A half-blind ex-prizefighter and millionaire team up to take an undersized horse called Seabiscuit to the big time in this movie based on a true story.
The film that established Terry Gilliam as more than just Monty Python’s resident animator this delightfully inventive children’s fantasy is about young Kevin (Craig Warnock) who finds himself travelling through holes in the space-time continuum in the company of half a dozen fractious dwarfs. Along the way he encounters Agamemnon (Sean Connery) Robin Hood (John Cleese) Napoleon (Ian Holm) and winds up as a passenger on the Titanic although not necessarily in that order. But is this just random entertainment laid on for history fan Kevin’s benefit or part of a wider struggle between the forces of good (Ralph Richardson) and evil (David Warner)? At the time this was a rare example of a small-budget British film successfully taking on American blockbusters. Now it's a much-loved fantasy classic bursting with inspired images and ideas: Gilliam and co-writer Michael Palin (who also appears) are clearly enjoying themselves as much as their audience. Special Features: Brand new 2k-resolution restoration of the film from the original camera negative approved by director and co-writer Terry Gilliam Original uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio options Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Chasing Time Bandits: A new interview with Terry Gilliam Writing the Film that Dares Not Speak its Name: A new interview in which Michael Palin discusses co-writing and acting in Time Bandits The Effects of Time Bandits: A new interview in which Kent Houston founder of the Peerless Camera Company discusses Time Bandits’ optical effects Playing Evil: A new featurette in which actor David Warner remembers producer George Harrison and playing Evil in Time Bandits The Costumes of Time Bandits: A new interview with costume designer James Acheson The Look of Time Bandits: A new interview with production designer Milly Burns From Script to Screen – A new animated featurette in which Milly Burns takes us through her production notebooks locations photographs and storyboards revealing how twentieth century Morocco was transformed into Ancient Greece Original Trailer Restoration Demonstration Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic James Oliver “An extraordinarily inventive fantasy” - Time Out
The powerful story of salesgirl Mary Hilton (Diana Dors) who, after being convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, spends her final weeks in a condemned cell remembering the events that led to her crime. She met and fell hopelessly in love with impoverished musician Jim Lancaster (Michael Craig), and left her neglectful husband for him, only to find his attraction to her deflected by his involvement with rich socialite Lucy Carpenter (Mercia Shaw). When Jim's relationship with Lucy takes a tragic turn, Mary is heartbroken and snaps - transforming her love for him into a murderous hatred for her rival. Alone, imprisoned and desperately afraid; as each day the end grows closer and she attempts to settle matters with her family as she awaits her final sentencing, or a possible reprieve. Extras: New: Interview with Michael Craig New: Interview with Melanie Williams, film historian and author Film Fanfare - no 19 - Diana Dors interview(1956) Film Fanfare - no 12 - Yield to the Night Premiere (1957) Behind the Scenes stills gallery
War drama starring Richard Attenborough, John Gregson and Michael Craig. Captain Williams (Gregson) is a martinet mine expert who undertakes to whip the hitherto lackadaisacal British Long Range Desert Group patrol into shape. This brings him into conflict with patrol leader Captain Cotton (Craig), but earns him the respect of hard-bitten trooper Brody (Attenborough). The wisdom of Williams' no-nonsense approach is demonstrated when the patrol is besieged by the highly-disciplined members of the German Afrika Korps.
A vicious gang of crooks plan to steal the wages of a local factory but their carefully laid plans go wrong...
