In the detective series that inspired them all, acclaimed actor Peter Falk returns in his four-time Emmy-winning role as the wry and ruffled police lieutenant in Columbo Season Three - available on DVD for the first time ever! From the halls of Congress to the halls of academia, this dazzling 4-disc collection includes over 10 TV hours of the classic third season.A consistent favourite on the NBC Mystery Movie lineup, this thrilling season of Columbo features such illustrious guest stars as Martin Sheen, Vincent Price, Deidre Hall, Jackie Cooper and many more. You've seen the crime, now catch the murderer with everyone's favourite trenchcoat-wearing sleuth in each entertaining episode from the complete third season!Episodes include:Disc 1:Lovely But LethalAny Old Port In A StormDisc 2:Candidate For CrimeDouble ExposureDisc 3:Publish Or PerishMind Over MayhemDisc 4Swan SongA Friend In DeedSpecial Features:None Listed
THEY CAME FOR DINNER…TO FIND THEY WERE IT!! Microwave Massacre stars legendary stand-up comedian and actor Jackie Vernon as Donald, a disgruntled construction worker whose wife’s predilection for haute cuisine drives him to cannibalism. Donald unwittingly stumbles upon a solution to his two major problems in his life – his nagging wife and his lack of tasty meals – when, one night, he bludgeons his better half to death with a pepper grinder in a drunken rage. Thinking on his feet, Donald dismembers the body and sets about microwaving the remains, which turn out to be rather delicious. Trouble is, now he’s got a taste for human flesh that needs satisfying… Eschewing all notions of good taste, Wayne Berwick’s Microwave Massacre is a deliciously depraved exercise in political incorrectness that has gone on to gain a cult following thanks to a characteristically deadpan performance from lead Vernon, who delivers such choice lines as “I’m so hungry I could eat a whore”. Vegetarians need not apply!
Written and directed by Academy Award winning director Quentin Tarantino (Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs), Django Unchained stars Oscar winner Jamie Foxx (Ray) as Django, a freed slave who gathers help from German bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz - Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner) whilst on a mission to save his wife from a ruthless Mississippi plantation keeper (Leonardo DiCaprio). With Dr. King Schultz on a mission himself to track down the murderous Brittle brothers, he and Django must now team together and assist each other using vital bounty hunting skills to achieve their objectives. Also starring Kerry Washington and Samuel L. Jackson, Django Unchained is a bold, bloody and gripping story of the difficult times endured in the South at the time of the Civil War. With a touch of light comedy along the way, it once again displays Tarantino's ability to astound viewers. - T.P Special Features: Remembering J. Michael Riva: The Production Design of Django Unchained 20 Years in the Making: The Tarantino XX Blu-ray Collection Django Unchained Soundtrack Promo Reimagining the Spaghetti Western: The Horses and Stunts of Django Unchained The Costume Design of Sharen Davis
The Asian Hawk is back! Undeterred by nearly dying while making the first Armour of God, Jackie Chan returned to battle for a sequel that's bigger, better and even more daring. This time, Jackie's intrepid treasure hunter is on the hunt for some Nazi gold but recovering it will not be easy, let alone safe. The most expensive Hong Kong film produced at that time, Armour of God II: Operation Condor showcases some of Jackie's best stunts and action, building up to an epic climax that will blow you off your feet. The black belts at 88 Films are thrilled to present the UK Blu-Ray premier – uncut! – of this great fan favourite. Special Features: Limited Edition Slipcase By Kung Fu Bob O'Brien Limited Edition Booklet Notes by William Blaik NEW Never before seen Extended Version [117 mins approx] with Cantonese Mono Original Hong Kong Version [107 mins approx] Cantonese Mono Cantonese Stereo Surround Mix (Original Sound Effects) a true stereo track that was mixed for home video Classic English Dub [NEW] Commentary with Mike Leeder & Arne Venema [NEW] An Interview with Actor Bruce Fontaine Original Trailer Re-edit 2K Trailer Reverse sleeve featuring Original HK Poster Art
It's clear that Quentin Tarantino is a huge fan: he cast Grier in the title role of his direct homage Jackie Brown, while the one-woman revenge scenario that fuelled the Kill Bill films didn't just come from the Far East. When Foxy Brown's undercover-agent boyfriend is gunned down on the orders of evil drug kingpins, she stops at nothing to exact a thrillingly brutal revenge. This is one of the all-time great blaxploitation films, pulling out all the stops at a time long before anyone thought of inventing political correctness. Pam Grier was given the role of a lifetime as the street-smart yet intensely sexy Foxy, modelling a stupendously varied range of Seventies threads while righteously kicking villainous white butt at every opportunity. She's also given sterling support from Antonio 'Huggy Bear'Fargas as her no-good younger brother and a memorably funky soundtrack. Special Features: Restored High Definition Blu-ray presentation (1080p) Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with