'Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Public Enemies) knows firsthand that every day in New York City is a struggle to survive. So when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard, Iron Man, Hustle and Flow) gives him a chance to be something more in the brutal underground world of bare-knuckle street-fighting, Shawn decides that he has something worth fighting for and puts everything on the line to win. Every knockout brings him closer to the life he''s always wanted, but also traps him in a dangerous web he can''t escape.'
'Boat that rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60''s, and pop music. It''s about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz.In 1966 - British pop music''s finest era - the BBC played just 2 hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people - over half the population of Britain - listened to the pirates every single day.Recently expelled from school, Carl (Tom Sturridge) has been sent by his mother to find some direction in life by visiting his godfather Quentin. However, Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock, a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea, populated by an eclectic crew of rock ''n'' roll DJs.They are led by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) - big, brash, American, god of the airwaves, and totally in love with the music. He''s faithfully backed up by his co-broadcasters Dave (Nick Frost) - ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny Simon (Chris O''Dowd) - super-nice and searching for true love Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom) - enigmatic, handsome and man of few words Wee Small Hours Bob - the late night DJ, whose hobbies are folk music and drugs Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke) - possessor of the smallest intelligence known to mankind On-The-Hour John (Will Adamsdale) - the newsreader and Angus ''The Nut'' Nutsford (Rhys Darby) - possibly the most annoying man in Britain.Life on the North Sea is eventful. Simon finds the woman of his dreams and is married on the boat... only to be left by his bride the next day. Gavin (Rhys Ifans) returns from his drug tour of America to his rightful position as greatest DJ in Britain and, in doing so, clashes with the Count. And Carl discovers the opposite sex and who his real father is.Meanwhile, pirate stations have come to the attention of government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) who is out for the blood of these lawbreakers. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, Dormandy seizes the chance to score a political goal and The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act is passed in an effort to outlaw the pirates and remove their ghastly influence from the land once and for all.What results is a literal storm on the high seas. With Radio Rock in peril, it''s devoted fans rally together and stage an epic Dunkirk-style hundred boat rescue to save their DJ heroes. Some things may come to an end, but rock ''n'' roll never dies.'
It is a momentous day in the life of fi lm extra Joe McGill. He has fi nally been given one crucial line in a television fi lm. One line that could give him the big break he has been longing for, and lead to the fulfi lment of his life-long ambition to become a professional actor... if he can survive the on-set chaos!
'Performing live at Poole''s Lighthouse Theatre, Jethro''s brand new show is packed with side-splitting observations on life and hilarious sketches.Jethro takes a look at life, as only he can, and shares the benefits of going out with a homeless girl to his experiences at a deaf and dumb dance. Discover the true meaning of ram raiding in Wales and find out what Denzil Penberthy''s been up to - from meeting a sniffer dog to having an out-of-this-world sexual experience.This latest portion of the daft and barmy features Jethro at his belly-laughing best!'
'In 1922, Madrid is wavering on the edge of change as traditional values are challenged by the dangerous new influences of Jazz, Freud and the avant-garde. Salvador Dali arrives at the university 18 years old and determined to become a great artist. His bizarre blend of shyness and rampant exhibitionism attracts the attention of two of the university''s social elite - Federico Garcia Lorca and Luis Bunuel.Salvador is absorbed into their decadent group and for a time Salvador, Luis and Federico become a formidable trio, the most ultra-modern group in Madrid. However as time passes, Salvador feels an increasingly strong pull towards the charismatic Federico - who is himself oblivious of the attentions he is getting from his beautiful writer friend, Margarita. Finally, in the face of his friends'' preoccupations - and Federico''s growing renown as a poet - Luis sets off for Paris in search of his own artistic success. Federico and Salvador spend the holiday in the sea-side town of Cadaques. Both the idyllic surroundings and the warmth of the Dali family sweep Federico off his feet. Salvador and he draw closer, sharing their deepest beliefs, inspirations and secrets, convinced that they have found a kind of friendship undreamt of by others. It is more that a meeting of the minds it is a fusion of souls. And then one night, in the phosphorescent water, it becomes something else...'
'In the wake of a painful estrangement from his daughter, boxing trainer Frankie Dunn has been unwilling to let himself get close to anyone for a very long time - then Maggie Fitzgerald walks into his gym. In a life of constant struggle, Maggie''s gotten herself this far on raw talent, unshakable focus and a tremendous force of will. But more than anything, she wants someone to believe in her. The last thing Frankie needs is that kind of responsibility - let alone that kind of risk - but won over by Maggie''s sheer determination, he begrudgingly agrees to take her on. In turns exasperating and inspiring each other, the two come to discover that they share a common spirit that transcends the pain and loss of their pasts, and they find in each other a sense of family they lost long ago. Yet, they both face a battle that will demand more heart and courage than any they''ve ever known. Special Features: Born To Fight Producer''s Round 15 James Lipton Takes On Three'
Brandon Routh of Superman Returns stars as Scott, who is suddenly single and alone after his girlfriend dumps him during his marriage proposal and his roommate moves thousands of miles away. But when he invites super-nice strangers Ryan and Mary (Sophia Bush of One Tree Hill and Jesse Bradford of Bring It On ) to share his apartment, they soon begin to intrude on every aspect of his life including his new relationship with the girl of his dreams (Jennifer Morrison of House M.D. ). Is Scott just being paranoid or does this seemingly perfect couple need a third wheel to keep them rolling? Johnny Galecki ( The Big Bang Theory ) and Liza Lapira ( NCIS , 21) co-stars in this twisted romantic comedy about bad dates, worse friends and the madness that waits at a Table For Three.
