"Celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph." --Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn"Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star." --Jeff VanderMeer, New York Times bestselling author of AnnihilationA feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.2 STARRED REVIEWS!"This thrilling saga...is sure to be one of the season's most talked-about books, in any genre."--EW"The perfect kind of story for our current era." --Hypable★, "Power's evocative, haunting, and occasionally gruesome debut will challenge readers to ignore its bewitching presence."-Booklist, Starred Review★, "This gritty, lush debut chronicling psychological and environmental tipping points...weaves a chilling narrative that disrupts readers' expectations through an expertly crafted, slow-burn reveal of the deadly consequences of climate change....Part survival thriller, part post-apocalyptic romance, and part ecocritical feminist manifesto, a staggering gut punch of a book."-Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review"An ode to empowering women and a testament to the strength of female bonds....Far more than just an unsettling horror story, this powerful debut novel about a strange disease at an all-girls boarding school explores female empowerment, friendship and survival with tenacity and brilliance."-Shelf Awareness"This thrilling saga...is sure to be one of the season's most talked-about books, in any genre."-EW"The perfect kind of story for our current era." -Hypable"Wilder Girls is so sharp and packs so much emotion in such wise ways. I'm convinced we're about to witness the emergence of a major new literary star." -Jeff VanderMeer, author of the New York Times bestseller Annihilation"Wilder Girls is the bold, imaginative, emotionally wrenching horror novel of my dreams-one that celebrates the resilience of girls and the earthshaking power of their friendships. An eerie, unforgettable triumph."-Claire Legrand, New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn"A nightmarish survival story that's as much literary fiction as it is young adult...I couldn't look away."-Casey McQuiston, New York Times bestselling author of Red, White, and Royal Blue"The eeriness of Raxter Island permeates every scene, and Rory Power's characters are fierce and honest, blazing from the pages. This is a groundbreaking speculative story-brutal and beautiful, raw and unflinching. I adored this book."-Emily Suvada, author of This Mortal Coil"A feminist, LGBT, sci-fi-horror story with all the tantalizing elements of gore, mystery, war, and love you can ask for. Real, flawed, brave girls against a world gone mad. A shudderingly good read!" -Dawn Kurtagich, author of Teeth in the Mist
Set in the exotic surroundings of Russia before the First World War, Flame of Love tells the tragic story of the doomed love between a young Chinese dancing girl and the adjutant to a Russian Grand Duke. One of five British films featuring Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong, Flame of Love (also known as Hai-Tang) was the star's first 'talkie', made during her stay in London in the early 1930s, when Hollywood's proscription of love scenes between Asian and Caucasian actors deprived Wong of leading roles. Also featuring Blackmail star John Longden and German actor Georg Schnell, Flame of Love is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Special Features: Image Gallery
Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Thora Hird and Jack Watling star in Herbert Wilcox's masterly drama of love across the social divide. A phenomenal box-office success whose themes resonated among cinema audiences amid the upheavals of post-war Britain, The Courtneys of Curzon Street chronicles the changing fortunes of three generations of the aristocratic Courtney family - from the close of the nineteenth century, when Edward Courtney's marriage to his mother's Irish maid scandalises Victorian society, to the final days of the Second World War. Originally released in 1947, this classic period drama is presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. SPECIAL FEATURES:  Image Gallery  Promotional Material PDF
Co-written by a young Federico Fellini and directed by Alberto Lattuada, this award-winning film from the earlier years of Italian Neo-realist cinema stars John Kitzmiller as a black G.I. who vows to escape both the chaos of post-War Italy and an enforced return to a racially segregated U.S. after falling in love with an impoverished local girl. While its groundbreaking theme of inter-racial love made Without Pity one of the most significant and daring films of the immediate post-War period, it was banned in the United States and, as such, has never received wider recognition for its frank, sensitive handling of a subject that for many years was still controversial. A film that helped launch Fellini's career yet little seen throughout the decades since its initial release, Without Pity (Senza Pieta) is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the best remaining film elements.
