'When Sam''s new dog learns to dig holes, he can''t stop. He digs up gardens, road and buildings, and finally digs himself into a hole he can''t get out of. The adventures of THE DIGGING-EST DOG are of certain appeal to the Beginner age-group. ''I can read it all by myself'' is the Beginner Books motto, and behind it is an understanding of how important it is for children to take pride and pleasure in their early reading. Beginner Books have been designed to appeal directly to children through the use of humour, rhyme and bright pictures that can be ''read'' even by the non-reading child. Some Beginner Books are simple stories, others are hilarious nonsense: both types have been designed to give children confidence and make them want to go on reading.'
'Paul Rudd and Seann William Scott star in Role Models as Danny and Wheeler, two salesmen who trash a company truck on an energy drink-fueled bender. Upon their arrest, the court gives them a choice: do hard time or spend 150 service hours with a mentorship program. After one day with the kids, however, jail doesn''t look half bad. Surrounded by annoying do-gooders, Danny struggles with his every neurotic impulse to guide Augie (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) through the trials of becoming a man. Unfortunately, the guy just dumped by his girlfriend (Elizabeth Banks) has only sarcasm to offer a bashful 16-year-old obsessed with medieval role play. Meanwhile, charming Wheeler tries to trade in an addiction to partying and women to assist a fifth-grader named Ronnie (Bobb''e Thompson) redirect his foul-mouthed ways. It would probably help if Ronnie''s new mentor wasn''t an overgrown adolescent whose idea of quality time includes keggers in Venice Beach. Once the center''s ex-con director (Jane Lynch) gives them an ultimatum, Danny and Wheeler are forced to tailor their brand of immature wisdom to their charges. And if they can just make it through probation without getting thrown in jail, the world''s worst role models will prove that, sometimes, it takes a village idiot to raise a child.'
'The world''s most powerful man is about to fight his greatest battle... between love and glory. On the remote Atlantic island of St. Helena, the residence in exile for the past six years of the great Napoleaon Bonaparte, that exile is about to end. A secret network of loyal Bonapartists is poised to return the Emperor to Paris while a double will play his part on the island. When the Emperor arrives in Paris, the double on St. Helena will reveal himself as an imposter, and Napoleon will reclaim his throne. Disguised as able-bodied seaman Eugene Lenormand, Napoleon sets off for Paris while his doppelganger, the real Eugene Lenormand, wakes up in his Emperor''s bed. But things don''t work out as planned. Napoleon''s ship changes course and he misses a crucial link in his network of supporters. Arriving, eventually, in Paris, alone and friendless he meets a widowed melon seller and the two forge an unlikely but life changing relationship while Napoleon waits impatiently for his moment. When his return to glory is thwarted by an unexpected turn of events on St. Helena, Napoleon has to find another way to confirm his true identity while finally letting go of imperial dreams.'
Every Thursday, Anna (Sophia Loren) takes a train trip to Winchester to do social work and take a break from her husband and two children. One day, a tiny piece of grit in Annas eye provokes an unexpected meeting with Dr. Alec Harvey (Richard Burton), and this chance meeting inexorably becomes a secret affair as their casual friendship turns into a tormenting relationship. Realising the danger to her marriage, Anna avoids Alec, who is unhappy in his own marriage he pursues Anna with increasing intensity, however. Finding herself weakening, she abandons her social work to steal more time with her new love, and agrees to meet him at a friends empty apartment...
'Oscar winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, from writer/director Tony Gilroy (writer and director of seven-time Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton and co-writer of the Bourne trilogy).In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love.CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have lef the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti) nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can''t cheat their way out of: love.'
