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||Parole Officer, The
Simon Garden (Steve Coogan), a useless parole officer,
is so incompetent and unpopular that he soon finds himself transferred
from Blackpool to Manchester by his colleagues. This is only the
beginning of Gardenís troubles, after inadvertently witnessing the
murder of an accountant he is framed for the crime by corrupt policeman
D.I. Burton (Stephen Dillane). The only evidence that can save him is a
surveillance videotape locked away in a bank vault. He reluctantly
decides to recruit the assistance of the only three criminals (Ben
Miller, Om Puri and Steven Waddington) he's ever managed to reform to
pull off the robbery that will clear his name. His gang is a
particularly hopeless crew, but a stunning policewoman, Emma (Lena
Headey), finds him so attractive she helps him out in the stickiest of
Meet Patch Adams (Robin Williams), a doctor who
doesnít look, act or think like any doctor youíve met before. For Patch,
humour is the best medicine, and heís willing to do just about anything
to make his patients laugh, even if it means risking his own career.
Based on a true story Patch Adams combines side-splitting humour with an
inspiring story that transcends the traditional comedy.
In the emotionally-charged adventure The Patriot,
Academy Award winner Mel Gibson stars as Benjamin Martin, a reluctant
hero who is swept into the American Revolution when the war reaches his
home and threatens his family.
A hero of the fierce French and Indian conflict, Martin had renounced
fighting forever to raise his family in peace. But when the British
arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger what he holds most dear,
Martin takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel
(Heath Ledger of 10 Things I Hate About You), and leads a brave rebel
Militia into battle against a relentless and overwhelming English army.
In the process, he discovers the only way to protect his family is to
fight for the young nationís freedom.
A fast, frequently funny and ecstatically twisted
blend of action and noir atmosphere co-written and directed by Brian
Helgeland, Academy Award winner for L.A. Confidential. Mel Gibson
portrays hard-boiled Porter who makes his living outside the law. So
when his partners in a heist rip off his $70,000 share and leave him for
dead, thereís only one way for Porter to settle things: his way. And
that sends him on a vendetta that will have a lot of lowlifes gaping at
the talking end of Porters fat revolver. Crooked cops, street gangs,
spineless flyspecks, crime bosses, anyone and everyone standing between
Porter and his 70 grand are going to know heís back, with a vengeance.
||Perfect Storm, The
In October 1991, the fishing community of Gloucester,
Massachusetts, experienced the full wrath of Mother Nature when a freak
meteorological event produced the fiercest storm in modern history.
Director Wolfgang Petersen has fashioned this heroic true story (as
chronicled in Sebastian Junger's bestseller) into a star-laden
blockbuster, employing computer power to whip up the terrifying titular
George Clooney plays Billy Tyne, captain of the Andrea Gail who has been
plagued by bad luck at sea and is on a poor run of catches. Frustrated
by the huge hauls of the Hannah Boden, captained by Linda Greenlaw (Mary
Elizabeth Mastrantonio), Tyne decides to head back out to sea for the
Flemish Cap, a remote area renowned for its rich fishing prospects. He
is joined by a number of his regular crew including Billy Shatford (Mark
Wahlberg), Dale Murphy (John C Reilly), David Sullivan (William Fichtner),
Alfred Pierre (Allen Payne) and Michael Moran (John Hawkes). Sure
enough, Tyne's luck changes for the better at the Flemish Cap and the
Andrea Gail catches a full haul. Buoyed by the money that awaits them
back home, the crew sets off back to Gloucester, but disturbing weather
patterns hamper their progress, and they soon find themselves battling
against 100ft waves and 120mph winds that threaten to tear the boat
||Peter Kay - Phoenix
Nights Series 1
The complete Series One of Peter Kay's award winning
Legendary social club owner Brian Potter and his hapless band of staff
and regulars are determined to make Phoenix Club a success no matter
what. Not even a racist folk band, an unforeseeable psychic or a drunken
horse will get in the way of their dream that 'Clubland will never die'.
