”I will slay you for my master. Blood beyond measure will I spill upon the battlefields of the world.” - Marius Hollseher, Liber Malefic From the frigid climes of Norsca to the arid wastes of the southern Badlands, The Old World echoes to the joust and jostle of ceaseless war. As each race struggles to establish its dominion – or merely to survive in this age of strife – there is but one certain outcome: blood will flow! Blood for The Blood God brings a number of gory new mature-rated effects to Total War: WARHAMMER. Blood spurts Gory spatter on unit models Limb and head dismemberment (humanoids and non-legendary characters) Zombies, skeletons and Grave Guard may continue to fight after dismemberment! Explosive Gibbing from deadly mid-torso strikes Blood-drenched UI elements New random, global campaign events that generate greater carnage in battleOnce downloaded, Blood effects can be enabled in the Advanced Graphics Settings of Total War: WARHAMMER.
A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from the best available elements, in their correct aspect ratio, this multi-volume collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean's and Michael Balcon's tenure as studio head, making them available once more to the general public. LET S BE FAMOUS (1939) Village shopkeeper Jimmy fancies himself as a great singer; when he catches the attention of a passing BBC official, his dream seems to be within reach... Black and White / 79 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE DIVIDED HEART (1954) A multiple BAFTA-award winner based on the true story of a German couple who adopt a boy thought to be a war orphan, and the mother who desperately wants him back. Black and White / 86 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English HIS EXCELLENCY (1952) Yorkshire ex-docker George Harrison is appointed governor of a Mediterranean island; it stuns the aristocracy, interests the artisans and disturbs the double-dealers... Black and White / 81 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English SALOON BAR (1940) On the night before the planned execution of a man convicted of murder, can bookie and amateur sleuth Joe Harris unravel the mystery of who really killed Mrs Truscott? Black and White / 73 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
A global byword for cinematic quality of a quintessentially British nature, Ealing Studios made more than 150 films over a three decade period. A cherished and significant part of British film history, only selected films from both the Ealing and Associated Talking Pictures strands have previously been made available on home video format - with some remaining unseen since their original theatrical release. The Ealing Rarities Collection redresses this imbalance - featuring new transfers from the best available elements, in their correct aspect ratio, this multi-volume collection showcases a range of scarce films from both Basil Dean's and Michael Balcon's tenure as studio head, making them available once more to the general public. IT HAPPENED IN PARIS (1935) Whilst looking for artistic inspiration in Paris, a millionaire's son falls for a beautiful girl. Romantic complications arise when he feigns poverty in order to win her love. Black and White / 66 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English AUTUMN CROCUS (1934) In his final film role, Ivor Novello plays the married owner of a Tyrolean inn; Fay Compton is the holidaying schoolteacher who falls hopelessly in love with him. Black and White / 80 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English THE DICTATOR (1935) A drama depicting the stormy marriage of King Christian VII and his English consort, Caroline Matilda, and the Queen's tragic affair with the royal physician, Struensee. Black and White / 82 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English SECRET LIVES (1937) A powerful World War I drama tracing the life of a German-born woman who is trained by the French as a spy, but pays a heavy price for her apparent freedom. Black and White / 78 mins / 1.33:1 / Mono / English
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a first-person shooter action game developed by Infinity Ward and published by Activision. The game is a reboot of the Modern Warfare series, started in 2007 with Call of Duty 4. In MW, the fan-favorite character, SAS Captain John Price makes a return to the series, with a brand-new task to stop rogue Russian general and Middle-Eastern extremists from committing acts of global terror. Modern Warfare features several new mechanics, including a system of moral choices. The game received positive reviews for the gameplay, intriguing story campaign and revamped multiplayer.Modern gameplayMW retains most of the core gameplay elements the fans have grown accustomed to in the CoD series. The game features several modes including story campaign, multiplayer, and Special Ops. The campaign follows the story of Capt. Price and his team and features several playable characters: Special Air Service member Kyle Garrick, a CIA operative known only as “Alex”, and Farah Karim, the leader of Urzikstani rebels. Throughout the gameplay, the player will make tactical decisions on how to approach the mission’s objective.The campaign includes a system of moral choices the player will have to make in dire situations. Such choices include deciding whether to sacrifice civilian life to achieve the objective or to gun down a potentially dangerous NPC. The player’s choices are scored at the end of the mission – the less civilian casualties the higher the score.Multiplayer has been reworked to include the tactical aspect of the new MW. New modes include the Ground War, where a 100 of players fight against each other on a single map and Gunfight – two teams of two players must gun each other down in 40 seconds.Modern Warfare (2019) doesn’t feature the Zombie mode, instead introducing cooperative Special Ops, where the players work together to take down key members of the Al-Qatala terrorist organization.The return of Captain PriceWhen the world faces another terrorist threat, Captain Price must step into action. A cargo of toxic gas has been stolen and the CIA suspects that a terrorist organization Al-Qatala is behind the theft. CIA Station Chief Kate Laswell calls upon the help of SAS Captain John Price. Together with a team of experienced soldiers – SAS member Kyle Garrick and CIA covert operative “Alex” – they take up the mission to find the stolen gas before the terrorists have the chance to use it. However, their task will turn out to be a little more complicated…ReceptionCall of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)received positive critical reception. The reviewers praised the single-player campaign of the game, noting the return of the fan-favorite character of Captain Price and compelling story. MW’s multiplayer also received praise for its new modes and return of elements absent in a previous few installments of the series.
