The year is 52 B.C. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic Rome is the wealthiest city in the world a cosmopolitan metropolis of one million people; epicenter of a sprawling empire. The Republic was founded on principles of shared power and fierce personal competition never allowing one man to seize absolute control. But now those foundations are crumbling eaten away by corruption and excess. A serialized drama of love and betrayal masters and slaves husbands and wives Rome chronicles a turbulent era that saw the death of a republic and the birth of an empire.
At eighteen the mother of four children and busy housewife Loretta Lynn (Sissy Spacek) still finds time to write and sing songs at small fairs and local honky-tonks. Recognizing her raw talent and huge potential her ambitious husband Mooney (Tommy Lee Jones) prods her into making a record and going to Nashville. After a performance at the Grand Ole Opry the record becomes a smash hit launching her career to super stardom and changing the sound and style of Country Music forever.
NOOMI RAPACE (Prometheus, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) stars in the action-thriller UNLOCKED. Once one of the CIA's top interrogators, Alice Racine's (Rapace) career was sidelined when she failed to unlock a prisoner in time to save the lives of dozens of innocent people from a terrorist attack in Paris. Now leading a quiet life in London as a caseworker, Alice is unexpectedly called back into action when the CIA apprehends a suspect believed to have direct knowledge of another imminent attack. Turning to the few people she can trust as she seeks out the responsible parties as she races against the clock to prevent a deadly biological attack on the citizens of London. Alongside Rapace, the stellar cast of UNLOCKED features ORLANDO BLOOM (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, The Hobbit franchise) as enigmatic war veteran Jack Alcott, two-time Oscar-winner MICHAEL DOUGLAS (Ant-Man, Wall Street) as Alice's mentor Eric Lasch, along with Academy AwardÂ® nominees TONI COLLETTE (Little Miss Sunshine, The Sixth Sense) as MI5 Agent Emily Knowles, and JOHN MALKOVICH (Red 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon) as Bob Hunter, the CIA's Director of European Operations. UNLOCKED is directed by BAFTA Award winner MICHAEL APTED (The World Is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the 7 Up series) based on a screenplay by PETER O'BRIEN (Halo: Reach). The film is produced by GEORGINA TOWNSLEY (Diameter of the Bomb), LORENZO DI BONAVENTURA (Transformers: Age of Extinction, Red, G.I. Joe: Retaliation), ERIK HOWSAM (G.I. Joe: Retaliation, Kidnap) and CLAUDIA BLUEMHUBER (Under the Skin, The Railway Man)
That'll Be The Day: Abandoned by his father at an early age Jim MacLaine seems to have inherited the old man's restlessness. Despite his apparent intelligence Jim decides not to take the exams that would pave his way to university; he begins to think that the life of a pop musician might be the thing for him... Stardust: Show me a boy who never wanted to be a rock star and I'll show you a liar.... Jim is now enjoying the nomadic gigs and groupies' life of The Stray Cats. When he achieves all his wildest dreams of international stardom the sweet taste of success begins to turn sour...
Rediscover Narnia with a brand new adventure! While back home in England Edmund Lucy and their cousin Eustace are pulled into a magical painting transporting them back to Narnia for their next great quest. Reunited with King Caspian aboard the mighty royal ship the Dawn Treader Lucy Edmund and Eustace set sail toward the islands of the East battling slave traders violent storms sea serpents and other new dangers at every turn. Despite these perilous obstacles they stay the course in hopes of vanquishing the evil mist before Narnia is lost forever.
Martin Cruz Smith's bestselling mystery novel seemed ideal material for a movie version, but in Gorky Park director Michael Apted and the usually reliable writer Dennis Potter couldn't quite solve the problem of taking the story from page to screen. William Hurt plays Renko, a Cold War-era Moscow police detective who must cope with both crooks and Communist party protocol as he tries to solve a murder case in the middle of one of Moscow's public parks that leaves three faceless corpses. The strands of the mystery involve corruption, American money and the fur trade and, ultimately, take Renko to New York. But the tension is never all there, despite a deliciously menacing performance by Lee Marvin as the bad guy and Brian Dennehy as an American cop who becomes Renko's ally. --Marshall Fine
Jennifer Lopez marries her dream man, but soon discovers he isn't the man she thought he was. For her own safety - and that of her daughter - she decides to take drastic action...
The World War Two tale of a young genius's race against time to crack the Nazi 'enigma' code and solve the mystery of his missing girlfriend.
Ioan Gruffudd stars as anti-slavery pioneer William Wilberforce in this lavish biopic.
The original 7 Up, broadcast in 1964 as a World in Action special, featured children from widely different social backgrounds sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: 'Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man', and 1960s Britain's rigid class system, this unique, groundbreaking series set out to discover how far the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted has returned every seven years to chart the group's progress, documenting the participants as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between; the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives this landmark series has won an array of awards. 56 Up, broadcast in 2012, returns to visit the people whose lives have been publicly tracked since they were seven, and sees more of the original line-up taking part than ever before, with one participant, Peter, deciding to re-join the series after almost 30 years.
