101 Films presents Screamers (1995), an actionpacked scifi thriller starring Peter Weller (Robocop), based on Philip K. Dick's short story Second Variety, and title 013 on the 101 Films Black Label. The year is 2078. The man is rebel Alliance Commander Col. Joseph Hendricksson (Weller), assigned to protect the Sirius 6B outpost from ravage and plunder at the hands of the New Economic Bloc. His stateoftheart weaponry are known as Screamers: manmade killing devices programmed to eliminate all enemy life forms. Screamers travel underground, their intent to kill announced by piercing shrieks. They dissect their victims with sushi precision, then eradicate all traces of the carnage. They are lethal. Effective. Tidy. And somehow, they are mutating selfreplicating into human form and slaughtering every beating heart on the planet. Special Features: Brand New Extras Commentary with film critic Kevin Lyons Limited edition booklet: Includes In Space, No One Cares if You Scream' by Liam Hathaway and When the Machines Rock: Philip K. Dick and the Dystopian Dream' by Scott Harrison Additional Extras Northern Frights An interview with director Christian Duguay Orchestrating The Future An interview with producer Tom Berry More Screamer Than Human An interview with cowriter Miguel TejadaFlores From Runaway To Space An interview with actress Jennifer Rubin Theatrical Trailer
Cinderella is a timeless classic and this new version brings a modern spin to the story while keeping firmly in mind the love and care the original source material requires. The story unfolds in mid-1950's Rome, a giddy time of renewal for the city, filled with romanticism and spanning the threshold between our modern world and that of the past. The first post-WWII decade in Rome was an exciting time of rebirth for a city and people who had weathered many a storm. Similar to Cinderella who, faced with brutal adversity, discovers her destiny and finds true love the mid-50's were a time when not only Rome, but also the world at large, embraced a renewed prosperity and lust for life. Although the famous film, La Dolce Vita (The Good Life) was a few years away Romans had already coined the phrase. It was a time when TV was making a strong emergence and would grow into a worldwide phenomenon, revolutionizing the culture. 'The paparazzo' (an Italian invention) was catching the glamour of celebrities and excitement of new wealth that were sweeping Rome. Our story begins with AURORA as a budding teenager and a pianist. She lost her mother at her birth, but has the enduring love of her well-known conductor father, VALERIO. Bringing the same passion, commitment and devotion to his beloved daughter as he does to his music, Valerio marries Aurora's governess, IRENE, hoping to give his daughter a new family. As fate would have it, Aurora accidentally ventures into the estate next door and meets a mysterious neighbour, SEBASTIAN. A few years older than her, he seems to be her soul mate - a sensitive boy, who dreams to be a writer one day. Feeling that deep connection, Aurora falls in love for the first time. But the magic of the moment is brutally interrupted when Valerio has a heart attack and dies, unaware that he made a grave mistake by trusting Irene with his last will, which was supposed to protect Aurora. The girl's resolve is truly tested when she realises that Irene and her two selfish daughters have no intention of treating her like an equal. Soon after Valerio's death, Irene turns his villa into a boutique hotel and forces Aurora to work there as a servant. The prospect of seeing Sebastian again is also cut short when Aurora finds out that he and his family left the estate for good. As the misery of her new life fully sinks in, Aurora clings to her music and the precious memories of meeting Sebastian. A copy of his beloved book, The Little Price, which he gave to her during their magical encounter, becomes her best companion and emotional anchor until. Eight years later, Sebastian appears again. Thrilled, Aurora hopes to reconnect with the beautiful and artistic prince she first met reading the pages of his book. But life has been pretty difficult for Sebastian as well. Due to some tragic circumstances, he seems greatly changed. Having adopted the manner and values of a budding businessman to please his overly ambitious father, Sebastian has buried his dreams and is only focused on maintaining his family's fortune. Immersed in a potential merger between his father's company and an Italian industrialist, Sebastian faces off with a mysterious American millionaire, MRS. COOPER, who tries to steal the deal from him. Once a silent era movie star, who has since made her fortune in oil, Mrs. Cooper also turns out to be Aurora's long estranged grandmother. Staying incognito at Irene's hotel, she tries to win her granddaughter's love and forgiveness. Unaware of that connection, Aurora ironically relies on the old lady's wisdom, trying to win Sebastian s love and hoping to change him back into the artistic spirit that he once was.