From the slopes of Earth’s most forbidding mountain to the fantasy realm of Azeroth, from the limitless mind of a superhuman to the threat of invasion and conquest, Universal Pictures proudly presents ‘The Action Collection’. This is the ultimate big-screen action-adventure package featuring five of the most explosive movies ever assembled in Ultra High Definition 4K. Indulge your senses in heart-racing real-life courage, vast inter-dimensional conflict and epic fantasy featuring some of cinema’s biggest names and the most spell-binding movie effects and action sequences ever captured on screen. The Huntsman: Winter’s War The Huntsman, four dwarves, and his long-thought-dead wife go on a quest to keep two evil queen sisters from finding the Mirror and gaining the power to rule the world. Warcraft From Legendary Pictures and Universal Pictures comes Warcraft, an epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based on Blizzard Entertainment’s global phenomenon. The peaceful realm of Azeroth stands on the brink of war as its civilization faces a fearsome race of invaders: orc warriors fleeing their dying home to colonize another. As a portal opens to connect the two worlds, one army faces destruction and the other faces extinction. From opposing sides, two heroes are set on a collision course that will decide the fate of their family, their people, and their home. Lucy Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman star in this sci-fi action thriller written and directed by Luc Besson. Johansson stars as the titular heroine who finds herself caught up in the dodgy dealings of the Taiwanese mob while living in Taipei. Forced into becoming a smuggler, she is drugged before a package is inserted into her stomach for safe transit. Lucy is then severely beaten for protesting her situation which results in the package bursting inside her and leaking into her bloodstream. As the drug takes over her body, Lucy becomes capable of using a higher brain capacity than humans are naturally accustomed to which makes her able to use telekinesis and absorb knowledge rapidly. Meanwhile, neurological scientist Professor Norman (Freeman) takes an interest in Lucy's evolution as she takes revenge on those responsible for her extraordinary transformation and evades those who wish to harness her powers for their own ends. Everest Inspired by the incredible events surrounding an attempt to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Everest documents the awe-inspiring journey of two different expeditions challenged beyond their limits by one of the fiercest snowstorms ever encountered by mankind. Their mettle tested by the harshest elements found on the planet, the climbers will face nearly impossible obstacles as a lifelong obsession becomes a breathtaking struggle for survival. Battleship Peter Berg (Hancock) produces and directs Battleship, an epic-scaled action-adventure that unfolds across the seas, in the skies and over land as our planet fights for survival against a superior force. Inspired by Hasbro's classic naval combat game, Battleship stars Taylor Kitsch as Lt. Alex Hopper, a Naval officer assigned to the USS John Paul Jones; Brooklyn Decker as Sam Shane, a physical therapist and Hopper's fiancée; Alexander Skarsgård as Hopper's older brother, Stone, Commanding Officer of the USS Sampson; Rihanna as Petty Officer Raikes, Hopper's crewmate and a weapons specialist on the USS John Paul Jones; and international superstar Liam Neeson as Hopper and Stone's superior (and Sam's father), Admiral Shane.
