'Charlie Croker is out of jail and on the make with an ingenious plan for the heist of the century. Aided and abetted by top criminal mastermind Mr. Bridger, Charlie sets off with an ace team of villains and three very special minis to lift $4,000,000 from under the noses of the Turin Polizi. The trouble is, with the cops and the Mafia on his tail, Charlie finds that grabbing the money is kid''s stuff compared to getting away with it... This action packed comedy drama is an all time cult classic of the 60''s, with the craziest car chase in movie history and an incredible cliff hanger finale, The Italian Job is the caper movie to beat them all!'
'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.'
'Blind twenty-something Danny has plenty going for him he''s smart, witty, intelligent and handsome, and he won''t let his lack of sight get him down. But he''s still waiting to find true love or any kind of love. And while his crude brother (Eddie Kaye Thomas, American Pie) sets about helping him lose his virginity, by arranging a legion of hysterically disastrous blind dates, Danny, played by Star Trek''s latest incarnation of Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, is looking for someone to share his life with. Leeza (Anjali Jay) a pretty young East Indian nurse could just be the one, but lifes never that straightforward.'
'Boat that rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60''s, and pop music. It''s about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that, incomprehensibly, prefers jazz.In 1966 - British pop music''s finest era - the BBC played just 2 hours of rock and roll every week. But pirate radio played rock and pop from the high seas 24 hours a day. And 25 million people - over half the population of Britain - listened to the pirates every single day.Recently expelled from school, Carl (Tom Sturridge) has been sent by his mother to find some direction in life by visiting his godfather Quentin. However, Quentin is the boss of Radio Rock, a pirate radio station in the middle of the North Sea, populated by an eclectic crew of rock ''n'' roll DJs.They are led by The Count (Philip Seymour Hoffman) - big, brash, American, god of the airwaves, and totally in love with the music. He''s faithfully backed up by his co-broadcasters Dave (Nick Frost) - ironic, intelligent and cruelly funny Simon (Chris O''Dowd) - super-nice and searching for true love Midnight Mark (Tom Wisdom) - enigmatic, handsome and man of few words Wee Small Hours Bob - the late night DJ, whose hobbies are folk music and drugs Thick Kevin (Tom Brooke) - possessor of the smallest intelligence known to mankind On-The-Hour John (Will Adamsdale) - the newsreader and Angus ''The Nut'' Nutsford (Rhys Darby) - possibly the most annoying man in Britain.Life on the North Sea is eventful. Simon finds the woman of his dreams and is married on the boat... only to be left by his bride the next day. Gavin (Rhys Ifans) returns from his drug tour of America to his rightful position as greatest DJ in Britain and, in doing so, clashes with the Count. And Carl discovers the opposite sex and who his real father is.Meanwhile, pirate stations have come to the attention of government minister Dormandy (Kenneth Branagh) who is out for the blood of these lawbreakers. In an era when the stuffy corridors of power stifle anything approaching youthful exuberance, Dormandy seizes the chance to score a political goal and The Marine Broadcasting Offences Act is passed in an effort to outlaw the pirates and remove their ghastly influence from the land once and for all.What results is a literal storm on the high seas. With Radio Rock in peril, it''s devoted fans rally together and stage an epic Dunkirk-style hundred boat rescue to save their DJ heroes. Some things may come to an end, but rock ''n'' roll never dies.'
'Performing live at Poole''s Lighthouse Theatre, Jethro''s brand new show is packed with side-splitting observations on life and hilarious sketches.Jethro takes a look at life, as only he can, and shares the benefits of going out with a homeless girl to his experiences at a deaf and dumb dance. Discover the true meaning of ram raiding in Wales and find out what Denzil Penberthy''s been up to - from meeting a sniffer dog to having an out-of-this-world sexual experience.This latest portion of the daft and barmy features Jethro at his belly-laughing best!'