This powerful drama recounts a love story amid the malice, professional jealousy and deprivation of a small industrial town. Marking another major box-office success for husband and wife Michael Denison and Dulcie Gray – one of post-war Britain's best-loved screen couples – My Brother Jonathan is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Jonathan Dakers' early ambition was to become a great surgeon and to marry Edie Martyn. But, on the death of his father, he is obliged to start work as a partner in a poor general practice in the Black Country. Edie falls in love with Jonathan's brother, Harold, who is killed in the Great War, and Jonathan marries her as planned. It is only afterwards that he realises he now loves another... Special Features: Image Gallery Promotional Material PDFs
Beloved by the British public for her string of hit pre-war films, Gracie Fields' Lancastrian earthiness, impish humour and memorable songs have endeared her to many generations of fans. Love, Life & Laughter sees Gracie starring opposite '30s leading man John Loder in this decidedly working class spin on a Ruritanian romance. It is presented here as a brand-new High Definition remaster from original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Publican's daughter Nellie catches a handsome stranger's eye whilst impersonating Nell Gwyn at a charity pageant. This is no ordinary admirer, however, but the Crown Prince of Granau - who is so enamoured with Nellie's charms that he's compelled to break off his engagement and desert his fiancée. Special Feature: Image gallery
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.FOR THE LOVE OF MIKE (1932)A useless secretary and his private detective friend try to help an heiress from being swindled by her guardian.FACING THE MUSIC (1933)A joyful medley of farce, romance, song and slapstick starring Stanley Lupino as an impressionable youth whose pursuit of an opera singer’s niece lands him in trouble!MY SONG GOES ROUND THE WORLD (1934)Set in Venice, the touching and sometimes comic story of a diminutive tenor who falls in love whilst striving for success.HEART'S DESIRE (1935)Richard Tauber, the great Austrian tenor, features in the story of a singing peasant from a Vienna beer-garden who conquers London, but at a cost...
Adapting Ivor Novello's long-running musical play for the big screen, this enchanting Ruritanian romance marked the second pairing of Errol Flynn and British film heroine Anna Neagle under the direction of Herbert Wilcox. Blending sumptuous pageantry and richly varied music and choreography, King's Rhapsody echoed the abdication crises that enthralled pre-War Europe, with Flynn starring as the prince who falls for a commoner (Neagle), and his wife Patrice Wymore as the princess whom he is finally persuaded to marry. The film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. For some years, Richard, carefree heir to the throne of Laurentia, has been contentedly living in exile with his love, Marta Karillos. On the death of his father, however, the Queen Mother persuades him to return to Laurentia to claim the throne, and accept marriage to Princess Cristiane of Norseland - the 'Snow Princess'... Special Features: Image Gallery Original Promotional PDF
A captivating romantic drama unfolds against a backdrop of Cold War paranoia in this acclaimed feature by multi-award-winning director Blake Edwards. Featuring an outstanding score by multiple Oscar winner John Barry and presented here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements, The Tamarind Seed stars Julie Andrews as a Home Office minister's assistant, and Omar Sharif as the Paris-based Soviet attache with whom she falls in love; among an outstanding support cast are Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Syms, whose performance earned her a BAFTA Award in 1974. Holidaying in Barbados in the hope of overcoming the unhappiness of a broken love affair, Englishwoman Judith Farrow meets debonair Russian Feodor Sverdlov. As they explore the island paradise together and their mutual feelings grow, so too do the suspicions of the intelligence agencies in both London and Moscow. In a world where no-one is to be trusted and appearances can be fatally deceptive, every move they make is being watched... Bonus Features: Soundtrack suite, featuring score and musical arrangements by John Barry Song suite, featuring music by John Barry Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Archive interviews with Omar Sharif and Blake Edwards Film and Soundtrack Notes by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker