From Sergio Leone, the acclaimed director of A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West comes his final Western, A Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck, You Sucker! and released in some territories as Once Upon A Time... the Revolution). Starring acting giants Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) as Juan Miranda, an amoral peasant-turned-outlaw, and James Coburn (Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid) as John Mallory, a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary who has fled to Mexico after becoming a fugitive in his own country. Together, they're a devilishly volatile mix of anti-establishment philosophies and violent tendencies as they attempt to liberate political prisoners, defend their compatriots against a well-equipped militia, and risk their lives on a train filled with explosives. Featuring a haunting and rousing score by iconic composer Ennio Morricone, A Fistful of Dynamite has risen in stature over the years and is now recognised alongside The Dollars Trilogy and Once Upon A Time in the West as a true masterpiece. Special Features: Two versions of the film presented in 1080p across two Blu-ray disc, including a transfer from the 2K restoration completed by Cineteca di Bologna in 2009. Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Original Mono Audio available on both versions Audio Commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox Audio Commentary by film historian Sir. Christopher Frayling A brand new and exclusive interview with film critic and writer Kim Newman A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema The Myth of Revolution [22 mins] Sir Christopher Frayling on Duck, You Sucker! Sergio Donati Remembers Duck, You Sucker! [7 mins] Sorting Out The Versions: An Analysis of Duck, You Sucker! [12 mins] Once Upon A Time in Italy [6 mins] featurette Restoration, Italian Style [6 mins] Location Comparisons [9 mins] Radio Spots Trailer PLUS: A collector's booklet featuring writing on the film by Simon Ward, and western authority Howard Hughes
From the team that brought you "Toy Story" comes this CGI tale about the monsters that every child knows live in the cupboard! However these monsters are far less fierce that they'd have us believe.
In Sister Act, Whoopi Goldberg plays a Reno lounge singer who hides out as a nun when her villainous boyfriend (Harvey Keitel) goes gunning for her. Maggie Smith is the mother superior who has to cope with Whoopi's unorthodox behaviour, but the cute script turns the tables and shows the latter energising the stodgy convent with song and attitude. A real crowd-pleaser and a perfect vehicle for Goldberg, this is a happy experience all around. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com Whoopi Goldberg returns in Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, a gratuitous, poorly written sequel that contrives a reason to get her character back into Maggie Smith's convent. The "socially conscious" plot finds Goldberg being asked to relate to a bunch of street kids and pull them together into a choir. Since a bad guy is needed, the script grabs that old chestnut about a rich guy (James Coburn) preparing to close down the convent's school, and runs with it. The film is slow and unconvincing from start to finish, although co-stars Mary Wickes and Kathy Najimy get some good laughs, and the music is pretty spirited. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
In this deliciously dark comedic thriller, a trio of crooks relentlessly pursue a young American, played by AUDREY HEPBURN (Roman Holiday, Breakfast at Tiffany's), outfitted in gorgeous Givenchy, through Paris in an attempt to recover the fortune her dead husband stole from them. The only person she can trust is a suave, mysterious stranger, played by CARY GRANT (Bringing Up Baby, North by Northwest). Director STANLEY DONEN (On the Town, Singin' in the Rain, Two for the Road) goes splendidly Hitchcockian for Charade, a glittering emblem of sixties style and macabre wit. Features: Restored high-definition digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Audio commentary featuring director Stanley Donen and screenwriter Peter Stone Original theatrical trailer PLUS: A booklet featuring an essay by film historian Bruce Eder
Monsters IncLovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters Inc. the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world it's the monsters who are scared silly and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. Special Features: Filmmakers' Round Table Monsters Inc. Ride and Go Seek: Building Monstropolis in Japan Roz's 100 Door Challenge Game Monster UniversityMike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Sulley) are an inseparable pair but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Unlock the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Special Features: The Blue Umbrella - Theatrical Short Audio Commentary
Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samurai was a natural for an American remake--after all, the codes and conventions of ancient Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical movie West) are not so very far apart. Thus The Magnificent Seven effortlessly turns samurai into cowboys (the same trick worked more than once: Kurosawa's Yojimbo became Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars). The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders once and for all. The gunmen are cool and capable, with most of the actors playing them just on the cusp of '60s stardom: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The man who brings these warriors together is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing especially stylish about the approach of veteran director John Sturges (The Great Escape), but the storytelling is clear and strong, and the charisma of the young guns fairly flies off the screen. If that isn't enough to awaken the 12-year-old kid inside anyone, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein music will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum... Followed by three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride! --Robert Horton
On the run from the British government in Mexico Sean Mallory (Coburn) an IRA explosives expert is befriended by Juan Miranda (Steiger) the leader of a bandit family. Upon witnessing Mallory's skills with explosives Juan asks Sean to join his gang to raid the bank of Mesa Verde but before long he's caught up in the Mexican revolution!
