'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'
On the morning of an unwanted marriage, the bride, Annette, runs away to Paris. On the train she is robbed and all her money is stolen but as fortune would have it, she meets a wealthy passenger, Max, who allows her to stay with him for 24 hours. Detectives then trace and catch up with the reluctant bride and take her home. But hot on their heels is Max, who is determined to have Annette as his bride instead...
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.'
'Audrey Hepburn won an Oscar for her portrayal of a modern-day princess rebelling against her royal obligations who explores Rome on her own. She meets Gregory Peck, an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her true identity. But his plan falters as they rapidly fall in love...Rereleased to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Audrey Hepburn''s birth.'
The worlds hottest tattoo studio opens its doors for a stunning second series. But with all the ink comes personal trials and tribulations, all set against the glorious backdrop of a forever sunny Los Angeles.Kat Von D is back from tour, with new beau Orbi close in tow, but while shes been away some of the mice have come out to play and while shes delighted to be back in town, and back at the helm, her first worry is for Hannah. Will she ever leave the comforts of home and return to their studio?The ever wacky Pixie is starting to get under peoples skin, putting her friendship with Kat under severe strain But with her health suddenly a major issue, does Kat now have the ability, or the time, to deal with her colourful, wayward Shop Manager?The Guinness Book of World Records have come calling, but does the studio have the energy for the daunting task of 400 tattoos in just 24 hours... Will the Fire Marshall spoil their record attempt before its even started? And Corey has a massive personal dilemma to overcome that could break the team up, once and for all!Special Features:London Ink Episode 1Photo Gallery
Girl Power to the Rescue! Its All For One and One For All as Barbie and her friends co-star in Barbie And The Three Musketeers ! Join Barbie as Corinne , a young country girl who pursues her dream in Paris to become a Musketeer! There she meets three girls who secretly share the same dream. Can the girls dance at the masquerade ball, transform in Musketeers costumes and save the prince all without breaking a heel? Come along on an exciting adventure that shows dreams really do come true!
'This set brings together three television plays from multi-award-winning comedienne and writer Victoria Wood. Originally transmitted between 1979 and 1981, the plays provided an early showcase for the bittersweet, distinctly Northern humour and mastery of dourly comic, sometimes poignant dialogue that has made her one of Britain''s best-loved and most consistently successful performers. Included is the highly acclaimed Talent, commissioned in 1978 by the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield and the play which first brought Victoria Wood to the attention of Granada Television the productions also reunited Wood and long-time friend Julie Walters, and marked the beginning of their phenomenally successful television partnership. Wood and Walters stalwart Duncan Preston also appears in all three plays, with turns from Tracey Ullman, George Costigan and stand-up veteran and Bullseye host Jim Bowen. TALENT: Julie, a young woman seeking an escape from the encroaching drudgery of domestic life, and Maureen, her frumpish friend, prepare for a talent show at a seedy club. NEARLY A HAPPY ENDING: Maureen has been faithfully attending the slimmers'' club for months. Now the weeks of endless crispbreads have paid off - but is her optimism misplaced? HAPPY SINCE I MET YOU: Frances is 28, single and happy, despite ritual interrogations from her family as to why she''s not married. Then she meets Jim, and finds she has decisions to make...'
In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as The Basterds, Raines squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own
'Danny Reed (Martin Freeman) is directionless and dissatisfied with his lot in life. Working at a DIY superstore, he vents his frustrations on the customers, when not pining for his co-worker Fiona (Angela Griffin) or foisting his encyclopedic knowledge of useless information onto loyal friend Pete (Marshall Lancaster). He really is a world away from the successful, vivacious Veronica (Rachael Stirling), whose job as a glamorous fashion journalist provides her with a well-stocked bank account and an even better stocked social calendar. Worshipped by her devoted boyfriend Jay (Paterson Joseph), Veronica seems to have it all. So when a freak accident traps the mismatched strangers in each others bodies the results aren''t pretty, but they are hilarious.BOY MEETS GIRL is a sharp, witty comedy-drama from the pen of new writing talent David Allison. The four-part series invests the fantastical gender-swap scenario with a surprising creditability thanks, in large part, to the central performances of Freeman and Stirling. As Danny and Veronica struggle with their new identities they begin to discover new truths about themselves. But besides learning to walk in high heels or being forced to ''slum it'' with the working classes, the pair long to get back to their own bodies and ultimately, their old lives... getting someone to believe them, however, is only hurdle number one!'
