An exemplary entry in the filmography of master director John Ford, The Quiet Man contains all the aspects that mark Ford’s work: a poetic, deeply felt sentiment for an unregainable past, for tradition and ceremony, for the country of Ireland and its emigrant bloodlines, for the camaraderie within community, and for the profound yet mutable bond of the marital union. Within a seven-decade career filled with high points, The Quiet Man represents one of Ford's highest, and from his richest period. Set in the 1920s, The Quiet Man stars John Wayne as Sean Thornton, an Irish-born American who has travelled to his birthplace of Innisfree to lay claim to his family farm. Although warmly embraced by the denizens of the village, Thornton’s outsider status is thrown into relief when the abrasive landowner Squire Will Danahan (Victor McLaglen) objects both to the turnover of the land, and to the handing over of his sister Mary Kate’s (Maureen O’Hara) dowry to the man whose community stature now threatens to show up his own. What follows is a confrontation with custom and with the personal past, all before an unforgettable extended brawl sprawling the entire very countryside whereupon nothing less hinges than the peace of Innisfree itself. Winton Hoch’s astonishing Technicolor cinematography (for which he won an Academy Award) has cemented the images of The Quiet Man within the minds and hearts of viewers across the decades. This is a film that, with its epic, yet intimate, canvas and its near-Shakespearean sense of character only grows in power over time and the more times it is seen. It is an ideal entry-point into Ford’s massive body of work, and a summation of his art; as a result, Ford was awarded the 1952 Oscar for Best Director. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present The Quiet Man on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time.
Kieron and his friend Sam are shocked to see a man kidnapped in a Newcastle shopping centre right in front of their eyes. The boys quickly realise that the kidnapped man left something behind in the scuffle - an earpiece and glasses. Kieron puts them on and realises he can see not what is front of him but a busy, tourist city, somewhere very hot - in Mumbai....Kieron has accidentally stumbled upon the undercover world of Rebecca 'Bex' Wilson - a freelance agent working for the British Secret Intelligence Service. And without her handler, Bradley (the man who was kidnapped), Bex is in trouble. She doesn't know who of her usual contacts she can trust, and, like it or not, she is going to have to use teenage Kieron to get her out of danger. Before Kieron and Sam know it, they are part of a mission to stop a weapon of mass destruction from falling into the wrong hands.... Young Bond and James Bond meet Alex Rider and Cherub in this brilliantly written, fast-paced spy action thriller. All credibly delivered from somebody who knows all about counterintelligence.... High-octane action and fast-paced adventure - guaranteed. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Broadbent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000027/bk_bonn_000027_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Welcome to the Spirit World! Beyond the Boundary: I’ll Be Here’s ‘Past Chapter’ recaps the anime’s first season in which half-human, half youmu Akihito strikes up an unlikely companionship with Spirit World warrior Mirai - the sole survivor of a family with the power to employ their blood as weapons. Born of enemy clans, Akihito and Mirai end up forging a powerful bond in their fight against a common foe, but all-new work ‘Future Arc’ sees their friendship falter. Unable to remember the events of ‘Past Chapter’ following the film’s finale, Mirai is disconnected from her friends but is also offered something that had previously been beyond her reach – the chance to live a normal life.
