The fabulously intriguing French TV Series as seen on Channel 4 - The Returned is a unique, stylish and powerful supernatural drama. It follows the residents of a small French alpine town as they come to terms with a series of mysterious and unbelievable occurrences. As a small group of unknowingly deceased men, women and children return from the dead and attempt to re-join the family and friends they left behind years before, the town begins to experience a series of chilling local murders... Beautifully filmed, expertly plotted, and featuring superbly believable performances and an unforgettably atmospheric soundtrack by cult Scottish group Mogwai, The Returned is the most original and enthralling series in years.
This third collection of Dixon of Dock Green features the complete 22nd series of the much-loved policing drama, the last series ever made. Featuring some of the strongest writing in the series’ history, having been a fixture on TV screens since 1955, it drew to a close in the spring of 1976 with head held high, it’s badge of service untarnished. This final series finds Sgt. George Dixon (Jack Warner) operating from the back office as Collator for Dock Green, tracking, guiding and advising on events in the criminal underworld as they impacted on the otherwise peaceful ‘manor’ of Dock Green. Meanwhile on the front line, Detective Sgt. Alan Bruton (Richard Heffer), is ably supported by the likes of DC Len Clayton (Ben Howard), Sgt. Johnny Wills (Nicholas Donnelly), DS Mike Brewer (Gregory De Polnay) and PC Harry Dunne(Stephen Marsh) all of whom can be seen or heard in a unique collection of original interviews which are also featured on this release.
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.  Brand new high definition restorations of the first thirteen episodes 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  Photo galleries featuring hundreds of rare and previously unseen images  Reinstated original main and end titles  Exclusive book and programme notes authored by tv historian Andrew Pixley which documents the complete history of the production of these first thirteen episodes  Without Walls documentary from 1996 featuring interviews with the creative driving force behind the series  PDF material featuring scripts, rare paperwork  Footage archive featuring additional material, raw titles, advert break bumpers and more  English HOH subtitles
She’s back! Elvira, Horrorland’s hostess with the mostest, finally busts out on Blu-ray with this long-awaited, positively-bursting-at-the-seams special edition of her big screen debut, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark! Having just quit her job as a Los Angeles TV horror hostess, Elvira receives the unexpected news that she’s set to inherit part of her great-aunt Morgana’s estate. Arriving in the small town of Fallwell, Massachusetts to claim her inheritance, Elvira receives a less than enthusiastic reception from the conservative locals - amongst them, her sinister uncle Vinny, who unbeknownst to Elvira, is an evil warlock who secretly schemes to lay his hands on the old family spellbook for his own nefarious ends… Campy, quirky and stuffed to the brim with more double entendres than your average Carry On movie, 1988’s Elvira: Mistress of the Dark helped solidify the horror hostess (played by Cassandra Peterson) as a major pop culture icon, here owning every inch of the screen with her quick wit, sass, and of course, cleaving-enhancing gown! SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new restoration from a 4K scan of the original interpositive High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Original Uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Introduction to the film by director James Signorelli 2017 audio commentary with director James Signorelli, hosted by Fangoria Editor Emeritus Tony Timpone 2017 audio commentary with Elvira Webmaster and judge of US TV show The Search for the Next Elvira Patterson Lundquist Archival audio commentary with actors Cassandra Peterson, Edie McClurg and writer John Paragon Too Macabre - The Making of Elvira: Mistress of the Dark - newly-revised 2018 version of this feature-length documentary on the making of the film including interviews with various cast and crew and rare never-before-seen archival material Recipe for Terror: The Creation of the Pot Monster - newly-revised 2018 version of this featurette on the concept and design of the pot monster, as well as the other SFX of the movie Original Storyboards Original US Theatrical and Teaser Trailers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Sara Deck FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Patterson Lundquist and a short note on the 2012 audio commentary by Sam Irvin
The films of director Stanley Kramer (Ship of Fools, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?) reflected social and political concerns of their time and tackled controversial subjects head on. The little-seen 1970 feature R.P.M., set amidst the turmoil of late-60s anti-war student protests, is no exception. As activists seize control of a California college, a free-thinking, anti-establishment college professor (Anthony Quinn) finds himself in a precarious position when he's invested as University President and must decide between restoring order or sanctioning a descent into anarchy. INDICATOR LIMITED EDITION BLU-RAY SPECIAL FEATURES: High Definition remaster Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historian Paul Talbot Interview with composer Barry De Vorzon (2018) Isolated music & effects track Theatrical trailer TV spot Image gallery: on-set and promotional photography New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Jeff Billington, an overview of contemporary critical responses, historic articles, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray Limited Edition of 3,000 copies All extras subject to change