After realtor, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), builds up the courage and pops the question to his girl friend Zooey (Rashida Jones), he is overjoyed with happiness. Although, it soon comes to Peters attention that he has no friends worthy of being his best man, in fact, he doesnt have many friends at all. Peter quickly sets out on a mission to find a friend, going on Friend dates set up by his family. However, he finds no one worthy of being a best man, that is until he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segal) at an open house viewing. Sydney is a laid back, straight-talking guy and despite their clash in personalities they quickly hit it off. Soon enough they begin to spend lots of time together, but Peters new found friendship has leaves Zooey feeling jealous. As Peter and Zooeys relationship begins to feel the strain, can Peter maintain his friendship with Sydney? Hilarious bro-mance with a great supporting cast including a side-splitting cameo from Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, King of Queens).
'From BBC 2''s Mock the Week and Q.I, BBC Radio 2''s Parsons and Naylor''s Pull-Out Sections and star of The Comedy Store''s Cutting Edge, plus his recent BBC 1 Live at The Apollo triumph, Andy Parsons is one of the countrys finest political comedians.Andy Parsons'' credentials are second to none. He was a main writer on the original Spitting Image and has performed on numerous TV shows including Saturday Live, The Stand Up Show, The Comedy Store, They think Its All Over and The Live Floor Show as well as completing nine series of the topical, satirical Radio 2 show Parsons and Naylors Pullout Sections. Recently he has been heard as the host of The PMQ Show on Radio 5 Live and has a second series of his Radio 4 sitcom coming up The Lost WebLog of Scrooby Trevithick. He has also performed all over the world at prestigious comedy festivals in Montreal, New Zealand, Australia and Kilkenny.'
Against the backdrop of the East End of London, first time filmmaker Nicola Collins (Snatch) explores the fascinating complexity of the lives of her father and his friends infamous criminals that shaped their war torn environment into a violent underworld. The End is a story never before been told of a group of men with a common bond. All born in the East End of London into poverty, striving for a better life and all found that life in crime. Unashamed and unapologetic, these men live their lives defined by a code of terror.
'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...'
'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!'
'Japanese horror tale of a haunted high-rise block. When a young woman takes up residence on the 13th floor of an apartment block, she thinks she''s fallen on her feet. Unfortunately for her, she soon wishes she had. As her boyfriend approaches the entrance, his attention is drawn to the top floor where he sees her screaming as she falls from the balcony. This chain of events is repeated with the next female resident, Sayaka, whose sister Mariko (Noriko Nakagoshi) begins to establish a pattern to the events. It transpires that a single mother and daughter, who shared an abusive relationship, once occupied the apartment. When the daughter, after years of abuse, finally snapped, she killed her mother, throwing herself from the balcony in fear of arrest. Mariko, failing to convince the police of her discoveries, returns to apartment 1303 expecting to find her mother. She''s not there - but something else is.'
'Writer/director Joshua Michael Stern (NEVERWAS) tackles American politics in his second feature film. Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is just your below-average Joe. He works in an egg factory, likes to knock back a few too many beers, and is a single parent to 12-year old Molly (Madeline Carroll), a bright spitfire who does her best to keep her dad on the straight and narrow. Patriotic Molly insists that apathetic Bud do his civic duty and vote in the upcoming presidential election, a tight race between Republican incumbent Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) and Democratic candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper). Soon the media and both candidates descend upon Bud''s hometown of Texico, New Mexico, when it''s determined that his vote wasn''t counted and will decide the outcome of the entire presidential election. Now that Bud is a ''somebody''--there''s even a ''Bud Cam'' capturing his every move--will he be swayed by visits to Air Force One and the ''Bud Ball'' held in his honour, or will he be the voice of the American people and vote for the better candidate?The lengths the candidates go to in order to win Bud''s vote are high points of the film, as they find themselves supporting initiatives that are completely opposed to their platforms at the urging of their campaign managers, played by Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane. Grammer is well cast as Boone, and it''s a hoot to see counterculture icon Hopper in this light. Costner makes Bud likable despite the loser stereotype he personifies. But this film belongs to Carroll, a lovely young actress who can steal a scene with one look. If nothing else, SWING VOTE is a reminder that even though politics may be a game, every single vote really does count.'
