Set in Singapore in the early 1950s, this impressive adaptation of Leslie Thomas' best-selling, scandalous novel centres on a group of naÃ¯ve, young British Army recruits billeted to Malaya who have no experience of either love or war. Both affectionate and affecting in its look at young men in wartime, the film has a wonderful cast which includes Lynn Redgrave (Georgy Girl, The National Health), Hywel Bennett (The Family Way, Twisted Nerve) and Nigel Davenport (The Third Secret, The Mind of Mr. Soames), along with early appearances from Christopher Timothy, Wayne Sleep, James Cosmo and a young David Bowie. Genuine and heartfelt, The Virgin Soldiers is an insightful and hugely underrated British comic drama. INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio The Virgin Actors (2019, 29 mins): Roy Holder and Christopher Timothy recall their experiences on location Some Confidence (2019, 8 mins): writer Ian La Frenais discusses his contributions to the screenplay 16mm Location Footage (1967, 14 mins): rare and previously unseen material shot during location scouting Operation Malaya (1953, 67 mins): David MacDonald s acclaimed feature-length docudrama on the Malayan Emergency Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography Isolated music & effects track New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 36-page booklet with a new essay by author Scott Harrison, Leslie Thomas on The Virgin Soldiers, archival profiles of Lynn Redgrave and Tsai Chin, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Anthony Nield on Operation Malaya, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
Spider is a man with a fragile grip on reality. He is released from psychiatric care into a boarding house near where he grew up and in an attempt to reconstruct his tortured past he returns to his childhood haunts.
He was smart, handsome and single. When her biological clock was running out, he was... the next best thing
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
Fine casting, genuinely special effects and a keen combination of whimsy and danger make this Peter Pan the one to beat among all previous adaptations of JM Barrie's classic children's fantasy. The technical advances of CGI make the magic of Barrie's tale come alive and the spectacular effects combined with luminous live action create an action-packed Neverland that's both believable and breathtakingly artificial, like a Maxfield Parrish landscape springing vividly to life before your eyes. More importantly, however, is the fact that director PJ Hogan (whose films include Muriel's Wedding and My Best Friend's Wedding) has taken care to develop a substantial, pre-adolescent affection between the boyish sprite Peter (Jeremy Sumpter) and resourceful London girl Wendy, played by Rachel Hurd-Wood in a marvellous screen debut. This emotional bond--and the mixed blessing of Peter's eternal childhood--is what gives Hogan's Peter Pan it's rich emotional subtext, added to an already bountiful adventure that's equal parts delightful and menacing, especially when the villainous pirate Captain Hook (Jason Isaacs, doubling as Wendy's father) threatens to spoil the fun. With a mischievously dazzling Tinker Bell (played by Swimming Pool's Ludivine Sagnier) and no expense spared on its lavish Australian production, this Peter Pan gets it entirely right by presenting childhood as fun and frightening, in all its wondrous joys and sorrows. --Jeff Shannon
One of the defining films of the 1960s, Silvio Narizzano's adaptation of Margaret Foster's 1965 novel stars Lynn Redgrave in an Oscar-nominated role as the put-upon teenager Georgy Parkin. Awkward and full of self-doubt, Georgy finds herself forever just outside of the Swinging Sixties' London life she craves. Marked by a wonderfully warm and appealing central performance from Redgrave, and with its superb supporting cast including Charlotte Rampling (Death in Venice, The Night Porter), Alan Bates (A Kind of Loving, Women in Love) and the great James Mason (The Reckless Moment, Age of Consent, The Deadly Affair), Georgy Girl captures the spirit of the era and boasts one of the all-time great film theme tunes. Extras: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with Diabolique magazine's editor-in-chief Kat Ellinger The Guardian Interview with Charlotte Rampling (2001, 59 mins): an archival audio recording of a career-spanning interview conducted by Christopher Cook at London's National Film Theatre The Tempo of the Time (2018, 8 mins): a new interview with author, playwright and co-screenwriter Peter Nichols A Wonderful Sense of Freedom (2018, 29 mins): editor John Bloom discusses his work on the film Georgy's Geography (2018, 4 mins): a new interview with art director Tony Woollard Going for a Song (2018, 5 mins): lyricist Jim Dale and editor John Bloom reveal the origins of Georgy Girl's famous theme song Original radio spot Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing
British intelligence officer is sent to investigate an anonymous letter sent to the foreign secretary accusing a key officer of communist affiliation. When the officer commits suicide the investigator suspects murder and presses his inquiry. The culprit is finally exposed in a surprise climax.
Ian McKellen delivers a riveting, award-winning performance as Hollywood horror director James Whale.
Available for the first time on DVD! The wildest thing to hit the world since the mini-skirt! Lynn Redgrave stars as the homely girl who takes on the role of mother to her beautiful roommate's unwanted baby. With her father's employer trying to take her on as a mistress and her roommate's husband taking her on as an easy lover Redgrave's Georgy navigates the narrows between prostitution and purity as she tries to hang on to the baby she has grown to love...
