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Carry On - The Complete Collection | DVD | (07/10/2013)
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This is classic British comedy at it's best! This DVD box set contains all 30 hilarious Carry On movies plus a host of DVD extras! Starring: Kenneth Williams Charles Hawtrey Jim Dale Joan Sims Barbara Windsor Hattie Jacques Windsor Davies Valerie Leon Peter Butterworth Bernard Bresslaw Terry Scott Bill Maynard Phil Silvers Patsy Rowlands and Frankie Howerd. Episodes Comprise: Carry On Sergeant Carry On Nurse Carry On Teacher Carry On Constable Carry On Regardless Carry On Cruising Carry On Cabby Carry On Jack Carry On Spying Carry On Cleo Carry On Cowboy Carry On Screaming! Carry On Don't Lose Your Head Carry On Follow That Camel Carry On Doctor Carry On Up the Khyber Carry On Camping Carry On Again Doctor Carry On Up the Jungle Carry On Loving Carry On Henry Carry On at Your Convenience Carry On Matron Carry On Abroad Carry On Girls Carry On Dick Carry On Behind Carry On England That's Carry On!' and 'Carry On Emmanuelle Special Features: 30 feature-length audio commentaries Trailers All 13 Episodes of the ATV situation comedy series: 'Carry On Laughing' Archive interviews with Sid James Terry Scott and Phil Silvers On location featurette hosted by June Whitfield The official 40th anniversary documentary: 'What's A Carry On?' Textless footage from 'Carry On Jack' and 'Carry On Spying' An alternative Director's cut presentation of 'Carry On England' Extensive production notes for all 30 films Stills Gallery
The Jazz Singer | DVD | (02/10/2006)
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Back in 1927, The Jazz Singer entered the history books as the first true, sound-on-film talking picture, with Al Jolson uttering the immortal words, "You ain't heard nothing yet!" But even then it was a creakingly sentimental old yarn. By the time this second remake showed up in 1980 (there was a previous one in 1953) it looked as ludicrously dated as a chaperone in a strip club. Our young hero, played by pop singer Neil Diamond in a doomed bid for movie stardom, is the latest in a long line of Jewish cantors, but secretly moonlights with a Harlem soul group. When his strictly Orthodox father (Laurence Olivier, complete with painfully hammy "oya-veh" accent) finds out, the expected ructions follow. Though the lad makes it big in showbiz, it all means nothing while he's cut off from family and roots. But in the end--well, you can guess, can't you? Diamond comes across as likeable enough in a bland way, but unencumbered by acting talent, and the music business has never looked so squeaky clean--nary a trace of drugs, and precious little sex or rock 'n' roll. As for anything sounding remotely like jazz, forget it. This is one story that should have been left to slumber in the archives. --Philip Kemp
Little Caesar | DVD | (19/06/2006)
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Edward G. Robinson stars as Enrico Bandelli in the role that made him a household name. Bandelli moves to the big city with partner in crime Joe Massara (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and becomes a member of Sam Vettori's Mafia gang. In spite of the urgings of pretty girl Olga Strassoff (Glenda Farell) to quit the mob Rico quickly becomes the head of the Vettori gang and with a couple of quick kills scares mob boss Arnie Lorch back to Detroit. Bandelli dubbed Little Caesar by the press is known as a boss in his own right but what goes up must come down...
The Charge Of The Light Brigade | DVD | (26/01/2009)
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The Charge of the Light Brigade was an infamous battle in the Crimean War considered one of the greatest military blunders in history and immortalized in the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson. The ill-conceived expedition to the Crimea was marked by an incredible lack of strategy and planning inadequate weapons camouflage food health care and communications. In the final battle all the soldiers had to protect them was their courage and blind faith. As Tennyson put it: Ours is not to question why/Ours is but to do and die. The film is a classic dissection of the pointlessness of war and the horrors inflicted on the common man who goes to fight in the name of his country. Directed by Tony Richardson and starring Trevor Howard Vanessa Redgrave (Atonement Howards End) and John Gielgud (Murder on the Orient Express Arthur The Charge of the Light Brigade was nominated for 6 BAFTAs.
