Paris 1792. Crowds hungry for blood cheer as the heads of hundreds of aristocrats fall under the blade of the guillotine. The French Revolution has entered its phase of terror. A mysterious rescuer know only by his alias of The Scarlet Pimpernel is proving the scourge of the Revolution as he daringly snatches aristocrats from the jaws of death under the noses of the executioners. Against this backdrop sits a love story a marriage and a man hunt for the Scarlet Pimpernel ordered by Robespierre himself. Special Features: Actor Filmographies Subtitles
Another masked avenger is reincarnated as a big budget movie. Idle playboy Lamont Cranston (Alec Baldwin), schooled in Tibetan mysticism, fights crime in late '30s New York while wearing a natty hat and false beak. He finds time to romance telepathic sweetie Margo Lane (Penelope Miller), whose crusty old scientist Dad (Ian McKellen) has just invented an atom bomb which is in danger of falling into the hands of Shiwan Khan (John Lone), conquest-happy last descendent of Genghis Khan.Director Russell Mulcahy turns out the regulation death traps (a locked chamber filling with water, a bomb timer which ticks away during the climax) and the Shadow breezes through via nifty "invisible" effects. It evokes the conventions and charms of 1930s' pulp fiction in rather more nostalgic mode than Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction, and adds little of its own attitude, although a sly camp sensibility (notably in the extremely chi-chi Tim Curry and John Lone as the villains) goes for snickering at the expense of tension. A pleasant, eye-pleasing movie but, after the super-heroic likes of Batman, The Crow and The Mask, the merely mysterious Shadow seems somewhat grandfatherly and remote. --Kim Newman
The X-Men face their most potent threat to date when a vaccine to 'cure' mutants is discovered.
It took some time for Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson to return to Middle Earth, but the wait was very much worth it. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey starts off by playing strongly to its links to the previous adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord Of The Rings trilogy, before setting off on an adventure of its own. The first of three films based on The Hobbit, An Unexpected Journey isn't a fast film to get going, but it does spent quality time introducing its key characters. Most moviegoers are more than familiar with Sir Ian McKellen's Gandalf of course, but the collection of dwarves and Martin Freeman's take on Bilbo Baggins are all brought together, and the adventure ensues. It's a journey that's punctuated by terrifically orchestrated action sequences, a swirling score, and lavish production design. Furthermore, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has one or two real standout moments contained within its running time, not least when we finally get reunited with Gollum. The sequence where Bilbo Baggins and Gollum come face to face is as good as anything Jackson put on screen in the Lord Of The Rings films. And while The Hobbit doesn't quite capture the magic of the earlier trilogy often enough, there's a lot here to enjoy, and plenty left to look forward to. It's beautifully, beautifully presented on disc, too. --Jon Foster
In the second film of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, the breathtaking adventure continues. The Fellowship is broken, but its quest to destroy the One Ring continues. Winner of two Academy Awards.
Unleash your inner mutant with the Ultimate X-Men Movie Collection - including all 5 thrilling films together for the first time! Featuring eye-popping visual effects, thunderous sound and extraordinary star power, including Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen and Rebecca Romijn, this is nonstop action and excitement from start to finish!Titles Comprise:X-Men: Born into a world filled with prejudice are children who possess extraordinary and dangerous powers-the result of unique genetic mutations. Cyclops unleashes bolts of energy from his eyes. Storm can manipulate the weather at will. Rouge absorbs the life force of anyone she touches. But under the tutelage of Professor Xavier (Patrick Stewart), these and other outcasts learn to harness their powers for the good of mankind. Now they must protect those who fear them as the nefarious Magneto (Ian Mckellen), who believes humans and mutants can never co-exist, unveils his sinister plan for the future!X2:The time has come for those who are different to stand united...The X-Men have to band together to find a mutant assassin who has made an attempt on the President's life, while the Mutant Academy at Westchester is attacked by military forces prompting some uncomfortable home truths for Wolverine...X-Men 3:Take a stand... When a pharmaceutical company publicises a 'cure' to suppress mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Stewart), and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto (McKellen)...X-Men: Origins - Wolverine: Leading up to the events in the X-Men film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's (Hugh Jackman) epically violent past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way, Wolverine encounters many mutants, both familiar and new, including surprise appearances by several legends of the X-Men universe.X-Men: First Class: X-Men: First Class brings together the epic scale and action of a classic blockbuster with a character driven story that unveils the beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold War and our world at the brink of nuclear Armageddon. As the first class discovers, harnesses and comes to terms with their formidable powers, alliances are formed that will shape the eternal war between the heroes and villains of the X-Men universe. The British dream team behind Kick Ass - director Matthew Vaughn and writer Jane Goldman - are joined by a stellar cast including James McAvoy (Wanted), Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds), Nicholas Hoult (A Single Man) and Jason Flemying (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) in one of the biggest blockbusters of the year.