'In this exciting drama, Jesse Stone has settled in as the police chief of the small New England town of Paradise, Mass., and his ultimate nightmare has come true: Stone finds himself filling his time writing parking tickets and struggling to keep his ever-present attraction to beautiful women and booze under control. With one of his officers on maternity leave and another fighting for his life after suffering a gunshot wound, Jesse''s restlessness gets the best of him and he re-opens a 12-year-old cold case involving the murder of a bank teller. Jesse finds his unsolved case unfolding while he''s also investigating the tawdry circumstances surrounding an alleged rape aboard a yacht during the town''s annual Race Week.'
'Kung fu kid Jay seems destined for a life of perfecting his ancient skills in the local martial arts school. But when he displeases his four crazy masters by not pretending to be hurt by their feeble punches, he is expelled. Out on his own, he quickly realises that his lightning fast reflexes and super-human eye are good for more than just fighting - they are tailor made for shooting amazing aerial hoops. It is not long before he''s starting in the college team and helping them home-in on the championship. But despite his incredible abilities, he faces a challenge to fit in with his envious team-mates, impress the girl of his dreams and defeat his cheating, backboard abusing arch enemies. From the action director of Shaolin Soccer, Curse of the Golden Flower and House of Flying Daggers, Kung Fu Dunk is breathless, non-stop kung fu style B-Ball from start to finish!'
A struggling young writer, Nicholas Whistler, is sent on a seemingly innocent commercial assignment behind the Iron Curtain. On his arrival in Prague, everyone - including his beautiful chauffeuse, Vlasta - believes the Czech-speaking Nicholas to be a spy. It takes much time and adventure for him to realise it, but when he eventually discovers that he has been plunged into the world of international espionage, he is numb with horror. With his contacts gone, he is on his own, and must escape arrest and flee to England. But the secret police are close behind him
'Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Wallace and Gromit - the Academy Award (Oscar) - winning claymated pair have specially re-mastered all four of their smashing half hour specials in this complete collection! A Grand Day Out Wallace likes a nice bit of cheese with his crackers, so when this eccentric inventor finds his fridge empty and the local corner shop shut for the Bank Holiday, he is forced to look further a field for his cheddar. The two modelling clay heroes blast off in their home-made rocket on the ultimate day trip Wallace and Gromit are off to the moon! The Wrong Trousers This time the modelling clay stars are plunged into a hilarious tale of skulduggery involving an extraordinary pair of automated trousers and a villainous penguin. Posing as an innocent lodger, the fiendish fish-eater sets about recruiting mild mannered Wallace as an unwitting accomplice to his dastardly plot - a diamond heist with a technically advanced, trouser-inspired difference. It is left to Gromit to turn detective and save the day as malice and mayhem culminate in a breathless train-top chase - around the sitting room! A Close Shave Trade is booming for Wallace and Gromit''s Wash''n''Go window cleaning service and love is in the air as Wallace falls for the owner of the local wool shop, the lovely Wendolene. But Wallace has a new incentive - a Knit-O-Matic machine - and adventure looms. Sheep are being rustled, wool is in short supply and Wendolene''s malevolent pooch is on the prowl... featuring Shaun the Sheep! A Matter of Loaf and Death Wallace and Gromit have opened a new bakery Top Bun and business is booming, not least because a deadly Cereal Killer has murdered all the other bakers in town. Can Gromit save his master from becoming the next baker to be butchered?'
A cultural icon, consummate interviewer and guiding light behind some of the most popular documentaries ever made, Alan Whickers quiet brand of incisive, insightful television journalism has enthralled audiences for the last six decades. This second volume showcases the diversity of his output from aristocracy to Disneyland, from the majesty of Alaska to the fl eshpots of Los Angeles.The Aristocracy BusinessAlan Whicker investigates the aristocracy, talking to rich peers and land-owners, including the Baron of Guiseborough, the Baron of Faversham, Viscount Down, and George Howard (Castle Howard).Tankers/Boat People (Hong Kong)Its the Chinese New Years Day and Alan Whicker focuses on a picturesque Chinese race and their strange centuries-old pattern of life - the Boat People, whose homes, shops, restaurants and brothels (or flower-boats) all float.Devils IslandThe most dreaded island in the world has been undisturbed and decaying for a few silent years. Alan Whicker seeks out ex-convicts who survived the Islands unspeakable cruelties, and parts the curtain on a grisly stage where 75,000 Bagnards lived, fought and died.Pixie Dust on the Goodie Goodie LandAlan Whicker discusses the coming of Disneyworld to Florida. The special magic of Disneyworld is explored and Whicker finds himself judged unacceptable by the tribe of apostles preparing to spread pixie dust on ten million people a year.Large Sums of Money Have a Very Fusty SmellIn one of Whickers most riveting interviews, Charmain Biggs, wife of Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs, talks at length about the background to his part in the robbery, his dramatic escape from Wandsworth and their life on the run in Australia where they were eventually discovered.Anchorage, Alaska - The Ultimate Dream, the Last Chance to do it RightAlan Whicker heads north to the spectacular landscpe of Alaska. It has the most hostile conditions in the world Winter temperatures average minus 60 degrees, if theres a wind, it can plummet below minus 100 degrees and the nights last two months.Nothing is Utopia, This Comes Pretty CloseAlan Whicker meets some of the 50,000 Britons that have made Los Angeles their home, drinking in English-style pubs and playing cricket. He interviews Christopher Lee and Peter Sellers and also meets that model of Englishness, Patrick Macnee, who admits he would like to die in Dorset.The Absolute MonarchAlan Whicker joins the Sultan of Brunei (reputedly the richest man in the world) in his kingdom on the island of Borneo. He joins in the silver jubilee celebrations and meets the Sultans family and his army.Special Features:None Listed
Internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster ( New York Trilogy , The Book of Illusions , Man in the Dark ) explores the art of writing in the darkly comical THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST. Having completed his fourth novel, Martin Frost accepts the invitation of friends to spend a few weeks in their vacant country house. On his first morning there, he awakes to find the beautiful and mysterious Claire Martin lying next to him. Intrigued by her presence, Martin finds himself compelled to write a new story. But as he progresses, he realises that his and Claire s fate are bound up in the tale he is telling. Employing the wit and intelligence of his literary work, and featuring excellent performances by David Thewlis (THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS), Irne Jacob (THREE COLOURS: RED) and Michael Imperioli (THE SOPRANOS), Auster s third film (after BLUE IN THE FACE and LULU ON THE BRIDGE) is both a mystery and a fascinating portrait of an artist and his muse.
