Titles Comprise: Oceans 11: Danny Ocean (Sinatra) gets his old army unit back together to help him pull off a daring raid robbing several Vegas casinos at once undercover of a blackout. The first Rat Pack film with a host of famous faces and some classic old school Vegas landscapes. Robin And The 7 Hoods: The Rat Pack retell the Robin Hood story in the form of Chicago gangsters with Sinatra as Robin and the Merry Men played by the usual gang of faces. The boys take on the evil racketeers in a bid to help save a local orphanage and become local heroes whilst their at it. This time round the gang are joined by the ultimate crooner of them all Bing Crosby. Four For Texas: Frank and Dean head out West in this action packed cowboy adventure that sees the two of them join up to start a casino. Along the way the guys get up to their usual tricks of fighting and womanising in this comedy Western from the powerhouse director Robert Aldrich. Watch out for Western legend Jack Elam in a small but great part.
A group of unlikely traveling companions find themselves on the same stagecoach to Cheyenne. They include a drunken doctor, a bar girl who's been thrown out of town, a professional gambler, a traveling liquor salesman, a banker who has decided to embezzle money, a gunslinger out for revenge and a young woman going to join her army captain husband. All have secrets but when they are set upon by an Indian war party and then a family of outlaws, they find they must all work together if they are to stay alive.
A collection of seven films starring Elvis Presley. Elvis made his acting debut in Love Me Tender (1956), starring as a young Texan farmer who, upon hearing of his older brother (Richard Egan)'s death in the Civil War, marries his sweetheart (Debra Paget). When the older brother returns from the war alive and well, a bitter feud between the siblings begins. In Flaming Star (1960), Presley plays the son of a white rancher (John McIntire) and a Kiowa Indian (Dolores del Rio) who finds himself caught between the settlers and the Kiowas when his mother's people go on the warpath. Attempting to act as peacemaker, he only becomes embroiled in the violence. In Wild in the Country (1961), country delinquent Glenn Tyler (Presley) is paroled into his uncle's care on the condition that he pays weekly visits to widowed psychiatrist Irene Sperry (Hope Lange). She discovers that Glenn is a talented writer and encourages him to attend college. Meanwhile, Glenn is simultaneously dating the pushy Noreen (Tuesday Weld) and the more reserved Betty Lee Parsons (Millie Perkins). In Follow That Dream (1961), Toby Kwimper (Presley) and his wandering family set up home in Florida but find themselves menaced by local hoods. Toby also has to escape the advances of a tenacious social worker, who has more on her mind than just his health and welfare. In Kid Galahad (1962), a remake of the 1937 feature film, Walter Gulick (Presley) is a garage mechanic who is inadvertently drawn into the world of professional boxing. He has to free himself from the clutches of a gambler (Gig Young) who is attempting to manipulate him. In 'Frankie and Johnny' (1966), Frankie (Donna Douglas) is a riverboat entertainer who despairs of her gambling singing partner Johnny (Presley) but is too much in love with him to end their relationship. Finally, in Clambake (1967), Scott Heywood (Presley), an heir to millions, switches places with a ski instructor to learn about everyday life and competes with a wealthy playboy (Bill Bixby) to attract a beautiful co-ed (Shelley Fabares).
