Four Films 1936-1938 brings together a quartet of 1930s features by Sacha Guitry, the celebrated French filmmaker, playwright and actor of the stage and screen, each based on his earlier works. Indiscretions (Le Nouveau testament) follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy. My Father Was Right (Mon père avait raison) tells off a man who, after being left by his wife for another man, raises his son to be wary of women. Let’s Dream (Faisons un rêve…) is another story of mistrust, between husband, wife and lovers. And the history of one of France’s most famous streets is retold in Up the Champs-Élysées (Remontons les Champs-Élysées), featuring multiple performances from Guitry himself. Available for the first time on Blu-ray this set presents some of Guitry’s earliest and most enjoyable works. Limited Edition Contents Limited Edition Dual Format Collection [2000 copies] High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original French mono audio (uncompressed LPCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles Two French television documentaries: Cinéastes de notre temps: Sacha Guitry (1965) and Thèmes et variations du cinéma: Guitry (1967) An interview with Guitry from the 1959 television series Magazine du théâtre 60-page limited edition book featuring new writing on the films
Actor, Director, Icon. In 1964, Clint Eastwood starred in his first feature, A Fistful of Dollars, and by 1971 he had stepped behind the camera to direct his first feature, Play Misty for Me. Over the next five decades Clint Eastwood’s work continues to inspire and influence filmmakers and film fans alike resulting in over 150 acting and directing awards and nominations for his work during his magnificent career. Together for the first time, own all 61 films Starring or Directed by Clint Eastwood in one beautiful collection. This limited-edition signature collection boxset contains 63 discs; 61 feature-length films and two behind-the-scenes documentaries, as well as a collection of posters, art cards, and stills offering a closer look at some of Clint Eastwood’s most iconic roles. Each boxset is individually numbered, with only 2,000 produced, and contains an introductory foreword from Clint Eastwood. **Please note that this is a Blu-ray collection but 7 films below are DVD discs as they are not available on Blu-ray**: Paint Your Wagon (1969), Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974), Bronco Billy (1980), Honkytonk Man (1982), Bird (1988), Pink Cadillac (1989), and White Hunter Black Heart (1990).
“If it can be written, or thought, it can be filmed.” – Stanley Kubrick. Own 7 ground-breaking films and a revealing documentary* in one stunning limited-edition collection. This collection contains The Shining for the first time in 4K Ultra HD, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey in 4K Ultra HD, a 20-page exclusive booklet, and a collection of beautiful art cards. This collection includes the following films: Lolita (Blu-ray), 2001: A Space Odyssey (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray), A Clockwork Orange (Blu-ray), Barry Lyndon (Blu-ray), The Shining (4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray), Full Metal Jacket (Blu-ray), Eyes Wide Shut (Blu-ray), and Stanley Kubrick A Life in Pictures (Documentary on DVD).
Perhaps best known as the writer of Alain Resnais’ classic cine-conundrum Last Year of Marienbad, Alain Robbe-Grillet was also the director a number of stylish, controversial and erotic films which starred such icons of French cinema as Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist), Marie-France Pisier (Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour). Impossible to see for decades, these enigmatic, sexually-charged films have now been collected together for the very first time, and are made available here in beautifully remastered High Definition presentations, with extra features including video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet, filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei, and newly-recorded, exclusive feature-length commentaries by cult cinema authority Tim Lucas. This 6-Disc DVD box set includes: The Immortal One (1964), Trans-Europ Express (1967), The Man Who Lies (1968), Eden and After (1970), N. Rolls the Dice (1971) and Successive Slidings Into Pleasure (1974). All six films digitally remastered in High Definition Video introductions by Catherine Robbe-Grillet Filmed interviews with Alain Robbe-Grillet by Frederic Taddei Exclusive, full-length audio commentaries by Tim Lucas Illustrated booklet with extended essay by David Taylor; full film credits Cast and Crew: Directed by Alain Robbe-Grillet (influential writer of the French classic Last Year in Marienbad). Starring French cinema icons Jean-Louis Trintignant (Haneke’s Amour, Bertolucci’s The Conformist), Marie-France Pisier (Truffaut’s Stolen Kisses and Bed and Board) and Isabelle Huppert (Claire Denis’ White Material, Haneke’s Amour). Awards and Reviews: ‘Trans-Europ Express is as challenging and influential again today as it was in the 1960s – a key text of the post-war European avant-garde. But it is, above all, as an enjoyable and witty movie that this film has remained a classic.’ Senses of Cinema
Following the nationalisation of public transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, British Transport Films was led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey – a founding father of the British documentary movement – and became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. This 2-disc collection includes 14 films never before released on DVD including Contact with the Heart of England, Railbus for the 80’s, Five in Millions and Speedlink: The Quiet Revolution. Also included on this release is a new score for Safe on the Track? by composer Mordecai Smyth. Includes a fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films by BFI curator and BTF expert Steven Foxon and post-war transport historian and enthusiast Stephen Edwards. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. Extras/Episodes: Disc 1 Diesel Train Driver: Driving the Train (1959, 19 mins) Railway Electrification at Industrial Frequency (1960, 26 mins) Contact with the Heart of England (1967, 8 mins) Speed the Payload (1967, 15 mins) Safe on the Track? (1969, 11 mins) Flashing Yellows (1976, 10 mins) Railbus for the 80's (1978, 6 mins) Disc 2 Through to the Continent by Ferry Train (1978, 8 mins) Carriage Cleaning (1978, 28 mins) Great Britain: A Travel Guide (1978, 9 mins) Five in Millions (1978, 26 mins) Emergency Coupling Class 253/4 (1980, 14 mins) Safe at Work? (1980, 26 mins) Speedlink: The Quiet Revolution (1980, 9 mins)