'Special FeaturesCalzaghe Undefeated - An ''access all areas'' documentary following Joe in the build up to his last ever fight in New York with exclusive retirement interview Joe vs Roy Jones Jnr at Madison Square Garden on 8th November 2008. The full fight - 12 classic rounds ''Gonna Miss You Now You''re Gone'' - an exclusive track with a special montage video saluting Joe''s incredible career written by Enzo Calzaghe and sung by Enzo, Uccio and Sergio Calzaghe Amateur fight highlights - rare footage from Joe''s personal archive of amateur bouts My Life Story Documentary ''Shooting Joe''- Behind the scenes at the shoot ''Portrait of a Legend'' - An ultra slow motion montage of Britain''s greatest boxer ''In the ring with Joe'' - Come face to face with the undisputed World Champion and see what it''s like to face Joe Calzaghe in the ring! ''Taming The Bull'' - An exclusive interview with ''Raging Bull'' Jake La Motta ''Summer Boy'' & ''Got To Be Love'' performed by Sergio and Enzo Calzaghe'
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
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...'
'Following the huge success of Wainwright Walks, Julia Bradbury once again dons her walking boots, this time to trudge the railway lines that have become the legacy of ''The Beeching Axe''.In the 1960s thousands of railway stations were closed and many of these old branch lines are now treasured by ramblers all over the country. Providing hours of beautiful walks steeped in history and offering an insight into industrial Britain, Julia looks at how the rise and fall of the railways has altered the lives of communities across the country.Special Features:None Listed'
'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!'
'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!'
'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.'
'How often do you find the right person?Once is the inspirational tale of two kindred spirits who find each other on the bustling streets of Dublin. One is a street musician who lacks the confidence to perform his own songs, and thus works part-time helping his father, who runs a small, vacuum cleaner repair business, whilst he dreams of landing a record deal.The other is a young mother trying to find her way in a strange new town. She works as a house cleaner in an upper-class residence and is struggling financially, yearning for a piano she cannot afford.As their lives intertwine, they discover each other''s talents and push one another to realise what each had only dreamt about before. Once is the inspiring story of their budding love for one another.'
'From the creator of Cars and Finding Nemo, meet Disney''s newest hero, Bolt and his faithful hamster sidekick Rhino, in the fully awesome comedy adventure event of the year. As the star of the biggest TV show in Hollywood, Bolt''s life is filled with adventure, danger and intrigue. So when the super pup is accidentally shipped to New York City and separated from Penney, his beloved co-star and owner, Bolt immediately springs into action to save her from the forces of evil. But he''s not alone. With the help of Rhino, his number one fan and loyal partner, and a crafty alley cat named Mittens, they embark on an extraordinary mission filled with high flying, action-packed stunts. Showcasing the vocal talents of John Travolta and teen sensation Miley Cyrus, this movie will have your whole family cheering for the good guys.'
'Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife''s sudden death. Pietro is a successful executive, happily married and father of a 10-year old daughter, Claudia. One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died. From that moment on his life changes radically. Pietro takes Claudia to school on her first day back and decides spontaneously to wait for her until classes are over. He sits in his car, wanders in the park and has coffee at a nearby cafe. He decides to do the same the following day and the days after that. Pietro waits each day for the pain to arrive. His bosses, fellow workers and relatives all come to console him but end up confiding their own pain and difficulties, surrendering to his incomprehensible calm.Gradually, Pietro begins to look at the world through new eyes. In the end, it is through his love for his daughter that Pietro finds the key to a kind of spiritual rebirth and emerges from this journey with a newfound love of life.'