Laurel and Hardy classics packaged into one fantastic box set ensuring hour upon hour of chuckles. Laurel and Hardy Way out WestPlus Shorts: Way Out West (Black and Whiite) Way out West (Colourised) One Good Turn (Black and Whiite) One Good Turn (Colourised) Thicker Than Water (Black and Whiite) Thicker Than Water (Colourised) Regarded as the most popular of Laurel and Hardy's feature-length films - not least for the song The Trail of the Lonesome Pine -Way out West sees Stan and Ollie visiting the town of Brushwood Gulch to deliver the deed of a gold mine only to be deceived by James Finlayson playing a villainous saloon-keeper. A great favourite among Laurel and Hardy admirers Finlayson is featured elsewhere in this compilation through the classic Laurel and Hardy shorts One Good Turn and Thicker than Water. Laurel and Hardy the Bohemian GirlRelated Shorts: The Bohemian Girl (Black and Whiite) The Bohemian Girl (Colourised) On The Loose (Black and Whiite) That's My Wife (Black and Whiite) Along Came Auntie (Black and Whiite) A classic full-length Laurel and Hardy film The Bohemian Girl is based on the opera by Michael W. Balfe. Stan and Ollie play gypsies in Europe as it was centuries ago earning their living by an ingenious means of picking pockets. When Mrs. Hardy disappears with her lover they become guardians to a small girl who is really the daughter of an aristocrat. The Bohemian Girl was the last Laurel and Hardy film to feature Thelma Todd who had worked with the team since their first talkie in 1929. This compilation includes one of her starring short comedies with ZaSu Pitts On the Loose to which Laurel and Hardy contribute a guest appearance. Also included is That's My Wife a classic silent Laurel and Hardy film that at one stage was going to be reworked as part of The Bohemian Girl plus the earlier Hardy solo film that inspired its plot Along Came Auntie. Laurel and Hardy Saps at SeaMusic Shorts: Saps At Sea (Black and Whiite) Saps at Sea (Colourised You're Too Darn Tootin' (Black and Whiite) Below Zero (Black and Whiite) Below Zero (Colourised) Tiemblay Titubea (Black and Whiite) A collection of classic Laurel and Hardy including the feature-length comedy Saps at Sea - Laurel and Hardy's last film for Hal Roach - in which Stan's trombone-playing aggravates Ollie's newly-acquired allergy to the sound of horns! Continuing the musical connection are two short comedies in which our heroes struggle to earn a living as musicians: Below Zero - presented in both its original version and in its rare Spanish-language edition with Laurel and Hardfy speaking their own dialogue - and one of their best silents You're Darn Tootin'. Laurel and Hardy Sons of the DesertRelated Shorts: Sons of the Desert (Black and Whiite) Sons of the Desert (Colourised) We Faw Down (Black and Whiite) Their Purple Movement On The Wrong Trek A classic feature film - regarded by many critics as Laurel and Hardy's best - plus the silent short that inspired it another attempt by Stan and Ollie to escape their wives plus Laurel and Hardy returning a guest appearance with Charley Chase. In Sons of the Desert Stan and Ollie attend the Chicago convention of their lodge but tell their wives they are going on an ocean voyage for the sake of Ollie's health - then discover that the ship has sunk! The silent short We Faw Down anticipates this story with Stan and Ollie claiming to have attended a stage show - unaware that the theatre has burned down. In Their Purple Moment Stan and Ollie go out for an evening without their wives only to discover that their money has been replaced with useless coupons. Sons of the Desert include a guest contribution from fellow-Roach comedian Charley Chase; On the Wrong Trek sees Laurel and Hardy returning the compliment in one of Chase's own films.
A ruthless gang of thuggish outlaws butcher the settlers of a small Colorado town taking with them anything they can get their hands on. Leaving a bloody trail of death behind them they head for the Mexican Border. Their only obstacles are a notoriously lethal river and mysterious hard as nails shotgun wielding boat owner called Travis Barquero (Lee Van Cleef) and he ain't going nowhere. A Sergio Leone-inspired western from legendary director Gordon Douglas (In Like Flint Stagecoach) starring cult seventies icons Lee Van Cleef (The Good The Bad And The Ugly) Warren Oats (The Wild Bunch) Forrest Tucker (The Night They Raided Minsky's) and Kerwin Mathews (Battle Beneath The Sea).
There's really been only one rival to James Bond: Derek Flint in the swinging-60s action-comedies Our Man Flint (1966) and In Like Flint (1967). That's because of James Coburn's special brand of American cool. He's so cool, in fact, that he doesn't care to save the world. That is, until he's personally threatened. He's a true libertarian, with more gadgets and girls than Bond, but with none of his stress or responsibility. Our Man Flint finds our unflappable hero thwarting mad scientists who control the weather--and an island of pleasure drones. Lee J Cobb costars as Flint's flustered superior, and Edward Mulhare plays a British nemesis with snob appeal. For fans of Austin Powers, incidentally, the funny-sounding phone comes from the Flint films. However, Our Man Flint's best gadget remains the watch that enables Flint to feign death. There's a great Jerry Goldsmith score, too. There was bound to be a sequel, and In Like Flint delivers the same kind of zany fun as its predecessor. Flint is recruited once again by Lee J Cobb to be the government's top secret agent, this time to solve a mishap involving the President. It turns out, the Chief Executive has been replaced by an evil duplicate. The new plan for world domination involves feminine aggression, and Flint, with his overpowering charisma, is just the man to turn the hostile forces around. In Like Flint is still over the top, but some of the novelty has worn off, and it doesn't have quite the same edge as the original. Even Jerry Goldsmith's score is a bit more subdued. But the film still has James Coburn and that funny phone. --Bill Desowitz
Tony Rome: Tony Rome a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD. The Detective: A hard-boiled mystery starring Frank Sinatra as the tough-as-nails Detective Joe Leland 'The Detective' was based on a novel by Roderick Thorp. Called in to investigate the murder of Teddy Leikman the homosexual son of a well-conn
Laurie Tuttle (Doris Day) and her two attractive sisters live with their father Aunt Jessie in a small town in Connecticut. When Alex Burke (Gig Young) a composer working on a musical comedy arrives on the scene both Laurie and her sister Fran fall in love with him. Alex calls the embittered pianist and composer Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) to help him arrange the musical score.
