Prayer Of The Bone is a special episode filmed in and around Austin, Texas, USA.Tony finds himself a fish out of water when hes invited to Texas as an expert witness in a case of family annihilation. Known drug addict and Iraq combat vet Darius Wade has confessed to brutally slaughtering his wife and two young children. His defence team claim that Darius traumatic experiences in war have left him with PTSD, and he committed his crime while hallucinating a mitigating factor that should spare him the death penalty.The prosecution want Tony to join with them in proving that Darius supposed PTSD is a fraud, especially in light of a rape crime he committed while stationed in the UK a crime for which Tony interviewed him but for which he escaped justice because the US Air Force whisked him home.Alone in a strange country, surrounded by hostile lawyers and police, Tony finds himself at the centre of a maelstrom of competing legal and political interests. Hes insulted, threatened, framed and physically attacked and meanwhile his doubts grow about the case.Nobody is quite what they seem. And everyone has a vested interest in Darius. Everyone, that is, except Darius himself, who seems peculiarly determined to die.Special Features:Printable ScriptInterviewsPhoto Gallery
After realtor, Peter Klaven (Paul Rudd), builds up the courage and pops the question to his girl friend Zooey (Rashida Jones), he is overjoyed with happiness. Although, it soon comes to Peters attention that he has no friends worthy of being his best man, in fact, he doesnt have many friends at all. Peter quickly sets out on a mission to find a friend, going on Friend dates set up by his family. However, he finds no one worthy of being a best man, that is until he meets Sydney Fife (Jason Segal) at an open house viewing. Sydney is a laid back, straight-talking guy and despite their clash in personalities they quickly hit it off. Soon enough they begin to spend lots of time together, but Peters new found friendship has leaves Zooey feeling jealous. As Peter and Zooeys relationship begins to feel the strain, can Peter maintain his friendship with Sydney? Hilarious bro-mance with a great supporting cast including a side-splitting cameo from Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk, King of Queens).
'Blind twenty-something Danny has plenty going for him he''s smart, witty, intelligent and handsome, and he won''t let his lack of sight get him down. But he''s still waiting to find true love or any kind of love. And while his crude brother (Eddie Kaye Thomas, American Pie) sets about helping him lose his virginity, by arranging a legion of hysterically disastrous blind dates, Danny, played by Star Trek''s latest incarnation of Captain Kirk, Chris Pine, is looking for someone to share his life with. Leeza (Anjali Jay) a pretty young East Indian nurse could just be the one, but lifes never that straightforward.'
'The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew''s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. In the midst of an incredible journey full of optimism, intrigue, comedy and cosmic peril, the new recruits must find a way to stop an evil being whose mission of vengeance threatens all of mankind.The fate of the galaxy rests in the hands of bitter rivals born worlds apart. One, James Tiberius Kirk (Chris Pine), a delinquent, thrill-seeking Iowa farm boy, a natural-born leader in search of a cause. The other, Spock (Zachary Quinto), grows up on the planet Vulcan, an outcast due to his half-human background, which makes him susceptible to the volatile emotions that Vulcans have long lived without, and yet an ingenious, determined student, who will become the first of his kind accepted into the Starfleet Academy.Kirk and Spock could not be more different. Yet, in their quest to figure out who they really are and what they have to give to the world, they soon become competitive cadets-in-training. With their drastically opposite styles, one driven by fiery passion, the other by rigorous logic, they also become defiant, contentious adversaries, each equally unimpressed with the other, each going all out to be among the special few chosen to join the crew of the most advanced starship ever created, the U.S.S. Enterprise.The crew is headed by Captain Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). Joining him are the ship''s Medical Officer Leonard Bones McCoy (Karl Urban) the man who will become the ship''s Chief Engineer, Montgomery Scotty Scott (Simon Pegg) Communications Officer Uhura (Zoe Saldana) experienced Helmsman Sulu (John Cho) and the 17-year-old whiz kid Chekov (Anton Yelchin). All will face a harrowing first test that will set in motion the loyalty, camaraderie, daring and good humor that will bind them forever.In the midst of it all, Kirk and Spock will come face-to-face with an undeniable destiny: a need to forge an unlikely but powerful partnership, enabling them to lead their crew to boldly go where no one has gone before.Special Features:A New Vision - Every aspect of production - from unique locations to the use of classic Hollywood camera tricksCommentary - By director J.J. Abrams, writers Robert Orci and Alex KurtzmanGag Reel - Bloopers featuring the entire principal cast'
'After serving a 40 year prison term, Coffin Joe is finally released. Back on the streets, the sadistic undertaker is set upon fulfilling the goal which sent him to jail in the first place: find a woman who can give him the perfect child. During his search throughout the city of Sao Paulo he leaves behind a trail of horror, coming up against supernatural laws and folk superstitions. Embodiment of Evil is the third film of the Coffin Joe trilogy which began with the classic At Midnight I''ll Take Your Soul (1964) and This Night I''ll Possess Your Corpse (1967).'
