The Phantom Carriage:Legend has it that whoever is the last person to die on New Year's Eve will be destined to drive the Phantom Carriage, collecting dead souls for a year. When a drunkard is found at the stroke of midnight, the victim of a vicious fight, he is forced to relive his past to see how he and those around him have been destroyed by his selfish and destructive ways.The Image Makers:Set in the 1920s at the Swedish film studios, the great silent director Victor Sjostrom is nearing completion of The Phantom Carriage, a cinematic adaptation of a popular novel, and has invited the book's authoress, along with the film's leading actress, to look at some early scenes. But, when both women claim to know the story and the characters best, a psychological battle arises which threatens to destabilise the whole project.
Do you really want to know what is scary? Then you should play Silent Hill: Homecoming. Be warned though, this game changes people. Silent Hill town is going to bring out your worst traits. Do you think that you will be able to handle this?A story about townSilent Hill series is not a story about a protagonist fighting with monster. It is much more than that. It is a story about a town, capable of changing people mentally and physically, able to grasp your deep hidden fears and turn them into reality. The town is going to find your darkest secrets and turn them against you.As the old phrase says "You can leave Silent Hill, but the town is not going to leave you. In Homecoming you are going to take the role of Alex Shepherd. He is a war veteran, coming back to his hometown Shepherd's Glen only to find the town empty and filled with a really thick fog. Soon you are going to start seeking for answers. However, you are not going to be happy with what you'll find.Gameplay and Character of Alex ShepherdThe gameplay is similar to previous installments of the series. It is a single player, survival horror game filled with puzzles and battles with monsters. The main difference in context of the gameplay, lies within the character himself. Alex Shepherd in comparison to previous protagonists, is war veteran. Hence, he is far more capable of dealing with monsters than previous protagonists.Though, if you want to play the PC version of the game, we would strongly recommend to you to invest into a controller.Controls of the game are in general, much more fitting to a pad than to a keyboard. Coming back to the character of Alex Shepherd though, he is a really interesting person. A loner, visibly destroyed by events he witnessed during his stay in the army, he tries to somehow keep up with life. Now he has to find his own brother, Joshua. As he realizes what his family really is, his mental state is going to slowly deteriorate.Fan opinions and receptionsWe decided to check how, Silent Hill: Homecoming was perceived by fans of the series. After all, Homecoming had quite a hype to meet. The game gained a score around 6.5 out of 10. Which shows, that it is a good choice for fans of series.It grasps the whole climate of the Silent Hill town. Which is quite important for the series. You will be scared. We can guarantee you that.
Produced by Michael Balcon for Ealing Studios on the eve of the Second World War, The Four Just Men recounts crime novelist Edgar Wallace's tale of the clandestine band of vigilantes who have united to uphold democracy, fight tyranny and protect British interests worldwide. A patriotic remake of George Ridgeway's silent of 1921 - also inspiring ITC's cult series of 1959 - this innovative thriller sees the unconventional heroes thwarting a dictator's plan to destroy the British Empire. Originally released several months prior to the outbreak of hostilities in 1939, The Four Just Men was re-released in 1944 with a new coda reflecting the current wartime position. Featured here in a brand-new transfer from original film elements of the 1944 re-issue, The Four Just Men is showcased in its as-exhibited theatrical aspect ratio. Spirited out of a condemned cell where he has learnt of a plot to sabotage the Suez Canal, James Terry is able to reveal two clues to his fellow members of the Four Just Men - two vital clues pointing towards a dastardly plan to bring down the whole of the British Empire!
Frau im Mond. [Woman in the Moon.] is: The first feature-length film to portray space-exploration in a serious manner, paying close attention to the science involved in launching a vessel from the surface of the earth to the valleys of the moon. A tri-polar potboiler of a picture that manages to combine espionage tale, serial melodrama, and comic-book sci-fi into a storyline that is by turns delirious, hushed, and deranged. A movie so rife with narrative contradiction and visual ingenuity that it could only be the work of one filmmaker: Fritz Lang. In this, Lang's final silent epic, the legendary filmmaker spins a tale involving a wicked cartel of spies who co-opt an experimental mission to the moon in the hope of plundering the satellite's vast (and highly theoretical) stores of gold. When the crew, helmed by Willy Fritsch and Gerda Maurus (both of whom had previously starred in Lang's Spione), finally reach their impossible destination, they find themselves stranded in a lunar labyrinth without walls - where emotions run scattershot, and the new goal becomes survival. A modern Daedalus tale which uncannily foretold Germany's wartime push into rocket-science, Frau im Mond. Is as much a warning sign against human hubris as it is a hopeful depiction of mankind's potential. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present in a Dual Format (Blu-ray + DVD) special edition the culmination of Fritz Lang's silent cinema, restored to its near-original length. Special Features: Gorgeous 1080p transfer on the Blu-ray of the F. W. Murnau-Stiftung restoration Original German intertitles with newly translated optional English subtitles The First Scientific Science-Fiction Film - a German documentary about Frau im Mond. Made by Gabriele Jacobi [15:00] 36-page booklet which includes a newly revised analysis by Michael E. Grost on the film, and on Fritz Lang's body of work as a whole
Take a journey through 130 years of enthralling history at the Peterhead Prison Museum. Scotland’s only high-security prison is filled with fascinating stories that you’ll hear in an award-winning audio where past officers discuss their experiences. It was also home to the first state-owned railway on display you’ll see a carriage that carried the inmates to their work at the quarry. Visit cell blocks, court room, punishment block and silent cell, before concluding the tour in the former hospital. During your visit, you’ll meet a former officer who was held hostage on the prison rooftops for four days in 1987 before rescue. Now 88 years old, you’ll hear first-hand his inspiring account of the only time the SAS ended a domestic siege on mainland UK. What's Included? Self-guided tour for two of the Peterhead Prison Museum Explore the grounds of Scotland’s only high-security prison Award-winning audio headset Visit cell blocks, punishment blocks, court room and more See a prison carriage from Britain’s first state-owned railway Meet an inspiring former officer who was held hostage and rescued by the SAS Experience gift pack Cancellation indemnity What happens on the day? On arrival you’ll be provided with your audio headset, which provides an immersive insight into what happened during the prison’s day-to-day running, as well as fascinating tales from former officers at key locations throughout the route. Wander the six-acre site and see the development over the years, visiting the former kitchens, laundry and shower blocks, as well as the reception, court room, punishment block and silent cell. You’ll conclude the tour in the former hospital. As part of your day, you’ll get to meet the inspiring former officer who was rescued by the SAS after being held hostage for four days on the prison rooftops. At 88 years of age, he still volunteers six days a week to speak to visitors, and many consider it the highlight of their day. Participant guidelines Children under the age of 5 are not charged entry but will not be permitted a headset due to the challenging content of the tour Children aged 6 to 16 require parental approval for headsets Under 18s must be accompanied by a full paying adult The tour contains some adult content so children may attend at their parents' discretion The experience content, equipment used and restrictions may vary Availability Peterhead Prison Museum is open seven days a week (except 25 and 26 December, 1 and 2 January) Please allow 1 hour 30m minutes to 2 hours for the tour, however once inside the attraction visitors can spend the whole day if they wish. What should I wear? Please dress appropriately for the weather. What about the weather? Only ice may close the museum, but visitors are advised to check the website on the day of their proposed travel, or call between 10.00 to 16.00. No response will indicate the museum has been closed, but only during icy periods. Additional information The onsite café is open daily 11.00 to 16.30 in the Summer and 11.00 to 15.30 in the Winter and is located at the end of the tour offering great views of the town of Peterhead, the bay and marina areas. What about insurance? The centres contracted with us hold public liability insurance. We also hold contingency liability cover. You will not be liable for accidental damage to equipment, except where damage has been caused as a result of recklessness or wilful negligence. A cancellation indemnity, subject to terms, is included with every voucher. How it works All you have to do is pay for the experience you wish to purchase and we’ll send a voucher and booking information to you or directly to the recipient, then you just need to check the info and book your experience. Locations Scotland - Aberdeenshire
