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          Literary Adaptation - Tales Of Two Cities, A / Les Miserables / Woman In White, The / Northanger Abbey Collection 2
            

          Literary Adaptation - Tales Of Two Cities, A / Les Miserables / Woman In White, The / Northanger Abbey Collection 2 (DVD, M)

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          Les Miserables (1978) - Victor Hugo's classic tale of pursuit, uprising and redemption, on which the musical sensation is based, is presented here in a lavishly restored edition. Jean Valjean (Richard Jordan - The Hunt for Red October), a handsome young woodcutter, is cruelly sen...t to prison for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving family. Released from prison many years later, he faces freedom with an urge for revenge until he encounters the benevolent Bishop Myriel, who convinces him to become an honest man and to perform good deeds for others. However, Javert (Anthony Perkins - Psycho), the ice-cold Inspector of Prisoners, relentlessly purses Valjean and is determined to put him back in prison. Les Miserables weaves a tale of courage, daring, escape, and the indomitable human spirit. Filmed in extravagant locations throughout France and elsewhere in Europe, it is truly a masterpiece of production. A Tale of Two Cities (1989) - Dissolute lawyer, Sydney Carton, falls passionately in love with the beautiful Lucie Manette. But Lucie loves only her husband, Charles Darnay, who has renounced his hated family name of St Everemonde and with it his connection with the corrupt French aristocracy, to live quietly in London. But the year is 1789, and when Paris erupts in flames as the mob storms the Bastille and overthrows the old order forever, there is a debt of honour that Charles must pay. The Bastille has fallen, but Charles must return to Paris to help an old servant. Inevitably, Charles is arrested and sentenced to die for his family's crimes. All seems lost until Sydney Carton appears. His moment has come, and at last he has the chance to redeem himself, to make up for a wasted life of drunkenness and dissipation in one act of supreme self-sacrifice for the woman he loves. The Woman in White (1997) - A classic tale of mystery, conspiracy and abduction. When young tutor Joseph Hartwright arrives at the Fairlie Estate, he encounters a mysterious 'woman in white
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          DVD Code VVE2848
          Barcode 9337369028484
          Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
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          A Tale Of Two Cities
            

          A Tale Of Two Cities (DVD, PG)

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          Sidney Carton (Dirk Bogarde) a disillusioned, heavy drinking London lawyer defends a young French aristocrat Charles Darnay (Paul Guer) when the informant Barsad (Donald Pleasence) accuses him of spying. Carton finds himself falling in love with Darnays fiance Lucie Manette (Doro...thy Tutin) and, although he confesses his love to her, they agree to keep it secret. When Darnay returns to France, in the grip of revolutionary terror, he is imprisoned by a mob led by Madame Defarge (Rosalie Crutchley) on the orders of his corrupt uncle (Christopher Lee). Hearing Lucies pleas for help, Carton seizes the opportunity for action and, ultimately, redemption. A tale of great sacrifices being made for the sake of principle, this critically acclaimed film based on Charles Dickens epic novel, stars Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin in Ralph Thomas' adaptation of A Tale Of Two Cities.
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          DVD Code VVE2869
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          Released NZ 10 Feb 2022
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          Fried Green Tomatoes
            

          Fried Green Tomatoes (DVD, PG)

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          Academy Award winners Kathy Bates and Jessica Tandy star with Mary Stuart Masterson and Mary-Louise Parker in this inspiring drama adapted from Fannie Flagg's best-selling novel. When an unhappy housewife (Bates) befriends a lady in a nursing home (Tandy), she hears a remarkable ...tale of laughter, devotion and a special friendship that defies all obstacles in this heartwarming film from acclaimed director Jon Avnet.
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          DVD Code VVE2832
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          Released NZ 6 Dec 2021
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          Literary Adaptation - Four Feathers, The / Frenchman's Creek / Great Gatsby, The / Old Man & The Sea, The Collection 1
            

          Literary Adaptation - Four Feathers, The / Frenchman's Creek / Great Gatsby, The / Old Man & The Sea, The Collection 1 (DVD, M)

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          The Four Feathers: Handsome cavalry lieutenant Harry Feversham dishonours his regiment and loses his fiance, the beautiful Ethne Eustace. To regain his honour and his love, he follows his regiment as an Arab to join the conflict - but treachery isn't far away... Starring BEAU BRI...DGES, ROBERT POWELL and JANE SEYMOUR and based on the A.E.W. MASON novel. The Frenchman's Creek: Swashbuckling action and romance combine in this adaptation of Daphne du Mauriers famous and enduring historical novel, from the producers of the award-winning Rebecca. Tara Fitzgerald (The Woman In White, Brassed Off) stars as the wealthy Dona who leaves the corrupt sophistication of London to seek peace and solitude in the family home in Cornwall. She discovers that French pirates are marauding the local community and that her home is being used by one pirate in particular (Anthony Delon), with whom she finds herself falling in love. The Great Gatsby: Mira Sorvino, Toby Stephens and Paul Rudd head a prestigious cast in this sumptuous adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel of doomed love and ambition, set in the high society of 1920s New York. The Old Man & The Sea: A stunning dramatisation of Ernest Hemingway's epic struggle between man and nature. ANTHONY QUINN stars as the Cuban fisherman Santiago whose encounter with a giant marlin becomes a fight for survival as a band of sharks move in for the kill. Filmed on location in the British Virgin Islands, with special effects provided by Pinewood Studios, The Old Man And The Sea combines action-packed excitement with outstanding human drama.
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          DVD Code VVE2752
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          Released NZ 14 Oct 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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          Hallmark - Cloudy With A Chance Of Love / Don't Go Breaking My Heart / Falling For You Collection 16
            