'Kung fu kid Jay seems destined for a life of perfecting his ancient skills in the local martial arts school. But when he displeases his four crazy masters by not pretending to be hurt by their feeble punches, he is expelled. Out on his own, he quickly realises that his lightning fast reflexes and super-human eye are good for more than just fighting - they are tailor made for shooting amazing aerial hoops. It is not long before he''s starting in the college team and helping them home-in on the championship. But despite his incredible abilities, he faces a challenge to fit in with his envious team-mates, impress the girl of his dreams and defeat his cheating, backboard abusing arch enemies. From the action director of Shaolin Soccer, Curse of the Golden Flower and House of Flying Daggers, Kung Fu Dunk is breathless, non-stop kung fu style B-Ball from start to finish!'
A struggling young writer, Nicholas Whistler, is sent on a seemingly innocent commercial assignment behind the Iron Curtain. On his arrival in Prague, everyone - including his beautiful chauffeuse, Vlasta - believes the Czech-speaking Nicholas to be a spy. It takes much time and adventure for him to realise it, but when he eventually discovers that he has been plunged into the world of international espionage, he is numb with horror. With his contacts gone, he is on his own, and must escape arrest and flee to England. But the secret police are close behind him
Television drama based on the novel by Frederick Forsyth. When KGB officer Colonel Orlov (Robert Foxworth) defects to the West during a NATO exercise, Sam McCready (Alan Howard) and his secret service colleague Dennis Gaunt (Peter Egan) suspect that he has in fact been set up as a decoy, and that another officer is the real agent.
In 1978, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco city council, becoming the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California. One year later, he and Mayor George Moscone were shot and killed by Milks fellow council member, former police officer Dan White, The Times of Harvey Milk recreates the tumultuous story of Milks grass-roots political organizing and election, through the shocking murders and their repercussions - from the eloquent candle-light memorial joined by tens of thousands of San Franciscans on the evening of the assassinations, to the angry mobs who stormed City Hall in the aftermath of the lenient sentence White received at his murder trial. Includes extras....Special Features:None Listed
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.
Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck s powerful and ambitious follow-up to their startlingly assured feature debut (the Oscar-nominated HALF NELSON). But just as their first film was not your average high school drama, nor is SUGAR even close to being just another American sports movie. Miguel Sugar Santos (Algenis Perez Soto) realises his opportunity to achieve the American Dream, when he is picked to enter a US rookie academy and given a chance to play in the major league. But thoughts of success, fame and celebrity are thwarted by the reality of his situation. Increasingly isolated, he has to decide whether to continue on the path that is expected of him, or breakout and discover his own place in the world. Featuring a remarkable performance by Algenis Perez Soto, SUGAR is an original and provocative portrait of the modern-day immigrant experience by two of America s most distinctive young filmmakers. SPECIAL FEATURES: Interviews with directors and cast.
Internationally acclaimed novelist Paul Auster ( New York Trilogy , The Book of Illusions , Man in the Dark ) explores the art of writing in the darkly comical THE INNER LIFE OF MARTIN FROST. Having completed his fourth novel, Martin Frost accepts the invitation of friends to spend a few weeks in their vacant country house. On his first morning there, he awakes to find the beautiful and mysterious Claire Martin lying next to him. Intrigued by her presence, Martin finds himself compelled to write a new story. But as he progresses, he realises that his and Claire s fate are bound up in the tale he is telling. Employing the wit and intelligence of his literary work, and featuring excellent performances by David Thewlis (THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS), Irne Jacob (THREE COLOURS: RED) and Michael Imperioli (THE SOPRANOS), Auster s third film (after BLUE IN THE FACE and LULU ON THE BRIDGE) is both a mystery and a fascinating portrait of an artist and his muse.
'Festive spin-off comedy drama and follow up to the ITV series and specials ''Christmas Lights'' (2004), ''Northern Lights'' (2006) and ''City Lights'' (2007) starring Robson Green and Mark Benton as feuding neighbours Colin and Howie. When Howie is selected to represent the UK at the World Santa Champions in Lithuania, despite the negative spirit he has embraced since his marriage collapsed, the two begin a dispute over who makes a better Santa Claus. However, after much effort, Howie convinces Colin to accompany him dressed as an elf. Filled with doubt in his abilities, Howie''s performance in the games gets worse every round and it is up to Colin to help his friend to win the competition and get his life back on track.'
'Quiet Chaos is what Pietro Paladini has felt in his heart ever since his wife''s sudden death. Pietro is a successful executive, happily married and father of a 10-year old daughter, Claudia. One day, after having saved the lives of two women who were drowning, he arrives home only to discover his wife has suddenly died. From that moment on his life changes radically. Pietro takes Claudia to school on her first day back and decides spontaneously to wait for her until classes are over. He sits in his car, wanders in the park and has coffee at a nearby cafe. He decides to do the same the following day and the days after that. Pietro waits each day for the pain to arrive. His bosses, fellow workers and relatives all come to console him but end up confiding their own pain and difficulties, surrendering to his incomprehensible calm.Gradually, Pietro begins to look at the world through new eyes. In the end, it is through his love for his daughter that Pietro finds the key to a kind of spiritual rebirth and emerges from this journey with a newfound love of life.'
