Pre-dating television favourites Casualty and Holby City by decades, Emergency - Ward 10 was Britain's first medical soap opera. Initially though of (much like Coronation Street) as a filler programme, the twice-weekly serial rapidly became a favourite with the nation's viewing public. Between 1957 and 1967 it regularly pulled in audiences in excess of 15 million and spawned two spin-off programmes and a feature-film adaptation.Set in the fictitious Oxbridge General Hospital, Emergency - Ward 10 concentrated as much on the private lives of the staff as it did on their jobs, setting the template for today's modern medical soaps. It also introduced the viewers to medical procedures, earning praise from the British Medical Council for helping to allay the public's fears of hospitals.High in dramatic content, the series had a low mortality rate (patient deaths were strictly limited to five per year) and made stars out of the doctors, nurses and indeed patients who walked the wards. This series, in common with many from the 1950s and '60s, no longer exists in its entirety, so included in this set are 24 of the earliest surviving episodes from 1959 and 1960., Pre-dating television favourites Casualty and Holby City by decades, Emergency - Ward 10 was Britain's first medical soap opera. Initially though of (much like Coronation Street) as a filler programme, the twice-weekly serial rapidly became a favourite with the nation's viewing public. Between 1957 and 1967 it regularly pulled in audiences in excess of 15 million and spawned two spin-off programmes and a feature-film adaptation.Set in the fictitious Oxbridge General Hospital, Emergency - Ward 10 concentrated as much on the private lives of the staff as it did on their jobs, setting the template for today's modern medical soaps. It also introduced the viewers to medical procedures, earning praise from the British Medical Council for helping to allay the public's fears of hospitals.High in dramatic content, the series had a low mortality rate (patient deaths were strictly limited to five per year) and made stars out of the doctors, nurses and indeed patients who walked the wards. This series, in common with many from the 1950s and '60s, no longer exists in its entirety, so included in this set are 24 of the earliest surviving episodes from 1959 and 1960.Special Features:Merchandise Image Gallery.
30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITIONHis name was Kunta Kinte. Kidnapped from Africa enslaved in America in 1767, he refused to accept his slave name Toby. Heirs kept his heroic defiance alive, passing on his tale across generations until it reached a young boy growing up in Tennessee. His name was Alex Haley. Through the lineage of one family, Haley and his Pulitzer Prize - winning Roots told a story for all America and the world. Seen by 130 million viewers during its premiere telecast and the winner of dozens of awards, the David L. Wolper production remains an engrossing entertainment 30 years later. Embark on an unforgettable DVD journey.THE NEXT GENERATIONSCould there be a worthy follow-upto the most-watched miniseries ever? We felt the other did so well, Alex Haley said, that we should just let it hang there. But Alex began carrying around a tape recorder, dictating more of his family's tales as they came to his memory. Those remembrances filled 1,000-page transcript: raw material got Roots: The Next Generations.Winner of the Emmy for Best Limited Series, this landmark continuation of a landmark event - with 53 stars and 235 speaking parts - is in many respects a superior achievement, Newsweek said in comparing this to Roots. Even now, it has lost none of its dramatic and emotional power to make us confront history and examine ourselves. One man's family remains everyone's!Includes ROOTS: THE GIFT.
