Director J.J. Abrams once again takes viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come. Features a returning cast that includes Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams and a powerful score by Academy Award winning composer John Williams. Limited Edition Picture Disc pressing.
Little House on the Prairie debuted on NBC on September 11th 1974. Based on the best-selling books by Laura Ingalls Wilder, this classic television series was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globes. This dramatic and gripping story of a young pioneer family's struggle to build a new life for themselves on the American Frontier of the 1870's, captured the hearts of viewers around the world.The Complete Second Season - 1975-1976. Charles must work at several jobs to pay off their debts while the entire family pitches in - Laura makes a new friend and helps him get over his grief - Charles promises a dying widow that he will care for her three children - Walnut Grove sees the opening of its first bank - Mary becomes the pride and joy of the town. The sensitive subject of drug abuse is addressed in the second to last episode entitled Soldiers Return . These and all of the other exciting adventures from the entire Second Season are presented in this Collector's Edition!
Perhaps the defining movie franchise of Cannon Films, AMERICAN NINJA launched a young Michael Dudikoff (AVENGING FORCE) into cult superstardom and further cemented the legacy of his co-star Steve James (THE EXTERMINATOR) as an action icon in training! Released to blockbuster box office, the story transports viewers to an army base in the Phillipines, where a young American soldier harbours his own martial art secrets – and is forced into battle against an illicit underground herd of power-hungry mercenaries. It is ninja vs. ninja, as well as physical combat galore, as the screen heats up with the sweat and sassiness of kung-fu combat! Directed by the one man B-movie machine that is Sam Firstenberg (BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOGALOO/ CYBORG COP), AMERICAN NINJA makes it worldwide BluRay debut in this stunning HD special edition. Special Features Feature length Retrospective Documentary about the American Ninja franchise featuring all the key cast and crew. Audio Commentary Trailer Cast and Crew: Michael Dudikoff (Actor, Primary Contributor), Steve James (Actor, Primary Contributor) Directed by Sam Fistenberg
One of the most beloved and iconic British films of all time (voted in the top 10 of all time by the British Film Institute), Ken Loach's breakthrough cinematic feature Kes is a cornerstone of naturalistic filmmaking whose influence is felt up to the present day. Portraying with remarkable detail and empathy the day-to-day existence of a working-class 15-year-old boy in Barnsley (an unforgettable performance by David Bradley), and the profound change that the rearing of a kestrel brings to his otherwise troubled home life, Kes has enchanted generations of viewers since its release. A rich, gently poetic work, filled with Loach s trademark respect for his characters and astonishing skill at eliciting outstanding performances, The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present the film in a definitive Blu-ray special edition. SPECIAL FEATURES: Beautiful high-definition restoration, supervised by Ken Loach and director of photography Chris Menges. Uncompressed PCM audio, Original British soundtrack and international, partially dubbed soundtrack, Original theatrical trailer, New and archival interviews with cast and crew, a booklet featuring new writing on the film and archival material.
Making its debut on ITV's opening weekend in 1955, Sunday Night at the London Palladium established itself as a weekly highlights for the British viewing public. Gaining average viewing figures of 14 million viewers it is undoubtedly one of the main shows that helped establish commercial television in the UK. Lasting fourteen years until 1969 and with a revival series in the mid 70s the show was hosted by a number of performers, including Tommy Trinder, Bruce Forsyth and Jimmy Tarbuck. This DVD set released to celebrate the London Palladium's centenary contains some of the best of what little remains in the archives for the original run from the 1950s and '60s. It also includes the special two-hander show from February 1961 that featured only Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth, alongside some of the remaining shows from the 1970s revival. Special Feature: Special strike edition featuring Norman Wisdom and Bruce Forsyth Extensive image galleries featuring pictures of performers from shows that no longer exist, these include: Pete and Dud The Beatles Judy Garland including her final performance in 1969 Frankie Howerd Morecambe and Wise Sammy Davis Jr. The Supremes Many behind-the-scenes images, including the series opening night. Original production and promotional paperwork, alongside an exhaustive show guide PDF.
