Wallace And Gromit: 4 Cracking Adventures
It's 'vege-mania' in Wallace and Gromit's first feature adventure.
Taste the Blood of Dracula is one of the best of Christopher Lee's Dracula series for Hammer. A group of businessmen who, out of sight of their families, like nothing more than to frequent brothels and generally behave in sensation-seeking ways, are persuaded by Dracula's servant (a splendidly manic Ralph Bates) that summoning up the orthodontically-challenged aristocrat would be the ultimate thrill. They warily agree, purchasing relics for the necessary ritual from a shifty dealer (Roy Kinnear--who else?), but panic halfway through the proceedings and decide to kick their initiator to death instead. Unfortunately, it's too late, and Dracula materialises as they make good their escape, swearing to avenge the murder of his servant. While the subsequent descent into paranoia by the three villains-Dracula himself hardly counts in comparison with this odious bunch--isn't exactly the stuff of Rosemary's Baby, it still infuses the plot with an element of psychodrama that is unusual for a Hammer fang-fest. There are strong performances pretty much all round, but Peter "Clegg" Sallis quakes exceptionally nicely as one of the trio of miscreants. The sets, props and costumes are of an unusually high order, too. --Roger Thomas
Join the trio of lovable rogues in Series 13 and 14 of Last Of The Summer Wine.
It's the boys night out, time for bawdy fun. Yet revelry alone can't satisfy these community leaders out on a lark. There's still an adventure theycan be duped into trying, onr that will transform a certain Count from moldering dust into bloodlusting flesh. Taste the Blood of Dracula, another film in Hammer Studios' cycle of hemogobbling Victorian-era horror, is a showcase of why Hmmer became the name in Gothic terror. The solid cast and rich production design raise goosebumps of real-life fear and otherworldy dread. And Christopher Lee dons his red-lined cape again to become Evil Incarnate. He's Count Dracula. a being neither dead nor alive...but his movies are livelier than ever.
Welcome to Holmfirth, a breathtakingly beautiful village in the heart of the Holme Valley, home to our favourite idiosyncratic retired gentlemen. As they amble about the countryside, these unlikely lads are now enjoying a mischievous second childhood, devising and executing a multitude of (grey) hare-brained schemes. Which is just what you'd expect from Britain's oldest, if not wisest adolescents, and their equally eccentric fellow townspeople. Helped by a supporting band of formidable wives, hen-pecked husbands, sexually-charged mistresses, inventors, pigeon fanciers and balding lotharios, our three heroes are never far from one adventure or another. It'll end in trouble - especially when the formidable Nora Batty finds out.
Welcome to Holmfirth, a breathtakingly beautiful village in the heart of the Holme Valley, home to our favourite idiosyncratic retired gentlemen. As they amble about the countryside, these unlikely lads are now enjoying a mischievous second childhood, devising and executing a multitude of (grey) hare-brained schemes. Which is just what you'd expect from Britain's oldest, if not wisest adolescents, and their equally eccentric fellow townspeople. Helped by a supporting band of formidable wives, hen-pecked husbands, sexually-charged mistresses, inventors, pigeon fanciers and balding lotharios, our three heroes are never far from one adventure or another. It'll end in trouble especially when the formidable Nora Batty finds out. Collecting the first ten series of one of the BBC's most popular and enduring comedies, the Early Years box set features 75 episodes, including memorable classics such as Forked Lightning where Clegg (Peter Sallis) has several extremely embarrassing accidents on his bicycle and And Who's That Dancing With Nora Batty Then? Where Compo (Bill Owen) finally gets to dance with Nora Batty, which ends after he steps on her foot.
Motley Hall ancestral home of the Uproar family is a wonderful old Elizabethan building. To the casual observer it is unoccupied but it is actually the home to five ghosts each from a different era in house's history. All is not cosy amongst the ghosts however and they are compelled to get along with each other as best they can - something which becomes increasingly difficult as they try to keep the twentieth century from their doorstep! Presented here is the entire series of 1
The trio find themselves in more scrapes and adventures in this the fifth and sixth series of the long running BBC sit-com Last Of The Summer Wine. Series 5 - Episode Listing: 1. Full Steam Behind 2. The Flag And It's Snags 3. The Flag And Further Snags 4. Deep In The Heart Of Yorkshire 5. Earnshaw Strikes Back 6. Here We Go Into The Wild Blue Yonder 7. Here We Go Again Into The Wild Blue Yonder 8. And A Dewhurst Up A Fir Tree 9. Whoops Series 6 - Episode Listing: 1. In The Service Of Humanity 2. Car And Garter 3. The Odd Dog Men 4. A Bicycle Made For Three 5. One Of The Last Few Places Unexplored By Man 6. Serenade For Tight Jeans And Metal Detector 7. From Wellies To Wet Suit 8. All Mod Conned
Series 29 and 30 of Last of the Summer Wine, featuring series 29 and 30.
Welcome back to sleepy Holmfirth in the lovely quiet Yorkshire Dales - the ideal place to spend a lovely quiet birthday. So how will Clegg feel when the entire village dresses up to help him celebrate his? Indeed dressing up seems to be all the rage hereabouts. There's Nora for one gone all Victorian. There's Marina the blushing bride. There's Howard in uniform. And Barry the cowboy kid. Then there's Smiler who looking for love has only gone and found himself a gold-digger called Bessie. Who could possibly dig him out of this little hole? Step forward Clegg Holmfirth's financial adviser extraordinaire...
