The complete series of EmmyÂ® Award-winning hit HBO drama series Game of Thrones an epic story of duplicity and treachery, nobility and honor, conquest and triumph. This product will feature all new bonus content exclusive to the DVD/BD release. Extras: Game of Thrones: The Last Watch: A documentary featured on DVD in two parts by filmmaker Jeanie Finlay chronicling the making of the final season. When Winter Falls: Exclusive 30-minute featurette with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with major stars and behind-the-scenes players, breaking down all that went into the colossal filming of the Battle of Winterfell in Season 8, Episode 3. Duty is the Death of Love: A compelling look at how the team behind Game of Thrones and its major stars, including Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, brought the show to its conclusion in the series finale, The Iron Throne. Audio Commentaries: 10 Audio Commentaries with cast and crew, including the show's creators, Benioff and Weiss, on the final season. Deleted and Extended Scenes: 5 never-before-seen deleted or extended scenes from season 8. Histories and Lore: New animated pieces giving the history and background of notable season 8 locations and storylines. Histories and Lore: New animated pieces giving the history and background of notable season 8 locations and storylines. (Blu-Ray only): Game of Thrones: Reunion Special: A reunion show shot live in Belfast with the cast, both past and present, hosted by Conan O'Brien and available exclusively on these complete series collections. The reunion special is assembled in segments focused on Houses Lannister, Stark, & Targaryen and concludes with the key players all onstage for their final reflections on the years they shared in Westeros and Essos. . (Blu-Ray only) Bonus content and retail exclusive videos from previously released individual season box sets, totaling more than 15 hours of extra materials for fans to explore when they've finished watching the series.
Aaron Sorkin's American political drama The West Wing is more than mere feel-good viewing for sentimental US patriots. It is among the best-written, sharpest, funniest and most moving American TV series of all time. In its first series, The West Wing established the cast of characters comprising the White House staff. There's Chief of Staff Leo McGarry (John Spencer), a recovering alcoholic whose efforts to be the cornerstone of the administration contribute to the break-up of his marriage. CJ (Alison Janney) is the formidable Press Spokeswoman embroiled in a tentative on-off relationship with Timothy (Thirtysomething) Busfield's reporter. Brilliant but grumpy communications deputy Toby Ziegler, Rob Lowe's brilliant but faintly nerdy Sam Seaborn and brilliant but smart-alecky Josh Lyman make up the rest of the inner circle. Initially, the series' creators had intended to keep the President off-screen. Wisely, however, they went with Martin Sheen's Jed Bartlet, whose eccentric volatility, caution, humour and strength in a crisis make for such an impressively plausible fictional President that polls once expressed a preference for Bartlet over the genuine incumbent. The issues broached in the first series have striking, often prescient contemporary relevance. We see the President having to be talked down from a "disproportionate response" when terrorists shoot down a plane carrying his personal doctor, or acting as broker in a dangerous stand-off between India and Pakistan. Gun control laws, gays in the military and fundamentalist pressure groups are all addressed--the latter in a most satisfying manner ("Get your fat asses out of the White House!")--while the episode "Take This Sabbath Day" is a superb dramatic meditation on capital punishment. Handled incorrectly, The West Wing could have been turgid, didactic propaganda for The American Way. However, the writers are careful to show that, decent as this administration is, its achievements, though hard-won, are minimal. Moreover, the brisk, staccato-like, almost musical exchanges of dialogue, between Josh and his PA Donna, for instance, as they pace purposefully up and down the corridors are the show's abiding joy. This is wonderful and addictive viewing. --David Stubbs
First, J.K. Rowling's delightful bestseller, then an unforgettable movie: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is sheer screen enchantment. At its center is Harry, orphaned, unloved, rescued, enrolled as a wizard-in-training at Hogwarts Academy and as his telltale forehead scar shows, destined for great things. Enter into the world of Hogwarts and experience the rich characters, lavish surroundings, wizardly tools and customs, the high-flying sport of Quidditch ... and much more beyond imagining. For the most magic ever to visit your house, see you on Platform 9-3/4!
Teenager Chris Parker (Elisabeth Shue) agrees to babysit after her ""dream"" date stands her up. Expecting a dull evening Chris settles down with the three kids for a night of TV and boredom. But when her frantic friend Brenda calls and pleads to be rescued from the bus station in downtown Chicago the evening soon explodes into an endless whirl of hair-raising adventures!