In the second part of the fantasy trilogy Frodo and Sam continue on to Mordor in their mission to destroy the One Ring, whilst their former companions make new allies and launch an assault on Isengard.
Special Features: Writing Angels and Demons Handling Props This is an Ambigram
'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' continues the adventure of the title character Bilbo Baggins as he journeys with the Wizard Gandalf and thirteen Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield on an epic quest to reclaim the Lonely Mountain and the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor. Having survived the beginning of their unexpected journey the Company continues East encountering along the way the skin-changer Beorn and a swarm of giant Spiders in the treacherous forest of Mirkwood. After escaping capture by the dangerous Wood-elves the Dwarves journey to Lake-town and finally to the Lonely Mountain itself where they must face the greatest danger of all - a creature more terrifying than any other; one which will test not only the depth of their courage but the limits of their friendship and the wisdom of the journey itself - the Dragon Smaug. Special Features: New Zealand: Home of Middle Earth - Part 2 Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - Trailer 1 Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug - Trailer 2 Live Event: In the Cutting Room Production Video: Introduction to Pick Ups Shooting Recap of Pick-Ups - Part 1 Recap of Pick-Ups - Part 2 Music Scoring: Scoring the Desolation of Smaug in Wellington Peter Jackson invites you to the set Lego Hobbit Game Trailer Kingdoms of Middle Earth Trailer Ed Sheeran - I See Fire Music Video
Marvel Comics' team of mutant superheroes The X-Men return in a sequel to the blockbuster hit of 2001.
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) and the Company of Dwarves. The Dwarves of Erebor have reclaimed the vast wealth of their homeland but now must face the consequences of having unleashed the terrifying Dragon Smaug upon the defenseless men women and children of Lake-town. As he succumbs to dragon-sickness the King Under the Mountain Thorin Oakenshield sacrifices friendship and honor in his search for the legendary Arkenstone. Unable to help Thorin see reason Bilbo is driven to make a desperate and dangerous choice not knowing that even greater perils lie ahead. An ancient enemy has returned to Middle-earth. Sauron the Dark Lord has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict the races of Dwarves Elves and Men must decide—unite or be destroyed. Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends as five great armies go to war.
With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring Hunting Frodo are servants of the Dark Lord Sauron reclaims the Ring Middle earth is doomed. Winner of four Academy Awards this epic tale of good versus evil friendship and sacrifice will transport you to a world beyond imagination. Special Features: The Director and Writers: Part 1 The Design Team: Part 1 The Production and Post Production Team: Part 1 The Cast: Part 1 Easter Egg - MTV Movie Award Spoof The Director and Writers: Part 2 The Design Team: Part 2 The Production and Design Team: Part 2 The Cast: Part 2 Easter Egg - Two Towers Sneak Peek Peter Jackson Introduction JRR Tolkien Creator of Middle Earth From Book to Script Storyboards and Pre-Vis: Making Words into Images The Prologue Orc Pursuit into Lothlorien Sarn Gebir Rapids Chase Gandalf Rides to Orthanc The Stairs of Khazad-Dum Storyboard to Film Comparison: Nazgul Attack at Bree Bridge of Khazad Dum Bag End Set Test Designing Middle-Earth Weta Workshop Costume Design Design Galleries with selected Audio Commentary Middle-Earth Atlas Interactive New Zealand as Middle-Earth Interactive Elijah Wood Introduction The Fellowship Cast A Day in the Life of a Hobbit Cameras in Middle Earth Scale Big-atures Weta Digital Editorial: Assembling an Epic Digital Grading The Soundscapes of Middle-Earth Music for Middle-Earth The Road Goes Ever On... Behind the Scenes
This six-disc box set contains the three theatrical-release versions of The Lord of the Rings trilogy--that is, the films as they were originally seen in cinemas. The individual titles are all also available as separate two-disc sets: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
The epic conclusion to the adventure of Bilbo Baggins. The Extended Edition film is 19 minutes longer with new and extended scenes, not seen in the theatrical release.
