Dreamlike and nightmarishly surreal, Vertigo is Hitchcock's most personal film because it confronts many of the convoluted psychological issues that haunted and fascinated the director. The psychological complexity and the stark truthfulness of their rampant emotions keeps these strangely obsessive characters alive on screen, and Hitchcock understood better than most their barely repressed sexual compulsions, their fascination with death and their almost overwhelming desire for transcendent love. James Stewart finds profound and disturbing new depths in his psyche as Scotty, the tortured acrophobic detective on the trail of a suicidal woman apparently possessed by the ghost of someone long dead. Kim Novak is the classical Hitchcockian blonde whose icy exterior conceals a churning, volcanic emotional core. The agonised romance of Bernard Herrmann's score accompanies the two actors as a third and vitally important character, moving the film along to its culmination in an ecstasy of Wagnerian tragedy. Of course Hitch lavished especial care on every aspect of the production, from designer Edith Head's costumes (he, like Scotty, was most insistent on the grey dress), to the specific colour scheme of each location, to the famous reverse zoom "Vertigo" effect (much imitated, never bettered). The result is Hitch's greatest work and an undisputed landmark of cinema history. On the DVD: This disc presents the superb restored print of this film in a wonderful widescreen (1.85:1) anamorphic transfer, with remastered Dolby digital soundtrack. There's a half-hour documentary made in 1996 about the painstaking two-year restoration process, plus an informative commentary from the restorers Robert Harris and James Katz, who are joined by original producer Herbert Coleman. There are also text features on the production, cast and crew, plus a trailer for the theatrical release of the restoration. This is an undeniably essential requirement for every DVD collection. --Mark Walker
A fascinating adventure into the unknown! When an ordinary businessman encounters a mysterious radioactive mist during a boating trip his life takes a bizarre and frightening twist. Soon he finds he is shrinking and within weeks he's just two inches tall battling cats and spiders.
Herbie is back in gear - revved up and ready for more madcap comedy adventure in this sidesplitting sequel to Disney's smash hit The Love Bug. This time Herbie's leading lady is Helen Hayes. Aided by co-stars Ken Berry and Stephanie Powers she's out to save her beloved Victorian firehouse home from the wrecking ball of greedy real estate tycoon Keenan Wynn! It's up to Herbie and his bug battalion to save the day...
Herbie - The Love Bug (1969): The tale of a struggling race car driver named Jim Douglas who only begins winning races once he starts driving Herbie. Elated at his new found success Jim does not realise that it is the Volkswagen who is responsible for the first-place finishes! Herbie Rides Again (1974): Herbie the lovable VW protects Grandma against an evil property tycoon! Herbie Goes To Monte Carlo (1977): The lovable VW Beetle is entered for a road race from Paris to Monte Carlo. He falls in love and gets mistakenly involved in a robbery; will he manage to make it to the finishing line in time? Herbie Goes Bananas (1980): There's disorder south of the border when Herbie the almost human Volkswagen meets Paco the pickpocket and has to dismantle a counterfeiting ring down in Mexico! Herbie - Fully Loaded (2005): Herbie the most beloved movie-car of them all is back and Lindsay Lohan's behind the wheel in Disney's latest revved-up comedy hit! Maggie Peyton the new owner of 'Number 53' puts the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor. Being a third generation member of a NASCAR family racing is in Maggie's blood but she if forbidden from competing by her overprotective father Ray Sr. (Michael Keaton). When Maggie's offered a car as a graduation present she surprisingly ends up with a battered old '63 VW Beetle; but this is no ordinary 'Bug'. As she prepares to leave town for a career at ESPN News Maggie discovers that 'Herbie' has a mind of his own... and an alternate route for her future.
Kindly Dr. Reemer (Leo G. Carroll) has big plans for his new radioactive serum. It makes animals grow at a fantastic rate and this could solve the world's food shortage but when an accident at his Arizona laboratory leads to a tarantula injected with the serum escaping havoc results. The eerily silent desert is soon a lot scarier as cattle and humans start disappearing at an alarming rate. Local doctor Matt Hastings (John Agar) and Reemer's shapely assistant (Mara Corday) finally
This highly appealing comedy drama stars James Stewart and Carole Lombard as a young couple battling illness lack of money inept servants and interfering in-laws...
When a man wishes for a son he learns what it means to be a father...