A collection of six classic Doris Day movies in one bumper value box set! Young At Heart (1955) Barney Sloan (Frank Sinatra) is a cynical down-on-his-luck musician who reluctantly agrees to help his composer friend Alex Burke (Gig Young) with a new comedy he is working on. However Barney gains a new perspective on life and love when he meets Alex's irrepressibly perky fiancee Laurie (Doris Day) - and promptly falls in love with her! Lover Come Back (1961) Account ex
In The Heat Of The Night (Dir. Norman Jewison 1967): The winner of the 1967 Oscar for Best Picture ""In the Heat of the Night"" is set in a small Mississippi town where an unusual murder has been committed. Rod Steiger plays sheriff Bill Gillespie a good lawman despite his racial prejudices. When Virgil Tibbs (Sidney Poitier) a well-dressed African-American and Philadelphia police detective comes to town the two must betray culturally dictated conclusions of the other to grudgingly work together to solve the murder case. Lilies Of The Field (Dir. Ralph Nelson 1963): Homer Smith an itinerant handyman is driving through the Arizona desert when he meets five impoverished nuns. Stopping to fix their leaky farmhouse roof Homer discovers that not only will the Mother Superior not pay him for the job but she also wants him to build their chapel - for free! Hesitant at first Homer soon finds himself single-handedly raising the chapel and the financing. But although he will not receive monetary reward Homer knows that when his work is done he'll leave that dusty desert town a much better place than when he found it. The Organization (Dir. Don Medford 1971): Sidney Poitier reprises his role as Lt. Virgil Tibbs in this taut drama that exposes the ruthless high-stakes world of international drug trafficking. Co-starring Raul Julia this action-packed crime thriller delivers edge-of-the-seat entertainment. Under the cover of darkness six masked figures raid a seemingly respectable furniture factory - and steal a multimillion-dollar cache of heroin! But these are no ordinary crooks. They're a passionate band of former users-turned-vigilantes whose frustration with the law's inability to combat the city's drug problem spurs them to take on a powerful narcotics ring. After contacting Tibbs they confess to the break-in beg him to keep silent and ask for his help. But once he reluctantly agrees to operate outside the law Tibbs soon finds himself at odds with the police and a ruthless drug syndicate that will stop at nothing to silence him! They Call Me Mr. Tibbs (Dir. Gordon Douglas 1970): In this suspenseful sequel to In The Heat Of The Night Sidney Poitier reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who this time must solve a puzzling murder in the City by the Bay. Featuring an original score by Quincy Jones and co-starring Martin Landau and Edward Asner They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best. When a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district an anonymous tip implicates minister and political crusader Reverand Logan Sharpe (Landau). Lt. Virgil Tibbs (Poitier) who has known Sharpe for many years asks to be assigned to the case in hopes of clearing his friend's name. So begins the detective's journey through a twisted maze of baffling evidence frantic chases deadly gunfire and bad alibis. Before long Tibbs finds himself bitterly torn between his duty as a cop... and his loyalty to a friend.
