From filmmaker Mark Cousins (Story of Film: An Odyssey) comes his epic new documentary, Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema. Presented as a guide on how to make a film, it's presented in thematic chapters, using examples from 183 women filmmakers from around the world. Includes narration from Tilda Swinton, Debra Winger, Sharmila Tagore, and Jane Fonda. This 5disc set includes the full 14 hour version, divided into five separate parts and represents one of the most ambitious and indepth documentaries ever made.
Hammer Volume Five: Death & Deceit collects four films from the early sixties which found the studio looking beyond the horror genre for its next box-office success. Visa to Canton (1961, released in the US as Passport to China) is a torn-from-the-headlines spy thriller; The Pirates of Blood River (1962), starring Kerwin Mathews (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) and Christopher Lee (The Face of Fu Manchu), is a swashbuckling adventure; The Scarlet Blade (1963, released in the US as The Crimson Blade) is an English Civil War-set actioner which follows the fortunes of Cromwell's Roundheads; and The Brigand of Kandahar (1965) takes Hammer to the North-West Frontier for an action-adventure starring Ronald Lewis (Taste of Fear) and Oliver Reed (The System). All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, while Visa to Canton, The Scarlet Blade and The Brigand of Kandahar make their world Blu-ray premieres. Extras INDICATOR LIMITED BLU-RAY EDITION BOX SET SPECIAL FEATURES: VISA TO CANTON High Definition remaster Original mono audio Two presentations of the film: Visa to Canton, and Passport to China, with the alternative US titles Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020) Hammer's Women: Lisa Gastoni (2020): profile of the Hammer star by critic and writer Virginie SÃ©lavy Ticket to Ride (2020): film historian Vic Pratt discusses ethnocentrism in sixties British cinema David Huckvale on Edwin Astley (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Josephine Botting, an account of the RB-47 affair which inspired Visa to Canton, an overview of promotional materials, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray THE PIRATES OF BLOOD RIVER High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, art director Don Mingaye and Hammer historian Marcus Hearn (2008) Hammer's Women: Marla Landi (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Kat Ellinger Stephen Laws Introduces The Pirates of Blood River' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Andrew Keir at the Manchester Festival of Fantastic Films (1993): archival video recording of the acclaimed actor in conversation with Stephen Laws Did I Write That? (2020): Jonathan Rigby, author of English Gothic, discusses the career of Jimmy Sangster David Huckvale on Gary Hughes (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Yes, We Have No Piranhas (2020): video essay on the censorship history of The Pirates of Blood River Original theatrical trailer Brian Trenchard-Smith trailer commentary (2013): short critical appreciation Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Lindsay Hallam, Jimmy Sangster on The Pirates of Blood River, a selection of promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray THE SCARLET BLADE High Definition remaster Original mono audio Two presentations of the film: The Scarlet Blade, and The Crimson Blade, with the alternative US titles Audio commentary with film historian Kevin Lyons (2020) Hammer's Women: June Thorburn (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Josephine Botting Stephen Laws Introduces The Scarlet Blade' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Interviews with Hugh Harlow and Pauline Wise (2020): the second assistant director and continuity person discuss the making of The Scarlet Blade Almost an Auteur (2020): horror author and critic Kim Newman on the eclectic career of writer-director John Gilling David Huckvale on Gary Hughes (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original US theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, an extract from Oliver Reed's autobiography, a selection of promotional materials, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray THE BRIGAND OF KANDAHAR High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historian Vic Pratt (2020) Hammer's Women: Yvonne Romain (2020): profile of the Hammer star by film historian Melanie Williams Stephen Laws Introduces The Brigand of Kandahar' (2020): an appreciation by the acclaimed horror author Swashbuckling (2020): writer and historian Neil Sinyard looks at writer-director John Gilling's films for Hammer David Huckvale on Don Banks (2020): appreciation of the film's score by the author of Hammer Film Scores and the Musical Avant-Garde Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Naman Ramachandran, an extensive selection of promotional materials, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray
Witness nature's greatest dramas and emotional encounters up close as Spy in the Wild returns with its revolutionary spy cameras. The latest series explores mass gatherings among the animal kingdom as its even more lifelike spy creatures infiltrate communities and take you into the heart of the action. Why do animals gather for one-off events? What does it feel like to be part of the herd? And how do they cope with the changing seasons and climate? Become part of a gorilla family for the day, discover the drama of koala breeding season, and feel the heat of battle as Komodo dragons battle for supremacy. Narrated by David Tennant
London's best detectives take on its worst crimes in this slick mystery series from the creator of Suspects. Veteran DI David Bradford (Hugo Speer, Father Brown) heads an elite murder squad, but he's been on leave following the unexplained disappearance of his wife. In his absence, ambitious DS Vivienne Cole (Sharon Small, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries) has been leading the investigations, and when Bradford returns to work, the two clash over their methods and lines of inquiry. Despite the tension, they strive to solve complex crimes, along with DC Rob Brady (Bailey Patrick, Bodyguard) and Trainee DC Billie Fitzgerald (Tori Allen-Martin, Unforgotten). The only case David can't crack is the one most personal to him until another of their investigations uncovers evidence linked to his missing wife.
