A gallery of high-living lowlifes will stop at nothing to get their sweaty hands on a jewel-encrusted falcon. Detective Sam Spade (Humphrey Bogart) wants to find out why - and who'll take the fall for his partner's murder. An all-star cast (including Sydney Greenstreet, Mary Astor, Peter Lorre and Elisha Cook Jr.) joins Bogart in this crackling mystery masterwork written for the screen (from Dashiell Hammett's novel) and directed by John Huston. This nominee for 3 Academy Awards - Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Greenstreet) and Screenplay (Huston) - catapulted Bogart to stardom and launched Huston's directorial career. All with a bird and a bang! Special Features: Commentary by Eric Lax Sergeant York Theatrical Trailer - Warner Night at the Movies Newsreel - Warner Night at the Movies The Gay Parisian - Warner Night at the Movies Hiawatha's Rabbit Hunt - Warner Night at the Movies Meet John Doughboy - Warner Night at the Movies The Maltese Falcon: One Magnificent Bird Becoming Attractions: The Trailers of Humphrey The Trailer of Humphrey Bogart - 1997 TCM Documentary Breakdowns of 1941 Make-up Tests 2/8/1943 Lux Radio Broadcast - Audio Vault 9/20/1943 Screen Guild Theater Broadcast - Audio Vault 7/3/1946 Academy Award Theater Broadcast - Audio Vault Satan Met a Lady (1936) - Theatrical Trailers
To celebrate 15 years of Midsomer Murders on ITV, this set features the highest rating episode of each series, including the Pilot Episode - The Killings at Badger’s Drift. Featured Episodes: The Killings at Badger's Drift Written in Blood Strangler's Wood Dead Man's Eleven Destroying Angel Ring Out Your Dead A Tale of Two Hamlets The Maid in Splendour Sauce for the Goose Vixen's Run They Seek Him Here Left for Dead Secrets and Spies Fit for Murder Dark Secrets DVD Extras Biography of the Writer Fascinating Facts Cast Filmographies Production Notes Midsomer Map Broadcast Dates Interview with John Nettles Interview with Jason Hughes
Britain’s best-loved detective series starring Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, who continues to fight crime in the beautiful but deadly villages of Midsomer. Festival organiser Toby Winning is found dead on the morning of the Lower Crosby Folk Festival, shortly after announcing plans to move the festival nearer to London. The murder raises questions as to whether a ballad, made famous by late folk singer Johnny Carver, could have been the inspiration. Was Winning murdered because of the proposed move or is the motive decades old and yet to be uncovered? Special Features: Behind the Scenes Picture Gallery Cast Filmographies Biography of the Writer Broadcast Dates Subtitles
Britain’s best-loved detective series starring Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, who continues to fight crime in the beautiful but deadly villages of Midsomer. Pub landlady Hannah Altman is crushed to death when a stunt goes wrong during a magic show by famous illusionist Gideon Latimer. When Kate discovers the safety wires have been sabotaged a murder investigation is launched. Barnaby and Nelson uncover conflicts between the village church and Midsomer Oaks’ ancient pagan traditions. But with the murders seemingly all linked to Gideon’s illusions, who is staging the deathly tricks and why? Special Features: Behind the Scenes – The Actors Behind the Scenes – The Tricks Picture Gallery Cast Filmographies Biography of the Writer Broadcast Dates Subtitles
After a century of being wrecked by dissension and ruinous civil wars the Romans were willing to pay any price for peace and internal security. The price they paid was the Pax Romana - the absolute rule of an Emperor-dictator - Augustus. After ruthlessly disposing of all possible rivals and enemies, Augustus' later years were bedevilled by the question of his successor. He firmly believed that for the good of Rome, the dictatorship must continue, but he hadn't bargained on those who followed him ...Made in 1968 and broadcast to tremendous critical acclaim, THE CAESARS was one of the last great drama productions made in black and white. featuring outstanding performances from Andre Morell, Ralph Bates and Freddie Jones, THE CAESARS is a tale of murder, gangsterism and villainy that is not to be missed., After a century of being wrecked by dissension and ruinous civil wars the Romans were willing to pay any price for peace and internal security. The price they paid was the Pax Romana - the absolute rule of an Emperor-dictator - Augustus. After ruthlessly disposing of all possible rivals and enemies, Augustus' later years were bedevilled by the question of his successor. He firmly believed that for the good of Rome, the dictatorship must continue, but he hadn't bargained on those who followed him ...Made in 1968 and broadcast to tremendous critical acclaim, THE CAESARS was one of the last great drama productions made in black and white. featuring outstanding performances from Andre Morell, Ralph Bates and Freddie Jones, THE CAESARS is a tale of murder, gangsterism and villainy that is not to be missed.Special Features:None Listed