'Comedy Superstar Chris Rock returns with his live stand-up comedy includes killer performances from South Africa, London and New York. In Kill The Messenger, three time Emmy Award-winner Chris Rock - comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and one of TIME magazine''s 100 most influential people in the World - is at his wisecracking, groundbreaking best. This all new HBO exclusive follows Rock as he takes his unique, adults only comedic assault to three international venues: The Carling Apollo, Hammersmith in London, Harlem''s world famous Apollo theatre in New York and South Africa''s Carnival City Casino. Race, sex, politics, celebrity, - no topic is off-limits in this uncompromising tour de force.'
Its not easy being attracted to guys when you are stuck in a straight mans body at least thats the hurdle Josh (Jesse Rosen) appears to face after he arrives in L.A to begin a new life. Surrounded by his exclusively hetero friends, Josh is more than happy to be a willing participant in their world of bars, booze and loose women after all he has just come out of a long term relationship with a girl. But things start to get complicated after he begins work at an advertising agency, and meets Paul, a sexy ad director, who wont take straight for an answer! Littered with smart dialogue and brilliantly subtle performances The Art of Being Straight is a savvy, comic story about the fluidity of sexuality and the bonds between people that transcend stereotype.
'In the romantic drama ''Nights In Rodanthe'', based in the Nicholas Sparks best selling novel, Diane Lane stars as Adrienne Willis, a woman with her life in chaos, who retreats to the tiny coastal town of Rodanthe, in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to tend to a friend''s inn for the weekend. Here she hopes to find the tranquility she so desperately needs to rethink the conflicts surrounding her - a wayward husband who has asked to come home, and a teenaged daughter who resents her every decision.Almost as soon as Adrienne gets to Rodanthe, a major storm is forecast and Dr. Paul Flanner (Richard Gere) arrives. The only guest at the inn, Flanner is not on a weekend escape but rather is there to face his own crisis of conscience.Now, with the storm closing in, the two turn to each other for comfort and, in one magical weekend, set in motion a life changing romance that will resonate throughout the rest of their lives.Special Features:None Listed'
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
'Recently voted The greatest romantic film of all time in the Guardian/ Observer greatest films poll this classic film is a terrific Blu-ray gift for Valentines day.David Leans cinematic masterpiece written and produced by Noel Coward now available in a new Valentines packagingNoel Cowards sensitive portrayal of what happens when two happily married strangers, played by Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard, meet and their acquaintance deepens into affection and love. It is the story of two people, thrown together by a chance meeting, helpless in the face of their emotions but redeemed by their moral courage.The film also features Rachmaninov''s Piano Concerto No 2 - a special request to director David Lean from Noel Coward. Over the years few films have equalled the compassion and realism of Brief Encounter and, it remains to this day, one of the best-loved British romances of all time.The Blu-Ray features the film digitally restored and a wealth of extras including: Documentary A profile of Brief Encounter Stills gallery Theatrical Trailer Brief Encounter restoration featurette 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'''
'Successful and single businesswoman Kate Holbrook (Tina Fey) has long put her career ahead of a personal life. Now 37, she''s finally determined to have a kid on her own. But her plan is thrown a curve ball after she discovers she has only a million-to-one chance of getting pregnant.Undaunted, the driven Kate allows South Philly working girl Angie Ostrowiski (Amy Poehler) to become her unlikely surrogate. Simple enough...After learning from the steely head (Sigourney Weaver) of their surrogacy center that Angie is pregnant, Kate goes into precision nesting mode: reading childcare books, baby-proofing the apartment and researching top pre-schools. But the executive''s well-organized strategy is turned upside down when her Baby Mama shows up at her doorstep with no place to live.An unstoppable force meets an immovable object as structured Kate tries to turn vibrant Angie into the perfect expectant mom. In a comic battle of wills, they will struggle their way through preparation for the baby''s arrival. And in the middle of this tug-of-war, they''ll discover two kinds of family: the one you''re born to and the one you make.'
