One of the greatest directors of the 1980s, John Landis (The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), expertly combines macabre horror with dark humour in the lycanthropic classic, An American Werewolf in London. American tourists David (David Naughton) and Jack (Griffin Dunne) are savaged by an unidentified vicious animal whilst hiking on the Yorkshire Moors. David awakes in a London hospital to find his friend dead and his life in disarray. Retiring to the home of a beautiful nurse (Jenny Agutter, Walkabout) to recuperate, he soon experiences disturbing changes to his mind and body, undergoing a full-moon transformation that will unleash terror on the streets of the capital... An American Werewolf in London had audiences howling with laughter and recoiling in terror upon its cinema release. Landis' film has gone on to become one of the most important horror films of its decade, rightly lauded for its masterful set-pieces, uniquely unsettling atmosphere and Rick Bakers' ground-breaking, Oscar-winning special makeup effects. Now restored in 4K, and presented with an abundance of extra features, this big beast of horror can be devoured as never before... Contents: New 2018 4K restoration from the original camera negative supervised by John Landis High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed 1.0 mono and optional 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by Beware the Moon filmmaker Paul Davis Audio commentary by actors David Naughton and Griffin Dunne Mark of The Beast: The Legacy of the Universal Werewolf, newly produced, feature-length documentary by filmmaker Daniel Griffith, featuring interviews with John Landis, David Naughton, Joe Dante and more An American Filmmaker in London, a newly filmed interview with John Landis in which he reflects on British cinema and his his time working in Britain I Think He's a Jew: The Werewolf's Secret, new video essay by filmmaker Jon Spira (Elstree 1976) about how Landis' film explores Jewish identity The Werewolf's Call, Corin Hardy, director of The Nun, chats with writer Simon Ward about their formative experiences with Landis' film. Wares of the Wolf, new featurette in which SFX artist Dan Martin and Tim Lawes of The Prop Store look at some of the original costumes and special effects artefacts from the film Beware the Moon, Paul Davis' acclaimed, feature-length exploration of Landis' film which boasts extensive cast and crew interviews Making An American Werewolf in London, a short archival featurette on the film's production An Interview with John Landis, a lengthy archival interview with the director about the film Makeup Artist Rick Baker on An American Werewolf in London, the legendary make-up artist discusses his work on the film I Walked with a Werewolf, an archival interview with the make-up artist about Universal horror and its legacy of Wolfman films Casting of the Hand, archival footage from Rick Baker's workshop as they cast David Naughton's hand Outtakes Original trailers, teasers and radio spots Extensive image gallery featuring over 200 stills, posters and other ephemera Reversible sleeve featuring original poster art and artwork by Graham Humphreys
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture In a rapidly modernising English town, a psychopathic murderer is on the loose terrorising the young women of the local community. Fourteen year old Wynne (Jenny Agutter) begins to suspect that George (Bryan Marshall), her adoptive stepbrother who she's infatuated with, is the perpetrator. But could he really be responsible for such horrific crimes? Presented in a new 2K restoration, David Greene's much soughtafter British thriller is a gripping, cult classic of late1960s cinema and the latest addition to the BFI Flipside collection. Featuring a standout performance from Agutter and contributions from cult icons writer Richard Harris (The Avengers), production designer Brian Eatwell (Walkabout) and composer Basil Kirchin (Primitive London), I Start Counting' is a haunting comingofage tale like no other. Special Features Scanned & restored in 2k from the 35mm interpositive Audio commentary by film historian Samm Deighan A Kickstart: Jenny Agutter Remembers I Start Counting (2020, 20 mins) Loss of Innocence: A Video Essay on I Start Counting by Chris O'Neill (2020, 8 mins) Interview with Jonny Trunk (2021): the writer, broadcaster, DJ and owner of Trunk Records discusses the work of composer Basil Kirchin Original theatrical trailer Other extras TBC **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet with a new essay on the film by the BFI's Jo Botting and writing on the cast and director by Jon Dear
The hugely successful drama returns with more laughter, tears and inspiring stories. Call the Midwife follows the nuns and nurses as they provide the expectant mothers of Poplar with the best possible care. Series 8 continues to explore complex medical and personal situations on the midwifery and district nursing rounds.
Includes all 5 series of the hit BBC drama plus the Christmas Specials.
Lionel Jeffries' beloved film version of ES Nesbit's THE RAILWAY CHILDREN stars Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins in a tale that has inspired kids and parents alike since its release in 1970.