'Collision tells the story of a major road accident and a group of people who have never met, but who all share one single defining moment that will change their lives. Amid the tangle of twisted metal and emotional turmoil wrought by the tragedy of a crash of this scale, are the stories of the victims, and the impact of the accident on their families, friends and colleagues. As the terrible task of investigating the cause of the carnage begins, a series of revelations emerge: from Government cover-ups and smuggling, to disturbing secrets and murder. Douglas Henshall (Primeval, French Film) and Kate Ashfield (The Children, The Diary of Anne Frank) play the senior police officers in charge of the investigations whose complicated personal lives threaten to collide with the grim job they face. Paul McGann (True Dare Kiss, Withnail and I) stars as millionaire property dealer Richard Reeves. Dean Lennox Kelly (Shameless, The Invisibles) and his brother Craig Kelly (Hotel Babylon, Queer as Folk) team up for the first time to play brothers Danny and Jeffrey Rampton, whose business dealings are about to be exposed as a result of the crash. Zoe Telford (The Palace, Marple: The Sittaford Mystery) is Jeffrey''s wife Sandra. Claire Rushbrook (Mutual Friends, Whitechapel) plays Karen Donnelly who survives the crash, but has a secret which puts her life in jeopardy again. Phil Davis (Bleak House, Whitechapel) plays Brian Edwards who escapes the carnage which kills his mother in law. His wife Christine, played by Jan Francis (U Be Dead, New Tricks) is devastated by the death of her mother, and confused by her husband''s reaction to the police questions. David Bamber (Rome, Daniel Deronda) plays Sidney Norris, a piano teacher whose guilty secrets are uncovered in the investigations'
'All the power in the universe can''t change destiny.Vin Diesel reprises his role as hunted fugitive Riddick, his anti-hero character from cult movie, Pitch Black.Riddick is on the run escaping from mercenaries determined to collect the price on his head, he finds himself at the heart of a battle that is not his. With Necromonger conquerors threatening the future of the entire universe, Riddick could be the only unlikely hero to save the human race. But will he be interested in saving anything other than his own life?With groundbreaking special effects, incredible action scenes in fantastic worlds and an all star cast, including Dame Judi Dench and Thandie Newton, The Chronicles of Riddick will take you on a thrill-ride like you''ve never experienced before. Special Features - Complete Chronicles Chronicles Of Compendium Anatomy Of A Fight Intro By David Twohy Feature Commentary With David Twohy, Karl Urban And Alexa Davalos Virtual Guide To The Chronicles Of Riddick Toomb''s Chase Log Visual Effects Revealed Vin Diesel Guided Tour Deleted Scenes With Optional Director''s Commentary Creation Of New Mecca Riddick Rises Keep What You Kill'
'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.'
'Titles Comprise:Wanted: 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad''s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.The Incredible Hulk: The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world''s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won''t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk''s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction...'
Get ready for the film that shocked Sundance, rocked Europe and knocked American horror fans out of their seats. When a group of medical students take a sex-and-booze fuelled ski vacation to a remote cabin in the Norwegian Alps, they uncover a dark secret from WWII that resurrects a battalion of uncontrollable, unstoppable and extremely undead Nazis. What follows is a blitzkrieg of bloodshed, body parts and action packed zombie carnage that The New York Observer hails as relentless thrills, unimaginable horrors and a shock ending guaranteed to make you scream out loud! Writer/director Tommmy Wirkola spares no amount of flesh-chomping, intestine-ripping, and chainsaw-slicing to deliver perhaps the finest Nazi Zombie movie of our time and one of the most ferocious, outrageous and over-the-top horror hits of the year!
'Beethoven: A St. Bernard puppy ''adopts'' a new home after escaping from dog thieves. The Newton family just haven''t realised the trouble that 185lbs of dog can get into...Beethoven''s 2nd: Beethoven has fallen in love with the fetching Missy and is ready to settle down with a family of his own. Like it or not, George Newton, his hapless owner, is about to discover the meaning of chaos - times four! Tchaikovsky, Chubby, Dolly and Mo, a quartet of irresistible puppies that have definitely inherited their father''s talent for getting into mischief. Beethoven''s 3rd: The story begins as Richard Newton, his wife Beth, daughter Sara and son Brennan prepare for a cross-country drive to a family reunion. For Richard, it''s a dream vacation. For his family, it''s boredom on wheels - until the appearance of a surprise passenger: the huge, rollicking, slobbering, lovable dog, Beethoven. Richard has promised to take Beethoven to the reunion and deliver him to his owner, Richard''s brother. Beth and Brennan are less than thrilled with this news, especially when the excitable Beethoven unleashes a string of canine calamities!But when two bumbling thieves threaten the safety of the Newtons, it''s Beethoven who sets out to put the bite on the bad guys and forever win a place in his new family''s hearts.'
