Kay Mellor's gritty drama revolves around a murder and the upheaval it creates in the lives of four women who live and work in a red light area. Featuring all the episodes from the three series. Estranged from her violent husband mother-of-three Gina Dixon is quickly running out of options to keep an aggressive loan shark from the front door. When she meets another single mother Carol who appears to have no financial worries she is keen to know her secret. Her new found friendship with Carol draws Gina into the sisterhood of the streets a fiercely loyal network which underpins the harsh realities of the oldest profession in the world. When a murder victim is discovered on their patch the women close ranks as their lives become inextricably bound up in the hunt for the killer...
This highly acclaimed classic blends vibrant animation and breathtaking action to tell the story of two best friends who didn't know they were supposed to be enemies. The fun and adventure begin when a lonely widow adopts an orphaned fox cub named Tod. The mischievous fox soon meets up with Copper an adorable hound puppy. As the innocent pair grow up together in the forest they become inseparable friends. But the day soon arrives when their friendship is put to the test!
Walt Disney's 25th full-length animated classic The Black Cauldron is a spectacular fantasy adventure to leave your whole family spellbound. In the mystical land of Prydrain a young boy named Taran undertakes a heroic task. With a magic sword at his side Taran must prevent the evil Horned King from unleashing the supernatural powers of a mysterious black cauldron! Helped by the beautiful Princess Eilonwy a funny and furry creature named Gurgi and an adorable clairvoyant pig Taran defeats his loathsome enemy and learns along the way that friendship is a powerful source! In the tradition of such timeless classics as Peter Pan and The Sword in the Stone The Black Cauldron blends unparalleled animation and unforgettable characters into an action-packed adventure that will thrill you again and again.
Director Richard Lester (A Hard Day's Night) took over the franchise with this first sequel in the series, though the film doesn't look much like his usual stylish work. (Superman III is far more Lesteresque.) Still, there is a lot to like about this film, which finds Superman grappling with the conflict between his responsibilities as Earth's saviour and his own needs of the heart. Choosing the latter, he gives up his powers to be with Lois Lane (Margot Kidder), but the timing is awful: three renegades from his home planet, Krypton, are smashing up the White House, aided by the mocking Lex Luthor (Gene Hackman). The film isn't nearly as ambitious as its predecessor, but the accent on relationships over special effects (not that there aren't plenty of them) is very satisfying. --Tom Keogh
The Superman Movie Anthology [DVD] [DVD] (2012) Christopher Reeve; Brandon Routh
Featuring lovable characters, brilliant animation and heartwarming messages, Disney's classic tale about an unlikely friendship is now available in high definition on Blu-rayTM. When a feisty little fox named Tod is adopted into a farm family, he quickly becomes friends with a fun and adorable hound puppy named Copper. Life is full of hilarious adventures until Copper is expected to take on his role as a hunting dog-and the object of his search is his best friend! Your family will want to share the fun and adventure of The Fox And The Hound again and again!
A BBC drama based on the experiences of the Royal Scots Guard Lieutenant Robert Lawrence covering his military training the fateful action he saw in the Falklands conflict and the aftermath of the terrible injuries which he sustained.
