'SAW V picks up where the fourth entry left off as Detective Mark Hoffman (Costas Mandylor) - Jigsaws final apprentice - is praised by colleagues for his efforts in bringing the notorious serial killer to justice. However FBI Agent Strahm (Scott Patterson) - a survivor of one of Jigsaws traps - is not so convinced of Hoffman''s heroics and begins to did deeper into the lawman. But as Strahm gets closer to the truth a new games begins. Hoffman must go on the hunt to eliminate all the loose ends.'
'From the producer of Pirates Of The Caribbean comes National Treasure, the thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, and featuring amazing special effects and an outstanding supporting cast. As an obsessed treasure hunter (Cage) tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to the greatest treasure known to man, he''s dogged by a ruthless enemy who wants it for himself. Heart-pounding chases and close calls turn his quest into a high-stakes crime caper and the most exciting treasure hunt you''ve ever experienced., From the producer of Pirates Of The Caribbean comes National Treasure, the thrilling, edge-of-your-seat adventure starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, and featuring amazing special effects and an outstanding supporting cast. As an obsessed treasure hunter (Cage) tries to find and decipher ancient riddles that will lead him to the greatest treasure known to man, he''s dogged by a ruthless enemy who wants it for himself. Heart-pounding chases and close calls turn his quest into a high-stakes crime caper and the most exciting treasure hunt you''ve ever experienced.Special Features:- Riley''s Decode This!Bonus Treasure Hunt - Level 1 Bonus Treasure Hunt - Level 2'
'The fate of mankind hangs in the balance when a ruthless prince awakens an unstoppable army of creatures and wages war with the human world. It''s up to Hellboy and his team of paranormal outcasts to face off with the forces of darkness in the ultimate battle of good versus evil!Special Features:FeaturetteCommentary with writer/directorBehind the scenes'
'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.'
'From Academy Award-winning director, Ron Howard (The Da Vinci Code, Apollo 13), comes the electrifying, untold story behind one of the most unforgettable moments in history. When disgraced President Richard Nixon agreed to an interview with jet-setting television personality, David Frost, he thought he''d found the key to saving his tarnished legacy. But, with a name to make and a reputation to overcome, Frost became one of Nixon''s most formidable adversaries and engaged the leader in a charged battle of wits that changed the face of politics forever. Featuring brilliant portrayals by Frank Langella and Michael Sheen, Frost/Nixon is the fascinating and suspenseful story of truth, accountability, secrets and lies. Special Features: Deleted Scenes The Making Of Frost/Nixon The Real Interview The Nixon Library Feature Commentary with Ron Howard.'
'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.'
'A Canadian television tribute to Forrest J. Ackerman, sci-fi and horror''s greatest fan and founder of long-running fanzine ''Famous Monsters of Filmland'', who died in 2008. The film focuses on the 90-year life of the inimitable editor/agent/collector, who at one time possessed the world''s large collection of fantasy film memorabilia. Known as ''Uncle Forry'' to his fans, Ackerman is credited with coining the term ''sci-fi'', and has been cited as a major inspiration by writers and filmmakers including Stephen King, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas.'
'Documentary charting the popular boxer''s fascinating rise to the top, from his first ever amateur fights through to his title defence in Las Vegas in 2007. With exclusive previously unseen home footage of Ricky as a child, his early days kickboxing, amateur competition fights and then in the ring as a World Champion, the film gives a complete picture of his journey to the top as told by the ''Hit Man'' himself.'
