Sergio Leone's masterpiece is restored and re-released, celebrating once again this epic, and definitive Western.
Sergio Leone's monumental picture ranks among his most admired achievements. In the dying days of the Old West, a struggle to control water in a dusty desert town embroils three hard-bitten gunmen in an epic clash of greed, honor and revenge. Henry Fonda stars in his most sinister role as Frank, a hired killer who ruthlessly slays an entire family. Jason Robards plays Cheyenne, an infamous bandit framed for the slaughter. And Charles Bronson is The Man, a mysterious loner determined to exact vengeance for a grudge he refuses to divulge. An influence on countless directors, Leone's masterpiece is considered among the greatest Westerns ever made. SPECIAL FEATURES Commentary with Contributions from Directors John Carpenter, John Milius & Alex Cox, Film Historians Sir Christopher Frayling & Dr. Sheldon Hall, and Cast & Crew An Opera Of Violence The Wages Of Sin Something To Do With Death Railroad: Revolutionising The West Locations Then & Now Production Gallery Theatrical Trailer
Director Richard Brooks' marvellous ode to friendship, loyalty and disillusionment The Professionals may not have the stylistic bravado or fatalistic doom of Sam Peckinpah's more famous The Wild Bunch, but Brooks' storytelling is simple and steady and just as insightful. The difference is that Brooks is a lot more optimistic. Lee Marvin and Burt Lancaster are buddies who have drifted into oblivion after fighting together in the Mexican Revolution. Marvin, the principled loyalist and munitions expert, lost his wife and his heart. Lancaster, the dynamite expert and unprincipled adventurer, keeps losing his pants. They team up with wrangler Robert Ryan and archer Woody Strode to rescue the beguiling Claudia Cardinale, who has been kidnapped by their old revolutionary buddie Jack Palance. So it's back into bloody Mexico they go on a "mission of mercy" for railroad tycoon Ralph Bellamy, who's paying handsomely for the return of his wife. But nothing is what it seems in this exciting, existential adventure, which was beautifully shot by Conrad Hall. Sarcastic quips, philosophical musings and heart-rending reversals underlie Brooks' humanistic sentiments. These are tired, world-weary men who somehow find the strength and the will to pull together for the sake of love and commitment. Through it all, Brooks seems to be lamenting a decline in professionalism much deeper than his story. He's decrying Hollywood and the society at large, anticipating Peckinpah's later strategy. --Bill Desowitz
Black StallionFrom its turbulent beginning in a storm-swept sea to its unforgettable horse race finale, The Black Stallion is a movie landmark. One of the most highly praised productions of its day, it is a wonderful experience for adults and for kids. When a shipwreck leaves Alec (Kelly Reno) - a courageous young boy - and The Black - a wild Arabian stallion - stranded on a desolate island, the two share a frightening adventure of survival which forges a lasting bond of friendship between them. Upon their rescue, Alec and the magnificent horse continue their adventures when they join forces with ex-jockey and horse trainer, Henry Dailey (Mickey Rooney). Recognising the winning combination of The Black's remarkable spirit and Alec's unwavering devotion to his friend, Dailey takes both under his wing and prepares them to go head to head with the world's best thoroughbreds in the race of the century. Black Stallion 2He would go to the ends of the earth to rescue his most treasured friend... a champion racehorse named Black. This remarkable story about the relationship between a young boy and his horse is a magnificent spectacle with adventures the whole family can enjoy. Co-starring Teri Garr (Tootsie) in a heartfelt performance, The Black Stallion Returns is an unforgettable journey of courage, hope and friendship that knows no bounds. Black is a stunning fire-and-silk stallion celebrated the world over. But to his young American owner, Alec Ramsay (Kelly Reno), he's much more. So, when the amazing animal is stolen, Alec will stop at nothing to get him back - from stowing away on a plane to Casablanca to crossing the brutal Sahara desert. With the help of a friend named Raj (Vincent Spano), Alec finally unravels the mystery of Black's theft...only to discover that he must overcome even greater odds to reclaim his beloved horse.