A showcase for some of the most unexpected and surprising turns in the great director’s prolific career: The Whole Town’s Talking is a screwball comedy about a law-abiding man (played by Edward G Robinson) who happens to be the doppelganger of Public Enemy No. 1, ‘Killer’ Mannion; The Long Gray Line is a Ford military picture with a difference, focusing its attentions away from the battlefield and onto the fifty-year career of an Irish immigrant who rises through the ranks at West Point; The Last Hurrah is a star-studded political drama boasting the talents of Spencer Tracy, Jeffrey Hunter, Pat O’Brien, Basil Rathbone, Donald Crisp, and John Carradine, and; Gideon’s Day takes us on a twenty-four journey in the life of Jack Hawkins’ titular London-based detective. All four films are presented for the first time on Blu-ray in the UK, with The Long Gray Line making its world Blu-ray premiere. This limited edition box set is strictly limited to 6,000 numbered units. Extras: THE WHOLE TOWN’S TALKING 4K restoration Original mono audio Introduction by TCM host Ben Mankiewicz (2014) Cymbaline (2020): a new video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: The Man and His Films Leonard Maltin on ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’ (2014): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian Sheldon Hall on ‘The Whole Town’s Talking’ (2020): new appreciation by the film historian Pamela Hutchinson on Jean Arthur (2020): a look at the life and career of the acclaimed actor Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Farran Smith Nehme, an extract from the W R Burnett’s Jail Breaker, Edward G Robinson on The Whole Town’s Talking, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray THE LONG GRAY LINE 4k restoration Original mono audio Audio commentary with film historians Diana Drumm, Glenn Kenny and Farran Smith Nehme Living and Dead (2020): a new video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: The Man and His Films Leonard Maltin on ‘The Long Gray Line’ (2014): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian The Red, White and Blue Line (1955): rare promotional film, featuring the principal cast of The Long Gray Line Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Nick Pinkerton, archival interviews with John Ford, Maureen O’Hara on The Long Gray Line, an overview of contemporary critical responses, Anthony Nield on The Red, White and Blue Line, and film credits World premiere on Blu-ray GIDEON’S DAY 4K restoration Original mono audio Alternative feature presentation with the US Gideon of Scotland Yard titles Audio commentary with film historian Charles Barr (2020) Milk and Sugar (2020): a new video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: The Man and His Films Leonard Maltin on ‘Gideon’s Day’ (2014): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian John Ford’s London (2020): new appreciation by Adrian Wootton, Chief Executive of Film London Interview with Elaine Schreyeck (2020): the continuity supervisor recollects her work on the set John Ford and Lindsay Anderson at the NFT (1957): rare silent footage of Ford visiting London’s National Film Theatre during the production of Gideon’s Day Original UK theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Robert Murphy, an interview with producer Michael Killanin, Jack Hawkins on Gideon’s Day, Lindsay Anderson on John Ford, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray THE LAST HURRAH 2K restoration Original mono audio True Blue (2020): a new video essay by Tag Gallagher, author of John Ford: The Man and His Films Leonard Maltin on ‘The Last Hurrah’ (2014): archival appreciation by the film critic and historian Super 8 version: original cut-down home cinema presentation Original theatrical trailer Image gallery: promotional and publicity materials New and improved English subtitles for the deaf and hard-of-hearing Limited edition exclusive booklet with a new essay by Imogen Sarah Smith, John Ford on Spencer Tracy and The Last Hurrah, screenwriter Frank S Nugent on John Ford, an overview of contemporary critical responses, and film credits UK premiere on Blu-ray Extras subject to chang
Before he arrived in Hollywood to leave his indelible (and inimitable) mark on timeless comedies like Trouble in Paradise and The Shop Around the Corner, Ernst Lubitsch created an expansive body of work in Germany that proved to be as varied in its tone as it was sophisticated in its measure of man and woman. This set collects six recently restored works from the silent phase of Lubitsch's career, and casts new light on the director both as a fully-formed comic master, and as a virtuoso of cinematographic technique. Ich Möchte Kein Mann Sein (1918)One of the first collaborations between Lubitsch and the exuberant Ossi Oswalda, Ich möchte kein Mann sein [I Wouldn't Like to Be a Man] is a concise sketch of society life in three acts. When Ossi's uncle goes away on a business trip, a new guardian steps in to tame the distractable niece. But Ossi finds a way out of the house and into a grand ball... by way of a brazen cross-dressing scheme - and triggers what is perhaps Lubitsch's most twisted finale. Die Puppe (1919) Four