Joan Crawford delivers a critically acclaimed performance as Mildred Pierce a woman clawing her way to success to provide her daughter with everything she lacks. No sacrifice is too much - ending her middle class marriage climbing to the top of a male-dominated business world and marrying a man she doesn't love - but is murder a step too far? Based on a novel by James M. Cain (The Postman Always Rings Twice Double Indemnity) Mildred Pierce is a stylish film noir which rejuvenated screen icon Joan Crawford's career and earned her an Academy Award for Best Actress.
Melodrama casts noirish shadows in this portrait of maternal sacrifice from the Hollywood master Michael Curtiz. Its iconic performance by JOAN CRAWFORD (Johnny Guitar) as Mildred, a single mother hell-bent on freeing her children from the stigma of economic hardship, solidified Crawford's career comeback and gave the actor her only Oscar. But as Mildred pulls herself up by the bootstraps, first as an unflappable waitress and eventually as the well-heeled owner of a successful restaurant chain, the ingratitude of her materialistic firstborn (a diabolical ANN BLYTH) becomes a venomous serpent's tooth, setting in motion an endless cycle of desperate overtures and heartless recriminations. Recasting JAMES M. CAIN's rich psychological novel as a murder mystery, this bitter cocktail of blind parental love and all-American ambition is both unremittingly hard-boiled and sumptuously emotional. Special Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New conversation about Mildred Pierce with critics Molly Haskell and Robert Polito Excerpt from a 1970 episode of The David Frost Show featuring actor Joan Crawford Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star, a 2002 feature-length documentary on Crawford's life and career Q&A with actor Ann Blyth from 2002, conducted by film historian Eddie Muller Segment from a 1969 episode of the Today show featuring novelist James M. Cain Trailer PLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara Smith Click Images to Enlarge
A box set of classic film gems from Ealing studios Includes: 1. The Ladykillers (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1955) 2. The Man in The White Suit (Dir. Alexander Mackendrick 1951) 3. The Magnet (Dir. Charles Frend 1950) 4. Scott of The Antarctic (Dir. Charles Frend 1948)
SEASON ONE Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling, hosts 17 episodes of terror in this classic series, featuring the original pilot movie and every spine-tingling episode from the complete First Season of Night Gallery. Be thrilled by stories adapted from short stories by such legendary writers as H.P.Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken. Featuring Hollywood greats including Diane Keaton, Joan Crawford and Roddy McDowall, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg in this unforgettable series. SEASON TWO Prepare for the unexpected in Season Two of The Night Gallery! Containing all 67 stories from the series and created and hosted by the master of mystery : The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling. Featuring guest performances from a host of legends that reads like a Who's Who of Hollywood, you'll be sure to see sights to amaze! Featuring audio commentaries, behind the scenes featurettes and a gallery presentation of the paintings from the series, this collector's set is the classic anthology of timeless, spine- tingling entertainment you don't dare to miss! SEASON THREE Join the master of mystery Rod Serling as he invites you into the transfixing world of fantasy, horror and science fiction of the Night Gallery. In this complete Third and final season, Serling once again presents stories that still leave an undeniable chill, filled with restless spirits, murderous spouses and unidentified terrors that go bump in the night! Featuring a sensational roster of acting legends including Vincent Price, Mickey Rooney, Sally Field, Sandra Dee, Bill Bixby and Leonard Nimoy, you'll want to be there as the final portrait of suspense is hung in the Night Gallery.....Forever.
Blackly comic psychodrama from director Robert Altman starring screen legends Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Jane Hudson (Davis) found fame as child star 'Baby Jane', only to be eclipsed by her sister Blanche (Crawford) when the latter became a Hollywood glamour girl in the 1930s. Blanche's career was brought to an abrupt end by an accident for which Jane was seemingly responsible. Now the two ageing sisters live together in their Hollywood mansion, attended by their maid, Elvira (Maidie Norm...
