'Ten years after appearing together in the Titanic, co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet reunite once more in this beautifully created film.Revolutionary Road is set in 1955 and follows April and Frank Wheeler a young, thriving married couple with big ideas. The couple have always seen themselves as special and when they moves to Revolutionary Road in prosperous Connecticut with their children, they attempt to steer clear of the suburban environment that surrounds them, to be different. However, the Wheelers soon find themselves becoming exactly what they didn''t expect, Frank a good man with a routine job and April, an unhappy housewife. On the surface they seem to have it all, but behind there self-assured masks, lies frustration. They are deeply unhappy and have an inability to feel content in their relationships or careers.Determined to break free from their fates, April devises a bold plan to leave and start all over again, in the exciting and great unknown of Paris. But when the plan is unveiled, each partner is pushed to the limit - April wants to escape whatever the cost, but Frank is desperate to save the family and their lives together, no matter the compromises.Revolutionary Road is a film about searching for meaning but being constrained by social expectations and eventually the dreams of youth slipping out of reach.'
'When Tom comes crashing into Jessica''s life from the boughs of a burning tree, she is both alarmed and intrigued by his dark nature. The woods are Tom''s sanctuary from his distressing home life and they become the world where he and Jessica form a bond which is powerful and uncompromising and ultimately self-destructive.'
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...
'In Disney''s unabashedly silly talking-dog movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Chloe (voiced by Drew Barrymore), the ridiculously spoiled title pet, is swept away from her comfortable 90210 existence, when the impulsive niece (Piper Perabo) of her wealthy owner (Jamie Lee Curtis) combines dog-sitting with a vacation in Mexico. When Chloe gets lost south of the border, her scrappy Chihuahua admirer, Papi (voiced by George Lopez), embarks on a mission to bring her back home. While Chloe''s pint-size dog in shining armour searches for his posh crush, she must contend with the rough-and-tumble side of life, learning a few important lessons along the way.Directed by Raja Gosnell, who is no stranger to dog-themed live-action/CGI flicks, Beverly Hills Chihuahua is an amusing diversion that is custom-made for canine lovers. Barrymore and Lopez are pitch-perfect in their vocal performances, and they are ably assisted by a bevy of Latino talent, including Andy Garcia, Edward James Olmos, and Cheech Marin. Although the film doesn''t give its human actors a lot to do, it doesn''t matter much, since the dogs are the reason for the entire show. In fact, the more the movie concentrates on its furry protagonists the more giddily entertaining it gets, as exemplified by a fun, fantastical doggie musical sequence that serves as Beverly Hills Chihuahua''s undeniable highlight.'
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...
'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.'
'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!'
'Japanese horror tale of a haunted high-rise block. When a young woman takes up residence on the 13th floor of an apartment block, she thinks she''s fallen on her feet. Unfortunately for her, she soon wishes she had. As her boyfriend approaches the entrance, his attention is drawn to the top floor where he sees her screaming as she falls from the balcony. This chain of events is repeated with the next female resident, Sayaka, whose sister Mariko (Noriko Nakagoshi) begins to establish a pattern to the events. It transpires that a single mother and daughter, who shared an abusive relationship, once occupied the apartment. When the daughter, after years of abuse, finally snapped, she killed her mother, throwing herself from the balcony in fear of arrest. Mariko, failing to convince the police of her discoveries, returns to apartment 1303 expecting to find her mother. She''s not there - but something else is.'
I can cook at Christmas is a fun, exciting and educational DVD which aims to get young children in the kitchen and cooking tasty treats. Packed with simple recipes, guessing games, songs and top cooking tips, the show celebrates a hands on approach to cooking. Exclusive to this DVD, presenter Katy Ashworth welcomes a group of lucky young chefs into her kitchen to cook up a festive feast! Children find out how to make tasty Turkey and Ham Bake, followed by yummy White Christmas Cookies as they prepare for a very special Christmas party. Every episode includes fun sing-a-long songs with Katy who will work alongside the children as they learn to connect whats on their plate with the world around them.
