'When box office champ Ben Stiller''s comedic performances aren''t a variation on a soft-spoken, put-upon everyman with an eventual fuse, he''s usually playing a full-blown absurdist monster with an apoplectic Napoleon complex. These bizarre creations usually adorn films in which the funnyman provides the supporting work (DODGEBALL, HEAVYWEIGHTS), but, whenever he''s directing, he''s free to build an entire filmic universe around his asinine, ludicrously funny, culture-skewering characters and premises. His ZOOLANDER (2001) bit at the entertainment industry with silly abandon, but Stiller has firmly set TROPIC THUNDER within the realm of sophisticated Hollywood satire. In it, a desperate director named Damien Cockburn (Steve Coogan) trying to make a Vietnam war movie drops his pampered actors into the heart of the jungle. Cockburn''s stars include Stiller as an action hero who''s starting to make bad career choices, Jack Black as an insecure low-brow comedy star going through heroin withdrawals, and Robert Downey Jr. as an Australian Oscar winner so lost in his ''craft'' he underwent a procedure to become black for his role. In the jungle, they remain under the delusion that they are still being filmed even after they encounter a dangerous gang of drug lords. The film''s basic premise has popped up several times since Hollywood''s 1970s golden age in films such as THREE AMIGOS! and GALAXY QUEST. Where those films simply blanketed a classic Overconfident Bumbling Idiot comedy showcase with a pop culture lexicon, however, TROPIC THUNDER could have only been made, as on-the-nose at is, by people who have been working in the Hollywood system for years, making cutting observations along the way. Simply put, this raucous satire knows big-budget filmmaking, the delusional narcissism of actors, and even the good points of those actors--perhaps why they''re celebrated--like the back of its hand. Special Features: Cast commentary with Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr. Featurettes: Blowing Shit Up, The Cast of Tropic Thunder, The Hot LZ Make-Up Test with Tom Cruise Full Mags RAIN OF MADNESS trailer MTV Movie Awards TROPIC THUNDER'
'America''s sweetheart Amanda Bynes stars in this fun comedy Sydney White When Tomboy Sydney(Bynes) is banished from the most popular sorority on campus, she is taken in by seven socially challenged but endearing guys. With the help of her new friends, Sydney stands up for outcasts everywhere and takes on the reigning campus queen in a popularity showdown! But can she succeed and also win the heart of gorgeous frat guy Tyler Prince? You''ll love this hilarious and sweet age old story with a charming modern day twist!Special Features:None Listed'
In the comedy Ghost Town, Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived after seven minutes, he wakes up to discover that he now has the annoying ability to see ghosts. Even worse, they all want something from him, particularly Frank Herlihy (Greg Kinnear), who pesters him into breaking up the impending marriage of his widow Gwen (Ta Leoni).Special Features:None Listed
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall From the producers of ''The 40-Year-Old Virgin'' and ''Knocked Up'', comes the comical look at one guy''s quest to get over being dumped. Struggling musician Peter (Segel) has spent six years idolising celebrity girlfriend, Sarah Marshall (Bell). His world comes crashing down when he''s dumped for rock-star Aldous (Brand). Plans to leave his troubles behind backfire as his worst nightmare begins to unfold! Knocked Up They say that opposites attract...well, for super-slacker Ben (Seth Rogen) and career-girl Alison (Katherine Heigl), that''s certainly the case at least for one intoxicating evening. Two months and several pregnancy tests later, Ben and Alison go through a hysterically funny, anxious and heart-warming journey that leads to huge laughs in the most outrageous comedy of the year! You, Me And Dupree Carl (Matt Dillon) and Molly (Kate Hudson) have just got married and are eager to start their life together. But when Carl''s best friend Dupree (Owen Wilson) loses his job, his company car and his apartment, Carl being a good friend, allows him to move in until he''s back on his feet. But as the days go by and Dupree''s bachelor lifestyle starts to kick in, Carl and Molly''s relationship is put to the test. Co-starring Michael Douglas and Seth Rogen, this lively comedy will have you laughing all the way through. (Matt Fairfield)'
'The Scorpion King:In the notorious city of Gomorrah, evil warlord Memnon is determined to lay to waste all the nomadic peoples of the desert. Because the few remaining tribes are virtually powerless against him, they decide to hire a skilled assassin, Mathayus, to eliminate Memnon''s most prized asset: the sorceress Cassandra, who lies at the root of Memnon''s power. Mathayus''s plan, however, is to kidnap Cassandra rather than kill her. He knows if he takes her deep into the desert badlands as his hostage, Memnon and his henchman will stop at nothing to rescue her...The Scorpion King 2: Rise Of A Warrior: See how the legend of the Scorpion King began! When a young Mathayus witnesses his father''s death at the hands of the king (Ultimate Fighting Championship winner Randy Couture), his quest for vengeance transforms him into the most feared warrior of the ancient world. From the director of Resident Evil: Extinction and Highlander comes a heroic adventure filled with heart-stopping action and thrilling visual effects!'