The original 7 Up, broadcast in 1964 as a World in Action special, featured children from widely different social backgrounds sharing their hopes and dreams for the future. Inspired by World in Action founder editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man and his anger at Britain's rigid class system, this unique, groundbreaking series set out to discover how far the children's lives were pre-determined by their background. Director Michael Apted has returned every seven years to chart the group's progress, documenting the participants as they have become adults and now reach retirement age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between with life-changing decisions, shocking announcements and joy and tears in equal measure. The very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives, the Ups have won an array of awards over the years. This very special set contains every instalment in this ground-breaking series from 7 through to 63.
The plot of one the early Channel Four film is sweet and simple. Boy likes girl at school but is too embarrassed to confront her. Alan relates everything to a running cricket commentary (provided superbly by John Arlott) right up to the will he won't he finale when he has to kiss Ann in a school play.
The original Seven Up was broadcast in 1964 as a one-off World in Action special, featuring children who were selected from different backgrounds and social spheres to talk about their hopes and dreams for the future. As members of the generation who would be running the country by the year 2000, what did they think they would become? Inspired by World In Action founder editor Tim Hewat's passionate interest in both the Jesuit saying: Give me the child until he is seven and I will show you the man, and the rigid class system of 1960s Britain, Seven Up set out to discover whether or not the children's lives were pre-determined by their background.The result is ground-breaking television - the very first example of a programme recording real people living real lives - and the follow-up films have won an array of awards. Director Michael Apted, who has since moved to Hollywood to direct films, has returned every seven years to chart the children's progress through life. Over the past five decades, the series has documented the group as they have become adults and entered middle-age, dealing with everything life has thrown at them in between.
The Lion The Witch and the WardrobePrepare to enter another world when Walt Disney Pictures and Walden Media present C.S. Lewis' timeless and beloved epic adventure. With the stunningly realistic special effects you'll experience the exploits of Lucy Edmund Susan and Peter four siblings who find the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek at the country estate of a mysterious professor. Once there the children discover a charming once peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts dwarfs fauns centaurs and giants that has been turned into a world of eternal winter by the evil White Witch Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion Aslan the children lead Narnia into a spectacular climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever! Prince CaspianThe magical world of C. S. Lewis' beloved fantasy comes to life once again in Prince Caspian the second installment of The Chronicles of Narnia series. Join Peter Susan Edmund Lucy the mighty and majestic Aslan friendly new Narnian creatures and Prince Caspian as they lead the Narnians on a remarkable journey to restore peace and glory to their enchanted land. Continuing the adventure of The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe with more magic and a brand-new hero Prince Caspian is a triumph of imagination courage love joy and humour your whole family will want to watch again and again. The Voyage of the Dawn TreaderLucy Edmund and cousin Eustace join King Caspian and a noble mouse named Reepicheep aboard a magnificent ship bound for mysterious islands. Soon they confront mystical creatures and reunite with the mighty Aslan on a mission that will determine the fate of Narnia!
The epic drama set in the days of Julius Caesar his brutal henchman Mark Antony his cunning heir apparent Otavian his conflicted friend Brutus his ruthless niece Atia and his wrathful lover Sevilia. It is a tale for ages seen through the eyes of Lucius Vorenus and Titus Pullo two soldiers whose lives become inexorably tied to the fate of Rome itself. Love and lust brotherhood and betrayal entangle the infamous Romans in a cruel match of power and principle revenge and redemption chronicling the death of the ancient republic...and the birth of an Empire. Superior picture quality and sound enables customers to experience Rome like never before.
Featuring the directorial talents of John Irvin and Michael Apted and adapted by noted screenwriters Robin Chapman and Julian Bond these two single plays dramatise spine-chilling tales in which unsuspecting characters are plunged into the realm of the supernatural. Originally aired over the Christmas period in 1974 both plays are released here for the first time.
The complete first season of the daring ground-breaking and controversial historical drama series. Think of The Sopranos in ancient Rome and you'll get a flavour... This six disc box set contains the 12 hour-long episodes of the first season: this features the HBO 'cut' which includes over an hour of footage not broadcast on the BBC! The year is 52 B.C. Four hundred years after the founding of the Republic Rome is the wealthiest city in the world a cosmopolitan metropolis
The master script-writer Jack Rosenthal created this magnificent comedy series for ITV back in 1970; starring Richard Beckinsale and Paula Wilcox as a pair of bickering lovers. Beryl (Wilcox) constantly dreams of the ideal white wedding to her sneaky boyfriend Geoffrey (Beckinsale) who'd rather like to fool around in some 'extra-curricular' fun before the big day - as his life-sized cut-out of Brigitte Bardot will testify ! As the two row and make up again Beryl's ever-present m
Greed, revenge, world dominance, high-tech terrorism - it's all in a day's work for James Bond, who races to defuse an international power struggle with the world's oil supply hanging in the balance
Follyfoot was based on an idea by novelist Monica Dickens and starred Gillian Blake Steve Hodson and Christian Rodska as the trio of workers at a retirement home for old or unwanted horses. A collection of every episode from each series!
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