The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting semi-documentary style movie.In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship- the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy.Kenneth More stars as Captain Shepard- the Admiralty's Director of Naval Operations who, embittered by the death of his wife in an air raid, is assigned to this post just as the Bismarck makes its escape.Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made.
Overflowing with warmth and charm Greyfriars Bobby celebrates the powerful bond between man and a kind and loving animal. Based on Eleanor Atkinson's immortal children's book - Walt Disney presents the remarkable true story of one of Scotland's most beloved and celebrated heroes - a terrier named Bobby. The enduring friendship forged between a tenderhearted shepherd known simply as Old Jock and his devoted dog cannot be broken - even by the kindly old man's death. Set in bustling Victorian Edinburgh and the breathtaking Scottish countryside Greyfriars Bobby is a sensitive tale of uncommon loyalty and affection that is certain to delight and inspire one and all!
It's the story of Jason (Todd Armstrong) a fearless sailor and explorer who returns to the kingdom of Thessaly after a 20-year voyage to make his rightful claim to the throne. But to do so Jason must first find the magical Golden Fleece. He selects a crew and with the help of Hera Queen of the Gods sets sail in search of the Fleece. Jason and his crew must overcome incredible obstacles including a 100-foot bronze giant the venomous Hydra a huge creature with the heads of seven
""Why I can smile and murder while I smile And cry 'Content' to that which grieves my heart And wet my cheeks with artificial tears And frame my face to all occasions..."" Soon after Edward IV is crowned King his brother Richard a hunchback twisted in mind as well as body starts scheming for the throne of England. He woos and wins Lady Anne and then poisons Edward's mind against their brother Clarence later organising his death. But even after his coronation
The Enemy Below and Sink the Bismarck! form a double feature of semi-classic CinemaScope-era WWII naval dramas sailing from the Fox vault onto DVD for the first time. In The Enemy Below Robert Mitchum and Curt Jurgens are respectively captains of a US destroyer and a German U-boat whose vessels come into conflict in the South Atlantic. Both are good men with a job to do, the script noting Jurgens' distaste for Hitler and the Nazis and engaging our sympathy with the German sailors almost as much as the Americans. Made at the height of the Cold War of the 1950s, the film delivers a liberal message of cooperation wrapped inside some spectacular action scenes and a story that builds to a tense and exciting, moving finale. Sink the Bismarck! is a British film dating from three years later and adopts a more documentary style in recounting the race against time to track and destroy what was in 1941 the most powerful battleship then built, the Bismarck. Shot in gleaming black and white so as to make use of genuine WWII archive footage, the film is held together by the introduction of a fictional naval officer in overall command of the operation, played excellently by Kenneth More. To add some human warmth he is given a tentative romantic subplot with a WREN played by the luminous Dana Wynter. Though initially slow to gather steam, Sink the Bismarck! finally delivers an epic, thoroughly horrifying conclusion. On the DVD: The Enemy Below and Sink the Bismarck! come as a two-disc set with multiple language and subtitle options, including English for Hard of Hearing, but no extras other than the original trailers. These are presented at 16:9 and 2.35:1. Both are rather faded, but are fine examples of an era when watching the previews didn't guarantee a migraine. Both films are anamorphically enhanced in their original 2.35:1 CinemaScope, and, bar a little grain in some shots and the inevitably inferior archive footage, the picture quality is excellent. The Enemy Below boasts sturdy three-channel sound (left, front, right) while Sink the Bismarck! is in very well mixed stereo. --Gary S Dalkin
This Dvd Is Brand New & Sealed - 2013 - Another Dvd Is Now Becoming Very Collectible & Sought After. This Dvd Is In Stock And Will Be Posted From The UK - Region 2
Nitro and gylcerine... and I light the fuse!Two millionaire playboys - one a peer of the realm, born into money, and the other a self-made man who fought his way out of the New York slums - are conned by a retired judge into righting wrongs in a series that combines action, style, humour and panache in large quantities!Regarded by many as the finest of Lew Grade's ITC film series, The Persuaders! stars Roger Moore and Tony Curtis as the mismatched playboys with an eye for the ladies and a penchant for landing themselves in trouble.