'An all-star cast highlights THE HINDENBURG, an imaginative, stylish suspense thriller that attempts to shed light on the 1937 disaster of the Nazi blimp that exploded over New Jersey, killing 36 people on board. In the intricately woven plot, Colonel Ritter (George C. Scott), assisted by Nazi partisan Martin Vogel (Roy Thinnes), is assigned by the German government to make certain no one sabotages the Hindenburg on its way to New York. Ritter suspects everyone on board, even his good friend, a German countess (Anne Bancroft) who is vehemently opposed to the Nazi regime. Also on board are card sharks Emilio Pajetta (Burgess Meredith) and Major Napier (Rene Auberjonois), who spend the voyage trying to fleece gullible passengers. Then there is Edward Douglas (Gig Young), a nervous German-American ad executive, as well as several suspicious crew members and the stoic cocaptains Pruss (Charles Durning) and Lehmann (Richard A. Dysart). Based on the novel by Michael M. Mooney and meticulous in its realistic details and props, Robert Wise''s THE HINDENBURG also combines actual newsreel footage of the blimp''s explosion with footage shot for the movie to create one of the most beautiful and riveting moments in film history. Special Features:None Listed'
It is a new Night and Museum for Ben Stiller, who is joined by several other stars from the original film, as well as new characters from history - including Amy Adams as famed aviatrix Amelia Earhart, Hank Azaria as villainous Egyptian pharaoh Ka Mun Ra, Christopher Guest as Russian tyrant Ivan the Terrible and Alain Chabat as Napoleon. Owen Wilson is back as cowboy Jedediah, and Robin Williams rides again into history as Teddy Roosevelt. The centerpiece of the film will be bringing to life the Smithsonian Institution, which houses the worlds largest museum complex with more than 136 million items in its collections, ranging from the plane Amelia Earhart flew on her nonstop solo flight across the Atlantic and Al Capones rap sheet and mug shot to Dorothys ruby red slippers and Archie Bunkers lounge chair.
'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.'
'Documentary chronicling the mysterious life of the late jazz vocalist Jackie Paris, who is regarded by many as one of jazz''s greatest unsung heroes. After an impressive debut, Paris went on to face a series of ups and downs in his career, private tragedies and eventual obscurity. The film also tackles the deeper question of what it means to be an artist, and what can cause a talent such as Paris''s to be overlooked and underrated for a lifetime.'
'This gritty Italian film looks at the world of organised football violence. A group of AS Roma supporters known as ''Poison Brigade'' are led by the brutal Pincipe to battle it out with rival Juventus supporters, following a match in Turin. Loyalties are tested within the group when Principe''s best friend Red assumes control of the group, causing bad blood within the ''Poison Brigade''... but that''s nothing compared to the blood shed when the two football firms eventually clash.'
'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'
'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.'
Based on an extraordinary true story, DEFIANCE is an epic tale of family, honour, vengeance and salvation in World War II. The year is 1941 and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being massacred by the thousands. Managing to escape certain death, three brothers take refuge in the dense surrounding woods they have known since childhood. There they begin their desperate battle against the Nazis. Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber and Jamie Bell star as brothers who turn a primitive struggle to survive into something far more consequential a way to avenge the deaths of their loved ones by saving thousands of others. Special Features: Directors Commentary Return To The Forest The Making Of Defiance
'The dramatic retelling of the life, remarkable rise, and violent fall of rapper Christopher Wallace (aka the Notorious B.I.G.), Notorious plays like A Star is Born set to a rattling gangsta snare. With crisp direction by George Tillman Jr., producer of the BARBERSHOP series, the film is briskly paced and strikes a worthy balance between sensationalized celebrity biopic and behind-the-scenes drama. Angela Bassett anchors the latter with a nuanced performance as Voletta, Wallaces long-suffering single mother who attempts to shelter him from the mean streets of Bed-Stuy. With deep involvement by those who knew him best--the real Voletta Wallace and Sean ''Puff Daddy'' Combs (played dynamically by Derek Luke) co-produced--the film nonetheless unflinchingly portrays Biggies troubled history as a teenage crack dealer, his chronic infidelity and poor fathering skills, and his own role in stoking the ludicrous coastal rivalry that claimed both his and Tupac Shakurs lives. NOTORIOUS delivers an impactful tribute to its subject''s genius--revealing to fans and neophytes alike the microphone skills, narrative chops, and fresh vision that made Wallace one of hip-hops greatest all-time MCs. Largely, this is due to the ace performance by Jamal Woolard, an amateur rapper who packed on 50 pounds to play the hulking gangsta.'
'Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Steven Soderbergh (Ocean''s Eleven, Traffic),Che: Part Onestars Benicio Del Toro (The Usual Suspects, 21 Grams) in a career-defining role that won him the Best Actor award at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.Partly based on his own memoirs (Reminiscences of the Cuban Revolutionary War),Che: Part Onefollows Ernesto Che Guevara''s transformation from humble physician to military leader during the Cuban Revolution, depicting his eventual overthrowing of the repressive Batista regime. Meticulously researched and containing intense and realistic depictions of guerrilla warfare, this is a captivating portrait of one of the most controversial figures of the Twentieth Century. An astounding and moving story of one man''s belief and the events that would eventually shape him into becoming a legendary symbol of rebellion and hope.Special Features:Behind The Scenes FeaturetteExclusive Interview With Steven SoderberghTrailers'
'Historical sci-fi action adventure set in the time of the Vikings, starring Jim Caviezel as a ''man who fell to earth''. When Kainan (Caviezel), a traveller from a distant galaxy, crash lands on Earth, he brings more than good wishes with him. He''s accompanied by a nasty, giant alien known as the Moorwen that''s bent on causing havoc and destruction. Although Kainan has issues with his eighth century Nordic hosts, he soon joins forces with them, fusing his advanced, otherworldly technology with their Iron Age weaponry in an attempt to bring down the brutal Moorwen.'
After directing stylish action films such as THE KILLER and FACE-OFF, director John Woo turns to Chinese history for inspiration with RED CLIFF. The Han Dynasty is facing its death in third century China, and the emperor raises a million-man army against two kingdoms that are hopelessly outmatched. This war film stars Tony Leung, the beloved actor best known for LUST, CAUTION and IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE.
'Jaws 2 Four years on from the horrible shark attacks which plagued Amity Island, Police Chief Brody (Roy Scheider) is still uneasy about the prospect of another shark visiting the bay. So when the film developed from the camera of a missing diver shows what looks like a shark fin, he begins to get very worried indeed. However, Mayor Larry Vaughn (Murray Hamilton) again plays down the incident, and when Brody raises a panicked false alarm from his observation tower on the beach, the mayor even goes as far as firing him. It is then that the bloodbath really begins. Jaws 3 The star-studded opening of a new underwater theme park is disrupted when a baby shark strays into the complex and dies. Its 35-foot mother seeks revenge for the death of her offspring, laying waste to the marine world and its inhabitants in the process. This third instalment of the ''Jaws'' franchise was originally released in 3-D. Jaws - The Revenge Ellen Brody (Lorraine Gary) takes her family to the Bahamas after one of her sons is killed by a Great White shark. The fearsome beast tracks them down however as it pursues what appears to be a personal vendetta against them. Michael Caine plays the renegade pilot who helps the family ward off the aquatic menace.'
'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.'
'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!'
'Laurence Olivier directs and stars in this classic adaptation of Shakespeare''s play about the king who led England to victory in the Battle of Agincourt. The film pays tribute to its origins by opening in a version of the Globe Theatre in 17th century London, where Henry (Olivier) takes to the stage along with a variety of nobles to discuss his plans to stake a claim to the French throne. As the range of Henry''s ambitions make themselves known, the theatrical artifice gives way to a more naturalised style and follows Henry as he sets sail from Southampton with his army. Inspired by Henry, the invading English hand the French several defeats, culminating in a triumph against far superior numbers at Agincourt. Shot during WWII, the film was designed to raise morale in the ongoing battle against Nazi Germany and earned Olivier an Academy Award for his ''outstanding achievement'' in bringing the film to screen.'
'Director John Badham''s hit film propelled John Travolta to stardom, made white polyester suits an instant fashion craze, and garnered praise for its portrayal of blue-collar life. Nineteen-year-old Brooklyn native Tony Manero (Travolta) lives for Saturday nights at the local disco, where he''s king of the club, thanks to his stylish moves on the dance floor. But outside of the club, things don''t look so rosy. At home, Tony fights constantly with his father and has to compete with his family''s starry-eyed view of his older brother, a priest. Nor can he find satisfaction at his dead-end job at a paint store. However, things begin to change when he spies Stephanie (Karen Lynn Gorney) in the disco and starts training with her for the club''s dance competition. Stephanie dreams of the world beyond Brooklyn, and her plans to move to the big city just over the bridge soon change Tony''s life forever. This portrait of young Brooklyn natives struggling to escape their sheltered lives for freedom and adventure in the big city of Manhattan defined a generation of disco dancers and 1970s youths rebelling against the more traditional expectations of their parents. Set to the popular dance music of the Bee Gees, this instant cinematic sensation revealed the fashions and aspirations of an underground culture to the world.'