Journey into a world of hope and discovery with the sumptuous adaptation of David Almonds acclaimed, award-winning novel. A young boy discovers a strange, winged creature hidden amongst the shadowy cobwebs of his decayed garden shed. Together with his new friend Mina, Michael befriends this extraordinary being whilst his baby sister clings to life in an incubator. But Skellig is far more than he seems and his presence will change Michaels life, and the lives of his family, forever. Featuring an all-star cast, Skellig is a magical and inspiring tale of friendship told with a compassion and sensitivity that wont fail to touch your heart.Special Features:Behind The Scenes Special FX: tour of the wings workshop with demonstrationsInterviews with the cast (Bill Millner, John Simm, Tim Rothe and Kelly McDonald), director AJ Jankel and writer David AlmondMake Up Tim Roths prosthetic application in high speed
'Blind twenty-something Danny has plenty going for him he''s smart, witty, intelligent and handsome, and he won''t let his lack of sight get him down. But he''s still waiting to find true love or any kind of love. And while his crude brother (Eddie Kaye Thomas, American Pie) sets about helping him lose his virginity, by arranging a legion of hysterically disastrous blind dates, Danny, played by Star Trek''s latest incarnation of Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, is looking for someone to share his life with. Leeza (Anjali Jay) a pretty young East Indian nurse could just be the one, but lifes never that straightforward.'
'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!
'The iconic Burt Reynolds (BOOGIE NIGHTS, THE CANNONBALL RUN) stars as Jefferson Steel, a washed-up Hollywood action star who''s as insecure as he is unemployable. But the tide on Jefferson''s ailing career turns when his Hollywood agent inadvertently stumbles upon the perfect role while rummaging through a dustbin and it isn''t long before his jaded client is on a place bound for England and the ''chance of a lifetime'' part of King Lear in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Unbeknownst to the hapless duo Jefferson''s not about to tread the boards for the prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company, rather it is intended for him to appear in an amateur dramatic society''s rendition of the play... in Stratford St. John, Suffolk!'
Christina Ricci (Monster, Sleepy Hollow) stars as the enigmatic Miranda, whose appearance in the life of daydreaming librarian Frank (John Simm Human Traffic) propels him into a chaotic world where nothing is what it seems. From the docile domain of his Yorkshire library information desk, Frank suddenly finds himself in a world of confidence tricksters, sadistic villains, and amazing sex Miranda, he discovers, has five identities - geisha girl, businesswoman, con woman, dancer and dominatrix. But which one is the real Miranda? John Hurt (Captain Corellis Mandolin) plays Christian, the elegant schemer who sets Miranda on the trail of deception. Kyle MacLachlan (Sex and the City) is Nailor, the million dollar businessman whose weird fantasies are fuelled by assertive Miranda.
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
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
One of only two spin-off series from Coronation Street, this sitcom follows the mixed fortunes of former Weatherfield boutique owner Leonard Swindley (Arthur Lowe). In his new position as assistant manager at a Dobson and Hawks chain store, the punctilious but ambitious Mr. Swindley seizes upon every opportunity that might afford him the chance to scale the social heights from organising strategic civic functions to securing lucrative new orders for the company. Featuring scripts from an award-winning team that included Coronation Street contributors Harry Driver, Vince Powell, Geoffrey Lancashire and noted playwright Jack Rosenthal, Pardon the Expression helped to define the type of comic role for which BAFTA winner Arthur Lowe would be most fondly remembered: that of the pompous, quietly floundering buffoon. Betty Driver soon to be installed behind the bar f the Rovers Return also stars as canteen manageress Mrs. Edgeley in this first series of the popular sitcom, originally screened in 1965.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck s powerful and ambitious follow-up to their startlingly assured feature debut (the Oscar-nominated HALF NELSON). But just as their first film was not your average high school drama, nor is SUGAR even close to being just another American sports movie. Miguel Sugar Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) realises his opportunity to achieve the American Dream, when he is picked to enter a US rookie academy and given a chance to play in the major league. But thoughts of success, fame and celebrity are thwarted by the reality of his situation. Increasingly isolated, he has to decide whether to continue on the path that is expected of him, or breakout and discover his own place in the world. Featuring a remarkable performance by Algenis Perez Soto, SUGAR is an original and provocative portrait of the modern-day immigrant experience by two of America s most distinctive young filmmakers. SPECIAL FEATURES: Interviews with directors and cast.
'Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale, are the stories of the victims, and the impact of the accident on their families, friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins, a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling, to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval, French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children, The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss, Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless, The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon, Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton, whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace, Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey''s wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends, Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash, but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House, Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine, played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead, New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother, and confused by her husband''s reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome, Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris, a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations'
'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'
'Breakdance 2: Electric Boogaloo (aka Breakin'' 2: Electric Boogaloo) captures the spirit of the ''80s underground breakdance phenomenon with electrifying moves, rapid-fire raps and nonstop music! In this sequel to the original breakdance classic, the stars combine talent and tenacity to save their community centre from an unscrupulous developer who plans to have it demolished to make way for a shopping mall. He has City Hall''s approval, but the kids have heart and soul and plan to pull out all the stops, locks and pops in a huge street fundraiser showcasing what they do best - breakdancing.'
'Today is the biggest day in Jamal Malik''s life. A Penniless, eighteen year-old orphan from the slums of Mumbai, he''s one question away from winning a staggering 20 million rupees on India''s Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? But when the show breaks for the night, suddenly, he is arrested on suspicion of cheating. After all, how could an uneducated street kid possibly know so much? Determined to get to the bottom of Jamal''s story, the jaded Police Inspector spends the night probing Jamal''s incredible past, from his riveting tales of the slums where he and his brother Salim survived by their wits to his hair-raising encounters with local gangs to his heartbreak over Latika, the unforgettable girl he loved and lost. Each chapter of Jamal''s increasingly layered story reveals where he learned the answers to the show''s seemingly impossible quizzes. But one question remains a mystery: what is this young man with no apparent desire for riches really doing on the game show? When the new day dawns and Jamal returns to answer the final question, the Inspector and sixty million viewers are about to find out... The result is the sweeping, stylish, intoxicatingly human experience of Slumdog Milliomaire, the new film from acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Shallow Grave, Millions, 28 Days Later, Sunshine). Part exhilarating love story, part eye-catching journey into the underbelly of the so-called maximum city of Mumbai, part stirring tale of an Everyman''s triumph against a harsh, cynical world, Slumdog Millionaire is a visceral, action-packed Dickensian epic for the 21st Century. At the heart of its exhuberant storytelling lies the the intriguing question of how anyone comes to know the things they know about life and love. Special Features: Making-of Deleted scenes Directors commentary Featurettes.'
'From Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13), comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he''d found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon''s most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever. Featuring brilliant portrayals by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon is the fascinating and suspenseful story of truth, accountability, secrets and lies.'
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.
'Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean''s Eleven, Traffic),Che: Part Onestars Benicio Del Toro (The Usual Suspects, 21 Grams) in a career-defining role that won him the Best Actor award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.Partly based on his own memoirs (Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War),Che: Part Onefollows Ernesto Che Guevara''s transformation from humble physician to military leader during the Cuban Revolution, depicting his eventual overthrowing of the repressive Batista regime. Meticulously researched and containing intense and realistic depictions of guerrilla warfare, this is a captivating portrait of one of the most controversial figures of the Twentieth Century. An astounding and moving story of one man''s belief and the events that would eventually shape him into becoming a legendary symbol of rebellion and hope.Special Features:Behind The Scenes FeaturetteExclusive Interview With Steven SoderberghTrailers'
'Portuguese filmmaker Manoel de Oliviera pays homage to Luis Bunuel''s masterful exercise in surreal eroticism, Belle de Jour , with this latter-day sequel. 40 years on whilst attending a concert Henri Husson is startled to see Severine and follows her, begging for a chance to have dinner. While she''s reluctant to acknowledge him, he eventually wears her down with the promise of revealing an old secret. Meeting at dinner, Severine expects Henri to disclose the revelation: what he told her husband 40 years ago while he was paralysed from a gunshot wound inflicted by a lover. While Henri knew Severine''s secret, he never told her if he did (or did not) reveal her secret life to her wheelchair-bound husband, and she''s long wondered if he ever betrayed her confidences. However, motivated by revenge he refuses to disclose the secret and leaves her in despair having satisfied his sadism and avenged his ego.'
