Director Robert Englund (the iconic Freddy Kruger from the Nightmare on Elm Street series) dials up a gothic tale of high-tech horror in 976-EVIL. High school underdog Hoax (Stephen Geoffreys - Fright Night) fills up the idle hours in his seedy little hometown fending off the local leather-jacketed thugs, avoiding his overbearing mother (Sandy Dennis) and dreaming of a date with trailer park temptress Suzie (Lezlie Deane), But his quietly desperate life takes a terrifying turn when his cousin introduces him to an unusual new hobby phoning in for his horrorscope. Hoax is hooked up with a compellingly hideous demonic force that slowly begins to overtake his entire life and now there's more than just a phone bill to pay for anyone who ever dared cross the neighbourhood nerd. Co-written by Brian Helgeland (L.A. Confidential, Mystic River) and featuring incredibly practical effects work from Robert Kurtzman and Howard Berger, Eureka Classics is proud to present 976-EVIL on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK. Special Features: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run of 2000 copies ONLY] 1080p presentation on Blu-ray DTS-HD MA 5.1 and LPCM 2.0 audio options English subtitles (SDH) Audio commentary with director Robert Englund and set decorate Nancy Booth Englund 976-EVIL: home video version [105 mins, SD]: An extended version of the film from its original home video release on VHS New interview with producer Lisa M. Hansen New interview with special make-up effects artist Howard Berger (The Walking Dead) New interview with special effects technician Kevin Yagher (Nightmare on Elm Street) Limited Edition Collector's Booklet [2000 copies ONLY] featuring new writing by Craig Ian Mann
Eureka Entertainment to release Robert Altman's COME BACK TO THE 5 & DIME, JIMMY DEAN, JIMMY DEAN, the fantastical character driven comedy starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black and Kathy Bates, for the first time ever in the UK, in a Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) edition as part of The Masters of Cinema Series from 22 July 2019. Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is one of the wonderful highlights of an under-appreciated chapter of director Robert Altman's career. Between the box office disappointment of Popeye (1980) and the explosive comeback of The Player (1992), Altman returned to lower-budgeted, independent filmmaking, often boldly experimenting with how theatre work could be inventively adapted for cinema and television. This period of Altman's oeuvre also includes such masterworks as Streamers (1983), Secret Honor (1984), and Tanner '88 (1988), but was initiated by Come Back, and this funny, touching film of the play by Ed Graczyk (who adapted it for the screen) is a triumph. Altman's film also jump-started the serious acting career of Cher, nominated for a Golden Globe for her role as Sissy, one of the Disciples of James Dean, an all-women fan club devoted to the late actor, meeting for a reunion at a crumbling Woolworth's in a small Texas town in 1975. Joined by group leader Mona (Sandy Dennis) and the glamorous, initially mysterious Joanne (Karen Black), the women recall their love for Dean, and the club that began twenty years earlier when the actor was in a nearby town filming Giant, and the fatal car accident that followed. Soon, as more memories of 1955 are recalled, secrets are revealed and old friendships are put to the test. Reuniting Altman with his previous stars Dennis (That Cold Day in the Park) and Black (Nashville), and providing Kathy Bates with an early feature role, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a study of nostalgia's ability to distort the past, and another of the director's fascinating portraits of the friendships between women. It's also one of Altman's warmest and most entertaining movies. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Robert Altman's Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean for the first time ever in the UK in a Dual Format edition. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation from a newly updated version of the 2012 TFF funded restoration Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing New and exclusive feature-length audio commentary by Lee Gambin Cutting Jimmy Dean [25 mins] New and exclusive interview with film editor Jason Rosenfield Designing Jimmy Dean [11 mins] New and exclusive interview with art director David Gropman Original Theatrical Trailer PLUS: a collector's booklet featuring a new essay by film critic and writer Alexandra Heller-Nicholas
Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton are ideal as malevolent marrieds Martha and George in first-time film director Mike Nichols' searing film of Edward Albee's groundbreaking Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Taylor won her second Academy Award'' (and New York Film Critics National Board of Review and British Film Academy Best Actress Awards). Burton matches her as her emotionally spent spouse. And George Segal and Best Supporting Actress Oscar'' winner Sandy Dennis score as another couple straying into their destructive path. The movie won a total of five Academy Awards'' and remains after 40 years a taboo-toppling landmark.
Just prior to his career breakthrough M*A*S*H, Robert Altman made this memorably unsettling psychological thriller, which originally premiered at the Canned Film Festival. Frances Austen, a young, wealthy spinster, invites a mute teenager into her apartment after finding him freezing in the park next to where sh lives. Despite her best efforts, their lack of communication only increases her sense of loneliness, as her possessiveness spirals into frightening new realms. A remarkable central performance by Sandy Dennis anchors this fascinating, haunting tale, anticipation Altman's subsequent studies of female psychological breakdown, Images and 3 Women. Shot by Laszlo Kovacs (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces) with Altman's trademark long lenses and drifting zooms, as well as intriguing experimentation with sound, That Cold Day in the Park is a long-neglected gem from an American master. The masters of cinema series is proud to present its UK home video premiere in a new Dual-Format edition.