This incredible 10 disc set features: 1.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 1 2.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 2 3.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 3 4.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 4 5.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 5 6.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 6 7.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 7 8.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 8 9.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 9 10.Beverly Hillbillies Collection Volume 10 For individual episode listings and synopses please refer to the individual titles.
The Clampetts Strike Oil: The very first episode in which Jed shoots his way to a $25 million fortune and switches his one room cabin for a 35 room mansion. Getting Settled:The clampetts arrive in Beverley Hills and are mistaken for servants at their new mansion. Meanwhile Back At The Cabin: The Clampetts struggle to swap the convenience of their old mountain cabin for the luxuries to be found at their new mansion. The Clampetts Meet Mrs Drysdale: Bank C
Episodes include: The Clampett Look:Dressed as hillbillies Cynthia Fenwick and her mother call on the Clampetts thinking they are the new avant-garde social leaders. Jethro's First Love: Jethro's new love interest is a brassy burlesque dancer Chickadee Laverne. Chickadee Returns: Jethro and Chickadee's relationship moves on to the next level - they want to marry. The Clampetts Are Overdrawn: Jed receives the news that his multi-million dollar accoun
There is a fifth dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow between science and superstition and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area we call...The Twilight Zone! Episodes comprise: 1. King Nine Will Not Return 2. The Man In The Bottle 3. Nervous Man In
Four episodes from the Beverly Hillbillies television comedy are featured on this DVD. The episodes included are: The Clampets Strike Oil Getting Settled Meanwhile Back at the Cabin and The Servants.
Four episodes from the Beverly Hillbillies television comedy are featured on this DVD. The episodes included are: Home For Christmas No Place Like Home Jed Rescues Pearl Back To California.
The Beverly Hillbillies was the most popular sitcom in television history. Jed Clampett is an Ozarks mountaineer who falls into unfathomablewealth with the discovery of oil beneath his worthless Arcadian scrub oak whereupon town sophisticate Cousin Pearl convinces him fabled Beverly Hills is the place to be.... This DVD includes four classic episodes of the hilarious television series: Jed's Dilemma Jed Saves Drysdale's Marriage Elly's Animals Jed Plays Solomon.
Delta offer you the largest collection of Beverly Hillbillies episodes ever released on DVD. This seven disc box set featuring 55 episodes of the hilarious exploits of the 'Clampett Clan' as they come to terms with wealth and life on America's west coast. Let the adventures begin! Running for nearly 300 episodes The Beverly Hillbillies was clocked as the top-rated show of its premier season and remained in the top ten throughout its nine year run. It follows the story of Jed Clampett a poor mountaineer who while hunting on his land took and missed a shot which led to the discovery of a huge oil pool black gold in the swamp he owned in Tennessee. Jed sells his land for $25 million whereupon his town sophisticate cousin Pearl convinces him the wealthy Los Angeles suburb of Beverly Hills might provide a suitable beau for his daughter Elly May and career opportunities for his wayward nephew Jethro Bodine. So they load up the old rattletrap truck and along with Duke the family dog they move to Beverly complete with a rocking chair up top to house granny. The Clampett's in their new 32 room 14 bathroom mansion on Crestview Drive live as they always have never abandoning their mountain attire or replacing the old truck. They continue to grow their own food and endeavouring to keep livestock. Attempting to live a rural life despite his wealth Jed a practical good natured man longed for the old ways back in the Ozarks but made the best of being in Beverly Hills. Other characters we see often in the program include The Drysdales; The Clampett's neighbours and more importantly their greedy bank manager Milburn Drysdale. Jane Hathaway loyal and efficient assistant to Mr. Drysdale who harbours something of a crush for Jethro. And Elly May's critters numerous animals adopted by Elly May including dogs cats and goats as well as the more unusual animals a deer a bear a raccoon a kangaroo and several chimpanzees! Misunderstandings are a general source of humour in this program either the Clampett's don't understand something they have never encountered before such as the swimming pool (throughout the program Granny used it to do the laundry) or the various city dwellers don't comprehend the Clampett's.