'Eragon: Experience the legendary journey of Eragon, a unique and spectacular fantasy adventure that follows one boy''s journey of self discovery, conflict and destiny in his quest to become a dragon rider and fight for good against the forces of evil. A magical ride with broad appeal. The Dark Is Rising: Filled with magical characters, thrilling action and spectacular visual effects, The Dark Is Rising is an epic fantasy adventure the whole family will love! During Christmas break from school, a seemingly typical teenager discovers he''s anything but ordinary. As the seventh son of a seventh son, Will Stanton is The Seeker a chosen warrior destined to restore the delicate earthly balance between Light and Dark. Guided by ancient protectors of the Light, young Will must travel through time to gather the hidden signs that hold the ultimate power to protect the world. Jumper: From the director of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith comes the evolution of extreme - a high-powered shot of adrenaline that stretches the very limits of imagination.Next stop: Anywhere! David Rice is a young man who knows no boundaries - a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to any place on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into the midst of an ancient war while being hunted by a bloodthirsty band of zealots sworn to destroy all Jumpers.Now, David''s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!'
'Titles Comprise:Wanted: 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad''s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.The Incredible Hulk: The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world''s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won''t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk''s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction...'
Justine, geeky head girl of plush grammar school Fairview High, find herself hanging out with the in-crowd after school heart-throb Alexis asks her out. All seems perfect...until she discovers the gang hides a dark secret. Darren Mullet already knows what they did last summer: they bullied him until he committed suicide. But death does not stop him taking revenge and one by one, his former classmates get picked off in increasingly brutal and bloody ways.
'39-year-old April Epner''s childish husband and school teacher colleague Benjamin/Ben leaves her, but with her biological clock ticking ever more loudly. Her dying bossy adoptive mother is very vocal about her disappointment, while her natural son Freddy, a doctor, is most understanding. Shy but fascinating British author Frank meets April, his doted son Jimmy Ray''s teacher, which soon leads to a full-flung affair. At the same time April''s birth mother Bernice Graves locates her and begins attempting to establish a relationship. On top of all these balls in the air, April discovers she''s finally expecting Ben''s baby.'
'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.'
'He''s the star of the show - but he doesn''t know. Jim Carrey wowed critics and audiences alike as unwitting Truman Burbank in this marvel of a movie from director Peter Weir about a man whose life is a non-stop TV show. Truman doesn''t realise that his quaint hometown is a giant studio set run by a visionary producer/director/creator (Ed Harris), that folks living and working there are Hollywood actors, that even his incessantly bubbly wife is a contract player. Gradually, Truman gets wise. And what he does about his discovery will have you laughing, crying and cheering like few film stories ever have.'
Academy Award nominee Will Smith (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Pursuit of Happyness) stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret - even if it means giving up on his plan. From the creators of The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds is an emotionally charged, captivating mystery with a soulful, tender love story and a tearful but joyfully inspiring ending
'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.'
'Adapted from Anne Michael''s acclaimed prose-poem novel, FUGITIVE PIECES is a harrowing and haunting tale of Holocaust survival and personal awakening. The film opens in Poland, as young Jakob Berr (Robbie Kay) is hidden away just before German soldiers storm into his Jewish family''s home. After watching his parents murdered and his sister dragged away to an uncertain fate, Jakob flees and hides in the woods. He is discovered by a kindly Greek archaeologist, Athos (Rade Sherbedgia), who smuggles the sickly Jakob back to his own island home and hides him for the rest of the war. Years later, having moved to Canada, the grownup Jakob (Stephen Dillane) has become a writer struggling to articulate his childhood horrors, haunted by the mystery of his sister''s fate. But after his troubled emotions lead to the breakup of his marriage to the free-spirited Alex (Rosamund Pike), Jakob must exorcise the ghosts of his past if he is to close a traumatic chapter of his life and find beauty in the present.'