Kelly (Lucinda Dickey) is a dance student who has grown restless with the tired old techniques her teachers are offering her. When she meets street kids Ozone (Adolpo Quinones) and Turbo (Michael Chambers), she gets introduced to breakdancing and realises that this is exactly what she has been looking for. Together, they then try to put on a show.
'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.'
Christina Milian stars as sassy cheer captain Lina Cruz, whose world is turned upside-down when her family moves from the urban streets of East Los Angeles to the sunny beach town of Malibu. At her new school, Lina clashes with Avery, the ultra-competitive all-star cheer captain, while also falling for Averys super-cute brother, Evan. Linas always been able to rise to a challenge, but can she create a new all-star squad, beat Avery at the Spirit Championships and still keep her romance with Evan? Hot music, fierce competition and high-flyin fun continue in this all-new movie!
'Twice Academy Award nominated (Best Actress and Best Original Screenplay) and two-time Winner at the Independent Spirit Awards (Best Actress and Producer Award), Courtney Hunt''s powerful, critically acclaimed debut feature-film has also picked up a slue of festival accolades including the Grand Jury prize in Dramatic Competition at Sundance. Featuring a breathtaking performance by Melissa Leo (21 Grams), Frozen River tells the story of a blue collar Mom trying desperately to hold her family together on the icy plains of the Canadian border in the lead up to Christmas. When her gambling husband walks off with her life savings, Ray (Melissa Leo), hardened by circumstances, is left to resort to drastic measures to fend for her family as best she can.'
'Let your imagination take flight in an enchanting new motion picture starring the world''s most beloved fairy! Journey with Tinker Bell beyond Pixie Hollow on an all-new exciting adventure. This year''s Autumn Revelry promises to be something special. A blue harvest moon will rise, allowing the fairies to use a precious moonstone to restore the Pixie Dust Tree - the source of all their magic. But when Tinker Bell accidentally puts all of Pixie Hollow in jeopardy, she must venture out across the sea on a secret quest to set things right. With some help from her friend Terence - and a charming, rascally firefly named Blaze - Tink braves an astonishing new world and discovers the greatest treasure of all. Tinker Bell And The Lost Treasure is a remarkable tale about the power of true friendship that your family will want to enjoy over and over again!'
'The true story of one of World War One''s deadliest air aces comes to the screen in this historical drama. Manfred von Richthofen (Matthias Schweighoefer) became fascinated with flying when he was a boy, and as a young man he joins the German army and becomes part of their budding air force. Flying in a squadron with his best friend Werner Voss (Til Schweiger), von Richthofen is a pilot with a great talent for aerial battle, but he also has a sense of honor and fair play, and he and his cohorts often pay tribute to fallen opponent by dropping wreaths over the wreckage of their planes. When von Richthofen and Voss discover a Canadian pilot, Capt. Roy Brown (Joseph Fiennes), who has been stranded in German territory, they rescue the flier rather than leave an enemy soldier to die, and while bringing him to safety Manfred meets Kaete Otersdorf (Lena Headey), a military nurse who has devoted her life to helping those wounded by war. Manfred becomes deeply infatuated with Kaete, but while she is also taken with him, she cannot abide his open embrace of the blood sport of war, and even as he becomes one of Germany''s most decorated pilots, downing nearly eight enemy planes, he comes to understand the true horror of war and the consequences of his actions. von Richthofen gains an even greater perspective on war when he encounters Capt. Brown one last time.'
'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.'
