King Solomon's Mines had been filmed several times before, but this 1985 adaptation of H Rider Haggard's novel is far and away the most absurdly tongue-in-cheek. Making no disguise of riding Indiana Jones's coattails, the adventure starts fast and grows ever wilder. Richard Chamberlain wears Allan Quatermain's fedora and expression of grim determination. Supposedly concerned with the novel's quest for lost gold, the movie is really an excuse to string together numerous sight gags and low-budget attempts to upstage Raiders of the Lost Ark (hardly surprisingly, it fails). Pursued by a wax-moustachioed and Wagner-obsessed Herbert Lom, Quatermain and a dizzily blonde Sharon Stone escape an avalanche and crocodiles before being boiled in a cauldron with plastic vegetables at the Village of the Upside Down People. Nothing lingers in the memory, though, than the sight of Chamberlain skiing behind a locomotive. Cheap and rudely plagiaristic it may be, but Indy never got to be as (un)intentionally hilarious. On the DVD: King Solomon's Mines has come up exceptionally well on disc in this widescreen print. Sound is in Dolby 2.0 and is a faithful representation of the effort put into the film's sound design. The only extra is the original trailer. --Paul Tonks
This collectible DVD set is out of this world! This intergalactic family saga is a one-of-a-kind sci-fi classic that earned an enormous following of devoted fans. Created by legendary film producer Irwin Allen (The Poseidon Adventure Towering Inferno) and set in the space age ""future"" of 1997 this exciting adventure series followed a typical American family their trusty robot and a stowaway villain named Dr. Zachary Smith. In the year 1997 Earth is suffering from massive overpop
The only Deanna Durbin film made in colour Can't Help Singing was a spectacular musical triumph nominated for two Academy Awards and a real favourite with her fans. Featuring four great songs from Deanna Durbin - ""Can't Help Singing"" ""Any Moment Now"" ""More and More"" and ""Cal-i-for-ni-ay"" Can't Help Singing captures Deanna at her musical best.
Episodes Comprise: Creature from the Chocolate Chip The Looney Riddle Card Bored Box School Daze Mary Had a Baby Duck Things that Go Bugs in the Night Taz in Toyland Born to Sing (Song) A Secret Tweet Comfort Level Twinkle Baby Looney Star (Song) Like a Duck to Water
Elegantly directed by Hollywood veteran Roy William Neill (best known for his 11 Sherlock Holmes films starring Basil Rathbone), Black Angel is an underappreciated film noir treasure, adapted from a novel by the acclaimed crime writer Cornell Woolrich (Phantom Lady). When the beautiful singer Mavis Marlowe (Constance Dowling) is slain in her chic apartment, the men in her life become suspects. There is Martin Blair (Dan Duryea, Scarlet Street), her alcoholic musician ex-husband, nursing a broken heart; there is the shady nightclub owner Marko (Peter Lorre, Casablanca, The Maltese Falcon) who has been sneaking around her place, and there is Kirk Bennett (John Phillips), the adulterer who found his mistress s dead body and fled the scene. When Bennett is convicted and sentenced to death, his long-suffering wife Catherine (June Vincent) joins forces with the heartbroken pianist Martin Blair to uncover the truth... Black Angel is a consummate 1940s crime thriller which boats a suspenseful narrative, strong performances and atmospheric, meticulously lit cinematography. Roy William Neill s film is presented here in a sumptuous restoration, with several illuminating new extras. Special Edition Contents: Brand new restoration from original film elements by Arrow Films High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Uncompressed Mono 1.0 PCM audio soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing New audio commentary by the writer and film scholar Alan K. Rode A Fitting End, a new video appreciation of the film by the film historian Neil Sinyard Original trailer Gallery of original stills and promotional materials Reversible sleeve featuring two artwork options FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by author Philip Kemp
Titles Comprise: Singin' In The Rain: Musician Don Lockwood (Kelly) rises to stardom during Hollywood's silent-movie era - paired with the beautiful jealous and dumb Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen). When Lockwood becomes attracted to young studio singer Kathy Selden (Reynolds) Lamont has her fired. But with the introduction of talking pictures audiences laugh when they hear Lockwood speak for the first time - and the studio uses Selden to dub her voice. An American In Paris: Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron sing and dance to the music of George and Ira Gershwin in this winner of six Academy Awards including Best Picture. When ex-GI Jerry Mulligan (Kelly) remains in Paris to pursue life as an artist he is discovered by a wealthy patroness interested in