Starring Robert Carlyle as the Nazi dictator, Hitler: The Rise of Evil is a lavish made-for-TV two-parter that traces Adolf Hitler's early life, including his boyhood in Austria and impoverished period as a struggling artist in Vienna, culminating in 1934, by which time he had assumed the chancellorship of Germany. We bear witness to the rhetoric, ruthlessness and obsessive determination that propelled him to power, despite the best efforts of opponents like Matthew Modine's campaigning journalist. His inadequate but despotic relationships with women, such as his tragic half-niece Geli Raubal, are also examined. Carlyle fares very well in what is traditionally considered the invidious task of bringing Hitler to dramatic life, conveying him plausibly as an impenetrably evil man, complex but irredeemable. However, this drama fails to explain just how and why such a pathetic, psychotic, unattractive individual such as Hitler could make such an immediate, profound impression on, for example, Ernst Hanfstangl and his wife Nina (ER's Julianne Margulies). Disproportionate attention is paid to Hitler's relationship to this American-born couple, perhaps as a sop to US audiences. In contrast, the social, cultural and political context of inter-war Germany is skimpily depicted here, making Hitler's ascendancy seem almost absurd. On the DVD: Hitler: The Rise of Evil is, as you would expect, a decent transfer from the TV original, but there are no additional features. --David Stubbs
After 10 years of devastating warfare on Planet Sirius 6B a distant mining planet Commander Joseph Hendricksson (Peter Weller) is assigned to protect his outpost from the New Economic Block. His scientists have created a perfect weapon designed to destroy all enemy life - a blade wielding self-replicating race of killing devices known as Screamers. But something has gone wrong - the Screamers continue to evolve without any human guidance cloning themselves into human form and obliterating all forms of human life. Betrayed by his own political leaders and disgusted by the atrocities of the endless war Hendricksson decides he must negotiate peace with the enemy. But to do so he must first destroy the very weapon he helped to create - the Screamers!
The extraordinary story tells of a quest that took as illiterate French peasant girl and transformed her into one of the most revered leaders of all time.
Psychological thriller about a group of teenagers who receive more than they bargained for when they are sent to rehab. In an effort to put them back on the straight and narrow, the youngsters are transported to the latest, hi-tech rehabilitation centre in Fiji. On arrival, however, they quickly discover that the facility is being run as an old style penitentiary bootcamp, complete with regular beatings and brainwashing, and realise that to survive, they'll have to make a stand against their ...
Scanners (Dir. David Cronenberg 1981): Cameron Vale is living on the fringe of society self-induced due to his telepathic ability to read other people's minds. Darryl Revok has the same condition and is the head of an underground association of so-called Scanners that want world domination. When Vale is taken to Dr Paul Ruth as a result of supposed insanity he's enlisted into a program that will involve him in a battle against his fellow Scanners. Scanners 2 - The New Order (Dir. Christian Duguay 1991): In order to take over the city corrupt police commander Forrester intends to use a telepathic breed of human Scanners. To control the Scanners Forrester enlists the help of evil scientist Dr Morse who wants to conduct mind control experiments on the Scanners with a new drug. Unfortunately the side effects render the Scanners incapable so Forrester finds David Kellum a good rational Scanner who unaware of his own powers agrees to work with him. Scanners 3 - The Takeover (Dir. Christian Duguay 1992): A young lovable Scanner with extraordinary telepathic powers transforms into a murderous megalomaniac after taking one of her father's experimental drugs. After taking over his pharmaceutical drugs company the deranged Scanner runs amok on a killing spree and takes over a television company in her quest for world domination. Will her Scanner brother fresh from a spell in a Thai Monastery have the power to stop her?
The intense thriller The Assignment is a work of fiction with a factual basis. Aidan Quinn stars as Annibal Ramirez, an American naval officer with a striking resemblance to real-life international terrorist Carlos "the Jackal" Sanchez, the scourge of innocent people all over the world in the 1970s and 80s. Mistaken for Sanchez by the Israeli Mossad, Ramirez is arrested but subsequently recruited by the Mossad and the CIA to pose as Sanchez and set him up as a traitor to his underwriters. Ramirez leaves his family, receives training in all aspects of Sanchez's life, and is pulled into the netherworld of terrorism and espionage. Director Christian Duguay (Screamers) wisely emphasises character growth over obligatory action, drawing compelling portraits of an American intelligence official (Donald Sutherland) preoccupied with Sanchez; his Israeli counterpart (Ben Kingsley) and Ramirez himself, a man whose identity has merged with a monster's. --Tom Keogh
The follow-up to Nicholas Vanier's 2013 adaptation of CÃ©cile Aubry's novel sees the 1940s French boy/dog duo return for more Alpine escapades. September 1945, everybody is celebrating the end of the war. Young Sebastian (FÃ©lix Bossuet), now ten years old, waits with faithful Belle for Angelina's (Margaux ChÃ¢telier) return. When news reaches the village that her plane crashed deep in the Transalpine forest, Sebastian's grandfather knows a man who can help them find her. On their mission to locate Angelina, Belle and Sebastian must face peril, risk their lives and confront a secret...