Stephen King was once famously quoted as saying, I have seen the future of horror...his name is Clive Barker. That future was realised in 1987 with the release of Barker's directorial debut Hellraiser. Based on his own novella The Hellbound Heart, Barker's Hellraiser sees Larry (Andrew Robinson) and his wife Julia (Clare Higgins) move into their new home, unaware that something evil lurks beneath the floorboards of the dilapidated house - something that wants human blood... Introducing the world to the iconic Pinhead and his sadistic band of Cenobites, Hellraiser became an instant genre classic upon release and remains one of the most frighteningly original visions in horror. SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration approved by director of photography Robin Vidgeon High Definition (1080p) Blu-ray presentation Uncompressed PCM Stereo 2.0 and Lossless DTS-HD MA 5.1 sound English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with writer-director Clive Barker Audio commentary with Barker and actress Ashley Laurence Leviathan: The Story of Hellraiser brand new version of the definitive documentary on the making of Hellraiser, featuring interviews with key cast and crew members Being Frank: Sean Chapman on Hellraiser actor Sean Chapman talks candidly about playing the character of Frank Cotton in Barker s original Soundtrack Hell: The Story of the Abandoned Coil Score Coil member Stephen Thrower on the Hellraiser score that almost was Hellraiser: Resurrection vintage featurette including interviews with Clive Barker, actors Doug Bradley and Ashley Laurence, special make-up effects artist Bob Keen and others Under the Skin: Doug Bradley on Hellraiser Original EPK featuring on-set interviews with cast and crew Draft Screenplays [BD-ROM content] Trailers and TV Spots Image Gallery Reversable sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
Five decades on from its first UK broadcast, The Prisoner remains as fresh and dynamic as when it was first unleashed upon an unsuspecting world in 1967. This set presents the complete series, stunningly restored, together with a wealth of special features. THE SERIES All 17 episodes, presented with text commentaries on each episode, detailing the production history. IN MY MIND A feature length documentary in which director Chris Rodley recalls his 1983 efforts to interview Patrick McGoohan for a Channel 4 documentary. The film features interviews with Catherine McGoohan, rare archive footage and never-before-seen interview sessions with McGoohan himself. MANY HAPPY RETURNS A short revisiting the original locations used in the Prisoner. FILMING ARRIVAL Recently-discovered home movie footage of the filming of Arrival. THE PRISONER PUZZLE In a rare appearance to talk about the series, Patrick McGoohan is interviewed by Warner Troyer in an exclusive programme for TV-Ontario from 1977. STILLS GALLERIES Featuring rare and never-before-seen photographs from official and personal archives. CATHERINE McGOOHAN Reflects on her father s work and legacy. PORTMEIRION 1939 Recently-discovered 16mm Kodachrome amateur footage of Portmeirion showing the early days of its development circa 1939. PATHE NEWS: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Pathe News' initial visit to Portmeirion in 1939 presents the first opportunity to give the village mass exposure via Britain's cinema screens. PATHE NEWS: ITALY IN WALES Pathe News returns to Portmeirion in 1962, this time in Technicolor. LESLIE GILLIAT RECCE 35MM TRANSPARENCIES Producer Leslie Gilliat was assigned to The Prisoner in the early stages of the project and visited Portmeirion in 1966 to photograph the village. These 35mm transparencies are the results of that recce and present some initial ideas for the buildings' use in the series. TRIMS A selection of trims from Arrival, Many Happy Returns, The Chimes of Big Ben and The Girl Who Was Death. RADIO ON Radio 1 DJ Simon Bates was given a rare opportunity to interview Patrick McGoohan when he visited the NEC in Birmingham to be presented with a Caterham Super 7. PATRICK MCGOOHAN 1983 An outtake from one of Chris Rodley's full interview sessions with Patrick McGoohan for the original Six Into One The Prisoner File documentary.
Critically acclaimed as a comedy masterpiece, An Audience With Ken Dodd was first shown by LWT and immediately confirmed Ken's status as Britain's funniest comedian. It produced a 5-minute standing ovation from its star-studded audience and has since become one of the highest-rating light entertainment shows of all time. Such was the demand when it was first screened that it was repeated six months later, and the 75 minute special has subsequently been shown yet again. An Audience With Ken Dodd became his first ever video. He received a double-platinum award from the Video Retailers Association for sales in excess of £2 million. Now available on DVD, with the bonus of an extra 40 minutes of material never previously seen in the original TV show, Ken's highly acclaimed feast of fun for all the family, features a host of celebrity guests, including James Fox, Frank Carson, Paul Daniels, Warren Mitchell, Kevin Whately, Hannah Gordon, Rosemary Leach, Gordon Kaye, stars from 'Coronation Street' and many others. An Audience with Ken Dodd is a fun-filled show which was so well received when first transmitted that it has been repeated several times on TV and been widely received in the media as the nation's tattifelarious and must-see tickle-tonic. Ken's comedy tour-de-force is complemented by his favourite songs, spoof opera and a wonderfully inspired guest appearance by his ventriloquial pal Dicky Mint. And of course, he also answers questions from his celebrity guests.An Audience With Ken Dodd is a classic Ken Dodd comedy extravaganza from Britain's best-loved laughter-maker, and this DVD is a fantastic treat for all the family - young and old - and for all lovers of classic comedy.
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