It is a time of unrest in 1920s Europa. The ashes from the first great war still darken the snow. The capitalistic city-state known simply as The Factory, which fueled the war with heavily armored mechs, has closed its doors, drawing the attention of several nearby countries.Scythe (1-5 players, 115 minutes) is a board game set in an alternate-history 1920s period. It is a time of farming and war, broken hearts and rusted gears, innovation and valor.In Scythe, each player represents a fallen leader attempting to restore their honor and lead their faction to power in Eastern Europa. Players conquer territory, enlist new recruits, reap resources, gain villagers, build structures, and activate monstrous mechs.Each player begins the game with different resources (strength, victory points, movement capabilities, and popularity), their choice of several faction-specific abilities, and a hidden goal. Starting positions are specially calibrated to contribute to each factions uniqueness and the asymmetrical nature of the game.Scythe gives players almost complete control over their fate. Other than each players individual hidden objective card, the only elements of luck are encounter cards that players will draw as they interact with the citizens of newly explored lands and combat cards that give you a temporary boost in combat. Combat is also driven by choices, not luck or randomness.Scythe uses a streamlined action-selection mechanism (no rounds or phases) to keep gameplay moving at a brisk pace and reduce downtime between turns. While there is plenty of direct conflict, there is no player elimination, nor can units be killed or destroyed.Every part of Scythe has an aspect of engine-building to it. Players can upgrade actions to become more efficient, build structures that improve their position on the map, enlist new recruits to enhance character abilities, activate mechs to deter opponents from invading, and expand their borders to reap greater types and quantities of resources. These engine-building aspects create a sense of momentum and progress throughout the game. The order in which players improve their engine adds to the unique feel of each game, even when playing one faction multiple times.
From playful romantic comedies to variety extravaganzas, the pre-war British musical films offered audiences a source of much-needed escapism throughout the decade haunted by the Great Depression and the growing menace of war. Often adapting much-loved hits of the music hall as well as serving as vehicles for the era's composers, performers and band leaders, they showcased home-grown talent alongside some of Hollywood's most bankable stars. This ongoing, multi-volume collection makes available a wealth of rare gems from the very earliest days of the British talkies, many of which have remained unseen since their original release; each film is presented uncut, in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. DANCE BAND (1935) Life gets complicated for bandleader Buddy when he falls for his greatest rival – the leader of an all-girl dance band! KATHLEEN MAVOURNEEN (1937) A hugely popular, much-adapted comedy in which a Liverpool lass visits family in rural Ireland and finds she has several rivals for her affections. HOLD MY HAND (1938)Eddie Marston is wealthy and kind, but his affairs are rapidly descending into chaos. Who can help him? YES, MADAM? (1938) The hilarious tale of two cousins who must complete a period in domestic service in order to receive an inheritance.
A future history as scripted by the visionary writer H.G. Wells, Things to Come set a high benchmark for science fiction with its fantastic design, gigantic sets and spectacular special effects. Acknowledged as a landmark within the genre, Oscar-winning William Cameron Menzies' (Invaders from Mars) creation is an astounding vision of post-war desolation and utopian futurism. Starring Oscar-nominated Raymond Massey (A Matter of Life and Death) as John Cabal and his descendants and the award-winning Ralph Richardson (The Four Feathers) as The Boss, Things to Come showcases a gorgeous, instantly recognisable score by Arthur Bliss. Presented for the first time in High Definition, this version of Things to Come has been painstakingly restored from the remaining film elements and represents the most complete version known to exist. It's Christmas 1940 and the people of Everytown, unprepared and ill-equipped, find themselves at war against an enemy who have been planning such a conflict for years. The land is devastated by the horrors of aerial bombardment as the war drags on for thirty years, causing a period of despair, with feudal tyrants ruling a downtrodden populace suffering famine and pestilence. Can the human race rise above its desperate circumstances and build a scientific utopia? Includes extensive booklet (expanded from the DVD) by Nick Cooper. Blu-Ray Special Features: Audio commentary with Things to Come expert Nick Cooper Comprehensive HD image gallery including many rare stills HD merchandise image gallery US re-release trailer Script PDF DVD Special Features: Virtual Extended Edition - A viewing option allowing for the inclusion of text and images from long-missing and unfilmed scenes to present a tantalising 'what if?' On Reflection: Brian Aldiss on H.G. Wells - A 25-minute Documentary from 1971 Ralph Richardson Interview by Russell Harty in 1975 The Wandering Sickness - An Original 78rpm Recording
