In the middle of the 15th century, in the depths of Turkey during the Ottoman Empire, the land is torn apart by horrendous atrocities and bloody murders are inflicted against the terrified people by the cruel and blood-thirsty, Vlad the Impaler. The ruler, Baba Sultan (Yetkin Dikinciler), orders a group of seven fearless warriors known as Deliler, to hunt down Vlad (Erkan Petekkaya) and end the persecution once and for all. The seven heroes set out on their long journey, stopping at nothing until they find the inhumane Vlad and defeat him in what will be a battle to end all battles
It's the beginning of summer in a small village in northern Turkey. Lale and her four sisters are on their way home from school, innocently playing with local boys but prying village eyes view their games with suspicion and word soon reaches their family. Their home consequently becomes a prison at the hand of their uncompromising uncle and all the girls have to now live for is a future of arranged marriage. But these girls' rebellious streak will not be tamed so easily. Drawing vocal support from critics, festivals and audiences across the globe, this beautiful debut from director Deniz Gamze Erguven is a touching portrayal of innocent strength and resilience against modern misogyny.
During World War II, after a gruelling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, a young Jewish girl steals her Christian best friend's identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. Sara (Zuzanna Surowy) soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers' marriage, compounding her greatest secret. She now must strive to protect her own true identity, or face certain death!
In a near-future world, where technology controls everything, technophobe Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) is the victim of a brutal mugging that leaves his wife dead and him paralysed. A reclusive billionaire inventor offers him an experimental cure, an A.I. implant called Stem. Grey accepts and is immediately transformed into an unstoppable killing machine with enhanced strength and agility. Now it's payback time.
While partying on a bachelorette getaway with her friends, bride-to-be Casey (Elma Begovic) is bitten by a mysterious, unseen bug. On returning home what first appears to be a nasty infection rapidly mutates into something far more sinister as Casey takes on an horrific insect-like transformation. Shedding skin, vomiting acidic bile, biting off nails and excreting slime drenched eggs all over her newly created nest; Casey must now find flesh to feed on.
When Marcus and his girlfriend Alex decide to go to a party with their friend Pierre, they are totally unaware that their world is about to be torn apart in the most unimaginably brutal way possible. Plunged headlong into a nightmarish world of darkness, where an act of extreme sexual and physical violence will serve as the spark for yet more violence, Marcus and Pierre soon discover what they themselves are capable of.
In a small German town in 1919, Anna (Paula Beer) repeatedly visits the grave of her fiance, Frantz (Anton von Lucke), who was killed in battle during World War I. One day she spies a mysterious young Frenchman Adrien (Pierre Niney), also laying flowers at the grave. She enquires about his business there and he explains he was a friend of Frantz. The pair become increasingly close and Anna becomes more and more intrigued by Adrien's history with her fiance. Long buried secrets are revealed that will illuminate unknown areas of their past lives and impact their future ones in a wearied and battle-scarred Europe. At once graceful and gripping, 'Frantz' is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.
Transylvania, land of dark forests, dread mountains and black, unfathomed lakes, still the home of magic and devilry as the nineteenth century draws to its close. Count Dracula, monarch of all vampire's, is dead. But his disciples live on, to spread the cult and corrupt the world... Young and beautiful Paris schoolteacher Marianne Danielle is on her way by coach to take up a post at the Badstein Girls' Academy where her journey is strangely interrupted... and she is persuaded to spend the night at the bleak, dilapidated chateau of Baroness Meinster. That night Marianne sees in another wing of the chateau the lone figure of a man, who turns out to be the Baroness' son. She inquires why the Baroness had not mentioned him and is told that he is ill - mentally ill. She helps a young man escape the shackles his mother has put on him. In so doing she innocently unleashes the horrors of the undead once again on the populace, including those at her school for ladies. Luckily for some, Dr. Van Helsing is already on his way...