'Writer/director Joshua Michael Stern (NEVERWAS) tackles American politics in his second feature film. Bud Johnson (Kevin Costner) is just your below-average Joe. He works in an egg factory, likes to knock back a few too many beers, and is a single parent to 12-year old Molly (Madeline Carroll), a bright spitfire who does her best to keep her dad on the straight and narrow. Patriotic Molly insists that apathetic Bud do his civic duty and vote in the upcoming presidential election, a tight race between Republican incumbent Andrew Boone (Kelsey Grammer) and Democratic candidate Donald Greenleaf (Dennis Hopper). Soon the media and both candidates descend upon Bud''s hometown of Texico, New Mexico, when it''s determined that his vote wasn''t counted and will decide the outcome of the entire presidential election. Now that Bud is a ''somebody''--there''s even a ''Bud Cam'' capturing his every move--will he be swayed by visits to Air Force One and the ''Bud Ball'' held in his honour, or will he be the voice of the American people and vote for the better candidate?The lengths the candidates go to in order to win Bud''s vote are high points of the film, as they find themselves supporting initiatives that are completely opposed to their platforms at the urging of their campaign managers, played by Stanley Tucci and Nathan Lane. Grammer is well cast as Boone, and it''s a hoot to see counterculture icon Hopper in this light. Costner makes Bud likable despite the loser stereotype he personifies. But this film belongs to Carroll, a lovely young actress who can steal a scene with one look. If nothing else, SWING VOTE is a reminder that even though politics may be a game, every single vote really does count.'
Once the high school cheerleading captain who dated the quarterback, Rose Lorkowski (Amy Adams) now finds herself a thirty-something single mother working as a maid. Her sister Norah (Emily Blunt), is still living at home with their dad Joe (Alan Arkin), a salesman with a lifelong history of ill-fated get-rich-quick schemes. Desperate to get her son into a better school, Rose persuades Norah to go into the crime scheme clean-up business with her to make some quick cash. In no time, the girls are up to their elbows in murders, suicides and other... specialised situations. As they climb the ranks in a very dirty job, the sisters find new respect for one another and the closeness they have always craved finally blossoms. By building their own improbable business, Rose and Norah open the door to joys and challenges of being there for one another - no matter what - while discovering personal healing in the most unexpected way.
'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.'
A raunchy, erotic drama from James Toback (Tyson, Fingers, Black and White and Two Girls and a Guy), When Will I Be Loved offers a potent fusion of money, power and desire. Vera (Neve Campbell, Scream) is the lover of a fast-talking hustler, Ford, (Frederick Weller, Armageddon) who stands on the verge of a lucrative gambling score. In need of attention, Vera begins an explosive sexual journey, videotaping steamy sex sessions with random partners both male and female. When Ford proposes that Vera sleeps with Italian media mogul Count Tommaso (Dominic Chianese, Unfaithful) in exchange for $100,00, she concocts a scheme to show both men her true worth. Creating a sex-hungry, ruthless femme fatale for the 21st century, Tobacks characteristically provocative, anything goes sexual thriller is explicit and startlingly fresh.
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.
'Hyperactive Julien (Guillaume Canet) and shy Sophie (Marion Cotillard) are pre-teen misfits who forge a bond based on their mutual hardships--for Julien it''s his mother''s terminal illness, and for Sophie it''s the ridicule she receives for being Polish. They devise a game in which the passing of a tin carousel between them signals the recipient to carry out an outrageous dare designed by the other, with the trouble they get into only serving to bring them closer together. Ten years later, Julien and Sophie are in college--and while they have both grown to be attractive and intelligent, their relationship is still only platonic and their disruptive game still continues at a fevered pace. Continuing into adulthood and forging separate lives, their dares become more hurtful to each other. It soon becomes apparent that the game has only served to prevent them from admitting their true feelings for each other. This dark and whimsical debut from director Yann Samuell shows the influence of Luc Besson and Jean-Pierre Jeunet, sidestepping traditional French cinematic austerity in favor of splashy, big-budget visuals. In fact, the entrancing first act (in which Julien and Sophie are children) is bathed in a beautiful autumnal glow and features a kinetic style reminiscent of Jeunet''s AMELIE. As Julien and Sophie''s game escalates, LOVE ME IF YOU DARE lands in bleaker territory, with the performances of Canet and Cotillard and a daring ending giving this surprising romantic fantasy an uncommon resonance.'
