An African American detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racist southern town.
Innerspace is assured a place in the Hollywood history books as the movie which brought Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan together as one of cinema's most famous couples. The film itself belongs among a series of feelgood fantasies presented by Steven Spielberg in the 1980s, including Back to the Future (1984) and from the same director, Joe Dante, Gremlins (1983). Innerspace offers Dante's usual mixture of comedy, exciting action and fantasy, the plot being a variation on Fantastic Voyage (1966). Test pilot Quaid is miniaturised and as a result of a bungled attempt to steal the new experimental technology, accidentally injected into the body of a deeply stressed and insecure Martin Short. Quaid is charismatic and commanding, Ryan gives an early demonstration of her patent romantic comedy persona, but it's Short's picture as he delivers a perfectly nuanced performance pitched between slapstick and paranoia. The Oscar-winning special effects enhance rather than dominate the story, which, though it gets a bit too silly in places, is generally inventive and sufficiently action packed to sustain the almost two-hour running time. Jerry Goldsmith's muscular score is a major asset, while in-joke spotters will have fun picking out everyone from Chuck Jones to William Schallert (the doctor in The Incredible Shrinking Man (1! 957)). On the DVD: Innerspace on disc has a group commentary with director Joe Dante, producer Michael Finnell, visual effects supervisor Dennis Muren and actor Kevin McCarthy. This is engaging if far from riveting. The original trailer is anamorphically enhanced and there are two perfunctory pages listing cast, crew and the film's Oscar for special effects. The original Dolby Spectral soundtrack has been remixed into Dolby Digital 5.1 and is bold, clear and powerful. The picture is presented at 1.78:1 and is a virtually flawless transfer: colours are rich, detail levels are high and the only trace of grain is in a few particularly high contrast shots.--Gary S. Dalkin
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.
Featuring teen idols Shaun Cassidy Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martin. Follow the clues to mystery adventure and thrills as Season Two of The Hardy Boys Nancy Drew Mysteries comes to DVD! Former teen sensations Shaun Cassidy Parker Stevenson and Pamela Sue Martine star as brave super-sleuths in 22 spooky episodes loaded with spellbinding action and smash-hit pop songs!
This 1967 film took home lots of Oscars for its fascinating drama about a Philadelphia detective (Sidney Poitier) who assists a redneck Southern sheriff (Rod Steiger) in solving a murder. A study in racism that ebbs a bit through the collective and shared need between a black man and a white man who don't want to be working together, In the Heat of the Night continues to strike a chord today. Steiger is a mass of snarling danger, Poitier a bundle of nerves covered in class. Norman Jewison (Moonstruck) directs with a keen feeling for the cultural and social atmosphere of the setting. --Tom Keogh
Forbin is the designer of an incredibly powerful and sophisticated computer Colossus who can run all of America's nuclear defences. Shortly after being powered up it detects the existence of Guardian the Soviet counterpart previously unknown to the US to which it insists to be linked. Both America and Russia allow this but as soon as a link is established the two become a super computer and threaten the world with nuclear war if detached.
D.C. 'Steve' Stephenson is visiting Indiana and mounting a campaign to increase the membership of the Ku Klux Klan. There he meets schoolteacher Madge Oberholtzer and tries to seduce her but having no luck he abducts her rapes and tortures her and eventually kills her. The trial that follows marks the end of the Klan's popularity as Stephenson implicates them in the murder. Based on a true story.
Before nerds geeks and cyberpunks there was regular-guy Medfield College student Dexter Riley (Kurt Russell) who accidentally turns into a human computer through a shocking lab mishap. As the hype over his instant genius threatens to swell his head he becomes the centre of a winner-take-all tug-of-war between greedy college deans and dangerous gamblers which lands him in big trouble! The ""genius"" Dexter then learns a valuable lesson when the same friends he had earlier turned his
1: The Taker When Andy Anderson a policeman friend of former Chief of Detectives Ironside is shot and killed strong circumstantial evidence indicates he was blackmailing someone. Refusing to believe Anderson was on 'the take' Ironside uses all his unorthodox methods. 2: The Past is Prologue Wally Stowe's 17-year masquerade as a law-abiding citizen is about to end as he is arrested as a convicted murderer at his son's graduation party. Chief Ironside an old friend of Stowe's believes his claims of innocence and sets about reconstructing the circumstantial evidence that convicted him. 3: To Kill a Cop When two officers who arrest a noisy drunk on an assault charge are later killed San Francisco Police try to link the events. Despite the lack of evidence Sergeant Brown is determined to make the charges stick.
Includes the films Viva Las Vegas Speedway and Harum Scarum. Viva Las Vegas: Lucky Jackson (Elvis) is a Vegas gambling car racing singing and dancing ladies man. But all does not go the way he plans when he finds himself distracted by the lovely pool manageress... Speedway: Stock car racer Steve Grayson (Elvis) has a generous disposition and a wastrel manager (Bill Bixby) - it's no surprise that he finds himself owing the taxman 5 000. Sparks fly when gorgeous tax inspector Susan Jacks (Nancy Sinatra) arrives on the scene... Harum Scarum: Johnny Tyronne (Elvis) is a swashbuckling action-adventure movie star on a goodwill tour of the Middle East to promote his latest film. Disaster strikes when he is kidnapped by a clandestine group of assassins who want him to kill a desert king!
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