'TWILIGHT, based on the acclaimed novel by Stephenie Meyer, is the highly-anticipated movie of the ultimate forbidden love affair between a vampire and mortal. Boasting a whole host of bright young talent including Robert Pattinson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Kristen Stewart (Into The Wild, What Just Happened) and Cam Gigandet (Never Back Down, The O.C.), the screenplay is written by Melissa Rosenberg (Step Up, The O.C.) and directed by the Award-winning filmmaker Catherine Hardwicke (Lords of Dogtown, Thirteen). Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) has always been a little bit different, never caring about fitting in with the trendy girls at her Phoenix high school. When her mother remarries and sends Bella to live with her father in the rainy little town of Forks, Washington, she doesnt expect much of anything to change. Then she meets the mysterious and dazzlingly beautiful Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), a boy unlike any shes ever met. Intelligent and witty, he sees straight into her soul. Soon, Bella and Edward are swept up in a passionate and decidedly unorthodox romance. Edward can run faster than a mountain lion, he can stop a moving car with his bare hands and he hasnt aged since 1918. Like all vampires, hes immortal. But he doesnt have fangs, and he doesnt drink human blood, as Edward and his family are unique among vampires in their lifestyle choice. To Edward, Bella is that thing he has waited 90 years for a soul mate. But the closer they get, the more Edward must struggle to resist the primal pull of her scent, which could send him into an uncontrollable frenzy. But what will they do when Laurent (Edi Gathegi) and James (Cam Gigandet), the Cullens mortal vampire enemies, come to town, looking for Bella? EXTRAS over 2 hours of additional material Audio commentary The Adventure Begins The Journey from page to screen A conversation with Stephanie Meyer The Comic-Con phenomenon Deleted scenes (with director introduction) Extended scenes (with director introduction) Video: Muse performing Supermassive Black Hole Video: Decod by Paramore UK premiere footage (exclusive to UK) Theatrical trailer Theatrical TV spots Becoming Edward Becoming Bella Catherine Hardwickes Vampire Kiss montage Edwards piano concert Music: The heartbeat of Twilight Catherine Hardwickes Bellas Lullaby Remix music videoSpecial Features:A conversation with Stephanie MeyerBecoming BellaBecoming EdwardCatherine Hardwicke''s ''Bella''s Lullaby Remix'' music videoCatherine Hardwicke''s Vampire Kiss montageDeleted scenes (with director introduction)Edward''s piano concertExtended scenes (with director introduction)Music: The heartbeat of TwilightThe Comic-Con phenomenonTheatrical trailerTheatrical TV spotsUK premiere footage (exclusive to UK)Video: ''Decode'' by ''Paramore''Video: ''Muse'' performing ''Supermassive Black Hole'''
Eighteen year old loveable underdog Ian (Zuckerman) is the last American Virgin or thats how it feels to him! Hes always the best friend, but never the boyfriend! However, when he takes matters into his own hands he meets Ms Tasty (Bowden) over the internet and she offers to go all the way with him if he goes all the way in his brothers (Marsden) prized possession Judge to her! Ian and Lance, his sex geek godof a mate (Duke) with surprise passenger, BFF Felicia (Crew) take the journey from Chicago to Knoxville in the stolen GTO with a few unexpected and hilarious pit stops along the way! Car trouble, an encounter with the Amish, where sarcastic Ezekial (Green) opens their eyes to a great Amish tradition called Rumspringa, the discovery of peppermint fatties, to brushes with the law, a disgruntled husband and one angry brother in hot pursuit will the guys survive all the unforeseen twists and turns of the bumpy road to adulthood?! SEX DRIVE also features a special performance by FALL OUT BOY of I Dont Care - their lead single off their new album
'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.'
'It''s 1968. Gangster has come to work for Freddie Mays, the Butcher of Mayfair, and he''s enjoying his job. He likes the money, the girls, the suits, the power, the violence. And Gangster is good at what he does, very good. He frightens people and he''s going to frighten Freddie Mays.When rival gang boss Lennie Taylor hatches a plot to kill Freddie and take over his territory, Gangster finds out about it and puts together a plan which will take out Lennie and Freddie at the same time. With Lennie dead and Freddie inside, Gangster finds himself alone at the top with only one way to go.Gangster No. 1 is the story of a deadly battle of wills played out by a gangland leader and a young man who emulates him to the point of psychosis and beyond. It is brutal, savage, compelling and utterly unmissable!'
'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?'
'Eragon: Experience the legendary journey of Eragon, a unique and spectacular fantasy adventure that follows one boy''s journey of self discovery, conflict and destiny in his quest to become a dragon rider and fight for good against the forces of evil. A magical ride with broad appeal. The Dark Is Rising: Filled with magical characters, thrilling action and spectacular visual effects, The Dark Is Rising is an epic fantasy adventure the whole family will love! During Christmas break from school, a seemingly typical teenager discovers he''s anything but ordinary. As the seventh son of a seventh son, Will Stanton is The Seeker a chosen warrior destined to restore the delicate earthly balance between Light and Dark. Guided by ancient protectors of the Light, young Will must travel through time to gather the hidden signs that hold the ultimate power to protect the world. Jumper: From the director of The Bourne Identity and Mr. & Mrs. Smith comes the evolution of extreme - a high-powered shot of adrenaline that stretches the very limits of imagination.Next stop: Anywhere! David Rice is a young man who knows no boundaries - a Jumper, born with the uncanny ability to teleport instantly to any place on Earth. When he discovers others like himself, David is thrust into the midst of an ancient war while being hunted by a bloodthirsty band of zealots sworn to destroy all Jumpers.Now, David''s extraordinary gift may be his only hope for survival!'
