From the early stages of his career across five decades to his final film, Fritz Lang built a trilogy of paranoiac thrillers focused on an entity who began as a criminal mastermind, and progressed into something more amorphous: fear itself, embodied only by a name Dr. Mabuse. For the first time on home video, all three of Fritz Lang's Mabuse films have been collected for one package, in their complete and restored forms. 1: Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler. [Dr. Mabuse, the Gambler.] (1922) Lang's two-part, nearly 5-hour silent epic detailing the rise and fall of Dr. Mabuse in Weimar-era Berlin. 2: Das Testament des Dr. Mabuse [The Testament of Dr. Mabuse] (1933) a tour-de-force thriller rife with supernatural elements, all converging around an attempt by the now-institutionalised Mabuse (or someone acting under his name... and possibly his will) to organise an 'Empire of Crime'. 3: Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse [The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Mabuse] (1960) Fritz Lang's final film, in which hypnosis, clairvoyance, surveillance, and machine-guns come together for a whiplash climax that answers the question: Who's channelling Mabuse's methods in the Cold War era? The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Fritz Lang's complete Mabuse trilogy a cornerstone in the work of one of cinema's all-time greatest directors.
It’s an MMOGain levels, earn experience: Choose one of five unique heroes, master thrilling missions as you unravel an unforgettable story, craft epic gear and train up a powerful army.It’s an RTSMaster tactics, win victories: Your elite units stand behind you like a wall of steel, baying for the blood of your enemies. Take direct control of a colossal war machine and dominate Bersia’s battlefields in epic encounters!BECOME LEGENDMaster a unique MMORPG.YOUR COMMANDSwitch to the RTS view and command your troops.YOUR CHOICEChoose a hero from 5 classes and perfect your skills.STORM THE FIELDCut down hordes of enemies in epic-scale battles.The Hero Package contains:1x Exclusive Costume:The selection box contains the Guardian of Light Set – a full blue-and-white costume set for all playable classes. Whichever path you take, you’ll be perfectly kitted out from head to toe.Troops Benefits:3x Troop Coupon5x Troop Revival1x Rare TroopOther Benefits:In-game currency: 1,000x CubicSilver Booster Pack (30 Days)1x Change Appearance Voucher20x Resurrection Ticket10x Universal RepairThe Emperor Package contains:2x Exclusive Costumes:The selection box contains the Guardian of Light and Paladin Sets – full blue-and-white and black-and-gold costume sets for all playable classes. Whichever path you take, you’ll be perfectly kitted out from head to toe.1x Mount:A real unicorn – mount up and charge into battle on this beast of fancy!Troops Benefits:5x Troop Coupon10x Troop Revival1x Rare Troop1x Heroic TroopOther Benefits:In-game currency: 2,500x CubicSilver & Gold Booster Pack (90 Days)3x Change Appearance Voucher50x Resurrection Ticket20x Universal Repair1x Character Slot ExpansionThe War God Package contains:3x Exclusive Costumes:This selection box contains 3 different sets: Guardian of Light, Paladin and God of War (blue-and-white, black-and-gold and black-and-red). Each set is a complete costume for all playable classes – whichever path you take, you’ll be perfectly kitted out from head to toe.2x Mounts:Contains the two noblest mounts on the continent: a true Unicorn and Poseidon’s Charger. Speed and style guaranteed!Troops Benefits:10x Troop Coupon20x Troop Revival2x Rare Troop1x Heroic Troop1x Unit: Experienced Paladin1x Troop XP Book30x Heroic Improvement Stone30x Faction Improvement StoneOther Benefits:In-game currency: 5,000x CubicSilver & Gold Booster Pack (365 Days)5x Change Appearance Voucher150x Resurrection Ticket50x Universal Repair2x Character Slot ExpansionAll package items will be sent to you via in-game mail. All contents can be collected up to 6 times per account after creating a character. Unclaimed items in the in-game mailbox will not be deleted when a character is deleted.The GunslingerThe Gunslinger effortlessly switches between sword and pistols, utilising an array of combos to attack individual targets and unleash area of effect attacks.The SpellswordThe Spellsword combines her magical runes to produce ever new attacks and healing spells, compensating for her relatively shallow health pool with agility, sword and sceptre.The BerserkerThe Berserker stands out in the carnage of battle for his brute force and staying power – an ultimate front-line warrior capable of smashing enemy ranks with obliterating attacks.The RangerSwift and adept in both ranged and melee combat, the Ranger exhibits a fascinating array of skills with daggers, rapidly switching to her bow where necessary.The ElementalistThe Elementalist is a skilled and versatile mage, capable of channelling the power of the elements in both attack and defence. She can use her spells to summon companions to fight by her side.Archers, scorpions, ogres and wizards – choose the perfect mix from over 80 different troops and conquer the battlefield. Combine magic with brute strength, crusaders with mortarmen, melee brawlers with ranged sharpshooters – the possibilities are endless![Notice to pre-existing users]In order to play the Steam version of Kingdom Under Fire 2, you must purchase the game on Steam. Purchasing and launching the game via Steam will create a new Kingdom Under Fire 2 account which is linked to Steam. Existing Kingdom Under Fire 2 accounts which were not created on Steam cannot be played via Steam.