Julie Christie Movies on DVD
Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, loving wife Julie Christie is sent to live in a nursing home, away from devoted husband Gordon Pinsent for the first time in over 40 years. Not allowed to visit her for the first month of her residency, Pinsent must make a stunning sacrifice when he learns Christie has forgotten him and fallen for a fellow patient. Powerful drama from director/scripter Sarah Polley also stars Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy. 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English, Spanish; audio commentary by Christie; deleted scenes.
Classic British comedy concerns a small-time thief who attempts to go straight by undertaking a behavior modification program created by an ex-con called "Crooks Anonymous." But when he takes a job as a department store Santa Claus, he learns just how tricky shedding his thieving ways will be--much to the chagrin of his long-suffering girlfriend. Leslie Phillips, Julie Christie, Stanley Baxter star. 88 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Unique and terrifying sci-fi yarn stars Julie Christie as a scientist's wife who becomes a prisoner in her own home, trapped by her husband's latest invention--a superintelligent computer that rapes her in an attempt to create a cybernetic progeny. Based on the novel by Dean Koontz; with Fritz Weaver, Gerrit Graham. 94 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Thomas Hardy's novel about a British farmgirl and her effect on the men who fall in love with her is wonderfully brought to the screen by director John Schlesinger. Julie Christie stars as the rebellious young woman who finds her affections a cause for competition between a soldier (Terence Stamp), a wealthy landowner (Peter Finch), and a modest sheep farmer (Alan Bates). Fiona Walker, Freddie Jones co-star. 171 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French.
As much as an aristocratic English family attempts to keep from being drawn into World War II, adopted daughter and aspiring actress Anne (Romola Garai) gets mixed up in dangerous intrigue after discovering phonograph records in the family home containing evidence of a secret Nazi conspiracy. Is there anything Anne can do to prevent her adopted clan from being shamed by history? Provocative historical drama co-stars Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, and Christopher Lee. 133 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH); behind-the-scenes featurette; interviews.
Irish playwright Sean O'Casey's memoirs served as the basis of this sprawling tale starring Rod Taylor as the Dublin day laborer who divided his evenings between brawling, the ladies, fomenting revolt against the British, and putting it all to paper--laying the ground for a remarkable literary career. Julie Christie, Maggie Smith, Michael Redgrave, Edith Evans, Flora Robson co-star; directed by Jack Cardiff (and in small part to an uncredited John Ford). 110 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.