New York's intense street dancing underground comes alive in the third installment of the Step Up franchise as the raw passion-fuelled culture goes global. A tight-knit group of street dancers including Luke (Rick Malambri) and Natalie (Sharni Vinson) team up with NYU freshman Moose (Adam G. Sevani) and find themselves pitted against the world's best break-dancers in a high-stakes showdown that will change their lives forever.
Experience Pitch Perfect like never before in an all-new full length Sing-Along Edition! Beca (Anna Kendrick) a freshman at University finds herself joining The Bellas the school’s all-girl singing group whose only thing in common is how good they sound when they sing together. Follow the lyrics and sing-along with your favourite a cappella groups as The Bellas take on their rivals in a campus competition in this outrageously hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy! Bonus Features: Sing-a-Long
It's the hit show's most exhilarating season so far, and some of the Gleeks are literally heading in new directions. Rachel and Kurt face their biggest challenges yet at the highly competitive New York Academy for the Dramatic Arts, while Finn joins the military, then finds a surprising new calling. Will and Emma make a pivotal decision, while other relationships mature, fade or sizzle. Featuring exciting new cast members and some of the world's most popular music, as well as electrifying dance numbers, and superstar guests like Sarah Jessica Parker, Glee remains television's most enthralling show.
In his film debut singing idol Elvis Presley stars in this action-filled romance set in the aftermath of the Civil War. After hearing his older brother (Richard Egan) has been killed in combat a young Texas farmer (Presley) marries the man's sweetheart (Debra Paget). But his brother returns sparking a bitter sibling rivalry and tragic confrontations with Union soldiers... Featuring four Presley hits on the film's soundtrack including the title track.
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. SLEEPLESS NIGHTS (1932) A zesty musical comedy starring Stanley Lupino as an irresponsible reporter who finds himself tangling with both crooks and millionaires! Black and White / 69 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English THE STUDENT'S ROMANCE (1935) In 1820s Heidelberg, the marriage of a student to a princess is nearly compromised when the landlady pays his debts from the kindness of her heart. Black and White / 75 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English I GIVE MY HEART (1935) The sensational rags-to-riches story of Jeanne Becu, better known as Madame du Barry the Parisian milliner who won the heart of a French king. Black and White / 88 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English A STAR FELL FROM HEAVEN (1936) Joseph Schmidt stars in the tale of a musical film star who loses his voice, and the opportunity it affords an aspiring young student looking for his big break. Black and White / 69 mins / 1.37:1 / Mono / English
Peter O'Toole Sophia Loren and James Coco dream the impossible dream. The hit stage musical given the movie treatment. A skinny old gentleman with wispy white hair dreams the impossible dream... He is Don Quixote de La Mancha the knight errant. Don Quixote is the mad aging nobleman who embarrasses his respectable family by his adventures. Backed by his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza he duels windmills and defends his perfect lady Dulcinea (who is actually a downtrodden w
Bonus features are minimal but apt: a surprisingly good movie trailer and a quartet of relevant music videos, three drawn from the film and one, "Question of U," a characteristically electric concert clip. --Michael Mikesell
Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.
An 11 disc collection featuring peformances of: The Gondoliers H.M.S. Pinafore Iolanthe The Mikado Patience The Pirates of Penzance Princess Ida Ruddigore The Sorcerer Trial By Jury Cox and Box and The Yeomen of the Guard.
"Idlewild" synthesizes drama, music, cinema and style to bring a tale of struggling singers to life.