In the post-war years, the proliferation of transnational European co-productions gave rise to a cross-pollination of genres, with the same films sold in different markets as belonging to different movements. Among these, Riccardo Freda (I vampiri, The Horrible Dr. Hichock)’s Double Face was marketed in West Germany as an Edgar Wallace ‘krimi’, while in Italy it was sold as a giallo in the tradition of Mario Bava’s Blood and Black Lace, combining elements from both genres for a unique and unforgettable viewing experience. When wealthy businessman John Alexander (the legendary Klaus Kinski, giving an atypically restrained performance)’s unfaithful wife Helen (Margaret Lee, Circus of Fear) dies in a car crash, it initially looks like a freak accident. However, the plot thickens when evidence arises suggesting that the car was tampered with prior to the crash. And John’s entire perception of reality is thrown into doubt when he discovers a recently-shot pornographic movie which appears to feature Helen – suggesting that she is in fact alive and playing an elaborate mind game on him… Psychological, psychedelic, and at times just plain psychotic, Double Face stands as one of the most engaging and enjoyable films in Freda’s lengthy and diverse career – a densely-plotted, visually-stunning giallo that evokes much of the same ambience of paranoia and decadence as such classics of the genre as One on Top of the Other and A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin. Special Edition Contents: Brand new 2K restoration of the full-length Italian version of the film from the original 35mm camera negative High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation Uncompressed mono 1.0 LPCM audio Original English and Italian soundtracks, titles and credits Newly translated English subtitles for the Italian soundtrack Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing for the English soundtrack New audio commentary by author and critic Tim Lucas New video interview with composer Nora Orlandi The Many Faces of Nora Orlandi, a new appreciation of the varied career of the film’s composer by musician and soundtrack collector Lovely Jon The Terrifying Dr. Freda, a new video essay on Riccardo Freda’s gialli by author and critic Amy Simmons Extensive image gallery from the collection of Christian Ostermeier, including the original German pressbook and lobby cards, and the complete Italian cineromanzo adaptation Original Italian and English theatrical trailers Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys FIRST PRESSING ONLY: Illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing on the film by Neil Mitchell
Zu Zeiten des Wilden Westen befindet sich die kleine Stadt Rose Creek unter der Kontrolle von Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard). Um sich vor dem Geschäftsmann und seiner Übermacht zu wehren, begeben sie sich auf die Suche nach Hilfe. In dem gerissenen Sam Chisolm (Denzel Washington) finden sie schon bald einen wichtigen Verbündeten. Der Outlaw begibt sich auf die Suche nach weiteren Hütern der Gerechtigkeit und heuert sechs weitere Kopfgeldjäger an: Josh Farraday (Chris Pratt), Goodnight Robicheaux (Ethan Hawke), Jack Horne (Vincent D’Onofrio), Billy Rocks (Byung-Hun Lee), Vasquez (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo) und Red Harvest (Martin Sensmeier). Während sich die ungeübte Stadt auf den Showdown mit den Gangstern vorbereiten, merken die glorreichen Sieben schnell, dass der Kampf mehr wert als alles Gold der Welt ist.Bereits 1954 inszenierte der japanische Meisterregisseur Akira Kurosawa seinen Epos „Die sieben Samurai“. Nicht nur war der Film seinerzeit als die teuerste Produktion des Landes, sondern galt schon bald als Meilenstein der Filmgeschichte. Dass die Geschichte nicht nur mit Samurai-Kriegern funktioniert, bewies 1960 John Sturges in seiner Western-Adaption „Die glorreichen Sieben“, in der welcher die sieben Rächer nun als Outlaws durch den Wilden Westen ritten. Yul Brynner nahm hier die Rolle als Kopf der Revolverhelden ein. Nun inszeniert Antoine Fuqua („Training Day“, „The Equalizer“) das Remake des klassischen Westerns. Dabei besetzte er abermals Oscar-Preisträger Denzel Washington in einer Hauptrolle als den Anführer der