In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives
Paddington Adapted from Michael Bond's beloved books, PADDINGTON follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station, he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined until he meets the kind Brown family, who read the label around his neck (Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life, and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister, seductive taxidermist, it isn't long before his home and very existence is under threat ... Produced by David Heyman (The Harry Potter series) PADDINGTON, is a timeless and universal story written and directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear, the film's all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville, Nicole Kidman, Sally Hawkins, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters. Paddington 2 The much-anticipated sequel ï¬nds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington's biggest adventure yet sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of the beloved bear. Features: Director's Commentary Rain on the Roof' with Phoenix Buchanan Full Screen Paddington 2: The Challenge of Making the Film BAFTA Q&A with David Heyman, Paul King, Simon Farnaby, Hugh Grant and Pablo Grillo
Adapted from Michael Bond's beloved books Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British who travels to London in search of a home. Finding himself lost and alone at Paddington Station he begins to realise that city life is not all he had imagined - until he meets the kind Brown family who read the label around his neck ('Please look after this bear. Thank you.') and offer him a temporary haven. But little do the Browns realise just how much comic mayhem one young bear will bring to their family life and when this rarest of bears catches the eye of a sinister seductive taxidermist it isn't long before his home - and very existence - is under threat... Produced by David Heyman (The Harry Potter series) Paddington is a timeless and universal story written and directed by Paul King. With Ben Whishaw as the voice of Paddington Bear the film's all-star cast includes Hugh Bonneville Nicole Kidman Sally Hawkins Jim Broadbent Peter Capaldi and Julie Walters.
The much-anticipated sequel ï¬nds Paddington happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens. While searching for the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, Paddington spots a unique pop-up book in Mr. Gruber's antique shop, and embarks upon a series of odd jobs to buy it. But when the book is stolen, it's up to Paddington and the Browns to unmask the thief. Paddington's biggest adventure yet sees Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson joining the all-star returning cast of Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent, Peter Capaldi and Ben Whishaw as the voice of the beloved bear. Features: Director's Commentary Rain on the Roof' with Phoenix Buchanan Full Screen Paddington 2: The Challenge of Making the Film BAFTA Q&A with David Heyman, Paul King, Simon Farnaby, Hugh Grant and Pablo Grillo
Harry begins his sixth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry but after stumbling upon a mysterious journal he soon uncovers the dark secrets of Voldemort that are best left undiscovered!
Meryl Streep leads an all-star cast in the feature-film adaptation of the beloved musical bringing the timeless lyrics and melodies of iconic super group ABBA to audiences everywhere.
In this third instalment in the blockbusting series a notorious prisoner escapes from the prison for wizards, and young wizard Harry Potter is believed to be his target for death.
Since his arrival at Buckingham palace, Rex lives a life of luxury. Top dog, he has superseded his three fellow Corgis in Her Majesty's heart. His arrogance can be quite irritating. When he causes a diplomatic incident during an official dinner with the President of the United States, he falls into disgrace. Betrayed by one of his peers, Rex becomes a stray dog in the streets of London. How can he redeem himself? In love, he will find the resources to surpass himself in the face of great danger...
Prepare for the Final Battle!Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, is the final adventure in the Harry Potter film series. The much-anticipated motion picture event is the second of two full-length parts.In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry Potter who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort.It all ends here.
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!
Cars fly, trees fight back and a mysterious elf comes to warn Harry Potter at the start of the second year of his amazing journey into the world of wizardry. This year at Hogwarts, spiders talk, letters scold and Harry's own unsettling ability to speak to snakes turns his friends against him. From dueling clubs to rogue Bludgers, it's a year of adventure and danger when bloody writing on a wall announces: The Chamber of Secrets has been opened. To save Hogwarts will require all of Harry, Ron and Hermione's magical abilities and courage in this spellbinding adaptation of J.K. Rowling's second book. Get ready to be amused and petrified as Harry Potter shows he's more than a wizard, he's a hero!
In Depression-era London, a now-grown Jane and Michael Banks, along with Michael's three children, are visited by the enigmatic Mary Poppins following a personal loss. Through her unique magical skills, and with the aid of her friend Jack, she helps the family rediscover the joy and wonder missing in their lives. Bonus Features: Play Movie with Sing-Along Mode The Practically Perfect Making of Mary Poppins Returns Seeing Things from a Different Point of View : The Musical Numbers of Mary Poppins Returns Back to Cherry Tree Lane: Dick Van Dyke Returns Practically Perfect Bloopers Deleted Scene: Leaving Topsy's Deleted Scene: Trip A Little Light Fantastic Deleted Song - The Anthropomorphic Zoo
A BAFTA-nominated Julie Walters (Billy Elliot Educating Rita Calendar Girls) stars as suburban brothel Madame Christine Painter with some highly unusual clients. Inspired by the real experiences of the legendary Cynthia Payne Personal Services directed by terry Jones (Monty Python) is a revealing hilarious and uproarious account of Christine's adventures as she climbs the ladder to fame and notoriety. British law sets out to ruin the discreet fun and games.
BROOKLYN is the story of a young woman, Eilis (Saoirse Ronan; Atonement) who moves from a small town in Ireland to Brooklyn, where, unlike home, she has the opportunity for work, a future - and love, in the form of Italian-American Tony (Emory Cohen; The Place Beyond The Pines). However, when Eilis returns temporarily to Ireland she finds herself absorbed into her old community, but now with eligible Jim (Domhnall Gleeson; About Time) courting her. As she repeatedly postpones her departure back to America, Eilis finds herself confronting a terrible dilemma - a heart-breaking choice between two countries and two futures.