'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.'
'Titles Comprise:Wanted: 25-year-old Wes (James McAvoy) was the most disaffected, cube-dwelling drone the planet had ever known. His boss chewed him out hourly, his girlfriend ignored him routinely and his life plodded on interminably. Everyone was certain this disengaged slacker would amount to nothing. There was little else for Wes to do but wile away the days and die in his slow, clock punching rut. Until he met a woman named Fox (Angelina Jolie).After his estranged father is murdered, the deadly sexy Fox recruits Wes into the Fraternity, a secret society that trains Wes to avenge his dad''s death by unlocking his dormant powers. As she teaches him how to develop lightning-quick reflexes and phenomenal agility, Wes discovers this team lives by an ancient, unbreakable code: carry out the death orders given by fate itself.The Incredible Hulk: The explosive, action-packed adventure in one of the all-time most popular superhero sagas unfolds with a cure in reach for the world''s most primal force of fury: The Incredible Hulk. We find scientist Bruce Banner (Edward Norton) living in shadows, scouring the planet for an antidote. But the warmongers who dream of abusing his powers won''t leave him alone, nor will his need to be with the only woman he has ever loved, Betty Ross (Liv Tyler).Upon returning to civilization, our brilliant doctor is ruthlessly pursued by The Abomination - a nightmarish beast of pure adrenaline and aggression whose powers match The Hulk''s own. A fight of comic-book proportions ensues as Banner must call upon the hero within to rescue New York City from total destruction...'
'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.'
'This intense contemporary Western by award-winning young UK/Bengali filmmaker Sadik Ahmed takes place in a remote village of Bangladesh and features breathtaking locations, and leading Bangladeshi theatre actors in a story of passion, jalousy and revenge. The original set, purpose built, is the largest open air set ever built in Bangladesh. A fully functioning town and market place reminiscent of the ghost towns of the Wild West is populated by local characters, market stall holders and street orphans. The fields beyond are coloured with water buffalo, monkeys and crows. The rhythm of the drum beats as dawn rises over the marshland. The celebrations are beginning, it is independence day... A mysterious man dressed as a private guard and armed with a rifle arrives in the town of Doulthapur. This stranger, Kala, soon finds himself caught up in the midst of a bitter and feuding com- munity. The Chairman, seductive, venal and ruthless putports to represent and defend his people - but one man stands in his way - Thakur, the local Hindu landlord, driven by his own manic obsession to commerate his family by reclaiming all land on which loans are unpaid. Kala and his gun become a vital asset that each side must have. Broke and hungry, Kala begins to bargain with them. He''ll take their money but what he wants is information. He has his own mission that brought him here, to find his father, the man who raped his mother, and take revenge.'
Academy Award nominee Will Smith (2006, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, The Pursuit of Happyness) stars as Ben Thomas, a man at a crossroads searching for a way to redeem his heavy conscience. He discovers he has the power to change the circumstances of seven strangers who deserve a second chance. But when one of them captures his heart, he must decide if he should reveal his secret - even if it means giving up on his plan. From the creators of The Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds is an emotionally charged, captivating mystery with a soulful, tender love story and a tearful but joyfully inspiring ending
'What do you do when you''re hit by a quarter-life crisis ? At first fancying himself an enigmatic poet , twentysomething Art gradually realises that he must take action if he''s going to escape his life as a struggling musician. The answer comes within the pages of a self-help book entitled It''s Not Your Fault . Not content to just draw inspiration from its pages, Art invites the elderly author of the book to live with him and his parents, sparking off a painfully funny journey into dysfunction but towards fulfilment. Starring Robert Pattinson (Twilight, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) as neurotic musician Art, How To Be is a timely take on extended adolescence, frustrated creativity and the self-help phenomenon. This wry relationship comedy is directed by Oliver Irving from his own screenplay with contributions from Johnny White and Joe Hastings.Special Features:Audio CommentaryExtended Scenes (26 Minutes)How To Make How To Be'
'The Magnificent Seven: Academy Award Winner Yul Brynner stars in the landmark western that launched the film careers of Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson and James Coburn. Tired of being ravaged by an army of marauding bandits, the residents of a small Mexican village seek help from seven American gunfighters. The only problem? It''s seven against 50! Also featuring Eli Wallach and Robert Vaughn, and set against Elmer Bernstein''s Oscar Nominated score. The Big Country: One of Hollywood''s greatest directors teams with a cast of incredible screen legends for this bold, sweeping tale of a ship''s captain who ventures west to find a hotbed of jealousy, hatred and dangerous rivalries. As the reluctant hero is thrust into the maelstrom, he must summon all of his resolve to save not only his own life, but also the life of the woman he loves. Four time Academy Award winner William Wyler directs this action-packed adventure that triumphs as a work of art. Starring Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, Jean Simmons, Chuck Connors and Burl Ives (in an Oscar winning performance), this magnificently entertaining epic will take your breath away with unbridled suspense, exhilarating excitement and explosive drama on a grand scale. The Long Riders: Jesse James and his gang of outlaws ride again in this extraordinary western that pulsates with hard-driving action and electrifying drama. Four sets of acclaimed actor brothers - Dennis and Randy Quaid. Stacy and James Keach, Christopher and Nicholas Guest and Keith, Robert and David Carradine - each depict real-life siblings in emotionally charged portrayals of the Old West''s legendary bandits. The notorious James-Younger gang is the most famous group of outlaws in the country, robbing banks, trains and stage coaches with a sense of daring that makes them folk heroes throughout the land. But when the mighty Pinkerton detective agency swears to back them down, these criminals must face an awesome enemy that will stop at nothing to see them behind bars... or dead! Only through the strength of their loyalty and blood ties can the outlaws hope to survive the brutal pursuits unexpected betrayals and blistering showdowns that mark the end of their dangerous ride.'