From Sergio Corbucci, the legendary director of Django, Navajo Joe, The Great Silence, Companeros and The Mercenary comes The Specialists (Gli Specialisti, aka Drop Them or I'll Shoot), a thrilling spaghetti western starring French music and film great Johnny Hallyday (The Man on the Train, DÃ©tective, Vengeance). Notorious gunfighter Hud Dixon (Hallyday) arrives in Blackstone, a town where his brother was wrongfully accused of robbing a bank and lynched for it. As Hud seeks revenge, he starts to discover the truth behind the stolen loot, and has to contend with an idealistic sheriff, a beautiful and seductive female banker, a corrupt businessman and a one-armed Mexican bandit, who was once his friend. Also starring Gastone Moschin (The Conformist, Caliber 9), FranÃ§oise Fabian (Belle de Jour, My Night at Maud's), and gorgeously filmed by Dario Di Palma (The Seduction of Mimi, The Oldest Profession), Eureka Classics is proud to present Gli Specialisti on Blu-ray from a new 4K restoration. Special Features: LIMITED EDITION O-CARD SLIPCASE [First Print Run of 2000 units] 1080p presentation on Blu-ray from an incredible 4K restoration Restored Italian and French audio options Rarely heard English dub track Optional English subtitles Feature-length audio commentary by filmmaker Alex Cox A brand new and exclusive interview with Austin Fisher, author of Radical Frontiers in the Spaghetti Western: Politics, Violence and Popular Italian Cinema Trailer PLUS: A LIMITED EDITION collector's booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units] featuring new writing by western authority Howard Hughes on both the film, and the French-western sub-genre
With its non-professional cast, this sensitive drama, which explores the intimate relationship between a coal-miner's daughter and her half-brother, is American independent cinema's closest relation to Italian Neorealism. Presented by Nicolas Winding Refn in a beautiful new restoration, Joseph L Anderson's film played international festivals in 2019 to great acclaim. Extras New 4K restoration Original mono audio Spring Night Summer Night': 50 Years Later (2020): retrospective documentary by Glenn Litton featuring interviews with writer-director Joseph L Anderson, writer-producer Franklin Miller, actors John Crawford, Ted Heimerdinger and Larue Hall, and sound editor Tom Peterson I'm Goin' to Straitsville (2020): documentary revisiting the Columbus, Ohio locations with Franklin and Judy Miller, and archivist and restoration supervisor Peter Conheim Cleveland Cinematheque Q&A (2016): cast and crew panel discussion 16mm On-set Footage (1967, silent): rare and previously unseen material from the film's production In the Middle of the Nights (2020): video essay by Ross Lipman comparing Spring Night Summer Night to its sexploitation' recut, Miss Jessica Is Pregnant Three short films by Anderson, comprising the Bluegrass Trilogy': Football as It Is Played Today (1961), How Swived (1962), and Cheers (1963) New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Ian Mantgani, Glenn Litton's memories of director Joseph L Anderson, Peter Conheim on the film's restoration, a look at the career of distributor Joseph L Brenner, an overview of critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
From the incredible true story of Tim Jenkin's imprisonment and escape in Apartheid-era South Africa, Escape from Pretoria is a super tense prison break thriller. Daniel Radcliffe stars as Tim Jenkin, a real-life ANC activist who was branded a terrorist and imprisoned - in South Africa s maximum-security Pretoria prison in the late 1970 s during Apartheid. Along with two fellow freedom fighters, played by Daniel Webber (The Punisher, The Dirt) and Mark Leonard Winter (The Dressmaker) Tim made a complex and daring escape 18 months into his incarceration using handcrafted wooden keys. The ingenious escape attempt happened 40 years ago on 11th December 1979. Escape from Pretoria, based on the biography by Tim Jenkin, also stars Ian Hart (Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone) and Stephen Hunter (The Hobbit Trilogy). Directed and co-written by Francis Annan and produced by Jackie Sheppard (Africa United), Mark Blaney (Africa United) and David Barron (Kenneth Branagh s Cinderella, Harry Potter).
