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Paul Mazursky's Shakespeare take stars John Cassavetes as an architect who, faced with an unfaithful wife (Gena Rowlands), moves to a Greek island with his teen daughter (Molly Ringwald). "Tempest" (1982) co-stars Susan Sarandon, Raul Julia. Burt Reynolds is "The Man Who Loved Women" (1983), whose trouble is meeting gorgeous gals too easily. Blake Edwards' sassy comedy co-stars Marilu Henner, Julie Andrews. "No Small Affair" (1984) stars Jon Cryer as a teen camera buff obsessed with would-be singer Demi Moore. With George Wendt, Jennifer Tilly. Reporter John Travolta takes on the fitness craze, falling for aerobics teacher Jamie Lee Curtis, in "Perfect" (1985). With Laraine Newman, Jann Wenner. "This Is My Father" (1999) finds Illinois teacher James Caan traveling to Ireland to trace his roots. With Aidan Quinn, Stephen Rea. John Turturro is a disheveled, brilliant Russian-born chess master who falls in love while playing in a tournament at an Italian resort. "The Luzhin Defence" (2000) co-stars Emily Watson, Geraldine James. Two-disc set also includes "Modern Romance" and "Violets Are Blue." 14 1/2 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Reportedly so invested in playing the title role that he took psychedelics for the sake of authenticity, Shia LaBeouf anchors this hallucinatory indie drama about a man whose deceased mother (Melissa Leo) tells him in a vision to travel from Chicago to Bucharest. En route, Charlie witnesses another death that leads him to a romance with Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood)--who is still married to a violent, possessive thug (Mads Mikkelsen). With Rupert Grint, Til Schweiger. 103 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; behind-the-scenes footage; deleted scenes.
Reportedly so invested in playing the title role that he took psychedelics for the sake of authenticity, Shia LaBeouf anchors this hallucinatory indie drama about a man whose deceased mother (Melissa Leo) tells him in a vision to travel from Chicago to Bucharest. En route, Charlie witnesses another death that leads him to a romance with Gabi (Evan Rachel Wood)--who is still married to a violent, possessive thug (Mads Mikkelsen). With Rupert Grint, Til Schweiger. 103 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; behind-the-scenes footage; deleted scenes.
Success on the charts doesn't save pop music star Simee (Toya Turner) from experiencing an artistic and spiritual crisis--but she sees hope of redemption when she falls in love with a man who's very much her "opposite" in nearly every way. Will he prove to be a good influence on her...or will her past send him fleeing the relationship? Inspirational drama co-stars Mel Roberson, Tony DeGuide. 90 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital Surround; theatrical trailers.
Left broken emotionally by her abandonment in infancy and institutionalized upbringing, a disturbed young woman (Natalie Press) resolves to track down her birth mother (Janet McTeer) for a fatal confrontation. She finds her living an invalided existence on a Scottish isle, but will the rapport she develops with her challenged half-brother (Colin Morgan) be enough to break her deadly resolve? 96 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1.
Director Stanley Kramer assembled a veritable "Who's Who" of film comedy for this slapstick extravaganza about a group of strangers who learn about $350,000 in hidden loot from a dying gangster and set off on a madcap cross-country race to find it.Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, and Jonathan Winters star, with dozens of cameos ranging from Jack Benny to the Three Stooges. Theatrical version; 163 min./Extended cut; 197 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; audio commentary; documentary; interviews; TV spots; radio spots; theatrical trailers. Five-disc set.
Four-disc set includes "Great Guy," "Something To Sing About," "Blood On The Sun," and "The Time Of Your Life" (1948).
While Florida convenience store clerk Melissa (Naomi Watts) and her partner Rich (Matt Dillon)--a wheelchair-bound alcoholic--greet news of her pregnancy with happy anticipation, the circumstances of their hardscrabble lives only grow more darkly challenging. Apart from being nickel-and-dimed on a daily basis, the couple faces threats of Melissa losing her wage-slave job and the return of her violent ex-boyfriend (Norman Reedus). Intense drama co-stars Tess Harper, Yvonne Gougelet. 95 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.
Diagnosed as terminally ill, L.A. public relations man Michael Keaton begins making a video for his unborn child. Nicole Kidman, Haing S. Ngor co-star in the poignant "My Life" (1993). Even though she died two years earlier, Peter Gallagher speaks to wife Michelle Pfeiffer daily--hurting his relationship with his daughter. Can he ever let go of the past? "To Gillian On Her 37th Birthday" (1996) co-stars Claire Danes, Kathy Baker. In London after World War II, author Ralph Fiennes is asked by friend Stephen Rea to determine whether or not wife Julianne Moore is cheating, unaware they had an affair years earlier. Neil Jordan's adaptation of Graham Greene's "The End Of The Affair" (1999) co-stars Ian Hart. Get "Swept Away" (2002) by Madonna and writer/director hubby Guy Ritchie's erotic remake of the 1974 Lina Wertmuller satire, as spoiled socialite Madonna finds herself stranded on an island with deckhand Adriano Giannini (in dad Giancarlo's role) and must become his servant if she wants his help to survive. With Bruce Greenwood, Jeanne Tripplehorn. Two-disc set also includes "Avalon" and "All The Pretty Horses." 10 3/4 hrs. total. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.
Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange simmer in an intense, erotic reworking of the '40s film noir classic about a seedy wanderer whose new job at a roadside diner leads, first, to a torrid affair with the owner's sexy young wife, then to a sinister murder plot. John Colicos, Michael Lerner, Anjelica Huston, and Christopher Lloyd co-star. Bob Rafelson directs, with David Mamet adapting James M. Cain's novel. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English DTS HD mono Master Audio, French Dolby Digital mono, Spanish Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; audio commentary; theatrical trailer.
Exciting WWII drama, based on a true story, stars Gregory Peck as an Irish-born priest who puts his life on the line to hide escaped POWs and refugees within the Vatican from German forces. Christopher Plummer is the SS officer out to stop Peck's mission. With John Gielgud, Edmund Purdom, Raf Vallone, Barbara Bouchet. 138 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.
Director Joel Schumacher's stylish adaptation of the novel by Nick McDonell centers on White Mike (Chace Crawford), a disaffected upper-class Manhattan teen who, after dropping out of school, sells marijuana to his rich friends. White Mike copes with the recent murder of his cousin, the loss of his mother to breast cancer, and his own sense of alienation, all while a new designer drug called twelve emerges as a favorite among his peers. With Emma Roberts, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, and Ellen Barkin. 93 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English DTS HD 5.1 Master Audio; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish.