In this expertly crafted comedy of marriage, the perfect gay couple are having a wedding in their backyard, and they've invited the family and all their emotional baggage. When the happy couple starts fighting over what to call it, you know it's going to be a long day. Actor Bill Marchant makes his writing-directing debut by tackling all the foibles and traumas of modern-day relationships in this intimate ensemble comedy. Besides extramarital affairs, a decoration-crazy mother and an angry alcoholic, a mysterious guest (Brendan Fletcher) has his eyes on one of the grooms. Named Best Canadian Film at the Montreal Film Festival, Everyone has a sarcastic sense of humor that will shock and amuse at the same time.
One of Ingmar Bergman's key early works - directed when he was just 30 years old - To Joy explores some of the themes that would come to characterise many of his later films: the incompatibility of spouses, and the responsibility of artists.Marta (Maj-Britt Nilsson) and Stig (Stig Olin), both play in an orchestra conducted by Sonderby (played by the legendary Swedish actor and director Victor Sjostrom - Wild Strawberries). Their relationship is a happy one, and they soon decide to get married and have children. However, things begin to turn sour when Stig begins a sordid affair that threatens to destroy their marriage and their happiness forever.Moving and evocative. To Joy sees the young Bergman grappling with the complexities of human relations to striking effect, and is an early indication of what the budding director would soon be capable of.
A lavish British musical from the 1950s, this glamorous romantic comedy stars actress and dancer Vera-Ellen, whose Hollywood pedigree included films with Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. Co-starring singer and actor Tony Martin and then-rising British starlet Zena Marshall, Let's Be Happy is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. On receiving an inheritance from her grandfather, Canadian Jeannie MacLean decides to visit the family's Scottish roots. On the plane she meets businessman Stanley Smith, and romance blossoms in Edinburgh. The complications begin when Stanley breaks a date with Jeannie to woo voluptuous redhead Helene, and Jeannie is flattered by the attentions of the impoverished Lord McNairn; he's heard about her good fortune, and gallantly offers to show her the city... much to the annoyance of Stanley!
Thought-provoking family drama, Thursday's Child features the film debut of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star Sally Ann Howes as a quiet, studious young girl who finds fame beating a path to her door – much to the chagrin of her star-struck elder sister. Also starring Gainsborough favourite Stewart Granger, Wilfrid Lawson, Felix Aylmer and much-loved Cockney comic actor Ronald Shiner, this critically acclaimed film was originally released in 1942 and re-edited for re-release in 1946. Both versions are included here, with the re-release presented as a brand-new transfer from the original nitrate film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. When twelve-year-old Fennis Wilson unintentionally becomes a star she is delighted by the fantastic life she begins to lead. But all too soon, she makes the heartbreaking discovery that her success has shattered her previously happy family life...
The Change Up When a family man swaps bodies with his best friend (a single, ne'er do well actor), both men make considerable adjustments to make their lives work, and when they ultimately reverse the spell, they are able to embrace their old lives with a new appreciation. Tower Heist A group of regular guys who work as staff in an ultra-luxe New York City high-rise pull off a daring heist to steal 20 million dollars from the billionaire who lives in the penthouse, after he's revealed to be a Bernie Madoff-esque criminal who has stolen billions, including their pension. Happy Gilmore A hockey player finds success when he brings his famous swing and foul temperament to the world of professional golf. In Bruges Two Brit hitmen hide out in Belgium and await orders from their boss. Role Models A pair of party hearty beer salesmen are forced into the role of big brothers to fulfill a community service obligation and end up bonding with the teenagers.
**The Collector's Edition features a handsome clear sleeve and a 52 page artbook of interviews and concept art** Wolf Children, Hosoda's first film with his new studio, Studio Chizu, became his third award-winning masterpiece. Raised by a single mother, Hosoda was deeply inspired to craft a film that beautifully illustrates the trials of motherhood, unwavering love, and finding your own path in life. When Hana fell in love, she never imagined that her beloved would be part wolf. Accepting him, she fell for the handsome wolf man and embraced a new life filled with unique challenges. Blessed by love, their family grew with two additions, Yuki and Ame. However, happiness was fleeting and tragedy struck their happy family. Suddenly alone, Hana is left to raise their children without any guidance. With few resources, she struggles to learn how to raise wolf children in a world that could never understand them. But love always perseveres, and together, this exceptional family will face every trial on the path to their own happiness. Special Features: U.S. Actor & Staff Commentary Stage Greetings PR video Director's Versions 01 & 02 Promotional Video Original Trailer Original Teaser U.S. Trailer Trailers
This unnerving procedural thriller painstakingly details an all-too-plausible nightmare scenario in which a mechanical failure jams the United States military’s chain of command and sends the country hurtling toward nuclear war with the Soviet Union. Working from a contemporary best seller, screenwriter WALTER BERNSTEIN (The Front) and director SIDNEY LUMET (Network) wrench harrowing suspense from the doomsday fears of the Cold War era, making the most of a modest budget and limited sets to create an atmosphere of clammy claustrophobia and astronomically high stakes. Starring HENRY FONDA (12 Angry Men) as a coolheaded U.S. president and WALTER MATTHAU (Charade) as a trigger-happy political theorist, Fail Safe is a long-underappreciated alarm bell of a film, sounding an urgent warning about the deadly logic of mutually assured destruction. Special Edition Features New 4K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary from 2000 featuring director Sidney Lumet New interview with film critic J. Hoberman on 1960s nuclear paranoia and Cold War films “Fail-Safe” Revisited, a short documentary from 2000 including interviews with Lumet, screenwriter Walter Bernstein, and actor Dan O’Herlihy PLUS: An essay by critic Bilge Ebiri
For the first time ever on Blu-Ray comes Sylvester Stallone’s directorial debut from 1978, his first project after his Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor Oscar nominations for Rocky in 1976. Stallone actually wrote this first but it was the success of Rocky that made this film possible… Stallone recalls: “I was very broke and I optioned the screenplay of PARADISE ALLEY to a real… how should I say this… maggot, who put his hooks in so deep I could never get it away from him. So the first time I went in to meet Chartoff and Winkler, I was there on an acting job. I didn’t get it, but on the way out I said, “I have this screenplay called PARADISE ALLEY.” They said to bring it over and I did. They wanted to make it, but the other cretin that I had optioned it to was so obnoxious, so overbearing, that the producers wanted nothing to do with me or the screenplay. So on the way out, they said, “If you have any ideas, we’d be happy to look at them.” That night I went home - even a fire extinguisher couldn’t cool the burning in my brain. The door of opportunity was wide open and I had nothing to carry over its threshold. That’s when I started to write ROCKY. So thank God for the maggot; otherwise I never would’ve written the story of Mr. Balboa.”
Will this Christmas romance be just for the holidays?A fun, festive romantic comedy to curl up with this winter. If you love Josie Silver's One Day in December, you'll love Mandy Baggot's heart-warming festive romance.Lara Weeks is heading to New York with best friend Susie for the Christmas trip of a lifetime.A festive break in the snowy Big Apple visiting the tourist hotspots, not to mention the shopping, seems like the perfect way for Lara to get over her ex-boyfriend. Or maybe make him so jealous he begs for a second chance.Enlisting the help of gorgeous actor, Seth Hunt, doesn't quite go to plan, but there's something about him that has Lara wishing for a different kind of happy ever after...