A taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforms the car into a mobile film studio, and captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive. Jafar Panahi has managed to astonish us with his trilogy composed of This is not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and now Taxi, winner of the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Festival
A taxi driver is driving through the vibrant streets of Tehran. Diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his car, transforms the car into a mobile film studio, and captures the spirit and contradictions of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive. Banned from travelling and making films in 2010, Jafar Panahi has managed to astonish us with his beautiful trilogy composed of This is not a Film (2011), Closed Curtain (2013) and now Taxi, winner of the Golden Bear at this year s Berlin Film Festival.
Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.
Having tackled corporate corruption in Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005), and US torture policy in Taxi to the Dark Side (2007), Oscar-winning documentary-maker Alex Gibney has turned his attention to the incendiary issue of child abuse in the Catholic Church. Oscar -winning filmmaker Alex Gibney explores the abuse of power in the Catholic Church through the story of four courageous deaf men, who in the first known case of public protest, set out to expose the priest who abused them. Through their case the film follows a cover-up that winds its way from the row houses of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, through the bare ruined choirs of Ireland's churches, all the way to the highest office of the Vatican.
Belle Williams (Queen Latifah) is beautiful, tough and sexy, not to mention renowned for weaving her taxi through New York's city streets at speeds upwards of 135 miles per hour!Detective Andy Washburn (Jimmy Fallon), young, handsome and eager, is one of New York's finest, but one of the Big Apple's worst drivers. Hot on the stiletto heels of four sexy Brazilian bank robbers, Washburn convinces Belle to team up with him to pursue the quartet of crooks.Together, the cool cabbie and the overconfident cop go on a death-defying game of cat and mouse with the beautiful bad girls. That is, if Belle and Washburn don't will each other first!
Following the success of 2018s sold out ‘Special Stuff’ box set, each series of the cult BBC show is being made available for the first time individually on 3 x 180G heavyweight translucent vinyl. Welcome to where it all began… the fictional town of Spent, home to delightfully macabre creations of Mark Gatiss, Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith. Following the success of the award winning live show at the Edinburgh fringe, ‘On The Town With’ aired on BBC Radio 4 where we were first introduced to The Dentons, Barbara (a taxi driver half way through a sex change), and shopkeeper Mr Iingleby, going on to win a Sony award. Murderously funny and acutely observed, The League of Gentlemen’s highly acclaimed brand of comedy shows human nature at its most extreme, and most hilarious. Created in conjunction with the League Of Gentlemen, and featuring beautiful original artwork by horror legend Graham Humphreys and a sleeve note by Mark Gatiss.
Winner of the prestigious FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the Venice Film Festival, GOODBYE SOLO is the latest film from young, internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop), one of the architects of popularly termed American neo-neorealism and recently hailed the new great American director by eminent critic Roger Ebert. Featuring the irresistible pairing of first-time actor Souléymane Sy Savané with former Elvis bodyguard Red West, GOODBYE SOLO is an uplifting exploration of morality at the very heart of a poignant tale of unlikely friendship. Solo, a Senegalese immigrant driving a taxi in North Carolina, has aspirations of becoming a flight attendant and help provide a better life for his pregnant wife and step-daughter. One night he picks up William, a tough Southern old-timer with a lifetime of regrets. One man s dream is just beginning, while the other s is quickly winding down. But despite their differences, both men soon realise they need each other more than either is willing to admit. Through this unforgettable friendship, GOODBYE SOLO skillfully explores the passing of a generation as well as the rapidly changing face of the world in which we live.