Oscar-Nominated actor Liam Neeson is featured in this all-new 4-disc DVD collection spanning 4 films and 25 years of his exceptional career. This collection highlights some of his most celebrated performances, including Taken and Rob Roy. Taken Liam Neeson stars in this action-packed international thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. When his estranged daughter is kidnapped in Paris, a former spy (Neeson) sets out to find her at any cost. Relying on his special skills, he tracks down the ruthless gang that abducted her and launches a one-man war to bring them to justice and rescue his daughter. A Team They're armed, dangerous...and downright crazy. Buckle up for an adrenaline-fuelled, action-packed thrill-ride starring Liam Neeson, Bradley Cooper, Quinton Rampage Jackson and Sharlto Copley. Convicted by a military court for a crime they didn't commit, a daring team of former special forces soldiers must utilize their unique talents to break out of prison and tackle their toughest mission yet. It's going to take guts, split-second timing and an arsenal of explosive weapons - this is a job for The A-Team. Rob Roy Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson and Best Actress Oscar winner Jessica Lange give extraordinary performances as the legendary hero who refused to let his enemies destroy his honour and the loyal woman who gave him the courage to fight. When a harsh winter threatens the majestic Scottish Highlands, Rob Roy McGregor (Neeson) is forced to borrow money from the less-than-noble Marquis of Montrose (John Hurt) to provide for his clan. But when Montrose's henchmen (Tim Roth) conspires to take the wealth for himself, Rob is thrust into the most challenging battle of his life: one that escalates into an exhilarating climax that will captivate you to the film's final frame... Kingdom of Heaven An epic film set in Europe and the Middle East, Kingdom Of Heaven follows one man's struggle to better himself and the world around him. Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a French blacksmith who is mourning the deaths of his wife and baby when his estranged nobleman father (Liam Neeson) arrives and asks him to join the Crusades in Jerusalem. Mindful that conducting the Lord's work will help him atone for his sins, Balian agrees and embarks on the perilous journey. Along the way, he reveals his gifts of inherent goodness and fair treatment of all human beings. Upon reaching Jerusalem, a city where his meagre beginnings no longer matter, Balian earns respect and fealty while secretly courting the capricious wife of the ruthless Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) who seeks a way to destabilise the uneasy Christian-Muslim truce brokered by King Baldwin (Edward Norton) and wage war against his religious enemy... Director Ridley Scott bring the scale of his previous epic Gladiator to this film while confronting hundreds of years of religious conflict. At times controversial in both its content and production difficulties, populated by an all-star cast and held together by a sterling central performance from Orlando Bloom, Kingdom Of Heaven is a multi-faceted classic of a humble man who chooses his fate, instead of accepting the fate given to him at birth.
Continuing the BFI’s work of Unlocking Film Heritage in Britain, this fascinating DVD collection brings together a selection of public information films, propaganda shorts and adverts from the BFI National Archive. The films offer advice and tips on how to support the war effort from home. Originally shown in cinemas to British audiences during the Second World War, these films served to boost morale, covering topics which include rationing, staying healthy, how to grow vegetables, cooking tips and salvaging and recycling. These films were crucial to the British war effort and the campaign messaging has been much reproduced in modern advertising to this day. Highlights include Keep them Safe, Keep them Happy (1940), A-tish-oo (1941) and Salvage with a Smile (1940).
British Transport Films Vol. 13: On the Right Track (2-disc DVD) British Transport Films was established in 1949 to focus a spotlight on transport as a Nationalised undertaking, to create an appetite for travel and to entice the public to use nationalised transport. Over a period of more than 35 years BTF produced an unrivalled documentary film legacy for generations of film and transport enthusiasts. BTF on DVD makes its triumphant return on this 2-disc set featuring 14 films, 13 of which are available for the first time and have been newly scanned in 2K. The 13th volume in this long running series includes Track 125, Rubbish By Rail and Careful Charlie!. Films Disc 1 We're in Business Too! (1964, 23 mins) British Rail is Travelling (1969, 8 mins) Careful Charlie! (1970, 4 mins) The Class 86 Locomotive (1970, 26 mins) People in Railways (1970, 20 mins) Having a Fresh Look (1970, 34 mins) Solutions? (1972, 8 mins) Disc 2 What's Tops? (1974, 20 mins) Rubbish By Rail (1977, 6 mins) The Stage is Yours (1979, 13 mins) The 75 Tonne High Capacity Crane (1980, 28 mins) Track 125 (1981, 20 mins) Promises promises (1982, 23 mins) A New Approach to Hong Kong (1982, 22 mins) Includes fully illustrated booklet with new writing on the films by BFI curators Steve Foxon, Patrick Russell and Jez Stewart and post-war transport historian and enthusiast Stephen Edwards
Imelda Staunton stars in the performance of her carer in one of the greatest ever musicals, based on Gypsy Rose Lee's Memoirs, the famous striptease artist. Telling the story of the original archetypal show-business mother, who raises Lee (played by Lara Pulver - True Blood, Sherlock) and her sister June as they travel around America with their vaudeville act and co-stars Peter Davison (Dr Who, All Creatures Great and Small). This West End revival has already received 3 Laurence Olivier Awards (Best Actress - Staunton, Supporting Actress - Pulver and Best Musical Revival) and 2 U.K. Theatre Award Nominations (Best Actress - Staunton, Best Musical Revival) and is considered by many to be the greatest American musicals of all time. Complete with premium special packaging, this DVD is a must-have for any fan of Musical Theatre.
Now stunningly repackaged, 50p from the sale of this DVD will be paid to Royal British Legion Trading Limited which gives its taxable profits to The Royal British Legion (Charity no. 219279) and Poppy Scotland (Scottish Charity No. SC014096). A sensitive German youth plunges excitedly into World War I and learns of its terror and degradation.