The Great Escape image of Steve McQueen (as "The Cooler King") astride his motorcycle has entered silver-screen iconography, alongside Brando on his bike from The Wild One. Based on a true story about a group of POWs who mount a daring breakout from a supposedly inescapable Nazi prison camp, this rousing and suspenseful World War II epic features an all-star cast, including James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, and David McCallum. --Jim Emerson
Walter Hill's colourful directorial debut has quite a cult following for its toughness and violence, and it may well be his best film. Charles Bronson plays a silent street fighter in 1930s New Orleans, managed by the cool James Coburn. Jill Ireland, Strother Martin, and Michael McGuire co-star in this spare existential Depression dirge. It owes a lot to its noir origins that Hill adores so much, yet there's something very fresh and vital about its subject and approach. That's really what made so many of these films from the '70s so endearing. A bonus is the love and affection displayed by the real-life husband and wife team of Bronson and Ireland. --Bill Desowitz
The Magnificent Seven effortlessly turn samurai into cowboys (the same trick worked more than once: Kurosawa'sYojimbo became Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars) and Akira Kurosawa's rousing Seven Samuri was a natural for an American remake through this movie--after all, the codes and conventions of ancient Japan and the Wild West (at least the mythical movie West) are not so very far apart. The beleaguered denizens of a Mexican village, weary of attacks by banditos, hire seven gunslingers to repel the invaders once and for all. The gunmen are cool and capable, with most of the actors playing them just on the cusp of 60s stardom: Steve McQueen, JamesCoburn, Charles Bronson, Robert Vaughn. The man who brings these warriors together is Yul Brynner, the baddest bald man in the West. There's nothing especially stylish about the approach of veteran director John Sturges (The Great Escape), but the storytelling is clear and strong, and the charisma of the young guns fairly flies off the screen. If that isn't enough to awaken the 12-year-old kid inside anyone, the unforgettable Elmer Bernstein music will do it: bum-bum-ba-bum, bum-ba-bum-ba-bum... followed by three inferior sequels, Return of the Seven, Guns of the Magnificent Seven, and The Magnificent Seven Ride!--Robert Horton, Amazon.com
Monsters IncLovable Sulley and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski are the top scare team at Monsters Inc. the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world it's the monsters who are scared silly and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. Special Features: All-New Animated Short Film Mike's New Car For the Birds: 2001 Academy Award-Winner for Best Animated Short Film Finding Nemo - Sneak Peek Hilarious Outtakes and Company Play Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes Disney Storytime Peek-A-Boo: Boo's Door Game Monster UniversityMike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan (Sulley) are an inseparable pair but that wasn't always the case. From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Unlock the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends. Special Features: The Blue Umbrella - Theatrical Short Audio Commentary
Experience the film that captured the hearts of critics and fans around the world in a breathtaking new way. Monsters, Inc. is visually dazzling, action-packed and hilarious, raves the Boston Herald. Experience it like never before in this Ultimate Collector's Edition! Lovable Sulley (John Goodman) and his wisecracking sidekick Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) are the top scare team at Monsters, Inc., the scream-processing factory in Monstropolis. When a little girl named Boo wanders into their world, it's the monsters who are scared silly, and it's up to Sulley and Mike to keep her out of sight and get her back home. Open the door to a phenomenal world of excitement and imagination that will have you screaming for more. Loaded with sensational bonus features, including the theatrical short, Partysaurus Rex, Monsters, Inc. is hours of fantastic family fun. Special Features: Filmmakers' Round Table Monsters, Inc. Ride and Go Seek: Building Monstropolis in Japan Roz's 100 Door Challenge Gameo Toy Story Toons: Partysaurus Rex For the Birds Outtakes and Company Play
A star-studded World War II drama about the great air and naval battle in which the underdog Americans - outnumbered by the huge Japanese flotilla - won American military supremacy in the Pacific. Leading them to their heroic victory is Admiral Nimitz and Captain Matt Garth (Heston) the latter a junior officer whose life is complicated by his son's romance with a Japanese-American girl...
In 1943 the Germans opened Stalag Luft III a maximum-security prisoner-of-war camp designed to hold even the craftiest escape artists. In doing so however the Nazis unwittingly assembled the finest escape team in military history - brilliantly portrayed here by Steve McQueen James Garner Charles Bronson and James Coburn - who worked on what became the largest prison breakout ever attempted. One of the most ingenious and suspenseful adventure films of all time The Great Escape is a masterful collaboration between director John Sturges (The Magnificent Seven) screenwriters James Clavell (Shogun) and W.R. Burnett (Little Caesar) and composer Elmer Bernstein. Based on a true story The Great Escape is epic entertainment that captivates thrills and stirs (Variety).
