A deliriously violent medieval epic from genre master Paul Verhoeven (Robocop, Total Recall), Flesh + Blood sees a savage and amoral band of mercenaries take revenge on the noblemen who betrayed them. In Western Europe, 1501, a small army of mercenaries led by the charismatic and mercurial Martin (Rutger Hauer; Blade Runner, The Hitcher) reclaim a heavily fortified castle for its owner Arnolfini, who then betrays the band and ejects them from the city by force. Swearing revenge, Martin leads a violent assault on the nobleman and ends up accidentally kidnapping the beautiful Agnes (Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight), the fiancÃ©e of Arnolfini's son Steven, who in turn pledges to wipe out the mercenary group once and for all. With its vision of a brutal and morally bereft Medieval Europe, the film shocked audiences who had become used to the highly romanticised depictions of the era commonly seen on the big screen. Originally censored in the UK due to its extreme amounts of sex and violence, Eureka Classics is proud to present Flesh + Blood fully uncut, and on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition. Features: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase (first print run only) 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD. Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Audio commentary by director Paul Verhoeven Paul Verhoeven in the Flesh (21 mins) Verhoeven Versus Verhoeven A documentary on the iconic director, covering the entirety of his career and featuring extensive interviews with the man himself (45 mins) Audio interview with actor Rutger Hauer (24 mins) Interview with screenwriter Gerard Soeteman (17 mins) Interview with composer Basil Poledoris Original theatrical trailer A collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film (first pressing only)
They came they saw they changed their minds! A group of disillusioned townsfolk living in the West renounce their settlemen and decide to return to their homes in the East. Hiring a grizzled and eccentric wagonmaster (Candy) they set off on the trail...
Shrouded in mysterious legend Tanglewood Mountain raises it's grandiose peaks to the heavens. It is home to the Lords of Tanglewood a group of local youths who find pleasant and harmless moments of escape to a world of youthful fantasy and adventure in their makeshift clubhouse castle on the mountainside and their friend John McKenna (Chuck Norris) a man skilled in the ways of the wild who is determined to protect the wilderness retreat and all of it's inhabitants. John however may not be the only protector of Tanglewood Mountain. Could there be truth in the age-old mysterious legend that recounts tales of ancient warriors who once visited the mountain and were so struck with it's natural beauty they vowed to remain there forever. We'll find out when greedy men find a loophole in the law and prepare to assault Tanglewood Mountain with machinery and equipment that will forever devastate this sanctuary of paradise. The Lords of Tanglewood are forced to battle against both the elements and greed that will leave a spellbound charmed and amazed audience wondering if the legend of Tanglewood Mountain is really fantasy or fact.
When Whitley Strieber's bestselling book Communion--quickly followed by this film adaptation--posited the notion of alien abduction, it did so to an eager audience who had yet to be bombarded with similar scenarios by The X-Files. Although somewhat eccentric in his general behaviour already, "Whit" (Christopher Walken) becomes ever stranger as he is gripped by increasing paranoia. One night at his family's country cabin he was unaccountably "visited". It's hard not to be as confused and frightened as he is when viewing the apparent corroborating evidence: recurring dreams, fleeting images, shadowy masked faces, vague comments from his young son and the occasional splitting headache. One of the strong points of Strieber's tale has always been the trepidation with which he approached it. The doctor's appointments and plucking up the courage to be hypnotised all offer a genuine reaction to inexplicable circumstance, and this is aided enormously by one of Walken's most mesmerising performances. He's well supported by Lindsay Crouse as his wife, Joel Carson as a thankfully believable yet cute son and an ambiguous musical theme from Eric Clapton. On the DVD: Given that a Region 1 Special Edition exists, this is a disappointing bare-bones DVD transfer. The picture is in full-screen 4:3 and the sound in Dolby 2.0 Stereo. The only extras are a few pages of filmography for director Philippe Mora, Christopher Walken, Lindsay Crouse and Frances Sternhagen. --Paul Tonks
A Texas Ranger stands on one side of the border aimed at cleaning up the Mexican drug traffic. A ruthless narcotics kingpin who'll stop at nothing to get his way stands on the other. Friends since childhood now they are deadly adversaries...
Initially one of NBC network's most successful series, The A-Team ran for 90 one-hour episodes (with a few feature-length specials thrown in) from 1983 to 1987. The premise of the series was certainly different. A group of US operatives is sent to rob the Bank of Hanoi during the Vietnam War in an attempt to destabilise the country's economy, but the bigwig who organises the raid is killed, leaving no indication that the mission was officially sanctioned. Returning home, Smith (George Peppard), BA (it stood for "Bad Attitude") Baracus (Mr T), Face (Dirk Benedict) and that "crazy foo" Murdoch (Dwight Schultz) suddenly find themselves accused of criminal activity, obliging them to set up as benevolent mercenaries. They tear around the country in what looks like a delivery van, generally do-gooding while keeping one step ahead of the inept military police. Snappy, witty and fast paced, the series began as a spoof of the action-thriller genre. It wasn't until the later episodes that an element of seriousness crept in, which may have caused the decline in audience figures eventually resulting in the show's cancellation. On video and DVD though, it remains a feast for fans of classic cult TV.--Roger Thomas
Frustrated with the legal process a young and ambitious lawyer approaches his former college classmates and colludes with them to meter out strong justice where the all too lacking legal system has failed. These hyper-intelligent modern day vigilantes wreak out justice and vengeance upon those that were spared by the technicalities and limitations of our legal system. Sometimes the defenders of innocence become the criminals.
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