In Nazi-occupied Crete British officers Fermor (Bogarde) and Moss (Oxley) aided by local patriots are assigned the job of kidnapping German commander-in-chief Kreipe (Goring). The operation if successful will be an incredible propaganda coup for the Allies; while the abduction goes smoothly the resultant chase across the rocky Cretan landscape proves anything but...
A battle of action and wits in a World War II prison camp where the Fuhrer's scheme for looting a treasure-laden island off Greece is under way. Prisoners of war labour under the eye of the camp's Austrian Commandment Major Otto Hecht as they dig up priceless Greek art. Zeno the island's resistance leader and his woman Eleana scheme to defeat the occupiers. Zeno and his men clash with the Germans to save the lives of condemned prisoners and try to locate a submarine oil supply dep
Eureka Entertainment to release THE COCKLESHELL HEROES, an exhilarating action thriller based on true events, for the first time ever on Blu-ray as part of the Eureka Classics range from 15 July 2019. At the height of the Second World War, a battalion of German ships are safely docked at the unassailable port of Bordeaux. Newly promoted Major Stringer (JosÃ© Ferrer, also behind the camera as director) has a unique idea send a team of commandos out in collapsible canoes, have them paddle seventy miles upriver in arduous conditions and blow up the German ships with limpet mines. Also starring Trevor Howard and Christopher Lee, The Cockleshell Heroes is the true story of one of the most daring raids in British military history, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film in its worldwide debut on Blu-ray. Special Features: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Uncompressed LPCM 2.0 audio Optional English SDH subtitles Brand New and Exclusive interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
From visionary filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow, "The Hurt Locker" is an intense portrayal of elite soldiers who have one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: disarming bombs in the heat of combat.
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family... This is the story of Mark Renton (Ewan McGregor) and his so-called friends - a bunch of losers liars psychos thieves and junkies. Hilarious but harrowing the film charts the disintegration of their friendship as they proceed seemingly towards self-destruction. Mark alone has the insight and opportunity to escape his fate - but then again does he really want to choose life?
It's tempting to call the harrowing Stalingrad a World War II version of All Quiet on the Western Front, since both films take the perspective of ordinary German soldiers at ground level. Stalingrad surveys the misery of the battle of Stalingrad, the winter siege that cost the lives of almost one and a half million people--Russian defenders and German invaders alike. Not unlike Spielberg's approach to Saving Private Ryan, German director Joseph Vilsmaier rarely steps outside the action to comment on the higher purpose of the war, assuming the audience is aware of the evil of the Nazi regime. Instead, we simply follow a group of soldiers as they endure a series of gut-wrenching episodes, events that have the tang of authenticity and horror. Vilsmaier has a taste for symbolism and surreal touches, which only add to the unsettling sense of insanity this movie conjures up so well. --Robert Horton
Based on the novel by War Horse author, Michael Morpurgo, Waiting for Anya tells the powerful and authentic true story of a young shepherd-boy who risks everything to help smuggle Jewish children into Spain from German-occupied France. Filmed in the town of Lecsun, France in which the true to life story also originated, the film boasts an all-stellar cast including; Stranger Things star, Noah Schnapp, Academy Award Winner Anjelica Huston (Ever After, The Addams Family), Jean Reno (Leon, The Big Blue, Ronin), Frederick Schmidt (Mission: Impossible Fallout), Thomas Kretschmann (The Pianist, Central Intelligence) and Nicholas Rowe (Riviera, Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels).
The harrowing true account of what happened when a mission by a group of elite US troops in Somalia went terrribly wrong.
Produced, written and directed by Oscar winning Carl Foreman (The Bridge On The River Kwai, The Guns of Navarone, High Noon), The Victors is one of the most important and powerful war movies ever. The Victors follows a squad of American GI's fighting their way across Occupied Europe from the Italian Campaign to post-war Berlin. Impressionistic, chaotic and raw, from the liberation of a death camp to the fate of a single American deserter, The Victors tells it story through a series of unforgettable scenes and images. At the same time, this outstanding film also vividly captures the effect of the war upon the civilians they meet., as the soldiers dall in and out of relationships with broken and damaged women along their bloody way...
Set Comprises: Signs (2002): The Hess family in Bucks County Pennsylvania wake up one morning to find a 500 foot crop circle in their backyard. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) and his family are told extra-terrestrials are responsible for the sign in their field. They watch with growing dread at the news of crop circles being found all over the world. Signs is the emotional story of one family on one farm as they encounter the terrifying last moments of life as the world is being invaded. Get ready for a close encounter of the scared kind... The Sixth Sense (1999): After the assault and suicide of one of his ex-patients award-winning child psychologist Malcolm Crowe (Bruce Willis) is left determined to help a young boy named Cole who suffers from the same diagnosis as the ex-patient - they both see dead people. Malcolm cannot rest until he makes amends for his feelings of failure created by the mental breakdown of the first patient. Cole is a young boy who is paralyzed by fear from his visions of dead people. His mother is at her wits end trying to cope with Cole's eccentricities. With the help of Dr. Crowe Cole goes on a journey of self as he learns to overcome his fears all the while discovering the purpose of his gift. Unbreakable (2001): Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson star in a mind-shattering suspense-filled thriller that stays with you long after the end of this riveting supernatural film. When David Dunn (Willis) emerges from a horrific train crash as the sole survivor - and without a single scratch on him - he meets a mysterious stranger (Jackson) who will change David's life forever. Interrupting his life at odd moments it's Elijah Price's presence and probing that force David to confront his destiny on a journey of self-discovery and purpose that will absolutely stun you with its power.