'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!'
'An untouchable classic, Ip Man is a glorious and evocative biopic of the man who defied an empire, pioneered the worlds most explosive fighting art, and went on to mentor Bruce Lee- the greatest martial arts icon of all time.Set in Foshan, China, during the Sino-Japanese War, Ip Man vividly brings to life the brutality of the infamous Japanese occupation, where once proud men are forced to fight to the death for a precious bag of rice. Defined by courage and humility, one man rises to the fore, Grandmaster Ip Man (Donnie Yen): a Wing Chun impresario, whose matchless fighting skill is revered all over China. Upon refusing to teach his beloved fighting art to the invading Japanese soldiers, he is forced to fight for the honour of his country in a series of battles that will culminate in a kill-or-be-killed showdown with Japans greatest fighter.With sumptuous production values, a career-defining performance from Kung Fu Superstar, Donnie Yen, and inspired close-quarter fight sequences by action-legend, Sammo Hung, Ip Man is an unforgettable event-movie experience that will define the benchmark in action-cinema for years to come. Special Features: Ultimate Edition, Original Theatrical Trailers and TV Spots Interviews ''Making Of'' Featurettes Behind The Scenes Photo Gallery ''Location/Set Design'' Featurettes Gala Premiere Deleted Scenes ''From IP MAN to Bruce Lee: Tracing The Legend'' Featurette.'
'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.'
'This 1987 television play, adapted from Evelyn Waugh''s barbed comic novel, centres on a nave young newspaper columnist, William Boot (Michael Maloney), who is caught up in an unfortunate case of mistaken identity. Each week, Boot writes a nature column for the Daily Beast entitled ''Lush Places'', featuring detailed observations from the depths of his country estate. All is fine until the paper''s foreign editor confuses him with a war reporter, and the bewildered Boot is dispatched to the East African republic of Ishmaelia to cover a major political crisis. Once there, he encounters the manipulative power of the world''s press, tangles with big business, and falls hopelessly in love for the first time.Inspired by Evelyn Waugh''s own experience as a war reporter, Scoop aims a satirical spear at an array of Fleet Street archetypes. Boasting a venerable cast, the play stars Donald Pleasence as the Beast''s opportunistically war-hungry publisher, Lord Copper Denholm Elliott plays his timorous foreign editor, Salter and Jack Shepherd is Corker, the roving hack who rarely misses a good story - factual or otherwise. Herbert Lom and Michael Hordern also appear in this excellent drama, which is directed by Gavin Millar (Foyle''s War), produced by Sue Birtwistle (Cranford), and scripted by internationally acclaimed writer and journalist William Boyd.'
'Five leading British actresses play the Queen at pivotal times in her life in this groundbreaking drama documentary series which examines the social history of Britain through the prism of key events in the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Mixing dramatised scenes from behind palace doors with news archive and testimony from royal insiders, each episode will focus on turning points in the reign of Elizabeth II - a period of monumental social upheaval. Actress Emilia Fox (Silent Witness) leads the line-up to portray the Queen in the opening film set in 1955, as Princess Margaret''s affair with Group Captain Peter Townsend exploded into public view at the time of the coronation. The second film covers the early 1970s when Britain came as close to being a republic as it ever has in modern times with civil unrest, IRA threats and a kidnap attempt on Princess Anne with Samantha Bond (Emma, Miss Moneypenny to Pierce Brosnan''s James Bond) as the Queen. Susan Jameson (New Tricks) takes on the hidden conflict between the Queen and her first female Prime Minister, Mrs Thatcher, who set herself in opposition to Crown and Commonwealth over sanctions against South Africa, while 1992 focuses on the Queen''s Annus Horribilis with Barbara Flynn (Cranford). Diana Quick (Brideshead Revisited, Kingdom) concludes the series in 2005 as the Queen - the ultimate survivor and pragmatist - ushered in the last chapters of her reign by eventually accepting Prince Charles marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles.'
