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Enter a spectacular world of whimsy fun and fantasy in this acclaimed visual extravaganza. Leslie Zevo is a fun-loving adult who must save his late father's toy factory from his evil uncle a war-loving general who builds weapons disguised as toys. Aided by his sister and girlfriend Leslie sets out to thwart his uncle and restore joy and innocence to their special world.
Ioan Gruffudd stars as anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce in this lavish biopic.
Perfect Strangers, Stephen Poliakoff's TV drama, depicts an upper-class English family where distrust, dysfunction and despair are guests at the party. "As you know, in all families, things happen", says the cool Lindsay Duncan. That's the premise: things happen, some of them nasty. The family, once "mini-Rothchilds" and still "drowning in money", are gathered together in an opulent hotel for a grand reunion; the only thing wrong with the idea is that many of them are perfect strangers and the event begins to look more like a conference than an event with heart. Into the blend of well-heeled guests comes the Hillingdon contingent led by Raymond (Michael Gambon), the black ram of the family. His son, Daniel, is a surveyor and true to his profession sets about assessing the fault lines running through the family. Underlying it all is a sense of unease so that even pleasantries come across as deeply unpleasant. Raymond warns us that: "Everybody always lies". Drama arises from the emergence of truth and buried bits of the past, as old photographs are screened to family members provoking curiosity about what lies behind the images. Scratch a surface and everywhere there's pain and mystery. Filmed in lavish London settings where everything is clean and sleek, Perfect Strangers makes for slick visual entertainment. Although the dialogue is stilted and at times surreal, the music by Adrian Johnston cannot be faulted. --Joan Byrne
Matt Smith and Karen Gillen make their triumphant return as the Doctor and his companion in an all-new series of Doctor Who coming to DVD and Blu-ray in 2011. This release combines the two halves of series six with the 2010 Christmas Special plus hours of bonus material to make a spectacular collectible that no fan will want to miss! The new series includes the first ever episodes shot in the US and promises new thrills, new monsters, and new adventures which will leave fans pinned to the edge of their seats. A Christmas Carol, The Impossible Astronaut, Day Of The Moon, The Curse Of The Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh, The Almost People, A Good Man Goes To War, Let's Kill Hitler, Night Terrors, The Girl Who Waited, The God Complex, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song. SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE: 5 X 'Night And The Doctor' Additional Scenes 2 X 'Comic Relief' Sketches Commentaries 4 X 'The Monster Files' 4 X Prequels Trailers 14 X 'Doctor Who Confidential' Cut- Downs 'Doctor Who Confidential: A Nights' Tale'
One of the most important novels of the 20th Century is brought back to life in this lush period drama.
Calvin Lockhart (A Dandy in Aspic) and Marlene Clark (Ganja & Hess) have invited a disparate group of guests, including Peter Cushing (Corruption), Michael Gambon (The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover) and Charles Gray (The Legacy), to their mansion in the English countryside. He believes one of them is a werewolf and before the weekend is out, he'll find out who! The last of Amicus' famed horror productions, The Beast Must Die combines the country-house whodunnit with the werewolf movie with a dash of blaxploitation. Features: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with director Paul Annett with writer Jonathan Sothcott (2003) Interview with Max J Rosenberg (2000): archival audio recording of the famed producer in conversation with Sothcott The BEHP Interview with Jack Hildyard (1988): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the Oscar-winning cinematography in conversation with Alan Lawson The BEHP Interview with Peter Tanner Part Two, 19391987 (1987): an archival audio recording, made as part of the British Entertainment History Project, featuring the acclaimed editor in conversation with Roy Fowler and Taffy Haines Introduction by Stephen Laws (2020): appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Directing the Beast (2003): archival interview with Annett Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation Image gallery: publicity and promotional material Original theatrical trailer Kim Newman and David Flint trailer commentary (2017): short critical appreciation New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Young, an archival article on Amicus Productions, a look at the James Blish short story which inspired the film's screenplay, an extract from the pressbook profiling actor Calvin Lockhart, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
Two-time Academy Award-winner Meryl Streep stars in this beautifully crafted ensemble drama from director Pat O'Connor (Circle Of Friends) adapted from the internationally acclaimed play by Brian Friel. Rural Ireland 1936. It's a pivotal time for the five unmarried Mundy sisters. Europe is on the brink of war their small village is on the verge of incredible change and the sisters have troubles of their own. The head of the household is the imperious eldest sister Kate (Streep) barely holding the family together with income from her teaching job. Her sisters saintly caretaker Agnes (Brid Brennan); the simple-minded Rose (Sophie Thompson); earthy Maggie (Kathy Burke) and the romantic Christina (Catherine McCormack) all do piecework and odd jobs to support themselves and Christina's beloved illegitimate young son Michael. Into their lives come two men who threaten to disrupt this delicate family union: Michael's errant father Gerry (Rhys Ifans) and the sisters...brother (Michael Gambon) a mentally unbalanced priest returning from decades of missionary work in remote Africa. Despite their hardships the sisters are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts. Dancing At Lughnasa is a poignant drama featuring brilliant ensemble acting gorgeous photography and music by Grammy Award-winning composer Bill Whelan (Riverdance).
