Once upon a time, in the small town of Arcata in California, a rich and successful actor made a promise to a young, attractive and vulnerable girl: I shall love you. Look after you. I don't want to hurt you or oppress you, or deny you in any way. But the promise was broken. After being constantly abused and assaulted, the girl left, and the actor fell into a self destructive spiral: drink, no friends, no work. Now, left alone in a shabby basement flat, he is haunted by that promise, the girl to whom he made it, and himself. Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins stars opposite Kate Nelligan in renowned playwright David Mercer's intense, harrowing screenplay, for which producer Peter Willes received a Silver Medal for Outstanding Creative Achievement from the Royal Television Society. First screened as part of ITV s Sunday Night Drama anthology, The Arcata Promise showcases a tour-de-force performance from one of the world's most significant and respected actors.
(2016/Jasmine) 27 Tracks - Original Epic recordings 1957-1959! Actor Sal Mineo blazed a trail to glory on the silver screen in the mid-1950s in films like 'Rebel Without A Cause', 'Giant' and 'Somebody Up There Likes Me', to quickly become one of the most recognisable and beloved actors of his ge...
Boston may be miles away from the bright lights of Hollywood, but this New England metropolis has seen its fair share of cinematic action. Visit locations, from popular silver screen productions including The Departed, Good Will Hunting, and Mystic River.Hop on your tour bus and head toward Boston Common and Beacon Hill, known locally as the "Movie Mile." Your expert guide, a local actor, offers behind-the-scenes insight into the TV and movie sets you see, as well as the ins-and-outs of the entertainment industry.Pass by the pub that served as the inspiration for the Cheers set, see different sites from The Departed, pan across the windows of the building used in Boston Legal and Ally McBeal, and grab a drink at the L Street Tavern, where Good Will Hunting was shot.Head to Ben Affleck's neighborhood from The Town, roll by iconic Fenway Park for a look at the baseball stadium featured in Fever Pitch and Field of Dreams, and cut to the FBI Headquarters from The Heat
“It was all up there. Says Rock Hudson (Eric Farr) at the start of this rule-breaking, dizzying assortment of clips from Rock Hudson's Hollywood career that make up Mark Rappaport's feature film Rock Hudson's Home Movies. Employing a narrative commentary from beyond the grave, the film invests an eclectic form of biography. The closer you look at Hudson's films the more you see the actor is winking at us. An award-winning blend of dozens of clips, Rock Hudson's Home Movies sheds a new and provocative light on one of Hollywood's greatest legends. Also featuring Gary Cooper, Doris Day, James Dean, Karl Douglas, John Wayne, Elizabeth Taylor and moreSpecial Features: Rarely seen short film Blue Streak Trailer for forthcoming documentary By Mark Rappaport - The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender
Controversial British director Ken Russell (Women in Love, The Devils) tells the story of one of the silver screen’s greatest legends, Rudolf Valentino, in this flamboyant and sexually-charged film. Starring world-famous ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev as the adored silent screen actor of the early Hollywood age, Valentino explore the stars humble beginnings as an immigrant in the United States, where he worked for a minimal wage before becoming a New York City gigolo. We then follow him to California, where his good looks allow him to seduce respected actresses. Eventually, his famous lovers help him become a leading man, and he quickly ascends to stardom where he can’t escape the media’s questions about his past and sexuality. Previously unavailable on Blu-ray, Valentino is an enthralling biopic from one of Britain’s most distinctive and celebrated filmmakers.
Multi-award winning, The Messenger is a timeless story that examines universal themes of redemption, hope and the resilience of the human spirit. The first film directed by Oren Moverman, a combat veteran of the Israeli army, whose earlier screenplays include the Bob Dylan biopic I'm Not There (2007) and Jesus' Son (1999), The Messenger follows two officers (Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson) faced with the unenviable task of notifying the loved ones of fallen soldiers. The two men form an unlikely bond that is threatened when one of the officers finds himself drawn to a young widow (Samantha Morton), setting off an ethical dilemma that plays out in touching and surprising ways. The film is a deeply moving tale about the complex and unexpected ways that people reach out to and gain strength from each other, offering a unique and inspiring vision that deftly balances strong emotion with humour, compassion and empathy.The Messenger won the Silver Berlin Bear for Best Screenplay and the Critics Award and Grand Special Prize for Best Film at the Deauville Film Festival, whilst Woody Harrelson garnered Best Supporting Actor Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and won the Best Supporting Male Independent Spirit Award for his portrayal of Captain Tony Stone.