Meet the Laemles. Dad's got a great job, mom has all the modern conveniences a happy homemaker could ask for, and ten-year-old Michael has neat new friends and two parents who kill him with kindness. They're all the all-American family or are they? Michael can't figure out why his family serves leftovers every night. Leftovers? Well, what were they before they were leftovers? questions young Michael. Leftovers-to-be, smiles dad. Dad's bringing home the bacon .and a whole lot more! Michael's parents are getting away with murder making home where the horror is! Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Bob Balaban and Producer Bonnie Palef Isolated Score Selections and Audio Interview with Composer Jonathan Elias Leftovers To Be with Screenwriter Christopher Hawthorne Mother's Day with Actress Mary Beth Hurt Inside Out An interview with Director of Photography Robin Vidgeon Vintage Tastes with Decorative Consultant Yolanda Cuomo Theatrical trailer Radio Spots Still Gallery
""Two Thumbs Up! I Was Mesmerized From Beginning To End!"" -Roger Ebert ""Siskel and Ebert"" Writer/director Woody Allen delivers a powerful ""searing adult drama"" (Leonard Maltin) examining the life of an accomplished philosophy professor teetering on the brink of self-understanding. Boasting a superb cast led by Gena Rowlands Mia Farrow Ian Holm and Gene Hackman Another Woman is Allen's 17th triumphant film. Stylistically rich and technically expert the film layers past and pres
Neil Simon's curious comedy The Out-of-Towners concerns a pair of non-New Yorkers (Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis) having a hellish visit to the Big Apple on the eve of a job interview for Lemmon's character. Made in 1970 and directed by Arthur (Love Story) Hiller, this hectic film almost seems ahead of its time when compared to more recent misery-piled-on-misery comedies such as Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. The couple in this film endure everything that can go wrong on a trip, including being forced to spend the night in a mugger-happy Central Park. The strange element in Simon's script, though, is that Lemmon's character is so unpleasant. A middle-class, uptight guy who can't believe that New Yorkers in the service profession don't perform their jobs slavishly, he's kind of a one-note joke that quickly wears thin. It was remade with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in 1999. --Tom Keogh
In his writing and directing debut Sean Penn delivers a profound picture of two very different brothers one a cop with a loving family the other a lawbreaking Vietnam vet. Both coming to terms with each other and trying to maintain the bond they shared as children.
This British drama stars Sandy Dennis as Rosamund Stacey a graduate student who embarks on an affair with a television broadcaster George played by Ian McKellen. When she falls pregnant she decides to keep the baby and raise her child by herself much to the disapproval of her town.
A Group of holocaust survivors recognise a local restaurant owner as the Nazi doctor who tortured them as girls. To their horror he has already been tried for his crimes and served only a few years. They therefore decide to perform their own execution.
A demonic stranglehold has befallen the sleepy little town of Garden City California. The evil is as pervasive and all-encompassing as the web of telephone lines hovering overhead the town's unsuspecting inhabitants. Young Spike a teen biker and James Dean wannabe takes a big loss in a poker game against a local gang The Barracudas. The gang gives him an ultimatum; deliver some quick cash or the ownership documents to his motorcycle his one prized possession. To take his mind off his problems Spike dials the telephone number 976-Evil he has discovered on a calling card where he is offered the demonic exhortations of none other than the devil himself. And Spike's nightmare is just beginning....
After a series of apparently motiveless murders are committed in New York detective Peter Nicholas (Tony Lo Bianco) discovers that an altogether sinister force links all the atrocious acts...
Pranks (Dir. Jeffrey Obrow 1981): When the kidding stops the killing starts! Morgan Meadows Hall has been condemned and soon will be torn down. Five college students volunteer to close the structure during Christmas holiday. What ensues are bone chilling events and narrow escapes from a murderer wielding a spiked baseball bat. Everyone is not successful in escaping from the horror of this terrifying insane killer. Just when you are convinced the reign of terror is over... you realize it has only begun... God Told Me To (Dir. Larry Cohen 1976): Was he a god? The Devil? Or something even more terrifying... A rooftop sniper guns down 14 pedestrians on the streets of New York City. A mild-mannered dad takes a shotgun and blows away his wife and children.A cop goes on a sudden shooting spree at the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Each of these unlikely killers makes the same dying confession: 'God told me to.' Now a repressed Catholic NYPD detective must uncover a netherworld of deranged faith alien insemination and his own unholy connection to a homicidal messiah with a perverse plan for the soul of mankind.
A Group of holocaust survivors recognise a local restaurant owner as the Nazi doctor who tortured them as girls. To their horror he has already been tried for his crimes and served only a few years. They therefore decide to perform their own ""execution"".
Michael Laemie (played by Brian Madorsky) is a young boy living in a typical 1950's suburbanite home... except for his bizarre and horrific nightmares, and continued unease around his parents. Especially his father, Nick Laemie (played by Randy Quaid). Young Michael begins to suspect his parents are cooking more than just hamburgers on the grill outside, but has trouble explaining his fears to his new-found friend Sheila, or the school's social worker.
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