George and Mildred are the ultimate odd couple the popular landlord and landlady from Man About The House who became a household name with Thames Television in the 1970's and 80's. Mildred is vain snobbish and domineering; George is shy timid frigid and henpecked. Together they make a great partnership! In this feature length movie Mildred is still trying to steer him towards romance; George still doesn't know what she's driving at...
Dean Corso is highly skilled at his work, a position which requires dexterity, cultural expertise, nerves of steel...and few scruples.
A spectacular adventure set in mysterious ancient lands inhabited by incredible creatures and monsters. Sinbad - Prince of Baghdad and legendary sailor - finds an intriguing map and sets sail for the previously uncharted island of Lemuria with a beautiful slave girl Margianna and the Grand Vizier of the land of Marabia in an adventure that sees Sinbad explore uncharted waters and do battle with the evil Prince Koura and many mythical beasts.
Sweeney, The - Complete
A routine wire-tap job turns into a modern nightmare as expert surveillance man Harry Caul hears something disturbing in his recording of a young couple in a park. He begins to worry about what the tape may be used for and becomes involved in a maze of secrecy and murder.
Before The Sweeney there was Regan. Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best '70s dramas can be, Regan was a pilot film for The Sweeney - one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal 'oppo', Detective Sergeant Carter, Regan was an immediate critical and ratings hit, resulting in four series of The Sweeney and two successful feature films. For the first time ever, Regan has been remastered and restored in High Definition for this Blu-ray release and has never looked better. Jack Regan is a good copper, but his tough, intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered, Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer - but he finds there are men in the Flying Squad prepared to break him.
This is the pilot episode that launched the television series The Sweeney.Jack Regan is a good copper, but his tough, intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new, technocratic image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered, Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer but he finds there are men in the Flying Squad equally prepared to break him...
Both full length big screen outings of Detectives Regan and Carter. Sweeney!: The sexy mistress of a cabinet minister is found dead of an apparent overdoes and D.I. Regan (John Thaw) and D.S. Carter (Dennis Waterman) shake off the booze and women to take on the case. But when the bullet-riddled bodies start to pile up in the London streets Regan and Carter find themselves bollocks-deep in a murderous conspiracy involving doomed prostitutes machine-gun assassins multi-national oil companies and a cold-blooded bureaucrat who may be above the law. Barry Foster (Frenzy) and Ian Bannen (Braveheart) co-star in this smash feature film that took all the hard-hitting drama of television's The Sweeney and blasted it onto cinema screens like never before! Sweeney 2: When the Chief of the Flying Squad is nicked on corruption charges he makes one last official request of D.I. Regan (John Thaw) and D.S. Carter (Dennis Waterman): Take down a ruthless crew of highly-skilled and heavily armed bank robbers terrorizing London. But as the gangs getaways become increasingly violent Regan and Carter must tangle with crooked cops beautiful women a mad bomber the government of Malta and a final raid that becomes a desperate shotgun massacre. Denholm Elliott (Raiders Of the Lost Ark) and Ken Hutchison (Straw Dogs) co-star in this second gritty feature film based on the roughest toughest and most politically incorrect crime series in TV history!
Even under the heavy censorship of 1946 Hollywood, Lana Turner and John Garfield's libidinous desires burn up the screen in Tay Garnett's adaptation of James M. Cain's torrid crime melodrama. Platinum blond Turner is Cora, a restless sexpot stuck in a roadside diner married to mundane middle-aged fry cook Nick Smith (Cecil Kellaway) when handsome drifter Frank (Garfield) blows her way. It's lust at first sight, a rapacious desire that neither can break off, and before long they're plotting his demise--but in the wicked world of Cain nothing is that easy. Garnett's visual approach is subdued compared to the more expressionistic film noir of the period, but he's at no loss when he films the luminous Turner in her milky-white wardrobe. She radiates repressed sexuality and uncontrollable passion while Garfield's smart-talking loner Frank mixes street-smart swagger and scrappy toughness with vulnerability and sincere intensity. Co-star Hume Cronyn cuts a cold, calculating figure as their conniving lawyer, a chilly character that only increases our feelings for the murderous couple, victims of an all-consuming amour fou that drives their passions to extremes. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
John Garfield, Shelley Winters and Norman Lloyd star in this film noir classic. Nick (Garfield) and Al (Lloyd) are involved in a payroll heist that goes wrong, resulting in a policeman being shot. Al is caught while Nick gets away, hiding out at the local swimming pool. There, he meets and charms local girl Peg Dobbs (Winters) and she invites him back to her house, unaware of the crime he has just committed. Soon things start to unravel for Nick as he holds Peg's entire family hostage, knowing that the police are getting ever closer to finding him.
