Struggling actress Katie McGovern (Mary Steenburgen) is made to believe she has landed an audition for a role replacing an actress with a similar appearance. To record the requested audition tape she is taken to an isolated mansion where she is given the part. Soon Katie begins to realise that there is something much darker than film-making going on. She is held hostage by the disabled Dr. Joseph Lewis (Jan Rubes) and his assistant (Roddy McDowall) and becomes involved in their plot with a ferocious woman, whose recently murdered sister looked very like Katie. Mary Steenburgen (Actor, Primary Contributor), Roddy McDowall (Actor, Primary Contributor), Arthur Penn (Director)
Why did America’s most popular actor kill the president? And how did he do it? We stroll from the White House to Ford’s Theatre and many points in between over 90 minutes examining many of the sites where John Wilkes Booth stalked President Abraham Lincoln before killing him at the end of the Civil War. A madman exacting revenge for his beloved South or maybe more. Moderator Rick Snider is a distant relative of John Wilkes Booth and co-conspirator Mary Surratt.
An extraordinary motion picture, Ordinary People is an intense examination of a family being torn apart by tension and tragedy. Donald Sutherland and Mary Tyler Moore star as the upper-middle-class couple whose ordinary existence is irrevocably shattered by the death of their oldest son in a boating accident, suicide and guilt left by the drowning, Judd Hirsch is the empathetic psychiatrist who provides his lifeline to survival. Mary Tyler Moore gives a riveting portrayal of the inexplicably aloof mother. Robert Redford's achievement as director, after more than twenty years as a superstar in front of the camera, earned him an Oscar. Superb performances and masterful direction complement the award-winning screenplay, based upon the novel by Judith Guest. Winner of Four Academy AwardsBest Picture - 1980, Best Director - Robert Redford, Best Supporting Actor - Timothy Hutton, Best Screenplay Adaptation - Alvin Sargent.
Rich, arrogant and married, Richard has invited his lover Jen to his luxury retreat for a romantic getaway. Their plans are interrupted however by the sudden early arrival of his two sleazy ‘associates’ for their hunting trip. Their initial leering advances turn much uglier, culminating in a brutal assault and Jen left for dead in the desert. Coralie Fargeat’s explosive, stunning debut subverts a well trodden genre, winning widespread critical acclaim and instant cult status. SPECIAL FEATURES Out for Blood: a new interview with Director Coralie Fargeat and Actor Matilda Lutz The Coward: a new interview with Actor Guillaume Bouchede Fairy Tale Violence: a new interview with Cinematographer Robrecht Heyvaert New interview with Composer Robin Coudert New audio commentary by Kat Ellinger, Author and Editor of Diabolique LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Rigid slipcase featuring new artwork by Adam Stothard Poster with new artwork Soft cover book with new writing by Mary Beth McAndrews and Elena Lazic
A remote getaway for Kristen and James is disturbed by a 4am knock on the door and the terrifying invasion of their home by three masked strangers. At the mercy of the intruders whose motive is unknown, the young couple must fight to survive a night of psychological torment and brutal violence in this ‘Home Invasion’ classic. SPECIAL FEATURES: Includes Theatrical Cut and Extended Cut Because You Were Home: a new Interview with Director Bryan Bertino Cutting Moments: a new interview with Editor Kevin Greutert The Fighter: a new interview with Actor Liv Tyler The Pin‐Up Girl: a new interview with Actor Laura Margolis The Elements of Terror: interviews with cast and crew Strangers at the Door: interviews with Director Bryan Bertino and cast Deleted Scenes, Theatrical Trailer LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS Limited Edition of only 3,000 Rigid slipcase Soft cover book with new essays by Anton Bitel and Mary Beth McAndrews plus stills and behind‐the‐scenes images Poster with new artwork