In Dublin, two shop assistants share a room. One, Kate (Rita Tushingham), is a quiet, rather naÃ¯ve young woman, while the other, Baba (Lynn Redgrave), is vivacious and ebullient with an eye for the boys. But when the two befriend a quiet, middle-aged writer (Peter Finch, Network, he makes a beeline for the shy, and lonely Kate. A bittersweet story of an extraordinary romance. Beautifully scripted by Edna O'Brien from her own best-selling novel, and brilliantly directed by regular Woodfall collaborator Desmond Davies. This film went on to win a Golden Globe whilst both Tushingham, and Redgrave (for only her second credited performance) were nominated for BAFTAs. Special features: Presented in High Definition Rita Tushingham on Girl With Green Eyes (2018, 7 mins): the actor recalls her time on the film Film Poetry: Desmond Davis (2018, 24 mins): director Desmond Davis discusses his career, including his work on Woodfall Food For a Blluuusssshhhhh (1959, 31 mins): surrealist-influenced student film by Free Cinema pioneer Elizabeth Russell The Peaches (1964, 16 mins): coming-of-age fantasy by Walter Lassally Illustrated booklet with new writing by Melanie Williams and Michael Brooke, plus full film credits
Based on the Best-Selling Children’s Classic Books. Eloise comes to animated life in these delightful and hilarious adventures of The Plaza’s most famous six-year old. Imagination runs wild and being bored is never allowed in this long-awaited adventure featuring the talented voices of Lynn Redgrave as Nanny and Tim Curry as Mr. Salamone! Me Eloise: Eloise’s excitement surrounding her impending 6th birthday celebration is derailed by the arrival at the Plaza of a Japanese family and their world-famous 8-year-old daughter. Will Eloise’s mischievous ways jeopardize her new friend Yuko’s performance at Carnegie Hall and create chaos around her own birthday celebration? Little Miss Christmas: Eloise plans a multicultural holiday extravaganza at the Plaza but her surprise - an appearance by Santa Claus - may not occur according to plan. Eloise Goes To School: Eloise is ready to begin attending regular school. While she believes she is ready is the school ready for her? Eloise In Hollywood: Eloise makes a trip to Hollywood with visions of becoming a movie star. She will quickly discover stardom is not all it’s cracked up to be and Tinseltown is not as bright as she has dreamed. Eloise’s Rawther Unusual Halloween: When a developer is interested in buying the Plaza strange happenings begin to occur. A ghostly presence begins to make itself known - or does it? Eloise In Springtime: Springtime has arrived in New York City and love is in the air. But so is jealousy as Eloise learns a lesson about the true meaning of love and friendship.
The Virgin Soldiers is a bawdy look at life in Britain's conscript army of the 50s, and how their 'virgin soldiers' spent two years defending King and country. Take Private Brigg (Hywel Bennett), for example, when he's not filling in forms or engaging the Malaysian bandits, he's out on manoeuvers with a Chinese dance-hall girl named Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). She is supposed to be a lady of easy virtue but, to Brigg's delight, she proves to be a lady of no virtue at all. Brigg also sets out on t...
Based on the famous fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm in this adaptation Delta Burke plays the evil stepmother who sends Hansel and Gretel (Jacob Smith and Taylor Momsen) into the forest hoping they'll get lost. There they meet the Sandman (Howie Mandel) who introduces them to a string of new adventures. Featuring the voices of Sinbad and Bobcat Goldthwait this enchanting production boasts stunning production design and make-up.
Set in Shanghai in the late 1930s, this is the story of the relationship between a disillusioned former US diplomat and a refugee White Russian countess.
J.M. Barrie's classic children's tale is brought to the big screen for the first time in a visually stunning, live-action spectacle.
Set in 1972 this new comedy tells of the friendship that develops between twelve-year-old Meena and her new neighbour, the fourteen-year-old outrageous Anita.
It Will Live In Your Heart Forever Let your dreams take flight with the film that taught us to believe Walt Disney's Original Classic Peter Pan. Bursting with fantasy adventure memorable characters music and pixie dust Peter Pan soars to new heights. Fantastic adventures await Wendy and her brothers when Peter Pan the hero of their stories whisks them away to the magical world of Never Land. After following Peter and his feisty sidekick Tinker Bell past the "second star to the right and straight on till morning " - they explore the island and Peter's secret hideout with the rambunctious Lost Boys and leap into high-flying battles with swashbuckling pirates and the infamous Captain Hook!
Beautifully animated and featuring an all-star cast voiced by Christopher Plummer the late Lynn Redgrave and Isabella Rossellini My Dog Tulip is a touching bittersweet adaptation of the late British author J. R. Ackerley's enduring memoir exploring the 16-year relationship with his adopted Alsatian bitch Tulip. A profound and subtle mediation on the strangeness that lies at the heart of all relationships My Dog Tulip was written and directed by the award-winning filmmakers Paul and Sandra Fierlinger.
A collection of vignettes, loosely based on the book by Dr. David Rueben, written and directed by Woody Allen, Everything contains some very funny moments. It's easy to forget that the cerebral Allen excelled at the type of broad, Catskill, dirty jokes and visual gags that run amok here. It's also remarkable how dirty this 1972 movie really was--bestiality, exposure, perversion and S&M get their moments to shine. The Woody Allen here, who appears in many of the sketches, is a portent of the seedy old Allen of Deconstructing Harry. Although the final bit, which takes place inside a man's body during a very hot date, is hilarious, most of Everything feels like the screen adaptation of a 70's bathroom joke book. Still, a must for Allen fans. --Keith Simanton
Available for the first time on DVD! The Virgin Soldiers is a bawdy look at life in Britain's conscript army of the 50s and how their ""virgin soldiers"" spent two years defending King and country. Take Private Brigg (Hywel Bennett) for example when he's not filling in forms or engaging the Malaysian bandits he's out on manoeuvers with a Chinese dance-hall girl named Juicy Lucy (Tsai Chin). She is supposed to be a lady of easy virtue but to Brigg's delight she proves to be a lady
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