A single phone call can change a man's life...or possibly end it. Stu
Shepard is a self-centered New York City publicist who suddenly finds
himself on the deadly end of a high-powered rifle scope. Now it's a
real-time race against the clock as Stu must outwit a psychotic sniper
in a frantic scramble from phone booth to freedom.
||Planet of the Apes - 6
DVD box set.
Planet Of The Apes (1968) (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science
fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant
planet ruled by apes who use a primitive race of humans for
experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted,
his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist (McDowall).
Winner of an Honorary Academy Award for Outstanding Make-up Achievement,
Planet Of The Apes is grand entertainment from its visually arresting
beginning to the chilling last moment.
Beneath The Planet Of The Apes (1969)
In the acclaimed sequel to Planet Of The Apes, another astronaut (James
Franciscus) crashes through the time barrier searching for Taylor
(Charlton Heston). The daring rescue mission leads to a subterranean
city where mutant humans, who practice mind control, worship a weapon
capable of destroying the entire planet. Both an action-oriented sci-fi
adventure and a wry commentary on today's world, this second Apes
instalment is imaginative entertainment for fantasy buffs of all ages.
Escape From The Planet Of The Apes (1971)
Roddy McDowall and Kim Hunter reprise their roles form the original
Planet Of The Apes in this third chapter of the Apes saga. Two
intelligent simians from the future, Cornelius and Zira, travel to
present-day Earth. They become instant sensations, wined and dined and
treated like celebrities -- until a high-level plot forces them to run
for their lives! Featuring Ricardo Montalban and Sal Mineo, it's a
delightful blend of humour, social commentary and suspense.
Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes (1972)
Colorful, futuristic sets, a relentless pace and an action-packed climax
highlight the fourth episode of the legendary Apes saga. The time is the
near future. Apes have replaced dogs and cats as household pets, and
servants as personal assistants -- until their continual mistreatment
provokes one advanced ape from the future, Caesar, to lead a spectacular
revolt. Starring Roddy McDowall and Ricardo Montalban, it's thrilling
science fiction that delivers both a serious message and stirring
Battle For The Planet Of The Apes (1973)
Roddy McDowall and Claude Akins star in the final chapter of the
legendary Apes saga. Set in 2001 A.D., an idyllic society of man and ape
is threatened by both a militant gorilla (Akins) and a tribe of
still-intelligent mutant humans. Finally, simmering tensions dividing
the primates erupt in an apocalyptic climax. When the smoke clears, the
carnage is everywhere, but there is hope for a new beginning for man and
Journey Back To The Planet Of The Apes (1998)
Prepare for the ultimate adventure with this behind-the-scenes chronicle
of the amazing Planet Of The Apes phenomenon. Host Roddy McDowall takes
you from production meetings to makeup sessions, then right onto the
movie set to see the actual filming of this science fiction masterpiece.
Hear exclusive interviews with stars Charlton Heston and Kim Hunter, see
rare archival photos, and view never-before-seen footage.
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture,
and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar-winning director Oliver
Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal.
Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young, naive American who, upon his
arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only
with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion
and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers
(Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between
the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each
other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his
realities and numbing his feelings to manís highest value...life.
||Prince Of Egypt, The
An epic adventure and a milestone in cinematic
achievement, 'The Prince Of Egypt' has captivated movie audiences the
world over, becoming one of the top animated films of all time.
Unparalleled artistry and powerful, Academy Award - winning music
bringing this beloved story to life as never before, with unforgettable
characters, voiced by a roster of stars impressive as any ever assembled
for a future film.
This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood,
one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they
share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But
the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of
the most powerful empire on earth, the other the chosen leader of his
people. Their final confrontation will forever change their lives - and
Both spectacular entertainment and a celebration of the human spirit
'The Prince Of Egypt' stands as a classic for the ages, for audiences of
every generation to enjoy and cherish.