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.
Good Dick is a modern fairy tale about a troubled, reclusive young woman and the persistent video clerk who draws her out of her claustrophobic world by starting up a unique courtship with her.As they become closer, her sexual antipathy is met with his unflinching optimism, until finally her aggressive defenses overwhelm them both and the relationship bursts apart. Profoundly affected by his presence in her life, she finds that she has the courage to face her past., Good Dick is a modern fairy tale about a troubled, reclusive young woman and the persistent video clerk who draws her out of her claustrophobic world by starting up a unique courtship with her.As they become closer, her sexual antipathy is met with his unflinching optimism, until finally her aggressive defenses overwhelm them both and the relationship bursts apart. Profoundly affected by his presence in her life, she finds that she has the courage to face her past.Special Features:None Listed
'TWILIGHT, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephenie Meyer, is the highly-anticipated movie of the ultimate forbidden love affair between a vampire and mortal. Boasting a whole host of bright young talent including Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Kristen Stewart (Into The Wild, What Just Happened) and Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, The O.C.), the screenplay is written by Melissa Rosenberg (Step Up, The O.C.) and directed by the Award-winning filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen). Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any shes ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands and he hasnt aged since 1918. Like all vampires, hes immortal. But he doesnt have fangs, and he doesnt drink human blood, as Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will they do when Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and James (Cam Gigandet), the Cullens mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for Bella? EXTRAS over 2 hours of additional material Audio commentary The Adventure Begins The Journey from page to screen A conversation with Stephanie Meyer The Comic-Con phenomenon Deleted scenes (with director introduction) Extended scenes (with director introduction) Video: Muse performing Supermassive Black Hole Video: Decod by Paramore UK premiere footage (exclusive to UK) Theatrical trailer Theatrical TV spots Becoming Edward Becoming Bella Catherine Hardwickes Vampire Kiss montage Edwards piano concert Music: The heartbeat of Twilight Catherine Hardwickes Bellas Lullaby Remix music videoSpecial Features:A conversation with Stephanie MeyerBecoming BellaBecoming EdwardCatherine Hardwicke''s ''Bella''s Lullaby Remix'' music videoCatherine Hardwicke''s Vampire Kiss montageDeleted scenes (with director introduction)Edward''s piano concertExtended scenes (with director introduction)Music: The heartbeat of TwilightThe Comic-Con phenomenonTheatrical trailerTheatrical TV spotsUK premiere footage (exclusive to UK)Video: ''Decode'' by ''Paramore''Video: ''Muse'' performing ''Supermassive Black Hole'''
'Oscar winner Julia Roberts and Clive Owen reunite for Duplicity, from writer/director Tony Gilroy (writer and director of seven-time Oscar-nominated Michael Clayton and co-writer of the Bourne trilogy).In the film, they star as spies-turned-corporate operatives in the midst of a clandestine love affair. When they find themselves embroiled in a high-stakes espionage game, they discover the toughest part of the job is deciding how much to trust the one you love.CIA officer Claire Stenwick (Roberts) and MI6 agent Ray Koval (Owen) have lef the world of government intelligence to cash in on the highly profitable cold war raging between two rival multinational corporations. Their mission? Secure the formula for a product that will bring a fortune to the company that patents it first. For their employers industry titan Howard Tully (Tom Wilkinson) and buccaneer CEO Dick Garsik (Paul Giamatti) nothing is out of bounds. But as the stakes rise, the mystery deepens and the tactics get dirtier, the trickiest secret for Claire and Ray is their growing attraction. And as they each try to stay one double-cross ahead, two career loners find their schemes endangered by the only thing they can''t cheat their way out of: love'
'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!'