'Special Features - Commentary by William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy, Commentary by Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman, Library Computer, Future''s Past: A Look Back, On Location, Dailies Deconstruction, Below-the-Line: Sound Design, Pavel Chekovs Screen Moments, Time Travel: The Art of the Possible, The Language of Whales, A Vulcan Primer, Kirk''s Women, Star Trek: Three-Picture Saga, Star Trek for a Cause, Starfleet Academy SCISEC Brief 004: The Whale Probe, From Outer Space to the Ocean, The Bird of Prey, Original interviews -Leonard Nimoy, William Shatner, De Forest Kelley, Roddenberry Scrapbook, Featured Artist: Mark Lenard, Theatrical Trailer in HD, BD-Live - Star Trek I.Q.'
'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.'
'Set in a dystopian future where infertility has led mankind to the brink of extinction, a sole pregnant woman holds the key to the survival of humanity. In 2027, the world''s youngest person has died at the age of 18. Infertility has ravaged the world, leading it into anarchy. Eastern European and African societies have collapsed, causing their remaining populace to flee to England. Set against a backdrop of warring nationalistic sects, mankind''s last remaining hope arrives in the form of Earth''s only known pregnant woman. It is up to bureaucrat Theodore Faron (Clive Owen, SIN CITY) and his revolutionary former wife Julian (Julianne Moore, MAGNOLIA) to help deliver the woman to a sanctuary at sea where it is hoped that the birth of her child could help scientists to find out how to save humanity. Based on a dystopian P.D. James science fiction novel, CHILDREN OF MEN is set in a dying anarchic world, devoid of hope, until a pregnant woman proves to be a possible saviour of mankind. Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron (Y TU MAMA TAMBIEN, HARRY POTTER AND THE PRISONER OF AZKABAN) has made a powerful, slickly shot film set in an all too believable dystopian future. The tense thriller focuses on various present day concerns of nationalism, racism and government control over its citizens, much in the same way that V FOR VENDETTA did. CHILDREN OF MEN features a superb cast and rattles along with restless energy. Special Features: Comments by Slavoj Zizek Creating the Baby Deleted Scenes Featurettes Futuristic Designs Possibility Of Hope Theo And Julian Under Attack'
'French auteur Eric Rohmer directs this adaptation of the 1607 pastoral fantasy by Honore d''Urfe about a lovelorn shepherd in fifth century Gaul. In an enchanted forest, shepherd Celadon (Andy Gillet) and shepherdess Astrea (Stephanie Crayencour) share a pure and chaste love. Fooled by a suitor, Astrea dismisses Celadon, who throws himself into a river out of despair. The heartbroken Astrea - who has now, too late, discovered her suspicions to be false - believes Celadon to be dead, but what she does not know is that Celadon has in fact been saved from death by the water nymphs. Mad with love and despair, coveted by the nymphs and surrounded by rivals, Celadon is obliged to disguise himself as a woman to be near the one he loves.'
'When Elvis Presley burst onto the music scene in 1956, he shocked a nation and inspired a generation. With his unique performing style, he defined an era and his influence is still felt throughout the musical world today. In 1958, Elvis left a void when he was drafted into military service and stationed in Germany. So it was no surprise that when he returned to the world stage his army of adoring fans were waiting for him. His profile was so great that Frank Sinatra invited him to appear on his hugely popular TV show as his main guest. Join Sinatra in the '' Welcome Home Elvis'' (from National Service) TV special. Rare archive footage captures two of the Twentieth Century s most recognisable icons whilst they share the stage in this enchanting piece of television entertainment history. The show also features Sammy Davis Jr and Nancy Sinatra . This TV special contains a number of memorable live performances from Elvis including an amazing duet with Sinatra himself. This is programme is a must for all Elvis fans.'