The multi-talented writer-director-actress Agns Jaoui stars as an aspiring politician who reluctantly revisits her roots in this witty, intelligent and superbly performed comedy. When she returns to her childhood home in the South of France for an election rally and help her sister with her late mother s affairs, Agathe Villanova (Jaoui) is asked to take part in a documentary about successful women. But the ineptitude of the comically amateurish filmmakers (Jamael Debbouze and Jean-Pierre Bacri) manages to exacerbate the tensions of all those around them, forcing Agathe to confront the consequences of her own ambitions. Once again collaborating with Jean-Pierre Bacri, co-writer and star of Look At Me and Le Got des Autres, Agnes Jaoui s entertaining film takes a humorous and perceptive look at relationships. Special Features: Interview with Agnes Jaoui and Jean-Pierre Bacri, Theatrical trailer
'On the dark path of swordsmanship in a Futuristic yet Feudal Japan, it is said that the one who becomes No.1 will rule the world. But the only rule in this world is that only the No. 2 is allowed to fight the No. 1. The No. 2, the Afro Samurai, travels the road looking for revenge on the man who murdered his father in front of him when he was just a boy, a three-armed gunman who is the lord of the dark swordsman''s road and the current No. 1.Special Features:Babes, Blades, Blood & Beauty by GonzoComicon 06 FootageFunimation US TV TrailerIn The Booth: The Voice Talent of Afro SamuraiInterview & character profiles with commentary by Eric CalderonRZA music production & Soundtrack PromoSpike - US TV PromosTakahashi Okazaki original artwork'
'A modern, eco friendly, travel mug for hot or cold drinks on the go. Choose from 6 colours. The Husk Breaktime Mug is heater and freezer safe, as well as Microwave safe (upto 3 minutes). Made under 1.96 Mpa pressure (equivalent to 200 tons). It is 1.27 times harder than glass. High density with no pores prevents bacteria, Husk has antibacterial properties. The high density with no pores prevents bacteria and along side the natural antibacterial properties of Husk means an extremely safe mug. The cover of the drinking cup is made from safe to consume silicon. The mug can safely hold liquids as cold as -30 upto 120 degrees celsius so perfect for coffee on the go. Because it''s made from pure Husk it also contains no Formaldehyde or metallic substances. A very strong, safe, environmentally friendly Mug. What is Husk? All OLPRO Husk Tableware is made from rice husk (the little shell rice comes in!). They are eco-friendly, biodegradable and does not contain any harmful substances at all. Rice husk is an agricultural waste. Annually, the world''s rice production is approximately 500 million tons. Of this, the ratio of rice husk to rice is approximately 1:4, which is equivalent to about 125 million tons of rice husks produced each year.'
'A modern, eco friendly, baby cup for hot or cold drinks. Comes with handle and silicon cover. Choose from 4 colours. The OLPRO Husk Baby Cup is heater and freezer safe, as well as Microwave safe (upto 3 minutes). Made under 1.96 Mpa pressure (equivalent to 200 tons). It is 1.27 times harder than glass. High density with no pores prevents bacteria, Husk has antibacterial properties The high density with no pores prevents bacteria and along side the natural antibacterial properties of Husk means an extremely safe mug. The cover of the baby cup is made from safe to consume silicon. The cup can safely hold liquids as cold as -30 upto 120 degrees celsius so perfect for coffee or tea, as well as cold drinks. Because it''s made from pure Husk it also contains no Formaldehyde or metallic substances and is BPA free. What is Husk? All OLPRO Husk Tableware is made from rice husk (the little shell rice comes in!). They are eco-friendly, biodegradable and does not contain any harmful substances at all. Rice husk is an agricultural waste. Annually, the world''s rice production is approximately 500 million tons. Of this, the ratio of rice husk to rice is approximately 1:4, which is equivalent to about 125 million tons of rice husks produced each year.'
'Director John Badham''s hit film propelled John Travolta to stardom, made white polyester suits an instant fashion craze, and garnered praise for its portrayal of blue-collar life. Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Travolta) lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he''s king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don''t look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family''s starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) in the disco and starts training with her for the club''s dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony''s life forever. This portrait of young Brooklyn natives struggling to escape their sheltered lives for freedom and adventure in the big city of Manhattan defined a generation of disco dancers and 1970s youths rebelling against the more traditional expectations of their parents. Set to the popular dance music of the Bee Gees, this instant cinematic sensation revealed the fashions and aspirations of an underground culture to the world.'