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. His many stories and novels, which include such classics as The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, reflect a deeply personal world view, exploring the fragile, multifarious nature of reality itself and examining those elements that make us - or fail to make us - fully human. He did as much as anyone to demolish the artificial barrier between genre fiction and "literature," and the best of his work has earned a permanent place in American popular culture. The King of the Elves is the opening installment of a uniform, five-volume edition of The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, expanded from the previous Collected Stories set to incorporate new story notes, and two added tales, one previously unpublished, and one uncollected. This generous collection contains 22 stories and novellas including Dick's first published story, "Beyond Lies the Wub," together with such landmark tales as "The Preserving Machine," in which an attempt to preserve our fragile cultural heritage takes an unexpected turn, The Variable Man, a brilliantly imagined novella encompassing war, time travel, and the varied uses of technology, and the title story, in which Shadrach Jones, owner of a dilapidated gas station in Colorado, stumbles into an ongoing war between trolls and elves, and encounters a fantastic - and utterly unexpected - destiny. Like the best of Dick's novels, these stories offer a wide variety of narrative and intellectual pleasures, and provide an ideal introduction to one of the singular imaginations of the modern era. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Rudd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008048/bk_brll_008048_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The original hero in a half-shell returns! For the first time ever worldwide, all twelve tales of the adventures of everyone’s favourite titanic terrapin (from 1965’s Gamera the Giant Monster to 2006’s Gamera The Brave) are collected together in one deluxe Blu-ray boxset. This limited edition collectors’ set traces the decades-long evolution of Gamera, from the “friend of all children” in his more light-hearted earlier films, to the Guardian of the Universe in the groundbreaking 1990s reboot series, often hailed as three of the best kaiju films ever made. COLLECTOR’S EDITION BOXSET CONTENTS Limited collectors’ edition packaging, housed in a large-format rigid box, fully illustrated by Matt Frank Casebound, fully-illustrated disc book containing eight Blu-ray discs High Definition (1080p) versions of all twelve films, with lossless original Japanese audio and a complete collection of English dub tracks, including classic American International dubs on the Showa-era films remastered from original MGM elements Hardback 130-page comic book including a full-colour reprint of the four-issue Gamera comic series originally released by Dark Horse Comics in 1996, and the first-ever English-language printing of the prequel comic The Last Hope by Matt Frank and Joshua Bugosh Perfect-bound 80-page book including a new retrospective on the series by Patrick Macias, an archive interview with Noriaki Yuasa by David Milner, kaiju X-ray illustrations by Jolyon Yates, Fangoria set reports on the Heisei trilogy by Norman England, and a viewers’ guide to the English-dubbed versions of the films Double-sided four-panel poster of “Gamera’s Map of Japan” in both Japanese and English Collectors’ artcards for each film, featuring new artwork by Matt Frank DISC ONE – GAMERA THE GIANT MONSTER High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Giant Monster, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles Commentary and newly filmed introduction by August Ragone High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gammera the Invincible (Blu-ray premiere), the American theatrical version of the film, with lossless mono audio and optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Remembering the Gamera Series, an archive featurette from 1991, including interviews with director Noriaki Yuasa, writer Nisan Takahashi and others Interview with Noriaki Yuasa, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002 Gamera Special, an hour-long best-of compilation supervised by Noriaki Yuasa in 1991 Alternate English credits Trailer and image galleries DISC TWO – GAMERA VS. BARUGON / GAMERA VS. GYAOS High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Barugon and Gamera vs. Gyaos, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles Commentary on Gamera vs. Barugon by August Ragone & Jason Varney Commentary on Gamera vs. Gyaos by Stuart Galbraith IV Newly filmed introductions to both films by August Ragone High Definition (1080p) transfer of War of the Monsters, the shorter American edit of Gamera vs. Barugon, with lossless English audio Alternate English credits for both films Trailer and image galleries DISC THREE – GAMERA VS. VIRAS / GAMERA VS. GUIRON High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Viras