Based on John le CarrÃ©'s first novel, Call for the Dead (which introduced spymaster George Smiley), The Deadly Affair sees an ageing British secret agent (James Mason) set out to uncover the truth behind a government employee's apparent suicide. Eschewing the glamour of the era's Bond thrillers, Lumet's chilling and intelligent take on the spy drama presents a palpable and darkly sinister picture of Cold War intrigue. The exemplary cast also includes Maximilian Schell, Harriet Andersson, Harry Andrews, Roy Kinnear and Lynn Redgrave. Extras High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Michael Brooke and Johnny Mains The National Film Theatre Lecture with James Mason (1967, 48 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Leslie Hardcastle The Guardian Lecture with Sidney Lumet (1983, 89 mins): archival audio recording of an interview conducted by Derek Malcolm at the National Film Theatre, London A Different Kind of Spy: Paul Dehn's Deadly Affair (2017, 17 mins): writer David Kipen discusses the life and work of screenwriter Paul Dehn Take One and Move On (2017, 5 mins): camera operator Brian West on The Deadly Affair Lumet's London (2017, 4 mins): the London locations of The Deadly Affair explored Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
In this 12th-century version of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Henry II of England (Peter O'Toole) and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine (Katharine Hepburn), meet on Christmas Eve to discuss the future of the throne. These two are having slight marital problems, as she is kept in captivity most of the year for raising a rebellion against him, and he flaunts his young mistress. Then there are the problems raised by their three treacherous and traitorous sons. James Goldman won an Oscar for the brilliant screenplay, based on his Broadway play. It is a tad wordy, as the action is kept to a minimum, but those words are sharp as daggers. The humour is wicked and black and delivered with very dry, dead-on precision. Sparks fly and the screen sizzles whenever Hepburn and O'Toole tango, which is often. Both were nominated for Academy Awards for their vigorous performances. (She won, he didn't.) There is also an infamous homoerotic exchange between Philip of France (Timothy Dalton) and Richard the Lionhearted (Anthony Hopkins). Both actors were making their feature film debuts. --Rochelle O'Gorman, Amazon.com
All eight episodes of the much-loved BBC mini-series adapted from the best-selling book by James Fenimore Cooper. Set in upstate New York during Britain's so-called French and Indian War in 1757 the series follows the heroic adventures of Natty 'Hawkeye' Bumppo and his Indian companions Chingachgook and Uncas Chingachgook's son and the true last of the Mohican tribe.
A one-act production performed at The Royal Opera House Covent Garden with Maria Ewing in the lead role ably supported by Michael Devlin and Kenneth Riegel. The Orchestra of The Royal Opera House is conducted by Edward Downes. Directed by Derek Bailey. English subtitles.
He was dashing debonair and daring. He had pledged to fight evil to undertake any dangerous or delicate mission on behalf of his sovereign. He was fin de siecle gentleman Adam Adamant. Was and is - for Adam Adamant Lives! A Vintage Year for Scoundrels: Lured from an opulent ballroom to the rat-ridden streets of Edwardian Stepney Adam Adamant confronts his most deadly enemy - the Face an evil genius who condemns him to a state of suspended animation entombed in a block of ice. When he awakens sixty-four years later in the sordid swinging sixties streets of Soho the bemused and befuddled adventurer is befriended by Georgina Jones and is quickly plunged into the twilight world of gangsters and protection rackets. Death Has a Thousand Faces: Why does death lie in wait for the man with the stick of rock? What does the coded cipher hidden inside it mean? To find out Adam and Georgina drive to Blackpool where they're enmeshed in a world of drama and danger where fear lurks in every fairground and the executioner's block in the Horror Museum awaits another noble neck. As the seconds tick away it looks as if Blackpool's Golden Mile will be reduced to a pile of dust-swirling debris - can Adam prevent it from becoming a mere golden memory?
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