Alan Bennett's Talking Heads was a major artistic breakthrough in the field of drama when the first series of monologues aired in 1987. Each tale gives us privileged access to the innermost thoughts of an individual who although we only hear his/her side of the story frequently reveals more about him/herself than intended. Often poignant sometimes sad and occasionally uplifting Bennett's gift for writing comedy is always apparent - and always inspired.
Alan Bleasdale's Boys from the Blackstuff gripped television audiences in 1982 with its bleak, fiercely funny exploration of the effect of the UK's economic depression on a group of Merseyside characters, originally introduced in his 1978 play, The Blackstuff. Bleasdale's writing is unsparing in both its pain and its unconditional affection for characters being pushed to the very limit of civilisation. Yosser Hughes (the outstanding Bernard Hill) is still, and rightly, recognised as one of the great creations of modern television drama: a man on the brink of madness, unlikeable, ostracised, digging a deeper hole with every desperate act, but ultimately a human being deserving our sympathy. The performances are wonderful throughout: particularly Peter Kerrigan as Malone, the once giant union leader reduced to a shadow but still with the spark that commands love and respect; Michael Angelis as Chrissie and, in a typically sharp cameo, Julie Walters as his wife. "My dreams still give me hope and faith in my class. I can't believe there's no hope," says Chrissie towards the end. And it's testament to Bleasdale's skill and the resilience of his characters that somehow, that flicker of hope remains unextinguished. The blackstuff--the tarmac--of the title becomes increasingly ironic. There is none. The boys have no work. The dole office scenes have a grimly nostalgic, documentary quality. Each second drips another droplet of disillusionment on people whose expectations are crushed by every effort to haul themselves up. Thatcher's Britain was a cruel place for many people. The unspoken question that hangs in the air after watching Bleasdale's poetic dissection of ruined lives is, have things really changed that much? Television drama doesn't come any more powerful or honest than this. On the DVD: Boys from the Blackstuff is presented in standard 4:3 TV format with a mono soundtrack that often suffers from a muffled quality. There's only one additional feature, but it's a treasure: The Blackstuff, Alan Bleasdale's original 90-minute play, is presented as a prelude to the series with the bonus of an insightful commentary from the author and the director, Jim Goddard. --Piers Ford
The winner of the audience award at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival.
Harold Pinter (1930-2008) was one of the most important and influential British playwrights of the last century. Whilst best-known for his work for the stage, this collection celebrates Pinter's significant contribution to television. His work for the screen shares many of the qualities of that for the stage, from a fascination with the private roots of power and an abiding preoccupation with memory, to a belief in the agency of women. Featuring 10 plays made for the BBC between 1965 and 1988, and previously unavailable on DVD, highlights include Tea Party (1965), Old Times (1975) and 1987's The Birthday Party which sees a rare example of Pinter acting in his own work. A dazzling array of British acting talent is on display, including Michael Gambon, Julie Walters, Leo McKern, Vivian Merchant, John Le Mesurier and Miranda Richardson. THE PLAYS: The Tea Party (Charles Jarrot, 1965) A Slight Ache (Christopher Morahan, 1967) A Night Out (Christopher Morahan, 1967) The Basement (Charles Jarrot, 1967) Monologue (Christopher Morahan, 1973) Old Times (Christopher Morahan, 1975) The Hothouse (Harold Pinter, 1982) Landscape (Kenneth Ives, 1983) The Birthday Party (Kenneth Ives, 1987) Mountain Language (Harold Pinter, 1988) Special Features: Writers in Conversation: Harold Pinter (1984, 47 mins): an ICA interview with Harold Pinter by Benedict Nightingale Pinter People (1969, 16 mins): a series of four animated films written by Harold Pinter Face to Face: Harold Pinter (1997, 39 mins): Sir Jeremy Isaacs interviews Harold Pinter, who discusses the images and events which have inspired some of his most powerful dramas Harold Pinter Guardian Interview (1996, 73 mins, audio only): an extensive interview with the legendary playwright by critic Michael Billington, recorded at the National Film Theatre Illustrated booklet with new writing by Michael Billington, John Wyver, Billy Smart, Amanda Wrigley, David Rolinson and Lez Cooke, and full film credits UK | 1965 1988 | black and white, and colour | 628 minutes | English language with optional hard-of-hearing subtitles | original aspect ratio 1.33:1 | 5 x DVD9, PAL, Dolby Digital 2.0 mono audio (192kbps) | cert 15 (strong language, moderate violence, threat, sex references | region 2
Fresh out of jail with two young kids in tow, Rose-Lynn dreams of getting out of Glasgow and making it as a country singer in the USA. Her mum Marion (played by Julie Walters Billy Elliot, Paddington) has had a bellyful of Rose-Lynn's Nashville nonsense and urges her daughter to focus on supporting her children. Forced to take responsibility as a mother, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house (played by Sophie Okonedo Hotel Rwanda). In this coming-of-age tale, Rose-Lynn comes to realise that the path to living out her dreams may be closer to home than she thinks. This is an uplifting and moving comedy drama about mothers and daughters and dreams and reality. WILD ROSE is a heart-warming and feel-good new film that tells the story of a free-spirited young singer Rose-Lynn Harlan (played by Jessie Buckley Taboo, War & Peace) who is bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. But will she escape the shackles of Glasgow and her roots to follow her dreams of Nashville?
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