Billy: life has changed since school but has Billy noticed? Wendy: respectable hardworking and a virgin. Daddy says ""marry a nice boy"" but she has other ideas! Alec: success wealth and a wife. He knows what he wants but can he have it? Kevin: what's his secret? Scared of Women? Gay? Or is it something that'll really shock his best friend? Jules: life is one high-powered party. Sex drugs and really pushing life to the limit. Leslie: she loves her work and she loves her boyfriend...
Much better than your average cop-and-dog movie (such as K-9), Turner and Hooch is really a love story about a control freak (Tom Hanks) who gradually resigns to the messy chaos of a sweet hulk of a pooch named Hooch. The excuse for this relationship is that the dog can identify a murderer and Hanks needs him, but the film is really about such hilarious moments as Hanks bathing Hooch with a long brush, and a wild chase through the streets when the sharp-eyed mutt spots his suspect. Layered over this is a healthy love story between Hanks and animal vet Mare Winningham, who share a terribly sexy scene together--while fully clothed--doing no more than making breakfast. (Hanks directed this scene, though Roger Spottiswoode directed the rest of the movie.) --Tom Keogh
When Harry (Anthony Edwards, Zodiac, ER) meets Julie (Mare Winningham, Turner & Hooch) at the La Brea Tar Pits, it s love at first sight. But when Harry s alarm clock fails to go off, he misses their scheduled date by several hours. Alone on a street corner at four in the morning, he answers a ringing pay phone and picks up a garbled message that all-out nuclear war is set to begin in an hour s time. With the clock ticking and the city spiralling into chaos, can Harry somehow track down Julie and get them both to safety before Armageddon? In 1983, American Film magazine called Miracle Mile one of the ten best unproduced screenplays, though Hollywood baulked at its idiosyncratic mix of black comedy, romance and nuclear holocaust. Years later, writer Steve De Jarnatt (Cherry 2000) bought back the rights to his own script and in 1988 made the film on his own terms. The result is a madcap end-of-the-world adventure like no other, as hilarious as it is disturbing, featuring scintillating views of nocturnal LA and a hypnotic score by Tangerine Dream. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original English stereo soundtrack (lossless on the Blu-ray Disc) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New video interview with writer/director Steve De Jarnatt Audio commentary by Steve De Jarnatt Audio commentary by Steve De Jarnatt, cinematographer Theo van de Sande and production designer Chris Horner Julie & Harry, an interview with actors Mare Winningham and Anthony Edwards Supporting cast and crew reunion featurette The Music of Tangerine Dream, an interview with co-composer Paul Haslinger Deleted scenes and outtakes Tarzana, a short film by Steve De Jarnatt Eat the Sun, a short film by Jim Cox Rubiaux Rising, a short story read by Steve De Jarnatt Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork TBC FIRST PRESSING ONLY: collector s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Tim Lucas
The gruesome murder of an 11-year-old boy in the Georgia woods leads a local detective into a disturbing search for the truth in this drama series based on Stephen King's bestselling novel.
The second most-watched mini-series (after Roots) of all time, The Thorn Birds was originally broadcast in 1983 and captivated viewers with its story of a lifelong conflict between the spirit and the flesh. Adapted from the bestselling novel by Colleen McCullough, the production stars Richard Chamberlain as a Catholic priest named Ralph de Bricassart, whose life in Australia between 1920 and 1962 is one long torment as he pines for his lover, Meggie Carson (Rachel Ward), while seeking advancement in his clergyman career. The passion and the guilt make for compelling drama, but a stellar cast of supporting players adds muscle to the proceedings: Barbara Stanwyck (who won an Emmy for her work as Meggie's tough grandmother), Jean Simmons, Richard Kiley, Christopher Plummer, Bryan Brown, and Mare Winningham. Chamberlain, who was something of the king of the miniseries form at the time, is very good in the lead, as is the often-underrated Ward. Their affair is indeed irresistible to watch, which proves to be true, too, of the story's thick weave of church politics, forbidden desire, social change over decades, and family secrets. --Tom Keogh
A decorated firefighter (Charlie Sheen) has his wife and son leave him because of his violent tendencies. Believing that the loving neighbour couple (Mare Winningham David Andrews) and their two children (Noah Fleiss Chelsea Russo) are to blame for them leaving by filling his wife's head with nonsense he sets out to discipline the family for their failings...