Acclaimed filmmaker Michael Haneke s disturbing film portrays the alienation of a young boy, whose experience of the world is refracted through the lens of his video camera and his television screen. Arno Frisch, later to play one of the psychopathic young men in Funny Games, plays the 14 year-old Benny, who brings a girl home to his parents empty apartment where he commits a shocking act of casual violence. As with his later Funny Games , Haneke poses provocative and challenging questions about voyeurism and the relationship between violence real and imagined. Extras: Theatrical trailer/ interview with Michael Haneke
'WantedLoosely based on the comic book miniseries of the same by Mark Millar and J.G. Jones, Wanted, directed by Timur Bekmambetov, follows anxiety-prone office drone Wesley Gibson (James McAvoy) as he is inducted into the Fraternity, a clan of powerful killers that counted his father as a member. Pursued by rogue agent Cross (Thomas Kretschmann), Wesley is trained by the sleek, sexy Fox (Angelina Jolie) and the charismatic Sloan (Morgan Freeman), among others, to be just as proficient and deadly as his father. Once Wesley becomes a master assassin, he must confront Cross, and contend with the stunning ramifications of that encounter. Straying rather far from the Wanted comic''s supervillain-centric premise, Wanted runs with the edgy Eastern European aesthetic of Russian helmer Bekmambetov, who garnered international recognition with the stylish vampire epic Night Watch. While Jolie is a gleefully destructive presence in her action-heavy scenes, the film belongs to McAvoy, who transforms from milquetoast to man hunter with verve and charm. And like the similarly themed The Matrix before it, Wanted also showcases some eye-catching special effects, most notably in the loopy concept of ''curving bullets''. Though devotees of the Wanted comic may be dismayed with the many liberties taken with the story, the movie is undeniably energetic and entertaining, making it fun summer blockbuster fare. Death RaceProducer Roger Corman''s cult classic film Death Race 2000 gets a millennium overhaul with director Paul W.S. Anderson (Event Horizon, Resident Evil) behind the wheel. Jason Statham (The Transporter, The Bank Job) plays Jensen Ames, a prisoner who is serving a sentence for a crime that he didn''t commit. But in this futuristic society, Ames can compete for his freedom with a victory in a brutal three-day race. Joan Allen (The Ice Storm, The Bourne Supremacy), Tyrese Gibson (Baby Boy, 2 Fast 2 Furious) and Ian McShane (Hot Rod, TV''s Deadwood) co-star in this high octane chase film. Doomsday27 years after the deadly reaper virus kills millions, the disease erupts in London and threatens to wipe out the entire population. Hope lies with an elite fighting unit led by the deadly and beautiful Major Sinclair (Rhona Mitra)... but they have only 48 hours to find a cure in a devastated post-apocalyptic zone controlled by murderous gangs with a taste for human flesh! Loaded with ferocious fights, cannibal carnage and hair-raising chases, Doomsday grabs you by the throat and won''t let go until the explosive end! Also stars Sean Pertwee (Dog Soliders), David O''Hara (Wanted), Bob Hoskins (Unleashed) and Malcolm McDowell (Halloween).'
'Adaptation of the classic novel by Emily Bronte starring Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley as the ill-fated Heathcliff and Cathy. Devoted companions from childhood when Cathy''s family took him in, the love between Heathcliff and Cathy grows as they become older, but the pair are always kept apart by circumstances out of their control. When Cathy dies unexpectedly during childbirth, Heathcliff''s pain is too much to bear and he sets out on a path to his own destruction.'
For the very forst time anywhere in the world in glorious1080p High definition and in its original aspect ratio The Black Shield of Falworth, starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh was Universal-Internationals first feature in CinemaScope.In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics.The setting is England in the reign of King Henry IV, Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth castle. There he must compete for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death from sinister forces within.Soon the fate of the realm, and his beloved Lady Anne, will depend upon his martial skill, but not before Miles must unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity. With its outstanding supporting cast and dazzling set design this is truly an epic tale of which legends are made!Starring the ever charismatic, multi-award winning Tony Curtis (Some like It Hot, Smell of Sweet Success, The Defiant Ones), the Oscar nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by the Oscar nominated cinematographer Rudolph Mat.
'Robert Taylor plays Marcus Vinicius, commander of Rome''s 14th Legion and in love with Lygia (Deborah Kerr), a member of the Christian sect accused of undermining Roman values. Peter Ustinov, wrapped in purple-robed petulance, is the all-powerful Nero. The destinies of these three and of the Empire play out in a tale whose visual highlights include the parade of triumphant legions, the burning of Rome and the martyrdom of Christmas before cheering, bread-and-circus throngs. Special Features: Commentary by Critic/Film Historian F.X. Feeney New Ultra-Resolution Digital File Transfer New Featurette: In the Beginning: Quo Vadis and the Genesis of the Biblical Epic Theatrical Trailers'
'A decade has passed since John Connor (Nick Stahl) helped prevent Judgment Day and save mankind from mass destruction. Now 22, Connor lives off the grid - no home, no credit cards, no cell phone and no job. No record of his existence. No way he can be traced by Skynet - the highly developed network of machines that once tried to kill him and wage war on humanity. Until... out of the shadows of the future steps the T-X (Kristanna Loken), Skynet''s most sophisticated cyborg killing machine yet. Sent back through time to complete the job left unfinished by her predecessor, the T-1000, this machine is as relentless as her human guise is beautiful. Now Connor''s only hope for survival is the Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger), his mysterious former assassin. Together, they must triumph over the technologically superior T-X and forestall the looming threat of Judgment Day... or face the apocalypse and the fall of civilization as we know it. Special Features: Terminator Vision: Picture in Picture Visual Commentary Cinechat Deleted Scenes'
A brilliant pianist, a Polish Jew, witnesses the restrictions Nazis place on Jews in the Polish capital, from restricted access to the building of the Warsaw ghetto. As his family is rounded up to be shipped off to the Nazi labor camps, he escapes deportation and eludes capture by living in the ruins of Warsaw.