Renowned for his imaginative and eccentric marketing ploys, William Castle became synonymous with delivering lurid horror films backed-up by his trademark publicity gimmicks (Illusion-O'; Percepto'; the Punishment Poll'; Fright Breaks', etc.). WILLIAM CASTLE AT COLUMBIA VOLUME TWO features four more weird and wonderful films from the outrageous showman's illustrious career with Columbia Pictures, all presented on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK. Containing a wealth of new and archival extras this stunning Limited Edition Blu-ray Box Set from Indicator is strictly limited to 6,000 units. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remasters of all four films Original mono audio Alternative presentations of The Old Dark House the black and white 1963 US theatrical presentation (87 mins); the cut-down A-certificate 1966 UK presentation (77 mins); and the complete uncut colour presentation (87 mins) Zotz! audio commentary by Diabolique Magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger 13 Frightened Girls audio commentary by Daughters of Darkness' Samm Deighan The Old Dark House audio commentary by celebrated horror and fantasy authors Kim Newman and Stephen Jones Strait-Jacket audio commentary film historians Lee Gambin and Emma Westwood Stephen Laws Introduces Zotz!' (2018): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Kim Newman on Ray Russell (2018): an appreciation of novelist and writer of Zotz! by the critic and author of Nightmare Movies 13 Frightened Girls: William Castle's original 'The Candy Web' opening / closing 'Danger Card' messages 13 Frightened Girls: four alternativee opening sequences created for international release versions Jonathan Rigby on The Old Dark House' and Strait-Jacket' (2018): new appreciations by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema The Old Dark House' in Eastmancolor (2018): Paul Frith, Senior Research Associate, School of Art, Media and American Studies at UEA discusses the film's cinematography Joan Had Me Fired! (2018): an interview with actor Anne Helm On the Road with Joan Crawford (2018): an interview with publicist Richard Kahn Battle-Axe: The Making of 'Strait-Jacket' (2007, 15 mins) Joan Crawford Wardrobe Tests (1964, 4 mins) Joan Crawford - Axe Test (1964, 1 min) How to Plan a Movie Murder (1964, 5 mins): star Joan Crawford, director William Castle and author Robert Bloch discuss making Strait-Jacket in this vintage piece Super 8 version of Strait-Jacket Isolated music & effects track on all four films Original theatrical trailers Strait-Jacket trailer commentary with David DeCoteau 13 Frightened Girls original UK trailer introduction Alternative 13 Frightened Girls 'The Candy Web' trailer Promotional and on-set photography, poster art and archive materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition box set exclusive booklets for each film with new essays by Joe Jordan, Rachael Nisbet, James Oliver and John Oliver, archival interview materials, contemporary reviews and film credits World and UK premieres on Blu-ray Limited Edition box set of 6,000 numbered units All extras subject to change
All five feature-length spinoffs from the classic 1960s spy series 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E'. With weapons in hand - and tongues in cheek - agents Napoleon Solo (Robert Vaughn) and Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum) carry out the bidding of U.N.C.L.E. chief Alexander Waverly (Leo G. Carroll). Guest stars include Joan Crawford, Rip Torn, Herbert Lom, Telly Savalas, Terry-Thomas, John Carradine and Leslie Nielson. Films are: 'The Spy With No Face', 'One Spy Too Many', 'Karate Killers', 'Helicopter ...
Mildred PierceA classic American novel published to tie-in with a major new SKY series starring Kate Winslet.Whatever Happened to Baby JanePossessed
One of the stranger westerns to come out of Hollywood the title character is played by the imposing Sterling Hayden. Johnny Guitar is the former lover of Arizona saloon owner Vienna (Joan Crawford). Although her bar isn't bringing in any money Vienna knows that when the railroad is complete customers won't be a problem anymore. Righteous local Emma Small is most unhappy about Vienna's bar and the prospect of more settlers. Emma will do almost anything to purge the town of Vien
Ealing Comedy--cosy, gentle and whimsical, right? In this case, think again. Alexander Mackendrick was always the most politically aware of the Ealing directors, and in The Man in the White Suit he takes the studio's favourite theme of the little man up against the system and gives it a sharp satirical twist. Sidney Stratton (Alec Guinness at his most unworldly), a maverick scientist working in a Northern textile mill, invents a fabric that never gets dirty and never wears out. He's hailed as a genius--until management and unions alike realise what his brainwave implies. Mackendrick's humour is exact and pointed, and the satire turns savage as a lynch mob of bosses and workers hunt Sidney down through dark narrow streets. Mackendrick's disenchanted view of hidebound, class-ridden British society still rings horribly true, and he draws note-perfect performances from the cream of British character actors: Cecil Parker as the liberal mill-owner (based it's said, on Ealing boss Michael Balcon); Ernest Thesiger as the evil old godfather of the industry; and, wittily sensual as Sidney's confidante, the ever-wonderful Joan Greenwood. Plus, listen out for the "voice" of Sidney's bizarre apparatus, the funniest and most unforgettable sound effect ever devised. --Philip Kemp
Oscar-winning drama with an all-star cast exploring the interwoven relationships of the residents of a plush Berlin hotel...