The Odd Couple | DVD | (02/09/2002)
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Neil Simon's classic stage comedy made an effortless transition to the big screen in 1967, when The Odd Couple provided Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau with a tailor-made mid-career affirmation of their status as two of cinema's greatest funny men. Lemmon is Felix, manically obsessed with cleanliness and housekeeping, struggling to understand why his wife wants a divorce. Matthau is Oscar, his slovenly poker-playing buddy who invites him to take the spare room and lives to regret it as they rapidly and comically come to grief like an old, totally incompatible, married couple, revealing exactly why their respective wives have had enough. "I don't think two single men living alone in a big eight-room apartment should have a cleaner house than my mother", Matthau wails, trying to make sense of the disintegrating situation. The pair devour Simon's typically sharp and witty script in a frenzy of classic one-liners that allow Lemmon's trademark twitchy neurosis and Matthau's baleful cussedness to flourish. Great as they are, though, they are nearly eclipsed in the funniest scene of the film by Monica Evans and Carole Shelly as a couple of British expatriate sisters from the apartment upstairs. Carry On innuendo briefly meets Manhattan repartee and the screen crackles with brilliance. It's a comic masterclass. On the DVD: The Odd Couple on disc has no extras apart from the original cinema trailer, but the film, presented in 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen, with Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround, is pristine, Neal Hefti's score providing that instantly identifiable flavour of sophisticated 1960s American comedy. --Piers Ford
Steve Irwin's Most Dangerous Adventures | DVD | (18/11/2002)
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Steve Irwin: the Australian conservationist and 'Crocodile Hunter' his adventures made all the more poignant due to his untimely death on September 4 2006. His fearlessness in facing the deadliest of all species was his passion and while filming his newest series he was killed by the normally docile Sting-ray. Steve's filmed adventures remain a tribute to the man who brought light-entertainment combined with heart-pounding action to the world. Steve's ultimate aim was to ensure peop
The Planets | DVD | (18/08/2009)
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Explore the edges of the unknown with this 3 disc box set. Offering a close look at Saturn Mars and Jupiter and Mercury and Venus
The London Box Set | DVD | (15/06/2009)
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Boxset Contains: 1. Pool Of London 2. The Small World Of Sammy Lee 3. The Yellow Balloon 4. The London Nobody Knows / Les Bicyclettes De Bellsize
Strauss; Salome | DVD | (01/09/2008)
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Salome, composed by Richard Strauss. Performed by The Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and conducted by Philippe Jordan.
Notorious | DVD | (30/10/2000)
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One of Alfred Hitchcock's classics, this romantic thriller features a cast to die for: Ingrid Bergman, Cary Grant and Claude Rains. Bergman plays the daughter of a disgraced father who is recruited by American agents to infiltrate a post-World War II spy ring in Brazil. Her control agent is Grant, who treats her with disdain while developing a deep romantic bond with her. Her assignment: to marry the suspected head of the ring (Rains) and get the goods on everyone involved. Danger, deceit, betrayal--and, yes, romance--all come together in a nearly perfect blend as the film builds to a terrific (and surprising) climax. Grant and Bergman rarely have been better. --Marshall Fine
Ballet Favourites | DVD | (02/08/2004)
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Ballet Favorites is a spectacular compilation of sequences from some of the world's best loved ballets - La Fille mal Gardee The Nutcracker Giselle The Sleeping Beauty Romeo and Juliet La Bayadere The Prince of Pagodas and Don Quixote. On display are the talents of some of the greateset dancers of recent years with the world's top ballet companies: American Ballet Theatre The Royal Ballet The Kirov Ballet The Paris Opera Ballet.