An early entry in the 1950s cycle of creature-feature pictures, Them! is the one about hordes of ants mutated to a giant size by the first A-bomb test. An exciting, persuasive exercise in paranoid science fiction, it exhibits an interesting tension between cautious warning about irresponsible tampering with the atom and a Cold War vision of the authorities taking on extraordinary powers to combat a threat to the country. It begins as an eerie desert mystery, with New Mexico cop James Whitmore investigating disappearances and deaths: a mobile-home and a general store are crushed as if tanks have rolled over them, a shopkeeper is found dead of a huge injection of formic acid, quantities of sugar have been stolen (the film's sole straight-faced joke) and a catatonic little girl is shocked into shrieking "them, them!". FBI agent James Arness takes charge and a plaster-cast of a strange imprint summons a father and daughter investigative team from the Department of Agriculture, cherubic Edmond Gwenn and smart-suited Joan Taylor. Law-enforcement, military and scientific experts deduce the nature of the problem and take swift, decisive action to counteract the danger. Director Gordon Douglas stages several great monster-suspense scenes: a first encounter in a sandstorm, a venture into a poisoned nest, a glimpse of horror at sea, and a finale in the Los Angeles storm drains. On the DVD: Them! has the wonderful scarlet-lettered, shrieking title on an otherwise sharp-looking black and white print. An amusing newspaper-style menu uses original artwork from the lurid poster to showcase some interesting snippets of test or outtake footage of the big puppet ants in action, and there's a wonderfully overblown terror-trailer.--Kim Newman
Titles Comprise:Young at Heart: Doris Day and Frank Sinatra in Young at Heart with Gig Young Ethel Barrymore Dorothy Malone Robert Keith Elisabeth Fraser Alan Hale, Jr. Includes songs by Cole Porter George Gershwin Ira Gershwin Harold Arlen Johnny Mercer Screenplay by Julius J. Epstein and Lenore Coffee Adaptation by Liam O'Brien From a story by Fannie Hurst Produced by Henry Blanke Directed by Gordon DouglasThat Touch of Mink: A breezy, stylish comedy that's rich with romantic delights. Co-starring Cary Grant.Lover Come Back: Romantic comedy with Doris Day and Rock Hudson as two Madison Avenue advertising rivals.Pillow Talk: The uninhibited story of a carefree bachelor and a carefree career girl and the hilarious things that happen when they tangle.
Dick Tracy's Dilemma: Super-sleuth Dick Tracy is hot on the trail of 'The Claw' a ruthless crook with a heart of stone. Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome: When a scientist's invention of a mysterious paralysing gas is taken by a villainous gang of robbers supersleuth Dick Tracy is called to the rescue. Dick Tracy vs Cueball: Cueball a monstrous bald-headed strangler is stalking Dick Tracy's girl.
In this suspenseful sequel to In The Heat Of The Night Sidney Poitier reprises his role as the intrepid investigator who this time must solve a puzzling murder in the City by the Bay. Featuring an original score by Quincy Jones and co-starring Martin Landau and Edward Asner They Call Me Mister Tibbs! is an absorbing mystery that ranks as one of the best. When a prostitute is murdered in San Francisco's ritzy Nob Hill district an anonymous tip implicates minister and political
Pop Kwimper (Arthur O'Connell) son Toby (Elvis Presley) and their ragtag clan od adopted orphans wind up marooned on the side of the road in Florida so they make up a makeshift home on the beach.Soon uptight local bureaucrat H Arthur King (Alan Hewitt) orders them off the land but the State government doesn't back him up. An enraged King then sets out to get his way using manipulative social worker Alisha Claypoole (Joanne Moore) as part of his scheme to evict the Kwimpels.
A hard-boiled mystery starring Frank Sinatra as the tough-as-nails Detective Joe Leland The Detective was based on a novel by Roderick Thorp. Called in to investigate the murder of Teddy Leikman the homosexual son of a well-connected department store mogul Leland executes an open-and-shut investigation. He quickly elicits a confession from Teddy's crazy roommate and the defendant is convicted and executed while Leland scores a promotion. But when the widow of an accountan
Tony Rome a tough Miami PI living on a houseboat is hired by a local millionaire to find jewelry stolen from his daughter and in the process has several encounters with local hoods as well as the Miami Beach PD.
When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little homesteading. He and his son Toby and their adopted children - Holly Ariadne and the twins - start their own little community along a strip of the roadside. The fishing is good and the living is easy until the mob sets up a gambling operation and the state supervisor sets a sexy social worker on the Kwimpers in an effort to take away Ariadne and the twins.
3 Swashbuckling Robin Hood Adventures: Sword Of Sherwood Forest: Another rendition of the Robin Hood legend, in which Greene goes undercover to infiltrate a group headed by Cushing and the evil earl, Pasco. He discovers their plan to murder the Archbishop of Canterbury and to take over Bawtry Castle. But Greene organizes his band of men and quells the insurrection. Bandits Of Sherwood Forest: The son of Robin Hood, Robert of Nottingham (Cornel Wilde), returns to Sherwood Forest. With the aid of his father's merry men, he saved England's young king and the Magna Carta from the evilness of the wayward regent Daniel and wins the hand of a beautiful maiden. Rogues Of Sherwood Forest: King John is back on the throne of England, taxing the people most cruelly and plotting bloody murder. Side by side with Will Scarlet, Friar Tuck and Alan A-Sale, young Robin must once more battle the Kings men and win the heart of the lady Marianne. As war rages throughout the kingdom, King John schemes to murder his most powerful barons and have their deaths blamed on the outlaws!
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