'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.'
'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...'
'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.'
MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Grard Depardieu) Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard working family. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cecile de France), flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. The incredible and brutal story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) continues in MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1. Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes but he is soon on the run once again. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number One and is eventually condemned to a maximum security prison where he writes his first memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the detectives close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to a full bloody circle.
'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'
'Alan Pao''s fast-paced thriller follows one man''s descent into a world of drugs and violence as his new acquaintance turns out to be exacting a long-harboured revenge.Jesse Metcalfe plays Tristan Price, a wealthy and privileged teenager who seemingly has everything he could ever want, money, loving parents and a beautiful girlfriend. However, his perfect life is turned upside down by the arrival of Sebastian, a handsome, charismatic, ruthless drug dealer. As Tristan is sucked into a seedy underworld of drugs, sex and violence he begins to realise his new best friend is, in fact, his worst enemy.'
'12 Rounds: When New Orleans police detective Danny Fisher (WWE''s John Cena) stops a brilliant theif from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist, the thief''s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 rounds of near-impossible puzzles and tasks that he must somehow complete to save the life of the woman he loves. With scenes not seen in cinemas. The Marine: A non-stop action packed movie, with high quality stunts and big no-nonsense explosions. A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharge marine who goes on a chase through the swamps of South Carolina to retrieve her. Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia: ESCAPE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... Starring Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man) and WWE''s Mr. Kennedy, this thrilling action-packed sequel delivers an all-new level of excitement! In the jungles of Colombia, there''s nowhere to run... forcing a covert team of U.S. Navy SEALs to make their own solutions in this riveting and explosive new film that takes the Behind Enemy Lines franchise into bold new territory! Colombia is in chaos, caught in a bitter war between its government and insurgent guerillas.While on a secret mission to observe a meeting between the two factions, the SEALs suddenly find themselves framed for the murder of leaders from both sides! Now, abandoned by their own government, the group must survive long enough to prove their innocence and prevent the brutal war from spilling over the border. Walking Tall: In Walking Tall, Dwayne The Rock Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town''s resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton''s operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.'
'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,'
'Unforgiven tells the story of Ruth Slater (Suranne Jones) who has spent the past 15 years imprisoned for the murder of two policemen, and now faces the daunting prospect of rebuilding her life whilst being irresistibly drawn to the place that haunts her, Upper Hanging Stones Farm. In spite of trying to focus on the future and her new boyfriend Brad (Will Mellor), Ruth is unable to forget her past and the sister, Katie, who she was forced to leave behind. Outraged to hear that the woman who killed their father has been released, Kieran (Jack Deam) and Steve Whelan (Matthew McNulty) are eager to seek revenge. Believing that life should mean life, the two brothers decide to take the law into their own hands. But just how far are they capable of going? Can they really do to her what she did to their father? As the details about Ruth''s past become known, maintaining a job, friendship and a relationship become increasingly arduous. Ruth soon realises that the ramifications of her release spread further than she could have imagined, with far reaching implications for everyone involved. With an all star cast also including Peter Davison, Jemma Redgrave, and Douglas Hodge, Unforgiven is a contemporary, powerful and provocative must-see drama.'
'Famous movie-star Robert Shaw stars as the fondly remembered 1950''s swashbuckler series - The Buccaneers. Set in the early 1600''s on the exotic Caribbean island of New Providence, Captain Dan Tempest is a reformed pirate who rallies to the flag to serve his King, defending the island against the enemy in the war with Spain. Presented here is the entire series of 39 action packed episodes of this top rated show.'