director Jack Hill From Black and White to Blaxploitation - Actor Sid Haig speaks about his long and influential friendship with Jack Hill A Not So Minor Influence - An Interview with Bob Minor, the first African-American member of the Stuntman's Association, and co-star of Foxy Brown Back to Black - Legendary actors Fred 'The Hammer' Williamson (Black Caesar) and Austin Stoker (Sheba Baby, Assault on Precinct 13), alongside Rosanne Katon (Ebony, Ivory, and Jade) and film scholar Howard S. Berger speak about the enduring popularity of the Blaxploitation film Photo gallery of behind-the-scenes and publicity images Original Theatrical Trailer Trailer Reel - Trailers for all the major works by Jack Hill including Foxy Brown, Coffy and Switchblade Sisters Reversible sleeve artwork featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by The Red Dress Directed by Jack Hill Starring Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown
It’s clear that Quentin Tarantino is a huge fan: he cast Grier in the title role of his direct homage Jackie Brown, while the one-woman revenge scenario that fuelled the Kill Bill films didn’t just come from the Far East. When Foxy Brown’s undercover-agent boyfriend is gunned down on the orders of evil drug kingpins, she stops at nothing to exact a thrillingly brutal revenge. This is one of the all-time great blaxploitation films, pulling out all the stops at a time long before anyone thought of inventing political correctness. Pam Grier was given the role of a lifetime as the street-smart yet intensely sexy Foxy, modelling a stupendously varied range of Seventies threads while righteously kicking villainous white butt at every opportunity. She’s also given sterling support from Antonio ‘Huggy Bear’ Fargas as her no-good younger brother and a memorably funky soundtrack. Special Features: Limited Edition SteelBook packaging with exclusive artwork Restored High Definition Blu-ray presentation (1080p) Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with director Jack Hill From Black and White to Blaxploitation Actor Sid Haig speaks about his long and influential friendship with Jack Hill A Not So Minor Influence An Interview with Bob Minor, the first African-American member of the Stuntman’s Association, and co-star of Foxy Brown Back to Black – Legendary actors Fred “The Hammer” Williamson (Black Caesar) and Austin Stoker (Sheba Baby, Assault on Precinct 13), alongside Rosanne Katon (Ebony, Ivory, and Jade) and film scholar Howard S. Berger speak about the enduring popularity of the Blaxploitation film Photo gallery of behind-the-scenes and publicity images Original Theatrical Trailer Trailer Reel - Trailers for all the major works by Jack Hill including Foxy Brown, Coffy and Switchblade Sisters Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Josiah Howard, author of Blaxploitation Cinema: The Essential Reference Guide, a new interview with Pam Grier by Jack Hill biographer Calum Waddell, illustrated with original archive stills and posters Directed by Jack Hill Starring Pam Grier, Antonio Fargas, Peter Brown
They Went From Zeroes To Heroes In One Fantastic Weekend. If you can’t get a date… make one! After proving himself the king of heartfelt teen flicks with Sixteen Candles and The Breakfast Club, writer-director John Hughes infused the genre with a hefty dose of wacked-out sci-fi comedy in Weird Science, a film where every teenage boy’s wildest fantasies come to life. Perenially picked-on high school nerds Gary (Anthony Michael Hall, Sixteen Candles) and Wyatt (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) are sick of their status at the bottom of the social food chain. Using Wyatt’s computer, the two hatch a plan to create their dream woman – and following a massive power surge, that woman unexpectedly appears in the form of Lisa (Kelly LeBrock). Gorgeous, intelligent, and blessed with limitless magic powers, Lisa makes the boys’ dreams come true… but what about Wyatt’s gun-toting psycho older brother Chet (Bill Paxton), and the two bullies (Robert Downey Jr and Vamp’s Robert Rusler) determined to put them back in their place? Inspired by EC Comics and boosted by a killer soundtrack (including the classic title theme by Oingo Boingo), Weird Science has never looked better than in this new special edition, including an exclusive extended version of the film featuring deleted scenes never released on home video before. Special Edition Contents: New restoration by Arrow Films from a 4K scan of the original negative High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation of the original Theatrical Version of the film (94 mins), plus seamlessly-branched exclusive Extended Version (97 mins), featuring two additional scenes newly remastered in high-definition Original lossless stereo audio, plus 5.1 DTS-HD MA surround option (theatrical version only) Original English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Edited-for-TV version of the film (SD only, 95 mins), plus comparison featurette highlighting the alternate dubs and takes Option to watch additional scenes from the Extended Version separately Newly-filmed interview with special makeup creator Craig Reardon Newly-filmed interview with composer Ira Newborn Newly-filmed interview with supporting actor John Kapelos All-new interview with casting director Jackie Burch It’s Alive: Resurrecting Weird Science, an archive documentary featuring interviews with cast, crew and admirers, including star Anthony Michael Hall Theatrical trailers and TV spots Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Tracie Ching First Pressing Only : Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing on the film by Alexandra Heller-Nicholas and Amanda Reyes