and Gamera vs. Guiron, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles Choice of three different versions of Gamera vs. Viras via seamless branching (72-minute Theatrical Version, 81-minute Director’s Version and 90-minute US Extended Version) Commentary on Gamera vs. Viras by Carl Craig and Jim Cironella Commentary on Gamera vs. Guiron by David Kalat Newly filmed introductions to both films by August Ragone New featurette with actor Carl Craig showing his souvenirs and props from Gamera vs. Viras Highlights from the G-FEST X convention in 2003, featuring Noriaki Yuasa and Carl Craig The 4th Nippon Jamboree, a promotional film for the Boy Scouts of Japan directed by Yuasa in 1966 Alternate English credits for both films Trailer and image galleries DISC FOUR – GAMERA VS. JIGER / GAMERA VS. ZIGRA / GAMERA SUPER MONSTER High Definition (1080p) transfers of Gamera vs. Jiger, Gamera vs. Zigra and Gamera Super Monster, with lossless original Japanese and dubbed English mono audio, and optional English subtitles Commentary on Gamera vs. Jiger by Edward L. Holland Commentary by Gamera vs. Zigra by Sean Rhoads & Brooke McCorkle Commentary on Gamera Super Monster by Richard Pusateri Newly filmed introductions to all three films by August Ragone Alternate English credits for all three films Trailer and image galleries DISC FIVE – GAMERA THE GUARDIAN OF THE UNIVERSE High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Guardian of the Universe, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles Commentary by Matt Frank Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 1, the first in an epic three-part documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy Interviews with director Shusuke Kaneko and SFX director Shinji Higuchi, filmed by Jörg Buttgereit in 2002 Extended 90-min interview with Shinji Higuchi from 2001, focusing on the trilogy’s special effects Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release Alternate English credits Trailer and image galleries DISC SIX – GAMERA 2: ATTACK OF LEGION High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera 2: Attack of Legion, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles Commentary by Kyle Yount Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 2, the next part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy On-set footage from the shooting of the film’s main unit and special effects filming Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release Alternate English credits “Lake Texarkana” comedic dub track Trailer and image galleries DISC SEVEN – GAMERA 3: REVENGE OF IRIS High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris, from a 4K restoration by Kadokawa Pictures Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles Commentary by Steve Ryfle & Ed Godziszewski Newly filmed introduction by August Ragone A Testimony of 15 Years: Part 3, the final part of the documentary interviewing cast and crew of the Heisei Trilogy Newly filmed interview with Kaho Tsutsumi about the DNA Tokasatsu exhibition in Tokyo, by kaiju historian Edward L. Holland Behind the scenes featurettes tracing the film’s production from announcement to release Deleted Scenes The Awakening of Irys (Remix), a montage of behind-the-scenes footage and work-in-progress special effects footage Alternate English credits Spoof commentary by “Gamera” & “Soldier No.6” Trailer and image galleries DISC EIGHT – GAMERA THE BRAVE High Definition (1080p) transfer of Gamera the Brave Original Japanese and dubbed English DTS-HD MA 5.1 and 2.0 audio, with optional English subtitles Commentary by Keith Aiken & Bob Johnson How to Make a Gamera Movie, a featurette hosted by director Ryuta Tasaki Behind The Scenes of Gamera the Brave, an all-access on-set documentary The Men That Made Gamera, a documentary looking back at the series from start to finish, featuring interviews with cast and crew Opening Day Premiere, a featurette showing the cast and crew presenting the film at its first showing Kaho’s Summer, an interview with the film’s young star Special Effects Supercut, a montage of effects shots overseen by FX supervisor Hajime Matsumoto Trailer and image galleries
This research aimed at evaluating the importance of war on the decision to migrate, finding out if refugees found peace, the choice of Durban and inquiring if they intend to return home. Respondents confirmed that armed conflict is a major push factor in their decision to migrate. Finding out if they found peace they underlined both negative and positive peace aspects, meaning that the absence of war in South Africa and social stability as being peace key elements. Durban choice has been motivated by easy access to asylum, refugee documents and job opportunities. On the aspect of their intention to return to their homeland, the majority of the sample expressed their intention to return. Those with more prospects of finding a good job or business opportunity have been positive, while others believe the return of peace in the country is a major turning point. Most motivated their leaving due to unemployment, the worsening of social conditions, insecurity and search for better opportunities. Statistics collected within 6 months from Home Affairs in Durban showed increases of Congolese nationals: 30.2% compared to Zimbabwe: 27.68% and Ethiopia 23.37%.
