There's No Place On Earth To Hide! As a five-mile-wide asteroid hurtles towards Earth scientist Paul Bradley - inventor of Hercules a revolutionary satellite missile launching system - tries to warn the U.S. government of the impending danger. But because of his fanatical anti-Soviet sentiment General Adlon refuses to heed Bradley's warnings and turn the missiles away from their Soviet targets to aim them towards outer space. Now Bradley and his Soviet counterpart Dubov h
Most critics couldn't get behind Bill Murray's modern retelling of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, finding it too unfocused at times and not nearly wicked enough. Still, if you are a Murray fan, you have to enjoy his deliciously nasty portrayal of the world's meanest TV executive, who has his cathartic moment one cold Christmas night in New York City. The various ghosts lead him on a ghost-town tour of Manhattan, with stops at holidays past, present and future and a Kumbaya moment when Al Green and Annie Lennox sing "Put a Little Love in Your Heart". The effects are otherworldly, but one wishes the writing were as sharp as Murray's edgy portrayal. --Marshall Fine
In Ronald Neame's film of Joyce Cary's classic novel Alec Guinness transforms himself into one of cinema's most indelible comic figures: the somewhat vulgar but dedicated painter in search of his artistic vision Gulley Jimson. As the ill-behaved Jimson searches for a perfect canvas he determines to let nothing come between himself and the realization of his exalted vision. A perceptive examination of the struggle of artistic creation The Horse's Mouth is also Neame's comic masterpiece.
This collection contains the following titles: White Christmas The Little Prince Scrooge
The Poseidon Adventure Limited Edition Steelbook. One of the most gripping disaster films of all time follows ten survivors as they struggle to escape from an ocean liner capsized by a tidal wave. Suspenseful terror - combined with the victims' intimate and personal stories - results in compelling and heart-stopping drama. Nine Academy Award Nominations and a Win for Best Visual Effects make this film a true classic.
Hell Upside Down. One of the most gripping escape films of all time follows ten survivors as they struggle to flee from an ocean liner capsized by a tidal wave. Suspenseful terror combined with the victims' intimate and personal stories results in compelling and heart-stopping drama. The distinguished talents of 15 Academy Award winners along with the incredible special effects make this film a true classic.
Two old, bored and fabulously wealthy brothers, Roderick and Oliver Montpelier, strike up a cruel wager. They draw up a currency note worth £1 million. Roderick believes it would be quite useless for any poor but honest man to use. Oliver however believes that - just by possessing the note and never cashing it - any man could live like a lord. To find out who is right, the two old millionaires pick on Henry Adams (Gregory Peck), a young and impoverished American hopelessly adrift in London. Will the £1 million pound note change his life for the better or the worse? This classic, sparkling comedy - an updated version of the riotous short story by Mark Twain - sees Gregory Peck giving one of his finest performances aided and abetted by a distinguished cast which includes Joyce Grenfell and Wilfrid Hyde White.
Three times Oscar nominated Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying and Oscar winner Gloria Grahame star in this highly acclaimed 1956 British war film, based on an incredible true story. In 1943, two intelligence officers from the Royal Navy (Clifton Webb, Robert Flemying) attempt to pull off the most daring espionage mission of the Second World War. The Allies are about to invade Sicily - but the Germans must be convinced that their real target is Greece. A briefcase containing plans for the fake invasion is attached to a body dressed as a British major and given an elaborate false identity. The 'man who never was' is then left at sea for the Germans to find. However, Nazi intelligence believes that the find may be just too good to be true - and a desperate cat-and-mouse game begins in the heart of war torn London... Special Features: Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Stills Gallery Collectors Booklet
Midnight Express: Brad Davis and John Hurt star in this riveting true story of a young American's nightmarish experiences in a Turkish prison and his unforgettable journey to freedom. Busted for attempting to smuggle hashish out of Istanbul, American College student Billy Hayes (Davis) is thrown into the city's most brutal jail. After suffering through four years of sadistic torture and inhuman conditions, Billy is about to be released when his parole is denied. Only his inner courage ...
The Titanic (Dir. Jean Negulesco 1953): Determined to remove her family from the superficial high society world in which her husband Richard (Clifton Webb) is engrossed Julia Sturges (Barbara Stanwyck) boards the R.M.S. Titanic in England on its maiden voyage to America along with her two children. Learning of her plans however Richard purchases a steerage ticket aboard the ship in hopes of reconciling with his family. But when fate ice and an overzealous ship captain step in the Sturges family faces an unimaginable challenge - the possibility of separation from one another forever. This classic based on the true-life history of the famed ocean liner remains one of the most poignant well-crafted films of all time. Winner of the 1953 Oscar for Best Screenplay. The Poseidon Adventure (Dir. Ronald Neame 1972): One of the most gripping escape films of all time follows ten survivors as they struggle to escape from an ocean liner capsized by a tidal wave. Suspenseful terror combined with the victims' intimate and personal stories results in compelling and heart-stopping drama. The distinguished talents of 15 Academy Award winners along with the incredible special effects make this film a true classic.
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