'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.'
Quentin Tarantino made his mark in the film industry with his outstanding directional debut Reservoir Dogs. Reservoir Dogs tells the story of a simple heist gone wrong and the affects it has on the criminals as they start to believe that there is a police informant amongst their group. This highly unique crime thriller has a stellar cast including Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen, Tim Roth and Oscar nominee Harvey Keitel. -M.F.
'Jack Clayton''s celebrated screen adaptation of Henry James''s The Turn of the Screw is a brilliant exercise in psychological horror. Impressionable and repressed governess Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) agrees to tutor two orphaned children, Miles and Flora. On arrival at Bly House, she becomes convinced that the children are possessed by the perverse spirits of former governess Miss Jessel and her Heathcliffe-like lover Quint (Peter Wyngarde), who both met with mysterious deaths.The film''s sinister atmosphere is carefully created - not through shock tactics, but through its cinematography, soundtrack, and decor: Freddie Francis'' beautiful CinemaScope photography, with its eerily indistinct long shots and mysterious manifestations at the edges of the frame an evocative and spooky soundtrack and the grand yet decaying Bly House. Widely considered to be one of the greatest of all ghost stories on film.Extra Features: Filmed introduction and commentary with Professor Christopher Frayling Original trailer for The Innocents Naples is a Battle Field (Jack Clayton, 1944, 13mins) Rare and previously unseen RAF film The Bespoke Overcoat (Jack Clayton, 1955, 33 mins) - Jack Clayton''s first film as director - an Oscar and BAFTA award-winning short starring Alfie Bass and David Kossoff Stills gallery including original costume designs, publicity posters, press books and production pictures Extensive illustrated booklet including film notes by Jeremy Dyson (The League of Gentlemen)'
'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,'
Four years in the making, the new film from the acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Bla Tarr is an adaptation of a novel by thriller writer Georges Simenon. Maloin (Miroslav Krobot) leads a simple life as a railway signalman, barely registering the world around him. His life takes a sudden turn when he becomes a witness to a murder and he is forced to confront issues of morality, sin, punishment and the line between innocence and complicity. Exploring themes of desire, greed and mans indestructible longing for freedom, this hypnotic film bears the distinctive trademarks of Tarrs universe fluid and stunning monochrome photography, pared-down dialogue and performances (with a striking appearance by Tilda Swinton), and a hauntingly beautiful score by long-time Tarr collaborator Mihly Vg.
'The Biopic drama about the life of Johnny Cash shows his rise to fame, army background, drug abuse and his relationships along the way. Outstanding performances from Joaquin Phoenix and Oscar winning Reese Witherspoon who plays June Carter. The film covers Cash''s infamous performance at Folsom Prison in 1968 and the influences that created such iconic music.'
'12 classic episodes of the sci-fi adventure series, featuring Jon Pertwee as the third Doctor. Two six-part stories are included: ''Frontier in Space'' (which marked Roger Delgado''s final appearance in the role of The Master) and ''Planet of the Daleks'', which boasts a colour-restored version of the previously-lost third episode. In ''Frontier in Space'', the Doctor and Jo (Katy Manning) are caught up in the tensions between the Earth and Draconian Empires in a 26th-century interplanetary war. In ''Planet of the Daleks'', the Doctor lands the Tardis on the dangerous planet Spiridon, home to a terrifying army of Daleks.'
'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.'