When the Cold War ends the British Secret Service decides it no longer has a use for top agent Harry Palmer. There are others however who still have a need for a man of Harry Palmer's skills. He is promptly approached by Alex a Russian businessman. In St. Petersburg Alex tells Harry of his plan for Russia's future which is threatened because a deadly bio-chemical weapon called the Red Death has been stolen from him. Alex is prepared to pay Harry handsomely to locate and recover the renegade weapon. An ex-spy friend tips Harry off that the weapon is being sent to Beijing by train aboard which we begin to learn just whose side everyone is really on...
"Fantastic Mr. Fox" is visionary director Wes Anderson's first animated film, telling the cherished story of Roald Dahl's intrepid, fantastic Mr. Fox. Featuring the voices of George Clooney and Meryl Streep.
The rebellion begins! Lord Voldemort has returned, but the Ministry of Magic is doing everything it can to keep the wizarding world from knowing the truth including appointing Ministry official Dolores Umbridge as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts professor at Hogwarts. When Umbridge refuses to teach practical defensive magic, Ron and Hermione convince Harry to secretly train a select group of students for the wizarding war that lies ahead. A terrifying showdown between good and evil awaits in this enthralling film version of the fifth novel in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Prepare for battle!
YEAR 1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stoneâ¢: The magical adventure begins when Harry Potter is invited to attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. YEAR 2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsâ¢: Cars fly, trees attack and a mysterious house-elf warns Harry of great danger as he returns for his second year. YEAR 3 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanâ¢: Harry must confront soul-sucking Dementors, outsmart a werewolf and learn the truth about the escaped prisoner of Azkaban Sirius Black. YEAR 4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fireâ¢: Harry must overcome a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. YEAR 5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixâ¢: When few believe that Lord Voldemort has returned, Harry must secretly train his friends for the wizarding war ahead. YEAR 6 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Princeâ¢: As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both Muggle and wizarding worlds, Harry and Dumbledore work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses. YEAR 7 Part 1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ¢: Harry, Ron and Hermione set out to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort's power the Horcruxes. The three must rely on one another more than ever...but Dark Forces threaten to tear them apart. YEAR 7 Part 2 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsâ¢ Part 2: In the epic finale, the battle between the good and evil forces of the wizarding world escalates into an all-out war. The stakes have never been higher and no one is safe. But it is Harry who may be called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice as he draws closer to the climactic showdown with Lord Voldemort. It all ends here. Includes the complete 8-Part Documentary Series Creating the World of Harry Potter'. Fantastic Beasts Something mysterious is leaving a path of destruction in the streets of 1926 New York, threatening to expose the wizarding community. Newt Scamander arrives in the city nearing the end of a global excursion to research and rescue magical creatures. When unsuspecting No-Maj Jacob Kowalski inadvertently lets some of Newt's beasts loose, a band of unlikely heroes must recover the missing beasts before they come to harm, but their mission puts them on a collision course with Dark forces. Extras: Fantastic Beasts - Over an Hour of Expansive, Multipart Featurettes - Meet the fantastic characters and beasts and learn their stories, then immerse yourself in MACUSA, Newt's case and more of the film's locations. Harry Potter: A New Era of Magic Begins! - Deleted Scenes
Fortitude is a place like nowhere else. Although surrounded by the savage beauty of the Arctic landscape Fortitude is one of the safest towns on Earth. There has never been a violent crime here. Until now. In such a close-knit community a murder touches everyone and the unsettling mysterious horror of this crime threatens the future of the town itself.
Denzel Washington stars as the wandering Eli - a man guarding a book that may prove the redemption of a post-nuclear wasteland in "The Book of Eli".
As Lord Voldemort tightens his grip on both the Muggle and wizarding worlds, Hogwarts is no longer a safe haven. Harry suspects perils may even lie within the castle, but Dumbledore is more intent upon preparing him for the final battle fast approaching. Together they work to find the key to unlock Voldemort's defenses and to this end, Dumbledore recruits his old friend and colleague Horace Slughorn, whom he believes holds crucial information. Even as the decisive showdown looms, romance blossoms for Harry, Ron, Hermione and their classmates. Love is in the air, but danger lies ahead and Hogwarts may never be the same again.
Booyaka! Follow TV superstar Ali G's meteoric rise from The Staines Massive to the House of Commons in "Ali G InDaHouse." Combining political satire and international intrigue with boning, caning and gangsta tings, dis film iz wikkid!
Peter Greenaway directs this culinary tale of passion and revenge. An arrogant gangster (Michael Gambon) invests in a popular French restaurant, which he begins to frequent with his wife (Helen Mirren) and a band of crooks. He delights in humiliating his spouse, and, when she begins an affair with another patron (Alan Howard), the restaurant's cook (Richard Bohringer) tries to protect them from her husband's wrath.
Queen Victoria strikes up an an unlikely friendship with a young Indian clerk named Abdul Karim. Click Images to Enlarge
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