'Karma should be a four-letter word. Just ask Earl, the lovable loser with a hilarious laundry list of dirty deeds that need undoing, from stealing a children''s bookmobile to getting his babysitter pregnantthe hard way! And, while Earls brother Randy starts a karmic list of his own, his ex-wife, Joy, and her husband are movin'' on up to the suburbs. Trouble is, you can take the girl out of the trailer park, but you cant take the trailer park out of the girl. Hilariously irreverent and outrageously over-the-top, Season Four of My Name is Earl proves, once again, that karma is a funny thing.'
'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.'
'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'
'Fred Dibnah always had a passion for Steam Railways, Steam Rollers, Traction Engines, Pumping Engines, Mill Engines and Pithead Winding Engines. He spent a large part of his life restoring them and studying their construction and history. This collection brings together previously unseen footage shot for the BBC as Fred unearths the best of our steam and railway heritage and meets some of his fellow enthusiasts who devote their lives to finding, restoring, preserving and operating steam engines of all shapes and sizes. The Railway Collection The Story of Britain''s Railways From the earliest wooden wagon ways to the last great days of steam and the birth of the railway preservation movement, Fred gives us his own unique history of the railways in Britain. Great Little Steam Railways Fred recollects his boyhood passion for steam railways, takes us on a tour of some of his favourite preservation lines and tells us some of his own railway stories. Made in Britain: Railway Yards and Workshops The skills of building, maintaining and restoring steam locomotives are still alive at the workshops of some of Britains preserved railways, and Fred visited some of the biggest on his traction engine grand tour of Britain for the series Made In Britain . The Steam Collection The Story of the Traction Engine From the first steam powered road carriages to the great road locomotives, showmans engines and steam lorries of the 20th century and the birth of the preservation movement, Fred tells the story of steam power. Britain''s Biggest Engines Fred travels round Britain to unearth Britains most powerful steam engines and their stories. He takes us to huge Northern mills, impressive pit head winding engines, museums, pumping engines and a great steel rolling mill. On The Road With Fred A specially edited version of Freds epic journey round Britain on his traction engine in 2004.'
Set in 1960s New York, the sexy and provocative drama Mad Men follows the lives of the ruthlessly competitive men and women of Madison Avenue advertising, an ego-driven world where key players make an art of the sell. Returning for its second season, the Golden Globe-winning series continues to blur the lines between truth and lies, perception and reality. The world of Mad Men is moving in a new direction - can Sterling Cooper keep up? Meanwhile the private life of Don Draper becomes complicated in a new way. What is the cost of his secret identity?
'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?'
'The Terence Davies Trilogy (1976-1983) These three semi-autobiographical short films follow the journey of Robert Tucker, first seen as a hangdog child in Children, then as a hollow-eyed middle-aged man in Madonna and Child, and finally as a decrepit old man in Death and Transfiguration. Dreamlike and profoundly moving. UK | 1976-1983 | black and white | 94 minutes | DVD-9 | Original aspect ratio 1.33:1 Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988) An impressionistic view of working-class life in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool starring Freda Dowie and Pete Postlethwaite. Through a series of exquisite tableaux Davies creates a deeply affecting photo album of a troubled family wrestling with the complexity of love. UK | 1988 | colour | 80 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.78:1 (16 x 9 anamorphic) The Long Day Closes (1992) Bud''s home is happy and safe, but his Catholic school is a harsh world where teachers administer lashings, and he is bullied and friendless. Once again Davies creates a dreamlike montage of memories, using gliding tracking shots and an artful layering of pop songs and religious music. UK | 1992 | colour | 85 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.85:1 Of Time and the City (2008) Davies revisits the city of his youth in this deeply personal BAFTA-nominated evocation of post-World War II Liverpool. Through the film''s patchwork visual poetry, woven entirely from painstakingly researched archival footage, Davies explores an urban landscape that echoes his own troubled past to speak candidly of his childhood experiences. UK | 2008 | colour, and black and white | 74 minutes | DVD-9 | Aspect ratio 1.77: 1 (16 x 9 anamorphic widescreen)'