amusing acts from a toy-chest - so reads the opening title of the comic masterpiece Die Puppe. [The Doll.] adapted by Lubitsch and co-scenarist Hanns Kräly from a libretto by A. M. Wilner (based in turn on a tale from E. T. A. Hoffmann). Ossi Oswalda stars in a double-role as both the mischievous daughter, and automatonic creation, of a wildly coiffed dollmaker . When a wealthy baron decides the time has come for his prudish nephew to take a wife, an uproariously ribald plot unwinds into what is perhaps the world's first-ever sex-doll comedy. Die Austernprinzessin (1919)As Die Austernprinzessin. [The Oyster Princess.], Ossi Oswalda makes another turn as a plutocrat's rambunctious daughter - now the heiress of a global oyster empire, devoting her wiles once again to the service of manipulation. A comic high-point in the master's oeuvre, Die Austernprinzessin. showcases the trademarks of the Lubitsch Touch and its ten-fingered dexterity, resulting in a film that is simultaneously clever, concise, and risqué. Sumurun (1920)By turns melodramatic and grotesquely comic, Sumurun brings together performances by star-players Paul Wegener (Der Golem.), Pola Negri, Harry Liedtke, and Ernst Lubitsch himself (in the role of an ultra-pathetic hunchbacked minstrel) for this ensemble tale pulled from the milieu of The Arabian Nights. Featuring hundreds of extras milling through open-air set-pieces and dusky harem-chambers alike, Sumurun demonstrates Lubitsch's ability to transfigure rote romance into vibrant pageant. Anna Boleyn (1920)Emil Jannings plays King Henry VIII in the story of Anne Boleyn's movement from the outskirts of the court, to the royal boudoir, and off to the chopping-block. Suffused with an atmosphere of entrapment that would not be out of place in later films by Fritz Lang, and prefiguring the stately contretemps in John Ford's Mary of Scotland, Anna Boleyn proceeds with a deathward momentum unique in Lubitsch's oeuvre. Die Bergkatze (1921)Set in one of Lubitsch's hallmark mythical kingdoms, Die Bergkatze [The Mountain-Lion / The Wildcat] finds Lubitsch in exuberantly expressionistic mode, employing a host of optical masks to create perhaps the most visually audacious comic spectacle of his career. Pola Negri plays the daughter of a band of thieves; seduction of army commander (and audience) ensues. Lubitsch's personal favourite work of all his German films, Die Bergkatze represents a peak in both Lubitsch's silent oeuvre and the silent cinema as a whole. Special Features: Six Features Across Five Discs A Sixth Disc Containing Robert Fischer's 2006 Feature-Length Documentary Ernst Lubitsch in Berlin: From Schönhauser Allee to Hollywood Exclusive Concertina Score for Die Puppe Liner Notes for all Six Features by Film-Writers David Cairns, Anna Thorngate, and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Hunt down and assassinate the OutsiderArkane studios places you in a role of assassin Billie Lurk, a secondary character from the second game. Billy is a female lead character with a strong yet silent personality. Your quest is to destroy the supernatural presence in the game called the Outsider. Enjoy five missions spread across a few different environments and dive into the believable game world. Discover warped, grotesque stories hidden throughout amazing, mysterious world.Distinctive art-style graphicsExperience an amazing adventure with superbly designed visuals. All characters have an interesting, artistic and mysterious appearance. Feel extraordinary atmosphere and visit all dark corners of the beautifully made city. Move through streets populated with citizens going about their business. Traverse alleyways and rooftops littered with trash, and apartments with belongings strewn about in a believable fashion. Discover shortcuts, offshoot paths, side missions, contract work, black market, and an alternative routes. The entire city architecture has an incredibly Gothic design which adds a unique character to whole gameplay. Enjoy the view of stormy sea waters as they batter against the shorelines of Karnaka. Feel the freedom of vast areas filled with excellently designed lightning.Use your 3 powersDefeat your enemies using 3 mighty powers: Displace, Semblance, and Foresight. Displace is a relocation power. Teleport yourself immediately to some other area and avoid getting killed. Semblance gives you the ability of mind control at melee range. Foresight is a first-person detection system that you can use to tag enemies and items. New to the series, your energy bar recharges to full, so you won’t be on a hunt for potions in this game. If you don’t want to use your powers frequently, feel free to play a run-and-gun style. If you are fancy, sprint to your enemies for a quick, insta-kill.A stealth-based action gameThe only law is the law of your blade. Teleport around the world, steal peoples faces, and stab your enemies in their backs. All these powers build super tailored to an assassin - some who is everyone and no one at the same time. Live in the shadows, wear strangers faces, murder whoever you choose and sneak through invisible paths. The interplay between the weapons and the powers is just joy. Play Dishonored: Death of the Outsider if you want a game that rewards patient and creative approach or, play it if you felt that chaos system in the previous game was harshing your murder vibe.
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