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding...Incalculably influential, the film's nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone - now more mesmerising than ever in this new Dual-Format special edition. Special Features: Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by historian David Kalat Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War - a new 52-minute documentary on the cultural and historical context of the film You Must Become Caligari - a new video essay by David Cairns On The Restoration - three short video pieces on the film's restoration Theatrical trailer for 2014 reissue Plus: A 56-page booklet with new writing, reprints and rare archival imagery
Catalan architect ANTONI GAUDÍ (1852–1926) designed some of the world’s most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director HIROSHI TESHIGAHARA (Woman in the Dunes) constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. In Antonio Gaudí, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara’s film takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Família basilica in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject’s organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes Gaudí on film. Special Edition Features High-definition digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack Interview with architect Arata Isozaki from 2008 Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara’s first trip to Spain Visions of Space: “Antoni Gaudí,” an hour-long documentary from 2003 on the architect’s life and work BBC program on Gaudí by filmmaker Ken Russell Sculptures by Sofu—Vita, a 1963 short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture work of his father, Sofu Teshigahara Trailer PLUS: An essay by art historian Dore Ashton, a 1986 reminiscence by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and excerpts from a 1959 conversation between Hiroshi and Sofu Teshigahara on their trip to the West
The first of the horror films producer VAL LEWTON (The Body Snatcher, I Walked with a Zombie) made for RKO Pictures redefined the genre by leaving its most frightening terrors to its audience’s imagination. SIMONE SIMON (La bête humaine) stars as a Serbian émigré in Manhattan who believes that, because of an ancient curse, any physical intimacy with the man she loves (KENT SMITH) will turn her into a feline predator. Lewton, a consummate producer-auteur who oversaw every aspect of his projects, found an ideal director in JACQUES TOURNEUR (Out of the Past), a chiaroscuro stylist adept at keeping viewers off-kilter with startling compositions and psychological innuendo. Together, they eschewed the canned effects of earlier monster movies in favour of shocking with subtle shadows and creative audio cues. One of the studio’s most successful movies of the 1940s, Cat People raised the creature feature to new heights of sophistication and mystery.SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES:New, restored 2K digital transfer, with uncompressed monaural soundtrackAudio commentary from 2005 featuring film historian Gregory Mank, with excerpts from an audio interview with actor Simone SimonVal Lewton: The Man in the Shadows, a 2008 feature length documentary that explores the life and career of the legendary Hollywood producerInterview with director Jacques Tourneur from 1977New interview with cinematographer John Bailey about the look of the filmTrailerPLUS: An essay by critic Geoffrey O’BrienClick Images to Enlarge
Director Nathan Juran and special effects titan Ray Harryhausen reunited for the third time - following 20 Million Miles to Earth and The 7th Voyage of Sinbad - and teamed up with Nigel Kneale (The Quatermass Experiment) to take on the work of science-fiction icon H G Wells… and take viewers to the seven wonders of the moon world! Extras: Indicators Standard Edition Special features: 4K restoration from the original negative Original mono audio Original 4-channel mix Alternative 5.1 surround sound track Audio commentary with Ray Harryhausen and Randall William Cook, moderated by film historian Tony Dalton Randall William Cook Introduction (2012, 5 minutes) Terry Schubert on ‘First Men in the Moon’ (2017, 5 minutes): he special effects assistant remembers working with Ray Harryhausen Original Men in the Moon (2017, 17 minutes): Production manager Ted Wallis and clapper loader Ray Andrew talk about their experiences of working with the cast and crew of First Men in the Moon The Ripple Effect (2017, 4 minutes): A candid interview with title designer Sam Suliman Tomorrow the Moon (1964, 5 minutes): Vintage documentary, containing fascinating on-set footage, which explores space travel and the making of the film Isolated score: Experience Laurie Johnson’s original soundtrack music Teaser trailer Theatrical trailer John Landis trailer commentary (2013, 4 minutes): A short critical appreciation Image gallery: A selection of promotional stills, lobby cards and poster designs New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Original release: 1964 Colour/B&W: Colour