Imposing Canadian-born stage actor and playwright Matheson Lang was one of the twentieth century's greatest Shakespearean players, and became Britain's foremost screen actor during the 1920s; in Drake of England, one of his final films, he takes the title role in Arthur Woods' portrayal of the life and times of the flamboyant piratical adventurer who founded Britain's sea fortunes. From clandestine romance at the court of Elizabeth I (played by Athene Seyler) to conquests in the newly discovered lands of South America and spectacular victory over the Armada, Drake of England (aka Drake the Pirate) offers a panoramic overview of Drake's life. One of very few surviving films directed in the 1930s by the prodigiously talented Woods, it is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Special Features: Image Gallery
Cecilia (Mia Farrow) is a bored waitress who has a womanising slob for a husband and who regularly visits her local cinema in order to escape from the harsh realities of Depression-era America. One night, while rewatching her latest favourite, 'The Purple Rose of Cairo', the film's hero (Jeff Daniels) steps down from the screen and asks her to show him around. A fantasy love affair ensues, but the couple's bliss comes under threat from Cecilia's husband, the bemused actor whose fictional alter-ego has gone walkabouts, and the studio who want their character back on the screen.
Red Dawn opens with one of the most shocking scenes ever filmed: On a peaceful morning, paratroopers land in Smalltown, USA - the invasion of America has begun! Powerful, chilling and absolutely gripping, this outstanding film features Patrick Swayze (Ghost), C. Thomas Howell (Hidalgo), Lea Thompson (Caroline in the City), Charlie Sheen (Platoon), Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton (The Green Mile).When it comes to thrilling entertainment, Red Dawn wins the war with a vengeance! As their town is overrun by foreign forces, eight friends escape to the mountains. Calling themselves the Wolverines, this band of untrained, yet fiercely determined patriots wages an unremitting guerilla action in defence of their parents, their friends and their country.
This thrilling adventure series takes actor and passionate fisherman Robson Green on the adventure of a lifetime to the greatest fishing destinations ever seen.Robson Green is out to find the great fishing adventure, searching out the biggest, the strangest, the rarest, the hardest. He works alongside some of the finest in their field, learns more than he’d like to, works harder than he meant to, and eats… well some things that just shouldn’t be eaten.This series finds Robson island hopping in Canada; ice fishing in Alaska; fishing – and singing – with the Maori in New Zealand; facing crocodiles, rare sea snails and octopuses in Australia; fishing for the elusive striped Bass in North America; struggling with the Mekong Giant Catfish in Thailand; experiencing jellyfish in the Philippines; and much, much more!
Epitomising the glamour and decadence of 1980s Reagan-era America, DYNASTY was essentially a prime-time soap opera, and was characterized by campy, melodramatic plotlines, as well as Joan Collins's magnetic performance as the conniving Alexis Colby. She is divorced from Blake Carrington (John Forsythe), a fabulously wealthy oil magnate who marries his secretary, Krystle Jennings (Linda Evans), at the show's inception; the jealous Alexis schemes to do everything she can to destroy their union. The rest of the cast includes Blake and Alexis's children--the promiscuous amnesiac Fallon and the sexually ambivalent Steven--as well as resident geologist Matthew Blaisdel and his psychotic wife, Claudia. During the third season, Blake's long-lost son Adam comes knocking, Alexis wrests control of a rival oil firm, and a freak explosion causes Steven to have extensive plastic surgery, supplying him with a new face (that of actor Jack Coleman).
Up in the Air tells the story of a man discovering that life is not simply about the journey alone, but about the personal connections made along the way. Ryan Bingham (Clooney) plays a corporate downsizer and modern business traveller who has lived his life across America in airports, hotels and rental cars. After years of staying happily airborne, he suddenly finds himself ready to make a real connection.Co-written and directed by Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Juno), Up in the Air received six Academy Award nominations including Best Picture, Best Actor (Clooney) and Best Director. Special Features: Commentary by writer/director Jason Reitman, director of photography Eric Steelberg and first assistant director Jason Blumenfield Shadowplay: Before The Story Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Jason Reitman: To Know Me is To Fly With Me Real People Firing and Irate Employee Thumper and Extended Boat Scene Omaha Montage Spacesuit Trailers.
It is no wonder that Inspector Montalbano is Italy's favourite detective, both in print - in Andrea Camilleri's award winning novels - and now on television as inhabited by actor Luca Zingaretti in a role that rivals the finest detectives America and Europe has to offer. In these four irresistible tales, the Inspector is forced to contend with not only murderers, criminals and errant husbands who will do everything to avoid his detection, but local politicians, police bureaucracy, unreliable judges, lethally argumentative mafia families, hysterical wives, psychic and psychotic sisters and so much more. From a discovered body in a buried crime through corrupt charities saving immigrant women, kidnapped horses and dark sexual compulsions, Montalbano has a lot on his plate. But not so much that there isn't room for something sweet, whether in his favourite restaurant or in the privacy of his own home. Episode Comprise: August Flame (La vampa d’Agosto) The Wings of the Sphinx (Le ali della sfinge) Track of Sand (La pista di sabbia) Paper Moon (La luna di carta) Special Features: Andrea Camilleri Biography Picture Gallery