Lt. Joe Clemons has been given the order: take Pork Chop Hill. If it's taken by the Chinese US negotiators at the Panmunjom peace conference would lose face with their Communist adversaries - an unthinkable outcome. And so Clemons leads his troops into combat to fight for an objective that they know to be strategically pointless. But they also know that an order is an order. They must take Pork Chop Hill or die trying...
In the early 1860s the Gatling gun was invented and the Wild West was never to be the same again! Some believed the gun was pure evil a machine so potent and capable of such destruction that no one man should be able to wield its awesome power. Others saw it as a means to winning the West once and for all. When the US Cavalry is sent to deal with the rouge Indian Two-Knife the Gatling gun is at the centre of a bloody and savage tug of war and when the stakes are this high it's not easy to tell who is your friend or who is your foe.
A young boy stows away from America to North Africa to rescue his black stallion from the Berber sheikh who stole the horse.
Episodes Comprise: Django: Banned in UK until the 90s Sergio Corbucci's influential western stars Franco Nero as Django the mysterious lone gunfighter who arrives in a bleak muddrenched town. Caught in the middle of a violent feud between two gangs of sadistic bandits Django will need to fight for his life armed with his devastating revolving Gatling gun. A Bullet For The General aka QUIEN SABE? During the Mexican Revolution a gang of bandits led by the charismatic El Chuncho (a mesmerising Gian Maria Volont'' - of the DOLLARS films) are stealing weapons for the rebel General Elias. During a raid on a train a mysterious gringo Tate assists the bandits by killing the train driver. Tate infiltrates the gang which also includes the crazed priest El Santo (Klaus Kinski) and the beautiful Adelita (007's Martine Beswick). But Tate is in fact a covert US assassin sent to kill the rebel General Elias. Featuring music by Oscar Winner Ennio Morricone. Keoma is director Enzo G. Castellari 's (The Bronx Warriors; the original Inglorious Bastards) acknowledged masterpiece. Franco Nero stars as Keoma a gunslinger who on his return to his hometown finds his half brothers have joined the evil gang of a sadistic local villain. Intent on restoring law and order Keoma aided by the banjo-playing (Woody Strode) must fight this horde of ruthless killers to the bitter deadly end.
A group of ultra-civilised European aristocrats on a hunting tour of New Mexico have to face a violent conflict with the real West...
Police Comissioner Datti is investigating the murder of a female doctor whose murderer seems to be a thirty-fivish year old man. Soon another murder follows: Pianist Robert Dominici's girlfriend is found killed. The killer also challenges Datti on the phone and says he can't be caught since he has a secret which makes him invulnerable. In the meantime the clues seems to point in strange directions...
CHE! is a controversial and bizarre sixties cult classic. It tells the story of Argentinian revolutionary Ernesto 'Che' Guevara who helped Fidel Castro in his struggle against the corrupt Batista regime eventually resulting in the overthrow of that government and Castro's taking over of Cuba. The film covers Guevara's life from when he first landed in Cuba in 1956 to his death in an ambush by government troops in the mountains of Bolivia in 1967.
Cat Stevens and Hutch Bessy are back for one last round of blazing Western action. This time the pair find themselves riding across the plains and encountering gunfighters (who they try to avoid) and easy frontier women (who they don't).
Amidst the steaming hell-hole of a dying civilisation where the brutality of the West meets the stealth and cunning of the East a blazing battle is fought between their two nations employing men whose only desires are for death and destruction. Amongst the dying and mortally wounded a man meets a woman and this is their story their nightmare.
This special two-disc DVD set features two classic Spaghetti Westerns starring the inimitable Franco Nero in Enzo G. Castellari's seminal and highly acclaimed masterpiece 'Keoma' and Ferdinando Baldi's rarely-seen gem 'Texas Adios'.
In a world reliant on fuel machinery oil fields mean wealth and fortune and the competition is fierce. Several oil wells in Abu Lambeth have caught fire and rival groups of fire-fighters have not been sent to control the flames. They'll end up battling more than just the blaze. It won't take much to turn the small flames into a billion dollar fire.