When people think of VHS-era SCREAM QUEENS three names come to mind: Linnea Quigley, Michelle Bauer and Brinke Stevens - the threesome of fear that sliced and seduced a generation of gorehounds and whose greatest hits can finally be seen in HD from the schlock-lovers at 88 Films! In this charming and chilling collection, addicts of excessive violence, gratuitous nudity and breathtaking bloodshed can rock out to the likes of DEADLY EMBRACE (1989) which highlights AIRWOLF's main man Jan Michael Vincent as a hunky Beverly Hills husband with babes to spare. However, before long he is being stalked by a heartbroken high heeled pin-up and the result is both creepy and creatively nasty! Also included in this behemoth of a boxed set is NIGHTMARE SISTERS (1988), in which our frisky Scrsam Queen threesome are in fine form once again. This time around, they mutate into monstrous but marvellously sexy male-hunting mutants in this low budget wonder that features ample flayed flesh and an equal enthusiasm towards sublime set-pieces of splatter movie madness! Finally comes MURDER WEAPON (1989) - a hard to forget frightener that also offers a number of laugh-out-loud moments of pre-SCREAM comedy-laceration, not to mention some truly demented scenes of slice 'em up insanity that may well leave a few viewers with their jaws on the floor. In the style of NAIL Gun MASSACRE (1985) this scantly-funded and darkly comic marathon of macabre ideas is finally restored for its 88 Films debut! Directed by the legendary Z-movie expert David DeCoteau and with each nostalgic pot-boiler packed with an enthusiastic fondness for breast-baring babes and skull-bashing set pieces - 88 Films is proud to introduce our finest compendium of carnage yet, a Scream Queen celebration that is dying to be experienced!! SPECIAL FEATURES: Limited Edition O-Card slipcase [First Print Run Only] Optional English Subtitles Artwork by Graham Humphreys
Zavvi Exclusive Steelbook - Limited to 2000 Copies Breaking Bad follows protagonist Walter White (Cranston), a chemistry teacher who lives in New Mexico with his wife (Gunn) and teenage son (Mitte) who has cerebral palsy. White is diagnosed with Stage III cancer and given a slim chance to survive. With a new sense of fearlessness based on his medical prognosis, and a desire to secure his family's financial security, White chooses to enter a dangerous world of drugs and crime and ascends to power in this world. The series explores how this fatal diagnosis transforms Walt from mild family man to a kingpin of the drug trade. Bonus Features: Season 1 Audio Commentary on Pilot Episode by creator and cast including Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston Making of Breaking Bad featurette Screen Tests Deleted Scenes Audio Commentary on “Crazy Handful of Nothin’” by creator and cast including Vince Gilligan and Bryan Cranston Vince Gilligan’s Photo Gallery AMC Shootout — Interview with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston and Mark Johnson Inside Breaking Bad – featurettes about the making of each episode Season 2 The Writers’ Lab - An Interactive Guide to the Elements of an Episode Cast and Crew Commentaries Deleted Scenes Inside Breaking Bad – 13 featurettes about the making of each episode Season 1 Recap “Negro y Azul” Music Video “Better Call Saul” Commercial 11 Behind the Scenes Featurettes Cop Talk with Dean Norris Gag Reel Walt's Warning 6 Breaking Bad Original Webisodes Season 3 Sneak Peek Vince Gilligan’s Photo Gallery Season 3 3 Uncensored Episodes Cast and Crew Commentary on 9 episodes with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks and more! Deleted Scenes and Unused Footage Gag Reel 7 Behind-The-Scenes Featurettes Mini Video Podcasts with the Cast and Crew on every episode Better Call Saul Commercials and Testamonials 20 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad The Breaking Bad Family Photo Album Season 4 5 Uncensored Episodes The Extended Version of the Season Finale Deleted Scenes Extended & Alternate Scenes Gag Reel 13 Cast and Crew Commentaries 8 Featurettes, including The Sets of Breaking Bad and The Science of a Hit Show 21 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad FACE OFF – Inside the Explosive Finale Better Call Saul Commercials Gale’s Karaoke Video Mini Video Podcasts Season 5 Chicks ‘n’ Guns – An exclusive scene starring Aaron Paul, Bob Odenkirk and Charles Baker Three Uncensored Episodes Deleted & Extended Scenes Behind-the-scenes of Chicks ‘n’ Guns The Cleaner: Jonathan Banks as Mike featurette- gives viewers a chance to spend time with fan-favourite Cleaner, Jonathan Banks, as he talks about his time with the show. Prison Stunt Rehearsal Cast & Crew Commentaries on Every Episode Nothing Stops This Train featurette - takes viewers on location to see what a huge undertaking it is to film a modern-day train heist. Chris Hardwick's All-Star Celebrity Bowling - features team Breaking Bad going head to head with team Nerdist to raise money for charity. Jesse Plemons & Laura Fraser Audition Footage Writers' Room Timelapse – 12 days of breaking Episode 504, shot by Vince Gilligan and narrated by the Breaking Bad Writers Gag Reel Gallery 1988 Art Show - features artwork inspired by the show 19 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad Scene by Scene: Directors Discuss Memorable Moments featurette The Writers of Breaking Bad featurette - gives the writers a turn to showFinal Season Cast and Crew Commentaries on Every Episode Deleted & Extended Scenes Alternate Ending – A 3-minute alternate version of how Breaking Bad could have ended. Behind-the-Scenes of the Alternate Ending Life of a Show Runner The Main Event Gag Reel The Final Showdown 16 Episodes of Inside Breaking Bad Blood Money Table Read – A rare look at the only final season Breaking Bad table read. Click Images to Enlarge