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including My Girl, Dancing In The Street, Aint No Mountain High Enough and I Heard It Through The Grapevine, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul. The Tony nominated Motown the Musical received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York with Berry Gordy and legendary Motown artists Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson, Gladys Knight and Stevie Wonder attending opening night. The show began its West End run in February 2016 with Gordy, Robinson and Wilson once again supporting the show on opening night. Subsequently, during the London run, The Four Tops and Martha Reeves have also visited the production. The first US National Tour opened to critical acclaim in Spring 2014 in Chicago and continues to play to packed houses across America. From 7 March 2017 the West End cast comprises Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy with Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross, Obioma Ugoala as Smokey Robinson and Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye. Members of the ensemble play the roles of Eddie Kendricks, Jackie Wilson, Anna Gordy, Esther, Teena Marie, Florence Ballard, Martha Reeves, Tito Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Mary Wells, Mary Wilson and Stevie Wonder. The ensemble features Cameron Bernard Jones, Ryan Carter, KM Drew Boateng, Samuel Edwards, Dujonna Gift-Simms, Vanessa Fisher, Terique Jarrett, Cleopatra Joseph, Wilson Kiiru, Natasha Leaver, Brandon Lee Sears, Kieran McGinn, Simone Mistry-Palmer, Samuel Nicholas, Brianna Ogunbawo, Matt Overfield, Jay Perry, Timothy Quinlan, Simon Ray Harvey, Sharon Rose, Lawrence Rowe, Ashley Samuels, Carl Spencer, Richard Taylor Woods, Alex Thomas-Smith, Cherelle Williams ,Michael Woolston-Thomas and Jayme-Lee Zanoncelli. Nana Ageyman-Bediako, 11 years old from Haringey, London, Raphael Higgins-Humes, 11 years old from Greenwich, London, Rio Myers, 10 years old from Lewisham, London and Tumo Reetsang, 12 years old from Southwark, London alternate the role of Young Michael Jackson. Motown the Musical is proudly supported by Swarovski crystal who originally partnered with the show on Broadway and provided 400,000 Swarovski crystals for costume and set.
'Christina, a recent orphan, is sent to live with her stern uncle and his sons on their estate, Flambards. There Christina gets an education on the changing face of England as technology and class differences cause strife, leading to the calamity of the first World War. Based on K.M. Peyton''s award winning trilogy of novels. Episodes Comprise: 1. Christina 2. The Blooding 3. Entry To A New World 4. Lady Bountiful 5. Point To Point 6. The Cold Light Of Day 7. Edge Of The Cloud 8. Flying High 9. Sing No Sad Songs 10. New Blood 11. Prisoners Of War 12. What Are Servants For? 13. InheritanceSpecial Features:None Listed'
'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'
The Audi R8 V8 may well be a relative newcomer to the racing scene, but that has in no way slowed its progress as one of the most popular cars around, both among critics and drivers alike. The quattro all wheel drive system is combined with a design based on the Lamborghini Gallardo platform and the renowned Audi Space Frame to make a car that has secured its reputation as one of the most exciting cars around.Thruxton Motor Circuit is not only home to the British Automobile Racing Club but it also hosts Formula 3 and British Touring Car races. Originally a World War II airfield, the perimeter road was turned into a circuit in 1968 after having been used for motorbike racing from 1950 to 1965. Today, Thruxton has plenty to offer any motoring enthusiast, and the chance to try the Audi R8 V8 on a circuit which has plenty of scope for testing out its incredible handling is one which is sure to appeal. Drivers will report to reception on arrival, where they will receive a warm welcome and be asked to show their driving licence and sign an indemnity form. The expert instructors will give drivers a short health and safety briefing before they take to the track.The instructor will get behind the wheel of a Skoda Octavia RS for three demonstration laps with the participant in the passenger seat experiencing the thrill of travelling at high speeds. Then, once they are familiar with the track and have picked up the tips and tricks of when to brake and when to put their foot to the throttle, its time to get into the Audi for 3 laps.The high-tech engineering and attention to detail will impress drivers as they fling this amazing car around the track, testing their nerve as they race through the bends and providing a white-knuckle