Drifter Cameron Vale is plagued by incessant voices in his head unaware that he is a scanner, a group of people with extraordinary powers who can not only read minds but literally tear them apart. He is discovered by Dr. Paul Ruth, a scientist aiming to help his kind adapt to society. However an underground movement of Scanner's led by the psychotic Derryl Revok have other intentions and the ultimate confrontation of minds await. Special Features: My Art Keeps Me Sane - Interview with Star Stephen Lack The Eye Of Scanners - Interview with cinematographer Mark Irwin The Chaos Of Scanners - Interview with excecutive producer Pierre David Exploding Brains and Popping Veins - Interview with makeup effects artist Stephan Dupuis Bad Guy Dane - Interview with actor Lawrence Dane
Roger Corman’s most ambitious and expensive production – his only film for a major studio – is a violent and lurid account of the events leading up to one of the most infamous events in American crime history. Detailing the bitter and brutal rivalry between feuding Chicago mob bosses Al Capone and ‘Bugs’ Moran, Corman’s vividly realized film features terrific performances from Jason Robards, Ralph Meeker, and George Segal, and remains one of Corman’s best films. Features: 4K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Roger Corman Remembers (2014, 4 mins): the director discusses the making of The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Scenes of the Crime (2018, 14 mins): a critical analysis by Barry Forshaw, film historian and author of American Noir The Man of a Thousand Voices (2018, 11 mins): a new appreciation of the great voice actor Paul Frees by Ben Ohmart, author of Welcome, Foolish Mortals: The Life and Voices of Paul Frees Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer Roger Corman trailer commentary (2013, 3 mins) Image gallery: promotional photography and publicity material New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive 40-page booklet with a new essay by Neil Sinyard, archival interviews with Roger Corman, contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies
Ray - Winner of 2 Academy Awards including Best Actor for Jamie Foxx's incredible performance, and Nominated for another 4, including Best Picture, Ray is a truly extraordinary and inspiring story of triumph over adversity. From humble beginnings to international stardom, Ray Charles overcame impossible odds and truly changed the face of music for decades.Ray Charles with the Voices of Jubilation Choir - In an exciting move that marked movie history, legendary superstar Ray Charles was joined by the world famous 120-member Voices of Jubilation Gospel Choir of Newark New Jersey for his first ever Christmas Music Special. They are combining their talents in this unprecedented musical showcase not only to entertain but also to spread positive messages to a wide audience. What makes this endeavour so special is that the 12-time Grammy winner Charles has never performed traditional holiday music in a live concert setting. And, of course, Ray Charles brings his own unique jazz/rhythm and blues interpretation to these traditional holiday favourites.The show includes such favourites as The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Little Drummer Boy, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, The First Noel, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and many more!Ray Genius A Night For Ray Charles - A meld of legendary performers and contemporary artists of today that have been influenced by Ray's music, perform in this concert extravaganza. Presented by Quincy Jones, Jamie Foxx, Morgan Freeman and Regina King, to honour a true genius with real soul.This special contains the extended tribute, tracing Ray's rise to stardom through a climate of adversity, and celebrates his major contribution to several generations of music. Together with his longtime friends and co-musicians, Quincy Jones, B.B.King and David Fathead Newman, we can reminisce about his true genius life.
