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Five months after D-Day, most American soldiers think the German army is broken. The Germans think otherwise. In an attempt to buy time to fill the skies with their invincible new jets, they launch one fast, furious offensive: the Battle of the Bulge.
For this epic recreation of one of World War ll's most crucial confrontations, director Ken Annakin captures the explosive action of massive forces squaring off as well as the brave, individual ingenuity of weary GIs trying to survive a cruel European winter.
The cast is a juggernaut of stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and more. Experience the vast panorama of war in all its intensity - and all its heroism.
G.W. Pabst's silent masterpiece stars Louise Brooks as Lulu, the femme fatale who causes passions to overheat wherever she goes. The mistress of a Berlin newspaper editor until his untimely death, Lulu subsequently takes up with his son as she seeks to evade the attentions of the law.
Directed by thrill master John Carpenter, this edge-of-your seat adventure stars Kurt Russell as Jack Burton, a tough talking, wisecracking truck driver who's hum-drum life on the road takes a sudden supernatural tailspin when his best friend's fiancee is kidnapped.
Speeding to the rescue, Jack finds himself deep beneath San Francisco's Chinatown, in a murky, creature filled world ruled by Lo Pan, a 2000-year-old magician who mercilessly presides over an empire of spirits.
Dodging demons and facing baffling terrors, Jack battles his way through Lo Pan's dark domain in a full-throttle, action-riddled ride to rescue the girl. Co-starring Kim Cattrall, this effects-filled sci-fi spectacle speeds to an incredible, twist-taking finish.
The cult joint-toting duo follow 'Up in Smoke' with a similarly freewheeling comedy. Cheech works as a delivery man for a Hollywood studio, but is constantly put in hot water by the antics of his stoner friend Chong. A massage parlour and the living room of a wealthy family are just two of the locations descending into chaos after a visit from the hapless pair.
Neil Simon's beloved story about two divorced men who decide to share a New York apartment.
Felix is fussy and fastidious to a fault. He proves that cleanliness is next to insanity. Oscar wreaks havoc on a tidy room with the speed and thoroughness of a tornado.
An enduring and endearing picture with the intelligence one usually misses in comedies.
Blockbuster film covering Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Told from the perspective of both the Japanese and the Americans, it draws upon the talents of four different directors - including Richard Fleischer ('The Boston Strangler') and Kinji Fukasuki ('Battle Royale') - and at a cost of 25 million dollars, was one of the most expensive movies ever made. The film won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Classic Ealing comedy. During the Second World War, the inhabitants of a small Hebridean island are wilting under a chronic shortage of whisky. When a ship is wrecked on the shore, it is discovered to contain 50,000 cases of malt, which are promptly appropriated by the menfolk of the island. All is well until an English Home Guard commander - determined to see the whisky restored to its rightful owners - calls in Her Majesty's Customs, and the islanders make frantic attempts to hide their treasured alcoholic booty!
Seven classes a day and a hot lunch. That's what New York City's High School for the Performing Arts guarantees. Stardom? That's something the school's teenage musicians, actors, dancers and dreamers strive for. Fame sings the body electric, celebrating the growing-up process of honing talent, confronting realities, finding love, living life. Director Alan Parker (Evita, The Commitments) brings an energetic style to the criss-crossing stories of students (including future Academy Award winner Irene Cara, Paul McCrane (ER), Barry Miller (Saturday Night Fever) and two who returned in the later TV series, Gene Anthony Ray and Lee Curreri). Nominated for six Academy Awards, Fame won Oscars for its dynamic score and title tune.
Featuring a stellar cast, including Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave, Robert Shaw, Susannah York and Edward Fox, Battle Of Britain is a spectacular retelling of a true story that shows courage at its inspiring best.
Few defining moments can change the outcome of war; but when the outnumbered Royal Air Force defied unsurmountable odds in engaging the German Luftwaffe, they may well have altered the course of history!
The great Jimmy Stewart and June Allyson star in this vibrant tribute to one of America's legendary bandleaders, charting Miller's rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940's.
The wonderful score swings with the original Miller music performed by the Glenn Miller Orchestra and such musical giants as Louis Armstrong, Gene Krupa, Frances Langford and The Modernaires.
Rounding out the great cast are such favorites as Henry Morgan, Charles Drake and George Tobias. Tastefully directed by Anthony Mann, Glenn Miller's dynamic sound of swing comes alive once more.
A priceless classic, My Fair Lady has become one of the most popular musicals of all time. Based on George Bernard Shaw's 1913 play Pygmalion, the film swept the Academy Awards. Cecil Beaton's lavish sets and costumes and Lerner and Loewe's winning score became the background for George Cukor's striking mix of styles that ranged from the fantastic to the abstract in his telling of the tale of a waif who's educated into being a lady.