'Festive spin-off comedy drama and follow up to the ITV series and specials ''Christmas Lights'' (2004), ''Northern Lights'' (2006) and ''City Lights'' (2007) starring Robson Green and Mark Benton as feuding neighbours Colin and Howie. When Howie is selected to represent the UK at the World Santa Champions in Lithuania, despite the negative spirit he has embraced since his marriage collapsed, the two begin a dispute over who makes a better Santa Claus. However, after much effort, Howie convinces Colin to accompany him dressed as an elf. Filled with doubt in his abilities, Howie''s performance in the games gets worse every round and it is up to Colin to help his friend to win the competition and get his life back on track.'
'Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife''s sudden death. Pietro is a successful executive, happily married and father of a 10-year old daughter, Claudia. One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died. From that moment on his life changes radically. Pietro takes Claudia to school on her first day back and decides spontaneously to wait for her until classes are over. He sits in his car, wanders in the park and has coffee at a nearby cafe. He decides to do the same the following day and the days after that. Pietro waits each day for the pain to arrive. His bosses, fellow workers and relatives all come to console him but end up confiding their own pain and difficulties, surrendering to his incomprehensible calm.Gradually, Pietro begins to look at the world through new eyes. In the end, it is through his love for his daughter that Pietro finds the key to a kind of spiritual rebirth and emerges from this journey with a newfound love of life.'
'Peep Show features Mark and Jeremy, two flat-mates living in south London. Mark is a credit manager and the more financially successful of the two, often pessimistic about life and anything to do with Jeremy''s next big ''idea''. Jeremy rents Mark''s spare room and usually has a much more optimistic and energetic outlook on the world than Mark. His self-proclaimed talent as a musician is yet to be recognised, and he is seen as a lazy waster with dodgy friends and not as popular or attractive as he would like to think himself. In series 6 Mark and Jeremy are still sharing a flat in post-credit crunch Croydon while there is a whiff of desperation surrounding them. Having discovered that Sophie is pregnant they have to face up to the possibility that either one of them might be a father. How will this effect Mark''s pursuit of Dobby? And will it help or hinder Jeremy as he falls for his dream woman, dope-dealing-musician-activist Elena?'
A crippled transport space craft loses control and is sent hurtling toward an unknown, seemingly lifeless, planet. Everything appears to be fine for the crash survivors on the planet - sun-scorched by three suns, with no natural night-time they only have to put up with each other. The planets inhabitants are soon revealed to be a bloodthirsty alien species that live in the dark inner core never appearing on the surface, until a titanic eclipse throws the planet into darkness. One of the crash survivors - Riddick, a convicted killer, has enhanced vision for the dark - but can he be trusted? , As the world erupts with nocturnal life - the real battle begins...
'All the power in the universe can''t change destiny.Vin Diesel reprises his role as hunted fugitive Riddick, his anti-hero character from cult movie, Pitch Black.Riddick is on the run escaping from mercenaries determined to collect the price on his head, he finds himself at the heart of a battle that is not his. With Necromonger conquerors threatening the future of the entire universe, Riddick could be the only unlikely hero to save the human race. But will he be interested in saving anything other than his own life?With groundbreaking special effects, incredible action scenes in fantastic worlds and an all star cast, including Dame Judi Dench and Thandie Newton, The Chronicles of Riddick will take you on a thrill-ride like you''ve never experienced before. Special Features - Complete Chronicles Chronicles Of Compendium Anatomy Of A Fight Intro By David Twohy Feature Commentary With David Twohy, Karl Urban And Alexa Davalos Virtual Guide To The Chronicles Of Riddick Toomb''s Chase Log Visual Effects Revealed Vin Diesel Guided Tour Deleted Scenes With Optional Director''s Commentary Creation Of New Mecca Riddick Rises Keep What You Kill'
Internationally acclaimed director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE) presents an affectionate portrait of Portugals capital city in this engaging and beguiling drama. Rdiger Vogler once again returns to the role of Phillip Winter (ALICE IN THE CITIES, KINGS OF THE ROAD), a sound recordist who travels to Lisbon to help a friend (Patrick Bauchau, THE STATE OF THINGS) on the making of his film, only to discover he has disappeared without a trace. As he continues his search, Winter finds himself fascinated by the sounds of everyday life, capturing the city and its people with his recording equipment. A sly homage to The Third Man, with a nod to Joseph Conrads Heart of Darkness, LISBON STORY is one of Wim Wenders most entertaining and intriguing films.
'It''s 1968. Gangster has come to work for Freddie Mays, the Butcher of Mayfair, and he''s enjoying his job. He likes the money, the girls, the suits, the power, the violence. And Gangster is good at what he does, very good. He frightens people and he''s going to frighten Freddie Mays.When rival gang boss Lennie Taylor hatches a plot to kill Freddie and take over his territory, Gangster finds out about it and puts together a plan which will take out Lennie and Freddie at the same time. With Lennie dead and Freddie inside, Gangster finds himself alone at the top with only one way to go.Gangster No. 1 is the story of a deadly battle of wills played out by a gangland leader and a young man who emulates him to the point of psychosis and beyond. It is brutal, savage, compelling and utterly unmissable!'