A new 8-disc set celebrating the 60th anniversary of Woodfall Films. Includes eight iconic films (many newly restored and available on Blu-ray for the first time) that revolutionised British cinema and launched the careers of the likes of Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay and Rita Tushingham. Features: Look Back in Anger (Tony Richardson, 1959) The Entertainer (Tony Richardson, 1960) Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Karel Reisz, 1960) A Taste of Honey (Tony Richardson, 1961) The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Tony Richardson, 1962) Tom Jones (Tony Richardson, 1963) (New 4K digital restorations of the original theatrical version of the film and the 1989 director's cut) Girl with Green Eyes (Desmond Davis, 1964) The Knack...and how to get it (Richard Lester, 1965) Special Features: Presented in High Definition All films newly remastered for this release, excluding Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner Extras TBC
One of Disney's less popular animated movies, for absolutely no good reason at all, because it's an excellent story, simply and expertly told. The box blurb rather confusingly compares it to Bambi, but this is a story which has rather more to do with how social conventions can divide friendships than the coming-of-age subtext which underlies the latter. The story is perhaps predictable--a fox cub and a puppy play together as friends, not realising that their places in the scheme of things dictate that they will grow up to become hunter and hunted. Of course, eventually they see the light and it all ends happily, but even so the story promotes the importance of tolerance. The master-stroke, however, is the gradually evolving realisation that the aggressive prejudices which we all stand to inherit from society are nothing more that the products of stupidity and manipulation, and should be treated with the contempt they deserve. Good stuff for kids and adults alike. Trivia buffs might like to know that this is one of the films Tim Burton worked on at Disney, his first job after graduating from college. --Roger Thomas
For the Superman completist a bumper collection of all five films in the Superman saga. Superman: The Movie - Special Edition sees the birth of a legend as we are introduced to the titular superhero and his Kryptonian origins. Also included is the expanded edition which features an additional eight minutes of screen time. This is followed by Superman II - Special Edition in which our boy in blue must do battle with three escaped super criminals bent on destroying the earth. Presented here in both its theatrical and director's cut versions the latter is expanded by an alternate beginning and ending as well as 15 minutes of restored footage of Marlon Brando as Jor-El. In the third instalment in the franchise Superman III - Deluxe Edition Superman learns of his Achilles heel when he is exposed to kryptonite. The penultimate Superman IV - The Quest For Peace sees the Man of Steel take on Nuclear Man culminating in an explosive showdown of epic proportions. When the Super One returns to Earth in Superman Returns - Special Edition he discovers that the woman he loves Lois Lane has moved on with her life and must figure out how to protect a world that has learned to survive without him.
The Swan Princess (based on the classic fairy tale of Swan Lake) is a musical fantasy set in a mythical time filled with majestic castles forbidden forests enchanted animals and a wicked sorcerer. The young lovers Prince Derek and Princess Odette the evil Rothbart and Odette's hilarious animal friends are brought to life by a team of brilliant animators and a cast of high calibre actors including John Cleese Steven Wright and Jack Palance. The Swan Princess brims with magic ad
A fabulous collection of animated movies for all the family comprising Swan Princess Swan Princess 2: Escape From Castle Mountain Swan Princess 3 and Swan Princess Singalong!
First aired in December 1960, Coronation Street is the longest running, most watched soap opera in Britain. This boxed set of the best episodes from the 1990s is released to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of everyone's favourite show. Winning numerous accolades, the show was described as the most successful television programme in British history by the Royal Television Society, and creator Tony Warren was made an MBE in 1976. The dramas of Weatherfield’s residents have kept viewers enthralled throughout the soap’s history, and this volume of classic episodes from the 1990s allows fans to revisit key moments and storylines of that decade. Newcomers include the unhappily married Des and Steph Barnes, loner Roy Cropper, wheelchair-bound battleaxe Maud Grimes, butcher Fred Elliott, scheming barmaid Tanya Poole, aspiring model Raquel Wolstenhulme, and the troublesome Battersby family; noted writers include Shameless creator Paul Abbott, and actor and playwright Stephen Mallatratt.