Actor Samuel L. Jackson on this edition of Fresh Air. Jackson stars in the new film Shaft, a sequel/update of the 1970s blaxploitation films starring Richard Roundtree. Jackson's performance in Pulp Fiction (1994) earned him an Oscar nomination for best supporting actor. His other films include: Rules of Engagement, Star Wars: Episode One - The Phantom Menace, The Negotiator, Jackie Brown, Eve's Bayou, A Time to Kill, Die Hard with a Vengeance, and a number of movies by Spike Lee. (Broadcast Date: June 27, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/000738/rt_whyy_000738_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Eureka Entertainment to release THREE FILMS WITH SAMMO HUNG: THE IRON-FISTED MONK / THE MAGNIFICENT BUTCHER / EASTERN CONDORS, a trio of spectacular martial-arts films from one of Hong Kong cinema’s most iconic figures. Presented FULLY UNCUT (for the first time ever in the UK) from brand new 2K restorations (WORLDWIDE DEBUT) in a 3-Disc Blu-ray edition as part of the Eureka Classics range on 23 September 2019. Available with a Limited Edition booklet [2000 copies only]. One of the most prolific figures in the history of Hong Kong action cinema, Sammo Hung (Hung Kam-bo, or more affectionately, “Da Goh Da” [Big, Big Brother]) has worked as a stuntman, actor, choreographer, producer and director in a career spanning almost 60 years (his first film appearance was in 1961). Presented here are three highlights from his incredible career, showcasing his incredible skill and artistry both in front of, and behind the camera. The Iron-Fisted Monk  – Sammo Hung’s directorial debut, The Iron-Fisted Monk introduced many of the choreographic and editing techniques that would become commonplace in modern action cinema. A significantly darker and more violent film than audiences were used to, the film was originally cut when released on UK home video, but is presented here fully uncut for its worldwide Blu-ray debut from a brand new 2K restoration. The Magnificent Butcher  – Directed by the legendary Yuen Woo-ping as a spiritual successor to his earlier smash hit, Drunken Master, The Magnificent Butcher stars Sammo as “Butcher” Lam Sai-wing, a pupil of Wong Fei-hung (the role Jackie Chan portrayed in Drunken Master, but here played by Kwan Tak-hing who played the legendary folk hero in over 70 films). When Lam is framed for murder by a rival clan, he must track down the real murderer and fight to clear his name. To be strong enough to have a chance of winning, he must train under the original Drunken Master, Beggar So! Presented from a brand new 2K restoration. Eastern Condors  – Quite possibly Sammo’s best film, this high-kicking tribute to The Dirty Dozen sees ten convicts offered amnesty if they undertake a deadly mission behind enemy lines in Vietnam to destroy a top-secret munitions dump. Featuring numerous references to Western war movies, such as The Deer Hunter and Rambo: First Blood Part II, Eastern Condors is an action masterpiece like no other, filled with incredibly dangerous stunt sequences and full-contact fight scenes that left its cast bloody and bruised. Presented here fully uncut for the first time ever in the UK, and from a brand new 2K restoration, this film is an absolute must-see! Eureka Classics is proud to present Three Films with Sammo Hung in a special 3-disc Blu-ray edition. Special Features: Stunning 1080p presentation of all three films on Blu-ray, from brand new 2K restorations and in their original widescreen aspect ratios. Original Cantonese mono tracks for all three films English audio options, all three films include the option of “classic” English dubs from the films’ original international releases, and the newer English dubs produced for later home video releases The Iron-Fisted Monk –- Fully Restored Cantonese mono track, with original sound effects reinserted after being absent from previous releases The Magnificent Butcher – Alternate Cantonese mono track featuring a unique mix and different music cues Eastern Condors: The Export Version [94 mins] – Presented in 2K, a shorter edit of the film released to international markets Newly translated English subtitles (optional) for all three films Brand new audio commentaries on Eastern Condors and The Magnificent Butcher by martial-arts cinema authority Mike Leeder and filmmaker Arne Venema Brand new audio commentary on The Iron-Fisted Monk and Eastern Condors by Asian film expert Frank Djeng (NY Asian Film Festival) Multiple interviews with Sammo Hung, talking about his work on each film Interview with actor and stuntman Yuen Wah, talking about his work on Eastern Condors Interview with Yuen Woo-ping, talking about his work on The Magnificent Butcher Eastern Condors Live! – a live performance from the 1987 “Miss Hong Kong Pageant” Trailers for all three films O-Card Slipcase Limited Edition Collector’s booklet [First Print Run of 2000 units ONLY] featuring new writing on all three films by James Oliver