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
'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'
'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.'
'East Is East is the often hilarious and sometimes painful story of what happens when two cultures collide within one family.For the seven kids of George Khan - proud Pakistani and chip shop owner - life is one long compromise. Tomboy Meenah prefers playing footie to wearing a sari, hippie Saleem pretends to be studying engineering when he''s really at art school, heart-throb Tariq has got a reputation as a local Casanova, and Sajid hasn''t even been circumcised yet. For George Khan (''Ghengis to his kids), life is an uphill battle to get his family to conform to traditional Pakistani values. But this is Salford in the 1970''s. George''s English wife Ella is Lancashire born, and his kids have got minds of their own.In the Khan''s cramped terraced house with it''s scant indoor plumbing, anarchy erupts on a daily basis. When the Khan kids begin to oppose their father''s petty tyrannies, Ella is forced to make a choice between her love for her husband and the right of her children to make their own way in the world.'
'When country-girl Daisy Brookes heads off to college, she finds herself thrust into a clique of young femme fatales known as Ivy Society. These Lolitas may appear harmless, but they have a grisly past that includes murder and when Daisy refuses to join them, she may be next. With even the dean among their ranks, Daisy''s only hope for survival is to put an end to these bad girls'' treachery before she becomes one more victim. This loose sequel to the POISON IVY films bears closer resemblance to CRUEL INTENTIONS than its ostensible predecessors.'
'South Pacific: When a young American nurse from Little Rock (Mitzi Gaynor) meets the handsome and mysterious French planter (Rossano Brazzi) on a South Pacific island during World War II, they find refuge from the battles around them as their romance blooms, in this finely crafted, Oscar-Winning musical. Oklahoma! Set in Oklahoma Territory in the early 1900s, this joyous celebration of frontier life is a story of tender romance and dangerous passion. Rodgers & Hammerstein''s first collaboration includes the songs ''People Will Say We''re In Love'', ''Oh, What A Beautiful Morning'' and ''The Surrey With A Fringe''. The King And I: Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr star in one of the most memorable musicals of all time! This visual and musical masterpiece features Yul Brynner''s Academy Award Winning performance, an unforgettable Rogers and Hammerstein score, and brilliant choreography by Jerome Robbins.It tells the true story of an Englishwoman, Anna Leonowens (Deborah Kerr), who comes to Siam as schoolteacher to the royal court in the 1860s. Though she soon finds herself at odds with the stubborn monarch (Brynner), over time, Anna and the King stop trying to change each other and begin to understand one another.Winner of six Academy Awards, The King and I contains some of the most lavish sets in Hollywood history and some of the world''s best-loved songs, including Getting To Know You, I Whistle A Happy Tune, Hello, Young Lovers and Shall We Dance?'
'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.'
'2006 Japanese musical/mystery/fantasy film. When the body of Aunt Matsuko (Miki Nakatani), who has been living as a tramp, is found murdered, her selfish young nephew Shou (Eita) is sent to clear out her apartment. Shou finds the place crammed full of garbage but, as he begins to sort through the rubbish, he finds himself becoming more and more interested in this strange woman. Conversations with neighbours begin to fit the pieces of the jigsaw together and Shou discovers that Matsuko has led a more than colourful life. From her early fall-out with her father, her progression through life included a career as a teacher, a series of love affairs and a spell in a massage parlour, until she ended up in jail for murdering her pimp. On her release, finding that her lover had gone off with another, she became involved with a Yakuza gangster, before being dumped again and becoming a recluse. Finally, she met her untimely death. All of Matsuko''s life story is portayed in a series of extravagant musical set-pieces, which enable even the darkest episodes of her life to be seen in a unique and enjoyable way. All of these revelations about his aunt affect Shou greatly and lead him to the conclusion that he must change his own self-centred ways.'
'While on a hiking trip to reconnected with his son, Ray Keene (John Cusack) stumbles into a nightmare scenario of paid assassins and ex-military guns-for-hire. Frank Cardin (Morgan Freeman) is attempting to fulfil a contract to assassinate a high profile businessman when things go awry and he ends up in the custody of the U.S Marshalls. After an ill-fated attempt by his compatriots to free him Frank finds himself in the custody of ex-lawman Ray and his son (Jamie Anderson). As they try to make their way back to civilization they are relentlessly pursued by Frank''s friends who are intent on freeing their leader to collect on the contract. But one may be more foe than friend.'