BEHIND THE MUSIC. BEHIND THE HEADLINES. BEHIND THE LEGEND. ALL EYEZ ON ME tells the true and untold story of prolific rapper, actor, poet and activist Tupac Shakur. The film follows Shakur from his early days in New York City to his evolution into being one of the world’s most recognized and influential voices before his untimely death at the age of 25. Against all odds, Shakur’s raw talent, powerful lyrics and revolutionary mind-set propelled him into becoming a cultural icon whose legacy continues to grow long after his passing. ALL EYEZ ON ME stars newcomer Demetrius Shipp Jr. as Tupac Shakur; Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead) as Afeni Shakur; Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as Jada Pinkett; Annie Ilonzeh (Empire) as Kidada Jones; Lauren Cohan (The Walking Dead) as Leila Steinberg and Jamal Woolard (Notorious) as The Notorious B.I.G. Extras: OVER 80 MINUTES OF SPECIAL FEATURES: Legends Will Never Die: The Making Of All Eyez On Me Becoming Tupac Demetrius Shipp Jr. Raw Audition Tape Deleted Scenes ALL EYEZ ON ME CONVERSATIONS: Telling Tupac’s Story · Tupac’s Fashion And His Lasting Influence Tupac’s Influence On The Music World
No Strings AttachedEmma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) are life-long friends who almost ruin everything by having sex one morning. In order to protect their friendship, they make a pact to keep their relationship strictly no strings attached . No strings means no jealousy, no expectations, no fighting, no flowers and no baby voices! It means they can do whatever they want, wherever they want, in whatever public place they want, as long as they don’t fall in love. The question becomes – who’s going to fall first? And can their friendship survive?Morning GloryEva Lovelace (Katherine Hepburn) is sparkling in her Oscar winning role of 1934 as a naive, innocent actress who arrives in New York with no friends, no money and no accommodation. But what she does have is a wealth of ambition and the unique ability of a small town girl wanting to make it in a big world. Arriving at the offices of Broadway’s biggest producers, Joseph Sheridan (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Louis Easton (Adolphe Menjou), Eva sits patiently whilst a troupe of theatre lovelies are cast for Broadway’s next big play. Unable to cope with the bitchy put-downs of leading-lady Rita Vernon (Mary Duncan), Eva pleads with the kindly British Shakespearian actor Robert Harley Hedges (C. Aubrey Smith) to take her under his wing and coach her. But Broadway is a world of broken dreams and success is sometimes but a fleeting moment of morning glory…
The Human Centipede: First Sequence Film Director Tom Six's Award winning vision begins with The Human Centipede (First Sequence). Here we are introduced to retired surgeon Dr Heiter, a man who harbours a sick lifetime fantasy of being the first person to create a Siamese triplet. He just requires the necessary pieces . Two pretty American girls walk unwittingly up to his door in search of help when their car breaks down and find themselves on his operating table, alongside another hapless Japanese tourist Heiter has acquired for his project. In 100% medically accurate detail Dr Heiter first describes to his ensnared patients the operation which will take place in order to conjoin them via their gastric systems, then commences his twisted surgery to create The Human Centipede . The Human Centipede 2: Full Sequence Like a Centipede's segments The Human Centipede (First Sequence) is inextricably joined to The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence) where we find mentally disturbed car park attendant Martin obsessed with watching Tom Six's film. Pushed to the brink by his belligerent mother and haunted by the teasing voices of his abusive and imprisoned father, Martin plans to emulate Heiter's Centipede by creating his own version. In brutal juxtaposition Martin has no surgical skills, nor access to surgical implements. Anaesthesia is replaced by crowbar, stitches and sutures replaced by staple guns and duct tape, scalpels replaced by various household tools. What follows is one of the most harrowing and terrifying films ever conceived. First Sequence Special Features: Full Length Commentary with Director Tom Six Q and A with Director Tom Six and Actor Dieter Laser Two Interviews with Director Tom Six Original Theatrical Trailer Behind the Scenes Foley Session Casting Session Deleted Scene Full Sequence Special Features: DTS-HD MA 5.1 Surround Sound Interview with Director Tom Six Behind the Scenes Foley Session Deleted Scene Martin Speaks Exclusive: An Interview with Laurence R. Harvey and Tom Six at the UK Premiere of The Human Centipede 2 Cast Interview Exclusive Exclusive Special Edition Launch Trailer Exclusive 2011 Teaser Trailer
The death of the outspoken comedian Bill Hicks, in early '94, tragically foreshortened a career in which Hicks had proved himself as one of the most distinctive voices in the comedy world. In fact he was the Lennie Bruce of his generation. This 'Prince of Darkness' was a sex drugs and rock 'n' roll comedian! He could be loud and he could be outrageous but on stage he also exposed a creative imagination and a vision of the world which sometimes took him closer to the role of prophet than comic. Winner of the Edinburgh Festival Critics' Award in 1991, Bill was driven by a distinctive passion in his work, a comedy built on conviction, that set him apart from other stand-ups.It's Just A Ride:A celebration of the comedy of Bill Hicks. The film is structured around the different strains of comedy in the Hicks stand-up, sampling some of the best of his confrontational performances. Interviewees include two major American chat show hosts, David Letterman and Jay Leno, the actor Eric Bogosian and a wide range of comedians who admired his work including Sean Hughes and Eddie Izzard. There are also anecdotal contributions from his high school friends and an interview with his parents in which is father opines I never could understand why he had to use the F-word. I used to say to him Bob Hope didn't have to use the F-word , but he didn't like that and he didn't like Bob Hope much either!Revelations:The dark and dangerous stand-up is stalking the Dominion Theatre, London, his last, live sell out performance on the Revelations Tour, cloaked in a riding coat and hat. And he is annoyed, you can tell he's in an irritable mood and what's worse, his nerves are shot to pieces because the comedian who mounted a one-man right to smoke campaign has kicked the habit! This show is like a cathartic exploration of his own anger and disappointment at the world. Grieving over the death of the American Dream, Hicks is building up his verbal fire-power to unleash it on some of the most sensitive wounds of the American psyche, ignorance and bigotry. Able to say what most people daren't even think, his calculated and thought-provoking humour has a certain shock value to it, which grabs the attention of his audience and doesn't let go.