glorreichen Sieben. Weitere Hollywood-Größen sind mit Chris Pratt („Guardians of the Galaxy“), Ethan Hawke („Boyhood“) und Peter Sarsgaard („Jarhead“), Haley Bennett („Hardcore“) mit an Bord.Originaltitle: The Magnificent Seven, 2016Blu-ray & UHD Special Features:Directing the Seven featuretteRogue Bogue featuretteThe Seven featuretteMagnificent Music featuretteExclusive to Blu-ray & UHD – Vengeance Mode with Antoine Fuqua and The Seven – “The Seven” and director Antoine Fuqua break down key scenes and discuss making this extraordinary film.Exclusive to Blu-ray & UHD – Deleted ScenesExclusive to Blu-ray & UHD – Gunslingers featuretteExclusive to Blu-ray & UHD – The Taking of Rose Creek featuretteBONUS DISC (included with Blu-ray, UHD and Day Zero Limited Edition SKUs)SEVEN TALES OF MAKING THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – BONUS DISCA unique perspective on the making of this epic film, seven tales that will take you inside the world of the movie. Woven together with graphic and narrative elements to create the feel of an anthology of stories, be immersed in every detail of how the film was crafted by Director Antoine Fuqua and his cast & crew.WHY WE WANT TO BE COWBOYSDives into why this cast loves the genre and realized a lifetime dream by strapping on six guns, climbing on a horse and living the Old West for a few months.FASTEST GUN IN THE WESTExplores the process of gun training and how master armourer and fast draw expert Thell Reed taught the Seven to shoot.THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN RIDETakes us on horseback with the gang as they ride the trails of New Mexico. We will also get a hilarious tour of the Phony Pony from Chris Pratt.BUILDING ROSE CREEK Follows Production Designer Derek Hill on the massive task of designing and building the Western town that the film is set in. Complete with drone footage of the final accomplishment.THE MAN IN BLACKCostume Designer Sharen Davis created the unique looks of Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and the rest of the Seven. Here, we get an inside look at the modern Western style of the wardrobe, from Faraday’s carefree “dirty-sexy” apparel, to Horn’s secluded mountain-man look, to Billy Rock’s unique gun belt.THE LEGEND OF THE WESTERN STUNTMAN The men who assembled to do the stunts and action for the movie were a collection of cowboy legends. We’ll watch them attack the 600+ saddle falls, the shootouts and the fights. A MAGNIFICENT HISTORYThe guys take a look back at the 1960 iteration of The Magnificent Seven (and perhaps its sequels), and discuss the original versions of their characters, plot elements that have been updated for a modern audience, and the themes of the original that resonate to this day.Bilder anklicken zum vergrößern
Engage in epic Real Time Strategy warfare across the Atlantic, Pacific and Mediterranean, this is naval warfare on a global scale. It is World War II and the age of the dreadnoughts has passed and naval warfare is being dominated by Aircraft Carriers. Submarines hunt convoys like wolves and the numerous and nimble destroyers rule the oceans. Destroy enemy battleships, torpedo enemy convoys and hunt the enemy wherever you may find them. Advance through the naval ranks from a Captain of a Destroyer to an Admiral of a vast fleet. Win medals for your exploits, and help your chosen nation achieve victory in each campaign.Plan your own strategyIn Victory At Sea your destiny is in your hands. Once in the campaign what you do next is up to you. Harass enemy shipping to starve their ports of vital supplies. Destroy the enemy patrols and weaken their defences. Defend your friendly convoys and keep your supply lines open. Le1ad an assault force with landing craft to capture enemy ports. Go on covert operations. Complete special missions.With over 80 classes of ship and hundreds of ports there are a multitude of playing options. Will you build your fleet around the terrifying firepower of the battleships, sneak around with a submarine wolf pack or look to dominate the skies with carriers? A combination of sandbox elements and the deadly combat of RTS naval warfare ensures a vast number of possibilities. Slow the action down or speed it up with the time slider, allowing you to command multiple ships quickly and effectively during huge battles. Weather conditions and time of day are also major factors in the game. Will it help or hamper you? Combat at night can be an intense experience.Other combat ModesVictory at Sea also offers the chance to experience some of World War II's most famous battles. The Historical Battle mode sets all the victory conditions for you. You just pick a side to fight on. Create your own custom battles from small skirmishes to epic conflicts, choosing from Axis or Allied fleets with ships from 6 playable nations to choose from.
