Douglas's magnificent, award-winning Trilogy is the product of an assured, formidable artistic vision. These are some of the most compelling films about childhood ever made. Presented here in a High-Definition restoration, the Trilogy follows Jamie (played with heart-breaking conviction by Stephen Archibald) as he grows up in a poverty-stricken mining village in post-war Scotland. This is cinematic poetry: Douglas contracted his subject matter to the barest essentials - dialogue is kept to a minimum, and fields, slag heaps and cobbled streets are shot in bleak monochrome. Yet with its unexpected humour and warmth, the Trilogy brims with clear-eyed humanity, and affection for an ultimately triumphant young boy.
Bill Douglas’ beautiful film Comrades tells the epic story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs, six Dorset labourers deported to Australia in the 1830s for forming a trade union. Unfolding in the pastoral haze of Dorset and the blinding light of Australia, Douglas has created a film rich with carefully layered visual illusions and nuances. With lovely, profound performances throughout, the story – a compelling account of struggle and injustice – becomes an epic tale about history, storytelling and the way we see our world. This three disc set from a director of singular vision – better known for his autobiographical Trilogy (My Childhood (1972), My Ain Folk (1973), My Way Home (1978) is presented in a new HD restoration on DVD and Blu-ray, with a wealth of special features.
Jimmy Carr is the hardest working comedian in Britain. He has now played to over one million people on tour and sold over a million DVDs. He returns with the release of his most outrageous stand up set to date, Making People Laugh. Featuring over two hours of material that’s too rude for TV. The new DVD shows Jimmy at his very best and contains over 250 jokes. Here’s a small selection: The first guy who persuaded a blind person they needed sunglasses, he must have been a hell of a salesman. Liverpool is the only city in Great Britain where JD Sports, has an evening wear department. A great way to warm up pensioners in winter.. is cremation. My girlfriend recently had a phantom pregnancy. And now we have a little baby ghost. Bonus Material Jimmy Carr Just For Laughs – a selection of Jimmy’s Gala performances at the Montreal Comedy Festival Jimmy on Famous People – some potentially libellous (and certainly treasonous) jokes Jimmy Meeting and Greeting – Jimmy saying hello to fans after the live record in Glasgow
Following four sell-out UK tours and two best-selling DVDs, multi award-winning comedian Rhod Gilbert returns with this eagerly awaited DVD. Rhod's stand-up rants on life's minor irritations are legendary, but this year, he's a more mellow fellow altogether. After a course of anger management therapy, he's now so laid-back he even let someone tattoo a Battenberg on him. In this brand new show Rhod recounts the hilarious and turbulent lead-up to a make-or-break trip to New York with his on-off girlfriend. Will the new, chilled-out Rhod get his girl and live happily ever after, or will it be microwaved baked potato for one again? Could it be the Mr Angry of comedy as you've never seen him before? Special Features: Rhod vs Hecklers Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience - Tattooist Episode
This is The World According To Russell Brand. Expect a ménage a trois of sexy, dark and hilarious jokes from Britain’s most notorious and talented comedian. In The World According To Russell Brand we’re taken on an irreverent tour of Russell’s scandalous life, delving into childhood memories, travelling experiences and thoughts on sex, lies and being famous. This is the very best of Russell Brand, taken from his Russell Brand Live, Live – Doing Life and Ponderland DVD’s.
Menezes Pilates Theory and Warm-Up is one of the latest in the continuing series of DVDs by Allan Menezes, Australia’s Pilates Pioneer, founder of the Pilates Institute of Australasia and creator of Menezes Method Pilates. This ground-breaking, innovative approach of functional movement is based on sound biomechanical principles. It is clearly distinguished from other forms of Pilates in both training courses as well as a range of DVDs to provide faster, more effective results.
Dylan Moran, star of Black Books, Shaun Of The Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is a master comedian renowned for his eloquent yet razor-sharp, unrelenting wit. Aim Low: The Best Of Dylan Moran compiles 100 minutes of hilarious, classic moments across Dylan's three acclaimed live DVD's (Monster / Like, Totally / What It Is). It's downright brilliant: brimming with searing observations and grumbling invective on subjects such as aging, religion, kids, relationships and the general absurdities of life. All delivered with Dylan's renowned, shambling, curmudgeonly charm. Unmissable.
Menezes Pilates for pregnancy is the latest in the continuing series of DVDs by Allan Menezes, Australia’s Pilates Pioneer, founder of the Pilates Institute of Australasia and creator of Menezes Method Pilates. This ground-breaking, innovative approach of functional movement is based on sound biomechanical principles. It is clearly distinguished from other forms of Pilates in both training courses as well as a range of DVDs to provide faster, more effective results. Regular use of this Pilates for Pregnancy DVD will enable you to: Reduce back pain Improve posture and minimize discomfort during baby’s growth Stretch tight muscles to reduce the risk of sciatica Improve flexibility and breathing Maintain muscle tone during pregnancy Improve confidence and mental alertness Awards and Reviews: Allan Menezes, Australia’s Pilates Pioneer, founder of the Pilates Institute of Australasia and creator of Menezes Method Pilates
The perfect way to celebrate the author's 200th birthday, submerge yourself in classic BBC Dickens dramatisations that, like the great novelist's work, have stood the test of time. The majesty of Charles Dickens' storytelling is captured in this DVD boxset that brings together BBC dramatisations of eight of the acclaimed author's classic novels. From the touching 1985 dramatisation of the semi-autobiographical Oliver Twist to the moving A Christmas Carol that sidesteps mawkish sentimentality and instead, offers viewers an affecting and sincere drama, each TV adaptation will delight fans of the author – and win over a generation of new ones. Starring a wealth of celebrated actors including Maggie Smith, Bob Hoskins, John Mills and many more, the Charles Dickens Collection celebrates the author's work with authentic and beautifully-played mini TV-series from a broadcaster that is world-renowned for its adaptations. Did You Know? The dramatisations were produced between 1977 and 1999 The 1999 adaptation of David Copperfield stars Daniel 'Harry Potter' Radcliffe as the young Copperfield The adaptations have been showered with awards; A Tale of Two Cities won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children's Entertainment Series; Our Mutual Friend scooped a host of awards and nominations at the BAFTA TV Awards in 1999 including Best Design and Best Drama Serial; and David Copperfield saw Maggie Smith awarded an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress. What's In The Box? 32 hours of classic drama spread across 12 DVDs. In chronological order, the adaptations featured in this set are: A Christmas Carol (1977) A Tale of Two Cities (1980) The Pickwick Papers (1985) Oliver Twist (1985) Martin Chuzzlewit (1994) Our Mutual Friend (1998) David Copperfield (1999) Great Expectations (1999)
Following the nationalisation of transport in 1948, the British Transport Commission set up its own in-house film production unit. Launched on 1 May 1949, and led for 25 years by Edgar Anstey - a founding father of the British documentary movement - it became one of the largest industrial film units in Britain. The second volume in this series of 6-disc box sets contains such classics as Journey into Spring, Let's Go to Birmingham andThe Land of Robert Burns, as well as rare gems like A Place in the Team, An Artist Looks at Churches and The Travolators. This digitally remastered collection is a must for the transport enthusiast and the documentary aficionado alike. It includes a fully illustrated booklet with extensive film notes by BFI curators, and full credits. Extras / Episode List: 42 short films over six DVDs