'In ancient China, on the edge of a vast desert, swordsman Ouyang Feng (Leslie Cheung) lives the life of a vagabond, controlling a network of deadly assassins. Pitiless and cynical, his heart has long been wounded by a love he neglected then lost. But as seasons, friends and enemies come and go, he begins to reflect back upon the origin of his solitude... The film is inspired by characters from Louis Cha''s novel The Eagle-Shooting Heroes, action-packed and visually dazzling. With an all-star cast of Hong Kong cinema greats and extraordinary cinematography by Christopher Doyle, Ashes of Time Redux is the ultimate edition of Wong Kar-wai''s long-lost martial arts classic, brilliantly re-cut and remixed for the 21st Century. The flag is still. The wind is calm. Its the heart of man that is in turmoil!'
'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.'
'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.'
'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'
'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.'
'Packed with three animated dinosaur adventures, this box set includes: THE LAND BEFORE TIME THE LAND BEFORE TIME - THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE THE LAND BEFORE TIME - THE TIME OF THE GREAT GIVING. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: During the search for the Great Valley, a group of young dinosaurs becomes separated from their parents when a huge earthquake strikes. Left to their own devices, they soon learn about life without their parents'' protection and the real meaning of friendship. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: THE GREAT VALLEY ADVENTURE: This movie-length feature returns us to the Land Before Time, where dinosaur characters Littlefoot and Cera live under the watchful eye of their parents. THE LAND BEFORE TIME: THE TIME OF THE GREAT GIVING: Prehistoric adventures in the Great Valley with Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Spike and Petrie. A meteor cuts off the valley''s water supply.'
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.
Chechen Republic, present day. Russian troop positions. Aleksandra Nikolaevna is a grand-mother who has come to see her grandson, one of the best officers in his unit. She will spend a few days here, and will discover a new world. In this male world there are no women, no warmth or comfort. Daily life is meagre, people are shy of their feelings here. Or maybe there simply isnt time or energy for feelings. Every day and every hour questions of life and death are decided here. And yet it is still a world populated by people.
'Kayako and Toshio''s curse continues by haunting The Grudge 2''s only survivor, Jake (Matthew Knight), who is now confined to a psychiatric hospital after his family''s alleged suicide. As Jake''s case worker Dr. Sullivan (Shawnee Smith, the Saw series), investigates his Chicago home, the curse continues to claim more victims. As the rage spreads, it become clear that Jake''s horrifying stories are true, and that a mysterious Japanese woman might be the only hope of finally burying the Grudge, that is unless she too becomes another victim.'
'MMA Fighting superstar, Diego, is at the top of his game. He has money, women, cars, and a tight group of fighter friends. But when he meets and falls in love with a gorgeous, mysterious woman named Sandra, Diego is seduced into a life he couldn''t imagine. Illegal underground cage fighting sees match ups between the most ruthless contenders for extreme riches and, like medieval combat of yore, the prize of a night with the loser''s beautiful consort. Faced with his biggest ever challenge, Diego risks his own life for that of his love and the freedom of those who are being used by Seifer - the merciless ring leader who is profiting from the fights and the women. Starring the world''s top MMA fighters Quinton Rampage Jackson (Midnight Meat Train) Anderson The Spider Silva, George Rush St. Pierre and BJ The Protege Penn for the first time on screen and also featuring martial arts action star Hector Echavarria (Extreme Force Miami Vice).'
'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.'
'A middle-aged diplomat is accosted in an airport lounge and his identity stolen... Sir Stafford Nye''s journey home from Malaya to London takes an unexpected twist in the passenger lounge at Frankfurt - a young woman confides in him that someone is trying to kill her. Yet their paths are to cross again and again - and each time the mystery woman is introduced as a different person. Equally at home in any guise in any society she draws Sir Stafford into a game of political intrigue more dangerous than he could possibly imagine. In an arena where no-one can be sure of anyone, Nye must do battle with a well-armed, well-financed, well-trained - and invisible - enemy...'
