Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Tipping the Velvet`` It is Pride and Prejudice with unclean bits.'' That is how screenwriter Andrew Davies ( Bridget Jones' Diary ), in an interview contained on this disc, identifies his adjustment of Sarah Waters is acclaimed novel of lesbian love, treason, and salvation in Victorian England. This three-part BBC production chronicles with flavor the story of Nan Astley (Rachael Stirling, the beautiful image of her mother, Diana Rigg), barely 18, and sure that life holds more for her than her oyster girl is...

Tipping the Velvet

The RescuersFrom Walt Disney is original team of legendary master animators who brought you THE JUNGLE BOOK comes a electrifying adventure and timeless tale overflowing with action, suspense, and special little heroes you can't help but love! Join the timid but fearless shiner Bernard and his exciting mate Miss Bianca - two petite heroes on a great big commission to save a young girl named Penny who has sent an imperative outcry for help! Taking off on the backstages of their sworn albatross friend...

The Rescuers

The Commitments (Collector's Edition)An irresistible, comic drama from director Alan Parker ( Evita , Mississippi Burning ), overflowing and vital with rage, humor, and music, The Allegiances showcases some old R&B standards in a new light. A headstrong, fast-talking, challenging young Dubliner (Robert Arkins) envisiones himself a booster of endowment, and sets about piecing and promotion a local Irish R&B band. His group of self-absorbed, backbiting, but stunningly talented somebodies begin to win beyond his wildest dreams,...

The Commitments (Collector's Edition)

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete First SeasonOf all the spinoff tv incarnations of Star Trek , Deep Space Nine had the hardest job carrying an audience to watch. By all reports, Gene Roddenberry had fears about the idea before his death in 1991. It took two more years to develop, and when it finally sent in 1993 understandings for that fear were unmistakable right away. The show was dark (literally), characters debated a lot, no one departed anywhere, and the adjacent natives were hardly ever neighborly. Yet for all that the show...

Star Trek Deep Space Nine - The Complete First Season

Freeway Freeway is one of those movies that has the power to simultaneously vex and disgust just about anyone who dares to consider it. Like Seven , Kalifornia , and Natural Delivered Killers , it is a movie that could be called a merchandise of our times, since it caters to our societal enchantment with series killers and horrific psychopathic behaviour. But make no misunderstanding: director Matthew Bright isn't out to give anyone is sickest urge. This is a critical sarcasm in the age of Jerry...

Freeway

Hello, Dolly!They just don't make musicals like this any more. There are some who would be glad for that - the plot is but a fragile apology to draw together song and dance numbers. Some of us, however, love big, splashy, exaggerated musical scenes, of which there are many. Glittering stage numbers case a high Barbra Streisand as Dolly Levy, a New York matchmaker who can find a teammate for anyone. Anyone but herself, that is. Regulated to wed rich Walter Matthau, she lures him out of Yonkers and sets...

Hello, Dolly!

More Yoga for the Rest of Us, with Peggy CappyInstructor Peggy Cappy is More Yoga for the Rest of Us takes up where the first volume (released in 2002) left off, with a soft, easy-to-follow series of yoga presents commendd for initiates, those who are older and less progressive, or anyone transaction with hurts or regaining from sickness. Unlike so many yoga video programs, which underscore the gymnastic scenes of the recitation (certainly a part of yoga, but hardly the most grave part) and feature beautiful young people with perfect...

More Yoga for the Rest of Us, with Peggy Cappy

The Glenn Miller StoryJames Stewart, at his warmest and most avuncular, plays the bandleader who rocketed to celebrity during the swing epoch. The Glenn Miller Story may be a whitewashed version of Miller is life, but it certainly is a enjoyable illustration of the feel-good Hollywood biopic, with the common patterns: early battles, patriotic wife (June Allyson at her chirpiest), personal sacrifice - Miller joins the Army when war interruptions out, although he doesn't have to - and final disaster. All the Glenn...

The Glenn Miller Story