Humphrey Bogart stars in this classic adventure comedy directed by John Huston and written by Truman Capote. One of a disparate group of fortune-seekers looking to claim uranium-rich land East Africa, a hard-up Billy Dannreuther (Bogart) faces the swindling machinations of his cohorts as they await passage from an Italian port. But with scheming and ruses aplenty, will this motley crew miss the boat completely...? Presented in a new 4K restoration, this wry send-up of noir classics including Huston's own The Maltese Falcon - features an all-star cast including Jennifer Jones, Gina Lollobrigida and Peter Lorre . Special Features: Presented in High Definition and Standard Definiton **FIRST PRESSING ONLY** Fully illustrated booklet featuring new writing on the film
Based on an improbable but true story, Cool Runnings concerns the Jamaican bobsled team that competed in the 1988 Winter Olympics. Director Jon Turteltaub (Phenomenon) does a fine job with both the absurdity of the situation (the athletes had never even seen snow) and the passion behind it (their desire to compete and win). John Candy, in one of his last roles, is touching as a disgraced coach who seizes the opportunity to work with the Jamaicans as a chance for redemption. The bobsled scenes look good and the races are exciting. The climax, which is entirely unexpected, takes the film to a wholly different level, even if events in the story don't quite match the facts. --Tom Keogh
At 'Consolidated' the office manager (Tomlin) the vice president's secretary (Parton) and the newest employee (Fonda) become great friends as they share their resentment about their egotistical sexist boss (Dabney Coleman). When they inadvertently get a chance to take revenge they institute a host of popular office procedures in his absence - even as their scheme spins wildly out of control! Full of witty social commentary this delightful comedy marks Dolly Parton's first film d
Zavvi - The Home of Pop Culture The world's most lethal odd couple bodyguard Michael Bryce (Ryan Reynolds) and hitman Darius Kincaid (Samuel L. Jackson) are back on another life-threatening mission. Still unlicensed and under scrutiny, Bryce is forced into action by Darius's even more volatile wife, the infamous international con artist Sonia Kincaid (Salma Hayek). As Bryce is driven over the edge by his two most dangerous protectees, the trio get in over their heads in a global plot and soon find that they are all that stand between Europe and a vengeful and powerful madman (Antonio Banderas). Joining in the fun and deadly mayhem is Morgan Freeman as well, you'll have to see. Special Features Ryan, Sam, Salma: One F'd Up Family Gone Soft: The New Michael Bryce The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard: #stuntlife On the Set of The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard Gag Reel
Crazy Rich Asians follows native New Yorker Rachel Chu (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her longtime boyfriend, Nick Young (Henry Golding), to his best friend's wedding in Singapore. Excited about visiting Asia for the first time but nervous about meeting Nick's family, Rachel is unprepared to learn that Nick has neglected to mention a few key details about his life. It turns out that he is not only the scion of one of the country's wealthiest families but also one of its most sought-after bachelors. Being on Nick's arm puts a target on Rachel's back, with jealous socialites and, worse, Nick's own disapproving mother (Michelle Yeoh) taking aim. And it soon becomes clear that while money can't buy love, it can definitely complicate things.
Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. Her picture has been plastered on the cover of every magazine, and every time she makes a move, the entire world knows about it.
WHAT WE DID ON OUR HOLIDAY is a hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempt to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family. Doug and Abi and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s birthday party where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability. From 9 year old Lottie’s notebook to keep track of the lies so she remembers which ones to tell to 4 year old Jess’s perverse attachment to a brick named Norman signalling her maladjustment a mile off the parents are kept on tenterhooks and a week has never seemed such a long time. But it’s middle child Mickey and his granddad’s shared passion for Vikings which gives rise to the most far-reaching and unexpected consequences when a day at the beach turns to tragedy and the children take matters into their own hands.
For anyone who's ever been set up, stood up or felt up Celebrate 20 years of Bridget Jones with the 3 Movie Collection, includes 24 page behind the scenes booklet Join Britain's favourite singleton, Bridget Jones, in three delightful comedies that follow her through the ups and downs of modern romance with the Bridget Jones 3-Movie Collection! OscarÂ® winners RenÃ©e Zellweger and Colin Firth star in these laugh-outloud films, joined by Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones's Diary, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason) and Patrick Dempsey (Bridget Jones's Baby). Featuring heart-warming romantic moments and relatable situations, the Bridget Jones collection is a trilogy to watch again and again. Bonus Features: Feature Commentary Deleted and Alternate Scenes Behind the Scenes Gag Reel Extended End Credits The Making of Bridget Jones's Babywith RenÃ©e Zellweger, Patrick Dempsey and Colin Firth PLUS MUCH MORE!