Among the most exciting voices in genre cinema to emerge in recent years, Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead return with their third feature, The Endless. Benson and Moorhead play brothers, former members of a crazy UFO death cult , who receive a mysterious video cassette in the mail. The tape contains an eerie calling card from their past, inviting them to attend an event called the Ascension. Despite their apprehension, the pair agree to return for one day. At first their old friends in the cult seem warm and welcoming, but things soon turn strange as the brothers find themselves drawn into a vortex of bizarre rituals, strange messages, unseen forces and sinister supernatural secrets that threaten to tear apart the very fabric of reality. Following on from the acclaimed Resolution also included on this limited-edition release and Spring (which earned accolades from Guillermo del Toro and Richard Linklater), The Endless is a truly unique mind-bending, genre-blending indie gem that will leave you spinning. TWO-DISC LIMITED EDITION CONTENTS: High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentations of The Endless and Moorhead & Benson s first feature, Resolution DTS-HD MA 5.1 audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Reversible sleeve with a choice of artwork designs Limited edition collector s booklet containing new writing on the films by critics Jamie Graham and Alexandra Heller-Nicholas DISC ONE: THE ENDLESS Audio commentary by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead Brand-new interview with Benson and Moorhead, recorded exclusively for this release Behind-the-scenes featurette Breaking the News, Benson and Moorhead pull a practical joke on actor Vinny Curran Casting Aaron, Benson, Moorhead and producer Dave Lawson audition for the role of Aaron Casting Smiling Dave, Lawson auditions for the role of Smiling Dave VFX Breakdown UFO Cult Comedy, improvised short film made whilst Benson and Moorhead were on the festival circuit Vinny s Story, a behind-the-scenes documentary filmed on-set by Curran Michael Felker, a tongue-in-cheek featurette referencing The Endless s editor Seven deleted scenes Outtakes Theatrical Trailer DISC TWO: RESOLUTION Audio Commentary with Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead, and actors Peter Cilella and Vinny Curran Audio Commentary with Benson and Moorhead Audio Commentary with Carmel the Dog Brand-new interview with Benson and Moorhead, recorded exclusively for this release Archive interview with Benson and Moorhead Behind the scenes featurette Weird extras: How Resolution Will Help You Have Sex, Shane the Missing Character, Topless Scene, Extended Scene: Lawyer Call and Alternative Ending Outtakes and unseen footage Film festival promos
A must for any fan of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters! His voice can be heard in countless classic animated cartoons, still seen on TV daily around the world. He was Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, Baba Looey, Super Snooper, Blabbermouse, Snagglepuss, Augie Doggy, Mr. Jinks, Wally Gator, Elroy Jetson, Cap'n Crunch, and hundreds of others. He worked with nearly every major animation director, including Messers Hanna and Barbera, Jay Ward, Walter Lantz, Chuck Jones, and Tex Avery. He worked puppets for Bob Clampett (Beany and Cecil). Fans included Groucho, Harpo, Lionel Barrymore, and even Albert Einstein. His collaborations with satirist Stan Freberg sold millions of records. Yet you have probably never heard of him. His name is Daws Butler. Daws Butler, Characters Actor brings you up close and personal into the life of the man who many consider to be the greatest voice actor of the 20th century. This audio biography is narrated by Daws Butler protégé Joe Bevilacqua (Joe Bev), who co-wrote the book with Ben Ohmart. Joe Bev also demonstrates many of Daws' character voices along the way. This authorized biography includes detailed eye-witness accounts and personal reminisces by his colleagues. Best of all, the book includes the words of Daws Butler himself telling his own story. How did Daws create the voice of Huckleberry Hound? What did comedian Bert Lahr think of Snagglepuss? Who made the first Cecil puppet? What was the Daws Butler Workshop? What was it like having Yogi Bear as a dad? "Is there any question the name Daws is plural? No single human being could have created so many amusingly convincing voices as did the talented, singularly plural Daws Butler. For Daws, the term 'genius' must perforce be exponentially multiplied: voices times voices times voices, and so on. I am flattered and honored that he based Fibber Fox on me." Shelley Berman, actor (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Stand 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009270/bk_blak_009270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.