'Adapted from Anne Michael''s acclaimed prose-poem novel, FUGITIVE PIECES is a harrowing and haunting tale of Holocaust survival and personal awakening. The film opens in Poland, as young Jakob Berr (Robbie Kay) is hidden away just before German soldiers storm into his Jewish family''s home. After watching his parents murdered and his sister dragged away to an uncertain fate, Jakob flees and hides in the woods. He is discovered by a kindly Greek archaeologist, Athos (Rade Sherbedgia), who smuggles the sickly Jakob back to his own island home and hides him for the rest of the war. Years later, having moved to Canada, the grownup Jakob (Stephen Dillane) has become a writer struggling to articulate his childhood horrors, haunted by the mystery of his sister''s fate. But after his troubled emotions lead to the breakup of his marriage to the free-spirited Alex (Rosamund Pike), Jakob must exorcise the ghosts of his past if he is to close a traumatic chapter of his life and find beauty in the present.'
'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.'
'The Class of 2009 is headed up by the beautiful and mysterious Effy (Kaya Scodelario), returning as the new queen bee her best friend Pandora (Lisa Backwell) is sweet and kooky and keeps the new gang together.Twins Katie (Megan Prescott) and Emily (Kathryn Prescott) are pulling in different directions. One wants to shed her identity as a twin and gain social status while the other hangs on, crippled by shyness. Naomi, (Lily Loveless) a beautiful idealist who is passionate, political and principled completes the girls.The guys are led by the irrepressible and irresponsible Cook (Jack O''Connell - This is England, Eden Lake), the daring and charismatic leader of the gang. His best mates sometimes despair, sometimes struggle to keep up, but are always there for him when he needs them. Freddie (Luke Pasqualino) skateboards, smokes weed and loves his mates. JJ aka Jonah Jeremiah Jones (Ollie Barbieri), is a master illusionist and also their strategist - together they get in, and just about out of numerous scrapes in their scheme to succeed. Finally there''s Thomas (Merveille Lukeba) who has travelled from the Congo to set up home for his family, and has to find his feet in strange new surroundings. Together the gang bond as they compete against each another, fight one another, and fall in and out of love and lust.'
'Shifty is an action packed 24 hours in the life of a young crack cocaine dealer on the outskirts of London. The sudden return home of his best friend sets in motion a chain of events that see Shiftys life quickly spiral out of control. Stalked by a customer desperate to score at all costs and with his family about to turn their back on him for good, Shifty must out-run and out-smart a rival drug dealer intent on setting him up. As his long time friend Chris, confronts the dark past he left behind him, Shifty is forced to face up to the violent future he''s heading fast towards.'
MESRINE: KILLER INSTINCT introduces us to Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel), a loyal son and dedicated soldier back home and living with his parents after serving in the Algerian War. Handsome and charming, he is soon seduced by the neon glamour of sixties Paris and the easy money it presents. Mentored by Guido (Grard Depardieu) Mesrine soon moves swiftly up the criminal ladder, choosing the high risk life of a gangster over the honest life of the hard working family. After pulling off an audacious heist he and his lover Jeanne (Cecile de France), flee to Canada where the opportunity of one big payout lures him out of hiding and propels him towards international notoriety. The incredible and brutal story of Jacques Mesrine (Vincent Cassel) continues in MESRINE: PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1. Now back in France, Mesrine is finally in police custody and facing justice for his crimes but he is soon on the run once again. After escaping a courtroom and kidnapping the judge at gunpoint, Mesrine is declared Public Enemy Number One and is eventually condemned to a maximum security prison where he writes his first memoirs, establishing himself as a household name and anti-hero across France. Mesrine stages another daring escape and disappears into the lawless underworld, taunting the police and reinventing himself as a celebrity criminal through his savvy manipulation of the media. After such a monumental rise, comes the inevitable fall as the detectives close in, bringing the life of Jacques Mesrine to a full bloody circle.
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.