Based on the true story of the building of a bridge on the Burma railway by British prisoners-of-war held under a savage Japanese regime in World War II, The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) is one of the greatest war films ever made. The film received seven Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Performance (Alex Guinness), for Sir Malcolm Arnold's superb music, and for the screenplay from the novel by Pierre Boulle (who also wrote Monkey Planet, the inspiration for Planet of the Apes). The story does take considerable liberties with history, including the addition of an American saboteur played by William Holden, and an entirely fictitious but superbly constructed and thrilling finale. Made on a vast scale, the film reinvented the war movie as something truly epic, establishing the cinematic beachhead for The Longest Day (1962), Patton (1970) and A Bridge Too Far (1977). It also proved a turning-point in director David Lean's career. Before he made such classic but conventionally scaled films as In Which We Serve (1942) and Hobson's Choice (1953). Afterwards there would only be four more films, but their names are Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Dr Zhivago (1965), Ryan's Daughter (1970) and A Passage to India (1984). On the DVD: Too often the best extras come attached to films that don't really warrant them. Not so here, where a truly great film has been given the attention it deserves. The first disc presents the film in the original extra-wide CinemaScope ratio of 2.55:1, in an anamorphically enhanced transfer which does maximum justice to the film's superb cinematography. The sound has been transferred from the original six-track magnetic elements into 5.1 Dolby Digital and far surpasses what many would expect from a 1950s' feature. The main bonus on the first disc is an isolated presentation of Malcolm Arnold's great Oscar-winning music score, in addition to which there is a trivia game, and maps and historical information linked to appropriate clips. The second disc contains a new, specially produced 53-minute "making of" documentary featuring many of those involved in the production of the movie. This gives a rich insight into the physical problems of making such a complex epic on location in Ceylon. Also included are the original trailer and two short promotional films from the time of release, one of which is narrated by star William Holden. Finally there is an "appreciation" by director John Milius, an extensive archive of movie posters and artwork, and a booklet that reproduces the text of the film's original 1957 brochure. --Gary S Dalkin
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Soar to New Hi-Def Heights with the Complete Movie Collection in Breathtaking Blu-ray Clarity and Sound! This box set includes five amazing Superman Films: Superman: The Movie (Original 1978 Theatrical Release) Superman II (Original 1980/81 Theatrical Release) Superman III Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Superman Returns Special Features: Superman The Movie (Original 1978 Theatrical Release) Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman: The Movie 1951 Theatrical Feature Superman and the Mole-Men Starring George Reeves Classic Cartoons: Super-Rabbit Snafuperman Stupor Duck Theatrical Trailers and TV Spot Superman II (Original 1980/81 Theatrical Release) Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman II Featurette First Flight: The Fleischer Superman Series 9 1940's Fleischer Studios Superman Cartoons: Superman The Mechanical Monsters Billion Dollar Limited The Arctic Giant The Bulleteers The Magnetic Telescope Electric Earthquake Volcano and Terror on the Midway Theatrical Trailer Superman III Commentary by Producer Pierre Spengler and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind Vintage TV Special The Making of Superman III Theatrical Trailer
What makes for the ultimate road trip? Hitchhiking, truck stops, angry bears, prickly porcupines and a golfing goose with a duck caddy. Just ask Kate and Humphrey, two wolves who are trying to get home.
Walt Disney's 25th full-length animated classic The Black Cauldron is a spectacular fantasy adventure to leave your whole family spellbound. In the mystical land of Prydrain a young boy named Taran undertakes a heroic task. With a magic sword at his side Taran must prevent the evil Horned King from unleashing the supernatural powers of a mysterious black cauldron! Helped by the beautiful Princess Eilonwy a funny and furry creature named Gurgi and an adorable clairvoyant pig Taran
There is a 5th dimension beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition, and it lies between the pit of man's fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension.Those were the first words that echoed when the Twilight Zone first aired in 1959. Its episodes featured stories of the bizarre and unexplained, blended with humour and often with an unexpected twist to the tale. Created by the legendary Rod Serling, its eclectic mix of fantasy and sci-fi has helped to define it as one of television's most original and celebrated series.
The Alpha and Omegas share a thrilling adventure filled with suspense humour and heart-warming moments when Runt - Kate and Humphrey's Omega wolf cub - sneaks off to explore the haunted Saw Tooth Cave. When Runt finds a wolf who has been driven from her pack for being different he musters all of his courage to help her - and learns the joys of lending a paw to a friend in need!
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