Four veterans of the French Resistance, reunited nearly thirty years after the war, join forces to meet adventure, danger and excitement in this hit series based on Paul Gallico's best-selling novel. Starring Brian Keith, John Mills, Lilli Palmer and Barry Morse, The Zoo Gang has been newly remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition it has certainly never looked better! Special Features: 60 second trailers for each episode Commercial Break Bumpers Damaged section (from The Counterfeit Trap) Monochrome Mute Takes (from The Twisted Cross) Monochrome and Colour Mute Title Sequence Offcuts Extensive Image Galleries
One of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's best-loved series, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons brought a new level of realism and sophistication to Century 21's endlessly popular Supermarionation productions. To mark its fiftieth anniversary, the series has been remastered in HD from the original 35mm film elements for this Blu-ray edition it has never looked better! The year is 2068; after a misunderstanding leading to an attack on their Martian city, the Mysterons declare war on the inhabitants of Earth. Ranged against this devastatingly powerful enemy is Spectrum, a worldwide security organisation its leading operative: Captain Scarlet. Having been captured and replicated by the Mysterons, but breaking free of their control, he now possesses extraordinary powers that make him Spectrum's most powerful agent in the fight to save humanity!
Before Ernst Lubitsch created his eminently sophisticated Hollywood sex comedies, he was at work in Germany perfecting his earliest entries into the genre, alongside sweeping ironic dramas based on historical events and often set in exotic locales. One of his earliest successes merged elements of both modes: Madame DuBarry. A recounting-à-la-Lubitsch of the torrid affair between the title character (Pola Negri) and France's King Louis XV (Emil Jannings, who would go on to portray Henry VIII in Lubitsch's Anna Boleyn of the following year – a film that neatly bookends Madame DuBarry), the picture spans scandalous intrigue at the court and the ring of the guillotine among the riotous mobs of the Revolution. Also included in this edition is Lubitsch's earliest surviving film, the 1916 Als ich tot war [When I Was Dead], which stars the director himself in a lead role that involves his faked suicide and (prefiguring the later Die Puppe.) an infiltration of the domestic space whilst in disguise (not as an automaton, but as a servant). The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present Madame DuBarry and Als ich tot war in a special Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) edition for the first time. With Madame DuBarry, Lubitsch proved himself as a director of all-around ability, fluent in several genres, including the historical epic. These vast films had everything – sex, intrigue, war, violence – and all of it couched in the edifying language of History, so that no one could accuse the filmmakers of merely pandering to their audience's base desires. – Kevin Hagopian Special Features: New high-definition 1080p presentation of the main feature on the Blu-ray, and progressive encode on the DVD Original/French/German intertitles with newly translated optional English subtitles Lubitsch's earliest surviving film, Als ich tot war  36-PAGE BOOKLET Contains Blu-Ray and DVD Versions
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
DAWN OF A NEW BREED OF HEROES From cult director Nico Mastorakis, the man behind such eclectic offerings as the controversial Island of Death and the Oliver Reed-starring actioner Hired to Kill, comes The Zero Boys – the genre-bending ’80s classic with gruesome sequences that anticipate the torture porn horrors of Hostel and Saw. For a group of young friends, a weekend of survival games in the wilderness turns into a genuine battle of life and death when one of their number turns up dead. Finding themselves hunted by a bloodthirsty band of maniacs intent on slaughtering them one-by-one, the self-styled “Zero Boys” must now play their war games for real. Starring Kelli Maroney (Night of the Comet, Chopping Mall) and featuring an early score from the legendary Hans Zimmer (Inception, The Dark Knight Trilogy), The Zero Boys mixes action, survival and all-out slasher movie elements in a thrilling horror yarn that falls somewhere between Friday the 13th and Deliverance. DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION CONTENTS: Brand new 2K restoration of the film, approved by writer-director Nico Mastorakis High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard Definition DVD presentations Original Stereo audio (uncompressed PCM on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio Commentary with star Kelli Maroney, moderated by Shock Till You Drop’s Chris Alexander Nico Mastorakis on… Nico Mastorakis – brand new interview with Mastorakis on the making of The Zero Boys Brand new interview with star Kelli Maroney Brand new interview with star Nicole Rio Original Theatrical Trailer Stills Gallery Reversible sleeve featuring original and newly commissioned artwork by Graham Humphreys Fully-illustrated collector’s booklet featuring new writing by critic James Oliver
Imperator: Rome is a grand strategy wargame developed by Paradox Development Studio and published by Paradox Interactive. The game is a sequel to Europa Universalis: Rome, another strategy game by Paradox, released in 2008. In Imperator: Rome players take charge in leading the titular Roman Empire from its inception to full prime.The game emphasizes strategic gameplay using various types of units. Player will also have to maintain relationships with neighboring nations, forming alliances with friends and declaring wars on enemies, as well as keep citizens of the empire in check by quenching rebellions. The Deluxe Edition of Imperator: Rome gives player more units to use in battle, new scenario events, and in-game art book and music.Forge The Greatest Empire The World Has Ever Known!As the old saying goes: “Rome was not built in a day”. The player will have to employ various tactics to create a thriving empire. Some will include signing treaties, others will have layer waging wars with neighboring lands. The map of Imperator: Rome includes a solid portion of the historical Empire, spanning from the Mediterranean Sea to southern parts of Scandinavia. The game’s map also includes parts of African and Asian continent, such as Ethiopia and India.The battle mechanics of Imperator: Rome is based on using different types of units. These include