Five hilarious filmd. One comic genius. Comedy legend Peter Sellers plays Inspector Clouseau stumbling and bumbling his way through a string of riotously funny performances in five hilarious Pink Panther films.
Disaster movies used to work because there was little certainty as to who would survive. Not so in this film, really an amalgam of two original stories, about a group of well-to-do celebrants at the top floor of a skyscraper. Cheapo electrical wiring and bad construction management cause an enormous blaze at the lower floors, steadily rising to consume the revellers. Newman's an architect, McQueen a firefighter and Fred Astaire a kind old gentleman, for which he was Oscar-nominated. OJ Simpson plays a security guard who rescues a cat. Now that's a disaster. -- Keith Simanton, Amazon.com
This classic series deals with Allied prisoners of war imprisoned at the supposedly escape-proof Colditz Castle during World War II and their many attempts to escape captivity as well as the relationships formed between the various nationalities and their German captors. One memorable episode portrays the attempts of a prisoner Wing Commander Marsh (Michael Bryant) to get out of Colditz by feigning insanity. He succeeds but is pushed to the limits of his sanity in the process...
If you don't think Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) is one of the funniest movies of the 1990s, maybe you should be packed into a cryogenic time chamber and sent back to the decade whence you came. Perhaps it was the 1960s - the shagadelic decade when London hipster Austin Powers scored with gorgeous chicks as a fashion photographer by day, crime-fighting international man of mystery by night. Yeah, baby, yeah! But when Powers's arch nemesis, Dr. Evil, puts himself into a deepfreeze and travels via time machine to the late 1990s, Powers must follow him and foil Evil's nefarious scheme of global domination. Mike Myers plays dual roles as Powers and Dr. Evil, with Elizabeth Hurley as his present-day sidekick and karate-kicking paramour. A hilarious spoof of '60s spy movies, this colourful comedy actually gets funnier with successive viewings, making it a perfect home video for gloomy days and randy nights. Oh, behave! "I put the grrr in swinger, baby!" a deliciously randy Powers coos near the beginning of The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999), and if the imagination of Austin creator Mike Myers seems to have sagged a bit, his energy surely hasn't. This friendly, go-for-broke sequel finds our man Austin heading back to the '60s to keep perennial nemesis Dr. Evil (Myers again) from blowing up the world - and, more importantly, to get back his mojo, that man-juice that turns Austin into irresistible catnip for women, especially American spygirl Felicity Shagwell (a pretty but vacant Heather Graham). The plot may be irreverent and illogical, the jokes may be bad, and the scenes may run on too long, but it's all delivered sunnily and with tongue firmly in cheek. Myers teams Dr. Evil with a diminutive clone, Mini-Me (Verne J. Troyer), then pulls a hat trick by playing a third character, the obese and disgusting Scottish assassin Fat Bastard. Despite symptoms of sequelitis, Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) is must-see lunacy for devoted fans of the shagadelic franchise. Unfortunately, the law of diminishing returns is in full effect: for every big-name cameo and raunchy double-entendre, there's an equal share of redundant shtick, juvenile scatology, and pop-cultural spoofery. All is forgiven when the hilarity level is consistently high, and Mike Myers -returning here as randy Brit spy Austin, his nemesis Dr. Evil, the bloated Scottish henchman Fat Bastard, and new Dutch disco-villain Goldmember - thrives by favouring comedic chaos over coherent plotting. Once they've tossed Austin into the disco fever of 1975 (where he's sent to rescue his father, gamely played by Michael Caine), Myers and director Jay Roach seem vaguely adrift with old and new characters, including Verne Troyer's Mini-Me and pop star Beyoncé Knowles as Pam Grier-ish blaxpo-babe Foxxy Cleopatra. A bit tired, perhaps, but Powers hasn't lost his mojo.
Leonardo DiCaprio stars as the eccentric industrialist and Hollywood film mogul Howard Hughes in this glamorous biopic from Martin Scorsese.
Mike Myers returns as International Man of Mystery Austin Powers for a third time. When his arch nemesis Dr. Evil teams up with new villain Goldmember its up to Austin to save the day!
A star-studded World War II drama about the great air and naval battle in which the underdog Americans - outnumbered by the huge Japanese flotilla - won American military supremacy in the Pacific. Leading them to their heroic victory is Admiral Nimitz and Captain Matt Garth (Heston) the latter a junior officer whose life is complicated by his son's romance with a Japanese-American girl...