Armchair Cinema: Collection (5 Discs)
Robert Siodmak / Fritz Lang / Abraham Polonksy / Dark urban locales, sultry femme fatales, doomed protagonists and a brooding atmosphere of danger, cynicism and anxiety. These quintessential aspects of film noir are strikingly demonstrated by the four consummate examples of the genre presented in this collection. In The Dark Mirror (1946), directed by Robert Siodmak (The Killers), a man is murdered and there's an obvious suspect, but she has an identical twin sister (both played by Olivia de Havilland, Gone with the Wind), and one of them has a cast-iron alibi. The perfect crime? A psychologist with a specialist interest in twin psychology delves into the heart of the mystery, at considerable risk to himself. In Secret Beyond the Door (1947), Fritz Lang (The Big Heat) adapts the Bluebeard legend with a dash of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca. Shortly after their marriage, Celia (Joan Bennett, Suspiria) begins to suspect her architect husband Mark (Michael Redgrave, Dead of Night) of having a secret past, and wonders about the reason behind multiple rooms in his self-designed home, one of which is kept permanently locked. In Abraham Polonsky's Force of Evil (1948), an unscrupulous lawyer (John Garfield, The Postman Always Rings Twice) scents a personal fortune when he concocts a plan to merge New York City's numbers rackets into a single powerful and unbreakable operation, but reckons without his brother, who'd rather stay independent. And in Joseph H. Lewis's ultra-stylish The Big Combo (1955), Lieutenant Diamond (Cornel Wilde, The Naked Prey) is determined to bring down mob boss Mr Brown (Richard Conte, Thieves' Highway), even if it means jeopardising his own career. But the feeling is mutual and the unscrupulous gangster is more than willing to operate outside the law to get his man, leading to some wince-inducing set-pieces (some involving a pre-stardom Lee Van Cleef). This collection showcases many of the genre's major names on both sides of the camera. In addition to the directing and acting talent there are cinematographers Stanley Cortez (The Night of the Hunter) and John Alton (An American in Paris), composers Dimitri Tiomkin (High Noon) and MiklÃ³s RÃ³sza (The Killers), and writers Nunnally Johnson (The Woman in the Window) and Philip Yordan (Johnny Guitar). It's little wonder that directors such as Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino were so struck by them. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-rayTM (1080p) presentations of four film noir classics: The Dark Mirror, Secret Beyond the Door, Force of Evil and The Big Combo Original uncompressed PCM soundtracks on all films Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for all films Commentaries on all films by leading scholars and critics Adrian Martin (The Dark Mirror), Alan K. Rode (Secret Beyond the Door), Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme (Force of Evil), and Eddie Muller (The Big Combo) Noah Isenberg on The Dark Mirror, the author and scholar provides a detailed analysis of the film Barry Keith Grant on Secret Beyond the Door, the author and scholar introduces the film The House of Lang, a visual essay on Fritz Lang's style by filmmaker David Cairns with a focus on his noir work Introduction to Force of Evil by Martin Scorsese An Autopsy on Capitalism, a visual essay on the production and reception of Force of Evil by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film noir, genre, masculinity Commentary on selected Force of Evil themes by Krutnik Geoff Andrew on The Big Combo, the critic and programmer offers an introduction to and analysis of the film Wagon Wheel Joe, a visual essay on director Joseph H. Lewis by filmmaker David Cairns The Big Combo original screenplay (BD-ROM content) Four radio plays, starring Olivia de Havilland and John Garfield among others International poster galleries for all films Trailers Reversible sleeves featuring newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow for all films