'Adaptation of the classic novel by Emily Bronte starring Tom Hardy and Charlotte Riley as the ill-fated Heathcliff and Cathy. Devoted companions from childhood when Cathy''s family took him in, the love between Heathcliff and Cathy grows as they become older, but the pair are always kept apart by circumstances out of their control. When Cathy dies unexpectedly during childbirth, Heathcliff''s pain is too much to bear and he sets out on a path to his own destruction.'
For the very forst time anywhere in the world in glorious1080p High definition and in its original aspect ratio The Black Shield of Falworth, starring Tony Curtis & Janet Leigh was Universal-Internationals first feature in CinemaScope.In one of his earliest and most dashing performances, a young Tony Curtis pursues his real-life bride Janet Leigh, while defending the British throne in this swashbuckling saga filled with jousts, jests and medieval super heroics.The setting is England in the reign of King Henry IV, Miles (Curtis) is a headstrong, handsome peasant determined to learn the name of his slain father and discover his true heritage. His fiery ambition and swift sword lead him to the majestic MacWorth castle. There he must compete for both knighthood as well as the hand of the fair Lady Anne (Leigh), but her love is claimed by the evil, conniving Sir Walter Blount. All the while the English throne is being challenged to the death from sinister forces within.Soon the fate of the realm, and his beloved Lady Anne, will depend upon his martial skill, but not before Miles must unlock the secret of his own shocking, mysterious identity. With its outstanding supporting cast and dazzling set design this is truly an epic tale of which legends are made!Starring the ever charismatic, multi-award winning Tony Curtis (Some like It Hot, Smell of Sweet Success, The Defiant Ones), the Oscar nominated Janet Leigh (Psycho, The Manchurian Candidate) and directed by the Oscar nominated cinematographer Rudolph Mat.
'Bill Cosby was already a presence on television for much of the 1960s and ''70s, but in 1984 he debuted his new series, THE COSBY SHOW. It went on to become one of the most popular shows on television. On the program, Cosby plays Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable who, along with his wife Claire (Phylicia Rashad), an attorney, struggles to balance the challenges of their successful careers with the demands of their five children. Cosby''s goal with the show is to present a positive view of a regular, middle-class, and successful African-American family. As the years have passed, audiences have been able to watch the children grow up and face life''s obstacles in a way that is realistic yet always marked by Cosby''s mischievous humour. This collection presents all episodes from the fourth series of one of television''s most groundbreaking sitcoms.Special Features:None Listed'
Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster deliver knockout Oscar Winning performances in this shocking, powerful thriller. This terrifying masterpiece of suspense garnered five Academy Awards including Best Director and the coveted Best Picture. A psychopath known only as Buffalo Bill is kidnapping and murdering young women across the Midwest. Believing it takes one to know one, the FBI send in Agent Clarice Starling to interview an insane prisoner who may provide psychological Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Brilliant yet psychotic, with a taste for cannibalism, Lecter will only help Starling in exchange for details and secrets about her own complicated life. This twisted relationship forces Starling not only to face her own inner demons, but leads her face-to-face with a demented killer, an incarnation of evil so overwhelming, she may not have the courage or strength to stop him. Horrific, disturbing, spellbinding. This thriller set the standard by which all others are measured.
'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'
'12 Rounds: When New Orleans police detective Danny Fisher (WWE''s John Cena) stops a brilliant theif from getting away with a multi-million dollar heist, the thief''s girlfriend is accidentally killed. After escaping from prison, the criminal mastermind enacts his revenge, taunting Danny with 12 rounds of near-impossible puzzles and tasks that he must somehow complete to save the life of the woman he loves. With scenes not seen in cinemas. The Marine: A non-stop action packed movie, with high quality stunts and big no-nonsense explosions. A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharge marine who goes on a chase through the swamps of South Carolina to retrieve her. Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia: ESCAPE IS ONLY THE BEGINNING... Starring Joe Manganiello (Spider-Man) and WWE''s Mr. Kennedy, this thrilling action-packed sequel delivers an all-new level of excitement! In the jungles of Colombia, there''s nowhere to run... forcing a covert team of U.S. Navy SEALs to make their own solutions in this riveting and explosive new film that takes the Behind Enemy Lines franchise into bold new territory! Colombia is in chaos, caught in a bitter war between its government and insurgent guerillas.While on a secret mission to observe a meeting between the two factions, the SEALs suddenly find themselves framed for the murder of leaders from both sides! Now, abandoned by their own government, the group must survive long enough to prove their innocence and prevent the brutal war from spilling over the border. Walking Tall: In Walking Tall, Dwayne The Rock Johnson plays Chris Vaughn, a retired soldier who returns to his hometown to make a new life for himself, only to discover his wealthy high school rival, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), has closed the once-prosperous lumber mill and turned the town''s resources towards his own criminal gains. The place Chris grew up is now overrun with crime, drugs, and violence. Enlisting the help of his old pal Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), Chris gets elected sheriff and vows to shut down Hamilton''s operations. His actions endanger his family and threaten his own life, but Chris refuses to back down until his hometown once again feels like home.'