The original Planet of the Apes is that rarity of the genre: a science fiction film that has dated not one bit: its intelligent script, frightening costuming, and savagely effective conclusion (which needs no big-budget special effects to augment its impact) remain both potent and relevant. When Colonel George Taylor (the fabulous Charlton Heston) crash lands his spacecraft on what seems to be an unfamiliar planet, he is captured and held prisoner by a dominant race of rational, articulate apes. However, the ape community is riven with internal dissension, centred in no small part on its policy toward humans, who, on this planet, are treated as mindless animals. Befriended and ultimately assisted by the more liberal simians, Taylor escapes--only to find a more terrifying obstacle confronting his return home. Heavy-handed object lessons abound--the ubiquity of generational warfare, the inflexibility of dogma, the cruelty of prejudice--and the didactic finger prints of The Twilight Zone's Rod Serling are very much in evidence here. But director Franklin Schaffner has a dark, pop-apocalyptic sci-fi vision all of his own, helped along by Jerry Goldsmith's terrifyingly avant-garde score. And time has not dulled the monumental emotional imp act of the film's climactic payoff shot. --Miles Bethany, Amazon.com
""This is my boss Jonathan Hart - a self-made millionaire. He's quite a guy. This is Mrs. H. She's gorgeous. She's one lady who knows how to take care of herself. By the way my name is Max. I take care of both of them which ain't easy; 'cause when they met... it was murder!"" - Max (Lionel Stander) Robert Wagner and Stephanie Powers are Jonathan and Jennifer Hart a pair of wealthy amateur sleuths in Hart To Hart. As a self-made millionaire and head of Hart Industries
An all-star dramatization of the Japanese attack on the island of Midway in 1942, which saw US forces finally wresting control of the waves and staving off the threat of its West Coast being invaded. Henry Fonda heads the cast as Pacific Fleet Commander Chester W. Nimitz.
With Clouseau still missing the French president orders Clouseau's archrival - the dangerously deranged Dreyfus (Lom) - to find him. Having no such intentions Dreyfus ingeniously hires the world's worst detective New York Police Department's not-so-finest Clifton Sleigh (Wass) to ensure that Clouseau is never located. But it's beginning to look like his foolproof plan could end up making him look like the fool!
Austin Powers' life force, the secret behind his libido, has been stolen by his arch nemesis, Dr. Evil. The Mission: Austin must time travel back to the Swinging Sixties, regain his mojo and save the world from destruction.
On the Utah-Nevada border, it is rumoured that mysterious and majestic wild stallions run free across the rugged mountain terrain. Determined to photograph these illusive creatures, eleven-year-old Hanna (Miranda Cosgrove, TV s iCarly) and her father, Frank, head to Bear Mountain Ranch, run by Frank's old flame, Matty. While Hanna explores her new surroundings-a big change from her city life-she meets a new friend in CJ, a farm girl with plenty of horse experience. But the adventure is just getting started as they discover a plan hatched by the wealthy tycoon, Novak (Robert Wagner), to rid the area of the wild horses. Now the girls must turn to Matty for help before the legend of the stallions is lost forever.
Fast cars a hot romance and a behind-the-scenes look at the world famous Indy 500 - Winning has it all. A hotshot race car driver who will do anything to win. However this obsession nearly causes him to lose his wife Elora and his friendship with arch-rival Luther Erding along the way. Winning features a believable personal drama spectacular footage of the 1968 Indy 500 with its famous 17-car pileup and a biting look at the people who make their living in the fast lane. It also marks the screen debut of Richard Thomas who went on to become television's John-Boy of the Waltons.
Wild Things is the kind of lurid, trashy thriller that you'll either dive into with unabashed pleasure or turn away from in prudish disgust; it's entirely your choice, but we suggest the former option since it's obviously much more fun. The plot's so convoluted it's hardly worth describing, except to say that it's set in humid Florida and involves a respected high school teacher (Matt Dillon--yes, Matt Dillon as a teacher!) who is faced with accusations of rape by a student (Denise Richards, from Starship Troopers) who had been giving him the kind of attention most people would consider improper for such a "nice" young lady. Another student (Neve Campbell) raises a similar charge against the teacher, and that's when a police officer (Kevin Bacon) begins to investigate the allegations. Just when you think the movie's gone overboard with its shameless sex and absurdly twisted plot, in drops Bill Murray as an unscrupulous lawyer (of course) to spice things up with insurance scams and welcomed comic relief. As directed by John McNaughton (who has a way of making just the right moves with this kind of film noir melodrama), Wild Things is a bona fide guilty pleasure--the kind of movie you may be ashamed to enjoy, but what the heck, you'll enjoy it anyway. --Jeff Shannon