In Cross of Iron Sam Peckinpah weighs in on World War II from the German point of view. The result is as bleak, if not quite as bloody, as one expects from the director of The Wild Bunch, in part because this 1977 film was cut to ribbons by nervous studio executives. The assorted excerpts that remain don't constitute an exhilarating or even an especially thrilling battle epic. The war is grinding to a close, and veterans like James Coburn's Steiner are grimly aware that it's a lost cause. The battlefield is a death trap of sucking mud and barbed wire, and the German generals (viz., the martinet played by James Mason) seem to pose a bigger threat to the life and limbs of Steiner's men than the inexorable enemy. Not even Peckinpah's famous sensuous exuberance when shooting violence is much in evidence; the picture is a depressive, claustrophobically overcast experience. The bloody high (or low) point isn't a shooting; it's a wince-inducing de-penis-tration during oral sex. For a fun time with the men in (Nazi) uniform, try Das Boot instead. --David Chute, Amazon.com
In this new Disney comedy Miami dentist Ted Brooks (Cuba Gooding Jr) finds out he's been named in a will and travels to Alaska to claim his mystery inheritance: a mischievous team of sled dogs!
Recreating the famous sea battle between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, Midway finds director Jack Smight (Airport 1975) confidently handling epic battle scenes and a stellar cast which includes Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Toshiro Mifune, Robert Mitchum, and Robert Wagner. Midway is presented here with a wealth of extras. Special Features: High Definition remaster Original mono and 2.1 Sensurround audio tracks Audio commentary with film historians Steve Mitchell and Steven Jay Rubin (2021) The Guardian Interview with Robert Wagner (1983): archival audio recording of the film and TV star in conversation with Joan Bakewell at the National Film Theatre, London They Were There! (1976): Charlton Heston presents this archival documentary featuring interviews with three combatants who survived the battle The Making of Midway' (2001): documentary short looking at the film's production Sensurround: The Sounds of Midway' (2001): a look at the film's use of the Sensurround audio system The Score of Midway' (2001): film composer John Williams discusses his work on the film Selected scenes from the extended TV version The Battle of Midway' (1942): Oscar-winning documentary directed by John Ford relaying the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen New video essay by film historian Tag Gallagher on John Ford's acclaimed documentary Super 8 version: original cut-down home-cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer TV spots Radio spot Image gallery: promotional and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lee Pfeiffer and Dave Worrall, archival articles on the film and the events that inspired it, an overview of critical responses, and film credits Limited edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
The all time classic tale of a massive escape from a World War Two German Prisoner of War camp released as a two disc DVD set with a host of extra features.
Titles Comprise: The Magnificent Seven: Yul Brynner stars as one of seven master gunmen who aid the helpless farmers of an isolated village pitted against an army of marauding bandits in this rousing action tale based on Akira Kurosawa's classic Seven Samurai. Released in 1960 John Sturges' masterpiece garnered an Oscar nomination for Elmer Bernstein (for Best Score) and launched the film careers of Steve McQueen Charles Bronson Robert Vaughn and James Coburn. The Big Country: The Big Country is big entertainment a magnificent Western spectacle of rival Texas cattle barons clashing violently over the water rights of the Big Muddy ranch. Gregory Peck stars as Jim McKay a sea captain who trades the expanse of the oceans for the open range of the West and grows to regret his choice. Charlton Heston is the menacing Steve Leech a rugged ranch foreman who loves the land and has a keen eye on McKay's beautiful fianc''e... The Long Riders: Jesse James and his gang of outlaws ride again in this extraordinary western that pulsates with hard-driving action and electrifying drama. Four sets of acclaimed actor brothers - Dennis and Randy Quaid. Stacy and James Keach Christopher and Nicholas Guest and Keith Robert and David Carradine - each depict real-life siblings in emotionally charged portrayals of the Old West's legendary bandits. The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country robbing banks trains and stage coaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to back them down these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars... or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.
Mel Gibson portrays hard-boiled Porter in Payback a fast frequently funny and ecstatically twisted blend of action and noir atmosphere co-written and directed by Brian Helgeland Academy Award winner for L.A. Confidential based on the 'Point Blank' novel by Richard Stark. Porter makes his living outside the law. So when his partners in a heist rip off his 000 share and leave him for dead there's only one way for Porter to settle things: his way. And that sends him on a vendetta that will have a lot of lowlifes gaping at the talking end of Porters fat revolver. Crooked cops street gangs spineless flyspecks crime bosses anyone and everyone standing between Porter and his 70 grand are going to know he's back with a vengeance.
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