Kevin Costner is the big name in The War, but the film belongs squarely to Elijah Wood, who plays his son. The film deals with the children of a Vietnam veteran in 1970 Mississippi; as their dad (Costner) tries to cope with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in the war, the kids build a mammoth tree house in the woods--then must defend it against the local white-trash bullies. The film includes a particularly harrowing contest involving a swim across the reservoir of a decrepit water tower; still, director Jon Avnet can't avoid a certain "can't we all just get along" didactic message. That doesn't put a damper on the youthfully natural quality of the child actors, and Costner is actually quite winning as a sensitive, troubled soul. --Marshall Fine, Amazon.com
Dr. Nina Moss seems to have it all - a successful practise as a therapist and a close relationship with her teenage daughter Beth. But Beth's life is spiralling out of control trying to cope with the changes to her body and the pressure at school prove too much for her. Although she is intelligent and talented she soon begins to withdraw and Nina is unaware that her daughter is going through a life-threatening crisis. One day Beth collapses at school and the horrifying truth of wh
Dr. Nina Moss seems to have it all - a successful practise as a therapist and a close relationship with her teenage daughter, Beth. But Beth's life is spiralling out of control, trying to cope with the changes to her body, and the pressure at school prove too much for her. Although she is intelligent and talented, she soon begins to withdraw and Nina is unaware that her daughter is going through a life-threatening crisis. One day Beth collapses at school and the horrifying truth of what she i...
Single mother Theresa Johnson becomes homeless loses her job and tries to survive with her young daughter Hillary through charities and public shelters.
They say the camera never lies but the real danger is in who interprets the film. Imagine the scene: three children running around the house in their pyjamas happily bouncing on their beds without a care in the world. Their godmother captures these precious moments on film. You will be amazed by this shocking true story where the bizarre becomes reality and a loving mother is accused of pornography scrutinised by the courts the media and even her friends. Her nightmare continues
Women all over America are living through diabolical nightmares as time and again they share in the same hideous dream. Despite the fact that none of the women have ever met they all tell the same disturbing story! When an acclaimed psychiatrist Dr. Chase (Crenna) uses regressive hypnosis on some of his patients he discovers a strange common ground; similarities that cannot be put down to the power of the imagination or to the supernatural. He uncovers a sinister truth a truth that proves that alien life on earth could be a reality!
An emotional secret - with deadly consequences.Alison Lohman (Where The Truth Lies, Big Fish, White Oleander), one of the most gifted young acting talents to have emerged in recent years, gives a riveting performance as a teenage girl whose seemingly perfect life obscures a nightmare reality in Sharing The Secret. Graced with an intelligent and perceptive script and subtle, committed performances from its cast, this superb drama, which won a Peabody Award, deals with an emotional issue that afflicts many teenagers but which is one of the most difficult to bring out into the open.Beth Moss (Lohman) has a life that seems right in every detail. She has good looks, sharp intelligence, a comfortable home life and a loving relationship with her divorced parents - mother Nina (Mare Winningham, St Elmo's Fire, E.R.) and father John (Tim Matheson, The West Wing). But the one vital factor missing from Beth's life is control over her own wants and needs. She presents a veneer of happiness to please her parents, her school work is so good that her teachers accuse her of cheating, she despises her shallow friends and she will never be the great dancer she craves to be. To cope with this emotional wasteland, Beth turns her fear, rage and misery in on herself and becomes bulimic, binge-eating and purging herself. For years she keeps her condition a secret - until in one sensational revelation the secret comes to light with powerful emotional consequences for all concerned. But only by bringing her 'secret' out into the open and sharing it with those who can help her can Beth have any chance of both health and happiness.
God Bless the Child - Through circumstances beyond her control Theresa Johnson is forced into a life living rough on the streets with her young daughter Hilary. Outreach worker Calvin Reed advises Theresa that the only way to save Hilary is to place her with a foster family and Theresa must face the most heart-breaking and courageous decision of her life. Trail of Tears - Annie Cook and Cheryl Harris have nothing in common except that they have both fallen victim to the same horrible crime: their ex-husbands have abducted their children. United by tragedy they join forces to embark upon a desperate search to recover their most precious possessions and soon a very special supportive bond is forged between the two women as their hopes are raised dashed then raised again.
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