Based on the novel by Helen Fielding. This is the story of a year in the life of Bridget Jones, a thirty-something woman, obsessed with her love life, weight, cigarette and alcohol intake. She falls for her boss, Daniel Cleaver, but when she discovers he is being less than faithful, her attention turns to the handsome Mark Darcy...
'Based on Wes Craven''s landmark 1972 exploitation flick of the same name, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT is a brutal movie that exposes the darkest recesses of human depravity. The simple plot follows four criminals on the lam who encounter a pair of nubile female teens in a small mountain town. After murdering one and brutally raping the other and leaving her for dead, the cons seek refuge at a nearby summer house. The twist is that it''s the very home inhabited by the parents of one of the victims. Upon learning that their house guests raped and tortured their 17-year-old daughter, the couple exact a revenge that arguably exceeds the excesses of the sociopathic gang. When originally released in 1972, LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT was a shock to the system. Never before had a film shown such images of human wickedness. Grainy and low budget, the original film played like a maniacal cackle from the seedy underbelly of an America nursing a brutal post-Aquarian hangover. Things play out a little differently, though, in 2009. For starters, the movie actually looks quite beautiful, and the storys idyllic mountain setting is milked for all it''s worth. The performances are noteworthy as well, with Garret Dillahunt more than convincing as Krug, the gang''s swaggering leader and Monica Potter and Tony Goldwyn portraying the distressed parents with an effective mix of panic, courage, and blind instinct. In an age marked by both increasingly ghastly films and a public discourse that actually debates the merits of institutional torture, a film like LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT really shouldnt shock anyone. But in both the original and the remake, theres a latent nihilism that permeates the world. The idea of a sense of lawlessness that cannot be understood or prevented, but only reacted against, is truly disquieting and makes this story unique in the annals of horror.'
PolyannaThis enchanting version of Eleanor H. Porters timelessly popular story stars Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly alongside a prestigious cast including Kenneth Cranham, Pam Ferris and Tom Bell. Set in 1913, Pollyanna is the classic story of an orphaned girl who starts a new life with her strict spinster Aunt. The glad game she plays, of finding a silver lining in every cloud, transforms the inhabitants of a joyless community and brings love into the life of her Aunt. Then something so terrible happens to Pollyanna herself that even she doesnt know how to feel glad anymore Starring: Amanda Burton as Aunt Polly Georgina Terry as Pollyanna, Pam Ferris as Mrs Snow Tom Bell as Old Tom, David Bamber as Reverend Ford The Railway Children Three Edwardian children Roberta (Jemina Rooper), Peter (Jack Blumenau), and Phyllis (Clare Thomas) move to Yorkshire with their mother (Jenny Agutter) when their father (Michael Kitchen) is falsely imprisoned as a spy. The nearby railway becomes the centre of their new life, providing them with many adventures whilst they strive to prove their fathers innocence The Railway Children is based upon the classic childrens book written by Edith Nesbit. Ballet ShoesSet in 1930s London, Ballet Shoes tells the inspiring tale of Pauline (Emma Watson), Petrova (Yasmin Paige) and Posy Fossil (Lucy Boynton), who are adopted by an eccentric explorer, Gum (Richard Griffiths), and raised as sisters by his selfless niece (Emilia Fox) and her nurse (Victoria Wood). Each of the girls has a dream to fulfil Pauline longs to be an actress, Petrova yearns to be an aviator, and Posy seems born to be a ballerina. But when Gum disappears, the money runs out and feisty, ambitious and devoted Fossils find they must fight to survive...
'For the first time since its original one-off publication in 1973, a replica edition of Agatha Christie''s rarest book, the drama of King Akhnaton''s doomed attempt to subvert the old religion of ancient Egypt, based on Christie''s researches in Luxor. Set in 1350 BC, the legend of Akhnaton tells of the Pharoah''s attempt to convince his nation to abandon their old `pagan'' god Amon and to turn to the worship of a new deity, the monotheistic sun god, Aton. Introduced to the legend by Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun''s tomb, when she met him in Luxor in 1931, Agatha Christie became fascinated by both the story and the society in which it took place. Her painstaking researches led to this retelling of the story in the form of a highly readable and dramatic two-hour play. Akhnaton was written by Agatha Christie in 1937, when her interest in Egyptology from her travels with her archaeologist husband was at its height. Probably her most serious play, it was deemed too ambitious to be performed, and it went unknown and unpublished until Collins released a hardback edition in 1973. Never paperbacked or published subsequently, this rare edition has become the Holy Grail for Agatha Christie collectors, keen to learn more about this unique drama and to discover its relevance alongside her other Egyptian books such as Death Comes As the End, Death on the Nile, Appointment With Death and Come, Tell Me How You Live. Now this facsimile edition of the original hardback at last gives Christie fans the chance to discover for themselves one of Agatha Christie''s most highly sought after and exotic creations.'
'John Tucker Must Die Don''t get mad. Get even. When three popular girls from different cliques discover they''ve all been dating the school stud, they band together to seek revenge. Despite the romeo''s charm and ever-growing popularity, the girls cleverly scheme with the help of the inconspicuous new girl in town, to soil his reputation and break his heart.My Super Ex-Girlfriend He broke her heart. She broke his everything. Ivan Reitman directs this comedy in which Matt Saunders (Luke Wilson) thinks he''s found the perfect girlfriend in Jenny Johnson (Uma Thurman), who just happens to be smart, sexy...and a superhero. But when Jenny turns out to be a needy, neurotic mess, Matt wants to call it quits. Jenny is crushed by the news and will stop at nothing to exact sweet revenge.Just My Luck Everything changed in the blink of an eye... Lindsay Lohan is a Manhattan socialite who''s never had anything but the best of luck -that is, until she kisses the unluckiest man on Earth (Chris Pine) at a masquerade ball and their fortunes swap...'
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).
'How does life measure up for a 13-year old girl?Maeve McCarthy is 13 and trying to make sense of everything all at once - bodies, boys, friendships and family. Her best mates, Ruth, Claire and Orla, are more experienced in the ways of the world. They wear bras already (except Claire the feminist) and they''ve all had boyfriends. The new bra is a start but the girls really hope Maeve can find a fella, even offering kissing lessons to get her started. When Maeve attracts the attention of local heart-throb Brian, she abandons her girlfriends just when they need her most. Snubbed by her mates and in serious trouble at home, Maeve is forced to learn some hard lessons about what''s really important in life.'
'Happily Never AfterFairy Tale Ending''s Aren''t What They Used To Be!Once upon a time will N''ever be the same again. Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, and Jack from the Beanstalk are all about to live happily ever after when the balance between good and evil gets thrown out of whack. It''s up to Cinderella aka Ella (Sarah Michelle Gellar) to save the day by taking on her power-hungry stepmother, Frieda (Sigourney Weaver). But this time, Ella will have to do it without her Prince Charming (Patrick Warburton) as she joins forces with an unlikely army of dwarves, fairies, and the Wizard''s bumbling assistants Mambo (Andy Dick) and Munk (Wallace Shawn). Your favourite fairy tales are turned upside down in this funny, fast-paced adventure which teaches the lesson that no matter who you are you have the power to affect how your story turns out!Happily Never After 2'
'Having rebuilt her life and found a job she loves, Maggie Thornhill (Caroline Quentin - Blue Murder, Blood Strangers) has let estranged husband Phil (Alexander Armstrong - Match Point) back into her life. But their fresh start is continually thwarted by their teenage kids'' hormone explosions and the problems of Maggie''s aging parents (Anne Reid - The Mother and Frank Finlay - The Pianist). As pressures pile up, Maggie questions whether it''s really a good idea to get back with your ex.'
Inspired by the work of Clive Barker, Necromentia tells the story of what happens when you meddle with superstition and try to cross into another dimension using the powers of an Ouija board.Hagan has a dead wife and believes he can bring her back to life. Travis is a man who lost his brother and wants to join him in the afterlife, and Morbius has been betrayed by those he loves and wants to come back from the dead to take revenge. A strange man only known as Mr Skinny protects the secrets of the powerful Ouija board, as all cross the gateways of hell to fulfil their own purpose, facing the hideous monstrosities that reside there as they go.
'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'
'Flags of Our Father For 70,000 marines who fought with bombs blasting and guns blazing, the bloody battle for Iwo Jima was more than the turning point of World War II it was the defining moment in their lives. In the epic that The New York Times calls a sweeping spectacle , Academy Award-winning director* Clint Eastwood taps into the single greatest emotional truth of warfare: soldiers may fight for their country, but they die for their friends. Hailed by critics as a film of awesome power and blistering provocation, as amazing feat (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone), Flags of Our Fathers is a powerful true story of heroism and bravery that should be shared and remembered. Letters from Iwo Jima Sixty-one years ago, US and Japanese armies met on Iwo Jima. Decades later, several hundreds letters are unearthed from that stark island''s soil. The letters give faces and voices to the men who fought there, as well as the extraordinary general who led them. The Japanese soldiers are sent to Iwo Jima knowing that, in all probability, they will not come back. Leading the defense is Lt. General Tadamishi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe), whose travels in America have revealed to him the hopeless nature of the war but also given him strategic insight into how to take on the vast American armada streaming in from across the Pacific.'
'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,'
'What could be better? A footballer''s wedding, a week in the sun, a luxury villa in historic Transylvania. Its the trip of a lifetime for Coronation Street''s favourite caf owners Roy and Hayley Cropper, until the brash Glen and Verity appear... Opposites don''t attract in this chaotic comic caper as the unlikely foursome embark on an adventure neither couple will ever forget. And when Weatherfield hell-raiser Becky McDonald jets in from her honeymoon, the stage is set for mountain mayhem deep in the heart of Dracula Country.In a one-off special for ITV DVD filmed entirely on location in Romanian, caf owners Roy and Hayley are delighted when a face from their past invites them to attend her glamorous wedding to a footballer currently plying his trade in the Romanian league.Excited at the prospect of catching up with an old friend and combining the wedding with a few days in Eastern Europe, the culture vultures set off on their travels. But things quickly take an unexpected turn for the worse. Although problems with their flight mean they miss the wedding, the disappointed pair are looking forward to a few days of relaxation at a remote villa. Yet no sooner have they unpacked their bags than they are joined by loud and brash couple Verity and Glen, the grooms aunt and uncle. A clash of personalities soon ensues as Hayley and Roy try to make the best of the situation. However, the noisy and vulgar antics of Glen and Verity prove too much and the couple cut short their trip. About to board the flight home, Roy and Hayleys adventure takes another unexpected twist when they bump into a familiar face - Weatherfield hellraiser Becky Granger.'
'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.'
Moll FlandersBased on the 18th century novel by Daniel Defoe, award winning writer Andrew Davis tells the story of the notorious Moll Flanders who survives on seduction, cunning and wit. Five times married, once to her own brother, Moll has more than her fair share of sexual adventures but when the stock of husbands runs out she turns to a dangerous life of crime! Moll soon becomes Britains most wanted criminal. Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights remains one of the mostpowerful novels ever written. It is a classic taleof love, jealousy and pain that defies social boundaries and challenges death itself. Inseparable as children, Cathy and Heathcliffs devotion to each other grows into profound and dangerous passion as they become adults. Fate seems to conspire to force them apart, but nothing can break the bond between them, a bond that wreaches beyond accepted human behaviour.Dr ZhivagoStunning adaptation of Boris Pasternaks most celebrated novel, scripted by acclaimed dramatist Andrew Davies (Bridget Joness Diary, Bleak House). The sweep and scale of the Russian Revolution acts as the backdrop for the intense and ultimately heart-breaking love story of physician and poet, Doctor Yury Zhivago, who wrestles with the anguish of being torn between the love of two women, Tonya (Alexandra Maria Lara) and Lara (Keira Knightley).