Like a fine gourmet meal, the BBC's 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield has something to suit every taste: a well-paced screenplay that keeps the tale bowling along without losing the delights of some of Dickens' most sparkling dialogue; a rich gallery of characters; and a cast which features many of Britain's favourite actors. There is, of course, plenty of high comedy but some very tight direction checks any tendencies to over-ripe performance. The whole production is tightly integrated: from David's idyllic if cloistered childhood with his beloved mother and their devoted servant Peggotty, through the shattering arrival of a sadistic stepfather, rescue by his eccentric Aunt Betsey Trotwood and a journey into maturity where his very innocence makes him the unwitting agent of tragedy before all is resolved. Ciaran McMenamin is the mature David, his youthful face increasingly clouded by the gathering of experience. Trevor Eve oozes evil as his stepfather Mr Murdstone, ultimately neutralised by Maggie Smith's Aunt Betsey, a comic performance of true genius that gives frequent flashes of the vulnerable human being beneath. In other inspired pieces of casting, Nicholas Lyndhurst's incubus-like Uriah Heep haunts every scene he's in, and Pauline Quirke's Peggotty exudes the motherly warmth that sustains David during his darkest moments. Three hours of classic drama heaven. --Piers Ford
The Quest Is Over: All 3 Extended Versions in Dazzling 1080p and DTS HD-MA 6.1 Audio. Deluxe 15-Disc Set Includes 9 Special Features DVDs with over 26 Hours of Spellbinding Behind-the-Moviemaking Material Including the Rare Costa Botes Documentaries. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING EXTENDED EDITION With the help of a courageous fellowship of friends and allies, Frodo embarks on a perilous mission to destroy the legendary One Ring. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS EXTENDED EDITION In the middle chapter of this historic movie trilogy, the Fellowship is broken but its quest to destroy the One Ring continues. THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RETURN OF THE KING EXTENDED EDITION The final battle for Middle-earth begins. Frodo and Sam, led by Gollum, continue their dangerous mission toward the fires of Mount Doom in order to destroy the One Ring.
Tom Hanks headlines this big screen adaptation of Dan Brown's global hit novel.
Introducing Ultra HD. 4 Times Sharper than HD. Offers Brilliant Brights and Deepest Darks with HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Wider Colour Spectrum adding Dazzling Colours to your viewing experience. X-Men: Days of Future Past is now available in this new format. X-Men unite! An all-star cast, including Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender, James McAvoy, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Ellen Page, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, assembles for battle in this mind-blowing adventure. As armies of murderous Sentinel robots hunt down mutants and humans alike, the unstoppable characters from the X-Men trilogy join forces with their younger selves in an epic struggle to change the past and save our future.
The first in a trilogy of films based on the enduring masterpiece The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey follows title character Bilbo Baggins who - along with the Wizard Gandalf and 13 Dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield - is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome Dragon Smaug. Their journey will take them into the Wild through treacherous lands inhabited by Goblins Orcs and deadly Wargs as well as a mysterious and sinister figure known only as the Necromancer. Along the path the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of ingenuity and courage that surprise even himself he also gains possession of a precious ring tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways he cannot begin to imagine. Special Features: Introduction by Peter Jackson A Long Expected Journey The Journey Back to Middle- Earth Riddles in the Dark An Unexpected Party Roast Mutton Bastion of the Greenwood A Short Rest Over Hill Under Hill Out of the Frying Pan Return to Hobbiton The Epic of Scene 88 The Battle of Moria Edge of the Wilderland Home is Behind The World Ahead Credits The Company of Thorin Assembling the Dwarves Thorin Fili and Kili Balin and Dwalin Oin and Gloin Doir Nori and Ori Bifur Bofur and Bombur Mr. Baggins: The 14th Member Durin’s Folk: Creating the Dwarves The Peoples and Denizens of Middle Earth The Stone Trolls Radagast the Brown Goblins Azog the Defilers Realms of the Third Age Hobbiton Rhosgobel Rivendell The Misty Mountains Goblin Town The Songs of the Hobbit Credits
Available for the first time ever on DVD in the UK! An English bon-vivant osteopath is enchanted with a young exotic dancer and invites her to live with him. He serves as friend and mentor and through his contacts and parties she and her friend meet and date members of the Conservative Party. Eventually a scandal occurs when her affair with the Minister of War goes public threatening their lifestyles and their freedom. Based on the real Profumo scandal of 1963.
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