more than his art. But Mulligan falls in love with a French shop girl (Caron) who is engaged to his best friend. Anchors Aweigh: Frank Sinatra Gene Kelly and Jerry the Mouse star in this charming musical mix of live action and animation. Two sailors (Sinatra and Kelly) in Hollywood looking for glamorous movie starlets find romance dance with a cartoon mouse and help a young starlet get discovered - all during one shore leave. On The Town: Three sailors - Gabey (Gene Kelly) Chip (Frank Sinatra) and Ozzie (Jules Munshin) - are let loose in New York City on 24 hour leave. On a subway Gabey sees a poster of Miss Turnstiles of the Month - a woman named Ivy Smith (Vera-Ellen). Thinking she's a high society girl the trio spend the day looking for her. Along the way they run into a cab driver Hilde (Betty Garrett) who is attracted to Chip and a gorgeous anthropologist named Claire (Ann Miller). The Three Musketeers: To the cry of all for one and one for all comes a version of the Alexandre Dumas classic that's fun for all - a rousing swashbuckling adaptation that was Gene Kelly's favorite among his non-musical movies. Kelly plays country lad D'Artagnan who comes to Paris with heady ambition and duels his way into the ranks of King Louis XIII's musketeers. He swashes-and-buckles with brio bringing to action scenes of the virile athleticism that set him apart as a dancer in movie musicals. A top cast - Vincent Price as unctuous Cardinal Richelieu Lana Turner as villainous Lady de Winter June Allyson as Constance and Angela Lansbury as Queen Anne - joins Kelly in this exuberant tale filmed in luscious Technicolor.
""Danger Will Robinson! Danger!"" In the year 1997 Earth is suffering from massive overpopulation. Professor John Robinson his wife Maureen their children (Judy Penny and Will) and Major Don West are selected to go to the third planet in the Alpha Centauri star system to establish a colony so that other Earth people can settle there. However Doctor Zachary Smith an agent for an enemy government is sent to sabotage the mission. He is successful in reprogramming the ship's robot
Episodes Comprise: All Washed Up My Bunny Lives Over the Ocean Did Not! Did Too! Tea and Basketball Down by the Cage Taz You Know It Band Together Oh Where Oh Where Has My Baby Martian Gone? War of the Weirds The Harder They Fall Business as Usual
Episodes Comprise: Bruce Bunny Baby Bunny (Song) Leader of the Pack Flower Power Looney Tunes Zoo (Song) Lightning Bugs Flush House Paws and Feathers (Song) I Strain The Sandman is Coming Ten Loonies in a Bed Some Assembly Required
Here Come The Co-Ed's: Bud and Lou head to campus and attempt to save Bixby College from closing down. In Society: Two bumbling plumbers are hired by a socialite to fix a leak. A case of mistaken identity gets the pair an invitation to a fancy party and an entree into high society. As expected things don't run to plan...
Baby Bugs Bunny Baby Bugs is smarter than the average baby. He is curious, playful, and a prankster. The leader of the group, sweet, smart, he's a shining example to the others of how to get out of trouble. In this set of adventures you see Bugs lead his friends on adventures out of the nursery and into the great big world outside... come and join the gang. Baby Tweety Baby Tweety loves nothing more than swinging on his little perch and singing songs. But don't rattle his cage! He is adorable until he's threatened, and when that happens, he knows how to take care of himself. In these great fun episodes Baby Tweety and his Looney Tunes babes discover bath times, making music and even meet a mad Martian! Baby Sylvester Baby Sylvester needs all of his nine lives, as he's always letting his curiosity get him into trouble. It's fast and furious fun as he playfully attempts to catch Baby Tweety for a tasty toon snack. These light-hearted adventures see Baby Sylvester turn green at a new arrival; the babies mess with magic, toys, hairstyles and eventually make their own fairytale endings. Baby Taz Baby Taz is always on the move, running, spinning, and eager to try and eat whatever's put in front of him. He's easily the dirtiest of the Baby Looney Tunes, but just try catching him for a bath. Here we see Taz in high-speed action at the babies' birthday party, having fun with cardboard boxes, learning lessons at a pretend school and from Granny as he breaks his favourite toys.
'Ass Backwards' is an irreverent female buddy comedy about two childhood best friends who are pushing the age of 30 and not quite where they thought they'd be in life. When they run into their former beauty pageant nemesis, they decide to go on a road trip back home to recapture the pageant crown which eluded them as children. On the road, they face some hard truths about themselves and each other as they encounter spring breakers, strip clubs, a women's militant group and their favorite real.
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