In early 1815, Secretary of State James Monroe reviewed the treaty with Britain that would end the War of 1812. The United States Navy was blockaded in port; much of the army had not been paid for nearly a year; the capital had been burned. The treaty offered an unexpected escape from disaster. Yet it incensed Monroe, for the name of Great Britain and its negotiators consistently appeared before those of the United States. "The United States have acquired a certain rank amongst nations, which is due to their population and political importance," he brazenly scolded the British diplomat who conveyed the treaty, "and they do not stand in the same situation as at former periods." Monroe had a point, writes Troy Bickham. In The Weight of Vengeance, Bickham provides a provocative new account of America's forgotten war, underscoring its significance for both sides by placing it in global context. The Napoleonic Wars profoundly disrupted the global order, from India to Haiti to New Orleans. Spain's power slipped, allowing the United States to target the Floridas; the Haitian slave revolt contributed to the Louisiana Purchase; fears that Britain would ally with Tecumseh and disrupt the American northwest led to a pre-emptive strike on his people in 1811. This shifting balance of power provided the United States with the opportunity to challenge Britain's dominance of the Atlantic world. And it was an important conflict for Britain as well. Powerful elements in the British Empire so feared the rise of its former colonies that the British government sought to use the War of 1812 to curtail America's increasing maritime power and its aggressive territorial expansion. And by late 1814, Britain had more men under arms in North America than it had in the Peninsular War against Napoleon, with the war with America costing about as much as its huge subsidies to European allies. Troy Bickham has given us an authoritative, lucidly written global account th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Brian Morris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011609/bk_adbl_011609_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the New York Times best-selling author of The Legion of the Damned® Novels and The Mutant Files comes the first novel in a postapocalyptic military science fiction series about America rising from the ashes of a global catastrophe. On May Day 2018, 60 meteors entered Earth's atmosphere and exploded around the globe with a force greater than a nuclear blast. Earthquakes and tsunamis followed. Then China attacked Europe, Asia, and the United States in the belief the disaster was an act of war. Washington, DC was a casualty of the meteor onslaught that decimated the nation's leadership and left the surviving elements of the armed forces to try to restore order as American society fell apart. As refugees across America band together and engage in open warfare with the military over scarce resources, a select group of individuals representing the surviving corporate structure makes a power play to rebuild the country in a free-market image as The New Confederacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Noah Michael Levine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/027193/bk_adbl_027193_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
People have searched for the fountain of youth everywhere from Bimini to St. Augustine. But for a steadfast group of scientists, the secret to a long life lies elsewhere: In the lowly lab worm. By suppressing the function of just a few key genes, these scientists were able to lengthen worms’ lifespans up to tenfold, while also controlling the onset of many of the physical problems that beset old age. As the global population ages, the potential impact of this discovery on society is vast - as is the potential for profit. With The Longevity Seekers, science writer Ted Anton takes listeners inside this tale that began with worms and branched out to snare innovative minds from California to Crete, investments from big biotech, and endorsements from TV personalities like Oprah and Dr. Oz. Some of the research was remarkable, such as the discovery of an enzyme in humans that stops cells from aging. And some, like an oft-cited study touting the compound resveratrol, found in red wine - proved highly controversial, igniting a science war over truth, credit, and potential profit. As the pace of discovery accelerated, so too did powerful personal rivalries and public fascination, driven by the hope that a longer, healthier life was right around the corner. Anton has spent years interviewing and working with the scientists at the frontier of longevity science, and this audiobook offers a behind-the-scenes look at the state-of-the-art research and the impact it might have on global public health, society, and even our friends and family. With spectacular science and an unforgettable cast of characters, The Longevity Seekers has all the elements of a great story and sheds light on discoveries that could fundamentally reshape human life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gabriel Vaughan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015337/bk_adbl_015337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Psychological first aid, or PFA, is designed to mitigate the effects of acute stress and trauma and assist those in crisis to cope effectively with adversity. PFA is designed to be applied in emergencies, including disasters and terrorist attacks. In this essential guide, George S. Everly, Jr., developer of the Johns Hopkins RAPID PFA method, and Jeffrey M. Lating, his collaborator in its implementation, describe the principles and practices underpinning this psychological model in an easy-to-follow, prescriptive, and practical manner. They explain the history of PFA and persuasively demonstrate its powerful versatility. Mental health practitioners can apply PFA in all settings. It can also be used as a public-health tool to address mental health needs following critical incidents and as a means for building community resilience. Aimed at mental health practitioners, all first responders, and global health disaster teams such as Médecins Sans Frontières and the World Health Organization, The Johns Hopkins Guide to Psychological First Aid is the first book to thoroughly explain RAPID PFA. RAPID, a unique theoretically grounded and evidence-based PFA method, follows a set of easily understood principles. In each chapter, Everly and Lating provide a step-by-step approach and include a key point summary to emphasize essential elements. A unifying case exemplifies each phase of the RAPID PFA model in an ongoing dialogue that presents ideal PFA responses, examples of common mistakes, and various outcomes. In addition to their counseling experience in Kuwait after the Gulf War and in New York City after the September 11 attacks, the authors have traveled nationally and internationally to teach the RAPID PFA method in numerous public health, fire, police, military, and faith-based settings. Beneficial to those with little or no previous mental health training, this book is an essential tool for people who want to learn, to practice, or to retain their ability to use psychological first aid effectively.