Written by and starring Tony Robinson as the Sherriff of Nottingham, Tony has been a regular on our TV screens since he got his big break playing Baldrick in Blackadder. Contained in slim-line packaging with outer slipcase, all four series of Maid Marian and her Merry Men are featured alongside a compendium booklet by the artist Paul Cemmic (who did the graphics for the original series) released on DVD by Eureka Entertainment on 21 November 2016. SPECIAL FEATURES including: • Christmas Special • Cast Audio Commentaries • Interactive Game • Improvised Sketches by the Cast • Photo Gallery
Special features • New 2K restoration
• Easter Eggs • Trailers • Compendium booklet by the artist Paul Cemmic
• The Charm of Dynamite (Kevin Brownlow, 1968, 51 mins): BBC documentary on Glance’s silent films, narrated by Lindsay Anderson • Composing Napoleon - An Interview with Carl Davis) (2016, 45 mins)
Murdoch Mysteries: Series 8 (12)
• Feature-length commentary by Paul Cuff
• Alternative single-screening ending
Cast: Yannick Bisson Run time: 792 mins
• Individual triptych panel presentations
Season 8 finds Detective Murdoch and his colleagues exploring the world of corsets; the women’s suffrage movement; vaudeville; the silver boom in Northern Ontario; the rise of the automobile; and the early days of organized crime on the Toronto waterfront. This season also delve into Detective Murdoch’s origins, and feature historical figures including notorious lawman, gunslinger and sports writer Bat Masterson; outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid; Teddy Roosevelt; Mark Twain; Thomas Edison and his son; and W.C. Fields.
Napoleon (PG) (Blu-ray and DVD) Cast: Albert Dieudonne, Edmond Van Daele, Antonin Artaud Dir. Abel Gance Run time: 332 mins A film by Abel Gance Music composed and conducted by Carl Davis Marking a new chapter in the history of one of the
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Originally conceived by Gance as the first of six films about Napoleon, this five-and-a-half-hour epic features full-scale historical creations of episodes from his personal and political life, that see Bonaparte overcome fierce rivals and political machinations to seal his imperial destiny. Utilising a number of groundbreaking cinematic techniques, Napoleon is accompanied by Carl Davis monumental score (newly recorded in 7.1), and offers one of the most thrilling experiences in the entire history of film.
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world’s greatest films, the release of Abel Gance’s Napoleon is the culmination of a project spanning 50 years. Digitally restored by the BFI National Archive and Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow, this cinematic triumph is available to experience on Blu-ray for the very first time
• Napoleon digital restoration featurette (2016, 5 mins) • Stills and Special Collections Gallery
• Illustrated 60-page book with writing by Paul Cuff, Kevin Brownlow and Hervé Dumont, an extensive interview with Carl Davis; and full film, music and restoration credits
New Orleans Music in Exile (E) (Blu-ray) Run time: 113 mins Like their neighbors, members of the legendary New Orleans music community were devastated by Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath. With NEW ORLEANS MUSIC IN EXILE, noted music documentarian Robert Mugge (DEEP BLUES, THE KINGDOM OF ZYDECO, RHYTHM ‘N’ BAYOUS) creates an emotional portrait of horror, heartbreak, and hope as the musicians who lived through the disaster pick up the pieces and try to rebuild their lives. Many Crescent City artists are shown giving post-Katrina performances, among them Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, Marcia Ball, Theresa Andersson, Eddie Bo, Rebirth Brass Band, The Iguanas, Jon Cleary, Cowboy Mouth, and Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, and interviews with these and other musicians make it clear how a Category 5 hurricane, broken levees, floods, looting, black mold, and their consequences wreaked havoc on music and life in America’s most colorful city.