Three friends push the boundaries of trust in this hermetically sealed shocker from the creators of Trainspotting. Starring Kerry Fox (The Hanging Garden), Christopher Eccleston (Elizabeth) and Ewan McGregor (Star Wars: The Phantom Menace), Shallow Grave is a masterpiece of terror riddled with hairpin turns that takes you on a fantastic ride to the lowest depths of human nature. Juliet (Fox), David (Eccelston) and Alex (McGregor) find that their reclusive roommate has not left his bedroom for days. After kicking in the door they discover his drug over-dose . and a suitcase full of money! Fatefully choosing to keep the money, they know they have got to get rid of the remains. But the body won't stay buried and a careless trail from the shallow grave leads the police - and two money hungry thugs - back to the trio. And as the stakes get higher, so does the body count, not to mention their paranoia which is quickly putting their friendships in jeopardy.... forever!
Thirty years has passed since the appearance of Burnish, a race of flame-wielding mutant beings, who destroyed half of the world with fire. When a new group of aggressive mutants calling themselves Mad Burnish appears, the epic battle between Galo Thymos, a new member of the anti-Burnish rescue team Burning Rescue, and Lio Fotia, the leader of Mad Burnish begins. Contains the film on Blu-Ray with both the English dub and the original Japanese track with English subtitles.
A typical night for a group of war veterans at the local VFW turns into an all-out battle for survival when a teenage girl runs into the bar with a bag of stolen drugs. Suddenly under attack from a gang of punk mutants looking to get back what's theirs -- at any cost -- the vets use every weapon they can put together to protect the girl, and their VFW, in the biggest fight of their lives. A Gory and fun throwback to 80 s punk rock action movies Flickering Myth.
GREED tells the story of self-made British billionaire Sir Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan), whose retail empire is in crisis. For 30 years he has ruled the world of retail fashion bringing the high street to the catwalk and the catwalk to the high street but after a damaging public inquiry, his image is tarnished. To save his reputation, he decides to bounce back with a highly publicised and extravagant party celebrating his 60th birthday on the Greek island of Mykonos. A satire on the grotesque inequality of wealth in the fashion industry, the film sees McCreadie's rise and fall through the eyes of his biographer, Nick (David Mitchell).
A young man dies in a car accident and is reborn in a magical new world. The old, yet wise Merlin finds the boy, names him Shin, raises him from infancy, and teaches him combat and powerful magic along the way. 15 years later, Shin is ready to travel the globe on his own, but Merlin forgot to teach him something major common sense!
British ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) arrives in Los Angeles to investigate the mystery of his daughter's accidental death. His prime suspect, the wealthy, heavily guarded music promoter Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), is no easy target. Propelled into an increasingly brutal search for truth, Wilson, with single-mindedness and terrifying precision, moves unstoppably toward revenge.
Hiroshima (1953) is a powerful evocation of the devastation wrought by the world's first deployment of the atomic bomb and its aftermath, based on the written eye-witness accounts of its child survivors compiled by Dr. Arata Osada for the 1951 book Children Of The A Bomb: Testament Of The Boys And Girls Of Hiroshima. Adapted for the screen by independent director Hideo Sekigawa (Listen to the Voices of the Sea, Tokyo Untouchable) and screenwriter Yasutaro Yagi (Theatre of Life, Rice), Hiroshima combines a harrowing documentary realism with moving human drama, in a tale of the suffering, endurance and survival of a group of teachers, their students and their families. It boasts a rousing score composed by Akira Ifukube (Godzilla) and an all-star cast including Yumeji Tsukioka (Late Spring, The Eternal Breasts), Isuzu Yamada (Throne of Blood, Yojimbo) and Eiji Okada (Hiroshima Mon Amour, Woman in the Dunes), appearing alongside an estimated 90,000 residents from the city as extras, including many survivors from that fateful day on 6th August 1945. Hiroshima was produced and distributed outside of the studio system by the Japan Teachers' Union following the mixed critical reception to Children of Hiroshima (1952), directed by Kaneto Shindo the previous year, the first dramatic feature to deal directly with the atomic bombing. Although sequences from the film were used in Alain Resnais' classic of French New Wave cinema, Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), it has been effectively out of circulation in Japan and the rest of the world since its original release in 1953 due to the force and political sensitivity of its message. This new High Definition presentation is the complete version, restoring the footage from the international edit that was released in the United States in 1955. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-rayâ¢ (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed audio Archive interview with actress Yumeji Tsukioka Hiroshima Nagasaki Download (2011), 73-minute documentary featuring interviews with survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings now residing in the United States, with an introduction by the director Shinpei Takeda New video essay by Jasper Sharp Newly commissioned artwork by Scott Saslow FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by Mick Broderick
A young American soldier in Afghanistan is disturbed by his commanding officer's behavior and is faced with a moral dilemma.
