Released a year prior to the outbreak of World War II, this espionage thriller taps into the fears and concerns of the time and features imposing screen and stage star Geoffrey Toone as a Naval commander who alone is entrusted with secret information that might foil an enemy invasion. Also starring Clifford Evans, Judy Kelly and comedian Albert Burdon, The Luck of the Navy is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. International relations are strained; there is a strong possibility of war and, should diplomacy fail, Britain must be prepared to strike the first, and hopefully decisive, blow. The British Navy is the instrument, and Commander Clive Stanton the man chosen for a special and secret mission. He receives sealed orders as he is about to go ashore to dine with Mrs Maybridge, a local socialite and wife of a retired admiral – unaware that the house has been infiltrated by fifth columnists...
1930s screen siren Greta Nissen stars as an Italian noblewoman living a dangerous double life as a spy in Arthur Woods' thrilling remake of the celebrated German thriller Spione am Werk. Co-starring noted German actor Karl Ludwig Diehl and American matinée idol Don Alvarado, this rarely-seen drama is presented here as a brand-new High Definition transfer from the original film elements in its original theatrical aspect ratio. Vienna, 1912. When an Austrian staff officer is implicated by association with a known Italian spy he goes on the run. Three years later - as the Great War gets into full swing - he returns and begs the Austrian Secret Service to allow him to clear his name from suspicion. Special Features: Image gallery PDF material
James Robertson Justice, Leslie Phillips, Stanley Baxter, Eric Sykes, John Le Mesurier and Richard Wattis feature in this raucous early-sixties PoW escapade directed by Ken Annakin and co-written by Jack Davies – both Oscar-nominated for Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. Based on real-life events during World War II, Very Important Person (re-titled A Coming Out Party for its US release) is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements, in its original aspect ratio. As the subject of a This Is Your Life-style television show, eminent aviation scientist Sir Ernest Pease revisits his wartime experience on a secret reconnaissance mission which ended abruptly when the bomber he was testing was downed over Germany. Captured and held in a prisoner of war camp, Pease found himself among a motley, relentlessly optimistic group of RAF officers – who were tireless in helping their brilliant but ill-tempered fellow prisoner carry out his audacious escape plan! SPECIAL FEATURES: Original theatrical trailer Image gallery
Starring alongside Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson, Laurence Olivier portrays a test pilot engaged in secret experimental missions in this witty, cleverly plotted World War Two spy drama. Briskly directed by Hollywood veteran Tim Whelan and featuring typically innovative art direction from Vincent Korda, Q Planes is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements. The frequent disappearance of new bombing planes on their trial flights - one off the coast of America, one off the French coast, another in Russia, and a fourth in England - has left the authorities perplexed. While there is no clear evidence of foul play, the authorities call in Scotland Yard, and Major Hammond is assigned to investigate the mystery. He is one of only three men who refuse to believe that the disappearances are not the result of sabotage - much to the resentment of Mr Barratt, head of plane manufacturer Barratt and Ward... SPECIAL FEATURES:  Image gallery
Ian Carmichael - one of British cinema's most accomplished character actors and immortalised in the television role of P.G. Wodehouse's genial upper-class bumbler Bertie Wooster - heads a strong cast in this comedy Cold War thriller. Directed by the BAFTA-nominated Cy Endfield, whose credits include Zulu and Hell Drivers, Hide and Seek also stars Oscar winner Hugh Griffith, Bond villain Curd Jürgens and Golden Globe-winning British actress Janet Munro; the film is presented here in a brand-new transfer from the original elements, in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Whilst working on a top-secret missile project, research scientist David Garret runs into an old friend from behind the Iron Curtain - now a world chess champion working for mysterious businessman Hubert Marek. The hapless professor of astronomy is shortly to find himself at the centre of a kidnap plan designed to make it appear that he has in fact defected to the Soviet Union... Special Features: Image Gallery
Timeslip star Spencer Banks, John Savident (Coronation Street) and future BAFTA-winning producer and director David Munro star in a tense thriller for young viewers which brilliantly captures the paranoia of the Cold War. Created and written by Victor Pemberton, whose previous writing credits included Dr Who and Ace of Wands, Tightrope was first screened in 1972. All thirteen half-hour episodes have been transferred from the available film elements specifically for this release. Martin Clifford lives in a quiet English village and is busy studying for his 'A' levels when he suddenly finds himself at the centre of a dangerous international espionage plot. Beneath the outwardly calm surface of Redlow lies an intricate network of spies and counterspies, with the focus of attention the USAF base nearby - soon to become the communications centre for top-secret NATO exercises. Martin, commissioned by British Intelligence to help uncover enemy agents in the village, finds his life balanced precariously on a tightrope; one false move on either side, and he could fall to his death.
Peter Brady, a scientist testing his theories in optical density, becomes a victim of his own success when a laboratory accident douses him with chemicals and renders him invisible. Unable to change back, Brady decides to use his power so that it can benefit the world at large and becomes embroiled in a series of adventures, some of them on behalf of Her Majesty's Government. Bank raids, scientist abductions, scheming stepfathers, invisible rabbits, military coups and stopping World War III – it's all in a day's work for The Invisible Man! With brand new transfers taken from the original film elements, this DVD of The Invisible Man has never looked better. As well as the never-before-seen pilot episode it also includes a number of exclusive audio commentaries, image gallery and more. SPECIAL FEATURES Brand new commentaries on Shadow Bomb, Picnic With Death and Secret Experiment with Lisa Daniely, Deborah Watling, Brian Clemens and Ray Austin Brand new transfers Unscreened and abandoned pilot version Italian titles Image Gallery ATV Star Book PDFs
Become an agent of a secret spy organization and lead your forces to conspire against a group known as Beholder in Phantom Doctrine. Developed by CreativeForge Games, Phantom Doctrine challenges your strategic and tactical thinking as well as your cunningness and research skills on your path.GameplayThe gameplay is made out of a number of elements creating the experience of a true secret organization. You need to collect data in your missions, create new spy networks and carefully plan your next moves, as some actions require more time to bear fruit. The planning phase is always connected with the resource, equipment, facility and agent management, where the player is in charge of building new facilities in the base and giving orders to the crew before deploying the right ones to the missions.The second part of the gameplay is focused on the tactical missions in third-person isometric turn-based style, where the player, depending on a mission and the chosen style of approach, controls a number of agents to fulfill specific roles. The agents can be led to act as quietly as possible, create diversions, camouflage or go into action guns-blazing, though the last option may cause the direst consequences.Phantom Doctrine is focused on a single-player campaign, but players can fight each other and test their skills on a number of different maps in a multiplayer. The number of possible approaches creates a replayable experience for the fans of more tactical oriented games.Story and settingSet in the times of Cold war, you stand as the head of a secret spy organization called The Cabal. To succeed, you need to conspire against a mysterious organization called Beholder, trying to take control over the world by strategically arranging wars between the world’s most powerful people. You need to choose who you want to be working for, the CIA, KGB or Mossad.ReceptionThe combination of elements familiar to those who know the XCOM games and more stealth-oriented gameplay set around the alternative reality of the year 1983, was well-received by fans of previous games of CreativeForge Games, and new players alike.
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