'Includes five fantastic Winnie The Pooh feature films THE MANY ADVENTURES OF WINNIE THE POOH features the honey-eating, sweet-hearted Pooh bear and his pals in an animated adaptation of A.A. Milne''s classic children''s books.In TIGGER MOVIE, Winnie, Piglet, Rabbit, Owl, Kanga and Roo help Eeyore find a winter home, leaving Tigger with no friends to play with. Rabbit suggests that he should in search of other ''tiggers'', and so he sets off on an exciting adventure.In SPRINGTIME WITH ROO it''s Easter time, and Rabbit expects everyone to help with the big spring clean, but the gang are disappointed to be missing all the Easter fun. Roo springs into action to make this the best Easter time for everyone.In POOH''S HEFFALUMP MOVIE fear runs throughout the Hundred Acre Woods when the strange noise of a Heffalump is heard. While Pooh, Tigger and friends are convinced the new arrival is an horrific beast and set off on a quest to capture him, Roo comes face to face with Lumpy the Heffalump and discovers that they couldn''t be more wrong.PIGLET''S BIG MOVIE sees the gang set out on hunny-gathering scheme, leaving Piglet behind because he is too small. Piglet is upset by their decision and decides to go on an adventure all by himself. When the gang return they realise that Piglet has gone and they all set out to find their friend.'
'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'
'Epitomising the glamour and decadence of 1980s Reagan-era America, DYNASTY was essentially a prime-time soap opera, and was characterized by campy, melodramatic plotlines, as well as Joan Collins''s magnetic performance as the conniving Alexis Colby. She is divorced from Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), a fabulously wealthy oil magnate who marries his secretary, Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans), at the show''s inception the jealous Alexis schemes to do everything she can to destroy their union. The rest of the cast includes Blake and Alexis''s children--the promiscuous amnesiac Fallon and the sexually ambivalent Steven--as well as resident geologist Matthew Blaisdel and his psychotic wife, Claudia. During the third season, Blake''s long-lost son Adam comes knocking, Alexis wrests control of a rival oil firm, and a freak explosion causes Steven to have extensive plastic surgery, supplying him with a new face (that of actor Jack Coleman).'
Jerry. A quick-witted, audacious little mouse who lives in the house with Tom, Jerry can never seem to stop himself from teasing his feline nemesis. His greatest pleasure comes from thwarting Toms every attempt to catch him. Tom. An ordinary grey-and-white house cat of no great intelligence, Tom is driven by three goals: to eat, to sleep and to catch the mouse, Jerry, and eat him. Unfortunately, his plans are constantly stymied by the shrewd little rodent.
'Season four of the hit ABC medical drama was on shaky ground from the season premiere, which left Cristina (Sandra Oh) at the altar by Burke (Isaiah Washington, fired after the press-frenzied third season) Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) and Derek (Patrick Dempsey) downgraded to no-relationship-just-sex status and George (T.R. Knight) pondering divorce from Callie (Sara Ramirez) to pursue love with his best friend, Izzie (Katherine Heigl). That last pairing made for one of the worst decisions in the series thus far George and Izzie always worked so well as friends without the will-they-won''t-they element, but suddenly throwing them into bed and watching them fumble their way to coupledom (an attempt that mercifully doesn''t last) was painful to watch, in particular because Heigl, who had won an Emmy for the previous season, was reduced to a lot of whining and fretting. Meanwhile, Meredith''s family issues come to a head when her half-sister Lexie (Chyler Leigh) begins her internship at Seattle Grace and instantly tries too hard to bond. And as she once again drives away Derek with her trust issues, Meredith finally gets smart and enters therapy (one of the redeeming elements of the season, with Amy Madigan as the hard-nosed counselor) to get healed. The writers'' strike became a welcome blessing for the show, which had seriously derailed before its hiatus during the strike, creator Shonda Rimes has said she reexamined the direction of the show, making for an ultimately satisfying second half of the season. Standout episodes include Forever Young, in which a high school bus crash leaves the staff pontificating their own adolescent cliques Lay Your Hands on Me, with a standout performance by Chandra Wilson as Bailey, whose crumbling marriage comes front and center when her toddler gets in an accident and the season finale Freedom, in which Meredith and Derek save two brain-tumor patients in love (Jurnee Smollett and Marshall Allman), leading to their own (lasting?) reunion, Bailey heads up an effort to rescue a guy who lay in concrete to impress a girl and Callie finds herself attracted to the new cardiac surgeon, Erica Hahn (Brooke Smith). --Ellen A. Kim'