'Set in a dystopian future where infertility has led mankind to the brink of extinction, a sole pregnant woman holds the key to the survival of humanity. In 2027, the world''s youngest person has died at the age of 18. Infertility has ravaged the world, leading it into anarchy. Eastern European and African societies have collapsed, causing their remaining populace to flee to England. Set against a backdrop of warring nationalistic sects, mankind''s last remaining hope arrives in the form of Earth''s only known pregnant woman. It is up to bureaucrat Theodore Faron (Clive Owen, SIN CITY) and his revolutionary former wife Julian (Julianne Moore, MAGNOLIA) to help deliver the woman to a sanctuary at sea where it is hoped that the birth of her child could help scientists to find out how to save humanity. Based on a dystopian P.D. James science fiction novel, CHILDREN OF MEN is set in a dying anarchic world, devoid of hope, until a pregnant woman proves to be a possible saviour of mankind. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN) has made a powerful, slickly shot film set in an all too believable dystopian future. The tense thriller focuses on various present day concerns of nationalism, racism and government control over its citizens, much in the same way that V FOR VENDETTA did. CHILDREN OF MEN features a superb cast and rattles along with restless energy. Special Features: Comments by Slavoj Zizek Creating the Baby Deleted Scenes Featurettes Futuristic Designs Possibility Of Hope Theo And Julian Under Attack'
'In German-occupied France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris, where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema. Elsewhere in Europe, Lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish soldiers to engage in targeted acts of retribution. Known to their enemy as The Basterds, Raine''s squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget Von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of The Third Reich. Fates converge under a cinema marquee, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own...'
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.
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke s disturbing film portrays the alienation of a young boy, whose experience of the world is refracted through the lens of his video camera and his television screen. Arno Frisch, later to play one of the psychopathic young men in Funny Games, plays the 14 year-old Benny, who brings a girl home to his parents empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later Funny Games , Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and the relationship between violence real and imagined. Extras: Theatrical trailer/ interview with Michael Haneke
'On the dark path of swordsmanship in a Futuristic yet Feudal Japan, it is said that the one who becomes No.1 will rule the world. But the only rule in this world is that only the No. 2 is allowed to fight the No. 1. The No. 2, the Afro Samurai, travels the road looking for revenge on the man who murdered his father in front of him when he was just a boy, a three-armed gunman who is the lord of the dark swordsman''s road and the current No. 1.Special Features:Afro Samurai - A Character Commentary featuring Eric CalderonIn The Booth - Voice Talent of Afro SamuraiRZA Music Production Tour'
Winner of a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Blue Eyelids (Parpados Azules) is a startlingly original debut exploring the quest for love, from a major new force in world cinema, Ernesto Contreras. Marina (Cecilia Suarez) wins an all-expenses-paid holiday for two through a lottery at her work. Unable to find any friend who could accompany her, she decides on Victor (Enrique Arreola), who she meets in a coffee bar. Over the course of a series of dates, Contreras presents the difficulties of finding happiness in the modern world. With a nod to the deadpan comedy of Aki Kaurismaki and Tsai-Ming Liang, and featuring music by Ray Davies, Blue Eyelids is a heartfelt, subtly nuanced drama that marks out Ernesto Contreras as a director to watch. Special Features: Interview with Director Ernesto Contreras Trailer
Blood: The last Samurai, originates from an anime film of the same title. It tells the story of a four hundred year old half-human, half-vampire girl called Saya (Gianna Jun), she has the appearance of a teenage girl but has the thirst for blood just like her mother, a vampire. Saya is sent to study at a military base in Tokyo, where she saves the daughter of General McKee (Larry Lamb), and when the General is murdered by vampires, his daughter Alice (Allison Miller) flees to Saya and they go on a quest to hunt down the demon Onigen (Koyuki).
'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'
'Bill Murray is at his wisecracking best in this riotous romantic comedy about a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life! Teamed with a relentlessly cheery producer (Annie MacDowell) and a smart aleck cameraman, TV weatherman Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. On his way out of town, Phil is caught in a giant blizzard - which he himself actually failed to predict - and finds himself stuck in a small town hell. Just when things couldn''t get worse... they do! Phil wakes the next morning to find that it''s Groundhog Day all over again... and again... and again. During the recurring 24 hour nightmare, Phil starts to realise that he can also use it to his advantage - to re-write the events of his day, and to generally have a whale of a time. But manipulating his day to capture the one woman he really wants is not quite so easy! A truly comic time warp that everyone will enjoy being stuck in!! Special Features: Audio Commentary with Director Harold Ramis A Different Day - An Interview with Harold Ramis The Weight of Time - A Documentary on the Making of Groundhog Day The Study of Groundhogs - A Real Life Look at Marmots Newly Discovered Deleted Scenes Needle Nose Ned''s Picture in Picture Track (Blu-Ray Exclusive)'
Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster deliver knockout Oscar Winning performances in this shocking, powerful thriller. This terrifying masterpiece of suspense garnered five Academy Awards including Best Director and the coveted Best Picture. A psychopath known only as Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI send in Agent Clarice Starling to interview an insane prisoner who may provide psychological Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant yet psychotic, with a taste for cannibalism, Lecter will only help Starling in exchange for details and secrets about her own complicated life. This twisted relationship forces Starling not only to face her own inner demons, but leads her face-to-face with a demented killer, an incarnation of evil so overwhelming, she may not have the courage or strength to stop him. Horrific, disturbing, spellbinding. This thriller set the standard by which all others are measured.