In the Year of the City 2274, humans live in a vast, bubbled metropolis, where computerised servo-mechanisms provide all needs so everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carrousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen's first use of laser holography highlights this post-apocalyptic winner of a Special Achievement Academy AwardÂ® for Visual Effects.* Michael York plays Logan 5, a Sandman authorised to terminate Runners fleeing Carrousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can. SPECIAL FEATURES Commentary by Michael York, Director Michael Anderson and Costume Designer Bill Thomas Vintage Featurette A Look into the 23rd Century
In the Year of the City 2274, humans live in a vast, bubbled metropolis, where computerized servo-mechanisms provide all needs so everyone can pursue endless hedonism. Endless, that is, until Lastday, when anyone who's 30 must submit to Carousel, a soaring, spinning trip to eternity and supposed rebirth. The screen's first use of laser holography highlights this post-apocalyptic winner of a Special Achievement Academy AwardÂ® for Visual Effects. Michael York plays Logan 5, a Sandman authorized to terminate Runners fleeing Carousel. Logan is almost 30. Catch him if you can.
One of the most gripping horror films of all time is now available in a new 2 disc DVD Special Edition! When two American students touring the English countryside are attacked by a vicious wolf during a full moon their lives are suddenly transformed forever. Featuring ground-breaking Academy Award''-winning make-up by Rick Baker this cult favourite is directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House) and perfectly blends the macabre with a touch of humour. Digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features including an all-new feature-length retrospective documentary An American Werewolf in London Special Edition is a timeless story that has never looked better!
Based on the novel of William F. Nolan and George Clayton Johnson this film depicts a future society that demands the death of everyone upon reaching 30 years of age due to limited resources. Anyone who tries to escape this destiny is dubbed a ""runner"" and is hunted by operatives known as Sandmen. Logan is a Sandmen who is forced to go on the run along the way he meets Jessica also on the run who becomes his companion fugitive. As they are pursued by Francis another Sandman they try to make it to Sanctuary a supposed safe place for all those who have escaped from the city.
Based on the ""classic spy thriller of the 20th century"" that historians hail as the ""tip-off"" that saved Britain from invasion. Two sailboating Englishmen discover a massive German fleet secretly preparing to attack their nation and set out to do something about it not only do they have to thwart the German Navy but Kaiser Wilhelm himself.
Tested as never before, the nuns and nurses of Nonnatus House find themselves facing a wide range of challenging issues from breech birth to cancer, Huntington's chorea, cataracts and unmarried mothers. Poplar welcomes a new midwife, Lucille Anderson, the first West Indian midwife to be featured as a series regular. Elsewhere, the Turners employ an au pair with mixed results, Nurse Crane meets her match in Sergeant Wolf and Trixie must face her demons.
John Le Carre for the internet generation, Spooks is a smart combination of TV cop show and George Smiley-esque espionage shenanigans that pulls no punches in its depiction of an MI5 team fighting a covert war on the streets of London. This is adult, post-watershed drama clearly inspired by the hard-hitting reality style of US shows such as 24 and The Sopranos. The strong ensemble cast is led by charismatic Matthew MacFadyen as Tom Quinn, star spy of "Section B", the counter-terrorism branch headed by Harry Pearce (Peter Firth). Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo and tough-cookie Jenny Agutter make up the team. And as with its British predecessors, Cracker and Prime Suspect, Spooks also delves fearlessly into the characters' turbulent personal lives, here given an added twist by their constant need to deceive even those they love. The six episodes of the BAFTA Award-winning Series 1 tackle a variety of tough issues, including religious fanaticism, racism, governmental cover-ups and, naturally enough, the lingering shadow of Irish terrorism. Throughout, the show strikes a fine balance between a James Bondian techno-obsession with spy gadgets and more character-based action, with crisp writing and pacey direction that ratchets up the tension a notch further with every episode. The final cliffhanger is an unforgettable TV moment, and one that leaves viewers agog for Series 2. On the DVD: Spooks, Series 1 is cleverly presented in a three-disc set with specially filmed "cut scenes" instead of a standard menu: interact with the mysterious office intruder to select the different options: interviews, behind-the-scenes documentaries, deleted scenes, character profiles, audio commentaries and more. It's a neat idea, though one that may outstay its welcome after repeated viewings; fortunately it's possible to skip the opening sequence using the chapter forward button and move directly to the main "desk menu". --Mark Walker
When two American students touring the English countryside are attacked by a vicious wolf during a full moon their lives are suddenly transformed forever. Featuring ground-breaking Academy Award'-winning make-up by Rick Baker (The Wolfman) this cult favourite is directed by John Landis (National Lampoon's Animal House) and perfectly blends the macabre with a touch of humour. Digitally remastered and loaded with bonus features including an all-new feature-length retrospective documentary An American Werewolf in London is a timeless story that has never looked better!
