Klitschko tells the story of two of the most formidable boxers on the planet, Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko. Starting with their childhood days in the Ukraine right through to their phenomenal rise of being the two best heavyweight fighters in the world, this film gives viewers an amazing portrait of the brothers which was previously unimaginable.Directed by Emmy Award winner Sebastian Dehnhardt, Klitschko features the very first interview with Vitali and Wladimir's parents in addition to conversations with hall of fame trainer Emmanuel Steward, interviews with former rivals, and a unique insight into the gruelling preparations the pair go through when readying themselves for a fight.With plenty of eye catching moments and explosive knockouts, Klitschko is undoubtedly one of the most powerful sporting movies of 2011 and even for the most casual of boxing fans; this is definitely worth watching. –T.P
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
Directed by Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg, Jaws set the standard for edge-of-your-seat suspense quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon and forever changing the way audiences experience movies. When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police (Roy Scheider), a young marine biologist (Richard Dreyfuss) and a grizzled shark hunter (Robert Shaw) embark on a desperate quest to destroy the beast before it strikes again. Featuring an unforgettable score that evokes pure terror, Jaws remains one of the most influential and gripping adventures in motion picture history. Special Features: The Shark is Still Working (Blu-Ray Exclusive): An all-new feature-length documentary on the legacy of the film and its influence on popular culture. The Making of Jaws: A two-hour documentary featuring interviews with key cast and crew. From the Set: An insider’s look at life on the set of Jaws, featuring an interview with Steven Spielberg. Deleted Scenes and Outtakes Jaws Archives: Take a peek inside the Jaws archives, including storyboards, production photos and marketing materials, as well as a special segment on the Jaws phenomenon. Original Theatrical Trailer UltraViolet: The revolutionary new way for consumers to collect movies and TV shows, store them in the cloud, and download and stream instantly to computers, tablets and smartphones. Digital Copy: Viewers can redeem a digital version of the full-length movie from a choice of retail partners to watch on an array of electronic and portable devices.
The Shaw Brothers veered into outright fantasy territory with HUMAN GODDESS - and often hilarious and very timely look at the state of Hong Kong in the early 1970s! Released in 1972 to adoring audiences, and directed by the iconic Meng Hua Ho (BLACK MAGIC/ MIGHTY PEKING MAN) this is an oddball outing even by the estoric standards of 88 Films and our immortal Asian film line! Taking audiences back to an era of troubled romance, painful poverty and greedy land tycoons - all of whom have to answer to an angel (played by the gorgeous Shanghai-born Li Ching) who has been sent from heaven to look after the residents of the former British colony - HUMAN GODDESS holds up as a riotious viewing experience even today. A mash-up of several genres - from sex comedy to space-age optimism and even political satire - HUMAN GODDESS is one of the most astute Hong Kong movies of its decade and a must-see for anyone curious about the golden age of Hong Kong cinema! Only 88 Films could have brought this true obscurity back from the vaults in a stunning HD transfer that will surely win over a new generation of vixen-enthusiastic viewers.
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
Even as actresses become increasingly marginalized by Hollywood, French cinema is witnessing an explosion of female talent - a Golden Age unlike anything the world has seen since the days of Stanwyck, Hepburn, Davis, and Garbo. In France, the joy of acting is alive and well. Scores of French actresses are doing the best work of their lives in movies tailored to their star images and unique personalities. Yet virtually no one this side of the Atlantic even knows about them. Viewers who feel shortchanged by Hollywood will be thrilled to discover The Beauty of the Real. This book showcases a range of contemporary French actresses to an audience that will know how to appreciate them - an American public hungry for the exact qualities that these women represent. To spend time with them, to admire their flashing intelligence and fearless willingness to depict life as it is lived, gives us what we're looking for in movies but so rarely find: insights into womanhood, meditations on the dark and light aspect's of life's journey, revelations and explorations that move viewers to reflect on their own lives. The stories they bring to the screen leave us feeling renewed and excited about movies again. Based on one-on-one interviews and the viewing of numerous films, Mick LaSalle has put together a fascinating profile of recent generations of French film stars and an overview of their best work. These women's insights and words illuminate his book, which will answer once and for all the two questions Americans most often have about women and the movies: Where did all the great actresses go? And how can I see their movies? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Phil Holland. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/012619/bk_adbl_012619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the fall of 2000, Gilmore Girls premiered on the WB, and viewers were introduced to the quirky world of Stars Hollow and the Gilmores who had made it their home, mother-daughter best friends Lorelai and Rory. Coffee at Luke's is the perfect look at what made the show such a clever, beloved part of the television landscape for so long. What are the risks of having your mother be your best friend? How is Gilmore Girls antifamily, at least in the traditional sense? What's a male viewer to do when he finds both mother and daughter attractive? And how is creator Amy Sherman-Palladino like Emily Gilmore? From the show's class consciousness to the way the characters are shaped by the books they read, the music they listen to, and the movies they watch, Coffee at Luke's looks at the sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking underpinnings of smart viewers' Tuesday night television staple and takes them further into Stars Hollow than they've ever been before. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Colby Elliott. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/last/000012/bk_last_000012_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In a visual culture such as ours, movies represent a compelling and surprisingly effective vehicle for ethical reflection. Through the stories that unfold on the big screen - everything from The Wizard of Oz to the Bourne trilogy - viewers can gain profound insights into the moral dimension of their own lives. By a close analysis of a variety of popular movies, foreign films, and documentaries, Seeing the Light: Exploring Ethics Through Movies represents an innovative approach to the study of ethics and the development of moral reasoning skills. Initial chapters focus on the human condition as a springboard for ethical reflection, followed by coverage of how seven major ethical theories can provide a framework for analyzing movies for their moral message. Later chapters reveal how movies help us reflect on ethical decision–making. A diverse range of classic and contemporary films are woven throughout the text to illustrate each argument. Filled with illuminating insights and thoughtful reflection, Seeing the Light reveals an ethical microcosm in the world of film that can help us think more clearly about the choices we face and decisions we make in the real world. Wanda Teays is a professor of philosophy and ethics at Mount St. Mary's College in Los Angeles, where she is also Chair of the Philosophy Department. She is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on ethics, global justice, and critical reasoning, including Bioethics and Culture; Bioethics, Justice and Health Care and Second Thoughts: Critical Thinking for a Diverse Society. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Hart. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/008928/bk_adbl_008928_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Why have viewers always had a love affair with romance movies? From tragic love stories, like Romeo + Juliet, to feel-good rom-coms, like Sleepless in Seattle, people simply cannot get enough of these movies. Join Professor Eric R. Williams to analyze dozens of titles that fall under the scope of "romance films"—inviting students to see old favorites in a new light and introduce them to elements of romance in movies one might not consider to be part of the genre.Explore traditional romantic titles, such as When Harry Met Sally, West Side Story, and Casablanca; controversial spins on the traditional genre, including Her, Harold and Maude, and Lars and the Real Girl; less conventional "romances," such as Blade Runner, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, She’s Gotta Have It, and yes—even Fight Club. Throughout, Professor Williams draws on a wealth of examples, revealing the DNA of these films.Listeners will understand the difference between a love story and a romance; see how directors manipulate audiences’ emotions from opening credits to the final scene—keeping everyone on the edge of their seat; and be able to decode the underlying storytelling techniques. Students will see cinematic romances from a different point of view, deepening their understanding of the genre. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Williams. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/or/orig/000700/or_orig_000700_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.