'Few filmmakers could rival Maurice Pialat''s facility for transforming autobiographical material into the stuff of Art, and his third feature-film, La Gueule ouverte [The Mouth Agape], stands as one of the director''s most intensely personal and most lacerating works. It is a film about illness: a condition of the body, and a name for the capacity to injure the ones who love us most. Monique Mlinand (a star of several of Ral Ruz''s ''90s works, and of Jacques Rivette''s Jeanne la pucelle) portrays a woman in the late stages of terminal illness. She and her prone body become the locus around which gather her son Philippe (Truffaut-veteran Philippe Lotard), his wife Nathalie (French screen icon Nathalie Baye, in one of her earliest roles), and Monique''s husband Roger (Hubert Deschamps, of Pialat''s early short Janine, and Louis Malle''s Zazie dans le mtro). In short order, Monique recedes into the background of Philippe''s and Roger''s network of respective adulteries. But as the final, crushingly eloquent succession of shots starts to unreel, we are once more reminded that, in the work of Maurice Pialat, that which seems absent ultimately makes its presence felt with terrible force. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Maurice Pialat''s astonishing feature-length masterwork La Gueule ouverte, accompanied by nine Pialat shorts three narrative works from the earliest part of the director''s career, and the six poetic essay-documentaries he shot in Turkey in the early ''60s which alone total over two hours in length'
'Adaptation of the classic novel by Emily Bronte starring Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley as the ill-fated Heathcliff and Cathy. Devoted companions from childhood when Cathy''s family took him in, the love between Heathcliff and Cathy grows as they become older, but the pair are always kept apart by circumstances out of their control. When Cathy dies unexpectedly during childbirth, Heathcliff''s pain is too much to bear and he sets out on a path to his own destruction.'
For the very forst time anywhere in the world in glorious1080p High definition and in its original aspect ratio The Black Shield of Falworth, starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh was Universal-Internationals first feature in CinemaScope.In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics.The setting is England in the reign of King Henry IV, Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth castle. There he must compete for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death from sinister forces within.Soon the fate of the realm, and his beloved Lady Anne, will depend upon his martial skill, but not before Miles must unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity. With its outstanding supporting cast and dazzling set design this is truly an epic tale of which legends are made!Starring the ever charismatic, multi-award winning Tony Curtis (Some like It Hot, Smell of Sweet Success, The Defiant Ones), the Oscar nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by the Oscar nominated cinematographer Rudolph Mat.
'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'
'One of the most famous detectives to ever hit the television screen, COLUMBO (Peter Falk) has become an iconic character in popular culture. Forever clad in a raincoat and chomping a cigar, the dishevelled Columbo seems as scatterbrained as his appearance would suggest. However, even when it appears that his investigation is going nowhere, Columbo''s keen mind is absorbing details and clues, until finally he reveals that he knows everything that''s happened. Each episode opens with a murder, followed by Columbo''s investigation, and finally his revelation of how he put the events together. COLUMBO became popular and famous for its clever dramatic structure and Peter Falk''s winning portrayal of the detective. This release includes a selection of episodes from the tenth series of the show.'
Quentin Tarantino made his mark in the film industry with his outstanding directional debut Reservoir Dogs. Reservoir Dogs tells the story of a simple heist gone wrong and the affects it has on the criminals as they start to believe that there is a police informant amongst their group. This highly unique crime thriller has a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel. -M.F.