In July 2005, Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th anniversary in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Hicks followed Philip across 3 continents from his annual ride on the Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster, to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man.The documentary is a remarkable portrait of one of the greatest - and a times controversial artists of this or any era. A 2 disc DVD with nearly two hours of additional material. DVD Special Features - 9 deleted scenes - 70 mins of performance footage - Director Commentary - Addittional interviews
'2006 Japanese musical/mystery/fantasy film. When the body of Aunt Matsuko (Miki Nakatani), who has been living as a tramp, is found murdered, her selfish young nephew Shou (Eita) is sent to clear out her apartment. Shou finds the place crammed full of garbage but, as he begins to sort through the rubbish, he finds himself becoming more and more interested in this strange woman. Conversations with neighbours begin to fit the pieces of the jigsaw together and Shou discovers that Matsuko has led a more than colourful life. From her early fall-out with her father, her progression through life included a career as a teacher, a series of love affairs and a spell in a massage parlour, until she ended up in jail for murdering her pimp. On her release, finding that her lover had gone off with another, she became involved with a Yakuza gangster, before being dumped again and becoming a recluse. Finally, she met her untimely death. All of Matsuko''s life story is portayed in a series of extravagant musical set-pieces, which enable even the darkest episodes of her life to be seen in a unique and enjoyable way. All of these revelations about his aunt affect Shou greatly and lead him to the conclusion that he must change his own self-centred ways.'
'This intense contemporary Western by award-winning young UK/Bengali filmmaker Sadik Ahmed takes place in a remote village of Bangladesh and features breathtaking locations, and leading Bangladeshi theatre actors in a story of passion, jalousy and revenge. The original set, purpose built, is the largest open air set ever built in Bangladesh. A fully functioning town and market place reminiscent of the ghost towns of the Wild West is populated by local characters, market stall holders and street orphans. The fields beyond are coloured with water buffalo, monkeys and crows. The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is independence day... A mysterious man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulthapur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding com- munity. The Chairman, seductive, venal and ruthless putports to represent and defend his people - but one man stands in his way - Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, driven by his own manic obsession to commerate his family by reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun become a vital asset that each side must have. Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He''ll take their money but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge.'
'What do you do when you''re hit by a quarter-life crisis ? At first fancying himself an enigmatic poet , twentysomething Art gradually realises that he must take action if he''s going to escape his life as a struggling musician. The answer comes within the pages of a self-help book entitled It''s Not Your Fault . Not content to just draw inspiration from its pages, Art invites the elderly author of the book to live with him and his parents, sparking off a painfully funny journey into dysfunction but towards fulfilment. Starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as neurotic musician Art, How To Be is a timely take on extended adolescence, frustrated creativity and the self-help phenomenon. This wry relationship comedy is directed by Oliver Irving from his own screenplay with contributions from Johnny White and Joe Hastings.Special Features:Audio CommentaryExtended Scenes (26 Minutes)How To Make How To Be'
'Herod (Gene Hackman), Mayor and ruler of Redemption, has turned his town into a haven for thugs and miscreants of every type. In return for his ''leniency'', he keeps 50 cents on every dollar traded by the unsavoury group. Each year, in order to weed out rivals and to protect his position of power, Herod holds a shooting contest, which attracts people from miles around, including his son, The Kid (Leonardo Di Caprio), and Cort (Russell Crowe). It''s a shoot to kill contest with the prize being a large sum of cash. Herod wins every year, so protecting his position and reputation for being the fastest killer in the West. That is until Ellen (Sharon Stone) rides into town, a six-gun strapped to her hip and revenge burning in her heart. She''s fast and furious and her mind is set on winning the ultimate prize of a duel to the death with Herod.'
'The Magnificent Seven: Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner stars in the landmark western that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It''s seven against 50! Also featuring Eli Wallach and Robert Vaughn, and set against Elmer Bernstein''s Oscar Nominated score. The Big Country: One of Hollywood''s greatest directors teams with a cast of incredible screen legends for this bold, sweeping tale of a ship''s captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. Four time Academy Award winner William Wyler directs this action-packed adventure that triumphs as a work of art. Starring Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Chuck Connors and Burl Ives (in an Oscar winning performance), this magnificently entertaining epic will take your breath away with unbridled suspense, exhilarating excitement and explosive drama on a grand scale. The Long Riders: Jesse James and his gang of outlaws ride again in this extraordinary western that pulsates with hard-driving action and electrifying drama. Four sets of acclaimed actor brothers - Dennis and Randy Quaid. Stacy and James Keach, Christopher and Nicholas Guest and Keith, Robert and David Carradine - each depict real-life siblings in emotionally charged portrayals of the Old West''s legendary bandits. The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country, robbing banks, trains and stage coaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to back them down, these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars... or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.'
Based on the hugely popular Japanese comic, GeGeGe no Kitaro , Kitaro is a live-action adaptation of the manga series created in 1959 by manga artist Shigeru Mizuki. It is best known for its popularization of the folklore creatures known as y kai, a class of spirit-monster to which all of the main characters belong. It has been adapted for the screen several times, as anime, live-action, and video games. A new anime series has been made every decade since 1968. Kitaro (Eiji Wentz) is a yokai whose parents both died before he was born. Actually, to be more accurate he crawled out of his mother s dead-and-buried corpse and emerged from her grave, but obviously the movie doesn t get too in-depth in that sort of explanation. In order to protect Kitaro, his father gathered up what little life essence he had left and emerged as a single walking, talking eyeball called Medama Oyaji. Kitaro lives in a secluded tree house with other yokai, trying to remain as unseen to human eyes as possible. However, one day Kitaro receives a letter from a little boy named Kenta Miura (Ruka Uchida) begging for his help to get rid of the ghosts haunting his apartment complex. Kitaro decides to investigate the situation, and sure enough he finds a group of mischievous yokai tormenting the residents of the complex, working under the orders of Nezumi Otoko (literally Rat Man ). Rat Man is a shifty, selfish yokai who s always looking for a way to make a quick buck, so when a land developer offered him cash to force people out of the apartment complex he jumps at the chance.