On television, as the star of the popular Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Kevin Sorbo portrayed an invincible demi god. He relished living the part—putting in 14-hour days on set, doing his own stunts, and relentlessly working out at the gym. Until one day, it all came to an abrupt end. Now, for the first time, Sorbo shares what viewers didn’t know: he suffered three strokes from an aneurysm in his shoulder that had been radiating blood clots throughout his body, likely for months. He was left partially blind and entirely incapacitated at just 38 years old. Appearances are everything in Hollywood, so Sorbo and the production studio hid the full details of his condition from the media. After all, how could the strongest man in the world be… fragile? To continue filming Hercules, the number-one worldwide syndicated TV series at the time, they frantically reworked scripts and revamped production to allow for the star’s severely limited involvement. But as the effects of the strokes persisted—with painful, mysterious, debilitating symptoms—and physicians could offer few answers, Sorbo grew increasingly despondent. What happens when your entire identity vanishes? True Strength is the story of how one man faced the unimaginable and ultimately found the real measure of success. With tongue-in-cheek humor and an unfailingly candid voice, Sorbo reflects on his childhood in Minnesota, his early modeling and acting days, and his hard-charging charmed life in television. He recounts the onset of his stroke symptoms, the frightening hospitalizations, his battle with depression, and fighting for a recovery that defied medical expectations. And how, through it all, love conspired to save him from missing out on what matters. With this refreshingly honest account of celebrity, personal tragedy, and the power of letting go, Sorbo aims to blaze a trail for anyone who may have suffered a serious setback in life and is struggling to fi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Sorbo, Sam Sorbo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000953/bk_oasi_000953_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In 1985, the first animated full-length film starring a female character in the United States debuted. She-Ra, the heroine of The Secret of the Sword, hailed a new era of more diverse images of women in animation. Nearly thirty years later, the representation of leading female characters in animation and cinema are still limited. What did The Secret of the Sword have to offer its audience in the 1980s that is still valid for female viewers today? This book examines the narrative structure of The Secret of the Sword using Vladimir Propp's classification system to locate the active heroine. It also explores the film at a visual level to identify the stereotypical markers of femininity and dismantle these markers. Through the aid of Jackie Stacey, it is possible to find the source of pleasure for the female audience in viewing The Secret of the Sword. Finally, the book focuses on the differences between the adult and child female viewer. This book is ideal for schoalrs and readers looking for a critical gender and film analysis of an American cultural icon.
Binaural hearing helps to understand speech better in adverse listening situations and localize sound source. While binaural fitting has been traditionally considered to hearing aids, monaural stimulation is commonly associated with cochlear implant. Bilateral cochlear implantation is not a common practice because of several reasons, e.g. expense of second implant, parental worry about second surgery, medical contraindications, waiting for future technology etc. Hence children with monaural cochlear implant will not get the advantages of binaural hearing. Finance being the major issue in a developing country like India, a least-expensive and non-invasive technique, i.e. bimodal stimulation (cochlear implant in one ear and hearing aid in the opposite ear) can be an alternative option to provide some of the benefits of binaural hearing for those who are limited to monaural cochlear implant. Dear viewers go through this book titled "Speech Recognition Performance of Children with Cochlear Implant using Binaural-Bimodal Stimulation" to understand some of the benefits provided by bimodal stimulation in cochlear implant recipients.
CNN International (CNNI), usually known on-air as simply "CNN" to viewers outside the United States and Canada, is an English language television network that carries news, current affairs and business programming worldwide. It is owned by Time Warner, and is affiliated with and shares much content with CNN/U.S., which is limited to the United States and Canada. CNN International is available in most of the world, distributed via satellite, cable, IPTV and DTT. Its international reach is more than 200 million households and hotel rooms in over 200 countries. For most viewers it is free-to- air, however some pay TV companies include it in their pay TV bouquets, or issue a virtual channel to the FTA version on the same satellite. In addition, it is free to watch online, when available, via CNN's webpage. The managing director of CNN International is Tony Maddox.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A telenovela (also spelled telenovella) is a limited-run television serial melodrama popular in the Americas, comprising a great part of its production budget. The word combines tele, short for television, and novela, a word that Latin literary studies associate with medium-span romances. Telenovelas are essentially soap operas in miniseries format. The telenovela combines ancient melodrama with the 19th century feuilleton and the Latin American radionovela. The telenovela is the most-watched genre of television program in the world, with at least two billion viewers worldwide. The medium has been used repeatedly to transmit sociocultural messages by incorporating them into storylines.