After the huge success of Robert Aldrich's What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962), Hollywood legend Joan Crawford found herself taking the lead in a series of lurid and sensational horror pictures in her later years and Berserk was one of the best and most successful. Crawford stars as a ruthless circus owner who exploits a series of gruesome murders for her own ends... until the killer targets her. Directed by Jim O Connolly (Valley of Gwangi, Tower of Evil) and co-starring Diana Dors (Yield to the Night, Deep End), Michael Gough (Horror Hospital, Batman) and Judy Geeson (10 Rillington Place, Inseminoid), Berserk is a deranged slice of Great British Grand(Dame) Guignol a bloody exploitation classic! INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio The BFI interview with Joan Crawford (1956) Audio commentary with film historians Lee Gambin and Eloise Ross Pamela Hutchinson on Joan Crawford (2018) Jonathan Rigby on 'Berserk' (2018): a new appreciation by the author of American Gothic: Six Decades of Classic Horror Cinema Didier Chatelain on Herman Cohen (2018): an interview with producer Cohen's assistant and business partner Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! VHS Introduction (1997) Tom Baker's Beyond Belief! Outtakes (1997) Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited Edition exclusive booklet containing a new essay by Josephine Botting, archival interviews, historic articles, an overview of contemporary critical responses and full film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
14 TERRIFYING STORIES PLUS THE ORIGINAL PILOT MOVIE! Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense, Rod Serling, hosts 17 episodes of terror in this classic series, featuring the original pilot movie and every spine-tingling episode from the complete First Season of Night Gallery. Be thrilled by stories adapted from short stories by such legendary writes as H.P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken, starring Hollywood greats including Diane Keaton, Joan Crawford and Roddy McDowall, and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg in this unforgettable series.
Lynn Markham (Joan Crawford) a recent widow moves into a beach house where the former owner fell to her death. What seemed like an accident turns to suspicion of murder as Lynn finds herself drawn into a torrid affair with a handsome beachcomber (Jeff Chandler). A stylish noir showcase for Crawford's intense performance.
Prepare for the chill of a lifetime as the master of suspense Rod Serling hosts this classic series featuring every spine-tingling episode from the complete first season of Night Gallery. Thrill to stories adapted from short stories by such legendary writers as H.P. Lovecraft and Conrad Aiken starring Hollywood greats including Diane Keaton Joan Crawford and Roddy McDowall and directed by cinematic masters like Steven Spielberg in this unforgettable series - now available on DVD for the first time! Episodes Comprise: 1. The Cemetery 2. Eyes 3. The Escape Route 4. The Dead Man 5. The Housekeeper 6. Room with a View 7. The Little Black Bag 8. The Nature of the Enemy 9. The House 10. Certain Shadows on the Wall 11. Make Me Laugh 12. Clean Kills and Other Trophies 13. Pamela's Voice 14. Lone Survivor 15. The Doll 16. The Last Laurel 17. They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar
The tale begins upon a dark and foggy night as two teenage girls, bored with their baby-sitting job, decide to have a little fun and make some prank phone calls. Every time some hapless person answers, they whisper conspiratorially 'I saw what you did. I know who you are.' Unfortunately, they happen to call a man who has just murdered his wife - in the shower no less! He takes the call seriously and so sets off into the night to find the girls and silence them forever.
A fascinating 5 disc set of half hour profiles spotlighting the personal lives and extraordinary careers of fifty legendary Hollywood leading ladies. Exotic Greta Garbo! Feisty Bette Davis! Sultry Marilyn Monroe! Brilliant Jodie Foster! Just a few of the great movie actresses featured in this definitive collection. From the early classic era of Gloria Swanson Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford to more contemporary cinema queens such as Faye Dunaway Jane Fonda and Kim Basinger 'Hollywood Biographies: The Leading Ladies' tells their amazing stories through rare film clips television appearances photographs and interviews.
A wealthy lady playwright is wooed by and ultimately marries a younger actor/con artist she once fired.
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