'So much has now been said about the turbulent life and phenomenal career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. Perhaps more than any other icon in history of popular music, Michael Jackson remains a charismatic but elusive figure of heated debate. But one fact will forever remain undisputed... his extraordinary talent for creating truly original music, loved by millions. And despite setbacks that would have ended careers of lesser men, Michael Jackson''s legions of fans remain as loyal today as they have ever been and his accomplishments as the King of Pop during the 1980''s will always remain some of the most impressive in music history. Featuring candid contributions from Janet Jackson, Brook Shields, Gladys Knight and from the King of Pop himself. Plus rare behind the scenes footage, this documentary dares look into the life of one of the most enigmatic and flamboyant pop stars of our time.'
From the age of 5 Michael Jackson was a worldwide superstar, during his 45 year career he sold more albums than any other solo artist and revolutionised the music industry. He rose to the heights of fame and courted public controversy in spectacular fashion. Despite his massive popularity Jacksons private life remained largely a mystery. A reclusive lifestyle and eccentric behaviour produced a man of myth making it difficult to separate the truth from the fiction. This programme offers a unique look at Michael Jackson from his family roots, through his astounding career and to the remarkable effect he had on the world. With rare and original archive footage, featuring interviews with close friends and family, as well as Michael himself.There can be no doubting Michaels incredible talent he was one of the most influential artists of his time, a cultural icon as well as a humanitarian, working tirelessly for charity. His tragic demise stunned the world and left a gap that no man can hope to fill. This is his legacy.
'John Tucker Must Die Don''t get mad. Get even. When three popular girls from different cliques discover they''ve all been dating the school stud, they band together to seek revenge. Despite the romeo''s charm and ever-growing popularity, the girls cleverly scheme with the help of the inconspicuous new girl in town, to soil his reputation and break his heart.My Super Ex-Girlfriend He broke her heart. She broke his everything. Ivan Reitman directs this comedy in which Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) thinks he''s found the perfect girlfriend in Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), who just happens to be smart, sexy...and a superhero. But when Jenny turns out to be a needy, neurotic mess, Matt wants to call it quits. Jenny is crushed by the news and will stop at nothing to exact sweet revenge.Just My Luck Everything changed in the blink of an eye... Lindsay Lohan is a Manhattan socialite who''s never had anything but the best of luck -that is, until she kisses the unluckiest man on Earth (Chris Pine) at a masquerade ball and their fortunes swap...'
'Shifty is an action packed 24 hours in the life of a young crack cocaine dealer on the outskirts of London. The sudden return home of his best friend sets in motion a chain of events that see Shiftys life quickly spiral out of control. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up. As his long time friend Chris, confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he''s heading fast towards.'
MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Grard Depardieu) Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard working family. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cecile de France), flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. The incredible and brutal story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) continues in MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1. Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes but he is soon on the run once again. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number One and is eventually condemned to a maximum security prison where he writes his first memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the detectives close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to a full bloody circle.
'Boy wonders come and go, but Michael Owen has made the giant leap from sensational teenage star into one of the most consistent and respected strikers in world football - and he''s still only 24 at the time of writing his new autobiography, Off The Record.A child goal-machine in North Wales who went on to acheive at all levels of the game, Owen has seemingly been the star since he was in diapers. Warts and all autobiography is the modern standard of course, and while chapters in Off The Record are primarily concerned with simply correcting public stories about England abroad, Owen''s gambling, his problems with one-time Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier, and the suicide of Owen''s interior designer Mike Flynn, it is the frankness of acknowledging the underlying ''me first, team second'' reality which makes the usual procession of achievements and frustrations really come alive.'
'Bill Murray is at his wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life! Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Annie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman, TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn''t get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it''s Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare, Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day, and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!! Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis A Different Day - An Interview with Harold Ramis The Weight of Time - A Documentary on the Making of Groundhog Day The Study of Groundhogs - A Real Life Look at Marmots Newly Discovered Deleted Scenes Needle Nose Ned''s Picture in Picture Track (Blu-Ray Exclusive)'
'Bill Cosby was already a presence on television for much of the 1960s and ''70s, but in 1984 he debuted his new series, THE COSBY SHOW. It went on to become one of the most popular shows on television. On the program, Cosby plays Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable who, along with his wife Claire (Phylicia Rashad), an attorney, struggles to balance the challenges of their successful careers with the demands of their five children. Cosby''s goal with the show is to present a positive view of a regular, middle-class, and successful African-American family. As the years have passed, audiences have been able to watch the children grow up and face life''s obstacles in a way that is realistic yet always marked by Cosby''s mischievous humour. This collection presents all episodes from the fourth series of one of television''s most groundbreaking sitcoms.Special Features:None Listed'
'A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives off the grid - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until... out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (Kristanna Loken), Skynet''s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor''s only hope for survival is the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day... or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it. Special Features: Terminator Vision: Picture in Picture Visual Commentary Cinechat Deleted Scenes'
'Based on characters from Stephen King''s novel, THE DEAD ZONE, this sci-fi series explores what happens when a model citizen nearly loses his life and then wakes up six years later with psychic powers allowing him to see into the life of anyone he happens to touch. When viewers first met Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall, in a role played by Christopher Walken in David Cronenberg''s 1983 adaptation), he was leading a wholesome life in a picture-perfect small town. A science teacher, Johnny was a devoted son to his widowed mother, a role model to his pupils, and a devoted fiance to his soon-to-be wife and fellow teacher Sarah until a near-fatal accident landed him in a coma for six years. Upon waking, Johnny had to deal with the fact that the life he remembered had ceased to exist, and that his new powers were just as burdensome as they were valuable. Collected here is every episode from the fifth series.'
