Georg Wilhelm Pabst (Pandora’s Box, Diary of a Lost Girl) made a flawless transition from silent to sound filmmaking with, Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft, a pair of strongly anti-war titles (Pabst himself was a prisoner of war for the duration of WWI) that combined elements of Expressionism and New Objectivity to stunning effect. In Westfront 1918, four infantrymen on the Western Front suffer the everyday hardships and insanity of trench warfare, and in Kameradschaft, a team of German miners risk their lives to rescue a team of French miners left trapped after an underground explosion. Sharing many thematic elements, as well as key cast and crew (most notably cinematographer Fritz Arno Wagner, M, Nosferatu, Der müde Tod), Westfront 1918 and Kameradschaft represents a master director at the height of his powers, and The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present both these titles for the first time ever on Blu-ray in a special Dual Format edition. DUAL FORMAT EDITION FEATURES: Limited Edition O-card [First 2000 copies] Both films presented on Blu-ray in stunning 1080p Uncompressed PCM soundtrack for both titles (on the Blu-ray) Optional English subtitles Westfront 1918, an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak Kameradschaft, an introduction by film scholar and author Jan-Christopher Horak PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by Philip Kemp, alongside rare archival imagery
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
The second edition of the strategy game based on the great series of books by Georg R. R. Martin & nbsp; The updated second edition introduces a number of improvements to add variety to the time spent on this board game. Contains elements from previous expansions, including ports, garrisons, savage and siege cards, while introducing many new innovations. Comfortable player screens will hide your actions from the eyes of prying players, and new battle cards will extend the experience of warfare. This, together with the current art and rules, has made time never more conducive to sitting on the iron throne. King Robert Baratheon is dead and seven principalities fall into chaos. The six great families of Westeros begin a bloody war for the deserted Iron Throne: - House of the Lannisters - Stannis Baratheon - Greyjoy House - House of the Starks - Tyrell House - House Martell When armies gather and rage is in the air, the destruction of principalities is inevitable. Based on the best-selling series "A Song of Ice and Fire" by George R.R. Martina, Game of Thrones - The board game allows players to take control of one of the ancient Houses of Westeros and claim the right to the Iron Throne. Immerse yourself in a game full of clever intrigue, prudent force deployment and diplomacy. Taste a Song of Ice and Fire. What is it about? Five players - five families. Each of them wants to sit on the Iron Throne and rule the lands of Westeros. The king who controls the most regions containing cities or fortresses after 10 turns will be the king. Each turn consists of 3 phases - the events phase, orders and actions. The most important phase is certainly the orders phase - here you secretly give orders to your units from other players (by placing order tokens next to them, with their backs up) - then you also make alliances, decide whether to trust your allies or whether it will be more profitable attack them. The event phase also provides a lot of excitement - it can bring Mobilization (i.e. recruiting troops), Attack of the Savages on the lands of Westeros or the Clash of Kings - one of the more exciting elements of the game, among others. During the Clash of Kings, the position is auctioned in 3 areas of influence: - The Iron Throne (determines the order of the players during the game) - Sloth - decides about winning draws in battles. - Royal Court - represents the espionage network of a given House, and as a result - the strength of orders that can be issued. The closer to turn 10, the more alliances falls apart, the more often the knives are stuck in the back. Well ... when the stake is at this rate, expect your opponents to be pity or scruple. Prizes collected by the game: - Winner of the Best Board Game of the Year "Best Boardgame of the Year Origins 2004" - Winner of the "Gamers's Choice Award Origins 2004"
Prime 1 Studio is proud to present the latest addition to the Premium Masterline Series. 1/4 Scale PMLOTR-03 Aragorn from the epic fantasy adventure film series: The Lord of The Rings This attention-grabbing statue features one of the main protagonists, Aragorn: the heir of Isildur, leading the Army of the Dead into battle during the War of the Ring. Directly inspired by the awesome scene from Return of The King, Aragorn is charging forward, proudly wielding Andúril high and ready to slay some Orcs! Charging along with him are the Oathbreakers, those who were cursed by Isildur after they abandoned their oath to aid him during the War of the Last Alliance. Only answering to an Heir of Isuldur, it was not until now, that Aragorn has called upon them to fulfill their oath and break this curse! Aragorn and the King of the Dead lead the assault! From top to bottom we have put the upmost attention to detail in this masterpiece. The glorious Evenstar jewel hangs around the neck of the most film accurate Viggo Mortensen likeness on the market. Aragorn's sword: Andúril has been perfectly crafted and even features the ancient inscription. We have added a translucent resin effect on the Army of The Dead to create the ghostly feel of the army. We have brought all these elements together to bring one of the most breathtaking scenes in the entire The Lord of The Rings Trilogy to your collection! More than a must-have for fans and collectors everywhere! Details: - Statue Size approx. 76 x 37 x 50 cm - One (1) Army of The Dead designed themed base Limited Edition.
This attention-grabbing statue features one of the main protagonists, Aragorn: the heir of Isildur, leading the Army of the Dead into battle during the War of the Ring. Directly inspired by the awesome scene from Return of The King, Aragorn is charging forward, proudly wielding Andúril high and ready to slay some Orcs! Charging along with him are the Oathbreakers, those who were cursed by Isildur after they abandoned their oath to aid him during the War of the Last Alliance. Only answering to an Heir of Isuldur, it was not until now, that Aragorn has called upon them to fulfill their oath and break this curse! Aragorn and the King of the Dead lead the assault! From top to bottom we have put the upmost attention to detail in this masterpiece. The glorious Evenstar jewel hangs around the neck of the most film accurate Viggo Mortensen likeness on the market. This Deluxe version will feature two (2) extra portraits to display a variety of expressions. Aragorn's sword: Andúril has been perfectly crafted and even features the ancient inscription. We have added a translucent resin effect on the Army of The Dead to create the ghostly feel of the army. We have brought all these elements together to bring one of the most breathtaking scenes in the entire The Lord of The Rings Trilogy to your collection! More than a must-have for fans and collectors everywhere! Details: - Statue Size approx. 76 x 37 x 50 cm - One (1) Army of The Dead designed themed base - Three (3) Swappable portraits (Shouting, Focused, Normal) Limited Edition.
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