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When the leading lady of a Broadway musical breaks her ankle, she is replaced by a young unknown actress, who becomes the star of the show.
John Ford's adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel follows the traumatic journey made by the Joads, a dispossesed Oklahoma family who head towards California to begin a new life. When Tom Joad (Henry Fonda) returns home after being released from prison, he discovers the farmlands have been destroyed by dust storms. Seeking a better future, he leaves with his mother (Jane Darwell) and the rest of the family for California. Their journey is far from easy, however, and there is no guarantee the 'promised land' will provide the life they are hoping for.
The true story of an English missionary (Ingrid Bergman) who led a hundred children over enemy territory in pre-WWII China. Robert Donat plays a Chinese mandarin in his final screen performance and North Wales stands in for the Chinese countryside.
New York, 1929. A war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan.
Dan is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded 'splurge gun'. As the custard pies fly, Bugsy Malone, an all-round nice guy, falls for Blousey Brown, a singer at Fat Sam's speakeasy. His designs on her are disrupted by the seductive songstress Tallulah who wants Bugsy for herself.
Written and directed by Alan Parker, this gangster musical satire is one of the best loved movies of the 1970s. It features a great cast, catchy song and dance routines and hilarious slapstick comedy.
Now is your chance to join in the fun and sing along with Bugsy and the rest of the gang to classics including 'So You Wanna Be A Boxer?', 'My Name Is Tallulah', 'Fat Sam's Grand Slam' and many more.
After 6-year-old Andy Barclay's babysitter is violently pushed out of a window to her death, nobody believes him when he says that "Chucky," his new birthday doll, did it!
Until things start going terribly wrong... dead wrong.
And when an ensuing rampage of gruesome murders lead a detective back to the same toy, he discovers that the real terror has just begun... the deranged doll has plans to transfer his evil spirit into a living human being - young Andy!
Triple bill of classic suspense thrillers from director Alfred Hitchcock. In 'Dial M for Murder' (1954), adapted from the stage play by Frederick Knott, former tennis pro Tony Wendice (Ray Milland) hatches a cunning plot to get rid of his socialite wife, Margot (Grace Kelly), when he discovers that she has been unfaithful. Wendice blackmails a corrupt former schoolmate into murdering her but the fellow bungles the job and Margot, having killed her would-be assailant in self-defence, then finds herself under suspicion of premeditated murder. In 'Strangers On a Train' (1951), based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, tennis star Guy Haines (Farley Granger) meets Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) by chance in a train carriage. After some idle chat in which it transpires that each man has someone in their lives they would like to dispose of, Bruno proposes that he kills Guy's wife, in return for Guy murdering Bruno's father. Guy is appalled, but when his wife is murdered he realises that Bruno is intent on carrying out the 'deal', whether Guy wants to or not. In 'North By Northwest' (1959) advertising executive Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) is lunching in a restaurant with his mother when he mistakenly answers a page for one George Kaplan. He soon finds himself on the run across the country, being pursued by enemies of the government who are convinced that he is a secret agent. He finds a friend in Eve Kendall (Eve Marie Saint), who helps conceal him during a perilous train journey, but soon discovers she is not all that she seems...
Sink The Bismarck
In black & white.
The Enemy Below
Epic retelling of the story of Moses (Charlton Heston), beginning with him as a baby in the bullrushes, and then moving through his time in the Egyptian court, the struggle with Pharoah (Yul Brynner) to obtain the freedom of his people, the parting of the Red Sea, the receipt of the Ten Commandments, the years of wandering in the desert, and the final arrival in the land of Canaan. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, this was both his crowning glory and his final film.
Alabama in the 1930s. The children Scout (Mary Badham) and Jem (Phillip Alford) play in the street, while their lawyer father Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) defends a black man accused of raping a young white woman. The controversial nature of the trial, taking place in the racist culture of the Deep South, leads the local townsfolk to turn against Finch and sees his family become the victim of a series of terror attacks. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' won Oscars for Peck and screenwriter Horton Foote.
Another collection of 55 classic Grindhouse movie trailers. Grindhouse, popular in the 1970s, was an American-coined term that referred to exploitation films from slasher horrors to dubbed martial arts and sexploitation movies.
Classic drama starring Celia Johnson as a married woman whose life is thrown into turmoil when she unexpectedly falls in love with a stranger. Laura Jesson (Johnson) appears to be the very embodiment of a respectable, happily-married British housewife and mother. Equally, the man who comes to her assistance when a passing train blows grit into her eye, Dr Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard), enjoys a settled and comfortable life. Neither of the pair are prepared for the emotions the encounter will evoke in them. Unable to forget each other, they begin meeting covertly in the railway cafe. Given that both are married with children, pursuing a romantic relationship seems impossible, but will the power of their love overwhelm all other concerns?
In a futuristic Britain, a gang of teenagers go on the rampage every night, beating and raping helpless victims. After one of the boys quells an uprising in the gang, they knock him out and leave him for the police to find. He agrees to try "aversion therapy" to shorten his jail sentence. When he is eventually let out, he hates violence, but the rest of his gang members are still after him.
The only survivor of the Nostromo's deadly encounter with the alien, Ripley's escape pod floats in space for 57 years. After being rescued, Ripley is stunned when her story is met with disbelief.
Then all communication is lost with the colonists who've settled on the alien planet. And when the Company asks Ripley to accompany a team of high-tech colonial Marines back to LV-426, she refuses. But she ultimately realises that the only way to banish her fear is to confront it head on.