In this classic Film Noir, an ambitious but unscrupulous lawyer (John Garfield, The Postman Always Rings Twice) works for the mob, and scents the prospect of a personal fortune when he helps concoct a plan that will merge all of New York City's numbers rackets into a single powerful and unbreakable operation. But one of them is run by his own brother (Thomas Gomez, Key Largo), who is much happier as an independent, mainly because it allows him to apply his own ethical standards to prevent innocent people from being corrupted by his shady activities. And it's the Cain-and-Abel clash between them that gives the film its tragic dimension. After a brilliant writing career (Body and Soul), Abraham Polonsky was given a shot at directing, and he turned out one of the most original thrillers of its era, combining poetic dialogue worthy of Clifford Odets (Sweet Smell of Success) with a forensically Marxist critique of the capitalist system (the force of evil that underpins everything in American society). Martin Scorsese frequently cited it as one of the most influential films in his life, and it's easy to see why. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation transferred from original film elements Uncompressed mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Introduction by Martin Scorsese Commentary by critics Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme An Autopsy on Capitalism, a visual essay on the production and reception of Force of Evil by Frank Krutnik, author of In a Lonely Street: Film noir, genre, masculinity Commentary on selected themes by Krutnik Two radio plays: Hollywood Fights Back (1947), 35 Hollywood stars protest the blacklist and Body and Soul (1948), a radio version of Abraham Polonsky's breakthrough script starring John Garfield International poster gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow
Rough, tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best '70s drama series can be, The Sweeney is one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal 'oppo', Detective Sergeant Carter, this set presents the complete first series of this benchmark television drama.
Director Elia Kazan and producer Darryl F. Zanuck caused a sensation with 'the most spellbinding story ever put on celluloid' (Hollywood Reporter), recipient of three Academy AwardsÃ¯Â¿Â½ including Best Picture. One of the first films to directly tackle racial prejudice, this acclaimed adaptation of Laura Z. Hobson's bestseller stars Gregory Peck as a journalist assigned to write a series of articles on anti-semitism. Searching for an angle, he finally decides to pose as a Jew - and soon discove...
Rough tough and politically incorrect in the way that only the best 70s drama series can be The Sweeney is one of the major television successes of the last fifty years. Featuring John Thaw as the irascible Detective Inspector Regan and Dennis Waterman as his loyal 'oppo' Detective Sergeant Carter this benchmark television series is presented in this definitive collection.
The complete 3rd series of the crime action series starring John Thaw Dennis Waterman and Garfield Morgan. Featuring all 13 episodes from the 1976 season the episodes have been digitally restored from the original materials and presented with a new Dolby 5.1 track. Episode Titles: 1. Selected Target 2. In From The Cold 3. Visiting Fireman 4. Tomorrow Man 5. Taste of Fear 6. Bad Apple 7. May 8. Sweet Smell of Succession 9. Down to You Brother 10. Pay Off 11. Loving Arms 12. Lady Luck 13. On the Run
""Everybody's Favourite Shaggy Dog Story!"" Young Billy can't keep Digby the lovable sheepdog he brought home from the pound so he decides to leave him with animal expert Jeff (Jim Dale). But while Jeff's back is turned Digby accidentally drinks a top secret chemical which makes him grow... and grow... and grow! The gigantic Digby is soon being chased all over the country. The army think he dangerous and want to blow him up. Two thieves are trying to sell him to the circus! In this frantic and hilarious race against time Billy and the hapless Jeff must get to Digby with the antidote or lose him forever. With and all star cast including Spike Milligan and Victor Spinetti Digby The Biggest Dog In The World is a classic adventure story for the whole family. Available for the first time on DVD!
This is the pilot episode that launched the television series The Sweeney. Jack Regan is a good copper but his tough intuitive style is becoming unfashionable in a Scotland Yard seeking a new technocratic image. When a policeman is mysteriously murdered Regan breaks all the rules to find the killer but he finds there are men in the Flying Squad equally prepared to break him...
The complete second series of this hugely successful television series starring John Thaw as the legendary Jack Regan and Dennis Waterman as sidekick George Carter. Episodes comprise: 1. Chalk and Cheese 2. Faces 3. Supersnout 4. Big Brother 5. Hit and Run 6. Trap 7. Golden Fleece 8. Poppy 9. Stay Lucky Eh? 10. Trojan Bus 11. I Want The Man 12. Country Boy 13. Thou Shalt Not Kill
Please wait. Loading...