October 25, 2014

Centurion

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Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon. … [Read more...]

Renown Pictures release Blind Date, Paul Temple Returns and Desert Mice on dvd

Renown Pictures Ltd is delighted to announce the release of our next three titles. BAFTA NOMINATED BLIND DATE aka Chance Meeting Dutch painter Jan-Van Rooyer (Hardy Kruger) hurries to keep a rendezvous with Jacqueline Cousteau (Micheline Presle), an elegant, sophisticated Frechwoman, slightly his elder, whose relationship with him had turned from art student into one of love trysts. He arrives and is confronted by Detective Police Inspector Morgan (Stanley Baker) who accuses him of having … [Read more...]

Film London launches interactive Movie Map

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Film London has launched a new online movie map as the first of its tourism initiatives under the banner of ‘Love from London’. London residents, the city’s visitors, film buffs and anyone interested in the capital’s cultural heritage are invited to discover or revisit sites where some of the most memorable scenes in the history of cinema actually took place. Londoners and tourists alike may choose to have their own Brief Encounters at Regent’s Park boating lake, as seen in David Lean’s 1945 … [Read more...]

Privilege (1967)

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Jim McLean. Ozymandius Fremantle. Mike Preston. Steven Shorter. All central characters in great British cult works. All fictional rock stars. All, to paraphrase Graham Chapman, “names that will live forever”. And Steven Shorter may just be the one whose name still carries the most mystery and intrigue. For, despite the renown and cult of personality that surrounds PRIVILEGE- say its name to any devotee of 60s culture and they instantly know what you’re talking about- very few have been able … [Read more...]

New from Network DVD

Upcoming DVD titles from NetworkDVD from 15th March to 22nd March 2010. 15th March 2010 The Bill – Volume 4 - Starring fan favourites Sgt. Cryer (Eric Richard), W.P.C. Ackland (Trudie Goodwin), Det. Sgt. Ted Roach (Tony Scannell) and Christopher Ellison as the irascible D.I. Burnside, this two-disc set contains 13 consecutive episodes of the half-hour series. London’s Burning – Series 13 - The firefighters of Blackwall Station’s Blue Watch are back on duty in the ever-popular, … [Read more...]

The COI Collection: Design for Today

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On 22 March the BFI releases The COI Collection: Design for Today, the second volume in a new DVD series of rare and fascinating historical documentary films made by the Central Office of Information. With the majority of them previously unseen on DVD, these films provide a enjoyable glimpse into times gone by. Disc one in this two-disc set focuses on architecture, household design and industrial design. Highlights include: Designing Women (1948) in which Joyce Grenfell takes us through the … [Read more...]

Actor Lionel Jeffries dies aged 83

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Lionel Jeffries, whose credits include well-loved films such as The Railway Children and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has died. The Rada-trained star, who was associated with a number of children's classics, was 83. A spokeswoman for his agent, the Liz Hobbs Group, said on Friday: "We can confirm he did pass away this morning. It was following a long illness." Among his many achievements, Jeffries not only directed but scripted The Railway Children. His four other directing credits included … [Read more...]