Long-awaited, long-overdue: The Professionals as you have never seen them before. Bodie and Doyle need little by way of introduction, but if the series had at all escaped you since its debut in 1977 their boss George Cowley, head of CI5, couldn’t put it more succinctly than his opening gambit: anarchy, acts of terror, crimes against the public. To combat it I’ve got special men – experts from the army, the police, from every service. These are The Professionals . Featuring the perfect ensemble cast of Martin Shaw, Gordon Jackson (completely against type here) and the much-missed Lewis Collins, the series ran for 57 action-packed episodes and made an immediate impact on British and then international audiences which has sustained 35 years. But the series has never looked this good. Painstakingly restored from the camera-original negatives the series could have been made yesterday. No matter how many times you have seen The Professionals, this is a new experience, like seeing it for the first time. FEATURES ON THIS NEW EDITION Brand-new, High Definition restorations of all 18 episodes in series four and five from the camera-original negatives Brand-new 5.1 tracks from original sound elements Remastered original as-broadcast mono tracks Remastered music-only tracks featuring Laurie Johnson’s original scores HD photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images Exclusive book of programme notes authored by TV historian Andrew Pixley, which documents the complete production history for the 18 episodes in series four and five All episodes are presented in their original production order PDF material featuring scripts and memorabilia English HOH subtitles
It’s not human, and it’s got an axe! One of the most underrated efforts to hail from the slice-and-dice boom, The Prey at last emerges from the VHS wilderness in a brand new 2K restoration from the recently unearthed original camera negative. Three young couples set off into the mountains for a weekend of climbing, drinking and lovemaking. But little do they know that they are stumbling into the terrain of a fearsome predator - a wild man, horrifically burned as a child many years ago in a fire which engulfed his gypsy camp and left only him alive. Now he roams the woods in search of his next human prey. Filmed in 1979-1980 - making it a contemporary, rather than an imitator, of the likes of Friday the 13th - but not released until 1984 when it was picked up by New World Pictures, The Prey is a unique woodsy slasher gem ripe for reappraisal in this extras-packed, 40th anniversary edition! LIMITED EDITION 2-DISC BLU-RAY CONTENTS Limited to 3,000 units Exclusive slipcover featuring original UK home video artwork Three versions of the feature: Original US Theatrical Cut, International Cut and Composite cut! High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original uncompressed mono audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Reversible sleeve featuring newly commissioned artwork by Justin Osbourn Limited edition booklet featuring new writing on the film by Ewan Cant DISC ONE - US THEATRICAL CUT Brand new 2K restoration of the filmmaker-approved US Theatrical Cut from the original camera negative Brand new audio commentary with producer Summer Brown Brand new audio commentary with Amanda Reyes and Ewan Cant Audio Interview with director Edwin Scott Brown Brand new on-camera interview with actress Debbie Thureson Brand new on-camera interview with actress Lori Lethin Brand new on-camera interview with actor Carel Struycken Brand new on-camera interview with actor Jackson Bostwick In Search of The Prey - Ewan Cant and actress Debbie Thureson revisit the original shooting locations in Idyllwild, California Q&A from Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 with Lori Lethin, Carel Struycken and Jackson Bostwick Texas Frightmare Weekend 2019 Audience Reaction Track VHS Trailer and TV Spot Original Script (BD-ROM Content) DISC TWO - INTERNATIONAL & COMPOSITE CUTS Brand new 2K restoration of the International Cut featuring the infamous “gyspy flashback” footage, added at a later date by the producers without the approval of the original filmmakers Composite Cut combining footage from both the US Theatrical and International Cuts, for the ultimate Prey fan experience! Extended Outtakes reel - 45 mins of never-before-seen outtakes
Returning to the city of his birth for inspiration, legendary maverick director Robert Altman helms an evocative, bullet-riddled tribute to the music and movies of his youth in Kansas City, a Depression-era gangster flick as only he could make one. Blondie O’Hara (Jennifer Jason Leigh) resorts to desperate measures when her low-level hood husband Johnny (Dermot Mulroney) gets caught trying to steal from Seldom Seen (Harry Belafonte), a local crime boss operating out of jazz haunt The Hey-Hey Club. Out on a limb, Blondie kidnaps laudanum-addled socialite Carolyn (Miranda Richardson), hoping her influential politician husband can pull the right strings and get Johnny out of Seldom Seen’s clutches. Nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes, and featuring a remarkable soundtrack performed live by some of the best players in contemporary jazz, one of Altman’s most underrated and idiosyncratic films finally makes its long-awaited Blu-ray™ debut. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS High Definition Blu-ray™ (1080p) presentation Original 2.0 and 5.1 DTS-HD MA audio English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary by director Robert Altman Newly filmed appreciation by critic Geoff Andrew Gare, Trains et Déraillement, a 2007 visual essay by French critic Luc Lagier, plus short introduction to the film narrated by Lagier Robert Altman Goes to the Heart of America and Kansas City: The Music, two 1996 promotional featurettes including interviews with cast and crew Electronic press kit interviews with Altman, Leigh, Richardson, Belafonte and musician Joshua Redman, plus behind-the-scenes footage Four theatrical trailers TV spots Image gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Jennifer Dionisio FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collectors’ booklet featuring new writing by Dr Nicolas Pillai, original press kit notes and an excerpt from Altman on Altman
One of the much-loved classics of all-time and a masterpiece from award winning film maker Steven Spielberg, E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial is released for the first time ever in stunning high definition Blu-ray.To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this much loved classic, the picture and sound have been fully restored to give a stunning Blu-ray special edition. Loaded with all-new special features E.T. - The Extra Terrestrial is a must-own for all fans of high definition to give an out of this world experience.A lost alien, three million light years away from home. A lonely ten-year old boy willing to take him home. Two lives changed by a timeless adventure and a friendship that knows no earthly bounds.Winner of four Oscars and two Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture, ET is funny, moving and unforgettable.A captivating classic that will embrace everyone with its magic touch.Special Features:The E.T. Journals: In this all-new bonus feature, retrace the day-to-day experience of creating E.T from never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer John Toll. This piece will give viewers a unique feeling of being on-set and living the excitement of what it was like to make E.T.Steven Spielberg and E.T: Watch an all-new interview with Steven Spielberg, as he reflects back on the film and discusses his experience working with children as well as his overall and current perspective on E.T.Deleted ScenesA Look Back: A special insider's look into the making of E.T. featuring interviews with Steven Spielberg, the cast, and others intimately involved with the filmThe E.T. Reunion: The cast and filmmaker reunite to discuss their thoughts on the impact of the filmThe Evolution and Creation of E.T: From idea to screenplay, through casting and making the filmThe Music of E.T: A Discussion with John Williams - Interviews and footage of the long-standing relationship between John Williams and Steven SpielbergThe 20th Anniversary Premiere: Composer John Williams played the score of E.T. live at the Shrine Auditorium for the re-release premiere of E.T. This featurette gives us a behind the scenes look at this presentationOriginal Theatrical TrailerUltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and instantly stream and download to computers, tablets and smartphones. Consumers can now truly enjoy their movies anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice. Currently available in the United States only.*Special features are subject to change
Random House presents the audiobook edition of Unseen, written and read by Reggie Yates. From Grange Hill to Top of the Pops, Reggie Yates has been on camera nearly all of his life, but it's as a documentary filmmaker - and a pretty fearless one at that - where he has truly been making his mark, investigating everything from gun crime in Chicago to life as a refugee in Iraq. In his first book, Unseen, Reggie takes us behind the scenes on his journey from TV host to documentary storyteller. Using some of the key moments and extreme circumstances he has found himself in, Reggie examines what he has learned about the world and about himself as a person. Beginning as a brief exploration of Reggie's relationship with the camera and life growing up on screen, Unseen explores the journey Reggie has taken in the documentary world. Initially resistant to documentary making, Reggie was convinced his point of view as a young black working-class man with a history in music, children's TV and entertainment would not make his films remotely credible. Through conflict and challenges onscreen, the understanding gained from the very thing once seen as a weakness would become his strength on camera, as the eye of the everyman and voice of the audience. Unseen unpicks the stories behind the fascinating characters and situations Reggie encounters across a series of films as well as chronicling the personal growth through each testing shoot for Yates himself. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reggie Yates. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002972/bk_rhuk_002972_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three stories, brought together in one edition, from 'crime-writing genius' Michael Connelly. In the title story, a fatal accident on Mulholland Drive turns out to be part of an ingenious plot - but is it too ingenious? In Two Bagger, a dedicated cop working for the Gang Intelligence Unit finally gets the payoff he's worked so hard for - but it's not what he's expecting. In Cahoots, a team of scam artists meet for a high-stakes poker game but who is scamming who? Read by David W. Collins. David W. Collins began building his voice-over career almost 10 years ago, performing in numerous radio spots, video games, national TV commercials and phone systems. Before relocating to Los Angeles earlier this year, David was seen in a theatrical run at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and performed the National Anthem as a soloist at various sporting events around the San Francisco Bay Area. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David W. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/orio/000555/bk_orio_000555_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Actress Angie Dickinson and Professor Gerald Early on this edition of Fresh Air. Angie Dickinson played an undercover cop in the TV series Police Woman from 1974-78. Her film roles include Dressed to Kill, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, Pretty Maids all in a Row, and Ocean's Eleven which she made in 1960 with the Rat Pack: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. (There's a new remake of Ocean's Eleven with George Clooney, Brad Pitt, and Don Cheadle.) Two new Rat Pack CDs have been reissued: The Rat Pack Live at the Sands, which includes their previously unreleased performance from 1963 Eee-O-11, a collection of their classic tunes from 1950s and 60s. Gerald Early is Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters at Washington University in St. Louis. He is also a former commentator for Fresh Air. Early is the editor of the new book, The Sammy Davis Jr. Reader: The Life and Times of the Last Great Hipster - from Vaudeville to Vegas - as seen Through the Eyes of His Public. The book includes writings about him by his friends, as well as profiles, reviews and interviews. Early also edited The Muhammad Ali Reader. (Broadcast Date: December 4, 2001) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/011204/rt_whyy_011204_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A New York Times and USA Today best seller. For the first time, Nicole Curtis, the star of the megahit HGTV and DIY Network show Rehab Addict, reveals her private struggles, her personal victories, and the inspiring lessons we can all learn from them. Nicole Curtis is the tough, soulful, charismatic dynamo who, for the past 20 years, has worked tirelessly to restore historical houses, often revitalizing neighborhoods in the process. And also in the process drawing millions of fans to her television show, Rehab Addict, where they follow each step of the hard work and singular vision that transform the seemingly lost cause of a run-down building into a beautifully restored home. But there is so much more to this self-taught expert and working mom. With her signature irresistible honesty and energy, Curtis writes about a project that every listener will find compelling: how she rehabbed herself. Better Than New reveals what's not seen on TV - Curtis' personal battles and her personal triumphs, her complicated relationships, her life as a single mother, the story of how she got started remodeling houses, and the consuming ins and outs of producing a megahit television show while keeping up with two kids, two rescue dogs, and countless tasks on her home renovation punch lists. Followers of the show will get an inside look at some of her most famous restorations, including the Dollar house, the Minnehaha house, the Campbell Street project, and the Ransom Gillis mansion. Part inspirational memoir and part self-help guide, Better Than New is a journey in eight chapters - each pinned to the story of a house that Curtis has remodeled, each delivering a hard-fought lesson about life - that takes listeners to the place we all want to be: home. As fans of her show can attest, Nicole is totally unscripted, and this audiobook - featuring extensive new material exclusive to the audio edition - i 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicole Curtis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/030353/bk_adbl_030353_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Starfury fighter is a fictional vessel used by Earthforce, the military branch of the Earth Alliance, in the science fiction television series Babylon 5. The CGI model was first seen in the opening episode of the first season, "Midnight On The Firing Line" which first aired in the United States in January 1994, and has essentially appeared in every episode thereafter. It also appears in the later, and short lived, Crusade television series, the special edition (not original) version of the pilot movie, The Gathering, the TV movies In the Beginning, Thirdspace, The River of Souls and A Call to Arms, as well as the The Lost Tales (the first in an anthology series which was to be released on DVD but was aborted due to funding issues). Plus a number of written short stories and novels based in the same fictional universe.