Bulletproof: An unstoppable force is about to meet an immovable object as tough LA cop Frank 'Bulletproof' McBain embarks on a dangerous mission to retrieve a top secret attack vehicle. The vehicle code named Thunderblast can withstand the impact of just about any weapon imaginable. Cuban Libayan and Russian terrorists plan to seize the much coveted battle machine at a Mexican village near the Texan border. A convoy led by the beautiful Lt. Devon Shepard is escorting Thunderblast when it is ambushed by the terrorists led by the Mexican General Brogardo and the Libayan Col. Kartiff. The ruthless Brogardo and Kartiff want Devon to show them how to operate Thunderblast. The corageous Devon initially resists but is finally forced to cooperate when members of her convoy begin to be systematically executed. Only one man has the skills and knowledge of the area to rescue the hostages and Thunderblast: ex-government agent now LA cop Frank McBain better known as 'Bulletproof'. The Preppie Murder: Based on a true story The Preppie Murder begins on August 26 1986. This was the day that eighteen year old Jennifer Levin was strangled to death in New York's Central Park. The prime suspect Jennifer's nineteen year old boyfriend Robert confesses to the crime. The well to do young man insists that the killing was accidental he claims that it occured during a 'rough sex' session that Jennifer had initiated. The ensuing media frenzy forces the old 'she asked for it' defence to rear its ugly head. Oil: In a world reliant on fuel machinery oil fields mean wealth and fortune and the competition is fierce. Several oil wells in Abu Lambeth have caught fire and rival groups of fire-fighters have not been sent to control the flames. They'll end up battling more than just the blaze. It won't take much to turn the small flames into a billion dollar fire.
Toy Soldiers: When Amy and seven of her college friends take her parents yacht for a vacation under the watchful eye of ex-marine veteran and skipper 'Sarge' Ford nothing could have prepared them for the trouble they were about to find themselves in. After an accident on the yacht Amy and a few of her friends decide to head inland for medical help but soon realise this is the last thing they will receive. The friends are taken hostage by a group of revolutionary guerrillas who plan to use the Americans as bargaining chips in their war against the Government. 'Sarge' launches a rescue mission but only he and Amy manage to escape leaving her friends in the hands of the terrorists. Safely back at home Amy learns that the American government is unwilling to negotiate the release of the hostages. It's up to Amy to go back in there and get her friends out... Kampuchea Express: Amidst the steaming hell-hole of a dying civilisation where the brutality of the West meets the stealth and cunning of the East a blazing battle is fought between their two nations employing men whose only desires are for death and destruction. Amongst the dying and mortally wounded a man meets a woman and this is their story their nightmare. War Dog: Charles Stewart was unable to accept that his brother Rick had died in Vietnam so he started to investigate what he believed to be a government cover up. A journalist shows Charles a captured video film of a recent attempted political assassination amongst the assailants Charles recognises his brother. He also recognises Spacek his former commanding officer in Vietnam a sadistic evil man. Spacek has been recruited for a secret government project to create prefect soldiers emotionless calculating the ultimate in killing machines. In reality the government has created a walking nightmare that's out of their control and they order Spacek to terminate the project. Charles locates his brother and attempts to rescue him from the doomed experiment. Together the two brothers try to escape but Spacek knows his security has been breached and lets his war dogs loose on their trail resulting in a bloody and final conflict.
Gladiator: The great Roman General Maximus (Russell Crowe) has once again led the legions to victory on the battlefield. The war won Maximus dreams of home wanting only to return to his wife and son; however the dying Emperor Marcus Aurelius (Richard Harris) has one more duty for the general - to assume the mantle of his power. Jealous of Maximus' favor with the emperor the heir to the throne Commodus (Joaquin Phoenix) orders his execution - and that of his family. Barely escaping death Maximus is forced into slavery and trained as a gladiator in the arena where his fame grows. Now he has come to Rome intent on avenging the murder of his wife and son by killing the new emperor; Commodus.... Spartacus: Stanley Kubrick's film tells the tale of Spartacus the bold gladiator slave and Virinia the woman who believed in his cause. Challenged by the power-hungry General Crassus Spartacus is forced to face his convictions and the power of Imperial Rome at its glorious height. A classic inspirational true account of one man's struggle for freedom Spartacus combines history with spectacle to recreate a moving drama of love and commitment.
He bought six men out of hell and they brought it with them. Very much a traditional western 'The Revengers' stars William Holden (The Wild Bunch) as a peacful rancher driven to revenge when his family are murdered.
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