'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,'
With his father fighting at the front and his mother working in a London munitions factory, 16-year old Tom Grattan is sent to stay with relatives in rural Yorkshire for the duration of the First World War. Once at the Kirkbys farm he is set to work in the fields, making his own quiet contribution to the war effort. But Tom is introduced to much more than unfamiliar country ways. Along with the Kirkbys daughter, Julia, he encounters espionage, kidnapping, robbery and sabotage, and also faces more complex dilemmas not least when German prisoners of war working at the nearby quarry become the target for angry attacks by local people who have lost loved ones at the front. Whilst the war is fought on the remote battlefields of Europe, its consequences are all too real for Tom and his new friends.
In a sleepy seaside resort of the South of France, Mellie, a beautiful young woman (Marlene Jobert: To Catch a Spy) is stalked and then raped by a mysterious masked assailant. She shoots him dead soon afterwards and dumps his corpse in the sea. When the body is recovered, American military officer Dobbs (Charles Bronson: The Dirty Dozen, Death Wish) accuses Mellie of the murder -- and of stealing the U.S. Army money that the rapist had been carrying with him This genuine nailbiter is an adaptation of a novel by acclaimed mystery writer Sbastien Japrisot.
'Five films from the hugely popular sci-fi franchise. In ''The Fly'' (1958), a scientist (David Hedison) is obsessed with developing a molecular matter transmitter. When he attempts to test the invention himself, he is unwittingly joined by a companion - a fly that has sneaked into the transportation pod with him. The consequences of the experiment soon become clear, as the scientist begins to take on fly-like characteristics. ''Return of the Fly'' (1959) sees the original scientist''s son reconstructing the matter transporter which turned his father into an insect, with the young man''s experiments leading him down the same insectoid path. In ''Curse of the Fly'' (1965) the plot again revolves around the Delambre family, although this time it is the scientist''s grandson, Henri Delambre (Brian Donlevy), who becomes obsessed with transporter experiments to the dismay of his two sons, who want to live normal lives and forget about their grandfather''s invention. Henri''s oldest son, Martin (George Baker), marries a young woman who just escaped from a mental hospital. After Martin''s new wife discovers a closet filled with deranged humans left over from failed teleportation experiments, the police are called and Henri attempts to flee using the infamous transporter. ''The Fly'' (1986) is the Oscar-winning remake of the 1958 horror classic. Scientist Seth Brundle (Jeff Goldblum), experimenting with transmitting matter uses himself as a guinea-pig, unaware that a fly has got into the machinery. As he embarks on a relationship with Veronica Quaife (Geena Davis), the journalist covering his project, his body slowly begins to take on fly-like characteristics. ''The Fly 2'' (1989) is the sequel to the 1986 movie. Dr Seth Brundle is no more, but he has left behind a gruesome legacy: the teleportation device which transformed him into a human fly, and a son, Martin (Matthew Moore/Harley Cross). Infected with his father''s insect metabolism, Martin''s growth is hugely accelerated, and he is soon a fully grown man (Eric Stoltz). When he discovers the remains of his father''s experiment, Martin decides to pick up where Seth left off.'
'Having to spend Christmas apart was always going to be difficult for new boyfriends Nathan and Gunn. After all, Nathan has to spend the festive season with his distant, cold Mum and Dad and Gunn is going to have to go right back in the closet to survive the holidays with his wacky parents. But when Nathan surprises everyone by turning up unannounced on the doorstep Gunn is forced to juggle his desperate charade whilst curbing the couple''s ever-growing desire to be in each other''s arms. It soon becomes clear that he is going to have to make a tough call - come out of that Christmas closet or spend this vacation a virgin! A worldwide festival hit with a heart of gold and filled with bright, witty dialogue, Make The Yuletide Gay is one holiday treat you will want to savour many times over.'
'A collection of six feature-length television dramas based on the works of Frederick Forsyth. David Threlfall stars in ''A Casualty of War'' (1989) as Tom Rowse, a retired British secret service agent attempting to foil a Libyan plot to supply the IRA with a massive shipment of high-tech weapons. Beau Bridges stars in ''Just Another Secret'' (1989) as Jack Grant, an American intelligence agent who uncovers a plot to assassinate Soviet President Gorbachev in the dying days of the cold war. In ''Pride and Extreme Prejudice'' (1990), Alan Howard assumes his regular role as British secret agent Sam McCready, who, having been blacklisted by the KGB, sends his old friend and MI6 colleague Bruno Morenz (Brian Dennehy) to East Germany to broker a crucial deal on his behalf. However, unbeknown to Sam, Bruno is teetering dangerously on the verge of a mental breakdown after finding out that his girlfriend has been unfaithful, and his actions threaten to endanger both their lives as Sam is forced to follow him into forbidden territory. In ''A Little Piece of Sunshine'' (1990), the idyllic and almost-forgotten island of Sunshine, hitherto under British rule, is set to become independent. However, in the run-up to the island''s presidential elections the British governor of the island is shot and killed. The British secret service is called in to investigate, and Sam McCready (Alan Howard) delegates the case to Scotland Yard''s Desmond Hannah (Larry Lamb). Lauren Bacall co-stars as the governor''s widow, Lady Beatrix Coltrane. Alan Howard reprises his role as McCready in ''Death Has a Bad Reputation'' (1990). When McCready''s son is seriously injured in a terrorist attack, he breaks all the rules in his efforts to bring internationally-renowned terrorist Carlos the Jackal (Tony Lo Bianco) to justice. In ''The Price of the Bride'' (1990), KGB officer Colonel Orlov (Robert Foxworth) defects to the West during a NATO exercise, leading Sam McCready (Howard) and his secret service colleague Dennis Gaunt (Peter Egan) to suspect that Orlov has in fact been set up as a decoy, and that another officer is the real agent.'