NASA's Greatest Missions | DVD | (23/03/2009)
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It is now possible to relive all the most exciting moments in NASA's history. See the phenomenally powerful space rockets launch men into space. Experience the incredible sensation of the first spacewalk and watch in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the moon for the very first time. Included are candid interviews with the astronauts scientists and engineers who made it all happen.
Bolshoi Ballet - Trapeze/Fragments of a Biography (Maximova) | DVD | (02/08/2007)
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Romeo And Juliet - Prokofiev | DVD | (24/09/2004)
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Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953)Romeo and JulietBallet in three actsLibretto by Sergei Pokofiev Sergei Radlov and Adrian PiotrovskyBased on the play by William ShakespeareRevised choreography by Yuri Grigorovich based on the choreography by Leonid LavrovskyJuliet Natalya BessmertnovaRomeo Irek MukhamedovMercutio Mikhail SharkovTybalt Aleksandr VetrovThe Bolshoi Theatre OrchestraAlgis ZhuraitisRecorded at the Bolshoi Theatre 1989
Rebecca | DVD | (01/01/2008)
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Whilst on holiday, young timid ladies companion (Joan Fontaine) meets handsome and wealthy widower Maxim de Winter (Laurence Olivier) whose wife Rebecca has recently died in a boating accident.The two fall in love and marry. However, her joy is short lived when she returns to the de Winter estate and soon discovers that Rebecca still has a strange, unearthly hold over everyone there.
Bear Grylls - Born Survivor - Series 3 | DVD | (08/06/2009)
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Series three of Born Survivor sees presenter Bear Grylls travel to the furthest ends of the earth in search of action and adventure. From the jagged peaks of the Baja peninsula to the scorching sands of Namibia Bear takes on almost impossible obstacles; battling the elements to show you how to survive in some of the world's toughest places. As if the environments weren't dangerous enough Bear takes on the wildlife; he wrestles an alligator in the Louisiana swamps reacts violently to a bee-sting in Mexico and goes into underground tunnels hunting for porcupine with the San bushmen in Namibia.
Purcell - Dido and Aeneas: a Choreographic Opera (Cremonesi) | DVD | (30/06/2008)
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In 'Dido And Aeneas' Sasha Waltz Opens Up New Horizons In Music Theatre, Creating A Fusion Of Dance, SingingAnd Music-The Choreographic Opera.Singers, Dancers, Musicians And Designers All Play An Equsl Part In This Integrated Approach Towards Choreography.
The Song Of Bernadette | DVD | (18/10/2004)
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In 1858 Lourdes resident Bernadette Sobrirous a poverty-stricken peasant girl witness a vision of a 'beautiful lady'. However news of the 'miracle' polarises opinion in the town: adoration suspicion and greed among the simple townspeople stubborn scepticism from the local doctor and charges of insanity from the town prosecutor... Winner of four Oscars.
Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky | DVD | (24/11/2004)
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Swan Lake From the Bolshoi Theatre 1989Ballet in Two Acts Four Scenes
As You Like It | DVD | (12/02/2007)
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Laurence Olivier and Elisabeth Bergner star in this enchanting and highly acclaimed adaptation of William Shakespeare's classic comedy. Rosalind (Elisabeth Bergner) the daughter of an exiled Duke falls in love with Orlando (Laurence Olivier) the son of one of her father's courtiers. When Orlando continues to ignore her Rosalind decides the best way to be at his side is by disguising herself as a boy. Her deception works too well as Orlando would rather be in the boy's company than hers! How Rosalind works out her predicament is all part of the fun and farce. Filmed in England in 1936 when Olivier was still considered a 'promising young actor' rather than one of the finest actors ever to play Shakespeare As You Like It is in fact Olivier's first filmed Shakespearean performance and therefore a genuine milestone in film history. This outstanding production boasts a distinguished supporting cast which includes John Laurie and Felix Aylmer as well as editing by David Lean camerawork by the legendary Jack Cardiff and a script adaptation co-authored by J.M. Barrie of 'Peter Pan' fame.