The fourth season of intrigue within the Bartlet administration. 1. 20 Hours In America: Part I 2. 20 Hours In America: Part II 3. College Kids 4. The Red Mass 5. Debate Camp 6. Game On 7. Election Night 8. Process Stories 9. Swiss Diplomacy 10. Arctic Radar 11. Holy Night 12. Guns Not Butter 13. The Long Goodbye 14. Inauguration: Part I 15. Inauguration: Over There 16. The California 47th 17. Red Haven's On Fire 18. Privateers 19. Angel Maintenance 20. Evidence Of
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Duplicity and treachery, nobility and honour. An epic clash between the living and the dead. With the Army of the Dead led by the Night King, his White Walkers and an undead dragon bearing down on Jon and Daenerys and their combined forces, a denouement eight seasons in the making will be reached. Meanwhile, Jon's true identity promises to undermine Daenerys' claim to the Iron Throne ... and, of course, Cersei has a devious strategy of her own. Special Features Includes over 3 hours of bonus features
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture War of the five Kings. Kings from across Westeros vie for the Iron Throne. As winter approaches, the cruel young Joffrey Baratheon sits upon the Throne in King's Landing, counselled by his conniving mother, Cersei Lannister, and his uncle Tyrion Lannister. But the Lannister hold on power is under assault on many fronts, with two Baratheons donning crowns and Robb Stark fighting as the King in the North. A new leader is rising among the wildlings north of the Wall, adding new perils for Jon Snow and the Night's Watch, while Daenerys Targaryen looks to shore up her depleted power in the East with her three newborn dragons. Special Features Includes over 2 hours of bonus features
A box set of Al Pacino films from Universal featuring: Scarface Carlito's Way Sea of Love and Scent of a Woman. Scarface (Dir. Brian De Palma 1983): In the spring of 1980 the port at Mariel Harbour was opened and thousands set sail for the United States. They came in search of the American Dream. One of them found it on the sun-washed avenues of Miami... wealth power and passion beyond his wildest dreams. He was Tony Montana. The world will remember him by another name - Scarface! Al Pacino gives an unforgettable performance as Tony Montana one of the most ruthless gangsters ever depicted on film in this gripping crime epic inspired by the 1932 classic of the same title. Carlito's Way (Dir. Brian De Palma 1993): Al Pacino is an ex-druglord fighting to escape his violent treacherous past in his crime-action tour de force from acclaimed director Brian DePalma. Sprung from prison on a legal technicality by his cocaine-addled attorney (Sean Penn) former drug kingpin Carlito Brigante (Pacino) stuns the local underworld when he vows to go straight. Taking a job managing a glitzy low-life nightclub he tracks down his onetime girlfriend (Penelope Ann Miller) and rekindles their romance promising he's changed for good. But Carlito's dream of going legitimate is undermined at every turn by murderous former cronies and even deadlier young thugs out to make a name for themselves. Ultimately however his most dangerous enemy is himself. Despite good intentions Carlito's misguided loyalties and an outmoded code of ""honour"" will plunge him into a savage life-or-death battle against the relentless forces that refuse to let him go. Sea of Love (Dir. Harold Becker 1989): Two detectives one from New York the other from Long Island join forces to track down a bizarre serial killer. Convinced of a beautiful suspect's innocence the New York detective starts an affair with her despite hard evidence linking her to the murders. Scent of a Woman (Dir. Martin Brest 1992):Al Pacino won his first Best Actor Oscar for his brilliant portrayal of an overbearing blind retired Lieutenant Colonel who hires a young guardian (Chris O'Donnell) to assist him. It's a heart-wrenching and heartwarming tale of opposites attracting when they embark on a wild weekend trip that will change the lives of both men forever.
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture Debts will be paid. The Lannisters' control over the Iron Throne remains intact, but can they survive with the ongoing threats around them? While an unshaken Stannis continues to rebuild his army, a more immediate danger comes from the South as Oberyn Martell, the Lannister-loathing Red Viper of Dorne, arrives at King's Landing. At the Wall, the Night's Watch seems overmatched against Mance Rayder's army of wildlings. Daenerys, accompanied by her fierce trio of dragons, is poised to liberate Meereen, which could provide her with an imposing force to execute her plan of reclaiming the Iron Throne. Special Features Includes over 2 hours of bonus features
Rich with ambiguity, this smooth adaptation of Scott Turow's bestselling mystery novel stars Harrison Ford as Rusty Sabich, the prosecuting attorney assigned to a case involving the murder of a beautiful, seductive lawyer (Greta Scacchi) with whom he'd been having a secret affair. After the investigation gets off to a slow start, damning evidence points to Rusty as the prime suspect. His career is destroyed when his superior and secondary suspect Raymond Horgan (Brian Dennehy) sets him up for the fall. Bonnie Bedelia plays Rusty's wife Barbara, who is not above suspicion herself. While Ford's performance rides a fine line between presumed innocence and possible guilt, director Alan J Pakula (All the President's Men) maintains a consistent tone of uncertainty that keeps the viewer guessing. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
A man attempts to rig the Special Olympics in this comedy starring Johnny Knoxville.