From director Cy Endfield (Zulu) and special effects legend Ray Harryhausen (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Jason and the Argonauts), and starring Herbert Lom (A Shot in the Dark) as Captain Nemo, Mysterious Island is an enchanting Jules Verne adaptation, taking audiences from the top of the sky to the bottom of the sea. Extras Indicator Standard Edition Special Features: 2K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Alternative 5.1 surround sound track Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen and film historian Tony Dalton Audio commentary with film experts Randall William Cook, C Courtney Joyner and Steven C Smith Introduction by Ray Harryhausen (2002, 1 min) Ray Harryhausen on Mysterious Island' (2002, 9 mins) Michael Craig on Mysterious Island' (2017, 4 mins): the actor shares his memories of working on the film Ray Andrew on Mysterious Island' (2017, 3 mins): the original clapper loader recalls his time working with Harryhausen Kim Newman on Mysterious Island' (2017, 21 mins): a new appreciation by the author and genre-film expert Mysterious Magic (2017, 10 mins): renowned visual effects animator Hal Hickel discusses the influence of Harryhausen Islands of Mystery (1964, 6 mins): vintage documentary exploring the film and its connections to the history of real islands Super 8 version (19 mins): original cut-down home cinema presentation Isolated score: experience Bernard Herrmann's original soundtrack music Back to Mysterious Island: pages from the comic book inspired by the film Original trailers and TV spots Image gallery: an extensive collection of promotional stills, lobby cards and poster designs New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard of-hearing
Senior year. A time to grow up to forget to forgive to dream to learn to love all over again. People come together... except Dan consumed by anger as he tracks down whoever started the fire that almost took his life. Tree Hill is rocked by powerful new events-the good the bad and the catastrophic. The good: Haley fights to save her marriage Peyton comes to terms with her birth mother Brooke creates a hot clothing line and Keith comes home. The bad: Dan gets a rival for worst person in Tree Hill-a conniving redhead named Rachel the new girl at school. The catastrophic: Tragedy strikes Tree Hill High and suddenly who wins the cheerleading tournament or basketball championship seems insignificant compared to who lives. And who doesn't. The complete third season of One Tree Hill. Episodes Comprise: 1. Like You Like An Arsonist 2. From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea 3. First Day On A Brand New Planet 4. An Attempt To Tip The Scales 5. A Multitude Of Casualties 6. Locked Hearts And Hand Grenades 7. Champagne For My Real Friends Real Pain For My Sham Friends 8. The Worst Day Since Yesterday 9. How A Resurrection Really Feels 10. Brave New World 11. Return To The Future 12. I've Got Dreams To Remember 13. The Wind That Blew My Heart Away 14. All Tomorrow's Parties 15. Just Watch The Fireworks 16. With Tired Eyes Tired Minds Tired Souls We Slept 17. Who Will Survive And What Will Be Left Of Them 18. When It Isn't Like It Should Be 19. I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Bay And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me 20. Everyday Is A Sunday Evening 21. Over The Hills And Far Away 22. The Show Must Go On
Straight from the pages of Peter O'Donnell's newspaper comic strip Monica Vitti is Modesty Blaise - the world's deadliest female agent.
Aviation designer Jack Hopkins is notably absent from his creation's latest test flight. He is, in fact, many miles away indulging his greatest passion: an old showman's traction engine called The Iron Maiden! Jack has his heart set on entering the prestigious Annual Steam Rally at Woburn Abbey, but hadn't reckoned on some fierce and devious opposition!Michael Craig is the engineering genius whose hobby spells trouble for boss Cecil Parker, with Alan Hale Jr. as the tycoon who eventually comes to share his passion in this stellar comedy from Carry On's Gerald Thomas. The Iron Maiden is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio.SPECIAL FEATURES:UK and foreign trailer materialAlternative US titles (mute)Image galleryPromotional material PDFs
It must be love but it's definitely exhausting. Scott Warden A middle-aged American writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with sixteen-year old Twinky. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple gets married and moves to America the trouble (and fun) really begins...
Fear can visit us in many forms - perhaps most disturbingly when it stalks us in familiar or cherished surroundings; a suburban house, an idyllic country retreat, or a sunlit Mediterranean holiday villa. Equally, it can haunt us in the shape of a menacing stranger, or gather in the shadows of our own imagination. This volume collects eleven plays in which every character has one thing in common: each has someone, or something, to fear. Shadows of Fear is a suspense anthology with a chilling Hitchcockian touch, featuring some of Britain's most renowned stage and TV performers, including Sheila Hancock, Ronald Hines, Victor Maddern, Edward Fox, Annette Crosbie, Gemma Jones and George Cole. The unsettlingly creepy scripts are provided by Public Eye creator Roger Marshall and award-winning writers Richard Harris, Jeremy Paul and Hugh Leonard, among others.
