Set in a bomb damaged London hotel during the aftermath of World War II, Close to the Enemy is a thriller that follows British intelligence officer Captain Callum Ferguson. His last task for the Army is to ensure that Dieter, a captured German scientist develops cutting edge jet engine technology for the British. Such expertise is becoming vital to Britain as they try to maintain any kind of superiority in the emerging Cold War. Callum employs unorthodox methods in his attempt to convince Dieter to work for the British, eventually developing a friendship with him. A friendship which becomes threatened as those around him believe that the Dieter may have stood by as innocents in labour camps perished under the rule of the Nazi party. Running Time: 414 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: Chinese Release Date: 2 Jan. 2017
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Joe Ahearne writes and directs this three-part TV adaptation of James Herbert's ghostly novel. A year after their young son Cabe goes missing without trace, Eve (Suranne Jones) and Gabe (Tom Ellis) Caleigh decide a change of scene would help, and set out with their daughters for what they hope will be the rustic delights of Crickley Hall. Shortly after arriving in the Devonshire village of Devil's Cleave, however, the family start to experience strange paranormal events, which somehow seem to be linked to the disappearance of their son. As the story continues to unfold, both in the past and the present day, the Caleigh's soon come to realise that the darkly gothic mansion possesses a secret evil from which they can't escape. Running Time: 175 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: English Release Date: 3 Dec. 2012
All five films from the popular Die Hard franchise. Die Hard (1988) On Christmas Eve, New York cop John McClane (Bruce Willis) is visiting his estranged wife Holly (Bonnie Bedelia) in Los Angeles, where she works. They are attending a party at Holly's high-rise office block when terrorists, led by the suave Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) break in, taking everyone hostage. McClane manages to evade capture, however, and sets out to rescue his wife and the other prisoners. It is not long before he is running barefoot over shattered glass in a sweaty vest, muttering 'Yippy kay aye' as he dispatches the baddies with bullets and a certain earthy wit. Special Features: ¢ Featurette ¢ Cast Biographies ¢ Theatrical Trailer Die Hard 2 (1990) Los Angeles cop John McClane is set to meet up with wife Holly on Christmas Eve, this time at Dulles airport in Washington DC. However, when terrorists take over the airport in an attempt to rescue dictator Esperanza (Franco Nero) from his incoming flight, it is up to McClane to restore order and ensure that Holly's plane lands safely. Get that sweaty vest out, and put some shoes on this time. Special Features: ¢ Featurette ¢ Cast Biographies ¢ Theatrical Trailer Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995) John McClane becomes involved in a twisted game of Simon Says when...
After losing his parents and his childhood sweetheart to tragedy, Francis Chisholm (Gregory Peck) joins the priesthood and devotes himself to a life of service and compassion. But Chisholm`s unorthodox beliefs raise eyebrows among his superiors, especially Bishop Angus Mealy (Vincent Price). And when he is sent to the farthest reaches of China to rebuild an abandoned mission, Chisholm faces his greatest challenge of all: to tame a hostile land, win over superstitious people and save his parish from an invading army. Review towering film stamped with greatness --The Independent Running Time: 131 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 05/20/2013
This outstanding police procedural drama stars Martin Shaw (George Gently) as Alan Cade, Chief Constable of Eastland, a fictional East Anglian force. Focussing on the politics of policing as much as the daily fight against crime, The Chief sees the compassionate, principled Cade in frequent conflict with both his Home Office superiors and the local government agencies that are increasingly taking over many police roles. Featuring scripts by Ian Kennedy Martin (The Sweeney), this fifth and final series sees Cade's antagonists closing in. He finds both his job and his reputation on the line when a national newspaper splashes an article criticising his record as Chief Constable, and suggesting that all those around him would like to see him go. Someone closely associated with Cade is responsible for supplying the journalist with details... Running Time: 350 minutes Region: Region 2 Release Date: 04/09/2012
A great value Odeon Best of British Box set, which showcases a trio of lost or unreleased films from the heyday of British cinema. These are: THE BOY WHO STOLE A MILLION Paco, a 12-year-old boy working in a Valencia bank as a runner, decides to borrow money from the bank in order to pay the repair bill on his father s taxicab. But a bank clerk soon realises that the bank has been robbed and Paco finds himself being chased all over town by the police and local villains. THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES Angela Barrows is a man-eating businesswoman sent to investigate export opportunities in Edinburgh. En route she meets Robert MacPherson who wants to bring his company into the 20th century. The staff have other ideas though and a comic battle between the old and new business methods soon breaks out. LADIES WHO DO Whilst financier, James Ryder, discusses a potential take-over deal, he is unaware that Mrs. Cragg, his cleaning lady, is busy polishing the floor beneath his desk. After Ryder leaves, Mrs Cragg retrieves an un-smoked cigar from the wastepaper bin, wraps it in a crumpled telegram, and takes it for her next cleaning client, Colonel Whitforth. The Colonel gladly accepts the cigar, but is even more excited by the contents of the telegram, which allow him to make a cool £5,000 on the stock market!...
Charles Bronson stars as a journalist assigned to cover the brutal killing of a Mormon man's three wives and their children in this action thriller. Amid the secrecy of the compound, Mormon Orville Beecham (Charles Dierkop) allows journalist Garett Smith (Bronson) to help him investigate the murder case. As he sets out to reveal the truth, Garett soon discovers a story of bitter feuds, greed and corruption centred on the Beecham family. But once he discovers those responsible Garret becomes the next target in their firing line. Running Time: 87 minutes Region: Region 2 Subtitles: French Release Date: 03/05/2004