'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'
'Jack Clayton''s celebrated screen adaptation of Henry James''s The Turn of the Screw is a brilliant exercise in psychological horror. Impressionable and repressed governess Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) agrees to tutor two orphaned children, Miles and Flora. On arrival at Bly House, she becomes convinced that the children are possessed by the perverse spirits of former governess Miss Jessel and her Heathcliffe-like lover Quint (Peter Wyngarde), who both met with mysterious deaths.The film''s sinister atmosphere is carefully created - not through shock tactics, but through its cinematography, soundtrack, and decor: Freddie Francis'' beautiful CinemaScope photography, with its eerily indistinct long shots and mysterious manifestations at the edges of the frame an evocative and spooky soundtrack and the grand yet decaying Bly House. Widely considered to be one of the greatest of all ghost stories on film.Extra Features: Filmed introduction and commentary with Professor Christopher Frayling Original trailer for The Innocents Naples is a Battle Field (Jack Clayton, 1944, 13mins) Rare and previously unseen RAF film The Bespoke Overcoat (Jack Clayton, 1955, 33 mins) - Jack Clayton''s first film as director - an Oscar and BAFTA award-winning short starring Alfie Bass and David Kossoff Stills gallery including original costume designs, publicity posters, press books and production pictures Extensive illustrated booklet including film notes by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen)'
'Two films by one of Britain''s foremost documentary filmmakers, Kim Longinotto. DIVORCE is a hilarious, tragic, stirring, fly-on-the-wall look at several weeks in an Iranian divorce court. It provides a unique window into the intimate circumstances of Iranian women''s lives RUNAWAY is set in a refuge for girls in Tehran and follows the stories of five young runaway girls who arrive there, having fled their homes due to domestic discord. The film explores their experiences of male authority, their longing for freedom and respect, and their hopes for a more positive future. Awards for DIVORCE IRANIAN STYLE Winner - Viewpoint International Documentary Film Festival Chicago International Film Festival Silver Higo Award San Francisco International Film Festival Grand Prize for Best Documentary. Awards for RUNANWAY Winner - Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema Osnabruck Film Festival Children''s Rights Award Zanzibar International Film Festival Silver Dhow Award.'
'Presented in an all-new director-approved digital transfer, Celia is a tale of lost innocence set during a long hot summer in 1950''s Australia. Seen through refreshingly non-sentimental eyes, it stylishly evokes the surreal childhood world of rituals, games and gangs and the incomprehensible nature of adults. Special features include New filmed interview with director, Ann Turner Booklet containing essays about the film All new director-approved digital transfer from original negative materials with restored picture and sound. Awards won by the film include WINNER - 1989 Crteil International Women''s Film Festival WINNER - AFI Award, Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Victoria Longley). The film was also included on the Best Films of the Year (1989) in The Vilalge Voice, Film Comment, The Face and The Seattle Times.'
