Merchant Ivory Productions, led by director James Ivory and producer Ismail Merchant (Howards End), became a household name withÂ A Room with a View,Â the first of their extraordinary adaptations of E. M. Forster novels. A cherubic nineteen-year-old Helena Bonham Carter plays Lucy Honeychurch, a young, independent-minded, upper-class Edwardian woman who is trying to sort out her burgeoning romantic feelings, divided between an enigmatic free spirit (Leaving Las Vegasâ€™s Julian Sands) she meets on vacation in Florence and the priggish bookworm (Lincolnâ€™s Daniel Day-Lewis) to whom she becomes engaged back in the more corseted Surrey. Funny, sexy, and sophisticated, this gargantuan art-house hit features a sublime supporting castâ€”including Simon Callow (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Judi Dench (Philomena), Denholm Elliott (Raiders of the Lost Ark), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)â€”and remains a touchstone of intelligent romantic cinema. DIRECTOR-APPROVEDÂ DVD SPECIAL EDITION FEATURESÂ â€¢ New 4K digital restoration, supervised by cinematographer Tony Pierce-Roberts â€¢ New interviews with director James Ivory, Pierce-Roberts, costume designer John Bright, and actors Helena Bonham Carter, Simon Callow, and Julian Sands â€¢ Segment about Merchant Ivory Productions from a 1985 NBC television programÂ â€¢ Trailer â€¢ PLUS: An essay by film critic Farran Smith Nehme
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Adapted by leading screenwriter Andrew Davies, directed by Tom Harper and produced by BBC Wales and The Weinstein Company, War & Peace is a modern take on one of the most famous stories of all time. In 1805 when we first meet Pierre (Paul Dano), Natasha (Lily James), and Andrei (James Norton), they are all part of St Petersburg s glittering elite, but are fired-up with youthful ambition to find meaning in their lives. Kind-hearted but awkward Pierre, the illegitimate son of Russia s richest man, wants to change the world for the better. Handsome and gallant Andrei, frustrated with the superficiality of his life, seeks a purpose, while the beautiful and spirited Natasha is searching for true love. At the same time Napoleon's army edges ever closer to Russia's borders. As everything they thought they knew is questioned, Pierre, Andrei and Natasha find themselves in a time when Russian society is about to change forever.
BBC Tudors Collection (The Shadow of the Tower / The Six Wives of Henry VIII / Elizabeth R)
Manufacturer: BBC Home Entertainment
Brand: Warner Manufacturing
The BBC Tudors Collection combines the three most highly-praised, historically authentic mini-series ever produced about the great Tudor monarchs in one collectible set. From the heyday of BBC drama, these three tour-de-force dramas are meticulously researched and brilliantly acted, together winning 6 EmmyÂ® awards and 8 BAFTAs (Britainâ€™s equivalent of the Emmys). In The Shadow of the Tower, James Maxwell (The Portrait of a Lady) plays Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs, who took over the throne after Richard III was killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485. Keith Michell (Murder She Wrote) received an Emmy and a BAFTA for his masterful portrayal of Englandâ€™s infamously fickle king in The Six Wives of Henry VIII. And double-Oscar winner Glenda Jackson (A Touch of Class, Women in Love) turns in one of the most remarkable performances in television history, transforming herself into Englandâ€™s Virgin Queen in Elizabeth R, winning two Emmys and a BAFTA. All 25 episodes of these three breathtaking dramas are included in this 12-disc collection, the definitive screen portrait of Englandâ€™s Tudor dynasty. SHADOW OF THE TOWER: Having aired on BBC2 in 1972, The Shadow of the Tower appears so authentic historically that it feels much, much older. Focusing on the rise of King Henry VII and the Tudor Dynasty, this 13-episode miniseries sheds light on not only what it took for a man to have usurped the throne in the 15th century, but also his dif...
Manufacturer: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Meet Gretchen (Aya Cash) and Jimmy (Chris Geere). She's a cynical PR rep for rappers and he's a narcissistic British novelist. Impressed by each other's bad behavior at Jimmy's ex girlfriend's wedding, they begin what they swear is a casual sexual relationship - until it turns out to be more than that. Together with their besties, Edgar (Desmin Borges) and Lindsay (Kether Donohue), they navigate the shallowest waters they can find in this hilarious, witty, in-your-face comedy series.