Some comedies secure cult status after just one episode. The first series of Phoenix Nights, created by and starring Bolton-born comic Peter Kay, is one of those rare gems that few saw on first showing but that everyone was soon talking about. Wheelchair-bound Brian Potter (Kay) runs the Phoenix, a shabby social club populated by an assortment of wonderfully observed characters. It's grim up North and despite the best efforts of the staff to inject life into the proceedings--be it an alternative comedy night, a version of Robot Wars in Potter's beloved Pennine Suite or a Wild West extravaganza--each evening's entertainment always ends badly. Undaunted, the Phoenix denizens continue to strive for their dream: a world in which "clubland never dies". Even though Kay is the focus of the show (having also directed and penned the series), this is no star vehicle; the hapless security guards, the club entertainer Jerry, and Ray Von the dodgy DJ all combine in an ensemble comedy the like of which hasn't been seen since Fawlty Towers. You have to watch it a couple of times just to catch all the visual gags, let alone pick up on all the nuances of the brilliantly written script. If you missed it first time round, now's your chance to own one of the best British sit-coms of recent years. On the DVD: Phoenix Nights on disc comes with a plethora of extras to enjoy. "One Man and His Horse" is behind the scenes footage of Trigger and his handler (who is almost as entertaining as his charge); there are some great deleted scenes, trailers for the first series and an episode-by-episode sequence of outtakes where the cast hilarity is definitely contagious. A commentary from Kay and some of the team consists more of reminiscence than information, but is well worth a listen. --Kristen Bowditch
The director and stars of 1998's You've Got Mail scored a breakthrough hit with this hugely popular romantic comedy from 1993, about a recently engaged woman (Meg Ryan) who hears the sad story of a grieving widower (Tom Hanks) on the radio and believes that they are destined to be together. She's single in New York, he lives in Seattle with a young son, but the cross-country attraction proves irresistible and pretty soon Meg's on a westbound flight. What happens from there is... well, you must have been living in a cave to have let this sweet-hearted comedy slip below your pop-cultural radar. There's little complexity or depth to writer-director Nora Ephron's cheesy tale of a romantic fait accompli, and more than a little contrivance to the subplots that threaten to keep Hanks and Ryan from actually meeting. But the purity of star chemistry here is hard to deny, and this may be the first film to indicate the more serious and sympathetic side of Hanks that is revealed in later roles. With its clever jokes about "chick movies" and repeated homage to the classic weeper An Affair to Remember, this may not be everybody's brand of amorous entertainment, but it's got an old-Hollywood charm that appeals to many a movie fan. --Jeff Shannon, Amazon.com
Real-life couple Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn star in this enjoyable 1987 comedy by Garry Marshall (Pretty Woman) about an imperious heiress (Hawn) who loses her memory after a boating accident and is identified as the wife of a handyman (Russell). Russell's character brings her "home" to his messy house and unruly kids and the laughs follow as the aristocratic Hawn tries fitting in. Marshall delivers the comic goods, the leads are entertaining (Russell needs to do more comedy) and the supporting cast is made up of happily familiar faces, including Roddy McDowall, Edward Herrmann, and Marshall favourite Hector Elizondo in an unbilled bit part. --Tom Keogh
A young girl and her family head across the US so she can compete in a beauty pageant - prepare a trip you'll never forget.