'Batman After witnessing his parents'' brutal murder as a child, millionaire-philanthropist Bruce Wayne pledges his life to fighting crime disguised as Batman. His long-time nemesis, the Joker, has sinister plans for the citizens of Gotham City. His greed is matched by his obsession with photojournalist Vicki Vale. But Batman is there to counter the Joker''s every move. With the fate of Gotham and Vicki in the balance, will good or evil prevail? Batman Returns Batman the Caped Crusador is pitted against the demented, ravenous Penguin a pitiful, orphaned psychopathic freak who once went on a baby-killing spree, and a ''power'' hungry capitalist villain, Max Shreck. As the two criminals plot to gain domination over Gotham City, Batman must plot to stop them. In the highly stylized Batman Returns, Batman is thrown a third enemy, a terrible distraction: the slinky, sharp-clawed Cat Woman. Batman Forever Riddle me this, riddle me that, you''ll adventure on the wings of bat! Brace for excitement as Val Kilmer (Batman), Tommy Lee Jones (Two-Face), Jim Carrey (Riddler), Nicole Kidman (Dr. Chase Meridian) and Chris O''Donnell (Robin) star in the third spectacular film in Warner Bros. Batman series. Joel Schumacher The Client directs and Tim Burton co-produces this thrill-ride of a movie that thunders along on Batmobile, Batwing, Batboat, Batsub and bold heroics. Hang on! Batman and Robin Cryogenic scientist gone wrong, Mr. Freeze wants to turn Gotham City into a frozen wasteland. Poison Ivy has revenge on her mind after a toxic run-in with a Wayne Enterprises scientist. While she has designs on Mr. Freeze, his cold heart is only consumed by his demented plans. With the addition of Batgirl, the dynamic duo become a trio. Will Gotham survive?'
'This film adaptation of GREASE is the zippy smash hit translation from the Broadway musical tribute to the fabulous 1950s. As a new school year begins, wholesome Australian exchange student Sandy (pop star Olivia Newton-John) and duck-tailed, leather-jacketed Danny (John Travolta) parlay their summertime romance into an on-and-off attraction that may or may not cross clique lines. Sandy seriously cramps Danny''s style, so he dumps her. In response, Sandy begins dating a wholesome athlete, but, as a hedge, she also joins the gum-chewin'', tough-talkin'' clique known as the Pink Ladies. One of the most beloved musicals of all time, the popular soundtrack includes ''You''re the One that I Want,'' ''Hopelessly Devoted to You,'' ''Sandy,'' ''Summer Nights,'' and the title tune. GREASE was a phenomenon when it was released in 1978, taking the box office by storm and the soundtrack album topped the charts. John Travoltawho had broken free from supporting roles in the previous year''s SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERcemented his reputation as one of Hollywood''s most bankable stars and Olivia Newton-John''s recording career benefitted immeasurably from the success of the film, but GREASE''s appeal has yet to wane, as it has been loved by every successive generation in the decades that have passed since.'
'Titles Comprise: Generations: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the crew of Enterprise-D rescue a physicist named Soran. Unbeknownst to Picard, Soran harbors a deadly plan that includes the destruction of the Enterprise and millions of lives. Now Picard''s only hope for a future rests within in the Nexus and a legendary captain from the past. First Contact: They call themselves the Borg - a half-organic, half machine collective with a sole purpose: to conquer and assimilate all races. Led by their seductive and sadistic queen (Alice Krige), the Borg are headed to Earth with a devious plan to alter history. Insurrection: From the beginning of the Federation, the Prime Directive was clear: no Starfleet expedition may interfere with the natural development of other civilizations. But now Picard is confronted with orders that undermine that decree and must rebel against Starfleet to lead the insurrection to preserve Paradise. Nemesis: Captain Jean-Luc Picard and the Enterprise-E crew find themselves on a diplomatic mission to initiate peace with the Romulans. Learning that the Romulans have undergone a political upheaval and their new Praetor, Shinzon, wants to discuss a peace treaty with the Federation, Picard and his crew must investigate the situation and determine Shinzon''s sincerity. But they learn that not only is the new Praetor not a Romulan at all but a native of Romulus'' sister planet Remus, they also find that he is a human replica of Picard, originally bio-engineered by the Romulans to be substituted for the captain as a weapon against the Federation. Now, Picard and his crew must determine if the Romulans truly desire a peace treaty, or if they have other plans in mind'
'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'