Over the last decades of war in Afghanistan, educational development aspects have been ruined dramatically. Teaching methodologies has stayed as it was and teachers have not been trained professionally with the effective methodologies. Furthermore, university students are not equipped enough to develop a cohesive and coherent piece of writing. The purpose of this study is to evaluate students difficulties, goals and perceptions regarding English writing and teaching instruction in composition courses in Afghanistan. Data were collected from an English Department in a university in the western part of Afghanistan. The subjects are English major university students, teachers, and administrators who completed the questionnaires. The results of this study revealed the predominant teaching instruction in composition courses in Afghanistan. Results suggest that this methodology did not equip students with writing skills which would enable them to compose a cohesive and coherent piece of writing. The study also recommends a more effective approach to writing instruction and presents elements of a proposed curriculum / syllabus for the English Department.
A valuable compilation, this volume contains Holmes' most famous speeches and papers from 1885 to 1918. Its publication in 1920 was an important event in the legal community, and it was reviewed with great enthusiasm in the major journals and law reviews. Roscoe Pound offered the finest assessment in 'Judge Holmes's Contributions to the Science of Law,' an essay-review from 1921 that analyzed the place of these writings in the development of American law from the 1880s to the 1920: 'Rereading them consecutively in their new form and remembering the dates of their original publication, one can but see that their author has done more than lead American juristic thought of the present generation. Above all others he has shaped the methods and ideas that are characteristic of the present as distinguished from the immediate past.': Harvard Law Review 34 (1920-1921):449. '. . . Collected Legal Essays is a good vertical section of the mind of that judge who beyond any other of his generation has impressed his ideas on the structure and course of the law.'- Learned Hand. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. [1841-1935] served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1902 to 1932. Known as 'The Great Dissenter' on the Court because of the brilliant legal reasoning found in his written opinions, he often differed in opinion from Theodore Roosevelt, who had appointed him to the bench. As a young man he attended Harvard College, served in the American Civil War among the 'Harvard Regiment' and was seriously wounded. After the war he attended, and later taught at Harvard Law School before his appointment to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts. Well known for his legal philosophy espoused here and in The Common Law, Holmes proposed that the law was not a science founded on abstract universal principles but a body of practices that responded to particular situations. CONTENTS Early English Equity, 1885 The Law. Speech, 1885 The Profession of the Law. Part of an Address, 1886 On Receiving the Degree of LL.D. Speech, 1886 The Use of Law Schools. Oration, 1886 Agency, 1891 Privilege, Malice and Intent, 1894 Learning and Science. Speech, 1895 Executors, 1895 The Bar as a Profession, 1896 Speech at Brown University, 1897 The Path of the Law, 1897 Legal Interpretation, 1899 Law in Science and Science in Law. Address, 1889 Speech at Bar Association Dinner, 1900 Montesquieu, 1900 John Marshall. From the Bench, February 4, 1901 Address at Northwestern University Law School, 1902 Economic Elements, 1904 Maitland, 1907 Holdsworth's English Law, 1909 Law and the Court. Speech, 1913 Introduction to Continental Legal Historical Series, 1913 Ideals and Doubts, 1915 Bracton, 1915 Natural Law, 1918
Description: Dorothee Soelle once wrote, ''Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the one German theologian who will lead us into the third millennium.'' As we near the end of the first decade of this third millennium, Bonhoeffer continues to inspire new generations as a spiritual guide for their actions on behalf of peace and social justice. This book by Geffrey Kelly provides a critical analysis and reading guide to two of the spiritual classics that are now available in new translations through Fortress Press. Reading Bonhoeffer offers a running commentary of each segment of these popular texts along with discussion questions suitable for the university and seminary classroom as