Upon the sudden death of Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, his trusted and successful general Narcissus Meridas is unlawfully imprisoned and condemned to the gladiator games by Marcus's twisted son Commodus.
Near the beginning of World War II a squad of American soldiers become close comrades when they encounter fierce Japanese resistance in one of the war's most barbarous battles in Guadalcanal island.
A key film of the British New Wave Saturday Night And Sunday Morning was a great box-office success - audiences were thrilled by its anti-establishment energy the gritty realism of its setting and most of all by a working-class hero of a fresh and outspoken kind. Based on Alan Sillitoe's largely autobiographical novel the film is set in the grim industrial streets and factories of Nottingham where Arthur Seaton spends his days at a factory bench his Saturday evenings in the local pubs and his Saturday nights with Brenda (Rachel Roberts) wife of a fellow factory worker. Played by Albert Finney with an irresistable animal vitality Arthur is anti-authority (Don't let the bastards grind you down) and unashamedly amoral (What I'm out for is a good time. All the rest is propoganda). With powerful central performances cracking dialogue by Sillitoe and a superb jazz score by Johnny Dankworth Saturday Night And Sunday Morning still stands as a vibrant modern classic.
Iron Man Lift off with high-speed, high flying action that takes you instide the suit of Marvel's invincible Super Hero for the ultimate Iron Man experience! After surviving an unexpected attack in enemy territory, jet-setting industrialist Tony Stark builds a high-tech suit of armour and vows to protect the world as Iron Man. Straight for the pages of the legendary comic book, Iron Man is a hero who is built - not born- to be unlike any other! Iron Man 2 Robert Downeyn Jr. returns as billionaire Tony Stark in this thrilling sequel to the worldwide blockbuster. Now that his Super Hero secret has been revealed, Tony's life is more intense than ever. Everyone wants in on the Iron Man technology, whether for power or profit...but for Ivan Vanko ( Whiplash ), it's revenge! Tony must once again suit up and face his most dangerous enemy yet, but not without a few new allies of his own. Co-starring Mickey Rourke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Scarlett Johansson, Iron Man 2 is Even better than the first...it's a complete blast! Iron Man 3 Marvel Studios (Marvel's Avengers Assemble) unleashes the best Iron Man adventure yet with this must own, unprecedented global phenomenon starring Robert Downey Jr. When Tony Stark/Iron Man finds his entire world reduced to rubble, he must use all his ingenuity to survive, destory his enemy and somehow protect those he loves. But a soul-searching question haunts him: Does the man make the suit...or does the suit make the man? Featuring spectacular special effects, Marvel's Iron Man 3 is a wildly entertaining movie you'll watch again and again. Features: Deleted and Extended scenes S.H.I.E.L.D. Data Vault: An In-Depth look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe HD Commentary by Director Jon Favreau & more Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter Iron Man 3 Unmasked Desconstructing The Scene: Attack on Air Force One Deleted & Extended Scenes Gag Reel Exclusive Behind The Scenes Look - Marvel's Thor: The Dark World Commentary by Shane Black and Drew Pearce
Ridley Scott directs this fast moving action adventure about the disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3 1993 where nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers commanded by Capt. Mike Steele were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord which leads to a large and chaotic firefight between the Rangers and hundreds of Somali gunmen which destroys two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters in Mogadishu.
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David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) is a young computer whizz who hacks into what he believes is a new line of video games, little knowing that it is in fact NORAD, America's defence program. He inadvertently creates a hostile global situation, placing the world on the brink of nuclear war. Together with his girlfriend Jennifer (Ally Sheedy) and a misanthropic computer expert (John Wood), David must fight to prevent an atomic meltdown.
Music Box provides celebrated director Costa-Gavras another opportunity to weave a story of nail-biting suspense with frightening political overtones. In this intense courtroom thriller Chicago attorney Ann Talbot (Jessica Lange) agrees to defend her Hungarian immigrant father Mike Laszlo (Armin Mueller-Stahl) against accusations of heinous war crimes committed 50 years earlier. As the trial unfolds Ann probes for evidence that will not only establish his innocence but also lay to rest her own agonizing doubts about his past. When a hospitalized witness is suddenly located in Budapest the trial moves to her father's homeland. Here crucial testimony plus Ann's personal investigation lead to astonishing results.
"Red Baron" stars upcoming German actor Matthias Schweighofer ("Valkyrie") as the titular Red Baron, Manfred von Richthofen. Lena Headey and Joseph Fiennes complete the stellar cast for this wartime action/romance.
British intelligence officer Richard Burton poses as a high-ranking Nazi who leads a ragtag group of POWs on an impossible mission in this exciting World War II desert adventure. Based on the real life battle of Tobruk this action-crammed drama has Burton and his 'army' battling Nazi Panzer Divisions destroying fuel dumps and making a suicidal assault on Rommel's infamous gun emplacement that has the potential to destroy the British fleet...
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