'12 Rounds: When New Orleans police detective Danny Fisher (WWE''s John Cena) stops a brilliant theif from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist, the thief''s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 rounds of near-impossible puzzles and tasks that he must somehow complete to save the life of the woman he loves. With scenes not seen in cinemas. The Marine: A non-stop action packed movie, with high quality stunts and big no-nonsense explosions. A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharge marine who goes on a chase through the swamps of South Carolina to retrieve her. Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia: ESCAPE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... Starring Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man) and WWE''s Mr. Kennedy, this thrilling action-packed sequel delivers an all-new level of excitement! In the jungles of Colombia, there''s nowhere to run... forcing a covert team of U.S. Navy SEALs to make their own solutions in this riveting and explosive new film that takes the Behind Enemy Lines franchise into bold new territory! Colombia is in chaos, caught in a bitter war between its government and insurgent guerillas.While on a secret mission to observe a meeting between the two factions, the SEALs suddenly find themselves framed for the murder of leaders from both sides! Now, abandoned by their own government, the group must survive long enough to prove their innocence and prevent the brutal war from spilling over the border. Walking Tall: In Walking Tall, Dwayne The Rock Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town''s resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton''s operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.'
'Based on characters from Stephen King''s novel, THE DEAD ZONE, this sci-fi series explores what happens when a model citizen nearly loses his life and then wakes up six years later with psychic powers allowing him to see into the life of anyone he happens to touch. When viewers first met Johnny Smith (Anthony Michael Hall, in a role played by Christopher Walken in David Cronenberg''s 1983 adaptation), he was leading a wholesome life in a picture-perfect small town. A science teacher, Johnny was a devoted son to his widowed mother, a role model to his pupils, and a devoted fiance to his soon-to-be wife and fellow teacher Sarah until a near-fatal accident landed him in a coma for six years. Upon waking, Johnny had to deal with the fact that the life he remembered had ceased to exist, and that his new powers were just as burdensome as they were valuable. Collected here is every episode from the sixth series.'
'Charlie Crews has been given a second chance at life... and he''s doing whatever it will take to make every moment count in all 21 episodes of the critically acclaimed second season of Life. Damian Lewis returns to his role as Charlie, an eccentric detective who returns to the force after being wrongfully imprisoned. Back on the beat with his determined partner, Dani Reese, he sets out to catch all the LA wrongdoers in his wonderfully unconventional way. Episodes Comprise: 1. Find Your Happy Place 2. Everything... All the Time 3. The Business of Miracles 4. Not for Nothing 5. Crushed 6. Did You Feel That? 7. Jackpot 8. Black Friday 9. Badge Bunny 10. Evil... and His Brother Ziggy 11. Canyon Flowers 12. Trapdoor 13. Re-Entry 14. Mirror Ball 15. I Heart Mom 16. Hit Me Baby 17. Shelf Life 18. 3 Women 19. 5 Quarts 20. Initiative 38 21. One'
'Platoon (1986) tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to make any progress against the enemy, the soldiers, led by the strict and unsympathetic Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), are forced to turn their anger and guns on each other. Barnes also has a personal battle with fellow officer Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who is the more understanding and compassionate of the two officers and helps Sheen to cope with his personal problems. The Thin Red Line (1998) is set in 1942 and was Terrence Malick''s first film for 20 years. As US soldiers land on the island of Guadalcanal, hoping to capture it from the Japanese, the job of venturing into the jungle falls to the ''C for Charlie'' company and the troops are faced by both the enemy and struggles within their own camp. The war takes a heavy toll upon the young soldiers, leading them on a path of disillusion and possibly death. Behind Enemy Lines (2001) is inspired by the story of Scott O''Grady, the US fighter pilot who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 and managed to find his way back to base without being captured. After photographing some Bosnian Serb troops hidden in a forest, Lieutenant Chris Burnett (Owen Wilson) and his co-pilot Stackhouse (Gabriel Macht) are shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. Stackhouse breaks his leg in the crash, and Burnett goes off to get help, but the Serbs soon locate Stackhouse and execute him. Burnett now finds himself alone in hostile country and sets out on the long and dangerous journey back to safety. Meanwhile, his commanding officer (Gene Hackman), against all army and NATO rules, sets out on a mission to locate and rescue Burnett. In Courage Under Fire (1996), Lieutenant Colonel Nat Serling (Denzel Washington), suffering from guilt after destroying one of his own tanks in a ''friendly fire'' incident during the Gulf War, is assigned to investigate the death of Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan). Walden died in action, but accounts of her actions vary and so Serling has to discover the truth before she can be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honour. At the same time he has to come to terms with his own traumatic experiences in the Gulf. Rescue Dawn (2006) tells the true story of downed Vietnam pilot Dieter Dengler. Based on the director''s 1997 documentary Little Dieter Needs to Fly, the film follows Dengler (Christian Bale) as he fulfils his lifelong dream by making his way to the United States and joining the Air Force. Shot down over Vietnam and captured by the Vietcong, Dengler has to quickly adapt to the harsh brutality of his situation, biding his time until he can risk an escape attempt with his fellow POWs. Enemy at the Gates (2001) is set in Stalingrad in 1942. Political Officer Danilov (Joseph Fiennes) sees young army recruit Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law) in action and realises that he is just what the Russian people need to inspire them in their fight against the German army. Zaitsev is a natural with a rifle, and Danilov arranges for him to be transferred to a sniper unit, where his actions will be publicised, thus making him into a national hero. But Zaitsev soon begins to feel he cannot live up to Danilov''s expectations, and to make matters worse, he and Danilov both fall for the same girl (Rachel Weisz). Meanwhile, the Germans find out about Zaitsev and bring in their own top sniper, Konig (Ed Harris), to engage the young Russian in a deadly battle of wits. Tigerland (2002) is set in Louisiana in 1971. When new recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training he soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn''t go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However,'
'Includes five fantastic Winnie The Pooh feature films THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH features the honey-eating, sweet-hearted Pooh bear and his pals in an animated adaptation of A.A. Milne''s classic children''s books.In TIGGER MOVIE, Winnie, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo help Eeyore find a winter home, leaving Tigger with no friends to play with. Rabbit suggests that he should in search of other ''tiggers'', and so he sets off on an exciting adventure.In SPRINGTIME WITH ROO it''s Easter time, and Rabbit expects everyone to help with the big spring clean, but the gang are disappointed to be missing all the Easter fun. Roo springs into action to make this the best Easter time for everyone.In POOH''S HEFFALUMP MOVIE fear runs throughout the Hundred Acre Woods when the strange noise of a Heffalump is heard. While Pooh, Tigger and friends are convinced the new arrival is an horrific beast and set off on a quest to capture him, Roo comes face to face with Lumpy the Heffalump and discovers that they couldn''t be more wrong.PIGLET''S BIG MOVIE sees the gang set out on hunny-gathering scheme, leaving Piglet behind because he is too small. Piglet is upset by their decision and decides to go on an adventure all by himself. When the gang return they realise that Piglet has gone and they all set out to find their friend.'