Terminator: Resistance is a first-person shooter with RPG's elements. It was developed by Polish studio Teyon Games and it is set in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. As a Jacob Rivers, lead the human resistance through dangerous and devastating parts of America and fight against robotic killing machines. It is based on popular Terminator franchise, so if you have ever watched Terminator, definitely check this game out!The storyThe action takes place thirty-one years after Terminator 2: Judgement Day in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. You, as the player, take the role of Jacob Rivers – a soldier in John's Connor human resistance against Skynet's killing machines. The protagonist encounters a group of survivors, and together they have to stop the robots from taking control over America. In the grim, skull-carpeted lands of America face many challenges, complete several tasks, and fight many battles to defeat Skynet's machines and save America from the doom. The plot is non-linear, which means the decisions you make will have a significant impact on the story.GameplayPlayed from the first-person perspective, Terminator Resistance offers various quests to complete and compelling yet very challenging fights against dozens of killing machines, including well-known T-800. Be careful with the choices you make because every single one of them can shift the future of humanity. Take the role of Jacob Rivers, and together with other companions, explore the area to find different components and use them to create terrifying weapons with several options to upgrade. Gain experience to unlock new skills and abilities that allow you to fight machines with ease. Sneak behind your enemy lines and build up the advantage that can be crucial during the final War. Interact with NPCs and complete their tasks to gain additional experience and uncover several secrets. Although the best defense is a good offense, don't be afraid to hide behind structures to avoid taking too much damage since the health does not regenerate itself. The mix of main and side quests allows you to control Jacob as you want – whether you like run and gun your enemies or sneak behind them and hack the system – that's all up to you!Explore to gain the advantageAlthough Terminator: Resistance is not a typical open-world game, exploring undiscovered places is crucial because it allows you to find many treasures that later can be sold or used to create powerful weapons and tools which help when you have to stand face-to-face against frightening machines.Technical aspectsTerminator game especially delights the player with 3D graphics. The enemies were designed with attention to detail, and their armor gradually decreases during the combat. Fun is accompanied by music, which many players may associate from the famous movie series.ReceptionTerminator Resistance for PC received many positive reviews from the players, who tend to value game atmosphere, graphics, and the story, which for most of them, is way better than in any Terminator movie.
