Cary Grant and Irene Dunne charm in Leo McCarey’s Oscar‐winning screwball comedy… In this Oscar®‐winning farce, Cary Grant (in the role that first defined the Cary Grant persona) and Irene Dunne (Love Affair) exude charm, cunning, and artless affection as an urbane couple who, fed up with each other’s infidelities, resolve to file for divorce. Try as they each might to move on, the mischievous Jerry can’t help but meddle in Lucy’s ill matched engagement to a corn‐fed Oklahoma businessman (His Girl Friday’s Ralph Bellamy), and a mortified Lucy begins to realize that she may be saying goodbye to the only dance partner capable of following her lead. Directed by the versatile Leo McCarey (Make Way for Tomorrow), a master of improvisation and slapstick as well as a keen and sympathetic observer of human folly, The Awful Truth is a warm but unsparing comedy about two people whose flaws only make them more irresistible. Features: New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New interview with critic Gary Giddins about director Leo McCarey New video essay by film critic David Cairns on actor Cary Grant’s performance Illustrated 1978 audio interview with actor Irene Dunne Lux Radio Theatre adaptation of the film from 1939, starring actor Claudette Colbert and Grant PLUS: An essay by film critic Molly Haskell
This is the definitive counterculture blockbuster. The down-and-dirty directorial debut of former clean-cut teen star DENNIS HOPPER (Blue Velvet), Easy Rider heralded the arrival of a new voice in film, one pitched angrily against the mainstream. After the film’s cross-country journey with its radical, New Wave–style editing, outsider-rock soundtrack, revelatory performance by a young JACK NICHOLSON (Five Easy Pieces), and explosive ending the American road trip would never be the same.Special Features:Restored high-definition digital transfer, supervised by director of photography László Kovács, with uncompressed monaural soundtrackAlternate 2.0 and 5.1 surround soundtracks, presented in DTS-HD Master AudioTwo audio commentaries, one from 2009, featuring actor-director-writer Dennis Hopper, and the other from 1995, featuring Hopper, actor-writer Peter Fonda, and production manager Paul LewisBorn to Be Wild (1995) and “Easy Rider”: Shaking the Cage (1999), documentaries about the making and history of the filmTelevision excerpts showing Hopper and Fonda at the Cannes Film Festival in 1969Interview from 2010 with BBS Productions co-founder Steve BlaunerTheatrical trailersAn essay by film critic Matt Zoller SeitzClick Images to Enlarge
A sophisticated supernatural Hollywood comedy whose influence continues to be felt, Here Comes Mr. Jordan stars the eminently versatile Robert Montgomery as a working-class boxer and amateur aviator whose plane crashes in a freak accident. He finds himself in heaven but is told, by a wry angel named Mr. Jordan (Claude Rains), that his death was a clerical error, and that he can return to earth by entering the body of a corrupt (and about-to-be-murdered) banker—whose soul could use a transplant. Having inspired a sequel with Rita Hayworth and two remakes (the first starring Warren Beatty and the second Chris Rock), Alexander Hall’s effervescent Here Comes Mr. Jordan is comic perfection.Special Features:New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrackNew conversation between critic Michael Sragow and independent filmmaker Michael SchlesingerAudio interview from 1991 in which actor Elizabeth Montgomery discusses her father, actor Robert MontgomeryLux Radio Theatre adaptation of Here Comes Mr. Jordan from 1942 starring Cary Grant, Claude Rains, Evelyn Keyes, and James GleasonTrailerPLUS: An essay by critic Farran Smith NehmeClick Images to Enlarge
The directorial debut from renowned Scottish actor Peter Mullan (The Magdalene Sisters, Neds), Orphans tells the story of four siblings, who gather for their mother's funeral in Glasgow and face individual torments over a single night. This grittily realistic and deeply moving black comedy/drama brings together the finest of Scottish talent and wowed audiences all over the world on its original release.This edition features the film in a new digital transfer, together with a selection of early Peter Mullan short films: Fridge (1995), Close (1993) and Good Day for the Bad Guys (1995). Extras include: Trailer Photo Gallery First reels Interview: Peter Mullan on Close
When free-spirited petty crook Randle P. McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) arrives at the state mental hospital, his contagious sense of disorder jolts the routine. He's on the side of a brewing war, soft-spoken, coolly monstrous Nurse Ratched (Louise Fletcher) on the other. At stake is the fate of every patient on the ward. Seen here in a revitalized digital transfer from refurbished elements, this electrifying adaptation of Ken Kesey's acclaimed bestseller swept all five major 1975 Academy Awards: Best Picture (produced by Saul Zaentz and Michael Douglas), Actor (Nicholson), Actress (Fletcher), Director (Milos Forman) and Adapted Screenplay (Lawrence Hauben and Bo Goldman). Raucous, searing and with a superb cast that includes Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd in his film debut, it soars.