'A cinematic cry from one of the most revered of all auteurs, Italian maestro Michelangelo Antonioni (L''avventura, La notte, Il deserto rosso) depicts a world of heartbreaking alienation, with characters riven by trauma, cast against the stunning backdrop of northern Italy''s Po Valley where the director spent his childhood. When sugar refinery worker Aldo (American actor Steve Cochran in a career-best performance) is jilted by his mistress, Irma (Alida Valli, famed for her role in The Third Man), he takes to the road. With daughter in tow, Aldo wanders the Po River delta, seeking temporary but always illusory respite with a series of lovers, who only serve to remind him of Irma. Unable to find a new life, Aldo''s haunted past gives way to a fateful finale. With a script conceived by Antonioni, exquisite cinematography (including a signature concern with desolate vistas), and a plaintive score by renowned composer Giovanni Fusco, the award-winning Il grido which scooped the Golden Leopard at Locarno is an early key work in the director''s much-celebrated oeuvre. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Il grido for home viewing in the UK for the very first time.'
Created by leading comedy producer Paul Jackson and based on the format of American show Saturday Night Live, Saturday Live has justifiably been described as the comedy revolution televised. Screened by Channel 4 between 1985 and 1987 and becoming Friday Night Live in 1988, the show presented the best and brightest new comedy talent, making huge stars of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton who became the permanent host of Friday Night Live and Harry Enfield, among many others.Disc OneBefore branching out into A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie brought their brand of sharply satirical, brilliantly eccentric humour to bear on a number of pressing topics on both Saturday Live and Friday Night Live. This compilation features such treasures as a mini-lecture on why Size Doesnt Count, the pitfalls of Buying a Hedge, and why we should all Carpe Diem before saying Byeee...Disc TwoHarry Enfield unleashed a trio of comic characters on Saturday Live and Friday Night Live: Greek caf-owner and Arsenal supporter Stavros, the hilariously monstrous Loadsamoney the Cockney plasterer and millionaire-in-the-making who propelled Enfield to comedy superstar status and, occasionally, his lesser-spotted and hardier Geordie adversary, Buggerallmoney. While Loadsamoney never missed a chance to fl ash his cash, Buggerallmoney settled for smoking tabs (sometimes three at a time, mind!). Just dont mention Luton Town FCDisc ThreeBen Eltons unstoppable monologues on a variety of topics delighted audiences for the classic comedy showcase throughout the later 1980s. Whatever the subject, Motormouth Elton usually delivered a turbo-charged rant about it be it the evils of Thatcherism, Yuppies, Clause 28 or nuclear power. This compilation features the sparkly-suited stand-up legend and Blackadder co-writer in fine form.
'When an orphan named Pete and his best friend Elliott - an invisible dragon! - wander into the seaside village of Passamaquoddy, the townspeople think he is behind the hilarious accidents that keep happening. But after a daring rescue, everyone starts to believe in Pete''s fire-breathing buddy. Get ready for the magical adventure filled with friendship, fun and heart-warming songs, including the 1977 Academy Award Best Song nominee, Candle On The Water .'
Fight club is about an average American man (Edward Norton), tired of his run of the mill existence, longing for something to happen. Suffering from insomnia he visits support groups for various afflictions to release whatever emotion he has pent up. But after meeting soap manufacturer Tyler Durdan (Brad Pitt) life starts to change. They decide to create a Fight club, to release the stresses and strains of everyday life. There is only one rule you do not talk about fight club!
'Not to be confused with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers'' song of the same name, CALIFORNICATION is a comedy about the pleasures and pitfalls of living la vida loca. David Duchovny (in his first TV series since THE X-FILES) slips comfortably into the role of Hank Moody, a novelist with a drink and drug problem and a penchant for beautiful women. As if Hank''s life wasn''t complicated enough, he''s also got his daughter and ex-girlfriend vying for his attention, a bad case of writer''s block, and a seeming inability to resist the many temptations Los Angeles has to offer. The show''s second series is presented here in its entirety.'
Set amid the windswept beauty of Cornwall, this popular and acclaimed series follows Detective Superintendent Charles Wycliffe as he investigates the regions most serious and challenging cases. Whilst the storylines often highlight the social and economic difficulties faced by the local community, the conscientious Wycliffe offers something of a contrast to the classic maverick detective character a family man with a fastidious, tolerant approach, he tackles each investigation with a calm determination and a resolutely open mind, and his incisive style of questioning never fails to cut through to the heart of the mystery.