Episodes Comprise: Season 19 1. There Goes the Groom 2. Beware of the Oglethorpe 3. Tarzan of the Towpath 4. Truly and the Hole Truth 5. Oh Howard We Should Get One of Those 6. The Suit That Attracts Blondes 7. The Only Diesel Saxophone in Captivity 8. Perfection-Thy Name Is Ridley 9. Nowhere Particular 10. From Audrey Nash to the Widow Dilhooley 11. Support Your Local Skydiver Season 20 1. The Pony Set 2. How Errol Flynn Discovered the Secret Scar of Nora Batty 3. Who's Thrown Away Her Tom Cruise Photographs? 4. What Happened to Barry's Nose? 5. Optimism in the Housing Market 6. Will Barry Go Septic Despite Listening to Classical Music? 7. Beware the Vanilla Slice 8. Howard Throws a Wobbler 9. The Phantom Number 14 Bus 10. Ironing Day
There are lots of things to prepare for in our latest outing to Holmfirth, on the edge of the Pennines. There's a charity sponsored kiss for one thing, and a good old fashioned thumpydub contest for another. There's a nostalgic trip to France, and the arrival of the mysterious Phantom Number 14 bus too. But even Lester Coalville's machine that detects earthquakes couldn't help prepare for the devastating shock to come; when Compo catches an unexpected glimpse of Nora in an alluring costume, complete with fishnet stockings...
Episodes Comprise: Series 15: 1. How to Clear Your Pipes 2. Where There's Smoke There's Barbecue 3. The Black Widow 4. Have You Got a Light Mate? 5. Concerto for Solo Bicycle 6. Stop That Bath 7. Springing Smiler 8. There Are Gypsies at the Bottom of Our Garden 9. Aladdin Gets on Your Wick 10. Welcome to Earth Season 16: 1. The Man Who Nearly Knew Pavarotti 2. The Glory Hole 3. Adopted by a Stray 4. The Defeat of the Stoneworm 5. Once in a Moonlit Junkyard 6. The Space Ace 7. The Most Powerful Eyeballs in West Yorkshire 8. The Dewhursts of Ogleby Hall 9. The Sweet Smell of Excess
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit - the Academy Award (Oscar) - winning claymated pair have specially re-mastered all four of their smashing half hour specials in this complete collection! Titles Comprise: A Grand Day Out: Wallace likes a nice bit of cheese with his crackers so when this eccentric inventor finds his fridge empty and the local corner shop shut for the Bank Holiday he is forced to look further a field for his cheddar. The two modelling clay heroes blast off in their home-made rocket on the ultimate day trip - Wallace and Gromit are off to the moon! The Wrong Trousers: This time the modelling clay stars are plunged into a hilarious tale of skulduggery involving an extraordinary pair of automated trousers and a villainous penguin. Posing as an innocent lodger the fiendish fish-eater sets about recruiting mild mannered Wallace as an unwitting accomplice to his dastardly plot - a diamond heist with a technically advanced trouser-inspired difference. It is left to Gromit to turn detective and save the day as malice and mayhem culminate in a breathless train-top chase - around the sitting room! A Close Shave: Trade is booming for Wallace and Gromit's Wash'n'Go window cleaning service and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop the lovely Wendolene. But Wallace has a new incentive - a Knit-O-Matic machine - and adventure looms. Sheep are being rustled wool is in short supply and Wendolene's malevolent pooch is on the prowl... featuring Shaun the Sheep! A Matter Of Loaf And Death: Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery - Top Bun - and business is booming not least because a deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other bakers in town. Can Gromit save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered?
The unforgettable adventure of Man from the Creation! The greatest stories of the Old Testament are brought to the screen with astounding scope and power in this international film which depicts the first 22 chapters of Genesis. This is the spectacular story of man's creation his fall his survival and his indomitable faith in the future. Matching the epic scale of the production are performances by George C. Scott as Abraham Ava Gardner as Sarah and Peter O'Toole as the ha
Gromit is implicated in a robbery by a small penguin who has stolen Wallace's latest invention: a set of mechanical trousers...
First transmitted in 1973 this release features every episode from Series One and Two of 'Last Of The Summer Wine'. Episode titles: Short Back And Palais Glide Inventor Of The 40-Foot Ferret Pate And Chips Spring Fever The New Mobile Trio Hail Smiling Morn Or Thereabouts Forked Lightning Who's That Dancing With Nora Batty Then? The Changing Face Of Rural Blamire Some Enchanted Evening A Quiet Drink Ballad For Wind Instruments And Canoe Northern Flying Circus.
Episodes Comprise: Season 17 1. Leaving Home Forever or Till Teatime 2. Bicycle Bonanza 3. The Glamour of the Uniform 4. The First Human Being to Ride a Hill 5. Captain Clutterbuck's Treasure 6. Desperate for a Duffield 7. The Suit That Turned Left 8. Beware of the Elbow 9. The Thing in Wesley's Shed 10. Brushes at Dawn 11. A Leg Up for Christmas 12. Extra! Extra! Season 18 1. The Love Mobile 2. A Clean Sweep 3. The Mysterious C.W. Northrop 4. A Double for Howard 5. How to Create a Monster 6. Deviations with Davenport 7. According to the Prophet Bickerdyke 8. Next Kiss Please 9. Destiny and Six Bananas 10. A Sidecar Named Desire
Christmas in Holmfi rth is always full of festive fun as these cracking Christmas Specials spectacularly show. Here we see Compo feeling a little frosty having trouble scraping enough together to buy his beloved Nora the perfect present – could Auntie Wainwright have the answer? Howard has a problem too: he’s got a present to give to Pearl and keep from Marina all at the same time. But the lack of wise men is more than made up for with a surplus of Santas. There’s one on the rooftops four on the doorstep and one very sozzled one enjoying a silent night locked in a pub. That’s what you call a very merry Holmfi rth Christmas.
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