Sigourney Weaver reprised her role as Ellen Ripley for one of the most compelling and critically acclaimed sequels of all time.
George (Donald Pleasence) and Teresa (Francoise Dorleac) are an eccentric couple who have retreated to an island off the northeast coast of Britain, where they live in a large, dank castle. Their isolated existence is disrupted when the island is visited by two gangsters. Roman Polanski's film is bleak but comic - the overall sense of menace occasionally giving way to black humour.
One of the most acclaimed and treasured animated films of all time is about to sweep you off your feet.
Follow the adventures of Belle, a bright young woman who finds herself in the castle of a prince whos been turned into a mysterious beast. With the help of the castles enchanted staff, Belle soon learns the most important lesson of all that true beauty comes from within.
An all-new digital restoration and exciting new bonus features make this Special Edition DVD more magical than ever. Be our guest and let the music youll never forget and the characters who will fill your heart cast a shimmering spell like never before.
Crime comedy drama starring ballerina Vera Zorina, Peter Lorre and Erich von Stroheim as con artists who trail Europe's high society searching for victims. While disguising herself as a countess, Tanya Vronsky (Zorina) meets the handsome Paul Vernay (Richard Greene) and the two fall in love. Tanya decides to leave the con game to get married but her partners in crime, Polo (Lorre) and Andre (von Stroheim), want her help in pulling off one last job...
British comedy drama linking the lives and stories of three very different people through their ownership of the same yellow Rolls Royce Phantom II. The first to own the car is Englishman Lord Charles Frinton (Rex Harrison), who buys it as a birthday present for his wife Lady Eloise Frinton (Jeanne Moreau). The car is then bought by gangster Paolo Maltese (George C Scott) to tour round Italy with his moll Mae Jenkins (Shirley MacLaine). In the middle of their journey, however, Paolo is called back to the United States to take care of business. In his absence Mae takes up with street photographer Stefano (Alain Delon) whom she falls in love with. The final purchase is by Gerda Millett (Ingrid Bergman), a wealthy American widow on her way to visit royalty in Yugoslavia during its invasion by the Nazi Germans in World War II...
Guy Haines (Farley Granger) and Bruno Antony (Robert Walker) meet by chance in a train carriage. After some idle chat in which it transpires that each man has someone in their lives they would like to dispose of, Bruno proposes that he kills Guy's wife, in return for Guy murdering Bruno's father. Guy is appalled, but when his wife is murdered he realises that Bruno is intent on carrying out the 'deal', whether Guy wants to or not.
Double feature starring Basil Rathbone as detective Sherlock Holmes. In 'The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' (1939), Professor Moriarity (George Zucco) has come up with a scheme for stealing the crown jewels from the Tower of London. To get Holmes involved, he persuades a flute player to murder a girl. In 'Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon' (1943), Holmes travels to Switzerland to rescue the inventor of a bomb-sight which the allies want to keep from the Nazis. Back in London, however, it turns out that the inventor is not all that he seemed...
Grace Kelly and Ray Milland star in Alfred Hitchcock's classic thriller adapted from the play by Frederick Knott. Former tennis pro Tony Wendice (Milland) hatches a cunning plot to get rid of his socialite wife, Margot (Kelly), when he discovers that she has been having an affair with author Mark Halliday (Robert Cummings). Wendice blackmails a corrupt former schoolmate into murdering her, but the man bungles the job, and Margot, having killed her would-be assailant in self-defence, then finds herself under suspicion of premeditated murder...
Stanley Kramer directs this film noir classic starring Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra. Medical student Lucas Marsh (Mitchum) is determined to succeed, but his relentless idealism and pursuit of high standards cause him to continually alienate those around him. After leaving medical school, he sets up practice in a small town, but his perfectionism continues to be a problem, preventing him from sharing any kind of empathy with his patients.
Enter The Dragon takes Bruce Lee to the island fortress of a criminal warlord called Man, whose martial arts academy covers up opium-smuggling and prostitution activities.
To avenge the death of his sister, Lee infiltrates the stronghold and enters Man's brutal martial arts tournament - a breathtaking visual feast of competitions fusing skills in Kung Fu, Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Escrima and Hap Ki Do, staged by Lee himself.
This uncut edition includes a reformatted soundtrack plus footage unseen for decades including Lee's Monk scene and the now legendary Nunchaku scene.
Quite simply the definitive cut of the greatest martial arts movie ever!
Richard Attenborough stars as a scientist haunted by his past in this 1950s drama from director Don Chaffey. Trying to escape his guilt after accidentally killing his fiancee's brother, Peter Watson (Attenborough) changes his name and takes a rooms in a delapidated boarding house. There, his mental health rapidly deteriorates, and his fellow lodgers call the police after his erratic behaviour causes concern. But when Watson begins brandishing a gun, and a police sergeant is injured, matters quicky come to a head.
The cantankerous Rooster Cogburn is hired by a headstrong young girl to find the man who murdered her father and fled with the family savings. When Cogburn's employer insists on accompanying the old gunfighter, sparks fly.
And the situation goes from troubled to disastrous when an inexperienced Texas Ranger joins the party. Laughter and tears punctuate the wild action in this extraordinary Western which also features performances by Robert Duvall and Strother Martin.
John Wayne earned the 1969 Best Actor Academy Award for this larger-than-life performance as the drunken, uncouth and totally fearless one-eyed U.S. Marshall, Rooster Cogburn.
The Battle of Midway sounded its furious thunder in June 1942, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Midway interweaves the dramatic personal stories of the men who fought the courageous battle that was to be the Pacific turning point for the United States.
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