'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'
From producer Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings Trilogy) and director Neill Blomkamp comes a startlingly original science fiction thriller that soars on the imagination of its creators (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone). With stunning special effects and gritty realism, the film plunges us into a world where the aliens have landed... only to be exiled to a slum on the fringes of Johannesburg. Now, one lone human discovers the mysterious secret of the extraterrestrial weapon technology. Hunted and hounded through the bizarre back alleys of an alien shantytown, he will discover what it means to be the ultimate outsider on your own planet. District 9 was directed by Neill Blomkamp from an original screenplay by Neill Blomkamp and Terri Tatchell. Paul Hanson and Elliot Ferwerda co-executive produced. Bill Block and Ken Kamins executive produced. Philippa Boyens co-produced with Peter Jackson and Carolynne Cunningham as producers.
'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,'
Ken Boon is back in the saddle. With his trusty steed White Lightning, a 650 cc BSA motorbike, he finds more adventure and humour in this third series of the BAFTA-winning hit drama. With heart-warming storylines and an array of guest stars, its no surprise that Boon was an instant ratings winner for ITV and remains a much-loved series to this day.
'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.'
'A collection of six feature-length television dramas based on the works of Frederick Forsyth. David Threlfall stars in ''A Casualty of War'' (1989) as Tom Rowse, a retired British secret service agent attempting to foil a Libyan plot to supply the IRA with a massive shipment of high-tech weapons. Beau Bridges stars in ''Just Another Secret'' (1989) as Jack Grant, an American intelligence agent who uncovers a plot to assassinate Soviet President Gorbachev in the dying days of the cold war. In ''Pride and Extreme Prejudice'' (1990), Alan Howard assumes his regular role as British secret agent Sam McCready, who, having been blacklisted by the KGB, sends his old friend and MI6 colleague Bruno Morenz (Brian Dennehy) to East Germany to broker a crucial deal on his behalf. However, unbeknown to Sam, Bruno is teetering dangerously on the verge of a mental breakdown after finding out that his girlfriend has been unfaithful, and his actions threaten to endanger both their lives as Sam is forced to follow him into forbidden territory. In ''A Little Piece of Sunshine'' (1990), the idyllic and almost-forgotten island of Sunshine, hitherto under British rule, is set to become independent. However, in the run-up to the island''s presidential elections the British governor of the island is shot and killed. The British secret service is called in to investigate, and Sam McCready (Alan Howard) delegates the case to Scotland Yard''s Desmond Hannah (Larry Lamb). Lauren Bacall co-stars as the governor''s widow, Lady Beatrix Coltrane. Alan Howard reprises his role as McCready in ''Death Has a Bad Reputation'' (1990). When McCready''s son is seriously injured in a terrorist attack, he breaks all the rules in his efforts to bring internationally-renowned terrorist Carlos the Jackal (Tony Lo Bianco) to justice. In ''The Price of the Bride'' (1990), KGB officer Colonel Orlov (Robert Foxworth) defects to the West during a NATO exercise, leading Sam McCready (Howard) and his secret service colleague Dennis Gaunt (Peter Egan) to suspect that Orlov has in fact been set up as a decoy, and that another officer is the real agent.'
'Titles Comprise:Generations: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Enterprise-D rescue a physicist named Soran. Unbeknownst to Picard, Soran harbors a deadly plan that includes the destruction of the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard''s only hope for a future rests within in the Nexus and a legendary captain from the past.First Contact: They call themselves the Borg - a half-organic, half machine collective with a sole purpose: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen (Alice Krige), the Borg are headed to Earth with a devious plan to alter history.Insurrection: From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree and must rebel against Starfleet to lead the insurrection to preserve Paradise.Nemesis: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-E crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans. Learning that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval and their new Praetor, Shinzon, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation, Picard and his crew must investigate the situation and determine Shinzon''s sincerity. But they learn that not only is the new Praetor not a Romulan at all but a native of Romulus'' sister planet Remus, they also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind'
'Third instalment of the popular CGI-animated franchise. While Scrat the squirrel is still trying to get his paws on that ever-elusive nut, Manny (voiced by Ray Romano) and Ellie (Queen Latifah) anxiously await the birth of their mini-mammoth, and Diego the sabre-toothed tiger (Denis Leary) wonders if he''s growing too laid-back living the life of a pampered house cat. Meanwhile, Sid the sloth (John Leguizamo) gets into trouble when he creates his own makeshift family by hijacking some unusually large eggs, and inadvertently discovers a mysterious underground world where dinosaurs still roam.'