7 classic musical titles in one sumptuous collection for the first time on DVD! Films comprise: Pyjama Game April In Paris By The Light Of The Silvery Moon Lucky Me On Moonlight Bay Tea For 2 Lullaby Of Broadway
Chess In Concert
Titles Comprise: Bold As Brass Cliff Richard: Live In The Park World Tour 2003
While "rock musical" remains a phrase used by sadistic parents to give their offspring nightmares the genre does occasionally throw up the odd gem, Purple Rain being perhaps the shiniest example. Given the theatricality of Prince's stage shows, it was only a matter of time before the diminutive pop potentate found himself a big-screen vehicle but few could have predicted that Purple Rain would become nothing less than a cultural phenomenon. The story, co-written by one-time Starsky & Hutch scripter William Blinn, may be a somewhat hackneyed tale with His Purpleness overcoming a troubled background and musical rival Morris Day to achieve his dreams of rock stardom. However, the cast, which also includes Prince protegée Appollonia, rises above the clichés to hand in a set of performances which, while never likely to trouble the Oscars, prove that all concerned can at least play a rough approximation of themselves with minimal difficulty. What really helped push the film's box-office receipts through the roof, however, was its soundtrack featuring a clutch of hit singles--notably "When Doves Cry"--and which cemented our pint-sized hero's position as one of the globe's premiere performing artists. Sadly, subsequent attempts to re-bottle this particular brand of lightning with Under The Cherry Moon and Graffiti Moon would prove substantially less successful, but Purple Rain still looks--and, more importantly sounds--rarely less than funktastic. --Clark Collis
Sometimes everything comes together in a movie and it becomes something so much greater than the sum of its parts that it can only be described as a miracle. That's the case with Tender Mercies, a quietly luminous character piece about an alcoholic, washed-up country singer named Mac Sledge (Robert Duvall in an Oscar-winning performance) who hits bottom in a motel room one night and then slowly finds his way back into the land of the living with the help of the widow (Tess Harper) and her young son. It's a low-key, contemplative film that feels like a rural American family comedy in the vein of the great Japanese director, Yasujiro Ozu. Tender Mercies was directed by Australian Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Breaker Morant), written by Horton Foote (To Kill a Mockingbird), who won an Oscar for his screenplay, and has an unbeatable cast. This is one of Duvall's most intimate and deeply personal performances, matched only by his debut 14 years later as actor-writer-director in The Apostle. --Jim Emerson
Elvis Presley sizzles as a lovelorn million-heir in this riveting and romantic rock 'n' roll romp. Vying for the attentions of the lovely Shelley Fabares Elvis finds himself caught up in a rivalry with playboy Bill Bixby against a tuneful background of comedy romance and speedboat racing! Clambake is pleasing escape entertainment and the wildest party to hit the beach since they invented the beach ball! It's a hip version of The Prince and the Pauper as Elvis relinquishes his oil
This Nicholas Nickleby is not one of Hollywood's condensed versions, it's the Royal Shakespeare Company's epic eight-and-a-half-hour adaptation of the life and times of the eponymous school-teacher. The 1982 production (originally staged in two parts) won worldwide acclaim and was such a success that Britain's then-newest TV station, Channel 4, launched a joint venture with independent production company Primetime to bring Nicholas Nickleby to a television audience. The result is this wonderfully theatrical version, filmed at the Old Vic and starring much of the original stage cast. It manages to stay true to Trevor Nunn's original artistic vision of Dickens's damning incitement of England's educational system. The ensemble cast are superb: Roger Rees as Nicholas is a bright-eyed idealist, every inch the young romantic hero whose principles are often his downfall, but ultimately his salvation; Fulton Mackay's twisted, embittered Squeers is every inch the Dickensian villain; and David Threlfall is transformed as Smike, Squeers' piteously subjugated, crippled servant and gives the most moving performances of his career. This enthralling TV adaptation recreates the magic of the stage version for all those who were unable to catch it on its pitifully short run. It doesn't pull any punches as the humour and inspiring storyline are tempered with real dark and tragic episodes. Forget the Hollywood fluff, this is the version you should watch if you want a faithful retelling of Dickens's story. --Kristen Bowditch
A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound.
Premiering on stage in March 1939 Ivor Novello's enchanting musical romance set in pre-Great War Vienna became one of the most popular West End shows during the dark days of the Second World War. This radiant film adaptation proved no less popular with Dennis Price's sensitive portrayal of the lead character winning great acclaim and Novello's score featuring a string of melodies that swept the world. The Dancing Years is featured here in a brand-new transfer from the original film elements in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. 1910: a small band of army officers arrive at an inn on the outskirts of Vienna. It is home to Rudi Kleber a gifted but impoverished composer who is asked to play while they eat. Rudi plays his own composition and the officers immediately bid against each other for its purchase – but a woman's voice outbids them all; it is Maria the lovely and brilliant star of the opera... Special Features: Original Theatrical Trailer Image Gallery Original Promotional Material PDF
Contains the film titles: Top Hat: A musical comedy full of high style romance mistaken identity... and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing and singing 11 of Irving Berlin's best songs. When Jerry Travers meets lovely Dale Tremont it's love at first sight for him. Unfortunately Dale's affections chill when she mistakenly believes he's her best friend's new husband. Now she's engaged to someone else... Will she find out Jerry's real identity before she goes ahead and mak
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