Set it the early 19th century linen weaver Silas Marner is driven from his religious community after he is falsely accused of theft his fortune is then stolen and Silas if left lonely and poor. An abandoned baby gives a chance to be happy again.
The hugely successful series starring Jenny Agutter, Pam Ferris, Helen George and Linda Bassett returns with more touching and compelling stories from the nurses and nuns of Nonnatus House. In this series Sister Monica Joan goes missing at Christmas time leaving the nuns and nurses distraught. Shelagh rushes to put together a children's choir in time for a BBC broadcast from the church. Elsewhere Trixie, having battled through her issues with alcohol, finds a new purpose in her keep fit classes. And could friendship blossom into something more for vicar Tom Hereward and Barbara? Also includes 2015 Christmas Special.
Based on the memoirs of Jennifer Worth Call the Midwife follows Nurse Jenny Lee and the midwives from Nonnatus House convent as they provide the best possible care to the expectant mothers of Poplar in the 1950s. This Call the Midwife box set features the complete series one two and three together with both Christmas specials. In series one Jenny Lee (Jessica Raine) gets her first job at Nonnatus House which she soon realises is a nursing convent and not a hospital as she had assumed. As she begins caring for patients she gradually becomes accustomed to her new environment making friends with fellow midwives Cynthia (Bryony Hannah) Trixie (Helen George) and the clumsy Chummy (Miranda Hart). In series two it's 1958 and while Jenny has her hands full dealing with an abused patient Trixie and Sister Evangelina (Pam Ferris) are forced to board a Swedish cargo ship to tend to the captain's pregnant daughter. In the Christmas special the discovery of an abandoned baby on the convent's doorstep proves to be a catalyst as the community come together to try to trace the child's mother. Elsewhere Jenny finds herself drawn into the mystery surrounding elderly local woman Mrs Jenkins (Sheila Reid) while Chummy is determined to stage an unforgettable nativity play. Series three sees Chummy PC Noakes and baby Freddy back in the East End; Sister Bernadette - now known as Shelagh since leaving the convent - preparing for her wedding to Dr Turner; and Jenny facing some tough personal and professional challenges. At Christmas when an unexploded World War II bomb is found under a warehouse close to Nonnatus House the nuns and dozens of local families find themselves homeless. Later Dr Turner finds himself in a race against time to immunise children against polio and when a Royal visitor comes to the East End Chummy persuades them to open the new Community Centre. The fascinating portrayal of birth life death and a community on the brink of huge social change Call the Midwife continues to offer a gripping insight into a world that is so drastically different from how we live now.
Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play. fter the huge success of Series 1-3, Call the Midwife has been commissioned for a third 8 part series: the community prepares to enter a new decade, the 1960s, Trixie has a proposal, Cynthia seriously considers becoming a nun and Chummy begins to run a baby home for unmarried mothers. Two new faces join the team - Barbara, played by Charlotte Ritchie (Fresh Meat) and Nurse Crane, played by Linda Bassett (Lark Rise to Candleford) who comes into conflict with Sister Evangelina.
INCLUDES ALL SIX CHRISTMAS SPECIALS Relive the classic moments from all six Christmas specials. Christmas is here, and in Poplar the nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House are busier than ever. From the discovery of an abandoned baby on the convent's doorstep, to Chummy staging an unforgettable nativity play, and the midwives being transported to South Africa to try and save Hope Clinic, a tiny mission hospital each Christmas proves to be a memorable one. ALSO INCLUDES THE 2017 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL BEHIND-THE-SCENES FEATURE THE BIG FREEZE'
Made-for-television film adaptation of Edith Nesbit's classic novel. When their father (Michael Kitchen) is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying young Bobbie Peter and Phyllis are forced to move to Yorkshire with their mother (Jenny Agutter who played Bobbie in the 1968 film version). The local railway provides a useful focus for them and they strike up a friendship with an elderly gentleman (Richard Attenborough) who vows to help them prove their father's innocence
Starring Jenny Agutter and Bernard Cribbins, Lionel Jeffries' adaptation of E. Nesbit's much-loved bestseller, The Railway Children is a timeless and enduring affair. After their father is mysteriously taken away, three Edwardian children move to the country where the local railway becomes a source of hope and adventure. Sensitive without being sentimental, the film perfectly captures a magical moment in childhood, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest children's films of all time. Extras: Now and Then; a retrospective documentary on The Railway Children Interview with acclaimed children's author Jacqueline Wilson Interview with Jenny Agutter Interview with Bernard Cribbins Interview with Sally Thomsett
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