Scanners: Cameron Vale (Stephen Lack) is living on the fringe of society self induced due to his telepathic ability to read other people's minds. Darryl Revok (Michael Ironside) has the same condition and is the head of an underground association of scanners that want world domination. When Vale is taken to Dr. Paul Ruth (Patrick McGoohan) as a result of supposed insanity he's enlisted into a program that will involve him in a battle against his fellow scanners. Scanners 2: In order to take over the city corrupt police commander Forrester (Yvan Ponton) intends to use a telepathic breed of human scanners. To control the scanners Forrester enlists the help of evil scientist Dr. Morse (Tom Butler) who wants to conduct mind control experiments on the scanners with a new drug. Unfortunately the side effects render the scanners incapable so Forrester finds David Kellum (David Hewlett) a good rational scanner who unaware of his own powers agrees to work with him. Will Kellum discover Forrester's real motive and prevent the 'New Order' from being established? Scanners 3: Ayoung lovable scanner (Liliana Komorowska) with extraordinary telepathic powers transforms into a murderous megalomaniac after taking one of her father's experimental drugs. After taking over his pharmaceutical company the deranged scanner runs amok on a killing spree and takes over a television company in her quest for world domination. Will her scanner brother (Steve Parrish) fresh from a spell in a Thai Monastery have the power to stop her?
Starring Shirley MacLaine and Malcolm McDowell Coco Chanel is the rags-to- riches tale charting the rise of one of the most influential fashion icons of the 20th century. From her humble childhood in a French orphanage through her early days as a young dressmaker's assistant to her passionate and tragic love with a dashing Englishman and ultimately to her success as a pioneering icon. Coco Chanel is an epic true story of a glamorous woman who was hard to love and even harder to ignore.
A 16 year-old girl from the Ukraine joins a modeling agency seeking a better life in the United States; in South-East Asia a 12 year-old American girl is on holiday with her parents; in Prague a young mother is swept off her feet by a wealthy businessman. Soon all these women have disappeared. They are young vulnerable and have become prey to a dark criminal element specialising in human trafficking - a billion dollar industry where humans are bought and sold for the business of sexual gratification. It's the job of Kate Morozov (Oscar winner Mira Sorvino Mighty Aphrodite) a detective for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to help find the men responsible. From a torture chamber in the suburbs of New York to the flesh-peddlers of Russia the hunt is on as the fates of unyielding ICE agents defenseless victims and their soulless oppressors collide in a shocking conspiracy of global proportions.
A group of extreme snow boarders hit the Alps for a commercial shoot, but when one of the cameramen stumbles upon a group of terrorists hiding in the mountains, their script goes out the window.
In a time of war hunger and fear a child of the farmlands would change the fate of a nation. Her faith gave her a mission. Her king gave her a command. Her country became her army. She brought freedom to her people until the people who praised her plotted to destroy her. Hers is a tale of boundless faith and unfaltering courage... the extraordinary story of a quest that took an illiterate French peasant girl and transformed her into one of the most revered leaders of all time.
A young lovable Scanner with extraordinary telepathic powers transforms into a murderous megalomaniac after taking one of her father's experimental drugs. After taking over his pharmaceutical drugs company the deranged Scanner runs amok on a killing spree and takes over a television company in her quest for world domination. Will her Scanner brother fresh from a spell in a Thai Monastery have the power to stop her?
In this sequel to David Cronenberg's original classic a corrupt, power-crazed police official has high ambitions and plans to use the telepathic power of scanners to achieve his goal. With the aid of scientist and a new drug he believes he can control their minds to do his bidding but a rogue Scanner has other plans.
The woman who changed the look' of the entire century. The fascinating, elegant, unreachable Gabrielle Coco Chanel was a girl from humble origins that sought liberation through her work. Her success was due to her talent and undying determination. She changed the image and role for women forever - but her only real desire was just to be loved.
In this final instalment of the trilogy that began with David Cronenberg's classic shocker, a scanner named Helena takes an experimental drug which turns her into a psychotic killer. As she goes on a murderous rampage with visions of world domination only one man can stop her, her brother Alex.
Wesley Snipes stars as an international security expert framed by terrorists determined to bring down the UN.
Katy and Guy Nest set sail on a trip to try to save their marriage and find love again. However things don't go according to plan when their quiet cruise turns into a deadly nightmare after rescuing Nick and Eliza from a stranded cabin cruiser. Adrift on a sea of fear they become prisoners who must fight desperately to save their lives.
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