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(1978) A beautifully animated version of Richard Adams' classic tale of rabbits and men. Featuring the voices of John Hurt and Richard Briers.When Fiver the rabbit foresees the destruction of his warren, he must lead his brother bunnies to safety. Animated adaptation of Richard Adams' novel featuring the voice talents of John Hurt and Nigel Hawthorne
With Disney Studios in decline in the late 1970s, producer-director Martin Rosen sought to fill a gap in the animation market with Watership Down, an adaptation of Richard Adams' best-selling bunny book. Given its graphic violence and religious imagery, it was an ambitious project that didn't lend itself easily to kid-friendly fare. A bomb seemed primed to explode, especially when Rosen's first-choice as director dropped out and he decided to oversee the animation himself.
Monte Carlo or Bust
(1969) From the makers of 'Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines' comes a more down-to-earth version of the usual star-studded race.A collection of eccentric competitors lie, cheat and bumble their way across Europe in the famed car rally. Comedy starring Terry-Thomas, Peter Cook, Tony Curtis, Dudley Moore, Susan Hampshire, and directed by Ken Annakin
Released in 1969, Monte Carlo Or Bust (a much snappier title than the film's alternate moniker - Those Daring Young Men In Their Jaunty Jalopies) is a loose sequel to the surprise 1965 hit Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines. Whereas that film revolved around a group of wacky competitors attempting to achieve the quickest time in a flying race from London to Paris, this flick features battling automobiles.
(1946) Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard are two married people whose chance encounter in a railway station's cafe sees them tempted to adultery.David Lean breaks out the stiff upper lips for his restrained, yet emotionally charged, examination of forbidden passions in 1940s England
While most of Lean's work falls firmly into the epic category - both in subject matter and treatment - with Brief Encounter he eschews his trademark grand, sweeping statements in favour of taut melodrama.
(1981) Craig Warnock stars as a young boy snatched from his suffocating suburban existence by a band of renegade dwarfs led by David Rappaport.Terry Gilliam's deranged, delightful foray into (and out of) world history. Starring John Cleese, Michael Palin and Sean Connery
Time Bandits Schoolboy Kevin (Craig Warnock) awakes to find a black knight smashing through his bedroom wardrobe followed by a clumsy band of renegade dwarves (including Baker, the man inside R2-D2). They've discovered a map of the universe's worm holes - the portals of time travel - and are looting the past for rich booty, hotly pursued by Ralph Richardson's brilliantly down-to-earth Supreme Being and David Warner's camper-than-Christmas Evil Genius.
(2004) Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton star as a London couple haunted by Rhys Ifans in this tale of dangerous obsession.Daniel Craig and Samantha Morton star as a London couple haunted by Rhys Ifans in this tale of dangerous obsession based on the novel by Ian McEwan. Roger Michell directs
Joe (Craig) and Claire (Morton) are sharing an intimate moment in a rural English field on a glorious summer day when suddenly they spot a hot-air balloon out of control. In the basket is a young boy and, before he knows what he's doing, Joe - alongside assorted passers-by - is dangling on the end of its rope, trying to weigh the balloon down before it sails away. One by one, they find they can't hang on and let go, except for one man who leaves it too late. He dies, gruesomely, when he lands.
Brothers of the Head
(2005) Siamese twins become punk heroes in this mockumentary from the directors of Lost In La Mancha.Siamese twins become punk heroes in this mockumentary from the directors of Lost In La Mancha
Brothers Of The Head How do you follow up a documentary that plays out like a tragi-comedy? Easy: make a tragi-comedy that masquerades as a documentary. After the brilliant Lost In La Mancha, a hair-raising account of Terry Gilliam's aborted efforts to film The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe return with another tale of industry implosion - though this time the industry under the spotlight is the music business of the mid-1970s, characterised by pan-sexual hijinks, druggy indulgence, a burgeoning punk scene and, we're invited to believe, the most jaw-dropping double act of the decade. And that includes Bernie Winters and Schnorbitz.
(1987) A BAFTA-nominated Julie Walters is the suburban madam with some highly unusual clients in ex-Python Terry Jones' ribald comedy.A BAFTA-nominated Julie Walters is the suburban madam with some highly unusual clients in ex-Python Terry Jones' comedy, inspired by the real-life experiences of Cynthia Payne
Personal Services Inspired by Cynthia Payne's career as supplier of sex to the establishment (she's credited here as consultant), Terry Jones' post-Python directorial debut is a cheerful sex comedy full of oddly orientated eccentrics seeking relief from their stiff upper lips.