Following on from the enormous success of his breakthrough film, 'Django', Franco Nero returned to the wild west (Almeria, Spain) to star in the same year's 'Texas, Adios', which was released as a sequel to 'Django' in some countries. Here he plays tough gunslinger Burt Sullivan, a sheriff who, along with his younger brother (Alberto Dell'Acqua), journeys to Mexico to hunt down the sadistic bandit Cisco Delgado (José Suárez) and avenge his father's murder. When Burt and his brother fall in with a group of Mexican revolutionaries, the stage is set for a violent climactic confrontation...
After her husband is lynched by bandits, Michele Mercier (Mario Bava's Black Sabbath) seeks revenge and turns to an old friend, played by Hossein, for help. A solitary figure who lives in a ghost town and dons a single black glove before each gunfight, Hossein is initially reluctant but soon infiltrates the widow's enemies to force a showdown. 'Cemetery Without Crosses' is a darker breed of Western, bleak and melancholy in tone amid the explosive set pieces. It also boasts an outstanding score by composer Andre Hossein (father of Robert) and the catchiest of themes, sung by cult figure Scott Walker.
Set in the near future, story about a renegade CIA agent (Guy Pearce) who is betrayed by his government and sentenced to 30 years frozen in a cryonic chamber 50 miles above earth. The only way to avoid serving time is a suicide mission - overcome a gang of ruthless prisoners and rescue the President's daughter (Maggie Grace).
An engineer creates the ultimate weapon in a battle against aliens, only to be suspected as an alien himself. In this psychological science-fiction thriller, set in 2079, the Earth lies under a series of electromagnetic force-field domes, the result of a protracted war with an alien planet. Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a successful weapons scientist who becomes an object of suspicion. Relentless, brutal investigator D.H. Hathaway (Vincent D'Onofrio) is convinced Olham is an alien spy, a simulated human with a time bomb implant. Soon a fugitive, he has to prove his innocence with the help of his wife, Maya (Madeline Stowe), and an underground rebel named Cale (Mekhi Phifer).
By 1911 Roald Amundsen has reached the Pole and Scott and his men, trailing in the Norwegian's wake, have perished. Undeterred, in 1914 Ernest Shackleton (David Schofield) and his trusted deputy Frank Wild (David Rodigan) set out their most famous journey aboard Endurance. When the ship is trapped and crushed by pack-ice, Shackleton and five of his men embark on a desperate 800-mile journey from Elephant Island to South Georgia in the James Caird, a 20-foot lifeboat pitched against the furious Southern Ocean. With Wild and the rest of the men left behind with dwindling supplies at their makeshift camp, the survival of them all hinges on this last desperate gamble.
"Shogun" is one of the most famous and award-winning television events in history. From best-selling author James Clavell comes the sweeping story of love and war, set against the brutal background of feudal Japan at the beginning of the 17th century. Richard Chamberlain stars as John Blackthorne, a sailor shipwrecked off the coast of Japan. Rescued, he becomes an eyewitness to a deadly struggle involving Toranaga, a feuding warlord intent on becoming 'Shogun' - the supreme military dictator. Blackthorne is irresistibly drawn to the magnificent Lady Mariko, the married confidant to Toranaga, while at the same time vying to become the first-ever foreigner to be made a samurai warrior. For the first time on Blu-ray", this landmark television event is packed with fascinating special features that take you inside the spectacular world of 'Shogun'.
In 'Young Winston', director Richard Attenborough chronicles the tumultuous rise of one of the greatest public figures of the 20th century - and one of its most complex private men. Vain, rebellious and fiercely ambitious, Churchill (Simon Ward) is the product of the stormy union between Lord Randolph (Robert Shaw), a political failure, and haughty, Brooklyn-born Lady Jennie (Anne Bancroft). Alienated from them, young Winston pours all his energies into winning love through achievement. Starting as a war correspondent in India, he later becomes a hero in South Africa during the Boer War, before eventually launching a political career which carries him into the halls of Parliament.