Look at Life was a regular series of short documentary films produced between 1959 and 1969 by the Special Features Division of the Rank Organisation and screened in their Odeon and Gaumont cinemas – replacing the circuit’s newsreel, Universal News, which had become largely irrelevant with the advent of television news broadcasts. Marvellously concise and beautifully shot, these ‘slice of life’ colour featurettes – numbering over 500 episodes in total – presented cinemagoers with varied aspects of contemporary British life, and among the documentaries included here are several that vividly capture the vibrancy and optimism of the Swinging Sixties. Digitally restored from the original film elements, this release compiles 54 memorable films which offer a fascinating snapshot of transport in 1960s Britain, with many unseen since their first screening. Ticket to Tokyo [April 1959], Letting Off Steam [May 1959], New Roads for Old [May 1959], Flight on a Cushion [August 1959], Talking of Coaches... [August 1959], Alpine Rescue [October 1959], Shopping for a ‘Queen’ [October 1959], Sailing the Sky [November 1959], Driving Test [December 1959], Shape of a Ship [January 1960], Air Hostess [February 1960], Taxi! Taxi!! [March 1960], All Through the Night [April 1960], Over and Under [April 1960], Horse-power Riders [July 1960], Eyes of the Law [March 1962], Scooter Commuter [April 1962], Sea Horses [May 1962], So They All Hover Now [September 1962], The Village Sleeps Again [September 1962], Birdmen [January 1963], Draw the Fires [April 1963] , The Car Has Wings [June 1963], Vintage Models [June 1963], Pilot Aboard [July 1963], Where No Tide Flows [August 1963], High, Wide and Faster [November 1963], Oil Aboard [December 1963], Report on a River [December 1963], Europe Grows Together [December 1963], Turn of the Wheel [April 1964], City of the Air [May 1964], Behind the Ton-Up Boys [August 1964], Going Places Under Water [August 1964], Living with Cars [November 1964], Flying to Work [December 1964], The Spirit of Brooklands [February 1965], Weather Adviser [April 1965], What Price Safety? [May 1965] , Down in the Dumps [September 1965], Cats of the Sea [November 1965], Breaking the Ice [March 1966], Skimming Through the Sixties [December 1966] The Big Take-Off [December 1966] Lighter Than Air [March 1967] Just an Accident [May 1967] Scrambling for It [May 1967] The Straits of Dover [June 1967] Where Do You Leave the Boat? [August 1967] Pushing the Bike [October 1967] Playing Trains [December 1967] The City’s For Living In [September 1968] All in a Day’s Work [March 1969] A Load of Pheasants [March 1969]
Watch Out! They Get You While You're Sleeping! When health official Elizabeth Driscoll (Brooke Adams) notices that her lover has become strangely distant, this sets in train a series of shocking discoveries that sees both her and colleague Matthew Bennell (Donald Sutherland) fleeing for their lives to the sound of ear-piercing alien screams. Remakes of great films are usually on a hiding to nothing, but Philip Kaufman's brilliant update of the 1956 classic is a rare and memorable exception. Transposing the action to the heart of San Francisco allows Kaufman to retain all the suspense of Jack Finney's original story while adding caustic social commentary about the selfishness of the 1970s me generation that remains all too relevant today. But it's a paranoid thriller first and foremost, based on one of the most psychologically terrifying of all premises - what happens when you can no longer trust not just the authorities but even your nearest and dearest? Special Features: Limited Edition SteelBook packaging featuring original poster artwork High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) presentation of the film Original uncompressed Stereo 2.0 audio / 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio Optional English SDH subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing Audio commentary with director Philip Kaufman Pod Discussion: A new panel conversation about Invasion of the Body Snatchers and invasion cinema featuring critic Kim Newman and filmmakers Ben Wheatley and Norman J. Warren Dissecting the Pod: A new interview with Kaufman biographer Annette Insdorf Pod Novel: A new interview with Jack Seabrook, author of Stealing through Time: On the Writings of Jack Finney about Finney's original novel 'The Body Snatchers' Re-Visitors from Outer Space: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Pod - a documentary on the making of the film featuring Philip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, writer W.D. Richter and more The Man Behind the Scream: The Sound Effects Pod - a look at the film's pioneering sound effects The Invasion Will Be Televised: The Cinematography Pod - cinematographer Michael Chapman (Taxi Driver, Raging Bull) discusses the look of and influences on the visual style of the film Practical Magic: The Special Effect Pod – A look at the creation of the special effects from the opening space sequence Original Theatrical Trailer Collector's booklet featuring new writing on the film by critic David Cairns, as well as re-prints of classic articles including contemporary interviews with Philip Kaufman and W.D. Richter, illustrated with original archive stills and posters