'THE ILLUSIONISTS - WITNESS THE IMPOSSIBLE- the world''s best-selling touring magic show which has sold out in 71 cities across 17 countries - comes to London''s West End for the first time, starring the UK''s hottest magicianJamie Raven. Fresh from Britain''s Got Talent, where he captivated the British public with his unique magic tricks,Jamie Ravenjoins this ground breaking spectacular showcasing the dazzling talents of seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth. Brain-Bendingly Spectacular Daily Telegraph THE ILLUSIONISTSis a fast-paced and wildly entertaining show, featuring seven of the world''s greatest magicians. Full of hilarious magic tricks and death-defying stunts,THE ILLUSIONISTSmesmerises audiences of all ages. THE ILLUSIONISTSis the most successful magic show in Broadway''s history, where families flocked to see mind-blowing magic, jaw-dropping sleight of hand and acts of breath-taking wonder.THE ILLUSIONISTSis coming to captivate London. THE ILLUSIONISTSfeatures a cast of seven magical superheroes including: The Magician,Jamie Raven. The runner-up in Britains Got Talent 2015, Jamies first audition for the smash hitITVshow has been watched by 10 million people on YouTube, to date, and he wowed audiences of over 13 million during the live final last month. This is his West End debut. The Manipulator, Den Denis the one to watch in the world of magic, regarded as the magician of the moment, The Manipulators act combines a truly entrancing, poetic approach to card trickery with brilliant dexterity. His now you see it, now you dont trickery keeps the audience utterly engrossed, mixing visually beautiful performance with mind bending magic. The master of manipulation was recently named Magician of the Year (2014) by the Academy of Magical Arts and received the highest accolade from the Society of American Magicians. His award-winning act has marked him as one of the best in the World of manipulation! The Trickster, David Williamsonis known and loved by many as one of the most hilarious comedy magicians ever. His wicked sense of humour, combined with unrivalled, spectacular illusions has cemented David as a firm favourite and a must-see in the world of magic. With high praise from The International Brotherhood of Magicians, David has also been awarded Most Wanted Magician and has previously worked alongside fellow star illusionists David Blaine and David Copperfield and has also hosted hit UK TV series. The Trickster is not to be missed. The Escapologist,Andrew Basso. Italy''s star escape artist, Andrew considers Houdini his hero and is fast becoming one of the world''s most popular illusionists. He is the only person in the world to perform Houdini''s famous Water Torture Cell with absolutely no covers. The Inventor,Kevin James. Known for innovative illusions, Kevin is an inventor, comedian and collector of the strange and unusual. Kevin is one of the most prolific inventors of magic in the world and has created some of the most celebrated illusions of the last century. The Deductionist,ColinCloud. A forensic mind reader and the closest thing in the universe to the real life Sherlock Holmes. Mixing mind magic and brain science he''ll leave you convinced he''s a mystical savant with the hypnotic powers of a calculated angel. He''s potentially the most dangerous man in the world. Luckily, he''s on our side. The Warrior,Ben Blaque. One of the only performers on earth to attempt this type of stage performance, Ben Blaque has dazzled crows across this world with his completely unique display of archery and showmanship.'
'Titles Comprise: Generations: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Enterprise-D rescue a physicist named Soran. Unbeknownst to Picard, Soran harbors a deadly plan that includes the destruction of the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard''s only hope for a future rests within in the Nexus and a legendary captain from the past. First Contact: They call themselves the Borg - a half-organic, half machine collective with a sole purpose: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen (Alice Krige), the Borg are headed to Earth with a devious plan to alter history. Insurrection: From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree and must rebel against Starfleet to lead the insurrection to preserve Paradise. Nemesis: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-E crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans. Learning that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval and their new Praetor, Shinzon, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation, Picard and his crew must investigate the situation and determine Shinzon''s sincerity. But they learn that not only is the new Praetor not a Romulan at all but a native of Romulus'' sister planet Remus, they also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind'
'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'