Rear Window (1954): Alfred Hitchcock amply demonstrates why he's been called ""The Master of Suspense"" with this both witty and macabre tale of voyeurism and murder starring two of cinema's all-time favourites James Stewart and Grace Kelly. L.B. Jeffries (Stewart) a photographer with a broken leg takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbours during a summer heat wave. But things really hot up when he suspects one neighbour of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden. The Birds (1963): Wealthy reformed party girl Melanie Daniels enjoys a brief flirtation with lawyer Mitch Brenner in a San Francisco pet shop and decides to follow him to his Bodega Bay home. Bearing a gift of two lovebirds Melanie quickly strikes up a romance with Mitch while contending with his possessive mother and boarding at his ex-girlfriend's house.One day during a birthday party for Mitch's younger sister a flock of birds attacks the children in what seems to be a random incident. In fact it signals the beginning of a massive and organized avian assault on the residents of the town--a mysterious assault that no one can explain...and from which no one might come out alive. Vertigo (1958): Set in San Francisco James Stewart portrays and acrophobic detective hired to trail a friend's suicidal wife (Novak). After he successfully rescues her from a leap into the bay he finds himself becoming obsessed with the beautiful and troubled woman...
A welcome second volume of classics from the Master of Suspense, this seven-disc Hitchcock Collection box-set consists of the following: The Birds: Based on a Daphne Du Maurier short story, The Birds (1963) is Hitchcock at his most terrifying, as the residents of a small town are attacked by thousands of apparently homicidal birds. Marnie: Tippi Hedren and newly Bonded Sean Connery star in this excellent 1964 thriller, which finds a calculating thief who robs her employers pursued by a her new boss, who is desperate to unlock her secrets Torn Curtain: This 1966 spy thriller, pairing Paul Newman and Julie Andrews, finds Newman as a world-famous physicist intent on defecting to East Berlin in order to obtain funding for his latest project. Topaz: Based on the Leon Uris novel, Hitch's 51st film, made in 1969, concerns a CIA agent who learns of Russian missiles in Cuba. With the aid of a French agent, they negotiate a plethora of corruption and murder. Frenzy: This critically acclaimed 1972 film was Hitch's first British-made film for more than 20 years. A classic Hitch story of an innocent man accused of being the "necktie murderer"--a vicious sex criminal terrorising London--he eludes the authorities and seeks the real killer. Family Plot: Hitchcock's final film, made in 1976, is a blackly funny mix of murder, theft and kidnapping as a cab-driver and a psychic team up to find a dead man--not actually dead--in exchange for a $10,000 reward. Bonus Disc--Vertigo: An irreducible masterpiece, this 1958 double-identity thriller finds Hitch serving aces, as Jimmy Stewart's detective is drawn in to a complex plot when the girl he loves apparently falls to her death. On the DVD: Like the first volume, this is an equally impressive package that will satisfy the rotund fright-master's fans. Along with the standard selection of trailers, production notes and picture galleries, each disc houses an impressive "making of" documentary, each expertly detailing Hitch's meticulous work. The Birds features Tippi Hedren's screen test and--in storyboard form--deleted scenes and the alternative ending. Topaz has no less that three alternative endings, while Torn Curtain includes scenes scored by composer Bernard Herrmann before his music was rejected by Hitch. The Vertigo disc features an excellent group commentary from producer Herbert Coleman and restoration experts Robert A Harris and James Katz, as well as a documentary, "Obsessed with Vertigo". Housed in attractive fold-out packaging, this is an excellent opportunity to obtain a rich slice of Hitchcock's dark magic.--Danny Graydon
40 episodes of the popular American television series from the early 1960s about the roughneck hillbilly Clampett family who strike oil on their property and move upmarket to the posh Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles.
Episodes include: Turkey Day:Plans for a holiday feast at the Clampett Mansion go awry when Elly makes a pet of the Thanksgiving turkey. The Garden Party:Garden Party host Mrs Drysdale is horrified when her guests head next door to the Clampetts. The Girl From Home:A Beauty contest winner and her father from the hills visit Jethro with marriage on their mind. The Race For QueenElly May is a contestant in the Miss Beverly Hills Beauty Contest.
The Beverly Hillbillies - Volume 1 Four Classic Black & White Episodes: 'THE CLAMPETT LOOK' Dressed as hillbillies Cynthia Fenwick and her mother call on the Clampetts thinking that they are the new avante garde social leaders. ' TURKEY DAY' Plans for a holiday feast at the Clampett Mansion go awry when Elly makes a pet of the thanksgiving turkey. 'JETHRO'S FRIEND' The Clampetts take a pampered eleven-year-old boy in tow and show him how to really enjoy himself. 'THE CLAMPETTS GET PSYCHOANALYZED' The Clampetts have a series of unusual encounters with a Beverly Hills psychiatrist.
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