Bicentennial Man was stung at the 1999 box office, due no doubt in part to poor timing during a backlash against Robin Williams and his treacly performances in two other, then-recent, releases, Jakob the Liar and Patch Adams. But this near-approximation of a science-fiction epic, based on works by Isaac Asimov and directed, with uncharacteristic seriousness of purpose, by Chris Columbus (Mrs Doubtfire), is much better than one would have known from the knee-jerk negativity and box-office indifference. Williams plays Andrew, a robot programmed for domestic chores and sold to an upper-middle-class family, the Martins, in the year 2005. The family patriarch (Sam Neill) recognizes and encourages Andrew's uncommon characteristics, particularly his artistic streak, sensitivity to beauty, humour and independence of spirit. In so doing, he sets Williams's tin man on a two-century journey to become more human than most human beings. As adapted by screenwriter Nicholas Kazan, the movie's scale is novelistic, though Columbus isn't the man to embrace with Spielbergian confidence its sweeping possibilities. Instead, the Home Alone director shakes off his familiar tendencies to pander and matures, finally, as a captivating storyteller. But what really makes this film matter is its undercurrent of deep yearning, the passion of Andrew as a convert to the human race and his willingness to sacrifice all to give and take love. Williams rises to an atypical challenge here as a futuristic Everyman, relying, perhaps for the first time, on his considerable iconic value to make the point that becoming human means becoming more like Robin Williams. Nothing wrong with that. -- Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Merlin: Season 2 Vol.2
The popular children's books by Mary Norton have been filmed before, but never with as much imagination and ingenuity as you'll find on display in this delightful fantasy film released to critical praise in 1998. The eponymous Borrowers are a family of tiny people who live in the walls and under the floorboards in the homes of "normal-sized" humans; they earn their by "borrowing" the household items (string, food crumbs, buttons, and so on) needed to furnish their tiny hiding places and provide their meals. The little Clock family lives happily undisturbed in the home of an aged aunt, but when the aunt dies and her will is stolen by an unscrupulous lawyer (John Goodman), the Clocks face eviction and the frightening hazards of the outside world. Under the ingenious direction of Peter Hewitt, this simple, straightforward movie mixes comedy, adventure, and suspense with some of the cleverest special effects you've ever seen, taking full advantage of effects technologies to immerse you in the world of the tiny people. A climactic chase scene in a milk-bottling plant is a visual tour de force, and the movie's smart and dazzling enough to entertain parents and children alike. After its modest success in cinemas, The Borrowers stands a good chance of becoming a home-video favourite. --Jeff Shannon
All six episodes from the first series of the popular sci-fi comedy. In 'The End' Dave Lister (Craig Charles) awakes from three million years in suspended animation to find he is the last living human being. 'Future Echoes' has the crew start getting glimpses of the future when Red Dwarf breaks the speed of light. 'Balance of Power' finds Rimmer (Chris Barrie) unsettled by the possibility that Lister might attain a higher rank than him. 'Waiting for God' sees Lister take on the mantle of a God, and discover that he is responsible for a huge war. 'Confidence and Paranoia' has Lister's pneumonia mutate in such a way that his hallucinations become solid. Finally, in 'Me 2', Rimmer creates a duplicate of himself - and although the honeymoon period is blissful, the relationship eventually takes a rather bitter turn.
In this contemporary horror tale five young people apply to live in together in an isolated house for six months, whilst their every movie is recorded by numerous cameras and broadcast over the internet.
Gladiators: TV Series
Earning a nomination at the Academy Awards for Best Animated Short Film in 1998 this collection of nine animated tales is cleverly and faithfully adapted from one of the most audacious and astonishing works in English literature. Via cel animation clay animation and impressionistic drawings the viewer is transported on a vivid journey to medieval times taking in chivalry love lust the Black Death rape deception and chickens. Introducing a group of men and women from various st
It's a fairly typical day in Hereford, all in all. Property prices are rising, the same old celebrity talent shows are on the TV, and the wizards you got in to rewire the house made a right mess of things. Under the rule of His Royal Wondrousness King Snodd, magic is on the way out; we're on our way to there being a car in every garage and a Wonderbarn on every high street. The orphan-based economy is booming, and overseas, the Great Troll War rolls on. Meanwhile, over the forbidden Dragonlands, Maltcaisson, the last of the great dragons, awaits his final battle. It's in this world that Jennifer Strange, an orphan indentured to the great wizard Zambini, finds herself thrust into an adventure fizzing with magic, mystery, and quarkbeasts. She may not know it yet, but Jennifer Strange is The Last Dragonslayer.
Cy Endfield cowrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of Isandhlwana, which remains the worst defeat of the British army by natives--the British contingent was outnumbered 16-to-1 by the Zulu tribesmen. The film's opinion of events is made immediately clear in its title sequence: ebullient African village life presided over by King Cetshwayo is contrasted with aristocratic artifice under the arrogant eye of General Lord Chelmsford (Peter O'Toole). Chelmsford is at the heart of all that goes wrong, initiating the catastrophic battle with an ultimatum made seemingly for the sake of giving his troops something to do. His detached manner leads to one mistake after another and this is wryly illustrated in a moment when neither he nor his officers can be bothered to pronounce the name of the land they're in. That it's a beautiful land none the less is made clear by the superb cinematography, which drinks in the massive open spaces that shrink the British army to a line of red ants. Splendidly stiff-upper-lipped support comes from a heroic Burt Lancaster and a fluffy, yet gruff, Bob Hoskins. Although the story is less focused and inevitably more diffuse than the concentrated events of Rorke's Drift that followed soon after, Zulu Dawn is an unflinchingly honest depiction of British Imperial diplomacy. --Paul Tonks
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