High-octane action and fast-paced adventure - guaranteed. Several deaths have occurred amongst members of staff in the Goldfinch Institute, a research facility in Albuquerque, USA, which manufactures highly classified weapon systems for the British Army, the Secret Intelligence Service and SIS-TERR. Bex's job is to go to Albuquerque and covertly investigate to see if there is any threat to British interests, but there's a problem - the Head of Security of the Goldfinch Institute is someone she was at university with. Bex is forced to call on Kieron's help again as he goes out undercover in her place with a faked identity as a teenage computer genius.As Bex investigates the deaths of the Goldfinch employees, there seems to be something more sinister lurking behind them. Something that not only threatens Kieron, who's been kidnapped by the Goldfinch Institute and taken to its HQ in Tel Aviv, but the whole of Eastern Europe....Young Bond meets Alex Rider and Cherub in this brilliantly written, fast-paced spy action thriller. All credibly delivered from somebody who knows all about counterintelligence.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Broadbent. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bonn/000033/bk_bonn_000033_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Produced by Emmy award winning producers Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman and Mark Herzog, The Eighties is the third series in the acclaimed documentary strand chronicling American society and popular culture in the later twentieth century. As the Cold War ended, the world learned of a mysterious virus that defied a cure and triggered a global pandemic. Wall Street brokers became the new rock stars but the economic boom led to a material excess and corruption. The personal computer signalled a technological revolution. The music world discovered hip-hop, MTV, Prince and U2, but lost John Lennon. Hill Street Blues, St. Elsewhere and Cheers brought new sophistication to televised storytelling. And throughout the decade, Ronald Reagan left his mark as few public figures do, enjoying unprecedented popularity but also enduring a scandal that nearly derailed his presidency. This epic series uses rare archival footage and interviews with renowned journalists, historians, musicians and television artists to paint a vivid and compelling portrait of a decade of lasting consequence. Raised on Television An explosion of new channels and the advent of the VCR transform our viewing habits. Video Killed the Radio Star The digital revolution hits the music world, and MTV is born. The Fight Against AIDS A mysterious illness develops into a pandemic with huge political and cultural consequences. The Reagan Revolution A look at Ronald Reagan's landmark legislative achievements and political setbacks. Greed Is Good Junk bonds, bailouts and Wall Street corruption set the tone for a decade of excess. Tear Down This Wall The appointment of Mikhail Gorbachev triggers an astounding chain of events. Technology Gets Personal The innovations and inventions of the Digital Revolution change life forever.
The effortlessly suave and sophisticated Pierce Brosnan makes his acclaimed debut as Agent 007 in this rip-roaring espionage thriller featuring the most eye-popping opening sequence yet! When an MI6 agent (Sean Bean) turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale (Famke Janssen) who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on the intrepid spy!
Collector’s Edition Blu-ray available for a limited time only includes: 1 x Blu-ray Disc, 2 x DVD discs packed inside 14 mm Blu-ray Case, Plastic O-card, Rigid Collector’s Box, Art Cards and Bonus Poster** Welcome to the Spirt World! Beyond the Boundary: I’ll Be Here’s ‘Past Chapter’ recaps the anime’s first season in which half-human, half youmu Akihito strikes up an unlikely companionship with Spirit World warrior Mirai - the sole survivor of a family with the power to employ their blood as weapons. Born of enemy clans, Akihito and Mirai end up forging a powerful bond in their fight against a common foe, but all-new work ‘Future Arc’ sees their friendship falter. Unable to remember the events of ‘Past Chapter’ following the film’s finale, Mirai is disconnected from her friends but is also offered something that had previously been beyond her reach – the chance to live a normal life.
The effortlessly suave and sophisticated Pierce Brosnan makes his acclaimed debut as Agent 007 in this rip-roaring espionage thriller featuring the most eye-popping opening sequence yet! When an MI6 agent (Sean Bean) turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-borne weapon, Bond must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia, all whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale (Famke Janssen) who will stop at nothing to put the ‘squeeze’ on the intrepid spy!
This marvellously entertaining, tongue-in-cheek musical romp stars Frank Ifield as a talented young Australian singer who moves to London in search of his big break, tries to woo a top model while seemingly overlooking the beautiful publican's daughter who truly loves him and gets tangled up with a gang of thieves! Featuring Coventry-born Ifield's only feature-film appearance and made at the height of his international fame in 1965, Up Jumped a Swagman was inspired by the phenomenal success of Cliff Richard's musical films, interweaving vibrant scenes of London life with some of Ifield's best-loved hits, including his breakthrough chart-topper I Remember You. Also featuring Bond girl Suzy Kendall, noted character player Ronald Radd and Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) star Annette Andre, the film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES  Original Theatrical Trailers  Image Gallery with Music
An epic adventure and 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 bring this beloved story to life as never before. Two brothers – one born of royal blood, the other an orphan with a secret past – grow up as the best of friends sharing a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. The truth ultimately sets 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 the world. 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. Bonus Features The Making of The Prince of Egypt “When You Believe” Multi-Language Presentation The Basics of Animation: The Chariot Race Focus on Technical Effects The Prince of Egypt Art Gallery Filmmakers’ Commentary