Police Academy The call went out. The recruits came in. No longer would police cadets have to meet standards of height weight or other requirements. Brains were optional too. Can't spell IQ? Don't know the number 911? No matter. Police Academy grads are ready to uphold law and disorder! Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment When the newly graduated misfits in blue tangle with these pinheaded punks the result is an open-and-shut case of nonstop hilarity!. Steve Guttenberg George Gaynes and other Police Academy originals return to the roll call: it's a riot (a laugh-riot) in the streets! Police Academy 3: Back In Training A budget crisis has decreed that only one of the state's two cop schools can survive so the race is on to see which academy can avoid the axe by turning out the superior force. Mahoney Hightower Tackleberry Jones Hooks and Callahan - led by eternally befuddled Cmdt. Lassard (George Gaynes) - mobilize hilariously in their alma mater's defense. You have the right to remain silent - but you'll end up howling! Police Academy 4: Citizens On Patrol Cmdt. Lassard (Gaynes) decides to toughen up Neighborhood Watch groups by training them to be Citizens On Patrol or COPs. And guess who the instructors are? The same grads who thought the Fs on their own report card meant Fantastic. Leave it to our hapless heroes to save the day by taking to the skies on biplanes and balloons for a frantic finale. All aboard! Police Academy 5: Assignment - Miami Beach Our badge-carrying bunglers are in Miami for a convention honoring Cmdt. Lassard. But crime doesn't take a vacation even if our heroes do. So join your armed and hilarious favorites. If there's a 'Most Wanted' List for laughter these loony coppers have just gotta be on it! Police Academy 6: City Under Siege A mysterious Mr. Big is the mastermind behind a gang that robs banks and jewelers. Solving the case won't take a mastermind just an arsenal of gags and goofiness in the fun Police Academy tradition! Police Academy 7: Mission To Moscow Addled Cmdt. Lassard motor-mouth Jones gun fanatic Tackleberry curvaceous Callahan and human steam vent Harris join forces with Moscow's Chief of Police (Christopher Lee) and an icy-as-a-tundra translator (Claire Forlani). They take on the Godfather of the Russian mob (Ron Perlman) whose computer program plays like a video game but can actually steal money or goods planetwide without a trace. Prepare to kick some buttski!
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron BurgundyThere was a time before cable when the local anchorman reigned supreme... Enter the hard-hitting world of 1970s local TV news where Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) and his loyal Channel 4 News Team (Paul Rudd Steve Carell and David Koechner) are San Diego's #1 rated news source. All is well in their male-dominated world of news until beautiful rising-star reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) turns it all upside down. Sparks don't just fly they ignite an all-out war between two perfectly coiffed anchor-persons. Anchorman 2: The Legend ContinuesSeven years after capturing the heart of his co-anchor and wife Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered the chance of lifetime: to be in on the world's first 24-hour global cable news network GNN in New York City. The newsman quickly rounds up his classic news team - sports guy Champ Kind (David Koechner) man on the street Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and weatherman Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) - and heads to The Big Apple. Upon arriving he is quickly challenged by his strong female boss Linda Jackson (Meagan Good) Australian multi-millionaire network owner Kench Allenby (Josh Lawson) and a chiseled popular lead anchor Jack Lime (James Marsden). It's up to Ron and the team to find their own way to the top of news - and the top of the ratings.
In this crowd-pleasing 1983 comedy of high finance about a homeless con artist who becomes a Wall Street robber baron, Eddie Murphy consolidated the success of his startling debut in the previous year's 48 Hours and polished his slick-winner persona. The turnabout begins with an argument between super-rich siblings, played by Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche: are captains of industry, they wonder, born or made? To settle the issue, the meanies construct a cruel experiment in social Darwinism. Preppie commodities trader Dan Aykroyd (perfectly cast) is stripped of all his worldly goods and expelled from the firm, and Murphy's smelly derelict is appointed to take his place, graduating to tailored suits and a world-class harem in record time. Eventually the two men team up to teach the nasty old manipulators a lesson, cornering the market in frozen orange juice futures in the process. Director John Landis (The Blues Brothers) doesn't have the world's lightest touch, but he hits most of the jokes hard and quite a few of them pay off. Trading Places is also a landmark film for fans of Jamie Lee Curtis. --David Chute, Amazon.com
Derek Zoolander is back and better-looking than ever in this outrageously funny sequel to the smash hit. Derek and Hansel were once top male supermodels, now reunited to uncover an international conspiracy against the world's most beautiful people. Bonus Features: The Zoolander Legacy Go Big or Go Rome Drake Sather: The Man Who Created Zoolander Youth Milk
Bill and Ted are two cool dudes but to their teacher they are high school no-hopers. They fantasise about forming a band called 'Wyld Stallyns' - one day they'll put themselves together and learn to play guitar. But unless Ted achieves the seemingly impossible and passes a history presentation he will be shipped off to military school. End of friendship. A figure from the future appears in the nick of time providing a time-travelling phone booth. The two jump in and out of different eras collecting historical figures (from Socrates to Billy the Kid) and confronting them with West Coast culture!
Miss Emmeline Lucas known universally to her friends as Lucia is a dreadful snob but in Miss Elizabeth Mapp of Mallards Lucia meets her match. On the surface they are the most genteel of society ladies but beneath the veneer of politeness and etiquette lies a bitter and seething malice. There is no plan too devious no plot too cunning no depths to which they would not sink in order to win the battle for social supremacy. Using their deadly weapons of garden parties bridge eve
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