried in court for murder...
Available for the first time on DVD This dark comedy thriller about the 19th century body snatchers. Set in Edinburgh Burke (Nesbitt) & Hare (Edwards) embark on the profitable enterprise of supplying the dead bodies of lodgers from the poorhouse to the medical pioneer Dr Knox (Andrews). As the supply of corpses dries up and driven by their money grabbing wives the pair move onto murder in order to maintain their income. Dr. Knox suspicions become alerted when hes presented with the corpse of a club footed beggar who hes seen alive earlier in the day. Horror, melodrama and lewd sexploitation all characterise this production
The Internecine Project is a fantastic conspiracy-thriller based on the novel by Mort W. Elkind and starring the late James Coburn. Former secret agent Robert Elliot is to be promoted as a personal advisor to the President of the USA. However there are people who know of the corruption in his past life. His solution to the problem is to have them assassinated...
Based on Peter Barnes' hit play this caustic hilarious and irreverent black comedy has rightly become a cult classic. The House of Gurney has a family problem - namely the 14th Earl of Gurney (Peter O' Toole) who thinks he is Jesus Christ and when restored to 'normalcy' turns into Jack the Ripper. Unfortunately the young earl is also the sole heir to the family fortune so his relatives go to great lengths to trick him into siring a new heir. Then they can institutionalise him and gain access to the money through the child. But the 14th Earl of Gurney has a few tricks up his sleeve... This controversial tragicomedy managed to condemn just about every section of British society - from the public school system to the Houses of Parliament and from the Church to homosexuality. It also boasts some truly inspirational performances including O'Toole (who received an Oscar nomination for his tour de force role) Alastair Sim as a feeble-minded bishop and Arthur Lowe as a hilariously insolent left wing manservant.
Her Marriage Was A Prison... With Only One Way Out This psychodrama is set in New Zealand during the 1880s and is based on the true story of an orphaned 18 year old who marries a cruel much older man. He constantly abuses her and keeps her under his thumb until finally she snaps and using hypnotism kills him. Later she is tried in court for murder.
In November 1922, Howard Carter and his backer, Lord Carnarvon, make an extraordinary discovery in the Valley of the Kings, the sacred burial ground of the pharaohs, near Luxor: the tomb of the frail young king, Tutankhamen. But the rumour of an ancient curse, of impending grief and disaster, threatens to mar their triumph... A stellar cast - including Tom Baker, Eva Marie Saint, Robin Ellis, Wendy Hiller, Raymond Burr and Harry Andrews - feature in this lavish HTV drama, filmed on location in Egypt and based on Barry Wynne's bestselling Behind the Mask of Tutankhamen. A small army of over 70 actors and technicians travelled to the Valley of the Kings to make the film, but this stunning, highly authentic production - allocated a budget of over two million pounds - was not without its own drama; the most frightening in a series of on-set incidents saw Ian McShane, originally cast as Carter, narrowly escaping serious injury when his car plunged over a 40ft cliff, leaving several cast and crew members feeling decidedly uneasy about the legend of an ancient curse!
This limited Edition Gift set features the 2 disc special edition of The Battle of Britain with the book by Stephen Bungay entitled The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History Of The Battle Of Britain and a specialised colour picture print. Battle Of Britain (Dir. Guy Hamilton) (1969):This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war; but when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history! The Most Dangerous Enemy: A History Of The Battle Of Britain (Stephen Bungay): This history of the Battle of Britain provides an encyclopaedic academic rigour: the author went back to original sources both in the Public Record Office and the German archives. Challenging virtually every time-honoured myth and assumption about Britain's victory the book questions the traditional myth of an amateurish honourable British ""Few"" up against a pitiless and regimented German war machine. It actually asserts exactly the opposite: that it was Britain's pilots who were the ruthless combatants and its aircraft production that was the well-oiled machine and the Germans who never quite recovered from their amateurish underestimation of their ""most dangerous enemy"".
This is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best. Few defining moments can change the outcome of war . But when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe they may well have altered the course of history!
Adaptation of the risquÃ© play by Joe Orton. Kath (Beryl Reid) and Ed (Harry Andrews) are a lonely middle-aged brother and sister who live together. When Kath meets Mr Sloane (Peter McEnery) in a cemetery and falls for his charms, she invites him to become a lodger. Before long, Ed has fallen for Sloane's charms also and hires him to be his chauffeur, taking an unwholesome interest in Sloane's tight leather uniform. While Kath and Ed rival for Sloane's affections, their invalid father becomes increasingly convinced that he has some connection to an old unsolved murder. Trapped between the three of them, Sloane makes a shocking decision which has unexpected results.
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