'Epitomising the glamour and decadence of 1980s Reagan-era America, Dynasty was essentially a prime-time soap opera, and was characterised by campy, melodramatic plotlines, as well as Joan Collins'' magnetic performance as the conniving Alexis Colby. She is divorced from Blake Carrington, a fabulously wealthy oil magnate who marries his secretary, Krystle Jennings, at the show''s inception the jealous Alexis, head of her own oil corporation, does everything she can to destroy their union. The rest of the cast is comprised of Blake and Alexis'' four children: the promiscuous amnesiac Fallon Adam, who was kidnapped at birth the sexually ambivalent Steven and Amanda, who has run off to Europe. During the first season, Krystle adapts to her new role as an aristocrat, and Blake tries to work through his problems with his gay son, though he is eventually put on trial for the murder of his son''s lover. Episodes include: ''The Honeymoon'', ''The Chauffeur Tells A Secret'', ''The Beating'', and ''The Birthday Party''. Special Features:None Listed'
'America''s sweetheart in every way, Bettie Page became an icon of the 1950s, winning hearts with a sweet smile and girl-next-door demeanor, which could quickly morph into that of a vixen in bondage, or a playful, naughty kitten. She was discovered in New York City after a difficult but triumphant childhood in Nashville, Tennessee, by an amateur photographer for whom she agreed to pose. Bettie went on to become the nation''s most beloved pin-up model, achieving her greatest renown as a 1955 PLAYBOY centrefold. Prominently positioned in the public eye, she nonetheless ended her career in 1957 and moved to Florida under rather mysterious circumstances. This documentary concentrates on Bettie''s last three years at a pin-up model before her disappearance. During this time she was working with Irving Klaw, the first famous fetish photographer, who made Bettie one of the first bondage models. Klaw was investigated by the US Senate, and subsequently destroyed many of his photographs. DARK ANGEL accurately recreates some of the lost work in Klaw''s original style.'
'Season One At the end of Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Sarah Connor vanquished the Terminator sent from the future to kill her 15-year-old son, John. Sarah and John now find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they are confronted with the reality that still more enemies from the future and the present could attack at any moment. Sarah stops running and goes on the offensive against an ever-evolving technological enemy bent on destroying her life -- and perhaps the world. John knows that he may be the future savior of mankind, but he is not yet ready to take on the mantle of leadership that he''s told is his destiny. The Sarah Connor Chronicles represents an exciting reinvention of the Terminator franchise, in which the strong and intrepid Sarah discovers that protecting her son and stopping the rise of the machines is more difficult than she had ever imagined. Season Two The blockbuster Terminator movie franchise moves to television in this intense, action-adventure drama series which takes place after the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Sarah Connor and her teenage son, John, find themselves alone in a very dangerous, complicated world. Fugitives from the law, they must evade pursuers from the future -- and the present -- in today''s Los Angeles, relentlessly battling to save themselves and the world.'
Three tough detectives are drafted into the police force of a northern city to infiltrate areas of crime where local officers might be recognised. Working at the sharp end of policing and not always finding favour with their superiors, those in the unit tackle everything from drug smuggling, kidnapping and gangland murder to major fraud and political corruption. Their work will eventually take them across the country, and each assignment is a baptism of fire for the Strangers...
'Jean Reno (Mission: Impossible, Ronin), Gary Oldman (Sid And Nancy, The Dark Knight), Danny Aillo (Do The Right Thing) and Natalie Portman (V For Vendetta, Black Swan) in her film debut, all star in this highly influential, seminal 90s action/thriller.Directed by Luc Besson (Subway, The Big Blue, Nikita, The Fifth Element), Leon is the controversial and unforgettable story of an unlikely friendship within a brutal and violent world. Twelve-year-old Mathilda lives within the desperate confines of a squalid New York apartment block. On returning from a shopping trip Mathilda finds that her abusive, dysfunctional family (and her beloved younger brother) have been slaughtered by a psychotic, drug dealing police officer. In fear of her life she takes refuge with her reluctant, mysterious and solitary neighbour. His name is Leon and he''s one of the world''s deadliest assassins. And while Mathilda begins to teach him how to live, Leon begins to teach her how to kill. Special Features: Director''s And Theatrical Cuts - Director''s cut available for the first time ever in the UK! Leon - 10 Year Retrospective Featurette Jean Reno: The Road To Leon - Featurette Natalie Portman: Starting Young - Featurette'
Disneys spectacular musical Aladdin is everything you could wish for and more, and is dazzling audiences daily at the beautiful Prince Edward Theatre, in the heart of Londons West End. Breathtaking sets, mind-blowing special effects, over 350 lavish costumes and a fabulous cast and orchestra bring the magic of Disneys Aladdin to life on the West End stage. Featuring all the songs from the classic Academy Award-winning film including Friend Like Me, A Whole New World and Arabian Nights, prepare to experience the unmissable theatrical magic (Daily Telegraph) that is Aladdin.
'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'