'Five films from the hugely popular sci-fi franchise. In ''The Fly'' (1958), a scientist (David Hedison) is obsessed with developing a molecular matter transmitter. When he attempts to test the invention himself, he is unwittingly joined by a companion - a fly that has sneaked into the transportation pod with him. The consequences of the experiment soon become clear, as the scientist begins to take on fly-like characteristics. ''Return of the Fly'' (1959) sees the original scientist''s son reconstructing the matter transporter which turned his father into an insect, with the young man''s experiments leading him down the same insectoid path. In ''Curse of the Fly'' (1965) the plot again revolves around the Delambre family, although this time it is the scientist''s grandson, Henri Delambre (Brian Donlevy), who becomes obsessed with transporter experiments to the dismay of his two sons, who want to live normal lives and forget about their grandfather''s invention. Henri''s oldest son, Martin (George Baker), marries a young woman who just escaped from a mental hospital. After Martin''s new wife discovers a closet filled with deranged humans left over from failed teleportation experiments, the police are called and Henri attempts to flee using the infamous transporter. ''The Fly'' (1986) is the Oscar-winning remake of the 1958 horror classic. Scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), experimenting with transmitting matter uses himself as a guinea-pig, unaware that a fly has got into the machinery. As he embarks on a relationship with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), the journalist covering his project, his body slowly begins to take on fly-like characteristics. ''The Fly 2'' (1989) is the sequel to the 1986 movie. Dr Seth Brundle is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin (Matthew Moore/Harley Cross). Infected with his father''s insect metabolism, Martin''s growth is hugely accelerated, and he is soon a fully grown man (Eric Stoltz). When he discovers the remains of his father''s experiment, Martin decides to pick up where Seth left off.'
'Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay in Essex, Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island in South Wales. After months of speaking on the phone to each other at work, they finally meet, fall in love and get married.Series One: Falling in love causes a ripple effect on Gavin and Stacey''s family and friends. And as their wedding day approaches we soon come to realise that there''s nothing ''ordinary'' about the Shipmans and the Wests after all...Series Two: The honeymoon is over for Gavin and Stacey and married life begins in earnest. But as Nessa and Smithy prepare for a big event of their own, Stacey is missing Barry Island more than she could''ve imagined.Series Three: Gavin and Stacey are back with the gang from Barry and Billericay for more fun and laughter in Series 3 of the hit BBC series.Christmas Special: It''s Christmas time and the Welsh contingent have been invited to celebrate the festive season with the Shipmans. So with the help of Dave and his coach the West''s head East. Dawn and Pete have come round for Christmas Eve drinks, and Pete''s brought his aged mum. Mick has an enormous turkey soaking in a bucket, Bryn has his mistletoe on standby and Pam has a cracker of a present under the tree for Mick.'
'Constable Benton Fraser returns from a working holiday in the North, only to find his apartment on fire and his partner Ray Vecchio replaced by a stranger! It transpires that Ray is on a deep undercover assignment and he has been replaced by Detective Stanley Kowalski, who has taken on his role at both work and home to ensure that Ray''s cover isn''t blown. Stanley just wants to keep his head down, do his job and ignore his failed marriage but he hadn''t reckoned on being paired up with a well-dressed Mountie with a penchant for literally sniffing out clues and his deaf, lip-reading wolf.Special Features:Original Promotional Material, Ride Forever, Audio Commentary, Archive Interview'
'The Terence Davies Trilogy (1976-1983) These three semi-autobiographical short films follow the journey of Robert Tucker, first seen as a hangdog child in Children, then as a hollow-eyed middle-aged man in Madonna and Child, and finally as a decrepit old man in Death and Transfiguration. Dreamlike and profoundly moving. UK | 1976-1983 | black and white | 94 minutes | DVD-9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) An impressionistic view of working-class life in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool starring Freda Dowie and Pete Postlethwaite. Through a series of exquisite tableaux Davies creates a deeply affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love. UK | 1988 | colour | 80 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16 x 9 anamorphic) The Long Day Closes (1992) Bud''s home is happy and safe, but his Catholic school is a harsh world where teachers administer lashings, and he is bullied and friendless. Once again Davies creates a dreamlike montage of memories, using gliding tracking shots and an artful layering of pop songs and religious music. UK | 1992 | colour | 85 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.85:1 Of Time and the City (2008) Davies revisits the city of his youth in this deeply personal BAFTA-nominated evocation of post-World War II Liverpool. Through the film''s patchwork visual poetry, woven entirely from painstakingly researched archival footage, Davies explores an urban landscape that echoes his own troubled past to speak candidly of his childhood experiences. UK | 2008 | colour, and black and white | 74 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.77: 1 (16 x 9 anamorphic widescreen)'
'Season One At the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15-year-old son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment. Sarah stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life -- and perhaps the world. John knows that he may be the future savior of mankind, but he is not yet ready to take on the mantle of leadership that he''s told is his destiny. The Sarah Connor Chronicles represents an exciting reinvention of the Terminator franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined. Season Two The blockbuster Terminator movie franchise moves to television in this intense, action-adventure drama series which takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Sarah Connor and her teenage son, John, find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they must evade pursuers from the future -- and the present -- in today''s Los Angeles, relentlessly battling to save themselves and the world.'