A series of '50s box-office hits including Genevieve and A Night to Remember established Kenneth More as one of Britain's most accomplished and durable leading men, and this bittersweet 1963 comedy further demonstrated the breadth of his talent. The Comedy Man features one of More's most compelling and sympathetic performances as an embattled but resolutely upbeat provincial actor staring middle age and failure in the face; wry, touching and deftly scripted with a superb supporting cast, it is easy to see why More ranked this film among his favourites. The Comedy Man is presented here in a brand-new digital transfer from the original film elements in its original aspect ratio. Following an indiscretion involving the producer's wife, rep actor Chick Byrd is fired from the play in which he has had a leading role. Heading to London in search of bigger and better things, he is reunited with a number of similarly straitened thespians, as well as his spirited, kind-hearted former love, Judy. But it seems Byrd may be poised to find fame and even some fortune when, in desperation, he manages to land himself the starring role in a deodorant commercial... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional PDF
Adapted directly from the play by Eugene O’Neill (considered the Nobel laureate’s magnum opus), Long Day’s Journey into Night is a four-act study of addiction and recrimination that the playwright claimed was written “in tears and blood”. Taking place over a single, fateful day in the summer of 1912, the Tyrone family (modelled after O'Neill's own) confront their bitter failings and long-held resentments. Patriarch James (Ralph Richardson) is a renowned stage actor who’s never forgotten his squalid Irish childhood, and has forsaken artistic ambition for commercial success. His wife Mary (Katharine Hepburn) has developed a morphine addiction, his eldest son Jamie (Jason Robards, Jr.) is a violent alcoholic and failed actor, and his youngest (and clearly favoured) son Edmund (Dean Stockwell) is a nervous young man in poor health. All of them have something painful to say, and their silence is even worse. Special Features 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, from a high-definition digital transfer Progressive encode on DVD Optional English subtitles Brand new feature-length audio commentary by author Scott Harrison Brand new and exclusive video essay by Lee Gambin Trailer PLUS: a collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Philip Kemp
This quite detailed 6″ figure of Daenerys Targaryen was modelled from digital scans of actress Emilia Clark, and showcases her iconic attire from season seven of Game Of Thrones. Features 12+ points of articulation and 4 screen-accurate map marker accessories. Straight from the TV series Game of Thrones comes this great action figure. Stands approx. 18 cm tall and comes with accessories and base in a numbered collector edition window box. One of the most popular characters of the entire HBO hit series, it makes sense that you will want to welcome the King of the North into your home with this Game of Thrones Jon Snow figure! Part of a collectable GOT series, this figure is made for GOT fans to display with pride in their home. Taken from series 7 of the show, this figure is made from digital scans of actor Kit Harington and is amazingly detailed and lifelike. Not only can it be moved in 12 different places, but it also comes with two iconic accessories too: the Longclaw sword and the Dragonglass Dagger. And, so that he stands almost as tall as Jon Snow himself, this figure is made to 6-inch scale!