          Hallmark - Cloudy With A Chance Of Love / Don't Go Breaking My Heart / Falling For You Collection 16 (DVD, G)

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          Cloudy With a Chance of Love - Quirky meteorologist Deb spends most of her time finishing the passionate pursuit of her Ph.D. in meteorology. The wind of change starts blowing, however, when a handsome news director recruits her to fill in as an on-air weather personality. While ...the new job comes with a glamorous makeover that catches the eyes of both viewers and her handsome colleague, it also takes her away from her studies at a critical time. When her TV job, academic commitments and new romance swell into a perfect storm, Deb must decide if her future will be spent studying the sky, or broadcasting over the air. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - Miranda runs a boot camp for the recently broken hearted. She begins to form a connection with new client Ben who is also a reporter, investigating whether her boot camp is a fad or a phenomenon. Starring Italia Ricci and Ryan Paevey. Falling For You - While planning a fundraising event, a small New England towns radio station manager meets her match in a visiting businessman who cant seem to see beyond the screen of his laptop computer, until she ropes him into participating in her bachelor bake-off to help save the station. Starring Taylor Cole and Tyler Hynes.
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          DVD Code VVE2759
          Barcode 9337369027593
          Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
          Publisher Madman Films
          Series Hallmark
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          Herself
            

          Herself (DVD, M)

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          HERSELF tells the story of Sandra, a young mother who seeks to rebuild her life from scratch, and provide a safe home for her two young daughters. In order to do so, she must escape the grip of a possessive ex-partner, circumnavigate a broken housing system, and bring together a ...community of friends who can support her and lend a helping hand.
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          DVD Code MMA6956
          Barcode 9322225242685
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
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          Urban Cowboy
            

          Urban Cowboy (DVD, M)

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          John Travolta is the Urban Cowboy, breakin hearts and bustin mechanical bulls in one of his most electrifying film roles. By day, Bud Davis (Travolta) toils at a Texas oil refinery; at night, he trades his hard hat for a Stetson and heads to Gilleys, Houstons most popular nightcl...ub. There, he meets a pretty two-stepper named Sissy (Debra Winger) who thinks Bud is a real cowboy. But Buds got to prove it when a dangerous ex-con (Scott Glenn) schemes to rob Gilleys and steal Sissys heart. Travolta and Winger make an unforgettable screen couple in this compelling, Texas-sized look at a country-western way of life. Featuring a hit soundtrack and musical appearances by Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Bonnie Raitt and The Charlie Daniels Band.
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          DVD Code VVE2901
          Barcode 9337369029016
          Released NZ 10 Mar 2022
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          Chronicle Mysteries: 5 Film Collection
            

          Chronicle Mysteries: 5 Film Collection (DVD, PG)

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          Alison Sweeney (Murder, She Baked) is Alex McPherson, a novelist and podcaster who loves the chase of solving any puzzle or mystery. RECOVERED Alex McPherson is the host of a podcast who returns to her hometown in Pennsylvania seeking answers to the disappearance of her school fr...iend, Gina DeSavio, who went missing twenty years ago. THE WRONG MAN The body of a woman who had been missing for three years is discovered. Her husband, acquitted for lack of evidence but now seen as guilty, asks Alex for help to clear his name.... CHRONICLE MYSTERIES: 5 FILM COLLECTION will appeal to audiences who enjoyed GARAGE SALE MYSTERIES, THE AURORA TEAGARDEN MYSTERIES, HAILEY DEAN MYSTERIES.
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          DVD Code VVE2761
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          Released NZ 12 May 2022
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          Series Chronicle Mysterie
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          Beginning
            

          Beginning (DVD, R16)

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          Internationally heralded as one of the major cinematic discoveries of the year, writer/director Dea Kulumbegashvilis multi award-winning debut BEGINNING is an arresting drama about a devout woman who undergoes a dramatic crisis of faith. Mother-of-one Yana (Ia Sukhitashvili) is t...he wife of a Jehovahs Witness leader in a remote mountainside village in Georgia. Ostracised in a predominantly Eastern Orthodox Christian country, their isolated community is under attack from an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, and with her husband away, Yanas inner discontent grows as she struggles to make sense of the world around her. Meanwhile, the intrusion of a local detective in her home has dramatic and devastating consequences Comparisons with the work of Michael Haneke and Chantal Akerman do not sufficiently convey the mood and impact of Kulumbegashvilis remarkable achievement. Boldly examining obedience, sacrifice and religious intolerance within a near-silent world of repression and isolation, BEGINNING will shake viewers to their core.
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          DVD Code PAL224
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          Released NZ 10 Feb 2022
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          Lansky
            

          Lansky (DVD, R16)

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          David Stone (Sam Worthington), a renowned but down-on-his-luck writer, desperately needs a break. His luck changes when he receives a surprise call from Meyer Lansky (Academy Award-nominee Harvey Keitel), the Jewish Godfather of organized crime. The retired gangster spins a dizzy...ing tale, revealing the untold truth about his life as the notorious boss of Murder Inc. and the National Crime Syndicate. For decades, authorities have been trying to locate Lanskys alleged fortune, hundreds of millions gone. This is their last chance to capture the aging gangster before he dies; but Lansky, as always, is one step ahead of the FBI, sending them on a wild chase, evading and outsmarting them at every turn.
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          DVD Code MMA6957
          Barcode 9322225242692
          Released NZ 4 Nov 2021
          Publisher Madman Films
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