A mysterious very old solicitor Mr. Blunden (Naismith) visits Mrs. Allen and her young children in her squalid Camden Town flat and makes her an offer she cannot refuse. The family become the housekeepers to a derelict country mansion in the charge of the solicitor. One day the children meet the spirits of two other children who died in the mansion nearly a hundred years previously and start to look into the mystery surrounding a fire that destroyed the house and claimed the lives of the two children...
Between heroic spells as the Saint and James Bond, Roger Moore was teamed with Tony Curtis in The Persuaders, a derivative but fun series about a couple of millionaire dilettante adventurers who swan around the world competing for the attention of beautiful women and getting involved in perplexing mysteries. Moore is Lord Brett Sinclair, an upper crust Brit of impeccable breeding, while Curtis is Danny Wilde, an up-from-the-streets self-made man whose trademark is a pair of brown gloves. The allegedly tasteful Brett and the crasser Danny both model a succession of garish early 70s fashions while their pursuits of duplicitous crumpet usually wind up with the women getting away and the heroes stuck with each other. Given all that, this may well be the most blatantly homoerotic of all the buddy television pairings (see the eponymous stars of Starsky and Hutch, Regan and Carter in The Sweeney, Bodie and Doyle of The Professionals) that ran ove! r the screen in the 70s, in which the male leads sublimated their feelings for each other by pulling out their guns and shooting at baddies. --Kim Newman
This release contains two suspenseful horror films from the 1960s: VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED and CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED.
A mixed bag as variations on A Christmas Carol go, this 1970 British musical tells the usual story of Scrooge (Albert Finney) and his spirits on Christmas Eve, although the whole thing is set to music by Leslie Bricusse. Except for Finney's feisty and involved performance, however, there isn't much to recommend this. The songs, which absorb so much of the evolving story line and emotions, are not all that good. Plenty of support, however, from the likes of Roy Kinnear (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) and Dame Edith Evans (Tom Jones), the handsome production is directed by veteran Ronald Neame (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). --Tom Keogh
Directed by John Mills and starring his daughter Hayley Sky West and Crooked tells the story of an isolated traumatised yet free-spirited young girl who fi nds solace in a rather unusual pastime. Tension mounts in the West Country village in which Brydie White (Hayley Mills) has lived all her life. As a child she witnessed the death of her friend Julian who was accidentally killed whilst playing with his father's shotgun. Brydie wounded and left mentally damaged by the accident has no memory of the event. But while the villagers have suspicions Julian's father Edwin (Laurence Naismith) holds her squarely responsible for the death. Ostracised and misunderstood Brydie retreats from the adult world and finds companionship among a group of younger children with whom she pursues a new pastime - solemnly burying deceased animals in a sequestered corner of the churchyard. As the children's activities cause consternation in the village Edwin Dacres' anger reaches boiling point. But there is yet more for the innocent Brydie to contend with: Roibin (Ian McShane) a handsome young gypsy has fallen in love with her... Hayley Mills' emotionally compelling performance is at the heart of this touching poignant and often humorous film. Sky West and Crooked was both written and adapted by Hayley Mills' mother Mary Hayley Bell and stars Annette Crosbie as Brydie's alcoholic mother and Geoffrey Bayldon as the beleaguered but sympathetic Reverend Moss; the film also boasts beautiful cinematography by Arthur Ibbetson and a haunting score by Oscar-winning composer Malcolm Arnold.
Big game trapper Victor Marswell (Gable) has his hands full when the feisty Eloise Kelly (Ava Gardner) and a couple on safari descend on his company in Kenya...
Following the huge critical and commercial success of A Town Like Alice, this 1957 'Australian Western' reunited Oscar winner Peter Finch and British director Jack Lee. An adaptation of Thomas Alexander Browne's classic novel charting the exploits of notorious nineteenth-century bushranger Captain Starlight, Robbery Under Arms sees Finch heading an impressive cast that includes Jill Ireland, Ronald Lewis and David McCallum. Partly filmed on location in Australia, Robbery Unde...
The mysterious but kindly solicitor Mr Blunden visits Mrs Allen and her young children, offering her the position of caretaker at a derelict country mansion. More surprises are in store when the children encounter the ghosts of two former young residents and find themselves transported back in time to help their new friends right a 100-year-old wrong. The Amazing Mr Blunden is another nostalgic family classic from The Railway Children Director, Lionel Jeffries. SPECIAL FEATURES Brand new scan and restoration A new audio commentary with Actors Madeline Smith, Rosalyn Landor, Stuart Lock and Marc Granger A new interview with Madeline Smith A new interview with Rosalyn Landor Mark Gatiss on The Amazing Mr Blunden a new interview 2014 archive BFI Q&A with Madeline Smith, Rosalyn Landor and Stuart Lock Reversible sleeve with new artwork by Rich Davies and original artwork Optional English Subtitles for the Hard of Hearing LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS The Ghosts' the original out -of-print source novel by Antonia Barber specially reproduced for this release Rigid slipcase with new artwork by Rich Davies Soft cover book with new essays by Kevin Lyons and Kim Newman Reversible poster with new and original artwork
The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting semi-documentary style movie. In the Spring of 1941 Nazi Germany's greatest battleship - the Bismarck scourge of Atlantic shipping - is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy. Eventually after heavy casualties including the loss of HMS Hood the Bismarck is fina
Phaedra (Sophia Loren in her first Hollywood role) is a poor sponge diver on the lovely Greek isle of Hydra. While deep diving, she discovers an ancient brass and gold statue of a boy riding a dolphin. Anthropologist Jim Calder (Alan Ladd), working in Greece to restore national treasures, wants the artifact but he can't pay for it, and asks Phaedra to donate it to his museum. In the meantime, Phaedra's lazy boyfriend has seized on the opportunity to sell the treasure to an unscrupulous art.
Supernatural children's feature. Near destitute after the death of her husband, a widow and her young children are approached by an elderly and mysterious solicitor, Mr. Blunden (Laurence Naismith), who asks the family to become the caretakers of a derelict, partly fire-damaged country mansion. The family takes up the offer and shortly after moving into a small cottage on the mansion's estate the youngsters, Jamie (Gary Miller) and Lucy (Lynne Frederick), meet up with a pair of ghosts, Sara (Rosalyn Landor) and Georgie (Marc Granger), two children who were killed in the fire at the mansion one hundred years ago.
When a prehistoric horse is captured a group of adventurers decide to travel to it's home in Mexico's Forbidden Valley in search of other specimens for their circus. They brave a host of winged and fanged monsters to find and snare a living dinosaur a savage killer. They soon have it on display but when the beast escapes from its cage to wreak bloody revenge on its captors the scene is set for a fiery showdown!
The complete collection of the cult TV series featuring John Barry's classic theme tune. Episodes Comprise: 1. Overture 2. Angie Angie 3. Five Miles To Midnight 4. The Gold Napoleon 5. Take Seven Greensleeves 6. Powerswitch 7. The Time And The Place 8. Someone Like Me 9. Anyone Can Play 10. The Old The New And The Deadly 11. Chain Of Events 12. That's Me 13. The Long Goodbye 14. The Man In The Middle 15. Element Of Risk 16. A Home Of Ones Own 17. Nuisance Value 18. The Morning After 19. Read And Destroy 20. A Death In The Family 21. The Ozerov Inheritance 22. To The Death Baby 23. Someone Waiting
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