A set of 5 feature films starring Peter Sellers as Inspector Jacques Clouseau plus a special 6th disc loaded with extra features! The movies comprise: The Pink Panther (1963) When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place! Starring: David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Peter Sellers: Inspector Jacques Clouseau Robert Wagner: George Litton Cap
Astronaut Taylor crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist... Winner of an Honorary Academy Award for Outstanding Make-up Achievement and nominated for two Oscars (1968 Best Costume Design and Best Original Score) Planet of the Apes is grand entertainment from its visually arresting beginning to the chilli
The Pink Panther (1963): When the famous Pink Panther diamond goes missing the bumbling Inspector Clouseau goes on the trail of notorious jewel thief The Phantom but looks everywhere except in the right place! Starring: David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Peter Sellers: Inspector Jacques Clouseau Robert Wagner: George Litton Capucine: Simone Clouseau Brenda De Banzie: Angela Dunning. A Shot In The Dark (1964): As murder follows murder with the beautiful Maria as the obvious suspect; bumbling Inspector Clouseau drives his boss Dreyfus mad by stubbornly vowing to prove her innocence! Starring: Peter Sellers: Jacques Clouseau Elke Sommer: Maria Gambrelli George Sanders: Benjamin Ballon Herbert Lom: Charles Dreyfus Graham Stark: Hercule Lajoy Burt Kwouk: Kato Return Of The Pink Panther (1975): When the priceless Pink Panther diamond is stolen yet again the inimitable Inspector Jacques Clouseau is saved from an unwilling early retirement and sent off to the country of Lugash to investigate. Certain that the heist is the work of a suave jewel thief known as The Phantom Clouseau unleashes his formidable array of outlandish disguises and preposterous deductive powers in madcap pursuit of his would-be quarry. Tracked by his own nerve-wracking boss Clouseau carves a path of comical crime-busting chaos across all of Europe in this delightfully zany comedy romp. Starring: Peter Sellers Christopher Plummer Catherine Schell Herbert Lom Peter Arne Gregoire Aslan Graham Stark Andre Maranne Burt Kwouk & John Bluthal The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976): Being sent insane by working with Clouseau for too long Sgt Dreyfus vows to destroy him forever - and if he can't he vows he will destroy the world. Clouseau ends up with over 20 assassins on his tail but is more worried about his martial arts manservant getting the better of him! Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Former Chief Insp. Charles Dreyfus Lesley-Anne Down: Olga Burt Kwouk: Kato Colin Blakely: Alec Drummond Revenge Of The Pink Panther (1978): Following Clouseau's supposed assassination Dreyfus is declared sane and released. But how will he cope with the truth when he finds out that the Inspector is actually alive and undercover working with Kato to discover who wanted him dead? Starring: Peter Sellers: Chief Insp. Jacques Clouseau Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Burt Kwouk: Kato Dyan Cannon: Simone Legree Robert Webber: Philippe Douvier Trail Of The Pink Panther (1982): The Pink Panther diamond is stolen once again from Lugash and the authorities call in Chief Inspector Clouseau from France but his plane disappears en-route. Famous French TV reporter Marie Jouvet sets out to solve the mystery... Starring: Peter Sellers: Insp. Jacques Clouseau David Niven: Sir Charles Litton Herbert Lom: Chief Insp. Dreyfus Joanna Lumley: Marie Jouvet Harvey Korman: Auguste Balls Burt Kwouk: Kato The Pink Panther: A Pink Christmas (Cartoon) plus 124 Other Pink Panther Cartoons
The Saturday matinee adventure classic is back! Young Prince Valiant travels to Camelot to become a squire for Sir Gawain one of King Arthur's legendary knights unaware that the traitor that sold his father King Aguar to the pagan rival King Sligon is already seated at the Round Table! With thrilling action romance courtly intrigue Franz Waxman's rousing score and a magnificent cast of Hollywood greats including James Mason (North by Northwest) Janet Leigh (Psycho) Robert Wagner (TV's Hart to Hart) Debra Paget (The Ten Commandments) Sterling Hayden (Dr. Strangelove) Victor McLaglen (The Quiet Man) Donald Crisp (National Velvet) and Tom Conway (Cat People).
This enjoyable and touching biography of martial-arts film star Bruce Lee stars Jason Scott Lee (no relation), an actor with a lively face and natural intensity, who makes every moment of this film compelling. Directed by Rob Cohen, Dragon traces Bruce Lee's slow rise over myriad obstacles--most of them race-based--to become an international superstar in films. Lee's origins are oddly set in San Francisco instead of his real home in Seattle, but then again there is plenty of artistic license going on as Cohen explores the actor's psyche through some powerful fantasy sequences. Lauren Holly is good as Lee's wife, Linda (whose book about her late husband inspired this movie). A scene involving Bruce's rescue of son Brandon (who died in a film-making accident in 1993) from a murderous spirit is plain spooky. The special-edition DVD release has a widescreen presentation, director interview, featurette, screen tests, closed captioning, optional French soundtrack and Spanish subtitles. --Tom Keogh, Amazon.com --This text refers to the VHS edition of this video
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