BOTTOMS UP! Chiselbury School, according to the prospectus, is an academy 'for the sons of gentlefolk'. Regardless of what the prospectus says, however, the boys are very far from being gentlemen; they are an undisciplined rabble! DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK Bill Ferguson's troubles begin when he gives a house key to each of the glamorous girls he meets on a continental holiday all of whom turn up at his flat just as he is about to marry his British fiancÃ©e! SHE'LL HAVE TO GO When Francis and Douglas Oberon learn that their late grandmother has bequeathed the family fortune to distant cousin Toni, they immediately start plotting to get their hands on the money either by murder... or marriage! THE IRON MAIDEN Aviation designer Jack Hopkins' greatest passion is an old showman's traction engine called The Iron Maiden. Jack has his heart set on entering the prestigious Annual Steam Rally at Woburn Abbey, but hadn't reckoned on some fierce and devious opposition!
Notable neither for its director nor its stars, Mysterious Island has been given the widescreen DVD treatment rather because of its special-effects man, the legendary Ray Harryhausen. And though his input here is minimal compared with other movies, his stop-motion contributions add zest to a cracking good yarn. A gang of American Civil War soldiers hijack a hot-air balloon and escape from the frying-pan of a military prison to the fire of a deserted tropical island. When a couple of English girls are washed ashore and a legendary nautical figure resurfaces, the scene is set for a ripping survival adventure, taking in weighty theories of political democracy, equality and cowardice, and still managing to add a healthy dollop of stirring music, dodgy accents, old-fashioned sexism, pirates, giant bees, a giant crab and a fearsome, err, giant chicken. Harryhausen's eighth feature contains all the elements that make his movies great, and the pacey script, based on the Jules Verne novel, has you gripped from the off. One of his more modern-feeling early films, the colour film stock, the exotic settings and wider stable of stars (black and English actors feature alongside a pre-Clouseau Herbert Lom) move it forward an era from his dated black-and-white schlock-fests. Gripping, erudite and easily on a par with the more well-known Sinbad and Argonauts movies, this is one to be marooned with. On the DVD: Mysterious Island's colour picture is bright, clean and crisp in this anamorphic 1.85:1 widescreen transfer, and the Dolby digital mono soundtrack is clear enough. The theatrical trailer will please the kitsch fans, as will the featurette "This Is Dynamation" produced at the same time as the first Sinbad movie. The real corker here though is the generously lengthy documentary "The Harryhausen Chronicles". Narrated by Leonard Nimoy, it features a stellar cast of devotees (George Lucas among them) waxing lyrical about the influence of Harryhausen's films, and allows the man himself to ramble fascinatingly over clips of his filmic canon. If you're a fan, it's Harryhausen heaven. --Paul Eisinger
One Tree Hill: Season 1 marks the beginning of a genuinely engrossing series that maintains, for a long while, an unusual focus on a single, powerful conflict defining the destinies of two characters. Adolescent half-brothers Lucas (Chad Michael Murray) and Nathan (James Lafferty) Scott have lived parallel lives in One Tree, North Carolina. They share a common father, Dan Scott (Paul Johansson), who has disregarded the existence of Lucas, his son by a one-time flame, Karen (Moira Kelly), whom he dumped years before to accept a basketball scholarship to college. While neglecting Lucas, Dan--whose hoop dreams never materialized--has spent his time almost perversely micro-managing every one of Nathan's moves on and off the court at his old high school, where the lad is currently an arrogant superstar under gruff-but-wise coach Whitey Durham (Barry Corbin). Nathan (whose mother is separated from Dan) is a child of privilege and has been raised to disregard teamwork, compromise, or the feelings of others. He regards Lucas, a basketball sensation on neighborhood playgrounds, as trash, and his own girlfriend, Peyton (Hilarie Burton), as a pretty bauble he can abuse and dismiss at will. Still, he's sympathetic; one can see glimpses of the human being struggling to emerge from under Dan's control. Meanwhile, Lucas helps Karen run her café, hangs out with platonic best friend Haley (Bethany Joy Lenz), and pines for Peyton (herself a punky misfit at heart). He also turns to surrogate dad Keith Scott (Craig Sheffer)--actually his uncle and Dan's older