'HBO''s hit series A GAME OF THRONES is based on George R. R. Martin''s internationally bestselling series A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, the greatest fantasy epic of the modern age. A DANCE WITH DRAGONS is the fifth volume in the series. The future of the Seven Kingdoms hangs in the balance. In the east, Daenerys, last scion of House Targaryen, her dragons grown to terrifying maturity, rules as queen of a city built on dust and death, beset by enemies. Now that her whereabouts are known many are seeking Daenerys and her dragons. Among them the dwarf, Tyrion Lannister, who has escaped King''s Landing with a price on his head, wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of his nephew, King Joffrey. But not before killing his hated father, Lord Tywin. To the north lies the great Wall of ice and stone - a structure only as strong as those guarding it. Eddard Stark''s bastard son Jon Snow has been elected the 998th Lord Commander of the Night''s Watch, but he has enemies both in the Watch and beyond the Wall, where the wildling armies are massing for an assault. On all sides bitter conflicts are reigniting, played out by a grand cast of outlaws and priests, soldiers and skinchangers, nobles and slaves. The tides of destiny will inevitably lead to the greatest dance of all...'
'Christopher, fifteen years old, stands beside Mrs Shears'' dead dog. It has been speared with a garden fork, it is seven minutes after midnight and Christopher is under suspicion. He records each fact in the book he is writing to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. He has an extraordinary brain, exceptional at maths while illequipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched and he distrusts strangers. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a frightening journey that upturns his world. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is adapted by Simon Stephens and directed by Marianne Elliott and was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike during its sell-out run at the National''s Cottesloe Theatre. A beautiful, eloquent, dazzlingly inventive show about the wonders of life Evening Standard ''Magical and Moving'' Daily Mail'
'All thirteen episodes of the drama series starring Derek Jacobi as the medieval sleuth. In the opening episode ''One Corpse Too Many'', Cadfael, once a man of the world, has become a man of the cloth. However, this by no means qualifies him as a saint. He discovers a murder, and sets out in pursuit of the perpertrator, assisted by a lovely young fugitive. ''The Sanctuary Sparrow'' sees Brother Cadfael investigating the murder of the local goldsmith. In ''The Leper of St Giles'' a great wedding is to take place in the Abbey of Shrewsbury between Baron Huon (Norman Eshley) and Iveta De Massard (Tara Fitzgerald). Iveta is a beautiful, kind soul and on the day she and her betrothed ride into the town she throws money to the lepers, but her brutish Baron beats them. On the eve of the wedding he rides off into the night never to return. Cadfael sets out to find out what is going on. In ''Monk''s Hood'', a landowner cuts his son-in-law out of his will, leaving his inheritance to the church. However, before the transaction is finished, Gervase Gurney (Bernard Gallagher) is poisoned whilst staying at the Abbey of Shrewsbury. Cadfael finds someone from his past as he looks into the poisoning. In ''The Virgin in the Ice'' Cadfael has to prove the innocence of his novice, Oswin (Mark Charnock), who is accused of murdering a nun after he is found wandering deliriously. In ''The Devil''s Novice'', Cadfael is suspicious when a young man, Meriet (Christien Anholt), arrives at Shrewsbury Abbey wishing to become a Novice. Canon Eluard (Ian McNeice) shares Cadfael''s doubts as to Meriet''s intentions, and when the half-burned body of a colleague is discovered, Meriet is accused of murder. In ''A Morbid Taste For Bones'', Cadfael reluctantly accompanies an expedition to dig up the grave of St Winifred, after one of the Shrewsbury monks has a vision. He soon finds himself investigating a murder, when Lord Rhysart (John Hallam) is found dead on a forest track with an arrow in his chest. Robert (Michael Culver) believes the culprit to be Godwin, who was having an affair with Rhysart''s daughter, Sioned (Anna Friel). However, Cadfael has other ideas. In ''The Rose Rent'', the recently-widowed of a rich merchant becomes an attraction for the men of Shrewsbury, until one of her suitors and a monk are murdered. In ''St Peter''s Fair'', conflict arises between the townspeople of Shrewsbury and visitors to the annual fair. In ''The Raven in the Foregate'', Cadfael has a double murder to solve when a pregnant girl and a priest who refused to hear her confession are both killed. In ''The Holy Thief'', Cadfael is on the hunt for a beautiful slave girl and the bones of St Winifred, both of which have mysteriously disappeared from the Abbey. In ''The Potter''s Field'', Cadfael uncovers a terrible web of jealousy, adultery and suicide pacts when he examines the past of a potter who has entered the monastery under suspicious circumstances. Finally, in ''The Pilgrim of Hate'', an old man''s corpse is found in a sack in the Abbey, and Cadfael must find his killer.'
'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'