Metro Redux Bundle offers the players critically-acclaimed Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light games in a refreshed form with all of their DLC included, adding many hours of gameplay. The Redux version of both games focuses on improving many gameplay elements and adding new ones with the help of the newest version of the 4A Engine.The refreshed version of the technology allowed the developers to create an unforgettable experience by improving the graphical style, character models, animations and performance of both games, to run smoother and look better on new systems. Metro 2033 went through the most changes as the old game engine has been completely rebuilt to improve the gameplay and its elements such as the AI, shooting mechanics and stealth.The most prominent changes include the retextured world, which now not only looks better but also feels richer. New features in the Metro 2033 Redux include weapon customization, as well as stealth kills and nonlethal takedowns. The Redux Bundle with the unified style of both games, brings them closer together, creating one story.In the old version of Metro 2033, each mission was separated by a loading screen. In the Redux Bundle, some of those missions have been combined together to create a natural progression from one to another without the use of loading screens.Story and settingThe critically acclaimed first-person shooters, Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light cover the story of a post-nuclear war world where the protagonist, Artyom controlled by the player needs to save the population of the Moscow’s metro from strange dangers threatening both their underground civilization and the outside world, while surviving in the harsh reality created by the mankind itself.The story of both games is based on the bestseller “Metro” novels by Dmitry Glukhovsky. Now the remastered editions of both games for Steam can be accessed in one pack, the Metro Redux Bundle.Game ModesFor those looking for additional challenges, the developers prepared two different playstyles, which aside from regular difficulty settings, change the experience of the game to feel either more action-packed or more realistic.The “Spartan” mode allows the players to go through the game without worrying about the ammunition and resources, and complete in a less realistic approach with guns blazing.The “Survival” mode presents the player with a bigger challenge, similar to the one found in the original version of Metro 2033. Here the ammunition and resources are much less common and need to be used sparingly, which means that the player needs to focus more heavily on stealth, resource management, and efficiency during battles, which creates a more survival-horror oriented experience.Additionally, the Redux Bundle includes the Ranger difficulty mode for both games, creating a much less forgiving environment and gameplay by limiting resources and making the combat more difficult as well as disabling the UI.
She craves fame - He wants freedomWhen their worlds crumble, even survival isn't an option!Ticca's hopes of being the greatest mercenary the Daggers have seen die when she accidentally kills the assassin her powerful patron hired her to watch.Lebuin's hope for a scholar's life is destroyed when he's told journeyman wizards must actual journey.Desperate for protection from his rivals and the world, Lebuin hires Ticca to protect him while he schemes to shortcut his way to master.But Ticca gets more than a rich lazy patron and Lebuin hires more than just a sell-sword. No one is who they appear and worse, no one has a clue to what is really going on. Even the gods get more than they bargained for. Trapped in the crossfire of a vast power game, Ticca and Lebuin must survive a battle between rulers, guilds, and gods. In a land of magic and technology, they must sacrifice everything to keep the world in one piece.The Golden Threads Trilogy is the first book in a complete epic fantasy/speculative sci-fi trilogy set in a distant future. If you like heroic, humorous, and exotic characters in a world that mixes elements of paranormal and hard sci-fi, then you'll love this beautiful, original, and thought-provoking adventure.Start your adventure today with The Complete Golden Threads Trilogy, an essential piece to your fantasy and science fiction collection! Interview with the AuthorQ - So, what makes the Golden Threads Trilogy special?A - A handful of readers noticed the science fiction elements very early and speculated that my fantasy elements were stealthy science fiction. I did my job if you have to consider 'is that possible for science?' I made this complete series a solid mix of genres. Starting with fantasy and slowly adding in hidden science fiction elements. By the mid-point of the series, the readers enjoy a clear view of both sides of the battle. In this war of wizards and warriors, there are equal elements of fantasy sword & sorcery and science fiction action & adventure. This world has the expected mythical creatures like elves, dragons, orcs and ninjas but with unique twists you will enjoy. I won't spoil the story for you.I designed this complete series to keep building and compelling you to turn the page. I've made sure there's never a dull moment. Q - Are these books safe for teens and tweens?A - Absolutely, there is no explicit details or bad words. Adult subjects are there but dealt with in a tween safe way. I made this complete series a fast, fun-ride for adults and teens to live with wizards and warriors! Each of the books has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Fantasy and Science Fiction, which isn't easy. Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?A - Because the Golden Threads Trilogy is a fast, fun-ride that takes you to a wondrous world of wizards and warriors! Each of the books has hit the top ten bestsellers list on Kindle for Fantasy and Science Fiction, which isn't easy.Readers who enjoy epic fantasies with fast-paced fighting, mysteries, and twisty plots will get a thrill out of this complete series.Thanks for reading!