brother--for support, and sees himself as a perpetual and doomed outsider in One Tree. All that changes when Whitey invites Lucas to join the b-ball team that Nathan dominates, a move that challenges the status quo of multiple relationships in a small community. For about a third of its episodes, this series from creator Mark Schwahn (who wrote the hit film Coach Carter) stays true to the suspense surrounding Lucas's and Nathan's changes in fortune. Then a bit of padding follows to the end of the season; there are 22 episodes to fill out, after all. But even as various distractions (a kidnapping subplot, a car accident and coma for a major character) and random events creep in (Dan, rather incredibly, takes over the team from Whitey at one point, thus coaching both his sons), One Tree Hill remains highly watchable. The writing is shaped well and organic, while performances are consistently excellent. (It's especially good to see Sheffer, perhaps best known for A River Runs Through It, again.) --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com
Spain 1809 - Colonel Sir Henry Simmerson arrives with his new regiment the South Essex and Wellesley decides to keep in Simmerson's good graces by arranging for the South Essex to blow up the bridge at Valdelacasa. Aware that Simmerson is incompetent Wellesley orders Sgt Richard Sharpe to see that the mission is a success in exchange for a promotion to captain. Simmerson is infuriated to learn that Sharpe is not a gentleman and was raised from the ranks by Wellesley. In revenge he orders Sharpe to train his men to fire three rounds a minute by nightfall or they will be flogged as punishment for failure. Sharpe and Harper manage to succeed but only manage to infuriate Simmerson even more. The following day Simmerson orders Capt Lennox to lead the South Essex across the bridge in the attempt to chase away a small French patrol. However an ambush by the French cavalry brings on a rescue attempt with Sharpe in control...will this mean a promotion and even more enemies?
First individual DVD release! Basil Dearden's ground-breaking tale starring Nigel Patrick and Michael Craig portraying two Scotland Yard detectives who are investigating the murder of a young black woman who had been passing for white. As timely a topic today as when made in an England rampant with racial prejudice in the 1950s, it stays just this side of an in-depth indictment of racism and bigotry as the detectives investigate the vast array of suspects - everyone from the girl's white boyfriend and his parents who feared that the association would destroy his career to the boys that the girl had spurned when she was accepted by white society. Winner of BAFTA for Best British Film 1960.
Fathers and sons. Husbands and wives. Lovers and liars. What a difference a school year makes. At first half-brothers Nathan and Lucas Scott were bitter rivals on and off the basketball court. Now they bond as brothers. But there's drama trauma devotion betrayal twists and turns to come. To protect those he loves Lucas moves in with Dan. Brooke and Peyton mend their friendship - and beginia year of romantic turmoil for both. Nathan and Haley's marriage frays. Newcomers t
Julie Andrews stars as stage legend Gertrude Lawrence a glamorous flamboyant and charismatic personality - a woman who is both 'maddening and infuriating' and 'probably the most beautiful and entrancing creature ever to walk onto a stage.' Robert Wise's lavish musical recalls the golden age of musical theatre from 1912 to 1940. Lawrence rises from irrepressible chorus girl in the music halls to become the toast of two continents. Her lifelong friend Noel Coward (Daniel Massey) pr
Combining action and romance amid the excitement and danger of an African National Park Nor the Moon by Night features Prisoner icon Patrick McGoohan opposite actor/scriptwriter Michael Craig and in a typically sensuous performance tragically short-lived British actress Belinda Lee. Featuring sumptuous cinematography by Harry Waxman the film was shot amid the splendour of South Africas Kruger National Park – one of the country's largest game reserves. Directed by Oscar nominee Ken Annakin it is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. When Alice Lang flies out to Kenya to marry gamekeeper Andrew Miller she is met by his brother Rusty who is initially opposed to the marriage. The two become attracted to each other but when Andrew is attacked by a lion Alice nurses him back to health. Now torn between affection and duty she must decide which path to follow... Features: Image Gallery Alternative Titles
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