Legendary director NICHOLAS RAY (In a Lonely Place, Rebel Without a Cause) began his career with this lyrical film noir, the first in a series of existential genre films overflowing with sympathy for America’s outcasts and underdogs. When the wide-eyed fugitive Bowie (Rope’s FARLEY GRANGER), having broken out of prison with some bank robbers, meets the innocent Keechie (Ben-Hur’s CATHY O’DONNELL), each recognizes something in the other that no one else ever has. The young lovers envision a new, decent life together, but as they flee the cops and contend with Bowie’s fellow outlaws, who aren’t about to let him go straight, they realize there’s nowhere left to run. Ray brought an outsider’s sensibility honed in the theatre to this debut, using revolutionary camera techniques and naturalistic performances to craft a profoundly romantic crime drama that paved the way for decades of lovers-on-the-run thrillers to come. Special Features New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray Audio commentary featuring film historian Eddie Muller and actor Farley Granger New video interview with film critic Imogen Sara Smith Short piece from 2007 with film critic Molly Haskell, filmmakers Christopher Coppola and Oliver Stone, and film noir specialists Alain Silver and James Ursini Illustrated audio interview excerpts from 1956 with producer John Houseman PLUS: A new essay by film scholar Bernard Eisenschitz
Stanley Kramer's ground-breaking film starring Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier... Nominated for nine Academy Awards including Best Picture, Stanley Kramer s The Defiant Ones broke new ground by delivering its message of racial tolerance through a fast-moving blend of action and suspense. It remains a raw, powerful film that is as exciting as it is moving, real and literate. John Joker Jackson (Tony Curtis;The Vikings, Some Like It Hot) and Noah Cullen (Sidney Poitier; Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, In the Heat of the Night) are two convicts on the run. Escaping from a Southern work gang, the two men are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by an unbridled hatred towards each other. Relentlessly pursued by a bloodthirsty posse, they must put aside their differences if they are going to survive. Highly acclaimed upon release for its directing, writing, cinematography and acting, (Sidney Poitier won numerous awards for his role, including the coveted Silver Bear for Best Actor) The Defiant Ones remains one of the most influential films of its era, and Eureka Classics is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT SPECIAL FEATURES: 1080p presentation of the film on Blu-ray, with a progressive encode on the DVD Uncompressed LPCM audio (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing A new video interview with critic & author Kim Newman Original theatrical trailer
Three films about teens and tearaways. Starring Robin Askwith, Terence Morgan and Gary Kemp, and directed by such celebrated filmmakers as Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) Johnny on the Run is a superb early work by illustrious British director Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) which follows a orphaned Polish refugee who runs into trouble in the shape of two scheming thieves. Starring popular character actor Sydney Tafler (Carve Her Name with Pride, The Spy Who Loved Me) and John Laurie (The 39 Steps, Dad’s Army). Hide & Seek stars a teenage Gary Kemp (The Krays) as do-gooder Chris, who becomes entangled with a borstal escapee known locally as the Deptford Dodger. Starring Roy Dotrice (Clochemerle, Game of Thrones) and Robin Askwith (Britannia Hospital, the Confessions series) in supporting roles, this is amongst the best of the CFF’s 1970s output. Terry on the Fence was British film industry stalwart Frank Godwin’s (producer, Woman in a Dressing Gown) last ever film. When 11-year-old Terry runs away from home he only intends to put the wind up his parents. But a gang of older bullies, led by the tough Les, soon draw him into their daunting criminal world of break-ins and stolen goods. Contents: Digitally remastered in High Definition Includes two previously unreleased titles Johnny on the Run (1953, dir. Lewis Gilbert) Hide and Seek (1972, dir. David Eady) Terry on the Fence (1985, dir. Frank Godwin) Booklet with essays and film credits Cast and Crew: Directed by Lewis Gilbert (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker), David Eady (Operation Third Form), and Frank Godwin (Woman in a Dressing Gown). Starring Gary Kemp (The Krays), Sydney Tafler (Carve Her Name with Pride, The Spy Who Loved Me) and John Laurie (The 39 Steps, Dad’s Army) . Awards and Reviews: Johnny on the Run - Venice Film Festival 1953. Won C.I.D.A.L.C. Silver Gondola Award. In 1955, received award from Stamford Films Council for the best film of its kind in America.