'Titles Comprise:Star Trek - The Motion Picture: Admiral James T. Kirk (William Shatner)is called upon to collect his old crewmates in order to save humanity from a giant, hostile alien vessel steadily approaching Earth and destroying everything in its path.The Wrath Of Khan: It is the 23rd century. The Federation Starship U.S.S. Enterprise is on routine training manoeuvres, and Admiral James T. Kirk seems resigned to the fact that this inspection may well be the last space mission of his career. But Khan is back... The Search For Spock: Spock is dead and McCoy is inexplicably being driven insane: McCoy is harbouring Spock''s living essence. With one friend alive and one not, but both in pain, Kirk attempts to help his friends by stealing the USS Enterprise and defying Starfleet''s Genesis planet quarantine.The Voyage Home: It''s the 23rd century and a mysterious alien power is threatening Earth by evaporating the oceans and destroying the atmosphere. In a frantic attempt to save mankind, Kirk and his crew must time travel back to 1986 San Francisco...The Final Frontier: It''s Stardate 8454.130 and a vacationing Captain Kirk faces two challenges: Climbing Yosemite''s El Capitan and teaching campfire songs to Spock. But vacations are cut short when a renegade Vulcan hijacks the Enterprise, and pilots it on a journey to uncover the universe''s innermost secrets.The Undiscovered Country: After years at war, the Federation and the Klingon empire prepare for a peace summit. When a Klingon ship is attacked and the Enterprise is held accountable, the dogs of war are unleashed again, as both worlds brace for what may be their final, deadly encounter...'
'Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears'' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while illequipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott and was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike during its sell-out run at the National''s Cottesloe Theatre. A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life Evening Standard ''Magical and Moving'' Daily Mail'
'Philadelphias favourite underdog hero has come to Blu-Ray in this action-packed Box Set featuring all 6 of the iconic films. Starting from the uplifting Oscar Winning original to the critically acclaimed concluding chapter, witness the rise and reign of a true warrior, from small-time, down-and-out boxer to a true peoples champion! -M.F. Rocky This is the film that catapulted Sylvester Stallone into the international Spotlight and launched one of the most successful series of films in movie history. Rocky won the 1976 Academy Award for Best picture and two nominations for Stallone for leading actor and writer. This is the story of a loser, a two bit boxer from Philadelphia, who gets a second chance in life by being offered an impossible shot at the heavyweight title. Stallone''s performance is as powerful as his character''s punches in the ring. This is one of the most exciting action movies you will ever see. Rocky II It''s the rematch of the century as Rocky Balboa takes on Apollo Creed in this powerful follow-up to one of the most acclaimed movies in film history. After club fighter Rocky Balboa (Stallone) goes the distance with the world heavyweight champion, boxing fans clamour for a rematch. But Rocky, having sustained massive injuries in the bout, announces his retirement. Though he tries to make a new life for himself, Rocky realises that he can''t escape his true calling. The ring beckons once more, and the ''Italian Stallion'' must prepare for the fight of his life. Rocky III Rocky battles his most powerful adversary yet - the ferocious Clubber Lang (Mr. T) - in this hard-hitting actioner that comes out swinging with adventure, humor and emotionally charged human drama. For what may be the most exciting and fast-paced film in the series, Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars with explosive passion and intensity. As Rocky Balboa (Stallone) fights his way into the hearts of millions, life couldn''t be better. He scores ten consecutive wins, lands lucrative endorsement contracts and becomes famous throughout the world. But when Clubber Lang KOs Rocky in a humiliating defeat, it becomes apparent that the Italian Stallion has lost his edge. Considering hanging up his gloves, Rocky receives encouragement from an unlikely ally: his old nemesis, Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). With Creed''s help, Rocky strives to regain the eye of the tiger before confronting Lang in a grueling rematch for the world heavyweight championship. Rocky IV East meets West when Rocky takes on a vicious Soviet fighter who literally killed his last opponent! Sylvester Stallone writes, directs and stars in this war between nations, in which the only battle is fought in a boxing ring. Rocky Balboa (Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Dolph Lundgren), a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union. This time, Rocky''s training regimen takes him to icy Siberia, where he prepares for a globally televised match in the heart of Moscow. But nothing can truly prepare him for what he''s about to face - a powerfully charged fight to the finish, in which he must defend not only himself, but also the honor of his country! Rocky V The Italian Stallion rediscovers his roots in this exciting, thrill-packed drama that reunites Sylvester Stallone with the Oscar-winning director of the original Rocky. Upon returning home from his latest triumph, Rocky Balboa (Stallone) learns that all his money has been lost by an unscrupulous financial advisor. To make matters worse, his fight-related injuries force his retirement from the ring. So Rocky, his wife Adrian (Talia Shire) and his son Rocky Jr. (Sage Stallone) move to their old, low-rent neighborhood in South Philadelphia. There, the fighter must resolve the deep-rooted resentment held by his son, a bitterness that grows when Rocky trains Tommy Gunn (Tommy Morrison), a young boxer who soon rises to national prominence. When Tommy turns against his mentor and publicly taunts him, Rocky knows he mus'