It's suspected that a peace/anti-nuke organization in UK has some extremists willing to use terrorism. The action will probably be against an embassy in London. The SAS/Special Air Service try to get the organization infiltrated.
One of the most genre-defining (not to mention genre-defying!) horror-comedies imaginable, and one of the key Hong Kong blockbuster hits of the 1980s, the popularity and influence of Mr. Vampire cannot be overstated. Spawning at least four sequels and countless spin-offs and imitations, this Hong Kong horror-comedy to end them all was an understandable crowd-pleasing sensation, and triggered a wave of jiangshi ( hopping vampire ) movies. Produced by the legendary Sammo Hung, the original Mr. Vampire is essential viewing for anyone interested in the 80s golden age of Hong Kong cinema. In a career-making performance, the late Lam Ching-ying is Master Kau, expert on all matters of the supernatural. When Kau and his two bumbling students, Man Choi (famous comedian Ricky Hui) and Chou (Fist of Legend's Chin Siu-ho), exhume a corpse for reburial, things go frighteningly and hilariously awry when the cadaver is revealed to be a hopping vampire. With the undead on the loose, Master Kau is blamed for the chaos, and must work with his students to put the spirits to rest before the vampire's own granddaughter (80s Hong Kong action icon Moon Lee) gets bitten. Fighting the vampires with everything from sticky rice to filing down the bloodsucker's fangs, the trio must defeat an increasing number of ghoulish dangers. Director Ricky Lau would go on to make several more Mr. Vampire successors (as well as the related Sammo Hung sequel Encounters of the Spooky Kind II, with Lam Ching-ying as another vampire-battling master), but nothing tops the original for its classic fusion of screams and laughs, and it has never looked as eye-poppingly, vampire-hoppingly beautiful as this new Blu-ray special edition. Special Features: Limited Edition O-CARD Slipcase with new artwork by Darren Wheeling [2000 units] PLUS: A Collector's Booklet featuring new writing on the film [2000 units] 1080p presentation from a brand new 2K restoration Original Cantonese audio (original mono presentations) English dub track produced for the film's original European home video release English dub track produced for the film's original American home video release Newly translated English subtitles Brand new and exclusive feature length audio commentary by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) Alternate end credits Archival interview with Chin Siu-hou [40 mins] Archival interview with Moon Lee [15 mins] Archival interview with Ricky Lau [12 mins] Original Hong Kong Trailer
Made shortly after the box-office success of House of Wax, The Mad Magician returns Vincent Price to the world of three-dimensional horror. He plays Don Gallico, the creator of elaborate illusions for stage magicians, who seeks their fame and will turn to murder to achieve it! Directed by John Brahm (The Undying Monster), The Mad Magician is presented in two- and three-dimensions, and is accompanied by a pair of 3D comedy shorts by the Three Stooges. Extras INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES 2K restoration 3D and 2D presentations Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Kevin Lyons and Jonathan Rigby (2020) Three-Dimensional Magic (2020): appreciation of The Mad Magician and the 3D filmmaking boom of the 1950s by cinematographer Frank Passingham (Kubo and the Two Strings) and archivist Tom Vincent, presented in 3D and 2D Super 8 version: cut-down home cinema presentation in anaglyphic 3D Two short films starring the Three Stooges and produced by Columbia Pictures: Pardon My Backfire (1953) and Spooks! (1953), presented in 3D and 2D Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography Original theatrical trailer New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Kat Ellinger, a look at the career of producer Bryan Foy, an archival interview with director John Brahm by David Del Valle, a guide to the promotional campaign of The Mad Magician, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Jeff Billington on the Three Stooges' 3D shorts, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited edition of 3,000 copies
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