'Susan Murphy''s (voiced by Reese Witherspoon) wedding day is rudely interrupted when from out of nowhere, she''s hit by a falling meteor! Amazingly, she survives the collision and proceeds to walk down the aisle looking every inch the glowing bride... glowing green, that is. Things only get stranger once inside the church, as Susan suddenly grows to a colossal 49 feet 11 inches tall. Because of her new stature, she''s branded a ''monster'' and carted off to a secret government facility for genetic anomalies. There, she meets fellow outcasts a brilliant cockroach with a PhD, a bizarre ape-fish hybrid, a gelatinous and indestructible blob, and a 350 foot grub.When an alien robot with an appetite for destruction lands on Earth, a desperate President calls for the monsters to be released in the hope that they will defend the very people who imprisoned them. Of course, the monsters oblige as they are basically good, despite their outward appearance. In their clumsy effort to save mankind from the alien threat, they prove that they each have something valuable to offer and that together they can really make a difference.DreamWorks Animation and directors Conrad Vernon (Shrek 2) and Rob Letterman (Shark Tale) have created a fun adventure packed full of B-movie references, eye-popping 3D visuals, and quirky-looking monsters kicking alien butt.Special Features:Bonus film: BOB''S BIG BREAKPair of 3D glasses'
'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.'
'Having to spend Christmas apart was always going to be difficult for new boyfriends Nathan and Gunn. After all, Nathan has to spend the festive season with his distant, cold Mum and Dad and Gunn is going to have to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky parents. But when Nathan surprises everyone by turning up unannounced on the doorstep Gunn is forced to juggle his desperate charade whilst curbing the couple''s ever-growing desire to be in each other''s arms. It soon becomes clear that he is going to have to make a tough call - come out of that Christmas closet or spend this vacation a virgin! A worldwide festival hit with a heart of gold and filled with bright, witty dialogue, Make The Yuletide Gay is one holiday treat you will want to savour many times over.'
'Full Circle: The TARDIS falls through a CVE into E-Space and arrives on the planet Alzarius. There the inhabitants of a crashed Starliner and a group of young rebels called the Outlers, led by a boy named Varsh and including his brother Adric, are being terrorised by a race of Marshmen who emerge from the marshes at a time known as Mistfall. State Of Decay The Doctor, Romana, K9 and Adric - an Outler from Alzarius who has stowed away aboard the TARDIS - arrive on a planet where the native villagers live in fear of ''the Wasting'' and of three Lords named Zargo, Camilla and Aukon who rule from an imposing Tower. The Lords are soon revealed to be vampire servants of the last of the Great Vampires, a race referred to in Time Lord mythology. Warrior''s Gate: The TARDIS is hijacked in the vortex by a time sensitive Tharil named Biroc, and brought to a strange white void. Biroc wants to free the others of his race who are being transported in a slave ship, captained by Rorvik, which is also trapped in the void. The only other thing present in the void is an ancient gateway leading to a decrepit banqueting hall.'
'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.'
'Batman After witnessing his parents'' brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, the Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker''s every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail? Batman Returns Batman the Caped Crusador is pitted against the demented, ravenous Penguin a pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak who once went on a baby-killing spree, and a ''power'' hungry capitalist villain, Max Shreck. As the two criminals plot to gain domination over Gotham City, Batman must plot to stop them. In the highly stylized Batman Returns, Batman is thrown a third enemy, a terrible distraction: the slinky, sharp-clawed Cat Woman. Batman Forever Riddle me this, riddle me that, you''ll adventure on the wings of bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O''Donnell (Robin) star in the third spectacular film in Warner Bros. Batman series. Joel Schumacher The Client directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on! Batman and Robin Cryogenic scientist gone wrong, Mr. Freeze wants to turn Gotham City into a frozen wasteland. Poison Ivy has revenge on her mind after a toxic run-in with a Wayne Enterprises scientist. While she has designs on Mr. Freeze, his cold heart is only consumed by his demented plans. With the addition of Batgirl, the dynamic duo become a trio. Will Gotham survive?'
'This film adaptation of GREASE is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s. As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny''s style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin'', tough-talkin'' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes ''You''re the One that I Want,'' ''Hopelessly Devoted to You,'' ''Sandy,'' ''Summer Nights,'' and the title tune. GREASE was a phenomenon when it was released in 1978, taking the box office by storm and the soundtrack album topped the charts. John Travoltawho had broken free from supporting roles in the previous year''s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERcemented his reputation as one of Hollywood''s most bankable stars and Olivia Newton-John''s recording career benefitted immeasurably from the success of the film, but GREASE''s appeal has yet to wane, as it has been loved by every successive generation in the decades that have passed since.'