different types of infantry and cavalry, as well as war elephants and chariots. Aside from war, the player will also engage in diplomacy, making allies, accessing foreign trade markets, or supporting rebellions to disestablish governments.In Imperator: Rome, the player will have to manage their Empire. This can be done by developing four powers – military, civic, oratory and religious. Each of these can be used to perform certain actions, like declaring wars, enacting laws, etc. The Senate plays an important role in managing the country, with the approval of certain actions depending on its composition – military factions will support wars, while others might be against them. Forcing the player’s way against the will of the Senate will increase the tyranny level.Story (Change the History of Ancient Rome!)You are the Imperator of Rome. On Your shoulders rests the fate of the budding nation. Lead the country from the earliest settlements to full flourish and decide the fate of the ancient world. Rule with benevolence, gaining citizen’s approval, or crush them under your feet as a tyrannical dictator. Ally yourself with neighboring nations or burn them to the ground spreading the might of Rome across the continent and beyond. The choice is Yours…You are the Imperator!ReceptionImperator: Rome was announced during the PDXCON 2018. The first opinions of the game were very positive. Critics praised the game for including many of the elements that put previous Paradox’s other games – Europa Universalis series among others – on the map of best strategy games. Innovations introduced in Imperator: Rome were also met with a favorable reception, as well as the scale of the continents spanning game map.Prices at G2A.COMIt should go without saying that Imperator: Rome is THE grand strategy game. Paradox Interactive’s touch with this type of games is apparent in this one as well. Age spanning story on a map stretching across entire Europe and beyond is something no gamer should miss.You too can have Imperator: Rome in your collection by purchasing Steam digital download key from G2A.COM marketplace. Trusted sellers provide the best prices for the product you can enjoy immediately after buying it. All that separates you from ruling the Roman Empire is the time of downloading the game. After that, the control over the ancient world will be within your reach.Deluxe EditionDeluxe Edition of Imperator: Rome offers more ancient world action. Deluxe Edition comes with the base game and a multitude of new content for the player to enjoy. The additional content of Imperator: Rome Deluxe Edition includes the Epirus Flavor pack, which introduces new army and naval models, monuments and 6 event chains related to this mountainous region of ancient Greece. Speaking of which, Hellenistic World Flavor pack provides the player with ships and army models, as well as events taking place in the land of Hercules. Moreover, Deluxe Edition comes with an artbook and the game’s soundtrack.
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
Medieval II: Total War is a combination of a turn-based strategy video game with real-time battles. It was developed by Creative Assembly and published in November 2006 by Sega. The game lets you play one of the medieval kingdoms you need to grow and develop by defeating rival kingdoms, capturing their provinces, and making important diplomatic decisions.Medieval II: Total War Collection ContentsThe Collection is a definitive edition of the game and it includes both the base Medieval II: Total War game and the Kingdoms expansion pack that brings more units to the base game, as well as new playable factions, new agents, buildings, new territories on the campaign map, and even a 1v1 hot-seat multiplayer campaign mode.StoryMedieval 2 Total War is set in the medieval period between 1080 and 1530, but it doesn’t feature a story on its own. Instead, you are free to reshape the history as you see fit by leading one of the medieval kingdoms during the exciting times of swords and castles when the conflict between Christianity and Islam is fiercer than ever.GameplayMedieval II: Total War is played on the huge map of Europeand partially in the Middle East, Africa, and even the New World. The map is divided into provinces that can be conquered. Each province can have either a city or a castle built in it. Cities are the primary source of income, while castles are used mainly for military purposes, such as recruiting an experienced army and providing a solid defense against enemy troops.While on this map, players take turns to build new structures, recruit an army and agents and order them to move or declare attacks. Declared battles are then resolved in real-time, where you are able to command your units and order them to march forward, flank the enemy army, or hide in the forest, for example. Attacking the castle can turn into a siege battle, where siege equipment should be used to breach the walls.Religion plays a huge role in the game with Christians fighting against Muslims over the holy land of Jerusalem. The Pope can call crusades against hostile provinces, while Muslim imams can declare jihads. Failing to answer the Pope’s call may result in excommunication.Game ModesThe main Medieval II: Total War mode is the single-player campaign, where players choose their starting kingdom and try to conquer as many provinces as possible during the five hundred years period. Depending on the type of campaign, short or long, players need to capture at least 15 or 45 territories to win. Additionally, in the long campaign, it’s also required to capture one or two significant cities – Jerusalem, Granada, Rome, or Constantinople.Besides the campaign, there are also single battles that put emphasis on real-time engagements between two or more participants. These can be played in a few different ways – custom battles are set entirely by the player, multiplayer battles allow to battle another player, and historical battles are challenges based on real historical encounters, where you often have to deal with a more powerful opponent and must outsmart him in order to win.ReceptionMedieval II: Total War received positive reviews. Reviewers and players alike praised the perfect combination of turn-based and real-time elements. They also noted the upgraded graphics and considered the title the most accessible game of the entire franchise, making it a great choice for newcomers to the Total War series. Additionally, critics appreciated the well-balanced nations, the intelligent layout of the interface, and the depth of the diplomacy.
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