IT’S NOT CRANBERRY SAUCE!!! What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. Why, it’s Blood Rage of course! Twins Todd and Terry seem like sweet boys that is, until one of them takes an axe to face of a fellow patron at the local drive-in. Todd is blamed for the bloody crime and institutionalised, whilst twin brother Terry goes free. Ten years later and, as the family gathers around the table for a Thanksgiving meal, the news comes in that Todd has escaped. But has the real killer in fact been in their midst all along? One thing’s for sure, there will be blood and rage! Shot in 1983 but not released until 1987, Blood Rage (re-cut and shown in theatres as Nightmare at Shadow Woods) is a gloriously gruesome slice of 80s slasher heaven now lovingly restored (in 3 versions no less!) from original vault elements for its first ever official home video release. BLU-RAY DISC 1 & DVD – BLOOD RAGE Brand new 2K restoration of the “hard” home video version, transferred from the camera negative and featuring the original title card Slasher Audio commentary with director John Grissmer Both Sides of the Camera – an interview with producer/actress Marianne Kanter Double Jeopardy – an interview with actor Mark Soper Jeez, Louise! – an interview with actress Louise Lasser Man Behind the Mayhem – an interview with special make-up effects creator Ed French Three Minutes with Ted Raimi – an interview with actor Ted Raimi Return to Shadow Woods – featurette revisiting the original locations in Jacksonville, Florida Alternate opening titles Motion still gallery featuring rare behind-the-scenes make-up photos
The double Oscar nominated Abe Lincoln in Illinois portrays the story of Abraham Lincoln, from his early days in backwoods Kentucky to his election as the 16th President of the United States. A stellar performance in the title role from Raymond Massey saw him nominated for the Best Actor award alongside James Wong Howe for Best black and white cinematography. After running livestock to New Orleans, Abe Lincoln settles in New Salem where he falls in love with Ann Rutledge (Mary Howard) and eventually becomes the postmaster. His popularity with the locals leads to him running for and being successfully elected to the State legislature but his victory is overshadowed by Ann's death. Overcome by a sense of doom and a lack of ambition, Lincoln leaves the legislature after his first term and returns to practising law. However, a fateful meeting with Mary Todd (Ruth Gordon), an extremely ambitious woman, changes the course of Abe's life and of America's destiny. By entering politics again Lincoln knows that his taking of a stand on slavery will mean the dissolution of the Union. In a series of electrifying debates with Stephen Douglas (Gene Lockhart), Lincoln is catapulted into the national consciousness of political America and leaves Illinois for Washington, never to return.
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
After the banning of their original 1977 BBC TV version, director Alan Clarke (The Firm) and writer Phil Minton (Funny Farm) set out to remake their drama for the big screen to ensure that their vision got the audience it deserved. The resulting film, released here in a special Blu-ray edition to mark its 40th anniversary, was an even more vitriolic portrait of a corrupt and violent institution which stunned cinema audiences and caused outrage. Uncompromising in its depiction of everyday violence, retribution, suicide and sexual assault, Scum remains a cornerstone of the British realist cinema movement, and a savage and still shocking indictment of institutionalised violence and abuse. Limited Edition Features: 2013 2K restoration from the original negatives, newly re-graded and approved by cinematographer Phil Méheux Original mono audio Audio commentary with actor Ray Winstone and film critic Nigel Floyd (2006) Interview with actor Mick Ford (2019) Interview with actor Ray Burdis (2019) Interview with actor Perry Benson (2019) Interview with cinematographer Phil Méheux (2019) Interviews with association producer Martin Campbell (2019) Interview with producer Don Boyd (2019) Interview with editor Michael Bradsell (2019) Cast Memories (2005): featuring interviews with Phil Daniels and Julian Firth Archival interview with writer Roy Minton and producer Clive Parsons (2004) Archival interview with writer Roy Minton (2005) Archival interview with producers Davina Belling and Clive Parsons (2005) Archival interview with producer Don Boyd (2005) Original ‘U’ and ‘X’ certificate theatrical trailers Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 80-page book with a new essay by Ashley Clark, recollections from cast and crew members, archival interviews with Alan Clarke, an extract from writer Roy Minton’s novelisation, a look at Mary Whitehouse’s High Court case over the film’s television broadcast, an overview of contemporary critical responses, archival articles, and film credits Limited Edition of 8,000 copies All extras subject to change