'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'
'All thirteen episodes of the drama series starring Derek Jacobi as the medieval sleuth. In the opening episode ''One Corpse Too Many'', Cadfael, once a man of the world, has become a man of the cloth. However, this by no means qualifies him as a saint. He discovers a murder, and sets out in pursuit of the perpertrator, assisted by a lovely young fugitive. ''The Sanctuary Sparrow'' sees Brother Cadfael investigating the murder of the local goldsmith. In ''The Leper of St Giles'' a great wedding is to take place in the Abbey of Shrewsbury between Baron Huon (Norman Eshley) and Iveta De Massard (Tara Fitzgerald). Iveta is a beautiful, kind soul and on the day she and her betrothed ride into the town she throws money to the lepers, but her brutish Baron beats them. On the eve of the wedding he rides off into the night never to return. Cadfael sets out to find out what is going on. In ''Monk''s Hood'', a landowner cuts his son-in-law out of his will, leaving his inheritance to the church. However, before the transaction is finished, Gervase Gurney (Bernard Gallagher) is poisoned whilst staying at the Abbey of Shrewsbury. Cadfael finds someone from his past as he looks into the poisoning. In ''The Virgin in the Ice'' Cadfael has to prove the innocence of his novice, Oswin (Mark Charnock), who is accused of murdering a nun after he is found wandering deliriously. In ''The Devil''s Novice'', Cadfael is suspicious when a young man, Meriet (Christien Anholt), arrives at Shrewsbury Abbey wishing to become a Novice. Canon Eluard (Ian McNeice) shares Cadfael''s doubts as to Meriet''s intentions, and when the half-burned body of a colleague is discovered, Meriet is accused of murder. In ''A Morbid Taste For Bones'', Cadfael reluctantly accompanies an expedition to dig up the grave of St Winifred, after one of the Shrewsbury monks has a vision. He soon finds himself investigating a murder, when Lord Rhysart (John Hallam) is found dead on a forest track with an arrow in his chest. Robert (Michael Culver) believes the culprit to be Godwin, who was having an affair with Rhysart''s daughter, Sioned (Anna Friel). However, Cadfael has other ideas. In ''The Rose Rent'', the recently-widowed of a rich merchant becomes an attraction for the men of Shrewsbury, until one of her suitors and a monk are murdered. In ''St Peter''s Fair'', conflict arises between the townspeople of Shrewsbury and visitors to the annual fair. In ''The Raven in the Foregate'', Cadfael has a double murder to solve when a pregnant girl and a priest who refused to hear her confession are both killed. In ''The Holy Thief'', Cadfael is on the hunt for a beautiful slave girl and the bones of St Winifred, both of which have mysteriously disappeared from the Abbey. In ''The Potter''s Field'', Cadfael uncovers a terrible web of jealousy, adultery and suicide pacts when he examines the past of a potter who has entered the monastery under suspicious circumstances. Finally, in ''The Pilgrim of Hate'', an old man''s corpse is found in a sack in the Abbey, and Cadfael must find his killer.'
The time: today. The stakes: all our tomorrows. A nascent AI, assisted by droids, continues to edge toward world domination and the ruin of humankind. It accepts no limits. It fears no one. Except John Connor. The machines know John, now 16, is the future head of the resistance. They know he is growing in abilities. They must find and terminate him. But Sarah Connor is there, protecting and instructing her son as he becomes the man hes destined to be. The hunt is on in a season of powerful revelations, breathless pursuits and bravura effects. A mysterious 3-dot symbol (do UFOs provide a clue?), a girlfriend for John (is Cameron jealous?), ZeiraCorp (can it master the renegade software called Turk?) Season 2s 5-disc action arsenal is locked, loaded, ready to amaze.
'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'