Egotistical linguist Professor Henry Higgins bets his friend, Colonel Hugh Pickering, that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle in time for an important society ball. His gamble could pay off--but the spirited Eliza is more of a handful than the Professor could have predicted.
As she slowly becomes more refined, and less reliant upon him, Higgins realizes, to his confusion, that he can't live without her.
The film was nominated for 12 Oscars and won eight, including Best Picture and Director.
Stanley Kubrick's classic black comedy about a group of war-eager military men who plan a nuclear apocalypse is both funny and frightening - and seems as relevant today as ever.
Through a series of military and political accidents, two psychotic generals - U.S. Air Force Commander Jack D. Ripper and Joint Chief of Staff "Buck" Turgidson - trigger an ingenious, irrevocable scheme to attack Russia's strategic targets with nuclear bombs.
The brains behind the scheme belong to Dr. Strangelove, a wheelchair-bound nuclear scientist who has bizarre ideas about a mans's future. The President is helpless to stop the bombers, as is Captain Mandrake. Dr Strangelove is truly a brilliant film classic.
In black and white.
Damien - The Omen 2
The Omen 3 - The Final Conflict
Double bill of classic thrillers directed by Stanley Kubrick. In 'The Killing' (1956), Johnny Clay (Sterling Hayden) gets out of prison after a five-year stint and begins to put together plans for a million dollar race track heist. As he gathers his crew together, it seems that Johnny's plan is fool-proof and is sure to go off without a hitch. However, when gang member George Peatty (Elisha Cook Jr) tells his wife (Marie Windsor) about the plans, and she in turn tells her boyfriend (Vince Edwards), the seeds are sown for the whole operation's undoing. In 'Killer's Kiss' (1955), boxer Davy Gordon (Jamie Smith) finds himself in a world of trouble when he intervenes and saves dancer Gloria Price (Irene Kane) from her seedy and violent boss Vincent Raphello (Frank Silvera). Davy and Gloria fall in love and plan to leave the city and make a fresh start, but Vincent is angry and jealous and sends his men to kill the young lovers...
In the early days of flight, Lord Rawnsley offers ú10,000 in prize money for the winners of a London to Paris air race. Intending to prove that British means Best, Rawnsley puts his faith in a Royal Navy Lieutenant (James Fox), but other competitors, including a German officer (Gert Frobe) and a caddish English gent (Terry-Thomas), are determined to prove their own worth.
Dr Ben McKenna (James Stewart) is on holiday in Morocco with his wife, former singer Jo (Doris Day), and son Hank when he meets friendly but mysterious Frenchman Louis Bernard (Daniel Gelin). The McKennas are also befriended by the Draytons, an English couple who take them to the local bazaar. There Ben is confronted by an Arab who, after being shot in the back, whispers a dying message to him. It transpires that the Arab is in fact a disguised Bernard, and that he has entrusted Hank with the identity of a British politician who is due to be assassinated. After being questioned by the police Ben and Jo return to their hotel, only to discover that the Draytons have checked out and taken Hank with them in order to ensure Ben's silence.
A collection of classic films starring British comic actor, Will Hay. In 'Ask A Policeman' (1939), the police force of crime-free Turnbotham Round consists of Sergeant Dudfoot (Hay) and officers Harbottle (Moore Marriott) and Albert (Graham Moffatt). When the commissioner suggests that they are no longer neccessary, they set about engineering a crime wave in the village, so that they can be seen to be solving it. Their attempts fail, until they stumble upon a genuine case of smuggling. In 'Boys Will be Boys' (1935), prison teacher Dr Smart-Alec (Hay) steps up the career ladder to become headmaster of Narkover public school, but his innate stupidity soon begins to create havoc. Will Hay dons a mortarboard on screen for the first time, in the bumbling headmaster role that was to become his trademark. In 'Oh, Mr Porter!', bungling (1937), station master William Porter (Hay) is appointed to the run down station of Buggleskelly in Ireland by the resentful Superintendent. When he charters an early morning train for a sinister one-eyed man, his staff, Harbottle (Marriott) and Albert (Moffatt) are suspicious. They investigate, and discover that arms smugglers are using a deserted railway tunnel as a base. In 'Convict 99' (1939), disgraced teacher Benjamin Twist (Hay) finds himself put in charge of a prison for hardened criminals when he is mistaken for a tough prison governor. When he celebrates by getting drunk, Twist ends up behinds bars himself. In 'Old Bones Of The River' (1938), when Professor Benjamin Tibbets (Hay) travels to Africa up river to open schools for the natives, he experiences several setbacks. His new pupils are less than receptive, and when the commander of the local base goes down with malaria he takes on his duties as well. Aided by the crew of the boat on which he arrived (Marriott and Moffatt), he sets about collecting taxes from the locals, with hilarious results. In 'Where There's a Will' (1936), alcoholic lawyer Benjamin Stubbins (Hay) is deep in debt. He finds himself being used by a gang of crooks to pull off a bank robbery, but manages to foil their scheme. In 'Good Morning Boys' (1937), the headmaster of St Michael's school Dr Benjamin Twist (Hay) finds himself in hot water after a government inspection. He is asked to resign unless he can prove that his educational methods work, and so when he comes into possession of the French paper, he does not need much coaxing before showing it to his students. The boys pass with honours, but a congratulatory trip to Paris goes awry when they and Twist inadvertently help to steal the Mona Lisa. In 'Hey! Hey! USA' (1938), Dr Benjamin Twist (Hay) is invited to act as tutor to the son of a millionaire in the United States of America, after posing as a famous professor. Twist discovers that two gangs of villains are out to kidnap his precocious young pupil, Bernie Schultz. Finally, in 'Windbag the Sailor' (1936), Ben Cutlet (Hay) is a bogus old sea dog who finds himself tricked into taking command of an unseaworthy vessel. Its owners intend to sink the ship and cash in the insurance. When Cutlet's crew mutiny, he is forced to escape with cabin boy Albert (Moffatt) and the aged Harbottle (Marriott).