well as parish adult education programs. In a final section of the book, Kelly excerpts and analyzes three significant texts by Bonhoeffer on the need for world peace against the rising militarism and continued glorification of war in Germany and other European nations. Endorsements: Geffrey Kelly fuses personal characteristics that define him--deep sensitivity for spirituality, ecumenical openness and knowledge, the discipline of individual and communal practice of devotion, a sharp eye for contextuality, and his unmistakable Irish passion--and mingles them into this study of two widely acclaimed works by Bonhoeffer. The combination of those elements, and his intimate knowledge of the literature by and on Bonhoeffer, make for a fresh, well-written, and compelling introduction . . . and highlight Dietrich Bonhoeffer's relevance for living in today's context as followers of Christ. --H. Martin Rumscheidt Atlantic School of Theology Halifax, Nova Scotia Reading Bonhoeffer--both vintage Kelly and vintage Bonhoeffer--will serve to introduce yet another generation to this important voice from the church's immediate past. Specialists and those looking for an introduction to Bonhoeffer's faith and witness, as well as the average Christian seeking to grow in faith, will benefit from this text. In this presentation, both Bonhoeffer's and Kelly's passion for Christian discipleship comes through. --H. Gaylon Barker V. P., International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section Editor, Theological Education at Finkenwalde, 1935-1937 Geffrey Kelley, a prolific writer in the field of theology and religion, has now provided what I think is his best and most helpful work in spirituality--a work useful for ordinary readers as well as scholars in living their own daily lives.'' --Charles W. Sensel United Methodist Minister Emeritus Board Member, International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section About the Contributor(s): Geffrey B. Kelly is Professor of Systematic Theology at La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Best known for his research and publications on the theology and spirituality of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Kelly is past president of the International Bonhoeffer Society, English Language Section. The present book is the offshoot of his editorial work for the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works English Edition--the new translations and critical editions of the collected writings of Bonhoeffer, which are being published by Fortress Press. Among his recent works on Bonhoeffer are Liberating Faith (2002), The Cost of Moral Leadership (2002), and A Testament to Freedom: (1995).
Rob Hornstra and Arnold van Bruggen have been working together since 2009 to tell the story of Sochi, Russia, site of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. They have returned repeatedly to this region as committed practitioners of &#8220;slow journalism,&#8221; establishing a solid foundation of research on and engagement with this small yet incredibly complicated place before it finds itself in the glare of international media attention. As Van Bruggen writes, &#8220;Never before have the Olympic Games been held in a region that contrasts more strongly with the glamour of the event than Sochi. Just twenty kilometres away is the conflict zone Abkhazia. To the east the Caucasus Mountains stretch into obscure and impoverished republics such as North Ossetia and Chechnya. On the coast, old Soviet-era sanatoria stand shoulder to shoulder with the most expensive hotels and clubs of the Russian Riviera. By 2014 the area around Sochi will have been changed beyond recognition.&#8221; Hornstra&#8217;s photographic approach combines the best of documentary storytelling with contemporary portraiture, found photographs, and other visual elements collected over the course of their travels. Since the beginning of their collaboration, The Sochi Project has been released via installments in book form and online, each focusing on a particular facet of the story, the geography, the people, and their history. The highlights and key elements of this extensive effort are brought together for the first time in this volume, designed by Kummer & Herrman, who have been integral to the collaboration from the outset. The Sochi Project: An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus offers alternative perspectives and in-depth reporting on this remarkable region, the site of the most expensive Olympic Games, and one that sits at the combustible crossroads of war, tourism, and history.