Britain's best-loved detective series starring Neil Dudgeon as DCI John Barnaby, who continues to fight crime in the beautiful but deadly villages of Midsomer. Bernard King is killed in his own plane at Finchmere Airfield. When his dumped body is discovered in the reservoir having been dropped from a great height, Barnaby and Nelson find themselves immersed in the thrilling world of flying and aerobatics. However, Finchmere also plays host to underhand tactics, deception and long standing grudges. A protest group, led by Eddie Rayner, is trying to close the airfield but is this justification for murder? Or has history finally found its revenge? Special Features: Interview with Gwilym Lee Cast Filmographies Picture Gallery Biography of the Writer Broadcast Dates Subtitles
An extraordinary Hamlet... a milestone Hamlet - Manchester Evening News Shakespeare's most iconic work, Hamlet explodes with big ideas and is the ultimate story of loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. From its sell-out run at Manchester's Royal Exchange Theatre comes a film version of this unique and critically acclaimed production of HAMLET with BAFTA-nominee Maxine Peake in the title role. This groundbreaking stage production, directed by Sarah Frankcom, was Royal Exchange s fastest-selling show in a decade. Alongside Maxine Peake as the eponymous prince, a number of other roles, including Polonious and Rosencrantz, are also played by women. HAMLET is brought to cinemas by film director Margaret Williams, whose Written on Skin (Royal Opera House/BBC) won many awards including the Diapason d'Or. The film is produced by Anne Beresford and Debbie Gray, the team behind the highly successful cinema broadcast of Peter Grimes on Aldeburgh Beach which Margaret also directed.
The behind-the-scenes true life story of ground-breaking producer Milton Fruchtman and blacklisted TV director Leo Hurwitz, who, overcoming enormous obstacles, set out to capture the testimony of one of the war's most notorious Nazis, Adolf Eichmann. He is accused of executing the 'final solution' and organising the murder of six million Jews. This is the extraordinary story of how Eichmann's trial came to be televised and the team that made it happen. Filmed at the trial in Jerusalem in 1961, the production became the world's first ever global TV documentary series, where, for the first time, the horror of the camps was heard directly from the mouths of its victims. It was edited daily and broadcast in Germany, America, Israel and 34 other countries. People fainted when they saw it on TV. Never before had there been such drama in the use of cameras, their positioning or the revolutionary effect of operators being able to adjust frame and position to match subject and content.
When a gifted but washed-up screenwriter with a hair-trigger temper HUMPHREY BOGART (Casablanca), in a revelatory, vulnerable performance becomes the prime suspect in a brutal Tinseltown murder, the only person who can supply an alibi for him is a seductive neighbour (The Big Heat’s GLORIA GRAHAME) with her own troubled past. The emotionally charged In a Lonely Place, freely adapted from a Dorothy B. Hughes thriller, is a brilliant, turbulent mix of suspenseful noir and devastating Melodrama, fuelled by powerhouse performances. An uncompromising tale of two people desperate to love yet struggling with their demons and each other, this is one of the greatest films of the 1950s, and a benchmark in the career of the classic Hollywood auteur NICHOLAS RAY (Rebel Without a Cause).Special Features:New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrackNew audio commentary featuring film scholar Dana PolanI’m a Stranger Here Myself, a 1975 documentary about director Nicholas Ray, slightly condensed for this releaseNew interview with biographer Vincent Curcio about actor Gloria GrahamePiece from 2002 featuring filmmaker Curtis HansonRadio adaptation from 1948 of the original Dorothy B. Hughes novel, broadcast on the program SuspenseTrailerPLUS: An essay by critic Imogen Sara SmithClick Images to Enlarge