While Blazing Saddles is deliriously funny, most people call it deliriously funnier, thanks to this special, extras-packed 30th-Anniversary Edition.
Filmmaker, star and paddle-ball wiz Mel Brooks goes way out West and way out of his mind with a spiffy spoof set in an 1874 Old West where 1974 Hollywood is just one soundstage away - and where nonstop fun blasts prejudices to the high comedy heavens.
Cleavon Little, Gene Wilder, Slim Pickens, Harvey Korman, Madeline Kahn and more join for horseplay and horselaughs.
A riveting courtroom drama of rape and premeditated murder is brought to life with an all-star cast in the suspenseful and highly-acclaimed Anatomy Of A Murder.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture), the film pits a humble small-town lawyer against a hardheaded, big-city prosecutor. Emotions flare as a jealous army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive beautiful wife.
Produced and directed by the renowned Otto Preminger, the film features a brilliant score by Duke Ellington. Packed with drama, passion, and intrigue, Anatomy Of A Murder is a cinematic masterpiece that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
In black & white.
Charlton Heston brings a muscular physical and moral presence to the role of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman in Palestine whose heroic odyssey includes enslavement by the Romans, a bold escape from an embattled slave galley, vengeance against his tormentors during a furious arena chariot race and fateful encounters with Jesus Christ.
Italian director Franco Zeffirelli stunned the screen world when he cast two young unknowns to portray the star-crossed lovers in Romeo & Juliet, but it was a gamble that resulted in one of the most popular motion pictures of all time, winning international acclaim and four Academy Award nominations.
Shakespear's classic romance comes to stunning visual life in a refreshingly modern interpretation, bringing new vitality and insight to the most enduring love story ever written.
This penultimate entry in Hammer's 'Frankenstein' series is the only one not to feature Peter Cushing as the misguided Baron. Instead, Ralph Bates takes on the role of Victor Frankenstein, the scientist whose attempts to create life result in a murderous monster going on the rampage in the local community. Cushing returned for the final instalment, 'Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell' (1973).
Four Italian-Americans from New York's lower East Side hang around at a local bar. Charlie, the most responsible of the group, tries to protect his girlfriend's cousin Johnny Boy from the local debt collectors, but his young charge seems determined to live fast and die young.
Heavily influenced by the French New Wave, Mean Streets provided the first high-profile success for director Martin Scorsese and star Robert De Niro.
Based on John Steinbeck's novel and directed by Elia Kazan, East Of Eden is the first of three major films that make up James Dean's movie legacy.
The 24-year-old idol-to-be plays Cal, a wayward Salinas Valley youth who vies for the affection of his hardened father with his favoured brother Aron. Playing off the haunting sensitivity of Julie Harris, Dean's performance earned of the film's four Academy Award nominations.
Among the movie's stellar performances, Jo Van Fleet won the Oscar as Best Supporting Actress.
Pollyanna isáthe orphan who brings sunshine into the lives of everyone she meets. But her strict Aunt Polly is too concerned with appearances, propriety and local politics to appreciate her effervescent niece.
It isn't until the town almost loses their "Glad Girl" that Aunt Polly realises the power of love and lightheartedness.
Featuring an impressive all-star cast and a story filled with laughter and tears, Pollyanna will inspire your entire family and prove that the art of positive thinking is just as delightful today as is was at the turn of the century!
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